1. vi. To go inland or overland (whether or not uphill), to go or walk up, climb, ascend, advance, mount, rise; to grow up, as a child; to fall, as one shadow on another. See ihu piʻi. Piʻi kuahiwi, mountain climber; to climb mountains. Piʻi ke kai, the sea rises [the temper flares]. Maloʻo ka wai, piʻi ka lepo, the water dries up, the dirt comes up [reasoning and understanding are gone, only invective is left]. hoʻo.piʻi To cause to rise, promote, mount, come up, raise up, bring forth, utter; to turn into the wind; promotion. See ex., limalima 4. Me ka hoʻopiʻi aku ma ka inoa o kō kākou Haku, and call forth the name of our Lord. (PEP piki.)
2. vi. To experience personally, or appear, as heat, cold, emotion. See ex., maneʻo. Hānau ka piʻi ʻawaʻawa, he ʻawaʻawa kona (KL. line 520), are born those of bitter disposition, theirs is bitterness. No kona huhū, piʻi ka ʻōlelo ʻino, because of his anger, evil words come forth. Ke piʻi nei ka manaʻo, the idea comes now. Piʻi ka makemake, the desire comes. Piʻi ke anu, to get chills. Piʻi ka huhū, piʻi ka ʻena, piʻi ka heu, to get very angry, heated, bristling. Piʻi ka wela, to get a fever; to feel the heat of anger. Piʻi ka ʻōhune wela, to get prickly heat. Piʻi ka ʻula, to blush. hoʻo.piʻi Same as hoʻopiʻipiʻi.
3. Same as piʻipiʻi 3, curly. (PEP piki.)
4. Same as pipiʻi, expensive.
5. nvt. Intercourse; to practice intercourse; to mount, as of male animals. hoʻo.piʻi To cause to mount, as of male animals; to breed, impregnate.
6. n. Triangular piece inserted in a holokū skirt to add width, or inserted at the base of the legs of bell-bottom trousers. (PPN piki.)
7. n. Taros. See below.