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1. n., Lei, garland, wreath; necklace of flowers, leaves, shells, ivory, feathers, or paper, given as a symbol of affection; beads; any ornament worn around the head or about the neck; to wear a lei; special song presenting a lei; crown; ring around a drake's neck; yoke, as for joining draft animals, especially oxen. Figuratively, a beloved child, wife, husband, sweetheart, younger sibling or child, so called because a beloved child was carried on the shoulders, with its legs draped down on both sides of the bearer like a lei.

  • Examples:
    • Kāna lei, his lei (to give away or sell).
    • Kona lei, his lei (to wear).
    • Leilani (name), royal child, heavenly lei.
    • ʻUhene ahahana kaʻu lei naʻu ia (song), oh joy, oh boy, she's my darling.
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2. vi., To leap, fling, toss, spring forward; to rise, as a cloud. Usually used with hoʻo-.

  • hoʻolei Caus/sim.; To cast, throw, heave, toss, pitch; to stretch, send.
    • Hoʻolei ukana, to unload freight.
    • Ka hoʻolei wāwae ʻana, marking time.
    • Hoʻolei wale, to throw away wastefully, heedlessly, uselessly.
    • Hoʻolei wale nō i ke kālā i nā leʻaleʻa lapuwale, merely throwing away money on worthless pleasures.
    • Ua hoʻolei mai me kō lākou waha (Hal. 59.7), they belch out with their mouth.
    • Hoʻolei loa, to throw completely away, to throw far.
    • Hoʻolei loa akula nā wāwae a Nā-maka-o-Kahaʻi ā pololei (For. 4:69), Nāmaka-o-Kahaʻi stretched her legs out straight.
    • Hoʻolei pōpō, name of an old ball game.
    • Pupuʻu hoʻolei loa, to arrive with astonishing speed; to leave and arrive in no time at all; literally, crouch fling far.
    • Hoʻōho hoʻolei, farflung shout.
    • Hoʻolei koke nō iāia mauka ma ka ʻāina, quickly send him ashore.
  • Nah. 10.11.
  • PNP lei.

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lēʻī

/ lē.ʻī / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vs., Crowded, full.

  • Examples:
    • Lēʻī Kohala, eia i ka nuku nā kānaka (FS 185), Kohala is crowded to the very, mouth with people [a saying referring to the astonishment of Maui invaders of Kohala, Hawaiʻi, who, contrary to, the report of their intelligence, found Kohala crowded with people; said of crowds of people anywhere].
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Lei (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it).

  • Examples:
    • Feather lei, lei hulu.
    • Any lei for the neck, lei, lei ʻāʻī.
    • Head lei, lei poʻo.
    • Hat lei, lei pāpale.
    • Flat lei, as for a hat, lei papa.
    • Shell lei, lei pūpū.
    • “Puka shell” lei, lei pūpū puka.
    • To wear a lei, lei, leilei, lei pāpahi.
  • References:
    • See saying, puʻupuʻu #1.
    • For songs about lei see Elbert and Mahoe.

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v. To put around the neck, as a wreath; to tie on, as one's beads. See the substantive. To put on an ensign or badge, as an officer in battle; ma ka la kaua, lei no ke alii i ka niho palaoa.

2. To rise up, as a cloud; to lift up. PASS. To be lifted or raised up, as a cloud. Nah. 10:11.

3. Hoo. To cast out; to cast off; to fling away from; to reject as useless; to throw or cast down upon the ground. Puk. 4:3.

4. To put on one, as a crown; to crown. PASS. To wear, as a crown.

5. To put on shore, as freight from a ship; aole lakou i hoolei mua i ka lakou ukana, they did not at first put their goods on shore.

6. To cast out, as out of the mouth; to belch, i. e., to talk profanely. Hal. 59:7.

7. To defile; to profane.

8. To lie down; to fall at full length; to stretch out; to cast down.

s. Any ornamental dress for the head or neck.

1. A string of beads; a necklace; a wreath of green leaves or flowers.

2. A crown for the head. See LEIALII. Lei bipi, the bow of an ox yoke; the garland for crowning a god.

3. Any external ornamental work. Puk. 25:11. NOTE—The leis of Hawaiians were made of a great many materials, but the lauhala nut was the most valued on account of its odoriferous qualities. See LEIHALA.

1. n., Any ornamental dress for the head or neck; a string of beads; a necklace; a wreath of green leaves or flowers; garland.

2. n., A crown for the head. Syn: Leialii.

3. n., Any external ornamental work. [The leis of Hawaiians were made of a great many materials, but the leihala, made of lauhala nuts, was the most valued on account of its odoriferous qualities.]

4. n., String of beads used in praying.

5. n., The garland for crowning a god.

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1. To put around the neck, as a wreath; to tie on, as one's beads.

2. To put on an ensign or badge, as an officer in battle; ma ka la kaua let no ke alii i ka niho palaoa.

, 'garland'

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