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n.

1. Bosom, breast; depression; (poetic) heart, arms. Cf. poli lima, poli wāwae. Ma ka poli iho nei, hoʻonanea (song), in the arms, relax. (PCP poli.)

2. Instep. (Short for poli wāwae).

3. Coconut husk attached to a fishing line. Cf. nuku.

s. The lower part of the belly; the lap when one is sitting; the bosom. Rut. 4:16. Wahine o kou poli. Kanl. 13:7.

2. A slight concavity, as the hollow of the foot; poli wawae; the space between the breasts of females. Mel. Sol. 1:13.

3. FIG. Friendly presence; love. See POHO.

adj. Having a slight hollow or cavity, as the bosom or lap; ilio moe poli, puaa moe poli, a dog or pig often carried in the bosom, i. e., greatly beloved; petted.

Poli (pō'-li), adj.

/ pō'-li / Parker Haw to Eng,

Having a slight hollow or cavity, as the bosom or lap: ilio moe poli, puaa moe poli, a dog or pig often carried in the bosom, that is, greatly beloved; petted.

Poli (pō'-li), n.

/ pō'-li / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The lower part of the abdomen; the lap when one is sitting; the bosom: wahine o kou poli.

2. A slight concavity, as the hollow of the foot, poli wawae; the space between the breasts of females. (The word is applied to all cavities on the body.) Syn: Poho.

3. Fig. Friendly presence; love.

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