1.) A clue or suggestions that points you in the right direction. 2.) A small dash or dab of something. As in a hint of paprika. There was a hint of fear in his eyes. I smell a hint of rosemary in this roasted chicken.
Aikane is a term used in traditional Hawaiian culture for an intimate male friend of lower rank involved with a man of ali’i (noble) rank. In contemporary Hawaiian folklife, it now refers to a close male confidante to another man, and with whom he might have a sexual relationship. It may also refer to a dear friend of any sex or gender.[sic] Source: Qualia Folk