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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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o

ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

ob

object

‘him, her, it’ (object pronoun) - PMc *-a

alienable object (with possessive suffix), acquire an alienable object - PCMc *aa-, aa-ni-

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

‘prick, pointed object’ - PWMc *falu₂

‘they (independent pronoun), them (suffixed object pronoun.), their (suffixed possessive pronoun)’ - PMc *ira

‘drinkable object’ - PMc *nima-

‘object of value’ - PCMc *pʷai

‘to beat, to strike with an object’ - PCMc *w[ao]pʷo

objects

‘two (general class of objects)’ - PMc *ru[ao]-ua

obliterated

‘healed, obliterated’ - PMc *mawo

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

oc

occupied

‘busy, occupied, detained’ - PWMc *mʷaca₁

octopus

‘octopus’ - PMc *kuyita

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

od

odor

‘odor, smell’ - PMc *pʷoi, pʷoa

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

of

of

‘of’ - PMc *-i-

‘of, pertaining to’ - PMc *-ni

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

om

omen

‘omen’ - PMc *toko

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

on

on

‘surface, on’ - PMc *fawo

one

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

ones

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

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

‘smack one’s lips’ - PMc *misi

‘step, tread, apply one’s foot’ - PMc *pʷutu

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

‘wash one’s face’ - PMc *wuro, wuro-mata

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

op

open

‘open space between’ - PMc *kacawa

‘deep sea, open sea’ - PMc *ma-Sawa

‘yawn, be open mouthed’ - PMc *mawa

‘open (as bud or blossom)’ - PWMc *pʷaku

‘to split something open’ - PMc *pʷ[ae]la, pʷ[ae]la-ŋi, pʷ[ae]la-ŋaki

‘be wide open’ - PMc *[sS]afi₂

‘be open’ - PCMc *Tuu-ki

opposite

‘lee platform of sailing canoe, platform on side opposite to outrigger float’ - PCMc *epaepa

‘child of sibling of opposite sex’ - PMc *fa[sS]ua

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

or

ordinal

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

origin

‘beginning, origin, base’ - PWMc *capi

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

os

oscillating

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

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

ot

others

‘turn away, ignore the presence of others’ - PWMc *fa-liku, fa-liku-ri-

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

ou

outrigger

‘lee platform of sailing canoe, platform on side opposite to outrigger float’ - PCMc *epaepa

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

‘outrigger boom’ - PMc *kiaZo

‘outrigger float’ - PMc *Sama

outside

‘outside’ - PMc *liku

outward

‘outward’ - PMc *wotu

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

ov

oven

‘earth oven, bake in an oven’ - PMc *wumʷu, wumʷu-ni-

over

‘hand over, give’ - PMc *faŋa

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

TOP      ob    oc    od    of    om    on    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    

ow

ownership

‘verb suffix indicating acquisition or ownership’ - PCMc *-ni, -na

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