ra re ri ro roa ru
ra num. cl. used in counting branches. rahn tuhke limara five tree branches.
rah n3s. branch; tentacle, as of an octopus.
rahn sakau n. stem of a kava plant.
Raipwinloko n. a Saudeleur remembered as a cannibal.
rais n. rice, Oryza sativa. [Eng.]
rais dol uht 1. n. a dish made by cooking rice with ripe bananas, mashing the mixture, and then adding coconut cream. 2. vi. to cook this dish. 1. Mehn Pohnpei iouki rais dol uht. Pohnpeians like the dish of rice with mashed ripe bananas. 2. Liho pahn rais dol uht. That lady will cook rice with mashed ripe bananas.
raisok n. any ground food wrapped in leaves and cooked in an uhmw. I men kang raisok en mahr. I want to eat wrapped mahr.
raido n. right field, in baseball. [Jap. raito < Eng.]
rauk, also sauk. vi. to fall down, of standing objects.
raun₁ vi. to make the rounds. [Eng.]
raun₂ vi. to walk or drive around; to wander about. [Eng. around]
rausis 1. n. trousers, pants. 2. vi. to wear trousers. [Eng. trousers] rausisih, vt.
rausis en kapwat 1. n. dress pants. 2. vi. to wear dress pants.
rausis mwotomwot 1. n. short pants, shorts. 2. vi. to wear short pants or shorts.
rausis preisis 1. n. bib overalls. 2. vi. to wear bib overalls. [Eng.]
rausis reirei 1. n. long pants. 2. vi. to wear long plants.
rausisih vt. to wear (trousers or pants). He rausisih rausis pwetepwet. He's wearing a white pair of pants. [rausis <Eng. trousers] rausis, vi.
rak vi. to rack, as in pool. [Eng.]
rahk₁ n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] rekenleng.
rahk₂ n. the small stakes attached to the outrigger and the two central supports of a canoe.
rakih vt. to scratch with the fingernails; to claw. rekirek, vi.
rakied n. an area covered with gravel, pebbles, or crushed coral, as in Pohrakied, an area of Kolonia.
rakudai vi. to flunk, to fail. [Jap. rakudai]
Rahlik n. the name of the western chain of the Marshall Islands.
ramen n. Chinese-style noodle soup. [Jap. rāmen]
rahmedel, also sakau rahmedel. n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having smooth, light colored stems.
ramin adj. smudged, faultily washed.
rahmwanger, also sakau rahmwanger. n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having a series of purplish or blackish spots on the stem.
rahn n. day.
Rahn en Mwei Mwahu n. Liberation Day.
Rahn en Santi n. Sunday. [santi <Eng.]
Rahn en Sapwad n. Sunday, Sabbath. [sapwad <Eng.]
Rahn Kaonop n. Saturday.
rahn koapwoarment n. branch of the government. [koapwoarment <Eng.]
rahn kuloak n. hands of a clock or watch. [kuloak <Eng.]
Rahn Mwahl n. weekday.
rahn sakau n. stem of a kava plant.
Rahn Sarawi n. Sunday.
Rahn Sarawi Lapalap n. Catholic holy day.
rahnmwahu 1. vi. to greet. 2. n. greeting. rahnmwahwih, vt.
rahnmwahwih vt. to greet. rahnmwahu, vi.
rahnmwoalehdi meing. vi. to rest.
ranning 1. n. undershirt. 2. vi. to wear an undershirt. [Jap. ranningu < Eng. running (shirt)]
ransi n. a motor launch. [Jap. ranchi < Eng. launch]
randana, also landana. n. lantana, Lantana camara. [Jap. rantana < Eng.]
rahnwet n. today.
rap n. a salt water eel, commonly found on the barrier reef. [Mok.]
rahp n. raft, barge. [Eng.]
rahp komi n. rubber raft, life raft.
rapahki vt. to search for, to look for, to hunt for. repen₁, vi. cf. [meing] pahnlenge, pahnlangih.
rapit n. rabbit. [Eng.]
rappa n. bugle. [Jap. rappa]
rapwa, also rapwe. n. rubber tree. [Eng.]
rapwe n. see rapwa.
rar₁ 1. vi. to make a cracking, crunching, or static-like noise. 2. n. a noise of this kind.
rar₂ num. million.
rar₃ vi. neut. to skin or peel. rere, vt.
rahr n. finger coral.
rara n. pandanus sp.
rarahni n. crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, covered with long spines, destroys the coral of coral reefs.
raradahn sahpw n. earthquake.
rarenei meing. vi. to laugh.
rarkapwudong n. fire coral.
ras₁ vi. to be equal; to be the same as.
ras₂ adj. of the tide or of bodies of fresh water, to reach a low point where much of the bottom is exposed.
ras₃ vi. to be placed down, of a number of dead animals or fish that are to be used for food. resehdi, vt.
rahs n. place of the uhmw; small stones used for making an uhmw.
rasaras 1. n. saw. 2. vi. neut. to saw.
Rahdak n. the name of the eastern chain of the Marshall Islands.
rawahn n. tree sp., false durian, Pangium edule, edible fruit.
re 1. subj. pron. they, plural. 2. meing. subj. pron. you.
reh₁ prep. n. location of (him, her, or it).
reh₂ n. Centosteca lappacea.
rei vi. to be stained; to be dyed. reid, vt.
reirei₁ 1. adj. long, tall;. 2. n. the name of the letter h, the seventh letter of the alphabet, used to represent vowel length; also called eis₁.
reirei₂ adj. runny, of colors in materials; pale, of the face as after a sudden shock; blue, of the face as when cold; puckered up, of the mouth as after eating unripe bananas.
reise n. razor; razor blade. [Eng.]
reisuwan adj. tall.
reid vt. to stain; to dye. rei, vi.
reidi vi. to rhythmically pound a kava stone at the beginning of the kava ceremony.
regensohr archaic. n. disbelief.
rehu n. beam or rafter of a roof.
reulap n. rafter.
rek adj. abundant, plentiful.
rekeleng meing. n. finger. Rekeleng kan pwelipwella. His fingers got dirty. cf. sendin peh.
rekenleng, also rekinleng. meing. n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. rahk₁.
rekenpwel, also rekinpwel. n. yam season.
rekepwel meing. n. toe. cf. sendin neh.
rehki 1. n. rake. 2. vi. to rake. [Eng.] rehkih, vt.
rehkih vt. to rake. I pahn rehkih tehn tuhke. I will rake leaves. [rehki <Eng.] rehki, vi.
rekile adj. long-legged; of a tree, having a long trunk.
rekinleng, also rekenleng. n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. rahk₁.
rekinpwel, also rekenpwel. n. yam season.
rekipwel vi. to clear land by pulling up grass or weeds, to bare the earth.
rekirek vi. neut. to scratch with the fingernails; to claw. rakih, vt.
rekidak n. the severed right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly practiced). cf. [meing] pweisek.
rekidi vi. to bend down to pick something up.
rekohdo archaic. n. record, a sound recording. [Jap. rekōdo < Eng.]
rehl n. rail. [Eng.]
rehmaikol n. grass sp., Cyrtococcum accrescens or Oplismenus hirtellus.
remek n. tree sp., Cynometra ramiflora and Scaevola taccada.
remekensapw n. the sighting of land from a ship or voyaging canoe.
remoud, also rimohd. n. remote, as for a television. [Eng.]
rempwidi vi. to calm down after a time of confrontation.
rehn sehmen n. grass sp.
rens n. wrench. [Eng.]
rensed n. salt water.
rensuh vi. to practice for an athletic event, to warm up for an athletic event. [Jap. renshū]
rehnta n. grass sp., Andropogon glaber or Paspalum cartilagineum.
reng vi. to be dried, as of copra or tobacco.
renged adj. dark, of colors.
rengede slang. vt. to scold.
rengireng vi. to warm oneself by a fire. cf. [meing] mweluhpei, karakarosou.
rengk 1. vi. to slide, of rocks. 2. n. rock slide.
rehpadil n. paddle grass, Ischaemum chordatum.
repen₁ vi. neut. to search. rapahki, vt.
repen₂ n. ribbon, lace. [Eng.]
Repena n. the Madolenihmw warrior who received the title Soulik en Sapwawas as a reward for assassinating the Spanish commander, Colonel Isidro Gitierres y Soto near Ohwa in 1890.
repenpwung sapahl 1. legal. vt. to appeal. 2. legal. n. an appeal.
repwirepw 1. adj. mixed, of bananas and any other food. 2. n. any dish flavored with banana.
repwidi 1. vi. to flinch, to fear. 2. n. drop off, edge of a precipice. 1. Ke dehr repwidihsang lahpo. Don't be afraid of that guy.
rer 1. vi. to tremble or shake; to be on edge, of the teeth. 2. adj. shaky.
rere vt. to skin or peel; to band₁ a tree to kill it. rar₃, vi.
rerei 1. vi. to run a relay race. 2. n. the name of this race. [Jap. rirē < Eng.]
rereiso meing. n. cane.
rerehd wasa vi. to bawl, to cry loudly.
rehrehdi archaic. interj. to get ready; a call used in traditional dances to alert the dancers that it is time to dance.
rerinmwoalu meing. vi. to sigh in one's sleep. cf. koahnek.
rerinpehiso meing. n. pillow. cf. uluhl.
rese vt. to saw. rasaras, vi.
reseulap, also roasoulap. meing. adj. merciful; generous. cf. kalahngan, sapan.
resen Nahnken n. a feast that takes place following the funeral of a Nahnken.
reseres en kopwoar n. jigsaw.
reseres en lop n. crosscut saw.
reseres en mete n. hacksaw.
reseres en peh n. hand saw.
reseres en pwal n. ripping saw.
reseres en Sapahn n. Japanese style saw, which cuts on the draw.
reseres en wai n. American style saw, which cuts on the push.
reseresen uduk, also rasaras en uduk. n. meat saw.
resires n. shoal.
rehdang vi. of a female, to use a dry cloth to wipe her sex organs, done when she is unable to bathe the lower part of her body.
redio n. radio. [Eng.]
rehdil, also rehdil rasaras. n. fern spp., Asplenium polyodon, Nephrolepis biserrata, Nephrolepis cordifolia, or Nephrolepis exaltata.
rehtakai n. crow-foot grass, Chrysopogon aciculatus or Eleusine indica.
rih n. name of the letter r, the sixteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /r/, an alveolar trill.
riahi num. two. see ih₃.
riau num. two; name of the final rhythm used when pounding kava, in Kitti, Sokehs, and Nett. see -u.
riaka num. two. see ka₂.
riahka n. small two-wheeled cart, pulled or pushed by hand. [Jap. riyakā < Eng. rear+car]
riakap num. two. see kap.
riakis num. two. see kis₁.
riahla 1. vi. to be cursed, resulting in illness or misfortune. 2. n. curse, spiritual retribution.
riapa num. two. see pa₃.
riapak num. two. see pak₁.
riapali num. two. see pali₁.
riapar num. two. see par₂.
riapit num. two. see pit₂.
riara num. two. see ra.
riadip num. two. see dip.
rie poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for siblings or any person called sibling in the Crow kinship terminology.
rieisek num. twenty. see eisek.
riehk num. twenty. see ehk₁.
riehl num. two. see el₂.
rielep num. two. see lep.
riemen num. two. see men₃.
riemwodol num. two. see mwodol.
riengoul num. twenty. see ngoul.
riesel num. two. see sel₂.
riesou num. two. see sou₄.
riete num. two. see te.
riewel num. two. see wel₂.
rioumw num. two. see umw₂.
riomwut num. two. see mwut₂.
riopwong num. two. see pwong.
riopwuloi num. two. see pwuloi.
riosop num. two. see sop₂.
riodun num. two. see dun.
riotumw num. two. see tumw₁.
rioapoar num. two. see poar₁.
rioapwoat num. two. see pwoat.
rik vt. to gather, of objects on the ground or of people.
rimohd, also remoud. n. remote, as for a television. [Eng.]
rimpio, also kanahria. 1. n. gonorrhea. 2. vi. to have gonorrhea. [Jap. rinbyō]
rinso n. powdered soap; formerly used as a generic term for any brand of powdered soap; sompehs is now more commonly used. [Eng. Rinso]
rihng n. ring₁, as for the finger. [Eng.]
ripe vt. to move, of covers, lids, tops, louvers, etc., generally of flat items that are parallel to the ground.
rihpe 1. n. a kind of magic used during a fight to render one's opponent powerless. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic. rihpehih, vt.
rihpehih vt. see rihpe.
rihpw n. fungus, fungus infection, rash.
ripwitik n. heat rash, any minor rash.
ripwaripw adj. hasty, rash, careless.
ripwilap n. fungus infection.
ripwiripw₁ adj. covered by a fungus infection, perhaps so-called because of its resemblance to the fish.
ripwitik n. heat rash, any minor rash.
rir adj. difficult to locate or understand; hidden, concealed; vague, not obvious. ririh, vt.
rihr n. line of debris such as seaweed, twigs, leaves, etc. floating in the ocean.
riri n3s. any of the minor appendages (as the antenna or legs) of shrimp, crabs, lobsters, etc.
ririh vt. to hide behind, to conceal. rir, adj.
ririnmas n. (3sg. ririnmese) eyelash.
ririnmen n. flock of birds located over a school of fish.
ririnmwomw n. school of fish.
ririnpwaiso, also rerinpwaiso. meing. n. a speech given by a Nahnken on behalf of the Nahnmwarki. cf. kapahrek.
ririnderihleng meing. n. eyelash.
rirtuwenwelih vi. neut. to follow someone traveling on a trail or a forest path for the purpose of finding out what the person is up to.
rihs vt. to break a long object by hand.
risiht n. receipt. [Eng.]
riting vt. to open or close₁ anything hinged or attached, as a door or window. rit-, vi.
ro vi. to be carried on a litter between forward and rear carriers. rowe, vt.
roh n. carrying litter requiring two or more people to carry it; the size of a yam is designated by how many men it takes to carry it; e.g. rohn riemen 'two man yam', rohn pahmen 'four man yam', etc.
roi adj. of a place, unsuitable for planting because of being shaded by larger plants.
Rohi n. a section (kousapw) in U and Kitti.
Rohi Pah n. formerly the name of a section (kousapw) in U; now called Diadi.
Rohi Powe n. formerly the name of a section (kousapw) in U.
Roie n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs, formerly called Deh.
roik vi. to cringe.
Roud Ailen n. Rhode Island. [Eng.]
roudplok, also rohdplok. 1. n. a roadblock. 2. vi. to set up roadblock, to block the road. 1. Polis ko wiahda roudplok ni elen kohla Sokehso. The police set up a roadblock on the road to Sokehs. 2. Polis ko roudplokih elen kohla Sokehso. The police blocked the road to Sokehs. 2. Re roudplok. They blocked the road. [Eng.] roudplokih, vt.
rohk vt. to gather up, to catch with the hands.
rokumw n. sp. of small land crab.
rokupadda 1. vi. to play the game, fly-take-a-bat. 2. n. the name of this game. [padda <Jap. battā]
rokpahs n. incense holder.
rohlak n. rowlock, oarlock. [Eng.]
rohlikedepw vi. to fish for shrimp.
rommwidi vi. to appear withdrawn; to calm down.
Rohmw, also Rom. n. Rome.
Rohnkitti n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
rong vt. to hear, to listen; to examine with a stethoscope. cf. [meing] karonge, aipenlenge, elielpaidoke, kapaidoke.
rongada vt. to hear information that is possibly unreliable.
rohng n. news.
rongamwahu n. good news; good reputation; gospel (Biblical).
rongapar n. gossip, rumor.
rongada vt. to hear information that is possibly unreliable.
rongen sohpeidi n. the widow of a Nahnmwarki, a royal widow.
rongkapw n. current news, recent information.
rongwasa adj. having a keen sense of hearing.
rop vi. neut. of Micronesian canoes, to change direction by repositioning the sail.
rohpapiso meing. n. carrying litter, for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
rohpe n. a container for carrying things, such as a food basket.
ropwe n3s. rooster's comb.
ropwen malek n. plant sp., Celosia argentea.
rohroh- vi. to be on its way; bedtime stories are normally concluded in this way. Ahi soaipwoat rohrohwei. My story is on its way to you.
rorok adj. contrary to one's expectations.
rohrohki archaic. vt. to be protective of. Ken rohrohki irepensapw. Be protective of your land boundaries.
rorong slang. vi. to sleep, of children.
rohrohpwel n. a commoner, one destined to serve.
ros vi. to be consumed or used up.
rohs, also wahn rohs. n. flower, any flowering plant; rose. [Eng.]
rohsapal n. the 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.
rosario₁ 1. n. rosary. 2. vi. to say the rosary. [Spa. rosario]
roson adj. healthy, of human beings.
rohsopwou vi. to fish for the sp. of fish called sopwou.
rosotakai 1. n. a game, involving teams in a game of catch. 2. vi. to play this game.
rot vi. to be in the dark, to be ignorant.
roht n. darkness.
rotala vi. to become dark; to act irrationally; to have defective vision.
rotama n. a dish made of grated Cyrtosperma mixed with bananas and sweetened.
rotapwahk adj. pitch-black; in the dark, as of one who doesn't know something.
rotensowas 1. n. a kind of magic that enables the user to go unnoticed, as if invisible. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.
rowe vt. to carry something on a litter between forward and rear carriers. ro, vi.
roake vt. to take in handfuls; to make a fist.
roakoaroak n. handful. I kiheng roakoaroak en rakied ehu nan kepo. I put a handful of gravel in the cup.
roam n. rum. [Eng.]
roang adj. burned, crisp, of something overcooked.
roangoaroangsou vi. to be in the sun.
roangoaroangsoula vi. to get sunburned.
roapwoahnge vt. to hold against one's chest; to embrace someone or something, as a mother cradling her child. Liho roapwoahnge nah serio. The woman embraced her child.
roahs n. whale.
roasailap meing. vi. to sit. Mwohnsapw roasailap pohn tahto. Mwohnsapw sat on the floor. cf. mwohd.
Ruk₁ n. Chuuk, formerly known as Truk.
ruk₂, also rok. vi. to hide; to take shelter. cf. [meing] merir.
rukih vt. to peep; to observe from a hidden position.
rukihdi vt. to ambush; to catch in the act.
rukoa vt. to chew, to masticate; to crush. rukoaruk, vi.
rukoaruk 1. vi. neut. to chew; to crush. 2. adj. chewable, as of a soft bone, crispy, as of potato chips. rukoa, vt.
ruksaku n. backpack, pack, rucksack. [Jap. ryukkusakku < Eng.]
ruhl n. ruler, for measuring. [Eng.]
rupwurupw, also ripwiripw₂. n. fish sp., brown-marbled grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus.
ruhdo n. coarsely grated tapioca.
ruwahdek, also urahdek. 1. vi. to be pulled, to be dragged. 2. adj. not quite cooked, of food items that are tested for being cooked by inserting a fine stick. ruwahdeki, vt.
ruwahdeki, also urahdeki. vt. to pull, to drag. ruwahdek, vi.
ruwek vi. to be sprained, to be turned, of the ankle.
ruwes vi. to command, to order. ruwese, vt.
ruwese vt. to order, to command. see ruwes.