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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.]