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  iab   n. gold-spotted jack. a iab ta er a bedengel a ngikel.

iaech   iaech a baoch; bochel a ralm el omaoch el mo er a bekai, melim a ralm er a iaech.

iaes   n. fly. iaes a mekekerei el charm el meklou er a rekas; iaes a sebechel muchel a secher; eselel.

esel   n.poss.3s.

iaesidebull   n. horsefly. iaesidebull a meklou el iaes; debulliaes, iaes er a debull. [syn: debulliaes]

omekiaes   v.caus. attract flies.

Tbekeuliaes   n. name of hill near Ngerubesang.

iaesidebull   n. horsefly. iaesidebull a meklou el iaes; debulliaes, iaes er a debull.

iai   num. 8 [eight] (counting). iai a ochur 8, me a long , uid , iai.

iakiu   n. (Jap.) baseball. iakiu a klekool el mengelebed a bduu, ouiakiu.

Aki mlo omes a iakiu. we went to a baseball game.

Ng techang a kot el meduch el chad er a iakiu er tia el skuul? Who is the best baseball at this school?

Ng techa oba a bduu er a iakiu? who has the baseball?

iakkotsiang   (Jap.) parrots.

iakorang   n. tuberose; asucena.

iaksok   (Jap.) promise.

iama   (Jap.) raise hairdo at front of hair.

iami   n. grass in snapdragon family.

  iaml   iaml a emull er a mesei el bechochod a bul; a iaml a ilumel e dirrek el osurech.

ianagi   n. (Jap.) Formosa koa tree; willow.

ianangi   (Jap.) willow tree.

  ias₁   n. dolphin fish. ias a ta er a bedengel a demul el meklou el ngikel.

ias₂   n. milky mangrove tree; river poison tree. ias a ta er a bedengel a kerrekar.

iasai   n. (Jap.) vegetable.

 Ak di olteterau a iasai e mecherar a mlik. I'm just selling vegetables a little at a time, and then I'll (be able to) buy my car.

Ak milenga a beras me a techel a kerbou me a iasai. I ate rice and beef with vegetables.

iasai bune   (Jap.) boat for transporting vegetables (not used anymore, during Japanese time they used boats for bringing vegetables, etc.).

iasaibune   n. (Jap.) vegetable boat.

iasui   v.s. (Jap.) cheap.

iasumba   n. (Jap.) bench.

iau   n. nakedness.

  iaus   n. convict fish. iaus a ta er a bedengel a ngikel.

Aikel cheldil el iaus a kmal ungil cheltuul. The yellow striped sweet lips we caught last night are good smoked.

Ibangellel   n. location in Imeliik.

ibechelel   n.poss.3s. see ibuchel.

ibedei    ibedei a chesbad er a lius el mekekerei er a kleu.

Ibedul   n. title of chiefs in Koror. Ibedul a kebekuul el dial a bdelul a beluu er a Oreor; e menguteling er a bitalianged er a Belau.

ibelbii   v.pf.3s. see melbolb.

Ibeluu   n. name of clan in Ngchesar.

Ibesang   n. location in Ollei.

ibetel   ibetel a iubet er ngii; ibetel a ngas a ungil el idungel.

Ibobang   Ibobang a beluu er a Ngatbang.

ibokill   n. curve (in road). ibokill a iueklel a rael, ng mlo ieuekl er a ibokill el obart.

ibokllel   n.poss.3s. ibokllel a ibokill er ngii el rael.

ibokllel   n.poss.3s. see ibokill. ibokllel a ibokill er ngii el rael.

ibouch   ibouch a klekedell a chad me a charm, blil a kall er a diil, ibuchel.

  ibuchel₁   n. sea urchin. ibuchel a ta er a bedengel a cheled el kall.

ibechelel   n.poss.3s.

ibuchel   n. vagina.

ibuchel er a ngemai   expression. sea urchins found in great quantity in shallow; fortunate person who without any effort on his part gets showered with gifts or girlfriends.

ungelel a ibuchel   expression. hard membrane inside sea urchin.

ibuchel₂   ibuchel a ibou er ngii el belochel.

ibuchel₃   n. vagina.

ibuchel er a ngemai   expression. sea urchins found in great quantity in shallow; fortunate person who without any effort on his part gets showered with gifts or girlfriends.

-id₁   affix. us (including you).

-id₂   affix. our (including your).

idedeleb   n.redup. type of ghost.

idekel₁   n.poss.3s. see iidek. idekel a idokel, idek er ngii.

idekel₂   idekel a but er a uriul, meklou a idekel a btil.

idekel a but   expression. buttocks.

idekelel   n.poss.3s. see idokel. idekelel a idek er ngii; idokel, kikingelel.

idekelel a bilem   expression. the filthiness of your clothes.

idekelii   v.pf.3s. see mengidokel. idekelii a omekidokel er ngii; mengidokel er ngii; rullii el mo idokel,.

ideliseb   n. day before yesterday. ideliseb a ta el sils er a uchei er a elii.

er a idelsebel   expression. three days ago.

er a uche er a idelsebel   expression. four or more days ago.

idelsebam   n.poss.1pe.

idelsebed   n.poss.1pi.

idelsebek   n.poss.1s.

idelsebel   n.poss.3s.

idelsebem   n.poss.2s.

idelsebir   n.poss.3p.

idelsebiu   n.poss.2p.

 A ideliseb e ng mle Sabadong. The day before yesterday was Saturday.

A ideliseb e ng mele Sabadong The day before yesterday was Saturday

A ideliseb e ng mle ongetela el ureor? What was the day before yesterday?

idelsebam   n.poss.1pe. see ideliseb.

idelsebed   n.poss.1pi. see ideliseb.

idelsebek   n.poss.1s. see ideliseb.

idelsebel₁   n.poss.3s. see ideliseb.

idelsebel₂   n. three days ago. idelsebel a ta el sils er a uchei er a ideliseb.

idelsebem   n.poss.2s. see ideliseb.

idelsebir   n.poss.3p. see ideliseb.

idelsebiu   n.poss.2p. see ideliseb.

idengelel   n.poss.3s. see idungel. idengelel a idungel er ngii el ngau.

idenges   n. Palauan money: type of kldait. idenges a udoud er a Belau el kldait.

idesall   v.a.s. (fruit) is to be pared or shredded. idesall a kirel el meiides; bobai a idesall, idesii a bobai, melides er ngii, idesel.

idesel   idesel a omelides er ngii el bobai, melides el mo mekekerei e meliliut.

idesii   v.pf.3s. see melides. idesii a melides er ngii.

ideuekl   v.i. go around (corner of building); to hide or conceal oneself.

idokel₁   v.pf.3p.inan. see mengidokel. idokel a ngar ngii a idek, idokel el a bail; diak el selilek, diak le klikiid.

idokel₂   n. dirtiness; filthiness.

idekelel   n.poss.3s. idekelel a idek er ngii; idokel, kikingelel.

idekelel a bilem   expression. the filthiness of your clothes.

idokel   v.s. dirty; filthy.

idokel₃   v.s. dirty; filthy.

idungel   n. firewood. idungel a merat el kerrekar el omekard a ngau, idengelel a ngeliokl.

idengelel   n.poss.3s. idengelel a idungel er ngii el ngau.

Ngkired el lmuut el mosiik a betok el idungel. We need to more fire wood.

iebed   n. lasso; snare; contemporary fishing net (left in shallow water when tide goes out). iebed a besebes el chaibibeob el melebed; iebed a melebed a malk.

ebedel   n.poss.3s. ebedel a iebed er ngii; iebed er a malk.

Iebukel   n. hamlet in Ngerechelong. Iebukel a chimo er a rengedel a beluu er a Oreor me a dirrek el Ngerchelong.

Iechad   n. legendary inhabitant of Ngriil who lent Palauan money to Remesechau.

iechadedaob   n. waterspout. iechadedaob a meringel el daob me a berius el uldak er a eolt. Cf. omdaob.

usekerel a iechadedaob   expression. long, transparent sea snake.

iedel   n. mango. iedel a kerrekar el kall a rdechel.

edelel   n.poss.3s. edelel a iedel el ngii a ouklalo er ngii.

mesedel   n. hog plum (type of mango). [syn: mesiedel]

Meral berikt a iedel er a mesei. The mango tree at the taro swamp is covered with fruits.

Ng ua ngara a chasi er a iedel? What does mango taste like?

Ng ua ngara a bul a iedel? What does mango smell like?

Ng ua ngara a teletelel a iedel? What's the shape and texture of mangoes?
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iedelel   iedelel a iedel el ngii a oukerrekar er ngii.

  iek   n. necklace of Palauan money. iek a chelsuch el udoud er a Belau, diak le betok el chad a ouiek.

ieleb   n. flood (of major proportions); tidal wave. ieleb a klou el dolech el ralm me a daob el me elebii a beluu; a meselech a telemall er a ieleb.

elebel   n.poss.3s. elebel a ieleb er ngii, berius el merael er a bebul a chutem, meleleb, beluu a ileleb er a dolech; delekedek.

iellel   iellel a ioll er ngii el buik, llach me a chelleoch a di mo kebais e ngii a di merechorech, diak le mesiik a iellel.

iengel   n. line for stringing fish. iengel a ongesuch, klalo el mengesuch, iengel a mengesuch a ngikel; iengelel.

engelel   n.poss.3s. engelel a iengel er ngii er a omenged; engelel a mui er a meas.

iengelel   n.poss.3s. iengelel a iengel er ngii; ongesuch er a ngikel.

Iengel   n. passage in Ngerechelong. Iengel a toachel er a Ngerechelong.

iengel   n.poss.3s. see ii. iengel a ii er ngii el chelebacheb.

iengelel   n.poss.3s. see iengel. iengelel a iengel er ngii; ongesuch er a ngikel.

Iesus   n. (Ger.) Jesus (protestant usage).

ieta   see ietang.

Ungil ieta sils. Good early afternoon.

Kemo meriik er a mekesong er a ieta sils. You have to rake the yard in the afternoon.

ietang   v.s.inch. finishing; passing by or over.

ieteklel   n.poss.3s. what one should do with something; how one should deal with something; (someone's) way of doing or using something. ieteklel a cheldechulel; di kea kudengei a ieteklel a ngalek el di lmangel; diak le mesiik a ieteklel a ngelekek e le bo er a skuul.

 Ng di kea kudenge a ieteklek er aika el kall. I don't know what to do with all that food.

ietel₁   n.poss.3s. see iit. ietel a iit er ngii, imiit er a rael.

ietel₂   ietel a obutek a medad; mechiuaiu; diak ietel a medad er a cherrodech.

ietel a sils   n. late afternoon.

ietung   v.s.pred. is about to finish or be over.

ieuekl   ieuekl a mo obart, mla ieuekl er a rebai er a blai, iueklel.

ii   n. cave. ii a kerriu er a chelebacheb el sebechel el blai; ii er a Metukerikull a klou.

iengel   n.poss.3s. iengel a ii er ngii el chelebacheb.

iidek   n. (accumulated) dirt (in clothes, on body, etc.). iidek a chut; diak el bleches; idokel el bail, idekel.

idekel   n.poss.3s. idekel a idokel, idek er ngii.

iikemuu   iikemuu a ngerel a ongurs; iikemuu a serengelii.

iikl   see iikr.

iikr   n. area/space outside. iikr a ikrel, diak le chelsel, ikrel a blai a mekesokes, ikrel a chelmoll. [syn: iikl, rikr]

el mo er a ikrel   expression. in the direction beyond the reef.

ikram   n.poss.1pe.

ikred   n.poss.1pi.

ikrek   n.poss.1s.

ikrel   n.poss.3s. ikrel a iikr er ngii el blai.

ikrel a blai   expression. outside of the house.

ikrem   n.poss.2s.

ikrir   n.poss.3p.

ikriu   n.poss.2p.

A rengalek a milil er a iikr. The children are playing outside.

Mngemlii a iikr. Mow the lawn.

iim   Tekoi el kirel a mekekerei el udoud er Belau el kldait.

iings₁   n. (Eng.) inch.

iings₂   n. (Eng.: hinge) hinge. iings a klekedellel a chesimer el rullii me ng obok e mechesimer.

iis   n. nose; curved board at entrance of bai laid on top of kuoku or chututem. iis a klekedellel a klidm, urrereel a iis a melungl a bau, ungil a isngel a tmungl a bau.

bita a isngel   expression. having only one nostril.

isngam   n.poss.1pe.

isnged   n.poss.1pi.

isngek   n.poss.1s.

isngel   n.poss.3s. isngel a iis er ngii, chad er a Merikel a teterbius a isngel.

isngem   n.poss.2s.

isngir   n.poss.3p.

isngiu   n.poss.2p.

medulel a iis   expression. bridge of nose.

iisb   n. cavern or grotto under rock or cliff at edge of water. iisb a kerriu er a melengel a taoch el dmolech; iisb a blil a ius.

iit₁   n. miss; failure. iit a mla imiit; uleiit a tekingel, "a kekerei a iit" diak el taut. Cf. imiit, omekikiit.

A iit!   expression. You've missed!

diak liit   expression. without fail; definitely.

ietel   n.poss.3s. ietel a iit er ngii, imiit er a rael.

ietel a sils   n. late afternoon.

iit   v.s. past; over (with); finished; through. iit a mla imiit; uleiit a tekingel, "a kekerei a iit" diak el taut.

ungil el iit a sils   expression. good (early) afternoon.

 A ngalek a ietu a medal. The child is about to fall asleep.

 A Toki a mla imiit. Toki has given birth.

 Ng diak kiit el mekodkau. I won't fail to kill you (one of these days).

 Ng diak liit el me a Droteo. Droteo will definitely come.

 Ng mla imiit a cheokl. The worst is over.

iit₂   v.s. (: ) past; over (with); finished; through. iit a mla imiit; uleiit a tekingel, "a kekerei a iit" diak el taut.

iiud₁   iiud a iluodel er a tuu; teliiud.

  iiud₂   iiud a ta er a bedengel a cheled el bereked a bad.

-ik   affix. my.

ikelesia   n. (Spa.) church. ikelesia a blil a omeluluuch er a Chelid.

ikesoul   n. Palauan money: type of kldait. ikesoul a udoud er a Belau el kldait.

iklterir   v.pf.3s.past. see mengemikr.

ikram   n.poss.1pe. see iikr.

ikred   n.poss.1pi. see iikr.

ikrek   n.poss.1s. see iikr.

ikrel   n.poss.3s. see iikr. ikrel a iikr er ngii el blai.

 Kengti, a yanged a uchul ea National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) a mla tebedii A Small craft warning ra beluu er belau rokir. Daob ra delongelel a Beliliou ma Ngeaur, Ollei ma Ngcheyangel ma ikrel a elemoll a kmal mekngit er elechal team. Maleuaise Due to the weather conditions and increasing hazardous surf, the National Emergency Office (NEMO) is issuing a Small Craft Warning for the entire Republic of Palau. Water conditions from outside the reef through all exposures are very rough at this time.

ikrel a blai   expression. outside of the house.

ikrem   n.poss.2s. see iikr.

ikrii   v.pf.3s. see mengemikr. ikrii a diak el chau ngii, blik a ikrii a rael.

ikrir   n.poss.3p. see iikr.

ikriu   n.poss.2p. see iikr.

iksid   n. Palauan money: type of kldait. iksid a ta er a bedengel a udoud er a Belau.

ikurs₁   ikurs a klekedall er a omenged el mengesokes.

ikurs₂   see twitching (nervous disorder).

-il   affix. his; her; its; their (non-human).

ilab   ilab a belsibs er a ding; ekebil a ilab a dingal ng outelau; ilebengel a ding.

ilachetoel   ilachetoel a ta er a bedengel a rrull.

ilachetomel   n. mud (in mangroves). ilachetomel a chetemel a keburs me a taoch el ngelengelotel.

ilad₁   v.r.s. coaxed into doing something; flattered; whetted; sharpened.

ilad₂   n.r.s. pride. ilad a mead; ngar bab a rengul; medengang, di melekoi el mochu er a eanged; ildengel a buik.

ildengel   n.r.s.poss.3s. ildengel a ilad er ngii el buik, mead.

ilakl   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see meleakl.

ilalidel   v.s. having chills; shivering severely. ilalidel a omritel er a kerrasem; kmal mekerasem; ouderiu.

ilamrokl   ilamrokl a ta er a bedengel a ngikel.

ilaot   n. coconut syrup (made by boiling chemadech = coconut sap); nectar; any sweet liquid. ilaot a chemadech er a lius el mesengoes el mo smiich; ilotel a lius, ilaot a merkos. Cf. oltall.

ilotam   n.poss.1pe.

iloted   n.poss.1pi.

ilotek   n.poss.1s.

ilotel   n.poss.3s. coconut syrup. ilotel a ilaot el ngii a ouilaot, ilotel a chelatngikl.

ilotel a chilakngil   expression. honey.

ilotem   n.poss.2s.

ilotir   n.poss.3p.

ilotiu   n.poss.2p.

ilasem₁   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see melasem. ilasem a mla measem; ulsemuul, esemii a ngloik, melasem.

ilasem₂   v.r.s. tried out; challenged. ilasem a mla measem; ulsemuul, esemii a ngloik, melasem.

ilasngesungel   n. the overhang of a roof. uchul orengodel er a blai.

ilbaib   ilbaib a dengchokl el oltekau a chimal, cheloit a bedengel.

ilbolb₁   ilbolb a melbolb; meliuekl, er ngii, rebulis a ilbolb er a blil a oudellomel a mariuana.

ilbolb₂   n. fortress.

ildall   v.a.s. (fruit, tapioca, taro, etc.) is to be peeled. ildall a kirel meild; kirel mengai a budel; ildii a brak, imild a diokang, ildel a kukau.

ildekelii   v.pf.3s.past. see mengidokel.

ildel   ildel a omelild er ngii, melild.

ildellel   ildellel a iiild el ngii a mellild, ildellel el diokang.

ildengel   n.r.s.poss.3s. see ilad. ildengel a ilad er ngii el buik, mead.

ildengelterir   v.pf.3p.human.past. see melad.

ildengii   v.pf.3s.past. see melad.

ildesall   v.r.s. (fruit) pared or shredded.

ildesii   v.pf.3s.past. see melides.

ildii   v.pf.3s. see melild. ildii a melild er ngii.

ildisel   n.poss.3s. see ildois. ildisel a ildois er ngii el udoud, beltok er ngii el belduchel.

 A ildisel! That's too much!

 Ng tela a ildisel a lisem? How many coconuts do you have?

ildois   n. amount, quantity or number (especially, large). ildois a ildisel; ulecherngelel; cherrengelel, beltok er a udoud.

diak lua ildisel a   expression. very many; not like any quantity of something imaginable.

ildisel   n.poss.3s. ildisel a ildois er ngii el udoud, beltok er ngii el belduchel.

 A ildisel! That's too much!

 Ng tela a ildisel a lisem? How many coconuts do you have?

 Chelechang el ledu a rechad er a Siria el kmo 'A Rubak a rubak er a bukl e diak lerubak er a oberberek,' e ak mo loia tia el klou el ildois er a cheroel a chimam. Now that the Syrians say that God is the lord of the hills and not the lord of the plains, I will give you victory over their huge army.

ildokel   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see mengidokel.

ileakl₁   see ilakl. ileakl a mla meakl; diak luldak; , meleakl, ileakl a beches er a mechut, ileklel.

ileakl₂   v.r.s. separated; separate; set apart; removed; dissociated; special. ileakl a mla meakl; diak luldak; , meleakl, ileakl a beches er a mechut, ileklel.

ilebechel   n.poss.3s. see ilobech. ilebechel a ilobech er ngii el mlai.

ilebed₁   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see melebed. ilebed a ulak; mla meebed, ilebodel er a iebed, malk a ilebed.

ilebed₂   v.r.s. see melebed. ilebed a ulak; mla meebed, ilebodel er a iebed, malk a ilebed.

ilebedii   v.pf.3s.past. see melebed.

ilebengel   ilebengel a ilab er ngii el ding.

ilebodel   ilebodel a ilebed.

ilechang   ilechang a melekoi a betok el klaloel cheroid er ngii el melekoi e kmeed er a orrenges, ilecha el udoud.

ilechetii   v.pf.3s.past. see meluchet.

ilei   ilei a melekoi a klalo el kmeed er a melekoi e cheroid er a orrenges, ilei el babier.

ilekemellam   n.poss.1pe. see ilekemellel.

ilekemelled   n.poss.1pi. see ilekemellel.

ilekemellek   n.poss.1s. see ilekemellel.

ilekemellel   n.poss.3s. his/her/its belongings.

ilekemellam   n.poss.1pe.

ilekemelled   n.poss.1pi.

ilekemellek   n.poss.1s.

ilekemellem   n.poss.2s.

ilekemellir   n.poss.3p.

ilekemellui   n.poss.2p.

 Ng di omais el dimeau me kede kmal ungil mes a rokui el ilekemellel. He just walks around naked so we can all see all of his parts.

ilekemellem   n.poss.2s. see ilekemellel.

 Mngai a ilekemellem e dorael. Get your stuff and let's go.

ilekemellir   n.poss.3p. see ilekemellel.

ilekemellui   n.poss.2p. see ilekemellel.

ileklii   v.pf.3s.past. see meleakl.

ileko   see ilekong.

 Ak ileko er a blim e ng di ke mle dibus. I came to your house, but you were out.

ilekong   v.past. see ekong. ilekong a mla eko er tilechang.

ilel   ilel a omeluil er ngii; meluil; ilel a chedecholl.

ileleb   v.r.s. overgrown (with foliage); flooded; under water; covered (with blanket, etc.). ileleb a delekedek; mla meeleb; ralm iueleb a dait er a mesei; rael a ileleb er a ralm.

ilemeklii   v.pf.3s.past. see melimokl.

ilemokl   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see melimokl.

ilengel₁   v.r.s. halted or stopped from the side; headed off. ilengel a ollumel el delasech el kerrekar, ilengel a mui er a ralm, klalo er a irechar.

ilengel₂   n.r.s. large wooden water tank. ilengel a ollumel el delasech el kerrekar, ilengel a mui er a ralm, klalo er a irechar. Cf. melengel.

ilengel₃   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see melengel.

ilengeleklii   v.pf.3s.past. see engelakl.

ilengelii   v.pf.3s.past. see melengel.

ilides₁   see ildesall. ilides a mla meides, selngos el mekekeriei, melides a bobai, idesel a bobai.

ilides₂   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see melides.

ilideuekl   ilideuekl a ngalek el merrodel me ng mlo diak el ngelekel a demal; ng mlo ochedal me a lechub e ng ochellel; osisiu el teletael a mo er a delal.

ilii   v.pf.3s. see meluil. ilii a meluil er ngii; ilii a chedecholl.

ilild₁   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see melild.

ilild₂   v.r.s. (fruit, tapioca, taro, etc.) peeled. ilild a nglai a budel; mla meild, ildii a diokang, imild a diokang, ildel.

ilildii   v.pf.3s.past. see melild.

ililii₁   v.pf.3s.past. see meluil.

ililii₂   v.pf.3s.past. see melaul.

ilisar   v.pf.3s.past. see meius.

iliu   iliu a mla imiu; dimlak el be ltab; mlai a mla imiu el merael.

iliuch₁   v.r.s. opened; cut open. iliuch a mla meiiuuch, ruul el diak el telenget, iuechii a mengur, imiuch, iuechel a tuna.

iliuch₂   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see meliuch.

iliud₁   see iluodel. iliud a rruul el chaibibeob; mla meiiuud a such, iuedii a ekil el mo iluodel.

iliud₂   iliud a cheldukl el bad el olengrull, iliud a oumesingd el ngar er a medal a rael.

iliuekl₁   v.r.s. surrounded by. iliuekl a ilbolb; mla iueklii; meliuekl er ngii, rengeasek a mla remurt el iueklii a oililaol el rokir.

iliuekl₂   iliuekl a kldibel, remechas a iliuekl er a beldokel el "ngarasar".

iliuekl₃   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see meliuekl.

iliueklii   v.pf.3s.past. see meliuekl.

ilkaik   n. curved edge of bottom of canoe which remains above water. ilkaik a chelsel a mlai; ilobech er a mlai er a daob. Cf. melkaik.

ilkelkel   n.poss.3s. see ilkolk. ilkelkel a ilkolk er ngii el blai; milkolk.

ilkelkel a btelum   expression. your stupidity.

ilkelkel a rengul   expression. his stupidity.

ilkelkel a rum   expression. darkness or gloominess of the room.

ilkol   n. mosquito (term used only in Peleliu).

ilkolk   n. darkness; stupidity. ilkolk a milkolk; keremerem, diak el mellomes.

ilkelkel   n.poss.3s. ilkelkel a ilkolk er ngii el blai; milkolk.

ilkelkel a btelum   expression. your stupidity.

ilkelkel a rengul   expression. his stupidity.

ilkelkel a rum   expression. darkness or gloominess of the room.

illebii   v.pf.3s.past. see meleleb.

illeleb   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see meleleb.

illitokl   n. whirlwind.

ilmeklel   n.poss.3s. see ilmokl. ilmeklel a ilmokl er ngii el beluu; mimokl.

ilmokl₁   n.r.s. freedom; license; permission. ilmokl a mimokl; mededaes, mimokl el deleuill, diak a ulecheracheb er a beluu.

ilmeklel   n.poss.3s. ilmeklel a ilmokl er ngii el beluu; mimokl.

 Ak milsa a ilmokl a Droteo, me ng sebechel el mo er a katsudo. I've given Droteo freedom (from earlier restrictions), so he can go to the movies.

ilmokl₂   v.r.s. loosened.

ilobech   n. hollowed-out hull of canoe or boat; hold. ilobech a chelsel a mlai er a daob.

ilebechel   n.poss.3s. ilebechel a ilobech er ngii el mlai.

ilotam   n.poss.1pe. see ilaot.

iloted   n.poss.1pi. see ilaot.

ilotek   n.poss.1s. see ilaot.

ilotel   n.poss.3s. coconut syrup. ilotel a ilaot el ngii a ouilaot, ilotel a chelatngikl.

ilotel a chelakngikl   expression. honey.

ilotel a chilakngil   expression. honey.

ilotem   n.poss.2s. see ilaot.

ilotir   n.poss.3p. see ilaot.

ilotiu   n.poss.2p. see ilaot.

ilou₁   ilou a klisichel; melailou er a chelebacheb, mengiil er a iusech.

ilou₂   n. sheltered or protected area next to hill, mountain, etc.

ilsechem₁   v.r.s. held or grasped firmly. ilsechem a orreked; ilsechomel, isechemii a udoud, isechem a kar, isechemel.

ilsechem₂   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see mesechem.

ilsechemii   v.pf.3s.past. see mesechem.

ilsechomel   ilsechomel a omelsechem; melsechem.

ilsemii   v.pf.3s.past. see melasem.

ilteet   n. riches; power; majesty. ilteet a meteet, mesiich, ngar bab el blai; ngalekilteet a ngaleksiich. Cf. meteet, klemeteet.

iltetam   n.poss.1pe.

ilteted   n.poss.1pi.

iltetek   n.poss.1s.

iltetel   n.poss.3s. iltetel a ilteet er ngii el chad; meteet.

iltetem   n.poss.2s.

iltetir   n.poss.3p.

iltetiu   n.poss.2p.

ngalek ilteet   expression. child of high family.

 A debel a ingsed a meteet er a ngikel. The ocean of our islands is abundant in fish.

 Se el blai a meteet er a chemachel. That family is well-known to have resources in betel nut.

iltekngam   n.poss.1pe. see iltekngel.

ilteknged   n.poss.1pi. see iltekngel.

iltekngek   n.poss.1s. see iltekngel.

iltekngel   n.poss.3s. amount; quantity; number. iltekngel a beltok er ngii; betok a udoud, ildisel; iltekngel a ngikel. [syn: iltekngil. iltekngil a iltekngel.]

iltekngam   n.poss.1pe.

ilteknged   n.poss.1pi.

iltekngek   n.poss.1s.

iltekngem   n.poss.2s.

iltekngir   n.poss.3p.

iltekngiu   n.poss.2p.

 A iltekngel! That's too much.

 Ng tela a iltekngel a lisem? How many coconuts do you have?

iltekngem   n.poss.2s. see iltekngel.

iltekngil   see iltekngel. iltekngil a iltekngel.

iltekngir   n.poss.3p. see iltekngel.

iltekngiu   n.poss.2p. see iltekngel.

iltetam   n.poss.1pe. see ilteet.

ilteted   n.poss.1pi. see ilteet.

iltetek   n.poss.1s. see ilteet.

iltetel   n.poss.3s. see ilteet. iltetel a ilteet er ngii el chad; meteet.

iltetem   n.poss.2s. see ilteet.

iltetir   n.poss.3p. see ilteet.

iltetiu   n.poss.2p. see ilteet.

iltuchel   iltuchel a ometiutech; meliutech.

iluchet₁   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see meluchet. iluchet a mla meiuchet, nglai er a techerakl, meluchet er ngii.

iluchet₂   v.r.s. unhooked. iluchet a mla meiuchet, nglai er a techerakl, meluchet er ngii.

iluchii   v.pf.3s.past. see meliuch.

iluil₁   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see meluil. iluil a mla meiuil; diak le blerk, ilii a bar; imuil a chedecholl, ilel a chedecholl.

iluil₂   v.r.s. rolled up. iluil a mla meiuil; diak le blerk, ilii a bar; imuil a chedecholl, ilel a chedecholl.

ilumel   n.a.s. drink; beverage. ilumel a ralm me a mengur me a ngii di le ngera el dolim; melim a kar, ngilmii a mengur. Cf. ulellumel, ollumel.

ilumel er a party   expression. party drink.

imelam   n.poss.1pe.

imeled   n.poss.1pi.

imelek   n.poss.1s.

imelel   n.poss.3s. imelel a ilumel el ngii a ouilumel, imelel el mengur.

imelem   n.poss.2s.

imelem el kohi   expression. your drink or cup of coffee.

imelir   n.poss.3p.

imeliu   n.poss.2p.

 Ak olab a ilumel el mo er a party. I'm bringing drinks to the party.

 Ng chamatter a ilumel. We have plenty of drinks.

Kede ousbech a kor el melim a ilumel. We use cups to drink.

Kede ousbech a ollumel el omelechang a ilumel er ngii. We use pitchers to put drinks in.

ilumel er a party   expression. party drink.

iluochel   see iliuch. iluochel a iliuch.

Iluochel   n.r.s. (in Palauan legend) name of Dilidechuu in Ngeaur after she began to prepare taro patches.

iluodel₁   n. stones, coconut shells, or similar objects used as support for cooking pot during serving. iluodel a iliud. [syn: iliud. iliud a rruul el chaibibeob; mla meiiuud a such, iuedii a ekil el mo iluodel.]

iluodel   v.s. (people) sitting, standing or arranged in a circle; (stone platform) built circular. iluodel a iliud. [syn: iliud. iliud a rruul el chaibibeob; mla meiiuud a such, iuedii a ekil el mo iluodel.]

iudellel   n.poss.3s.

iluodel₂   v.s. (people) sitting, standing or arranged in a circle; (stone platform) built circular. iluodel a iliud.

iluodellel   iluodellel a iliud er ngii.

ilus₁   v.pf.3p.inan.past. see meius. ilus a mla meius; imus a mlai el merael; isal a mlai.

ilus₂   v.r.s. rowed; paddled; stirred. ilus a mla meius; imus a mlai el merael; isal a mlai.

-im   affix. your (singular).

imakl   v.pf.3p.inan. see meleakl. imakl a meleakl, meruul el mo diak el luldak; imakl a kall er a ulengall.

imasem   v.pf.3p.inan. see melasem.

imdel   n.poss.3s. see iumd.

imeakl   see imakl.

Imeiong   n. hamlet in Ngeremlengui.

imekill   v.a.s. is to be loosened. imekill a kirel el mo mimokl; imeklii a delibuk, mo diak le kes a lechetel a chim, imeklel.

imeklel   imeklel a omelimokl er ngii.

imeklii   v.pf.3s. see melimokl. imeklii a melimokl er ngii, rullii el mo mimokl.

imekurs   n. Bilimbi fruit (sometimes used to flavor sea cucumber or to make drink similar to lemonade). imekurs a kall; kerrekar el mekemim a redechel.

imelam   n.poss.1pe. see ilumel.

imeled   n.poss.1pi. see ilumel.

Diak moruul a imeled el otsia. Why dont you make us some tea?

imelek   n.poss.1s. see ilumel.

Ng soak a mekelekolt el ralm. Tia el imelek a diak lmekelkolt. I want cold water. My drink is not cold.

A imelek a kmal merekos My drink is to sweet

A imelek a telkib el beralm. My drink needs a little more sugar.

imelek el ralm   expression. my drink of water.

imelel   n.poss.3s. see ilumel. imelel a ilumel el ngii a ouilumel, imelel el mengur.

imelem   n.poss.2s. see ilumel.

imelem el kohi   expression. your drink or cup of coffee.

Imeliik   n. village in S.W. Babeldaob (Aimeliik). Imeliik a Ngerebungs, beluu er a Keiukl; Babeldaob.

rechimeliik   n.pl. inhabitants of Imeliik.

imelir   n.poss.3p. see ilumel.

imeliu   n.poss.2p. see ilumel.

Ng ua ngara a imeliu? How's your drink?

imengel   v.pf.3p.inan. see melengel. imengel a melengel; osiuekl a mlai e olengit a ngikel, imengel a ngikel e omurech; bulis a mla iengelii a merechorech.

Imeong   Imeong a lmeungs, ordomel er a beluu er a Ngeremlengui.

imides   v.pf.3p.inan. see melides. imides a melides el meliliut, imides a bobai, idesii, idesel.

imiit   v.i. miss; fail to hit; pass by or over; go from one state to another. imiit a iit, diak el taut; imiit er a delenguchel, ometech e imiit, omurech e imiit, ietel, iit er ngii.

ietang   v.s.inch. finishing; passing by or over. [syn: ieta]

ietung   v.s.pred. is about to finish or be over.

imiit a medal   expression. asleep.

Ng ieta a chelsang.   expression. The work is over.

Ng ieta a sils.   expression. It's past the hottest part of the day.

ungil ieta sils   expression. good early afternoon (after chodochosong).

 A Toki a mla imiit. Toki has given birth.

 Ng mla imiit a cheokl. The worst is over.

 Ng mla imiit a cheokl er a rengul. It's a big relief.

imiit a medal   expression. asleep.

imild   v.pf.3p.inan. see melild. imild a melild; melai a budel, imild a diokang.

imis   v.s. excessive; too much; extreme; extremely. imis a uliis, medeel er a usbechall; uldirekork, mla imis a kall, isong, imis el mui.

imis el chetngaid   expression. too thin; extremely thin.

isong   v.s.inch. becoming excessive. isong a mla imis, mla engelakl er a ungil telkelel, isong er a ngerroel.

imis el chetngaid   expression. too thin; extremely thin.

imitech   imitech a melitech; remuteech a dertelkib, itechii a sorechii a telkib er a dach; imitech a kall; itechel.

imiu   v.t. pass by or in front of. imiu a engelakl e diak be ltab, eolt a mla imiu er a Belau, iul a eolt er a Beluad.

imiuch   v.pf.3p.inan. see meliuch. imiuch a meliuch, melobech el meliuekl; iuechii a beached el mekebud, iuechel.

Imiungs   n. old name of Ngeremlengui. Imiungs a chuodel el ngklel a Ngeremlengui.

imokl   v.pf.3p.inan. see melimokl. imokl a melimokl; remuul el mo diak el kes; mo medidai, imeklel a delibuk.

imorech   v.s. too much; overflowing. imorech a iorech, oleorech, imorech a klengoes a olsibes.

imuchet   v.pf.3p.inan. see meluchet. imuchet a meluchet; melai er a techerakl, echetii a bail; er a techerakl, echetel.

imui   n. small flood; high crest of river. imui a klou el baoch, klou a chull me ng tobeda imui, mla metengel a imui er a Ngeremeskang.

imuil   v.pf.3p.inan. see meluil. imuil a meluil; imuil a babier.

Imul   n. hamlet in Imeliik. Imul a chimo er a rengedel a beluu er a lmeliik.

imus   v.pf.3p.inan. see meius. imus a meius, meius a betok el mlai; dirrek el meius a ilumel.

imuul₁   n. crossbeam of bai on whose projecting ends buikorengodel is laid; crossbeam of house on whose projecting ends orengodel is laid. imuul a klekedall er a blai; kerrekar el delbard er a bita el mo er a bita el reakl.

imuul₂   v.i. cross over (to other side);. imuul a ngar a bitang el mo er a bitang; mo imuul er a omoachel el okiu a did.

imuul   n. crossbeam of bai on whose projecting ends buikorengodel is laid; crossbeam of house on whose projecting ends orengodel is laid. imuul a klekedall er a blai; kerrekar el delbard er a bita el mo er a bita el reakl.

Ingas   n. name of house in Ngerubesang.

Ingdonesia   n. Indonesia.

ingeklam   n.poss.1pe. see ingukl.

ingekled   n.poss.1pi. see ingukl.

ingeklek   n.poss.1s. see ingukl.

ingeklel   n.poss.3s. see ingukl. ingeklel a ingukl er ngii.

ingeklem   n.poss.2s. see ingukl.

ingeklir   n.poss.3p. see ingukl.

ingekliu   n.poss.2p. see ingukl.

Ingklis   n. (Eng., Jap.?) England.

ingsel   n.poss.3s. see iungs. ingsel a iungs er ngii el beluu.

ingsel a Belau   expression. islands of Palau.

ingukl   n. stones on which cooking pot is placed; fire hearth; fire pit. ingukl a kldei el bad el delalem er a chutem, ongedelel a olekang er a omeliokl.

ingeklam   n.poss.1pe.

ingekled   n.poss.1pi.

ingeklek   n.poss.1s.

ingeklel   n.poss.3s. ingeklel a ingukl er ngii.

ingeklem   n.poss.2s.

ingeklir   n.poss.3p.

ingekliu   n.poss.2p.

ingul   n.poss.3s. his/her/its anus. ingul a basingul, ingul a charm me a chad; tebedellel a dach.

iobech   n. ravine; valley.

iobs   n. scum/foam (from cooking food). iobs a teriobs, ebsel a sob, iobs er a klengoes.

ebsel   n.poss.3s. ebsel a eobs er ngii el klengoes, teriobs, ebsel a klengoes.

iodes   n. Palauan money: type of kldait. iodes a ta er a bedengel a bachel, udoud er a Belau.

ioi   interj. Oh! (exclamation of surprise used by females). ioi a medung a le kibetiekl a chad; ioi e ko mlei! ioi ng cheldecheduch e diak a chad er a bai!

ioll   ioll a cheldechuul, meduch er a ioll a dachelbai; chodechulii a dengerenger el el mo kedung; sebechel el mengedechuul a uldikel er a beluu el mo chelellakl.

iorech₁   iorech a imorech, brechorech er a klengoes a iorech el olsibes, klengoes a oleorech.

iorech₂   n. high incoming tide resulting from strong current.

iorosku   (Jap.) regards; greetings; used as a parting greeting, also in sense of 'give my regards to (a third person)' or as in 'he sends his regards', but not used upon first meeting someone as in Jap.

iosets   v.t. (Jap.: yoosetsu) weld.

iosiharu   n. (Jap.) spring (season).

iosiuki   n. (Jap.) winter.

iotei   n. (Jap.) schedule; plan.

iotsieng   n. (Jap.) kindergarten.

ioud   n. lateness; tardiness. Cf. meoud, omekioud.

eudam   n.poss.1pe.

euded   n.poss.1pi.

eudek   n.poss.1s.

eudel   n.poss.3s. eudel a eoud er ngii, meoud, ua ngera eudel a omerael?

eudem   n.poss.2s.

eudir   n.poss.3p.

eudiu   n.poss.2p.

 Tia el eudem! What happened? - You're late!

 A reched a ioud. Those who start early may finish late./Haste makes waste.

-ir₁   affix. their (human).

-ir₂   affix. him; her; it.

irebereb   n. darkness.

mengirebereb   v.i. walk or grope in the dark. mengirebereb a ngar a milkolk; mereb e le ng diak a olbidel; mengirebereb er a blai.

irechar   n. earlier times (at least ten years ago). irechar a mla memong; ngar a mong el taem, rechuodel, tekoi er a irechar. Cf. cherechar.

rechedad er a irechar   expression. our ancestors.

 A irechar e ng mla er ngii a ta el chelid el ngklel a Meluadeangel. Once upon a time, there was a god named Meluadeangel.

 A irechar e a remeteet a millabek a blsir a remechebuul. In earlier times the rich paid the fines of the poor.

irecherech   irecherech a milkelkang, ke di ngar er a skuul el mo irecherech?

  irimd   n. type of sea cucumber. irimd a ta er a bedengel a cheled el kall; ko er a blaol.

Irrai   n. village in S.E. Babeldaob (Airai); hamlet in Irrai. Irrai a Blias; beluu er a Babeldaob. Desbedall. Cf. Belias.

rechirrai   n.pl. inhabitants of Airai.

A kumdasu eia rechad era Irrai a bai ungil el ruul a omelai el oleng era ngidil chad el mo era skozio. I think people in Airai should make tool booths at the airport and collect fees.

irratel   irratel a mla mo merat el ruul; llel a lius el usbechall er a kesokes.

isal   isal a omeius er ngii; isal a mlai; meius a ilumel.

isall   v.a.s. is to be rowed, paddled or stirred. isall a kirel el meius; isar a mlai, imus a ilumel, isal.

isar   v.pf.3s. see meius. isar a omeius er ngii; meius a mlai; isar a ilumel.

isechel   n.poss.3s. see iusech. isechel a iusech er ngii el daob; meiusech a beluu.

isechem   v.pf.3p.inan. see mesechem. isechem a melsechem; isechemii a udoud, urrekodel el blutek a chimal; isechemel.

isechemall   v.a.s. is to be held or grasped firmly. isechemall a kirel el musechem; orekedii e kiresii; diak el isechemall a udoud me a chutem.

isechemel   isechemel a omelsechem er ngii el kall, melsechem, mekreos.

isechemii   v.pf.3s. see mesechem. isechemii a orreked er ngii; melsechem.

iseisech   iseisech a soal el oleisech; ouchais a ngar ngii er ngii, oisechel.

isiklechol   n. tarpon. isiklechol a ta er a bedengel a ngikel. [syn: chisiklechol]

isingel   isingel a debsochel; olebechall; diak el ungil el melekoi er a rechad, oudebsochel er a ngalek.

isngam   n.poss.1pe. see iis.

isnged   n.poss.1pi. see iis.

isngek   n.poss.1s. see iis.

isngel   n.poss.3s. see iis. isngel a iis er ngii, chad er a Merikel a teterbius a isngel.

Ngika el chad a kemangel a isngel This person has a long nose

isngem   n.poss.2s. see iis.

isngir   n.poss.3p. see iis.

isngiu   n.poss.2p. see iis.

isong   v.s.inch. becoming excessive. isong a mla imis, mla engelakl er a ungil telkelel, isong er a ngerroel.

itait   itait a meketeket; kelekall; meoud, ng mera el itait me a skoki a mla tuobed. Kelekall.

itechel   itechel a omelitech er ngii; rutechii a telkib.

itechii   itechii a melitech er ngii el dach.

ititiumd   n. ancient times; former times; a long time ago. ititiumd a irechar er a irechar; chad er a ititiumd.

itiu   num. 9 [nine] (counting). itiu a ochur el 9; oim, malong, uid, iai itiu.

Itkib   n. Ngetkib (used in certain fixed expressions).

  itotech   n. thumb-print emperor fish. itotech a ta er a bedengel a ngikel.

-iu   affix. your (plural).

iuaiu₁   iuaiu a ta er a bedengel a kerrekar.

iuaiu₂   v.s. calm; peaceful. Cf. mechiuaiu.

sechiuaiu   v.s. sleep a lot/late. sechiuaiu a soal el mechiuaiu; sechiuaiu a mla duob er a skoki.

iubet   iubet a mlo medechel er a ulekoad el kerrekar el mesisiich; iubet a ungil el idungel.

iuchii   v.pf.3s. see meliuch.

iud₁   n. bunch of bananas.

iud₂   n. type of clam.

iudellel   n.poss.3s. see iluodel.

iudoraib   n. (Eng.) rent-a-car; U-drive car; loose woman.

iudoraibu₁   n. (Eng.: U-drive) rent-a-car; U-drive car;.

iudoraibu   v.s. (woman) loose or fast.

iudoraibu₂   v.s. (woman) loose or fast.

iuebed   v.pf.3p.inan. see melebed. iuebed a melebed, mdechem, iebedii a malk, iuebed a ngikel.

iuechel₁   n.poss.3s. see oliuch. iuechel a omeliuch er ngii,meliuch.

iuechel₂   n.poss.3s. tears. iuechel a chiuosech er ngii el mad, mla ruebet a iuechel a medal.

iuechii   iuechii a meliuch er ngii.

Iuekako   n. passage in Ngerdmau. Iuekako a toachel er a Ngardmau.

iuekill   v.a.s. is to be surrounded by. iuekill a kirel el miuekl; iueklii a kurangd, meliuekl er a beluu, iueklel.

iuekl   v.pf.3p.inan. see meliuekl.

iueklel₁   iueklel a omeliuekl er ngii; meliuekl.

iueklel₂   iueklel a ieuekl el mertii, ieuekl el mo dibus.

iueklii   iueklii a meliuekl er ngii.

iueleb   v.pf.3p.inan. see meleleb. iueleb a meleleb; ralm a mla iueleb a rael, mart a rael; ielebel.

iuelii   iuelii a melaul er ngii el kingall; iuelel a kingall.

Iuesang   n. location in Ngeriab.

iuklii   v.pf.3s. see meliuekl.

iul   n. freycinetia tree. iul a ta er a bedengel a kerrekar.

iulii   see eulii.

Iuliti   n. Ulithi.

iull   n. wave in open ocean; swell.

ouiull   v.i. (fish) swim near surface of water and make ripples; (submerged log, etc.) cause surface of water to ripple.

iumd   n. algae. iumd a dellomel el dubech er a klalo el meketeket el diak a usbechel; mlai a di ulak e ngosecha iumd er ngii, imdel a bad.

imdel   n.poss.3s.

iungs   n. island. iungs am ekekerei el beluu el daob a iliuekl er ngii; Belau a iungs.

chad er a iungs   expression. islander (way of referring to inhabitants of other Micronesian districts).

ingsel   n.poss.3s. ingsel a iungs er ngii el beluu.

ingsel a Belau   expression. islands of Palau.

rechiungs   n.pl. islanders.

 Ak ulemechar er tia el siats er a iungs er a Marialas. I bought this shirt in the Mariana Islands.

 Ng mle soak el me er tia el iungs. I wanted to come to this island.

 Ngak a mle soak el me er tia el iungs. I wanted to come to this island.

 A Hawaii a uldekial a eim el iungs. Hawaii includes or consists of five (main) islands.

iuochel   v.a.s. is to be opened or cut open. iuochel a kirel el meiuch; meliuch a mengur, imuich a mekebud.

ius   n. crocodile. ius a charm el kiei a daob me a omoachel; bekeu el charm.

ius er a Belau   expression. Palauan crocodile (without webbed feet).

ius er a chomote   expression. non-indigenous crocodile (with webbed feet).

iusbeluu   n. scorpion. iusbeluu a ta er a bedengel a charm er a beluu el ko er a ius.

Ngak mea ius a mlo kaiberober er ngkal chemang era taoch. The crocodile and I had a snatching match for the crab in the channel.

Ak medakd el obangch era ius. Im scared to get bitten by a crocodile.

ius er a Belau   expression. Palauan crocodile (without webbed feet).

ius er a chomote   expression. non-indigenous crocodile (with webbed feet).

iusbeluu   n. scorpion. iusbeluu a ta er a bedengel a charm er a beluu el ko er a ius.

iusech   n. calmness (usually of sea). iusech a chelellakl, meiusech; diak el meses a eolt. Cf. meiusech, omekiusech.

isechel   n.poss.3s. isechel a iusech er ngii el daob; meiusech a beluu.

iuud   n. type of oyster.

iuul   n. wave in open ocean; swell. iuul a dertelkib el chedesaoch el obengkel a berius; ngar ngii a iuul me a ert a ometuat.

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