1. vi. to move; to turn sideways, as contemptuously; to slouch along, gyrate along; to pull away, as in anger; motion of leisurely swaying (less common than oioi).
2. to remain, endure, survive, continue, go on, exist...; to keep doing, persevere, continue...
3. The name of a small tree.
4. To be sharp, as a knife, hatchet or spade. Hal. 45:5.
5. To sharpen; to set on edge, as the teeth. Ezek. 18:2. To sharpen, as a knife, on a steel or whetstone. see kepa. Oikepa, a sharp instrument.
6. The sharp edge or point of a weapon; hence,
7. Offensive or defensive weapons; arms.Luk. 11:22. The sharp points of broken glass bottles; ua maikai ka omole mawaho; aka, ina e naha ka omole, ua piha loa oloko i ka oi.
8. In music, a sharp.
9. Sharp; full of sharp points; sharp, as a knife; ka hoana oi, the sharp hone; ke apuapu oi, the sharp file.
10. Poor; thin in flesh, that is, having sharp features.
11. vs. acute, in math.
12. nvs. sharp, acute; sharpness; a sharp sign in music which raises the pitch of the following note a semitone.
13. v. To project out or over; to go beyond; exceed; generally with mamua. Ioan. 13:16.
14. To be more in any way; to be more excellent; to be greater naturally or morally; to be better. Puk. 1:9. To be excessive in some condition; as, ua oi paaloa, aole e hemo, it is very firmly fixed, it will not be moved.
15. To approach; to draw near to, as in speaking to one. Kin. 44:18.
16. Hoo. To go beyond a prescribed limit. Luk. 3:13. Opposed to hoemi. Kanl. 13:1. Ua hooi aku oe i ka lono, thou exceedest the report. 2 Oihl. 9:6.
17. s. Excess; superiority; greatness. Kanl. 7:7.
18. An uneven number; difference in numbers, as in substraction.
19. adj. First; most excellent; greater; the best.
20. nvs. best, superior, superb, main, prominent, exceeding; to exceed, excel; left-over, extra, remaining, above, odd.
21. adv. While; whilst; during some time when a thing was doing; e hele i ka malamalama, oi kau ke ea i ke kino; oi huli wale lakou ia ia, while they sought for him in vain; while yet.2 Sam. 3:35.
22. while, although...
23. To limp; to walk stiffly.
|102||Akua lehe ʻoi.||Sharp-lipped goddess.|
| ||[An epithet for Pele, who devoured even the rocks and trees.]|
|316||E kanu i ka huli ʻoi hāʻule ka ua.||Plant the taro stalks while there is rain.|
| ||[Do your work when opportunity affords.]|
|328||E lawe i ke aʻo a mālama, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao.||He who takes his teachings and applies them increases his knowledge.|
|371||E paneʻe ka waʻa ʻoi moe ka ʻale.||Set the canoes moving while the billows are at rest.|
| ||[Said by Holowae, a kahuna, to suggest that Kalaniʻōpuʻu retum to Hawaiʻi while there was peace. Later used to stir one to action.]|
|700||He koholua ʻoi ke aliʻi.||A sharp-pointed piercing implement is the chief.|
| ||[A warning that one who tampers with a chief will be hurt.]|
|857||He ʻoi wale aku nō ʻo Huaʻā.||Great indeed was Huaʻā.|
| ||[A sarcasm. Huaʻā was a chief of Puna on Hawaiʻi. When the chief of another district threatened to war against him, he hastily sent word to Kamehameha for protection. The latter ordered the war-minded chief to cease his threats.]|
|1484||Ka moa i hānai ʻia i ka lā, ua ʻoi ||A cock fed in the sunlight is stronger than one fed in the shade.|
| ||[If you want a strong son, raise him with plenty of sunlight.]|
|2117||Mālama i ke kala ka iʻa hiʻu ʻoi.||Watch out for the kala, the fish with a sharp tail.|
| ||[A warning to beware of a person who is well equipped to defend himself. The kala, a surgeonfish, has a spike near the caudal fin which it uses in defense.]|
|2144||Maui nō ka ʻoi.||Maui excels.|
| ||[From the song of this title by the Reverend Samuel Kapū.]|
|2386||ʻOi hoʻi he hana hāʻawe o kaumaha.||It isn’t work to carry this heavy burden on the back. It’s no trouble at all.|
|2388||ʻOi kau ka lā, e hana i ola honua.||While the sun yet shines do all you can.|
| ||[While there is earthly life (ola honua), do all you can.]|
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