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Updated: 11/4/2017       

Pohnpeian-English

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i   subj. pron. I. I duhdu ni mensenget. I bathed this morning.

ih₁   n. name of the letter i, the third letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent both the phoneme /i/, a high front vowel, and the phoneme /y/, a palatal glide.

ih₂   ind. pron. he, she, it.

ih₃   1. n. hand, of bananas. 2. num. cl. one; used for counting hands of bananas. 1. I wahda kenei ih ihn karat. I took one hand of karat bananas.

ih₄   archaic. n3s. belly.

-ih   trans. suff. a productive transitive suffix.

ih-   vi. to approach or depart directly on a canoe; to come or go directly. Weren Isokelel wahr oko ihlongodo ah weren Saudeleur ko iheila. Isokelekel's canoes were approaching while Saudelur's canoes were departing.

ia   interr. where, what. Ke pahn kohla ia? Where are you going? Ia edomw? What is your name?

iahia, also ahia.   n. rainbow. Ma ke idih iahia, sendin pehmwen pahn kensda. If you point at a rainbow, your finger will ulcerate.

iao   interj. I warned you.; See! I told you so!

iau   interj. I warned you! So there! Now what do you say!; How's it going?, What's up?

iahk   adj. mentally disturbed, crazy, insane, berserk; feeble-minded.

iakiu   1. n. baseball. 2. vi. to play baseball. [Jap. yakyū]

iakumehda   1. n. one hundred meter dash. 2. vi. to run a one hundred meter dash. [Jap. hyaku mētā]

iammwot   meing. n. husk of a mature coconut; fiber of a green coconut, used for making sennit. cf. dipenihd.

ihan   adj. wide, especially of a net.

ihanpwong, also ihenpwong.   1. meing. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. meing. n. such a late night snack. cf. mwengehnpwong.

iang   vt. to accompany, join, or go with, to participate, to attend.

iangahki   vt. to add or include.

iangala   vt. to adhere to; to join with others; to travel by.

iangahng   n. entourage, contingent, those who travel with royalty.

iahnge   interr. where, plural. Iahnge kepwe kan? Where are those things?

Iap   n. Yap.

iasai   n. vegetable. [Jap. yasai]

iasada   Biblical. vi. to be risen, to be resurrected.

iasenei   meing. adj. fortunate, healthy. cf. paii, kehlail.

iaseneida   vi. to recover from an illness. Mwohnsapw iaseneida sang sounei. Mwohnsapw has recovered from his illness.

iaseneiki   meing. vt. to benefit from, to be blessed with. cf. paiieki.

iaseneida   meing. vi. to recover from an illness. Mwohnsapw iaseneida sang sounei. Mwohnsapw has recovered from his illness. cf. kehlailda.

iasenpwel   meing. n. state of being part of the earth, as when something dead turns to soil. cf. wiepwel.

iasenpwella   vi. to be in state of being part of the earth, as when something dead turns to soil. Ohlo iasenpwella. The man died. Mwahro iasenpella. The title died (with the man).

iaslapada   meing. vi. to rise from the dead, used for a Nahnmwarki and more recently for a Nahnken as well (not used Biblically). cf. mourda.

iaslenglap   meing. adj. fortunate, healthy. cf. paii, kehlail.

iahd   interr. when. Ke kohdo iahd? When did you come?

iaduwe, also daduwe, dahduwe.   interr. how, in what manner.

iaht   n. yard, the unit of measurement. [Eng.]

iawasa   interr. where. Iawasa ke pahn kohla ie? Where are you going?

ie₁   locative pronoun occurs in the original position of a focused locative phrase. Ruk me ohlo mwemweitla ie. Chuuk is where that man visited.

ie₂, also iet.   dem. here, by me (singular).

-ie₁   obj. pron. me. Kidio ngalisie. That dog bit me.

-ie₂   verb. suff. superlative suffix, also causing the last vowel of the stem to lengthen, sometimes to an overlong vowel. lingan beautiful, lingahnie most beautiful; kaselel fine, hi/bye kaselehlie perfect, hello/goodbye.

iei   sent. adv. yes, as a response to a negative question; indeed. Ke sohte pahn laid? Iei. Aren't you going to fish. Yes. (I'm going to fish.) Iei duwe. Indeed this is the way it is.

-iei   verb. suff. outwards. lus jump, lusiei jump outwards.

ieiias   meing. vi. to be alive. Re ketin ieias lelodo rahn wet. You are still alive until today. cf. momour.

ieu   num. cl. see -u.

ieuieu, also iouiou.   n. a native ginger, Alpinia carolinensis.

ieuieuleng, also ieuieunleng.   meing. n. hair, of the head. cf. pitenmoang.

ieuieun wai, also iouioun wai.   n. Indian shot, Canna indica.

ieuieunleng   n. see ieuieuleng.

iehkan, also ietakan.   dem. here, by me (plural).

iemmwahn   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked; used in local medicines.

ien₁   dem. there, by you (singular).

ien₂   n. yen, Japanese currency. [Eng. yen < Jap. en]

ienakan   dem. there, by you (plural).

ienkenen   dem. there, by you (singular).

ienlam   n. clam sp., Tridacna gigas giant clam.

ihenpwong, also ihanpwong.   1. meing. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. a late night snack of this kind. cf. mwengehnpwong.

-ieng, also -ehng.   verb. suff. to, toward, in relation to, for; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a vowel. wa to carry, wahieng to carry to.

ienge   n3s. companion, follower, complement.

iengen seri   n. placenta, afterbirth.

iengen sounkopwung lapalap   n. associate high court judge.

iepw   archaic. n. banana.

iepweu, also iopwou.   n. barren female, usually of pigs.

-ier, also -ehr.   verb. suff. used to signal perfective aspect; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a vowel. nehne distribute, nehnehier have already distributed.

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

iehroas   n. only child.

Iesus Krisdus, also Sises Krais.   n. Jesus Christ, used by Catholics. [Lat.]

iet, also ie₂.   dem. here, by me (singular).

ietakan, also iehkan.   dem. here, by me (plural).

iheteng   n. constipation.

ieteht   Biblical. interj. Behold! Look!

ietkenen   dem. this.

ihieng   interj. Pardon me!, as when appearing or passing in front of others.

io   dem. there, away from you and me (singular).

ioio   n. plant sp., a kind of bush.

ioiso   interj. an exclamation used to signal the start of an activity; Heave! [Jap. yoisho]

iohidong   interj. Ready!, Set! Go! [Jap. yōi don]

iou   adj. delicious, tasty, sweet. cf. [meing] ihn₃.

iouki   vt. to like the flavor of something, to consider something to be delicious.

iouiou   n. a native ginger, Alpinia carolinensis.

iouioun wai   n. Indian shot, Canna indica.

iouki   vt. to like the flavor of something, to consider something to be delicious. cf. [meing] ihniki.

iohkan   dem. there, away from you and me (plural).

iohkenen   dem. there, by you (singular).

iokoioko   n. name of two of the holes in the marble game anaire. [Jap. yoko]

Iohl   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

iol wah poh mehi   n. plant sp., Ipomoea indica.

iohla   1. vi. to miscarry. 2. n. miscarriage.

ioll   n. white flowered vine, Merremia peltata, used for ropes for training yam vines.

iollap   meing. n. shade, shadow. cf. mweteh.

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

iohpw   1. n. the class of plants that includes bananas, ginger, etc. all of which have a soft core. n. the class of plants that includes bananas, ginger, etc. all of which have a soft core. 2. archaic. n. banana. 1. Iohpw iei eden uht me rahn wet sohla doadoahk. The word iohpw is the old word for banana, now out of use.

iohpwen pohnial   n. a banana cultivar in the family of karat bananas. I sehse ma mihmiehte iohpwen pohnial. I do not know if the iohpwen pohnial banana cultivar still exists.

iohpwenei   n. a banana cultivar said to be indigenous to Pohnpei. iohpw banana.

iopwou, also iepweu.   n. barren female, usually of pigs.

iorlap   meing. n. forgiveness, pardon. Sapwellim iorlap me kin kapitala rohrohpwel. His forgiveness can rescue a commoner. cf. mahk₃.

iohsep, also sarawi₂.   n. gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.

-iuk, also -uhk.   obj. pron. you; This form of the suffix occurs after vowels or the glide y (written i). sewese to help, seweseiuk to help you.

Iukenpwont   n. a conservative Protestant church auxiliary group. [Ger. Jugendbund]

iuhs   vt. to use. [Eng.]

iuhsin, also dauk.   n. a yam cultivar.

Iuhdoah   n. Utah. [Eng.]

ihk   vt. to inhale, to breathe in deeply, to absorb.

ikel   n. eagle. [Eng.]

ikem   n. fish sp., flametail snapper, Lutjanus fulvus.

ikem asimel   n. fish sp., scribbled snapper, a variety of Lutjanus rivulatus.

iken   n. fish sp., small, green and brown.

ikeni   n. a type of fishing net.

ikenpwong   1. adj. drowsy, to feel sleepy during the daytime as a result of staying up at night. 2. n. drowsiness, insomnia.

ikes   archaic. n. peace. mwein ikes period of peace.

iki   n3s. tail, tip, end, extreme; bottom of a skirt.

ikih   vt. to avenge.

ihki, also kih₂.   n. fish sp., milkfish, Chanos chanos.

ikia, also ngkahu, moaresed.   n. plant sp., Melanthera biflora.

ikiala   vt. to be at the end of something.

ikiepw   n. fish sp., orangefin emperor, Lethrinus kallopterus; normally found on the fringing reef, and lagoon and patch reefs.

ikimat   slang. adj. having a rotten bottom (an insult), said of someone with poor hygenic practices with reference to the lower part of the body.

ikimwang   n. scorpion.

ikimweng   n. fish sp., a kind of mullet normally found on the fringing reef, Chelon engeli, classified by Pohnpeians as a mature pehioang.

ikimwur   vi. to be last in a sequence. ikmwuri, vt.

ikin sihk   n. plant sp., Aeschynomene indica.

ikin tehn uht   n. banana leaves that are used to hold any consumable for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. [meing] tipwakapi.

ikintangih, also ikintenge.   vt. to look askance, to glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye. ikinteng, vi. cf. [meing] deingihngih, deingihnge , kadahrlenge.

ikintenge, also ikintangih.   vt. to look askance at, to glance at, to look out of the corner of one's eye at. cf. [meing] deingihnge, deingihngih, kadahrlenge.

ikipak   adj. small-hipped.

ikipit   adj. having a large bottom, having large hips, of a person.

ikirei   adj. having a long tail.

ikidasi   n. drawer. [Jap. hikidashi]

ikidewe   vt. to decorate, to give an elaborate description of.

ikidiki   vt. to blame, to lay the blame on.

ikitok   adj. tailless.

ikoik   n. tree sp., Cordia subcordata, the wood of which is used for boat building and in making paddles.

ihkos   vi. neut. to pleat, as a dress; to gather material, to make a tuck, in sewing. ihkose, vt.

ihkos en ieuieu   meing. n. braided hair, of the head. cf. ingihng₁.

ihkose   vt. see ihkos.

ikoaik   vi. to eat only meat, to eat only one thing. ikoaike, vt.

ikoaike   vt. see ikoaik.

ikmwuri   vt. to be the last in sequence. ikimwur, vi.

ila   vt. to carry in the mouth. ilail₁, vi.

ilail₁   vi. to carry in the mouth. ila, vt.

ilail₂   n. basket in which lihli is presented.

ilail en likend   n. basket for the wives of the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken in which lihli is presented.

ilail en sounlih   n. basket in which lihli is presented to the pounder of the breadfruit.

ilail en sounpiah   n. basket in which lihli is presented to the preparer of the coconut cream.

ilail en soupeidi   n. basket in which lihli is presented to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.

ilau   n. plant sp., glorytower, Clerodendrum inerme.

Ilake   n. the Pohnpeian eel goddess.

ilakih   vt. to send on an errand, to send to deliver a message. ilek-, vi. cf. [meing] poarone.

ilapas   vi. to make a nest.

ilapeseng   n. a form of fishing for shrimp using a net. Laiden ilapeseng solahr kin wiawi. Shrimp fishing is no longer practiced.

ilario, also utin lihli.   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

ile   1. adj. elevated, high. 2. n. elevation, height.

ile-, also kaile-.   rel. n. location some distance in relation to (somewhere or something). E mi iledio. It's at a location some distance below it.

ileile, also ilihle.   adj. very high, elevated.

ileu   n. a method of securing a canoe by placing a pole between the outrigger and the hull and sticking it into the ocean bed.

ilek₁   n. dispatch or message; errand, task, commission. cf. [meing] keder, poaron.

ilek₂   n. fish spp., any of a number of spp. of rabbitfish, Sigamus spp.

ilek-   vi. to send a dispatch or message. E ilekilahng ah pwoudo. He sent a message to his wife. ilakih, vt.

ilekitik   adj. bossy, demanding.

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

ilenglap   n. conus sp. (cone shell), not normally use for food.

ilengtik   n. shell sp., Strombus luhuanus, strawberry conch; also used as a general term for Strombus spp.

ilepe   n. height, altitude.

ilewe   vt. to anchor a canoe by placing a pole between the outrigger and the hull and sticking it into the ocean bed.

ili   n3s. sucker of banana, breadfruit, taro, etc.

ilihl   1. vi. to steer a vehicle. 2. n. steering paddle; rudder. ilihlih, iling, vt.

ilihle, also ileile.   adj. very high, elevated.

ilihlih   vt. to steer a vehicle; to provide guidance. ilihl, vi.

ilin₁   adj. having many suckers.

ilin₂   vt. to guide, to direct. Ihs me pahn ilin atail sahiet? Who is going to guide our voyage?

iling   vt. to steer a vehicle; to provide guidance.

ilisapw, also elisapw.   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.

ilok   n. wave, as in the ocean.

ilokin   adj. rough, of the ocean; literally ‘full of waves’.

iloksawa   n. breaker, a wave that breaks into white foam.

iloakiloak   meing. n. a gift or present from one royal personage to another. cf. kisakis.

iloakiloake   meing. vt. to give a gift or present from one royal personage to another. cf. kise, kisekise.

Ilnohi   n. Illinois. [Eng.]

ihmeil   n. e-mail. [Eng.]

impal, also inipal.   n. the fibrous, cloth-like material of the coconut palm; a container made of this material, used to wrap medicinal plants and to squeeze and apply the liquid they contain, as on a rash or wound.

impiokai   n. agricultural fair. [Jap. hinpyōkai]

ihmw   n. (3sg. imwe) building, home, dwelling feast house (nahs) or house of a chief. cf. [meing] tehnpas.

ihmw sarawi   n. a temple, church, or a place of worship. cf. [meing] tehnpas sarawi.

ihmw takai   n. a cave or natural rock formation used as a shelter; a building made of concrete, stone, or rock.

imwaimw   1. vi. to own one or many houses. 2. adj. shady, as of tree foliage.

imwalap, also imwen meir, imwenei.   n. residence, a house in which a family lives together.

imwe   poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for buildings, dwelings, house, shelter. cf. [meing] tehnpese.

imwen kainen   n. outhouse.

imwen kaudok   n. temple₁, house of worship.

imwen keiru   n. inn.

imwen kepwe   n. warehouse, storehouse.

imwen kersapw, also imwen mwakot.   n. shack, hut, built in a farming area for cooking and shelter from the rain.

imwen kinte   n. guest house; house built for visiting royalty.

imwen koupwung, also imwen kopwung.   n. courthouse.

imwen kopwung, also imwen koupwung.   n. courthouse.

imwen koahko   n. tavern.

imwen kuk   n. cookhouse. [kuk <Eng. cook]

imwen meir, also imwalap, imwenei.   n. residence, a house in which a family lives together.

imwen mwakot, also imwen kersapw.   n. shack, hut, built in a farming area for cooking and shelter from the rain.

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

imwen nahk   n. warehouse, storehouse. see imwen nekinek.

imwen nekinek   n. see imwen nahk.

imwen net   n. store.

imwen padahk₂   n. synagogue.

imwen pahdak₁   meing. n. cookhouse, cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored. cf. imwen kuk.

imwen pek   slang. n. outhouse.

imwen pwihk   n. pig pen.

imwen pwoht   n. boat house.

imwen sompihr   n. airplane hangar.

imwen sukuhl   n. schoolhouse. [sukuhl <Eng. school]

imwen wahr, also imwenwar.   n. canoe house. cf. [meing] katauk.

imwen wini   n. hospital.

imwenei, also imwalap, imwen meir.   n. residence, a house in which a family lives together.

imwenwar, also imwen wahr.   n. canoe house. cf. [meing] katauk.

imweteng   n. jail, prison.

imwi   n3s. top, summit, end, outcome, extremity.

imwioas   n. thatch house.

imwilah   n3s. end, of an event; result, consequence.

imwilamwahu   adj. having a good ending or outcome.

imwilamwahl   adj. of no consequence, having no result.

imwilap   n. large end of a canoe; the end toward the base of the tree trunk from which the hull was carved.

imwilasuwed   adj. having a bad outcome.

imwin ansou, also imwin kawa.   n. the end of time, the end of the world, believed to be some time in the distant future. Ni imwin ansou, aramas koaros pahn mehla. At the end of time, everyone will die.

Imwin Katau   n. 'the extremity of Katau', the place from which the third of Pohnpei's seven settlement voyages originated.

imwin kawa, also imwin ansou.   n. the end of time, the end of the world, believed to be some time in the distant future.

imwiniak   n. seaward edge of a mangrove swamp.

imwiniak reirei   n. long journey, long distance to be traversed. Kitail pahn mwadang mweselda pwe kitail me imwiniak reirei. We will depart early because we have a long journey.

imwinsapw   n. cape of land, point of land.

imwintihti   1. vi. to be adversaries or enemies. 2. n. adversary, enemy.

imwihpeseng   vi. to separate into two long parts.

imwisekila   vi. to be finished, to be accomplished.

imwitik   n. small end of a canoe; the end toward the upper part of the tree trunk from which the hull was carved.

impwal   n. tent.

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

ihn₁   n. (3sg. ine) mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister; clan totem. cf. [meing] limareureu.

ihn₂   n. the quantity of kava placed in the hibiscus bast. Sakawo wiahda ihn siluh. The kava amounts to three bastsful.

ihn₃   meing. adj. delicious, tasty, sweet. cf. iou.

ihn kahlap   n. (3sg. ine kahlap) grandmother, sometimes one's spouse's grandmother.

ihn wini   n. medicine wrapped in coconut cloth. I pahn sohng . I will try. I ale ihn wini ehute, ah ahi soumwawo mwahula. I took only one portion of the medicine wrapped in coconut cloth, and my illness was cured.

Inaiso   n. the senior subclan of the Marekerek subclan.

inaur   vt. to lash. inou₂, vi.

inaka, also kinaka.   n. native, used derogatorily. [Eng.< Haw. kanaka]

inamah   1. meing. adj. patient. 2. meing. n. patience, restraint. cf. kanengamah.

inahme   n. fish sp., half-barred snapper, Lutjanus semicinctus.

Inanpaileng   n. a subclan of the Dipwinpahnmei clan.

inangih   vt. to arouse any feeling, to arouse sexually, to strongly desire.

inangihada   vt. to desire or wish.

inap   n. (3sg. inepe) anything which is laid or sat upon, cushion; hot pad for pots. cf. [meing] medehde.

inapw   n. restriction, prohibition. Kitail dehr wiahda inapw tohto. Let us not make too many restrictions.

inapw mosul   archaic. vi. given to denial. E inapw mosul. He persistently denies everything.

inahpwed   vi. to have a mouthful. inahpwede, vt.

inahpwede   vt. see inahpwed.

inapwih   vt. to forbid, to prohibit, to impose a ban upon something taboo or illegal. cf. [meing] koupwindi.

inapwtihnmwomw   1. vi. to hold a grudge. 2. adj. vengeful. 1. Ohlo inapwtihnmwomw ong kitail; ih me e sohte kohkihdo. The man is holding a grudge; that is why he did not come. 2. Ke me nohn inapwtihnmwomw. You are very vengeful.

Inahs   n. the ancestral goddess of the Sounkawad clan.

inahsio   n. generic name of a group of banana cultivars, mostly eaten cooked.

inahsio mweimwei   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

inahsio pehsehs   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

inahsio poh rotorot   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

inadi   meing. n. tooth. cf. ngih₂.

Inatitipel   n. name of the female founder of the Ledek clan.

ineupile   n. a yam cultivar.

inemenlo   adj. deep, of one's thinking.

inemenloal   vi. to dislike to move, to refuse to move.

inen   adj. straight; straightforward, impartial, fair.

inen-   vi. to come or go directly. E inenla Pohnpei. He went directly to Pohnpei.

inen ihrekiso   meing. n3s. body hair. cf. wine.

inen oaroahr   n. a large, traditional structure, similar to a feasthouse, located on the shore, used primarily for storing canoes and fishing gear.

inen kilsarawi, also kilsarawi.   1. n. shingles, Herpes zoster, a disease of the skin, characterized by small blisters, causing great pain; usually occurs on the trunk of the body; it is believed that if the blisters totally encircle the body, the person will die. 2. vi. to have this disease.

inen mwakot, also mwahngin pehleng.   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

inen mwohd   n. principal wife in a polygamous marriage; the senior or first wife of a Nahnmwarki; a ruling chief's primary wife.

inen mwoakoate, also kehngid en Pohnpei.   n. a mango cultivar, said to be indigenous to Pohnpei.

inenen   adv. very. Mehn Pohnpei inenen kadek. Pohnpeians are very kind.

inenehdi   vt. to pair off with; to coincide with, to collide with;.

inenieng   n. fan.

inenkereut   n. grass sp.

inenkil   n. cellulitis, caused by the inflammation of connective tissue.

inenmwell   meing. n3s. blood. cf. nta.

inentep   n. an entire sugar cane plant, dug up in preparation for a feast.

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

inangihada   vt. to desire or wish.

inengieng   vi. to desire, to wish, to want to.

inengda   vi. to desire to have sexual intercourse.

ineng₂   n. abnormal hair, course and rapid growing.

inengieng   vi. to desire, to wish, to want to.

inengda   vi. to desire to have sexual intercourse.

inepe   vt. to put a cushion, pad, etc (an inap) under something.

inepw   n. restriction, prohibition, ban. cf. [meing] koupwin.

ineri   n. traditional name for cooked food.

inehd   vt. to load, to fill, as in filling a basket of food. Liho pahn inehd amwail dohdo ko. The lady will fill your food basket.

inedingleng   meing. adj. fragrant. cf. pwohmwahu, pwohtik.

ini   1. vi. neut. to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders. 2. n. the pole or stick used for such a purpose. inie, vt.

inie   vt. to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders. ini, vi.

ihniki   meing. vt. to like the flavor of something, to consider something delicious. Mwohnsapw ihnki koanoat irap maleko. Mwohnsapw likes the chicken dish. cf. iouki.

inim   vt. see inihn.

inimpene   vt. to weld.

inihn   vi. neut. to cook, roast, broil, toast, etc. inim, vt.

inipal, also impal.   n. the fibrous, cloth-like material of the coconut palm; a container made of this material, used to wrap medicinal plants and to squeeze and apply the liquid they contain, as on a rash or wound.

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

inou₁   1. n. contract, promise, agreement, covenant. 2. vi. to promise.

inoupe   n3s. a promise concerning him, her, or it.

inou₂   1. vi. to lash, to be lashed. 2. n. lashing. inaur, vt.

inou sarawi   1. vi. to marry in the church. 2. n. spouse, married in church.

inoukihda, also inouki.   vi. to promise. E inoukihda me e sohte pahn pwurehng wia. He promised that he would not do it again.

inoun pwopwoud   n. engagement.

inoupe   n3s. a promise concerning him, her, or it.

inosada   n. source, origin, or parent of a surculose, a plant that produces suckers (root sprouts); ancestor. I pelehdihsang inosadahn ilin uht ko. I cut down the source of those banana suckers.

inoande   n3s. main tuber of a yam plant, the main part of anything.

inoad   n. tree sp.

inkahp   n. inside curve, in baseball. [Jap. inkābu < Eng. in+curve]

ins   n. inch. [Eng.]

insaniki, also isaniki.   vt. to take prompt action on something because the opportunity is right, to take advantage of a situation or an opportunity.

insis   n. hinge. [Eng.]

ihnda   vi. to place kava in the hibiscus bast.

Indiahna   n. Indiana. [Eng.]

Indonehsia   n. Indonesia. [Eng.]

interned   n. internet. [Eng.]

ingi   n3s. pectoral fin of a fish.

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

inginlangih, also inginlenge.   meing. vt. to respond to, to answer. inginleng, vi. cf. sapeng.

inginleng   1. vi. to respond, to answer. 2. n. response, answer. inginlangih, vt. cf. pasapeng.

inginlenge, also inginlangih.   meing. vt. to respond to, to answer. inginleng, vi. cf. sapeng.

inginsoi   adj. easily bothered or upset by trivial matters; demanding, dependent; also used to describe breadfruit cultivars that die easily if shaken.

ingihng₁   1. vi. neut. to braid. 2. n. braided hair, of the head. ingid, vt. cf. [meing] ihkos en ieuieu.

ingihng₂   1. vi. to whisper; to cry very softly, to moan. 2. n. any very soft sound.

ingihng₃   vi. to be listing, to be leaning to one side.

ingir   meing. vt. to sniff; to smell. cf. ned.

ingirek   vi. to be wind borne, to be carried on the wind, to come with the wind. Pwohn mwenge iou kin ingerekdohng imwato. The smell of delicious food is usually carried on the wind to our house.

ingirekih   meing. vt. to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with. cf. pwungki.

ingid   vt. to braid. ingihng₁, vi.

ingidpene   vt. to squeeze, to braid together.

ingitik   vi. to whisper, to hum, to groan.

ingitingkihdi   vt. to say something under one's breath.

ingk   n. ink. [Eng.]

ip   vi. to blow.

ihp, also ipa.   n. father, dad, a term of familiarity.

ipa, also ihp.   n. father, dad, a term of familiarity.

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

ihpali en palau   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked; may be the same as mangat en Angaur.

ihpali en pohnpei   n. see ihpali.

ihpali en seipahn   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked; may be the same as mangat en seipahn.

ipe   poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for things to cover with, as sheets.

ihpe   n. thread, string, anything upon which flowers can be strung. Wahdo ata ihpen kapwat. Bring our thread for the flowers.

ihpel   n. a banana cultivar, considered to be a kind of karat.

ipen sousedlap   n. rain, a term used by fishermen.

ipihp   1. vi. to blow, as the wind. 2. n. lightning without thunder; gust of wind. ipir, vt.

ipihpensowi   1. meing. vi. to snore. 2. n. the act of snoring. cf. nonno, moamoar.

ipihpirek   vi. to flap in the wind; of a sail, to luff or flap as a consequence of being set too close to the wind.

ipir   vt. to blow at. ipirek, vi.

ipirek   vi. to be blown by the wind, to flap. Likou peleng ko ipihpirek. The clothes on the clothes line are flapping. ipir, vt.

Ipru kan   Biblical. n. Hebrews, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]

ipw₁   vi. to get to the bottom of something being dug up. Kehpo ipw. The bottom of the yam has been reached.

ipw₂, also ipwidi.   vi. to be born. Ke ipw sahpwet? Were you born here?

ihpw₁   n. spear handle.

ipwa   interj. I warned you!; See! I told you so!

Ipwal   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs; a coastal area in southeastern Madolenihmw.

ipwadeke, also pwendeke.   sent. adv. Is it correct to assume that…? It was thought that..., It was said that.... Ipwadeke kowe mehn Ruk? Is it correct to assume that you are Chuukese?

ihpwe   n3s. the upper half of the human body, the torso.

ipwen ketieu, also ihpw₁.   n. spear handle.

ipwerek₁   adj. ornamented; well groomed, neat, stylish.

ipwerek₂   meing. adj. fragrant. cf. pwohtik, pwohmwahu.

ipwieng   vt. to be paternally descended from.

ipwin nenek   n. child born out of wedlock.

ipwin pohn warawar   n. 'born upon the ditch'; a child of a Nahnmwarki, born during his reign; the phrase refers to the special sanctity of such a child.

ipwin pohn werewer   n. "born above the oppression", a child of a Nahnmwarki born during his reign; the phrase refers to the special sanctity of such a child.

ipwihpw   1. vi. to be of mixed blood lines, to be of a mixed breed. 2. n. paternal descendant. 2. ipwihpw en mehn wai descendant of an American man.

ipwidi   1. vi. to be born. 2. n. birthday. cf. [meing] irlap.

Ipwitek   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

ipwsapahl   1. Biblical. adj. born-again as in the revival of one's personal faith or convictions. 2. Biblical. vi. to repent. 1. Irail wia souleng ipwsapahl. They are born-again Christians. 2. Kumwail ipwsapahl, pwe Kauno mwahngih luweten aramas. Repent, for God knows the weakness of people.

ir-   vi. to penetrate, to sink, to dig in. Elimoango iridi nan pwelmatak. The crab dug into the mud.

Ihr   archaic. n. November. Ihr iei sounpwong en Nopempe. Ihr is the month of November. cf. Nopempe.

ihr₁   1. ind. pron. they, plural. 2. meing. ind. pron. you. cf. kowe.

ihr₂   1. n. a string of something, as of flowers or fish. 2. vi. neut. to string, as flowers or fish. 1. I pahn ihr ah ke pahn sei. I'll do the stringing and you do the paddling. ihre, vt.

ihr₃   n. border, boundary, limit. ihren sahpw land boundary.

ira   subj. pr., ind. pr. they, dual.

-ira   obj. pron. them, dual.

irail   1. subj. pron. they, plural. 2. ind. pron. they, plural.

-irail   obj. pron. them, plural.

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

irairdi   vi. to be forbidden; to be divided.

Irak   n. Iraq. [Eng.]

iralaud   n. chapter, of a book; book, of the Bible; title, in the legal code.

Iran   n. Iran. [Eng.]

iranai   vi. to pass, in a card game. [Jap. iranai]

irap   1. meing. vi. to eat meat or fish. 2. meing. n. the meat or fish part of a meal; any complement to the main course of a meal. 3. n. leaves used to line a basket before food is placed in it. irepe₂, vt. cf. sali.

iraparap   vi. to be spread, as a sheet or blanket. irepe₁, vt.

irar₁   1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, or walking stick. cf. sokon.

irar₂   n. (3sg. irarepe) upholder, support.

iraramwar   1. n. feast of public acceptance of a title; commonly used interchangeably with kapasmwar. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. 3. archaic. n. feast given annually as part of one's obligations as a holder of a prestigious title; goods or services given periodically as part of one's obligations as a holder of a prestigious title.

irareileng   1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, or walking stick. cf. sokon.

irareiso   1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. meing. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. cf. sokon.

iraslonglap   meing. vi. to be joyous or happy.

ire₁   1. n3s. information, subject; condition or state of a person or thing. 2. n. idea.

ire mehlel   n. fact.

iren ansou   n. weather, climate, condition of the times.

ire₂   n3s. section, article, border, limit.

ihre   vt. to string, as of fish, flowers, etc. see ihr₂.

ire mehlel   n. fact.

irek   n. series, line.

irekila   vi. to be lined up, to be put in order.

irekida   vi. to list, to rank, to order in succession, from last to first, or from bottom to top.

irekidi   vi. to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom. Eden koaros irekidi nan doaroapweho. Everyone's name is listed on the paper.

irekek   vt. to lean (on something). E irekek pohn tehpelo. He leaned on the table.

irekila   vi. to be lined up, to be put in order.

ihrekiso   meing. n. skin. cf. kihl₁.

irekida   vi. to list, to rank, to order in succession, from last to first, or from bottom to top.

irekidi   vi. to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom. Eden koaros irekidi nan doaroapweho. Everyone's name is listed on the paper.

irekidien peneinei   n. lineage, ancestry, geneology. Kitiail anahne ese irekidien atail peneinei. We need to know our family lineage.

irekdien kadaudok   Biblical. n. geneology.

iremwell   1. meing. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, pining for home. 2. meing. n. homesickness.

iren ansou   n. weather, climate, condition of the times.

iren sehd   n. sea level.

irenlie   vt. to monitor the condition of someone or something.

irepe₁   vt. to spread, as a sheet or blanket; to drape, as with a sheet or blanket.

irepe₂   meing. vt. to eat meat or fish along with some carbohydrate souce. irap, vi. cf. selie.

irepe₃   n3s. limit, border, boundary. Irepen ohl mwahu lih suwed. The limit of a good man is a bad woman. (Proverb).

irepen sehd   n. horizon at sea.

irepeseng   vt. to separate.

irere   vt. to support.

irere mahr   n. to add breadfruit to a pit of preserved breadfruit. Ohlo irere ah mahro. The man added breadfruit to his pit of preserved breadfruit.

irese   meing. vt. to bite. cf. ngalis, ke₂.

irehdi   vt. to forbid; to delimit. irairdi, vi.

iretik   n. detail; item.

iretikitik   n. detail; verse of the Bible.

irine   vi. to wipe one's feet after having washed them, typically done before entering a house.

irip   vt. to fan. irihr, vi. cf. [meing] einiarih.

iripek   vi. to blow; to fan.

iripoas, also irpoas.   1. vi. a preliminary traditional dance preceded by a ritual performed by a sounwinahni to make the performers attractive and pleasing to watch. 2. n. the name of this dance: a final dress rehearsal before a public performance. 1. Re iripoasier? Have they performed the preliminary dance? 2. Iripoas pahn wiawi rahn wet. The prelminary dance will take place today.

irihr   vi. to fan. irip, vt.

irihrla   vi. to be erased. iris, vt.

iris   vt. to rub; to erase. irihrla, irisek, vi.

irisek   vi. to be rubbed. iris, vt.

iroir   1. vi. to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance. 2. adj. positioned to have a beautiful view. 3. n. a beautiful view. irong, vt.

iroirepein   1. vi. to despise a man because he is not worthy of being considered a man. 2. n. the act of despising a man for such a reason.

irong   vt. to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance. iroir, vi.

irlap   meing. n. birthday. cf. ipwidi.

irlapiso   meing. n. fan. cf. tehnihr.

irlapidi, also irlap.   meing. vi. to be born. Mwohnsapw ihrlapidi Suhn 12, 1945. His highness was born on June 12, 1945. cf. ipwidi.

irmekla   vi. to catch on, to become popular. Lih rausis irmekla rehn mehn Pohnpei. Women wearing pants has caught on among Pohnpeians.

ihrmwell   1. meing. vi. to be worried, to be concerned. 2. adj. worrisome. 3. n. worry, anxiety, anguish. ihrmwelle, vt. cf. pwunod.

irpoas, also iripoas.   1. vi. a preliminary traditional dance preceded by a ritual performed by a sounwinahni to make the performers attractive and pleasing to watch. 2. n. the name of this dance: a final dress rehearsal before a public performance. 1. Re irpaosier? Have they performed the preliminary dance? 2. Irpoas pahn wiawi rahn wet. The prelminary dance will take place today.

ihrpweilap   meing. n. traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap. cf. pweinen isek, pinepen isek.

irtik, also ertik.   n. erudition, learning.

irtol   1. vi. to masturbate, of women. 2. n. female masturbation.

is   vi. to be burned off. Pwihko pahn is. The bristles of the pig will be burned off.

isida   vi. to be burned, to be lit, to be set fire to.

ihs₁   interr. who, whoever. Ihs ohlo? Who is that man? Walahng ihs me men ale. Carry it to whomever wants it.

ihs₂   n. yeast; the alcoholic beverage prepared from yeast. [Eng.]

isais   n. tribute, reward; payment; fee; gift; tax. ise, vt.

isaisen nahken sent, also isennahk.   n. interest. Kin mie isaisen nahken sent pangk. There is interest on saving accounts in a bank.

isaniki, also insaniki.   vt. to take prompt action on something because the opportunity is right, to take advantage of a situation or an opportunity.

isar   1. meing. adj. fortunate, wealthy, happy. 2. meing. n. fortune, wealth, affluence, happiness, grace. cf. paii.

ise   vt. to pay tribute, to repay a service or good deed, to pay for something, as rent. isais, vi.

isepe   n3s. cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.

isek   archaic. n. water container. cf. [meing] pweirek.

-isek   ten.

isennahk   n. interest.

isenpwel, also isensapw.   n. tribute for leased land.

isensapw, also isenpwel.   n. tribute for leased land.

isepe   n3s. cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.

iserensapw   n. well-cultivated land with a variety of crops.

isi-   seven...

isiakan   num. seventy. see ehk₁.

isiel   num. seven. see el₂.

isika   num. seven. see ka₂.

isikap   num. seven. see kap.

isikis   num. seven. see kis₁.

isilep   num. seven. see lep.

isimen   num. seven. see men₃.

isimwodol   num. seven. see mwodol.

isimwut   num. seven. see mwut₂.

isingoul   num. seventy. see ngoul.

isipa   num. seven. see pa₃.

isipak   num. seven. see pak₁.

isipali   num. seven. see pali₁.

isipar   num. seven. see par₂.

isipit   num. seven. see pit₂.

isipoar   num. seven. see poar₁.

isipwong   num. seven. see pwong.

isipwoat   num. seven. see pwoat.

isipwuloi   num. seven. see pwuloi.

isira   num. seven. see ra.

isihsek   num. seventy. see eisek.

isisel   num. seven. see sel₂.

isisou   num. seven. see sou₄.

isisop   num. seven. see sop₂.

isidip   num. seven. see dip.

isidun   num. seven. see dun.

isite   num. seven. see te.

isitumw   num. seven. see tumw₁.

isiwel   num. seven. see wel₂.

isuh   num. seven. see -u.

isuhmw   num. seven. see umw₂.

isih   vt. to hiss at.

isiakan   num. seventy. see ehk₁.

isiel   num. seven. see el₂.

isihi   num. seven. see ih₃.

isik   vt. to burn, to light, to set fire to, to burn off feathers or hair. isida, isihs, mwasik, is, vi.

isikala   vt. to burn something; to propitiate a spirit.

isika   num. seven. see ka₂.

isikap   num. seven. see kap.

isikin   num. seven. see kin₂.

isikis   num. seven. see kis₁.

isilap   meing. n. (3sg. isilapahr) forehead; seat of traditional authority. cf. tahmw.

isilep   num. seven. see lep.

isilik   num. seven billion.

isilopw   num. seven hundred thousand.

isimen   num. seven. see men₃.

isimome   1. n. a game involving bouncing a ball between the player's legs, usually played by girls. 2. vi. to play the game. 1. En serepein mwadong isimome. Isimome is a girls' game. 2. Kumwail isimome. You play isimome. [Jap. ichimonme]

isimwas   1. n. feast given upon completion of a new feasthouse. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. isimwese, vt.

isimweimwei   1. vi. to mark the skin with a burning stick. 2. n. a mark on the skin of this type.

isimwese   vt. to prepare a feast for a new feasthouse or house. I pahn isimwese ihmwo. I am going to prepare a feast for the completion of that house. isimwas, vi.

isimwodol   num. seven. see mwodol.

isimwut   num. seven. see mwut₂.

isinen   num. seventy thousand.

isinge, also ihsnge.   interr. who, plural.

isingen   1. adj. irritant, causing anger. 2. n. irritation. isingene, vt.

isingene   vt. to irritate someone. isingen, adj.

isingoul   num. seventy. see ngoul.

Ihsip, also Ekipten.   n. Egypt. [Eng.]

isipa   num. seven. see pa₃.

Isipahu   1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw. 2. vi. to hold this title.

isipak   num. seven. see pak₁.

isipal   1. archaic. n. the exchange or swapping of spouses. 2. vi. to practice the exchange or swapping of spouses. 1. Isipal kin kak wiawi mahso. Spouse swapping was possible a long time ago.

isipali   num. seven. see pali₁.

isipangpiri   n. last player in a marbles game. [Jap. ichiban biri]

isipar   num. seven. see par₂.

isipit   num. seven. see pit₂.

isipoar   num. seven. see poar₁.

isipwong   num. seven. see pwong.

isipwoat   num. seven. see pwoat.

isipwuloi   num. seven. see pwuloi.

isira   num. seven. see ra.

isirar   num. seven million.

isihs   1. vi. to burn off; to kill a tree by burning the bark off its base so that it may be used as a trellis for yam plants. 2. n. bonfire; forest fire; burning landscape; burned over area. isik, vt.

isihsek   num. seventy. see eisek.

isisel   num. seven. see sel₂.

isisou   num. seven. see sou₄.

isisop   num. seven. see sop₂.

isisu   num. seven. see su.

isida   vi. to be burned, to be lit, to be set fire to. isik, vt.

isidip   num. seven. see dip.

isidun   num. seven. see dun.

isite   num. seven. see te.

isitumw   num. seven. see tumw₁.

isiwel   num. seven. see wel₂.

Iso   n. a term of address to titled people in the Nahnken line. Iso Nahnken pahn sapahl lakapw. Iso Nahnken will return tomorrow.

Isoeni   n. the honorific title of Nahnku, the Nahnken of Kitti; also the honorific title for Kaimw Sapwasapw, the Wasahi of Sokehs.

isou   n. Alexandrian laurel, Calophyllum inophyllum, a tree sp. with hard wood that is suitable for lumber and the manufacture of furniture, sap used for glue.

Isokelekel, also Isohkelekel.   n. The son of Luhk Nahnsapwe, the thunder god, who conquered Nan Madol and established the Nahnmwarki system on Pohnpei.

Isohkelekel   n. see Isokelekel.

Isohko   Your highness, when addressing a Nahnken. Isohko, komw mwahngiher dahme wiawi. Your highness, you already know what happened.

isol   1. vi. to go without food, or without feasting; to do without; to be without a mate. 2. n. yam season: scarcity, famine. cf. [meing] pwukemenpwel.

Isohlap   n. a title.

Isohn Enimwahn   n. the ruling subclan of the Dipwinpahnmei clan in Madolenihmw.

Isohn Kitti, also Soun Kitti.   n. the ruling subclan of the Dipwinmen in central Kitti prior to the unification wars of the late eighteenth century.

Isohpahu, also Ninikapw.   n. the name a traditional spirit, known for having travelled to Sapwuahfik.

Isosauri   n. a fabled warrior of Kitti who defeated a force from Madolenihmw in the eighteenth century.

isuh   num. seven. see -u.

isuhmw   num. seven. see umw₂.

ihsnge, also isinge.   interr. who, plural.

Israel, also Isrehl.   n. Israel. [Eng.]

Isrehl   n. see Israel.

issih   vt. to hiss, as when making a sharp sibilant sound.

issohping   n. soy sauce bottle, with a capacity of 1.8 liters, previously used a unit of measure for kerosene. [Jap. isshyō bin]

id₁   vi. neut. to make a fire using a fire plow, done by rubbing a stick in a trough of wood. iding₂, vt.

id₂   vi. to rise, of the tide.

id₃   1. vi. to reach the end or limit; to start to rise, of the tide. 2. n. (3sg. idi) the end or limit of something. 2. Alu nan ahlo lel ni idi. Walk on the trail until its end.

id₄   meing. vi. to be satisfied; to be full, of food; to reach a climax. Mwohnsapwoko idier. Mwohnsapwoko is full. cf. med.

id-   vi. to point. E idila peilongo. He pointed inland. idih, vt.

ihd₁, also uhd.   vt. to take one's turn to.

ihd₂   n. tree sp., Guettarda speciosa, commonly found on atolls and used in the manufacture of outrigger struts.

ihd₃, also idip.   vt. to draw or fetch water. I ihd nimat pihl. I'll draw our water.

ihd₄   archaic. n. salt water eel, a generic term.

ida   n. stem of the ivory nut palm, the portion before the fronds emerge;.

idaid   vi. to be under pressure, to be mashed. idang, vt.

ihdak   vi. to drive fish into a net.

idamah   meing. adj. brave, courageous, fierce. cf. kommwad.

idan   vt. to transport in a vehicle. I pahn idan irail, pwe sohte wararail. I will transport them, for they have no means of transportation. peidaid, vi.

idahnwel   n. rattan, Flagellaria indica and Cyrtandra urvillei.

idang   vt. to apply pressure to, to mash, to compact, to crash. idaid, vi.

idaduwe   adv. thus, in like manner. Serio rahn mwahwih ohl; idaduwe ohlo pil rahn mwahwih. The child greeted the man; in like manner the man also greeted him.

idawarih   meing. vt. to say, to mention, to state. cf. nda, koasoaia.

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

ideidamah   1. adj. steadfast. 2. vi. to take a firm stand. 1. E me ideidamah. He is steadfast.

idek   vi. to inquire, to ask, to check, to question. cf. [meing] keinemwe, keidek.

idemei   vi. neut. to turn a canoe in the direction of the outrigger, when paddling.

Ihden   Biblical. n. Eden. Mwetiwel en Ihden Garden of Eden. [Eng.]

idene   n. a feast before taking a trip.

idengek   vi. to lean; to recline, of animate beings. idengengki, vt. cf. [meing] rekeileng.

idengengki   vt. to lean against. idengek, vi. cf. [meing] rekeilenge.

Idehd   n. the islet within Nan Madol where offerings were made to Nahn Samwohl, the sacred eel.

idi   n3s. end, limit, boundary. Ih idi wasa re lelo. That is the limit of where they reached.

kaididi   vt. to delimit.

idih   vt. to point at. id-, vi.

idihada   vt. to point out, to identify; to appoint.

idilepeh   meing. vt. to tighten a knot; to affirm. cf. salihpene.

iding₁   vt. to grate; to force; to compel, to persuade, to coerce. E idingehng liho en sain. He forced the woman to sign. idihd₁, vi.

iding₂   vt. to rub something to make a fire by friction. I pahn iding topwuko ngalangalo pwe I en sounda kisiniei. I will rub the dried piece of topwuk (Premna gaudichaudii) so I can start a fire. id₁, vi.

idingehng   vt. to force someone to do something. idihdieng, vi.

idip, also ihd₃.   vt. to draw or fetch water. idipil, vi.

idipe   n3s. an implement for drawing water.

idipek   adj. strong, capable of moving steadily and with force; aggressive; intensive. En ohlo wiesapwasapw me idipek. The man's cultivation of his land is moving ahead steadily.

idipil   vi. to draw or fetch water. idip, vt.

idihd₁   1. vi. neut. to grate, as taro. 2. n. grated taro, yam, or banana mixed with coconut milk and wrapped in leaves. 3. adj. compulsory. iding₁, vt.

idihd₂   1. n. the third feast of the yam season, involving the offering of cooked grated yam mixed with coconut milk, usually in August or September. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

idihd en kehp   n. cooked grated yam mixed with coconut milk.

idihdieng   vi. to be forced to do something. E idihdieng en sain kisin likouo. He was forced to sign the letter. idingehng, vt.

idihdin uht   n. a dish, made of grated bananas and coconut cream which may be either baked or boiled; inahsio is commonly used for this dish.

idihdida   vi. to be pointed out, to be identified; to be appointed; to be selected, to be chosen. idihada, vt.

ido   n. well₁. [Jap. ido]

iddai   interj. Ouch! [Jap. itai]

it   adj. stuffed; too tight, as of clothing.

itait   adj. limited, just sufficient.

itamwahu   adj. fitting well, of clothing; satisfactory; timely.

itar   vi. to be enough, adequate, ample, sufficient.

ihte   1. interj. That's it!, That's all! 2. adv. only. 2. Ihte irail me pahn kohla. Only they will go.

iterem   vi. to clean crabs in preparation for eating them.

itiek   vi. to bend, to droop.

itiekidi   vi. to stoop down, to bow.

itik   vt. to shake. itiht, vi.

ihtik   vi. to begin to rise, of the tide. Uho pahn ihtik kuloak ehu. The tide will begin to rise at one o'clock.

itikek   adj. shaky, wobbly.

itipe   1. vi. to shake hands. 2. n. handshake.

itiht   vi. to be shaken. itik, vt.

itoit   1. vi. to be forceful. 2. n. force, duress. iton, vt.

itoitehng, also itoitieng.     vi. to be forced or coerced. E itoitieng en doadoahk He was forced to work.

itoitieng   vi. see itoitehng. E itoitieng en doadoahk He was forced to work.

iton   vt. to force. itoit, vi.

itpene   1. vi. to be pressed together; to feel pressure in the back from lifting a heavy load;. 2. n. back pressure.

iwihwi   n. general term for a number of species of surgeon fishes, normally found on the barrier reef.

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