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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.

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

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

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