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ka   {ka-}.   formant in place names.  

kā₁   {kay}.   these (things close to me); demonstrative, first person exclusive plural nonhuman.  

kā₂   {kay}.   n. inal. kea.   torso; figure; frame; trunk.  

1. Eṃṃan ān.   She has a good figure. He is well built.  

kā₃   {kay}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kāū; n. constr. kāin.   stiffness of a corpse.  

kā₄   {kay}.   turn; change; shift.  

1. Kōto in e iōñ.   The wind is shifting to the north.  

kā-   {kay-}.   Also ke- {key-}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kāḷọkū; v. caus. kōkāḷọk; n. pers. ri-kāḷọk; v. distrib. kōkālọklọk (ekkālọklọk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ride on a plane; fly; to spring; take-off; form of kōkāke {kekaykẹy} that combines with directional adverbs.  

1. Bao eo ekā lọk ke erro kar kepaak ḷọk Kapen eo.   The bird flew away as soon as they got close to the Captain. P1049  

2. Ej ṃōj aerro kōbooj wa eo ippān wab eo ak Jema ekālōñḷọk ñan ioon wab eo im iọkiọkwe armej rowōj.   As soon as they were done tying the boat to the pier Father jumped up onto the pier and started saying hello to everyone. P1345  

3. Ej ṃōj wōt an ba ijin ak ekālaḷtak im jok i lowa ijo kōmjel Jema im Kapen eo ej pād ie.   As soon as he said that he jumped down to where Dad, the Captain, and I were. P763  

4. Ejaam kāto-ketak kidu ṇe?   Why is the dog jumping about like that?  

5. Ikar kālaḷḷọk ñan ioon wa eo im pojak.   I jumped down into the boat and was ready to go. P475  

ka-   {ka-}.   Also ke-, kō-, ko- {ke-}.   causative prefix.  

kaab₁   {kahab}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kaabin.   gaff.  

1. Ebwilọk kaab eo kaabin wa eo.   The gaff of the sailboat is broken.  

kaab₂   {kahab}.   variant form of kōōb {kẹhẹb}.  

kaabraita   {kahabrahyitah}.   variant form of kaabreta {kahabreytah}.  

kaabreta   {kahabreytah}.   Also kaabraita {kahabrahyitah}.   From Engl.   carburetor.  

1. Ejorrāān kaabretain injin eo an.   His engine's carburetor is out of commission.  

kaadikdik   {kahadikdik}.   variant form of kadikdik {kadikdik}.  

kaaj   {kahaj}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kaajū; v. caus. kōkaaj; v. dir. caus. kōkaajtok/ḷọk/waj; v. distrib. kōkaajaj, (ekkaajaj); n. pers. rūkkaajaj; n. constr. kaajin.   play cards; playing cards.  

1. Ekkaajaj lowaan ṃweo.   There are lots of playing cards scattered inside the house.  

2. Etal im kaajtok.   Go and look for playing cards.  

3. Kaajin Jepaan.   Cards made in Japan.  

4. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej kaaj.   The men are playing cards.  

5. Rūkkaajaj eo ṇe.   He's is one of those who is always playing cards.  

kāāj₁   {kayaj}.   little stones used to make necklaces.  

kāāj₂   {kayaj}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkāāj; n. constr. kāājin.   hook; barb; gaff.  

1. Kāājin kabwebwe, kāājin ḷatippān, kāājin kadejo, kāājin kaṃōṃō, kāājin kōbwābwe, kāājin ilarak, etc.   Names of hooks for specific fish or types of fishing.  

kāāj in kabwebwe   {kayaj yin kabeybey}.   idiom.   slim-waisted and broad-shouldered.  

1. Likao eṇ ekāāj in kabwebwe.   That young man has a slim waist and broad shoulders.  

kāājāj   {kayajyaj}.   n. al.; n. constr. kāājājin.   big shot; dignitary; person who is notable; VIP.  

1. Ebooḷ baḷuun eo kōn kāājāj.   The plane was loaded with dignitaries.  

kāājej   {kayajyej}.   really.  

Kāājejen-Tūṃur   {kayajyejen-tiṃirʷ}.   a constellation; stars in Scorpius; theta, eta, zeta, mu, epsilon; the torso of Tūṃur.  

kāājin   see kāāj.  

kaajiriri   {kahajiriyriy}.   Also kōkkaajiriri {kekkahajiriyriy}, kaajjiriri {kahajjiriyriy}, kōkajiriri {kekahjiriyriy}, kōkaajjiriri {kekahajjiriyriy}.   v. intr., tr. kaajiririik; n. inal. kaajiririū; v. caus. kōkaajiriri; n. pers. ri-kaajiriri; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   raise children; adopt children; babysit; nurture; nurse a baby (or a situation).  

1. Ekaajjiriri leḷḷap eo ippān kōrā eo nejin.   The old lady helps her daugher with her children.  

2. Kwomaroñ ke itok kaajjiriri buñniin?   Could you come and babysit tonight?  

3. Raar kaajjiririiki ajiri eṇ.   They adopted the child.  

4. Raar kaajjiririiki jān ke ear dik.   They nursed the baby since he was born.  

5. Ri-kaajjiriri eo amro eṇ.   That's our hired baby sitter.  

kaajliiñ   {kahajliyig}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kaajliiñin.   empty gasoline barrel; oil drum, 50-gallon.  

1. Kaajliiñ in karjin.   Barrel of kerosene.  

2. Kaajliiñ in kiaj.   Barrel of gasoline.  

3. Kwōn teiñ kaajliiñ ṇe kōn aebōj.   Fill the empty barrel with water.  

kāājrabōl   {kayajrabel}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kāājrabōle; n. pers. ri-kāājrabōl; n. constr. kāājrabōlin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, pole or line fishing using no bait but simply jerking the line in the hope of hooking a fish by chance.  

1. Kwōmaroñ ke kāājrabōle tok juon mọọrū mamo?   Could you hook me a sardine for bait?  

kaak   {kahak}.   variant form of jọṃur {jawṃirʷ}.  

kaal   {kahal}.   transitive form of kōkaal {kekahal}.  

kāāl   {kayal}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kāālū; v. caus. intr. kōkkāāl, tr. kōkāāl; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kāleel, kāālel.   new; fresh.  

1. Aolep jibboñ im jota, ej iien eakto jekaro im kōkkāāl jeib.   Every morning and evening the jekaro should be unloaded and the bottle renewed. S19  

2. Ej juon men ekar kāāl ippa.   This was a new feeling for me. P654  

kaaḷapḷap   {kahaḷapḷap}.   From aḷap {haḷap}|.   respect elders.  

1. Ejeḷā kaaḷapḷap.   He knows how to respect elders.  

kaallo   {kahallẹw}.   a fish.  

kāālōt   {kayalet}.   transitive form of kōkāālel {kekayalyẹl}.  

kaalwōjwōj   {kahalwẹjwẹj}.   Also kaloojoj {kahlẹwẹjwẹj}.   From alwōj {halwẹj}|.   exhibit; show.  

1. Jikin kaalwōjwōj.   Museum. Fair.  

kāām   {kayam}.   From Engl. camp.   n. al.; n. pers. ri-kāām; n. constr. kāāmin.   camp; low-cost housing.  

kaaṃaṃ   see aṃaṃ.  

Kāām-anij   {kayam-hanij}.   a constellation; stars in Ursa Major; mu and lambda.  

Kāām-armej   {kayam-harmej}.   a constellation; stars in Ursa Major; theta, chi(or kappa), iota.  

kāāṃbōj   {kayaṃbej}.   From Engl.   campus.  

1. Eḷap peḷaakin kāāṃbōj eṇ an U.H..   The U.H. has a big campus.  

kaamijak   {kahamijak}.   variant form of kaammijak {kahammijak}.  

Kāām-kaṇ   {kayam-kaṇ}.   the constellations Kāām-anij and Kāām-armej.  

kaammeọeo   {kahammeyawyẹw}.   Also kammeọeo {kammeyawyẹw}, kōmmeọeo {kemmeyawyẹw}.   v. adj., tr. kaammeọeouk; n. pers. ri-kaammeọeo.   cheat.  

1. E ej juon ri-kaammeọeo.   He is a cheater.  

2. Raar kaameọeoiki.   They cheated him.  

3. Raar peọọt peba eo an kōn an kaammeọeo.   They tore up his paper because he was cheating.  

kaammijak   {kahammijak}.   Also kaamijak {kahamijak}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kaammijakū; v. tr. kaamijake.   horrible; frightening; terrifying.  

1. Ekaamijak ṃupi eo.   The movie was scarey.  

2. Ekaammijak pija in tiṃoṇ eo.   The ghost movie is very scary.  

3. Eḷap an kaammijak pija eo.   The movie was very scary.  

4. Elukkuun kaammijak an kattōr.   His driving is frightening.  

5. Kwōn jab kaamijake.   Don't make him scared.  

6. Pija eo eḷap an kaammijak.   The movie was terrifying.  

7. Turin mejān ekaammijak.   His face looks horrible.  

kaaṃtō   {kahaṃteh}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. kaaṃtōūk; n. inal. kaaṃtōū; n. pers. ri-kaaṃtō; n. constr. kaaṃtōin.   carpenter; carpentry.  

1. Ālikin an kaaṃtōūki eḷak memaan ilo aba eṇ Kuajleen emmejaja ṇa ioon dān.   After he repaired it, he anchored it in the Kwajalein harbor, and it looked very beautiful on the water. P14  

2. Kaaṃtō in Japan.   He is a Japanese carpenter.  

3. Kaaṃtōūk ṃōk men ṇe.   Fix that thing.  

4. Ḷeeṇ ej juon iaan ri-kaaṃtō ro rejeḷā kaaṃtō.   That man is one of the good carpenters.  

5. Pukottok juon kaaṃtō bwe en kaaṃtōik ḷakōr ṇe.   Look for a carpenter to make the locker.  

kaan   {kahan}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. kaanin.   fuel; use as fuel.  

1. “Rej ba kwōn ṃōkaj bwe ejako ekun injin e bwe emaat kaan.”   They said hurry up because the fuel is almost empty and the engine is going to shut off.” P575  

2. Aelōñ kein ad leladikdik wōt raan ñan raan kōn men in jeban aikuj kaan waan aelōñ kein ad.   It’s breezy enough every day that we don’t even need to use fuel. P858  

3. Emaat kaan kijek eṇ.   That fire doesn't have any more fuel.  

4. Emaat kaan wa eo.   The boat ran out of fuel.  

5. Injin e kaan tijeḷ.   This motor runs on diesel.  

6. Kab ke juon raan enaaj tōtōr im maat kaan injin otemjej i laḷ in.   Some day, there won’t be any fuel left at all. P860  

kāān₁   {kayan}.   Also kein {kẹyin}, jekāān.   trunk of a tree; torso of a person; tree; construct form of kea-, kā.  

1. Ejjeḷọk kāān wāto eṇ.   There are no trees on that tract.  

2. Kein bōb.   Trunk of a pandanus tree.  

3. Kein mā.   Trunk of a breadfruit tree.  

4. Kein ni.   Trunk of a coconut tree.  

kāān₂   {kayan}.   From Engl.   can; container made of metal.  

1. “Bojin e, kwōjeḷā ke ej jab kāānin kiaj men eo kwaar letok,” Jema eba ke ej rome baib eo ekar jeḷate.   Mr. Boatswain, that wasn’t a gas can you gave me,” Father said as he shined a light on the pipe he had removed. P625  

2. Raij im pilawā, jukwa, im ṃōñā ko jet ilo kāān rej itok jān Amedka, Aujterelia, kab Jepaan.   Rice and flour, sugar and other foods in cans come from America, Australia, and Japan. S6  

kāāñ   {kayag}.   From Engl.   gang.  

1. Kwōn etal ippān kāāñ eṇ ṃōttaṃ.   Go join your own gang.  

kaane   {kahaney}.   transitive form of kōkaan {kekahan}.  

kāānjeḷ   {kayanjeḷ}.   From Engl.   v. intr., tr. kāānjeḷe.   cancel.  

1. Raar kāānjeḷe kukure (ikkure) eo kōn an wōt.   The game was cancelled on account of the rain.  

kāāntōḷ₁   {kayanteḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kāāntōḷe; v. caus. kōkāāntōḷ; n. constr. kāāntōḷin.   candle.  

1. Kwōn kāāntōḷe.   Melt some of the candle on it.  

kāāntōḷ₂   {kayanteḷ}.   a fish.  

kāāp   {kayap}.   n. al.; n. constr. kāāpin.   trigger.  

kaapooḷ   {kahapeweḷ}.   variant form of kōpooḷ {kepeweḷ}.  

kaar₁   {kahar}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkaar; v. distrib. kōkaarar (ekkaarar), kōkaarōr (ekkaarōr) n. constr. kaarin.   a plant, tree, Premna corymbosa (Burm. F.) Rottl. + Willd. Var. Obtusifolia (R. Br.) Fletcher.  

kaar₂   {kahar}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kaarin.   car.  

1. Kaarin ia ṇe waaṃ?   Where was your car made?  

kaarar   {kaharhar}.   From kaar {kahar}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kaararū; v. caus. intr. kōkaarar, tr. kōkaarare; n. constr. kaararin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   drive a car.  

1. Kwōj kaarar ḷọk ñan ia?   Where are you driving the car?  

kaarmejjet   {kaharmẹjjet}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaarmejjete; n. inal. kaarmejjetū; v. caus. kōkaarmejjet; n. pers. ri-kaarmejjet; n. constr. kaarmejjetn; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   deny; disavow; repudiate; defy; renounce; abjure; refuse to recognize.  

1. Ear kaarmejjete kalliṃur in pālele ko an.   He defied his marriage vows.  

2. Koṃwin katak kaarmejjete kōṇaan ko an kanniōk.   You must learn to renounce the temptations of the flesh.  

3. Pita ear kaarmejjete Jijej.   Peter denied Jesus.  

kaat   {kahat}.   variant form of katin {katin}.  

kaatat₁   {kahathat}.   Also pitpit .   prepare bait.  

kaatat₂   {kahathat}.   a plant.  

kāātet   {kayatyẹt}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kāātete; n. pers. ri-kāātet; n. constr. kāātetin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sniff around; trace scent; smell; sniff; snuff.  

1. Kidu ko raar kāātet nemān ri-kalbuuj eo.   The dogs traced the scent of the fugitive.  

2. Ta ṇe kwōj kāātete nemān.   What are you sniffing?  

kaattilekek   {kahattilyẹkyẹk}.   variant form of kaattilōklōk {kahattilẹklẹk}; causative form of tilekek {tilyẹkyẹk}.  

kaattilōklōk   {kahattilẹklẹk}.   Dial. E only; see kūttiliek {kittiliyẹk}.   Also kaattileklek {kahattilyẹkyẹk}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kaattilōklōkū; v. caus. kōkaattilōklōk; n. pers. ri-kaattilōklōk; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a game, hide-and-seek; lurk; hide.  

1. Ekaattilōklōk ḷadik eo jān jinen.   The boy is hiding from his mother.  

2. Ta ṇe kwōj kaattilōklōk jāne?   What are you hiding from?  

kaatuwe   {kahatiwey}.   causative transitive form of ato {hatẹw}.  

kab₁   {kab}.   v. aux.   and; too; also; just; finally.  

1. “Kwōj ba jekab naaj maroñ kōbaatat wōt iñak ñāāt.   You're saying we won't be able to smoke until I don't know when." P773  

2. Baaṃle eo an ebarāinwōt pād i Likiep im juon eo nejin ḷaddik ej kab ḷotak.   His family also was on Likiep, and his son had just been born. P42  

3. Ej kab jejjet.   It's finally correct.  

4. Ej kab wōt.   It finally started to rain.  

5. Kab bar kwe, kwōn kab itok.   You come too.  

6. Kwōn kab itok.   Come when you can.  

kab₂   {kab}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kabin, kabwin.   cup; drinking glass.  

1. Ijujen bar kwaḷọk juon kabwin idaak kọpe im door kadede ṇa ijo ñan an itōn kōjerbale.   Consequently, I got another cup for drinking coffee and put it down so he could use it. P271  

2. Kabin Amedka.   Cup made in America.  

kab₃   {kab}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kabū.   paddle a canoe so as to hold it against current.  

kabaj₁   {kahbaj}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkabaj; n. constr. kabajin.   a bird, reef heron, Egretta sacra crane.  

1. Ḷadik ro raṇ rej kabaj.   The boys are looking for cranes.  

2. Ruo eṇ kabaj ioon ṇa eṇ.   There are two cranes on the shoal/reef.  

kabaj₂   {kahbaj}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kabaje; n. constr. kabajin.   crane, mechanical.  

1. Rej kabaje injin eṇ jān lowaan wa eṇ.   They're using the crane to take the engine out of that ship.  

Kabaj₃   {kahbaj}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkabaj; n. constr. Kabajin.   a plant, pandanus cultigen; Rongelap.  

kabba   {kabbah}.   Also kōbba {kebbah}.   From Japn. kappa (カッパ) (from Portuguese capa "cape").   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kabbaik; n. constr. kabbain.   raincoat; overcoat; canvas cover.  

1. Ekōbba waini eo.   The copra is covered up.  

2. Kōbba in ia ṇe?   Where is the canvas cover from?  

3. Kōṃwin kabbaik waini kaṇe bwe ren jab ṃōḷọwi.   Cover the copra so it won't get wet.  

kabbil   {kabbil}.   Also kabbwil.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kabbilū; n. constr. kabbilin; stat. adj. kabbil..   dandy; ingrate; arrogant; show-off; pride; stuck-up.  

1. Ekabbil ñan ak iar kaḷe.   He's such an ingrate but I'm the one who put him ahead.  

2. Kabbwil men eṇ.   He's a dandy.  

kabbōjrak   {kabbẹjrak}.   Idiom.   From bōjrak {bẹjrak}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kabbōjrak; n. constr. kabbōjrakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   return gift; hold on to keep from falling; reciprocating of gifts.  

1. Irooj ear kabbōjrak ke raar eọjōk ñane.   The chief gave gifts in return for the food they brought him.  

2. Ñe rej kaṃḷo ñan eok kwōj aikuj kabbōjrak.   When you are being honored at a feast, you should give away little presents to show your appreciation.  

kabbok₁   {kabbẹkʷ}.   Dial. E, W: elme {yelmey}   breadfruit flower.  

kabbok₂   {kabbẹkʷ}.   v. intr., tr. kabboke.   cut tree trunk into pieces, as breadfruit for making canoe.  

1. Ej kabboke wōjke eṇ.   He's cutting up that tree.  

kabbok₃   {kabbẹkʷ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkabbok; n. constr. kabbokin.   a plant, Asclepias curassavica (Ebon).  

kabbōk   {kabbẹk}.   variant form of tōbak {tebak}.  

kabbokbok   {kabbẹkʷbẹkʷ}.   v. intr., tr. kabbukwe; n. inal. kabbokbokū; n. pers. ri-kabbokbok; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   clap hands; applaud; applause; firecracker; ovation.  

1. Kwaar lo ke kabbokbok eo aō?   Did you see my firecracker anywhere?  

2. Raar kabbukwe kōn jipiij eo an eṃṃan.   The applauded him for his good speech.  

kabbōl   {kabbẹl}.   transitive form of kabōlbōl {kabẹlbẹl}.  

1. Kabbōle ṃōṇe bwe emarok.   Put the light on in the house because it's dark inside.  

2. Ḷadik eo ekabbōle teeñki eo an.   The boy has his flashlight on.  

kabbukwe   {kabbikʷey}.   transitive form of kabbokbok {kabbẹkʷbẹkʷ}.  

1. Rar kabbukwe ke ej ṃōj an jipiij.   They gave him a big hand after he made his speech.  

kabbūroṃōjṃōj   {kabbirẹwṃẹjṃẹj}.   Also kabūroṃōjṃōj {kabirẹwṃẹjṃẹj}.   From būroṃōj {birẹwṃẹj}|.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kabbūroṃōjṃōjū; n. pers. ri-kabbūroṃōjṃōj; n. constr. kabbūroṃōjṃōjin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sorrowful; saddening; pitiful; pathetic.  

1. Ekabbūroṃōjṃōj wāween jab eo.   That was a pathetic situation.  

2. Ekabūroṃōjṃōj kōn an jako jinen im jemān.   His being an orphan is pathetic.  

3. Pija eo ekaburoṃōjṃōj.   The movie is a sad one.  

kabbwe   {kabbey}.   Also kabbe.   v. intr., tr. kabbweik; n. inal. kabbweū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tack canoe to leeward; sail westward; sail with the wind.  

1. “Juon ilo rojak ṇe ak juon ilo toon kabbwe ṇe.”   One of you at the lower spar of the sail and one at the rope for tacking leeward.” P907  

2. Ekabbwe ḷọk ñan to eṇ.   It sails downwind/westward to the pass.  

3. Ekabbwe wa eo.   The boat sailed with the wind.  

4. Kabbweik wa ṇe.   Have the boat sail with the wind.  

kabkab   {kabkab}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kabkabū; v. caus. intr. kōkabkab, tr. kōkabkabe; n. constr. kabkabin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   use a cup.  

1. Imaroñ ke kabkab kōn kab ṇe ñiiṃ?   May I use your cup?  

kabkūbjer   {kabkibjẹr}.   archaic.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kabkūbjere; n. pers. ri-kabkūbjer; n. constr. kabkūbjerin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   advise someone to lead a conventionally good clean life.  

1. Iar kabkūbjere em ṃōk ak kōn an kar bōd katakini eban ṃōṃan (eṃṃan).   I gave him all the advice I could but he's been so spoiled that I doubt if he'll ever reform.  

kabkūbwijer   {kabkibijer}.   distributive form of kabwijer {kabijer}.  

kabna   {kabnah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kabnain.   governor.  

1. Kabna eo ad ṇe.   That's our governor.  

2. Kabnain injin eṇ men ṇe.   That governor belongs to that engine.  

kabodān₁   {kabẹwdan}.   Also kōbodān {kebewdan}.   v. intr., tr. kabodāne; n. inal. kabodānū; v. caus. kōkabodān; n. pers. ri-kabodān; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   dilute; mix with water; mix.  

1. Ekabodān aebōj e ippān jọọḷ.   The water is diluted with salt water.  

2. Ekabodān an kajin pālle.   He mixes his talk in English.  

3. Eṃōj kabodāne jekaro eo.   That toddy has been diluted.  

4. Enañin kabodān ke jekaro ṇe?   Hasn't that toddy been diluted yet?  

5. Komaroñ ke kabodāne tok jekaro e?   Could you please dilute the toddy for me?  

kabodān₂   {kabẹwdan}.   Also kōbodān {kebewdan}.   v. intr.; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mix sail power with engine power.  

1. Wa eṇ ej kabodān.   The boat is using both its sails and its engine.  

kabōlbōl₁   {kabẹlbẹl}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kabbōl; n. inal. kabōlbōlū; v. caus. kōkabōlbōl; n. constr. kabōlbōlin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bright; shining.  

1. Ej kabōlbōl mejān ilo boñ.   It's eyes shine at night.  

2. Ta eṇ ej kabōlbōltok.   What is that thing shining this way?  

3. Ta, wa men eṇ ej kabōlbōltok ke?   Is that a ship that is shining a light over there?  

4. Wa men eṇ ekabōlbōl.   That is a light from a ship.  

kabōlbōl₂   {kabẹlbẹl}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. kabōlbōlin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   shine in the distance; twinkle, as stars; glow.  

1. Ej baj to, eḷọk em bar kabōlbōl iju.   After a while, the rain stopped and the stars came out again.  

2. Iar lo juon meram ej kabōlbōl.   I saw a light shining in the distance.  

kabōllaḷ   {kabẹllaḷ}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kabōllaḷū; n. pers. ri-kabōllaḷ; n. constr. kabōllaḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a grandstander; a dandy; show-off.  

1. Aḷe, ekabōllaḷ wōt.   Man, he's such a grandstander.  

2. kabōllaḷ men raṇ.   They're notorious for putting on airs.  

kāboṇ   {kaybeṇʷ}.   variant form of kāpoon {kaypewen}.  

kabro   {kabrẹw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkabro; v. dir. caus. kōkabrotok/ḷọk/waj; n. caus. pers. ri-kōkabro; v. distrib. kōkabroro (ekkabroro); n. constr. kabroin.   a fish, rock cod, Anyperodon leucogrammicus.  

1. Eḷap an kabroro likin Ḷoora.   There are lots of groupers on the oceanside of Laura.  

2. Ḷōṃaro remoot in kabro tok.   The men went out to fish for groupers.  

kabroñḷọk   {kabregʷḷakʷ}.   warn.  

kabuñ   {kabigʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kabuñ; n. constr. kabuñn.   worship; religion; adoration; rite.  

1. Ekabuñ ñan ekōjab.   He's praying for idols.  

2. Elōñ kain kabuñ kiiō ilo Ṃajōḷ.   There are many different denominations in the Marshalls nowadays.  

3. Jabōt raan in kabuñ.   Sunday is a day of worship.  

4. Kabuñ ta ṇe aṃ?   What is your religion?  

5. Likao eṇ ej kabuñ wōt.   He's still a catechumen.  

kabuñpet   {kabigʷpẹt}.   Dial. E, W: juel {jiwyẹl}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kabuñpet; n. constr. kabuñpetin.   intuition and knowledge possessed by certain expert Marshallese navigators using traditional methods.  

1. Kōn an jeḷā kabuñpet emaroñ pād ilowaan juon wa im jeḷā ke ebōd kooj eo an.   Because he possesses the intuition and knowledge of Marshallese navigation, he can sense that a boat is off its course even while he's inside the boat.  

kabūrōrō   {kabirehreh}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. distrib. kōkabūrōrō (ekkabūrōrō); n. constr. kabūrōrōin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wide-eyed; eyes wide open.  

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

2. Ear kabūrōrō ke ij ba ejorrāān wa eo waan.   His eyes went wide when I told him his car had broken down.  

3. Ekkabūrōrō Eaṃōṇ.   Herman is always wide-eyed.  

4. Kwōn jab kabūrōrōik tok mejaṃ.   Don't widen your eyes at me.  

5. Kwōn jipañe kabūrōrōik mejān.   Help him get his eyes open.  

kabūt   {kabit}.   n. al.; n. constr. kabtōn, kabte.   prepare bait from a plant.  

kabwijer₁   {kabijer}.   v. intr., tr. kabwijere; n. inal. kabwijerū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.bōjrak).   take by the hand; hold; control.  

1. “Inaaj jibwe jabōn rej deḷọñ tok innem kwōnaaj jibwe jabōn jab ṇe ippaṃ im kabwijere laḷ waj.”   I am going to hold one end of the boards and put them inside; then you grab the other side and pass them down.” P744  

2. Ijujen kabwijer tok pein im kōṃro iọkiọkwe doon.   I took his hand and we said goodbye. P473  

3. Kwōn kabwijere bwe enaaj buñ.   Hold him because he'll fall.  

4. Kwōn kabwijertok bok ṇe.   Hand me that book.  

5. Ta ṇe kwōj kabwijere?   What are holding?  

6. Tony ear kabwijerḷọk niñniñ eo ñan jinen ke ej kōnono wōt.   Tony carried the baby to its mother while she was still talking.  

7. Wōn eṇ ej kabwijer jebwe eṇ?   Who's controlling the wheel?  

kabwijer₂   {kabijer}.   v. intr.; v. distrib. kabkūbwijer; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   keep a canoe or boat full-sailing.  

1. Kwōn kabkūbwijer ḷọk wa ṇe.   Keep the sail of the canoe full there.  

kabwijer doon   {kabijer dewen}.   variant form of jibwe doon {jibey dewen}.  

1. Ḷōṃaro raar kabwijer doon.   The men fought.  

kabwijeran   {kabijeran}.   customary reimbursement given by anyone in return or exchange for food, living, or payment for medicine or priest-craft; foods prepared for visitors before their arrival.  

kabwijlōñ   {kabijlẹg}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkabwijlōñ; n. constr. kabwijlōñin.   a plant, Soulamea amara Lam. (Simarubaceae); A large, simple-leaved shrub of the beaches. leaves approach 6" in length. n.  

kabwil   {kabil}.   v. intr., tr. kabwili; n. inal. kabwilū; n. pers. ri-kabwil; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, fishing with a torch; slash with machete.  

1. Ekabwil Alfred.   Alfred went fishing with a torch.  

2. Imaroñ kabwili eok kōn jāje e.   I can slash you with this machete.  

3. Lale bwe imaroñ jirillọk im kabwili eok kōn jāje e.   Watch out because I might accidentally slash you with this machete.  

4. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej kabwil ilik.   The men are fishing with torches on the reef at the ocean side.  

kābwil   {kaybil}.   Also kiabōl {kiyahbẹl}.   baby birds.  

kabwilọklọk māj   {kabilakʷlakʷ maj}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. constr. kabwilọklọk mājin.   causing public embarrassment; scandalize; hurt feelings of some by showing favoritism to others.  

1. Ekabwilọklọk māj ad naajdik wōt Ḷajiḷap ak jej jab naajdik Jeeklik.   Our support of Ḷajiḷap but not of Jeeklik is causing hurt feelings.  

2. Eḷap an kabwilọklọk māj kōn an ire kōrā.   He caused great public embarrassment by beating his wife.  

kabwilōñe   {kabilegey}.   transitive form of kabwilōñlōñ {kabilegleg}.  

kabwilōñlōñ   {kabilegleg}.   v. adj., tr. kabwilōñe; n. inal. kabwilōñlōñū; v. caus. kōkabwilōñlōñ; n. pers. ri-kabwilōñlōñ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   amazing; surprising; astonishing; astounding.  

1. “Ekabwilōñlōñ wōt in wāween,” Jema ebaj bwilōñ im ba.   That was astounding,” Father said with amazement. P1156  

2. Ekabwilōñlōñ wōt tiṃa kōn an kilep.   The size of the ship is amazing.  

3. Eḷap an kabwilōñlōñ tiṃa eṇ ear potok.   Everyone is amazed by that ship that arrived.  

4. Etao kar lukkuun ri-nana im maroñ ko an rōkanooj in kabwilōñlōñ.   Etao was a real rascal and his powers were amazing. S13  

5. Ṃool ke kwe juon kōrā kabwilōñlōñ.   It's true that you are a Wonderwoman / an impossible woman.  

6. Tūreep eo an ñan Amedka ear kabwilōñe leḷḷap eo.   Her trip to America amazed the old lady.  

kad   {kad}.   transitive form of kadkad {kadkad}.  

1. Ta ṇe kwōj kadeḷọk?   What are you throwing missiles at.  

kaddejdej   {kaddejdej}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaddejdeje; v. caus. kōkaddejdej; n. pers. ri-kaddejdej; n. constr. kaddejdejin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to tire a fish after it is hooked.  

1. Kaddejdeje ṃokta jān aṃ tōbwe.   Let it tire before you haul it in.  

2. Kōjparok aṃ kadejdeje ek ṇe bwe en jab ḷorak.   Be careful while tiring the fish so it won't get entangled with a coral head.  

3. Ri-kaddejdej eo ṇe ñe ej eọñwōd.   He is the one who always tires the fish before hauling it in.  

kaddikdik   {kaddikdik}.   reduce; shrink.  

1. Eaikuj kaddikdikḷọk nuknuk kaṇ an bwe reḷḷap.   She has to shrink her dresses because they are too loose for her.  

2. Iaikuj kaddikdik bwe eḷap tebu.   I have to reduce because I'm overweight.  

kaddipenpen   {kaddiypẹnpẹn}.   From dipen {diypẹn}|.   n. al.; n. pers. ri-kaddipenpen; n. constr. kaddipenpenin.   lift weights to build up body.  

1. Edipen kōn an kaddipenpen.   He is strong because of his lifting weights.  

2. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej kaddipenpen.   The men are lifting weights.  

3. Ri-kaddipenpen.   The weight-lifter.  

4. Ta eṇ ej kadipene?   What makes him so strong?  

kaddoḷ   {kaddeḷʷ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkaddoḷ; n. constr. kaddoḷin.   a shell, Neritidae Puperita japonica or Amphinerita polita sea snail, top shell.  

1. Rej kaddoḷ.   They are looking for kaddoḷ shells  

kaddoujuj   {kaddẹwijwij}.   From douj {dẹwij} |"ship water".   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. kaddoujujin.   space-filling.  

1. Bōk wōt kobban dimwūj kaṇe bwe ekaddoujuj aded kaṇe.   Just take the meat out of the clams because the shells will only be (undesirable) added weight.  

2. Ejab maattok rukkure ro bwe raalwōj ro rouwe em kaddoujuj.   Not all the players came because the spectators got on and took up all the room.  

kade   {kadey}.   transitive form of kadkad {kadkad}.  

1. Jab kade bao eṇ.   Don't throw stones at that chicken.  

kadede   see dede. completed.  

kadek   {kadek}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. kadeke; n. inal. kadekū; v. caus. kōkadek; n. pers. ri-kadek; v. distrib. kōkdekdek (ekkadekdek); n. constr. kadekin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   intoxicating; drunk; poisonous, of fish; intoxicated; inebriated.  

1. Ekadek ḷọk jān ṃokta.   He is getting drunk more often than before.  

2. Ekadeke pia eo.   He got drunk from the beer.  

3. Ewae in likin Mājro jej kadeke.   The ewae from the ocean side of Majuro is poisonous.  

4. Iar kadeke ek eo.   I got poisoned by the fish.  

5. Kar kadek tata Toni ilo bade eo.   Tony was the most intoxicated at the party.  

6. Ḷeo ekkadekdek eṇ.   That fellow is always drunk.  

7. Ri-kadek ro raṇ rej ire.   The drunks are fighting.  

8. Wōn eṇ ear kadek ḷadik eṇ?   Who made the boy get drunk?  

kadeọeo   {kahdeyawyẹw}.   Dial. E only; see kauḷaḷo {kahwiwḷaḷẹw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkadeọeo, kōkadeọeouk; n. constr. kadeọeoin.   spider; cobwebs.  

1. Ear kadeọeouk tōptōp eo.   He got the cobwebs off the chest.  

kādik   {kaydik}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kādikū; v. caus. kōkādik; n. pers. ri-kādik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   small waisted; petite; slender; slim.  

kadik   see dik. small.  

kadikdik   {kadikdik}.   Also kaadikdik {kahadikdik}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kadikdikū; v. caus. intr. kōkadikdik, tr. kōkadikdiki; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   slow; take it easy; ease something.  

1. Kaar eo eṇ ekadikdikḷọk.   The car is slowing down.  

2. Kwōn kadikdik tok ilo aṃ ettōr tok.   You should be slowing down as you drive this way.  

3. Kwōn kadikdik aṃ ekkonono.   Don't talk too loudly.  

4. Kwōn kadikdiki (ekkadikdiki) kadikdiki ḷadik ṇe bwe enaaj bwilọk diin.   Take it easy with that boy or you'll break (one of) his bones.  

5. Kwōn kadikdiki wa ṇe.   Slow the car down.  

6. Ñe kwōj tōtōr (ettōr) iturun aujpitōḷ kwōj aikuj kadikdik.   Slow down when you drive by a hospital.  

kādikdik   {kaydikdik}.   n. al.; n. constr. kādikdikin.   frame of a house.  

1. Enañin kōṃṃan ke kādikdikin ṃweeṇ?   Has the frame for the house been fixed?  

kadjo   {kadjew}.   Also karōjo {karejew}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kadjouk(i); v. caus. kōkadjo; n. pers. ri-kadjo; n. constr. kadjoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, pole fishing for goatfish; causative form of jo 'goatfish'.  

1. Bwā in kadjo.   Fishing pole for kadjo.  

2. Ekadjo ḷōḷḷap eo.   The old man is fishing for goat fish.  

3. Ewōr ke aṃ mọọr in kadjo.   Do you have bait for kadjo?  

4. Ia eo ear kadjouk eok ie?   Where did he take you pole fishing for goatfish?  

5. Iar kadjouki ilo jikin eọñōd eṇ makmake.   I caught this goatfish at my favorite fishing spot.  

6. Kwomọọre ke kōn mọọrin kadjo?   Do you have enough bait for kadjo?  

7. Ri-kadjo eo eṇ.   He is expert in the kadjo fishing method.  

kadkad₁   {kadkad}.   v. intr., tr. kad(e); n. inal. kadkadū; n. pers. ri-kadkad; v. distrib. kōkadkade (ekkadkade); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   throw; pitch; large stone used as an anchor.  

1. Kwōn jab kadkade (ekkadkade) bao eṇ.   Don't keep throwing stones at that bird.  

2. Kwōn kade bao eṇ.   Throw something at that bird.  

3. Kwōn kadkad ḷọk ñan lik.   Throw stones toward the ocean side.  

4. Pukottok juon an kōrkōr in waarro kadkad.   Find a big stone for an anchor for our outrigger canoe.  

5. Ri-kadkad eo an teem eṇ.   He is the pitcher for that team.  

6. Ta ṇe kwōj kadkade (ekkadkade)?   What do you keep throwing stones at?  

7. Wōn ṇe ej kadkad ñan kumi ṇe?   Who is the pitcher on your team?  

kadkad₂   {kadkad}.   Also kad .   v. intr., tr. kadkade; n. inal. kadkadū; v. caus. kōkadkad; n. pers. ri-kadkad; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, use throwing net.  

1. Ettōū eo eṇ rej kad ṇa iaar.   They are throwing nets at the school of mackeral on the lagoon side.  

2. Juon iaan ri-kadkad ro ekar ejjeḷọk koṇan.   One of the fishermen who threw nets did not catch any fish.  

3. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej ok kadkad iaar.   The men are fishing by throwing nets at the lagoon side.  

4. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej ok kadkad ḷọk iaar ḷọk.   The men are fishing by throwing nets along the shore.  

kadkad₃   {kadkad}.   n. inal. kadkadū.   family relationship; position; status; description; contents (of a book); genealogy; pedigree.  

1. Ewi kadkadiṃ ñan ḷeeṇ?   What is you relationship to that man?  

2. Kadkadiṃ ñan kōrā eṇ, ej jinen eṇ.   Your relationship to that woman is that she is your mother.  

kadkad₄   {kadkad}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kade; n. pers. ri-kadkad; n. constr. kadkadin.   bloodletting; phlebotomy.  

1. Ej kadkad kōn ñiin pako.   He lets blood with shark teeth.  

2. Eḷap an aḷap kōjerbal kadkad ñan nañinmej kaṇ aer.   Older people often resort to bloodletting to cure their ailments.  

3. Ruuno eo ear kade ri-nañinmej eo.   The medicine man treated the sick man by bloodletting.  

kadkadajaj   {kadkadhajhaj}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kadkadajaj; n. constr. kadkadajajin.   attempt the impossible; push one's luck.  

1. Kwōn jab kadkadajaj bwe eanitta.   Don't try him because he's a voodoo expert.  

2. Rūtto ro rōkein ba jab kadkadajaj bwe enaaj or jerata.   The old folks used to say to never attempt the impossible or sorry consequences might follow.  

kadkadmootot   {kadkadmewetwet}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kadkadmootot; n. constr. kadkadmoototin.   neglect one's primary responsibility.  

1. Eḷaññe juon ṃōṃaan (eṃṃaan) ej jab lale bwe en tōprak aikuj ko an baaṃle eo an ṃokta jān an lale ro jet, ej kadkadmootot.   If a man doesn't make sure that his family's needs are met before he helps others, we say he's neglecting his primary responsibilities.  

2. Eḷaññe juon ṃōṃaan (eṃṃaan) ej jab lale bwe en tōprak aikuj ko an baaṃle eo an ṃokta jān an lale ro jet, ej kadkadmootot.   If a man doesn't make sure that his family's needs are met before he helps others, we say he's neglecting his primary responsibilities.  

kadu   {kadiw}.   Also kanu {kaniw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kaduū; v. caus. intr. kōkkaddudu, tr. kōkaduuk; n. pers. ri-kadu; v. distrib. kōkadudu (ekkadudu), kōkadu (ekkadu); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kōkadudu (ekkadudu).   short; brief.  

1. “Ekadu ke?”   Is that a short time?” P1328  

2. Ekadu meto jab in.”   It’s a short trip.” P97  

3. Ekkadu armijen Jepaan.   Most Japanese people are short  

4. Eṃōj kōkkaduduik ujooj eo.   The grass has been trimmed short.  

5. Kwomaroñ ke kaduuk (ekkaduuk) ḷọk nuknuk ṇe aṃ?   Could you shorten your dress?  

6. Lio ekkadu an nuknuk eṇ.   She always wears short skirts.  

7. Ḷōkkadudu eo ṇe tok.   There comes Shorty.  

8. Ri-kadu ro raṇ tok.   The short people are coming.  

9. Rūttariṇae raṇ rej kōkkaddudu.   The soldiers all have crew-cuts.  

kadulele   {kadiwleyley}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kōkadulele, tr. kōkaduleleik(i); n. pers. ri-kadulele; v. distrib. kōkadulele (ekkadulele); n. constr. kadulelein.   decorations made from feathers of frigate birds, one on each tip of the sail on a chief's canoe.  

1. Raar kaduleleiki wa eo im ḷak kadulele, epeḷḷọk.   They readied the canoe with all kinds of feather decorations before she sailed away.  

kae₁   {kahyey}.   From Engl.   n. inal. kaeū; v. intr. lekae.   guy rope or cable; band around ankles used in climbing trees.  

1. Ear lekae im tallōñe ne eṇ.   He used bands around his ankles and climbed that coconut tree.  

2. Ejeḷā tallōñ kōn kae.   He knows how to climb with kae.  

3. Ḷeo ejeḷā lekae ṇe.   He is someone who knows how to use guy-bands for climbing.  

kae₂   {kahyey}.   From Engl. guy.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaeik; n. pers. ri-kae; n. constr. kaein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   special twine made from skin of coconut frond midrib for climbing coconut trees.  

1. Ḷeo ejeḷā kae ni ṇe.   He is the man expert in climbing coconut trees with a guy.  

kāeọreore   {kayarʷyẹrʷẹy}.   causative transitive form of eọreor {yarʷyẹrʷ}.  

kaerer   {kahyẹryẹr}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kaererū; v. caus. kōkaerer; n. pers. ri-kaerer; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pamper a child so as to create undue attachment; a pampered child; cling to one another; embrace.  

1. Kwōn jab kaerer ippān.   Don't be so possesive of him.  

2. Niñniñ eo ekaerer ippān jinen.   The baby doesn't want to be away from its mother.  

3. Ri-kaerer eo eṇ ippān lieṇ ippān.   He is the one who doesn't want to be separated from his wife.  

4. Ta ṇe ear kaerere bwe en jab jejḷọk jān lieṇ ippān?   What causes him to be so possessive of his wife?  

kāiiuiu   {kayiyyiwyiw}.   variant form of keiiuiu {kẹyiyyiwyiw}.  

kaijikmeto   {kahyijikmetew}.   v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kaijikmeto; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   locate at sea; determine one's location using navigation.  

1. Ej jab pidodo kaijikmeto ñe ej nana lañ.   Determining where you are in inclement weather is not easy.  

2. Ikar kaijikmeto kōkein ḷọk im jej epaake wōt aelōñ eo.   I determined our nautical location a while ago and we are already close to the island. P844  

3. Ri-kaijikmeto eo ej ba ke jej ettoḷọk wōt jān āne.   The navigator has determined that we're still far from any landfall.  

4. Ri-meto eo eṇ ej kaijikmeto tok ñan kōj bwe jen jeḷā ia in jepād ie.   The weatherman is scanning the skies and waves to let us know our location.  

kaijoḷjoḷ   {kahyijeḷʷjeḷʷ}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. kaijoḷjoḷe; n. pers. ri-kaijoḷjoḷ; n. constr. kaijoḷjoḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   luscious; tantalize or tease, of food only.  

1. Bọọḷ, kwōn jab kaijoḷjoḷe jatūṃ.   Paul, don't tease your brother with that candy.  

2. Ekaijoḷjoḷ tok bōb eṇ.   That ripe pandanus looks luscious.  

3. Kaijoḷjoḷ tata bōb eṇ.   That ripe pandanus is the most luscious.  

kaik   {kahyik}.   Also kāik {kayik}.   transitive form of kōkāke {kekaykẹy}.  

kāik   {kayik}.   Also kaik {kahyik}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kāikū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   jump on; jump over, transitive form of kōkāke {kekaykẹy}.  

kaikai   {kahiykahiy}.   From Melanesian Pidgin.   eat.  

1. Kwōn kaikai ḷọk bwe jen etal.   Eat up so we can leave.  

kaikikūt   {kahyikiykit}.   Also kaikūtkūt {kahyikitkit}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaikikūti; n. pers. ri-kaikikūt; n. constr. kaikikūtin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, search for fish on the reef at low tide.  

1. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej kaikikūt ilik ioon pedped.   The men are fishing on the reef at the ocean side.  

2. Rainin inaaj kaikikūt niñaḷọk.   Today I'll walk northward over the reef searching for fish.  

3. Ri-kaikikūt ro raṇ elōñ koṇāer.   The men who were (kaikikūt) fishing on the reef have caught lots of fish.  

kailar   {kahyilar}.   variant form of kāilar {kayilar}.  

kāilar   {kayilar}.   Also kailar {kahyilar}.   From ilar {yilar}|.   n. al.; n. constr. kāilarin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   splendor; elegance; shine; polish.  

1. Ej baj jeḷā ṃantin kāilar.   He surely is an elegant gentleman.  

2. Kwe rooj in kāilar ilueaḷ.   You're my rose that stands out in the crowds (words from a love song).  

kaiṃak   {kahyiṃak}.   variant form of kōṃṃak {keṃṃak}.  

kain   {kahyin}.   From Engl.   kind; type; sort.  

1. Elōñ kain koṇāer ek.   They caught lots of kinds of fish.  

2. Ij ja etal kiin bwe en dedeḷọk eṇ kain.”   I’ll just go now so I can get that sort of stuff out of the way.” P394  

3. Kain ṃōñā rot kaṇ rej kōṃṃani?   What sort of foods are they preparing?  

kaiñ   {kahyig}.   v. intr., tr. kaiñ(i); n. inal. kaiñū; n. pers. ri-kaiñ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to send a command to; to inform.  

1. Eṃōj kaiñ aolep ke eor juon ḷañ ej itok.   They have informed everybody that there is a storm coming.  

2. Eṃōj ke aṃ kaiñ er?   Have you informed them?  

3. Ri-kaiñ ro eṃōj aer kaiñ aolep armej kōn taibuun eo ej itok.   The messengers have informed everybody about the typhoon coming.  

kaiṇṇe   {kahyiṇṇey}.   From kain ṇe {kahyin ṇey} |"that kind".   sort of; act in a certain way.  

1. Ejaad kaiṇṇe maroro.   It's sort of green.  

2. Kaiṇṇeṇe ekkar ñan kwe.   That thing there by you is good for you.  

3. Kwōn jab kaiṇṇe.   Don't act that way.  

kaiok   {kahyiyekʷ}.   Also kaiook {kahiyewekʷ}.   v. tr. kaioke, v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj, v. dir. caus. kōkaiok tok/ḷọk/waj.   steer directly for; go toward.  

1. Ia eṇ wa eṇ ej kaiokḷọk?   Where is the ship going to directly?  

2. Ia ṇe kwōj kaioke?   Where are you headed?  

3. Tiṃa eo eṇ ej kaiokḷọk āneṇ.   The ship is going directly toward the island.  

kaiuiu   {kayiwyiw}.   Also kāiuiu .   causative form of iu.  

1. Raar kaiuiu.   They have looked for iu.  

kāiuiu   see kaiuiu.  

kaiur   {kayirʷ}.   Dial. W, E: kakōt {kaket}   v. intr., v. distrib. ekkaiuiur, kakōtkōt.   hurry; causative form of iur, which see.  

1. Ej jeṃḷọk wōt aerro kōnono tok ak Jema ebar pikūr ḷọk jidik injin eo im rōkakōt wa eo jān turin wab eo im arin ān eo.   When the two of them were done talking, Father speeded up the engine, making the boat move rapidly away from the side of the pier and the shoreline, and out into the lagoon. P489  

2. Kab kaiur bwe ṃōttan wōt jidik ekun injin e admān bwe emaat kaan.   And hurry up. The engine is about to shut off because there’s only a little bit of fuel left. P570  

3. Ḷeo ekakōtkōt/ekaiur/ekkaiuiur im ko ke ej lo an ri-nana eo jibadekḷọk.   The man took off in a hurry when he saw the bad guy coming toward him.  

kaj₁   {kaj}.   n. al.; n. inal. kajū; v. distrib. kōkajkaj (ekkajkaj); n. constr. kajin.   idiom; language; motto; pun; saying; slang; slogan; jargon; lingo.  

1. Liṃaroro rej kajkaj (ekkajkaj).   Those women are using fancy language.  

kaj₂   {kaj}.   variant form of kajkaj {kajkaj}.  

kajdo   {kajdẹw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkajdo; n. constr. kajdoin.   a plant, tree, Ixora carolinensis (Val.) hosokawa (Rubiaceae); Known on Majuro, Jaluit, and Ebon as well as in the Carolines..  

kaje   {kajey}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kajeik; n. inal. kajeū; n. pers. ri-kaje; n. constr. kajein.   punish; penalize; penalty.  

1. Raar kajeiki kōn an kọọt.   They punished him for stealing.  

2. Ri-kaje eo ṇe.   That's the one who does the punishing.  

3. Rōnaaj kajeik eok ñe kobōt.   You will be punished if you are naughty.  

4. Ta ṇe raar kajeiki kake?   What did they punish him for?  

kajek   {kajek}.   transitive form of kōkaj {kekaj} and kajkaj {kajkaj}.  

1. Jab kajek bọọk ṇe bwe enaaj rup.   Don't drop the box or it will break.  

kājekḷọkjeṇ   {kayjekḷakʷjeṇ}.   variant form of kejakḷọkjeṇ {keyjakḷakʷjeṇ}.  

kajet   {kajet}.   spin.  

1. Ekajet likaebeb eṇ.   The top is spinning. (or) He makes the top spin.  

2. Jab kajete likaebeb ṇe.   Don't make the top spin.  

kajikia   {kajikiyah}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kajikiaū; v. caus. kōkajikia; n. pers. ri-kajikia; n. constr. kajikiain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   move hips from side to side while dancing; bump and grind.  

1. Ri-kajikea ro jān Taiti remottok.   The hip dancers from Tahiti are here.  

2. Ri-Kilbōt rōjeḷā kajikia.   Gilbertese swing their hips well.  

kajikmeto   {kajikmetew}.   determine one's location at sea.  

1. Irooj eo ear katlepe ri-kaijikmeto eo an ilo wāto eṇ kōn an eṃṃan an jerbal.   The Irooj rewarded (transplanted) his navigator with that piece of land due to his positive service as such.  

2. Kab ke jej aikuj kaijikmeto ṃōṃokaj im kaṃool ia in jepād ie innem ektak kooj.”   And also we need to first figure out where we are so we can get back on course.” P798  

3. Kwōj ja kaijikmeto tok ñan kōjro bwe kwōjeḷā.   Please determine our location in so far as you are able.  

4. Ḷeo ear kajikmeto ḷọk ooṃ eboñ ak ejjeḷọk tōprak.   He tried to find out where they were in the midst of the ocean but without result.  

5. Wa eo ear aikuj kaijikmeto ālikin an kar po im peḷọk ippān utọr eo.   The canoe had to determine its location after it had to furl it sail and drift with the rain squall.  

kajikur   {kajikirʷ}.   transitive form of kajjikur {kajjikirʷ}.  

1. Kwōn jab kajikuri.   Don't underestimate him.  

kajilu   see jilu. three.  

kajiṃwe   see jiṃwe.  

kajin   {kajin}.   language; dialect; construct form of kaj {kaj}.  

1. Kajin Boonpe.   The Ponapean language.  

2. Kajin Pālle.   English.  

3. Kajin Rālik.   The western dialect.  

4. Kajin Ratak.   The eastern dialect.  

kajipedped   {kajipẹdpẹd}.   a food, preserved breadfruit or peru flattened and covered with breadfruit leaves and baked.  

kajitūkin   {kajitikin}.   Slang.   v. intr..   ask; find out about; query; interrogate; grill verbally; transitive form of kajjitōk {kajjitẹk}.  

1. Bilijmāāṇ ro raar kajitūkin ri-kọọt eo.   The policemen interrogated the robber.  

2. Kwōn ṃōk kajitūkini ḷeṇe ear wajjikōt?   How about asking that man why he came?  

kajje   {kajjey}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kajjeū; n. pers. ri-kajje; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to swear by.  

1. Ear kajje ke ear jab kọọt.   He swore that he didn't steal.  

2. Ri-kajje.   One who swears.  

kajjeor   {kajjeyerʷ}.   n. al.; n. pers. ri-kajjeor; n. constr. kajjeorin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a game, contest to see who can throw a sharp-pointed piece of dried pandanus root, about a yard long, farthest by skimming it on the ground once.  

1. Ajriin raan kein rejaje kajjeor.   Modern day Marshallese children do not know how to play kajjeor.  

2. Ekajjeor ḷadik ro ilik.   The boys are playing kajjeor at the ocean side of the island.  

kajji   {kajjiy}.   Also kiaj {kiyhaj}.   From Japn. kyaccha (キャッチャ).   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. kajjiin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   baseball catcher.  

1. Kwōj kajji rainin.   You'll be the catcher today.  

2. Kwōn kajji tok ñan kōj.   You be our catcher.  

3. Kwōn kajjiiki.   You should let him play catcher.  

kajjidede   {kajjidẹydẹy}.   From jide (?)   v. intr., tr. kajjidedeik; n. inal. kajjidedeū; n. pers. ri-kajjidede.   guess; conjecture; speculate.  

1. Ekajjidedeiki uwaak eo im jiṃwe.   He made a guess at the answer and got it right.  

2. Idike kajjidedeiki uwaak eo.   I don't want to guess the answer.  

3. Ṃool ke kwe ri-kajjidede.   It's true that you always guess at the answers  

kajjie-   {kajjiye-}.   variant form of kijjie- {kijjiye-}.  

kajjien   see kajjie-.  

kajjikur   {kajjikirʷ}.   v. intr., tr. kajikur(i); n. inal. kajjikurū; n. pers. ri-kajjikur; v. distrib. kajjikurkur; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   dislike; a feeling against; pessimistic.  

1. Kwōn jab kajjiṃalele ke enaaj wōr eṇ emej.   Don't predict that someone will die.  

2. Kwōn jab kajjiṃaleleik an naaj wōr taibuun.   Don't try to predict that there will be a typhoon.  

3. Ḷeo ej make wōt kijoñ kajjikurkur eṇ.   He's always the most negative.  

4. Ḷeo ekajjikur tata eṇ.   He has the most negative atittude.  

5. Lieṇ ej juon ri-kajjikur.   She is one of those who has negative attitudes.  

6. Ri-kajjiṃalele eo eṇ.   He is the one who always predicts dire consequences.  

kajjimalele   {kajjimahlẹylẹy}.   Also ajjimalele {hajjimahlẹylẹy}, kajjimālele {kajjimalẹylẹy}.   v. intr., tr. kajjimaleleik; n. inal. kajjimaleleū; n. pers. ri-kajjimalele; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   foretell; predict; surmise; guess; speculate.  

kajjiṃwe   {kajjiṃẹy}.   From jiṃwe {jiṃẹy}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kajjiṃweū; n. pers. ri-kajjiṃwe; n. constr. kajjiṃwein.   strict; rigid; inflexible; stern; rigorous; hairsplitting.  

1. E ej juon ri-kajjiṃwe.   He is one of those who are strict.  

2. Ekajjiṃwe im eban tōprak aikuj ṇe aṃ.   You won't get what you want because he's very inflexible.  

3. Ekajjiṃwe ḷọk jān ṃokta.   He is more strict than before.  

4. Joñan an kajjiṃwe ear kōmọ an lio nājin alwōj pija.   He was so strict he forbade his daughter to see movies.  

kajjinōk   {kajjinẹk}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kajjinōkū; v. caus. kōkajjinōk; n. pers. ri-kajjinōk; v. distrib. kōkajjinōknōk (ekkajjinōknōk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tired out; fatigued; weary; winded; be beat.  

1. Ear ettōr im bōjrak kōn an kajjinōk.   He ran and stopped because he was tired.  

2. Ekkajjinōknōk ḷeeṇ.   He gets tired easily. He isn't strong.  

kajjioñ   {kajjiyegʷ}.   v. intr., tr. kajjioñe; n. inal. kajjioñū; n. pers. ri-kajjioñ, tr. ri-kajjioñe; v. distrib. kajjioñeoñ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   endeavor; try; attempt; mock; imitate; emulate.  

1. “Kajjioñ ṃōk wanlōñ ḷe, Bojin, im lale ta kwōlo i ṃaan,” Jema ekar ba ñane.   Try climbing up on top of the mast, Mr. Boatswain, and if you can see anything up ahead,” Father told him. P1190  

2. Ej kajjioñeoñe jemān.   He's emulating his father.  

3. Eṃōj ṇe aṃ kajjioñeoñ.   Stop imitating me.  

4. Inaaj kajjioñ iwōj.   I'll try to come to your place.  

5. Kwōn jab kajjioñeoñ.   Don't be a conformist.  

6. Ña ij Ri-kajjioñe.   I am a member of the Endeavor Society.  

kajjirere   {kajjireyrey}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kajjirereū; v. caus. kōkajjirere; n. pers. ri-kajjirere; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   laugh at; ridicule; mock; deride; insult; sneer.  

1. Ej kab kar alikkar ke ej jab wa kajjirere men eo.   It became clear that this boat wasn't a laughing matter. P1147  

2. Juon eṇ ri-kajjirere.   He is one of those who sneer at people.  

3. Ta ṇe kwōj kajjirere kake?   What are you laughing at? Who are you mocking?  

kajjitōk   {kajjitẹk}.   v. intr., tr. kajitūkin(i); n. inal. kajjitōkū; n. pers. ri-kajjitōk; v. distrib. kōkajjitōktōk (ekkajjitōktōk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ask; question; inquire; petition; plea; problem; request.  

1. ‘“Etke ej lelāle wa in ak ej jab lutōk ḷọk, eḷaññe kiaj men eo kobban?” ikajjitōk ippa make.   If that’s gas inside the can, why isn’t gasoline spilling out with the boat rolling back and forth like this?” I asked myself. P591  

2. “Erri kijak ro jet?” ikkajitōk.   Where are the other guys?” I asked. P464  

3. “Etan wa in ḷe, Jema? ikkajitōk ippān.   What’s the name of this boat, Father?” I asked him. P328  

4. “Kwōjeḷā ke ta unin?” ikkajitōk ippān.   Do you know why?” I asked him. P295  

5. “Ma, etke jej jab baj ellolo bao ak jokwā?” ekkajitōk Bojin eo.   So then, why don’t we see any birds or driftwood?” the Boatswain asked. P926  

6. Āindein an Jema ḷōmṇak ke ej etal in kajjitōk wa eo.   This is what Father was thinking about when he went to ask to use the boat. P23  

7. Ewōr ke kajjitōk kiiō?   Do you have questions now?  

8. Kwōn ṃōk kajitūkini ear pād ia?   Inquire of him where he was.  

9. Ri-kajjitōk eo ṃokta ear kajjitōk bwe en ḷapḷọk wōṇāān.   The first inquirer ask for a raise in salary.  

10. Ri-kajjitōktōk eo ṇe.   He is the one who is always asking questions.  

kajjo₁   {kajjẹw}.   v. intr., tr. kajjouk; n. inal. kajjoū; v. distrib. kajjojo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   each; divide among each; take turns; distributive form of juon {jiwen}.  

1. Aolep ej kajjojo ḷọk wōt mā.   Everybody has a breadfruit.  

2. Aolep kajjo mā.   Each person take a breadfruit.  

3. Kwōn kajjoukḷọk kaṇe ñan aolep.   Divide up those breadfruit among everyone.  

4. kajjo ḷọk wōt mā.   Each of them has a breadfruit.  

kajjo₂   {kajjew}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kajjouk(-i); n. pers. ri-kajjo; n. constr. kajjoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   chip or scrape rust off; make rusty.  

1. Ejjo ḷọk wōt tiṃa eṇ jān ṃokta.   The ship is rustier than before.  

2. Ewōr kein kajjo.   I have something to take off rust.  

3. Ij kajjouk bu e aō.   I'm cleaning the rust off of my rifle.  

4. Ta ṇe ekajjouk jōōt ṇe aṃ?   What smeared your shirt with rust?  

5. Ta ṇe kwōj kajjoiki?   What are you taking the rust off from?  

6. Tony ej juon iaan ri-kajjo ro an wa eṇ.   Tony is one of the men who are taking the rust off the ship.  

kajjojo   {kajjẹwjẹw}.   From kajjo {kajjẹw}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. kajjojoin.   take turns; separately; singly.  

1. Jen kajjojo al.   Let's each of us take turns singing.  

2. Kōjero kajjojo tūraip.   Let's take turns driving.  

3. Rej kajjojo tulọk.   They are taking turns diving.  

kajjōjō   {kajjẹhjẹh}.   From jjō {jjẹh}|.   v. adj.; n. inal. kajjōjōū; n. pers. ri-kajjōjō; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   nauseating; very ugly; very hateful; despicable; mean; revolting.  

1. Ekajjōjō jerbal kaṇ an.   His behavior is revolting.  

2. Ekajjōjōḷọk an jerbal jān ṃokta.   His behavior is more revolting than before.  

3. Eḷap an kajjōjō oror in piik eṇ.   The pig fence is ugly.  

4. Kokajjōjō.   You're revolting.  

kajjookok   {kajjewekwek}.   scandal; shameful behavior.  

1. Ear kōṃṃane juon kajjookok ḷapḷap.   He made a big scandal.  

2. Ekajjooko ñe ej kadek.   He has shameful behavior whenever he gets drunk.  

kajju   {kajjiw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kajjuuk; n. constr. kajjuin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   go directly toward.  

1. Ekajju wa eo ñan Wōjjā.   The boat goes directly to Wotje.  

2. Inaaj kajju ḷọk ñan ippān bọọj eṇ.   I'll go directly to the boss.  

3. Kajju lōñḷọk.   Go directly up. Perpendicular.  

4. Kajju niñeañḷọk.   Go directly north.  

5. Kajju rōkeañḷọk.   Go directly south.  

6. Kajju taḷọk.   Go directly east.  

7. Kajju toḷọk.   Go directly west.  

8. Kajjuuk wa ṇe ñan Kuwajleen.   Steer the boat directly to Kwajalein.  

kajjuur   {kajjiwir}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kajuuri; n. pers. ri-kajjuur; n. constr. kajjuurin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.jurōk).   erect; put up; stand; establish; institute; locate; build.  

1. Ejurōk joor ko.   The pillars have been put up.  

2. Kajuuri joor kaṇe.   Put up those posts.  

3. Rej kajjuur joor.   They are putting up posts.  

kajkaj   {kajkaj}.   Also kaj {kaj}.   v. intr., tr. kajek; n. inal. kajkajū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   be jarred; be shaken; bumpy.  

1. “Iroñ ainikien lelaṃōjṃōj koba ippān an kajkaj wa in im ijujen ruj,” iba.   I heard yelling and felt the boat shaking and I just woke up,” I said. P583  

2. Ekaj iaḷ eṇ ilo   Kaena Point. The road around Kaena Point is bumpy.  

3. Ekaj wa in.   This boat is bumpy.  

4. Ewōtlọk jān tūrak eo im kajkaj ṇai laḷ.   He fell off the truck and was shaken by hitting the ground.  

kajḷor   {kajḷẹrʷ}.   v. intr., tr. kajḷore; n. inal. kajḷorū; v. caus. kōkajḷor; n. pers. ri-kajḷor; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   get the last drops of water from a water container.  

1. Ekajḷore tok nien dān eṇ.   He got the last water from the water container for us.  

2. Kwōn kajḷore bato ṇe.   Get all the water out of that bottle.  

kajṇoṇ   {kajṇʷeṇʷ}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kajṇoṇū; v. caus. kōkajṇoṇ; n. pers. ri-kajṇoṇ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   talk through the nose.  

kajnōt   {kajnet}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kajnōtū; n. pers. ri-kajnōt; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   curious; inquisitive; talkative.  

kājōjō   {kayjehjeh}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kājōjōik; v. caus. kōkājōjō; v. distrib. kōkājōjō (ekkājōjō); n. constr. kājōjōin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   louver, fixed and opaque; sliding window.  

1. Kwōn kōḷaak kājōjō ṇe ewōtlọk.   Install that louver which fell off.  

kajokkor   {kajẹkʷkʷẹr}.   v. intr., tr. kajokkore; n. inal. kajokkorū; v. caus. kōkajokkor; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   place a bottle (kor) at the end of coconut shoot to collect sap initially.  

1. Eḷaññe eraane-bōkāān, kiiō eiien an kajokkor.   When it is ready for a bottle,” that is the time to put a bottle on it. S19  

2. Ni jekaro eo eṇ ekajokkor.   My coconut sapling has a bottle on it now.  

kājokwā   {kayjekʷay}.   variant form of jokwā {jekʷay}.  

kājoon   {kayjewen}.   v. intr., tr. kājoon(e); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   jump over; hop; skip over; cross over.  

1. Ear kājoone pedkat eo.   He jumped over the mud puddle.  

2. Iar kājoon jea eo.   I jumped over the chair.  

kajoor₁   {kajẹwẹr}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kajoorū; v. caus. kōkajoor; n. pers. ri-kajoor; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kajooror.   strong; force; strength; power; might.  

1. Bōtab iḷak bar ememej tok kajjitōk ko ilo jar ko , ibar kajoorḷọk.   However when I remembered the things I had asked for in my prayers, I started to feel stronger. P953  

kajoor₂   {kajẹwẹr}.   common people; commoner.  

kaju   {kajiw}.   Dial. E only; see kiju {kijiw}.   n. inal. kajuū.   mast.  

kajukur   {kajikʷir}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kajukuri; n. constr. kajukurin.   neglect; ignore.  

1. Jab kajukur ajri raṇe bwe ḷōṃaro ilju raṇe.   Don't ignore the children for they are the men of tomorrow.  

kajumej   {kajiwmẹj}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kajumejū; n. pers. ri-kajumej; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   keep watch all the time, as on board a ship or at a bedside, without taking a rest; to bear some hardship; withstand hardships.  

kajuuri   {kajiwiriy}.   transitive form of kajjuur {kajjiwir}.  

kajuurōk   {kajiwirẹk}.   causative transitive form of joor {jẹwẹr}.  

kaka   {kahkah}.   v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to drink water, child speech.  

kākā   {kaykay}.   these (things close to me); demonstrative, first person exclusive plural nonhuman, singling out.  

kākaṇ   {kaykaṇ}.   those (things close to neither of us); demonstrative, third person plural nonhuman, singling out.  

kākaṇe   {kaykaṇey}.   those (things close to you); demonstrative, second person plural nonhuman, singling out.  

kake   {kahkey}.   Dial. W only; see eake {yakey}   with it; about it; because of.  

1. “Kein ta kein ke jenaaj mej kaki,” Bojin eo ekwaḷọk an bōbweer.   This stuff will be the death of us,” the Boatswain said, indicating he was agitated. P1128  

2. Eake men e.   Because of this thing here.  

kakememej   {kakẹymẹymẹj}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kakememeje, kakememije; n. pers. ri-kakememej; n. constr. kakememejin.   remind.  

1. Kab kakememeje eō.   Be sure to remind me.  

kākemọọj   {kaykẹymawaj}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kākemọọjū; n. pers. ri-kākemọọj; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to be here and there; very active person; sprightly.  

1. Ej kākemọọj wōt im barāinwōt ewōr ṃōttan an jeḷā kapenin Ṃajeḷ.   He was a very active person, and there was something else in addition to his knowing how to be a Marshallese captain. P34  

kaki   {kahkiy}.   From Engl.   khaki.  

kakiaaj   {kakiyahaj}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kakiaajū; n. pers. ri-kakiaaj; n. constr. kakiaajin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   jog; run lightly.  

1. Eṃṃan kakiaaj in jibboñ ñan kammourur.   Jogging in the morning is excellent exercise.  

kakidiej   {kakidiyẹj}.   n. inal. kakidiejū; n. pers. ri-kakidiej; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, use fishpole at the reef edge and fish for kidiej.  

kakidwaan   {kakidwahan}.   From edwaan {yedwahan}|.   pick wild pandanus.  

kakijdikdik   {kakijdikdik}.   Also kakkijdikdik {kakkijdikdik}.   idiom.   From kijdik {kijdik}|.   pretty; alluring.  

1. Eḷap an ledik eṇ kakijdikdik.   She's very alluring.  

kakijen   {kakijen}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kakijenū; n. pers. ri-kakijen; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   gather food.  

1. Ḷōṃaro rōmoot in kakijen tok.   The men went to gather food.  

kakil   {kakil}.   transitive form of kakilkil {kakilkil}.  

kakile   {kakiley}.   transitive form of kakōl {kakel}.  

kakilen   {kakilen}.   transitive form of kakōlkōl {kakẹlkẹl}.  

kakilkil   {kakilkil}.   Also ākilkil {yakilkil}.   v. intr., tr. kakil(i); n. inal. kakilkilū; n. pers. ri-kakilkil; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to peel; to skin; sunburned.  

1. Jab kōjeje bwe kwōnaaj kakilkil.   Stay out of the sun or you'll get sunburned.  

2. Rej kakilkil piteto.   They are peeling just a few potatoes.  

kakkiāmem   {kakkiyamyẹm}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kakkiāmeme; n. inal. kakkiāmemū; n. pers. ri-kakkiāmem; n. constr. kakkiāmemin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to bring up outrigger and hold it at 45 degrees while sailing.  

1. Likao jiddik in Ṃajeḷ eḷap aer iọkwe kakkiāmem.   Kakkiāmem is a favorite pastime among Marshallese youngsters.  

kakkije   {kakkijẹy}.   v. intr., tr. kakkijeik; n. inal. kakkijeū; n. pers. ri-kakkije; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to rest; to expel; to resign; vacation; holiday; recess; take a break.  

1. Eṃōj kakkijeik jān an Kūrjin.   He's been expelled from the Church.  

2. Ikōṇaan kakkije jān rijeje.   I wish to resign as scribe.  

kakkil   {kakkil}.   variant form of ākilkil {yakilkil}.  

kakkilaajaj   {kakkilahajhaj}.   From kilaaj {kilahaj}|.   v. intr.; n. inal. kakkilaajajū; n. pers. ri-kakkilaajaj; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   reflect a bright light; signal with a mirror.  

1. Ta eṇ ej kakkilaajaj?   What is that reflecting the sun?  

kakkōnkōn   {kakkẹnkẹn}.   distributive form of kōkōn {kẹkẹn}.  

kakkōt₁   {kakket}.   Dial. E, W: kate {katey}.   Also kaññōt {kagget}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kate; n. inal. kakkōtū; n. pers. ri-kakkōt; v. distrib. kattūkat; n. constr. kakkōtin.   struggle; try hard; persevere; endeavor; persist; strive; stand ready; exert oneself; apply oneself; effort.  

1. “Jeeepeniiileeepen,” ḷeo ekate ba innem kad kiin eṃ kōn taij ko.   Seeeveneeeleeveeen,” the man said with all his might, and then threw the dice against the wall of the house. P156  

2. Ej kakkōt bwe en ṃōṃan (eṃṃan) an kūreit.   He's trying hard for good grades.  

3. Eḷap an kate katak.   He's trying hard to learn.  

4. Kakkōt ilo jikuuḷ.   Work hard in school.  

5. Ke erro ej kōnono, eitok wōt in kilōk tok meja, meñe iṃōk in kate bwe en jab.   As the two of them were talking, my eyes kept closing, because I was so tired of trying to keep them open. P255  

6. Kwōn kakkōt iuuntok.   Push it hard.  

7. Kwōn kate eok ṃōñā.   Eat all you can.  

8. Ḷeo ej kattūkat im pojak in ire.   He's standing poised to fight.  

kakkōt₂   {kakket}.   n. al.; n. constr. kakkōtin.   very; really (only in negative usage); quite.  

1. Ak jet ko men ijabōṃ kar kakkōt mejeki.   But there were a few things I didn’t even notice. P995  

2. Eban kakkōt ibwij.   The tide will not be very high.  

3. Ej jab kakkōt pen.   It's not very hard. It's quite easy.  

kakkūṃkūṃ₁   {kakkiṃkiṃ}.   a plant, grass, Thuarea involuta.  

kakkūṃkūṃ₂   {kakkiṃkiṃ}.   suspenseful; risky.  

kako₁   {kahkẹw}.   n. al.; n. constr. kakoin.   rooster; cock.  

kako₂   {kahkẹw}.   vulgar slang.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. constr. kakoin.   said of a male who ejaculates prematurely in sexual intercourse.  

kakōl   {kakel}.   Also kakōl {kakẹl}.   v. adj., tr. reflex kakile; n. inal. kakōlū; n. pers. ri-kakōl; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   show-off; stuck-up; be spoiled, of a pampered child; nagging; style-setter; causative form of kōl.  

1. Aolep ajri raṇ nājin lieṇ rōkakileik er.   All her children are spoiled.  

2. Ej kakōl kōn nuknuk kaṇ an.   She's showing off her dresses.  

3. Kwōmake kakōl.   You're stuck up.  

kakōḷ   {kahkeḷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kakōḷū; n. constr. kakōḷin.   hermaphrodite; hybrid; eunuch.  

kakōlkōl₁   {kakẹlkẹl}.   v. intr., tr. kakilen; n. inal. kakōlkōlū; n. pers. ri-kakōlkōl; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   examine, physically.  

1. Eṃōj an ri-jikuuḷ ro kakōlkōl.   The students have been given their physicals.  

2. Wōn eo ear kakilen ri-jikuuḷ ro?   Who gave the students their physicals?  

kakōlkōl₂   {kakẹlkẹl}.   v. intr., tr. kakilen; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   try to recognize; scanning; scrutinizing; examine.  

1. Kwōn kakilen ṃōk wōn eṇ ej eọñōd ilo kōrkōr eṇ.   Try to recognize who that is fishing in that canoe.  

2. Ṃokta, jej kakilen utak eo, bwe ñe eṃṃan joñan, jej jepe im eọuti, kọudpake, im kietake jidik.   First, we examine the shoot, so that if it is the right size, we trim and bind it, peel off its end, and bend it down a little. S19  

3. Taktō eo ear kakilen inne.   The doctor examined me yesterday.  

kakōḷḷe   {kakeḷḷey}.   Also kakkaḷḷe {kakkaḷḷey}, kōkaḷḷe {kekaḷḷey}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kakōḷḷeik; n. inal. kakōḷḷa; n. pers. ri-kakōḷḷe; n. constr. kakōḷḷein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sign; symbol; punctuation; check mark; diacritic mark; uniform insignia; miracle; signal; signify; brand; emblem; hint; indication; landmark; monument; omen; symptom.  

1. Aolep laḷ ko rōḷḷap raar kanooj in itok limoier kōn men in bwe raar tōmak bwe men in juon kōkaḷḷe in an Ṃaikronijia jino wōnṃaanḷọk ñan an make jutak im bōk eddoin jerbal ko an make.   The major powers of the world were quite interested in this because they believed it to be a sign of the beginnining of Micronesian independence and of their taking responsibility for their own affairs. S16  

2. Ke Bojin eo ej lo baḷuun eo, ekar jab bar pād ak eto laḷ ḷọk im bōk lōñ tak kein kōkaḷḷe eo an wa eo jet ripālle rōkar letok ṃōṃkaj jān ammān kar jerak.   When the Boatswain saw the plane, he didn’t hesitate and instead went down and brought up the boat's flare gun some Americans had given us before we set sail. P932  

kakōṃkōṃ   {kakeṃkeṃ}.   inspiring; full of ideas.  

1. Ekakōṃkōṃ an kōnono.   His speech is inspiring.  

kakōt   {kaket}.   See iur and kakōtkōt.  

kakōtkōt   {kaketket}.   Also kọkorkor (which see).   v. intr.   act in fear and haste.  

kakūtōtō   {kakitẹhtẹh}.   v. adj., tr. kakūtōtōik; n. inal. kakūtōtōū; n. pers. ri-kakūtōtō.   teasing; taunt; aggravate; mischievous; annoy; nit-pick.  

1. “Ekwe ejab bwe iban meḷọkḷọk nukū, ak kōn ad kar jaadin poub raan ko ḷọk ippān injin kakūtōtō in an wa in.   I would never forget my family; we have just been busy these last few days with the annoying engine in this boat. P106  

kakwōj   {kahkʷej}.   legendary cruel sea men with long fingernails.  

kaḷ   {kaḷ}.   n. al.; n. constr. kaḷin.   diaper; loin cloth.  

kaḷan   {kaḷan}.   Also kōḷan {keḷan}.   From Engl. gallon.   n. al.; n. constr. kaḷanin.   gallon; column.  

kalbuuj   {kalbiwij}.   From Engl. calaboose.   v. intr., tr. kalbuuji; n. inal. kalbuujū; n. pers. ri-kalbuuj; v. distrib. kōkalbuujuj (ekkalbuujuj); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   jail; to be thrown in jail; to be in jail; confine; penetentiary; prison; stockade.  

1. Ekkalbuujuj ḷeeṇ.   He's always getting put in jail.  

kalbwin   {kalbin}.   transitive form of kallib {kallib}.  

kalemeej   {kalẹymeyej}.   Also kālemeej {kaylẹymeyej}.   n. al.; n. constr. kalemeejin.   a fish, blue-spotted grouper, Cepahalopholis argus.  

kālemeej   {kaylẹymeyej}.   variant form of kalemeej {kalẹymeyej}.  

kalenen   {kahlẹynẹn}.   a plant, Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae); female tree.  

kalia   {kaliyah}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaliaik; n. pers. ri-kalia; n. constr. kaliain.   banish; remove from land; ostracize; disinherit; repudiate.  

1. Jejerata wōt ke kaliaik kōj.   It will be bad fortune when they banish us. P202  

2. Jemān ear kaliaik ḷadik eo nejin.   The father disinherited his son from his land.  

3. Kōn aer kar jipọkwe, raar kaliaik er.   As a result of their defeat in battle and loss of royal status, they lost all their land.  

kaliāpep   {kaliyāpyẹp}.   v.intr., n. pers. ri-kaliāpep.   joke; make fun.  

1. Ij kate joñan wōt maroñ ak kwe wōt im kaliāpep!   I'm doing my best yet there you are cracking jokes!  

2. Raar kadiwōj ḷọk ri-kaliāpep eo jān ṃweo.   The joker got kicked out of the house.  

kalibbañ   {kahlibbag}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkalibbañ; n. constr. kalibbañin.   white sand crab.  

kalibok   {kahliybẹkʷ}.   Dial. E only; see kọnōt {kawnet}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkalibok; n. constr. kalibokin.   a shell, small bivalve clam.  

kalijekḷọk   {kalijẹkḷakʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kalijekḷọkū; n. pers. ri-kalijekḷọk; n. constr. kalijekḷọkin.   bias; partial; prejudice.  

1. Ejjeḷọk kalijekḷọk ippān ñan jidik.   He has no inclination to bias whatsoever.  

2. Kwōn jab kalijekḷọk ilo aṃ jerbal ippaṃ.   Don't be partial in your dealings with us.  

kālik   {kaylik}.   v. intr.; v. caus. kōkālik; n. pers. ri-kālik; v. distrib. kōkliklik (ekkāliklik); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   go to the ocean side.  

kaliklik   {kaliklik}.   bear offspring.  

kālikrōk   {kaylikrẹk}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkālikrōk; n. constr. kālikrōkin.   a fish, perch, Lutjanus fulviflamma go to the ocean side on the southern end of an island.  

kalikūrōk   {kalikirẹk}.   a fish, spot snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma.  

kalimjek   {kalimjẹk}.   transitive form of kallimjek {kallimjẹk}.  

1. “Ejiṃwe aṃ likit āt in bwe eñṇe i ṃaan,” ḷōḷḷap eo erre tok im lukkuun kalimjek meja im ba.   You are right to call it that since that’s what lies ahead,” the Old Man said looking directly at me. P436  

kaḷkaḷ   {kaḷkaḷ}.   From kaḷ {kaḷ}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kaḷkaḷū; v. caus. intr. kōkaḷkaḷ, tr. kōkaḷkaḷ(e); n. constr. kaḷkaḷin.   wear a diaper; wear a loin cloth.  

1. RiRuk rōkein kaḷkaḷ etto.   Trukese used to wear loin cloths.  

kaḷḷaḷḷaḷ   {kaḷḷaḷḷaḷ}.   Also kọḷḷoḷḷoḷ {kaḷʷḷʷẹḷʷḷʷẹḷʷ}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kaḷḷaḷḷaḷū; n. pers. ri-kaḷḷaḷḷaḷ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to knock.  

1. Kōḷḷaḷḷaḷ im inaaj kōpeḷḷọk.   Knock and I will open.  

kallep   {kallep}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkallep; v. distrib. kōkalleplep (ekkalleplep); n. constr. kallepin.   an insect, big black ant.  

1. Ekkalleplepe ijeṇe.   That place there is swarming with ants.  

kallib   {kallib}.   v. intr., tr. kalbwin(i); n. inal. kallibū; n. pers. ri-kallib; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bury; plant; funeral.  

1. Eṃōj kalbwin rimej eo.   They have buried the dead person.  

2. Enañin ṃōj ke kallib?   Isn't the planting finished yet? Isn't the burial over yet?  

3. Ṃōjin rej kōbọrōke kōn bōlōk in im kimej, innām rej jukjuki im bar kūtimi kōn bōlōk im kalbwini.   Next it is preserved with breadfruit leaves and coconut fronds, then pounded and again covered with leaves and buried. S28  

kallimjek   {kallimjẹk}.   Also kallimjek {kallimjek}.   v. adj., tr. kalimjek(e); n. inal. kallimjekū; n. pers. ri-kallimjek; v. distrib. kallimjekjek; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kallimjek..   to gaze at; look at steadfastly; stare at; regard.  

1. Ejej eṇ ekar bar kōnono iuṃwin jet minit, innem Jema ekalimjek ḷọk awa eo i kiin ṃōn injin eo tu lōñ im ba, “Bwe ke eraan.   No one said anything for a few minutes until Father looked at the clock hanging in the engine room and said, But it is morning. P657  

2. Eḷap an kallimjekjek lieṇ.   She's always staring at people.  

kalliṃur   {kalliṃirʷ}.   v. intr., tr. kalliṃuri; n. inal. kalliṃurū; n. pers. ri-kalliṃur; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   promise; testament; covenant; guarantee; oath; obligated; pledge; vow.  

1. Eṃōj kalliṃur ke inaaj bar itok.   I promised that I would come again.  

kallor   {kallerʷ}.   shadow, shade.  

kalmadok   {kalmadekʷ}.   variant form of kaḷmarok.  

kaḷmarok   {kaḷmarekʷ}.   Also kōlmarok {kelmarekʷ}, kōḷmarok {keḷmarekʷ}, kalmadok {kalmadekʷ}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. pers. ri-kaḷmarok; n. constr. kaḷmarokin.   covetousness.  

1. Ekaḷmarok.   He's covetous.  

kalo   {kalew}.   v. adj.; v. caus. kōkalo.   ripe, of breadfruit; mature; mellow.  

kaḷo   {kahḷew}.   Dial. W, E: tọḷ {taḷʷ}.   Also kaḷọ {kahḷaw}.   a bird, brown booby, Sula leucogaster.  

kaḷọ₁   {kaḷaw}.   Also kōḷọ {keḷaw}.   n. al.; n. constr. kaḷọin.   a food, very ripe breadfruit mixed with coconut milk; wrapped in breadfruit leaves, and baked.  

kaḷọ₂   {kahḷaw}.   variant form of kaḷo {kahḷew}.  

Kaḷọ₃   {kahḷaw}.   clan name.  

kalōk   {kalek}.   transitive form of kōkal {kekal}.  

kaḷọk   {kaḷakʷ}.   Also kōḷọk {keḷakʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaḷọke; n. pers. ri-kaḷọk; n. constr. kaḷọkin.   commemorate; wait under shelter for rain to stop.  

1. Kōjro kaḷọk wōt kein.   Let's wait for the rain to stop.  

2. Raar kaḷọke raan in keemem eo.   They commemorated the birth.  

kālọk   {kaylakʷ}.   Also kelọk {keylakʷ}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kālọkū; v. caus. kōkkelọk, kōkālọk; n. pers. ri-kālọk; v. distrib. kōklọklọk (ekkālọklọk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fly away; jump down; jump into the sea; fly; jump; lovesick; launch; fond; hop.  

1. An jerbal eṇ kōkkālọk baḷuun.   His job is preparing planes for take-off.  

2. Armej rein ioon Epjā rej jerbal ilo Kuwajleen, jikin kōkeḷọk mijeḷ an rūttariṇae in Amedka.   These people on Ebeye work at Kwajalein Island, site of missle launching of the American military. S1  

3. Ear kālọk baḷuun eo.   He got the plane off.  

4. Ekkālọklọk baḷuun eṇ.   That plane makes lots of flights.  

5. Emejān kālọk.   She displays a fond look.  

6. Iaar tan kajjitōk ja kakkije jidik ṃōṃkaj ak iḷak kile mejatotoin ijab kōnono ak ibar kelọk ñan ioon wab eo im to laḷ ḷọk ilo jikin uwe eo i tōrerein im kwaḷe neō i lọjet.   I was going to ask if I could rest a little first but when I realized the prevailing sentiment, I didn’t speak, I just jumped back onto the pier and went down off the side of the stairs and washed my legs in the ocean. P48  

7. Ke ej wa eo ikālọk im jirok ippān Jema.   When the boat rolled again, I flew over and hung onto Father. P690  

kālọk iḷọkwan   {kaylakʷ yiḷakʷan}.   Also kālọk ilokwan {kaylakʷ yilekʷan}.   idiom..   to pine after.  

1. Jọñan an kālọk iḷọkan ledik eo ewūdeakeak.   He pined after the girl so much that he went delirious.  

kalōke   see kōkal. build.  

kālōklōk₁   {kaylẹklẹk}.   From lōklōk {lẹklẹk} |"thorn".   n. al.; v. caus. kōkālōklōk; v. distrib. kālōklōk; n. constr. kālōklōkin.   a plant, Ximenia americana L. (oclacaceae); A thorny-stemmed tree. Also applied to other spiny or thorny plants, such as Achyranthes aspera L. on Eniwetok, or, in the shorter variant lōklōk; applied to a cultigen of Cyrotosperma (the large taro); also to Cenchrus enchinatus or other species of Cenchrus a weedy grass with obnoxious burred fruits, also, on Ebon, to Caesapinia bonduc a leguminous shrub.  

kālōklōk₂   {kaylẹklẹk}.   n. al.; v. caus. intr. kōkālōklōk, tr. kōkālōklōke; v. distrib. kōklōklōk (ekkālōklōk); n. constr. kālōklōkin.   thorns; brambles.  

1. Jab tallōñe wōjke ṇe bwe ekkālōklōk.   Don't climb that tree because it has lots of thorns.  

2. Raar kālōklōke bōran.   They crowned him with thorns.  

Kālōklōk₃   {kaylẹklẹk}.   a plant, taro variety (Takeuchi; Xanthosoma).  

kalōlō   {kalehleh}.   v. intr., tr. kalōōr; n. inal. kalōlōū; v. caus. kōkalōlō; n. pers. ri-kalōlō; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   point head downwards; turn upside down.  

1. Kwōn kalōōr ajri ṇe bwe emaḷoñ.   Turn that baby upside down because it has swallowed some water.  

kaloojoj   {kahlẹwẹjwẹj}.   variant form of kaalwōjwōj {kahalwẹjwẹj}.  

kalōōr   {kaleher}.   transitive form of kalōlō {kalehleh}.  

kalwor   {kalwẹr}.   Dial. E, W: kawor {kawẹr}.   Also kaloor, kalor .   v. intr.; n. inal. kalworū; n. pers. ri-kalwor; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to hunt lobsters.  

1. Rōmoot in kalwor.   They went to look for lobsters.  

kaṃbōj   {kaṃbej}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kaṃbōjin.   compass.  

1. “Epojak ke adeañ kaṃbōj im jaat?”   Are our compass and charts ready?” P285  

kāmeej   {kaymeyej}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkāmeej; n. constr. kāmeejin.   redwood.  

kameḷ   {kameḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. distrib. kōkmeḷmeḷ (ekkameḷmeḷ); n. constr. kameḷin.   camel.  

1. Ejjeḷọk kameḷ Ṃajeḷ.   There aren't any camels in the Marshalls.  

kāmeñ   {kaymẹg}.   a plant; a tree.  

kamiti   {kamiytiy}.   From Engl.   committee.  

kaṃṃoolol   {kaṃṃewelwel}.   v. intr., tr. kaṃṃoolole; n. inal. kaṃṃoololū; n. pers. ri-kaṃṃoolol; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to thank; be grateful.  

kaṃo   {kaṃew}.   v. adj., tr. kaṃouk; n. inal. kaṃoū; n. pers. ri-kaṃo; v. distrib. kōkaṃoṃo (ekkaṃoṃo); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kōkaṃoṃo (ekkaṃoṃo).   jealous; envious.  

1. Ekkaṃoṃo lieṇ.   She gets jealous easily.  

kaṃōj   {kaṃẹj}.   v. intr., tr. kaṃōje.   resign; terminate.  

1. Ear kaṃōj jān jerbal eo an.   He resigned from his job.  

kaṃōḷo   {kaṃẹḷẹw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaṃōḷouk; n. inal. kaṃōḷoū; n. pers. ri-kaṃōḷo; v. distrib. kōkaṃōḷoḷo (ekkaṃōḷoḷo); n. constr. kaṃōḷoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   party, Marshallese style.  

1. Ekkaṃōḷoḷo ri-Ṃajeḷ.   Marshallese are always having parties.  

2. Etan men jab in: kaṃōḷo.   The name of this sort of festivity: Kaṃōḷomaking cool’. S4  

3. Koṃwin kōppojak bwe ejako iien kaṃōḷo.   Get ready because it's almost time for the party.  

kaṃōṃō   {kaṃehṃeh}.   variant form of kōbwābwe {kebaybẹy}.  

kaṃōṇōṇō   {kaṃeṇehṇeh}.   v. adj., tr. kaṃōṇōṇōik; n. inal. kaṃōṇōṇōū.   entertain; amuse; lively; jolly; merry; jovial; pleasant; be a good sport; happy.  

1. Ḷoor im inaaj kaṃōṇōṇōik eok.   Follow me and I'll entertain you.  

kaṃool   {kaṃewel}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaṃoole; n. pers. ri-kaṃool; n. constr. kaṃoolin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fulfill; testify; confirm; proof; evidence.  

1. Kūraij ear kaṃool naan eo an ke ear jerkakpije ilo raan eo kein kajilu.   Christ fulfilled his word when he rose on the third day.  

kan   {kan}.   transitive form of ṃōñā {ṃegay}.  

kaṇ   {kaṇ}.   those (things close to neither of us); demonstrative, third person exclusive plural nonhuman.  

kañ   {kag}.   transitive form of ṃōñā {ṃegay}.  

kanaan   {kahnahan}.   n. pers. ri-kanaan.   prophesy.  

kañal   {kahgal}.   a plant, tree, Pisonia grandis R. Br. (Nyctaginaceae). A large hard wood tree. N.  

kanbōj   {kanbej}.   From Engl. canvas.   n. al.; n. constr. kanbōjin.   canvas.  

1. Eor juuj kanbōj.   I have canvas shoes.  

kanbōk   {kanbek}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkanbōk; v. dir. caus. kōkanbōktok/ḷọk/waj;n. caus. pers. ri-kōkanbōk; v. distrib. kanbōke; n. constr. kanbōkin.   a fish, bass, Variola louti.  

kane₁   {kanẹy}.   n. al.; n. inal. kaneū; v. caus. kōkane; v. distrib. kōkanene (ekkanene); n. constr. kanein.   fuel; firewood.  

1. Kwaar kane ke?   Did you gather firewood?  

2. Kwōn jek kane ṇe.   Chop that firewood there.  

kane₂   {kaney}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kaneū.   a tasty combination of foods.  

1. Ṃool ke ekane bwiro ippān wōn.   I believe that preserved breadfruit goes with turtle meat deliciously.  

kaṇe   {kaṇey}.   those (things close to you); demonstrative, second person exclusive plural nonhuman.  

1. Komaroñ ke jibwi tok men kaṇe (i)turuṃ?   Can you hand me those things near you?  

kanejnej   {kanẹjnẹj}.   Also kōnājnej {kenajnẹj}, kanijnij {kanijnij}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kanejneje, kanejnije; n. inal. kanejnejū; n. pers. ri-kanejnej; v. distrib. kōknejnej (ekkanejnej); n. constr. kanejnejin.   curse; swear; cuss.  

1. Ellu bwe raar kanijniji.   He's angry because they cursed him.  

kanijnij   {kanijnij}.   variant form of kanejnej {kanẹjnẹj}.  

kaniọkwe   {kaniyakʷey}.   sufficient even if it's little, of food; food given with love.  

kankan   {kankan}.   v. intr., tr. kanōk(e); n. inal. kankanū; v. caus. intr. kōkankan, tr. kōkankane; v. distrib. kōknōknōke (ekkanōknōke); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   stretch; pull; stand at attention; tug; taut; tight; full sail, nautical.  

1. Ekankan nuknuk ṇe aṃ.   Your dress is too tight.  

2. Iilbōk im kanōk neō ak iruṃwij.   I was startled and tried to move my leg out of the way but it was too late. P344  

3. Kankan to.   Tug o' war.  

4. Kwōn kankane ḷọk to ṇe.   Stretch that rope so it's really tight.  

5. Wa eo uweo ej kankan ḷọk.   There goes the canoe with a full sail.  

kañkañ   {kagkag}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kañkañe; n. pers. ri-kañkañ; n. constr. kañkañin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to chip off rust; to sponge off of someone; to bum.  

1. Jeḷa ro rej kañkañe tiṃa eo.   The sailors are chipping off rust from the ship.  

2. Lale aṃ aetōl ippān bwe enāj kañkañe eok.   Beware of associating with him or he'll bum everything off of you.  

kankan kōj   {kankan kẹj}.   slang.   From kankan {kankan} |"stretched", kōj {kẹj} |"share".   v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kōkankan kōj, tr. kōkankan kōje.   stretched luck; lucky.  

1. Ekankan kōj eṇ an ippān lieṇ.   He's getting to first base with her.  

kankan to   {kankan tew}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kankan toū; v. caus. kōkankan to; n. pers. ri-kankan to; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tug of war.  

kañkōñ   {kagkẹg}.   a fish, squirrel fish, Holocentrus microstoma.  

kanmat   {kanmat}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kanmate; n. inal. kanmatū; v. caus. kōkanmat; n. pers. ri-kanmat; n. constr. kanmatin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cooked food.  

kanne   {kanney}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kanneū; v. caus. kōkanne; n. pers. ri-kanne; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to fill.  

1. Eṃōj kanne wa eo kōn ṃweiuk.   I have loaded the ship with trade goods (or provisions).  

kannin laḷ jok   {kannin laḷ jekʷ}.   food sufficient for everyone.  

1. Ke ear kōnono ñan armej ro, Būreejtōn Obama ear ba, "Koṃwin aolep tok bwe kannin laḷ jok!"   In his speech to the people, President Obama said, "You all come; the food is sufficient for everyone."  

kanniōk   {kanniyẹk}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kanniōke; n. inal. kanniōkū; v. distrib. kōkanniōkeōk (ekkanniōkeōk); n. constr. kanniōkin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   meat; flesh.  

1. Eḷap an kanniōkeōk (ekkanniōkeōk) piik eṇ raar ṃane.   The pig they killed had much lean meat.  

kanniōkin kau   {kanniyẹkin kahwiw}.   beef.  

1. Jej jab ṃōñā kanniōkin kau iaelōñ ko ilikin iṂajeḷ kōn an jejeḷọk (ejjeḷọk).   We don't eat beef on the outer islands of the Marshalls because there isn't any.  

kanniōkin piik   {kanniyẹkin piyik}.   pork.  

kaññōt   {kagget}.   variant form of kakkōt {kakket}.  

kanōk   {kanek}.   transitive form of kankan {kankan}.  

kanooj   {kahnẹwẹj}.   v. aux..   very; really; especially.  

1. Ej jab kanooj lōñ ṃōñā ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ.   There is really not a lot of food in the islands of the Marshalls. S6  

2. Kōto eo raan jab eo ekar jab kanooj kajoor jibboñon eo.   The wind that day wasn’t especially strong in the morning. P909  

kanōōn   {kahnẹhẹn}.   variant form of kaōnōn {kahẹnhẹn}.  

kañōr   {kagẹr}.   variant form of kañūr {kagir}.  

kanpil   {kanpil}.   n. pers. ri-kanpil.   wise man; sage.  

kanu   {kaniw}.   Dial. E only; see kadu {kadiw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kanuū; v. caus. kōkanu; n. pers. ri-kanu; v. distrib. kōkanunu (ekkanunu); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kōkanunu (ekkanunu).   short; brief.  

1. Juon eṇ ṃōṃaan (eṃṃaan) kanunu (ekkanunu) ear itok ilo baḷuun eo.   A dwarfed man came on the plane.  

kañūr   {kagir}.   Also kañōr {kagẹr}.   n. al.; v. intr. kañūrñūr tr. kañūre; n. constr. kañūrin.   belt; strap.  

1. Kwōn kañūre bọọk ṇe bwe en jab rup.   Wrap that box with a belt so it doesn't burst.  

kañurñur   {kahgʷirgʷir}.   v. intr., tr. kañur(i); n. inal. kañurñurū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   grind with the teeth, noisily; crunch; munch.  

kañūrñūr   {kagirgir}.   Also kañōrñōr {kagẹrgẹr}.   From kañūr {kagir}|.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kañūrñūre; n. inal. kañūrñūrū; v. caus. intr. kōkañūrñūr, tr. kakañōrñōr(e); n. constr. kañūrñūrin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wear a belt; put a belt on.  

1. Ej ke kakañōrñōre ḷadik eṇ?   Is he letting the boy wear a belt? is he putting a belt on the boy?  

kanwōd   {kanwed}.   v. adj., tr. kanwōde; n. inal. kanwōdū; v. caus. kōkanwōd; n. pers. ri-kanwōd; v. distrib. kōkanwōdwōd (ekkanwōdwōd); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mend a net.  

1. Eṃōj ke aṃ kanwōde ok eo?   Have you mended the net?  

2. Ḷeo ekkanwōdwōd eṇ.   He's always mending nets.  

kaōnōn   {kahẹnhẹn}.   Also kanōōn {kahnẹhẹn}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkaōnōn; n. constr. kaōnōnin.   a plant, vine, Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae); a leafless green or brown twining parasite; common on most atolls. N.  

kaōrōr   {kaherher}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kaōrōre; v. caus. kōkaōrōr; n. pers. ri-kaōrōr; n. constr. kaōrōrin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a plant, herb, Phsalis angulata grate one's teeth.  

kap   {kap}.   n. al.; n. constr. kapin.   roll of cloth; bolt of cloth.  

kapāl   {kapal}.   v. intr., tr. kapāle; n. inal. kapālū; n. pers. ri-kapāl.   make magic.  

kapdik   {kapdik}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kapdikū; v. caus. kōkapdik; n. constr. kapdikin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kapdik.   having a shallow draft, of ships (see kaplep).  

1. Emaroñ wōnāneḷọk bwe ekapdik.   It can go close to shore because it has a shallow draft.  

kapeel   {kapeyel}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kapeelū; n. pers. ri-kapeel; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kapeelel..   skillful; clever; craft; knack; wise; astute.  

1. Ṃōṃaan (Eṃṃaan) kapeelel men eṇ.   He's definitely an astute fellow.  

kapej   {kapẹj}.   Also kāpej {kaypẹj}.   From Engl.   cabbage.  

1. Ennọ kapej.   I like cabbage.  

kāpej   {kaypẹj}.   variant form of kapej.  

kapejlọk   {kapẹjlakʷ}.   Also kōpejlọk {kepẹjlakʷ}.   From pejlọk {pẹjlakʷ} |"go through".   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kapejlọke; n. constr. kapejlọkin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   dilute paint; add liquid to substance such as starch; jello; penetrate; pierce.  

1. Kapejlọk wūno ṇe kōn jerpāntain.   Dilute the paint with turpentine.  

kapel   {kahpel}.   From Germ. Gabeḷ.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kapele; n. constr. kapelin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fork.  

1. Kwōn kapele tok juon wūdin kanniōk.   Fork out a piece of meat for me.  

kapen   {kapen}.   v. intr., tr. kapene; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   captain; officer of high rank.  

kapi   {kapiy}.   archaic.   bottom of; west side of; old form of kapin.  

kapi-   {kapi-}.   n. al.; n. inal. kapū; n. constr. kapin, kapi.   bottom of; west side of.  

1. “Ear itok jān kapin aelōñ in raan ko ḷọk, ioon wa e waan aelōñ in.”   He came from the west end of the island a few days ago, on the local boat.” P126  

2. Erreo ke kapin ainbat ṇe?   Is the bottom of that kettle clean?  

3. Jab jijet laḷ bwe enaaj tōtoon (ettoon) kapiṃ.   Don't sit on the ground or the seat of your pants will get dirty.  

kapije   {kapiyjẹy}.   Dial. E, W: kapijje {kapijjẹy}.   v. intr., tr. kapijeik; n. inal. kapijeū; v. caus. kōkapije; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   eat before working; grub.  

1. “Inaaj kapijje ḷọk ilo iiaḷ ṇe adeañ waj, ak jeañ jerak ke ej ja eṃṃan.”   I will eat once we are on our way, so let’s just set sail while the conditions are still good.” P1298  

2. “Injinia ṇe ej jañin kapijje,” Bojin eo ekkōnono.   The Engineer hasn’t eaten yet,” the Boatswain told him. P1295  

3. “Kwōn pād wōt bwe kwōn kapijje,” eba im aōṇōṇ āne ḷọk.   You stay there and eat,” he said as he started paddling toward the shore. P1276  

4. Eor ke kapije jekaṇe?   Is there any grub around?  

kapijje   {kapijjẹy}.   dialectal variant of kapije {kapiyjẹy}.  

kapijjule   {kapijjiwlẹy}.   Dial. E, W: kapinbōklik {kapinbẹklik}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. kapijjuleik(-i); n. pers. ri-kapijjule; n. constr. kapijjulein.   fishing term, said of a coconut leaf chain used as scarer that is strung out unevenly.  

1. Ekapijjule.   The scarer is not even.  

2. Jab kapijjuleik ṃwio ṇe bwe enaaj jejeḷọk kobban.   Better not string that scarer unevenly or it won't catch any fish.  

kapijpij   {kapijpij}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kapijpijū; v. caus. kōkapijpij; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   kneel or bend over.  

kapijukune-   {kapiyjikʷine-}.   n. inal. kapijukunō.   home of; property of; land inherited by.  

kapiḷak   {kapiyḷak}.   tropical storm similar to typhoon in strength.  

Kapi-Ḷak   {kapiy-ḷak}.   See Ḷak: "west of Ḷak".   a constellation: stars in Perseus; alpha, beta, delta.  

kapilōk   {kapiylẹk}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kapilōke; n. pers. ri-kapilōk; v. distrib. kōkapilōklōk (ekkapilōklōk); n. constr. kapilōkin.   advise; admonish.  

1. Kwōn kapilōke ḷadik eṇ nājiṃ bwe eḷap an kadek.   Give your boy some advice—he drinks too much.  

2. Lale kwaar kanooj kepaake rukkure raṇe bwe jet raṇe rōkadek im rōmaroñ juur eok,” Jema ekapilōk tok eō.   Make sure you don’t get too close to the players because some of them are drunk and they could kick you,” Father advised me P152  

kapilōñ   {kapiylẹg}.   Also kipilōñ {kipiylẹg}.   n. pers. ri-kapilōñ.   western sky; Caroline Islands; Mariana Islands.  

1. Ebūrōrō kapilōñ.   The western sky is red.  

kapilōñ iōñ   {kapiylẹg yi'yẹg}.   northwestern sky.  

kapilōñ rōk   {kapiylẹg rẹk}.   southwestern sky.  

kāpin   {kaypin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kāpinin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cabin.  

1. Kōm ar kāpin tok.   We stayed in a cabin during our trip here.  

kapin   see kapi-. bottom.  

kapin lañ   {kapin lag}.   horizon.  

1. Ekkōdọdo kapinlañ.   There are clouds on the horizon.  

kapinbōklik   {kapinbẹklik}.   dialectal variant of kapijjule {kapijjiwlẹy}.  

Kapin-marok   {kapin-marekʷ}.   Hades; depths of darkness.  

kapipā   {kapiypay}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kapipāik; n. pers. ri-kapipā; n. constr. kapipāin.   pound food; mash; pulverize; beat; spank.  

1. Kapipāik kaṇe.   Pound the breadfruit.  

kapit   {kapit}.   transitive form of kōkapit {kekapit}.  

kapitō-   {kapite-}.   Also kapte- {kapte-}.   n. inal. kapitō.   oil belonging to; possessive classifier, perfume or lotion, or containers thereof.  

kapitōn būriij   {kapiten biriyij}.   ordination.  

kapjer   {kapjẹr}.   Also kilaaj {kilahaj}, kapjor {kapjẹrʷ}.   n. al.; n. constr. kapjerin.   mirror.  

kapjulaḷ₁   {kapjiwlaḷ}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kapjulaḷū; v. caus. kōkapjulaḷ; n. constr. kapjulaḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kapjulaḷ.   unable to go in shallow water, of vessels; having a deep draft.  

1. Ekapjulaḷ wa eṇ im emaroñ eọṇ ilo wōd eṇ.   That boat can't go in shallow water, and it may go on the reef.  

2. Jab kepaak āne bwe ekapjulaḷ wa in.   Don't go too close to shore for the boat has a deep draft.  

Kapjulaḷ₂   {kapjiwlaḷ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkapjulaḷ; n. constr. Kapjulaḷin.   a plant, pandanus cultigen.  

kaplep   {kaplep}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kaplepū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kaplep.   low keel; canoe that cannot go in shallow water.  

kaplo   {kaplew}.   v. intr., tr. kaplouk; n. inal. kaploū; n. pers. ri-kaplo; v. distrib. kōkaplolo (ekkaplolo); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to spit; saliva; spittle; slobber; expectorate.  

1. Ekkaplolo niñniñ eṇ.   That baby is always slobbering.  

kapo   {kapew}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kapouk, kapoik; n. inal. kapoū; n. pers. ri-kapo; v. distrib. kōkapopo (ekkapopo); n. constr. kapoin.   tempt; temptation.  

1. Ear kapouk bwe in kōbaatat.   He tempted me to smoke.  

2. Jab kadeḷọñ kōm ilo kapo.   Lead us not into temptation.  

3. Tepiḷ ekkapopo.   The devil is always trying to tempt someone.  

kāpoon   {kaypewen}.   Also kāboṇ {kaybeṇʷ}.   n. al.; n. inal. kāpoonū; n. constr. kāpoonin.   intersection of roads; corner.  

kapopo   {kapewpew}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kapopoū; n. pers. ri-kapopo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. kapopo.   contagious.  

1. Ekapopo mej in.   This disease is contagious.  

2. Mej kapopo men ṇe ippaṃ.   Your sickness is quite contagious.  

kappe   {kappẹy}.   n. inal. kappeū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   seacoast; shore; land edge of beach.  

1. Ej jijet ioon kappe.   He is sitting on the bank.  

kappej   {kappẹj}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kappejū; n. pers. ri-kappej; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, use fishpole at night.  

1. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej kappej lik.   The men are fishing with poles at the ocean side.  

kappetpet   {kappetpet}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kappetpet; n. constr. kappetpetin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a game, hop-scotch.  

1. Ledik ro raar kappetpettok ilowaan iaḷ eo tok.   The girls were playing hop-scotch along the path.  

kappiñ   {kappig}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kappiñ; n. constr. kappiñin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a game, high jump or broad jump.  

1. Rej kappiñ.   They're doing the high jump.  

2. Ri-kappiñ men raṇ.   Those are high jumpers.  

kappok   {kappẹkʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kappukot; n. inal. kappokū; n. pers. ri-kappok; n. constr. kappokin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   look for; search for; hunt for.  

1. Kwaar kappok ke ṃōn wia eṇ?   Did you look for it (them) at that store?  

2. Kwōn kappukottok juon pinjeḷ.   Try to find me a pencil.  

kappok jide   {kappẹkʷ jidẹy}.   slang.   apple-polishing; curry favor with someone; snobbish.  

1. Ej kappok an jide.   He's apple-polishing.  

2. Koṃwin jab kappok ami jide im āinwōt ñe koṃ ajri.   Stop being like children polishing apples.  

kappokpok   {kappẹkʷpẹkʷ}.   Also ṃōjjero {ṃẹjjẹyrẹw}.   a food, very ripe breadfruit baked in coconut oil.  

kappukot   {kappikʷet}.   transitive form of kappok {kappẹkʷ}.  

kaptō-   {kapte-}.   variant form of kapitō- {kapite-}.  

kapwor   {kapwẹr}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkapwor; n. constr. kapworin.   a shell, giant clam.  

kar₁   {kar}.   Also kōrat .   scratch; scrape.  

1. Ear kar kūbwe eo jān laḷ.   He scraped up the droppings.  

kar₂   {kar}.   v. aux..   past tense; conditional, contrary to fact; had; ought to have.  

1. “Ej jañin kar or etan ak ij ḷōmṇak eṃṃan ñe jenaaj ṇa etan Likabwiro jān kiiō im wōnṃaan ḷọk,” eba.   It doesn’t have a name yet but I was thinking it would be good if we called it Likabwiro from now on,” he said. P329  

2. “Eor jete raan kiin jān ke jekar jerak ñan Likiep?”   How many days has it been since we set sail for Likiep?” P1326  

3. Erjel ej aikuj kar kōrọọl jimettanin ḷōut jab eo bwe eban kar maat in uwe.   They had to take half a load back because it wouldn’t have fit on the boat. P365  

4. Iar jab ba ke enaaj kar eṃṃan lañ.   I’m not the one who said the weather would be fine. P640  

5. Kar ta eo ḷōḷḷap eo ekar ba?”   What was it the old man said?” P780  

6. Ke ikar tōpar ḷọk Kapen eo, ikar lo bwe ekar ṃōṃan wōt an pād.   When I reached the Captain, I saw that he was still okay. P1141  

karbōb   {karbeb}.   v. adj.; n. inal. karbōbū; v. caus. kōkarbōb; n. pers. ri-karbōb; v. distrib. kōkarbōbbōb (ekkarbōbbōb); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   neat; well-formed; perfect; elegant; decent; tidy.  

1. Ekkarbōbbōb ajri raṇ nājin.   She always bears healthy children.  

2. Kōrā eo ekkarbōbbōb eṇ.   She's always smartly dressed.  

kare   {karẹy}.   From Japn. karē (カレー) (from Engl. curry).   n. al.; v. adj., tr. kareik(i); n. inal. kareū; n. pers. ri-kare; v. distrib. kōkarkare (ekkarkare); n. constr. karein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   curry.  

1. Kareik(i) jidik.   Throw a dash of curry in it.  

kāre   {kayrey}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kāreik; n. inal. kāreū; n. pers. ri-kāre; v. distrib. kōkārere (ekkārere); n. constr. kārein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mix with water; dilute; ingredient; blend.  

1. Kwōn kāreik jekaro ṇe.   Dilute that toddy.  

2. Ta ṇe kāre in juup ṇe?   What are the soup ingredients?  

kāre kāāj   {kayrey kayaj}.   idiom.   fishing contest.  

1. Kōjrooj kab kāre kāāj.   Now the two of us are really going to have a fishing contest.  

kāre lọwob   {kayrey lawwẹb}.   idiom.   contest, fighting or wrestling.  

1. Kokōṇaan ke kāre lọwob?   Would you like to take me on?  

karejar   {kareyjar}.   v. intr.; n. inal. karejera; n. pers. ri-karejar; n. constr. karejarin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cooperate; collaborate.  

1. Ear karejar ḷọk ñan er ak ālik tata raar ṃane.   He collaborated for them but they ultimately did him in.  

2. Ej juon ri-karejar ejeḷā ḷōmṇak kōn ro jet.   He is a cooperator, considerate of others.  

3. Kwōn jab ankoṇak iṃōn ri-turuṃ, kwōn jab ankoṇak lio pāleen ri-turuṃ, jaab karejeran ṃaan, jaab karejeran kōrā, jaab an kau, jaab an aj, jaab men ko jabdewōt an ri-turuṃ.   Thou shalt not covet they neighbor’s house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s. S5  

4. Ḷeo ri-karejeran ear kalbuuj kōn an kar uror.   His associate was charged with murder and imprisoned.  

karere   {kareyrey}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. karereik; n. pers. ri-karere; n. constr. karerein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   flatten pandanus leaves.  

1. An kōrā jerbal karere.   It's a woman's job to flatten pandanus leaves.  

2. Karereiktok juon tūrtūr in aj.   Flatten a bundle of pandanus leaves for me.  

kariab   {kariyab}.   v. intr., tr. kariabe; n. pers. ri-kariab.   refute; disprove.  

kariwutut   {kariywitwit}.   n. al.; n. constr. kariwututin.   a game, racing toy outrigger canoes.  

karjin   {karjin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. karjini; n. inal. karjinū; v. caus. kōkarjin; v. distrib. kōkarjinjin (ekkarjinjin); n. constr. karjinin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   kerosene.  

1. Ekkarjinjin nuknuk e aō.   There is (the smell of) kerosene all over my clothes.  

2. Kwōn karjini ṃokta jān aṃ tile.   Throw some kerosene on it before you light it.  

karkar   {karkar}.   v. intr., tr. kōrat(e), kōrat(i); n. inal. karkarū; n. pers. ri-karkar; v. distrib. karkarōte; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cut out copra meat from shell.  

1. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej kōrate waini ko.   Those men are cutting the meat out of those copra nuts.  

karko   {karkew}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kōkkarkoko, tr. kōkarkouk; n. pers. ri-karko; v. distrib. kōkarkoko (ekkarkoko); n. constr. karkoin.   skin disease; white acne-like fungus under skin.  

1. Ekkarkoko ānbwinnin.   He has lots of fungi under his skin.  

2. Raar kōkkarkokouk ānbwinnin kōn nitōḷ.   They picked fungi off his skin with needles.  

karo   {karew}.   From Japn. karō (家老) "chamberlain".   head of a household; head man.  

karōk₁   {karek}.   n. al.; v. distrib. kōkrōkrōk (ekkarōkrōk); n. constr. karōkin.   turtle nest.  

1. Ekkarōkrōk arin Jemọ.   Jemo's shores are always full of turtle nests.  

karōk₂   {karek}.   transitive form of kōkar {kekar}.  

Karoḷāin   {karewḷayin}.   Caroline; place name; Caroline Islands.  

kāroñjak   {kayregʷjak}.   Also keroñjak {keyregʷjak}.   From roñjake {regʷjakey}|.   v. intr., tr. kāroñjake.   listen intently; monitor.  

1. Ear kōḷaak kein kāroñjake ko.   He put on the earphones.  

2. Kwōn kakkōt kāroñjake retio ṇe.   Listen closely to the radio.  

karpen   {karpẹn}.   v. adj., tr. karpine, karpeni (pl); n. inal. karpenū; v. caus. kōkarpen; n. pers. ri-karpen; v. distrib. kōkarpenpen (ekkarpenpen); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mend; patch.  

1. “Iññā,” Jema eba, “Ikar lo wōt an Bojin karpeni potak jiddik ko ie raan eo ḷọk. Ak …”   Yes,” Father said. I saw the Boatswain patching up some little tears the other day. But …” P422  

2. Ekkarpenpen jōōt eo an.   His shirt has patches all over it.  

karpine   {karpiney}.   transitive form of karpen {karpẹn}.  

karreelel   {karrẹyẹlyẹl}.   advertise; campaigning; a commercial; propaganda.  

1. Etke kwōj jab karreelel kake ṃweiuk kaṇ ilo ṃōn wia eṇ aṃ.   Why don't you advertise the merchandise in your store?  

karrọñrọñ   {karragʷragʷ}.   Also kōrrañrañ {kerragʷragʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. karrọñrọñe; n. pers. ri-karrọñrọñ; n. constr. karrọñrọñin.   perforate.  

kartōp   {kartep}.   n. al.; v. caus. intr. kōkartōp, tr. kōkartōpe; v. distrib. kōkartōptōp (ekkartōptōp); n. constr. kartōpin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   a plant, Asplenium nidus L. (Pteridophyta); The birds' nest fern. This epiphyte has long, simple leaves up to six feet in length. the sori are borne in slanted rows on the back of the fern.  

karuk   {karikʷ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkaruk; v. distrib. kōkrukruk (ekkarukruk); n. constr. karukin.   white sand crab.  

1. Eḷap an kōkrukruk (ekkarukruk) iarin ānin.   There are lots of sand crabs on the lagoon beach of this islet.  

karūtto   {karittew}.   vulgar.   From rūtto {rittew} |"mature".   n. al.; v. intr., tr. karūttouk; n. pers. ri-karūtto; n. constr. karūttoin.   make mature; deflower; initiate sexually; cause to come of age.  

karuwanene   {kariwanẹynẹy}.   Also karwainene {karwahyinẹynẹy}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. karuwaneneik; n. pers. ri-karuwanene; n. constr. karuwanenein.   welcome; make someone feel welcome; hospitality.  

1. Jen ilān karuwaneneik ruwamāejet raṇ.   Let's go welcome the strangers.  

karwaan   {karwahan}.   Also kōrwaan {kerwahan}.   v. intr., tr. karwaane; n. pers. ri-karwaan; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   be with; accompany; chaperon; escort.  

1. Itok kōjro karwaan bwe iabwinmake.   Come let's go together because I'm afraid to go alone.  

karwainene   {karwahyinẹynẹy}.   variant form of karuwanene {kariwanẹynẹy}.  

karwūn   {karwin}.   v. intr., tr. karwūni; n. inal. karwūnū; n. pers. ri-karwūn; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   scale fish.  

1. Eṃōj ke an karwūn ek ko?   Have the fish been scaled?  

2. Kwōn karwūni ek kaṇe.   Scale those fish there.  

kat₁   {kat}.   n. al.; n. inal. katū; n. constr. katin.   side of man or animal.  

kat₂   {kat}.   v. intr., tr. kate; n. inal. katū.   stand a coconut husking stick in the ground.  

1. Kwōn kate doon ṇe ṇa iturun bōb eṇ.   Stand the husking stick in the ground by that pandanus tree.  

kat₃   {kat}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kate; n. constr. katin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cut cards.  

1. Kwōnañin kate ke kaaj kaṇe?   Have you cut (the cards) yet  

katabuuk   {katahbiwik}.   Also kōtabuuk(i) {ketahbiwik(iy)}.   causative form of tabu {tahbiw}.  

katak   {kahtak}.   Also kōkatak (ekkatak).   n. al., v. intr., tr. katakin(-i), n. inal. kataki), v. caus. kōkatak; n. pers. rūkkatak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   study; learn; to teach; discipline; instruction; lesson; moral.  

1. “Aaet ij ememej wōt ekkatak ko an irooj eo kōjro kar bōk arro jeḷā ippān,” Jema eba ñan ḷōḷḷap eo.   Yes, I still remember what our chief taught us when we studied with him,” Father said to the old man. P123  

2. Iar katakini kūta.   I taught him how to play the guitar.  

3. Ña rūkkatak bajjek.   I'm just beginning to learn.  

katak kōn menin mour   {kahtak kẹn menin mẹwir}.   zoology.  

katak kōn mour   {kahtak kẹn mẹwir}.   biology.  

1. Rej katak kōn mour ilo jikuuḷ.   They're studying biology in school.  

kate   {katey}.   transitive form of kakkōt {kakket}.  

1. “Nejū e, bar kate eok jidik im jab kijer in mājur,” eba.   Son, hold on a minute and don’t go to sleep yet,” he said. P816  

katejukjuk   {katẹyjikʷjikʷ}.   From kate {katey} |"try", jukjuk {jikʷjikʷ} |"stay put, live, make a community".   n. al.; v. caus. kōkatejukjuk; n. constr. katejukjukin.   a plant, Eleusine indica (L.) gaertn; A digitate grass resembling the digitarias. prob. w.  

katiej   {katiyẹj}.   jump up.  

katiin   {kahtiyin}.   Also katiiñ {kahtiyig}.   From Japn. kāten (カーテン) (from Engl. curtain).   n. al.; v. intr., tr. katiini; n. inal. katiinū; v. caus. kōkatiin; n. constr. katiinin.   curtain; drape.  

katiiñ   {kahtiyig}.   variant form of katiin {kahtiyin}.  

kātilmaak   {kaytilmahak}.   v. intr..   fly up and down.  

1. Bao kaṇ rej kātilmaak iṃaan wa in.   Those birds are flying up and down in front of this boat.  

katin   {katin}.   Also kaat {kahat}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. distrib. kōktintin (ekkatintin); n. constr. katinin.   carton.  

1. Iar wiaik ḷalem katin in jikka kameḷ.   I bought five cartons of Camel cigarettes.  

katkijṃuuj   {katkijṃiwij}.   From Latin.   catechism.  

Katlik₁   {katlik}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. Katlikū; v. caus. kōkatlik; n. pers. ri-Katlik; n. constr. Katlikin.   Catholic.  

1. Ekatlik ñāāt?   When did he become a Catholic?  

2. Enañin aolep jikuuḷ kein an kien bōtab ebar wōr an Katlik im Būrotijen.   Most of these schools are public schools, but there are also Catholic and Protestant schools as of 1965. S9  

3. Ewōr emān an Būrotijen jikuuḷ kab ruo an Katlik.   Four of the schools are Protestant and two Catholic as of 1965. S9  

katḷọk   {katḷakʷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. katḷọkin.   catalogue.  

1. Letok ṃōk katḷọk eo aṃ bwe in lale.   May I see your catalogue?  

katmāne   {katmaney}.   Also kōtmāne {ketmaney}.   v. intr..   expect; propose to do; hope, trust, look forward to.  

1. Iar jab kōtmāne aṃ itok.   I did not expect you to come.  

2. Ij kōtmāne etal ñan Ṃajeḷ iiō in laḷ.   I expect to go to the Marshalls next year.  

3. Ña ij katmāne bwe enaaj itok ilo baḷuun eo ilju.   I expect him to come on the plane tomorrow.  

katnok   {katnekʷ}.   put thatch on walls.  

katok   {katekʷ}.   From tok {tekʷ} |"catch fire".   v. intr., tr. katoke; n. inal. katokū; n. pers. ri-katok; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   offer sacrifice; sacrifice; incantation.  

katōk   {katek}.   Dial. E only; see {meh}.   a fish, wrasse, Epibulus insidiator.  

kātōk   {kaytek}.   v. intr., tr. kātōk(e).   assert oneself.  

1. Ear kātōke ñan ḷōṃaro.   He provoked the men.  

2. Jab kātōk eok bwe kooḷaḷo.   Don't assert yourself for you are a weakling.  

kāto-ketak   {kaytẹw-kẹytak}.   Lit. fly westward, fly eastward.   v. intr.; v. caus. tr. kōkāto-ketake.   jump around.  

1. Jab kōtḷọk an kāto-ketak.   Don't let him/her jump around. (frequently heard in a household with active children)  

2. Kwōnāj kāto-ketake ḷadik ṇe bajjek innem ejujen wōt im jorrāān.   You'll keep letting the boy jump around like that and he’s going to end up hurting himself.  

katoḷọk   {katẹwḷakʷ}.   archaic.   divest of all property; purge; purify; expurgate; cleanse; catharsis.  

katooj   {katewej}.   From tooj "conspicuous".   fishing method, hunt lobster or coconut crab when the moon is right.  

katrar   {katrar}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. katrare; n. pers. ri-katrar; n. constr. katrarin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   dry pandanus or coconut leaves over fire in preparation for weaving.  

katriiñ   {katriyig}.   From Engl. (or Germ.) Catherine.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkatriiñ; n. constr. katriiñin.   a plant, Ocimum sanctum L. (labiatae). A cult. Mint.  

katro   {katrew}.   vulgar.   v. intr., tr. katrouk; n. inal. katroū; n. pers. ri-katro.   sexual act; rapid up and down movement of hips.  

kattal   {kattal}.   Also kōttal {kettal}.   n. al.; n. constr. kattalin.   rafters; horizontal.  

kattar   {kattar}.   Also kōttar {kettar}.   v. intr., tr. kattare; n. inal. kattarū; n. pers. ri-kattar; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wait for; bide; await.  

1. “Kōttar jidik,” Jema ekar ba.   Hold on a minute,” Father said. P1102  

kattōñtōñ   {kattẹgtẹg}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kattōñtōñū; n. constr. kattōñtōñin.   pleasant; popular; graceful; charming; provoking laughter.  

1. Ekattōñtōñ an bwebwenato.   He tells laugh-provoking stories.  

2. Ṃantin kattōñtōñ kaṇ an rōkabwebweik eō.   Her charming movements drive me crazy.  

kattoojoj   {kattewejwej}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kattoojojū; n. pers. ri-kattoojoj; n. constr. kattoojojin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   flirt; show-off before the opposite sex.  

1. Ledik eṇ ej kattoojojwaj ñan eok.   The girl is trying to flirt with you.  

2. Lieṇ ḷōṃa ri-kattoojoj.   Gentlemen, she's a flirt.  

kattōrak   {kattẹhrak}.   variant form of tōrak {tẹhrak}.  

kattu   {kattiw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kattuik, kattuuk; n. inal. kattuū; n. pers. ri-kattu; n. constr. kattuin.   dip food; dunk.  

1. Ennọ kattu ilo wiwi in wōn.   Dipping breadfruit in turtle fat is scrumptious.  

2. Kattu eo ilo bade eo, kōṃṃan jān jukkwe.   The dip at the party was made from oysters.  

3. Kwōn kattuuki.   Dip it.  

4. Pilawā kattu kọpe.   Bread dipped in coffee.  

kattūkat   {kattikat}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kattūkat; n. constr. kattūkatin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   do one's best; try hard; persevere; distributive form of kakkōt {kakket}.  

1. Kattūkat wōt bwe ejako ejeṃḷọk.   Do your best for it's almost over.  

katu   {katiw}.   From kōto {kẹtẹw} |"wind".   v. intr.; n. inal. katuū; n. pers. ri-katu; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   check the weather; weather lookout; forecast weather.  

katūbtūb   {katibtib}.   v. intr.; n. inal. katūbtūbū; v. caus. kōkatūbtūb.   hail; call to.  

1. Jen al em katūbtūb etan Irooj.   let's sing and hail the name of the Lord.  

kau₁   {kahwiw}.   v. intr., tr. kauik, kauuk; n. inal. kauū; n. pers. ri-kau.   look after a sick person; nurse a patient.  

1. Ij ilān kauuk ri-nañinmej eṇ.   I am going to nurse that sick person.  

2. Rōmoot in kauuk ri-nañinmej eo.   They went to care for the sick person.  

kau₂   {kahwiw}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kauin.   cow; beef.  

kaū   {kahih}.   v. intr., tr. kaūūk; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   draw lips to one side in contempt; pout; make a face.  

1. Raar kaūūk bwilijmāāṇ eo.   They made faces at the policeman.  

kaubowe   {kahwiwbewey}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kauboweik; n. inal. kauboweū; n. pers. ri-kaubowe; n. constr. kaubowein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cowboy.  

1. Āin kwe wōt kaubowe bwe kwaar kauboweik wa eo.   You're like a cowboy because of the way you mounted the vehicle.  

2. Ḷadik eo ear kauboweik peikab eo.   The boy jumped on the pick-up truck while it was still moving (just like a cowboy).  

kaujuuj   see kawūjwūj.  

kauḷaḷo   {kahwiḷahḷẹw}.   Dial. W only; see kadeọeo {kahdeyawyẹw}.   Also kọuḷaḷo {kawiḷahḷẹw}.   v. caus. kōkauḷaḷo; v. distrib. kōkauḷaḷoḷo (ekkauḷaḷoḷo).   spider.  

1. Jab bōktok kọuḷaḷo bwe enāj kōkọuḷaḷoḷo (ekkọuḷaḷoḷo) ṃwiin.   Don't bring spiders to this house or it will be crawling with them.  

kaurur baib   {kahwirwir bahyib}.   Also kọurur baib {kawirwir bahyib}.   slang..   illicit drinking; smoking marijuana.  

1. Iar jibwe aerro kọurur baib.   I caught them smoking pot.  

kaurur jiañ   {kawirwir jiyag}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kaurur jiañ; n. constr. kaurur jiañin.   black magic performed by a sorcerer using a husked coconut; pacify the winds and cause winds favorable for a sailing expedition.  

1. Rijọubwe eo eṇ ej kaurur jiañ.   The sorcerer is doing his thing to cause good sailing winds.  

kauwe₁   {kahwiwẹy}.   Also kọuwe {kawiwẹy}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kauweik; n. pers. ri-kauwe; n. constr. kauwein.   leaven.  

1. Kwōnañin kọuweiki ke pilawā eo?   Have you put leaven in the dough?  

kauwe₂   {kahwiwẹy}.   Also kọuwe {kawiwẹy}.   v. intr., tr. kauweik; n. inal. kauweū; n. pers. ri-kauwe.   scold; warn; reproach; advise; punish; reprove; admonish; reprimand.  

kauwe₃   {kahwiwẹy}.   Dial. E only; see ṃōḷojetak {ṃeḷẹwjeytak}.   Also kọuwe {kawiwẹy}.   a fish, pompano, Trachinotus bailloni a fish, opelu, Cecapterus sp.  

kauwiinin   see kọwiinin.  

kauwōtata   {kahwiwetahtah}.   Also kọuwōtata {kawiwetahtah}.   From uwōta {wiwetah}|.   v. adj., tr. kauwōtataik; n. inal. kauwōtataū; v. caus. kōkauwōtata; n. pers. ri-kauwōtata.   dangerous; hazardous; risky; endanger; jeopardize.  

1. “Ak jab meḷọkḷọk naan eo an rūtto ro, ‘ekadu tōllọk in a eaetok peḷọk inñe koṃ ḷokan kanne wa ṇe kōn jọkpej, ej kab naaj kauwōtataḷọk wōt.”   But don’t forget the old saying staying within the realm of possibilities is short, but being adrift like this is long’; when you guys fill the boat with scrap, it will be more dangerous.” P99  

2. “Kōṃṃanṃōn wōt bwe ekauwōtataḷọk,” Jema eba.   Be careful; things are getting pretty dangerous,” Father said. P749  

3. Ekọuwōtata jerbal eo an.   His work is dangerous.  

4. Kwōn jab kọuwōtataiki mour kein ad.   Don't endanger our lives.  

kawal₁   {kahwal}.   a fish.  

kawal₂   {kahwal}.   watch for enemies.  

kawiiaea   {kahwiyyahyah}.   From awiia {hawiyyah}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kawiiaeaū; v. caus. kōkawiiaea; n. pers. ri-kawiiaea; n. constr. kawiiaeain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   avoid; stay away from.  

1. Jab kawiiaea jān eō.   Don't avoid me.  

kawor   see kọor.  

kawūjwūj   {kahwijwij}.   Also kaujuuj .   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kawūjwūji; n. pers. ri-kawūjwūj; n. constr. kawūjwūjin.   predict, using cards; foretell; solitaire.  

1. Ear kawūjwūji an ḷōḷḷap eo mej.   He predicted the old man's death.  

kawūno   {kahwinew}.   Also kauno, kọuno {kawinew}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. kawūnoik; n. inal. kawūnoū; n. pers. ri-kawūno; v. distrib. kōkọunono (ekkọunono); n. constr. kawūnoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   dye; coloring.  

1. Eor ke aṃ kọuno?   Have you any coloring?  

kāwur   {kaywir}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkāwur; n. constr. kāwurin.   young chicken; bird just getting first wing feathers and not big enough to eat.  

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ke₁   {kẹy}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōke; n. constr. kein.   porpoise; dolphin, Delphinus roseiventris.  

ke₂   {key}.   yes-no question particle; past tense subordinate clause introducer; that; as.  

1. “Ke ḷe, Bojin?”   What do you think, Boatswain?” P330  

2. Ke ān eo ṇe i ṃaan, ta aṃ ḷōmṇak kiiō?”   What are your thoughts now that there is land up ahead?” P1238  

3. Ke kōmmān kar jino ṃabuñ ear jiljilimjuon awa.   It was seven o’clock when we started eating breakfast. P834  

4. Rōbuuki ke ej duojtok.   He was shot as he stepped out.  

kea   {keyah}.   From Engl.   care about, be concerned for.  

1. Ej jab kea kōj.   S/he doesn't care about us.  

kea-   {keya-}.   Also kāā-, jekea-, jekāā- .   n. al.; n. inal. kea; n. constr. kea-n.   trunk; shape; figure; see kāān, kā.  

kear   {keyhar}.   Also keeaar {keyyahar}.   go from sea side of an island to lagoon side.  

1. Tokālik iḷak bōk bōra im erre ḷọk, ilo aerro keaar ioon bok.   After a little while, I turned my head and saw them coming toward us on the sand. P1256  

keār₁   {keyyar}.   Also kear, keear-dik {keyyar-dik}.   a bird, black-naped tern, Sterna sumatrana gull.  

keār₂   {keyyar}.   Dial. W: keār-ḷap {keyyar-ḷap}, E: keār-ṃōt {keyyar-ṃẹt}.   a bird, crested tern, Thalasseus bergii.  

keār-ḷap   {keyyar-ḷap}.   dialectal variant of keār {keyyar}.  

keār-ṃōt   {keyyar-ṃẹt}.   dialectal variant of keār {keyyar}.  

kebeban   {keybeyban}.   v. intr., tr. kebebane; n. inal. kebebanū; v. caus. kōkebeban; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   shiver; shudder, as with cold.  

kebōḷ   {keybeḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kebōḷe; n. constr. kebōḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cable; strong wires twisted together.  

1. Jen kebōḷe rikin kein.   Let's use cable for the riggings.  

keeaar   {keyyahar}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. keeaarū; v. caus. intr. kōkeeaar, tr. kōkeeaare; n. pers. ri-keeaar; n. constr. keeaarin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   go to the lagoon side; fly to the lagoon side.  

1. Kwaar lo ke an Liṃwejo keeaar iṃwiin?   Did you notice Limwejo walking to the lagoon side here?  

keeañ   {keyyag}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kōkeeañ; n. pers. ri-keeañ; n. constr. keeañin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   announcement; proclamation; news; report of official matters; inform; notify.  

1. Koṃ keeañḷọk kōn naan ṇe ñan Rita.   Spread the news over to Rita.  

keej   {kẹyẹj}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. keeje; v. distrib. kōkeejej (ekkeejej); n. constr. keejin.   case, as of food; case, as of legal matter.  

keek   {kẹyẹk}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. keekin.   cake.  

keelwaan   {keyelwahan}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. keelwaanū; v. caus. kōkeelwaan; n. pers. ri-keelwaan; n. constr. keelwaanin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   naked; badly dressed; uncovered; exposed; bare.  

1. Kanuknuk ro keelwaan.   Clothe the naked.  

keem   {keyem}.   From Engl..   game.  

keemem   {keyemyem}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. keememe; n. inal. keememū; v. caus. kōkeemem; n. pers. ri-keemem; n. constr. keememin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   feast; birthday party; anniversary; banquet; celebration.  

keememej   {kẹyẹmyẹmẹj}.   v. intr., tr. keememeje; v. caus. intr. kōkeememej, tr. kōkeememeje; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   remember.  

1. “Kiiō emotḷọk de juon allōñ jān ke jeañ ar jerak jān Kwajleen ñan Likiep ak eñiin jej eppepe wōt i lọmeto im mōttan wōt jidik emaat limed dān,” Bojin eo ekakeememej ḷọk Jema.   It’s been a month since we set sail from Kwajalein to Likiep but we are drifting at sea and we are almost out of drinking water,” the Boatswain reminded Father. P1018  

2. Juon, raar kowaḷọk bōḷāāk eo an Ṃaikronijia im ruo, raar kōṃṃan bwe Julae 12 raan en an Ṃaikronijia raan in kakkije in kakeememej jinoin Kọñkorej eo an Ṃaikronijia.   One was to decide upon a flag for Micronesia, and the second was to set July 12 as a holiday to commemorate the beginning of the Congress of Micronesia. S16  

3. Kwōn keememej raan in Jabōt bwe kwōn kokkwōjarjare.   Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. S5  

4. Kwōn keememeje ta eo iaar ba ñan kwe.   Remember what I told you.  

keeṇ   {keyeṇ}.   transitive form of kōkeeṇ {kekeyeṇ}.  

keeñjak   {keyegjak}.   v. intr., tr. keeñjake, keñaj; n. inal. keeñjakū; v. caus. kōkeeñjak; v. distrib. kōkeeñjakjak (ekkeeñjakjak); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bump a sore or wound.  

1. Ekeeñjak kinej e neō.   I bumped the sore on my leg.  

2. Ekkeeñjakjak kinej eṇ pein.   He is always bumping the wound on his hand.  

keeñki   {kẹyẹgkiy}.   Also keiñki {kẹyigkiy}.   From Japn. genki (元気).   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. keeñkiū; v. caus. intr. kōkeeñki, tr. kōkeeñkiik; n. pers. ri-keeñki; n. constr. keeñkiin.   energy; energetic; good health; vivacious; active; lively; hearty; pep.  

1. Eḷap wōt an keeñki.   He's so energetic.  

2. Jekdọọn ñe eḷōḷḷap ak ej keiñki wōt.   Despite his being old, he's still very active.  

3. Jiroñ eṇ ej loe ekakeiñkiiki.   His new girl has brought new life into him.  

keepep   {kẹyẹpyẹp}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. keepepū; n. constr. keepepin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   yank; apply constant powerful pressure on a rope; snare for catching birds.  

1. Jekdọọn ñe ekankan to eo ak pen in deo an keepep.   Even though the rope was pulled taut, he continued to hold it.  

2. Kōttar an allok neen em keepep.   Wait till his foot gets in the noose then yank.  

keeprañ   {keyeprag}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkeeprañ; n. constr. keeprañin.   a plant, general term for bananas, Musa sapientum L. (Musaceae); banana.  

keid   {kẹyid}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. keidi; n. inal. keidū; v. caus. kōkeid; n. pers. ri-keid; n. constr. keidin.   compare; take a rooster to a cock-fight; cause to fight.  

1. Ajri raṇ rej keid bao.   The children are having a cock-fight.  

2. Jab keidi bao kaṇe.   Don't make those chickens fight.  

3. Keidi ṃōk waḷọk e ippaṃ.   Please compare my results (figures) with yours.  

4. Kwōn keidi ṃōk ewi wōt ṃweo eṃṃan iaan ṃōkaṇ.   Please compare which of those houses is best.  

keidi   see keid. compare.  

keiie   {kẹyiyyẹy}.   v. adj.; n. inal. keiieū; n. pers. ri-keiie; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   strong; useful; serviceable.  

1. Ekeiie lieṇ.   She is a great help.  

2. Eḷap an keiie wa eṇ.   That boat is very useful.  

keiiuiu   {kẹyiyyiwyiw}.   Also kāiiuiu {kayiyyiwyiw}.   swamp spring; hole in a swamp where the water rises and falls with the tide.  

keikōb   {kẹyikẹb}.   n. al.; n. constr. keikōbin.   bucket or can for drawing water from a well; variant form of kekōb {kẹykẹb}.  

1. “Bar teiñi tok ṃōk keikōb ṇe kōn dānnin lọjet,” Jema eba tok.   Fill up that bucket with sea water,” he said. P1167  

keilupako   {kẹyiliwpakew}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. keilupakoik(i); n. pers. ri-keilupako; n. constr. keilupakoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fastest method of righting a canoe after it has capsized in order to escape sharks.  

1. Ej okjak wōt wa eo ak keilupakoiki.   As soon as the canoe capsized they performed the keilupako.  

kein₁   {kẹyin}.   these (things close to us both); demonstrative, first person inclusive plural nonhuman.  

kein₂   {kẹyin}.   word used to form phrases and ordinal numbers; instrumental; thing for doing something.  

1. Kein kajilu.   The third.  

2. Kein ṃōñā.   Eating utensils.  

kein₃   {kẹyin}.   variant form of kāān {kayan}.  

kein aō   {kẹyin haheh}.   life jacket; life preserver.  

kein jerbal   {kẹyin jerbal}.   Also keijerbal {kẹyijerbal}.   tool; apparatus; implement; instrument.  

1. Eor ke aṃ kein jerbal?   Have you any tools?  

kein juṃae   {kẹyin jiwṃahyey}.   idiom.   objection.  

kein kāāmen   {kẹyin kaymen}.   Also kein kāmen .   the fourth.  

kein kajilu   {kẹyin kajiliw}.   the third.  

kein kajuon   {kẹyin kajiwen}.   the first.  

kein kakeememej   {kẹyin kakẹyẹmẹymẹj}.   reminder; momento; souvenir; memorandum.  

kein kaḷalem   {kẹyin kaḷalẹm}.   the fifth.  

kein kaṃool   {kẹyin kaṃewel}.   Also keikaṃooḷ {kẹyikaṃeweḷ}.   certificate; evidence; proof.  

1. Eor ke aṃ kein kaṃool?   Do you have a certificate? do you have any evidence?  

kein katu   {kẹyin katiw}.   Also keikatu {kẹyikatiw}.   barometer.  

1. Ta ṇe kein katu ṇe ej ba?   What's the reading on the barometer?  

kein kōjjọ   {kẹyin kejjaw}.   Also keikōjjọ {kẹyikejjaw}.   ignition switch; crank.  

1. Ewi kein kōjjọ eo an injin in?   Where's the ignition switch for this engine?  

kein kōṃ   {kẹyin keṃ}.   Also keikōṃ {kẹyikeṃ}.   stick for picking breadfruit.  

kein kōttōbalbal   {kẹyin kettebalbal}.   instrument for plotting courses, nautical.  

kein liklik   {kẹyin liklik}.   Also keiliklik {kẹyiliklik}.   sieve.  

keinabbu   {kẹyinabbiw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkeinabbu; n. constr. keinabbuin.   a plant, papaya, Carica papaya L. f.; introd. From Central America; papaya.  

keinikkan   {kẹyinikkan}.   n. al.; v. distrib. keinikkane; n. constr. keinikkanin.   plants.  

1. Ekeinikkane ānin.   This island is full of all kinds of plants.  

2. Im ñe āindein, ekwe iñak jenaaj bar ellolo ñāāt keinikkanin āne.”   And if that happens, well then I don’t know when we’ll see the island plants and trees, if ever. P901  

kein karuo   {kẹyin kariwew}.   the second.  

1. Epjā, ilo aelōñ in Kuwajleen, ej jikin eo kein karuo an kien ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ.   Ebeye, in Kwajalein Atoll, is in 1965 the secondary seat of government in the Marshalls. S1  

keiñki   {kẹyigkiy}.   variant form of keeñki {kẹyẹgkiy}.  

kein kōjjoram   {kẹyin kejjewram}.   flare gun.  

1. “Jekdọọn ak ij tōn kōkaḷḷe ñan baḷuun eṇ bwe en kōjjeḷā ke jepeḷọk,” Bojin eo eba im kōpoje kein kōjjoram eo.   It doesn’t matter; I am still going to signal the plane to let them know we have lost our way,” the Boatswain said as he prepared the flare. P938  

keiwa   {kẹyiwah}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. keiwaan.   cock-fight, in water.  

kejakḷọkjeṇ   {keyjakḷakʷjeṇ}.   Also kājekḷọkjeṇ {kayjekḷakʷjeṇ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kejakḷọkjeṇū; v. caus. kōkejakḷọkjeṇ; n. pers. ri-kejakḷọkjeṇ.   be silent and pensive; mute; be in a trance.  

1. Ña ikājekḷọkjen.   I remained silent and pensive. P784  

2. Ta ṇe kwōj kejakḷọkjeṇ kake?   What are you being so silent and pensive about?  

kejau   {keyjahwiw}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kejau; n. constr. kejauin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   juggle.  

1. Ilo raan eṇ an   United Nation, eor jiāi in kejau. there is a juggling contest on U.N. day.  

kekaak   {keykahak}.   transitive form of ekkekaak {yekkeykahak}.  

kekaake   {keykahakey}.   transitive form of kōkkekaak {kekeykahak}.  

keke₁   {kẹykẹy}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kekeū; v. caus. kōkeke; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.kijek).   mature; strong; enough, of goods or needs; competent.  

1. Ekeke ni eṇ.   That coconut tree is mature.  

2. Joñan ṇe ekeke peiṃ im kwōmaroñ jutakḷọk iaaṃ.   You have enough capital to go into business on your own.  

keke₂   {kẹykẹy}.   v. intr., tr. kiij(i); n. inal. kekeū; v. caus. kōkeke; n. pers. ri-keke; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.kijek).   sew; stitch.  

1. Ej kiij nuknuk eo an.   She is sewing her dress.  

2. Lio ej keke.   She is sewing.  

keke₃   {keykey}.   Also keko {keykew}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōkeke; n. constr. kekein.   a bird, crane, white kabaj.  

keke ṇa ireeaar   {kẹykẹy ṇah yirẹyyahar}.   idiom.   mature and capable of taking care of oneself.  

1. Kwōn jab inepata bwe ekeke ṇa ireeaar kiiō.   Don't worry about him; he's mature now and can take care of himself.  

kekebuona   {keykeybiwenah}.   a bird, crane, black and white spotted kabaj.  

kekeel   {keykeyel}.   Dial. W, E: peoeo {peyewyew}   Also kekōl {keykel}.   v. intr., tr. kekeele; n. inal. kekeelū.   tear; rend; rip.  

1. Kekōle tok ṃōk ṃōttan e.   Would you tear this piece of cloth for me?  

keko   {keykew}.   variant form of keke.  

kekōb   {kẹykẹb}.   Also keikōb {kẹyikẹb}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kekōbe; n. inal. kekōbū; v. caus. kōkekōb; n. pers. ri-kekōb; n. constr. kekōbin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   dipper.  

1. “Bar teiñi tok ṃōk keikōb ṇe kōn dānnin lọjet,” Jema eba tok.   Fill up that bucket with sea water,” he said. P1167  

kekōl   {keykel}.   variant form of kekeel {keykeyel}.  

keḷe   {kẹyḷẹy}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. pers. ri-keḷe; n. constr. keḷein.   bad case of skin disease (koko {kewkew}).  

1. Ñe kokeḷe, ej baj pen mour.   When your skin disease gets really bad, you have a hard time staying alive.  

kelọk   {keylakʷ}.   variant form of kālọk {kaylakʷ}.  

kena   {keynah}.   From Engl.   Gehenna; hell.  

keṇaak   {keyṇahak}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. kōkeṇaak; v. distrib. kōkeṇaakak (ekkeṇaakak); n. constr. keṇaakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   hemmed in; trapped; cooped up.  

1. Ear keṇaak ṇa ioṃwin kaar eo.   He was trapped under the car.  

2. Ekkeṇaakak juuj aō.   My shoes are tight in several places.  

3. Ikeṇaak ṇa ilowaan jōōt e.   I feel hemmed in in this shirt.  

4. Ikeṇaak.   I'm stuck.  

5. Kōm ar jijet em keṇaakak (ekkeṇaakak) ilo ruuṃ eo.   We sat crowded in the room.  

kenabōj   {keynabẹj}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kenabōjū; v. caus. kōkenabōj; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   jump out of.  

keñaje   {keygajey}.   transitive form of kōkeñaj {kekeygaj}.  

kenato   {keynahtew}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. distrib. kōkenatoto (ekkenatoto); n. constr. kenatoan.   a very tall coconut tree.  

1. Ekkenatoto ānin.   This islet has lots of tall coconut trees.  

kenọkwōl   {keynakʷel}.   v. intr., tr. kenọkwōle; n. inal. kenọkwōlū; v. caus. kōkenọkwōl; n. pers. ri-kenọkwōl; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   start a fire; stir a fire; stoke a fire.  

1. Ikar aikuj dāpij tibat eo bwe en jab okjak im pāddo kenọkwōle ḷọk kijeek eo bwe ej itok wōt in mej kōn an ṃōḷauwi kane ko.   I had to hold onto the teapot, so it wouldn't topple over, and occasionally stir the fire, which tended to die because the firewood was damp. P885  

2. Kwōn kenọkwōl kijek ṇe.   Start that fire there.  

keotak   {kẹyẹwtak}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. keotake; n. pers. ri-keotak; n. constr. keotakin.   beget; give birth.  

1. Epereaaṃ ear keotake Aijek.   Abraham begot Isaac.  

kepaak   {keypahak}.   v. intr., tr. kepaaki, kepaake; n. inal. kepaakū; v. caus. kōkepaak; n. pers. ri-kepaak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   move closer; approach.  

1. Kwōn kepaaki tok men kaṇe.   Move those things closer here.  

Kerara   {kẹyrahrah}.   archaic.   name of a navigational sign; one of a pair of whales; other named Erra.  

keroñjak   {keyregʷjak}.   variant form of kāroñjak {kayregʷjak}.  

keroro   {kẹyrẹwrẹw}.   v. intr.; n. inal. keroroū; v. caus. intr. kōkeroro, tr. kōkeroroik, kōkerorouk; n. pers. ri-keroro; v. distrib. kōkeroro (ekkeroro).   be noisy; clatter; racket.  

1. Eḷap an ajri ro keroro (ekkeroro).   The children make lots of noise.  

2. Jab keroro.   Don't make noise.  

ketak   {keytak}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. ketak(e); n. inal. ketakū; n. pers. ri-ketak; n. constr. ketakin.   reveal, disclose, confess, admit (something that had been kept hidden or secret); betray; identify.  

1. Jutōj ear ketake Jijej ñan Pharisee ro.   Judas betrayed Jesus to the Pharisees.  

2. Ri-ekajet eo ear ketake ri-ketak eo.   The judge revealed the identity of the betrayer.  

ketak   {kẹytak}.   From 'fly eastward'.   v. perf.; v. caus. stative kōketak.   challenged, enthused, excited, stirred; encourage.  

1. Eketak kōrā eṇ kōn men ko ear roñ.   The woman feels challenged now with what she was told.  

2. Jenaaj kiiō roñ jet naan in ketak kōj jān irooj eo ad.   We will now hear some words of enlightenment from our chief.  

3. Ke iar pād i Tonga iar kanooj ketak kōn an kōbbōkakkak alin jar kaṇ an Katlik raṇ ie.   When I was in Tonga I was deeply moved by the hymns sung by the Catholic congregation.  

4. ketak ajri eo nājiṃ kōn aurōk in jeḷā ḷọkjeṇ bwe en erom juōn ri-jikuuḷ eo kwōnaaj utiej buruōṃ kake.   Encourage your child to value learning to so that s/he becomes the student you will be proud of.  

5. Kumi in aḷ kaṇe ruo rej ketak doon kōn aḷ kaṇe aer.   Those two singing groups are challenging each other with their music.  

kewa   {keywah}.   n. inal. kewa.   match; equal; peer.  

1. Ḷeo kewa ṇe.   He's my match.  

kewā   {kẹyway}.   archaic.   compete.  

1. Ruo jar rej kewā doon.   Two groups compete with each other.  

kewe   {kẹywẹy}.   dialectal variant of ṃōdkowak.  

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KIA    KID    KIE    KII    KIJ    KIK    KIL    KIM    KIN    KIO    KIP    KIT    KIU    KIW    

ki   {kiy}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kiin.   key; musical key.  

kiaaj   see kiaj. baseball catcher; gasolene.  

kiaj₁   {kiyhaj}.   Also kiaaj {kiyahaj}.   n. al.; v. distrib. kūkiaajaj (ikkiaajaj); n. constr. kiajin.   gasoline.  

1. Ekkiaajaj ioon pein baḷuun eo.   There was gas all over the plane's wings.  

2. Emootḷọk waan kiaaj eo.   The gas truck left already.  

kiaj₂   {kiyhaj}.   Also kajji {kajjiy}, kiaaj {kiyahaj}.   n. al.; n. constr. kiajin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   baseball catcher.  

1. Ear kiaaj ñan kumi eo.   He was catcher for the team.  

2. Kwōnaaj kiaaj tok ñan kōj.   You'll be our catcher.  

kiaḷe   {kiyaḷẹy}.   From Engl.   galley.  

1. Ij jerbal ilo kiaḷe eṇ.   I'm working in the galley.  

kiāptōḷ   {kiyapteḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kiāptōḷe; n. inal. kiāptōḷū; n. constr. kiāptōḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   print by hand with manuscript style; capital city; capital letters.  

kiār   {kiyar}.   Also ār {yar}.   n. al.; v. caus. kakiār; n. constr. kiārin.   inner end of a single pandanus key.  

1. Kakiāre bōb ṇe.   Bite off the end of the pandanus.  

kiddik   {kiddik}.   n. al.; n. inal. kiddikū; v. distrib. kūkdikdik (ikkidikdik); n. constr. kiddikin.   memories of those little things we used to do.  

1. Ejjeḷọk joñan kūkdikdik (ikkidikdik) in raan ko arro.   One cannot enumerate the little things we did in days gone by.  

2. Iban meḷọkḷọk kiddikūrro.   I'll never forget those little things we used to do.  

3. Ij idpeenen im emḷọk kōn kiddik ko arro.   I toss and turn reminiscing about those little things we used to do.  

kideddelbwij   {kidẹddẹlbij}.   a fish, moray eel; Gymnothorax rupelli/petelli Myrichthys bleekeri.  

kidel   {kidẹl}.   Also kiden {kidẹn}.   v. intr.; v. caus. kakidel.   tired of staying in one place; stir-crazy; rock-happy; bored.  

1. “Kab ke eṃōj jeke ippa ke jerak kōnke jekiden ṇa i ānin.   I also promised myself I would go because we get stir-crazy staying on one island all the time. P94  

2. Ikidel ṇa ānin.   I'm stir-crazy of staying on this island.  

3. Ikiden ṇa iAwai.   I got bored staying in Hawaii.  

kiden₁   {kidẹn}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kakiden; n. constr. kidenin.   a plant, Messerschmidia argentea (L.f.) I. Johnston; The beach borage.  

kiden₂   {kidẹn}.   variant form of kidel {kidẹl}.  

kidid   {kidid}.   a bird, wandering tattler, Heteroscelus incanum.  

kidiej   {kidiyẹj}.   a fish, spotted hawkfish, Cirrhitus pinnulatus.  

kidu₁   {kidiw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kakidu; v. distrib. kūkidudu (ikkidudu); n. constr. kiduin.   dog.  

1. Ekkidudu ānin.   This island is full of dogs.  

kidu₂   {kidiw}.   slang.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kiduū; n. constr. kiduin.   promiscuous; bitch.  

1. Emake kidu lieṇ.   She's a bitch.  

kidudujet   {kidiwdiwjẹt}.   a fish, sea horse, Hippocampus kuda legendary monster.  

kiduun lọjet   {kidiwin lawjẹt}.   walrus.  

kie₁   {kiyẹy}.   n. al.; n. constr. kiein.   canoe part, two beams to which apet {hapẹt} are lashed; the large cross timbers forming foundation work of the outrigger in a canoe.  

kie₂   {kiyẹy}.   n. al.; v. caus. kakie; v. dir. caus. kakietok/ḷọk/waj;n. caus. pers. ri-kakie; v. distrib. kie; n. constr. kiein.   a fish, big-eye or burgy; Monotaxis grandoculis.  

kieb   {kiyẹb}.   Also kiōb .   n. al.; v. caus. kakieb; n. constr. kiebin.   a plant, Crinum asiaticum L. (Amaryllidacea). the large common spider lily cultivated as hedges; or ornamental groups. large white flowers.  

kiebin wau   {kiyẹbin wahwiw}.   From "Oahu spider lily".   a plant, Hymenocallis littoralis (Takeuchi).  

kiej   {kiyẹj}.   Dial. E, W: kiejor {kiyejerʷ}   a plant, Pemphis acidula Forst;.  

kiejor   {kiyejerʷ}.   Dial. W, E: kiej {kiyẹj}   a plant, Pemphis acidula Forst; (Takeuchi).  

kiel   {kiyel}.   Also kūkiel {kikiyel} (ikkiel {yikkiyel}).   v. intr. kūkiel (ikkiel) tr. kiele; n. inal. kielū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to bend.  

1. Kwōn jab kiel aḷaḷ ṇe bwe enaaj bwilọk.   Don't bend that piece of wood or it will break.  

2. Kwōn jab kiel kāāp ṇe.   Don't pull the trigger.  

kien   {kiyen}.   n. al.; v. caus. kakien; v. dir. caus. kakien tok/ḷọk/waj; n. inal. kakienū; n. pers. ri-kien; n. constr. kien.   government; law; commandment; ordinance; politics; rule; regulations; policy.  

1. Irooj eo ear kakienḷọk ñan armej ro doon.   The king issued an ordinance for his subjects to live by.  

2. Kien Amedka.   U.S. law. American law.  

3. Kien an Amedka.   U.S. Government.  

4. Kien anemkwōj.   Democratic government.  

5. Kien jājineet.   The ruling of an amateur / someone uninformed  

6. Kien ko an Anij.   Commandments of God.  

7. Kwōnaaj kakienḷọk ñane im ṃōk ak eban oktak.   You will do all you can to set him straight but he is not going to change.  

kietak   {kiyẹytak}.   v. intr., tr. kietak(e); n. inal. kietakū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to bend down, of coconut shoots only.  

1. Aolep iien ad jekaro, ilo jibboñ im jota im jet iien ilo raelep, jej jep utak eo jidik illọk jidik, im barāinwōt kietake bwe en jab idaak bwijen.   Every time we tend to the task of drawing coconut sap, in the morning and evening, and sometimes at noon, we cut the coconut shoot a bit each time, and we also bend the shoot down to prevent the sap from drowning its navel. S19  

2. Ṃokta, jej kakilen utak eo, bwe ñe eṃṃan joñan, jej jepe im eọuti, kọudpake, im kietake jidik.   First, we examine the shoot, so that if it is the right size, we trim and bind it, peel off its end, and bend it down a little. S19  

kii-   {kiyi-}.   n. al.; n. constr. kii-n.   side of a house; wall.  

1. “Ta kaṇe rej jutak ijeṇeṇe i kiin lañ tu rōk.   What are those things coming up right there in the sky to the south? P486  

2. Ear kajutak aḷaḷ ko ikiin ṃweo.   He stood the boards up against the house.  

3. Kiin eṃ.   House wall.  

4. Ñe ikar ruṃwij inaaj kar patpat ṇa i kiin wa eo.   If I had been slow I would have been thrown against the wall of the boat. P600  

kiibbu   {kiyibbiw}.   From Japn. kippu (切符).   n. al.; n. constr. kiibbuin.   permit; pass; ticket.  

1. Ikōṇaan bwe in bōk kiibbuun anemkwōj ioon tawūn aṃ.   I'd like to take my liberty pass in your town -- words from a love song.  

kiij   {kiyij}.   transitive form of keke {kẹykẹy}.  

kiijbaal   {kiyijbahal}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kiijbaalū; n. pers. ri-kiijbaal; n. constr. kiijbaalin.   fishing method, hanging on to reef while spearing.  

kiil   {kiyil}.   transitive form of kilōk {kiylẹk}.  

kiiḷ   {kiyiḷ}.   From Engl.   keel.  

kiiḷ   {kiyiḷ}.   From Engl.   keel of a boat or ship.  

1. Jet rej tok iuṃwin tok im kōm eñjake aer kūkijkiji kiiḷ eo an wa eo im ñariji jebwe eo.   A few swam right underneath and we could feel them biting the keel and chewing the rudder. P1001  

kiin₁   {kiyin}.   Dial. E only; see kiiō {kiyyeh}.   v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   now.  

kiin₂   {kiyin}.   see kii-.  

kiiñ   {kiyig}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kakiiñ, tr. kakiiñi; n. constr. kiiñin.   king.  

1. Juon pea kiiñ.   A pair of kings.  

kiin jeṃaanḷọk   {kiyin jeyṃahanḷakʷ}.   recently.  

1. Ear jako kiin jeṃaanḷọk.   He passed away recently.  

kiinkiin   {kiyinkiyin}.   dialectal variant of kiiō-kiiō {kiyyeh-kiyyeh}.  

kiiñkiiñ   {kiyigkiyig}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kiiñkiiñ; n. constr. kiiñkiiñin.   a game, jacks.  

kiiō   {kiyyeh}.   Dial. W only; see kiin {kiyin}.   v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   now.  

kiiō-kiiō   {kiyyeh-kiyyeh}.   Dial. W, E: kiinkiin {kiyinkiyin}.   immediately; very soon.  

kij₁   {kij}.   n. inal. kijū; v. distrib. kijkij(i).   louse; bacteria; bug; flea; germ; parasite.  

1. Ekijkij bōran lieṇ.   Her hair is full of lice.  

kij₂   {kij}.   From Engl. kiss.   n. al.; v. distrib. kūkijkij (ikkijkij); n. constr. kijin.   light touching in billiards.  

kij₃   {kij}.   transitive form of kūk {kik}.  

kij jān pid   {kij jan pid}.   variant form of ḷatuṃa {ḷatiwṃah}.  

kijak   {kijak}.   fellow; guy; lad; usually used with demonstratives.  

1. “Erri kijak ro jet?” ikkajitōk.   Where are the other guys?” I asked. P464  

2. Kijak eṇ ḷe eḷap an kadek.   Say, that guy seems to be extremely intoxicated.  

kijbadbad   {kijbadbad}.   v. intr., tr. kijibadke; n. inal. kijbadbadū; n. pers. ri-kijbadbad; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   try hard to reach; endeavor.  

1. Ri-kanpil ro raar kijbadbad im kōttōparḷọk ijo niñniñ eo ear ḷotak ie.   The wise men tried hard to reach the place where the child was born.  

kijbo   {kijbẹw}.   v. intr., tr. kijboik(i); n. inal. kijboū; v. caus. kakijbo; n. pers. ri-kijbo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   throw stones at.  

1. Ta ṇe kwōj kijboiki?   What are you throwing stones at?  

kijdepak   {kijdepak}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kijdepakū.   crab louse, Phthirius pubis.  

1. Ekijdepake lieṇ.   She's got the crabs.  

kijdik   {kijdik}.   n. al.; v. caus. kakijdik; v. distrib. kūkijdikdik(e) (ikkijdikdik(e)); n. constr. kijdikin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mouse; rat, Rattus rattus or Rattus exulans.  

1. Ekkijdikdik ānin.   This island is full of rats.  

kije   {kijey}.   v. adj.; n. inal. kijeū; n. pers. ri-kije; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   hardwood; determination; durable; enduring; optimistic; rugged; stalwart; sturdy.  

1. Ekije aḷaḷ ṇe.   That lumber is hardwood.  

2. Eḷap an kije ḷeeṇ ilo jerbal.   He works hard.  

kije-   {kije-}.   n. inal. kijō.   food of; cigarettes of; possessive classifier, food or cigarettes.  

1. “Kōjro etal ñan ṃōn wia eṇ in wiaiki ruo kijerro petkōj.   Let’s go to the store and buy ourselves two biscuits. P144  

2. Ej ṃōj ajej ḷọk kijeerro Bojin eo ak ibaj jijet laḷ ḷọk im dao.   As soon as I was done dividing out food for him and the Boatswain I sat down and started eating. P1280  

3. Kijen wōn e jikka?   Whose cigarette is this?  

4. Ṃakṃōk ej juon iaan ṃōñā ko kijen ri-Ṃajeḷ.   Arrowroot is one of the foods of the Marshallese. S20  

5. Ni ej leḷọk ñan er limeer, kijeer, iṃweer, kinieer, kab waer.   Coconuts provide them with beverages, food, dwellings, bedding, and canoes. S10  

6. Ta eṇ kijeer?   What are they eating?  

7. Ta ṇe kijeṃ?   What are you eating?  

kijed   see kije-. food of.  

kijeek   {kijeyek}.   v. distrib. kakijeekek.   fire.  

1. “Ij tile ke kijeekin kọpe e?” ikajjitōk ippāerjel aolep.   Should I light the fire for coffee?” I asked all three of them. P984  

2. Ta uweo ej kakijeekek?   What's causing all that fire light way over there?  

kijeer   see kije-. food of.  

kijejeto   {kijẹyjẹytẹw}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. kijejetoū; v. caus. kakijejeto; n. pers. ri-kijejeto; n. constr. kijejetoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   persevere; zealous; zeal; earnest; effort.  

1. Eḷap an kijejeto ilo jerbal in.   He is very zealous in this work.  

2. Jen kijejeto ilo ṃōṃan (eṃṃan).   Let us persevere in what is good.  

kijek   {kiyjẹk}.   Also kijōk, keke {kẹykẹy}, kejek {kẹyjẹk}.   From keke {kẹykẹy}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kakijek, tr. kakijeke; n. constr. kijekin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sewn; snagged; hooked; fastened; perfective form of keke {kẹykẹy}.  

1. Ekijek mejān pāāk eo.   The sack's been sewn.  

2. Ekijek nuknuk eo an.   Her dress got snagged.  

3. Kajjioñ in kakijeke añkō ṇe.   Try to make that anchor fast.  

kijeṃ   see kije-. food of.  

kijen   see kije-. food of.  

kijen jidpān   {kijen jidpan}.   From kijen {kijen} |"food of", jidpān {jidpan} |"saw".   n. al.; n. constr. kijen jidpānin.   sawdust.  

kijen niñniñ   {kijen nignig}.   slang.   From kijen {kijen} |"food of", niñniñ {nignig} |"infant".   n. al.; n. constr. kijen niñniñin.   cinch; easy; "duck soup"; pushover.  

1. Jab inepata bwe kijen niñniñ.   Have no fear for it'll be a cinch.  

2. Kijen niñniñ teej eo.   The test was a cinch.  

kijen peto   {kijen pẹytẹw}.   slang.   From "food of drifting westward".   leeway; allowance for error.  

1. Kwōn kōṃṃan kijen peto bwe ekajoor āeto in.   Provide for some leeway because of the strong westward current.  

kijenmej   {kijẹnmẹj}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kijenmejū; v. caus. kakijenmej; n. pers. ri-kijenmej; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   persevere; patience; endurance; optimism.  

1. “Ñe jebar kijenmej jidik, jemaroñ ellolo āne ilju jota.   If we keep going like this for a while, we might see the island by tomorrow evening. P892  

2. Eḷaññe kwaar kijenmej jān jinoun, kemij kejatdikdik bwe ilo awa in kwōj riiti peijin, kwōmaroñ kōnono im meḷeḷe kajin Ṃajeḷ.   If you have been diligent from the beginning, we hope that when you read this page, you are able to speak and understand Marshallese. S29  

3. Kwōn kijenmej wōt im jikuuḷ.   Keep on trying in your school work.  

kijer   {kijẹr}.   do s.t. immediately; jump the gun; yet.  

1. Erro jab kijer in diake wa eo ak kōmmān pepepe wōt ijo im apāde kabōlbōl eo.   They didn’t tack the boat quite yet and instead just floated for a while waiting and watching the glowing light. P1113  

2. Etke kwokijer im bu.   Why did you shoot before you were told to do so?  

3. Iban kijer in kajjitōk ṃae iien ilukkuun ban.   I won't ask until I'm really stuck.  

4. Jab kijer in katuwe bwe ejjañin mat.   Don't take it off the fire yet because it is not done.  

5. Kapen eo ekar jab kijer im uwaake Bojin eo ak ekar kōnono ḷọk ṃōṃkaj ñan Jema.   The Captain didn’t answer the Boatswain and instead started talking to Father. P869  

kijerjer   {kijẹrjẹr}.   Also kijooror {kijẹwẹrwẹr}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kijerjerū; v. caus. kakijerjer; n. constr. kijerjerin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   impatient; in a hurry; eager; anxious; restless.  

1. Ekijerjer kapen eṇ in jerak.   The captain is in a hurry to sail.  

2. Ij tōtōr wōt, joñan kijerjer.   I started running—that’s how eager I was. P147  

3. Kakijerjere bwe eruṃwij.   Hurry him up because he's late.  

4. Kwōn jab kijooror.   Control your restlessness.  

kijerro   see kije-. food of.  

kiji   {kijiy}.   transitive form of kūkij {kikij}.  

kijibadke   {kijibadkey}.   transitive form of kijbadbad {kijbadbad}.  

kijin   {kijin}.   reward for.  

kijjie-   {kijjiye-}.   Also kajjie- {kajjiye-}, kōbaajjie- {kebahajjiye-}.   n. inal. kijjiō.   regarding; direction of; in line with; location of; identification of.  

1. Bar juon men, retio eṃōj an kapidodoḷọk ñan ri-Ṃajeḷ, ej kijjien al ko aer.   Another way in which radio has made life easier for Marshallese concerns their songs. S26  

2. Ke ij tōprak ḷọk ioon teek iroñ an Kapen eo kōppeḷaak ikijjien awaan jebwebwe ko aerjeel Jema im Bojin.   When I got back up to the deck I heard the Captain planning out steering duties for the three of them for the night. P536  

3. Kwōmaroñ ke ba kajjien ṃweo?   Do you know where the house is? Could you show me where the house is?  

4. Kwōn reilọk ikijjeen ḷọk wōt ni eṇ im kwōnaaj lo wa eṇ.   Look over there in the direction of that coconut tree and you will see the ship.  

5. Ñe juon armej ej mej ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ, men in ej juon iien kwelọk tok an ro nukun, ro jeran, im aolep ro rejeḷā kajjien.   When someone dies in the Marshalls, this is a time for the coming together of their family, friends, and everyone who knew them. S14  

kijḷat   {kijḷat}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kijḷate; n. inal. kijḷatū; n. constr. kijḷatin.   eat kernel of coconut out of shell with one's teeth.  

kijlep   {kijlep}.   n. inal. kijlepū.   large louse.  

kij-ḷokwan-doon   {kij-ḷekʷan-dewen}.   occur one after another, consecutively, bumper-to-bumper.  

1. Ajri raṇ nejin rej kij wōt ḷokwan doon.   Her children close one after the other.  

2. Wa rej kij ḷokwan doon.   Cars were bumper-to-bumper.  

kijñeñe   {kijgẹygẹy}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kijñeñeū; v. caus. intr. kakijñeñe, tr. kakijñeñeik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   firm; strong; tense; austere; strict; formal; grim; obdurate; rigid.  

1. “Koṃro jeḷā eor ke wea i wa in?” Jema eba, “Kain rot eṇ ekijñeñe.   Do you guys know if there’s any wire on the boat” Father said, the kind that’s really thick?” P731  

2. Enañin baj kijñeñe aṃ kien?   Why do you make such strict rules?  

3. Jab kakijñeñeik peiṃ.   Don't make your arm muscles tense.  

kijō   see kije-. food of.  

kijōk   see kijek.  

kijōṃ   see kije-. food.  

kijoñ   {kijegʷ}.   slang.   v. adj.; n. inal. kijoñū; v. caus. kakijoñ, kakijoñjoñ; n. pers. ri-kijoñ; stative adj. kijoñjoñ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   immoral; immorality; tough, of people; unlawful desire; brave; bold; promiscuous; powerful.  

1. Armej kijoñjoñ likao eo nejin Jọọn.   John's young son was powerful.  

2. Ekijoñ ḷeeṇ.   He is brave.  

3. Jeṃaan kōṃro kar uwe tok ioon juon tiṃa kijoñjoñ ñan ān in.”   A long time ago the two of us rode in to this island on a huge boat.” P299  

4. Kōrā kijoñ.   Promiscuous woman.  

5. Kōto kijoñjoñ eo eukwōji pinana ko kōtka.   The strong wind blew down the bananas I planted.  

6. Kwōn jab bar kakijoñjoñ eok ñan jeṃaṃ bwe ināj katakin eok.   Don't you ever act tough with your dad again or I'll teach you a lesson.  

7. Tōḷeiḷa ear kōrā rot eṇ ekanooj in kijoñ.   Tōḷeiḷa was a woman with very loose morals.  

kijoon   {kijewen, kijẹwẹn}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kijoone; n. inal. kijoonū; n. constr. kijoonin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   skip; pass over; pass across; to cross.  

1. Ear kijoone kilaaj jilu.   He skipped the third grade.  

2. Kōjro kijoon iaḷ e.   Let's go across the road.  

kijooror   {kijẹwẹrwẹr}.   variant form of kijerjer {kijẹrjẹr}.  

1. Ekijoroor likao eo in pālele.   The young man can’t wait to get married.  

kiju   {kijiw}.   Dial. W only; see kaju {kajiw}.   n. al.; n. inal. kijuū; v. distrib. kūkijuju (ikkijuju); n. constr. kijuin.   mast.  

1. Rujlọkin raan 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  

kikanju   {kiykanjiw}.   From Japn. kikanjū (機関銃).   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kikanjuik(i); n. pers. ri-kikanju; n. constr. kikanjuin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   machine gun.  

kiki   {kiykiy}.   Dial. W only; see mājur {majirʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kikiū; v. caus. kakiki; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sleep; asleep; slumber.  

1. “Ekiki,” Jema eba.   He’s asleep,” Father said. P1072  

2. Eṃōj ṇe aṃ kijoñ kiki.   Why don't you stop sleeping all the time.  

kil₁   {kil}.   n. al.; n. inal. kilū; v. caus. kakil; n. constr. kilin.   skin.  

1. Rej bōk eṇ, kakili, im joone i lọjet.   They pick the breadfruit, peel it, and soak it in salt water. The breadfruit is picked, peeled, and soaked in salt water. S28  

kil₂   {kil}.   variant form of kilōne.  

kilaaj   {kilahaj}.   see kilaj.  

kilaak   {kilahak}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kilaak(e); n. inal. kilaō; n. constr. kilaakn; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fate; result; desire; commit; be responsible for.  

1. Inaaj jerbal wōt ñan kilaaṃ.   Your wish is my command.  

2. Wōn ear kilaaktok armej rein?   Who is responsible for these people being here?  

kilaba   {kilahbah}.   From Kilaba {kilahbah} |"name of man who killed himself".   v. intr.; n. pers. ri-kilaba.   suicide; commit suicide.  

1. Ñe ri-Ṃajeḷ rej kilaba, rej kālọk jān ni.   When Marshallese commit suicide, they jump off coconut trees.  

kilaj₁   {kilhaj}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kilaje; n. inal. kilajū; v. caus. kakilaj; n. pers. ri-kilaj; n. constr. kilajin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mirror; look in a mirror.  

1. Eṃōj ṇe aṃ kilaje mejaṃ.   Stop admiring yourself in the mirror.  

2. Eor ke kilaj bwe in kilaj?   Do you have a mirror I can use?  

kilaj₂   {kilhaj}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. kilajin.   glass.  

1. Wūntō rot eṇ aṃ kilaj ke būḷajtiik?   Are your windows glass or plastic?  

kilaj₃   {kilhaj}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kakilaj; n. constr. kilajin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   class; category.  

1. Kilajin ta eo kwaar kilaj ie kiiō?   What class did you just have here?  

Kilbōt₁   {kilbet}.   From Engl.   n. pers. ri-Kilbōt.   Gilbert (Islands).  

Kilbōt₂   {kilbet}.   From Engl. (Gilbert Islands).   a plant, banana variety (Takeuchi).  

kilbur   {kilbirʷ}.   Also kūblur {kiblirʷ}.   v. intr., tr. kilbur(i); n. inal. kilburū; v. caus. kakilbur; n. pers. ri-kilbur; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mat used as blanket or sheet; cuddle under a blanket.  

1. Eṃṃan wōt kilbur ippa.   I prefer sleeping in mats.  

kilbūrōrō   {kilbirẹhrẹh}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. kilbūrōrōū; v. caus. intr. kakilbūrōrō, tr. kakilbūrōrōik; n. constr. kilbūrōrōin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   blush; flush.  

1. Joñan an lilu (illu) ekilbūrōrō.   He got so mad he turned red.  

kile₁   {kiley}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kileū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   recognize; realize; aware; distinguish; familiar with; identify; notice; perceive.  

1. “Kwōkile ke?” Jema ekajjitōk ḷọk.   Do you recognize it?” Father asked him. P1196  

2. Ij kile ippa make ke eban tōprak jerbal eṇ.   I can see on my own that that job can never be finished.  

3. Kwōj kile ke wōn eṇ?   Do you recognize who that is?  

kile₂   {kiley}.   v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kakile, tr. kakileik; n. caus. pers. ri-kakile.   choosy; particular; meticulous; nagging; fussy; persnickety.  

1. Emake kile kijen!   Isn't he choosy when it comes to food!  

2. Kwōn jab kakileik eok arin kōrā.   Stop your feminine nagging.  

kilen   {kilen}.   construct form of kōl {kẹl}.  

kilen jāje   {kilen jayjẹy}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kilen jājeik; n. pers. ri-kilen jāje; n. constr. kilen jājein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   art of fencing.  

1. Kilen jājeik ṃōk e bwe in lale kwōjeḷā ke.   Fence with him so I can see whether you're good or not.  

kilep   {kilep}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kilepū; v. caus. kakilep; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. sg. kileplep, pl. (k)killep..   big; large; maximum; vast; huge.  

1. Juon eṇ wa kileplep ej kab po tok.   There is a very large ship there that just arrived.  

kileplep   see kilep.  

kilepḷọk   see kilep.  

kili   {kiyliy}.   Also kiili .   transitive form of kūkiil {kikiyil}.  

kiliblib₁   {kiliblib}.   n. al.; n. inal. kiliblibū; n. constr. kiliblibin.   placenta; afterbirth.  

kiliblib₂   {kiliblib}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. kiliblibi; n. constr. kiliblibin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   heave.  

1. Ekiliblibi ḷọk tūraṃ eo.   He lifted and threw the drum.  

kiliddāp   {kiliddap}.   v. intr.; n. inal. kiliddāpū; v. caus. kakiliddāp; n. pers. ri-kiliddāp; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   get under one's skin; persistent; stubborn.  

kiḷij   {kiyḷij}.   Also kiḷūt {kiyḷit}, kūḷḷij {kiḷḷij}.   n. al.; v. caus. kakiḷij; n. constr. kiḷijin.   an animal, green and black lizard, Dasia smaragdina.  

kilin   see kil. skin.  

kilin kau   {kilin kahwiw}.   leather.  

Kilin-ek   {kilin-yẹk}.   From kilin {kilin} |"skin of", ek {yẹk} |"fish".   n. al.; v. caus. kakilin-ek; n. constr. Kilin-ekin.   a plant, pandanus cultigen.  

kilin lōta   {kilin letah}.   envelope.  

1. Iḷak rōre lōñ ḷọk ñan ioon, ilo juon ḷaddik ej jibwe juon kilin lōta.   When I looked up toward its platform, I saw a boy holding an envelope. P307  

kilkil   {kilkil}.   a fish.  

kille   {killẹy}.   n. al.; v. caus. kakille; n. constr. killein.   a plant, Sophora tomentosa L. (Leguminosae); a hairy shrub; small tree with one-pinnate leaves and very numerous leaflets; yellow flowers; and pods which are elongate and constricted between the seeds.  

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