mo'i

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See also: moi, MOI, möi, mọi, mới, mỗi, and mōʻī

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian mōʻī.

Noun[edit]

mo'i (plural mo'i)

  1. (Hawaii) A king or high chief.
    • 1987, Helen Wong, Ann Rayson, Hawaii's Royal History, p. 37:
      The two armies would draw up close to one another with each mō‘ī usually at the center.
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 49:
      The king turned to a long-serving Hawaiian adviser and asked him to name the new mō‘ī, but he declined, saying they were all his ali‘i.

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