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wili Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvt. To wind, twist, writhe, crank, turn, screw, drill, bore; to dial, crank, or ring up, as on the telephone; to roll up, as a mat; crank, coil, lock, as of hair. See maʻi wili, wili lauoho. Wili mawaho, whip [on a sewing machine]. Wili Koʻolau, Koʻolau whirlwind [careless, hurried work]. Ma ka ʻākau, wili, right, turn. Ua wili ʻia kou niho me ka mīkini wili, your tooth was drilled with the drill. hoʻo.wili To wind, coil, twine, drill, turn; to mill about, as a school of fish. (PPN wili.)

2. n. Mill, drill, wrench, bit; various implements or machines used for turning are listed below. Cf. hale wili. Nā mea wili (Nah. 11.8), mills.

3. n. Spirals of several colors in composite leis, as of the cigar flower (kīkā).

4. n. A bird (no data). (KL. line 420).

wili Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

hamani To dial, as a telephone; to drill; to twirl, as a baton. Dic.; dic., ext. mng. See kumuwili, makawili, pā wili, pihi wili, wili i hope, wili i mua, ʻaukaʻi wili.

wili Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

hamani, To turn, as a figure, in math.

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WI-LI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To twist; to wind; to turn, as a crank; to grind at a hand-mill. Lunk. 16:21. To bore, as with an auger or gimlet. 2 Nal. 12:10.

2. To writhe in pain.

3. To mix, as liquids of different qualities, i. e., to stir them round and round.

4. Hoo. To torture; to give pain; to tear; to be in anguish.

WI-LI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A ribbon. See WILA.

2. A roll; a twist. See OWILI. Wili lauoho, a lock of hair; o na wili o ke poo. Mel. Sol. 5:2.

3. Sadness; a writhing in pain.

4. The sickness of hogs; a cough; a strangling.

5. The name of a fish.

WI-LI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Winding; tortuous; ala wili, a winding path; na mea wili, mills for grinding. Nah. 11:8. Mai wili, the venereal disease or gonorrhea.

Wili (wī'-li), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / wī'-li /,

Winding; tortuous: ala wili, as a winding path; Mai wili, gonorrhea.

Wili (wĭ'-li), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / wĭ'-li /,

1. That which turns, hence a mill with its rollers.

2. A twisting; a writhing, as of one in pain.

Wili (wĭ'-li), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / wĭ'-li /,

1. To twist; to wind; to turn, as a crank; to grind at a hand-mill.

2. To bore, as with an auger or gimlet.

3. To writhe in pain.

4. To mix, as liquids of different qualities, that is, to stir them round and round.

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