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1. nvs. Sky, heaven; heavenly, spiritual. ʻAi lani (1 Kor. 10.3), spiritual food. Mai ka lani nō ā ka honua, from heaven to earth (fig., suddenly, without rhyme or reason). (PPN langi.)

2. nvs. Very high chief, majesty; host (Isa. 34.4); royal, exalted, high born, noble, aristocratic. This meaning is most common in personal names, as Lei-lani, royal child or heavenly lei; Pua-lani, descendant of royalty or heavenly flowers. Cf. kamalani, kuhilani. Ka-lani-ana-ʻole (name), the incomparably exalted one. hoʻo.lani

a. To treat as a chief; to render homage to a chief; to act as a chief; to enjoy the position and prestige of a high chief.

b. Same as hoʻolanilani.

3. n. Kinds of flowers. See below.

s. The upper air; the sky. Kin. 1:15. The visible heavens; kahi i kau nei na hoku; na ao o ka lani, the clouds of heaven; na manu o ka lani, the fowls of heaven; equivalent to na manu o ka lewa.

2. Heaven; a holy place. Kanl. 26:15. Anything high up literally or by dignity of character; haui ka lani, ke alii kiekie.

3. The title of a high chief when addressed by a subject; equivalent to your highness; also when spoken of by a subject; as, e ka lani, ke hai aku nei au ia oe i na mea a kou makuakane, your highness, I declare to you the decisions of your father. See also meles and e ka lani o na lani, ke ae aku nei wau ma kau noi e kuu lani. Laieik. 197. This is like Chinese adulation.

adj. Heavenly; pertaining to the sky.

2. Heavenly; ano lani, having a heavenly or holy character; o ka imi anei ia i ka pono ano lani? is that seeking righteousness of a heavenly character?

1. Heavenly; pertaining to the sky.

2. Heavenly; ano lani, having a heavenly or holy character; O ka imi anei ia i ka pono ano lani? Is that seeking righteousness of a heavenly character?

1. The upper air; the sky. The visible heavens; kahi i kau nei na hoku; na ao o ka lani, the clouds of heaven; na manu o ka lani, the fowls of heaven; equivalent to na manu o ka lewa.

2. Heaven; a holy place. Anything high up literally or by dignity of character; haui ka lani, ke alii kiekie.

3. The title of a high chief when addressed by a subject; equivalent to "your highness;" also when spoken of by a subject; as: e ka lani, ke hai aku nei au ia oe i na mea a kou makuakane, Your Highness, I declare to you the decisions of your father; Ke ae aku nei wau ma kau noi e kuu lani.—Laieik. p. 197.

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