ʻai

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kai, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

Noun[edit]

ʻai

  1. food; in particular, any food that is not fish
  2. ruler
  3. score, points in a game

Verb[edit]

ʻai

  1. to eat (consume)
  2. to taste
  3. to bite
  4. to rule

References[edit]

  • Hawaiian Dictionary, by Pukui and Elbert

Rapa Nui[edit]

Verb[edit]

ʻai

  1. copulate