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1. n., Hawaiian pearl oyster (Pinctada radiata 🌐); in songs this is known as the iʻa hāmau leo o ʻEwa, ʻEwa's silent sea creature [it was believed that talking would cause a breeze to ripple the water and frighten the pipi].

  • References:
    • PPN pipi.

2. Feelers of an insect, as of an ant.

3. Same as moa #3 (Psilotum 🌐).

4. A kind of tapa.

5. Body depression; eyeball.

  • Rare

6. Lower part of an adze.

  • Rare
  • References:
    • Malo 51.

7. Beef, cattle, ox.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna anatomy flora tapa rare image

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Reduplication of pī #2; squinting; twinkling, as stars.

  • Figuratively, barely surviving.
  • Examples:
    • Pipī ka ihu, the nose sniffles and is stopped up.
    • Inā i kanu mau ā mahi mau ke kauwahi ʻāina, ulu pipī wale nō ia lau kanu, if certain lands have been continually planted and farmed, the plants grow feebly.
    • Pipī ka wahie, hoʻonui ka pulupulu, if wood smolders, add more tinder.

Nā LepiliTags: metaphors

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1. Reduplication of pī #1, stingy.

2. Reduplication of pī #3; to urinate.

  • Source:
    • English.
  • Examples:
    • A īnā e pīpī ʻia ke koko ona ma ke kapa komo (Oihk. 6.27), when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment.
    • Pīpī holo kaʻao, sprinkled, the tale runs [a phrase used at the end of tales].
  • References:
    • PPN piipii.

3. n., Female ʻōʻō, a honey eater.

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kikino Pearl oyster. Dic. Cf. kupekio. Pepa lole pipi. Butcher paper. ʻAlekuʻu kau pipi. Cattle egret.

v. See PI, to throw water. To sprinkle. Oihk. 1:5. To wet by sprinkling water or blood. FIG. For purifying. Isa. 52:15.

2. Hoo. To smoulder; to continue to burn without a flame, as the wick of a lamp. Isa. 42:3. To burn, as green or wet wood.

3. To talk back; to reply in offensive terms to something said; to chide; to quarrel.

4. To be multitudinous or many; to stand thickly together; to be a multitude. See KUPIPI.

s. An oyster; he ano paiea, he ano ia; a kind of fish.

2. The center of a sea-shell, that is, the place where the meat adheres to the shell; hence.

3. The center of the eye; the sight.

4. The hen or female of the bird oo.

5. O kahi malalo e polipoli ana, he pipi ka inoa o ia wahi.

s. Eng. More properly written bifi. A foreign animal, first introduced by Captain Vancouver in 1793 or 1794 from Mexico; neat cattle generally. See BIPI.

adj. Incombustible; smouldering, as fire under green wood.

2. Almost extinguished; not burning easily. Hoo. Smoking, like something that will not blaze. Mat. 12:20.

3. Thick together; ku pipi; set thickly together, as kalo in rows.

4. Thick together without order; huikau.

5. Multitudinous; crowded many together.

NOTE.—With this orthography may be found some words which should have been written piipii. See PIIPII, adj.

Pipi (pĭ'-pī'), adj.

/ pĭ'-pī' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Smouldering as fire under green wood.

2. Almost extinguished; not burning easily; smoking, like something that will not blaze.

Pipi (pĭ'-pi), n.

/ pĭ'-pi / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. An oyster; he ano paiea, he ano ia. The oyster and its shell.

2. The center of the eye; the sight.

Pipi (pī'-pī'), n.

/ pī'-pī' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

The female of the, bird oo.

Pipi (pī'-pi), n.

/ pī'-pi / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. The feelers of an insect.

2. Any depression on the body; a mino.

3. [Eng. beef ] (Generally written bipi) Neat cattle.

Pipi (pī'-pi'), v.

/ pī'-pi' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Pi, to throw water.]

1. To sprinkle; to wet by sprinkling water or blood.

2. Fig. To purify.

3. To smoulder; to continue to burn without a flame. as the wick of a lamp; to burn. as green or wet wood.

Pipi (pī'-pī'), v.

/ pī'-pī' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To percolate, as water from a bed of rock.

2. To urinate.

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