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Updated: 11/4/2017       

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ka₁, also aka₁, kat, akat.   dem. mod. these, by me.

ka₂   num. cl. used in counting rows or lines of things. kahngen nih weneka six rows of coconut palms.

ka₃   interj. Wow! I'm impressed!

ka-   verb. pref. causative prefix, also used in forming ordinal numerals. mwenge eat, mehla die, kamehla kill; kamwenge feed; mehla die, kamehla kill; mwenge eat, kamwenge feed; pahieu four, kapahieu fourth; pweipwei stupid, kapweipwei cuckold.

kah-   n. row, group, always appears with the construct suffix. Sohpo pahn kohla kahn dekehn pali pah. The ship is going to the southern island group. Mie kahn nih riau. There are two rows of coconut trees.

kai-   vt. to move something a short distance. Kaido dahlen. Move the dish toward me. kei-, vi.

kaiahn   1. vi. to train, to instruct, to exercise, to drill. 2. n. training, instruction, exercise, drill. kaiahne, vt.

kaiahne   vt. see kaiahn.

kaiasada   vt. to resuscitate, to raise.

kahiep   vi. to be unburdened or empty-handed; to travel without provisions; to be unarmed, to have no weapon.

kaiedi, also kaidi.   vt. to lower, to decrease. Kaiedi ngileng kesengen. Lower the volume of the music.

kaiot   meing. n. chin. cf. kaikai.

kaik, also saik₂.   neg. not yet. E kaik kohdo. He hasn't yet come.

kaikai   n3s. chin. cf. [meing] pahsore, kaiot.

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

kaikinte, also saikinte.   neg. not yet.

kaiko   1. n. guard, sentry. 2. vi. to guard.

kaile-, also ile-.   vi. location some distance in relation to (somewhere or something). Ihmwo mi kailedo sang pillapo. The house is located this side of the river. E mi kailalaho. She is over there.

kailehda   vt. to elevate, to raise.

kailikpe, also keilikpe.   n. external boundary, surroundings.

kailok   n. hatred; grudge; prejudice.

kailongki   vt. to hate or dislike, of people.

kaimana, also kundihna.   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw.

Kaimw Sapwasapw   n. the holder of the paramount title of Wasai Sokehs who simultanously ruled as Lepen Nett from 1867 to 1874.

kaimwsakala   vt. to complete, as of a task, to conclude. Kitail anahne kaimwsakala atail doadoahk. We need to complete our work. keimsekla, vi.

kain   n. kind, sort, type, typically with a negative connotation when used with reference to people. [Eng.]

kainangih, also keinangih.   vt. to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire. kaineng, adj.

kainen   vi. neut. to straighten; to inventory; to defecate. kainene, vt.

kainen mwenge   1. polite. vi. to defecate. 2. n. feces. cf. [meing] loakewel.

kainen pihl   1. polite. vi. to urinate. 2. n. urine. cf. [meing] koamwosod.

kainen pwuhk   1. vi. to do bookkeeping. 2. n. bookeeping, accounting, reconciliation of an account.

kainene   vt. to straighten; to inventory; to aim. kainen, vi.

kaineng   adj. motivational, inspirational, sexy. kainangih, keinangih, vt.

kainihneng   adj. lusty, craving something.

kaingihng   vt. to lay (something) on its side; to tilt. I pahn kaingihngala serio. I will lay the child on her side.

kaingun   n. navy. [Jap. kaigun]

kaipw₁   meing. n. the lower half of the human body. cf. kapihe.

kaipw₂   vt. to call on the Great Spirit (Enihlap) to descend upon a person or people, literally asking for his/her/their rebirth. I kaipw Enihlap pohn Erekiso. I beseech the Great Spirit to descend upon his highness.

kaipwaipw   1. vi. to cause a spirit to manifest itself in someone. 2. n. manifestation of the spirit.

kaipwarak, also kaipwerek.   vi. to ornament; to groom. kaipwarakih, vt.

kaipwarakih, also kaipwerekih.   vt. to ornament; to groom. kaipwarak, vi.

kaipwerek, also kaipwarak.   vi. to ornament; to groom. kaipwerekih, vt.

kaipwerekih, also kaipwarakih.   vt. to ornament; to groom. kaipwerek, vi.

kaipwiong   vt. to impregnate.

kaipwihdi   vt. to give birth. see kaipwidi.

kair   n. news; announcement.

kairakala   vt. to do x times in a row.

kairakidi   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.

kairala   vt. to stop something from continuing, to conclude, to put an end to. E kairala aht koasoai. He stopped our talk. Kitail kairala atail mihting. Let’s conclude our meeting.

kairada   vt. to nurture; to raise children, to provide guidance for children; to develop or adopt habits or ideas from. Seri kau keirida Pohnpei. The children were raised on Pohnpei.

kairehki   vt. to inform, to notify.

kairoir   1. vi. to have a view looking down. 2. n. vision; view, sight.

kairong   polite. vt. to observe, to watch, to view. Luhk kairong dahme wiewiawi. Luhk observed what was happening.

kairu   n. toad, frog. [Jap. kaeru]

kaisa   n. company, corporation, group. [Jap. kaisha]

Kaiser   Biblical. n. Caesar. [Ger. Kaiser]

kaisihsol, also kaisol.   vi. to fast₁ or abstain from food, voluntarily or under command from a superior. kaisihsolih, vt.

kaisihsolih   vt. see kaisihsol.

kaisol, also kaisihsol.   vi. to fast₁ or abstain from food, voluntarily or under command from a superior.

kaid   n. kite. [Eng.]

kaidaid   n. the long strips of wood located on both sides of the hull of a canoe that serve as splash guards.

kaidehkin   neg. see kaidehn.

kaidehn, also kaidehkin.   neg. not; used to negate equational sentences. Kaidehn ih mehn Ruk. He's not a Chuukese.

kaidehn mehn mwamwahl   interj. That is impressive! It is not insignificant.

kaidehn mwamwahl   interj. That is impressive!

kaidi, also kaiedi.   vt. to lower, to decrease. Kaidi ngilemwen. Lower you voice.

kaidih   vt. to wait for high tide.

kaidisol, also keidisol.   1. n. the last feast of the yam season, usually occuring in April or June, in which uncooked clusters of kehp toantoal are used as tribute. 2. vi. to end the yam season; to prepare that feast.

kaididi   vt. to delimit.

kait   n. a yam cultivar.

kaitar   vt. to provide whatever is missing until a need is satisfied; to improve.

kaitiek, also keitiek.   vt. to cause another to hang his/her head in shame or embarrasment; to degrade someone, to put someone down.

kaitin kehpindol   n. a yam cultivar.

kaitin pohnpei   n. a yam cultivar.

kaiwek   n. fish sp.

kaokehda   vt. to start a fire with something. I pahn kaokehda pohndal. I'm going to start a fire with coconut husks.

kaonopada   vt. to prepare.

kaondenkomwe   vt. to resist, to rebel. Sohte me kak kaondenkomwe poahngok. No one can resist an ultimatum from the Nahnmwarki.

kau₁   vt. to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw. kokou₁, vi. cf. [meing] kourek.

kau₂, also akau.   dem. mod. those, away from you and me.

kau₃   n. harmful magic, sorcery which left untreated causes death.

kau₄   vt. to drink directly from a container.

kahu   n. (3sg. kahwe) buttocks; bottom. cf. [meing] pwalek.

kauenioas   n. a medicinal plant.

kaukaule   adv. continuously, repeatedly. Ohlo kin sarawi kaukaule. That man goes to church all the time.

kaukehong   vi. to harden, to lend more force to.

kahukihla   vt. to swear by.

kahula   vi. to take an oath.

kahula likamw   n. perjury.

kaulim   1. vi. to be dissatisfied, querulous, or always complaining; to be critical,. 2. n. dissatisfaction, criticism. 1. Re kaulim pwe re kin doadoahk sohte koammoal. They are dissatisfied because they worked without rest. 2. Re sohte kasalehda arail kaulim pwe re mahk. They did not reveal their dissatifaction because they were being polite. kaulime, vt.

kaulime   vt. to complain about, to criticize. kaulim, vi.

kaun   1. n. ruler, boss, leader, director, head. 2. vt. to rule, to boss, to lead, to direct, to head.

Kaun   Biblical. n. Lord.

Kauna, also Kohna.   n. said to be one of the four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past.

Kaunen Kousapw, also Soumas en Kousapw.   n. chief of a section (kousapw).

kaunehdi, also kawenehdi.   vt. to lay someone or something down; to change the position of something from vertical to horizontal.

Kauno   Biblical. n. God.

kaunop-, also kaonop-.   vt. to prepare; to warn. Kitail kaunopada mwenge! Let's prepare the food!

kaonopada   vt. to prepare.

kaunsakala   vt. to finish, to accomplish, to complete.

kaup   vt. to peel, as a banana. kokoup, vi.

kaupe   n3s. disadvantage; cause of ruin.

kaupeh   meing. vt. to wake (someone) up. cf. pangin.

kaupuhpdi   vt. to cover, as with a sheet.

kaurakih, also kaureke.   meing. vt. to drink directly from a container. cf. kawada.

kaurapene   vt. to unite, to combine. Mie a koahiek en kaurapene pali riau? Does he have the ability to unite the two sides?

kaureke, also kaurakih.   meing. vt. to drink directly from a container. cf. kau₁.

kaurere   vt. to sprinkle water, as on clothing prior to ironing.

kaururi   archaic. n3s. mouth.

kaus   vt. see kausada.

kausada   vt. to eject, to banish, to cast out, to throw out.

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

kausekeseke   vt. to wetten, as when pouring water on something.

kaud   sent. adv. Right?; Isn't it true? Kaud ih me nda? Isn't it true that he said it?

kauhdi   vt. to stop, to hinder.

kaudiahl   vi. to cause to have a vision. E kaudiahl ohlo. He caused that man have a vision.

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

kaudok   1. vi. to worship, to pray. 2. n. worship, religion, prayer. kaudoke, vt.

kaudokado   vi. to cast a spell.

kaudoke   meing. vt. to worship, to adore; to be specifically directed to, as of a message. Kitail pahn kaudoke Enihlap. We will worship Enihlap. Ileko kaudoke soumas en kousapw. That message was specifically directed to the head of the village. kaudok, vi. cf. pwongih.

kauduhd   meing. n. gossip, rumor. cf. rongapar.

kauteke   meing. vt. to inquire, to question; to judge, to interrogate. cf. [meing] kadeik.

kautih   1. adj. concerned. 2. vt. to precribe medicine, said of a sounwini.

kautoke   meing. vt. to drink. cf. nim.

kautohr   meing. vi. to be alone. cf. kelehpw.

kauwe   vt. to criticize. Soulik kauwe arail doadoahko. Soulik criticized their work.

kauwehdi   vt. to double-cross one member of a married couple, as a consequence of participation in an extra-marital affair, to cheat on one's spouse.

kak   vt. to be able to, can. Ke kak uhda? Can you stand up?

kakete   vi. to be possible. Kumwa kakete iang pilipilda. It is possible both of you might be selected.

kahk₁   vi. to step.

kahk₂   1. n. riddle. 2. vi. to ask a riddle.

kahka   1. adj. desiring peace and quiet while under the influence of kava. 2. vi. to show respect, to honor.

kakau   n. cacao, Theobroma cacao. [Eng.]

kakahnseli, also kakahngseli.   vt. to make a round of visits. Ohlo kakahnseli sampei kan. The man was visiting the various islands.

kakahngseli   vt. see kakahnseli.

kahkahre   vt. to tempt; to seduce;. Liho kahkahre ohlo. The woman tempted that man.

kahke   n. bird sp., fairy tern, Gygous alba.

kakehla, also kakehlaka.   vt. to strengthen, to heal, to encourage; to confirm. Ke kin kakehla ahi lamalam. You strengthen my will.

kakehlahda   vt. to cause a sick person to recover.

kakehlail   1. vi. to be strengthened; to get encouragement. 2. n. confirmation (the rite administered in church). kakehlailih, vt.

kakehlailih   vt. to strengthen, to encourage; to confirm, as in the confirmation rite in the church. kakehlail, vi.

kakehlaka, also kakehla.   vt. to strengthen, to heal, to encourage; to confirm.

kakehlahda   vt. to cause a sick person to recover.

kaker   1. vi. to cause a liquid to flow into a container, as when one directs the flow of water from a spring into a bucket. 2. meing. vi. to consume kava. 2. Komw kaker pwohng? Did you have kava last night? kakere, vt. cf. kangsakau.

kaker pwudou   vi. to workout (physical exercise), to engage in a labor intensive activity; to use a sauna.

kakere   vt. see kaker.

kakerepil   n. fish sp., an immature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.

kakerepwel   meing. n. nullification. cf. kasohr.

kakerepwelihala   meing. vt. to nullify, to ignore. cf. kasohrehla.

kakerehdi   vt. to spill, of a liquid; to shed, of tears.

kakete   vi. to be possible. Kumwa kakete iang pilipilda. It is possible both of you might be selected.

kahki, also pohkahki.   adj. khaki, tan. [Eng.]

kakil   vt. to stare at. pekekil, vi. cf. [meing] koumoale.

kakiles   n. sp. of large black ant.

kakilit   meing. vi. to be itchy. cf. kapwudong.

kakipwel   n. (3sg. kakipweli) banana flower.

kakihr   vt. to submerge; to strip off clothing; to unsheathe a knife or hidden weapon; to slide, as on a cable; to tight-line fish.

kahkirek   n. tree sp.

kakihruhkala   Biblical. vi. to be overwhelmed.

kakommoale, also kommoale.   vt. to make one rest. kommoal, vi.

kakon en neh   n3s. ankle.

kakon en peh   n3s. wrist.

kakon medek, also koakon medek.   n. arthritic joint pain, commonly associated with lower than normal temperatures.

kakone   vt. to arrange, to assemble, to put together; to start a rumor.

kakonepene   vt. to reassemble; to fit together.

kakos   adj. oppressive, given to bending others to one's will. Saudeleur me kakos. Saudeleur was oppressive. kakose, vt.

kakose   vt. to bend, to bend to one's will; to restrict, to imprison. Liho kakose nah serepeino. That woman restricted her daughter. kakos, vi.

kakuhrekpene   vi. to be joined together. Pwihn riawo kakuhrekpene wiahda ehute. Those two groups were joined together to become just one.

kakus   vt. to spray, to cause to flow; to drain. kokus, vi.

kakudai   n. marching band. [Jap. gakutai : band]

kakko   adj. putting on airs, showing off. [Jap. kakkō : form, appearance]

kala₁   adj. boastful, pompous, pretentious, conceited. cf. [meing] pohnlangile.

kala₂   n. collar. [Eng.]

kalaimwun   1. adj. large. 2. n. (3sg. kalaimwuni) magnitude.

kalaidong   n. a variety of rahmedel, a kava cultivar, distinguished by the abscence of spots on its stems.

kalau   vt. to cool.

kalauala, also kalaudi.   vt. to ease the tension of something.

kalaude   vt. to increase, to enlarge.

kalaudehieng   vt. to increase the volume of.

kalaudepe   n. increment, supplement.

kalaudi, also kalauala.   vt. to ease the tension of something.

kalak   n. tree sp., Palaquium karrak.

kalahki   vt. to be proud of.

kahlahl   n. enclosure.

kalamwih   vt. to trigger a fear of ghosts or of the dead. kelemw, adj.

kalamwur   vt. to water, to cool with water. kelemwur, vi.

kalahngan   1. adj. generous, merciful. 2. n. kindness, generosity, mercy. 3. interj. thank you. cf. [meing] sapekenko.

kalahngan en komwi   interj. thank you (to one person), often shortened to kalahngan.

kalangilangih   meing. vt. to convey a title to. cf. kamware.

kalangk sahpw   vi. to overuse land suitable for yam cultivation.

kalanglik   1. meing. adj. generous. 2. meing. n. (3sg. kalangliki) generosity, as in being generous toward neighboring chiefdoms.

kalahp   n. Pacific greenback turtle, Chelonia mydas.

kahlap   1. n. (3sg. kahlepe) original; main part. 2. meing. n. (3sg. kahlapahr) body, of a person; a visiting dignitary who, for ceremonial purposes, who is treated as having a rank equivalent to that of a Nahnmwarki. 3. adj. grand, as for a grandparent. 3. nohno kahlap grandmother 3. pahpa kahlap grandfather.

kalapada   adj. having thin legs and a large torso.

kalapw   adv. frequently. E kin kalapw seiloak. He frequently travels.

kalapwuk   meing. vi. to be alone. E kalapwuk. He is alone. cf. kelehpw.

kalapwur   vt. to scrape.

kalapwuhs   n. jail, prison; prisoner. [Eng. calaboose < Spa. calabozo : dungeon]

kalahd   meing. n. disdain; filth.

kaladahn, also akadahn, lakadahn.   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, prized for its delicious taste, Musa acuminata. [Tag. lakatan]

kalahdiki   meing. vt. to disdain; to hate; to dislike. cf. sautiki, suwediki.

kalawahla   vt. to scare away, to frighten.

kalawahda   vt. to scare off.

kale, also kaleke.   sent. adv. don't ever. Kale ke tangasangie. Don't ever run away from me.

kalei, also kalekei.   polite. vt. excuse me, look out. Kalei komwi mahs. Please excuse me (upon passing in front of another).

kaleu, also kalo.   n. (3sg. kalewe) root.

kalehk   vi. to fast₁ or abstain from food. kalehki, vt.

kahlek   1. vi. to dance. 2. n. a dance.

kahlek pwoaloapwoal   1. n. a Western style dance. 2. vi. to dance in this manner.

kaleke, also kale.   sent. adv. don't ever. Kaleke ke de manokeiehla. Don't ever forget me.

kalekei, also kalei.   polite. vt. excuse me, look out. Kalekeikumwail. Look out (when something or someone is moving by)! Kalekeiuk. Please excuse me (upon passing in front of another).

kalehki, also kalehk.   vt. to fast₁ or abstain from food.

kalel   n. concubine.

kalele   vt. to inform. Ke kalele ohlo dahme pahn wiawi? Did you inform the man what will take place?

kahlemengih, also kahlimangih.   vt. to follow in the footsteps of, to set an example for. Seri kin kahlemengih me mah. Children often follow in the footsteps of their elders.

kalemwei   n. shellfish, Turbo petholatus, found in fresh-water.

kalender   n. calendar. [Eng.]

kahlep   n. corpse.

kalesih   vt. to humiliate. Liho kalesih ohlo. The woman humiliated that man.

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

Kalewen Mein Mesihsou   n. a subclan of the Lipitahn.

kalewiala   vt. to finish cooking food not done.

kaliahdekih   vt. to cause to recoil.

kaliat   1. meing. n. the act of scratching one's body. 2. meing. vi. to be scratching. kaliete, vt. cf. kerupwud.

kaliete   meing. vt. to scratch, as when itching. kaliat, vi. cf. karupwude.

kalikala   vt. to surpass, to outdo, to exceed.

kalikasang   vt. to wean; to train someone not to do something.

kalikawih, also kelikawih.   vt. to dress someone.

kalikedi   vt. to prohibit, to prevent.

kalikou   n. hymen.

kahlimangih, also kahlemengih.   vt. to follow in the footsteps of, to set an example for.

kahlimeng   n. a model for behavior. Met wia mehn kahlimeng. This will make model for behavior.

kahlimengipe   n3s. example, model for behavior. Kahlimengipen ohlo ie kitail. We are the ones who follow his example.

kalimwed, also kelimwed.   n. bird sp., island swiftlet, Aerodramus vanikorensis.

kalingan   n. glory; beauty.

kalingana, also kelingana.   vt. to beautify, to embellish, to decorate; to glorify.

kalipala, also kalipe.   vt. to exhile, to banish. Mehn Sehmen kalipala mehn Sokehs ko. The Germans exiled the people of Sokehs. kalipilip, vi.

kalipe, also kalipala.   1. vt. to exhile, to banish. 2. meing. vt. to joke with, to tease. kalipilip, vi. cf. kemwene.

kalipilip   vi. to be exiled, to be banished. kalipe, vt.

Kalipohnia   n. California. [Eng.]

kahlipw   n. pit into which breadfruit are placed in the making of preserved breadfruit.

kalipwelipwe   vt. to wound, to injure; to repeat.

kalisahkih, also kelisahkih.   vt. to toss with a sidearm motion, to swing someone on a swing.

kalidoarih   vt. to irritate, to cause anxiety. lidoar, adj.

kalidu   n. slavery.

kaliduwih   vt. to enslave. Ohlo kaliduwih nah aramas. That man enslaved his people.

kalitopw   adj. causing a feeling of intoxication, of kava, alcohol, or sex.

kalo, also kaleu.   n. (3sg. kalewe) root.

kaloiloida   vi. to be raised from birth by a human (of an orphaned animal). Nei pwihket kaloiloida. My pig was raised by a human. kaloirada, vt.

kaloiloitik   vi. to rear a child.

kaloirada   vt. to raise an orphaned animal from birth. I kaloirada nei pwihko. I raised that orphaned pig from birth. kaloiloida, vi.

kaloiridi   vt. to be with someone at the time at their death.

kalok   adj. heart-breaking.

kalohk   1. n. announcement, declaration, proclamation (all done orally). 2. vi. to announce, to declare, to proclaim.

kaloke   vt. to punish; to antagonize. kalokolok, vi.

kalokepe   n3s. penalty, punishment, fine₁.

kalohkih   vt. to announce, to declare. Ihs me kalohkih men? Who announced it?

kalokolok   1. vi. to be punished. 2. n. punishment. kaloke, vt.

kalohmwat   vt. to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct.

kalohmwetidi   vt. to pacify someone who is angry; to inhibit or slow down an activity.

kalon   n. gallon. [Eng.]

kalopo   n. plant sp., Calopogonium mucunoides.

kalohpwuala, also kalopwuehla.   vt. to crucify.

kalopwuehla, also kalohpwuala.   vt. to crucify.

kalowehdi, also powehdi.   vt. to conquer; to overcome, to overwhelm.

kaloaloahla   vt. to deepen.

kahlu   1. n. a marching dance, procession, parade. 2. vi. to perform a marching dance; to go in a procession, to parade.

kaluhlu   1. meing. vi. to vomit. 2. meing. n. vomit. cf. mmwus.

kalupwur   vt. to scrape the surface of something. kelupwulupw, vi.

kalus   vt. to promote someone's status above another's. Mwohnsapw kalus Dauk pohn Wasahi. Mwohnsapw promoted Dauk over Wasahi.

kaluhs, also koluhs.   adj. wasteful. [luhs <Eng. lose] kaluhsih, vt.

kalusala   vt. to complete, to conclude.

kalusasang   vt. to take off, to remove, as a covering.

kalusada   vt. to surprise, to shock. Mwein kitail kalusada ohlo, pwe e sohte kasik me kitail pahn kemedipwe. Maybe we shocked the man, for he did not expect us to honor him with a feast.

kaluhsih   vt. to defeat; to waste. [luhs <Eng. lose] kaluhs, vi.

kalusiamala, also kalusiamahla.   vt. to hang, as at an execution. Ekei wehi kin kalusiamala aramas me dipekihda dipen kamaramas. Some countries hang people who are convicted of murder.

kalusiamahla   vt. see kalusiamala.

kahluwa   vt. to lead, to guide.

kaluwanda   vt. to remove some part of something so that it is no longer whole or complete.

kaluwenta   1. n. a kind of magic applied to blood from a wound, believed to cause death. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.

kahllipw, also kahnlipw.   n. a series of pits, usually of preserved breadfruit; a pool from a large abandoned pit for preserving breadfruit.

kama₁   n. Japanese style cooking pot. [Jap. kama 釜]

kama₂   n. sickle. [Jap. kama 鎌]

kama₃   n. comma. [Eng.]

kamaiawe   vt. to free; to ease pain; to relieve.

kamair   vt. to put to sleep.

kamauke   vt. to cause to cry, to cause to mourn.

kamaurada   vt. to start, of an engine.

kamakam   vi. neut. to spank or beat. keme, vt.

kamal   n. a vine sp.

kamala, also kamakamala.   vi. to be executed, to be killed: to be dropped, as a case in court. kemehla, vt.

kamalailai   vt. to calm someone. kamaleilei, vi.

kamalau   n. to thin out a crop; to practice the spacing of having children.

kamalaulau   1. vi. to be reduced in number. 2. n. reduction. kamalaulawih, vt.

kamalaulawih   vt. to reduce in number. kamalaulau, vi.

kamahlahl₁   meing. n. entertainment; serenade. cf. kemweit.

kamahlahl₂   n. echo.

kamahlahle   meing. vt. to entertain; to baby-sit; to pamper to excess. Mwohnsapw kamahlahle irail. Mwohnsapw entertained them. cf. kamwait.

kamalawa₁   vt. to add space, to thin out, to space out in time.

kamalawa₂   n. a smelly, medicinal plant.

kamaleilei   vi. to be calmed. kamalailai, vt.

kamalehd   meing. adj. comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful. Ninlimahret me kamalehd. This place (of yours) is pleasant. cf. kansenamwahu.

kamahliel   adj. glistening, blinding.

kamam, also kamem.   vt. to enjoy, of any intoxicating drink.

kahmahm   1. adj. given to denial. 2. n. denial, initial refusal out of politeness.

kamamauk   vt. to make someone cry.

kamamsakau, also kamemsakau.   adj. given to drinking kava.

kamahn rais   n. pot for cooking rice. [Jap. kama 釜]

kamana   vt. to make official, to authorize, to give official approval to, to empower. kamanaman, vi.

kamanaman   vi. to be made official, to be authorized, to be given official approval, to be empowered. Koasoandi wet alehier kamanaman sang kepina. This law received approval from the governor. kamana, vt.

kamanda , also kemenda.   vt. to tame.

kamantik   vt. to persuade cautiously; to move slowly, physically or mentally.

kamang   vt. to kill a tree, by any method.

kamangai, also kamengei₁.   vt. to make something easier, to facilitate.

kamangaila   vt. to simplify, to arrange in a simple manner, to delete some part of task.

kamangaida   vt. to request; to get, to use one's connections to obtain something that is needed. I pahn kamangaida pwihk, ah kitail koaros pahn pwainpene. I will make a pig available, and we will all chip in to pay for it.

kamangk, also kamangkpene.   vt. to squint.

kamangkpene   vt. see kamangk.

Kahmar   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

kamara   vt. to lighten a burden, either physical or mental.

kamarainih   vt. to enlighten.

kamarak   vt. to spread out. kemerek, vi.

kamaramas   vi. to commit homicide.

kamasak   vt. to scare, to intimidate, to menace.

kamasepwehk   adj. frightening, intimidating. kamasepwehkih, vt.

kamasepwehkih   vt. to frighten; to intimidate. kamasepwehk, adj.

kamasikek   adj. mean, selfish, said of a person who never uses any of his prime crops for any purpose other than his own personal consumption.

kamasriaparih   vt. to double, as roofing or paper; to make a double lining, as when sewing something.

kamadakala, also kamadakahla.   vt. to cause pain, to hurt; to cause distress. kamedek, vi.

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

kamadamad   adj. insincere in the refusal of food, as prompted by the dictates of hospitality.

kamahdied   meing. n. trust, confidence, faith, hope. Re sapwellimaniki kamahdied pohn Nahnken. He has confidence in the Nahnken. cf. koapwoaroapwoar.

kamadipw   1. vi. to feast. 2. n. traditional ceremonial feast: party. kemedipwe, vt.

kamadipw en nohpwei   n. a feast of reciprocation for the first feast of the breadfruit season.   vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en aluhmwur   1. n. feast given for people who are engaging in the practice of aluhmwur. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en iloakiloak   1. meing. n. a feast to express appreciation for a gift from another chiefdom. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Kamadipw en iloakiloak kin wiawi ni ansou me Nahnmwarki alehdi dipwisou me pekedersang kahlap en ehu wehi tohrohr. A feast of appreciation is made when a Nahnmwarki receives some high value commodities from the royalty of another chiefdom. 2. Kitail pahn kamadipw en iloakiloak? Are we going to have an appreciation feast?

kamadipw en kapel, also kapel.   1. meing. n. a welcoming feast for a Nahnmwarki, a feast for any royalty returning from a trip. 2. vi. to prepare such a feast. 1. Kamadipw en kapel kin wiawi mwurin soupeidi ah sapahl sang seiloak. A welcoming feast is customarily prepared after royalty returns from a trip. 2. Kitail pahn kamadipw en kapel ong Nahnken nan wihk kohkohdoh. We will have a welcoming feast for the Nahnken next week.

kamadipw en kemwurumwur   n. a farewell feast. cf. [meing] daurlik, kadaurlik.

kamadipw en kousapw   1. n. feast to honor the section chiefs, normally done once a year. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en komwurumwur   1. n. farewell feast; Last Supper (Biblical). 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en kopwopwoud   1. n. marriage feast. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en luhk   1. meing. n. a feast in honor of the party that brings an invitation from another chiefdom. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Kamadipw en luhk kin wiawihieng luhk me kohsang nan ehu wehi. A feast for a royal party is made for a party invited from another chiefdom.

kamadipw en maram   1. archaic. n. feast given by young people on the occasion of a full moon. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en nohpwei   1. n. a feast of reciprocation for the first feast of the breadfruit season. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en peneinei   1. n. family feast. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kamadipw en dapwehiak   1. meing. n. a feast for a royal mourning party that involves a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken from another chiefdom. 2. meing. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Kamadipw en dapwehiak kin wiawihieng soupeidi me ketdo sang nan ehu wehi pwehn mwahieiki pwoulahn ehu kahlap. The feast for the royal mourning party is made for the royalty of another chiefdom who are on hand to mourn the death of a member of the royalty.

kamadipw en tiepwel   1. meing. n. a feast for the recovery from an illness. 2. meing. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Kamadipw en tiepwel kin wiawi ni Nahnmwarki ahr rosondahsang sounei. A feast of recovery is made when a Nahnmwarki recovers from an illness. 2. Kitail pahn kamadipw en tiepwel. We will have a feast of recovery.

kamadipw en wahu   1. n. feast given annually to pay respect and tribute to the Nahnmwarki that takes place in September, October, or November, in which kehi (uncooked clusters of yam tubers) are used as tribute. People are then permitted to use kehi at any feast. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

Kamadipw Sarawi   n. Holy Communion.

kamadipwe, also kemedipwe.   vt. to make a feast in honor of someone of high esteem. kamadipw, vi. cf. [meing] kasaune.

kamat   vi. neut. to age, of food; to let get ripe. kamata, vt.

kamata   vt. see kamat.

kamatala   Biblical. vi. to be killed. kamatahla, vt.

kamatahla   Biblical. vt. to kill. kamatala, vi.

kameiou   vi. to sweeten.

kameimeiso   meing. vi. to pluck whiskers, as with tweezers, shells, or fish scales. cf. usalis.

kamel   n. camel. [Eng.]

kameleilei   n. pacification.

kameleileidi, also kamalailaidi.     vt. to pacify, to ease tension, to calm someone down.

kamehlel   1. vi. to be verified, to be believed to be true. 2. n. final proof; final heat of a race. kamehlele, vt.

kamehlele   vt. to verify; to believe to be true. kamehlel, vi.

kamelengileng   vi. to be polished, to be shined, to be waxed. kamelengilengih, vt.

kamelengilengih   vt. to polish, to shine, to wax. kamelengileng, vi.

kahmelimel   n. snail sp., used for medicine.

kamem, also kamam.   vt. to enjoy, of any intoxicating drink.

kamemsakau, also kamamsakau.   adj. given to drinking kava.

kamenipih   vt. to trim; to make thin.

kamenpil   n. one who like watery kava. Kamenpil men mwo. That is a drinker.

kamengei₁, also kamangai.   vt. to make something easier, to facilitate.

kamengei₂   n. option. Mie kamengei ehu. There is one option.

kamera   n. camera. [Eng.]

kahmed   n. plant sp., used medicinally.

kamedek   adj. painful, physically or mentally. kamadakala, vt.

kamedel   n. plaster; wax.

kaminasang   vi. to be cleansed, to be thoroughly emptied. Pihlo kaminasang samine. The water was purified. kaminehsang, vt.

kaminepeseng   vt. to break into pieces. E katehki kepo nan takaiko oh kaminepeseng. He threw the cup on a pile of rocks and broke it into pieces.

kaminehsang   vt. to clean thoroughly; to empty thoroughly, of a container. kaminasang, vi.

kamidome   n. barrette, clasp for holding a female's hair in place. [Jap. kamidome]

kamohng   meing. adj. comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful. kamohnge, vt. cf. kansenamwahu.

kamohnge   meing. vt. comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful. Mwohnsapw kamohnge Likend. Mwohnsapw is comforting Likend. kamohng, adj. cf. kansenamwahuwih.

kamoahdiod   n. hope; pride.

kamoadolan   vt. to await an event.

kamoatoare, also koamoatoare.   vt. to oil or lubricate.

kamuk   adj. given to severely beating others.

kammada, also kemmada.   vt. to dry.

kammen   vi. to provide a pig or dog for a feast.

kamp   1. n. camp. 2. vi. to camp. 1. Se kin mi nan kamp. We live in a camp. 2. Se kamp nanwel. We camped in the forest. [Eng.]

Kampa   archaic. n. a yearly religious ceremony held by the people of Onohnleng in Kitti in the traditional religion.

kampare   interj. an exhortation, Do your best! [Jap. ganbare]

kampe   adj. bitter, as characteristic of menioak, mwekimwek, or kehmpalahi; this term is used in all municipalities except U, where sadik is more common.

kampio   1. n. a caretaker for an invalid, especially one in a hospital. 2. vi. to act as such a caretaker. [Jap. kanbyō] kampioih, vt.

kampioih   vt. see kampio.

kampiuder, also kompiuder.   n. computer. [Eng.]

kampilein   1. vi. to file₁ a complaint in court or at a police station. 2. n. a complaint in the form of a legal accusation against another. [Eng.] kampileinih, vt.

kampileinih   vt. see kampilein.

kampos   n. compass. [Eng.]

kamdaim   n. compensation time. [Eng. comp time]

kamwait   vt. to entertain; to baby-sit; to pamper to excess. cf. [meing] kamahlahle.

kamwahu₁   1. n. welfare, benefit, improvement; community improvement tax or labor;. 2. vi. to do community improvement work.

kamwahu₂   1. vi. to settle a quarrel, to make peace. 2. n. labor provided by a male member of a household for the purpose of public improvement, such as clearing community roads or cleaning community facilities; appeasement, conciliation. kamwahwih, vt.

kamwahupe   n3s. advantage.

kamwahula   vi. to be fixed or renovated.

kamwahupe   n3s. advantage.

kamwakara   vt. to cause one to walk out; to cause one to go on a labor strike; to cause disgust, to upset. Re kamwakarahda ohlo nan mihtingo aio. They caused the man to walk out of the meeting yesterday.

kamwakel   vi. to clean. kamwakele, vt.

kamwakele   vt. see kamwakel.

kamwakelekel   n. cleansing, purification.

kamwakid   vt. to move, to shake; to make a motion, as in a legislative proceeding. kemwekid, vi.

kamwahl   1. vi. to double-cross; to fornicate, to have a sexual affair. 2. n. sexual affair. kamwahlih, vt.

kamwahlih   vt. see kamwahl.

kamwamw   vt. to exhaust, of a supply.

kamwamwahl   adj. despicable, contemptible. kamwamwahlih, vt.

kamwamwahlih   vt. to despise, to hold in contempt, to disdain, to scorn. kamwamwahl, adj.

kamwan   1. n. joke. 2. vi. to joke or tease. kemwene, vt.

kamwarak   vt. to sow or broadcast seed.

kamware   1. vt. to raise an issue, to get the attention of a group for the purpose of exploring their reaction to a topic. 2. meing. vt. to convey a title to. 1. I kamwareirail pwe i men ese dah arail pepehm. I raised the issue with them because I wanted to get their reaction. cf. [meing] kalangilangih.

kamwasik   adj. scorching; hurting emotionally. kamwasikahla, vt.

kamwasikahla   vt. to burn, to scorch; to hurt another emotionally. kamwasik, vi.

kamwadong   n. a competative game.

kamwadonge   vt. to hold a sporting event for. Re pahn kamwadonge sounmwadong en Pohnpei. They will hold a sporting event for the Pohnpei athletes.

kamwataia   vi. to wag the tail, as of a dog.

kamwatau, also kamwotou, kamwataur.   vt. to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.

kamwataur   vt. to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs. E mwohndi ni keilen tahto, ih kamwataur nehko. He sat at the edge of the platform and hung his legs over the side. mwotou, vi.

kamwatel, also kamwetel.   n. earthworm, intestinal worm; hair roots of kava.

kamwahwih   vt. to improve; to settle a quarrel; to say good things about someone. kamwahu₂, vi.

kamwahwihala   vt. to cure, as an illness; to repair, as an old structure; to pacify, to resolve. Winio kamwahwihala en serio soumwahuo. The medicine cured the child's illness. E kamwahwihala arail pingipingo. He resolved their conflict.

kamweimwahu   vi. to make peace.

kamweid   vt. to break off. E kameidpeseng pwopwoudo. He broke off their marriage.

kamweng   1. vi. to be fed; to make a small feast; to provide food. 2. n. small feast; feeding; fertilizer. 3. n. welcoming feast for someone returning from a trip. kamwenge, vt. cf. [meing] kapel.

kamweng kasapw   1. n. a maternity feast, held for a pregnant woman in anticipation of her death or her child's death. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Peneineio onohnop ren wia arail kamweng kasapw. The family is preparing to do their maternity feast 2. Re kamweng kasapw rahn wet. They are having a maternity feast today.

kamwenge   vt. to feed, to have a feast for someone returning from long trip. kamweng, vi. cf. [meing] kapele.

kamwengehda   vt. to poison food by the use of magic.

kamwer   1. n. seed bed; bait arranged on the ocean floor to lure turtles. 2. vi. to make a seed bed, to sew seeds; to sew one's deeds, resulting in good or bad consequences; to arrange bait on the ocean floor to lure turtles;.

kamwere, also kemwere.   vt. to gesture menacingly, to feint a blow.

kamwerehda   vt. to loosen, to dismantle. Kamwerehda sukuru kan. Loosen the screws.

kamweseu   adj. sexually excited. kamwesewih, vt.

kamwesewih   vt. to sexually excite someone. kamweseu, adj.

kamwehdied   n. hope, trust.

kamwetel, also kamwatel.   n. earthworm, intestinal worm; hair roots of kava.

kamwis   vt. to shake up and down. kamwisimwis, vi.

kamwisimwis   vi. to be shaking, as during an earthquake. kamwis, vt.

kamwomwala   vt. to lay waste to.

kamwomwsuwedih   vt. to bring disgrace to, to defame. cf. [meing] koasoarsuwedih.

kamwopwula   vt. to suffocate.

kamwosod   1. meing. vi. to urinate. 2. meing. n. urine. cf. pipihs.

kamwohd   n. primary spouse or lover.

kamwohda   vt. to wipe up feces.

kamwohdang   vt. to force someone to remain awake, to make someone stay up; to subpoena someone. Mwohnsapw kamwohdang tohn sahio lel nimensing. Mwohnsapw made the members of visiting party stay up until morning.

kamwohdangdi   vt. to honor a visiting title holder by seating him/her among the host dignitaries. Soukisehnleng kamwohdangki Pwoud Lepen Palikir. Soukisehnleng is honoring Pwoud Lepen Palikir.

kamwot   vi. to be shortened, to be abbreviated.

kamwotial   1. n. a kind of magic, performed to shorten a distance, as when carrying a heavy load. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.

kamwotou, also kamwatau, kamwataur.   vt. to suspend, to dangle, to hang, as of the legs.

kamwotomwei   1. n. an action taken by a Nahnmwarki or his subjects that could be viewed by the Great Spirit (Enihlap, Koht) as offensive, believed to bring about an abrupt end to the reign of the ruling Nahnmwarki. 2. vi. to take this action. 1. Kamwotomwei ieu me Mwohnsapw wiaho. What the Nahnmwarki did was an action that will shorten his reign. 2. Mwohnsapw kamwotomwei. Mwohnsapw took an action that will end his reign.

kahmwowe, also koahmwowe.   vt. to take the lead,.

kamwoamwasang   vi. to exhaust a supply of something.

kamwoarong   n. an act of provocation.

kamwoaronge   vt. to provoke, to irritate, to exasperate, to aggravate.

kamwurala   vt. to say farewell to a traveler or a dying person.

kampwose   vt. to fill by means of a pump; to cause to rise by adding yeast in the making of bread.

kampwosehda   vt. to cause to swell.

kampwul, also kompwul.   n. a source of light, such as a lamp, etc.

kan, also akan.   dem. mod. those, by you.

Kahn Sapwen Kohwa Likilik en Dekehn Pasipik   n. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

kana   vi. to win. [Spa. ganar]

kanai   vt. to cherish; to add small stones to an uhmw. keneinei, adj.

kanaiehng   vt. to take care of, to watch out for.

kanaitik   1. n. a method of making breadfruit trees bear fruit earlier, done by making four cuts about the length of a hand lengthwise on the stem, approximately 1.5 feet above the ground. 2. vt. to assist a woman at childbirth.

kahnaudek, also kehnaudek.   n. oppression.

kanakan   archaic. adj. good.

kanamenek   adj. shameful. kanamenekih, vt.

kanamenekih   vt. to embarrass. Pwutako kanamenekihla ah peneinei. That boy embarrassed his family. kanamenek, adj.

kanamenekpe   n. embarrassment.

kanampile, also kanempile.   vt. to provide drinking water; to make one drink water.

kanahng   interj. Hurry up!, Come on!

kanahng-   vt. to continue on. Kanahngala omw mwengehn! Keep on eating!

kanahng   interj. Hurry up!, Come on!

kanahria, also rimpio.   1. n. gonorrhea. 2. vi. to have gonorrhea. [Eng.]

Kanada   n. Canada. [Eng.]

kanehk   vi. to be distributed. Kitail kanehkala mwenge kat. Let's get the food distributed.

kaneke   vt. to finish, to accomplish, to complete.

kanekid   vt. to save, to store.

kanehkpe   n. distribution. Pelik me kin wia kanehkpen koanoat. Pelik usually handles the distribution of prepared food.

kanektikih   vt. to hold in low esteem. Re kanektikih en ohlo sawas. They held that man's help in low esteem.

kanempile, also kanampile.   vt. to provide drinking water; to make one drink water.

kaneng   1. adj. having contents; well developed, of the tuber of a plant; having a large clitoris. 2. n. (3sg. kanenge) substance; inside of something, contents.

kaneng en uhmw   1. n. contribution to a feast. 2. vi. to provide food to be prepared in the uhmw at a kamadipw; to provide a contribution to a feast.

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

kanengamahiong   vt. to be patient with. Kanengamahiongirail. Be patient with them.

kanengen uhmw   n. a contribution of food for inclusion in an uhmw at a feast.

Kanep   n. title of the wife of a Kaniki Ririn.

kanialamall   n. a kind of bush or shrub.

kahnikepir   n. the twisting bridge that one must cross after death, between the underworld and pahsed, the second heaven where beautiful souls sing night and day, according to Pohnpeian mythology.

Kaniki   n. a title.

Kaniki en Mesenieng   n. the original section chief of Mesenieng who fled to Kitti because of the displeasure of Lepen Nett.

Kaniki en Metipw   n. a title in Mesenieng, the holder of which was one of the brothers who accepted Spanish justice in place of the Wasahi of Sokehs following the hostilities of July, 1887.

kaniki en sapwuahtik   n. a yam cultivar.

Kaniki Ririn   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

Kanikihn Sapawas   n. a title.

kahnihmw   n. city, town, village, cluster of houses.

Kahnihmweiso   n. the name of the legendary underwater city located off the barrier reef at Nan Madol, literally meaning 'honored city'.

kanu, also meikanu.   adj. ripe, before the stage called mat₁, of breadfruit only; the first day of the ripening of breadfruit prepared by the dokomei method.

kanuh   n. maikol that is aged for just two days and one night.

kanur   vi. to shiver, to quiver; to sneak up on someone.

kahnlipw, also kahllipw.   n. a series of pits, usually of preserved breadfruit; a pool from a large pit for preserving breadfruit.

kahnsapw   n. group of sizeable islands.

Kansas   n. Kansas. [Eng.]

kansenamwahu   adj. comforting, pleasing, consoling, pleasant, joyful. kansenamwahuwih, vt. cf. [meing] kamalehd, kamohng.

kansenamwahuwih   vt. to comfort, to please, to console. kansenamwahu, adj. cf. kamohnge.

kansenoh   1. adj. important, requiring careful attention. 2. Biblical. vi. to confess. 3. n. confession (in the Catholic church).

kansensohki   vt. to confess. E kansensohki dipe. He confessed his sin.

kansensuwed   adj. sorrowful; depressing, discouraging, disappointing. kansensuwedih, vt.

kansensuwedih   vt. to sadden; to discourage, to disappoint. kansensuwed, adj.

kanser   1. n. cancer. 2. vi. to have cancer. [Eng.]

kansohpa   n. copra drying shed. [Jap. kansōba]

kandalahria, also klordalahria wah tikitik.   n. plant sp., smooth rattlepod, Crotalaria pallida.

kandand   adj. popular. kandandih, vt.

kandandih   vt. to make popular, to publicize. kandand, adj.

kandandsuwedih   vt. to cause or create negative publicity.

kandandsuwedihla   vt. to disgrace someone in a major way.

Kahndeke Kapatapat kan en Maikoronesia   n. The Federated States of Micronesia, consisting of 607 islands politically organized into four states--Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap. Dekehn Pohnpei mi nan Kahndeke Kapapat kan en Maikoronesia. The islands of Pohnpei are located within the Federated States of Micronesia.

Kahndekehn Kohwahn Likilik en Dekehn Pasipik   n. The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Mwurinte Mahwin Keriau en Sampah, Pohnpei wia kisehn Kandeken Kohwahn Likilik en Dekehn Pasipik. Immediately after World War II, Pohnpei was part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

kandehla   n. candle. [Spa. candela]

kandoh   adj. disgraceful, shameful. Soangen mwekiden me kandoh. Such action is disgraceful.

kandoku   n. watchman. [Jap. kantoku]

kandowe   vt. to disgrace, to defame. Ieremen wia mwekid me kakete kandowehla ohlo. Be careful not to take any action that could disgrace that man.

kanti   n. hard candy. [Jap. kyandī < Eng.]

kang   vt. to eat. cf. [meing] sohk₁, koanoate, sakan₁, tungoale.

kangada,   vt. to eat something accidentally; to engage in oral sex with.

kahng₁   vt. to dislike, to refuse.

kahng₂   n. row; mountain range; small stream.

kahng₃   vt. to visit door to door.

kangalangal   meing. vi. to put on dry clothing. kangalangale, vt. cf. kemmad.

kangalangale   meing. vt. to provide dry clothing to someone who is wet. Irail pahn kangalangale Mwohnsapw. They will provide dry clothing to Mwohnsapw. kangalangal, vi. cf. kemmade.

kahngahng   meing. vi. to sigh, to breathe. cf. sengel.

kangada,   vt. to eat something accidentally; to engage in oral sex with.

kangederala   vt. to multiply in number, to increase.

kahngiangih   vt. to offend.

kangir   n. wooden mallet.

kangid   vt. to pound or press something into a thick, heavy mass; to chew into fine particles.

kangidirawi   vi. to be falsely accused; to be a scapegoat.

kahngohdi   adj. stubborn.

kangkiresek   vi. to perform fellatio.

kangkong   n. plant sp., Ipomoea aquatica.

kangkohdang   n. tourist party. [Jap. kankōdan]

kangkuru   n. kangaroo. [Eng.]

kangpihpi   vi. to perform cunnilingus.

kangrawih   vt. to be blamed for something. I kangrawih doadoahk sakanakan. I am being blamed for bad performance. kengrou, adj.

kangsakau   vi. to consume kava.

kap   num. cl. used in counting bundles or sheafs. kepen tuwi riakap two sheaves of firewood.

kahp₁   n. the first cup of the second stage of paired offerings of kava to a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.

kahp₂   n. a cultivated valley, used as an agricultural resource for clansmen.

kahp₃   n. curve. [Jap. kābu < Eng. curve]

kahp-   vi. to move in a curve, to cruise around. Pwohto kahpseli nan puelen dahwo. The boat cruised around the channel. [Jap. kābu < Eng. curve]

kapa   n. copper. [Eng.]

kapa-   vt. to pass an object with one's hands; to wave one's hands around. Kapahdo mahs saidahn? Could you please pass the soda?

kapahiada   vt. to make someone happy or wealthy, to bless someone.

kapahieu   num. fourth.

kapaii   Biblical. n. privilege, blessing, grace, benefit. cf. [meing] kupwuramwahu.

kapaiia   vt. to wish happiness, success, peace, and good fortune; to bless. cf. [meing] kupwuramwahuwih.

kapaik   vt. to carry on one's shoulder. kepeik, vi.

kapailok   1. vi. to tease. 2. n. tease. kapailoke, vt.

kapailoke   vt. to tease someone. kapailok, adj.

kapairek   vt. to hear. Mie me kapairek ngilen likuwer? Did anyone hear someone calling?

kahpaido   n. carbide, carbide lamp. [Jap. kābaito < Eng.]

kapaidok   meing. vi. to hear, to listen; to examine with a stethoscope. kapaidoke, vt. cf. rong.

kapaidoke   meing. vt. to hear, to listen; to examine with a stethoscope. kapaidok, vi. cf. rong.

kapakap₁   1. vi. to pray. 2. n. prayer. cf. [meing] kasakas, loulou.

kapakap₂   n. bundle, sheaf.

kapal   vt. to knead, as of dough. kepel, vi.

kapahle   vt. to entice someone to go someplace.

kapahnediwo   adj. nauseating.

kapang   n. suitcase. [Jap. kaban]

kapahpah   vi. to be distributed. Deikaud kat pahn kapahpah rehn koaros. These takeouts will be distributed among all of them. kapahpahpeseng, vt.

kapahpahpeseng   vt. to distribute. kapahpah, vi.

kapapeseng   vt. to extend one's or stretch out one's arms; to train a hibiscus tree in order to direct the growth of a yam vine.

kapar   1. vi. to march; to go together, to accompany one another. 2. n. march, procession. kapara₁, vt.

kapahr   vi. to look for wild mountain yams.

kapara₁   vt. to walk together with physical contact; to associate with. kapar, vi.

kapara₂   vt. to breed, to propogate. kaparapar, adj.

kapahrak   vt. to equalize.

kaparan   vi. to make someone happy, to amuse. kaparanih, vt.

kaparanih   vt. see kaparan.

kaparapar   adj. fertile, procreating prolifically. kapara₂, vt.

kaparaparala   vi. to be propagated.

kapahrek₁   1. vi. to give a speech. 2. n. speech. cf. [meing] poahngok, mahsen, rerinpwaiso.

kapahrek₂   vt. to align, to equalize, to level.

Kapahrek Pohn Dohlo   Biblical. n. Sermon on the Mount.

kaparok   n. the upper limbs of a tree that are cut and allowed to fall among the lower limbs to provide better support for the growth of a yam.

kaparoke   vt. to cut the upper limbs of a tree and allow them to fall among the lower limbs to provide better support for the growth of a yam.

kaparpwihk   vi. to raise, of pigs.

kapas   1. n. feast made for a fishing party. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kapasa   vi. to fasten, to affix.

kapasmwar   1. n. feast of public acceptance of a title. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

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

kapat   1. vi. to add. 2. n. addition. kapata, vt.

kapata   vt. see kapat.

kapatau, also kopatau.   n. phlegm.

kapatapata   vt. to level, to make even. Re kapatapata wasahn wie ihmw. They are leveling a place for house construction.

kapatapatpene   vi. to be joined together. Pwihn riawo kapatapatpene wiahda ehu. The two groups were joined into one.

kapahtou   adj. saddening.

kape₁   vt. to play with a toy canoe or boat. Pwutako kape were kisin wahro nan pillapo. The boy floated his small canoe in the river.

kape₂   vt. of the wind, to blow something over. Pwutako kape were kisin wahro nan pillapo. The boy floats his small canoe in the river. Kisiniengo kapehla wahro. The wind blew over the canoe.

kapei   n. a cure for blindness caused by magic.

kapeii   vt. to cause to fight,.

kapeii malek   1. n. cockfight. 2. vi. to have a cockfight.

kapeilokaia   vi. to talk back, to sass.

kapeipeseng   vt. to cause to float apart.

kapeudial   adj. spectacular.

kapel, also kamadipw en kapel.   1. meing. n. a welcoming feast for a Nahnmwarki, a feast for any royalty returning from a trip. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. kapele, vt. cf. kamweng.

kapele   meing. vt. to give a welcoming feast for a Nahnmwarki, a feast for any royalty returning from a trip. see kapel. cf. kamwenge.

kapehm   n. warning.

kapehme   vt. to make someone realize his mistake.

kapepeseng   vt. to cause to melt, to dissolve, to cause something to dissolve in a liquid.

kapehr   n. Geocardia herbacea, used medicinally.

kaperen   adj. amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful. kaperenih, vt. cf. [meing] kapoulaul.

kaperenih   vt. to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to. kaperen, adj. cf. [meing] kapoulaulih.

kapes   n. head cabbage. [Eng. cabbage]

kapehse   1. n. introduction. 2. vi. to make an introduction. kapehsehih, vt.

kapehseh   vt. to introduce; to make acquainted. kapehse, vi.

kaped   vi. to deflower, to have sexual intercourse with a virgin. kapede, vt.

kapehd   n. (3sg. kapehde) belly, guts, stomach. cf. [meing] kupwur₂, kupwuriso.

kapehd medek   1. n. stomach ache or severe abdominal pain (or uterine pain in females), including symptoms of dizziness and closing of the eyes. 2. vi. to experience these symptoms.

kapehd mweteu   adj. having a hanging belly, beer-belly.

kapehd pedeped   adj. nauseous.

kapehd tikitik   adj. high strung, easily angered, emotional.

kapedala   vi. to be caused to broken, of the hymen. kapedehla, vt.

kapede   vt. to deflower, to have sexual intercourse with a virgin. kaped, vi.

kapedehla   vt. to break the hymen. kapedala, vi.

kapehden neh   n3s. arch of the foot.

kapehdi   romantic. n. heart. Ke kemwesikahla kapehdi. You set my heart on fire.

kapi₁   n3s. bottom, the lowest part of a yam or tuber, the interior end of a channel.

kapi₂   vt. to consume leftovers, especially of kava and cigarettes.

kapih₁   vt. to give precautionary advice; to coach. cf. [meing] kepindewe.

kapih₂   vt. to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers. cf. [meing] kepindewehlape.

kapihe   n3s. the lower half of the human body. cf. [meing] kaipw₁.

kapikala   vt. to transform from one form to another.

kapikada   vt. to create, to make up something.

kapil   vt. to encircle, to go around; to circle.

kapin₁, also kepin.   n. captain of a ship. [Eng. captain]

kapin₂   n. cabin, as on a ship. [Eng.]

kapindowe   vt. to welcome, to receive.

kahpinte   n. carpenter. [Eng.]

kaping₁   n. praise, thanksgiving. Re wia arail kaping. They gave their praise.

kaping₂   vt. to cause a disturbance, to create confusion.

Kapingamarangi, also Kerenis.   n. a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State.

kapingaping   adj. worthy of praise.

kapir   vt. to turn or twist. kepir, vi.

kapirada   vt. to wake someone up.

kapisel   vt. to shoot, to perform the action which discharges a weapon.

kapiser   vt. to hasten.

kapihdi   vt. to influence or prejudice another's opinion.

kapidohi₁   vi., vt. to release from confinement; to be released, as from the hospital or prison; to withdraw; to purchase on credit. Ohlo kapidohisang nan imweteng. The man was released from jail.

kapidohi₂   n. expense, business expense. Kanaiehng pwe kapidohi de laud sang kapidolong. Be careful not to have expenses exceed income.

kapidolong₁   vt. to submit; to admit; to introduce a bill in the legislature.

kapidolong₂   1. n. feast for a new dwelling house, revenue. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

kapidolong₃   n. income, revenue.

kapit₁, also kepit₃.   meing. n. (3sg. kapitie) voice. cf. ngihl.

kapit₂   vt. to pry out; to relax a wire or stick under tension. kepit₁, vi.

kapit₃   vt. to rescue, to free an animal or a person, to allow to escape; to salvage.

kapitih   vt. to joke with, to tease. kepit₂, adj. cf. [meing] kumwusih, kelipa.

kapitipit   vt. to speed up, to make something go faster, to hasten. kepitipit, vi.

kapou   n. fish sp., double-lined mackerel, Grammatorcynus bilineatus.

kapoulaul   meing. adj. amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful. Me kapoulaul arail sipaio. Their skit is amusing. kapoulaulih, vt. cf. kaperen.

kapoulaulih   meing. vt. to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to. kapoulaul, vi. cf. kaperenih.

kapokon   n. a gathering.

kapokone   vt. to summon. Ohlo kapokone ah peneinei. The man summoned his family members.

kapokonepene   vi. to assemble, to congregate. Soulik kapokonepene ah peneinei ni Kirisimaso. Soulik assembled all of his family members at Christmas time.

kapohl   adj. prideful. kapohle, vt.

kapohle   vt. to boost one's pride; to make one happy or proud. Ke pahn kapohleirail ma ke kepinga sapwarailo. You will boost their pride if you praise their homeland. kapohl, adj.

kapohlpe   n3s. pride. kapohlpen Pohnpei pride of Pohnpei.

kapohpo   1. n. alcohol consumed as a chaser after drinking kava. 2. vi. to consume alcohol after drinking kava. 1. Ke pwainda ata kapohpo? Did you buy our drinks for chasers after kava? 2. Soh, kita sohte pahn kapohpo. No, we will not drink chasers after kava.

kapose   vt. to detonate; to pop, as a balloon or chewing gum.

kaposoke   vt. to stack, to pile up.

kappa   n. raincoat, tarpaulin. [Jap. kappa]

kapden   n. captain, police captain, captain in the military. [Eng.]

kapw   adj. new, fresh.

kapwaih   vt. to criticize or insult another, usually employed by or in reference to women.

kapwaiada   vt. to fulfill; to obey the law; to cause to succeed.

kapwaireleng   1. meing. vi. to go on a trip, to travel. 2. meing. n. trip, journey, travel. kapwairelenge cf. seiloak.

kapwairelenge   meing. vt. to go on a trip to, to travel to. Mwohnsapwoko kapwairelenge Kuam. Mwohnsapwoko went on a trip to Guam. cf. seiloakih.

kahpwal   n. undesirable result, problem, difficulty.

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

kapwang   adj. tiresome, boring.

kapwanga   vt. to exhaust, to tire out. E kapwangahla liho. He exhausted the woman.

kapwar   vt. to exhibit, to display.

kapwarapwarada   vi. to be brought up, as a subject in a conversation; to be revealed. kapwarehda, vi.

kapwarehda   vt. to bring up, as a subject in conversation; to reveal. Liho kapwarehda madamadau mwahu. That woman brought up a good idea.

kapwarsou   1. meing. vi. to eat breakfast. 2. meing. n. breakfast; sunrise. cf. mwengehn menseng, deied.

kapwad   vt. to insert or retract.

kapwadala   vt. to reveal, to leak, as a secret.

kapwat   1. n. decoration, ornament, new outfit of clothing; festive attire; flower, used generically; garland. 2. vi. to decorate or ornament. kapwata, vt.

kapwata   vt. see kapwat.

kapwatapwat   adj. ornamented, outfitted in new clothing.

kapweiek   vt. to stop some action.

kapweipwei   vi., vt. to be deceptive, to be unfair; to cuckold, to cheat, to deceive.

kapwelipweilihala   vt. to soil, to make something dirty.

kapwella   Biblical. vi. to return to dust, to return to earth.

kapwer   1. vi. to be the smallest. 2. n. runt, of a litter; smallest one, as of a bunch of coconuts.

kahpwi   adj. hesitant.

kapwie   n. cafe. [Jap. kafē < Fre. café]

kapwil   vt. to direct or channel the flow of water; to impart; to transmit, to broadcast. Irail kapwilla pihlo nan sapwarailo. They channeled the stream into their property. E pahn kapwilehng audepe kan rehn nah pwutako. He will impart his wisdom to his son.

kapwilihala   vt. to combine, to make two things into one. Re kapwilihala doadoahk en ipwidi oh kapel. They combined the birthday and the welcome party.

kapwilihda   vt. to wake someone by pulling the hair on his/her big toe.

kapwo   vt. to drag, of a log.

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

kapwokohniki   vt. to blame someone for something.

kapwonopwon   adj. mysterious, mystifying.

kapwonopwone   vt. to encircle. E kapwonopwonehla ah ntingo. He encircled his writing.

kapwowihala   vt. to postpone or cancel.

kapwulapwul   n. lamp.

kapwunior, also pawehs.   n. a herbaceous ornamental, Gomphrena globosa.

kapwunod   1. adj. stressful; tedious, wearisome. 2. n. stress, tedium, weariness.

kapwung   vt. to correct, as homework; to give correct advise, to judge.

kapwungada   vt. to come to an agreement.

kapwungpene   vt. to settle mutually.

kapwur, also kopwur.   vi. neut. to repound kava. kapwure, vt.

kapwuhr   vt. to scare someone by surprising him.

kapwur moahl   vi. neut. to repound kava with a small stone.

kapwur peh   vi. neut. to repound kava with the fist.

kapwuhrasang   vt. to undress, to take off, of clothing. Liho kapwurahsang en serio likouwo. That lady undressed the child.

kapwure   vt. to repound kava. kapwur, vi.

kapwuhrehng   vt. to dress (someone).

kapwuriamwei, also koapwuriamwei.   adj. amazing, astonishing.

kapwurupwur, also koapwurupwur.   vi. to be returned, to be rejected, of a gift.

kapwus   n. any of a number of ceremonies performed to bring luck to a fishing net.

kapwusenleng   n. a net ceremony given to the Enihlap.

kapwusenlimw   n. a net ceremony requiring the performance of sexual intercourse prior to use of the net.

kapwusenmaraki   n. a net ceremony introduced from the east, probably Kiribati.

kapwudong   vi. to be itchy. cf. [meing] kakilit.

kapwkapwewasa   interj. It's useless!, It's in vain!

kar₁   vt. to comb. keriker₂, vi.

kar₂   vt. to gather reeds; to cut down vines.

kahr, also ker₂.   slang. n. (3sg. kari/keri) a derogatory term for face.

karainmes   n. a kava stem that is cut off after the root is divided because it is too long.

karaoke, also karioke.   1. vi. to sing karaoke. 2. n. karaoke. [Jap. karaoke]

karauke   vt. to fell, to cut down (a tree). Re men karaukehdihsang tuhke mengo. They want to cut down that dead tree. korouk, vi.

karaun   1. vi. to make an accusation. 2. n. accusation, defamation. karaune, karaunih, vt.

karaun likamw   1. vi. to make a false accusation. 2. n. false accusation. karaun likamwih, karaun likemwe, vt.

karaun likamwih, also karaun likemwe.   vt. to accuse falsely. karaun likamw, vi.

karaun likemwe   vt. see karaun likamwih.

karaune   vt. to accuse; to defame. karaun, vi.

karaunih   vt. see karaune.

karahk   vi. to move with a low profile, as in a squatting or bent over position; short legged.

karakar₁   1. adj. warm, hot, feverish. 2. n. high fever. cf. [meing] kereniol, kiriniol.

karakar₂   n. bird sp., sooty tern, Sterna fuscata oahuensis.

karakarahk   adj. low, respectful, humble.

karakaramwahu   meing. vi. to warm oneself by a fire. cf. rengireng.

karahkidi   vi. to crouch down; to come down or descend from the sky, as thunder or an airplane.

karakder   n. character, a person in a play. [Eng.]

kahramasih   vt. to humanize; to cause someone to be of consequence; to deflower a virgin.

karanih   vt. to be near or close to. keren, adj.

karang   vt. to dry, to warm by heat, as copra or tobacco. Karangada tehn tipaker kan. Dry the tobacco leaves. kereng, vi.

karangahp   n. fish sp., yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares.

karangk, also karengk.   vt. to cause the ground or any object to crumble into small pieces and slide or fall. Keteun pwongo karangkdi pwehl pohn ahlo. The rain last night caused the soil to slide onto the road.

karapahu   n. carabao, water buffalo, Bulbalus bubalis. [Spa. carabao]

karapih   vt. to creep up to; to sneak up to. kerep, vi.

karara   n. tree sp., Myristica fragrans.

kararan   adj. having a tickling effect, arousing. cf. [meing] widenmell.

kararanda   vi. to be sexually stimulated by foreplay.

karahs   n. a small sp. of crab found on the reef.

karasa   vt. to compare.

karasapene   vt. to compare together.

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

karasepe   n3s. example.

karasepe suwed   n. scandal.

karada₁, also kerada.   vi. to board₁, to step up onto, to climb aboard; of fish, to spawn on the reef.

karada₂   vt. to comb and arrange hair. see kar₁.

karadak, also keradak.   archaic. n. staircase.

karadak en oloiso   n. the entrance to the left platform of a feasthouse.

karadak en serihso   n. the entrance to the right platform of a feasthouse.

karat   n. generic name for a group of banana cultivars that are used as traditional infant food, reported to have the highest provitamin A cartenoid content among all the bananas of the world, eaten both raw and cooked; Musa troglodytarum.

karat en iap   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

karat en pahlil   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw.

karat kole, also karat pwonopwon.   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.

karat poako   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.

karat pwehu   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.

karat pwonopwon, also karat kole.   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.

karawan   vt. to chase away; to shoo.

kahre   vt. to lead or guide; to take someone to some place. pakahr, vi.

karengek   adj. to be thirsty as a result of having consumed something too salty or spicy. Ohlo karengekda pwe e kang mwomwsahl. The man became thirsty because he ate salted fish.

karengk, also karangk.   vt. to cause the ground or any object to crumble into small pieces and slide or fall.

kahrepe   n3s. cause, reason, purpose.

karer   1. adj. sour. 2. n. lime, Citrus limon; commonly used generically to refer to citrus of other kinds, including lemon, wild orange, grapefruit,. cf. [meing] kiarawa.

karerala   vi. to become sour.

karer en lopwolopw   n. lime (the fruit), when used for making a grass skirt (to whiten the fibers).

karer laman, also laman.   n. key lime, Citrus aurantiifolia. [laman <Eng. lemon]

karerala   vi. to become sour.

karerrer   adj. frightening.

karertik   n. citrus fruit.

kahrehda   vt. to cause, to be the reason for. Ih me karehda liho sengiseng. That's why the woman is crying.

kari   n. curry. [Eng.]

kariau   num. second₁.

kahriepe, also keriahpe.   n. calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.

karioke, also karaoke.   1. vi. to sing karaoke. 2. n. karaoke. [Jap. karaoke]

karindong   n. a kind of sugar-coated cookie. [Jap. karintō]

karipin   n. carbine. [Eng.]

karirala, also karirihla.   vt. to hide, to conceal.

karirihla   vt. see karirala.

karis   vi. to march, to move in a military formation.

karihs   vt. to snap off, to break, as a bone. kerihri, vi.

karisihn   n. kerosene. [Eng.]

kariskahn   n. moth.

Karolaina Palieir, also Saud Karolaina.   n. South Carolina. [Eng.]

Karolaina Paliepeng, also Nohd Karolaina.   n. North Carolina. [Eng.]

karohlap   meing. vi. to be crucified. karohlepe, vt. cf. lohpwuala.

karohlepe   meing. vt. to crucify. karohlap, vi. cf. kalohpwuala.

karompw, also koarompw.   n. obstacle, hindrance.

karongahla, also karongehla.   vt. to burn, to overcook, to toast.

karonge, also koaronge.   1. meing. vt. to hear, to listen. 2. meing. n3s. ear. cf. rong, salenge.

karongehla, also karongahla.   vt. to burn, to overcook, to toast.

karongorong   1. vi. to hold a hearing. 2. n. a hearing.

karongorongki   vt. to hint at.

karosala, also karosehla.   vt. to exhaust.

karosehla   vt. see karosala.

karoson, also koaroson.   vt. to invigorate.

karotehla   vt. to darken, to dim.

karotong   vi., vt. to obscure one's vision or thinking. A pwerki liho karontongala a madamadau. His infatuation for the woman obscures his thinking.

karotongala   vt. to cast a spell by another that causes sleepiness, aches, and a desire to complete an objective; to obscure one's thought.

karupwude   vt. to scratch, as when itching. kerupwud, vi. cf. [meing] kaliete.

karuwaru   adj. hurried, rushed; urgent. keruwa, vt. cf. [meing] kahdahd.

karmihna   n. bush sp., Angelonia gardneri.

karrompw, also koarrompw.   n. obstacle.

karwa, also kerwa.   vt. to hasten.

kahs₁   vi. to speak in anger; to boast.

kahs₂, also kahsilihn.   n. gasoline. [Eng.]

kahs₃   n. deck of playing cards. [Eng.]

kahs₄   slang. n. pre-marital sex partner.

kahs₅   n. saying, proverb. see lepin kahs.

kasah   n3s. side of a canoe opposite the outrigger.

kasahi   vi. neut. to turn a canoe in the direction away from the outrigger, when paddling.

kasaing   vt. to meet, to meet by coincidence.

kasaingedi   vt. to catch up with, to meet with by coincidence.

kasaingmwahu, also keseingmwahu.   n. a happy coincidence.

kasaipwe   adj. antipathetic.

kasau, also kasawada.   vt. to move or change location to, to transfer to, to postpone. E kasau ah sehro. He moved his chair. keseu₂, vi.

kasaune   meing. vt. to make a feast in honor of someone of high esteem. Nahnpwutak kasaune Isipahu. Nahnpwutak made a feast in honor of Isipahu. cf. kamadipwe.

kasaut   adj. filthy, repulsive, disgusting. kasaute, vt.

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

kasak   n. bowl, used in the preparation of food.

kasakas   1. meing. vi. to pray. 2. n. prayer. cf. kapakap₁.

kasalawar   vi. to exhibit ones naked body.

kasale   vt. to show or expose; to exhibit; to introduce or make something known. kasansal, vi.

kasalehda   vt. to disclose, to reveal, to make known to an authority. E kasalehda arail koasoandi. He disclosed their plan.

kasalepe   n. sample, illustration.

kasalehda   vt. to disclose, to reveal, to make known to an authority. E kasalehda arail koasoandi. He disclosed their plan.

kasaledekala   vt. to free, to release.

kasaloh   adj. nerve-wracking, upsetting, disquieting.

kasalonge   vt. to obscure, to cause to become vague; to mislead.

kasalongehla   vt. to cause to go astray; to cause to disappear from sight.

kasalowe   vt. to cause another to be nervous. Pwolihso kasaloweirailda. The police made them nervous.

kasallada   vt. to infuriate,.

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

kasamine   vt. see kasamin.

kasamwoh   vt. to welcome; to lead one's aim when shooting birds. koasoamw, vi.

kasansal   1. vi. to be exposed, to be exhibited. 2. n. exhibition. kasale-, vt.

kasansalada, also kasalada.   1. n. declaration, manifestation. 2. vi. to declare, to be manifested.

kasahnwar   vi. to exchange information; to consult.

kasang₁   n. (3sg. kesenge) fork, as of a tree, road, etc.; the space between the fingers or toes.

kasang₂   meing. n. neck. cf. wor.

kasangat   adj. causing loneliness; failing to provide entertainment.

kasangenial, also kesengenial.   n. fork or intersection of a road.

kasap   n. bird sp., frigate bird, Fregata minor minor.

kasapal   n. fish sp., silverfish, Gerres abbreviatus or Gerres kapas, normally found on the fringing reef.

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

kasapw   n. lateral hip movement, with rigid shoulders and hands on the hips, done when dancing.

kasapwala   1. n. ending, termination. 2. vi. to be ended, to be terminated. 1. Kasapwalahn doadoahk me wiawi aioh. The termination of the work was done yesterday. 2. Doadoahko pahn kasapwala lakapw. The work will be terminated tomorrow. kasapwahla, vt.

kasapwahla   vt. to end, to complete, to terminate. Ke kasapwahla ahmw winio? Did you complete your herbal medicine? kasapwala, vi.

kasapwalih   vt. to assault treacherously.

kasapwasapw   1. vi. to be conveyed, as the ownership of land; to be homesteaded. 2. n. the act of conveying the ownership of land; the act of homesteading. kasapwasapwe, vt.

kasapwasapwe   vt. to convey the ownership of land to; to homestead. kasapwasapw, vi.

kasapwil   vt. to change the status of someone or something, to graduate. kesepwil, vi.

kasapwilada   vt. to promote. Mwohnsapw kasapwilada ohlo en Soumas en kousapw. Mwohnsapw promoted that man to section chief.

kasapwiledi   vt. to demote.

kasapwunge   vt. to deny; to disagree, to dissent.

kasapwungehla   vt. to cause to be in error; to fail to fulfill; to falsify.

kasapwurupwur   adj. complicated, confusing.

kasar   1. n. a type of net fishing, during which fish are chased into a net. 2. vi. to fish in this manner.

kasarawi₁   vt. to celebrate; to observe a holiday; to dedicate; to bless, to consecrate, to sanctify.

kasarawi₂   vi. to be taboo.

kasare   vt. to send away, to cast out; to drive fish into a net. Ohlo kasarehla nah pwutak ketihwoh. That man cast out his troubled son. pakasar, vi.

kasarehsang   vt. to expel, to eject from; to cause to fade.

kasaroh   adj. humiliating, embarrasing, shameful.

Kasaroh pwunan!   interj. You lose!, Too bad!, Tough luck!; often shortened to Kasaroh.

kasarowe   vt. to embarrass, to humiliate.

kasaroapoak   1. n. a long, difficult journey. 2. vi. to go on a long difficult journey. kasaroapoake, vt.

kasaroapoake   vt. to assign someone to go on a long, difficult journey. kasaroapoak, vi.

kasarsangat   vi. to drive away loneliness, to be preoccupied.

kahsahs   vi. to boast.

kasawa   vi. to hatch.

kasawada, also kasau.   vt. to move to another location, to transfer, to relocate; to postpone.

kasawih   vt. to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to judge, to guess. keseu₁, vi. cf. [meing] kedeulangih, kadihrlapih, kadihrlepe.

kasawihada   vi. to determine.

kahsekir   vi. to walk backwards.

kaselel   1. adj. precious, beautiful, fine, nice. 2. interj. an informal greeting or leave taking expression, as Hi! or Bye!

kaselehlie   interj. a formal greeting or leave taking expression, as hello or goodbye. Kaselehlie maing ko! Greetings (to more than one person)!

kasengeu   adj. causing an erotic feeling. kasengeuwih, vt.

kasengeuwih   vt. to trigger an erotic feeling. kasengeu, adj.

kasik   vt. to expect, to await, to anticipate.

kasikala   vt. to exceed.

kasihker, also kesihker.   vi. to stand erect.

kasikih   vt. to shoot. kesik, vi.

kahsilihn, also kahs₂.   n. gasoline. [Eng.]

kasingai   n. large staple, as used in building. [Jap. kasugai : clamp]

kasoisoi   adj. favored, preferred.

kasoulikilik   adj. distrustful, untrustworthy.

kasoutik   1. meing. vi. to eat dinner (the evening meal), to eat supper. 2. n. dinner, supper. cf. mwengehn soutik.

kasouwas   1. meing. n. lunch. 2. meing. vi. to eat lunch. cf. mwengehn souwas.

kasokamai   vi. to build a fish trap of coral or stone on a reef.

kasokasok, also kasukasuk.   1. n. pile up,stack. 2. vi. to be piled up, to be stacked. kasoke, vt.

kasoke   vi. to pile up, to stack.

kasokehla   vt. to suffocate, to choke.

kasohlap   adj. wasteful, unappreciative. kasohlapa, vt.

kasohlapa   vt. to intensify the consumption of supplies; to waste. Pwihno pahn kasohlapa kanat mwenge ko. That group will intensify the consumption of our food supply. kasohlap, adj.

kasohlapenwol   n. a deserved honor.

kasongosong   vt. to tempt, to entice.

kasohr   n. nullification. Kasrohrala kohieng ara kopwopwoudo.. Nullification was granted to their marriage. cf. [meing] kakerepwel.

kasohre   vt. to cause to vanish; to nullify; to dismiss, as a court case; to abolish. Kowe me kak kasorehla ah nsensuwedo. You are the one who can make his unhappiness vanish. cf. [meing] kerepwelih.

kasohrehla   vt. to nullify, to ignore.

kasosohng   vt. to equate, to compare in terms of size; to imitate.

kasohtik   adj. conservative, not wasteful, conserved; sparing. kasohtikih, vt.

kasohtikih   vt. to conserve. kasohtik, adj.

kasohwe   vt. to consider to be of no consequence; to demean, to disregard; to hold in contempt, as in court. Ke dehr kasohwe ahi kisakis. Don't demean my gift.

kasuk₁   vt. to beat.

kasukasuk, also kasokasok.   n. heap, pile.

kasukuhl   1. n. instruction, training, teaching. 2. vi. to be taught. kasukuhlih, vt.

kasukuhlih   vt. to teach. kasukuhl, vi.

kasuwo   n. fish sp., skipjack tuna, Katsawonus pelamis. [Jap. katsuo]

kasuwopwisi   n. dried skipjack tuna. [Jap. katsuobushi]

kahski   vi. to boast, to brag. He kahski me re sohte anahne sawas. He boasted that they did not need any assistance.

kahspawer   n. a meter used for prepaid electricity, as well as the eletricity itself. E nekla kahspawer. The prepaid electricity has been exhausted. [Eng. cash power]

kassoku   vi. to train for an athletic event. [Jap. gasshuku : training camp]

kassohro   n. airstrip, runway. [Jap. kassōro]

kasdenet   n. castanet, rattle. [Eng.]

kasdo   n. movie, motion picture. I men kilang kasdohn palapal. I want to see a sword fighting movie. [Jap. katsudō : activity]

Kahd   n. title of the wife of a man holding a title beginning with Sau.

kadaileng   vi. to sing in a loud falsetto.

kadau   adj. tiring, fatiguing.

kadauk   meing. n. umbrella, cover. cf. amper.

kadauluhl   vt. to cause to move further; to pass along; to go on; to kill or finish off, of something wounded.

kadaur₁   vt. to trace or track down; to recall or transmit the past history of. kadoudou, kodoudou, vi.

kadaur₂   vt. to throw with a hip toss.

kadaurlik, also daurlik.   meing. n. a farewell feast. cf. kamadipw en kemwurumwur.

kadaudok   n. descendant, offspring, lineage, of humans. Kitail kadaudok en Sapwkini oh Limwehtu. We are descendants of Sapwkini and Limwehtu.

kadal₁, also kedel.   vi. to swallow.

kadal₂   n. tree sp.

kadalle, also kadanle.   vt. to swallow. cf. [meing] kekihr₂, kekihrnamwoal, nemwe.

kahdamwahu   1. n. positve impression, positive image. 2. vi. to give a positive impression, to give a positive image. cf. [meing] koasoaramwahu.

kahdamwahuwih   vt. to give a positive impression or image of, to dignify, to speak favorably of, to support; to beautify. cf. [meing] koasoaramwahuwih.

kahdaneki   vt. to name, to call. Dahme kitail pahn kahdaneki? What will we name it?

kadanle, also kadalle.   vt. to swallow. cf. [meing] kekihr₁, nemwe, kekihrnamwoale.

kadang   vt. to stretch, to make taut; to tense, of a muscle. kedeng, vi.

kadangaulih   vt. to make a team complete, to round out a team; to conclude.

kadangada   vt. to press or iron. kedengida, vi.

kadangoul, also koadoangoul.   num. ten. see ehd₁.

kadapa   vt. to retract the foreskin or prepuce.

kadapahla   vt. to remove the foreskin or prepuce of the penis. Sirkumsais kin kadapahla dundun. Circumcision removes the foreskin of the penis.

kadar   vt. to send; to let go, to release. pekeder, vi.

kadahr   1. vi. to roll a toy wheel, to roll any toy with wheels. 2. n. toy wheel, any toy with wheels. kadahre, vt.

kadahre   vt. to slide or roll, as a toy wheel. kadahr, vi.

kadahrlangih   vt. to look askance at, to glance at, to look out of the corner of one's eye at. kadahrleng, vi. cf. ikintangih, ikintenge.

kadahrleng   meing. vi. to look askance, to glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye. E sohte konehng Mwohnsapwoko en kadahrleng. It is not appropriate for Mwohnsapwoko to look askance (at people). kadahrlenge, kadahrlangih, vt. cf. ikinteng.

kadahrlenge, also kadahrlangih.   meing. vt. to look askance at, to glance at, to look out of the corner of one's eye at. Pwoud kadahrlenge serepein kaselelo. Pwoud looked out of the corner of his eye at the pretty girl. kadahrleng, vi. cf. ikintenge, ikintangih.

kadahrlengih   vt. see kadahrlenge.

kadarpehpe   1. vt. to defy, to challenge. 2. n. challenge.

kahdahd   meing. adj. hurried, rushed; urgent. cf. karuwaru.

kadawahl   n. food given to guests to take to their parents or chief as a token of respect.

kadawado   1. vi. to sing a song to soothe a restless child. 2. n. song to soothe a restless child, often one which tells a story of a child of antiquity.

kadeik   1. vt. to inquire, to question; to judge, to interrogate. 2. n. a judgment. pakadeik, vi. cf. [meing] kauteke.

kadeikpen loale   n3s. conscience.

kadek₁   1. adj. kind, generous, considerate. 2. n. kindness, generosity. cf. [meing] reseulap.

kadek₂   adj. good at something, clever.

kadek₃   n. fish sp., white snapper, Lethrinus microdon.

kadeke   vt. to talk to an upset person to calm him or her.

kadekedek, also se₂, seh₂.   1. vi. to shout in a falsetto voice, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight or sending a signal. 2. n. a falsetto shout, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight or sending a signal. cf. [meing] kowet.

kahdeng   n. curtain. [Eng.]

kadehde   1. n. testimony, evidence. 2. vi. to witness, to observe or to hear something with certainty, to testify. kadehdeh, vt.

kadehdeh   vt. to see with one's own eyes; to be an eye witness to something; to testify. Ke pein kadehdeh dahme wiawio. You personally saw what took place. kadehde, vi.

Kadehde Kapw   Biblical. n. New Testament.

Kadehde Mering   Biblical. n. Old Testament.

kadehdehda   vt. to reveal.

kadiarakada   vt. to cause to find conclusively, to cause to discover conclusively , to cause to conclude, to cause to uncover. kedierekda, vi.

kadil   vt. to thread a needle; to light a prepared uhmw.

kadilla   vt. to reveal a secret. Pwutako kadilla en ohlo kerirki liho. The young man revealed the man's secret love affair with that woman.

kadillepe   meing. vt. to joke with, to tease. cf. kamwane, kemwene.

kadilpahnios   n. somersault.

kadimpak, also kedimpak.   vt. to investigate, to inquire.

kading₁   vt. to tickle. kediked, vi.

kading₂   vt. to cut open, for the purpose of removing the contents. ked, vi.

kadip   1. vi. to accuse. 2. n. accusation. kedipa, vt.

kadipadip   n. criminal or civil complaint; allegation.

kadipw   vt. to trace or track, as the spoor of an animal.

kadipw nta   1. n. a kind of magic applied to blood from a wound, believed to cause death. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.

Kadipwan   n. title of the wife of a Nahn Pohnpei.

kadire   1. 2. vt. to fill.

kadireng, also kadiring₂.   n. plant sp., Thai basil, also called holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum ,the leaves of which are used as a spice.

kadiring₁   n. the fifth growth stage of a yam, when it begins to flower (though not all yam cultivars flower), September through November; flowering is regarded as a sign of a successful planting.

kadiring₂, also kadireng.   n. plant sp., Thai basil, also called holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum ,the leaves of which are used as a spice.

kadiringaring   adj. shrill, of the voice.

kadihrlap   1. meing. vi. to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be figured out. 2. meing. n. judgement, prediction, examination. 1. Poahngok idan sapwellim kadihrlap. Mwohnsapw's speech transmitted his judgement. cf. keseu₁.

kadihrlapih, also kadihrlepe.   meing. vt. to judge. Mwohnsapw me pahn kadihrlapih arail mwekido. Mwohnsapw will judge their actions. cf. kasawih.

kadihrlepe   vt. see kadihrlapih.

kadihdih   vt. to nurse, to breastfeed. Liho kadihdih seri pwelelo. The woman is nursing the baby.

kadoukeinek, also kodoukeinek.   vi. to trace one's ancestry according to clan.

kadoudou, also kodoudou.   vi. to trace one's ancestry, to recall past history. kadaur₁, vt.

kadoke   n3s. tip, of anything high.

kadokehla   vt. to complete by adding to. kadokodokala, vi.

kadokenmei   meing. n. head. cf. moahng₁.

kadokepene   vt. to connect together, to link together. kadokodokpene, vi.

kadokodokala   vi. to be complete, as a consequence of being added to. kadokehla, vt.

kadokodokpene   1. vi. to be connected. 2. n. connection. kadokepene, vt.

Kahdolik   n. Catholic. [Eng.]

kadongodong   adj. unlikable, obnoxious, despicable.

kadorsingko   n. mosquito coil. [Jap. katorisenkō]

kadoaropwe, also koadoaroapwe.   meing. vt. to read. cf. wadek₁.

kaduh   vt. to submerge.

kahdsuwed   vi. to injure a reputation. kahdsuwedih

kahdsuwedih   vt. to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of. cf. [meing] koasoarsuwedih.

kat, also ka₁, aka₁, akat.   dem. mod. these, by me.

kaht₁   n. ant.

kaht₂   n. cat. [Eng.]

kataiau   adj. dilatory, said of a child who stalls before carrying out instructions.

katairong   vi. to be noisy; a command to Shut up! or Be quiet! kataironge, vt.

kataironge   vt. to disturb with noise. katairong, vi.

Katau   archaic. n. a general name for lands beyond the horizon, the sky world, sometimes more specifically associated with Kosrae.

Katau Peidak   archaic. n. 'upwind Katau', a general term for islands to the east of Pohnpei, sometimes specifically associated with Kosrae; the eastern spirit-world.

Katau Peidi   archaic. n. 'downwind Katau'; a general term for islands to west of Pohnpei, sometimes specifically associated with Yap.

katauk   meing. n. canoe house. cf. imwenwar, imwen wahr.

kataul   n. (3sg. kataule) gizzard; slang for penis.

kataul en uht   n. hand of bananas.

kataur₁   n. shellfish sp., found in both fresh and salt water.

kataur₂   vt. to weigh something down, to load something with a lot of weight. Re douda pohn wahro oh katauredi. They climbed on the canoe and weighed it down.

katautauwih, also katoutouwih.   vt. to burden, to trouble. katoutou, adj.

kataman   1. vt. to remember or recollect; to carry a number, as in the process of addition. 2. n. remembrance, recollection. ketemen, vi.

katamaniki   vt. to remind.

katamanpe   n3s. remembrance, commemoration of.

katanga   vt. to send one on an errand; to operate a machine; to supervise an activity or business.

katapan   adj. useful, worthwhile, valuable, advantageous.

katapwure   vt. to roll, to move while rotating. ketepwur, vi.

katar   n. fern spp., Sphaeropteris lunulata or Sphaeropteris nigricans, a tree fern commonly used for house posts.

kate   vt. to stone, to throw rocks at.

katehlap   vi. to be widened. katehlapa, vt.

katehlapa   vi. to widen. katehlap, vi.

katempa   vt. to obey, to honor.

katempahdi   vt. to calm down a crowd, to conciliate.

katenihala, also katenihla.   vt. to make something pasty or sticky, such as a starchy liquid.

katenihla   vt. see katenihala.

kateng   1. n. belt; protection, safety. 2. vi., vt. to wear a belt; to safeguard. 1. Mie ahn ohlo ah keteng That man has a belt. 2. Pohnpei kateng weliniak. Pohnpei wears a belt of mangrove forests. katenge, vt.

katenge   vt. to tighten. E katengehdi pirapiro. He tightened the knot. katengeteng, vi.

katengenei   vi. to begin to fly, of a young bird.

katengeniot   meing. n. (3sg. katengeniotihr) gums, of the teeth. cf. utuhn ngih, otohn ngih.

katengenioar   n. mangrove swamp around an island. Naniak wia katengenioar. The mangrove swamp provides coastal protection.

katengenihk   n. mangrove sp.

katengepwel   n. a pair of large stones set on the ground next to and outside of the pair of logs that provide the main support for the fireword structure of an uhmw.

katengpe   n. fastening, security.

katep₁   n. a pile of leaves or split banana stems placed on the ground to cushion the fall of breadfruit being harvested.

katep₂   n. (3sg. katepe) worth, usefulness.

katepe   n. effect. Sohte katepe. It has no effect.

katepeik   1. n. feast given to celebrate the first fishing trip with a new canoe. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

katepweke   vt. to throw at.

katehria   archaic. n. a cup made of a half of a coconut shell, commonly used as a cup for drinking kava.

kati   vt. to discuss.

katih   vt. to invoke the spirit of someone who is dead. E katihada ngenen lih mehlaho. She invoked the spirit of the dead woman.

katiala   adv. ever, by any chance. Ma i katiala kohla Awai, i pahn wahdo noumw ukelele. If I ever go to Hawaii, I will bring you a ukulele.

katiamauwih   vt. to tempt. katiamau₂, vi.

katiasang   vt. to miss an event or opportunity; to fail at something; to lose one's footing.

katieni, also ketieni.   vi. a spirit (eni) sickness, causing one to speak incoherently, use obscenities, and have bad dreams.

katik₁   adj. bitter tasting, of anything.

katik₂   n. fish sp.

katik₃   vt. to underestimate, to belittle.

katikala   vt. to take in, as clothing; to discourage. ketikila, vi.

katikitikih   vt. to make small, to reduce in size.

kating, also keting.   n. payment or reward; food provided in return for labor; food provided for a hunting or fishing trip.

katingih   vt. to give food, to pay, to give goods as payment.

katipw   vi. to break, as a piece of wood.

katihtihala, also katihtihla.   vi. to cause to become thin.

katihtihla   vi. see katihtihala.

katoutou   1. n. grief, trouble. 2. adj. burdensome, troubling. katautauwih, katoutouwih, vt.

katoutoupe   n3s. burden.

katoutouwih, also katautauwih.   vt. to burden, to trouble. katoutou, adj.

katokiedi   vt. to stop; to shorten. katokotokidi, vi.

katokotokidi   vi. to be stopped, to be shortened. katokiedi, vt.

katol   n. plant sp.

katohre   vt. to separate, to sort; to subtract. katohrohr, vi.

katohrepeseng   vt. to separate or sort by type or category; to segregate.

katohrek   vt. cause to be moved or slid.

katohrepeseng   vt. to separate or sort by type or category; to segregate. katohrohrpeseng, vi.

katohrohr   1. vi. to be separated, to be sorted; to be segregated. 2. n. subtraction. katohre, vt.

katohrohrpeseng   vi. to be separated or sorted by type or category; to be segregated. katohrepeseng, vt.

katohtowehla   vt. to make more of, to duplicate.

katuh   vt. to cause or bring about a meeting or encounter. E katuhpene ohlo oh liho. She caused that man and that woman to meet.

katuk₁   vt. to stab.

katukedi   vt. to wound by stabbing.

katuk₂   vt. to place in close proximity.

katuke   vt. to stop. cf. [meing] keilepeh.

katukehdi   vt. to stop something from continuing.

katukedi   vt. to wound by stabbing.

katungoale   vt. to feed; to give food.

katuhpene   vt. to introduce.

katwelwel, also ketwelwel.   archaic. n. tail.

kawa₂, also kawakusu.   n. leather shoes. [Jap. kawa : leather]

kawaii   vt. to move something slowly and quietly; to snatch, to steal, to do something illegal.

karahkidi   vi. to crouch down; to come down or descend from the sky, as thunder or an airplane.

kawahki   vt. to depend on.

kawakusu, also kawa₂.   n. leather shoes. [Jap. kawagutsu]

kawalakala, also kawalakihala.   vt. to widen.

kawalakihala   vt. see kawalakala.

kawalu   n. medicinal herb.

kawaluh   num. ninth.

kawahn melimel   n. a feast that occurs during a typhoon.

kawarak   vt. to breed an animal.

kawahsak   vt. to widen an opening for liquids. kawahsek, vi.

kawahsek   vi. to be widened, said of an opening for liquids. kawahsak, vi.

kawad   vi. to assign someone a difficult task. I kawadkinirail. I consider them to be exceptionally courageous.

kawada   vt. to erect, to raise; to constitute, to create, as a kousapw; to drink directly from a container. cf. [meing] kaurakih, kaureke.

kawadiki   vt. to depend on, to rely on. Se kin kawadikinirial. We normally rely on them.

kawawih   vt. to honor, to pay respect to, to give a feast in honor of visiting soupeidi.

kaweikek   adj. poignant.

kaweirek   vi. to be afflicted by something, either emotionally or physically.

kaweid   1. vt. to lead or guide; to set an example for; to advise; to give directions. 2. n. directions, as on labels; advice,. 1. I kak kaweidirail. I can advise them. 2. Wadek kaweid me mi ni koruko. Read the directions on the package. cf. [meing] kepindewe, serierlap.

kaweidsuwed   adj. ill-advised. kaweidsuwedih, vt.

kaweidsuwedih   vt. to give bad advice. kaweidsuwed, adj.

kawehla   vt. to break, to destroy, to ruin.

kahwen teki   n. turkey tail. Mehn Pohnpei iouki kahwen teki. Pohnpeians like turkey tail. [Eng. teki : turkey]

kawenehdi, also kaunehdi.   vt. to lay someone or something down; to change something from a vertical to a horizontal position;.

kawehpwepe   n. explanation, translation.

kawehwe₁   vt. to explain, to translate or interpret, to teach.

kawehwe₂   1. meing. vi. to burp, to belch. 2. meing. n. burp, belch. cf. kirer.

kawikala   vt. to change, to alter. kewikila, vi.

kawiliali   vt. to exchange.

kawinie   vt. to treat medically.

kahwun   vi. neut. to scale or pluck. kahwuna, kahwune, vt.

kahwuna, also kahwune.   vt. to scale or pluck. kahwun, vi.

kahwune   vt. see kahwuna.

ke₁   subj. pron. you. cf. [meing] re, komw.

ke₂   vt. to bite. keikei, vi. cf. [meing] irese.

kehamwise   n. plant sp., Vitex trifolia, subsp. trifolia, the leaves of which are burned at night to keep mosquitoes away.

kei-   vi. to move. Ohlo keido limwahi. That man moved near me. kai-, vt.

kehi   n. large yam tied to a pole, requiring two men to carry it; the name of the pole the yam is tied to.

keielek   1. meing. vi. to move, as in one's own body movement. 2. meing. n. motion, movement; action, affairs. 1. Re sohte keielek. He is not moving. cf. mwekid.

keielekida   vi. to start a process or procedure, of a court hearing; to convene, of a meeting.

keieng   vt. to be affiliated with, to associate with, to be related to. Komw keieng ohlo? Are you affiliated with that man?

kehieng   vt. to be allergic to, to easily contract, as an illness.

keii   1. vi. neut. to anoint; to apply to the skin, as medicine. 2. n. oil, lotion, ointment. keiie, vt.

keiie   vt. see keii.

keiiehdi   vt. to anoint with oil; to consecrate.

keiieu, also keieu.   1. num. first. 2. adv. most.

keiiehdi   vt. to anoint with oil; to consecrate.

keik   n. cake. [Eng.]

keika   dem. mod. see keikat.

keikat, also keika.   archaic. dem. mod. these, by me. sahpwekeikat these lands.

keikei   vi. to bite. ke₂, vt.

keikeipene   vi. to be bitten. Sohn keikeipene. John was bitten.

keil   n. tree sp., Commersonia bartramia.

keilahn aio   n. long ago, a vague temporal designation of the time when the first humans were present on the island. Wahr oapwoat seisang sekeren wai keilahn aio. A canoe traveled from a foreign shore long ago.

keilahsang   vt. to move further away from.

keile   n3s. edge.

keilepeh   meing. vt. to stop. Mwohnsapw keilepehdi doadaohk en rahno. Mwohnsapw stopped the work on that day. cf. katukih, katuke.

keilikpe, also kailikpe.   n. external boundary, surroundings. Kahn nih me wia keilikpen sapweio. A line of coconut trees forms the external boundary of my property.

keimw   n. (3sg. keimwi) corner, angle; sub-subclan, within a keinek.

keimwin sou   n. lineage, descendants of sisters.

keimwinneh   n3s. heel. cf. timwenpwel.

keimwinpeh   n3s. elbow, the outer curve of something.

keimwinwar   n. (3sg. keimwinwere) either end of a canoe.

keimwisak   vt. to finish; to accomplish something. keimwisek, vi.

keimwisek   vi. to be finished; to be accomplished. keimwisak, vt.

kehimwidi   vi. to become very ill, incapacitated, or bed-ridden.

keimwoale   vi. to be oiled, to be shiny with oil.

keimwpahieu   1. n. rectangle. 2. vi. to be rectangular.

keimwsiluh   1. n. triangle. 2. vi. to be triangular.

kein   n. tree sp.

keinahki   vt. to blame.

keinangih, also kainangih.   vt. to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire. kaineng, adj.

keinapwih   vt. to prohibit. keinepwi, vi.

keinek   n. a subclan.

keinemwe   1. meing. vt. to ask, to question (used only by the Nahnmwarki), to inquire, to ask, to check, to question. 2. meing. n. inquiry. see keinamwe. cf. kalelapak, idek.

keinepwi   vi. to be prohibited. keinapwih, vt.

keinimek   adj. uninformed.

keinihn   meing. vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. cf. sakaula.

keinuhnu   meing. n. nose. cf. tumwe.

keingihng   1. adj. tilted, listing. 2. vi. to tilt to one side.

keipa   archaic. adj. skillful, brave.

keipwekidi   meing. vi. to sit down. cf. mwohndi.

keipwel   n. cable, as for cable TV. [Eng.]

keipweni   meing. interj. an expression commonly used when making a speech in the presence of important people, asking forgiveness for one's unworthiness; an acknowledgment that the Nahnmwarki is a representative of the Enihlap and merits great honor. Keipwini pohn erekisohn Isipahu. Let the Great Spirit descend upon his highness Isipahu.

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

keirek₂   n. the sacred eel that lived in a well on Idehd that embodied Nahnisohnsapw. kairak, vt.

keirier   n. era, reign.

keirierwouap   n. firstborn.

keiru   vi. to stay temporarily.

keirda   vi. to grow up, to progress.

keisar   n. (3sg. keisere) pancreas.

keisartik   n. spleen.

keisek   num. tenth.

keisoar   n. coconut oil.

keisuh   num. seventh.

keid, also weid₂.   vi. to walk in a specific direction.

kehid   n. plant sp., useful in starting fires.

keidad   n. an edible bivalve, Gafrarium pectinatum eaten when available.

keidek   meing. vt. to ask, referring only to the Nahnken. cf. idek, kalelapak.

keidekidi   meing. vi. to fall down. cf. pwupwidi.

keidenpwong, also keidpwong.   vi. to stay overnight.

keidialidi   meing. vi. to stop and rest during an overland journey. cf. uhdi.

keidimah   adj. critical, insensitive, tactless.

keidisol, also kaidisol.   1. n. the last feast of the yam season, usually occuring in April or June, in which uncooked clusters of kehp toantoal are used as tribute. 2. vi. to end the yam season; to prepare that feast.

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

keidoke   meing. vt. to hear, to listen attentively. cf. rong.

keidu   n. central post of a feasthouse.

keidupwus   adj. hairy, of the navel.

keidloaloh   1. meing. adj. to miss a person or a place, to to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine for home. 2. meing. n. homesickness. cf. loaloid.

keidpwong, also keidenpwong.   meing. vi. to stay overnight.

keidpwongidi, also keidpwong.   meing. vi. to stay overnight, to go to bed, to bed down. Mwohnsapw keidpwongidi Lenger. Mwohnsapw stayed overnight on Lenger. cf. pweidi.

keitiek, also kaitiek.   vt. to cause another to hang his/her head in shame or embarrasment; to degrade someone, to put someone down. I keitiek lahpo. I put that guy down.

keitik, also keitikitik.   1. n. movement. 2. vi. to move slightly.

keitikitik   n. see keitik.

keitikpene   vi. to huddle.

keiwetik   n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.

kehohla, also kehnohla.   adj. easily broken .

kehoaroahr   n. plant sp., with a pink flower, Derris trifoliata, used as a fish bait.

kehuh   n. mast of a canoe or ship.

keulap   meing. n. (3sg. keulapahr) elbow, crook of the arm, forearm; measurement of arms length when constructing a canoe. cf. tipwengen peh.

keuhleng   meing. vi. to stand. cf. kesihnen.

keumarepada   meing. vt. to raise a cover of some type to take cover from the rain. Mwohnsapw keumarepada ampero. His highness raised the umbrella to take cover from the rain. cf. upada.

keurahpene   vt. to combine, to unify. kekeurahpene, vi.

keuras, also keurahs.   1. n. inauguration feast for a chief on his assumption of power. 2. vi. to give such a feast.

keurahs   see keuras.

keurese   vt. to give an inauguration feast for. Kitail pahn keurese Pwoud Lepen Nett kapw. We will inaugurate the new Pwoud Lepen Nett .

keus   archaic. interr. Who goes there?

keusahninsed   1. n. an alert call given for the purpose of identifying the occupants of a canoe. 2. vi. to call out "who goes there" to a canoe. 1. Keusahninsed kin wiawiheng wahr ansou me re pesereid ni pwongen rot. An alert call is usually made when canoes cross paths in the dark of night. keusahninsedih, vt.

keusih   vt. to call out "who goes there".

keuwed   1. meing. vi. to whistle. 2. meing. n3s. whistle. cf. kuwai.

keuwi   slang. vt. to chase someone, with the intent of fighting.

kehk   1. adj. numb. 2. n. numbness.

keke   1. vt. to reach, to attain. 2. n. reed, cane (the plant). 1. I sohte keke. I can't reach it.

kehke   n. (3sg. kehkeh) stem of a fruit.

kehkei   n. any frightening thing or person, used with children.

kekeurahpene   vi. to be combined, to be unified . keurahpene, vt.

kekel   1. adj. hard, not soft. 2. vi. to have an erection. 3. n. erection.

kehkehlik   1. n. vow, pledge; will, last testament. 2. vi. to give instructions before leaving or dying; to make a will. cf. [meing] pilerehre.

kehkehlingki   vi. to order; to enjoin.

kekeluwak   adj. hard, not soft; tough, as of meat.

kekeluwakala   vi. to be hardened.

kekehnihr   n. feeling, during sex or as if experiencing sex.

kehki   n. ripe coconut, copra.

kekiang   vi. to limp.

kekihleng   n. a coconut that sprouts when not on the ground, for example as a consequence of getting stuck in a tree.

kekihpwel   n. a coconut that sprouts while on the ground.

kekihr₁   1. n. a type of taut line fishing, done off the bottom. 2. vi. to taut line fish off the bottom.

kekihr₂   meing. vt. to swallow. cf. kedenla, kadalle, kadanle.

kekihrnamwoal   meing. vi. to swallow. kekihrnamwoale, vt. cf. kedendel.

kekihrnamwoale   meing. vt. to swallow. kekihrnamwoal, vi. cf. kadalle, kedenla, kadanle.

kekuhrek   meing. vi. to blink. cf. marep₁.

kekuhrekpene   meing. vi. to close one's eyes. cf. meirpene.

kehkla   adj. to give out from exhaustion, to become numb.

kel   vi. to be enclosed, to be penned up, to be fenced in, to be walled off, to be encircled. kele, vt.

kehl₁   n. strength, power, health, life. Sohte ahi kehl pohmwail. I have no power over you.

kehl₂   n. enclosure, pen, fence, wall, as of a fort; an encircling fish net.

kehl₃   1. adj. very hot, of objects. 2. n. heat.

kehl₄, also kehlpene.   vt. to tie together, to fasten together.

kehlpene   vt. see kehl₄.

kehlail   1. adj. strong, powerful, healthy. 2. adv. forcefully, strongly. cf. [meing] dedeila, iasenei.

kehlailda   vi. to recover from an illness. Liho kehlailda mwurin ah ale winien Pohnpei. The lady recovered from her illness after taking local medicine.

kehlap   n3s. right hand man. Pali kehlapeiet kehkla. My right hand became numb.

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

kehlapapiso   n. see kelapapiso.

kele   vt. to enclose, to pen up, to fence, to wall off, to encircle. Re kele neirail pwihngko. They penned up their pigs. kel, vi.

keleu, also kolou.   n. hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava; also used to make canoe paddles, knife handles, and canoe outriggers. cf. [meing] kotelel.

keleun and   n. hibiscus sp., Kleinhovia hospita, used for making outriggers.

keleun wai   n. hibiscus sp., China rose, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.

keleun wengsakau, also keleun wiesakau.   n. hibiscus bast used in the preparation of kava.

keleun wiesakau   n. hibiscus bast used in the preparation of kava. cf. [meing] kotelel.

keleunieng   1. n. a chief's responsiveness to the needs of the people. 2. vi. to be responsive to the needs of the people.

keleunleng   n. hibiscus sp.

kelek   n. a large basket made from a palm frond.

kehlek   n. hibiscus (keleu) used to tie a basket (kiam) together.

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

kelekel mwahn   n. orchid sp., wild, with wide leaves.

kelekel pein   n. orchid sp., wild, with small leaves.

kehlekpene   vt. to tie together.

kelemw   adj. scary, triggering a fear of ghosts or of the dead. kalamwih, vt.

kelemwur   vi. to be watered; to be cooled with water. kalamwur, vt.

kelen mahn   n. cage.

keleng   meing. n. canoe. cf. wahr.

kehleng   meing. vi. to stand. kehlenge, kehlengih, vt. cf. kesihnen.

kehlenge, also kehlengih.   meing. vt. to make someone stand, to set someone upright. kehleng, vi. cf. kesihnene.

kehlengih   vt. see kehlenge.

kelengk   adj. causing acrophobia or vertigo.

kelengksapw   adj. shameful; depleted, of land.

kelehpw   vi. to be alone. E kelehpw. He was alone. cf. [meing] kalapwuk, kautohr.

Kelepwel   n. an islet in Nan Madol where Saudeleur kept Isokelekel and his people.

kelepwiki   1. vi. to genuflect. 2. n. genuflection.

kelepwukihdi   vi. to kneel down. cf. [meing] kerepwel₂.

keliali   1. meing. vi. to vomit. 2. meing. n. vomit. cf. mmwus.

kelik   adj. trustworthy, trusted, reliable, dependable; intensive, deep. I pahn ale kaweid sang ohl kelik kan. I will seek advice from those trustworthy men. Ohlo meir kelik. The man is deep in sleep.

kehlik   vi. type of net fishing done by placing the net where the waves are breaking.

kelikahsih   vt. to rock a baby in a hammock or swing; to sway one's arms while walking; to push something hanging from a rope. Liho kelikahsih serio. The woman rocked the baby.

kelikawih, also kalikawih.   vt. to dress someone.

kelikemwe   vt. to disbelieve.

kelikilik   n. prohibition. E konehng en mie kelikilik en laid en wehi. There should be a prohibition on turtle fishing.

kelikilikidi   vi. to be prohibited.

kelimau   num. fifth.

kelimwed, also kalimwed.   n. bird sp., island swiftlet, Aerodramus vanikorensis.

kelingan, also kalingan.   n. glory; beauty.

kelingana, also kalingana.   vt. to beautify, to embellish, to decorate; to glorify.

kelingeringer   adj. irritating, disturbing, agitating.

kelipa₁   vt. to exile. Mehn Sehmen ko kelipahla mehn Sokehs Palau. The Germans exiled the people of Sokehs to Palau.

kelipa₂   meing. vt. to joke with, to tease. cf. kamwane.

kelipak   n. bird species, Carolines swiftlet, Callacalin inquieta.

kelipilip   n. a place of exile.

kelipilipala   vi. to be exiled to.

kelisahk   vi. to be tossed sidearmed, to be caused to swing. E kak kelisahk pwe e me marahra. It can be tossed sidearmed, because it's light. kelisahkih, vt.

kelisahkih   vt. to toss out with a sidearm motion, to swing someone on a swing. kelisahk, vi.

keliseian en mei, also kanaitik.   n. a method of making breadfruit trees bear fruit earlier, done by making four cuts about the length of a hand lengthwise on the stem, approximately 1.5 feet above the ground.

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

kelupwulupw   vi. to be scraped.

keluhwanda   vt. to make incomplete.

kehllukpene   vi., vt. to tie or to be tied together.

kelmahu, also limwediliniak.   n. fern sp., Davallia pectinata.

kehlpene   vt. see kehl₄.

kehmah   n. tree sp., Terminalia carolinensis.

keme   vt. to spank or beat. kamakam, vi.

kemei   n. shellfish, Garfrarium tumidum, eaten when available.

kehmei   1. n. the first feast of the breadfruit season; eleven baked maikol are arranged in a basket and presented to the Nahnmwarki who takes four ritual bites of a fruit; eight fruits are presented to other chiefs; this feast marks the opening of the breadfruit season. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. cf. [meing] pwatemei.

kemeik   n. fish sp., humphead parrotfish, a variety of Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.

kemeimeiso   1. meing. vi. to pluck gray hair or whiskers. 2. n. tweezers, an implement for plucking whiskers, traditionally small shells. cf. uspwetepwet.

kemeiso   meing. n. an implement for plucking hair from a beard. cf. mehn uspwetepwet.

kemeu   n. Cynometra bijuga, wood use for adze handles.

kehmelimel, also likaritikitik.   n. plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.

kemehnkouruhr   adj. funny, amusing, boisterous.

kemehnpou   adj. cold, causing to be cold. cf. [meing] pwoaikentehine.

kemenseng₁   1. meing. vi. to eat breakfast. 2. meing. n. breakfast. cf. deied, mwengehn menseng.

kemenseng₂   n. a kava planting; area where kava is planted.

kemenda, also kamanda.   vt. to tame.

kemerek   vi. to be spread out. kamarak, vt.

kemed   n. sp. of sea cucumber.

kemedipwe, also kamadipwe.   vt. to make a feast in honor of someone of high esteem. kamadipw, vi. cf. [meing] kasaune.

kemisik   n. fresh water eel.

kemoahreleng   vi. to start a fire for an uhmw.

kehmmarepe   n. a wild yam variety, a variety kehpineir.

kehmmarepehn kempuwetik   n. a wild yam variety, a variety of kehpineir.

kemmad, also kiemmad.   1. vi. to put on dry clothing. 2. n. dry clothing one puts on, extra clothing taken on a trip. kemmade, vt. cf. [meing] kangalangal.

kemmada, also kammada.   vt. to dry.

kemmade   vt. to provide dry clothing to someone who is wet. Kitail kemmede irail pwe re wisekesekala. Let us provide them with dry clothes because they got wet. kemmad, kiemmad, vi. cf. [meing] kangalangale.

kemmwar   1. vi. to be given a title. 2. n. the act of conveying a title. kemmware, vt.

kemmware   vt. to give a title. kemmwar, vi.

kehmmwas, also kehmpuwetik.   n. a wild yam varety, with fibrous roots, a variety of kehpineir.

kehmmwot   n. a yam cultivar, bearing seeds.

kehmmwot en pohnpei   n. a yam cultivar.

kehmmwuterek en enipein   n. a yam cultivar from Enipein.

kempa₁   n. Pohnpeian holy week, a week of worship in the traditional religion.

kempa₂   n. department. I doadoahk ong kempahn kamarain ansou ieu mahs. I worked for the department of education in the past. [Jap. gemba]

kempak   adj. shallow as a consequence of being flat-bottomed, as a canoe.

kehmpalahi   n. a yam cultivar, Dioscorea bulbifera, that produces fruit on the vine.

kehmpekehi   n. a yam cultivar.

kempenial   n. bush sp., Psychotria hombroniana.

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

kehmpuwalap   n. a yam cultivar, a variety of kehpineir with a short and bulky tuber.

kehmpuwetik, also kehmmwot.   n. a wild yam variety, with fibrous roots, a variety of kehpineir, now cultivated by some.

kehmwakar   adj. easily slighted .

kemweit   n. entertainment; serenade. cf. [meing] kamahlahl₁.

kemwekid   1. vi. neut. to be made to move or shake. 2. n. a motion, as in a legislative proceeding, action. kamwakid, vt.

kemwene   vt. to joke with, to tease. kamwan, vi. cf. [meing] kalipe, kadillepe.

kemwere, also kamwere.   vi. to gesture menacingly, to feint a blow.

kemwetimwet   vi. to make a polite but empty gesture.

kehmwomw   1. n. a type of net fishing, done by first setting a net and then chasing fish into the net with a canoe. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.

kemwurumwur   1. n. last wish before death. 2. vi. to make a last wish. cf. [meing] kedeurlik.

kehmwut   n. plant sp., Gironniera celtidifolia.

kehmpwedawel   n. a yam cultivar.

kehn₁   adv. easily. E kehn lingeringer. He is easily angered.

kehn₂   vt. to feel, to experience.

kehn arahr   n. the edge of a trodden path mark by aligned stones.

kehn nek, also kehnek.   adj. prone to premature ejaculation.

kehnaudek, also kahnaudek.   n. oppression. Dene nan mwein Saudeleur, aramas mihla pahn kehnaudek. It is said that during the reign of the Saudeleurs, people were subjected to oppression.

kehnaramas   adj. of a place, attracting many people.

kene   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for edibles. E sohte kang kene dohnaso. He didn't eat his doughnut. cf. [meing] koanoat.

kenei sakau   1. vi. to eat after drinking kava. 2. n. meal after kava. cf. [meing] pailoal.

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

keneinei   adj. cherished, well cared for. kanai, vt.

keneipwong   vi. to hold a wake until burial, to join family members or clansmen to conduct vigil at members house who may have experienced some unexpected turn of events.

keneitik   vi. to assist a woman at childbirth. kanaitik, vt.

kehnek, also kehn nek.   adj. prone to premature ejaculation.

kehnekuh   n. the first kava stone located to the right as you enter a feasthouse.

Kenen   n. the Protestant mission established in Mesenieng in 1865. [Eng. Canaan]

-kenen   aff. suffix used to form singular emphatic pointing and demonstrative pronouns. iet here, by me, ietkenen here by me!; met this one, by me, metkenen this one, by me!

-kenenkan   aff. suffix used to form plural emphatic pointing and demonstrative pronouns.

kenenlo   vi. to try to win someone over when many ignore him.

kenehnlo   adj. ungrateful, insensitive, insincere. Ohl kenenloh mwo pwe, ma e anahne mehkot, ah e tehkuhk; a ma soh, ah e kin sirangkau. The man is ungrateful because, if he needs something, he is nice; if not, then he is snobbish.

kenenseh   n. fern sp., Bolbitis heteroclita.

kener   adj. sensitive to pain; ticklish.

keniken   adj. favorite, favored.

kenikenla   vi. to become acceptable.

kehnohla, also kehohla.   adj. easily broken .

kehnkot   n. bridge.

kehnlangiso, also kalangiso.   meing. n. the name of the first beam as you enter a feasthouse. Pekinleng kin seliepida ni kehnlangiso. The pekinleng is usually tied to the kehnlangiso. cf. lohlo.

kehnmand, also kehnmant.   n. tree spp., Aidia racemosa, Geniostoma repestre, and Cyclophyllum barbatum.

kehnmant   n. see kehnmand.

kehnmoal   n. tree sp., used medicinally.

kehnpal   adj. illegible.

kehnpap   n. tree sp., Syzygium carolinense, branches used for poles in house building.

kenpihpi   n. cunnilingus.

kehnpwe   n. first day of mourning.

kehnpwil, also nikenpiri.   n. tree sp., Garcinia ponapensis; medicine made from this tree is used for stopping menstrual bleeding or dysentery; also good firewood.

kehnpwud   n. a cup made from a coconut shell for drinking kava.

kens   1. n. yaws, a tropical disease that first affects the skin and later the bones. 2. vi. to be infected; to ulcerate.

kensa   vi. to examine, to have a physical examination. [Jap. kensa]

kehnsar   1. vi. to perform the final dance in a traditional dance performance. 2. n. the name of this dance.

kehnseng   1. meing. vi. to wait. 2. interj. Wait! 1. Komw kehnseng! Wait! kehnsenge, vt. cf. awih.

kehnsenge   meing. vt. to wait for. Komw pahn kak kehnsenge tohn sahiet? Will you be able to wait for the members of this voyage? cf. awih.

kensipakudang   n. atomic bomb, nuclear weapon. [Jap. genshibakudan]

kensoare   vt. to entice.

kehnda wasa   vi. to come to, to regain consciousness.

kehndake   n. ladder, steps, stairs.

kehndawih   vt. to place a pole or a line to serve as a kehndou. kehndou, vi.

kendenkemwe   vt. to distrust, to disbelieve.

kendip₁   vi. to spit. cf. [meing] linohdi, lik₃.

kendip₂   n. fish sp.

kendo   1. vi. to estimate. 2. n. estimate, estimation. [Jap. kendō]

kehndou   1. n. a line or pole placed between a yam planting and the branches of a tree in order to direct the growth of the yam vine upward; the second growth stage of yam, when it begin to climb the kehndou, March through May. 2. vi. to employ a line or pole as a kehndou. kehndawih, vt.

kehndou pwehl   vi. to be in opposition with a family member.

kent   n. (3sg. kenti) urine.

kehnti   n. the two central outrigger supports of a canoe that go from the hull to the outrigger.

kehntik   adj. easily awakened.

kehnwasa   adj. easily awakened; conscious.

keng   adj. sharp, of an edge or point.

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

kengelengele, also kangalangale.   meing. vt. to provide dry clothing for someone who is wet. cf. kemmade.

kengir   n. belt.

kehngid   n. , mango, a generic term for any of a number of varieties or cultivars, Mangifera indica; wild mango and Mangifera minor.

kehngid en meinuwe   n. a mango cultivar.

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

kehngid en sallong   n. a mango cultivar.

kehngid pweinaper   n. a mango cultivar, tasting and smelling like pineapple.

kehngitik   vi. to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze. cf. [meing] pohnieng, pohres.

kengk   n. coconut, containing no nut.

kengkanahda   vt. to rekindle a fire. kengkanda, vi.

kengkanda   vi. to cause to be rekindled, of a fire. Karisihno me kengkanda tuihko. It is the kerosene that caused the firewood to be rekindled. kengkanahda, vt.

kengkang   n. porch; covered stoop of a Japanese style house. [Jap. genkan : entryway]

kengkeng   adj. peak, pointed. Dohlo kengkengda. The mountain has a peak.

kengkiresek   n. fellatio.

kengrou   adj. always blamed for mishaps.

kep₁   vi. to consume something, especially medicine, before kava.

kep₂   n. cup. [Eng.]

kehp   n. a generic term for yams, Dioscorea alalta, Dioscorea esculanta, Dioscorea nummularia, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla, and possibly Dioscorea flabellifolia.

kehp akitik   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp arar   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp kos   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp lapwed   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp meir kelik mwotomwot   n. a yam cultivar, slow in maturing.

kehp meir kelik pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar, slow in maturing, having white flesh.

kehp meir kelik weitahta   n. a yam cultivar, slow in maturing, having red flesh.

kehp mwotelel   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp mwoten namwanamw   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp mwoten pahsed   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp mwuterek   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pahini   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp palai en meitipw   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pwengkin, also masaloal.   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pwediwel pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pwediwel weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pwetepwet   n. early maturing white yams, one of the two major categories of yams recognized by Pohnpeians. see kehp toantoal.

kehp pwetepwet en takaieu   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pwohmwahu pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp pwohmwahu weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp sahle   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp send   n. a yam cultivar.

kehp silik   n. a yam cultivar, having red flesh.

kehp depwen   n. a yam with a single tuber.

kehp tang nan weli   n. a son who behaves like his father; a chip off the old block.

kehp tipaker   n. a yam cultivar, cigar-shaped.

kehp toantoal   n. black yams, one of the two major categories of yams recognized by Pohnpeians. see kehp pwetepwet.

kehp tuhke, also menioak, dapiohka.   n. cassava, manioc, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch.

Kehpara   n. an island off the southwest coast of Pohnpei through whose reef channel Isokelekel first entered Pohnpeian waters.

kepe-   vt. to carry in a bundle. Liho kepehla arail tuwi. That woman carried their bundle of firewood.

kepeh   polite. n3s. thigh.

kehpei   n. tree sp.; very light driftwood; cork.

kepeia   vt. to consider fortunate.

kepeiahda   vt. to make one rich. Mwangas me kepeiahda ohlo. Copra is what made that man rich.

kepeik   vi. to carry on one's shoulder. kapaik, vt.

kepeira   1. vi. to put out runners in all directions, of a yam vine. 2. n. the third growth stage of a yam.

kepehiso   meing. n3s. thigh. cf. dahng, tepindang.

kepeu, also kopou.   adj. cold, cool, chilly.

kepeukuhk   meing. n. sennit. cf. kisin pwehl.

kepel   vi. to be kneaded, as of dough. kapal, vt.

kepelipel   adj. taboo.

kepelmar   vi. to kneed mahr₁.

kepelsalehd, also kepinsalehd.   1. humiliative. n. sickness, disease, illness. 2. humiliative. adj. sick, diseased, ill.

kepelsalehdala, also kepinsalehdala.     vi. to die.

kepeldoal   vi. to mix things in while kneading something.

kehpenei en sapahn   n. a yam cultivar, believed to have come from Saipan.

kehpenei inarongemahl   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpenei inousohdi   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpenei inosipehd   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpenei kesu   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpenei kopou   n. a yam cultivar.

kepennok   n. a broom or duster for use in residential quarters. cf. [meing] lempweilleng, lempweinleng, souwel ihmw.

keper   adj. dangerous.

keperen likend , also peipei aramas.   n. fern sp., Histiopteris incisa.

keperepere   n3s. descendant, offspring, usually of animals.

kehperet   n. a yam cultivar.

kepikipik   n. creation; environment, nature, resource.

kepikirot   vi. to be in the dark without a source of light.

Kepihleng   n. an ancient name for a once independent area of central Kitti that had its capital at Sapwtakai.

kepihleng   n. southern sky, southern horizon.

kepiloal₁   1. vi. to take medicine or magic for protection or to instill certain qualities in the one taking it. 2. n. the medicine or magic employed for this purpose.

kepiloal₂   adj. deep, of the hull of a canoe.

Kepin   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

kepin, also kapin₁.   n. captain of a ship. [Eng. captain]

kehpin and   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin awai sohkatepe   n. a yam cultivar, from Hawai'i, Dioscorea hispida.

Kepin Awak   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

kepin en sohp   n. a ship captain. I men tuhweng kepin en sohpet. I wish to see the captain of this ship. [Eng.]

kehpin iap pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar, having white flesh and fine meat, from Yap.

kehpin iap weitahta   n. a yam cultivar, from Yap.

kehpin ou   n. a yam cultivar.

kepin kasang   meing. n. (3sg. kepin kesenge) throat. cf. kepinwer, kepinwor.

kehpin kipar   n. a yam cultivar, from Kipar, fruit-bearing.

kehpin kipar en rapwaul   n. a yam cultivar, said to have come from Rabaul.

kehpin kipar weitahta   n. a yam cultivar, having red flesh.

kepin lahng, also kepinleng.   n. west.

kehpin lohd   n. a yam cultivar, from Lohd.

kehpin loangtakai   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin lupwu   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin mehlel   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin mweli   n. a yam cultivar, sweet-smelling.

kehpin mweli pwohmwahu weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin namwu eremia   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin namwu kepeu   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin namwu kepsu   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin namwu pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar, having sweet-smelling, white flesh.

kehpin namwu weitahta   n. a yam cultivar, having sweet-smelling, red flesh.

kehpin nan peilam   n. a yam cultivar, from Peilam.

kehpin nihpwung   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin palau pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar, from Palau, having white flesh.

kehpin palau weitahta   n. a yam cultivar, from Belau, having red flesh.

kehpin pahsed   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin pehleng   n. a yam cultivar, from Pehleng.

kehpin penieu pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar, from Penieu.

kehpin penieu weitahta   n. a yam cultivar, from Penieu.

kehpin pihsi   n. a yam cultivar from Fiji.

kehpin pwair   n. a yam cultivar, having a sweet flavor.

kepin pwalek   n. the ground area between an uhmw and the main post at the entrance of a feasthouse.

kehpin pwanuadu, also kiped.   n. a yam cultivar, believed to have come from Vanuatu.

kehpin pweisaper   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin rohda   n. a yam cultivar, from Rota.

kehpin sapahn   n. a yam cultivar, from Japan.

kehpin sapwehrek   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin seini   n. a yam cultivar, from China.

kehpin seipahn   n. a yam cultivar, from Saipan.

kehpin sounet   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin souwiso   n. a yam cultivar, from Souwiso.

kehpin dehpehk   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin dolen pohnpei   n. a white yam cultivar.

kehpin dolen waii   n. a class of yam cultivars. see kehpindol.

kehpin dolen waii ohreirei   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin dolen waii pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar, having white flesh.

kehpin dolen waii weitahta   n. a yam cultivar, having red flesh.

kepin tihn peh   n3s. shoulder joint.

kehpin tomwara   n. a yam cultivar, from Tomwara.

kehpin tomwara pwohmwahu   n. a yam cultivar from Tomwara, with a sweet smell.

kehpin wou   n. a yam cultivar.

kepina   n. governor, district administrator. [Eng.]

kepinan   1. vi. full of pus, pussy. 2. n. a pus filled infection.

kehpineir   n. a number of yams that grow semiwild, without cultivation, and without restrictions on when they can be harvested and eaten; Dioscorea nummularia.

kehpineir ahmarepe   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir ahmarepen kehmpuwetik   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir ahmarepen kehmpwuwalap   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir en wai   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir kehmmwas   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir kehpuwalap   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir kumwuten kidi   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir mpo   n. a yam cultivar.

Kepinkep   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

kepinkoanoat   n. gift of food, a title, or land from the Nahnmwarki, conveying acknowledgement, and often symbolizing respect, goodwill, and obligation.

kepinleng, also kepin lahng.   n. west.

kepinnamw loal   meing. adj. discreet, unpredictable, said of the Sohpeidi. Sohpeidi men uhdahn pahn kepinnamw loal. A member of the royalty is supposed to be discreet. cf. lamrir.

Kepinne   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw and Kitti.

kepinpaiki   n3s. lower part of the back of the head.

kepinpil   n. estuary, mouth of a river.

kepinsalehd, also kepelsalehd.   1. humiliative. n. sickness, disease, illness. 2. meing. vi. to be sick, to be ill. cf. soumwahu.

kepinsalehdala, also kepelsalehdala.     vi. to die.

kepinsinoangi   n. original branch of kava used for planting.

kepindau pilen   meing. adj. attractive, attracting plentiful resources, such as food and other contributions to a feast, attracting admiration or honor. Sohpeidi me kepindau pilen. Royalty attracts plentiful resources.

kepindewe   meing. vt. to lead or guide; to set an example for; to advise; to give directions. cf. kaweid.

kepindewehlap₁   meing. vi. to drink kava immediately after a Nahnmwarki,to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers. kepindewehlape, vt.

kepindewehlap₂   meing. n. directions, as on labels; advice,. cf. kaweid.

kepindewehlape   vt. to drink kava immediately after a Nahnmwarki, to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers. kepindewehlap₁, vi.

kehpindol   n. a general class of white yam cultivars.

kepindowe   vt. to welcome, to receive.

kepinwar   1. n. provisions taken on a trip; gift taken on a trip; good deeds, used biblically; advice taken to heart, fish acquired from another canoe in a exchange of fish. 2. vi. to be given provision to take on a trip; to be given advice to take to heart. kepinwere, vt.

kepinwariki   vt. to take on a trip. Se kepinwariki uhpwte. We took only coconuts with us.

kepinwer, also kepinwor.   n. (3sg. kepinwere) throat. cf. [meing] kepin kasang.

kepinwere   vt. to give fish to the occupant(s) of another fishing canoe, to give a gift to a departng party. kepinwar, vi.

kepinwereu   vi. to look with begging eyes at someone who is eating.

kepinwereuh   adj. constantly munching on food.

kepinwini   n. the final portion or dose of liquid extracted from a medicinal plant.

kepinwor   n. (3sg. kepinwore) throat. cf. [meing] kepin kasang.

kepinga   vt. to praise.

kepingahla   vt. to be amazed at, to be surprised at. I kepingahla amwail sarongorong. I am amazed at your stubborness.

kepingiping   1. adj. confusing, messy, chaotic; distressful, troublesome. 2. n. confusion; something that is troublesome or distressing.

kepir   1. n. male standing dance, employing carved ornamental paddles;. 2. vi. to be turned or twisted, to dance the paddle dance. kapir, vt.

kepir pohn wahr   1. n. a paddle dance performed on a canoe. 2. vi. to perform this dance.

Kepira   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

kepirek   vi. to turn one's head in contempt.

Kepirohi   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

kepirmeliek   1. vi. to run the hurdles. 2. n. the hurdles.

kepised   vi. to be infected by salt water.

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

kepidak   vt. to pass around, to pass indirectly; to get around, as a problem. kepidek, vi.

kepidek   vi. to be passed around, to be passed indirectly; to be gotten around, as a problem. kepidak, vt.

kepidekiong   vi. to be tranferred to.

kepit₁   vi. neut. to pry out; to relax a wire or stick under tension. kapit₂, vt.

kepit₂   1. adj. said of one who likes to tease or make fun of others. 2. n. joke. 3. vi. to joke with, to tease. kapitih, vt.

kepit₃   meing. n. (3sg. kepitie) voice. Wereila ahi sohte rong kepitien ohlo. It has been a while since I heard his voice. cf. ngihl.

kehpit   meing. n. knife, machete. cf. naip.

kepitipit   vi. to be sped up, to be made to go faster, to be hastened. kapitipit, vt.

kepitkihda   vt. to joke about. cf. [meing] kumwuskihda.

kepitwini   1. n. poison or black magic applied to a wound. 2. vi. to apply poison or black magic to a wound. kepitwinie, vt.

kepitwinie   vt. see kepitwini.

kehpuwetik   n. a yam cultivar, having no particular season.

kehpuwetik en kehmpuwalap   n. a yam cultivar.

kepsakau   1. vi. to eat before kava. 2. n. the meal before kava.

kehpsel   n. a yam cultivar, having fibrous flesh.

keptakai   adj. very stubborn.

kehpwalia   n. plant sp.

kehpwallal   n. a variety of yam, having no particular season.

kepwe   n. thing, possession; internal organs or guts of larger mammals; genitals.

kepweikang   vt. to criticize, to speak sharply to, to insult. Itarehr amwail kepweikangih ohlo. That's enough of your criticizing that man. kepweikeng, adj.

kepweikeng   1. adj. skillful in attacking others, critical. 2. n. criticism. kepweikang, vt.

kepweipweida   1. vi. to be implemented. 2. n. implementation.

kehpwel   n. growth stage of a yam.

kepwehn doadoahk   n. tool.

kepwenek   n. a four day feast prior to a war. Kepwenek iei kamadipw me kin wiawi lao sapwala rahn pahieu ah pei ahpw wiawi. Kepwenek is a feast conducted until it is concluded on the fourth day, and then the fighting starts.

kepwehpwe   adj. rich, wealthy, having many possessions.

kepwil, also pwekil.   n. (3sg. kepwili) corner of the mouth.

kepwilipwet   adj. scarred at the corner of the mouth by yaws.

ker₁   vi. to run, as of water; to shed: to flow or trickle. kakere, vt.

ker₂   n. (3sg. kari, keri) a derogatory term for face.

kehr   vi. to call, as in to call someone a bad name; to badmouth.

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

kerada, also karada₁.   vi. to board₁, to step up onto, to climb aboard; of fish, to spawn on the reef.

keradak, also karadak.   archaic. n. staircase.

keradak en serihso   n. the entrance to the right wing of a feasthouse; the use of the outrigger side of a canoe by ipwin pohn warawar.

keradakeiso   n. seating area located at the front of the main platform of a feasthouse, where the steps are located.

keradadak en oloiso   n. the entrance to the left wing of a feasthouse.

kereilik   meing. n. the two doors in the rear of a feasthouse, used by the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken. cf. wenihmw en lempahntamw.

kereiso   meing. n. bathing place in a stream. cf. lehnpilen duhdu.

kereu₁   n. a sp. of shell fish.

kereu₂   slang. vi. to run; to flee; to swim, of fish.

kereuk, also korouk.   vi. to be felled, of a tree; to be laid down, of a person. karauke, vt.

kereut   n. grass sp.

kereker   1. n. gutter; bamboo or pipe used to channel a flow of water. 2. vi. to flow, of water; to move in great numbers, of people.

kerekerepeileng engin moamoar uh   idiom By the grace of the soupeidi, the commoners will take part in the process of kava and food consumption and distribution.

kerekeresou   vi. to warm oneself at a fire.

keremwel   meing. adj. happy, joyful. cf. peren₁.

keremweliso   meing. n. happiness, joy. cf. peren₁.

kerempw   n. obstacle, obstruction, interference.

kerempwa   vt. to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.

keren   adj. near, close. karanih, vt.

kerenieng   adv. almost, nearly.

kereniol   1. meing. adj. warm, hot, feverish. 2. meing. n. high fever. cf. karakar₁.

Kerenis   n. the Pohnpeian name for Kapingamarangi, a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State. [Eng. Greenwich]

kerenleng   meing. n. notice, announcement. cf. pakair.

kereng   1. vi. to be dried by heat, as of copra or tobacco. 2. n. tobacco. karang, vt.

kerengireng   adj. peppery, spicy, hot.

kerep   vi. to creep; to crawl on all fours. karapih, vt.

kerepwel₂   meing. vi. to kneel down. cf. kelepwukihdi.

kerepwelih   meing. vt. to cause to vanish or disappear. Winio kerepwelihala sapwellim souneio The herbal medicine caused his ailment to disappear. kerepwel₁, vi. cf. kasohre.

kerepwella   meing. vi. to vanish, to disappear. Sapwellim souneio kerepwella mwurin wihk ehu. His ailment vanished in a week. cf. sohrala.

keredi   vi. to alight or step down; to flow or drop, as of a liquid.

keriahla   vt. to curse, to invoke a curse.

keriahleng   1. n. a curse upon someone who fails to convey the first offering of breadfruit to the Soupeidi. 2. vi. to be cursed for this reason.

keriahpe, also kahriepe.   n. calamity, ruin, destruction due to supernatural causes.

keriahpwel   1. n. a curse upon breaking first offering of root crops to Soupeidi. 2. vi. to be cursed for this reason.

keriemenih   vt. to second a motion.

kerier   n. first born.

keriker₁   n. fish sp.,highfin rudder fish, Kyphosus cinerascens; a generic term for kertakai (large keriker) and kerilel (small keriker); normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.

keriker₂   vi. to comb one's hair. kar₁, vt.

kerikun   vulgar. adj. blind.

kerilel   n. a small keriker₁, a fish sp.

kerir   1. n. secret sweetheart. 2. vi. to have an affair.

kerihri   vi. to be snapped off. karihs, vt.

kerihripeseng   vi. to be broken, as a bone.

kerirleng   meing. vi. to hide. cf. rukla, rokla.

kerirrir   1. meing. n. cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing. 2. vi. to wear clothing. cf. likou.

kerismei   n. during keidisol, the last feast of the yam season, a breadfruit branch bearing a tiny immature fruit is placed upon the uhmw in which the yams are being baked, symbolizing the cycle of seasons; not commonly done in present times.

kehrourou   n. a feasthouse having three center posts with pits for kava stones on the main platform.

kerupwud   1. n. the act of scratching one's body. 2. vi. to be scratching. karupwude, vt. cf. [meing] kaliat.

keruwa   vt. to hurry, to rush. karuwaru, adj.

keruwemen   n. scarecrow.

kerkala   slang. adj. pretentious, proud, boastful.

kerlikamw   adj. to be a character.

kerpwetepwet   adj. cowardly.

kerpwunan   slang. n. conjunctivitis.

kersuwed   adj. ugly.

kehrdipaur   adj. engaging in the pot calling the kettle black kind of name-calling, given to criticizing others for a fault of one's own.

kertakai   n. a large keriker₁, a fish sp.

kertoal   adj. having a black eye.

kerwa, also karwa.   vt. to hasten.

kehs₁   n. hook.

kehs₂   n. case. [Eng.]

kehsapahl, also limemeirpwong, limeirpwong.   n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used medicinally.

kese   vt. to throw; to drop. kos₁, vi.

kehse   vt. to hook.

keseingmwahu, also kasaingmwahu.   n. a happy coincidence.

keseirahk   vi. to laugh in a boisterous manner.

keseu₁   1. meing. vi. to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be figured out. 2. meing. n3s. judgement, prediction, examination. kasawih, vt. cf. [meing] kadihrlap.

keseu₂   vi. to move or change location, to transfer, to postpone. kasau, vt.

keseulikilik   1. n. embezzlement. 2. adj. untrustworthy.

kehsek   vi. to mate, said of animals. kehsekih, vt.

kehsekih   vt. to mate with, said of animals. kehsek, vi.

kehsehki   vt. to notify, to inform, to hint at, to let someone know.

kehsehkih   vt. to notify, to inform, to hint at, to let someone know.

kesehkida₁   vi. to be shocked, as by bad news.

kesehkida₂   vi. to spring up; to be shaken up.

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

kesempwal   1. adj. important, valuable. 2. n. (3sg. kesempwale) importance, value. 1. Sahpw kesempwalsang mwohni. Land is more important than money.

kesenda   vt. to criticize; to murmur.

keseng   1. vi. to play music. 2. n. anything capable of producing music, a musical instrument, radio, tape recorder, etc.

keseng kekihr   n. harmonica.

keseng pepeuk   n. harmonica.

keseng tiati   n. organ, the musical instrument.

kesengenial, also kasangenial.   n. fork or intersection of a road.

kesengenpil   n. tributary of a stream.

kesengiseng   adj. mournful, sorrowful.

kesepweke   vt. to drop; to defeat in competition. cf. [meing] likinpwelih.

kesepwekehla   vt. to discard, to throw away, to abandon.

kesepwil   1. vi. to change status; to graduate. 2. n. promotion; demotion; graduation. 1. Ohlo kesepwilda. That man was promoted. kasapwil, vt.

kesepwilidi   n. descent.

keserenial   n. an accidental sexual encounter.

keserenialki   vt. to take advantage of a girl sexually. Pwutako keserenialki serepeino. The boy took advantage of the girl.

keses   archaic. adj. boastful, given to bragging; cruel, belligerent.

kesehdi   vi. to throw down, to drop. cf. [meing] likinpwele, likinpwelih.

kesik   1. vi. to shoot. 2. n. gun, as a rifle or speargun. kasikih, vt.

kesik lapalap   n. cannon.

kesik misihn   n. machine gun, automatic weapon. [misihn <Eng. machine]

kesik mwotomwot   n. handgun.

kesik pirerrer   n. machine gun, automatic weapon.

kesik pos   n. any weapon employing gun powder.

kesihker, also kasihker.   vi. to stand erect. Dahme re kesihkerkihda? Why did they stand up?

kesihkerada   vi. to stand up, to stand straight up.

kesikpe   n. expectation. Sohte kesikpe. There is no expectation.

kesikped   n. speargun.

kesikdol   1. n. a magic spell that causes the instant death of one's enemy in the form of fireball. 2. vi. to perform this magic. kesikdole, vt.

kesikdole   vt. to cast a deadly magic spell using a fireball. Dene kawaho, mie me kak kesikdolehte aramas oh kemehla. It is said that in the past, one could cast a deadly magic spell on someone and kill him. kesikdol, vi.

kesilangih   vt. to disdain; to hate; to dislike. kesileng, adj.

kesileng   1. adj. disdainful, snobbish, said of one who always finds other people disgusting or unattractive. 2. n. disdain, scorn, contempt. kesilangih, vt.

kesiluh   num. third.

kesihnen   vi. to stand. kesihnene, vt. cf. [meing] keuhleng.

kesihnenda   vi. to stand up.

kesihnene, also kesihnenih.   vt. to make someone stand, to set someone upright. kesihnen, vi. cf. [meing] kehlenge.

kesihnenih   vt. see kesihnene.

kesihnenda   vi. to stand up. cf. [meing] ninlengda.

kesingketieu   n. bow₂, of a bow and arrow.

kesingkomi   n. slingshot. [komi <Jap. gomu < Ger. Gummi]

kesihpwong   vi. to remain awake all night, as at a wake; to eat dinner at night.

kesou   vi. to move, to be relocated. Se kesou. We moved. kasau, vt.

kesoulikilik   adj. untrustworthy.

kessap   n. ketchup. [Eng.]

kesso   1. vi. to run or swim the final lap in a race. 2. n. the final lap in a race. [Jap. kesshō]

ked   vi. to be cut open, for the purpose of removing the contents. kading₂, vt.

kehd   vi. to have smoke in one's eyes.

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

kedeu   n. yam plant, for which a single tuber is trained to grow to six and one-half to thirteen feet in length.

kedeul, also pohn kedeul.   vi. to be naked.

kedeulangih   meing. vt. to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to judge, to guess. cf. kasawih, teneki.

kedeuleng   meing. n. judgement. cf. tenek.

kedeumen   1. vi. to exchange insults and innuendoes, between two adult males. 2. n. insult, innuendo.

kedeurlik   1. meing. n. last wish before death. 2. meing. vi. to make a last wish. 1. Mwohnsapw wiahier sapwellimahr kedeurlik. Mwohnsapw has already made his last wish. cf. kemwurumwur.

kedeudeu   1. n. the act of tracing one's ancestry. 2. vi. to trace; to cause to spread. kadaur₁

kedekede   sent. adv. time passed... Kedekede oh rahn ehu... Time passed and one day....

kedel, also kadal₁.   vi. to swallow.

kedenla   vt. to swallow. cf. [meing] kekihr₂, kekihrnamwoale, nemwe.

kedeng   vi. to be stretched; to be made taut; to be tensed, of a muscle. kadang, vt.

kedengida   vi. to be pressed, to be ironed; to be stretched. kadangada, vt.

kedengdeng   vi. neut. to stretch, to make taut. kadang, vt.

kedepek   adj. extremely long and large.

kedepwidepw   1. vi. to sing a song written in memory of a deceased person or a person who has permanently left Pohnpe to celebrate the person's legacy; song of sorrow, sweet memories, homesickness, or longing for a high-ranking person who will not be returning (from the dead or from abroad); also composed for groups that were exiled from Pohnpei in the past (because they thought they would never return) and today, for individuals who die or leave Pohnpei for a long time. 2. n. a song of this nature. 3. adj. mournful, saddening.

keder   meing. n. dispatch or message; errand, task, commission. Sapwellimahr keder lelehng ohlo. Your message reached the man. cf. ilek₁.

kedermour   vi. to die suddenly, without warning.

kederpahpa   vi. to behave aggressively, to display aggression. Ohlo sakaulahr oh kedekederpahpa seli. The man is so intoxicated that he is behaving aggressively.

kederpohnpeh   n. interview. I pahn wia ehu kederpohnpeh. I will conduct an interview.

kederpohnpehih   vt. to interview; to examine someone's ability. I pahn kederpohnpehih ohlo. I will interview the man.

kederwahwa   meing. n. conch shell, conch shell trumpet. cf. sewi, sowi.

kederwun   vi. neut. to scale or pluck. kederwuna, vt.

kederwuna   vt. to scale or pluck. kederwun, vi.

kedewe, also ketewe.   vt. to fool, to tease, to kid, to joke with, to trick, to deceive. Ke dehr kedewe aramas. Don't trick people.

kehdied   meing. vi. to wait for an event, to check on something and then return to another activity. Komw kehdied. Wait. kehdiede, vt. cf. uhran.

kehdiede   meing. vt. to wait for. Komw pahn kehdiede ohl teio? Will you wait for the other gentleman? kehdied, vi. cf. awih.

kedikau, also kedikauwe.   vt. to turn something upside down; to drink all of something. kedikou, vi.

kedikauwe, also kadikauwih.   vt. to turn something upside down; to drink all of something. E kedikaula delen sakawo. He drank the whole cup of kava. kedikeu, vi.

kediked   vi. neut. to tickle. kading₁, vt.

kedikou, also kedikeu.   1. vi. to turn something upside down; to drink all of something; to be struck, as a swinging church bell. 2. n. rear entry sex.

kedilahs   n. sword, cutlass, bayonet. [Eng.]

kedimpak, also kadimpak.   vt. to investigate, to inquire.

kedin wini, also kedwini.   n. female herbal healer.

Kedinikapw   n. title of the wife of a Kuloap.

kedindalewe   n. a person that is passing by; the response given by a passer-by.

Kedindel   n. title of the wife of a Saudel.

kedingiding   n. part of a feasthouse, the poles at the edge of the thatch under the eave.

kedipa   vt. to accuse, to tell on someone, to snitch. kadip, vi.

Kedipwan   n. title of the wife of a Soupwan.

kedirapwa, also kedirepwe.   vt. to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay. kedirepw, adj.

kedirepw   1. adj. busy; bothersome, meddlesome. 2. n. busybody. 1. Kohla sang met pwe ke me kedirepw. Go away for you are bothersome. kedirepwe, vt.

kedirepwe, also kedirapwa.   vt. to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay. kedirepw, adj.

kedihdi   vi. to be nursing, to be breastfeeding. kadihdih

keduwara   slang. vt. to glare at, to look at.

kedda   n. Japanese clogs. [Jap. geta]

kedwerer   vi. to fish for werer, a sp. of sea cucumber.

kedwini, also kedin wini.   n. female herbal healer.

ket   meing. vi. a high language verbal root of motion. Mwohnsapw ket ni doadoahko? Was Mwohnsapw present at the function? Komw pahn ketla ia? Where are you going? cf. alu, koh-, mi, ape-.

ketido   vi. to come.

keteu, also koatou.   1. vi. to rain. 2. n. rain.

ketel   n. kettle. [Eng.]

ketemen   1. n. anniversary, anniversary function, memory. 2. vi. to hold an anniversary celebration or function. 1. Rahn wet ketemen en melahn Soulik. Today is the anniversary of the death of Soulik. kataman, vt. cf. [meing] edinleng.

ketemenpe   n3s. memorial, recollection, souvenir.

ketempa   meing. vt. to calm someone; to long for someone to return. cf. kamalailai.

ketepwur   vi. to be rolled, to be moved while rotating. katapwure, vt.

ketewe, also kedewe.   vt. to fool, to tease, to kid, to joke with, to trick, to deceive. Ke sohte pahn oh keteweiehdi? Would you not fool me ultimately?

keti   interj. How about that!; Wow!; may be used either approvingly or disapprovingly.

ketia₁   vt. to reveal verbally. ketihti₁, vi.

ketia₂   1. n. boat pole. 2. vi. to pole a boat or canoe.

ketia₃   meing. n. kava pounding stone. cf. moahl₁.

ketiamau₁   adj. evasive, always unwilling to do something, disagreeable.

ketiamau₂   1. Biblical. n. tempatation, an evil suggestion. 2. vi. to tempt. katiamauwih, vt.

ketieu₁, also ipwen ketieu.   n. spear, harpoon.

ketieu₂, also ketieunleng.   n. tree sp., Ixora casei.

ketieunleng   n. tree sp., Ixora casei. see ketieu₂.

ketieni, also katieni.   n. a spirit (eni) sickness, causing one to speak incoherently, use obscenities, and have bad dreams.

ketiuk   n. upright sticks that are inserted into an outrigger to secure it.

kehtik   n. net fishing, done by a single individual.

ketiket₁   adj. numb; asleep, as when one's leg falls asleep.

ketiket₂   adj. insistent, persistent.

ketiket₃, also ketket.   vi. to stay, to live as in reside.

ketiki   meing. vt. to carry, to take; to consume food or drink. cf. wa₂.

ketikila   vi. to be taken in, as clothing. katikala, vt.

ketikihda   meing. vt. to take (something).

ketikihdi   vt. to put (something) down.

ketin   meing. vi. to deign, to vouchsafe. Mwohnsapw ketin mwahngih. Mwohnsapw understands. Mwohnsapw ketin ninlimehda arail tomwo. Mwohnsapw accepted their atonement. cf. ni wahu.

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

ketihnain   1. vi. to revitalize, to nourish; to augment, as a point in an argument. 2. n. food, nourishment. ketihna, vt.

ketihnepe   n3s. food, nourishment.

keting, also kating.   n. payment or reward; food provided in return for labor; food provided for a hunting or fishing trip.

keting en inou wahr   1. n. second feast for a new canoe, when it is lashed together. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

keting en taht   1. n. third feast of a new feasthouse. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

keting en wahr   1. n. first feast for a new canoe. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

ketingen angak   n. the third of four minor breadfruit seasons (March), associated with the gathering of two species of sawi₁.

ketingen doadoahk, also keting.   1. n. feast of reciprocity. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Ketingen doadoahk kin wiawiheng aramas me sewese wiahda doadoahk ieu. A feast of reciprocity is made for people who contributed their labor to a major work activity. 2. Re ketingen doadoahk ansou me doadoahko wiewiawio. They had the reciprocity feast while the work was going on.

ketipar   n. lawn.

ketipin   n. sun.

ketipinipin   adj. tingly, as when the circulation is shut off in one's leg.

ketipwehl   1. adj. bratty. 2. n. brat.

ketidi, also ketdi.   meing. vi. to sit down. cf. mwohndi.

ketido   meing. vi. to come. cf. koh-.

ketihti₁   n. statement, declaration. Ketihti wet mie nan Pwuksarawi. This statement is in the Bible.

ketitik   n. sp. of small ant.

ketihtihki   vt. to declare, either verbally or in writing; to state, to say. Pwuksarawi me ketihtihki. The Bible declares it.

ketitoal   n. sp. of small black ant.

ketiweita   n. sp. of small red ant.

ketihwo   adj. mischievious, naughty, difficult, frustrating, troubled.

kehtoal   n. tree sp.

ketkeikamedek   n. sp. of small red ant, known for its bite.

ketket, also ketiket₃.   vi. to stay, to live as in reside.

ketselewi   1. meing. adj. eccentric, erratic. 2. meing. vi. to be wandering around aimlessly. 1. Mwohnsapw ketselewi nan sapwillimahr wehi. Mwohnsapw roamed around within his chiefdom. cf. saruwaru.

ketda, also ketida.   meing. vi. to leave, to depart. cf. mwesel.

ketdi, also ketidi.   meing. vi. to sit down. cf. mwohndi.

kettap, also kessap.   n. ketchup. [Eng.]

ketwelwel, also katwelwel.   archaic. n. tail.

kewelik, also kowelik.   n. bird sp., Pacific reef heron, Egretta sacra.

keweneu   num. sixth.

kewerwer   n. an ultimatum issued by a Nahnmwarki.

kewikila   vi. to be changed, to be altered. kawikala, vt.

-ki   verb. suff. instrumental suffix; with active verbs it permits the expression of an instrument; with adjectives of emotion it means 'about', with other adjectives it means 'to consider'; also used in 'why' questions, see dahme. inou lash, inouki lash with (something); nsensuwed sad, nsensuwediki sad about; dehde clear, dehdehki to consider clear.

Kih   meing. n. August. Kih iei sounpwong en Oahkos. Kih is the month of August. cf. Oakos, Ahkos.

kih₁   n. name of the letter k, the eighth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /k/, a voiceless velar stop.

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

kih₃   n. tree sp., known for its hard wood, commonly found on the low islands.

kih₄   n. key. [Eng.]

kih₅   archaic. n. shell adze, made from the shell of the giant clam.

kih-   vt. to hand something to someone. Ohlo kiheng nah mwohni. That man gave him his money. Kihdo mahs ehu masis. Please give me a box of matches. cf. [meing] limeh-.

kihpeseng   vt. to spread something.

kiai   n. a strut supporting the outrigger of a canoe.

kiauk   n. deformation, disfigurement, disability, as in a disability from stroke.

kiaukala   1. vi. to be deformed or disfigured. 2. n. disability, as a disability from having a stroke.

kiam pwek   1. n. the process of seeking a new chiefly protector when fleeing an oppressive ruler. 2. vi. to seek a new chiefly protector.

kiamoroh   n. basket, suspended from a pole and carried by two or more people.

kiampwuke   vt. to restrain, to contain, to set conditions. Soulik kiampwuke lipahned. Soulik restrained the man from gossiping.

kiarameru   n. caramel. [Jap. kyarameru < Eng.]

kiarawa   meing. adj. sour. cf. karer.

kiassi   1. n. catcher, in baseball. 2. vi. to be a catcher. [Jap. kyacchā < Eng. catcher]

kiahweliwel   adj. appearing physically out of shape or unfit; limp, flexible, springy, disjointed, used to describe a manner of walking.

kie₁   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for things to sleep on. cf. [meing] moatoare.

kie₂   n. gear. [Eng.]

kieil   n. sp. of large brown lizard; any large lizard, alligator, or crocodile.

kieilen moar   n. an adult male who does not know how to fish.

kielek, also kiedek.   vi. to burst forth, of something built up, as emotions or flood waters; to collapse, of a pile of objects.

kielekidi   vi. to be depressed. I kielekidi mwurimw. I was depressed after you left.

kiemmad, also kemmad.   1. vi. to put on dry clothing. 2. n. dry clothing one puts on, extra clothing taken on a trip. kemmade, vt.

kien dakapwel   n. name of a kind of axe made from a clam shell.

kienkoaleileng   n. female healer.

kienwounken   n. the name of the post located to the right of the central post (salidi en enihlap) at the back edge of the main platform.

kiepw   n. lily spp., Crinum asiaticum, Hymenocallis littoralis, or Zephyranthes rosea.

kiepw lihli   n. lily cultivar.

kiepw tehlap   n. lily sp., Crinum pedunculatum.

kied   vt. to scramble, to put out of order.

kiedala   vt. to eject.

kiedpeseng   vt. to spread out objects.

kiedek, also kielek.   vi. to burst forth, of something built up, as emotions or flood waters; to collapse, of a pile of objects.

kiedpeseng   vt. to spread out objects.

kiewek   n. mutation, a hybrid plant, a variant of a plant species.

kiewek en kehngid en pohnpei   n. a mango cultivar.

kiewek en kehpin kipar   n. a yam cultivar.

kiewek en kehpin namwu pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kiewek en kehpin namwu weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kiewek en koakonehp   n. a yam cultivar.

kiewek en mahnd   n. a yam cultivar.

kiewek en pasahn pwehk   n. a yam cultivar.

kiewek en sallong   n. a mango cultivar.

kiewek en dehpehk   n. a yam cultivar, having white flesh and a pinkish inner skin.

kiewek en tamworohi, also kunukunda.   n. a yam cultivar.

kihou   1. n. old work clothes. 2. vi. to wear old work clothes. 1. Ohlo lopwor ah kihou. The man washed his work clothes. 2. Ohlo kihou. The man wears old work clothes.

kiol en pohnwol   n. fish sp., narrow curve-banded grouper, Epinephelus morrhua.

kioak   n. fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus doliatus.

kioakomwot   n. fish sp.

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

kiuhri   n. cucumber. [Jap. kyūri]

kik₁   n. (3sg. kiki) newly sprouted roots; hanging roots, as of a banyan tree.

kik₂   vi. to kick. [Eng.] kikim, vt.

kihk   n. (3sg. kiki) nail, as a finger or toenail.

kik suwed   adj. said of a plant that leaches all nutrients from the soil.

kikansu   n. machine gun. [Jap. kikanjū]

kihkieng   vt. to assume; to make a show of doing something.

kihkiheng   vi. to assume, to surmise, to believe. Re kihkiheng me re pwung. They assumed that they were correct. Kiheng ah pwais. Give him his assignment.

kihkioaroahr   n. echo.

kikim   vt. to kick. [Eng. kick him] kik₂, vi.

kikin neh   n3s. toenail. cf. [meing] pweipweipwel.

kikin peh   n3s. fingernail. cf. [meing] pweileng.

kikmosul   n. snail (Gastropoda), limpet (Turbo agryrostomus).

kil   1. n. yam disease, causing a dark, charcoal-like rot directly under the tuber's skin that increases with storage. 2. vi. to have this disease.

kihl₁   n. (3sg. kili) skin, bark₁, hide₁, any outer covering; any skin disease or rash, including chicken pox; dandruff. cf. [meing] ihrekiso.

kihl₂   n. keel. [Eng.]

kilamp   n. clamp, vise. [Eng.]

kilang   vt. to see, discern, look at, observe, examine. cf. [meing] idawarih, sahkih, saneke₂.

kilahpwahda   1. archaic. n. incest commited by a commoner. 2. adj. incestuous. 1. Kilahpwahda en kisin aramas. The revelation of misbehavior is due to the commoners. 1. kilahpwahda en kisin aramas the revelation of misbehavior of commoners.

kilahs   n. glass, drinking glass, glasses, goggles, mirror. [Eng.]

kilahs en du   n. diving or fishing goggles.

kilahs en wadawad   n. reading glasses. I anahne kilahs en wadawad. I need reading glasses.

kilahs toantoal   n. sunglasses, dark glasses.

kilahsen irongin   n. mirror.

kilahsoupwa, also kilahsohpwa.   1. meing. n. incest committed by the Nahnmwarki. 2. meing. adj. incestuous. cf. kilekilengsuwed.

kilahsohpwa   n. see kilahsoupwa.

kilekilengsuwed, also kilikilengsuwed.   1. adj. incestuous. 2. n. incest. cf. [meing] kilahsoupwa, kilahsohpwa.

kilel   1. vi. neut. to photograph. 2. n. sign, mark, picture, camera, movie, motion picture. kilele, vt.

kilel en peidek   n. question mark.

kilel mwekid   n. movie, motion picture.

kilele   vt. to photograph. kilel, vi.

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

kileledi   vi. neut. to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register. kilelehdi, vt.

kilelehdi   vt. to mark; to recognize; to take note of; to register. kileledi, vi.

kihlenuwo   1. vi. to perform some action or to say something that is interpreted as an omen of death. 2. n. omen of death.

kilengsemwene   1. vt. to glimpse at, to glance at. 2. n3s. glimpse, glance. cf. [meing] elielpailonge.

kilengda   vi. to look upward. cf. [meing] mahlinda.

kiles   vi. to disdain.

kilikil₁   1. adj. rough, of the skin. 2. n. rough skin.

kilikil₂   n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.

kilimenip en ariarsin   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en inarongemahl   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en inousohdi   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en ounsouna   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehp meir kelik   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehp mwuterek, also sandolihna.   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehp petiwel pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehp weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpenei kopou   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin kipar pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin kipar weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin lupwu   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin marau   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin mweli   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin namwu pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin namwu weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin nan peilam   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin nihpwung   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin pwanuadu   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kehpin dehpehk   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kiewek en mahnd   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en kiewek en pasahn pwehk   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en koakonehp pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en koakonehp weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en lukenaisais   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en pasahn pwehk   n. a yam cultivar.

kilimenip en pohnpei   n. a yam cultivar.

kilin kihs   n. a disease of taro, causing discoloration of the plant.

kilin kidi   n. impetigo, a skin disease with blister or boil-like eruptions.

kilin kou   n. leather. [kou <Eng. cow]

kilin kutuwa   n. a type of fungal skin disease that results in round, rough, and very itchy rashes.

kilin moange   n3s. scalp.

kilin waii   1. n. a skin disease, Ginia impricata, causing continuous peeling. 2. vi. to have this disease.

kilinau   n. (3sg. kilinewe) lip.

kilinau pah   n3s. lower lip. cf. [meing] pahres.

kilinau powe   n3s. upper lip. cf. [meing] pohris.

kilinaulap   n. labia majora, the outer folds of skin of the external female genitalia. cf. [meing] alaullap.

kilinaulikamw   n. liar.

kilinauserek   n. thick lips.

kilinautik   n. labia minora. cf. [meing] irpweitik, alaultik.

kilinmas   n. (3sg. kilinmese) eyelid.

kilinmoang   n. (3sg. kilin moange) scalp.

kilinwile, also kilinwule.   n3s. foreskin.

kilinwule   n3s. see kilinwile.

Kilipet   n. Kiribati, the Gilbert Islands.

kilipwet   n. a skin condition of children, characterized by thick white spots that can spread, believed to be caused by spells cast by a person who is jealous of the child.

kilisou   vi. to be naked, to be nude.

kilit   1. meing. n. an itchy rash. 2. meing. adj. itchy. 3. meing. vi. to itch. cf. pwudong.

kilitepw, also kilitopw.   1. n. smallpox, chicken pox. 2. vi. to have smallpox or chicken pox.

kilitopw   n. see kilitepw.

kiluh   n. glue. [Eng.]

kilmosul   adj. of yams, having a thick skin; of people, thick-skinned in the figurative sense.

kilsarawi, also inen 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.

kimsih, also kimtih.   n. kimchee. [Jap. kimuchi < Kor.]

kimtih   n. see kimsih.

kin₁   aspect marker used to signal habitual aspect. E me kin sangkenei. He is an habitual early riser. I kin pirada kuloak isuh. I (habitually) get up at seven o'clock.

kin₂   num. cl. used in counting 'pinches' of a substance. kinikinen soahl riakin two pinches of salt.

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

Kinakapw   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

kinehieng   vt. to invent a false or negative story about another.

kinekin   n. falshood, invention.

kinehsang   vt. to invent a story that blames another.

kinehda   vt. to make up a lie₁, to start a rumor.

kinih   vt. to pinch. kinikin, vi.

kinikin   1. vi. neut. to pinch. 2. n. a pinch of something, such as a pinch of salt. kinih, vt.

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

kinuwer   n. wild pandanus.

kinda   adj. false, simulated, made-up. Koasoai kinda ehu men. That is a made-up story.

kinte   vi. to provide bedding for someone.

kihng₁   n. rooster. [Eng.]

kihng₂   n. king, in cards. [Eng.]

kingko   n. safe, cash box. [Jap. kinko]

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

Kipar   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti and Sokehs.

kiparamat   1. meing. vi. to laugh. 2. meing. n. laugh, laughter. kiparamatki, vt. cf. kouruhr.

kiparamatki   meing. vt. to consider something to be a laughable. kiparamat, vi. cf. kouruhrki.

kiparenwel   n. pandanus sp., Pandanus tolotomensis.

kipada   meing. vi. to get up, to get out of bed. cf. pwourda.

kipe   vt. to spread everywhere, to surround, to enclose. Lehk kipe sahpw koaros. Famine spread over the land.

kipekip   vi. to be lying down.

kiperek   meing. vi. to turn oneself, to change position while lying down.

kihpeseng   vt. to spread something.

kiped, also kehpin pwanuadu.   n. a yam cultivar.

kipedi   meing. vi. to lie down. cf. wendi.

kipehdi   vt. to cover.

kihr₁   adj. nonbuoyant;.

kihr₂, also kihren eiwel.   n. fish sp., red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.

kiraukilang   adj. said of one who always havests his best crops, especially yams and kava, for personal consumption.

kirahka   n. candy, cookie, cracker. [Jap. kurakkā < Eng. cracker]

kirakahu   adj. worn low on one's hips, as of trousers.

kirawih   vt. to economize on; to use wisely. Kitail anahne kirawih atail wahn sahpw akan. We need to economize the resources of our land.

kire   vt. to move the foreskin of a penis.

kirehsang   vt. to peel, to strip off, as when removing the peel from a banana.

kireisi eid   1. vi. to play crazy eight. 2. n. the card game, crazy eight.

kirek   n. smegma.

kirekinwel   n. tree spp., Syzyguim stelechanthum and Discocalyx ponapensis.

kihren eiwel, also kihr₂.   n. fish sp., red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.

kirer   vi. to burp, to belch. cf. [meing] kawehwe₂.

kirerki   vt. to despise, to deride.

kirehsang   vt. to peel, to strip off, as when removing the peel from a banana.

kiresek   n. penis of an adult, with the foreskin retracted. cf. [meing] kurupdoloina.

kirehdi   vi. to peel off; to pull down an eyelid, a lip, or the foreskin of the penis.

kiried   adj. murky, as of muddy water or a cloudy sky.

kirikei   n. a stake made from the noni (weipwul) tree, used to pry kava stems from the stump during ritual activities.

kirikir   n. (3sg. kirikiri) stem; handle.

kirihm, also kudud, uht rais.   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.

kirimwot₁   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

kirimwot₂   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

kiripw   vi. to be single, to be unmarried.

kiris   vi. to slip, to slide.

kirihs   n. grease, fat. [Eng.]

Kirisimas   n. Christmas. [Eng.]

kirou   n. the organizer of traditional events and activities related to the kousapw, the counterpart to the Nahnken at the kousapw level.

kirou rohi, also utin kerenis.   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked, from Kapingamarangi.

Kiroulikihak   n. a title.

Kiroun   n. a title.

Kiroun Aip₁   n. a title, derived from Kiroun Aip₂, now a title given to someone who sings and entertains at a kamadipw.

Kiroun Aip₂   archaic. n. a title, keeper of the drum, drummer.

Kiroun en Lehdau   n. the ruler of Lehdau, an area of land in central Madolenihmw, now a high title in Madolenihmw.

Kiroun en Dolehtik   n. a title.

Kiroun Pohn Dake   n. a title.

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

kihrsou, also soutik.   n. sunset, evening.

kis₁   num. cl. used in counting small pieces or fragments of things. kisin kehp riakis two small pieces of yam.

kis₂   1. vi. to kiss. 2. n. a kiss. 1. Ira kis. They kissed. [Eng.]

kihs₁   n. octopus, Octopus acellatus.

kihs₂   n3s. a share of food in the food distribution process at a kamadipw. Kihs depe kumwail kaunopada? How many shares of food for distribution have you prepared?

kisa   n. train₁. [Jap. kisha]

kisakis   1. n. gift, present, prize. 2. vi. to give a gift, present, or prize. kisekise, vt. cf. [meing] iloakiloak.

kisakol, also kisekol.   adj. said of one who is selective about what food to offer others; greedy with food.

kiseh   poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for relatives, parts of, additions to.

kisekise   vt. to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to. kisakis, vi. cf. [meing] iloakiloake.

kisekol, also kisakol.   adj. said of one who is selective about what food to offer others; greedy with food.

kisehn   n. consequence, relative, result.

kisepeseng₁   n. hairbrush.

kisepil   adj. said of one who unfairly favors his relatives or friends when distributing food.

kisetik   archaic. n. rat, mouse. see kitik₁.

kisetikih   vt. to pulverize.

kisetikmei, also pisetikmei.   n. bush sp., Melastoma malabathricum, var. mariannum.

kisieng   vt. to kiss. Pwutako kisieng serepeino. The boy kissed the girl. [kis <Eng.]

kisikis   n. fraction.

kisim   vi. to sic an animal.

kisin   adj. little, small.

kisin ering, also ering₂.   meing. n. tooth. cf. ngih₂.

kisin ihr   n. any grater, other than a coconut grater.

kisin ida   n. a strip peeled off the stem of an ivory nut palm, used to sew on thatch.

kisin uht   slang. n. prostitute. Kisin uht kin kohla pohn sohp pwehn wiesent. A prostitute goes to the ship to make money.

kisin kilel   n. a small mark, diacritic.

kisin leh   n. oil, perfume; pond; deep pocket of water in the reef.

kisin likou   n. letter, correspondence; a piece of cloth.

kisin mete   n. a small nail. [mete <Eng. metal]

kisin metehn popouk   n. police whistle. [mete <Eng. metal]

kisin mwenge   n. a portion of food.

kisin ngkoal   n. a piece of sennit.

kisin pwehl   n. sennit. cf. [meing] kepeukuhk.

kisin sapwung   n. imperfection.

kisin tuhke   n. a stick used for handing a head garland (mwaramwar) to a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.

kisiniap   n. a device used to weave a fish net.

kisiniei   n. fire.

kisinieng   n. air, atmosphere, breeze, wind.

kisinioang, also oangitik.   n. turmeric sp., Curcuma longa, the roots of which are used for a red dye used in tatooing and for medicine; used as ingredient in Japanese curry.

kisinipil   1. meing. vi. to bathe. 2. meing. n. bath, water for bathing. cf. duhdu.

kisinnin   n. child affianced by a parental arrangement.

kisinpwil   n. chewing gum.

kisinsel   n. string.

kisingai   adj. crazy, mad, mentally retarded. [Jap. kichigai]

kid   num. thousand.

kid-   vi. to litter, to make untidy. E kidala likin ihmwo. He littered outside that house. kide₁, vt.

kidseli   vi. to litter.

kihd   n. garbage, waste, debris.

kida   n. guitar. [Eng.]

kidalap   adj. many. Aramas kidalap ese ohlo. Many people know that man.

kidahrek   vi. to shiver, to feel chilly.

kidahwe   vt. to scold, to reprimand.

kide₁   vt. to litter, to make untidy. kid-, vi.

kide₂   n. a fern, Microsorum scolopendria.

kideidei   adj. fishy, greasy; filthy.

kideu   n. fern sp., Microsorum scolopendria often used for garlands.

kiderensara   adj. disrespectful.

kidi   n. dog, Canis familiaris.

kidie, also kidipe.   n. cover, wrapper.

kidienleng   n. a large sp. of caterpillar.

kidienmall   n. fern spp., Selaginella kanehirae or Lycopodiella cernua.

kidienwet   adj. incorrigible.

kidikid   1. vi. neut. to wrap. 2. n. wrapper, cover. kidim, vt.

kidikidpene   vi. to be wrapped up. Kene mwengeho kidikidpeneier. His food is already wrapped up.

kidilipes   Biblical. n. wolf.

kidim   vt. to wrap. kidikid, vi.

kidimpene   vt. to wrap something up.

kidipe, also kidie.   n3s. cover, wrapper.

kiduwehdi   vi. to kill a high chief. E kiduwehdi ohlo. He killed that man (a high chief).

kidseli   vi. to litter.

-kit   obj. pron. us, exclusive.

kiht   ind. pron. we, exclusive.

kita   subj. pr., ind. pr. we, dual.

-kita   obj. pron. us, dual.

kitail   subj. pr., ind. pr. we, plural.

-kitail   obj. pron. us, plural.

Kitamw   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

kite   n. plant sp.,Neisosperma oppositifolia.

kitei   1. adj. moldy. 2. n. mold.

kitel   n. fish sp., small, found in fresh water.

kitentel   adj. smooth or slippery, as of silk.

Kiti, also Kitti.   n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei, officially spelled Kitti.

kiti   n. tree sp., Cerbera manghas, all parts of which are said to be poisonous.

kitik₁   n. rat, mouse. see kisetik.

kitik₂   n. fish sp., bignose unicorn fish, Naso vlamingii.

Kitti, also Kiti.   n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei; officially spelled Kitti in accord with an archaic spelling system in which the letter t was used to represent the phoneme now spelled d and the letters tt were used to represent the phoneme now spelled t.

ko, also oko.   dem. mod. those, away from you and me.

koh, also kowe.   ind. pron. you.

koh-   vi. to come or go. Irail kohla Kitti aio. They went to Kitti yesterday. E pahn kohdo lakapw. He will come tomorrow. cf. [meing] ket.

koiasi   n. fertilizer. [Jap. koyashi]

koionleng wah pwetepwet, also ngkahu, moaresed.   n. plant sp., Bidens alba.

koikoi₁   vi. to be shaved, of the head.

koikoi₂   vi. neut. to grate on a coconut grater. kohke, vt.

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

koimad   n. a shaved head.

koip   n. tree sp.

koid   n. sp. of sea cucumber.

kou   n. cow, Bos taurus. [Eng.]

kou-   vi. to create, to erect, to deliberate, to enact, as in enacting a law. Re pahn koupaip en wia kehl. They are erecting pipes to build a fence. E iang pwihnen koukosonned. He is a member of the legislative assembly.

koukupwur   meing. vi. to deliberate. Re saikinte pahn koukupwurieng ireho. They are not ready to deliberate on the subject yet. cf. koulamalam.

koul   1. vi. to sing. 2. n. song, hymn. cf. [meing] kounied, melikahka.

Koul Kedepwidepw kan   Biblical. n. Lamentations, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).

koul sarawi   1. n. Christian hymn. 2. vi. to sing a Christian hymn.

koulamalam   vi. to deliberate. cf. [meing] koukupwur.

koulang   meing. vi. to be awake. cf. pepehd.

koulangpeseng   vi. to open one's eyes.

koulin aip, also ngisin pikipik.   n. a song with crisp rhythmic pulses, simulating the sounds of an aip drum; a song sung to the accompaniment of an aip drum, traditionally sung at a kava ceremony during an informal visit by a Nahnmwarki to a family home.

koulin aramas kedepwidepw   n. a song about individuals, typically telling stories about the lives of high-ranking people, or about clan progenitors, mythical or real.

koulin undohkai   n. a song used to cheer on althletes during an athletic competition or meet. [undohkai <Jap. undōkai]

koulin kahlek   n. a dance song.

koulin kapailok   n. a song of ridicule, generally sung by individuals or groups, by winners to losers.

koulin kaping   n. a song of praise, in the church.

koulin kawa   n. a song of ancient times.

koulin kemweit seri   n. lullaby, a song to comfort a child.

koulin kepir, also ngisin kepir.   1. n. a song to accompany a kepir dance. 2. vi. to sing this song.

koulin kerir   n. a love song; formerly referred to emotion-laden secret songs sung between two partners.

koulin komwurumwur   n. a song of farewell.

koulin koasoamw   n. a song of welcome.

koulin lehp   n. a song to accompany a lehp dance. [lehp <Eng. left]

koulin limpoak   n. a love song.

koulin loaloid   n. a song of longing.

koulin mahs   n. a song of long ago, sung without instruments.

koulin mahwin   n. a battle song.

koulin mengiloal, also koulin mwengiloal.   n. a love song, sung only to oneself, never to others.

koulin mwengiloal   n. see koulin mengiloal.

koulin pikipik, also koulin aip, ngisin aip.   1. archaic. n. a song with a pulsing rhythmic delivery. 2. vi. to sing a song of this nature.

koulin poadoapoad   n. a song about history.

koulin sakau   n. a song sung when drinking kava or alcohol.

koulin sampah₁   n. a worldly song; a general name for songs about contemporary events and social problems.

koulin sampah₂   1. n. a love song. 2. vi. to sing a love song.

koulin sansar, also ngisin sansar.   n. a chant performed using the rhythm of the paddling of a canoe.

koulin santi sukuhl   n. a Sunday school song; a children's song sung in Protestant churches. [santi sukuhl <Eng. Sunday school]

koulin sarawi   1. n. hymn, gospel music. 2. vi. to sing a hymn or gospel music.

koulin seiloak   n. a song about royal journeys.

koulin sensuh   n. a game song, sung during group competitive sports events; introduced during the Japanese period. [sensuh <Jap. senshu]

koulin seri   n. a children's song, comparable to American camp and school songs.

koulin darak   n. a funeral song, sung on the fourth day of a funeral, after burial.

koulin wehn   n. a song to accompany a wehn dance.

koumesenpwuki   1. vi. to sit with one knee pointing upward. 2. n. a sitting position in which one knee is pointing upward.

koumoale   meing. vt. to stare at. koumoal, vi. cf. kakil.

koumoalehdi   vt. to stare at incessantly.

koumwei, also wadwonuhmw.   n. series of elaborate feasts held in various feast houses.

koumwoarop   meing. n. umbrella, cover. koumwoarope, vt. cf. amper.

koumwoarope   meing. vt. to cover someone up completely with a sheet or a blanket. koumwoaropwidi, vi. cf. koduhpwal.

koumwoaropwidi   meing. vi. to be covered up. cf. koduhpwalidi.

kounied   1. meing. vi. to sing. 2. n. song, hymn. cf. koul.

kounsop, also kounsup.   vi. to be frowning, unsmiling.

kounsup   adj. see kounsop.

koupahleng   n. a feasthouse having five center posts.

koupe   vi. to vote by a show of hands.

koupuhp, also likoupuhp.   vi. to be covered up.

koupwel₁   n. respect, support.

koupweliki   vt. to respect, to support.

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

koupwindi   vt. to forbid, to prohibit, to impose a ban upon something taboo or illegal. Mwohnsapw koupwindi weikep ansou wet. His highness prohibited the harvesting of yams at this time.

koupwung   meing. n. a taboo relationship between clan members prohibiting any sexual interaction. cf. pelin sou.

kourakih   meing. vt. to make, to repair, to build; to create. Nin tapio, Koht ketin kourakihada lahng oh sampah. In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. cf. wiahda.

kourangarang   1. vi. to sit with open legs and bent knees. 2. n. a sitting position with open legs and bent knees.

kourahpw   1. vi. neut. to cook fish with coconut milk and turmeric. 2. n. coconut meat with turmeric, a traditional body ornament. kourahpwih, vt.

kourapwarapw   n. a competition between two villages or individuals involving agricultural products.

kourahpwih   vt. to cook fish with coconut milk and tumeric. kourahpw, vi.

kourekida   vi. to be created. Dene nanleng oh sampah kourekda. It is said that heaven and earth were created.

kouruhr   1. vi. to laugh. 2. n. laugh, laughter. cf. [meing] kiparamat, tahleng, rahnei, seirek.

kouruhrki   vt. to consider something to be a laughable. cf. [meing] seirengki, kiparamatki, .

kourdienwol   n. a feast to appease two rival adult males or villages.

kourdienwole, also kourdienwolih.   vt. to appease two rival adult males or villages.

kourdienwolih   vt. see kourdienwole.

kousapw   n. a section or local chiefdom consisting of a number of private homesteads, smaller than a wehi₂.

Kousapw U, also Kousapw Tamworohi.   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

kouseni   1. vi. to exorcise. 2. n. exorcism.

kousoan   1. vi. to reside. 2. n. residence.

kousoarensapw   1. n. a reciprocal feast. 2. vi. to make a reciprocal feast. 1. I pahn kohla iang kousoarensapwo. I will join the reciprocal feast. 2. Kitail pahn kousoarensapw de soh? Are we going to make a reciprocal feast or not?

koudiahl   1. vi. to be spectacular. 2. Biblical. n. revelation.

kout, also kuht.   n. goat, Capra hircus. [Eng.]

koutuht   n. a meeting of two Nahnmwarkis.

kouwahileng   meing. n. a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava. cf. ngarangar, delen sakau.

kouwahlap   adj. extensive, large.

kouwarak   vt. to copulate with. kouwerek, vi.

kouwel, also kowel.   n. bud of the coconut flower.

kouwerek   1. vi. to be copulating. 2. n. copulation. kouwarak, vt.

kohkang   vi. to exchange. [Jap. kōkan]

kohke   vt. to grate on a coconut grater. koikoi₂, vi.

kohko   n. fish sp., dolphin fish, mahimahi, Coryphaena hippurus.

kokou₁   vi. to be erected, to be raised, to be constituted, to be created. kau₁, vt.

kokoup   vi. neut. to peel, as a banana. kaup, vt.

kohkohlahte   adv. forever.

kokohp   n. prophesy; a secret date.

kohkore   n. a cultivar of rahmwanger (kava).

kokus   vi. to be sprayed; to be drained. kakus, vt.

kol   vt. to hold.

koledi   vt. to learn, to learn about; to catch up with; to grab, to hold.

kohl   n. gold. [Eng.]

kohl sisel   n. cold chisel. [Eng.]

kohlaliki   n. last squeezing of kava.

kolera   n. cholera. [Eng.]

koledi   vt. to learn, to learn about; to catch up with; to grab, to hold.

kolou, also keleu.   n. hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava; also used to make canoe paddles, knife handles, and canoe outriggers.

Kolonia   n. the major town on Pohnpei, site of the capital of Pohnpei State.

Kolorahdo   n. Colorado. [Eng.]

Kolose   Biblical. n. Colossians, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).

koluhkihla   vt. to be repentant for; to be regretful about. koluhla, vi.

kolukol   vi. to hold a cup during the preparation of kava.

koluhla   1. vi. to repent; to do reluctantly. 2. n. repentance. koluhkihla, vt.

koluhs, also kaluhs.   adj. wasteful. [luhs <Eng. lose] kaluhsih, vt.

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

koll, also kull.   n. cockroach.

kolpe   1. n. the holding of hands. 2. vi. to be holding hands.

kom   vt. to pull a net. I pahn komada uhko. I'll pull up the net.

komi, also kumi.   n. rubber, plastic. [Jap. gomu < Ger. Gummi]

komis   n. shellfish, Turbo argyrostomus.

komou   n. tree sp.

komolehdi   vt. to look at steadfastly.

kommoal   vi. to rest. kommoale, vt. cf. [meing] nanmwoal₁.

kommoaldi   vi. to cease an activity, as in ceasing the day's activity.

kommoaldihsang   vi. to retire from one's work.

kommoale, also kakommoale.   vt. to make one rest. kommoal, vi.

kommoaldi   vi. to cease an activity, as in ceasing the day's activity. cf. [meing] rahnmwoalehdi.

kommoaldihsang   vi. to retire from one's work.

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

kompani   n. company, friend; fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus, so-called because it always travels in pairs. [Eng.]

kompiuder, also kampiuder.   n. computer. [Eng.]

kompoakapah, also kompoakepah.   n3s. dear friend, close buddy.

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

kompoakepah, also kompoakapah.   n3s. dear friend, close buddy.

komw   meing. subj. pron. you. cf. ke₁.

kohmw   n. comb, for the hair. [Eng.] cf. [meing] dokomwel.

komwi   meing. ind. pron. you. cf. kowe.

komwokomw   archaic. n. smile.

komwonlaid   n. the first feast house built by Isokelekel at the beginning of the Nahnmwarki era.

kohmwowe   vt. to be first in line or in order; to start an activity. I pahn kohmwowe atail doadoahk. I'll start our work.

komwoaropwe   meing. vt. to cover someone up completely with a sheet or a blanket.

komwkomw   meing. n. whiskers. cf. alis.

kompwal   vt. to cover an uhmw with leaves; of a hen, to sit on eggs just prior to their hatching. kompwel, vi.

kompwel   vi. neut. to cover an uhmw with leaves; of a hen, to sit on eggs just prior to their hatching. kompwal, vt.

kompwul, also kampwul.   n. a source of light, such as a lamp, etc.

kohn   n. corn₂, Zea mays. [Eng.]

kona   n. powder of any kind, tooth powder, tooth paste. [Jap. kona]

Kohna, also Kauna.   n. said to be one of the four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past.

konehng   adj. appropriate, proper.

Konediket   n. Connecticut. [Eng.]

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

Konopwel   n. the name of one of the male crew members on the second of the seven settlement voyages to the island of Pohnpei.

konuhr   vi. to wrinkle up one's nose.

konpene   vi. to fit, to go together well.

kons   adj. dull, blunt.

konsonan   n. consonant. [Eng.]

kontirak   1. n. contract₁. 2. vi. to make a contract. [Eng.]

kohntutuk   vi. to squat.

kongkiri   vi. to pour concrete. [Jap. konkurīto < Eng.] kongkirih, vt.

kongkirineil   n. concrete nail. [kongkiri <Jap. konkurīto : neil< Eng. nail]

kohp   vt. to prophesy.

kopatau, also kapatau.   n. phlegm.

kohpek   1. meing. vi. to cough. 2. n. a cough. cf. kopokop.

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

kopou, also kepeu.   adj. cold, cool, chilly.

kopokop   1. vi. to cough. 2. n. cough. cf. [meing] sirarahi, kohpek.

kohpwa₁   n. box, chest, coffin, casket; inning, in baseball.

kohpwa₂   n. fish sp., cube trunkfish, Ostracion cubicus.

Kohpwahlelel, also Mallen Kohpwahlele.   archaic. n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Madolenihmw.

Kohpwahleng, also Mallen Kohpwahleng.   archaic. n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Kitti.

kopwenadi   n3s. breast, as of a chicken.

kopwou   n. basket, purse, handbag. cf. [meing] ohdou, palang₂.

kopwoun mwenge   n. a basket, as for food. cf. [meing] dohdo.

kopwopwoud   1. n. wedding, marriage. 2. vi. to wed, to marry, to have a wedding. 1. Kopwopwoud ehu wiawi Wone rahn wet. A wedding is taking place in Wone today. 2. Ira kopwopwoud nan ihmw sarawi. They were married in the church. 3. Kitail pahn wia ara kopwopwoud ni soutiket. We will have their wedding feast this evening. kopwopwoudih, vt.

kopwopwoudih   vt. to marry. Padre pahn kopwopwoudihira. The priest will marry them. kopwopwoud, vt.

kopwukopw₁   adj. weak, soft, easily broken, fragile.

kopwukopw₂   n. gristle, cartilage.

kopwukopwunadi   n3s. solar plexus.

kopwung   1. vi. to go to trial. 2. n. trial.

kopwung en pwuhng   legal. n. civil case.

kopwung en sahpw   legal. n. hearing on a land case.

kopwung en dihp   legal. n. criminal case.

kopwung sapahl   legal. n. appellate hearing.

kopwungloal   meing. adj. considerate.

kopwur, also kapwur.   1. n. the repounding of kava. 2. vi. neut. to be repounded, of kava. kapwure, vt.

kopwuringen   n. a treatment given to a baby that is said to have lost its soul after a traumatic experience, characterized by incessant crying and a refusal to suckle.

kopwud, also kupwud.   n. (3sg. kopwude) new leaf.

koramahd   n. plant sp., coleus, Solenostemon scutellarioides and Sida rhombifolia, var. longipedicellata.

kohre   n. a variety of rahmedel (a kava cultivar).

korehd   vt. to scrape, as the meat out of a coconut. koroiroi, vi.

kohri   n. shave ice, snow cone. [Jap. kōri : ice]

korila   n. gorilla. [Eng.]

Korint   Biblical. n. Corinthians, two books in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament), 1 Korint and 2 Korint. [Eng.]

korinta   1. n. blood blister; reddening of the white of the eye. 2. vi. to have a blood blister; to have reddening of the white of the eye.

koro   n. grounder, in baseball. [Jap. goro]

koroikot   vi. a command from the director of a kamadipw to bring hibiscus bast for the kava.

koroipali   1. n. a dish made of unripe bananas that are cut in half, after which some of the inner portion is scraped out, mixed with coconut cream, put back in, and then boiled or baked. 2. vi. to prepare such dish.

koroiroi   vi. neut. to be scraped, as the meat out of a coconut. korehd, vt.

korouk, also kereuk.   vi. to be felled, of a tree; to be laid down, of a person. Re pahn korouk tuhke. They will do tree tumbling. karauke, vt.

koronihda   n. cornet, trumpet, bugle. [Spa. corneta]

koropwung   n. a small waterfall.

koruk   n. parcel, package, bag.

korukihada   vt. to put in a bag; to pack.

kos₁   vi. to throw; to drop. kese, vt.

kos₂   adj. bent; humped.

kohs   n. navigational course. [Eng.]

kose   vi. to assume; to claim. Ieremen kitail pein kose dah atail pwukoah; kitail idekda. Let us not just assume what our responsibility is; let us ask.

kohselewi   vi. to roam. E kohselewi. He roams.

kosetipw   vi. to foretell the future; to locate lost objects through the use of magic. kosetipwih, vt.

kosetipwih   vt. to foretell the future about. kosetipw, vi.

kosou   vi. to be transferred, to be moved; to be postponed. kasau, vt.

kosolong   n. cove, inlet.

kosonned   n. law.

kosdang   vi. to put in reverse, of a vehicle. kosdangih, vt.

kosdangih   vt. see kosdang.

kostakai   vi. to engage in the act of stoning someone or something. Lahp oko kostakaipene. Those two guys threw stones at each other.

koswai   1. vi. to pitch a slow ball, in baseball. 2. n. slow ball.

kod   adj. too dark, of a color; too thick, of kava and coconut milk; dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;.

kohd₁   n. (3sg. kode) animal's horn.

kohd₂   n. a husking tool, as for husking coconuts; a stake for splitting the trunk of a kava plant, typically ten to twelve inches in diameter and six to seven feet long, sharpened flat on one end, made of mangrove. cf. [meing] lakaukod.

kodeleng   meing. n. (3sg. kodelenge) breast. cf. dihdi.

kodering   1. vi. to husk coconuts with a stick. 2. n. the name of the husking process.

kodie   n3s. the final cup of kava, marking the end of the kava ritual, either as a consequence of the Nahnmwarki's departure or because the kava is stale, in which case fresh kava is brought and the ritual begins anew; end, last one. cf. [meing] luh₁.

kodoukeinek, also kadoukeinek.   vi. to trace one's ancestry according to clan.

kodouluhl   adv. extremely. E pwangada kodouluhl. He got extremely tired. Kalahngan douluhl! Thank you very, very much!

kodouripw   vi. to transmit a fungus for the purpose of killing a tree.

kodourur   n. small wood shavings for starting a fire, dry wood for the uhmw.

kodoudou, also kadoudou.   vi. to trace one's ancestry, to recall past history. kadaur₁, vt.

kodokenmei   meing. n. head. cf. moahng₁.

kodokod   vi. neut. to husk with a stick; to gore; to engage in sexual intercourse in a female superior position. kodom, vt.

kodom   vt. to husk a coconut; to gore, to engage in sexual intercourse in a female superior position. kodokod, vi.

kodon, also kudun.   n. giant.

kodu   vi. to dye, to stain.

koduhpwal   vt. to cover someone up completely with a sheet or a blanket. koduhpwel, vi. cf. [meing] komwoaropwe.

koduhpwel   1. vi. to be covered up. 2. n. veil. koduhpwal, vt. cf. [meing] koumwoaropwidi.

koduhsou   1. meing. vi. to eat dinner (the evening meal), to eat supper. 2. n. dinner, supper. cf. mwengehn soutik.

kodmwangas   1. vi. to do coconut husking. 2. n. coconut husking.

kodpinipin   adj. spiral, of a horn.

kot₁   adj. in good condition, young looking; slow in maturing; stuck.

kot₂   vi. to be cut. kote₂, vt.

Koht   n. God. [Eng.]

koht, also kotelel.   meing. n. hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava. cf. keleu.

kotala   vi. to go to relieve oneself. cf. [meing] pidekila.

kote₁   vt. to cross to the other side; to cut down; to cut a girl's hair straight across at the bottom.

kote₂   vt. to cut. Kote rahn sakauen. Cut the stem of the kava. kot₂

kotekehp   1. n. first feast of the yam season, usually from August to September, in which the whole cooked tubers of kehp pwetepwet along with the freshly cut vines are presented, opens the season when people are allowed to eat whole yam tubers. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Kotekehp wia nohpwei ieu. Kotekehp is a feast. 2. Atail kousapwet pahn kotekehp ni tepin Septempe. Our section will do its yam feast at the beginning of September.

kotelain   1. n. trespass. 2. vi. to trespass.

kotelel   meing. n. hibiscus sp., Hibiscus tiliaceus, the inner bark of which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava. cf. keleu.

koten wini   1. n. a party or gift given to a sounwini the fourth day of taking medicine. 2. vi. to prepare this party or give this gift.

kotepe   n. the fibrous cloth-like material from the cococut palm used for extracting milk from grated coconut.

kotesek   1. n. cirumcision. 2. vt. to circumcise.

kotedi   vi. to be ready.

kotokot   1. meing. vi. to be given a haircut. 2. n. a haircut. cf. seisei₂.

kotokotasahu, also likotokotasau.   n. laural dodder, Cassytha filiformis.

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

kotop₂   n. a sp. of small black sea cucumber.

kotoamoang   1. n. haircut. 2. vi. to be cut, of one's hair.

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

kohwa₁   n. trusteeship; lease.

kohwa₂   adj. chronic. Ohlo kohwa nget. That man has chronic asthma.

kowarak, also kowaraki.   vt. to copulate with, to have sexual intercourse with. kowerek, vi.

kowaraki   vt. see kowarak.

kowe, also koh.   ind. pron. you. cf. [meing] ihr, komwi.

koweikohdo   adj. erratic; hypocritical, two-faced. cf. [meing] lisalselewi.

kowel, also kouwel.   n. bud of the coconut flower.

kowelik, also kewelik.   n. bird sp., Pacific Reef-Heron, Egretta sacra.

kowerek   vi. to copulate, to have sexual intercourse. kowarak, kowaraki, vt.

kowet   meing. vi. to shout in a falsetto voice, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight. cf. se₂, kadekedek.

kowih   slang. vt. to chase.

koahi   n. plant sp., Claoxylon carolinianum.

koahiek   adj. competent, capable, well versed; able to take care of one's self; large or spacious, of inanimate objects.

koahiekla   vi. to become competent, to become capable, to become well versed.

koaik   vi. neut. to bear away, to turn away from the wind when sailing, to turn the canoe in the direction opposite the outrigger.

koail   n. fish sp., a mature sweetlips porgy, Plectorhynchus celebicus.

koait   adj. crowded, lacking space.

koaiton   vt. to occupy available space. Ehdo koaitonla wasahn mwomwohd. That bag is occupying the sitting space.

koautoke   meing. vt. to drink. cf. nim.

koakon   n. small box; joint, fitting; knuckle; a small plot of land, a house lot; inning, in baseball.

koakon medek, also kakon medek.   n. arthritic joint pain, commonly associated with lower than normal temperatures.

koakone   vt. to join; to fit. koakonokon, vi.

koakonehp   n. a yam cultivar.

koakonehp en Iap   n. a yam cultivar.

koakonehp en denian   n. a yam cultivar.

koakonehp pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

koakonehp weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

koakonepwel   n. the second day of a funeral, typically the burial day.

koakonokon   vi. neut. to join; to fit. koakone, vt.

koakondakong   1. n. addition, appendix, supplement. 2. vi. to supplement. 1. Ainpwoat pahn wia koakondakong ohng atail uhmwo. Our prepared food will be an addition to our assigned uhmw. koakondakonge, vt.

koakondakonge   vt. to create an addition or appendix, to supplement with. I pahn koakondakonge imweio. I will build an addition to my home. koakondakong, vi.

koakorot   vi. to crow, of a rooster.

koakos   adj. stern, of parents or spouses; self-centered, causing others difficulty because of the desire to have everything one's way. koakose, vt.

koakose   vt. to be stern with. koakos, adj.

koahkoa   vt. to sweep; to shave. koakoahk, vi.

koakoahk   vi. see koahkoa.

koakuhrekpene   vi. to close one's eyes.

koal   vi. to wear a grass skirt. koale₂, vt.

koahl₁   n. grass skirt, commonly made of coconut or pandanus fibers, now commonly worn by men at feasts.

koahl₂   vt. to call, to make a telephone call. [Eng.] koahlih, vt.

koale₁, also ngkoale.   vt. to make sennit. I pahn koale ei kisin pwehl. I'm going to make my sennit. ngkoal, vi.

koale₂   vt. to wear a grass skirt. Serepeino koale koalen Iap. That girl wore a Yapese grass skirt. koal, vi.

koalepwel   vi. to make sennit (coconut fiber rope). cf. [meing] dakihd.

koalet   n. college. [Eng. college]

koahlih, also koahl₂.   vt. to call someone on the phone. [koahl <Eng.] koahl₂, vi.

koaloal   vi. to be deepened, as a hole. koaloale, vt.

koahloal   1. n. underwear, undergarments; liner for a dress. 2. vi. to wear underwear or undergarments.

koaloalamwahu   1. vi. to comfort, to console; to cast a spell to bring comfort to someone suffering from a broken heart. 2. n. native medicine used to comfort someone, as when a child is weaned, for a jealous spouse, etc. koaloalamwahwih, vt.

koaloalamwahwih   vt. to comfort, to console; to cast a spell to bring comfort to someone suffering from a broken heart. koaloalamwahu, vi.

koaloale   vt. to deepen, as a hole. koaloal, vi.

koaloalleng   n. name of the third of the four mountain taro leaves used to cover the gound surrounding the kava stone from which the Nahnmwarki is served.

koalupwulupw   vi. neut. to scrape the surface of something. kalupwur, vt.

koamone   vt. to scrape the meat out of a coconut when making copra.

koamohdiod   n. hope, trust.

koamoahle   vt. to cause to appear briefly.

koamoaloamoal   n. bushy plant sp.

koamoadoaloan, also kamoadolan.   vt. to await an event.

koamoatoar   vi. to be oiled or lubricated. koamoatoare, vt.

koamoatoare, also kamoatoare.   vt. to oil or lubricate. koamoatoar, vi.

koamwosod   1. meing. vi. to urinate. 2. meing. n. urine. cf. pipihs, kainen pihl.

koahmwowe, also kahmwowe.   vt. to take the lead.

koamwoamw   vi. to be destructive, to be wasteful.

kamwoamwasang   vi. to exhaust a supply of something.

koahnek   vi. to stir or sigh in one's sleep. cf. [meing] rerinmwoalu.

koanoa   vt. to catch up with; to be on time for an event.

koanoahdi   vt. to catch up with; to be on time for an event. cf. [meing] dapwindi.

koanoat   1. meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for edibles with all title holders of koanoat rank. 2. vi. to eat. 3. n. food for the Nahnmwarki and the honorary title holders. koanoate, vt. cf. kene, mwenge, .

koanoate   meing. vt. to eat. koanoat, vi. cf. kang.

koansop   n. an ornamentally wrapped ball of sennit.

koandieng   vi. to breastfeed while lying down.

koangoange, also koangngoange.   vt. to encourage, to motivate.

koangoangehki, also koangngoangehki.     vt. to talk someone into doing something.

koangngoange   vt. see koangoange.

koangngoangehki   vt. see koangoangehki.

koahpi   n. coffee. [Eng.]

koapoarok   1. n. a trellis made by bending the top branches of a tree to support a yam vine. 2. vi. to be prepared as a trellis for a yam vine, to be turned over. koapoaroke, vt.

koapoaroke   vt. to turn over; to bend the top branches of a tree to make a trellis for a yam vine. koapoarok, vi.

koapwoaremen   meing. vi. to be quiet. cf. nennenla.

koapwoaroapwoar   n. trust, confidence, faith, hope. cf. [meing] kamahdied.

koapwoarment   n. government. [Eng.]

koapwoawar   vi. to fetch a log for a canoe, the act of which is accompanied by a feast. Mehn Palikir ko pahn koapwoawar Nieiselet. The people from Palikir will fetch a log for a canoe on Wednesday.

koapwukoa   n. (3sg. koapwukoah) an assigned responsibility, obligation, or duty.

koapwukoahki   vt. to assign someone to be responsible for something. Soumaso koapwukoahkinkit sen kihda sakau. The section chief assigned us to be responsible for providing sakau.

koapwuriamwei, also kapwuriamwei.   adj. amazing, astonishing.

koapwuroaloat   archaic. vi. to have something stuck between the hull and the outrigger of a canoe.

koapwurupwur, also kapwurupwur.   vi. to be returned, to be rejected, of a gift.

koahr   n. a barbed piece of wood, used as a tool for tying thatch to beams in making a roof; crochet needle.

koaramahd   n. bush sp., Coleus scutellarioides.

koahre₁   n. tree sp., Manilkara hoshinoi, known for its strong wood.

koahre₂   vt. to scrape together with the hands; to wipe a kava cup; to wipe the anus.

koarompw, also karompw.   n. obstacle, hindrance.

koarong   meing. n. (3sg. koaronge) ear. cf. saleng .

koaronge, also karonge.   1. meing. vt. to hear, to listen. 2. meing. n. ear. cf. rong.

koarongorong   1. vi. to conduct a public hearing; to exchange public insults or innuendoes. 2. n. a public hearing.

koarongodoh   meing. adj. deaf. cf. salengopon.

koaros   num. all. Pillap koaros lapakehda. All the rivers flooded.

koaroson, also karoson.   vt. to invigorate.

Koaroahmw   n. a title.

koaroapoad   1. n. the person who holds the end of a net and is the first to set it. 2. vi. to serve in this capacity.

koaruhsie   num. every, all. Ohl koaruhsie pokonpene Kolonia. All the men gathered in Kolonia.

koasepe   n. a weight placed on top of something.

koasepen uhmw   n. the large stones that are placed around the edge of the uhmw to prevent hot steam from escaping. cf. [meing] koasepwel.

koasepwel, also koasepen uhmw.   meing. n. the large stones that are placed around the edge of the uhmw to prevent hot steam from escaping.

koasiemen   n. a yam cultivar.

koasok   vi. to pile up. koasoke, vt.

koasoke   vt. to lay in a pile. E koasokehda nah pwuhk ko. He laid his books in a pile. koasok, vi.

koasokoasok   n. pile of objects, stone wall. I pahn doadoahngki koasokoasok en takaio. I will use that pile of rocks.

koasoai   1. vi. to talk, to converse, to discuss, to tell a story. 2. n. talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable. koasoaia, vt. cf. [meing] mahsen, poahngok.

koasoaia   vt. to say, to mention, to state. see koasoai. cf. [meing] mahsanih, poahngokih.

koasoaiepe   n3s. an account of.

koasoakoahiek   adj. inappropriate, awkward because of unfamiliarity, difficult to learn.

koasoamw   1. vi. to welcome; to lead one's aim when shooting birds. 2. n. a welcoming event or activity. kasamwoh, vt.

koasoamwoasoamw   vi. to make a sincere request for assistance: to pay one’s respects to high-titled people in the opening remarks of a speech.

koasoane   vt. to organize, to structure; to settle, to decide. koasoandi, vi.

koasoanehdi sohso   vi. to probate an estate.

koasoandi   1. vi. to be organized, to be structured; to be settled, to be decided, to be agreed upon. 2. n. organization, structure, rule, plan, agreement; judgement, pronouncement, decision. koasoane, vt. cf. [meing] kadihrlap.

koasoandi en nting   n. orthography, spelling system.

koasoaramwahu   meing. n. positve impression, positive image. cf. kahdamwahu.

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

koasoarsuwed   1. meing. vi. to disgrace, to defame. 2. meing. adj. disgraceful. koasoarsuwedih, vt. cf. kahdsuwed.

koasoarsuwedih   meing. vt. to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of. cf. kahdsuwedih.

koasuk   vt. to weigh down, to anchor something in place by placing an object on top of it; to kill.

koasukuloal   adj. having an injurious impact.

koade   vt. to assist someone by carrying part of his load.

koadelik   n. goods and resources supplied by non-relatives.

koadelikihada   vt. to support by supplying goods and resources. Kitail koadelikihada Nahnpei, pwe sohte ah peneinei. Let us support Nahnpei with goods and resources, for he has no relatives.

koadi   n. a shot of hard liquor. En ihs kisin koadi me mi nan kepet? Whose shot is in this cup?

koadia   vt. to fill with a liquid; to pour in. Koadiahda mahs pwoatol en pihl kan. Please fill the water bottles. koadiadi, vi.

koadiadi   vi. to be filled with a liquid. koadia, vt.

koadoi-   vt. to help out, to rescue. Kitail pahn koadoiirailda. We will help them out.

koadoke   n3s. top, peak, summit, ridge.

koadokehla   vt. to bring to completion. koadokodokala, vi.

koadokodokala   vi. to be brought to completion. koadokehla, vt.

koadoahke   vt. to work on.

koadoahkehdi   vt. to cultivate, to plant mixed crops.

koadoangoul, also kadangoul.   num. ten. see ehd₁.

koadoangoulih   vt. to make a team complete, to round out a team; to conclude.

koadoaroapwe   meing. vt. to read; to count. cf. wadek₁.

koadoadoahke, also koadoadoahkih.   vt. to hire.

koadoadoahkih   vt. see koadoadoahke.

koato   adj. durable, having the ability to survive either time or circumstance.

koatou, also keteu.   1. vi. to rain. 2. n. rain.

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

koatoa   n. mangrove sp. Sonneratia alba.

koatoan   n. patience, tolerance. Nantiheng ahniki koatoan. Try to have patience.

koatoane   vt. to suppress, as a cry of pain, a cough, laughter, or a bowel movement; to tolorate, to endure.

koatoahnien   vi. to visibly show one's displeasure at a request.

koatun   n. cotton, Gossypium barbadense; kapok tree, Ceiba pentandra. [Eng.]

kuair   n. choir. [Eng.]

Kuam   n. Guam. [Eng.]

kuhiolung   n. plant sp., Cleome viscosa.

kuk   vi. to cook. [Eng.] kukih, vt.

Kuk Ailan   n. The Cook Islands. [Eng.]

kuhkelih   vt. to Google something. [kuhkel <Eng.] kuhkel, vi.

kukih   vt. to cook something. [kuk <Eng. cook] kuk, vi.

kukusuh   n. air gun. [Jap. kūkijū]

kul   vi. neut. to grab, to seize. kulih, vt.

kuhl   vi. to suck on, as a cigarette or sugar cane.

kuhleid   n. Kool-Aid, any similar drink. [Eng.]

kulih   vt. to grab, to seize, to plunder. E men iang kulih nei kehp. He wants to seize my yams. kul, vi.

kuloak   n. time, clock, watch, hour. [Eng.]

Kuloap   n. a title.

kuloapis, also klopis.   n. club, a suit in playing cards. [Eng.]

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

kuluh   n. glue. [Eng.]

kuluhkous   n. glucose. [Eng.]

kulup   n. the accumulation of dried leaves from a previous uhmw. cf. [meing] soupirleng.

kull, also koll.   n. cockroach.

kumi, also komi.   n. rubber, plastic. [Ger. Gummi]

kumiai   1. n. a group of people who take turns working on one another's land. 2. vi. to participate in such a group. [Jap. kumiai]

kumolomol   n. a panting breath.

kumw   vi. neut. to disturb or alert by making a pounding noise. kumwur, vt.

kumwa   subj. pr., ind. pr. you, dual.

-kumwa   obj. pron. you, dual.

kumwail   subj. pr., ind. pr. you, plural.

-kumwail   obj. pron. you, plural.

kumwisekala   vi. to fall.

kumwo   1. vi. to lack fish or protein. 2. n. the lacking of fish or protein.

kumwukumw₁   n. a thudding noise.

kumwukumw₂   n. peak, crest, small hill.

kumwukumw en nahna   n. mountain peak or crest.

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

kumwur   vt. to disturb or alert by making a pounding noise. kumw, vi.

kumwus   1. meing. vi. to tease. 2. n. joke. kumwusih, vt. cf. kamwan, kepit₂.

kumwusek   vi. to be detonated or exploded.

kumwusih   meing. vt. to joke with, to tease. kumwus, vi. cf. kapitih, kemwene.

kumwuskihda   meing. vt. to joke about. cf. kepitkihda.

kumwut   n. (3sg. kumwuti) fist. cf. [meing] pwekeleng.

kumwut en kidi   n. a variety of the yam kehpineir, shaped like a dog's paw.

kumwut en neh   n3s. ankle.

kumwut en peh   n3s. wrist.

kumwutik   vi. to sneer.

kun   vi. to be extinguished; to be turned off, of lights and motors.

kunon   1. n. swelling of the lymph nodes. 2. vi. to have swelling of the lymph nodes.

kunukunda, also kiewek en tamworohi.   n. a yam cultivar.

kunut   n. a fleshy growth on the upper part of the beak of a female pigeon; abnormal fleshy growth or tumor on the surface of the skin; the sighting bead on a rifle.

kundihna, also kaimana.   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw.

kuhpene   vi. to close₁ one's mouth. cf. [meing] kuhreiso.

kupi   vi. to be fired, to be thrown out of job.

kupor   n. (3sg. kupore) fleshy part of meat.

kupwel   vt. to bend, of something rigid. kupwelek, adj.

kupwelek   adj. bent, of something rigid. kupwel, vt.

kupwi   n3s. an unopened leaf or frond. I wahdo kupwin nih. I will bring the bud of a coconut.

kupwinlitok   n. young hen.

kupwinwol   n. young man.

kupwu, also kopwou.   n. basket, purse, handbag. cf. [meing] likohmes.

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

kupwur₁   n. bird sp., 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   meing. n. (3sg. kupwure) wish, intention, decision, desire, heart; belly, guts, stomach. cf. kupwur₂, nsen.

kupwuramwahu   polite. n. privilege, blessing, grace, benefit, used in religous contexts.

kupwuramwahuwih   meing. vt. to wish happiness, success, peace, and good fortune; to bless. Mwohnsapw kupwuramwahuwihkit, Mwohnsapw wishes us happiness. cf. kapaiia.

kupwurapwuriong   vt. to strive for. Mwohnsapw kupwurapwuriong mwein popohl. Mwohnsapw is striving for a reign of tranquility.

kupwurehieng   meing. vi. to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect. cf. lemehieng.

kupwurekeng   meing. adj. intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp. cf. loalekeng.

kupwurehla   meing. vt. to forgive; to bless. Komw kupwurehla ohlo, pwe e sapwungala. Forgive the man, for he made a mistake. cf. mahkehng.

kupwurehda   meing. vi. to decide, to determine. cf. lemehda.

kupwuriso   meing. n. stomach, chest, bosom; the area immediately in front of one. cf. kapehd, mwarmware, pahnadi.

Kupwuriso   n. third highest mountain on Pohnpei, located in U.

kupwurohki   meing. vt. to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in. cf. nsenohki.

kupwuropwon   meing. adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb. cf. pweipwei₁.

kupwurki   meing. vt. to agree, to like, to prefer. cf. mwahuki.

kupwurmahk   1. meing. vi. to forgive. 2. meing. adj. forgiving. 1. Komw kupwurmahk. Please forgive me. 2. Ohlo me kupwurmahk. That man is forgiving. cf. mahk₁.

kupwud, also kopwud.   n. (3sg. kupwude) new leaf.

kur   vi. to move one's hips in the manner characteristic of sexual intercourse. kurih, vt.

kurando   n. baseball field. [Jap. gurando < Eng. ground]

kureiong   n. crayon. [Jap. kureyon < Eng.]

kuhreiso   meing. vi. to close₁ one's mouth. cf. kuhpene.

kurih   vt. to move one's hips against another's in the manner characteristic of sexual intercourse. kur, vi.

Kuro   n. a common name for a black dog. [Jap. kuro : black]

kurop   n. baseball glove. [Jap. gurōbu < Eng.]

kurodong   n. croton, Codiaeum variegatum. [Eng.]

kuroamw   1. n. chum, bait thrown around a canoe to attract fish. 2. vi. to chum, to throw bait around a canoe to attract fish.

kuru kiniti, also meikole, meikolemwot, meipa, meiwid.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

kuruma   n. cart. [Jap. kuruma]

kurumw   n. bum, tramp, loafer.

kuruptoloina   n. (3sg. kuruptoloinahr) penis, of an adult.

kuruptoaleileng   meing. n. penis, of an adult.

kurupw   n. immature coconut before reaching the growth stage called uhpw.

kus   vi. to gush; to climax or ejaculate.

kuhs   n. goose. [Eng.]

kuhsuh   1. n. air-raid siren. 2. vi. to drink hastily straight from a container. 1. Re kuhsuhla kanarail pwoatolo. They drank their bottle of liquor hastily. [Jap.]

kusupek   1. n. steam, smoke, vapor, spout, splash (of a liquid). 2. vi. to steam, to smoke, to produce vapor, to spout out, to splash up.

kuskar   n. a red hot stone from the uhmw used to sterilize a pounding stone to be employed in the preparation of lihli for the Nahnmwarki.

kudun, also kodon.   n. giant.

kudud, also kudud en palau, uht rais, kirihm.   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.

kudud en palau, also kudud, uht rais, kirihm.   n. a banana cultivar, from Palau.

kuht, also kout.   n. goat, Capra hircus. [Eng.]

kutian   n. accordion. [Eng.]

kutohr   1. n. egg; a small yam that can be carried by hand. 2. vi. to lay an egg.

kutohr en limwedi   adj. young and beautiful, as of a girl in her prime; lovely.

kutohr en mese   n3s. eyeball.

kutoar   n. eave, of a house or building.

kutoahr   n. bird sp., Micronesian kingfisher, Halcyon cinnamomina.

kutoareileng dapwaiso   n. eaves of heaven, horizon; the place beyond the horizon.

kutoarenleng   n. eave of heaven; horizon, the place beyond the horizon.

kuwa   n. hoe. [Jap. kuwa]

kuwai   1. vi. to whistle. 2. n. whistle. cf. [meing] suwaimwot, keuwed, nimpar.

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

kuwet   n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.

kuwihn   n. queen. Kuwihn Elizabeth en England mwehi reirei. Queen Elizabeth of England has had a long reign. [Eng.]

kuwpin lih   n. young woman.

klopis, also kuloapis.   n. club, a suit in playing cards. [Eng.]

klordalahria wah tikitik , also kandalahria.   n. plant sp., smooth rattlepod, Crotalaria pallida.

kreidid   1. vi. 2. n. credit. [Eng.]

kreidid iuhnion   n. credit union. [Eng.]

kreidid kard   n. credit card. [Eng.]

kriminal   n. criminal. [Eng.]

kromosohm   n. chromosome. [Eng.]

Kronikel   Biblical. n. Chronicles, two books in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament), 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles. [Eng.]

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