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nanai

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vs. Difficult to climb, as a cliff; stiff-backed; to walk with stiff back; to strut, act the dandy; to lean back stiffly or haughtily; stiff-backed; humped over as a result of stiffness. Also lanai.

2. Swift. (AP)

NA-NAI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To go lightly; to go carefully; to sail lightly and carefully.

2. To love greatly; to love exceedingly; aole okana mai ka nui o ke aloha.

NA-NAI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A disease in the back like the hanunu; a stooping; a bending.

2. The person having such a disease. See mele a Niauliu.

Aloha hoi kau ka nanai,

Aloha wale kuu uhane kinowailua,

E ka maua e nonoho nei,

Aole au i ike oia kekahi,

Ua ka ilaila e kokohe ai.

NA-NAI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Empty; void; stripped, as a kalo patch when all the food is taken away; he loi nanai, a kalo patch all pulled.

Nanai (nă'-nă'i), adj.

/ nă'-nă'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

Empty; void; stripped, as a taro patch when all the food is taken away; he loi nanai, a taro patch all pulled.

Nanai (nă'-nā'i), adv.

/ nă'-nā'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

Lightly, swiftly, carefully: hele nanai; holo nanai.

Nanai (nă'-nā'i), n.

/ nă'-nā'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A disease in the back like the hanunu; a stooping; a bending.

2. A person having such a disease.

Nanai (nă'-nā'i), v.

/ nă'-nā'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To go lightly; to glide; to move swiftly; to go carefully; to sail lightly and carefully.

2. To go lightly in consequence of love.

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