1. nvs., Beauty, glory, splendor; beautiful, pretty, glorious, splendid.
2. n., Beautiful flower (sometimes followed by -o- + place name).
3. n., Good thing (idiom).
- He nani nō ia, it's a good thing.
4. conjunction, Since, because.
- Nani hoʻi ua kiʻi ʻia maila e make, he aha lā hoʻi … (Kel. 37), since [I] am indeed summoned by death, what of it …
- Nani nō ia e hele ana ʻoe i ke kula, e hoʻoikaika i ka haʻawina, since you are going to school, work hard on the lessons.
5. interjection, How much, how.
- Nani ka maikaʻi, how fine.
- Nani ka pupuka, how very ugly.
- Nani ʻino kuʻu makemake, how much I want it.
- (He may precede nani in these sentences.)
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