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Updated: 9/22/2017       

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-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, also laumwoahmw.   adj. disrespectful, discourteous, usually said of children.

laumwoahmw   adj. see laumwaumw.

laud   1. adj. big, old. 2. n. (3sg. laudi) bigness, greatness.

lauwikehk, also luwaikehk.   vi. to call by shouting, to call out.

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.   1. adj. cramping, of a muscle. 2. n. cramped muscle.

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 round of kava; huge basket of food.

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; will. 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. lime, 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.

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.

lahng₁   n. sky, heaven.

lahng₂   n. (3sg. langi) bad weather.

lahng₃   n. spider conch sp., Lambis lambis; general term for Lambis spp., occasionally used for food.

langa   vt. to hang up. lang, vi.

langalang   vi. to be open, as of a business.

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, 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

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.

laskahs   n. last card in the game of crazy eight. [Eng.]

lahd   n. fish sp., jack, 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 with words. 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.

leh₁   n. oil, for cooking or as a lotion; perfume.

leh₂   n. pool, lake, a place where a river widens.

Lehiak   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

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.

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.

lelepek   adj. reliable, conscientious; just, upright. cf. [meing] likehke.

lelepekla   vi. to be conscientious.

leles   n. plant sp., Dendrocnide latifolia, the leaves of which cause itching.

lelohng, also lelehng.   vt. to encounter.

lelle   vt. to emit an odor. lel₅, vi.

lelpeila   vi. to die from being stabbed or shot in battle.

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 assume. 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 assume. 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.

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.

lempweileng   n. see lempweinleng.

lempweinleng   meing. n. broom made from the inner ribs of palm fronds; a broom for use in a feasthouse. see lempweileng. 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 as a skin lotion. cf. [meing] lehnawahu, lehnamwahu.

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.

lehnamwahu, also lehnawahu.   meing. n. coconut oil used for the body of a Nahnmwarki, Nahnken, and their spouses. cf. lehn kei.

lehnawahu   n. see lehnamwahu.

Lehnmesi   n. name of the second largest river system on Pohnpei, located in Kitti.

lehnmwese   vt. to check on, to keep on eye on.

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. cf. mwar₁, 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. 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 Palikir   n. the ruler of Palikir, a large area in southern Sokehs that, as a political entity, predated the era of the rule of the Nahnmwarkis.

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.

lepi-   rel. n. section, piece.

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 pil   n. pool, pond, puddle.

lepin rausis   1. n. short pants, shorts. 2. vi. to wear short pants or shorts.

lepin sepwil   n. permission to speak; splinter. Ahi tungoal elep lepin sepwilen, pwe i en iang sakarada. Please grant me permission to speak. 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.

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 ring 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.

ledaulapih   vt. to forgive, to excuse.

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. Ohlo ledeulepe ahmw sapwung ko. The man ignores all your mistakes.

ledeulepih, also ledeulepe.   vt. to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.

Ledek   n. a clan.

leding   n. female pigeon.

ledis   n. lettuce. [Eng.]

let   vi. neut. to flick. leteng, vt.

leht   n. lead₁; bullet, cartridge. [Eng.]

lete   n. letter, correspondence. [Eng. letter]

letek   n. sp. 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   n. cane grass sp.

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 nenek   n. prostitute, whore, harlot.

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.

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. billion.

lik₂   meing. vi. 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. (3sg. likaupenlangihr) hair on the large toe. cf. winen sendilepe.

likaut, also soker.   n. joker, in cards.

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. lie. 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.

likeidihd   n. the rose-colored flower of wild ginger.

likehke   meing. adj. reliable, conscientious; just, 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   vi. to walk in the rain.

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.

likilepe   meing. vt. to trust. cf. likih.

likilik   1. adj. trustworthy. 2. n. trust; trusteeship. likih, vt. cf. [meing] likilap.

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. likinsepe) the rear of the 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'.

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.

likinsap   n. (3sg. likinsepe) cheek. cf. [meing] likinioar.

likinsekiri   meing. n. back as in dorsal back of human body. cf. pohnsewe.

likinwel   n. grass sp., used for medicine.

likipordi   vi. to fall face first; to bow.

likirikirir   adj. disdainful.

likisang, also liksang.   vt. to abstain, from anything.

likid₁   n. sp. of shellfish.

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.

likidi   meing. vi. to spit. cf. kendip₁.

likidmeliehla   meing. vt. to forsake, to abandone. 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]

likoupenleng   n. hair that grows on toes.

likoupehda   meing. vt. to awaken. cf. panginda.

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.

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.

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.

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 lie down. cf. wendi.

likuwer   1. vi. to call, to roll call. 2. n. roll call. likuwerih, vt.

likuwerih   vt. to call someone. likuwer, vi.

likpwake   archaic. n. a traditional ornament or pendant for a man's breast.

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 pound 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   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.

limar   n. a species of mollusk.

limara   num. five. see ra.

limarar   num. five million.

limareureu   meing. n. mother. cf. ihn₁, nohno.

limarepeileng   meing. n. pupil, of the eye. cf. toantoal en nan mese.

limasamasweipw   n. a sp. of mollusk.

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.

limeirpwong, also limemeirpwong, kehsapahl.   n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, 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.

limehl, also limiel.   num. five. see el₂.

limelel   n. canoe bailer.

limelep   num. five. see lep.

limelopw, also limalopw.   num. five hundred thousand.

limemeir   n. grass sp.

limemeirkelik   n. sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica.

limemeirpwong, also limeirpwong, kehsapahl.   n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.

limemwodol   num. five. see mwodol.

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   num. fifty when counting big yam; five hundred when counting coconuts and breadfruits. see ngoul.

limerei   vi. neut. to wrap kava in a bast with a minimal number of twists.

limerere   meing. vt. to wipe. 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.

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.

limewel   num. five. see wel₂.

limiel, also limehl.   num. five. see el₂.

limilim   vi. to be folded. lim, vt.

limoumw   num. five. see umw₂.

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.

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.

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.

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.

limwin   adj. mossy. Paipo me limwin. The rock is mossy.

limwin tuhke   n. 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.

linohdih   meing. vi. to spy on. cf. lipahroke.

lingaling₁   adj. bright, clear, shiny.

lingaling₂   n. second night of the month in the traditional calendar. 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, engieng₂.

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.

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 criticize. lipahned, vi.

lipahnedih   vt. see lipahnede.

Lipahnmei   n. the Katau consort of Nahnsapwe, the mother of Isokelekel.

lipahreureu, also lipahrourou.   n. butterfly.

lipahrekerek   1. 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.

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   1. adj. looking in a begging manner. 2. vi. to look in a begging manner.

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).

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. seductor. 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. apparent trace or mark; consequence, impact. 2. adj. consequential; apparent.

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.

lipwene   vt. to suspend from one shoulder or both with a strap or rope, as a bag, purse, or knapsack.

lipwepwein lehk   adj. stingy.

lipwesepwes   adj. frequently engaging in sexual intercourse.

lipwongmas   vi. to faint.

lipwopwnahna   n. a banana cultivar.

lipwusingar   adj. unpleasant, always in a bad mood; harsh acting.

lirau   n. reed sp. Phragmites karka similar to bamboo, used for weaving and for making flutes.

lihraran, also lieraran.   n. nymphomaniac, prostitute.

lirehre   n. transmitter of gossip.

lirop   n. mat. see lohs. cf. [meing] pereklap.

lirohro   adj. zealous, envious.

liroaridi   1. meing. adj. bashful, embarrassed, ashamed. 2. meing. vi. to be bashful, to be embarrassed, to be ashamed. cf. namenek.

lisaimwer   adj. loosely attached; limp₁ 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. 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.

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.

lidapedep   adj. grimy, sticky, the feeling one has when one needs to bathe.

lidep   n. fertile female of any species.

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., ember parrotfish, a variety of Scarus rubroviolaceus.

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. hardheaded.

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   n3s. two or more breadfruit at the end of a branch. Mahio was diren liteh riete. That breadfruit tree is bearing fruits with few double fruits.

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   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 pick lice from one's hair; to groom. cf. mpek.

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.

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 bat, believed to accompany ghosts.

liwaisisik   vi. to hop on one foot.

liwadawad marer   n. grass sp., Centella asiatica.

liwekidenloal   n. tree sp.

loh₁, also lahu.   n. (3sg. lewe) tongue. cf. [meing] eseulap.

loh₂   vi. to have something stuck in one's 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.

lou   adj. cool, cooled off.

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

lok, also lokedi.   vi. to suffer, physically or mentally; to be tired; to give up.

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.

lokedi, also lok.   vi. to suffer, physically or mentally; to be tired; to give up.

lohki   vt. 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   n. termite.

longenmwet   n. termite.

lop   vi. to be cut crosswise. lopuk, vt.

lohpar   n. 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. 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.

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.

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. n. water for bathing. cf. duhdu, pilen 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, pining for home. 2. n. homesickness. cf. [meing] iremwoll, 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. taman.

loaloh   adj. heartsick, of a man who has lost his wife.

loaloid, also loaleid.   1. vi. to miss a person or a place, to to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine for home. 2. homesickness. cf. [meing] 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.

loalmwerewet   adj. adverse.

loalrir   adj. reserved, secretive.

loalsohpwa   adj. reticent, reserved, inclined to be silent.

loaltehtik   adj. pessimistic.

loamwoahmw, also laumwoahmw.   adj. disrespectful. Aramas me sehse tiahk me loamwoahmw. People who do not know Pohnpeian customs are disrespectful.

loang   vi. to be passed in the traditional manner of respect; to be placed across another thing. loange, vt.

loahng₁   n. fly₁.

loahng₂   n. canoe roller, logs used to roll a canoe out of the water on to the shore.

loangalap   n. wasp; a sp. of fly 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.

loangihngihso, also lengihngihso.   n. a stick used for handing a head garland (mwaramwar) to a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.

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.]

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.

luhk₁   n. invitation.

Luhk₂   n. a minor Pohnpeian god; 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.

lukenaisais   n. a yam cultivar.

Luhkenleng   n. the diety who gave kava to Pohnpei.

lukepe   n3s. invitation; the waste, 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.

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. sea cucumber sp.

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.

lusiamala   vi. to commit 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.

luwakedi   vi. to hide one's jealousy.

luhwahlah   n. remainder, leftoever.

luwahreureu   meing. vi. to visit; to take a walk. cf. mwemweit.

luhwe   n3s. leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining. cf. [meing] luhweiso.

luhweiso   meing. n. leftover food. cf. luhwe.

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. weak, feeble, sickly.

luwou   n. bracelet. cf. [meing] wairen kederlap.

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