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cab  
taxicab.  tāākji

cabbage  kapej

cabin  kāpin
cabin boy.  buwae
the cabin (nautical).  ṃweo

cabinet  tūroot
food cabinet.  pāāntōre

cable  kebōḷ
cable, chain, referred to in Bible.  tomede
guy rope or cable.  kae

cackle  dekakkak

Cadiidae  
a shell, Cadiidae, Corculum impressum/monstrosum/cardissa.  kūkōr

Caesalpinia  
a plant, Caesalpinia pulcherrima L..  jeiṃōta

Caesapinia  
also to Cenchrus enchinatus, or other species of Cenchrus, a weedy grass with obnoxious burred fruits, also, on Ebon, to Caesapinia bonduc, a leguminous shrub.  kālōklōk

Caesar  Jijer

cafeteria  ṃōn ṃōñā

cajole  reel

cake  keek
a food, cake doughnut.  kōtabañ

calamity  jerata, mariprip
distracted by some calamity.  ḷọkjenaa-

calculate  jennade, peḷaak

caldron  kōṃa

calendar  aḷōṃṇak, kōḷōṇta

calf  
calf of leg.  ajaj

call  kōjjeḷā, kūkūr, laṃōj
answer to call.  eọroñ
birdcall.  kuur
call a bet in poker.  wadu
call at.  ṃalōk
call or entice animals or children to come near.  kōkaal
call to.  katūbtūb
call to come.  āñiñintok
calling someone by name.  āñiñin
dance call, move.  ṃọo
quick when called (see āñiia {yagiyyah}).  āñiie
report when called.  eọroñ
slow when called (see āñiie {yagiyyẹy}).  āñiia

callous  kurbalōklōk

Callyodon  
a fish, parrotfish, Callyodon bataviensis.  audaṃ
a fish, parrotfish, Callyodon microrhinos.  alwor
a fish, parrotfish, Callyodon pulchellus.  lala
a fish, parrotfish, Callyodon pulchellus.  pālpilikio

calm  jokwane, lur
a breeze forecasting calm weather.  añinlur
interim period between stormy seasons, usually a calm spell.  jo
onset of calm season.  añkidid
smooth and calm, of water.  ḷae

calmness  jokane

Calophyllum  
a plant, Calophyllum inophyllum L. (Guttiferae).  lukwej
a plant, Calophyllum inophyllum L. (Guttiferae).  jijo

camel  kameḷ

camera  pija

camouflage  kōjakkōlkōl
camouflaged.  tūtino

camp  kāām

campaign  pata
campaigning.  karreelel

campus  kāāṃbōj

can  kāān
bucket or can for drawing water from a well.  keikōb
can of food.  kuwat
canned sardines.  jeṃṃa
tin can.  kuwat

can  jor, maroñ

canal  tọọr

Canavalia  
a plant, Canavalia spp. (Leguminosae).  marḷap

cancel  kāānjeḷ

Cancer  
stars in Cancer.  Iju-pilo

candidate  jokālōt

candle  kāāntōḷ

candy  jọkleej, ḷọḷe
coconut candy.  ametōṃa

cane  jokoṇ
use a cane.  jokoṇkoṇ

Canes  
alpha in Canes Venatici.  Wōd-Wāto-eṇ

Canis  
possibly alpha in Canis Minor.  Bake-eo

cannon  pakke

cannot  ban

canoe  wa
a canoe with its sail flapping.  añōppāl
a game, racing toy outrigger canoes.  kariwutut
a place for fishing canoes on an island.  mien
a toy, canoe made from very light wood.  riwut
arrival of many canoes.  lipopo
bail out water from canoe or boat.  ānen
be smashed against something, of canoes.  ubwe
beach a canoe to the water line.  jidaak
build a canoe or boat.  jekjek wa
build attachments onto a canoe.  peḷọñ
canoe about to capsize.  tọ
canoe keel made from kōñe wood.  erer
canoe of.  waa-
canoe part, reinforcement close to both ends.  matātōp
canoe ready to sail at any time.  waan peḷḷọk
canoe that cannot go in shallow water.  kaplep
canoe-surfing, when sailing down wind.  kōttōmāle
crutch used for pushing boom of canoe away.  jeḷọk
cut tree trunk into pieces, as breadfruit for making canoe.  kabbok
decorations made from feathers of frigate birds, one on each tip of the sail on a chief's canoe.  kadulele
design edges of canoes or boats.  ñadñad
dimension of a canoe between hull and outrigger.  kōṃñūr
drinking water containers on a canoe or boat.  kōb
fastest method of righting a canoe after it has capsized in order to escape sharks.  keilupako
fishing method with a canoe and line on the ocean side.  liklọk
fishing method, at night from a canoe near lagoon shore.  eoojjaak
fishing method, to fish from a canoe.  urōk
fishing method, use hand line from canoe in deep ocean for fish other than tuna.  kōddāpilpil
fishing method, using a canoe and drifting with the wind and current in a lagoon, line fishing.  peḷọk
fleet of canoes, ships, or planes.  inej
go on a vehicle or sailing canoe (used with directional enclitics (and postpositions)).  tar
haul canoe or vessel up on shore.  ār
keep a canoe or boat full-sailing.  kabwijer
large outrigger canoe, for sailing.  tipñōl
large sailing canoe.  jitōñ
lashing technique used on canoes.  inwijet
leeward side of a canoe.  kōja
line used to decrease the sail on a canoe.  lukwar
new canoe.  akadik
not paddle easily, of canoes (see kōrkaakiie {kerkahakiyyẹy}).  kōrkaakiia
paddle a canoe so as to hold it against current.  kab
paddle easily, of canoes (see kōrkaakiia {kerkahakiyyah}).  kōrkaakiie
paddling a canoe for pleasure.  kōrkaak
paddling canoe.  kōrkōr
paint or chop up to a line in canoe building.  atar
place for beaching canoes.  towa
plunge of a canoe or ship.  ṃōt
possessive classifier, canoe, ship, boat, or vehicle.  waa-
pounding or thudding of canoes together.  ḷuḷwūjḷwūj
push away a canoe.  taar
roller for launching canoe.  ḷoñtak, ḷọñ
ropes that go from top of the mast down to both ends of sailing canoe.  jọṃur
sail model canoes.  bwilbwil
see wa. canoe.  waaṃ
see wa. canoe.  waō
sennit used for tying canoes.  ām
signal made on the end of the kie of a canoe signifying battle.  jubwij
small house on canoe.  bọktōk, pelpel
something that has fallen from a canoe underway.  enkanaode
steer canoe with paddle on right of stern to keep bow straight.  audik
stranded, of canoes, boats or ships.  eọtōk
string for towing toy canoe in water, held in middle with ends attached to ends of canoe for steering.  tokadkad
swift, of canoes or boats, nautical term.  ḷōḷaeoeo
tack canoe to leeward.  kabbwe
tack, change sail from one end of canoe to the other to tack.  diak
take good care of a canoe.  kōkein wa
take in water from the top of a canoe.  timaruk
the outrigger side of a canoe.  retam
to arrive, of a canoe.  jidaak
to beach canoe or vessel.  ār
to chant while drawing up a canoe or other such cooperative work.  ñijir
to dry and become seasoned, of lumber, as in canoe building.  pit
to paddle a canoe on the starboard side to change course.  auretam
to sail a canoe or boat singlehandedly.  wajekā
to sail a toy canoe.  riwut
to tip, as of canoe.  ām
top part of sail in a traditional canoe.  atmāejet
type of lashing applied to the kie section of a canoe.  ḷōḷōkọ
use a canoe.  wawa
wave-guard on a canoe.  ubweṇo

canoe part  dipāākāk
canoe part, after-part when outrigger is on port side.  jabdik
canoe part, board that runs lengthwise on the leeside, above the jouj (the bottom half).  jānel
canoe part, bottom part of canoe.  jouj
canoe part, cleat for tying sheet.  jirukli
canoe part, curved piece connecting outrigger to hull.  apet
canoe part, decorations of feathers on masthead, boomtips, and sail.  deñḷọk
canoe part, edge of sail fastened to the gaff.  aeṃaan
canoe part, end of yard, boom (rojak ṃaan).  baḷ
canoe part, foot of sail, edge fastened to the boom.  aekōrā
canoe part, forward part when outrigger is on port side.  jabḷap
canoe part, line from top of mast to outrigger spar (jojo {jewjew}).  tokubaak
canoe part, mast top.  ḷot
canoe part, outrigger platform.  ere, kōṃñūr
canoe part, outrigger spar.  jojo
canoe part, piece of wood between apit and jojo, below the kie.  ṃweiur
canoe part, piece of wood on leeside as guard against rubbing from steering paddle.  eran jebwe
canoe part, place where one sits, just behind middle.  eḷ
canoe part, platform over the lee side, opposite the outrigger side.  rọñ
canoe part, seat on a paddling canoe, usually in the mid-section.  tọọt
canoe part, the area around the bwij.  lọbwij
canoe part, thwart.  tọọt
canoe part, ties between spar and outrigger.  jojo
canoe part, two beams to which apet {hapẹt} are lashed.  kie
canoe part, two end pieces of canoe.  jiṃ
canoe part, two pieces of ironwood support that attach the kie to the outrigger.  bwij
canoe part, waveguard on both sides of sailing canoe.  añtūkli

Canopus  Dekā-Lijone

canteen  bōkā

Canthigaster  
Canthigaster jactator/solandri.  luwap

canvas  kanbōj
canvas cover.  kabba
canvas drop.  jaññōr

cap  bọọr, bọọror

capable  maroñ
incapable of bearing offspring, of women only.  orañe, war
incapable of being hurt or embarrassed.  mejel kil
mature and capable of taking care of oneself.  keke ṇa ireeaar

capacity  
great capacity.  kōkōt
load to full capacity.  jok

cape  
cape of.  būke, būkie, būkien, būkōn
cape, geographical.  bōke

Capella  Lōktañūr

capital  buoj, peje
capital city.  kiāptōḷ
capital letters.  kiāptōḷ

Capsicum  
a plant, pepper, Capsicum sp..  peba

capsize  merā, okjak, pedo
canoe about to capsize.  tọ
fastest method of righting a canoe after it has capsized in order to escape sharks.  keilupako
to capsize.  

capstan  wūlleej

capsule  batin

captain  kapen

captivated  
be captivated.  po-būruon

captive  
take captive.  jipọkwe

capture  bōk, jebjeb, po
a move in the game of checkers whereby one jump captures many pieces.  jaṃtiltil

car  kaar, ṃootka
drive a car.  kaarar
to drive a car.  tūraip

Caranx  
a fish, crevally, Caranx stellatus.  ikbwij
a fish, kingfish, Caranx fulvoguttatus Forskal.  rewa
a fish, skip jack, Caranx lessonii.  ḷañe
a fish, skip jack, Caranx lessonii.  ṃōḷajutak
a fish, skip jack, Caranx melampygus, Hawaiian ulua.  deltokrōk
a fish, skip jack, immature form, Caranx lessonii.  kupkup

carbon  
black carbon on lantern chimney, used to blacken tattoos.  ṃaṃōj
rub in black carbon on tattoos.  iteṃaṃōj

carburetor  kaabreta

Carcharhinus  
a fish, ground shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus.  pakoon eoon pedped
a fish, shark grouper, Carcharhinus melanopterus.  pako mej

card  peba
a card game.  juip, peeñka, turuṃ
cut cards.  kat
pass, in card games.  baaj
play cards.  kaaj
play cards for stakes.  pile
playing cards.  kaaj
predict, using cards.  kawūjwūj

cardinal  
a fish, cardinal fish, Apogon novemfasiatus.  tōptōp

care  
be careless.  kōjelbabō
care about, be concerned for.  kea
care for.  alal, bōk dedo
carefree.  jabde
careful.  kōjparok, tiljek
careless.  jabde, jāṃōd, jerwaan
careless manner.  ortabtab
duty of taking care of a father.  jemā
duty of taking care of a grandson, granddaughter, a grandparent, or a pet.  jibwi
duty of taking care of a mother.  jine
duty of taking care of a natural or adopted child or pet or domesticated animal.  nāji
handle someone or something with care.  kōṃṃanṃōn
know how to take care of.  jeḷā ṇae
land given to someone who took care of the head of the lineage owning the land during illness before death.  ṃōnkọḷotḷot
mature and capable of taking care of oneself.  keke ṇa ireeaar
one who has taken care of another's child.  jemānji-
pretentious care.  iọkwe in kij
put clothes away carelessly.  pānuk
someone who has no one to take care of him.  jojoḷāār
take care not to spoil a good thing.  kōṃbade
take care of.  kōjparok
take good care of a canoe.  kōkein wa
taking care of relatives.  aerṃwe

careen  jepāpe, jepewa, kōjbouk

career  jerbal

carefree  ineeṃṃan

caress  eoeo, towe
rub back and forth gently or caressingly.  eoeo

cargo  ṃweiuk
cargo net.  ṃukko
sling for hoisting cargo.  ṃukko

Carica  
a plant, papaya, Carica papaya L. f..  keinabbu

caricature  annañ, ṃōñka

carol  al

Caroline  
Caroline Islands.  kapilōñ, Karoḷāin

carpenter  kaaṃtō
carpenter's plane.  pilein

carpentry  kaaṃtō

carry  aljek, bōbōk, bōk, leak-
carry a child on the hip.  jaja
carry a person on one's back.  kuku
carry female to or from vessel.  bōkkōrā
carry in a basket with long handle slung over shoulder.  aduwado
carry in one hand.  arorā, pārājet
carry on.  loloodjake
carry on shoulders.  inene
carry out.  loloodjake, tōprak
carry tucked under arm.  abjāje, albakbōk
carry with both hands.  pārorā
carry, in addition.  uñar
carry, of currents.  kinōōr
to carry things on hips.  kōjerrā

cart  kurṃa
push cart.  diaka

cartilage  kōjjeṃ

carton  katin

cartoon  ṃōñka

cartridge  wōpeñ

cartwheel  ne

carve  āe, eọr, jekjek, jiḷait

case  
case, as of food.  keej

case  
case, as of legal matter.  keej

cash  
cash box.  jiipkako, pāāñ

casket  kūtim

Cassididae  
triton shell. a shell, Cassididae.  jilel

Cassidula  
Cassidula plecotrematoides japonica, used in head leis..  alu

Cassiopeia  
stars in Cassiopeia: alpha, beta, gamma, delta and epsilon.  Ḷokwan-Ḷakeke

Cassis  
a shell, Cassididae, Cassis cornuta, helmet shell.  bukbuk
a shell, Cassididae, Cassis cornuta, helmet shell.  laklak

Cassytha  
a plant, vine, Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae).  kaōnōn

cast  
ability to cast spell.  anitta
cast a spell on.  anjin
cast loose.  jo
cast off clothes.  utkōk
method of casting lots.  pejao

cast  
cast for broken bone.  kōkaapap

Castor  
Castor and Pollux in Gemini.  Iju-kuwaj-aiḷip

castrate  kọkwōle

casual  waan

cat  kuuj
smell of cats.  kukuujuj
superstition that cat crying at night portends death of someone.  bwijenro

catalogue  katḷọk

cataract  kōtrāāk
eye cataract.  

catarrh  memed

catch  bọbo
a catch of fish, crabs, or birds.  koṇa-
a hole in a tree for catching water.  ṃōṃak
able to catch many fish.  koṇkoṇ, wōda
catch a falling object or fruit.  jejā
catch birds at night.  jejọñ
catch flies.  ubḷọñ
catch sleeping birds by hand.  jejoñ
catch something in one's windpipe.  pọk
catch up with, overcome, overwhelm.  iabuñ
catch up, in a game.  bōktak
catch with net or basket.  bọur
hold up or catch with both hands.  bọur
hole in tree for catching rain water.  ṃak
inability to catch many fish (see wōda {wedah}).  joda
inability to catch many fish (see koṇkoṇ {kʷeṇkʷeṇ}).  jọkoṇkoṇ
see koṇa-. catch.  koṇa
see koṇa-. catch of fish.  koṇan
see koṇa-. catch, of fish.  koṇāer

catcher  
baseball catcher.  kiaj, kajji
see kiaj. baseball catcher.  kiaaj

catechism  Baibōḷ, katkijṃuuj

category  ar, kilaj

caterpillar  kūtañtañ, ṃwinaṃōn

catharsis  katoḷọk

Catholic  Katlik

catsup  kōjjeb

caudal  
caudal fin.  ḷọkdede

caught  auj, ḷorak, po
caught in a trap.  tọrōk
caught in the act.  pāte
caught on a hook.  kọjek
get caught in crossfire.  ḷaanwōtwōt

caulk  kōṇ

causative  
causative prefix.  ka-

cause  wūn

caution  kōjparok

cautious  kōllejar

cave  
cave under reef shelf.  apā
cave, orifice, pit.  rọñ
opening of any container, hole, doorway, or cave, etc..  māj, meja-

cavity  
cavity in teeth.  ṃak

cease  bōjrak

Cecapterus  
a fish, opelu, Cecapterus sp.  kauwe

cedar  
cedar driftwood.  aik

Ceiba  
Barbados cotton. Also, Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn., the "kapok" tree. (Bombacaceae).  kotin

ceiling  tōrak

celebrate  
a gathering of people to celebrate the onset of breadfruit season in summer by making offerings to Jebro, the god of breadfruit.  ṃaṃa
celebrate an occasion in a rather unceremonial manner.  kōḷọk

celebration  keemem

celebrity  tiemlo
female celebrity.  lōkkūk
male celebrity.  ḷakkūk

celestial  
any celestial body other than the sun and the moon.  iju
celestial navigation.  bōk aḷ, bōk iju

cell  
cell, biological.  jeeḷ

Cellana  
Cellana nigrisquamata.  jowakin
Also Cellana nigrolineata.  jidduul

cement  jimeeṇ

cemetery  
cemetery, graveyard.  wūliej

Cenchrus  
also to Cenchrus enchinatus, or other species of Cenchrus, a weedy grass with obnoxious burred fruits, also, on Ebon, to Caesapinia bonduc, a leguminous shrub.  kālōklōk

Cenchrus  
also to Cenchrus enchinatus, or other species of Cenchrus, a weedy grass with obnoxious burred fruits, also, on Ebon, to Caesapinia bonduc, a leguminous shrub.  kālōklōk

cent  
cent(s).  jāān

Centauri  
a constellation, upsilon, mu, psi Centauri.  Wōjḷā

Centaurus  
stars in Centaurus.  Jikut-im-rukut
stars in Centaurus (1, 2, 3) or Corvus.  Āl-im-kobban
zeta in Centaurus.  ḷeepwal

Centella  
a plant, Centella asiatica (L.) urban (Umbelliferae).  mariko

center  eoḷōpa-
center of.  buḷōn

centipede  
an animal, centipede.  iie, ṇokwanej

Cepahalopholis  
a fish, blue-spotted grouper, Cepahalopholis argus.  kalemeej

Cepheus  
gamma in Cepheus.  Liṃanṃan-eṇ-an-Ñinjib

ceremonial  
celebrate an occasion in a rather unceremonial manner.  kōḷọk

ceremony  
ceremony performed six days after burial, gravel is spread over grave.  eoreak
marriage ceremony.  kwōjkwōjin pālele

certain  lukkuun, mājojo
certainly.  ekōjkan

certificate  kein kaṃool

Chaetodon  
a fish, butterfly fish, Chaetodon anriga (Ebon).  utot
a fish, butterfly fish, Chaetodon ocellatus.  dibab
a fish, butterfly fish, Chaetodon ornatissimus.  bwine
including Chaetodon auriga.  rūbōb

chagrin  ḷōkatip, lotaan

chain  jeen
cable, chain, referred to in Bible.  tomede
coconut leaf chain used in fishing as scarer.  ṃwio
fish that wanders outside coconut leaf chain scarer.  ikōn-ālkinṃwio
fishing method, many men surround a school in shallow water using a coconut leaf chain as scarer.  aḷeḷe
fishing method, using a coconut leaf chain as a scarer at night to block off exit route of fish and waiting for low tide in order to trap them.  lipaanto
fishing method, using coconut leaf chain as scarer on dark nights.  pelpel
fishing term, said of a coconut leaf chain used as scarer that is strung out unevenly.  kapijjule
tie coconut leaves together to make fishing chain.  wūjaak

chain-smoking  bōbaidid

chair  jea
lawn chair with canvas back.  joba

chalk  jọọk

challenge  aod

challenged  
challenged, enthused, excited, stirred.  ketak

chambered nautilus  lọjilñin jourur

champion  ṃōkade, wōnṃaan

chance  iien, jide
a chance.  iien ṃōṃan

change  ikūr, iñiñ, , kōkāāl, oktak, ukok
be changed.  leleḷọk
change actions in future.  je
change color, of fish.  ukōt ṃōōr
change domicile.  jepjep
change from one thing to another.  erom
change of plans.  idiñ
change one's ways from bad to good.  ukeḷọk
make change.  jānij
tack, change sail from one end of canoe to the other to tack.  diak
to paddle a canoe on the starboard side to change course.  auretam

changing  
changing continually.  ukoktak

channel  to
small man-made channel through coral.  mejā

chant  roro
ancient chant.  ṃur
chant and urge someone on by beating on a drum.  piniktak
compose songs or chants.  kine
mistake in performing a dance, song, or chant.  dujebwābwe
to chant.  allōk
to chant while drawing up a canoe or other such cooperative work.  ñijir

chaperon  karwaan

chapter  jebta

character  
inherited characteristics.  bōnja-
of upright character.  weeppān

characteristic  koḷmān, ḷōma-
characteristics.  abōne-

characterize  kwaḷọk kadkadi-

charcoal  mālle
put fish on charcoal or fire.  tōtaak

charge  
charge of a school of fish chasing minnows.  tūaḷ
charge of larger fish on minnows, sardines, etc.  luwi

charge  
charge a battery.  jaaj

charge  
charge on account.  akkaun, jaaj

charge  
charge legally.  jaaj

charisma  
charismatic, person who is always attracting people around him or her.  ettōl

charitable  
uncharitable.  miin

charity  jouj

charm  
charming.  kattōñtōñ, memejaja

Charonia  
Charonia tritonis.  jilel

chart  jaat

charter  jata, jemānāe

chase  kōkōpeḷ, kōpḷe, kōpooḷ, libooror, lukwarkwar
a chase.  libooror
chase men.  kōṃṃaanan
chase women.  kōkkōrārā

chaste  rōreo

chat  bwebwenato bajjek, kōmāltato, kōṃṃao
chat idly.  lekōto
chatter.  aeñwāñwā

chatter  
chattering of teeth.  ōḷōḷ

cheap  dik oṇea-

cheat  ajej in kabwebwe, ālikinjepjep, kaammeọeo
cheat, obtain surreptitiously.  liktak
to cheat.  peejnej

check  
check mark.  kakōḷḷe
check, money order.  jāāk

check  jāāk
check the weather.  katu

checker  
a move in the game of checkers whereby one jump captures many pieces.  jaṃtiltil
be checkered.  jekab
checker board.  jekaboot
checkers.  jekab
play checkers.  jekab

cheek  jāp

cheer  urro
cheerful.  leṃōṇōṇō
cheerful, resigned.  ineeṃṃan
to cheer on.  pinnik
urge on by cheers or other means.  pinnik

cheese  jiij

Cheilinus  
Cheilinus chlorourus/diagrammus/oxcephalus/trilobatus.  po
a fish, hogfish, Cheilinus undulatus.  ḷappo

Cheilinus  
Cheilinus sp.  mao
a fish, wrasse, Cheilinus sp.  merā

Chelon  
a fish, Chelon vaigiensis.  ikade
a fish, mullet, Chelon vaigiensis.  akōr
a fish, striped mullet, Chelon vaigiensis.  aotak

chest  ob
chest measurement.  diklōñ
wrestle chest to chest.  kọob

chest  
chest, trunk.  tōptōp

chew  meme
chew out someone.  jueoonmọñ
chew pandanus.  wōdwōd
chew the fat.  kōmāltato
chew tobacco.  kolied
chewing gum.  bwil
to chew food and then throw it out of the mouth.  meliak
well chewed.  mālij

chewed  
unchewed food caught in throat.  ubabōj

chick  jojo, tokkwi

chicken  bao
chicken that walks upright.  ḷajjutak
clean a fish or chicken.  jejjet
expression, "chicken!".  pedej
old chicken.  jenḷap
scratch in ground for food, chickens only.  toktok
sleep, chickens only.  de
smell of chicken manure.  bwiin-kūbween-alōr
wild chicken.  mānnimar
young chicken.  jendik, kāwur

chicken pox  bok aidik
blister, chicken pox.  bok

chief  irooj, jeṃṃaan
a basket for bearing tribute to a chief.  kōle
a rain storm that is the sign of a chief coming.  ḷañōn irooj
a taboo place reserved for chiefs.  jiadel
basket in which chiefs store left-overs.  perañ
best part of pandanus fruit reserved for chiefs.  ajjipek
bring food to a chief.  ekkan
bring food to a chief or lineage head.  eọjek
certain places for chiefs only and forbidden to the commoner.  mo
chief's land.  buoj
chief's land for making food.  paaj
chief's wife, may or may not be of royal blood.  lejḷā
chiefly carriage and demeanor.  awi
death of a chieftain.  bwilọklañ
decorations made from feathers of frigate birds, one on each tip of the sail on a chief's canoe.  kadulele
favorite of a chief.  pāleṃoron
first food brought to a chief that has just arrived.  ṃōkajkaj
high chieftess.  lerooj
island or atoll reserved for food gathering, usually for a chief and his immediate family.  ḷārooj
land given by a chief to a commoner as a bounty for bailing out the chief's canoe in battle expeditions.  kwōdaelem
land reserved for chiefs.  kōtra, mọ
land where only chiefs and certain women are allowed.  kul
member of a clan a chief is especially fond of.  pāleṃoron
person killed and buried with a deceased chieftain to accompany him on his journey to a different world.  ura
private place reserved for chiefs.  jaar
procession bearing tribute to chief.  tal
trusted friend of a chief.  pāleṃoron

child  ajri
a child who deserts home through anger over parental coercion.  lumọọrḷọk
a pampered child.  kaerer
adopt children.  kaajiriri
call or entice animals or children to come near.  kōkaal
child of.  nāji-
children of a maṇs sister.  mañde-
duty of taking care of a natural or adopted child or pet or domesticated animal.  nāji
favorite child.  ñiejo
one who has taken care of another's child.  jemānji-
pamper a child so as to create undue attachment.  kaerer
parent-child relationship.  jeṃnāji
pet name for male child.  kọkọ
possessive classifier, children, pets, money, watches, or Bible.  nāji-
raise children.  kaajiriri
rely on children to accomplish errands or chores.  ajriin uwaak
said of female children.  iep jāltok
said of male children.  iep jaḷḷọk
second child.  utlōkḷap
see ajri. child.  ajiri
see nāji-. child.  nājiṃ
see nāji-. child.  nājū
see nāji-. child.  nejiṃ
see nāji-. child.  nejū

child speech  
dog, child speech.  kukkuk
eat, child speech.  meme
eat, food, child speech.  ṃwāṃwā
grandfather, child speech.  jiṃṃa
grandmother, child speech.  būbū
penis, child speech.  kọkọ, kukkuk, kulālā
spanking, child speech.  baṃbaṃ
to drink water, child speech.  kaka

child talk)  
excrement (child talk).  bwebwe

childbirth  utaṃwe
contractions during childbirth.  kōḷo

children's  
name of a children's game.  jaṃlik-jōṃṃaan

chill  
chills.  kotok-kilin, wūdiddid
chilly.  piọ
fever and chills.  piọ
not get chilly easily (see piọ {piyaw}).  jāppiọeo

chilly  ṃōleọ

chimney  
black carbon on lantern chimney, used to blacken tattoos.  ṃaṃōj
lamp chimney.  jimni

chin  jiṃwin ñi
chisel-chin.  ñiṇo

china  Jeina

chink  kōk

chink  
chinking.  tōtōñtōñ

chip  
chip or scrape rust off.  kajjo
chips.  tipdikdik
splinter, chip.  naaḷ
to chip off rust.  kañkañ

chip in  kuṇaṇa

chip  
chipped.  tāṃoṇ

chisel  mede
cold chisel.  kooḷjejeḷ

chocolate  jọkleej, koko

choice  kōkāālel, ṃōṃan
choice coconut tree for collecting sap.  tāāñ

choirmaster  
choirmaster, director of a choral group.  ṃaajta

choke  kukuul, kukuul bōro
choke on something, suffocate.  pọk
choked.  ubabōj

choose  jedkā, kōkāālel

choosy  kile
be choosy or particular.  kōrkōr ioon kūro
choosy, particular. (Commonly used with negative jab).  ārre

chop  jekjek
chop down.  jijuok
chopped down.  jokak
cut, hack, chop off, split, slash.  jepak
paint or chop up to a line in canoe building.  atar

choppy  
choppy seas.  liṃaajṇoṇo

chopsticks  aji

choral  
choirmaster, director of a choral group.  ṃaajta

chore  jerbal
leave a chore undone and start another.  jibwe turin jerbal
rely on children to accomplish errands or chores.  ajriin uwaak

chorus  kọrōj

Christ  
Jesus Christ.  Jijej Kūraij

christen  
to christen.  ṇaetan

Christian  Kūrjin

Christmas  Kūrijṃōj

chronic  
chronically sickly.  addimej

chub  
a fish, chub mackerel, Ragistrella.  akwōlā
a fish, chub or rudder fish, Kyphosus vaigiensis.  pājrōk

chubby  tōbōb

chuckle  tōtōñ dikdik

chum  
stone upon which bait or chum is mashed.  jinṃa
to chum for fish.  anan
to chum for fish, usually in deep water.  pitpit

chunk  bukwōn

church  
church (building).  ṃōn jar
church member in good standing.  Kūrjin
church offering.  jabawōt
communion, church usage.  kwōjkwōj
go to church.  jar
members of the church.  eklejia

cigar  tōbak

cigarette  baid, jikka, wōdān
butt of cigarette.  jablọk
cigarette paper.  kwarkor
cigarettes of.  kije-
crave cigarettes.  añūr
possessive classifier, food or cigarettes.  kije-
roll a cigarette.  kwarkor
to puff a cigarette.  koub

cigarette butt  wōdān

cinch  kijen niñniñ

cinder  
cinders.  kūbween uṃ

circle  doulul, ọo
closed circle of fish surrounded by aḷeḷe {haḷeyḷey} method.  aḷe
encircle.  kōpooḷ

circled  
encircled.  pooḷ

circling  
encircling movement.  itūrrọọl

circuit  
run a complete circuit around a field.  oṃrawūn

circumcise  
circumcised.  korjak
circumcised penis.  pāj

circumcised  
uncircumcised penis.  kōkkōk

Cirrhitus  
a fish, spotted hawkfish, Cirrhitus pinnulatus.  kidiej

cirrus  
cirrus clouds.  ḷoñanwa

cistern  aebōj-jimeeṇ
build a cistern.  aebōj-jimeeṇ

citrus  
a plant, citrus, lime.  ḷaiṃ

city  jikin kwelọk
capital city.  kiāptōḷ

civilian  jepelien

claim  maroñ

clam  
a clam, bivalve.  jenọ
a food, salted fish guts or clams.  jiookra
a shell, a clam, Tridacnidae.  mejānwōd
a shell, clam.  pejao
a shell, giant clam.  kapwor
a shell, killer clam.  tōkale
a shell, small bivalve clam.  kalibok
a shell, small bivalve, clam.  kọnōt
clam shell, large.  aded
clam up.  lōr
clam, medium large.  dimuuj
extricate, as meat from clam.  arar
mallet made from clam shell.  dekenin
meaty part of a clam.  aḷaḷ
organ of giant clam.  lām
place where birds, fish, or clams gather.  ajañ
sand clam, bivalve.  jukkwe
shell of smaller clams.  wūpeñ
small clam, oyster, a shell, Arcidae, Scapharca inequivalvis or Anadara pilulu.  kūkōr
substance of clam shell.  ajaj
to close tight, as a clam shell.  kūkim

clamor  aeñwāñwā, kōkeroro
clamor, noise.  ailuwannañnañ

clamp  kōkaapap

clan  jowi
clan name.  Dāpdep, Erroja, Erroja-kijeek, Erroja-pakolikaelaḷ, Erroja-rilikin-bwilujo, Erroja-rūbūkien-jekjekeṇ, Errūbra, Ijjidik, Ijjidikin-kapinmeto, Irooj, Jedjed, jejed, Jeḷapḷap, Jemāluut, Jibuklik, Jibwiḷuḷ, Jinkabo, Joḷ, Jowa, Kaḷọ, Kōtra, Looj, Look, Mekijko, Ṃōkauleej, Pit, Raarṇo, Raej, Rael, Raur, Ri-Epatōn, Ri-ikjet, Ri-Jelwōj, Ri-Kuwajleen, Ri-likijjine, Ri-likin Jepakina, Ri-Lobareṇ, Ri-Lokilōñe, Ri-Lokōlañe, Ri-Loṃaḷo, Ri-Loojraṇ, Ri-Lotọbōn, Ri-lujien Naṃo, Ri-Luut, Ri-Matoḷeṇ, Ri-Meik, Ri-Naṃo, Ri-pako, Ri-Pikaarej, Ri-Pit, Ri-Pitin-Mājro, Ri-Pitin-Naṃdik, Ri-Wōjjā, Ri-Kwōdo, Rūbojaar, Rūkin-aelōñin, Rūkipinaelōñin, Rūkipinbwilujo, Ri-Ṃae, Ri-Ṃalel, Ri-Ṃwejoor, Ri-Tōbaaḷ, Tilañ
member of a clan a chief is especially fond of.  pāleṃoron

clang  
clanging sound.  taññaḷọk

clap  bokkoḷọk
clap hands.  kabbokbok

clash  itaak
clash, physical as well as philosophical.  iṃaajaj
to clash in a fight.  jibwe doon

clasp  dāpdep
unclasp.  mejaḷ
walk with the hands clasped behind the back.  enliklik

class  ar, kilaj, teeñ
any group of people, as a class, unit or division.  jar
high-class person.  arōṃṃan

classifier  
see aa-. belonging to: possessive classifier.  aṇ

clatter  keroro

claw  akki
claw of crab.  jānit
scratch with claws.  ubrar
to rake, to claw.  rakutak

clean  kokwōjarjar, rōreo
advise someone to lead a conventionally good clean life.  kabkūbjer
clean a fish or chicken.  jejjet
clean up an area.  rarō
clean whiskers off of newly braided sennit.  kōrōnāl
general clean up.  jotoiñ
not well-cleaned.  jālōt
plunder, clean out.  ropāj
well-cleaned.  lōt

cleanse  katoḷọk

clear  alikkar, rōreo
clear the throat.  melkwarkwar
cleared space.  maaj
see alikkar. clear.  ealikkar
unclear weather.  tab

clearing  
a clearing between trees growing in opposite directions.  toṇak

cleat  kūḷiit
canoe part, cleat for tying sheet.  jirukli

cleave  
cleave, cut in half.  bōrrā

clench  nukuj

Clerodendrum  
a plant, Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn. (Verbenaceae).  wūlej

clever  jiṃaat, kapeel
immature (see kapeel {kapeyel}), not clever.  jekapeel
not clever (see jiṃaat {jiṃahat}).  jājiṃaat

climate  mejatoto

climb  wanlōñ
A yellow-flowered leguminous vine climbing, or decumbent on beaches.  markinenjojo
band around ankles used in climbing trees.  kae
climb a ladder or a staircase.  jikin uwe
climb coconut tree with ankles tied.  ento
climb down.  to
climb or descend a rope.  pitto
climb up.  tallōñ
climb up and down.  wanlōñ-wōnlaḷ
climbing method for trees and poles using hands and feet.  ḷọrronpā
method of climbing down.  pirūrrūr
notches cut in a tree for climbing.  jekāiōōj
rope used for climbing trees.  jemājirok

clinch  kūḷinij

cling  
cling to.  dedāp
cling to one another.  kaerer
clinging.  bab

clinic  
health clinic.  ṃōn taktō

clink  
clinking.  tōtōñtōñ

clip  
clip all of the hair off.  kwōdmat

clitoris  būḷūkkañ, būḷūtteej

clobber  notoñ, pejaju
clobber someone.  jinṃa

clock  awa

clog  
clogged.  boṇ
wooden clog, footwear.  jinaketa

close  
able to sail close to the wind.  wetak
be close to.  ḷo-
be close to one another and yet not detect each other.  ḷe ijeḷmān doon
close to.  epaak, turu-
close together.  kut
come very close.  koobob
grow close together (see kkut).  ṃọkut
hot and close.  nitñil
move closer.  kepaak
move something closer by using a stick.  adebdeb
not close together.  jọkkutkut
sail close to the wind.  kipeddikdik
see turu-. next to, close, near.  turin
sit close together.  atartar
unable to sail close to the wind.  wāto

close  dedọdo, kūkiil
close in on.  kōpooḷ
close parts, as bivalve.  kūkim
to close tight, as a clam shell.  kūkim

closet  tūroot

clot  
blood clot.  mekak
to clot.  mekak

cloth  nuknuk
bolt of cloth.  kap
cloth for wrapping bundle of goods.  būroojki
coconut cloth.  inpel
coconut cloth used to squeeze and extract oil from grated coconut.  jouneak
coir fibre, fine, not woven, left over from weaving, used as wash cloth.  bwijinbwije
loin cloth.  kaḷ
roll of cloth.  kap
scrub, using wet cloths.  jokiiñ
sew together a rip in cloth.  ait
tablecloth.  eran tebōḷ

clothe  
to clothe.  ṇaballin

clothes  nuknuk
cast off clothes.  utkōk
change clothes, from good to dirty.  ekpā
clothesline.  roro
coconut shell for scrubbing clothes.  kuḷatḷat
outer clothes.  anilik
provide someone with clothes.  ṇaballin
put clothes away carelessly.  pānuk
rinse clothes.  ṃukṃuk
try on clothes.  joñjoñ
underclothes.  anilowa
wave, of a flag or clothes.  pepālpāl

clothing  balle, nuknuk
clothing (in construct only).  el
loose, of clothing or rope.  pidtoto
mat worn as clothing.  nieded
shed clothing.  utūkaḷ
smell of clothing or mats under sun.  būbwidetdet
smell of damp clothing.  jatbo
wear a piece of clothing for the first time.  lōtlōt
wear wet clothing.  ṃōrābōt

cloud  kōdọ
cirrus clouds.  ḷoñanwa
cloud formation or star.  ad
cloud formation preceding storm.  pālmuuj
cloud formation predicting a typhoon.  ped in pā
cloud formation resembling tip of frond.  jepak
cumulus cloud.  kōdọ jutak
dark cloudy night.  lianij
darkness that follows a cloud coming over the horizon at night.  elianij
forecast weather by observing clouds.  kōbbaal
obscured, cloudy.  tab
pass by, of clouds and rain.  peḷaak
thick cloud formation of cumulus type covering a large portion of the sky.  

clown  kōjak

club  aḷaḷ in deñdeñ, kuḷab
club of people.  doulul
club used for beating coconut husk for sennit.  jidjid
go drinking at a club.  kuḷab
stick used for clubbing fish.  jeṃōnna

cluck  
clucking of a hen.  tokokkok

clump  
clump of.  wūntōn

clumsily  
fall clumsily.  buñto-buñtak

clumsy  apeltak, aujepaḷ, jakōl, jatpe, jokwa, kūḷaṃwe, wūpeḷ

cluster  bukun, uror
cluster of.  wūntōn
tight clustering of fish when attracted by bait or chum.  boklọk

clutch  bọkwōj

clutter  menọknọk

cluttered  
uncluttered.  meḷak

coal  mālle
coals of fire.  mālle

Coalsack  Dāp-eo

coarse  kokwelep
fine, not coarse.  kukwidik

coast  
seacoast.  kappe, parijet

coat  kopā
coating, of paint.  bōrwaj
overcoat.  kabba
raincoat.  kabba

coax  medek

cobweb  
cobwebs.  kadeọeo

coccyx  ḷuḷ

cock  kako
cock's comb.  ṃọroj
cock-fight, in water.  keiwa
ruffling of cocks and dogs before fighting.  rōrọñ
take a rooster to a cock-fight.  keid

cockroach  juwapin
an insect, cockroach, roach.  kuḷuḷ
smell of cockroaches.  bwiin-juwapen

cocoa  koko

coconut  iu
a food, bundled and baked spongy meat of sprouted coconut.  iutūr
a food, coconut bread, from copra and flour and sap or sugar.  jinkōḷar
a food, coconut eaten with another dish, esp. salt fish or miso.  jiraal
a food, cooked and pounded breadfruit, taro, bananas, or nuts mixed with grated coconut.  wūdeñ
a food, cooked preserved breadfruit smothered in grated coconut.  kubaḷ
a food, diluted starch baked in coconut spathe in earth oven.  kōlọwutaktak
a food, meat of mejoub coconut mixed with sugar or sap.  jekōbwa
a food, octopus smothered in grated coconut.  penkwe
a food, pandanus pulp and juice mixed with grated coconut and coconut oil (and optionally with arrowroot starch), wrapped in breadfruit leaves and boiled or baked.  peru
a food, pounded meat of sprouted coconut.  lukor
a food, soup, spongy coconut and arrowroot.  aikiu
a food, spongy meat of sprouted coconut baked in its shell.  iuwuṃuṃ
a food, spongy meat of sprouted coconut cooked with arrowroot starch and diluted with water.  peaut
a food, very ripe breadfruit mixed with coconut milk.  kaḷọ
a game, pelting one another with lighted pandanus keys or coconut husks.  buwaddel
a piece of cork or coconut husk fitted to both ends of sennit line used to corral rainbow runner fish..  boṇōj
a pile of coconuts.  jokā
a plant, tall coconut palm.  ni kenato
a toy, boat of half coconut.  wa bweọ
a toy, coconut hydroplane.  wūdādo
add sand or grated coconut.  penpen
black magic performed by a sorcerer using a husked coconut.  kaurur jiañ
bunch of ripe and drinkable coconuts.  uror
climb coconut tree with ankles tied.  ento
coconut "apple".  iu
coconut beginning to form hard meat and turn brown.  mañbōn
coconut beginning to turn brown.  mañ
coconut candy.  ametōṃa
coconut cloth.  inpel
coconut cloth used to squeeze and extract oil from grated coconut.  jouneak, jouneak
coconut cup.  jiṃañko
coconut fibre.  bweọ
coconut juice.  dānnin ni
coconut leaf chain used in fishing as scarer.  ṃwio
coconut mixed with sap or sugar.  lukor
coconut sennit.  kokwaḷ
coconut shoot.  utak
coconut stump.  debọkut
coconut syrup boiled down from sap.  jekṃai
coconut tree loaded with nuts.  nimuur
coconut, nearly ripe.  mejoub
coconut, ripe for copra.  waini
coconuts still attached to spathe and lowered from tree by means of a rope.  niiddoor
coil of coconut sennit.  tāte
collect coconuts and husk them before making copra.  pinju
dust from coconut cloth (inpel).  roro
eat kernel of coconut out of shell with one's teeth.  kijḷat
fall prematurely, of coconuts.  kwaḷṃwe
fermented coconut toddy.  jimañūñ
fine, of grated coconut.  kukwidik
fish that wanders outside coconut leaf chain scarer.  ikōn-ālkinṃwio
fishing method, many men surround a school in shallow water using a coconut leaf chain as scarer.  aḷeḷe
fishing method, using a coconut leaf chain as a scarer at night to block off exit route of fish and waiting for low tide in order to trap them.  lipaanto
fishing method, using coconut leaf chain as scarer on dark nights.  pelpel
fishing term, said of a coconut leaf chain used as scarer that is strung out unevenly.  kapijjule
gateway, usually decorated with flowers and coconut fronds.  ṃoñ
grate coconuts, grater.  raanke
grated coconut.  jokoojwa, pen
hard coconut meat remaining in half-shall of sprouted coconut after spongy core has been removed.  ñar
hard, dry coconut meat still in shell.  mọṇ
harvest coconuts.  kowainini
harvest first fruit of coconut, breadfruit, or pandanus.  akeọ
heartburn caused by drinking fresh coconut sap on an empty stomach.  memaḷ
huge pile, as of coconuts.  ṃōḷōbbā
husk a coconut with one's teeth.  ōjōj
husk coconuts.  dedeb
immature coconut fruit of.  ubnen
kernel of spongy meat inside coconut that has just started to sprout.  bōḷoñar
knock down coconuts from tree.  nenōk
method of extracting coconut meat out of its shell without breaking the meat.  kōmmālwewe
midrib of a coconut leaf.  ṇok
overgrown and inedible sprouted coconut.  iupej
pandanus juice mixed with grated coconut, cooked into custard.  mokwaṇ duul
pandanus juice mixed with grated coconut, uncooked.  mokwaṇ dada
peel off the end of a coconut shoot.  kọudpak
pick coconuts.  enōk
pick green coconuts from tree.  entak
pierce, as an unhusked coconut in order to drink.  wāāpep
place a bottle (kor) at the end of coconut shoot to collect sap initially.  kajokkor
pluck ripe coconuts.  kōpālele
possessive classifier, water, soft drinks, or juice of coconuts, etc..  lime-
ready for a bottle, of coconut shoots only.  raane-bōkāān
red colored, of reddish coconuts or sky.  mir
refuse of scraped coconut after it is squeezed.  o
sharp stick for husking coconuts.  doon
shoot of coconut, pandanus.  juubub
sliced unripe breadfruit cooked in coconut milk.  bwilitudek
small flowers of pandanus, coconut, or other plants.  did
small sprouted coconut.  per
smaller eye of sprouted coconut.  tōbo
smell of coconuts.  bwiin-ni
sound of coconut bouncing.  rukruk
spongy meat of sprouted coconut.  iu
spoon made from chip of green coconut husk.  auḷakḷak
sprouted coconut.  iu
stage of the coconut seedling in which it is beginning to sprout.  tōboḷāār
stand a coconut husking stick in the ground.  kat
start to bear fruit, of coconuts.  eọ
steal and drink coconut toddy (off a tree).  jekeidaak
stem of coconut bunch from which nuts have fallen.  jepar, jinniprañ
stems of coconut tree that nuts are attached to.  pirañrañ
string fish, coconuts, flowers, etc.  ilele
strips of green coconut branches laid across a fire for warming pandanus leaves.  tọḷ
sucking noise made in drinking green coconuts.  ṃōṃōtṃōt
sweet coconut water.  māmet
thick husk protecting eyes of coconut.  wūlṃōd
tiny coconut not fully grown.  kwaḷini, kwaḷinni
to bend down, of coconut shoots only.  kietak
to throw grated coconut or sand at someone or something.  pinik
two or more persons sharing one coconut.  ninikoko
unripe coconut.  ub
use a coconut husker.  doonon
use mouth to husk coconuts.  ejej
whiskers on a husked coconut..  buwōtwōt
young coconut meat.  mede
young stage of coconut growth, after debweiu.  jokiae

coconut crab  barulep
fishing method, hunt lobster or coconut crab when the moon is right.  katooj
husking of coconuts by coconut crabs.  ejej
place in sand where turtle lays eggs or coconut crab molts.  jọ

coconut frond  kimej, pāp
fishing method, using woven brown coconut fronds to catch sardines and minnows as they are chased ashore by bigger fish.  apep
green coconut fronds.  pāin ni
maṇs skirt made from coconut fronds.  elmen
midrib of coconut frond.  pāp
pluck leaves from midrib of coconut fronds.  tōtemakil
special twine made from skin of coconut frond midrib for climbing coconut trees.  kae
tip of coconut frond.  jepak
twine made from skin of coconut frond midrib.  mālwe

coconut fronds  
mat woven from coconut fronds.  jeinae

coconut husk  bweọ
club used for beating coconut husk for sennit.  jidjid
piece of wood on which coconut husk is beaten to yield fibre for sennit.  jebōnmāl
pit for soaking coconut husks for making sennit.  to
place for beating coconut husks after soaking in preparation for making sennit.  ṃōṃal
scrub self with coconut husk or oil.  bokwārijet
smell of pit for soaking coconut husks.  būto
spoon cut from coconut husk.  kūḷatḷat
take coconut husks from water after soaking to make sennit.  jarjar

coconut leaves  
a food, preserved breadfruit, formed into loaves, wrapped in coconut leaves, and cooked on fire.  ṃaio
brown coconut leaves which fall.  ṃwe
dry pandanus or coconut leaves over fire in preparation for weaving.  katrar
tie coconut leaves together to make fishing chain.  wūjaak

coconut milk  eaḷ
a food, grated taro mixed with coconut milk, wrapped in taro leaves and baked in oven.  jebwatōr
a food, very ripe breadfruit baked in coconut milk.  pọḷjej

coconut oil  pinneep
a food, balls of preserved breadfruit sweetened and boiled in coconut oil.  makillō
a food, ripe breadfruit mixed with coconut oil and cooked in pots.  nāpnāpe
a food, taro grated and mixed with coconut oil and coconut sap.  tōtaiṃoṇ
a food, very ripe breadfruit baked in coconut oil.  kappokpok, ṃōjjero
coconut oil used for frying.  jebkwanwūjọ
drift nut, sweet smelling, used with coconut oil to make perfume.  ajet
smell of rotten copra or rancid coconut oil.  ḷōḷ

coconut sap  
a beverage, diluted coconut sap.  jeruru
a food, preserved breadfruit mixed with arrowroot and coconut sap or sugar, wrapped in breadfruit leaves and baked.  bwiro iiōk
a food, taro grated and mixed with coconut oil and coconut sap.  tōtaiṃoṇ
bottle used for coconut sap.  jeib
coconut sap, toddy.  jedān, jekaro
coconut shell for catching coconut sap, whole and empty.  kor
fermented, of coconut sap.  mañūñ
old and sour coconut sap.  mañūñ
use coconut sap for cooking.  utōn-jekaro

coconut shell  ḷat
coconut shell for catching coconut sap, whole and empty.  kor
coconut shell for scrubbing clothes.  kuḷatḷat
coconut shell, lower half with sharp end.  ḷat-jiṃ
coconut shell, lower half, without eye.  jiṃ
coconut shell, upper half next to stem, with eyes.  ḷat-mej
fishing method, line fishing using the front half of a coconut shell, in lagoon area.  mejeḷat

coconut tree  
a coconut tree.  ni
a plant, general term for all varieties of coconut trees and fruit.  ni
a very tall coconut tree.  kenato
choice coconut tree for collecting sap.  tāāñ
coconut tree that cannot give more fresh toddy (see tāāñ {tayag}).  jatāāñ
core of coconut tree at upper end.  juḷ
healthy in appearance, as a coconut tree.  wāmourur
open spathe of coconut tree.  jepar, jinniprañ
sap of coconut tree.  dān
special twine made from skin of coconut frond midrib for climbing coconut trees.  kae

coconuts  
collect coconuts or breadfruit.  jinwōd
group of sprouted coconuts past the eating stage.  debweiu

cod  
a fish, rock cod, Anyperodon leucogrammicus.  kabro
a fish, rock cod, Anyperodon leucogrammicus.  kōḷaoḷap
a fish, rock cod, Epinephelus flavocaeruleus.  pookliṃ
a fish, rock cod, Serranus fuscoguttatus.  kūro

coelenterate  
a coelenterate, Portuguese man-o-war.  aolōk

coexist  jeṃdoon

coffee  kọpe
coffee pot.  tibat

cog  
cog, gear, ratchet.  raanke

cogitate  ḷobōl

cohabit  koba

coherent  
incoherent.  aplo

coil  jāliñiñ, jāljel, pọpo
coil of coconut sennit.  tāte
to coil.  kwōje

coin  jāān dekā

coir  
coir fibre, fine, not woven, left over from weaving, used as wash cloth.  bwijinbwije

coke  koḷa

cola  koḷa

cold  ṃōleọ, ṃōḷo, piọ
common cold.  mejin

Coleman lantern  ḷaaṃ kaaj, pilerab

collaborate  karejar

collapse  penā
collapsed.  obab

collar  kōḷa

collateral  joortoklik, kōpetaklik

collect  ae, tōltōl
collect coconuts and husk them before making copra.  pinju
collect coconuts or breadfruit.  jinwōd

collide  
collide head on.  iṃaajaj
collide with.  itaak

Collisella  
a shell, Patellidae, Collisella grata.  jidduul

collision  
sound of a collision.  okkoḷọk

Colocasia  
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott. var. antiquorum (Schott.) Hubb. and Rehd. The true taro of Polynesia. F.  Kōtak

Colocasia  
a plant, taro variety, Colocasia (Takeuchi).  Jibabwāi

colony  jukjuk

color  wūno
bright colored.  ilar, meej
change color, of fish.  ukōt ṃōōr
color of.  ṃōrōn
coloring.  kawūno
dark colored.  jil
dark in color.  meej
fading of color.  eor
fading of color or shade.  jijurjur
gray colored.  kūbween upaaj, kūre
green colored.  maroro
light colored (see meej {meyej}).  jāmeej
loud, of colors, bright.  rōōj
multicolored, spotted, usually brownish.  kōkaadad
orange colored.  kio
rainbow-colored.  iiaeae
red colored, of reddish coconuts or sky.  mir
reddish color.  ṃūrar
shell of many colors, used as lure for tuna.  jepet
tan colored.  kūbween upaaj

column  joor, kaḷan

comb  kuuṃ
cock's comb.  ṃọroj
tooth of a comb.  tōōḷ
use a comb.  kuuṃuṃ

combat  tariṇae
lock in combat.  bab
take by surprise in hand combat.  ankōṃad
ward off using Marshallese hand-to-hand combat defense techniques.  pile

combination  ḷōōt
of right combination.  ṃōṃan utōn

combine  koba

combustible  tok
combustible (see tokwiia {tekʷiyyah}).  tokwiie
incombustible.  tokwiia

come  atok, wātok
call to come.  āñiñintok
come about, begin to have.  er-
come and.  itōm
come back.  rọọl
come back in order to (contraction of rọọltok in {rawaltekʷ yin}).  rọọltōn
come closer.  ārār
come directly.  iok-
come down with a sickness.  lōbọ
come from the east (of wind).  itok reeaar
come here (of humans).  itok
come in order to.  itōn
come in order to do s.t..  wātin
come off of.  to
come one at a time.  iaḷ aidik
come out of water.  ato
come to land.  tōkeak
come to you (of humans).  iwōj
come up.  ṃōto
go or come ashore.  wāānāne, wanāne
go or come down.  wanlaḷ
go or come seaward.  wanmeto
go or come towards the lagoon.  wāānar, wanar
go or come towards the ocean side of an island.  wanlik
see itok. come here.  eitok

come to  jeḷā ḷọkjeṇ

comet  iju

comeuppance  lele
get one's comeuppance.  kipdo, teej, toñōl

comfort  kōjea-
discomfort.  aploñloñ
padding for comfort or for protection from dirt.  erer

comfortable  
uncomfortable.  abṇōṇō
uncomfortable feeling about the stomach from being overstuffed with food.  akeke

comic  ṃōñka

comma  koṃa

command  kōjjeḷā
commandant.  koṃaaṇta
commander.  koṃaaṇta
commandment.  kien
to send a command to.  kaiñ

commemorate  kaḷọk

commence  
commencement.  jijino

commercial  reel
a commercial.  karreelel

commission  kwamijen
out of commission.  jintanji

commit  kilaak
be committed to perform a task.  lokjak
commit suicide.  kilaba, wōdinikek
commitment.  lokjak, utaṃwe

committee  kamiti

common  jeeknaan, kōkā, pata, makijkij, memakijkij, waan
common people.  kajoor
common things.  jenwaan
commoner.  kajoor
do in common.  almaroñ

commoner  armej waan, jeeknaan, jokko, ri-jerbal
certain places for chiefs only and forbidden to the commoner.  mo
commoner married to royal woman.  irooj-eṃṃaan
land given by a chief to a commoner as a bounty for bailing out the chief's canoe in battle expeditions.  kwōdaelem

commotion  jejānene, jejeurur, uwōjak

communion  
communion, church usage.  kwōjkwōj

community  jukjuk

compact  bujen, koṇ, ñūñ

companion  ṃōtta-

company  
company, business usage.  koṃbani
company, team, group.  kumi
keep company.  kōṃṃao

compare  allọk, keid
compare oneself with another.  atar
compare size.  joñjoñ
see keid. compare.  keidi

compass  kaṃbōj

compel  kipel

compensate  kōḷḷā oṇea-, ukōt bōkā
pay, compensate.  ṇawōṇāān

compete  aitwerōk, atar, depet-doon, jiāe, kewā
compete with each other.  lōkdoon
competent.  maroñ,

competent  keke
incompetent.  jedañ

competition  depet-doon
put someone out of a competition.  kupi

complain  abṇōṇō, aoḷ, kōkeroro, lelotaan
complain of others.  kinaak

complement  dede

complete  polel, weeppān,
completed.  dede, ṃōj
incomplete.  jọuñ, jipikpik

completed  
see dede. completed.  kadede

completive  
noncompletive.  ej
past tense, completive.  ar

complex  aepokpok, pok

complexion  
of light complexion.  wūdmouj

complicate  
complicated.  aepokpok, pok

compliment  nebar

comply  ḷoor

component  
basic components of.  utō-

compose  kōkōn
compose songs or chants.  kine

composition  
a musical composition to be sung by all singers together.  kọrōj

compost  
oakum, compost.  kōṇ

comprehend  meḷeḷe

compute  bōnbōn
to compute.  jorbañ

comrade  ṃōtta-

Conasprella  
Conasprella praecellea/comatosa/sowerbii or Profundiconus profundiconus.  likaebeb

conceal  ṇōṇooj, pinej

conceit  
conceited.  loṃaan, utiej būruo-
imposing, conceited, inconsiderate.  pedet armej

conceive  tōta

concentrate  kōḷmānḷọkjeṇ

concern  
concerned.  jelōt

concerned  
afraid, warn, be concerned about.  kōkōl
care about, be concerned for.  kea
unconcerned about consequences.  jejọjọ, mejel kil

conch  
trumpet, horn, siren, conch.  jilel

conciliate  
to conciliate.  medek

concise  jejjet

conclude  ba wōt

conclusion  jeṃḷọk

concoction  ḷōōt

concrete  jimeeṇ
concrete block.  būḷak, pirōk

concur  
concurrence.  koṇ
to second, concur, accompany.  rejetak

condemn  liaakḷọk

condition  kōjea-
get into prime running condition.  an
negatively conditioned.  mañ
run-down condition.  ijurwewe

conditional  
conditional, contrary to fact.  kar

conduct  ṃanit, ṃwil

confer  pepe

conference  kweilọk

confess  kwaḷọk ṃool, ukeḷọk
confession.  kwaḷọk bōro
reveal, disclose, confess, admit (something that had been kept hidden or secret).  ketak

confidence  lōke

confine  kalbuuj
confine because of disease.  lōbọ
confinement.  utaṃwe

confirm  kaṃool

conflict  airuwaro, aitwerōk

confound  pepaḷ

confront  jelṃae

confuse  pok

confusion  airuwaro

congeal  kwōj

Conger  
a fish, eel, Conger cinereus.  ṃōjoud

congratulation  jeraaṃṃan

congregate  peḷaak
congregated, aggregated.  kuk
to congregate.  kweilọk

congregation  eklejia, jarlepju

congress  kwañkurōj

Conidae  
a shell, Conidae.  likaebeb

conjecture  kajjidede, leḷōmṇak

connect  
connection.  kōkkeitaak
disconnect.  mejaḷ

connected  
disconnected.  jenolọk

Conomurex  
Conomurex luhuanus.  lōkeed

conquer  
conquered.  anjọ

conscience  apaproro, bōklōkōt
voice of conscience.  ainikien bōklōkōt

conscientious  jeḷā ḷọkjeṇ

conscious  
awake, roused, conscious.  ruj
consciousness.  loḷātāt
unconscious.  jajeḷọkjeṇ, ñakḷọkjeṇ

consecutive  
occur one after another, consecutively, bumper-to-bumper.  kij-ḷokwan-doon

consent  uwaak

consequence  ajāllik
sorry consequences.  amentaklaḷ

consequently  jujen

conserve  kōjparok

consider  dedoor, lilik, watwat

considerate  jeḷā kuṇaa-
be considerate of others.  jake jibwil
imposing, conceited, inconsiderate.  pedet armej
inconsiderate.  būruon kūro, jaje ḷōmṇak, jememe, kōṇkōṃṃan, ḷōkajeṃ

conspicuous  jejedmatmat, jenolọk
be conspicuous.  tooj
conspicuously.  ej jab aelọk

constant  memakijkij

constellation  bukun iju
a constellation.  Aoḷōt, Arin-Mājlep, Aunwōḷān-lañ, Āl-im-kobban, Bọro, Būbwin Epoon, Bwā-eṇ-an-Joktak, Dāp-eo, Debwāāl-eo, Elmọñ, Iju-kuwaj-aiḷip, Iju-pilo, Jāli, Jāpe, Jeljel, Jemānuwe, Jepjep-eo-an-Lōktañūr, Jikut-im-rukut, Jitata, Kāājejen-Tūṃur, Kāām-anij, Kāām-armej, Korak-eṇ-an-Tūṃur, Kouj, Kōḷein-dipāākāk-eo, Ledik-raṇ-nājin-Jebrọ, Lo-raan-ṃwāṃwā-ko, Ḷak, Ḷakeke, Ḷokwan-Ḷakeke, Ḷōmejdikdik, Ḷōṇa, Mājetdikdik, Mājlep, Men-kaṇ, Ṃade-eo-an-Aoḷōt, Ṃade-eo-an-Tūṃur, Ok-an-adik, Rouk, Tūṃur, Utin-Ḷajjidik, Utin-Ḷarrūbra, Wa-eo-waan-Tūṃur, Wātal-kaṇ
a constellation, upsilon, mu, psi Centauri.  Wōjḷā
a constellation: stars in Perseus.  Kapi-Ḷak
the constellations Jeljel and Kouj.  Jeljel-im-Kouj
the constellations Kāām-anij and Kāām-armej.  Kāām-kaṇ
the constellations Ḷak and Jitata.  Ḷakmijtata

constipated  boṇ

constitution  jemānāe

construct  jebjeb
construct form and perfective form of ejej {yejyej}.  ejaak
newly constructed, of vessels or vehicles.  wōnōt

construct particle  
construct particle or suffix.  in

consume  amān

contact  kōkkeitaak
contact, constant and physical.  irar
lose contact with.  jokwōd

contagious  kapopo

contain  kōpooḷ
container.  nine
container for liquids.  pijja
container for liquids, of coconut shell.  bōkā
drinking water containers on a canoe or boat.  kōb
empty container.  wōpeñ
get the last drops of water from a water container.  kajḷor
opening of any container, hole, doorway, or cave, etc..  māj, meja-
put in container.  ātet
use as a container.  nine
water container.  tāāñ

container  enne
container made of metal.  kāān
container, usually five-gallon paint bucket.  bat

contemplate  kōḷmānḷọkjeṇ

contemporary  peḷo

contempt  akkōjdat
draw lips to one side in contempt.  kaū

content  
be content.  po-būruon
contents (of a book).  kadkad
discontent.  jab po bōro

contents  
contents of.  kobba-
see kobba-. contents of.  kobban

contest  aitwerōk, jiāe, kōṃṃalijar
a game, contest to see who can throw a sharp-pointed piece of dried pandanus root, about a yard long, farthest by skimming it on the ground once.  kajjeor
contest, fighting or wrestling.  kāre lọwob
eliminate, in contest.  ukok
fishing contest.  kāre kāāj
heated contest.  bok
juggling contest.  ekkokowa
shooting contest.  kōjjerọro

continue  etal wōt, pen in deo
discontinue.  bōjrak
interjection: "If that's so, then continue.".  ekwekwe

continued  bōbōkak

continuous  
continuously.  etal in wōt juon

contract  bujen, kooṇtōreak
compact, contract.  koṇ
contractions during childbirth.  kōḷo
wilt, contract.  kuṇōk

contrary  juṃae
contrary to.  jekkar
quite the contrary.  make

contrast  kōtaa-, oktak

contribution  kuṇaa-
contribution, share.  kuṇaṇa
monthly contribution.  allōñ iju

contrite  toñkwe

control  dāpdep, kabwijer

controlled  
desire for something, uncontrolled.  ṃōṃaelep

controversy  aitwerōk

Conus  
Conus marmoreus/bandanus.  likaebeb

convenient  tokja-

conversation  bwebwenato, kōṃṃao
adult conversation, informal and possibly trivial.  ṃōṃawi

converse  
to converse.  kōṃṃao

convulsions  
have convulsions.  du

cook  
a food, biscuits and flour cooked together in water.  kōpjeḷtak
a food, breadfruit cooked on coals and scraped.  kwanjin
a food, cooked and pounded breadfruit, taro, bananas, or nuts mixed with grated coconut.  wūdeñ
a food, cooked preserved breadfruit smothered in grated coconut.  kubaḷ
a food, method of cooking fish: take fish eggs (roe) out and squeeze on fish and cook half done.  jāār
a food, nuts of breadfruit, cooked.  kwōlejiped
a food, ripe breadfruit mixed with coconut oil and cooked in pots.  nāpnāpe
a food, spongy meat of sprouted coconut cooked with arrowroot starch and diluted with water.  peaut
a food, three to one combination of arrowroot starch and water cooked together.  likōbla
a food, unleavened dough cooked by boiling.  jāibo
cook fish on stones.  ikjin
cook house.  ṃōn kuk
cook in a sea biscuit container.  aintiin
cook in a tin pan.  aintiin
cook shack.  peḷak
cooked.  mat
cooked pandanus.  edouṃ
cooking and eating fish right after catching them, usually at night.  jinre
cooking pan.  nāpe
cooking utensil.  ainbat
easy to cook.  mattiie
half-cooked.  amej
hard to cook.  mattiia
open fireplace for cooking.  wūpaaj
partially cooked.  watre
put a pot or kettle on a fire or stove to boil water or cook food.  tōtaak
smell of cooking fish.  uwi
to cook.  kōmat
use coconut sap for cooking.  utōn-jekaro
work as a cook.  kuk

cooked  
overcooked.  tuḷaar
uncooked.  amej

cool  ṃōḷo
cool air.  aeṃōḷoḷo
cool of the evening.  aemedḷọk
cooled off, of food once hot.  med
coolness.  aemed, aeṃōḷoḷo
coolness of a breeze.  leladikdik
keep one's cool.  kōmmaanwa
lose one's cool.  kun an ḷaaṃ
pleasantly cool.  leladikdik

coop  oror
cooped up.  keṇaak
to fly the coop.  ko

cooperate  ippān doon, jeṃdoon, karejar
to cooperate.  rādik doon

cooperative  jake jibwil, rādik doon
be uncooperative.  bōro-jepel
to chant while drawing up a canoe or other such cooperative work.  ñijir

coordinated  
coordinated, physically.  util
uncoordinated.  jokwa
uncoordinated in dancing (see kōl {kẹl}).  jakōl
well coordinated.  uñkipden

copper  kōba
smell of copper.  kōkōbaba

copra  waini
collect coconuts and husk them before making copra.  pinju
copra harvesting period.  aḷ
copra pieces, taken out of the shell.  jekak
cut out copra meat from shell.  karkar
dried copra ready to be weighed.  mọọn
dry fish or copra by heat.  atiti
gather many husked copra nuts.  pinju
make copra.  kowainini
platform for drying copra.  jād
press oil out of grated copra.  joniak
smell of rotten copra on body.  maḷḷipen
smell of rotten copra or rancid coconut oil.  ḷōḷ
sort out bad copra.  ākūt
undried copra.  owatrere

copy  anōk, ar

coral  peḷ, wōd
a coral.  jebwā, ḷajjidik
a coral which can be used as sandpaper.  paḷ
coral finger extending out of a main coral head or reef.  anbwe
coral lime.  iawewe
coral species.  baal
coralhead.  wōd
cotton coral.  lijakkwe
enter and hide inside coral, said of fish only.  pọ
gashes in coral reef.  kōlñe
small man-made channel through coral.  mejā
soft coral rocks found on beach.  pukor

Corculum  
a shell, Cadiidae, Corculum impressum/monstrosum/cardissa.  kūkōr

cord  
cord made from coconut fibre.  kokwaḷ
lashing cord.  ino
tie or fasten with a rope or cord.  ḷajiiñ

Cordia  
a plant, Cordia subcordata Lam. (Boraginaceae).  kōṇo

core  boḷ, buḷōn
core of a boil.  wūn
core of coconut tree at upper end.  juḷ
pandanus core.  ār

Coris  
a fish, wrasse, Coris gaimardi.  alle
a fish, wrasse, Coris gaimardi.  likōb

cork  bọọr, bọọror, wūj
a piece of cork or coconut husk fitted to both ends of sennit line used to corral rainbow runner fish..  boṇōj

corn  kọọn

corned beef  kọọnpiip

corner  jabōn, kāpoon, kona

cornet  
a fish, cornet fish, Fistularia petimba.  jepooj

cornice  
cornice or gable of a Marshallese house.  demāju

corns  kūrkaboṇ

corona  kūrawūn
Corona Australis.  Utin-Ḷarrūbra
Corona Borealis.  Utin-Ḷajjidik
stars in Bootes (beta, mu, nu) and mu in Corona Borealis.  Ok-an-adik

corpse  
a pile of corpses of fish or people.  ajeḷḷā
mat used to cover corpses.  kūtim
place from which corpses were floated away to sea.  bōn
stiffness of a corpse.  ajeḷkā,
swollen corpse.  bōj

corpsman  komen

corral  oror

correct  jejjet, jiṃwe, ṃool
correct angle of handsaws.  oḷā
see jiṃwe. straight, correct.  ejiṃwe

correspond  kōkar

corrugated  
corrugated iron.  jinnibọọr

corrupt  tōtoon
corrupt, used of dead animals or humans swollen but not yet bad smelling.  wabanban

Corvus  
stars in Centaurus (1, 2, 3) or Corvus.  Āl-im-kobban

Coryphoena  
a fish, dolphin, Coryphoena hippurus.  koko

coryza  uwur

cost  
cost of.  oṇea-

costume  balle, nuknuk

cotton  kotin
cotton coral.  lijakkwe

couch  joba

cough  pokpok

council  kọọnjeḷ, pepe

count  bōnbōn
count all.  tarlep
count up.  taḷe, watwat
estimate by counting.  watwat

counter  
countershading.  ukōt ṃōōr

counterpart  
counterpart, partner.  rejetak

country  aelōñ
country of the world.  laḷ
foreign country.  aelōñin pālle

couple  pea

courageous  peran

course  
be off course.  buñ
instrument for plotting courses, nautical.  kein kōttōbalbal
nautical course.  kooj
plot a course.  kōkar, kōttōbalbal
steer a course with land on one's bow.  anlọk
to paddle a canoe on the starboard side to change course.  auretam

course  
academic course.  kooj

course  
water course in the reef.  wea

court  
try in court.  ekajet

cousin  
cross cousin.  riliki-
female cousin.  jine-
female parallel cousins of a male.  ine-
older cousin (parallel).  jei-
younger cousin (parallel).  jati-

covenant  kalliṃur

cover  bọto, libobo, lōbbọ, penja-, pinej
canvas cover.  kabba
cover a sail.  atro
cover an earth oven with stones.  ertak
cover pandanus to ripen.  poñpoñ
cover up a hole.  jieñ
cover up an earth oven with leaves and dirt.  kobal
covered.  bọọror, bọrōk, penjak
covered over.  bal
covered with.  peddejak
covering.  balle, erer
mat used to cover corpses.  kūtim
to cover.  kūkūtbuuj
to cover with a lid.  mājmāj
uncover an earth oven, usually when food therein is cooked.  jukok

covered  
uncovered.  keelwaan

covert  tūtino

covet  addikdik, aṇokṇak
covet another's spouse, steal another's spouse.  aelellaḷ
covetous.  arōk
covetousness.  aṇokṇak, kaḷmarok

cow  kau

coward  oḷaḷo, pikōt, puwaḷ
"coward!".  pedej
cowardly.  ajineañro

cowboy  kaubowe

cowlick  likapijwewe

cowling  abọ

cowrie  
Any cowrie shell, any shell.  libbukwe
money cowrie, a shell, Cypraeidae.  likajjid

crab  
a catch of fish, crabs, or birds.  koṇa-
a crab.  jiine
a land crab.  koḷaṃṃwā
an animal, white land crab.  lemḷat
coconut crab.  barulep
crab, general term.  baru
fishing method, hunt lobster or coconut crab when the moon is right.  katooj
fishing method, line fishing inside lagoon using hermit crab for bait while at anchor.  rupe oṃ
fishing method, line fishing outside lagoon, usually on lee side and fairly close to shore, for flying fish, using sand crab for bait.  rōjep
hermit crab.  oṃ
land crab, brown.  atūñ
land crab, inedible.  baru waan
place in sand where turtle lays eggs or coconut crab molts.  jọ
poisoned by eating crab.  iabaru
possessive classifier, fish, crabs, or birds.  koṇa-
sand crab.  ṃōḷe
sea crab.  mādo
shell of a crab.  jọkur
trap for crabs.  ajokḷā
white sand crab.  kalibbañ, karuk

crab louse  
crab louse, Phthirius pubis.  kijdepak

crabs  
husking of coconuts by coconut crabs.  ejej
prepare hermit crabs for bait.  pajo

crack  
cracked.  kōk
cracks in skin of soles of feet.  bōlkōk
snapping or cracking sound.  ṇōṇōjṇōj
stick hand into pocket, hole, or crack.  rore
to crack.  ḷañ

cracker  petkōj
crackers.  būreej

craft  kapeel

cramp  
cramped.  apañ, apeltak

crane  kabaj
a bird, crane, black kabaj.  melmelea
a bird, crane, black and white spotted kabaj.  kekebuona
a bird, crane, white kabaj.  keke
crane, mechanical.  kabaj
lift using crane.  tekōḷ
to crane one's neck to see better.  

crank  kein kōjjọ, utaṃwe
to crank an engine (with causative prefix).  jọ

crave  batur
crave cigarettes.  añūr
crave fish.  batur

craving  
stop craving fish.  kōbbaturtur

crawl  tōbalbal
crawl around.  tōbalto-tōbaltak
crawl on the belly.  wāār

crayfish  bọkuj pedped

crazy  bwebwe, rowālọk, wūdeakeak

cream  milik

crease  bwilọk

create  kōṃanṃan

creation  kōṃanṃan

creative  mejādik

creature  
thing, creature.  māl

credit  lōke, nebar

creed  
believe, faith, creed, pious.  tōmak

creep  tōbalbal

Crenmugil  
a fish, mullet, Crenmugil crenilabis.  iōōḷ
a fish, mullet, Crenmugil crenilabis (Eniwetak).  jooṃuṃ

crevally  
a fish, crevally, Caranx stellatus.  ikbwij

crew  kūru

cricket  jidjid, juwapin

crime  bōd, jorrāān

criminal  ṃōrō

crimp  
crimped.  ālokjak

crimson  akōñkōñ

cringe  
to cringe.  memālwewe

Crinum  
a plant, Crinum asiaticum L. (Amaryllidacea). the large common spider lily cultivated as hedges.  kieb

cripple  
crippled.  kūrro
crippled, of legs only.  ḷōmmejne

criss-cross  pirañrañ

critical  
critical in speech.  kōkañ loo-
stand back and study critically, as an artist.  allọk
use critical judgment.  reilik-reiṃaan

criticism  
invite criticism.  kōmmatōr

criticize  kōrraat, lowaar

Crocethia  
a bird, sanderling, Crocethia alba.  kwōl

crocodile  aḷkita

crooked  ankeke, ip

crop  
second crop of coconuts.  ḷōruk

cross  lotaan, ḷōḷā
a cross.  debwāāl
criss-cross.  pirañrañ
cross out writing.  ṃanṃan
cross over.  kājoon, ḷōke
cross the legs.  kowawa
crosscut saw.  bukduul
crossed in weaving or plaiting.  idaaptōk
cross-eyed.  aljet
cross-stick on ship's mast.  kūrọtiik
crosswise.  wawa
cut crosswise.  bukduul
lie crosswise.  jitpeeḷeḷ
to cross.  kijoon

cross cousin  riliki-

crossfire  
get caught in crossfire.  ḷaanwōtwōt

crotch  lọtōñā

crouch  dipāl

crow  kūkūr

crowbar  baar

crowd  bwij, jar
a crowd of.  bwijin
a large crowd passing backwards and forwards.  itileoñeoñ
crowded.  apañ, boṇ, idepdep
crowded, of people.  kut
large crowd.  jarlepju
milling about of a crowd.  itileoñeoñ
move a crowd.  peḷaak
not crowded.  meḷak
see jar. crowd, group.  jarin

crowded  
be overcrowded, of boats or vehicles (see kaddoujuj).  douj

crown  kūrawūn

crude  ḷam waan

cruel  lāj

crumb  ṃōraṃrōṃ
crumbs.  tipdikdik

crumble  lij, ṃōraṃrōṃ
crumble paper.  nukuj
crumbled.  pedakilkil
to crumble a mound or pile as of sand.  rōṃ

crunch  kañurñur, kor, ñūñurñur

crush  opene
crushed.  peddejọkwe
crushed in.  jepdak

crutch  
crutch used for pushing boom of canoe away.  jeḷọk
crutches.  jokoṇ
use crutches.  jokoṇkoṇ

Crux  Būbwin Epoon

cry  jañ
cry an arrival, of ship or plane.  jeḷo
cry announcing the sighting of land.  ḷanno
cry loudly.  uwaañañ
cry of.  ṃōjaan
cry on someone's shoulder.  jabneejej
cry out.  ailṃō
crying sound.  ṃa
intense crying, as a baby.  rōraakak
short tempered, cry-baby, provoked.  kwi
slow to cry.  jọkkwikwi

crystalline  
crystalline style.  lām

cubbyhole  tāṃoṇ

cuckoo  wūdej

cucumber  kiudi
sea cucumber, Holothuroidea, Holothuria leucospilota.  jipenpen
sea cucumber, Holothuroidea, Opheodesoma.  jāibo
sea cucumber, Holothuroidea, Thelonia or Actinopyga.  piāpe

Cucurbita  
a plant, vine, Cucurbita pepo L. (Cucurbitanceae).  baañke

cuddle  atbọkwōj
cuddle under a blanket.  kilbur

cuddling  jijibur

cuddly  ṃọkulkul

cue  kiu

cuff  kobak

cuffs  
handcuffs.  jakōḷ

cult  
a cult.  didiiñ
cult that tattooed and practiced magic.  eḷ

cultural site  
cultural site referred to in legends.  ṃuriniej

cumber  
cumbersome.  ailparo, ailparok, parok

cumulus  
cumulus cloud.  kōdọ jutak
thick cloud formation of cumulus type covering a large portion of the sky.  

cunning  jiṃaat

cup  kab
coconut cup.  jiṃañko
use a cup.  kabkab

cupboard  pāāntōre

cure  kōmour, wūno
cured.  mour
wound that is easy to cure or heal (see mowiia {mẹwiyyah}).  mowiie
wound that is hard to cure or heal (see mowiie {mẹwiyyẹy}).  mowiia

curious  kajnōt

curl  
curly.  ṃōjālūlū

curlew  kowak
a bird, bristle-thighed curlew, Numenius tahitiensis.  kōkkōk

current  ae, aet
carry, of currents.  kinōōr
current flowing eastward.  aetak
current flowing into lagoon.  aear
current flowing northward.  aeniñeañḷọk
current flowing out.  aelik
current flowing southward.  aerōkeañḷọk
current flowing westward.  aeto
currents around a passage.  aekijek
good current.  aeṃṃan
name of a current.  ṃōtodān
ocean currents nearest to an island.  juae
ocean currents that are farther away from an island than the juae currents.  dibukae
ocean currents that are farther away from an island than the juae or dibukae currents.  jeḷatae
on the current.  jelbōn
paddle a canoe so as to hold it against current.  kab
pull out, as current or undertow.  tọr
the first zone of currents.  juae
the second zone of currents.  dibukae
the third zone of currents.  jeḷatae

curry  
curry favor with someone.  kappok jide
curry the favor of men or women with gifts.  anbōro

curry  kare

curse  jinjin, kanejnej
put a curse on.  kokọọl
to curse.  kōkōpāl

curtain  katiin

curve  kōōb
curved.  jel, kob, kukuṃliklik

cuss  jinjin, kanejnej

custard  
pandanus juice mixed with grated coconut, cooked into custard.  mokwaṇ duul

custom  kōṃanōt, ṃalik, ṃanit
customary reimbursement given by anyone in return or exchange for food, living, or payment for medicine or priest-craft.  kabwijeran

cut  bukwabok, jekjek, ṃwijṃwij
be cut up.  jeblọk
cleave, cut in half.  bōrrā
cut cards.  kat
cut corners.  kipeddikdik
cut crosswise.  bukduul
cut down.  jijuok
cut hair.  ṃwijbar
cut into strips.  ōrōr
cut it large or thick.  jeklep
cut lengthwise.  bōrrā
cut off.  el, jepjep
cut off completely.  tūṃṃwijkōk
cut out copra meat from shell.  karkar
cut tree trunk into pieces, as breadfruit for making canoe.  kabbok
cut with scissors.  jijāj
cut with spurs.  jebwij
cut, hack, chop off, split, slash.  jepak
cutting edge.  māj
haircut.  ṃwijbar
not cut waves well.  ṇojọ
shingled, cut the hair short.  taṃbaj
small cut, scratch.  kurar

cute  ṃōṃan

cycle  
motorcycle.  wōtbai

cylindrical  uwaitoktok

Cymatiidae  
a shell, Cymatiidae.  jilel

Cymolutes  
Cymolutes praetextatus.  likōb

Cyperus  
a plant, Cyperus ferax.  būkōr
a plant, marsh grass, Cyperus javanicus Houtt.  wūjooj-in-eoon-bōl

Cypraeidae  
a shell, Cypraeidae.  libbukwe
money cowrie, a shell, Cypraeidae.  likajjid

Cyraea  
Arabica scurra/eglantina/couturiera/asiatica or Cyraea tigris, etc.  libbukwe

Cyrotosperma  
applied to a cultigen of Cyrotosperma (the large taro).  kālōklōk

Cyrtosperma  
Cyrtosperma chamissonis.  iaraj

Czech  
Czech Republic.  Rūbablik eo an Jek

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