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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

Index to Sets

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

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*taa, taa-ki   ‘chop’

*taa, taa-ni   CMc ‘to like, be fond’

*taapa   CMc ‘knife’

*taaw(ae)   CMc ‘ashamed’

*tae, tae-ki-   CMc ‘removed’

*tafa, tafa-si   ‘to cut in pieces, slice’

*tafaali   WMc ‘again, return’

*tai, ta-   ‘not’

*taitai, tai-mi, tai-ma   ‘sharpen’

*takaka   WMc ‘slice of copra’

*takuru   ‘back (of body)’

*tala, tala-[sS]i   ‘slack, loosen’

*talai   ‘adze’

*tale   CMc ‘clear, distinct’

*tali   ‘rope’

*tali-   CMc ‘facing’

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

*talilapa   CMc ‘builder, bind together’

*taliŋa   ‘ear, mushroom, fungus’

*tama   ‘father’

*tanisi   WMc ‘finger or toe’

*tanitani   ‘skin disease’

*tano   ‘ground, low’

*tano-mi-   ‘to catch (water) in a container’

*tañifa   ‘a small fish’

*taŋi   WMc ‘from (something), away from’ (usually suffixed to verbs)

*taŋi, taŋi-Si-   ‘cry, weep’

*taŋiri   ‘tuna’

*tao   ‘a thwart, tie’

*tapa, ka-tapa   CMc ‘speak, spoken’

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

*tapa, tapa-[kŋ]i   ‘to answer’

*tapa, tapatapa, tapa-ki   ‘be cut, lopped, to cut (something) off’

*tapa₁   ‘a fish’

*tapa₂   ‘cheek’

*tapa₃   ‘be caught, snagged’

*tapaka[wØ]u   ‘a mat’

*tape₁   CMc ‘busy’

*tape₂   CMc ‘face, turn’

*tapia   ‘bowl, constellation Delphinus’

*tapʷakea   CMc ‘kind of turtle’

*tapʷo   ‘district, division’

*tapʷo, tapʷo-[sS]a   ‘end, terminate’

*tapʷu₁   ‘taboo, ritual restriction, be taboo’

*tapʷu₂   ‘future negative’

*tara   ‘sacred, holy’

*tara, tara-[sS]i   ‘to look, look at’

*taraa   ‘squirrel fish’

*taraki   WMc ‘to sail’

*tarawa   CMc ‘barracuda’

*tare   WMc ‘peer group, tier’

*tare, tare-ki-   ‘to move, remove’

*tari   ‘child’

*taro   CMc ‘to be able’

*ta[sS]i-   ‘younger sibling’

*taSi   ‘salt water’

*tata   WMc ‘yellow snapper’

*tau₁   ‘person’

*tau₂   ‘season, sun’

*tau₃   ‘who?’

*tautau, tau-ki   ‘to catch’

*tautu   ‘porcupine fish’

*tawaa   ‘break, broken’

*tawia   WMc ‘any of several kinds of sea bass’

*ta[wØ]o, ta[wØ]o-ni   ‘to press’

*tawu, tawu-ni   ‘laid, to lay (of a fire)’

*tawu, tawu-ni, tawu-na   ‘to plant, bury’

*tawu-₁   ‘master, expert’

*ta[wØ]u₁   CMc ‘time period’

*tawu₂   ‘clan, family’

*ta[wØ]u₂   CMc ‘to wait’

*tawu₃   CMc ‘saved, held on to’

*ta[wØ]u[iu]   ‘placenta, afterbirth’

*tawui   ‘triton or trumpet shell’

*tawu or *co[wØ]a-   CMc ‘a fish’

*taxe, taxe-ki-   CMc ‘removed, excised’


 

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*te-   ‘one (prefixed to classifiers)’

*telu, telu-ua   ‘three, three (general)’

*tewe, tewe-mea   ‘goatfish’


 

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*tia₁   ‘stomach, belly, abdomen’

*tia₂   ‘a fish’

*tiaa   CMc ‘boundary’

*tiapʷo   WMc ‘growing tip of a tree’

*tici   CMc ‘bamboo’

*tiku or *tuki   ‘tropic bird’

*tina   ‘mother’

*tinitini, tini-mi   CMc ‘to roast, broil’

*t[iu]pʷu   ‘be born, bear young’

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

*tisi, tisi-ŋi   WMc ‘to point or face’

*tiSaki   ‘to ask’


 

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*to[ae]   ‘inheritance’

*toka₁   ‘to chop’

*toka₂   ‘rafter’

*toki   ‘bite, peck’

*toko   ‘omen’

*toko, toko-na   ‘cane, walking stick’

*tokolau   ‘northerly, from the north’

*toŋo   ‘mangrove’

*tou   CMc ‘to dodge, parry (in fighting)’

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

*towu   ‘sugarcane’


 

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*tuki   ‘tropic bird’

*tuki, tukituki   ‘to pound’

*[tT]ulu-   ‘young shoot, sprout’

*tuna   ‘freshwater eel’

*[tT]upa   ‘fish poison’

*tura   ‘house post’

*turai   ‘barracuda’

*turi   ‘to string’

*turu   ‘to drip’

*tu[sS]u   ‘finger, toe’

*tuu₁   ‘to stand’

*tuu₂   ‘stopped, halted’

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