sa se si so soa su sk sp sd st sw
sa- verb. pref. a negative prefix meaning not, in-, or un-. pwung correct, sapwung incorrect.
sah n. jar, crock. [Eng.]
saih vt. to paddle toward. Werensei 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. sei-, vi.
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.]
sainih vt. to sign something. [sain <Eng.] sain, vi.
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. soft drink, soda, pop. [Jap. saidā < Eng. cider]
saiwih adj. lean, lacking fat, not greasy.
Sahu n. lord, ruler; an independent form of the word sau- that occurs, for example, 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.
Saumwin Kepinpil n. the man who killed Wahrikidam.
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 ignited the fire in the earth oven. Saunehng ain kisinieio. Add wood to the fire.
saunda vt. to light₁ 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 light₁ 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 adj. disgusting because of filthy or unsanitary conditions. Koanoat kan me saut ansou wet pwe loangesimwisimw. Your food is disgusting now because its has a swarm of flies (on it).
sautiki vt. to disdain; to hate; to dislike.
sak₁ meing. vi. to eat. sakan₁, vt. cf. mwenge.
sak₂ polite. vi. to evacuate one's bowels, to have a bowel movement.
sahk₁ 1. meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for edibles with all title holders of sahk rank. 2. meing. n. (3sg. seke) food. cf. kene, nime, mwenge.
sahk₂ vi. to sway, to swing. Koadoken tuhkeho sahkseli. The top of the tree is swaying around.
sakau, also soakoa₂. 1. n. kava plant, Piper methysticum, a cultural keystone sp.; any intoxicating beverage. 2. vi. to consume kava, to be intoxicated, to be drunk (a shortened form of sakaula). [Pol. te kawa] cf. [meing] kaker, keinihn, luhmwuhmwla, sinahni, .
sakaula, also sakau. vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. I sakaula aio. I got drunk yesterday.
sakau en ahmwadang, also sekewen ahmwadang. 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 pahdak.
sakau en inen pahnta, also sekewen inen pahnta. n. the third of three kava plants presented to the family of a woman by the family of a man when asking for her hand in marriage, marking the end of the ritual.
sakau en uremei, also sekewen uremei. n. a kava plant used to dedicate a new kava stone.
sakau en kamalau, also sekewen kamalau. n. a kava plant that has been thinned out from a planting of kava growing too closely together, presented to the Nahnmwarki.
sakau en kampwul, also sekewen kampwul. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki at night, necessitating a light to find where the plant is growing.
sakau en kapwarsou, also sekewen kapwarsou. meing. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki for breakfast.
sakau en kasohralap, also sekewen kasohralap. n. the second kava plant employed after sakau en tomw to signify that a problem has been erased from memory.
sakau en kadawahl, also sekewen kadawahl. rare. n. a kava plant collected from a feast, held for the purpose of the 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.
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 keduhsou, also sekewen keduhsou. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki at the end of the day, the purpose of which is to cause the sun to set.
sakau en kourdienial, also sekewen kourdienial. n. a kava plant that is used to placate an angry Nahnmwarki who has left a nahs in anger.
sakau en luhwen mwet, also sekewen luhwen mwet. n. the last kava plant harvested from a person's field, presented to the Nahnmwarki to inform him that there is no more.
sakau en misik, also sekewen misik. n. a kava plant used to apologize and to ask forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki, or to request his help.
sakau en nansapw n. lowland kava.
sakau en nanwel n. upland kava.
sakau en pahnkiol, also sekewen pahnkiol. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki in the afternoon.
sakau en pahnsou, also sekewen pahnsou. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki (only) in the middle of the day.
sakau en pahnta, also sekewen inen pahnta. n. the third of three kava plants presented to the family of a woman by the family of a man when asking for her hand in marriage, marking the end of the ritual.
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 pekimahk, also sekewen pekimahk. n. a kava plant used to apologize and to ask forgiveness from someone without the Nahnmwarki or other royalty being present.
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 for asking forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
sakau en wisikpwel, also sekewen wisikpwel. n. the first kava plant that is harvested and presented to the Nahnmwarki as tribute.
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 rahmedel, also rahmedel. n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having smooth, light colored stems.
sakau rahmwanger n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having spotted stems.
sakau ro n. a kava plant, requiring two persons to carry it.
sakau suwed 1. adj. bad kava. 2. n. a drunk and disorderly person.
sakaula, also sakau. vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. I sakaula aio. I got drunk yesterday. cf. [meing] luhmwuhmwla, keinihn.
sakalap 1. meing. n. the fourth feast of the breadfruit season. 2. vi. to perform this feast.
sakan₁ meing. vt. to eat. cf. kang.
sakan₂ n. plant sp., a 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, a speech of apology. 2. vi. to excuse, to pardon. cf. pekimahk.
sakarahl 1. meing. vi. to greet the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken when passing by. 2. meing. n. act of greeting the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken when passing by. cf. rahnmwahu.
sakarada 1. vi. to request permission to leave; to confess; to announce, to make a statement. 2. n. announcement, remarks, as in a speech. 3. humiliative. vi. to give a speech. cf. kapahrek₁.
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 meing. n. a speech of apology, apology, pardon. cf. pekimahk.
sakaradahn pekmahk n. a speech of apology.
sakaradahn peksawas n. a speech requesting help.
sakaradahn tomw n. a speech asking for forgiveness.
sakaradahn wahu meing. n. respect, honor. cf. wahu.
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. jack₂, as an automobile jack. 2. vi. to jack. [Jap. jakki < Eng.] sakih, vt.
sakih vt. see saki.
sahkih meing. vt. to see, discern, look at, observe, examine. cf. kilang.
sakier n. bird sp., great crested tern, Sterna bergii.
sakiri, also sekiri. n3s. in back or at the rear₂ 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, to swing. E salahngseli pwe e sekewen wai. He's swaying around because he is drunk.
Salapat n. one of the Isokelekel's warriors; a title.
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] aipenpwong.
salehng vt. to face, of inanimate objects.
saleng en eni n. mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis.
saleng en weipwul n. leaf bracts (stipules) on Morinda citrifolia stems.
saleng mat n. ear infection in babies; accompanied by copious amounts of a smelly, white liquid coming from the ear.
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, to listen. 2. Komw salenge lahpo? Did you hear that guy?
salengeh polite. vt. to hear, to listen.
salengehda vi. to overhear people talking.
salengopon adj. deaf. cf. [meing] koarongodoh.
saledek 1. adj. free, carefree, relieved, unrestrained, licentious. 2. n. freedom, relief.
saledekla vi. to be free. Ohlo saledekla. The man is free.
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. cf. [meing] irap.
salih vt. to tie; to jail. sel₁, vi.
sahliel 1. adj. dizzy; mentally ill or retarded. 2. n. dizziness.
saliokda vt. to suddenly realize.
salikihr meing. vt. to remember, to recall. cf. tamataman.
salihpene vt. to tighten a knot; to affirm. cf. [meing] idilepeh.
salihdi vt. to tie up; to imprison; to detain. selidi, vi.
salidi en enihlap n. the central forefront post in a feasthouse.
saloh adj. nervous, troubled.
salomp n. vinesp., a medicinal vine in the morning glory family, Merremia peltata.
salong adj. hard to find.
salongala vi. to go astray; to disappear from sight. adj. oblivious.
salongpene vi. to be mixed-up.
salongpeseng vi. to become 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, also sellap. n. vine sp., Luffa cylindrica, used medicinally.
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 bear₂ a heavy burden or load. Pwutako 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.
saminla vi. to become messy, unsanitary, filthy.
saminimin adj. uncooperative.
saminla vi. to become messy, unsanitary, filthy.
Samuel Biblical. n. Samuel, two books in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament), 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. [Eng.]
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.]
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 archaic. n. a term of affection used by parents with a child.
samwa- vi. move toward or away. Ohlo samwodohr. The man is heading this way.
samwalahr vi. to be about to depart or leave. I pahn samwalahr. I am about to depart. (a common leave-taking expression).
samwalahro vi. last, with reference to time. Doadoahko imwsekala nan sounpwong samwalahro. The work ended last month.
samwadohr vi. to be about to arrive, to be on the way.
samwei pwet n. fish sp., black spot emperor, Lethrinus harak.
samwein pohn rar n. fish sp., yellow stripe emperor, Lethrinus ramak.
Samworo, also Soumwaroh. n. a traditional high priest.
sampwer n. the defense of a relative, regardless of whether he or she is right or wrong.
sampwere vt. to defend a relative, regardless of whether he or she is right or wrong.
sampwil n. grated green banana with coconut oil.
sampwo 1. n. mumps. 2. vi. to have the mumps.
sampwuloi n. fragment; section.
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.
sanek₂ n. nineteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the third night after the full moon in the lunar cycle. Sanek iei pwohng keisek duwau en nan ehu sounpwong. Sanek is the ninteenth night of the month.
sanek en komwana n. twenty-second night of the month in the traditional calendar, the sixth night after the full moon in the lunar cycle; second day of the holy week in the Pohnpeian calendar. Sanek en komwana pil iei pwohng kerieisek-riau en nan ehu sounpwong. Sanek en komwana is the twenty-second night of the month. Sanek en komwana iei keriau en rahn en wihk sarawi. Sanek en komwana is the name of the second day of the holy week.
sanek en komweni n. twenty-first night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fifth night after the full moon in the lunar cycle; the first day of the holy week. Sanek en komweni iei kerieisek ehu en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Sanek en komweni is the twenty-first night of the month. Sanek en komweni iei eden keiieu en rahn en wihk sarawi. Sanek en komweni is the name of the first day of the holy week.
saneke₁ vt. to coil (sennit). Sanekehda pwehlo! Coil up the sennit!
saneke₂ meing. vt. to see, discern, look at, observe, examine. cf. kilang.
sankilahs n. sunglasses. [Eng.]
sansal 1. adj. clear, evident, obvious, noticeable. 2. n. (3sg. sensele) portrait; appearance; poster.
sansalada vi. to become clear; to be exposed or disclosed. Atail luwet sansaladahr. Our weakness has been exposed.
sansalamwahu 1. n. 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 kava plant was uprooted yesterday.
sansar₂ vi. to duck₁, 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 kava 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]
sandolihna, also kilimenip en kehp mwuterek. n. a yam cultivar.
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. Tohn kousapwet ngeder sang mahso. The members of this section is more than it was before.
sahng archaic. n. a cry or sound produced by an animal.
sangat 1. adj. lonesome, lonely. 2. n. homesickness, lonesomeness, loneliness. 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. cf. [meing] udamwere.
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.
sangkamwahu n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
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 adj. very early in the morning. Re sangkenei. They are early. Re me sangkenei. They are early.
sap vi. to cut into pieces. sepe₂, vt.
sapa₁ adj. inappropriate, bizarre, incongruous, not fitting. E sapa wahnpoaron men en sakaula. It is inappropriate for a minister to be intoxicated.
sapa₂ n. bird sp., pigeon,.
sapai adj. unfortunate, unlucky, poor.
sapairair meing. adj. unfair, partial, inequitable.
sapak vt. to harvest, of bananas. sapasap₁, vi.
sapakaris adj. unpopular; unattractive. cf. [meing] rekeseipwel.
sapal vi. to walk on the land or on the reef, implying to a destination a considerable distance away, to hike. cf. [meing] uresed.
sapahl 1. vi. to repeat an activity; to do again. 2. meing. vi. to return. cf. pwur.
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 1. adj. generous. 2. n3s. generosity. cf. [meing] kalanglik, pohndewehlap.
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 or both hands.
sapehda vt. to lift up with one of both hands.
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.
sapekenko 1. meing. adj. generous, merciful. 2. meing. n. kindness, generosity, mercy, grace (the grace of God). cf. kalahngan.
sapeleng n. grass sp., 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.
sapehda vt. to lift up with one of both hands. cf. [meing] saplangih.
sapede n3s. the area of a palm where the fronds begin to emerge from the trunk.
sahpis 1. n. service, as in a restaurant. 2. vi. to serve. [Jap. sābisu < Eng.]
sapuht vi. to collect bananas. Ohlo kadek sammen. The man is a good butcher. I pahn sapuht. I will do some banana collecting. sapak
saplangih meing. vt. to lift up with one or both hands. cf. sapehda.
sapw₁, also sapwehn 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 num. hundred million.
sahpw n. (3sg. sapwe) land, farmstead, homestead.
sahpw sarawi n. sacred land; a phrase often used by Pohnpeians to describe their island. Pohnpei sahpw sarawi. Pohnpei is a sacred land.
sapwakapw n. newly cultivated land; newly acquired homestead land;.
sapwake n. turtle sp., 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.
sapwad mwoh n. twenty-fourth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the first night following the last quarter of the lunar cycle.
sapwad mwuhr n. twenty-third night of the month in the traditional calendar, approximately the night of the last quarter of the lunar cycle. Sapwad mwuhr iei pwohng kerieisek-siluh nan ehu sounpwong. Sapwad mwuhr is the twenty-third night of the month.
Sapwatakai, also Sapwtakai. n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti; the stone city built by Lempwei Sapal, also known as Lempwei Sok, after he fled from Nan Madol ; Sapwatakai was the seat of the once independent chiedom of Kepihleng.
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. cf. [meing] nillime.
sapwehie, also sapwehn sakau. n. the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the initial 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.
sapwellimankihda meing. vt. to accept; to raise , to rear₁, to have children. Mwohnsapw sapwellimanikhda seri silimen. His highness had three children. cf. alehda, nainikihda.
sapwellime meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifiers ah₂ and nah. cf. nah, ah.
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 Eir n. the ancestral homeland of the Pohnpeians from which the first voyage to Pohnpei emanated.
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.
sapwehn koanoat meing. n. the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the initial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.
sapwen luh meing. n. a land of leftovers, said of Pohnpei, where leftover food is commonly eaten. Pohnpei sapwen luh. Pohnpei is a land of leftovers.
sapwen neipi n. land, the title to which was issued during the administrative period of the American navy. [Eng. neipi]
sapwehn sakau, also sapwehie. n. the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the initial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.
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.
sapwendip humiliative. n. homicide.
sapwendipala vi. to commit homicide.
sapwendipkihla vt. to kill.
Sapwehrek n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
sapwedek vi. to be untied; to be untangled. sapwad, vt.
Sapwetan n. a title.
Sapwikini, also Sepwikini. n. the leader and discoverer who organized the maiden voyage which discovered Pohnpei and initiated the construction of the settlements in Pohnpei.
sapwile n. high island, as opposed to an atoll.
Sapwohn n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
sapworang n. a large sea creature (identity unknown).
sapwung 1. adj. mistake, incorrect, wrong, erroneous. 2. n. mistake, error. cf. [meing] sapwungiso.
sapwungiso meing. n. a sacred mistake or error, referring to the intentional ignoring by a chief of a transgression by a member of the royalty. cf. sapwung.
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, empty land. cf. [meing] sedarensapw.
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.
sarasang vi. to fade away, as of a color or a mental or physical condition. Ahi men meiro sarasang. My sleepiness faded away.
sar₂ vi. to be harvested, of kava. Sakauo pahn sar rahn wet. That kava will be havested today. sarek₃, vt.
sar₃ vi. to disperse, of a crowd.
sahr n. mangrove crab hole.
sara₁, also sarapeseng. vi. to open one's mouth. cf. [meing] dauwaspeseng.
sarapeseng vi. to open one's mouth. Ke kak sarapeseng? Can you open your mouth?
sara₂ n. fish sp., squirrelfish.
sara sike weitahta n. fish sp., squirrelfish.
sara weitahta n. fish sp., squirrelfish.
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.
sarapeseng vi. to open one's mouth. Ke kak sarapeseng? Can you open your mouth? kasarapeseng, vt. cf. [meing] dauwaspeseng.
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.
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 look up. cf. [meing] mahlengda, ninlangih.
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.
sarawi₂, also iohsep. n. gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.
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 duck₁, to dodge. sansar₂, vi.
sarek₂ vt. to relieve another of his burden.
sarek₃ vt. to harvest, of kava. sar₂, vi.
sarekarek adj. easily sunburned. Mehn waii me sarekarek sang mehn Pohnpei. White foreigners are more easily sunburned than Pohnpeians.
sarekek adj. peeling, as of the skin or as of paint; of plywood, coming to be separated.
sarekeleng meing. vi. to trim, of one's fingernails or toenails. cf. sarkik.
sarep vt. to root₁, while looking for something; to search by unearthing.
sarepidi vt. to bury; to cover with soil or earth.
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. cf. [meing] ketselewi.
sarkik vi. to trim, of one's fingernails or toenails. cf. [meing] sarekeleng, 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.
sarwaru, also saruwaru. 1. adj. eccentric, erratic. 2. vi. to be wandering around aimlessly.
sarwel n. a treatment given to people made ill by a sounwinahni .
sarwelinsapw n. magic to revitalize land that has become exhausted.
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, highly valued for its lumber.
sadik adj. bitter, as characteristic of menioak, mwekimwek, or kehmpalahi; This term is commonly used in U; in other municipalities, kampe is more common.
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, 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.
sawa weitahta n. a Colocasia taro cultivar.
sawaidenleng meing. n. herbal medicine, medicine; any potion or article intended to have a medical or magical function. cf. wini.
sawahn awai n. taro sp., from Hawai'i, variously called Hawaiian taro, Honolulu taro, American taro, New World taro, sweet taro, and cocoyam, 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 india n. a Colocasia taro cultivar, from India.
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.
sawas 1. vi. to help, to assist, to aid. 2. n. help, assistance, aid. sewese, vt.
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 vi. to shout in a falsetto voice, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight or sending a signal. cf. [meing] kowet.
seh₁ n. sandy place inside the barrier reef.
seh₂, also kadekedek. n. a falsetto shout, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight or sending a signal. cf. [meing] kowet.
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. saik₁, vt.
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. n. trip, journey, travel. seiloakih cf. kapwaireleng.
seiloakih vt. to go on a trip to, to travel to. seiloak, vi. cf. [meing] kapwairelenge.
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. fast₁, in walking.
seimenihke vi. to gather any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.
Seims Biblical. n. James, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]
seimwoak 1. meing. vi. to sleep. 2. meing. n. sleep. cf. meir.
sein, also sihn₃. n. chain. [Eng.]
Seina n. [Eng.] see Seini.
Seini, also Seina. n. China.
Seinwar n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti and Nett.
seip, also sehp₁. n. food cabinet, safe. [Eng.]
Seipahn n. Saipan.
seipar meing. vi. to sneeze. cf. asi₁.
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.
seir n. a generic name for seirin pohnpei and seirin wai.
seiranki vi. to not know.
seirek 1. meing. vi. to laugh. 2. n. laugh, laughter. cf. kouruhr.
seirengki vt. to laugh at, to consider something to be laughable. Iso seirengki mwomwen ohlo. Iso laughed at those men.
seiren vi. to do something reluctantly or against one's will. I seirenieng arail kamadipwo. I participated in their feast reluctantly.
seiren pohnpei , also seirin pohnpei, pwuhr. n. tree spp., Fragraea berteroana, valued for its fragrant flowers, and Gynotroches axillaris.
seiren wai, also seirin wai. n. tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.
seirengki meing. vt. to laugh at, to consider something to be laughable. Iso seirengki mwomwen ohlo. Iso laughed at those men. cf. kouruhrki.
seirin pohnpei, also seiren pohnpei, pwuhr. n. tree spp., Fragraea berteroana, valued for its fragrant flowers, and Gynotroches axillaris.
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. cf. [meing] kotokot, tahta.
seidi meing. vi. to stay overnight, to go to bed, to bed down. Mwohnsapw seidier. Mwohnsapw went to sleep. cf. pweidi.
seiwerer vi. to gather werer, a sp. of sea cucumber.
seu, also sou₉. n. hump, pile.
sehu, also inentep. n. sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum.
seualahl n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seuahlek n. a sugar cane cultivar, resembling the reed species called ahlek.
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.
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, normally used to invite the sohpeidi to a feast or a social function.
seupwoson, also sohpwoson. adj. skeptical.
seuseu n. (3sg. seusewi) smaller auxiliary tubers of a yam plant.
seutoal, also seun nukini. n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seuweita, also seun nta. n. a sugar cane cultivar.
sek₁ vi. to ring₂, to collide. seker, vt.
sek₂ n. check, as a bank check. [Eng.]
sehk₁ vt. to cut, to give a haircut. seisei₂, vi.
sehk₂ n. jack₃, 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. Einiak me sekehkun. A fire of mangrove wood is inextinguishable.
sekehlok adj. not easily hurt, not quick to give up. Aramaso me sekehlop. That person is not easily hurt.
seken₁ n. mangrove sp.
seken₂ n. second₂, as a unit of time; second₁, in a sequence. [Eng.]
sekehn, also sekeh. adv. not easily. Mahr sekehn ohla. Preserved breadfruit doesn't easily spoil.
sekenekenen soupeidi idiom said of an undeserving holder of a high title, obtained by blood rather than by achievement.
sekeniken adj. least favorite.
sekenmei, also kamadipw en sekenmei, kamadipw en nohpwei. 1. meing. n. a feast of reciprocation for the first feast of the breadfruit season. 2. vi. to prepare the feast. 1. Sekenmei kin wiawi ni ansoun kehmei. The reciprocal feast is held during the first feast of the breadfruit season.
sekenpwoud meing. vi. to ask for forgiveness in the absence of a mediator.
seker vt. to strike or hit something that makes noise; to ring₂, as a bell. I men seker. I want to ring (used to excuse oneself before passing gas). sek₁, vi.
Sekeraia Biblical. n. Zechariah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
Sekere n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
sekere₁ humiliative. vi. to present oneself before the Mwohnsapw or Nahnken to make a statement or to give a presentation.
sekere₂ adv. maybe, perhaps. I pahn sekere laid lakapw. I might go fishing tomorrow.
sekerehki humiliative. vt. to inform. Wasahi sekerehkiher Mwohnsapw. Wasahi already informed his highness.
Sekeren n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.
sekeren waii n. foreign shore (cf. sakar), presumably the shore of Sapwen Eir.
sekesek n. plant sp., Allophylus timoriensis.
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.
sekehtuk adj. Pungin iloken ni pahina sekehtuk. The breaking of the surfs is unceasing. see sekehtok.
sekewe vt. to offer kava to someone.
sekewen ahmwadang, also sakau en ahmwadang, 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 sekewen ahmwadang. Bring the kava for initiating the feast activity.
sekewen inen pahnta, also sakau en inen pahnta. n. the third of three kava plants presented to the family of a woman by the family of a man when asking for her hand in marriage, marking the end of the ritual.
sekewen uremei, also sakau en uremei. meing. n. kava plant used to dedicate a new kava stone.
sekewen kamalau, also sakau en kamalau. n. a kava plant that has been thinned out from a planting of kava growing too closely together, presented to the Nahnmwarki.
sekewen kampwul, also sakau en kampwul. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki at night, necessitating a light to find where the plant is growing.
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 kasohralap, also sakau en kasohralap. n. the second kava plant employed after sakau en tomw to signify that a problem has been erased from memory.
sekewen kehmwakele, also sakau en kehmwakele. n. a kava plant used when asking to marry a daughter or a female relative who resides with a Nahnmwarki.
sekewen keduhsou, also sakau en keduhsou. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki at the end of the day, the purpose of which is to cause the sun to set.
sekewen kourdienial, also sakau en kourdienial. n. a kava plant that is used to placate an angry Nahnmwarki who has left a nahs in anger.
sekewen luhwen mwet, also sakau en luhwen mwet. n. the last kava plant harvested from a person's field, presented to the Nahnmwarki to inform him that there is no more.
sekewen misik, also sakau en misik. n. a kava plant used to apologize and to ask forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki, or to request his help.
sekewen pahnkiol, also sakau en pahnkiol. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki in the afternoon.
sekewen pahnsou, also sakau en pahnsou. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki (only) in the middle of the day.
sekewen pahdak, also sakau en 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.
sekewen pekimahk, also sakau en pekimahk. n. a kava plant used to apologize and to ask forgiveness from someone without the Nahnmwarki or other royalty being present.
sekewen pekpwopwoud, also sakau en pekpwopwoud. n. kava plant used in the ceremony of asking for a girl's hand in marriage.
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. a kava plant used for conflict resolution or for asking forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
sekewen wisikpwel, also sakau en wisikpwel. n. the first kava plant that is harvested and presented to the Nahnmwarki as tribute.
sekewenleng n. plant sp., Peperomia pellucida, used to treat type II diabetes.
seking akaund n. checking account₂. [Eng.]
sekirawih vt. to waste resources. sekireu, adj.
sekirawihdi vt. to deplete, to exhaust.
sekireu adj. wasteful in the use of resources. Pwutako me sekireu. That boy is wasteful. sekarewih, vt.
sekiri, also sakiri. n3s. in back or at the rear₂ 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, also sekid en kapwat. 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 pouring concrete. [Jap. seki ita]
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.
selen kaikes n. plant sp., Dalbergia candenatensis.
-seli verb. suff. here and there, without definite direction; about. tang run, tangseli run here and there; mwemweit visit, mwemweitseli visit here and there.
seliapihda meing. vt. to tie to a beam. seliepda, vi.
selie vt. to eat meat or fish along with some carbohydrate source. sali, vi. cf. [meing] irepe₂.
seliepda meing. vi. to be tied to a beam. Pekinleng kin seliepda ni kehnlangiso. The pekinleng is usually tied to the kehnlangiso. seliapihda, vt.
selioll n. the vine of Merremia peltata.
selikihr 1. adj. sad, sorry, distressed. 2. n. sadness, sorrow, distress. cf. nsensuwed.
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 (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe. cf. [meing] ohn pweirek.
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.
selipe n3s. cord used for tying.
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. the vine of Ipomoea littoralis.
sella vi. to be exiled, to be sent away to prison.
sellap, also sallap. n. vine sp., Luffa cylindrica, used medicinally.
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, wise, knowledgeable. 2. n. an expert; wisdom, knowledge. 1. Ohlo inenen semen nan tiahk en sahpw. That man is an expert in Pohnpeian culture. 2. E pahn kapwil ah semen ong nah seri kan. He will impart his wisdom to his children. samanih, vt. cf. [meing] erepit.
Sehmen n. Germany.
Semen Pwei Lapalap n. a brother of Semen Pwei Tikitik.
Semen Pwei Tikitik n. a young 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.
semwak, also semwek. 1. adj. of breadfruit, rotten or overripe. 2. n. a breadfruit disease.
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 burned 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).
Senekia n. one of the two sons of Nahliahnensokole.
Senekie n. one of the two sons of Nahliahnensokole.
Senesis Biblical. n. Genesis, the first book of the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
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.
sehnkun en kipar n. pandanus paste, a food normally made on the atolls.
Senpehn n. a large political entity in central Madolenihmw that predated the rule of the Saudeleur.
sens, also sent. n. cent, money. [Eng.]
sens mwaramwer, also sent mwaramwer. n. change, of money; coin. [sens <Eng. cent]
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.
senser₃ n. fish sp., black-tipped grouper, Epinephelus fasciatus.
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. center]
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.]
sendens ruwes n. imperative sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendilepe n. thumb or big toe. cf. [meing] lepelepe, luhke.
sendimese, also sendimesemese, tamwetamwe. meing. n. index finger. cf. senditamwetamwe.
sendimesemese, also sendimese, tamwetamwe. meing. n3s. index finger. cf. senditamwetamwe.
sendin neh n3s. toe. cf. [meing] rekepwel.
sendin peh n3s. finger. cf. [meing] rekeleng.
senditahmwele n3s. ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger. cf. [meing] tahmwele.
senditamwetamwe n3s. index finger. cf. [meing] sendimese, sendimesemese, tamwetamwe.
senditemwe, also senditemwetemwe. meing. n3s. the finger next to the index finger. cf. [meing] lahpele, temwetemwe.
senditemwetemwe n3s. see senditemwe.
senditik, also senditikitik, sohkatepe. n. (3sg. senditiki) the little finger, also called the baby finger or pinky. cf. [meing] tikilehtik.
senditikitik n3s. see senditik.
senditihmwele, also tihmwele. n3s. the finger next to the forefinger. cf. [meing] lahpele, temwetemwe.
sendohki n. fighter plane₂. [Jap. sentōki]
sent, also sens. n. cent, money. [Eng.]
sent mwaramwer, also sens mwaramwer. n. change, of money; coin. [sent <Eng. cent]
senturi n. century. [Eng.]
Senweri n. January. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Daliaram.
seng vi. to cry, to weep, to moan. sangid, vt. cf. [meing] udamwer, tenihr.
sehng vt. to go look for someone or something whose presence is expected.
sengeu adj. lusty.
sengeurahra, also sengeuraran. adj. excessively lusty.
sengeuraran adj. see sengeurahra.
sengel vi. to sigh, to breathe. cf. [meing] kahngahng.
sengiloal 1. vi. to be emotionally afflicted. 2. n. (3sg. sengiloale) emotional affliction. 2. 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.
sehp₁, also seip. n. food cabinet, safe. [Eng.]
sehp₂ vi. to be safe, in baseball. [Eng.]
Sepanaia Biblical. n. Zephaniah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
sepe₁ n3s. cheek. cf. [meing] likinmwoal.
sepe₂ vt. to cut into pieces. sap, vi.
sepeimwekid adj. speechless, quiet. cf. [meing] malawahn.
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, oda, 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.
sepwil- vi. to move; to change status. Wasai pahn sepwilida Nahnmwarki. The Wasai will be promoted to Nahnmwarki.
sepwilida vi. to improve in status.
sepwilidi vi. to diminish in status.
sepwiliras interj. an expression used to claim food dropped by another.
sepwilida vi. to improve in status.
sepwilidi vi. to diminish in status.
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 light₁. sere₂, vt.
ser₂ vi. to run aground.
ser₃ interj. an exclamation used to attract the attention of two or more people.
ser- vi. to be dug, to be buried. Sousowo pahn serida. The grave will be dug. Mehlaho pahn seridi. The remains will be buried.
sehr₁ n. a portable light₁ 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.
serein meing. n. the rank of Nahnmwarki, commonly used in Nett.
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.
Seremaia Biblical. n. Jeremiah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
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.
Serihso n. holders of the first twelve titles in the Nahnken line. serihso royal or noble child.
seri nenek n. child born out of wedlock.
seri pwelel n. infant.
seri soupeidi n. see seri sohpeidi.
seri sohpeidi n. the offspring of a chiefly clan. cf. [meing] neineinioas.
serierlap meing. n. advice. cf. kaweid.
seriko, also serwa. archaic. n. dear, a term of affection use by parents with their children or among friends. Seriko, kumwail kohdo kommoal. Dear children, come and rest.
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 pahn kupwor n. child of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
serihn peidiar n. stepchild.
serihn pirap n. illegitimate child. cf. [meing] serihn soaradak.
serihn soaradak meing. n. illegitimate child of a Nahnmwarki. cf. serihn pirap.
serihnei n. favorite child; a title.
seringiring adj. almost ripe, ready to harvest.
Serihso meing. n. holders of the first twelve titles in the Nahnken line. serihso royal or noble child.
serihso, 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.
sero num. zero. [Eng.]
serohk vi. to clear one's throat.
sehrodok archaic. n. any object left in the open that can be used as weapon. Dehr kihdi naip likin ihmw pwe e kak 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. chairman, 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, vt.
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.
serda 1. n. a feast held when the posts for a new house are placed in the ground. 2. vi. to do the work and the feast. 1. Serda wiawiher rahn wet. The feast for the groundwork was done today. 2. Ihmwo pahn serda rahn wet. The house will have its groundwork feast today.
serwa, also seriko. n. dear, a term of affection use by parents with their children or among friends. Serwa, kohdo. My dear child, come.
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.]
sedar meing. n. empty. Sahpwo sahpw sedar. That land is an empty land. sedarensapw empty land. cf. tehn₁.
sedarensapw n. desert, wilderness, empty land.
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. to place the rotten stem of ohd or sea water in breadfruit in order to make it soft. sed, vi.
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 1. n. the midrib of palm that has fallen straight down is sticking up in the ground. 2. meing. n. a stick or rod used 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.
seht kihou 1. n. old work shirt. 2. vi. to wear an old work shirt.
setei n. a knot made with coconut leaves, used as a form of magical protection.
sehtih vt. [seht <Eng.] see seht.
setik adj. quick, in performing an action, behaving impulsively .
sehtik n. biologically or culturally determined attitudes or behaviors . Lih ahneki sehtik en lih. A woman has the consciousness of a woman. Lih ahneki sehtik en lih. A woman behaves like a woman.
sewe, also sowe₁. vt. to mix liquids with non-liquids; to exchange agricultural products for fish. Kumwa sewe amwa simenten pwe me nohn ngalangal. You need to mix your concrete with water because it is too dry. Pihl pahn sewe winio pwe me katik. Water will be mixed with the medicine because it is bitter. I pahn sewehla kanatail mwahmw ko. I will do the exchange for our fish. I pahn sewe kentail mwahmw ko. I will reciprocate our gift of fish.
sewenmwomw 1. n. an exchange of agricultural products for fish. 2. vi. to exchange agricultural products for fish.
sewese vt. to help, to assist, to aid. sawas, vi.
sewi, also sowi. n. conch shell, conch shell trumpet. cf. [meing] kederwahwa.
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.
sie n. bird sp., Pohnpei mountain starling, Aplonis pelzelni, very rare and possibly extinct.
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.
sikila vi. to extend, to stick out. see sik-. Imwin tuhkeho sikila liki. The end of the beam extends out.
siksang adj. exceed, surpass. Koht me siksang mehkoaros. God exceeds all.
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.
sikamwer meing. n. water set out for the washing of hands. Kumwail onopada sikamwer. You should get the water ready the washing of hands. cf. pilen emwiemw.
sikamwerada meing. vi. to wash one's hands. cf. emwiemw.
sikamwere meing. vt. to wash one's hands. Isipahu sikamwere pehn serio. Isipahu is washing the child's hands. cf. amwin.
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 limp₁.
siken vt. to push. pisiken, vi.
sikeng 1. vi. to take a test or examination. 2. n. test, examination. [Jap. shiken]
sikila vi. to extend, to stick out. Imwin tuhkeho sikila liki. The end of the beam extends out. see sik-.
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 the people of Sokehs and Nett against the Spanish in 1887 and who later became the Nahnmwarki of Kitti.
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. seal₂, the sea mammal. [Eng.]
sihlang, also sihleng. meing. n. (3sg. sihlangi) face. cf. mahs₂.
silapel n. syllable. [Eng.]
silasil 1. n. magical protection against another's harmful magic, medicine, or spirits. 2. vi. to obtain such magical protection.
silasil en madau n. a spell to protect against ocean spirits.
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.]
sileu n. fish sp., dog tooth tuna, a variety of Gymnasarda unicolor.
silemehl n. small adze for making a canoe.
sihleng meing. n. (3sg. sihlengihr) face. cf. mahs₂.
silepe n. pastor; watchman, 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.
silikin num. three. see kin₂.
silikis num. three. see kis₁.
silikid num. three thousand.
silimen num. three. see men₃.
silimwodol num. three. see mwodol.
silimwut num. three. see mwut₂.
silinen num. thirty thousand.
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.
silipei num. three. see pei₅.
silipen mwomwohdiso n. head of a parish, in the Catholic church.
siliper n. silver. [Eng.]
silipit num. three. see pit₂.
silipoar num. three. see poar₁.
silipwiki num. three hundred.
silipwidik num. three. see pwidik.
silipwong num. three. see pwong.
silipwoat num. three. see pwoat.
silipwuloi num. three. see pwuloi.
silira num. three. see ra.
silirar num. three million.
silisapw num. three hundred million.
silihsek num. thirty. see eisek.
silisel num. three. see sel₂.
silisou num. three. see sou₄.
silisop num. three. see sop₂.
silisu num. three. see su.
silidep num. thirty million.
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.
sillik num. three billion.
sillopw num. three hundred thousand.
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 (mwahng₂) cultivar.
simpal n. cymbal. [Eng.]
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.
sihmpwul Biblical. n. lamb. [sihm(w) < sihpw <Eng. sheep]
sihn₁ n. scene, as in a play; a stage setting. [Eng.]
sihn₂ n. gene. [Eng.]
sihn₃, also sein. n. chain. [Eng.]
sinakoke n. synagogue; chapel, used by Protestants. [Eng.]
sinahni archaic. n. kava, Piper methysticum, a cultural keystone sp.
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. lily sp., butterfly lily, also commonly called ginger, Hedychium coronarium, commonly used to make mwaramwar; also Hedychium flavescens, used as an ornamental, and Zingiber officinale, ginger, introduced by the Japanese for medicinal purposes. [Eng.] see sohnga.
sinter oangen waii n. a sinter (Hedychium coronarium) cultivar, with yellow flowers.
sinter pwetepwet n. a sinter (Hedychium coronarium) cultivar, with white flowers.
sing vi. to fart. singid, vt. cf. [meing] anginmwelu, enginmwelu, nanmwoal₂.
sihng n. (3sg. singe, singi) fart. cf. [meing] anginmwelu, enginmwelu.
Singapohr n. Singapore. [Eng.]
singiles n. T-shirt, singlet. [Eng.]
singid vt. to fart at. sing, vi.
singlal n. a heavy discharge of wind from the anus.
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; to tell a story while acting it out. [sipai <Eng. spy]
sipaining n. spy, secret agent. [Eng. ? spying]
sipaider n. spider, generically. [Eng.]
sipahk, also spahk. n. spark plug. [Eng. spark]
sipal vi. to cross over an obstacle; to skip, as a grade in school or a title.
sipalla 1. meing. vi. to die. 2. meing. n. death, remain, as of dead body, funeral, wake. 1. Sipalla ieu me re mwomwohdang. It is a funeral that they are attending. cf. mehla.
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.
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, fast₁. [Jap. supīdo < Eng. speed]
sipuwer archaic. vi. to trim hair at or below the base of the neck.
sippwu n. foul tip, in baseball. [Jap. chippu]
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 n. see sipwihrek.
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, snobbish. [Jap. shirankao] sirangkawe, vt.
sirangkawe vt. to ignore, to behave snobbishly toward. [Jap. shirankao] sirangkau, adj.
sirarahi 1. meing. vi. to cough. 2. n. cough. 1. Sapwellimw siraraio doar. The Nahnmwarki’s coughing is worse. cf. kopokop.
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.]
sihs₂ n. cheese. [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.]
sisinleng 1. meing. vi. to rub noses, the traditional form of a kiss. 2. meing. n. the act of rubbing noses. cf. mpoake.
sisipwai meing. n3s. nose. cf. tumwe.
sisidem, also sisdem. n. system, such as a stereo system or an entertainment system.
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.
sidaik, also sdeik. n. steak. [Eng.]
sidail n. style. [Eng.]
sidailen adj. stylish, fashionable.
sidaudau n. fish sp., kawakawa, Euthynnus affinis.
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.
sidar Biblical. n. zither. [Eng.]
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 vi. to be embarrassed by the unexpected.
sidohp n. stove. [Eng.]
sidohsa n. automobile, car, vehicle. [Jap. jidōsha]
sidohsahn kokun kisiniei n. fire truck. [Jap. sidohsa]
sidohwa, also sdohwa. n. store, shop. [Eng.]
sihdnaip n. sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger. [Eng. sheath knife]
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!
Soel Biblical. n. Joel, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
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]
soiu₂ n. tree sp.
soik vi. to politely refuse an offer.
soikala vt. to reject, to totally refuse, to veto.
soire adj. unlimited, infinite.
sohirehdie adj. not cautious in speaking; speaking freely; careless in speaking. Ahmw sohirehdie kahreda aramas kailongkinuhk. Your careless habits of speaking is why people hate you.
soisoi adj. favored, cherished, beloved, of a child or pet.
sohitar, also seuitar. 1. n. deficiency. 2. adj. deficient.
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 1. num. cl. used to count piles of feces. 2. meing. n. feces. 1. pwise pahsou four piles of feces. cf. pwise.
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.
souepwel, also soepwel. 1. adj. irresponsible, negligent, careless. 2. n. irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.
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.
soukelengsapw adj. dauntless, bold, not shy, not mahk₁. Mwahnakapwo me soukelengsapw. That young man is dauntless.
soukepir n. a male master of the dance called kepir.
soukihn, also nein soukihn. n. a yam cultivar.
Soukise n. see Soukisehnleng.
Soukisehnleng, also Soukise. 1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of Kitti, literally 'master of heaven'; the ruler-priest of Onohnleng in Kitti who played an important role in the creation of a new political order for the island following the collapse of the Saudeleur dynasty. 2. vi. to hold this title.
soukisiniei 1. vi. to start a fire, to ignite. 2. n. the act of starting a fire. 1. I pahn soukisiniei. I will start a fire.
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, also sounlek. n. an expert in castration.
soulekelek n. castrator; one who inflicts ornamental scarification on others.
Souleng n. Christian, congregation.
soulepeu 1. adj. insensitive; arrogant. 2. n. insensitivity; arrogance.
Soulik n. a title.
Soulik en And n. the ruler of And atoll.
soulik en lukuwal, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, lukielel, opohp. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
soulik en mesihsou, also elies, kupwuneik. n. a yam cultivar.
soulik en palikir n. a yam cultivar.
soulik en pohrasapw n. a yam cultivar.
Soulik en Pohrasapw n. a title.
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 accepting or not choosy.
soulopou, also seulepeu. adj. bold, dauntless.
soumahk₁ adj. bold, brazen, insensitive.
soumahk₂ 1. adj. inexorable, relentless. 2. n. relentlessness.
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).
soumasapwair meing. n. a pair of logs used as the main supports for the firewood structure of an uhmw. cf. mpehn.
Soumadau n. a title.
Soumedewen Sokehs n. a title awarded to Nihwe, who fought against the Spaniards and led the rebellion against the Germans; a highly respected title in Sokehs.
soumet n. rot, decay.
soumetla vi. to rot, to decay. 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. 3. vi. to be sick or ill. cf. [meing] kepinsalehd, sounei, luhmwuhmw.
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 eni 1. n. a sickness caused by a ghost that manifests itself in a variety of ways, such as by fever or shaking. 2. vi. to have this sickness.
soumwahu en kau 1. n. an illness resulting from being possessed by evil spirits, resulting in extreme weakness, headaches, vomiting, and pain all over the body; if left untreated it may result in death;. 2. vi. to have this illness.
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 moahng medek n. headache that can by treated by medication.
soumwahu en mwahliel n. headache, nausea, and vomiting, a condition more severe than soumwahu en moahng medek.
soumwahu en mwasahl 1. n. hernia. 2. vi. to have a hernia.
soumwahu en mwidihlik 1. n. kidney stone, causing pain in the back and numbness in the legs. 2. vi. to have kidney stones.
soumwahu en nan moahng sahliel n. insanity, a state of confusion or disorientation.
soumwahu en nan mpwei 1. n. ulcer. 2. vi. to have ulcer.
soumwahu en nan sousou 1. n. an illness caused by a ghost from a grave. 2. vi. to have this illness.
soumwahu en naniak 1. n. mangrove sickness, causing one to experience joint pain, with an accompanying headache, stomach ache, and back ache; the intensity of the illness is said to vary with the height of the tides, with the most severe symptoms at high tide. 2. vi. to have this sickness.
soumwahu en nansapw 1. n. an illness associated with cultivated areas, resulting in a loss of appetite and interest in associating with others; the afflicted person typically just sleeps and feels worse when the sun rises or sets. 2. vi. to have this illness.
soumwahu en nsensuwed 1. n. sadness, depression. 2. vi. to be sad, to be depressed.
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 poahson n. see soumwahu en poahson medek.
soumwahu en poahson medek, also soumwahu en poahson. n. an illness of women (and less often men), characterized by a pain just below the stomach when carrying things or sitting in water for an extended period of time, accompanied by fever and frequent urination.
soumwahu en rerrer, also soumwahu rerrer. 1. n. epilepsy. 2. vi. to be epileptic.
soumwahu en saleng medek, also saleng medek. 1. n. earache. 2. vi. to have an earache.
soumwahu en seri 1. n. a sickness of infants, causing excessive crying accompanied by fever and loss of appetite. 2. vi. to have this sickness.
soumwahu en sokolei 1. n. a sickness attributed to the sokolei, with symptoms including arthritis, swollen, painful joints, and difficulty walking; symptoms are made worse by walking through the morning dew. 2. vi. to have this sickness.
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.
soumwahu lusulus 1. n. a sickness widespread in the body, marked by chills and fever. 2. vi. to have this sickness.
soumwahu rerrer, also soumwahu en rerrer. 1. n. epilepsy. 2. vi. to be epileptic.
soumwahu suwed 1. n. a sickness caused by spirit possession. 2. vi. to have this sickness.
soumwahula vi. to become chronically ill. Liho sohla kohseli pwe e soumwahula. The lady no longer goes around because she has become chronically ill.
soumwahn, also sohmwahn. neg. not at all. I soumwahn kak kilang. I can't see at all.
soumwahnd n. a yam cultivar, the most desired variety of kehpin dolen pohnpei.
Soumwaroh, also Samworo. n. a traditional high priest.
soumwehl n. plant spp., Laportea interrupta and Laportea ruderalis.
Soumwenleng, also Saumwenleng. n. the title of the high priest of Salapwuk who headed the Pwonginsapw rituals and ceremonies.
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.
Sounahleng n. the reef on which Nan Madol was built.
sounapwalih vt. to care for.
sounadahd n. whetstone.
Souneir n. an extinct clan.
sounek, also sohnek. vi. to strain, to push while holding one's breath. E sounek en pek. He strained to defecate. cf. [meing] enginleng.
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.
Sounihrek n. the section chief of Pakihn.
sounouremen n. dreamer.
sounkauseni, also sounkouseni. n. exorcist (traditional, not Christian); fresh plant leaves are used for the exorcism; the exorcist may go to a grave to prevent the spirit of a dead person from leaving it or to permanently send the spirit to Pahn Uhn And.
sounkamakam n. torturer. Ih sounkamakam men. He's a torturer.
sounkamaramas n. killer.
sounkamehlel n. witness; mediator in a conflict.
sounkamour Biblical. n. savior.
sounkanekid n. treasurer.
sounkapakap n. prayer leader.
sounkapahndil n. an intermediary for a man and a woman.
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. archaic. 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.
sounkouseni, also sounkauseni. n. exorcist (traditional, not Christian); fresh plant leaves are used for the exorcism; the exorcist may go to a grave to prevent the spirit of a dead person from leaving it or to permanently send the spirit to Pahn Uhn And.
sounkolukol n. the person who holds the cup during the preparation of kava.
sounkomour n. savior.
sounkopwung, also sounkoupwung. n. judge, in court.
Sounkopwung Biblical. n. Judges, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).
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, also sounpoaropwe. n. soothsayer.
sounkohwa n. deacon; in the Protestant church, a rank above elter and below sounpadahk.
sounlaid n. fisherman.
sounlek, also soulek. n. an expert in castration.
sounlih n. a maker of lihli.
sounlokaia n. an eloquent public speaker, a master spokesperson.
sounmahlen n. painter. [mahlen <Ger.]
Sounmaraki n. a clan.
sounmwadong n. player, athlete; actor, actress.
sounne n. one who is in charge of distributing food at a kamadipw.
sounnet n. store clerk.
sounnting n. writer.
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] tumwen paipenleng, 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.
sounpoaropwe, also sounkosetipw. archaic. n. soothsayer.
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 (mwahng₂) cultivar.
sounpwoapw₁ 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. sounpwoapwih, vi.
sounpwoapw₂ meing. n. pubis. cf. pwere₂.
sounpwoapwih vt. see sounpwoapw₁.
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, also sohnsenoh. adj. unconcerned, impassive, careless.
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, one who sews.
soundou₁ n. climber.
soundou₂ n. inspector.
soundolung n. harvester.
soundoar Biblical. n. savior.
soundoadoahk n. expert worker, one 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.
Soupaip archaic. n. an ancient name for Sokehs Island.
soupal n. expert builder; expert canoe builder.
soupar n. the second of four minor breadfruit seasons (January), associated with the flowering of the pahr₂ tree . New fruit begin to develop on breadfruit trees at this time.
soupei, also madepei. n. 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; royalty.
souper, also seuper. adj. fearless.
soupirleng meing. n. the accumulation of dried leaves from a previous uhmw. cf. kulup.
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.
souriahlap n. the name of one of the kava pounding stones used for pounding kava dedicated to the Nahnmwarki.
souriahtik n. the name of one of the kava pounding stones used for pounding kava dedicated to the Nahnken.
souripeleng meing. n. used banana leaves or breadfruit leaves from an uhmw. cf. rihp.
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 ihmw meing. n. a broom or duster for use in residential quarters. cf. kepennok.
Souwel Lapalap n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
souwen n. male master of wehn dance songs.
souwen uhmw meing. n. a wedge made of hard wood that is used to split breadfruit as they are placed in a uhmw. cf. pwaii.
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.
sohk₁ meing. vt. to eat, drink, or smoke. cf. kang, nim, sumwoak.
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 pound₁ a kava stone after the kava is prepared.
sohkatepe₁ adj. useless.
sohkatepe₂ n3s. the little finger, also called the baby finger or pinky. cf. [meing] tikilehtik.
sohkelengsapw adj. bold, forward, shameless. Peinakapwo me sohkelengsapw. That young lady is bold.
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]
sokolamwowe n. a yam cultivar.
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. cf. [meing] irar, irareileng, irareiso, dakapahr.
sokoniorakapw n. the tip of a banana, which turns black when withered.
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.
sokoahtikitik n. a yam cultivar.
sokko, also soko. 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. the 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.]
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.
sompehs n. powdered soap; now used as a generic term for any powdered soap, replacing rinso in this usage.
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 vt. to soak; to weigh down in the water; to plant yams.
Sohn Biblical. n. John, four books in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament), Sohn, 1 Sohn, 2 Sohn, 3 Sohn. [Eng.]
Sona Biblical. n. Jonah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
sohnek, also sounek. vi. to strain, to push while holding one's breath. E sohneken pek. He strained to defecate. cf. [meing] enginleng.
Sohnpepidais, also Sounpepidais. n. John the Baptist. [Eng.]
sohnsenoh, also sounsenoh. adj. unconcerned, impassive, careless.
sohndi vi. to inherit.
song vt. to try, to attempt; to taste; to challenge.
sohng 1. vt. to measure, to survey. 2. n. measurement, pattern.
sohng karakar n. temperature.
sohnga, also sinter. n. ginger, Zingiber officinale. [Jap. shōga]
songaipwisi 1. n. an obstacle race. 2. vi. to run an obstacle race. [Jap. shōgaibutsu]
sohngada vi. to act out, to pretend, to pretend play (as when young children emulate adult work).
songosong n. temptation.
songmar 1. n. feast of preserved breadfruit. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. cf. [meing] sakalap.
songmaterek vi. to fish on the third day of a funeral to determine 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.]
Sohp Biblical. n. Job, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
sopa n. soup. [Jap. soba]
sohpai₂ n. business. [Jap. shōbai]
sohpaih vt. to be face to face with someone; to confront. I pahn sohpaih ahi kauno rahnwet. I will face my boss today.
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; royalty.
sopin nanwehwe n. rocket. [sohp <Eng. ship]
sopinpahsed n. submarine.
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.
sohpowe adj. disrespectful.
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 unit of measurement of area, approximately 100,000 square feet. (Note that the Japanese source word chō was used as a prewar, pre-metric unit of measurement equivalent to 106,000 square feet. The presence of the final consonant in Pohnpeian is unexplained.). [Jap. chō]
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. cf. [meing] kerepwel₁.
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. cf. [meing] mwoaltehmwahuwih.
Sorsia, also Sohsia. n. Georgia. [Eng.]
sos adj. stinging.
Sohseng n. Korea. [Jap. chōsen < Kor.]
soses n. see soset.
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.
Sosua Biblical. n. Joshua, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
sosmikieu n. a yam cultivar.
sohdipe adj. innocent, without sin.
sohdo 1. n. shortstop, in baseball. 2. vi. to play shortstop. [Jap. shōto < Eng. short]
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!
sohte tihnsowe, also tehnlikinsapw. n. fern sp., Ophioglossum pendulum.
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. see sohwawi.
sohwawi adj. lacking respect. see sowawi.
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.
sowi, also sewi. n. conch shell, conch shell trumpet. cf. [meing] kederwahwa.
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, beadtime story. 2. vi. to tell a tale or bedtime story. soaiia, vt. cf. [meing] pilepilenpwong.
soaiia vt. to relay, to tell a tale or bedtime story. soaii, vi.
soaiipoad 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.
soakoa₂, also sakau. 1. n. kava, Piper methysticum, a cultural keystone sp.; any intoxicating beverage. 2. vi. to consume kava; to be intoxicated, to be drunk (Kitti pronunciation). [Pol. te kawa] cf. [meing] kaker, keinihn, luhmwuhmwla, sinahni.
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. n. salt of the earth.
soan adj. aligned, arranged, settled, ordered.
soahn vi. to be wounded.
soanamamah vi. to await something calmly.
soanamas 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.
soansuwed adj. uncomfortable, not fitting well; inappropriate.
soansuwed en liseian n. morning sickness (resulting from pregnancy).
soandi vi. to be settled. Soahng koaros soandier. Everything had been settled.
soahng n. kind, sort, type₁. Ehu soahng! That's different!
soangada, also manda. n. next day.
soangesoangen adj. a collection of different things, variety.
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 something.
soahr n. (3sg. soare) inner quality, of a person; positive public image; facial reaction. Weliepeho mie soare. The representative has inner quality. Soaren liho ong ohlo me sohte mwhau. The facial reaction of the lady was not good. Ehn ohlo soahr nan wehiet me sansal. The man's positive public image in this chiefdom is obvious.
soaramwahu adj. having a positive or favorable image.
soaradak n. illegitimate son of a Nahnmwarki.
soahrong n. ridgepole of a building.
soaroaloak n. a beam placed in the ground between the center post (apwin₁) and the right platform post (uhrenloak) at the entrance to a feasthouse.
soarsuwed 1. adj. disgraceful. 2. n. disgrace. 2. E kihengkitail soaruwed. It brought us disgrace.
su 1. vi. of two marbles, to be separated by the distance of an outstretched hand (from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger) 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 pound₁. suk sakau pound kava.
sukusuk vi. to pound kava. n. the preparation of 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 school₂. 2. n. school₂. [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.]
sukurihn, also sukrihn. n. screen. [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. square, the carpenter's tool. Kitail anahne sukuwehia. We need a carpenter's square. [Eng.]
sukrihn, also sukurihn. n. screen. [Eng.]
suksakau vi. to pound₁ kava.
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, also dakasingai. n. trochus shell, Trochus niloticus maximus, eaten, partially protected in reserve areas.
Suhn n. June. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Masedu.
sunname n. surname. [Ger. Zuname]
sungkiresek 1. vi. to masturbate. 2. n. masturbation.
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; to tell a story while acting it out. [supai <Eng. spy] 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]
suhsuhda 1. meing. vi. to vomit. 2. meing. n. (3sg. suhsuhdahr) vomit. cf. mmwus.
Sud Biblical. n. Jude, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).
suhdakerahn n. twenty-eighth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fifth night after the final quarter of the lunar cycle.
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. cf. [meing] mwoaltehmwahuwih.
suwaimwot 1. meing. vi. to whistle. 2. meing. n. (3sg. suwaimwot) whistle. cf. kuwai.
suwain n. crocheted lace, attached to the bottom of a woman's slip for decoration. [Eng. twine ?]
suwanawan slang. adj. extremely attractive, excellent.
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. n. (3sg. suwedih) badness, disdain. cf. kalahd.
suwediki vt. to disdain; to hate; to dislike.
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.]
sdampwoht n. the center piece of wood used to create the bow₂ of boat.
sdadi vi. to study. [Eng. study]
sdahdo 1. vi. to start. 2. n. starting line. [Jap. sutaato < Eng. start]
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]