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ʻŌlelo Noʻeau - Concordance


1. vt. to urge, encourage, rouse, stir up, excite.
2. To drive or urge one away; e pai wale, to exercise in vain; to gain nothing for what one does; a i hopu pu i ka pahu, aole no eo (na kukini), pai wale.
3. To stir up sedition; to raise a persecution; pai mai la lakou ma ka olelo kaua, they excited the people through words of war.
4. To stir up or excite one's desires; pai aku la ia i ka makemake nui i na kii.
5. To influence one to evil.
6. vt. to raise, lift up, increase.
7. To appear; to rise up, as out of the water; ike iki lakou ia ia e pai wale mai ana no iluna o ka ilikai, he just saw him rising above the surface of the sea.
8. To pry up or block up one side of a thing when it is pried up.
9. vt. to laud, praise, exalt.
10. vt. to pamper, spoil, as a favorite child; to make a pet of.
11. To be bound with one in affection.
12. n. a funnelshaped wicker basket used for catching shrimps and small fish, so called because it was lifted (pai) from the water.
13. n. a native fern (Adenophorus hymenophylloides) with clustered, narrow, pinnate fronds, 5 to 13 cm long, growing on trees at rather high altitudes.
14. n. a kind of snail shellfish said to be poisonous to touch (no data).
15. A kind of snail shell-fish, said to be poisonous to the touch.
16. flat, shallow, as a dish...
17. n. pie, tart.
18. n. pi (π), in math.
19. v. To strike or smite with the palm of the hand.
20. To strike the hands together expressive of much feeling; a pai pu na lima ona, he smote his hands one against another.
21. To treat a person harshly or severely; pau ae la lakou i ke paiia me ka hewa ole, they were all hardly treated without any fault; malama oia i na 'lii, aole pai uku i ko lakou aina, he took care of the chiefs, he did not tax heavily the land.
22. To strike, i. e., to tax the people or punish them; to lay a tax upon the people for some real or imaginary offense; i ka wa i huhu ai na 'lii i kanaka, o ke pae ae la no ia i ka aina, when the chiefs were angry with the people, then they struck (taxed) the land.
23. To stamp; to print; to impress a stamp.
24. Hoo. To strike back; to resist; to revenge; to avenge. Nah. 31:2.
25. To punish for some offense; e hoopai aku, no ke kaua wale ana o Kahekili ia ia, to punish him for Kahekili's making war upon him without cause.
26. To recompense either good or evil; thus, hoopai pono, or hoopai hewa.
27. To administer justice; to requite. Kanl. 32:6. To require; to recompense.
28. A striking; a stamping; an impressing, i. e., a printing, as kapa is printed, or as paper is printed in a press.
29. Hoo. Hoopai, a punishment; a judgment. Puk. 7:4.
30. nvt.
  • to slap, spank, beat, hit, clap; a slapping, slap,
  • to print, publish; stamping, printing
  • to snap, as pictures;
  • to break, as a taboo;
(several old types of tapa begin with paʻi: paʻipaʻinahā, paʻiua, paʻiʻula; preceded by ke).

31. vt. to print, as on a computer (preceded by ke).
32. n. shot, as of a photograph or in movie or video production (preceded by ke). see kokoke, laulā, lōpū, paʻi kiʻi.
33. vt. to take, shoot, or snap, as a photograph (preceded by ke). cf. ʻāpona.
34. E pai ka lima, to strike hands, i. e., to take or confirm an agreement. Puk. 6:8. E pai na lima, a ae na waha, lilo; hence, to make a bargain. Sol. 11:15.
35. s. A tie or equality of numbers; a drawn game.
36. nvs. to tie; a draw; equal; to make an agreement (said to be so called because champions slapped each other's open palms after they had agreed on the terms of a match or race, and with a draw it was as though they had no more than concluded the terms).
37. To mix together two ingredients, as wine with water. Isa. 1:22.
38. adj. Tied up; bound together; connected with; mingled with.
39. vt. to mix, as ingredients; to mingle.
40. to put clothes to soak, as in soapy water.
41. A quantity of food done up in a globular form in ki leaves; he pai ai; a ball; a round loaf of bread; he pai palaoa; cakes, &c. Nah. 6:15.
42. A cluster or bunch; as, he pai maia, a bunch of bananas; he pai huawaina, a bunch of grapes.
43. nvt. a bundle, package, especially of food; to tie up such a bundle; bunch, cluster, as of grapes (preceded by ke).
44. to strip, as bark.
45. nvt. lining, as of pandanus or sugar-cane leaves, inside thatching of pili grass; to line thus.
46. A blight; a fading and dying of the leaves of vegetables; the act of decay in vegetables.
47. vs. decaying, of fruits or plants; blight.
48. Portuguese man-of-war...
49. n. Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia). Niʻihau. also paʻimalau.
50. n. a heap.
51. vt. to evict, as from land.
52. To plaster a house; to spread mortar; e pai hale;
53. to build, construct, to put together.
54. To visit or come to one for evil or for good;
55. To end or finish a prayer in the preparation for war;
56. s. A row; a line;
57. A shell or cup for scooping up the oopu; he pai oopu.


31Aia a paʻi ʻia ka maka, haʻi ʻia kupuna nāna ʻoe.Only when your face is slapped should you tell who your ancestors are.
 [Hawaiians were taught never to boast of illustrious ancestors. But when one is slandered and called an offspring of worthless people, he should mention his ancestors to prove that the statement is wrong.]
190ʻAʻohe mea nāna e paʻi i ke poʻo.No one to slap his head.
 [He has no equal in his accomplishments.]
416Hakē ka paʻi ʻai o ka Malulani.The Malulani is overloaded with bundles of hard poi.
 [An impolite reference to a pregnant woman. The Malulani was an inter-island ship.]
772He lolo nō a he lolo, paʻi wale.One is from the zenith, the other is from the zenith; therefore equals.
 [They are equally high in rank.]
1901Kū ke paʻi, hana ka hāʻawe.A big heap that requires carrying on the back.
 [A heap of work.]
2571Paʻi ana nā pahu a hula leʻa; ʻo kaʻu hula nō kēia.Let the better-enjoyed hula chanters beat their own drums; this is the hula chant that I know.
 [A retort: Let those who claim to know a lot produce their knowledge; this is what I know.]
2572Paʻi a paʻi; like a like.A slap and a slap; equal to equal.
 [A tie. Also, when agreement is reached as to the terms of a game, a contestant holds out his hand to be gently slapped by his opponent, then the opponent holds out his hand to be slapped. This clinches the terms, and the game begins.]
2843Ua paʻi a paʻi ma ka hana.Equals in working.

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