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-n₁, also en₁.   construct suffix of; This suffix is written together with the preceding word if that word is one syllable long or ends in a vowel; otherwise, it is written as the separate word en₁. olen Pohnpei man of Pohnpei.

-n₂   aff. derivational suffix, used to form adjectives from nouns, meaning 'having', 'full of', or 'characterized by'. dohl mountain, dolon mountainous; ilok wave, ilokin wavy.

na   interj. o.k., so, well, now.

nah   poss. cl. his, her, its; third person singular form of the dominant classifier.

nahi₁   n. child, any person called child in the Crow kinship terminology.

nahi₂   n. the small stick attached to the end of a breadfruit picking pole, typically made of ketieu₂ or guava; the stick used in a fire trough for starting a fire.

naik   1. n. a type of net fishing, employing a net attached to a curved stick. 2. vi. to fish in this manner. 1. Solahr me ese wiahda naikitik. No one knows how to do naikitik any more.

nain   adj. having many offspring, fertile. Liho me nain. That woman has many offspring.

nainai   n. title of a Nahnmwarki. Nainain Nahnmwarki en Kitti Soukise. The title of the Nahnmwarki of Kitti is Soukise.

nainiki   vt. to own, to have, used with nouns occurring with the classifier nah. Liho nainiki serepein men oh pwutak riemen. That woman has one daughter and two sons.

nainikihda   vt. to have; to raise or rear. Liho nainikihda serepein silimen. The woman had three daughters.

naip   n. knife, machete. [Eng.]

naipokos   n. pocketknife.

nair, also neirail.   poss. cl. their, plural. see nah.

naisi   n. name of one of the holes in the marble game anaire. [Jap. ?]

nait   poss. cl. our, exclusive. see nah.

naitikihda   vt. to rear, to raise, of a child. Pwopwoudo naitikihda seri tohto. That couple raised many children.

naitikihdi   vt. to give birth. Serepeino naitikihdi seri mwahn men. That girl gave birth to a boy. neitik, vi.

nahu   n. human sperm.

naun   n. noun. [Eng.]

Nauru   n. Nauru.

nahk   n. storeroom, storage area; any woman in one's wife's clan except one that the wife calls mother.

nahken pohnsewe sek   n. checking account. Mie noumw nahken pohnsewe sek? Do you have a checking account?

nahken sent   n. savings account. Mie noumw nahken sent? Do you have a savings account?

Nahlaimw   n. the second ranking title in the Nahnken line, formerly the highest priestly title.

Nahlapenlohd   n. a reef island off the southern coast of Madolenihmw, where forces from Kitti and Madolenihmw engaged in a major battle in 1850.

Nahleo   n. title of the wife of a Nahnawa.

Nahlepenien   n. son of Isokelekel, the first Nahnken of Madolenihmw and later the first Nahnmwarki of U.

nahliam   n. fish sp., barracuda.

Nahliam   n. a title that originated from the name of one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.

Nahlik   n. a title.

Nahlik Lapalap   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

nahlik lapalap   n. a yam cultivar.

nahlikiei   n. a yam cultivar.

Nahlikiei   n. title of the wife of Nahlik.

Nahlikiei Lapalap   n. title of the wife of a Nahlik Lapalap.

Nahlikiroun Pohn Dake   n. title of the wife of a Kiroun Pohn Dake.

nahlingopwngopw   adj. voracious in eating.

nahlipwuloiloi   n. a sp. of salt water eel with a slender body and black and white stripes, found in waters with a sandy bottom.

Nahlisahu Ririn   n. title of the wife of a Nahnsahu Ririn.

nahluhk₁   n. spider sp.

Nahluhk₂   n. a title.

Nahluhkpein   n. title of the wife of Nahluhk₁.

nam   slang. vt. to eat, to taste, used derogatorily. neminem, vi.

namaiki   adj. impudent, conceited. [Jap. namaiki]

namanam   n. taste.

namari   n. lead₁ (the metal). [Jap. namari]

Nahmadau   n. a title.

Nahmadau en Pehleng   n. a section chief of Pehleng who, prior to the Kitti unification wars, ruled the area as a soverign territory.

Nahmadaun Idehd   n. a title in the Nahnken line.

Nahmadoun Oare   n. a title.

namenek   adj. bashful, embarrassed, ashamed. cf. [meing] liroaridi.

nampil   adj. bland, tasteless, watery.

namtikih   meing. vt. to taste.

nahmw, also nehnamw.   n. deep water area between the barrier reef and the fringing reef, lagoon.

namwanamw   archaic. n. atoll, low island. Mehn namwanamw kei men. Those people are from atolls.

namweirak, also namweirek.   1. meing. adj. tranquil. 2. meing. n. tranquility. 1. Saikinte mwehi namweirak Sokehs. There has not yet been any tranquil period in Sokehs. 2. Wehi me sapwellimaniki sohpeidi mwahu kin sapwillimaniki namweirak. A chiefdom that has a good traditional chief experiences tranquility. cf. nsenamwahu.

namweirek   meing. adj. see namweirak.

namwen kasohr, also nemwen kasohr.   1. meing. adj. compassionate; merciful. 2. n. compassion.

namwpwel   n. sea grass beds.

nan   prep. in. Kilelo mi nan kapango. The picture is in that suitcase.

nahn₂   n. pus.

nahn₃   interj. behold! Nahn! Iei Ih sapwillimen Koht. Behold! He is the son of God.

nahn₄   sent. adv. actually. Se sohte pwek ohlo ni kamadipw, ahpw nahn e sohpeidi. We didn't call out his title at the feast, but he actually has a chiefly title. Nahn kowe me wia. Actually you are the one who did it.

nahn₅   archaic. n. spirit.

nan imwalap   n. the domestic environment. Nan imwalap kin kasalehda mwahuen lien nan imwalap. The domestic environment indicates the quality of a housewife.

nan imwalap mwahu   n. good housewife.

nan kapehd opampap, also opampap.   Biblical. adv. humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.

nan kapehd mwakelekel   adj. pure in heart.

nan kepinpil, also kepinpil.   n. estuary, mouth of a river. Irail seikan ni arail laid nan kepinpilo. They caught a lot of fish when they went fishing at the estuary.

Nahn Kirou   n. a title.

Nahn Kirou Ririn   n. a title.

Nahn Kiroun Pohn Dake   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nan Madol   n. a group of ninety-two man-made islets off the coast of Madolenihmw that once served as a political and religious center during the reign of the Saudeleur.

Nan Mwoluhsei   n. a seawall at Nan Madol adjacent to the entrance to Kahnihmweiso.

Nahn Pohnpei   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

Nan Wouniap   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

nahna   n. mountain.

Nahnapas   n. a title, in the Nahnken line, formerly of the second highest priest.

Nahnapasepei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnapas.

nahnapwoud   adj. affectionate. Liho me nahnahpwoud. That woman is affectionate.

nahnapwoudki   vt. to treasure, to cherish.

Nahnado   n. title of the wife of a Noahs.

Nahnawa   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnawa Iso   n. a title.

Nahnesen   n. Isokelekel's chief lieutenant; an honorary title.

nanedi   n3s. chest, bosom.

Nahniau   n. a title.

naniak   n. mangrove swamp. see ahk₁.

nahnie   n. name of a portion of a kava plant. When a large kava plant is split up so that it can be carried to a kamadipw, it is divided into three parts with the branches still intact. The first to be severed is called nahnie, the second nahnpe, and the third rohsapal.

Nahniek   n. a clan.

naniepw   n. a rahmwanger cultivar of kava.

nahnioarelpe   meing. vt. to scold. cf. lupwoare.

Nanipil   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett; the name of a river in Nett.

nanihr   n. border, boundary, frontier; perineum (the area between the anus and the scrotum or vulva).

nahnihrpene   n. an area of land near a boundary.

nanisol   n. season of scarcity, when yams and breadfruit are not bearing.

Nahnisohnsapw   n. the principal god of the Saudeleur; the honored spirit of the land, said to be embodied in an eel known as Nahn Samohl.

Nahnisopahu   n. the ancestral god of the Dipwinwai clan.

Nahnihd   n. a title.

Nahnihd Lapalap   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnihdipei   n. title of the wife of Nahnihd.

Nahnidipei Lapalap   n. title of the wife of a Nahnihd Lapalap.

Nahnolosomw   n. a major Pohnpeian deity with special jurisdiction over the construction of all dwellings and feasthouses. Soupal akan kin koudokieng Nahnolomw pwehn sewese arail doadoahk en kouihmw. The expert house builders worshipped Nahnolosom so that he would help them in their construction activities.

nahnuku, also nahnku.   meing. n. a food basket made from a palm frond. cf. kiam.

Nahnullap   n. a major Pohnpeian deity who governed the sea. Mehn Pohnpei kin pwungih Nahnullap pwehki ih me manaman nan doadoahk en paliesed. Pohnpeians used to worship Nahnullap for he holds the power over sea activities.

Nahnusuhnsapw   n. turtle worship, representing the merger of Pwonginsapw and Mwohnsamwohl during the reign of the Saudeleurs, associated with Olosohpa and Olosihpa, practiced at Nan Madol.

nankapehd   n. guts, in the sense of fortitude or the seat of the emotions.

nankapehdmedek   n. stomach ache.

nankapi   n3s. bottom, lower part, referring to the inside of an object.

Nahnkar   n. title of the wife of a Mwarekehtik.

Nankawad   n. the homeland of the Sounkawad clan in the interior of Nett.

Nahnkei   n. a title.

Nahnken   n. title of the highest chief in one of the two title lines; counselor: hereditary head of the primary ruling clan in the dual system of titles in each of the five districts of Pohnpei.

Nahnkeniei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnken.

nankep   n. inlet.

Nankepin Sapwehrek   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Nankepira   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

nanker pwetepwet   slang. adj. coward.

Nahnkedin Idehd   n. title of the wife of a Nahnmadaun Idehd.

Nahnkedinien   n. title of the wife of Nahlepenien.

nankilmwahu   adj. complacent.

nankisiniei   n. hell.

nankoakonmedek   1. n. arthritis, rheumatism. 2. vi. to have arthritis or rheumatism.

Nankoapwoaremen   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

Nahnku   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

nahnku, also nahnuku.   meing. n. a food basket made from a palm frond. cf. kiam.

Nahnkulaimw, also Nahnkulai.   n. title of the wife of a Nahlaimw.

Nahnkuhpei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnku.

nanlengile   meing. n. incest.

nanlehpwel, also lehpwel.   n. freshwater wetlands where taro can be grown.

nanmall   n. low-lying grasslands, often covered with ferns and scattered shrubs and trees. see mall.

Nanmand   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

nanmas weitahta   adj. bloodshot, of the eyes.

nanmaski   vt. to find attractive.

nanmadau   n. open ocean, the ocean beyond the reef.

Nahnmadaun Pehleng   n. a title.

nanmadola-   prep. n. area between. nanmadolara area between them.

Nanmeir   n. an interior valley on Pohnpei.

nanmesenedi   n3s. chest, breast.

nanmesenli   adj. infatuated with women.

nanmesenwol   adj. infatuated with men.

nahnmwal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

Nahnmwarki   n. rank of the highest chief in one of the two title lines; king: hereditary head of the primary ruling clan in the dual system of titles in each of the five wehi₂ of Pohnpei.

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

nanmwoal₁   meing. vi. to rest. Mwohnsapw pahn nanmwoal nan moatoar. Mwohnsapw will rest on his mat. cf. koammoaldi.

nanmwoaldi, also nanmwoalehdi.     vi. to lie down to rest. Mwohnsapw nanmwoaldier. Mwohnsapw lay down to rest.

nanmwoalehdi   vi. to lie down to rest. Mwohnsapw nanmwoalehdier. Mwohnsapw has already lain down to rest.

nanmwoaldi, also nanmwoalehdi.   vi. to lie down to rest. Mwohnsapw nanmwoaldier. Mwohnsapw lay down to rest.

nannahna   n. an area of dwarf forests located at the top of some mountains. see nahna.

Nahnnep   n. title of the wife of a Wasahi.

nanpahina   n. barrier reef. see pahina.

Nanpahniop   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

nanpahpei   n. the ground floor area in a nahs where the uhmw is located.

nanpar   n. trade wind season.

nanparas   n. pit, formerly the pit in the middle of the main platform of a nahs where a fire was kept burning from which the first of the uhmws were lit.

nanpariso   meing. n. vulva.

nahnpe   n. name of a portion of a kava plant. When a large kava plant is split up so that it can be carried to a kamadipw, it is divided into three parts with the branches still intact. The first to be severed is called nahnie, the second nahnpe, and the third rohsapal.

Nahnpei   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnpei Ririn   n. a title.

Nanpil   n. a river in Nett.

Nahnpweipei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnpei.

nanpwel   n. ground, in the ground.

nanpwung   prep. n. in a location between, in the middle. nanpwungara location between them.

nanras   n. ground level of a feasthouse.

nanrek   n. season of plenty, breadfruit season.

Nanriohk   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Nahnsahu Ririn   n. the third ranking title in the Nahnken line.

Nahnsaumw en Ririn   n. a title.

Nahnsaumw en Wehi   n. a title.

nansaun   n. the area in front of a feasthouse.

nansapw   n. cultivated, settled, or arable land; the place where people reside and cultivate crops.

Nahnsapwe, also Luhk Nahnsapwe.   n. the thunder god.

nahnsapwe   n. thunder.

Nahnsehleng   n. a major Pohnpeian deity whose special domain is canoe building.

nansehpwel   n. a crude feasthouse that has no platforms.

nansed   n. lagoon, ocean, sea.

Nahnsou   n. a title.

Nahnsoused   n. a title.

Nahnsouwei   n. a title.

Nansokasok   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

Nansokole   n. a section of Nett along the Nanpil river that was once a soverign territory,.

Nansowihso   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

nandenge   n3s. groin.

Nantamwaroi   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

Nahnte   n. title of the wife of a Dauk.

nantehlap   meing. adj. love, compassion. cf. limpoak.

nanti   adj. said of one who tries hard.

nantihnsewe   n3s. back.

Nahntu   n. a title.

Nahntuhpei   n. title of the wife of a Nahntu.

nanwahu   n. valley, typically one that is difficult to reach in the nanwel.

nanwerenge   prep. n. middle, center, or midst of (him, her, or it).

nanwehwe   n3s. slit, crack, small opening, empty space, outer space, air space.

nappa   n. Chinese cabbage, Brassica chinensis. [Jap. nappa]

nahrei, also nahri.   n. reef, with many large stones and coral heads protruding above the surface of the water.

nahreider   n. narrator. [Eng. narrator]

nahri, also nahrei.   n. reef, with many large stones or coral heads protruding above the surface of the water.

nahs   n. feasthouse, community meeting house; a place for worship.

nasepwel   n. an informally built feasthouse.

natih   vt. to attempt to gain favor, to bribe.

natihada   vt. to buy.

ne   vi. to be divided, to be distributed. nehk, vt.

neh   n3s. leg. cf. [meing] aluhluwe, aluweluwe, .

nei₁   poss. cl. my. see nah.

nei₂   adj. neat, clean.

neiepwel   n. a child raised by a man who married a woman when she was already pregnant with that child, a stepchild.

neiloal   1. n. pregnancy. 2. vi. to conceive.

neimwel   meing. adj. greedy, acquisitive. neimwele, vt. cf. noahrok.

nein mwenge   adj. gluttonous.

nein pasdohra   n. a dry land taro cultivar.

nein pwohpw   n. a wet land taro cultivar.

neinei   n. to have offspring. Liho neinei serepein. The woman has female offspring.

neineili   n. female birth.

neineiwol   n. male birth.

neipi   vi. to go without underwear. [Eng. navy]

neira   poss. cl. their, dual. see nah.

neirail, also nair.   poss. cl. their, plural. see nah.

neidam   vi. to sail with the outrigger lifted from the water.

neita   poss. cl. our, dual. see nah.

neitail   poss. cl. our, plural. see nah.

neitik   vi. to give birth; to be a parent; to possess, to draw interest, of money. naitikihdi, vt.

neitik en Madolenihmw   n. a phrase referring to a number of incestuous acts on which the polity of the chiefdom of Madolenihmw was founded.

nehu   n. fish sp., a kind of stone fish; scorpion fish.

nek₁   vi. to be finished; to be depleted or out of; to climax or ejaculate. E nek ramen nan sdohwa. The store is out of ramen.

nekla   vt. to be completed, of a task; to be exhausted, of supplies.

neksang   vt. to graduate from.

nek₂   conj. adv. could, alternatively. Ke nek iang laid pwe re pahn anahne aramas. You could join the fishing expedition because they will need people. Ke nek kohdo lakapw. You could alternatively come tomorrow.

nehk   vt. to divide, to distribute. ne, vi.

nekinek   1. vi. to store, to put away; secret. 2. n. something put away in storage. 1. Ah kepwe ko nekinek nan sohkohu. His things are stored in that warehouse. 2. Mie ah nekinek nan ihmwet. He has something stored in this house. nekid, vt.

nekinekidi   Biblical. vi. to be buried.

nekid   vt. to store, to keep. Iawasa kita pahn nekid ata kepwe ka? Where will we store our stuff?

nekidala   vt. to save, keep, store, put away.

nekidedi   vt. to bury, to put in a safe place.

nekla   vt. to be completed, of a task; to be exhausted, of supplies.

neksang   vt. to graduate from.

nektait   n. necktie, tie. [Eng.]

neme   n3s. taste, flavor.

nemilo   vi. to French kiss; literally 'to eat the tongue'.

neminem   1. slang. vi. to eat. 2. n. food. nam, vt.

nempe   n. number. [Eng.]

nempihpi   vi. to engage in cunnilingus.

nemwe   meing. vt. to swallow. cf. kadalle.

nemwen kasohr, also namwen kasohr.   1. meing. adj. compassionate; merciful. 2. n. compassion.

nen   num. ten thousand.

nehn troahli   n. the two wheels and the axle of a Japanese narrow-gauge train. [troahli <Jap. tororī < Eng. trolley]

nehnamw, also nahmw.   n. deep place within the barrier reef, lagoon.

nehne   1. vi. to do division. 2. n. division, in arithmetic; distribution.

nehnepeseng   vi. to be distributed. Mwenge kan pahn nehnepeseng. The food will be distributed.

nenek   1. vi. to commit adultery, to fornicate. 2. n. adultery, fornication. nenekih, vt.

neneke, also nenekih.   vt. to commit adultery, to fornicate.

nenekih   vt. see neneke.

nenekuhnkehlail   n. rape.

nenekuhnkehlailih   vt. to rape.

nehnepeseng   vi. to be distributed. Mwenge kan pahn nehnepeseng. The food will be distributed.

nenne   vi. to sleep, of children.

nennen   adj. quiet, silent.

nennenla   vi. to be quiet.

nengi, also ningi.   n. green onion, Allium fistulosum. [Jap. negi]

Nepahda   n. Nevada. [Eng.]

Nepraska   n. Nebraska. [Eng.]

ner   adj. sensitive, susceptible to stimuli.

neris   n. nurse. [Eng.]

ned   vt. to sniff; to smell.

Net   n. see Nett.

net₁   vi. to buy, sell, or trade, to shop.

netin neminem   n. a apple polisher, one who flatters someone in a position of power.

nehtok   n. an amputee.

Nett, also Net.   n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei; officially spelled Nett in accord with an archaic spelling system in which the letter t was used to represent the phoneme now spelled d and the letters tt were used to represent the phoneme now spelled t.

ni, also nin.   prep. at, to. E kohla ni sidohwaho. He went to the store.

nih₁   n. name of the letter n, the twelfth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /n/, a dental nasal.

nih₂   n. coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, used for skirts posts, oil, rope, spears, thatch, etc.

nih pwetepwet   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing medium-sized pink nuts, characterized by its light green fronds.

ni rir   adv. secretly, privately. E utungada arail mwekido ni rir. He supported their action secretly.

niaul, also aul.   n. slope.

Niahlek   n. the name of a piece of land within Mesenieng where the Spaniards built their colony.

Nialem   n. Friday.

Niare   n. Tuesday.

Niepeng   n. Thursday.

Niesil   n. Wednesday.

Niehd   n. Monday.

niondo   n. bayonet. [Jap. nihontō : Japanese sword]

Nikaunop   n. Saturday.

nihkarat   n. either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihkarattoal or nihkaratweita.

nihkarattoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large numbers of round, dark green nuts.

nihkaratweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing round, reddish-orange nuts.

nihke   1. n. ulcer. 2. vi. to have an ulcer.

nihkengk   n. a coconut palm cultivar.

nihkerehs   n. cigar. [Eng. Negrohead, formerly the name of a brand of tobacco]

nihkes   meing. n. peace.

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

-niki   aff. derivational suffix, used to form transitive verbs from nouns which may then be directly possessed, meaning 'to own' or 'to have'. sahpw land, sapweniki to own (of land).

nihkiro   n. negro, black. [Eng.]

nikparehre   n. a woman who sits by the deceased during a wake and wails with the mourners.

nihl   n. nail, spike. [Eng.]

nillime   meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifier sapwe. cf. sapwe.

nim   vi., vt. to drink. cf. [meing] koautoke.

nime   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for drinkable things. Kihdo mahs nimei uhpwo. Please give me my drinking coconut.

nimenseng, also menseng.   n. morning.

nimpar   1. meing. vi. to whistle. 2. meing. n. whistle. cf. kuwai.

nin, also ni.   prep. at, to.

nihn₁   1. n. tree sp., strangler fig, Ficus tinctoria, used in making cloth; a belt worn by women made of the bark of the nihn₁ tree. 2. meing. n. a garland worn by high title holders. cf. [meing] wairenleng.

nihn₂   meing. adj. sweet. cf. mem.

ninih   meing. vt. to be crowned with, to wear as in wearing head garland.

nihnihrek   meing. n. eyelash. cf. ririn mese.

ninrahn   n. daytime.

ninsihpene   n. evening, at twilight.

ninsoutik, also soutik.   n. sunset, evening.

nindin   n. fuzz on the stalk of sugar cane.

nindin kili   n. goose bumps.

nindoken, also nindokon.   adv. while, at the time of. Nindoken sahpwo ah lapalapake, sohla me kak kohla mwo. While the land was flooding, no one was able to go there. nindoken ehu ansou once upon a time.

nintapi   n. in the beginning. Nintapi re pwungki, ah met re sapwungki. In the beginning they agreed with it; however, now they don't agree with it.

Nintu   n. the area of Mesenieng where a sacred stone shrine was located; these stones were used by the Spaniards to build a wall around the colony, now known as the Spanish Wall.

ningi, also nengi.   n. green onion, Allium fistulosum. [Jap. negi]

ningkapwan, also ngkapwan.   n. a while ago.

nihpwong   n. night time.

nireng   vi. to hit two marbles with one shot. [Jap. niren]

nihrir   n. either of two coconut palm cultivars called nihrirtoal or nihrirweita.

nihrirtoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized dark green nuts.

nihrirweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized reddish-orange nuts.

nihd, also nehd.   vt. to slide into or out of. nihdek, vi.

nihdek   vi. to be slid into or out of. nihd, nehd, vt.

nihdekih   vt. to slide something. nihdek, vi.

nihdwar   vi. to launch a canoe.

nihdwel, also wel₁.   vi. to molt a shell.

nihtahta   n. fish sp.

nihtik   n. either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihtiktoal or nihtikweita.

nihtiktoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small dark green nuts.

nihtikweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small reddish-orange nuts.

nihtoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, dark green nuts.

Nihwe   n. the name of the leader of the Sokehs rebels who rose up against the German colonial officials on October 18, 1910.

nihweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, reddish-orange nuts.

noh   archaic. n. wave, surf.

noumw   poss. cl. your, singular. see nah. cf. [meing] sapwellim, sapwellimahr.

noumwa   poss. cl. your, dual. see nah.

noumwail   poss. cl. your, plural. see nah.

nok   adj. smoothed; creased, as of trousers.

nohk   n. main rib of the stem of a palm frond; any hard straw-like object.

nohken, also nohn.   adv. too, excessively.

nokonok   n. vine sp.

nokonokon   adj. matted, of hair or feathers.

nokodei   slang. adj. extremely skinny. Lahpo me nokodei. That guy is extremely skinny.

nohlik   n. tidal wave, tsunami. Nohlik me lel Sapahn nan 2011 kemehla kidalapen aramas. The tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 killed many people.

Nohlik Lapalap   n. the great flood (in the Bible). Noha wiahda warihmwo mwohn Nohlik Lapalapo. Noah built the ark before the great flood.

nompe   adj. alcoholic, always drunk. [Jap. nonbē]

nohn, also nohken.   adv. too, excessively. Ke dehr nohn doadoahk laud. Don't work too hard.

nohno   n. mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister.

nohno kahlap   n. grandmother, sometimes one's spouse's grandmother.

nonno   1. vi. to snore. 2. n. the act of snoring.

Nopempe   n. November. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Ihr₁.

nohpwei   1. n. feast of tribute, first fruits offering; the first four cups of kava in the kava ceremony. 2. vi. to make a traditional feast of tribute, to make a first fruits offering.

nopwunopw, also sinopwunopw.   adj. fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.

nohd, also noht.   n. musical note. [Eng.]

Nohd Karolaina, also Karolaina Paliepeng.   n. North Carolina. [Eng.]

Nohd Dakohda, also Dakohda Paliepeng.   n. North Dakota. [Eng.]

noht, also nohd.   n. musical note. [Eng.]

noahrok   1. adj. greedy. 2. n. greed. noahroke, vt.

noahroke   vt. to covet, to be greedy for. noahrok, adj.

Noahs   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nuh Amsir   n. New Hampshire. [Eng.]

Nuh Ioahk   n. New York. [Eng.]

nuh kaledohnia   n. a yam cultivar, from New Caledonia. [Eng.]

Nuh Kaledohnia   n. New Caledonia. [Eng.]

Nuh Mekisko, also Nuh Meksiko.   n. New Mexico. [Eng.]

Nuh Meksiko, also Nuh Mekisko.   n. New Mexico. [Eng.]

Nuh Sersi   n. New Jersey. [Eng.]

Nukuwer   n. Nukuoro, a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State.

nur   1. vi. to contract; to flinch, to jerk away; to twitch. 2. adj. said of something that will shrink, as cloth.

nuhs   n. news. [Eng.]

nuhspehpa   n. newspaper. [Jap. nyūsupēpā < Eng.]

nuhd   n. squid, Sepidenthis lessoni.

nna   interj. proceed immediately!; go ahead! Nna pidolong. Go ahead and enter.

nsar   vi. to be trapped in a leg noose. nsere, vt.

nsen   n. (3sg. nsene) will, feelings.

nsehn   vt. to snare with a slip noose; to follow fish with a lighted torch.

nsenamwahu   1. adj. happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable. 2. n. happiness. cf. [meing] udenmwel.

nseniki   adv. willingly, voluntarily; intentionaly.

nsenoh   adj. concerned.

nsenohki   vt. to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in. Ke dehr nsenohki. Don't worry about it.

nsens   n. incense. [Eng.]

nsensuwed   1. adj. sad, sorry. 2. n. sadness. cf. [meing] eimwoalu.

nsere   vt. to trap with a leg noose. nsar, vi.

nsoange   vt. to probe the earth to find yams.

nda   vt. to say. cf. [meing] poahngokih.

ndand   adj. famous, celebrated, renown.

ndape   n. girt, a beam connecting the corner posts of the exterior frame of a building at the roof level.

ndapw   n. hibiscus bark used as a trellis for a yam vine.

ndahda   vi. to admit, to confess; to reveal. see wehkada.

ndil   1. vi. to torch fish. 2. n. torch made of dried coconut palm fronds; a source of light; torch fishing.

ndoh   n. a disgrace.

ndohla   vi. to be disgraceful.

nta   n. (3sg. ntah) blood. cf. [meing] inenmwell, inenromwol.

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

ntahpwilipwil   1. n. a condition that involves bleeding from the vagina, often an early symptom of cancer of the uterus. 2. vi. to have this disease.

nting   vi. to write; to tattoo. ntingih, vt.

nting en peneinei   n. census.

nting pinipin   1. vi. to write in cursive. 2. n. cursive writing.

nting sarawi   archaic. n. a sacred tattoo placed just above the knee on females.

ntingih   vt. to write; to tattoo. nting, vi.

ntingkatu   n. circle.

ntingmwot   n. shorthand.

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