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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.

kaerala, also kairala.   vt. to stop something from continuing, to conclude, to put and end to. I men kitail en kaerala atail doadoahk rahn wet. I want us to stop our work today.

kaesehki, also kehsehki.   vt. to inform, to notify.

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.

kailehda   vt. to elevate, to raise.

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

kailok   n. hatred; grudge; prejudice.

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, also keimwsakala.   vt. to complete, as of a task, to conclude.

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. vi. to defecate. 2. n. feces.

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.

kainihneng   adj. lusty, craving something.

kaingihng   vt. to lay on one side; to tilt. I pahn kaingihngala serio. I will turn the child on her side.

kaingun   n. navy. [Jap. kaigun]

kaipaip   1. vi. to be descending from higher to lower. 2. n. transition from higher to lower.

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

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

kaipwiong   vt. to impregnate.

kaipwidi, also kaipwihdi.   vt. to give birth.

kaipwihdi   vt. see kaipwidi.

kair   n. news; announcement.

kairakala   vt. to do x times in a row. Re kairakala kana pak limau. They won five times in a row.

kairakih   vt. Kairakihala seri kan. Line the children up. see kairak.

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

kairala, also kaerala.   vt. to stop something from continuing, to conclude, to put and 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.

kairek, also kairak.   vi. to occur in a line, row, or sequence. Se wihn kairekala pahieu. We won four times in a row. kairakih, vt.

kairekih, also kairakih.   vt. to arrange in a straight line, to arrange in order, to line up in a sequence.

kairehki   vt. to inform, to notify.

kairekidi, also keirekidi.   vi. to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom;.

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

kaisihsolih   vt. see kaisihsol.

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.

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.

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; to drink directly from a container. kokou, vi.

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

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

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

kauada   vt. to constitute, to create, as a kousapw; to build, to erect, to construct.

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. to complain about, to criticize. kaulim, adj.

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, also kaope.   n3s. disadvantage, cause of ruin.

kaupuhpdi   vt. to cover, as with a sheet.

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.

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.

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

kautohr, also koautohr.   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.

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

kakehlailada   vt. to cause to be strengthened; to cause to be recovered.

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

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

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. ker₁.

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.

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. pekekil, vi.

kakiles   n. sp. of large black ant.

kakipwel, also kakpwel.   n. (3sg. kakipweli) banana flower.

kakihr   vt. to submerge; to strip off clothes; 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.

kakon en neh   n3s. ankle.

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

kakonepene   vt. to reassemble; to fit together.

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

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

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

kakureiso   meing. vi. to close₁ one's mouth. cf. kuhpene.

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.

kalaude   vt. to increase, to enlarge.

kalaudepe   n. increment, supplement.

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. kind, generous, merciful. 2. n. kindness, generosity, mercy. 3. interj. thank you.

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

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

kalahp   n. Pacific greenback turtle, Chelonia mydas.

kahlap   1. n. (3sg. kahlepe) original; main part. 2. meing. n. 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]

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

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.

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.   sent. adv. look out, excuse me. Kalekeikumwail. Look out (something or someone is moving by) Kalei komwi mahs. Please excuse me (upon passing in front of another).

kalehki   vt. see kalehk.

kalel   n. concubine.

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.

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.

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   vt. to banish, to exile. Mehn Sehmen kalipala mehn Sokehs ko. The Germans exiled the people of Sokehs.

kalipe   vt. to exile, to banish. kalipilip, vi.

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, also kalipwelipwehda.   vt. to wound, to injure.

kalipwelipwehda   vt. Naipo kalipwelipwehda pehn ohlo The knife injured the man's arm. see kalipwelipwe.

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.

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, vi.

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.

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

kaloalamwahu   1. vi. to comfort. 2. n. native medicine used to comfort someone, as when a child is weaned, for a jealous spouse, etc. kaloalamwahwih, vt.

kaloalamwahwih   vt. to comfort, to console; to cast a spell to bring comfort to someone suffering from a broken heart. kaloalamwahu, vi.

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   meing. vi. to vomit. cf. mmwus.

kalupwulupw, also kelupwulupw.   vi. to be scraped.

kalupwur   vt. to scrape the surface of something. koalupwulupw, 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.

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.

kamalailaiedi   vt. to calm someone down.

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.

kamahlahl₂   n. echo.

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

kamalawa₂   n. a smelly, medicinal plant.

kamalehd   meing. adj. 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.

kamara₁   vt. to lighten a burden, either physical or mental.

kamarainih   vt. to enlighten.

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

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.

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.

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

kamadipw en nohpwei   n. first fruits feast for breadfruit in which the Nahnmwarki and Soumas en Kousapw provide food for the contributors.   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 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 for an invited royal party 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. first fruits feast for breadfruit in which the Nahnmwarki and Soumas en Kousapw provide food for the contributors. 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 ar 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. 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   1. adj. blinding, glistening. 2. vi. to be polished, to be shined. kamelengilengih, vt.

kamelengilengih   vt. to shine, to make glisten, 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.

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.

kamedel   n. plaster; wax.

kaminasang   vi. to be purified , to be cleansed. Pihlo kaminasang samine. The water was purified.

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.

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

kamohnge   meing. vt. to comfort, to please. Mwohnsapw kamohnge Likend. Mwohnsapw is comforting Likend. cf. kansenamwahuwih.

kamoahdiod   n. hope; pride.

kamoadolan   vt. to await an event.

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

kamuk   vi. to wait.

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.]

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

kampe   adj. bitter, as characteristic of menioak, mwekimwek, or kehmpalahi, 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; appeacement, 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.

kamwasikahla, also kamwasikehla.   vt. to burn, to scorch. kamwasik, vi.

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. kamwenge, vt.

kamweng kasapw   1. n. a maternity feast, held for 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. kamweng, vi.

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.

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. to be shaking, as during an earthquake.

kamwomwala   vt. to lay waste to.

kamwomwsuwedih   vt. to bring disgrace to, to defame.

kamwopwula   vt. to suffocate.

kamwosod   meing. vi. to urinate. cf. pipihs.

kamwohda   vt. to wipe up feces.

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.

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   adj. having contents; well developed, of the tuber of a plant; having a large clitoris.

kanenge   n3s. 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.

kanenge   n3s. substance; inside of something, contents.

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.

Kaniki   n. a title.

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

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 a legendary underwater city located off the barrier reef at Nan Madol, literally meaning 'honored city'.

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

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

kahnsapw   n. group of sizeable islands.

Kansas   n. Kansas. [Eng.]

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.

kansensuwedih   vt. to sadden; to disappoint; to discourage;. 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]

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 defame the man.

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

kang   vt. to eat. cf. [meing] koanoate, sakan.

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.

kahngahng   meing. vi. to sigh. cf. sengelda.

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.

kangrou   adj. always blamed for mishaps.

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

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

kahp₃   n. curve. [Jap. kābu < Eng.]

kahp-   vi. to move in a curve, to cruise around. Pwohto kahpseli nan puelen dahwo. The boat cruised around the channel.

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.

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

kapailok   1. adj. insulting. 2. n. insult. kapailoke, vt.

kapailoke   vt. to insult. 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. kapaidoke, vt. cf. rong.

kapaidoke   vt. to listen attentively. kapaidok, vi.

kapakap₁   1. vi. to pray. 2. n. prayer.

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.

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.

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.

kapahrek   1. vi. to give a speech or sermon; to align, to equalize, to level. 2. n. speech or sermon. cf. [meing] poahngok, rerinpwaiso, sakarada.

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.

kapei₁   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.

kapeipeseng₁, also kapepeseng.   vt. to cause to float apart.

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.

kapehm   n. warning.

kapehme   vt. to make someone realize his mistake.

kapehr   n. a variety of torch ginger, Geocardia herbacea, used medicinally.

kaperenih   vt. to amuse, to please, to bring joy or happiness to. kaperen, adj.

kapes   n. head cabbage. [Eng.]

kapehse   1. n. introduction. 2. vi. to make an introduction.

kapehseh   vt. to introduce; to make acquainted.

kapehsehih   vt. to introduce.

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

kapehd   n. (3sg. kapehde) belly, guts, stomach. cf. [meing] kupwur₁, kupwuriso.

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

kapehd pedeped   adj. nauseous.

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

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.

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

kapehden neh   n3s. arch of the foot.

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

kapih   vt. to drink kava after it has been served to others, to eat leftovers.

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]

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.

kapingipwing   1. adj. confusing, messy; distressful. 2. n. confusion; something that is troublesome or distressing.

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.

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

kapidolong   n. income, revenue.

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.

kapit₁   1. meing. vi. to talk, to speak. 2. n3s. talk, speech. cf. lokaia.

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 salvage.

kapitala   vt. to free, to allow to escape; to rescue.

kapitih   vt. to joke with, to tease. kepit₂, adj.

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

kapoulaul   adj. amusing, pleasant, funny. Me kapoulaul arail spaio. Their skit is amusing.

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

kapokon   n. a gathering.

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

kapohl   adj. prideful. kapohle, vt.

kapohle   vt. to boost one's pride; to make one happy or proud. Ke pahn kapohle irail 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.

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. sunrise; breakfast. cf. mwengehn menseng.

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 cuckold, to cheat, to deceive.

kapwelipweilihala   vt. to soil, to make something dirty.

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.

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.

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.

kapwur   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.

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.

kapwudong   adj. itchy or irritating.

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. kava stem that is cut off after the root is divided because it is too long (after the top stems have been cut off--the uneven stems that remain.

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. koroukdi, vi.

karaun   1. vi. to make an accusation. 2. n. accusation. 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 defame.

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

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

karakar₁   adj. warm, hot; angry; high fever. cf. [meing] kereniol.

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.

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.

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 petting.

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.

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. The man became thirsty.

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,.

karer laman, also laman.   n. lime, Citrus aurantiifolia.

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.

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

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   vt. see karohlap.

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, saleng.

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.

karosala, also karosehla.   vt. to exhaust.

karosehla, also karosala.   vt. to exhaust.

karoson, also koaroson.   vt. to invigorate.

karotehla   vt. to darken, to dim.

karotongehla, also karotongala.   vt. to cast a spell that causes sleepiness, aches, and a desire to stay home to rest.

karupwude   vt. to scratch, as when itching. kerupwud, vi.

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.

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.

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 introduce or make something known. kasansal, vi.

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

kasalepe   n. sample, illustration.

kasalehda   vt. to disclose, to expose, 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. kasamine, vt.

kasaminehla   vi. to soil, to defile.

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.   n. declaration, manifestation.

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. tepinwere.

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.

kasapwalih   vt. to assault treacherously.

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   vi. to deny; to disagree, to dissent.

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.

kahsahs   vi. to boast.

kasawa   vi. to hatch.

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

kasawihada   vi. to pass judgement on.

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.

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. 2. n. dinner. cf. mwengehn soutik.

kasouwas   1. 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.   n. heap, pile.

kasoke   vi. to pile, to stack.

kasohlap   adj. wasteful, unappreciative.

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

kasohlapenwol   n. a deserved honor.

kasongosong   vt. to tempt, to entice.

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

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.

kasukuhl   n. instruction, training, teaching.

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, also kadaurodo.   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.

kadaurodo, also kadaur₁.   vt. to trace or track down; to recall or transmit the past history of.

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.

kadall   vi. to swallow. kadalle, kadanle, vt.

kadalle, also kadanle.   vt. to swallow. kadall, vi. cf. [meing] nemwe.

kahdamwahu   n. positve impression, positive image.

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

kadanle, also kadalle.   vt. to swallow. kadall, vi. cf. [meing] nemwe.

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

kadangaulih, also kadangaulihala.   vt. to make a team complete, to round out a team; to conclude. Ih me kadangaulihirailla. HIs joining the team made it complete.

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.

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 glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye at, to look askance at. kadahrleng, vi.

kadahrlenge, also kadahrlangih.   meing. vt. to glance, 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.

kadeikpen loale   n3s. conscience.

kadek₁   1. adj. kind, generous. 2. n. kindness, generosity.

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 seh.   1. vi. to shout in a falsetto voice, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight. 2. n. shout in a falsetto voice, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight.

kahdeng   n. curtain. [Eng.]

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

Kadehde Kapw   Biblical. n. New Testament.

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

Kadehde Mering   Biblical. n. Old Testament.

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

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

kadirehla   vt. to fill up, to add more in numbers.

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   n. judgement, pronouncement. Poahngok idan sapwellim kadihrlap. Mwohnsapw's speech transmitted his judgement.

kadihrlapihada   meing. vt. to pass judgement on. cf. kasawihada.

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.

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

kadokodokpene   n. connection.

Kahdolik   n. Catholic. [Eng.]

kadongodong   adj. unlikable, obnoxious, despicable.

kadorsingko   n. mosquito coil. [Jap. katorisenkō]

kadoaropwe, also koadoaroapwe.   meing. vt. to read; to count. 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 ngatively of.

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.

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.

katamaniki   vt. to remind.

katamanpe   n3s. remembrance, commemoration.

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

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. to wear a belt; to safeguard. 1. Naniak wia katengenioar. The mangrove swamp provides coastal protection. 2. Pohnpei kateng weliniak. Pohnpei wears a belt of mangrove forests. katenge, vt.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

katiamau₁   adj. evasive, always unwilling to do something.

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.

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

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

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

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

katoutoupe   n3s. burden.

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

katokiedi   vt. to stop.

katokotokidi   vi. to be stopped abruptly, to ceased abruptly.

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 beseparated 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.

katuk   vt. to stab.

katukedi   vt. to wound by stabbing.

katuke, also katukih.   vt. to stop.

katukedi   vt. to wound by stabbing.

katukih, also katuke.   vt. to stop.

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.

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   adj. demonstrating exceptional courage in the face of impossible odds. 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.

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.

kawe   vt. to mistreat, to criticize, to tell lies about another . E wie kawe e pwoudo. He mistreated his wife.

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

kaweikek   adj. poignant.

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

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   meing. vi. to burp, to 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, kauna, vt.

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

kahwune   vt. see kahwuna.

ke₁   subj. pron. you.

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 pole the yam is tied to.

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

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.

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

keiiehdi   vt. to anoint with oil; to consecrate.

keik   n. cake. [Eng.]

keikei   vi. to bite. ke₂, vt.

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.

keimw   n. (3sg. keimwi) corner, angle; subclan.

keimwin sou   n. lineage, descendants of sisters.

keimwinneh   n3s. heel. see tienpwel.

keimwinpeh   n3s. elbow, the outer curve.

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, bed-ridden.

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

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

keimwsakala, also keimwsakala.   vt. to complete, as of a task; to conclude. Kitail anahne keimwsakala atail doadoahk. We need to complete our work.

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

keinahki   vt. to blame.

keinapwih   vt. to prohibit. keinepwi, vi.

keinek   n. ruling matrilineage, within a subclan.

keinemwe   meing. vt. to ask (used only by the Nahnmwarki). see keinamwe.

keinepwi   vi. to be prohibited. keinapwih, vt.

keinimek   adj. uninformed.

keinihn   meing. vi. to be intoxicated. 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, to lower oneself. 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. cf. wouneki.

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

keirekidi, also kairekidi.   vi. to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom;.

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.   1. vi. to walk in a specific direction. 2. n. walk, path; manner of living.

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

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

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

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.

keidu   n. central post of a feasthouse.

keidupwus   adj. hairy, of the navel.

keidloaloh   1. meing. adj. to be homesick. 2. meing. n. homesickness. cf. loaloid.

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.

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.

kehu, also kehuh.   n. mast, of a canoe or ship.

kehuh   n. see kehu.

keulap   meing. n. (3sg. keulapahr) elbow. cf. tipwengen peh.

keuleng, also kouleng.   meing. vi. to stand. cf. kesihnen.

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

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   meing. vi. to 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.

kekeielek   meing. vi. to be moving; to have a sexual intercourse. see keielek.

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.

kehkehlingki   vi. to order; to enjoin.

kekeluwak   adj. hard, not soft; tough, as of meat.

kekeluwakala   vi. to be hardened.

kekem, also kikim.   vt. to kick. [Eng.] kik₂, vi.

kekiang   vi. to limp.

kekihleng   n. a coconut that sprouts while not on the ground.

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.

kekuhrek   meing. vi. to blink. cf. marep₁.

kekuhrekpene   meing. vi. to close one's eyes. cf. meirpene.

kehkla   adj. to give out from exhaustion.

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.

kehlail   1. adj. strong, powerful, healthy. 2. adv. forcefully, strongly.

kehlailda   vi. to recover from an illness. Liho kehlailda mwurin ah ale winien Pohnpei. The lady recovered from her illness after taking local medicine.

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.

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.

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.

kelekel mwahn   n. orchid sp., wild, wiith wide leaves.

kelekel pein   n. orchid sp., 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.

kelengk   adj. causing acrophobia or vertigo.

kelengsapw   archaic. adj. shameful.

kelehpw   vi. to be alone. E kelehpw. He was alone. cf. [meing] kalapwuk, kautohr, koautohr.

Kelepwel   n. an islet in Nan Madol where Saudeleur kept Isokelekel and his people.

kelepwiki   1. vi. to genuflect. 2. n. genuflection.

kelepwikihdi   vi. to kneel down.

keliali, also kiliali.   meing. vi. to vomit. see eimwel₁. 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 kalikahsih serio. The woman rocked the baby.

kelikawih, also kalikawih.   vt. to dress someone.

kelikemwe, also kalikemwe.   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. vi. to joke or tease. cf. kamwan.

kelipak   n. bird species, Carolines swiftlet, Callacalin inquieta.

kelipilip   n. a place of exile.

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, also kalupwulupw.   vi. to be scraped.

kelmahu, also limwediliniak.   n. fern sp., Davallia pectinata.

kehmah   n. tree sp., Terminalia carolinensis.

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

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.

kemeik   n. fish sp., humphead parrotfish, a variety of Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.

kemeu   n. Cynometra bijuga, wood use for adze handles.

kemehla   vt. to kill, to execute; to turn off, as a light or engine. kamala, kamakamala, vi. cf. [meing] sapwendipkihla.

kehmelimel, also likaritikitik.   n. plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.

kemehnkouruhr   adj. funny, amusing, boisterous.

kemehnpou   adj. cold, causing to be cold.

kemenseng₁   1. meing. vi. to eat breakfast. 2. n. breakfast. cf. mwengehn menseng.

kemenseng₂   n. a kava planting; area where kava is planted.

kemenda, also kamanda.   vt. to tame.

kemed   n. sp. of sea cucumber.

kemedipwe, also kamadipwe.   vt. to make a feast for. 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 clothes. 2. n. dry clothes one puts on, extra clothes taken on a trip. kemmade, vt. cf. [meing] kangalangal.

kemmada, also kammada.   vt. to dry.

kemmade, also kemmede.   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.

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.

kempa₂   n. department. I doadoahk ong kempahn kamarain ansou ieu mahs. I worked for the department of education once before,. [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 varety, with fibrous roots, a variety of kehpineir.

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] kadillepe.

kemwere, also kamwere.   vi. to gesture menacingly.

kemwetimwet   vi. to make a polite but empty gesture.

kemwirimwir, also kemwurumwur.   1. n. to make a final statement or perform a final action. 2. n. farewell.

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, also kemwirimwir.   1. vi. to make a final statement or perform a final action. 2. n. farewell.

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 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.

kenei sakau   1. vi. to eat after drinking kava. 2. n. meal after kava.

kenei soumwahu   vi. to palliate an ill person, to help alleviate the symptoms of an illness.

keneinei   adj. cherished, well cared for. kanai, vt.

kehnek, also kehn nek.   adj. prone to premature ejaculation.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 kangalangala.   meing. vt. to provide dry clothing for someone. cf. kintehki.

kengir   n. belt.

kehngid   n. , mango, a generic term for any of a number of varieties, Mangifera indica; wild mango, Mangifera minor.

kehngid en meinuwe   n. a mango cultivar.

kehngid en sallong   n. a mango cultivar.

kehngid pweinaper   n. a variety of mango, 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] pohniong, pohres.

kengk   n. coconut, containing no nut.

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.

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   n3s. thigh.

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.

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   1. n. kneeded mahr (preserved breadfruit). 2. vi. to kneed mahr₁.

kepelsalehd, also kepinsalehd.   1. meing. n. sickness, disease, illness. 2. vi. to be sick, to be ill. cf. soumwahu.

kepelsalehdala, also kepinsalehdala.     vi. to die.

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. broom made from the inner ribs of palm fronds. cf. [meing] lempweileng, pweileng, 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.

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 central capital at Sapwtakai.

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.

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 variety of yam.

kepin kasang   meing. n. (3sg. kepin kesenge) throat. cf. kepinwer.

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 na kitik   n. a variety of yam.

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. see kehpin pisi.

kehpin pwair   n. a yam cultivar, having a sweet flavor.

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 wai ohreirei   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpin dolen wai pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar, having white flesh.

kehpin dolen wai 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 wai   n. a yam cultivar.

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 kehpuwalap   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir kehpmwas   n. a yam cultivar.

kehpineir kumwoten 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.

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. meing. 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. attracting plentiful resources, such as food and other contributions to a feast. Sohpeidi me kepindau pilen. Royalty attracts plentiful resources.

kepindewehlap   meing. n. royal advice.

kehpindol   n. a general class of white yam cultivars.

kepindowe   vt. to welcome, to receive.

kepindowehlap   meing. vi. to drink kava immediately after a Nahnmwarki, using the same cup.

kepinwar   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 the fish exchange. kepinwarih, vt.

kepinwarih   vt. to share, either food or advice. kepinwar, vi.

kepinwariki   vt. to take on a trip. Se kepinwariki uhpwte. We took only coconuts with us.

kepinwer   n. (3sg. kepinwere) throat. cf. [meing] kepin kasang.

kepinwere, also kepinwore.   vt. to give fish to the occupant(s) of another fishing canoe, to give a gift to a departng party.

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.

kepinwore, also kepinwere.   vt. to give fish to the occupant(s) of another fishing canoe, to give a gift to a departng party.

kepinga   vt. to praise.

kepingahla   vt. to be amazed at, to be surprised at. I kepingahla amwail sarongorong. I am amazed at your stubborness.

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.

kehpit   meing. n. knife, machete.

kepitie, also kapitie.   meing. n. voice, word. cf. ngihl, lokaia.

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.

kehpwallal   n. a variety of yam, having no particular season.

kepwe   n. thing, possession; internal organs or guts of larger mammals; genitals.

kepweikeng   1. adj. skillful in attacking others, critical. 2. n. criticism. kepweikang, kepweikangih, vt.

kepweikengih, also kepweikangih.   vt. to criticize, to speak sharply to or of. kapweikeng, adj.

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.

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.

kereiso   meing. n. bathing spot in a stream.

kereu₁   n. a sp. of shell fish.

kereu₂   slang. vi. to run; to flee; to swim, of fish.

kereut   n. grass sp.

kereker   n. gutter; bamboo or pipe used to channel a flow of water.

kerekeresou   vi. to warm oneself at a fire.

keremwel, also keremwoal.   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.

Kerenis   n. the Pohnpeian name for Kapingamarangi, a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State. [Eng. Greenwich]

kereng   1. vi. to be dried by heat, as of copra or tobacco. 2. n. tobacco. karang, vt.

kerengireng   adj. peppery, spicy, hot.

kerengkpei   meing. vi. to spread the hot stones of an uhmw. cf. eruhmw.

kerep   vi. to creep; to crawl on all fours. karapih, vt.

kerepwel₁   meing. vi. to vanish, to disappear. Sapwellim souneio kerepwella mwurin wihk ehu. His ailment vanished in a week. cf. sohrala.

kerepwelihala   meing. vt. to cause to disappear. Winio kerepwelihala sapwellim souneio The herbal medicine caused his ailment to disappear. cf. kasohrehla.

keredi   vi. to alight or step down, to flow or drop as in liquid.

keriahla   vt. to curse, to invoke a curse.

keriemenih   vt. to second a motion.

kerier   n. first born.

keriker₁, also kerker.   n. fish sp.,highfin rudder fish, Kyphosus cinerascens; generic term for kertakai (large size) and kerilel (small size); 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.

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.

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. black eyed.

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   vi. to be examined, to be diagnosed, to be figured out. kasawih, vt.

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, also kaesehki.   vt. to inform, to notify.

kehsehkih   vt. to notify, to inform, to hint at, to let someone know.

kesehkida   vi. to be shocked, as by bad news.

kesehkda   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. harmonic flute.

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.

keserenial   n. an accidental sexual encounter.

kesehdi   vi. to throw down. cf. likinpwele.

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.]

kesik mwotomwot   n. handgun.

kesik pirerrer   n. machine gun.

kesik pos   n. any weapon employing gun powder.

kesihker, also kasihker.   vi. to stand erect. Dahme re kesihkerkihda? Why did they stand up?

kesikped   n. speargun.

kesikdol   1. n. a magic spell that causes the instant death of one's enemy. 2. vi. to perform this magic. kesikdole, vt.

kesikdole   vt. to cast a deadly magic spell. Dene kawaho, mie me kak kesikdolete aramas oh kemehla. It is said that in the past, one could cast a deadly magic spell on someone and kill him. kesikdol, vi.

kesileng   adj. disdainful, snobbish, said of one who always finds other people disgusting or unattractive.

kesiluh   num. third.

kesihnen   vi. to stand. kesihnenih, vt. cf. [meing] keuleng.

kesihnenih   vt. kesihnen, vi.

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.

kedeumen   1. vi. to exchange insults and innuendoes, between two adult males. 2. n. insult, innuendo.

kedekede   sent. adv. time passed... Kedekede oh rahn ehu... Time passed and one day....

kedeng   vi. to be stretched; to be made taut; to be tensed, of a muscle. kadang, vt.

kedengda   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 a foreign shore); 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.

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.

kederwahwa   meing. n. conch shell.

kederwun   vi. neut. to scale or pluck. kederwuna, vt.

kederwuna   vt. to scale or pluck. kederwun, vi.

kehdiede   meing. vt. to wait for. Komw pahn kehdiede ohl teio? Will you wait for the other gentleman? cf. awih.

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.

kedikeu   vi. to be turned upside down; to have drunk all of something. kedikauwe, kedikauwih

kediked   vi. neut. to tickle. kading₁, vt.

kedikou, also kedikeu.   1. n. rear entry sex. 2. vi. to be struck, as a bell.

kedilahs   n. sword, cutlass, bayonet. [Eng.]

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

Kedinikapw   n. title of the wife of a Kuloap.

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   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.

keteu, also koatou.   1. vi. to rain. 2. n. rain.

ketel   n. kettle. [Eng.]

ketemenpe   n3s. memorial, recollection, souvenir.

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 trick 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.

ketiamau   adj. disagreeable.

ketieu₁   n. spear, harpoon.

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.

kehtik   n. net fishing, done by a single individual.

ketiket, also ketket.   vi. to stay, to live as in reside.

ketiket₁   adj. numb; asleep, as when one's leg falls asleep.

ketiket₂   adj. insistent, persistent.

ketikila   vi. to be taken in, as clothing. katikala, vt.

ketihna   vt. to revitalize.

ketihnain   1. vi. to revitalize, to nourish; to augment, as a point in an argument. 2. n. food, nourishment.

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. katingih

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.

ketipin   n. sun.

ketipinipin   adj. tingly, as when the circulation is shut off in one's leg.

ketipwehl   1. adj. bratty. 2. n. brat.

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 ketiket.   vi. to stay, to live as in reside.

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.

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 pass something. Ohlo kiheng nah mwohni. That man gave him his money. Kihdo mahs ehu masis. Please give me a box of matches.

kiai   n. a strut supporting the outrigger of a canoe.

kiauk   vi. to be disfigured by yaws; to be deformed.

kiam   n. basket made from a palm frond. cf. [meing] pekinleng, peimwoarosleng, peien katau.

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.

kiarameru   n. caramel. [Jap. kyarameru < Eng.]

kiassi   1. n. catcher, in baseball. 2. vi. to be a catcher. [Jap. kyacchā < Eng.]

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.

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.

kiemmad, also kemmad.   1. vi. to put on dry clothes. 2. n. dry clothes one puts on, extra clothes taken on a trip. kemmade, vt.

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 variety.

kiepw tehlap   n. lily sp., Crinum pedunculatum.

kied   vt. to scramble, to put out of order.

kiedala   vt. to eject.

kiedek, also kielek.   vi. to burst forth, of something built up, as emotions or flood waters; to collapse, of a pile of objects.

kiewek   n. mutation, a hybrid plant, a variant of a plant species.

kiewek en kehngid en pohnpei   n. a variety of mango.

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 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.

kihkioaroahr   n. echo.

kikim, also kekem.   vt. to kick. [Eng.] kik₂, vi.

kikin neh   n3s. toenail.

kikin peh   n3s. fingernail.

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.

kilahs   n. glass, drinking glass, glasses, goggles, mirror. [Eng.]

kilahsen irongin   n. mirror.

kilahs en nimpil   n. drinking glass. Wadohng ohle ehu kilahs en nimpil. Get this man a drinking glass.

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.   meing. n. incest. cf. kilekilangsuwed.

kilekilengsuwed   adj. see kilekilangsuwed.

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.

kihlenuwo   1. vi. to perform some action or to say something that is interpreted as an omen of death. 2. n. omen of death.

kiles   vi. to disdain.

kiliali, also keliali.   meing. vi. to vomit. cf. mmwus.

kilikil₁   adj. rough, of the 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 kow   n. leather.

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.

kilinaulikamw   n. liar.

kilinauserek   n. thick lips.

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 persons who are jealous of the child.

kilisou   vi. to be naked, to be nude.

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.

kinekin   n. falshood, invention.

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 or clothing for someone. cf. [meing] kangalangala.

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   meing. vi. to laugh, to smile.

kiparenwel   n. pandanus sp., Pandanus tolotomensis.

kipada   meing. vi. to get up. 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.

kihpeseng   vt. to spread.

kiped, also kehpin pwanuadu.   n. a yam cultivar.

kipedi   meing. vi. to lie down.

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 neek to economize our the land resouces.

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.

kiresek   slang. n. penis.

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 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).

kiriniol   meing. adj. warm, hot.

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 cooked or uncooked, from Kapingamarangi.

Kiroulikihak   n. a title.

Kiroun   n. a title.

kiroun aip   archaic. n. drummer, keeper of a drum.

Kiroun Aip   n. a title, derived from kiroun aip, now a title given to someone who sings and entertains at a kamadipw.

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.

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. kisikise, 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.

kisekol   adj. see kisakol.

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.

kisikis   n. fraction.

kisikise   vt. to share food with; to give a gift, present, or prize to. kisakis, vi.

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 went on the ship to make some 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.

kisin metehn popouk   n. police whistle.

kisin ngkoal   n. a piece of sennit.

kisin pwehl, also pwehl₂.   n. sennit.

kisin sapwung   n. imperfection.

kisiniap   n. a device used to weave a fish net.

kisiniei   n. fire. cf. [meing] mesia.

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.

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. kidimpene, vt.

kidilipes   Biblical. n. wolf.

kidim   vt. to wrap. kidikid, vi.

kidimpene   vt. to wrap something up. kidikidpene, vi.

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. Neisosperma oppositifolia.

kitei   1. adj. moldy. 2. n. mold.

kitel   n. fish sp., small and 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.

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.

koip   n. tree sp.

koid   n. sp. of sea cucumber.

kou₂   n. cow, Bos taurus. [Eng.]

koul   1. vi. to sing. 2. n. song. 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.

koulangpeseng   meing. vi. to open one's eyes. cf. pehdpeseng.

kouleng, also keuleng.   vi. to stand. cf. [meing] kesihnen.

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 kesempwal   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.

kommoaldihsang   vi. to retire from one's work.

koulin kawa   n. a song of ancient times.

koulin kemweit seri   n. lullaby, a song to comfort a child.

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 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.]

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.

koumwoaropidi   vi. to be covered completely with a sheet or blanket. koumwoaropehdi, vi.

kounsop, also kounsup.   vi. to be frowning, unsmiling.

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.

koupweliki   vt. to respect, to support.

koupwung   meing. n. a taboo among clan members prohibiting sexual relationships among them. cf. pel₁.

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.

kouruhr   vi. to laugh. cf. [meing] tahleng, rahnei, seirek.

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 Tamworohi.   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw and U.

kouseni   1. vi. to exorcise. 2. n. exorcism.

kousoan   1. vi. to reside. 2. n. residence.

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.

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.

kokou   vi. to be erected, to be raised. kau₁, vt.

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

kohkohlahte   adv. forever.

kohkore   n. a cultivar of rahmwanger (kava).

kokus   vi. to be sprayed; to be drained. kakus, vt.

kol   vt. to hold.

kohl   n. gold.

kohl sisel   n. cold chisel. [Eng.]

kohlaliki   n. last squeezing of kava.

kolera   n. cholera. [Eng.]

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.

kolukol   vi. to hold a cup during the preparation of kava.

koluhla   1. vi. to repent; to do reluctantly. 2. n. repentance.

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.

kommare   vt. to crown.

kommoal   vi. to rest. kommoale, vt.

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

kommoaldihsang   vi. to retire from one's work.

kommwad   adj. brave, 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.

kohmw   n. comb. [Eng.] cf. [meing] dokomwel.

komwaropwidi   meing. vi. to be covered up.

komwi   meing. ind. pron. you.

komwokomw   n. peak, crest.

komwokomw en nahna   n. mountain peak or crest.

komwonlaid   n. the first feast house built by Isokelekel at the beginning of the Nahnmwarki era.

Komwonlaid   n. name of the small peninsula in Mesenieng where the Sokehs rebels were executed by the Germans.

kohmwowe   vt. to be first in line or in order; to start an activity. I pahn kohmwowe atail doadoahk. I'll start our work.

kompwal, also kompwalidi.   vt. to cover an uhmw with leaves. kompwel, vi.

kompwel, also kompwelidi.   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., vt. to pour concrete. [Jap. konkurīto < Eng.]

kongkirineil   n. concrete nail. [kongkiri <Jap. konkurīto : neil< Eng. nail]

kohp   vt. to prophesy.

kopatau, also kapatau.   n. phlegm.

kohpek   meing. vi. to cough. cf. kopokop.

kohper   1. meing. vi. to cough. 2. n. a cough.

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.

Kohpwa Lehng   archaic. n. an ancient name for the area roughly corresponding to modern day Kitti.

Kohpwahlelel, also Mallen Kohpwahlele.   n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Madolenihmw.

Kohpwahleng, also Mallen Kohpwahleng.   n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Kitti.

kopwenadi   n3s. breast, as of a chicken.

kopwou, also kupwu.   n. basket, purse, handbag. cf. [meing] likohmes.

kopwoun mwenge   meing. n. a basket, as for food. cf. dohdo.

kopwopwoud   1. n. wedding. 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 kopwopwoudih ira. The priest will marry them. kopwopwoud, vt.

kopwukopw₁   adj. weak, soft, easily broken, fragile.

kopwukopw₂   n. gristle, cartilage.

kopwukopwunadi   n3s. solar plexus.

kopwung, also koupwung.   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. kind, merciful.

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.

koroukdi   vi. to be felled, to be cut down (of a tree). Lapalahn kehngido koroukdisang. The huge mango tree was cut down. 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. see kosehieng.

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.

kohd₁   n. (3sg. kode) animal's horn.

kohd₂   n. a husking tool, as for husking coconuts.

kodering   1. vi. to husk coconuts with a stick. 2. n. the name of the husking process.

kodie   n3s. end of a kava ceremony, end, last one.

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

kodouluhl   adv. extremely. E pwangada kodouluhl. He got extremely tired.

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, temple.

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 coconut; 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 up. E kodupwalidi ah kepwe ko. He covered up his belongings. koduhpwel, vi.

koduhpwel   1. vi. to be covered up. 2. n. veil. koduhpwal, vt.

koduhsou   1. meing. vi. to eat dinner (the evening meal), to eat supper. 2. n. dinner, supper.

kot₁   adj. in good condition, young looking; slow in maturing; stuck.

Koht   n. God. [Eng.]

koht, also kotelel.   n. hibiscus fiber.

kotala   vi. to relieve oneself, to defecate or urinate.

kote₁   vt. to cross to the other side; to cut down; to cut a girl's hair straight across at the bottom.

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.

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.

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.

kotuhwahu   adj. belligerent, easily angered, pugnacious, resentful, bitter.

kohwa₁   n. trusteeship; lease.

kowarak, also kowaraki.   vt. to copulate with, to have sexual intercourse with. kowerek, vi.

kowaraki   vt. see kowarak.

kowe, also koh.   ind. pron. you.

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.

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.

koautoke   meing. vt. to drink. cf. nim.

koautohr, also kautohr.   meing. vi. to be alone. cf. kelehpw.

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 engage in the act of making sennit. I pahn koale ei kisin pwehl. I'm going to make my sennit. ngkoal, vi.

koalepwel   vi. to make sennit. cf. [meing] dakihd.

koahlih, also koahl₂.   vt. to call someone on the phone. [koahl <Eng.] koahl₂, vi.

koahloal   1. n. underwear, undergarments; liner for a dress. 2. vi. to wear underwear or undergarments.

koalupwulupw   vi. neut. to scrape the surface of something. kalupwur, vt.

koamohdiod   n. hope, trust.

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   meing. vi. to urinate. 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 in one's sleep.

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.

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   meing. vt. to eat. 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, also koangoange.   vt. to encourage, to motivate.

koangngoangehki, also koangoangehki.     vt. to talk someone into doing something.

koahpi   n. coffee. [Eng.]

koapoarok   1. n. a trellis made by bending the top branches of a tree supporting 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   1. vi. to have faith, trust, or hope. 2. n. faith, trust, hope. cf. [meing] kamahdied.

koapwoarment   n. government. [Eng.]

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 out a kava cup; to wipe the anus.

koarompw, also karompw.   n. obstacle, hindrance.

koarong   meing. n. (3sg. koaronge) ear. cf. saleng, salenge.

koaronge, also karonge.   1. meing. vt. to hear, to listen. 2. meing. n. ear.

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.

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 discuss, to tell a story. 2. n. talk, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable. koasoaia, vt.

koasoaia   vt. see koasoai.

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. koasoane, vt.

koasoandi en nting   n. orthography.

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   meing. vi. to disgrace, to defame. koasoarsuwedih, vt. cf. kahdsuwed.

koasoarsuwedih   meing. vt. to bring disgrace to, to defame. 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.

koaspen uhmw   n. the large stones that are placed around the edge of the uhmw to prevent hot steam from escaping. cf. [meing] koaspwel.

koaspwel   meing. n. the large stones placed around the edge of the uhmw to prevent steam from escaping and to keep the leaves in place. cf. koaspen uhmw.

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. 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.

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

koadoadoahke, also koadoadoahkih.   vt. to hire.

koaten, also koatin.   n. cotton, Gossypium barbadense; kapok tree, Ceiba pentandra. [Eng.]

koatin, also koaten.   n. cotton, Gossypium barbadense; kapok tree, Ceiba pentandra.

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 in holding back the urge to do something; to tolorate, to bear.

koatoanehng   vt. to suppress, as a cry of pain, a cough, laughter, or a bowel movement.

koatoahnien   vi. to visibly show one's displeasure at a request.

koatuk   vt. to stab. Mie me koatukidi ohlo. Someone stabbed that man.

kuair   n. choir. [Eng.]

Kuam   n. Guam.

kuhiolung   n. plant sp., Cleome viscosa.

kuk   vi. to cook. [Eng.] kukih, vt.

Kuk Ailan   n. The Cook Islands. [Eng.]

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 nah kehp. He wants to seize his 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. used leaves of the 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.

kumwukumw₁   n. a thudding noise.

kumwukumw₂   n. small hill.

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. kepit₁.

kumwusek   vi. to be detonated or exploded.

kumwuskihda   meing. vt. to joke about. cf. kepitkihda.

kumwut   n. (3sg. kumwuti) fist.

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.

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 or to shut any round object, as a pipe or one's mouth.

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   1. n3s. bud of a plant. 2. adj. young. 1. I wahdo kupwin nih. I will bring the bud of a coconut.

kupwin ohl   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. nsen.

kupwur peren   meing. adj. happy, joyful. cf. peren₁.

kupwurapwuriong   vt. to strive for. Mwohnsapw kupwurapwuriong mwein popohl. Mwohnsapw is striving for a reign of tranquility.

kupwurehiong   meing. vi. to think, to feel. cf. lemehieng.

kupwurekeng   meing. adj. wise, knowledgeable. cf. loalekeng.

kupwurehda   meing. vi. to decide, to determine. cf. lemehda.

kupwuriso   meing. n. stomach. cf. kapehde, mwarmware.

Kupwuriso   n. third highest mountain on Pohnpei, located in U.

kupwurohki   meing. vt. to care about, to be concerned about. cf. nsenohki.

kupwuropwon   meing. adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant. cf. pweipwei₁.

kupwurki   meing. vt. to agree, to like. cf. mwahuki.

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.]

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]

kurupdoloina   meing. n. penis. cf. lahk.

kurupw   n. immature coconut before reaching the growth stage called uhpw.

kus   vi. to gush; to climax or ejaculate.

kuhs   n. goose. [Eng.]

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 uht rais, kirihm.   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.

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.

kutoahr   n. bird sp., Micronesian kingfisher, Halcyon cinnamomina.

kutoareileng dapwaiso   n. eaves of heaven, horizon; the place beyond the horizon.

kuwa   n. hoe. [Jap. kuwa]

kuwai   vi. to whistle. cf. [meing] suwaimwot, nimpar, keuwed.

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.

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

kreidid   1. vi. 2. n. credit. [Eng.]

kreidid iuhnion   n. credit union.

kreidid kard   n. credit card. [Eng.]

kriminal   n. criminal. [Eng.]

kromosohm   n. chromosome. [Eng.]

Kronikel   Biblical. n. Chronicles, two books in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament), 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles. [Eng.]

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