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ma   conj. if. Ma ke pahn laid, ah ke ndahdo pwe i pahn iang. If you are going fishing, let me know so that I join in.

mah   adj. old, aged; ripe. cf. [meing] likeilap.

mai₁   n. stone or coral fish trap.

mai₂   adj. skillful. [Jap. umai]

mahi   n. the generic name for breadfruit; a major food source that is also used for building canoes, carvings, medicine, and glue; the inner-bark was once used to make women's clothing. Artocarpus altilis and Artocarpus mariannensis, the latter also identified as meipa or meikole.

mahi mat, also meimat.   n. soft, ripe breadfruit, favored by older people who have difficulty chewing.

maiai   adj. unlucky, unfortunate; energetically, powerfully.

maiauda, also maiouda.   vi. to be relieved, to be free from encumbrances, to be free from worry.

maiouda   vi. see maiauda.

maikol   n. overripe breadfruit; breadfruit that has been ripened for three days and two nights by the dokomei method.

Maikoronesia   n. Micronesia. [Eng.]

mahil   n. of the tide, to be low early in the morning. Uhet mahil. The tide is low this morning.

maile, also limaile.   n. ghost that causes dizziness and vertigo.

maing   n. sir, madam.

maingih, also meingih.   vt. to speak to another using respect forms of speech. meing₁, vi.

maipwon, also meipwon.   adj. virgin, pure, undefiled.

maoakani   n. mahogany. [Eng.]

mahu   n. fish spp., any bluish parrotfish.

mahu pwul   n. fish sp., parrotfish, possibly another name for lidoi.

mahu toal   n. fish sp., tan-faced parrotfish.

mahuenmoar   n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.

mauk   slang. vi. to cry, to weep, to moan.

Maukuk   n. a legendary giant who assisted in building the island of Pohnpei upon Pohnnamweias.

maukuhk   archaic. adj. given to crying easily.

maulik, also mahulik.   n. fish sp., steepheaded parrotfish, Scarus gibbus.

mahulik   n. see maulik.

maun   n. right, as a location.

maus   n. computer mouse. [Eng.]

maud   n. fish sp., bridled grouper, Epinephelus septemfasciatus.

maudel   vi. to yawn. cf. [meing] moaralap.

mahk₁   1. adj. reserved, shy, containing one's feelings for fear of self-embarrassment or embarrassing others, constrained in one's action by a social situation, formal in one's relations with others; modest. 2. n. deference. cf. [meing] eile.

mahk₂   n. forgiveness, pardon. cf. [meing] namwen kasohr, nemwen kasohr, iorlap.

mahk₃   n. mark, insignia, sign. [Eng.]

maka   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw.

makahnik   n. a mechanic. [Eng.]

mahkada   vi. to stop, of rain.

mahkensal   adj. silent on matters out of politeness.

mahkenwol   1. adj. exhibiting an extreme form of mahk₁. 2. n. an extreme form of mahk₁.

mahkehng, also mahkohng.   vt. to forgive. cf. [meing] kupwurehla.

mahkehngie   interj. Excuse me!, Forgive me!

mahkete, also mahnkinte.   conj. otherwise. Ke pwand; mahkete ke iang irail kohla mwemweit. You are late; otherwise you could have gone visiting with them. Omw lehken; mahkete aramas poakoapoakeiuk. It's your selfishness; otherwise people would like you.

makiaki   vi. to sob.

makinet   n. magnet. [Eng.]

makirehl   n. canned mackerel. [Eng.]

mahkoneidi   vi. to cease, resulting in a return to normalcy.

mahkohng, also mahkehng.   vt. to forgive. cf. [meing] kupwurehla.

makoroni   n. macaroni. [Eng.]

makunai   adj. stupid, incapable of learning, unskillful. [Jap. umakunai]

maknohlia   n. magnolia, Michelia champaca. [Eng.]

mahl   1. adj. to be blinded by harsh, dazzling light. 2. n. temporary blindness induced by excessive light. cf. [meing] mwoluhpei.

malau   adj. far apart.

malaulau   adj. few.

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

mahlahl   1. adj. slow, of speech; of waves, separated by long intervals. 2. n. calmness.

mahlahlen pwuki   meing. adj. inconspicuous power, said of the power of a chief. Mahlahlen pwuki sohpeidi. The power of the chief is inconspicuous. cf. manaman en sohpeidi.

malamal   adj. slow, referring to long intervals between some repetitious activity. Ohlo lokaia malamal. That man speaks slowly.

malangalang   adj. discomforted, by filth or something unpleasant looking; prissy.

malahsis   n. molasses, a molasses-like syrup made from the sap of the coconut palm. [Eng.]

malahd   n. a variety of rahmedel (a kava cultivar).

malawahk   vi. to be quiet due to bewilderment. Ohlo malawahngkihla ah pwuriamwei. The man was shocked into silence.

malawahn   meing. adj. speechless, quiet. Mwohnsapw me malamalawahn. Mwohnsapw is speechless. Mwohnsapw malamalawahn rahn pwukat. Mwohnsapw has been quiet these days. cf. sepeimwekid.

malek   n. bird sp., chicken, Gallus domesticus.

malekelek   n. fish sp., slingsaw wrasse, Epibulus insidiator.

maleken nansapw   n. a domesticated chicken, a chicken raised and allowed free range in a homestead area.

maleken tiasang   n. a rooster that crows at unexpected times.

malekenwel   n. a wild chicken.

mahlen   1. vi. to draw or paint, as a picture. 2. n. painting, drawing. [Ger. malen] mahlenih, vt.

mahlenih   vt. [mahlen <Ger.] see mahlen.

mahlengda   meing. vi. to look up. cf. sarada₁.

Malehsia   n. Malaysia. [Eng.]

maledek   adj. roomy; free, at ease in doing something; fluent; effortless.

malih   meing. n. to blow forcefully with the mouth. cf. peuk.

mahliel   n. an eye condition caused by exposure to glare, resulting in sensitivity to light.

maliedi   meing. vi. to stoop down, to bow₁. cf. itiekidi.

malioio   n. brain; spinal marrow.

mahliok   adj. calm and overcast, with no rain, used in describing the weather.

mahliokidi   vi. to become cloudy and dark.

mahlinda   meing. vi. to look upward. cf. kilengda.

mahling   1. meing. vi. to wash one's face. 2. meing. n. the washing of one's face. mahlinge, mahlingih, vt. cf. epwinek.

mahlinge, also mahlingih.   meing. vt. to wash one's face. Mwohnsapw mahlenge sihlangihr. His highness washed his face. mahling, vi. cf. apwin₁.

mahlingih   vt. see mahlinge.

malipe   meing. vt. to call. malipilip, vi. cf. eker.

malipilip   1. meing. n. call, summon. 2. meing. vi. to call, to summon. malipe, vi. cf. likuwer.

10/24/2017 5:13:30 PM From: KR To: KR. Define likuwer the same way as malipilip.

Mahlipwur   n. a mythical sea creature hunted by Satokawai by order of the Saudeleur.

8/5/2016 7:19:55 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.

mahlon   1. meing. adj. incestuous. 2. meing. n. incest. 1. Mwohnsapw meno me mahlon. That Mwohnsapw was incestuous. 2. Mwohnsapw mahlonla. Mwohnsapw has become incestuous. cf. kilekilengsuwed.

mall   n. open grasslands, savannah, natural clearing in the forest, a grassy, unfertile area; an area with little topsoil.

Mallen Kohpwahlele, also Kohpwahlelel.   archaic. n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Madolenihmw.

Mallen Kohpwahleng, also Kohpwahleng.   archaic. n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Kitti.

Mallen Pwahpwahlik, also Pwahpwahlik.   archaic. n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Sokehs.

mamahd   vt. to maximize the volume of one's voice. Serepeino mamahd ah wer. That girl screamed as loud as she could.

mame   n. bean (the vegetable). [Jap. mame]

mamenoki   n. tree sp. [Jap. mamenoki : bean tree]

man   vi. to take hold, to stick; to be effective. Ahden manla rehn aramas. That name took hold among the people.

mahn   n. animal, insect.

manaida   n. chopping board. [Jap. manaita]

manaman   1. adj. power rooted in spiritual or magical sources, magical, mysterious, spiritual; official; sovereign, authority. 2. n. magic, mysterious or spiritual power; miracle; authority; sovereignty. 3. vi. to hold legal title to land.

manaman en sohpeidi   n. authority of a chief.

manih   vt. to wink at. men₄, vi. cf. [meing] limasawairokih, limasawairoke.

mahnien   adj. calm, cool, not easily disturbed; drowsy, of a person.

manioaroahr   1. meing. adj. lonesome, lonely. 2. meing. n. homesickness, lonesomeness, loneliness. 1. Mwohnsapw manioaroahr. Mwohnsapw is lonesome. 1. Mwohnsapw me manioaroahr. Mwohnsapw is lonesome. 2. Sapwellimen Mwohnsapw manioaroahr me lap. Mwohnsapw's homesickness is intense. cf. sangat.

manokehla, also mankonehla.   vt. to forget; to abandon. manokonokala, vi. cf. [meing] meliehla.

manokonok, also manukunuk.   adj. forgetful, careless.

manokonokala   vi. to be forgotten.

manukunuk   adj. see manokonok.

mahnkinte, also mahkete.   conj. otherwise.

mankonehla, also manokehla.   vt. to forget. manokonokala, vi.

manlang   meing. vi. to commit incest. cf. kilikilengsuwed.

10/24/2017 6:43:20 PM From: KR To: KR. Add a vi to kilikilengsuwed

manlangile   1. meing. adj. incestuous. 2. meing. n. incest. cf. kilekilengsuwed.

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

manrahleng   n. a yam cultivar.

mansiek, also mensiek.   n. grasshopper.

mansu   n. a kind of dumpling stuffed with red bean jam. [Jap. manjū]

Mand   n. a section (kousapw) and a valley in Madolenihmw.

mand   adj. tame; domesticated.

manda, also soangada.   n. next day.

mahnda ma, also mahndahte ma, mehnda ma, mehndahte ma.   conj. although.

mandaken aio   n. day before yesterday.

mahndahte ma, also mahnda ma, mehnda ma, mehndahte ma.   conj. although.

mandolihn   n. mandolin. [Eng.]

manterihn, also manterihng.   n. mandarin orange Citrus sinensis, tangerine Citrus tangerina. [Eng.]

manterihng   n. [Eng.] see manterihn.

mantikih   vt. to taste. Na mantikih mahs suhpwen. Please taste the soup.

mangarangar   vi. to be sickened by too much greasy food.

mangat   n. a group of banana cultivars, mostly eaten raw.

mangat en alohkapw   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

mangat en angaur   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked; may be the same as ihpali en Palau.

mangat en kariki   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

mangat en pohnpei   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

mangat en ruk   n. a banana cultivar.

mangat en seipahn   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked; may be the same as ihpali en seipahn.

mangat kingit   n. a banana cultivar.

mahnge, also mahngedi.   n3s. impact. Kin mie mahngen wini nan paliwar. Medicine usually has an impact on one's body.

mahngedi, also mahnge.   1. n. (3sg. mahngedie) impact. 2. vi. to impact. 1. E lipwan mahngedi en melimelo. The impact of the typhoon was significant.

mangil   n. (3sg. mangile) handle of a tool.

mangitikihada   vt. to provide detailed information, to illustrate, to specify.

manguro   n. fish sp., dogtooth tuna, a variety of Gymnosarda unicolor. [Jap. maguro]

10/24/2017 5:27:05 PM From: KR To: KR. The scientific identification for this is probably wrong. Sileu is dog tooth tuna. Ask Kimi for scientific identification.

mangk   n. the position of the body assumed when ready for sexual intercourse, especially of women.

mangnga   1. n. cartoon, comic strip; character, clown. 2. vi. to be a character, to be a clown; to be foppish. [Jap. manga]

map   n. map. [Eng.]

mapulupul   n. plant sp., Adenostemma lanceolatum.

mahr₁   n. preserved breadfruit; meiniwe cultivars are preferred for this purpose.

mahr₂   n. fish sp., masked rabbitfish, Siganus puellus.

mahr en leng   n. preserved breadfruit, prepared by wrapping a ripe fruit near the main trunk of the tree with auleng₁ and banana leaves, tying the bundle to the branch, and allowing it to become mahr₁ in place after a few weeks.

marain   1. adj. bright, either with reference to light or intelligence; civilized, enlightened. 2. n. light₁; civilization.

Marahu   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

Maraki   n. an island in Kiribati, the homeland of the Sounmaraki clan.

maram   n. moon; moonlight.

maram mat, also mat₂.   n. sixteenth night of the month in the traditional, the night of the full moon in the lunar cycle. Maram mat iei keisek wenou en pwohng nan sounpwong. Maram mat is the sixteenth night of the month.

maram pwul   n. new moon, tenth night of the lunar cycle.

maramer   adj. dark pink.

marapat   n. fish sp.

marahra   adj. fast₁, swift, of a moving object; light₂, in weight.

marahrahda, also marahda.   vi. to lighten the weight (of something).

marasau   n. tree sp., Aglaia mariannensis, used medicinally and for firewood.

marasaras   adj. empty-headed, ignorant, lacking knowledge, uncultured, having no understanding of Pohnpeian culture (tiahk).

marahda, also marahrahda.   vt. to lighten the weight (of something). Marahda lohsen pwe I pahn ale. Get off of the mat (lighten it) because I'm taking it.

maradahn   n. old preserved breadfruit.

mareu   meing. adj. thirsty. cf. men nimpil.

mahrek   n. fern spp., Cyclosorus heterocarpus or Cyclosorus maemonensis.

mahrek en nahna   n. fern sp., Cyclosorus ponapeanus.

marekeiso   1. meing. n. coconut oil. 2. meing. vi. to anoint with coconut oit. cf. kei.

10/24/2017 5:32:56 PM From: KR To: KR. Define kei the same way as marekeiso.

marekek   adj. slovenly.

mahrekenleng   n. fern sp., Nephrolepis acutifolia.

marekeng   adj. dry, of the hair or skin.

Marekerek   n. a subclan of Dipwinwai, the ruling subclan of Palikir.

marekileng   meing. n. sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place, sitting place. cf. mwoahl₁.

marenleng, also merenleng.   n. preserved breadfruit produced by wrapping a ripe fruit with auleng₁ and banana leaves and then tying this bundle to a branch; after several weeks it becomes mahr.

marep   vi. to blink. cf. [meing] kekuhrek.

marepw, also maropw.   n. fish sp., goatfish, normally found on a fringing reef.

marer   vi. to hiccough.

maresed   n. preserved breadfruit, prepared by soaking whole peeled fruit in the ocean for two days, after which they are placed whole in the pit.

mariked   1. n. a market for selling food, primarily agricultural products. 2. vi. to prepare kava for sale at a kava bar. [Eng.]

marongorong   adj. old, worn out.

marop   vi. to be smashed, to be pulverized, to be broken; of plants, to wilt.

maropw, also marepw.   n. fish sp., goatfish, normally found on a fringing reef.

marosong   1. n. a marathon. 2. vi. to run a marathon. [Jap. marason < Eng.]

maru   1. n. marijuana. 2. vi. to smoke marijuana. [Eng.]

marungurung   adj. faded.

Mark   Biblical. n. Mark, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]

mahrdi   vi. of leaves, to turn or begin to dry.

Mahs   n. March₂. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Pehn.

mahs₁   n. in the past, a long time ago. Mahs mehn Pohnpei kin pelipel. In the past, Pohnpeians did tattooing. Mahs mahs mie ohl emen. Once upon a time there was a man. mahs mahs long ago, once upon a time.

mahs₂   n. (3sg. mese) face. cf. [meing] sihlang, nansihleng.

mahs₃   adv. please. Kihdo mahs. Give it to me, please.

11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM From: KR To: KR. Isn't this also pronounced mah? How does this relate to the word for first?

mahs₄   n. first. I pahn kohla Pohnpei mahs. I will go to Pohnpei first.

mas alem   n. fifth night after the new moon; fifteenth night of the lunar cycle (Pohnpeian traditional calendar).

mas are   n. second₁ night after new moon, twelfth night of the lunar cycle.

9/28/2016 4:17:17 PM From: KR To: DS. Definition unclear.

12/2/2017 9:15:35 AM From: KR To: DS. We'll work on these later.

12/13/2017 10:14:11 AM From: DS To: KR. I will need the lunar cycle in English.

mas adu   n. ninth night after the new moon, nineteenth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.

mas eis   n. seventh night of the monthi; seventeenth night of the lunar cycle (traditional Pohnpeian calendar).

3/23/2018 1:41:09 PM From: KR To: KR. Problem with this entry.

mas epeng₁   n. fourth night after a new moon; thirteenth night of the lunar cycle when tracking the delayed lunar rising.

mas esil   n. third night after a new moon, thirteenth night of the lunar cycle when tracking the delayed lunar rising.

mas ehd   n. first night after a new moon; eleventh night of the lunar cycle when tracking the delayed lunar rising.

6/18/2015 8:06:34 PM From: DS To: KR. Is it the second night of new moon? Is new moon refer to just one night?

mas ewel   n. eighth night after the new moon, eighteenth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.

mas kadongoul   n. tenth night after the new moon, nineteenth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.

masak   vt. to be afraid of, to fear.

masal   vi. to blossom, to bloom; to fray, as of ropes.

masalem   n. fifth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fourth night after a new moon in the lunar cycle. Masalem iei kelimau en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Masalem is the fifth night of the month.

masalenial, also meselenial.   n. intersection, of a road.

masaloal, also kehp pwengkin.   n. a yam cultivar.

masamas   adj. popular, beloved, favored. cf. [meing] rekeseidak.

masamwahu   adj. good-looking, pretty, handsome.

mahsanih   meing. vt. to say, to see. cf. nda, koasoaia, kilang.

6/17/2018 2:28:52 PM From: KR To: all. This word has a different range of meanings than its common language counterparts.

masapang   adj. cross-eyed.

masarang, also masarar.   adj. indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.

masarar   adj. see masarang.

masaro mwahn   n. the seating area in a feasthouse located between the two posts that are called rirkenloak.

masaro pein   n. the seating area in a nahs located between the posts called dekehnloak and menloak.

11/2/2017 10:47:32 PM From: KR To: KR. Add dekehnloak. See nahs chart.

mahsahs   adj. cleared, as of vegetation.

Masasuhses   n. Massachusetts. [Eng.]

masadu   n. ninth night of the month in the traditional calendar, approximately the night of the first quarter of the moon in the lunar calendar. Masadu iei keduwau en pwohng nan ehu soungpwong. Masadu is the ninth night of the Pohnpeian lunar calendar.

masaht   n. small black mangrove crab, Metapograpsus oceanicus.

maseis   n. seventh night of the month in the traditional calendar, the sixth night after a new moon in the lunar cycle. Maseis iei keisuh en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Maseis is the seventh night of the month.

masekleng, also mesekleng.   adj. greatly feared, frightening.

masehl   n. cross-eyed, squinty eyed.

Mahsen   Biblical. n. the Word (Logos), the name or title of Jesus Christ.

mahsen   1. meing. vi. to speak, to talk, to converse, to give a speech, of the Nahnken. 2. meing. n. language, talk, conversation, speech; dispatch. cf. lokaia, koasoai.

masepeng   n. fourth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the third night after a new moon in the lunar cycle. Masepeng iei kapahieu en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Masepeng is the fourth night of the month.

masepwehk   adj. afraid, frightened, cowardly, bashful.

masepwehkada   vi. to be horrified. Re masepwehkada. They are horrified.

Masedu   meing. n. June. Masedu iei sounpwong en Suhn. Masedu is the month of June. cf. Suhn.

7/19/2017 9:44:01 AM From: DS To: KR. That is what they equate it to.

11/2/2017 10:51:58 PM From: KR To: KR. Poorly understood. Need to work on.

masewel   n. eighth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the seventh night after a new moon in the lunar cycle. Masewel iei kawaluh en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Masewel is the eighth night of the month.

mahsies   meing. vi. to apply coconut oil to one's hair. cf. wisoar.

masikisik, also usolmat₁, wusolmat₂.   n. Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata, considered a noxious weed.

masile   adj. careless, negligent.

masinoki   n. ironwood; a generic name for any kind of pine tree. [Jap. matsunoki : pine tree]

masis   n. match. [Eng.]

masoun   n. sixth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fifth night after a new moon in the lunar cycle. Masoun iei keweneu en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Masoun is the sixth night of the month.

masokod   n. fish sp., big-eye bream, Monotaxis grandoculus.

masomwomw   n. cataract, opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye.

masodo   n. illegitimate child. Serihn masodoh men mwo. That is an illegitimate child.

masuku   n. mask. [Jap. masuku < Eng.]

masukun   adj. blind.

masukunla   vi. to become blind.

maskala   adj. pretentious, proud, boastful.

maskadek, also mesen kadek.   adj. having a kind face. Liho inenen maskadek. That lady has a very kind face.

maslemei   adj. mean looking. Ohlo maslemei. That man is mean looking.

masliki   n3s. outer side, outer surface.

masloale   n3s. inner side, inner surface.

masnunnur   adj. to suffer from the Pingelapese eye disease, congenital achromatopsia.

maspali   adj. one-eyed, squint eyed.

maspwunan   n. conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. cf. [meing] mwohrekenleng.

masriapar   n. double line, cloth that is doubled over, as when sewing a hen.

massuwed   adj. ugly; sad-looking.

masduwarawar   adj. large-eyed.

mad₁   n. fringing reef flat; large coral head.

mad₂, also madekeng.   vi. to be dry.

mada   n. forked stick part of a slingshot. [Jap. mata]

madau₁   n. ocean, beyond the reef.

madau₂   n. thought.

madamadau   1. vi. to think. 2. n. thought, the skill of thinking. medewe, vt. cf. [meing] moahliol, mwuserehre.

madap   adj. uneven, of an edge.

madapala   vi. to be broken or uneven, of an edge. Nei naipo madapala. My knife has a broken edge.

madeu   n. tree sp., Cinnamomum carolinense, the bark of which is used to make a tea, as well as for medicinal purposes.

madeu en wai   n. camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora.

madekeng   adj. very dry.

madep   n. sp. of sea cucumber.

madepei, also soupei.   n. an isolated reef.

Madiu   Biblical. n. Matthew, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]

mahdire   n. nun. [Spa. madre : mother]

madires   n. mattress. [Eng.]

mahdoko   n. grapefruit.

11/30/2015 8:42:08 AM From: KR To: KR. Japanese?

8/5/2016 7:39:36 PM From: KR To: KR. Source? Kimi says it's not Japanese.

madol   n. space between things, time between events, interval, interstice.

Madol Pah, also Madol Peidak.   n. the area of Nan Madol that served as a center of religious ceremony and also housed the residences of priests.

11/2/2017 10:55:56 PM From: KR To: KR. ?? Should be Madol Peidi. See Masau Hadley's book.

Madol Peidak   n. see Madol Pah.

Madol Powe   n. the area where the priests lived in Nan Madol.

11/2/2017 10:53:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Note that Madol Pah is identified as the place where the priests lived. (See the previous entry.) Which is correct, or did they live in both places?) Ask Takuya about this.

Madolenihmw   n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei.

mat₁   adj. of breadfruit, ripe, soft, and sweet when cooked; overripe, rotten, spoiled, decayed.

mat₂, also maram mat.   n. sixteenth night of the month in the traditional, the night of the full moon in the lunar cycle. Mat iei keisek wenou en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Mat is the sixteenth night of the month.

maht   n. pimple, acne.

matala   Biblical. vi. to die.

matamat₁   adj. pliable, resilient.

matamat₂   n. plant spp., Eleocharis ochrostachys, Rhynchospora rugosa subsp. lavarum, and Schoenus achaetus.

matenei   adj. ripe, ready to eat, of fruit.

matepw   n. Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers), Actinopyga mauritiana, eaten, found in the surf zone on the barrier reef; Holothuria nobilis, teatfish, most commercially valuable sea cucumber species.

11/24/2017 11:49:55 AM From: KR To: KR. Check this.

materek   adj. supple, limber; easily persuaded; lucky.

matowato   adj. docile, obedient; pliable, easily bent; flexible.

matoaloal   vi. to begin to ripen.

mahwin₁   1. vi. to be at war. 2. n. war, battle.

mahwin₂   vi. to be burned off, of the pin feathers of birds. mahwinih, vt.

mahwin en pohn wahr   n. sea battle, involving canoes.

mahwinih   vt. to burn off the pin feathers of a bird. mahwin₂, vi.

me₁, also met₁.   dem. pr. this one, by me; here; now.

me₂   pron. one; also used in relative and finite clauses. Me toantoalo ohla. The black one is broken. Kowe me wiahda. You are the one who did it. Mwahmw me e wahdo aioh mat. The fish that he brought yesterday is spoiled. I manokehla me ke kohsang Ruk. I forgot that you came from Chuuk.

11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM From: KR To: KR. Is it meh in some of the examples above?

me₃   stative marker used to emphasize the factuality of a state named by an adjective. E me kehlail. He is strong (no doubt about it).

meh₁   n. thing.

meh₂   vi. to bleat, of a goat.

me kadip   legal. n. accuser.

me repenpwung   legal. n. plaintiff. Me repenpwung tuhweng mehn pahn kadip. The plaintiff met the accused.

me repenpwung sapahl   n. an appellant.

me rotorot   n. pagan, barbarian.

Mei₁   n. May, the month of the year. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Epeng.

mei₂   1. adj. blue. 2. n. blue.

meiais   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meiauleng   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiakohnd   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiapaup   n. a breadfruit cultivar.

meiarepe   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meiepil   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiolodung   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiomp   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meioang   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiumpwei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiupenserek   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiuhpw   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type); although meiuhpw fruits early, it cannot be used for tribute or other customary practices because it is not an aboriginal cultivar.

meiuhpw en Samoa   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meiutuhnpei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikalak   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type); opens the rahk₁ (breadfruit) season.

meikalak en meiarepe   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meikalak en meikuwet   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meikalak en meiniwe   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meikalak en meisei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meikanu   n. ripe breadfruit, before the stage called maikol; the first day of the ripening of breadfruit prepared by the dokomei method.

meikapas   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikarat   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikatakot   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikatik   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikeke, also meiweke, meiwoke.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiketieu   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikewelik   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikiol   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikihmwer   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikipal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meikidi   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meikole, also meikolemwot, meipa, kuru kiniti, meiwid.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

11/3/2013 10:12:38 AM From: KR To: KR. I'm not sure I understand the conventions used in Table 3.2 of Balick. Are the forms in parantheses after meikole alternate forms. If so, a different convention is apparently used in the forms listed after lukuwal.

meikolemwot, also meikole, meipa, kuru kiniti, meiwid.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meikuwet   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meili   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meilingkarahk   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meilong   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiloangon   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiluhr   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meimah   n. mature breadfruit, ready to be picked.

meimara, also meimarain.   n. light blue.

meimarain   adj. see meimara.

meimarahra   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meimat, also mahi mat.   n. soft, ripe breadfruit, favored by older people.

meimei   n. a clothlike material made from the bark of breadfruit.

meimoang   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meimuhle   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meimwed   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

Mein   n. Maine. [Eng.]

mein   n. occupant of a canoe. Wahro mein depe? How many occupants does the canoe have?

meinanihmwoll   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinanuhsar   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinahdor   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinenimwure   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinenguhp   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinimpei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinihmwed   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinintoal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinipwidi   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiniwe   n. one of two traditional categories of breadfruit cultivars, characterized as being smooth-skinned, typically somewhat spherical in shape, and early fruiting, preferred for mahr₁; also the name of a specific breadfruit cultivar. see meinsahrek.

meinihwor   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinohwa   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinuhsar   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinutuhn   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinkohrari   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinlitokpwuri   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinmall   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinmesehl   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinmweli   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinmwelihtik   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinmwohnei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinmwoakot   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpahnwi   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpadahk   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpadahk en meiniwe   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpeimwas   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpeipei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpeisahle   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpek   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpohnoulal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpohnkeweneie   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpohnkoatoa   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpohnle   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpohnpahnwi   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpohnsakar   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpoakod   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpwahr   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpwuht   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinpwuht en sokehs, also meipwuht en sokehs.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinsakaresei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinsanipwur   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinsapwerehk   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinsahrek   n. one of two traditional categories of breadfruit cultivars, characterized as being rough-skinned, somewhat elongated in shape, and late fruiting. see meiniwe.

meinseniak   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meintihnpoap   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinwet   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meinwol   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meing₁   1. n. high language, respect forms of speech. 2. vi. to speak using respect forms of speech. maingih, meingih, vt.

meing₂   n. left, as a location.

meingih   vt. meing₁, vi.

meingtoal   vi. to be left-handed.

meipa, also meikole, meikolemwot, kuru kiniti, meiwid.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipahnie   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipahte, also meipahten.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipahten   n. see meipahte.

meipikos   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipohntakai   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipoang   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipwet   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipwetepwet   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipwiliet   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meipwilipwil   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipwon, also maipwon.   adj. virgin, pure, undefiled.

meipwuhleng   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meipwumpwupw   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipwuht en lihmwahni   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meipwuht en sokehs, also meinpwuht en sokehs.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meir   vi. to sleep. vi. to sleep. cf. [meing] seimwoak, derir₁.

meirpene   vi. to close₁ one's eyes. Meirpene! Close your eyes!

Meiros   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

meiroang   1. n. sacrifice, offering, contribution. 2. vi. to sacrifice, to offer something as a contribution. 1. Se doadoahk sohte pweipwei pwe iei aht meiroang. We worked without pay because it was our sacrifice. 2. Se meiroang nan wihk teio pwe se sohte pweipwei. We made our contribution last week because we worked for free. 2. Se meiroang nan wihk teio pwe se sohte pweipwei. We made our contribution last week as we worked for free.

meirkelik   adj. deep in sleep.

meirpene   vi. to close₁ one's eyes. Meirpene! Close your eyes! cf. [meing] kekuhrekpene.

meisaip   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meisapwahpw   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meise   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meisei   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meiserihseng   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type); literally 'crying child breadfruit', so named because it cooks quickly to quiet a hungry child.

meid   adv. truly. Ke meid roson! Aren't you truly lucky!

meid paii   Biblical. adj. blessed, happy.

meideipw   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitakai   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitamwoarok   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitehid   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meitehid en meinsahrek   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).

meitek   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitempap   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiti   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

Meitik   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

meitikapau   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitoal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitoal en oarou   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitoal en lapar   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meitoantoal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiweke, also meikeke, meiwoke.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiwehwe   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiwid, also meikole, meikolemwot, meipa, kuru kiniti.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

meiwoke, also meiweke, meikeke.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

mek   1. adj. dented. 2. n. dent.

mehkan, also metakan.   dem. pr. these, by me.

mehkei   pron. something, anything (plural).

mehkihla   vt. to be dying to, to die for, to die because of. I mehkihla ahi men kohla Awai. I am dying to go to Hawai'i. Ohlo mehkila liho. The man died because of that woman.

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

mehkot, also ekot, okoteme.   pron. thing, something, anything (singular). Mehkotet pahn kohieng nan uhmw. This thing will be put in an earth oven.

mehkoaros   pron. everything.

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

mehl   n. (3sg. mehle) handle. I wiahda mehlen nei sileho. I made a handle for my ax.

mehla   1. vi. to die; to stop, of a mechanical object. 2. n. death, wake, funeral. 3. n. death; remains, as of a dead body. cf. [meing] pwoula, rirlengla, kepelsalehdala, kepinsalehdala, sipalla.

5/3/2017 10:30:28 AM From: DS To: KR. Yes, the gloss for the meing forms apply to the first meaning only.

8/6/2017 11:18:48 AM From: KR To: KR. Make sure definitions are parallel.

melahn, also mehlan.   adv. intently, do with intensity; sometime used as an alternative to durative reduplication.

mehlan   adv. see melahn.

mehlahn kepiripir   n. literally, a 'spinning death', a consequence of a poorly lived life; those who died this death went to Pohnpeian hell.

10/24/2017 7:13:18 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.

mehlahn Mesenieng   n. literally, 'death of Mesenieng,' a good death that results in resurrection and a new life for Pohnpeian souls.

8/5/2016 7:48:38 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.

meleilei   1. adj. peaceful, easygoing, unenthusiastic, slow moving, passive, lethargic. 2. n. peace.

meleileidi   vi. to be calmed down, to be or to become quiet.

mehlel   1. adj. true, honest, real. 2. sent. adv. truly, honestly, really.

melengileng   adj. shiny, glistening, polished.

meliek   vi. to move rapidly.

meliehla   meing. vt. to forget; to abandon. cf. manokehla.

melikahka   1. meing. vi. to sing. 2. meing. n. song. cf. koul.

melimel   1. n. windstorm, typhoon. 2. vi. to be struck by a windstorm or typhoon.

Melkahka kan   Biblical. n. Psalms, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).

Melkahkahn Melkahka kan   Biblical. n. Song of Songs, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).

mem   adj. sweet. cf. [meing] nihn₂.

mehme₁   n. wart.

mehme₂   1. vi. to eat, said only of infants. 2. n. premasticated food for infants.

mehmen   pron. whoever.

memiap   n. papaya, Carica papaya. [Eng. mummy apple]

memlangih, also memtikih.   meing. vt. to taste. cf. song, neme.

10/24/2017 7:15:34 PM From: KR To: KR. This word has a more restricted meaning than the common L alternates.

memmen   vi. giggle, snicker.

memtikih, also memlangih.   meing. vt. to taste. cf. song, neme.

men₁   vt. to want. I men kilang kasdo. I want to see a movie.

men₂   1. dem. pr. that one, by you; there, by you. 2. interj. That's it!, from Ih men.

men₃   num. cl. used in counting animate beings. pwihk limmen five pigs.

men₄   vi. to wink, to twinkle. manih, vt. cf. [meing] limasawairok.

10/24/2017 7:17:13 PM From: KR To: KR. The meing is just to wink.

mehn₁   n. one of, thing of.

mehn₂   vi. to rub noses, the tradtional form of a kiss.

mehn₃   vi. to be sickened by. I mehn kumwo. I am sickened by a lack of fish.

men akan   dem. pr. those, by you.

7/2/2015 11:17:07 AM From: KR To: KR. Check spelling convenitions. Also note met akan and mwo kan.

mehn akinen   n. target.

mehn adahd   n. file₂, sharpening stone, razor strop.

mehn eringi   n. toothpick. cf. [meing] likekringring, loangmeiso, loangenmeiso.

mehn ersaleng   n. a pick used for the ear, as a Q-tip.

mehn ilihl   n. steering wheel.

mehn ohpen   n. bottle opener. [ohpen <Eng. open]

mehn owannange   n. shot, the metal ball used in the game of shot put. [owannange <Jap. hōgannage]

mehn uspwetepwet   n. an implement for plucking hair from a beard.

mehn kalohk   n. announcement, declaration, proclamation, executive order, all done in written form.

mehn kamoatoar   n. lubricant.

mehn kammad   n. blotter.

mehn kapas   n. glue.

mehn kapehse   n. communication.

mehn kapisetik   n. grinder.

mehn kasansal   n. example; exhibit.

mehn kadehde   n. certificate; evidence.

mehn kataman, also mehn ketemen.   n. souvenir, reminder.

mehn kawa   n. people of olden times.

mehn keiru   n. guest.

mehn kepir   n. wrench.

mehn ketemen, also mehn kataman.   n. souvenir, reminder. I pwainda mehn ketemen kei. I bought some souvenirs.

mehn kisetik   1. n. a mild form of measles. 2. vi. to have a mild form of the measles, possibly German measles.

mehn kouruhr   n. a laughing stock.

mehn kodu   n. dye.

mehn koadi   n. funnel.

mehn liki   1. n. foreigner, a non-native person. 2. Biblical. n. Gentile.

mehn limalim, also lihm.   n. bailer.

mehn loipehs   n. ash tray.

mehn malahio   n. Indonesian, sometimes also used to mean Filipino. [malahio <Spa. Malayo]

mehn madau   1. vi. to be seasick. 2. n. seasickness.

mehn mpe   n3s. neighbor. I kesempwaliki mehn mpei kan. I value my neighbors.

mehn mwadong   n. toy.

mehn mwowe   n. the former, the first, the preceding.

mehn mwuhr   n. the latter, the last, the following.

mehn mwus   n. an emetic; nausea.

mehn namwanamw   n. low islander; any islander, Micronesian or Polynesian, of non-Pohnpeian origin.

mehn nanleng   n. one who dwells in heaven.

men nimpil   adj. thirsty. cf. [meing] mareu.

mehn nimpil   n. anything used for drinking.

mehn paun   n. scale₂, for measuring weight. [Eng. paun : pound]

mehn pahn kadip   legal. n. defendant, in a criminal case.

mehn pahn repenpwung   legal. n. plaintiff, in a criminal case.

mehn pahn repenpwung sapahl   legal. n. an appellee.

mehn peidaid   n. vehicle, of any kind.

mehn peleng   n. drying rack.

mehn pipihs   n. urinal.

mehn pirapir   n. girdle; string, rope or similar objects for fastening.

mehn pirerrer   n. any tool used for turning something.

mehn poahr   n. toilet paper.

mehn pwuropwur   n. drill, brace.

mehn rar   n. flat piece of wood used to pry off the charred skin off of roasted breadfruit.

mehn roh   n. stretcher.

mehn rokumw   1. n. nosebleed, occurring spontaneously. 2. vi. to have a spontaneous nosebleed.

mehn sahk   1. n. migraine headache, sinus headache. 2. vi. to have a migraine or sinus headache.

mehn sampah   n. earthly or temporal thing.

mehn sahmwa   interj. thank you, used only with younger people.

mehn seipinsel   n. pencil sharpener. [pinsel <Eng.]

mehn sohng   n. ruler, tape measure.

mehn sohng karakar, also mehn songkarakar.   n. thermometer.

mehn songkarakar   n. see mehn sohng karakar.

mehn sordam   n. Vicks VapoRub. [Jap. mensoretamu < Eng. mentholatum]

mehn suhs   n. Jew.

mehn doadoahk   n. tool; gift or contribution to a party.

mehn tiati   n. pedal. I sohte kilangada mehn tiati en pwaisikel nan sidohwaho. I did not see any bicycle pedals in that store.

mehn waii   n. foreigner; initially a general label for all those from large distant lands, now commonly used as a label for Caucasians, sometimes pejorative.

mehn warmwowi   1. n. menorrhagia, a condition of nonstop menstruation. 2. vi. to have this condition.

mehn windeng   n. steering wheel. [windeng <Jap. unten]

mehn wok   n. club, for hitting.

mehnahia   n. level, a carpenter's tool.

mene   n3s. power, influence; mandate.

meneh   n. interjection.

meneken   pron. that one, by you; there, by you.

10/24/2017 7:42:18 PM From: KR To: KR. Include?

menemen en pahsu   n. pearl.

mehnen   pron. this one, by me; here.

11/17/2017 10:44:55 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

mehnia   interr. which. Mehnia likou me ke mwahuki? Which material do you like?

menierierih   vt. to monitor someone or something discreetly.

menioak, also dapiohka, kehp tuhke.   n. manioc, cassava, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch. [Eng.]

menihke   n. any non-swimming marine organism, i.e. shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc.; sex organs of a female.

menikir   n. leak.

menimen   1. adj. overrun with animate beings, including people, flies, mosquitoes, dogs, cats, etc. 2. n. small insects. 1. Wasaht me menimen. This place is full of animals.

menin ilek   n. messenger, herald.

menin kairoir   n. one with a clear view of all the activities in a nahs as well as of the state affairs of a chiefdom.

menin kau   n. a commoner, trouble maker, literally a destructive animal; insect pest.

menin kaun   n. authority.

menin kahllipw   see menin kahnlipw.

menin kahnlipw   n. dragonfly.

menin kasohr   n. a conciliator; a reconciler; a judge (in conflict resolution). Menin kasohr sohpeidi. The sohpeidi are reconcilers.

menin keidsihr   archaic. n. one who presides over an activity that involves conflict, such as a Nahnmwarki, judge, referee, etc.; originally, the referee for the game peisihr.

menin keus   n. sergeant at arms.

menin keder   n. messenger, envoy. Liho me menin keder. That woman is the messenger.

menin leuleu, also menin loulou.   archaic. n. a peacemaker; one who offers prayers to Enihlap.

menin loulou   n. see menin leuleu.

menin lohsapw   n. sand flea.

menin douioas   n. insect sp., walking stick.

menin tiensapw   archaic. n. council to advise the Nahnmwarki on the use of community resources; a committee; a member of an assembly or committee.

menin wairihr   n. a bird (sioahk) that flies in through house openings, considered to be an omen that something unexpected is going to happen.

meninrahn   n. centipede.

menindei   see menindeiuh.

menindeiuh, also menindei.   1. n. director of a feast; master of the knowledge of ceremonies, who orders the events at a kamadipw. 2. vi. to serve in this capacity.

menindeiras   n. a transmitter of orders that apply to those on the ground level of a feasthouse.

menipinip   adj. thin, of flat objects such as paper.

menipinipi   n3s. sideburn.

menome   n. tiny insect that bites and causes an infection; possibly another name for menin lohsapw.

8/1/2018 3:46:53 PM From: KR To: all. This might be a Japanese word, but I'm unable to confirm this.

menongen   adj. scarce; deficient.

mehnuwa   n. man-of-war, an armed naval vessel; warship, battleship. [Eng.]

menkenen   pron. that one, by you; there, by you.

menkerep   n. any four-legged animal.

mehnkumwo   vi. to be hungry for fish.

menlau   interj. thanks, informal.

menloak   n. a post located on the right side platform opposite the rirkenloak in a feasthouse.

11/3/2017 6:01:38 PM From: KR To: KR. Nahs term.

menmenperiki   n. fight, brawl, dispute.

menmenperihr   vi. to be engage in back talk.

menmwenge   vi. to be hungry. cf. [meing] pwongitik.

mennei   n. the favorite male child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.

mennim   vi. to be thirsty.

mehnpein   n. disease, causing a frequent need to urinate, usually with reference to women.

menpihr   n. bird.

menpihr en pahnlahng   Biblical. n. bird sp., crow.

menpwukoaloak   archaic. n. end of the breadfruit season.

menpwukoadoak   archaic. n. beginning of the breadfruit season.

mehnpwurepwur   1. meing. n. diarrhea. 2. vi. to have diarrhea. cf. mehntang.

3/19/2015 12:53:48 PM From: DS To: KR. All the word like mehnkumwo, mehn tang, mehnpwurepwur need to be considered. Thought I do not think mehnpwurepwur is the same.

menrihri   n. commoner.

menseiren   1. adj. reluctant. 2. vi. to comply, to do something against one's will.

menseker   interj. used to excuse oneself prior to farting.

menseng, also nimenseng.   n. morning.

11/2/2017 11:00:24 PM From: KR To: KR. Alternates don't mean the same thing. Revise.

mensiek, also mansiek.   n. grasshopper.

mehnda   1. interr. why, to what purpose. 2. interj. Never mind! 1. Mehnda ke sohte iang? Why didn't you go along?

mehnda ma, also mahnda ma, mahndahte ma, mehndahte ma.   conj. although.

mehndahki   vt. to pay no attention to, to be unconcerned.

mehndahte ma   conj. although. see mehnda ma.

mehntang   1. n. diarrhea. 2. vi. to have diarrhea. cf. [meing] mehnpwurepwur.

mehnte   adv. preferably.

mentikitik   n. early morning, the time interval beween pwahpwa rahn and nimenseng.

meng   adj. withered, dry, dead, of vegetation.

mengei   adj. easy.

menger   n. fish sp., flying fish.

mengiloal   1. vi. to talk to oneself; to carry on an internal dialogue, as when formulating an important goal. 2. n. internal dialogue.

menginpeh   n3s. result of one's work, handiwork; writing, handwriting, signature.

mengidi   n. the final stage in the life of a yam, when the vine dies and the tuber becomes dormant for approximately two months, September through February.

mengihtik   n. detail, specifications; information.

mengk   vi. to be squinting either from bright light or as result of intoxication fron drinking kava.

mengkoal   vi. to be wilted.

mepel, also lepel.   n. level, a carpenter's tool. [Eng.]

mehpene   vi. to lie dead together.

mepwukat   pron. these.

12/29/2015 11:13:41 AM From: KR To: KR. Decide how to handle. If we include this form, then the others (mepwukan and mepwukau) should be added as well.

mer   adj. rusty, corroded.

merei   n. place for wrestling or fighting; place where spirits sing, dance, and play together day and night. [Pol. marai]

merein paker   n. boxing ring.

merek₁   vi. to spread apart evenly. Poadakapw en kohn merekwei nan mwetiwel kan. Newly planted corn is spread evenly in the fields.

merek₂   n. sixth day of the holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty sixth day of the month.

7/6/2015 12:27:07 PM From: KR To: KR. Discuss these days with Damian and define in a parallel manner.

merenleng, also marenleng.   n. preserved breadfruit produced by wrapping a ripe fruit with auleng₁ and banana leaves and then tying this bundle to a branch; after several weeks it becomes mahr.

merepwinsed   n. mangrove sp., Heritiera littoralis.

merer   n. fish sp., humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulates.

4/30/2015 10:25:42 AM From: KR To: KR. Should this be Napoleon wrasse?

Merewi   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

merianda   1. n. snack. 2. vi. to eat a snack.

1/28/2014 1:28:51 PM From: DS To: KR. I don't know where it originate from but I never heard this term used until I went to broading school. I heard this from the Spaniards.

7/29/2014 9:34:27 AM From: KR To: KR. Check to see if this is from Spanish.

Merilan   n. Maryland. [Eng.]

merimer   adj. almost ripe, as of bananas and mangoes; light₁, of a color.

mering   adj. old, of inanimate objects.

merir₁   vi. to change color said of leaves. Tepwin kehpo merir. The leaves of the yam are changing color.

merir₂   meing. vi. to hide₁; to take shelter. Mwohsapw merirsang tohn tehnpas. Mwohnsapw hid from the members of his household. cf. rok, ruk.

Mesaia   n. Messiah. [Eng.]

mesarar   n. fish sp., ornate snapper, also called blueline gindai, Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus.

mesarawi   1. n. black magic. 2. polite. n. genitals.

mese   n3s. face; facade; upper part of yam, taro, pineapple, etc.; edge of a reef. see mahs₂. cf. [meing] sihlangi.

3/3/2016 10:05:33 AM From: KR To: KR. See mahs2 and reconcile these entries and then delete mese or cross-reference to mahs₂.

mesekleng, also masekleng.   adj. greatly feared, frightening.

mesehl   1. n. a kind of magic, employed to romantically attract another; a love potion or charm. 2. vi. to employ magic to romantically attract another. mesehlih, vt.

meselenial, also masalenial.   n. intersection, of a road.

mesehlih   vt. see mesehl.

mesen uhpw   n. the top of a drinking coconut. cf. [meing] sipwuhrek.

mesen kadek, also maskadek.   adj. having a kind face.

mesen keinek, also mwahnensoar.   n. the male head of a clan.

mesen lahng, also mesenleng.   n. eastern sky.

mesen mwenge   adj. gluttonous.

mesen nting   n. letter, alphabet. Mesen nting en Pohnpei imwihkihla 'w'. The Pohnpeian alphabet ends with 'w'. E tepkihda mesen nting 'a'. It begins with the letter 'a'.

mesen rah   n. the stem of a kava plant, including the root, pried from the enihlap, the largest kava plant at a feast, used during the kava ritual; the edible part of a kava stem.

mesenadi, also mesenedi.   n3s. solar plexus.

mesenedi   n3s. see mesenadi.

mesenih   n. first-born child.

mesenih en keinek   n. the elders of a kinship group.

Mesenieng   n. an earlier name of the Kolonia town area; of religious significance to Pohnpeians who consider it a sacred place; claimed as a section (kousapw) by Nett, although Kolonia town is a separate political entity.

mesenlam   n. boundary between the shallow and deep part of a lagoon.

mesenleng, also mesen lahng.   n. eastern sky.

mesenmwomw   n. wart, corn₁.

mesenpek   n. head of a yam.

mesenpekpene   vi. the gathering of yams for the purpose of redistributing them among the people for planting.

mesenpwotehdi   1. vi. to sit on one's heels. 2. n. a sitting position in which one sits on one's heels.

mesenpwuki   1. vi. to sit with both knees pointing upward. 2. n. a sitting position in which both knees are pointing upward.

mesendid   n. a large upright in the framing of the walls of a building.

Mesiha   n. the individual who brought fire to Pohnpei on the fifth settlement voyage.

mesiha   archaic. n. fire.

mesiek   vi. to move swiftly up and down.

Mesihsou   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

med   vi. to be full, after eating. cf. [meing] lik₁, id₄, tip.

6/17/2018 2:26:13 PM From: KR To: all. This word does not have the same range of meanings as id₄. It means only this.

medakahn   1. adj. talkative, outgoing. 2. vi. to talk, to converse.

medahlia   n. medal, usually a Catholic religious medal. [Spa. medalla]

mede   n. ripe breadfruit.

medeu   n. a kind of adze, used for hollowing out the trunk of a tree used in the building of a canoe.

11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM From: KR To: KR. Polynesian source?

medek   vi. to hurt, to be painful, to ache.

medekpeseng   vt. to be dislocated or disjointed.

mehdek   vi. to laugh loudly; to moan. Liho mehdek pwe e peren. The woman laughed loudly for she was happy.

medekpeseng   vt. to be dislocated or disjointed.

medel₁   adv. exactly. Re lelodo kuloak eisek riau medel. They arrived here at exactly twelve o'clock. kuloak siluh medel exactly three o'clock.

medel₂   n. tenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the first night after the first quarter in the lunar cycle. Medel iei keisek en pwohng nan ehu sounpwong. Medel is the tenth night of the month.

medemedewe   n3s. meditation.

meden ngetik   n. a firm decision.

medendel   adj. smooth and flat.

medehdak   meing. n. at a feast, leaves upon which food to be distributed to high ranking individuals is placed; coconut fronds are used for the presentation of pork and fish, banana leaves are used for other kinds of cooked food. cf. inap.

medehde, also medehdak.   n. at a feast, leaves upon which food to be distributed to high ranking individuals is placed; coconut fronds are used for the presentation of pork and fish, banana leaves are used for other kinds of cooked food.

medehdehpwel   n. medehde that are placed directly on the ground.

medehdehdi   vt. to prepare a place where food is to be placed, as at a kamadipw or a funeral.

medewe   vt. to think about. madamadau, vi. cf. [meing] moahliole.

medi   n. fish sp., emperor, Lethrinus lentjan.

medipikihdadiptoutou   n. a criminal.

met₁, also me₁.   dem. pr. this one, by me; here; now.

met₂   vi. to smack the lips, to suck food into the mouth with a smacking sound. metik, mitik, vt.

met akan, also mehkan.   dem. pr. these, by me.

3/3/2016 10:10:16 AM From: KR To: KR. Note that we also have metakan in the dictionary. Look for similar cases with these demonstratives and decide how to treat.

met akat   pron. this one, by me; here.

11/17/2017 10:45:11 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

metakan, also mehkan.   dem. pr. these, by me.

mete   n. metal, nail, badge, spear for a speargun. [Eng. metal]

metei   n. (3sg. mataih) slime.

meteitei   adj. slimy, viscous.

7/30/2014 9:30:57 AM From: KR To: KR. Only of kava?

meteken   pron. this one, by me; here.

11/17/2017 10:45:27 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

metel   n. medal, non-religious. [Eng.]

Meteriap   n. the name of a legendary man who arrived on Pohnpei on the fourth settlement voyage, said to have been the first to propagate the ivory nut palm (oahs₁).

meteht   pron. this one, by me; here.

11/17/2017 10:45:43 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

metik, also mitik.   vt. to suck (food) into the mouth with a smacking sound; to kiss. met₁, vi.

Metipw   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw and U.

metkenen   pron. this one, by me; here.

11/17/2017 10:45:58 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

mehwo   adj. voracious.

mi   vi. to exist, an existential verb. Pwuhko mi pohn tehpelo. That book is on the table. cf. ket.

mih   n. name of the letter m, the tenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /m/, a bilabial nasal.

mie   vi. to exist, an existential verb. Mie aramas nan ihmwo. There is someone in that house.

miohsi   n. last name, surname. [Jap. myōji]

mihk   vt. to suck, to absorb.

mihla   vt. to be stationed at, to be residing at ; to be subject to.

miliohn   num. million. [Eng.]

milik   n. milk. [Eng.]

milikkang   n. milk can₂. [Jap. mirukukan < Eng.]

milikpil   n. evaporated milk. [milik <Eng. milk]

milikten   n. condensed milk. [milik <Eng. milk]

mimitik   vi. to smile.

min   adj. neat, clean.

mihn   adj. mean, miserly. [Eng.]

Minesohda   n. Minnesota. [Eng.]

minimin   1. adj. cooperative. 2. n. union, association, any cooperative venture; cooperation.

minit   n. minute₂; minutes, as of a meeting. [Eng.]

mihsa   n. mass₂. [Spa. misa]

mision, also misiohn.   n. Catholic mission. [Spa. misión]

misiohn   n. see mision.

misik   archaic. n. fear.

Misikan   n. Michigan. [Eng.]

misikeni   1. adj. afraid of ghosts. 2. n. a sugar cane cultivar.

misikpokon   vi. to be timid, shy, or nervous when in a crowd.

misin   n. Protestant mission. [Eng.]

misihn   n. machine, engine, outboard motor. [Eng.]

misihn en lioal   n. generator.

misihn en lopwolopw   n. washing machine.

misihn en rasaras   n. chainsaw.

misihn en deidei   n. sewing machine.

misihn tiati   n. treadle operated sewing machine.

Misisipi   n. Mississippi. [Eng.]

miso   n. bean paste. [Jap. miso]

Misuhri   n. Missouri. [Eng.]

mihding, also mihting.   1. n. meeting. 2. vi. to meet. [Eng.]

middo   n. catcher's mitt. [Jap. mitto < Eng.]

mitik, also metik.   vt. to suck (food) into the mouth with a smacking sound, to kiss.

mihting, also mihding.   1. n. meeting. 2. vi. to meet. [Eng.]

mour   1. n. (3sg. mouri) life. 2. adj. raw; green, not yet dried, of wood; fresh. 3. vi. to live.

mouri   n3s. source of vitality; meaning; sense.

mourla   vi. of pregnant woman, to have a successful labor; to live forever.

mourda   vi. to come back to life (as when regaining consciousness).

mourin   adj. essential to one's life, highly valued.

mourla   vi. of pregnant woman, to have a successful labor; to live forever.

mourmwahu   adj. healthy; prosperous. cf. [meing] dedeila.

mourda   vi. to come back to life (as when regaining consciousness). cf. [meing] iaslapada.

Mokil, also Mwoakilloa.   n. an atoll located east of Pohnpei, within Pohnpei State, reflecting an earlier spelling of the name of this atoll.

molomol   adj. of plants, to be a deep healthy green; of the skin, sleek.

momour   vi. to be alive. Ahi pahpaho momourte. My father is still alive. cf. [meing] ieiias.

momourki   Biblical. vt. to live by; to subsist on. Mehmen me momourki mahsen en Koht pahn alehdi mour soutuk. Whoever lives by the word of God will attain everlasting life.

mohn ohla   n. scar.

mohn pakudang   n. bomb crater.

mohnlipw   n. an old preserved breadfruit pit. I kilangada mohnlipw tohto nan sapwemwo. I saw many old breadfruit pits on your property.

Mondahna   n. Montana. [Eng.]

mohndok   adj. exhausted, of land as a result of overcultivation, especially of kava; barren, of farm land.

mohngiong   n. (3sg. mohngiongi) heart.

mohngiong mwakelekel   adj. free from sin; charitable.

mohr   n. small kava plant, one remaining after the larger plants have been removed.

moromor   n. war, battle, dispute.

moron   adj. large, in quantity.

mohs   n. field, open area.

mosul   adj. thick; heavy, of rain.

modem   n. computer modem. [Eng.]

mohdi   vi. to heal.

modu   vi. to be soaked, to be dripping wet. Ah likou ko medu pwe e dilin keteu. His clothes are soaked because he walked in the rain. cf. [meing] mwoluhdingiding.

mowe   n3s. scar, trace, ruins.

moahk   n. fish sp.

moaken kehlail   archaic. n. infatuation.

moakoamoak   adj. beautiful, attractive, charming.

moakoamoak en iepw   adj. beautiful, attractive, charming, of a young woman. Liho moakoamoak en iepw. That woman is beautiful.

moakoan   n. curdled coconut milk.

moahl₁   n. kava pounding stone. cf. [meing] ketia₃.

moahl₂   1. vi. to pass by; to be caught sight of; to visit. 2. n. (3sg. moahle) appearance, at a place.

moahlamwahu, also moahl₁.   n. the name of one of the kava pounding stones used for pounding kava roots on the stone dedicated to the Nahnken.

7/30/2014 9:59:54 AM From: KR To: KR. Reconcile this and the next 5 entries having to do with kava stones. Do these terms refer to the large stone on which kava is pounded or the small stones used to do the pounding?

moahlasang katau, also moahl₁.   n. the name of one of the kava pounding stones used for pounding kava on the stone that is dedicated to the Nahnmwarki.

moale   vt. to catch something with a slip noose. moll, vi.

10/25/2017 7:48:48 PM From: KR To: KR. Add moll

moahleileng   n. the name of one of the four kava pounding stones.

moahleina   n. the name of one of the four kava pounding stones.

moahleini   n. the name of one of the four kava pounding stones.

moahleiso   n. the name of one of the four kava pounding stones.

moahliol   1. meing. vi. to think. 2. meing. n. thought, the skill of thinking. cf. madamadau, medewe.

moahliole , also moahliolih.   meing. vt. to think about. Mwohnsapw moahliole sapwellimwar aramas akan. Mwohnsapw thinks about his subjects. Mwohnsapw kin moahliole me tungoaleniki kahpwal. Mwohnsapw often thinks about the people who are destitute. cf. medewe.

moahliolih   vt. Mwohnsapw kin mohliolih me tungoaleniki kahpwal. Mwohnsapw often thinks about the people who are destitute. see moahliole.

moahloahl   adj. always on the go, always bumming around.

moall   1. vi. to catch with a slip noose. 2. n. slip noose. moale, vt.

moamoahliol   meing. n. meditation. cf. medemedewe.

moamoar   1. vi. to snore. 2. n. the act of snoring. cf. [meing] ipihpensowi.

moahn   n. empty coconut.

moanikram   n. moneygram.

moahng₁   n. (3sg. moange) head. cf. [meing] kadokenmei, tahpw₂, pai₂.

moange   vt. to lead₁, to serve as the head of.

moahng₂   adj. ill-intentioned.

moangamad   adj. bald.

moange   vt. to lead₁, to serve as the head of.

moangen kateng   n. belt buckle.

moangepwet   adj. gray headed; flowering, of mango trees.

moangkoikoi   vi. to shave one's head.

moangmedek   1. vi. to have a headache. 2. n. headache.

moangtakai   n. fish sp., a growth stage of ah₁.

moar   1. adj. extremely low, of the tide, when the reef is exposed. 2. archaic. n. dry land.

moahr   n. (3sg. moare) flesh of any tuber, as of a yam, taro, or tapioca; core, kernel; gist. Mwahngo mor oangoahng. The taro has yellow flesh.

moaralap   meing. vi. to yawn. cf. maudel.

moaradak, also moaroamoar.   n. submerged reef.

moaresed, also ngkahu, koionleng wah pwetepwet.   n. plant spp., Bidens alba and Melanthera biflora.

moahrokenleng   1. meing. n. rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. 2. meing. vi. to have sleep in one's eyes. cf. pwinan, pwunan.

moaroamoar, also moaradak.   n. submerged reef.

moaroap, also moaroapiso.   1. vi. to be covered by a sheet, as for bedding. 2. n. (3sg. moaroapahr) a sheet, as for bedding; cover, a leaf used as protection against the rain. cf. upuhp.

moaroape   meing. vt. to cover or shield oneself from the weather, to cover oneself with a sheet, etc. when in bed. Mwohnsapw moaroape tehi pwetepwet. Mwohnsapw is covered with a white sheet. cf. up.

moaroapiso   n. see moaroap.

moarungurung   adj. dull or old-looking, of inanimate objects.

moahd   n. (3sg. moahde) echo; barely discernable sound from a distant source.

moatoar₁   adj. oily, greasy.

moatoar₂   meing. n. (3sg. moatoare) mat, used to sleep on or for a cover. cf. lohs, tehi.

moatoare   meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier used in honorific speech in place of the common language classifier kie. cf. kie₁.

mmwen   n. fish sp.

11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM From: KR To: KR. Decide how to spell this and following entry. Note that V is not long; hence geminate bears on mora count.

mmwus   1. vi. to vomit. 2. n. vomit. cf. [meing] suhsuhda, keliali, eimwoal, kaluhlu.

mpahi   adj. submissive, modest, self-effacing.

mpahieng   vt. to approach someone to tell him or her something.

mparang   n. the edge of a site prepared for a traditional ground oven (uhmw), marked by two logs and a pile of stones that serve as a wall; the edge of the trodden path of a chicken trap.

mpe   prep. n. next to (him or her), with animate relationships.

mpei   adj. buoyant.

mpek   vi. to pick lice from one's hair; to groom. pakid, vt. cf. [meing] litepwitepw.

mpel en kehpin namwu   n. a yam cultivar.

mpehn   n. a pair of logs used as the main supports for the firewood structure of an uhmw. cf. [meing] nahnkeileng, soumasapwair.

mpen mour   n. the offer of a life as a payment or recompense for something.

mpen mourki   vt. to offer a life as a payment or recompense for something. E mpen mourkihla pein ih pwehn pwainla arail kamaramas. He offered himself in recompense for their murder.

mpeng   1. vi. to be awakened. 2. n. awakening; warning; counsel. pangin, vt.

mpereng   vi. to burn brightly, of a source of light having a flame, as a lamp.

mpimpe   vt. to blame, to accuse, to impute. E mpimpeirail. He blamed them.

mpoake   1. n. the act of rub‌bing noses, the tradtional form of a kiss. 2. vi. to rub noses. cf. [meing] resenleng, sisinleng.

mpw-   Note: Words beginning with mpw- (pronounced /mwpw/) are listed at the end of the mw section of this dictionary.

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