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cabbage  
head cabbage.  kapes

cabin  
cabin, as on a ship.  kapin₂

cabinet  
cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored.  sirangk
cookhouse; cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored.  imwen pahdak
food cabinet.  aiso
food cabinet, safe.  sehp₁
food cabinet, safe.  seip
locker, cabinet.  osihre
restaurant; cookhouse, cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored.  imwen mwenge

cable  
cable.  selmete
cable, as for cable TV.  keipwel

cacao  
cacao, Theobroma cacao.  kakau

cackle  
to cackle loudly, of a hen.  wahkahk
to cackle, of a hen; used idiomatically to describe women's talk.  dikahk

Caesalpinia bonduc  
plant sp., Caesalpinia bonduc, commonly known as grey nicker, nicker bean, or knicker nut.  kehsapahl

Caesalpinia pulcherrima  
tree sp., pride of Barbados, Caesalpinia pulcherrima.  sehmwida

Caesar  
Caesar.  Kaiser

cafe  
cafe.  kapwie

cage  
cage.  kelen mahn

cake  
cake.  keik

calabash  
calabash, gourd.  pwilel

calamity  
calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.  kahriepe
calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.  keriahpe

calculate  
to calculate.  wahntuhke₂
to calculate.  wahntuhkeih

calendar  
calendar.  kalender

calf  
calf, of the leg.  pirenisoulap
calf, of the leg.  wedin neh

California  
California.  Kalipohnia

call  
a chase call used when hunting deer or wild pigs.  uhs uhs
call, summon.  malipilip
call, summons.  pehker
to be called, to be summoned.  pehker
to be named, to be called.  adaneki
to be summoned; to be called to the presence of a Nahnmwarki.  pehkiek
to call.  eker
to call.  malipe
to call by shouting, to call out.  lauwikehk
to call by shouting, to call out.  luwaikehk
to call each other names, to label each other.  pekehr
to call out.  ediniei
to call out "who goes there".  keusih
to call out "who goes there" to a canoe.  keusahninsed
to call out to someone.  edinieih
to call out, to roll call.  likuwer
to call someone.  likuwerih
to call someone on the phone.  koahlih
to call, as in to call someone a bad name; to badmouth.  kehr
to call, to make a telephone call.  koahl₂
to call, to summon.  malipilip
to issue a call for food, done by a Nahnmwarki prior to a feast.  lohkinned
to name, to call.  kahdaneki
to visit, to call on.  tielangih
to visit, to call on.  tielenge
to visit, to call on someone who is sick.  pwarek
to visit, to call on someone who is sick.  tuhneinihr

Callacalin inquieta  
bird sp., Carolines swiftlet, Callacalin inquieta.  kelipak

Callicarpa candicans ponapensis  
plant sp., Callicarpa candicans ponapensis used for poisoning fish.  uhpen iap

calm  
calm and overcast, use in decribing weather.  pahmol
calm and overcast, with no rain, used in describing the weather.  mahliok
calm, cool, not easily disturbed; drowsy, of a person.  mahnien
calm, of the weather or the sea.  mwele
peaceful, calm; good.  lehle
to appear withdrawn; to calm down.  rommwidi
to be calmed.  kamaleilei
to be calmed down, to be or to become quiet.  meleileidi
to be easy to upset and easy to be calmed.  engieng en koail
to calm down a crowd, to conciliate.  katempahdi
to calm down after a time of confrontation.  rempwidi
to calm someone.  kamalailai
to calm someone; to long for someone to return.  ketempa
to cool down, to calm down someone who is angry.  kalau
to pacify, to ease tension, to calm someone down.  kamalailaidi
to pacify, to ease tension, to calm someone down.  kameleileidi
to submerge oneself in deep water for the purpose of hiding; to calm down.  mwoaroidi
to talk to an upset person to calm him or her.  kadeke

calmness  
calmness.  mahlahl

Calophyllum inophyllum  
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

Calopogonium mucunoides  
plant sp., Calopogonium mucunoides.  kalopo

camel  
camel.  kamel

camera  
camera.  kamera
sign, mark, picture, camera, movie, motion picture.  kilel

camouflage grouper  
fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.  mwanger en nannamw
fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.  widir

camp  
camp.  kamp

camphor tree  
camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora.  madeu en wai

Campnosperma brevipetiolata  
tree sp.; Campnosperma brevipetiolata, the wood of which is commonly used for flooring and in canoe construction.  dohng

can₁  
to be able to, can₁.  kak

can₂  
can₂, tin.  pwoaht
large can₂, as for gasoline.  dihn
milk can₂.  milikkang

Canada  
Canada.  Kanada

canal  
channel, canal, a passage in a reef.  dahu

Cananga odorata  
tree sp., Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.  pwurenwai
tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.  seiren wai
tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.  seirin wai

Canavalia rosea  
plant spp., Mucuna gigantea, Canavalia rosea, and Strongylodon lucidus.  wahntal

cancel  
to be canceled; to fail, of a project due to effect of pwehu₂.  pweula
to postpone or cancel.  kapwowihala

cancer  
cancer.  kanser

Candida albicans  
thrush, a disease, especially of children, characterized by whitish spots and ulcers on the membranes of the mouth and throat that can prevent a baby from being able to eat and drink, caused by a parasitic fungus, Candida albicans.  nan aumweredi

candle  
candle.  kandehla

candle bush  
candle bush, also called ringworm bush, Senna alata, used in the treatment of the disease called kilin waii.  tuhkehn kilin waii

candy  
any small, round, hard candy that comes in rolls, such as Lifesavers.  doropwus
candy.  okasi
candy, cookie, cracker.  kirahka
hard candy.  kanti

cane  
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  dakapahr
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irar
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irareileng
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irareiso
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  rareiso
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  sokon
reed, cane (the plant).  keke
upholder, support; cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irar

cane grass  
grass sp, a kind of cane grass.  letek
grass sp, a kind of cane grass.  letok

Canis familiaris  
dog, Canis familiaris.  kidi

Canna indica  
Indian shot, Canna indica.  ieuieun wai
Indian shot, Canna indica.  iouioun wai

cannibal  
said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past, believed to have been ugly, lazy cannibals.  Liet₂

cannon  
cannon.  kesik lapalap

cannonball tree  
mangrove sp., cannonball tree, Xylocarpus granatum, used for canoes, wood carving, and furniture.  pwulok

canoe  
a canoe race, involving paddling canoes.  weirin sei
a canoe race, involving sailing canoes.  weirin serek
a decoratively carved canoe, used only by the Nahnmwarki, not commonly made on Pohnpei at present.  warasap
a platform built on the side of a canoe as an extension of the board that covers the central part of the hull.  poahng
canoe.  keleng
canoe house.  imwen wahr
canoe house.  imwenwar
canoe house.  katauk
canoe, vehicle, vessel belonging to the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken; spirit medium.  tehnwar
canoe, vehicle, vessel; spirit medium.  wahr
expert builder; expert canoe builder.  soupal
large end of a canoe; the end toward the base of the tree trunk from which the hull was carved.  imwilap
outrigger side of a canoe.  palihdam
racing canoe, one which is paddled.  werensei
racing canoe, one which is sailed.  weren weirin serek
royal canoe.  wahriso
sailing canoe.  weren serek
small end of a canoe; the end toward the upper part of the tree trunk from which the hull was carved.  imwitik
the angular protrusion on either end of the hull of a Pohnpeian canoe.  salenge
the side of the canoe opposite the outrigger.  palikasa
to fetch a log for a canoe, the act of which is accompanied by a feast.  koapwoawar
to have something stuck between the hull and the outrigger of a canoe.  koapwuroaloat
to shape the hull of a canoe.  palawar

canoe house  
a large, traditional structure, similar to a feasthouse, located on the shore, used primarily for storing canoes and fishing gear.  inen oaroahr

canoe roller  
canoe roller, logs used to roll a canoe out of the water on to the shore.  loahng₂

canvas  
canvas.  pelien serek

cap  
traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap.  ihrpweilap
traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap.  pinepen isek
traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap.  pweinen isek

capable  
competent, capable, well-versed; able to take care of one's self; large or spacious, of inanimate objects.  koahiek
to become competent, to become capable, to become well-versed.  koahiekla

capacious  
capacious, able to hold a lot.  liaudan
capacious, holding a lot; knowledgeable.  audapan

cape  
cape of land, point of land.  imwinsapw

capital  
seat of authority, headquarters, capital, of a place.  pesen kaun
seat of authority, headquarters, capital, of a place.  pohnislap

Capra hircus  
goat, Capra hircus.  kout
goat, Capra hircus.  kuht

Capsicum annuum  
chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis.  sele

Capsicum frutescens  
chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis.  sele

capsize  
to capsize or turn over, of any vehicle.  sepehlda

captain  
a ship captain.  kepin
captain of a ship.  kapin₁
captain of a ship.  kepin
captain, police captain, captain in the military.  kapden

capture  
to be captured, to be seized.  poar₂
to be conquered, captured, overcome.  lohdi

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

carabao  
carabao, water buffalo, Bulbalus bubalis.  karapahu

carambola  
star fruit tree, carambola, Averrhoa carambola.  ansu

caramel  
caramel candy.  kiarameru

Carangidae  
general term for larger Carangidae (jacks), from approx. ten to thirty pounds.  engehng
Carangidae (jacks), Seriola dumerili (amberjack); normally found in the lagoon where there is a high concentration of fresh water.  sapwelepwel
fish sp., jack₁, Carangidae spp.; commonly found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.  lahd

Caranx  
fish sp., Caranx.  tehp₂

Caranx ignobilis  
fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.  arong
fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.  oarong

Caranx melampygus  
fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.  arong
fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.  oarong

Caranx sexfasciatus  
fish sp., bigeye trevally, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.  oarong maswalek
fish sp., jack₁, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.  oarong en pwong

Carassius auratus  
fish sp., small fresh water fish, Carassius auratus.  palaiau

carbide  
carbide, carbide lamp.  kahpaido

carbine  
carbine.  karipin

Carcharhinus amblyrynchos  
fish sp., gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrynchos.  pakohn nan madau

Carcharinus melanopterus  
fish sp., blacktip reef shark, Carcharinus melanopterus.  pelenges

card  
a card game.  pilein epwiki
a card game.  pilein mwengki
a card game, casino.  swihp
a playing card.  tehnpilei
a playing card; a deck of playing cards.  tehnkehs
credit card.  kreidid kard
deck of playing cards.  kahs₃
last card in the game of crazy eight.  laskahs
playing cards.  pilei

cardboard  
paper, cardboard; something made of paper, as a ticket, diploma, certificate, etc.  doaroapwe
paper, cardboard; something made of paper, as a ticket, diploma, certificate, etc.  doaropwe

care  
care, caretaking.  epwel₃
competent, capable, well-versed; able to take care of one's self; large or spacious, of inanimate objects.  koahiek
to be taken care of.  epwella
to care for.  sounapwalih
to take care of, to rear₁ a child; to protect.  daulangih
to take care of, to rear₁ a child; to protect; to treat someone who is ill,.  apwalih
to take care of, to watch out for.  kanaiehng
to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in.  kupwurohki
to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in.  kupwurohki
to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in.  nsenohki
to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in.  nsenohki

carefree  
free, carefree, relieved, unrestrained, licentious.  saledek
unconcerned, carefree.  seukautih
unconcerned, carefree.  soukautih

careless  
careless about where one defecates.  sehdokon
careless with physical possessions, likely to lose or misplace belongings.  peidlakid
careless, negligent.  masile
forgetful, careless.  manokonok
hasty, rash, careless.  ripwaripw
irresponsible, negligent, careless.  soepwel
irresponsible, negligent, careless.  souepwel
not cautious in speaking; speaking freely; careless in speaking.  sohirehdie
unconcerned, impassive, careless.  sohnsenoh
unconcerned, impassive, careless.  sounsenoh

carelessly  
recklessly, carelessly.  mwahl

carelessness  
irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.  soepwel
irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.  souepwel

caress  
to caress.  likahde
to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the worship of Nahnolosomw.  damwer
to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the worship of Nahnolosomw.  demwidemw
to fondle, to caress.  pwute

caretaker  
a caretaker for an invalid, especially one in a hospital.  kampio

caretaking  
care, caretaking.  epwel₃

Carica papaya  
papaya, Carica papaya.  memiap

Caroline Islands ground dove  
bird sp., Caroline Islands ground dove, Galliclumba kubaryi.  peluhs

Caroline Islands white-eye  
bird spp., name for three species of birds; Caroline Islands white-eye, Zosterops semperi; gray white-eye, Zosterops cinereus; long-billed white-eye, Rukia longirostra.  tiht

Carolines swiftlet  
bird sp., Carolines swiftlet, Callacalin inquieta.  kelipak

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

carpenter  
carpenter.  kahpinte
carpenter, carpentry.  daiksang
carpenter, carpentry.  deiksang
master carpenter.  souse
to build, of a carpenter.  daiksangih

carpenter prawn  
carpenter prawn, Palaemon serrifer.  luhr

carpentry  
carpenter, carpentry.  daiksang
carpenter, carpentry.  deiksang

carpet  
remnant of cloth; rug, carpet.  pingin likou

carport  
parking lot, carport, garage.  deunsidohsa
parking lot, carport, garage.  dewen sidohsa

carry  
of a person, to be carried on another's back.  ompwu
to ascend; to be carried or taken up.  peukda
to be carried.  wisik
to be carried on a litter between forward and rear carriers.  ro
to be carried on one's back.  pelikilik
to be carried on one's side, to be carried under one's arm.  epid
to be carried or lifted, of something that can be lightly suspended with one hand.  tintil
to be wind₁ borne, to be carried on the wind, to come with the wind.  ingirek
a way of carrying heavy objects by getting a group of people under it and picking it up.  rewenseutoal
to be carried on someone's back .  peliklap
to carry a person on one's back.  ompwuih
to carry by holding against the chest.  roapwoaroapw
to carry in a bundle.  kepe-
to carry in one or both hands.  sape
to carry in the mouth.  ila
to carry in the mouth.  ilail₁
to carry on one's back.  ouwang
to carry on one's shoulder.  kapaik
to carry on one's shoulder.  kepeik
to carry on one's side, to carry under one's arm.  apid
to carry or lift something that can be lightly suspended with one hand; to pick up with the thumb and the forefinger.  tile
to carry someone on one's back.  palikir
to carry someone on one's back.  peliklepe
to carry something involving repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra.  delingek
to carry something on a litter between forward and rear carriers.  rowe
to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra.  elingek
to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra; to carry.  umpang
to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra; to carry.  umpang
to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders.  ini
to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders.  inie
to carry, to take (something).  ketikihda
to carry, to take (something).  wahda
to pick up, to carry, to take along.  limehda
to remember or recollect; to carry a number, as in the process of addition.  kataman

cart  
cart.  kuruma
small two-wheeled cart, pulled or pushed by hand.  riahka

cartilage  
gristle, cartilage.  kopwukopw₂

carton  
carton of cigarettes.  pwohr

cartoon  
cartoon, comic strip; character, clown.  mangnga

cartridge  
lead₂; bullet, cartridge.  leht

carve  
to carve a cooked pig from an uhmw during a kamadipw.  sammen

case  
case.  kehs₂
civil case.  kopwung en pwuhng
criminal case.  kopwung en dihp
hearing on a land case.  kopwung en sahpw

cash box  
safe, cash box.  kingko

casing  
casing of a bullet.  pohnkares
empty casing, as of a coconut, cartridge, or shell.  powi

casino  
a card game, casino.  swihp

casket  
box, chest, coffin, casket; inning, in baseball.  kohpwa₂

cassava  
a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated giant swamp taro, unripe bananas, or cassava, to which ripe mashed bananas and coconut cream are added, after which it is baked.  pihlohlo
cassava, manioc, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  kehp tuhke
manioc, cassava, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  menioak
tapioca, cassava, manioc; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  dapiohka

cassock  
cassock.  likoun padre
the cassock and surplice worn by altar boys.  likoun papah

Cassytha filiformis  
laural dodder, Cassytha filiformis.  kotokotasahu
laural dodder, Cassytha filiformis.  likotokotasau

cast  
to be sent away, to be cast out.  pakasar
to be cast out, to be evicted, to be expelled, to be ejected.  pekousda
to cast a deadly magic spell using a fireball.  kesikdole
to cast a magic spell.  mwur₂
to cast a magic spell on, to do magic on.  mwirih
to cast a magic spell on, to do magic on.  mwurih
to cast a spell.  kaudokado
to cast a spell on.  winahnih
to cast a spell on.  wunahnih
to eject, to banish, to cast out, to throw out.  kausada

cast out  
to be discarded, to be neglected; to be cast out or damned.  lekidekla
to send away, to cast out; to drive fish into a net.  kasare

castanet  
castanet, rattle.  kasdenet

castor-oil fish  
fish sp., castor-oil fish, Ruvettus pretiosus.  deikenepeng

castrate  
castrated animal, usually a pig; a scar self-inflicted to demonstrate one's manhood.  lekelek
to be castrated.  lekwusol
to be slashed, lanced, or cut; to have an incision made; to be castrated.  lek
to slash; to make an incision; to castrate.  leke

castration  
an expert in castration.  soulek
an expert in castration.  sounlek
the process of castration.  lekwusol

castrator  
castrator; one who inflicts ornamental scarification on others.  soulekelek

Casuarina equisetifolia  
beefwood, also called ironwood, Casuarina equisetifolia.  wehku

cat  
cat.  kaht₂

cataract  
cataract, opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye.  masomwomw

catch  
to be caught.  lo
to be caught, of something animate; to be arrested.  poaridi₁
a game, involving teams in a game of catch.  rosotakai
to ambush; to catch in the act.  rukihdi
to be catching fish from holes in the coral by hand; to be grabbing at a woman's vagina.  pwedipwed
to catch on, to become popular.  irmekla
to catch on, to learn; to tune in, as a radio station.  daperedi
to catch something animate; to arrest.  poarok
to catch something with a slip noose.  moale
to catch the kind of mangrove crab called masaht.  pikmasaht
to catch up to, to chase down, to overtake.  pwakihdi
to catch up with.  pwekidi
to catch up with, to meet with by coincidence.  kasaingedi
to catch up with; to be on time for an event.  dapwindi
to catch up with; to be on time for an event.  koanoa
to catch up with; to be on time for an event.  koanoahdi
to catch with a slip noose.  moall
to catch with a slip noose or a snare.  ahmwih
to catch, as a ball.  daper
to catch, as a ball; to play catch; to play jacks; to juggle.  dapadap
to catch, as a ball; to play catch; to play jacks; to juggle.  dapadap
to catch, as fish.  saik₁
to gather up, to catch with the hands.  rohk
to learn, to learn about; to catch up with; to grab, to hold.  koledi
to make a good catch with a net.  lohpwelipwel

catcher  
catcher, in baseball.  kiassi

caterpillar  
a large sp. of caterpillar.  kidienleng
caterpillar.  mwehdi

Catholic  
Catholic.  kahdolik

caught  
to have something caught in ones throat.  loh₂

cause  
cause, reason, purpose.  kahrepe
to cause a sick person to recover.  kakehlahda
to cause pain, to hurt; to cause distress.  kamadakala
to cause to melt, to dissolve, to cause something to dissolve in a liquid.  kapepeseng
to cause, to be the reason for.  kahrehda

cautious  
cautious, hesitant, fearful.  per
to be cautious.  periki

cave  
a cave or natural rock formation used as a shelter; a building made of concrete, stone, or rock.  ihmw takai
cave.  pedenpaip
hole, cave, orifice.  duwi
hole, cave, orifice.  pwoahr
man-made cave, air-raid shelter.  pwohkungo

cavity  
cavity, of a tooth.  ngihpwoar

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cease  
to cease from one's work, to retire.  kommoaldihsang
to cease from the day's activity.  rahnmwoaledihsang
to cease, resulting in a return to normalcy.  mahkoneidi
to cease, resulting in a return to normalcy.  sarada₂
to stop abruptly, to cease abruptly.  tokedi
to stop, of a moving object, to cease an action; to yield; to point the top of something that is below.  uhdi

Ceiba pentandra  
cotton, Gossypium barbadense; kapok tree, Ceiba pentandra.  koatun

ceiling  
ceiling.  denso

celebrate  
to celebrate; to observe a holiday; to dedicate; to bless, to consecrate, to sanctify.  kasarawi₁

celebrated  
famous, celebrated, renown.  ndand

cell phone  
cell phone.  sehlpwohn

cellulitis  
cellulitis, caused by the inflammation of connective tissue.  inenkil

Celosia argentea  
plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.  repwen malek
plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.  ropwen malek

cement  
cement, concrete, mortar; filling, of a tooth.  simend

cemetery  
grave, cemetery.  sousou

censure  
the act of scolding, deprecating, or censuring.  lupwoar
the act of scolding, deprecating, or censuring.  nahnioaralap
to scold, to deprecate, to censure.  angiangih
to scold, to deprecate, to censure.  lupwoare
to scold, to deprecate, to censure.  nahnioarelepe

census  
census.  nting en peneinei

cent  
cent, money.  sens
cent, money.  sent

Centella asiatica  
grass sp., Centella asiatica.  liwadawad marer

center  
middle, center, or midst of (him, her, or it).  nanwerenge

center field  
center field, in baseball.  senda

centipede  
centipede.  meninrahn

Centosteca lappacea  
Centosteca lappacea.  reh₂

century  
century.  parepwiki
century.  senduri

Cephalopholis argus  
Serranidae (groupers), fish sp., bluespotted grouper, Cephalopholis argus, normally found in lagoons and near patch and barrier reefs.  mwoalusulus

Cephalopholis miniata  
fish sp., coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata.  mwoalus pohn weitahta

Cerbera manghas  
tree sp., Cerbera manghas, all parts of which are said to be poisonous.  kiti

cereal  
cereal.  sihriel

ceremony  
a ceremony of conflict resolution, presided over by the Nahnmwarki; reconciliation, atonement.  tohmw
a yearly religious ceremony held by the people of Onohnleng in Kitti in the traditional religion.  Kampa

certainly  
certainly, really, definitely, truly.  udahn

certificate  
certificate; evidence.  mehn kadehde

Cervu elaphus  
deer, Cervu elaphus.  tie₃

Cetoscarus  
fish sp., yellow-tailed brown parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor; more generally Scaridae (parrot fishes); normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.  lawi

Cetoscarus bicolor  
fish sp., bicolor parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor.  weleir

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Chaetodontidae  
fish spp., Chaetodontidae, butterfly fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on fringing, patch, and barrier reefs.  lierpwater

chain  
chain.  sein
chain.  sihn₃

chainsaw  
chainsaw.  misihn en rasaras

chair  
chair, seat.  sehr₂

chairman  
chairman, chairperson.  sehrmen

chairperson  
chairman, chairperson.  sehrmen

chalice  
chalice, employed in the Catholic mass.  dahl sarawi

chalk  
chalk.  sohk₂

challenge  
argument, quarrel, dispute; challenge.  akamai
argument, quarrel, intellectual challenge.  pwukioamoar
challenge.  kadarpehpe
to argue, to quarrel; to challenge intellectually.  akamai
to argue, to quarrel; to challenge intellectually.  pwukioamoar
to defy, to challenge.  kadarpehpe
to try, to attempt; to taste; to challenge.  song

champion  
champion.  sampion

chance  
ever, by any chance.  katiala

change  
to be broken, of anything containing liquid, granular objects, or gas; to break, of waves; to rapidly change for the worse, of the weather or emotions.  sawa₂
change, in the form of coins.  mwohni mwaramwer
change, of money; coin.  sens mwaramwer
change, of money; coin.  sent mwaramwer
leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining.  luhwe
of Micronesian canoes, to change direction by repositioning the sail.  rop
small yam; anything that comes in a round form, as mwohni mwaramwer, meaning change in the form of coins.  mwaramwer
to be changed from one nature to another.  pik₁
to be changed, to be altered.  kewikila
to be changed, to be transformed; to blush.  wekila
to bury in the mud, of crabs; to change residence from high ground to a valley; to settle.  soudi
to change status; to graduate.  kesepwil
to change the status of someone or something, to graduate.  kasapwil
to change, to alter.  kawikala
to change, to substitute, to replace, to represent; to be the heir of.  wilian
to exchange; to be changed, to be substituted, to be replaced.  wiliali
to lay someone or something down; to change the position of something from vertical to horizontal.  kaunehdi
to move or change location to, to transfer to, to postpone.  kasau
to move or change location, to transfer, to postpone.  keseu₂
to turn oneself, to change position while lying down.  kiperek
to turn over; to change, as in opinion.  wekid
to turn over; to change, as in opinion.  wikid
to turn while in motion; to change direction; to stop along the way.  wet₁

change color  
to change color said of leaves.  merir₁

change of heart  
to be turned; to turn around; to have a change of heart.  wekidek

changeable  
variable, inconsistent, changeable.  wekiwekin
variable, inconsistent, changeable.  wikwikin

channel  
a naturally occurring small channel in a mangrove swamp.  dewerik
channel, canal, a passage in a reef.  dahu
main channel.  daulap
of a liquid, to be channeled into a container with a trough, gutter, spout, etc.  paiker
the broad channel to the east of Kolonia.  Dausokole
to direct or channel the flow of water; to impart; to transmit, to broadcast.  kapwil

Chanos chanos  
fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.  eki
fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.  ihki
fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.  kih₂

chant  
a chant about the origins of kava.  ngisin sakau
a chant for carrying a heavy load.  ngisin wisik
a chant performed using the rhythm of the paddling of a canoe.  koulin sansar
a chant performed using the rhythm of the paddling of a canoe.  ngisin sansar
a chant pertaining to fishing.  ngisin laid
a chant used when carring a heavy load on a litter.  ngisin rowe
a chant used when dragging a log to be used for a canoe hull.  ngisin woake
a chant with a pulsing rhythmic delivery.  ngisin aip
chant, often one relating the oral history of Pohnpei.  ngihs
to chant; to be boisterous.  ngis

chaotic  
chaotic.  liseliping
confusing, messy, chaotic; distressful, troublesome.  kepingiping

chapel  
synagogue; chapel, used by Protestants.  sinakoke

chapter  
chapter, of a book; book, of the Bible; title, in the legal code.  iralaud

character  
cartoon, comic strip; character, clown.  mangnga
character, as in a novel, play, etc.  karakder
to be a character.  kerlikamw
to be a character, to be a clown; to be foppish.  mangnga

charcoal  
cinder, ember, charcoal, coal of a fire.  mwoalus

charitable  
free from sin; charitable.  mohngiong mwakelekel

charm  
a charm that attracts or fascinates people.  pweksoar
a charm, considered the property of a particular clan, which might take the form of an incantation, a mixture of herbs, etc., the use of which is to protect one from others as well as to make the user attractive to others.  pah₄
a charm, considered the property of a particular clan, which might take the form of an incantation, a mixture of herbs, etc., the use of which is to protect one from others as well as to make the user attractive to others.  pahi₃
a kind of magic, employed to romantically attract another; a love potion or charm.  mesehl
to make a charm for someone.  pweksoare
to put under a spell; to charm; to predict the outcome of an ongoing activity, believed to bring bad luck.  sepwere

charming  
beautiful, attractive, charming.  moakoamoak
beautiful, attractive, charming, of a young woman.  moakoamoak en iepw

chase  
chase.  pwepweki
to be chased.  pwek₃
to catch up to, to chase down, to overtake.  pwakihdi
to chase.  kowih
to chase.  pwakih
to chase away; to shoo.  karawan
to chase one another.  pwepweki
to chase someone, with the intent of fighting.  keuwi

chase call  
a chase call used when hunting deer or wild pigs.  uhs uhs

chaser  
food or drink employed as a chaser after drinking kava.  lider₁

cheap  
inexpensive, cheap.  pweitikitik

cheat  
cheat, lie₁.  piht₁
to be deceptive, to be unfair; to cuckold, to cheat, to deceive.  kapweipwei
to cheat, to deceive.  mwersuwedih
to cheat, to deceive.  mworsuwedih
to double-cross one member of a married couple, as a consequence of participation in an extra-marital affair, to cheat on one's spouse.  kauwehdi

check  
check, as a bank check.  sek₂
to ask (used only by the Nahnmwarki), to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  keinamwe
to be checked, to be scrutinized, to be reviewed, to be watched.  petehk
to be kept track of, to be checked on, to be kept under a watchful eye.  tehleng
to check on, to keep on eye on.  lehnmwese
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  idek
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  kalelapak
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question (used only by the Nahnken).  keidek
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question (used only by the Nahnmwarki).  keinemwe
to inspect, examine, check; to review, to edit.  dawih
to inspect, examine, or check; to patrol.  dou₃
to keep an eye on, to check on, to keep track of.  tehk₁
to keep an eye on, to check on, to keep track of.  tehlangih
to wait for an event, to check on something and then return to another activity.  kehdied
to wait for an event, to check on something and then return to another activity.  uhran

checkbook  
checkbook.  sekpwuk

checkers  
checkers.  seked

checking account₂  
checking account₂.  nahken pohnsewe sek
checking account₂.  seking akaund

cheek  
cheek.  likinioar
cheek.  likinmwoal
cheek.  likinsap
cheek.  sepe₁

cheer  
to cheer someone on, as in an athletic competition.  ohiendangih
to cheer, as in an athletic competition.  ohiendang

cheese  
cheese.  sihs₂

Cheilinus trilobatus  
fish sp., tripletail wrasse, Cheilinus trilobatus.  poros

Cheilinus undulates  
fish sp., humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulates.  merer
fish sp., humphead wrasse, a variety of Cheilinus undulates.  pahini pokon

chela  
chela, the claw of a crab, lobster, shrimp, etc.  enge

Chelon engeli  
fish sp., a kind of mullet normally found on the fringing reef, Chelon engeli, classified by Pohnpeians as a mature pehioang.  ikimweng

Chelonia mydas  
turtle sp., Pacific greenback turtle, Chelonia mydas.  kalahp

chemise  
slip, chemise.  semihs
slip, chemise.  simihs

cherish  
cherished, well cared for.  keneinei
favored, cherished, beloved, of a child or pet.  soisoi
to cherish; to add small stones to an uhmw.  kanai
to cherish; to be infatuated with, to be in love with.  pwerkihla
to love, to cherish, to have an emotional attachment to, to sympathize with.  poakepoake
to treasure, to cherish.  nahnapwoudki

chest  
box, chest, coffin, casket; inning, in baseball.  kohpwa₂
chest.  mwareiso
chest.  mwarmware
chest, bosom.  nanedi
chest, bosom; the area immediately in front of one.  pahnedi
chest, breast.  nanmesenedi
chest, the area immediately in front of one.  pahnadi
chest, the area immediately in front of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  pahnkupwur
stomach, chest, bosom; the area immediately in front of one.  kupwuriso

chestnut  
Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.  mwoaroapw
Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.  mworopw
Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.  mworopw

chew  
to chew, to masticate; to crush.  rukoa
to chew; to crush.  rukoaruk
to pound₁ or press something into a thick, heavy mass; to chew into fine particles.  kangid

chewable  
chewable, as of a soft bone, crispy, as of potato chips.  rukoaruk

chewing gum  
chewing gum.  kisinpwil
chewing gum.  pwilis

chicanery  
trickery, chicanery.  mwadik
trickery, chicanery.  mwedik

chick  
chick, just after hatching.  pwurok₁

chicken  
a domesticated chicken, a chicken raised and allowed free range in a homestead area.  maleken nansapw
a wild chicken.  malekenwel
bird sp., chicken, Gallus domesticus.  malek

chicken pox  
skin, bark₁, hide₂, any outer covering; any skin disease or rash, including chicken pox; dandruff.  kihl₁
smallpox, chicken pox.  kilitepw

chief  
a position as a section chief's counterpart.  peliendal
a section chief of Pehleng who ruled the area as a soverign territory prior to the Kitti unification wars.  Nahmadau en Pehleng
chief magistrate.  sihpw₁
chief of a section (kousapw).  Kaunen Kousapw
chief of a section (kousapw).  Soumas en Kousapw
head of a clan; chief of a section of land; member of the clan of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken; master of a house, store, etc.  Soumas
lord, chief of the highest order.  Mwohnsapw
the chief of Lehdau, formerly an independent chiefdom in what is now Madolenihmw.  Kirounen Lehdau
the second-ranking chief of And atoll.  Sousapeden And
the section chief of Pakihn.  Sounihrek

chief justice  
the chief justice of a supreme court.  sounkopwung lapalap
the chief justice of a supreme court.  sounkoupwung lapalap

chiefdom  
a section or local chiefdom consisting of a number of private homesteads, smaller than a wehi₂.  kousapw
an autonomous paramount chiefdom; a political unit, as a municipality, district, state, country, or kingdom.  wehi₂

chignon  
chignon or bun.  lemis
chignon, bun, a kind of hair-do worn by women in which the hair is tied in knots at the nape of the neck or lower; also worn by men in early times.  mwelimwel
to arrange one's hair in a chignon or bun.  lamisih
to arrange one's hair in a chignon or bun.  lemis

child  
child.  seri
child affianced by a parental arrangement.  kisinnin
child born out of wedlock.  ipwin nenek
child born out of wedlock.  seri nenek
child born to a woman who conceived the child before getting married to a different man.  serihn luskepeh
child conceived in a adulterous relationship.  serihn masodo
child of a chief, born and raised by the chief, but not a biological child.  neiepwel
child of a chief, born and raised by the chief, but not a biological child.  tiekepe
child of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  serihn pahn kupwor
child, any person called child in the Crow kinship terminology.  nahi₁
children and stepchildren of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  tohndipwinsou
cousin, specifically the child of one's mother's sister.  wahn lih pirien
cousin, specifically, the child of one's father's brother.  wahn ohl pirien
favorite child; a title.  serihnei
first-born child.  mesenih
illegitimate child.  masodo
illegitimate child.  serihn pirap
illegitimate child of a Nahnmwarki.  serihn soaradak
only child.  iehroas
the favorite female child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  lienei
the favorite male child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  mennei

childless  
childless woman.  liedepwen

children  
to accept; to raise , to rear₁, to have children.  sapwellimankihda
to raise , to rear₁, to have children.  nainikihda

chili  
chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis.  sele

chilly  
cold, cool, chilly.  kepeu
cold, cool, chilly.  kopou
feeling cold, cool, chilly.  pou
feeling cold, cool, chilly.  pwoiken tehniep
to shiver, to feel chilly.  kidahrek

chin  
chin.  kaikai
chin.  kaiot
chin.  pahsore

China  
China.  Seini

China rose  
hibiscus sp., China rose, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.  keleun wai

Chinese cabbage  
Chinese cabbage, Brassica chinensis.  nappa

chip  
chip of wood.  dipen tuhke
grain, of wood; chip or slice, as of breadfruit or taro.  dip
small fragment of something, speck, chip, flake.  diper

chip off the old block  
a son who behaves like his father; a chip off the old block.  kehp tang nan weli

chisel  
chisel.  sisel
to chisel.  sisel

Chloris barbata  
Chloris barbata.  rehkis
Chloris barbata.  rosario₂

chocolate  
chocolate.  sokolahde
chocolate.  sokoled

choice  
election, selection, choice.  pilipil
to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to judge, to guess.  kasawih
to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to judge, to guess.  kedeulangih
to examine, to diagnose; to make a choice, to judge; to guess.  kedeulenge
to hang; to weigh; to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to guess.  teneki

choir  
choir.  kuair

choke  
to choke on food.  dauloang
to choke on food.  piniwer
to choke on something.  dauloal
to choke, as a consequence of food lodging in the trachea.  ngat
to suffocate, to choke.  kasokehla

cholera  
cholera.  kolera

choose  
to be pointed out, to be identified; to be appointed; to be selected, to be chosen.  idihdida
to choose, to pick out, to select.  pil₂
to choose, to pick out, to select.  pilipil
to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.  pwenik
to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.  pwinik

choosy  
accepting, not choosy.  soulipilipil
choosy.  lipilipil

chop  
to chop down a tree.  paltuhke
to chop into small pieces.  lopitik₁
to chop something into small pieces.  lopitikih
to chop with an axe or machete, as foliage.  wak₂

chopsticks  
chopsticks.  asi₂

chosen  
to be chosen.  pilipilda
to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be judged, to be chosen, to be guessed at.  kedeuleng

Christ  
Jesus Christ, used by Catholics.  Iesus Krisdus
Jesus Christ, used by Protestants.  Sises Krais

Christian  
Christian, congregation.  Souleng

Christian Endeavor  
Christian Endeavor movement in the Protestant church.  Akedeiki Mourin Kirais

Christianity  
literally 'new thought', a term used to refer to Christianity.  lamalam kapw
the period of enlightenment, the period of Christianity.  Mwein Marain

Christmas  
Christmas.  Kirismas

Christmas tree  
Christmas tree; Norfolk Island pine₂, Araucaria excelsa.  tuhkehn kirismas

Chromolaena odorata  
Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata, considered a noxious weed.  masikisik
Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata, considered a noxious weed.  usolmat₂
Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata, considered a noxious weed.  wusolmat₂

chromosome  
chromosome.  kromosohm

chronic  
chronic.  kohwa₂
to become chronically ill.  soumwahula

chronicle  
history, chronicle.  poadope

Chronicles  
Chronicles, two books in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament), 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles.  Kronikel

Chrysopogon aciculatus  
grass spp., crow-foot grass, Chrysopogon aciculatus or Eleusine indica.  rehtakai

chum  
chum, bait thrown around a canoe to attract fish.  kuroamw
to chum, to throw bait around a canoe to attract fish.  kuroamw

church  
a temple, church, or a place of worship.  ihmw sarawi
a temple, church, or a place of worship.  imwen kaudok
a temple, church, or a place of worship.  tehnpas en kaudok
a temple, church, or a place of worship.  tehnpas sarawi
to attend church, to conduct a religious service, to worship.  sarawi₁

Chuuk  
Chuuk, formerly known as Truk.  Ruk

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cicada bird  
bird sp., cicada bird, Edolisoma tenvirostre inseperatum.  totopai

cigar  
cigar.  nihkerehs
cigarette, cigar.  sika

cigarette  
cigarette, cigar.  sika

cigarette lighter  
cigarette lighter.  lait

cinder  
cinder, ember, charcoal, coal of a fire.  mwoalus

Cinnamomum camphora  
camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora.  madeu en wai

Cinnamomum carolinense  
tree sp., Cinnamomum carolinense, the bark of which is used to make a tea, as well as for medicinal purposes.  madeu

circle  
circle.  ntingkatu
circle.  pwonopwon
to encircle, to go around; to circle.  kapil

circular  
round, circular.  pwonopwon

circumcise  
to be circumcised.  sirkumsais
to circumcise.  kotesek
to circumcise.  sirkumsaisih

circumcision  
circumcision.  sirkumsais

circumstance  
portion, division; event, situation, condition, circumstance; plot of land; periodic lapse of time; either of the first two baskets filled with food from an uhmw to be presented to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.  irair

circus  
circus.  sahkas

cirumcision  
cirumcision.  kotesek

Citrullus vulgaris  
watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris.  sihka
watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris.  suika
watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris.  wasmelen
watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris.  watermelen

citrus  
citrus plant or fruit.  peren₂
lime₁, Citrus limon; commonly used generically to refer to citrus of other kinds, including lemon, wild orange, and grapefruit,.  karer

Citrus aurantiifolia  
key lime₂, Citrus aurantiifolia.  karer laman
lime₂, Citrus aurantiifolia.  laman

Citrus aurantium  
orange (the fruit) Citrus sinensis and bitter orange, Citrus aurantium.  orens

Citrus limon  
lime₁, Citrus limon; commonly used generically to refer to citrus of other kinds, including lemon, wild orange, and grapefruit,.  karer

Citrus sinensis  
mandarin orange Citrus sinensis, tangerine Citrus tangerina.  manterihn
orange (the fruit) Citrus sinensis and bitter orange, Citrus aurantium.  orens

Citrus tangerina  
mandarin orange Citrus sinensis, tangerine Citrus tangerina.  manterihn

city  
city, town, village, cluster of houses.  kahnihmw
the name of the legendary underwater city located off the barrier reef at Nan Madol, literally meaning 'honored city'.  Kahnihmweiso

civil case  
civil case.  kopwung en pwuhng

civilization  
light₁; civilization.  marain

civilized  
bright, either with reference to light or intelligence; civilized, enlightened.  marain

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claim  
to assume; to claim.  kose

clam sp.  
clam sp., Pitar spp.; term applies to all smooth, burrowing clams.  kopil
clam sp., Tridacna gigas giant clam.  ienlam
clam sp., Tridacna maxima; adze, axe.  sile₂
clam sp., antique ark, Anadara antiquata scapha, popular food item.  lipwei
clam sp., giant clam, Hippopus hippopus; slang for vagina.  pahsu₁

clamp  
clamp, vise.  kilamp
to clamp, to crush.  ngidar

clan  
a clan.  Dipwinluhk
a clan.  Dipwinpehpe
a clan.  Dipwinwai
a clan.  Ledek
a clan.  Liarkatau
a clan.  Nahniek
a clan.  Pwuton
a clan.  Sounmaraki
a clan, customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Kitti, known to have come from the Marshall Islands.  Lipitahn
a clan, customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Madolenihmw; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.  Sounpwok
a clan, from Sapwuahfik, originally from Kiribati.  Dipakuwa
a clan, the clan of the Nahnmwarki of U and customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Nett.  Lasialap
a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen.  Sounsamaki
a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.  Sounpalienpil
a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.  Sounpelienpil
a clan; the clan of the Nahnmwarki of Kitti.  Dipwinmen
a clan; the clan of the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw and customarily the clan of the Nahnken of U.  Dipwinpahnmei
a clan; the clan of the Nahnmwarki of Sokehs and Nett.  Sounkawad
a clan; the clan of the Saudeleurs and customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Sokehs.  Dipwilap
a subclan of the Dipwinpahnmei clan.  Inanpaileng
an extinct clan.  Pwutonlasi
an extinct clan.  Souniap
an extinct clan.  Sounkili
an extinct clan.  Sounrakihm
an extinct clan.  Sountamworohi
an extinct clan.  Sountemwen
an extinct clan that came fron the Dipwinmen clan.  Sounrohi
exogamous, matrilineal clan.  dipw
exogamous, matrilineal clan.  sou₁
mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister; clan totem.  ihn₁
the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.  Limwohdeleng
the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.  Limwohndeleng
the bat clan, now extinct.  Dipwinpwehk
the female head of a clan.  limesekedil
the male head of a clan.  mesen keinek
the male head of a clan.  mwahnensoar
the male head of a clan.  pedihsou
the offspring of a chiefly clan.  neineinioas
the offspring of a chiefly clan.  seri sohpeidi
the paternal clan of either one's mother or father.  wahn mwahng
the paternal clans of the grandparents of either one's mother or father.  elin mwahng
the paternal clans of the grandparents of either one's mother or father.  elen mwahng
the relationship that exists between an individual and the clan of his father's father.  wahnmwahng
the turtle clan, now extinct.  Dipwinwehi

clan deity  
clan deity; a ghost that came into existence with the creation of the land, not the ghost of a deceased person.  enihwos

Claoxylon carolinianum  
plant sp., Claoxylon carolinianum.  koahi

clap  
to clap.  lopw₂
to wash clothing, to launder; to clap; to applaud.  lopwor

clause  
clause.  pwuloin sendens
nominal clause.  pwuloin sendens ahd

claw  
chela, the claw of a crab, lobster, shrimp, etc.  enge
to claw, to reach for.  enge-
to scratch with the fingernails; to claw.  rakih
to scratch with the fingernails; to claw.  rekirek

clay  
clay, hardpan.  peiruhru
red clay; can be mixed with the inner core of ais fruit to make red paint for canoes.  pwelweita

clean  
clean; innocent, honest, pure.  mwakelekel
neat, clean.  min
neat, clean.  nei₂
new, clean.  adarasi
to clean.  kamwakel
to clean crabs in preparation for eating them.  iterem
to clean thoroughly; to empty thoroughly, of a container.  kaminehsang
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwatih
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwet
to strip off water, to strip the leaves off a vine; to clean out intestines, to remove something from a rope-like object.  ehd₃

cleanse  
to be cleansed, to be thoroughly emptied.  kaminasang

cleansing  
cleansing, purification.  kamwakelekel

clear  
to be understood, to be clear or distinct.  wehwe₁
bright, clear, shiny.  lingaling₁
clear, evident, obvious.  sansal
clear, evident, obvious; well-known.  dehde
cleared, as of vegetation.  mahsahs
to become clear; to be exposed or disclosed.  sansalada
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwatih
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwet
to clear land by pulling up grass or weeds, to bare the earth.  rekipwel
to clear land, to garden, to farm.  mwetiwel
to clear one's throat.  serohk
to clear, of the weather.  mwahuda

clearing  
clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm.  mwaht
clearing, garden, plantation, farm.  mwetiwel
open grasslands, savannah, natural clearing in the forest, a grassy, unfertile area; an area with little topsoil.  mall

cleft palate  
nasal sound; cleft palate.  tumpwoar

Cleome viscosa  
plant sp., Cleome viscosa.  kuhiolung

clerk  
store clerk.  sounnet

Clerodendrum inerme  
plant sp., glorytower, Clerodendrum inerme.  ilau

clever  
good at something, clever.  kadek₂
intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp.  kupwurekeng
intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp.  loalekeng
intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp.  uwenrahn

click  
to make a click-like sound; Tsk Tsk!.  tal

cliff  
cliff.  erehr
drop off, precipice, cliff, outer edge of the barrier reef.  wokidi
steep area, cliff.  nierehr

climate  
bad atmosphere, bad climate, bad feelings.  angsuwed
weather, climate, condition of the times.  iren ansou

climax  
to be finished; to be depleted or out of; to climax or ejaculate.  nek₁
to be satisfied; to be full, after eating; to reach a climax.  id₄
to gush; to climax or ejaculate.  kus

climb  
to climb.  daur₂
to climb.  dou₂
to climb.  palek
to climb a tree for the purpose of getting something.  paleke
to climb after another.  doumwur
to loop a cord around one's ankles for climbing trees, to climb with a cord around one's ankles.  liapih
to loop a cord around one's ankles for climbing trees, to climb with a cord around one's ankles.  liepih

climber  
climber.  soundou₁

Clinostigma ponapense  
Pohnpei mountain palm, Clinostigma ponapense.  koatop
Pohnpei mountain palm, Clinostigma ponapense.  kotop₁

clipper  
hair clipper.  parikang

clitoris  
clitoris.  opwudenkod
clitoris.  tohl
clitoris.  upwudenkod
having contents; well developed, of the tuber of a plant; having a large clitoris.  kaneng

clock  
time, clock, watch, hour.  kuloak

clog  
to impede a passage, to clog up, to put a cork in.  ponehla

clogged  
stuffed up, clogged; virginal (derogatory); uncircumcised.  pon

clogs  
Japanese clogs.  kedda

close  
to be opened or closed, of anything hinged or attached, as a door, window, etc.; to be open or closed, as of a business.  rit-

close₁  
to be closed, as a business, office, etc.  ritidi
to be closed, of a charge account.  simekiri
to be opened or closed, of anything hinged or attached, as a door, window, etc.; to be open or closed, as of a business.  rit-
to close₁ one's eyes.  kekuhrekpene
to close₁ one's eyes.  meirpene
to close₁ one's mouth.  kuhpene
to close₁ one's mouth.  kuhreiso
to open or close₁ anything hinged or attached, as a door or window.  riting
to pull together; to close₁, as an umbrella; to draw a group of people together.  apihpene

close₂  
appearing close₂, but in reality far away.  elimant
close₂ together, side by side.  paterek
close₂ together; without any intervals, frequent.  dod
near, close₂.  keren
to be in love; to be in a close₂ relationship.  poak
to be near or close₂ to.  karanih

cloth  
the fibrous cloth-like material from the cococut palm used for extracting milk from grated coconut.  kotepe
a cloth, used as a wrapper to carry objects.  piroski
a clothlike material made from the bark of breadfruit.  meimei
belt made of banana fiber, worn above a grass skirt; cloth made from breadfruit bark.  dohr
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  kerirrir
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  likou
highly prized cloth made from breadfruit bark; an elaborate, beaded sash (a kind of dohr); loincloth.  lakiot
letter, correspondence; a piece of cloth.  kisin likou
material, cloth.  lepin likou
to put on dry clothing.  kangalangal

clothes  
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  kerirrir
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  likou
old work clothes; rag.  kihou
sitting place, sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place; clothes.  mwoahl₁

clothing  
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  kerirrir
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  likou
clothing.  mwoahl₂
Sunday clothing, one's best clothing.  likoun sarawi
to provide dry clothing for someone who is wet.  kengelengele
to provide dry clothing to someone who is wet.  kangalangale
to provide dry clothing to someone who is wet.  kemmade
to put on dry clothing.  kemmad
to put on dry clothing.  kiemmad

cloud  
cloud.  depwek
low cloud, one touching the mountains; fog.  toahkoi

cloudy  
cloudy, blurred, fogged up, smoky; obscure, unclear.  edied
to become cloudy and dark.  mahliokidi

clown  
cartoon, comic strip; character, clown.  mangnga
to be a character, to be a clown; to be foppish.  mangnga

club  
a club for killing large fish.  lepinpok
club, a suit in playing cards.  klopis
club, a suit in playing cards.  kuloapis
club, for hitting.  mehn wok

cluck  
to cluck, of a hen; to grumble.  dorok

cluster  
city, town, village, cluster of houses.  kahnihmw
group, cluster of, bunch of.  uhn

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coach  
to give precautionary advice; to coach.  kapih₁

coal  
cinder, ember, charcoal, coal of a fire.  mwoalus
coal.  toahl₂

coals  
of an uhmw, to be reduced to glowing coals.  au

coarse  
coarse; big, as of a portion of something.  pisalap

coast  
shore, coast, seaside, landing place for canoes or boats.  oaroahr₂

coat  
laboratory coat.  likoun toahkte
suit coat.  sekid en kapwat
suit coat.  sekid welpeseng

cobweb  
spider web, cobweb.  pesen likan

cock-eyed  
to be tilted, crooked, cock-eyed.  pang

cockfight  
cockfight.  kapeii malek
cockfight.  pein malek

cockroach  
cockroach.  koll
cockroach.  kull

cockscomb  
plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.  repwen malek
plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.  ropwen malek

cocky  
proud, haughty, self-assertive, cocky.  aklapalap

coconut  
a coconut (specifically an uhpw) that contains no water.  lawahsar
a coconut palm cultivar, having nuts with a sweet, juicy husk.  adohl
a coconut that sprouts when not on the ground, for example as a consequence of getting stuck in a tree.  kekihleng
a coconut that sprouts while on the ground.  kekihpwel
a grove of coconut palms.  welin nih
coconut leaflets fastened onto the fingers of dancers when dancing the wen or kehnsar.  enisinis
coconut oil, lotion, ointment.  keii
coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, used for skirts, posts, oil, rope, spears, thatch, and for many other purposes.  nih₂
coconut, containing no nut.  kengk
coconut, one that becomes lodged in a tree and remains there sufficiently long to sprout, used as pereh for Soulik en And and Pwoud Lepen Palikir.  perenleng
dried coconut meat after the extraction of the oil.  wenering₁
drinking coconut.  pehn₁
drinking coconut.  pwihleng
drinking coconut.  uhpw
empty coconut.  moahn
empty half of coconut shell; a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava.  delen sakau
empty half of coconut shell; a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava.  ngarangar
immature coconut before reaching the growth stage called uhpw.  kurupw
of coconut palms, bearing large nuts; of breadfruit, fecund.  waramwahu
ripe coconut, copra.  kehki
ripe coconut, syn. with mwangas.  ering₁
ripe coconut; copra; ripe betel nut.  mwangas
sprouting coconut palm; coconut cotelydon, the spongy center of a sprouting coconut, also known as a coconut apple.  pahr₃
the fibrous, cloth-like material of the coconut palm; a container made of this material, used to wrap medicinal plants and to squeeze and apply the liquid they contain, as on a rash or wound.  impal
the fibrous, cloth-like material of the coconut palm; a container made of this material, used to wrap medicinal plants and to squeeze and apply the liquid they contain, as on a rash or wound.  inipal
the soft upper part of the shell of the coconut, at a certain growth stage.  uhren uhpw
the spongy substance found in a sprouting coconut in its early stage of development.  mpwein tenek
the stage of development of a coconut before it turns brown.  peupit₁
the stage of development of a coconut before it turns brown.  poupit₁
the top of a drinking coconut.  mesen uhpw
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  uter

coconut apple  
sprouting coconut palm; coconut cotelydon, the spongy center of a sprouting coconut, also known as a coconut apple.  pahr₃

coconut crab  
coconut crab, Bingus latro, prized as a delicacy.  emp₁

coconut husk  
a piece of coconut husk.  pei₅

coconut oil  
coconut oil.  marekeiso
to apply coconut oil to one's hair.  mahsies

coconut palm  
a coconut palm cultivar.  nihkengk
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized dark green nuts.  nihrirtoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized reddish-orange nuts.  nihrirweita
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large numbers of round, dark green nuts.  nihkarattoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, dark green nuts.  nihtoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, reddish-orange nuts.  nihweita
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing medium-sized pink nuts, characterized by its light green fronds.  nih pwetepwet
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing round, reddish-orange nuts.  nihkaratweita
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small dark green nuts.  nihtiktoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small reddish-orange nuts.  nihtikweita
either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihkarattoal or nihkaratweita.  nihkarat
either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihtiktoal or nihtikweita.  nihtik
either of two coconut palm cultivars called nihrirtoal or nihrirweita.  nihrir

Cocos nucifera  
coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, used for skirts, posts, oil, rope, spears, thatch, and for many other purposes.  nih₂

Codiaeum variegatum  
croton, Codiaeum variegatum.  kurodong

coerce  
to be forced or coerced.  itoitehng
to be forced or coerced.  itoitieng
to grate; to force; to compel, to persuade, to coerce.  iding₁

coffee  
coffee.  koahpi

coffin  
box, chest, coffin, casket; inning, in baseball.  kohpwa₂

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

coil  
coil of sennit.  sanek₁
mosquito coil.  kadorsingko
to coil (sennit).  saneke₁
to gather up rope, to coil rope.  sim

coin  
change, in the form of coins.  mwohni mwaramwer
change, of money; coin.  sens mwaramwer
change, of money; coin.  sent mwaramwer
coin.  mwohni takai

coincide  
to coincide exactly.  padokala
to pair off with; to coincide with, to collide with;.  inenehdi

coincidence  
a happy coincidence.  kasaingmwahu
a happy coincidence.  keseingmwahu

cold  
cold, causing to be cold.  kemehnpou
cold, causing to be cold.  pwoaikentehine
cold, cool, chilly.  kepeu
cold, cool, chilly.  kopou
cold, flu.  soumwahu en wai
cool, cold, damp (of the weather).  lemwulemwur
feeling cold, cool, chilly.  pou
feeling cold, cool, chilly.  pwoiken tehniep
to become cold.  pouda

cold chisel  
cold chisel.  kohl sisel

coleus  
plant sp., coleus, Solenostemon scutellarioides and Sida rhombifolia, var. longipedicellata.  koramahd

Coleus scutellarioides  
bush sp., Coleus scutellarioides.  koaramahd

collaboration  
collaborative effort; collaboration, cooperation, joined forces, solidarity.  angin kehlap
collaborative effort; collaboration, cooperation, joined forces, solidarity.  engin kehlap

collapse  
to burst forth, of something built up, as emotions or flood waters; to collapse, of a pile of objects.  kiedek
to burst forth, of something built up, as emotions or flood waters; to collapse, of a pile of objects.  kielek
to collapse with a crashing noise; to rumble, as of one's stomach.  kioaroahr

collar  
collar.  kala₂

collarbone  
collarbone.  tihn peden were
the area between the collarbone and the neck.  peden were

collect  
to collect anything from the sea.  sei-
to collect bananas.  sapuht
to collect palm fronds for thatch.  uhredi
to collect palm fronds for thatch.  uhridi
to collect, as in the process of climbing to gather fruits or nuts.  dauredi

collection  
a collection of different things, variety.  soangesoangen

collector  
tax collector.  sounrikdaksis

college  
college.  koalet

collide  
to collide.  loi
to collide, of two objects; to come into conflict.  sekpene
to pair off with; to coincide with, to collide with;.  inenehdi
to ring₂, to collide.  sek₁

colloidal  
congealed, colloidal, thick, viscous.  tan
congealed, colloidal, thick, viscous.  ten₁

Colocasia  
a Colocasia taro cultivar.  sawa weitahta
a Colocasia taro cultivar.  sawahn mwahng
a Colocasia taro cultivar, from India.  sawahn india
a Colocasia taro cultivar, said to be from Kosrae.  sawahn kusai

Colocasia esculenta  
taro sp., variously called dryland taro, true taro, sweet taro, or common taro, Colocasia esculenta, the generic term for any of a number of cultivars of this species.  sawa₁

color  
a pleasant color.  pohmaras
color.  poh
color; pattern or design, as on cloth; stain, mark; freckle, mole, or any skin discoloration.  mwahi

Colorado  
Colorado.  Kolorahdo

colored  
colored, spotted, pied.  mwaimwai
colored, spotted, pied.  mweimwei₃

Colossians  
Colossians, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).  Kolose

Colubrina asiatica  
plant sp., Colubrina asiatica.  pwudopwud₂

column  
post, pole, pillar, column.  uhr₂
water column.  einsed

comb  
comb, for the hair.  kohmw
comb, for the hair.  dokomwel
rooster's comb.  ropwe
to comb.  kar₁
to comb and arrange hair.  karada₂
to comb one's hair.  keriker₂

combine  
to be combined, to be unified .  kekeurahpene
to combine, to make two things into one.  kapwilihala
to combine, to unify.  keurahpene
to unite, to combine.  kaurapene

come  
to be wind₁ borne, to be carried on the wind, to come with the wind.  ingirek
to approach or depart directly on a canoe; to come or go directly.  ih-
to come.  apehdo
to come.  ketido
to come apart as in snapped rope; to be divorced or separated.  mweipeseng
to come down; to float down.  peidihdo
to come from; to originate from, of a person.  pwilisang
to come or go.  ape-
to come or go.  koh-
to come or go directly.  inen-
to come or go early in the morning; to commute.  sangk
to come or go in a hurry, often in response to a leader's demands or an emergency.  piser-
to come or go in pairs.  mpwer-
to come or go, used in a derogatory way.  pwulahk
to come to, to regain consciousness.  kehnda wasa
to crack, to break, to come apart, of an object fastened to something.  pwoapw
to crouch down; to come down or descend from the sky, as thunder or an airplane.  karahkidi

comeuppance  
to receive one's comeuppance.  lesila
to take pleasure in seeing one receive his comeuppance.  aniket

comfort  
to comfort, to console; to cast a spell to bring comfort to someone suffering from a broken heart.  koaloalamwahu
to comfort, to console; to cast a spell to bring comfort to someone suffering from a broken heart.  koaloalamwahwih
to comfort, to please, to console.  kamohnge
to comfort, to please, to console.  kansenamwahuwih

comfortable  
well-arranged; comfortable; peaceful.  soanamwahu
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  namweirak
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  namweirek
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  nsenamwahu
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  pahnioasamwahu
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  udenmwel

comforting  
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamalehd
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kansenamwahu
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful, relaxing.  kamohng

comic  
cartoon, comic strip; character, clown.  mangnga

coming  
coming, with reference to time or an event.  kohkohdoh
coming, with reference to time or an event.  pahn wadet

comma  
comma, the punctuation mark.  kama₃

command  
a command given by the director of a feast to place a piece of kava on the stone used for the Nahnmwarki, given immediately after the stone is placed in position for use (if the action has not already taken place).  pwaindi takaien
to command.  darki
to command, to order.  ruwes
to impolitely command someone to do something.  pwilahk-

Commelina diffusa  
plant sp., Commelina diffusa.  rehsopw

commemoration  
remembrance, commemoration of.  katamanpe

Commersonia bartramia  
tree sp., Commersonia bartramia.  keil

commission  
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  ilek₁
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  keder
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  poaron
to sever or cut off; to delegate responsibility, to commission; to deputize.  pwelik

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

common  
common, useless, of no consequence.  mwahl
the common form of Pohnpeian; common language.  lokaia mengei

common slipmouth  
fish sp., common slipmouth, Leiognathus equulus.  sengiseng

common taro  
taro sp., variously called dryland taro, true taro, sweet taro, or common taro, Colocasia esculenta, the generic term for any of a number of cultivars of this species.  sawa₁

commoner  
a commoner, one destined to serve.  rohrohpwel
a commoner, trouble maker, literally a destructive animal; insect pest.  menin kau
commoner.  menrihri
commoner, common people.  aramas mwahl
people, person, human being, mankind; somebody, someone; commoner, as opposed to the soupeidi.  aramas

communication  
communication.  mehn kapehse

communion  
communion; also used with ah possessive pronouns as a humiliative marker.  tungoal
to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion.  tungoal
to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion.  tungoale

Communion  
Holy Communion.  Kamadipw Sarawi

commute  
to come or go early in the morning; to commute.  sangk

compact  
to apply pressure to, to mash, to compact; to crash.  idang
to be under pressure, to be mashed, to be compacted.  idaid

companion  
companion, follower, complement.  ienge
spouse, husband or wife; companion, mate.  werek
to be a companion of; to associate with.  warakih
to be companions; to be married.  werek

company  
company, corporation, group.  kaisa
company, friend; fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus, so-called because it always travels in pairs.  kompani

compare  
to compare.  karasa
to compare the size of someone or something in relation to someone or something else.  uwehda
to compare together.  karasapene
to equate, to compare in terms of size; to imitate.  kasosohng

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

compass  
compass.  kampos

compassion  
compassion mercy.  nemwenkasohr

compel  
to grate; to force; to compel, to persuade, to coerce.  iding₁

compensation  
compensation.  dumpe
compensation time.  kamdaim

compete  
to compete with.  pelian
to compete; to disagree with one another; to run against another, as in an election.  uhpene

competent  
competent, capable, well-versed; able to take care of one's self; large or spacious, of inanimate objects.  koahiek
to become competent, to become capable, to become well-versed.  koahiekla

competition  
a competition between two villages or individuals involving agricultural products.  kourapwarapw
any competition of throwing, jumping, kicking, diving, etc.; endeavor.  akedei
contest, competition.  siai
yam raising competition.  siai en padok kehp

competitive  
proud, competitive, unwilling to be humbled.  akutuhwahu

complacent  
complacent.  nankilmwahu

complain  
to be dissatisfied, querulous, or always complaining; to be critical,.  kaulim
to complain about the unfairness of something; to resent something, such as a criticism or a jest taken seriously.  akupwungki
to complain about, to criticize.  kaulime

complaint  
a complaint in the form of a legal accusation against another.  kampilein
criminal or civil complaint; allegation.  kadipadip
lawsuit; complaint.  repenpwung
to file₁ a complaint in court or at a police station.  kampilein

complement  
companion, follower, complement.  ienge

complete  
entire, whole, unanimous, complete; normal.  unsek
to be complete, as a consequence of being added to.  kadokodokala
to be completed, of a task; to be exhausted, of supplies.  nekla
to be ended, to be completed.  sapwala
to be stung; to fill out, to complete.  dokala
to complete at night.  wasapwongihdi
to complete by adding to.  kadokehla
to complete, as of a task, to conclude.  kaimwsakala
to complete, to conclude.  kalusala
to end, to complete, to terminate.  kasapwahla
to finish, to accomplish, to complete.  kaneke
to finish, to accomplish, to complete.  kaunsakala
to make a team complete, to round out a team; to conclude.  kadangaulih
to make a team complete, to round out a team; to conclude.  koadoangoulih

completely  
thoroughly, completely, surpassingly, very.  douluhl

completion  
to be brought to completion.  koadokodokala
to bring to completion.  koadokehla

complexion  
healthy looking, having a healthy complexion, having an appearance of being friendly.  lisalamwahu
healthy looking, having a healthy complexion, having an appearance of being friendly.  poh mwahu

complicated  
complicated, confusing.  kasapwurupwur

comply  
to comply, to do something against one's will.  menseiren

component  
basic component.  oulap
ingredient, part, component.  dipwisawih

composure  
to lose one's composure; to have a bedsore.  patehla

compound sentence  
compound sentence.  sendens pous

compress  
to squeeze, to compress.  mwudan

compulsory  
compulsory.  idihd₁

computer  
computer.  kampiuder
computer.  kompiuder

conceal  
to be hidden, concealed, secret, occult.  ekiek
difficult to locate or understand; hidden, concealed; vague, not obvious.  rir
to hide₁ behind, to conceal.  ririh
to hide₁ or conceal.  ekih-
to hide₁, to conceal.  karirala

conceited  
boastful, pompous, pretentious, conceited.  kala₁
conceited, presumptuous, vainglorious.  akmwohmwo
impudent, conceited.  namaiki

conceive  
to conceive.  ahpikihda
to conceive.  liseiankihda
to conceive.  neiloal

concentrate  
to concentrate on moving forward.  deipwek

concentrated  
concentrated, of a nature that a little goes a long way, like pepper.  sohtik

conception  
conception.  ahpada

concern  
to concern, to be intended for.  doke₂
to pertain to; to concern.  pid₂

concerned  
concerned.  kautih
concerned.  nsenoh
to be worried, to be concerned.  ihrmwell
to be worried, to be concerned.  pwunod
to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in.  kupwurohki
to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in.  nsenohki
to worry about, to be concerned about.  ihrmwelle
to worry about, to be concerned about.  pwunodiki

conch  
conch shell, conch shell trumpet.  kederwahwa
conch shell, conch shell trumpet.  sewi
conch shell, conch shell trumpet.  sowi

conciliate  
to calm down a crowd, to conciliate.  katempahdi

conciliation  
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

conciliator  
a conciliator; a reconciler; a judge (in conflict resolution).  menin kasohr

conclude  
to be found conclusively, to be discovered conclusively , to be concluded, to be uncovered.  dierekda
to cause to be found conclusively, to cause to be discovered conclusively , to cause to be concluded, to cause to be uncovered.  kedierekda
to be concluded, to be ended.  erala
to cause to find conclusively, to cause to discover conclusively , to cause to conclude, to cause to uncover.  kadiarakada
to complete, as of a task, to conclude.  kaimwsakala
to complete, to conclude.  kalusala
to make a team complete, to round out a team; to conclude.  kadangaulih
to make a team complete, to round out a team; to conclude.  koadoangoulih
to stop something from continuing, to conclude, to put an end to.  kairala

concrete  
cement, concrete, mortar; filling, of a tooth.  simend
to pour concrete.  kongkiri

concubine  
concubine.  kalel

condition  
condition, nature, manner; used in combination with ni to mean 'according to'.  duwe
entailing unfavorable or unacceptable conditions, of a nature that is difficult to accept.  ahngsuwed
entailing unfavorable or unacceptable conditions, of a nature that it is difficult to accept.  engsuwed
foundation, purpose; home; uterus; a condition of women, causing stomach pain; the abdomen is hot to the touch and tender, but not swollen, patient is feverish and urinates frequently.  poahsoan
in good condition, young looking; slow in maturing; stuck.  kot₁
information, subject; condition or state of a person or thing.  ire₁
portion, division; event, situation, condition, circumstance; plot of land; periodic lapse of time; either of the first two baskets filled with food from an uhmw to be presented to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.  irair
to restrain, to contain, to set conditions.  kiampwuke
weather, climate, condition of the times.  iren ansou

conducive  
providing favorable conditions, conducive to a good outcome.  ahngamwahu
providing favorable conditions, conducive to a good outcome.  engamwahu

conduct  
to conduct a musical event.  pihtih
to conduct a public hearing; to exchange public insults or innuendoes.  koarongorong
to conduct music.  piht₄

cone shell  
conus sp., cone shell, not normally used for food.  ilenglap

confection  
popsicle, frozen confection.  aiskehki

confer  
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tiepene
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tihpene

conference  
meeting, convention, conference.  tiepene
meeting, convention, conference.  tihpene

confess  
to admit, to confess; to reveal.  lakahda
to admit, to confess; to reveal.  ndahda
to admit, to confess; to reveal.  wehkada
to confess.  kansenoh
to confess.  kansensohki
to confess, to reveal, to disclose, to admit.  wehk
to request permission to leave; to confess; to announce, to make a statement.  sakarada
to reveal misbehavior, to confess.  wehdip

confession  
a revelation of misbehavior; confession.  wehdip
confession, in the Catholic church.  wehkpen dihp

confidence  
trust, confidence, faith, hope.  kamahdied
trust, confidence, faith, hope.  koapwoaroapwoar

confirm  
to obey, to submit to; to approve, to confirm.  okehng
to strengthen, to encourage; to confirm, as in the confirmation rite in the church.  kakehlailih
to strengthen, to heal, to encourage; to confirm.  kakehla
to strengthen, to heal, to encourage; to confirm.  kakehlaka

confirmation  
confirmation (the rite administered in church).  kakehlail
preparation for confirmation in the Catholic church.  onopen kakehlail

conflict  
disturbance, confusion, disorder, mess; conflict.  pingiping₁
to collide, of two objects; to come into conflict.  sekpene

confront  
to be face to face with someone; to confront.  sohpaih
to confront an unexpected turnout.  depweikihla
to meet someone; to make sexual contact; to confront someone.  tuhweng
to walk towards; to confront.  eluwahkih

confrontation  
conflict, confrontation.  sekpene

confused  
confused, disordered, messy.  ping
confused, said of one who misidentifies his possessions.  sas₂

confusing  
complicated, confusing.  kasapwurupwur
confusing, messy, chaotic; distressful, troublesome.  kepingiping
to find something confusing, difficult to understand, or mysterious, to be uncertain about.  pwonopwoniki

confusion  
confusion; something that is troublesome or distressing.  kepingiping
disturbance, confusion, disorder, mess; conflict.  pingiping₁
insanity, a state of confusion or disorientation.  soumwahu en nan moahng sahliel
to cause a disturbance, to create confusion.  kaping₂

congealed  
congealed, colloidal, thick, viscous.  tan
congealed, colloidal, thick, viscous.  ten₁

congregate  
to assemble, to congregate.  kapokonepene

congregation  
Christian, congregation.  Souleng
congregation, parish; a gathering in the presence of a Nahnmwarki.  mwomwohdiso

conjoined clause  
conjoined clause.  pwuloin sendens podundunpene

conjunction  
coordinate conjunction.  pous peiiai
subordinate conjunction.  pous sapeiiai

conjunctive adverb  
conjunctive adverb.  adperip en pous
conjunctive adverb.  lepin lokaiahn pous

conjunctivitis  
conjunctivitis.  kerpwunan
conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  maspwunan
conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  mwohrekenleng
rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  moahrokenleng
rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  pwinan
rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  pwunan

connect  
to be connected.  kadokodokpene
to be connected, to be fastened together; to be passed on, of verbal information.  peus
to be connected, to be fastened together; to be passed on, of verbal information.  pous
to be connected, to be linked.  dokpene
to connect together, to link together.  kadokepene
to connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information.  peuse
to connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information.  pouse

Connecticut  
Connecticut.  Konediket

connection  
connection.  kadokodokpene
connection.  peus
connection.  pous

conquer  
to be conquered, captured, overcome.  lohdi
to conquer land; to engage in war for the purpose of capturing land; to play the game alasapw.  alasapw
to conquer; to overcome, to overwhelm.  kalowehdi
to conquer; to overcome, to overwhelm.  powehdi
to receive votes, to be awarded a degree, title, etc.; to have sexual intercourse with; to conquer, to take a picture of.  alehdi

conscience  
conscience.  kadeikpen loale
conscience.  lepeu
conscience, internal voice.  ngilenloale

conscientious  
reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright.  lelepek
reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright.  likehke
to be conscientious.  lelepekla
to be conscientious, to be considered intelligent.  lelepengki

conscious  
easily awakened; conscious.  kehnwasa
to be conscious of one's self.  lepewih

consciousness  
to come to, to regain consciousness.  kehnda wasa

consecrate  
to anoint with oil; to consecrate.  keiiehdi
to celebrate; to observe a holiday; to dedicate; to bless, to consecrate, to sanctify.  kasarawi₁

consensus  
to be in agreement, to reach consensus.  pwungpene

consequence  
common, useless, of no consequence.  mwahl
consequence, relative, result.  kisehn
discernable trace or mark; consequence, impact.  lipwalipw
end, of an event; result, consequence.  imwilah
of no consequence, having no result.  imwilamwahl
to consider to be of no consequence; to demean, to disregard; to hold in contempt, as in court.  kasohwe
to humanize; to cause someone to be of consequence; to deflower a virgin.  kahramasih

consequential  
discernable, consequential.  lipwalipw

conservation area  
conservation area.  wasahn nahk

conservative  
conservative, not wasteful, conserved; sparing.  kasohtik

conserve  
conservative, not wasteful, conserved; sparing.  kasohtik
to conserve.  kasohtikih

consider  
to consider most important.  mwohniki
to consider, to survey, to investigate.  douloal₁

considerate  
considerate.  kopwungloal
kind, generous, considerate.  pohndewehlap
kind, generous, considerate, merciful.  kadek₁
kind, generous, considerate, merciful.  reseulap
kind, generous, considerate, merciful.  roasoulap

consideration  
consideration, survey, investigation.  douloal₁

console  
to comfort, to console; to cast a spell to bring comfort to someone suffering from a broken heart.  koaloalamwahu
to comfort, to console; to cast a spell to bring comfort to someone suffering from a broken heart.  koaloalamwahwih
to comfort, to please, to console.  kamohnge
to comfort, to please, to console.  kansenamwahuwih

consoling  
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamalehd
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kansenamwahu
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful, relaxing.  kamohng

consonant  
consonant.  konsonan

constant  
everlasting, constant, permanent.  poatoapoat

constellation  
constellation, possibly Pleiades.  mwakereker

constipation  
constipation.  iheteng

constitute  
to be erected, to be raised, to be constituted, to be created.  kokou₁
to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw.  kau₁
to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw; to drink directly from a container.  kawada

constrict  
to contract or constrict the vagina during intercourse.  tenger

construction  
to be a construction assistant.  demwodo

consult  
to exchange information; to consult.  kasahnwar

consume  
to be consumed or used up.  ros
to be expended, consumed or used up; to get to work.  doadoahkala
to consume alcohol after drinking kava.  kapohpo
to consume kava, to be intoxicated, to be drunk.  sakau
to consume leftovers, especially of kava and cigarettes.  kapi₂
to consume something, especially medicine, before kava.  kep₁
to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion.  tungoal
to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion.  tungoale
to transport by hand; to consume food or drink.  ketiki

consumption  
to intensify the consumption of supplies; to waste.  kasohlapa

contact  
to come in contact with, to touch, to touch upon.  sair
to meet; to make sexual contact; to cross paths.  tuhpene

contagious  
contagious; wandering, of speech.  lusulus

contain  
to restrain, to contain, to set conditions.  kiampwuke

container  
a container for carrying things, such as a food basket.  rohpe
container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin.  limasawairek
container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin.  limasawairek
container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin.  ngke
container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin.  ngke
gasoline container.  deunkahs
gasoline container.  dewen kahs
water container.  isek
water container.  pweirek

contemplate  
to watch, to behold, to observe, to contemplate.  peudiahl

contempt  
disdain, scorn, contempt.  kesileng
to consider to be of no consequence; to demean, to disregard; to hold in contempt, as in court.  kasohwe
to despise, to hold in contempt, to disdain, to scorn.  kamwamwahlih
to hold in contempt; to refuse to obey.  sipwe
to turn one's head in contempt.  kepirek

contemptible  
despicable, contemptible.  kamwamwahl

content  
to be happy or content with each other.  pwopwot
to be happy or content with each other.  pwupwut

contented  
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  namweirak
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  namweirek
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  nsenamwahu
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  pahnioasamwahu
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  udenmwel

contentious  
contentious, given to getting involved in disputes or quarrels.  pwoaren toik
petty, argumentative, contentious, desirous of being correct at all times, always justifying one's own actions; disagreeable.  akupwung

contents  
contents, subject matter.  audepe
general idea; summary, highlights; contents, heading, title (of a book).  oaralap
having contents; well developed, of the tuber of a plant; having a large clitoris.  kaneng
substance; inside of something, contents.  kaneng

contest  
contest, competition.  siai

contingent  
entourage, contingent, those who travel with royalty.  iangahng

continuation  
continuation, extension.  uhsepe

continue  
to continue an activity; to relay, as a message; to extend.  uhse
to continue on.  kanahng-
to continue on.  wenewei

continuously  
continuously, repeatedly.  kaukaule

contract  
contract.  kontirak
contract, promise, agreement, covenant.  inou₁
to be allergic to, to easily contract, as an illness.  kehieng
to contract or constrict the vagina during intercourse.  tenger
to contract, to shrink; to gather, as when a string is pulled in a piece of cloth.  eirekpene
to contract; to flinch, to jerk away; to twitch.  nur

contrary  
contrary to one's expectations.  rorok

contribute  
a person who goes to a feast without anything to contribute.  seder
to contribute.  toukihda
to contribute everything available upon the death of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, to lay waste to the land upon such an occasion.  ohdek₁
to contribute, to donate.  doneid

contribution  
contribution to a feast.  kaneng en uhmw
contribution, donation.  doneisin
contribution, donation.  tou
sacrifice, offering, contribution.  kisinmei
sacrifice, offering, contribution.  meiroang
said of one who makes large but irregular contributions to feasts or parties.  lepen keisang
said of one who regularly makes small contributions to feasts or parties (a positive virtue).  tikpeieng
tool; gift or contribution to a party.  mehn doadoahk

convalesce  
to convalesce, to recover; to raise one's head.  mwatehda

convene  
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tiepene
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tihpene
to start a process or procedure, of a court hearing; to convene, of a meeting.  keielekida

convention  
meeting, convention, conference.  tiepene
meeting, convention, conference.  tihpene

converge  
to unexpectedly converge upon a place, of a large number of people.  mpwelehdi

conversation  
language, talk, conversation, speech; dispatch.  mahsen
speech, talk, conversation, talk, of the Nahnmwarki.  poahngok
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  koasoai
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  pilepil

converse  
to converse.  teipahini
to speak to, to talk to, to converse with, to give a speech to, of the Nahnmwarki.  poahngokih
to speak, to talk, to converse, to discuss, to give a speech, of the Nahnken.  koasoai
to speak, to talk, to converse, to give a speech, of the Nahnken.  mahsen
to speak, to talk, to converse, to give a speech, of the Nahnmwarki.  poahngok
to talk, to converse.  medakahn
to to speak, to talk, to converse, to discuss, to give a speech, of the Nahnken.  pilepil

convey  
to be conveyed, as the ownership of land; to be homesteaded.  kasapwasapw
to convey a title to.  kalangilangih
to convey a title to.  kamware
to convey land; to quit a claim.  pengsapw
to convey the ownership of land to; to homestead.  kasapwasapwe

conveyance  
a land conveyance.  pengsapw

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

conviction  
finding, conviction.  kedierekda

convulse  
to convulse.  pintat

cook  
to finish cooking food not done.  kalewiala
to finish cooking food not done.  kalewiala
not quite cooked, of food items that are tested for being cooked by inserting a fine stick.  ruwahdek
not quite cooked, of food items that are tested for being cooked by inserting a fine stick.  urahdek
one who frequently cooks food in an uhmw for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  weren seremwei
to be cooked.  leu
to be cooked over a flame.  einumpwul
to cook.  kuk
to cook (something) in a pot.  ainpwoate
to cook (something) in a pot.  einpwoate
to cook breadfruit or grated banana with coconut milk.  seipwok
to cook fish with coconut milk and tumeric.  kourahpwih
to cook fish with coconut milk and turmeric.  kourahpw
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  ainpwoat
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  einpwoat
to cook something.  kukih
to cook this dish.  rais dol uht
to cook, roast, broil, toast, etc.  inihn

Cook Islands  
The Cook Islands.  Kuk Ailan

cookhouse  
cookhouse.  imwen kuk
cookhouse that contains an uhmw.  wonuhmw
cookhouse; cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored.  imwen pahdak
restaurant; cookhouse, cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored.  imwen mwenge

cookie  
a kind of sugar-coated cookie.  karindong
candy, cookie, cracker.  kirahka

cooking pot  
cooking pot, broiler, stew pan.  ainpwoat
cooking pot, broiler, stew pan.  einpwoat

cool  
calm, cool, not easily disturbed; drowsy, of a person.  mahnien
cold, cool, chilly.  kepeu
cold, cool, chilly.  kopou
cool, cold, damp (of the weather).  lemwulemwur
cool, cooled off.  lou
feeling cold, cool, chilly.  pou
feeling cold, cool, chilly.  pwoiken tehniep
to be watered; to be cooled with water.  kelemwur
to cool down, to calm down someone who is angry.  kalau
to water, to cool with water.  kalamwur

cooperate  
to cooperate.  sawaspene

cooperation  
collaborative effort; collaboration, cooperation, joined forces, solidarity.  angin kehlap
collaborative effort; collaboration, cooperation, joined forces, solidarity.  engin kehlap
union, association, any cooperative venture; cooperation.  minimin

cooperative  
cooperative.  minimin

copper  
copper.  kapa

copra  
ripe coconut, copra.  kehki
ripe coconut; copra; ripe betel nut.  mwangas

copra drying platform  
series of long objects placed together side by side; platform; copra drying platform; platform on which dormant yam tubers are stored; shelf.  pasapas

copra drying shed₂  
copra drying shed₂.  kansohpa

copulate  
to be copulating.  kouwerek
to copulate with.  kouwarak
to copulate with, to have sexual intercourse with.  kowarak
to copulate, to have sexual intercourse.  kowerek

copulation  
copulation.  kouwerek
copulation of animals that lasts for a long time, characteristic of dogs and turtles.  ponok

copy  
said of one who imitates or copies fashions or behavior.  alemengi
to copy, to imitate; to follow someone's example.  alasang
to imitate, to copy, to mimic, to learn from.  alemengih

coral  
an area covered with gravel, pebbles, or crushed coral, as in Pohrakied, an area of Kolonia.  rakied
coral.  pahi₁
coral head.  takaimei
coral head.  takain nansed
coral head.  takaipwet
finger coral.  rahr
fire coral.  rarkapwudong
fringing reef flat; large coral head.  mad₁
pebble, a piece of gravel or crushed coral.  weren rakied
to gather coral.  deurar

coral flat  
reef ledge, coral flat adjacent to deep water.  oht

coral grouper  
fish sp., coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata.  mwoalus pohn weitahta

cord  
cord used for tying.  selipe
cord, looped around one's ankles and used for climbing trees.  liep
rope, cord, line, string.  sahl

Cordia subcordata  
tree sp., Cordia subcordata, the wood of which is used for boat building and in making paddles.  ikoik

Cordyline fruticosa  
ti plant, Cordyline fruticosa, also Costus speciosus.  dihng

core  
core, of a boil or pimple.  edi₁
flesh of any tuber, as of a yam, taro, or tapioca; core, kernel; gist.  moahr
stomach, of certain fish like tuna; core, as of breadfruit, kernel; hemorrhoids, piles.  pwuri

Corinthians  
Corinthians, two books in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament), 1 Korint and 2 Korint.  Korint

cork  
to impede a passage, to clog up, to put a cork in.  ponehla
tree sp.; very light driftwood; cork.  kehpei

cork-like  
a cork-like wood that drifts into Pohnpei, used as a surface to rub on when making ngkoal (rather than the leg), also used as a cork for fishing or to plug a bottle or a hole in a boat.  usepehi

corn₁  
wart, corn₁.  mesenmwomw

corn₂  
corn₂, Zea mays.  kohn

corner  
corner of the mouth.  kepwil
corner of the mouth.  pwekil
corner, angle; sub-subclan, within a keinek.  keimw

cornerstone  
cornerstone.  peirahni
cornerstone of a building.  pwukekeimw

cornet  
cornet, trumpet, bugle.  koronihda

corona  
knot, joint, as in a stalk of bamboo; corona of the glans penis.  pwukel

corporation  
company, corporation, group.  kaisa

corpse  
corpse.  kahlep

correct  
correct, right, just₂.  pwung₁
petty, argumentative, contentious, desirous of being correct at all times, always justifying one's own actions; disagreeable.  akupwung
to approve of, to consider correct, to agree with.  ingireke
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 correct, as homework; to give correct advise, to judge.  kapwung

correspondence  
letter, correspondence.  lete
letter, correspondence; a piece of cloth.  kisin likou

corroded  
rusty, corroded.  mer

Coryphaena hippurus  
fish sp., dolphin fish, mahimahi, Coryphaena hippurus.  kohko

cost  
to be bought; to be paid; to cost money.  pweipwei₂
cost, price.  pweine₁
cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.  isepe
cost, wage, reward; lid.  pweipwei₂

costly  
expensive, costly.  pweilaud

Costus speciosus  
ti plant, Cordyline fruticosa, also Costus speciosus.  dihng

cotelydon  
sprouting coconut palm; coconut cotelydon, the spongy center of a sprouting coconut, also known as a coconut apple.  pahr₃

cotton  
cotton, Gossypium barbadense; kapok tree, Ceiba pentandra.  koatun

cough  
a cough.  kohpek
cough.  kopokop
cough.  sirarahi
to cough.  kohpek
to cough.  kopokop
to cough.  sirarahi

could  
could, alternatively.  nek₂

council  
attorney, lawyer, legal council, defender; assistant.  sounsawas
council to advise the Nahnmwarki on the use of community resources; a committee; a member of an assembly or committee.  menin tiensapw

counsel  
awakening; warning; counsel.  mpeng

counselor  
title of the highest chief in one of the two title lines; counselor; hereditary head of the primary ruling clan in the dual system of titles in each of the five districts of Pohnpei.  Nahnken

count  
of mathematics, to multiply; to be counted among.  wadiki
to be counted among, to be included.  wadehng
to read; to count.  koadoaroapwe
to read; to count.  wadawad₁
to read; to count.  wadek₁
total counted, counting.  wadepe

counterpart  
a position as a section chief's counterpart.  peliendal
member of a matched pair; peer; counterpart, opponent.  pelie

country  
an autonomous paramount chiefdom; a political unit, as a municipality, district, state, country, or kingdom.  wehi₂
native, one indigenous to an area; native land, homeland, country of origin.  uhdak

couple  
amarried couple.  petohng
married couple.  pwopwoud
married couple.  pwoton

courageous  
brave, courageous, fierce.  idamah
brave, courageous, fierce.  kommwad

course  
navigational course.  kohs

court  
high court, supreme court.  mwolen kopwung lapalap
high court, supreme court.  mwolen kopwung lapalap
local court; municipal court.  mwoalen kopwungen wehi
local court; municipal court.  mwoalen kopwungen wehi
supreme court; high court.  mwoalen kopwung lapalap
supreme court; high court.  mwoalen kopwung lapalap
to court a man.  pwengwol
to have as a partner; to court.  akwerengki

courthouse  
courthouse.  imwen kopwung
courthouse.  imwen koupwung
courtroom, courthouse.  mwoalen kopwung

courtroom  
courtroom, courthouse.  mwoalen kopwung

cousin  
the offspring of sisters who live in the same community.  delin pahle
cousin, specifically the child of one's mother's sister.  wahn lih pirien
cousin, specifically, the child of one's father's brother.  wahn ohl pirien

cove  
cove, inlet.  kosolong

covenant  
contract, promise, agreement, covenant.  inou₁

cover  
to be buried in the ground, to be fully covered with earth.  serpweldi
to be buried in the ground, to be fully covered with earth.  serpweledi
a sheet, as for bedding; cover, a leaf used as protection against the rain.  moaroap
a sheet, as for bedding; cover, a leaf used as protection against the rain.  upuhp
cover, protection, both physical and magical.  perehre
cover, wrapper.  kidie
cover, wrapper.  kidipe
lid, cover.  pweine₂
of an uhmw, to be covered with fresh leaves.  ngkoak
of an uhmw, to be covered with fresh leaves.  pahnkiohlap
of an uhmw, to be covered with fresh leaves.  pahnkoiohlap
of an uhmw, to be covered with fresh leaves.  pahpwel
of an uhmw, to be covered with fresh leaves.  perekpwel
room, cover, protection.  pere
to be covered.  pweipweidi
to be covered up.  koduhpwel
to be covered up.  koumwoaropwidi
to be covered up.  koupuhp
to be covered up.  likoupuhp
to be covered with hot stones, of the contents of an uhmw.  pei₃
to be covered with hot stones, of the contents of an uhmw.  peileng
to be covered, to screened from view.  pere
to be in the rain or sun without any cover.  dilin₃
to bury; to cover with soil or earth.  sarepidi
to cover.  kipehdi
to cover.  pwaindi
to cover an uhmw with fresh leaves.  ngkoake
to cover an uhmw with fresh leaves.  pahnkiohlepe
to cover an uhmw with fresh leaves.  pahnkoiohlepe
to cover an uhmw with fresh leaves.  pahpwele
to cover an uhmw with fresh leaves.  perekpwele
to cover an uhmw with leaves.  peipwelihdi
to cover an uhmw with leaves; of a hen, to sit on eggs just prior to their hatching.  kompwal
to cover an uhmw with leaves; of a hen, to sit on eggs just prior to their hatching.  kompwel
to cover or shield oneself from the weather, to cover oneself with a sheet, etc. when in bed.  moaroape
to cover or shield oneself from the weather, to cover oneself with a sheet, etc. when in bed.  moaroape
to cover or shield oneself from the weather, to cover oneself with a sheet, etc. when in bed.  up
to cover or shield oneself from the weather, to cover oneself with a sheet, etc. when in bed.  up
to cover picked, green bananas to hurry their ripening.  seipeng
to cover someone up completely with a sheet or a blanket.  koduhpwal
to cover someone up completely with a sheet or a blanket.  komwoaropwe
to cover someone up completely with a sheet or a blanket.  koumwoarope
to cover the uhmw with leaves.  peipwelidi
to cover, as with a sheet.  kaupuhpdi
to cover; to screen from view.  pereh₂
to fully cover with dirt.  serpwelihedi
to line or cover with leaves.  tehla
to weigh down with stones; of an uhmw, to cover the contents with hot stones.  pai₁
to weigh down with stones; of an uhmw, to cover the contents with hot stones.  pailenge
to weigh down with stones; of an uhmw, to cover the contents with hot stones.  paipene
to weigh down with stones; of an uhmw, to cover the contents with hot stones.  peilenge
umbrella, cover.  amper
umbrella, cover.  kadauk
umbrella, cover.  koumwoarop
wrapper, cover.  kidikid

covet  
to covet, to be greedy for.  neimwele
to covet, to be greedy for.  noahroke

cow  
cow, Bos taurus.  kou

coward  
coward.  nanker pwetepwet
coward.  pwehkeleu

cowardly  
afraid, frightened, cowardly, bashful.  masepwehk
cowardly.  kerpwetepwet
cowardly.  pwehkeleu

cowry  
cowry shell; any species of sea shell; cowry shells are commonly notched, sharpened, and used as breadfruit peelers.  pwili

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crab  
a small sp. of crab found on the reef.  karahs
a type of fishing for crabs, done in the mangrove swamps.  dilin elimoang
coconut crab, Bingus latro, prized as a delicacy.  emp₁
female turtle; female mangrove crab.  asepein
hermit crab.  mpwa
male turtle; male mangrove crab.  asamwahn
mangrove crab that has only a single claw.  engpali
mangrove crab that has two claws.  engpokon
mangrove crab, Scylla sirreda, prized as a delicacy.  elimoang
red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.  pwoaru
red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.  pworu
rock crab.  likarahs
small black mangrove crab, Metapograpsus oceanicus.  masaht
sp. of crab.  lisoapwoar
sp. of crab.  lisouduhdu
sp. of crab.  mpwel₅
sp. of small crab.  lengen
sp. of small crab.  limpwel
sp. of small crab.  ngkopw
sp. of small land crab.  rokumw
to clean crabs in preparation for eating them.  iterem

crack  
crack.  pwahl
crack; vagina; incision.  pwalapwal
slit, crack, small opening, empty space, outer space, air space.  nanwehwe
to crack, to break, to come apart, of an object fastened to something.  pwoapw

cracker  
candy, cookie, cracker.  kirahka

crackle  
to be broken, of any long object; to crackle; to be interrupted, of a song.  tipw₁
to sizzle, to crackle.  siar

crackling  
crackling, of a sound or noise.  mwekeriker
crackling, sound of something breaking.  tipwitipw

crane  
crane, the machine; winch.  wens

crash  
to apply pressure to, to mash, to compact; to crash.  idang

Crataeva speciosa  
garlic pear, Crataeva speciosa.  apwuhs

crater  
bomb crater.  mohn pakudang

craving  
lusty, craving something.  kainihneng

crawl  
of a sound, to reverberate; to cause a ringing in one's ears; to make one's skin crawl.  duhr
to crawl on one's belly.  limwahdek
to crawl, to creep.  lipeiek
to creep; to crawl on all fours.  kerep

crayon  
crayon.  kureiong

crazy  
crazy, mad, mentally retarded.  kisingai
mentally disturbed, crazy, insane, berserk; feeble-minded.  iahk

crazy eight  
to play crazy eight.  kireisi eid

creak  
to creak or squeak; to make a tearing or grating noise.  tehrek

creased  
smoothed; creased, as of trousers.  nok

create  
to be created.  kourekida
to be erected, to be raised, to be constituted, to be created.  kokou₁
to create a good or bad situation.  elehda
to create, to erect, to deliberate, to enact, as in enacting a law.  kou-
to create, to make up something.  kapikada
to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw.  kau₁
to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw; to drink directly from a container.  kawada
to make , to create.  soulapih
to make, to repair, to build; to create.  kourakih
to make, to repair, to build; to create.  wiahda

creation  
creation.  wiepen nin limen Koht
creation; environment, nature, resource.  kepikipik

Creator  
the Creator, God.  Sounwia

creature  
a mythical sea creature hunted by Satokawai by order of the Saudeleur.  Mahlipwur

credit  
credit.  kreidid
debt, credit, account₂.  pweipwand

credit card  
credit card.  kreidid kard

credit union  
credit union.  kreidid iuhnion

creed  
faith, belief, creed.  pwoson

creep  
to crawl, to creep.  lipeiek
to creep up to; to sneak up to.  karapih
to creep; to crawl on all fours.  kerep

crest  
mountain peak or crest.  kumwukumw en nahna
peak, crest, small hill.  kumwukumw₂

cricket  
cricket.  tenter₁

criminal  
a criminal.  medipikihdadiptoutou
criminal.  kriminal

criminal case  
criminal case.  kopwung en dihp

crimson crowned fruit dove  
bird sp., crimson crowned fruit dove, Ptilinopus porphyraceus.  kiniwed

cringe  
to cringe.  roik

Crinum asiaticum  
lily spp., Crinum asiaticum, Hymenocallis littoralis, or Zephyranthes rosea.  kiepw

Crinum pedunculatum  
lily sp., Crinum pedunculatum.  kiepw tehlap

cripple  
cripple, a disabled person; disability.  pakolong
cripple, a disabled person; disability.  poakolong

crippled  
lame, crippled.  dangepel

crisp  
burned, crisp, of something overcooked; decayed, of teeth.  roang

crispy  
chewable, as of a soft bone, crispy, as of potato chips.  rukoaruk

critical  
critical, insensitive, tactless.  keidimah
critical, of people.  likesekeseu
skillful in attacking others, critical.  kepweikeng
to be dissatisfied, querulous, or always complaining; to be critical,.  kaulim

criticism  
criticism.  kepweikeng
dissatisfaction, criticism.  kaulim
gossip; criticism.  lipahned

criticize  
engaging in the pot calling the kettle black kind of name-calling, given to criticizing others for a fault of one's own.  kehrdipaur
to complain about, to criticize.  kaulime
to criticize.  kauwe
to criticize or insult another, usually employed by or in reference to women.  kapwai
to criticize, to speak sharply to, to insult.  kepweikang
to criticize; to murmur.  kesenda
to gossip; to criticize.  lipahned
to tear; to criticize.  tehr

Crocethia alba  
bird spp., any of a number of species of migratory shore birds, including the Pacific golden plover, Pluvialis fulva, the greater yellow legs, Tringa melanolevca, and possibly the sanderling, Crocethia alba.  kulu

crochet  
to crochet.  amimono
to crochet.  amimonoh

crochet needle  
a barbed piece of wood, used as a tool for tying thatch to beams in making a roof; crochet needle.  koahr

crock  
jar, crock.  sah

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

crook  
elbow, crook of the arm, forearm; measurement of arms length when constructing a canoe.  keulap
elbow, crook of the arm, forearm; measurement of arms length when constructing a canoe.  tipwengen peh

crooked  
bent, crooked, curved.  pu
crooked, off target, inaccurate.  pirek
dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked.  mworsuwed
dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;.  mwersuwed
to be tilted, crooked, cock-eyed.  pang
too dark, of a color; too thick, of kava and coconut milk; dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;.  kod

crookedness  
dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior.  mwersuwed
dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior.  mworsuwed

crop  
crop, of a chicken.  edin kene
generation, age group; litter, of animals; crop.  dih₃
non-permanent crops, like yams as opposed to breadfruit; crops with a relatively short life-span as opposed, for example, to those that come from trees.  dipwisou mweir

cross  
cross or crucifix; floor beam; a carrying pole with a cross pole attached; a kava plant large enough that it requires being carried on such a carrying pole.  lohpwu
cross or tough, of a person.  pwisinger
to cross one's arms.  epidipe
to cross one's arms.  epidlim
to cross over an obstacle; to skip, as a grade in school or a title.  sipal
to cross to the other side; to cut down; to cut a girl's hair straight across at the bottom.  kote₁
to meet; to make sexual contact; to cross paths.  tuhpene

crossbeam  
crossbeam in a house; the name of the first beam as you enter a feasthouse.  lohlo

crosscut saw  
crosscut saw.  reseres en lop

cross-eyed  
cross-eyed.  masapang
cross-eyed, squinty eyed.  masehl

crosswise  
to lie crosswise.  wepenge
to lie₂ crosswise.  wapang
to lie₂ crosswise; to be slanting; to be inclined.  pangapang

Crotalaria pallida  
plant sp., smooth rattlepod, Crotalaria pallida.  kandalahria
plant sp., smooth rattlepod, Crotalaria pallida.  klordalahria wah tikitik

croton  
croton, Codiaeum variegatum.  kurodong

crouch  
to crouch down; to come down or descend from the sky, as thunder or an airplane.  karahkidi

crow  
bird sp., crow.  menpihr en pahnlahng
to crow, of a rooster.  koakorot

crowbar  
crowbar, bar.  pahru

crowd  
crowd, fleet, school₁ of fish.  polo
crowd, meeting.  pokon

crowded  
crowded with people.  tohn₁
crowded, lacking space.  koait

crow-foot grass  
grass spp., crow-foot grass, Chrysopogon aciculatus or Eleusine indica.  rehtakai

crown  
royal crown; a garland.  wairenleng
the replantable part of a plant, the crown of a taro corm; butt, as of a cigarette.  paki₁
to be crowned with, to wear as in wearing head garland.  ninih

crown of thorns  
crown of thorns, as worn by Jesus.  elintek

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

crucified  
to be crucified.  lohpwuala

crucifix  
cross or crucifix; floor beam; a carrying pole with a cross pole attached; a kava plant large enough that it requires being carried on such a carrying pole.  lohpwu

crucify  
to be crucified.  karohlap
to crucify.  kalohpwuala
to crucify.  kalopwuehla
to crucify.  karohlepe

crude  
crude, in manners or action.  soallap
displaying crude speech manners, foulmouthed.  ausuwed

cruel  
boastful, given to bragging; cruel, belligerent.  keses
cruel, belligerent, tough.  lemei
to be cruel, belligerent, or tough to.  lamai

cruise  
to move in a curve, to cruise around.  kahp-

crumble  
to cause the ground or any object to crumble into small pieces and slide or fall.  karangk
to cause the ground or any object to crumble into small pieces and slide or fall.  karengk

crumple  
crumpled, wrinkled.  emwirek
crumpled, wrinkled.  omwirek
to crumple, to wrinkle.  amwer

crush  
to chew, to masticate; to crush.  rukoa
to chew; to crush.  rukoaruk
to clamp, to crush.  ngidar

crushed  
pulverized, crushed, mashed.  mwut

crust  
dried matter, crust on skin, as dried food on the face.  darar

crusty  
crusty.  dararan

crutch  
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  dakapahr
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irar
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irareileng
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irareiso
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  rareiso
cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  sokon
upholder, support; cane, crutch, staff, walking stick.  irar

cry  
said of one who cries easily when upset.  lelekis
a cry or sound produced by an animal.  sahng
always crying, said of a child that easily cries when upset.  lisairkopw
always crying, said of a child that easily cries when upset.  liseirkopw
given to crying easily.  maukuhk
self-centered, demanding; of children, spoiled; of an infant, always crying.  soakon
to bawl, to cry loudly.  rerehd wasa
to cause to cry, to cause to mourn.  kamauke
to cry for, to weep for, to moan for.  sangid
to cry very softly, to moan.  ingihng₂
to cry, to weep, to moan.  mauk
to cry, to weep, to moan.  seng
to cry, to weep, to moan.  tenihr
to cry, to weep, to moan.  udamwer
to make someone cry.  kamamauk

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Ctenochaetus striatus  
fish sp., striped bristetooth, Ctenochaetus striatus, normally found in the fringing reef, lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef.  doarop

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cube  
ice cube.  aiskiup

cube trunkfish  
fish sp., cube trunkfish, Ostracion cubicus.  kohpwa₁

cuckold  
to be deceptive, to be unfair; to cuckold, to cheat, to deceive.  kapweipwei

cuckoo  
bird sp., long tailed cuckoo, Eudynamis taitensis.  likopirei

cucumber  
cucumber.  kiuhri

Cucurbita maxima  
pumpkin; squash; Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita pepo; one who has an unfaithful spouse.  pwengkin

Cucurbita pepo  
pumpkin; squash; Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita pepo; one who has an unfaithful spouse.  pwengkin

cultivar  
mutation, a hybrid plant, a variety or cultivar of a plant species.  kiewek

cultivate  
to cultivate, to plant mixed crops.  koadoahkehdi
to own land; to homestead; to cultivate land.  sapwasapw

culture  
custom, manner, behavior, culture.  tiahk

cunnilingus  
cunnilingus.  kenpihpi
to engage in cunnilingus.  nempihpi
to perform cunnilingus.  kangpihpi

cup  
a cup made from a coconut shell for drinking kava.  kehnpwud
a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava.  kouwahileng
a cup made of a half of a coconut shell, commonly used as a cup for drinking kava.  katehria
any soft object which is made into a ball; a ball of kava root fibers set aside during the first pounding; one of the cups of kava in the kava ceremony.  lopwon
coconut cup used for putting water on kava during its preparation.  ngerengeren pwed
coconut cup used for putting water on kava during its preparation.  ngarangar en pwed
coconut cup, dish, plate.  dahl
cup.  kep₂
depending on the municipality, the fourth or the fifth cup of kava in the kava ceremony; of Pohnpeian medicine, that which is taken on the fourth, eighth, twelfth, etc. day.  sapwe
empty half of coconut shell; a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava.  delen sakau
empty half of coconut shell; a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava.  ngarangar
feast of tribute, first fruits offering; the first four cups of kava in the kava ceremony.  nohpwei
hibiscus bast used for straining kava; one of the cups of kava in the kava ceremony.  dipen keleu
the first cup of the second stage of paired offerings of kava to a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  kahp₁
the person who holds the cup during the preparation of kava.  sounkolukol

Curcuma australasica  
Curcuma australasica, used for medicine; leaves used for lining preserved breadfruit pits.  auleng₁

Curcuma longa  
turmeric sp., Curcuma longa, the roots of which are used for a red dye used in tatooing and for medicine; used as ingredient in Japanese curry.  kisinioang
turmeric sp., Curcuma longa, the roots of which are used for a red dye used in tatooing and for medicine; used as ingredient in Japanese curry.  oangitik

cure  
a cure for blindness caused by magic.  kapei
to cure, as an illness; to repair, as an old structure; to pacify, to resolve.  kamwahwihala

curled  
closely twisted or curled, kinky, tangled; cursive, as in cursive writing.  pinipin

curly  
curly.  pikos

current  
current.  ahd₂
having a strong current.  ahdan

curry  
curry.  kari

curse  
a curse upon breaking first offering of root crops to Soupeidi.  keriahpwel
a curse upon someone who fails to convey the first offering of breadfruit to the Soupeidi.  keriahleng
a curse, a foul word.  peide
curse, spiritual retribution.  riahla
to be cursed, resulting in illness or misfortune.  riahla
to curse, to invoke a curse.  keriahla
to curse, to use foul language.  peined

cursive  
closely twisted or curled, kinky, tangled; cursive, as in cursive writing.  pinipin
cursive writing.  nting pinipin

curtain  
curtain.  kahdeng

curve  
bend or curve in a road or path.  weht
bend or curve; bay or inlet.  tihpw₂
curve.  kahp₃
curve, bend.  mpwe
curve, bend.  puele
inside curve, in baseball.  inkahp
outside curve, in baseball.  audokahp
to move in a curve, to cruise around.  kahp-

curved  
bent, crooked, curved.  pu

cushion  
anything which is laid or sat upon, cushion; hot pad for pots.  inap

custodian  
custodian, guardian, security guard, watchman.  sounsilasil

custom  
custom, manner, behavior, culture.  tiahk
customs of honor and respect.  tiahken wahu
customs of the land, typically with reference to Pohnpeian customs and traditions.  tiahk en sahpw
foreign customs or ways.  tiahken waii

customs agent  
laboratory technician, medical examiner; judge, in a competition; reviewer; customs agent.  sounkeseu

cut  
district, precinct; section; cut in a hill or mountain made for a road.  lopidi
the act of removing a yam tuber by cutting it below the vine so that another tuber will develop.  kapwud
to be cut.  kot₂
to be cut crosswise.  lop
to be cut open, for the purpose of removing the contents.  ked
to be cut with scissors or shears; to be picked up with a pair of sticks, of hot rocks from an uhmw.  tipw₂
to be cut, of foliage.  derpwungedi
to be cut, of one's hair.  kotoamoang
to be harvested, of bananas; to be cut or sliced up.  sapasap₁
to be picked, pulled, or cut down in entirety.  emwiemwidi
to be slashed, lanced, or cut; to have an incision made; to be castrated.  lek
to be slit, to be cut open; to be operated on; to be divided.  pwal
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwatih
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwet
to cross to the other side; to cut down; to cut a girl's hair straight across at the bottom.  kote₁
to cross to the other side; to cut down; to cut a girl's hair straight across at the bottom.  kote₁
to cut.  kote₂
to cut crosswise.  lopuk
to cut foliage.  derpwungiedi
to cut grass.  passai
to cut hair very short.  seimad
to cut into pieces.  sap
to cut into pieces.  sepe₂
to cut ivory palm fronds for thatch.  uhwoas
to cut open, for the purpose of removing the contents.  kading₂
to cut or harvest sugar cane.  weseiseu
to cut or slice into smaller pieces.  poare
to cut sugar cane or firewood.  wese
to cut the upper limbs of a tree and allow them to fall among the lower limbs to provide better support for the growth of a yam.  kaparoke
to cut with scissors or shears; to pick up hot rocks from an uhmw with a pair of sticks.  tipwa
to cut, to give a haircut.  sehk₁
to cut, trim, or sharpen with any large cutting tool.  par₁
to cut, trim, or sharpen with any large cutting tool.  periper
to fell, to cut down (a tree).  karauke
to gather reeds; to cut down vines.  kar₂
to pick, pull, or cut down in entirety.  amweredi
to sever or cut off; to delegate responsibility, to commission; to deputize.  pwelik
to slit, to cut open; to operate on; to divide; to shatter, as glass.  pwalang₁
to trim, as in a haircut, to cut fronds from a coconut palm.  tahr₂

cut short  
to be cut short, to be interrupted.  lopila
to cut short, to interrupt.  lopukala

cuticle  
cuticle.  wahnkiki

cutlass  
sword, cutlass, bayonet.  kedilahs

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

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

Cyclosorus heterocarpus  
fern spp., Cyclosorus heterocarpus or Cyclosorus maemonensis.  mahrek

Cyclosorus maemonensis  
fern spp., Cyclosorus heterocarpus or Cyclosorus maemonensis.  mahrek

Cyclosorus ponapeanus  
fern sp., Cyclosorus ponapeanus.  mahrek en nahna

cylinder  
cylinder, of an engine.  silinder

cymbal  
cymbal.  simpal

Cymbopogon citratus  
lemon grass, Cymbopogon citratus.  ahlek pwohmwahu

cynical  
lacking faith in someone or something, cynical.  soupwoson

Cynometra bijuga  
Cynometra bijuga, wood use for adze handles.  kemeu

Cynometra ramiflora  
tree sp., Cynometra ramiflora or Scaevola taccada.  remek

Cyperus cyperinus  
plant spp., Cyperus cyperinus or Kyllinga nemoralis.  rehlingkarak

Cyperus javanicus  
grass sp., Cyperus javanicus, a perennial sedge that grows to a height of approx. three feet.  use
plant spp., Cyperus javanicus or Hypolytrum dissitiflorum.  sapasap₂

Cyrtandra urvillei  
rattan, Flagellaria indica and Cyrtandra urvillei.  idahnwel

Cyrtococcum accrescens  
grass spp., Cyrtococcum accrescens or Oplismenus hirtellus.  rehmaikol

Cyrtococcum patens  
grass sp., Cyrtococcum patens.  sohmaleh

Cyrtosperma  
a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated Cyrtosperma, ripe mashed bananas, and coconut cream.  pihlohlo en mwahng
a dish made of baked Cyrtosperma.  mwahng uhmw
a dish made of boiled Cyrtosperma.  mwahng pwoil
a dish made of grated Cyrtosperma mixed with bananas and sweetened.  rotama
a dish made of ground Cyrtosperma, mixed with coconut cream, and baked; sugar is sometimes added.  mwahng idihd

Cyrtosperma merkusii  
taro sp., giant swamp taro; Cyrtosperma merkusii; the generic name of a number of cultivars of this species; an important food staple that can be used when other foods are scare, thus contributing to food-security.  mwahng₂

cyst  
body, of a person; seed, tumor, cyst, gland.  war₁

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