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dad  
father, dad, a term of familiarity.  ihp
father, dad, a term of familiarity.  ipa

dagger  
sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger.  sihdnaip
sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger.  teike

Dalbergia candenatensis  
plant sp., Dalbergia candenatensis.  selen kaikes

damage  
ruin, damage, wound, injury.  ohla

damned  
to be discarded, to be neglected; to be cast out or damned.  lekidekla

damp  
cool, cold, damp (of the weather).  lemwulemwur
damp.  lomwolomw

damsel fish  
fish sp., damsel fish, Paraglyphidodon melas.  toik

dance  
a dance.  kahlek
a dance movement involving lateral hip movement while keeping the shoulders rigid and with the hands on the hips.  kasapw
a dance platform used for performing the traditonal Pohnpeian dance called iripoas; foundation; pile; heap.  poahs
a dance, done by females in a sitting position employing sticks that are tapped together rhythmically.  dokia
a male master of the dance called kepir.  soukepir
a marching dance, brought to Pohnpei by Marshallese workers during the German administration (1899-1916).  lehp
a marching dance, procession, parade.  kahlu
a paddle dance performed on a canoe.  kepir pohn wahr
a Pohnpeian men's standing dance.  wehn
a preliminary traditional dance preceded by a ritual performed by a sounwinahni to make the performers attractive and pleasing to watch.  iripoas
a Western style dance.  kahlek pwoaloapwoal
dance.  pwerik
dance master, one known for his knowledge of Pohnpeian dances, originally the title of the master of the wehn dance.  soupwerik
male master of wehn dance songs.  souwen
male standing dance, employing carved ornamental paddles;.  kepir
Pohnpeian dance form that was incorporated into the lehp; a traditionally-evolved dance originally introduced from the Philippines by the Spanish and Filipino residents on Pohnpei in the nineteenth century.  pandangko
the female dance master of the dance called dokia, done by a group of women.  lidokia
to be turned or twisted, to dance the paddle dance.  kepir
to be turned or twisted, to dance the paddle dance.  kepir
to dance.  kahlek
to dance.  pwerik
to dance a marching dance.  lehp
to dance a Pohnpeian men's standing dance.  wen
to dance in this manner.  kahlek pwoaloapwoal
to dance the pandangko.  pandangko
to perform a marching dance; to go in a procession, to parade.  kahlu
to perform the final dance in a traditional dance performance.  kehnsar
woman's sitting dance.  sapei

dance master  
the female dance master for the dance called sapei.  lisapei

dance paddle  
carved ornamental dance paddle used when dancing the kepir.  padil en kepir
dance paddle.  pedilenkepir

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

dangerous  
dangerous.  keper

dangle  
to be suspended, to be dangling, to be hanging.  mwotou
to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.  kamwatau
to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.  kamwataur
to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.  kamwotou

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

daring  
daring, reckless, bold, adventurous.  loallap
daring; forward, bold; disdainful.  depekipek
uninhibited, bold, daring; shameless.  eimah

dark  
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, dark green nuts.  nihtoal
dark, of colors.  renged
dark; pagan, uncivilized, uneducated, uncultured, primitive.  rotorot
pitch-black; in the dark, as of one who doesn't know something.  rotapwahk
to be in the dark without a source of light.  kepikirot
to be in the dark, to be ignorant.  rot
to become cloudy and dark.  mahliokidi
to become dark; to act irrationally; to have defective vision.  rotala
to get dark (when the sun goes down).  sihpene
to get dark, to become night.  wasapwong
to have darkness descend upon one before reaching one's destination.  pwongiedi
too dark, of a color; too thick, of kava and coconut milk; dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;.  kod

darken  
to darken, to dim.  karotehla

darkness  
darkness.  roht

dart  
spear, arrow, dart.  arep

dash  
one hundred meter dash.  iakumehda

date  
prophesy; a secret date.  kokohp

dauntless  
bold, dauntless.  seulepeu
bold, dauntless.  soulopou
dauntless, said of someone who is actively involved in feast activities.  soukelengsapw

Davallia embolostegia  
fern spp., Davallia embolostegia or Davallia solida, used medicinally.  ulung en kieil

Davallia heterophylla  
fern sp., Davallia heterophylla.  lidarleng

Davallia pectinata  
fern sp., Davallia pectinata.  kelmahu
fern sp., Davallia pectinata.  limwediliniak

Davallia solida  
fern spp., Davallia embolostegia or Davallia solida, used medicinally.  ulung en kieil

day  
eighteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the second night after the full moon in the lunar cycle; third day of the holy week in the traditional calendar;.  leledi
Catholic holy day.  Rahn Sarawi Lapalap
day.  rahn₁
day before yesterday.  mandaken aio
fifth day of the holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty fifth day of the month.  peidale
fourth day of the Pohnpeian holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty fourth day of the month.  lelada₂
next day.  manda
next day.  soangada
part, side; division, section; day after tomorrow.  pali₁
seventh day of the holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty-seventh day of the month.  derir₂
sixth day of the holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty sixth day of the month.  merek₂
the seventh day of the holy week in the Pohnpeian calendar.  darir
the seventh day of the holy week in the Pohnpeian calendar.  kokuniei
to become day.  wasa rahnpeseng
two days after tomorrow.  peilah
two days before yesterday.  peilahndakanaio
yesterday.  aio

daytime  
daytime.  ninrahn

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deacon  
deacon; in the Protestant church, a rank above elter and below sounpadahk.  sounkohwa

dead  
inactive title, as in state of being part of the earth, as when something dead turns to soil.  iasenpwel
state of being part of the earth, as when something dead turns to soil.  wiepwel
to be in state of being part of the earth, as when something dead turns to soil.  iasenpwella
to be in state of being part of the earth, as when something dead turns to soil.  wiepwella
to lie dead together.  mehpene
withered, dry, dead, of vegetation.  meng

deaf  
deaf.  koarongodoh
deaf.  salengopon

deal  
to deal cards; to shuffle cards.  dihl₃

dear  
Oh dear!, Oh my!.  oh tier
dear, a term of affection use by parents with their children or among friends.  seriko
dear, a term of affection use by parents with their children or among friends.  serwa
dear, a term of affection used by parents with their children.  lao₁

death  
death, remain, as of dead body, funeral, wake.  sipalla
death, wake, funeral.  mehla
death; remains, as of a dead body.  mehla
literally, a 'spinning death', a consequence of a poorly lived life; those who died this death went to Pohnpeian hell.  mehlahn kepiripir
literally, 'death of Mesenieng,' a good death that results in resurrection and a new life for Pohnpeian souls.  mehlahn Mesenieng
to be executed, to be killed, to be put to death; to be dropped, as a case in court.  kamala

debris  
garbage, waste, debris.  kihd
line of debris such as seaweed, twigs, leaves, etc. floating in the ocean.  rihr
vegetation in the form of debris that is caught on the front of the canoe or the outrigger, or both.  lisapahlkid

debt  
debt, credit, account₂.  pweipwand
to be in debt.  pweipwand

decay  
rot, decay.  soumet
to rot, to decay.  soumetla
to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood.  mwasahngot
to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood.  mwoasoahngot

decayed  
burned, crisp, of something overcooked; decayed, of teeth.  roang
decayed, of wood; termite ridden.  mwasahngot
decayed, of wood; termite ridden.  mwoasoahngot
of breadfruit, ripe, soft, and sweet when cooked; overripe, rotten, spoiled, decayed.  mat₁
to be decayed to the point of disintigration, of wood.  mwoasoangidi

deceit  
deception, deceit.  peketeu

deceitful  
deceitful, fraudulent.  widingek
deceptive, deceitful.  mweruwo

deceitfulness  
deceptiveness, deceitfulness.  mweruwo

deceive  
to be deceptive, to be unfair; to cuckold, to cheat, to deceive.  kapweipwei
to cheat, to deceive.  mwersuwedih
to cheat, to deceive.  mworsuwedih
to deceive, to fool.  mwalaunih
to deceive, to lie₁ to, to defraud.  widinge
to deceive, to lie₁, to defraud.  widing
to fool, to tease, to kid, to joke with, to trick, to deceive.  ketewe
to fool, to tease, to kid, to joke with; to trick, to deceive.  kedewe

December  
December.  Pohnwahu
December.  Tihsempe

deception  
behavior, deception.  mwer₃
deception, deceit.  peketeu
deception, lie₁, fraud.  widing

deceptive  
deceptive, deceitful.  mweruwo
devious, deceptive.  mwalaun
hypocritical, deceptive, treacherous, acting as a wolf in sheep's clothing.  liksansalamwahu
to be deceptive, to be unfair; to cuckold, to cheat, to deceive.  kapweipwei

deceptiveness  
deceptiveness, deceitfulness.  mweruwo

decide  
to be organized, to be structured; to be settled, to be decided, to be agreed upon.  koasoandi
to decide, to determine.  kupwurehda
to decide, to determine.  lemehda
to organize, to structure; to settle, to decide.  koasoane

decision  
a firm decision.  meden ngetik
manly decision.  sokenwol
organization, structure, rule, plan, agreement; judgement, pronouncement, decision.  koasoandi
will₁, feelings, wish, intention, decision, desire, heart.  nsen
wish, intention, decision, desire, heart; belly, guts, stomach.  kupwur₁

deck  
a playing card; a deck of playing cards.  tehnkehs
deck of playing cards.  kahs₃
deck, of a ship.  dek₂

declaration  
announcement, declaration, proclamation (all done orally).  kalohk
announcement, declaration, proclamation, executive order, all done in written form.  mehn kalohk
declaration, manifestation.  kasalada
declaration, manifestation.  kasansalada
statement, declaration.  ketihti₁

declare  
to announce, to declare.  kalohkih
to announce, to declare, to proclaim.  kalohk
to declare, either verbally or in writing; to state, to say.  ketihtihki
to declare, to be manifested.  kasalada
to declare, to be manifested.  kasansalada

decorate  
to be decorated (with anything).  nenderek
to be decorated (with anything).  tehnlik
to be decorated (with anything).  tehnlik matamat
to beautify, to embellish, to decorate; to glorify.  kalingana
to beautify, to embellish, to decorate; to glorify.  kelingana
to decorate.  tehnlikih
to decorate or ornament.  kapwat
to decorate, to give an elaborate description of.  ikidewe

decoration  
decoration, ornament, new outfit of clothing; festive attire; flower, used generically; garland.  kapwat
fern sp., bird's nest fern, Asplenium nidus, used for decorating yams and kava, decoration.  nenderek
fern sp., bird's nest fern, Asplenium nidus, used for decorating yams and kava, decoration.  tehnlik matamat
fern sp., bird's nest fern, Asplenium nidus, used for decorating yams and kava; decoration, ornamental design or pattern.  tehnlik

decrease  
decreasing or reducing family wealth, said of one who has male offspring.  udeudelik
to decrease, of family wealth, due to male offspring.  udeudeudelik
to decrease, of family wealth, due to male offspring.  udeudeudelikih
to lower, to decrease.  kaidi
to lower, to decrease.  kaiedi

dedicate  
to be alongside of; to be dedicated to.  peieng
to celebrate; to observe a holiday; to dedicate; to bless, to consecrate, to sanctify.  kasarawi₁
to dedicate a new kava stone.  uramaih
to dedicate a new kava stone.  uremeih

dedicated  
dedicated, industrious.  einger

deed  
behavior, deed.  wiewia
occupation, task, employment, responsibility, deed.  doahk

deep  
deep.  loal
deep place within the barrier reef, lagoon.  nehnamw
deep water area between the barrier reef and the fringing reef, lagoon.  nahmw
deep water area in the lagoon.  nannamw
deep, of one's thinking.  inemenlo
deep, of the hull of a canoe.  kepiloal₂
trustworthy, trusted, reliable, dependable; intensive, deep.  kelik

deepen  
to be deepened, as a hole.  koaloal
to deepen.  kaloaloahla
to deepen, as a hole.  koaloale

deer  
deer, Cervu elaphus.  tie₃

defamation  
accusation, defamation.  karaun

defame  
to accuse; to defame.  karaune
to bring disgrace to, to defame.  kamwomwsuwedih
to disgrace, to defame.  kandowe
to disgrace, to defame.  koasoarsuwed
to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of.  kahdsuwedih
to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of.  koasoarsuwedih

defeat  
to defeat; to waste.  kaluhsih
to drop; to defeat in competition.  kesepweke

defecate  
to defecate.  kainen mwenge
to defecate.  loakewel
to defecate.  paur
to defecate.  pek
to defecate on something.  pakad
to straighten; to inventory; to defecate.  kainen

defecation  
defecation.  loakewel

defective  
hotheaded, troublesome; defective, said of a mechanical object that fails to work.  lioakoahk
to be defective, of one's vision; to flee, to remove oneself from the scene.  ediedila

defend  
to defend a relative, regardless of whether he or she is right or wrong.  sampwere
to defend, to save.  lengirihri

defendant  
defendant, in a criminal case.  mehn pahn kadip

defender  
attorney, lawyer, defender.  pengohsi
attorney, lawyer, legal council, defender; assistant.  sounsawas
defender, lawyer; savior, redeemer.  soundaor

defense  
the defense of a relative, regardless of whether he or she is right or wrong.  sampwer

deference  
deference.  eile
deference.  mahk₁
great work, work and services render to the Nahnmwarki or the chiefdome sometimes life-long service required by the Nahnmwarki of any Pohnpeian males, including labor and expressions of deference, etiquette, and obedience.  toulap

deficiency  
deficiency.  sohitar
deficiency.  souitar
deficiency, insufficiency.  seuitar

deficient  
deficient.  sohitar
deficient.  souitar
deficient, insufficient.  seuitar
scarce; deficient.  menongen

defile  
to pollute, to make something dirty or unsanitary, to soil, to defile.  kasamin

definitely  
certainly, really, definitely, truly.  udahn
definitely.  dehwi

deflower  
to deflower, to have sexual intercourse with a virgin.  kaped
to deflower, to have sexual intercourse with a virgin.  kapede
to have sexual intercourse for the first time, of a female; to be deflowered.  pedala
to humanize; to cause someone to be of consequence; to deflower a virgin.  kahramasih

deformation  
deformation, disfigurement, disability, as in a disability from stroke.  kiauk

deformed  
abnormal, deformed, odd.  pakalong
deformed, of the eyelids.  likerwaite
to be deformed or disfigured.  kiaukala

defraud  
to deceive, to lie₁ to, to defraud.  widinge
to deceive, to lie₁, to defraud.  widing

defunct  
to expire, to become defunct, to turn into dust, said of a title that is not to be reconveyed after its holder is deceased.  edenpwella

defy  
to defy, to challenge.  kadarpehpe

degrade  
to cause another to hang his/her head in shame or embarrasment; to degrade someone, to put someone down.  kaitiek
to cause another to hang his/her head in shame or embarrasment; to degrade someone, to put someone down.  keitiek

deign  
to deign, to vouchsafe.  ketin

deity  
one of the principal Pohnpeian dieties identified by some as Luhk Nahnsapwe, the thunder god, said to be the father of Isokelekel.  Daukatau
the surpreme being in Ponpeian traditional religion; in a traditional feast, the largest kava plant used for the main kava ceremony; the name of the center post at the back edge of the main platform.  Enihlap
a major Pohnpeian deity who governed the sea.  Nahnollap
a major Pohnpeian deity whose special domain is canoe building.  Nahnsehleng
a major Pohnpeian deity with jurisdiction over the construction of dwellings and feasthouses.  Nahnolosomw
the ancestral deity of the Dipwinwai clan.  Nahnisopahu
the principal deity of the Saudeleur; literally, the honored spirit of the land, embodied in an eel known as Nahn Samwohl.  Nahnisohnsapw
title of the Nahnmwarki of U; a Pohnpeian deity and ancestral guardian of the Dipwinwai clan; often equated to Nahnisopahu.  Sahngoro

Delaware  
Delaware.  Delawehr

delay  
delay.  peden soupwur
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.  kedirepwe
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.  kerempwa

delegate  
to sever or cut off; to delegate responsibility, to commission; to deputize.  pwelik

delete  
to delete, to obliterate, to efface something.  dilihdih
to delete, to obliterate, to efface;.  dilihd
to simplify, to arrange in a simple manner, to delete some part of task.  kamangaila

deliberate  
to create, to erect, to deliberate, to enact, as in enacting a law.  kou-
to deliberate.  koukupwur
to deliberate.  koulamalam
to meet, to deliberate.  wielamalam

deliberation  
meeting, deliberation.  wielamalam

delicious  
delicious, tasty, sweet.  ihn₃
delicious, tasty, sweet.  iou
to like the flavor of something, to consider something to be delicious.  ihnki
to like the flavor of something, to consider something tobe delicious.  iouki

delight  
delight, enjoyment; pride.  pohlaul

delighted  
delighted, overjoyed; proud.  pohl
to be delighted at or for, to enjoy; to be proud of.  pohlaulki

delimit  
to delimit.  kaididi
to forbid; to delimit.  irehdi

delirious  
to have a nightmare; to mutter indistinctly during sleep; to be delirious.  lieurehre
to have a nightmare; to mutter indistinctly during sleep; to be delirious.  ndenderak

delirium  
nightmare; muttering; delirium.  lieurehre
nightmare; muttering; delirium.  liourehre
nightmare; muttering; delirium.  ndenderak
nightmare; muttering; delirium.  nderak

deliver  
to deliver.  ehrasih
to send on an errand, to send to deliver a message.  ilakih
to send on an errand, to send to deliver a message.  poarone

Delonix regia  
flame tree, flamboyant, Delonix regia.  pilampwoia weitahta

demanding  
bossy, demanding.  ilekitik
easily bothered or upset by trivial matters; demanding, dependent; also used to describe breadfruit cultivars that die easily if shaken.  inginsoi
self-centered, demanding; of children, spoiled; of an infant, always crying.  sakon
self-centered, demanding; of children, spoiled; of an infant, always crying.  soakon

demean  
to consider to be of no consequence; to demean, to disregard; to hold in contempt, as in court.  kasohwe

democracy  
democracy.  demokrasi
democracy.  pwungen pali moron

demon  
demon.  ngensaut
evil spirit, demon.  ngehn suwed
evil spirit, demon.  ngensuwed

demonstrate  
a prefix attached to adjectives or nouns, meaning to demonstrate or to exhibit a trait.  ak-
to demonstrate, to act as if.  akahk

demonstrative modifier  
non-emphatic demonstrative modifier.  pwuloimwur sohrenge

demote  
to demote.  kasapwiledi

demotion  
promotion; demotion; graduation.  kesepwil

Dendrobium umbellatum  
plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.  kehmelimel
plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.  likaritikitik

Dendrocnide latifolia  
plant sp., Dendrocnide latifolia, the leaves of which cause itching.  leles

denial  
denial, initial refusal out of politeness.  kahmahm
given to denial.  kahmahm

denomination  
religious denomination.  palien lamalam
religious denomination.  pelien lamalam
religious denomination.  pelien pwoson

dense  
dense forest area, where many small trees are growing closely together.  rirrirtik
dense, tightly woven or packed; effective, in communcation.  keirek₁

dent  
dent.  mek
dent, depression.  mwoaloal
dent, depression; puddle; dimples.  pahd₁

dented  
bent, smashed, mashed, dented.  limek
dented.  mek
dented.  pad
to be dented; to squat down in the water.  mwoaloaldi

dentist  
dentist.  sounwiengi

deny  
to deny.  liamahm
to deny; to disagree, to dissent.  kasapwunge
to persistently deny.  inapw mosul

deodorant  
deodorant.  douderahn

depart  
to approach or depart directly on a canoe; to come or go directly.  ih-
to be about to depart or leave.  samwalahr
to leave, to depart.  mwesel

department  
department.  kempa₂

depend  
to depend on.  kawahki
to depend on someone or something, to rely on, with ill consequences.  wahkihla
to depend on, to rely on.  kawadiki
to wait on; to depend on.  pahsan

dependable  
trustworthy, trusted, reliable, dependable; intensive, deep.  kelik

dependent  
easily bothered or upset by trivial matters; demanding, dependent; also used to describe breadfruit cultivars that die easily if shaken.  inginsoi

deplete  
shameful; depleted, of land.  kelengksapw
to be finished; to be depleted or out of; to climax or ejaculate.  nek₁
to deplete, to exhaust.  sekirawihdi

deposit  
deposit.  dipwoahsid
to be put down; to be put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions; to make regular payments or deposits.  pwilidi

deprecate  
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

deprecative  
deprecative.  lupwoar
deprecative.  nahnioaralap

depressed  
depressed, lethargic, listless.  mwoarus
to be depressed; to have a nervous breakdown.  kielekidi
to be sad, to be depressed.  soumwahu en nsensuwed
to become depressed.  mwoarusala

depressing  
sorrowful; depressing, discouraging, disappointing.  kansensuwed

depression  
dent, depression.  mwoaloal
dent, depression; puddle; dimples.  pahd₁
sadness, depression.  soumwahu en nsensuwed

deputize  
to sever or cut off; to delegate responsibility, to commission; to deputize.  pwelik

deride  
to despise, to deride.  kirerki

derisive  
derisive.  ngilekeng

dermopathy  
kava dermopathy, flaking of the skin resulting from heavy consumption of kava.  mwelengen sakau

derris root  
plant sp., derris root, Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.  uhp

Derris trifoliata  
plant sp., with a pink flower, Derris trifoliata, used as a fish bait.  kehoaroahr

descend  
to crouch down; to come down or descend from the sky, as thunder or an airplane.  karahkidi
to descend into, to fall into, to step into, as a hole.  pwuhr-

descendant  
descendant, offspring.  kasodoke
descendant, offspring, lineage, of humans.  kadaudok
descendant, offspring, typically of animals.  keperepere
lineage, descendants of sisters.  keimwin sou
paternal descendant.  ipwihpw

descended  
to be paternally descended from.  ipwieng

descent  
descent.  kesepwilidi

describe  
to spy; to describe in detail.  sipai
to spy; to describe in detail; to do a play or theatrical representation.  supai

description  
to decorate, to give an elaborate description of.  ikidewe

desert  
desert, wilderness, empty land.  sapwtehn
desert, wilderness, empty land.  sedarensapw

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

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

desire  
desire, wish, will₁, urge, longing, lust, passion.  ineng₁
to arouse any feeling, to arouse sexually, to strongly desire.  inangih
to desire or wish.  inengiada
to desire sexual gratification, said of a woman.  anginwolda
to desire sexual gratification, said of a woman.  enginwolda
to desire sexual gratification, said of a woman.  mwelungda
to desire to have sexual intercourse.  inengda
to desire, to wish, to want to.  inengieng
to like or love, to consider good, to desire sexually; to agree, to like, to prefer.  mwahuki
will₁, feelings, wish, intention, decision, desire, heart.  nsen
wish, intention, decision, desire, heart; belly, guts, stomach.  kupwur₁

desirous  
desirous.  soangoar

desk  
desk.  desk

despicable  
despicable, contemptible.  kamwamwahl
unlikable, obnoxious, despicable.  kadongodong

despise  
to despise a man because he is not worthy of being considered a man.  iroirepein
to despise, to deride.  kirerki
to despise, to hold in contempt, to disdain, to scorn.  kamwamwahlih

dessert  
dessert.  deserd

destroy  
to be broken, ruined, destroyed, spoiled, injured.  ohla
to be annihilated or destroyed.  mwomwsang
to be destroyed; to be wiped out.  ohsang
to break out, to destroy; to weigh down together.  kasukpene
to break, to destroy, to injure, to ruin.  kawehla

destruction  
calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.  kahriepe
calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.  keriahpe
punishment; destruction at the order of a chief.  oudek

destructive  
to be destructive, to be wasteful.  koamwoamw

detail  
detail.  oaritik
detail, specifications; information.  mengihtik
detail; item.  iretik
detail; verse of the Bible.  iretikitik

detailed  
detailed.  oaritik
to be detailed.  waditik
to give a detailed account of.  oaritikih

detain  
to tie up; to imprison; to detain.  salihdi

detective  
detective.  dedekdihp
detective.  sounrependip

determine  
to decide, to determine.  kupwurehda
to decide, to determine.  lemehda
to determine.  kasawihada

detonate  
to be detonated or exploded.  kumwusek
to detonate; to pop, as a balloon or chewing gum.  kapose

Deuteronomy  
Deuteronomy, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).  Deuderonomi

develop  
to develop many branches, of a yam.  tepw
to nurture; to raise children, to provide guidance for children; to develop or adopt habits or ideas from.  kairada

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

devil  
devil.  tepel
devil.  tepil
Satan, devil.  Sehdan

devious  
devious, deceptive.  mwalaun

devote  
to be devoted (to something).  poadedi
to be devoted to.  peirekieng

devoted  
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  limpoak
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  nantehlap
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  ninsehlap
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  nintehleng
to be devoted to.  loaloapwoatieng
to be devoted, reliable, persevering.  loalehng
to be devoted, reliable, persevering.  loalohng

devotion  
love, affection, romance, devotion.  limpoak
love, affection, romance, devotion.  nantehlap
love, affection, romance, devotion.  ninsehlap
love, affection, romance, devotion.  nintehleng

devout  
devout.  poadedi

dew  
dew; moisture.  pwoaik

da    de    di    do    dr    du    dw    dy       -top-  

diabetes  
diabetes.  soumwahu en suke

diacritic  
a small mark, diacritic.  kisin kilel

diagnose  
to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be figured out.  kadihrlap
to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be figured out.  keseu₁
to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be judged, to be chosen, to be guessed at.  kedeuleng
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

dialect  
accent, dialect, tune, tone.  ngohr

dialogue  
internal dialogue.  mengiloal

diamond  
diamond; diamond, the suit in playing cards.  taimen

diaper  
diaper.  osime
diaper, loincloth, sanitary napkin.  dereklap
diaper, loincloth, sanitary napkin.  weiwei
diaper, loincloth, sanitary napkin.  weiweiloal

diarrhea  
diarrhea.  mehnpwurepwur
diarrhea.  mehntang
diarrhea.  mwoahr

Dicranopteris linearis  
fern sp., Dicranopteris linearis false staghorn fern, traditionally placed in the home and inserted in thatch to prevent roach infestation; also used to make mwaramwars.  limwedilinmall
fern sp., Dicranopteris linearis false staghorn fern, traditionally placed in the home and inserted in thatch to prevent roach infestation; also used to make mwaramwars.  mwedilinmall
fern sp., Dicranopteris linearis, false staghorn fern, traditionally placed in the home and inserted in thatch to prevent roach infestation; also used to make mwaramwars.  dipwinmall

dictatorial  
tough, prideful, insolent, dictatorial.  aklemei

dictionary  
dictionary.  dikseneri

die  
to be dying to, to die for, to die because of.  mehkihla
to die.  engila
to die.  kepelsalehdala
to die.  kepinsalehdala
to die.  matala
to die.  pwoula
to die.  rirlengla
to die.  sipalla
to die from a wound received in a battle.  lelepeila
to die of sadness; to be jealous of someone of no consequence.  luwakidi
to die suddenly, without warning.  kedermour
to die while pregnant, also resulting in the death of the fetus.  lipahdopwonla
to die; to stop, of a mechanical object.  mehla

diesel  
diesel.  dihsel

diety  
the trickster god of the Central Carolines.  Olapahd
the diety who gave kava to Pohnpei.  Luhkenleng

different  
to be different.  wikpeseng
to be independent, to be different, to be excluded from the group, to be special.  tohrohr

difficult  
difficult to locate or understand; hidden, concealed; vague, not obvious.  rir
difficult, hard, troublesome, impossible.  apwal
inappropriate, awkward because of unfamiliarity, difficult to learn.  koasoakoahiek
mischievious, naughty, difficult, frustrating, troubled.  ketihwo

difficulty  
hard times, difficulty, problem.  apwal
undesirable result, problem, difficulty.  kahpwal

dig  
to be dug out, to be excavated.  weiweida
to be dug, to be buried.  ser-
to dig a hole for a yam planting.  pwoareniak
to dig a hole for a yam; to poke.  pwahrih
to dig out.  poadorada
to dig, to excavate.  weir₁
to penetrate, to sink, to dig in.  ir-
to sew, to stitch; to dig; to root₁, as a pig.  deidei
to sew; to dig; to root₁, as a pig.  dehk

digital  
digital.  disidal

dignified  
dignified; honorable, of a person or place.  woulap

dignify  
to give a positive impression or image of, to dignify, to speak favorably of, to support; to beautify.  kahdamwahuwih
to give a positive impression or image of, to dignify, to speak favorably of, to support; to beautify.  koasoaramwahuwih

dignitary  
body, of a person; a visiting dignitary who, for ceremonial purposes, who is treated as having a rank equivalent to that of a Nahnmwarki.  kahlap

dilatory  
dilatory, said of a child who stalls before carrying out instructions.  kataiau
slow, dilatory.  mwahrewed

diligent  
diligent or persevering because of enthusiasm.  ngiangi
faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal.  loaloapwoat
faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal.  peirek
strenuous, diligent.  ngihtehte

diluted  
diluted, of a nature that it takes a lot to make a little.  sohlap

dim  
to darken, to dim.  karotehla

dimple  
dent, depression; puddle; dimples.  pahd₁
dimple.  peden liamwahu

dinner  
dinner, supper.  koduhsou
to eat dinner (the evening meal), to eat supper.  kasoutik
to eat dinner (the evening meal), to eat supper.  mwengehn soutik

Dioscorea alalta  
a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.  kehp

Dioscorea bulbifera  
a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.  kehp
a sp. of wild yam, palahi, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; called uhn palahi only when it is in the ground.  uhn palahi
sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato.  ohdek₂
sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; referred to as uhn palahi when in the ground.  kehmpalahi
sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; referred to as uhn palahi when in the ground.  palahi

Dioscorea esculanta  
a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.  kehp

Dioscorea flabellifolia  
a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.  kehp

Dioscorea hispida  
a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.  kehp
a yam cultivar, from Hawai'i, Dioscorea hispida.  kehpin awai sohkatepe

Dioscorea nummularia  
a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.  kehp
a number of yams that grow semiwild, without cultivation, and without restrictions on when they can be harvested and eaten; Dioscorea nummularia.  kehpineir

Dioscorea pentaphylla  
a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.  kehp

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

diploma  
diploma.  diplohma

direct  
to direct a kava ceremony.  deisakau
to direct or channel the flow of water; to impart; to transmit, to broadcast.  kapwil
to guide, to direct.  ilin
to rule, to boss, to lead₁, to direct, to head.  kaun
to worship, to adore; to be specifically directed to, as of a message to a high-titled person or to a spirit.  kaudoke

directions  
directions, as on a label; advice,.  kaweid
directions, as on labels; advice,.  kepindewehlap₁

director  
director of a feast.  deimenuh
director of a feast.  soundeisakau
director of a feast; master of the knowledge of ceremonies, who orders the events at a kamadipw.  menindeiuh
ruler, boss, leader, director, head.  kaun

directory  
telephone directory.  derekdori

dirt  
dirt, soil, earth, ground.  pwehl₁
dirt; bad or stinking smell.  mwehmwe₂

dirty  
dirty, soiled.  pwelipwel
disarranged, disordered, dirty in appeaarance.  mwiekehk
old; dirty.  tokpaur
to pollute, to make something dirty or unsanitary, to soil, to defile.  kasamin
to soil, to make something dirty.  kapwelipweilihala

disability  
cripple, a disabled person; disability.  pakolong
cripple, a disabled person; disability.  poakolong
deformation, disfigurement, disability, as in a disability from stroke.  kiauk
disability, as a disability from having a stroke.  kiaukala

disable  
to be disabled, of a computer program.  diseipwel
to disable a computer program.  diseipwelihala

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

disadvantage  
disadvantage; cause of ruin.  kaupe

disagree  
to compete; to disagree with one another; to run against another, as in an election.  uhpene
to deny; to disagree, to dissent.  kasapwunge
to oppose, to disagree with; to go against.  uhweng

disagreeable  
evasive, always unwilling to do something, disagreeable.  ketiamau₁
petty, argumentative, contentious, desirous of being correct at all times, always justifying one's own actions; disagreeable.  akupwung

disappear  
to cause to go astray; to cause to disappear from sight.  kasalongehla
to cause to vanish or disappear.  kerepwelih
to go astray; to disappear from sight.  salongala
to vanish, to disappear.  kerepwella
to vanish, to disappear.  sohrala

disappoint.  
to sadden; to discourage, to disappoint.  kansensuwedih

disappointed  
disappointed, sorrowful, gloomy, downcast.  pohtou
to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed.  pwuhrleng
to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed.  pwuriamwei

disappointing  
sorrowful; depressing, discouraging, disappointing.  kansensuwed

disapproval  
veto, an athoritative disapproval.  pesoik

disarranged  
disarranged, disordered, dirty in appeaarance.  mwiekehk

disassociate  
to sever one's ties, to disassociate.  damasang

disbelief  
disbelief.  regensohr

disbelieve  
to disbelieve.  kelikemwe
to distrust, to disbelieve.  kendenkemwe

discard  
the act of ejecting or discarding.  sipedek
to be discarded, to be neglected; to be cast out or damned.  lekidekla
to discard a batch of kava in preparation for making another.  sipedala
to discard, to throw away, to abandon.  kesepwekehla
to discard, to throw away, to abandon.  likinpwelihala
to drop; to discard.  lakid

discern  
to see, discern, look at, observe, examine.  kilang
to see, discern, look at, observe, examine.  sahkih
to see, discern, look at, observe, examine.  saneke₂
to see, discern, look at, observe, examine, with a derogatory connotation.  ngngar

discernable  
discernable, consequential.  lipwalipw

discharge  
a heavy discharge of wind from the anus.  singlal
to slip off, to lose one's grip when climbing; to be discharged, of a weapon; to miss one's chance.  pisel

disciple  
a worker or disciple.  tohndoadoahk
disciple, one who spreads the preachings of Jesus (Biblical); participant in a learning session; intern.  tohnpadahk

disclose  
to become clear; to be exposed or disclosed.  sansalada
to confess, to reveal, to disclose, to admit.  wehk

Discocalyx ponapensis  
tree spp., Syzyguim stelechanthum and Discocalyx ponapensis.  kirekinwel

discomforted  
discomforted, by filth or something unpleasant looking; prissy.  malangalang

discomforting  
obnoxious, discomforting.  was₁

discourage  
to sadden; to discourage, to disappoint.  kansensuwedih
to take in, as clothing; to discourage.  katikala

discouraging  
sorrowful; depressing, discouraging, disappointing.  kansensuwed

discourteous  
disrespectful, discourteous, usually said of children.  laumwaumw
rude, discourteous.  serekeileng

discover  
to be found conclusively, to be discovered conclusively , to be concluded, to be uncovered.  dierekda
to be found out, to be discovered.  dierek
to cause to be found conclusively, to cause to be discovered conclusively , to cause to be concluded, to cause to be uncovered.  kedierekda
to cause to find conclusively, to cause to discover conclusively , to cause to conclude, to cause to uncover.  kadiarakada
to find out or discover from one or more sources.  diarada

discoverer  
the leader and discoverer who organized the maiden voyage which discovered Pohnpei and initiated the construction of the settlements in Pohnpei.  Sapwikini
the leader and discoverer who organized the voyage that resulted in the discovery of Pohnpei and who initiated the construction of the first settlements.  Sepwikini

discreet  
discreet, unpredictable.  lamrir
discreet, unpredictable, said of the Sohpeidi.  kepinnamw loal

discuss  
to discuss.  kati
to say, to talk, to discuss.  pile₃

discussion  
a discussion that takes place at night.  pilenpwong
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  koasoai
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  pilepil

disdain  
badness, disdain.  suwed
disdain, scorn, contempt.  kesileng
disdain; filth.  kalahd
to despise, to hold in contempt, to disdain, to scorn.  kamwamwahlih
to disdain.  kiles
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  kalahdiki
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  kesilangih
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  sautiki
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  suwediki

disdainful  
daring; forward, bold; disdainful.  depekipek
disdainful.  likirikirir
disdainful, snobbish, said of one who always finds other people disgusting or unattractive.  kesileng

disease  
a breadfruit disease.  semwak
a breadfruit disease.  semwek
a disease of infants, attributed to the mother's becoming pregnant while a child is still nursing.  lohmwei
a skin disease, Ginia impricata, causing continuous peeling.  kilin waii
a type of fungal skin disease that results in round, rough, and very itchy rashes.  kilin kutuwa
any disease caused by magic.  soumwahu en pohnpei
breadfruit disease.  sakot
disease, causing a frequent need to urinate, usually with reference to women.  mehnpein
diseased, of a penis.  wulekens
heart disease.  soumwahu en mohniong
impetigo, a skin disease with blister or boil-like eruptions.  kilin kidi
leprosy, leper; a breadfruit disease.  tokutok
leprosy, leper; a breadfruit disease.  tukutuk
shingles, Herpes zoster, a disease of the skin, characterized by small blisters, causing great pain; usually occurs on the trunk of the body; it is believed that if the blisters totally encircle the body, the person will die.  inen kilsarawi
shingles, Herpes zoster, a disease of the skin, characterized by small blisters, causing great pain; usually occurs on the trunk of the body; it is believed that if the blisters totally encircle the body, the person will die.  kilsarawi
sickness, disease, illness.  kepelsalehd
sickness, disease, illness.  kepinsalehd
sickness, disease, illness.  luhmwuhmw
sickness, disease, illness.  soumwahu
skin disease caused by a fungus, causing white spots on the skin.  sensen
syphilis; any venereal disease.  sipilis
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
to have syphilis; to have a venereal disease.  sipilisda
yam disease, causing a dark, charcoal-like rot directly under the tuber's skin that increases with storage.  kil

diseased  
sick, diseased, ill.  kepelsalehd
sick, diseased, ill.  soumwahu

disfavored  
disfavored; forsaken; unsympathetic.  sarahra

disfigured  
to be deformed or disfigured.  kiaukala

disfigurement  
deformation, disfigurement, disability, as in a disability from stroke.  kiauk

disgrace  
a disgrace.  ndoh
disgrace.  soarsuwed
to bring disgrace to, to defame.  kamwomwsuwedih
to disgrace someone in a major way.  kandandsuwedihla
to disgrace, to defame.  kandowe
to disgrace, to defame.  koasoarsuwed

disgraceful  
disgraceful.  koasoarsuwed
disgraceful.  soarsuwed
disgraceful, shameful.  kandoh
to be disgraceful.  ndohla

disgust  
an expression of disgust.  ahk₂
to cause one to walk out; to cause one to go on a labor strike; to cause disgust, to upset.  kamwakara
to writhe, of a fish when poisoned; to jump around aimlessly after being poisoned by the method called uhpaup; to be in a state of intense disgust or anger; to be dizzy from inhaling tobacco smoke.  tat₂

disgusted  
to be disgusted, to be displeased, to be slighted.  mwakar

disgusting  
disgusting because of filthy or unsanitary conditions.  saut
disgusting, unattractive.  likesileng
filthy, repulsive, disgusting.  kasaut
obnoxious, disgusting, irritating; lusty.  limwesou
to make something filthy, repulsive, or disgusting.  kasaute

dish  
a dish of raw fish or raw meat of any kind.  sasimi
coconut cup, dish, plate.  dahl

dishonest  
dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked.  mworsuwed
dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;.  mwersuwed
evasive, tricky, dishonest.  katik₄
too dark, of a color; too thick, of kava and coconut milk; dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;.  kod

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

dishonor  
to dishonor.  ahngsuwedih
to disrespect, disregard, dishonor; to treat something or someone as being of no consequence.  akamwahliki

disinterested  
to be tired of, to be disinterested in, to be bored by.  pwangahki

disjointed  
appearing physically out of shape or unfit; flexible, springy, disjointed, limping, used to describe a manner of walking.  kiahweliwel
to be dislocated or disjointed.  medekpeseng

dislike  
said of one who dislikes to get up in the morning.  dipeteu
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  kalahdiki
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  kesilangih
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  sautiki
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  suwediki
to dislike, to refuse.  kahng₁
to hate or dislike, of people.  kailongki

dislocated  
to be dislocated or disjointed.  medekpeseng
to be dislocated, of a joint.  pesel
to be dislocated, of a joint; to come apart, of things joined together.  piselpeseng

dislocation  
dislocation.  pesel

dismantle  
to dismantle; to blow down, to cause something to fall.  kamwerehdi

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

disobedient  
disobedient.  sapeik₁
wild, not domesticated; disobedient.  lawalo

disorder  
disturbance, confusion, disorder, mess; conflict.  pingiping₁

disordered  
confused, disordered, messy.  ping
disarranged, disordered, dirty in appeaarance.  mwiekehk

disorientation  
insanity, a state of confusion or disorientation.  soumwahu en nan moahng sahliel

dispatch  
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  ilek₁
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  keder
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  poaron
language, talk, conversation, speech; dispatch.  mahsen
to send a dispatch or message.  ilek-

disperse  
to disperse, of a crowd.  sar₃

display  
to exhibit, to display.  kapwar
to make a display of spiritual power, authority, or magic.  akmanaman
to move upward; to be displayed.  kohda

displeased  
to be disgusted, to be displeased, to be slighted.  mwakar

displeasure  
to visibly show one's displeasure at a request.  koatoahnien

disposition  
homeland, the place one considers home; order, disposition; proper place.  soane

dispute  
argument, quarrel, dispute; challenge.  akamai
contentious, given to getting involved in disputes or quarrels.  pwoaren toik
fight, brawl, dispute.  menmenperiki
given to domestic disputes or quarrels.  angkeikei
war, battle, dispute.  moromor
war, particularly the second world war; dispute; very old.  daidowa

disqualified  
to be out of bounds, in a game; to be disqualified.  ommido

disquieting  
nerve-wracking, upsetting, disquieting.  kasaloh

disregard  
to consider to be of no consequence; to demean, to disregard; to hold in contempt, as in court.  kasohwe
to disrespect, disregard, dishonor; to treat something or someone as being of no consequence.  akamwahliki

disrespect  
to disrespect, disregard, dishonor; to treat something or someone as being of no consequence.  akamwahliki

disrespectful  
disrespectful.  kiderensara
disrespectful.  sohpowe
disrespectful, discourteous, usually said of children.  laumwaumw

dissatisfaction  
dissatisfaction, criticism.  kaulim

dissatisfied  
to be dissatisfied, querulous, or always complaining; to be critical,.  kaulim

dissent  
to deny; to disagree, to dissent.  kasapwunge

dissolve  
to cause to melt, to dissolve, to cause something to dissolve in a liquid.  kapepeseng

distance  
distance.  doh
long journey, long distance to be traversed.  imwiniak reirei

distant  
distant, far off.  doh
far apart, distant.  dohpeseng

distinct  
to be understood, to be clear or distinct; to be thoroughly knowledgeable.  wehwe₁

distress  
anxiety, distress, worry; restlessness.  selit
sadness, sorrow, distress.  nsensuwed
sadness, sorrow, distress.  selikihr

distressed  
poignant, distressed, frustrated.  weikek
restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.  lakalok
restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.  lokalok
sad, sorry, distressed.  nsensuwed
sad, sorry, distressed.  selikihr
to be distressed, uneasy, anxious, to be uptight.  daid

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

distressing  
confusion; something that is troublesome or distressing.  kepingiping

distribute  
one who is in charge of distributing food at a kamadipw.  sounne
to be distributed.  kanehk
to be distributed.  kapahpah
to be distributed.  nehnepeseng
to be distributed, to be spread around.  pahng₂
to be divided, to be distributed.  ne
to be doled out, to be rationed, to be distributed, to be supplied .  aikiu
to distribute.  kapahpahpeseng
to divide, to distribute.  nehk
to dole out, to ration, to distribute, to supply.  aikiuih
to formally distribute food at a kamadipw.  pwek₄
to formally distribute food at a kamadipw.  pwekipwek

distribution  
distribution.  kanehkpe
division, in arithmetic; distribution.  nehne
dole, ration, distribution, supply.  aikiu

district  
an autonomous paramount chiefdom; a political unit, as a municipality, district, state, country, or kingdom.  wehi₂
district, precinct; section; cut in a hill or mountain made for a road.  lopidi

distrust  
to distrust.  seulikih
to distrust.  sohlikih
to distrust, to disbelieve.  kendenkemwe

distrustful  
distrustful, untrustworthy.  kasoulikilik

disturb  
to disturb or alert by making a pounding noise.  kumw
to disturb or alert by making a pounding noise.  kumwur
to disturb or interrupt a serious activity, such as the drinking of kava.  tiakidi
to disturb with noise.  kataironge

disturbance  
a disturbance caused by noise.  mwesei
disturbance, confusion, disorder, mess; conflict.  pingiping₁
to cause a disturbance, to create confusion.  kaping₂

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

disturbing  
irritating, disturbing, agitating.  kelingeringer

ditch  
ditch, trench, groove.  warawar₁

dive  
to dive for objects on the floor of the ocean or the bed of a stream.  duhp₁
to dive headfirst.  dikoumoang
to dive into deep water.  dikoumoangidi
to dive into deep water.  lohpehdi
to go underwater; to dive.  du

divide  
to be broken or divided into small pieces with the hands, as of breadfruit.  pilitik₁
to be divided into groups or sections.  apalipeseng
to be divided up into small areas or pieces.  pwaltik
to be divided, to be distributed.  ne
to be slit, to be cut open; to be operated on; to be divided.  pwal
to bedivided into large areas or pieces.  pwallap
to break apart, of food; to divide.  piling
to break or divide into small pieces with the hands, as of breadfruit.  pilitikih
to divide land.  nehsapw
to divide land.  pwalasapw
to divide, to distribute.  nehk
to slit, to cut open; to operate on; to divide; to shatter, as glass.  pwalang₁

divination  
divination, spell, magical rite.  pweh

diving knife  
sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger.  sihdnaip
sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger.  teike

division  
division of land.  nehsapw
division of land.  pwalasapw
division, in arithmetic; distribution.  nehne
part, side; division, section; day after tomorrow.  pali₁
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 do division.  nehne

divorce  
to come apart as in snapped rope; to be divorced or separated.  mweipeseng
to grant a divorce; to cause a divorce.  mweidpeseng
to throw away, to get rid of; to divorce.  kesehla

dizziness  
brain; headache, dizziness.  mwahliel
dizziness.  sahliel

dizzy  
dizzy.  mwahliel
dizzy; mentally ill or retarded.  sahliel
giddy, dizzy.  mwahngieng
to writhe, of a fish when poisoned; to jump around aimlessly after being poisoned by the method called uhpaup; to be in a state of intense disgust or anger; to be dizzy from inhaling tobacco smoke.  tat₂

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do  
to do something by chance; to commit a faux pas.  depweila
to do something reluctantly or against one's will.  seiren
to do something, either that one knows is wrong or that turns out to be wrong; to repent.  keluhla
to do; occurs as wie when used with an incorporated object or when it marks durative aspect.  wia
to go without food, or without feasting; to do without; to be without a mate.  isol

docile  
docile, obedient; pliable, easily bent; flexible.  matowato

dock  
to anchor, to dock, of a canoe or any vehicle.  poudakih
to be anchored, to be docked.  poudek
wharf, dock.  wap

doctor  
doctor.  toahkte

doctrine  
lesson, teaching, doctrine, sermon.  padahk

document  
to write something down, to document information; to tie in knots; to claim an item by tying a piece of cloth to it, as when claiming a yam at a kamadipw.  pwukehdi

dodge  
to duck₁, to dodge.  sansar₂
to duck₁, to dodge.  sarek₁

dog  
an uhmw containing only dog.  umwun kidi
dog.  lipaikoteniap
dog, Canis familiaris.  kidi

dog paddle  
to dog paddle.  pepen lamwer

dog tooth tuna  
fish sp., dog tooth tuna, a variety of Gymnasarda unicolor.  sileu

doggy bag  
a plate of food, intended as a contribution to a party; a party in which such plates of food are used; a doggy bag; the leftovers to be taken home at the end of a meal, a takeout meal.  deikaud

dogtooth tuna  
fish sp., dogtooth tuna, a variety of Gymnosarda unicolor.  manguro

dole  
dole, ration, distribution, supply.  aikiu
to be doled out, to be rationed, to be distributed, to be supplied .  aikiu
to dole out, to ration, to distribute, to supply.  aikiuih

doll  
doll.  toahl₁

dollar  
dollar.  tala

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

domesticated  
tame; domesticated.  mand

donate  
to contribute, to donate.  doneid

donation  
contribution, donation.  doneisin
contribution, donation.  tou

donkey  
ass, donkey.  ahs₁
donkey.  dongki

don't  
don't ever.  kale
don't ever.  kaleke

door  
the two doors in the rear of a feasthouse, used by the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.  kereilik
a door in the rear of a feasthouse used by the Nahnmwarki.  wounmei
door.  wenihmw
the door to the underworld, below the ocean, the entrance to the first Heaven of traditional Pohnpeian religion.  Wenihmw en Pahsed
the name of one of the rear doors of a nahs, located on the left when facing the platform, used only by the Nahnmwarki.  wahnmeimei
the name of one of the rear doors of a nahs, located on the right when facing the platform, used only by the Nahnken.  likahdahd
the name of the door located to the left of the main plaform in a nahs.  peilpein
the name of the door located to the right of the main plaform in a nahs.  peilmwahn
the two doors in the rear of a feasthouse, used by the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.  wenihmw en lempahntamw

dorsal  
backbone, back, the dorsal part of the human body or the upper surface of animals.  tihnsau

double  
double line, cloth that is doubled over, as when sewing a hen.  masriapar
to double, as roofing or paper; to make a double lining, as when sewing something.  kamasriaparih

double-cross  
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
to double-cross; to fornicate, to have a sexual affair.  kamwahl

double-lined mackerel  
fish sp., double-lined mackerel, Grammatorcynus bilineatus.  kapou

doubt  
hesitation, indecision, doubt.  peikasal

doubtful  
hesitant, indecisive, waivering, doubtful.  peikasal

douche  
to douche.  mwaur
to douche.  mwoumwou

doughnut  
doughnut.  dohnas

dove  
bird sp., Caroline Islands ground dove, Galliclumba kubaryi.  peluhs
bird sp., crimson crowned fruit dove, Ptilinopus porphyraceus.  kiniwed

down  
to come down; to float down.  peidihdo
to come down; to float down.  peidihdo

down to earth  
humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.  nan kapehd ohpampap
humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.  ohpampap

downcast  
disappointed, sorrowful, gloomy, downcast.  pohtou

downhill  
steep, downhill.  ukedi

downward  
downward; used with verbs of confining or securing to indicate the action has been carried through to its logical conclusion.  -di
to move downward; to be taken down.  kohdi

downwind  
downwind, lower.  pahnangi
leeward, downwind, westward.  peidi₂

doze  
to doze off, to nod when falling asleep.  lisoi
to doze off, to nod when falling asleep.  lusoi
to doze, to sleep restlessly.  lepalep

dozen  
dozen.  tesin

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drag  
to be pulled, to be dragged.  ruwahdek
to be pulled, to be dragged.  urahdek
to drag a canoe following after wading or swimming fishermen.  kapwowar
to drag something in the water that creates a drag on a canoe or boat.  urompw
to drag the roughed-out hull of a canoe.  weke
to drag, of a log.  kapwo
to pull, to drag.  ruwahdekih
to pull, to drag.  urahdekih

dragonfly  
dragonfly.  dempwo₁
dragonfly.  menin kahnlipw

drain  
to be sprayed; to be drained.  kokus
to spray, to cause to flow; to drain.  kakus

drama  
game, recreation, drama.  mwadong
game, recreation, drama.  tehnmwel

drape  
to spread, as a sheet or blanket; to drape, as with a sheet or blanket.  irepe₁

draw  
to be tied in a game, to play to a draw.  sohpwunas
to draw a line; to inscribe.  ele₁
to draw back both arms.  ngampeseng
to draw back one's arm.  ngap
to draw back one's arm as if to strike a blow.  ngapada
to draw lots.  doaroapwehda
to draw or fetch water.  idip
to draw or fetch water.  idipil
to draw or fetch water.  ihd₃
to draw or paint, as a picture.  mahlen
to give birth; to be a parent; to possess, to draw interest, of money.  neitik
to pull together; to close₁, as an umbrella; to draw a group of people together.  apihpene

drawer  
drawer.  ikidasi

drawing  
painting, drawing.  mahlen

dream  
dream; source of a revelation.  eliman
dream; source of revelation.  ouremen
nightmare; bad dream.  poareni
to dream.  aliman
to dream.  ouraman
to dream about.  elimene
to dream about.  ouramanih

dreamer  
dreamer.  sounouremen

dress  
dress.  likouli
muumuu, an ankle length dress.  mwuhmwu
to dress.  pwuhrieng
to dress (someone).  kapwuhrehng
to dress oneself.  likouda
to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing.  likawihada
to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing.  mwoalehda
to dress someone.  kalikawih
to dress someone.  kelikawih

dried  
dry, dried out.  eirpal
to be dried by heat, as of copra or tobacco.  kereng
to be dried in the sun.  peleng
to be dried up.  ngalangalada
to be dried, as of copra or tobacco.  reng

drift  
to drift, to flow.  ahd-

driftwood  
tree sp.; very light driftwood; cork.  kehpei

drill  
drill, brace.  mehn pwuropwur
to drill a hole.  pwuropwur
to drill a hole in; to make a hole in a coconut.  pwure
to train₁, to instruct, to exercise, to drill.  kaiahn
to train₁, to instruct, to exercise, to drill.  kaiahne
training, instruction, exercise, drill.  kaiahn

drink  
anything used for drinking.  mehn nimpil
food, drink, provisions.  ngko
given to drinking kava.  kamamsakau
given to drinking kava.  kamemsakau
said of one who drinks kava out of turn, one cup after another.  daldod
soft drink, soda, pop.  saida
to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion.  tungoal
to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion.  tungoale
to drink.  dakadak
to drink.  dakeh
to drink.  kautoke
to drink.  koautoke
to drink.  nim
to drink directly from a container.  kau₄
to drink directly from a container.  kaurakih
to drink directly from a container.  kaureke
to drink directly from a container.  kokou₂
to drink hastily straight from a container.  kuhsuh
to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers.  kapih₂
to drink kava at a second location; to pause while pounding kava so that it may be turned over for further pounding.  keidihd
to drink kava immediately after a Nahnmwarki, to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers.  kepindewehlap₂
to drink kava immediately after a Nahnmwarki, to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers.  kepindewehlap₂
to drink kava immediately after a Nahnmwarki, to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers.  kepindewehlape
to drink kava immediately after a Nahnmwarki, to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers.  kepindewehlape
to drink the first cup of kava.  pwelih
to drink; to accept atonement, as part of a tohmw ceremony.  urak₃
to drink; to accept atonement, as part of a tohmw ceremony.  wurak
to eat, drink, or smoke.  sohk₁
to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw; to drink directly from a container.  kawada
to informally drink kava; to illicitly drink kava without inviting the Nahnmwarki.  takainwel
to take a drink and hold it in the mouth without swallowing.  pwere₁
to turn something upside down; to drink all of something.  kedikau
to turn something upside down; to drink all of something.  kedikauwe
to turn something upside down; to drink all of something; to be struck, as a swinging church bell.  kedikou
to turn upside down; to drink an entire cup of kava.  wekidedi

drip  
to drip or leak.  ding

drive  
to drive.  undeng
to drive.  windeng
to drive fish into a net.  ihdak
to send away, to cast out; to drive fish into a net.  kasare
to walk or drive around; to wander about.  raun₂

driver  
driver.  undeng
driver.  windeng

droop  
to bend, to droop.  itiek

drop  
drop.  dingiding
drop.  mpwi
drop pitch, in baseball.  diroap
to alight or step down; to flow or drop, as of a liquid.  keredi
to be dropped; to fish with a throwing net.  lekidek
to be executed, to be killed, to be put to death; to be dropped, as a case in court.  kamala
to be executed, to be killed; to be dropped, as a case in court.  kamakamala
to drop into a hole, of a marble in the game anaire.  aidda
to drop into a hole, of a marble in the game anaire.  airas
to drop something.  peid
to drop; to defeat in competition.  kesepweke
to drop; to discard.  lakid
to throw down, to drop.  kesehdi
to throw down, to drop.  likinpwelih
to throw; to drop.  kese
to throw; to drop.  kos₁

drop off  
drop off, edge of a precipice.  repwidi
drop off, precipice, cliff, outer edge of the barrier reef.  wokidi

drown  
to be drowned, to be submerged, resulting in the loss of life.  duhla
to be drowned, to be submerged, resulting in the loss of life.  terihla
to drown.  depwala

drowsiness  
drowsiness, insomnia.  ikenpwong

drowsy  
calm, cool, not easily disturbed; drowsy, of a person.  mahnien
drowsy, to feel sleepy during the daytime as a result of staying up at night.  ikenpwong

drum  
a title, keeper of the drum, drummer.  Kiroun Aip₂
an old name for the traditional drum called an aip.  peu
drum, as a 55 gallon oil drum.  diromkang
the name of a drum.  naningintik
the traditional hour-glass shaped Pohnpeian drum.  aip
to pat; to slap affectionately; to drum, to play a drum.  pikipik
to pat; to slap affectionately; to drum, to play a drum.  pikir

drummer  
a title, keeper of the drum, drummer.  Kiroun Aip₂

drunk  
alcoholic, always drunk.  nompe
to be intoxicated, to be drunk.  keinihn
to be intoxicated, to be drunk.  sakaula
to be intoxicated, to be drunk (Kitti pronunciation).  soakoa₂
to be intoxicated, to be drunk; to have an incurable ailment.  luhmwuhmwla
to consume kava, to be intoxicated, to be drunk.  sakau

dry  
dry, dried out.  eirpal
dry, of something that commonly has a moisture content, i.e., wood, one's throat, dirt, but not clothing or dishes; low, of the tide when the bottom is exposed.  ngalangal
dry, of the hair or skin.  marekeng
of leaves, to turn or begin to dry.  mahrdi
to be dry.  mad₂
to dry.  kammada
to dry.  kemmada
to dry, to expose objects to the sun in order to dry them.  palang₁
to dry, to warm by heat, as copra or tobacco.  karang
to put on dry clothing.  kemmad
very dry.  madekeng
withered, dry, dead, of vegetation.  meng

dryland taro  
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  analuhlu
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  derwesu
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  dinlahwe
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  enisoupedo
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  keiwetik
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  kuwet
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  lienkuweteleng
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  pahrotorot
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  pahtantal
a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.  sarawihpe
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

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duck₁  
to duck₁, to dodge.  sansar₂
to duck₁, to dodge.  sarek₁

duck₂  
duck₂, Aythra fuligula.  tehk₂

Ducula oceanica  
bird sp., Micronesian pigeon, Ducula oceanica; also used generically for any pigeon.  mwuroi

dug  
to be dug out, to be excavated.  weiweida
to be dug, to be buried.  ser-

dull  
dull colored.  pohmarungurung
dull or old-looking, of inanimate objects.  moarungurung
dull, blunt.  kons
dull, stupid, ignorant.  wonpwong

dumb  
extremely stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.  pweirengid
mute, dumb, stuttering.  lohteng
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.  loalepwei
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.  loalopwon
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb.  kupwuropwon
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb.  pweipwei₁

dump  
pile of debris, dump.  peinikid

dump truck  
dump truck.  damtrak
dump truck.  doamtrak

dumpling  
a kind of dumpling stuffed with red bean jam.  mansu

duplicate  
to make more of, to duplicate.  katohtowehla

durable  
durable in drinking kava, able to outlast all others.  mwohdeteng
durable, having the ability to survive either time or circumstance.  koato

duration  
duration.  werei

duress  
force, duress.  itoit

durian  
tree sp., false durian, Pangium edule, edible fruit.  duhrien
tree sp., false durian, Pangium edule, edible fruit.  rawahn

during  
during the time, for a period of, while, until, so long as.  erein

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

dust  
dust.  pwelipar
gray, grayish; dust covered.  pehsehs
to return to dust, to return to earth.  kapwella

duster  
a broom or duster for use in residential quarters.  kepennok
a broom or duster for use in residential quarters.  souwel ihmw

dusty  
dusty.  pwelipar

duty  
an assigned responsibility, obligation, or duty.  koapwukoa
duty, obligation.  ourior
responsibility, obligation, duty.  pwukoa

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dwarf  
a dwarf; leprechaun-like being said to dwell in the forest.  sokolei

dwarf forest  
an area of dwarf forests located at the top of some mountains.  nannahna

dwelling  
building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief.  ihmw
building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief.  tehnpas

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dye  
dye.  mehn kodu
to be stained; to be dyed.  rei
to dye (something) blue.  piluwih
to dye, to stain.  kodu
to stain; to dye.  reid

dying  
to be dying to, to die for, to die because of.  mehkihla

dynamic  
dynamic, energetic.  salekelek

dynamite  
dynamite.  dainamaid
to dynamite.  dainamaid
to dynamite something.  dainamaidih

dysentery  
dysentery.  pekinta
dysentery, with blood in the stool.  mwesen ntahkereker
dysentery, with blood in the stool.  ntahkereker
to have dysentery.  pekinta

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