la le li lo loa lu
-la verb. suff. there, away from you and me; used with adjectives to indicate that a new state exists that has come about as a result of a gradual change from some previous state; used with verbs of loss or disappearance to signal that an action has been carried through to its logical conclusion; also used with some verbs to indicate the action or activity they denote is carried out without undo delay. tang run, tangala run there; tihti skinny, tihtihla become skinny; sar faded, sarala completely faded; kohla go there, kohlahla go ahead and go there.
la- archaic. prefix masculine marker. lidu female servant ladu male servant.
laiohn n. lion. [Eng.]
laikihk adj. bitter, of kava.
lain n. line, boundary; a piece of property. [Eng.]
lair Biblical. n. lyre. [Eng.]
laisin n. license. [Eng.]
laid vi. to fish. laidih, vt.
laid kapw 1. n. third feast given to celebrate the use of a new net. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
laiden Kerenis n. a kind of fishing introduced by the Kapingamarangi in which a large number of people work together casting a net from the shore and then pulling it back, similar to the hukilau style of fishing in Hawai'i. Laidin Kerenis anahne aramas tohto. Kapingamarangi style fishing requires many people.
laidih vt. to fish for. laid, vi.
laidiniki n. porpoise.
lait n. cigarette lighter. [Eng.]
lao₁ n. dear, a term of affection used by parents with their children.
lao₂ conj. adv. until. Kita awih ira lao kohdo. Let's wait until they come.
lahu, also loh₁. n. (3sg. lewe) tongue.
laumwaumw adj. disrespectful, discourteous, usually said of children.
laud 1. adj. big, old. 2. n. (3sg. laudi) bigness, greatness.
lauwikehk, also luwaikehk. vi. to call by shouting, to call out.
lahk n. (3sg. lake) penis, of an adult. cf. [meing] kuruptoaleina, kuruptoaleileng.
lakaukod meing. n. a stake for splitting the trunk of a kava plant, typically ten to twelve inches in diameter and six to seven feet long, sharpened flat on one end, made of mangrove. cf. kohd₂.
lakalok, also lokalok. adj. restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.
lakapw n. tomorrow.
lakahda meing. vi. to admit, to confess; to reveal. cf. wehkada.
lakadahn, also akadahn, kaladahn. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, prized for its delicious taste, Musa acuminata. [Tag. lakatan]
lakepon n. uncircumcised penis.
laki adj. lucky. [Eng.]
lakiot archaic. n. highly prized cloth made from breadfruit bark; an elaborate, beaded sash (a kind of dohr); loincloth.
lakid vt. to drop; to discard. lekidek, vi.
lakohn n. a large pile of food, as at a feast; a huge basket of food; a round of kava.
lal vi. to make a sound, to speak, to utter.
lallal vi. to speak incessantly; to run, said of a machine.
lahlahwe Biblical. vt. to blaspheme.
lallal vi. to speak incessantly; to run, said of a machine.
lamai vt. to be cruel, belligerent, or tough to. lemei, adj.
lamalam 1. n. thought, idea, opinion; common sense; religious belief; will₁. 2. vi. to think, to suppose,.
lamalam kapw n. literally 'new thought', a term used to refer to Christianity.
lamalam tikitik adj. pessimistic.
laman, also karer laman. n. lime₂, Citrus aurantiifolia. [Eng. lemon]
lamisih, also lemisih. vt. to arrange one's hair in a chignon or bun. lemis, vi.
lamkaru adj. hasty or rash, of a decision.
lammwih n3s. fear, awe.
lammwin adj. majestic, inspiring fear and awe, awesome.
lamp n. lamp. [Eng.]
Lampein n. title of the wife of a Lepen.
Lampein Ririn n. title of the wife of a Lepen Ririn.
lamrir adj. discreet, unpredictable. cf. kepinnamw loal.
lamwahk n. orchid sp., Galeola ponapensis or Pseudovanilla ponapensis.
lamwahk en wai n. orchid sp.
lamwer, also limwoahr. n. gecko.
lampwon adj. stupid, stupified.
lampwoatol n. bottle lamp, made with a wick in a bottle containing kerosene. [Eng. lamp bottle]
landana, also randana. n. lantana, Lantana camara. [Eng.]
lanten n. lantern. [Eng.]
lang vi. to be hung up. langa, vt.
langalang vi. to be open, as of a business.
langada vi. to be tied to something overhead; to be opened.
lahng₁ n. sky, heaven.
lahng₂ n. (3sg. langi) bad weather.
lahng₃ n. spider conch, Lambis lambis; generic term for Lambis spp., occasionally used for food.
langa vt. to hang up. lang, vi.
langahda vt. to tie to something overhead; to open, as in opening an entrance.
langalang vi. to be open, as of a business.
Langasapw n. the name of the second Heaven of traditional Pohnpeian religion.
langada vi. to be tied to something overhead; to be opened. langahda, vt.
langahda vt. to tie to something overhead; to open, as in opening an entrance. langada, vi.
langih, also ninlangih. meing. vt. to look up toward something. Mwohnsapw ketieila oh langih mesenleng. Mwohnsapw went outside and looked up at the eastern sky. cf. kilengda.
langihada meing. vt. to put on, of a head garland. cf. mwarehda.
langilangih, also lengilengih. meing. vt. to hold a title; to wear a head garland. cf. mware₁.
lap adj. very large, important, intense. Kalahngan lap. Thank you very much. kalahngan lap thank you very much.
lahp n. guy or gal; sweetheart (with ahi₂).
lapake 1. vi. to flood. 2. adj. flooded. 3. n. a flood.
lapala adj. physically big.
lapalap adj. high ranking, esteemed, great,.
lapalapala vi. to be exalted, to be promoted.
Lapango n. a legendary male ghost, said to have dug the channel at Sapwalap with his penis.
lahpele meing. n3s. the finger next to the forefinger. cf. tihmwele.
Lapoange n. an ancient magician whose contests with Mwohnmwur and Sarapahu resulted in many of the physical features of Madolenihmw.
lahpdap n. laptop computer. [Eng. laptop]
lapwa, also lapwad, lawad. vt. to open or untie, as a bag; to loosen. lapwedek, vi.
lapwad vt. see lapwa.
lapwada vi. to be released; to be forgiven, in a religious sense. lapwahda, vt.
lapwahda vt. to release, to forgive in a religious sense. lapwada, vi.
lapwehpwe 1. vi. to acknowledge high-titled people before the distribution of food or at the beginning of a speech, done when the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken or their spouses are present or their kousapw counterparts, or the holder of an honorary title . 2. n. an acknowledgement of this nature. lapwehpweh, vt.
lapwehpweh, also lapwehpwehih. vt. see lapwehpwe.
lapwehpwehih, also lapwehpweh. vt. see lapwehpwe.
lahpweseisei n. waterspout.
lapwed n. salt water eel, Echidna polyzona, commonly found on the barrier reef; also used as a generic term for all saltwater eels.
lapwedek vi. to be untied. lapwa, lapwad, vt.
lapwedehlam n. moray eel, Gymnothorax javanicus, commonly found in deep water.
lapweden pahniak n. salt water eel, commonly found along the edge of mangrove swamps.
lahsekir n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
lasi n. freshwater eel.
Lasialap n. a clan, the clan of the Nahnmwarki of U and customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Nett.
lasing vi. to be lashed. [Eng. lashing] lasingih, vt.
lasingih vt. to lash. [lasing <Eng. lashing] lasing, vi.
laskahs n. last card in the game of crazy eight. [Eng.]
lahd n. fish sp., jack₁, Carangidae spp.; commonly found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.
ladu n. (3sg. laduwi) male servant, either politically or domestically.
laduwih vt. to serve as a male servant.
latok n. anything short or stubby.
lawain derekleng meing. adj. to be quick in responding. cf. dierek lokaia.
lawalo adj. wild, not domesticated; disobedient.
lawahsar n. a coconut (specifically an uhpw) that contains no water.
lawad, also lapwa, lapwad. vt. to open or untie, as a bag; to loosen. lawadek, vi.
lawadek vi. to be opened or untied, as of a bag. Ehdo lawadek sohte kanenge. The bag was opened and there was nothing in it. lawad, vt.
lawi n. fish sp., yellow-tailed brown parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor; more generally Scaridae (parrot fishes); normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.
lawihwe n. bird sp., pigeon, with black legs.
leh₁ n. oil, for cooking or as a lotion; perfume.
leh₂ n. pool₁, lake, a place where a river widens.
Lehiak n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
leiap n. the priestly titles that corresponds to the four highest secular titles.
leu vi. to be cooked.
lek 1. vi. to be slashed, lanced, or cut; to have an incision made; to be castrated. 2. n. incision; medical operation, on the legs or arms. 1. Ohlo iang lek. That man is one of those who was castrated. leke, vt.
lehk 1. n. a period of famine. 2. adj. selfish.
leke vt. to slash; to make an incision; to castrate. lek, vi.
lekelek n. castrated animal; a scar inflicted to demonstrate one's manhood. Mie nein Soulik lekelek riau. Soulik has two castrated pigs. Kilin ohlo lekelek. That man's skin has a self-inflicted scar.
lekidek vi. to be dropped; to fish with a throwing net. lakid, vt.
lekidekla vi. to be discarded, to be neglected; to be cast out or damned.
lekusol vi. neut. to castrate. Ohl lekusol men mwo. He is a castrated man. Ohlo men lekuso. That man wants to be castrated.
lel₁ vi. to reach or arrive at.
lelehng, also lelohng. vt. to encounter. Ma ke lelehng kahpwal, ke pahn anahne sawas. If you encounter an obstacle, you will need help.
lel₂, also leltih. slang. adj. perfect, just right. Omw suhten udahn lel! Your shoes look great!
lel₃ vi. to be wounded, as a consequence of fighting.
lel₄ vt. as well as, including. Soangen aramas koaros kak iang College of Micronesia, me pwulopwul lel me mah. Anybody can go to the College of Micronesia, young as well as old.
lel₅ vi. to emit an odor, to give out a smell. Pwoh mwahu lelada wasaht. Fragrant smells come from this place. lelle, vt.
lelada₁ vi. to smell up. Mehkot lelada wasaht. Something is smelling up this place.
lehle 1. adj. peaceful, calm; good. 2. n. peace.
leleki vt. to bring to the attention of an authority, to report.
lelekis adj. always crying when upset.
lelehng, also lelohng. vt. to encounter. Ma ke lelehng kahpwal, ke pahn anahne sawas. If you encounter an obstacle, you will need help.
lelepeila vi. to die from a wound received in a battle.
lelepek adj. reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright. cf. [meing] likehke.
lelepekla vi. to be conscientious.
lelepengki vt. to be conscientious, to be considered intelligent.
leles n. plant sp., Dendrocnide latifolia, the leaves of which cause itching.
leledi n. eighteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the second night after the full moon in the lunar cycle; third day of the holy week in the traditional calendar;. Leledi iei eden kesiluhen rahn en wihk sarawi. Leledi is the third day of a holy week. Leledi iei pwohng keisek waluh nan ehu sounpwong. %Leledi| is the eiteenth night of the month.
lelohng, also lelehng. vt. to encounter.
lelle vt. to emit an odor. lel₅, vi.
leltih, also lel₂. slang. adj. perfect, just right.
leme vi. to believe, to suspect, to suppose. I leme ke me pwung. I believe you are correct.
lemehieng vi. to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect. I lemehieng me ke iang irail. I assumed you were with them.
lemehda vi. to decide, to determine.
lemei adj. cruel, belligerent, tough. lamai, vt.
lemehieng vi. to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect. I lemehieng me ke iang irail. I assumed you were with them. cf. kupwurehieng.
lemelemehk 1. adj. suspicious. 2. n. suspicion.
lemehda vi. to decide, to determine. cf. [meing] kupwurehda.
lemedep num. fifty million.
lemis 1. n. chignon or bun. 2. vi. to arrange one's hair in a chignon or bun. lamisih, lemisih, vt.
lemisih, also lamisih. vt. see lemis.
lemmw, also lommw. adj. afraid of ghosts.
lempahntamw n. main rear platform of a feasthouse.
lempe n. unripe fallen fruit.
lempehdi 1. vi. to fall, of unripe fruit. 2. meing. vi. to fall down, of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. 1. Wahn mahio lempehdi. The fruit on that breadfruit tree fell before they were ripe. 2. Mwohnsapw lempehdisang pohn tahto. Mwohnsapw fell down from the raised floor. cf. pwupwidi.
lemwedek 1. slang. vi. to eat. 2. n. food.
lemwulemwur adj. cool, cold, damp (of the weather).
Lempwei Lapalap n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.
Lempwei Ririn n. a title.
Lempwei Sapal n. the master stone-cutter of Sokehs who, after being banished from Nan Madol, built the stone city of Sapwtakai in Kepihleng; also known by the titles Keteumanien and Lempwei Sok.
lempweilleng n. see lempweinleng.
lempweinleng meing. n. broom made from the inner ribs of palm fronds; a broom for use in a feasthouse. see lempweilleng. cf. kepennok.
lehn usoar, also lehn wisoar. n. coconut oil for the hair. cf. [meing] lehn kalangi.
lehn kalangi meing. n. coconut oil used for the hair of a Nahnmwarki, a Nahnken, and their spouses. cf. lehn usoar, lehn wisoar.
lehn kei n. coconut oil for use the skin. cf. [meing] lehnawahu.
lehn kepwil n. coconut oil for annointing a canoe or a woman who has become engaged.
lehn pwelmatak n. puddle.
lehn wai n. perfume.
lehn wisoar, also lehn usoar. n. coconut oil for the hair. cf. [meing] lehn kalangi.
lehnawahu meing. n. coconut oil used for the skin of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken and their spouses. cf. lehn kei.
Lehnmesi n. name of the second largest river system on Pohnpei, located in Kitti.
lehnmwese vt. to check on, to keep on eye on.
lehnpilen duhdu n. bathing place in a stream.
Lehnpwel n. an ancient name for the Pehleng section of Kitti.
lensienleng meing. n. perspiration, sweat. cf. pwudau, pwudo.
lengelenge n3s. hip, hip joint.
lengen n. sp. of small crab.
Lenger n. island northeast of the airport that is a section (kousapw) in Nett, formerly the site of a Japanese seaplane base.
lengileng meing. n. (3sg. lengilengir) any high title; garland; name. cf. mwahr, mwaramwar, elin kapwat.
lengilengih, also langilangih. meing. vt. to hold a high title, to wear a head garland. cf. mwareniki.
lengihngihso meing. n. a stick used for handing a head garland (mwaramwar) to a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. kisin tuhke.
lengirihri vt. to defend, to save.
lengk adj. acrophobic.
lep num. cl. a numeral classifier used in counting oblong pieces. lepin tuhke sillep three oblong pieces of wood.
lehp 1. n. a marching dance, brought to Pohnpei by Marshallese workers during the German administration (1899-1916). 2. vi. to dance a marching dance. [Mrs. leep < Eng. left]
lepalep vi. to doze, to sleep restlessly.
lepard n. leopard. [Eng.]
lepeu 1. adj. self-conscious. 2. n. conscience.
lepel, also mepel, lepil. n. level, a carpenter's tool. [Eng.]
lepelepe meing. n3s. thumb or big toe. cf. sendilepe.
Lepen n. a title.
lepen keisang adj. said of one who makes large but irregular contributions to feasts or parties. Luwen me lepen keisang. Luwen is a one time, big donor.
Lepen Madau n. a title.
Lepen Moar n. the ruler of Senpehn, a large political entity in central Madolenihmw that predated the rule of the Saudeleur.
Lepen Nett n. the honorary title of the Nahnmwarki of Nett.
Lepen Parem n. the section chief of the island of Parem.
Lepen Ririn n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
Lepen Sokehs n. a relatively low ranking title from Sokehs; in 1890 the holder of this title tried unsuccessfully to mediate the dispute between the Spanish colonial administration and the people of Madolenihmw.
Lepensed n. a honorary title.
lepewih vt. to be conscious of one's self. Lepewihuk. Be conscious of who you are.
lepi- rel. n. section, piece, side.
lepil, also lepel, mepel. n. level, a carpenter's tool. [Eng.]
lepin vi. to be approximately half full, of a container of liquid.
lepin kahs n. saying, proverb. see kahs₅.
lepin keidu n. a post, such as a fence post.
lepin koasoai, also pwuloin koasoai. n. phrase.
lepin likou n. material, cloth.
lepin lokaia n. word; expression; archaic word or expression. cf. [meing] lepin mahsen.
lepin lokaiahn pous n. conjunctive adverb.
lepin mahsen meing. n. word; expression; archaic word or expression. cf. lepin lokaia.
Lepin Padahk Audapan Kan Biblical. n. Proverbs, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).
lepin rausis 1. n. short pants, shorts. 2. vi. to wear short pants or shorts.
lepin sepwil n. permission to speak, asked of the Nahnmwarki. I pahn saunkihda ai kisiniei lepin sepwilo. I will start my fire with that splinter of wood.
lepin seht 1. n. blouse. 2. vi. to wear a blouse.
lepin tuhke n. log, stick; short sticks (approximately 5-6 inches in length) used in the dokia dance.
lepinpil n. pool₁, pond, puddle.
lepinpok n. a club for killing large fish.
lepinsaipali n. war spear.
lepinsed n. ocean, sea, as the Pacific Ocean, or the Philippine Sea.
lepinsedo n. a condition or structure in the ocean such that makes it difficult to traverse, such as that caused by the fringing reef in southern Madolenihmw.
Leprohi n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw, Kitti, and Nett.
lehpsed meing. n. bathing sponge. cf. limwen duhdu.
lepdahla n. windward.
lepdihla n. leeward.
lepdo n. left field, in baseball. [Jap. refuto < Eng. left]
lehpwel n. taro patch, marsh, bog; large swamp.
les₁ vi. to have it coming. Ke les. You had it coming.
lesila vi. to receive one's comeuppance.
les₂ vi. to be split, of a husked coconut; to be rung, of a bell. leser, vt.
lesen n. lesson. [Eng.]
leser vt. to split a husked coconut; to ring₂ a bell. les₂, vi.
lesienleng meing. n3s. sweat from the brow. cf. pwudowenmas.
lesikihla vi. to be shamed, to be humbled.
lesila vi. to receive one's comeuppance.
lesihpwong 1. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. such a late night snack.
Lehdau n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw which was an independent political entity prior to the rise of Nan Madol; also a section in Nett.
ledeulap n. forgiveness, excuse. En ohlo ledeulap me kasaladakala pwutako. The man's forgiveness freed the boy.
ledeulapih, also ledeulepe. vt. to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.
ledeulepe, also ledeulapih. vt. to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.
ledeulepih, also ledeulepe. vt. to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.
Ledek n. a clan.
leding n. bird sp., pigeon, with red legs.
ledis n. lettuce. [Eng.]
let vi. neut. to flick. leteng, vt.
leht n. lead₂; bullet, cartridge. [Eng.]
lete n. letter, correspondence. [Eng. letter]
letek, also letok. n. grass sp, a kind of cane grass.
letelet vi. to knock or rap. leteng, vt.
lehtemp n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
leteng vt. to flick; to knock with the finger tip; to knock or rap. let, letelet, vi.
letepwel n. fish sp. convict tang, Acanthurus triostequs, normally found on the barrier reef.
leter n. letter, of the alphabet. [Eng.]
letok, also letek. n. grass sp, a kind of cane grass.
lewair, also luwair. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
Lewetik n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti, Sokehs, and Nett.
li-₁ verb. pref. prefix meaning 'given to'. pirap steal, lipirap given to stealing.
li-₂ archaic. prefix feminine marker. lidu female servant ladu male servant.
lih₁ n. name of the letter l, the ninth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /l/, a dental lateral.
lih₂ n. woman, lady; female of any species.
lih₃ n. boom sheet, sail rope.
lih kamwohd n. bride.
lih kadek n. nun.
lih kiripw n. a single, unmarried woman.
lih nenek n. prostitute, whore, harlot.
lih pwopwoud n. a married woman.
liaid vi. to pick lice from one's own head. liaide, vt.
liaide vt. see liaid.
liaudaud n. medicinal herb.
liaudan adj. capacious, able to hold a lot.
liakotohrohr adj. uncooperative, unsociable, acting alone, selfish.
lialaud n. elderly female.
liahmw, also ahmw₂, omwinwel. n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.
liahn adj. outgoing, friendly, knowing no stranger, usually said of children and pets.
Liahnensokole n. the turtle mother whose sacrifice by her sons symbolized the dominance of the Saudeleurs over the island.
liap 1. meing. vi. to lie₁. 2. meing. adj. untruthful. 3. meing. n. lie₁. cf. likamw.
liapih, also liepih. vt. to loop a cord around one's ankles for climbing trees, to climb with a cord around one's ankles. liep, vi.
liapiap n. noose for snaring rats.
liapwahpw vi. to place a wrap or cover over oneself so that the front of the torso is covered.
Liarkatau n. a clan.
liahdek vi. to recoil, to wince.
lieurehre, also liourehre. 1. vi. to have a nightmare; to mutter indistinctly during sleep; to be delirious. 2. n. nightmare; muttering; delirium. cf. [meing] ndenderak.
lielehle archaic. n. good woman.
liemeir n. grass sp.
liemweseu n. prostitute, whore, harlot.
lien nan imwalap n. housewife. Lih akan kin wiahla lien nan imwalap mwurin pwopwoud. Women normally become housewives after marriage.
lienei n. the favorite female child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
lienkeneitik n. midwife.
lienkuweteleng n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.
lienpileng n. grains of sand present in the bottom of a canoe.
lienseisop n. woman who goes aboard visiting ships for sexual purposes.
liengimat 1. n. lymphatic filariasis, elephantiasis; enlarged testicles. 2. vi. to have this disease.
liep 1. n. cord, looped around one's ankles and used for climbing trees. 2. vi. to loop such a cord around one's ankles. liepih, vt.
liepe meing. vt. to to lie₁ to; to trick; to tease. Mwohnsapw liepeie. Mwohnsapw lied to me. cf. pitih.
liepih, also liapih. vt. to loop a cord around one's ankles for climbing trees, to climb with a cord around one's ankles. liep, vi.
lieraran, also lihraran. n. nymphomaniac, prostitute.
lierkepinwer adj. talkative.
lierkepinwet vi. to talk about things one should not talk about.
lierkik adj. active, lively, uneasy; restless, with reference to a child.
lierpwater n. fish spp., Chaetodontidae, butterfly fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on fringing, patch, and barrier reefs.
liesengeu n. woman desiring sexual intercourse; prostitute.
liedepwen n. childless woman.
liedipan Biblical. n. prostitute.
liet₁ adj. full of milk, of the breasts.
Liet₂ n. said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past, believed to have been ugly, lazy cannibals.
Liou Ririn n. title of the wife of an Ou Ririn.
Lioun Mwoluhsei n. the name of the female shark that helps to guard the path to Kahnihmweiso, the city beneath the sea.
Liounpei n. title of the wife of an Oun Pohnpei.
Lioundol n. title of the wife of an Oundol.
liourehre, also lieurehre. 1. vi. to talk in one's sleep. 2. n. nightmare; muttering; delirium. cf. [meing] nderak.
lioli n. fish sp., trigger fish, a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus; possibly the name of a number of fishes belonging to the Balistidae family of trigger fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.
Lioramanipwel n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage of exploration that led to the creation of Pohnpei.
liohdi n. widow.
lioakoahk adj. hotheaded, troublesome; defective, said of a mechanical object that fails to work.
lioal n. lightning, electricity.
lioaroahrpwohtik n. small green insect with a powerful odor.
lioasoahs adj. pretentious; desirous to get something impossible to attain, utopian.
lik₁ num. one billion.
lik₂ meing. vi. to be full after eating; to be satisfied; of animals, to come out of heat; to stop bearing fruit, as of a coconut tree. cf. med.
lihk archaic. n. (3sg. liki) surface of something; facial expression, observable sign.
likaupenleng meing. n. hair of the big toe. cf. winen sendilap.
likaupehda meing. vt. to wake (someone) up. cf. panginda.
likaut, also soker. n. joker, in cards.
likamaropeleng meing. n. pupil and iris of the eye. cf. toantoalennanmas.
Likamadau n. the woman Isokelekel slept with on the island of And for the purpose of gathering intelligence before he went to Pohnpei to overthrow the Saudeleurs.
likamisik 1. adj. horrible in appearance, awful. 2. n. anything peculiarly sacred. likamisikih, vt.
likamisikih vt. to horrify. likamisik, adj.
likamw 1. vi. to lie₁. 2. adj. untruthful. 3. n. lie₁. cf. [meing] liap.
likamwala vt. to seem to have the attributes of.
likamwada vi. to be made a liar of; to be humiliated; to feign.
likamwete sent. adv. apparently, it seems that. Likamwete e kohdo aio. Apparently he came yesterday.
likamwohd n. bride.
likan n. spider sp.
likangkang mesuwed adj. said of someone who desires and performs oral sex.
likangkangenihmat 1. adj. incestuous. 2. n. incest.
likarak, also lingkarak. n. (3sg. likereke) louse, flea.
likarahs n. rock crab.
Likarepwel n. the wife of Konopwel, a member of the second of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.
likaritikitik, also kehmelimel. n. plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.
likahs 1. n. swing, hammock, seesaw. 2. vi. to swing.
likasapw 1. n. migration. 2. vi. to migrate to another place.
likahde vt. to caress.
likatekatehrapwang n. seducer, seductress.
likatengensapw, also aiau, oaioa. n. banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.
likatokotasau n. vine sp.
likawih vt. to wear. likou, vi.
likawihada vt. to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing. likouda, vi. cf. [meing] mwoalehda.
likeikei adj. fierce; given to biting others when get angry. Kidio likeikei. The dog is fierce.
likeikiris, also likekiris. adj. slippery, slick.
likeilap meing. adj. old, aged; ripe. cf. mah.
likeidihd₁ n. the rose-colored flower of wild ginger.
likeidihd₂ vi. to flow.
likehke meing. adj. reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright. cf. lelepek.
likekehu, also likehkehu. adj. always standing.
likehkehu adj. see likekehu.
likekiris, also likeikiris. adj. slippery, slick.
likekringring meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
likelikad vi. to sigh.
likehmw n. vine sp., Ipomoea digitata.
likend meing. n. wife, usually referring to the wife of a high chief; title of the wife of the Nahnmwarki in Madolenihmw and U. cf. pwoud, lih pwopwoud.
Likend n. The abbreviate form of the title Likend Pahu and Likend Kelekel.
Likend Kelekel n. title of the wife of Sahngoro, the Nahnmwarki of U.
Likend Pahu n. the title of the wife of Isipahu, the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw.
likendinkep n. stingray.
Likendlap n. title of the wife of an Isohlap.
likengkeng- vi. to be fond of eating (something). Ohlo likengkengkidi. The man is fond of eating dog meat.
likepip vi. to flap, as a bird flaps its wings.
likepisir n. bird sp., Pohnpei fantail, Rhipidura kubaryi.
likerwaite adj. deformed, of the eyelids.
likesekeseu adj. critical, of people.
likesiang n. male freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food.
likesileng adj. disgusting, unattractive.
likedepw n. female freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food; this word is now more commonly used for both male and female freshwater shrimp.
likediked adj. given to tickling others.
likehdingiding meing. vi. to walk in the rain without any cover. cf. dilin keteu.
likedipwahpwa n. bird sp., blue-faced parrotfinch, Erythrura trichroa; some speakers reverse the meanings of likedipwahpwa and likedipwuhpwu. see likedipwuhpwu.
likedipwuhpwu n. bird sp. Hunstein's mannikin, Lonchura punctulata. see likedipwahpwa.
likedid n. inflorescence.
likehdou n. Ipomoea mauritiana ; the leaves of this plant are sometimes crushed and rubbed on yam tubers that are to be planted to ward off disease and to counteract magic.
liketerapwanga meing. vt. to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene. cf. lidere.
liketihti Biblical. n. gossip, whisperer.
liki prep. n. outside (him, her, or it).
likih vt. to trust. likilik, adj. cf. [meing] likilepe.
Likie n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
likilap adj. overly trustful. likilepe, vt.
likilepe vt. to overly trust. likilap, vi.
likilik 1. adj. trustworthy. 2. n. trust; trusteeship. likih, vt.
likilikak vi. to sigh, to sob, to mourn.
likimwei, also mweilik. vi. to throw or punch forcefully.
Likin Piken Iap, also Piken Iap. archaic. n. an old name for Sokehs.
likinioar meing. n. (3sg. likininioaroahr) cheek. cf. likinsap.
Likinikel n. area of Kolonia outside the Spanish wall.
Likinlamalam n. the name given to Palikir by the Saudeleurs, literally 'outside of the proper ways'.
likinlangih, also likinlenge. meing. vt. to ignore. cf. pohnsehse.
likinleng meing. n. back of the head. cf. likinpaiki.
likinlenge, also likinlangih. vt. to ignore.
likinmwoal meing. n. (3sg. likinmwoale) cheek. cf. sepe₁.
likinpaiki n3s. back of the head. cf. [meing] likinleng.
likinpwele vt. see likinpwelih.
likinpwelih, also likinpwele. meing. vt. to throw down, to drop. cf. kesehdi.
likinpwelihala vt. to discard, to throw away, to abandon.
likinsap n. (3sg. likinsepe) cheek. cf. [meing] likinioar.
likinsekiri meing. n. back of human body. cf. pohnsewe.
likinwel n. grass sp., used for medicine.
likirikirir adj. disdainful.
likisang vt. to abstain, from anything, to refrain from.
likid₁ n. shellfish sp.
likid₂ vt. to accompany and assist.
likidal n. hibiscus sp.
likidar adj. scavenger-like. likidere, vt.
likidek adj. irreconcilably or deeply hurt, of one's feelings.
likidere vt. to scavenge, of people. likidar, adj.
likidmeliehla meing. vt. to forsake, to abandon. cf. pohnsehsehla.
likou 1. n. cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing. 2. vi. to wear clothing. [Eng. calico?] likawih, vt. cf. [meing] kerirrir, mwoahl₂.
likouda vi. to dress oneself.
likou iaht n. yard goods. [iaht <Eng. yard]
likouli 1. n. dress. 2. vi. to wear a dress.
likoumeimei 1. n. lava-lava, made of the bark of the breadfruit tree. 2. vi. to wear a lava-lava.
likoun irine n. a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug. cf. [meing] mwoaltehnpwel.
likoun mihsa n. vestment. [mihsa <Spa. misa]
likoun papah n. the cassock and surplice worn by altar boys.
likoun padre n. cassock. [padre <Spa. padre]
likoun sarawi n. Sunday clothing, one's best clothing.
likoun sounpei n. military uniform.
likoun toahkte n. laboratory coat. [Eng. toahkte : doctor]
likoupuhp, also koupuhp. vi. to be covered up. Ihs me likoupuhpo. Who is that who is covered up?
likouda vi. to dress oneself. likawihada, vt.
likoudang n. a Chuukese-style muumuu.
likoutei 1. n. lava-lava, a wrap-around skirt. 2. vi. to wear a lava-lava or wrap-around skirt.
likokounsop adj. stern-faced, unsmiling.
likokouruhr adj. happy-looking, smiling.
likohmes n. a type of basket from Kosrae.
likommwei n. fish sp., snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma, normally found on a fringing reef.
likond, also poahsoan. archaic. n. a conditon of women, causing stomach pain; the abdomen is hot to the touch and tender, but not swollen, patient is feverish and urinates frequently (also called poahsoan, but likond is favored by older people).
likopirei n. bird sp., long tailed cuckoo, Eudynamis taitensis.
likoserek 1. n. slip knot. 2. vi. to tie a slip knot.
likosetik adj. having a highly suspicious mind. Liho me likosetik. The woman has a highly suspicious mind.
likoht, also tehiap. n. bird sp., short eared owl, Asio flammeus ponapensis.
likotokotasau, also kotokotasahu. n. laural dodder, Cassytha filiformis.
likotkotuhwahu adj. short-tempered, self-conscious.
likupoaridi vi. to fall face first; to bow₁.
likupwerada meing. vi. to get up, to get out of bed. Re ahpwtehn likupweradasang nan pitenlos. He just got up from the sleeping mat. cf. pwourda.
likupweridi meing. vi. to lie₂ down. cf. wendi.
likuwer 1. vi. to call out, to roll call. 2. n. roll call. likuwerih, vt. cf. [meing] ediniei.
likuwerih vt. to call someone. likuwer, vi.
likpwake archaic. n. a traditional ornament or pendant for a man's chest.
liksansalamwahu adj. hypocritical, deceptive, treacherous, acting as a wolf in sheep's clothing.
lil vi. to lower a sail.
lihli 1. n. pounded food, especially breadfruit, but also taro, yams, and bananas; third feast of the breadfruit season in which loaves of lihli are presented in a special basked lined with banana leaves; afterward people are allowed to eat lihli and can begin to make mahr. 2. vi. neut. to pound₁ food. 3. vi. to hold a feast for the making of lihli.
lihli karer n. fermented pounded food.
lilikoio n. Portuguese man-of-war, the jellyfish.
lihlihn uht, also uht sukusuk. n. a dish made by boiling peeled or unpeeled bananas (typically utin Ruk or inahsio), after which they are mashed and mixed with coconut milk.
lihlihn sohpeidi meing. n. stepson, a male who becomes a son by marriage.
lim vt. to fold. limilim, vi.
limpene vt. to fold up.
lihm, also mehn limalim. n. bailer.
limahi num. five. see ih₃.
limaile, also maile. n. ghost that causes dizziness and vertigo.
limairpeilong n. a grassy bush.
limau num. five. see -u.
limak vt. to bail. limalim, vi.
limaka num. cl. five. see ka₂.
limakap num. five. see kap.
limakin num. five. see kin₂.
limakis num. five. see kis₁.
limalik num. five billion.
limalim vi. to bail. limak, vt.
limalopw, also limelopw. num. five hundred thousand.
limanokonok, also limanukunuk. adj. absent-minded, forgetful.
limanukunuk adj. see limanokonok.
limapwidik num. five. see pwidik.
limar n. a species of mollusk.
limahr meing. n3s. arm, hand. cf. peh.
limara num. five. see ra.
limarar num. five million.
limareureu meing. n. mother. cf. ihn₁, nohno.
limarepeileng meing. n. pupil and iris of the eye. cf. toantoalennanmas.
limarehreh meing. vt. to wipe sweat from.
limarerenleng meing. n. drinking water. cf. pilen nimpil.
limasamasweipw n. a sp. of mollusk.
limasapw num. five hundred million.
limasawairek meing. n. container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin. cf. ngke.
limasawairok 1. meing. vi. to wink. 2. meing. n. the act of winking. limasawairokih, vt. cf. men₄.
limasawairoke vt. see limasawairokih.
limasawairokih, also limasawairoke. meing. vt. to wink at. limasawairok, vi. cf. manih.
limadep num. fifty million.
limadip num. five. see dip.
lime, also limeiso. meing. n3s. arm, hand. cf. peh.
limeh- meing. vt. to hand something to someone. Sahngoro limehdo tala rieisek. Sahngoro handed me twenty dollars. cf. kih-.
limeirpwong, also limemeirpwong. n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.
limeisek num. fifty. see eisek.
limeiso, also lime. meing. n. arm, hand. cf. peh.
limeidihd adj. oppressive.
limek adj. bent, smashed, mashed, dented.
limehk num. fifty. see ehk₁.
limekid num. five thousand.
limehl, also limiel. num. five. see el₂.
limelel n. canoe bailer.
limelep num. five. see lep.
limelik num. five billion.
limemeir n. grass sp.
limemeirkelik n. sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica.
limemeirpwong, also limeirpwong. n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.
limemwodol num. five. see mwodol.
limenen num. fifty thousand.
limenimeninseri n. sp. of lizard, dark blue with light blue stripes, Perocheirus.
limenkasar n. fern spp., Blechnum orientale, Nephrolepis hirsutula, or Pteris vittata.
limengimeng 1. n. tuberculosis. 2. vi. to have tuberculosis.
limengoul, also limongoul. num. fifty. see ngoul.
limepwiki num. five hundred.
limerei vi. neut. to wrap kava in a bast with a minimal number of twists.
limerer 1. meing. vi. to sponge off, to wipe dry. 2. meing. n. the act of wiping. limerere, vt. cf. limwilimw₁.
limerere meing. vt. to sponge off; to wipe dry, to take a sponge bath. Mwohnsapw limerere pohn tehpelo. Mwohnsapw wiped the table. limerer, vi. cf. limwih.
limes n. the term used for the four kava stems that are pried from the stump of the Enihlap, the largest kava plant in a kava ceremony.
limeseileng n. the name of the fourth and final kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesekedil n. the female head of a clan.
limesel num. five. see sel₂.
limeseleng n. the name of the fourth stem pried off from the enihlap (the largest kava in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesileng n. the name of the third kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesou num. five. see sou₄.
limesrahra n. the name of the second kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesrihri n. the name of the first kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limehda vt. to pick up, to carry, to take along.
limedek adj. old; awkward; peculiar; outgoing, forward, of women.
limedramin slang. adj. forward, uninhibited, outgoing.
limete num. five. see te.
limetleng meing. n. a stopper for a hole in a drinking coconut used by high titled people. cf. pinepen uhpw.
limewel num. five. see wel₂.
limiel, also limehl. num. five. see el₂.
limilim vi. to be folded. lim, vt.
limoumw num. five. see umw₂.
limolopw, also limalopw. num. five hundred thousand.
limongoul, also limengoul. num. fifty. see ngoul.
limosop num. five. see sop₂.
limosu num. five. see su.
limodun num. five. see dun.
limotumw num. five. see tumw₁.
limmen num. five. see men₃.
limmwer n. fish sp., a small ah₁.
limmwot vi. neut. to wrap kava in a bast with many twists.
limmwut num. five. see mwut₂.
limpa num. five. see pa₃.
limpak num. five. see pak₁.
limpali num. five. see pali₁.
limpar₁ num. five. see par₂.
limpar₂ n. fern spp., Huperzia phlegmaria, Huperzia phyllantha, or Lycopodiella cernua.
limpei num. five. see pei₅.
limpene vt. to fold up.
limpit num. five. see pit₂.
limpoak 1. n. love, affection, romance, devotion. 2. adj. kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted. 3. vi. to be in love, to be romantic. 2. Lahpo limpoak. That guy is kind. cf. [meing] nantehlap, nintehleng, ninsehlap.
limpoar num. five. see poar₁.
lihmw n. sponge; moss , lichen.
limwah prep. n. next to (him, her, or it).
limwakarakar adj. sensitive, temperamental.
limwakatantar n. millipede.
limwahnsaleng n. salt water eel, commonly found in muddy areas.
limwaramwar adj. given to showering gifts upon a loved one.
limwasahpw n. a species of lizard.
limwasahsa adj. voyeuristic.
limwahdake meing. vt. to mop, to sponge off, to wipe off; to give a baby a sponge bath. cf. dahlimwih.
limwahdek vi. to crawl on one's belly.
limwadong n. sea anemone sp.
limweilamalam n. a yam cultivar.
limwen duhdu n. bathing sponge. cf. [meing] lehpsed.
limwenpwudo n. handkerchief.
limwengemwenge, also limwengehnge. adj. said of a male who is careless about what he eats; desiring and performing oral sex.
limwengehnge, also limwengemwenge. adj. said of a male who is careless about what he eats; desiring and performing oral sex.
limwengin n. a gossip.
limwer n. acute jawed mullet, Neomyxus leuciscus, normally found on the fringing reef.
limwereniak n. echo.
limweseili adj. said of a male who always serves women, often carrying a negative connotation. Ohl me limweseili epwehniki mi wasa me lih tohto. A man who always serves women is commonly found where there are many women.
limweseiwol adj. of a woman, having an erotic infatuation for a man.
limwesou archaic. adj. obnoxious, disgusting, irritating; lusty.
limwehdi₁ n. bird sp., Carolinian reed-warbler, Acrocephalus syrinx.
limwehdi₂ n. larva, as of a caterpillar.
limwediliniak, also kelmahu. n. fern sp., Davallia pectinata.
limwedilinmall, also mwedilinmall. n. fern sp., Dicranopteris linearis false staghorn fern, traditionally placed in the home and inserted in thatch to prevent roach infestation; also used to make mwaramwars. see dipwinmall.
Limwehtu n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage that led to the creation and settlement of Pohnpei; the ancestral goddess of the Dipwinmen clan.
limwi n. water in a canoe.
limwih, also limwdake. vt. to sponge off; to wipe dry, to take a sponge bath. limwilimw₁, vi. cf. [meing] limwdake, limarehreh.
limwilimw₁ 1. vi. neut. to sponge off, to wipe dry. 2. n. the act of wiping. limwih, vt.
limwilimw₂, also limwilimwin. adj. mossy. Paipo me limwilimw. The boulder is mossy.
limwilimwin, also limwilimw₁. adj. mossy. Paipo me limwilimwin. The rock is mossy.
limwin tuhke n. plant sp., artillery plant, Pilea microphylla.
limwinpohnsounpwop meing. n. pubic hair. cf. wakar.
Limwohndeleng, also Limwohdeleng. n. the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.
Limwohdeleng, also Limwohndeleng. n. the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.
limwoaluhlu meing. n. bathing sponge. cf. limwen duhdu.
limwoanipil adj. habitually peeping at naked woman.
limwoahr, also lamwer. n. gecko.
limwoahren leng n. a species of gecko that dwells in trees.
limwoahren pat n. a species of gecko that dwells in houses (smaller in size than limwoahren leng).
limwoahren senses n. a species of small gecko that dwells under rocks in rocky areas.
limwoahren tap n. a species of large gecko that dwells at the base of large trees and on the ground.
limpwel n. sp. of small crab.
limpwo n. limbo. [Eng.]
limpwong num. five. see pwong.
limpwoat num. five. see pwoat.
limpwuloi num. five. see pwuloi.
limwdake meing. vt. to sponge off; to wipe dry, to take a sponge bath. limwilimw₁, vi. cf. limwih.
linenek adj. always willing to engage in sexual intercourse, of a woman.
linohdi meing. vi. to spit.
linohdih meing. vi. to spy on. cf. lipahroke.
lingaling₁ adj. bright, clear, shiny.
lingaling₂ n. second night of the month in the traditional calendar, the night following a new moon in the lunar cycle. Lingaling iei eden keriau en pwohng en ehu sounpwong. Lingaling is the second night of a month.
lingan adj. beautiful, shiny.
lingada vi. to appear on the horizon, of land.
linge n3s. beam of light.
lingelingel adj. given to biting.
lingeringer 1. adj. angry. 2. n. anger. cf. [meing] ahng₁, engieng.
lingohtik vi. to be bothered by something insignifican; to be envious, to hold a grudge.
lingkarak, also likarak. n. (3sg. lingkereke) louse, flea.
lingkarak tikitik, also rehlingkarak. n. plant sp., Kyllinga nemoralis.
lingkerekenwel n. plant spp., Fimbristylis littoralis or Hypolytrum nemorum.
lingkiri n. oyster.
lingkorot n. shellfish sp., black in color.
lip vi. to leave a usual living area; to leave in haste because of displeasure; to migrate.
lihp 1. n. leave, as in annual leave. 2. vi. to go on leave with pay. 1. I pahn doadoahngki lihp lakapw. I will use my leave tomorrow. 2. I pahn lihp nan wihk kohkohdoh. I will go on leave next week. [Eng.]
Lipai Biblical. n. Leviticus, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng. Levite]
lipaiere meing. n. a stopper for the hole in a drinking coconut used by high titled people. cf. pinepen uhpw.
lipaikoteniap archaic. n. dog.
lipaule n. a fish sp. that lives at the mouth of streams.
lipakapakau n. a habitual adulterer or adulteress.
lipahkiek adj. always secretive.
lipahned 1. vi. to gossip; to criticize. 2. n. gossip; criticism. lipahnede, vt. cf. [meing] kauduhd.
lipahnede, also lipahnedih. vt. to gossip about, to talk secretly about. lipahned, vi. cf. [meing] pilenpahnmwelih.
lipahnedih vt. see lipahnede.
Lipahnmei n. the Katau consort of Nahnsapwe, the mother of Isokelekel.
lipahreureu, also lipahrourou. n. butterfly.
lipahrekerek 1. meing. n. heartburn, acid reflux. 2. meing. vi. to have heartburn, to experience acid reflux. cf. sohiahia.
lipahrourou, also lipahreureu. n. butterfly.
lipahrok₁, also lipoahrok. n. bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.
lipahrok₂ vi. to spy. lipahroke, vt.
lipahroke vt. to spy on. cf. [meing] linohdih.
lipada vi. to escape, to be relocated. Irail lipadahsang Sokehs. They escaped from Sokehs.
Lipahdakdau n. the woman Isokelekel used as a consort and adviser shortly after he arrived on Pohnpei.
lipahdopwonla vi. to die while pregnant, also resulting in the death of the fetus.
lipeiahk, also peiahk. adj. oval.
lipeiek vi. to crawl, to creep. E lipeiekla nan pwehlo. He crawled there on the ground.
lipeikek vi. to be slightly leaning.
lipeiketihti 1. vi. to transmit gossip. 2. n. a gossip.
Lipeisapan n. one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.
lipekekil adj. looking in a begging manner. lipekekilih, vt.
lipekekilih vt. to attend a feast or to participate in feast activities in the expectation of getting a generous gift of food. Se lipekekilih arail kamadipwo aio. We participated in their feast yesterday (in the expectation of gettting food). lipekekil, adj.
lipengipeng vi. to sigh in one's sleep.
liper₁ n. fish sp., halibut.
liper₂ adj. skinny; sick, weak.
lipes adj. ferocious, fierce, menacing.
lipet n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lipilipil adj. choosy.
lipirap adj. thievish, given to stealing.
Lipitahn n. a clan, customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Kitti, known to have come from the Marshall Islands.
Lipohnsapani n. one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.
lipopoukli 1. n. seductress. 2. adj. given to engaging in seduction (of a woman).
lipopoukwol 1. n. seducer (male). 2. adj. given to engaging in seduction (of a man).
lipopohn adj. vain.
Lipopohnwel n. a ghost, of the jungle; said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past.
lipoahrok, also lipahrok₁. n. bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.
lihpw₁ n. (3sg. lipwe) trace or track.
lihpw₂ n. large hole in the ground, pit.
lipwalipw 1. n. discernable trace or mark; consequence, impact. 2. adj. discernable, consequential.
lipwalipwda vi. to be injured; to endure an injury.
lipwamwahu adj. of good effect; providing good results.
lipwan adj. having an effect, effective, efficient.
lipwanapwan vi. neut. to suspend from one shoulder or both with a strap or rope, as a bag, purse, or knapsack. lipwene, vt.
lipwarkid n. the tip of the outrigger (either end).
lipwei n. clam sp., antique ark, Anadara antiquata scapha, popular food item.
lipweipwein lehk adj. stingy.
lipwene vt. to suspend from one shoulder or both with a strap or rope, as a bag, purse, or knapsack.
lipwenpwengwol n. a woman who seduces men, seductress.
lipwengpwengli n. a man who seduces women, seducer.
lipwepwein lehk adj. stingy.
lipwesepwes adj. frequently engaging in sexual intercourse.
lipwongmas vi. to faint.
lipwohpwo n. a familiar name for addressing a little girl; odor bearer.
lipwopwnahna n. a banana cultivar.
lipwusingar adj. unpleasant, always in a bad mood; harsh acting.
lipwsuwed adj. having a bad effect, providing bad results.
lirau n. reed sp. Phragmites karka similar to bamboo, used for weaving and for making nose flutes.
lihraran, also lieraran. n. nymphomaniac, prostitute.
lirehre n. transmitter of gossip.
lirop n. mat. see lohs. cf. [meing] pereklap.
lirohro adj. protective, mother-hen-like.
liroar adj. bashful, embarrassed, ashamed. Re me ketin liroar. He is bashful.
liroaridi 1. 2. meing. vi. to be bashful, to be embarrassed, to be ashamed. cf. namenek.
lisaimwer adj. loosely attached; limp₂ looking, of people.
lisairkopw, also liseirkopw. adj. always crying, said of a child that easily cries when upset.
lisahk, also likahs. 1. n. swing, hammock, seesaw. 2. vi. to swing.
lisalamwahu meing. adj. healthy looking, having a healthy complexion, having an appearance of being friendly. cf. poh mwahu.
lisalenohl n. harlot.
lisalselewi meing. adj. erratic; hypocritical, two-faced. cf. koweikohdo.
lisap n. a small fish sp.
lisapahlkid n. vegetation in the form of debris that is caught on the front of the canoe or the outrigger, or both.
lisapei n. the female dance master for the dance called sapei.
Lisaramanipwel n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage that led to the colonization of Pohnpei.
lisarapat n. fish sp.
liseian 1. adj. pregnant. 2. n. pregnancy.
liseianda vi. to become pregnant.
liseiankihda vt. to conceive. cf. [meing] ahpikihda.
liseianda vi. to become pregnant. cf. ahpalapada.
lihseinleng meing. n. perspiration, sweat. cf. pwudau, pwudo.
liseirkopw, also lisairkopw. adj. always crying, said of a child that easily cries when upset.
liseiseipahini, also liteiteipahini. n. sp. of green lizard.
liseliping adj. chaotic.
Lisermwudok n. a subclan of the Dipwinmen clan.
lisoi, also lusoi. vi. to doze off, to nod when falling asleep.
Lisoumokiap n. the woman who, with her sister Lisoumokoleng, came to Pohnpei from Katau Peidi on the sixth settlement voyage.
Lisoumokoleng n. a woman, who with her sister Lisoumokiap, cane to Pohnpei from Katau Peidi on the sixth settlement voyage, said to have brought a number of varieties of banana plants and yam seedlings.
lisouduhdu n. sp. of crab.
lisongapwo 1. n. paralysis. 2. vi. to be paralyzed.
lisop n. sp. of sea cucumber, tiger tail sea cucumber, Holothuria hilla, commonly found under rocks on reef flats.
lisosipil adj. said of one who consistently puts too much water in kava or lihli.
lisoapwoar n. sp. of crab.
lisoarop 1. n. hat. 2. vi. to wear a hat. cf. [meing] ohpweisou.
lida n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.
lidakamwur 1. n. a lie₁. 2. vi. to lie₁.
Lidakihka n. the octopus that led Sapwikini to the reef upon which he and his party later built Pohnpei.
lidangalangal 1. n. illness of a pig after giving birth. 2. vi. of a pig, to have this illness.
lidapadep adj. uncomfortable feeling, of the skin.
lidapedep adj. grimy, sticky, the feeling one has when one needs to bathe.
lidep n. fertile female of any species.
lidepekipek n. a shameful woman.
lidepwidepw adj. extremely skillful in caressing or kissing.
lider₁ 1. n. food or drink employed as a chaser after drinking kava. 2. vi. to take a chaser after drinking kava.
lider₂ vi. to be intentionally bothersome. lidere, vt.
lidere vt. to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene. lider₂, vi. cf. [meing] liketerapwanga, andere.
liderewes, also liderwas. adj. meddlesome, pesky, said of someone who butts into the affairs of others.
liderihleng n. the water in the bottom of a canoe.
liderwas, also liderewes. adj. meddlesome, pesky, said of someone who butts into the affairs of others.
lidik n. sea urchin.
lidip 1. n. an animal trap. 2. vi. to trap. lidipih, vt.
lidipih vt. to trap. lidip, vi.
lidoi n. fish sp., a small parrotfish, possibly another name for mahu pwul.
lidokia n. the female dance master of the dance called dokia, done by a group of women.
lidokodok pwise n. fish sp., a kind of needle fish, Hemiramphidae (halfbeaks), normally found on fringing reefs, in the lagoon, and on patch reefs.
lidoandoar adj. given to stealing food at a feast; hardheaded.
lidoar vi. to be anxious, eager, restless. E lidoar. He is anxious. kalidoarih, vt.
lidu 1. n. female servant, either politically or domestically. 2. vi. to serve as a slave, of a woman. liduwih, vt.
liduwih vt. to serve as a slave, of a woman. lidu, vi.
liht n. jellyfish.
litak n. fish sp., mudskipper.
litapwih vt. to paint. litepw, vi.
liteh vi. to bear fruit, as in breadfruit tree,. Mahio saikingte liteh. That breadfruit tree has not bear fruit yet.. Rah wo litehn riau. That branch has two fruits. see wa.
liteiteipahini, also liseiseipahini. n. sp. of green lizard.
litehlapalap adj. wide and flat.
litehmwahu meing. n. a stone placed in front of an entrance to a house, used to wipe one's feet on. cf. takain wudeh.
lihtensapw meing. n. nostalgia, homesickness.
litepw, also litopw. 1. n. paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol. 2. vi. to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol. litapwih, vt.
litepwitepw meing. vi. to be picked lice from one's hair; to be groom. cf. mpek.
litepwitepwe meing. vt. to pick lice from someone's hair; to groom someone.
litepwsalohi n. breeze from a valley.
Litehriete n. the second matrilineage of the Dipwinpahnmei's ruling subclan, which wrested the title of Nahnmwarki from the senior matrilineage in 1836.
Litehsilite n. the third-ranking lineage of the Isohn Enimwahn ,the Dipwinpahnmei's ruling subclan.
litehte adj. having a lot of fruit, of a breadfruit tree.
litehwih vt. to encircle, to surround.
litikitik adj. temperamental; stingy.
litinsapw vi. to lose interest in life after losing one's land or after one's property is ruined.
litok n. hen.
litokmwanger n. reed sp., a variety of ahlek with reddish spots on the stem.
litopw, also litepw. 1. n. paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol. 2. vi. to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol. litapwih, vt.
liwair n. a small sp. of bat₁, believed to accompany ghosts.
liwaisisik vi. to hop on one foot.
liwadawad marer n. grass sp., Centella asiatica.
liwekidenloal n. tree sp.
lo vi. to be caught.
loh₁, also lahu. n. (3sg. lewe) tongue. cf. [meing] eseulap.
loh₂ vi. to have something caught in ones throat. cf. [meing] sokoloal.
loh₃ n. seat, in a canoe.
loi vi. to collide. loir, vt.
loi- vi. to arrive at a specific location, to appear on the scene.
loipehs vi. to tap ashes from a cigar, cigarette, or pipe.
loir vt. to strike together. loi, vi.
loitik meing. vi. to whisper. cf. mwenginingin, mwengin.
lou adj. cool, cooled off.
loulou 1. meing. vi. to pray. 2. n. prayer. cf. kapakap₁.
lok vi. to suffer, physically or mentally; to be tired; to give up.
lokala vi. to be sated, to have had it with something or someone.
lohk vi. to spread news. lohki, vt.
lokaia 1. vi. to talk, to speak. 2. n. speech. cf. [meing] mahsen, poahngok.
lokaia mengei n. the common form of Pohnpeian; common language. Kitail lokaia mengei pwe en sansal. Let us speak the common language in order to make ourselves clear.
lokaia suwed adj. foulmouthed.
lokaia tohto adj. argumentative.
lokaiahn aramas n. language of the people, the level of common language.
lokaiahn wai 1. vi. to speak English. 2. n. English.
lokala vi. to be sated, to have had it with something or someone.
lokalok, also lakalok. adj. restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.
lohki vt. to spread news about. lohk, vi. see lohk.
lohkinned vi. to issue a call for food, done by a Nahnmwarki prior to a feast.
lokolok n. suffering.
lokulok, also lukuluk. 1. vi. to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner. 2. adj. asthmatic. 3. n. a serious case of asthma; agitated breathing.
lohlo n. crossbeam in a house; the name of the first beam as you enter a feasthouse. cf. [meing] kehnlangiso.
lolok vi. to frown.
lolong n. stone tomb or burial chamber.
lommw, also lemmw. adj. afraid of ghosts.
lohmwei 1. n. a disease of infants, attributed to the mother's becoming pregnant while a child is still nursing. 2. vi. to have this disease.
lomwolomw adj. damp.
lomwod slang. vi. to eat voraciously.
lohnwar n. seat, in a canoe.
-long verb. suff. inwards, into. alu walk, aluhlong walk into.
lohng, also longenmwet. n. termite, termite nest.
longenmwet, also lohng. n. termite.
lop vi. to be cut crosswise. lopuk, vt.
lohpar 1. n. tonsillitis. 2. vi. to have tonsillitis.
lohpehdi meing. vi. to dive into deep water. cf. dikoumoangidi.
lopila vi. to be cut short, to be interrupted. lopukala, vt.
lopidi n. district, precinct; section; cut in a hill or mountain made for a road.
lopitik₁ vi. to chop into small pieces. lopitikih, vt.
lopitikih vt. to chop something into small pieces. lopitik₁
lopuk vt. to cut crosswise. lop, vi.
lopukala vt. to cut short, to interrupt. lopila, vi.
lopw₁ num. one hundred thousand.
lopw₂ vi. to clap. lopwor, vt.
lohpwelipwel vi. to make a good catch with a net.
lopwolopw vi. to wash clothing, to do laundry, literally the action of pounding clothing. lopwor, vt.
lopwon 1. n. any soft object which is made into a ball; a ball of kava root fibers set aside during the first pounding; one of the cups of kava in the kava ceremony. 2. vi. to be made into a ball. lopwonih, vt.
lopwonih vt. to make something into a ball. lopwon, vi.
lopwor vt. to wash clothing, to launder; to clap; to applaud. lopw₂, lopwolopw, vi.
lohpwu n. cross or crucifix; floor beam; a carrying pole with a cross pole attached; a kava plant large enough that it requires being carried on such a carrying pole.
lohpwuala, also lohpwuhla. vi. to be crucified. cf. [meing] karohlap.
lohpwuhla vi. see lohpwuala.
lohs n. mat, used to sleep on or for a cover. cf. [meing] pereklap, moatoar₂.
losalap n. wide mat, commonly used for sleeping; a ceremonial mat. cf. [meing] pereklap.
Lohsapw n. the former name of Nanpahlap, a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
losaramas vi. to be held in someone's lap₁, of a dying person. Luweto losaramas. The dying person is lying in someone's lap.
losenpwong vi. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight; to let an issue ride until the next day. losenpwongih, vt.
losenpwongih, also loasenpwongih. vt. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight; to let an issue ride until the next day. Kitail losenpwongih oh pwurehng koasoaia. Let us sleep on it and discuss it again. losenpwong, loasenpwong, vi.
losolos adj. lush, as of foliage; thick, as a coat of hair.
Lohd n. harbor in Madolenihmw.
Lohd Pah n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
Lohd Powe n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
lohdi vi. to be conquered, captured, overcome.
lohteng adj. mute, dumb, stuttering.
lohtik n. (3sg. lohtiki) uvula.
loak vi. to be locked. [Eng.] loakehdi, vt.
loahk n. lock. [Eng.]
loakehdi vt. to lock. [loak <Eng. lock] loak, vi.
loakewel 1. meing. vi. to defecate. 2. meing. n. defecation. cf. pek, kainen mwenge.
loakipil 1. meing. vi. to bathe. 2. meing. n. bath. cf. duhdu.
loakiso 1. meing. vi. to bathe. 2. meing. n. water for bathing. cf. duhdu.
loal adj. deep.
loalamwahu adj. good-hearted.
loale prep. n. inside (him, her, or it).
loaleid, also loaloid. 1. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home. 2. n. homesickness. cf. [meing] iremwell, keidloaloh.
loalekeng adj. intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp. cf. [meing] uwenrahn, kupwurekeng.
loalehla meing. vt. to become fond of someone; to fall in love with. cf. poakepoakehla, mwahukihda.
loalen parisi adj. two-faced, hypocritical, pharisaical. [parisi <Eng. Pharisee]
loalehng, also loalohng. vt. to be devoted, reliable, persevering.
loalehdi meing. vt. to remember, to recall. cf. tamataman.
loaloh adj. heartsick, of a man who has lost his wife.
loaloid, also loaleid. 1. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home. 2. n. homesickness. cf. [meing] iremwell, keidloaloh.
loalohng, also loalehng. vt. to be devoted, reliable, persevering.
loalopwon adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.
loaloapwoat 1. adj. faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal. 2. n. faithfulness, perseverance, single-mindedness, loyalty. cf. [meing] peirek.
loaloapwoatieng vt. to be devoted to.
loallap 1. adj. daring, reckless, bold, adventurous. 2. n. thief, murderer, rascal.
loalloale 1. vi. to be infatuated. 2. meing. vt. to love. cf. pwopwotih.
loalmasarang, also loalmasarar. adj. indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.
loalmasarar, also loalmasarang. adj. indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.
loalmoakoamoak adj. shy, sheepish; kind; good natured.
loalmwerewet adj. adverse.
loalriaopwoat adj. insincere, having difficulty in choosing between two options.
loalrir adj. reserved, secretive.
loalsohpwa adj. reticent, reserved, inclined to be silent.
loalsuwed adj. rotten to the core.
loaltehtik, also loaltik. adj. pessimistic.
loaltik, also loaltehtik. adj. pessimistic.
loang vi. to be passed in the traditional manner of respect; to be placed across another thing. loange, vt.
loahng₁ n. fly₁.
loahng₂ n. (3sg. loange) canoe roller, logs used to roll a canoe out of the water on to the shore.
loangalap n. wasp; a sp. of fly₁ that makes its nest in dry wood, such as dried hibiscus; any sp. of fly larger than the common house fly.
loangalap en suke n. honeybee. Loangalap en suke mi nanwel en Pohnpei. Honey bees live in the forests of Pohnpei.
loange vt. to pass in the traditional manner of respect; to place one thing across another thing. loang, vi.
loangen pwise n. a bluish colored fly₁.
loangen suke n. honeybee. [suke <Eng.]
loangenmeiso meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
loangon n. sea cucumber, Sticopus japonicus, found on lagoon slopes, eaten, a favored food in Asia.
loangoaloang adj. full of flies.
loangoapahpa vi. to place one's leg over a sleeping partner.
loangkoait vi. in U, to serve the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken by carrying kava directly from the pounding stone.
loangmeiso meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
loahngnous n. long nose pliers. [Eng.]
loasenpwong n. the act of sleeping on something, such as a problem. Kitail lus pohn ire apwal kan ong mehn loasenpwong. Let us skip the tough issues and sleep on them. loasenpwongih, vt. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhnpwong.
loasenpwongih, also losenpwongih. vt. to sleep on a matter; to let the issue ride until the next day. Kitail mwahuen loasenpwongih ire wen pwe solahr ansou. We'd better sleep on that issue because we are out of time. losenpwong, loasenpwong, vi. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhnpwongih.
luh₁ vi. to be incomplete, as a consequence of some part being removed.
luh₂ meing. n. the final cup of kava, marking the end of the kava ritual, either as a consequence of the Nahnmwarki's departure or because the kava is stale, in which case fresh kava is brought and the ritual begins anew. cf. kodie.
Luhennos n. a title.
Luihsiana n. Louisiana. [Eng.]
luk vi. to be invited; to be towed; to troll for fish. luke, vt.
Luk Biblical. n. Luke, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]
luhk n. invitation.
Luhk n. a minor Pohnpeian deity; a title.
Luhk Olapahd n. a legendary spirit on Pohnpei, known sometimes to be treacherous.
Luhk Pohnpei n. a title.
luke vt. to invite; to tow. luk, vi.
luhke meing. n3s. thumb or big toe. cf. sendilepe.
Luhken Kesik n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw who was deposed in 1836.
Luhken Kideu n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw who, as Wasahi, deposed the then reigning Nahnmwarki, Luhken Kesik, in 1836. Luhken Kideu ruled ruled until 1854.
Luhken Lengsir n. an honorific death title for Nahnku, the Nahnken of Kitti, who ruled from 1843 to 1864.
Luhken Mwei U n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw, who ruled from 1854 to 1855.
Luhken Sakau n. the Nahnken of Kitti who immediately preceded Nahnku, the father of Henry Nahnpei.
lukenaisais n. a yam cultivar.
Luhkenleng n. the diety who gave kava to Pohnpei.
lukepe n3s. invitation; the waist; in the middle.
lukeporok 1. n. a knot that is difficult to untie. 2. vi. to tie a knot that is difficult to untie. lukeporokih, vt.
lukeporokih vt. to tie something with a knot that is difficult to untie. lukeporok, vi. see lukeporok.
lukeserek, also lukoserek. 1. n. a knot that is easy to untie. 2. vi. to tie a knot that is easy to untie. lukeserekih, vt.
lukeserekih, also lukoserekih. vt. to tie something with a knot that is easy to untie. lukeserek, vi.
lukehdingiding meing. vi. to walk in the rain. cf. dilin keteu.
lukiamwas, also lukuwal, lukielel, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lukielel, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lukouk n. small hand net for fishing.
lukom vi. to wrap around, to encircle.
Lukop n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw; also the name of an autonomous area in Kitti in the past.
lukope n3s. middle, either in a spatial or temporal sense; waist or trunk of the body, trunk of a tree.
lukopenpwong n. midnight, middle of the night.
lukoserek, also lukeserek. 1. n. a knot that is easy to untie. 2. vi. to tie a knot that is easy to untie.
lukoserekih, also lukeserekih. vt. to tie something with a knot that is easy to untie. lukoserek, vi.
Lukoap n. an autonomous area in southern Kitti prior to the unification of the chiefdom by Soukisehnleng.
lukuluk, also lokolok. 1. vi. to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner. 2. adj. asthmatic. 3. n. serious case of asthma; agitated breathing.
lukupoaridi vi. to lean forward; to bow.
lukuwal, also lukiamwas, lukielel, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lul 1. vi. to flame. 2. n. flame.
lulda, also mpwulda. adj. ablaze.
luhl interj. an exclamation, said to drive away sharks.
lulda, also mpwulda. adj. ablaze.
lumoarum n. sp. of sea cucumber.
luhmwuhmw 1. meing. vi. to be sick. 2. adj. sickly. 3. n. sickness, disease, illness. cf. soumwahu.
luhmwuhmwla vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk; to have an incurable ailment.
luhpes n. louver. [Eng.]
lupwoluwo n. a large octopus-like creature, said to live in the mouth of rivers, possibly mythical.
lupwoar 1. n. the act of scolding, deprecating, or censuring. 2. adj. deprecative. lupwoare, vt. cf. [meing] nahnioaralap.
lupwoare vt. to scold, to deprecate, to censure. lupwoar, vi. cf. [meing] nahnioarelepe, angiangih.
luhr n. carpenter prawn, Palaemon serrifer.
lus vi. to jump. lusuk, vt.
lusida vi. to jump up; to be surprised.
luhs vi. to lose. [Eng.]
lusiam 1. vi. to commit suicide by hanging oneself. 2. n. suicide by hanging.
lusida vi. to jump up; to be surprised.
lusoi, also lisoi. vi. to doze off, to nod when falling asleep.
lusuk vt. to jump; to catch a ride with. lus, vi.
lusulus 1. adj. contagious; wandering, of speech. 2. n. high fever that includes seizures, sometimes deadly if not treated.
lususuhr adj. soft, easy to sink in, as a swampy place.
luskepe n. the offspring of a woman who is pregnant at the time she marries a Nahnmwarki.
luskihda vi. to be bewildered.
ludenen n. lieutenant. [Eng.]
luwaie, also luwair. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
luwaikehk, also lauwikehk. vi. to call by shouting, to call out.
luwair, also luwaie. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
luwaisesek, also luwaisihsek. vi. to hop.
luwaisihsek vi. see luwaisesek.
luwak vi. to be jealous, to be envious. cf. [meing] urahdied.
luwakada vi. to openly display jealousy.
luwakedi vi. to hide one's jealousy.
luwakahk, also luwakehk. adj. jealous, usually with reference to one's spouse. cf. [meing] urahdied.
luwakada vi. to openly display jealousy.
luwaken eni n. an illness caused by the ghost of a dead relative.
luwakedi vi. to hide one's jealousy.
luwakidi vi. to die of sadness; to be jealous of someone of no consequence.
luhwahlah n. remainder, leftover.
luhwe n3s. leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining. cf. [meing] luhweiso.
luhweiso meing. n. leftover food. cf. luhwe.
luwekidinloal n. plant sp., Glochidion marianum, Glochidion puberulum, and Glochidion ramiflorum.
luhwenmed 1. n. leftover food. 2. vi. to have leftover food. 1. Kihsang luhwenmed kan. Get rid of the leftovers. 2. Mwein kitail kakehr luhwenmed pwe Pohnpei sapwenluh. Perhaps we can have leftover food because Pohnpei is a land of leftovers.
luwehs n. tree sp., Mammea odoratat, having a sticky sap.
luhwehdi vi. to be leftover.
luwet 1. adj. weak, feeble, sickly. 2. n. a sick person.
luwetakahu adj. said of someone who is weak in lifting or carrying something.
luwou n. bracelet. cf. [meing] wairen kederlap.