sa se si so soa su sk sp sd st sw
sa- verb. pref. a negative prefix meaning not, in-, or un-. pwung correct, sapwung incorrect.
sah n. jar, crock. [Eng.]
saih vt. to paddle to. Weren sei ko saih ni pahinaho The racing canoes paddled toward the barrier reef. sei₁, vi.
sahi n. fleet of canoes; trip by sea, ocean voyage.
saik₁ vt. to catch, as fish.
saik₂, also kaik. neg. not yet. E saik pahn pwurodo. He hasn't yet returned.
saikan, also seikan. adj. successful, in fishing or hunting.
saike, also sangke. 1. n. a game, rock-paper-scissors. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap. janken]
saikinte, also kaikinte. neg. not yet.
saim vt. to sharpen to a point. seisei₁, vi.
sain 1. vi., vt. to sign. 2. n. signature, poster, sign, notice. [Eng.]
saingo n. the final activity in a competition. [Jap. saigo]
saip n. sardine.
saipwerek adj. untidy, slovenly. Ohlo me saipwerek. That man is untidy.
sair vt. to come in contact with, to touch, to touch upon.
sairair adj. ignorant.
saireiranki vi. to be uninformed.
saireng n. siren, as on a police car or ambulance. [Jap.< Eng.]
sais 1. n. size, as of clothing. 2. vi. to be the right size. [Eng.]
saida n. soda, soft drink. [Jap. saidā < Eng. cider]
Sahu n. lord, ruler; an independent form of the word sau- that occurs in Saudeleur.
sahu nett n. a yam cultivar.
Sahu Deleur, also Saudeleur. n. title of the rulers of Pohnpei who belonged to the Dipwilap clan and who ruled the island, except for the Palikir region, for a period of approximately 500 years prior to the invasion of Isokelekel.
sauk, also rauk. vi. to fall down, of standing objects.
Saumw n. highest title in the Salapwuk section of Kitti; formerly a priestly title, with prestige equal to that of the title of Nahnmwarki.
Saumwenleng, also Soumwenleng. n. the title of the high priest of Salapwuk who headed the Pwonginsapw rituals and ceremonies.
saun vt. to make a fire. Saunehng ain kisinieio. Add wood to the fire.
saunehng vt. to ignite, to add wood to a fire; to speed up, to make go faster, as an engine. E saunehng ahin uhmwo. He started a fire in the earth oven. Saunehng ain kisinieio. Add wood to the fire.
saunda vt. to light a fire.
saunmenimen n. a chaotic uhmw area; an area for making an uhmw that includes individuals who do not belong, some of whom might take food not rightfully theirs.
saunda vt. to light a fire.
sahused n. fish sp., a sp. of shark.
saud awak n. a yam cultivar.
Saud Karolaina, also Karolaina Palieir. n3s. South Carolina. [Eng.]
Saud Dakohda, also Dakohda Palieir. n. South Dakota. [Eng.]
Saudel n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.
Saudeleur, also Sahu Deleur. n. title of the rulers of Pohnpei who belonged to the Dipwilap clan and who ruled the island, except for the Palikir region, for a period of approximately 500 years prior to the invasion of Isokelekel.
Saudemwohi n. the last Saudeleur, deposed by Isokelekel.
saut 1. adj. disgusting because of filthy or unsanitary conditions. 2. n. filth.
sautiki vt. to disdain; to hate; to dislike.
sauwas 1. vi. to help, to assist, to aid. 2. n. help, assistance, aid. seuwese, vt.
sak₁ meing. vi. to eat. sakan₁, vt. cf. mwenge.
sak₂ polite. vi. to evacuate one's bowels, to have a bowel movement.
sahk₁ meing. n. food.
sakau, also soakoa₂. 1. n. kava, Piper methysticum, a cultural keystone sp.; any intoxicating beverage. 2. vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. [Pol. te kawa]
sakaula, also sakau. vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. I sakaula aio. I got drunk yesterday.
sakau en ahmwadang, also sekewen ahmwadang. n. the first kava plant presented to the Nahnmwarki at a feast site to begin the feast.
sakau en uremei, also sekewen uremei. n. a kava plant used to dedicate a new kava stone.
sakau en kapwarsou, also sekewen kapwarsou. 1. meing. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki for breakfast. 2. vi. to prepare kava for the Nahnmwarki at the time of breakfast.
sakau en kadawahl, also sekewen kadawahl. rare. n. a kava plant collected from a feast, held for the purpose of awarding a new title, by the recipient of the title, which is then taken to the Nahnmwarki responsible for the awarding of the title, but who is unable to be present at the feast.
sakau en kehmwakele, also sekewen kehmwakele. meing. n. a kava plant used when asking to marry a daughter or a female relative who resides with a Nahnmwarki. cf. sakau.
sakau en kesoumwoal, also sekewen kesoumwoal. n. a kava plant presented to force the Nahnmwarki or the Nahnken to stop whatever he is doing and to follow the presenter to a different location to deal with a problem or an emergency.
sakau en nansapw n. lowland kava.
sakau en nanwel n. upland kava.
sakau en pahdak, also sekewen pahdak. meing. n. the first kava plant presented to the Nahnmwarki upon arrival at a feast site to start the feast; another name for sakau en ahmwadang. Patohwando sakau en pahdak. Bring in the kava plant to start the feast.
sakau en pekpwopwoud, also sekewen pekpwopwoud. n. kava plant used in the ceremony of asking for a girl's hand in marriage.
sakau en pwahda , also sekewen pwahda. meing. n. a kava plant used when requesting information about legends, historical events, etc.; the second of three kava plants presented to the family of a woman by the family of a man when asking for her hand in marriage.
sakau en tomw, also sekewen tomw. meing. n. a kava plant used for conflict resolution or asking forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
sakau kepeik n. a kava plant, requiring just one person to carry it.
sakau lohpwu n. a kava plant, large enough that it requires being carried on a lohpwu.
sakau pahs n. a kava plant, large enough that it requires being carried on a pahs₁.
sakau ro n. a kava plant, requiring two persons to carry it.
sakaula, also sakau. vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk. I sakaula aio. I got drunk yesterday. cf. luhmwuhmwla.
sakan₁ meing. vt. to eat. cf. kang.
sakan₂ n. medicinal plant.
sakana n. fish sp. [Jap. sakana]
sakanakan adj. bad.
sakando n. second base, in baseball. [Jap. sekando < Eng.]
sakar n. seashore, beach, land near the ocean, landing place for canoes or boats.
sakar misik, also sekeren misik. 1. meing. n. excuse, pardon. 2. vi. to excuse, to pardon.
sakarahl meing. vi. to greet the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken when passing by.
sakarada 1. vi. to request permission to leave; to confess; to announce: to make a statement. 2. n. announcement. 3. humiliative. vi. to give a speech. cf. kapahrek.
sakaradahn eimwolu n. eulogy .
sakaradahn kaping n. a speech giving thanks.
sakaradahn kaweid n. a speech to give or seek advice.
sakaradahn keipweni n. a speech asking that the Nahnmwarki be blessed by the Enihlap.
sakaradahn koasoamw n. a welcoming speech.
sakaradahn misik n. a speech of apology.
sakaradahn pekmahk n. a speech of apology.
sakaradahn peksawas n. a speech requesting help.
sakaradahn tomw n. a speech asking for forgiveness.
sakaradahn wahu n. a speech asking that the Nahnken and lower title holders be blessed.
sahkas 1. n. circus. 2. vi. to walk on a tightrope. [Eng.]
sake₁ vi. to be tilted.
sake₂ n. Japanese rice wine. [Jap. sake]
sakenei meing. n. a food dish that is a favorite of a soupeidi.
saki 1. n. jack, as an automobile jack. 2. vi. to jack. [Jap. jakki < Eng.] sakih, vt.
sakih vt. see saki.
sahkih meing. vt. to see. cf. kilang.
sakier n. bird sp., great crested tern, Sterna bergii.
sakiri, also sekiri. n3s. in back or at the rear of a person.
sakon, also soakon. adj. self-centered, demanding; of children, spoiled; of an infant, always crying. soakone, vt.
Sakonwei n. a Saudeleur known for his exceptional cruelty.
sakot 1. n. breadfruit disease. 2. vi. of breadfruit, to have this disease.
sakura n. a card game. [Jap. sakura]
sakramendo n. sacrament. [Spa. scramento]
sakrisidia n. sacristy, a room in a church where a priest prepares for a service and where vestments and other things used in worshop are kept. [Spa. sacristía]
sal vt. to gather rope, to haul in a line.
sahl n. rope, cord, line, string.
salamalam 1. adj. thoughtless, insensitive, unconcerned about imposing on others. 2. n. thoughtlessness, insensitivity.
salahng- vi. to sway. E salahngseli pwe e sekewen wai. He's swaying around because he is drunk.
Salapwuk n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
salad n. salad. [Eng.]
salada vi. to be exposed; of commoners, to be seated facing the main platform in a nahs.
Saladak n. a section (kousapw) in U.
saladahn enihlap n. the central post in a nahs located at the edge of the central platform.
salekelek adj. dynamic, energetic.
salelepek adj. unreliable, inept, incompetent.
saleng n. (3sg. salenge) ear. cf. [meing] aipenleng, aipwonso, aipenpwong.
salehng vt. to face, of inanimate objects.
saleng en eni n. mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis.
saleng medek 1. n. earache. 2. vi. to have an earache.
saleng walek 1. n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar. 2. adj. having a distended, pierced earlobe in the style of the Chuukese.
salenge 1. n3s. the angular protrusion on either end of the hull of a Pohnpeian canoe. 2. polite. vt. to hear. 2. Komw salenge lahpo? Did you hear that guy?
salengopon adj. deaf. cf. [meing] koarongodoh.
saledek 1. adj. free, relieved, unrestrained, licentious. 2. n. freedom, relief.
saledi vi. of nobles, to be seated facing the commoners.
sali 1. vi. to eat meat or fish. 2. n. the meat or fish part of a meal; any complement to the main course of a meal. selie, vt.
salih vt. to tie; to jail. sel₁, vi.
sahliel 1. adj. dizzy; mentally ill or retarded. 2. n. dizziness.
saliokda vt. to suddenly realize.
salihpene vt. to tighten a knot; to affirm. cf. [meing] idilepeh.
salidi vi. to be seated royally, e.g., to be seated directly facing the people.
salihdi vt. to tie up; to imprison; to detain. selidi, vi.
saloh adj. nervous.
salomp n. a medicinal vine in the morning glory family, Merremia peltata.
salong adj. hard to find.
salongala 1. vi. to go astray; to disappear from sight. 2. adj. oblivious.
salongpene 1. adj. mixed-up. 2. vi. to be mixed-up.
salongpeseng vi. to get separated in a large crowd or in the forest. Irail salongpeseng nanwel. They got separated in the forest.
saluhp n. the vine of Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.
sall adj. angry; fierce. Ohl sall mwo. That is an angry man. Ohlo sallada. That man is angry.
salla vi. to accidentally expose one's genitals, of either men or women.
sallap n. a medicinal vine.
sallenohl, also sellenwol. n. whore, prostitute.
Sallong n. the name of a piece of land on Temwen Island; the site of the first Protestant mission station in Madolenihmw.
salmasero adj. able to bear a heavy burden or load. Pwudako me salmasero. The young man is able to bear a heavy load.
salpangapang vi. to be seated sideways on the main platform in a feasthouse.
sahm₁ n. (3sg. seme) father; any person one's father would call brother.
sahm₂ n. jam, jelly. [Eng.]
sahm kahlap n. (3sg. seme kahlap) grandfather, spouse's grandfather, father's mother's brother.
samanih vt. to be expert at, to be knowledgeable about. semen, adj.
samat , also sammat. interj. Honest to God!
samin adj. messy, unsanitary, filthy.
saminimin adj. uncooperative.
saminla vi. to become messy, unsanitary, filthy.
samurai n. Japanese warrior. [Jap. samurai]
samusi n. rice paddle. [Jap. shamoji]
samma n. fish sp., mackerel pike. [Jap. sanma]
sammat, also samat. interj. Honest to God!
sammen vi. to carve a cooked pig from an uhmw during a kamadipw. Ohlo pahn sammen. That man will carve it (the pig).
sammenip n. fish sp., snowy grouper, a variety of Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.
sampah n. world, earth.
sampakihda n. plant sp., Arabian jasmine, Jasminum sambac.
sampang n. fishing boat, sampan. [Jap. sanpan < Chi.]
sampei n. any volcanic island off the coast of a main island, especially the offshore islands found on or within the Pohnpei lagoon.
sampion 1. n. champion. 2. vi. to be a champion. [Jap. chanpyon < Eng.]
samw- vi. to have headed toward or to be on the way. Ohlo samwodohr. The man is heading this way.
samwa₁ num. plus some. Mie nei tala siluh samwa. I have three dollars and some cents. I pwainiki tala rieisek samwa. I bought it for twenty some dollars.
samwa₂ n. a term of affection used by parents with a child.
samwalahr vi. to depart.
samwein pohn rar n. fish sp., yellow stripe emperor, Lethrinus ramak.
Samworo, also Soumwaroh. n. a traditional high priest.
sampwil n. grated green banana with coconut oil.
sampwo 1. n. mumps. 2. vi. to have the mumps.
sahn vt. to be unaccustomed to, to be unfamiliar with.
sanapapes interj. sonofabitch (a milder expletive in Pohnpeian than in English). [Eng.]
sanek₁ n. coil of sennit; day of worship.
saneke₁ vt. to coil (sennit). Sanekehda pwehlo! Coil up the sennit!
saneke₂ meing. vt. to see.
sankilahs n. sunglasses. [Eng.]
sansal 1. adj. clear, evident, obvious. 2. n. portrait; poster.
sansalada vi. to become clear; to be exposed or disclosed. Atail luwet sansaladahr. Our weakness has been exposed.
sansalamwahu 1. n. a good appearance or image. 2. vi. to appear to be good.
sansalada vi. to become clear; to be exposed or disclosed. Atail luwet sansaladahr. Our weakness has been exposed.
sansar₁ vi. to be sliced, to be peeled. sere₁, vt.
sansarada vi. to be uprooted; to be peeled off; to be wearing off, of a feeling or effect. Sakau pwoat sansarada aio. A %sakau| plant was uprooted yesterday.
sansar₂ vi. to duck, to dodge. sarek₁, vt.
sansarada vi. to be uprooted; to be peeled off; to be wearing off, of a feeling or effect. Sakau pwoat sansarada aio. A %sakau| plant was uprooted yesterday. sarek₃, vt.
sansing vi. to strike-out, in baseball. [Jap. sanshin]
sandangdopi 1. n. a game, hop-skip-jump. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap. sandantobi]
sandepehpa n. sandpaper. [Eng.]
Sandiklohs n. Santa Claus. [Eng.]
sandisihmwo n. benediction, blessing. [Spa. Sandisimo : the Holy Sacrament]
Santi n. Sunday. [Eng.]
Santi sukuhl 1. n. Sunday school, used in the Protestant church. 2. vi. to attend Sunday school. [Eng.]
santuari n. sanctuary. santuari en mwohmw fish sanctuary. [Eng.]
sanwit n. sandwich. [Eng.]
-sang verb. suff. from, in opposition to; -sang occurs as a separate word before locative or temporal phrases. I aluhlahsang ohlo. I walked away from that man.
sahng archaic. n. a cry or sound produced by an animal.
sangat adj. lonesome, lonely. cf. [meing] manioaroahr.
sangin adj. having a large impact, forceful; full of enthusiasm.
sangid vt. to cry for, to weep for, to moan for. seng, vi.
Sahngoro, also Soahngoro. 1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of U; a Pohnpeian deity and ancestral guardian of the Dipwinwai clan; often equated to Nahnisopahu. 2. vi. to hold the title of Sahngoro.
sangk vi. to come or go early in the morning; to commute.
sangke, also saike. 1. n. a game, paper-scissors-stone. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap. janken]
sangkemen vi. to eat breakfast before sunrise, forbidden before fishing.
sangkenei 1. vi. to come or go very early in the morning. 2. adj. very early (with reference to the morning). 1. Re sangkenei. They are early. 1. Re me sangkenei. They are early.
sap₁ vi. to cut into pieces. sepe₁, vt.
sapa₁ adj. inappropriate, bizarre, incongruous, not fitting. E sapa wahnpoaron men en sakaula. It is inappropriate for a minister to be intoxicated.
sapai adj. unfortunate, unlucky, poor.
sapairair meing. adj. unfair, partial, inequitable.
sapak vt. to harvest, of bananas. sapasap₁, sapidi, vi.
sapakaris adj. sexually unattractive,. cf. [meing] rekeseipwel.
sapal vi. to walk, implying to a destination a considerable distance away, to hike. cf. [meing] uroamoar, uresed.
sapahl 1. vi. to repeat an activity; to do again. 2. meing. vi. to return.
sapahlsed n. food that is leftover after returning from fishing; young men are prohibited from eating it, lest it bring bad luck to the fishermen.
sapan adj. generous, kind. cf. [meing] reseulap.
Sapahn n. Japan. [Eng.]
sapahrek adj. unequal, uneven, not flush.
sapasap₁ vi. to be harvested, of bananas; to be cut or sliced up. sapak, vt.
sapasap₂ n. plant spp., Cyperus javanicus or Hypolytrum dissitiflorum.
sape vt. to carry in one's arms.
sapei 1. n. woman's sitting dance. 2. vi. to perform this dance.
sapeik₁ adj. disobedient.
sapeik₂ adj. to be unable to hold one's breath for a long time under water.
sapekeikei vi. to sit while propping up one's chin up.
sapeleng n. sword grass, Miscanthus floridulus, a reed-like grass that is used in the game peisihr.
sapeng vt. to respond to, to answer. cf. [meing] inginlangih, inginlenge.
saped n. twins of different sexes. Liseian en saped iei mpwer, ahpw emen pwutak ah emen serepein. A saped pregnancy results in twins, but one is a boy and the other is a girl.
saped sakau vi. to extend one's arms to God and pray.
sapede n3s. the area of a palm where the fronds begin to emerge from the trunk.
sahpis n. service, as in a restaurant. [Jap. sābisu < Eng.]
sapidi vi. to be harvested, of bananas. sapak, vt.
sapw₁, also sapwen sakau. vi. of kava, to reach the stage where, depending on the municipality, the fourth or fifth cup is served; of Pohnpeian medicine, to reach the fourth, eighth, twelfth, etc. day of taking it.
sapw₂, also sap₂. num. hundred million. see sapw₂.
sahpw n. (3sg. sapwe) land, farmstead, homestead.
sapwakapw n. newly cultivated land; newly acquired homestead land;.
sapwake n. hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.
sapwala vi. to be ended, to be completed. E pahn sapwala kawaluhen rahn. It will be ended on the eighth day. kasapwahla, vt.
sapwalap n. main island, as opposed to offshore islands.
sapwar 1. 2. n. an unfavorable prediction; a spell to bring about a negative outcome.
sapwasapw vi. to own land; to homestead; to cultivate land. sapweniki, vt.
sapwasapw en pohnpei n. land entrusted to the head of the clan, to be made available for the use of clan members. Such lands no longer exist because they have been deeded to individuals.
sapwad vt. to untie, to untangle. sapwedek, vi.
Sapwawas n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
sapwe 1. poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for land. 2. n3s. depending on the municipality, the fourth or the fifth cup of kava in the kava ceremony; of Pohnpeian medicine, that which is taken on the fourth, eighth, twelfth, etc. day.
sapwehie, also sapwehn sakau. n. the fourth cup of kava during a kava ritual, marking the end of the intial phase of the ritual in Madolenihmw, U, and Sokehs. In Kitti and Nett, the fifth cup serves this function.
sapwel 1. n. shovel. 2. vi. to shovel. [Eng.] sapwele, vt.
sapwel louder n. shovel loader (heavy equipment). [Eng.]
sapwele vt. to shovel. [sapwel <Eng.] sapwel, vi.
sapwellime meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifiers ah₁ and nah.
sapwen alemengi n. a land of borrowing; a phrase used by Pohnpeians to describe their tradition of selective borrowing from other lands and other people.
sapwen ohpis n. public land. [ohpis <Eng. office]
sapwen keiru Biblical. n. this world, as opposed to heaven or hell. Sapwen keiru sampah wet. This world is a temporary dwelling place.
sapwen kohwa n. land occupied by a tenant (as opposed to an owner); land occupied by a homesteader for which legal title has not yet been granted; a tract of land that is entrusted to someone.
sapwen sapahn n. land, the title to which was issued during the administrative period of Japan.
sapwen sehmen n. land, the title to which was issued during the administrative period of Germany.
sapwen soupwur n. heaven or hell, the land from which there is no return.
sapwen sohso n. inherited land.
sapweniki vt. to own, of land. sapwasapw, vi.
sapwendipala meing. vi. to commit homicide.
sapwendipkihla meing. vt. to kill. cf. kemehla.
Sapwehrek n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
sapwedek vi. to be untied; to be untangled. sapwad, vt.
Sapwetan n. a title.
Sapwohn n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
sapwung 1. adj. incorrect, wrong, erroneous. 2. n. mistake, error.
sapwkepeu n. cold place.
sapwmadekeng n. dry land.
sapwdeke n. atoll, any small island.
Sapwtakai, also Sapwatakai. n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti; the stone city built by Lempwei Sapal, also known as Lempwei Sok, after his flight from Nan Madol ; Sapwtakai was the seat of the once independent chiedom of Kepihleng.
sapwtehn Biblical. n. desert, wilderness.
sapwtehreng n. a banana cultivar.
sar₁ vi. to peel, of the skin after being sunburned; to fade, as of a color; to bleach out; to let up. see sarasang.
sarasang vi. to fade away, as of a color or a mental or physical condition. see sar₁. Ahi men meiro sarasang. My sleepiness faded away.
sahr n. mangrove crab hole.
sara₁, also sarapeseng. vi. to open one's mouth. kasarah, kasarahih, vt.
sara sike weitahta n. fish sp., long-jawed squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum, normally found on fringing reefs, patch reefs, barrier reef, and in lagoons.
sarau n. fish sp., blackfin barracuda, Sphyraena genie.
sarakawe vi. to lose faith or trust in someone, to experience regret. I sarakawehla ohlo. I lost faith in that man.
saramar vi. to open a preserved breadfruit pit for the purpose of removing the contents.
sarang n. (3sg. sarenge) roots of kava or of the wild yam, kehpineir.
sarap interj. shut up. [Eng.]
Sarapahu n. one of the two brothers who employed magic to help shape the physical features of Pohnpei; the other is Mwohnmwur.
sarar n. insinuation.
sarahra adj. disfavored; forsaken; unsympathetic.
sarasang vi. to fade away, as of a color or a mental or physical condition. Ahi men meiro sarasang. My sleepiness faded away. see sar₁.
saraser adj. rough, not smooth. Pohn dinapwen me saraser. The surface of that board is rough.
sarasi n. bleach. [Jap. sarashi]
sarasko n. bleach, especially powdered bleach. [Jap. sarashiko]
sarada₁ vi. to raise one's head. cf. [meing] mahlengda.
sarada₂ vi. to cease, resulting in a return to normalcy.
sarawi₁ 1. adj. sacred, holy. 2. n. religious service; magic; taboo. 3. vi. to attend church, to conduct a religious service, to worship. 1. Pohnpei sahpw sarawi. Pohnpei is a sacred land. 3. Peneineio sarawi rahn wet. The family went to church today.
Sarawi Laud n. main service in a Christian church.
Sarawihn Esil n. a mid-week church service, in the protestant church.
Sarawihn Iasada n. Easter.
Sarawihn Iukenpwont, also Sarawihn Kahula. n. a church service for members of the Iukenpwont. [iukenpwont <Ger. jugend bund]
Sarawihn Kahula, also Sarawihn Iukenpwont. n. a church service for members of the Iukenpwont.
Sarawihn Padahk n. a church service performed by a deacon, rather than a priest.
Sarawihn Tomw n. a church service modeled after the traditional Pohnpeian practice of tohmw, in which members of a community come together to seek reconciliation and forgiveness from others, conducted at Christmas and Easter.
Sarawihn Wai n. English service, in the Catholic church.
sarawihpe n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.
sarek₁ vt. to duck, to dodge. sansar₂, vi.
sarek₂ vt. to relieve another of his burden.
sarek₃, also sarekada. vt. to uproot, to peel, to pry. sansarada, vi.
sarekarek adj. easily sunburned. Mehn waii me sarekarek sang mehn Pohnpei. White foreigners are more easily sunburned than Pohnpeians.
sarekada vt. see sarek₃.
sarekeleng meing. vi. to trim, of one's fingernails or toenails. cf. sarkik.
sarep, also sarip. vt. to root₁, while looking for something; to search by unearthing.
saretep vi. to be uprooted. Niho saretepida. The coconut palm was uprooted.
saroh 1. n. shame, embarrasment, humiliation. 2. adj. ashamed.
sarongorong adj. pig-headed, refusing to accept advice or follow instructions, stubborn.
sarohdi vi. to be embarrassed or humiliated.
saruwaru, also sarwaru. 1. adj. eccentric, erratic. 2. vi. to be wandering around aimlessly. 1. Ohlo mwomen saruwaru. That man looks eccentric.
sarkik vi. to trim, of one's fingernails or toenails. cf. [meing] sarpweipwei.
sarmada 1. n. underwear. 2. vi. to wear underwear. [Jap. sarumata]
sarpahnsakau vi. to thin a thicket of kava by removing the smaller plants which are then customarily taken to the section chief.
sarpweipwei meing. vi. to trim, of one's toenails or fingernails. cf. sarkik.
sarduhwa n. turtle sp., leatherback, Scomberoides lysan.
sarwel n. a treatment given to people made ill by a sounwinahni .
sas₁ vi. to stagger.
sas₂ adj. confused, said of one who misidentifies his possessions.
sasairiki vt. to be unaware of; to be uninformed about.
sasimi 1. n. a dish of raw fish or raw meat of any kind. 2. vi. to eat raw fish or raw meat of any kind. [Jap. sashimi]
sadak n. tree sp., Elaeocarpus carolinensis, used for making canoe hulls and highly valued for lumber.
sahdo n. third base, in baseball. [Jap. sādo < Eng.]
Satokawai n. the name of the man who committed a legendary transgression that prompted the Saudeleur to issue an ultimatum to require Lepen Moar to secure the feather of Derepeiso.
sawa₁ n. taro sp., variously called dryland taro, true taro, sweet taro, or common taro in English, Colocasia esculenta, the generic term for any of a number of cultivars of this species.
sawa₂ vi. to be broken, of anything containing liquid, granular objects, or gas; to break, of waves; to rapidly change for the worse, of the weather or emotions.
sawaidenleng meing. n. herbal medicine. cf. wini.
sawahn awai n. taro sp., from Hawaii, variously called Hawaiian taro, Honolulu taro, American taro, New World taro, sweet taro, and cocoyam in English, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, classified by Pohnpeians as a type of sawa₁, native to South America and believed to have been brought to Pohnpei during the Japanese administration.
sawahn kusai n. a Colocasia taro cultivar, said to be from Kosrae.
sawahn mwahng n. a Colocasia taro cultivar.
sawang n. soup bowl. [Jap. chawan]
Sahwarlap n. a waterfall in Kitti. Sahwarlap kohsang ni eden aramas. Sahwarlap was named after a person.
Sahwartik n. a waterfall in Kitti. Sahwartik kohsang ni eden aramas emen. Sahwartik was named after a person.
sawi₂ n. fish sp., grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus melanoleucus, or Plectropomus truncates.
sawi pwiliet n. fish sp., whitemargin lyretail grouper, Variola albimarginata.
se₁ subj. pron. we, exclusive.
se₂ n. sandy place inside the barrier reef.
se₃ vi. to shout in a falsetto voice, either when carrying kava or to challenge another to a fight.
sei₁ vi. to paddle. saih, vt. cf. [meing] oaresed.
sei₂ n. fish sp., porcupine fish.
sei₃ n. soursop, Annona muricata.
sei- vi. to collect anything from the sea. I seiwerer. I do sea cucumber collecting. I seipahsu. I do clam collecting. I seiloangon. I do sea cucumber collecting. I seimenihke. I do sea shell collecting.
seikihs vi. to fish for octopus.
seilipwei vi. to gather lipwei, a species of clam.
seiloangon vi. to gather loangon, a species of sea cucumber.
seimenihke vi. to gather any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.
seipahsu vi. to gather pahsu₁, a species of clam.
seikan, also saikan. adj. successful, in fishing or hunting. Laid seikan arailo. Their fishing trip was a successful one. Re seikan. They were successful.
seikihs vi. to fish for octopus.
seilipwei vi. to gather lipwei, a species of clam.
seiloak 1. vi. to go on a trip, to travel. 2. meing. n. trip, journey, travel. cf. kapwaireleng.
seiloakoaloak vi. to troll for fish while paddling. [Mok. jeilokolok : to fish by trailing a hook]
seiloangon vi. to gather loangon, a species of sea cucumber.
seimad vi. to cut hair very short.
seimek adj. fast, in walking.
seimenihke vi. to gather any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.
seimwoak meing. vi. to sleep.
sein, also sihn₃. n. chain. [Eng.]
Seinwar n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti and Nett.
seip, also sehp₁. n. food cabinet, safe. [Eng.]
seipak meing. vi. to sneeze.
Seipahn n. Saipan.
seipahsu vi. to gather pahsu₁, a species of clam.
seipeng vi. neut. to cover picked, green bananas to hurry their ripening.
seiping akaund n. savings account. [Eng.]
seipwok 1. n. breadfruit or grated banana cooked with coconut milk. 2. vi. to cook breadfruit or grated banana with coconut milk.
seirek meing. vi. to laugh. cf. kouruhr.
seiren vi. to do something reluctantly or against one's will. I seirenieng arail kamadipwo. I participated in their feast reluctantly.
seiren wai, also seirin wai. n. tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.
seirin pohnpei n. tree sp., Fagraea sair, having fragrant flowers.
seirin wai, also seiren wai. n. tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.
seisei₁ vi. to be sharpened to a point. saim, vt.
seisei₂ 1. vi. to be given a haircut. 2. n. a haircut. sehk₁, vt.
seidi meing. vi. to sleep; to spend the night at. Mwohnsapw seidier. Mwohnsapw went to sleep.
seu, also sou₉. n. hump, pile.
sehu n. sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum.
seualahl n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seuahlek n. a sugar cane cultivar, resembling the reed species called ahlek.
seuepwel, also soepwel. 1. adj. irresponsible, negligent, careless. 2. n. irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.
seuitar, also sohitar. 1. n. deficiency, insufficiency. 2. adj. deficient, insufficient. 2. Komw kupwure aht tungoal kanengen uhmw seuitar. Bear with us for our deficent food contribution.
seukautih, also soukautih. adj. unconcerned, carefree.
seulepeu, also soulopou. adj. bold, dauntless. Ke nohn seulepeu. You are too bold.
seulikih, also sohlikih. vt. to distrust. I seulikih pwutako. I do not trust the boy.
seulikilik, also soulikilik. 1. adj. untrustworthy; unreliable. 2. n. untrustworthiness; unreliablility.
seumahk, also soumahk₂. 1. adj. inexorable, relentless. 2. n. relentlessness.
seun nukini, also seutoal. n. a sugar cane cultivar. [nukini <Eng. New Guinea]
seun nta, also seuweita. n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seun palau n. a sugar cane cultivar, from Palau.
seun wai n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seuneir n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seuper, also souper. adj. fearless.
seupwet n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seuseu n. (3sg. seusewi) smaller auxiliary tubers of a yam plant.
seutoal, also seun nukini. n. a sugar cane cultivar.
seuwese vt. to help, to assist, to aid. sauwas, vi.
sek₁ vi. to ring, to collide. seker, vt.
sehk₁ vt. to cut, to give a haircut. seisei₂, vi.
sehk₂ n. jack, in cards. [Eng.]
sekeh, also sekehn. adv. not easily.
sekekeir adj. slow growing, slow in advancing in a hierarchy, as through the traditional title system.
sekehkun adj. inextinguishable, unquenching. Einiak me sekehkun. A fire of mangrove wood is inextinguishable.
seken₁ n. mangrove sp.
seken₂ n. second, as a unit of time; second, in a sequence. [Eng.]
sekehn, also sekeh. adv. not easily. Mahr sekehn ohla. Preserved breadfruit doesn't easily spoil.
sekeniken adj. least favorite.
sekenpwoud meing. vi. to ask for forgiveness in the absence of a mediator.
seker vt. to strike or hit something that makes noise; to ring, as a bell. I men seker. I want to ring (used to excuse oneself before passing gas). sek₁, vi.
Sekere n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
sekere₂ adv. maybe, perhaps. I pahn sekere laid lakapw. I might go fishing tomorrow.
sekerehki meing. vt. to inform. Wasahi sekerehkiher Mwohnsapw. Wasahi already informed his highness.
Sekeren n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.
sekerewih vt. to waste resources.
sekesekere vt. to be most likely to be.
seked 1. n. checkers. 2. vi. to play checkers. [Eng.]
sekehtok, also sekehtuk. adj. unceasing, everlasting; infinite. Pungin iloken ni pahina sekehtuk. The breaking of the surfs is unceasing.
sekewe vt. to offer kava to someone.
sekewen ahmwadang, also sakau en ahmwadang. meing. n. the first kava plant presented to the Nahnmwarki at a feast site to begin the feast. Patohwando sekewen ahmwadang. Bring the kava for initiating the feast activity. see sekewen pahdak.
sekewen uremei, also sakau en uremei. meing. n. kava plant used to dedicate a new kava stone.
sekewen kapwarsou, also sakau en kapwarsou. 1. meing. n. kava presented to the Nahnmwarki for breakfast. 2. vi. to prepare kava for the Nahnmwarki at the time of breakfast. 1. I pahn onopada atail sekewen kapwarsou. I will have our kava plant ready for breakfast. 2. Kitail pahn sekewen kapwarsou nimensehngie. We will perform our breakfast kava ritual early in the morning.
sekewen pwahda, also sakau en pwahda. meing. n. a kava plant used when requesting information about legends, historical events, etc.; the second of three kava plants presented to the family of a woman by the family of a man when asking for her hand in marriage.
sekewen tomw, also sakau en tomw. n. name of the kava plant used for conflict resolution, asking forgiveness from the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
seking akaund n. checking account. [Eng.]
sekiri, also sakiri. n3s. in back or at the rear of a person.
sekid 1. n. jacket. 2. vi. to wear a jacket. [Eng.] sekidih, vt.
sekid en kapwat, also sekid welpeseng. n. suit coat. vi. to wear a suit coat.
sekid en keteu n. raincoat. vi. to wear a raincoat.
sekid en pap n. life jacket. vi. to wear life jacket.
sekid welpeseng n. suit coat. vi. to wear a suit coat.
sekidih vt. to wear a jacket. E sekidih ah sekid kapwo. He's wearing his new jacket.
sekihda n. form, for the pouring of concrete. [Jap. ?]
sekidih vt. to wear a jacket. E sekidih ah sekid kapwo. He's wearing his new jacket. [sekid <Eng.] sekid, vi.
sekpene 1. vi. to collide, of two objects; to come into conflict. 2. n. conflict, confrontation. 1. Ira sekpene pwe emente kose me ih me pwung. They came into conflict because each assumed he was right.
sekpwuk n. checkbook. [Eng.]
sekteri n. secretary. [Eng.]
sel₁ vi. to be tied. salih, vt.
selidi vi. to be imprisoned; to be shutdown as a consequence of being in violation of the law; to be tied up.
sella vi. to be exiled, to be sent away to prison.
sel₂ num. cl. used in counting rope or sennit. kisin pwehl pahsel four balls of sennit.
sel- vt. to exile to. Mehn Sokehs ko sella Palau nan mwein Sehmeno. The people of Sokehs were exiled to Palau during the German colonial period.
sehla n. sailor, seaman. [Eng.]
sele n. chili pepper, Capsicum frutescens, bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, and Peperomia ponapensis. [Eng. chili]
selel slang. interj. a shortened form of kaselel.
-seli verb. suff. here and there, without definite direction; about. tang run, tangseli run here and there; mwemweit visit, mwemweitseli visit here and there.
selie vt. to eat something in combination with something else. sali, vi.
seliepda meing. vi. to be tied to a beam. Pekinleng kin seliepda ni kehnlangiso. The pekinleng is usually tied to the kehnlangiso.
selioll n. vine of the ioll plant.
selikihr meing. n. distress.
selime n. a person whose spouse dies and who then marries another who also dies.
selin isek n. string or rope for a water container (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe. cf. [meing] ohn pweirek.
selin mour n. (3sg. selin moure) major blood vessel.
selin nta n. (3sg. selin ntah) blood vessel.
selin peleng n. a line used to hang things, such as clothing, fish, etc.
selin peleng likou n. a line used to hang clothing.
selipat n. wound, scar.
selihr meing. n3s. navel, belly button. cf. pwuhs₁.
selidi vi. to be imprisoned; to be shutdown as a consequence of being in violation of the law; to be tied up. salihdi, vt.
selit n. anxiety, distress, worry; restlessness.
selitilit adj. restless while trying to go to sleep.
selomp n. vine of the omp plant.
sella vi. to be exiled, to be sent away to prison.
sellap n. vine sp., Luffa cylindrica.
sellenwol, also sallenohl. n. whore, prostitute.
selmete n. cable. [mete <Eng. metal]
selpat n. noticeable scar.
selpatala vi. to become a noticeable, of a scar.
sehlpwohn n. cell phone. [Eng.]
semanokonok adj. absent-minded, forgetful.
semen 1. adj. expert, wise, knowledgeable. 2. n. an expert; wisdom, knowledge. 1. Ohlo inenen semen nan tiahk en sahpw. That man is an expert in our culture. 2. E pahn kapwil ah semen ong nah seri kan. He will impart his wisdom to his children. samanih, vt.
Sehmen n. Germany.
Semen Pwei Lapalap n. a brother of Semen Pwei Tikitik.
Semen Pwei Tikitik n. ayoung man who fled Pohnpei because of the greed and oppression of the Saudeleur; upon returning, he killed the reigning Saudeleur.
semihs, also simihs. 1. n. slip, chemise. 2. vi. to wear a slip or chemise. [Eng.]
sempoak adj. unloving, heartless.
Semwei n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
semwek, also semwak. 1. adj. of breadfruit, rotten or overripe. 2. n. a breadfruit disease.
semwekla vi. to become rotten or overripe, said of breadfruit.
semwehmwe adj. poor.
semwene adv. hardly. Ohlo song semwene. The man hardly tried it.
semwepaur adj. extremely poor, poverty-stricken, having nothing.
sehmwida n. tree sp., pride of Barbados, Caesalpinia pulcherrima.
semwit n. a piece of burning wood. Pwutako mwasikala sang ni lepin semwit en uhmwo. The boy got burned by a piece of burning wood from the earth oven.
sempwe vi. to turn or point into the wind when sailing, to turn or point a canoe toward the outrigger side when sailing (the outrigger is always kept on the windward side of the canoe).
seneke meing. vt. to see.
Senipehn n. a formerly autonomous area located in central Madolenihmw governed by Lepenmoar.
sehnkun n. breadfruit paste made of meikole, commonly made on the atolls. Sehnkun wia kepinwar en seiloak reirei. Sehnkun is used as food for long sea voyages.
sens, also sent. n. cent, money. [Eng.]
sensen 1. n. skin disease caused by a fungus, causing white spots on the skin. 2. vi. to have this disease. 3. adj. moldy or old tasting.
senser₁ vi. to root₁, while looking for something; to scratch, as of a chicken. sarip, vt.
senser₂ vi. to weave reeds or cane, as for a fish trap.
senserek n. fish spp., Zanclidae, Moorish idols, normally found in the lagoon and on reefs.
senseren uhmw n. the first layer of leaves used to cover an uhmw.
sensuh n. player, athlete. [Jap. senshu]
send n. appendage, finger, toe.
senda 1. n. center field, in baseball. 2. vi. to play center field. [Jap. sentā < Eng.]
sendens n. sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens adperip n. sentence adverb. [Eng.]
sendens iei me mie n. affirmative sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens idihd n. focused sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens oulap n. basic sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens kalelapak n. interrogative sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens kahmahm n. negative sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens mwekid n. verbal sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens peiiai n. equational sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens pilipil n. thematic sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendens pous n. compound sentence. [sendens <Eng.]
sendilepe n. thumb or big toe. cf. [meing] lepelepe, luhke.
sendimesemese, also senditamwetamwe. n. index finger.
sendin neh n3s. toe.
sendin peh n3s. finger.
senditahmwele, also tahmwele. n3s. ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger.
senditamwetamwe n3s. index finger. see senditemwe.
senditemwe, also tamwetamwe. n. (3sg. senditamwatamwe) index finger.
senditik, also senditikitik. n. (3sg. senditiki) small or baby finger, the pinky. cf. [meing] tikilehtik.
senditikitik n3s. see senditik.
senditihmwele, also tihmwele. n3s. forefinger, also called the index finger.
sendohki n. fighter plane₁. [Jap. sentōki]
sent, also sens. n. cent, money. [Eng.]
sent mwaramwer, also sens mwaramwer. n. change, of money; coin. [sent <Eng.]
senturi n. century. [Eng.]
Senweri n. January. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Daliaram.
seng vi. to cry, to weep, to moan. sangid, vt. cf. [meing] udamwer.
sehng vt. to go look for someone or something whose presence is expected.
sengeu adj. lusty.
sengeurahra, also sengeuraran. adj. excessively lusty.
sengeuraran, also sengeurahra. adj. excessively lusty.
sengel vi. to sigh, to breathe.
sengiloal 1. vi. to be emotionally afflicted. 2. n. (3sg. sengiloale) emotional affliction. 1. Sohte me kin ese sengiloalei. No one know my emotional affliction.
sengiseng n. fish sp., common slipmouth, Leiognathus equulus.
sengisengenmwoalu n. the steam that comes from burning undried firewood.
sehp₂ vi. to be safe, in baseball. [Eng.]
sepe₁ n3s. cheek.
sepe₂ vt. to cut into pieces. sap₁, vi.
sepeimwekid adj. quiet, not talkative, passive in a confrontation; unmoved.
sepehl adj. unstable, as of a canoe.
sepehlda vi. to capsize or turn over, of any vehicle.
seper n. zipper. [Eng.]
seperih vt. to zip. [seper <Eng.]
sepit meing. vi. to wait. Komw sepit. You wait. Komw sepit. Wait. cf. awih.
sepitipit adj. unhurried, slow at an activity.
Sepduakesima n. Septuagesima, the name for the ninth Sunday before Easter, the third before Ash Wednesday, celebrated in the Catholic church. [Lat. septuagesima]
Septempe, also Septemper. n. September. [Eng.]
Septemper n. see Septempe.
sepwelmas adj. thoughtless, hairbrained.
sepwere vt. to put under a spell; to charm; to predict the outcome of an ongoing activity, believed to bring bad luck.
sepwikin, also ohd, wehd. 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.
Sepwikini, also Sapwikini. n. the leader and discoverer who organized the voyage that resulted in the discovery of Pohnpei and who initiated the construction of the first settlements.
sepwiliras interj. an expression used to claim food dropped by another.
sehpwong 1. n. a type of net fishing, done at night. 2. vi. to do this type of net fishing.
sepwurek vi. to tear easily, to wear out easily, of clothing.
ser₁, also sehr₁. vi. to walk with a source of light. sere₂, vt.
ser₂ vi. to run aground.
ser₃ interj. an exclamation used to attract the attention of two or more people.
sehr₁ n. a portable light source, as a torch or flashlight.
sehr₂ n. chair, seat. [Eng.]
sehr₃ n. share, as of stock. [Eng.]
ser pahdil n. palm frond torch.
serala vi. to happen to.
serapim Biblical. n. seraphim. [Eng.]
sere₁ vt. to slice, to peel with an instrument. sansar₁, vi.
sere₂ vt. to provide a source of light for. ser₁, vi.
sehre vt. to bring along.
Serein n. a traditional title in Nett. Serein pwoula. Serein passed away.
sereu slang. n. guy or gal.
serek 1. vi. to sail. 2. n. a sail.
serekeileng adj. rude, discourteous.
sereki vt. to yank, to snatch, to jerk. peserek, vi.
serepein n. girl;queen, in playing cards.
serere vt. to hint about something; to employ irony, to insinuate, to make indirect allusion to.
sered vt. to attach fibers to the girdle of a grass skirt; to tie together; to weave into rope-like handle.
serehd n. bird sp., Pohnpei lory, Trichoglossus rubiginosus, the state bird of Pohnpei.
seri n. child.
serihnei n. favorite child; a title.
Serihso₁ n. child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, title holders in the Nahnken line.
seri ohl n. a male child.
seri nenek n. child born out of wedlock.
seri pwelel n. infant.
seri soupeidi n. child that is a member of a royal clan.
serierlap meing. n. advice.
serihn loangen madeu n. stepson, son by marriage.
serihn luskepeh n. child born to a woman who conceived the child before getting married to a different man.
serihn masodo n. child conceived in a adulterous relationship.
serihn peidiar n. stepchild.
serihnei n. favorite child; a title.
seringiring adj. almost ripe, ready to harvest.
Serihso₁ meing. n. child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, title holders in the Nahnken line. cf. ipwihpw.
serihso₂, also ahmw₂. n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.
serida 1. n. feast given at the time the construction of a feasthouse is initiated. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
seridi vi. to be buried. saripidi, vt.
sero num. zero. [Eng.]
serohk vi. to clear one's throat.
sehrodok n. any object left in the open that can be used as weapon. Dehr kihdi naip likin ihmw pwe pahn wia sehrodok. Never leave a machete out in the open because it can be used as a weapon. Naip kak wia sehrodok ma e mihmiseli likin ihmw A machete can be used as a weapon if it is left outside.
sehrmen n. chairmen, chairperson. [Eng.]
serpweledi, also serpweldi. vi. to be buried in the ground, to be fully covered with earth. Aramas oko serpweledi pahn engko. The people were buried by the landslide. serpwelihedi
serpwelihedi vt. to fully cover with dirt. E serpwelihedi ah kihd ko. He covered his garbage with dirt. serpweledi, vi.
serpweldi, also serpweledi. vi. to be buried in the ground, to be fully covered with earth. Ahi akmeteho serpweldi ngehi sehsehla. My iron digging bar was buried so I didn't know where to find it.
serpwoatol n. bottle lamp, made with a wick in a bottle of kerosene.
sehse vi. to not know.
sed vi. to place the rotten stem of ohd or sea water in breadfruit in order to make it soft. sedih, vt.
sehd n. ocean, sea.
Sehdan n. Satan, devil. [Eng.]
sedei n. a type of garland worn by the nobility.
seder n. a person who goes to a feast without anything to contribute.
sedih vt. see sed.
seding n. setting, the time, place, and circumstances in which something occurs or develops. [Eng.]
sehdokon adj. careless about where one defecates.
sedru meing. n. a pipe (for smoking). cf. paip₃.
sedruhru meing. n. a rod for cleaning a pipe (for smoking).
set interj. Shit!, a mild explicative in Pohnpeian. Oh set! Oh shit! [Eng.]
seht 1. n. shirt. 2. vi. to wear a shirt. [Eng.] sehtih, vt.
sehtih vt. [seht <Eng.] see seht.
setik adj. quick, in performing an action.
sewenmwomw 1. n. an exchange of agricultural products for fish. 2. vi. to exchange agricultural products for fish.
sewi, also sowi. n. conch shell, conch shell trumpet.
sih n. name of the letter s, the seventeenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /s/, an alveolar fricative, often somewhat palatalized.
Sih Ih 1. n. member of the Christian Endeavor (CE) movement in the Protestant church. 2. vi. to be a Christian Endeavor member. [Eng. CE]
siai 1. n. contest, competition. 2. vi. to engage in a contest.
siai en padok kehp 1. n. yam raising competition. 2. vi. to engage in a yam raising competition.
siar vi. to sizzle, to crackle.
siemen 1. n. a kind of magic, used to destroy agricultural products. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.
siepil 1. n. a kind of magic, performed upstream from a bather which results in blindness. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.
sioahk n. bird sp., Micronesian starling, Aplonis opaca ponapensis.
sik vi. to bounce, to skip.
sik- vi. to protrude; to surpass a previous performance or behavior. Meteho sikilahsang dinapwo. The nail protruded from the board. Ma ke likawih likowen, ke pahn siksang mahs. If you wear that clothing, you will surpass (your appearance) in the past.
sihk₁ n. bird sp., white tailed tropic bird, Phaethon lepturus.
sihk₂ n. penis of an infant.
sika n. cigarette, cigar. [Eng.]
sihka, also suika. n. watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris. [Jap. suika]
sikaliwi n. the liquid gathered from the coconut flower, sometimes used to make molasses or fermented to make an intoxicating beverage.
sikamwerada meing. vi. to wash one's hands.
sikarer, also arer. 1. vi. to spray or blow inside, of windblown rain. 2. n. windblown rain.
sikasik adj. bouncy.
sike n3s. top and bottom fins of a fish.
sikel vi. to tiptoe; to limp.
siken vt. to push. pisiken, vi.
sikeng 1. vi. to take a test or examination. 2. n. test, examination. [Jap. shiken]
sikinkihr, also sikihr. n. (3sg. sikinkihri) lower back, tailbone area.
sikihr, also sikinkihr. n. (3sg. sikihri) lower back, tailbone area.
Sikismundo n. a Kitti warrior who fought with Sokehs and Nett against the Spanish in 1887 and who later became a Nahnmwarki.
sikidek n. narrow waist.
sikongki n. phonograph. [Jap. chikuonki]
siksak 1. n. skirt, half-slip with a zigzag or half-moon pattern at the bottom. 2. vi. to wear such a skirt. [Eng. zigzag]
siksang adj. exceed, surpass. Koht me siksang mehkoaros. God exceeds all.
sihl n. seal₁, the sea mammal. [Eng.]
sihlang, also sihleng. meing. n. (3sg. sihlangi) face. cf. mahs₂.
silasil 1. n. magical protection against another's harmful magic, medicine, or spirits. 2. vi. to obtain such magical protection.
sile₁ vt. to guard. pisilei, vi.
silehdi vt. to guard or protect through the use of magic.
sile moahl n. a kind of adze.
sile pangapang n. large adze or axe.
sileimw vi. to be left behind to guard a house.
sileit₁ n. breech birth.
sileit₂ n. slate. [Eng.]
sihleng, also sihlang. meing. n. (3sg. sihlangi) face. cf. mahs₂.
sihlepe n3s. guard, protector.
silehdi vt. to guard or protect through the use of magic.
siliakan num. thirty. see ehk₁.
siliel num. three. see el₂.
silik n. silk. [Eng.]
silika num. three. see ka₂.
silikap num. three. see kap.
silikis num. three. see kis₁.
silimen num. three. see men₃.
silimwodol num. three. see mwodol.
silimwut num. three. see mwut₂.
silinder n. cylinder, of an engine. [Eng.]
silingoul num. thirty. see ngoul.
silipa num. three. see pa₃.
silipak num. three. see pak₁.
silipali num. three. see pali₁.
silipar num. three. see par₂.
siliper n. silver. [Eng.]
silipit num. three. see pit₂.
silipoar num. three. see poar₁.
silipwong num. three. see pwong.
silipwoat num. three. see pwoat.
silipwuloi num. three. see pwuloi.
silira num. three. see ra.
silihsek num. thirty. see eisek.
silisel num. three. see sel₂.
silisou num. three. see sou₄.
silisop num. three. see sop₂.
silidip num. three. see dip.
silidun num. three. see dun.
silite num. three. see te.
silitumw num. three. see tumw₁.
siliwel num. three. see wel₂.
siluh num. three. see -u.
siluhmw num. three. see umw₂.
sillep num. three. see lep.
sim vt. to gather up rope, to coil rope.
simaht adj. smart, intelligent. [Eng.]
simekiri vi. to be closed, of a charge account. [Jap. shimekiri]
simend, also siment. n. cement, concrete, mortar; filling, of a tooth. [Eng.]
siment n. see simend.
simihs, also semihs. 1. n. slip, chemise. 2. vi. to wear a slip or chemise. [Eng.]
simihden n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₁) cultivar.
simpung n. newspaper. [Jap. shinbun]
simw vi. neut. to swarm; to seize food at a feast, done by a large group of people. simwih, vt.
sihmw n. the seizure of yams at a funeral feast.
simwih vt. to swarm on; to seize food at a feast, done by a large group of people. simw, vi.
sihn₁ n. scene, as in a play; a stage setting. [Eng.]
sihn₂ n. gene. [Eng.]
sinakoke n. synagogue; chapel, used by Protestants. [Eng.]
sinahni archaic. n. kava, Piper methysticum .
sineipw n. an island in a river or stream.
sinek n. snake. [Eng.]
sino n. snow. [Eng.]
sinom vi. to sink in; to penetrate, to pierce.
sinopwunopw, also nopwunopw. adj. fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.
sinse n. ginger ale. [Eng. ginger]
sinter n. butterfly lily, Hedychium coronarium, Hedychium flavescens; ginger, Zingiber officinale. [Eng.]
sing 1. vi. to fart. 2. n. fart. singid, vt.
Singapohr n. Singapore. [Eng.]
singiles n. T-shirt, singlet. [Eng.]
singid vt. to fart at. sing, vi.
sihp₁ vi. to shave. [Eng.] sihpih₁, vt.
sihp₂ 1. n. a sieve. 2. vi. neut. to strain in a sieve. [Eng.] sihpih₂, vt.
sipai, also supai. 1. vi. to spy; to describe in detail. 2. n. spy, secret agent; skit, a theatrical sketch. [Eng.] sipaih, supaih, vt.
sipaih, also supaih. vt. to spy on. [sipai <Eng.]
sipaining n. spy, secret agent. [Eng. ? spying]
sipaider n. spider, generically. [Eng.]
sipal vi. to cross over an obstacle; to skip, as a grade in school or a title.
sipalla meing. vi. to die.
Sipein n. Spain. [Eng.]
sihpek meing. vi. to sneeze. cf. asi₁.
sipel vi. to spell. [Eng.] sipelih, vt.
sipehl n. spelling. [sipehl <Eng.]
sipele vt. to go beyond, to exceed, to surpass, to overtake.
sipelih vt. to spell. [sipel <Eng.] sipel, vi.
sihpene vi. to get dark (when the sun goes down).
siperu vi. to slide into a base, in baseball; less commonly, to slip and fall. [Jap. suberu]
siped vt. to shake out with a snapping motion; to brush off. sipisip, vi.
sipedala vt. to discard a batch of kava in preparation for making another.
sipedek n. the act of ejecting or discarding.
sihpih₁ vt. to shave. [sihp₁ <Eng.] sihp₁, vi.
sihpih₂ vt. to strain in a sieve. [sihp₂ <Eng.] sihp₂, vi.
sipilis n. syphilis; any venereal disease. [Eng.]
sipilisda vi. to have syphilis; to have a venereal disease.
sipiring₁ n. spring, as a coil spring. [Eng.]
sipiring₂ n. T-shirt, singlet. [Jap. ?]
sipisip 1. vi. to fish with a throw line; to be shaken out with a snapping motion; to be brushed off. 2. n. throw line fishing. siped, vt.
sipihdo adj. speedy, fast. [Jap. supīdo]
sipuwer archaic. vi. to trim hair at or below the base of the neck.
sippwu n. tip, in baseball. [Jap. ?]
sihpw₁ n. chief magistrate. [Eng. chief]
sihpw₂ n. sheep. [Eng.]
sipwe vt. to hold in contempt; to refuse to obey.
sipwihrek, also sipwuhrek. meing. n. the top of a drinking coconut. cf. mesen uhpw.
sipwuhrek, also sipwihrek. meing. n. the top of a drinking coconut. cf. mesen uhpw.
sihr₁ n. a throwing stick, typically a reed, used in the game peisihr.
sihr₂ archaic. n. justice, safety, security. Sihr nek kapwung. Justice will prevail.
siraik n. strike, in baseball. [Jap. sutoraiku < Eng.]
sirahk vi. to sit with one's legs spread wide.
sirang adj. ray-like, fanning, kinky, ruffled.
sirangarang adj. ray-like, pointing in all directions.
sirangarangada vi. to express anger or surprise.
sirangk n. cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored. [Ger. Schrank]
sirangkau adj. said of one who ignores others. [Jap. shirankao] sirangkawe, vt.
sirangkawe vt. to ignore. [Jap. shirankao] sirangkau, adj.
sirarahi 1. meing. vi. to cough. 2. n. cough. 1. Sapwellimw siraraio doar. The Nahnmwarki’s coughing is worse.
sirei vi. to smile.
sihriel n. cereal. [Eng. cereal]
siring vt. to shout at someone to stop him from doing something.
sirop n. syrup. [Eng. syrup]
sirkumsais 1. vi. to be circumcised. 2. n. circumcision. [Eng.] sirkumsaisih, vt.
sirkumsaisih vt. to circumcise. [sirkumsais <Eng.] sirkumsais, vi.
sis₁ vi. to speak with an accent; to utter words or syllables.
sis₂ vi. to shiver.
sihs₁ n. utterance of speech. [Eng.]
sisel 1. n. chisel. 2. vi. to chisel. [Eng.] sisele, vt.
sisele vt. [sisel <Eng.] see sisel.
sisenando n. a yam cultivar.
Sises Krais, also Iesus Krisdus. n. Jesus Christ, used by Protestants. [Eng.]
siset n. scissors. [Eng.]
sisipwai meing. n3s. nose.
sispando 1. n. brassiere, bra. 2. vi. to wear a brassiere or bra. [Jap. chichibanda < chibusabando]
sisdem, also sisidem. n. system, such as a stereo system or an entertainment system.
sidail n. style. [Eng.]
sidailen adj. stylish, fashionable.
sidakin 1. n. stockings, socks. 2. vi. to wear stockings or socks. [Eng.]
sidamp 1. n. a stamp, trademark. 2. vi. to be stamped. [Eng.] sidampih, vt.
sidampih vt. to stamp. [sidamp <Eng.] sidamp, vi.
sidahs 1. n. starch. 2. vi. neut. to starch. [Eng.] sidahsih, vt.
sidahsih vt. [sidahs <Eng.] see sidahs.
sidihma n. steamer. [Eng.]
sidiraik n. strike, in baseball. [Eng.]
sihdiro, also sihdro. vi. to be embarrassed by the unexpected.
sidohp n. stove. [Eng.]
sidohsa n. automobile, car. [Jap. jidōsha]
sidohwa, also sdohwa. n. store, shop. [Eng.]
sihdnaip n. sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger. [Eng. sheath knife]
sihdro, also sihdiro. vi. to be embarrassed by the unexpected.
sihwan slang. adj. big shot. [Eng. C-1, with reference to the civil service pay scale used during the era of the Trust Territory government]
so vi. to be saturated.
soh sent. adv. no.
soh douluhl interj. Absolutely not!
soh medel interj. Absolutely not!
soh pwise sou interj. Not worth a shit!
soh douluhl interj. Absolutely not!
soepwel, also seuepwel. 1. adj. irresponsible, negligent, careless. 2. n. irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.
soher neg. no longer; used only in combination with the aspect marker pahn₁. I soher pahn kohla. I will no longer go.
sohiahia 1. n. heartburn; acid reflux. 2. vi. to have heartburn, to experience acid reflux. cf. [meing] lipahrekerek.
sohiak n. a yam that has grown for two years, the second sprouting of a yam, after the vine dies off the first time.
soiu₁ n. soy sauce. [Jap. shōyu]
soik vi. to politely refuse an offer.
soikala vt. to reject, to totally refuse, to veto.
soire adj. unlimited, infinite.
soisoi adj. favored, cherished, beloved, of a child or pet.
sou₁ n. (3sg. sowi, sawi) exogamous, matrilineal clan.
sou₂ vi. to move, to change residence.
sou₃ vi. to be made, of a fire. saun, vt.
sou₄ num. cl. used to count piles of feces. pwise pahsou four piles of feces.
sou₅ neg. not, used in negative questions. Ke sou pwangadahr? Haven't you gotten tired?
sou₆ n. (3sg. sowi) afterbirth.
sou₇ n. submerged coral reef located within the barrier reef.
sou₈ archaic. n. sun.
sou₉, also seu. n. hump, pile.
sou-₁ aff. derivational prefix meaning 'an expert at' or 'a practioner of', used to form nouns from verbs. kohp to prophesy, soukohp prophet.
sou-₂ verb. pref. a negative prefix meaning not in the sense of 'the opposite of'. mwahu good, soumwahu ill.
souapwal n. blood brother, one fed at the same breast as a child.
Souiap n. the master magician in Yap who sent Wahrikidam to retrieve his pet bird from Pohnpei.
souitar, also seuitar. 1. n. deficiency. 2. adj. deficient.
sohuhk 1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net from shore to shore in a large semicircle. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.
soukautih, also seukautih. adj. unconcerned, carefree.
Soukampwul, also Soukoampwul. n. the title of Saudeleur's messenger.
soukepir n. a male master of the dance called kepir.
Soukise n. see Soukisehnleng.
Soukitti n. the ruler of central Kitti before the reunification of the state in the late eighteenth century; the holder of this title became the first Nahnmwarki of Kitti during the reign of Isokelekel.
soukohp n. prophet.
Soukoampwul, also Soukampwul. n. the title of Saudeleur's messenger.
soulap n. (3sg. soulepe) wife's mother, all women one's wife calls mother; for women, the husband of all females called child.
soulapih vt. to make , to create.
soulek n. an expert in castration.
Souleng n. Christian.
soulepeu 1. adj. insensitive; arrogant. 2. n. insensitivity; arrogance.
Soulik n. a title.
Soulik en And n. the ruler of And atoll.
Soulik en Sapawas n. a title.
Soulik en Soledi n. a title.
Soulik en Dol n. a title.
soulikilik, also seulikilik. 1. adj. untrustworthy; unreliable. 2. n. untrustworthiness; unreliablility.
soulipilipil 1. adj. accepting, not choosy. 2. n. the state of being not accepting or not choosy.
soumahk₁ adj. bold, brazen, insensitive.
Soumaka n. a title.
soumaleu vi. to prepare an uhmw, so that it is ready to be lit. soumalewe, vt.
soumalewe vt. see soumaleu.
Soumas n. head of a clan; chief of a section of land; member of the clan of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken; master of a house, store, etc.
Soumas en Kousapw, also Kaunen Kousapw. n. chief of a section (kousapw).
Soumadau n. a title.
soumet n. rot, decay.
soumetla vi. to rot. Mahio soumetla. The breadfruit is rotting.
soumoahl n. the principal kava stone in a nahs, from which the Nahnmwarki is served.
soumw, also sohmw. n. mangrove spp., Bruguiera conjugate and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza.
soumwahu 1. n. sickness, disease, illness. 2. adj. sick, diseased, ill. cf. [meing] sounei, luhmwuhmw, kepinsalehd, kepelsalehd.
soumwahu en wai n. cold, flu. vi. to have a cold or the flu.
soumwahula vi. to become chronically ill. Liho sohla kohseli pwe e soumwahula. The lady no longer goes around because she has become chronically ill.
soumwahu en lih 1. n. menstruation. 2. vi. to menstruate.
soumwahu en mohngiong 1. n. heart disease. 2. vi. to have heart disease. 1. Soumwahu en mohngiong kemelahr mehn Pohnpei tohto. Heart disease has killed many Pohnpeians.
soumwahu en mwasahl 1. n. hernia. 2. vi. to have a hernia.
soumwahu en nan mpwei 1. n. ulcers. 2. vi. to have ulcers.
soumwahu en ntalaud, also ntalaud. 1. n. high blood pressure, with symptoms sometimes including dizziness and nausea. 2. vi. to have high blood pressure.
soumwahu en pohnpei 1. n. any disease caused by magic. 2. vi. to have a disease caused by magic.
soumwahu en suke 1. n. diabetes. 2. vi. to have diabetes.
soumwahu en wai 1. n. cold, flu. 2. vi. to have a cold or the flu.
soumwahu en wol 1. n. any illness believed to be caused by excessively hard work. 2. vi. to have such an illness.
soumwahu karakar 1. n. fever. 2. vi. to have a fever.
soumwahula vi. to become chronically ill. Liho sohla kohseli pwe e soumwahula. The lady no longer goes around because she has become chronically ill.
Soumwaroh, also Samworo. n. a traditional high priest.
soumwet n. farmer.
soun n. practitioner of; this word is typically written attached to the word it precedes.
Soun Kitti, also Isohn Kitti. n. a ruling subclan of the Dipwinmen in central Kitti prior to the unification wars of the late eighteenth century.
soun nahnpil n. narrow flood plain.
Souna n. a section (kousapw) in U.
sounapwalih vt. to care for.
sounek, also sohnek. vi. to strain, to push while holding one's breath. E sounek en pek. He strained to defecate.
souneliel n. masseur, masseuse, one who practices the art of massage for its healing powers.
sounet vi. to play a game involving pretending.
Souniap n. an extinct clan.
sounouremen n. dreamer.
sounkamakam n. torturer. Ih sounkamakam men. He's a torturer.
sounkamehlel n. witness; mediator in a conflict.
sounkamour Biblical. n. savior.
sounkanekid n. treasurer.
sounkapakap n. prayer leader.
sounkapahndil n. an intermediary for a boy and a girl.
sounkapohl Biblical. n. peacemaker, mediator.
sounkaraun n. false accuser.
sounkasawih n. soothsayer, fortune teller.
sounkadeik Biblical. n. the role of God as judge in the last judgement; judge.
sounkadehde n. witness.
sounkadip n. prosecutor, public prosecutor, accuser, tattletale.
sounkatieni n. one who is possessed by a spirit.
Sounkawad n. a clan; the clan of the Nahnmwarki of Sokehs and Nett.
sounkaweid n. advisor.
sounkawehwe n. interpreter.
sounkeneitik n. midwife.
sounkeseu n. laboratory technician, medical examiner; judge, in a competition; reviewer; customs agent.
Sounkili n. an extinct clan.
Sounkiroun n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
sounkoul n. singer; in the Protestant church, a song leader.
sounkoupwung, also sounkopwung. n. judge, in court.
sounkoupwung en wehi, also sounkopwung en wehi. n. a local judge; a municipal judge.
sounkoupwung lapalap, also sounkopwung lapalap. n. the chief justice of a supreme court.
sounkolukol n. the person who holds the cup during the preparation of kava.
sounkomour n. savior.
sounkopwung, also sounkoupwung. n. judge, in court.
sounkopwung en wehi, also sounkoupwung en wehi. n. a local judge; a municipal judge.
sounkopwung lapalap, also sounkoupwung lapalap. n. the chief justice of a supreme court. Sounkopwung lapalap me pahn mwohdang kopwungo. The chief justice will preside at the court hearing.
sounkosetipw n. soothsayer.
sounkohwa n. deacon; in the Protestant church, a rank above elter and below sounpadahk.
sounlaid n. fisherman.
sounlek, also soulekelek. n. castrator; one who inflicts ornamental scarification on others.
sounlih n. lihli maker.
sounlokaia n. spokesman.
sounmahlen n. painter. [mahlen <Ger.]
Sounmaraki n. a clan, now extinct.
sounmwadong n. player, athlete; actor, actress.
sounne n. one who is in charge of distributing food at a kamadipw.
sounnet n. store clerk.
Sounpalienpil , also Sounpelienpil. n. a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.
sounpapah n. a servant.
sounpar 1. n. year. 2. n. (3sg. sounpere) age. cf. [meing] timwen paipenleng.
sounpadahk n. teacher; in the Protestant church, a rank above sounkohwa and below wahnpoaron.
sounpei n. soldier.
sounpein nansapw n. army.
Sounpelienpil, also Sounpalienpil. n. a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.
Sounpepidais, also Sohnpepidais. Biblical. n. John the Baptist. [Eng.]
sounpiah n. the preparer of the coconut cream for lihli.
sounpok n. batter, in baseball.
sounpwal n. surgeon.
Sounpwok n. a clan, customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Madolenihmw; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen clan.
sounpwong n. month; moon.
sounpwong weneu n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₁) cultivar.
sounpwopw₁ 1. vi. to mound up earth to serve as a bed for a plant. 2. n. a mound of earth that serves as a bed for a plant. sounpwopwih, vi.
sounpwopw₂ meing. n. pubis.
sounpwopwih vt. see sounpwopw₁.
Sounrakihm n. an extinct clan.
sounrar n. one who peels the breadfruit in the preparation of lihli.
sounrependip n. detective.
sounrikdaksis n. tax collector.
Sounrohi n. an extinct clan that came fron the Dipwinmen clan.
Sounsamaki n. a clan; said to have originated in Kitti from the Dipwinmen.
sounsawas n. attorney, lawyer, legal council, defender; assistant.
sounsenoh adj. unconcerned.
sounsilasil n. custodian, guardian, security guard, watchman.
sounsohngsapw n. surveyor.
sounsosohng n. surveyor, someone who does any kind of measuring.
soundaor n. defender, lawyer; savior, redeemer.
soundeidei n. tailor.
soundou₁ n. climber.
soundou₂ n. inspector.
soundolung n. harvester.
soundoar n. savior.
soundoadoahk n. expert worker, onr who plays a key role in executing customary labor.
Sountamworohi n. an extinct clan.
Sountemwen n. an extinct clan.
sountomw n. propitiator.
Sounwia Biblical. n. the Creator, God.
sounwielioal n. electrician.
sounwiemisihn n. mechanic.
sounwiengi n. dentist.
sounwinahni n. shaman, sorcerer.
sounwini n. practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.
soupai n. the first day of a funeral, when the body of the deceased is present.
Soupaip archaic. n. an ancient name for Sokehs Island.
soupal n. expert builder; expert canoe builder.
soupei n. floating reef flat, an isolated reef.
Soupeidi, also Sohpeidi. n. title holder in the Nahnmwarki line, the ranks of Noahs and above; now commonly used to mean any of the top twelve title holders in the Nahnmwarki line; anyone who is entitled to sit on the front platform of a nahs.
souper, also seuper. adj. fearless.
soupisek adj. busy.
Soupohndawas n. the guardian of the Saudeleur's residence at Pahnkedira in Nan Madol.
soupoad n. historian, one known for his knowledge of Pohnpeian history, a master story teller.
Soupwan n. a title.
soupwerik n. dance master, one known for his knowledge of Pohnpeian dances, originally the title of the master of the wehn dance.
soupwoson 1. adj. lacking faith in someone or something, cynical. 2. Biblical. adj. pagan.
Sousapeden And n. the second-ranking chief of And atoll.
souse n. master carpenter.
soused n. expert fisherman.
sousou n. (3sg. sousowi) grave, cemetery.
soudi vi. to bury in the mud, of crabs; to change residence from high ground to a valley; to settle.
soutik n. sunset, evening.
soutuk adj. everlasting.
souwar adj. unworthy.
souwas n. noon.
Souwel en Wasai n. a title.
Souwel Lapalap n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
souwen n. male master of wehn dance songs.
Souwene n. a title.
souwini, also sounwini. n. practitioner of native Pohnpeian medicine.
Souwihso n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
sok₁ vi. to take a step, to set one's footing; to land, to alight, of anything capable of flight; in the water, to touch the bottom with one's feet; of kava, to begin to have an effect on one; to settle, of liquids.
sok₂ vi. to become overgrown.
sok₃ vt. to bite, used only with reference to rats.
sohk₂ n. chalk. [Eng.]
sokamah 1. n. the rhythmic pounding of the kava stones after the kava is prepared, employed to signal to those involved in the preparation who are outside the feasthouse that the kava is ready to be served. 2. vi. to rhythmically pound a kava stone after the kava is prepared.
sohkatepe₁ adj. useless. cf. [meing] tahmwele.
sohkatepe₂ n3s. the little finger, also called the baby finger or pinky.
sohkelengsapw adj. shameless, forward. Peinakapwo me sohkelengsapw. That young lady is shameless.
sokenwol n. manly decision.
soker, also likaut. n. joker, in cards. [Eng. joker]
Sokehs n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei.
soko, also sokko. interj. Bravo! Well done! That's it! [Jap. soko]
sohko n. warehouse. [Jap. sōko]
sokolahde, also sokoled. n. chocolate. [Spa. chocolate]
sokole n. see sokolei.
sokolei, also sokole. n. a dwarf; leprechaun-like being said to dwell in the forest.
sokoled, also sokolet. n. chocolate. [Eng.]
sokolet n. see sokoled.
sokoloal meing. vi. to have something stuck in one's throat. cf. loh₂.
sokoluhla adj. impenitent.
sokon 1. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, etc.
sokopwel vi. of the roots of a plant, to be piled up with earth.
sokorohn interj. Never mind!
sokorohnki vt. to pay no attention to, to be unconcerned about. E sokorohnki en ohlo ah koasoaio. He paid no attention to that man's story.
sokko interj. Bravo! Well done! That's it! [Jap. soko]
sokmwotou vi. to sit with one's legs dangling.
sohla, also solahr. neg. no longer. I sohla soumwahu. I'm no longer sick.
sohlap adj. diluted, of a nature that it takes a lot to make a little.
Sohlap n. he name of one of the legendary characters who arrived on the third of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.
solahr, also sohla. neg. no longer. I solahr soumwahu. I'm no longer sick.
Soledi n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
sohlikih, also seulikih. vt. to distrust.
Solomon Ailan n. The Solomon Islands. [Eng.]
sohmahk adj. inexorable, relentless.
sohmaleh n. grass sp., Cyrtococcum patens.
somenongi adj. insipid, tasteless.
somedewe adj. unthinkable, unexpected. Somedewe me ohlo kak wia mwo. It is unthikable that the man could do such a thing.
sompihr n. airplane. [sohp <Eng. ship]
sompihr en doulik n. weather plane; reconnaisance plane. [sohp <Eng. ship]
sohmw, also soumw. n. mangrove spp., Bruguiera conjugate and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza.
sohmwahn, also soumwahn. neg. not at all.
sohn, also sohndi. vt. to soak; to plant yams.
sohndi vt. see sohn.
sohnek, also sounek. vi. to strain, to push while holding one's breath. E sohneken pek. He strained to defecate. cf. [meing] enginleng.
sohnsenoh adj. unconcerned, impassive, careless.
sohndi vt. see sohn.
song vt. to try, to attempt; to taste. cf. [meing] memtikih, memlangih.
sohng 1. vt. to measure, to survey. 2. n. measurement, pattern.
sohng karakar n. temperature.
song materek n. the third day of a funeral, when some men go fishing to see if the deceased will enable their catch.
sohnga n. lemon grass; a ginger cultivar. [Jap. shōga]
songaipwisi 1. n. an obstacle race. 2. vi. to run an obstacle race. [Jap. shōgaibutsu]
songosong n. temptation.
songmar 1. n. feast of preserved breadfruit. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. cf. [meing] sakalap.
songmaterek vi. to fish for the first time after someone's burial to test whether the spirit of the deceased will bring good or bad luck.
sohngsapw 1. vi. to survey land. 2. n. the activity of surveying land.
sop₁, also sup. vi. to stop by, to stop in on, to visit.
sop₂ num. cl. used in counting stalks. sehu silisop three stalks of sugarcane.
sohp n. ship. [Eng.]
sopa n. soup. [Jap. soba]
sohpai n. business. [Jap. shōbai]
sohpali adj. impartial.
sohpei- vi. to turn toward, to face. Ohlo soupeido. That man turned towards me. Sohpeido pwe kitahn koasoai. Turn toward me so we can talk.
Sohpeidi, also Soupeidi. n. title holder in the Nahnmwarki line, the ranks of Noahs and above; now commonly used to mean any of the top twelve title holders in the Nahnmwarki line; anyone who is entitled to sit on the front platform of a nahs.
sopin nanwehwe n. rocket. [sohp <Eng. ship]
sopidu n. submarine. [sohp <Eng. ship]
sopo vi. to flee.
sopohla vi. to run off with, to elope; to escape, to flee.
sopot 1. vi. to sit with one's legs extented. 2. n. a sitting position in which one's legs are extended.
sopuk, also supuk. vt. to intercept, to interrupt.
sopserek n. sailing ship. [sohp <Eng. ship]
sopw adj. saturated with pomade or hair lotion.
sohpw₁ n. a Japanese unit of measurement of area, approximately 100,000 square feet. [Jap. ?]
sohpw₂ n. soap. [Eng.]
sohpwehdi vt. to soak dirty clothes in soapy water.
sopwou n. fish sp., mangrove swamp fish, Ophiocara porocephala.
sopwoupwou adj. orphaned. Seri sopwoupwou orphaned child seri sopwoupwou orphaned child.
sohpwoson, also seupwoson. adj. skeptical.
sohpwunas vi. to be tied in a game, to play to a draw. [Jap. shōbunashi]
sohr adj. perishable, not long lasting.
sohrala vi. to vanish, to disappear.
sohrahn, also ninsohrahn. n. pre-dawn morning hours.
sorapang n. abacus. [Jap. soroban]
sohrenge adj. non-emphatic.
sohri 1. n. zories, thongs, flip-flops. 2. vi. to wear zories, thongs, or flip-flops. [Jap. zōri] sohrih, vt. cf. [meing] mwoaltehmwahu.
sohrih vt. see sohri.
Sorsia, also Sohsia. n. Georgia. [Eng.]
sos adj. stinging.
Sohseng n. Korea. [Jap. chōsen < Kor.]
soset, also soses. n. sausage. [Eng. sausage]
Sohsia, also Sorsia. n. Georgia. [Eng.]
soso vi. to burp, of a baby.
sohso n. inheritance, estate.
sosohng n. practice, rehearsal; measurement.
sohdipe adj. innocent, without sin.
sohdo 1. n. shortstop, in baseball. 2. vi. to play shortstop. [Jap. shōto < Eng.]
sohte neg. not, none, nothing. I sohte pahn mwadong. I will not play. Sohte rais wasaht. There is no rice here.
sohte lipilipil interj. It makes no difference!
sohte pwerieng interj. It's really funny!; It's really good!
sohtik adj. concentrated, of a nature that a little goes a long way, like pepper.
Sohtik n. the name of one of the legendary characters who arrived on the third of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.
sohwar adj. unworthy.
sowawi adj. lacking respect.
sohwawi adj. lacking respect.
sowe₁, also sewe. vt. to mix liquids with non-liquids; to exchange agricultural products for fish. I pahn sowehki pihl siment. I'll add water to the concrete.
sowe₂ n3s. back.
sowelihmw meing. n. broom made from the inner ribs of palm fronds.
sowi, also sewi. n. conch shell, conch shell trumpet.
sowuhk₁ n. an expert net maker.
sowuhk₂ 1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net at high tide and trapping fish as the tide recedes. 2. vi. to do this type of fishing.
soaii 1. n. tale, story. 2. vi. to tell a tale or bedtime story. soaiia, vt.
soaiia vt. to relay, to tell a tale or bedtime story. soaii, vi.
soaipoad n. legend, story based partially on fact, containing elements of truth, but recognized as fiction.
soakon, also sakon. adj. self-centered, demanding; of children, spoiled; of an infant, always crying. soakone, vt.
soakone vt. to force someone to do something, to impose one's will upon another. sakon, soakon, adj.
soakoa₁ n. hole among the rocks used as a place to defecate in.
soakoahiek adj. incompetent, incapable, incapacitated.
soahl n. salt. [Eng.]
soahle vt. to add salt to. [soahl <Eng.]
soahlehdi vt. to salt down, to preserve food by adding quantities of salt.
soaloalekeng adj. ignorant.
soallap adj. crude, in manners or action.
soahlpen sampah Biblical. adj. salt of the earth.
soan adj. aligned, arranged, settled, ordered.
soahn vi. to be wounded.
soanamas meing. vi. to relax before an activity; to await battle, of an army or any group prepared to fight.
soanamwahu adj. well-arranged; comfortable; peaceful. Dipwisou kau me soanamwahu nan pereho. The supplies are well arranged in the room. I me soanamwahu rahn wet. I feel comfortable today. Wehi me soanamwahu rahn pwukat. The chiefdom is peaceful nowadays.
soane n3s. homeland, the place one considers home; order, disposition; proper place.
soanemek adv. peaceful, tranquil. Sahpwo me soanemek. The land is peaceful.
soanemweidek 1. n. period of peace, tranquility, and prosperity. 2. vi. to experience such a period of time. 1. Kumwail pahn ahneki soanemweidek. You will have a period of peace. 2. Kitail soanemweidek pwe solahr atail pwunod oh ire kamwasepwehk. We are experiencing a period of tranquility because we have no more worries and fearsome events.
soanop n. ball of sennit.
soandi vi. to be settled. Soahng koaros soandier. Everything had been settled.
soahng n. kind, sort, type.
soangesoangen adj. a collection of different things, variety.
sohangiangi, also soangiangi. adj. weak, having no strength.
soangiangi, also sohangiangi. adj. weak, having no strength.
Soahngoro, also Sahngoro. 1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of U. 2. vi. to hold this title.
soangoar adj. desirous.
soangoare vt. to want to eat a lot of.
soar, also soahr. n. (3sg. soare) inner quality, of a person.
soaramwahu adj. having a positive or favorable image.
soaradak n. illegitimate son of a Nahnmwarki.
soahrong n. ridgepole of a building.
su 1. vi. of two marbles, to be separated by the distance of an outstretched hand in the Japanese marble game anaire. 2. num. cl. used to count handspans in the Japanese marble game anaire. [Jap. ?]
suika, also sihka. n. watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris. [Jap. suika]
suk vt. to pound. suk sakau pound kava.
suke n. sugar. [Eng.]
sukehn loangalap n. honey. Sukehn loangalap ioun selie pankeik. Honey is tasty with pancakes. [suke <Eng.]
sukehn loangalap en nanwel n. wild honey. [suke <Eng.]
sukiaki n. sukiyaki. [Jap. sukiyaki]
sukuhl 1. vi. to attend school₁. 2. n. school₁. [Eng.] sukuhlih, vt.
sukuhlih vt. to teach. [sukuhl <Eng.] sukuhl, vi.
sukumei 1. vi. to masturbate. 2. n. masturbation.
sukuhna n. schooner. [Eng.]
sukuras vi. to scratch, in pool. [Jap. sukuracchi < Eng.]
sukuru n. screw. [Eng.]
sukuruhdi vi. to stay up and party all night, literally 'to screw down'. [sukuru <Eng. screw]
sukusuk 1. vi. to pound kava. 2. n. the preparation of kava.
sukuwehia n. a carpenter's square. Kitail anahne sukuwehia. We need a carpenter's square. [Eng.]
sukrihn, also sukurihn. n. screen. [Eng.]
suksakau vi. to pound kava.
sukweia n. square, the carpenter's tool. [Jap. sukuea]
Sulai n. July. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Daulel .
sumoakodod adj. said of one who is a chain smoker.
suhmwong vi. to order. [Jap. chūmon] suhmwongih, vt.
suhmwongih vt. see suhmwong.
sumwoak vi. to smoke. [Eng.] sumwoake, vt.
sumwoake vt. [sumwoak <Eng.] see sumwoak.
sumwumw n. trochus shell, Trochus niloticus, eaten, partially protected in reserve areas.
Suhn n. June. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Masedu.
sunname n. surname. [Ger. Zuname]
sup, also sop₁. vi. to stop by, to stop in on, to visit.
supai, also sipai. 1. vi. to spy; to describe in detail; to do a play or theatrical representation. 2. n. spy, secret agent; skit, a theatrical sketch. supaih, vt.
supaih, also sipaih. vt. to spy on. [supai <Eng.] supai, vi.
supiran vi. to sing soprano. [Eng.]
supuk, also sopuk. vt. to intercept, to interrupt.
suhpw n. soup. [Eng.]
suhpwih vt. to make soup of. [suhpw <Eng.]
suhpwin Kusai n. Kosraean soup. Piahiahn uduken mwahmw doaloa rais pilen, ih me wiahda suhpwin kusai. Coconut milk mixed with fish and soupy rice constitutes Kosraean soup.
supwo n. a Japanese unit of measurement of area, approximately 36 square feet. [Jap. tsubo]
suhpwu n. innertube. [Jap. chūbu < Eng. tube]
supwuhn 1. n. spoon. 2. vi. to eat with a spoon. [Eng.] supwuhnih, vt.
supwuhnih vt. [supwuhn <Eng.] see supwuhn.
suhr vi. to sink in mud; to wade in mud.
suhre n. fish sp., great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda.
suripak vi. to jitterbug. [Eng.]
susi n. sushi. [Jap. sushi]
suhdo vt. to use judo on; to throw or toss someone. [Jap. jūdō]
sut n. suit, in cards. [Eng.]
suht 1. n. shoes. 2. vi. to wear shoes. [Eng.] suhtih, vt. cf. [meing] mwoaltehmwahu.
suhtih vt. to wear shoes. [suht <Eng.] suht, vi.
suwain n. lace, attached to the bottom of a woman's slip for decoration. [Eng. twine ?]
suwangke, also swangke. n. limeade, lemonade, sugar water. [Eng. swanky, : with the archaic meaning of beer or other poor or weak liquor]
suwei adj. boastful.
suwed 1. adj. bad. 2. n3s. badness.
skahdo 1. n. skirt. 2. vi. to wear a skirt. [Jap. sukāto < Eng.]
skengk vi. to skunk someone, to take all the tricks in a card game. [Eng.]
skohso n. airport, airfield. [Jap. hikōjō]
skuhder n. scooter, motor scooter, motorcycle. [Eng.]
skrudraipa n. screwdriver. [Jap. sukuryūdoraibā < Eng.]
spahk, also sipahk. n. spark plug. [Eng. spark]
speis 1. n. a video game. 2. vi. to play a video game. 1. I men pwainda nei speis. I want to buy a video game. 2. Kumwa men speis? Do you want to play a video game? [Eng. space]
spekedi n. spaghetti. [Eng.]
speht n. spade, in cards. [Eng.]
spihker n. speaker of the legislature. [Eng.]
spihdpwoht n. speedboat. [Eng.]
sdadi vi. to study. [Eng. study]
sdahdo 1. vi. to start. 2. n. starting line. [Eng. start < Jap. sutaato]
sdeik, also sidaik. n. steak. [Eng.]
sdop vi. to stop. [Eng.]
sdohwa, also sidohwa. n. store, shop. [Eng.]
sto slang. neg. a shortened from of sohte.
swangke, also suwangke. n. limeade, lemonade, sugar water. [Eng. swanky, with the archaic meaning of beer or other poor or weak liquor]
swihp 1. n. a card game, casino. 2. vi. to play this game. [Eng. sweep]