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kahuna  ri-jọubwe

Kanaka  
Kanaka, derogatory.  kōṇakō

kaput  
see jorrāān. kaput, broken, no good.  ejorrāān

Katsuwonus  
a fish, bonito, Katsuwonus pelamis.  ḷōjabwil

kawakawa  
a fish, false albacore or kawakawa.  ḷooj

keel  kiiḷ
canoe keel made from kōñe wood.  erer
keel of a boat or ship.  kiiḷ
keel over.  jepewa
low keel.  kaplep

keel-haul  tuṃaḷ

keen  kōkañ
keen vision.  loḷọkjeṇ

keep  dāpdep
able to keep wits during crisis.  lọḷe
belt keeper.  tāānjen
keep going.  etal wōt
keep in touch with.  kōkeini
keep on.  ekwekwe, pen in deo
keep one's cool.  kōmmaanwa
keep secret.  ṇōṇooj
keeping a ball in the air by kicking (anidep {haniydep}).  jaja
keepsake.  jolōt
not able to keep secrets.  bōbōk
to keep as a pet.  nājnej
to keep awake during the usual hours of sleep.  kōmja
unable to keep still.  ne ṃakūtkūt
understand how to keep temper.  kōmmaanwa

keg  jepukpuk

kernel  kwōle
kernel of spongy meat inside coconut that has just started to sprout.  bōḷoñar

kerosene  karjin
smell of kerosene.  kōkarjinjin
use kerosene.  lekarjin

ketch  jikuna

kettle  kōṃa
put a pot or kettle on a fire or stove to boil water or cook food.  tōtaak
tea kettle.  tibat

key  
also a ripe key of pandanus.  bōb
bunch of pandanus keys.  ajjen
butt of pandanus key.  ṃak
discarded pandanus key.  ār
dry key of pandanus fruit.  pej
inner end of a single pandanus key.  kiār
pandanus key, sprouted.  wūnpej
pull keys off pandanus.  ḷotḷot
two pandanus keys joined together.  piro

key  
off key, voice.  bōna

key  ki

khaki  kaki

kick  bwijbwij, bwijjik, jaṃ, jebwij, jijuur, juuj
backkick in kickball.  jaṃlik
kick feet in swimming.  bwijeae
kick out.  joḷọk
play kickball.  anidep
sidekick in kickball.  jeṃkat

kickball  jaṃlik-jōṃṃaan

kid  ajri, boea
to kid.  kōjak

kidney  deke in jibke
lower sides of back, kidney area.  aeo

kill  ṃanṃan, uror
kill in the night.  jejọñ
kill singly.  jejoñjoñ
kill someone during a typhoon in anticipation of shortage of food.  okjānḷañ
killed in battle.  jak
to kill.  ṃōrō

killer clam  
a shell, killer clam.  tōkale

kill-joy  
a kill-joy.  jaṃṃōṇōṇō

kin  erṃwe, nukwi
matrilineal kin.  jowi

kind  jouj, kain, rot, tor, turot
be kind to.  jeḷā ṇae
kind of.  uwaan
kindhearted.  jouj
kindness.  jouj
please, would you kindly.  ṃōk
unkind.  jememe

kindle  tok

king  bwio, irooj, kiiñ
a game, king of the mountain.  kojuwa

kingdom  aelōñin kiiñ

kingfish  
a fish, kingfish.  al
a fish, kingfish, Caranx fulvoguttatus Forskal.  rewa

kink  jāliñiñ
kinky.  ṃōjālūlū
kinky, of hair.  iñiñ

kiss  mejenma, uṃṃa
French kiss.  lojojo

kitchen  ṃōn kuk

KITCO  Kūtko

kite  liṃaakak
fly a kite.  liṃaakak

kleptomania  pānāpnep

knack  jeḷā kuṇaa-, kapeel, mejādik

knead  ñal
knead preserved breadfruit.  tola
to roll in a kneading way.  ṃabwil

knee  bukwe

kneed  
knock-kneed.  māro

kneel  bukwelōlō, juubkwe
kneel or bend over.  kapijpij

knife  di
dialectal variant of di {diy} knife.  bakbōk
knife, small, not folding.  bakbōk
long knife.  jāje
pierce with knife.  bwiār
pocket knife.  ṇaib
smooth with a knife.  eọr
stick with spear, knife, or needle, etc..  lōlō

knit  āj

knock  
almost knocked out.  ṃajōjō
knock down coconuts from tree.  nenōk
knock off.  depdep
knocking.  ḷōḷaḷḷaḷ
to knock.  kaḷḷaḷḷaḷ

knock-knee  
knock-kneed.  māro

knock-out  
knock-out, pretty.  kōjaij

knoll  bat

knot  booj
a knot.  boḷan
a special kind of knot.  annor
be knotted.  booj
knot in divination.  bo, bwe
knot of hair, women.  bujek
knot, in wood.  bōke
shoestring knot.  korak
tie a knot in string or rope.  bubu
twist the hair into a knot.  bujek

know  jeḷā
know better.  mañ
know by heart.  kūkiil
know how to.  jeḷā
know how to maneuver.  jeḷā kōppeḷak
know how to take care of.  jeḷā ṇae
know one's way around.  ṃōṃō in, util
known by only a few.  anjejjo
let s.o. know.  kōjjeḷā
not know.  jaje, ñak
not know how.  jaje
not know which way to go.  añjebwāālel
see jaje. not know.  ejaje
see jaje. not know.  ijaje
see jeḷā. know.  ejeḷā
see jeḷā. know.  ijeḷā
see jeḷā. know.  kwōjeḷā
see ñak. not know.  iñak

knowledge  jeḷā ḷọkjeṇ
insufficient knowledge.  jeḷā jabjab
intuition and knowledge possessed by certain expert Marshallese navigators using traditional methods.  kabuñpet
knowledgeable, resourceful.  wājepdik
seek knowledge.  jitdaṃ

known  
well known.  buñbuñ

knuckle  mọkwōj

kooky  taṇo

Kuhlia  
a fish, Pacific sea perch, Kuhlia taeniura (Mejit.).  kōnān
a fish, stripey, Kuhlia taeniura.  jerwōt

kwashiorkor  jeje

Kyphosus  
a fish, chub or rudder fish, Kyphosus vaigiensis.  pājrōk
a fish, rudder fish, Kyphosus vaigiensis (Eniwetak).  rōnna

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