1. vs. To yearn for; to be in love with; to love, desire, long for. See ex., ninipo. hoʻo.nipo To make love, court, woo, yearn for. ʻO ka holu nape a ka lau o ka niu, hoʻonipo ana lā i ke ehu kai (song), swaying dipping of the coconut leaves, making love in the sea spray.
2. Drowsy, languid, sleepy. hoʻo.nipo To cause sleepiness, make drowsy. E hoʻonipo ʻia ana e ka hiamoe iki, made drowsy by a light sleep.