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1. nvt., To anoint, consecrate, oil, crown, ordain, appoint, inaugurate; to daub; ointment.

  • Examples:
    • Haʻiʻōlelo poni a ke kiaʻāina, governor's inaugural address.
    • Ipu ʻalapaka poni (Luka 7.37), alabaster box of ointment.
    • ʻOia ka lā poni mōʻī, i poni ʻia ai nā aliʻi, that was the coronation day on which the monarchs were crowned.
  • References:
    • PPN pani.

2. nvs., Purple, any purplish color (a color associated with the first glimmer of dawn).

  • Examples:
    • He poni uliuli ā he poni ʻulaʻula kō lākou lole (Ier. 10.9), dark-purple and reddish-purple were their clothes.
  • References:

3. n., A variety of taro, used as medicine.

4. Same as maiʻa ʻoa, a banana.

5. n., A variety of sweet potato.

  • References:
    • HP 142.

6. n., A variety of yam.

  • References:
    • HP 169.

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Suddenly, without warning, as death. Cf. kāʻiliponi, leleponi, Gram. 6.5.

kikino Skunk. (Ute poniyi.)

v. To besmear; to daub over.

2. To anoint. Ioan. 12:3. To consecrate by anointing, as a priest. Puk. 23:41. To anoint, as a king. Lunk. 9:8. Mea poni, an anointed one.

3. To rub over some odoriferous matter; to cause a pleasant odor.

4. To be cold, as in bathing early in the morning when the water is cold (and the skin turns purple.)

s. A variety of the kalo with purple stalks. NOTE.—In using, the outside of the stem is stripped off, squeezed in water, and then lemon juice and poi are added for stiffening, which makes a beautiful red.

2. Color; coloring matter. Ier. 10:9.

3. A mixture of colors; purple. Puk. 25:4. The light indistinct shades of colors in cloth.

4. The early dawn of the morning.

5. The anointing of a chief or god; ka hamo ana i ka mea ala i alii, i akua; ointment. Ioan. 12:3.

adj. Of or pertaining to color, as colored cloth or garments; aahu poni uliuli. Eset. 8:15. Having the changeable colors of silk; hence, lole poni, purple. Oih. 16:14. Lole poni mahana, the warm, sweetscented (variegated) garments. Lunk. 8:26.

2. Sweet smelling; agreeable; odoriferous, as perfumed colored kapa; mea poni, ointment.

3. Skillful at diving so as not to spatter water; poni ia wahi kanaka.

adv. Suddenly; in an instant; without waiting; kaili poni ka make o ka puhi baka; kaili poni ka hanu.

Suddenly; in an instant; without waiting: kaili poni ka make o ka- puhi baka; kaili poni ka hanu. (Used only with kaili, as in kaili poni.)

1. n., A variety of taro with purple stalks.

2. n., Purple coloring matter.

3. n., A mixture of colors; purple; the light indistinct shades of colors in cloth.

4. n., The early dawn.

5. n., The anointing of a chief or god; ka hamo ana i ka mea ala i alii, i akua.

6. n., Ointment.

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1. v., To besmear; to daub over.

2. v., To anoint; to consecrate by anointing, as a priest.

3. v., To rub over with some odoriferous matter; to cause a pleasant odor.

4. v., To be purple.

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