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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

Index to Sets

(click on a *proto-form for its set)

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

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

*ka[aØ]mami, -kamami   WMc ‘we (exclusive)’

*kaaSu, kakaaSu   ‘to scratch’

*kacawa   ‘open space between’

*kacawu   CMc ‘cloud, rain’

*kace   CMc ‘throw’

*kaci   ‘a large black ant’

*kai₁   ‘bite’

*kai₂   ‘to inform’

*kaila   ‘be strong

*kai-peti   CMc ‘driftwood’

*kaka, ka-Si, kaka-Si   ‘tie thatch’

*kaka₁   ‘cracked, split’

*kaka₂   ‘to make an intruding or interrupting sound’

*kakaŋi   CMc ‘sharp’

*kala, ma-kala   ‘break, cut, scatter’

*kalo   CMc ‘roll or twist fiber into rope’

*kalo   WMc ‘loin cloth, skirt’

*kami   WMc ‘we (exclusive), us’

*kamii   CMc you (plural)

*kamʷu   you (plural)

*kana, kai   CMc ‘habit, tendency’

*kana, kani   ‘food’, ‘eat (something)’

*kanawa   ‘a tree (Cordia subcordata)’

*kaŋi   eat (something)

*kapa   bundle of something

*kapi   ‘bottom, butt end’

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

*kapʷu, kakapʷu   CMc ‘dull’

*kara, kakara   ‘burnt’

*kara, kara-si, kara-sa   ‘to scrape’

*karakara   ‘tern’

*karani   CMc ‘near, close’

*karau   CMc ‘heron’

*kari   ‘to scratch’

*kari   CMc ‘tired, exhausted’

*karu   ‘to scrape, grate’

*karuki   ‘white sand crab or ghost crab’

*kaseki   ‘a fish’

*ka[sS]i[sS]ifa   ‘spit, spittle’

*ka[sS]o   ‘rafter’

*kata   ‘talk loudly’

*katama   WMc ‘doorway, entrance, gateway’

*katea   ‘lee side of a sailing canoe’

*katuu   ‘mast (of a canoe)’

*kau, kakau, kau-ri, kakau-ri   WMc ‘call, call to’

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

*ka-uae   CMc ‘whistle’

*kausaa   CMc ‘a pelagic fish’

*kautiwa   ‘east’

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

*kawa-, kawakawa   ‘a fish’

*ka[wØ]o   CMc ‘newly born, infant’

*kaye   WMc ‘hurry, move quickly’

*kayi   ‘we (exclusive, subject marker)’

*kayinaŋa   ‘clan, folk, tribe, stock’

*kayu   ‘wood, pole’


 

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ke

*keli, keli-ŋi-   ‘dig’


 

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ki

*ki, kiki   ‘move, be moved’

*kiakia   CMc ‘white or fairy tern’

*kiaZo   ‘outrigger boom’

*kica   ‘we (inclusive), us’

*kie, kiekie   ‘plaited mat’

*kiepʷu   ‘spider lily’

*kiiV, kiV-   ‘adze’

*kila, kila-a, kila-i   ‘to know’

*kilala   ‘sign, symbol’

*kima   ‘tridachna clam’

*kina, kina-ta   ‘cut, wound, sore, scar’

*kini, kini-ti, kini-ta   ‘pick, pinch off’

*kinia   WMc ‘coarse mat’

*kio, kio-ri   CMc ‘burn’

*kisi   ‘small, little’

*kiSa   ‘strong’

*kita   ‘we (inclusive), us’


 

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ko

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

*koca   CMc ‘coconut fiber’

*koca, oca   ‘eat raw food’

*koco₁   ‘to cut’

*koco₂   ‘slow growing, durable’

*kona   CMc ‘to arrive, be able’

*kona   ‘a catch (as of fish), to catch’

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

*kopekope   CMc ‘cough, to cough’

*koro   ‘pubic hair’

*koso   CMc ‘go aground, run on a reef’

*koso, koso-mi   ‘to husk coconuts’

*kota   ‘cut, break’

*koyi   ‘bivalve shell, shell knife or grater’


 

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ku

*ku, kuku, ku-ti, kuku-ti   ‘bite’

*kua   CMc ‘porpoise’

*kuku   ‘fingernail, toenail, claw’

*kuli   ‘skin, bark’

*kulu   ‘kind of bird’

*kulu   WMc ‘grab’

*kumʷu   ‘have liquid in the mouth’

*kumʷukumʷu   ‘a thudding noise’

*kunu   ‘extinguished’

*kupʷe, kupʷe-li   ‘be bent, to bend (something)’

*kura, kura-ti, kura-ta   WMc ‘pulled back, pull back (of foreskin or eyelid)’

*kurakura   ‘to tickle’

*kurer[ae]   ‘to belch’

*kutu   ‘louse’

*kuu   CMc ‘any of several kinds of fish’

*kuyita   ‘octopus’

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