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

hack  
to hack with a knife.  pal
to hack with a knife.  pele

hacksaw  
hacksaw.  reseres en mete

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

hair  
gray hair.  pwetepwet
abnormal hair, course and rapid growing.  ineng₂
body hair.  inen ihrekiso
body hair, feathers, fur.  wine
body hair, feathers, fur.  wune
braided hair, of the head.  ihkos en ieuieu
braided hair, of the head.  ingihng₁
hair of the big toe.  likaupenleng
hair of the big toe.  winen sendilap
hair whorl on the crown of the head, two of which (a double crown) are said to be the mark of a naughty child.  asiper
hair, of the head.  ieuieuleng
hair, of the head.  pitenmoang
hair, of the head.  pitenpwaipwai
hair, of the head.  pitentepwitepw
long hair of a woman.  pwilipeipei
pubic hair.  wakar
pubic hair.  winen pahnpwoal
strand of hair.  pitenpeipei
strand of hair.  pitenwel
strand of hair.  uliunleng
to cut hair very short.  seimad

hair clipper  
hair clipper.  parikang

hairbrained  
thoughtless, hairbrained.  sepwelmas

hairbrush  
hairbrush.  kisepeseng₁

haircut  
a haircut.  kotokot
a haircut.  seisei₂
a haircut.  tahta
haircut.  kotoamoang
to be given a haircut.  kotokot
to be given a haircut.  seisei₂
to be given a haircut.  tahta
to cut, to give a haircut.  sehk₁

hairy  
hairy.  winan
hairy, furry.  wunaun
hairy, of the navel.  keidupwus

Halcyon cinnamomina  
bird sp., Micronesian kingfisher, Halcyon cinnamomina.  kutoahr

half  
fifty-fifty, half to each; opposite ends.  elep elep
one; half, of objects divided horizontally or by their width.  elep

half beak  
fish sp., half beak, Hemiramphus guoyi.  pwuwas

half full  
to be approximately half full, of a container of liquid.  lepin

half-barred snapper  
fish sp., half-barred snapper, Lutjanus semicinctus.  inahme

half-caste  
half-caste.  apkahs
half-caste, especially someone of Japanese and Micronesian ancestry.  ainoko

half-slip  
skirt, half-slip.  urohs
skirt, half-slip with a zigzag or half-moon pattern at the bottom.  siksak

halibut  
fish sp., halibut.  liper₁

halt  
to halt, to stop; to hold, in a card game.  ohlet

ham  
ham.  ahm

hamburger  
hamburger.  amperker

hammer  
hammer.  ahmwe
hammer.  ama
to be hammered.  pos₁
to hammer.  pasur
to hammer.  poasur
to hammer.  pospos
to hammer.  posur

hammerhead shark  
fish sp., hammerhead shark.  pako lohpwu

hammock  
hammock for children.  mwek
swing, hammock, seesaw.  likahs
swing, hammock, seesaw.  lisahk

hand  
arm, hand.  limahr
arm, hand.  lime
arm, hand.  limeiso
arm, hand; foreleg, as of a dog.  peh
hand of bananas.  kataul en uht
hand, of bananas.  ih₃
hand; land belonging to the Nahnmwarki.  nilime
hand; land belonging to the Nahnmwarki; a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifier sapwe.  nillime
hand; land belonging to the Nahnmwarki; a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifier sapwe.  ninlime
hands of a clock or watch.  rahn kuloak
right-hand.  kehlap
the inner part of the hand.  nanpeh
the inner part of the hand.  tehlapalap
to hand something to someone.  kih-
to hand something to someone.  limeh-
to hand something to someone, to place something on another thing.  patohwan-
to hold one's hands behind one's back.  peliklim
to hold one's hands behind one's back.  pelikpe

handbag  
basket, purse, handbag.  kopwou
basket, purse, handbag.  kupwu
basket, purse, handbag.  ohdou
basket, purse, handbag.  palang₂
handbag, purse.  empehk

handcuff  
to be handcuffed.  ainpene
to handcuff.  ainepene
to handcuff.  ainih₂

handcuffs  
handcuffs, shackles, irons.  ain₂

handful  
handful.  roakoaroak
to take in handfuls; to make a fist.  roake

handgun  
handgun.  kesik mwotomwot

handiwork  
result of one's work, handiwork; writing, handwriting, signature.  menginpeh

handkerchief  
handkerchief.  angkasi
handkerchief.  angkesip
handkerchief.  limwinpwudo
handkerchief.  peian₂

handle  
attached handle, as of a basket, suitcase, lamp, etc.  ohntile
handle.  mehl
handle.  tilepe
handle of a tool.  mangil
handle, as for a bucket.  uhntil
spear handle.  ihpw₁
spear handle.  ipwen ketieu
stem; handle.  kirikir

handshake  
handshake.  itipe

handsome  
good-looking, pretty, handsome.  masamwahu
pretty, good-looking, handsome.  pikapik₂
reddened, of the skin; handsome, perfect.  pwukapwuk

handwriting  
result of one's work, handiwork; writing, handwriting, signature.  menginpeh

hang  
to be suspended, to be dangling, to be hanging.  mwotou
to be hung up.  lang
to be hung up; to be weighed.  tenek
to commit suicide by hanging oneself.  lusiam
to be hanging, to be suspended.  tilekek
to cause another to hang his/her head in shame or embarrasment; to degrade someone, to put someone down.  kaitiek
to cause another to hang his/her head in shame or embarrasment; to degrade someone, to put someone down.  keitiek
to hang down.  mweteu
to hang up.  langa
to hang up, of a telephone.  angup
to hang, as at an execution.  kalusiamala
to hang; to weigh; to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to guess.  teneki
to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.  kamwatau
to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.  kamwataur
to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.  kamwotou
to wear earrings; to hang from the ear.  tie₁

hangar  
airplane hangar.  imwen sompihr

hanger  
hanger or hook on which to hang something.  dilipe

Haplopteris elongata  
fern sp., Haplopteris elongata, ribbon fern.  mwosou

happen  
happen to.  peien
to happen to.  pisella
to happen to.  serala
to occur, to happen; to have sexual intercourse.  wiawi

happiness  
fortune, wealth, affluence, happiness, grace.  isar
fortune, wealth, affluence; happiness, grace.  paii
happiness.  nsenamwahu
happiness.  pahnioasamwahu
happiness, joy.  keremweliso
happiness, joy.  kupwur keremwel
happiness, joy.  peren₁
laughter, happiness.  uruhr
to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to.  kaperenih
to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to.  kapoulaulih

happy  
blessed, happy.  meid paii
fortunate, healthy, happy.  paiiamwahu
fortunate, healthy, happy.  paiiamwahuda
fortunate, wealthy, happy.  isar
fortunate; wealthy; happy.  paii
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  namweirak
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  namweirek
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  nsenamwahu
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  pahnioasamwahu
happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable.  udenmwel
happy, joyful.  keremwel
happy, joyful.  kupwur keremwel
happy, joyful.  peren₁
happy-looking, smiling.  likokouruhr
to be happy or content with each other.  pwopwot
to be happy or content with each other.  pwupwut
to be joyous or happy.  iraslonglap
to boost one's pride; to make one happy or proud.  kapohle
to laugh, happy.  uruhr
to make someone happy or wealthy, to bless someone.  kapahiada

harbor  
harbor in Madolenihmw.  Lohd
large pass in the outer reef and the area inside the reef adjacent to the pass; harbor.  kepidau

hard  
difficult, hard, troublesome, impossible.  apwal
hard times, difficulty, problem.  apwal
hard to find.  salong
hard, not soft.  kekel
hard, not soft; tough, as of meat.  kekeluwak
industrious, hard working.  pwerisek
to be hardened.  kekeluwakala
to harden, to lend more force to.  kaukehong

hardheaded  
extremely hardheaded.  pwukerwahnioamoang
given to stealing food at a feast; hardheaded.  lidoandoar

hardly  
hardly.  semwene

hardpan  
clay, hardpan.  peiruhru

hardy  
successful; hardy, of crops and domesticated animals.  pwei

harelip  
harelip.  aupwal
to have a harelip.  aupwal

harlequin 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

harlot  
harlot.  lisalenohl
prostitute, whore, harlot.  liemweseu
prostitute, whore, harlot.  lih nenek

harm  
to harm.  tiahksuwedih

harmonica  
harmonica.  keseng kekihr
harmonica.  keseng pepeuk

harp  
harp.  arp

harpoon  
harpoon; metal spear tip.  opohn
spear, harpoon.  ketieu₁

harsh  
unpleasant, always in a bad mood; harsh acting.  lipwusingar

harvest  
to be harvested, of bananas; to be cut or sliced up.  sapasap₁
to be harvested, of kava.  sar₂
to cut or harvest sugar cane.  weseiseu
to harvest a new planting of kava, traditionally taken to the Nahnmwarki.  wisik pwehl
to harvest yams.  nginger suwed
to harvest, of bananas.  sapak
to harvest, of kava.  sarek₃

harvester  
harvester.  soundolung

hasten  
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
to hasten.  kapiser
to hasten.  karwa
to hasten.  kerwa

hasty  
hasty.  pwurur
hasty or rash, of a decision.  lamkaru
hasty, rash, careless.  ripwaripw

hat  
hat.  lisoarop
hat.  ohpweisou
hat; sun visor made from coconut fronds, used while fishing.  pweisou

hatch  
hatch of a ship.  ahs₂
to hatch.  kasawa

hate  
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  kalahdiki
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  kesilangih
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  sautiki
to disdain; to hate; to dislike.  suwediki
to hate each other, of two people.  poakaoilok
to hate or dislike, of people.  kailongki
to vehemently hate.  tatki

hatred  
hatred; grudge; prejudice.  kailok

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

haul  
to gather rope, to haul in a line.  sal

have  
to have an affair.  kerir
to own, to have, used with nouns occurring with the classifier ah.  ahneki
to own, to have, used with nouns occurring with the classifier nah.  nainiki
to raise , to rear₁, to have children.  nainikihda

Hawai'i  
Hawai'i.  Awai

hawksbill turtle  
turtle sp., hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.  sapwake

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he  
he, she, it.  e₁
he, she, it.  ih₂

head  
a shaved head.  koimad
back of the head.  likinleng
back of the head.  likinpaiki
fringing reef flat; large coral head.  mad₁
head.  kadokenmei
head.  kodokenmei
head.  moahng₁
head.  pai₂
head.  peipei₃
head.  tahpw₂
head.  wahl₂
head of a clan; chief of a section of land; member of the clan of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken; master of a house, store, etc.  Soumas
head of a parish, in the Catholic church.  silipen mwomwohdiso
head of a yam.  mesenpek
lower part of the back of the head.  kepinpaiki
ruler, boss, leader, director, head.  kaun
the female head of a clan.  limesekedil
the male head of a clan.  pedihsou
title of the highest chief in one of the two title lines; counselor; hereditary head of the primary ruling clan in the dual system of titles in each of the five districts of Pohnpei.  Nahnken
to lead₁, to serve as the head of.  moange
to precede, to head, to lead; to prefix.  mwoweh
to rule, to boss, to lead₁, to direct, to head.  kaun

Head Start  
Head Start, an educational program for preschool children.  Ehdsdahr
training group, kindergarten, Head Start program.  pwihnen kaiahn

headache  
brain; headache, dizziness.  mwahliel
headache.  moangmedek
headache that can by treated by medication.  soumwahu en moahng medek
headache, nausea, and vomiting, a condition more severe than soumwahu en moahng medek.  soumwahu en mwahliel
mangrove sickness, causing one to experience joint pain, with an accompanying headache, stomach ache, and back ache; the intensity of the illness is said to vary with the height of the tides, with the most severe symptoms at high tide.  soumwahu en naniak
migraine headache, sinus headache.  mehn sahk

headband  
headband, worn at athletic events to encourage one to do one's best, or worn to keep perspiration out of one's eyes.  asmaki

heading  
general idea; summary, highlights; contents, heading, title (of a book).  oaralap

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

heal  
to heal.  mo
to strengthen, to heal, to encourage; to confirm.  kakehla
to strengthen, to heal, to encourage; to confirm.  kakehlaka

healer  
female healer.  kienkoaleileng
female herbal healer.  kedin wini
female herbal healer.  kedwini

health  
strength, power, health, life.  kehl₁

healthy  
fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.  nopwunopw
fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.  sinopwunopw
fortunate, healthy.  iasenei
fortunate, healthy.  iaslenglap
fortunate, healthy, happy.  paiiamwahu
fortunate, healthy, happy.  paiiamwahuda
healthy.  dedeila
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
healthy looking, said of plants.  dikeriker
healthy, of human beings.  roson
healthy; prosperous.  mourmwahu
strong, powerful, healthy.  kehlail
to recover, to grow healthy after an illness.  tihnain

heap  
a dance platform used for performing the traditonal Pohnpeian dance called iripoas; foundation; pile; heap.  poahs
heap, pile.  kasukasuk
rise, low hill; heap; humpback.  mpwoampw
to be piled up, to be heaped up.  poaloangoaloang
to be piled up, to be heaped up.  polongolong

hear  
having a keen sense of hearing.  rongwasa
to hear information that is possibly unreliable.  rongada
to hear, to listen.  aipenlangih
to hear, to listen.  aipenlenge
to hear, to listen.  aipenpwonge
to hear, to listen.  aipenpwongih
to hear, to listen.  elielpaidoke
to hear, to listen.  kapaidok
to hear, to listen.  kapaidoke
to hear, to listen.  kapairek
to hear, to listen.  karonge
to hear, to listen.  koaronge
to hear, to listen.  rong
to hear, to listen.  salenge
to hear, to listen.  salengeh
to witness, to observe or to hear something with certainty, to testify.  kadehde

hearing  
a hearing.  karongorong
appellate hearing.  kopwung sapahl
hearing on a land case.  kopwung en sahpw
to hold a hearing.  karongorong

hearsay  
hearsay conveyed by a third party to two possible adversaries, likely to end in a physical confontation.  porongorong

heart  
heart.  kapehdi
heart.  mohngiong
heart disease.  soumwahu en mohniong
heart, in cards.  aht₂
will₁, feelings, wish, intention, decision, desire, heart.  nsen
wish, intention, decision, desire, heart; belly, guts, stomach.  kupwur₁

heart-breaking  
heart-breaking.  kalok

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

heartless  
heartless, without sympathy.  weid₃
unloving, heartless.  sempoak

heartsick  
heartsick, of a man who has lost his wife.  loaloh

heat  
final proof; final heat of a race.  kamehlel
heat.  kehl₃
heat from a fire.  engin ahi
heat, from a fire.  anginiei
heat, from a fire.  enginiei
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 in heat, to be ready for breeding, of female dogs and pigs.  mwetida

heat rash  
heat rash, any minor rash.  ripwitik

Heave!  
an exclamation used to signal the start of an activity; Heave!.  ioiso

heaven  
a pole or stick for carrying a water container; the heavens above.  tienleng
eaves of heaven, horizon; the place beyond the horizon.  kutoareileng dapwaiso
eaves of heaven; horizon, the place beyond the horizon.  kutoarenleng
heaven or hell, the land from which there is no return.  sapwen soupwur
one who dwells in heaven.  mehn nanleng
sky, heaven.  lahng₁

Heaven  
Kingdom of Heaven.  Wein Nanleng
the door to the underworld, below the ocean, the entrance to the first Heaven of traditional Pohnpeian religion.  Wenihmw en Pahsed
the name of the second Heaven of traditional Pohnpeian religion.  Langasapw
underworld, below the ocean; the name of the first Heaven of traditional Pohnpeian religion.  Pahsed

heavy  
excessively heavy.  tourengid
heavy.  tourek
heavy, weighty; sluggish; melancholy, sad.  toutou₁
thick; heavy, of rain.  mosul

Hebrews  
Hebrews, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).  Ipru kan

hectare  
hectare, a unit of land measurement equal to 10,000 square meters (2.47 acres).  ektahr

Hedychium coronarium  
a sinter (Hedychium coronarium) cultivar, with white flowers.  sinter pwetepwet
a sinter (Hedychium coronarium) cultivar, with yellow flowers.  sinter oangen waii
lily sp., butterfly lily, also commonly called ginger, Hedychium coronarium, commonly used to make mwaramwar; also Hedychium flavescens, used as an ornamental, and Zingiber officinale, ginger, introduced by the Japanese for medicinal purposes.  sinter

Hedychium flavescens  
lily sp., butterfly lily, also commonly called ginger, Hedychium coronarium, commonly used to make mwaramwar; also Hedychium flavescens, used as an ornamental, and Zingiber officinale, ginger, introduced by the Japanese for medicinal purposes.  sinter

heed  
to heed, to pay attention to, to agree with.  ahne

heel  
heel.  keimwinneh
heel.  tienpwel₁
heel.  timwenpwel

height  
elevation, height.  ile
height, altitude.  ilepe
length, extent, height.  ahngede

heir  
to change, to substitute, to replace, to represent; to be the heir of.  wilian

Heliotropium foertherianum  
tree sp., Heliotropium foertherianum.  titin

hell  
heaven or hell, the land from which there is no return.  sapwen soupwur
hell.  ehl₃
hell.  nankisiniei
the Pohnpeian hell, a dark, dirty pit that the dead fall into if they are unable to sing well while crossing the bridge to the underworld.  Pweliko

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

helmet  
helmet.  erimeddo

help  
help, assistance, aid.  sawas
to help each other.  poakoadoi
to help out, to rescue.  koadoi-
to help, to assist, to aid.  sawas
to help, to assist, to aid.  sewese
to serve, to help.  pah₃

hem  
to hem, as shirts, pants, dresses, etc.  pwungih₂

Hemiramphidae  
fish sp., a kind of needle fish, Hemiramphidae (halfbeaks), normally found on fringing reefs, in the lagoon, and on patch reefs.  lidokodok pwise

Hemiramphus guoyi  
fish sp., half beak, Hemiramphus guoyi.  pwuwas

hemorrhoids  
stomach, of certain fish like tuna; core, as of breadfruit, kernel; hemorrhoids, piles.  pwuri

hen  
hen.  litok
young hen.  kupwinlitok

her  
his, her, hers, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  ah₂
his, her, its; third person singular form of the dominant classifier.  nah
his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  e₂
his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  eh₂

herald  
messenger, herald.  menin ilek

herb  
medicinal herb.  kawalu
medicinal herb.  liaudaud

herbal medicine  
herbal medicine; any potion or article intended to have a medical or magical function.  wini

here  
here and there, without definite direction; about.  -seli
here, by me (plural).  iehkan
here, by me (plural).  ietakan
here, by me (singular).  ie₂
here, by me (singular).  iet
here, toward the speaker.  -do
this one, by me; here.  mehnen
this one, by me; here.  met akat
this one, by me; here.  meteht
this one, by me; here.  meteken
this one, by me; here.  metkenen
this one, by me; here; now.  me₁
this one, by me; here; now.  met₁

Heritiera littoralis  
mangrove sp., Heritiera littoralis.  merepwinsed
tree sp., Heritiera littoralis.  mworopwinsed

hermit crab  
hermit crab.  mpwa

Hernandia nymphaeifolia  
plant sp., Hernandia nymphaeifolia.  pingiping₂

hernia  
hernia.  soumwahu en mwasahl

heron  
bird sp., Pacific reef heron, Egretta sacra.  kewelik
bird sp., Pacific reef heron, Egretta sacra.  kowelik

Herpes zoster  
shingles, Herpes zoster, a disease of the skin, characterized by small blisters, causing great pain; usually occurs on the trunk of the body; it is believed that if the blisters totally encircle the body, the person will die.  inen kilsarawi
shingles, Herpes zoster, a disease of the skin, characterized by small blisters, causing great pain; usually occurs on the trunk of the body; it is believed that if the blisters totally encircle the body, the person will die.  kilsarawi

hers  
his, her, hers, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  ah₂

hesitant  
cautious, hesitant, fearful.  per
hesitant.  kahpwi
hesitant, indecisive, waivering, doubtful.  peikasal

hesitation  
hesitation, indecision, doubt.  peikasal

ha    he    hi    ho    hu    hy       -top-  

Hi!  
an informal greeting or leave taking expression, as Hi! or Bye!.  kaselel

hibiscus  
hibiscus (keleu) used to tie a basket (kiam) together.  kehlek
hibiscus bark used as a trellis for a yam vine.  ndapw
hibiscus bast used in the preparation of kava.  keleun wengsakau
hibiscus bast used in the preparation of kava.  keleun wiesakau
hibiscus pole, after the bark has been stripped off.  arepe
hibiscus pole, after the bark has been stripped off.  pwurien arepe

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

hibiscus sp.  
hibiscus sp.  keleunleng
hibiscus sp.  likidal
hibiscus sp.  pehtakai
hibiscus sp.  peren tikitik
hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava; also used to make canoe paddles, knife handles, and canoe outriggers.  keleu
hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava; also used to make canoe paddles, knife handles, and canoe outriggers.  kolou
hibiscus sp., Kleinhovia hospita, used for making outriggers.  keleun and
hibiscus sp., China rose, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.  keleun wai

Hibiscus tiliaceus  
a cultivar of Hibiscus tiliaceus, used for making ropes and paddles, terminal buds used for medicine, prized for its dense wood.  pahtakai
hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava; also used to make canoe paddles, knife handles, and canoe outriggers.  keleu
hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava; also used to make canoe paddles, knife handles, and canoe outriggers.  kolou
the inner bark of Hibiscus tiliaceus which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava.  koht
the inner bark of Hibiscus tiliaceus which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava.  kotelel

hiccough  
to hiccough.  marer

hidden  
to be hidden, concealed, secret, occult.  ekiek
difficult to locate or understand; hidden, concealed; vague, not obvious.  rir

hide  
to hide; to take shelter.  ruk

hide₁  
to be hidden, concealed, secret, occult.  ekiek
to hide₁.  kerirleng
to hide₁.  rokla
to hide₁.  rukla
to hide₁ behind, to conceal.  ririh
to hide₁ from.  ekihsang
to hide₁ or conceal.  ekih-
to hide₁, to conceal.  karirala
to hide₁, to take shelter.  rok
to hide₁; to take shelter.  merir₂
to put something in a safe place, to hide₁.  ekihla

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

hide-and-seek  
a game, hide-and-seek.  pisirop

high  
elevated, high.  ile
high blood pressure, with symptoms sometimes including dizziness and nausea.  ntalaud
high blood pressure, with symptoms sometimes including dizziness and nausea.  soumwahu en ntalaud
high ranking, esteemed, great,.  lapalap
supreme court; high court.  mwoalen kopwung lapalap
very high, elevated.  ileile
very high, elevated.  ilihle

high court  
high court, supreme court.  mwolen kopwung lapalap

high island  
high island, as opposed to an atoll.  sapwile

high jump  
high jump.  dakadopi
to high jump.  daka
to high jump.  dakadopi

high language  
high language, respect forms of speech.  meing₁

high strung  
high strung, easily angered, emotional.  kapehd tikitik

highfin rudder fish  
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

highlights  
general idea; summary, highlights; contents, heading, title (of a book).  oaralap

highness  
excellency, highness, used to address a Nahnmwarki, originally used only to address Isokelekel; he later elevated other high chiefs to the title of Nahnmwarki, such as the chiefs of Kitti and Sokehs.  Wasa Lapalap
your highness, when addressing a Nahnmwarki.  Mwohnsapwoko
your highness, when addressing anyone whose title begins with Pwoud.  Pwoudoko
your/his highness, used to refer to the Nahnmwarki.  Kahlapoko
your/his highness, when addressing a Nahnken.  Isohko

hike  
to walk on the land or on the reef, implying to a destination a considerable distance away, to hike.  sapal
to walk on the reef, implying to a destination a considerable distance away, to hike.  uresed

hill  
peak, crest, small hill.  kumwukumw₂
pillow; small hill that is long and rounded, ridge; pile; bed, for planting.  uluhl
rise, low hill; heap; humpback.  mpwoampw
small mountain, hill.  dohl

hinder  
to hinder, to obstruct, to impede.  tiesemwe
to stop, to hinder.  kauhdi

hindrance  
obstacle, hindrance.  karompw
obstacle, hindrance.  koarompw

hinge  
hinge.  insis

hint  
to hint about something; to employ irony, to insinuate, to make indirect allusion to.  serere
to hint at.  karongorongki
to notify, to inform, to hint at, to let someone know.  kehsehki
to notify, to inform, to hint at, to let someone know.  kehsehki

hip  
a dance movement involving lateral hip movement while keeping the shoulders rigid and with the hands on the hips.  kasapw
having a large bottom, having large hips, of a person.  ikipit
hip.  pwone
hip, hip joint.  lengelenge

hip joint  
hip, hip joint.  lengelenge

hip toss  
to throw with a hip toss.  kadaur₂

Hippobroma longiflora  
plant sp., Hippobroma longiflora.  wahn rohs pwetepwet

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

Hipposcarus longiceps  
fish sp., Pacific longnose parrotfish, Hipposcarus longiceps.  mwomwmei

hire  
to buy, to pay, to hire.  pwain
to hire.  koadoadoahke

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

his  
his, her, hers, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  ah₂
his, her, its; third person singular form of the dominant classifier.  nah
his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  e₂
his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  eh₂

hiss  
to hiss at.  isih
to hiss, as when making a sharp sibilant sound.  issih
to hiss, to squeak.  didihk

Histiopteris incisa  
fern sp., Histiopteris incisa.  keperen likend
fern spp., Histiopteris incisa or Macrothelypteris torresiana.  peipei aramas

historian  
historian, one known for his knowledge of Pohnpeian history, a master story teller.  soupoad

history  
history, chronicle.  poadope
history, sacred story, the practice of history.  poadoapoad

hit  
to be hit with an object; to take one's turn at bat, in baseball.  pok
to be hit with an object; to take one's turn at bat, in baseball.  wok
to hit a home run.  ohmwrang
to hit two marbles with one shot.  nireng

ha    he    hi    ho    hu    hy       -top-  

hoarse  
husky, hoarse, of the voice; also used to describe a change of voice, as in adolescents.  ngilekir

hoe  
generic term for mangrove; ; hoe or any implement for digging; pointed piece of mangrove used for husking coconuts.  ahk₁
hoe.  kuwa
to hoe, to make a row with a hoe.  poakune

hold  
capacious, able to hold a lot.  liaudan
capacious, holding a lot; knowledgeable.  audapan
of a ship, the hold or the area below decks.  dampwulo
the holding of hands.  kolpe
to be propped up, to be held up, to be supported.  utuht
to halt, to stop; to hold, in a card game.  ohlet
to hold.  kol
to hold a cup during the preparation of kava.  kolukol
to hold a grudge against someone.  akatantat
to hold a title; to wear a head garland.  langilangih
to hold against one's chest; to embrace someone or something, as a mother cradling her child.  roapwoahnge
to hold in low esteem.  kanektikih
to hold in one's arms.  tipwenge
to hold one's hands behind one's back.  pelikipe
to hold; to accept.  ninlimehda
to learn, to learn about; to catch up with; to grab, to hold.  koledi
to prop up, to hold up, to support.  utung
to take hold, to stick; to be effective.  man

hole  
a hole for a yam dug a day before planting it to allow time for the soil to settle.  pwoahr leu
a hole for a yam, a yam planting.  pwoareniak
full of holes.  pwoaropwoaren
hole among the rocks used as a place to defecate in.  soakoa
hole or space between the katengepwel and the katengeleng; a place in a nahs.  dewenmei
hole, cave, orifice.  duwi
hole, cave, orifice.  pwoahr
hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.  pwahr
hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.  pweriniak
large hole in the ground, pit.  lihpw₂
mangrove crab hole.  sahr
to drill a hole.  pwuropwur
to drill a hole in; to make a hole in a coconut.  pwure
to have a hole in it.  pwoar
to have a hole that results in a leak, as in a canoe, roof, tire tube, or any container.  pate

holler  
to shout at, to scream at, to howl at, to yell at, to holler at.  wering
to shout, to scream, to howl, to yell, to holler.  wer₂

hollow  
hollow, ravine.  mweid₂

Holocentridae  
Holocentridae (squirrel fishes) Neoniphon sp., normally found in the areas of the fringing reef, lagoon, barrier patch reefs, and barrier reef.  pehnkihr

Holothuria hilla  
sp. of sea cucumber, tiger tail sea cucumber, Holothuria hilla, commonly found under rocks on reef flats.  lisop

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

Holothuroidea  
Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers), Actinopyga mauritiana, eaten, found in the surf zone on the barrier reef; Holothuria nobilis, teatfish, most commercially valuable sea cucumber species.  matepw
Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers), Bohadschia argus (tigerfish or leopard fish), found exposed on sand or coverd with pieces of algae or rocks, eaten.  penipen
Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers), Synaptulids, edible, typically found in seagrass beds.  mwasu
Another one which has no name but classified under Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers) is Bohadschia graeffei, which is found on rocky margins of lagoon and barrier reefs. Not eaten.  penipen
any of number of sp. of Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers).  katop

holy  
sacred, holy.  sarawi₁

holy basil  
plant sp., Thai basil, also called holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum, the leaves of which are used as a spice.  kadireng
plant sp., Thai basil, also called holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum, the leaves of which are used as a spice.  kadiring₂

holy book  
sacred book, holy book, Bible.  pwuhk sarawi

Holy Communion  
Holy Communion.  Kamadipw Sarawi

Holy Ghost  
Holy Ghost.  Ngensarawi

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

home plate  
home plate, in baseball.  ohmw

home run  
home run.  ohmwrang
to hit a home run.  ohmwrang

homeland  
homeland, the place one considers home; order, disposition; proper place.  soane
native, one indigenous to an area; native land, homeland, country of origin.  uhdak
the ancestral homeland of the Pohnpeians.  Sapwen Eir

homesick  
of children, to become suddenly homesick.  temenek
to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home.  iremwell
to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home.  keidloaloh
to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home.  loaleid
to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home.  loaloid

homesickness  
homesickness.  iremwell
homesickness.  keidloaloh
homesickness.  loaleid
homesickness.  loaloid
homesickness, lonesomeness, loneliness.  manioaroahr
homesickness, lonesomeness, loneliness.  sangat
nostalgia, homesickness.  lihtensapw

homestead  
land, farmstead, homestead.  sahpw
to be conveyed, as the ownership of land; to be homesteaded.  kasapwasapw
to convey the ownership of land to; to homestead.  kasapwasapwe
to own land; to homestead; to cultivate land.  sapwasapw

homicide  
homicide.  sapwendip
to commit homicide.  kamaramas
to commit homicide.  sapwendipala

honest  
clean; innocent, honest, pure.  mwakelekel
true, honest, real.  mehlel

honestly  
truly, honestly, really.  mehlel

honey  
buddy, honey, pal, used in addressing one's spouse, peers or children of the same sex.  nahn₁
honey.  sukehn loangalap
wild honey.  sukehn loangalap en nanwel

honeybee  
honeybee.  loangalap en suke
honeybee.  loangen suke

honk  
to beep or honk a horn.  pihp
to beep or honk a horn.  pihpih

honor  
a deserved honor.  kasohlapenwol
respect, honor.  sakaradahn wahu
to honor a visiting title holder by seating him/her among the host dignitaries.  kamwohdangdi
to honor, to pay respect to, to give a feast in honor of visiting soupeidi.  kawawih
to honor, to respect, to give a feast in honor of a visiting soupeidi.  kowou
to obey, to honor.  katempa
to respect, to honor, to recognize someone with an expression of respect.  wauniki
to show respect, to honor.  kahka
valley; respect, honor; a kava ritual.  wahu

honorable  
dignified; honorable, of a person or place.  woulap
respectful, respectable, honorable.  waun

hoof  
foot; hoof.  patehn neh

hook  
hanger or hook on which to hang something.  dilipe
hook.  kehs₁
to hook.  kehse

hoop  
embroidery hoop.  waku

hop  
to hop.  luwaisesek
to hop on one foot.  liwaisisik

hope  
hope, trust.  kamwehdied
hope, trust.  koamohdiod
hope; pride.  kamoahdiod
trust, confidence, faith, hope.  kamahdied
trust, confidence, faith, hope.  koapwoaroapwoar

hop-skip-jump  
a game, hop-skip-jump.  sandangdopi

horizon  
eaves of heaven, horizon; the place beyond the horizon.  kutoareileng dapwaiso
eaves of heaven; horizon, the place beyond the horizon.  kutoarenleng
horizon at sea.  irepen sehd
southern sky, southern horizon.  kepihleng
the lands beyond the horizon of Pohnpei.  nan waiio

horn  
animal's horn.  kohd₁
horn of an automobile.  pihp
spiral, of a horn.  kodpinipin

horrible  
horrible in appearance, awful.  likamisik

horrified  
to be horrified.  masepwehkada

horrify  
to horrify.  likamisikih

horse  
horse.  oahs₂

horsepower  
the power and/or speed produced by an engine or a person; horsepower.  pariki

hose  
hose.  ohs₂

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

hospital  
hospital.  imwen wini
hospital.  pioing

host  
host, the bread of the Eucharist.  osdia
host, the bread of the Eucharist.  pilawa sarawi

hot  
peppery, spicy, hot.  kerengireng
red hot, of objects; angry, furious.  mwehl₁
very hot, of objects.  kehl₃
warm, hot, feverish.  karakar₁
warm, hot, feverish.  kereniol

hot dog  
sausage, hot dog.  ulen kidi

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

hotel  
hotel.  ohtehl

hotheaded  
hotheaded, troublesome; defective, said of a mechanical object that fails to work.  lioakoahk

hour  
hour.  awa
time, clock, watch, hour.  kuloak

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

house  
boat house.  imwen pwoht
building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief.  ihmw
building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief.  tehnpas
canoe house.  imwen wahr
canoe house.  imwenwar
canoe house.  katauk
cook house that contains an uhmw.  pahdak
feasthouse, community meeting house; a place for worship.  nahs
guest house; house built for visiting royalty.  imwen kinte
guest house; house built for visiting royalty.  imwen kinte
residence, a house in which a family lives together.  imwalap
residence, a house in which a family lives together.  imwen meir
residence, a house in which a family lives together.  imwenei
side platform of a nahs; house of prayer.  mwengintik
thatch house.  imwioas
to own one or many houses.  imwaimw

housewife  
good housewife.  nan imwalap mwahu
housewife.  lien nan imwalap
poor housewife.  nan imwalap suwed

how  
How about that!; Wow!; may be used either approvingly or disapprovingly.  keti
how many; how much.  depe
how many; how much.  depe
how, in what manner.  iaduwe
how, in what manner, possibly from dahkot duwe.  daduwe

however  
however, and (signalling a contrastive relationship between the conjoined clauses), then.  ah₃

howl  
shout, scream, howl, yell.  wehr
to laugh heartily, to howl with laughter.  weia
to shout at, to scream at, to howl at, to yell at, to holler at.  wering
to shout, to scream, to howl, to yell, to holler.  wer₂

Hoya schneei  
vine sp., Hoya schneei.  tekitek

ha    he    hi    ho    hu    hy       -top-  

hubcap  
hubcap.  apkap

huddle  
to huddle.  keitikpene

hug  
embrace, hug.  dakpwoalleng
embrace, hug.  pwoaloapwoal
to embrace, to hug.  dakpwoallenge
to embrace, to hug.  pwoale

hull  
the long strips of wood located on both sides of the hull of a canoe that serve as splash guards.  kaidaid
to have something stuck between the hull and the outrigger of a canoe.  koapwuroaloat

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

human  
meat, flesh, muscle; Biblically, human or sex.  uduk
people, person, human being, mankind; somebody, someone; commoner, as opposed to the soupeidi.  aramas

humanize  
to humanize; to cause someone to be of consequence; to deflower a virgin.  kahramasih

Humata banksii  
pandanus sp., Humata banksii.  mwataliniak

humble  
humble, low.  pimpap
humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.  nan kapehd ohpampap
humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.  ohpampap
humble, unassuming, meek; shy, bashful.  aktikitik
low, respectful, humble.  karakarahk
proud, competitive, unwilling to be humbled.  akutuhwahu
to be shamed, to be humbled.  lesikihla

humiliate  
to humiliate.  kalesih
to humiliate, to embarrass, to shame.  kasarowe
to insult, to humiliate, to verbally assault.  aukengih

humiliated  
to be embarrassed or humiliated.  sarohdi
to be made a liar of; to be humiliated; to feign.  likamwada

humiliating  
humiliating, embarrasing, shameful.  kasaroh

humiliation  
shame, embarrasment, humiliation.  saroh

hump  
hump, pile.  seu
hump, pile.  sou₉

humpback  
humpback.  mpwokos
humpback, as a consequence of a broken back.  tihnsautipw
rise, low hill; heap; humpback.  mpwoampw

humpback snapper  
fish sp., humpback snapper, Lutjanus gibbus.  pwahlahl

humped  
bent; humped.  kos₂

humphead parrotfish  
fish sp., a mature humphead parrotfish (kemeik) Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.  tamwais
fish sp., humphead parrotfish, a variety of Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.  kemeik

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

hundred  
eight hundred.  welipwiki
five hundred.  limepwiki
four hundred.  pahpwiki
nine hundred.  duwepwiki
one hundred.  epwiki
seven hundred.  isipwiki
six hundred.  wenepwiki
three hundred.  silipwiki
two hundred.  riepwiki

hundred million  
eight hundred million.  welisapw
five hundred million.  limasapw
four hundred million.  pahsapw
hundred million.  sapw₂
nine hundred million.  duwasapw
seven hundred million.  isisapw
six hundred million.  wensapw
three hundred million.  silisapw
two hundred million.  riasapw

hundred thousand  
eight hundred thousand.  wellopw
five hundred thousand.  limolopw
four hundred thousand.  pahlopw
nine hundred thousand.  duwolopw
one hundred thousand.  lopw₁
seven hundred thousand.  isilopw
six hundred thousand.  wenlopw
three hundred thousand.  sillopw
two hundred thousand.  riolopw

hung  
to be hung up.  lang
to be hung up; to be weighed.  tenek
to be raised, as a flag or an anchor; to be hung up.  epida

hung over  
hung over from kava or alcohol.  ohn sakau

hungry  
always hungry, selfish with food.  ewen mwenge
always hungry, selfish with food.  owen mwenge
to be hungry.  menmwenge
to be hungry.  pwongitik
to be hungry for fish.  mehnkumwo

Hunstein's mannikin  
bird sp. Hunstein's mannikin, Lonchura punctulata.  likedipwuhpwu

hunt  
to hunt for deer.  pwektie
to hunt for wild pigs.  pwekpwihk
to search for, to look for, to hunt for.  pahnlangih
to search for, to look for, to hunt for.  rapahki

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

Huperzia phlegmaria  
fern spp., Huperzia phlegmaria, Huperzia phyllantha, or Lycopodiella cernua.  limpar₂

Huperzia phyllantha  
fern spp., Huperzia phlegmaria, Huperzia phyllantha, or Lycopodiella cernua.  limpar₂

hurdles  
to run the hurdles.  kepirmeliek

hurried  
hurried, rushed; urgent.  kahdahd
hurried, rushed; urgent.  karuwaru

hurry  
Hurry up!, Come on!.  kanahng
to go fast₁, to be quick, to hurry.  mwadang
to hurry up.  uk-₁
to hurry, to rush.  keruwa

hurt  
irreconcilably or deeply hurt, of one's feelings.  likidek
not easily hurt, not quick to give up.  sekehlok
to be hurt.  pekerda
to burn, to scorch; to hurt another emotionally.  kamwasikahla
to cause pain, to hurt; to cause distress.  kamadakala
to hurt, to be painful, to ache.  medek

hurting  
scorching; hurting emotionally.  kamwasik

husband  
spouse, husband or wife.  pwoud
spouse, husband or wife.  pwutuhn
spouse, husband or wife; companion, mate.  werek
the husband of Limwehtu, who accompanied Sapwikini on his voyage of exploration.  Parentu

husk  
a husking tool, as for husking coconuts; a stake for splitting the trunk of a kava plant, typically ten to twelve inches in diameter and six to seven feet long, sharpened flat on one end, made of mangrove.  kohd₂
generic term for mangrove; ; hoe or any implement for digging; pointed piece of mangrove used for husking coconuts.  ahk₁
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
to do coconut husking.  kodmwangas
to husk a coconut; to gore, to engage in sexual intercourse in a female superior position.  kodom
to husk coconuts with a stick.  kodering
to husk with a stick; to gore; to engage in sexual intercourse in a female superior position.  kodokod

husky  
husky.  pwukel
husky, hoarse, of the voice; also used to describe a change of voice, as in adolescents.  ngilekir

hut  
shack, hut, built in a farming area for cooking and shelter from the rain.  imwen kersapw
shack, hut, built in a farming area for cooking and shelter from the rain.  imwen mwakot

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

hymen  
hymen.  kalikou

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

hymn  
Christian hymn.  koul sarawi
hymn, gospel music.  koulin sarawi
song, hymn.  koul
song, hymn.  kounied

hymnal  
hymnal.  pwuken koul sarawi

hyperactive  
hyperactive, of children.  dumwadumw

hypocritical  
erratic; hypocritical, two-faced.  koweikohdo
erratic; hypocritical, two-faced.  lisalselewi
extremely untruthful; hypocritical, saying the opposite of what one believes to be true.  tikapaur
hypocritical, deceptive, treacherous, acting as a wolf in sheep's clothing.  liksansalamwahu
Pharisee, one who is two-faced, hypocritical, or pharisaical.  Parisi
two-faced, hypocritical, pharisaical.  loalen parisi

Hypolytrum dissitiflorum  
plant spp., Cyperus javanicus or Hypolytrum dissitiflorum.  sapasap₂

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

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