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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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dark

‘dark, black’ - PMc *calo, calocalo

‘be dark’ - PMc *roco

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de

dear

‘be loved, dear’ - PCMc *caŋi

decomposed

‘crumbled, decomposed’ - PCMc *mʷoka

deep

‘deep’ - PMc *lalo₁

‘deep sea, open sea’ - PMc *ma-Sawa

deformity

‘physical deformity’ - PCMc *mʷacaya

delicious

‘delicious, taste good’ - PMc *ñañau

Delphinus

‘bowl, constellation Delphinus’ - PMc *tapia

demonstrative

plural prefix for demonstrative pronouns - PCMc *ka-, kaka-

depart

‘leave, depart’ - PWMc *Towu

deposit

‘deposit, pile up’ - PMc *ita, itaita

depressed

‘depressed and flooded area’ - PWMc *pasa

derris

‘derris vine’ - PMc *upa

descend

‘descend, get lower’ - PCMc *pʷuŋ[iu]

described

‘stative prefix indicating that what is described is an appearance or condition of being’ - PMc *ma-

designated

‘at place’ (as designated) - PCMc *i-ka-

destroy

‘to break, destroy (something)’ - PCMc *sawa-ti-, sawa-ta

detained

‘busy, occupied, detained’ - PWMc *mʷaca₁

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di

direction

‘toward or in direction of person addressed’ - PMc *watu

‘turn something over, reverse direction’ - PMc *woki, woki-si-

directional

‘go, proceed, (as directional) away’ - PMc *lako, laa

dirt

‘taro swamp, dirt as found in taro swamp’ - PCMc *pʷalu

‘dirt, soil’ - PCMc *pʷelu, pʷepʷelu

discard

‘discarded, discard’ - PMc *liki, liki-Sa, liki-Si

discarded

disease

‘skin disease’ - PMc *tanitani

disgusted

‘disgusted’ - PMc *laloua

dish

‘side dish of meat, fish, or sauce’ - PCMc *talia

dissarrange

‘dissarrange’ - PWMc *piko, piko-si

distant

‘far, distant’ - PCMc *soa

distinct

‘clear, distinct’ - PCMc *tale

district

‘district, division’ - PMc *tapʷo

ditch

‘ditch, hole (in ground)’ - PMc *lipʷa

dive

‘dive, bathe’ - PMc *Suu, SuuSuu, Suu-fi-

divination

‘knot divination’ - PWMc *pʷee

diving

‘long-winded in diving’ - PMc *patiki

division

‘district, division’ - PMc *tapʷo

dizzy

‘circle, circling, dizzy’ - PWMc *-ali, -aliali, mʷa-aliali

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dodge

‘to dodge, parry (in fighting)’ - PCMc *tou

does

‘agentive prefix indicating “one who (does, is given to doing”) (like English suffix -er)’ - PCMc *li-

doing”

doorway

‘doorway, entrance, gateway’ - PWMc *katama

dorsal

‘dorsal fin’ - PMc *iŋi

down

‘to press down’ - PMc *isa, isa-ŋi-

‘down, westward’ - PMc *siwo

‘lie down, sleep’ - PMc *w[eo]n[eo]

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drag

‘drag, haul, tow’ - PMc *uri, uruuru

dream

‘dream’ - PWMc *sasana

dried

‘dried out, withered’ - PCMc *pʷata

drift

‘adrift, drift’ - PMc *maanu

‘drift’ - PMc *pata

driftwood

‘driftwood’ - PCMc *kai-peti

drink

‘drink’ - PMc *inu, (i)nu-mi, (i)nu-ma

‘sated (with food or drink)’ - PMc *masu

drinkable

‘drinkable object’ - PMc *nima-

drip

‘leak out, drip’ - PCMc *siŋ[iu]

‘to drip’ - PMc *turu

‘to drip’ - PCMc *Tepʷu

drown

‘to drown’ - PMc *malemʷu

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du

duck

‘sea bird, duck’ - PMc *ŋaaŋaa

dull

‘dull’ - PCMc *kapʷu, kakapʷu

durable

‘slow growing, durable’ - PMc *koco₂

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dwell

‘live, dwell, exist’ - PCMc *meña

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