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Pohnpeian-English

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e₁   subj. pron. he, she, it.

e₂, also eh₂, ah₂.   poss. cl. his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.

e₃   interj. what, in response to being called.

-e, also -et.   dem. mod. this, by me. pwihke this pig.

eh₁   n. name of the letter e, the second letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /ɛ/, a lower-mid front vowel which occurs in both the Northern and Kitti dialects, as well as the phoneme /e/, a mid front vowel, found only in the Northern dialect.

eh₂, also ah₂, e₂.   poss. cl. his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.

eh₃   n3s. liver.

eh₄   interj. a particle used after names of people when calling them.

eh₅   interj. an interjection signifying comprehension; a response used when answering a call in a feast, pronounced with exaggerated lengthening of the vowel.

ei₁, also ahi₂.   poss. cl. my. see ah₂.

ei₂   sent. adv. yes.

eiei   adj. rough, of the ocean. Nansedo me eiei rahnwet. The ocean is rough today.

eieri   interj. see eierima.

eierima, also eieri.   interj. an exclamation, an expression used when one realizes something has gone wrong. Eierima! I manokehla pwa! My god, I really forgot!

eikek   1. vi. to pout. 2. adj. temperamental, easily angered by small things.

eiker   n. acre. [Eng.]

eikou   interj. I dare you!

eile   1. meing. adj. 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. 2. n. deference. 1. Re dehr ketin eile. Don't be shy.

eilepe   1. n3s. midst, of an activity. 2. adj. middle.

eilepenpwong   n. middle of the night.

eimah   adj. uninhibited, bold, daring; shameless.

eimwele   meing. vt. to need, to require. Mwohnsapw (ketin) eimwele likend. Mwohnsapw needs a spouse. cf. anahne.

eimwol   meing. vi. to vomit. cf. mmwus.

Eimwos   Biblical. n. Amos, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

einiar   n. whirlwind, waterspout, tornado; gust of wind containing rain.

einiarih   meing. vt. to fan. einiar, vi. cf. irip.

einiman   n. resemblance, likeness. E ahniki einiman en ah pahpaho. He has the likeness of his father.

einimanih   vt. to resemble. Liho einimanih ah nohnou. That woman resembles her mother.

einumpwul   vi. to be cooked over a flame.

einpwong, also ainpwong.   archaic. n. after midnight.

einpwonglap, also ainpwonglap.   n. close to midnight. Se lelodo einpwonglap. We arrived close to midnight.

einpwoat, also ainpwoat.   1. n. cooking pot, broiler, stew pan. 2. vi. to cook food in a pot; to prepare a small informal feast or party, to hold a potluck. 1. Ansou me aramas kohdo, kitail pahn einpwoat. When people come, we will have a potluck. [Eng. iron pot] einpwoate, vt.

einpwoate, also ainpwoate.   vt. to cook (something) in a pot. einpwoat, vi.

einsed   n. water column.

eingar   adj. sharp, keen; acute; excellent. Sohte me kak pitih pwe me eingar. No one can decieve him for he is sharp.

einger   adj. dedicated, industrious.

eipahi   1. adj. walking with swinging arms, walking freely with no worries. 2. vi. a command during the pounding of kava to keep the activity going, to not slow down.

eipenperihri   vt. to improve the occasion; to take advantage of. E eipenperihri arail doahko pwe e koul kamwait pokono. He improved their party by entertaining the crowd with singing.

eipenperki   archaic. adj. wasteful.

eipisi   n. English alphabet. [Eng. ABC]

eir   archaic. n. south; all lands to the south of Pohnpei.

Eir   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

eirek₁   adj. flexible, capable of being expanded or contracted.

eirekpene   vi. to contract, to shrink; to gather, as when a string is pulled in a piece of cloth.

eirekpeseng   vi. to expand, to stretch, as of clothing; to sag, as a rope.

eirek₂   vi. to be stripped off, as when stripping insulation off a wire, to wipe off a rope-like object by drawing it through one’s hand or fingers, as when wiping the viscous material off hibiscus bast during the preparation of kava. Kelewen sohte eirek. The hibiscus bast has not been stripped of its slime.

eirekpene   vi. to contract, to shrink; to gather, as when a string is pulled in a piece of cloth.

eirekpeseng   vi. to expand, to stretch, as of clothing; to sag, as a rope. air₁, vt.

Eirike   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

eirileng₂   n. southern skies.

eirpal   1. adj. dry, dried out. 2. n. the state of being dry or dried out. 1. Wahro inenen eirpal. The canoe is very dry.

eis₁   n. name of the letter h, the seventh letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent vowel length; also called reirei₁;.

eis₂   num. seven. see ehd₁.

eis₃   n. ace, in playing cards.

eisek   num. ten.

eisel   vi. to gather ioll vines to be used as training ropes for yam vines.

Eisia, also Esia.   n. Asia. [Eng.]

Eid, also Eit.   n. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). [Eng.]

eidak   1. vi. to have a serious case of asthma in which one gasps for breath. 2. n. serious case of asthma in which a person gasps for breath.

eidik   vi. to throw an object so that it will skip, as a stone on the surface of the water. eidikih, vt.

eidikih   vt. to skip an object toward something. eidik, vi.

Eit, also Eid.   n. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). [Eng.]

ehu   num. one; name of the final rhythm used when pounding kava, in Madolenihmw and U. Pohnpei sohte ehu. Pohnpei isn't one. see -u.

ehk₁   num. ten.

ehk₂   interj. ouch, an exclamation of pain.

ekei₁   num. some; several. Ekei uht kau tikitik. Some of those bananas are small.

ekei₂   interj. an interjection, often conveying a feeling of surprise or wonder, also used in a scolding or teasing manner.

ekehk   n. the triangle formed by the hull and spars of an outrigger canoe, through which a pole may be stuck into the ground to serve as an anchor.

eken kodering, also ahk en kodering.   stick for husking coconuts.

eker   vt. to call, to summon.

eki   n. fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.

ekih-   vt. to hide or conceal. ekihla hide there, ekihsang hide from. ekiek, vi.

ekihla   vt. to put something in a safe place, to hide. E ekihla nah mwohnio. He put his money in a safe place.

ekihsang   vt. to hide from. E ekihsang ah pwoud nah mwohnio. He hid his money from his wife.

ekiek   vi. to be hidden, concealed, secret, occult. ekih-, vt.

ekihla   vt. to put something in a safe place, to hide. E ekihla nah mwohnio. He put his money in a safe place.

ekin   num. one. see kin₂.

ekipir   n. eave of a building.

Ekipten, also Ihsip.   Biblical. n. Egypt. [Ger. Ägypten or possibly from English ‘Egyptian’]

ekis   1. num. one. 2. adv. a bit, a little, a piece of. 2. Sehtet ekis mwerekirek. This shirt is a bit wrinkled. see kis₁.

ekihsang   vt. to hide from. E ekihsang ah pwoud nah mwohnio. He hid his money from his wife.

ekot   adj. something, anything, thing (singular). see mehkot.

ekke   interj. ouch, an exclamation of pain.

ekkek   interj. an exclamation used when one is surprised or hurt.

ekpland, also nasupi, pringihnas, wahntuhke toantoal.   n. eggplant, Solanum melongena. [Eng.]

Eksodus   Biblical. n. Exodus, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

ekskepeider, also eskepeider.   n. excavator (heavy equipment). [Eng.]

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

Ekwatohr   n. Equador. [Eng.]

el₁   vt. to rub, to massage. eliel₁, vi.

el₂   num. cl. used in counting garlands. elin kapwat pahiel four garlands.

ehl₁   n. garland; string of flowers or beads.

ehl₂   num. one. see el₂.

ehl₃   n. hell. [Eng.]

ele₁   vt. to draw a line; to inscribe.

ele₂   sent. adv. perhaps, maybe, possibly. Ele e soumwahu. Perhaps he is sick.

elen mwahng, also elin mwahng.   1. n. the paternal clans of the grandparents of either one's mother or father. 2. vi. to be related in this way.

elen pillap   n. bed of a river.

elen serihso, also palien serihso.   n. the princely traditional titles in the Nahnken line.

elen wehi   n. public road, main road.

Elenieng, also Alenieng₁.   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

elenmwar   n. title line, in both the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken lines.

elenwel   1. n. part, in the hair. 2. vi. to part, of the hair.

elep   num. half, of objects divided horizontally or by their width; one;. see lep.

elep elep   num. fifty-fifty, half to each; opposite ends.

elepeider   n. elevator. [Eng.]

elehda   vt. to create a good or bad situation. Kopwong wet elehda apwal laud ehu. This court created a great problem.

eliel₁   1. vi. to rub, to massage. 2. n. massage. el₁, vt.

eliel₂, also aliel.   archaic. vi. to look in the direction of. Ohlo elieldo. The man looked at me.

Elieliwi   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

elielpailonge   meing. vt. to glimpse at, to glance at. Mwohnsapw elielpailonge liho. Mwohnsapw glanced at the woman. elielpailong, vi. cf. kilang semwene.

elielpaidoke   meing. vt. to listen, to hear. Mwohnsapw elielpaidoke en ohlo sakarakaho. Mwohnsapw listened to that man's speech. cf. rong.

elies, also kupwuneik, soulik en mesihsou.   n. a yam cultivar.

eliman, also aliman.   1. meing. vi. to dream. 2. meing. n. dream; source of a revelation. elimene, vt.

elimant   adj. appearing close, but in reality far away.

elimene   meing. vt. to dream about. eliman, vi. cf. ouraman.

elimoang   n. mangrove crab, Scylla sirreda, prized as a delicacy.

elin kapwat   n. garland (mwaramwar), necklace, lei. cf. [meing] langihr.

elin katieu   n. the royal garland (mwaramwar) placed on the head of a Nahnmwarki at his coronation.

elin mwahng, also elen mwahng.   1. n. the paternal clans of the grandparents of either one's mother or father. 2. vi. to be related in this way.

elin soupeidi   n. a type of garland (mwaramwar) made for the Nahnmwarki.

elin soupwur   n. a type of garland (mwaramwar) made for someone who is not expected to return.

elinpwur   n. garland (mwaramwar) of pwuhr, Fagraea berteriana.

elintek   n. crown of thorns, as worn by Jesus.

elinge   meing. n3s. voice, sound. cf. ngile.

elingek, also delingek.   vi. neut. to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra. elingekih, vt.

elingekih   vt. to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra. elingek, vi.

elipant   n. elephant. [Eng.]

elipip   n. whirlwind, whirlpool.

elisapw, also ilisapw.   1. vi. to give a party or gift to a medicine maker or traditional masseur the fourth day of taking medicine or treatment. 2. n. the name of this party or gift.

elisen pah   1. n. beard. 2. vi. to have a beard.

elisen powe   1. n. mustache. 2. vi. to have a mustache.

elisenket   n. bush sp., Orthosiphon stamineus.

elidoul   adj. beyond the appropriate age for marriage. Liho elidoul. The woman is beyond the appropriate age for marriage.

elu   1. n. a feast of propitiation asking for forgiven for a serious offense, typically after someone becomes ill as a result of the offense. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

eluwahk   n. walk, a journey on foot. Eluwahk reirei sapwasapw. It's a long walk through life. (A proverb typically used when you ask for something and another doesn't provide it.).

eluwahkih   vt. to walk towards; to confront.

eluwe   vt. to walk to; to swim slowly to, of fish. alu, vi.

eluwenpwong   1. vi. to go out at night for the purpose of a sexual liaison. 2. n. night walk, for the purpose of a sexual liaison. eluwenpwongih, vt.

eluwenpwongih, also aluwenpwongih.   vt. to meet someone of the opposite sex for the purpose of sexual liason. eluwenpwong, vi.

eluwentek   vi. to waddle. [tek <Eng. duck]

elter   n. elder in the Protestant church, a rank above souleng and below sounkohwa. [Eng.]

emen   num. one. see men₃.

emen emen   adj. one by one, each and every, individually.

emersensi   n. emergency. [Eng.]

Eminalau Lapalap   n. title of the wife of a Souwel Lapalap.

emp₁   n. coconut crab, Bingus latro, prized as a delicacy.

emp₂, also omp.   n. vine sp., Ipomoea littoralis, the leaves of which are used in medicine and for magic.

empehk   n. handbag, purse. [Eng.]

empelop   n. envelope. [Eng.]

emwi   n. bunch, of coconuts, mangoes, or anything that grows in bunches from a single stem.

emwiemw, also omwiomw.   vi. to wash one's hands. amwin, vt.

emwiemwidi   vi. to be picked, pulled, or cut down in entirety. amweredi, vt.

emwirek, also omwirek.   adj. crumpled, wrinkled. amwer, vt.

emwodol   num. one. see mwodol.

empwoatol   1. n. a game in which one attempts to pick up a bottle with a nail tied to a line which is attached to a stick. 2. vi. to play this game. [pwoatol <Eng.]

en₁, also -n₁.   construct particle of.

en₂   modal should, to be to. Ohlo nda I en kohla. That man said I should go.

-en   dem. mod. that, by you. pwihken that pig by you.

eni   n. ghost, spirit, usually one considered to be malicious.

enihwos   n. clan deity; a ghost that came into existence with the creation of the land, not the ghost of a deceased person.

eni aramas   n. ghost that appears to be human and that lives among people, but that can transform itself into other life forms.

kairakidi, also kairekidi.     vt. to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom;. Kairakidi eden koaros nan doaroapwe. List everyone's name on paper.

enihep   1. adj. mildewed. 2. n. mildew, stain caused by mildew.

Enihlap   n. 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.

Enimwahn   n. ancient name for a large area of land in northern Madolenihmw (literally male ghost).

enihn nan sousou   n. ghost of the dead.

enihn nan wehwe   n. sky spirits, one of four types of environmentally related spirits.

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

enihn nansapw   n. land spirits, one of four types of environmentally related spirits.

enihn nansed   n. ocean spirits, one of four types of environmentally related spirits.

enihn pahn takai   n. ghost that is found on the land.

enihn pohn madau   n. a phrase used to refer to the occupants of the first Western ships to reach Pohnpei from Europe and America.

Enipein   n. formerly, a large section of land in southern Kitti, now divided into Enipein Pah and Enipein Powe.

Enipein Pah   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

Enipein Powe   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

Enipoas   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

enisinis   archaic. n. coconut leaflets fastened onto the fingers of dancers when dancing the wen or kehnsar. Sounkahlek en mwehiet sohla doadoahngki enisinis ansou me re kahlek. The dancers of today no longer use enisinis when they dance.

enisoupedo   n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.

enihwos   n. clan deity; a ghost that came into existence with the creation of the land, not the ghost of a deceased person.

enklidik   n. enclitic. [Eng.]

enklidik adperip   n. enclitic adverb. [Eng. enclitic adverb]

ehnta   n. fish sp.

eng   slang. vi. to go to sleep. Ke pahn eng ia? Where are you going to go to sleep?

engida   vi. to have sexual intercourse; to spend the night with someone of the opposite sex.

engidi   vi. to lie down, to bed down, to sleep.

eng-   vi. to reach. E engalahng uhpw kau. He reached for the coconuts. enge-, vt. cf. [meing] derleng, derpwelih.

ehng   sent. adv. yeah, an informal affirmative response.

-ehng, also -ieng.   verb. suff. to, toward, in relation to, for; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a consonant. nehk to distribute, nehkehng to distribute to.

engamwahu, also ahngamwahu.   adj. providing favorable conditions, conducive to a good outcome.

engadahng   vt. to reach up toward something. E engadahng kilel me langalango. He reached up toward the hanging picture.

enge   n3s. chela, the claw of a crab, lobster, shrimp, etc.

enge-   vt. to claw, to reach for. eng-, vi.

engeir   n. south wind, shifting wind, believed to bring bad weather.

engen, also ingin.   1. n. a painful infection, similar to a boil but without swelling; blood blister. 2. vi. to have such an infection.

engehng   general term for larger Carangidae (jacks), from approx. ten to thirty pounds.

engieng en koail   adj. to be easy to upset and easy to be calmed. Liho me engieng en koail. That woman is easily upset and easily calmed.

engila   slang. vi. to die.

engimah, also engmah.   adj. windy with accompanying rough seas.

engin aramas   n. the scent of human beings, employed with reference to the planting of breadfruit trees in the proximity of human dwellings in the belief that the trees will bear more fruit.

engin ewe   n3s. breath; the power of one's speech.

engin ewen aramas   n. bad luck in the form of illness or misfortune brought upon one as a consequence of being popular or famous. Ohlo soumwahukihla engin ewen aramas. The man became chronically ill because of his fame.

engin kehlap, also angin kehlap.   n. solidarity, collaborative effort; collaboration, cooperation, joined forces.

engin pihl   n. mist, as from a waterfall.

engin sarmwutumwut   n. a strong wind that Pohnpei experiences once a year that cleans the weeds off the patch reefs. Engin sarmwutumwut lelehr Pohnpei. The wind that cleans the patch reefs has hit Pohnpei.

engin sarpereu   n. a strong wind that Pohnpei experiences once a year that cleans the barrier reef.

engin dapwair   n. a strong wind that Pohnpei experiences once a year that shakes the tree branches before the fruit bearing season, including breadfruit. Engin dapwair ieu met. This is the tree-branch-shaking wind.

engin dawas, also angin dawas.   meing. n. (3sg. engin dewese) breath, breath of life; the power of one's speech. cf. engin ewe.

enginleng   meing. vi. to push while holding one's breath. Re kin enginleng ansoun loakewel. He held his breath to push while defecating. cf. sohnek.

enginli   adj. satiated, having had one's fill of sex with women (of a man).

enginmweluh, also anginmweluh.   n. fern sp., Davallia pectinata.

enginmwolu, also anginmwolu.   1. meing. vi. to fart. 2. meing. n. fart.

enginpar   n. trade wind.

enginpwelih   meing. vt. see enginpwele.

enginwol, also anginwol.   adj. satiated, having had one’s fill of sex with men (said of a woman).

enginwolda, also anginwolda.     vi. to desire sexual gratification, said of a woman.

engipip   n. whirlwind.

engisou   vi. to have a hot meal before fishing or planting yams, believed to cause bad luck.

engida   slang. vi. to have sexual intercourse; to spend the night with someone of the opposite sex.

engidek   slang. adj. gluttous, given to eating too much. cf. [meing] mworuhru.

engidi   slang. vi. to lie down, to bed down, to sleep.

engitik   adj. breezy, airy.

engk   n. landslide.

engkidi   vi. to slide or fall, of a pile of inanimate substances, as a landslide.

engmwahukihla   vt. to take advantage of, used in a negative sense.

engpali   n. mangrove crab that has only a single claw.

engpokon   n. mangrove crab that has two claws.

engsuwed, also ahngsuwed.   1. adj. entailing unfavorable or unacceptable conditions, of a nature that it is difficult to accept. 2. n. scandal, bad example.

ep   vi. to be pulled, usually with a rope. apih, vt.

epida   vi. to be raised, as a flag or an anchor; to be hung up.

epeng   num. four; the fourth month of the year in the traditional Pohnpeian calendar. see ehd₁.

epeng en sakau, also sapwehn sakau.   meing. n. the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function. cf. epeng en sakau.

epengileng   n. north, northern horizon.

epehp   n. slope. Kitail keidahla pohn epehpo. Let us move to the top of the slope.

ehperem   n. a yam cultivar.

epetik   n. fish sp., a small shark mullet (ah₁).

epiep   1. vi. to fish with line. 2. n. line fishing.

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

epini   1. vi. to jump rope; to engage in a tug-of-war. 2. n. a jump rope.

Episos   Biblical. n. Ephesians, a book in the Kadehde Mering.

epid   vi. to be carried on one's side, to be carried under one's arm. apid, vt.

epida   vi. to be raised, as a flag or an anchor; to be hung up.

epidipe   vi. to cross one's arms. cf. [meing] epidlim.

epidlim   meing. vi. to cross one's arms. cf. epidipe.

epidpe, also apidpe.   vi. to fold one's own arms.

epit   num. one. see pit₂.

epohn   n. a banana cultivar.

epkarangahp   vi. to fish for yellow-fin tuna.

epkekihr   vi. to bottom-fish.

epkioak   vi. to fish for kioak, using a line.

Epreil   n. April. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Ering.

epsamwei   vi. to fish for emporer fish (samwei), using a line.

epsara   vi. to fish for sara₁ using a line.

ehpw   n. a song of sacred place names. I sehse ma mie me ese ehpw rahn pwukat. I do not know if there is anyone who knows the song of sacred places these days.

epweh   n3s. customary manner.

epwel₁   n. (3sg. epwele) inability to sleep, insomnia.

epweliki to be bothered by something, usually of a trivial nature, that interferes with one’s sleep.

epwel₂   n. fish sp.

epwel₃   n. care, caretaking. Omw epwel sohte itar. Your care isn't sufficient.

epwelseri   vi. to baby-sit.

epweliki   to be bothered by something, usually of a trivial nature, that interferes with one’s sleep.

epwella, also epwellahr.   vi. to be taken care of.

epwellahr, also epwella.   vi. to be taken care of. Pweinen kentail mwenge ko epwellahr. The bill for our meals has been taken care of.

epwelseri   vi. to baby-sit.

epwiki   num. one hundred.

epwidik   num. a little bit of, a small piece of, a fragment of. Kihdo kenei epwidik mwahmwen. Give me my small piece of fish.

er   adj. thoroughly knowledgeable. cf. [meing] erpit.

-ehr, also -ier.   verb. suff. used to signal perfective aspect; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a consonant. mwadong play, mwadongehr have already played.

erala   vi. to be concluded, to be ended.

eralahr   interj. The end!

erein   prep. n. during the time, for a period of, while, until, so long as. E wadengki pwuhko erein awa riau. He read that book for two hours. Nan erein mwail riau sang Pohnpei, sohte sohpen Sapahn kak laid. Within a distance of two miles from Pohnpei, no Japanese ship can fish. Erein omw pahn suhsuwed, I sohte pahn seweseiuk. So long as you are being bad, I won't help you.

erein mour   n. lifetime.

ereki   vt. to know thoroughly, to master.

erekiso   meing. n. body, of the Nahnmwarki. cf. paliwar.

eremen, also ieremen.   interj. Forget it! Better not! Never mind! Disregard it!

erehr   n. cliff. see nierehr.

eretik   adj. knowledgeable about many things, knowledgeable about details.

eri   1. sent. adv. well, then, thus. 2. conj. adv. then, so. 3. interj. Enough!, Stop! 1. Eri, ohlet mehla. Well then, this man died. 2. I doadoahk lao nek oh ngehi eri kohla. I worked until I was finished and then I went there.

eria   interj. I warned you!

erier   vi. neut. to stir; to probe. arih, vt.

eriher   interj. enough!; stop! Eriher mwoarong! Stop the noise!

erimeddo   n. helmet. [Jap. herumetto < Eng.]

Ering   meing. n. April. Ering iei sounpwong en Apreil. Ering is the month of April. cf. Apreil, Epreil.

ering₁   n. ripe coconut, syn. with mwangas.

ering₂, also kisin ering.   meing. n. tooth. cf. ngih₁.

eripit   adj. wise, knowledgeable.

erir   1. vi. to serve as a cup bearer in the drinking of kava. 2. n. (3sg. erire) cup bearer. aririh, vt.

eriripe, also ariripe.   n3s. one who attends or serves a dignitary during a feast or kava ceremony.

eruwahn   vi. to completely understand.

ehrkan , also ehrkandihsin.   1. n. air conditioner. 2. vi. to use an air conditioner. [Eng. air conditioner]

erkahnih   vt. to air condition something.

ehrkandihsin, also ehrkan.   1. n. air conditioner. 2. vi. to use an air conditioner. [Eng. air conditioner]

erlam   vi. to paddle a canoe or boat with a pole in a deep lagoon. Re erlam pwe sohte padil en wahro. They paddled with a pole because there was no paddle for the canoe.

erpe   vt. to stir, to mix, to agitate. Ke nek erpe ainpwoat en suhpwo. You can stir the pot of soup.

erpehs   vi. to spread the stones of an uhmw too thin, so that the embers at its center are disturbed.

erpit   1. meing. adj. authoritative. 2. meing. n. an expert; wisdom, knowledge. 1. Mwohnsapw me erpit nan kahng en mwahr akan. His higheness is an authority on the title system.

ertik, also irtik.   n. erudition, learning.

ehs₁   interj. an expression of much pain.

ehs₂, also eis₃.   n. ace, in cards. [Eng.]

ese   vt. to know, to understand. cf. [meing] patohwan, mwahngih.

esehla   vt. to learn, to find out through experience.

esehda   vt. to learn, to find out through sources of information.

Esekiel   Biblical. n. Ezekiel, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

esel   num. one. see sel₂.

ehsel   n. ass. [Ger. Esel]

esehla   vt. to learn, to find out through experience. cf. [meing] pwukepwilih, pwukehdi.

esehda   vt. to learn, to find out through sources of information.

Esia, also Eisia.   n. Asia.

esiupih   n. SUV (Pohnpeian pronunciation of SUV, as if it were a single word). [Eng.]

esil   num. three. see ehd₁.

esimoamoar, also esimoar.   vi. to breath with unnatual effort, to gasp for breath.

esimoar, also esimoamoar.   vi. to breathe with unnatural effort, to gasp for breath. Soumwahu doaro esiesimoar. The person in critical condition is gasping for breath.

esingekida   vi. to take a deep breath, to inhale.

esingekidi   vi. to exhale, to breathe a sigh of relief.

esingekloal   vi. to take a deep breath, because of concern.

esou   num. one. see sou₄.

eskepeider, also ekskepeider.   n. excavator (heavy equipment). [Eng.]

eskorpion   n. scorpion. [Spa. escorpión]

esmweremwereda   meing. vi. to inhale. cf. esingekda.

Esra   Biblical. n. Ezra, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

esse   interj. ouch, an exclamation of pain.

esdasion   n. station of the cross. [Spa. estación]

Ester   Biblical. n. Esther, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

ed-   interr. an interrogative verb meaning 'to proceed by what means'. Re edala? How did they go there?

ehd₁   num. one; this numeral and others in this series are part of a general counting system used to enumerate things in the sense of counting them off; they never occur as part of larger grammatical constructions.

ehd₂   n. bag, sack.

ehd katik   n. gallbladder.

ehd₃   vt. to strip off water, to strip the leaves off a vine; to clean out intestines, to remove something from a rope-like object.

ehd katik   n. gallbladder.

eda   interj. Say what?

ede₁   n3s. gill.

ede₂   vt. to sharpen, to put an edge on something. adahd, vi.

edenpwel   n. title given to a someone after death, never to be used again.

edepe   num. some, several. I pahn wahdo edepe mwangas en. I'll bring some ripe coconuts.

edi₁   n3s. core, of a boil or pimple.

edi₂   n3s. bile, of the liver.

Edienleng   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

edied   adj. cloudy, blurred, fogged up, smoky; obscure, unclear.

edied perenla   meing. vi. to become blind. cf. masukunla.

ediedila   vi. to be defective, of one's vision; to flee, to remove oneself from the scene.

ediedin Nahnmwarki   n. an uhmw prepared in the presence of a Nahnmwarki.

ediedin soupeidi   n. an uhmw prepared in the presence of the soupeidi.

edila   vi. to have an experience for the first time; to have sexual intercourse for the first time (of a male), to lose one's virginity (of a male).

ehdin   num. first. ehdin ei kilang the first time of my seeing it.

edin kene   n. crop, of a chicken.

edin kent   n. bladder.

ehdin malek   n. sometime after midnight, marked by the first crowing of roosters.

edin marer   n. fontanelle, the soft, boneless area in the skull of an infant that will later close with the growth of the skull bones.

edin mwenge   n. stomach.

edin nahn   n. abscess, gangrene, fatty tumor.

edin peren   meing. n. eye. cf. pwoaren mese.

ediniei   1. n. smoke. 2. meing. vi. to call. cf. likuwer .

edinieng   n. swim bladder of a fish.

edinleng   meing. n. memory. cf. ketemen.

edinnoh, also adinnoh.   n. fumes, spray from the surf.

edinsei   n. spray resulting from the paddling of a canoe.

edinsed   n. fumes, spray from the surf.

edip   num. one. see dip.

editoal   1. n. feast given upon the completion of the roof of a new feasthouse. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

edrarrar   n. plastic grocery bag.

Ehdsdahr   n. Head Start, an educational program for preschool children. [Eng.]

-et, also -e.   dem. mod. this, by me. pwihket this pig.

ete   num. one. see te.

eten   n. this evening.

ehtik   n. spleen.

ewel₁   num. one. see wel₂.

ewel₂   num. eight. see ehd₁.

ewen mwenge, also owen mwenge.   adj. always hungry, selfish with food.

ewen neminem   adj. selfish with food, used in an extremely derogatory sense;.

ewen rah, also mesen rah.   n. the stem of a kava plant, including the root, pried from the enihlap, the largest kava plant at a feast used for the kava ritual; the edible part of a kava stem. Ale kenomw riau ewen rah. Take two kava stems for yourself.

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

ewen wedei   adj. talkative.

ewenkel   n. gate, entryway.

Ewenkep   n. a break in the eastern reef of Pohnpei through which Isokelekel and his people approached Nan Madol.

ewetik   adj. abstemious, temperate in eating and drinking.

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