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LA    LE    LI    LO    LU    LY    

la  
syllable "la" of musical scale.  la

labor  jerbal, ṃadṃōd
laborer.  niiṃbu

lace  juwain

lack  aikuj
lacking.  jej

lacquer  wanij

lad  kijak

ladder  jikin uwe
climb a ladder or a staircase.  jikin uwe

laden  iabuñ
fruit-laden.  kowa
laden with summer fruit, usually said of trees.  uwaanrak

ladies' man  
ladies' man (derogatory sense).  mejpata

ladle  ḷatōḷ
ladle, scoop food.  naṃōḷ

lady  kōrā
lady killer.  tāāñ

lag  jenliklik

Lagenaria  
also Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley.  baañke

lagoon  loṃaḷo, ṃaḷo
at the lagoon beach.  iar
current flowing into lagoon.  aear
enter lagoon.  ṃweeaar
follow a large wave in entering a lagoon.  ḷooribeb
go or come towards the lagoon.  wāānar, wanar
lagoon beach.  ar, parijet
lagoon beach of.  are
lagoon shore.  parijet
leave lagoon.  ṃwelik
passage into lagoon from ocean.  to
reef around a secondary lagoon.  tiete
reef in the lagoon just under the surface.  medde
secondary lagoon.  mājik, naṃ
see ar. lagoon beach.  iarin

lagoon side  
fly to the lagoon side.  keeaar
go from sea side of an island to lagoon side.  kear
go to the lagoon side.  keeaar
interiorward of an island and from lagoon side only.  nọọj
lagoon side of an island.  jabar
to drag or tow from lagoon side to ocean side.  lelik
to drag or tow from ocean side to lagoon side.  lear

lair  
lobster lair.  war

laity  eklejia

lamb  ḷaaṃ

Lambis  
Lambis crocata/scorpius/lambis.  aorak

lame  kūrro

lament  jañ, ilomej, liaajlọḷ
lamentation.  liaajlọḷ

lamp  ḷaaṃ
lamp chimney.  jimni
use a lamp.  ḷaaṃaṃ

lanai  maḷto, tōñaak

land  aelōñ, āne, jānnibadbad
breadth of an island.  wūjaḷoñ
chief's land.  buoj
chief's land for making food.  paaj
come to land.  tōkeak
division of a land tract.  alen
flat, of land only.  pikin
gift land.  iṃōn aje
land dispute.  kōtaan wāto
land given by a chief to a commoner as a bounty for bailing out the chief's canoe in battle expeditions.  kwōdaelem
land given by a king to a commoner woman as a bounty for suckling a royal baby.  limen ninnin
land given to someone who took care of the head of the lineage owning the land during illness before death.  ṃōnkọḷotḷot
land inherited by.  kapijukune-
land of.  jiki-
land or goods put away for future use or need.  kōpetaklik
land reserved for chiefs.  kōtra, mọ
land surface.  meḷan
land tract.  wāto
land tract (Likiep only).  ḷain
land used for preserving food, esp. pandanus.  jepāde
land, sailing vessel.  po
landing of soldiers.  kuju
landmark.  kakōḷḷe
narrow, of land (see wūjaloñ {wijalegʷ}).  wūjabōj
on dry land.  eppānene
own much land.  amḷap
own much land or real estate.  amṇak
remove from land.  kalia
security, land or goods or money put away for future use or for children.  joortoklik
see po. lower sail, land.  potok
sight land.  ḷanno
small land tract.  bwiddik
small piece of land.  oḷōt
to land.  jidaak, jodik, jok
toward land.  wāānāne, wanāne
uninhabited land.  rārōk
wasteland.  jeṃaden
wide, of land (see wūjabōj {wijabẹj}).  wūjaḷoñ

land crab  
an animal, white land crab.  lemḷat
land crab, inedible.  baru waan

landmark  ṃuriniej

lands  
go ashore on islands belonging to others.  popo ṃanit

landslide  ṃōraṃrōṃ, rōṃ

landward  
landward side of beach.  ioonkappe

lane  iaḷ

language  kaj, kajin
use bad language.  tepiḷ

lanky  aujepaḷ

lantana  
a plant, lantana.  ḷaṇtōna

lantern  ḷantōn
black carbon on lantern chimney, used to blacken tattoos.  ṃaṃōj
Coleman lantern.  ḷaaṃ kaaj, pilerab

lard  kūriij

large  debbōn, kilep, ḷap
cut it large or thick.  jeklep

largement  
enlargement of breasts at puberty.  bwā

larva  
larvae of lice.  tōl

larvae  
wiggler larvae of mosquitoes.  lijeljelṃak

lascivious  
lasciviousness.  aplep

lash  deñdeñ, eọeo
lashing cord.  ino
lashing technique used on canoes.  inwijet
type of lashing applied to the kie section of a canoe.  ḷōḷōkọ

lash down  ḷaajiñ

lashing  ḷaajiñ

lass  lijā

lasso  
lasso a branch.  rajāl
to lasso.  kōjjāl

last  āliki-, to
come in last in a race.  piditte
last night.  boñ
last part.  perañ
last supper.  ṃōñāin kōjab
spend last moments together, farewell occasion, bring to a finish.  kōjjeṃḷọk
the last.  ḷọk
very last.  āliktata

lasting  
everlasting.  jānindeeo-ñanindeeo

latch  ḷak
latch on to.  ekkejel, kōkejel

late  aḷo, bōbat, ruṃwij
always late.  aḷokbad
be late for and miss a plane, boat, or car, etc..  tūṃ
be too late.  likjab
late in awakening.  mājurlep
late, time of day or tide.  jọweej
later.  ālik
see tūṃ. be late.  etūṃ
too late.  jerakiaarḷap, kōptata
too late for something.  bōbat

later  tokālik

latrine  ṃōn bwidej, ṃōn kōppojak

laud  tūbḷotak

laugh  lelejkakkak, rere, tōtōñ
always smiling or laughing.  baūjō
laugh at.  kajjirere
laugh hysterically.  leea
laugh long and loudly.  leea
outburst of laughter.  dekakḷọk
provoking laughter.  kattōñtōñ
sorrowful laughter.  rereenak

launch  kālọk, kōkālọk
launch forth.  bwillọk
launching.  bwil
launching pad.  waan bwil
roller for launching canoe.  ḷoñtak, ḷọñ

launder  kwaḷkoḷ

lava-lava  ḷobḷoba

law  kien
a law-making body.  nitijeḷā
lawful.  mālim
lawyer.  ḷoār

laxative  wūno in ruprup

lay  
lay away.  kōttōn
lay out.  eḷḷọk, peḷaak
lay to, nautical.  iptu
to lay eggs.  lik

layer  alen, pik

laysan albatross  
a bird, laysan albatross, Diomedea immutabilis.  le

lazy  jāniknik, mejjeeḷ
lazy (see owan).  jowan

lead  āñin, kipel, kōkaal, leet
blind leading the blind.  tōlpilo
lead astray.  tōlpilo
lead, people or animals.  uke
to lead, direct, preside.  tōl

leader  bọọj
wire leader, used in fishing.  atad, ḷōḷ

leaf  bōlōk
pandanus leaf.  maañ
stalk, leafstem, petiole.  kōḷā

leak  tōtal
not leak.  jettal
to repair leaks in a thatch roof.  atiltak

lean  atōrak
lean against.  rōrā
lean back.  atartar
lean toward.  ṃal-
lean upon.  atartar

lean to  ajjuur

lean-to  peḷak

leap  pāl-
able to leap well.  pipiñ
leap out of water, of small fish attempting to escape larger fish.  uwōjak

learn  katak
learn not to.  mañ
learner.  rūkkatak
quick to learn (see penawiia {pẹnhawiyyah}).  penawiie
slow to learn (see penawiie {pẹnhawiyyẹy}).  penawiia

leather  kilin kau

leather-jack  
a fish, leather-jack, Scomberoides lysan.  aoḷōt

leave  jeblaak
leave a chore undone and start another.  jibwe turin jerbal
leave lagoon.  ṃwelik
leave marks.  kōn
leave so that it...(contraction of likūt bwe en {likit bey yen}).  likūtōn
leave to dry.  roro
leave unnoticed.  deor
leave vehicle or vessel.  lilik
see moot. leave.  emoot
see moot. leave.  remoot
see moot. leave, gone.  rōmoot

leaven  kauwe
a food, unleavened dough cooked by boiling.  jāibo

leavened  
unleavened pancake.  minor

leaves  
dry or decayed leaves used in fertilizing.  kōṇ
footsteps in gravel or dry leaves.  ṃōṃōjānjān
leaves near pandanus stem.  ainṃak
lose leaves, of trees.  ṃōd
smell of leaves of bushes.  kukmarmar
turn pages or leaves.  ālāl
wrap in basket or leaves.  tūrtūr
wrap with leaves.  tūroro
yellow or brown leaves.  aerar

lecture  jipiij, kwaḷọk naan

lee  
canoe part, platform over the lee side, opposite the outrigger side.  rọñ
uneven sailing wind in lee of an islet.  añinene

leeward  
leeward side of a canoe.  kōja
leeward side of an atoll.  liklaḷ
leeward side where there is no wind.  jablur
tack canoe to leeward.  kabbwe

leeway  kijen peto, peto

left  anbwijban
basket in which chiefs store left-overs.  perañ
left half of human body.  anmiiñ
left hand.  anbwijban, anmiiñ

left  
left over.  bwe
left-overs of a shark.  anpakolu
what is left.  ko (ro) jet

left-overs  
eat left-overs.  attūkoko

leg  ne
calf of leg.  ajaj
crippled, of legs only.  ḷōmmejne
cross the legs.  kowawa
disease characterized by emaciated legs.  māro
see ne. leg, foot.  neeṃ
see ne. leg, foot.  neen
see ne. leg, foot.  neō
spread legs wide open.  bōḷñak
weak in the legs.  lijjipdo
weak-legged.  māro

legal  
charge legally.  jaaj
illegal gathering of food on another's property.  ḷe eoon eṃ

legend  bwebwenatoon etto, inọñ

legendary  
a legendary bird.  ao
a legendary hero.  Jebrọ
a legendary turtle.  Lijebake
legendary cruel sea men with long fingernails.  kakwōj
legendary fairies who fished for red snappers and sometimes fed people.  ṇoonniep
legendary fish banished by Jebro to be eaten by other fish.  aoḷ
legendary food.  meḷañūr
legendary game played by young women.  marere
legendary monster.  kidudujet
legendary pile of copra brought to Mwineak on Ebon by man from the Gilbert Islands.  eak
legendary place where human spirits are said to go after death.  Ewerōk
legendary power given by Jebro to Jekad.  ao
legendary turtle.  Ajjuunun
name of legendary bird banished by Jebrọ along with the aol fish because of their tardiness.  Le
name of legendary man.  aḷak
name of legendary trickster.  Etao

legged  
bow-legged.  māro, perakrōk

legible  alikkar

legislate  
to legislate.  nitijeḷā

legislature  nitijeḷā

lei  
make leis.  pit
strands for weaving garlands or stringing leis.  id
wear flowers or a lei.  utut
weave flowers or shells into a lei.  ḷōḷō

length  aetok
lengthen.  dede

lenient  meoeo

Lent  iien kijone

Lentigo  
a shell, Strombidae, Lentigo lentiginosus or Tricornis sinuatus/thersites/latissimus.  eañ

Leo  
stars in Leo Minor.  Men-kaṇ

leper  lōba

Lepidodactylus  
an animal, kind of lizard, gecko, Lepidodactylus pelagicus or Hemiphyllodactylus typus.  korap

leprechaun  rimmenanuwe, ri-ṃōkarraṇ

leprosy  lōba

Leptoconus  
Leptoconus kawamurai/ammiralis.  likaebeb

less  iiet
less in quantity.  apdik
less than.  likjab
less than half full.  jakapen
lessen.  apdik

lesson  katak, wūnin tōl

let  
bloodletting.  kadkad
let anchor line out to allow for tide change.  peaut
let down.  dedoor
let down carefully.  dedoor
let go.  kōtḷọk
let out.  kōtḷọk
let out a rope to slacken it.  peaut
let s.o. know.  kōjjeḷā

let's  
let's the two of us.  jeṇro
let's, we are to.  jen

lethargic  addimej, addiṃakoko, mejjani, mejjeeḷ

Lethrinus  
a fish, scavenger, Lethrinus kallopterus.  perak
a fish, scavenger, Lethrinus microdon.  mejmej
a fish, scavenger, Lethrinus miniatus.  jaḷiia
a fish, scavenger, Lethrinus variegatus.  dijiñ
a fish, scavenger, Lethrinus variegatus.  nōt

Lethrinus  
a fish, Lethrinus sp.  mejabbwe
a fish, scavenger, Lethrinus sp.  ṇamāni

letter  lōta
capital letters.  kiāptōḷ
name of the letter e.  āe
name of the letter o.  ọo

level  eọọn wōt juon
carpenter's level.  ḷābōḷ
level off.  eoreak
level-headed.  lọḷe

lever  ḷoñtak
raise by lever.  ḷakilulu, ḷōbat

Levis  
denim trousers, blue jeans, Levis.  tanim

liability  likjab, ṃuri

liar  ḷaanriab, riab

libel  ruruwe, wūnwūj

liberal  ṃōṃool

liberty  anemkwōj

library  ḷāibrāre

lice  
larvae of lice.  tōl
popping sound made when squashing lice.  noñ

license  mālim

licentious  
live licentiously.  paarōr

lick  daṃdeṃ

lid  libobo, māj
lid of.  meja-
possessive classifier, eyes, lids, openings, eyeglasses, masks, or goggles.  meja-
to cover with a lid.  mājmāj

lie  eḷḷọk
always lie down.  alebabu
lie crosswise.  jitpeeḷeḷ
lie down.  babu
lie face up.  jedelañ
lie in ambush.  kōppao
lie in wait for.  kōjjaad
lie in wait to grab an opportunity.  kōppao
lie in waiting.  kōppao
lie on back as result of accident.  jedtak
lie on one's back with no regard to surroundings or people..  jarleplep
lie on stomach.  pedo
lie with head propped on elbow.  jepdak

lie  ṃoṇ
lie deny, dishonest.  riab
lies.  naan jekdọọn
tell a lie.  māār

life  mour
advise someone to lead a conventionally good clean life.  kabkūbjer
give life to.  kōmmour
life jacket.  kein aō
life preserver.  kein aō

lift  bọur, kotak, lelōñ
lift by lever.  ḷōbat
lift by rope.  jirab
lift dress.  kitak
lift up.  lōñaj
lift up the face.  ṃajed
lift using crane.  tekōḷ
lift weights to build up body.  kaddipenpen

lifted  
lifted up.  bōbōkak

ligament  kōjjeṃ

light  meram, teeñki, tūtil
blinded by sunlight.  taṃtaṃ
burning, blaze, lighted.  urur
electric light.  ḷaaṃ jarom
fishing method, hunting for lobsters at night by means of artificial light, not moonlight.  tilkawor, tilkawor
flashing light.  jejoram
flashlight.  ḷaaṃ jarom, teeñki
go out, of a light.  kukun
light colored (see meej {meyej}).  jāmeej
light skinned.  wūdmouj
lightbulb.  tōṃa
lighter.  ḷait, ḷaita
lighthouse.  miade
lights on.  bōbōl
moonlight.  meramin allōñ
not give off enough light.  jemram
of light complexion.  wūdmouj
searchlight.  jatiraito
sunlight.  meramin aḷ
to have light.  romrom
to light.  romaak

light  
light in weight.  bōḷaḷ, mera
lighten ship.  eakpel

lightning  jarom
lightning as a sign of fair weather.  jetḷādik

like  ijoḷ, kōṇaan
be more like it.  jejjet
dislike.  kajjikur
dislike to do.  abwin
not likeable.  wōjaan-kōmatōrtōr
see dike. not like.  idike
see inwōt. like.  einwōt
see kōṇaan. want to, like to.  ekōṇaan
see kōṇaan. want to, like to.  ikōṇaan
strongly dislike.  dike

like  ari-, āinwōt
alike.  āinwōt juon
almost alike.  āinḷọk wōt
likeness.  āinde-, nemāmei-
likewise.  barāinwōt
unlike.  āinjuon

likeness  pijaa-

lily  lele

limb  ra
have one limb shorter than the other.  jipijuḷ

limber  pidodo

lime  
a plant, citrus, lime.  ḷaiṃ
coral lime.  iawewe

limit  jeṃḷọk

limp  ajjukub, jijipdodo, kuṇōk
walk with a limp.  jipijuḷ

limpet  
limpet snails with nonconical shells.  jidduul

line  eo, laajrak, ḷain
anchor line.  emjak
boundary line.  kōtaa-
bow line, used to tie up an anchor.  lokṃaan
canoe part, line from top of mast to outrigger spar (jojo {jewjew}).  tokubaak
clothesline.  roro
fishing method with a canoe and line on the ocean side.  liklọk
fishing method, line fishing at night, jerking the line to cause phosphorescence in water to attract fish to the bait.  kōjjaromrom
fishing method, line fishing in lagoon from canoe at night.  ettōbok
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
fishing method, line fishing using floats.  kōppeḷọk
fishing method, line fishing using the front half of a coconut shell, in lagoon area.  mejeḷat
fishing method, long line, deep ocean, for tuna.  ḷatippān
fishing method, occasional jerking of line to lure a fish to the bait or jig.  kooral
fishing method, pole or line fishing using no bait but simply jerking the line in the hope of hooking a fish by chance.  kāājrabōl
fishing method, throw out line from lagoon beach.  eojojo
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
fishline.  eo
fishline, on a pole.  mejje
hang on the line.  roro
in line with.  kijjie-
jerk a fishline to hook a fish.  dimtak
let anchor line out to allow for tide change.  peaut
line used to decrease the sail on a canoe.  lukwar
lines used to reef sails.  tiliej
not in line.  jake
nylon fishline.  eo eke, eke
paint or chop up to a line in canoe building.  atar
pull in, as fish on a line.  tōbtōb
reel for fishline.  kurjep
roll up, line or film, spool.  tāte
see eo. fish line.  eoun
stretched tight, of lines, ropes, etc..  lōtlōt
toss a line by means of weight tied to end.  iñjālle
yank a fishline.  liit

lineage  bwij
bring food to a chief or lineage head.  eọjek
land given to someone who took care of the head of the lineage owning the land during illness before death.  ṃōnkọḷotḷot
lineage head.  aḷap

linger  dāpdep

lingo  kaj

link  dāpijek, kōkejel

lion  ḷaiōōn

lionfish  
a fish, lionfish, Pterois volitans.  ōō

lip  
bite lips.  aṃtōk
draw lips to one side in contempt.  kaū
harelip.  tāṃoṇ
lips.  tie
smack the lips.  tōmmeḷọk

liquid  dān
add liquid to substance such as starch.  kapejlọk
container for liquids.  pijja
container for liquids, of coconut shell.  bōkā
drop of liquid.  pil
fill with liquid.  tōteiñ
shake a liquid so that it gurgles.  kọkkorōjrōj

liquor  
high from liquor.  tab
strong liquor, alcoholic beverage.  dānnin kadek

lisp  
lisp, in which a sibilant quality is given to the j phoneme.  weejej

list  laajrak
to list.  jepāpe,

listen  roñjake
listen intently.  kāroñjak

listless  
listless, melancholy.  addiṃakoko

Lithoconus  
Lithoconus eburneus/litteratus/pardus.  likaebeb

litter  kwōpej, kwōpejpej, menọknọk, ro

little  dik, jidik, niñ
a little.  bajjek
a little more.  bar jidik
in a little bit.  ṃōttan jidik
little bit.  jibbūñ, jibūñ
little finger.  addi-dik
very little.  jebōñ

little at a time  
a little at a time.  jidik illọk jidik

little by little  
gradually, little by little, piecemeal.  jidik illọk jidik

live  mour
live at home of deceased during the week following death, relatives and spouse.  añak
live forever.  juknen
live somewhere.  jokwe
live with.  jukjuk

lively  kaṃōṇōṇō, keeñki, memourur
not lively.  jāmmourur

liver  aj

living  memourur
living things.  menninmour

lizard  mānnueaḷ
a lizard.  wiawe
an animal, a small black lizard with white stripes.  mājḷwōj
an animal, green and black lizard, Dasia smaragdina.  kiḷij
an animal, kind of lizard, big tree gecko, Gehyra oceanica.  korap kūro
an animal, kind of lizard, gecko, Lepidodactylus pelagicus or Hemiphyllodactylus typus.  korap
an animal, tree lizard, green and black, Dasia smaragdina.  aop
huge lizard, imported from Japan.  tokake
ugly-looking lizard.  kutiltil

load  
coconut tree loaded with nuts.  nimuur
heavily loaded boat.  jok
load to full capacity.  jok
to load.  ektak
unload.  eakpel, eakto

loaf  pād bajjek
loaf of bread.  ḷoob

loathe  jejō

lobster  or
fishing method, hunt lobster or coconut crab when the moon is right.  katooj
fishing method, hunting for lobsters at night by means of artificial light, not moonlight.  tilkawor
lobster lair.  war
tail of lobster.  ṃōjañ
to hunt lobsters.  kalwor

locate  kajjuur, kowaḷọk
locate at sea.  kaijikmeto
watch birds to locate roost.  akade

location  
determine one's location at sea.  kajikmeto
determine one's location using navigation.  kaijikmeto
location of.  kijjie-
what location?.  tee-

locative  
a locative, where, there.  tu
locative demonstrative, abstract plural.  ijeko
locative demonstrative, abstract plural, singling out.  ijekoko
locative demonstrative, abstract singular.  ijo
locative demonstrative, abstract singular, singling out.  ijjuweo
locative demonstrative, first person exclusive plural.  ijekā
locative demonstrative, first person exclusive plural, singling out.  ijekākā
locative demonstrative, first person exclusive singular.  ije
locative demonstrative, first person inclusive plural.  ijekein
locative demonstrative, first person inclusive singular.  ijin
locative demonstrative, first person singular, singling out.  ijjiiō
locative demonstrative, second person plural.  ijekaṇe
locative demonstrative, second person plural, singling out.  ijekākaṇe
locative demonstrative, second person singular.  ijeṇe
locative demonstrative, second person singular, singling out.  ijeṇeṇe
locative demonstrative, third person plural.  ijekaṇ
locative demonstrative, third person plural, singling out.  ijekākaṇ
locative demonstrative, third person singular.  ijeṇ
locative demonstrative, third person singular, singling out.  ijjiieṇ
locative particle.  jọ, lo, lọ, ṇa

lock  
lock in combat.  bab
oarlock.  piin
padlock.  ḷak
to lock.  ḷak
use an oarlock.  piinin

locker  tūroot
foot locker.  tōptōp

locust  jidjid

loft  po

log  wōjke
fire logs.  tokọ

logged  
waterlogged.  ḷwōjat

logic  meḷeḷe

logical  
illogical.  jaje ḷōmṇak

loin  ep, ṃur
loin cloth.  kaḷ
loins.  baj
wear a loin cloth.  kaḷkaḷ

loiter  ṃad

lone  
lonely.  jeraṃōl, make
lonesome.  jañnuwaad

lonely  ajjimakeke

long  aetok, aitok
a long time ago.  etto
long and oval.  uwaitoktok
long-winded in diving.  pakij
see to. a long time.  eto

long  
long for.  jañnuwaad
longing for.  
to long.  likakōj
watch and long for a bite of food while another is eating.  kōjṃaal

look  jujāl-, lale, reilik-reiṃaan, rōre
go around looking for something.  allo
good looking.  kōjaij
hope, trust, look forward to.  katmāne
look after.  lale, oṇaak
look after a sick person.  kau
look at.  alwōj
look at a distance.  alluwaḷọk
look at steadfastly.  kallimjek
look back.  ālokorkor, reilik
look fitting.  joto
look for.  jejer, kappok, pepok
look for a vehicle.  luwa
look for birds.  juakak
look for fish.  jore
look for the true pedigree.  jitdaṃ
look in a mirror.  kilaj
look into.  liñōr
look into a trap.  waat
look out of the corner of the eye.  addikdik
look over.  etale
look over one's shoulder.  
look up.  jejed, tōtōllōñ
look up after nodding, sleeping, or reading.  bōk bar
looks good but woṇt last.  kōmjedeọ
see lale. look at.  lali
see pukot. look for.  pukote

lookout  
weather lookout.  katu

looks  kōjālli-
body shape, looks.  rọkwōj

loony  kūḷaṃwe, taṇo

loose  booḷoḷ, jālōt
break loose, as boat from sand.  ejjelọk
cast loose.  jo
come loose.  teoḷ, tūṃtūṃ
float loose.  ejjelọk
float loose, of ships.  jo
loose bowels.  ilọk lọje
loose, of clothing or rope.  pidtoto
loosen.  jaḷjaḷ

loot  ropāj
ravage, ransack, loot.  rakim

Lord  
Lord of Hosts.  Anij in Inelep

lore  bwebwenato, inọñ

lose  luuj
lose contact with.  jokwōd
lose direction.  peḷọk
lose face.  bwilọk māj, pelọk
lose hair.  ṃōd
lose hope.  bōbweer, bōbwetok
lose leaves, of trees.  ṃōd
lose one's cool.  kun an ḷaaṃ
lose out.  tūṃṃwijkōk
lose temper.  kun an ḷaaṃ
lose the direction of.  wiwijet

loss  
loss of royal status through defeat in war.  jipọkwe

lost  añjebwāālel, jako
be lost.  jebwābwe

lot  lōñ

lotion  bōkā
possessive classifier, perfume or lotion, or containers thereof.  kapitō-

lots  
drawing lots.  kūbween kijdik

loud  koḷap, ḷōḷaaj, ḷōḷaaj, peran
cry loudly.  uwaañañ
loud nonsense talk.  lelejlej
loud, as of a burst.  pañijñij
loud, of colors, bright.  rōōj
loudmouth.  tōtal

louse  kij
crab louse, Phthirius pubis.  kijdepak
delouse.  ākūt
large louse.  kijlep
young louse.  mānniñ

louver  
louver, fixed and opaque.  kājōjō
louver, movable and opaque or transparent.  ḷubōr

lovable  wōlbo
unlovable.  pāpijek

love  
false love.  iọkwe in kij
food given with love.  kaniọkwe
head over heels in love.  bwil
love song.  alin ṃaina
lovesick.  mejkaiie
nurture a love affair.  jetṇaak
place for making love, usually in bushes.  jik
puppy love.  iọkwe in kij
to love.  iọkwe, kōkōṇak
true love.  iọkwe in eọ
unsuccessful in one's love advances.  bokbok

loved  
beloved.  wōlbo

lovely  aiboojoj, memejaja

lover  
former lover.  ṃor
secret lover.  batin

lovesick  kālọk

low  tōtā
fly low.  kōttadede, kōttāte
low salary.  dik oṇea-
low tide.  pāāt
lowest ebb tide.  pāāt ṃōṇakṇak
lowly.  tōtā
neither high nor low.  loñ

low quality  
low quality food contributed by many people.  ajliptaak

low-class  
low-class people.  jeeknaan

lower  
coconut shell, lower half with sharp end.  ḷat-jiṃ
lower part of tree, brush, or grass.  wūn
lower sail.  po
lower the head, humble oneself.  badik
see po. lower sail, land.  potok
to lower something.  dedọdo

loyal  ṃool

lubrication  jijir

luck  
bad luck.  jerata
good luck.  jeraaṃṃan, jeraṃṃan
lucky.  jeraaṃṃan, kankan kōj, ṃaju
lucky in fishing.  wōda
person or thing that causes trouble or bad luck.  jona
push one's luck.  kadkadajaj
speak taboo words that may bring bad luck.  ḷakajeṃ
stretched luck.  kankan kōj
unexpected streak of luck, windfall.  tọọr pata

luff  bwābwe

lug  
to lug.  ajjibanban

luggage  kōbañ

lumber  aḷaḷ
a type of imported lumber from the bluegum (eucalyptus) tree.  būḷukaṃ
to dry and become seasoned, of lumber, as in canoe building.  pit

luminous  meram, romaak

Lumnitzera  
a plant, Lumnitzera littorea.  kimeme

lump  bōbōj, bwijuwe

lunacy  ṃōjọliñōr

lunatic  ṃōjọliñōr, wūdeakeak

lung  ār

lure  anan, kōkaal
fishing method, occasional jerking of line to lure a fish to the bait or jig.  kooral
fishing method, use fishpole at night with either lure or bait.  tōto
shell of many colors, used as lure for tuna.  jepet

lurk  kaattilōklōk

luscious  kaijoḷjoḷ, nenọ

lush  bukwekwe

lust  ḷōñ
lust for.  mejkaiie
lustful.  mejkaiie
lustful, males only.  booḷ
lusty.  ṃōṃ
to lust in vain.  mejkaiie
to lust, overanxious.  ṃōṃ

luster  rabōlbōl

Lutjanus  
a fish, Lutjanus gibbus.  jato
a fish, perch, Lutjanus fulviflamma.  kālikrōk
a fish, red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.  paan
a fish, red snapper, Lutjanus vaigiensis.  jaap
a fish, snapper, Lutjanus flavipes.  jāj
a fish, snapper, Lutjanus kasmira forskal.  jetaar
a fish, snapper, Lutjanus monostigmus.  juwajo
a fish, snapper, Lutjanus vitta.  bōnej
a fish, spot snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma.  kalikūrōk

luxuriant  bukwelep

lymph  medaekek
sickness, swollen lymph glands.  būbūra

lynch  uror

Lythraceae  
a small, sclerophyllous-leaved shrub with scaly black branches and small white flowers, growing on the hottest open sandy beaches. (Lythraceae.  kōñe

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