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nab  
get hooked, nabbed.  tọrōk
get nabbed.  auj
nabbed.  po

nada  
see ejjeḷọk. none, nada.  jejeḷọk

nag  
nagged.  abṇōṇō, aploñloñ
nagging.  kakōl, kile

nail  dila
fingernail.  akki, akkiin pā
pinch with fingernails.  kinji
toenail.  akki, akkiin ne

naive  jedañ

naked  keelwaan, ṃañke, utkōk

name  āt
address someone using Li- or Ḷa- prefix on name.  ātlep
be named after.  ātṇak
be named for a person.  etṇake
calling someone by name.  āñiñin
name of the letter e.  āe
name of the letter o.  ọo
name of the youngest son (tenthborn) of Lōktañūr {lẹktagir), legendary.  Jeḷeilōñ
name with Li- or Ḷa prefix.  ātlep
namesake.  etṇake
nickname.  ātdik
nickname for baby girl.  jiroñ
pet name.  ātdik
pet name for male child.  kọkọ
prefix to feminine names.  Li-
prefix to masculine names.  Ḷa-
see Arṇo. place name.  Arṇo
see āt. name.  etaṃ
see āt. name.  etan
see Epoon. place name.  Epoon
see Likiep. place name.  Likiep
see Pikaar. place name.  pikaar
see Ratak. place name.  Ratak
take the name of another.  ātṇak
to name.  ṇaeta-

nap  pipi
take a nap.  wūne māj

napkin  
sanitary napkin.  te
use a sanitary napkin.  tete

narrow  aidik, ainiñ, uwaidikdik
narrow, of land (see wūjaloñ {wijalegʷ}).  wūjabōj

nasal  
nasal mucous.  uwur

Naso  
a fish, surgeonfish, Naso unicornis.  eañrōk
a fish, surgeonfish, Naso unicornis.  ṃọṇe
a fish, unicorn fish, Naso brevirostris.  batakḷaj
a fish, unicorn fish, Naso lituratus.  bwilak

nasty  tōtoon

nation  laḷ

native  kōṇakō

nature  
nature of.  wāwee-

Naucrates  
a fish, pilot fish, Naucrates ductor.  ikuut

naughty  ājāj, bōt, ḷōkatip, ri-nana
be of a naughty sort.  uwaan kakūtōtō

nausea  ṃōḷañḷōñ
get nauseated by.  jejō
nauseated.  ṃōḷañḷōñ
nauseating.  kajjōjō
not nauseated easily.  jājjō

nauseated  
easily nauseated.  ārre

nautical  
be underway, nautical.  jerak
deck, nautical.  teek
drawing much water causing it to be hard to paddle or sail, nautical.  añōt
full sail, nautical.  kankan, lōtlōt
instrument for plotting courses, nautical.  kein kōttōbalbal
lay to, nautical.  iptu
nautical course.  kooj
nautical term.  jejeraak, taaṃbūḷo, tōmeañ, tōmrak, tōmrok
pay out, nautical.  peaut
ribs, nautical.  eḷḷa
sheet, nautical.  iep
swift, of canoes or boats, nautical term.  ḷōḷaeoeo
tiller, nautical.  jila

Nautilidae  
a shell, Nautilidae.  lọjilñin jourur

Nautilus  
Nautilus pompilius.  lọjilñin jourur
chambered nautilus.  lọjilñin jourur

navel  bwije-

navigate  meto

navigation  meto
celestial navigation.  bōk aḷ, bōk iju
determine one's location using navigation.  kaijikmeto
name of a navigational sign.  Ejje, Erra, Jarkul, Kwe, Tipāp
navigation "knot" where two waves meet.  buoj
navigational sign in Marshallese navigation.  kōkḷaḷ

navigational  
name of a navigational sign.  Nakwōpe
name of two navigational signs.  Kobal

navigator  
intuition and knowledge possessed by certain expert Marshallese navigators using traditional methods.  kabuñpet

navy  nepi

neap  
period of neap tides.  idik

near  epaak, turu-
draw near.  jikrōk
nearly.  epaak
see turu-. near.  iturin
see turu-. near.  iturun
see turu-. near.  turun
see turu-. next to, close, near.  turin
see turu-. next to, near.  ituruṃ

nearly  baj, kiōk, nañin

neat  karbōb, meḷak, rōreo
not neat.  jọkoṇ

necessary  aikuj

necessity  aikuj

neck  kōnwa
neck of the penis.  ṃọkwōd
stretch the neck.  mōōbōb
to crane one's neck to see better.  
wear around the neck.  ṃarṃar

necklace  ṃarṃar
little stones used to make necklaces.  kāāj
necklace of.  ṃarō-
possessive classifier, flowers, medals, necklaces, or fishing baskets.  ṃarō-
wear a necklace.  ṃarṃar

need  aikuj
see aikuj. need.  jaikuj

needle  iie, niiḷ, nitōḷ
stick with spear, knife, or needle, etc..  lōlō

needlefish  
a fish, needlefish, Belone platyura.  tak
a fish, needlefish, Strongylura marina.  ṃak
fishing method, for needlefish (ṃak).  kōṃṃak
fishing method, striking needlefish with a long piece of wood or a paddle as they float on the surface of the water on moonlit nights.  deñtak

nẹer-do-well  
a nẹer-do-well.  ikōn-aḷe

negative  dāpdep
be negative by nature.  atowaan
negative future tense.  ban
negative prefix.  ja-
negatively conditioned.  mañ

neglect  jāniknik, jokwōd, kajukur
neglect one's primary responsibility.  kadkadmootot
neglect the commoners.  kwōje dunen meḷaaj
neglected.  jool

negotiate  pepe
negotiate one's way through thick brush or heavy seas or between reefs.  wāwe

negro  niikro

neighbor  rūturi-
neighborhood.  peḷaak
neighboring.  turu-

neophyte  watre

Neothunus  
a fish, tuna, Neothunus macropterus.  bwebwe

nephew  mañde-

Nephrolepis  
a plant, Nephrolepis acutifolia similar to the familiar "Boston ferñ.  anṃōkadede
a plant, Nephrolepis biserata (Sw.) schott. Namorik. Boston fern.  baidik

nepotism  jep

Neritidae  
a shell, Neritidae.  jinenpokpok
a shell, Neritidae.  kaddoḷ

Neritipsis  
Neritipsis radula.  kobal

Nerium  
a plant, flower, Nerium oleander. L.  oḷiaanta

nerve  nōōb

nervous  abṇōṇō, kūkūṃkūṃ

nest  el
turtle nest.  karōk

nestle  jijibur

net  ok
cargo net.  ṃukko
catch with net or basket.  bọur
entry in net of small groups of fish versus one large group.  tọọr pata
extra mesh in a net.  mejkōnkōn
fishing method, chasing mackerel into a throw net held upon one side.  kōtaltōl
fishing method, use long net and ṃwio {ṃiyew} during high tide and wait for low.  jurōk
fishing method, use throwing net.  kadkad
long fish trap, for sprats, net with handle.  bọro
long fishing net.  okaetok
mend a net.  kanwōd, tōtọ
mosquito net.  taiṇaṃ
net made of sennit used for sifting arrowroot starch.  waliklik
net, large-meshed, bag-shaped, for washing arrowroot and soaking breadfruit.  do
netted.  tōprak
netting.  ok
part of a net.  jak
part of net where weights are attached.  jeklaḷ
raise fish net from water.  jarjar

never  jañin
never mind.  jekdọọn
never will do.  ban

nevertheless  bōtaab, ijoke, makarta

new  kāāl
new moon.  taktakōnae
newly constructed, of vessels or vehicles.  wōnōt
renew.  kōkāāl
smell of new things.  bwiin-ppāllele

New Zealand cuckoo  
a bird, long-tailed New Zealand cuckoo, Urodynamis taitensis.  wūdej

newborn  
contents of newborn's intestines.  

newcomer  ruwamāejet

news  keeañ, nenaan, nuuj
gather news or information.  eọroñ naan
newspaper.  nuujpeba

next  
next to.  epaak, turu-
see turu-. next to, close, near.  turin
see turu-. next to, near.  ituruṃ

nibble  meme, wōjek
nibble, as fish on bait.  ḷūḷijḷij

nice  ṃōṃan

niche  tāṃoṇ

nickel  nikōḷ

nickname  ātdik
nickname for a large tuna.  ajbōkruo
nickname for baby girl.  jiroñ

niece  mañde-

night  boñ
attack at night.  iaboñ
catch birds at night.  jejọñ
custom of spending the last night with people before they depart.  jeboñōn
dark cloudy night.  lianij
four nights ago.  boñōn eo turun inne eo ḷọk juon
kill in the night.  jejọñ
midnight.  lukwōn boñ
night after jetñil {jẹtgil}.  jetmar
night after full moon.  jetmar
night before last.  buñūn inne
night of full moon.  jetñōl
night of the day after tomorrow.  buñūn jekḷaj
pitch black, said of nights.  innijek
raid at night.  iaboñ
see boñ. night.  buñūn
see boñ. night.  buñūnin
three nights ago.  buñūn inne eo ḷọk juon
time of day or night.  tōre
tomorrow night.  buñūn ilju
tonight.  buñniin

nil  ejjeḷọk, ejej

nimble  buñ-peltak, util

nine  ruwatimjuon

nip  apap, kūk

nipple  ittūt

nit  liññar, mānniñ, tōl

nit-pick  kakūtōtō

no  eaab, jaab
no more.  jej, maat
no one.  ejej
see jorrāān. kaput, broken, no good.  ejorrāān

noble  bwio

nobody  ejjeḷọk

nod  ajjiṃaalal
look up after nodding, sleeping, or reading.  bōk bar
nod assent (distributive only).  ṃajid
nods.  buñtōn

noddy  
a bird, blue-gray noddy, Procelsterna caerulea.  lọun Pikaar
a bird, brown noddy, Anous stolidus.  pejwak
white spot on the head of the brown noddy (pejwak) bird.  ao

noise  aeñwāñwā, ainikie-, kōkeroro
annoyed or bothered by noise.  uwaroñ
clamor, noise.  ailuwannañnañ
sucking noise made in drinking green coconuts.  ṃōṃōtṃōt

noisily  
act noisily in fear and haste.  kọkorkor

noisy  airuwaro, dekōṃkōṃ, koḷap, peran
be noisy.  keroro

nomad  bwijteoḷeoḷ

none  ejjeḷọk, ejej, jej
see ejjeḷọk. none, nada.  jejeḷọk
see jejeḷọk. none.  ejjeḷam

nonsense  
loud nonsense talk.  lelejlej

noodle  
noodles.  utoñ

noon  raelep

noose  allok

normal  
normally.  kōkā

north  eañ
north side.  eañtak
northern part.  tueañ
on the north side of.  aikne
sail downwind with the sail on the south and the outrigger on the north.  tōmeañ
wind from the north.  jokḷā

North Star  Liṃanṃan
two pairs of stars that point to the North Star.  Jurōn-Liṃanṃan

northeast  eñ-rear
forecast predicting the onset of prevailing northeast trade winds.  deñdeñin mājlep
heavy rain from the northeast.  wōt-tọ
northeast trade wind.  kọto

northerly  
northerly swell.  buñtokeañ

northern shoveler  
a bird, northern shoveler, Anas clypeata.  roñanpat

northward  niña
current flowing northward.  aeniñeañḷọk
directional, enclitic northward.  niñeañ
directional, enclitic, northward.  niña
head northward.  jitniñeañ

northwest  
northwestern sky.  kapilōñ iōñ
western and northwestern island northwestern islands in an atoll.  liklaḷ
wind from the northwest.  tiltil keeañ

northwestern  
western and northwestern island northwestern islands in an atoll.  liklaḷ

nose  bọti
nosebleed.  ḷōjo
nosey.  eded
runny nose.  ba
sickness, constant running nose.  anjilik
take a nose dive.  ñarñar
talk through the nose.  kajṇoṇ

nosey  bōbōk

nostalgia  emḷọk,

not  jab
not able to see well (see lelo {lelew}).  jāllo
not add up.  jọuñ
not again.  jab bar
not angered easily (see lilu {liliw}).  jāllulu
not any.  ejej
not at all.  podem
not athletic.  jọkkurere
not be a good marksman with a spear (see wālel {waylẹl}).  jowālel
not believe.  jālōke
not biting, of fish (see kūk {kik}).  jakkūk
not biting, of fish. (see ṃōñā {ṃegay}).  jaṃōñā
not break wind often (see jiñ {jig}).  jājjiñjiñ
not clever (see jiṃaat {jiṃahat}).  jājiṃaat
not depend on (see lōke {lẹkẹy}).  jālōke
not enough.  jabwe
not enough of counted things.  jọuñ
not even.  podem
not fast.  jāiur, jāiurjet
not flammable.  tokwiia
not flammable (see jọwiie {jawiyyẹy}).  jọwiia
not frequent (see kut {kʷit}).  jọkkutkut
not get chilly easily (see piọ {piyaw}).  jāppiọeo
not greedy (see tōr {ter}).  jatōr
not hairy (see kooḷ {kʷeweḷ}).  jọkooḷoḷ
not have intercourse often (see tape {tapẹy}).  jattapepe
not have the ability to.  ban
not ignited easily (see tokwōj {tekʷej}).  jatokwōj
not in line.  jake
not industrious.  jāniknik
not interesting (see ṃōṇōṇō {ṃeṇehṇeh}).  jaṃōṇōṇō
not know.  jaje, ñak
not know which way to go.  añjebwāālel
not leak.  jettal
not lively.  jāmmourur
not many fish, of a place (see ek {yẹk}).  jāike
not matter.  jekdọọn
not nauseated easily.  jājjō
not often.  jọkkutkut
not paddle easily, of canoes (see kōrkaakiie {kerkahakiyyẹy}).  kōrkaakiia
not paired off (see {wig}).  jọuñ
not perservering (see niknik {niknik}).  jāniknik
not quick (see iur {yirʷ}).  jāiur
not quick in action (see iurjet {yirʷjẹt}).  jāiurjet
not rainy.  jọwōtwōt
not recognize (see kile {kiley}).  jakile
not satisfied.  jaṃjaṃ
not scare easily (see kōkōl {kẹkẹl}).  jakkōl
not scare easily (see uwōta {wiwetah}).  jọuwōta
not serviceable (see keiie {kẹyiyyẹy}).  jakeiie
not smart.  jājiṃaat
not so very much.  daan
not speedy.  jāiurjet
not start easily.  jọwiia
not strong.  jakeiie
not strong physically (see dipen {diypẹn}).  jādipen
not tasty, of fish (see uwi {wwiy}).  jọuwi
not thoroughly done (see lōt {let}).  jālōt
not trust in.  jālōke
not useful.  jakeiie
not well-cleaned.  jālōt
not well-sifted.  jālōt
not yet.  jañin
see ban. not be able.  koban
see dike. not like.  idike
see jab. not.  ejjab
see jab. not.  ejab
see jab. not.  ijab
see jab. not.  ijjab
see jaje. not know.  ejaje
see jaje. not know.  ijaje
see jañin. not yet.  ejjañin
see ñak. not know.  iñak
will not, determination or simple future.  jāmin

notable  
person who is notable.  kāājāj

Notadusta  
also Notadusta martini katsuae.  likajjid

notch  
notches cut in a tree for climbing.  jekāiōōj

nothing  ejjeḷọk, ejej
good for nothing.  pata

notice  kile, kōjjeḷā, mejek

notify  jiroñ, keeañ

notion  ḷōmṇak

Notoacmea  
Notoacmea gloriosa/concinna and Patelloida saccharina lanx.  jidduul

notorious  buñbuñ

nourish  naajdik
nourishing.  ōn

nourished  
undernourished.  kwōle

November  Nobōṃba

novice  ñak, watre

now  ja, kiin, kiiō

nude  koḷeiaat, ṃañke
denude.  utūkaḷ

Nudibranchs  
Nudibranchs, Onchidium sp.  pedobar

numb  mej

number  nōṃba
number of.  ora-, uwaan
word used to form phrases and ordinal numbers.  kein

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

numerous  pata
numerous (of insects).  ju

nun  bōjin

nurse  nōōj
nurse a baby (or a situation).  kaajiriri
nurse a patient.  kau

nurture  kaajiriri
nurture a love affair.  jetṇaak

nut  kwōle
a food, cooked and pounded breadfruit, taro, bananas, or nuts mixed with grated coconut.  wūdeñ
a food, nuts of breadfruit, cooked.  kwōlejiped
drift nut, sweet smelling, used with coconut oil to make perfume.  ajet
edible portion inside certain nuts or seeds.  jibañūñ

nutrient  ōn

nutrition  ṃōñā, ōn

Nuts  
"Nuts!".  aia

nylon  
nylon fishline.  eke, eo eke

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