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  1. yellowfin tuna, widely used in sashimi.
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Origin of ahi

First recorded in 1930–35, ahi is from the Hawaiian word ‘ahi
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Historical Examples of ahi

  • Then his eyes and mouth opened simultaneously into an "Ahi!"

    Not Quite Eighteen

    Susan Coolidge

  • Where, O Maruts, was that custom with you, when you left me alone in the killing of Ahi?

  • The sun on the roof that day when he played so long alone and I was—ahi!

    Life's Handicap

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The Maori explained that it was an ahi tapu, a sacred fire, used in the Hauhau war-rites.

  • The old weather god was Indra, who wars with Vritra or Ahi, the dragon demon of drought, whom he compels to dispense the rain.

British Dictionary definitions for ahi


  1. another name for yellowfin tuna
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Word Origin for ahi

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