- E pili kāua, let's be together.
- Hehi i ka pili, wehe i ka pili, to abolish relationship.
- Maka pili, squinting eyes that seem almost closed.
- Pili hukihuki, clashes between close associates, a bickering relationship.
- He pili wehena ʻole, an unseverable relationship.
- Pili i ka hewa, to be found guilty.
- Pili ke kua me ke alo, the back and front meet [said of a thin person].
- Ke kukui ka pili ia o ka uhu, the kukui is the thing pertaining to the parrot fish; the kukui is related to the parrot fish (see kukui #1).
2. n. A grass (Heteropogon contortus 🌐) known in many warm regions, formerly used for thatching houses in Hawaiʻi; sometimes added to the hula altar to Laka, for knowledge to pili or cling; thatch (preceded by ke).
- Hale pili, house thatched with pili grass.
- Lei kōkō ʻula i ke pili (song), red network lei [rainbow] on the pili grass.
- Hū wale aku nō ka waiwai i ke pili (Kep. 119), the wealth overflowed on the pili grass [of great quantities].
- Neal 80.
4. n. Shingles, so called because they replace the pili grass of the roofs of the old houses (preceded by ke).
- See piliwaiwai.
6. n. Border, edge of time units, especially of late night.
- Pili aumoe, the late night.
- Ka pili o ka wanaʻao (Laie 469), at the approach of dawn.
- Ka pili o ke ahiahi (Laie 457), at the end of the evening, nightfall.
7. n. Uncolored sheets in a kuʻina, sleeping tapa.
8. n. Lining of a quilt under the layer of cotton or wool.
9. n. First stage of poi-pounding, with taro beginning to stick.
10. n. A narrow or precarious pass.
- Malo 215.
12. Same as ʻōpili, numb.
- UL 61.
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