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-e, also -et. dem. mod. this, by me.
e₃ interj. what, in response to being called.
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.
eh₃ n3s. liver.
eh₄ interj. a particle used after names of people when calling them.
eh₅ interj. an interjection signifying comprehension (lax vowel).
eh₆ interj. 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.
eieri, also eierima. interj. an exclamation, used when one makes a mistake.
eierima, also eieri. see eieri.
eikek₁ vi. to pout.
eikek₂ adj. temperamental, easily angered by small things.
eiker n. acre. [Eng.]
eile meing. vi. of the Nahnmwarki, to feel embarrassed or ashamed as a result of someone having done something embarrassing or shameful.
eilepe n3s. midst, of an activity.
eimwol meing. vi. to vomit.
einiarih meing. vt. to fan.
einumpwul vi. to be cooked over a flame.
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.
eipisi n. English alphabet. [Eng. ABC]
eir archaic. n. south; all lands to the south of Pohnpei.
eirek adj. expandable. KR: from <u>air</u>
eireng n. southern wind that is, should we enter this as an alternate form of engeir, or should we drop this entry?
eirileng n. southern skies.
eis₁ n. name of the letter h, the seventh letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent vowel length; also called reirei.
eisek num. ten.
eisel vi. to gather iol vines to be used as training ropes for yam vines. KR: from <u>air</u>
Eisia, also Esia. n. Asia.
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 at something. eidik, vi.
ehu num. one; see -u.
ehk₁ num. ten.
ehk₂ interj. ouch, an exclamation of pain.
ekei₂ interj. an interjection, often conveying a feeling of surprise or wonder, also used in a scolding or teasing manner.
eken kodering, also ahk en kodering. stick for husking coconuts.
ekipir n. eave of a building.
Ekipten n. Egypt. [Ger. Ägypten or possibly from English ‘Egyptian’]
ekke interj. ouch, an exclamation of pain.
ektahr n. hectare, a unit of land measurement equal to 10,000 square meters (2.47 acres). [Eng.]
el₂ num. cl. used in counting garlands.
ehl₂ num. one; see el₂.
ehl₃ n. hell. [Eng.]
elen pillap n. bed of a river.
elen wehi n. public road, main road.
elenmwar n. title line. DS: <u>Nahnken</u>’s line? DS says for both lines.
elepeider n. elevator. [Eng.]
elehda vt. to create (a good or bad situation).
elielpaidoke meing. vt. to hear.
elimene meing. vt. to dream about. eliman, vi.
elimoang n. mangrove crab, Bilatro bilatro, prized as a delicacy.
elin katieu n. the royal wreath placed on the head of a Nahnmwarki at his coronation.
elintek n. crown of thorns, as worn by Jesus.
elingek, also delingek. vi. neut. to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra. elingeki, vt.
elingeki vt. elingek, vi. see elingek.
elipant n. elephant. [Eng.]
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.
eluwenpwong vi. to go out at night for the purpose of a sexual liaison. eluwenpwongih, vt.
eluwenpwongih vt. see eluwenpwong.
eluwentek vi. to waddle. [tek <Eng. duck?]
emen num. one; see men₃.
emersensi n. emergency. [Eng.]
Eminalau Lapalap n. title of the wife of a Souwel Lapalap.
emp₁ n. coconut crab, prized as a delicacy.
empelop n. envelope. [Eng.]
emwi n. bunch, of coconuts, mangoes, or anything that grows in bunches from a single stem.
emwiemw vi. to wash one's hands. amwin, vt.
emwodol num. one; see mwodol.
emwut num. one; see mwut₂.
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.]
-en dem. mod. that, by you.
en₂ modal to be to, should.
eni aramas n. ghost that appears to be human and that lives among people, but that can transform itself into other life forms.
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 pahn takai n. ghost that is found on the land.
enihn pohnmadau n. a phrase used to refer to the occupants of the first Western ships to reach Pohnpei.
Enipein n. a section of land in southern Kitti (literally female ghost).
enisoupedo n. a variety of taro (sawa).
enihwos n. clan deity; a ghost that came into existence with the creation of the land, not the ghost of a deceased person.
ehnta n. fish sp.
eng slang. vi. to go to sleep.
eng- vi. to reach.
ehng sent. adv. yeah, an informal affirmative response.
enge- vt. to reach for. eng-, vi.
engeir n. south wind, shifting wind, believed to bring bad weather.
engehng general term for larger Carangidae (jacks), from approx. ten to thirty pounds.
engiengidekte slang. vi.
engila slang. vi. to die.
engimah adj. windy with accompanying rough seas.
engin pihl n. mist, as from a waterfall.
engin sihlangi, also engin dewese. meing. n. the breath of life (employed in the Bible in lieu of engin dewese).
engin dewese, also engin sihlangi. meing. n. the breath of life.
enginli adj. satiated, having had one's fill of sex with women (of a man).
enginpar n. trade wind.
enginwol adj. satiated, having had one’s fill of sex with men (of a woman).
engipip n. whirlwind.
engida vi. to have sexual intercourse; to spend the night with someone of the opposite sex.
engidek slang. adj. gluttonous.
engk n. landslide.
ep vi. to be pulled, usually with a rope. apih, vt.
epetik n. fish sp., a small shark mullet (ah).
epid vi. to be carried on one's side, to be carried under one's arm. apid, vt.
epidipe vi. to cross one's arms.
epit num. one; see pit₂.
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.]
epsamwei vi. to fish for samwei, using a line.
epsara vi. to fish for sara using a line.
epweh n3s. customary manner.
epwel₁ n (3s: epwele). inability to sleep, insomnia.
epwel₂ n. fish sp.
epweliki to be bothered by something, usually of a trivial nature, that interferes with one’s sleep.
epwelseri vi. to baby-sit.
epwiki num. one hundred.
epwinek vi. to wash one's face. apwin, vt.
er adj. thoroughly knowledgeable.
-ehr, also -ier. verb. suff. used to signal perfective aspect; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a consonant.
eralahr interj. The end!
erein prep. n. during the time, for a period of, while, within a distance; until, so long as.
erein mour n. lifetime.
erekiso meing. n. body, of the Nahnmwarki.
eremen, also ieremen. interj. Forget it! Better not! Never mind! Disregard it!
eretik adj. knowledgeable about many things, knowledgeable about details.
eri 1. sent. adv. well, then, thus.
eria interj. I warned you!
ehrikan, also ehrkandisin. n. air-conditioner. [Eng.]
erimeddo n. helmet. [Jap. herumetto < Eng.]
ering₁ n. ripe coconut, syn. with mwangas.
ering₂, also kisin ering. meing. n. tooth.
erir 1. vi. to serve as a cup bearer in the drinking of kava. 2. n (3s: erire). cup bearer. aririh, vt.
eruwahn vi. to completely understand.
ehrkandisin, also ehrikan. n. air-conditioner. [Eng.]
erpehs vi. to spread the stones of an uhmw too thin, so that the embers at its center are disturbed.
ehs₁ interj. an expression of much pain.
ehs₂ n. ace, in cards. [Eng.]
esel num. one; see sel₂.
Esia, also Eisia. n. Asia.
esingekida vi. to inhale.
esingekloal vi. to take a deep breath, because of concern.
esou num. one; see sou₄.
eskorpion n. scorpion. [Spa. escorpión]
esmweremwereda meing. vi. to inhale.
esse interj. ouch, an exclamation of pain.
esdasion n. station of the cross. [Spa. estación]
ed- interr. an interrogative verb meaning 'to proceed by what means'.
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.
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. KR: DS says same as <u>air</u>. <u>ehd</u> is for <u>keleu</u>; <u>air</u> is for cleaning intestines. See <u>air</u> and correct; get definition from <u>air</u>.
ehd katik n. gallbladder.
ede₁ n3s. gill.
ede koait to sharpen to a point.
edenpwel n. title given to a someone after death, never to be used again.
edi₁ n3s. core, of a boil or pimple.
edi₂ n3s. bile, of the liver.
edied perenla meing. to become blind. KR: part of
ediedin Nahnmwarki n. an uhmw prepared in the presence of a Nahnmwarki.
ediedin soupeidi n. an uhmw prepared in the presence of the soupeidi.
ehdin num. first.
edin kene n. crop, of a chicken.
edin kent n. bladder.
edin marer n. fontanel, the soft, boneless area in the skull of an infant.
edin mwenge n. stomach.
edin peren meing. n. eye.
edinieng n. swim bladder of a fish.
edip num. one; see dip.
editoal 1. n. feast given upon the completion of the roof of a new nahs. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
edrarrar n. plastic grocery bag. KR: What is the source of this?
Ehdsdahr n. Head Start, an educational program for preschool children. [Eng.]
-et, also -e. dem. mod. this, by me.
ete num. one; see te.
eten n. this evening.
ehtik n. spleen.
ewel₁ num. one; see wel₂.
ewen mwenge, also owen mwenge. adj. selfish with food.
ewen neminem adj. selfish with food, used in an extremely derogatory sense;.
ewen sawi n. fish sp.
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