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1. nvi. To rumble, as an earthquake; sighing, soughing, as of the wind; indistinct sound, as of distant shouting. See ex., nākolo. Nei akula ka ʻaha leʻaleʻa no kēia poʻe wāhine, no ke ʻano ʻē o kō lākou kapa (Laie 491), the pleasure gathering was in an uproar about the women and the strangeness of their tapa. hoʻo.nei Caus/sim.

2. Same as kōʻeleʻele, a seaweed; according to Reed 116, same as limu uaua loli.

3. Demon. occurring in several positions with several meanings. Nei may be considered a part of the present tense verb marker ke (verb) nei (see ke … nei and Gram. 5.3), and of the sequence ua (noun) nei, this aforementioned noun (see ua … nei and Gram. 8.3.4). After directionals and some nouns, nei may indicate past time (Gram. 7.2, 8.3.2): hele mai nei nō ʻoia, he came here. I ka pō nei, last night. Kēia pule aku nei, last week. Following nouns and pronouns, nei means ‘this’ and may indicate affection, as in the common sequences Hawaiʻi nei, this [beloved] Hawaiʻi, and e ia nei or e i nei, you [beloved] who are here. Preposed nei seems to carry both favorable and pejorative emotional connotations: nei ʻāina, this [fine] land, nei maʻi ʻo ka lepela, this [horrible] disease, leprosy. (Gram. 8.3.2.). (PPN ni, PNP nei.)

1. Rare var. of neʻe.

2. loc.n. Here, this place, local (often preceded by i, ma, o; cf. ʻaneʻi, ʻoneʻi, Gram. 8.6). Nā kānaka lawaiʻa o neʻi nei, the fishermen of this place; the local fishermen. No neʻi kaʻu huakaʻi, my journey will be to this place.

v. Similar to nee, but with more energy. To move along with noise or tumult; to rush; a nei aku la i na kumu o ka lani, and he moved the foundations of heaven; e nei nakulu ana ia nei, to move upon in a rush.

2. Hoo. To move, as in a tumult; to shove or urge along.

3. To move; to be forced, as the trees by the wind.

4. To make a confused noise, as a multitude moving together.

s. This place, or time; perhaps it should be classed with adverbs, but it has the attendants of a substantive; aohe akua o nei, there is no god of here, i. e., of this place; ia nei, here abouts, at this place; iho nei, just now, time past. See Grammar§ 161.

adj. pron. For neia or keia, this. No ka la auhau a ke alii nona nei noho ana ma Hawaii huipuia nei, for the tax day of the chief who sits now (as king) over these united Hawaiian (Islands.) E like me nei hana a ke kula nui, like this exercise of the high school.

adv. When following verbs, nei marks the present time; following nouns, it relates to the present place; as, ke hele nei au, I am going; ma Honolulu nei, at Honolulu here.

Nei (ne'i), adj. and pron.

Parker Haw to Eng,

[For neia or keia.] This.

"When following verbs, nei marks the present time; following nouns, it relates to the present place: Ke hele nei au, I am going; ma Honolulu nei, at Honolulu here.

This place, or time. Nei is classed with adverbs, but it has the modifiers of a substantive: Aohe akua o nei, there is no god of this place.

A low indistinct sound, like the hum of bees; confused noise like the roar of a tumult. Syn: Nakolo.

To resound, as the roll of distant thunder; to sigh or whisper, as the soughing of the wind through the leaves of the forest.

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