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Updated: 9/22/2017       

Pohnpeian-English

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-o   dem. mod. that, away from you and me. pwihko that pig away from you and me.

oh₁   n. name of the letter o, the fourth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /o/, a mid back rounded vowel.

oh₂   conj. and. Wein U oh Nett tikitiksang wein Madolenihmw. The municipalities of U and Nett are smaller than the municipality of Madolenihmw.

oh₃   n. (3sg. owe) sprout of a yam.

oh₄   interj. Oh!

oh₅   archaic. n. rope, string, vine, as a yam vine. Ohn kehp kin kehndouda. A yam vine usually grows on something.

oh tier   interj. Oh dear!, Oh my! [Eng.]

ohi   interj. an informal, disrespectful response employed when one is being called, meaning yes or I hear you.

ohiendang   vi. to cheer, as in an athletic competition. [Jap. ōendan] ohiendangih, vt.

ohiendangih   vt. to cheer someone on, as in an athletic competition. I ohiendangih aht pwihno. I cheered on our team.

oio, also ohio.   n. reef, deep below the surface, but visible.

ohio   n. see oio.

ou   1. n. a type of net fishing done by setting a net at high tide across a place in the reef where fish exit a body of water (employed principally in Sokehs and Nett). 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.

Ou   n. a title.

Ou Ririn   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

ouiak   1. n. a method of fishing which involves waiting in a mangrove swamp for fish to come in on a rising tide. 2. vi. to fish in this manner. 1. Ansou en ouiak ni ididohn uh. The time to do ouiak fishing is at a rising tide.

ouiou   vi. to wait. awih, vt.

oukan   vt. to start a fire, to kindle. I pahn oukanda kisiniei. I will start a fire.

oukanehu   interj. Are you kidding?

oulaid   1. n. feast for returning fishermen. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

oulaud, also aulaud.   adj. boastful, loud mouthed, boisterous, given to exaggeration. Ke me oulaud. You are loud-mouthed.

oumai   1. n. a type of fishing, done by constructing at low tide two or three v-shaped long walls, about two feet high, built of coral or stone; fish become trapped when they try to exit at low tide; a fish weir. 2. vi. to trap fish in this manner.

oumw   num. one. see umw₂.

oun, also aun.   num. six. see ehd₁.

oun enipoas   n. a yam cultivar.

Oun Mwoluhsei   n. the name of a male shark that helps guard the path to Kahnihmweiso, the legendar city beneath the sea.

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

Oun Sapawas   n. a title.

ounsouna, also kiewek en koakonehp.   n. a yam cultivar.

Oundol   n. a title.

oundol en liwi   n. a yam cultivar.

oundol en nahpik   n. a yam cultivar.

Oundol en Ririn   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

ounwel   n. a yam cultivar.

ouras   vi. to be tied, in the game peisihr. Ira ouras. They are tied.

ouremei   vi. to use a kava stone for the first time.

ourior   n. duty, obligation.

ourlap   vi. to start; to move.

ouse   n. net fishing, using a long net set across a sandy area or inlet on the barrier reef.

oudau   1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net across a channel. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.

oudek   n. punishment; destruction at the order of a chief.

oudmihl   n. oatmeal. [Eng.]

ouwang   vt. to carry on one's back. Lahpo ouwang serio. That guy carried the child on his back.

ok   vi. to start or to burn, of a fire; to burn, of a light; to be ignited; to be started, as of an engine; to be on, as a light.

okanda   vt. to kindle, to cause a fire to flare up; to provoke, to excite.

okasi   n. candy. [Jap. okashi]

oke₁   vi. to burn, to make glare.

oke₂   meing. vt. to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit. cf. dukieng.

okei   interj. okay. [Eng.]

okehng   vt. to obey, to submit to; to approve, to confirm.

ohkihla   vt. to be injured by or with, to be broken by. E ohkihla lehten kesik. He was injured by a bullet.

oko, also ko.   dem. mod. those, away from you and me.

okoi   interj. an interjection expressing surprise at something negative or unpleasant.

okoteme, also mehkot, ekot.   pron. thing, something, anything (singular). Wahdo okoteme. Bring something.

Oklaohma   n. Oklahoma. [Eng.]

ohl   n. man, male.

ohl kamwohd   n. bridegroom.

ohla   1. vi. to be broken, ruined, destroyed, spoiled, injured. 2. n. ruin, damage, wound, injury.

Olapahd   n. the trickster god of the Central Carolines.

olenei   archaic. n. good man.

Olepel   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

ohlet   vi. to halt, to stop; to hold, in a card game. [Eng. halt]

oliol   n. a vine sp.

olip   Biblical. n. olive. [Eng.]

Oloiso   meing. n. royal, royalty, derived from soupeidi literally south wind clan; holders of the first twelve titles in the Nahnmwarki line.

olopwoud   archaic. n. a post located in the center of the ground level of a feasthouse.

Olosihpa   n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol.

Olosohpa   n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol. He became the first leader of Pohnpei and founded the Saudeleur dynasty.

olohdi   n. widower.

ohlsehl   n. wholesale store. [Eng.]

omled   n. omlet. [Eng.]

ommido   vi. to be out of bounds, in a game; to be disqualified. [Jap. omitto : throw (someone) out of a game< Eng. omit]

omp, also emp₂.   n. vine sp., Ipomoea littoralis, the leaves of which are used in medicine and for magic.

ompen lehdau   n. plant sp., Ipomoea violacea.

omw, also ahmw₂.   poss. cl. your, singular. see ah₁.

ohmw   n. home plate, in baseball. [Jap. hōmu < Eng.]

omwi   meing. poss. cl. your, yours, singular. cf. ahmw₁.

omwiomw, also emwiemw.   vi. to wash one's hands. amwin, vt.

omwinwel, also ahmw₁, liahmw.   n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.

omwirek, also emwirek.   adj. crumpled, wrinkled. amwer, vt.

omwut   num. one. see mwut₂.

ompwu   vi. of a person, to be carried on another's back. [Jap. onbu] ompwuih, vt.

ompwuih   vt. to carry a person on one's back. [ompwu <Jap. onbu] ompwu, vi.

ohmwrang   1. n. home run. 2. vi. to hit a home run. [Jap. hōmuran < Eng.]

ohn   adj. hung over.

ohn sakau   adj. hung over from kava or alcohol.

ohn kehp, also uhn kehp.   n. vine of a yam, used medicinally.

ohn pweirek   meing. n. string or rope for a water container (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe. cf. selin isek.

ohn sakau   adj. hung over from kava or alcohol.

one   vt. to mend or repair, used principally with native objects. onohn, vi.

onepek   n. peace, tranquility, good feelings.

onohn   vi. to be mended or repaired, used principally with native objects. one, vt.

Onohnleng   n. a region of southwest Pohnpei in pre-Nahnmwarki times; also called Wene.

Ononmwoakot   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

onop   1. vi. to prepare; to study. 2. n. preparation; studying.

onopada   vt. to prepare, to get ready.

onopen kakehlail   n. preparation for confirmation in the Catholic church.

ohnoapwoat   n. yam plant, often grown in competition with others, in which only one vine is allowed to grow.

ohnta   n. a woody vine, Mucuna ponapeana.

ohntile   n3s. attached handle, as of a basket, suitcase, lamp, etc.

ohntipw   n. see ohntipw en sapwasapw.

ohntipw en sapwasapw, also ohntipw.   n. a yam that grows from a broken tuber.

ong   prep. to, toward, in relation to, for.

ohpalawasa, also ohpada.   meing. vi. to wake up. cf. pirida.

opampap   adj. humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.

ohpada, also ohpalawasa.   meing. vi. to wake up. cf. pirida.

Opadaia   Biblical. n. Obadiah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

ohperdaim   n. overtime. [Eng.]

ohpis   n. office, government. [Eng.]

opohn   n. harpoon; metal spear tip. [Eng.]

opohp, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, lukielel, soulik en lukuwal.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

ohpweisou   1. meing. n. hat. 2. vi. to wear a hat. cf. lisoarop.

ohpwet   n. a yam cultivar.

ohpwet en pohnpei   n. a yam cultivar.

ohpwet en salapwuk   n. a yam cultivar.

ohpwet en wai   n. a yam cultivar.

opwin₁   vt. to wash one's face. epwinek, vi.

opwin₂, also apwin₂.   n. the post forming the threshold at the entrance of a feasthouse.

opwong₁   num. one. see pwong.

opwong₂   n. carrying tray. [Jap. obon]

opwuloi   num. one. see pwuloi.

opwudenkod, also upwudenkod.   meing. n3s. clitoris. cf. tohl.

opwudenleng   n. a breadfruit cultivar.

Orekon   n. Oregon. [Eng.]

orens   n. orange (the fruit) Citrus sinensis and bitter orange, Citrus aurantium. [Eng.]

Oroluk, also Uruluk.   n. a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.

orked   n. orchid (generic). [Eng.]

os   vi. to sprout, to grow.

ohs₁   interj. Don't bother me! Please don't! Stay away!

ohs₂   n. hose. [Eng.]

ohsang   vi. to be destroyed; to be wiped out.

osada   1. n. the first growth stage of a yam, when the tuber sprouts appear and begin to grow, in December through April. 2. vi. to grow. 1. Osada kin wiawi mwohn kehndou. The first growth stage takes place before the yam vine is given a rope to grow on. 2. Kehpo osada. The yam grew.

ose   1. n3s. new shoot or sprout of a tuber; spur of a rooster. 2. vt. to pierce.

Oseia   Biblical. n. Hosea, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

osen likendinikep   n. Achyranthes aspera, used to treat the sting of a stonefish, Achyranthes bidentata, and Cyathula prostrata.

osen pahr   n. new shoot from a sprouting coconut.

osepwel   vi. to be newly sprouting, of yams. Kehpin pahn mahio osepwel. The yam under the breadfruit tree is sprouting.

osime   n. diaper. [Jap. oshime]

osihre   n. locker, cabinet. [Jap. oshiire]

osiroi   n. baby powder. [Jap. oshiroi]

osop   num. one. see sop₂.

osu   num. one. see su.

osdia   n. host, the bread of the Eucharist. [Spa. hostia]

ohd, also oda, wehd, sepwikin.   n. taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.

oda   n. see ohd.

ohdai   n. bandage, gauze. [Jap. ōdai]

ohdek₁   vi. to contribute everything available upon the death of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, to lay waste to the land upon such an occasion.

ohdek₂, also palahi.   archaic. n. sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato.

oden katau   n. a taro cultivar.

oden kepinne   n. a taro cultivar.

oden mwekil   n. a wild taro sp., considered to be poisonous.

oden dawahk   n. a taro cultivar.

odenei   n. a taro cultivar.

odepe   n. a taro cultivar.

ohdou   meing. n. basket, purse, handbag. cf. kopwou.

odopai   n. scooter, motorcycle. [Jap. ōtobai < Eng. auto bicycle]

odun   num. one. see dun.

oht   archaic. n. reef ledge, coral flat adjacent to deep water. I kesik ni ohto. I spearfished at the reef ledge.

ohtehl   n. hotel. [Eng.]

ohtier, also tiher.   interj. Oh dear, oh my gosh! [Eng. Oh dear!]

otoht   adj. of food, appetizing due to the manner in which it is eaten by another.

otumw   num. one. see tumw₁.

Ohwa   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

owannange   n. shot put (the name of the game). [Jap. hōgannage]

mehn owannange   n. shot, the metal ball used in the game of shot put.

owen mwenge, also ewen mwenge.   adj. always hungry, selfish with food.

owen wedei   adj. talkative.

owiou   vi. to be waiting. Re owioupene ni nahso. They are waiting at the feasthouse. awih, vt.

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