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1. vt., To burn, set on fire, bake (preceded by ke).

  • Examples:
    • E puhi ana kēia kūlanakauhale o kākou i ke puhi ʻana i ke ahi, this town of ours will be burned completely in the fire.
    • Puhi manaʻo ʻino, arson, to burn maliciously.
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2. nvi., To blow, puff; blowhole; spouting, as by a whale; to smoke, as tobacco.

  • Examples:
    • Noho i ke puhi, to stay in the blowhole [jail].
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3. vt., To extract, as water from steam; to distill, brew.

4. n., Eel (see below).

  • Examples:
    • Puhi niho wakawaka, sharp-toothed eel (fierce warriors).
    • ʻOni ā puhi ka manaʻo i ka pilikia, the thoughts squirm like an eel because of the trouble.
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  • Notes:
    • A hitherto undescribed eel was identified in 1978 as Gymnothorax ruepelliae.
    • Some persons considered puhi as ʻaumākua.

5. Same as maiʻa puhi, a banana.

6. n., Sticks supporting a pākuʻikuʻi net, called the puhi nui and the puhi ʻuʻuku (or puhi iki). Nets forming the ʻupena papa had the same names.

7. n., Uncircumcised foreskin.

8. See kua puhi, puhi kaokao.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna marine foods maiʻa anatomy

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hamani To fire, as clay or ceramics. Dic., ext. mng. See maka puhi.

v. To blow or puff wind; to breathe hard.

2. To blow, as to blow the fire; e puhi i ke ahi; to burn in the fire; to set on fire; to burn up.

3. E puhi i ke kukui, to blow out the lamp.

4. To blow the (conch) shell or trumpet. Nah. 10:34.

5. To blow, as the wind; as a strong wind. Kekah. 1:6. To blow up.

6. To puff tobacco smoke.

7. To puff at one in a way of contempt; to treat insolently.

8. To distill rum or any liquor; e puhi rama; to burn incense; e puhi i ka mea ala. Puk. 30:1. E puhi ka awa mai ka awa a hiki i ke koa.

s. A puffing; a blowing; puhi baka, tobacco smoking.

2. An eel; he ia loihi, mau maka kalalea.

3. Name of a place in the sea where the water is black from depth or from deep holes in the rocks.

adj. He mai pulou, he puhi.

1. n., A puffing; a blowing; puhi baka, tobacco smoking.

2. n., An eel.

3. n., A current of air driven through a narrow aperture; a blow-hole.

4. n., The spouting of a whale.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna marine

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An uncut foreskin.

1. To blow or puff wind; to breathe hard.

2. To blow, as to blow the fire: e puhi i ke ahi; to burn in the fire; to set on fire; to burn up; e puhi i ke kukui, to blow out the lamp.

3. To blow the (conch) shell or trumpet.

4. To blow, as the wind; as a strong wind.

5. To blow up; to spout water.

6. To puff tobacco smoke.

7. To puff at one in a way of contempt: to treat insolently.

8. To extract by distillation, as in the distilling of liquor from the root of the ti plant.

Village and stream, Līhuʻe district, Kauaʻi. A shark god, Ka-holi-a-Kāne (the sprouting [made] by Kāne) lived in a cave here. Lit., blow.

Bay, Keaukaha, Hawaiʻi. Keaukaha Beach Park is on the shore of the bay. The bay was named for a blowhole on the western side of the bay that fronted the sewage treatment plant. Construction of the outfall destroyed the blowhole. Lit., blowhole.

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