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Updated: 1/20/2018       

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

Pacific greenback turtle  
Pacific greenback turtle, Chelonia mydas.  kalahp

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

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

Pacific Reef-Heron  
bird sp., Pacific Reef-Heron, Egretta sacra.  kowelik

pacification  
pacification.  kameleilei

pacify  
to cure, as an illness; to repair, as an old structure; to pacify, to resolve.  kamwahwihala
to pacify someone who is angry; to inhibit or slow down an activity.  kalohmwetidi
to pacify, to ease tension, to calm someone down.  kamalailaidi
to pacify, to ease tension, to calm someone down.  kameleileidi

pack  
backpack, pack, rucksack.  ruksaku
to put in a bag; to pack.  korukihada

package  
parcel, package, bag.  koruk

packed  
dense, tightly woven or packed; effective, in communcation.  keirek₁

paddle  
carved ornamental dance paddle used when dancing the kepir.  padil en kepir
dance paddle.  pedilenkepir
paddle.  padil
paddle.  sohsohleng
rice paddle.  samusi
steering paddle; rudder.  ilihl
to paddle.  oaresed
to paddle.  sei₁
to paddle a canoe or boat with a pole in a deep lagoon.  erlam
to paddle from the bow of a canoe.  mwohnawar
to paddle from the stern of a canoe.  mwurinwar
to paddle or pole against the wind.  pediang
to paddle to.  saih

paddle dance  
a paddle dance performed on a canoe.  kepir pohn wahr
to be turned or twisted, to dance the paddle dance.  kepir

paddle grass  
grass sp., paddle grass, Ischaemum chordatum.  rehpadil

paddler  
paddler who sits in the bow₂ of a canoe.  mwohnawar
paddler who sits in the stern of a canoe.  mwurinwar

paddy  
rice paddy.  dampwo

pagan  
dark; pagan, uncivilized, uneducated, uncultured, primitive.  rotorot
pagan.  soupwoson
pagan, barbarian.  me rotorot

page  
leaf; sheet, page.  teh

pain  
back pain.  tihn soumedek
burning, of a pain.  tipatip
severe abdominal pain in women arising from movement of the uterus caused by excessive physical activity.  poahsoan mwekidida
to cause pain, to hurt; to cause distress.  kamadakala

painful  
painful, agonizing, torturous.  weirek
painful, physically or mentally.  kamedek
to hurt, to be painful, to ache.  medek

paint  
paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litepw
paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litopw
to be painted or stained with paint made from ais₁ nuts, especially canoes.  aisais
to draw or paint, as a picture.  mahlen
to paint.  litapwih
to paint or stain something with paint made from ais₁ nuts, especially canoes.  aisih
to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litepw
to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol.  litopw

painter  
painter.  sounmahlen

painting  
painting, drawing.  mahlen

pair  
member of a matched pair; peer; counterpart, opponent.  pelie
to come or go in pairs.  mpwer-
to match in competition; to be a member of a matched pair; to be on opposing sides.  peliali
to pair off with; to coincide with, to collide with;.  inenehdi

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

Palaemon serrifer  
carpenter prawn, Palaemon serrifer.  luhr

Palaquium karrak  
tree sp., Palaquium karrak.  kalak

palate  
roof of the mouth, palate.  ngatangat

Palau  
Palau.  Palau

pale  
runny, of colors in materials; pale, of the face as after a sudden shock; blue, of the face as when cold; puckered up, of the mouth as after eating unripe bananas.  reirei₂

palliate  
to palliate an ill person, to help alleviate the symptoms of an illness.  kenei soumwahu

palm  
a coconut palm cultivar.  nihkengk
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized dark green nuts.  nihrirtoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized reddish-orange nuts.  nihrirweita
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large numbers of round, dark green nuts.  nihkarattoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, dark green nuts.  nihtoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, reddish-orange nuts.  nihweita
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing medium-sized pink nuts, characterized by its light green fronds.  nih pwetepwet
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing round, reddish-orange nuts.  nihkaratweita
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small dark green nuts.  nihtiktoal
a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small reddish-orange nuts.  nihtikweita
a coconut palm cultivar, having nuts with a sweet, juicy husk.  adohl
a variety of palm.  mpwel₃
African oil palm, Elaesis guineensis, introduced by the Japanese for its oil.  apwuraiasi
African oil palm, Elaesis guineensis, introduced by the Japanese for its oil.  nihn aprika
betel nut palm, Areca catechu.  pwuh₁
coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, used for skirts, posts, oil, rope, spears, thatch, and for many other purposes.  nih₂
either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihkarattoal or nihkaratweita.  nihkarat
either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihtiktoal or nihtikweita.  nihtik
either of two coconut palm cultivars called nihrirtoal or nihrirweita.  nihrir
ivory nut palm, Metroxylon amicarum, the fronds of which are used for making thatch, also used in making traditional medicines; roof; thatch.  oahs₁
nipa palm, Nypa fruticans, used for thatching a roof.  parem
palm tree.  tuhke pahm
Pohnpei mountain palm, Clinostigma ponapense.  koatop
Pohnpei mountain palm, Clinostigma ponapense.  kotop₁
sprouting coconut palm; coconut cotelydon, the spongy center of a sprouting coconut, also known as a coconut apple.  pahr₃
the area of a palm where the fronds begin to emerge from the trunk.  sapede

palm spp.  
palm spp., Ponapea ledermanniana or Ponapea hosinoi.  kedei

pamper  
to entertain; to baby-sit; to pamper to excess.  kamahlahle
to entertain; to baby-sit; to pamper to excess.  kamwait

pan  
frying pan, skillet.  pirain
frying pan, skillet.  piraipang
pan.  pan

pancake  
pancake.  pankeik

pancreas  
pancreas.  keisar

pandanus  
leaf of a pandanus tree.  piht₂
pandanus leaf made ready for weaving.  pitenpeipei
wild pandanus.  kinuwer

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

Pandanus pulposus  
pandanus sp., Pandanus pulposus, used for making baskets, hats, and sails, the fruit of which is edible.  deipw

pandanus sp.  
pandanus sp.  rara
pandanus sp., Humata banksii.  mwataliniak
pandanus sp., Pandanus pulposus, used for making baskets, hats, and sails, the fruit of which is edible.  deipw
pandanus sp., Pandanus tectorius; used for thatch, mats, hats, etc.  kipar
pandanus sp., Pandanus tolotomensis.  kiparenwel
pandanus sp., Thoracostachyum pandanophyllum.  pwoaki

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

Pandanus tectorius  
pandanus sp., Pandanus tectorius; used for thatch, mats, hats, etc.  kipar

Pandanus tolotomensis  
pandanus sp., Pandanus tolotomensis.  kiparenwel

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

pant  
a panting breath.  kumolomol

pants  
dress pants.  rausis en kapwat
long pants.  rausis reirei
short pants, shorts.  lepin rausis
short pants, shorts.  rausis mwotomwot
trousers, pants.  rausis
work pants.  rausis kihou

Panulirus  
spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.  uhr₁
spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.  urenna
spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.  wirenna

papaya  
papaya, Carica papaya.  memiap

paper  
paper, cardboard; something made of paper, as a ticket, diploma, certificate, etc.  doaroapwe
paper, cardboard; something made of paper, as a ticket, diploma, certificate, etc.  doaropwe
toilet paper.  doaropwehn poahr

Papua New Guinea  
Papua New Guinea.  Papua Nukini

parable  
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  koasoai
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  pilepil

parade  
a marching dance, procession, parade.  kahlu
to perform a marching dance; to go in a procession, to parade.  kahlu

Paraderris elliptica  
plant sp., derris root, Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.  uhp
the vine of Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.  saluhp

paradise  
paradise.  paradais

paradox  
to provide an example; to make an analogy, to make a comparison; to point out a paradox.  karasaras

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

paragraph  
of cane-like plants, the part of the stem between the joints (internode); stanza of a song or poem, paragraph in a story, syllable of a word.  pwuloi
paragraph.  parakrap

parallel  
equal, even, flush, parallel, in unison.  pahrek

paralysis  
paralysis.  lisongapwo
paralysis, weakness.  mwoator

paralytic  
paralytic, weak.  mwoator

paralyzed  
to be paralyzed.  lisongapwo

parasite  
to be in a parasitical relationship with.  parasaidih
parasite, one who lives at the expense of others without making any useful contribution.  parasaid
to be a parasite.  parasaid

parcel  
parcel, package, bag.  koruk

pardon  
Pardon me!, as when appearing or passing in front of others.  ihieng
a speech of apology, apology, pardon.  sakaradahn misik
excuse, pardon.  sekeren misik
excuse, pardon, a speech of apology.  sakar misik
forgiveness, pardon.  iorlap
forgiveness, pardon.  mahk₃

parent  
source, origin, or parent of a surculose, a plant that produces suckers (root sprouts); ancestor.  inosada
to give birth; to be a parent; to possess, to draw interest, of money.  neitik

parinarium nut  
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

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

park  
to be anchored or tied up, of a boat; to be parked, of a car.  pei₄
to park, as a car.  pahk₂

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

parole  
parole, probation.  parohl
to be on parole or probation.  parohl
to parole, to place on probation.  parohlih

parrotfish  
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  kilikil₂
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  lida
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  mahuenmoar
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  pahme
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  pedilik₂
fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.  umwun₂
fish sp., a mature humphead parrotfish (kemeik) Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.  tamwais
fish sp., bicolor parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor.  weleir
fish sp., blue-barred parrotfish, Scarus ghobban.  lidoin mahu
fish sp., ember parrotfish, a variety of Scarus rubroviolaceus.  lidoi
fish sp., ember parrotfish, a variety of Scarus rubroviolaceus.  mahu pwur
fish sp., humphead parrotfish, a variety of Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.  kemeik
fish sp., Pacific longnose parrotfish, Hipposcarus longiceps.  mwomwmei
fish sp., tan-faced parrotfish.  mahu toal
fish sp., yellow-tailed brown parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor; more generally Scaridae (parrot fishes); normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.  lawi
fish spp., any bluish parrotfish.  mahu

part  
ingredient, part, component.  dipwisawih
part, in the hair.  elenwel
part, side; division, section; day after tomorrow.  pali₁
the larger part, the majority.  palilaud
to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from.  mweisang
to part, of the hair.  elenwel

partial  
partial reduplication.  pwuloi kopwur luh
unfair, partial, inequitable.  sapairair

participant  
disciple, one who spreads the preachings of Jesus (Biblical); participant in a learning session; intern.  tohnpadahk
member of; inhabitant of; participant of; this word is typically written attached to the word it precedes.  tohn₂
to become a member, inhabitant, or participant of.  towehda

participate  
to accompany, join, or go with, to participate, to attend.  iang
to attend a feast or to participate in feast activities in the expectation of getting a generous gift of food.  lipekekilih

partner  
pre-marital sex partner.  kahs₄
to have as a partner; to court.  akwerengki

party  
a party or gift given to a sounwini the fourth day of taking medicine.  koten wini
a plate of food, intended as a contribution to a party; a party in which such plates of food are used; a doggy bag; the leftovers to be taken home at the end of a meal.  deikaud
table; party.  tehpel
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  ainpwoat
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  einpwoat
to give a party.  tehpel
to give a party or gift to a medicine maker or traditional masseur the fourth day of taking medicine or treatment.  ilisapw
to give a party or gift to a medicine maker or traditional masseur the fourth day of taking the medicine or receiving the treatment.  elisapw
traditional ceremonial feast, party.  kamadipw

Parupeneus cyclostomus  
fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.  mwompwon
fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.  mwomwalis

Parupeneus indicus  
fish sp., goatfish, Parupeneus indicus, commonly found near the barrier reef.  iomo

Paspalum cartilagineum  
grass spp., Andropogon glaber or Paspalum cartilagineum.  rehnta

Paspalum conjugatum  
grass sp. Paspalum conjugatum.  rehnwaii

Paspalum vaginatum  
grass sp., Paspalum vaginatum.  dumwur

pass  
to appear; to show up; to go through; to pass, in a race.  pwar
to be connected, to be fastened together; to be passed on, of verbal information.  peus
to be connected, to be fastened together; to be passed on, of verbal information.  pous
to be passed around, to be passed indirectly; to be gotten around, as a problem.  kepidek
to be passed in the traditional manner of respect; to be placed across another thing.  loang
to cause to move further; to pass along; to go on; to kill or finish off, of something wounded.  kadauluhl
to connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information.  peuse
to connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information.  pouse
to pass an object in the traditional form of respect.  tehlapalap
to pass an object with one's hands; to wave one's hands around.  kapa-
to pass around, to pass indirectly; to get around, as a problem.  kepidak
to pass by one another; to be lined up in parallal rows.  pesereid
to pass by one another; to be lined up in parallal rows.  pisereid
to pass by, to go beyond.  douluhl
to pass by, to go beyond; after, with reference to telling time.  daulih
to pass by; to be caught sight of; to visit.  moahl₂
to pass in a card game, to pass a test, to pass something from one person to another.  pahs₂
to pass in the traditional manner of respect; to place one thing across another thing.  loange
to pass objects from one person to another.  ahng₂
to pass, in a card game.  iranai
to penetrate, go through, or pass into.  dil
to squeeze through, to pass through in spite of an obstacle.  duwal
to step forward; to pass over.  tiala

pass the buck  
to pass the buck, to ask someone else to do a task one was assigned.  ilekpous

pass₁  
large pass₁ in the outer reef and the area inside the reef adjacent to the pass; harbor.  kepidau

passage  
channel, canal, a passage in a reef.  dahu

passenger  
passenger.  pahsinse

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

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

passion  
desire, wish, will, urge, longing, lust, passion.  ineng₁

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

passive  
peaceful, easygoing, unenthusiastic, slow moving, passive, lethargic.  meleilei

Passover  
Passover, Lent, Easter.  Pahsohpa

past  
in the past, a long time ago.  mahs₁

paste  
bean paste.  miso
pandanus paste, a food normally made on the atolls.  sehnkun en kipar

pastor  
pastor; watchman, guard, protector.  silepe

pasty  
pasty, mashed.  pitakatak
to make something pasty or sticky, such as a starchy liquid.  katenihala

pat  
to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the wor...  damwer
to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the wor...  damwer
to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the wor...  demwidemw
to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the wor...  demwidemw
to pat; to slap affectionately; to drum, to play a drum.  pikir
to pat; to slap affectionately; to play a drum.  pikipik

patch  
a patch.  deipin
bank of a taro patch.  dek₁
to be patched, of a thatch roof; to be shuffled, of cards; to be placed behind one's ear, of flowers.  dilipek
to be patched; to be blocked; to be sealed.  pinapin
to patch or to be patched.  deipin
to patch, to repair a leak.  deipina
to patch; to block; to seal a bottle or end of a tube.  pina

paternal  
the paternal clan of either one's mother or father.  wahn mwahng

path  
road, street, trail, path; line; way.  ahl₁
side path, a small path off the main one; shortcut; secondary road.  alesop

patience  
patience, restraint.  inamah
patience, restraint.  kanengamah
patience, tolerance.  koatoan

patient  
patient.  inamah
patient.  kanengamah
to be patient with.  kanengamahiong

patrol  
to inspect, examine, or check; to patrol.  dou₃

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

pause  
to drink kava at a second location; to pause while pounding kava so that it may be turned over for further pounding.  keidihd

pave  
to pave or blacktop, as a road.  peipih

paved  
to be paved or blacktopped, of a road.  peip

pavement  
pavement.  peip

pay  
to be bought; to be paid; to cost money.  pweipwei₂
to buy, to pay, to hire.  pwain
to give food, to pay, to give goods as payment.  katingih
to heed, to pay attention to, to agree with.  ahne
to pay tribute, to repay a service or good deed, to pay for something, as rent.  ise

payday  
payday.  peidei

payment  
cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.  isepe
payment or reward; food provided in return for labor; food provided for a hunting or fishing trip.  kating
payment or reward; food provided in return for labor; food provided for a hunting or fishing trip.  keting
the offer of a life as a payment or recompense for something.  mpen mour
to be put down; to be put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions; to make regular payments or deposits.  pwilidi
to give food, to pay, to give goods as payment.  katingih
to offer a life as a payment or recompense for something.  mpen mourki
tribute, reward; payment; fee; gift; tax.  isais

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peace  
a time of peace and tranquility.  mwein nihkes
a time of peace and tranquility.  nihkesemwei
desiring peace and quiet while under the influence of kava.  kahka
peace.  ikes
peace.  lehle
peace.  meleilei
peace.  mwoalekek
peace.  mwulekek
peace, tranquility.  mwelekek
peace, tranquility, good feelings.  onepek
peace, tranquility; joy.  nihkes
peace, tranquility; joy.  popohl
period of peace, tranquility, and prosperity.  soanemweidek
to make peace.  kamweimwahu
to settle a quarrel, to make peace.  kamwahu₂

Peace Corps  
Peace Corps.  Pihs Kohr

peaceful  
well-arranged; comfortable; peaceful.  soanamwahu
of a man, effeminate; of a woman, masculine; of a peaceful nature.  piledek
peaceful, calm; good.  lehle
peaceful, easygoing, unenthusiastic, slow moving, passive, lethargic.  meleilei
peaceful, tranquil.  soanemek

peacemaker  
a peacemaker; one who offers prayers to Enihlap.  menin leuleu
peacemaker, mediator.  sounkapohl

peak  
mountain peak or crest.  kumwukumw en nahna
peak, crest, small hill.  kumwukumw₂
peak, pointed.  kengkeng
top, peak, summit, ridge.  koadoke

peanut  
peanut.  pihnas

peanut butter  
peanut butter.  pihnas pwete

pearl  
pearl.  menemen en pahsu

pebble  
pebble, a piece of gravel or crushed coral.  weren rakied

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

peck  
to peck, of birds; to nibble the bait, of fish.  palih₁
to peck, of birds; to nibble the bait, of fish.  pel₁

peculiar  
old; awkward; peculiar; outgoing, forward, of women.  limedek

pedal  
pedal.  mehn tiati

peek  
to peek; to blossom, of fruit trees.  pwer

peel  
one who peels the breadfruit in the preparation of lihli.  sounrar
to be sliced, to be peeled.  sansar₁
to be uprooted; to be peeled off; to be wearing off, of a feeling or effect.  sansarada
to peel off, as of skin or paint.  tepwasang
to peel off; to pull down an eyelid, a lip, or the foreskin of the penis.  kirehdi
to peel, as a banana.  kaup
to peel, as a banana.  kokoup
to peel, of the skin after being sunburned; to fade, as of a color; to bleach out; to let up.  sar₁
to peel, to strip off, as when removing the peel from a banana.  kirehsang
to skin or peel.  rar₃
to skin or peel; to band₁ a tree to kill it.  rere
to slice, to peel with an instrument.  sere₁

peeler  
cowry shell; any species of sea shell; cowry shells are commonly notched, sharpened, and used as breadfruit peelers.  pwili

peeling  
peeling, as of the skin or as of paint; of plywood, coming to be separated.  sarekek

peep  
habitually peeping at naked woman.  limwoanipil
the act of peeping at nude people who are bathing.  mwoanipil
to peep at.  mwanok
to peep at.  mwoanok
to peep; to observe from a hidden position.  rukih

peer  
member of a matched pair; peer; counterpart, opponent.  pelie
to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance.  iroir
to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance.  irong

Pemphis acidula  
tree sp., Pemphis acidula, noted for its strong, hard wood.  ngih₃

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

pen₁  
pen₁, for writing.  pehn₂

penalty  
penalty, punishment, fine₁.  kalokepe

pencil  
pencil.  pinsel

pencil sharpener  
pencil sharpener.  mehn seipinsel

pendant  
a traditional ornament or pendant for a man's chest.  likpwake
pendant.  pwake

pendulum  
pendulum of a clock.  wusol en kuloak

penetrate  
to penetrate, go through, or pass into.  dil
to penetrate, to sink, to dig in.  ir-
to sink in; to penetrate, to pierce.  sinom

peninsula  
name of the small peninsula in Kolonia (Mesenieng) where the Sokehs rebels were executed by the Germans.  Kumwunlaid

penis  
diseased, of a penis.  wulekens
gizzard; slang for penis.  kataul
penis.  deriek
penis of an adult, with the foreskin retracted.  kiresek
penis of an infant.  sihk₂
penis, diminutive form; to tied or attached together one after another, as breadfruit or flowers, to tie together a bundle of things; a bunch of anything.  dundun
penis, of an adult.  kuruptoaleileng
penis, of an adult.  kuruptoaleina
penis, of an adult.  lahk
penis, of an adult.  wihl₁
uncircumcised penis.  lakepon
uncircumcised penis.  wilepon
uncircumcised penis.  wulopon

Pennisetum purpureum  
grass sp., napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum.  poakso

Pennsylvania  
Pennsylvania.  Pensilpeinia

people  
commoner, common people.  aramas mwahl
one of the two kinds of people who lived on Pohnpei in the past (the other being the liet); the predecessors of the contemporary aramas (people) of Pohnpei.  Arem
people of olden times.  mehn kawa
people, person, human being, mankind; somebody, someone; commoner, as opposed to the soupeidi.  aramas

Peperomia pellucida  
plant sp., Peperomia pellucida, used to treat type II diabetes.  sekewenleng

Peperomia ponapensis  
chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis.  sele

pepper  
betel leaf, a sp. of pepper plant, Piper betle, the leaves of which are used as a wrapping for betel nut.  kapwoi
black pepper, Piper nigurum.  peper
chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis.  sele
chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis.  sele

peppery  
peppery, spicy, hot.  kerengireng

peppy  
active, peppy.  pwahtiet

perceive  
to perceive; to feel, think, or sense.  pehm

percent  
percentage, percent.  persent
percentage, percent.  piresent

percentage  
percentage, percent.  persent
percentage, percent.  piresent

perception  
feeling, sense, thought, reaction, perception, insight.  pepehm

perfect  
perfect, just right.  lel₂
perfect, just right.  leltih
perfect, just right.  pwakan
reddened, of the skin; handsome, perfect.  pwukapwuk

perform  
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse.  ape₂
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse with; to assault, to attack; to repair, to fix.  apehne
to perform this feast.  sakalap
to perform under direct instruction.  dil pahn ilek

perfume  
oil, for cooking or as a lotion; perfume.  leh₁
oil, perfume; pond; deep pocket of water in the reef.  kisin leh
perfume.  lehn wai

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

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

period  
the present era, literally ‘time of now’.  Mwein Ansou
a period of war and instability.  mweisuwed
during the time, for a period of, while, until, so long as.  erein
era, period of time, reign.  mwehi
the German period.  Mwein Sehmen
the Japanese period.  Mwein Sapahn
the missionary period, also sometime identified as Mwein Marain.  Mwein Misioneri
the period of enlightenment, the period of Christianity.  Mwein Marain
the Spanish period.  Mwein Sipein

perishable  
perishable, not long lasting.  kerepwel₁
perishable, not long lasting.  sohr

perjury  
perjury.  kahula likamw

permanent  
everlasting, constant, permanent.  poatoapoat

permissible  
to be allowable, to be permissible.  mweimwei₁

permission  
permission.  mweimwei₁
permission to speak, asked of the Nahnmwarki.  lepin sepwil
to have permission from.  pwilikihsang

permit  
to allow, to permit.  mweidehng
to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit.  dukieng
to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit.  oke₂
to treat an ill-tempered person well; to indulge, to permit, to allow, to pay attention to.  katele

Perocheirus  
sp. of lizard, dark blue with light blue stripes, Perocheirus.  limenimeninseri

Persea americana  
avocado, Persea americana.  apakahdo

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

persevering  
diligent or persevering because of enthusiasm.  ngiangi
faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal.  loaloapwoat
faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal.  peirek
to be devoted, reliable, persevering.  loalehng
to be devoted, reliable, persevering.  loalohng

persistent  
insistent, persistent.  ketiket₂

person  
a person that is passing by; the response given by a passer-by.  kedindalewe
Catholic term, person in the blessed trinity.  persona
people, person, human being, mankind; somebody, someone; commoner, as opposed to the soupeidi.  aramas

perspiration  
perspiration, sweat.  lensienleng
perspiration, sweat.  lihseinleng
perspiration, sweat.  nahnisohra
perspiration, sweat.  pwudau
perspiration, sweat.  pwudo

persuade  
supple, limber; easily persuaded; lucky.  materek
to grate; to force; to compel, to persuade, to coerce.  iding₁
to persuade cautiously; to move slowly, physically or mentally.  kamantik

pertain  
to pertain to; to concern.  pid₂

perverse  
perverse, always causing problems and creating difficulties.  dikadik

pesky  
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

pessimistic  
pessimistic.  lamalam tikitik
pessimistic.  loaltehtik
pessimistic.  loaltik

pest  
a commoner, trouble maker, literally a destructive animal; insect pest.  menin kau

pestle  
pestle, for pounding breadfruit.  peinar

Peter  
Peter, two books in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament), 1 Piter and 2 Piter.  Piter

petition  
to request, to ask a favor, to beg, to petition.  pekipek

petty  
petty, argumentative, contentious, desirous of being correct at all times, always justifying one's own actions; disagreeable.  akupwung

pa    pe    ph    pi    pl    po    pr    ps    pt    pu       -top-  

Phaethon lepturus  
bird sp., white tailed tropic bird, Phaethon lepturus.  sihk₁

pharisaical  
Pharisee, one who is two faced, hypocritical, or pharisaical.  Parisi
two faced, hypocritical, pharisaical.  loalen parisi

Pharisee  
Pharisee, one who is two faced, hypocritical, or pharisaical.  Parisi

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

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

Philippines  
Philippines.  Pilipihn

phlegm  
phlegm.  kapatau
phlegm.  kopatau

phone  
cell phone.  sehlpwohn

phonograph  
phonograph.  sikongki

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

phosphorescent  
to sparkle; to be phosphorescent.  didmwerek

photograph  
to photograph.  kilel
to photograph.  kilele

Phragmites karka  
reed sp. Phragmites karka similar to bamboo, used for weaving and for making nose flutes.  lirau
reed sp., Phragmites karka; a minor rafter to which pieces of thatch are attached, also woven into panelling for walls in a traditional house.  rahu
reed sp., Saccharum spontaneum or Phragmites karka, used as a building material and for medicinal purposes; used for house walls, roofing materials, and in building coconut driers.  ahlek

phrase  
a phrase referring to a number of incestuous acts on which the polity of the chiefdom of Madolenihmw was founded.  neitik en Madolenihmw
noun phrase.  pwuloin lokaia naun
phrase.  lepin koasoai
phrase.  pwuloin koasoai
phrase.  pwuloin lokaia
temporal phrase.  pwuloin koasoai en ansou
temporal phrase.  pwuloin lokaia en ansou
verb phrase.  pwuloin lokaia perip

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

Physalis angulata  
plant sp., Physalis angulata.  tuhke wah pwonopwon duwehte tehn sele

pa    pe    ph    pi    pl    po    pr    ps    pt    pu       -top-  

pick  
a pick used for the ear, as a Q-tip.  mehn ersaleng
of fruit, to be picked o pulled down by means of a pole or stick.  diedihdi
of fruit, to pull down or pick by means of a pole or stick.  diehdi
to be cut with scissors or shears; to be picked up with a pair of sticks, of hot rocks from an uhmw.  tipw₂
to be picked, pulled, or cut down in entirety.  emwiemwidi
to carry or lift something that can be lightly suspended with one hand; to pick up with the thumb and the forefinger.  tile
to choose, to pick out, to select.  pil₂
to choose, to pick out, to select.  pilipil
to cut with scissors or shears; to pick up hot rocks from an uhmw with a pair of sticks.  tipwa
to pick fruit with a pole.  pile₁
to pick fruit with a pole.  pilede
to pick leaves or flowers.  dar₂
to pick lice from one's hair; to groom.  litepwitepw
to pick lice from one's hair; to groom.  mpek
to pick lice from one's own head.  liaid
to pick up, to carry, to take along.  limehda
to pick, as leaves or flowers.  dender
to pick, pull, or cut down in entirety.  amweredi
to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap.  dulung
to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap.  dolung
to pick, to remove from the stalk.  dondol
to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.  pwenik
to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.  pwinik

pick up  
to lift, to pick up; to adopt.  pwek₁
to pick up a fare, of taxi drivers.  pwekada
to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc.  oare
to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc.  oaroahr₁

pickaxe  
pickaxe.  pihkahkis

picnic  
picnic.  pikinik

picture  
picture, snapshot.  pikser
sign, mark, picture, camera, movie, motion picture.  kilel

pidgin  
pidgin, as pidgin English.  pisin

pie  
pie.  pai₃

piece  
a bit, a little, a piece of.  ekis
a numeral classifier used in counting bits of, small pieces of, or fragments of.  pwidik
a piece.  pihs₂
a piece; an object.  mwodol
a piece; object.  mwudul
section, piece, side.  lepi-

pied  
colored, spotted, pied.  mwaimwai
colored, spotted, pied.  mweimwei₃

pierce  
to be stabbed, to be speared, to be pierced.  dokedi
to be stabbed, to be speared, to be pierced.  dokidi
to pierce the prepuce or an earlobe.  dokentei
to sink in; to penetrate, to pierce.  sinom

pig  
a large pig or turtle.  tihnsauriau
a man or pig having only one testicle.  usolpali
a man or pig having only one testicle.  wusolpali
female pig before it is bred.  mpwel₄
mature male pig; a derogatory term for filariasis.  usolmat₁
mature male pig; a derogatory term for filariasis.  wusolmat₁
pig, swine, pork, Sus scrofa.  pwihk

pig pen  
pig pen.  imwen pwihk

pigeon  
bird sp., Micronesian pigeon, Ducula oceanica; also used generically for any pigeon.  mwuroi
bird sp., pigeon,.  sapa₂
bird sp., pigeon, with black legs.  lawihwe
bird sp., pigeon, with red legs.  leding

pigeon-toed  
pigeon-toed.  pwukiewet

pig-headed  
pig-headed, refusing to accept advice or follow instructions, stubborn.  sarongorong

pike  
fish sp., mackerel pike.  samma

pile  
a dance platform used for performing the traditonal Pohnpeian dance called iripoas; foundation; pile; heap.  poahs
a pile of leaves or split banana stems placed on the ground to cushion the fall of breadfruit being harvested.  katep₁
altar; any ancient structure of stones; a pile.  pehi₂
heap, pile.  kasukasuk
hump, pile.  seu
hump, pile.  sou₉
of the roots of a plant, to be piled up with earth.  sokopwel
pile of debris, dump.  peinikid
pile of objects, stone wall.  koasokoasok
pile up,stack.  kasokasok
pillow; small hill that is long and rounded, ridge; pile; bed, for planting.  uluhl
to be piled up.  posokehda
to be piled up, to be heaped up.  poaloangoaloang
to be piled up, to be heaped up.  polongolong
to be piled up, to be stacked.  kasokasok
to gather, of things; to pile up.  akerpene
to pile earth around the roots of a plant.  sokopwelih
to pile earth around the roots of a plant.  uhpwel
to pile stones on firewood in the preparation of an uhmw.  takaida
to pile up.  koasok
to pile up, to stack.  kasoke
to stack, to pile up.  kaposoke
used to count piles of feces.  sou₄

Pilea microphylla  
artillery plant, Pilea microphylla.  limwin tuhke

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

pillar  
post, pole, pillar, column.  uhr₂

pillow  
pillow.  rerinpehiso
pillow for a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  derihleng
pillow; small hill that is long and rounded, ridge; pile; bed, for planting.  uluhl
to use a pillow.  uluhl
to use as a pillow.  ulung

pilot  
pilot.  pwailet

pimple  
pimple, acne.  maht

pin  
pin, tack, bobbypin, safety pin.  pihn

pinch  
to pinch.  kinih
to pinch.  kinikin
to pinch off the newly sprouted vines from a yam to delay the growth of new vines from a plant that has been left in the ground for a second year.  dapohnkehp

pincher  
sticks for picking up hot stone; pincher; pliers.  pahnmwei

pinchers  
stick for picking up hot stones, pinchers; pliers.  pahmwei

pine  
Christmas tree; Norfolk island pine, Araucaria excelsa.  tuhkehn kirismas
to miss a person or a place, to to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine for home.  keidloaloh
to miss a person or a place, to to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine for home.  loaloid

pineapple  
pineapple, Ananas comosus, used as skirts.  pweinaper

ping-pong  
ping-pong.  pimpong

pining  
to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, pining for home.  iremwell
to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, pining for home.  loaleid

pink  
dark pink.  maramer
pink.  mpwulapwul

pink eye  
conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  maspwunan
conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  mwohrekenleng
rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  moahrokenleng
rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  pwinan
rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye.  pwunan

pinky  
small or baby finger, the pinky.  senditik
small or baby finger, the pinky.  tikilehtik
the little finger, also called the baby finger or pinky.  sohkatepe₂

pipe  
a pipe (for smoking).  paip₃
a pipe (for smoking).  sedru
pipe, as a water pipe.  paip₂
to tap ashes from a cigar, cigarette, or pipe.  loipehs

Piper betle  
betel leaf, a sp. of pepper plant, Piper betle, the leaves of which are used as a wrapping for betel nut.  kapwoi

Piper methysticum  
Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having smooth, light colored stems.  rahmedel
Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having a series of purplish or blackish spots on the stem.  rahmwanger
Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having smooth, light colored stems.  sakau rahmedel
Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having spotted stems.  sakau rahmwanger
kava plant, Piper methysticum, a cultural keystone sp.; any intoxicating beverage.  sakau
kava, Piper methysticum .  sinahni
kava, Piper methysticum, a cultural keystone sp.; any intoxicating beverage.  soakoa₂

Piper nigurum  
black pepper, Piper nigurum.  peper

Piper ponapense  
vine sp., Piper ponapense, used for a variety of medicinal purposes.  konok

Pipturus argenteus  
plant sp., Boehmeria celebica or Pipturus argenteus.  kehrari

pistol  
pistol, revolver.  pisdor

piston  
piston, of an engine.  pisdong

pit  
a series of pits, usually of preserved breadfruit; a pool from a large abandoned pit for preserving breadfruit.  kahllipw
a series of pits, usually of preserved breadfruit; a pool from a large pit for preserving breadfruit.  kahnlipw
an old preserved breadfruit pit.  mohnlipw
large hole in the ground, pit.  lihpw₂
pit into which breadfruit are placed in the making of preserved breadfruit.  kahlipw
pit, formerly the pit in the middle of the main platform of a nahs where a fire was kept burning from which the first of the uhmws were lit.  nanparas

Pitar  
clam sp., Pitar spp.; term applies to all smooth, burrowing clams.  kopil

pitch  
pitch, tar, blacktop, as for a road.  pis
to pitch a slow ball, in baseball.  koswai

pitch₁  
in baseball, an underhand pitch₁.  andasiro

pitch-black  
pitch-black; in the dark, as of one who doesn't know something.  rotapwahk

pitcher  
pitcher, in baseball.  pissa

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

pity  
to pity.  poakehla

pizza  
pizza.  pissa₂

pa    pe    ph    pi    pl    po    pr    ps    pt    pu       -top-  

place  
cold place.  sapwkepeu
a place in Madolenihmw where Kitti warriors led by Isosauri defeated a force from Madolenihmw in the eighteenth century.  Loangtakai
a temple, church, or a place of worship.  ihmw sarawi
a temple, church, or a place of worship.  tehnpas sarawi
hole or space between the katengepwel and the katengeleng; a place in a nahs.  dewenmei
homeland, the place one considers home; order, disposition; proper place.  soane
place for wrestling or fighting; place where spirits sing, dance, and play together day and night.  merei
place of the uhmw; small stones used for making an uhmw.  rahs
place where the uhmw is located.  pahpei₁
place, point.  wasa
rank or station; sitting area or location; place for a sexual liaison.  dehu
sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place, sitting place.  marekileng
sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place, sitting place.  marekileng
sandy place inside the barrier reef.  seh₁
sitting place, sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place.  mwoahl₁
sitting place, sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place.  mwoahl₁
sitting place, sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place.  mwoahl₁
to be passed in the traditional manner of respect; to be placed across another thing.  loang
to be patched, of a thatch roof; to be shuffled, of cards; to be placed behind one's ear, of flowers.  dilipek
to be placed down, of a number of dead animals or fish that are to be used for food.  ras₃
to hand something to someone, to place something on another thing.  patohwan-
to pass in the traditional manner of respect; to place one thing across another thing.  loange
to place a cup under the hibiscus bast during the process of preparing kava.  pel₄
to place a pole or a line to serve as a kehndou.  kehndawih
to place a wrap or cover over oneself so that the front of the torso is covered.  liapwahpw
to place in close proximity.  katuk₂

placenta  
placenta, afterbirth.  iengen seri

plain  
a plain, coastal plain, level ground.  patapat
narrow flood plain.  soun nahnpil

plaintiff  
plaintiff.  me repenpwung
plaintiff.  pelien repenpwung
plaintiff, in a criminal case.  mehn pahn repenpwung

plan  
organization, structure, rule, plan, agreement; judgement, pronouncement, decision.  koasoandi
plan.  pilahn
to plan.  pilahn

plane  
plane, the carpenter's tool.  pilein
to plane.  pilein
to plane with the carpenter's tool.  pileinih

plane₁  
fighter plane₁.  sendohki

plant  
a fresh water plant similar in appearance to oaloahd, Blyxa aubertii.  oaloahdenpil
a medicinal plant.  kauenioas
a medicinal plant.  sonsol
a medicinal plant.  timwir
a smelly, medicinal plant.  kamalawa₂
artillery plant, Pilea microphylla.  limwin tuhke
medicinal plant.  sakan₂
plant species used as medicinal plant.  takatek
plant species used as medicinal plant.  tekatek
plant species, Allophylus ternatus; use for medicine and to make fishing nets.  unge
something newly planted.  poadakapw
the replantable part of a plant, the crown of a taro corm; butt, as of a cigarette.  paki₁
to be planted.  poad
to cultivate, to plant mixed crops.  koadoahkehdi
to plant.  padok
to plant.  poadok
to plant a yam in a shallow hole.  pwerinmwengki
to soak; to weigh down in the water; to plant yams.  sohn
tree, plant, lumber, wood.  tuhke

plant sp.  
a herbaceous ornamental, Gomphrena globosa.  kapwunior
a herbaceous ornamental, Gomphrena globosa.  pawehs
hibiscus sp. Hibiscus tilicaceus, used for making ropes and paddles, terminal buds used for medicine.  pahtakai
bushy plant sp.  koamoaloamoal
plant sp.  katol
plant sp.  kehpwalia
plant sp., Adenostemma lanceolatum.  mapulupul
plant sp., Aeschynomene indica.  ikin sihk
plant sp., Allamanda cathartica, said to have been introduced by the Germans.  pahtou₂
plant sp., Allophylus timoriensis.  sekesek
plant sp., Angelonia angustifolia.  mwahng₁
plant sp., Bidens alba.  koionleng wah pwetepwet
plant sp., Boehmeria celebica or Pipturus argenteus.  kehrari
plant sp., Callicarpa candicans ponapensis used for poisoning fish.  uhpen iap
plant sp., Calopogonium mucunoides.  kalopo
plant sp., Claoxylon carolinianum.  koahi
plant sp., Cleome viscosa.  kuhiolung
plant sp., Colubrina asiatica.  pwudopwud₂
plant sp., Commelina diffusa.  rehsopw
plant sp., Dalbergia candenatensis.  selen kaikes
plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.  kehmelimel
plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.  likaritikitik
plant sp., Dendrocnide latifolia, the leaves of which cause itching.  leles
plant sp., Gironniera celtidifolia.  kehmwut
plant sp., Glochidion marianum, Glochidion puberulum, and Glochidion ramiflorum.  luwekindinloal
plant sp., Hernandia nymphaeifolia.  pingiping₂
plant sp., Hippobroma longiflora.  wahn rohs pwetepwet
plant sp., Ipomoea aquatica.  kangkong
plant sp., Ipomoea indica.  iol wah poh mehi
plant sp., Ipomoea violacea.  ompen lehdau
plant sp., Kyllinga nemoralis.  lingkarak tikitik
plant sp., Ludwigia hyssopifolia.  delahrik
plant sp., Melanthera biflora.  ikia
plant sp., Physalis angulata.  tuhke wah pwonopwon duwehte tehn sele
plant sp., Polygala paniculata.  pwohn kisinpwil
plant sp., Polygala paniculata.  tuhkehn kisinpwil
plant sp., Polygala paniculata.  tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil
plant sp., Premna serratifolia.  oahr
plant sp., Premna serratifolia.  tepwuk
plant sp., Premna serratifolia.  tuhken amwise
plant sp., Procris pedunculata.  pwaked₁
plant sp., Vitex trifolia, subsp. trifolia, the leaves of which are burned at night to keep mosquitoes away.  kehamwise
plant sp., a flowering plant.  pauwehs
plant sp., a kind of bush.  ioio
plant sp., a kind of bush.  ioio
plant sp., a kind of vine.  pwoampwoamw₁
plant sp., Arabian jasmine, Jasminum sambac.  sampakihda
plant sp., bougainvillea Bougainvillea glabra.  pwukenwilia
plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.  repwen malek
plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.  ropwen malek
plant sp., coleus, Solenostemon scutellarioides and Sida rhombifolia, var. longipedicellata.  koramahd
plant sp., derris root, Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.  uhp
plant sp., erythrina, Erythrina fusca.  paramwahn
plant sp., glorytower, Clerodendrum inerme.  ilau
plant sp., musk mallow, Abelmoschus moschatus.  tehmetei
plant sp., Peperomia ponapensis.  wahn nihn
plant sp., smooth rattlepod, Crotalaria pallida.  kandalahria
plant sp., smooth rattlepod, Crotalaria pallida.  klordalahria wah tikitik
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
plant sp., tobacco, Nicotrina tabacum; any rough-cut tobacco.  tapaker
plant sp., tobacco, Nicotrina tabacum; any rough-cut tobacco.  tipaker₁
plant sp., used medicinally.  kahmed
plant sp., useful in starting fires.  kehid
plant sp., which has bunches of flowers resembling a bouquet.  tuhkehn kopwopwoud
plant sp., wild vetch.  keiwalu
plant sp., with a pink flower, Derris trifoliata, used as a fish bait.  kehoaroahr

plant sp. %Mirabilis jalapa  
ornamental plant sp., Mirabilis jalapa.  pwohrkuloak

plant sp. %Peperomia pellucida  
plant sp., Peperomia pellucida, used to treat type II diabetes.  sekewenleng

plant sp.%Neisosperma oppositifolia  
plant sp.,Neisosperma oppositifolia.  kite

plant spp.  
plant spp., Bidens alba and Melanthera biflora.  moaresed
plant spp., Bidens alba, Melanthera biflora, and Sphagneticola trilobata.  ngkahu
plant spp., Cyperus cyperinus or Kyllinga nemoralis.  rehlingkarak
plant spp., Cyperus javanicus or Hypolytrum dissitiflorum.  sapasap₂
plant spp., Eleocharis ochrostachys, Rhynchospora rugosa subsp. lavarum, and Schoenus achaetus.  matamat₂
plant spp., Laportea interrupta and Laportea ruderalis.  soumwehl
plant spp., Mucuna gigantea, Canavalia rosea, and Strongylodon lucidus.  wahntal

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

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

planting  
a kava planting; area where kava is planted.  kemenseng₂
hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.  pwahr
hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.  pweriniak
individual planting, of any plant.  poahd

plaster  
plaster; wax.  kamedel
to make smooth out; to finish, as of concrete; to plaster; to polish, to wax.  kamadal

plastic  
plastic.  pilasdik
rubber, plastic.  komi
rubber, plastic.  kumi

plastic container  
Tupperware product, generic for any plastic container like Tupperware.  dapenwehr

plastic grocery bag  
plastic grocery bag.  edrarrar

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

platform  
a dance platform used for performing the traditonal Pohnpeian dance called iripoas; foundation; pile; heap.  poahs
a platform built on the side of a canoe as an extension of the board that covers the central part of the hull.  poahng
front platform of a feasthouse.  wounkerehleng
main rear platform of a feasthouse.  lempahntamw
outrigger platform.  parap
platform of a canoe.  dapwahiso
series of long objects placed together side by side; platform; copra drying platform; platform on which dormant yam tubers are stored; shelf.  pasapas
series of long objects placed together side by side; platform; copra drying platform; platform on which dormant yam tubers are stored; shelf.  pasapas
side platform of a nahs; house of prayer.  mwengintik
the area on the main platform of a feasthouse where the Nahnken sits, and all those to his left.  pelikiso₂
the area on the main platform of a feasthouse where the Nahnmwarki sits, and all those to his right.  pelikwou
the platform upon which the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken sit in a nahs.  mwoalehlap
the raised platform in a feasthouse upon which the Nahnmwarki sits; dance platform.  pehs₂

play  
to pat; to slap affectionately; to play a drum.  pikipik
to play a dirty trick.  pokaraun
to play a video game.  speis
to play an aip.  aip
to play basketball.  pasked
to play cards.  pilei
to play music.  keseng
to play tricks on people at a wake, done to cheer the family; a funeral custom involving smearing mud and ashes on the faces of mourners, or cutting their hair, done by the family of the deceased, typically after the burial; in the past, it sometimes ...  tokenmoang
to play with.  mwadonge
to play with.  tehnmwele
to play with a toy canoe or boat.  kape
to play; to engage in recreation.  mwadong
to play; to engage in recreation.  tehnmwel

player  
last player in a marbles game.  isipangpiri
player, athlete.  sensuh
player, athlete; actor, actress.  sounmwadong

pleasant  
amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful.  kaperen
amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful.  kapoulaul
amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful.  poulaul
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamalehd
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamohng
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamohnge
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kansenamwahu

please  
please.  mahs₃
to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to.  kaperenih
to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to.  kapoulaulih
to comfort, to please, to console.  kansenamwahuwih

pleasing  
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamalehd
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamohng
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kamohnge
comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful.  kansenamwahu

pleasure  
to take pleasure in seeing one receive his comeuppance.  aniket

pleat  
horizontal pleats in a dress.  tek
to make horizontal pleats in a dress.  teke₂
to pleat, as a dress; to gather material, to make a tuck, in sewing.  ihkos

pleats  
to make horizontal pleats (in a dress).  tekih

Plectorhinchus obscurus  
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  kehng
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  mweimwei₂

Plectorhinchus orentalis  
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  kehng
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  mweimwei₂

Plectorhinchus picus  
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  kehng
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  mweimwei₂

Plectorhynchus celebicus  
fish sp., a mature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.  koail
fish sp., an immature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.  kakerepil

Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides  
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  kehng
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  mweimwei₂

Plectorhynchus goldmani  
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  kehng
fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips...  mweimwei₂

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

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

Plectropomus leopardus  
fish sp., grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus melanoleucus, or Plectropomus truncates.  sawi₂

Plectropomus melanoleucus  
fish sp., grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus melanoleucus, or Plectropomus truncates.  sawi₂

Plectropomus truncates  
fish sp., grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus melanoleucus, or Plectropomus truncates.  sawi₂

pledge  
vow, pledge; will, last testament.  kehkehlik

plentiful  
abundant, plentiful.  rek
many, much, numerous, plentiful.  tohto
overcrowded, filled; plentiful.  dir

plenty  
season of plenty, breadfruit season.  nanrek
the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August.  rekenleng
the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August.  rekinleng
the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August.  rahk₁

pliable  
docile, obedient; pliable, easily bent; flexible.  matowato
pliable, resilient.  matamat₁

pliers  
long nose pliers.  loahngnous
needle nose pliers.  pensi
pliers.  pilaier
pliers.  plaias
pliers.  pwuraia
stick for picking up hot stones, pinchers; pliers.  pahmwei
sticks for picking up hot stone; pincher; pliers.  pahnmwei

plot  
portion, division; event, situation, condition, circumstance; plot of land; periodic lapse of time; either of the first two baskets filled with food from an uhmw to be presented to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.  irair
small box; joint, fitting; knuckle; a small plot of land, a house lot; inning, in baseball.  koakon

pluck  
to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap.  dulung
to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap.  dolung
to pluck gray hair.  uskomwkomw
to pluck gray hair or whiskers.  kemeimeiso
to pluck grey hair or whiskers.  uspwetepwet
to pluck grey hair or whiskers.  ustepwetepw
to pluck whiskers, as with tweezers, shells, or fish scales.  usalis
to pluck whiskers, as with tweezers, shells, or fish scales.  kameimeiso
to pull out, to pluck, to vote for.  us₁
to scale or pluck.  kahwun
to scale or pluck.  kahwuna
to scale or pluck.  kederwun
to scale or pluck.  kederwuna

plum  
pickled plum.  umepwosi

plumeria  
plumeria, Plumeria rubra.  pwohmaria

Plumeria rubra  
plumeria, Plumeria rubra.  pwohmaria

plunder  
to grab, to seize, to plunder.  kulih

plus  
plus some.  samwa₁

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

plywood  
plywood.  peniaida
plywood.  pilaiwud

pa    pe    ph    pi    pl    po    pr    ps    pt    pu       -top-  

pocket  
a deep pocket in a net, formed as a consequence of the way the net is set, in the style of the Kapingamarangi; a separate net attached to other nets to form such a pocket.  pwosou
a deep pocket in a net, formed as a consequence of the way the net is set, or, in the style of the Kapingamarangi; a separate net attached to other nets to form such a pocket.  pwesou
pocket.  pwekid

pocketknife  
pocketknife.  naipokos

poem  
poem.  pwohen

poetry  
poetry.  pwoediri

Pohnpei  
name of a kousapw or section in Madolenihmw, once the name of the entire island of Pohnpei.  Deleur
Pohnpei, including the neighboring islands; the whole of Pohnpei.  Pohnpeiuh
Pohnpei, the name of the island.  Pohnpei

Pohnpei Council of Traditional Leaders  
Pohnpei Council of Traditional Leaders.  Mwoalen Wahu Ileilehn Pohnpei

Pohnpei fantail  
bird sp., Pohnpei fantail, Rhipidura kubaryi.  likepisir

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

Pohnpei lory  
bird sp., Pohnpei lory, Trichoglossus rubiginosus, the state bird of Pohnpei.  serehd

Pohnpei mountain palm  
Pohnpei mountain palm, Clinostigma ponapense.  koatop
Pohnpei mountain palm, Clinostigma ponapense.  kotop₁

poignant  
poignant.  kaweikek
poignant, distressed, frustrated.  weikek

point  
cape of land, point of land.  imwinsapw
of a long object, to point into; of a canoe, to move toward the land,.  uhlong
place, point.  wasa
to be pointed out, to be identified; to be appointed; to be selected, to be chosen.  idihdida
to point.  id-
to point at.  idih
to point out, to identify; to appoint.  idihada
to turn or point into the wind when sailing, to turn or point a canoe toward the outrigger side when sailing (the outrigger is always kept on the windward side of the canoe).  sempwe
to turn or point into the wind when sailing, to turn or point a canoe toward the outrigger side when sailing (the outrigger is always kept on the windward side of the canoe).  sempwe

point of view  
point of view.  pwoindop piu

pointed  
peak, pointed.  kengkeng

poison  
plant sp., Callicarpa candicans ponapensis used for poisoning fish.  uhpen iap
plant sp., derris root, Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.  uhp
poison.  poisin
poison or black magic applied to a wound.  kepitwini
the vine of Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.  saluhp
to poison fish.  uhpaup
to poison fish.  uhpe
to poison food by the use of magic.  kamwengehda
vine sp., used for poisoning fish.  uhp kitik
vine sp., used for poisoning fish.  upenei

poke  
to dig a hole for a yam; to poke.  pwahrih
to poke; to push or pull with a stick or the feet; to stir with an implement.  die

pole  
a line or pole placed between a yam planting and the branches of a tree in order to direct the growth of the yam vine upward; the second growth stage of yam, when it begin to climb the kehndou, March through May.  kehndou
a pole or stick for carrying a water container; the heavens above.  tienleng
cross or crucifix; floor beam; a carrying pole with a cross pole attached; a kava plant large enough that it requires being carried on such a carrying pole.  lohpwu
fishing pole.  pwou
hibiscus pole, after the bark has been stripped off.  arepe
hibiscus pole, after the bark has been stripped off.  pwurien arepe
large yam tied to a pole, requiring two men to carry it; the name of the pole the yam is tied to.  kehi
long pole.  pwahu
part of a feasthouse, the poles at the edge of the thatch under the eave.  kedingiding
pole for picking breadfruit, typically made of keleu or ketieu₂, less often of bamboo.  piled
pole for picking breadfruit, typically made of keleu or ketieu₂, less often of bamboo.  pwounleng
pole, used to train yam vines.  palodou
post, pole, pillar, column.  uhr₂
telephone pole.  densinpasura
the small stick attached to the end of a breadfruit picking pole, typically made of ketieu₂ or guava; the stick used in a fire trough for starting a fire.  nahi₂
to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders.  ini
to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders.  inie
to paddle or pole against the wind.  pediang
to pole a boat or canoe.  ketia₂

pole-vault  
to pole-vault.  pwohdaka

police  
police.  pilismahsda

policeman  
policeman.  pilisimen
policeman.  polis
policeman.  pwolismasda

polish  
to be polished, to be shined, to be waxed.  kamelengileng
to make smooth out; to finish, as of concrete; to plaster; to polish, to wax.  kamadal
to polish, to shine, to wax.  kamelengilengih

polished  
shiny, glistening, polished.  melengileng

polite  
polite.  akpapah
to make a polite but empty gesture.  kemwetemwet

political entity  
a large political entity in central Madolenihmw that predated the rule of the Saudeleur.  Senpehn

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

Polygala paniculata  
plant sp., Polygala paniculata.  pwohn kisinpwil
plant sp., Polygala paniculata.  tuhkehn kisinpwil
plant sp., Polygala paniculata.  tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil

polygamy  
polygamy; any wife besides the principal wife.  pekehi

Polynesian  
Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.  mworopw

Polynesian arrowroot  
arrowroot, also called Polynesian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides.  mwekimwek

Polynesian chestnut  
Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.  mwoaroapw

Polyscias guilfoyle  
Polyscias guilfoyle, the branches of which are used to sprinkle starch water over clothing while ironing.  kausekesek

pomade  
pomade (the name of a brand of pomade).  pahro₁

pompadour  
pompadour, a roll in the hair in the front of the head.  taked

pompous  
boastful, pompous.  pohnlangile
boastful, pompous, pretentious, conceited.  kala₁

Ponapea hosinoi  
palm spp., Ponapea ledermanniana or Ponapea hosinoi.  kedei

Ponapea ledermanniana  
palm spp., Ponapea ledermanniana or Ponapea hosinoi.  kedei

pond  
oil, perfume; pond; deep pocket of water in the reef.  kisin leh
pool, pond, puddle.  lepin pil

pool  
a series of pits, usually of preserved breadfruit; a pool from a large abandoned pit for preserving breadfruit.  kahllipw
a series of pits, usually of preserved breadfruit; a pool from a large pit for preserving breadfruit.  kahnlipw
pool of money, the combined wagers of betters.  mwusing
pool, lake, a place where a river widens.  leh₂
pool, pond, puddle.  lepin pil
the magical pool of water used by the Saudeleur to observe all events taking place on the island and to foresee the future.  Peirot

pool₁  
lightbulb, bullet, pool₁ ball.  dama
the game of pool₁.  damaski
to play pool₁.  damaski

poor  
extremely poor, poverty-stricken, having nothing.  semwepaur
poor.  semwehmwe
unfortunate, unlucky, poor.  sapai

pop  
soft drink, soda, pop.  saida
to detonate; to pop, as a balloon or chewing gum.  kapose

pope  
pope.  pahpa sarawi

popsicle  
popsicle, frozen confection.  aiskehki

popular  
admirable, very popular, of a person.  tantal
popular.  kandand
popular, beloved, favored.  masamas
popular, beloved, favored.  rekeseidak
to catch on, to become popular.  irmekla
to make popular, to publicize.  kandandih

population  
inhabitant; population; inmate.  towe

porch  
porch, veranda, lanai.  palangk
porch; covered stoop of a Japanese style house.  kengkang

porcupine fish  
fish sp., porcupine fish.  sei₂

porgy  
fish sp., a mature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.  koail
fish sp., an immature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.  kakerepil

pork  
pig, swine, pork, Sus scrofa.  pwihk

porpoise  
porpoise.  laidiniki

portion  
portion, division; event, situation, condition, circumstance; plot of land; periodic lapse of time; either of the first two baskets filled with food from an uhmw to be presented to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.  irair

portioned  
to be portioned out.  kisepeseng₂
to be portioned out.  kispeseng

portrait  
portrait; appearance; poster.  sansal

Portugal  
Portugal.  Pwohtiki

Portuguese man-of-war  
Portuguese man-of-war, the jellyfish.  lilikoio

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

positve  
positve impression, positive image.  kahdamwahu
positve impression, positive image.  koasoaramwahu

possess  
of a spirit, to possess or inhabit a human body.  ti
to give birth; to be a parent; to possess, to draw interest, of money.  neitik

possessed  
one who is possessed by a spirit.  sounkatieni

possession  
thing, possession; internal organs or guts of larger mammals; genitals.  kepwe
to take possession of.  ahnekihla

possessive  
possessive suffix.  pwuloimwur en ahia
possessive suffix.  pwuloimwur en neinei

possible  
to be possible.  kakete

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

post  
a post located at the left side of the olopwoud in a feasthouse.  dakehnloak
a post located in a feasthouse on the right side of the main platform (when facing it), where the main platform meets the side platform.  uhrenloak
a post located in the center of the ground level of a feasthouse.  olopwoud
a post located in the center of the main platform of a nahs between the posts called salidi en enihlap and saladahn enihlap.  saledenleng
a post located on the right side platform opposite the rirkenloak in a feasthouse.  menloak
a post, such as a fence post.  lepin keidu
a secondary supporting post of a house.  uritik
central post of a feasthouse.  keidu
either of the posts at the front of the right and left sides of the side platform in a feasthouse.  semenloak
God, supernatural being; in a traditional feast, the largest kava plant used for the main kava ceremony; the name of the center post at the back edge of the main platform.  Enihlap
main supporting posts of a house.  uralap
post, pole, pillar, column.  uhr₂
the central forefront post in a feasthouse.  salidi en enihlap
the central post in a nahs located at the edge of the central platform.  saladahn enihlap
the first center post of a feasthouse, as one enters.  apwin₃
the name of the post located to either left or right of the center post callled saladahn enihlap, depending on the wehi in which it is found.  pwoakinloak
the name of the post located to the left of the central post (salidi en enihlap) at the back edge of the main platform.  kienwoulap
the name of the post located to the left of the post located at the center of the main platform (saledenleng) of a traditional feasthouse.  saradak
the name of the post located to the right of the central post (salidi en enihlap) at the back edge of the main platform.  kienwounken
the name of the post located to the right of the post located at the center of the main platform (saledenleng).  uhdak₂
the name of the post located, either to the left or right to the central post (saladahn enihlap) in a nahs, depending upon which chiefdom it is in.  uhloak
the post forming the threshold at the entrance of a feasthouse.  oapwin₂
the post forming the threshold at the entrance of a feasthouse.  opwin₂
the post on the right side edge of main platform of a nahs, when facing it.  pwoakilloak

post office  
post office.  pwohsdo

poster  
portrait; appearance; poster.  sansal
signature, poster, sign, notice.  sain

postpartum  
postpartum vaginal discharge.  pilen lipwei

postpone  
to be transferred, to be moved; to be postponed.  kosou
to move or change location to, to transfer to, to postpone.  kasau
to move or change location, to transfer, to postpone.  keseu₂
to move to another location, to transfer, to relocate; to postpone.  kasawada
to postpone or cancel.  kapwowihala

posts  
two posts in a feasthouse, one of which is located directly to the right of the olopwoud and the other directly in front of it.  rirkenloak

posture  
to sit in a dignified manner; to sit in the posture of a sitting chief.  mwohdalap

pot  
cooking pot, broiler, stew pan.  ainpwoat
cooking pot, broiler, stew pan.  einpwoat
Japanese style cooking pot.  kama₁

potato  
a sp. of wild yam, palahi, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; called uhn palahi only when it is in the ground.  uhn palahi
sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato.  ohdek₂
sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; referred to as uhn palahi when in the ground.  palahi
sweet potato, potato, Ipomea batatas.  pedehde

potato salad  
potato salad.  pedehde salad

potion  
a kind of magic, employed to romantically attract another; a love potion or charm.  mesehl

potluck  
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  ainpwoat
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  einpwoat

pound  
to repound kava.  kapwure
the rhythmic pounding of the kava stones after the kava is prepared, employed to signal to those involved in the preparation who are outside the feasthouse that the kava is ready to be served.  sokamah
to pound.  suk
to pound food.  lihli
to pound kava.  suksakau
to pound or press something into a thick, heavy mass; to chew into fine particles.  kangid
to rhythmically pound a kava stone.  tempel
to rhythmically pound a kava stone after the kava is prepared.  sokamah
to rhythmically pound a kava stone at the beginning of the kava ceremony.  reidi

pound₁  
pound₁, weight.  paun₂

pounder  
pounder used in the preparation of lihli, traditionally made of coral, but now commonly made of wood.  ineskatau
pounder used in the preparation of lihli, traditionally made of coral, but now commonly made of wood.  peirar

pour  
to be poured; to be spilled.  widek
to fill with a liquid; to pour in.  koadia
to pour concrete.  kongkiri
to pour; to spill.  wideki

pout  
to pout.  eikek₁

pouting  
having a protruding, carp-like mouth; pouting.  aurei

poverty-stricken  
extremely poor, poverty-stricken, having nothing.  semwepaur

powder  
baby powder.  osiroi
powder of any kind, tooth powder, tooth paste.  kona
powder of any kind;.  paute

powdered soap  
powdered soap; formerly used as a generic term for any brand of powdered soap; sompehs is now more commonly used.  rinso
powdered soap; now used as a generic term for any powdered soap, replacing rinso in this usage.  sompehs

power  
inconspicuous power, said of the power of a chief.  mahlahlen pwuki
magic, mysterious or spiritual power; miracle; authority; sovereignty.  manaman
power rooted in spiritual or magical sources, magical, mysterious, spiritual; official; sovereign, authority.  manaman
power, influence; mandate.  mene
said of one who shows off his power or strength.  angkehlail
strength, power, health, life.  kehl₁
the power and/or speed produced by an engine or a person; horsepower.  pariki
to make a display of spiritual power, authority, or magic.  akmanaman

powerful  
strong, powerful, healthy.  kehlail

powerfully  
unlucky, unfortunate; energetically, powerfully.  maiai

powerless  
a kind of magic used during a fight to render one's opponent powerless.  rihpe

pa    pe    ph    pi    pl    po    pr    ps    pt    pu       -top-  

practice  
practice, rehearsal; measurement.  sosohng
to practice for an athletic event, to warm up for an athletic event.  rensuh
to target practice.  akinen

practitioner  
practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.  sounwini
practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.  souwini
practitioner of; this word is typically written attached to the word it precedes.  soun

praise  
praise, thanksgiving.  kaping₁
to praise.  kepinga

pray  
to extend one's arms to God and pray.  saped sakau
to pray.  kapakap₁
to pray.  kasakas
to pray.  loulou
to worship, to pray.  kaudok

prayer  
prayer.  kapakap₁
prayer.  kasakas
prayer.  loulou
worship, religion, prayer.  kaudok

preach  
to preach, to give a sermon; to teach.  padahk

precede  
to go first, to precede, to start early.  tieng
to precede, to head, to lead; to prefix.  mwoweh

precinct  
district, precinct; section; cut in a hill or mountain made for a road.  lopidi

precious  
precious, beautiful, fine, nice.  kaselel

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

precipitous  
precipitous, sheer, of a dropoff.  wokidi

precribe  
to precribe medicine, said of a sounwini.  kautih

predicate  
predicate of a sentence.  prediked

predict  
to put under a spell; to charm; to predict the outcome of an ongoing activity, believed to bring bad luck.  sepwere

prediction  
an unfavorable prediction; a spell to bring about a negative outcome.  sapwar
judgement, prediction, examination.  kadihrlap
judgement, prediction, examination.  keseu₁

prefer  
to agree, to like, to prefer.  kupwurki
to like or love, to consider good, to desire sexually; to agree, to like, to prefer.  mwahuki
to prefer.  mwohneki

preferably  
preferably.  mehnte

preferred  
favored, preferred.  kasoisoi

prefix  
prefix.  pwuloimwo
to precede, to head, to lead; to prefix.  mwoweh

pregnancy  
pregnancy.  liseian
pregnancy.  neiloal

pregnant  
pregnant.  liseian
to become pregnant.  ahpalapada
to become pregnant.  liseianda
to become pregnant; to begin to be formed (of anything).  ahpada

prejudice  
hatred; grudge; prejudice.  kailok
to influence or prejudice another's opinion.  kapihdi
to take sides with, to be prejudiced against, to be biased against.  uhpalih

prejudiced  
prejudiced, biased.  peupoar
prejudiced, biased.  poupoar
prejudiced, biased.  uhpoar
to take sides, often used negatively, implying support for improper conduct; prejudiced, biased.  uhpal

Premna gaudichaudii  
tree sp., Premna gaudichaudii, commonly used when making fire by friction, also used medicinally and in the manufacture of the traditional drum (aip).  topwuk

Premna serratifolia  
plant sp., Premna serratifolia.  oahr
plant sp., Premna serratifolia.  tepwuk
plant sp., Premna serratifolia.  tuhken amwise

preoccupied  
to drive away loneliness, to be preoccupied.  kasarsangat

preparation  
preparation for baptism.  onopen pepdais
preparation for confirmation in the Catholic church.  onopen kakehlail
preparation; studying.  onop

prepare  
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  ainpwoat
to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck.  einpwoat
to end the yam season; to prepare that feast.  kaidisol
to end the yam season; to prepare that feast.  keidisol
to prepare.  kaonopada
to prepare a place where food is to be placed, as at a kamadipw or a funeral.  medehdehdi
to prepare an uhmw so that it is ready to be lit.  soumaleu
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  utere
to prepare kava for the Nahnmwarki at the time of breakfast.  sekewen kapwarsou
to prepare the first share of food for the highest titled person present; to sever right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly do...  pweisek
to prepare the ground for an uhmw.  pekeiras
to prepare, to get ready.  onopada
to prepare; to study.  onop
to prepare; to warn.  kaonop-
to prepare; to warn.  kaunop-

prepuce  
to remove the foreskin or prepuce of the penis.  kadapahla
to retract the foreskin or prepuce.  kadapa

present  
a gift or present from one royal personage to another.  iloakiloak
gift, present, prize.  kisakis
to give a gift or present from one royal personage to another.  iloakiloake
to give a gift, present, or prize.  kisakis
to present oneself before the Mwohnsapw or Nahnken to make a statement or to give a presentation.  sekere₁
to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to.  kise
to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to.  kisekise
to speak, to be present.  pato

presented  
to stand, to be presented.  uh₂

preserve  
to salt down, to preserve food by adding quantities of salt.  soahlehdi

preserved breadfruit  
old preserved breadfruit.  maradahn
preserved breadfruit, prepared by soaking whole peeled fruit in the ocean for two days, after which they are placed whole in the pit.  maresed
preserved breadfruit, prepared by wrapping a ripe fruit near the main trunk of the tree with auleng₁ and banana leaves, tying the bundle to the branch, and allowing it to become mahr₁ in place after a few weeks.  mahr en leng
preserved breadfruit; meiniwe cultivars are preferred for this purpose.  mahr₁

preside  
one who presides over an activity that involves conflict, such as a Nahnmwarki, judge, referee, etc.; originally, the referee for the game peisihr.  menin keidsihr

press  
to be pressed together; to feel pressure in the back from lifting a heavy load;.  itpene
to be pressed, to be ironed; to be stretched.  kedengida
to be squeezed or pressed, to be pushed, as a switch.  ped
to pound or press something into a thick, heavy mass; to chew into fine particles.  kangid
to press or iron.  kadangada
to squeeze or press, to push, as a switch.  padik

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

presumptuous  
conceited, presumptuous, vainglorious.  akmwohmwo

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

pretend  
to act out, to pretend, to pretend play (as when young children emulate adult work).  sohngada
to pretend; to imitate; to intend.  mwomwehda

pretentious  
boastful, pompous, pretentious, conceited.  kala₁
pretentious, proud, boastful.  kerkala
pretentious, proud, boastful.  maskala
pretentious; desirous to get something impossible to attain, utopian.  lioasoahs

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

prevent  
to prohibit, to prevent.  kalikedi

price  
cost, price.  pweine₁
cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.  isepe

pride  
delight, enjoyment; pride.  pohlaul
hope; pride.  kamoahdiod
pride.  kapohlpe
to boost one's pride; to make one happy or proud.  kapohle

pride of Barbados  
tree sp., pride of Barbados, Caesalpinia pulcherrima.  sehmwida

prideful  
prideful.  kapohl
tough, prideful, insolent, dictatorial.  aklemei

priest  
a traditional high priest.  Samworo
a traditional high priest.  Soumwaroh
a traditional lesser priest.  pahnpwoal₂
Catholic priest.  pahdire
priest.  padre
the priestly titles that corresponds to the four highest secular titles.  leiap
the title of the high priest of Salapwuk who headed the Pwonginsapw rituals and ceremonies.  Saumwenleng
the title of the high priest of Salapwuk who headed the Pwonginsapw rituals and ceremonies.  Soumwenleng

priestly  
priestly order in Pohnpei consisting of the Wasahi, Dauk , and Noahs.  pedihleng

priests  
the area where the priests lived in Nan Madol.  Madol Powe

prime meridian  
region, large area of land; either the prime meridian or the equator.  pwallap

primitive  
dark; pagan, uncivilized, uneducated, uncultured, primitive.  rotorot

print  
to print.  prind
to print something.  prindih

printer  
printer (the machine).  prinder

prison  
jail, prison.  imweteng
jail, prison; prisoner.  kalapwuhs

prisoner  
jail, prison; prisoner.  kalapwuhs
prisoner, prisoner of war.  poaromour

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

Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus  
fish sp., ornate snapper, also called blueline gindai, Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus.  mesarar

private  
private.  praiped

privately  
secretly, privately.  ni rir

privilege  
privilege, blessing, grace, benefit.  kapaii
privilege, blessing, grace, benefit, used in religous contexts.  kupwuramwahu

prize  
gift, present, prize.  kisakis
to give a gift, present, or prize.  kisakis
to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to.  kise
to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to.  kisekise

probate  
to probate an estate.  koasoanehdi sohso

probation  
parole, probation.  parohl
to be on parole or probation.  parohl
to parole, to place on probation.  parohlih

probe  
to feel around for when unable to see an object, to grope around for, to probe for.  dehm
to probe the earth to find yams.  nsoange
to stir, to probe with something.  arih
to stir; to probe.  erier

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

procedure  
a legal procedure.  wiepen kosonned

proceed  
an interrogative verb meaning 'to proceed by what means'.  ed-
Proceed immediately!; Go ahead!.  nna
to proceed forward.  wonla
to proceed on.  doula

procession  
a marching dance, procession, parade.  kahlu
march, procession.  kapar

proclaim  
to announce, to declare, to proclaim.  kalohk

proclamation  
announcement, declaration, proclamation (all done orally).  kalohk
announcement, declaration, proclamation, executive order, all done in written form.  mehn kalohk
proclamation of known prophesies.  deideikohp

Procris pedunculata  
plant sp., Procris pedunculata.  pwaked₁

product  
agricultural product.  wahn sahpw
marine product.  wahn sehd

productive  
bearing much, productive, more than adequate.  woahkian

profit  
profit.  wihn
to win; to profit.  wihn

progeny  
youngest progeny.  pekin dihdi

program  
program, as a radio or TV program, or a program for an event.  pwurokiram
program, as for a meeting; radio or television program.  prokiram

progress  
to grow up, to progress.  keirda

prohibit  
to be prohibited.  keinepwi
to forbid, to prohibit, to impose a ban upon something taboo or illegal.  inapwih
to forbid, to prohibit, to impose a ban upon something taboo or illegal.  koupwindi
to prohibit.  keinapwih
to prohibit, to prevent.  kalikedi

prohibited  
to be prohibited.  kelikilikidi

prohibition  
prohibition.  kelikilik
restriction, prohibition.  inapw
restriction, prohibition, ban.  inepw
restriction, prohibition, ban.  koupwin

prolific  
prolific, sprouting abundantly, commonly of coconuts or breadfruit, but can be used for any sprouting plant.  par₅

prominence  
a swelling wave; the prominence of anything.  pwuki₂

promise  
a promise concerning him, her, or it.  inoupe
contract, promise, agreement, covenant.  inou₁
to promise.  inouki
to promise.  inoukihda

promote  
to ascend, to be promoted.  kesepwilida
to promote.  kasapwilada
to promote someone's status above another's.  kalus

promoted  
to be exalted, to be promoted.  lapalapala

promotion  
promotion; demotion; graduation.  kesepwil

pronoun  
emphatic pronoun.  pronaun rengen
non-emphatic pronoun.  pronaun sohrenge
pronoun.  pronaun
pronoun.  pronaun

pronouncement  
organization, structure, rule, plan, agreement; judgement, pronouncement, decision.  koasoandi

proof  
final proof; final heat of a race.  kamehlel

prop  
to be propped up, to be held up, to be supported.  utuht
to prop up, to hold up, to support.  utung

propagate  
to be propagated.  kaparaparala

propeller  
propeller.  pirepira

proper  
appropriate, proper.  konehng

property  
line, boundary; a piece of property.  lain

prophesy  
prophesy; a secret date.  kokohp
to prophesy.  kohp

prophet  
prophet.  soukohp

propitiate  
to burn something; to propitiate a spirit.  isikala

propitiator  
propitiator.  sountomw

propogate  
to breed, to propogate.  kapara₂

proposal  
bill, proposal, in legislative proceedings.  mwomwadahn kosonned

prosecution  
the prosecution.  pelien kadip

prosecutor  
prosecutor, public prosecutor, accuser, tattletale.  sounkadip

prosperity  
period of peace, tranquility, and prosperity.  soanemweidek

prosperous  
healthy; prosperous.  mourmwahu

prostate gland  
prostate gland.  werennehu

prostitute  
nymphomaniac, prostitute.  lieraran
nymphomaniac, prostitute.  lihraran
prostitute.  kisin uht
prostitute.  liedipan
prostitute.  wanded
prostitute, whore, harlot.  liemweseu
prostitute, whore, harlot.  lih nenek
taxi; slang for prostitute.  daksi
whore, prostitute.  sallenohl
whore, prostitute.  sellenwol
woman desiring sexual intercourse; prostitute.  liesengeu

prostitution  
to recruit a woman for the purpose of prostitution.  ukili

protect  
the act of protecting (something or someone).  rohro
to guard or protect through the use of magic.  silehdi
to take care of, to rear a child; to protect.  daulangih
to take care of, to rear a child; to protect; to treat someone who is ill,.  apwalih

protection  
belt; protection, safety.  kateng
cover, protection, both physical and magical.  perehre
magical protection against another's harmful magic, medicine, or spirits.  silasil
protector, protection.  poadoarepe₁
room, cover, protection.  pere

protective  
protective, mother-hen-like.  lirohro
to be protective of.  rohrohki

protector  
pastor; watchman, guard, protector.  silepe
protector, protection.  poadoarepe₁
the process of seeking a new chiefly protector when fleeing an oppressive ruler.  kiam pwek

protein  
to lack fish or protein.  kumwo

protest  
overly talkative, protesting too much, all talk and no action.  ngihnwer

Protestant  
Protestant.  Prohs

protrude  
to protrude, to stick out.  tikelekelada
to protrude; to surpass a previous performance or behavior.  sik-

protruding  
knotty, protruding.  tikelekel
puffed out, protruding, as of the stomach.  wed

protrusion  
the angular protrusion on either end of the hull of a Pohnpeian canoe.  salenge

proud  
boastful, given to exaggerating one's own importance, excessively proud.  aksuwei
delighted, overjoyed; proud.  pohl
pretentious, proud, boastful.  kerkala
pretentious, proud, boastful.  maskala
proud, competitive, unwilling to be humbled.  akutuhwahu
proud, haughty, self-assertive, cocky.  aklapalap
proud, with a negative connotation; insolent, arrogant;.  pohnmwahso
to be delighted at or for, to enjoy; to be proud of.  pohlaulki
to be proud of.  kalahki
to boost one's pride; to make one happy or proud.  kapohle

proverb  
saying, proverb.  kahs₅
saying, proverb.  lepin kahs

Proverbs  
Proverbs, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).  Lepin Padahk Audapan Kan

provide  
to be fed; to make a small feast; to provide food.  kamweng
to provide a pig or dog for a feast.  kammen
to provide a source of light for.  sere₂
to provide bedding for someone.  kinte
to provide dry clothing for someone who is wet.  kengelengele
to provide food to be prepared in the uhmw at a kamadipw; to provide a contribution to a feast.  kaneng en uhmw
to provide whatever is missing until a need is satisfied; to improve.  kaitar

provisions  
food, drink, provisions.  ngko
provisions taken on a trip; gift taken on a trip; good deeds, used biblically; advice taken to heart, fish acquired from another canoe in a exchange of fish.  kepinwar

provocation  
an act of provocation.  kamwoarong

provoke  
to kindle, to cause a fire to flare up; to provoke, to excite.  okanda
to provoke, to irritate, to exasperate, to aggravate.  kamwoaronge

prowl  
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

pry  
flat piece of wood used to pry off the charred skin off of roasted breadfruit.  mehn rar
to pry out, to pry off, as a nail or bottle cap.  pwisik
to pry out; to relax a wire or stick under tension.  kapit₂
to pry out; to relax a wire or stick under tension.  kepit₁

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Psalms  
Psalms, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).  Melkahka kan

Pseuderia micronesica  
orchid sp. Pseuderia micronesica, used medicinally.  kelekel

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

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

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

Psychotria hombroniana  
bush sp., Psychotria hombroniana.  kempenial

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

Pteris vittata  
fern spp., Blechnum orientale, Nephrolepis hirsutula, or Pteris vittata.  limenkasar

Pteropus molossinus  
bat₁, flying fox, Pteropus molossinus.  pwehk

Ptilinopus porphyraceus  
bird sp., crimson crowned fruit dove, Ptilinopus porphyraceus.  kiniwed

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pubic  
the pubic region.  pohn pwereh
the pubic region.  pohn pwereiso

pubic hair  
pubic hair.  limwinpohnsounpwop
pubic hair.  wakar

pubis  
pubis.  pohnpwe
pubis.  pwere₂
pubis.  pwonkalaimwun
pubis.  sounpwoapw₂

public hearing  
to conduct a public hearing; to exchange public insults or innuendoes.  koarongorong

public land  
public land.  sapwen ohpis

public prosecutor  
prosecutor, public prosecutor, accuser, tattletale.  sounkadip

public speaker  
an eloquent public speaker, a master spokesperson.  uhneipwa

publicity  
to cause or create negative publicity.  kandandsuwedih

publicize  
to make popular, to publicize.  kandandih

puckered  
runny, of colors in materials; pale, of the face as after a sudden shock; blue, of the face as when cold; puckered up, of the mouth as after eating unripe bananas.  reirei₂

pudding  
a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated Cyrtosperma, ripe mashed bananas, and coconut cream.  pihlohlo en mwahng
a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated cassava, ripe mashed bananas, and coconut cream.  pihlohlo en kehptuhke
a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated unripe bananas, ripe mashed bananas, and coconut cream.  pihlohlo en uht

puddle  
dent, depression; puddle; dimples.  pahd₁
pool, pond, puddle.  lepin pil
puddle.  lehn pwelmatak
puddle.  pedenpil

puffed  
puffed out, protruding, as of the stomach.  wed
swollen or puffed up as a consequence of a wound or blow.  pwuwalok

puffer fish  
fish sp., puffer fish, Liosaccus cutaneus(?).  wahd

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

pugnacious  
belligerent, easily angered, pugnacious, resentful, bitter.  kotuhwahu

pug-nosed  
flat nosed, pug-nosed.  tumwpak

pull  
of fruit, to be picked o pulled down by means of a pole or stick.  diedihdi
of fruit, to pull down or pick by means of a pole or stick.  diehdi
to be picked, pulled, or cut down in entirety.  emwiemwidi
to be pulled.  eiei₂
to be pulled apart, to be pulled off.  dap-
to be pulled from the joint, as a bone or a pipe.  usukekpeseng
to be pulled, to be dragged.  ruwahdek
to be pulled, to be dragged.  urahdek
to be pulled, usually with a rope.  ep
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwatih
to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding.  mwet
to peel off; to pull down an eyelid, a lip, or the foreskin of the penis.  kirehdi
to pick, pull, or cut down in entirety.  amweredi
to poke; to push or pull with a stick or the feet; to stir with an implement.  die
to pull a net.  kom
to pull apart, to pull off.  dapeng
to pull each other's hair, as in a fight.  pedilin
to pull each other's hair, as in a fight.  pidilin
to pull from, to unplug.  usasang
to pull hair, as in a fight.  dilin
to pull out, as a knife from a sheath.  usehi
to pull out, to pluck, to vote for.  us₁
to pull something, usually with a line or rope.  air₃
to pull something, usually with a line or rope.  airih
to pull something, usually with a line or rope.  apih
to pull together; to close₁, as an umbrella; to draw a group of people together.  apihpene
to pull, to drag.  ruwahdekih
to pull, to drag.  urahdekih
to pull; to snatch; to stretch something.  waik

pulley  
pulley, block, of a block and tackle.  piloak

pulverize  
to pulverize.  kisetikih

pulverized  
pulverized, crushed, mashed.  mwut
to be smashed, to be pulverized, to be broken; of plants, to wilt.  marop

pumice  
pumice.  wahnpei

pump  
to be pumped.  pwoamw
to pump.  pwoamwih

pumpkin  
pumpkin; squash; Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita pepo; one who has an unfaithful spouse.  pwengkin

punch  
black eye; punch.  pilakahi
punch, boxing.  paker
to punch.  paker
to punch.  pakere
to punch in the eye.  pilakahi
to throw or punch forcefully.  likimwei
to throw or punch forcefully.  mweilik

punish  
to be fined, to be punished.  pakking
to be punished.  kalokolok
to punish; to antagonize.  kaloke

punishment  
fine₁, punishment.  pakking
penalty, punishment, fine₁.  kalokepe
punishment.  kalokolok
punishment; destruction at the order of a chief.  oudek

pupil  
pupil and iris of the eye.  likamaropeleng
pupil and iris of the eye.  limarepeileng
pupil and iris of the eye.  toantoalennanmas

purchase  
something purchased with blood, sweat, and tears.  pweineninta
to be adopted, of an idea or innovation; to be purchased.  alahlda
to release from confinement; to be released, as from the hospital or prison; to withdraw; to purchase on credit.  kapidohi₁

pure  
clean; innocent, honest, pure.  mwakelekel
pure in heart.  nan kapehd mwakelekel
virgin, pure, undefiled.  maipwon
virgin, pure, undefiled.  meipwon

purgatory  
purgatory.  pwurkadorio

purification  
cleansing, purification.  kamwakelekel

purple  
purple, violet (the colors).  ntahn mwell
purple, violet (the colors).  pohn ntahn mwell

purpose  
cause, reason, purpose.  kahrepe
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

purse  
basket, purse, handbag.  kopwou
basket, purse, handbag.  kupwu
basket, purse, handbag.  ohdou
basket, purse, handbag.  palang₂
handbag, purse.  empehk
wallet, purse, valise.  pilihs

pursue  
to follow, as a trail or path, to go after, to pursue, to obey.  idawehn

pus  
full of pus, pussy.  kepinan
pus.  nahn₂

push  
to be squeezed or pressed, to be pushed, as a switch.  ped
to poke; to push or pull with a stick or the feet; to stir with an implement.  die
to push.  pwuhs₂
to push.  siken
to push each other.  pisiken
to push with one's foot.  pahd₂
to rock a baby in a hammock or swing; to sway one's arms while walking; to push something hanging from a rope.  kelikahsih
to squeeze or press, to push, as a switch.  padik
to strain, to push while holding one's breath.  enginleng
to strain, to push while holding one's breath.  sohnek
to strain, to push while holding one's breath.  sounek

push someone under water  
to bathe, to wash, to push someone under water.  depwe

pussy  
full of pus, pussy.  kepinan

put  
to arrange, to assemble, to put together; to start a rumor.  kakone
to be put down; to be put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions; to make regular payments or deposits.  pwilidi
to be put down; to be put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions; to make regular payments or deposits.  pwilidi
to bury, to put in a safe place.  nekidedi
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 put (something) down.  ketikihdi
to put down; to put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions.  pwil₁
to put down; to put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions.  pwil₁
to put in a bag; to pack.  korukihada
to put on dry clothing.  kemmad
to put on dry clothing.  kiemmad
to put under a spell; to charm; to predict the outcome of an ongoing activity, believed to bring bad luck.  sepwere
to save, keep, store, put away.  nekidala
to store, to put away.  nekinek

put on  
to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing.  likawihada
to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing.  mwoalehda
to put on, of a head garland.  langihada
to put on, of a head garland.  mwarehda

putting on airs  
putting on airs, showing off.  kakko
putting on airs, showing off.  wampwe

putty  
putty.  pwati

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