hili

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hili

  1. plural of hilus

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *firi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *piliN.

Noun[edit]

hili

  1. braid
  2. plaiting
    Ka hili ʻana i ka lauoho.
    The plaiting of the hair.
  3. string

Verb[edit]

hili

  1. to braid
  2. to plait

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

hīlī

  1. genitive singular of hīlum

Nias[edit]

Noun[edit]

hili

  1. mountain

Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hili

  1. Ji class inflected form of hii.

Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *pili, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *piliq. Compare Malay pilih.

Verb[edit]

hili

  1. to pick
  2. to choose

Tokelauan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhili/
  • Hyphenation: hi‧li

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *sili. Cognates include Rapa Nui hiri and Samoan sili.

Noun[edit]

hili

  1. goodness; greatness

Verb[edit]

hili

  1. (stative) to be better
    E hili ni maile i lō ni puhi.Dogs are better than cats.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

hili (plural tahili)

  1. (transitive) to insert between two surfaces

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs