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ʻŌlelo Noʻeau - Concordance

poli

poli
1. n. bosom, breast; depression; (poetic) heart, arms.
2. s. The lower part of the belly; the lap when one is sitting; the bosom. Rut. 4:16. Wahine o kou poli. Kanl. 13:7.
3. A slight concavity, as the hollow of the foot; poli wawae; the space between the breasts of females. Mel. Sol. 1:13.
4. fig. Friendly presence; love. see poho.
5. adj. Having a slight hollow or cavity, as the bosom or lap; ilio moe poli, puaa moe poli, a dog or pig often carried in the bosom, i. e., greatly beloved; petted.
6. n. hollow of the foot, instep...
7. n. coconut husk attached to a fishing line.

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450Hānai ʻia i ka poli o ka lima.Fed in the palm of the hand.
 [Said of a child reared with constant attention.]
629He ʻīlio welu moe poli.A well-fed dog that sleeps in the bosom.
 [Said of a well-fed pet dog or of a person who is able to work but is too pampered to want to.]
1269Ka ʻai hūnā i ka poli.The food hidden in the bosom.
 [Breast milk.]
1542Ka poli lauaʻe o Makana.Makana, whose bosom is adorned with lauaʻe ferns.
 [Famed in songs and chants are the fragrant lauaʻe fems of Makana, Kauaʻi.]
1547Ka pūnua peʻe poli.The fledgling that hides in the bosom.
 [A young sweetheart.]
2035Maʻemaʻe i ke kai ka pua o ka hala, ua māewa wale i ka poli o Kahiwa.Cleaned by the sea are the blossoms of the hala whose leaves sway at the bosom of Kahiwa.
 [These two lines from a chant of praise for a chief are used as an expression of admiration.]
2066Mai ka piko o ke poʻo a ka poli o ka wāwae, a laʻa ma nā kihi ʻehā o ke kino.From the crown of the head to the soles of the feet, and the four corners of the body.
 [An expression used in prayers of healing. The four corners are the shoulders and hips; between them are the vital organs of the body.]
2115Makua keiki i ka poli.The child in the heart has grown up to be a man.
 [Said of one who loved as a child and finds his love reawakened in manhood. First uttered by Lohiʻau, whose love reawakened upon meeting his old sweetheart, Peleʻula.]

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