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Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Stingy, miserly, niggardly; stinginess (sometimes preceded by ke).

2. nvi., Sputtering, smoldering, as green wood that burns poorly; to snort, as a horse; to sniffle or have difficulty breathing due to a congestion in the nose, as caused by a cold; to break wind with a slight sputtering sound.

  • Examples:
    • Pī ka ʻamo, the anus sputters [to work hard like a slave].
    • ʻO ke kāne kēnā, pī ka ʻamo, if he's your husband, you'll know plenty of drudgery; literally, the anus will give a pī sound.
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3. vt., To sprinkle, as water with the fingers.

4. n., Peas, lentils (2 Sam. 17.28); a kind of bean; hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab 🌐) or Lima bean.

  • Source:
    • English.

5. n., The letter “p.”

  • Source:
    • English.

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