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Macaranga carolinensis  
tree sp., native macaranga, Macaranga carolinensis, used for making fishnet frames, for firewood, and for medicine.  apwid

macaroni  
macaroni.  makoroni

machete  
knife, machete.  kehpit
knife, machete.  naip

machine  
machine, engine, outboard motor.  misihn

machine gun  
machine gun, automatic weapon.  kesik misihn
machine gun, automatic weapon, gatling gun.  kesik pirerrer

macho  
acting like a man, demonstrating one's manhood, macho.  akohl

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

mackerel pike  
fish sp., mackerel pike.  samma

Macrothelypteris torresiana  
fern spp., Histiopteris incisa or Macrothelypteris torresiana.  peipei aramas

mad  
crazy, mad, mentally retarded.  kisingai

madam  
sir, madam.  maing

made-up  
false, simulated, made-up.  kinda

maggot  
maggot.  mwasakoil
maggot.  mwesenloang

magic  
a kind of magic applied to blood from a wound, believed to cause death.  kadipw nta
a kind of magic applied to blood from a wound, believed to cause death.  kaluwenta
a kind of magic performed to lighten heavy loads.  ahmara
a kind of magic that enables the user to go unnoticed, as if invisible.  rotensowas
a kind of magic that will make a dancing group appear oustanding during a performance.  wini en pwuksoar
a kind of magic to delay an action.  mwir
a kind of magic used during a fight to render one's opponent powerless.  rihpe
a kind of magic used to halt an activity or to inhibit an emotion, a kind of pweh.  pwehu₂
a kind of magic, employed to romantically attract another; a love potion or charm.  mesehl
a kind of magic, performed to shorten a distance, as when carrying a heavy load.  kamwotial
a kind of magic, performed upstream from a bather which results in blindness.  siepil
a kind of magic, used to destroy agricultural products.  siemen
a magic spell.  mwur₂
a magic spell that causes the instant death of one's enemy in the form of fireball.  kesikdol
ancient Pohnpeian rituals, of a mystical nature; in a Western religious context, black magic.  dikedik en eni
harmful magic, sorcery which left untreated causes death.  kau₃
magic to revitalize land that has become exhausted.  sarwelinsapw
magic, mysterious or spiritual power; miracle; authority; sovereignty.  manaman
religious service; magic; taboo.  sarawi₁
spell, magic, incantation.  winahni
spell, magic, incantation.  wunahni
to cast a deadly magic spell using a fireball.  kesikdole
to cast a magic spell on, to do magic on.  mwirih
to cast a magic spell on, to do magic on.  mwurih
to employ a kind of magic used to halt an activity or to inhibit an emotion.  pwewih
to employ magic to romantically attract another.  mesehl
to make a display of spiritual power, authority, or magic.  akmanaman
to perform magic in order to make oneself appear attractive.  pwuksoar
to take medicine or magic for protection or to instill certain qualities in the one taking it.  kepiloal₁

magical  
power rooted in spiritual or magical sources, magical, mysterious, spiritual; official; sovereign, authority.  manaman

magician  
an ancient magician whose contests with Mwohnmwur and Sarapahu resulted in many of the physical features of Madolenihmw.  Lapoange
the master magician in Yap who sent Wahrikidam to retrieve his pet bird from Pohnpei.  Souiap

magistrate  
chief magistrate.  sihpw₁

magnet  
magnet.  makinet

magnitude  
magnitude.  kalaimwun

magnolia  
magnolia, Michelia champaca.  maknohlia

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

mahogany  
mahogany.  maoakani

main  
main tuber of a yam plant, the main part of anything.  inoande
original; main part.  kahlap

Maine  
Maine.  Mein

majestic  
majestic, inspiring fear and awe, awesome.  lammwin

majority  
majority.  palimoron
the larger part, the majority.  palilaud

Makaira mazara  
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

Makaira nigricans  
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

make  
to create, to make up something.  kapikada
to make , to create.  soulapih
to make a friend; to mate.  akwerek
to make a small uhmw.  paidi
to make noise.  mwesei
to make someone happy, to amuse.  kaparan
to make, to become, to turn into.  wiahla
to make, to repair, to build; to create.  kourakih
to make, to repair, to build; to create.  wiahda

malabar grouper  
fish sp., malabar grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus.  mwanger ripwiripw

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

Malay apple  
Malay apple or mountain apple, Syzygium malaccense.  apel

Malaysia  
Malaysia.  Malehsia

male  
an adult male who does not know how to fish.  kieilen moar
man, male.  mwahn
man, male.  ohl

malice  
malice.  mwerkau

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

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

mallet  
wooden mallet.  kangir

Mammea odoratat  
tree sp., Mammea odoratat, having a sticky sap.  luwehs

man  
a common man married to a high ranking woman, literally 'big bone'.  tihlap
a man or pig having only one testicle.  usolpali
a man or pig having only one testicle.  wusolpali
a young man who fled Pohnpei because of the greed and oppression of the Saudeleur; upon returning, he killed the reigning Saudeleur.  Semen Pwei Tikitik
acting like a man, demonstrating one's manhood, macho.  akohl
any woman in one's wife's clan except one that the wife calls mother; any man in one's husband's clan except one that the husband calls child.  wahliniep
good man.  olenei
man in name only.  pohnwol
man, male.  mwahn
man, male.  ohl
young man.  kupwinwol
young man.  mwahnakapw

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

mandate  
power, influence; mandate.  mene

mandolin  
mandolin.  mandolihn

Mangifera indica  
mango, a generic term for any of a number of varieties or cultivars, Mangifera indica; wild mango and Mangifera minor.  kehngid

Mangifera minor  
mango, a generic term for any of a number of varieties or cultivars, Mangifera indica; wild mango and Mangifera minor.  kehngid

mango  
mango, a generic term for any of a number of varieties or cultivars, Mangifera indica; wild mango and Mangifera minor.  kehngid
a mango cultivar.  kehngid en meinuwe
a mango cultivar.  kiewek en kehngid en pohnpei
a mango cultivar.  kiewek en sallong
a mango cultivar.  sallong
a mango cultivar, said to be indigenous to Pohnpei.  inen mwoakoate
a mango cultivar, said to be indigenous to Pohnpei.  kehngid en pohnpei
a mango cultivar, tasting and smelling like pineapple.  kehngid pweinaper

mangrove  
mangrove sp.,four-petalled mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, used for house posts, charcoal, and firewood; roots used in medicine.  akelel
generic term for mangrove; ; hoe or any implement for digging; pointed piece of mangrove used for husking coconuts.  ahk₁

mangrove crab  
female turtle; female mangrove crab.  asepein
male turtle; male mangrove crab.  asamwahn
mangrove crab that has only a single claw.  engpali
mangrove crab that has two claws.  engpokon
mangrove crab, Scylla sirreda, prized as a delicacy.  elimoang

mangrove forest  
mangrove forest.  weliniak

mangrove sp.  
mangrove sp., Lumnitzera littorea, having hard wood, used for poles.  weingal
mangrove sp.  katengenihk
mangrove sp.  seken₁
mangrove sp. Sonneratia alba.  koatoa
mangrove sp., Gynotroches axillaries, used in medicine; found in forests in the interior, rather than in swamps.  akenwel
mangrove sp., Heritiera littoralis.  merepwinsed
mangrove sp., cannonball tree, Xylocarpus granatum, used for canoes, wood carving, and furniture.  pwulok

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

mangrove spirit  
mangrove spirit, one of four types of environmentally related spirits.  enihn nahniak

mangrove spp.  
mangrove spp., Bruguiera conjugate and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza.  sohmw
mangrove spp., Bruguiera conjugate and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza.  soumw

mangrove swamp  
impenetrable area of a mangrove swamp.  pidiriniak
mangrove swamp.  naniak
seaward edge of a mangrove swamp.  pahniak

mangrove swamp fish  
fish sp., mangrove swamp fish, Ophiocara porocephala.  sopwou

manhood  
acting like a man, demonstrating one's manhood, macho.  akohl

manifest  
to cause a spirit to manifest itself in someone.  kaipwaipw
to manifest itself, of a ghost.  pwarosohs

manifestation  
declaration, manifestation.  kasalada
declaration, manifestation.  kasansalada
manifestation of the spirit.  kaipwaipw

manifested  
to declare, to be manifested.  kasalada
to declare, to be manifested.  kasansalada

Manihot esculanta  
cassava, manioc, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  kehp tuhke
manioc, cassava, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  menioak
tapioca, cassava, manioc; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  dapiohka

Manilkara hoshinoi  
tree sp., Manilkara hoshinoi, known for its strong wood.  koahre₁

manioc  
cassava, manioc, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  kehp tuhke
manioc, cassava, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  menioak
tapioca, cassava, manioc; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.  dapiohka

manipulation  
manipulation.  pirerrer

mankind  
people, person, human being, mankind; somebody, someone; commoner, as opposed to the soupeidi.  aramas

manly  
manly.  pelinwol
pretending to be manly.  popohnwol

manner  
condition, nature, manner; used in combination with ni to mean 'according to'.  duwe
custom, manner, behavior, culture.  tiahk
customary manner.  epweh

man-of-war  
man-of-war, an armed naval vessel; warship, battleship.  mehnuwa

manta ray  
manta ray.  pehwehwe

many  
a great many, an uncountable number.  ngeder
many.  kidalap
many, much, numerous, plentiful.  tohto

map  
map.  map

marathon  
a marathon.  marosong

Marattia mertensiana  
fern sp., mules-foot fern, Marattia mertensiana.  paiwed toantoal
fern spp., Marattia mertensiana or Angiopteris evecta.  paiwed

marble  
marble (the name is from a popular lemonade drink in Japan that comes in a bottle that has a marble in its neck as a stopper); glass fishing ball.  ramwune
name of one of the holes in the marble game anaire.  deng₃
name of one of the holes in the marble game anaire.  mannaka
name of one of the holes in the marble game anaire.  naisi
name of two of the holes in the marble game anaire.  iokoioko
of two marbles, to be separated by the distance of an outstretched hand (from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger) in the Japanese marble game anaire.  su
to call interference in the marble game anaire.  dameni
to drop into a hole, of a marble in the game anaire.  aidda
to drop into a hole, of a marble in the game anaire.  airas
to hit two marbles with one shot.  nireng
to play marbles.  ramwune
to shoot a marble into the wrong hole in the game anaire.  pannukas

marble game  
Japanese marble game.  dorno
Japanese marble game, the object of which is to shoot a marble in proper order into five holes.  araine
Japanese marble game, the object of which is to shoot a marble in proper order into five holes, customarily played only by boys.  anaire

march₁  
to march₁, to move in a military formation.  karis
to march₁; to go together, to accompany one another.  kapar

March₂  
March₂.  Mahs
March₂.  Pehn

marijuana  
marijuana.  maru

marine organism  
any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.; sex organs of a female.  menihke

mark  
a small mark, diacritic.  kisin kilel
color; pattern or design, as on cloth; stain, mark; freckle, mole, or any skin discoloration.  mwahi
discernable trace or mark; consequence, impact.  lipwalipw
mark, insignia, sign.  mahk₃
sign, mark, picture, camera, movie, motion picture.  kilel
to mark the skin with a burning stick.  isimweimwei
to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register.  kileledi
to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register.  kilelehdi

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

market  
a market for selling food, primarily agricultural products.  mariked

marlin  
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

marriage  
beyond the appropriate age for marriage.  elidoul
wedding, marriage.  kopwopwoud

married  
a married woman.  lih pwopwoud

marrow  
brain; spinal marrow.  malioio

marry  
to be married.  pwopwoud
to be married to.  pwoudiki
to be companions; to be married.  werek
to marry.  kopwopwoudih
to marry in the church.  inou sarawi
to wed, to marry, to have a wedding.  kopwopwoud

marsh  
taro patch, marsh, bog; large swamp.  lehpwel

Marshall Islands  
The Marshall Islands.  Mwahsel
the name of the eastern chain of the Marshall Islands.  Rahdak
the name of the western chain of the Marshall Islands.  Rahlik

Maryland  
Maryland.  Merilan

masculine  
of a man, effeminate; of a woman, masculine; of a peaceful nature.  piledek

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

mashed  
bent, smashed, mashed, dented.  limek
pasty, mashed.  pitakatak
pulverized, crushed, mashed.  mwut

mask  
mask.  masuku

masked booby  
bird spp., any of a number of species of boobies, including the masked booby, Sula dactylatra personata, the red footed booby, Sulasula rubripres, and the brown booby, Sula levcogasten platus.  kupwur₂

masked rabbitfish  
fish sp., masked rabbitfish, Siganus puellus.  mahr₂

mass₁  
any mashed or pasty mass₁.  pitakatak

mass₂  
mass₂.  mihsa

Massachusetts  
Massachusetts.  Masasuhses

massage  
massage.  eliel₁
to rub, to massage.  el₁
to rub, to massage.  eliel₁

masseur  
masseur, masseuse, one who practices the art of massage for its healing powers.  souneliel

masseuse  
masseur, masseuse, one who practices the art of massage for its healing powers.  souneliel

mast  
mast of a canoe or ship.  kehuh

master  
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
the female dance master for the dance called sapei.  lisapei
to know thoroughly, to master.  ereki

masticate  
to chew, to masticate; to crush.  rukoa

masturbate  
to masturbate.  sukumei
to masturbate.  sungkiresek
to masturbate, of women.  irtol
to masturbate, to engage in shameful sexual activity.  tiahk pwelipwel

masturbation  
female masturbation.  irtol
masturbation.  sukumei
masturbation.  sungkiresek
masturbation, any sexual activity that is considered shameful.  tiahk pwelipwel

mat  
a mat for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, used to sleep on or for a cover.  pereklap
mat.  lirop
mat, used as a cover; sheet, as for bedding.  uhrelleng
mat, used as cover; sheet, as for bedding.  tehi
mat, used to sleep on or for a cover.  lohs
mat, used to sleep on or for a cover.  moatoar₂
sleeping mat; a strip of a woven mat.  pitenlos
wide mat, commonly used for sleeping; a ceremonial mat.  losalap

match  
match.  masis

match box  
match box.  pwoakus₁

match₁  
to be well matched in a competitive endeavor.  pwepwengi
to match₁ in competition; to be a member of a matched pair; to be on opposing sides.  peliali

mate  
spouse, husband or wife; companion, mate.  werek
to go without food, or without feasting; to do without; to be without a mate.  isol
to mate with, said of animals.  kehsekih
to mate, said of animals.  kehsek

material  
a clothlike material made from the bark of breadfruit.  meimei
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  kerirrir
cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing.  likou
material, cloth.  lepin likou
the fibrous, cloth-like material of the coconut palm; a container made of this material, used to wrap medicinal plants and to squeeze and apply the liquid they contain, as on a rash or wound.  impal
the fibrous, cloth-like material of the coconut palm; a container made of this material, used to wrap medicinal plants and to squeeze and apply the liquid they contain, as on a rash or wound.  inipal
thing, material, physical object of any kind.  dipwisou

matrilineage  
the second matrilineage of the Dipwinpahnmei's ruling subclan, which wrested the title of Nahnmwarki from the senior matrilineage in 1836.  Litehriete

matted  
matted, of hair or feathers.  nokonokon
wet and matted, of hair.  winakanak

Matthew  
Matthew, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).  Madiu

mattress  
mattress.  madires

mature  
mature.  palan
to be mature, of breadfruit.  mwerehrehnpwil

maximize  
to maximize the volume of one's voice.  mamahd

May  
May.  Epeng
May, the month of the year.  Mei₁

maybe  
maybe, perhaps.  sekere₂
maybe, perhaps, possibly.  mwein
perhaps, maybe, possibly.  ele₂

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me.  -ie₁

meal  
a sit down meal, one in which the food is arranged so that individuals may sit next to one another while eating.  tehpel perek
a sit down meal, one in which the food is arranged so that individuals may sit next to one another while eating.  tehpel werek
meal after kava.  kenei sakau
meal after kava.  pailoal
to have a hot meal before fishing or planting yams, believed to cause bad luck.  engisou

mean  
mean looking.  maslemei
mean, miserly.  mihn
mean, selfish, said of a person who never uses any of his prime crops for any purpose other than his own personal consumption.  kamasikek

mean looking  
arrogant, insolent; mean looking.  pohnlemei
arrogant; mean looking; insolent.  pohlemei

meaning  
meaning significance.  wehwe₁
source of vitality; meaning; sense.  mouri

measles  
a mild form of measles.  mehn kisetik
measles.  aska
to have a mild form of the measles, possibly German measles.  mehn kisetik
to have the measles.  aska

measure  
surveyor, someone who does any kind of measuring.  sounsosohng
to measure with outstretched arms.  ngepe
to measure, to survey.  sohng

measurement  
a unit of measurement of area, approximately 100,000 square feet, possibly from Japanese.  sohpw₁
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
measurement, pattern.  sohng
practice, rehearsal; measurement.  sosohng

meat  
fleshy part of meat.  kupor
having an abundance of meat, having a meaty appearance, of people, animals, and fish (desirable on Pohnpei).  udukan
meat, flesh, muscle; Biblically, human or sex.  uduk
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

meaty  
having an abundance of meat, having a meaty appearance, of people, animals, and fish (desirable on Pohnpei).  udukan

mechanic  
a mechanic.  makahnik
mechanic.  sounwiemisihn

medal  
medal, non-religious.  metel
medal, usually a Catholic religious medal.  medahlia

meddle  
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct.  kalohmwat
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.  kedirapwa
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.  kedirepwe
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.  kerempwa

meddlesome  
busy; bothersome, meddlesome.  kedirepw
meddlesome, pesky, said of someone who butts into the affairs of others.  liderewes
meddlesome, pesky, said of someone who butts into the affairs of others.  liderwas

mediator  
peacemaker, mediator.  sounkapohl
witness; mediator in a conflict.  sounkamehlel

medicate  
to medicate; to treat with medicine.  winie

medicine  
a medicine given to a child made ill by a winahni, to help determine what kind of illness the child has.  wini en sarwel
a medicine use to treat soumwahu en sokolei.  wini en sokolei
a medicine used either to cause or to cure jealousy.  wini en luwak
a medicine used to protect someone from magic, love potions, poisons, etc.  wini en silasil
a medicine used to reduce stress or unhappiness.  wini en koaloalamwahu
a medicine used to treat someone choking on a fish bone.  wini en loh
a medicine used to treat the sting of a stonefish (nehu), typically caused by stepping on its spines.  wini en dokala
a medicine used to treat thrush, a rash that appears in the mouth of children that prevents them from eating or drinking.  wini en nan aumweredi
a medicine used within four days after the delivery of a baby to cleanse the womb and to prevent medical complications that might result from the delivery.  wini en neitik
a plant used as a medicine to cleanse the body, or wounds, or as a laxative.  wini en kamwakel
herbal medicine.  sawaidenleng
medicine to make someone feel safe when he or she is afraid to remain at home because of threatening conditions.  wini en kamandehdo
medicine wrapped in coconut cloth.  ihn wini
medicine; any potion or article intended to have a medical or magical function.  wini
native medicine used to comfort someone, as when a child is weaned, for a jealous spouse, etc.  koaloalamwahu
practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.  sounwini
practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.  souwini
the bitter part of a clam, used for medicine; the black part of the spider conch, believed to be poisonous.  anihn
to take medicine or magic for protection or to instill certain qualities in the one taking it.  kepiloal₁
tree sp., parinarium nut, Atuna racemosa, having a hard wood; used for house poles, oil, paint, and caulking canoes, fruit used in medicines; a medicine taken before eating food prepared by another to avoid the effects of magic.  ais₁

meditation  
meditation.  medemedewe
meditation.  moamoahliol

medium  
canoe, vehicle, vessel belonging to the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken; spirit medium.  tehnwar
canoe, vehicle, vessel; spirit medium.  wahr

meek  
humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.  nan kapehd ohpampap
humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.  ohpampap
humble, unassuming, meek; shy, bashful.  aktikitik

meet  
of two canoes, to meet each other on the leeward sides of the canoes.  pakasahnpene
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tiepene
to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer.  tihpene
to catch up with, to meet with by coincidence.  kasaingedi
to cause or bring about a meeting or encounter.  katuh
to meet.  mihding
to meet.  mihting
to meet.  tu
to meet someone; to make sexual contact; to confront someone.  tuhweng
to meet, to deliberate.  wielamalam
to meet, to meet by coincidence.  kasaing
to meet; to make sexual contact; to cross paths.  tuhpene

meeting  
a meeting of two Nahnmwarkis.  koutuht
crowd, meeting.  pokon
meeting.  mihding
meeting.  mihting
meeting, convention, conference.  tiepene
meeting, convention, conference.  tihpene
meeting, deliberation.  wielamalam

melancholy  
heavy, weighty; sluggish; melancholy, sad.  toutou₁

Melanthera biflora  
plant sp., Melanthera biflora.  ikia
plant spp., Bidens alba and Melanthera biflora.  moaresed
plant spp., Bidens alba, Melanthera biflora, and Sphagneticola trilobata.  ngkahu

Melastoma malabathricum  
bush sp., Melastoma malabathricum, var. mariannum.  kisetikmei
bush sp., Melastoma malabathricum, var. mariannum.  pisetikmei

melon  
bitter melon, Momordica charantia; passion fruit, Passiflora edulis and Passiflora foetida, var. hispida.  pwompwomw

melt  
to cause to melt, to dissolve, to cause something to dissolve in a liquid.  kapepeseng
to float apart; to melt.  peipeseng

member  
council to advise the Nahnmwarki on the use of community resources; a committee; a member of an assembly or committee.  menin tiensapw
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
member of the Christian Endeavor (CE) movement in the Protestant church.  Sih Ih
member of; inhabitant of; participant of; this word is typically written attached to the word it precedes.  tohn₂
to be a member.  towetowe
to become a member, inhabitant, or participant of.  towehda

memorial  
memorial, recollection, souvenir.  ketemenpe

memorize  
to memorize, to know by heart.  wadilik

memory  
anniversary, anniversary function, memory.  ketemen
memory.  edinleng

menace  
to scare, to intimidate, to menace.  kamasak

menacing  
ferocious, fierce, menacing.  lipes

mend  
to be mended or repaired, used principally with native objects.  onohn
to mend a thatch roof; during the preparation of kava, to work water into the fibers by fluffing them; to.  dilip
to mend, to repair, to renew, to reshape, used principally with native objects.  one

menorrhagia  
menorrhagia, a condition of nonstop menstruation.  mehn warmwowi

menses  
menses; flux.  mwetik

menstruate  
to menstruate.  darpwong
to menstruate.  soumwahu en lih

menstruation  
menorrhagia, a condition of nonstop menstruation.  mehn warmwowi
menstruation.  darpwong
menstruation.  soumwahu en lih

mention  
to say, to mention, to state.  idawarih
to say, to mention, to state.  koasoaia
to say, to mention, to state.  nda

meow  
to meow, the sound that a cat makes.  ngiau

merciful  
generous, merciful.  kalahngan
generous, merciful.  sapekenko
kind, merciful; generous.  reseulap
kind, merciful; generous.  roasoulap

mercy  
compassion mercy.  nemwenkasohr
kindness, generosity, mercy, grace (the grace of God).  kalahngan
kindness, generosity, mercy, grace (the grace of God).  sapekenko

meridian  
meridian.  lopitik₂
meridian of equator.  lopilap

Merremia peltata  
the vine of Merremia peltata.  selioll
vinesp., a medicinal vine in the morning glory family, Merremia peltata.  salomp
white flowered vine, Merremia peltata, used for ropes for training yam vines.  ioll

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

message  
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  ilek₁
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  keder
dispatch or message; errand, task, commission.  poaron
to send a dispatch or message.  ilek-

messenger  
messenger, envoy.  menin keder
messenger, herald.  menin ilek

messenger.  
the title of Saudeleur's messenger.  Soukoampwul

Messiah  
Messiah.  Mesaia

messy  
confused, disordered, messy.  ping
confusing, messy, chaotic; distressful, troublesome.  kepingiping
messy, unsanitary, filthy.  samin
to become messy, unsanitary, filthy.  saminla

metal  
harpoon; metal spear tip.  opohn
metal, nail, badge, spear for a speargun.  mete

Metapencus moyebi  
female freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food; this word is now more commonly used for both male and female freshwater shrimp.  likedepw
male freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food.  likesiang

Metapograpsus oceanicus  
small black mangrove crab, Metapograpsus oceanicus.  masaht

meter  
a meter used for prepaid electricity, as well as the electricity itself.  kahspawer

Metroxylon amicarum  
ivory nut palm, Metroxylon amicarum, the fronds of which are used for making thatch, also used in making traditional medicines; roof; thatch.  oahs₁

Mexico  
Mexico.  Mekisko
Mexico.  Meksiko

ma    me    mi    mo    mu    my       -top-  

Michelia champaca  
magnolia, Michelia champaca.  maknohlia

Michigan  
Michigan.  Misikan

Microlepia speluncae  
fern sp., Microlepia speluncae.  peipeisapw

Micronesia  
Micronesia.  Maikoronesia

Micronesian honeyeater  
bird sp., Micronesian honeyeater, Myzomela rubratra.  pwiliet

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

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

Micronesian starling  
bird sp., Micronesian starling, Aplonis opaca ponapensis.  sioahk

Microsorum scolopendria  
fern sp., Microsorum scolopendria.  kide₂
fern sp., Microsorum scolopendria often used for garlands.  kideu

middle  
in a location between, in the middle.  nanpwunga-
invitation; the waist; in the middle.  lukepe
middle.  eilepe
middle.  eilere
middle of the night.  eilepenpwong
middle, center, or midst of (him, her, or it).  nanwerenge
middle, either in a spatial or temporal sense; waist or trunk of the body, trunk of a tree.  lukope
midnight, middle of the night.  lukopenpwong
waist, in the middle.  nanlukepe

midnight  
after midnight.  ainpwong
after midnight.  einpwong
close to midnight.  ainpwonglap
close to midnight.  einpwonglap
midnight, middle of the night.  lukopenpwong

midrib  
the midrib of palm that has fallen straight down is sticking up in the ground.  sedruhru

midst  
middle, center, or midst of (him, her, or it).  nanwerenge
midst, of an activity.  eilepe
midst, of an activity.  eilere

midwife  
midwife.  lienkeneitik
midwife.  sounkeneitik

migraine  
migraine headache, sinus headache.  mehn sahk

migrate  
to leave a usual living area; to leave in haste because of displeasure; to migrate.  lip
to migrate to another place.  likasapw

migration  
migration.  likasapw

mildew  
mildew, stain caused by mildew.  enihep
mildewed.  enihep

mile  
mile.  mwail

milk  
condensed milk.  milikten
curdled coconut milk.  moakoan
evaporated milk.  milikpil
milk.  milik

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

million  
eight million.  welirar
eighty million.  welidep
fifty million.  lemedep
five million.  limarar
forty million.  pahdep
four million.  pahrar
hundred million.  sapw₂
million.  miliohn
nine million.  duwarar
ninety million.  duwedep
one million.  rar₂
seven million.  isirar
seventy million.  isidep
six million.  wenrar
sixty million.  wendep
ten million.  dep
thirty million.  silidep
three million.  silirar
twenty million.  riedep
two million.  riarar

millipede  
millipede.  limwakatantar

mimic  
to imitate, to copy, to mimic, to learn from.  alemengih

Mimosa diplotricha  
giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.  limeirpwong
giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.  limemeirpwong

Mimosa pudica  
sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica.  limemeirkelik

mine  
my, mine.  ahi

mingle  
to mix, to mingle.  patpene

miniscule  
tiny, minute₁, miniscule.  pwiningining

minister  
apostle; minister, one authorized to perform the sacraments.  wahnpoaron

Minnesota  
Minnesota.  Minesohda

minute₁  
tiny, minute₁, miniscule.  pwiningining

minute₂  
minute₂; minutes, as of a meeting.  minit

minutes  
minute₂; minutes, as of a meeting.  minit

Mirabilis jalapa  
ornamental plant sp., Mirabilis jalapa.  pwohrkuloak

miracle  
magic, mysterious or spiritual power; miracle; authority; sovereignty.  manaman

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

misbehavior  
a revelation of misbehavior; confession.  wehdip

Miscanthus floridulus  
grass sp., sword grass, Miscanthus floridulus, a reed-like grass that is used in the game peisihr.  sapeleng

miscarriage  
miscarriage.  iohla

miscarry  
to miscarry.  iohla

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

miserly  
mean, miserly.  mihn

misfortune  
to be overcome by misfortune due to the malicious wishes of another.  poakoarada

mishap  
ill-fortune, mishap.  paiisuwed

mislead  
to obscure, to cause to become vague; to mislead.  kasalonge

misplace  
careless with physical possessions, likely to lose or misplace belongings.  peidlakid

miss  
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
to miss an event or opportunity; to fail at something; to lose one's footing.  katiasang
to miss someone.  poakepoakehda
to slip off, to lose one's grip when climbing; to be discharged, of a weapon; to miss one's chance.  pisel

mission  
Catholic mission.  mision
Protestant mission.  misin
the Protestant mission established in Mesenieng in 1865.  Kenen

Mississippi  
Mississippi.  Misisipi

Missouri  
Missouri.  Misuhri

mist  
mist, as from a waterfall.  engin pihl
smoke, spray, mist.  ahd₃
vapor, smoke, mist.  adi

mistake  
a sacred mistake or error, referring to the intentional ignoring by a chief of a transgression by a member of the royalty.  sapwungiso
mistake, error.  sapwung
mistake, incorrect, wrong, erroneous.  sapwung
to make someone realize his mistake.  kapehme

mistreat  
to be wasted; to be neglected, to be mistreated, to be abused.  wiakaula
to mistreat; to waste.  wiekawe
to waste; to neglect, to mistreat, to abuse (a person).  wiakawe
wasteful; neglected, mistreated, abused.  wiakau

mitt  
catcher's mitt.  middo

mix  
mixed, of bananas and any other food.  repwirepw
to be of mixed blood lines, to be of a mixed breed.  ipwihpw
to mix liquids with non-liquids; to exchange agricultural products for fish.  sewe
to mix liquids with non-liquids; to exchange agricultural products for fish.  sowe₁
to mix together, as with a spoon.  arihpene
to mix, to add ingredients.  doaloa
to mix, to mingle.  patpene
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  uter
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  utere
to stir, to mix, to agitate.  erpe

mixed  
to be mixed, to be added, of ingredients.  dol₁

mixed-up  
to be mixed-up.  salongpene

ma    me    mi    mo    mu    my       -top-  

moan  
to cry for, to weep for, to moan for.  sangid
to cry very softly, to moan.  ingihng₂
to cry, to weep, to moan.  mauk
to cry, to weep, to moan.  seng
to cry, to weep, to moan.  tenihr
to cry, to weep, to moan.  udamwer
to laugh loudly; to moan.  mehdek

mock  
to tease, to mock.  poakeilok

model  
a model for behavior.  kahlimeng
example, model for behavior.  kahlimengipe

modem  
computer modem.  modem

moderation  
to do in moderation.  tipe

modest  
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
submissive, modest, self-effacing.  mpahi

moisten  
to be splashing water towards an object, to be moistened, to be sprayed.  usup
to splash water at an object, to be moistened, to be sprayed.  weisip
to splash water at an object, to moisten, to spray.  weisipih
to splash water towards an object, to moisten, to spray.  usupih

moisture  
dew; moisture.  pwoaik

molar  
molar.  ngihlap

molasses  
molasses, a molasses-like syrup made from the sap of the coconut palm.  malahsis
the liquid gathered from the coconut flower, sometimes used to make molasses or fermented to make an intoxicating beverage.  sikaliwi

mold  
mold.  kitei

moldy  
moldy or old tasting.  sensen
moldy.  kitei
moldy smelling.  pwohsensen

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

mollusk  
a sp. of mollusk.  limasamasweipw
a species of mollusk.  limar

molt  
to molt a shell.  nihdwel
to molt a shell.  wel₁

mom  
mother, mom, a term of familiarity.  in
mother, mom, a term of familiarity.  ino

moment  
moment, time.  doke₁

Momordica charantia  
bitter melon, Momordica charantia; passion fruit, Passiflora edulis and Passiflora foetida, var. hispida.  pwompwomw

Monday  
Monday.  Niehd

money  
cent, money.  sens
cent, money.  sent
money.  mwohni
to earn money.  wiesent

moneygram  
moneygram.  moanikram

monitor  
to monitor someone or something discreetly.  menierierih
to monitor the condition of someone or something.  irenlie

monkey  
monkey, ape.  mwengki

Monotaxis grandoculus  
fish sp., big-eye bream, Monotaxis grandoculus.  masokod

Montana  
Montana.  Mondahna

month  
month; moon.  sounpwong

moo  
to moo, of a cow.  mwoh

moon  
month; moon.  sounpwong
moon; moonlight.  maram
new moon, tenth night of the lunar cycle.  maram pwul
the face of the first quarter moon.  pwulodo

moon phase  
eighth night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to the seventh night after the third quarter of the lunar cycle.  eisek siluhn rot
fifth night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to the fourth night after the third quarter of the lunar cycle.  kadongoul maram
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
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.  aduhn rot
seventh night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to the sixfth night after the third quarter of the lunar cycle.  eisek riaw en rot
sixth night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to the fifth night after the third quarter of the lunar cycle.  eisek ehu en rot

moonlight  
moon; moonlight.  maram

Moorish idols  
fish spp., Zanclidae, Moorish idols, normally found in the lagoon and on reefs.  senserek

mop  
to mop, to sponge off, to wipe off; to give a baby a sponge bath.  ahlimwe
to mop, to sponge off, to wipe off; to give a baby a sponge bath.  dahlimwe
to mop, to sponge off, to wipe off; to give a baby a sponge bath.  limwahdake
to mop, to sponge off, to wipe; to take a sponge bath.  ahlimw
to mop, to sponge off, to wipe; to take a sponge bath.  dahlimw

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

more  
again; once more.  pilehu
to make more of, to duplicate.  katohtowehla

Morinda citrifolia  
Indian mulberry, noni, Morinda citrifolia, having edible fruit (not eaten on Pohnpei), used extensively in making medicine; roots used for making yellow dye; said to have been the first food on Pohnpei.  wempwul
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
leaf bracts (stipules) on Morinda citrifolia stems.  saleng en weipwul

morning  
early morning, marked by the second crowing of roosters.  arehn malek
early morning, the time interval between epeng en malek and mentikitik.  pwahpwa rahn
early morning, the time interval beween pwahpwa rahn and nimenseng.  mentikitik
morning.  menseng
morning.  nimenseng
morning and noon, the time interval between kapwarsou and mwurin souwas.  pahnsou
pre-dawn morning hours.  ninsohrahn
pre-dawn morning hours.  sohrahn

morning sickness  
morning sickness (resulting from pregnancy).  soansuwed en liseian

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

mosquito  
full of mosquitoes.  amwisehn
mosquito.  amwise

mosquito coil  
mosquito coil.  kadorsingko

mosquito net  
mosquito net.  tein amwise

moss  
sponge; moss , lichen.  lihmw

mossy  
mossy.  limwilimw₂
mossy.  limwilimwin

most  
most.  keiieu

moth  
moth.  kariskahn

mother  
mother.  limareureu
mother, mom, a term of familiarity.  in
mother, mom, a term of familiarity.  ino
mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister.  nohno
mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister; clan totem.  ihn₁
the Katau consort of Nahnsapwe, the mother of Isokelekel.  Lipahnmei
wife's mother, all women one's wife calls mother; for women, the husband of all females called child.  soulap

mother-hen-like  
protective, mother-hen-like.  lirohro

motion  
a motion, as in a legislative proceeding, action.  kemwekid
motion, movement; action, affairs.  keielek
motion, movement; action, affairs.  mwekid
to move, to shake; to make a motion, as in a legislative proceeding.  kamwakid

motion picture  
movie, motion picture.  kasdo
movie, motion picture.  kilel mwekid

motionless  
to be silent and motionless.  poakuhku

motivate  
to encourage, to motivate.  koangoange
to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire.  kainangih
to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire.  keinangih

motivational  
motivational, inspirational, sexy.  kaineng

motor  
machine, engine, outboard motor.  misihn

motor scooter  
scooter, motor scooter, motorcycle.  skuhder

motorcycle  
scooter, motor scooter, motorcycle.  skuhder
scooter, motorcycle.  odopai

mound  
to mound up earth to serve as a bed for a plant.  sounpwoapw₁

mountain  
mountain.  nahna
name of the second highest mountain on Pohnpei, with an elevation of 2,532 feet (772 meters); shares boundaries with Madolenihmw, Nett, and Kitti; some believe it to be the highest mountain.  Nahnalaud
row; mountain range; small stream.  kahng₂
small mountain, hill.  dohl
the highest mountain on Pohnpei, with an elevation of 2,595 feet (791 meters), located in Madolenihmw.  Ngihneni
third highest mountain on Pohnpei, located in U.  Kupwuriso

mountain apple  
Malay apple or mountain apple, Syzygium malaccense.  apel

mourn  
sorrowful, sad, grieving, mourning.  eimwelu
sorrowful, sad, grieving, mourning.  eimwoalu
sorrowful, sad, grieving, mourning.  pahtou₁
first day of mourning.  kehnpwe
to be in a state of mourning.  dapwehiak
to cause to cry, to cause to mourn.  kamauke
to mourn for.  dapwehieke
to sigh, to sob, to mourn.  likilikak

mournful  
mournful, saddening.  kedepwidepw
mournful, sorrowful.  kesengiseng

mouse  
computer mouse.  maus
rat, mouse.  kisetik
rat, mouse.  kitik₁

mouth  
a greasy or mushy mouth, literally refering to someone who has easy access to an abundance of food.  aupwidikanakan
corner of the mouth.  kepwil
corner of the mouth.  pwekil
estuary, mouth of a river.  kepinpil
estuary, mouth of a river.  nan kepinpil
having a protruding, carp-like mouth; pouting.  aurei
having a small mouth; quiet, of someone who doesn’t talk much.  auku
having a small mouth; quiet, of someone who doesn’t talk much.  aupon
having a wide, large mouth; big mouthed, both literally and figuratively.  oatwalek
having a wide, large mouth; big mouthed, both literally and figuratively; having a loose tongue, unable to keep a secret.  auwalek
mouth.  ahu
mouth.  dauwas
mouth.  kaururi
mouth.  nandauwas
mouth.  oaht₁
sharp-tongued; having a protruding, carp-like mouth.  aukeng
sharp-tongued; having a protruding, carp-like mouth.  oaterei
upper part of the mouth.  pohrehre

mouthful  
to have a mouthful.  inahpwed

move  
to concentrate on moving forward.  deipwek
to move rapidly.  meliek
cause to be moved or slid.  katohrek
move toward or away.  samwa-
of a long object, to point into; of a canoe, to move toward the land,.  uhlong
to be made to move or shake.  kemwekid
to be rolled, to be moved while rotating.  ketepwur
to be transferred, to be moved; to be postponed.  kosou
to cause to move further; to pass along; to go on; to kill or finish off, of something wounded.  kadauluhl
to dislike to move, to refuse to move.  inemenloal
to flap, of a fish; to move rapidly.  pitikek
to flap, of a fish; to move rapidly.  pitirek
to flow, of water; to move in great numbers, of people.  kereker
to initiate movement of the whole body, as when one starts to rise, walk, run, etc.  mwusikek
to march₁, to move in a military formation.  karis
to move.  kei-
to move.  peinek
to move a group of things.  aker-
to move actively.  pehrier
to move alongside or next to.  peian
to move as a group.  mwus
to move as a group.  mwusir
to move aside the stones used for an uhmw in the act of cleaning it.  paka
to move backwards; to backslide; to stop suddenly.  pweiek
to move earth, as in the preparation of a house foundation.  deipwel
to move further away from.  keilahsang
to move in a curve, to cruise around.  kahp-
to move in a group.  dariek
to move in great numbers, to swarm.  del
to move one's head up and down vertically.  mwate
to move one's hips against another's in the manner characteristic of sexual intercourse.  kurih
to move one's hips in the manner characteristic of sexual intercourse.  kur
to move or change location to, to transfer to, to postpone.  kasau
to move or change location, to transfer, to postpone.  keseu₂
to move slightly.  keitik
to move something a short distance.  kai-
to move something slowly and quietly; to snatch, to steal, to do something illegal.  kawaii
to move swiftly up and down.  mesiek
to move the foreskin of a penis.  kire
to move the mouth; to flutter, to stutter.  pip₂
to move to another location, to transfer, to relocate; to postpone.  kasawada
to move with a low profile, as in a squatting or bent over position; short legged.  karahk
to move, as in one's own body movement.  keielek
to move, as in one's own body movement.  mwekid
to move, of covers, lids, tops, louvers, etc., generally of flat items that are parallel to the ground.  ripe
to move, to be relocated.  kesou
to move, to change residence.  sou₂
to move, to shake; to make a motion, as in a legislative proceeding.  kamwakid
to move; to change status.  sepwil-
to persuade cautiously; to move slowly, physically or mentally.  kamantik
to roll, to move while rotating.  katapwure
to sneak up to, to prowl about, to move stealthily to, to move about discreetly to.  waine
to sneak; to prowl, to move stealthily.  wai
to start; to move.  ourlap

movement  
motion, movement; action, affairs.  keielek
motion, movement; action, affairs.  mwekid
movement.  keitik

movie  
movie, motion picture.  kasdo
movie, motion picture.  kilel mwekid
sign, mark, picture, camera, movie, motion picture.  kilel

moving  
emotionally moving, pitiful, saddening.  kempoake
emotionally moving, pitiful, saddening.  kompoake

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much  
many, much, numerous, plentiful.  tohto
to be too much, excessive, more than enough.  depala

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

Mucuna ponapeana  
vine sp., a woody vine, Mucuna ponapeana.  ohnta

mucus  
nasal mucus.  rengen mwell
nasal mucus.  toai

mud  
mud.  pwelmatak

muddy  
muddy.  pwelmatak
muddy, sloppy.  pwakanakan

mudskipper  
fish sp., mudskipper.  litak

mulberry  
Indian mulberry, noni, Morinda citrifolia, having edible fruit (not eaten on Pohnpei), used extensively in making medicine; roots used for making yellow dye; said to have been the first food on Pohnpei.  wempwul
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

mules-foot fern  
fern sp., mules-foot fern, Marattia mertensiana.  paiwed toantoal

mullet  
acute jawed mullet, Neomyxus leuciscus, normally found on the fringing reef.  limwer
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., bluespot mullet, Valamugil seheli, a mature ah₄.  ahpako
fish sp., bluespot mullet, Valamugil seheli, at a growth stage of approximately 12 inches.  ah₄

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

Mulloides flavolineatus  
fish sp., yellowstripe goatfish, Mulloides flavolineatus.  dingmoa

multiplication  
multiplication, multiplication table.  wad

multiply  
of mathematics, to multiply.  wad
of mathematics, to multiply; to be counted among.  wadiki
to multiply in number, to increase.  kangederala

mumps  
mumps.  sampwo

munch  
constantly munching on food.  kepinwereuh

municipal  
a local judge; a municipal judge.  sounkopwung en wehi
a local judge; a municipal judge.  sounkoupwung en wehi
local court; municipal court.  mwoalen kopwungen wehi

municipality  
an autonomous paramount chiefdom; a political unit, as a municipality, district, state, country, or kingdom.  wehi₂
municipality, kingdom; traditionally only U.  weiso
name of a municipality in Pohnpei.  Madolenihmw
name of a municipality in Pohnpei.  Sokehs
name of a municipality in Pohnpei, officially spelled Kitti.  Kiti
name of a municipality in Pohnpei, officially spelled U.  Uh₃
name of a municipality in Pohnpei; officially spelled Kitti in accord with an archaic spelling system in which the letter t was used to represent the phoneme now spelled d and the letters tt were used to represent the phoneme now spelled t.  Kitti
name of a municipality in Pohnpei; officially spelled Nett in accord with an archaic spelling system in which the letter t was used to represent the phoneme now spelled d and the letters tt were used to represent the phoneme now spelled t.  Nett
name of a municipality in Pohnpei; pronounced uh but spelled U in accord with an archaic spelling system that did not indicate vowel length.  U

murderer  
thief, murderer, rascal.  loallap

murky  
murky, as of muddy water or a cloudy sky.  kiried

murmur  
to criticize; to murmur.  kesenda

Musa  
banana, Musa sp., a generic term for a large number of cultivars, the leaves of which are used for a variety of purposes, including the preparation of medicine and covering an uhmw; bananas are sometimes ingested as a means of removing fish bones caught in the throat; banana fibers of certain cultivars were traditionally used for weaving cloth, a skill which is no longer practiced.  uht

Musa acuminata  
a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, prized for its delicious taste, Musa acuminata.  akadahn
a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, prized for its delicious taste, Musa acuminata.  kaladahn
a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, prized for its delicious taste, Musa acuminata.  lakadahn

Musa textilis  
banana sp., Musa textilis, mostly eaten cooked.  tikahp
banana sp., Musa textilis, mostly eaten cooked.  utisel
banana sp., Musa textilis, usually eaten cooked.  utinwel

Musa troglodytarum  
generic name for a group of banana cultivars that are used as traditional infant food, reported to have the highest provitamin A cartenoid content among all the bananas of the world, eaten both raw and cooked; Musa troglodytarum.  karat

Musa x paradisiaca  
a banana cultivar, so named because the hands of the banana are found on only one side of the stalk, mostly eaten cooked; Musa x paradisiaca.  ihpali

muscle  
meat, flesh, muscle; Biblically, human or sex.  uduk
muscle of a clam, used for closing the shell.  uhre

muscular  
knotty, muscular.  pwukelekel

mush  
mush, grease.  pwidikanakan

mushroom  
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

mushy  
mushy.  pilapil
mushy, greasy.  pwidikanakan

music  
hymn, gospel music.  koulin sarawi
to play music.  keseng

musk mallow  
plant sp., musk mallow, Abelmoschus moschatus.  tehmetei

mustache  
mustache.  elisen powe
to have a mustache.  elisen powe

mustard  
mustard.  mwasdar

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

mute  
mute, dumb, stuttering.  lohteng

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

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

muumuu  
a Chuukese-style muumuu.  likoudang
muumuu, an ankle length dress.  mwuhmwu

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my  
my.  ei₁
my.  nei₁
my, mine.  ahi

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

Myiagra pluto  
bird sp., Pohnpei flycatcher, Myiagra pluto.  koikoi₃

Myripristis adustus  
fish sp., squirrelfish, Myripristis adustus.  mwuhn

Myripristis berndti  
fish sp., bigscale soldier fish, Myripristis berndti.  mwuhn weitahta

Myristica fragrans  
tree sp., Myristica fragrans.  karara

myrrh  
myrrh.  warpwohmwahu

mysterious  
mysterious, mystifying.  kapwonopwon
power rooted in spiritual or magical sources, magical, mysterious, spiritual; official; sovereign, authority.  manaman
to find something confusing, difficult to understand, or mysterious, to be uncertain about.  pwonopwoniki

mystifying  
mysterious, mystifying.  kapwonopwon

Myzomela rubratra  
bird sp., Micronesian honeyeater, Myzomela rubratra.  pwiliet

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