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Updated: 11/4/2017       

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abacus  
abacus.  sorapang

abandon  
to discard, to throw away, to abandon.  kesepwekehla
to discard, to throw away, to abandon.  likinpwelihala
to forget; to abandon.  manokehla
to forget; to abandon.  meliehla
to forsake, to abandon.  likidmeliehla
to forsake, to abandon.  pohnsehsehla

abbreviate  
to be shortened, to be abbreviated.  kamwot

Abedefdus sordidus  
fish sp., black-spot sergeant, Abedefdus sordidus.  peikopw

Abelmoschus moschatus  
plant sp., musk mallow, Abelmoschus moschatus.  tehmetei

abhor  
to abhor.  dongodongki

ability  
to interview; to examine someone's ability.  kederpohnpehih

ablaze  
ablaze.  lulda
ablaze.  mpwulda

able  
to be able to, can.  kak

abnormal  
abnormal sounding, as of the voice or an instrument.  par₄
abnormal, deformed, odd.  pakalong

aboard  
to board₁, to step up onto, to climb aboard; of fish, to spawn on the reef.  karada₁
to board₁, to step up onto, to climb aboard; of fish, to spawn on the reef.  kerada

abolish  
to cause to vanish; to nullify; to dismiss, as a court case; to abolish.  kasohre

aboriginal  
native, aboriginal, indigenous.  pwelidak
native, aboriginal, indigenous.  pwilidak

abortion  
abortion.  pehdseri

about  
here and there, without definite direction; about.  -seli

above  
above, upon, upper, on (him, her, or it); when used in place names, powe is east of pah.  powe
above, upper, upwind, windward side; older sibling relationship.  pohnangi

abrasion  
to have an abrasion or superficial wound.  tepwedi

abscess  
abscess, gangrene, fatty tumor.  edin nahn

absent-minded  
absent-minded, forgetful.  limanokonok
absent-minded, forgetful.  semanokonok

absorb  
to inhale, to breathe in deeply, to absorb.  ihk
to suck, to absorb.  mihk

abstain  
to abstain, from anything, to refrain from.  likisang
to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from.  mweisang
to fast₁ or abstain from food.  kalehk
to fast₁ or abstain from food.  kalehki
to fast₁ or abstain from food, voluntarily or under command from a superior.  kaisihsol
to fast₁ or abstain from food, voluntarily or under command from a superior.  kaisol

abstemious  
abstemious, temperate in eating and drinking.  ewetik

abundant  
abundant, plentiful.  rek

abuse  
to be wasted; to be neglected, to be mistreated, to be abused.  wiakaula
to waste; to neglect, to mistreat, to abuse (a person).  wiakawe

abused  
bruised; abused.  mwou
wasteful; neglected, mistreated, abused.  wiakau

abusive  
abusive, wasteful.  wiekau

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acacia  
tree sp., acacia, Acacia confusa, and flamboyant, Bauhinia monandra.  pilampwoia

Acacia confusa  
tree sp., acacia, Acacia confusa, and flamboyant, Bauhinia monandra.  pilampwoia

Acanthaster planci  
crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, covered with long spines, destroys the coral of coral reefs.  rarahni

Acanthocybium solandri  
fish sp., wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri.  ahl₂

Acanthuridae  
fish sp., Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes). surgeonfish, Acanthurus gahhm; normally found on the barrier reef.  tamwarok

Acanthuridae guttatus  
fish sp. Acanthuridae guttatus (spotted tang); normally found in barrier reef.  parapar

Acanthurus aliala  
fish sp., surgeonfish, Acanthurus aliala.  durudara

Acanthurus gahhm  
fish sp., Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes). surgeonfish, Acanthurus gahhm; normally found on the barrier reef.  tamwarok

Acanthurus lineatus  
fish sp., bluebanded surgeonfish, Acanthurus lineatus, normally found on the barrier reef.  wakapw

Acanthurus triostequs  
fish sp. convict tang, Acanthurus triostequs, normally found on the barrier reef.  letepwel

Acanthurus xanthopterus  
fish sp., yellowfin surgeonfish, Acanthurus xanthopterus.  pakas

Acanturus guttatus  
fish sp., white-spotted surgeonfish, Acanturus guttatus.  parapar en lik

accent  
accent, dialect, tune, tone.  ngohr
to speak with an accent; to utter words or syllables.  sis₁

accept  
to accept; to raise , to rear, to have children.  sapwellimankihda
to hold; to accept.  ninlimehda
to pay attention to; to take another's speech or actions seriously; to accept or to take up another’s offer.  ahng₃
to take or get; to receive, to accept.  ale
to take, to get; to receive, to accept.  ale
to take; to accept.  alehda
to take; to accept.  patohwanda

acceptable  
to become acceptable.  kenikenla

accepting  
accepting, not choosy.  soulipilipil

accompany  
to accompany and assist.  likid₂
to accompany, join, or go with, to participate, to attend.  iang
to march; to go together, to accompany one another.  kapar

accomplish  
to be finished, to be accomplished.  imwisekila
to be finished; to be accomplished.  keimwisek
to finish, to accomplish, to complete.  kaneke
to finish, to accomplish, to complete.  kaunsakala
to finish; to accomplish something.  keimwisak

according  
according to.  niduwen
according to.  ninduwen
legal, done according to the law.  pwungieng kosonned

accordion  
accordion.  kutian

account  
account.  akaund
an account of.  koasoaiepe
checking account.  nahken pohnsewe sek
checking account.  seking akaund
debt, credit, account.  pweipwand
savings account.  nahken sent
savings account.  seiping akaund
to establish; to give a historic account of.  poadokada
to give a historical account of something.  padokada

account₁  
because; on account₁ of.  pwehki

accounting  
bookeeping, accounting, reconciliation of an account.  kainen pwuhk

accurate  
accurate, in shooting or throwing.  pehinen

accusation  
to make a false accusation.  karaun likamw
accusation.  kadip
accusation.  pakaraun
accusation, defamation.  karaun

accuse  
to make a false accusation.  karaun likamw
to make an accusation.  karaun
to make an accusation.  pakaraun
to accuse.  kadip
to accuse falsely.  karaun likamwih
to accuse, to tell on someone, to snitch.  kedipa
to accuse; to defame.  karaune
to be falsely accused; to be a scapegoat.  kangidirawi
to blame, to accuse, to impute.  mpimpe
to do something bad and then accuse someone else.  pweinen kehpki

accuser  
accuser.  me kadip
false accuser.  sounkaraun
prosecutor, public prosecutor, accuser, tattletale.  sounkadip

accustomed  
to be accustomed or used to one another; to be acquainted.  paiahn
to be used to or accustomed to, to be familiar with (something).  ahn₁

ace  
ace, in playing cards.  ehs₂
ace, in playing cards.  eis₃

Achatina fulica  
giant African snail Achatina fulica.  dendenmwosi

ache  
to hurt, to be painful, to ache.  medek

Achyranthes aspera  
Achyranthes aspera, used to treat the sting of a stonefish, Achyranthes bidentata, and Cyathula prostrata.  osen likendinikep

Achyranthes bidentata  
Achyranthes aspera, used to treat the sting of a stonefish, Achyranthes bidentata, and Cyathula prostrata.  osen likendinikep

acid reflux  
heartburn, acid reflux.  lipahrekerek
heartburn, acid reflux.  sohiahia

acknowledge  
to acknowledge high-titled people before the distribution of food or at the beginning of a speech, done when the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken or their spouses are present or their kousapw counterparts, or the holder of an honorary title .  lapwehpwe
to acknowledge high-titled people before the distribution of food, done when the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken or their spouses are present, or their kousapw counterparts, or the holder of an honorary title .  pwekwou
to formally acknowledge the presence of visitors, done as a respect gesture by individuals traveling after or with the recipients.  aluhmwur

acne  
pimple, acne.  maht

acquainted  
to be accustomed or used to one another; to be acquainted.  paiahn
to be acquainted with one another.  pehse
to introduce; to make acquainted.  kapehseh

acquisitive  
greedy, acquisitive.  neimwel
greedy, acquisitive.  noahrok

acre  
acre.  eiker

Acrocephalus syrinx  
bird sp., Carolinian reed-warbler, Acrocephalus syrinx.  limwehdi

acrophobia  
causing acrophobia or vertigo.  kelengk

acrophobic  
acrophobic.  lengk

act  
act, a main division of a play.  ak
to demonstrate, to act as if.  akahk

Actinopyga mauritiana  
Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers), Actinopyga mauritiana, eaten, found in the surf zone on the barrier reef; Holothuria nobilis, teatfish, most commercially valuable sea cucumber species.  matepw

action  
a motion, as in a legislative proceeding, action.  kemwekid
an action taken by a Nahnmwarki or his subjects that could be viewed by the Great Spirit (Enihlap, Koht) as offensive, believed to bring about an abrupt end to the reign of the ruling Nahnmwarki.  kamwotomwei
deceptive action.  dikadik
motion, movement; action, affairs.  keielek
motion, movement; action, affairs.  mwekid
to take prompt action on something because the opportunity is right, to take advantage of a situation or an opportunity.  insaniki
to take prompt action on something because the opportunity is right, to take advantage of a situation or an opportunity.  isaniki

active  
active.  pehrier
active, lively, uneasy; restless, with reference to a child.  lierkik
active, peppy.  pwahtiet
unsteady, unstable; active, as in a hyperactive person.  mwekidikid

activity  
the final activity in a competition.  saingo
work, activity, function, affair.  doadoahk

actor  
player, athlete; actor, actress.  sounmwadong

actress  
player, athlete; actor, actress.  sounmwadong

Acts  
Acts, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).  Wiewia kan

actually  
actually.  nahn₄

acute  
sharp, keen; acute; excellent.  eingar

acute jawed mullet  
acute jawed mullet, Neomyxus leuciscus, normally found on the fringing reef.  limwer

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adage  
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  koasoai

Adam's apple  
Adam's apple.  takain were

add  
to add.  kapat
to add breadfruit to a pit of preserved breadfruit.  irere mahr
to add or include.  iangahki
to add space, to thin out, to space out in time.  kamalawa₁
to add water to pounded kava.  pwadik₂
to add water to pounded kava.  pwed₂
to be mixed, to be added, of ingredients.  dol₁
to cherish; to add small stones to an uhmw.  kanai
to fill up, to add more in numbers.  kadirehla
to ignite, to add wood to a fire; to speed up, to make go faster, as an engine.  saunehng
to mix, to add ingredients.  doaloa

added  
to be added, of any substance with a fragrant odor.  tehte₁

addition  
addition.  kapat
addition, appendix, supplement.  koakondakong
to create an addition or appendix, to supplement with.  koakondakonge

address  
last name; address.  adires

Adenanthera pavovnina  
tree sp., red sandalwood, Adenanthera pavovnina.  kaikes

Adenostemma lanceolatum  
plant sp., Adenostemma lanceolatum.  mapulupul

adequate  
bearing much, productive, more than adequate.  woahkian
to be enough, adequate, ample, sufficient.  itar

adhere  
to adhere to; to join with others; to travel by.  iangala
to always go with, to always tag along; to be attached to, to adhere to.  pwilih

adherent  
adherent, cohesive, gummy, sticky; insistent; tense.  ngidingid

adjacent  
to lie adjacent to.  ulopat

adjective  
adjective.  perip

administrator  
governor, district administrator.  kepina

administrators  
the area where the administrators lived in Nan Madol.  Madol Pah

admirable  
admirable, very popular, of a person.  tantal

admire  
admired; famous.  wadawad₂
to admire.  wadek₂

admit  
to admit, to confess; to reveal.  lakahda
to admit, to confess; to reveal.  ndahda
to confess, to reveal, to disclose, to admit.  wehk
to submit; to admit; to introduce a bill in the legislature.  kapidolong₁

adopt  
to be adopted, of an idea or innovation; to be purchased.  alahlda
to lift, to pick up; to adopt.  pwek₁
to nurture; to raise children, to provide guidance for children; to develop or adopt habits or ideas from.  kairada

adore  
to worship, to adore.  pwongih
to worship, to adore.  pwungih₁
to worship, to adore; to be specifically directed to, as of a message.  kaudoke

adrift  
to be adrift or lost at sea.  peila

adulterer  
a habitual adulterer or adulteress.  lipakapakau

adulteress  
a habitual adulterer or adulteress.  lipakapakau

adultery  
adultery, fornication.  nenek
to commit adultery, to fornicate.  nenek
to commit adultery, to fornicate.  neneke
to sin, to commit adultery.  dihp

advantage  
advantage.  kamwahupe
said of one who takes advantage of others when they are distracted.  derinmwoarong
to improve the occasion; to take advantage of.  eipenperihri
to take advantage of a girl sexually.  keserenialki
to take advantage of, used in a negative sense.  engmwahukihla
to take prompt action on something because the opportunity is right, to take advantage of a situation or an opportunity.  insaniki
to take prompt action on something because the opportunity is right, to take advantage of a situation or an opportunity.  isaniki

advantageous  
useful, worthwhile, valuable, advantageous.  katapan

Advent  
Advent.  Adwendo

adventurous  
daring, reckless, bold, adventurous.  loallap

adverb  
adverb.  adperip
conjunctive adverb.  adperip en pous
conjunctive adverb.  lepin lokaiahn pous
enclitic adverb.  enklidik adperip
sentence adverb.  sendens adperip

adversary  
adversary, enemy.  imwintihti

adverse  
adverse.  loalmwerewet

advice  
a speech to give or seek advice.  sakaradahn kaweid
advice.  peneu
advice.  serierlap
directions, as on labels; advice,.  kaweid
directions, as on labels; advice,.  kepindewehlap₂
provisions taken on a trip; gift taken on a trip; good deeds, used biblically; advice taken to heart, fish acquired from another canoe in a exchange of fish.  kepinwar
to give bad advice.  kaweidsuwedih
to give precautionary advice; to coach.  kapih₁

advise  
to advise.  panawih
to be advised.  peneu
to correct, as homework; to give correct advise, to judge.  kapwung
to lead or guide; to set an example for; to advise; to give directions.  kaweid
to lead or guide; to set an example for; to advise; to give directions.  kepindewe

advisor  
advisor.  sounkaweid

adze  
a kind of adze.  pairuk₂
a kind of adze.  sile moahl
a kind of adze, used for hollowing out the trunk of a tree used in the building of a canoe.  medeu
clam, Tridacna maxima; adze, axe.  sile₂
large adze or axe.  sile pangapang
shell adze, made from the shell of the giant clam.  kih₅
small adze for making a canoe.  silemehl

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Aerodramus vanikorensis  
bird sp., island swiftlet, Aerodramus vanikorensis.  kalimwed
bird sp., island swiftlet, Aerodramus vanikorensis.  kelimwed

Aeschynomene indica  
plant sp., Aeschynomene indica.  ikin sihk

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affair  
sexual affair.  kamwahl
to double-cross; to fornicate, to have a sexual affair.  kamwahl
to have an affair.  kerir
work, activity, function, affair.  doadoahk

affairs  
motion, movement; action, affairs.  keielek
motion, movement; action, affairs.  mwekid

affection  
a term of affection used by parents with a child.  samwa₂
dear, a term of affection use by parents with their children or among friends.  seriko
dear, a term of affection use by parents with their children or among friends.  serwa
love, affection, romance, devotion.  limpoak
love, affection, romance, devotion.  nantehlap
love, affection, romance, devotion.  ninsehlap
love, affection, romance, devotion.  nintehleng
love; affection.  poakepoak

affectionate  
affectionate.  nahnapwoud
affectionate, loving.  poak
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  limpoak
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  nantehlap
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  ninsehlap
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  nintehleng
tender, affectionate, of a glance.  nanmassohtih

affiliated  
to be affiliated with, to associate with, to be related to.  keieng

affinity  
having a special affinity for growing certain species of yams.  pwuwak

affirm  
to tighten a knot; to affirm.  idilepeh
to tighten a knot; to affirm.  salihpene

affirmative sentence  
affirmative sentence.  sendens iei me mie

affix  
to fasten, to affix.  kapasa

afflict  
to be afflicted by something, either emotionally or physically.  kaweirek

afflicted  
to be emotionally afflicted.  sengiloal

affliction  
emotional affliction.  sengiloal

affluence  
fortune, wealth, affluence, happiness, grace.  isar
fortune, wealth, affluence; happiness, grace.  paii

Afghanistan  
Afghanistan.  Apkanisdan

afraid  
afraid of ghosts.  lemmw
afraid of ghosts.  lommw
afraid of ghosts.  misikeni
afraid, frightened, cowardly, bashful.  masepwehk
to be afraid of, to fear.  masak

Africa  
Africa.  Aprika

African oil palm  
African oil palm, Elaesis guineensis, introduced by the Japanese for its oil.  apwuraiasi
African oil palm, Elaesis guineensis, introduced by the Japanese for its oil.  nihn aprika

African violet  
blanket; African violet, a flowering plant belonging to the Gesneriaceae family.  pilangkes

after  
after, behind (him, her, or it).  mwuri
to pass by, to go beyond; after, with reference to telling time.  daulih

afterbirth  
afterbirth.  sou₆
placenta, afterbirth.  iengen seri

afternoon  
afternoon.  mwurin souwas
afternoon, the time interval between souwas and soutik.  pahnkioal

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again  
again; once more.  pilehu
to repeat an activity; to do again.  sapahl
to repeat; to do again.  pwurehng

age  
age.  sounpar
age, of a Nahnmwarki.  timwen paipenleng
age, of a Nahnmwarki.  tumwen paipenleng
old, aged; ripe.  likeilap
old, aged; ripe.  mah
to age, of food; to let get ripe.  kamat

agent  
spy, secret agent.  sipaining

Ageratum conyzoides  
bush sp., Ageratum conyzoides or Synedrella nodiflora.  pwisehn kou

aggravate  
to provoke, to irritate, to exasperate, to aggravate.  kamwoaronge

aggression  
to behave aggressively, to display aggression.  kederpahpa

aggressive  
always wanting to be superior; aggressive; idealistic, willing to support a cause.  akuh
strong, capable of moving steadily and with force; aggressive; intensive.  idipek

agitate  
to stir, to mix, to agitate.  erpe

agitated  
to be washed up on the reef or shore; of water, to be agitated.  pwungidekida

agitating  
irritating, disturbing, agitating.  kelingeringer

Aglaia mariannensis  
tree sp., Aglaia mariannensis, used medicinally and for firewood.  marasau

ago  
a while ago.  ngkapwan
a while ago.  ningkapwan
long ago, a vague temporal designation of the time when the first humans were present on the island.  keilahn aio
long ago, ancient.  kawa₁

agonizing  
painful, agonizing, torturous.  weirek

agree  
to agree, to like, to prefer.  kupwurki
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  ingirekih
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  ngirahkih
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  pwungki
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  pwungki
to be in agreement, to reach consensus.  pwungpene
to be organized, to be structured; to be settled, to be decided, to be agreed upon.  koasoandi
to heed, to pay attention to, to agree with.  ahne
to like or love, to consider good, to desire sexually; to agree, to like, to prefer.  mwahuki
to stand for, to side with; to support, to agree with, to favor.  uhki

agreement  
contract, promise, agreement, covenant.  inou₁
organization, structure, rule, plan, agreement; judgement, pronouncement, decision.  koasoandi
to come to an agreement.  kapwungada

agricultural fair  
agricultural fair.  impiokai

agricultural product  
agricultural product.  wahn sahpw

agriculture  
agriculture.  doahken sahpw

aground  
to run aground.  ser₂

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ahead  
ahead of, in front of, before (him, her, or it).  mwowe₁

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aid  
help, assistance, aid.  sawas
to help, to assist, to aid.  sawas
to help, to assist, to aid.  sewese

Aidia racemosa  
tree spp., Aidia racemosa, Geniostoma repestre, and Cyclophyllum barbatum.  kehnmand

AIDS  
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).  Eid
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).  Eit

ailment  
to be intoxicated, to be drunk; to have an incurable ailment.  luhmwuhmwla

aim  
to straighten; to inventory; to aim.  kainene

air  
air, atmosphere, breeze, wind.  kisinieng
air, gas, atmosphere, breeze, wind, fumes; energy, aura.  ahng₁
slit, crack, small opening, empty space, outer space, air space.  nanwehwe
to be out of breath, to be unable to catch one's breath; to be shut off from a source of air.  mwopw
to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze.  kehngitik
to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze.  pohnieng
to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze.  pohres

air condition  
to air condition something.  erkahnih

air conditioner  
air conditioner.  ehrkan
air conditioner.  ehrkandihsin

airfield  
airport, airfield.  skohso
airport, airfield.  wasahn sompihr

airplane  
airplane.  sompihr

airport  
airport, airfield.  skohso
airport, airfield.  wasahn sompihr

air-raid shelter  
man-made cave, air-raid shelter.  pwohkungo

air-raid siren  
air-raid siren.  kuhsuh

airstrip  
airstrip, runway.  kassohro

airy  
breezy, airy.  engitik

aisle  
aisle, sidewalk.  wasahn alu

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akimbo  
to stand with one's hands on one's hips, to stand with one's arms akimbo.  pedilukop

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Alabama  
Alabama.  Alapahma

Alaska  
Alaska.  Alaska

alcohol  
alcohol.  ahrkohl
alcohol consumed as a chaser after drinking kava.  kapohpo
paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litepw
paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litopw
to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litepw
to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litopw

alcoholic  
alcoholic, always drunk.  nompe

alert  
to disturb or alert by making a pounding noise.  kumw
to disturb or alert by making a pounding noise.  kumwur

Alexandrian laurel  
Alexandrian laurel, Calophyllum inophyllum, a tree sp. with hard wood that is suitable for lumber and the manufacture of furniture, sap used for glue.  isou

algae  
algae.  pwisehn ketipin

alight  
to alight or step down; to flow or drop, as of a liquid.  keredi
to take a step, to set one's footing; to land, to alight, of anything capable of flight; in the water, to touch the bottom with one's feet; of kava, to begin to have an effect on one; to settle, of liquids.  sok₁

align  
to align, to equalize, to level.  kapahrek₂

aligned  
aligned, arranged, settled, ordered.  soan

alive  
to be alive.  ieiias
to be alive.  momour

all  
all.  koaros
every, all.  koaruhsie

Allamanda cathartica  
plant sp., Allamanda cathartica, said to have been introduced by the Germans.  pahtou₂

allegation  
criminal or civil complaint; allegation.  kadipadip

allergic  
to be allergic to, to easily contract, as an illness.  kehieng

alleviate  
to palliate an ill person, to help alleviate the symptoms of an illness.  kenei soumwahu

alligator  
sp. of large brown lizard; any large lizard, alligator, or crocodile.  kieil

Allium cepa  
onion, Allium cepa.  anien

Allium fistulosum  
green onion, Allium fistulosum.  nengi
green onion, Allium fistulosum.  ningi

Allophylus ternatus  
plant species, Allophylus ternatus; use for medicine and to make fishing nets.  unge

Allophylus timoriensis  
plant sp., Allophylus timoriensis.  sekesek

allotment  
allotment.  aladmen

allow  
to allow, to permit.  mweidehng
to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit.  dukieng
to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit.  oke₂
to release, to let go; to allow one to leave.  mweidala
to treat an ill-tempered person well; to indulge, to permit, to allow, to pay attention to.  katele

allowable  
to be allowable, to be permissible.  mweimwei₁

allusion  
to hint about something; to employ irony, to insinuate, to make indirect allusion to.  serere

almond  
a tree sp.; false kamani, also called tropical almond or Indian almond, Terminalia catappa, the fruit of which contains an edible seed tasting like an almond, valued for its wood, useful as a source of lumber.  dipwoapw

almost  
almost, nearly.  kerenieng

Alocasia macrorrhizos  
leaf of taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine...  pahn sepwikin
leaf of taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine ...  tehn sepwikin
taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in tre...  ohd
taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treat...  sepwikin
taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in t...  wehd

alone  
to be alone.  kalapwuk
to be alone.  kautohr
to be alone.  kelehpw

alongside  
to be alongside of; to be dedicated to.  peieng

aloof  
aloof, indifferent.  popohn

alphabet  
alphabet;.  alpaped
English alphabet.  eipisi
letter, alphabet.  mesen nting

Alpinia  
a native ginger, Alpinia carolinensis.  iouiou

Alpinia carolinensis  
a native ginger, Alpinia carolinensis.  ieuieu

also  
also.  pil₁

altar  
altar; any ancient structure of stones; a pile.  pehi₂
an altar built in honor of the trust between Isokelekel and the people of And.  Pein Pak
an altar located in Nan Madol that is the burial site of both Isokelekel and Liahnensokole.  Pehi en Namweiias
an altar located in Nan Madol that is the burial site of both Isokelekel and Liahnensokole.  Pein Namweiias
holy altar.  peisarawi
sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place, sitting place.  marekileng
sitting place, sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place.  mwoahl₁

alter  
to be changed, to be altered.  kewikila
to change, to alter.  kawikala

alternate  
to alternate, to exchange, as a position or load.  peisipal

although  
although.  mahnda ma
although.  mahndahte ma
although.  mehnda ma
although.  mehndahte ma

altitude  
height, altitude.  ilepe

alto  
to sing alto.  aldo

aluminum  
aluminum.  alminiom

always  
always, incessantly.  poaden

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amazed  
to be amazed at, to be surprised at.  kepingahla
to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed.  pwuhrleng
to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed.  pwuriamwei

amazement  
surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock.  pwuhrleng
surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock; mental or physical damage to a baby as a result of exposure to a loud noise.  pwuriamwei

amazing  
amazing, astonishing.  kapwuriamwei
amazing, astonishing.  koapwuriamwei

ambulance  
ambulance.  ampwulens

ambush  
to ambush; to catch in the act.  rukihdi

amen  
amen.  ahmen

America  
America, United States of America.  Amerika

American  
the American period.  Mwein Amerika

Amos  
Amos, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).  Eimwos

amount  
excessive amount.  mwuledek
size, amount, quantity.  uwe₁
total amount.  tohtowe

ample  
to be enough, adequate, ample, sufficient.  itar

amputate  
to be ended, terminated, or stopped; to be amputated.  tok₁

amputee  
a amputee, one or both legs missing.  nehtok
amputee, one or both arms missing.  pehtok

amuse  
to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to.  kaperenih
to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to.  kapoulaulih
to make someone happy, to amuse.  kaparan

amusing  
amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful.  kaperen
amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful.  kapoulaul
amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful.  poulaul
funny, amusing, boisterous.  kemehnkouruhr

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an  
Isokelekel's chief lieutenant; an honorary title.  Nahnesen

Anadara  
clam sp., antique ark, Anadara antiquata scapha, popular food item.  lipwei

analogy  
to provide an example; to make an analogy, to make a comparison; to point out a paradox.  karasaras

Ananas comosus  
pineapple, Ananas comosus, used as skirts.  pweinaper

anatto  
anatto or lipstick plant, Bixa orellana, used as a food coloring for rice.  doaloa rais

ancestor  
a title that originated from the name of one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.  Nahliam
one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.  Lipeisapan
one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.  Lipohnsapani
source, origin, or parent of a surculose, a plant that produces suckers (root sprouts); ancestor.  inosada

ancestry  
lineage, ancestry, geneology.  irekidien peneinei
the act of tracing one's ancestry.  kedeudeu
to trace one's ancestry according to clan.  kadoukeinek
to trace one's ancestry according to clan.  kodoukeinek
to trace one's ancestry, to recall past history.  kadoudou
to trace one's ancestry, to recall past history.  kodoudou

anchor  
anchor.  angke
anchor; rope used for tying boats or canoes.  peudek
the triangle formed by the hull and spars of an outrigger canoe, through which a pole may be stuck into the ground to serve as an anchor.  ekehk
to anchor.  peudakih
to anchor a canoe by placing a pole between the outrigger and the hull and sticking it into the ocean bed.  ilewe
to anchor, to dock, of a canoe or any vehicle.  poudakih
to be anchored or tied up, of a boat; to be parked, of a car.  pei₄
to weigh down, to anchor something in place by placing an object on top of it; to kill.  koasuk

anchored  
to be anchored, to be docked.  poudek

ancient  
long ago, ancient.  kawa₁

and  
and.  oh₂
and then.  apw
however, and, then.  ah₃

Andropogon glaber  
grass sp., Andropogon glaber or Paspalum cartilagineum.  rehnta

anemone  
sea anemone sp.  limwadong

angel  
angel.  tohnleng

Angelonia angustifolia  
plant sp., Angelonia angustifolia.  mwahng₁

Angelonia gardneri  
bush sp., Angelonia gardneri.  karmihna

anger  
anger.  engieng₂
anger.  lingeringer
anger, used for the Nahnmwarki.  ahng₁
belligerent, easily angered, pugnacious, resentful, bitter.  kotuhwahu
easily angered, short-tempered.  aida₁
high strung, easily angered, emotional.  kapehd tikitik
temperamental, easily angered by small things.  eikek
to express anger or surprise.  sirangarangada
to speak in anger; to boast.  kahs₁
to writhe, of a fish when poisoned; to jump around aimlessly after being poisoned by the method called uhpaup; to be in a state of intense disgust or anger; to be dizzy from inhaling tobacco smoke.  tat₂

Angiopteris evecta  
fern spp., Marattia mertensiana or Angiopteris evecta.  paiwed

angle  
corner, angle; sub-subclan, within a keinek.  keimw

angry  
angry.  engieng₂
angry.  lingeringer
angry, used for the Nahnmwarki.  ahng₁
angry; fierce.  sall
red hot, of objects; angry, furious.  mwehl₁

anguish  
worry, anxiety, anguish.  ihrmwell
worry, anxiety, anguish.  pwunod

animal  
animal, insect.  mahn
any four-legged animal.  menkerep
castrated animal; a scar inflicted to demonstrate one's manhood.  lekelek

ankle  
ankle.  kakon en neh
ankle.  kumwut en neh
ankle bone.  tikele

ankle bone  
ankle bone.  pwukelen neh
ankle bone.  tikel en neh

annihilated  
to be annihilated or destroyed.  mwomwsang
to be exhausted, of a supply; to be extinct; to be annihilated.  mwomwala

anniversary  
anniversary, anniversary function, memory.  ketemen

Annona muricata  
soursop, Annona muricata.  sei₃

Annona squamosa  
Annona squamosa, edible fruit.  taia

announce  
to announce, to declare.  kalohkih
to announce, to declare, to proclaim.  kalohk
to notify, to announce.  pakair

announce:  
to request permission to leave; to confess; to announce: to make a statement.  sakarada

announcement  
announcement.  sakarada
announcement, declaration, proclamation (all done orally).  kalohk
announcement, declaration, proclamation, executive order, all done in written form.  mehn kalohk
news; announcement.  kair
notice, announcement.  kerenleng
notice, announcement.  pakair

anoint  
to anoint with coconut oit.  marekeiso
to anoint with oil; to consecrate.  keiiehdi
to anoint; to apply to the skin, as medicine.  keii

anointed  
to be anointed; to be covered with oil;.  mwoalehle

Anous minutus  
bird sp., black noddy, Anous minutus.  atet

Anous stolidus  
bird sp., brown noddy tern, Anous stolidus.  paret

answer  
response, answer.  inginleng
response, answer.  pasapeng
to respond to, to answer.  inginlangih
to respond to, to answer.  inginlenge
to respond to, to answer.  sapeng
to respond, to answer.  inginleng
to respond, to answer.  pasapeng
to seek answers from somone who can tell the future.  poaropwe

ant  
ant.  kaht₁
sp. of large black ant.  kakiles
sp. of small ant.  ketitik
sp. of small black ant.  ketitoal
sp. of small red ant.  ketiweita
sp. of small red ant, known for its bite.  ketkeikamedek

antagonize  
to punish; to antagonize.  kaloke

antenna  
antenna.  andehna

antibiotic  
an antibiotic pill.  weliependok

anticipate  
to anticipate, to expect.  awihala
to expect, to await, to anticipate.  kasik

antipathetic  
antipathetic.  kasaipwe

antique ark  
clam sp., antique ark, Anadara antiquata scapha, popular food item.  lipwei

Antrophyum alatum  
vine sp., Antrophyum alatum.  tekenwel

Antrophyum callifolium  
fern sp., Antrophyum callifolium.  tehnlikinwel

anus  
anus.  daunkainen
anus.  dauwaiso
anus.  dewen kainen
anus.  pwoaren kahwe
anus.  pwoaren pwise
anus, vagina.  dahu

anxiety  
anxiety, distress, worry; restlessness.  selit
to irritate, to cause anxiety.  kalidoarih
worry, anxiety, anguish.  ihrmwell
worry, anxiety, anguish.  pwunod

anxious  
to be anxious, eager, restless.  lidoar
to be distressed, uneasy, anxious, to be up tight.  daid

anxiously  
anxiously, earnestly.  pwangala

anything  
something, anything (plural).  mehkei
thiing, something, anything (singular).  ekot
thing, something, anything (singular).  mehkot
thing, something, anything (singular).  okoteme

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apart  
apart, away from each other; with adjectives of size, it signals an increase in size.  -peseng
far apart.  malau
to be dislocated, of a joint; to come apart, of things joined together.  piselpeseng

ape  
monkey, ape.  mwengki

Aphareus rutilans  
fish sp., rusty jobfish, Aphareus rutilans.  lol imwin pwadaik toantoal

Aplonis opaca ponapensis  
bird sp., Micronesian starling, Aplonis opaca ponapensis.  sioahk

Aplonis pelzelni  
bird sp., Pohnpei mountain starling, Aplonis pelzelni, nearly extinct.  sie

apologize  
a kava plant used to apologize and to ask forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki, or to request his help.  sakau en misik
a kava plant used to apologize and to ask forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki, or to request his help.  sekewen misik
to apologize, to ask for forgiveness; to surrender.  pekimahk
to excuse, to apologize.  wiepeikid

apology  
a speech of apology, apology, pardon.  sakaradahn misik
apology; excuse.  peikid

apostle  
apostle; minister, one authorized to perform the sacraments.  wahnpoaron

apparent  
consequential; apparent.  lipwalipw

apparently  
apparently, it seems that.  likamwete

appeal  
to appeal.  repenpwung sapahl

appear  
to appear in person; to ascend, body and soul.  piserwar
to appear on the horizon, of land.  lingada
to appear on the surface, as when a school of fish surfaces.  dakapwar
to appear to be good.  sansalamwahu
to appear; to show up; to go through; to pass, in a race.  pwar
to arrive at a specific location, to appear on the scene.  loi-
to cause to appear briefly.  koamoahle
to rise, of the sun and the moon: to shine, to light up, to illuminate; to appear on the surface of water.  dak

appearance  
appearance, at a place.  moahl₂
appearance, shape; kind, sort, type, nature.  mwohmw
good appearance or image.  sansalamwahu
portrait; appearance; poster.  sansal

appease  
to appease two rival adult males or villages.  kourdienwole

appeasement  
labor provided by a male member of a household for the purpose of public improvement, such as clearing community roads or cleaning community facilities; appeasement, conciliation.  kamwahu₂

appellant  
an appellant.  me repenpwung sapahl

appellate  
appellate hearing.  kopwung sapahl

appellee  
an appellee.  mehn pahn repenpwung sapahl

appendage  
any of the minor appendages (as the antenna or legs) of shrimp, crabs, lobsters, etc.  riri
appendage, finger, toe.  send

appendicitis  
appendicitis.  mwohso

appendix  
addition, appendix, supplement.  koakondakong
to create an addition or appendix, to supplement with.  koakondakonge

appetite  
always having a good appetite.  engine

appetizing  
appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.  mwengoungou
appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.  mwongoungou
of food, appetizing due to the manner in which it is eaten by another.  otoht

applaud  
to wash clothing, to launder; to clap; to applaud.  lopwor

apple  
rose apple, Syzygium jambos and wax apple, also called water apple, Syzgium aqueum, commonly cultivated near houses for its fruit, typically consumed by children.  apel en wai
rose apple, Syzygium jambos and wax apple, also called water apple, Syzgium aqueum, commonly cultivated near houses for its fruit, typically consumed by children.  apel en wai
rose apple, Syzygium jambos and wax apple, also called water apple, Syzgium aqueum, commonly cultivated near houses for its fruit, typically consumed by children.  apel en wai
Malay apple or mountain apple, Syzygium malaccense.  apel
Malay apple or mountain apple, Syzygium malaccense.  apel

apple polisher  
a apple polisher, one who flatters someone in a position of power.  netin neminem

apply  
to anoint; to apply to the skin, as medicine.  keii
to apply oil or lotion to ones hair or skin.  usoar
to apply oil or lotion to ones hair or skin.  wusoar

appoint  
to be pointed out, to be identified; to be appointed; to be selected, to be chosen.  idihdida
to point out, to identify; to appoint.  idihada

apportion  
to apportion (food).  kisepeseng

approach  
to approach or depart directly on a canoe; to come or go directly.  ih-
to approach someone to tell him or her something.  mpahieng

appropriate  
appropriate, proper.  konehng
suitable, appropriate, fitting.  darude

approval  
to be made official, to be authorized, to be given official approval, to be empowered.  kamanaman
to make official, to authorize, to give official approval to, to empower.  kamana

approve  
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  ingirekih
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  ngirahkih
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  pwungki
to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with.  pwungki
to obey, to submit to; to approve, to confirm.  okehng

approximate  
to approximate a time or a weight as closely as possible, to zero in.  paunehte

April  
April.  Epreil
April.  Ering

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Arabian jasmine  
plant sp., Arabian jasmine, Jasminum sambac.  sampakihda

Araucaria excelsa  
Christmas tree; Norfolk island pine, Araucaria excelsa.  tuhkehn kirismas

arch  
arch of the foot.  kapehden neh

archbishop  
archbishop.  arkipisop

archipelago  
archipelago; group of islands.  kahndeke

area  
a designated seating area in a feasthouse where the wives of the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken sit.  werekleng
a seating area in a feasthouse located in the foreground of kienwounken.  wounkerehlap
an autonomous area in southern Kitti prior to the unification of the chiefdom by Soukisehnleng.  Lukoap
area between.  nanmadola-
area on the beach or along the reef where the waves break.  pohnlik
rank or station; sitting area or location; place for a sexual liaison.  dehu
the area where the administrators lived in Nan Madol.  Madol Pah
the area where the priests lived in Nan Madol.  Madol Powe
the central ground area in a nahs between the kava stones and the front platform.  nankade
the ground floor area in a nahs where the uhmw is located.  nanpahpei
the prescribed seating area in a nahs where the Nahnmwarki sits; the area by the front central post known as Salidien Enihlap; throne.  Mwoalehlap
the seating area in a nahs located at the left wing entrance.  mwail pein
the seating area in a nahs located at the right wing entrance.  mwail mwahn
the seating area in a nahs located between the posts called dekehnloak and menloak.  masaro pein
the seating area in a feasthouse located between the posts called poakinloak and left semenloak.  roaulap pein
the seating area in a feasthouse located between the two posts that are called rirkenloak.  masaro mwahn
the seating area in a feasthouse located in front of the area called pahn eririso.  pelenleng
the seating area in a feasthouse located in the foreground of the kienwoulap.  salada mwahu
the seating area in front of the saledenleng, , the second front central post in a feasthouse.  pehsinpwel

Areca catechu  
betel nut palm, Areca catechu.  pwuh₁

argue  
to argue, to quarrel; to challenge intellectually.  akamai
to argue, to quarrel; to challenge intellectually.  pwukioamoar

argument  
argument, quarrel, dispute; challenge.  akamai

argumentative  
argumentative.  lokaia tohto
petty, argumentative, contentious, desirous of being correct at all times, always justifying one's own actions; disagreeable.  akupwung

arithmetic  
arithmetic.  wahntuhke₂

Arizona  
Arizona.  Arisohna

ark  
ark.  warihmw

Arkansas  
Arkansas.  Arkansoa

arm  
arm, hand.  limahr
arm, hand.  lime
arm, hand.  limeiso
arm, hand; foreleg, as of a dog.  peh
forearm, area of the arm just above the wrist.  ahtikitik en peh

armpit  
armpit.  pahn apere
armpit.  pahn peh
armpit.  pahnpwoal₁

arms  
weapon, arms; an implement; anything that determines wealth on Pohnpei.  tehtehn peh

army  
army.  arimi
army.  sounpei nansapw

aroma  
smell, odor, aroma, scent.  pwoh

around  
to encircle, to go around; to circle.  kapil
to go around something.  reulenge

arouse  
to arouse any feeling, to arouse sexually, to strongly desire.  inangih
to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire.  kainangih
to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire.  keinangih

aroused  
to be stirred up, to be aroused.  mwekidida

arousing  
having a tickling effect, arousing.  kararan
having a tickling effect, arousing.  widenmell

arrange  
well-arranged; comfortable; peaceful.  soanamwahu
to arrange in a straight line, to arrange in order, to line up in a sequence.  kairak
to arrange in a straight line, to arrange in order, to line up in a sequence.  kairak
to arrange, to assemble, to put together; to start a rumor.  kakone
to be arranged in a straight line, to be arranged in order, to be lined up in sequence.  keirek₂
to make a seed bed, to sew seeds; to sew one's deeds, resulting in good or bad consequences; to arrange bait on the ocean floor to lure turtles;.  kamwer
to simplify, to arrange in a simple manner, to delete some part of task.  kamangaila

arranged  
aligned, arranged, settled, ordered.  soan

arrest  
to be caught, of something animate; to be arrested.  poaridi₁
to catch something animate; to arrest.  poarok

arrive  
having good timing; having arrived at the proper time.  uhramwahu
to arrive at a specific location, to appear on the scene.  loi-
to arrive at someone's home just after he has departed for fishing or hunting, believed to bring bad luck.  tiemwur
to arrive at the same time.  warpwele
to arrive by sea; to return from fishing.  pas₁
to arrive, by means of transportation.  peidi₁
to be about to arrive, to be on the way.  samwadohr
to reach or arrive at.  lel₁

arrogance  
insensitivity; arrogance.  soulepeu

arrogant  
arrogant, insolent; mean looking.  pohnlemei
arrogant; mean looking; insolent.  pohlemei
insensitive; arrogant.  soulepeu
proud, with a negative connotation; insolent,arrogant.  pohnmwahso

arrow  
spear, arrow, dart.  arep

arrowroot  
arrowroot, also called Polynesian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides.  mwekimwek

artery  
artery.  arteri

arthritic  
arthritic joint pain, commonly associated with lower than normal temperatures.  kakon medek
arthritic joint pain, commonly associated with lower than normal temperatures.  koakon medek

arthritis  
arthritis, rheumatism.  nankoakonmedek

article  
section, article, border, limit.  ire₂

artillery plant  
artillery plant, Pilea microphylla.  limwin tuhke

Artocarpus altilis  
the generic name for breadfruit; a major food source that is also used for building canoes, carvings, medicine, and glue; the inner-bark was once used to make women's clothing. Artocarpus altilis and Artocarpus mariannensis, the latter...  mahi

Artocarpus mariannensis  
the generic name for breadfruit; a major food source that is also used for building canoes, carvings, medicine, and glue; the inner-bark was once used to make women's clothing. Artocarpus altilis and Artocarpus mariannensis, the latter...  mahi

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as  
as if.  pala

ascend  
to ascend; to be carried or taken up.  peukda
to appear in person; to ascend, body and soul.  piserwar
to ascend, to be promoted.  kesepwilida

ash  
ash tray.  mehn loipehs

ash tray  
ash tray.  aisara

ashamed  
ashamed.  saroh
bashful, embarrassed, ashamed.  liroaridi
bashful, embarrassed, ashamed.  namenek
to be bashful, to be embarrassed, to be ashamed.  liroaridi

ashes  
ashes.  pehs₁

Asia  
Asia.  Asia
Asia.  Eisia
Asia.  Esia

Asio flammeus ponapensis  
bird sp., short eared owl, Asio flammeus ponapensis.  likoht
bird sp., short eared owl, Asio flammeus ponapensis.  tehiap

ask  
to apologize, to ask for forgiveness; to surrender.  pekimahk
to ask (used only by the Nahnmwarki), to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  keinamwe
to ask (used only by the Nahnmwarki), to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  keinamwe
to ask a frank question that might cause another to be embarrassed, as when directly asking someone his/her name, title, clan, or place of origin.  peidek en wenek
to ask for a favor.  werieng
to ask for, to request.  peki
to ask forcefully, with the expectation of an answer.  peidek
to ask, referring only to the Nahnken.  keidek
to ask, to question (used only by the Nahnmwarki), to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  keinemwe
to ask, to question (used only by the Nahnmwarki), to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  keinemwe
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  idek
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  kalelapak
to pass the buck, to ask someone else to do a task one was assigned.  ilekpous

askance  
to look askance at, to glance at, to look out of the corner of one's eye at.  ikintenge
to look askance, to glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye.  ikintangih
to look askance, to glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye.  kadahrleng

asleep  
numb; asleep, as when one's leg falls asleep.  ketiket₁

aspirin  
aspirin.  aispiring

Asplenium nidus  
,bird's nest fern, Asplenium nidus, used for decorating yams and kava, decoration.  tehnlik matamat
bird's nest fern, Asplenium nidus, used for decorating yams and kava, decoration.  nenderek
bird's nest fern, Asplenium nidus, used for decorating yams and kava; decoration, ornamental design or pattern.  tehnlik

Asplenium pellucidum  
fern spp., Asplenium pellucidum, Pteris tripartita, or Diplazium ponapense.  peipei eni

Asplenium polyodon  
fern spp., Asplenium polyodon, Nephrolepis biserrata, Nephrolepis cordifolia, or Nephrolepis exaltata.  rehdil

ass  
ass.  ehsel
ass, donkey.  ahs₁

assault  
to assault treacherously.  kasapwalih
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse with; to assault, to attack; to repair, to fix.  apehne

assemble  
to arrange, to assemble, to put together; to start a rumor.  kakone
to assemble for a purpose.  tihkipene
to assemble, to congregate.  kapokonepene
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tiepene
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tihpene
to be assembled together in a crowd.  pokon
to bring together, to assemble.  dahrkipene

assembly  
assembly of men.  tiensapw
council to advise the Nahnmwarki on the use of community resources; a committee; a member of an assembly or committee.  menin tiensapw
session, assembly.  mwomwohd

assign  
to assign someone a difficult task.  kawad
to assign someone to be responsible for something.  koapwukoahki
to assign someone to go on a long, difficult journey.  kasaroapoake

assignment  
responsibility, assignment; share of food, reward; task.  pwais

assist  
to accompany and assist.  likid₂
to assist a woman at childbirth.  kanaitik
to assist a woman at childbirth.  keneitik
to assist someone by carrying part of his load.  koade
to assist, to serve.  papah
to help, to assist, to aid.  sawas
to help, to assist, to aid.  sewese

assistance  
help, assistance, aid.  sawas
the arrival of human assistance.  pilemour

assistant  
attorney, lawyer, legal council, defender; assistant.  sounsawas
to be a construction assistant.  demwodo

associate  
to be a companion of; to associate with.  warakih
to be affiliated with, to associate with, to be related to.  keieng
to walk together with physical contact; to associate with.  kapara₁

association  
union, association, any cooperative venture; cooperation.  minimin

assume  
to assume.  wiahki
to assume, to surmise, to believe.  kihkiheng
to assume; to claim.  kose
to assume; to make a show of doing something.  kihkieng
to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect.  kupwurehieng
to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect.  lemehieng

asthma  
asthma.  asima
asthma.  mwopw
mild case of asthma.  nget
serious case of asthma in which a person gasps for breath.  eidak
serious case of asthma; agitated breathing.  lukuluk
to have a serious case of asthma in which one gasps for breath.  eidak
to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner.  lokulok
to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner.  lukuluk
to have asthma.  asima

asthmatic  
asthmatic.  lokulok
asthmatic.  lukuluk

astonished  
to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed.  pwuhrleng
to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed.  pwuriamwei

astonishing  
amazing, astonishing.  kapwuriamwei
amazing, astonishing.  koapwuriamwei

astonishment  
an expression of astonishment.  akahri
surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock.  pwuhrleng
surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock; mental or physical damage to a baby as a result of exposure to a loud noise.  pwuriamwei

astray  
to cause to go astray; to cause to disappear from sight.  kasalongehla

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at  
at, to.  ni
at, to.  nin
by, at, with.  pahn₄

athlete  
player, athlete.  sensuh
player, athlete; actor, actress.  sounmwadong

athletic meet  
athletic meet.  undohkai

atmosphere  
air, atmosphere, breeze, wind.  kisinieng
air, gas, atmosphere, breeze, wind, fumes; energy, aura.  ahng₁
bad atmosphere, bad climate, bad feelings.  angsuwed
space, atmosphere.  pahnlahng

atoll  
a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State.  Kapingamarangi
a small atoll lying off the northwest coast of Pohnpei that is a section (kousapw) of Sokehs.  Pakein
a small atoll lying off the northwest coast of Pohnpei that is a section (kousapw) of Sokehs.  Pakihn
a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.  Oroluk
a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.  Uruluk
an atoll located approximately eight miles west of Pohnpei, part of Kitti municipality.  And
an atoll located east of Pohnpei, within Pohnpei State.  Mwoakilloa
an atoll located east of Pohnpei, within Pohnpei State, reflecting an earlier spelling of the name of this atoll.  Mokil
an atoll located within Pohnpei State, called Sapwuahfik by its residents.  Ngatik
an atoll located within Pohnpei State.  Pingelap
atoll, any small island.  sapwdeke
atoll, low island.  namwanamw
coral or reef island; islet; atoll.  deke
Nukuoro, a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State.  Nukuoro
the Pohnpeian name for Kapingamarangi, a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State.  Kerenis

atonement  
a ceremony of conflict resolution, presided over by the Nahnmwarki; reconciliation, atonement.  tohmw
to drink; to accept atonement, as part of a tohmw ceremony.  urak₃
to drink; to accept atonement, as part of a tohmw ceremony.  wurak

attach  
loosely attached; limp₁ looking, of people.  lisaimwer
penis, diminutive form; to tied or attached together one after another, as breadfruit or flowers, to tie together a bundle of things; a bunch of anything.  dundun
to attach fibers to the girdle of a grass skirt; to tie together; to weave into rope-like handle.  sered
to be attached.  pakehng
to tie or attach together one after another, as breadfruit or flowers, to tie together a bundle of things.  dune

attached  
to always go with, to always tag along; to be attached to, to adhere to.  pwilih

attachment  
to love, to cherish, to have an emotional attachment to, to sympathize with.  poakepoake

attack  
to attack in a hit and run fashion, of sharks, barracuda, and the species of bird kutoahr.  tahr₁
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse with; to assault, to attack; to repair, to fix.  apehne

attain  
to reach, to attain.  keke

attempt  
to try, to attempt; to taste; to challenge.  song

attend  
one who attends or serves a dignitary during a feast or kava ceremony.  ariripe
one who attends or serves a dignitary during a feast or kava ceremony.  eriripe
to accompany, join, or go with, to participate, to attend.  iang
to attend a feast or party without contributing provisions.  tohnkapar
to attend a feast or to participate in feast activities in the expectation of getting a generous gift of food.  lipekekilih
to attend or serve a dignitary during a feast or kava ceremony.  aririh

attention  
important, requiring careful attention.  kansenoh
to bring to the attention of an authority, to report.  leleki
to pay attention to; to take another's speech or actions seriously; to accept or to take up another’s offer.  ahng₃
to pay no attention to, to be unconcerned.  mehndahki
to pay no attention to, to be unconcerned about.  sokorohnki
to raise an issue, to get the attention of a group for the purpose of exploring their reaction to a topic.  kamware
to treat an ill-tempered person well; to indulge, to permit, to allow, to pay attention to.  katele

attire  
decoration, ornament, new outfit of clothing; festive attire; flower, used generically; garland.  kapwat

attitude  
an irreverent attitude toward wahu (respect behavior), attributed to the people of Awak.  mwoumwouden Awak

attorney  
attorney, lawyer, defender.  pengohsi
attorney, lawyer, legal council, defender; assistant.  sounsawas

attract  
attractive, attracting plentiful resources, such as food and other contributions to a feast, attracting admiration or honor.  kepindau pilen
of a place, attracting many people.  kehnaramas

attractive  
appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.  mwengoungou
appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.  mwongoungou
attractive.  weweik
attractive dark brown skin color.  toaloamoak
attractive, attracting plentiful resources, such as food and other contributions to a feast, attracting admiration or honor.  kepindau pilen
to find attractive.  nanmaski
to perform magic in order to make oneself appear attractive.  pwuksoar

Atuna racemosa  
tree sp., parinarium nut, Atuna racemosa, having a hard wood; used for house poles, oil, paint, and caulking canoes, fruit used in medicines; a medicine taken before eating food prepared by another to avoid the effects of magic.  ais₁

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Audobon's shearwater  
bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.  lipahrok₁
bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.  lipoahrok

augment  
to revitalize, to nourish; to augment, as a point in an argument.  ketihna
to revitalize, to nourish; to augment, as a point in an argument.  ketihnain

August  
August.  Ahkos
August.  Oakos

aura  
air, gas, atmosphere, breeze, wind, fumes; energy, aura.  ahng₁

Australia  
Australia.  Ausitaralia

authority  
authority.  menin kaun
authority of a chief.  manaman en sohpeidi
magic, mysterious or spiritual power; miracle; authority; sovereignty.  manaman
power rooted in spiritual or magical sources, magical, mysterious, spiritual; official; sovereign, authority.  manaman
seat of authority, headquarters, capital, of a place.  pesen kaun
seat of authority, headquarters, capital, of a place.  pohnislap
to make a display of spiritual power, authority, or magic.  akmanaman

authorize  
to be made official, to be authorized, to be given official approval, to be empowered.  kamanaman
to make official, to authorize, to give official approval to, to empower.  kamana

automatic  
automatic; skillful, knowledgeable; spontaneous; fast.  audomadik

automatic weapon  
machine gun, automatic weapon.  kesik misihn
machine gun, automatic weapon.  kesik pirerrer

automobile  
automobile, car.  sidohsa
automobile, car, vehicle.  weren nansapw

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avenge  
to avenge.  ikih

Averrhoa carambola  
star fruit tree, carambola, Averrhoa carambola.  ansu

avocado  
avocado, Persea americana.  apakahdo

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await  
to await an event.  kamoadolan
to await an event.  koamoadoaloan
to await someone at a point approximately halfway to his or her destination.  awihedi
to await something calmly.  soanamamah
to await; to welcome, to greet.  awihodo
to expect, to await, to anticipate.  kasik

awake  
easily awakened.  kehntik
easily awakened, early rising .  pehmitik
easily awakened; conscious.  kehnwasa
to be awake.  koulang
to be awake.  pepehd
to be awake.  tetensik
to remain awake all night, as at a wake; to eat dinner at night.  kesihpwong

awaken  
to be awakened.  mpeng

awakening  
awakening; warning; counsel.  mpeng

award  
to receive votes, to be awarded a degree, title, etc.; to have sexual intercourse with; to conquer, to take a picture of.  alehdi

aware  
to become aware.  mwahngihada
to realize, to become aware.  pehmada

awe  
fear, awe.  lammwih

awesome  
majestic, inspiring fear and awe, awesome.  lammwin

awful  
horrible in appearance, awful.  likamisik

awkward  
inappropriate, awkward because of unfamiliarity, difficult to learn.  koasoakoahiek
old; awkward; peculiar; outgoing, forward, of women.  limedek

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axe  
clam, Tridacna maxima; adze, axe.  sile₂
large adze or axe.  sile pangapang
name of a kind of axe made from a clam shell.  kien dakapwel

axle  
the axle plus the wheels of a narrow gauge train, now sometimes used as a barbell.  doro

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Aythra fuligula  
duck₁, Aythra fuligula.  tehk₂

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