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mwah   n. the opposite sex sibling of one's spouse, the spouse of one's opposite sex sibling.

mwahi   n. color; pattern or design, as on cloth; stain, mark; freckle, mole, or any skin discoloration.

mwahiei   vi. to wail, at a funeral. cf. [meing] udamwer.

mwail   n. mile. [Eng.]

mwaimwai, also mweimwei₃.   adj. colored,spotted, pied.

mwahu   adj. good. cf. [meing] nei₃.

mwahuki   vt. to like or love, to consider good, to desire sexually; to agree, to like, to prefer.

mwahukihda   vt. to become fond of someone; to fall in love with. Pwutako mwahukihda serepeino. The boy fell in love with that girl.

mwahula   vi. to recover from an ailment, to get better.

mwahuda   vi. to clear, of the weather.

mwaur   vt. to douche. mwoumwou, vi.

mwahuda   vi. to clear, of the weather.

mwakar   vi. to be disgusted, to be displeased, to be slighted. Liho mwakarada pahrail aio. That woman was disgusted with them yesterday.

mwakaren mwar, also mwekeren mwar.   vi. to be upset for not having been given the title one expected to receive.

mwakaren mwenge, also mwekeren mwenge.   vi. to be upset for not having been given a share of food at a kamadipw.

mwakelekel   adj. clean; innocent, honest, pure.

mwakereker   n. constellation, possibly Pleiades.

mwahkohko   vi. of women, to sway the body and head while dancing.

mwahl   1. adj. common, useless, of no consequence. 2. adv. recklessly, carelessly.

mwalaun   adj. devious, deceptive. mwalaunih, vt.

mwalaunih   vt. to deceive, to fool. mwalaun, adj.

mwalekuluk   archaic. adj. wrinkled, as the face of an old person.

mwahliel   1. n. (3sg. mwahlieli, mwahliali) brain; headache, dizziness. 2. adj. dizzy.

mwahmw   n. fish.

mwamwairehr   vi. to blow gently, of the wind.

mwamwaitih   vt. to visit. I mwamwaitih Pakihn. I visited Pakihn. mwemweit, vi.

mwamwahl   1. adj. not respected. 2. n. insignificance; irreverence.

mwahn   archaic. n. man, male.

mwahnakapw   1. n. young man. 2. adj. young, of males.

mwahnensoar, also mesen keinek.   n. the male head of a clan.

mwanok   vt. to peep at. Pwutako mwanok liho ansou me e duhduo. The young man peeped at the woman while she was bathing.

mwand   n. trace of movement either seen or heard, as made by someone sneaking around. Mie mwand limwahn wenihmwo. There was a trace of movement near the door.

Mwand   n. name of an island in U municipality.

Mwand Peidak   n. a section (kousapw) on Mwand, an island in U.

Mwand Peidi   n. a section (kousapw) on Mwand, an island in U.

mwahng₂   n. taro sp., giant swamp taro; Cyrtosperma merkusii; the generic name of a number of cultivars of this species; an important food staple that can be used when other foods are scare, thus contributing to food-security.

mwahng kieil   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with a stalk colored like the sp. of lizard kieil.

mwahng pwiliet   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahng sewi   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahng suwain   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with lacy-edged leaves.

mwangaingai   adj. bumpy, rough, not smooth.

mwangas   n. ripe coconut; copra; ripe betel nut.

mwahngeida   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwanger en mwoanipil   n. fish sp.

mwanger en nanipil   n. fish sp., whitespotted grouper,Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.

mwanger en nannamw   n. fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.

mwanger ripwiripw   n. fish sp., malabar grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus.

mwangerenger   adj. spotted, splotched.

mwahngih   meing. vt. to know, to find out or learn about. cf. ese.

mwahngieng   adj. giddy, dizzy.

mwahngin kialap   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin lamerer   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin meir   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Meir.

mwahngin nah   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin namwanamw   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from the outer islands.

mwahngin nukuwer   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Nukuoro.

mwahngin ngetik   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Ngatik (Sapwuahfik).

mwahngin palau   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Palau.

mwahngin pehleng, also inen mwakot.   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin pohnusamah   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin seidip   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwar₁, also mwahr.   n. (3sg. mware) title, name. cf. [meing] lengileng.

mwar₂   vi. to give a gift to show one's love for another. Ohlo kalapw mwar. He always gives a gift to show his love. Urohs lingano mwarala rehn liho. The nice skirt was given to the woman as a token of love.

mwahr, also mwar₁.   n. (3sg. mware) title, name.

mwarak   vt. to fall on, as of rain on leaves.

mwaramwar   1. vi. to wear a garland, floral necklace, or lei. 2. n. garland, floral necklace, lei. mware₁, vt. cf. [meing] lengileng.

mwaramwer   n. small yam; anything that comes in a round form, as mwohni mwaramwer, meaning change in the form of coins.

mwarahntik-   vi. to break or shatter, especially of glass. Kilahso pwupwidihte mwarahntikpeseng. The glass fell and shattered. Dahlo pwupwidihte mwarahntikpeseng. The dish fell and shattered.

mware₁   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for garlands, titles, or names.

mware₂   vt. to wear a garland, necklace, or lei. mwaramwar, vi.

mwarehda   vt. to put on, of a head garland.

mwareiso   meing. n. chest. cf. mwarmware, pahnadi.

Mwarekehtik, also Mwarikihtik.   n. a title.

mwaren souleng   n. baptismal name.

mwareniki   vt. to hold a title, to wear a head garland. cf. [meing] lengilengih, langilangih.

mwarehda   vt. to put on, of a head garland.

mwahrewed   adj. slow, dilatory.

Mwarikihtik, also Mwarekehtik.   n. a title.

mwarkoanoat   n. a koanoat title.

mwarmware   n3s. chest. cf. [meing] kupwuriso.

mwarpwoud   n. any priestly title.

mwahs   1. n. worm, bacteria, germ. 2. vi. to have worms.

mwasakoil   n. maggot.

mwasahl   n. (3sg. mwasahle) intestine.

mwasahn   vt. to watch out for, to look out for, to observe, to spy on.

mwasahngot   1. n. rot, decay. 2. vi. to rot, to decay, of wood.

Mwahsel   n. The Marshall Islands. [Eng.]

Mwasen Pahdol, also Mwesen Pahdol.   n. the ancestral goddess of the Lasialap clan who provided the island with a variety of plant and animal life.

mwasenger   n. intestinal worm.

mwasik   vi. to be burned, of anything. isik, vt.

mwaso, also mwesot.   n. an eel, commonly found in mangrove swamps.

mwasod, also mwosod.   1. adj. rotten, of wood. 2. meing. n. urine.

mwasdar   n. mustard. [Eng.]

mwadang   1. vi. to go fast, to be quick, to hurry. 2. adj. fast, quick.

mwadangete   adv. quickly, suddenly. E mwadangete aluhla. He quickly walked there.

mwadik, also mwedik.   n. (3sg. mwedike) trickery, chicanery.

mwadong   1. vi. to play; to engage in recreation. 2. n. game, recreation, drama. mwadonge, vt. cf. [meing] tehnmwel.

mwadonge   vt. see mwadong. cf. [meing] tehnmwele.

mwaht   n. clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm. see mwetiwel.

mwahtakai   adj. failing to observe the proper mwah relationship.

mwatal   n. pandanus sp., Freycinetla ponapensis or Pandanus cominsii, the latter of which is commonly used for making sleeping mats.

mwataliniak   n. pandanus sp., Humata banksii.

mwatang   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwate   vi. to move one's head vertically.

mwatehda   vi. to convalesce, to recover; to raise one's head.

mwatih   vt. to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding. mwet, vi.

mwatik   n. blood from the uterus or rectum.

mwei₁   n. spot, stain.

mwei₂   vi. to be broken, of a string; to be divorced; to finish defecating. mweid₁, vt.

mweisang   vt. to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from. E mweisang ah nohno ni ah pwelel. She has been estranged from her mother since infancy.

mwehi   n. era, period of time, reign.

mweilik, also likimwei.   vi. to throw or punch forcefully.

mweimwahu, also nihkesemwei.   n. a period of peace and tranquility.

mweimwei₁   1. vt. to be allowable, to be permissible. 2. n. permission. 1. E sohte mweimwei laid en wehi. It is not allowable to fish for turtle. 2. Re alehdi mweimwei. They were given permission.

mweimwei₃, also mwaimwai.   adj. colored,spotted, pied. I linganiki likouli mweimwei. I think the colored dress is pretty.

mwein   sent. adv. maybe, perhaps, possibly. Mwein ohlo pahn mwahula. Maybe that man will get better.

Mwein Ansou   n. the present era, literally ‘time of now’.

Mwein Aramas, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Eni Kan, Mwein Kawa.   n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the common people.

Mwein Eni Kan, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Aramas, Mwein Kawa.   n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of spiritual ancestors.

Mwein Kawa, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Aramas, Mwein Eni Kan.   n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of building.

Mwein Kouwel   n. ancient, primitive, uncivilized times; before Mwein Marain; trunk of a coconut tree.

Mwein Marain   n. the period of enlightenment, the period of Christianity.

Mwein Merika   n. the American period.

Mwein Misioneri   n. the missionary period, also sometime identified as Mwein Marain. [Eng. misioneri]

Mwein Nahnmwarki, also Mwehi Kesiluh.   n. the third of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Nahnmwarkis which begins with the fall of the Saudeleur.

mwein nihkes, also nihkesemwei.   n. a time of peace and tranquility.

mwein peikes, also peikesemwei.   n. a period of war or instability.

Mwein Saudeleur, also Mwehi Keriau.   n. the second of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Saudeleur.

Mwein Sehmen   n. the German period.

Mwein Sipein   n. the Spanish period.

mweinlihamwahu   n. mole.

mweinlikou   n. remnants, small pieces of cloth.

mweinliroar   n. birthmark, any skin discoloration present from birth.

mweir, also mwer₁.   adj. loose, as of a knot or lashing.

mweisang   vt. to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from. E mweisang ah nohno ni ah pwelel. She has been estranged from her mother since infancy.

mweisuwari   n. the last of the bunch; the last breadfruit in a group of three fruits that grow from the same branch.

mweisuwed, also peikesemwei.   n. a period of war and instability.

mweid₁   vt. to break, as a string. mwei₁, vi.

mweid₂   n. hollow, ravine.

mweidala   vt. to release, to let go; to allow one to leave.

mweidehng   vt. to allow, to permit. Ihs me mweidehng irail en laid nan santuari en mwahmwo? Who allowed them to fish in the fish sanctuary? mweimwei₁, vi.

mweidpeseng   vt. to grant a divorce; to cause a divorce.

mweitoal   n. freckle.

mwek   n. hammock for children.

mwehk, also luwekindinloal.   1. n. tree sp., Glochidion ramiflorum, the terminal buds of which are used for increasing the appetite of young children. 2. adv. dirty, filthy.

mweker   vi. to make an explosive or crackling noise.

mwekeriker   adj. crackling, of a sound or noise.

mwekihkieng   meing. vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. cf. mwusihrer.

mwekimwek   n. arrowroot, also called Polynesian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides.

mwekid   1. vi. to move, as in one's own body movement. 2. n3s. motion, movement. cf. [meing] keielek.

mwekidida   vi. to be stirred up, to be aroused.

mwekidikid   adj. unsteady, unstable; active, as in a hyperactive person.

mwekidida   vi. to be stirred up, to be aroused.

mwehl₁   adj. red hot, of objects; angry, furious.

mwehl₂   n. ripe breadfruit wrapped in leaves and prepared in an uhmw; any starchy food cooked with coconut milk.

mwele   adj. calm, of the weather or the sea.

mwelekek   n. peace, tranquility.

mwelekih, also mwilikih.   vt. to suspect.

mwelehlap   meing. adj. free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled. cf. pisek.

mweleng   n. area below the peak of a roof.

mwelengen sakau   n. kava dermopathy, flaking of the skin resulting from heavy consumption of kava.

mweli   n. rocky area.

mwelimwel   archaic. n. chignon, bun, a kind of hair-do worn by women in which the hair is tied in knots at the nape of the neck or lower; also worn by men in early times.

mwelung   adj. satiated, having had one’s fill of sex with men (of a woman).

mwelungda   vi. to desire sexual gratification, said of a woman.

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

mwell   n. a sp. of Nudibranch.

mweltehmwahu   n. a cloth or rug used for wiping one's feet.

mweltehpwel   n. footwear.

mwemmwan   vi. to bulge, of something covered, the shape of which is discernible.

mwehmwe₁   n. yam that develops on the vine, not edible; small thing or object.

mwehmwe₂   n. dirt; bad or stinking smell.

mwemweit   vi. to visit; to take a walk. mwamwaitih, vt. cf. [meing] luwahreureu.

mwenei   vi. to jiggle up and down, as of the fat on a fat person.

mwenge   1. vi. to eat. 2. n. food.

mwengehn menseng   1. vi. to eat breakfast. 2. n. breakfast. cf. [meing] kapwarsou, kemenseng.

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

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

mwengehnpwong   1. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. a late night snack of this kind. cf. [meing] ihenpwong, ihanpwong.

mwengin   vi. to whisper.

mwenginingin   vi. to whisper. mwenginih, vt. cf. [meing] loitik, perehn mweluhlu.

mwengintik   n. side platform of a nahs; house of prayer.

mwengoungou   adj. appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.

mwengki   1. n. monkey, ape. 2. adj. silly, given to monkeying around. [Eng.]

mwengloal   1. n. a discreet whisper; purring sound. 2. vi. to whisper discreetly; to purr. 2. I mwengloal. I whispered. 2. Liho mwengloal, ahpw sohte me rong. The woman whispered, but no one heard her.

mwer₁, also mweir.   adj. loose, as of a knot or lashing.

mwer₂   vi. to have fallen in quantity, as of rain or fruit.

mwer₃   n. behavior, deception.

mwerek   adj. slack, as of a rope; wrinkled.

mwerekirek   adj. wrinkled.

mwerehrehnpwil   vi. to be mature, of breadfruit. Mahio mwerehrehnpwilier. The breadfruit is already mature.

mweruwo   1. adj. deceptive, deceitful. 2. n. deceptiveness, deceitfulness. 1. Aramaso me mweruwo. The person is deceptive. 2. Ahmw mweruwo pahn kihienguhk kahpwal. Your deceptiveness will get you into trouble.

mwerkao   n. forgery.

mwerkau   1. n. malice. 2. adj. malicious. 1. Liho esehda ah mwerkau. That lady discovered his malice. 2. E me mwerkau. He is malicious.

mwersuwed, also mworsuwed.   1. adj. dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;. 2. n. dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior. mwersuwedih, vt.

mwersuwedih   vt. to cheat, to deceive. mwersuwed, mworsuwed, adj.

mwesei, also mweseisei.   1. vi. to make noise. 2. n. a disturbance caused by noise.

mweseisei   vi. see mwesei.

mweseu   adj. lusty.

mwesel   vi. to leave, to depart. cf. [meing] ketda.

mwesen ntahkereker, also ntahkereker.   1. n. dysentery, with blood in the stool. 2. vi. to have dysentery.

mwesenloang   n. maggot.

mwesot, also mwaso.   n. an eel, commonly found in mangrove swamps.

mwehdi   n. caterpillar.

mwedik   n. (3sg. mwedike) trickery, chicanery.

mwet   vi. neut. to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding. mwatih, vt.

mweteh   n3s. shade, shadow. cf. [meing] iollap.

mweteu   vi. to hang down.

mwetik   n. menses; flux.

mwetida   vi. to be in heat, to be ready for breeding, of female dogs and pigs.

mwetiwel, also mwetuwel.   1. n. clearing, garden, plantation, farm. 2. vi. to clear land, to garden, to farm. see mwaht.

mwetuwel   n. see mwetiwel.

mwetpwel   1. vi. to remove all ground cover, leaving only the soil. 2. n. bare ground. 1. Ah mwetwelin uhto mwetpwel. The ground cover in the banana patch has been removed. 2. Nan uht ko mwetpwel. There is bare ground around the bananas.

mwetpwur   adj. ill-prepared to honor a visitor with a feast.

mwih   n. name of the digraph mw, the eleventh letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /mw/, a labialized and velarized bilabial nasal.

mwiekehk   adj. disarranged, disordered, dirty in appeaarance.

mwilikih, also mwelekih.   vt. to suspect.

mwir, also mwur₂.   1. n. a kind of magic to delay an action. 2. vi. to perform this kind of magic. mwirih, vt.

mwirih, also mwurih.   vt. to cast a magic spell on, to do magic on. Ohlo mwirihirail. The man cast a spell on them. mwir, vi.

mwirilik, also mwurilik.   1. n. a death feast, given at the burial. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. mwirilikih, vt.

mwirimwir, also mwurumwur.   archaic. n. farewell.

mwidihlihk   n. (3sg. mwidihlihki) kidney.

mwo   dem. pr. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.

mwoh   vi. to moo, of a cow.

mwou   adj. bruised; abused.

mwoumwou   vi. to douche. mwaur, vt.

mwohkan   dem. pr. those, away from you and me.

mwokuhku   1. meing. vi. to whisper. 2. adj. quiet, of a person. cf. mwenginingin, nennen.

mwokuhr   1. n. rotten fruit. 2. adj. rotten, of fruit.

mwolen kopwung lapalap   n. high court, supreme court.

mwoluhlu   meing. vi. to whisper.

mwolung, also mwoalung.   adj. lusty, said of a woman. mwolungih, vt.

mwoluhpei   meing. vi. to be blinded by harsh, dazzling light. cf. mahl.

mwoluhdingiding   meing. vi. to be soaked. cf. wisekesek.

mwohmw   n. (3sg. mwomwe) appearance, shape; kind, sort, type, nature. Ia mwomwen ohlo? What does that man look like? Ih mwomwen aht tiahk. It's the nature of our culture.

mwomwala   vi. to be exhausted, of a supply; to be extinct; to be annihilated.

mwomwalap   adj. impolite.

mwomwalis, also mwompwon.   n. fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.

mwomwadahn kosonned   n. bill, proposal, in legislative proceedings.

mwomwawas   adj. impertinent, rude.

mwomwenli   adj. effeminate.

mwomwehda   vt. to pretend; to imitate; to intend.

mwomwitik   adj. shy; embarrassed, usually said of girls.

mwomwohd   n. session, assembly.

mwomwohd pohn takai mei   vi. to subsist well on an atoll.

mwomwohdiso   n. congregation, parish; a gathering in the presence of a Nahnmwarki.

mwomwohdmwahl   vi. to be idle.

mwomwmei   n. fish sp., Pacific longnose parrotfish, Hipposcarus longiceps.

mwomwpeleng   n. dried fish.

mwompwon, also mwomwalis.   n. fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.

mwomwsang   vi. to be annihilated or destroyed.

mwomwdahr   1. n. feast for the first catch of a spawning season. 2. vi. to offer this feast. 1. Mwomwdahr me wiawi ni tehnpas pwe mie me laid. It was a spawning season feast because someone caught a spawning fish. 2. Irail mwomwdahr. They are having a spawning season feast.

mwohn limpoak   slang. n. sweetheart, first love, either chronologically or in rank. Ei mwohn limpoak me suwanawan. My sweetheart is extremely attractive.

mwohn pahr   1. n. feast for the first turtle caught on a fishing trip. 2. vi. to perform this feast. 1. Mwohn pahr ieu met. This is a feast for the first turtle caught on the fishing trip.

mwohn wahr   n. bow₁ of a canoe.

mwohnawar   1. n. paddler who sits in the bow₁ of a canoe. 2. vi. to paddle from the bow of a canoe.

mwohneki   vt. to prefer.

mwohni   n. money. [Eng.]

mwohni takai   n. coin.

mwohniki   vt. to consider most important.

mwohnmei   n. the first breadfruit harvested, which are taken to a chief.

Mwohnsamwohl   n. worship of the sea, with an emphasis on living organisms.

Mwohnsapw   n. lord, chief of the highest order.

Mwohnsapwala   vi. to become a Nahnmwarki. Ohlo Mwohnsapwala. That man became a Nahnmwarki.

mwohndi   vi. to sit down. cf. [meing] ketdi, keipwekidi.

mwongoungou, also mwengoungou.   adj. appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.

mwopw   1. vi. to be out of breath, to be unable to catch one's breath; to be shut off from a source of air. 2. n. asthma.

mwopwula   vi. to suffocate.

mworourou   adj. fat, stout, obese.

mworopw, also mwoaroapw.   n. Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.

mworopwinsed   n. tree sp., Heritiera littoralis.

mworuhru   meing. adj. gluttonous, given to eating too much. cf. engidek.

mworsuwed, also mwersuwed.   1. adj. dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked. 2. n. dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior. mwersuwedih, vt.

mworsuwedih, also mwersuwedih.   vt. to cheat, to deceive.

mwohso   1. n. appendicitis. 2. vi. to have appendicitis. [Jap. mōchō]

mwosod, also mwasod.   1. adj. rotten, of wood. 2. meing. n. urine.

mwohd   vi. to sit. mwohdang, vt. cf. [meing] roasailap.

mwohdang, also mwohdehng.   vt. to sit in on, as a meeting; to observe. mwohd, vi.

mwohdenpal   vi. to serve as a tacit expert during the construction of a house or a canoe.

mwohdenpwong   vi. to remain awake all night, as at a wake. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhn iollap.

mwohdehng, also mwohdang.   vt. to sit in on, as a meeting; to observe. mwohd, vi.

mwohdeteng   adj. durable in drinking kava, able to outlast all others.

mwohdipwisou   1. vi. to offer first fruits, of produce not traditionally important on Pohnpei, such as vegetables, taro, bananas, etc. 2. n. such a first fruits offering. 1. Se mwohdipwisou aio. We made our first fruits offering yesterday. 2. Mwohdipwisou me ke wia? Was it a first fruits offering that you did?

mwodol, also mwudul.   1. n. a piece; an object. 2. num. cl. used in counting small, rounded objects. 2. kisin kehp riamwodol two pieces of yam.

mwotou   vi. to be suspended, to be dangling, to be hanging. kamwataur, vt.

mwotomwot   adj. short.

mwotkoloi   adj. very short.

mwowe₁   prep. n. ahead of, in front of, before (him, her, or it).

mwowe₂   vt. to offer as a first fruit.

mwoweh   vt. to precede, to head, to lead; to prefix. Mwareho mwoweh edeho. His title precedes his name.

mwowihdi   vi. to be swamped, of canoes and boats.

Mwoakilloa, also Mokil.   n. an atoll located east of Pohnpei, within Pohnpei State.

Mwoakot   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

mwoahl₁   meing. n. (3sg. mwoale) sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place, sitting place. cf. [meing] marekileng.

mwoalekek, also mwulekek.   n. peace.

mwoalehlap   meing. n. the platform upon which the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken sit in a nahs.

mwoalehle   1. vt. to be anointed; to be covered with oil;. 2. adj. shiny; oily.

mwoalen kopwung   n. courtroom, courthouse.

mwoalen kopwung lapalap   n. supreme court; high court.

mwoalen kopwungen wehi   n. local court; municipal court.

mwoalepeidi   meing. vi. to lie down. cf. wendi.

mwoalehda   meing. vt. to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing.

mwoalehdi   meing. vi. to sit, to occupy the place of authority in a nahs; to sit on a throne. cf. mwohdang.

mwoaloal   n. dent, depression.

mwoaloaldi   vi. to be dented; to squat down in the water.

mwoaluhluhn iollap   meing. n. to be in the state of holding a vigil for the death of a Nahnmwarki. cf. mwohdenpwong.

mwoaluhluhnpwong   meing. n. the act of sleeping on something, such as a problem. cf. loasenpwong.

mwoalung, also mwolung.   adj. lusty, said of woman.

mwoaluhpei   meing. vi. to warm up at a fire.

mwoalus   n. cinder, ember, charcoal, coal of a fire.

mwoaltehmwahuih   meing. vt. to wear footwear. Mwohnsapw mwoaltehmwahwi suht. Mwohnsapw is wearing shoes. mwoaltehmwahu, vi. cf. suhtih, sohrih.

mwoaltehnpwel   meing. n. a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug. cf. likoun irine.

mwoanipil   1. n. the act of peeping at nude people who are bathing. 2. vi. to peep at nude people who are bathing. mwoanipilih, vt.

mwoanipilih   vt. see mwoanipil.

mwoanok   vt. to peep at.

mwoaroidi   vi. to submerge oneself in deep water for the purpose of hiding; to calm down.

mwoarok en sakau   n. residue at the bottom of a cup of kava.

mwoarong, also mwoaroang.   1. vi. to be noisy. 2. n. crowd noise.

mwoarosala   vi. to lose one's will to succeed, to lose all hope.

mwoaroang   1. vi. to be noisy. 2. n. crowd noise.

mwoaroangoaroang   adj. noisy.

mwoaroapw, also mworopw.   n. Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.

mwoarus   adj. depressed, lethargic, listless. Serepeino inenen mwoarus. That girl is really depressed.

mwoarusala   vi. to become depressed. Ohlo mwoarusala. That man became depressed.

mwoasoangidi   vi. to be decayed, of wood.

mwoasoahngot   adj. decayed, of wood; termite ridden.

mwoator   1. adj. paralytic. 2. n. paralysis.

mwoatorala   vi. to wilt, to lose muscular control.

mwoahtoaht   vi. to lose one's initiative to act.

mwukumwuk   vi. to rinse one's mouth, to gargle.

mwul   n. thread, fine fiber.

mwulekek, also mwoalekek.   n. peace.

mwulepene   vt. to twist or wind₁ together.

mwuledek   1. n. excessive amount. 2. adv. exceedingly, excessively.

mwuhmwu   1. n. muumuu, an ankle length dress. 2. vi. to wear a muumuu. [Eng.< Haw.]

mwuhn   n. fish sp., squirrelfish, Myripristis adustus.

mwunseik   n. fish sp., rainbow runner, Elagatis bipinnulatus; normally found in lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef. [Mok. mwinjeik]

mwur₁   adv. a little; a bit, kind of. I mwur soumwahuda aio. I became a little sick yesterday.

mwuhr   n. later.

mwuri   prep. n. after, behind (him, her, or it).

mwurilik, also mwirilik.   1. n. a death feast, given at the burial. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. mwurilikih, vt.

mwurilikih, also mwirilikih.   vt. see mwurilik.

mwurinwar   1. n. paddler who sits in the stern of a canoe. 2. vi. to paddle from the stern of a canoe.

mwuroi   n. bird sp., Micronesian pigeon, Ducula oceanica.

mwurumwur, also mwirimwir.   archaic. n. farewell.

mwus   vi. to move as a group. Re pwonte mwusdo oh audehla sehr ko. They moved here as a group and filled the chairs. Koaros mwusieila. They all went out in a group. mwusir, vt.

mwusikek   vi. to initiate movement of the whole body, as when one starts to rise, walk, run, etc.

mwusiko   n. marching band. [Jap.]

mwusing   1. n. pool of money, the combined wagers of betters. 2. vi. to create a pool of money. [Jap. mushin]

mwusir   vt. to move as a group. E mwusir tohn kousapw en kasamwo mwohnsapw. He moved the villagers into a group to welcome Mwohnsapw. mwus, vi.

mwusihrer   vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. cf. [meing] mwekihkieng.

mwusumwus, also mwutumwut.   n. a swarm of animate beings, group. I kilangada mwusumwus en longalap. I saw a swarm of honeybees.

mwudan   vt. to squeeze, to compress. mwudanpene to squeeze together.

Mwudok   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

mwudul, also mwodol.   1. n. a piece; object. 2. num. cl. used in counting small, rounded objects. 2. kisin kehp riemwodol two small round yams.

mwut₁   adj. pulverized, crushed, mashed.

mwut₂   num. cl. used in counting heaps or piles. mwutin dihpw pahmwut four piles of grass.

mwute   vt. to smash. E mwute pihruo. He smashed the beer bottle.

mwuterek   adj. soft.

mwutinieng   n. gust of wind; storm, gale.

mwutumwut, also mwusumwus.   n. a swarm of animate beings, group. mwutumwut en loahng swarm of flies mwutumwut en aramas group of people.

mpwa   n. hermit crab.

mpwakang   n. something that tastes bad, but is neverthless edible.

mpwe   n. curve, bend.

mpwei   n. ball; stomach; sphere.

mpwein kent   n. bladder.

mpwein tenek   n. the spongy substance found in a sprouting coconut in its early stage of development.

mpwek   n. bud of a flower.

mpwekin ripwiripw   n. fish sp.

mpwel₁   n. blister, from sunburn.

mpwel₂   vi. of a traditional earth oven (uhmw), to be at the stage where the food has been placed in it and has been covered with leaves.

mpwel₃   n. a variety of palm.

mpwel₄   n. female pig before it is bred.

mpwel₅   n. sp. of crab.

mpwelehdi   vi. to unexpectedly converge upon a place, of a large number of people.

mpwer   n. twins; also used to refer to multiple births, e.g. mpwer silimen, triplets.

mpwer-   vi. to come or go in pairs. Ira mpwerlongodo nan wenihmwo. They came in the door together (as a pair).

mpweren wiasu   n. a twin of the opposite sex.

mpwet   1. vi. to blister. 2. n. blister.

mpwi   1. adj. leaky, as of a roof. 2. n. drop.

mpwokos   adj. humpback.

mpwos   n. boil₁, swelling, infection.

mpwosada   vi. to swell; to rise, as of bread.

mpwoampw   n. rise, low hill; heap; humpback.

mpwul   1. n. (3sg. mpwule) flame. 2. vi. to burn with a flame, to blaze.

mpwulapwul   1. adj. pink. 2. n. pink.

mpwulda, also lulda.   adj. ablaze.

mpwun   n. barnacle.

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