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niho Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Tooth; toothed; nipper, as of an insect; octopus beak; Aristotle's lantern, of a sea urchin; claw, as of crab; tusk; stones set interlocking, as in a wall; biting, of the teeth; cog.

  • Examples:
    • Mai hana wale aku ʻoe iā Keʻoi, he niho, don't act indiscriminately toward Keʻoi, he has teeth! [He is dangerous, as in sorcery.]
    • Nā niho o kāna pale kaua (Ioba 15.26), the bosses of his bucklers.
    • Puka ka niho o Laʻakea, Laʻakea is getting his teeth.
    • Hoʻonoho niho ʻia, the stones are set [as in a fence].
  • References:

2. n., Tapa or mat patterns, always followed by qualifiers; see below.

Tags: anatomy tapa

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niho Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Tooth.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word
  • Examples:
    • Nau kuai i ka niho. To grind the teeth.
    • Puka niho. Cavity in a tooth, caries.
  • References:
    • See kauka hoʻopololei niho, wili niho, ʻōhiki kauka niho.
    • Cf. haka waha.

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niho Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Dental, in linguistics.

  • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

Tags: linguistics

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niho Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

ʻaʻano To have whitecaps. Ua niho ke kai i nehinei. The sea had whitecaps yesterday. Mān. (Daisy Pai). See ʻale kuakea.

NI-HO Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To bite with the teeth; to indent; to set in like teeth; to lay a stone wall in a bank of earth.

NI-HO Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A tooth. Puk. 21:27. The tooth of an animal, especially a whale’s tooth; e malama i ka niho palaoa, take care of the niho palaoa (an ornament made of a whale’s tooth.) See PALAOA. Niho elepane, elephant’s tooth, i. e., ivory. 2 Oihl. 9:17. O ka niho mano ko Hawaii nei mea e ako ai i ka lauoho, a shark’s tooth was the Hawaiian instrument for cutting the hair.

Niho (nī'-ho), v. / nī'-ho / Parker Haw to Eng,

To bite with the teeth; to indent; to set in like teeth; to lay a stone wall in a bank of earth. Hooniho is preferable.

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