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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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ha

habit

‘habit, tendency’ - PCMc *kana, kai

hair

‘oil for skin or hair, anoint’ - PCMc *kapi-sa, kapi-si

‘tentacle, strand of hair or fiber’ - PMc *koo, koo-na

‘pubic hair’ - PMc *koro

‘hair, feathers, scales, remove (hair or scales)’ - PMc *una, unauna, una-fi

‘grey hair’ - PMc *wua, wuana

half

‘half flower (Scaevola) - PWMc *nanasu

halted

‘stopped, halted’ - PMc *tuu₂

hand

‘to have or take in hand, to handle’ - PMc *aŋa₁

‘hand net’ - PMc *cowu, cowu-ki

‘hand over, give’ - PMc *faŋa

‘hand of bananas’ (counting classifier) - PCMc *i[tØ]i

‘hand, arm, wing’ - PMc *pau

handed

‘left handed’ - PCMc *ma[iu]ŋi

handle

‘to have or take in hand, to handle’ - PMc *aŋa₁

‘handle’ - PMc *pʷuŋu

hands

‘to wash one’s hands’ - PMc *[aØ]mʷi, [aØ]mʷi ni

‘clap the hands, slap (something)’ - PMc *piki, pikipiki, piki-ri-

‘pull out with the hands from inside something’ - PMc *ra[wØ]u

‘lift up, carry, bear in one’s hands’ - PMc *tap[ae], tap[ae]-ki

harbor

‘lagoon, harbor’ - PMc *namʷo

hard

‘firm, hard, strong’ - PMc *ma-toa, ma-toatoa

‘a cold or cough, breathe hard’ - PMc *maura

haul

‘haul, pull, tow’ - PMc *are, are-ki

‘haul, pull, tow, troll’ - PCMc *liko

‘drag, haul, tow’ - PMc *uri, uruuru

have

‘to have or take in hand, to handle’ - PMc *aŋa₁

‘have a sty in the eye’ - PMc *cili

‘have liquid in the mouth’ - PMc *kumʷu

‘pool, have liquid’ - PMc *lau

‘be efficacious, have spiritual power’, ‘efficacy, spiritual power’ - PMc *mana, manamana

‘have in mind, think, remember’ - PMc *maŋi

‘to peer, have a look’ - PMc *tiro, tiro-ŋi

having

‘prefix indicating having a variable, oscillating, or variegated condition’ - PMc *mʷa-

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he

he

‘he, she, it (subject marker)’ - PMc *e-

he, she, it (independent pronoun) - PMc *ia

head

‘head’ - PCMc *fatuku

‘top of head, fontanel’ - PMc *maŋo

‘extremity, top, tip, head’ - PMc *ulu

healed

‘healed, obliterated’ - PMc *mawo

healthy

‘good, healthy’ - PMc *mʷaau

hear

‘hear, listen’ - PMc *roŋo

heart

‘heart’ - PWMc *pʷulo, pʷul[ou]lo

heat

‘to heat, be warm’ - PMc *rara

heaven

‘sky, heaven, storm’ - PMc *laŋi

‘horizon’ (lit. ‘edge of heaven’) - PWMc *pa-i-laŋi

heaviness

‘heavy, heaviness’ - PMc *cawu, cacawu, cawucawu

heavy

held

‘saved, held on to’ - PCMc *tawu₃

help

‘to help’ - PMc *[st]apa, [st]apa[st]apa, [st]apa-ŋi

here

‘here, this near speaker’ - PMc *ee

hermit

‘hermit crab’ - PMc *wumʷa

heron

‘heron’ - PCMc *karau

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hi

hibiscus

‘hibiscus’ - PMc *-fau

‘hibiscus’ - PMc *lawa

hiccough

‘hiccough’ - PMc *maSeru

hidden

‘to hide, hidden’ - PWMc *aki, akiaki

hide

high

‘tide; high tide’ - PMc *ua₂; ua-pʷut[iu]

hill

‘peak, hill’ - PMc *Solo

hither

‘toward speaker, hither’ - PCMc *soko

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ho

hoarse

‘hoarse’ - PMc *[fp]ara ?

hold

‘hold tightly’ - PCMc *faro, faro-ki, faro-ka

holder

‘holder, fastener’ - PMc *TooToo

hole

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

‘hole’ - PMc *ŋasa

‘hole’ - PCMc *pʷaŋa

‘box, hole’ - PMc *pʷaro

‘dug hole’ - PMc *[sS]ua

hollow

‘hollow, concavity’ - PMc *mawolo

holy

‘sacred, holy’ - PMc *tara

hook

‘fishhook, catch with hook’ - PMc *kau, kau-ti, kau-ta

horizon

‘horizon’ (lit. ‘edge of heaven’) - PWMc *pa-i-laŋi

house

‘meeting house’ - PMc *fale

‘house’ - PMc *imʷa

‘house post’ - PMc *tura

‘house’ - PMc *umʷa, imʷa

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hu

hull

‘windward platform on outrigger booms next to hull of sailing canoe’ - PWMc *farafa

humans

‘to whistle (of humans)’ - PCMc *uae, ka-uae

hundred

‘hundred’ - PMc *-pʷukiwa or *-pʷukua

hurry

‘hurry, move quickly’ - PWMc *kaye

hurt

‘be painful, hurt’ - PMc *masaki

husk

‘to husk coconuts’ - PMc *koso, koso-mi

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