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poni Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

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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poni Parker, Haw to Eng / pō'-ni /,

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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poni Parker, Haw to Eng / pō'-ni /,

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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