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o₁   {wẹw}.   Dial. E only; see u {wiw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. ; v. caus. koo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pale; wan.  

1. Kōn an to an kar pād wōt im babu i lowa, aolepān turin mejān im o.   His face was pale from lying down for so long. P1224  

o₂   {wẹw}.   n. al.; n. constr. oin.   refuse of scraped coconut after it is squeezed; dregs.  

o₃   {wẹw}.   From Engl.   woe.  

1. O, o, o ñan ro rej jokwe ioon laḷ.   Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth. (Rev. 8:13).  

o₄   {wew}.   Interjection: "Oh. Oh my. Darn it." (exclamation of mild surprise or disappointment).  

o₅   {wew}.   archaic.   a bird.  

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ob   {wẹb}.   n. inal. ubō.   chest; bosom; thorax.  

obab   {wewbab}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. obabū; v. caus. koobab; n. constr. obabin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bruised; collapsed; dented; smashed.  

1. Ear itaak kaar eo waan im obab.   His car was hit and got smashed.  

2. Eobab tibat eo.   The teapot is dented.  

obajañ   {webahjag}.   From Japn. obāchan (おばあちゃん).   grandmother; old woman.  

1. Ḷōṃare ebar ita obajañ.   Now, what's the matter with grandma again?  

obar   {webar}.   v. adj.; v. caus. tr. koobare; perf.obrak).   force to fit; squeeze into.  

1. Ear koobareḷọk ajri ro ṇailowaan ruuṃ eo.   He squeezed the children into the room.  

2. Eobrak ruuṃ eo.   The room was crowded.  

obataim   {wewbahtahyim}.   Also obataiṃ .   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. obataimi; n. pers. ri-obataim; n. constr. obataimin.   overtime.  

1. Iar obataimi men e.   I worked overtime on this.  

2. Kwōj obataiṃ ke buñinin?   Are you working overtime tonight?  

obbar   {webbar}.   archaic.   fishing method involving fruit of the wōp (Barringtonia asiatica tree).  

ōbbōḷọk   {hebbeḷọk}.   Onomatopoeia.   sound of s.t. being ripped, torn, or slashed apart.  

1. Jilu wōt buñtōn an ōbbōḷọk eake im jitōke ek eo ak ejenolọk di jān kanniōk.   In just three strokes he had it gutted and the bones separated from the meat. P1316  

oboñ   {webegʷ}.   From Japn. o-bon (お盆).   n. al.; n. constr. oboñin.   tray.  

1. Kwaar lo ke oboñūn Jāmne eo arro?   Did you see my German tray?  

obrak   {webrak}.   v. adj.; n. inal. obrakū; v. caus. koobrak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   full; tight, not used with liquids; perfective form of obar {webar} and of koobob {kewebweb}; replete; teem.  

1. Eobrak kōn kūṃaḷṃaḷ.   It's replete with decorations.  

2. Eobrak wa eṇ kōn ṃweiuk.   The ship is full of trade goods.  

3. Meñe eobrak pein Jema, ekar bar letok pein im dāpij jān jorrāān.   Even though Father’s hands were full, he gave me his hand to keep me from getting hurt. P601  

obwin   {webin}.   Also obwin {wẹbin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. obwinin.   stove; oven.  

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ODA    

oda   see wōda.  

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OJA    OJE    OJJ    OJO    

oja   see wōja.  

ōjek   {hejek}.   transitive form of ōjōj {hejhej}.  

ōjjej   {hẹjjẹj}.   Also ōjej {hẹjẹj}, wōjej {wẹjẹj}.   interjection: surprise or disappointment.  

1. “Ōjjej! Ilukkuun meḷọkḷọk,” Kapen eo eba.   Right! I forgot,” the Captain said. P544  

2. “Ōjjej!” ḷōḷḷap eo eba.   Wow!” the old man said. P102  

ōjjeti-   {hẹjjẹti-}.   n. inal. ōjjetū.   interjection of displeasure used only by women.  

1. Ōjjetūṃ.   Go to hell.  

ōjōj   {hejhej}.   Also ejej {yejyej}.   v. intr., tr. ōjek; n. inal. ōjōjū; v. caus. kōōjōj; n. pers. ri-ōjōj; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   husk a coconut with one's teeth.  

1. Barulep eo ear ōjōk waini eo.   The coconut crab husked the coconut.  

2. Etke kwōōjōj ni ejjeḷọk doon ṇe?   Why are you husking coconuts with your teeth—isn't there a husking stick around?  

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ok   {wẹk}.   Also ok {wẹkʷ}.   n. inal. ukō.   net; netting; screen.  

okabur   {wekabirʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. okaburū; n. pers. ri-okabur; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pick unripe pandanus.  

okaetok   {wẹkhayetekʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. okaetoke; n. pers. ri-okaetok; n. constr. okaetokin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   long fishing net.  

1. Jen tan okaetoki ṃọle kaṇ.   Let's go use the long net and catch that school of rabbitfish.  

okaj   {wekaj}.   transitive form of okok {wekwek}.  

okaliklik   {wekaliklik}.   cause pandanus to ripen; by picking and storing, or by pounding stem of fruit until pliable and leaving it hang three more days before picking.  

Ok-an-adik   {wẹk-han-hadik}.   From ok "fish net", adik "first quarter of the moon": "net of the first quarter", when certain fish may be caught easily in large numbers in the ocean side.   a constellation; stars in Bootes (beta, mu, nu) and mu in Corona Borealis.  

okar   {wekar}.   n. al.; n. inal. okra; n. constr. okarin.   root.  

1. Ṃokta jān an ri-pālle bōktok wūno ko aer, ri-Ṃajeḷ raar make kōṃṃan aer wūno jān bōlōk, wūjooj, okar im men ko jet.   Before Westerners brought their medicines, the Marshallese made medicines on their own from leaves, grasses, roots, and other things. S8  

okjak   {wẹkʷjak}.   v. intr., tr. ukwōj; n. inal. okjakū; v. caus. intr. kọokjakjak, tr. kọokjak; v. distrib. okkwōjakjak, owokwōjakjak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   overturn; upset; upside down; fall, from erect position; capsize; perfective form of ukok {wikwẹk}.  

1. “Bwe eṃṃan rot ke kōto in ej ḷapḷọk ak wa in eitan okjak ippān ṇo kein,” Bojin eo eukōt ḷọk.   How can it be fine if the wind is getting stronger and the boat is going to capsize from the waves,” the Bosun shot back. P702  

2. Eokjak ri-kadek eo.   The drunk fell down.  

3. Tipñōl eo ekkwōjakjak eṇ.   That canoe is always capsizing.  

4. Wōn ṇe ear ukōj wa ṇe?   Who capsized that canoe?  

okjānlañ   {wekjanlag}.   strong wind; gusty wind.  

okjānḷañ   {wekjanḷag}.   archaic.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. okjānḷañe; n. pers. ri-okjānḷañ; n. constr. okjānḷañin.   kill someone during a typhoon in anticipation of shortage of food; this custom may be abused to settle grudges.  

1. Okjānḷañin rinana.   Killing of a bad person.  

2. Raar okjānḷañe ḷōḷḷap eo boñ.   They killed the old man last night.  

3. Ruokjānḷañ eo eko.   The killer escaped.  

ōkkōk   {hẹkkẹk}.   Also ōkōk {hẹkẹk}, okōk {wẹkẹk}, okkōk {wẹkkẹk}.   interjection: "Darn!" or "God forbid!".  

okkoḷọk   {wẹkʷkʷẹḷakʷ}.   From "onomatopoeia".   n. al.; n. inal. okkoḷọkū; v. caus. kookkoḷọk; n. constr. okkoḷọkin.   sound of a collision; slam, as of a door.  

1. Iilbōk kōn okkoḷọk in kōjām eo.   I jumped when the door slammed.  

okḷā   {wẹkḷay}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. okḷāik; n. pers. ri-okḷā; n. constr. okḷāin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   turn over small rocks when searching.  

1. Okḷāik nabōjān ṃwiin im pukot riiñ eo aō.   Turn everything over in front of this house and look for my ring.  

okḷe   {wẹkʷḷẹy}.   Also ọkḷe {wakʷḷẹy}.   archaic.   hungry; variant form of kwōle {kʷẹlẹy}.  

okmāāṇāṇ   {wẹkmayaṇyaṇ}.   variant form of māāṇāṇ {mayaṇyaṇ}.  

okok   {wekwek}.   v. intr., tr. okaj; n. inal. okokū; v. caus. kookok; n. pers. ri-okok; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pick pandanus.  

1. Eṃōj okaj bōb eo.   The pandanus have been picked off that tree.  

2. Rōmoot in okok.   They went to pick pandanus.  

okpej   {wẹkʷpẹj}.   v. intr., tr. okpeje, okpije; n. inal. okpejū; v. caus. kookpej; n. pers. ri-okpej; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   scrounge around; scavenge; turn over rubbish hunting for something.  

okraan   {wekrahan}.   v. intr., tr. okraane.   twilight; morning; dawn.  

oktaak   {wẹkʷtahak}.   Dial. W only; see eotaak {yẹwtahak}.   Also uñtaak {wigtahak}.   v. intr., tr. oktaake; n. inal. oktaakū; v. caus. kooktaak; n. pers. ri-oktaak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wrestling.  

oktak₁   {wẹktak}.   v. adj.; n. inal. oktakū; v. caus. kooktak.   peculiar; unusual.  

oktak₂   {wẹkʷtak}.   v. intr.; n. inal. oktakū; v. caus. intr. kọwoktaktak, tr. kọoktak; v. distrib. okoktaktak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   change; perfective form of ukok {wikwẹk}; difference; contrast; turn around.  

1. Ejjeḷọk wōt oktakūṃ jān ke iar lo eok.   You have really changed from when I last saw you.  

2. Kwōn oktak tok.   Turn around and face me.  

oktak₃   {wẹktak}.   dialectal variant of eotaak {yẹwtahak}.  

Oktoba   {wektewbah}.   From Engl.   October.  

okun bade   {wekʷin bahdẹy}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. okun badeū; v. caus. kōokun bade; n. pers. ri-okun bade; n. constr. okun badein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   stevedore; working party.  

1. Rej kappok okun bade ñan wa eṇ i ar.   They are looking for stevedores for the ship in port.  

okwa₁   {wẹkwah}.   v. intr.; n. inal. okwaū.   tripod for fishing; scaffold.  

okwa₂   {wẹkʷwah}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. okwaik(i); n. pers. ri-okwa; n. constr. okwain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, pole fishing from a raised platform or tripod used for fishing.  

1. Jet raṇ ṃōṃaan (eṃṃaan) rej okwa iaar.   I can see some men fishing from tripods on the lagoon shore.  

2. Raar okwaik ek eo.   The fish was landed using the tripod method.  

Ọkwōj   {wakʷej}.   From Engl.   August.  

okwōjaja   {wekʷejahjah}.   shallow draft; ride high in water because not loaded.  

1. Wa in eokwōjaja.   This canoe is riding high.  

ọkwōn   {wakʷen}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-ọkwōn; n. constr. ọkwōnin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   organ, musical.  

1. Ọkwōn in ia ṇe?   Where was that organ made?  

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ōḷ   {heḷ}.   flow.  

oḷā   {weḷay}.   v. adj.; n. inal. oḷāū; v. caus. kōoḷā; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   out of perpendicular; askew; correct angle of handsaws.  

1. Kwōn kooḷāik jidpān e aō.   Bend the teeth of my saw to the correct angle.  

oḷaḷo₁   {weḷaḷẹw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. oḷaḷoū; v. caus. kōoḷaḷo; n. pers. ri-oḷaḷo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   weakling; coward; invalid.  

oḷaḷo₂   {weḷaḷẹw}.   Dial. E, W: ikmid {yikmid}.   a fish, bass, Variola louti.  

oḷaḷo₃   {weḷaḷẹw}.   dialectal variant of ikmid {yikmid}.  

oḷañi   {weḷagiy}.   variant form of waḷañi {waḷagiy}.  

oḷar   {weḷar}.   tiny; runt; general term for small things.  

1. Oḷar in iu.   Sprouted coconut with small leaf.  

2. Oḷar in matmat.   Small sponge.  

oḷeọ   {weḷeyaw}.   v. intr.; n. inal. oḷeọū; v. caus. kōoḷeọ; n. pers. ri-oḷeọ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   beautiful.  

1. Eḷap an oḷeọ jikin kweilọk eṇ.   That city is beautiful.  

oḷiaanta   {weḷiyahantah}.   Also oḷiaaṇta {wẹḷiyahaṇtah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kōoḷiaanta; n. constr. oḷiaantain.   a plant, flower, Nerium oleander L.  

oḷiiñ   {wewḷiyig}.   Also oḷiñ {weḷyig}.   From Engl. all in (poker).   v. adj.; n. inal. oḷiiñū; v. caus. kōoḷiiñ; n. pers. ri-oḷiiñ.   broke, financially; out of money.  

1. Ilukkuun oḷiiñ.   I am really broke.  

oḷip   {weḷip}.   From Engl.   wolf.  

oḷkūñ   {weḷkig}.   n. al.; n. inal. oḷkūñū; v. caus. kōoḷkūñ; n. constr. oḷkūñin.   anus hair.  

ōḷḷōḷ   {hẹḷḷẹḷ}.   Also ōḷōḷ {hẹḷẹḷ}, oḷōḷ {wẹḷẹḷ}.   interjection: connotes unwillingness.  

olọk   {wewlakʷ}.   fall down.  

oḷọk   {weḷakʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. oḷọkū; v. caus. kōoḷọk; v. distrib. owoḷọkḷọk; n. constr. oḷọkin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tumble over; fall, as a tree; tipped over; fallen prostrate; felling of a tree; topple over.  

1. Eḷak baajkōḷ, eowoḷọkḷọk.   When he rides a bicycle, he falls all over the place.  

2. Eoḷọk ni eo.   The palm tree fell down.  

3. Kọoḷọke (keoḷọke) miade eṇ.   Tear down the tower.  

4. Lale eoḷọk ḷọk ni ṇe im buñut ṃweeṇ.   Be careful the tree doesn't fall on that house.  

5. Ṃōjin ilimi dān eo liṃō, ioḷọk lik ḷọk ioon jaki ko.   After I finished drinking my water, I fell backwards onto the sleeping mats. P814  

ōḷōḷ   {heḷheḷ}.   v. adj.; n. inal. ōḷōḷū; v. caus. kaōḷōḷ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   grit the teeth; chattering of teeth.  

1. Eḷap ōḷōḷ kōn piọ.   I'm so cold my teeth are chattering.  

2. Im Kapen eo ebōjrak an ukoktak ak ekar kaōḷōḷe wōt ñiin im ñūñūr.   The Captain stopped tossing and turning but his teeth were chattering and he was groaning. P1173  

oḷōt   {weḷet}.   small piece of land; of no value.  

oḷūb   {weḷib}.   v. intr., tr. oḷūbi; n. inal. oḷūbū; v. distrib. oḷūbi.   bald head; shaven head.  

1. Eoḷūb bōran.   His hair has been shaved bald.  

2. Ñe eor ri-jikuuḷ eṇ ekōbaatat, rōnaaj oḷūbi.   If a student is caught smoking, his hair will be shaved off.  

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oṃ   {wẹṃ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōoṃ; n. constr. oṃin.   hermit crab.  

oṃoja   {weṃewjah}.   slang..   n. al.; v. adj.; n. constr. oṃojain.   poor quality; fragile; rickety.  

1. Ṃweiuk in Oñkoñ rooṃoja.   Hong Kong products are of poor quality.  

omom   see wōmwōm.  

oṃrawūn   {weṃrahwin}.   Also oṃrawūn {wẹṃrahwin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. oṃrawūni; v. caus. kōoṃrawūn; n. pers. ri-oṃrawūn; n. constr. oṃrawūnin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   home run; run a complete circuit around a field.  

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  {wegʷ}.   Also {wig}.   v. adj.; n. inal. oñū; v. caus. kōoñ; n. pers. ri-oñ; v. distrib. owoñoñ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   homesick; longing for; nostalgia.  

1. Eow ajri eṇ.   That child keeps on being homesick.  

ōn   {hẹn}.   n. inal. ūnō; v. caus. kōōn; v. distrib. ūne.   nourishing; substance; vitamin; nutrition; nutrient.  

1. Kar kijen ri-Ṃajeḷ wōt ek ñan jalele im ñan ōn ko rōaikuji jān kanniek.   Fish were the only part of the Marshallese diet that provided the nutrients one gets from meat. S23  

oṇaak   {weṇahak}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. oṇaake; n. pers. ri-oṇaak; n. constr. oṇaakin.   protect; provide for; oversee; look after; keep an eye on; auspices.  

1. Anij ej oṇaake kōj.   God looks over us.  

2. Juon irooj ej aikuj oṇaake armej ro an.   A king must provide for his people.  

3. Oṇaak an Anij.   Providence.  

oṇāān   see oṇea. price of.  

oṇāān jata   {weṇyan jahtah}.   rental.  

1. Oṇāān jata eo an ṃweeṇ ij jokwe ie ej jibukwi ruwalitoññoul taḷa.   The rental for my apartment is one hundred eighty dollars a month.  

onaji   see wōnaji.  

ōne   {hẹnẹy}.   From Engl.   honey.  

oṇea-   {weṇya-}.   Also wōnea- .   n. inal. oṇea.   price of; salary of; cost of; fare; fee; hire; stipend; wages of.  

1. Ejjeḷọk wōṇāān taktō ñan ri-jikuuḷ, im ñan armej ro jet, ewōr wōṇāān ak edik.   Medical care is free for students, while others pay a modest fee. S7  

2. Jete oṇāān aṃ ri-kaki?   How much do you get paid for teaching?  

3. Jete oṇāān jōōt ṇe aṃ?   How much did your shirt cost?  

oṇeṇak   {weṇẹyṇak}.   Also wōneṇak {wẹnẹyṇak}.   n. al.; n. constr. oṇeṇakin.   a ghost, haunts and drives people mad, lives in dense forests.  

ōnḷọk   {hẹnḷakʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. ōnḷọkū; v. caus. kōōnḷọk.   dissolve; melt.  

ōṇṇōṇ   {hẹṇṇẹṇ}.   Also ōṇōṇ {hẹṇeṇ}, oṇōṇ {weṇeṇ}.   interjection: connotes unwillingness.  

oñoñ   {wegʷwegʷ}.   Dial. E only; see matmat {matmat}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōoñoñ; n. constr. oñoñin.   sponge.  

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oo   {wewew}.   dialectal variant of memej {mẹmẹj}.  

ọo   {wawẹw}.   From Engl.   v. intr., tr. ọouk; n. inal. ọoū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   circle; zero; mark to show absence; name of the letter o.  

1. Etke kwaar ọo jān jikuuḷ?   Why were you absent from school?  

ōō   {heheh}.   Also eōō {yeheh}.   a fish, lionfish, Pterois volitans a fish, scorpion fish, Dendrochirus zebra.  

ōō   {hẹhẹh}.   Oh!.  

1. “Ōōōō!” Kapen eo eba.   Oh oh oh!” the Captain said. P1044  

ooj   {wewej}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. oojin.   hose.  

ọọj   {wawaj}.   Also ọwaj {wawwaj}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. ọọjin.   horse.  

ọọjọj   {wawajwaj}.   From ọọj {wawaj}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. ọọjọjū; v. caus. intr. kōọọjọj, tr. kōọọjọje; n. constr. ọọjọjin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ride a horse.  

1. Ear ọọjọj eọọjḷọk.   He rode the horse toward the interior.  

2. Kwōn kọọọjọje kurṃa ṇe.   Hitch the horse to the cart.  

oom   {wẹwẹm}.   until; up to.  

1. Ear idaak oom kadek.   He drank until he was drunk.  

2. Kwōnaaj ruṃwij bajjek oom tūṃ.   You'll keep procrastinating until you're completely lost.  

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opene   {wewpeney}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kōopene, tr. kōopeneik; n. constr. openein.   dent; crush.  

1. Kwōn jab koopeneik ainbat ṇe.   Don't crush the pot.  

opieṃ   see wōpieṃ.  

opij   see wōpij.  

opija   see wōpija.  

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or₁   {wẹr}.   Also wōr, wor .   v. caus. kalwor.   lobster.  

or₂   {wer}.   Also wōr .   fish gills.  

or₃   {wer}.   Also wōr .   v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   be; there is; there are; have; exist.  

1. “Wōn ordE.htm#ej">ej ba eor armej i ān ṇe?” ekajjitōk.   Who says there are any people on that island?” he asked P1242  

2. Eor jiljino awa jota ak ḷōḷḷap eo ekar jañin ḷōmṇak in rọọl āne ḷọk.   It was six o’clock in the evening, but the old man was not yet thinking of going back to the island. P86  

3. Eor juon iṃō eṃ.   I have a house.  

4. Eortok armej ñan ṃwiin.   Someone is coming toward this house.  

or₄   {wer}.   formant in place names; may be related to or "fish gilḷʷ, or possibly to the or of ora- "quantity", or "exists", and orḷọk "grows, propagates"; or possibly related to oror "enclosure"; also possibly war, orañe "barren, sterile".  

ōr   {her}.   Dial. E, W: in {yin}   grass skirt.  

ora-   {wera-}.   Also wōra- .   n. inal. ora.   number of; quantity.  

1. Oran ri-jikuuḷ ilo jikuuḷ kein ekkā jān roñoul ñan rualitōkñoul, koba kilaaj juon ñan rualitōk.   The number of students in these schools is usually from 20 to 80, including grades one through eight. S24  

orā   {weray}.   Also wōrā .   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. orāū; v. caus. kōorā; n. constr. orāin.   tired; exhausted; beat; bushed; pooped; oppressed.  

1. Ejjeḷọk wōt orāū jān jipiij eo an.   His sermon really oppressed me. I was very tired after his speech.  

oran   {weran}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kōoran; n. constr. oranin.   orange, the fruit.  

orañe   {weragey}.   Also wōrañe , war {war}.   v. adj.; n. inal. orañeū.   sterile; barren; incapable of bearing offspring, of women only.  

orañḷọk   {weragḷakʷ}.   Also wōrañḷọk .   v. intr.; n. inal. orañḷọkū; v. caus. kōorañḷọk.   swallow; devour; gulp.  

ore   {wẹrẹy}.   Also wōre .   Vulgar.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. oreik(i); n. inal. oreū; n. pers. ri-ore; v. distrib. oworere; n. constr. orein.   pull back the foreskin.  

orjeb   {wẹrjẹb}.   variant form of orjib {werjib}.  

orjib   {werjib}.   Also wōrjib, orjib {wẹrjib}, orjeb {wẹrjẹb}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kōorjib; n. constr. orjibin.   peel; molt.  

1. Eorjib ṃwinaṃōn eo em erom babbūb.   The caterpillar molted and became a butterfly.  

2. Ibwil im orjib.   I burned and peeled.  

orjin   {wẹrjin}.   Also wōrjin .   v. intr., tr. orjini; n. inal. orjinū; v. caus. kōorjin; n. pers. ri-orjin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   to bolt one's food.  

1. Kwōn kate eok meme im jab orjin.   Take care to chew your food and don't bolt it.  

orḷọk₁   {wẹrḷakʷ}.   Also wōrlok .   v. intr.; n. inal. orḷọkū; v. caus. kōorḷọk; n. pers. ri-orḷọk.   asthma.  

orḷọk₂   {werḷakʷ}.   Also wōrḷọk .   v. intr.; n. inal. orḷọkū; v. caus. kōorḷọk.   increase; profit; interest money; invested money; propagate.  

ormej   {wẹrmẹj}.   Also wōrmej .   v. intr.; n. inal. ormejū; v. caus. kōormej; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wash one's face.  

1. Kwōn ormej ṃokta jān aṃ ṃōñā in jibboñ.   Wash your face before eating breakfast.  

oror   {werwer}.   Also wōrwōr .   n. al.; v. intr., tr. orore; n. inal. ororū; v. caus. kōoror; n. constr. ororin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pen; fence; enclosure; coop; corral.  

1. Kwōn orore piik ṇe.   Put that pig in the pen.  

2. Ororin bao.   Chicken coop.  

ōrōr   {herher}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. ōrōj; n. inal. ōrōrū; n. pers. ri-ōrōr; n. constr. ōrōrin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cut into strips; stab; slash.  

1. Ōrōje kōṇọuwe kaṇe.   Husk the kōṇọuwe (with your teeth).  

2. Ōrōje piik ṇe.   Stab the pig.  

ōrrōr   {hẹrrẹr}.   Also ōrōr {hẹrẹr}, orōr {wẹrẹr}.   vulgar slang.   interjection: "Darn!" or "Heck!"; interjection: expression of sexual pleasure; interjection: "ugh!".  

ortabtab   {wẹrtabtab}.   Also wōrtabtab .   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. ortabtabū; v. caus. intr. kōortabtab, tr. kōortabtabe; n. constr. ortabtabin.   haphazard; careless manner.  

1. En jab ortabtab aṃ kanne pāāk ṇe bwe enaaj booḷ wōt kiiō.   You'd better arrange the contents of that sack if you want it to contain more.  

oru   {wẹriw}.   Also wōru .   From Japn. ōru (オール) (from Engl. oar).   n. al.; v. intr., tr. oruuk; n. inal. oruū; n. pers. ri-oru; n. constr. oruin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   row a boat; scull.  

1. Oruuk āneḷọk wa ṇe.   Row the boat ashore.  

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ot   see wōt.  

ota   {wetah}.   variant form of wata.  

otem   see wōtōm.  

ōttōt   {hẹttẹt}.   Also ōtōt {hẹtẹt}, otōt {wẹtẹt}.   vulgar.   interjection: "ouch!" (pain or sexual pleasure).  

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OUT    

out   {wẹwit}.   archaic.   meeting place; place where many people live.  

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owan   {wwan}.   Dial. W: eowan {yewwan}, E: owan {wewwan}.   v. adj.; n. inal. owanū; v. caus. kōowan; n. pers. ri-owan; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. owan.   industrious; hard working.  

owar   {wwar}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. oware; n. inal. owarū; n. pers. ri-owar; n. constr. owarin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   beg; beseech; appeal; petition; plead; invoke.  

1. “Rōlukkuun ban tōprak baib kaṇe ke? Ta ejjeḷọk kōl eṇ kwōmaroñ kōṃṃane bwe ren ṃōṃane ke?” Kapen eo eowar ñan Jema.   So the pipes are shot? There’s no way you can fix them?” the Captain pleaded with Father. P730  

2. Iar oware im kajjinōk ak ear jab kōtḷọk tok wa eo waan.   I begged him until I got tired but he never let us borrow his canoe.  

3. Ij owar ñan eok bwe kwōn jouj in jab baere Jọọn.   I'm begging you please not to fire John.  

4. Jijej ear oware Jemān.   Jesus invoked His Father.  

owat   {wwat}.   Dial. W: eowat {yewwat}, E: owat {wewwat}.   v. adj.; n. inal. owatū; v. caus. kōowat; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ripe, of pandanus.  

1. Enañin owat ke bōb ṇe?   Is that pandanus ripe yet?  

2. Wāween kōṃṃan jāānkun jān bōb eñin, ñe ej owat bōb, jej aintiini ak uṃwini.   The way to make jāānkun from pandanus is, when it is ripe, to boil it or bake it. S12  

owatrere   {wwatrẹyrẹy}.   Dial. W: eowatrere {yewwatrẹyrẹy}, E: owatrere {wewwatrẹyrẹy}.   From watre {watrẹy}|.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. owatrereū; v. caus. intr. kōowatrere, tr. kōowatrereik(i); n. pers. ri-owatrere; n. constr. owatrerein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   not ripe; green; undried copra.  

1. Ij jab lōke bwe eowatrere.   I don't trust him cause he's green.  

2. Waini kein aṃ rej owatrere wōt.   Your copra still needs more drying.  

owe   {wwey}.   Dial. W: eowe {yewwey}, E: owe {wewwey}.   Also wejeḷ {weyjeḷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. oweū; v. caus. kōowe; n. pers. ri-owe; v. distrib. ajowewe, ajjowewe; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   whistle.  

1. Wōn in ej ajjowewe?   Who's that that keeps whistling?  

owōj   {wwej}.   Dial. W: eowōj {yewwej}, E: owōj {wewwej}.   v. intr.; n. inal. owōjū; v. caus. kōowōj; n. pers. ri-owōj; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tax; tribute.  

1. Eṃōj aer tōltōl owōj.   They have finished collecting taxes.  

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