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naaj   {nahaj}.   Also nāj {naj}.   v. aux..   will be; future tense marker; shall.  

1. “Bwe ta jejeḷā ñāāt eo enaaj kar waḷọk āne,” Bojin eo ejiroñ ḷọk.   How were we supposed to know when we would see land?” the Boatswain yelled over to him. P1233  

2. “Enaaj,” euwaak.   He will be,” he replied. P1062  

3. Kwōnaaj etal ñāāt?   When will you go?  

naajdik   {nahajdik}.   Also naajdiñ {nahajdig}.   v. intr., tr. naajdiki; n. inal. naajdikū; n. pers. ri-naajdik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   To feed; nourish.  

1. Kwaar naajdik ke piik?   Did you feed the pigs?  

naajdiñ   {nahajdig}.   Variant form of naajdik {nahajdik}.  

naaḷ   {nahaḷ}.   archaic.   splinter, chip.  

naan   {nahan}.   v. distrib. nenaan (ennaan); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   word.  

1. Ewi nenaan (ennaan)?   What's new?  

naan jekdọọn   {nahan jekdawan}.   n. al.; n. constr. naan jekdọọnin.   lies; false promises; gossip.  

naan mera   {nahan merah}.   idiom.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. naan meraik; n. inal. naan meraū; n. constr. naan merain.   soft spoken; euphemism.  

1. Enaan mera likao eṇ.   He's a soft-spoken man.  

nabbe   {nabbẹy}.   archaic.   ugly.  

nabōj   {nabẹj}.   n. inal. nabōjū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   outside; exterior; open air.  

1. Ajri ro raṇ rej kukure (ikkure) nabōj.   The children are playing outside there.  

nabōjān   See nabōj.  

nakdid   {nakdid}.   Dialectal variant of kōtkōt {ketket}.  

Nakwōpe   {nahkʷepey}.   archaic.   Name of a navigational sign; near Wōja islet, Ailinglaplap.  

1. Kōṃṃakūtkūt ke dikdik ko, ilikin Nakwōpe eṃṃan o.   The small porpoises are in motion, off Nakwōpe everything's fine for the o birds (to feed). (words from a chant about the sign.)  

naṃ   {naṃ}.   Secondary lagoon; pool of sea water with a beach surrounded by mangrove trees and other vegetation as part of an islet.  

1. Ijọ kōn tutu ilo naṃ eṇ ikōtaan Jenkā im Ḷōtoonke tōre ko kōmjel jinō im jema kar jokwe im kowainini ilo Jālukra.   I used to swim in the salt-water pool that lies between Jenkā and Ḷōtoonke when I went with my parents to make copra at Jālukra wāto (on Emejwa Islet on Likiep).  

naṃnaṃ   {naṃnaṃ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. naṃnaṃū; v. caus. kōnaṃnaṃ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wash bottles.  

naṃnoor   {naṃnẹwẹr}.   n. al.; n. constr. naṃnoorin.   ramrod.  

1. Wiaakḷọk joot ṇe aṃ kōn naṃnoor ṇe.   Insert your bullet with your ramrod.  

naṃonaṃo   {naṃẹwnaṃẹw}.   Variant form of minor {minẹrʷ}.  

naṃōḷ   {naṃeḷ}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. naṃōḷe; n. pers. ri-naṃōḷ; v. distrib. nenaṃōḷmōḷ (ennaṃōḷmōḷ); n. constr. naṃōḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ladle, scoop food.  

1. Ejaje naṃōḷ raij.   He can't scoop out rice properly.  

2. Naṃōl(e) tok kijerro kūrepe.   Scoop out some gravy for us.  

nana   {nahnah}.   v. adj.; n. inal. nanaū; v. caus. intr. kōnana, tr. kōnanaik; n. pers. ri-nana; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. nana..   bad; wicked; evil.  

1. Ear kōnanaik eō.   He said bad things about me (which are not true).  

2. Ekar āindeeo an nanaḷọk lañ ñan ke enañin kij jiljino awa jọteen eo.   It stayed that way and even got worse until about 6 o’clock that evening. P785  

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

nana   {nahnah}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōnana; n. constr. nanain.   A bird, red-footed booby, Sula sula.  

nana kobban lọñii-   {nahnah kʷebban lawgiyi-}.   v. adj.; n. inal. nana kobban lọñiū.   foul-mouthed.  

1. Kwōnaaj deñdeñ ñe enana kobban lọñiiṃ.   You'll get a spanking if you talk bad.  

nana taṃṃwi-   {nahnah taṃṃi-}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. nana taṃṃwū; n. constr. nana taṃṃwi-in; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   grouchy; threatening; in a bad mood; moody; disadvantage; uneasy; wretched; awful; rowdy.  

1. Āinwōt enana taṃṃwin lañ.   The weather seems to be threatening.  

2. Enana taṃṃwin ñe ej kadek.   He gets moody when he's drunk.  

nañin   {nahgin}.   v. aux..   almost; ever; nearly.  

1. “Enañin to amiro itan kọruj ?” eba.   How long were you two going to wait before waking me up?” he said. P1231  

2. Enañin meram ke rear?”   Isn’t it getting light over to the east?” P659  

3. Enañin ṃōj ke wa eo?   Is the boat almost finished?  

4. Enañin ṃōj wōt jidik.   It's nearly finished.  

5. Ke ij bar tōprak ḷọk ioon wa eo, ikajjitōk ippān enañin lo ke Jema.   When I got back to the boat, I asked him if he had seen Father. P49  

6. Kiiō enañin wōr aebōj laḷ iturin aolep eṃ.   Now there are cisterns near almost all homes. S22  

7. Kwōnañin ke pād Pikaar?   Have you (ever) been to Bikar atoll?  

nañinmej   {nahginmẹj}.   v. adj.; n. inal. nañinmejū; v. caus. kōnañinmej; n. pers. ri-nañinmej; v. distrib. nenañinmejmej (ennañinmejmej); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sick; sickness; pregnant; ill; plague; disease; ailing.  

1. Eḷap tata ilo Ṃajeḷ nañinmej in uwur, pokpok, kab jiemetak.   The most common sicknesses are head colds, coughs, and abdominal pain. S7  

2. Ennañinmejmej ḷeeṇ.   He is always getting sick.  

3. Nañinmej ko rōḷḷap rej aolep itok jān aelōñ in pālle, ainwōt polio kab tiipi.   Major diseases such as polio and tuberculosis have all come from foreign countries. S7  

Nawōdo   {nahwedew}.   n. pers. ri-Nawōdo.   place name; Nauru.  

nāj   {naj}.   Variant form of naaj {nahaj}.  

nāji   {najiy}.   Dial. E, W: neji {nẹjiy}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. nājiik; n. inal. nājiū; v. caus. kōnāji; n. constr. nājiin.   duty of taking care of a natural or adopted child or pet or domesticated animal.  

1. Ij nājiik ak e.   I'm keeping this frigate bird as a pet.  

2. Nājiin wōn bao e?   Who domesticated this bird?  

3. Nājiū.   I raised it as a pet. I adopted it.  

nāji-   {naji-}.   Dial. E, W: neji {nẹji-}.   n. inal. nājū.   son of; daughter of; child of; toy of; pet of; money of; offspring of; son or daughter-in-law of; possessive classifier, children, pets, money, watches, or Bible.  

1. “Iar itok ilo piiḷtūreep eo ḷọk, kōṃro ḷadik e ñejū,” Jema euwaak.   I came back on the last fieldtrip ship, with my son here,” Father answered. P231  

2. “Jete awa ilo awa ṇe nejiṃ?” Jema ekajjitōk im kalimjek ḷọk juon awa ej tōtoto ikiin ṃweo.   What time is it on your clock?” Father asked and stared at a clock hanging the wall of the house. P211  

3. “Jiljilimjuon awa kiin,” Kapen eo eba ke ej lale waj eo nejin.   Seven o’clock now,” the Captain said as he looked at his watch. P291  

4. “Nejū e, kōmatte jidik adeañ ṃōñāin raelep raij,” Jema ekkūr tok ke erjel ej etal kōn aḷaḷ ko.   Son, can you make us some rice for lunch,” Father called to me as they left with the lumber. P366  

nājiṃ   See nāji-. child.  

nājin   See nāji-. son of, daughter of.  

nājnej   {najnẹj}.   From nāji- {naji-}|.   v. intr.; n. inal. nājnejū; v. caus. kōnājnej; n. pers. ri-nājnej; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   To keep as a pet; pet.  

1. Ikōṇaan wōt nājnej kidu jān kuuj.   I prefer dogs to cats as pets.  

nājū   See nāji-. child.  

nāl   {nal}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. nālū; v. caus. kōnāl; n. constr. nālin.   Bone dry; dehydrated.  

1. Enāl bwiro in.   This preserved breadfruit is dry.  

2. Kwōjaaṃ kōnāle?   Why do you dehydrate it?  

nām   {nam}.   n. al.; n. inal. nema; n. pers. ri-nāme; v. distrib. nāme; n. constr. nemān, nemā.   smell; taste; flavor; odor; scent; smelly.  

1. Enāme ek ṇe.   That fish is smelly.  

2. Ennọ nemān ṃōñā ṇe.   The taste of that food is delicious.  

3. Nemān ilo an kallib, āinwōt bwiin jiij ñe rej kōṃṃane.   The flavor from its having been buried is like that of cheese when they make it. S28  

4. Nemān uwi in ea in ej jāālel tok?   Where is the smell of cooking fish wafting this way from?  

nāmnām   {namnam}.   v. intr., tr. nemak(e); n. inal. nāmnāmū; v. caus. intr. kōnāmnām, tr. kōnāmnāme; n. pers. ri-nāmnām; v. distrib. nemnemake.   smell.  

1. Kidu eo ejeḷā kōnāmnām ṇe.   That's the dog with the good sense of smell.  

2. Kwōn nemak ṃōk ṃōñā ṇe ennọ ke.   Smell that food to see if it's good.  

3. Ta ṇe kwōj kōnāmnāme?   What are you sniffing around for?  

nānnān   {nannan}.   v. adj.; n. inal. nānnānū; v. caus. intr. kōnānnān, tr. kōnānnāne.   stale.  

nāpe   {napẹy}.   From Japn. nabe (鍋).   n. al.; n. constr. nāpein.   cooking pan.  

nāpnāpe   {napnapẹy}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. nāpnāpeik(i); n. inal. nāpnāpeū; n. pers. ri-nāpnāpe; n. constr. nāpnāpein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   A food, ripe breadfruit mixed with coconut oil and cooked in pots.  

1. Kwaar kōkatak (ekkatak) ia nāpnāpe?   Where did you learn how to prepare nāpnāpe?  

ne   {ney}.   n. inal. neō.   leg; foot; wheel; paw; cartwheel.  

1. “Eṃṃan bwe enaaj merame nemiro ḷọk ijene ḷọk,” ḷōḷḷap eo ekar kōnono tok jān lowaan ṃweo.   It’s good because it will light your way,” the old man said from inside the house. P223  

ne ṃakūtkūt   {ney ṃakitkit}.   v. adj.; n. inal. ne ṃakūtkūtū; v. caus. kōne ṃakūtkūt; n. pers. ri-ne ṃakūtkūt; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   moving from one place to another; unable to keep still.  

nebar   {nebar}.   v. adj.; n. inal. nebarū; v. caus. kōnebar; n. pers. ri-nebar; v. distrib. nebnebare; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   praise; admire; recommend; glorify; compliment; credit; revere.  

1. “Mool ke ej jañin jako jeḷā ko aṃ,” Jema enebare.   It’s true you haven’t lost your expertise,” Father praised him. P209  

neeṃ   See ne. leg, foot.  

neen   See ne. leg, foot.  

neen kōbkōb   {neyen kẹbkẹb}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. kōneen kōbkōb; n. constr. neen kōbkōbin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   feet sink in sand making for difficult walking.  

1. Eneen kōbkōb iarin ānin.   It's hard to walk along the lagoon beach of this islet.  

neen kōtkōt   {neyen ketket}.   From neen {neyen} |"legs of", kōtkōt {ketket} |"sea bird: noddy".   n. al.; v. caus. kōneen kōtkōt; n. constr. neen kōtkōtin.   A plant, Fleurya ruderalis (Forst. f.) gaudichaud. (urticaceae); A red-stemmed weedy herb.  

neen wūlej   {neyen wilyẹj}.   From ne {ney} |"foot", wūliej {wilyẹj} |"graveyard" (Walking through graveyards is forbidden.)   n. al.; v. adj.; n. constr. neen wūlejin.   taboo breaker.  

1. Ear neen wūlej im ḷōke irooj eo.   He broke a taboo and walked over the king.  

neji   {nẹjiy}.   Dialectal variant of nāji {najiy}.  

nejiṃ   See nāji-. child.  

nejin   See nāji-. son of, daughter of.  

nejū   See nāji-. child.  

nekkan   {nekkan}.   Variant form of ennek.  

nel   {nel}.   To dry under the sun; copra or fish.  

1. Kanel waini ṇe.   Dry that copra under the sun.  

nemak   {nemak}.   Transitive form of nāmnām {namnam}.  

nemāmei-   {nemaymẹyi-}.   n. inal. nemāmeū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   likeness; image; appearance; resemblance.  

1. Ein nemāmein ledik eṇ wōt jinen.   That girl looks like her mother.  

2. Enañin āin nemāmeen lieṇ wōt lio jein.   That girl is almost exactly the likeness of her older sister.  

nemān   See nām.  

nemwak   {nemwak}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. nemwakū; n. constr. nemwakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   Not hairy, not feathery.  

1. Enemwak bao eṇ.   That chicken doesn't have a lot of feathers.  

2. Enemwak neen bwe ear reja.   Her legs are smooth because she shaved them.  

nen   {nẹn}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōnen; n. constr. nenin.   A plant, Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae); a tree with large simple leaves; flowers borne on a semispherical base; white fleshy fruits.  

nenaan   {nenahan}.   Dial. W: ennaan {yennahan}, E: nenaan {nenahan}.   n. inal. nenaanū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   news; message; distributive form of naan {nahan}.  

1. “Eor ta nenaan bajjek?”   What’s new?” P74  

2. “Ta ennaan bajjek,” ḷōḷḷap eo eba.   What’s going on?” the old man said. P73  

3. Kiiō armej in aelōñ ko ilikin rejjab aikuj in kōttar wa bwe ren eọroñ ennaan.   Now people on outer islands don’t need to await the arrival of a ship so that they can hear news. S26  

nenān   {nenan}.   Dial. W: ennān {yennan}, E: nenān {nenan}.   v. intr.; n. inal. nenānū; v. caus. kōnnān; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   musty taste; moldy taste; stale; rancid.  

1. Eḷap an nenān (ennān) pilawā ṇe.   That bread is moldy.  

nenọ   {nenaw}.   Dial. W: ennọ {yennaw}, E: nenọ {nenaw}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kōnnọ, tr. kōnnọik, kōnnọuk; n. constr. nenọin (ennọin); stat. adj. nenọno (ennọno).   delicious; taste good; luscious; tasty; scrumptious; delightful.  

1. “Ejjeḷọk pilawā āinwōt pilawāin ṃwiin, rej make wōt ennọ,” ḷeo ilo jikin wia eo ekar ba ñan juon iaan ruwia ro.   There’s no better bread than the bread they sell here; it’s really delicious,” the man at the store said to one of the customers. P262  

2. “Ettōr ṃōk ṃōñā im lale aer ennọ.”   Go run and eat and see how delicious they are.” P266  

3. Kōmmām kar dao im ḷak dedeḷọk, ibar jikrōk im karreoiki kōnnọ im jikin ṃōñā eo.   When everyone was done eating, I went over again and washed the dishes and cleaned up the eating area. P967  

nenōk   {nenek}.   Dial. W: ennōk {yennek}, E: nenōk {nenek}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. enōk(e); n. inal. nenōkū; n. pers. rinnōk; n. constr. nenōkin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   knock down coconuts from tree; pile of coconuts knocked down from tree.  

1. Nenōkin (Ennōkin) wōn in?   Who knocked these coconuts down?  

nenōk   {nẹnẹk}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. nenōkū; v. caus. intr. kōnnōk, tr. kōnnōke; n. pers. rinnōk; v. distrib. nenōke (ennōke); n. constr. nenōkin (ennōkin); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   provisions for a voyage.  

1. Ennōke wa eo.   The canoe was well stocked.  

2. Ennōkin wōn kein?   Who prepared these provisions?  

nenōōr   {neneher}.   Dial. W: ennōōr {yenneher}, E: nenōōr {neneher}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. nōōr(e); n. inal. nenōōrū; v. distrib. nōnōōr; n. constr. nenōōrin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pull; withdraw.  

1. Eḷap nenōōr (ennōōr) ilo jurbak.   There's a lot of pulling in dancing the jitterbug.  

2. Nōōre waj kimej ṇe.   Pull that frond over.  

neō   See ne. leg, foot.  

nep   {nep}.   deluge.  

nepi   {nẹypiy}.   From Engl.   navy.  

netūbtūb   {neytibtib}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. netūbtūbū; n. pers. ri-netūbtūb; n. constr. netūbtūbin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   Quick short steps.  

1. Enañin aolep kōrāin Jepaan netūbtūb.   Most all Japanese women walk in quick, short steps.  

ni   {niy}.   n. al.; n. constr. niin.   A plant, general term for all varieties of coconut trees and fruit; a coconut tree.  

1. Men kein rej kwalok im kalikkar joñan an ḷap an ni jipañ ri-Ṃajeḷ.   These things show and make clear how important coconut trees are in sustaining the Marshallese. S19  

2. Ñe en kar jab ni, ri-Ṃajeḷ rōban kar maroñ mour.   If it weren’t for the coconut, the Marshallese people would not have been able to survive. S10  

3. Rej kōṃṃan enañin aolep men ko rej aikuji ñan mour jān ni im men ko leen.   They make almost everything they need to live from the conconut and its fruit. S10  

Ni Bōn   {niy bẹn}.   A plant, coconut variety.  

Ni Būrōrō   {niy birehreh}.   n. al.; n. constr. Ni Būrōrōin.   A plant, coconut variety.  

Ni Iaḷo   {niy yi'yaḷẹw}.   From Engl. yellow.   A plant, coconut.  

Ni Kadu   {niy kadiw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kani Kadu; n. constr. Ni Kaduin.   A plant, coconut variety.  

ni kenato   {niy keynahtew}.   A plant, tall coconut palm.  

Ni Lọurō   {niy lawireh}.   n. al.; n. constr. Ni Lọurōin.   A plant, coconut variety.  

Ni Lōklōk   {niy leklek}.   From lōklōk {leklek} |"thorn; name of a grass".   A plant, coconut variety (Takeuchi).  

Ni Maro   {niy mahrew}.   n. al.; v. caus. kani Maro; n. constr. Ni Maroin.   A plant, coconut variety.  

Ni Mir   {niy mir}.   n. al.; v. caus. kani Mir; n. constr. Ni Mirin.   A plant, coconut variety.  

Ni Mouj   {niy mẹwij}.   From mouj {mẹwij}|.   A plant, coconut variety (Takeuchi).  

Ni Ṃōl   {niy ṃẹl}.   n. al.; v. caus. kani Ṃōl; n. constr. Ni Ṃōlin.   A plant, coconut variety.  

Ni Ram   {niy ram}.   n. al.; v. caus. kani Ram; n. constr. Ni Ramin.   A plant, coconut variety (Takeuchi).  

nib   {nib}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. distrib. ninibnib (innibnib); n. constr. nibin.   preemptive.  

1. Ennibnib.   He's always trying to outdo everyone.  

Nibboñ   {nibbegʷ}.   From Japn. nippon (日本).   n. pers. ri-Nibboñ.   Japan.  

Nibuñ   {nibigʷ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kanibuñ; n. constr. Nibuñin.   A plant, Pandanus fischerianus cultigen. (Stone). Wotje, etc..  

nieded   {niyẹdyẹd}.   v. intr.; n. inal. niededū; v. caus. kanieded; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mat worn as clothing.  

nien   {niyen}.   Construct form of nne {nnẹy}.  

niiddoor   {niyiddẹwẹr}.   Also niieddoor {niyyẹddẹwẹr}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. niiddoore; n. pers. ri-niiddoor; n. constr. niiddoorin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   coconuts still attached to spathe and lowered from tree by means of a rope.  

1. Rej niiddoor ḷọk limen ruwamāejet raṇ.   They're doing the niiddoor method for the guests.  

niikro   {niyikrẹw}.   From Engl.   negro.  

niiḷ   {niyiḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. niiḷin.   needle; straight pin.  

niiṃbu   {niyiṃbiw}.   From Japn. ninpu (人夫).   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. niiṃbuin.   laborer.  

niin   See ni.  

nikāi   {niykayiy}.   From Japn. nikai (二階) "second floor".   n. al.; n. constr. nikāiin.   two-story house.  

niknik   {niknik}.   v. adj.; n. inal. niknikū; v. caus. kaniknik; n. pers. ri-niknik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   industrious; diligent; hard working.  

1. Eḷap an niknik ḷeo.   He is quite industrious.  

nikoko   {niykẹwkẹw}.   Variant form of ninikoko {niyniykẹwkẹw}.  

nikōḷ   {nikeḷ}.   From Engl.   nickel.  

nime-   {nime-}.   Variant form of lime- {lime-}.  

nimuur   {niymiwir}.   coconut tree loaded with nuts.  

nin   {nin}.   v. intr., tr. nini; n. inal. ninū; n. pers. ri-nin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pound.  

1. Eṃōj ke an nin maañ kā?   Have these pandanus leaves been pounded?  

2. Kwōn nini maañ kaṇe.   Pound those pandanus leaves.  

nine   {ninẹy}.   Dial. W: enne {yẹnnẹy}, E: nine {ninẹy}   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. niō; v. caus. kanne; v. distrib. kōkanne (ekkanne); n. constr. nien; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   container; use as a container; sheath.  

1. Ej moot ḷọk wōt ḷeo ak Jema eba, “Jero wanlaḷ tak ñan ruuṃin injin e bwe in kọkoṇi kein jerbal kaṇ im āti ilowaan bọọk eṇ nieer.”   As the old man was leaving, Father said, Let’s go down to the engine room so I can straighten up my tools and put them away in their box.” P136  

2. Enaaj nine (enne) kōn at e aō.   He'll use my hat for a container.  

3. Eor nien ittūt in wia Mieko.   There are bras for sale at MIECO.  

4. Kanne bato ṇe kōn jimañūñ.   Fill that bottle with toddy.  

5. Raar kanne limeer dān jān aebōj eṇ.   They drew water from the well.  

ninearear   {ninyaryar}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kaninearear, tr. kanineareare; n. constr. ninearearin.   Steady waves buffeting the shore.  

1. Innem erro jino ninearear ijo ippān wūjḷā eo.   And the two of them started struggling with the sail to get it in order. P840  

ninikoko   {niyniykẹwkẹw}.   Also nikoko {niykẹwkẹw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. ninikokouk; n. constr. ninikokoin.   drink while eating; two or more persons sharing one coconut.  

1. Itok kōjeañ ninikoko.   Come let's eat and drink.  

ninjek   {ninjẹk}.   v. adj.; v. caus. kaninjek.   Very dark.  

1. Eḷap an ninjek buñniin.   It's very dark tonight.  

ninnin   {ninnin}.   v. intr., tr. ninnini; n. inal. ninninū; v. caus. kaninnin; n. pers. ri-ninnin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   suck; breast; suckle.  

1. Niñniñ eo ej ninnin ilo ninnin ko limen.   The baby is getting its milk from the breasts.  

ninninkoko   {ninninkewkew}.   Also ninkoko.   share a drink.  

niñ   {nig}.   v. adj.; n. inal. niñū; v. caus. kaniñ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. sg. niñniñ, jiniñniñ, pl. nini (inni), jinniñ..   small; young; little; tiny; puny.  

niña   {nigah}.   Dial. W, E: niñeañ {nigyag}   northward; directional, enclitic, northward.  

1. “Kōjmān naaj tar niñatak ṃōṃkaj innem diak rōkeañ,” Kapen eo eba.   We’ll come north first and then tack to the south,” the Captain said. P841  

2. Kōjro jaṃbo niñawaj.   Let's take a stroll to the north end of the island.  

niñeañ   {nigyag}.   Dial. E, W: niña {nigah}   directional, enclitic northward.  

niñeañ-rōkeañ   {nigeag-rẹkeag}.   Lit. northward-southward.   v. intr.; ; pers. n.; n. constr. niñeañ-rōkeañin.   walk back and forth; said of someone who cannot sit still; said of someone who is showing off or trying to get attention; common in song.  

1. Bar eñṇe tok! Kein kōḷalem ṇe kiiō an tūreep in niñeañ-rōkeañ.   Here he comes again! This will be his fifth trip going back and forth like that.  

2. Ej kilen niñeañ-rōkeañin ṃōjọliñōr.   He’s walking back and forth aimlessly like he isn't all there.  

3. Ri-niñeañ-rōkeañ eo eṇ ebōjrak ippān liṃaraṇ tōrerein iiaḷ eṇ.   The show-off is stopping with the ladies by the roadside.  

niñniñ   {nignig}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. niñniñū; v. caus. kaniñniñ; n. constr. niñniñin.   baby; infant.  

1. Niñniñ eo ej ninnin ippān jinen.   The baby is sucking from its mother.  

niñniñ   {nignig}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-niñniñ; n. constr. niñniñin.   A game, underwater football using a rock for a ball.  

nit   {nit}.   n. al.; n. constr. nitin.   pit for bird fight; sunken enclosure.  

nitbwil   {nitbil}.   v. intr., tr. nitbwilli; n. inal. nitbwilū.   surround; beseige a city; assault; attack.  

nitijeḷā   {nitiyjeḷay}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. nitijeḷāiki; n. inal. nitijeḷāū; n. pers. ri-nitijeḷā; n. constr. nitijeḷāin.   A law-making body; to legislate; legislature.  

1. Ta eṇ rej nitijeḷāiki rainin?   What are they going to legislate upon today?  

nitñil   {nitgil}.   Also ñilñil {gilgil}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. nitñilū; v. caus. kanitñil; n. constr. nitñilin.   hot and close; stuffy.  

1. Enitñil lowaan ṃwiin.   It is hot and close in this house.  

nitōḷ   {niteḷ}.   Also nitōḷ {niyteḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. nitōḷin.   needle.  

no   {new}.   Transitive form of nono {newnew}.  

Nobōṃba   {newbeṃbah}.   Also Nopeṃba {newpeṃbah}.   From Engl.   November.  

nokjek   {nẹkʷjẹk}.   v. adj.; n. inal. nokjekū; v. caus. kōnokjek; v. distrib. nenkjekjek (ennokjekjek); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mussed up; wrinkled; perfective form of nukuj {nikʷij}; puckered.  

1. Ennokjekjek peba e aō.   This paper of mine is all wrinkled.  

nokwōn   {nẹkʷẹn}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-nokwōn; n. constr. nokwōnin.   evening prayers (Protestant).  

1. “Nejū e, kōjro wanlaḷ waj im nokwōnin jota bwe kwōnaaj ḷak baj mejki wōt,” ekar ba.   Son, let’s go down and say our evening prayers because you may want to go to bed soon,” he said. P948  

2. Kōṃro kar nokwōn joteen eo im kōṃro bar wanlōñ ḷọk ippāerro ijo lōñ.   Father and I said our evening prayers and then went back up with the others. P972  

nono   {newnew}.   Also nono {nẹwnẹw}.   v. adj., tr. no(e); n. inal. nonoū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pound.  

noñ   {negʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kannoñ; n. constr. noñin; noññōḷọk, nnoñōḷọk.   popping sound made when squashing lice.  

1. Ennoñoḷọk.   It popped.  

2. Enoññoḷọk kij eo.   The louse snapped when squashed.  

3. Rej kannoñ kij.   They are killing lice.  

noonon   {nẹwẹnwẹn}.   From nono "to pound".   pounded stack of processed pandanus leaves.  

1. Eor jete de noonon eṃōj aṃ noe?   How many stacks have you pounded?  

norōbōtoñ   {newrebetegʷ}.   Dialectal variant of jinkōḷar {jinkeḷar}.  

notoñ   {newtekʷ}.   Also notōñ {newteg}, notañ {newtag}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. notoñe; n. pers. ri-notoñ; n. constr. notoñin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   clobber; strike; hit; spank; pound.  

1. Kōmmān kōḷmānḷọkjeṇ jidik im roñjake an kōto eo lōtlōt im ṇo ko notoñe wa eo.   We just thought for a little while and listened to the wind and the sail flapping and the waves pounding against the boat. P695  

2. Rōnotoñe rinana eo.   The bad guy got clobbered.  

nọọj   {nawaj}.   interiorward of an island and from lagoon side only; directional, enclitic, interiorward.  

1. Ear wenọọjḷọk ekkein.   He went toward the interior a little bit ago.  

2. Ij ja wenọọjtak.   I think I'll take a walk to the interior.  

nōbba   {nebbah}.   From Japn. nappa (菜葉).   n. al.; v. intr., tr. nōbbaik; v. caus. kōnōbba; n. caus. pers. ri-kōnōbba; v. distrib. nenōbaba (ennōbaba); n. constr. nōbbain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   Green vegetables.  

1. Ejaje nōbba ṃōñā.   He can't combine greens with food.  

2. Nōbbaik ḷọk ñane.   Scramble it with greens for him.  

nōbjān   See nabōj.  

nōbōjān   See nabōj.  

nōḷ   {neḷ}.   make weapons.  

1. Ej nōḷ ṃade ñan tarinae.   He's making spears for battle.  

nōṃaiki   {neṃahyikiy}.   From Japn. namaiki (生意気).   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. nōṃaikiū; n. constr. nōṃaikiin.   impertinent.  

nōṃba   {neṃbah}.   From Engl.   v. intr., tr. nōṃbaik; n. inal. nōṃbaū; n. pers. ri-nōṃba; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   number; figure.  

nōnōōr   {nehneher}.   Distributive form of nenōōr {neneher}.  

Nōñnōñ   {negneg}.   A plant, breadfruit variety (Takeuchi).  

nōōb   {nẹhẹb}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. nōōbin.   nerve.  

nōōj   {nehej}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. nōōjin.   nurse.  

1. Nōōj in ia eṇ?   Where is that nurse from?  

nōōr   {neher}.   Transitive form of nenōōr {neneher}.  

nōr   {ner}.   Start to bloom.  

nōt   {net, nẹt}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōnōt; v. distrib. nenōtnōt (ennōtnōt); n. constr. nōtin.   squid.  

1. Ennōtnōt ar in ānin.   This lagoon is full of squid.  

nōt   {net}.   A fish, scavenger, Lethrinus variegatus.  

nukne   {nikʷnẹy}.   From Engl. "New Guinea".   n. al.; v. caus. kanukne; n. constr. nuknein.   A plant, Euphorbia heterophylla L. (Euphobiaceae); a common tropical herbaceous weed. The uppermost leaves are splotched with red at their bases, reminiscent of the poinsettia.  

Nukne   {nikʷney}.   From Engl.   n. pers. ri-Nukne.   place name; New Guinea.  

nuknuk   {nikʷnikʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. nuknukū; v. caus. intr. kanuknuk, tr. kanuknuk(i); n. constr. nuknukin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   clothes; cloth; clothing; dress up; costume; garment.  

1. “Kwōmaroñ ke jibwi waj nuknuk arro?” Bojin eo ekkōnono ḷọk ñan Jema ke ekar rọọl tok jān āne.   Can you pass me your clothes?” the Boatswain asked Father when he returned to the boat. P439  

2. Kanuknuki bwe epiọ.   Clothe him because he's cold.  

3. Kwōn nuknuk bwe jen etal jar.   Dress up because we're going to church.  

nuknukun kuk   {nikʷnikʷin kʷikʷ}.   apron.  

1. Kōṇak nuknukun kuk eo aṃ.   Put on your apron.  

nukuj   {nikʷij}.   Also nukwij.   v. intr., tr. nukuji; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.nokjek).   fold in a sloppy manner; clench; crumble paper; shrug.  

1. Enukwij wōt aeran im ṃōj.   He just shrugged his shoulders. P432  

2. Jab nukuji peba kaṇe.   Don't crumble those papers.  

nukwi   {nikʷiy}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. nukwiik; n. inal. nukwū; v. caus. kanukwi; n. constr. nukwiin.   relatives; family; kin; duty towards ones relatives.  

1. Bōtab ke ej bar ememej ke kōrā eo ri-turun ḷein erro ej nukwiik doon, ebar kajoorḷọk atin.   However he remembered that the man’s wife was his relative, and he became bolder. P24  

2. Ejeḷā nukwi.   He knows how to be a proper relative.  

3. Ejjeḷọk nukū eoon ānin.   I don't have any relatives on this islet.  

4. Jān iien eo im wōnṃaan ḷọk, āinwōt emej nukun.   From then on, he looked like a member of his family had died. P880  

nuuj   {niwij}.   From Engl.   v. intr., tr. nuuji; n. inal. nuujū; n. pers. ri-nuuj.   news.  

1. Eṃōj nuuji eok.   You are in the news.  

nuujpeba   {niwijpẹybah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kanuujpeba; n. constr. nuujpebain.   newspaper.  

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