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mwah   n. the opposite sex sibling of one's spouse, the spouse of one's opposite sex sibling.

mwahi   n. color; pattern or design, as on cloth; stain, mark; freckle, mole, or any skin discoloration.

mwahiei   vi. to wail, at a funeral. mwahieiki, vt.

mwahieiki   vt. see mwahiei.

mwail   n. mile. [Eng.]

mwail mwahn   n. the seating area in a nahs located at the right wing entrance.

7/31/2014 10:31:57 AM From: KR To: DS. I'm not sure I understand the meanig of this and the next entry. Let's discuss this.

9/9/2014 9:21:13 AM From: DS To: KR. It is actually the right wing or the raised floor in the a nahs.

mwail pein   n. the seating area in a nahs located at the left wing entrance.

7/4/2017 3:43:16 PM From: KR To: KR. See note for mwail mwahn.

mwaimwai, also mweimwei₃.   adj. colored, spotted, pied.

mwahu   adj. good. cf. [meing] nei₃.

mwahuki   vt. to like or love, to consider good, to desire sexually; to agree, to like, to prefer.

mwahukihda   vt. to become fond of someone; to fall in love with. Pwutako mwahukihda serepeino. The boy fell in love with that girl.

mwahula   vi. to recover from an ailment, to get better.

mwahuda   vi. to clear, of the weather.

7/4/2017 3:28:18 PM From: DS To: KR. They share the following meanings to *agree, to *like, *prefer.

mwaur   vt. to douche. mwoumwou, vi.

mwahuda   vi. to clear, of the weather.

mwahuwi   n. goodness of.

10/24/2017 11:35:16 PM From: KR To: KR. This is the 3ps form of mwahu. Combine with mwahu and mwahu as a noun meaning good.

mwakar   vi. to be disgusted, to be displeased, to be slighted. Liho mwakarada pahrail aio. That woman was disgusted with them yesterday.

mwakaren mwar, also mwekeren mwar.   vi. to be upset for not having been given the title one expected to receive.

mwakaren mwenge, also mwekeren mwenge.   vi. to be upset for not having been given a share of food at a kamadipw.

mwakelekel   adj. clean; innocent, honest, pure.

mwaken   n. (3sg. mwakene) filth, resulting from unclean genital, used with reference to women.

Mwakereker   meing. n. February. Mwakereker iei sounpwong en Pepweri. Mwakereker is the month of February. cf. Pepweri.

mwakereker   n. constellation, possibly Pleiades.

mwahkohko   vi. of women, to sway the body and head while dancing.

mwakot   n. an area of fertile soil in either the nansapw or nanwel.

mwahl   1. adj. common, useless, of no consequence. 2. adv. recklessly, carelessly.

mwalaun   adj. devious, deceptive. mwalaunih, vt.

mwalaunih   vt. to deceive, to fool. mwalaun, adj.

mwalekuluk   archaic. adj. wrinkled, as the face of an old person.

mwahliel   1. n. (3sg. mwahlieli, mwahliali) brain; headache, dizziness. 2. adj. dizzy.

mwahmw   n. fish.

mwahmw pihr   n. fish sp., bony flying fish, Hirundichthys oxycephalus.

mwamwairehr   vi. to blow gently, of the wind.

mwamwaitih   vt. to visit. I mwamwaitih Pakihn. I visited Pakihn. mwemweit, vi.

mwamwahl   1. adj. not respected. 2. n. insignificance; irreverence.

mwahn   archaic. n. man, male.

mwahnakapw   1. n. young man. 2. adj. young, of males.

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

mwanok   vt. to peep at. Pwutako mwanok liho ansou me e duhduo. The young man peeped at the woman while she was bathing.

Mwand   n. name of an island in U municipality.

mwand   n. trace of movement either seen or heard, as made by someone sneaking around. Mie mwand limwahn wenihmwo. There was a trace of movement near the door.

Mwand Peidak   n. a section (kousapw) on Mwand, an island in U.

Mwand Peidi   n. a section (kousapw) on Mwand, an island in U.

mwandomahs   adj. always first to arrive at an activity with a contribution.

mwahng₁   n. plant sp., Angelonia angustifolia.

mwahng₂   n. taro sp., giant swamp taro; Cyrtosperma merkusii; the generic name of a number of cultivars of this species; an important food staple that can be used when other foods are scare, thus contributing to food-security.

mwahng idihd   n. a dish made of ground Cyrtosperma, mixed with coconut cream, and baked; sugar is sometimes added.

mwahng uhmw   n. a dish made of baked Cyrtosperma.

mwahng kieil   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with a stalk colored like the sp. of lizard kieil.

8/1/2014 7:03:28 PM From: KR To: KR. Not in B5.

mwahng pwiliet   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

8/1/2014 7:05:30 PM From: KR To: KR. Not in B5.

mwahng pwoil   n. a dish made of boiled Cyrtosperma.

mwahng sewi   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

8/1/2014 7:04:41 PM From: KR To: KR. Not in B5.

mwahng suwain   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with lacy-edged leaves.

8/1/2014 7:06:17 PM From: KR To: KR. Not in B5.

mwahng tekatek weitahta   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

8/1/2014 7:07:13 PM From: KR To: KR. Not in B5.

mwangaingai   adj. bumpy, rough, not smooth.

mwangas   n. ripe coconut; copra; ripe betel nut.

mwahngeida   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwanger   n. starspotted grouper, Epinephelus hexagonatus, normally found on fringing, lagoon, and patch reefs, as well as the barrier reef; any of a number of Serranidae spp.

8/7/2016 5:59:07 PM From: KR To: KR. Check this.

mwanger en mwoanipil   n. fish sp.

mwanger en nanipil   n. fish sp., whitespotted grouper, Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.

mwanger en nannamw   n. fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.

mwanger pwet   n. fish sp., snubnose grouper, Epinephelus macrospilos.

mwanger ripwiripw   n. fish sp., malabar grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus.

mwangerenger   adj. spotted, splotched.

mwahngih   meing. vt. to know, to understand. cf. ese.

mwahngihada   vt. gluttonous, given to eating too much.

mwahngieng   adj. giddy, dizzy.

mwahngin kialap   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin lamerer   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin meir   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Meir.

mwahngin nah   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin namwanamw   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from the outer islands.

mwahngin nukuwer   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Nukuoro.

mwahngin ngetik   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Ngatik (Sapwuahfik).

mwahngin palau   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Palau.

mwahngin pehleng, also inen mwakot.   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin pohnusamah   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin seidip   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwahngin wel   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwar₁, also mwahr.   n. (3sg. mware) title, name. cf. [meing] lengileng.

mwar₂   vi. to give a gift to show one's love for another. Ohlo kalapw mwar. He always gives a gift to show his love. Urohs lingano mwarala rehn liho. The nice skirt was given to the woman as a token of love.

mwahr, also mwar₁.   n. (3sg. mware) title, name.

mwarak   vt. to fall on, as of rain on leaves.

mwarahk   vi. to be spread around. Wahn kehngido mwarahkpeseng pah. The mangos were spread around under the tree. mwarahkih, vt.

10/24/2017 11:45:45 PM From: KR To: KR. Add transitive form.

mwaramwar   1. vi. to wear a garland, necklace, floral necklace, or lei. 2. n. garland, necklace, floral necklace, lei. mware₁, vt. cf. [meing] lengileng, wairenieu.

10/5/2017 9:16:48 AM From: DS To: KR. Wairenieu shares the meaning of necklace with mwaramwar.

mwaramwer   n. small yam; anything that comes in a round form, as mwohni mwaramwer, meaning change in the form of coins.

mwarahntik-   vi. to break or shatter, especially of glass. Kilahso pwupwidihte mwarahntikpeseng. The glass fell and shattered. Dahlo pwupwidihte mwarahntikpeseng. The dish fell and shattered.

mwarasak   n. a sahk₁ title, a title in the Nahnken's line.

mware₁   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for garlands, titles, or names.

mware₂   vt. to wear a garland, necklace, or lei. mwaramwar, vi. cf. ninih.

mwarehda   vt. to put on, of a head garland.

10/24/2017 11:51:06 PM From: KR To: KR. Define these the same way, except for to be crowned

11/17/2017 10:47:22 AM From: KR To: KR. Define ninih the same way, except for to be crowned

mwareiso   meing. n. chest, the area immediately in front of one. cf. mwarmware, pahnadi.

Mwarekehtik, also Mwarikihtik.   n. a title.

mwaren souleng   n. baptismal name.

mwareniki   vt. to hold a title, to wear a head garland. cf. [meing] lengilengih, langilangih.

mwarepein   n. a title for a female that is a counterpart of a male title.

mwarehda   vt. to put on, of a head garland.

mwahrewed   adj. slow, dilatory.

Mwarikihtik, also Mwarekehtik.   n. a title.

mwarkoanoat   n. a koanoat title.

mwarmware   n3s. chest. cf. [meing] mwareiso.

10/26/2017 5:56:07 PM From: KR To: KR. Map this. It goes many directions.

mwarpwoud   n. any priestly title.

mwahs   1. n. worm, bacteria, germ. 2. vi. to have worms.

mwasaut   n. a sp. of eel that lives in mangrove swamps.

mwasakoil   n. maggot.

mwasahl   n. (3sg. mwasahle) intestine.

mwasahn   vt. to watch out for, to look out for, to observe, to spy on.

mwasahngot, also mwoasoahngot.   1. n. decayed, of wood; termite ridden. 2. vi. to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood. 3. n. (3sg. mwasahngote) rot, decay, termite ridden wood.

Mwahsel   n. The Marshall Islands. [Eng.]

Mwasen Pahdol, also Mwesen Pahdol.   n. the ancestral goddess of the Lasialap clan who provided the island with a variety of plant and animal life.

8/7/2016 6:04:37 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.

Mwasenleng, also Mwesenleng.   n. the sacred eel whose corpse gave rise to utiak, a number of banana cultivars.

mwasenger   n. intestinal worm.

mwasik   vi. to be burned, of anything. isik, vt.

mwaso, also mwesot.   n. an eel, commonly found in mangrove swamps.

mwasod, also mwosod.   1. adj. rotten, of wood. 2. meing. n. urine. cf. kent.

mwasu   n. Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers), Synaptulids, edible, typically found in seagrass beds.

8/7/2016 6:05:11 PM From: KR To: KR. Check.

mwasdar   n. mustard. [Eng.]

mwadang   1. vi. to go fast₁, to be quick, to hurry. 2. adj. fast₁, quick.

mwadangete   adv. quickly, suddenly. E mwadangete aluhla. He quickly walked there.

mwadik, also mwedik.   n. (3sg. mwedike) trickery, chicanery.

mwadong   1. vi. to play; to engage in recreation. 2. n. game, recreation, drama. mwadonge, vt. cf. [meing] tehnmwel.

10/25/2017 12:01:37 AM From: KR To: KR. The common and meing forms don't fully match in meaning.

mwadonge   vt. to play with. mwadong, vi. cf. [meing] tehnmwele.

mwaht   n. clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm. see mwetiwel.

mwahtakai   adj. failing to observe the proper mwah relationship.

mwatal   n. pandanus spp., Freycinetla ponapensis or Pandanus cominsii, the latter of which is commonly used for making sleeping mats.

mwataliniak   n. pandanus sp., Humata banksii.

mwatang   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

mwate   vi. to move one's head up and down vertically.

mwatehda   vi. to convalesce, to recover; to raise one's head.

mwatih   vt. to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding. mwet, vi.

mwatik   n. blood from the uterus or rectum.

mwei₁   n. spot, stain.

mwei₂   vi. to be broken, of a string; to finish defecating. mweid₁, vt.

mweisang   vt. to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from. E mweisang ah nohno ni ah pwelel. She has been estranged from her mother since infancy.

mwehi   n. era, period of time, reign.

Mwehi Kapahieu, also Mwein Wai.   n. the fourth of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the foreign era.

Mwehi Keieu , also Mwein Aramas, Mwein Eni Kan, Mwein Kawa.   n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided.

Mwehi Keriau, also Mwein Saudeleur.   n. the second of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Saudeleur.

Mwehi Kesiluh, also Mwein Nahnmwarki.   n. the third of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Nahnmwarkis which begins with the fall of the Saudeleur.

mweilik, also likimwei.   vi. to throw or punch forcefully.

mweimwahu, also nihkesemwei.   n. a period of peace and tranquility.

mweimwei₁   1. vt. to be allowable, to be permissible. 2. n. permission. 1. E sohte mweimwei laid en wehi. It is not allowable to fish for turtle. 2. Re alehdi mweimwei. They were given permission.

mweimwei₂, also kehng.   n. fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani, harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus, oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis, spotted sweetlips, Plectorhinchus picus.

3/26/2016 9:24:14 AM From: KR To: KR. Check entry.

mweimwei₃, also mwaimwai.   adj. colored, spotted, pied. I linganiki likouli mweimwei. I think the colored dress is pretty.

mwein   sent. adv. maybe, perhaps, possibly. Mwein ohlo pahn mwahula. Maybe that man will get better.

Mwein Amerika, also Mwein Merika.   n. the American era.

Mwein Ansou   n. the present era, literally ‘time of now’.

Mwein Aramas, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Eni Kan, Mwein Kawa.   n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the common people.

Mwein Eni Kan, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Aramas, Mwein Kawa.   n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of spiritual ancestors.

Mwein Kawa, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Aramas, Mwein Eni Kan.   n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of building.

Mwein Kouwel   n. ancient, primitive, uncivilized times; before Mwein Marain.

Mwein Marain   n. the period of enlightenment, the period of Christianity.

Mwein Merika, also Mwein Amerika.   n. the American era.

Mwein Misioneri   n. the missionary period, also sometime identified as Mwein Marain. [Eng. misioneri]

Mwein Nahnmwarki, also Mwehi Kesiluh.   n. the third of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Nahnmwarkis which begins with the fall of the Saudeleur.

mwein nihkes, also nihkesemwei.   n. a time of peace and tranquility.

mwein peikes, also peikesemwei.   n. a period of war or instability.

Mwein Saudeleur, also Mwehi Keriau.   n. the second of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Saudeleur.

Mwein Sapahn   n. the Japanese period.

Mwein Sehmen   n. the German period.

Mwein Sipein   n. the Spanish period.

8/15/2014 11:29:19 AM From: KR To: KR. We should probably add dates for the Spanish, German, Japanese, and American periods.

Mwein Wai, also Mwehi Kapahieu.   n. the fourth of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the foreign era.

mweinlihamwahu   n. mole.

mweinlikou   n. remnants, small pieces of cloth.

mweinliroar   n. birthmark, any skin discoloration present from birth.

mweipeseng   vi. to come apart as in snapped rope; to be divorced or separated. Pwopwoudo mweipeseng. The couple is divorced.

mweipwet   1. n. skin fungus causing white spots. 2. vi., vt. to have this disease. 1. Mie mweipwet pohn kilio There is a fungus on his skin. 2. E mweipwet kilio. He has a skin fungus.

mweir, also mwer₁.   adj. loose, as of a knot or lashing.

mweisang   vt. to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from. E mweisang ah nohno ni ah pwelel. She has been estranged from her mother since infancy.

mweisuwari   n. the last of the bunch; the last breadfruit in a group of three fruits that grow from the same branch.

mweisuwed, also peikesemwei.   n. a period of war and instability.

mweid₁   vt. to break, as a string. mwei₁, vi.

7/7/2017 2:22:28 PM From: KR To: KR. Look at suffixed forms of this verb listed below and decide how to handle.

mweid₂   n. hollow, ravine.

mweidala   vt. to release, to let go; to allow one to leave.

mweidehng   vt. to allow, to permit. Ihs me mweidehng irail en laid nan santuari en mwahmwo? Who allowed them to fish in the fish sanctuary? mweimwei₁, vi.

mweidpeseng   vt. to grant a divorce; to cause a divorce.

mweitoal   n. freckle.

mwek   n. hammock for children.

mwehk, also luwekindinloal.   n. tree sp., Glochidion ramiflorum, the terminal buds of which are used for increasing the appetite of young children.

mweker   vi. to make an explosive or crackling noise.

mwekeren mwar, also mwakaren mwar.   vi. to be upset for not having been given the title one expected to receive.

mwekeren mwenge, also mwakaren mwenge.   vi. to be upset for not having been given a share of food at a kamadipw.

mwekeriker   adj. crackling, of a sound or noise.

mwekihkieng   meing. vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. cf. mwusihrer.

mwekimwek   n. arrowroot, also called Polynesian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides.

mwekid   1. vi. to move, as in one's own body movement. 2. n. motion, movement; action, affairs. cf. [meing] keielek.

mwekidida   vi. to be stirred up, to be aroused.

mwekidikid   adj. unsteady, unstable; active, as in a hyperactive person.

mwekidida   vi. to be stirred up, to be aroused.

mwehl₁   adj. red hot, of objects; angry, furious.

mwehl₂   n. ripe breadfruit wrapped in leaves and prepared in an uhmw; any starchy food cooked with coconut milk.

mwele   adj. calm, of the weather or the sea.

mwelek, also mwilik.   n. a suspicion. Mie ahi mwelek. I have a suspicion.

mwelekek   n. peace, tranquility.

mwelekih, also mwilikih.   vt. to suspect.

mwelehlap   meing. adj. free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled. cf. pisek.

mweleng   n. area below the peak of a roof.

mwelengen sakau   n. kava dermopathy, flaking of the skin resulting from heavy consumption of kava.

mweli   n. rocky area.

mwelimwel   archaic. n. chignon, bun, a kind of hair-do worn by women in which the hair is tied in knots at the nape of the neck or lower; also worn by men in early times.

11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM From: KR To: KR. One knot, several?

mwelung   adj. satiated, having had one’s fill of sex with men (of a woman).

mwelungda   vi. to desire sexual gratification, said of a woman.

mweluhpei   meing. vi. to warm oneself by a fire. cf. rengireng.

mwell   n. a sp. of Nudibranch.

mwemmwan   vi. to bulge, of something covered, the shape of which is discernible.

mwehmwe₁   n. yam that develops on the vine, not edible; small thing or object.

mwehmwe₂   n. dirt; bad or stinking smell.

mwemweit   vi. to visit; to take a walk. mwamwaitih, vt. cf. [meing] luwahreureu.

mwenei   vi. to jiggle up and down, as of the fat on a fat person.

mwenge   1. vi. to eat. 2. n. food. cf. [meing] sak₁, sahk₁, koanoat, tungoal.

mwengehn menseng   1. vi. to eat breakfast. 2. n. breakfast. cf. [meing] kapwarsou, kemenseng.

mwengehn soutik   1. vi. to eat dinner (the evening meal), to eat supper. 2. n. dinner, supper. cf. [meing] kasoutik, koduhsou.

mwengehn souwas   1. n. lunch. 2. vi. to eat lunch. cf. [meing] kasouwas.

mwengehnpwong   1. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. a late night snack of this kind. cf. [meing] ihenpwong, ihanpwong.

mwengin, also mwenginingin.   archaic. vi. to whisper. mwenginih, vt.

10/25/2017 12:25:51 AM From: KR To: KR. List all the transitive forms that are given for mwenginingin.

mwenginih   vt. to whisper to. mwenginingin, mwengin, vi.

10/25/2017 12:28:48 AM From: KR To: KR. Add meing forms here: loitikih, peren mwoluhluwe, mwokuhkuhwe

mwenginingin, also mwengin.   vi. to whisper. mwenginih, vt. cf. [meing] loitik.

mwengintik   n. side platform of a nahs; house of prayer.

mwengoungou   adj. appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.

mwengki   1. n. monkey, ape. 2. adj. silly, given to monkeying around. [Eng.]

mwengloal   1. vi. to soliloquize. 2. n. soliloquy. 2. I mwengloal. I soliloquize. 2. Liho mwengloal, ahpw sohte me rong. The woman talked to herself, but no one heard her. cf. [meing] perehn mwoluhlu.

mwer₁, also mweir.   adj. loose, as of a knot or lashing.

mwer₂   vi. to have fallen in quantity, as of rain or fruit.

mwer₃   n. behavior, deception.

mwerek   adj. slack, as of a rope; wrinkled.

mwerekirek   adj. wrinkled.

mwerehrehn uken madau   archaic. n. something which initially seemed insignificant but later becomes important.

mwerehrehnpwil   vi. to be mature, of breadfruit. Mahio mwerehrehnpwilier. The breadfruit is already mature.

mweruwo   1. adj. deceptive, deceitful. 2. n. deceptiveness, deceitfulness. 1. Aramaso me mweruwo. The person is deceptive. 2. Ahmw mweruwo pahn kihienguhk kahpwal. Your deceptiveness will get you into trouble.

mwerkao   n. forgery.

mwerkau   1. n. malice. 2. adj. malicious. 1. Liho esehda ah mwerkau. That lady discovered his malice. 2. E me mwerkau. He is malicious.

mwersuwed, also mworsuwed.   1. adj. dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;. 2. n. dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior. mwersuwedih, vt.

mwersuwedih   vt. to cheat, to deceive. mwersuwed, mworsuwed, adj.

mwesei, also mweseisei.   1. vi. to make noise. 2. n. a disturbance caused by noise.

mweseisei   vi. see mwesei.

mweseu   adj. lusty.

mwesel   vi. to leave, to depart. cf. [meing] ketda.

mwesen ntahkereker, also ntahkereker.   1. n. dysentery, with blood in the stool. 2. vi. to have dysentery.

Mwesen Pahdol, also Mwasen Pahdol.   n. the ancestral goddess of the Lasialap clan who provided the island with a variety of plants and animals.

Mwesenleng , also Mwasenleng.   n. the sacred eel whose corpse gave rise to a unique banana cultivar.

mwesenloang   n. maggot.

mwesot, also mwaso.   n. an eel, commonly found in mangrove swamps.

mwehdi   n. caterpillar.

mwedik   n. (3sg. mwedike) trickery, chicanery.

mwedilinmall, also dipwinmall, limwedilinmall.   n. fern sp., Dicranopteris linearis false staghorn fern, traditionally placed in the home and inserted in thatch to prevent roach infestation; also used to make mwaramwars.

mwet   vi. neut. to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding. mwatih, vt.

mweteh   n3s. shade, shadow. cf. [meing] iollap.

mweteu   vi. to hang down.

mwetik   n. menses; flux.

mwetida   vi. to be in heat, to be ready for breeding, of female dogs and pigs.

mwetiwel, also mwetuwel.   1. n. clearing, garden, plantation, farm. 2. vi. to clear land, to garden, to farm. see mwaht.

mwetuwel   n. see mwetiwel.

mwetpwel   1. vi. to remove all ground cover, leaving only the soil. 2. n. bare ground. 1. Ah mwetwelin uhto mwetpwel. The ground cover in the banana patch has been removed. 2. Nan uht ko mwetpwel. There is bare ground around the bananas.

mwetpwur   adj. ill-prepared to honor a visitor with a feast.

mwih   n. name of the digraph mw, the eleventh letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /mw/, a labialized and velarized bilabial nasal.

mwiekehk   adj. disarranged, disordered, dirty in appeaarance.

mwilik, also mwelek.   n. a suspicion.

mwilikih, also mwelekih.   vt. to suspect.

mwir, also mwur₂.   1. n. a kind of magic to delay an action. 2. vi. to perform this kind of magic. mwirih, vt.

10/25/2017 12:45:29 AM From: KR To: KR. Use the definition of mwur for this.

mwirih, also mwurih.   vt. to cast a magic spell on, to do magic on. Ohlo mwirihirail. The man cast a spell on them. mwir, vi.

mwirilik, also mwurilik.   1. n. a death feast, given at the burial. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. mwirilikih, vt.

mwirilikih   vt. see mwurilikih.

11/28/2017 8:12:02 PM From: KR To: KR. Fill out this definition?

mwirimwir, also mwurumwur.   archaic. n. farewell.

mwidihlihk   n. (3sg. mwidihlihki) kidney.

mwo   dem. pr. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.

mwoh   vi. to moo, of a cow.

mwou   adj. bruised; abused.

mwoumwou   vi. to douche. mwaur, vt.

mwohkan   dem. pr. those, away from you and me.

mwohken   pron. there.

11/17/2017 10:47:41 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

mwokenen   pron. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.

11/17/2017 10:47:59 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

mwokuhku   vi. to talk quietly, to whisper.

mwokuhr   1. n. rotten fruit. 2. adj. rotten, of fruit.

mwolen kopwung lapalap   n. high court, supreme court.

mwoluhlu, also mwoaluhlu.   1. meing. vi. to whisper. 2. meing. n. whisper. cf. mwenginingin, mwengin.

mwolung, also mwoalung.   adj. lusty, said of a woman. mwolungih, vt.

mwolungih, also mwoalungih.   vt. of a woman, to instigate sexual activity with a male. mwolung, mwoalung, adj.

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

mwoluhdingiding   meing. vi. to be soaked, to be dripping wet. cf. medu.

mwohmw   n. (3sg. mwomwe) appearance, shape; kind, sort, type, nature. Ia mwomwen ohlo? What does that man look like? Ih mwomwen aht tiahk. It's the nature of our culture.

mwomwala   vi. to be exhausted, of a supply; to be extinct; to be annihilated.

mwomwalap   adj. impolite.

mwomwalis, also mwompwon.   n. fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.

mwomwadahn kosonned   n. bill, proposal, in legislative proceedings.

mwomwawas   adj. impertinent, rude.

mwomwenli   adj. effeminate.

mwomwehda   vt. to pretend; to imitate; to intend.

mwomwinieng₁   n. the first fish caught in a net being used for the first time; the fish that is awarded to the master fisherman.

2/10/2014 9:58:50 AM From: DS To: KR. The term will be better defined by Robert

mwomwinleng₂   n. fish sp., Oyena mojarra, Gerres oyena.

4/13/2015 1:17:33 PM From: KR To: KR. Which one is it?

mwomwitik   adj. shy; embarrassed, usually said of girls.

mwomwohd   n. session, assembly.

mwomwohd pohn takai mei   vi. to subsist well on an atoll.

mwomwohden Awak   n. an irreverent attitude toward wahu (respect behavior), attributed to the people of Awak.

mwomwohdiso   n. congregation, parish; a gathering in the presence of a Nahnmwarki.

mwomwohdmwahl   vi. to be idle.

mwomwmei   n. fish sp., Pacific longnose parrotfish, Hipposcarus longiceps.

mwomwpeleng   n. dried fish.

mwompwon, also mwomwalis.   n. fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.

4/13/2015 1:15:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Note this definition. *fish^sp., *dash-and-dot^*goatfish, %*Parupeneus^barberinus|

7/10/2017 9:49:34 AM From: KR To: KR. Note this alternate definition. *fish^sp., *dash-and-dot^*goatfish, %*Parupeneus^barberinus|

mwomwsahl   n. salted fish.

mwomwsang   vi. to be annihilated or destroyed.

mwomwseik   n. fish sp., rainbow runner.

mwomwdahr   1. n. feast for the first catch of a spawning season. 2. vi. to offer this feast. 1. Mwomwdahr me wiawi ni tehnpas pwe mie me laid. It was a spawning season feast because someone caught a spawning fish. 2. Irail mwomwdahr. They are having a spawning season feast.

mwomwtoantoal, also darop, tamwarok.   n. fish sp., yellow eyed surgeonfish.

8/11/2014 9:08:36 AM From: KR To: KR. Make sure the alternates have the same definition.

mwohn limpoak   slang. n. sweetheart, first love, either chronologically or in rank. Ei mwohn limpoak me suwanawan. My sweetheart is extremely attractive.

mwohn pahr   1. n. feast for the first turtle caught on a fishing trip. 2. vi. to perform this feast. 1. Mwohn pahr ieu met. This is a feast for the first turtle caught on the fishing trip.

mwohn wahr   n. bow₂ of a canoe.

mwohnawar   1. n. paddler who sits in the bow₂ of a canoe. 2. vi. to paddle from the bow of a canoe.

mwohneki   vt. to prefer.

mwohnen   pron. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.

11/17/2017 10:48:28 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?

mwohni   n. money. [Eng.]

mwohni mwaramwer   n. change, in the form of coins.

mwohni takai   n. coin.

mwohniki   vt. to consider most important.

mwohnmei   n. the first breadfruit harvested, which are taken to a chief.

Mwohnmwehi   n. the name usually given to the first Saudeleur.

Mwohnmwur   n. one of the two brothers who employed magic to help shape the physical features of Pohnpei; the other is Sarapahu.

Mwohnsamwohl   n. worship of the sea, with an emphasis on living organisms.

Mwohnsapw   meing. n. lord, chief of the highest order.

Mwohnsapwala   vi. to become a Nahnmwarki. Ohlo Mwohnsapwala. That man became a Nahnmwarki.

Mwohnsapwoko   meing. interj. your highness, when addressing a Nahnmwarki. Mwohnsapwoko, re ket nan mwadong sapahrek wet. Your highness, please accept our entertaining dance.

mwohndi   vi. to sit down. cf. [meing] ketdi, keipwekidi.

mwongoungou, also mwengoungou.   adj. appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.

mwopw   1. vi. to be out of breath, to be unable to catch one's breath; to be shut off from a source of air. 2. n. asthma.

mwopwula   vi. to suffocate.

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

mworourou   adj. fat, stout, obese.

mworopw, also mwoaroapw.   n. Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.

mworopwinsed   n. tree sp., Heritiera littoralis.

mworuhru   meing. adj. gluttonous, given to eating too much. cf. engidek.

mworsuwed, also mwersuwed.   1. adj. dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked. 2. n. dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior. mwersuwedih, vt.

mworsuwedih, also mwersuwedih.   vt. to cheat, to deceive.

mwohso   1. n. appendicitis. 2. vi. to have appendicitis. [Jap. mōchō]

mwosou   n. fern sp., Haplopteris elongata, ribbon fern.

mwosod, also mwasod.   1. adj. rotten, of wood. 2. meing. n. urine. cf. kent.

mwohd   vi. to sit. mwohdang, vt. cf. [meing] roasailap.

mwohdalap   1. vi. to sit in a dignified manner; to sit in the posture of a sitting chief. 2. n. the posture of a sitting chief; a session of dignitaries.

mwohdang   vt. to sit, to occupy the place of authority in a nahs; to sit on a throne. mwohd, vi. cf. [meing] mwoalehdi.

mwohdenpal   vi. to serve as a tacit expert during the construction of a house or a canoe.

mwohdenpwong   vi. to be in the state of holding a vigil for the death or for the death of a Nahnmwarki. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhn iollap.

mwohdehng, also mwohdang.   vt. to sit in on, as a meeting; to observe. mwohd, vi.

mwohdeteng   adj. durable in drinking kava, able to outlast all others.

mwohdipwisou   1. vi. to offer first fruits, of produce not traditionally important on Pohnpei, such as vegetables, taro, bananas, etc. 2. n. such a first fruits offering. 1. Se mwohdipwisou aio. We made our first fruits offering yesterday. 2. Mwohdipwisou me ke wia? Was it a first fruits offering that you did?

mwodol, also mwudul.   1. n. a piece; an object. 2. num. cl. used in counting small, rounded objects. 2. kisin kehp riamwodol two pieces of yam.

mwotou   vi. to be suspended, to be dangling, to be hanging. kamwataur, vt.

mwotomwot   adj. short.

mwotkoloi   adj. very short.

mwowe₁   prep. n. ahead of, in front of, before (him, her, or it).

mwowe₂   vt. to offer as a first fruit.

mwoweh   vt. to precede, to head, to lead; to prefix. Mwareho mwoweh edeho. His title precedes his name.

mwowihdi   vi. to be swamped, of canoes and boats.

Mwoakilloa, also Mokil.   n. an atoll located east of Pohnpei, within Pohnpei State.

4/13/2015 10:42:13 AM From: KR To: KR. Add Ponape.

10/25/2017 6:28:19 PM From: KR To: KR. Add Ponape, reference to old spelling.

Mwoakot   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

mwoahl₁   meing. n. (3sg. mwoale) sitting place, sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place. cf. dehu.

7/26/2017 9:50:14 AM From: DS To: KR. They share the basic meaning of 'sitting place'.

10/25/2017 6:31:47 PM From: KR To: KR. They share the basic meaning of a place where sit, sleep, have sexual intercourse

mwoahl₂   meing. n. clothing. cf. likou.

10/25/2017 6:32:48 PM From: KR To: KR. Make the definition here the same as for likou.

mwoalekek, also mwulekek.   n. peace.

Mwoalehlap   n. the prescribed seating area in a nahs where the Nahnmwarki sits; the area by the front central post known as salidi en enihlap; throne.

1/29/2018 10:40:09 AM From: DS To: KR. Adjustment has been made.

mwoalehlap   meing. n. the platform upon which the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken sit in a nahs.

mwoalehle   1. vt. to be anointed; to be covered with oil;. 2. adj. shiny; oily.

mwoalen kopwung   n. courtroom, courthouse.

mwoalen kopwung lapalap   n. supreme court; high court.

mwoalen kopwungen wehi   n. local court; municipal court.

Mwoalen Wahu Ileilehn Pohnpei   n. Pohnpei Council of Traditional Leaders.

mwoalepeidi   meing. vi. to lie down. cf. wendi.

mwoalehda   meing. vt. to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing. cf. likawihada.

mwoalehdi   meing. vi. to sit, to occupy the place of authority in a nahs; to sit on a throne. cf. mwohdang.

mwoaloal   n. dent, depression.

mwoaloaldi   vi. to be dented; to squat down in the water.

mwoaluhlu, also mwoluhlu.   1. meing. vi. to whisper. 2. meing. n. whisper. cf. mwenginingin, mwengin.

mwoaluhluhn iollap   meing. n. to be in the state of holding a vigil for the death or for the death of a Nahnmwarki. cf. mwohdenpwong.

mwoaluhluhnpwong   meing. n. the act of sleeping on something, such as a problem. cf. loasenpwong.

mwoaluhluhnpwongih   meing. vt. to sleep on a matter; to let the issue ride until the next day. cf. loasenpwongih.

8/15/2014 10:46:44 AM From: KR To: KR. Reconcile the definitions among these forms.

mwoalung, also mwolung.   adj. lusty, said of woman.

mwoalungih, also mwolungih.   vt. of a woman, to instigate male sexual activity.

mwoaluhpei   meing. vi. to warm up at a fire. cf. rengireng.

mwoalus   n. cinder, ember, charcoal, coal of a fire.

mwoalus pohn weitahta   n. fish sp., coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata.

mwoalusulus   n. Serranidae (groupers), fish sp., bluespotted grouper, Cephalopholis argus, normally found in lagoons and near patch and barrier reefs.

12/29/2013 11:37:37 AM From: KR To: KR. Note that we have this in dictionary as mwalusulus. Are these alternate pronunciations, or is one wrong. The definitions should be made identical if they are the same. See mwalusulus for the ET identification (the one we will use).

mwoaltehmwahu   1. meing. n. footwear. 2. meing. vi. to wear footwear. 1. Sohte mwoaltehmwahu. There is no footwear for the high chief. 2. Re mwoaltehmwahu rahn wet. He is wearing footwear today. mwoaltehmwahuwih, vt. cf. suht, sohri.

mwoaltehmwahuwih   meing. vt. to wear footwear. Mwohnsapw mwoaltehmwahwi suht. Mwohnsapw is wearing shoes. mwoaltehmwahu, vi. cf. suhtih, sohrih.

mwoaltehnpwel   meing. n. a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug. cf. likoun irine.

mwoanipil   1. n. the act of peeping at nude people who are bathing. 2. vi. to peep at nude people who are bathing. mwoanipilih, vt.

mwoanipilih   vt. see mwoanipil.

mwoanok   vt. to peep at.

mwoahr   1. n. diarrhea. 2. vi. to have diarrhea.

mwoaroidi   vi. to submerge oneself in deep water for the purpose of hiding; to calm down.

mwoarok en sakau   n. residue at the bottom of a cup of kava.

mwoarong, also mwoaroang.   1. vi. to be noisy. 2. n. crowd noise.

mwoarosala   vi. to lose one's will to succeed, to lose all hope.

mwoaroang   1. vi. to be noisy. 2. n. crowd noise.

mwoaroangoaroang   adj. noisy.

mwoaroapw, also mworopw.   n. Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.

mwoaruhru   adj. greedy; egoistic.

mwoarus   adj. depressed, lethargic, listless. Serepeino inenen mwoarus. That girl is really depressed.

mwoarusala   vi. to become depressed. Ohlo mwoarusala. That man became depressed.

mwoasoangidi   vi. to be decayed to the point of disintigration, of wood.

mwoasoahngot, also mwasahngot.   1. adj. decayed, of wood; termite ridden. 2. vi. to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood. 3. n. (3sg. mwoasoahngote) rot, decay, termite ridden wood.

mwoator   1. adj. paralytic, weak. 2. n. paralysis, weakness.

mwoahtoaht   vi. to lose one's initiative to act.

mwukumwuk   vi. to rinse one's mouth, to gargle. cf. [meing] dawado.

mwul   n. thread, fine fiber.

mwule   vt. to knead, as in kneading (bread); to twist or wind together. Ansou en kepel pilawas, aramas pil kin mwule lao e mwut. When making bread, people knead until it is ready. Pwutako mwule doaroapweho. The boy twisted the paper.

mwulekek, also mwoalekek.   n. peace.

mwulepene   vt. to twist or wind₁ together.

mwuledek   1. n. excessive amount. 2. adv. exceedingly, excessively.

mwuhmwu   1. n. muumuu, an ankle length dress. 2. vi. to wear a muumuu. [Eng.< Haw.]

mwuhn   n. fish sp., squirrelfish, Myripristis adustus.

mwuhn weitahta   n. fish sp., bigscale soldier fish, Myripristis berndti.

mwunseik   n. fish sp., rainbow runner, Elagatis bipinnulatus; normally found in lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef. [Mok. mwinjeik]

mwur₁   adv. a little; a bit, kind of. I mwur soumwahuda aio. I became a little sick yesterday.

mwur₂, also mwir.   1. n. a magic spell. 2. vi. to cast a magic spell. 1. E wia mwur. He cast a spell. mwurih, vt.

mwuhr   n. later.

mwuri   prep. n. after, behind (him, her, or it).

mwurih, also mwirih.   vt. to cast a magic spell on, to do magic on. Ohlo mwurih liho. That man cast a spell on the woman. mwur₂, vi.

mwurilik, also mwirilik.   1. n. a death feast, given at the burial. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. mwurilikih, vt.

mwurilikih, also mwirilikih.   vt. see mwurilik.

mwurin souwas   n. afternoon.

mwurinwar   1. n. paddler who sits in the stern of a canoe. 2. vi. to paddle from the stern of a canoe.

mwuroi   n. bird sp., Micronesian pigeon, Ducula oceanica; also used generically for any pigeon.

mwurumwur, also mwirimwir.   archaic. n. farewell.

mwus   vi. to move as a group. Re pwonte mwusdo oh audehla sehr ko. They moved here as a group and filled the chairs. Koaros mwusieila. They all went out in a group. mwusir, vt.

mwuserehre   1. meing. vi. to think. 2. meing. n. thought. cf. madamadau.

mwusikek   vi. to initiate movement of the whole body, as when one starts to rise, walk, run, etc.

mwusiko   n. marching band₂. [Jap.]

mwusing   1. n. pool₁ of money, the combined wagers of betters. 2. vi. to create a pool of money. [Jap. mushin]

mwusir   vt. to move as a group. E mwusir tohn kousapw en kasamwo mwohnsapw. He moved the villagers into a group to welcome Mwohnsapw. mwus, vi.

mwusihrer   vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. cf. [meing] mwekihkieng.

mwusumwus, also mwutumwut.   n. a swarm of animate beings, group. I kilangada mwusumwus en longalap. I saw a swarm of honeybees.

mwudan   vt. to squeeze, to compress. mwudanpene to squeeze together.

Mwudok   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

mwudul, also mwodol.   1. n. a piece; object. 2. num. cl. used in counting small, rounded objects. 2. kisin kehp riemwodol two small round yams.

mwut₁   adj. pulverized, crushed, mashed.

mwut₂   num. cl. used in counting heaps or piles. mwutin dihpw pahmwut four piles of grass.

mwute   vt. to smash. E mwute pihruo. He smashed the beer bottle.

mwuterek   adj. soft.

mwutinieng   n. gust of wind; storm, gale.

mwutumwut, also mwusumwus.   n. a swarm of animate beings, group. mwutumwut en loahng swarm of flies mwutumwut en aramas group of people.

mpwa   n. hermit crab.

mpwakang   n. something that tastes bad, but is neverthless edible.

mpwe   n. curve, bend.

mpwei   n. ball; stomach; sphere.

mpwein kent   n. bladder.

mpwein tenek   n. the spongy substance found in a sprouting coconut in its early stage of development.

mpwek   n. bud of a flower.

mpwekin ripwiripw   n. fish sp.

mpwel₁   n. blister, from sunburn.

mpwel₂   vi. of a traditional earth oven (uhmw), to be at the stage where the food has been placed in it and has been covered with leaves.

mpwel₃   n. a variety of palm.

mpwel₄   n. female pig before it is bred.

mpwel₅   n. sp. of crab.

mpwelehdi   vi. to unexpectedly converge upon a place, of a large number of people.

mpwer   n. twins; also used to refer to multiple births, e.g. mpwer silimen, triplets.

mpwer-   vi. to come or go in pairs. Ira mpwerlongodo nan wenihmwo. They came in the door together (as a pair).

mpweren wiasu   n. a twin of the opposite sex.

mpwet, also mpwut.   1. vi. to blister. 2. n. blister.

mpwi   1. adj. leaky, as of a roof. 2. n. drop.

mpwokos   adj. humpback.

mpwos   n. boil₁, swelling, infection.

mpwos sarawi   n. an unopened boil₁, a kind of abcess.

mpwosada   vi. to swell; to rise, as of bread.

mpwoampw   n. rise, low hill; heap; humpback.

mpwul   1. n. (3sg. mpwule) flame. 2. vi. to burn with a flame, to blaze.

mpwulapwul   1. adj. pink. 2. n. pink.

mpwulda, also lulda.   adj. ablaze.

mpwun   n. barnacle.

mpwut, also mpwet.   1. vi. to blister. 2. b blister.


 
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