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gable  
gable of a building.  temwen ihmw

Gafrarium pectinatum  
an edible bivalve, Gafrarium pectinatum.  keidad

gag  
to gag.  uwako
to gag.  wahloal
to gag.  wako
to retrieve from a hole with one's hand, to reach or stick a hand into a hole; to gag oneself with one's finger.  pwadik₁

gal  
guy or gal.  sereu
guy or gal; sweetheart (with ahi₂).  lahp

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

gale  
gust of wind; storm, gale.  mwutinieng

Galeola ponapensis  
orchid sp., Galeola ponapensis or Pseudovanilla ponapensis.  lamwahk

gallbladder  
gallbladder.  ehd katik

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

gallon  
gallon.  kalon

Gallus domesticus  
bird sp., chicken, Gallus domesticus.  malek

gamble  
to gamble.  pilein mwohni

game  
a card game.  sakura
a competative game.  kamwadong
a game in which one attempts to pick up a bottle with a nail tied to a line which is attached to a stick.  empwoatol
a game involving bouncing a ball between the player's legs, usually played by girls.  isimome
a game, hide-and-seek.  pisirop
a game, hop-skip-jump.  sandangdopi
a game, involving teams in a game of catch.  rosotakai
a game, paper-scissors-stone.  sangke
a game, rock-paper-scissors.  saike
a game, similar to steal-the-flag.  alasapw
game, recreation, drama.  mwadong
game, recreation, drama.  tehnmwel
in the game peisihr, the area where the reeds are thrown against the ground.  tihmw
the card game, crazy eight.  kireisi eid
the game of tag.  wiehni
to play a game involving pretending.  sounet
to play an ancient traditional reed throwing game.  peisihr
to play the game, fly-take-a-bat.  rokupadda
trump, in cards; the name of a card game.  diremw
victory; a game, similar to steal-the-flag.  pansahi

gangrene  
abscess, gangrene, fatty tumor.  edin nahn

gap-toothed  
gap-toothed, having missing or broken teeth.  ngihtok

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

garbage  
garbage, waste, debris.  kihd

Garcinia ponapensis  
tree sp., Garcinia ponapensis; medicine made from this tree is used for stopping menstrual bleeding or dysentery; also good firewood.  kehnpwil
tree sp., Garcinia ponapensis; medicine made from this tree is used to stop menstrual bleeding and dysentery; also good for firewood.  nikenpiri

garden  
clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm.  mwaht
clearing, garden, plantation, farm.  mwetiwel
seedling; small garden.  dane

gardenia  
gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.  iohsep
gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.  sarawi₂

Gardenia jasminoides  
gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.  iohsep
gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.  sarawi₂

Garfrarium tumidum  
shellfish sp., Garfrarium tumidum, eaten when available.  kemei

gargle  
to rinse one's mouth, to gargle.  dawado
to rinse one's mouth, to gargle.  mwukumwuk

garland  
a garland (mwaramwar) made of pwuhr.  elinpwur
a garland worn by high title holders.  nihn₁
a type of garland (mwaramwar) made for someone who is not expected to return.  elin soupwur
a type of garland (mwaramwar) made for the Nahnmwarki.  elin soupeidi
a type of garland worn by the nobility.  sedei
any high title; head garland, name.  lengileng
decoration, ornament, new outfit of clothing; festive attire; flower, used generically; garland.  kapwat
garland, necklace, floral necklace, lei.  mwaramwar
garland; string of flowers or beads.  ehl₁
head garland.  elin kapwat
royal garland, necklace, floral necklace, lei.  wairenieu
royal garland, necklace, floral necklace, lei.  waireniso
the royal garland (mwaramwar) placed on the head of a Nahnmwarki at his coronation.  elin katieu
to hold a high title, to wear a head garland.  lengilengih
to hold a title, to wear a head garland.  mwareniki
to hold a title; to wear a head garland.  langilangih
to put on, of a head garland.  langihada
to put on, of a head garland.  mwarehda
to wear a garland, necklace, floral necklace, or lei.  mwaramwar
to wear a garland, necklace, or lei.  mware₂
used in counting garlands.  el₂

garlic pear  
garlic pear, Crataeva speciosa.  apwuhs

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

gasoline  
gasoline.  kahs₂
gasoline.  kahsilihn
gasoline container.  deunkahs
gasoline container.  dewen kahs
gasoline tank.  dengken kahs

gasp  
to breath with unnatual effort, to gasp for breath.  esimoamoar

Gastropoda  
snail (Gastropoda), limpet (Turbo agryrostomus).  kikmosul

gate  
gate, entryway.  ewenkel

gather  
to contract, to shrink; to gather, as when a string is pulled in a piece of cloth.  eirekpene
to gather ioll vines to be used as training ropes for yam vines.  eisel
to gather kopil, a sp. of clam found in the mangrove swamp, by feeling for them in the mud with one's feet.  tiekopil
to gather lipwei, a species of clam.  seilipwei
to gather loangon, a species of sea cucumber.  seiloangon
to gather pahsu, a species of clam.  seipahsu
to gather any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.  seimenihke
to gather coral.  deurar
to gather palm fronds for thatch.  ur-
to gather reeds; to cut down vines.  kar₂
to gather rope, to haul in a line.  sal
to gather sand.  deupik
to gather up rope, to coil rope.  sim
to gather up, to catch with the hands.  rohk
to gather, of objects on the ground or of people.  rik
to gather, of things; to pile up.  akerpene
to pleat, as a dress; to gather material, to make a tuck, in sewing.  ihkos

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

gauze  
bandage, gauze.  ohdai

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gear  
gear.  kie₂

gecko  
gecko.  lamwer
a species of gecko that dwells in houses (smaller in size than limwoahren leng).  limwoahren pat
a species of gecko that dwells in trees.  limwoahren leng
a species of large gecko that dwells at the base of large trees and on the ground.  limwoahren tap
a species of small gecko that dwells under rocks in rocky areas.  limwoahren senses
gecko.  limwoahr

gene  
gene.  sihn₂

geneology  
geneology.  irekdien kadaudok
lineage, ancestry, geneology.  irekidien peneinei

general  
general, summarized.  oaralap
to give the general idea of, to give a summary of.  oarelepe

generation  
generation, age group; litter, of animals; crop.  dih₃

generator  
generator.  misihn en lioal

generic  
general name, generic name.  adalap

generosity  
generosity.  sapan
generosity.  sapekenko
generosity, as in being generous toward neighboring chiefdoms.  kalanglik
kindness, generosity.  kadek₁
kindness, generosity.  pohndewehlap
kindness, generosity, mercy, grace (the grace of God).  kalahngan

generous  
generous.  kalanglik
generous.  sapan
generous.  sapekenko
generous in contributing material goods to feasts.  temwetemwenmas
generous, merciful.  kalahngan
kind, generous, considerate.  kadek₁
kind, generous, considerate.  pohndewehlap
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
kind, merciful; generous.  reseulap
kind, merciful; generous.  roasoulap

Genesis  
Genesis, the first book of the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).  Senesis

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

genitals  
feces; internal organs or guts of smaller animals and fish; genitals of an infant girl.  pwise
genitals.  mesarawi
thing, possession; internal organs or guts of larger mammals; genitals.  kepwe

gentile  
gentiles (Biblical), foreigners, a non-native person.  mehn liki

genuflect  
to genuflect.  kelepwiki

genuflection  
genuflection.  kelepwiki

Geocarcordea natalis  
red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.  pwoaru
red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.  pworu

Geocardia herbacea  
Geocardia herbacea, used medicinally.  kapehr

Georgia  
Georgia.  Sohsia
Georgia.  Sorsia

germ  
worm, bacteria, germ.  mwahs

German  
the German period.  Mwein Sehmen

Germany  
Germany.  Dois
Germany.  Sehmen

Gerres abbreviatus  
fish sp., silverfish, Gerres abbreviatus or Gerres kapas, normally found on the fringing reef.  kasapal

Gerres kapas  
fish sp., silverfish, Gerres abbreviatus or Gerres kapas, normally found on the fringing reef.  kasapal

Gerres oyena  
fish sp., Oyena mojarra, Gerres oyena.  mwomwinleng₂

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

gesture  
to gesture menacingly, to feint a blow.  kamwere
to gesture menacingly, to feint a blow.  kemwere
to wave one's arms about, to use many arm and hand gestures while speaking.  ngapseli

get  
to be taken or gotten.  alahl-
to be taken or gotten; to be recorded, to be written down.  alahldi
the process of taking, getting, or seizing something.  alepe
to be passed around, to be passed indirectly; to be gotten around, as a problem.  kepidek
to pass around, to pass indirectly; to get around, as a problem.  kepidak
to request; to get, to use one's connections to obtain something that is needed.  kamangaida
to take, to get; to receive, to accept.  ale

get ready  
to prepare, to get ready, to warn.  kaonopada

get up  
to get up, to get out of bed.  kipada
to get up, to get out of bed.  likupwerada
to get up, to get out of bed.  pwourda

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ghost  
a ghost, of the jungle; said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past.  Lipopohnwel
a legendary male ghost, said to have dug the channel at Sapwalap with his penis.  Lapango
afraid of ghosts.  lemmw
afraid of ghosts.  lommw
ghost of the dead.  enihn nan sousou
ghost that appears to be human and that lives among people, but that can transform itself into other life forms.  eni aramas
ghost that causes dizziness and vertigo.  limaile
ghost that causes dizziness and vertigo.  maile
ghost that is found on the land, as opposed to the sea.  enihn pahn takai
ghost, spirit, usually one considered to be malicious.  eni
scary, triggering a fear of ghosts or of the dead.  kelemw
the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.  Limwohdeleng
the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.  Limwohndeleng
to trigger a fear of ghosts or of the dead.  kalamwih

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giant  
a legendary giant who assisted in building the island of Pohnpei upon Pohnnamweias.  Maukuk
giant.  kodon
giant.  kudun

giant clam  
clam sp., Tridacna gigas giant clam.  ienlam
clam sp., giant clam, Hippopus hippopus; slang for vagina.  pahsu₁

giant coral trout  
fish sp., giant coral trout, Plectropomus areolatus, or saddleback grouper, Plectropomus laevis.  ewen sawi

giant sensitive plant  
giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.  limemeirpwong
giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used medicinally.  kehsapahl
giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used medicinally.  limeirpwong

giant swamp taro  
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  inen mwakot
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  lahsekir
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahng pwiliet
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahng sewi
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahng tekatek weitahta
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngeida
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngin kialap
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngin lamerer
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngin nah
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngin pehleng
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngin pohnusamah
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngin seidip
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwatang
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  ngeli
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  simihden
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  sounpwong weneu
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Meir.  mwahngin meir
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Ngatik (Sapwuahfik).  mwahngin ngetik
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Nukuoro.  mwahngin nukuwer
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Palau.  mwahngin palau
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from the outer islands.  mwahngin namwanamw
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with a stalk colored like the sp. of lizard kieil.  mwahng kieil
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with lacy-edged leaves.  mwahng suwain
a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.  mwahngin wel
taro sp., giant swamp taro; Cyrtosperma merkusii; the generic name of a number of cultivars of this species; an important food staple that can be used when other foods are scare, thus contributing to food-security.  mwahng₂

giant sweetlips  
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

giant taro  
taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.  ohd
taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.  wehd

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

giddy  
giddy, dizzy.  mwahngieng

gift  
a gift or present from one royal personage to another.  iloakiloak
a party or gift given to a sounwini the fourth day of taking medicine.  koten wini
gift, present, prize.  kisakis
given to showering gifts upon a loved one.  limwaramwar
provisions taken on a trip; gift taken on a trip; good deeds, used biblically; advice taken to heart, fish acquired from another canoe in a exchange of fish.  kepinwar
to give a gift to show one's love for another.  mwar₂
to give a gift, present, or prize.  kisakis
to give a party or gift to a medicine maker or traditional masseur the fourth day of taking medicine or treatment.  ilisapw
to give a party or gift to a medicine maker or traditional masseur the fourth day of taking the medicine or receiving the treatment.  elisapw
tool; gift or contribution to a party.  mehn doadoahk
tribute, reward; payment; fee; gift; tax.  isais

gigantic  
gigantic, spacious.  angahng

giggle  
giggle, snicker.  memmen
to giggle.  dingai

gill  
gill.  ede₁

ginger  
a native ginger, Alpinia carolinensis.  ieuieu
a native ginger, Alpinia carolinensis.  iouiou
ginger, Zingiber officinale.  sohnga
lilly spp., butterfly lily, Hedychium coronarium and Hedychium flavescens; ginger, Zingiber officinale.  sinter
the rose-colored flower of wild ginger.  likeidihd₁
wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.  oangen pahnle
wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.  oangen pele

ginger ale  
ginger ale.  sinse

Ginia impricata  
a skin disease, Ginia impricata, causing continuous peeling.  kilin waii

girdle  
girdle; string, rope or similar objects for fastening.  mehn pirapir

girl  
a familiar name for addressing a little girl; odor bearer.  lipwohpwo
girl; queen, in playing cards.  serepein

girlfriend  
to have a boyfriend or girlfriend.  ahnek

Gironniera celtidifolia  
plant sp., Gironniera celtidifolia.  kehmwut

girt  
girt, a beam connecting the corner posts of the exterior frame of a building at the roof level.  ndape

girth  
bulk, thickness, girth.  ahlap

gist  
flesh of any tuber, as of a yam, taro, or tapioca; core, kernel; gist.  moahr

give  
to be betrayed; to be given away, without motivation or compensation.  pengipengla
to be given a title.  kemmwar
to be influenced, to give in, with a negative connotation.  duk
to betray; to reveal a secret; to give away, without motivation or compensation.  pangala
to feed; to give food.  katungoale
to give a gift or present from one royal personage to another.  iloakiloake
to give a gift to show one's love for another.  mwar₂
to give a title.  dahmwar
to give a title.  kemmware
to give a title.  pekimwar
to give a title.  pwekimwar
to give bad advice.  kaweidsuwedih
to give birth.  naitikihdi
to give birth; to be a parent; to possess, to draw interest, of money.  neitik
to give fish to the occupant(s) of another fishing canoe, to give a gift to a departng party.  kepinwere
to give food, to pay, to give goods as payment.  katingih
to give food, to pay, to give goods as payment.  katingih
to give out from exhaustion; to become numb.  kehkla
to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit.  dukieng
to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit.  oke₂
to repay, to give back in recompense or reply.  dipuk
to repay, to give back in recompense or reply.  dupuk
to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to.  kise
to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to.  kisekise
to suffer, physically or mentally; to be tired; to give up.  lok
to suffer, physically or mentally; to be tired; to give up.  lokedi

gizzard  
gizzard; slang for penis.  kataul

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glance  
glance, glimpse.  elielpailong
glance, glimpse.  kilengsemwen
to glance, to glimpse, to take a quick look.  kilengsemwen
to glimpse at, to glance at, to take a quick look at.  elielpailonge
to glimpse at, to glance at, to take a quick look at.  kilengsemwene
to look askance at, to glance at, to look out of the corner of one's eye at.  ikintenge
to look askance at, to glance at, to look out of the corner of one's eye at.  kadahrlangih
to look askance at, to glance at, to look out of the corner of one's eye at.  kadahrlenge
to look askance, to glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye.  ikintangih
to look askance, to glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye.  kadahrleng

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

glare  
to glare at, to look at.  keduwara

glass  
glass, drinking glass, glasses, goggles, mirror.  kilahs

glasses  
glass, drinking glass, glasses, goggles, mirror.  kilahs
reading glasses.  kilahs en wadawad
sunglasses, dark glasses.  kilahs toantoal

glide  
to slide or glide noiselessly and smoothly.  dedell

glimpse  
glance, glimpse.  elielpailong
glance, glimpse.  kilengsemwen
to glance, to glimpse, to take a quick look.  elielpailong
to glance, to glimpse, to take a quick look.  kilengsemwen
to glimpse at, to glance at, to take a quick look at.  elielpailonge
to glimpse at, to glance at, to take a quick look at.  kilengsemwene

glistening  
glistening, blinding.  kamahliel
shiny, glistening, polished.  melengileng

Glochidion marianum  
plant sp., Glochidion marianum, Glochidion puberulum, and Glochidion ramiflorum.  luwekindinloal

Glochidion puberulum  
plant sp., Glochidion marianum, Glochidion puberulum, and Glochidion ramiflorum.  luwekindinloal

Glochidion ramiflorum  
plant sp., Glochidion marianum, Glochidion puberulum, and Glochidion ramiflorum.  luwekindinloal
tree sp., Glochidion ramiflorum, the terminal buds of which are used for increasing the appetite of young children.  mwehk

gloomy  
disappointed, sorrowful, gloomy, downcast.  pahtou₁
disappointed, sorrowful, gloomy, downcast.  pohtou

glorify  
to beautify, to embellish, to decorate; to glorify.  kalingana
to beautify, to embellish, to decorate; to glorify.  kelingana

glory  
glory; beauty.  kalingan
glory; beauty.  kelingan

glorytower  
plant sp., glorytower, Clerodendrum inerme.  ilau

glove  
baseball glove.  kurop
glove.  deipwukuro
glove.  depwukuro

glow  
to burn, to make a fire glow.  oke₁
to start or to burn, of a fire; to glow, as of embers.  ngken

glucose  
glucose.  kuluhkous

glue  
glue.  kiluh
glue.  kuluh
glue.  mehn kapas

gluttonous  
gluttonous.  mesen mwenge
gluttonous.  nein mwenge
gluttonous, given to eating too much.  engidek
gluttonous, given to eating too much.  engine
gluttonous, given to eating too much.  mwahngihada
gluttonous, given to eating too much.  mworuhru

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go  
Proceed immediately!; Go ahead!.  nna
always on the go, always bumming around.  moahloahl
to accompany, join, or go with, to participate, to attend.  iang
to always go with, to always tag along; to be attached to, to adhere to.  pwilih
to appear; to show up; to go through; to pass, in a race.  pwar
to approach or depart directly on a canoe; to come or go directly.  ih-
to cause to move further; to pass along; to go on; to kill or finish off, of something wounded.  kadauluhl
to come or go.  ape-
to come or go.  koh-
to come or go directly.  inen-
to come or go early in the morning; to commute.  sangk
to come or go in a hurry, often in response to a leader's demands or an emergency.  piser-
to come or go in pairs.  mpwer-
to come or go, used in a derogatory way.  pwulahk
to encircle, to go around; to circle.  kapil
to fit, to go together well.  konpene
to follow, as a trail or path, to go after, to pursue, to obey.  idawehn
to go around something.  pidakih
to go around something.  reulenge
to go around, to run a lap₂.  pidek
to go around, to run a lap₂.  reuleng
to go beyond, to exceed, to surpass, to overtake.  sipele
to go by way of going outside the barrier reef; to travel in a roundabout way.  pideklik
to go first, to precede, to start early.  tieng
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
to go through an entrance or opening.  pwed-
to go underwater; to dive.  du
to ignite, to add wood to a fire; to speed up, to make go faster, as an engine.  saunehng
to march₁; to go together, to accompany one another.  kapar
to oppose, to disagree with; to go against.  uhweng
to pass by, to go beyond.  douluhl
to pass by, to go beyond; after, with reference to telling time.  daulih
to penetrate, go through, or pass into.  dil
to send; to let go, to release.  kadar

goal  
an instructional goal.  wahn kasukuhl lap

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

goatfish  
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 spp., Mullidae, any of a number of goatfishes, normally found on the barrier reef.  epil

go-between  
an intermediary, a go-between between a man and a woman.  kapahndil

god  
the thunder god.  Nahnsapwe
the trickster god of the Central Carolines.  Olapahd
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
a minor Pohnpeian deity; a title.  Luhk
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

God  
God.  Kauno
God.  Koht₁
the Creator, God.  Sounwia
the spirit of God.  Ngenen Koht

goddess  
one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage that led to the creation and settlement of Pohnpei; the ancestral goddess of the Dipwinmen clan.  Limwehtu
the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.  Limwohdeleng
the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.  Limwohndeleng
the ancestral goddess of the Lasialap clan who provided the island with a variety of plant and animal life.  Mwasen Pahdol
the ancestral goddess of the Lasialap clan who provided the island with a variety of plants and animals.  Mwesen Pahdol
the ancestral goddess of the Sounkawad clan.  Inahs
the Pohnpeian eel goddess.  Ilake

godfather  
godfather.  padrino

goggles  
diving or fishing goggles.  kilahs en du
glass, drinking glass, glasses, goggles, mirror.  kilahs

gold  
gold.  kohl

goldman's sweetlips  
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

gold-spotted rabbitfish  
fish sp., gold-spotted rabbitfish, Siganus punctatus.  palapal

Gomphrena globosa  
a herbaceous ornamental, Gomphrena globosa.  kapwunior
a herbaceous ornamental, Gomphrena globosa.  pawehs

gonorrhea  
gonorrhea.  kanahria
gonorrhea.  rimpio
to have gonorrhea.  rimpio

good  
good.  kanakan
good.  mwahu
good.  nei
good at something, clever.  kadek₂
good news; good reputation; gospel (Biblical).  rongamwahu
good news; good reputation; gospel (Biblical).  rongamwahu
good-hearted.  loalamwahu
having a good reputation.  adamwahu
looking good, elegant; appropriate.  pa₄
peaceful, calm; good.  lehle
provisions taken on a trip; gift taken on a trip; good deeds, used biblically; advice taken to heart, fish acquired from another canoe in a exchange of fish.  kepinwar
to like or love, to consider good, to desire sexually; to agree, to like, to prefer.  mwahuki

Good Friday  
Good Friday.  Alem Sarawi

good natured  
shy, sheepish; kind; good natured.  loalmoakoamoak

goodbye  
a formal greeting or leave taking expression, as hello or goodbye.  kaselehlie

good-looking  
good-looking, pretty, handsome.  masamwahu
pretty, good-looking, handsome.  pikapik₂

goodness  
goodness of.  mwahuwi

goods  
goods and resources supplied by non-relatives.  koadelik
to give food, to pay, to give goods as payment.  katingih

Google  
Google.  kuhkel

goose  
goose.  kuhs

goose bumps  
goose bumps.  nindin kili

gore  
to husk a coconut; to gore, to engage in sexual intercourse in a female superior position.  kodom
to husk with a stick; to gore; to engage in sexual intercourse in a female superior position.  kodokod

gorilla  
gorilla.  korila

gospel  
good news; good reputation; gospel (Biblical).  rongamwahu

gospel music  
hymn, gospel music.  koulin sarawi

gossip  
a gossip.  limwengin
gossip about the Nahnmwarki or the Nahnken.  pilenpahnmweli
gossip, rumor.  kauduhd
gossip, rumor.  rongapar
gossip, whisperer.  liketihti
gossip; criticism.  lipahned
to gossip.  pilenpahnmweli
to gossip about, to talk secretly about.  lipahnede
to gossip about, to talk secretly about.  pilenpahnmwelih
to gossip; to criticize.  lipahned
to transmit gossip.  lipeiketihti
transmitter of gossip.  lirehre

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

gourd  
calabash, gourd.  pwilel

government  
government.  koapwoarment
office, government.  ohpis

governor  
governor, district administrator.  kepina

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grab  
to be catching fish from holes in the coral by hand; to be grabbing at a woman's vagina.  pwedipwed
to grab, to seize.  kul
to grab, to seize, to plunder.  kulih
to learn, to learn about; to catch up with; to grab, to hold.  koledi

grace  
fortune, wealth, affluence, happiness, grace.  isar
fortune, wealth, affluence; happiness, grace.  paii
kindness, generosity, mercy, grace (the grace of God).  kalahngan
privilege, blessing, grace, benefit.  kapaii
privilege, blessing, grace, benefit, used in religous contexts.  kupwuramwahu

grade  
grade; score.  deng₂
group, team, grade level; used by the Madolenihmw government for a political division consisting of a number of kousapws.  pwihn

graduate  
to change status; to graduate.  kesepwil
to change the status of someone or something, to graduate.  kasapwil
to graduate from, to finish anything.  neksang

graduation  
promotion; demotion; graduation.  kesepwil

grain  
a grain of rice.  weren rais
grain, of wood; chip or slice, as of breadfruit or taro.  dip

grainy  
lumpy, grainy.  warahr

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

grand  
grand, as for a grandparent.  kahlap

grandfather  
grandfather, sometimes one's spouse's grandfather.  pahpa kahlap
grandfather, spouse's grandfather, father's mother's brother.  sahm kahlap

grandmother  
grandmother, sometimes one's spouse's grandmother.  ihn kahlap
grandmother, sometimes one's spouse's grandmother.  nohno kahlap

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

grass  
any thistle-like grass.  dipwtekatek
grass sp., napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum.  poakso
grass sp., paddle grass, Ischaemum chordatum.  rehpadil
grass sp., sword grass, Miscanthus floridulus, a reed-like grass that is used in the game peisihr.  sapeleng
grass spp., crow-foot grass, Chrysopogon aciculatus or Eleusine indica.  rehtakai
weed, grass.  dihpw

grass skirt  
grass skirt, commonly made of coconut or pandanus fibers, now commonly worn by men at feasts.  koahl
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 wear a grass skirt.  koal

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

grass sp.  
grass sp.  inenkereut
grass sp.  kereut
grass sp.  liemeir
grass sp.  limemeir
grass sp.  rehn sehmen
grass sp. Paspalum conjugatum.  rehnwaii
grass sp., Centella asiatica.  liwadawad marer
grass sp., Cyperus javanicus, a perennial sedge that grows to a height of approx. three feet.  use
grass sp., Cyrtococcum patens.  sohmaleh
grass sp., Paspalum vaginatum.  dumwur
grass sp., napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum.  poakso
grass sp., paddle grass, Ischaemum chordatum.  rehpadil
grass sp., sword grass, Miscanthus floridulus, a reed-like grass that is used in the game peisihr.  sapeleng
grass sp., used for medicine.  likinwel

grass spp.  
grass spp., Andropogon glaber or Paspalum cartilagineum.  rehnta
grass spp., Cyrtococcum accrescens or Oplismenus hirtellus.  rehmaikol
grass spp., crow-foot grass, Chrysopogon aciculatus or Eleusine indica.  rehtakai

grasshopper  
grasshopper.  mansiek
grasshopper.  mensiek

grasslands  
low-lying grasslands, often covered with ferns and scattered shrubs and trees.  nanmall

grassy  
weedy, grassy.  dipwidipw

grate  
to grate on a coconut grater.  kohke
to grate on a coconut grater.  koikoi₂
to grate, as taro.  idihd₁
to grate; to force; to compel, to persuade, to coerce.  iding₁

grater  
any grater, other than a coconut grater.  kisin ihr
the shell of the clam sp. called lipwei; coconut grater.  pelik

grating  
grating or unpleasant, of the voice; employing an offensive tone of voice.  ngilawas

grave  
grave, cemetery.  sousou

gravel  
an area covered with gravel, pebbles, or crushed coral, as in Pohrakied, an area of Kolonia.  rakied
gravel, pebbles, crushed coral, any rock-like material used as a ground cover, as for a road.  pwuker
pebble, a piece of gravel or crushed coral.  weren rakied

gray  
gray hair.  pwetepwet
gray headed; flowering, of mango trees.  moangepwet
gray, grayish; dust covered.  pehsehs

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

grayish  
gray, grayish; dust covered.  pehsehs

grease  
grease, fat.  kirihs
grease, fat.  wih₃
mush, grease.  pwidikanakan

greasy  
fishy, greasy; filthy.  kideidei
mushy, greasy.  pwidikanakan
not greasy, fleshy.  saiwih
oily, greasy.  moatoar₁

great  
great growth; person of great growth.  oslapalap
great growth; person of great growth.  oslapalap
high ranking, esteemed, great,.  lapalap

great barracuda  
fish sp., great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda.  suhre

great crested tern  
bird sp., great crested tern, Sterna bergii.  sakier

greater amberjack  
fish sp., greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili.  oarong seik

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

greatness  
bigness, greatness.  laud

greed  
greed.  neimwel
greed.  noahrok

greedy  
greedy, acquisitive.  neimwel
greedy, acquisitive.  noahrok
greedy, always wanting the biggest or the best.  pwinimas
greedy; egoistic.  mwoaruhru
said of one who is selective about what food to offer others; greedy with food.  kisakol
said of one who is selective about what food to offer others; greedy with food.  kisekol
to covet, to be greedy for.  neimwele
to covet, to be greedy for.  noahroke

green  
green.  pohndihpw
green.  pohntehndipw
of breadfruit or bananas, still green but ready to eat.  ngkel
of plants, to be a deep healthy green; of the skin, sleek.  molomol
raw; green, not yet dried, of wood; fresh.  mour

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

green thumb  
successful in growing things, having a green thumb; successful in seeking a spouse.  pohnpe

greet  
to await; to welcome, to greet.  awihodo
to greet.  depwekinieng
to greet.  rahnmwahu
to greet, to send a greeting.  depwekinienge
to greet, to send a greeting.  rahnmwahwih

greeting  
a formal greeting or leave taking expression, as hello or goodbye.  kaselehlie
a formal greeting said to the occupants of a canoe, boat, or motor vehicle.  kaselehlie tehnwaren
a formal greeting said to the occupants of a dwelling.  kaselehlie tehnpasen
a greeting conveyed in absentia through a third party.  rerenmwel
a greeting in absentia by the Nahnmwarki.  depwekenleng
a greeting used by the occupants of an arriving canoe.  wahr pei sakar
greeting.  depwekinieng
greeting.  rahnmwahu
to greet, to send a greeting.  depwekinienge
to greet, to send a greeting.  rahnmwahwih
to send a greeting.  depwekenlenge

grenade  
hand grenade.  deriuhdang

grief  
grief caused by the death of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken or their spouses.  eimwoaluhlap
grief, trouble.  katoutou
sorrow, sadness, grief.  eimwelu
sorrow, sadness, grief.  eimwoalu

grieve  
to be sad, to be grieving, to be mourning.  eimwelu
to be sad, to be grieving, to be mourning.  eimwoalu

grieving  
to be sad, to be grieving, to be mourning.  eimwelu
to be sad, to be grieving, to be mourning.  eimwoalu

grimy  
grimy, sticky, the feeling one has when one needs to bathe.  lidapedep

grind  
to grind one's teeth.  ngihtehte

grinder  
grinder.  mehn kapisetik

grinning  
grinning, without opening the mouth.  pohkomwokomw

grip  
to slip off, to lose one's grip when climbing; to be discharged, of a weapon; to miss one's chance.  pisel

gristle  
gristle, cartilage.  kopwukopw₂

gritty  
gritty, rough, not smooth.  arekarek

groan  
to hum, to groan, to produce a very soft sound.  ingitik

grocery bag  
plastic grocery bag.  edrarrar

groin  
groin.  nandang

groom  
ornamented; well groomed, neat, stylish.  ipwerek
to ornament; to groom.  kaipwarak
to ornament; to groom.  kaipwarakih
to ornament; to groom.  kaipwerek
to ornament; to groom.  kaipwerekih
to pick lice from one's hair; to groom.  litepwitepw
to pick lice from one's hair; to groom.  mpek

groove  
ditch, trench, groove.  warawar₁

grope  
to feel around for when unable to see an object, to grope around for, to probe for.  dehm

gross  
employing gross or inappropriate speech, speaking openly of sex, usually by women.  ausaledek

ground  
bare ground.  mwetpwel
dirt, soil, earth, ground.  pwehl₁
ground level of a feasthouse.  nanras
ground, in the ground.  nanpwel

grounder  
grounder, in baseball.  koro

group  
a conservative Protestant church auxiliary group.  Iukenpwont
a group of people who take turns working on one another's land.  kumiai
a swarm of animate beings, group.  mwusumwus
a swarm of animate beings, group.  mwutumwut
archipelago; group of islands.  kahndeke
company, corporation, group.  kaisa
group of sizeable islands.  kahnsapw
group, cluster of, bunch of.  uhn
group, team, grade level; used by the Madolenihmw government for a political division consisting of a number of kousapws.  pwihn
row, group, always appears with the construct suffix.  kah-
to go around in a group.  pelipelien
to move as a group.  mwus
traditional dance group.  pwihnen kahlek
training group, kindergarten, Head Start program.  pwihnen kaiahn

grouper  
a school of groupers (specifically sawi₂).  angak
fish sp. a kind of grouper.  wider en pohn mad
fish sp., black-tipped grouper, Epinephelus fasciatus.  senser₃
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., coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata.  mwoalus pohn weitahta
fish sp., giant coral trout, Plectropomus areolatus, or saddleback grouper, Plectropomus laevis.  ewen sawi
fish sp., grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus melanoleucus, or Plectropomus truncates.  sawi₂
fish sp., malabar grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus.  mwanger ripwiripw
fish sp., narrow curve-banded grouper, Epinephelus morrhua.  kiol en pohnwol
fish sp., sevenbanded grouper, Epinephelus septembasciatus.  deiahwe
fish sp., snowy grouper, a variety of Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.  sammenip
fish sp., snubnose grouper, Epinephelus macrospilos.  mwanger pwet
fish sp., whitemargin lyretail grouper, Variola albimarginata.  sawi pwiliet
fish sp., whitespotted grouper, Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.  mwanger en nanipil
Serranidae (groupers), fish sp., bluespotted grouper, Cephalopholis argus, normally found in lagoons and near patch and barrier reefs.  mwoalusulus
starspotted grouper, Epinephelus hexagonatus, normally found on fringing, lagoon, and patch reefs, as well as the barrier reef; any of a number of Serranidae spp.  mwanger

grove  
a grove of bananas.  welin uht
a grove of coconut palms.  welin nih
a grove of trees.  welin tuhke

grow  
to be successful, to flourish; to grow.  pweida
to grow.  osada
to grow up in a location or condition.  tikida
to grow up, to progress.  keirda
to sprout, to grow.  os

growl  
to growl or snarl at.  ngiringirih
to growl or snarl, to quarrel.  ngiringir

growth  
a fleshy growth on the upper part of the beak of a female pigeon; abnormal fleshy growth or tumor on the surface of the skin; the sighting bead on a rifle.  kunut
a hard core-like abnormal growth sometimes found in breadfruit.  tihnmwomw

grudge  
hatred; grudge; prejudice.  kailok
to be bothered by something insignifican; to be envious, to hold a grudge.  lingohtik
to hold a grudge.  inaptihnmwomw
to hold a grudge against someone.  akatantat

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

grumpy  
lacking a musical voice; grumpy.  ngilsuwed

grunt  
the oinking or grunting sound of a pig.  ngopwungopw
to oink, to grunt, of a pig.  ngopw

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Guam  
Guam.  Kuam

guard  
custodian, guardian, security guard, watchman.  sounsilasil
guard, sentry.  kaiko
pastor; watchman, guard, protector.  silepe
security guard.  pampei
to be left behind to guard a house.  sileimw
to guard.  kaiko
to guard.  sile₁
to guard or protect through the use of magic.  silehdi
to guard; to maintain a vigil.  pisilei

guardian  
custodian, guardian, security guard, watchman.  sounsilasil

guava  
strawberry guava, Psidium cattleianum and Psidium guajava, the leaves of which are boiled to make a tea which is effective in the treatment of diarrhea.  kuwahpa

guess  
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 hang; to weigh; to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to guess.  teneki

guest  
guest.  mehn keiru
guest house; house built for visiting royalty.  imwen kinte

Guettarda speciosa  
tree sp., Guettarda speciosa, commonly found on atolls and used in the manufacture of outrigger struts.  ihd₂

guidance  
to nurture; to raise children, to provide guidance for children; to develop or adopt habits or ideas from.  kairada
to steer a vehicle; to provide guidance.  ilihlih
to steer a vehicle; to provide guidance.  iling

guide  
to be lead₁ or guided, to be escorted.  pakahr
to guide, to direct.  ilin
to lead₁ or guide; to escort someone to some place.  kahre
to lead₁ or guide; to set an example for; to advise; to give directions.  kaweid
to lead₁ or guide; to set an example for; to advise; to give directions.  kepindewe
to lead₁, to guide.  kahluwa

guilty  
to be guilty.  dipada
to be responsible for immoral behavior; to be guilty.  dipaniki

guitar  
guitar.  kida

gum  
chewing gum.  kisinpwil
chewing gum.  pwilis
gum, of a tree.  pwihl

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

gums  
gums, of the teeth.  katengeniot
gums, of the teeth.  utun ngih

gun  
air gun.  kukusuh
gun, as a rifle or speargun.  kesik
machine gun.  kikansu
machine gun, automatic weapon.  kesik misihn
machine gun, automatic weapon.  kesik pirerrer

gush  
to gush; to climax or ejaculate.  kus

gust  
gust of wind.  tumwenieng
gust of wind; storm, gale.  mwutinieng
lightning without thunder; gust of wind.  ipihp
whirlwind, waterspout, tornado; gust of wind containing rain.  einiar

guts  
belly, guts, stomach.  kapehd
feces; internal organs or guts of smaller animals and fish; genitals of an infant girl.  pwise
guts, in the sense of fortitude or the seat of the emotions.  nankapehd
thing, possession; internal organs or guts of larger mammals; genitals.  kepwe
wish, intention, decision, desire, heart; belly, guts, stomach.  kupwur₁

gutter  
gutter; bamboo or pipe used to channel a flow of water.  kereker

guy  
guy or gal.  sereu
guy or gal; sweetheart (with ahi₂).  lahp

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

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

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

Gymnothorax javanicus  
moray eel, Gymnothorax javanicus, commonly found in deep water.  lapwedehlam

Gynotroches axillaries  
mangrove sp., Gynotroches axillaries, used in medicine; found in forests in the interior, rather than in swamps.  akenwel

Gynotroches axillaris  
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

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