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uhi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvt. Covering, cover, veil, film, lid, solid tattooing, tent (Puk 26.12); to cover, spread over, engulf, conceal, overwhelm; to don, as a feather cloak. Figuratively, to deceive, hide the truth.

  • Examples:
    • Kākau uhi, to tattoo solidly.
    • Uhi mai ka lani pō, the night sky spreads forth [ignorance].
    • Ua uhi ʻia kō lāua mau manaʻo i ke aloha (For. 4:67), their thoughts were overwhelmed with love.
    • Uhi i ka moe, to make a bed.
  • References:
    • PPN ʻufi.

2. n. Large, bluish-brown birthmark.

3. n. The yam (Dioscorea alata), from southeast Asia, a climber with square stems, heart-shaped leaves, and large, edible, underground tubers. The plant is widely distributed through islands of the Pacific, where it is commonly grown for food. In the past botanists have applied the name uhi incorrectly to the hoi kuahiwi.

  • References:
    • HP 166–172, Neal 230.
    • PPN ʻufi.

4. n. Mother-of-pearl bivalve, mother-of-pearl shank.

  • References:
    • PPN ʻufi.

5. n. Turtle shell piece used for scraping olonā.

6. n. Mark made by the gall of raw pūpū ʻawa (a shellfish) on tapa or on the skin as an ornament.

  • References:
    • PCP u(f,s)i.

Tags: flora foods uhi fauna tapa

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uhi Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

Lepo uhi. Topsoil.

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uhi Andrews, Haw to Eng / U-HI /,

v. To cover over a thing so as to hide it; to cover or hide, as the water covers what is in the bottom of the sea. Puk. 15:10.

2. To cover, i. e., spread over the country, as an army. Nah. 22:5. To cover; to hide, as a sin, i. e., to forgive it. Neh. 4:5.

3. Hoo. To veil; to cover with a veil, as the face. Kin. 24:65.

4. To spread over a cover; to conceal, as a cloud. Kin. 9:14. Uhi uha mai ka pele o ka lua ahi, uhi mai ka leo o ke ahi o ka pele.

5. To be smothered, as the voice of one by the voices of many; ua uhiia kona leo e ka haukamumu. Laieik. 22.

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uhi Andrews, Haw to Eng / U-HI /,

s. A covering; a veil. Puk. 26:14.

2. A fence; a protection.

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uhi Andrews, Haw to Eng / U-HI /,

s. A yam, a vegetable; grows in the ground.

Tags: flora foods uhi

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uhi Andrews, Haw to Eng / U-HI /,

s. Name of a small shell fish.

Tags: fauna

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uhi Parker, Haw to Eng / u'-hi /,

1. n., Gall of a small shell fish which was used in making a pigment for dyeing tapa and tattooing the skin.

2. n., Mark left by dye on the body or on tapa.

Tags: anatomy tapa

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uhi Parker, Haw to Eng / u'-hi /,

1. n., A covering; a veil.

2. n., A fence; a protection; a cover; a lid.

3. n., The yam (Dioscorea sativa). It was cultivated for the supply of ships before the introduction of the potato, particularly on Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Called on Maui palau.

4. n., Climbing plant (Snailax sandwicensis), with tuberous rhizome. Called pioi in Kauaʻi.

Tags: flora uhi foods Kauaʻi Niʻihau Maui

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uhi Parker, Haw to Eng / u'-hi /,

1. v., To cover a thing so as to hide it.

2. v., To overflow; to overlay; to overlap.

3. v., To cover, that is, spread over the country, as an army.

4. v., To spread over to conceal, as a cloud: Uhi uha mai ka pele o ka lua ahi, uhi mai ka leo o ke ahi o ka pele.

5. v., To he smothered, as the voice of one by the voices of many: Ua uhiia kona leo e ka haukamumu. Laieik. p. 22.

UHI 593 UHU

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