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Updated: 3/19/2012
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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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ma

maggot

‘maggot’ - PMc *ulo

main

‘big, main’ - PMc *lapa

make

‘make alignment’ - PWMc *apara

‘do, make’ - PMc *fauru

‘make fire by fire plow method’ - PCMc *iso

‘to make an intruding or interrupting sound’ - PMc *kaka₂

‘make a noose or snare’ - PCMc *ñama

‘buzz, hum, make sound, intonation’ - PMc *ŋii

‘make fire with fireplow’ - PMc *us[ei]

male

‘man, male - PMc *mʷaane

mangrove

‘mangrove crab’ - PMc *ali-maŋo

‘mangrove’ - PMc *toŋo

many

‘how many’ - PMc *fi[sS]a-

marker

reality mode marker (suffixed to subject pronoun) - PMc *-a, -Ta

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

I (1st singular subject marker) - PCMc *i

‘we (exclusive, subject marker)’ - PMc *kayi

‘you (singular subject marker)’ - PMc *ko-, koe

‘future aspect marker’ - PMc *pʷ[ae]

‘they (3pl subject marker) - PMc *re-, ra-

‘we (inclusive, as subject marker)’ - PCMc *Ti-

marlin

‘swordfish, marlin’ - PMc *[sS]aku-laara

mast

‘mast (of a canoe)’ - PMc *katuu

‘mast (of a canoe)’ - PMc *kautu or *katuu

master

‘master, expert’ - PMc *tawu-₁

masthead

‘masthead’ - PMc *lo[sS]o-

mature

‘growth or lump under the skin, spongy core of mature coconut’ - PMc *piri

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me

me

‘me’ (suffixed object pronoun) - PMc *-au

‘my, of me’ (suffixed possessive pronoun) - PMc *-xu

meat

‘coconut cream, scraped coconut meat’ - PCMc *ar[eo]ŋu

‘meat of coconut’ - PCMc *peni

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

meet

‘meet, encounter’ - PWMc *cuu, cuu-ŋi

meeting

‘meeting house’ - PMc *fale

member

‘group, group member’ - PCMc *cao

method

‘make fire by fire plow method’ - PCMc *iso

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mi

middle

‘center, middle’ - PCMc *luuka

midrib

‘midrib of coconut frond or leaf’ - PMc *noko

mind

‘thought, be in mind’ - PMc *lama₁

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

‘emotion, feelings, sentiment, attitude, mind’ - PMc *sipa

miserable

‘miserable, wretched’ - PCMc *riea

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mo

moan

‘moan, complain’ - PMc *ŋuse

‘groan, moan’ - PMc *ŋuu

mode

reality mode marker (suffixed to subject pronoun) - PMc *-a, -Ta

moon

‘moon’ - PMc *ma-rama

moray

‘moray eel’ - PCMc *lapʷ[ou]so

more

‘very, more’ - PCMc *siki

Morinda

Morinda citrifolia’ - PMc *ñoñ[iu]

morning

‘go early in the morning’ - PMc *wuko

mosquito

‘mosquito’ - PMc *ñamʷu

moss

‘seaweed, moss, algae, scum’ - PMc *limʷu, lumʷu

mother

‘mother’ - PMc *tina

motion

‘be in motion’ - PCMc *mʷakusu

mouth

‘have liquid in the mouth’ - PMc *kumʷu

mouthed

‘yawn, be open mouthed’ - PMc *mawa

move

‘move quickly’ - PCMc *caŋa

‘walk, move around’ - PMc *faSale

‘hurry, move quickly’ - PWMc *kaye

‘move, be moved’ - PMc *ki, kiki

‘jump, move quickly’ - PWMc *mʷese, mʷemʷese

‘to move, remove’ - PMc *tare, tare-ki-

moved

‘move, be moved’ - PMc *ki, kiki

moving

‘moving, going’ - PMc *[sS]i-

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mu

mushroom

‘ear, mushroom, fungus’ - PMc *taliŋa

mutually

‘mutually’ - PMc *fi-

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my

my

‘my, of me’ (suffixed possessive pronoun) - PMc *-xu

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