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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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na

name

‘name’ - PMc *iSa, aSa

names

‘feminine prefix (with personal names of women)’ - PCMc *n[ae]i-

nation

‘person of or belonging to (a clan, nation, or place)’ - PCMc *re-, ri-

navel

‘navel’ - PMc *pʷuto

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ne

near

‘here, this near speaker’ - PMc *ee

‘near, close’ - PCMc *karani

‘near, beside’ - PMc *Soru-

neck

‘neck’ - PMc *ua₃

need

‘to wish, need’ - PMc *aneane

needlefish

‘a kind of needlefish’ - PCMc *fanaa

‘needlefish’ - PWMc *mʷaki

‘needlefish’ - PMc *[sS]aku

negative

‘future negative’ - PMc *tapʷu₂

‘future negative, will not’ - PCMc *t[ou]wai

nest

‘platform, nest’ - PMc *fata

newly

‘newly born, infant’ - PCMc *ka[wØ]o

next

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

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ni

nibble

‘nibble, gnaw, crunch’ - PMc *ŋari, ŋari-ti

night

‘any fish that can be caught at night’ - PCMc *ika-ni-pʷoŋi

‘night’ - PMc *pʷoŋi

nine

‘nine’ - PMc *Siwa

‘nine (general class of things)’ - PCMc *Siwa-ua

nipple

‘nipple’ (lit. ‘point of breast or nursing’) - PMc *mata-ni-susu

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no

no

‘no’ - PWMc *aapʷa

node

‘knot, node’ - PMc *pʷuk[ao]

‘node, joint, knot, knee’ - PMc *pʷuku, pʷukua

noise

‘a thudding noise’ - PMc *kumʷukumʷu

noisy

‘chant, sing, be noisy, laugh’ - PMc *ŋiTi

noose

‘make a noose or snare’ - PCMc *ñama

north

‘north’ - PMc *afaŋi

‘northerly, from the north’ - PMc *tokolau

northerly

nose

‘blow (one’s nose)’ - PCMc *f[ao]ŋ[ou]-si-

‘nose’ - PMc *pʷauSu

noses

‘kiss by rubbing noses’ - PWMc *fai-Toŋo

noun

‘at, in’ (with a noun base) - PWMc *lee-, law-

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nu

number

‘the number four’ (in serial counting) - PMc *faŋi

numeral

‘thousand (numeral classifier)’ - PMc *-ŋa-ratu

numerals

‘causative prefix, prefix forming ordinal numerals’ - PMc *ka-

‘general classifier in counting (suffixed to numerals)’ - PMc *-ua

nursing

‘nipple’ (lit. ‘point of breast or nursing’) - PMc *mata-ni-susu

nurture

‘pertaining to nurture’ - PCMc *amʷa

nuts

‘bunch or cluster of nuts’ - PCMc *amʷii

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