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rabbit  
rabbit.  rapit

rabbitfish  
company, friend; fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus, so-called because it always travels in pairs.  kompani
fish sp., forktail rabbitfish, Siganus argenteus.  umwule
fish sp., gold-spotted rabbitfish, Siganus punctatus.  palapal
fish sp., masked rabbitfish, Siganus puellus.  mahr₂
fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus corallinus.  seteu
fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus doliatus.  kioak
fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus doliatus, normally found on fringing reefs, lagoon and patch reefs, and the barrier reef.  pwerinmwomw
fish spp., any of a number of spp. of rabbitfish, Sigamus spp.  ilek₂

race  
a canoe race.  weirin sei
a race in which a number of participants straddle a pole and run together.  weirin meninrahn
a race in which the participant runs on all fours.  weirin kerep
a race which involves eating a doughnut suspended from a string.  weirin kang donas
a swimming race.  weirin pap
a three-legged race.  weirin pirene
a wheelbarrow race.  weirin wilpahro
an obstacle race.  songaipwisi
to participate in a canoe race.  weirin sei
to participate in a track meet, to run a race.  weirin tang
to race.  weir₂
to run a relay race.  rerei

rack  
drying rack.  mehn peleng
rack for hanging yams.  peleng
to rack, as in pool.  rak

radio  
radio.  redio
radio transmission, telegram.  dempwo₂
to send a radio transmission or telegram.  dempwo-

radio station  
radio station, wireless station.  wasahn wailes

radish  
pickled radish.  dakuwang
radish.  daikong

raffle  
election, raffle, lottery, vote.  usuhs

raft  
raft, barge.  rahp
rubber raft, life raft.  rahp komi

rafter  
beam or rafter of a roof.  rehu
rafter.  reulap
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

rag  
a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug.  likoun irine
a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug.  mwoaltehnpwel
rag.  token likou

rail₁  
bird sp., white-browed rail₁.  tutuwi

rail₂  
rail₂, for a train.  rehl

railing  
the wooden railing that encloses the seating area of the Nahnmwarki in a traditional feasthouse, not found in a less traditional ones.  kelapapiso

rain  
rain.  keteu
rain.  koatou
rain, a term used by fishermen.  ipen sousedlap
to rain.  keteu
to rain.  koatou
windblown rain.  sikarer

rainbow  
rainbow.  ahia
rainbow.  iahia

rainbow runner  
fish sp., rainbow runner.  mwomwseik
fish sp., rainbow runner, Elagatis bipinnulatus; normally found in lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef.  mwunseik

raincoat  
raincoat.  sekid en keteu
raincoat, tarpaulin.  kappa

raise  
to accept; to raise , to rear₁, to have children.  sapwellimankihda
to be erected, to be raised, to be constituted, to be created.  kokou₁
to be raised from birth by a human (of an orphaned animal).  kaloiloida
to be raised, as a flag or an anchor; to be hung up.  epida
to convalesce, to recover; to raise one's head.  mwatehda
to elevate, to raise.  kailehda
to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw.  kau₁
to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw; to drink directly from a container.  kawada
to nurture; to raise children, to provide guidance for children; to develop or adopt habits or ideas from.  kairada
to raise , to rear₁, to have children.  nainikihda
to raise a child.  apwalihada
to raise a cover of some type to take cover from the rain.  keumarepada
to raise a cover of some type to take cover from the rain.  upada
to raise an issue, to get the attention of a group for the purpose of exploring their reaction to a topic.  kamware
to raise an orphaned animal from birth.  kaloirada
to raise, of pigs.  kaparpwihk
to rear₁, to raise, of a child.  naitikihda
to resuscitate, to raise.  kaiasada

rake  
rake.  rehki
to rake.  rehki
to rake.  rehkih

rank  
deacon; in the Protestant church, a rank above elter and below sounpadahk.  sounkohwa
elder in the Protestant church, a rank above souleng and below sounkohwa.  elter
rank of Sohpeidi from title two to four in both the Oloiso and Serihso lines.  ninleng
rank or station; sitting area or location; place for a sexual liaison.  dehu
step, of a ladder or stairs, rank.  dake₃
teacher; in the Protestant church, a rank above sounkohwa and below wahnpoaron.  sounpadahk
the rank of Nahnmwarki, commonly used in Nett.  serein
to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom.  irekidi
to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom;.  kairakidi
to list, to rank, to order in succession, from last to first, or from bottom to top.  irekida

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

rape  
rape.  nenekuhnkehlail
to rape.  nenekuhnkehlailih
to take by force; to rape.  angkehlail

rapid  
to move rapidly.  meliek

rapids  
rapids.  ahdan

rascal  
thief, murderer, rascal.  loallap

rash  
a red rash that children get between the legs, under their arms, and on their buttocks, accompanied by a fever.  rihpwin karakar
an itchy rash.  kilit
an itchy rash.  pwudong
fungus, fungus infection, rash.  rihpw
hasty or rash, of a decision.  lamkaru
hasty, rash, careless.  ripwaripw
heat rash, any minor rash.  ripwitik
skin, bark₁, hide₂, any outer covering; any skin disease or rash, including chicken pox; dandruff.  kihl₁

rat  
rat, mouse.  kisetik
rat, mouse.  kitik₁

ration  
dole, ration, distribution, supply.  aikiu
to be doled out, to be rationed, to be distributed, to be supplied .  aikiu
to dole out, to ration, to distribute, to supply.  aikiuih

rattan  
rattan, Flagellaria indica and Cyrtandra urvillei.  idahnwel

rattle  
castanet, rattle.  kasdenet
to say something very fast; to rattle off sounds, as in one's sleep.  waderekerek

ravine  
hollow, ravine.  mweid₂

raw  
a dish of raw fish or raw meat of any kind.  sasimi
raw, uncooked.  amas
raw; green, not yet dried, of wood; fresh.  mour
to eat raw (fish).  wet₂
to eat raw (fish).  wete

ray  
stingray.  likendinkep
a large ray.  pehpoahrok
manta ray.  pehwehwe

ray-like  
ray-like, fanning, kinky, ruffled.  sirang
ray-like, pointing in all directions.  sirangarang

razor  
razor; razor blade.  reise
razor; razor blade.  reise

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reach  
to claw, to reach for.  enge-
to reach.  eng-
to reach down for.  derpwelih
to reach downward.  derpwel
to reach downward.  engedi
to reach or arrive at.  lel₁
to reach up to or toward.  doahkadahng
to reach up to or toward something.  derlangih
to reach upward.  doahkada
to reach upwards toward something.  derlang
to reach upwards toward something.  derlenge
to reach, to attain.  keke
to retrieve from a hole with one's hand, to reach or stick a hand into a hole; to gag oneself with one's finger.  pwadik₁

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

read  
to read.  doaroapwe
to read.  doaroapweih
to read.  doaropwe
to read.  kadoaropwe
to read; to count.  koadoaroapwe
to read; to count.  wadawad₁
to read; to count.  wadek₁

ready  
Get ready!, a call used in traditional dances to alert the dancers that it is time to dance.  rehrehdi
Ready! Set! Go!.  iohidong
to be ready.  kotedi
to be ready.  pwungier

realize  
to make someone realize his mistake.  kapehme
to realize, to become aware.  pehmada
to suddenly realize.  saliokda

really  
certainly, really, definitely, truly.  udahn
really, definitely.  ahpw
really, indeed; used to signal emphasis.  pwa₁

reap  
to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap.  dulung
to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap.  dolung

rear₁  
to accept; to raise , to rear₁, to have children.  sapwellimankihda
to raise , to rear₁, to have children.  nainikihda
to rear₁ a child.  kaloiloitik
to rear₁, to raise, of a child.  naitikihda
to take care of, to rear₁ a child; to protect.  daulangih
to take care of, to rear₁ a child; to protect; to treat someone who is ill,.  apwalih

rear₂  
in back or at the rear₂ of a person.  sakiri
in back or at the rear₂ of a person.  sekiri

reason  
cause, reason, purpose.  kahrepe
to cause, to be the reason for.  kahrehda

reassemble  
to reassemble; to fit together.  kakonepene

rebel  
to resist, to rebel.  kaondenkomwe

rebellious  
rebellious.  dongodong

recall  
to remember, to recall.  edinlangih
to remember, to recall.  edinlenge
to remember, to recall.  loalehdi
to remember, to recall.  salikihr
to remember, to recall.  tamataman
to trace one's ancestry, to recall past history.  kadoudou
to trace one's ancestry, to recall past history.  kodoudou
to trace or track down; to recall or transmit the past history of.  kadaur₁

receipt  
receipt.  risiht

receive  
to receive votes, to be awarded a degree, title, etc.; to have sexual intercourse with; to conquer, to take a picture of.  alehdi
to take, to get; to receive, to accept.  ale
to welcome, to receive.  kapindowe
to welcome, to receive.  kepindowe

recently  
recently, just₁, in a temporal sense.  ahpwtehn

reciprocate  
to reciprocate.  dopuk
to return an action in kind, to reciprocate.  kasapahl

recitation  
the formal verbal recitation and recognition of the highest titles at a feast (commonly the highest four) which usually takes place before the sharing and distribution of food.  pwekiwou

recite  
to recite; to sound out, to say syllable by syllable, to say word by word, to utter.  kapadal

reckless  
daring, reckless, bold, adventurous.  loallap

recklessly  
recklessly, carelessly.  mwahl

recline  
to lean; to recline, of animate beings.  idengek
to lean; to recline, of animate beings.  rekeileng
to lie, to recline.  wen-

recognition  
the formal verbal recitation and recognition of the highest titles at a feast (commonly the highest four) which usually takes place before the sharing and distribution of food.  pwekiwou

recognize  
always wanting to be recognized first, egocentric.  akomwohmwo
to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register.  kileledi
to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register.  kilelehdi
to respect, to honor, to recognize someone with an expression of respect.  wauniki

recoil  
to cause to recoil.  kaliahdekih
to recoil, to wince.  liahdek

recollect  
to remember or recollect; to carry a number, as in the process of addition.  kataman

recollection  
memorial, recollection, souvenir.  ketemenpe
remembrance, recollection.  kataman

recompense  
the offer of a life as a payment or recompense for something.  mpen mour
to offer a life as a payment or recompense for something.  mpen mourki

reconciler  
a conciliator; a reconciler; a judge (in conflict resolution).  menin kasohr

reconciliation  
a ceremony of conflict resolution, presided over by the Nahnmwarki; reconciliation, atonement.  tohmw
bookkeeping, accounting, reconciliation of an account.  kainen pwuhk
to seek reconciliation or forgiveness.  tomw

reconnaisance plane  
weather plane; reconnaisance plane.  sompihr en doulik

record  
record, a sound recording.  pilat₁
record, a sound recording.  rekerd
record, a sound recording.  rekohdo
to record something with a tape recorder; to tape together, as with duct tape.  deipih
to tape together; to record with a tape recorder.  deip

recover  
to cause a sick person to recover.  kakehlahda
to convalesce, to recover; to raise one's head.  mwatehda
to recover from an ailment, to get better.  mwahula
to recover from an illness.  iaseneida
to recover from an illness.  kehlailda
to recover, to grow healthy after an illness.  tihnain

recreation  
game, recreation, drama.  mwadong
game, recreation, drama.  tehnmwel
to play; to engage in recreation.  mwadong
to play; to engage in recreation.  tehnmwel

rectangle  
rectangle.  keimwpahieu

rectangular  
to be rectangular.  keimwpahieu

red  
red.  weitahta
reddened, of the skin; handsome, perfect.  pwukapwuk

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

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

red sandalwood  
tree sp., red sandalwood, Adenanthera pavovnina.  kaikes

red snapper  
fish sp., ehu, red snapper, Etelis carbunculus.  lol
fish sp., red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.  kihr en eiwel
fish sp., red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.  kihr₂

redeemer  
defender, lawyer; savior, redeemer.  soundaor

reduce  
to be reduced in number.  kamalaulau
to make small, to reduce in size.  katikitikih
to reduce in number.  kamalaulawih

reduction  
reduction.  kamalaulau

reduplication  
partial reduplication.  pwuloi kopwur luh
reduplication.  pwuloi kopwur

reed  
reed, cane (the plant).  keke

reed sp.  
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
reed sp., a variety of ahlek with reddish spots on the stem.  litokmwanger

reef  
an isolated reef.  madepei
an isolated reef.  soupei
barrier reef.  nanpahina
deep place within the barrier reef, lagoon.  nehnamw
drop off, precipice, cliff, outer edge of the barrier reef.  wokidi
face; facade; upper part of yam, taro, pineapple, etc.; edge of a reef.  mese
fringing reef flat; large coral head.  mad₁
outer barrier reef.  pahina
reef ledge, coral flat adjacent to deep water.  oht
reef, deep below the surface, but visible.  oio
reef, with many large stones and coral heads protruding above the surface of the water.  nahrei
reef, with many large stones or coral heads protruding above the surface of the water.  nahri
submerged coral reef located within the barrier reef.  sou₇
submerged reef.  moaradak
submerged reef.  moaroamoar
the legendary reef upon which the island of Pohnpei was built.  Pohnnamweias
the reef on which Nan Madol was built.  Sounahleng

refill  
to restart, to start over, as in the preparation of kava; to refill.  audsapahl

reflection  
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

reform  
to be reformed; to be repentant.  weliakapw

refrain  
to abstain, from anything, to refrain from.  likisang
to refrain from.  piseksang

refrigerator  
refrigerator, icebox.  aispwoakus

refurbish  
to visit a place for the first time; to refurbish or make like new again.  kapwala

refusal  
denial, initial refusal out of politeness.  kahmahm
insincere in the refusal of food, as prompted by the dictates of hospitality.  kamadamad

refuse  
to dislike, to refuse.  kahng₁
to hold in contempt; to refuse to obey.  sipwe
to politely refuse an offer.  soik
to reject, to totally refuse, to veto.  soikala

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

register  
to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register.  kileledi
to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register.  kilelehdi

regret  
regret.  poakelahmwur
to lose faith or trust in someone, to experience regret.  sarakawe

regretful  
to be repentant for; to be regretful about.  koluhkihla

rehearsal  
practice, rehearsal; measurement.  sosohng
the name of this dance: a final dress rehearsal before a public performance.  iripoas

reheat  
to reheat, to warm over, as food.  pehl₁
to reheat, to warm over, as food.  pehle

reign  
era, period of time, reign.  mwehi
era, reign.  keirier

reject  
to be returned, to be rejected, of a gift.  kapwurupwur
to be returned, to be rejected, of a gift.  koapwurupwur
to reject, to totally refuse, to veto.  soikala

rekindle  
to be rekindled, to be stoked, of a fire.  depwidepw
to cause to be rekindled, of a fire.  kengkanda
to rekindle a fire.  kengkanahda

related  
to be siblings; to establish a close friendship.  pirien
to be affiliated with, to associate with, to be related to.  keieng
to be related.  peneinei

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

relationship  
the relationship that exists between an individual and the clan of his father's father.  wahnmwahng

relative  
consequence, relative, result.  kisehn
family, relative.  peneinei

relative clause  
relative clause.  pwuloin sendens idengek

relax  
to pry out; to relax a wire or stick under tension.  kapit₂
to pry out; to relax a wire or stick under tension.  kepit₁
to relax before an activity; to await battle, of an army or any group prepared to fight.  soanamas

relay  
to continue an activity; to relay, as a message; to extend.  uhse
to relay, to tell a tale or bedtime story.  soaiia
to run a relay race.  rerei

release  
to be sent; to be let go, to be released.  pekeder
to be released; to be forgiven, in a religious sense.  lapwada
to free, to release.  kasaledekala
to release.  pweisang
to release from confinement; to be released, as from the hospital or prison; to withdraw; to purchase on credit.  kapidohi₁
to release from confinement; to be released, as from the hospital or prison; to withdraw; to purchase on credit.  kapidohi₁
to release, to forgive in a religious sense.  lapwahda
to release, to let go; to allow one to leave.  mweidala
to send; to let go, to release.  kadar

relentless  
inexorable, relentless.  soumahk₂

relentlessness  
relentlessness.  soumahk₂

reliable  
reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright.  lelepek
reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright.  likehke
to be devoted, reliable, persevering.  loalehng
to be devoted, reliable, persevering.  loalohng
trustworthy, trusted, reliable, dependable; intensive, deep.  kelik

relief  
freedom, relief.  saledek
to exhale, to breathe a sigh of relief.  esingekidi

relieve  
free, carefree, relieved, unrestrained, licentious.  saledek
to be relieved, to be free from encumbrances, to be free from worry.  maiauda
to free; to ease pain; to relieve.  kamaiawe
to go to relieve oneself.  kotala
to go to relieve oneself.  pidekila
to relieve another of his burden.  sarek₂

religion  
worship, religion, prayer.  kaudok

religious  
religious service; magic; taboo.  sarawi₁

relocate  
to escape, to be relocated.  lipada
to move to another location, to transfer, to relocate; to postpone.  kasawada
to move, to be relocated.  kesou

reluctant  
reluctant.  menseiren

reluctantly  
to do something reluctantly or against one's will.  seiren
to repent; to do reluctantly.  koluhla

rely  
to depend on someone or something, to rely on, with ill consequences.  wahkihla
to depend on, to rely on.  kawadiki

remain  
to remain aboard a boat or canoe while others are diving for fish.  koluwar

remainder  
remainder of kava after the squeezing of the kava is initiated.  paki₂
remainder, leftover.  luhwahlah
surplus, excess, remainder.  peisenge

remaining  
leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining.  luhwe

remains  
death; remains, as of a dead body.  mehla
leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining.  luhwe

remember  
to remember or recollect; to carry a number, as in the process of addition.  kataman
to remember, to recall.  edinlangih
to remember, to recall.  edinlenge
to remember, to recall.  loalehdi
to remember, to recall.  salikihr
to remember, to recall.  tamataman

remembrance  
remembrance, commemoration of.  katamanpe
remembrance, recollection.  kataman

remind  
to remind.  katamaniki

reminder  
souvenir, reminder.  mehn kataman
souvenir, reminder.  mehn ketemen

reminisce  
to reminisce while wailing, at a funeral.  palakahs

reminiscence  
a reminiscence made while wailing.  palakahs

remnant  
leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining.  luhwe
remnant of cloth; rug, carpet.  pingin likou
remnants, small pieces of cloth.  mweinlikou

remorse  
to show remorse by assuming the responsibility of caring for a member of a rival family who was wounded in a family feud.  pahnmwatang
to show remorse by assuming the responsibility of caring for a member of a rival family who was wounded in a family feud.  pahnmwetenge

remote  
remote, as for a television.  remoud
remote, as for a television.  rimohd

remove  
to be defective, of one's vision; to flee, to remove oneself from the scene.  ediedila
to be removed, of a lid, cover, top, etc.  wahleng
to be removed, of a lid, cover, top, etc.  wak₁
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 remove a yam by cutting it below the vine so that another yam will develop.  kapwude
to remove all ground cover, leaving only the soil.  mwetpwel
to remove bad or excess ripe fruits from breadfruit trees to help guard against fruit rot.  doukahkot
to remove some part of something so that it is no longer whole or complete.  kaluwanda
to remove, of a lid, cover, top, etc.  wahlenge
to remove, of a lid, cover, top, etc.  waka
to strip off water, to strip the leaves off a vine; to clean out intestines, to remove something from a rope-like object.  ehd₃
to take off, to remove, as a covering.  kalusasang

renew  
to mend, to repair, to renew, to reshape, used principally with native objects.  one

renovate  
to be fixed or renovated.  kamwahula

renown  
famous, celebrated, renown.  ndand

repair  
to be mended or repaired, used principally with native objects.  onohn
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse with; to assault, to attack; to repair, to fix.  apehne
to cure, as an illness; to repair, as an old structure; to pacify, to resolve.  kamwahwihala
to make, to repair, to build; to create.  kourakih
to make, to repair, to build; to create.  wiahda
to mend, to repair, to renew, to reshape, used principally with native objects.  one
to patch, to repair a leak.  deipina

repay  
to pay tribute, to repay a service or good deed, to pay for something, as rent.  ise
to repay, to give back in recompense or reply.  dipuk
to repay, to give back in recompense or reply.  dupuk

repeat  
to repeat an activity; to do again.  sapahl
to repeat; to do again.  pwurehng
to wound, to injure; to repeat.  kalipwelipwe

repeatedly  
continuously, repeatedly.  kaukaule

repent  
to do something, either that one knows is wrong or that turns out to be wrong; to repent.  keluhla
to repent.  ipwsapahl
to repent; to do reluctantly.  koluhla

repentance  
repentance.  koluhla

repentant  
to be reformed; to be repentant.  weliakapw
to be repentant for; to be regretful about.  koluhkihla

replace  
to change, to substitute, to replace, to represent; to be the heir of.  wilian
to exchange; to be changed, to be substituted, to be replaced.  wiliali

replacement  
replacement, representative.  weliepe
replacement, representative.  wiliepe

replantable  
the replantable part of a plant, the crown of a taro corm; butt, as of a cigarette.  paki₁

replete  
full; replete.  diring

report  
to bring to the attention of an authority, to report.  leleki
to say, to report.  dene

repound  
to repound kava.  kapwure
to be repounded, of kava.  kopwur
to repound kava.  kapwur
to repound kava with a small stone.  kapwur moahl
to repound kava with the fist.  kapwur peh

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

representative  
replacement, representative.  weliepe
replacement, representative.  wiliepe

reprimand  
to scold, to reprimand.  kidahwe

repulsive  
filthy, repulsive, disgusting.  kasaut
to make something filthy, repulsive, or disgusting.  kasaute

reputation  
having a bad reputation, infamous.  adsuwed
having a good reputation.  adamwahu
to injure a reputation.  kahdsuwed

request  
to ask for, to request.  peki
to make a sincere request for assistance: to pay one’s respects to high-titled people in the opening remarks of a speech.  koasoamwoasoamw
to request a girl's hand in marriage; to request the use of a canoe.  pekiwar
to request permission to leave; to confess; to announce, to make a statement.  sakarada
to request, to ask a favor, to beg, to petition.  pekipek
to request; to get, to use one's connections to obtain something that is needed.  kamangaida

require  
to need, to require.  anahne
to need, to require.  eimwele

requisition  
requisition.  pekipek

rescue  
to help out, to rescue.  koadoi-
to rescue, to free an animal or a person, to allow to escape; to salvage.  kapit₃

resemblance  
likeness, resemblance.  alemeng
resemblance, likeness.  einiman

resemble  
to resemble.  einimane

resent  
to complain about the unfairness of something; to resent something, such as a criticism or a jest taken seriously.  akupwungki

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

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

reshape  
to mend, to repair, to renew, to reshape, used principally with native objects.  one

reside  
to be stationed at, to be residing at ; to be subject to.  mihla
to reside.  kousoan

residence  
residence.  kousoan
residence of a Nahnmwarki; a large nahs.  walahileng
residence, a house in which a family lives together.  imwalap
residence, a house in which a family lives together.  imwen meir
residence, a house in which a family lives together.  imwenei
the legendary residence of the paramount chief or the Saudeleur in Nan Madol.  Pahnkedira
to take up residence in.  towehla

residue  
residue.  uwe₂
residue at the bottom of a cup of kava.  mwoarok en sakau

resilient  
pliable, resilient.  matamat₁

resist  
to resist.  pelianda
to resist, to rebel.  kaondenkomwe

resolution  
a ceremony of conflict resolution, presided over by the Nahnmwarki; reconciliation, atonement.  tohmw

resolve  
to cure, as an illness; to repair, as an old structure; to pacify, to resolve.  kamwahwihala

resound  
to reverberate, to resound.  ngirisek

resource  
attractive, attracting plentiful resources, such as food and other contributions to a feast, attracting admiration or honor.  kepindau pilen
creation; environment, nature, resource.  kepikipik
given to expending or diminishing family resources, said of one who has male offspring.  udeudelik
goods and resources supplied by non-relatives.  koadelik
land resource.  tehtehn palioamoar
marine resource.  tehtehn paliesed
natural resource.  tehte kepikipik
resource.  tehte₂

respect  
lacking respect.  sohwawi
not respected.  mwamwahl
respect, honor.  sakaradahn wahu
respect, support.  koupwel₁
to honor, to pay respect to, to give a feast in honor of visiting soupeidi.  kawawih
to make a sincere request for assistance: to pay one’s respects to high-titled people in the opening remarks of a speech.  koasoamwoasoamw
to respect, to honor, to recognize someone with an expression of respect.  wauniki
to respect, to support.  koupweliki
to show respect, to honor.  kahka
valley; respect, honor; a kava ritual.  wahu

respectable  
respectful, respectable, honorable.  waun

respectful  
low, respectful, humble.  karakarahk
obedient, respectful, willing.  peik₂
respectful, respectable, honorable.  waun

respectfully  
respectfully.  ni wahu

respond  
to respond to, to answer.  inginlangih
to respond to, to answer.  inginlenge
to respond to, to answer.  sapeng
to respond, to answer.  inginleng
to respond, to answer.  pasapeng

response  
a person that is passing by; the response given by a passer-by.  kedindalewe
an informal, disrespectful response employed when one is being called, meaning yes or I hear you.  ohi
an interjection signifying comprehension; a response used when answering a call in a feast, pronounced with exaggerated lengthening of the vowel.  eh₅
response, answer.  inginleng
response, answer.  pasapeng

responsibility  
an assigned responsibility, obligation, or duty.  koapwukoa
occupation, task, employment, responsibility, deed.  doahk
responsibility.  pwukepe
responsibility, assignment; share of food, reward; task.  pwais
responsibility, obligation, duty.  pwukoa

responsible  
to assign someone to be responsible for something.  koapwukoahki
to be responsible for immoral behavior; to be guilty.  dipaniki
to be responsible for providing something or doing a task.  pweisaniki

responsiveness  
a chief's responsiveness to the needs of the people.  keleunieng

rest  
to make one rest.  kakommoale
to make one rest.  kommoale
to rest.  kommoal
to rest.  nanmwoal₁
to rest from the day's activity.  rahnmwoalehdi
to stop and rest during an overland journey.  keidialidi

restart  
to restart, to start over, as in the preparation of kava; to refill.  audsapahl

restaurant  
restaurant; cookhouse, cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored.  imwen mwenge

rested  
to be rested from the day's activity.  kommoaldi

restless  
active, lively, uneasy; restless, with reference to a child.  lierkik
restless while trying to go to sleep.  selitilit
restless, said of one who cannot sit still.  pwidingai
restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.  lakalok
restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.  lokalok
to be anxious, eager, restless.  lidoar

restlessness  
anxiety, distress, worry; restlessness.  selit

restrain  
to restrain, to contain, to set conditions.  kiampwuke

restraint  
patience, restraint; a way of concealing knowledge and of sharing it at auspicious times.  inamah
patience, restraint; a way of concealing knowledge and of sharing it at auspicious times.  kanengamah

restrict  
to bend, to bend to one's will; to restrict, to imprison.  kakose

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

result  
consequence, relative, result.  kisehn
end, of an event; result, consequence.  imwilah
fruit, flower; offspring; result.  wah
having a bad effect, providing bad results.  lipwsuwed
of good effect; providing good results.  lipwamwahu
of no consequence, having no result.  imwilamwahl
result of one's work, handiwork; writing, handwriting, signature.  menginpeh
undesirable result, problem, difficulty.  kahpwal

resurrect  
to be risen, to be resurrected.  iasada

resuscitate  
to resuscitate, to raise.  kaiasada

retarded  
crazy, mad, mentally retarded.  kisingai
dizzy; mentally ill or retarded.  sahliel

reticent  
reticent, reserved, inclined to be silent.  loalsohpwa

retract  
to have the foreskin of the penis retracted.  dap
to insert or retract.  kapwad
to retract the foreskin or prepuce.  kadapa

retribution  
curse, spiritual retribution.  riahla

retributive  
retributive, requiring requital in kind, for good or evil.  akepweipwei₁

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

return  
to arrive by sea; to return from fishing.  pas₁
to be returned, to be rejected, of a gift.  kapwurupwur
to be returned, to be rejected, of a gift.  koapwurupwur
to become feral, to return to a wild state, of animals.  arewella
to return.  pwur
to return.  sapahl
to return an action in kind, to reciprocate.  kasapahl
to return from a trip.  welsapw

reveal  
to be brought up, as a subject in a conversation; to be revealed.  kapwarapwarada
to admit, to confess; to reveal.  lakahda
to admit, to confess; to reveal.  ndahda
to betray; to reveal a secret; to give away, without motivation or compensation.  pangala
to confess, to reveal, to disclose, to admit.  wehk
to reveal.  kadehdehda
to reveal a secret.  kadilla
to reveal misbehavior, to confess.  wehdip
to reveal verbally.  ketia₁
to reveal, to leak, as a secret.  kapwadala
to reveal; to bring to light₁.  pwahda

revelation  
a revelation of misbehavior; confession.  wehdip
dream; source of a revelation.  eliman
dream; source of a revelation.  elimen
dream; source of revelation.  ouraman
dream; source of revelation.  ouremen
revelation.  koudiahl
revelation.  pwahda
to dream; source of a revelation.  alimen

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

revenue  
feast for a new dwelling house, revenue.  kapidolong₂
income, revenue.  kapidolong₃

reverberate  
of a sound, to reverberate; to cause a ringing in one's ears; to make one's skin crawl.  duhr
to reverberate, to resound.  ngirisek

reverberation  
reverberation.  ngirisek

reverse  
to back up, to go in reverse.  pahk₃
to put in reverse, of a vehicle.  kosdang

review  
to be checked, to be scrutinized, to be reviewed, to be watched.  petehk
to inspect, examine, check; to review, to edit.  dawih

reviewer  
laboratory technician, medical examiner; judge, in a competition; reviewer; customs agent.  sounkeseu

revitalize  
to revitalize, to nourish; to augment, as a point in an argument.  ketihna
to revitalize, to nourish; to augment, as a point in an argument.  ketihnain

revolver  
pistol, revolver.  pisdor

reward  
cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.  isepe
cost, wage, reward; lid.  pweipwei₂
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
responsibility, assignment; share of food, reward; task.  pwais
tribute, reward; payment; fee; gift; tax.  isais

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rheum  
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

rheumatism  
arthritis, rheumatism.  nankoakonmedek

Rhinecanthus aculeatus  
fish sp., trigger fish, a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus; possibly the name of a number of fishes belonging to the Balistidae family of trigger fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.  lioli
fish sp., trigger fish, a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus; possibly the name of a number of fishes belonging to the Balistidae family of trigger fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.  pwuhpw

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

Rhizophora apiculata  
mangrove sp., Rhizophora apiculata; commonly used in the building of feasthouses; also used for dye, planting sticks, house poles, and firewood.  akapa

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

Rhode Island  
Rhode Island.  Roud Ailen

rhyme  
rhyme.  raim

Rhynchospora rugosa  
plant spp., Eleocharis ochrostachys, Rhynchospora rugosa subsp. lavarum, and Schoenus achaetus.  matamat₂

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rib  
main rib of the stem of a palm frond; any hard straw-like object.  nohk
rib.  tihn kopwou

ribbon  
ribbon, lace.  repen₂
tape, braid, ribbon for sewing.  teip

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

rice  
a dish made by cooking rice with ripe bananas, mashing the mixture, and then adding coconut cream.  rais dol uht
fried rice.  rais pirain
rice paddy.  dampwo
rice, Oryza sativa.  rais

rich  
rich, wealthy, having many possessions.  kepwehpwe
to be rich.  ahnek kepwe
to make one rich.  kepeiahda

rid  
to throw away, to get rid of; to divorce.  kesehla

riddle  
riddle.  kahk₂
to ask a riddle.  kahk₂

ride  
to jump; to catch a ride with.  lusuk
to ride a bicycle.  pwaisikel
to ride in or on a vehicle.  dake₁

ridge  
mountain ridge.  pedlepen nahna
mountain ridge.  pwelengen nahna
ridge area of a house or land.  pwalang₂
ridge area of a house or land.  pweleng
top, peak, summit, ridge.  koadoke

ridge cap  
ridge cap.  pwarapwar

ridgepole  
ridgepole of a building.  soahrong

right  
Right?; Isn't it true?.  kaud
correct, right, just₂.  pwung₁
justice, right.  pwuhng
perfect, just right.  lel₂
perfect, just right.  leltih
perfect, just right.  pwakan
right side.  palimaun
right, as a location.  maun

right field  
right field, in baseball.  raido

right-hand man  
right-hand man.  kehlap

ring finger  
ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger.  senditahmwele
ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger.  tahmwele

ring₁  
ring₁, as for the finger.  rihng
ring₁, ornament, fastened to the prepuce or an earlobe.  dokentei
to put a ring₁ in an animal's nose.  deitimw

ring₂  
of a sound, to reverberate; to cause a ringing in one's ears; to make one's skin crawl.  duhr
to be split, of a husked coconut; to be rung, of a bell.  les₂
to ring₂ resonantly, like a bell.  wawairala
to ring₂, of one's ears; to whistle through the air, as a bullet.  dengng
to ring₂, of one's ears; to whistle through the air, as a bullet.  dingng
to ring₂, to collide.  sek₁
to split a husked coconut; to ring₂ a bell.  leser
to strike or hit something that makes noise; to ring₂, as a bell.  seker

ringing  
of a sound, to reverberate; to cause a ringing in one's ears; to make one's skin crawl.  duhr

ringworm bush  
candle bush, also called ringworm bush, Senna alata, used in the treatment of the disease called kilin waii.  tuhkehn kilin waii

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

rip  
to rip open; to break into a house.  wehdpeseng

ripe  
almost ripe, as of bananas and mangoes; light₁, of a color.  merimer
almost ripe, ready to harvest.  seringiring
of breadfruit, ripe, soft, and sweet when cooked; overripe, rotten, spoiled, decayed.  mat₁
old, aged; ripe.  likeilap
old, aged; ripe.  mah
partially ripened, of breadfruit.  dukol
ripe breadfruit, before the stage called maikol; the first day of the ripening of breadfruit prepared by the dokomei method.  meikanu
ripe, before the stage called mat, of breadfruit only; the first day of the ripening of breadfruit prepared by the dokomei method.  kanu
ripe, ready to eat, of fruit.  matenei
to age, of food; to let get ripe.  kamat

ripen  
a method of artificially ripening breadfruit by twisting off the stem and placing a piece of rotten ohd stem or salt water in the resulting hole and allowing it to age for at least one day.  dokomei
to begin to ripen.  matoaloal

ripping saw  
ripping saw.  reseres en pwal

rise  
easily awakened, early rising .  pehmitik
rise, low hill; heap; humpback.  mpwoampw
to be risen, to be resurrected.  iasada
to begin to rise, of the tide.  ihtik
to fill by means of a pump; to cause to rise by adding yeast in the making of bread.  kampwose
to flow; to rise or flood, of a stream.  pwil₂
to just begin to rise, said of the tide following a low tide.  dinginpei
to reach the end or limit; to start to rise, of the tide.  id₃
to rise from the dead.  mourda
to rise from the dead, used for a Nahnmwarki and more recently for a Nahnken as well (not used Biblically).  iaslapada
to rise, of the sun and the moon: to shine, to light₁ up, to illuminate; to appear on the surface of water.  dak
to rise, of the tide.  id₂
to rise; to shine; to illuminate.  dakada
to swell; to rise, as of bread.  mpwosada

rising  
of a stream, rising and fast₁ flowing.  ahdomour

rite  
divination, spell, magical rite.  pweh

ritual  
a traditional ritual made to a spirit to maintain the fertility of the soil.  pwungen sahpw
ancient Pohnpeian rituals, of a mystical nature; in a Western religious context, black magic.  dikedik en eni
the annual ritual of supplication and thanksgiving as part of the worship of the land, with an emphasis on the worship of inanimate objects.  Pwonginsapw
valley; respect, honor; a kava ritual.  wahu

river  
a river in Nett.  Nanpil
a section (kousapw) in Nett; the name of a river in Nett.  Nanipil
name of the second largest river system on Pohnpei, located in Kitti.  Lehnmesi
river.  pillap

river snapper  
fish sp., river snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus.  asimel

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road  
main road, usually one for vehicular traffic.  allap
on the road.  nanial
public road, main road.  elen wehi
road, street, trail, path; line; way.  ahl₁
side path, a small path off the main one; shortcut; secondary road.  alesop

roadblock  
a roadblock.  roudplok
roadblock.  rohdplok
to set up a roadblock, to block the road.  roudplokih

roam  
to roam.  kohselewi
to roam around aimlessly.  andereseli

roast  
to cook, roast, broil, toast, etc.  inihn

rock  
stone, rock, flint of a cigarette lighter.  takai
to rock a baby in a hammock or swing; to sway one's arms while walking; to push something hanging from a rope.  kelikahsih

rock slide  
rock slide.  rengk

rocket  
rocket.  sopin nanwehwe

rocky  
rocky area.  mweli
rugged, rocky.  pwukiaki

roguish  
roguish; from the name of a mythical character who lived in Awak.  pwidingeu

roll  
to be rolled over, of inanimate objects; to swing or turn.  piruwek
to be rolled, to be moved while rotating.  ketepwur
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  uter
to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor.  utere
to roll a toy wheel, to roll any toy with wheels.  kadahr
to roll a toy wheel, to roll any toy with wheels.  kadahr
to roll, of objects too heavy to lift.  uke
to roll, to move while rotating.  katapwure
to roll, typically of heavy objects.  tapwur
to roll; of fish, to school₁ during spawning season.  dahr
to slide or roll, as a toy wheel.  kadahre
to wrap around; to roll a cigarette.  pid₁

roll call  
roll call.  likuwer
to call, to roll call.  likuwer

romance  
love, affection, romance, devotion.  limpoak
love, affection, romance, devotion.  nantehlap
love, affection, romance, devotion.  ninsehlap
love, affection, romance, devotion.  nintehleng

Romans  
Romans, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament); the city of Rome, as it is written in the Bible, but pronounced Rohmw.  Rom

romantic  
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  limpoak
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  nantehlap
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  ninsehlap
kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted.  nintehleng
to be in love, to be romantic.  limpoak
to be in love, to be romantic.  nantehlap
to be in love, to be romantic.  ninsehlap
to be in love, to be romantic.  nintehleng

Rome  
Romans, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament); the city of Rome, as it is written in the Bible, but pronounced Rohmw.  Rom
Rome.  Rohmw

roof  
area below the peak of a roof.  mweleng
ivory nut palm, Metroxylon amicarum, the fronds of which are used for making thatch, also used in making traditional medicines; roof; thatch.  oahs₁
roof of the mouth, palate.  ngatangat
to be roofed with thatch, of a building.  oas
to finish roofing a house, accompanied by a feast.  dadimai
to roof a building with thatch; to prepare a feast for the roofing of a building.  ngked
to roof a building; to attach a piece of roofing material.  ngkad
to roof a building; to attach a piece of roofing material.  oase

roofing  
tin roofing.  oasmete
tin roofing.  pelien mete

room  
room, cover, protection.  pere

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

rooster  
a rooster that crows at unexpected times.  maleken tiasang
rooster.  kihng₁
young rooster.  kupwinking

root₁  
to root₁, while looking for something; to scratch, as of a chicken.  senser₁
to root₁, while looking for something; to search by unearthing.  sarep
to sew, to stitch; to dig; to root₁, as a pig.  deidei
to sew; to dig; to root₁, as a pig.  dehk

root₂  
earthworm, intestinal worm; hair roots of kava.  kamwatel
earthworm, intestinal worm; hair roots of kava.  kamwetel
roots of kava or of the wild yam kehpineir.  sarang
supporting roots of a tree, as of banyan, sadak, or pwulok; supporting slope of a mountain.  alaul
upright breather roots of the mangrove tree.  tuh
newly sprouted root₂; hanging root, as of a banyan tree.  kik₁
root₂.  kaleu
root₂.  kalo
root₂, stump, base of a tree; beginning.  tahp

rope  
a jump rope.  epini
anchor; rope used for tying boats or canoes.  peudek
boom sheet, sail rope.  lih₃
girdle; string, rope or similar objects for fastening.  mehn pirapir
rope, cord, line, string.  sahl
rope, string, vine, as a yam vine.  oh₅
string or rope for a water container (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe.  ohn pweirek
string or rope for a water container (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe.  selin isek
to make sennit (rope made of coconut fiber).  dakihd
to make sennit (rope made of coconut fiber).  koalepwel

rosary  
rosary.  rosario₁
to say the rosary.  rosario₁

rose  
flower, any flowering plant; rose.  rohs
flower, any flowering plant; rose.  wahn rohs

rose apple  
rose apple, Syzygium jambos and wax apple, also called water apple, or Syzgium aqueum, commonly cultivated near houses for its fruit, typically consumed by children.  apel en wai

rot  
rot, decay.  soumet
to rot, to decay.  soumetla
to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood.  mwasahngot
to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood.  mwoasoahngot

rotten  
of breadfruit, ripe, soft, and sweet when cooked; overripe, rotten, spoiled, decayed.  mat₁
of breadfruit, rotten or overripe.  semwak
of breadfruit, rotten or overripe.  semwek
rotten egg.  pweisenwair
rotten to the core.  loalsuwed
rotten, of fruit.  mwokuhr
rotten, of wood.  mwasod
rotten, of wood.  mwosod
to become rotten or overripe, said of breadfruit.  semwekla

rough  
a rough area in the ocean caused by converging currents.  poangot
bumpy, rough, not smooth.  mwangaingai
gritty, rough, not smooth.  arekarek
rough.  tiakahk suwed
rough, not smooth.  saraser
rough, of the ocean.  eiei₁
rough, of the ocean; literally ‘full of waves’.  ilokin

round  
a round of kava; huge basket of food.  lakohn
round, circular.  pwonopwon
to make a round of visits.  kakahnseli

roundabout  
to go by way of going outside the barrier reef; to travel in a roundabout way.  pideklik

rounds  
to make the rounds.  raun₁

row  
mounded row, as in a garden.  une
row, group, always appears with the construct suffix.  kah-
row; mountain range; small stream.  kahng₂
to hoe, to make a row with a hoe.  poakune

rowlock  
rowlock, oarlock.  rohlak

royal  
royal, noble.  iso

royalty  
the presence of royalty.  edin mwamwar uh
title holder in the Nahnmwarki line, the ranks of Noahs and above; now commonly used to mean any of the top twelve title holders in the Nahnmwarki line; anyone who is entitled to sit on the front platform of a nahs; royalty.  Sohpeidi
title holder in the Nahnmwarki line, the ranks of Noahs and above; now commonly used to mean any of the top twelve title holders in the Nahnmwarki line; anyone who is entitled to sit on the front platform of a nahs; royalty.  Soupeidi

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rub  
the act of rub‌bing noses, the tradtional form of a kiss.  mpoake
the act of rub‌bing noses, the tradtional form of a kiss.  resenleng
the act of rub‌bing noses, the tradtional form of a kiss.  sisinleng
to be rubbed.  irisek
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 worship of Nahnolosomw.  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 worship of Nahnolosomw.  demwidemw
to kiss, to rub noses.  mehn₂
to rub noses, the tradtional form of a kiss.  resenlangih
to rub something to make a fire by friction.  iding₂
to rub, to massage.  el₁
to rub, to massage.  eliel₁
to rub; to erase.  iris

rubber  
rubber raft, life raft.  rahp komi
rubber tree.  rapwa
rubber, plastic.  komi
rubber, plastic.  kumi

rucksack  
backpack, pack, rucksack.  ruksaku

rudder  
steering paddle; rudder.  ilihl

rude  
impertinent, rude.  mwomwawas
rude, discourteous.  serekeileng

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

rug  
a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug.  likoun irine
a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug.  mwoaltehnpwel
remnant of cloth; rug, carpet.  pingin likou

rugged  
rugged, rocky.  pwukiaki

ruggedness  
ruggedness.  pwukiaki

ruin  
to be broken, ruined, destroyed, spoiled, injured.  ohla
calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.  kahriepe
calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.  keriahpe
disadvantage; cause of ruin.  kaupe
ruin, damage, wound, injury.  ohla
to break, to destroy, to ruin.  kawehla

ruins  
scar, trace, ruins.  mowe

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

rule  
organization, structure, rule, plan, agreement; judgement, pronouncement, decision.  koasoandi
to rule, to boss, to lead₁, to direct, to head.  kaun

ruler  
lord, ruler; an independent form of the word sau- that occurs, for example, in Saudeleur.  Sahu
ruler, boss, leader, director, head.  kaun
ruler, for measuring.  ruhl
ruler, tape measure.  mehn sohng
the ruler of And atoll.  Soulik en And
the ruler of Lehdau, an area of land in central Madolenihmw, now a high title in Madolenihmw.  Kiroun en Lehdau

rum  
rum.  roam

rumble  
to collapse with a crashing noise; to rumble, as of one's stomach.  kioaroahr

rumor  
gossip, rumor.  kauduhd
gossip, rumor.  rongapar
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  koasoai
talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable.  pilepil
to arrange, to assemble, to put together; to start a rumor.  kakone
to make up a lie₁, to start a rumor.  kinehda

run  
to compete; to disagree with one another; to run against another, as in an election.  uhpene
to flee, to escape, to run away.  tangdowi
to run a one hundred meter dash.  iakumehda
to run a relay race.  rerei
to run aground.  ser₂
to run off with, to elope; to escape, to flee.  sopohla
to run or swim the final lap₂ in a race.  kesso
to run the hurdles.  kepirmeliek
to run to.  tenge
to run, as of water; to shed₁; to flow or trickle.  ker₁
to run; to flee; to swim, of fish.  kereu₂
to run; to flee; to swim, of fish.  tang
to speak incessantly; to run, said of a machine.  lallal

runners  
to put out runners in all directions, of a yam vine.  kepeira

runny  
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

runt  
runt, of a litter; smallest one, as of a bunch of coconuts.  kapwer

runway  
airstrip, runway.  kassohro

rush  
hurried, rushed; urgent.  kahdahd
hurried, rushed; urgent.  karuwaru
to hurry, to rush.  keruwa

rust  
small fragment of metal, a flake of rust.  diperen mete

rusty  
rusty, corroded.  mer

rusty jobfish  
fish sp., rusty jobfish, Aphareus rutilans.  lol imwin pwadaik toantoal

Ruth  
Ruth, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).  Rud

Ruvettus pretiosus  
fish sp., castor-oil fish, Ruvettus pretiosus.  deikenepeng

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