—To kiss; a kiss; formerly, to touch noses on the side in greeting.
“Hugs and kisses are the most common form of greeting you can find in the islands. Growing up, I would mainly hear this word from my auntie, who would wrap me in her arms and sigh, ‘Honi honi,’ before pressing a kiss to my cheek while sniffing my skin.”
—Janica Marie Pascua, Communications Specialist, Office of Communications, University of Hawaiʻi System
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