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mahiki Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. vi. To jump, leap, hop, move up and down, vibrate; to spatter; to teeter, seesaw; to weigh, as on scales; a seesaw. hoʻo.mahiki To cause to leap, jump, etc. (PPN mafiti.)

2. vt. To cast out spirits, exorcise, especially with mahiki shrimps; to treat in turn, as troubles in hoʻoponopono family therapy (Na_na_ 75–7). Mahiki ana i nā mea ʻino, treating the deep troubles.

3. n. Any kind of shrimp used ceremoniously.

4. Same as ʻakiʻaki, a grass used to exorcise evil spirits, especially when shrimps are not available.

5. vt. To pry; peel off, as a scab; to appear. Mahiki ka lā i ka ʻilikai, the sun came forth on the horizon.

6. Same as ʻuku kai, a sand hopper.

7. n. A variety of taro.

mahiki Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino Grass, general term; lawn. Niʻihau. Also mauʻu. ʻOki i ka mahiki. To mow the lawn.

MA-HI-KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To vibrate; to play up and down, as the beam of a scale; hence,

2. To weigh, as in scales.

3. To play up and down, as a lever upon its prop in the center; to pry, as with a lever. Anat. 3.

4. To cast out, as an evil spirit; to exorcise.

5. To hop; to jump; to leap.

6. To scatter; to blow away, as with a puff of wind.

7. To lift up; to carry in the arms.

MA-HI-KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Thick, tall grass in a damp place; thick, low shrubs or underbrush.

2. The place where tall grass or thick bushes grow.

3. A prop on which a lever rests in prying up a weight.

4. A calabash for water.

Mahiki (mā'-hī'-ki), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. A short grass in a damp place; thick, low shrubs or underbrush.

2. The place where mahiki grass or thick bushes grow.

3. A prop on which a lever rests in prying up a weight

4. A calabash for water.

Mahiki (mă'-hī'-ki'), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. To vibrate; to play up and down, as the beam of a scale; hence.

2. To weigh, as in scales.

3. To play up and down, as a lever upon its prop in the center; to pry, as with a lever.

4. To cast out, as an evil spirit; to exorcise.

5. To hop; to move by jerks; to make progress by jumps, as in leap frog.

6. To be scattered.

Mahiki Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Land division, Wai-mea, Hawaiʻi, named for a horde of moʻo killed by Hiʻiaka. (PH chapter 12.) Lit., leap.

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