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sa-   verb. pref. a negative prefix meaning not, in-, or un-. pwung correct, sapwung incorrect.

sah   n. jar, crock. [Eng.]

saih   vt. to paddle to. Weren sei ko saih ni pahinaho The racing canoes paddled toward the barrier reef. sei₁, vi.

sahi   n. fleet of canoes; trip by sea, ocean voyage.

saik₁   vt. to catch, as fish.

saik₂, also kaik.   neg. not yet. E saik pahn pwurodo. He hasn't yet returned.

saikan, also seikan.   adj. successful, in fishing or hunting.

saike, also sangke.   1. n. a game, rock-paper-scissors. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap. janken]

saikinte, also kaikinte.   neg. not yet.

saim   vt. to sharpen to a point. seisei₁, vi.

sain   1. vi., vt. to sign. 2. n. signature, poster, sign, notice. [Eng.]

saingo   n. the final activity in a competition. [Jap. saigo]

saip   n. sardine.

saipwerek   adj. untidy, slovenly. Ohlo me saipwerek. That man is untidy.

sair   vt. to come in contact with, to touch, to touch upon.

sairair   adj. ignorant.

saireiranki   vi. to be uninformed.

saireng   n. siren, as on a police car or ambulance. [Jap.< Eng.]

sais   1. n. size, as of clothing. 2. vi. to be the right size. [Eng.]

saida   n. soda, soft drink. [Jap. saidā < Eng. cider]

Sahu   n. lord, ruler; an independent form of the word sau- that occurs in Saudeleur.

sahu nett   n. a yam cultivar.

Sahu Deleur, also Saudeleur.   n. title of the rulers of Pohnpei who belonged to the Dipwilap clan and who ruled the island, except for the Palikir region, for a period of approximately 500 years prior to the invasion of Isokelekel.

sauk, also rauk.   vi. to fall down, of standing objects.

Saumw   n. highest title in the Salapwuk section of Kitti; formerly a priestly title, with prestige equal to that of the title of Nahnmwarki.

Saumwenleng, also Soumwenleng.   n. the title of the high priest of Salapwuk who headed the Pwonginsapw rituals and ceremonies.

saun   vt. to make a fire. Saunehng ain kisinieio. Add wood to the fire.

saunehng   vt. to ignite, to add wood to a fire; to speed up, to make go faster, as an engine. E saunehng ahin uhmwo. He started a fire in the earth oven. Saunehng ain kisinieio. Add wood to the fire.

saunda   vt. to light a fire.

saunmenimen   n. a chaotic uhmw area; an area for making an uhmw that includes individuals who do not belong, some of whom might take food not rightfully theirs.

saunda   vt. to light a fire.

sahused   n. fish sp., a sp. of shark.

saud awak   n. a yam cultivar.

Saud Karolaina, also Karolaina Palieir.   n3s. South Carolina. [Eng.]

Saud Dakohda, also Dakohda Palieir.   n. South Dakota. [Eng.]

Saudel   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Saudeleur, also Sahu Deleur.   n. title of the rulers of Pohnpei who belonged to the Dipwilap clan and who ruled the island, except for the Palikir region, for a period of approximately 500 years prior to the invasion of Isokelekel.

Saudemwohi   n. the last Saudeleur, deposed by Isokelekel.

saut   1. adj. disgusting because of filthy or unsanitary conditions. 2. n. filth.

sautiki   vt. to disdain; to hate; to dislike.

sauwas   1. vi. to help, to assist, to aid. 2. n. help, assistance, aid. seuwese, vt.

sak₁   meing. vi. to eat. sakan₁, vt. cf. mwenge.

sak₂   polite. vi. to evacuate one's bowels, to have a bowel movement.

sahk₁   meing. n. food.

sakau, also soakoa₂.   1. n. kava, Piper methysticum, a cultural keystone sp.; any intoxicating beverage. 2. vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. [Pol. te kawa]

sakaula, also sakau.     vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. I sakaula aio. I got drunk yesterday.

sakau en ahmwadang, also sekewen ahmwadang.   n. the first kava plant presented to the Nahnmwarki at a feast site to begin the feast.

sakau en uremei, also sekewen uremei.   n. a kava plant used to dedicate a new kava stone.

sakau en kapwarsou, also sekewen kapwarsou.   1. meing. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki for breakfast. 2. vi. to prepare kava for the Nahnmwarki at the time of breakfast.

sakau en kadawahl, also sekewen kadawahl.   rare. n. a kava plant collected from a feast, held for the purpose of awarding a new title, by the recipient of the title, which is then taken to the Nahnmwarki responsible for the awarding of the title, but who is unable to be present at the feast.

sakau en kehmwakele, also sekewen kehmwakele.   meing. n. a kava plant used when asking to marry a daughter or a female relative who resides with a Nahnmwarki. cf. sakau.

sakau en kesoumwoal, also sekewen kesoumwoal.   n. a kava plant presented to force the Nahnmwarki or the Nahnken to stop whatever he is doing and to follow the presenter to a different location to deal with a problem or an emergency.

sakau en nansapw   n. lowland kava.

sakau en nanwel   n. upland kava.

sakau en pahdak, also sekewen pahdak.   meing. n. the first kava plant presented to the Nahnmwarki upon arrival at a feast site to start the feast; another name for sakau en ahmwadang. Patohwando sakau en pahdak. Bring in the kava plant to start the feast.

sakau en pekpwopwoud, also sekewen pekpwopwoud.   n. kava plant used in the ceremony of asking for a girl's hand in marriage.

sakau en pwahda , also sekewen pwahda.   meing. n. a kava plant used when requesting information about legends, historical events, etc.; the second of three kava plants presented to the family of a woman by the family of a man when asking for her hand in marriage.

sakau en tomw, also sekewen tomw.   meing. n. a kava plant used for conflict resolution or asking forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.

sakau kepeik   n. a kava plant, requiring just one person to carry it.

sakau lohpwu   n. a kava plant, large enough that it requires being carried on a lohpwu.

sakau pahs   n. a kava plant, large enough that it requires being carried on a pahs₁.

sakau ro   n. a kava plant, requiring two persons to carry it.

sakaula, also sakau.   vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. I sakaula aio. I got drunk yesterday. cf. luhmwuhmwla.

sakan₁   meing. vt. to eat. cf. kang.

sakan₂   n. medicinal plant.

sakana   n. fish sp. [Jap. sakana]

sakanakan   adj. bad.

sakando   n. second base, in baseball. [Jap. sekando < Eng.]

sakar   n. seashore, beach, land near the ocean, landing place for canoes or boats.

sakar misik, also sekeren misik.   1. meing. n. excuse, pardon. 2. vi. to excuse, to pardon.

sakarahl   meing. vi. to greet the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken when passing by.

sakarada   1. vi. to request permission to leave; to confess; to announce: to make a statement. 2. n. announcement. 3. humiliative. vi. to give a speech. cf. kapahrek.

sakaradahn eimwolu   n. eulogy .

sakaradahn kaping   n. a speech giving thanks.

sakaradahn kaweid   n. a speech to give or seek advice.

sakaradahn keipweni   n. a speech asking that the Nahnmwarki be blessed by the Enihlap.

sakaradahn koasoamw   n. a welcoming speech.

sakaradahn misik   n. a speech of apology.

sakaradahn pekmahk   n. a speech of apology.

sakaradahn peksawas   n. a speech requesting help.

sakaradahn tomw   n. a speech asking for forgiveness.

sakaradahn wahu   n. a speech asking that the Nahnken and lower title holders be blessed.

sahkas   1. n. circus. 2. vi. to walk on a tightrope. [Eng.]

sake₁   vi. to be tilted.

sake₂   n. Japanese rice wine. [Jap. sake]

sakenei   meing. n. a food dish that is a favorite of a soupeidi.

saki   1. n. jack, as an automobile jack. 2. vi. to jack. [Jap. jakki < Eng.] sakih, vt.

sakih   vt. see saki.

sahkih   meing. vt. to see. cf. kilang.

sakier   n. bird sp., great crested tern, Sterna bergii.

sakiri, also sekiri.   n3s. in back or at the rear of a person.

sakon, also soakon.   adj. self-centered, demanding; of children, spoiled; of an infant, always crying. soakone, vt.

Sakonwei   n. a Saudeleur known for his exceptional cruelty.

sakot   1. n. breadfruit disease. 2. vi. of breadfruit, to have this disease.

sakura   n. a card game. [Jap. sakura]

sakramendo   n. sacrament. [Spa. scramento]

sakrisidia   n. sacristy, a room in a church where a priest prepares for a service and where vestments and other things used in worshop are kept. [Spa. sacristía]

sal   vt. to gather rope, to haul in a line.

sahl   n. rope, cord, line, string.

salamalam   1. adj. thoughtless, insensitive, unconcerned about imposing on others. 2. n. thoughtlessness, insensitivity.

salahng-   vi. to sway. E salahngseli pwe e sekewen wai. He's swaying around because he is drunk.

Salapwuk   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

salad   n. salad. [Eng.]

salada   vi. to be exposed; of commoners, to be seated facing the main platform in a nahs.

Saladak   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

saladahn enihlap   n. the central post in a nahs located at the edge of the central platform.

salekelek   adj. dynamic, energetic.

salelepek   adj. unreliable, inept, incompetent.

saleng   n. (3sg. salenge) ear. cf. [meing] aipenleng.

salehng   vt. to face, of inanimate objects.

saleng en eni   n. mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis.

saleng medek   1. n. earache. 2. vi. to have an earache.

saleng walek   1. n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar. 2. adj. having a distended, pierced earlobe in the style of the Chuukese.

salenge   1. n3s. the angular protrusion on either end of the hull of a Pohnpeian canoe. 2. polite. vt. to hear. 2. Komw salenge lahpo? Did you hear that guy?

salengopon   adj. deaf. cf. [meing] koarongodoh.

saledek   1. adj. free, relieved, unrestrained, licentious. 2. n. freedom, relief.

saledi   vi. of nobles, to be seated facing the commoners.

sali   1. vi. to eat meat or fish. 2. n. the meat or fish part of a meal; any complement to the main course of a meal. selie, vt.

salih   vt. to tie; to jail. sel₁, vi.

sahliel   1. adj. dizzy; mentally ill or retarded. 2. n. dizziness.

saliokda   vt. to suddenly realize.

salidi   vi. to be seated royally, e.g., to be seated directly facing the people.

salihdi   vt. to tie up; to imprison; to detain. selidi, vi.

saloh   adj. nervous.

salomp   n. a medicinal vine in the morning glory family, Merremia peltata.

salong   adj. hard to find.

salongala   1. vi. to go astray; to disappear from sight. 2. adj. oblivious.

salongpene   1. adj. mixed-up. 2. vi. to be mixed-up.

salongpeseng   vi. to get separated in a large crowd or in the forest. Irail salongpeseng nanwel. They got separated in the forest.

saluhp   n. the vine of Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.

sall   adj. angry; fierce. Ohl sall mwo. That is an angry man. Ohlo sallada. That man is angry.

salla   vi. to accidentally expose one's genitals, of either men or women.

sallap   n. a medicinal vine.

sallenohl, also sellenwol.   n. whore, prostitute.

Sallong   n. the name of a piece of land on Temwen Island; the site of the first Protestant mission station in Madolenihmw.

salmasero   adj. able to bear a heavy burden or load. Pwudako me salmasero. The young man is able to bear a heavy load.

salpangapang   vi. to be seated sideways on the main platform in a feasthouse.

sahm₁   n. (3sg. seme) father; any person one's father would call brother.

sahm₂   n. jam, jelly. [Eng.]

sahm kahlap   n. (3sg. seme kahlap) grandfather, spouse's grandfather, father's mother's brother.

samanih   vt. to be expert at, to be knowledgeable about. semen, adj.

samat , also sammat.   interj. Honest to God!

samin   adj. messy, unsanitary, filthy.

saminimin   adj. uncooperative.

saminla   vi. to become messy, unsanitary, filthy.

samurai   n. Japanese warrior. [Jap. samurai]

samusi   n. rice paddle. [Jap. shamoji]

samma   n. fish sp., mackerel pike. [Jap. sanma]

sammat, also samat.   interj. Honest to God!

sammen   vi. to carve a cooked pig from an uhmw during a kamadipw. Ohlo pahn sammen. That man will carve it (the pig).

sammenip   n. fish sp., snowy grouper, a variety of Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.

sampah   n. world, earth.

sampakihda   n. plant sp., Arabian jasmine, Jasminum sambac.

sampang   n. fishing boat, sampan. [Jap. sanpan < Chi.]

sampei   n. any volcanic island off the coast of a main island, especially the offshore islands found on or within the Pohnpei lagoon.

sampion   1. n. champion. 2. vi. to be a champion. [Jap. chanpyon < Eng.]

samw-   vi. to have headed toward or to be on the way. Ohlo samwodohr. The man is heading this way.

samwa₁   num. plus some. Mie nei tala siluh samwa. I have three dollars and some cents. I pwainiki tala rieisek samwa. I bought it for twenty some dollars.

samwa₂   n. a term of affection used by parents with a child.

samwalahr   vi. to depart.

samwein pohn rar   n. fish sp., yellow stripe emperor, Lethrinus ramak.

Samworo, also Soumwaroh.   n. a traditional high priest.

sampwil   n. grated green banana with coconut oil.

sampwo   1. n. mumps. 2. vi. to have the mumps.

sahn   vt. to be unaccustomed to, to be unfamiliar with.

sanapapes   interj. sonofabitch (a milder expletive in Pohnpeian than in English). [Eng.]

sanek₁   n. coil of sennit; day of worship.

saneke₁   vt. to coil (sennit). Sanekehda pwehlo! Coil up the sennit!

saneke₂   meing. vt. to see.

sankilahs   n. sunglasses. [Eng.]

sansal   1. adj. clear, evident, obvious. 2. n. portrait; poster.

sansalada   vi. to become clear; to be exposed or disclosed. Atail luwet sansaladahr. Our weakness has been exposed.

sansalamwahu   1. n. a good appearance or image. 2. vi. to appear to be good.

sansalada   vi. to become clear; to be exposed or disclosed. Atail luwet sansaladahr. Our weakness has been exposed.

sansar₁   vi. to be sliced, to be peeled. sere₁, vt.

sansarada   vi. to be uprooted; to be peeled off; to be wearing off, of a feeling or effect. Sakau pwoat sansarada aio. A %sakau| plant was uprooted yesterday.

sansar₂   vi. to duck, to dodge. sarek₁, vt.

sansarada   vi. to be uprooted; to be peeled off; to be wearing off, of a feeling or effect. Sakau pwoat sansarada aio. A %sakau| plant was uprooted yesterday. sarek₃, vt.

sansing   vi. to strike-out, in baseball. [Jap. sanshin]

sandangdopi   1. n. a game, hop-skip-jump. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap. sandantobi]

sandepehpa   n. sandpaper. [Eng.]

Sandiklohs   n. Santa Claus. [Eng.]

sandisihmwo   n. benediction, blessing. [Spa. Sandisimo : the Holy Sacrament]

Santi   n. Sunday. [Eng.]

Santi sukuhl   1. n. Sunday school, used in the Protestant church. 2. vi. to attend Sunday school. [Eng.]

santuari   n. sanctuary. santuari en mwohmw fish sanctuary. [Eng.]

sanwit   n. sandwich. [Eng.]

-sang   verb. suff. from, in opposition to; -sang occurs as a separate word before locative or temporal phrases. I aluhlahsang ohlo. I walked away from that man.

sahng   archaic. n. a cry or sound produced by an animal.

sangat   adj. lonesome, lonely. cf. [meing] manioaroahr.

sangin   adj. having a large impact, forceful; full of enthusiasm.

sangid   vt. to cry for, to weep for, to moan for. seng, vi.

Sahngoro, also Soahngoro.   1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of U; a Pohnpeian deity and ancestral guardian of the Dipwinwai clan; often equated to Nahnisopahu. 2. vi. to hold the title of Sahngoro.

sangk   vi. to come or go early in the morning; to commute.

sangke, also saike.   1. n. a game, paper-scissors-stone. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap. janken]

sangkemen   vi. to eat breakfast before sunrise, forbidden before fishing.

sangkenei   1. vi. to come or go very early in the morning. 2. adj. very early (with reference to the morning). 1. Re sangkenei. They are early. 1. Re me sangkenei. They are early.

sap₁   vi. to cut into pieces. sepe₁, vt.

sapa₁   adj. inappropriate, bizarre, incongruous, not fitting. E sapa wahnpoaron men en sakaula. It is inappropriate for a minister to be intoxicated.

sapai   adj. unfortunate, unlucky, poor.

sapairair   meing. adj. unfair, partial, inequitable.

sapak   vt. to harvest, of bananas. sapasap₁, sapidi, vi.

sapakaris   adj. sexually unattractive,. cf. [meing] rekeseipwel.

sapal   vi. to walk, implying to a destination a considerable distance away, to hike. cf. [meing] uroamoar, uresed.

sapahl   1. vi. to repeat an activity; to do again. 2. meing. vi. to return.

sapahlsed   n. food that is leftover after returning from fishing; young men are prohibited from eating it, lest it bring bad luck to the fishermen.

sapan   adj. generous, kind. cf. [meing] reseulap.

Sapahn   n. Japan. [Eng.]

sapahrek   adj. unequal, uneven, not flush.

sapasap₁   vi. to be harvested, of bananas; to be cut or sliced up. sapak, vt.

sapasap₂   n. plant spp., Cyperus javanicus or Hypolytrum dissitiflorum.

sape   vt. to carry in one's arms.

sapei   1. n. woman's sitting dance. 2. vi. to perform this dance.

sapeik₁   adj. disobedient.

sapeik₂   adj. to be unable to hold one's breath for a long time under water.

sapekeikei   vi. to sit while propping up one's chin up.

sapeleng   n. sword grass, Miscanthus floridulus, a reed-like grass that is used in the game peisihr.

sapeng   vt. to respond to, to answer. cf. [meing] inginlangih, inginlenge.

saped   n. twins of different sexes. Liseian en saped iei mpwer, ahpw emen pwutak ah emen serepein. A saped pregnancy results in twins, but one is a boy and the other is a girl.

saped sakau   vi. to extend one's arms to God and pray.

sapede   n3s. the area of a palm where the fronds begin to emerge from the trunk.

sahpis   n. service, as in a restaurant. [Jap. sābisu < Eng.]

sapidi   vi. to be harvested, of bananas. sapak, vt.

sapw₁, also sapwen sakau.   vi. of kava, to reach the stage where, depending on the municipality, the fourth or fifth cup is served; of Pohnpeian medicine, to reach the fourth, eighth, twelfth, etc. day of taking it.

sapw₂, also sap₂.   num. hundred million. see sapw₂.

sahpw   n. (3sg. sapwe) land, farmstead, homestead.

sapwakapw   n. newly cultivated land; newly acquired homestead land;.

sapwake   n. hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.

sapwala   vi. to be ended, to be completed. E pahn sapwala kawaluhen rahn. It will be ended on the eighth day. kasapwahla, vt.

sapwalap   n. main island, as opposed to offshore islands.

sapwar   1. 2. n. an unfavorable prediction; a spell to bring about a negative outcome.

sapwasapw   vi. to own land; to homestead; to cultivate land. sapweniki, vt.

sapwasapw en pohnpei   n. land entrusted to the head of the clan, to be made available for the use of clan members. Such lands no longer exist because they have been deeded to individuals.

sapwad   vt. to untie, to untangle. sapwedek, vi.

Sapwawas   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

sapwe   1. poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for land. 2. n3s. depending on the municipality, the fourth or the fifth cup of kava in the kava ceremony; of Pohnpeian medicine, that which is taken on the fourth, eighth, twelfth, etc. day.

sapwehie, also sapwehn sakau.   n. the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.

sapwel   1. n. shovel. 2. vi. to shovel. [Eng.] sapwele, vt.

sapwel louder   n. shovel loader (heavy equipment). [Eng.]

sapwele   vt. to shovel. [sapwel <Eng.] sapwel, vi.

sapwellime   meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifiers ah₁ and nah.

sapwen alemengi   n. a land of borrowing; a phrase used by Pohnpeians to describe their tradition of selective borrowing from other lands and other people.

sapwen ohpis   n. public land. [ohpis <Eng. office]

sapwen keiru   Biblical. n. this world, as opposed to heaven or hell. Sapwen keiru sampah wet. This world is a temporary dwelling place.

sapwen kohwa   n. land occupied by a tenant (as opposed to an owner); land occupied by a homesteader for which legal title has not yet been granted; a tract of land that is entrusted to someone.

sapwen sapahn   n. land, the title to which was issued during the administrative period of Japan.

sapwen sehmen   n. land, the title to which was issued during the administrative period of Germany.

sapwen soupwur   n. heaven or hell, the land from which there is no return.

sapwen sohso   n. inherited land.

sapweniki   vt. to own, of land. sapwasapw, vi.

sapwendipala   meing. vi. to commit homicide.

sapwendipkihla   meing. vt. to kill. cf. kemehla.

Sapwehrek   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

sapwedek   vi. to be untied; to be untangled. sapwad, vt.

Sapwetan   n. a title.

Sapwohn   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

sapwung   1. adj. incorrect, wrong, erroneous. 2. n. mistake, error.

sapwkepeu   n. cold place.

sapwmadekeng   n. dry land.

sapwdeke   n. atoll, any small island.

Sapwtakai, also Sapwatakai.   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti; the stone city built by Lempwei Sapal, also known as Lempwei Sok, after his flight from Nan Madol ; Sapwtakai was the seat of the once independent chiedom of Kepihleng.

sapwtehn   Biblical. n. desert, wilderness.

sapwtehreng   n. a banana cultivar.

sar₁   vi. to peel, of the skin after being sunburned; to fade, as of a color; to bleach out; to let up. see sarasang.

sarasang   vi. to fade away, as of a color or a mental or physical condition. see sar₁. Ahi men meiro sarasang. My sleepiness faded away.

sahr   n. mangrove crab hole.

sara₁, also sarapeseng.   vi. to open one's mouth. kasarah, kasarahih, vt.

sara sike weitahta   n. fish sp., long-jawed squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum, normally found on fringing reefs, patch reefs, barrier reef, and in lagoons.

sarau   n. fish sp., blackfin barracuda, Sphyraena genie.

sarakawe   vi. to lose faith or trust in someone, to experience regret. I sarakawehla ohlo. I lost faith in that man.

saramar   vi. to open a preserved breadfruit pit for the purpose of removing the contents.

sarang   n. (3sg. sarenge) roots of kava or of the wild yam, kehpineir.

sarap   interj. shut up. [Eng.]

Sarapahu   n. one of the two brothers who employed magic to help shape the physical features of Pohnpei; the other is Mwohnmwur.

sarar   n. insinuation.

sarahra   adj. disfavored; forsaken; unsympathetic.

sarasang   vi. to fade away, as of a color or a mental or physical condition. Ahi men meiro sarasang. My sleepiness faded away. see sar₁.

saraser   adj. rough, not smooth. Pohn dinapwen me saraser. The surface of that board is rough.

sarasi   n. bleach. [Jap. sarashi]

sarasko   n. bleach, especially powdered bleach. [Jap. sarashiko]

sarada₁   vi. to raise one's head. cf. [meing] mahlengda.

sarada₂   vi. to cease, resulting in a return to normalcy.

sarawi₁   1. adj. sacred, holy. 2. n. religious service; magic; taboo. 3. vi. to attend church, to conduct a religious service, to worship. 1. Pohnpei sahpw sarawi. Pohnpei is a sacred land. 3. Peneineio sarawi rahn wet. The family went to church today.

Sarawi Laud   n. main service in a Christian church.

Sarawihn Esil   n. a mid-week church service, in the protestant church.

Sarawihn Iasada   n. Easter.

Sarawihn Iukenpwont, also Sarawihn Kahula.   n. a church service for members of the Iukenpwont. [iukenpwont <Ger. jugend bund]

Sarawihn Kahula, also Sarawihn Iukenpwont.   n. a church service for members of the Iukenpwont.

Sarawihn Padahk   n. a church service performed by a deacon, rather than a priest.

Sarawihn Tomw   n. a church service modeled after the traditional Pohnpeian practice of tohmw, in which members of a community come together to seek reconciliation and forgiveness from others, conducted at Christmas and Easter.

Sarawihn Wai   n. English service, in the Catholic church.

sarawihpe   n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.

sarek₁   vt. to duck, to dodge. sansar₂, vi.

sarek₂   vt. to relieve another of his burden.

sarek₃, also sarekada.   vt. to uproot, to peel, to pry. sansarada, vi.

sarekarek   adj. easily sunburned. Mehn waii me sarekarek sang mehn Pohnpei. White foreigners are more easily sunburned than Pohnpeians.

sarekada   vt. see sarek₃.

sarekeleng   meing. vi. to trim, of one's fingernails or toenails. cf. sarkik.

sarep, also sarip.   vt. to root₁, while looking for something; to search by unearthing.

saretep   vi. to be uprooted. Niho saretepida. The coconut palm was uprooted.

saroh   1. n. shame, embarrasment, humiliation. 2. adj. ashamed.

sarongorong   adj. pig-headed, refusing to accept advice or follow instructions, stubborn.

sarohdi   vi. to be embarrassed or humiliated.

saruwaru, also sarwaru.   1. adj. eccentric, erratic. 2. vi. to be wandering around aimlessly. 1. Ohlo mwomen saruwaru. That man looks eccentric.

sarkik   vi. to trim, of one's fingernails or toenails. cf. [meing] sarpweipwei.

sarmada   1. n. underwear. 2. vi. to wear underwear. [Jap. sarumata]

sarpahnsakau   vi. to thin a thicket of kava by removing the smaller plants which are then customarily taken to the section chief.

sarpweipwei   meing. vi. to trim, of one's toenails or fingernails. cf. sarkik.

sarduhwa   n. turtle sp., leatherback, Scomberoides lysan.

sarwel   n. a treatment given to people made ill by a sounwinahni .

sas₁   vi. to stagger.

sas₂   adj. confused, said of one who misidentifies his possessions.

sasairiki   vt. to be unaware of; to be uninformed about.

sasimi   1. n. a dish of raw fish or raw meat of any kind. 2. vi. to eat raw fish or raw meat of any kind. [Jap. sashimi]

sadak   n. tree sp., Elaeocarpus carolinensis, used for making canoe hulls and highly valued for lumber.

sahdo   n. third base, in baseball. [Jap. sādo < Eng.]

Satokawai   n. the name of the man who committed a legendary transgression that prompted the Saudeleur to issue an ultimatum to require Lepen Moar to secure the feather of Derepeiso.

sawa₁   n. taro sp., variously called dryland taro, true taro, sweet taro, or common taro in English, Colocasia esculenta, the generic term for any of a number of cultivars of this species.

sawa₂   vi. to be broken, of anything containing liquid, granular objects, or gas; to break, of waves; to rapidly change for the worse, of the weather or emotions.

sawaidenleng   meing. n. herbal medicine. cf. wini.

sawahn awai   n. taro sp., from Hawaii, variously called Hawaiian taro, Honolulu taro, American taro, New World taro, sweet taro, and cocoyam in English, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, classified by Pohnpeians as a type of sawa₁, native to South America and believed to have been brought to Pohnpei during the Japanese administration.

sawahn kusai   n. a Colocasia taro cultivar, said to be from Kosrae.

sawahn mwahng   n. a Colocasia taro cultivar.

sawang   n. soup bowl. [Jap. chawan]

Sahwarlap   n. a waterfall in Kitti. Sahwarlap kohsang ni eden aramas. Sahwarlap was named after a person.

Sahwartik   n. a waterfall in Kitti. Sahwartik kohsang ni eden aramas emen. Sahwartik was named after a person.

sawi₂   n. fish sp., grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus melanoleucus, or Plectropomus truncates.

sawi pwiliet   n. fish sp., whitemargin lyretail grouper, Variola albimarginata.

se₁   subj. pron. we, exclusive.

se₂   n. sandy place inside the barrier reef.

se₃   vi. to shout in a falsetto voice, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight.

sei₁   vi. to paddle. saih, vt. cf. [meing] oaresed.

sei₂   n. fish sp., porcupine fish.

sei₃   n. soursop, Annona muricata.

sei-   vi. to collect anything from the sea. I seiwerer. I do sea cucumber collecting. I seipahsu. I do clam collecting. I seiloangon. I do sea cucumber collecting. I seimenihke. I do sea shell collecting.

seikihs   vi. to fish for octopus.

seilipwei   vi. to gather lipwei, a species of clam.

seiloangon   vi. to gather loangon, a species of sea cucumber.

seimenihke   vi. to gather any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.

seipahsu   vi. to gather pahsu₁, a species of clam.

seikan, also saikan.   adj. successful, in fishing or hunting. Laid seikan arailo. Their fishing trip was a successful one. Re seikan. They were successful.

seikihs   vi. to fish for octopus.

seilipwei   vi. to gather lipwei, a species of clam.

seiloak   1. vi. to go on a trip, to travel. 2. meing. n. trip, journey, travel. cf. kapwaireleng.

seiloakoaloak   vi. to troll for fish while paddling. [Mok. jeilokolok : to fish by trailing a hook]

seiloangon   vi. to gather loangon, a species of sea cucumber.

seimad   vi. to cut hair very short.

seimek   adj. fast, in walking.

seimenihke   vi. to gather any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.

seimwoak   meing. vi. to sleep.

sein, also sihn₃.   n. chain. [Eng.]

Seinwar   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti and Nett.

seip, also sehp₁.   n. food cabinet, safe. [Eng.]

seipak   meing. vi. to sneeze.

Seipahn   n. Saipan.

seipahsu   vi. to gather pahsu₁, a species of clam.

seipeng   vi. neut. to cover picked, green bananas to hurry their ripening.

seiping akaund   n. savings account. [Eng.]

seipwok   1. n. breadfruit or grated banana cooked with coconut milk. 2. vi. to cook breadfruit or grated banana with coconut milk.

seirek   meing. vi. to laugh. cf. kouruhr.

seiren   vi. to do something reluctantly or against one's will. I seirenieng arail kamadipwo. I participated in their feast reluctantly.

seiren wai, also seirin wai.   n. tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.

seirin pohnpei   n. tree sp., Fagraea sair, having fragrant flowers.

seirin wai, also seiren wai.   n. tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.

seisei₁   vi. to be sharpened to a point. saim, vt.

seisei₂   1. vi. to be given a haircut. 2. n. a haircut. sehk₁, vt.

seidi   meing. vi. to sleep; to spend the night at. Mwohnsapw seidier. Mwohnsapw went to sleep.

seu, also sou₉.   n. hump, pile.

sehu   n. sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum.

seualahl   n. a sugar cane cultivar.

seuahlek   n. a sugar cane cultivar, resembling the reed species called ahlek.

seuepwel, also soepwel.   1. adj. irresponsible, negligent, careless. 2. n. irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.

seuitar, also sohitar.   1. n. deficiency, insufficiency. 2. adj. deficient, insufficient. 2. Komw kupwure aht tungoal kanengen uhmw seuitar. Bear with us for our deficent food contribution.

seukautih, also soukautih.   adj. unconcerned, carefree.

seulepeu, also soulopou.   adj. bold, dauntless. Ke nohn seulepeu. You are too bold.

seulikih, also sohlikih.   vt. to distrust. I seulikih pwutako. I do not trust the boy.

seulikilik, also soulikilik.   1. adj. untrustworthy; unreliable. 2. n. untrustworthiness; unreliablility.

seumahk, also soumahk₂.   1. adj. inexorable, relentless. 2. n. relentlessness.

seun nukini, also seutoal.   n. a sugar cane cultivar. [nukini <Eng. New Guinea]

seun nta, also seuweita.   n. a sugar cane cultivar.

seun palau   n. a sugar cane cultivar, from Palau.

seun wai   n. a sugar cane cultivar.

seuneir   n. a sugar cane cultivar.

seuper, also souper.   adj. fearless.

seupwet   n. a sugar cane cultivar.

seuseu   n. (3sg. seusewi) smaller auxiliary tubers of a yam plant.

seutoal, also seun nukini.   n. a sugar cane cultivar.

seuwese   vt. to help, to assist, to aid. sauwas, vi.

sek₁   vi. to ring, to collide. seker, vt.

sehk₁   vt. to cut, to give a haircut. seisei₂, vi.

sehk₂   n. jack, in cards. [Eng.]

sekeh, also sekehn.   adv. not easily.

sekekeir   adj. slow growing, slow in advancing in a hierarchy, as through the traditional title system.

sekehkun   adj. inextinguishable, unquenching. Einiak me sekehkun. A fire of mangrove wood is inextinguishable.

seken₁   n. mangrove sp.

seken₂   n. second, as a unit of time; second, in a sequence. [Eng.]

sekehn, also sekeh.   adv. not easily. Mahr sekehn ohla. Preserved breadfruit doesn't easily spoil.

sekeniken   adj. least favorite.

sekenpwoud   meing. vi. to ask for forgiveness in the absence of a mediator.

seker   vt. to strike or hit something that makes noise; to ring, as a bell. I men seker. I want to ring (used to excuse oneself before passing gas). sek₁, vi.

Sekere   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

sekere₂   adv. maybe, perhaps. I pahn sekere laid lakapw. I might go fishing tomorrow.

sekerehki   meing. vt. to inform. Wasahi sekerehkiher Mwohnsapw. Wasahi already informed his highness.

Sekeren   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

sekerewih   vt. to waste resources.

sekesekere   vt. to be most likely to be.

seked   1. n. checkers. 2. vi. to play checkers. [Eng.]

sekehtok, also sekehtuk.   adj. unceasing, everlasting; infinite. Pungin iloken ni pahina sekehtuk. The breaking of the surfs is unceasing.

sekewe   vt. to offer kava to someone.

sekewen ahmwadang, also sakau en ahmwadang.   meing. n. the first kava plant presented to the Nahnmwarki at a feast site to begin the feast. Patohwando sekewen ahmwadang. Bring the kava for initiating the feast activity. see sekewen pahdak.

sekewen uremei, also sakau en uremei.   meing. n. kava plant used to dedicate a new kava stone.

sekewen kapwarsou, also sakau en kapwarsou.   1. meing. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki for breakfast. 2. vi. to prepare kava for the Nahnmwarki at the time of breakfast. 1. I pahn onopada atail sekewen kapwarsou. I will have our kava plant ready for breakfast. 2. Kitail pahn sekewen kapwarsou nimensehngie. We will perform our breakfast kava ritual early in the morning.

sekewen pwahda, also sakau en pwahda.   meing. n. a kava plant used when requesting information about legends, historical events, etc.; the second of three kava plants presented to the family of a woman by the family of a man when asking for her hand in marriage.

sekewen tomw, also sakau en tomw.   n. name of the kava plant used for conflict resolution, asking forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.

seking akaund   n. checking account. [Eng.]

sekiri, also sakiri.   n3s. in back or at the rear of a person.

sekid   1. n. jacket. 2. vi. to wear a jacket. [Eng.] sekidih, vt.

sekid en kapwat, also sekid welpeseng.     n. suit coat.   vi. to wear a suit coat.

sekid en keteu   n. raincoat.   vi. to wear a raincoat.

sekid en pap   n. life jacket.   vi. to wear life jacket.

sekid welpeseng   n. suit coat.   vi. to wear a suit coat.

sekidih   vt. to wear a jacket. E sekidih ah sekid kapwo. He's wearing his new jacket.

sekihda   n. form, for the pouring of concrete. [Jap. ?]

sekidih   vt. to wear a jacket. E sekidih ah sekid kapwo. He's wearing his new jacket. [sekid <Eng.] sekid, vi.

sekpene   1. vi. to collide, of two objects; to come into conflict. 2. n. conflict, confrontation. 1. Ira sekpene pwe emente kose me ih me pwung. They came into conflict because each assumed he was right.

sekpwuk   n. checkbook. [Eng.]

sekteri   n. secretary. [Eng.]

sel₁   vi. to be tied. salih, vt.

selidi   vi. to be imprisoned; to be shutdown as a consequence of being in violation of the law; to be tied up.

sella   vi. to be exiled, to be sent away to prison.

sel₂   num. cl. used in counting rope or sennit. kisin pwehl pahsel four balls of sennit.

sel-   vt. to exile to. Mehn Sokehs ko sella Palau nan mwein Sehmeno. The people of Sokehs were exiled to Palau during the German colonial period.

sehla   n. sailor, seaman. [Eng.]

sele   n. chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis. [Eng. chili]

selel   slang. interj. a shortened form of kaselel.

-seli   verb. suff. here and there, without definite direction; about. tang run, tangseli run here and there; mwemweit visit, mwemweitseli visit here and there.

selie   vt. to eat something in combination with something else. sali, vi.

seliepda   meing. vi. to be tied to a beam. Pekinleng kin seliepda ni kehnlangiso. The pekinleng is usually tied to the kehnlangiso.

selioll   n. vine of the ioll plant.

selikihr   meing. n. distress.

selime   n. a person whose spouse dies and who then marries another who also dies.

selin isek   n. string or rope for a water container.

selin mour   n. (3sg. selin moure) major blood vessel.

selin nta   n. (3sg. selin ntah) blood vessel.

selin peleng   n. a line used to hang things, such as clothing, fish, etc.

selin peleng likou   n. a line used to hang clothing.

selipat   n. wound, scar.

selihr   meing. n3s. navel, belly button. cf. pwuhs₁.

selidi   vi. to be imprisoned; to be shutdown as a consequence of being in violation of the law; to be tied up. salihdi, vt.

selit   n. anxiety, distress, worry; restlessness.

selitilit   adj. restless while trying to go to sleep.

selomp   n. vine of the omp plant.

sella   vi. to be exiled, to be sent away to prison.

sellap   n. vine sp., Luffa cylindrica.

sellenwol, also sallenohl.   n. whore, prostitute.

selmete   n. cable. [mete <Eng. metal]

selpat   n. noticeable scar.

selpatala   vi. to become a noticeable, of a scar.

sehlpwohn   n. cell phone. [Eng.]

semanokonok   adj. absent-minded, forgetful.

semen   1. adj. expert. 2. n. an expert; wisdom, knowledge. 1. Ohlo inenen semen nan tiahk en sahpw. That man is an expert in our culture. 2. E pahn kapwil ah semen ong nah seri kan. He will impart his wisdom to his children. samani, vt.

Sehmen   n. Germany.

Semen Pwei Lapalap   n. a brother of Semen Pwei Tikitik.

Semen Pwei Tikitik   n. ayoung man who fled Pohnpei because of the greed and oppression of the Saudeleur; upon returning, he killed the reigning Saudeleur.

semihs, also simihs.   1. n. slip, chemise. 2. vi. to wear a slip or chemise. [Eng.]

sempoak   adj. unloving, heartless.

Semwei   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

semwek, also semwak.   1. adj. of breadfruit, rotten or overripe. 2. n. a breadfruit disease.

semwekla   vi. to become rotten or overripe, said of breadfruit.

semwehmwe   adj. poor.

semwene   adv. hardly. Ohlo song semwene. The man hardly tried it.

semwepaur   adj. extremely poor, poverty-stricken, having nothing.

sehmwida   n. tree sp., pride of Barbados, Caesalpinia pulcherrima.

semwit   n. a piece of burning wood. Pwutako mwasikala sang ni lepin semwit en uhmwo. The boy got burned by a piece of burning wood from the earth oven.

sempwe   vi. to turn or point into the wind when sailing, to turn or point a canoe toward the outrigger side when sailing (the outrigger is always kept on the windward side of the canoe).

seneke   meing. vt. to see.

Senipehn   n. a formerly autonomous area located in central Madolenihmw governed by Lepenmoar.

sehnkun   n. breadfruit paste made of meikole, commonly made on the atolls. Sehnkun wia kepinwar en seiloak reirei. Sehnkun is used as food for long sea voyages.

sens, also sent.   n. cent, money. [Eng.]

sensen   1. n. skin disease caused by a fungus, causing white spots on the skin. 2. vi. to have this disease. 3. adj. moldy or old tasting.

senser₁   vi. to root₁, while looking for something; to scratch, as of a chicken. sarip, vt.

senser₂   vi. to weave reeds or cane, as for a fish trap.

senserek   n. fish spp., Zanclidae, Moorish idols, normally found in the lagoon and on reefs.

senseren uhmw   n. the first layer of leaves used to cover an uhmw.

sensuh   n. player, athlete. [Jap. senshu]

send   n. appendage, finger, toe.

senda   1. n. center field, in baseball. 2. vi. to play center field. [Jap. sentā < Eng.]

sendens   n. sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens adperip   n. sentence adverb. [Eng.]

sendens iei me mie   n. affirmative sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens idihd   n. focused sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens oulap   n. basic sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens kalelapak   n. interrogative sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens kahmahm   n. negative sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens mwekid   n. verbal sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens peiiai   n. equational sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens pilipil   n. thematic sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendens pous   n. compound sentence. [sendens <Eng.]

sendilepe   n. thumb or big toe. cf. [meing] lepelepe, luhke.

sendimesemese, also senditamwetamwe.   n. index finger.

sendin neh   n3s. toe.

sendin peh   n3s. finger.

senditahmwele, also tahmwele.   n3s. ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger.

senditamwetamwe   n3s. index finger. see senditemwe.

senditemwe, also tamwetamwe.   n. (3sg. senditamwatamwe) index finger.

senditik, also senditikitik.   n. (3sg. senditiki) small or baby finger, the pinky. cf. [meing] tikilehtik.

senditikitik   n3s. see senditik.

senditihmwele, also tihmwele.   n3s. forefinger, also called the index finger.

sendohki   n. fighter plane₁. [Jap. sentōki]

sent, also sens.   n. cent, money. [Eng.]

sent mwaramwer, also sens mwaramwer.   n. change, of money; coin. [sent <Eng.]

senturi   n. century. [Eng.]

Senweri   n. January. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Daliaram.

seng   vi. to cry, to weep, to moan. sangid, vt. cf. [meing] udamwer.

sehng   vt. to go look for someone or something whose presence is expected.

sengeu   adj. lusty.

sengeurahra, also sengeuraran.   adj. excessively lusty.

sengeuraran, also sengeurahra.   adj. excessively lusty.

sengel   vi. to sigh, to breathe.

sengiloal   1. vi. to be emotionally afflicted. 2. n. (3sg. sengiloale) emotional affliction. 1. Sohte me kin ese sengiloalei. No one know my emotional affliction.

sengiseng   n. fish sp., common slipmouth, Leiognathus equulus.

sengisengenmwoalu   n. the steam that comes from burning undried firewood.

sehp₂   vi. to be safe, in baseball. [Eng.]

sepe₁   n3s. cheek.

sepe₂   vt. to cut into pieces. sap₁, vi.

sepeimwekid   adj. quiet, not talkative, passive in a confrontation; unmoved.

sepehl   adj. unstable, as of a canoe.

sepehlda   vi. to capsize or turn over, of any vehicle.

seper   n. zipper. [Eng.]

seperih   vt. to zip. [seper <Eng.]

sepit   meing. vi. to wait. Komw sepit. You wait. Komw sepit. Wait. cf. awih.

sepitipit   adj. unhurried, slow at an activity.

Sepduakesima   n. Septuagesima, the name for the ninth Sunday before Easter, the third before Ash Wednesday, celebrated in the Catholic church. [Lat. septuagesima]

Septempe, also Septemper.   n. September. [Eng.]

Septemper   n. see Septempe.

sepwelmas   adj. thoughtless, hairbrained.

sepwere   vt. to put under a spell; to charm; to predict the outcome of an ongoing activity, believed to bring bad luck.

sepwikin, also ohd, wehd.   n. taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.

Sepwikini, also Sapwikini.   n. the leader and discoverer who organized the voyage that resulted in the discovery of Pohnpei and who initiated the construction of the first settlements.

sepwiliras   interj. an expression used to claim food dropped by another.

sehpwong   1. n. a type of net fishing, done at night. 2. vi. to do this type of net fishing.

sepwurek   vi. to tear easily, to wear out easily, of clothing.

ser₁, also sehr₁.   vi. to walk with a source of light. sere₂, vt.

ser₂   vi. to run aground.

ser₃   interj. an exclamation used to attract the attention of two or more people.

sehr₁   n. a portable light source, as a torch or flashlight.

sehr₂   n. chair, seat. [Eng.]

sehr₃   n. share, as of stock. [Eng.]

ser pahdil   n. palm frond torch.

serala   vi. to happen to.

serapim   Biblical. n. seraphim. [Eng.]

sere₁   vt. to slice, to peel with an instrument. sansar₁, vi.

sere₂   vt. to provide a source of light for. ser₁, vi.

sehre   vt. to bring along.

Serein   n. a traditional title in Nett. Serein pwoula. Serein passed away.

sereu   slang. n. guy or gal.

serek   1. vi. to sail. 2. n. a sail.

serekeileng   adj. rude, discourteous.

sereki   vt. to yank, to snatch, to jerk. peserek, vi.

serepein   n. girl;queen, in playing cards.

serere   vt. to hint about something; to employ irony, to insinuate, to make indirect allusion to.

sered   vt. to attach fibers to the girdle of a grass skirt; to tie together; to weave into rope-like handle.

serehd   n. bird sp., Pohnpei lory, Trichoglossus rubiginosus, the state bird of Pohnpei.

seri   n. child.

serihnei   n. favorite child; a title.

Serihso₁   n. child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, title holders in the Nahnken line.

seri ohl   n. a male child.

seri nenek   n. child born out of wedlock.

seri pwelel   n. infant.

seri soupeidi   n. child that is a member of a royal clan.

serierlap   meing. n. advice.

serihn loangen madeu   n. stepson, son by marriage.

serihn luskepeh   n. child born to a woman who conceived the child before getting married to a different man.

serihn masodo   n. child conceived in a adulterous relationship.

serihn peidiar   n. stepchild.

serihnei   n. favorite child; a title.

seringiring   adj. almost ripe, ready to harvest.

Serihso₁   meing. n. child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, title holders in the Nahnken line. cf. ipwihpw.

serihso₂, also ahmw₂.   n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.

serida   1. n. feast given at the time the construction of a feasthouse is initiated. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

seridi   vi. to be buried. saripidi, vt.

sero   num. zero. [Eng.]

serohk   vi. to clear one's throat.

sehrodok   n. any object left in the open that can be used as weapon. Dehr kihdi naip likin ihmw pwe pahn wia sehrodok. Never leave a machete out in the open because it can be used as a weapon. Naip kak wia sehrodok ma e mihmiseli likin ihmw A machete can be used as a weapon if it is left outside.

sehrmen   n. chairmen, chairperson. [Eng.]

serpweledi, also serpweldi.   vi. to be buried in the ground, to be fully covered with earth. Aramas oko serpweledi pahn engko. The people were buried by the landslide. serpwelihedi

serpwelihedi   vt. to fully cover with dirt. E serpwelihedi ah kihd ko. He covered his garbage with dirt. serpweledi, vi.

serpweldi, also serpweledi.   vi. to be buried in the ground, to be fully covered with earth. Ahi akmeteho serpweldi ngehi sehsehla. My iron digging bar was buried so I didn't know where to find it.

serpwoatol   n. bottle lamp, made with a wick in a bottle of kerosene.

sehse   vi. to not know.

sed   vi. to place the rotten stem of ohd or sea water in breadfruit in order to make it soft. sedih, vt.

sehd   n. ocean, sea.

Sehdan   n. Satan, devil. [Eng.]

sedei   n. a type of garland worn by the nobility.

seder   n. a person who goes to a feast without anything to contribute.

sedih   vt. see sed.

seding   n. setting, the time, place, and circumstances in which something occurs or develops. [Eng.]

sehdokon   adj. careless about where one defecates.

sedru   meing. n. a pipe (for smoking). cf. paip₃.

sedruhru   meing. n. a rod for cleaning a pipe (for smoking).

set   interj. Shit!, a mild explicative in Pohnpeian. Oh set! Oh shit! [Eng.]

seht   1. n. shirt. 2. vi. to wear a shirt. [Eng.] sehtih, vt.

sehtih   vt. [seht <Eng.] see seht.

setik   adj. quick, in performing an action.

sewenmwomw   1. n. an exchange of agricultural products for fish. 2. vi. to exchange agricultural products for fish.

sewi, also sowi.   n. conch shell, conch shell trumpet.

sih   n. name of the letter s, the seventeenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /s/, an alveolar fricative, often somewhat palatalized.

Sih Ih   1. n. member of the Christian Endeavor (CE) movement in the Protestant church. 2. vi. to be a Christian Endeavor member. [Eng. CE]

siai   1. n. contest, competition. 2. vi. to engage in a contest.

siai en padok kehp   1. n. yam raising competition. 2. vi. to engage in a yam raising competition.

siar   vi. to sizzle, to crackle.

siemen   1. n. a kind of magic, used to destroy agricultural products. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.

siepil   1. n. a kind of magic, performed upstream from a bather which results in blindness. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.

sioahk   n. bird sp., Micronesian starling, Aplonis opaca ponapensis.

sik   vi. to bounce, to skip.

sik-   vi. to protrude; to surpass a previous performance or behavior. Meteho sikilahsang dinapwo. The nail protruded from the board. Ma ke likawih likowen, ke pahn siksang mahs. If you wear that clothing, you will surpass (your appearance) in the past.

sihk₁   n. bird sp., white tailed tropic bird, Phaethon lepturus.

sihk₂   n. penis of an infant.

sika   n. cigarette, cigar. [Eng.]

sihka, also suika.   n. watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris. [Jap. suika]

sikaliwi   n. the liquid gathered from the coconut flower, sometimes used to make molasses or fermented to make an intoxicating beverage.

sikamwerada   meing. vi. to wash one's hands.

sikarer, also arer.   1. vi. to spray or blow inside, of windblown rain. 2. n. windblown rain.

sikasik   adj. bouncy.

sike   n3s. top and bottom fins of a fish.

sikel   vi. to tiptoe; to limp.

siken   vt. to push. pisiken, vi.

sikeng   1. vi. to take a test or examination. 2. n. test, examination. [Jap. shiken]

sikinkihr, also sikihr.   n. (3sg. sikinkihri) lower back, tailbone area.

sikihr, also sikinkihr.   n. (3sg. sikihri) lower back, tailbone area.

Sikismundo   n. a Kitti warrior who fought with Sokehs and Nett against the Spanish in 1887 and who later became a Nahnmwarki.

sikidek   n. narrow waist.

sikongki   n. phonograph. [Jap. chikuonki]

siksak   1. n. skirt, half-slip with a zigzag or half-moon pattern at the bottom. 2. vi. to wear such a skirt. [Eng. zigzag]

siksang   adj. exceed, surpass. Koht me siksang mehkoaros. God exceeds all.

sihl   n. seal₁, the sea mammal. [Eng.]

sihlang, also sihleng.   meing. n. (3sg. sihlangi) face. cf. mahs₂.

silasil   1. n. magical protection against another's harmful magic, medicine, or spirits. 2. vi. to obtain such magical protection.

sile₁   vt. to guard. pisilei, vi.

silehdi   vt. to guard or protect through the use of magic.

sile moahl   n. a kind of adze.

sile pangapang   n. large adze or axe.

sileimw   vi. to be left behind to guard a house.

sileit₁   n. breech birth.

sileit₂   n. slate. [Eng.]

sihleng, also sihlang.   meing. n. (3sg. sihlangi) face. cf. mahs₂.

sihlepe   n3s. guard, protector.

silehdi   vt. to guard or protect through the use of magic.

siliakan   num. thirty. see ehk₁.

siliel   num. three. see el₂.

silik   n. silk. [Eng.]

silika   num. three. see ka₂.

silikap   num. three. see kap.

silikis   num. three. see kis₁.

silimen   num. three. see men₃.

silimwodol   num. three. see mwodol.

silimwut   num. three. see mwut₂.

silinder   n. cylinder, of an engine. [Eng.]

silingoul   num. thirty. see ngoul.

silipa   num. three. see pa₃.

silipak   num. three. see pak₁.

silipali   num. three. see pali₁.

silipar   num. three. see par₂.

siliper   n. silver. [Eng.]

silipit   num. three. see pit₂.

silipoar   num. three. see poar₁.

silipwong   num. three. see pwong.

silipwoat   num. three. see pwoat.

silipwuloi   num. three. see pwuloi.

silira   num. three. see ra.

silihsek   num. thirty. see eisek.

silisel   num. three. see sel₂.

silisou   num. three. see sou₄.

silisop   num. three. see sop₂.

silidip   num. three. see dip.

silidun   num. three. see dun.

silite   num. three. see te.

silitumw   num. three. see tumw₁.

siliwel   num. three. see wel₂.

siluh   num. three. see -u.

siluhmw   num. three. see umw₂.

sillep   num. three. see lep.

sim   vt. to gather up rope, to coil rope.

simaht   adj. smart, intelligent. [Eng.]

simekiri   vi. to be closed, of a charge account. [Jap. shimekiri]

simend, also siment.   n. cement, concrete, mortar; filling, of a tooth. [Eng.]

siment   n. see simend.

simihs, also semihs.   1. n. slip, chemise. 2. vi. to wear a slip or chemise. [Eng.]

simihden   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₁) cultivar.

simpung   n. newspaper. [Jap. shinbun]

simw   vi. neut. to swarm; to seize food at a feast, done by a large group of people. simwih, vt.

sihmw   n. the seizure of yams at a funeral feast.

simwih   vt. to swarm on; to seize food at a feast, done by a large group of people. simw, vi.

sihn₁   n. scene, as in a play; a stage setting. [Eng.]

sihn₂   n. gene. [Eng.]

sinakoke   n. synagogue; chapel, used by Protestants. [Eng.]

sinahni   archaic. n. kava, Piper methysticum .

sineipw   n. an island in a river or stream.

sinek   n. snake. [Eng.]

sino   n. snow. [Eng.]

sinom   vi. to sink in; to penetrate, to pierce.

sinopwunopw, also nopwunopw.   adj. fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.

sinse   n. ginger ale. [Eng. ginger]

sinter   n. butterfly lily, Hedychium coronarium, Hedychium flavescens; ginger, Zingiber officinale. [Eng.]

sing   1. vi. to fart. 2. n. fart. singid, vt.

Singapohr   n. Singapore. [Eng.]

singiles   n. T-shirt, singlet. [Eng.]

singid   vt. to fart at. sing, vi.

sihp₁   vi. to shave. [Eng.] sihpih₁, vt.

sihp₂   1. n. a sieve. 2. vi. neut. to strain in a sieve. [Eng.] sihpih₂, vt.

sipai, also supai.   1. vi. to spy; to describe in detail. 2. n. spy, secret agent; skit, a theatrical sketch. [Eng.] sipaih, supaih, vt.

sipaih, also supaih.   vt. to spy on. [sipai <Eng.]

sipaining   n. spy, secret agent. [Eng. ? spying]

sipaider   n. spider, generically. [Eng.]

sipal   vi. to cross over an obstacle; to skip, as a grade in school or a title.

sipalla   meing. vi. to die.

Sipein   n. Spain. [Eng.]

sihpek   meing. vi. to sneeze. cf. asi₁.

sipel   vi. to spell. [Eng.] sipelih, vt.

sipehl   n. spelling. [sipehl <Eng.]

sipele   vt. to go beyond, to exceed, to surpass, to overtake.

sipelih   vt. to spell. [sipel <Eng.] sipel, vi.

sihpene   vi. to get dark (when the sun goes down).

siperu   vi. to slide into a base, in baseball; less commonly, to slip and fall. [Jap. suberu]

siped   vt. to shake out with a snapping motion; to brush off. sipisip, vi.

sipedala   vt. to discard a batch of kava in preparation for making another.

sipedek   n. the act of ejecting or discarding.

sihpih₁   vt. to shave. [sihp₁ <Eng.] sihp₁, vi.

sihpih₂   vt. to strain in a sieve. [sihp₂ <Eng.] sihp₂, vi.

sipilis   n. syphilis; any venereal disease. [Eng.]

sipilisda   vi. to have syphilis; to have a venereal disease.

sipiring₁   n. spring, as a coil spring. [Eng.]

sipiring₂   n. T-shirt, singlet. [Jap. ?]

sipisip   1. vi. to fish with a throw line; to be shaken out with a snapping motion; to be brushed off. 2. n. throw line fishing. siped, vt.

sipihdo   adj. speedy, fast. [Jap. supīdo]

sipuwer   archaic. vi. to trim hair at or below the base of the neck.

sippwu   n. tip, in baseball. [Jap. ?]

sihpw₁   n. chief magistrate. [Eng. chief]

sihpw₂   n. sheep. [Eng.]

sipwe   vt. to hold in contempt; to refuse to obey.

sipwihrek, also sipwuhrek.   meing. n. the top of a drinking coconut. cf. mesen uhpw.

sipwuhrek, also sipwihrek.   meing. n. the top of a drinking coconut. cf. mesen uhpw.

sihr₁   n. a throwing stick, typically a reed, used in the game peisihr.

sihr₂   archaic. n. justice, safety, security. Sihr nek kapwung. Justice will prevail.

siraik   n. strike, in baseball. [Jap. sutoraiku < Eng.]

sirahk   vi. to sit with one's legs spread wide.

sirang   adj. ray-like, fanning, kinky, ruffled.

sirangarang   adj. ray-like, pointing in all directions.

sirangarangada   vi. to express anger or surprise.

sirangk   n. cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored. [Ger. Schrank]

sirangkau   adj. said of one who ignores others. [Jap. shirankao] sirangkawe, vt.

sirangkawe   vt. to ignore. [Jap. shirankao] sirangkau, adj.

sirarahi   1. meing. vi. to cough. 2. n. cough. 1. Sapwellimw siraraio doar. The Nahnmwarki’s coughing is worse.

sirei   vi. to smile.

sihriel   n. cereal. [Eng. cereal]

siring   vt. to shout at someone to stop him from doing something.

sirop   n. syrup. [Eng. syrup]

sirkumsais   1. vi. to be circumcised. 2. n. circumcision. [Eng.] sirkumsaisih, vt.

sirkumsaisih   vt. to circumcise. [sirkumsais <Eng.] sirkumsais, vi.

sis₁   vi. to speak with an accent; to utter words or syllables.

sis₂   vi. to shiver.

sihs₁   n. utterance of speech. [Eng.]

sisel   1. n. chisel. 2. vi. to chisel. [Eng.] sisele, vt.

sisele   vt. [sisel <Eng.] see sisel.

sisenando   n. a yam cultivar.

Sises Krais, also Iesus Krisdus.   n. Jesus Christ, used by Protestants. [Eng.]

siset   n. scissors. [Eng.]

sisipwai   meing. n3s. nose.

sispando   1. n. brassiere, bra. 2. vi. to wear a brassiere or bra. [Jap. chichibanda < chibusabando]

sisdem, also sisidem.   n. system, such as a stereo system or an entertainment system.

sidail   n. style. [Eng.]

sidailen   adj. stylish, fashionable.

sidakin   1. n. stockings, socks. 2. vi. to wear stockings or socks. [Eng.]

sidamp   1. n. a stamp, trademark. 2. vi. to be stamped. [Eng.] sidampih, vt.

sidampih   vt. to stamp. [sidamp <Eng.] sidamp, vi.

sidahs   1. n. starch. 2. vi. neut. to starch. [Eng.] sidahsih, vt.

sidahsih   vt. [sidahs <Eng.] see sidahs.

sidihma   n. steamer. [Eng.]

sidiraik   n. strike, in baseball. [Eng.]

sihdiro, also sihdro.   vi. to be embarrassed by the unexpected.

sidohp   n. stove. [Eng.]

sidohsa   n. automobile, car. [Jap. jidōsha]

sidohwa, also sdohwa.   n. store, shop. [Eng.]

sihdnaip   n. sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger. [Eng. sheath knife]

sihdro, also sihdiro.   vi. to be embarrassed by the unexpected.

sihwan   slang. adj. big shot. [Eng. C-1, with reference to the civil service pay scale used during the era of the Trust Territory government]

so   vi. to be saturated.

soh   sent. adv. no.

soh douluhl   interj. Absolutely not!

soh medel   interj. Absolutely not!

soh pwise sou   interj. Not worth a shit!

soh douluhl   interj. Absolutely not!

soepwel, also seuepwel.   1. adj. irresponsible, negligent, careless. 2. n. irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.

soher   neg. no longer; used only in combination with the aspect marker pahn₁. I soher pahn kohla. I will no longer go.

sohiahia   1. n. heartburn; acid reflux. 2. vi. to have heartburn, to experience acid reflux. cf. [meing] lipahrekerek.

sohiak   n. a yam that has grown for two years, the second sprouting of a yam, after the vine dies off the first time.

soiu₁   n. soy sauce. [Jap. shōyu]

soik   vi. to politely refuse an offer.

soikala   vt. to reject, to totally refuse, to veto.

soire   adj. unlimited, infinite.

soisoi   adj. favored, cherished, beloved, of a child or pet.

sou₁   n. (3sg. sowi, sawi) exogamous, matrilineal clan.

sou₂   vi. to move, to change residence.

sou₃   vi. to be made, of a fire. saun, vt.

sou₄   num. cl. used to count piles of feces. pwise pahsou four piles of feces.

sou₅   neg. not, used in negative questions. Ke sou pwangadahr? Haven't you gotten tired?

sou₆   n. (3sg. sowi) afterbirth.

sou₇   n. submerged coral reef located within the barrier reef.

sou₈   archaic. n. sun.

sou₉, also seu.   n. hump, pile.

sou-₁   aff. derivational prefix meaning 'an expert at' or 'a practioner of', used to form nouns from verbs. kohp to prophesy, soukohp prophet.

sou-₂   verb. pref. a negative prefix meaning not in the sense of 'the opposite of'. mwahu good, soumwahu ill.

souapwal   n. blood brother, one fed at the same breast as a child.

Souiap   n. the master magician in Yap who sent Wahrikidam to retrieve his pet bird from Pohnpei.

souitar, also seuitar.   1. n. deficiency. 2. adj. deficient.

sohuhk   1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net from shore to shore in a large semicircle. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.

soukautih, also seukautih.   adj. unconcerned, carefree.

Soukampwul, also Soukoampwul.   n. the title of Saudeleur's messenger.

soukepir   n. a male master of the dance called kepir.

Soukise   n. see Soukisehnleng.

Soukitti   n. the ruler of central Kitti before the reunification of the state in the late eighteenth century; the holder of this title became the first Nahnmwarki of Kitti during the reign of Isokelekel.

soukohp   n. prophet.

Soukoampwul, also Soukampwul.   n. the title of Saudeleur's messenger.

soulap   n. (3sg. soulepe) wife's mother, all women one's wife calls mother; for women, the husband of all females called child.

soulapih   vt. to make , to create.

soulek   n. an expert in castration.

Souleng   n. Christian.

soulepeu   1. adj. insensitive; arrogant. 2. n. insensitivity; arrogance.

Soulik   n. a title.

Soulik en And   n. the ruler of And atoll.

Soulik en Sapawas   n. a title.

Soulik en Soledi   n. a title.

Soulik en Dol   n. a title.

soulikilik, also seulikilik.   1. adj. untrustworthy; unreliable. 2. n. untrustworthiness; unreliablility.

soulipilipil   1. adj. accepting, not choosy. 2. n. the state of being not accepting or not choosy.

soumahk₁   adj. bold, brazen, insensitive.

Soumaka   n. a title.

soumaleu   vi. to prepare an uhmw, so that it is ready to be lit. soumalewe, vt.

soumalewe   vt. see soumaleu.

Soumas   n. head of a clan; chief of a section of land; member of the clan of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken; master of a house, store, etc.

Soumas en Kousapw, also Kaunen Kousapw.   n. chief of a section (kousapw).

Soumadau   n. a title.

soumet   n. rot, decay.

soumetla   vi. to rot. Mahio soumetla. The breadfruit is rotting.

soumoahl   n. the principal kava stone in a nahs, from which the Nahnmwarki is served.

soumw, also sohmw.   n. mangrove spp., Bruguiera conjugate and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza.

soumwahu   1. n. sickness, disease, illness. 2. adj. sick, diseased, ill. cf. [meing] sounei, luhmwuhmw, kepinsalehd, kepelsalehd.

soumwahu en wai   n. cold, flu.   vi. to have a cold or the flu.

soumwahula   vi. to become chronically ill. Liho sohla kohseli pwe e soumwahula. The lady no longer goes around because she has become chronically ill.

soumwahu en lih   1. n. menstruation. 2. vi. to menstruate.

soumwahu en mohngiong   1. n. heart disease. 2. vi. to have heart disease. 1. Soumwahu en mohngiong kemelahr mehn Pohnpei tohto. Heart disease has killed many Pohnpeians.

soumwahu en mwasahl   1. n. hernia. 2. vi. to have a hernia.

soumwahu en nan mpwei   1. n. ulcers. 2. vi. to have ulcers.

soumwahu en ntalaud, also ntalaud.   1. n. high blood pressure, with symptoms sometimes including dizziness and nausea. 2. vi. to have high blood pressure.

soumwahu en pohnpei   1. n. any disease caused by magic. 2. vi. to have a disease caused by magic.

soumwahu en suke   1. n. diabetes. 2. vi. to have diabetes.

soumwahu en wai   1. n. cold, flu. 2. vi. to have a cold or the flu.

soumwahu en wol   1. n. any illness believed to be caused by excessively hard work. 2. vi. to have such an illness.

soumwahu karakar   1. n. fever. 2. vi. to have a fever.

soumwahula   vi. to become chronically ill. Liho sohla kohseli pwe e soumwahula. The lady no longer goes around because she has become chronically ill.

Soumwaroh, also Samworo.   n. a traditional high priest.

soumwet   n. farmer.

soun   n. practitioner of; this word is typically written attached to the word it precedes.

Soun Kitti, also Isohn Kitti.   n. a ruling subclan of the Dipwinmen in central Kitti prior to the unification wars of the late eighteenth century.

soun nahnpil   n. narrow flood plain.

Souna   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

sounapwalih   vt. to care for.

sounek, also sohnek.   vi. to strain, to push while holding one's breath. E sounek en pek. He strained to defecate.

souneliel   n. masseur, masseuse, one who practices the art of massage for its healing powers.

sounet   vi. to play a game involving pretending.

Souniap   n. an extinct clan.

sounouremen   n. dreamer.

sounkamakam   n. torturer. Ih sounkamakam men. He's a torturer.

sounkamehlel   n. witness; mediator in a conflict.

sounkamour   Biblical. n. savior.

sounkanekid   n. treasurer.

sounkapakap   n. prayer leader.

sounkapahndil   n. an intermediary for a boy and a girl.

sounkapohl   Biblical. n. peacemaker, mediator.

sounkaraun   n. false accuser.

sounkasawih   n. soothsayer, fortune teller.

sounkadeik   Biblical. n. the role of God as judge in the last judgement; judge.

sounkadehde   n. witness.

sounkadip   n. prosecutor, public prosecutor, accuser, tattletale.

sounkatieni   n. one who is possessed by a spirit.

Sounkawad   n. a clan; the clan of the Nahnmwarki of Sokehs and Nett.

sounkaweid   n. advisor.

sounkawehwe   n. interpreter.

sounkeneitik   n. midwife.

sounkeseu   n. laboratory technician, medical examiner; judge, in a competition; reviewer; customs agent.

Sounkili   n. an extinct clan.

Sounkiroun   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

sounkoul   n. singer; in the Protestant church, a song leader.

sounkoupwung, also sounkopwung.   n. judge, in court.

sounkoupwung en wehi, also sounkopwung en wehi.   n. a local judge; a municipal judge.

sounkoupwung lapalap, also sounkopwung lapalap.   n. the chief justice of a supreme court.

sounkolukol   n. the person who holds the cup during the preparation of kava.

sounkomour   n. savior.

sounkopwung, also sounkoupwung.   n. judge, in court.

sounkopwung en wehi, also sounkoupwung en wehi.   n. a local judge; a municipal judge.

sounkopwung lapalap, also sounkoupwung lapalap.   n. the chief justice of a supreme court. Sounkopwung lapalap me pahn mwohdang kopwungo. The chief justice will preside at the court hearing.

sounkosetipw   n. soothsayer.

sounkohwa   n. deacon; in the Protestant church, a rank above elter and below sounpadahk.

sounlaid   n. fisherman.

sounlek, also soulekelek.   n. castrator; one who inflicts ornamental scarification on others.

sounlih   n. lihli maker.

sounlokaia   n. spokesman.

sounmahlen   n. painter. [mahlen <Ger.]

Sounmaraki   n. a clan, now extinct.

sounmwadong   n. player, athlete; actor, actress.

sounne   n. one who is in charge of distributing food at a kamadipw.

sounnet   n. store clerk.

Sounpalienpil , also Sounpelienpil.   n. a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.

sounpapah   n. a servant.

sounpar   1. n. year. 2. n. (3sg. sounpere) age. cf. [meing] timwen paipenleng.

sounpadahk   n. teacher; in the Protestant church, a rank above sounkohwa and below wahnpoaron.

sounpei   n. soldier.

sounpein nansapw   n. army.

Sounpelienpil, also Sounpalienpil.   n. a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.

Sounpepidais, also Sohnpepidais.   Biblical. n. John the Baptist. [Eng.]

sounpiah   n. the preparer of the coconut cream for lihli.

sounpok   n. batter, in baseball.

sounpwal   n. surgeon.

Sounpwok   n. a clan, customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Madolenihmw; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.

sounpwong   n. month; moon.

sounpwong weneu   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₁) cultivar.

sounpwopw₁   1. vi. to mound up earth to serve as a bed for a plant. 2. n. a mound of earth that serves as a bed for a plant. sounpwopwih, vi.

sounpwopw₂   meing. n. pubis.

sounpwopwih   vt. see sounpwopw₁.

Sounrakihm   n. an extinct clan.

sounrar   n. one who peels the breadfruit in the preparation of lihli.

sounrependip   n. detective.

sounrikdaksis   n. tax collector.

Sounrohi   n. an extinct clan that came fron the Dipwinmen clan.

Sounsamaki   n. a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen.

sounsawas   n. attorney, lawyer, legal council, defender; assistant.

sounsenoh   adj. unconcerned.

sounsilasil   n. custodian, guardian, security guard, watchman.

sounsohngsapw   n. surveyor.

sounsosohng   n. surveyor, someone who does any kind of measuring.

soundaor   n. defender, lawyer; savior, redeemer.

soundeidei   n. tailor.

soundou₁   n. climber.

soundou₂   n. inspector.

soundolung   n. harvester.

soundoar   n. savior.

soundoadoahk   n. expert worker, onr who plays a key role in executing customary labor.

Sountamworohi   n. an extinct clan.

Sountemwen   n. an extinct clan.

sountomw   n. propitiator.

Sounwia   Biblical. n. the Creator, God.

sounwielioal   n. electrician.

sounwiemisihn   n. mechanic.

sounwiengi   n. dentist.

sounwinahni   n. shaman, sorcerer.

sounwini   n. practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.

soupai   n. the first day of a funeral, when the body of the deceased is present.

Soupaip   archaic. n. an ancient name for Sokehs Island.

soupal   n. expert builder; expert canoe builder.

soupei   n. floating reef flat, an isolated reef.

Soupeidi, also Sohpeidi.   n. title holder in the Nahnmwarki line, the ranks of Noahs and above; now commonly used to mean any of the top twelve title holders in the Nahnmwarki line; anyone who is entitled to sit on the front platform of a nahs.

souper, also seuper.   adj. fearless.

soupisek   adj. busy.

Soupohndawas   n. the guardian of the Saudeleur's residence at Pahnkedira in Nan Madol.

soupoad   n. historian, one known for his knowledge of Pohnpeian history, a master story teller.

Soupwan   n. a title.

soupwerik   n. dance master, one known for his knowledge of Pohnpeian dances, originally the title of the master of the wehn dance.

soupwoson   1. adj. lacking faith in someone or something, cynical. 2. Biblical. adj. pagan.

Sousapeden And   n. the second-ranking chief of And atoll.

souse   n. master carpenter.

soused   n. expert fisherman.

sousou   n. (3sg. sousowi) grave, cemetery.

soudi   vi. to bury in the mud, of crabs; to change residence from high ground to a valley; to settle.

soutik   n. sunset, evening.

soutuk   adj. everlasting.

souwar   adj. unworthy.

souwas   n. noon.

Souwel en Wasai   n. a title.

Souwel Lapalap   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

souwen   n. male master of wehn dance songs.

Souwene   n. a title.

souwini, also sounwini.   n. practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.

Souwihso   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

sok₁   vi. to take a step, to set one's footing; to land, to alight, of anything capable of flight; in the water, to touch the bottom with one's feet; of kava, to begin to have an effect on one; to settle, of liquids.

sok₂   vi. to become overgrown.

sok₃   vt. to bite, used only with reference to rats.

sohk₂   n. chalk. [Eng.]

sokamah   1. n. the rhythmic pounding of the kava stones after the kava is prepared, employed to signal to those involved in the preparation who are outside the feasthouse that the kava is ready to be served. 2. vi. to rhythmically pound a kava stone after the kava is prepared.

sohkatepe₁   adj. useless. cf. [meing] tahmwele.

sohkatepe₂   n3s. the little finger, also called the baby finger or pinky.

sohkelengsapw   adj. shameless, forward. Peinakapwo me sohkelengsapw. That young lady is shameless.

sokenwol   n. manly decision.

soker, also likaut.   n. joker, in cards. [Eng. joker]

Sokehs   n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei.

soko, also sokko.   interj. Bravo! Well done! That's it! [Jap. soko]

sohko   n. warehouse. [Jap. sōko]

sokolahde, also sokoled.   n. chocolate. [Spa. chocolate]

sokole   n. see sokolei.

sokolei, also sokole.   n. a dwarf; leprechaun-like being said to dwell in the forest.

sokoled, also sokolet.   n. chocolate. [Eng.]

sokolet   n. see sokoled.

sokoloal   meing. vi. to have something stuck in one's throat. cf. loh₂.

sokoluhla   adj. impenitent.

sokon   1. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, etc.

sokopwel   vi. of the roots of a plant, to be piled up with earth.

sokorohn   interj. Never mind!

sokorohnki   vt. to pay no attention to, to be unconcerned about. E sokorohnki en ohlo ah koasoaio. He paid no attention to that man's story.

sokko   interj. Bravo! Well done! That's it! [Jap. soko]

sokmwotou   vi. to sit with one's legs dangling.

sohla, also solahr.   neg. no longer. I sohla soumwahu. I'm no longer sick.

sohlap   adj. diluted, of a nature that it takes a lot to make a little.

Sohlap   n. he name of one of the legendary characters who arrived on the third of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.

solahr, also sohla.   neg. no longer. I solahr soumwahu. I'm no longer sick.

Soledi   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

sohlikih, also seulikih.   vt. to distrust.

Solomon Ailan   n. The Solomon Islands. [Eng.]

sohmahk   adj. inexorable, relentless.

sohmaleh   n. grass sp., Cyrtococcum patens.

somenongi   adj. insipid, tasteless.

somedewe   adj. unthinkable, unexpected. Somedewe me ohlo kak wia mwo. It is unthikable that the man could do such a thing.

sompihr   n. airplane. [sohp <Eng. ship]

sompihr en doulik   n. weather plane; reconnaisance plane. [sohp <Eng. ship]

sohmw, also soumw.   n. mangrove spp., Bruguiera conjugate and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza.

sohmwahn, also soumwahn.   neg. not at all.

sohn, also sohndi.   vt. to soak; to plant yams.

sohndi   vt. see sohn.

sohnek, also sounek.   vi. to strain, to push while holding one's breath. E sohneken pek. He strained to defecate. cf. [meing] enginleng.

sohnsenoh   adj. unconcerned, impassive, careless.

sohndi   vt. see sohn.

song   vt. to try, to attempt; to taste. cf. [meing] memtikih, memlangih.

sohng   1. vt. to measure, to survey. 2. n. measurement, pattern.

sohng karakar   n. temperature.

song materek   n. the third day of a funeral, when some men go fishing to see if the deceased will enable their catch.

sohnga   n. lemon grass; a ginger cultivar. [Jap. shōga]

songaipwisi   1. n. an obstacle race. 2. vi. to run an obstacle race. [Jap. shōgaibutsu]

songosong   n. temptation.

songmar   1. n. feast of preserved breadfruit. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. cf. [meing] sakalap.

songmaterek   vi. to fish for the first time after someone's burial to test whether the spirit of the deceased will bring good or bad luck.

sohngsapw   1. vi. to survey land. 2. n. the activity of surveying land.

sop₁, also sup.   vi. to stop by, to stop in on, to visit.

sop₂   num. cl. used in counting stalks. sehu silisop three stalks of sugarcane.

sohp   n. ship. [Eng.]

sopa   n. soup. [Jap. soba]

sohpai   n. business. [Jap. shōbai]

sohpali   adj. impartial.

sohpei-   vi. to turn toward, to face. Ohlo soupeido. That man turned towards me. Sohpeido pwe kitahn koasoai. Turn toward me so we can talk.

Sohpeidi, also Soupeidi.   n. title holder in the Nahnmwarki line, the ranks of Noahs and above; now commonly used to mean any of the top twelve title holders in the Nahnmwarki line; anyone who is entitled to sit on the front platform of a nahs.

sopin nanwehwe   n. rocket. [sohp <Eng. ship]

sopidu   n. submarine. [sohp <Eng. ship]

sopo   vi. to flee.

sopohla   vi. to run off with, to elope; to escape, to flee.

sopot   1. vi. to sit with one's legs extented. 2. n. a sitting position in which one's legs are extended.

sopuk, also supuk.   vt. to intercept, to interrupt.

sopserek   n. sailing ship. [sohp <Eng. ship]

sopw   adj. saturated with pomade or hair lotion.

sohpw₁   n. a Japanese unit of measurement of area, approximately 100,000 square feet. [Jap. ?]

sohpw₂   n. soap. [Eng.]

sohpwehdi   vt. to soak dirty clothes in soapy water.

sopwou   n. fish sp., mangrove swamp fish, Ophiocara porocephala.

sopwoupwou   adj. orphaned. Seri sopwoupwou orphaned child seri sopwoupwou orphaned child.

sohpwoson, also seupwoson.   adj. skeptical.

sohpwunas   vi. to be tied in a game, to play to a draw. [Jap. shōbunashi]

sohr   adj. perishable, not long lasting.

sohrala   vi. to vanish, to disappear.

sohrahn, also ninsohrahn.   n. pre-dawn morning hours.

sorapang   n. abacus. [Jap. soroban]

sohrenge   adj. non-emphatic.

sohri   1. n. zories, thongs, flip-flops. 2. vi. to wear zories, thongs, or flip-flops. [Jap. zōri] sohrih, vt. cf. [meing] mwoaltehmwahu.

sohrih   vt. see sohri.

Sorsia, also Sohsia.   n. Georgia. [Eng.]

sos   adj. stinging.

Sohseng   n. Korea. [Jap. chōsen < Kor.]

soset, also soses.   n. sausage. [Eng. sausage]

Sohsia, also Sorsia.   n. Georgia. [Eng.]

soso   vi. to burp, of a baby.

sohso   n. inheritance, estate.

sosohng   n. practice, rehearsal; measurement.

sohdipe   adj. innocent, without sin.

sohdo   1. n. shortstop, in baseball. 2. vi. to play shortstop. [Jap. shōto < Eng.]

sohte   neg. not, none, nothing. I sohte pahn mwadong. I will not play. Sohte rais wasaht. There is no rice here.

sohte lipilipil   interj. It makes no difference!

sohte pwerieng   interj. It's really funny!; It's really good!

sohtik   adj. concentrated, of a nature that a little goes a long way, like pepper.

Sohtik   n. the name of one of the legendary characters who arrived on the third of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.

sohwar   adj. unworthy.

sowawi   adj. lacking respect.

sohwawi   adj. lacking respect.

sowe₁, also sewe.   vt. to mix liquids with non-liquids; to exchange agricultural products for fish. I pahn sowehki pihl siment. I'll add water to the concrete.

sowe₂   n3s. back.

sowelihmw   meing. n. broom made from the inner ribs of palm fronds.

sowi, also sewi.   n. conch shell, conch shell trumpet.

sowuhk₁   n. an expert net maker.

sowuhk₂   1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net at high tide and trapping fish as the tide recedes. 2. vi. to do this type of fishing.

soaii   1. n. tale, story. 2. vi. to tell a tale or bedtime story. soaiia, vt.

soaiia   vt. to relay, to tell a tale or bedtime story. soaii, vi.

soaipoad   n. legend, story based partially on fact, containing elements of truth, but recognized as fiction.

soakon, also sakon.   adj. self-centered, demanding; of children, spoiled; of an infant, always crying. soakone, vt.

soakone   vt. to force someone to do something, to impose one's will upon another. sakon, soakon, adj.

soakoa₁   n. hole among the rocks used as a place to defecate in.

soakoahiek   adj. incompetent, incapable, incapacitated.

soahl   n. salt. [Eng.]

soahle   vt. to add salt to. [soahl <Eng.]

soahlehdi   vt. to salt down, to preserve food by adding quantities of salt.

soaloalekeng   adj. ignorant.

soallap   adj. crude, in manners or action.

soahlpen sampah   Biblical. adj. salt of the earth.

soan   adj. aligned, arranged, settled, ordered.

soahn   vi. to be wounded.

soanamas   meing. vi. to relax before an activity; to await battle, of an army or any group prepared to fight.

soanamwahu   adj. well-arranged; comfortable; peaceful. Dipwisou kau me soanamwahu nan pereho. The supplies are well arranged in the room. I me soanamwahu rahn wet. I feel comfortable today. Wehi me soanamwahu rahn pwukat. The chiefdom is peaceful nowadays.

soane   n3s. homeland, the place one considers home; order, disposition; proper place.

soanemek   adv. peaceful, tranquil. Sahpwo me soanemek. The land is peaceful.

soanemweidek   1. n. period of peace, tranquility, and prosperity. 2. vi. to experience such a period of time. 1. Kumwail pahn ahneki soanemweidek. You will have a period of peace. 2. Kitail soanemweidek pwe solahr atail pwunod oh ire kamwasepwehk. We are experiencing a period of tranquility because we have no more worries and fearsome events.

soanop   n. ball of sennit.

soandi   vi. to be settled. Soahng koaros soandier. Everything had been settled.

soahng   n. kind, sort, type.

soangesoangen   adj. a collection of different things, variety.

sohangiangi, also soangiangi.   adj. weak, having no strength.

soangiangi, also sohangiangi.   adj. weak, having no strength.

Soahngoro, also Sahngoro.   1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of U. 2. vi. to hold this title.

soangoar   adj. desirous.

soangoare   vt. to want to eat a lot of.

soar, also soahr.   n. (3sg. soare) inner quality, of a person.

soaramwahu   adj. having a positive or favorable image.

soaradak   n. illegitimate son of a Nahnmwarki.

soahrong   n. ridgepole of a building.

su   1. vi. of two marbles, to be separated by the distance of an outstretched hand in the Japanese marble game anaire. 2. num. cl. used to count handspans in the Japanese marble game anaire. [Jap. ?]

suika, also sihka.   n. watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris. [Jap. suika]

suk   vt. to pound. suk sakau pound kava.

suke   n. sugar. [Eng.]

sukehn loangalap   n. honey. Sukehn loangalap ioun selie pankeik. Honey is tasty with pancakes. [suke <Eng.]

sukehn loangalap en nanwel   n. wild honey. [suke <Eng.]

sukiaki   n. sukiyaki. [Jap. sukiyaki]

sukuhl   1. vi. to attend school₁. 2. n. school₁. [Eng.] sukuhlih, vt.

sukuhlih   vt. to teach. [sukuhl <Eng.] sukuhl, vi.

sukumei   1. vi. to masturbate. 2. n. masturbation.

sukuhna   n. schooner. [Eng.]

sukuras   vi. to scratch, in pool. [Jap. sukuracchi < Eng.]

sukuru   n. screw. [Eng.]

sukuruhdi   vi. to stay up and party all night, literally 'to screw down'. [sukuru <Eng. screw]

sukusuk   1. vi. to pound kava. 2. n. the preparation of kava.

sukuwehia   n. a carpenter's square. Kitail anahne sukuwehia. We need a carpenter's square. [Eng.]

sukrihn, also sukurihn.   n. screen. [Eng.]

suksakau   vi. to pound kava.

sukweia   n. square, the carpenter's tool. [Jap. sukuea]

Sulai   n. July. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Daulel .

sumoakodod   adj. said of one who is a chain smoker.

suhmwong   vi. to order. [Jap. chūmon] suhmwongih, vt.

suhmwongih   vt. see suhmwong.

sumwoak   vi. to smoke. [Eng.] sumwoake, vt.

sumwoake   vt. [sumwoak <Eng.] see sumwoak.

sumwumw   n. trochus shell, Trochus niloticus, eaten, partially protected in reserve areas.

Suhn   n. June. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Masedu.

sunname   n. surname. [Ger. Zuname]

sup, also sop₁.   vi. to stop by, to stop in on, to visit.

supai, also sipai.   1. vi. to spy; to describe in detail; to do a play or theatrical representation. 2. n. spy, secret agent; skit, a theatrical sketch. supaih, vt.

supaih, also sipaih.   vt. to spy on. [supai <Eng.] supai, vi.

supiran   vi. to sing soprano. [Eng.]

supuk, also sopuk.   vt. to intercept, to interrupt.

suhpw   n. soup. [Eng.]

suhpwih   vt. to make soup of. [suhpw <Eng.]

suhpwin Kusai   n. Kosraean soup. Piahiahn uduken mwahmw doaloa rais pilen, ih me wiahda suhpwin kusai. Coconut milk mixed with fish and soupy rice constitutes Kosraean soup.

supwo   n. a Japanese unit of measurement of area, approximately 36 square feet. [Jap. tsubo]

suhpwu   n. innertube. [Jap. chūbu < Eng. tube]

supwuhn   1. n. spoon. 2. vi. to eat with a spoon. [Eng.] supwuhnih, vt.

supwuhnih   vt. [supwuhn <Eng.] see supwuhn.

suhr   vi. to sink in mud; to wade in mud.

suhre   n. fish sp., great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda.

suripak   vi. to jitterbug. [Eng.]

susi   n. sushi. [Jap. sushi]

suhdo   vt. to use judo on; to throw or toss someone. [Jap. jūdō]

sut   n. suit, in cards. [Eng.]

suht   1. n. shoes. 2. vi. to wear shoes. [Eng.] suhtih, vt. cf. [meing] mwoaltehmwahu.

suhtih   vt. to wear shoes. [suht <Eng.] suht, vi.

suwain   n. lace, attached to the bottom of a woman's slip for decoration. [Eng. twine ?]

suwangke, also swangke.   n. limeade, lemonade, sugar water. [Eng. swanky, : with the archaic meaning of beer or other poor or weak liquor]

suwei   adj. boastful.

suwed   1. adj. bad. 2. n3s. badness.

skahdo   1. n. skirt. 2. vi. to wear a skirt. [Jap. sukāto < Eng.]

skengk   vi. to skunk someone, to take all the tricks in a card game. [Eng.]

skohso   n. airport, airfield. [Jap. hikōjō]

skuhder   n. scooter, motor scooter, motorcycle. [Eng.]

skrudraipa   n. screwdriver. [Jap. sukuryūdoraibā < Eng.]

spahk, also sipahk.   n. spark plug. [Eng. spark]

speis   1. n. a video game. 2. vi. to play a video game. 1. I men pwainda nei speis. I want to buy a video game. 2. Kumwa men speis? Do you want to play a video game? [Eng. space]

spekedi   n. spaghetti. [Eng.]

speht   n. spade, in cards. [Eng.]

spihker   n. speaker of the legislature. [Eng.]

spihdpwoht   n. speedboat. [Eng.]

sdadi   vi. to study. [Eng. study]

sdahdo   1. vi. to start. 2. n. starting line. [Eng. start < Jap. sutaato]

sdeik, also sidaik.   n. steak. [Eng.]

sdop   vi. to stop. [Eng.]

sdohwa, also sidohwa.   n. store, shop. [Eng.]

sto   slang. neg. a shortened from of sohte.

swangke, also suwangke.   n. limeade, lemonade, sugar water. [Eng. swanky, with the archaic meaning of beer or other poor or weak liquor]

swihp   1. n. a card game, casino. 2. vi. to play this game. [Eng. sweep]

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