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Updated: 6/9/2013       

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baby  
baby teeth.  ngihn jeri
baby girl; female infant.  lipwohpwo
baby girl; female infant.  pwohpwo
male infant; baby boy.  wijol

baby-sit  
to baby-sit.  oakoar

back  
back of head.  koapin paik
back of; bottom of.  koapin
his back.  likin jarkin
part of the back, base of the back.  pwoan
part of the back, shoulder blades.  upw₂
part of the back, small of the back.  sap₂
to back up.  pεhk₂

backbone  
spine; backbone.  sihnjoau

backslide  
to fall over; to backslide.  kupla

bad  
bad.  nauna
bad times.  mwei mwahl

bag  
bag; sack.  pεhk₁

bail  
to bail.  lim₂
to bail.  limε

bait  
bait.  pεhn₂
to throw chum; to throw bait.  kujup

bake  
to bake.  umw₂
to bake.  umwun

bakehouse  
bakehouse.  imwεn umw

balance  
to balance a boat in order to keep a fishing line straight.  kol padil
to balance a boat in order to keep a fishing line straight.  kolkol₂

balanced  
well-balanced (of a jihr); hard to steer (of a boat).  εngiεngin koail

bald  
bald.  domw

ball  
ball.  ohr
ball.  pwohla

ballast  
ballast.  palas

balloon  
weather balloon.  pwuhsεng

balm  
balm prepared from coconut oil and the hair or nail clippings of a deceased person, to prevent haunting.  rεhnjεd

bamboo  
bamboo.  pehri

banana  
banana.  wus
banana sp..  inahjio
banana sp..  daiwang
banana sp..  johrumw
banana sp..  kalpohnia
banana sp..  lakdahn
banana sp..  wus in Iap
banana sp..  wus in Kuamw
banana sp..  wus karas
banana sp., Fiji banana.  pihji
banana sp., originated in Brazil.  prεjil
banana sp., originated in New Caledonia.  kaldohnia
banana sp., originating in S. America.  amεrkoair
banana sp., recently introduced.  luhda
food, baked ripe banana.  kornihda₂
food, banana fritter.  daiduhj

band  
rubber band.  rapa

bandage  
bandage.  ohdai

bank  
bank of taro patch.  dεhk₂
bank₁ (financial institution).  pangk

banyan  
tree sp., banyan.  au₂

baptize  
to baptize.  poapdaij

bar  
bar (tool).  pahr₁
cocktail bar.  pahr₂

barb  
barb.  koahj

barbed-wire  
barbed-wire.  weiapεinj

barbell  
barbell; axle and wheel assembly of a railway handcar.  εhndoro

bare-foot  
bare-foot.  adaji

bark  
any covering that is part of an object; skin; bark; peel (of fruit).  kil
to bark.  wou

barnacle  
barnacle.  lingoi

barracuda  
fish sp, large barracuda.  nihdwa
fish sp., kind of barracuda.  jarau
fish sp., kind of barracuda.  juhrε

barren  
barren, unable to bear young.  iopwou
sterile; barren (of vegetation).  pwo₃

base  
base; stump.  sip

baseball  
baseball.  iakiu
to play baseball.  iakiu

bashful  
ashamed or embarrassed; bashful; shy.  mεhk

basket  
small basket or handbag.  pwuko
temporary basket woven from a coconut frond, after which midrib is split for carrying.  kiam
temporary basket woven from a coconut frond, midrib on the bottom.  wuro₁

bass  
bass (sound).  peis₂

bastard  
bastard; illegitimate child.  upwunnεnεk

bat  
baseball bat.  padda₁
bat₁, fruit bat.  pwεhk
to hit; to bat; to slap.  wεs₂

batfish  
batfish.  pwuhn

bathe  
to bathe.  duhdu
to bathe.  duhp

battery  
battery.  padri

batting  
cotton batting; stuffing.  koasin

battle  
war; battle.  mahwin

battleship  
battleship.  mεnwahr

bay  
small bay.  ahpa

be  
to exist; there is/are; to be (at a place); to live; to reside.  minε
to reach; to arrive; to have been to.  lεl₁

beached  
beached; washed up.  arda

bead  
kind of small nut; bead; lei made of shells or nuts.  pwur₂

beam  
beam running laterally under roof.  kahndarak
beam running parallel to the ground giving support to the structure; a prop.  loang₂
beam running the length of a building to which the roof is nailed.  jakpas
beam to which roof thatch is tied.  kehsiksik
beam used as a place to which floor, wall, or ceiling boards can be nailed, rather than providing structural support.  loahloa

beans  
beans.  pihnj

bear  
barren, unable to bear young.  iopwou
bear ((animal)).  pεha₁

beard  
beard; moustache.  alij₁

beat  
to beat.  pokihla
to beat (in a game); to take advantage of.  kaluhji
to beat (of music).  pihd₂
to beat up.  wia
to beat up; to work over.  koadoahkoa

beautiful  
beautiful (of people).  lεl₂
beautiful (of things).  ling

because  
because, lest.  pwoadoar
that; so that; in order to; because.  pwa₁
with; by means of; because of.  -ki

bed  
bed.  pεhd

beer  
beer.  piha

before  
before; previously.  mijkoalkoal

beg  
to beg forgiveness; to apologize.  somw₂

begin  
to have begun.  sapda
to begin.  sap₁

beginning  
beginning of.  sapin

behavior  
actions; behavior; appearance.  dεn
behavior; appearance.  mwomw

behead  
to behead a fish.  adma

behind  
behind; after.  mwerin

behold  
behold.  ioar

belch  
to belch.  kiroar

believe  
to agree with; to believe.  kamεhlεlε

bell  
bell.  pεhl

belligerent  
belligerent; always spoiling for a fight.  lεmεi

belly  
stomach; belly.  kapehd

belly-band  
belly-band.  aramaki

belonging  
belonging to; member of.  sohn₁

below  
down below.  dampilo

belt  
belt.  kanggir
belt loop.  peis₁
belt made from leaves.  kanggir pis
leather; belt.  kilin kahu

bench  
bench mark; boundary stone.  peij
bench used for sitting or sleeping; floor, generally removable, in the bottom of a boat.  po₁

bend  
bent over at the top, to slouch.  mwoasoau
bend; joint.  sipw₂
bending or swaying easily.  jahjahk
to bend.  kalokloki
to bend (as trees in the wind).  jahk
to bend (of tree branches).  rahk
to bend (oneself); bent in a curve, as a fishing pole with a hooked fish.  pεng
to bend around a frame, in boat making.  kiεl
to bend back head.  jar₃
to bend over; to stop.  uhdi
to bend something with a movement of the wrist; to twist off, to break with a snap.  kipwεl
to bend to the side.  dahk
to bend; to try to break.  sipwang
to bow; to bend.  ruk₂

bequest  
to take leave; to leave a bequest.  komwurmwur

beside  
side; beside.  pangpang

best  
first; best.  keiow

bet  
to bet.  pεd

betel  
betel nut.  pwu

betray  
to tell tales on; to try to discredit; to betray.  kadipoa
to tell tales on; to try to discredit; to betray; to complain about.  kadip

between  
interval; in the middle; among, between.  nεhn pwung

beverage  
beverage made from coconut sap.  kos₂
beverage, lime-aid.  juangke

bible  
bible.  puk joarwi

bicycle  
bicycle.  paiskεl

big  
big; loud; hard (of work); high (in price); old (but not aged).  koalik
so big, as big as.  soapoan
so big, as big as.  soaplakoan
to be too big.  ipo₃

billion  
one billion.  lik₂

bird  
bird.  mahnsang
bird sp..  jauwak
bird sp..  koikoi
bird sp..  kuleij
bird sp..  kusoahr
bird sp..  kuwεrwεr
bird sp..  kuhl
bird sp..  likoapjinjir
bird sp..  likoapjir
bird sp..  minning
bird sp..  pwiliεs
bird sp..  sεhk
bird sp..  walpoaspoas
bird sp., a kind of tern.  dapwohk
bird sp., a kind of tern with a white crest.  sakoal
bird sp., a light-colored bird that dives for fish.  o₁
bird sp., a long-legged bird with a long curved beak.  koakkoak
bird sp., a sea bird, often seen following schools of tuna.  kupwur₂
bird sp., a small bird with orange feet, a white chest, black back and collar.  koadkoad₂
bird sp., a small grey bird with a long beak.  kajauwak
bird sp., frigate bird.  kajap₁
bird sp., long-tailed New Zealand cuckoo.  ikwirej₂
bird sp., not found on Mokil.  kinwεd
bird sp., pigeon.  mwurei
bird sp., Ponape mountain starling aplonis penzelni.  mwioak
bird sp., reef heron.  koaroa
bird sp., small mottled green bird with a high warbling song.  kirir
bird sp., tern.  parεs
bird sp., tropic bird.  jik₁
bird sp., white in color.  kahkoa

birth  
to give birth.  noaisik
to give birth.  koapoaiddi
to sleep in a house that has just had a birth, usually involving only the immediate family.  moair noaisik

birthday  
birthday.  poahsdεhi

birthmark  
mark (on the body); freckle; birthmark.  mwεi₂

biscuit  
biscuit.  pεrεhs

bisexual  
bisexual.  noknok

bishop  
bishop.  pijεp₂

bit  
bit; piece.  kij₁
bit₁ (for drilling).  mihn pwuropwur
little or a bit.  ekij

bite  
always biting.  likεikεi
to allow a tentacle to be bitten off in order to escape the sea eel (of an octopus).  kεimwoas
to bite.  kεikεi
to bite.  koa₁
to bite one's lip.  amij
to look longingly; to begin to eat before others; to bite (of fish).  dεr

bitter  
bitter.  mεhn

black  
black.  soal₁
jet-black.  molmol
to give black eye to.  pilakahi

blackboard  
blackboard.  pilakpwohd

bladder  
bladder.  pwuk₁

blame  
responsible; involved; blamed.  pwukoa

blank  
blank.  palang₂

blanket  
blanket.  pilangkis
covering; sheet or blanket.  up

blaspheme  
to swear; to give an oath; to blaspheme.  kahula

blaze  
blaze.  jirεp

bleach  
bleach.  klohraks
blue bleach.  puluh
to have hair bleached by sun and water.  moangdo

bleed  
to let blood; to bleed (someone).  pojur₂
to let blood; to bleed someone.  pojpoj₂

bless  
to celebrate; to bless; to consecrate.  kajarwi

blessing  
blessing of first fruit.  umwun inihn

blind  
blind.  maj kun

blink  
sickness, an eye condition resulting in constant blinking, congenital on Pingelap.  marmarip
to blink; to wink; to twinkle.  marip

blister  
blisters from sunburn.  wεhn kun
to blister.  pwoaloal

block  
canoe part, masthead block.  lod₂
to block up; to stuff up.  pinahla

blocked  
blocked; virgin.  pon

blood  
blood.  insa
blood, descent.  pok₁
congealed blood; clot.  dipεnoaj
to let blood; to bleed (someone).  pojur₂
to let blood; to bleed someone.  pojpoj₂

bloom  
bloomed, open (of flowers).  majalpijoang
to bloom; to open mouth wide in amazement.  koak₂
to open fully (of a flower); to bloom; flared (of clothing).  jikak₂

blossom  
to blossom; to open (of flowers).  majal

blow  
to blow (of wind).  koal₂
to blow; to smoke.  uk₂
to wring out; to blow (the nose).  ungud

blue  
blue.  upwuhpw
blue.  puluh

blunt  
rounded (as the bow of a boat or the point of a knife); blunt (of a point).  pukul

blur  
blurred.  pahdεhd

boar  
boar.  ngihpwar

board  
board on which na is rubbed in making fire.  id₃
chopping board.  dapang₂
squared-off board like a two-by-four.  sikandilin
thin board or sheet of lumber.  poap₁
tree; bush; stick; board or sheet of lumber of some width.  suhkoa

boast  
to brag; to boast.  juei

boat  
boat.  pohs
boat type.  pwoamwpwoamw
boat type, speedboat.  sipihdpwohd
boat with a rounded stern.  wεhlpohs
boat with a squared-off stern onto which an outboard can be attached.  loapin pohs
projection from the bow of a boat to which ropes can be secured.  jidau

boathouse  
boathouse.  naj

boatswain  
boatswain.  pohsin

bob  
to bob up; to dive up and down.  worwor

bobbin  
bobbin.  pohs in minjihn

body  
body.  palwahr

bog  
bog; small taro patch.  lε₂

boil  
boil (on the skin).  mεl
to boil.  pwoail
to boil, to bubble.  warεr

bold  
bold; daring.  pohpohlap

bolt  
bolt.  pwohl₁

bomb  
atomic bomb.  kεnji pakdang
bomb.  pakdang
to bomb.  pakdang

bone  
bone.  si₁
pubic bone.  sihn pwoaroa

boney  
boney.  sihsi

bonito  
fish sp., bonito.  lajpwil

book  
book; magazine; any bound printed matter.  puk

boom  
boom.  rajak pein
to boom or to make a low deep sound.  pul

boondocks  
boondocks.  pwundahk

bored  
bored.  sangaj

boring  
boring.  kasangaj

born  
born.  noaisikdi
to be born.  ipwdi

boss  
boss.  pwoahs
boss; leader.  koaun
to boss.  pwoahs

both  
both.  koaroj
they two; both of them.  ara koaroj

bother  
bothered.  diroapw
to bother.  kadiroapwoa

bothersome  
bothersome; naughty.  koasihwo

bottle  
bottle.  rumε
bottle made from coconut shell.  pahiroa
demijohn; large bottle.  dihmjoahn
half quart bottle.  mahjamni
sauce bottle.  ijohping

bottom  
back of; bottom of.  koapin
buttocks; end, bottom.  kap₂
under it; on the bottom.  pah

bouganvillia  
bouganvillia.  pwukεnwilia

bounce  
to bounce; to jump up and down.  kakkak

bouncy  
bouncy.  likakkak

boundary  
bench mark; boundary stone.  peij
boundary (of land).  pwεlkεlkεl
boundary in taro patch, marked by double planting in a single row.  pwidpwid
boundary line (in the taro patch).  waidwod
boundary; partition.  iroapoa

bounds  
out of bounds; disqualified.  omiddo

bouquet  
bunch (of fruit); bouquet (of flowers).  dun₂

bow  
canoe part, piece added to build up the bow₁ of a canoe.  jimw₂
to bow down, to fall on one's knees.  dairuk
to bow to, to pay homage to.  kεhrε
to bow; to bend.  ruk₂

bow-and-arrow  
bow-and-arrow.  koapis

bowl  
bowl.  pwohl₂
kind of bowl.  domwpwiri
rice bowl.  jawang
wooden bowl.  japi

bow-legged  
to spread legs; be bow-legged.  dalal

box  
box.  kεhs
kind of box, small box made of paper or wood.  koakon
kind of box, tackle box.  dεpdεp
kind of box, tackle box.  jepjep in koau
kind of box, tool box.  jepjep in duhl
kind of box, with a lid and hinges.  jepjep
kind of small box; bundle (in which something is wrapped); pack (of cigarettes).  koruk
kind of wooden box.  jilapsis
to box₁; to punch.  pakir

box fish  
fish sp., long-nosed box fish.  nipohpo

boxfish  
fish sp., boxfish.  wεd

box-lunch  
box-lunch.  ohpεndo

boy  
boy.  jerimwein

brace  
brace.  dokloal
brace (for drilling).  ohka
brace (for rafters).  kahlop
suspenders; brace (for house frame).  pireisis

bracelet  
bracelet.  luou

brag  
to brag; to boast.  juei

braid  
braid; braided flower lei or garland.  piroakroak
braided; to braid.  piroakroak
braided; to braid.  piroakroak
to work at braiding.  piroaki

brain  
brain.  mahlεhl

branch  
branch.  ra

brandish  
to brandish a weapon; to threaten with a weapon.  ngap₁

brass  
brass.  pirahj

brave  
brave.  jal₁
brave.  komwwad
brave.  paran

bread  
bread; flour.  pilahwa
sourbread.  soahpirεhs

breadfruit  
breadfruit.  moai
breadfruit preserve.  mar
breadfruit seed.  koaloa₁
breadfruit sp..  moai id
breadfruit sp..  moai kalak
breadfruit sp..  moai soahid
breadfruit sp., giving small fruit but bearing almost continuously.  moai upw
breadfruit sp., seedless.  moai in Uhrεk
breadfruit sp., seedless.  moai in pahdak
breadfruit sp., seedless.  moai joapwoahroak
breadfruit sp., seedless.  moai ngεljoau
breadfruit sp., with seeds.  moai pa
breadfruit sp., with seeds.  moai si
breadfruit sp., with seeds.  moai soal
dried out breadfruit.  lijop
overripe breadfruit.  mεdε

break  
break; wound.  ohla
breaking of waves, white water.  mwoarmwoarin no
to bend something with a movement of the wrist; to twist off, to break with a snap.  kipwεl
to bend; to try to break.  sipwang
to break apart.  sipwangpijoang
to break in (something new).  kajawa
to break off.  sipwangla
to break wind in/on; to fart in/on.  jingid
to break wind; to fart.  jing
to break, the sound of breaking waves.  pwung₃
to break, to do damage.  koauwεhla
to break, to split.  pwalang
to rip off; to break open (as a lock); to break.  dapang₁
to rip off; to break open (as a lock); to break.  dapang₁
to try to break; to deflower.  reping

breakable  
breakable.  sipwalpwal
breakable, flexible.  sipwasipw

breakfast  
breakfast.  mwingεhn minjoang

breast  
breast of chicken.  pwoaloan jumwwa
breasts.  dihdi
front of his/its torso; its/his breast; its/his chest.  pwalah
to breast feed.  kadihdi
upper chest; breast (particularly in reference to edible breast of birds).  mwarmwar₁

breath  
able to hold breath.  poaik
exhausted from rapid strenuous exercise; out of breath.  immoal
tired and out of breath.  moal

breathe  
to breathe.  mohng

breed  
to breed (of animals).  siasi₁

breeze  
air; breeze; wind₁.  εng₂
breeze.  εngsik

breezy  
breezy; open to the wind.  εngsik

brick  
to make brick.  poad pirik
to make brick.  poad simεn

bridge  
bridge.  pirij

briefs  
briefs; jockey shorts.  pirihp

bright  
bright; light; smart.  maram
clean, clear, bright.  mwakεlkεl

bring  
raised or brought up; initiated.  kaiahn
to bring up (from a dive).  duhkihda
to carry; to bring; to take.  wa
to get back; to bring back (to the speaker).  pwurki

bristle  
to have one's hair bristle from anger.  illok

broad  
to broad jump.  apa
to broad jump.  apa dopi

broadcast  
to disperse; to announce; to publicize; to broadcast; to distribute.  kadarpijoang

broke  
broke, out of money.  pwurok

broken  
broken.  ohla
broken (of a long object).  sipw₁
broken up over (a person).  ohkihla
broken, split; operated on; stuffed (with food).  pwal
broken; deflowered.  rεp

broom  
broom.  puruhm
broom made from coconut midribs.  koapoannok

brother  
his brother; his sister; his cousin.  riah

brother-in-law  
brother-in-law; sister-in-law.  mwah

brown  
brown.  mwoahroan pwirej
dried up; dead (of leaves); brown (of dried vegetation).  mεng

bruise  
bruise (on fruit).  lid
bruise (on skin).  kur
bruised (of fruit).  lid
bruised (of skin).  kur

brush  
brush.  poaroahj
scrubbing brush.  dawaji
to brush against; to touch lightly; to bump.  kodur

bubble  
bubble.  pwuroar
to boil, to bubble.  warεr

bubbly  
bubbly.  pwuroar

bucket  
bucket for bailing.  lim₂
bucket; pail.  poakis

buckle  
buckle.  pwoakil

bud  
bud.  ilεs

budge  
to move or to budge (something).  koamwoak
to move or to budge (something).  koamwoakid

build  
to build (of boats).  poaloangε
to build (of houses); to erect; to raise to an erect position.  kou₁
to build a wall around the family burial plot.  koaj pεi
to build a wharf.  koaj woahp
to build boats.  poaloang pohs
to build; to make.  wiahda
to make; to do; to build; to happen.  wiawi
to pile; to build by piling.  koajok

bulb  
light bulb.  laidrik

bullet  
bullet.  koanoang₂
light bulb; bullet.  dama

bull's  
fish sp., kind of bull's eye.  majrak

bull's eye  
fish sp., kind of bull's eye.  panadε

bull's-eye  
fish sp., kind of bull's-eye.  doaurεhn

bump  
to brush against; to touch lightly; to bump.  kodur
to bump.  kod₁
to bump.  dar
to bump into.  darla
to bump into (people).  loi₁

bunch  
bunch (of bananas).  iej
bunch (of fruit); bouquet (of flowers).  dun₂
to tie together in a bunch.  dunε

bundle  
bundle of cooked food wrapped in a leaf and lasting several days.  irihr
bundle of pandanus leaves for making thatch.  noainoai₂
bundle or roll.  kap₁
kind of small box; bundle (in which something is wrapped); pack (of cigarettes).  koruk

bunk  
bunk.  pang₁

buoy  
marker buoy used by Japanese tuna boats, often used as a container.  pwilεl

burn  
burned to a crisp; charred.  roang
burning.  ok
hot; burned.  pwidεng
to pile up and burn.  jirεp
to set fire to; to burn; to strike (a match); to light (a fire).  okoj

bus  
bus.  pwoas₄

bush  
kind of bush.  lamlam₁
kind of bush.  moahdong
kind of bush.  nεhnkoadkoad
kind of bush, Cassia alata, not found on Mokil.  kihdo₁
kind of bush, flowering.  iouiou
kind of bush, turmeric.  oang
kind of bush, usually found in the taro patch.  oali₂
kind of flowering bush.  kiri₁
kind of flowering bush.  koahu
kind of flowering bush.  kurodong
kind of flowering bush, flowering.  jihmida
tree; bush; stick; board or sheet of lumber of some width.  suhkoa

business  
to engage in trade in; to do business in.  noaski
to sell; to engage in trade; to do business.  noas

busy  
busy.  joahpijεk
busy.  kadiroapw

but  
and; but.  a₁
but; on the contrary.  apwεn

butt  
butt; stump.  sok

butter  
butter.  pwada

butterfly  
butterfly.  lipahruhru
threadfin butterfly fish.  luajrεkrεk

buttocks  
buttocks.  kahu₂
buttocks; end, bottom.  kap₂

button  
button.  padin

buy  
to buy.  dupukda

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