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da₁   {dah}.   Also deda (edda).   n. inal. daō.   blood.  

1. Ear tọọrḷọk da eo daan ioon debwāāl.   His blood flowed on the cross.  

Da₂   {dah}.   a star; Spica in Virgo; the sixthborn of Lōktañūr.  

daa-   {daha-}.   n. inal. daō.   pandanus of.  

1. Daan wōn bōb e?   Whose pandanus is this?  

2. Daō bōb ṇe.   That's my pandanus there by you.  

Daam-Ad   {daham-had}.   From Da im Ad.   the pair of stars Spica and Arcturus.  

daan   {dahan}.   Dial. E only   not so very much.  

1. Ej jab daan ṃōkaj ilo lewōjḷā ak ebwe an wōnṃaan.   It was not so very fast when it was sailing, but it went well enough. P11  

2. Ej jab daan ṃōḷo.   It's not very cold.  

3. En jab daan utiej.   Don't make it so high.  

4. Ij jab daan jeḷā kajin Boonpe.   I don't know too much Ponapean.  

daat   {dahat}.   archaic.   covered with blood.  

dāde   {daydẹy}.   Also dedāit {dedayit} (eddāit {yeddayit}).   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dāit; n. constr. dādein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   twist and pull hair; tangled; mesh.  

1. Ear dāit bōran em ukōje.   He grabbed his hair and pulled him down.  

2. Ekkā an kōrā dāde bar ñe rej ire.   Women usually pull hair when they fight.  

dāik   {dayik}.   transitive form of dāndān.  

dāit   {dayit}.   transitive form of dāde {daydẹy}.  

dak   {dak}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kōdak; v. distrib. dake; n. constr. dakin.   duck.  

dakke   {dakkẹy}.   slang.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. dakkeū; n. constr. dakkein.   ugly, of people; homely.  

1. Ejjeḷọk dakke in ḷeeṇ.   That man is very ugly.  

dakōlkōl   {dakẹlkẹl}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dakōlkōlū; v. caus. kōdakōlkōl; n. pers. ri-dakōlkōl.   ugly; homely.  

1. Edakōlkōl wa eṇ waan.   His canoe is ugly.  

2. Eḷap an dakōlkōl.   He is very homely.  

daṃ   {daṃ}.   n. inal. deṃa.   forehead; brow; gable; edge.  

1. Iutūk jiiñlij eo im iri ḷọk menokadu eo i deṃa im turin meja.   I took off my shirt and wiped the sweat from my forehead and my face. P991  

daṃdeṃ   {daṃdẹṃ}.   v. intr., tr. daṃwij; n. inal. daṃdeṃū; n. pers. ri-daṃdeṃ; v. distrib. daṃdiṃwij, dedaṃdeṃwij (eddaṃdeṃwij); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   lick.  

1. Ear bajjek daṃdiṃwij ḷọḷe eo.   He just kept licking the lollipop.  

2. Jab daṃdeṃwij peiṃ.   Don't lick your hand (continuously).  

3. Jab daṃwij ḷọḷe ṇe bwe etoon.   Don't lick that lollipop cause it's dirty.  

4. Kidu ko rej daṃdeṃ ilo pilej ko.   The dogs are licking at the plates.  

5. Lale kidu ṇe ej daṃwij pilej ṇe.   Watch out, that dog is licking your plate.  

daṃdiṃwij   {daṃdiṃij}.   distributive form of daṃdeṃ {daṃdẹṃ}.  

daṃok   {daṃekʷ}.   Also daṃo {daṃew}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. daṃoke; n. inal. daṃokū; v. caus. kōdaṃok; n. constr. daṃokin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   jutting out from the rest; extra; appendage, usually to a house (always used with directional postpositions).  

1. Ij jerbal in kōṃṃan daṃoḷọk.   I work to make some extra money.  

2. Juon eṇ aḷaḷ ej daṃokḷọk jān ṃweeṇ.   A piece of wood is sticking out from that house.  

3. Wōn ṇe ej jokwe ilo daṃoḷọk ṇe?   Who is living in the small room?  

daṃwij   {daṃij}.   transitive form of daṃdeṃ {daṃdẹṃ}.  

dān   {dan}.   n. al.; n. inal. dānnū; v. distrib. dāne, dāndān; n. constr. dānnin.   water; liquid; beverage; fluid; juice; sap of coconut tree.  

1. “Ekwe eṃōj ṇe bwe emoot ḷọk eo kain ak jen ḷōmṇake dānnin idaak,” Jema eba.   Okay, that’s enough of that; let’s just move forward and think about getting ourselves some drinking water,” Father said. P1212  

2. Dānnin wōt.   Rain water.  

3. Edāne oran eo.   The orange was juicy.  

dāndān   {dandan}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. dāne, dāik; v. caus. intr. kōdāndān, tr. kōdāndāne; v. distrib. dāndān, dāndāne; n. constr. dāndānin; stat. adj. dedāndān (eddāndān).   watery; slimy.  

1. Dāne raij ṇe.   Put water in the rice.  

2. Edāndān ṃōñā eṇ.   That food is watery.  

3. dāndāne juub ṇe.   Dilute the soup.  

dāne   {daney}.   transitive form of dāndān {dandan}.  

dānnin   {dannin}.   construct form of dān {dan}.  

dānnin aebōj   {dannin hayẹbẹj}.   rain water.  

dānnin idaak   {dannin yidahak}.   drinking water.  

dānnin kadek   {dannin kadek}.   strong liquor, alcoholic beverage.  

dānnin kōmjaaḷaḷ   {dannin kemjahaḷhaḷ}.   tears.  

dānnin laḷ   {dannin laḷ}.   well water.  

dānnin lọjet   {dannin lawjẹt}.   salt water.  

dānnin ni   {dannin niy}.   coconut juice.  

dānnin wōt   {dannin wẹt}.   rain water.  

dao   {dahwew}.   v. intr.; n. inal. daoū; v. caus. kōdao.   first food after fast; break a fast.  

1. “Itōm dao,” Bojin eo ekkūr tok.   Come have some breakfast,” the Boatswain called over to me. P959  

2. “Jibwi waj dao adeañ jān rūtto ānin.Bojin eo eba im jibwe lōñ tak pāāk eo ke kōrkōr eo ekar atartar tok ippān wa eo.   I’m passing up some food the people on the island sent over,” the Boatswain said and passed up the bag as the canoe came up alongside the boat. P1268  

3. Ejej en ekar bar kōnono ak kōmmān jijet laḷ ḷọk im dao.   No one said anything else; we all just sat there and ate. P966  

4. Ij jañin dao jān inne.   I haven't eaten since yesterday.  

5. Kwōnañin dao ke?   Haven't you broken your fast yet?  

dāp   {dap}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōdāp; v. distrib. dāpe; n. constr. dāpin.   a fish, eel, large and black; Gymnothorax sp.; moray eel.  

dāpdep₁   {dapdẹp}.   n. al.; v. distrib. dāpdipe; n. constr. dāpdepin.   trunk of a tree; stump.  

dāpdep₂   {dapdẹp}.   v. adj., tr. dāpij; n. inal. dāpdepū; v. caus. kōdāpdep; v. distrib. dāpdipij; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.dāpijek).   hold; grip; resist; clasp; control; keep; linger; maintain; negative; retain; adhere.  

1. Ak ña iṃōkaj im dāpdep.   I held on as fast as I could. P599  

2. Edāpdep ippān.   He's negative about it.  

3. Idāpij banōḷ eo im Jema elutōk tok men eo kobban ñan lowaan tāāñ eo an injin eo.   I held the funnel and Father poured the contents into the tank of the engine. P590  

4. Ikar ṃōkaj im kōtḷọk bakōj eo ak idāpdep.   I let go of the bucket as quickly as I could and held on. P651  

5. Jikin dāpdep.   Handle.  

6. Kate eok dāpdep bwe wa in ej buuḷ.   Do your best to hold on because this vehicle is going fast.  

7. Kate eok dāpij bao ṇe bwe en jab kelọk.   Do your best to hold that bird so that it doesn't fly away.  

8. Kwōn dāpdipiji wōt piik ṇe bwe eṇ jab ko.   Keep on holding the pig so that it doesn't run away.  

Dāpdep₃   {dapdẹp}.   clan name.  

dāpdipe   {dapdipey}.   distributive form of dāpdep {dapdẹp}.  

dāpdipij   {dapdipij}.   distributive form of dāpdep {dapdẹp}.  

Dāpeij   {dapẹyij}.   period of storms; associated with the ascendancy of Jebrọ (Pleiades) in early July.  

Dāp-eo   {dap-yew}.   a constellation; dark spot in the Milky Way beside theta in Ophiuchus; Coalsack.  

dāpi-   {dapi-}.   Also dipi- {dipi-}.   n. al.; n. inal. dāpū; n. constr. dāpi-n.   base, foundation, bottom, stem, trunk.  

1. Jāje eo eṇ idipin ni eṇ.   The machete is at the bottom of that coconut tree.  

dāpij   {dapij}.   transitive form of dāpdep {dapdẹp}.  

1. “Dāpij wōt,” Jema eba.   Keep holding him,” Father said. P1162  

dāpijbok   {dapijbekʷ}.   From dāpij {dapij} |"hold", bok {bekʷ} |"sand," "to hold on to the sand".   n. al.; v. caus. kōdāpijbok; n. constr. dāpijbokin.   a plant, Euphorbia thymifolia L. (Ebon.).  

dāpijdekā   {dapijdẹkay}.   From dāpij {dapij} |"hold", dekā {dẹkay} |"rock", "to hold on to a rock".   a plant, Peperomia volkensii C.; DC. (Piperaceae); Ebon; Also applied on most atolls to Boerhavia duffusa L.  

dāpijek   {dapijẹk}.   v. intr.; n. inal. dāpijekū; v. caus. kōdāpijek; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   join; attach; link; fasten; perfective form of dāpdep {dapdẹp}; mesh.  

1. Edāpijek peba ko ippān doon.   The papers are fastened together.  

dāpilpil₁   {dapilpil}.   v. intr.; n. inal. dāpilpilū; v. caus. intr. kōddāpilpil, tr. kōdāpili; v. distrib. dedāpilpil (eddāpilpil); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   roll.  

1. “Ij jañin kajjioñ ak bōlen eban pen bwe āinwōt iḷak baj lale men eo jej wōjak de eṇ kōdapili taij kaṇ im ewaḷọk bōnbōn eo ad.   I haven’t tried but it probably wouldn’t be hard, because it seems like I just saw how they do it; you just roll the dice and the number of points show. P167  

2. Kajiliñ eo ej dedāpilpil (eddāpilpil) i raan wa eo.   The drum is rolling around on the deck of the ship.  

Dāpilpil₂   {dapilpil}.   From dāpilpil {dapilpil} |"to roll".   n. al.; v. caus. kōdāpilpil; n. constr. Dāpilpilin.   a plant, pandanus cultigen. (Stone).  

dāpilto-dāpiltak   {daypiltẹw-daypiltak}.   Lit. roll westward, roll eastward.   roll around; roll back and forth.  

1. Bojin eo ear eọuti im kanooj in kapene tūraṃin kiaaj eo ioon teekin wa eo bwe en jab dāpilto-dāpiltak.   The boatswain securely lashed down the drum of gasoline on the boat’s deck so it wouldn’t roll about.  

2. Kwōnaaj lukkuun ettoon kōn aṃ dāpilto-dāpiltak rot ṇe.   You're going to get all dirty rolling around like that.  

dapitōk   {dahpitẹk}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kōdapitōk; v. distrib. dedapitōktōk (eddapitōktōk); n. constr. dapitōkin.   tangled.  

1. Eṃṃan eke bwe rōjjab ddapitōktōk (eddapitōktōk).   Nylon lines are good because they don't tangle often.  

2. Jab juri bwe kwōnaaj dapitōke.   Don't step on it or you'll entangle it.  

datoñ   {dahteg}.   v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kōdatoñ, tr. kōe.   a sleeping mat that's wet; water stain on clothes after sitting on a wet spot..  

1. Edatoñ jake ṇe.   That mat is wet.  

2. Edatoñ jedọujij ṇe aṃ.   Your pants are wet and stained.  

3. Ta eo eaar datoñe jaki eo?   What made the mat wet?  

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de₁   {dẹy}.   Also dein {dẹyin}.   just; only; of singular importance; unique.  

1. “dE.htm#enaaj">Enaaj luuj de juon alen kumi eo arro.   Our team is going to lose again. P466  

2. “Joñan kijerjer, jekdọọn āt rot ak men dE.htm#eo">eo de eo jen jeblaak,” Kapen eo eba.   I am in a big hurry here; it doesn’t matter what the boat’s name is, just that we get going,” the Captain said. P437  

3. “Men dE.htm#eo">eo jejeḷā de eo ke jepeḷọk.   The only thing we know for sure is that we are drifting. P1234  

4. Ak men dE.htm#eo">eo elo de eo kōdọ ko i turin lañ.   But the only thing he could see was clouds in the sky. P865  

5. dE.htm#ej">Ej kar kein kōjañjañ eo dein ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ ṃokta jān an deḷọñ tok laḷ ko jet.   It was the only kind of musical instrument in the Marshalls before Western contact. S11  

6. dE.htm#eḷọk">Eḷọk de juon allōñū ṇai ānin.   I have just completed my first month on this island.  

7. dE.htm#eṃōj">Eṃōj de jino riiti bok eo.   I just started reading the book.  

8. Men dE.htm#eo">eo ejjeḷọk de eo waan ektaki ḷọk men kein ñan Likiep, ijellọkin wōt tiṃa in raun eo, ak kōnke kōmmān aikuj naaj kar kōttar tok bar jilu allōñ.   The only thing they lacked was a vehicle to haul these things to Likiep, except for the fieldtrip ship, but we would have had to wait for that for three months. P19  

de₂   {dẹy}.   Dial. E, W: edde {yẹddẹy}   v. intr.; v. caus. kōde.   perch atop s.t.; sleep, chickens only; rookery; defecate from trees, of birds.  

1. Bao dE.htm#en">en ej de raan eṇ.   The chicken is sleeping on the branch of the breadfruit tree.  

2. Rujlọkin raan dE.htm#eo">eo juon, iḷak baj wanlōñ ḷọk jān lowa ikar lo Bojin eo ej de i raan kaju eo.   When I woke up the next day, I went up and saw the Boatswain up on top of the mast. P863  

de-   {dey}.   facing; with directionals.  

debakut   see debọkut.  

debbōn   {debben}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. debbōnū; n. constr. debbōnin.   giant size; enormous; huge; large.  

1. Ear buuk juon debbōn piik.   He shot a huge pig.  

debdeb   {dẹbdẹb}.   From ddōb {ddẹb} |"to husk".   v. intr., tr. dibōj; n. inal. debdebū; v. distrib. dibdibōj(e); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to spear; poke; prod; ram.  

1. Kwōn dibōj ek eṇ.   Spear that fish.  

2. Letok ṃade ṇe bwe in etal debdeb ek.   Give me that spear so that I can go spear fish.  

3. Pako eo eṇ eṃōj dibdibōje.   The shark has been speared many times.  

deblọk   {dẹblakʷ}.   v. intr., tr. deblọk(e); n. inal. deblọkū; v. caus. kōdeblọk; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pass through; go through; break through; penetrate.  

1. Koṃ nañin deblọk ke lik.   Haven't you gotten through to the ocean side yet?  

debokḷọk   {dẹbẹkʷḷakʷ}.   Also debakḷọk {debakḷakʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kōdebokḷọk, tr. kōdebokḷọke; v. distrib. debokbok; n. constr. debokḷọkin.   explode.  

1. Ejoorkatkat ijo im kōmmān ḷak ilbōk edebokḷọk men eo im kelọk kōjjoram eo.   He stood ready in place and we were all surprised when the flare gun exploded and the flare shot up into the sky. P939  

2. Eḷak debakḷọk ṇo eo i tōrerein wa eo iba wōt eitan rup.   As the wave smashed hard against the side of the boat, I thought it would break apart. P611  

3. Wōn eo ear kadebokḷọke?   Who exploded it?  

debọkut   {debakʷit}.   n. al.; n. constr. debọkutin.   coconut stump; pandanus stump; stump of any tree; remains of a tree especially if covered with fern growth; grass; etc.; a bush; a shrub; boondocks; heavy growth; thick beard; underground section of a plant.  

1. Joñan an ḷap kōto, ekiōk tūṃ debọkut.   It was so windy the tree stumps nearly came off the ground.  

debwāāl   {debayal}.   v. intr., tr. debwāāle; n. inal. debwāālū; v. caus. kōdebwāāl; n. pers. ri-debwāāl.   a cross; a drill.  

Debwāāl-eo   {debayal-yew}.   From debwāāl: "the drill", used to drill holes in the disks of Spondius mussels found at Namorik to make "puka shell" necklaces; Bake, the name of the mussel, is also the name of a nearby star, gamma in Ophiuchus   a constellation; stars in Ophiuchus; 67, 68, 70; possibly stars in Hydra; delta, epsilon, theta, eta, sigma.  

debweiu   {debẹyiw}.   group of sprouted coconuts past the eating stage.  

ded   {ded}.   stage of growth; size; age; amount; dimension; rate; share.  

1. Ded mejān wōt ke ej kabūrōrō.   He was so excited that he got really wide-eyed. P997  

2. Eṃṃan ded.   He is old enough.  

3. Ewi ded bọọk ṇe?   What are that box's dimensions?  

4. Ewi ded ḷadik eṇ?   How old is that boy?  

5. Rōṃṃan ded.   They're old enough.  

dedāil   {dedayil}.   Dial. W: eddāil {yeddayil}, E: dedāil {dedayil}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dedāili; n. inal. dedāilū; n. pers. riddāil; n. constr. dedāilin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   make a hole; poke; drill; bore; awl.  

1. Dāilitok ṃōk bōd e.   Please drill a hole in this tortoise shell for me.  

2. Imaroñ ke kōjerbal dedāil (eddāil) eo aṃ?   May I use your awl?  

3. Kwōn dāili men ṇe.   Bore a hole in it.  

4. Letok ṃōk kein dedāil (eddāil) eo aṃ.   May I have your awl?  

dedāp   {dedap}.   Dial. W: eddāp {yeddap}, E: dedāp {dedap}.   v. intr.; n. inal. dedāpū; v. caus. kōddāp; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cling to; stick to; adhere; sticky; welded.  

1. Kaddāp.   Welding.  

2. Lale eddāp nuknuk ṇe aṃ ilo bwil ṇe.   Be careful you don't get your chewing gum stuck on your clothes.  

dede₁   {dẹdẹy}.   Dial. W: edde {yẹddẹy}, E: dede {dẹdẹy}.   v. intr., tr. dedeik, didiek (iddiek), diek; n. inal. dedeū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   splice; lengthen; complement; add on to.  

1. Etke kwōj jab diekḷọk to ṇe ke ekadu?   Why don't you lengthen that rope, because it's short?  

2. Inaaj kelọk ippān im jipañe.,” Jema ediek ḷọk men eo Kapen eo ekar ba.   I’ll jump in, too, so I can help him,” Father complemented what the Captain said. P1249  

dede₂   {dẹydẹy}.   v. intr.; n. inal. dedeū; v. caus. intr. kadede, tr. kadedeik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ready; prepared; completed; entirely finished; implemented.  

1. “Kōmij jino ektak ilju im kadede ḷọk aolep men.”   We will start loading tomorrow and getting everything ready.” P248  

2. Edede ḷọk ṃōñā.   I've finished eating.  

3. Edede ḷọk men wōtōmjej.   Everything is ready.  

4. Jab jino juon jerbal eḷañe kwōjāmin kadedeiki.   Do not undertake a project unless you can finish it.  

dedeb   {dẹdẹb}.   Dial. W: eddeb {yẹddẹb}, E: dedeb {dẹdẹb}.   v. adj., tr. dibōj; n. inal. dedebū; v. caus. kōddeb; n. pers. riddeb; v. distrib. dibdibōj; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   husk coconuts; pierce with husking stick or spear; jabbing.  

1. Kwōn jab dibdibōj ek ṇe.   Don't spear so many holes in that fish.  

2. Kwōn jab dibdibōj waini ṇe.   Don't make so many punctures in that copra husk.  

3. Ḷeo ej dedeb (eddeb) waini.   He is husking copra nuts.  

4. Ḷeo ej dibōj waini eo.   He is husking the copra nut.  

dedeen ke   {dedeyen key}.   furthermore.  

1. Dedeen ke ej jab peinael ṇe.   And that’s not even my paint oil. P641  

dedeinke   {dẹydẹyinkey}.   because, already.  

1. Dedeinke wiik uweo tok juon naaj iien an niñniñ eo nejū kemem im iabwin jako jāne.   And because the week after next will be my son’s first birthday and I really don’t want to miss it. P95  

2. Iar ilim juon bato im jorrāān, dedeinke eṃōj ilim de juon keej.   I drank one bottle and passed out, because I had already drunk a case.  

3. Iar piọ boñ dedeinke iar ṃōrābōt.   I was cold last night because I had wet clothing on.  

dedek   {dedek}.   Dial. W: eddek {yeddek}, E: dedek {dedek}.   v. intr.; n. inal. dedekū; v. caus. kōddek; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   grow; develop; germinate; progress.  

1. Eddek ṃōn wia eṇ an.   His store is progressing.  

2. Eḷap an ri-Ṃajeḷ jeraaṃṃan kōn an dedek ni ilo aelōñ ko aer.   The Marshallese people are extremely fortunate that coconut trees grow in their islands. S10  

dedep   {dẹdẹp}.   Dial. W: eddep {yẹddẹp}, E: dedep {dẹdẹp}.   a fish.  

dedo   {dedew}.   Dial. W: eddo {yeddew}, E: dedo {dedew}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dedoū; v. caus. stat. intr. r kaddodo, tr. kaddouk; n. pers. riddo; v. distrib. dedodo (eddodo); stat. adj. dedodo (eddodo).   heavy; burden; responsibility; tensed up; despondency; melancholy; sluggish.  

1. “Eddo tok kōtḷọk.”   If it’s hard to pull in, let it out a little.” P1305  

2. Eḷap dedodo (eddodo) rainin.   I feel sluggish today.  

3. Ikōjekdọọn an dedo im kate kotak bakōj eo im lutōke ṇa ijo ekar ba.   I tried to ignore how heavy the bucket was as I lifted it up and emptied it where he had told me to. P649  

4. Ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ, kien ej bōk eddoin aolep jerbal ko kijjien kōjparok im bōbrae armej jān nañinmej im jorrāān.   In the Marshall Islands, the government takes the responsibility of caring for and protecting people from sickness and harm. S7  

5. Jema ekar kate wōt ak elukkuun alikkar an dedodo im addiṃakoko.   Father was doing his best to persevere but it was obvious that he was growing hopeless and uneasy. P1027  

6. Naan eo ekōṃṃan an dedodo (eddodo).   The news made him feel melancholy.  

7. Pāāk dedodo (eddodo) men eṇ.   That bag is very heavy.  

dedọdo   {dedawdẹw}.   Also dọdo {dawdẹw}.   v. adj., tr. dọuk(i); n. inal. dedọdoū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   close; to lower something.  

1. Dọuki laḷḷọk bar jidik.   Take it down a bit more.  

2. Etal im dọuk ḷọk jeinae eṇ ñane.   Go lower the coconut-frond mat for her.  

3. Ilo iien eo ekar ṃōj dọuk ḷọk aḷ im ṃōttan wōt jilu ne lōñ tak jān ioon dān.   At that time the sun was setting and it only had about three more feet to go before it touched the water. P1021  

4. Jaaki waj ko bōk mejān dọuki.   Please take these things (usually food items) and enjoy. (This is traditionally uttered by a ri-jerbal to his aḷap or an aḷap to his irooj to please the receiver.)  

5. Komaroñ ke dọuk wūnto ṇe bwe etọ tok?   Please lower (close) the window because it's raining in.  

6. Kwōn dọuk bwā ṇe.   Lower that pole.  

7. Kwōn dọuk wūntō ṇe.   Close that window.  

dedodo   see dedo.  

dedoor   {dedewer}.   Dial. W: eddoor {yeddewer}, E: dedoor {dedewer}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. door(e); n. constr. dedoorin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.dorōk).   put; put down; leave; consider; let down; let down carefully; deposit; install; set, sell oneself short.  

1. Dodoor laḷḷọk ṃukko ṇe.   Let the cargo net down carefully.  

2. Ej ṃōj doori laḷ ḷọk men ko ioon wa eo ak Jema ekkōnono tok.   As soon as I put the things down, Father started talking to me. P1270  

3. Etke kwōj dedoorḷọk ijeṇe aṃ?   Why are you selling yourself short?  

4. Idoori pilawā ko iturierro innem kwaḷọk tok juon tūre, juon bakbōk im jake ḷọk men ko im Bojin eo ebōk bakbōk eo im jiḷaiti juon iaan ḷoob ko im kōmjel idaak im ṃōñā.   I put down the bread next to them and then found a tray, a small knife, and handed them over, and the Boatswain took the knife and sliced one of the loaves and we all ate and drank. P269  

5. Ikar būki ḷọk im doori ṇa i turierjel.   I took biscuits and put them in front of the men. P963  

6. Jab door naan ko naan jekdọọn.   Don't disregard my words (don't consider my words lies).  

7. Kwōj dedoor (eddoor) ia aṃ bok?   Where do you keep your books?  

8. Kwōn door ṇaib ṇe.   Put down that knife.  

9. Kwōn door wōt bok ṇe.   Leave that book there.  

10. Raar nieddoor.   They let down a bunch of coconuts by rope.  

deekto   {deyektew}.   Also rekoot {reykewet}.   From Japn. rekōdo (レコード) (from Engl. record)   n. al.; v. caus. kōdeekto; n. constr. deektoin.   phonograph record.  

deel₁   {deyel}.   n. al.; n. constr. deelin.   a fan.  

deel₂   {deyel}.   transitive form of deelel {deyelyel}.  

deelel₁   {deyelyel}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. deel(e); n. inal. deelelū; v. caus. kōdeelel; n. constr. deelelin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to fan; use a fan.  

1. Ilo an ibeb ḷọk kōn menokadu im ijibwe tok juon ṃōttan peba im deele.   I saw that he was dripping with sweat so I got a piece of paper and used it to fan him. P1097  

2. Kwōn deele niñniñ ṇe bwe emenokadu.   Fan that baby because it's sweating.  

3. Lewaj deel ṇe im deelel.   Take this fan and fan.  

deelel₂   {deyelyel}.   n. al.; n. pers. ri-deelel; n. constr. deelelin.   a dance, using fans.  

deenju   {dẹyẹnjiw}.   From Japn. renshū (練習).   n. al.; v. intr., tr. deenjuuk; n. pers. ri-deenju; n. constr. deenjuin.   practice; warm up; drill.  

1. Epojak aolep men ijellọkin wōt ektak aḷaḷ kab tiin im deenjuuk injin e an wa in.   Everything is ready except for loading the lumber and metal, and warming up the engine in the boat. P80  

dein   {dẹin}.   the same; only.  

1. Ej kar kein kōjañjañ eo dein ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ ṃokta jān an deḷọñ tok laḷ ko jet.   It was the only kind of musical instrument in the Marshalls before Western contact. S11  

2. Ejja wāween dein wōt an rawūn Ratak.   The same procedure is followed for the Ratak round-trip. S17  

dej   {dej}.   v. intr.; v. distrib. dedejdej (eddejdej); dejjeḷọk.   steal away; flee.  

1. Eḷak lo , edejjeḷọk em ko.   When he saw me, he took off like a flash.  

2. Ke ej ju kijek eo, eddejdej armej.   When the fire broke out, people were running in all directions.  

dejeñ   {dejeg}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. distrib. dejeñjeñ; n. constr. dejeñin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. dejeñjeñ.   strong, of wind or storm; physically strong; expensive; severe; stubborn.  

1. “Kōto in ej jañin ḷōmṇak in dikḷọk ak ej dejeñjeñḷọk wōt.   The wind hasn’t died down at all and is actually getting stronger. P779  

2. Edejeñḷọk kōto in.   This wind is growing stronger.  

3. Ejjeḷọk dejeñjeñ in ānbwinnin.   He has such a strong body.  

4. Ejjeḷọk dejeñjeñ in kōto in.   This wind is really strong.  

5. Ejjeḷọk dejeñjeñ in oṇāān ṃweiuk kaṇe.   Those goods are awfully expensive.  

6. Ejjeḷọk dejeñjeñin ṇe ajri.   That child is really stubborn  

7. Ikar kakkōt laṃōj kōn an dejeñjeñ ḷọk kōto eo.   The wind was so strong that I had to yell really loud for him to hear me. P576  

dek   {dek}.   v. intr.; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   hold one's breath.  

1. Kwōn dek menowaṃ.   Hold your breath.  

dekā₁   {dekay}.   n. al.; n. inal. dekāū; v. distrib. dedekāke (eddekāke); n. constr. dekāin.   stone; rock; gravel; flint.  

1. Edekāke iarin ānin.   The lagoon side of this island has lots of gravel.  

dekā₂   {dekay}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dekāū; n. pers. ri-dekā; v. distrib. dedekākā (eddekākā).   yaws; skin ulcer.  

1. Ejjeḷọk wōt dedekā (eddekākā) in ḷadik eṇ.   That boy is really covered with yaws.  

dekā aorōk   {dekay hawẹrẹk}.   gem.  

dekā in jibke   {dekay yin jibkẹy}.   Also dekein jibke {dẹkẹyin jibkẹy}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōdekā in jibke; v. dir. caus. kōdekā in jibketok/ḷọk/waj; v. distrib. dekā in jibkee; n. constr. dekā in jibkein.   stones used in jibke fishing method for porpoises.  

dekā lọḷ   {dekay laḷʷ}.   n. al.; n. constr. dekā lọḷin.   luau stones; heavy volcanic rocks.  

dekāke   {dekaykẹy}.   From dekā {dekay}|.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kōdekāke, tr. kōdekākeik; v. distrib. dedekāke (eddekāke); n. constr. dekākein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   stony; rocky.  

1. Kōto eo ekōdekākeik arin ānin.   The storm washed ashore gravel on the lagoon side of this island.  

dekakkak   {dekakkak}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. dekakkakū; v. caus. intr. kōdekakkak, tr. kōdekakkake; n. constr. dekakkakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cackle.  

1. Ta eṇ ej kadekakkake bao eṇ?   What's causing that chicken to cackle?  

dekakḷọk   {dekakḷakʷ}.   slang.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kōdekakḷọk, tr. kōdekakḷọke; n. constr. dekakḷọkin.   outburst of laughter.  

1. Kōmwōj dekakḷọk ke kōm roñ an jiñ.   We all burst into laughter when we heard him break wind.  

Dekā-Lijone   {dekay-lijewney}.   a star; Canopus.  

deke in jibke   {dẹkẹy yin jibkẹy}.   n. al.; n. inal. deke in jibkeū; v. caus. kōdeke in jibke; n. constr. deke in jibkein.   kidney.  

dekenin   {dẹkẹynin}.   Also dekeinnin {dẹkẹyinnin}, dekāānnin {dekayannin}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōdekenin; n. constr. dekeninin.   mallet made from clam shell.  

dekōṃkōṃ   {dekeṃkeṃ}.   Dial. E, W: kakōṃkōṃ {kakeṃkeṃ}   n. al.; v. adj.; n. pers. ri-dekōṃkōṃ; n. constr. dekōṃkōṃin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   vociferous; noisy.  

1. Ta eṇ ej dekōṃkōṃ eake?   What's he so noisy about?  

del   {dẹl}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dele; n. inal. delū; n. pers. ri-del; n. constr. delin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a food, pandanus pudding cooked in hot rocks.  

1. Ñe kwōjelā del kwōn del tok kijed.   If you know how to prepare and cook pandanus pudding in hot rocks, then make some for us.  

deldelbwij   {dẹldẹlbij}.   a fish, eel with no teeth.  

deḷọñ   {dẹyḷagʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. deḷọñū; v. caus. intr. kaddeḷọñ, tr. kadeḷọñ.   enter; runs, in a baseball game; admit; insert; enroll; import; deposit; income; inning.  

1. Bōtab ṃōṃkaj jān kar deḷọñ ḷọk i lowa, ikar emmō laḷ ḷọk im lale ej et.   However, I stuck my head in before I went in to see how he was. P1217  

2. Edeḷọñ wa eo.   The ship has entered the lagoon.  

3. Edeḷọñ.   He's enrolled.  

4. Eḷap aer kaddeḷọñtok ṃweiuk im ṃōñā jān aer kaddiwōjḷọk waini.   More goods and foods are imported than the copra that is exported. S6  

5. Iar kaddeḷọñ ṃaak ilo pāāñ.   I deposited my money in the bank.  

6. Iar kadeḷọñ ṃaak ko ilo pāāñ.   I deposited my money (definite) in the bank.  

7. Ideḷọñ ḷọk lowa im tile ḷaṇtōn eo ie.   I went inside the cabin and lit the lantern. P533  

8. Koṃro delọñ tok.”   Come on in.” P179  

9. Raar kadeḷọñ ri-nañinmej eo.   They admitted the patient.  

deltokrōk   {deltekʷrẹk}.   a fish, skip jack, Caranx melampygus Hawaiian ulua.  

dem   {dẹm}.   firm.  

1. Edem im pen.   "firm and strong"  

demāju   {demajiw}.   n. al.; n. constr. demājuin.   cornice or gable of a Marshallese house.  

1. Ejjeḷọk aj ilo demājuun iṃōn Ṃajeḷ.   There's no thatch in the gable of Marshallese houses.  

deṃak   {deṃak}.   v. intr., tr. deṃake; n. inal. deṃakū.   oppose; prevent.  

1. Iar deṃak pepe eo an.   I opposed his decision.  

deṃwā   {deṃay}.   Also deṃōn {deṃen}.   edge of.  

deñ   {deg}.   formant in place names.  

deñdeñ   {degdeg}.   v. adj., tr. deñōt(e), deñḷọk(e); n. inal. deñdeñū; v. caus. kōdeñdeñ; n. pers. ri-deñdeñ; v. distrib. deñdeñōte; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   spank; slap; pound; lash; thrash; whip.  

1. Kwōn jab bōt bwe kwōnaaj deñdeñ.   Don't be naughty or you'll get spanked.  

2. Kwōn jab deñdeñōte ḷadik ṇe.   Don't spank the boy (all over his body).  

3. Ḷeo ear deñōt ḷadik eo.   He spanked the boy.  

deñdeñin mājlep   {degdegin majlep}.   v. intr..   forecast predicting the onset of prevailing northeast trade winds.  

deñḷọk   {degḷakʷ}.   n. al.; n. constr. deñḷọkin.   canoe part, decorations of feathers on masthead, boomtips, and sail.  

1. Rōpeḷḷọk deñḷọk ko ilo utọr jidik eo.   The feather decorations blew away during the sqall.  

deñōt   {deget}.   transitive form of deñdeñ {degdeg}.  

deñtak   {degtak}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. deñtake; n. pers. ri-deñtak; n. constr. deñtakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   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.  

1. Deñtake tak eo waj.   Strike the needlefish that's going in your direction.  

2. Kwōn deñtak waj ikōja ak ña iretam.   You strike needlefish on the leeside while I do so on the outrigger side.  

deọ   {deyaw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. deọū, stat. adj. deọeo.   pretty, of women; beautiful.  

1. Kokanooj deọ.   You are very beautiful.  

deo   see indeeo.  

deor   {deyerʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. deorū; v. caus. kōdeor; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   escape; leave unnoticed.  

1. Edeor jān bōd eo an.   He escaped from his sin.  

2. Edeor jān pein Kaminij.   He escaped from the Communists.  

3. Euwāween aṃ deor jān bade eo?   How did you manage to slip out from the party?  

4. Ia eo edeor ie?   Where did he slip off to?  

depakpak   {depakpak}.   v. adj.; n. inal. depakpakū; v. caus. intr. kaddepakpak, tr. kadepakpak(e); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. sg. depakpak, pl. (ddepakpak)..   wide; broad; diameter; width.  

1. Ej make wōt depakpak an riab.   His exaggerations are out of this world.  

2. Ij keememej ḷọk wōt ke ikar uwe ippān Jema kab ruo ṃōṃaan ilo juon booj jidikdik eo roñoul ruo ne aitokan im jiljino ne depakpakin.   I still remember when I sailed with Father and two other men on a small boat that was twenty-two feet long and six feet wide. P1  

depdep₁   {depdep}.   Also depdep {dẹpdẹp}, dep {dep}.   n. al.; n. constr. depdep in, deppin.   hugeness; enormousness; monstrosity.  

1. Dep eo ṇe tok.   Here comes the monstrosity.  

2. Dep men eṇ.   That one over there is huge.  

3. Deppin wa men eṇ.   It's a monstrous canoe.  

4. Iḷak baj erre āne ḷọk ilo juon deppin baat ej jutak lōñ ḷọk jān keinikkan i jabōn ān eo tu eōñ.   As I looked over toward the island I saw a huge cloud of smoke rising up from the foliage on the northern tip of the island. P1244  

5. Lukkuun depdep in pako men eṇ.   That's a very huge shark.  

depdep₂   {depdep, dẹpdẹp}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. depete; n. inal. depdepū; n. pers. ri-depdep; n. constr. depdepin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   spank; knock off; slap; to swing at someone wildly; beating of the waves.  

1. Ekātok juon bwebwe im depete kōrkōr eo waō.   A tuna jumped out of the water and slapped my canoe.  

2. Eḷak depdeptok iṃōkaj im baare.   As he swung at me I suddenly parried his blow.  

3. Eḷak jitpeḷeḷ ñan ṇo ko eṃṃan aer itōm depdepete.   Then other waves hit the boat crossways and kept it from turning over. P687  

4. Ij ba wōt ijin ak etar tok juon ṇo im depet kōjaan wa eo.   Right as I said it a wave smashed up against the side of the boat. P597  

5. Lale wōn ṇe edepet eok.   Look out or that turtle will slap you.  

depet-doon   {depet-dewen}.   slang.   From "slap each other".   n. al.; v. caus. kōdepet-doon; n. pers. ri-depet-doon; n. constr. depet-doonin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   compete; competition.  

1. Erro depet-doon lọkuṃ boñ ak ejjeḷọk eṇ ewiin.   They contested until dark but no one won.  

depetdoul   {depetdẹwil}.   Also ḷōbōtdoul {ḷebetdẹwil}.   v. adj.; n. inal. depetdoulū; v. caus. kōdepetdoul; n. pers. ri-depetdoul.   short and fat, of people; roly-poly.  

1. Eṃōj ṇe aṃ ṃōñā bwe kwōdepetdoul.   You'd better stop eating because you're five by five.  

depete   {depetey}.   transitive form of depdep {depdep}.  

depiio   {dẹpiyyẹw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. depiioū; v. caus. intr. kōdepiio, tr. kōdepiioik.   whole; mass.  

depñat   {depgat}.   From ddāp {ddap} |"stuck", ñat {gat} |"gums".   n. al.; v. adj.; v. distrib. dedepñatñat (eddepñatñat); n. constr. depñatin; stat. adj. depñat.   viscid, sticky, of food; gooey, as bread not fully cooked.  

1. Eddepñatñat pilawā e.   This bread is gooey all over.  

2. Jab kaatuwe kiiō bwe enaaj depñat.   Don't take it out of the oven now or it'll be sticky.  

depouk   {dẹpẹwik}.   n. al.; n. constr. depoukin.   flight of a group of birds or planes.  

1. Ear peḷḷọk juon depouk jān Kuwaaṃ.   A flight of planes took off from Guam.  

det   {det}.   v. adj., tr. dete; n. inal. detū; v. caus. kōdet; v. distrib. dedetdet (eddetdet); stat. adj. detdet..   sunshine.  

1. Eddetdet ānin.   This islet is always sunny.  

2. Eḷap an det rainin.   It's very sunny today.  

detak   {dẹytak}.   blow, of the wind.  

detñil   {detgil}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. constr. detñilin; stat. adj. detñil.   sunny day without wind.  

1. Eḷap an detñil rainin.   It's calm and sunny today.  

detta-   {dẹtta-}.   n. inal. detta.   size; amount; quantity.  

1. Ewi dettan?   How big is she?  

2. Ij jañin kar lelolo pako dettaer de eo ilo mour e aō.   I had never seen that many sharks in my whole life. P1004  

dettan   see detta-.  

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di₁   {diy}.   n. al.; n. inal. diū; v. distrib. didi; n. constr. diin.   bone.  

1. Edidi ek ṇe.   That fish has lots of little bones.  

di₂   {diy}.   Dial. E, W: bakbōk {bakbek}.   n. al.; n. constr. diin.   knife.  

di₃   {diy}.   oyster.  

diak   {diyak}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. diak(e); n. inal. diakū; v. caus. kadiak; n. pers. ri-diak; v. distrib. didiakek (iddiakek), didiakeak (iddiakeak), didiakeōk (iddiakeōk); n. constr. diakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tack, change sail from one end of canoe to the other to tack.  

1. Eddiakeak wa eṇ kōn an ṃōkaj.   The boat tacks often on account of its speed.  

2. Eddiakeōk wa eṇ.   That canoe is always tacking.  

3. Ediak wa eṇ.   That canoe is tacking.  

4. Kar āindeeo ammān didiakeōk tak ḷọk raan eo ooṃ boñ.   We kept tacking in this fashion all day as we sailed east until it was night. P862  

5. Kwōn diake wa ṇe.   Tack your canoe.  

6. Raar diake wa eo ṃokta jān an itaak.   They tacked the boat before it hit the reef.  

diaka   {diyakah}.   Also diaka {diyahkah}.   From Japn. riyakā (リヤカー) 2-wheeled bicycle-drawn cart < Eng. (rear + car)   n. al.; v. intr., tr. diakaik; n. inal. diakaū; n. constr. diakain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   push cart.  

dibab   {dibab}.   Dial. W, E: rūbōb {ribẹb}.   n. al.; v. caus. kadibab; n. constr. dibabin.   a fish, butterfly fish, Chaetodon ocellatus.  

dibdibōj   {dibdibej}.   distributive form of dedeb {dẹdẹb}.  

dibōj   {dibej}.   transitive form of dedeb {dẹdẹb} and debdeb {dẹbdẹb}.  

diboñ   {dibẹgʷ}.   Also dibuñ .   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kadiboñ, tr. kadiboñe; n. constr. diboñin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pitch black; dark night.  

1. Ediboñḷọk jān inne.   It's darker than last night.  

2. Ij jañin kar lelolo (ellolo) boñ āinwōt in an diboñ.   I've never seen such a dark night as this.  

dibuk   {dibikʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dibuki; v. caus. kadibuk; n. pers. ri-dibuk; n. constr. dibukin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   penetrate; go through; pierce; infiltrate.  

1. Edibuki mar em ḷak etal kōm jab bar lowe.   It took off into the boonies and that was the last we saw of it.  

2. Inaaj kadibuki wa in ilo ṇo ṇe tok.   I'll let this boat nose into the oncoming wave.  

3. Ri-dibuk mar ro raṇe.   Those are the boony trekkers.  

dibukae   {dibikʷhayey}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. dibukaein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ocean currents that are farther away from an island than the juae currents; the second zone of currents.  

1. Edibukae jikōt?   In what direction is this dibukae current flowing?  

2. Jetōpar dibukae.   We're in the zone of the dibukae currents  

did   {did}.   small flowers of pandanus, coconut, or other plants; see didbōlbōl.  

didak   {didak}.   Also didak {diydak}.   a fish.  

didbōlbōl   {didbelbel}.   From did "small flowers", bōl "bloom".   v. intr..   grow well; to flower; flourish.  

1. Edidbōlbōl an e kōtka dedek (eddek).   My breadfruit plant is growing well.  

dide   {didẹy}.   From Engl., or see dde {ddẹy}|.   v. adj.; n. inal. dideū; v. caus. kadide; n. pers. ri-dide; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   relay race.  

1. Wōn eo ewiin ilo dide eo.   Who won the relay?  

didiil   {didiyil}.   variant form of diil.  

didiiñ   {diydiyig}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. didiiñi; n. pers. ri-didiiñ; n. constr. didiiñin.   a cult; medicine women; medical treatment by members of the cult (didiiñ).  

1. Maroñ kaṇ an didiiñ rōkabwilōñlōñ.   The powers of the didiiñ cult are miraculous.  

didiṃakōl   {diydiyṃakel}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. didiṃakōlin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a toy; pandanus rocket; fly a pandanus rocket.  

1. Eṃṃan tōllọkun didiṃakōl eo waan.   His didiṃakōl flew very well.  

didipiñpiñ   {didpigpig}.   Dial. W: iddipiñpiñ {yiddipigpid}, E: didipiñpiñ {didipigpig}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kaddipiñpiñ, tr. kaddipiñpiñi; n. constr. didipiñpiñin (iddipiñpiñin).   throb; pound.  

1. Kwōn jab didipiñpiñ (iddipiñpiñ) bwe jouwaroñ.   Quit pounding cause you're getting on my nerves.  

didmej   {didmẹj}.   variant form of dumej {diwmẹj}.  

didpikpik   {didpikpik}.   Dial. W: iddipikpik {yiddipikpik}, E: didpikpik {didpikpik}.   Also dipikpik {dipikpik}.   v. intr.; n. inal. didpikpikū; v. caus. kaddipikpik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   flutter; flop around.  

1. Ekar jab bar dipikpik ñan jidik.   It didn’t flop about one bit. P1314  

2. Kwōn ṃan ek ṇe bwe eddipikpik.   Kill that fish because it's still flopping around.  

die-   {diye-}.   n. inal. diō.   possessive classifier, earrings and other things worn on ear.  

diede   {diyẹdẹy}.   Also dede {dẹydẹy}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. diek; n. inal. diedeū; v. caus. intr. kadiede, tr. kadiedeik; n. pers. ri-diede; n. constr. diedein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wear earring.  

1. Diedein Ṃajeḷ.   Marshallese earrings.  

2. Eṃṃan diede ṇe dieṃ.   Your earring looks nice.  

3. Kwōn diek diede ṇe dieṃ.   Wear your earrings.  

4. Kwōn kadiedeik ledik ṇe.   Put some earrings on that girl.  

diek   {diyek}.   transitive form of diede {diyẹdẹy}.  

dienbwijro   {diyenbijrẹw}.   Also dienbwijrok {diyenbijrẹkʷ}, deenbwijro.   final meal together before an impending disaster; last dinner.  

1. Ri-āneo raar dienbwijro ke raar roñ ke enaaj buñlọk Likabwiro.   The islanders ate their last meal together when they heard that typhoon Likabwiro would ravage their island.  

diil   {diyil}.   Also didiil {didiyil} (iddiil {yiddiyil}).   n. al.; v. intr., tr. diili; n. pers. ri-diil; n. constr. diilin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, fishing for squirrel fish in small holes on reef during low tide using a two or three-foot-long leader fastened onto a piece of wood about the same length.  

1. Eowi ikōn diil.   Fish caught using the diil method of fishing are tasty.  

diiṃ   see di-. bone.  

diin kat   {diyin kat}.   rib.  

diiñko   {diyigkẹw}.   From Japn. ringo "apple" (リンゴ).   phosphate.  

dijiñ   {dijig}.   n. al.; v. caus. kadijiñ; n. constr. dijiñin.   a fish, scavenger, Lethrinus variegatus.  

dik   {dik}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dikū; v. caus. kaddikdik, kadik; v. distrib. jijdikdik (ijjidikdik), jijiddikdik (ijjiddikdik); stat. adj. sg. dikdik, jidikdik, pl. didik (iddik), jiddik.   small; young; little.  

1. “Kwōban loe bwe edikkilọk aelōñ eo,” Kapen eo euwaake.   You can’t see them because the island is too small and far away now,” the Captain replied. P562  

2. Bojin eo edikḷọk wōt jidik jān Jema eo me eor jilñuul jiṃa an iiō.   The Boatswain was a little younger than Father, who was thirty-some years old. P38  

3. Ej dikkilọk wōt ān eo ak ejok marok eo.   The island was getting small as night fell upon us. P1318  

4. Elōñ ri-kaki in pālle ilo jikuuḷ kein rōḷḷap ak enañin aolep jikuuḷ ko rōddik ilo aelōñ ko ilikin ri-Ṃajeḷ wōt rej ri-kaki.   There are a number of Western teachers in the larger schools, but almost all of the small outer-island schools have only Marshallese teachers. S9  

dik oṇea-   {dik weṇya-}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dik oṇea; v. caus. kadik oṇea-.   cheap; low salary.  

1. Edik oṇāān jerbal ṃweeṇ.   Working at that place doesn't pay much.  

2. Edik oṇāān ṃweiuk ṃweeṇ.   The goods in that store are cheap.  

dikāāḷāḷ   {dikayaḷyaḷ}.   Also dikāāḷāḷ {diykayaḷyaḷ}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. dikāāḷāḷū; v. caus. kadikāāḷāḷ; n. pers. ri-dikāāḷāḷ; n. constr. dikāāḷāḷin.   frustration; thwart.  

1. Eba jaab em kadikāāḷāḷ kōṇaan ko an.   She said no and thwarted his desires.  

2. Eḷap an dikāāḷāḷ kōn an bane ledik eo.   He was frustrated over his vain attempts to impress the girl.  

dike   {dikey}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dikeū.   hate; abhor; strongly dislike; disapprove; reject; resent.  

1. Idike eok.   I hate you.  

2. Idike ṃweiukun ṃweeṇ.   I don't like the goods at that store.  

3. dike kajjitōk eo am.   Our request was rejected by them.  

dikḷọk   {dikḷakʷ}.   idiom.   From dik {dik} |"smal", ḷọk {ḷakʷ} |"comparative".   decrease; discount; subside.  

1. Edikḷọk kōto in.   The wind has subsided.  

2. Edikḷọk wōt.   It's subsiding.  

3. Jete dikḷọkun oṇāān men e?   What's the discount on this item?  

diklōñ   {diklẹg}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. diklōñe; n. inal. diklōñū; n. constr. diklōñin.   bosom; chest measurement.  

1. Kwōn diklōñe ṃōk nuknuk e aō.   Would you measure the upper front of my garment?  

dila   {diylah}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. dilaik; n. inal. dilaū; v. caus. kadila; n. pers. ri-dila; v. distrib. didilala (iddilala); n. constr. dilain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   nail.  

1. Ebwe ke dila kaṇe aṃ?   Do you have enough nails?  

2. Eddilala ṇe.   The board has lots of nails in it.  

3. Ilo juon dila ioon teek im jibwe tok im kade.   I spotted a nail on the deck so I picked it up and threw it at the fish. P388  

4. Kwōn dilaik ṇe.   Nail that board.  

dile   {diylẹy}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. dileū; v. caus. kadile; n. constr. dilein.   barnacles; ship worm; termite; damage caused by termites or bookworms.  

1. Edile kapin wa eṇ.   The boat has barnacles underneath.  

2. Edile ḷọk tebōḷ ṇe.   That table is termite-eaten.  

dilep   {diylep}.   n. inal. dilepū.   backbone; spine.  

dim   {dim}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dimū; v. caus. kadim.   tight.  

1. Edim jedọujij eṇ an.   His trousers are tight.  

2. Eḷap an dim aṃ kar lukwōje.   You tied it very tight.  

diṃōṃ   {diṃẹṃ}.   vulgar.   v. adj.; n. inal. diṃōṃū; v. caus. stat. intr. r kaddiṃōṃṃōṃ, tr. kadiṃōṃ.   orgasm; itchy.  

dimtak   {dimtak}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dimtake; n. inal. dimtakū; n. pers. ri-dimtak; n. constr. dimtakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   jerk a fishline to hook a fish.  

1. Jab kijer in dimtake.   Don't jerk it yet.  

dimuuj   {dimiwij}.   n. al.; v. caus. kadimuuj; n. constr. dimuujin.   a shell; clam, medium large.  

diñōjḷọk   {digejḷakʷ}.   v. intr..   dry up from aging, shrivel up, dehydrate.  

1. Ilo an armej bwijwōḷā ḷọk ej diñōjḷọk ānbwinnier. Ilo an armej bwijwōḷā ḷọk ej diñōjḷọk ānbwinnier.   As people grow old their bodies begin to shrivel.  

2. Kōn an kanooj in ḷap det ilo ān eo, eṃōkaj an diñōjḷọk men ko rej ejjedwawa ioon bwidej.   The sun's heat is so intense on the island everthing lying about on the ground dry up quickly.  

dipāākāk₁   {diypayakyak}.   Also ḷadipāākāk {ḷadiypayakyak}.   n. al.; n. constr. dipāākākin.   canoe part; socket for end of boom (one at each end of canoe).  

Dipāākāk₂   {diypayakyak}.   See dipāākāk "boom socket".   a star; epsilon Aurigae.  

dipāl   {dipal}.   crouch.  

1. Eruṃwij jibwe jān an dipāl em peḷḷọk.   Before I could grab him he had already crouched and sprang away.  

dipen   {diypẹn}.   From di {diy} |"bone", pen {pẹn} |"strong".   v. adj.; n. inal. dipenū; v. caus. stat. intr. r kaddipenpen, tr. kadipen; n. pers. ri-dipen; stat. adj. dipenpen.   physically strong; husky.  

1. Idaak ni bwe en kadipen eok.   Drink coconuts makes you strong. Drink a coconut so that it will strengthen you.  

2. Idipen jān kwe.   I am stronger than you.  

3. Jero kaddipenpen em tallōñ.   Let's test our strength and climb.  

4. Ṃōn kaddipenpen.   Health gym.  

ditōb   {ditẹb}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. pers. ri-ditōb; n. constr. ditōbin.   dark; black.  

1. Ak kiiō ke ebaj ditōb jenaaj aikuj kōrraan ñan jeḷati baib jet im lukkuun etali.”   And since it’s still dark we are going to have to wait for daylight before I can take the whole thing apart and really look at it.” P631  

2. Editōb wōt in armej.   I've never seen a blacker individual.  

diwōj   {diywẹj}.   Also duoj {diwẹj}.   v. intr.; n. inal. diwōjū; v. caus. intr. kaddiwōj, tr. kadiwōj; v. distrib. didiwōjwōj (iddiwōjwōj); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   get out; go out; exit; secede; discharged; export.  

1. “Ebaj to ak ijeḷā ke ebōd ḷōmṇak eo bwe Jema ediwōj tok im ḷak baj lo an āindeeo eba, “Eiiaḷañe.”   It had been a while, but I knew my thinking was wrong because when Father came out to where I was and saw the same thing, he said, The moon is coming up.” P222  

2. Ear duoj jān aujpitōḷ.   He was discharged from the hospital.  

3. Eḷap aer kaddeḷọñtok ṃweiuk im ṃōñā jān aer kaddiwōjḷọk waini.   More goods and foods are imported than the copra that is exported. S6  

4. Eṃōj ṇe aṃ didwōjwōj (iddiwōjwōj).   You stop going out so frequently.  

5. Kōṃro ej diwōjḷọk wōt ak ekkoḷọk lowaan ṃōn wia eo.   We were going out when there was a crash inside the store. P163  

diwōjḷọk   {diywẹjḷakʷ}.   v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kadiwōjḷọk.   graduate.  

1. Ear kadduojḷọk jān U.H..   He graduated from the U.H..  

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do   {dẹw}.   Also mādo {maydẹw}.   n. al.; n. constr. doin.   net, large-meshed, bag-shaped, for washing arrowroot and soaking breadfruit.  

doebeb   {dewyebyeb}.   v. adj.; n. inal. doebebū; n. pers. ri-doebeb; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. doebeb.   meddlesome; mischievous.  

1. Ejjeḷọk wōt doebeb in ṇe ajri.   That's the most mischievous child I've ever seen.  

2. Kwōn jab doebeb im kōṃṃane injin ṇe bwe enaaj jorrāān.   Don't mess around with that engine and foul it up.  

dokweer   {dekʷeyer}.   a fish.  

dokwōj   {dekʷej}.   v. intr., v. caus. kōdokwōj tok/ḷọk/waj, v. distrib. dedokwōjkwōj (eddokwōjkwōj), v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   snap, as a branch.  

1. Ta eṇ ej dedokwōjkwōj (eddokwōjkwōj) buḷōn mar eṇ?   What causes the continual snapping (of branches) inside the bush?  

dọlel   {dawlel}.   Also dọọlol {dawalwel}, dọọlol {dawalwẹl}.   v. adj.; n. inal. dọlelū; v. caus. kōdọlel; n. pers. ri-dọlel.   serious illness; degenerate.  

1. Likao eṇ edọọlol.   He's really beyond help.  

dọlin   {dawlin}.   Also dọli {dawliy}.   From dọlel in {dawlel yin}|.   really; extremely; seriously.  

1. Edọli ṃōkaj tok.   It’s coming very fast. P1135  

2. Edọlin (dọlel in) bōt.   He's very naughty.  

3. Edọlin būroṃōj kōn men in.   He's really downhearted about the affair.  

doñ   {dẹgʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. doña; n. constr. doñan; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pelvis; movement of pelvis; hip.  

1. Ebwilọk doñan.   She broke her hip.  

2. Ejeḷā doñ.   She can really shake it.  

dọọj   {dawaj}.   Also dọ {daw}.   argue.  

1. Edọọj an ḷōṃaro kōnono ñan doon.   Their conversation is developing into an argument.  

dọọl   {dawal}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dọọle; n. constr. dọọlin.   dye.  

1. Lieṇ ear dọọle kooḷan bōran.   She dyed her hair.  

doom   {dewem}.   v. adj.; n. inal. doomū; v. caus. kōdoom; stat. adj. doom.   many, as a school of fish; teeming with.  

1. Baaṃle eo an ebwe an doom im rōpād i Likiep.   He had a very large family and they were all on Likiep. P35  

2. Edoom tōū eṇ i ar.   The lagoon beach is teeming with mackerel.  

doon₁   {dẹwẹn}.   v. intr., tr. doone.   sharp stick for husking coconuts; horn of an animal.  

1. Ej jañin dedek (eddek) an doon.   It hasn't grown a horn yet.  

2. Raar doone piik eo.   They killed the pig with a husking stick.  

doon₂   {dewen}.   v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   each other; one another.  

1. Ikar etal ippān kōṃro jipañ doon.   I went over and helped them. P1300  

2. Itok kōjro kōrwaan doon.   Come, let's keep each other company.  

doon₃   {dewen}.   n. inal. dooō.   subjects; followers.  

1. Doon wōn kwe?   Who is your chief? Or Whose side are you on?  

doonon   {dẹwẹnwẹn}.   From doon {dẹwẹn}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kōdoonon, tr. kadoonon(e); n. constr. doononin.   use a coconut husker.  

1. Jenaaj doonon eake ta?   What will we use for a husker?  

2. Kwōn kadoonon(e) kōn doon eo aṃ.   Let him use your coconut husker.  

3. Raar doonon kōn piik eo.   They used the pick as a husker.  

door   {dewer}.   transitive form of dedoor {dedewer}.  

douj   {dẹwij}.   v. adj.; n. inal. doujū; v. caus. stat. intr. r kaddoujuj, tr. kadouj; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to ship water; be overcrowded, of boats or vehicles (see kaddoujuj).  

1. Eitok ṇo eo em kadouj wa eo.   A wave covered the boat.  

2. Ejjeḷọk emaroñ bar uwe bwe edouj wa e.   No more can get on as this boat is overcrowded as it is.  

dọuk   {dawik}.   transitive form of dedọdo {dedawdẹw}.  

doulul   {dẹwilwil}.   Also douluul {dẹwiliwil}.   v. adj., tr. doululi; n. inal. doululū; v. caus. intr. kaddoulul, tr. kadoulul; stat. adj. doulul.   round; circle; club of people; organization; association.  

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du₁   {diw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. duū; v. caus. kadu.   boil; have convulsions; simmer.  

1. Edu bao eo.   The chicken is having convulsions.  

2. Edu dān eo.   The water is boiling.  

du₂   {diw}.   archaic.   gather to dance.  

dujebwābwe   {diwjebaybẹy}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kadujebwābwe, tr. kadujebwābweik; n. constr. dujebwābwein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mistake in performing a dance, song, or chant.  

1. Edujebwābwe jebwa eo.   The jebwa dance was fouled up.  

dujejjet   {diwjẹjjẹt}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. dujejjetū; v. caus. kadujejjet; n. constr. dujejjetin.   full to the brim.  

1. Ejjeḷam dujejjetiier.   They're overflowing.  

2. Kadujejjete bwe eaetok iaḷ in.   Fill it up because this is a long journey.  

dukwal   {dikʷal}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. dukwale; v. caus. kadukwal; n. constr. dukwalin.   bow one's head; bend.  

1. Kwōn kadukwale jidik bōraṃ bwe in lo ṃaan.   Bow your head a bit so I can see the front.  

dukwaḷ   {dikʷaḷ}.   slang.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dukwaḷe; n. constr. dukwaḷin.   punch; clenched fist; slug.  

1. Edukwaḷe.   He slugged him.  

2. Jab keroro bwe kwōnaaj dukwaḷ.   Shut up or you'll get a punch in the nose.  

dukwaḷ booḷoḷ   {dikʷaḷ beweḷweḷ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kadukwaḷ booḷoḷ; n. constr. dukwaḷ booḷoḷin.   a food; preserved breadfruit; cooked.  

dumej   {diwmẹj}.   Also didmej {didmẹj}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. dumeje; v. distrib. dumeje; n. constr. dumejin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   stake; picket.  

1. Kwōn dumeje eṃ nuknuk ṇe bwe en jab peḷḷọk.   Stake down the tent so it won't blow away.  

dunen   {diwnen}.   construct form of doon {dẹwẹn}.  

Dunen-eañ   {diwnen-yag}.   Also Liṃanṃan .   Polaris; called "husking stick of the north" as it stands motionless in the northern sky.  

duoj   {diwẹj}.   variant form of diwōj {diywẹj}.  

duuj   {diwij}.   v. intr.; n. inal. duujū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   stick in; insert; jab.  

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