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-n₁, also en₁.   construct suffix of; This suffix is written together with the preceding word if that word is one syllable long or ends in a vowel; otherwise, it is written as the separate word en₁. olen Pohnpei man of Pohnpei.

1/5/2016 10:27:56 AM From: KR To: KR. This definition needs to be revised and add examples of both spellings.

-n₂   aff. derivational suffix, used to form adjectives from nouns, meaning 'having', 'full of', or 'characterized by'. dohl mountain, dolon mountainous; ilok wave, ilokin wavy.

na   interj. o.k., so, well₂, now.

nah   poss. cl. his, her, its; third person singular form of the dominant classifier. cf. [meing] sapwellime.

nahi₁   n. child, any person called child in the Crow kinship terminology.

nahi₂   n. the small stick attached to the end of a breadfruit picking pole, typically made of ketieu₂ or guava; the stick used in a fire trough for starting a fire.

naik   1. n. a type of net fishing, employing a net attached to a curved stick. 2. vi. to fish in this manner. 1. Solahr me ese wiahda naikitik. No one knows how to do naikitik any more.

naikalap   n. net, a large naik, used when fishing from a canoe.

naikitik   n. net, a small naik. Solahr me ese wiahda naikitik. No one knows how to make a naikitik any more.

nain   adj. having many offspring, fertile. Liho me nain. That woman has many offspring.

nainai   n. title of a Nahnmwarki. Nainain Nahnmwarki en Kitti Soukise. The title of the Nahnmwarki of Kitti is Soukise.

nainiki   vt. to own, to have, used with nouns occurring with the classifier nah. Liho nainiki serepein men oh pwutak riemen. That woman has one daughter and two sons.

nainikihda   vt. to raise , to rear₁, to have children. Liho nainikihda serepein silimen. The woman raised three daughters.

naip   n. knife, machete. [Eng.] cf. [meing] kehpit.

naipokos   n. pocketknife. [Eng.]

nair, also neirail.   poss. cl. their, plural. see nah.

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

nait   poss. cl. our, exclusive. see nah.

naitikihda   vt. to rear₁, to raise, of a child. Pwopwoudo naitikihda seri tohto. That couple raised many children.

naitikihdi   vt. to give birth. Serepeino naitikihdi seri mwahn men. That girl gave birth to a boy. neitik, vi.

nahu   n. human sperm.

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

naun   n. noun. [Eng.]

Nauru   n. Nauru.

nahk   n. storeroom, storage area.

nahken pohnsewe sek   n. checking account₂. Mie noumw nahken pohnsewe sek? Do you have a checking account? [sek <Eng. check]

nahken sent   n. savings account. Mie noumw nahken sent? Do you have a savings account? [sent <Eng. cent]

Nahlaimw   n. the second ranking title in the Nahnken line, formerly the highest priestly title.

Nahlapenlohd   n. a reef island off the southern coast of Madolenihmw, where forces from Kitti and Madolenihmw engaged in a major battle in 1850.

Nahleo   n. title of the wife of a Nahnawa.

Nahlepenien   n. son of Isokelekel, the first Nahnken of Madolenihmw and later the first Nahnmwarki of U.

Nahliam   n. a title that originated from the name of one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.

nahliam   n. fish sp., barracuda.

Nahliahnensokole   n. name of a female turtle who had two sons named Senekia and Senekie.

sohndi   vi. to inherit.

Nahlik   n. a title.

nahlik en souwihso   n. a yam cultivar.

nahlik en dolen katau   n. a yam cultivar.

Nahlik Lapalap   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

nahlik lapalap   n. a yam cultivar.

Nahlikendenleng   n. an honorific title of the paret, (the brown noddy tern), believed to be the bearer of both good and bad news.

Nahlikiei   n. title of the wife of Nahlik.

nahlikiei   n. a yam cultivar.

nahlikiei pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

nahlikiei en sokele   n. a yam cultivar.

Nahlikiei Lapalap   n. title of the wife of a Nahlik Lapalap.

nahlikiei weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

Nahlikiroun Pohn Dake   n. title of the wife of a Kiroun Pohn Dake.

nahlingopwngopw   adj. voracious in eating.

nahlipwuloiloi   n. a sp. of salt water eel with a slender body and black and white stripes, found in waters with a sandy bottom.

Nahlisahu Ririn   n. title of the wife of a Nahnsahu Ririn.

Nahluhk   n. a title.

nahluhk   n. spider sp.

Nahluhkpein   n. title of the wife of Nahluhk.

nam   slang. vt. to eat, to taste, used derogatorily. neminem, vi.

namaiki   adj. impudent, conceited. [Jap. namaiki]

namanam   n. taste.

namari   n. lead₂ (the metal). [Jap. namari]

Nahmadau   n. a title.

Nahmadau en Pehleng   n. a section chief of Pehleng who ruled the area as a soverign territory prior to the Kitti unification wars.

Nahmadaun Idehd   n. a title in the Nahnken line.

Nahmadoun Oare   n. a title.

namenek   adj. bashful, embarrassed, ashamed. cf. [meing] liroaridi.

nampil   adj. bland, tasteless, watery.

namtikih   meing. vt. to taste. cf. neme.

nahmw, also nehnamw.   n. deep water area between the barrier reef and the fringing reef, lagoon.

namwanamw   archaic. n. atoll, low island. Mehn namwanamw kei men. Those people are from atolls.

namweirak, also namweirek.   1. meing. adj. happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable. 2. n. tranquility. 1. Saikinte mwehi namweirak Sokehs. There has not yet been any tranquil period in Sokehs. 2. Wehi me sapwellimaniki sohpeidi mwahu kin sapwillimaniki namweirak. A chiefdom that has a good traditional chief experiences tranquility. cf. nsenamwahu.

namweirek, also namweirak.   1. meing. adj. happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable. 2. meing. n. tranquility. cf. nsenamwahu.

namwen eir   n. southern lagoon, refers to an atoll or lagoon to the south of Pohnpei from which one of the early expeditions to Pohnpei came; conjectured to be Tonga, Samoa, or Vanuatu.

namwen kasohr, also nemwen kasohr.   n. forgiveness, pardon.

nampwel   n. sea grass bed.

nan   prep. in. Kilelo mi nan kapango. The picture is in that suitcase.

nahn₁   1. n. buddy, honey, pal, used in addressing one's spouse, peers or children of the same sex. 2. interj. an attention getting exclamation, Hey!

nahn₂   n. pus.

nahn₃   interj. Behold! Nahn! Iei Ih sapwillimen Koht. Behold! He is the son of God.

nahn₄   sent. adv. actually. Se sohte pwek ohlo ni kamadipw, ahpw nahn e sohpeidi. We didn't call out his title at the feast, but he actually has a chiefly title. Nahn kowe me wia. Actually you are the one who did it.

nahn₅   archaic. n. spirit.

nan aumweredi   1. n. thrush, a disease, especially of children, characterized by whitish spots and ulcers on the membranes of the mouth and throat that can prevent a baby from being able to eat and drink, caused by a parasitic fungus, Candida albicans. 2. vi. to have this disease.

nan imwalap   n. the domestic environment. Nan imwalap kin kasalehda mwahuen lien nan imwalap. The domestic environment indicates the quality of a housewife.

nan imwalap mwahu   n. good housewife.

nan imwalap suwed   n. poor housewife. Liho nan imwalap suwed. The woman has an unfavorable household.

nan kapehd ohpampap, also ohpampap.   Biblical. adv. humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.

nan kapehd mwakelekel   adj. pure in heart.

nan kepinpil, also kepinpil.   n. estuary, mouth of a river. Irail seikan ni arail laid nan kepinpilo. They caught a lot of fish when they went fishing at the estuary.

Nahn Kirou   n. a title.

Nahn Kirou Ririn   n. a title.

Nahn Kiroun Pohn Dake   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nan Koapwoaramen   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

Nan Madap   n. a section (kousapw), claimed by both Kitti and Sokehs.

Nan Madol   n. a group of ninety-two man-made islets off the coast of Madolenihmw that once served as a political and religious center during the reign of the Saudeleur.

Nan Mwoluhsei   n. a seawall at Nan Madol adjacent to the entrance to Kahnihmweiso.

Nahn Pohnpei   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

Nahn Samwohl   n. the sacred eel that lived in a well on Idehd that embodied Nahnisohnsapw. kairak, vt.

nan suwan   n. clam shell used to grate coconut; scraper; a scoop made from pelikenna.

Nan Dauwas, also Nan Douwas.   n. name of the major structure in Nan Madol where the Saudeleurs resided.

Nan Douwas, also Nan Dauwas.   n. name of the major structure in Nan Madol where the Saudeleurs resided.

nan tehlik   n. forest, jungle.

nan waiio   n. the lands beyond the horizon of Pohnpei.

8/16/2014 10:00:34 AM From: KR To: KR. We sometimes write wai and sometimes waii. We need to decide how to handle this word and others like it.

Nan Wouniap   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

nahna   n. mountain.

Nahnalaud   n. name of the second highest mountain on Pohnpei, with an elevation of 2,532 feet (772 meters); shares boundaries with Madolenihmw, Nett, and Kitti; some believe it to be the highest mountain.

Nahnalek   n. title of the wife of a Nahnmwarki, in Nett, Kitti, and Sokehs.

Nahnapas   n. a title, in the Nahnken line, formerly of the second highest priest.

Nahnapasepei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnapas.

nahnapwoud   adj. affectionate. Liho me nahnahpwoud. That woman is affectionate.

nahnapwoudki   vt. to treasure, to cherish.

Nahnado   n. title of the wife of a Noahs.

Nahnawa   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnawa Iso   n. a title.

Nahnesen   n. Isokelekel's chief lieutenant; an honorary title.

nanedi   n3s. chest, bosom.

Nahniau   n. a title.

naniak   n. mangrove swamp.

nanial   prep. n. on the road.

nahnie   n. name of a portion of a kava plant. When a large kava plant is split up so that it can be carried to a kamadipw, it is divided into three parts with the branches still intact. The first to be severed is called nahnie, the second nahnpe, and the third rohsapal.

Nahniek   n. a clan.

naniepw   n. a rahmwanger cultivar of kava.

nahnioaralap   1. meing. n. the act of scolding, deprecating, or censuring. 2. meing. adj. deprecative. nahnioarelepe, vt. cf. lupwoar.

nahnioarelepe   meing. vt. to scold, to deprecate, to censure. nahnioaralap, adj. cf. lupwoare.

nanimwintik, also nanimwitik.   n. frenulum labiorum (part of female genitalia).

nanimwitik, also nanimwintik.   n. frenulum labiorum (part of female genitalia).

naningintik   n. the name of a drum.

Nanipil   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett; the name of a river in Nett.

nanihr   n. border, boundary, frontier; limit; perineum (the area between the anus and the scrotum or vulva).

nahnihrpene   n. an area of land near a boundary.

nanisol   n. season of scarcity, when yams and breadfruit are not bearing.

8/23/2014 9:07:17 AM From: KR To: KR. We need to decide how to handle these nan forms.

Nahnisohnsapw   n. the principal deity of the Saudeleur; literally, the honored spirit of the land, embodied in an eel known as Nahn Samwohl.

Nahnisopahu   n. the ancestral deity of the Dipwinwai clan.

nahnisohra   meing. n. perspiration, sweat. cf. pwudau, pwudo.

Nahnihd   n. a title.

Nahnihd Lapalap   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnihdipei   n. title of the wife of Nahnihd.

Nahnidipei Lapalap   n. title of the wife of a Nahnihd Lapalap.

Nahnolosomw   n. a major Pohnpeian deity with jurisdiction over the construction of dwellings and feasthouses. Soupal akan kin koudokieng Nahnolomw pwehn sewese arail doadoahk en kouihmw. The expert house builders worshipped Nahnolosom so that he would help them in their construction activities.

Nahnollap   n. a major Pohnpeian deity who governed the sea. Mehn Pohnpei kin pwungih Nahnollap, pwehki ih me manaman nan doadoahk en paliesed. Pohnpeians used to worship Nahnollap, for he holds the power over sea activities.

nanukouleng   n. (3sg. nanukoulenge) forearm.

nahnuku, also nahnku.   meing. n. a food basket made from a palm frond. cf. kiam.

Nahnusuhnsapw   n. turtle worship, representing the merger of Pwonginsapw and Mwohnsamwohl during the reign of the Saudeleurs, associated with Olosohpa and Olosihpa, practiced at Nan Madol.

nankapehd   n. guts, in the sense of fortitude or the seat of the emotions.

nankapehdmedek   n. stomach ache.

nankapi   n3s. bottom, lower part, referring to the inside of an object.

Nahnkar   n. title of the wife of a Mwarekehtik.

nankade   n. the central ground area in a nahs between the kava stones and the front platform.

8/23/2014 9:13:48 AM From: KR To: KR. Discuss with Damian.

Nankawad   n. the homeland of the Sounkawad clan in the interior of Nett.

Nahnkei   n. a title.

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

Nahnken   n. title of the highest chief in one of the two title lines; counselor; hereditary head of the primary ruling clan in the dual system of titles in each of the five districts of Pohnpei.

Nahnkeniei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnken.

nankep   n. inlet.

Nankepin Sapwehrek   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Nankepira   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

nanker pwetepwet   slang. adj. coward.

Nahnkedin Idehd   n. title of the wife of a Nahmadaun Idehd.

1/29/2018 10:42:01 AM From: DS To: KR. It is in the dictionary as Nahmadaun Idehd.

Nahnkedinien   n. title of the wife of Nahlepenien.

nankilmwahu   adj. complacent.

nankisiniei   n. hell.

nankoakonmedek   1. n. arthritis, rheumatism. 2. vi. to have arthritis or rheumatism.

Nankoapwoaremen   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

Nahnku   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

nahnku, also nahnuku.   meing. n. a food basket made from a palm frond. cf. kiam.

Nahnkulai, also Nahnkulaimw.   n. title of the wife of a Nahlaimw (a shortened form of Nahnkulaimw).

Nahnkulaimw, also Nahnkulai.   n. title of the wife of a Nahlaimw.

Nahnkuhpei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnku.

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

nanlehpwel, also lehpwel.   n. freshwater wetlands where taro can be grown.

10/25/2017 7:36:48 PM From: KR To: KR. We need to deal with all these forms that have nan or ni prefixed to them. I doubt that the really mean exactly the same thing as the alternates that are provided. Also note that the alternates are not defined in the same way. DS believes nan here is literally 'in'. This is just a phrase. Modify the definition of lehpwel and delete this.

nanlukepe   n3s. waist, in the middle.

nanmall   n. low-lying grasslands, often covered with ferns and scattered shrubs and trees. see mall.

Nanmand   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

nanmas weitahta   adj. bloodshot, of the eyes.

nanmaski   vt. to find attractive.

nanmassohtih   adj. tender, affectionate, of a glance.

nanmad   n. shallow water areas of the lagoon.

nanmadau   n. open ocean, the ocean beyond the reef.

Nahnmadaun Pehleng   n. a title.

12/28/2017 11:45:40 AM From: KR To: KR. Note that we also have Nahnmadau en Pehleng. We need to decide which one to use.

nanmadola-   prep. n. area between. nanmadolara area between them.

Nanmeir   n. an interior valley on Pohnpei.

nanmesenedi   n3s. chest, breast.

nanmesenli   adj. infatuated with women.

nanmesenwol   adj. infatuated with men.

nahnmwal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

Nahnmwarki   n. rank of the highest chief in one of the two title lines; king, hereditary head of the primary ruling clan in the dual system of titles in each of the five wehi₂ of Pohnpei.

9/18/2014 5:10:21 PM From: DS To: KR. I believe so.

10/25/2017 7:43:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Note forms like nahnmwarkila (sp?), mwohnsapwala, etc. Should we add these as separate entries?

7/18/2018 11:23:44 AM From: DS To: KR. Or maybe that is something that the reference grammar should handle. -la suffixed to any noun gives the verbal meaning of 'to become'.

Nanmwarki kan   Biblical. n. Kings, two books in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament), 1 Nanmwarki kan and 2 Nanmwarki kan, (reflecting an old spelling of Nahnmwarki).

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

nanmweitik   meing. n. (3sg. nanmweitiki) vagina. cf. pihpi.

nanmweli   n. stony areas that are dangerous to cross due to their instability.

nanmwoal₁   meing. vi. to rest. Mwohnsapw pahn nanmwoal nan moatoar. Mwohnsapw will rest on his mat. cf. kommoal.

nanmwoaldi, also nanmwoalehdi.     vi. to lie₂ down to rest. Mwohnsapw nanmwoaldier. Mwohnsapw lay down to rest.

nanmwoal₂   1. meing. vi. to fart. 2. meing. n3s. fart. 1. Mwohnsapw nanmwoal. Mwohnsapw farted. cf. sing.

nanmwoalehdi, also nanmwoaldi.   vi. to lie₂ down to rest. Mwohnsapw nanmwoalehdier. Mwohnsapw has already lain down to rest.

nanmwoaldi, also nanmwoalehdi.   vi. to lie₂ down to rest. Mwohnsapw nanmwoaldier. Mwohnsapw lay down to rest.

nannamw   n. deep water area in the lagoon. see nahmw.

8/11/2016 10:32:07 AM From: KR To: KR. Check all the alternates that are given in association with these entries.

nannahna   n. an area of dwarf forests located at the top of some mountains. see nahna.

Nahnnep   n. title of the wife of a Wasahi.

nanpahina   n. barrier reef. see pahina.

Nanpahlap   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw, formerly called Lohsapw; also a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

Nanpahniop   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

nanpahpei   n. the ground floor area in a nahs where the uhmw is located.

nanpar   n. trade wind season.

nanparas   n. pit, formerly the pit in the middle of the main platform of a nahs where a fire was kept burning from which the first of the uhmws were lit.

Nahnparadak, also Nahparadak.   n. one of Isokelekel's lieutenants; an honorary title.

nanpeh   n3s. the inner part of the hand. cf. [meing] tehlapalap.

nahnpe   n. name of a portion of a kava plant. When a large kava plant is split up so that it can be carried to a kamadipw, it is divided into three parts with the branches still intact. The first to be severed is called nahnie, the second nahnpe, and the third rohsapal.

Nahnpei   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnpei Ririn   n. a title.

Nanpil   n. a river in Nett.

nanpidir   n. impenetrable forest, consisting of secondary vegetation.

nahnpwei   n. the name of the first of four taro leaves placed on the ground surrounding the kava stone that is used to prepare kava for the Nahnken. see pweikoar.

nahnpweileng   n. the name of the third of four taro leaves placed on the ground surrounding the kava stone that is used to prepare kava for the Nahnken. see pweikoar.

8/11/2016 10:34:08 AM From: KR To: KR. Decide how to handle this entry; cross-reference to names of other leaves?

Nahnpweipei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnpei.

nahnpweidak   n. the name of the second of four taro leaves placed on the ground surrounding the kava stone that is used to prepare kava for the Nahnken. see pweikoar.

nanpwel   n. ground, in the ground.

nanpwoaki   n. non-cultivated swamp area, difficult to move through, overgrown with a sp. of pandanus (Thoracostchyum pandanophyllum). see pwoaki.

nanpwung   prep. n. in a location between, in the middle. nanpwungara location between them.

nanras   n. ground level of a feasthouse.

nanrek   n. season of plenty, breadfruit season.

Nanriohk   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Nahnsahu Ririn   n. the third ranking title in the Nahnken line.

Nahnsaumw en Ririn   n. a title.

Nahnsaumw en Wehi   n. a title.

nansaun   n. the area in front of a feasthouse.

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

nansapw   n. cultivated, settled, or arable land; the place where people reside and cultivate crops.

nahnsapwe   n. thunder.

Nahnsehleng   n. a major Pohnpeian deity whose special domain is canoe building.

nansehpwel   n. a crude feasthouse that has no platforms.

nansed   n. lagoon, ocean, sea.

8/7/2013 10:32:22 AM From: DS To: KR. I added lagoon as the first meaning.

nansihleng, also sihleng.   meing. n. (3sg. nansihlangi. nansihlengihr) face. I kasawihada sang nansihlengihr. I could tell from your face. cf. mahs₂.

8/2/2017 10:55:22 AM From: DS To: KR. The third person meing form is nansilengihr. The same form is used for your face the second person form your face. the form sihlengi is also but i am sure it is proper for meing.

Nahnsou   n. a title.

Nahnsoused   n. a title.

Nahnsouwei   n. a title.

Nansokasok   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

Nansokole   n. a section of Nett along the Nanpil river that was once a soverign territory,.

Nansowihso   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

nandauwas   meing. n. (3sg. nandouwese, nandouwasahr) mouth. cf. ahu.

nandang   n. (3sg. nandenge) groin.

nandahng   n. (3sg. nandenge) tibia, the inner of the two bones of the leg, extending from knee to ankle.

Nantamwaroi   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

Nahnte   n. title of the wife of a Dauk.

nantehlap   1. meing. n. love, affection, romance, devotion. 2. meing. adj. kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted. 3. meing. vi. to be in love, to be romantic.

nanti   adj. said of one who tries hard.

nantihnsewe   n3s. back.

Nahntu   n. a title.

Nahntuhpei   n. title of the wife of a Nahntu.

nanwahu   n. valley, typically one that is difficult to reach in the nanwel.

Nanwei   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw; the name given to the place where a Nahnmwarki resides; the former name of central Kitti.

nanwel   n. primary forest, jungle, area overgrown with trees; uncultivated land; said to be the dwelling place of ghosts (eni). see wahl₁.

4/12/2015 2:31:12 PM From: KR To: KR. nan has a geographical feature, not abstractly, but the place.

nanwerenge   prep. n. middle, center, or midst of (him, her, or it).

nanwehwe   n3s. slit, crack, small opening, empty space, outer space, air space.

Nahparadak, also Nahnparadak.   n. one of Isokelekel's lieutenants; an honorary title.

nappa   n. Chinese cabbage, Brassica chinensis. [Jap. nappa]

nahrei, also nahri.   n. reef, with many large stones and coral heads protruding above the surface of the water.

nahreider   n. narrator. [Eng. narrator]

nahri, also nahrei.   n. reef, with many large stones or coral heads protruding above the surface of the water.

nahs   n. feasthouse, community meeting house; a place for worship.

nasepwel   n. an informally built feasthouse.

nasupi, also ekpland, pringihnas, wahntuhke toantoal.   n. eggplant, Solanum melongena. [Jap. nasubi]

natih   vt. to attempt to gain favor, to bribe.

natihada   vt. to buy.

ne   vi. to be divided, to be distributed. nehk, vt.

neh   n3s. leg. cf. [meing] aluhluwe, aluweluwe, .

nei₁   poss. cl. my. see nah.

nei₂   adj. neat, clean.

nei₃   meing. adj. good. cf. mwahu.

neiepwel   n. child of a chief, born and raised by the chief, but not a biological child. cf. tiekepe.

neili   adj. having more female than male offspring.

neiloal   1. n. pregnancy. 2. vi. to conceive.

neimwel   1. meing. adj. greedy, acquisitive. 2. n. greed. neimwele, vt. cf. noahrok.

neimwele   meing. vt. to covet, to be greedy for. neimwel, adj. cf. noahroke.

nein mwenge   adj. gluttonous.

nein pasdohra   n. a dry land taro cultivar.

8/29/2014 7:22:27 PM From: KR To: KR. In Balick?

nein pwohpw   n. a wet land taro cultivar.

nein sahle   n. a yam cultivar.

nein soukihn, also soukihn.   n. a yam cultivar.

neinei   n. to have offspring. Liho neinei serepein. The woman has female offspring.

neineinioas   meing. n. the offspring of a chiefly clan. Neineinioas sohpeidi. The offspring of a chiefly clan is royalty. cf. seri sohpeidi.

neineiwol   n. the birth of a male.

neinpwadil   n. a yam cultivar.

neipi   vi. to go without underwear. [Eng. navy]

neira   poss. cl. their, dual. see nah.

neirail, also nair.   poss. cl. their, plural. see nah.

neidam   vi. to sail with the outrigger lifted from the water.

neita   poss. cl. our, dual. see nah.

neitail   poss. cl. our, plural. see nah.

neitik   vi. to give birth; to be a parent; to possess, to draw interest, of money. naitikihdi, vt.

neitik en Madolenihmw   n. a phrase referring to a number of incestuous acts on which the polity of the chiefdom of Madolenihmw was founded.

nehu₁   n. fish sp., a kind of stonefish; scorpion fish.

nehu₂   archaic. n. orgasm.

nek₁   vi. to be finished; to be depleted or out of; to climax or ejaculate. E nek ramen nan sdohwa. The store is out of ramen.

nekiero   adv. last, with reference to time or an event. Kosonned en pahren doadoahk en mwohni en sounparet kamanamanla nan pahr nekiero. The current fiscal year appropriation was passed last year.

nekla   vt. to be completed, of a task; to be exhausted, of supplies.

neksang   vt. to graduate from, to finish anything.

nek₂   conj. adv. could, alternatively. Ke nek iang laid pwe re pahn anahne aramas. You could join the fishing expedition because they will need people. Ke nek kohdo lakapw. You could alternatively come tomorrow.

nehk   vt. to divide, to distribute. ne, vi.

nekiero   adv. last, with reference to time or an event. Kosonned en pahren doadoahk en mwohni en sounparet kamanamanla nan pahr nekiero. The current fiscal year appropriation was passed last year.

nekinek   1. vi. to store, to put away. 2. n. something put away in storage. 1. Ah kepwe ko nekinek nan sohkohu. His things are stored in that warehouse. 2. Mie ah nekinek nan ihmwet. He has something stored in this house. nekid, vt.

nekinekidi   Biblical. vi. to be buried.

nekid   vt. to store, to keep. Iawasa kita pahn nekid ata kepwe ka? Where will we store our stuff?

nekidala   vt. to save, keep, store, put away.

nekidedi   vt. to bury, to put in a safe place.

nekla   vt. to be completed, of a task; to be exhausted, of supplies.

neksang   vt. to graduate from, to finish anything.

nektait   n. necktie, tie. [Eng.]

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

neme   1. n3s. taste, flavor. 2. vt. to taste. cf. [meing] namtikih, memtikih, memlangih.

nemilo   vi. to French kiss; literally to eat the tongue.

neminem   1. slang. vi. to eat. 2. n. food. nam, vt.

nempe   n. numeral, number. [Eng.]

Nempe kan   Biblical. n. Numbers, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [nempe <Eng.]

nempihpi   vi. to engage in cunnilingus.

nemwe   meing. vt. to swallow. cf. kadanle.

nemwen kasohr, also namwen kasohr.   n. forgiveness, pardon.

nemwenkasohr   meing. adj. compassion mercy.

nen   num. ten thousand.

nehn troahli   n. the two wheels and the axle of a Japanese narrow-gauge train₂. [troahli <Jap. tororī < Eng. trolley]

nehnamw, also nahmw.   n. deep place within the barrier reef, lagoon.

nehne   1. vi. to do division. 2. n. division, in arithmetic; distribution.

nehnepeseng   vi. to be distributed. Mwenge kan pahn nehnepeseng. The food will be distributed.

nenek   1. vi. to commit adultery, to fornicate. 2. n. adultery, fornication. nenekih, vt.

neneke, also nenekih.   vt. to commit adultery, to fornicate.

nenekih   vt. see neneke.

nenekuhnkehlail   n. rape.

nenekuhnkehlailih   vt. to rape.

nehnepeseng   vi. to be distributed. Mwenge kan pahn nehnepeseng. The food will be distributed.

nenne   vi. to sleep, of children.

nennen   adj. quiet, silent.

nennen en sarau kommwad   proverb The quiet of the barracuda is fierce. Ohlo nennen en sarau kommwad. That man is as quiet and fierce as a barracuda.

nennenla   vi. to be quiet.

nenderek, also tehnlik, tehnlik matamat.   1. n. fern sp., bird's nest fern, Asplenium nidus, used for decorating yams and kava, decoration. 2. vi. to be decorated (with anything).

nengi, also ningi.   n. green onion, Allium fistulosum. [Jap. negi]

Nepahda   n. Nevada. [Eng.]

Nepraska   n. Nebraska. [Eng.]

ner   adj. sensitive, susceptible to stimuli.

neris   n. nurse. [Eng.]

nehsapw   1. vi. to divide land. 2. n. division of land.

ned   vt. to sniff; to smell. cf. [meing] ingir.

nehd, also nihd.   vt. to slide into or out of. nihdek, vi.

Net   n. see Nett.

net   vi. to buy, sell, or trade, to shop.

netin neminem   n. a apple polisher, one who flatters someone in a position of power.

nehtok   n. a amputee, one or both legs missing.

Nett, also Net.   n. name of a municipality in Pohnpei; officially spelled Nett in accord with an archaic spelling system in which the letter t was used to represent the phoneme now spelled d and the letters tt were used to represent the phoneme now spelled t.

ni, also nin.   prep. at, to. E kohla ni sidohwaho. He went to the store.

8/29/2014 7:31:56 PM From: KR To: KR. Add explanation of the distribution of ni and nin.

nih₁   n. name of the letter n, the twelfth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /n/, a dental nasal.

nih₂   n. coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, used for skirts, posts, oil, rope, spears, thatch, and for many other purposes.

nih pwetepwet   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing medium-sized pink nuts, characterized by its light green fronds.

3/2/2017 7:58:40 PM From: KR To: KR. In Balick?

ni rir   adv. secretly, privately. E utungada arail mwekido ni rir. He supported their action secretly.

ni wahu   adv. respectfully.

niaul, also aul.   n. slope.

10/25/2017 7:46:42 PM From: KR To: KR. Niaul is the location of a slope--not really equivalent of aul.

Niahlek   n. the name of the piece of land within Mesenieng where the Spaniards built their colony.

Nialem   n. Friday.

Niare   n. Tuesday.

Niepeng   n. Thursday.

nierehr   n. steep area, cliff. see erehr.

10/25/2017 10:14:11 PM From: KR To: KR. Make definitions of erehr and nierehr more like each other.

Niesil   n. Wednesday.

Niehd   n. Monday.

niondo   n. bayonet. [Jap. nihontō : Japanese sword]

nioaroahr   n. the shore between the nansapw and the naniak. see oaroahr₁.

8/30/2014 8:30:55 AM From: KR To: KR. Reconcile this with oaroahr.

Nikaunop   n. Saturday.

nihkarat   n. either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihkarattoal or nihkaratweita.

nihkarattoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large numbers of round, dark green nuts.

nihkaratweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing round, reddish-orange nuts.

nihke   1. n. ulcer. 2. vi. to have an ulcer.

nikenpiri , also kehnpwil.   n. tree sp., Garcinia ponapensis; medicine made from this tree is used to stop menstrual bleeding and dysentery; also good for firewood.

nihkengk   n. a coconut palm cultivar.

nihkerehs   n. cigar. [Eng. Negrohead, formerly the name of a brand of tobacco]

nihkes   meing. n. peace, tranquility; joy. cf. popohl.

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

-niki   aff. derivational suffix, used to form transitive verbs from nouns which may then be directly possessed, meaning 'to own' or 'to have'. sahpw land, sapweniki to own (of land).

1/5/2016 10:30:16 AM From: KR To: KR. The definition here is unclear. Improve.

nihkiro   n. negro, black. [Eng.]

nikparehre   n. a woman who sits by the deceased during a wake and wails with the mourners.

nihl   n. nail, spike. [Eng.]

nilime, also ninlime.   n3s. hand; land belonging to the Nahnmwarki.

nillime, also ninlime.   meing. poss. cl. hand; land belonging to the Nahnmwarki; a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifier sapwe. cf. peh, sapwe.

nim   vi., vt. to drink. cf. [meing] sohk₁, koautoke, urak₃, dakadak, dakeh.

nime   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for drinkable things. Kihdo mahs nimei uhpwo. Please give me my drinking coconut.

nimenseng, also menseng.   n. morning.

10/25/2017 10:20:50 PM From: KR To: KR. This is the same problem. Ni menseng means the time of the morning.

nimpar   1. meing. vi. to whistle. 2. meing. n. whistle. cf. kuwai.

nin, also ni.   prep. at, to.

nihn₁   n. tree sp., strangler fig, Ficus tinctoria, used in making cloth; a belt worn by women made of the bark of the nihn tree.

nihn₂   meing. adj. sweet. cf. mem.

nihn₃   meing. n. a garland worn by high title holders.

nihn aprika, also apwuraiasi.   n. African oil palm, Elaesis guineensis, introduced by the Japanese for its oil.

ninih   meing. vt. to be crowned with, to wear as in wearing head garland. cf. mware₂.

Ninikapw   n. an alternate name for Isohpahu.

nihnihrek   meing. n. eyelash. cf. ririnmas.

ninlangih, also langih.   meing. vt. to look up toward something. Mwohnsapw ninlangih pareto. Mwohnsapw looked up at the tern. cf. sarada₁.

4/9/2016 9:03:50 AM From: KR To: KR. Do a global search for these ni/nin and nan forms and decide how to handle.

ninleng   n. rank of Sohpeidi from title two to four in both the Oloiso and Serihso₁ lines.

8/12/2016 9:35:28 AM From: KR To: KR. Clarify title range.

ninlengda   meing. vi. to stand up. Mwohnsapw kin ninlengida oh poahngok nan kamadipw. Mwohnsapw usually stands up and speaks during a feast. cf. kesihnenda, uhda.

ninlime, also nillime.   meing. n3s. hand; land belonging to the Nahnmwarki; a possessive classifier employed in honorific speech in place of the common language classifier sapwe. cf. peh, sapwe.

ninlimehda   meing. vt. to hold; to accept. Mwohnsapw ninlimehda arail tomwo. Mwohnsapw accepted their atonement.

ninrahn   n. daytime.

ninsei   n. the rank order of the section chiefs and the two lines of chiefs except Wasahi and Noahs in the Nahnmwarki line, and Nahlaimw and Nahnapas in the Nahnken line.

ninsehlap   1. meing. n. love, affection, romance, devotion. 2. meing. adj. kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted. 3. meing. vi. to be in love, to be romantic. 1. Sapwellimahr ninsehlap ong aramas akan me sansal. Your love for your people is clear.

ninsihpene   n. evening, at twilight.

ninsoutik, also soutik.   n. sunset, evening.

ninsouwas   n. noon.

12/2/2017 9:16:35 AM From: KR To: KR. We need to discuss all these forms in the dictionary where we have a preposition (ni or nan) bound to a noun, in comparison to the free form of the noun. I'm not entirely sure I know how this works. For example, souwas vs. ninsouwas, ahk vs. naniak

ninsohrahn, also sohrahn.   n. pre-dawn morning hours.

nindin   n. fuzz on the stalk of sugar cane.

nindin kili   n. goose bumps.

3/2/2017 8:13:52 PM From: KR To: KR. Check to see what the botanical name is for this.

nindoken, also nindokon.   adv. while, at the time of. Nindoken sahpwo ah lapalapake, sohla me kak kohla mwo. While the land was flooding, no one was able to go there. nindoken ehu ansou once upon a time.

nindokon   n. Irail lelodo nindokon mentikitik. They arrived early in the morning. see nindoken.

ninduwen, also niduwen.   sent. adv. according to.

nintapi   n. in the beginning. Nintapi re pwungki, ah met re sapwungki. In the beginning they agreed with it; however, now they don't agree with it.

nintehleng   1. meing. adj. love, affection, romance, devotion. 2. meing. adj. kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted. 3. meing. vi. to be in love, to be romantic.

Nintu   n. the area of Mesenieng where a sacred stone shrine was located; these stones were used by the Spaniards to build a wall around the colony, now known as the Spanish Wall.

ningi, also nengi.   n. green onion, Allium fistulosum. [Jap. negi]

ningkapwan, also ngkapwan.   n. a while ago.

nipahrehre   n. the one who waits.

nihpwong   n. night time.

nireng   vi. to hit two marbles with one shot. [Jap. niren]

nihrir   n. either of two coconut palm cultivars called nihrirtoal or nihrirweita.

1/18/2014 5:58:11 PM From: KR To: KR. Check all instances of the use of the word 'variety' and change to cultivar where appropriate.

nihrirtoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized dark green nuts.

nihrirweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large bunches of medium-sized reddish-orange nuts.

nihd, also nehd.   vt. to slide into or out of. nihdek, vi.

nihdakih   vt. to slide something. nihdek, vi.

nihdek   vi. to be slid into or out of. nihd, nehd, nihdakih, vt.

niduwen, also ninduwen.   sent. adv. according to.

nihdwar   vi. to launch a canoe.

nihdwel, also wel₁.   vi. to molt a shell.

nihtahta   n. fish sp.

nihtik   n. either of the two coconut palm cultivars called nihtiktoal or nihtikweita.

nihtiktoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small dark green nuts.

nihtikweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing small reddish-orange nuts.

nihtoal   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, dark green nuts.

Nihwe   n. the name of the leader of the Sokehs rebels who rebelled against German colonial officials on October 18, 1910.

8/12/2016 9:40:35 AM From: KR To: KR. Wording.

nihweita   n. a coconut palm cultivar, bearing large, reddish-orange nuts.

noh   archaic. n. wave, surf.

noumw   poss. cl. your, singular. see nah. cf. [meing] sapwellim, sapwellimahr.

noumwa   poss. cl. your, dual. see nah.

noumwail   poss. cl. your, plural. see nah.

nok   adj. smoothed; creased, as of trousers.

nohk   n. main rib of the stem of a palm frond; any hard straw-like object.

nohken, also nohn.   adv. too, excessively.

nokonok   n. vine sp.

nokonokon   adj. matted, of hair or feathers.

nokodei   slang. adj. extremely skinny. Lahpo me nokodei. That guy is extremely skinny.

nohlik   n. tsunami, tidal wave. Nohlik me lel Sapahn nan 2011 kemehla kidalapen aramas. The tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 killed many people.

Nohlik Lapalap   n. the great flood (in the Bible). Noha wiahda warihmwo mwohn Nohlik Lapalapo. Noah built the ark before the great flood.

nompe   adj. alcoholic, always drunk. [Jap. nonbē]

nohn, also nohken.   adv. too, excessively. Ke dehr nohn doadoahk laud. Don't work too hard.

nohno   n. mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister. cf. [meing] limareureu.

nohno kahlap   n. grandmother, sometimes one's spouse's grandmother.

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

Nopempe   n. November. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Ihr₅.

nohpwei   1. n. feast of tribute, first fruits offering; the first four cups of kava in the kava ceremony. 2. vi. to make a traditional feast of tribute, to make a first fruits offering.

nohpwein kehp   n. yam tributes involving a series of offerings to the Nahnmwarki and to the Soumas en Kousapw. Nohpwein kehp kin wiawi nan isol. Yam tributes take place during the yam harvest.

4/13/2015 3:21:10 PM From: KR To: KR. These involve kamadipws. Make this clear in definition.

nohpwein mahi   n. breadfruit tribute involving a series of offerings to the Nahnmwarki and to the Soumas en Kousapw. Nohpwein mahi kin tepida nan Ering. The breadfruit festivals usually begin in April. cf. kehmei, dokapahini, lihli, sakalap, umwun luhwenmei, songmar.

10/25/2017 10:56:16 PM From: KR To: KR. The cf forms are all kinds of nohpwein mahi. Build these into the definition.

nohpwein sakau   n. the ritual activities of serving kava. cf. [meing] epeng, luh₂, pelien kahp, pelien lopwon.

10/7/2013 8:30:30 PM From: DS To: KR. nohpwein sakau refers to serving ritual of the sakau cup which begins with pweli or pwelin sakau until the sapwen sakau which varied from four to five cups depending on the chiefdom.

nopwunopw, also sinopwunopw.   adj. fat, healthy looking, of infants or young domestic animals.

nohd, also noht.   n. musical note. [Eng.]

Nohd Karolaina, also Karolaina Paliepeng.   n. North Carolina. [Eng.]

Nohd Dakohda, also Dakohda Paliepeng.   n. North Dakota. [Eng.]

noht, also nohd.   n. musical note. [Eng.]

Noha   Biblical. n. Noah.

noahrok   1. adj. greedy, acquisitive. 2. n. greed. noahroke, vt. cf. [meing] neimwel.

noahroke   vt. to covet, to be greedy for. noahrok, adj. cf. [meing] neimwele.

Noahs   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nuh Amsir   n. New Hampshire. [Eng.]

Nuh Ioahk   n. New York. [Eng.]

Nuh Kaledohnia   n. New Caledonia. [Eng.]

nuh kaledohnia   n. a yam cultivar, from New Caledonia. [Eng.]

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

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

nuh pertin   n. a yam cultivar. [Eng. New Britain]

Nuh Sersi   n. New Jersey. [Eng.]

Nukuwer   n. Nukuoro, a Polynesian-outlier atoll located within Pohnpei State.

nur   1. vi. to contract; to flinch, to jerk away; to twitch. 2. adj. said of something that will shrink, as cloth.

nuhs   n. news. [Eng.]

nuhspehpa   n. newspaper. [Jap. nyūsupēpā < Eng.]

nuhd   n. squid, Sepidenthis lessoni.

nna   interj. Proceed immediately!; Go ahead! Nna pidolong. Go ahead and enter.

nsar   vi. to be trapped in a leg noose. nsere, vt.

nsare, also nsere.   vt. to entrap, to ensnare.

11/17/2017 10:50:20 AM From: KR To: KR. We need to check these words that are spelled ins.... Some/all (?) of these are already in the dictionary. Note, for example, that we have nsere in the dictionary.

nsen   n. (3sg. nsene) will₁, feelings, wish, intention, decision, desire, heart.

nsehn   vt. to snare with a slip noose; to follow fish with a lighted torch.

nsenamwahu   1. adj. happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable. 2. n. happiness. cf. [meing] namweirak, udenmwel.

nseniki   adv. willingly, voluntarily; intentionally.

nsenoh   adj. concerned. nsenohki, vt.

10/25/2017 11:02:03 PM From: KR To: KR. Rewrite this to better match nsenohki.

nsenohki   vt. to take care of; to be concerned about, to worry about, to care for, to be interested in. Ke dehr nsenohki. Don't worry about it. nsenoh, adj. cf. [meing] kupwurohki.

nsens   n. incense. [Eng.]

nsensuwed   1. adj. sad, sorry, distressed. 2. n. sadness, sorrow, distress. cf. [meing] selikihr.

nsere   vt. to trap with a leg noose. nsar, vi.

nsoange   vt. to probe the earth to find yams.

nda   vt. to say, to mention, to state. cf. [meing] poahngokih, mahsanih, idawarih.

ndahieng, also ndahng. vt. to inform, to tell someone.

ndahng, also ndahieng.     vt. to inform, to tell someone.

ndand   adj. famous, celebrated, renown.

ndahng, also ndahieng.   vt. to inform, to tell someone.

ndape   n. girt, a beam connecting the corner posts of the exterior frame of a building at the roof level.

ndapw   n. hibiscus bark used as a trellis for a yam vine.

ndahda   vi. to admit, to confess; to reveal.

ndenderak   1. vi. to have a nightmare; to mutter indistinctly during sleep; to be delirious. 2. meing. n. nightmare; muttering; delirium. cf. liourehre, lieurehre.

nderak   1. meing. vi. to talk in one's sleep. 2. meing. n. nightmare; muttering; delirium. cf. liourehre.

ndil   1. vi. to torch fish. 2. n. a torch made of dried coconut palm fronds; a source of light; torch fishing.

ndoh   n. a disgrace.

ndohla   vi. to be disgraceful.

nta   n. (3sg. ntah) blood. cf. [meing] inenmwell.

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

ntalaud, also soumwahu en ntalaud.   1. n. high blood pressure, with symptoms sometimes including dizziness and nausea. 2. vi. to have high blood pressure.

ntahn mwell, also pohn ntahn mwell.   1. n. purple, violet (the colors). 2. adj. purple, violet.

ntahpwilipwil   1. n. a condition that involves bleeding from the vagina, often an early symptom of cancer of the uterus. 2. vi. to have this disease.

nting   vi. to write; to tattoo. ntingih, vt.

nting en peneinei   n. census.

nting pinipin   1. vi. to write in cursive. 2. n. cursive writing.

nting sarawi   archaic. n. a sacred tattoo placed just above the knee on females.

ntingih   vt. to write; to tattoo. nting, vi.

ntingihdi   vt. to write something down, as in a notebook.

ntingkatu   n. circle.

ntingmwot   n. shorthand.

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