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miki

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs. Quick, active, nimble, prompt, alert, spry, sprightly, watchful, fast and efficient in work; speed, alertness. He aha kāu ʻo ka miki ʻana aku nei i laila? Why were you so prompt in going there?

2. vi. To suck in, dip in; to shrink, as clothes or as salt beef in boiling; to spring together, as sides of a steel trap; to draw in, as an octopus; to contract; to recede, as an undertow; to shrivel, as a leaf; to take up with the fingers, as poi; evaporated, as water by boiling. See nalu miki. Miki poi, dab of poi, as on the finger. Miki pololei, fresh poi, said to be so called because it wasn't tasty and one was content with a dab or two. (PPN miti.)

miki

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

hamani To take up with the fingers, as poi. Dic. Manamana miki. Index finger. Also manamana kuhikuhi.

miki

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

ham To give an electric shock. Ke ʻoe hoʻō i kou manamana lima i loko o ka puka ʻōpuʻu, e miki ʻia ana ʻoe. If you stick your finger in the light socket, you will get shocked. Mān. Also omo. Cf. ʻūmiʻi.

MI-KI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To eat poi or other food by putting the fingers into it. Mar. 14:20.

2. To pinch; to snatch; to eat in a hurry.

3. To urge on; to act promptly and energetically; to be quick in doing a thing; to hasten on a work to completion.

4. To lick; to sup up. 1 Nal. 18:38.

MI-KI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Energetic; active; ready to act; diligent. Sol. 22:29.

MI-KI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Readiness; promptness in doing a thing.

2. One ready to ask for anything he sees.

Miki (mī'-ki), adj.

/ mī'-ki / Parker Haw to Eng,

Energetic; active; ready to act; diligent.

Miki (mī'-ki), n.

/ mī'-ki / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Readiness; promptness in doing a thing.

2. One ready to ask for anything he sees.

Miki (mī'-ki), v.

/ mī'-ki / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To take so much food as will adhere to a finger, or as can be taken between the thumb and forefinger.

2. To lick; to sup up.

3. To be active, willling and efficient in service; to work speedily and easily as one interested in the doing.

Miki

Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Fishing site, point, Kalaeloa, Oʻahu. Rocky point near the east boundary of Campbell Industrial Park. Named after a Japanese fisherman from ʻEwa Plantation.

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