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1. n., Edge, rim, border, boundary, margins, brim.

2. Small quantity, particle, a little bit, minutia; slight.

  • Examples:
    • ʻIke lihi, to glimpse.
    • Lihi kamaʻāina, slight knowledge, casual acquaintance.
    • ʻAʻohe ona lihi hoʻomaopopo iki, he didn't in the least understand.
    • ʻAʻole lihi launa o ka pilikia, there's no end to the trouble.
    • ʻAʻohe oʻu lihi hoihoi, I haven't a particle of interest, not the slightest interest.
    • He lihi pili kō mākou, we are remotely related.
    • Lihi launa ʻole, not the slightest association.
    • ʻAʻole e lilo kahi huna, ʻaʻole hoʻi kahi lihi iki o ke kānāwai (Mat. 5.18), not one jot, not one tittle shall in any wise pass from the law.
  • hoʻolihi Caus/sim.; to gird.

3. Right or interest in property.

  • Examples:
    • He lihi koʻu i laila, I have an interest there.

4. Point of fishhook.

  • References:
    • Kam. 76:77.

5. Pearl-shell lure, as for ʻōpelu fish.

6. Piece of land usually between two ahupuaʻa and of unestablished ownership.

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kikino, Margin, as on a printed page.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • Lihi hema. Left margin.
    • Lihi ʻākau. Right margin.
    • Lihi o luna. Top margin.
    • Lihi o lalo. Bottom margin.
    • Hoʻopaʻa i nā lihi. To set the margins.
  • References:

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