Updated: 7/8/2018       

Pohnpeian-English - Editing Version

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oa   interj. I find it hard to believe!

oah₁   n. name of the digraph oa, the fifth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /ɔ/, a lower-mid back rounded vowel.

oah₂   meing. sent. adv. yes, used in response to a Nahnmwarki. cf. dah.

Oaio   n. Ohio. [Eng.]

oaioa, also aiau, likatengensapw.   n. banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.

oail   n. oil. [Eng.]

oaunin rot   n. first night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to third quarter of the lunar cycle. Oauninrot iei pwohng keieu nan wadepeng mwekid en maram ni palienrot. Oauninrot is the first night of the traditional calendar of tracking the dark face of the moon.

Oakos, also Ahkos.   n. August. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Kih.

Oakotope   n. October. [Eng.]

10/21/2017 10:43:44 PM From: KR To: KR. ?? DS doesn't know the meing equivalent of this.

oale   vt. to wave, to signal, to beckon to. oaloahl, vi.

oaloahl   vi. to wave, to signal, to beckon. oale, vt.

oaloahllap   meing. n3s. upper shin bone. Mehkot me sukidi oaloahllap. Something hit the upper shin bone. cf. uluhlen neh.

oaloahd   n. seagrass sp., turtle grass, Thalassia hemprichii, found in shallow water; used for making rope and as a medicine for healing large wounds; the large seeds of this plant are considered a delicacy.

oaloahdenpil   n. a fresh water plant similar in appearance to oaloahd, Blyxa aubertii.

oaloahdilap   n. seagrass sp., Enhalus acoroides.

oahnda   vi. to turn on a switch. [oahn <Eng. on]

oahndi   vi. to turn off a switch. [oahn <Eng. on]

oahng   1. n. turmeric (generic term). 2. n. (3sg. oange) yolk of an egg.

oangalap   n. turmeric cultivar, the roots of which are used for medicine, making yellow dye, and flavoring soup.

oangen palau   n. turmeric cultivar.

oangen pahnle, also oangen pele.   n. wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.

oangen pahsed   n. turmeric cultivar.

oangen pele, also oangen pahnle.   n. wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.

oangitik, also kisinioang.   n. turmeric sp., Curcuma longa, the roots of which are used for a red dye used in tatooing and for medicine; used as ingredient in Japanese curry.

oangoahng₁   1. adj. yellow. 2. n. yellow.

oangoahng₂, also wahpali, wahpaili.   n. seaside bean, Vigna marina.

oapoar   num. one. see poar₁.

oapwin₁, also apwin₁.   vt. to wash one's face. cf. [meing] mahlinge.

oapwin₂, also apwin₂.   n. the post forming the threshold at the entrance of a feasthouse.

oapwoat   num. one. see pwoat.

oahr, also tuhken amwise, tepwuk.   n. plant sp., Premna serratifolia.

oaralap   1. adj. general, summarized. 2. n. general idea; summary, highlights; contents, heading, title (of a book). oarelepe, vt.

Oare   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

oare   vt. to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc. oaroahr₁, vi.

oarelepe   vt. to give the general idea of, to give a summary of. oaralap, adj.

oareman   n. a variety of topwuk, a tree sp.

oaresed   meing. vi. to paddle. Re sohte pahn oaresed. You will not be paddling. cf. sei₁.

oaritik   1. adj. detailed. 2. n. detail. oaritikih, vt.

oaritikih   vt. to give a detailed account of. oaritik, adj.

Oaron Maka   n. a title.

Oaron Pwutak   n. a title.

oarong, also arong.   n. fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.

7/22/2014 5:01:27 PM From: DS To: KR. I only know how to hook them and eat them. Sorry I know there is oarong and oarong en pil I don't know which is which but one has blue fin and the other is white or silver color.

4/7/2015 2:30:05 PM From: KR To: KR. Oarong and oarong en pil are different sp. Modify both entries according to info here.

5/15/2015 10:04:07 AM From: KR To: KR. All these fish names need to be checked. Decide how to handle these and who can help us on Pohnpei.

11/16/2017 1:40:52 PM From: KR To: KR. ET list oarong pil and identifies it as Caranx ignobilis (giant revally). It lists oarongen pil and identifies it as Caranx melampygus (bluefin trevally). How should we handle these entries? We have oarong (as in this entry) and oarong en pil.

oarong en nanmadau   n. fish sp., jack₁.

oarong en pwong   n. fish sp., jack₁, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.

7/7/2014 12:59:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Is variety the right word here?

oarong maswalek   n. fish sp., bigeye trevally, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.

oarong seik   n. fish sp., greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili.

11/18/2014 7:15:12 AM From: DS To: KR. I don't know this.

oarongenpil   n. fish sp., jack₁, commonly found where fresh water enters the ocean.

oarongtoal   n. fish sp., jack₁.

oaroahr₁   vi. neut. to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc. oare, vt.

oaroahr₂   n. shore, coast, seaside, landing place for canoes or boats.

oas   1. vi. to be roofed with thatch, of a building. 2. n. a feast for the roofing of a building. 1. Ihmwo pahn oas lakapw. That house will be roofed tomorrow. oase, vt.

oahs₁   n. ivory nut palm, Metroxylon amicarum, the fronds of which are used for making thatch, also used in making traditional medicines; roof; thatch.

oahs₂   n. horse. [Eng.]

oase   vt. to roof a building; to attach a piece of roofing material. Re oase ihmw kapwo rahn wet. They roofed the new house today. oas, vi.

oasmete   n. tin roofing. [mete <Eng. metal]

oaht₁   slang. n. (3sg. oate) mouth.

oaht₂   1. vi. neut. to order. 2. n. order, shipment. [Eng.] oahte, vt.

oatalaud   slang. adj. big mouthed, boastful.

oatamat   adj. boastful, having bad breath.

oahte   vt. to order. [Eng.] oaht₁, vi.

oatekeng   slang. adj. sharp-tongued.

oaterei   adj. sharp-tongued; having a protruding, carp-like mouth.

oatilikamw   slang. adj. lying, untruthful.

oatmwaiahn   slang. adj. boastful, big-mouthed; having bad breath.

oatwalek   slang. adj. having a wide, large mouth; big mouthed, both literally and figuratively.

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