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U, also Uh₃. n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei; pronounced uh but spelled U in accord with an archaic spelling system that did not indicate vowel length.
-u num. cl. used in the general counting system, often associated with round objects; occurs as ieu when used as an indefinite article. uhpw riau two drinking coconuts; pwuhk ieu a book.
uh₁ n. name of the letter u, the sixth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /u/, a high back rounded vowel, and, in syllable final position, the phoneme /w/, a velar glide.
uh₂ vi. to stand, to be presented.
uhlong vi. of a long object, to point into; of a canoe, to move toward the land,.
uhda vi. to stand up.
Uh₃, also Uh₃. n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei, officially spelled U.
uh₄ vi. to boast.
uh₅ n. tide.
uh₆ n. fish trap.
uh₇ n. sharpening stone.
uh₈ archaic. adj. entire, whole, as in Pohnpeiuh.
uh loal n. high tide.
uh ngalangal n. low tide, when the bottom is exposed.
uh peipei, also uhkoas, uhkos. n. a period of time when there is little variation in the tide; a tide of average height.
uh pedeped n. low tide.
uk adj. fast₁, speedy; violent.
uk-₁ vi. to hurry up.
uk-₂ adj. steep, as of a slope.
ukada adj. steep, uphill.
ukedi adj. steep, downhill.
uhk₁ n. net.
uhk₂ vt. to urge; to lead₁. Se kohla uhkada ohlo. We went there to urge the man to go.
-uhk, also -iuk. obj. pron. you; this form of the suffix occurs after consonants. duhp to bathe, duhpuhk to bathe you.
ukalap n. large seine or net.
ukada adj. steep, uphill.
uke vt. to roll, of objects too heavy to lift.
ukedi adj. steep, downhill.
uketik n. small seine or net.
uhki vt. to stand for, to side with; to support, to agree with, to favor.
ukili vi. to recruit a woman for the purpose of prostitution.
ukinlekidek n. throw net.
ukouk 1. n. a type of net fishing, where the fisherman uses a naik in each hand. 2. vi. to fish in this manner.
uhkos, also uhkoas, uh peipei. n. a period of time when there is little variation in the tide; a tide of average height.
uhkoas n. see uhkos.
ukulehle n. ukulele. [Eng.]
ulen kidi slang. n. sausage, hot dog.
uliunleng meing. n. strand of hair. cf. pitenwel.
uhlong vi. of a long object, to point into; of a canoe, to move toward the land,.
ulopat vt. to lie adjacent to. E ulopatehng tuhkeho. He lies adjacent to a tree.
uhloak n. the name of the post located, either to the left or right to the central post (saladahn enihlap) in a nahs, depending upon which chiefdom it is in.
uluhl 1. n. pillow; small hill that is long and rounded, ridge; pile; bed, for planting. 2. vi. to use a pillow. ulung, vt. cf. [meing] derihleng, rerinpehiso.
uluhlen neh n3s. upper shin bone. cf. [meing] oaloahllap.
uluhllap meing. n. forearm. cf. uhnpeh.
ulung vt. to use as a pillow. uluhl, vi.
ulung en kieil n. fern spp., Davallia embolostegia or Davallia solida, used medicinally.
ulunge poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for pillows or things used as pillows.
ulungen wehi n. New Guinea starfish.
ulungedi vt. to obstruct. Soulik ulungedi arail doadoahk. Soulik obstructed their work.
ulupang vi. to lie₂ on one's side. Se diar ah ulupang nan ahlo. We found him lying on his side on the road.
ullap n. (3sg. ullepe) uncle, of the same clan; any person one's mother would call brother.
ullapitik n. maternal uncle, mother's youngest brother. Ullaptiki ohl. That man is my mother's younger brother.
umepwosi n. pickled plum. [Jap. umeboshi]
umpang vt. to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra; to carry. [Jap. unpan]
umw₁ vi. neut. to bake in an uhmw. umwun₁, vt.
umw₂ num. cl. used in counting yams and bananas. kehp isuhmw seven yams.
uhmw n. a traditional Pohnpeian oven made of loose stones that are heated and placed on the ground around the food to be baked; to bring an uhmw means to bring a set of contributions to a kamadipw that includes one pig, one yam attached to a pole or one bundle of breadfruit, and one kava.
umwulap 1. n. a type of medical treatment during which the patient inhales the smoke or vapors of a mixture of various plants, usually by sitting under a sheet or blanket with the medicinal mix being heated by a hot stone or water. 2. vi. to undergo this type of treatment.
umwulap en kau 1. n. an umwulap treatment for conditions that might have been caused by harmful magic or sorcery. 2. vi. to undergo this type of treatment.
umwule n. fish sp., forktail rabbitfish, Siganus argenteus.
umwun₁ vt. to bake in an uhmw. umw₁, vi.
umwun₂ n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.
umwun edied 1. n. a feast held immediately before going to war; at this gathering, warriors were often expected to eat only partly cooked rats, dogs, and in more modern times, pigs, as a sign of their resolve and courage. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
umwun kaunop n. an uhmw made on Saturday in preparation for Sunday.
umwun kehmpwon 1. n. the second feast of the yam season, usually in August or September, representing a notification that people have eaten yams only in unsliced form; whole cooked tubers are presented. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
umwun kepinwar 1. n. feast given for someone departing, a farewell feast. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
umwun kidi n. an uhmw containing only dog.
umwun liksapw n. a feast for someone departing.
umwun luhwenmei 1. n. the last feast of the breadfruit season, employing breadfruit of the meinsahrek type, signaling the end of the breadfruit season and the beginning of isol. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
umwun maikol n. an uhmw containing only maikol.
umwun mwurilik 1. n. death feast, given after the burial. 2. vi. to give this feast.
umwun neitik 1. n. feast given after the birth of a child, normally on the fourth day. 2. vi. to give this feast.
umwun pelien kehp 1. n. fourth feast of the yam season, occuring in September, in which cooked divided tubers are used tribute; serves as notification that yams have grown large enough to be divided and cooked. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
umwun peneinei n. family feast.
umwun darak 1. n. feast for a Nahnmwarki suffering from a grave illness. 2. vi. to give this feast.
umwunkoanoat 1. n. honorary feast for a Nahnmwarki. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
umwunmei n. an uhmw containing only breadfruit.
umwunsak 1. n. honorary feast for a Nahnken. 2. vi. to prepare a feast for a Nahnken.
uhn n. group, cluster of, bunch of.
uhn kehp, also ohn kehp. n. vine of a yam, used medicinally.
uhn palahi, also kehmpalahi, ohdek₂. n. a sp. of wild yam, palahi, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; called uhn palahi only when it is in the ground.
unahnihn kaus eni 1. n. a magical spell used to cast out an angry spirit or the ghost of an ancestor. 2. vi. to perform this activity.
une n. mounded row, as in a garden. [Jap. une]
uhneipwa n. an eloquent public speaker, a master spokesperson.
unkolahr vi. to be nearly finished.
uhnpeh n3s. forearm. cf. [meing] uluhllap.
unsek adj. entire, whole, unanimous, complete; normal.
undeng 1. vi. to drive. 2. n. driver. [Jap. unten] undengih, vt.
undengih vt. see undeng.
undohkai n. athletic meet. [Jap. undōkai]
uhntil n. (3sg. uhntile) handle, as for a bucket.
unge n. Allophylus ternatus; use for medicine and to make fishing nets.
up vt. to cover or shield oneself from the weather, to cover oneself with a sheet, etc. when in bed. upuhp, vi. cf. [meing] moaroape.
upada vt. to raise a cover of some type to take cover from the rain.
uhp n. plant sp., derris root, Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.
uhp kitik n. vine sp., used for poisoning fish.
uhpah vt. to serve, to pay tribute to the soupeidi.
uhpaup vi. to poison fish. uhpe, vt.
uhpal vi. to take sides, often used negatively, implying support for improper conduct; prejudiced, biased. uhpalih, vt.
uhpalih vt. to take sides with, to be prejudiced against, to be biased against. uhpal, vi.
upada vt. to raise a cover of some type to take cover from the rain. cf. [meing] keumarepada.
uhpe vt. to poison fish. uhpaup, vi.
uhpen iap, also uhpen palau. n. plant sp., Callicarpa candicans ponapensis used for poisoning fish.
uhpen palau n. see uhpen iap.
uhpene vi. to compete; to disagree with one another; to run against another, as in an election.
upenei n. vine sp., used for poisoning fish.
uhpoar, also peupoar. 1. vi. to take sides. 2. adj. prejudiced, biased. 1. I pahn uhpoariki lahpo. I'll take sides with that guy.
upuhp 1. vi. to be covered by a sheet, as for bedding. 2. n. a sheet, as for bedding; cover, a leaf used as protection against the rain. up, vt. cf. [meing] moaroap.
uhpw n. drinking coconut. cf. [meing] pehn, pwihleng.
uhpwel vi. neut. to pile earth around the roots of a plant. uhpwelih, vt.
uhpwelih vt. see uhpwel.
upwud, also opwud. n. (3sg. upwude) new leaf.
upwudenkod, also opwudenkod. meing. n3s. clitoris. cf. tohl.
Upwudenmei n. a subclan of the Dipwinpahnmei, once the ruling subclan of Madolenihmw.
Upwuten Pahini n. the former senior subclan of the Dipwinmen clan.
ur vi. to wade, as in water or tall grass. urak₁, vt.
ur- vt. to gather palm fronds for thatch. I pahn urodo ei parem. I'll gather my nipa palm fronds.
uhr₁, also urenna, wirenna. n. spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.
uhr₂ n. post, pole, pillar, column.
uraur vi. to make a spashing sound, as when walking in water.
urak₁ vt. to wade, as in water or tall grass. ur, vi.
urak₂ vt. to lap₃ up.
urak₃, also wurak. meing. vt. to drink; to accept atonement, as part of a tohmw ceremony. cf. nim.
uralap n. main supporting posts of a house.
uramai, also uremei. 1. meing. n. feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone. 2. vi. to give this feast. uramaih, vt.
uramaih, also uremeih. meing. vt. to dedicate a new kava stone.
uhramwahu adj. having good timing; having arrived at the proper time.
uhran vt. to wait for an event, to check on something and then return to another activity. cf. [meing] kehdiede.
uhrahn vi. to have sexual intercourse during daylight hours.
urahdek, also ruwahdek. 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. urahdeki, vt.
urahdekih, also ruwahdekih. vt. to pull, to drag. urahdek, vi.
urahdied meing. adj. jealous, usually with reference to one's spouse. cf. luwakahk.
uhre n3s. muscle of a clam, used for closing the shell.
uhrelleng meing. n. mat, used as a cover; sheet, as for bedding. cf. tehi.
uremei, also uramai. 1. meing. n. feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone. 2. meing. vi. to give this feast. 1. Uremei ehu mwo. That is a dedication. 2. Iahd kumwail pahn uremei. When are you dedicating your new kava stone? uremeih, vt.
uremeih, also uramaih. meing. vt. to dedicate a new kava stone. uremei, vi.
uhren uhpw n. the soft upper part of the shell of the coconut, at a certain growth stage.
uhrenloak n. a post located in a feasthouse on the right side of the main platform (when facing it), where the main platform meets the side platform.
urenna, also uhr₁, wirenna. n. spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.
uresed meing. vi. to walk on the reef, implying to a destination a considerable distance away, to hike. cf. sapal.
uhredi, also uhridi. vt. to collect palm fronds for thatch.
uridi vi. to end the rhythmic pounding of a kava stone, preceding the preparation of kava.
uhridi, also uhredi. vt. to collect palm fronds for thatch.
uritik n. a secondary supporting post of a house.
urompw vi. to drag something in the water that creates a drag on a canoe or boat.
urompwida vi. to sprout.
urohs 1. n. skirt, half-slip. 2. vi. to wear a skirt or half-slip. [Jap. zurōsu < Eng. drawers]
urohs en Pohnpei 1. n. an elaborately designed, machine-sewn, appliquéd or embroidered skirt. 2. vi. to wear such a skirt.
uroamoar vi. to wade or walk on the reef. cf. sapal.
Uruluk, also Oroluk. n. a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.
uruhr 1. archaic. n. laughter, happiness. 2. vi. to laugh, happy.
us vt. to pull out, to pluck, to vote for. usuhs, vi.
usasang vt. to pull from, to unplug.
uhs n. float, as for a fishing net.
uhs uhs n. a chase call used when hunting deer or wild pigs.
usalis vi. to pluck whiskers, as with tweezers, shells, or fish scales. cf. [meing] kameimeiso.
usasang vt. to pull from, to unplug.
use n. grass sp., Cyperus javanicus, a perennial sedge that grows to a height of approx. three feet.
uhse vt. to continue an activity; to relay, as a message; to extend. Uhsehla pakairo ong Soulik. Relay the message to Soulik.
usehi vt. to pull out, as a knife from a sheath.
usekesek, also wisekesek. adj. wet. cf. [meing] mwoluhdingiding.
uhsepe n3s. continuation, extension.
usepehi n. a cork-like wood that drifts into Pohnpei, used as a surface to rub on when making ngkoal (rather than the leg), also used as a cork for fishing or to plug a bottle or a hole in a boat.
uhsepengepenge vt. to relay information that one is not sure of.
usol, also wusol. n. (3sg. usole) scrotum; baby boy.
usolendong, also wusolendong. n. the starchy growth found near decaying dohng trees, formerly exported to Japan where it was used in the manufacture of drugs.
usolmat₁, also wusolmat₁. 1. n. mature male pig; a derogatory term for filariasis. 2. interj. an insult.
usolmat₂, also wusolmat₂, masikisik. n. Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata, considered a noxious weed.
usolpali, also wusolpali. n. a man or pig having only one testicle.
usoar vi. to apply oil or lotion to ones hair or skin. usoare, vt.
usoare vt. see usoar.
usu n. star, starfish.
usukek vi. to be slightly taller, higher, longer, etc. Soulik ekis usukeksang Lepen. Soulik is slightly taller than Lepen.
usukekida vi. to jerk up.
usukekpeseng vi. to be pulled from the joint, as a bone or a pipe. Pehie usukekpeseng. My arm was pulled out of joint.
Usuhn Rahn, also Usuhrahn. n. Venus, the morning star.
usup, also weisip. vt. to be splashing water towards an object, to be moistened, to be sprayed. usupih, vt.
usupih, also weisipih. vt. to splash water towards an object, to moisten, to spray.
Usuhrahn, also Usuhn Rahn. n. Venus, the morning star.
usuhs 1. vi. to vote. 2. n. election, raffle, lottery, vote. us, vt.
usuwarih, also usuwere. vt. to strain one's neck to see something. usuwer, vi.
usuwer vi. to strain one's neck to see. usuwarih, usuwere, vt.
usuwere, also usuwarih. vt. to strain one's neck to see something. usuwer, vi.
uskomwkomw meing. vi. to pluck gray whiskers. cf. uspwetepwet.
uspwetepwet vi. to pluck grey hair or whiskers. cf. [meing] uskomwkomw, ustepwetepw, kemeimeiso.
ustepwetepw meing. vi. to pluck grey hair. cf. uspwetepwet.
uhd, also ihd₁. vt. to take one's turn to.
uhda vi. to stand up. cf. [meing] ninlengda, keuhleng.
uhdak₁ n. (3sg. uhdake) native, one indigenous to an area; native land, homeland, country of origin. Irail eri sapahllahng nan uhdakarail. They then returned to their native land.
uhdak₂ n. the name of the post located to the right of the post located at the center of the main platform (saledenleng).
udamwer meing. vi. to cry, to weep, to moan. cf. seng, mauk.
udahn, also uhdahn. sent. adv. certainly, really, definitely, truly. Pohnpei uhdahn lingan. Pohnpei is truly beautiful.
uhdahn sent. adv. Pohnpei uhdahn lingan. Pohnpei is truly beautiful. see udahn.
uhdatohr, also uhtohr. 1. adj. independent. 2. n. independence.
udeuloal archaic. adj. increasing or enhancing family wealth, said of one who has female offspring. Dipwisou kan pahn udeudeuloal. Resources will be maintained.
udeudeuloal archaic. vi. to increase, of family wealth, due to female offspring. udeudeuloale, vt.
udeudeuloale vt. see udeudeuloal.
udeudeudelik archaic. vi. to decrease, of family wealth, due to male offspring. udeudeudelikih, vt.
udeudelik archaic. adj. decreasing or reducing family wealth, said of one who has male offspring. Atail dipwisou kat pahn udeudelikla. Our resources will be decreasing.
udenmaih vi. see udenmeih.
udenmeih, also udenmaih. vi. to float in space; to spread, of sound.
udenmelda vi. to be sexually stimulated by foreplay.
udenmwel 1. meing. adj. happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable. 2. vi. to indulge in enjoyable activities. 1. Mwohnsapw udeudenmwel. Mwohnsapw is indulging in enjoyable activities. cf. nsenamwahu.
Udenngar n. a legendary man who was a partner of Luhk Nahnsapwe.
uhdi vi. to stop, of a moving object, to cease an action; to yield; to point the top of something that is below.
udiahl Biblical. vt. to observe, to watch, to behold. cf. kilang.
udipe, also widipe. n. footstool.
udong n. noodle. [Jap. udon]
uduk n. (3sg. uduke) meat, flesh, muscle; Biblically, human or sex.
udukan adj. having an abundance of meat, having a meaty appearance, of people, animals, and fish (desirable on Pohnpei).
uduken kow n. beef. I iouki uduken kow. I like beef. [Eng. cow]
uduken masalepei n. one who faints at the sight of blood.
uht n. banana, Musa sp., a generic term for a large number of cultivars, the leaves of which are used for a variety of purposes, including the preparation of medicine and covering an uhmw; bananas are sometimes ingested as a means of removing fish bones caught in the throat; banana fibers of certain cultivars were traditionally used for weaving cloth, a skill which is no longer practiced.
uht kapakap n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
uht laud, also utin kuam. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, possibly the same as utin menihle.
uht piahia n. a dish made of cooked bananas (peeled or unpeeled), cooked in coconut cream.
uht rais, also kudud, kirihm. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
uht sukusuk, also lihlihn uht. n. a dish made by boiling peeled or unpeeled bananas (typically utin Ruk or inahsio), after which they are mashed and mixed with coconut milk.
uht tikitik, also utin menihle. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, thought by some to be from Manila. possibly the same as utin kuam.
uter 1. vi. to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor. 2. n. any food prepared in this manner. utere, vt.
utere vt. to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor. uter, vi.
utiak n. generic name for a group of banana cultivars, eaten both raw and cooked.
utiak en angaur, also utiak en palau. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utiak en palau, also utiak en angaur. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utiak en pohnpei n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utimwas n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.
utimwot n. a banana cultivar.
utin iap n. a banana cultivar from Yap, mostly eaten cooked; highly esteemed, can be offered to paramount chiefs.
utin kerenis, also kirou rohi. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked, from Kapingamarangi.
utin kouruhr, also peleu₂. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked, said to ripen faster if you smile at it.
utin kuam, also uht laud. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, thought by some to be from Guam, possibly the same as utin menihle or uht tikitik.
utin lihli , also ilario. n. a banana culivar, mostly eaten cooked.
utin menihle, also uht tikitik. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, thought by some to be from Manila. possibly the same as utin kuam.
utin pihsi n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, from Fiji.
utin ruk, also poupoulap₂, akihna. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked, from Chuuk.
utin seipahn, also inahsio. n. a banana cultivar, from Saipan, mostly eaten cooked.
utin wai, also utin wai mwotomwot. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw.
utin wai mwotomwot n. see utin wai.
utindol, also utidol. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utinwel, also tikahp, utisel. n. banana sp., Musa textilis, usually eaten cooked.
utipe n. support, brace; footstool.
utisel, also tikahp, utinwel. n. banana sp., Musa textilis, mostly eaten cooked.
utidol, also utindol. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
uhtohr, also uhdatohr. 1. adj. independent. 2. n. independence.
utuhn nahna n. base of a mountain.
utun ngih, also oton ngih. n3s. gums, of the teeth. cf. [meing] katengeniot.
utuhnpil n. source, of a river or a stream.
utung vt. to prop up, to hold up, to support. utuht, vi.
utuht 1. vi. to be propped up, to be held up, to be supported. 2. n. support. utung, vt.
utuwi n3s. source of a river or stream, upstream.
uwako, also wako. vi. to gag. cf. [meing] wahloal.
uwe₁ n3s. size, amount, quantity. Ia uwe? How big is it?
uwe₂ n3s. residue.
uwenrahn meing. adj. intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp. cf. loalekeng.
uhweng vt. to oppose, to disagree with; to go against.
uhweng kosonned vi. to be illegal, to do something illegal.
uwehda vt. to compare the size of someone or something in relation to someone or something else. Ia uwehda ngehi? How big is it in relation to me?
uhwoas vi. to cut ivory palm fronds for thatch.