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nvt., To chew fine, soften, masticate; laceration in childbirth.

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1. nvs., Sickness, illness, disease, ailment, patient, sick person; sick, ill, menstruating.

  • Examples:
    • Maʻi make, fatal or terminal disease or sickness.
    • Maʻi na loko, inside sickness [caused by family troubles].
    • Maʻi na waho mai, sickness from outside [caused by sorcery].
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2. Genitals, genital, genital chant.

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3. n., Tenon.

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1. Directional particle, towards the speaker, this way.

  • Examples:
    • Come, come here, welcome; say, give (used idiomatically without preverb particles).
    • Hele mai, come (cf. hele aku, go).
    • He mai (Kel. 19)! Come! Welcome! Hāʻawi mai, give me.
    • Mai hoʻi kauwahi wai, do give me a little water.
    • Mai e ʻai, come and eat.
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2. preposition, From.

  • Examples:
    • Mai ʻō ā ō, from there to there; from one point to another, everywhere.
    • Mai iā Maui, from Maui.
    • Mai hea mai ʻoe? Where did you come from?
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3. Imminence-marking particle, Almost, nearly, as though.

  • Examples:
    • (Gram. 5.4.) Mai hoʻokuʻiʻia au e ke kaʻa, I was almost hit by a car.
    • Mai ʻike ʻole ʻia nō, [he] was hardly seen at all (said sarcastically of a show-off).
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4. Preverb particle of negative command. Don't.

  • Examples:
    • Mai ʻai ʻoe, don't eat.
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    • Gram. 5.4.

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See entries below and hoʻomalu maʻi.

adv. An adverb of prohibition; before a verb it is used imperatively for prohibiting; mai hele oe, don't you go; mai hana hou aku, do it not again. It is often used with noho a in a prohibitory sense; as, mai noho oukou a hana kolohe, do not do mischief. See NOHO.

adv. Almost; nearly; near to; exposed to; about to be; mai ike ole oe ia'u, you were near never seeing me; mai make au, I was almost dead; mostly used in the beginning of a sentence.

prep. From, as from a person, place or thing spoken of.

2. Towards a person, place or thing speaking, and repeated after the noun when the motion is towards the person speaking; otherwise aku or ae is used; as, mai Kauai mai, from Kauai (here) this way; mai Honolulu aku a i Kailua, from Honolulu onward to Kailua. Gram. § 75.

adj. Sick; diseased; weak.

s. Sickness generally; illness; disease; mai ahulau, mai luku, a pestilence; mai eha nui, a painful disease; mai pehu, the dropsy.

2. The private parts of men or women; o ka malo, oia ka wawae e paa ai ka mai; mai wili, the venereal disease or gonorrhea.

v. Oia kekahi mea e hooheehee ai ka ai, alaila mai iho la. Anat. 52.

v. See MAE, to fade, &c. To be or to fall sick. 2 Sam. 12:15. To be diseased; to be unwell. Ioan. 11:1, 3.

Sick; diseased; weak.

1. An adverb of prohibition; before a verb it is used imperatively for prohibiting: mai hele oe, don't you go; mai hana hou aku, do it not again. It is often used with noho a in a prohibitory sense; as, mai noho oukou a hana kolohe, do not do mischief. See noho.

2. Almost; nearly; near to; exposed to; about to be; Mai ike ole oe ia'u, you nearly failed to see me; mai make au, I was almost dead; mostly used in the beginning of a sentence.

1. Sickness generally; illness; disease; mai ahulau, mai luku, a pestilence; mai eha nui, a painful disease; mai pehu, the dropsy; mai wili, venereal disease.

2. The private parts.

1. From, as from a person, place or thing spoken of.

2. Toward a person, place or thing speaking, and repeated after the noun when the motion is towards the person speaking; otherwise aku or ae is used; as, mai Kauai mai, from Kauai (here) this way; mai Honolulu aku a i Kailua, from Honolulu onward to Kailua.

To be or to fall sick; to be diseased; to be unwell.

Same as maia. to make soft.

Come; come near.

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