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facade  
face; facade; upper part of yam, taro, pineapple, etc.; edge of a reef.  mese

face  
a derogatory term for face.  kahr
a derogatory term for face.  ker₂
face.  mahs₂
face.  nansihleng
face.  sihlang
face.  sihleng
face.  wasaile
having a kind face.  maskadek
having a kind face.  mesen kadek
the washing of one's face.  mahling
to be face to face with someone; to confront.  sohpaih
to face, of inanimate objects.  salehng
to turn around; to do an about face.  paradak
to turn toward, to face.  sohpei-
to wash one's face.  mahlinge

facilitate  
to make something easier, to facilitate.  kamangai
to make something easier, to facilitate.  kamengei₁

fact  
fact.  ire mehlel

fade  
to expel, to eject from; to cause to fade.  kasarehsang
to fade away, as of a color or a mental or physical condition.  sarasang
to peel, of the skin after being sunburned; to fade, as of a color; to bleach out; to let up.  sar₁

faded  
faded.  marungurung

fail  
to be canceled; to fail, of a project due to effect of pwehu₂.  pweula
to be lost, of objects; to fail to complete a competitive activity.  pwupwila
to cause to be in error; to fail to fulfill; to falsify.  kasapwungehla
to flunk, to fail.  rakudai
to miss an event or opportunity; to fail at something; to lose one's footing.  katiasang

faint  
one who faints at the sight of blood.  uduken masalepei
to faint.  lipwongmas

fair  
agricultural fair.  impiokai
straight; straightforward, impartial, fair.  inen

fairy tern  
bird sp., fairy tern, Gygous alba.  kahke

faith  
faith, belief, creed.  pwoson
lacking faith in someone or something, cynical.  soupwoson
to believe in, to have faith in.  pwoson
trust, confidence, faith, hope.  kamahdied
trust, confidence, faith, hope.  koapwoaroapwoar

faithful  
faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal.  loaloapwoat
faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal.  peirek

faithfulness  
faithfulness, perseverance, single-mindedness, loyalty.  loaloapwoat
faithfulness, perseverance, single-mindedness, loyalty.  peirek

fake  
fake, bluff, pretence.  eukan
fake, bluff, pretence.  oukan₂

Falcataria moluccana  
kerosene plant, Falcataria moluccana.  tuhke karisihn

fall  
to bend forward; to fall with the head bending forward.  dikoudi
to cause something to fall, to dismantle; to blow down.  kamwerehdi
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
to descend into, to fall into, to step into, as a hole.  pwuhr-
to fall.  kumwisekala
to fall.  pwupw
to fall down.  keidekidi
to fall down.  pwupwidi
to fall down, of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  lempehdi
to fall down, of standing objects.  rauk
to fall down, of standing objects.  sauk
to fall face first; to bow₁.  likupoaridi
to fall headfirst.  dikeimwidi
to fall in the water with a splashing sound.  tau
to fall on, as of rain on leaves.  mwarak
to fall with the head bending backwards.  dikouda
to fall, of unripe fruit.  lempehdi
to have fallen in quantity, as of rain or fruit.  mwer₂
to slide or fall, of a pile of inanimate substances, as a landslide.  engkidi

false  
false, simulated, made-up.  kinda

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

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

false staghorn fern  
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

false teeth  
false teeth .  ngih pasapas

falsehood  
falsehood, invention.  kinekin

falsetto  
to sing in a loud falsetto.  kadaileng

falsetto shout  
a falsetto shout, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight or sending a signal.  kadekedek
a falsetto shout, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight or sending a signal.  seh₂

falsify  
to cause to be in error; to fail to fulfill; to falsify.  kasapwungehla

familiar  
to be used to or accustomed to, to be familiar with (something).  ahn₁
too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.  peupeulap
too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.  poupoulap₁

family  
extended family.  peneinei laud
family, relative.  peneinei
immediate family.  peneinei tikitik

famine  
a period of famine.  lehk
yam season: scarcity, famine.  isol

famous  
admired; famous.  wadawad₂
famous, celebrated, renown.  ndand

fan  
fan.  inenieng
fan.  irlapiso
fan.  tehnihr
to blow; to fan.  iripek
to fan.  einiarih
to fan.  irihr
to fan.  irip

fanning  
ray-like, fanning, kinky, ruffled.  sirang

far  
appearing close₂, but in reality far away.  elimant
distant, far off.  doh
far apart.  malau
far apart, distant.  dohpeseng
far, far along, unsurpassed.  dei
far, far along, unsurpassed.  dei
to be far from.  dohwan

farewell  
a farewell feast.  daurlik
a farewell feast.  kadaurlik
a farewell feast.  kamadipw en kemwurumwur
farewell.  mwirimwir
farewell.  mwurumwur
feast given for someone departing, a farewell feast.  umwun kepinwar
to say farewell to a traveler or a dying person.  kemwurala

farm  
clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm.  mwaht
clearing, garden, plantation, farm.  mwetiwel

farmer  
farmer.  soumwet

farmstead  
farmstead, a piece of land on which an extended family resides.  peliensapw
land, farmstead, homestead.  sahpw

fart  
fart.  anginmwelu
fart.  enginmwelu
fart.  nanmwoal₂
fart.  sihng
smell of a fart.  pwohnsing
to fart.  anginmwelu
to fart.  enginmwelu
to fart.  nanmwoal₂
to fart.  sing
to fart at.  singid
used to excuse oneself prior to farting.  menseker

fascinated  
to be infatuated, to be fascinated by someone or something new.  pwerila

fashionable  
stylish, fashionable.  sidailen

fast  
to speed up, to make something go faster, to hasten.  kapitipit
to be sped up, to be made to go faster, to be hastened.  kepitipit

fast₁  
automatic; skillful, knowledgeable; spontaneous; fast₁.  audomadik
fast₁ growing.  pwed₁
fast₁, quick.  mwadang
fast₁, in bodily movement.  pitikan
fast₁, in the ability to perform actions.  pitipit
fast₁, in walking.  seimek
fast₁, speedy.  dopas
fast₁, speedy.  uk
fast₁, swift, of a moving object; light₂, in weight.  marahra
of a stream, rising and fast₁ flowing.  ahdomour
speedy, fast₁.  sipihdo
to go fast₁.  pariki
to go fast₁, to be quick, to hurry.  mwadang

fast₂  
to fast₂ or abstain from food.  kalehk
to fast₂ or abstain from food.  kalehki
to fast₂ or abstain from food, voluntarily or under command from a superior.  kaisihsol
to fast₂ or abstain from food, voluntarily or under command from a superior.  kaisol

fasten  
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 connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information.  peuse
to connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information.  pouse
to fasten, to affix; to tag someone in the game wiehni.  kapasa
to tie together, to fasten together.  kehl₄

fastening  
fastening, security.  katengpe

fat  
fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.  nopwunopw
fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.  sinopwunopw
fat, stout, obese.  mworourou
grease, fat.  kirihs
grease, fat.  wih₃
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  uter

father  
father, dad, a term of familiarity.  ihp
father, dad, a term of familiarity.  ipa
father; any person one's father would call brother.  pahpa₁
father; any person one's father would call brother.  sahm₁

fathom  
fathom, the distance between outstretched arms, approximately six feet.  ngahp

fatiguing  
tiring, fatiguing.  kadau

faux pas  
to do something by chance; to commit a faux pas.  depweila

favor  
to attempt to gain favor, to bribe.  natih
to request, to ask a favor, to beg, to petition.  pekipek
to stand for, to side with; to support, to agree with, to favor.  uhki

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

favored  
favored, cherished, beloved, of a child or pet.  soisoi
favored, preferred.  kasoisoi
favorite, favored.  keniken
popular, beloved, favored.  masamas
popular, beloved, favored.  rekeseidak

favorite  
favorite, favored.  keniken
least favorite.  sekeniken

fawn  
said of one who tries to exalt himself by flattering or presenting gifts to his superiors, fawning.  alkeniken

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fear  
fear.  misik
fear, awe.  lammwih
greatly feared, frightening.  masekleng
greatly feared, frightening.  mesekleng
to be afraid of, to fear.  masak
to flinch, to fear.  repwidi

fearful  
cautious, hesitant, fearful.  per

fearless  
fearless.  seuper
fearless.  souper

feast  
to be fed; to make a small feast; to provide food.  kamweng
a death feast, given at the burial.  mwirilik
a death feast, given at the burial.  mwurilik
a farewell feast.  daurlik
a farewell feast.  kadaurlik
a farewell feast.  kamadipw en kemwurumwur
a feast before taking a trip.  idene
a feast for a royal mourning party that involves a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken from another chiefdom.  kamadipw en dapwehiak
a feast for someone departing.  umwun liksapw
a feast for the recovery from an illness.  kamadipw en tiepwel
a feast held immediately before going to war; at this gathering, warriors were often expected to eat only partly cooked rats, dogs, and in more modern times, pigs, as a sign of their resolve and courage.  umwun edied
a feast held when the posts for a new house are placed in the ground.  serda
a feast in honor of the party that brings an invitation from another chiefdom.  kamadipw en luhk
a feast of propitiation asking for forgiven for a serious offense, typically taking place after someone becomes ill as a result of the offense.  elu
a feast of reciprocation for the first feast of the breadfruit season.  kamadipw en nohpwei
a feast of reciprocation for the first feast of the breadfruit season.  kamadipw en sekenmei
a feast of reciprocation for the first feast of the breadfruit season.  sekemei
a feast of reciprocation for the first feast of the breadfruit season.  sekenmei
a feast of thanks given for someone recovering from a physical or mental ordeal.  welienlit
a feast of the breadfruit season during which 30 to 40 baked maikol are presented to the Nahnmwarki in a large basket (kiamoroh) signalling that the rahk₁ season has arrived and that people can begin to prepare lihli.  dokapahini
a feast prepared during a bridal request made to a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  kamadipw en kehmwakele
a feast that occurs during a typhoon.  kawahn melimel
a feast that takes place following the funeral of a Nahnken.  resen Nahnken
a feast to appease two rival adult males or villages.  kourdienwol
a feast to express appreciation for a gift from another chiefdom.  kamadipw en iloakiloak
a four day feast prior to a war.  kepwenek
a maternity feast, held for a pregnant woman in anticipation of her death or her child's death.  kamweng kasapw
a reciprocal feast.  kousoarensapw
a welcoming feast for a Nahnmwarki, a feast for any royalty returning from a trip.  kamadipw en kapel
a welcoming feast for a Nahnmwarki, a feast for any royalty returning from a trip.  kapel
an unanticipated feast that makes use of readily available resources.  poarendiar
death feast, given after the burial.  umwun mwurilik
during keidisol, the last feast of the yam season, a breadfruit branch bearing a tiny immature fruit is placed upon the uhmw in which the yams are being baked, symbolizing the cycle of seasons; not commonly done in present times.  kerismei
family feast.  kamadipw en peneinei
family feast.  umwun peneinei
farewell feast; Last Supper (Biblical).  kamadipw en komwurumwur
feast for a Nahnmwarki.  umwun koanoat
feast for a Nahnmwarki suffering from a grave illness.  umwun darak
feast for a new dwelling house, revenue.  kapidolong₂
feast for promotion to Nahnmwarki or for the funeral of the Nahnmwarki.  resen Nahnmwarki
feast for returning fishermen.  oulaid
feast for the first catch of a spawning season.  mwomwdahr
feast for the first turtle caught on a fishing trip.  mwohn pahr
feast given after the birth of a child, normally on the fourth day.  umwun neitik
feast given annually as part of one's obligations as a holder of a prestigious title; goods or services given periodically as part of one's obligations as a holder of a prestigious title.  iraramwar
feast given annually to pay respect and tribute to the Nahnmwarki that takes place in September, October, or November, in which kehi (uncooked clusters of yam tubers) are used as tribute. People are then permitted to use kehi at any feast.  kamadipw en wahu
feast given at the time the construction of a feasthouse is initiated.  serida
feast given by young people on the occasion of a full moon.  kamadipw en maram
feast given for a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken when he recovers from an illness.  tiepwel
feast given for people who are engaging in the practice of aluhmwur.  kamadipw en aluhmwur
feast given for someone departing, a farewell feast.  umwun kepinwar
feast given separately to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken as sennit is prepared.  dakadak dipenihd
feast given to celebrate the first fishing trip with a new canoe.  katepeik
feast given upon completion of a new feasthouse.  isimwas
feast given upon the completion of the roof of a new feasthouse.  editoal
feast made for a fishing party.  kapas
feast of preserved breadfruit.  songmar
feast of public acceptance of a title.  kapasmwar
feast of public acceptance of a title; commonly used interchangeably with kapasmwar.  iraramwar
feast of reciprocity.  ketingen doadoahk
feast of tribute, first fruits offering; the first four cups of kava in the kava ceremony.  nohpwei
feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone.  uramai
feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone.  uremei
feast to honor the section chiefs, normally done once a year.  kamadipw en kousapw
first feast for a new canoe.  keting en wahr
first feast of the yam season, usually from August to September, in which the whole cooked tubers of kehp pwetepwet along with the freshly cut vines are presented, opens the season when people are allowed to eat whole yam tubers.  kotekehp
fourth feast of the yam season, occuring in September, in which cooked divided tubers are used tribute; serves as notification that yams have grown large enough to be divided and cooked.  umwun pelien kehp
hard working in feast activities, energetic.  dingngang
inauguration feast for a chief on his assumption of power.  keuras
marriage feast.  kamadipw en kopwopwoud
pounded food, especially breadfruit, but also taro, yams, and bananas; third feast of the breadfruit season in which loaves of lihli are presented in a special basked lined with banana leaves; afterward people are allowed to eat lihli and can begin to make mahr.  lihli
second feast for a new canoe, when it is lashed together.  keting en inou wahr
series of elaborate feasts held in various feasthouses.  koumwei
series of elaborate feasts held in various feasthouses.  wadwonuhmw
small feast; feeding; fertilizer.  kamweng
the first feast of the breadfruit season; eleven baked maikol are arranged in a basket and presented to the Nahnmwarki who takes four ritual bites of a fruit; eight fruits are presented to other chiefs; this feast marks the opening of the breadfruit season.  kehmei
the first feast of the breadfruit season; eleven baked maikol are arranged in a basket and presented to the Nahnmwarki who takes four ritual bites of a fruit; eight fruits are presented to other chiefs; this feast marks the opening of the breadfruit season.  pwatemei
the fourth feast of the breadfruit season.  sakalap
the last feast of the breadfruit season, employing breadfruit of the meinsahrek type, signaling the end of the breadfruit season and the beginning of isol.  umwun luhwenmei
the last feast of the yam season, usually occuring in April or June, in which uncooked clusters of kehp toantoal are used as tribute.  kaidisol
the last feast of the yam season, usually occuring in April or June, in which uncooked clusters of kehp toantoal are used as tribute.  keidisol
the second feast of the breadfruit season.  pwutemei
the second feast of the yam season, usually in August or September, representing a notification that people have eaten yams only in unsliced form; whole cooked tubers are presented.  umwun kehp pwon
the third feast of the yam season, involving the offering of cooked grated yam mixed with coconut milk, usually in August or September.  idihd₂
third feast given to celebrate the use of a new net.  laid kapw
third feast of a new feasthouse.  keting en taht
to attend a feast or to participate in feast activities in the expectation of getting a generous gift of food.  lipekekilih
to conduct a feast of thanks for.  welienlitih
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 feast.  kamadipw
to feed, to have a feast for someone returning from long trip.  kamwenge
to give a farewell feast.  daurlih
to give a welcoming feast for a Nahnmwarki, a feast for any royalty returning from a trip.  kapele
to give an inauguration feast for.  keurese
to hold a feast for the making of lihli.  lihli
to honor, to pay respect to, to give a feast in honor of visiting soupeidi.  kawawih
to make a feast in honor of someone of high esteem.  kamadipwe
to make a feast in honor of someone of high esteem.  kasaune
to make a feast in honor of someone of high esteem.  kemedipwe
to perform this feast.  sakalap
to prepare a feast for a new feasthouse or house.  isimwese
to prepare a feast for someone, one that does not involve the use of an uhmw.  ainpwoatiki
to roof a building with thatch; to prepare a feast for the roofing of a building.  ngked
traditional ceremonial feast, party.  kamadipw
welcoming feast for someone returning from a trip.  kamweng

feasthouse  
a crude feasthouse that has no platforms.  nansehpwel
a feasthouse having five center posts.  koupahleng
a feasthouse having three center posts with pits for kava stones on the main platform.  kehrourou
a feasthouse having three center posts without pits for kava stones on the main platform.  pahrourou
a feasthouse having three center posts, located inland.  tehn mwomwinsapw
an informally built feasthouse.  nasepwel
building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief.  ihmw
building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief.  tehnpas
feasthouse, community meeting house; a place for worship.  nahs
the area in front of a feasthouse.  nansaun
the first feasthouse built by Isokelekel at the beginning of the Nahnmwarki era.  komwonlaid

feather  
body hair, feathers, fur.  wine
body hair, feathers, fur.  wune

February  
February.  Pepweri

feces  
feces.  kainen mwenge
feces.  sou₄
feces; internal organs or guts of smaller animals and fish; genitals of an infant girl.  pwise
to wipe up feces.  kamwohda
used to count piles of feces.  sou₄

fecund  
fecund, having many bunches, said of coconut palms and some fruit trees.  amwiamwihn
of coconut palms, bearing large nuts; of breadfruit, fecund.  waramwahu
to be fecund; to spread from one area to another.  par₅

fed up  
to be bored or tired of something repetitious; to be fed up with to the point of disgust, to be sick of.  ngatasang

Federated States of Micronesia  
The Federated States of Micronesia, consisting of 607 islands politically organized into four states--Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap.  Kahndeke Kapatapat kan en Maikoronesia

fee  
cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.  isepe
tribute, reward; payment; fee; gift; tax.  isais

feeble  
weak, feeble, sickly.  luwet

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

feed  
to be fed; to make a small feast; to provide food.  kamweng
to feed intravenously.  doklaud
to feed, to have a feast for someone returning from long trip.  kamwenge
to feed; to give food.  katungoale

feeding  
small feast; feeding; fertilizer.  kamweng

feel  
to feel around for when unable to see an object, to grope around for, to probe for.  dehm
to feel, to experience.  kehn₂
to feel, to sense.  pepehm
to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litepw
to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litopw
to perceive; to feel, think, or sense.  pehm
to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect.  kupwurehieng
to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect.  lemehieng
to touch or feel; to fight.  doahke

feeling  
a feeling, a sense.  peirehr
bad atmosphere, bad climate, bad feelings.  angsuwed
feeling, during sex or as if experiencing sex.  kekehnihr
feeling, sense, thought, reaction, perception, insight.  pepehm
peace, tranquility, good feelings.  onepek
will, feelings.  nsen

fell  
to be felled, of a tree; to be laid down, of a person.  kereuk
to be felled, of a tree; to be laid down, of a person.  korouk
to fell, to cut down (a tree).  karauke

fellatio  
fellatio.  kengkiresek
to perform fellatio.  kangkiresek

female  
elderly female.  lialaud
fertile female of any species.  lidep
woman, lady; female of any species.  lih₂
woman; female of any species;.  pein₂

femure  
thighbone, femure.  tihndang

fence  
to be enclosed, to be penned up, to be fenced in, to be walled off, to be encircled.  kel
enclosure, pen₁, fence, wall, as of a fort; an encircling fish net.  kehl₂
to enclose, to pen₁ up, to fence, to wall off, to encircle.  kele

feral  
to become feral, to return to a wild state, of animals.  arewella

fern  
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

fern sp.  
fern sp.  anginmweluh
fern sp.  enginmweluh
fern sp., Antrophyum callifolium.  tehnlikinwel
fern sp., Bolbitis heteroclita.  kenenseh
fern sp., Cyclosorus ponapeanus.  mahrek en nahna
fern sp., Davallia heterophylla.  lidarleng
fern sp., Davallia pectinata.  kelmahu
fern sp., Davallia pectinata.  limwediliniak
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
fern sp., Haplopteris elongata, ribbon fern.  mwosou
fern sp., Histiopteris incisa.  keperen likend
fern sp., Microlepia speluncae.  peipeisapw
fern sp., Microsorum scolopendria.  kide₂
fern sp., Microsorum scolopendria often used for garlands.  kideu
fern sp., Nephrolepis acutifolia.  mahrekenleng
fern sp., Nephrolepis obliterata.  pwe₂
fern sp., Ophioglossum pendulum.  sohte tihnsowe
fern sp., Ophioglossum pendulum.  tehnlikinsapw
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
fern sp., mules-foot fern, Marattia mertensiana.  paiwed toantoal

fern spp.  
fern spp., Asplenium pellucidum, Pteris tripartita, or Diplazium ponapense.  peipei eni
fern spp., Asplenium polyodon, Nephrolepis biserrata, Nephrolepis cordifolia, or Nephrolepis exaltata.  rehdil
fern spp., Blechnum orientale, Nephrolepis hirsutula, or Pteris vittata.  limenkasar
fern spp., Cyclosorus heterocarpus or Cyclosorus maemonensis.  mahrek
fern spp., Davallia embolostegia or Davallia solida, used medicinally.  ulung en kieil
fern spp., Histiopteris incisa or Macrothelypteris torresiana.  peipei aramas
fern spp., Huperzia phlegmaria, Huperzia phyllantha, or Lycopodiella cernua.  limpar₂
fern spp., Marattia mertensiana or Angiopteris evecta.  paiwed
fern spp., Selaginella kanehirae or Lycopodiella cernua.  kidienmall
fern spp., Sphaeropteris lunulata or Sphaeropteris nigricans, a tree fern commonly used for house posts.  katar

ferocious  
ferocious, fierce, menacing.  lipes

fertile  
an area of fertile soil in either the nansapw or nanwel.  mwakot
fertile female of any species.  lidep
fertile, of the soil.  pwelmwahu
fertile, procreating prolifically.  kaparapar
having many offspring, fertile.  nain

fertilizer  
fertilizer.  koiasi
small feast; feeding; fertilizer.  kamweng

fetch  
to draw or fetch water.  idip
to draw or fetch water.  idipil
to draw or fetch water.  ihd₃
to fetch a log for a canoe, the act of which is accompanied by a feast.  koapwoawar

fever  
fever.  soumwahu karakar
high fever.  karakar₁
high fever.  kereniol
high fever that includes seizures, sometimes deadly if not treated.  lusulus

feverish  
warm, hot, feverish.  karakar₁
warm, hot, feverish.  kereniol

few  
few.  malaulau

fa    fe    fi    fl    fo    fr    fu       -top-  

fiber  
husk of a mature coconut; fiber of a green coconut, used for making sennit.  dipenihd
husk of a mature coconut; fiber of a green coconut, used for making sennit.  iammwot
strand, as of hair; fiber, as of sennit or cloth.  angkot
strand, as of hair; fiber, as of sennit or cloth.  ainkot
thread, fine fiber.  mwul

Ficus prolixa  
banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.  aiau
banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.  likatengensapw
banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.  oaioa

Ficus tinctoria  
tree sp., strangler fig, Ficus tinctoria, used in making cloth; a belt worn by women made of the bark of the nihn tree.  nihn₁

Ficus virens  
banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.  aiau
banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.  likatengensapw
banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.  oaioa

field  
baseball field.  kurando
clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm.  mwaht
field, open area.  mohs

fierce  
angry; fierce.  sall
brave, courageous, fierce.  idamah
brave, courageous, fierce.  kommwad
ferocious, fierce, menacing.  lipes
fierce; given to biting others when get angry.  likeikei

fifteenth  
fifth night after the new moon; fifteenth night of the lunar cycle (Pohnpeian traditional calendar).  mas alem

fifth  
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
fifth.  kelimau
fifth day of the holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty fifth day of the month.  peidale
fifth night after the new moon; fifteenth night of the lunar cycle (Pohnpeian traditional calendar).  mas alem
the fifth night after a full moon (literally the fourth, but actually the fifth); the twenty-ninth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle when tracking delayed lunar rising.  epeng en rot

fifty  
fifty.  limehk
fifty.  limeisek
fifty.  limengoul
fifty.  limongoul

fifty million  
fifty million.  lemedep
fifty million.  limadep

fifty thousand  
fifty thousand.  limanen
fifty thousand.  limenen

fifty-fifty  
fifty-fifty, half to each; opposite ends.  elep elep

fig  
fig tree.  pik₂

fight  
a fight.  peii
a fight intended to inflict severe injuries.  pei kosukloal
fight, brawl, dispute.  menmenperiki
to be fighting.  pedengel
to cause to fight,.  kapeii
to fight.  peii
to fight each other.  poadoahk
to touch or feel; to fight.  doahke

figure  
to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be figured out.  kadihrlap
to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be figured out.  keseu₁

Fiji  
Fiji.  Pihsi

filariasis  
lymphatic filariasis, elephantiasis; enlarged testicles.  liengimat
mature male pig; a derogatory term for filariasis.  usolmat₁
mature male pig; a derogatory term for filariasis.  wusolmat₁

file₁  
to file₁ a complaint in court or at a police station.  kampilein

file₂  
file₂.  pwail
file₂, sharpening stone, razor strop.  mehn adahd

Filipino  
Indonesian, also sometimes used to mean Filipino.  mehn malahio

fill  
to be filled, of a food container or a basket (kiam or kopwou).  deudeu
overcrowded, filled; plentiful.  dir
to be filled with a liquid.  koadiadi
to be filled with something.  direkihla
to be filled, to be loaded.  audaud
to fill.  kadire
to fill a container, as a food basket (kiam or kopwou).  douk
to fill a container, as a food basket (a kiam or kopwou).  deuk
to fill by means of a pump; to cause to rise by adding yeast in the making of bread.  kampwose
to fill with a liquid; to pour in.  koadia
to fill, to load; to fill someone's mind with ideas, often bad ones.  aude
to fill, to load; to fill someone's mind with ideas, often bad ones.  aude
to load, to fill, as in filling a basket of food.  inehd

fill out  
to be stung; to fill out, to complete.  dokala

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

film  
photographic film.  pilim

Filoboletus manipularis  
mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis.  saleng en eni
phosphorescence; mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis or Mycena chlorophos; a fish sp. that is luminous.  didmwerek

filth  
disdain; filth.  kalahd
filth, resulting from unclean genital, used with reference to women.  mwaken

filthy  
filthy, repulsive, disgusting.  kasaut
fishy, greasy; filthy.  kideidei
messy, unsanitary, filthy.  samin
to become messy, unsanitary, filthy.  saminla
to make something filthy, repulsive, or disgusting.  kasaute

Fimbristylis littoralis  
plant spp., Fimbristylis littoralis or Hypolytrum nemorum.  lingkerekenwel

fin  
top and bottom fins of a fish.  sike
fin of a fish.  pehnmwomw
pectoral fin of a fish.  ingi

find  
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
hard to find.  salong
to cause to find conclusively, to cause to discover conclusively , to cause to conclude, to cause to uncover.  kadiarakada
to find.  diar
to find.  ngarada
to find out information from another without his being aware of it.  kapahndile
to find out or discover from one or more sources.  diarada
to learn, to find out through experience.  esehla
to learn, to find out through experience.  pwukepwilih
to learn, to find out through sources of information.  esehda

finding  
finding, conviction.  kedierekda

fine₁  
fine₁, not coarse.  pisetik
precious, beautiful, fine₁, nice.  kaselel

fine₂  
to be fined, to be punished.  pakking
fine₂, punishment.  pakking
penalty, punishment, fine₂.  kalokepe

finger  
appendage, finger, toe.  send
finger.  rekeleng
finger.  sendin peh
forefinger, also called the index finger.  senditihmwele
index finger.  sendimesemese
index finger.  senditamwetamwe
index finger.  tamwetamwe
ring finger.  tahmwel
ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger.  senditahmwele
ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger.  tahmwele
small or baby finger, the pinky.  senditik
small or baby finger, the pinky.  tikilehtik
the finger next to the forefinger.  lahpele
the finger next to the forefinger.  senditemwetemwe
the finger next to the forefinger.  temwetemwe
the finger next to the forefinger.  tihmwele
the little finger, also called the baby finger or pinky.  sohkatepe₂

fingernail  
fingernail.  kikin peh
fingernail.  pweileng
fingernail.  pweipweileng

finish  
to be broken, of a string; to finish defecating.  mwei₂
to finish cooking food not done.  kalewiala
to be finished, to be accomplished.  imwisekila
to be finished; to be accomplished.  keimwisek
to be finished; to be depleted or out of; to climax or ejaculate.  nek₁
to be nearly finished.  unkolahr
to cause to move further; to pass along; to go on; to kill or finish off, of something wounded.  kadauluhl
to finish, to accomplish, to complete.  kaneke
to finish, to accomplish, to complete.  kaunsakala
to finish; to accomplish something.  keimwisak
to graduate from, to finish anything.  neksang
to make smooth out; to finish, as of concrete; to plaster; to polish, to wax.  kamadal

fire  
fire.  ai₁
fire.  kisiniei
fire.  mesiha
fire that is below the ground, as in a volcano.  tieniei
fireplace, fire in the residence of a soupeidi.  walahilap
the individual who brought fire to Pohnpei on the fifth settlement voyage.  Mesiha
to be burned, to be lit, to be set fire to.  isida
to be made, of a fire.  sou₃
to burn, to light₁, to set fire to, to burn off feathers or hair.  isik
to make a fire.  saun
to make a fire using a fire plow, done by rubbing a stick in a trough of wood.  id₁
to rekindle a fire.  kengkanahda
to start a fire for an uhmw.  kemoahreleng
to start a fire with something.  kaokehda
to start a fire, to ignite.  soukisiniei
to start a fire, to kindle.  oukan₁

fire plow  
to make a fire using a fire plow, done by rubbing a stick in a trough of wood.  id₁

fire truck  
fire truck.  sidohsahn kokun kisiniei

fireball  
a magic spell that causes the instant death of one's enemy in the form of fireball.  kesikdol
to cast a deadly magic spell using a fireball.  kesikdole

firecracker  
firecracker.  anapi

fired  
to be fired, to be thrown out of job.  kupi

fireplace  
fireplace, fire in the residence of a soupeidi.  walahilap

firewood  
firewood.  tuwi
to collect firewood.  weseituwi

first  
the first day of a funeral (after sohpai₁, the day when the death occurred); also the burial day and the day when the family prepares the funeral feast of mwurilik.  rahnenserdi
the first day of a funeral (after sohpai₁, the day when the death occurred); also the burial day and the day when the family prepares the funeral feast of mwurilik.  tienpwel₂
a term use in Madolenihmw for the first cup of kava served to the Nahnmwarki during a kava ritual.  pwelin wahu
always first to arrive at an activity with a contribution.  mwandomahs
first.  ehdin
first.  keiieu
first.  mahs₄
first day of mourning.  kehnpwe
first harvest of a new planting of kava.  wisik pwehl
first night after a new moon; eleventh night of the lunar cycle when tracking the delayed lunar rising.  mas ehd
the first cup of kava drunk during a kava ritual.  pwehl₂
the first cup of kava served to the Nahnmwarki during a kava ritual.  pwelin koanoat
to be first in line or in order; to start an activity.  kohmwowe
to be the best, to be first in a performance or competition.  dakehla
to have an experience for the first time; to have sexual intercourse for the first time (of a male), to lose one's virginity (of a male).  edila
to have an experience for the first time; to have sexual intercourse for the first time (of a male), to lose one's virginity (of a male).  edila
to visit a place for the first time.  pasakapw

first fruits  
to offer first fruits, of produce not traditionally important on Pohnpei, such as vegetables, taro, bananas, etc.  mwohdipwisou

first night  
first night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to third quarter of the lunar cycle.  oaunin rot

first-born  
first-born.  keirierwouap
first-born.  kerier
first-born child.  mesenih

fish  
to fish on the third day of a funeral to determine whether the spirit of the deceased will bring good or bad luck.  songmaterek
Mullidae (goat fishes), Upeneus vittatus, normally found on fringing reef.  maropw
a type of fishing, done by constructing at low tide two or three v-shaped long walls, about two feet high, built of coral or stone; fish become trapped when they try to exit at low tide; a fish weir.  oumai
an adult male who does not know how to fish.  kieilen moar
dried fish.  mwomwpeleng
fish.  mwahmw
provisions taken on a trip; gift taken on a trip; good deeds, used biblically; advice taken to heart, fish acquired from another canoe in a exchange of fish.  kepinwar
provisions taken on a trip; gift taken on a trip; good deeds, used biblically; advice taken to heart, fish acquired from another canoe in a exchange of fish.  kepinwar
salted fish.  mwomwsahl
the first fish caught in a net being used for the first time; the fish that is awarded to the master fisherman.  mwomwinieng₁
the first fish caught, designated to be offered to a Nahnmwarki.  peiwar
the meat or fish part of a meal; any complement to the main course of a meal.  irap
the meat or fish part of a meal; any complement to the main course of a meal.  sali
to be dropped; to fish with a throwing net.  lekidek
to bottom-fish.  epkekihr
to eat meat or fish along with some carbohydrate souce.  irepe₂
to eat meat or fish along with some carbohydrate source.  selie
to fish.  laid
to fish by chasing fish on to a shallow reef and then spearing them.  pwekmwomw
to fish by driving fish under the rocks on the reef.  pakatei
to fish by reaching in and catching fish in coral holes.  pwedimwomw
to fish for.  laidih
to fish for sara using a line.  epsara
to fish for toik.  weirar
to fish for werer, a sp. of sea cucumber.  kedwerer
to fish for crab in the mangrove swamps.  dilin elimoang
to fish for emporer fish (samwei), using a line.  epsamwei
to fish for octopus.  seikihs
to fish for shrimp.  rohlikedepw
to fish for the sp. of fish called sopwou.  rohsopwou
to fish for yellow-fin tuna.  epkarangahp
to fish with a net from a canoe or boat.  weren uhk
to fish with a throw line; to be shaken out with a snapping motion; to be brushed off.  sipisip
to fish with line.  epiep
to give fish to the occupant(s) of another fishing canoe, to give a gift to a departng party.  kepinwere
to submerge; to strip off clothing; to unsheathe a knife or hidden weapon; to slide, as on a cable; to tight-line fish.  kakihr
to torch fish.  ndil

fish sp.  
a large ah, a fish sp.  siamwed
a small keriker, a fish sp.  kerilel
a large keriker, a fish sp.  kertakai
general term for larger Carangidae (jacks), from approx. ten to thirty pounds.  engehng
a fish sp. that lives at the mouth of streams.  lipaule
a small fish sp.  lisap
company, friend; fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus, so-called because it always travels in pairs.  kompani
fish sp.  ehnta
fish sp.  epwel₂
fish sp.  kaiwek
fish sp.  katik₂
fish sp.  kendip₂
fish sp.  kioakomwot
fish sp.  lisarapat
fish sp.  marapat
fish sp.  mmwen
fish sp.  moahk
fish sp.  mpwekin ripwiripw
fish sp.  mwanger en mwoanipil
fish sp.  nihtahta
fish sp.  parakus
fish sp.  pasete
fish sp.  pediped
fish sp.  pehris
fish sp.  pidekilik
fish sp.  pwerkidipw
fish sp.  pwuhn
fish sp.  sakana
fish sp.  tipaker₂
fish sp.  wahrar
fish sp.  widei
fish sp. Acanthuridae guttatus (spotted tang); normally found in barrier reef.  parapar
fish sp. a kind of grouper.  wider en pohn mad
fish sp. convict tang, Acanthurus triostequs, normally found on the barrier reef.  letepwel
fish sp., Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes). surgeonfish, Acanthurus gahhm; normally found on the barrier reef.  tamwarok
fish sp., Caranx.  tehp₂
fish sp., Oyena mojarra, Gerres oyena.  mwomwinleng₂
fish sp., a growth stage of ah.  moangtakai
fish sp., a kind of frog fish.  daliere
fish sp., a kind of mullet.  pehioang
fish sp., a kind of mullet normally found on the fringing reef, Chelon engeli, classified by Pohnpeians as a mature pehioang.  ikimweng
fish sp., a kind of needle fish.  dahk
fish sp., a kind of needle fish, Hemiramphidae (halfbeaks), normally found on fringing reefs, in the lagoon, and on patch reefs.  lidokodok pwise
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  kilikil₂
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  lida
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  mahuenmoar
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  pahme
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  pedilik₂
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  umwun₂
fish sp., a kind of stonefish; scorpion fish.  nehu₁
fish sp., a mature humphead parrotfish (kemeik) Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.  tamwais
fish sp., a mature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.  koail
fish sp., a small ah.  limmwer
fish sp., a small pakas.  peleu
fish sp., a small shark mullet (ah).  epetik
fish sp., a sp. of shark.  sahused
fish sp., a sp. of shark.  tenipei
fish sp., a type of unicornfish.  wihwi
fish sp., an immature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.  kakerepil
fish sp., barracuda.  nahliam
fish sp., bicolor parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor.  weleir
fish sp., big-eye bream, Monotaxis grandoculus.  masokod
fish sp., bigeye scad, Selar crumenopthalmus, normally found in lagoon and patch reefs and barrier reefs.  pedihdi
fish sp., bigeye trevally, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.  oarong maswalek
fish sp., bignose unicornfish, Naso vlamingii.  kitik₂
fish sp., bigscale soldier fish, Myripristis berndti.  mwuhn weitahta
fish sp., black spot emperor, Lethrinus harak.  samwei pwet
fish sp., black surgeonfish.  toamwoarok
fish sp., blackfin barracuda, Sphyraena genie.  sarau
fish sp., black-spot sergeant, Abedefdus sordidus.  peikopw
fish sp., blacktip reef shark, Carcharinus melanopterus.  pelenges
fish sp., black-tipped grouper, Epinephelus fasciatus.  senser₃
fish sp., bluebanded surgeonfish, Acanthurus lineatus, normally found on the barrier reef.  wakapw
fish sp., blue-barred parrotfish, Scarus ghobban.  lidoin mahu
fish sp., blue-lined squirrelfish, Sargocentron tiere.  sara weitahta
fish sp., bluespine unicornfish, Naso unicornis.  pwulak
fish sp., bluespot mullet, Valamugil seheli, a mature ah₄.  ahpako
fish sp., bluespot mullet, Valamugil seheli, at a growth stage of approximately 12 inches.  ah₄
fish sp., bony flying fish, Hirundichthys oxycephalus.  mwahmw pihr
fish sp., bridled grouper, Epinephelus septemfasciatus.  maud
fish sp., brown-marbled grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus.  ripwiripw₂
fish sp., brown-marbled grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus.  rupwurupw
fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.  mwanger en nannamw
fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.  widir
fish sp., castor-oil fish, Ruvettus pretiosus.  deikenepeng
fish sp., common slipmouth, Leiognathus equulus.  sengiseng
fish sp., coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata.  mwoalus pohn weitahta
fish sp., cube trunkfish, Ostracion cubicus.  kohpwa₁
fish sp., damsel fish, Paraglyphidodon melas.  toik
fish sp., dog tooth tuna, a variety of Gymnasarda unicolor.  sileu
fish sp., dogtooth tuna, a variety of Gymnosarda unicolor.  manguro
fish sp., dolphin fish, mahimahi, Coryphaena hippurus.  kohko
fish sp., double-lined mackerel, Grammatorcynus bilineatus.  kapou
fish sp., ehu, red snapper, Etelis carbunculus.  lol
fish sp., ember parrotfish, a variety of Scarus rubroviolaceus.  lidoi
fish sp., ember parrotfish, a variety of Scarus rubroviolaceus.  mahu pwur
fish sp., emperor, Lethrinus lentjan.  medi
fish sp., flametail snapper, Lutjanus fulvus.  ikem
fish sp., flying fish.  menger
fish sp., forktail rabbitfish, Siganus argenteus.  umwule
fish sp., giant coral trout, Plectropomus areolatus, or saddleback grouper, Plectropomus laevis.  ewen sawi
fish sp., goatfish, Parupeneus indicus, commonly found near the barrier reef.  iomo
fish sp., goatfish, Upeneus arge.  marep₂
fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.  mwompwon
fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.  mwomwalis
fish sp., gold-spotted rabbitfish, Siganus punctatus.  palapal
fish sp., gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrynchos.  pakohn nan madau
fish sp., great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda.  suhre
fish sp., greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili.  oarong seik
fish sp., grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus melanoleucus, or Plectropomus truncates.  sawi₂
fish sp., half beak, Hemiramphus guoyi.  pwuwas
fish sp., half-barred snapper, Lutjanus semicinctus.  inahme
fish sp., halibut.  liper₁
fish sp., hammerhead shark.  pako lohpwu
fish sp., highfin rudder fish, Kyphosus cinerascens; a generic term for kertakai (large keriker) and kerilel (small keriker); normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.  keriker₁
fish sp., humpback snapper, Lutjanus gibbus.  pwahlahl
fish sp., humphead parrotfish, a variety of Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.  kemeik
fish sp., humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulates.  merer
fish sp., humphead wrasse, a variety of Cheilinus undulates.  pahini pokon
fish sp., jack₁.  oarong en nanmadau
fish sp., jack₁.  oarongtoal
fish sp., jack₁, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.  oarong en pwong
fish sp., jack₁, Carangidae spp.; commonly found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.  lahd
fish sp., jack₁, commonly found where fresh water enters the ocean.  oarongenpil
fish sp., kawakawa, Euthynnus affinis.  sidaudau
fish sp., long-jawed squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum, normally found on fringing reefs, patch reefs, barrier reef, and in lagoons.  sara sike weitahta
fish sp., longtail red snapper, onaga, Etelis coruscans.  lol maswalek
fish sp., mackerel pike.  samma
fish sp., malabar grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus.  mwanger ripwiripw
fish sp., mangrove swamp fish, Ophiocara porocephala.  sopwou
fish sp., masked rabbitfish, Siganus puellus.  mahr₂
fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.  eki
fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.  ihki
fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.  kih₂
fish sp., mudskipper.  litak
fish sp., narrow curve-banded grouper, Epinephelus morrhua.  kiol en pohnwol
fish sp., onespot snapper, Lutjanus monostigmus.  pwehu₁
fish sp., orangefin emperor, Lethrinus kallopterus; normally found on the fringing reef, and lagoon and patch reefs.  ikiepw
fish sp., orangespine unicornfish, Naso lituratus.  pwulangking
fish sp., ornate snapper, also called blueline gindai, Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus.  mesarar
fish sp., Pacific longnose parrotfish, Hipposcarus longiceps.  mwomwmei
fish sp., porcupine fish.  sei₂
fish sp., puffer fish, Liosaccus cutaneus(?).  wahd
fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus corallinus.  seteu
fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus doliatus.  kioak
fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus doliatus, normally found on fringing reefs, lagoon and patch reefs, and the barrier reef.  pwerinmwomw
fish sp., rainbow runner.  mwomwseik
fish sp., rainbow runner, Elagatis bipinnulatus; normally found in lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef.  mwunseik
fish sp., red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.  kihr en eiwel
fish sp., red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.  kihr₂
fish sp., river snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus.  asimel
fish sp., rusty jobfish, Aphareus rutilans.  lol imwin pwadaik toantoal
fish sp., scribbled snapper, a variety of Lutjanus rivulatus.  ikem asimel
fish sp., scribbled snapper, a variety of Lutjanus rivulatus.  kihrsal
fish sp., sevenbanded grouper, Epinephelus septembasciatus.  deiahwe
fish sp., silverfish, Gerres abbreviatus or Gerres kapas, normally found on the fringing reef.  kasapal
fish sp., skipjack tuna, Katsawonus pelamis.  kasuwo
fish sp., slingsaw wrasse, Epibulus insidiator.  malekelek
fish sp., small fresh water fish, Carassius auratus.  palaiau
fish sp., small, found in fresh water.  kitel
fish sp., small, green and brown.  iken
fish sp., snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma, normally found on a fringing reef.  likommwei
fish sp., snapper, Lutjanus kasmira.  tehnseu
fish sp., snowy grouper, a variety of Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.  sammenip
fish sp., snubnose grouper, Epinephelus macrospilos.  mwanger pwet
fish sp., squirrelfish, Myripristis adustus.  mwuhn
fish sp., squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum.  sara₂
fish sp., steepheaded parrotfish, Scarus gibbus.  maulik
fish sp., striped bristetooth, Ctenochaetus striatus, normally found in the fringing reef, lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef.  doarop
fish sp., surgeonfish, Acanthurus aliala.  durudara
fish sp., tan-faced parrotfish.  mahu toal
fish sp., trigger fish, a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus; possibly the name of a number of fishes belonging to the Balistidae family of trigger fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.  lioli
fish sp., trigger fish, a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus; possibly the name of a number of fishes belonging to the Balistidae family of trigger fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.  pwuhpw
fish sp., tripletail wrasse, Cheilinus trilobatus.  poros
fish sp., tuna.  weliwel₂
fish sp., type of jack.  iht
fish sp., wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri.  ahl₂
fish sp., white snapper, Lethrinus microdon.  kadek₃
fish sp., whitemargin lyretail grouper, Variola albimarginata.  sawi pwiliet
fish sp., whitespotted grouper, Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.  mwanger en nanipil
fish sp., white-spotted surgeonfish, Acanturus guttatus.  parapar en lik
fish sp., yellow eyed surgeonfish.  mwomwtoantoal
fish sp., yellow eyed surgeonfish, also called mwomwtoantoal; fish sp., resembling a snapper (medi), but larger.  darop
fish sp., yellow eyed surgeonfish, also called mwomwtoantoal; fish sp., resembling a snapper (medi), but larger.  darop
fish sp., yellow stripe emperor, Lethrinus ramak.  samwei
fish sp., yellowfin surgeonfish, Acanthurus xanthopterus.  pakas
fish sp., yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares.  karangahp
fish sp., yellowstripe goatfish, Mulloides flavolineatus.  dingmoa
fish sp., yellow-tailed brown parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor; more generally Scaridae (parrot fishes); normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.  lawi
fish spp., Mullidae, any of a number of goatfishes, normally found on the barrier reef.  epil
phosphorescence; mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis or Mycena chlorophos; a fish sp. that is luminous.  didmwerek
Serranidae (groupers), fish sp., bluespotted grouper, Cephalopholis argus, normally found in lagoons and near patch and barrier reefs.  mwoalusulus
fish spp., Chaetodontidae, butterfly fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on fringing, patch, and barrier reefs.  lierpwater
fish spp., Zanclidae, Moorish idols, normally found in the lagoon and on reefs.  senserek
fish spp., any bluish parrotfish.  mahu
fish spp., any of a number of spp. of rabbitfish, Sigamus spp.  ilek₂
fish spp., billfish; sailfish, marlin, Isitiophoridae spp., swordfish, Xiphiidae gladius, Indo-Pacific blue marlin, Makaira mazara, possibly the same species as the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans.  dekilahr
fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.  arong
fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.  oarong
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips, Plectorhinchus picus.  kehng
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips, Plectorhinchus picus.  mweimwei₂

fish trap  
fish trap.  uh₆
stone or coral fish trap.  mai₁

fisherman  
expert fisherman.  soused
fisherman.  sounlaid

fishing  
a form of fishing for shrimp using a net.  ilapeseng
a kind of fishing introduced by the Kapingamarangi in which a large number of people work together casting a net from the shore and then pulling it back, similar to the hukilau style of fishing in Hawai'i.  laiden Kerenis
a method of fishing which involves waiting in a mangrove swamp for fish to come in on a rising tide.  ouiak
a type of taut line fishing, done off the bottom.  kekihr₁
net fishing, using a long net set across a sandy area or inlet on the barrier reef.  ouse
type of net fishing done by placing the net where the waves are breaking.  kehlik

fishing net  
a type of fishing net.  ikeni

fishy  
fishy, greasy; filthy.  kideidei

fist  
fist.  kumwut
fist.  pwekeleng
to take in handfuls; to make a fist.  roake

fit  
fitting well, of clothing; satisfactory; timely.  itamwahu
inappropriate, bizarre, incongruous, not fitting.  sapa₁
to fit, to go together well.  konpene
to join; to fit.  koakone
to join; to fit.  koakonokon
to reassemble; to fit together.  kakonepene
uncomfortable, not fitting well; inappropriate.  soansuwed

fitting  
small box; joint, fitting; knuckle; a small plot of land, a house lot; inning, in baseball.  koakon
suitable, appropriate, fitting.  darude

five  
five.  alem
five.  limadip
five.  limahi
five.  limaka
five.  limakap
five.  limakin
five.  limakis
five.  limapwidik
five.  limara
five.  limau
five.  limehl
five.  limelep
five.  limemwodol
five.  limesel
five.  limesou
five.  limete
five.  limewel
five.  limiel
five.  limmen
five.  limmwut
five.  limodun
five.  limosop
five.  limosu
five.  limotumw
five.  limoumw
five.  limpa
five.  limpak
five.  limpali
five.  limpar₁
five.  limpei
five.  limpit
five.  limpoar
five.  limpwoat
five.  limpwong
five.  limpwuloi

five billion  
five billion.  limalik
five billion.  limelik

five hundred  
five hundred.  limepwiki

five hundred million  
five hundred million.  limasapw

five hundred thousand  
five hundred thousand.  limalopw
five hundred thousand.  limolopw

five million  
five million.  limarar

five thousand  
five thousand.  limekid

fix  
to be fixed or renovated.  kamwahula
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse with; to assault, to attack; to repair, to fix.  apehne

fa    fe    fi    fl    fo    fr    fu       -top-  

flag  
flag.  pilaik

Flagellaria indica  
rattan, Flagellaria indica and Cyrtandra urvillei.  idahnwel

flake  
chip, flake, fragment.  dipere

flamboyant  
flame tree, flamboyant, Delonix regia.  pilampwoia weitahta
tree sp., acacia, Acacia confusa, and flamboyant, Bauhinia monandra.  pilampwoia

flame  
flame.  lul
flame.  mpwul
to flame.  lul

flame tree  
Indian mulberry, noni, flame tree, Morinda citrifolia, having edible fruit (not commonly eaten on Pohnpei), used extensively in making medicine; roots used for making yellow dye; said to have been the first food on Pohnpei.  weipwul
flame tree, flamboyant, Delonix regia.  pilampwoia weitahta

flametail snapper  
fish sp., flametail snapper, Lutjanus fulvus.  ikem

flap  
to be blown by the wind, to flap.  ipirek
to flap in the wind; of a sail, to luff or flap as a consequence of being set too close to the wind.  ipihpirek
to flap, as a bird flaps its wings.  likepip
to flap, of a fish; to move rapidly.  pitikek
to flap, of a fish; to move rapidly.  pitirek

flare  
to kindle, to cause a fire to flare up; to provoke, to excite.  okanda

flash  
to flash, as of lightning.  pir₂

flashlight  
electricity, electric light₁, flashlight.  dengki

flat  
flat nosed, pug-nosed.  tumwpak
flat, of a surface.  patapat
flat, of something normally rounded.  pak₂
smooth and flat.  medendel
wide and flat.  litehlapalap

flat tire  
flat tire.  pilat₂
to have a flat tire.  pangku

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

flavor  
taste, flavor.  neme
to flavor with coconut milk.  piah
to flavor with coconut milk.  piahia

flea  
louse, flea.  likarak
louse, flea.  lingkarak
bug, possibly a sand flea.  dengoh
sand flea.  menin lohsapw

flee  
to be defective, of one's vision; to flee, to remove oneself from the scene.  ediedila
to flee.  sopo
to flee, to escape, to run away.  tangdowi
to run off with, to elope; to escape, to flee.  sopohla
to run; to flee; to swim, of fish.  kereu₂
to run; to flee; to swim, of fish.  tang

fleet  
crowd, fleet, school₁ of fish.  polo
fleet of canoes; trip by sea, ocean voyage.  sahi

flesh  
flesh of any tuber, as of a yam, taro, or tapioca; core, kernel; gist.  moahr
meat, flesh, muscle; Biblically, human or sex.  uduk

fleshy  
not greasy, fleshy.  saiwih

flexible  
appearing physically out of shape or unfit; flexible, springy, disjointed, limping, used to describe a manner of walking.  kiahweliwel
docile, obedient; pliable, easily bent; flexible.  matowato
flexible, capable of being expanded or contracted.  eirek₁

flick  
to flick.  let
to flick; to knock with the finger tip; to knock or rap.  leteng

flinch  
to contract; to flinch, to jerk away; to twitch.  nur
to flinch, to fear.  repwidi

flint  
stone, rock, flint of a cigarette lighter.  takai

flip  
to be turned, to be flipped; to be bent back.  wel-
to turn over, to flip; to bend back.  welik

flip-flops  
zories, thongs, flip-flops.  sohri

flirt  
to flirt with a woman.  pwengili
to flirt, to make a sexual overture.  poulang
to flirt, to make a sexual overture.  pwengipweng
to make a sexual overture to, to flirt with.  poulangih
to make a sexual overture, to flirt with.  pwangih

flirtation  
flirtation, sexual overture.  poulang
flirtation, sexual overture.  pwengipweng

float  
float, as for a fishing net.  uhs
to be moving or floating outward said of resources in having a male offspring.  udeudeulik
to cause to float apart.  kapeipeseng
to come down; to float down.  peidihdo
to float.  pei₁
to float apart; to melt.  peipeseng
to float in space; to spread, of sound.  udenmeih

flock  
flock of birds located over a school of fish.  ririnmen

flood  
a flash flood from the mountains.  lewair
a flash flood from the mountains.  luwaie
a flash flood from the mountains.  luwair
a flood.  lapake
flooded.  lapake
to flood.  lapake
to flow; to rise or flood, of a stream.  pwil₂

floor  
floor.  taht
the edge of the floor in a feasthouse between the pwoakilloak and the right semenloak.  woulap
to floor.  tete
to lay a floor.  tat₁

floor beam  
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

Florida  
Florida.  Plorihda

flour  
flour.  pilawa amas

flourish  
to be successful, to flourish; to grow.  pweida

flow  
to alight or step down; to flow or drop, as of a liquid.  keredi
to cause a liquid to flow into a container, as when one directs the flow of water from a spring into a bucket.  kaker
to drift, to flow.  ahd-
to flow.  likeidihd₂
to flow, of water; to move in great numbers, of people.  kereker
to flow; to rise or flood, of a stream.  pwil₂
to run, as of water; to shed₁; to flow or trickle.  ker₁
to spray, to cause to flow; to drain.  kakus

flower  
decoration, ornament, new outfit of clothing; festive attire; flower, used generically; garland.  kapwat
flower of the breadfruit tree.  pehpe
flower, any flowering plant; rose.  rohs
flower, any flowering plant; rose.  wahn rohs
fruit, flower.  wahntuhke₁
fruit, flower; offspring; result.  wah
gray headed; flowering, of mango trees.  moangepwet
the rose-colored flower of wild ginger.  likeidihd₁
to flower or bear fruit.  wa₁
to flower, of mango trees.  pwet₂
to flower, to blossom.  pwerla₁

flu  
cold, flu.  soumwahu en wai

fluent  
roomy; free, at ease in doing something; fluent; effortless.  maledek

fluff  
to be fluffed or shuffled, of kava fibers before adding water.  dillap₁
to fluff or shuffle, of kava fibers before adding water.  dillepe₁
to shuffle or fluff kava fibers before adding water.  dillip

flunk  
to flunk, to fail.  rakudai

flush  
equal, even, flush, parallel, in unison.  pahrek
to blush; to flush, of the face.  pwukesok
unequal, uneven, not flush.  sapahrek

flute  
reed sp. Phragmites karka similar to bamboo, used for weaving and for making nose flutes.  lirau

flutter  
to move the mouth; to flutter, to stutter.  pip₂

flux  
menses; flux.  mwetik

fly₁  
full of flies.  loangoaloang
a bluish colored fly₁.  loangen pwise
fly₁.  loahng
the name given to the second fly₁ to fall into a cup of kava.  dolakati
wasp; a sp. of fly₁ that makes its nest in dry wood, such as dried hibiscus; any sp. of fly larger than the common house fly.  loangalap

fly₂  
able to fly₂ far, of sihr in the game peisihr.  wal
to become suddenly excited, to fly₂ off the handle, to show jealousy openly.  pihrda
to begin to fly₂, of a young bird.  katengenei
to fly₂.  pihr

flying fish  
fish sp., bony flying fish, Hirundichthys oxycephalus.  mwahmw pihr
fish sp., flying fish.  menger

flying fox  
bat₁, flying fox, Pteropus molossinus.  pwehk

fly-take-a-bat  
to play the game, fly-take-a-bat.  rokupadda

flywheel  
a flywheel.  pilaiwihl

fa    fe    fi    fl    fo    fr    fu       -top-  

foam  
foam, scum.  pwudopwud₁

focused sentence  
focused sentence.  sendens idihd

fog  
cloudy, blurred, fogged up, smoky; obscure, unclear.  edied
low cloud, one touching the mountains; fog.  toahkoi

fold  
to be folded.  limilim
to be folded up.  kospene
to fold.  lim
to fold up.  limpene

foliage  
bushy, full of foliage.  weliwel₁

follow  
to copy, to imitate; to follow someone's example.  alasang
to follow in the footsteps of, to set an example for.  kahlemengih
to follow in the footsteps of, to set an example for.  kahlimangih
to follow someone traveling on a trail or a forest path for the purpose of finding out what the person is up to.  rirtuwenwelih
to follow, as a trail or path, to go after, to pursue, to obey.  idawehn
to follow, as in following laws or regulations.  daur₃
to snare with a slip noose; to follow fish with a lighted torch.  nsehn

follower  
companion, follower, complement.  ienge

fond  
excessively fond.  pidipweipwei
to be fond of eating (something).  likengkeng-
to become fond of someone; to fall in love with.  loalehla
to become fond of someone; to fall in love with.  mwahukihda
to become fond of someone; to fall in love with.  poakepoakehla

fondle  
to fondle, to caress.  pwute

fontanelle  
fontanelle, the soft, boneless area in the skull of an infant that will later close with the growth of the skull bones.  edin marer

food  
a contribution of food for inclusion in an uhmw at a feast.  kanengen uhmw
a food dish that is a favorite of a soupeidi.  sakenei
a food exchange in association with a marriage.  pweksakasak
a portion of food.  kisin mwenge
a portion of food.  paun₁
a share of food in the food distribution process at a kamadipw.  kihs
any food prepared in this manner.  uter
any food rolled in a batter and fried.  dempwura
any ground food wrapped in leaves and cooked in an uhmw.  raisok
cooked food that is recooked in an uhmw, normally done by placing it on top of the senseren uhmw, the first layer of leaves covering the hot stones.  inepen pehl
fermented pounded food.  lihli karer
food.  dipwahk
food.  lemwedek
food.  mwenge
food.  neminem
food.  tipwahk
food flavored with coconut milk.  piahia
food for the Nahnmwarki and the honorary title holders.  koanoat
food for the wives of all koanoat title holders.  pwenieu
food given to guests to take to their parents or chief as a token of respect.  kadawahl
food made from the meat of a sprouting coconut.  dalok
food or kava served prior to a formal meal or kava ceremony.  ahmwadang
food taken to one's mother-in-law.  wesiken soulap
food taken to one's mother-in-law.  wisiken soulap
food that is leftover after returning from fishing; young men are prohibited from eating it, lest it bring bad luck to the fishermen.  sapahlsed
food unworthy to be fed to guests.  tihn kahmam
food, drink, provisions.  ngko
food, nourishment.  ketihnain
food, nourishment.  ketihnepe
gift of food, a title, or land from the Nahnmwarki, conveying acknowledgement, and often symbolizing respect, goodwill, and obligation.  kepinkoanoat
leftover food.  luhweiso
leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining.  luhwe
payment or reward; food provided in return for labor; food provided for a hunting or fishing trip.  kating
payment or reward; food provided in return for labor; food provided for a hunting or fishing trip.  keting
pounded food, especially breadfruit, but also taro, yams, and bananas; third feast of the breadfruit season in which loaves of lihli are presented in a special basked lined with banana leaves; afterward people are allowed to eat lihli and can begin to make mahr.  lihli
premasticated food for infants.  mehme₂
ripe breadfruit wrapped in leaves and prepared in an uhmw; any starchy food cooked with coconut milk.  mwehl₂
the first food distributed at a gathering, given to the highest titled person present; the severed right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done).  pweisek
the first food distributed at a gathering, given to the highest titled person present; the severed right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done).  rekidak
the individual charged with preparation of the Saudeleur's food; the individual charged with distributing food at a feast.  pilik
to go without food, or without feasting; to do without; to be without a mate.  isol
to issue a call for food, done by a Nahnmwarki prior to a feast.  lohkinned
to prematurely take food from an uhmw, before it is ready.  peipwuhr
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  utere
to take food to the head of a clan and to partake in a meal with him.  wesiken sou
to take food to the head of a clan and to partake in a meal with him.  wisiken sou
traditional name for cooked food.  ineri

food basket  
a food basket made from a palm frond.  nahnku
the first of the four food baskets (kiam) containing food taken from the uhmw, usually hung on the left side of the crossbeam in the front of the nahs.  pekinleng

food cabinet  
food cabinet.  aiso
food cabinet, safe.  sehp₁
food cabinet, safe.  seip

fool  
Alas, you are a fool!.  pakadanah
to deceive, to fool.  mwalaunih
to fool, to tease, to kid, to joke with, to trick, to deceive.  kedewe
to fool, to tease, to kid, to joke with, to trick, to deceive.  ketewe
You fool!.  pakehro

foot  
foot, measurement.  piht₃
foot; hoof.  patehn neh
of or relating to the foot.  tiati₂
the top of the foot.  pohn isou
the top of the foot.  pohn patehn neh

footing  
to stagger, to have difficulty keeping one's footing.  wasas

footstool  
footstool.  udipe
footstool.  widipe
support, brace; footstool.  utipe

footwear  
footwear.  mwoaltehmwahu
to wear footwear.  mwoaltehmwahuwih

foppish  
to be a character, to be a clown; to be foppish.  mangnga

for  
to, toward, in relation to, for.  ong
to, toward, in relation to, for; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a consonant.  -ehng
to, toward, in relation to, for; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a vowel.  -ieng

forbid  
to be forbidden; to be divided.  irairdi
to forbid, to prohibit, to impose a ban upon something taboo or illegal.  inapwih
to forbid, to prohibit, to impose a ban upon something taboo or illegal.  koupwindi
to forbid; to delimit.  irehdi

force  
collaborative effort; collaboration, cooperation, joined forces, solidarity.  angin kehlap
collaborative effort; collaboration, cooperation, joined forces, solidarity.  engin kehlap
force, duress.  itoit
to be forced or coerced.  itoitehng
to be forced to do something.  idihdieng
to force.  iton
to force someone to do something.  idingehng
to force someone to do something, to impose one's will upon another.  soakone
to force someone to remain awake, to make someone stay up; to subpoena someone.  kamwohdang
to grate; to force; to compel, to persuade, to coerce.  iding₁
to harden, to lend more force to.  kaukehong
to take by force, in a greedy manner.  pehdmour
to take by force, of any kind, to usurp.  adih
to take by force; to rape.  angkehlail

forceful  
energetic, forceful.  angiangin
forceful, insistent.  aksakon
having a large impact, forceful; full of enthusiasm.  sangin
to be forceful.  itoit

forcefully  
forcefully, strongly.  kehlail

forearm  
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
forearm.  nanukouleng
forearm.  uhnpeh
forearm.  uluhllap
forearm, area of the arm just above the wrist.  ahtikitik en peh

forefinger  
forefinger, also called the index finger.  senditihmwele

forehead  
forehead.  tahmw
forehead; seat of traditional authority.  isilap

foreign  
foreign customs or ways.  tiahken waii
foreign lands, large lands beyond the horizon of Pohnpei.  waii₁
foreign thoughts; foreign values.  pilen liki

foreigner  
foreigner; initially a general label for all those from large distant lands, now commonly used as a label for Caucasians, sometimes pejorative.  mehn waii
gentiles (Biblical), foreigners, a non-native person.  mehn liki

foreleg  
arm, hand; foreleg, as of a dog.  peh

foreskin  
foreskin.  kilinwile
to have the foreskin of the penis retracted.  dap
to remove the foreskin or prepuce of the penis.  kadapahla
to retract the foreskin or prepuce.  kadapa

forest  
an area of dwarf forests located at the top of some mountains.  nannahna
forest, jungle.  nan tehlik
impenetrable forest, consisting of secondary vegetation.  nanpidir
mangrove forest.  weliniak
primary forest, jungle, area overgrown with trees; uncultivated land; said to be the dwelling place of ghosts (eni).  nanwel
primary forest, jungle, forest, woods, area overgrown with trees.  wahl₁
primary forest, jungle, forest, woods, area overgrown with trees.  wahl₁

forest fire  
bonfire; forest fire; burning landscape; burned over area.  isihs

foretell  
to foretell the future about.  kosetipwih
to foretell the future; to locate lost objects through the use of magic.  kosetipw

forever  
forever.  kohkohlahte

forgery  
forgery.  mwerkao

forget  
Forget it! Better not! Never mind! Disregard it!.  eremen
Forget it!; Better not! Never mind! Disregard it!.  ieremen
to be forgotten.  manokonokala
to forget.  mankonehla
to forget; to abandon.  manokehla
to forget; to abandon.  meliehla
to forgive and forget.  tohnmeteikihla

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

forgive  
Excuse me!, Forgive me!.  mahkehngie
to ask for forgiveness in the absence of a mediator.  sekenpwoud
to be released; to be forgiven, in a religious sense.  lapwada
to forgive.  kupwurmahk
to forgive.  mahkehng
to forgive.  mahkohng
to forgive and forget.  tohnmeteikihla
to forgive; to bless.  kupwurehla
to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.  ledeulapih
to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.  ledeulepe
to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.  ledeulepih
to release, to forgive in a religious sense.  lapwahda

forgiveness  
forgiveness, excuse.  ledeulap
forgiveness, pardon.  iorlap
forgiveness, pardon.  mahk₃
to apologize, to ask for forgiveness; to surrender.  pekimahk
to seek reconciliation or forgiveness.  tomw

forgiving  
forgiving.  kupwurmahk

fork  
fork or intersection of a road.  kasangenial
fork or intersection of a road.  kesengenial
fork, as of a tree, road, etc.; the space between the fingers or toes.  kasang₁
fork, the eating utensil.  pwohk

forktail rabbitfish  
fish sp., forktail rabbitfish, Siganus argenteus.  umwule

form  
form, for pouring concrete.  sekihda
to become pregnant; to begin to be formed (of anything).  ahpada

formal  
reserved, shy, containing one's feelings for fear of self-embarrassment or embarrassing others, constrained in one's action by a social situation, formal in one's relations with others; modest.  eile
reserved, shy, containing one's feelings for fear of self-embarrassment or embarrassing others, constrained in one's action by a social situation, formal in one's relations with others; modest.  mahk₁

former  
the former.  mehn mwowe

fornicate  
to commit adultery, to fornicate.  nenek
to commit adultery, to fornicate.  neneke
to double-cross; to fornicate, to have a sexual affair.  kamwahl

fornication  
adultery, fornication.  nenek

forsake  
to forsake, to abandon.  likidmeliehla
to forsake, to abandon.  pohnsehsehla

forsaken  
disfavored; forsaken; unsympathetic.  sarahra

fortitude  
guts, in the sense of fortitude or the seat of the emotions.  nankapehd

fortunate  
fortunate, healthy.  iasenei
fortunate, healthy.  iaslenglap
fortunate, healthy, happy.  paiiamwahu
fortunate, healthy, happy.  paiiamwahuda
fortunate, wealthy, happy.  isar
fortunate; wealthy; happy.  paii
to be lucky, to be fortunate, of one normally unlucky or of no consequence; to be lucky at the expense of someone else's misfortune.  tel
to consider fortunate.  kepeia

fortunately  
luckily, fortunately.  paiente

fortune  
fortune, wealth, affluence, happiness, grace.  isar
fortune, wealth, affluence; happiness, grace.  paii
luck, good fortune.  paiiamwahu

fortune teller  
soothsayer, fortune teller.  sounkasawih

forty  
forty.  pahisek
forty.  pahngoul
forty.  pehk

forty million  
forty million.  pahdep

forward  
daring; forward, bold; disdainful.  depekipek
forward, uninhibited, outgoing.  limedramin
old; awkward; peculiar; outgoing, forward, of women.  limedek
shameless, forward.  sohkelengsapw

foul  
a curse, a foul word.  peide
cursing, foul language.  peined
foul ball, in baseball.  pahpoahl
foul, in any sport.  aur
to curse, to use foul language.  peined

foulmouthed  
employing gross or inappropriate speech, speaking openly of sex, usually by women.  ausaledek
displaying crude speech manners, foulmouthed.  ausuwed
foulmouthed.  lokaia suwed

foul-smell  
stinking, foul-smelling.  ngelingel₂
stinking, foul-smelling.  ngilingil

found  
to be found out, to be discovered.  dierek

foundation  
a dance platform used for performing the traditonal Pohnpeian dance called iripoas; foundation; pile; heap.  poahs
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

fountain  
fountain, spring, of water.  diwi

four  
four.  pahdip
four.  pahdun
four.  pahehl
four.  pahiel
four.  pahieu
four.  pahih
four.  pahka
four.  pahkap
four.  pahkin
four.  pahkis
four.  pahlep
four.  pahmen
four.  pahmwodol
four.  pahmwut
four.  pahpa₂
four.  pahpak
four.  pahpali
four.  pahpar
four.  pahpei₂
four.  pahpit
four.  pahpoar
four.  pahpwidik
four.  pahpwoat
four.  pahpwong
four.  pahpwuloi
four.  pahra
four.  pahsel
four.  pahsop
four.  pahsou
four.  pahsu₂
four.  pahte
four.  pahtumw
four.  pahumw
four.  pahwel
four; the fourth month of the year in the traditional Pohnpeian calendar.  epeng
two by four (lumber).  duhpaipohr

four billion  
four billion.  pahlik

four hundred  
four hundred.  pahpwiki

four hundred million  
four hundred million.  pahsapw

four hundred thousand  
four hundred thousand.  pahlopw

four million  
four million.  pahrar

four thousand  
four thousand.  pahkid

four-petalled mangrove  
mangrove sp.,four-petalled mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, used for house posts, charcoal, and firewood; roots used in medicine.  akelel

fourth  
another name for the fourth day of a funeral, when cleaning up activities take place.  rahn en kamwakel
the fourth day of a funeral, when attempts are made to cheer up the immediate family by dancing, joking, and other cheerful activities.  darak
a term used for the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.  sapwehiak
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
fourth.  kapahieu
fourth day of the Pohnpeian holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty fourth day of the month.  lelada₂
fourth night after a new moon; thirteenth night of the lunar cycle when tracking the delayed lunar rising.  mas epeng₁
the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.  epeng en koanoat
the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.  epeng en sakau
the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.  sapwehie
the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.  sapwehn koanoat
the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.  sapwehn sakau
the fourth night after the full moon (literally the third, but actually the fourth, twenty-eighth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle when tracking delayed lunar rising.  esil en rot
the tenth night after a full moon (literally the ninth, but actually the tenth); the fourth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle when tracking delayed lunar rising.  adu en rot

fourth night  
fourth night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to the third night after the third quarter of the lunar cycle.  aduen rot

fourty thousand  
fourty thousand.  pahnen

fox  
fox.  pwoakus₂

fa    fe    fi    fl    fo    fr    fu       -top-  

fraction  
fraction.  kisikis

fragile  
weak, soft, easily broken, fragile.  kopwukopw₁
brittle, fragile.  tipwatipw

fragment  
a numeral classifier used in counting bits of, small pieces of, or fragments of.  pwidik
chip, flake, fragment.  dipere
fragment; section.  sampwuloi
small fragment of metal, a flake of rust.  diperen mete
small fragment of something.  diper
small fragment of wood; sawdust.  diperen tuhke

Fragraea berteroana  
tree spp., Fragraea berteroana, valued for its fragrant flowers, and Gynotroches axillaris.  pwuhr
tree spp., Fragraea berteroana, valued for its fragrant flowers, and Gynotroches axillaris.  seiren pohnpei
tree spp., Fragraea berteroana, valued for its fragrant flowers, and Gynotroches axillaris.  seirin pohnpei

fragrant  
fragrant.  inedingleng
fragrant.  ipwerek₂
fragrant.  pwohmwahu
fragrant.  pwohtik

fraud  
deception, lie, fraud.  widing

fraudulent  
deceitful, fraudulent.  widingek

fray  
to blossom, to bloom; to fray, as of ropes.  masal

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

free  
free from sin; charitable.  mohngiong mwakelekel
free, carefree, relieved, unrestrained, licentious.  saledek
free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled.  mwelehlap
free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled.  pisek
roomy; free, at ease in doing something; fluent; effortless.  maledek
to be free.  isipasihrir
to be free.  saledekla
to be relieved, to be free from encumbrances, to be free from worry.  maiauda
to free, to release.  kasaledekala
to free; to ease pain; to relieve.  kamaiawe
to rescue, to free an animal or a person, to allow to escape; to salvage.  kapit₃

freedom  
freedom, relief.  saledek

freely  
not cautious in speaking; speaking freely; careless in speaking.  sohirehdie

Fregata minor minor  
bird sp., frigate bird, Fregata minor minor.  kasap

frenulum labiorum  
frenulum labiorum (part of female genitalia).  nanimwintik
frenulum labiorum (part of female genitalia).  nanimwitik

frequent  
close₂ together; without any intervals, frequent.  dod

frequently  
frequently.  kalapw
frequently.  pwuwak

fresh  
new, fresh.  kapw
raw; green, not yet dried, of wood; fresh.  mour

fresh air  
to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze.  kehngitik
to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze.  pohnieng
to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze.  pohres

freshwater  
freshwater wetlands where taro can be grown.  nanlehpwel

Freycinetla ponapensis  
pandanus spp., Freycinetla ponapensis or Pandanus cominsii, the latter of which is commonly used for making sleeping mats.  mwatal

Friday  
Friday.  Nialem

fried rice  
fried rice.  rais pirain

friend  
company, friend; fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus, so-called because it always travels in pairs.  kompani
dear friend, close buddy.  kompoakapah
dear friend, close buddy.  kompoakepah

friendly  
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
outgoing, friendly, knowing no stranger, usually said of children and pets.  liahn
too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.  peupeulap
too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.  poupoulap₁

friendship  
to be siblings; to establish a close friendship.  pirien

frigate bird  
bird sp., frigate bird, Fregata minor minor.  kasap

frighten  
to frighten; to intimidate.  kamasepwehkih
to scare away, to frighten.  kalawahla

frightened  
afraid, frightened, cowardly, bashful.  masepwehk

frightening  
any frightening thing or person, used with children.  kehkei
frightening.  karerrer
frightening, intimidating.  kamasepwehk
greatly feared, frightening.  masekleng
greatly feared, frightening.  mesekleng

frog  
toad, frog.  kairu

frog fish  
fish sp., a kind of frog fish.  daliere

from  
from, in opposition to; sang occurs as a separate word before locative or temporal phrases.  -sang

frond  
an unopened leaf or frond.  kupwi
coconut palm frond.  pahini
coconut palm frond.  pahleng
dried coconut palm frond; torch made of a dried coconut palm frond.  dihl₁
dried palm frond.  pahdil
frond of a sprouting coconut.  tehnpar
leaf or frond of any large leaved plant, such as taro or a palm.  pah₂

front  
ahead of, in front of, before (him, her, or it).  mwowe₁
chest, bosom; the area immediately in front of one.  pahnedi
chest, the area immediately in front of one.  mwareiso
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

frontier  
border, boundary, frontier; perineum (the area between the anus and the scrotum or vulva).  nanihr

frown  
to be frowning, unsmiling.  kounsop
to frown.  lolok

fruit  
fruit.  wahnpwur
fruit, flower.  wahntuhke₁
fruit, flower; offspring; result.  wah
rotten fruit.  mwokuhr
unripe fallen fruit.  lempe

frustrated  
frustrated, tense, worrying.  tihnleng
frustrated, tense, worrying.  tihwo
poignant, distressed, frustrated.  weikek
to be frustrated; to be full from eating too much.  wakala
to become frustrated or troubled; to be worried.  tihwohla

frustrating  
mischievious, naughty, difficult, frustrating, troubled.  ketihwo

frustration  
frustration.  weikek

fry  
to fry.  pirain

fa    fe    fi    fl    fo    fr    fu       -top-  

fulfill  
to fulfill; to obey the law; to cause to succeed.  kapwaiada

full  
full of milk, of the breasts.  liet₁
full; replete.  diring
to be frustrated; to be full from eating too much.  wakala
to be full after eating; to be satisfied; of animals, to come out of heat; to stop bearing fruit, as of a coconut tree.  lik₂
to be full, after eating.  med
to be full, after eating.  tip
to be full, of a cup of kava.  pei₂
to be satisfied; to be full, of food; to reach a climax.  id₄

fumes  
air, gas, atmosphere, breeze, wind, fumes; energy, aura.  ahng₁
fumes, spray from the surf.  edinnoh
fumes, spray from the surf.  edinsed

fun  
said of one who likes to tease or make fun of others.  kepit₂

function  
work, activity, function, affair.  doadoahk

fund raising  
fund raising.  poanreising

funeral  
an alternative name for the third day of a funeral, believed to be when the spirit of the deceased leaves the body.  rahn en loi temwen ihmw
another name for the fourth day of a funeral, when cleaning up activities take place.  rahn en kamwakel
the first day of a funeral (after sohpai₁, the day when the death occurred); also the burial day and the day when the family prepares the funeral feast of mwurilik.  rahnenserdi
the first day of a funeral (after sohpai₁, the day when the death occurred); also the burial day and the day when the family prepares the funeral feast of mwurilik.  tienpwel₂
the fourth day of a funeral, when attempts are made to cheer up the immediate family by dancing, joking, and other cheerful activities.  darak
the second day of a funeral, the family day.  koakonepwel
the second day of a funeral, the family day.  rahn en peneinei
the tenth night after a death (counting from sohpai₂), when the family hosts a farewell party in honor of the deceased.  pwohng koadoangoul
the third day of a funeral, believed to be when the spirit of the deceased leaves the body.  wenering₂
to fish on the third day of a funeral to determine whether the spirit of the deceased will bring good or bad luck.  songmaterek
wake, the day of death when the body of the deceased is present for viewing by the family.  sohpai₁
wake, funeral.  mehla

fungus  
covered by a fungus infection, perhaps so-called because of its resemblance to the fish.  ripwiripw
fungus infection.  ripwilap
fungus, fungus infection, rash.  rihpw
mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis.  saleng en eni
phosphorescence; mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis or Mycena chlorophos; a fish sp. that is luminous.  didmwerek
skin fungus causing white spots.  mweipwet
to transmit a fungus for the purpose of killing a tree.  kodouripw

funnel  
funnel.  mehn koadi
hourglass or funnel shaped; narrowing; thin waisted.  tir

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

fur  
body hair, feathers, fur.  wine
body hair, feathers, fur.  wune

furious  
red hot, of objects; angry, furious.  mwehl₁

furniture  
furniture.  tehtehn nan ihmw

furry  
furry.  winaun
hairy, furry.  wunaun

fuzz  
fuzz on the stalk of sugar cane.  nindin

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