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Hawaiian Word of the Day: pi’ikoi

pi’ikoi: To claim honors not rightfully due, to seek preferment, to aspire to the best or to more than is one’s due; to claim to be of higher rank than one is. Mai pi’ikoi i ka ‘ama’ama, don’t strive for the ‘ama’ama [this fish was very choice; the meaning is: be satisfied with what you have, why aim for the moon] (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).


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