ma me mi mo mw
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.
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]
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.
madau₁ n. ocean, beyond the reef.
madau₂ n. thought.
madekeng adj. very dry.
madep n. sp. of sea cucumber.
madepei, also soupei. n. an isolated reef.
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.
madires n. mattress. [Eng.]
Madiu Biblical. n. Matthew, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]
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.
mah adj. old, aged; ripe. cf. [meing] likeilap.
mahdire n. nun. [Spa. madre : mother]
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.
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.
mahil n. of the tide, to be low early in the morning. Uhet mahil. The tide is low this morning.
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.]
mahkada vi. to stop, of rain.
mahkehng, also mahkohng. vt. to forgive. cf. [meing] kupwurehla.
mahkehngie interj. Excuse me!, Forgive me!
mahkensal adj. silent on matters out of politeness.
mahkenwol 1. adj. exhibiting an extreme form of mahk₁. 2. n. an extreme form of mahk₁.
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.
mahkohng, also mahkehng. vt. to forgive. cf. [meing] kupwurehla.
mahkoneidi vi. to cease, resulting in a return to normalcy.
mahl 1. adj. to be blinded by harsh, dazzling light. 2. n. temporary blindness induced by excessive light. cf. [meing] mwoluhpei.
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.
mahlen 1. vi. to draw or paint, as a picture. 2. n. painting, drawing. [Ger. malen] mahlenih, vt.
mahlengda meing. vi. to look up. cf. sarada₁.
mahlenih vt. [mahlen <Ger.] see mahlen.
mahliel n. an eye condition caused by exposure to glare, resulting in sensitivity to light.
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.
mahliok adj. calm and overcast, with no rain, used in describing the weather.
mahliokidi vi. to become cloudy and dark.
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.
mahn n. animal, insect.
mahnda ma, also mahndahte ma, mehnda ma, mehndahte ma. conj. although.
mahndahte ma, also mahnda ma, mehnda ma, mehndahte ma. conj. although.
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.
mahnien adj. calm, cool, not easily disturbed; drowsy, of a person.
mahnkinte, also mahkete. conj. otherwise.
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.
mahr₁ n. preserved breadfruit; meiniwe cultivars are preferred for this purpose.
mahr₂ n. fish sp., masked rabbitfish, Siganus puellus.
mahrdi vi. of leaves, to turn or begin to dry.
mahrek n. fern spp., Cyclosorus heterocarpus or Cyclosorus maemonensis.
mahrek en nahna n. fern sp., Cyclosorus ponapeanus.
mahrekenleng n. fern sp., Nephrolepis acutifolia.
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.
mahsahs adj. cleared, as of vegetation.
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.
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.
Mahsen Biblical. n. the Word (Logos), the name or title of Jesus Christ.
mahsies meing. vi. to apply coconut oil to one's hair. cf. wisoar.
maht n. pimple, acne.
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.
mahulik n. see maulik.
mahwin en pohn wahr n. sea battle, involving canoes.
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.
mahwinih vt. to burn off the pin feathers of a bird. mahwin₂, vi.
mai₁ n. stone or coral fish trap.
mai₂ adj. skillful. [Jap. umai]
maiai adj. unlucky, unfortunate; energetically, powerfully.
maiauda, also maiouda. vi. to be relieved, to be free from encumbrances, to be free from worry.
maikol n. overripe breadfruit; breadfruit that has been ripened for three days and two nights by the dokomei method.
Maikoronesia n. Micronesia. [Eng.]
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.
maiouda vi. see maiauda.
maipwon, also meipwon. adj. virgin, pure, undefiled.
maka n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw.
makahnik n. a mechanic. [Eng.]
makiaki vi. to sob.
makinet n. magnet. [Eng.]
makirehl n. canned mackerel. [Eng.]
maknohlia n. magnolia, Michelia champaca. [Eng.]
makoroni n. macaroni. [Eng.]
makunai adj. stupid, incapable of learning, unskillful. [Jap. umakunai]
malahd n. a variety of rahmedel (a kava cultivar).
malahsis n. molasses, a molasses-like syrup made from the sap of the coconut palm. [Eng.]
Malakai Biblical. n. Malachi, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
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.
malau adj. far apart.
malaulau adj. few.
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.
maledek adj. roomy; free, at ease in doing something; fluent; effortless.
Malehsia n. Malaysia. [Eng.]
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.
maliedi meing. vi. to stoop down, to bow₁. cf. itiekidi.
malih meing. n. to blow forcefully with the mouth. cf. peuk.
malioio n. brain; spinal marrow.
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.
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.
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.
mand adj. tame; domesticated.
Mand n. a section (kousapw) and a valley in Madolenihmw.
manda, also soangada. n. next day.
mandaken aio n. day before yesterday.
mandolihn n. mandolin. [Eng.]
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.
mangil n. (3sg. mangile) handle of a tool.
mangitikihada vt. to provide detailed information, to illustrate, to specify.
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]
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.
manih vt. to wink at. men₄, vi. cf. [meing] limasawairokih, limasawairoke.
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.
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]
manokehla, also mankonehla. vt. to forget; to abandon. manokonokala, vi. cf. [meing] meliehla.
manokonok, also manukunuk. adj. forgetful, careless.
manokonokala vi. to be forgotten.
manrahleng n. a yam cultivar.
mansiek, also mensiek. n. grasshopper.
mansu n. a kind of dumpling stuffed with red bean jam. [Jap. manjū]
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.
manukunuk adj. see manokonok.
maoakani n. mahogany. [Eng.]
map n. map. [Eng.]
mapulupul n. plant sp., Adenostemma lanceolatum.
maradahn n. old preserved breadfruit.
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.
marahra adj. fast₁, swift, of a moving object; light₂, in weight.
marahrahda, also marahda. vi. to lighten the weight (of something).
Marahu n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
marain 1. adj. bright, either with reference to light or intelligence; civilized, enlightened. 2. n. light₁; civilization.
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.
marasaras adj. empty-headed, ignorant, lacking knowledge, uncultured, having no understanding of Pohnpeian culture (tiahk).
marasau n. tree sp., Aglaia mariannensis, used medicinally and for firewood.
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.
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.
mareu meing. adj. thirsty. cf. men nimpil.
mariked 1. n. a market for selling food, primarily agricultural products. 2. vi. to prepare kava for sale at a kava bar. [Eng.]
Mark Biblical. n. Mark, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [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.
mas adu n. ninth night after the new moon, nineteenth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Masasuhses n. Massachusetts. [Eng.]
masduwarawar adj. large-eyed.
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.
masehl n. cross-eyed, squinty eyed.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
maskadek, also mesen kadek. adj. having a kind face. Liho inenen maskadek. That lady has a very kind face.
maskala adj. pretentious, proud, boastful.
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.
masodo n. illegitimate child. Serihn masodoh men mwo. That is an illegitimate child.
masokod n. fish sp., big-eye bream, Monotaxis grandoculus.
masomwomw n. cataract, opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye.
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.
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.
masuku n. mask. [Jap. masuku < Eng.]
masukun adj. blind.
masukunla vi. to become blind.
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.
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.
matoaloal vi. to begin to ripen.
matowato adj. docile, obedient; pliable, easily bent; flexible.
maud n. fish sp., bridled grouper, Epinephelus septemfasciatus.
maudel vi. to yawn. cf. [meing] moaralap.
mauk slang. vi. to cry, to weep, to moan.
maukuhk archaic. adj. given to crying easily.
Maukuk n. a legendary giant who assisted in building the island of Pohnpei upon Pohnnamweias.
maulik, also mahulik. n. fish sp., steepheaded parrotfish, Scarus gibbus.
maun n. right, as a location.
maus n. computer mouse. [Eng.]
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.
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).
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.
medahlia n. medal, usually a Catholic religious medal. [Spa. medalla]
medakahn 1. adj. talkative, outgoing. 2. vi. to talk, to converse.
mede n. ripe breadfruit.
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.
medehdehdi vt. to prepare a place where food is to be placed, as at a kamadipw or a funeral.
medehdehpwel n. medehde that are placed directly on the ground.
medek vi. to hurt, to be painful, to ache.
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.
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?
medewe vt. to think about. madamadau, vi. cf. [meing] moahliole.
medi n. fish sp., emperor, Lethrinus lentjan.
medipikihdadiptoutou n. a criminal.
meh₁ n. thing.
meh₂ vi. to bleat, of a goat.
mehdek vi. to laugh loudly; to moan. Liho mehdek pwe e peren. The woman laughed loudly for she was happy.
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.
mehkoaros pron. everything.
mehkot, also ekot, okoteme. pron. thing, something, anything (singular). Mehkotet pahn kohieng nan uhmw. This thing will be put in an earth oven.
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.
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.
mehlan adv. see melahn.
mehlel 1. adj. true, honest, real. 2. sent. adv. truly, honestly, really.
mehme₁ n. wart.
mehme₂ 1. vi. to eat, said only of infants. 2. n. premasticated food for infants.
mehmen pron. whoever.
mehn adahd n. file₂, sharpening stone, razor strop.
mehn akinen n. target.
mehn doadoahk n. tool; gift or contribution to a party.
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 kadehde n. certificate; evidence.
mehn kalohk n. announcement, declaration, proclamation, executive order, all done in written form.
mehn kammad n. blotter.
mehn kamoatoar n. lubricant.
mehn kapas n. glue.
mehn kapehse n. communication.
mehn kapisetik n. grinder.
mehn kasansal n. example; exhibit.
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 koadi n. funnel.
mehn kodu n. dye.
mehn kouruhr n. a laughing stock.
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 madau 1. vi. to be seasick. 2. n. seasickness.
mehn malahio n. Indonesian, sometimes also used to mean Filipino. [malahio <Spa. Malayo]
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.
mehn nimpil n. anything used for drinking.
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 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 paun n. scale₂, for measuring weight. [Eng. paun : pound]
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 sahmwa interj. thank you, used only with younger people.
mehn sampah n. earthly or temporal thing.
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 tiati n. pedal. I sohte kilangada mehn tiati en pwaisikel nan sidohwaho. I did not see any bicycle pedals in that store.
mehn uspwetepwet n. an implement for plucking hair from a beard.
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.
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.
mehnahia n. level, a carpenter's tool.
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.
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?
mehnkumwo vi. to be hungry for fish.
mehnpein n. disease, causing a frequent need to urinate, usually with reference to women.
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.
mehntang 1. n. diarrhea. 2. vi. to have diarrhea. cf. [meing] mehnpwurepwur.
mehnte adv. preferably.
mehnuwa n. man-of-war, an armed naval vessel; warship, battleship. [Eng.]
mehpene vi. to lie dead together.
mehwo adj. voracious.
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).
meiakohnd n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiapaup n. a breadfruit cultivar.
meiarepe n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).
meiauleng n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meid adv. truly. Ke meid roson! Aren't you truly lucky!
meideipw n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiepil 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).
meikidi n. a breadfruit cultivar (meiniwe type).
meikihmwer n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meikiol n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meikipal 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).
meiloangon n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meilong 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.
meimarahra n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meimarain adj. see meimara.
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. occupant of a canoe. Wahro mein depe? How many occupants does the canoe have?
Mein n. Maine. [Eng.]
meinahdor n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinanihmwoll n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinanuhsar n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinenguhp n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinenimwure 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.
meinihmwed n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinihwor n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinimpei 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.
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).
meinmwoakot n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinmwohnei n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinohwa n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinpadahk n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinpadahk en meiniwe n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinpahnwi 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).
meinpoakod 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).
meinpohnoulal n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinpohnpahnwi n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinpohnsakar 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).
meinsahrek n. one of two traditional categories of breadfruit cultivars, characterized as being rough-skinned, somewhat elongated in shape, and late fruiting. see meiniwe.
meinsakaresei n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinsanipwur n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinsapwerehk n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinseniak n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meintihnpoap n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinuhsar n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinutuhn n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinwet n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meinwol n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meioang n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiolodung n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiomp n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
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).
meipoang n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meipohntakai 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).
meipwuht en lihmwahni n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meipwuht en sokehs, also meinpwuht en sokehs. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meipwumpwupw 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!
meirkelik adj. deep in sleep.
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.
Meiros n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
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.
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 lapar n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meitoal en oarou n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meitoantoal 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).
meiumpwei n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiupenserek n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiutuhnpei n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiwehwe n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
meiweke, also meikeke, meiwoke. 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.
Mekisko, also Meksiko. n. Mexico. [Eng.]
Meksiko, also Mekisko. n. Mexico. [Eng.]
melahn, also mehlan. adv. intently, do with intensity; sometime used as an alternative to durative reduplication.
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.
melengileng adj. shiny, glistening, polished.
meliehla meing. vt. to forget; to abandon. cf. manokehla.
meliek vi. to move rapidly.
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.
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.
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.
men nimpil adj. thirsty. cf. [meing] mareu.
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.
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.
meng adj. withered, dry, dead, of vegetation.
mengei adj. easy.
menger n. fish sp., flying fish.
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.
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.
mengk vi. to exhibit the effects of being intoxicated by kava, characteristically having drooping eyelids and a generally lethargic appearance and easily blinded by excess of light.
mengkoal vi. to be wilted.
menierierih vt. to monitor someone or something discreetly.
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 douioas n. insect sp., walking stick.
menin ilek n. messenger, herald.
menin kahllipw see menin kahnlipw.
menin kahnlipw n. dragonfly.
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 kasohr n. a conciliator; a reconciler; a judge (in conflict resolution). Menin kasohr sohpeidi. The sohpeidi are reconcilers.
menin kau n. a commoner, trouble maker, literally a destructive animal; insect pest.
menin kaun n. authority.
menin keder n. messenger, envoy. Liho me menin keder. That woman is the messenger.
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 leuleu, also menin loulou. archaic. n. a peacemaker; one who offers prayers to Enihlap.
menin lohsapw n. sand flea.
menin loulou n. see menin leuleu.
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.
menindei see menindeiuh.
menindeiras n. a transmitter of orders that apply to those on the ground level of a feasthouse.
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.
meninrahn n. centipede.
menioak, also dapiohka, kehp tuhke. n. manioc, cassava, tapioca; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch. [Eng.]
menipinip adj. thin, of flat objects such as paper.
menipinipi n3s. sideburn.
menkenen pron. that one, by you; there, by you.
menkerep n. any four-legged animal.
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.
menmenperihr vi. to be engage in back talk.
menmenperiki n. fight, brawl, dispute.
menmwenge vi. to be hungry. cf. [meing] pwongitik.
mennei n. the favorite male child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
mennim vi. to be thirsty.
menome n. tiny insect that bites and causes an infection; possibly another name for menin lohsapw.
3/27/2018 8:35:13 AM From: DS To: KR. This looks like a Japanese borrowed word.
4/20/2018 1:30:31 PM From: KR To: DS. Kimi doesn't think it's Japanese. Could it be mehnome, with the first part of the word being mehn?
menongen adj. scarce; deficient.
menpihr n. bird.
menpihr en pahnlahng Biblical. n. bird sp., crow.
menpwukoadoak archaic. n. beginning of the breadfruit season.
menpwukoaloak archaic. n. end of the breadfruit season.
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.
mentikitik n. early morning, the time interval beween pwahpwa rahn and nimenseng.
mepel, also lepel. n. level, a carpenter's tool. [Eng.]
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.
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.
mesehlih vt. see mesehl.
mesekleng, also masekleng. adj. greatly feared, frightening.
meselenial, also masalenial. n. intersection, of a road.
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.
mesen uhpw n. the top of a drinking coconut. cf. [meing] sipwuhrek.
mesenadi, also mesenedi. n3s. solar plexus.
mesendid n. a large upright in the framing of the walls of a building.
mesenedi n3s. see mesenadi.
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.
mesenih n. first-born child.
mesenih en keinek n. the elders of a kinship group.
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.
mesiek vi. to move swiftly up and down.
mesiha archaic. n. fire.
Mesiha n. the individual who brought fire to Pohnpei on the fifth settlement voyage.
Mesihsou n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
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?
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.
metakan, also mehkan. dem. pr. these, by me.
mete n. metal, nail, badge, spear for a speargun. [Eng. metal]
meteht pron. this one, by me; here.
11/17/2017 10:45:43 AM From: KR To: KR. Include?
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).
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?
mi vi. to exist, an existential verb. Pwuhko mi pohn tehpelo. That book is on the table. cf. ket.
middo n. catcher's mitt. [Jap. mitto < Eng.]
mie vi. to exist, an existential verb. Mie aramas nan ihmwo. There is someone in that house.
mih n. name of the letter m, the tenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /m/, a bilabial nasal.
mihding, also mihting. 1. n. meeting. 2. vi. to meet. [Eng.]
mihk vt. to suck, to absorb.
mihla vt. to be stationed at, to be residing at ; to be subject to.
mihn adj. mean, miserly. [Eng.]
mihsa n. mass₂. [Spa. misa]
mihting, also mihding. 1. n. meeting. 2. vi. to meet. [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]
miliohn num. million. [Eng.]
mimitik vi. to smile.
min adj. neat, clean.
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.]
miohsi n. last name, surname. [Jap. myōji]
misihn n. machine, engine, outboard motor. [Eng.]
misihn en deidei n. sewing machine.
misihn en lioal n. generator.
misihn en lopwolopw n. washing machine.
misihn en rasaras n. chainsaw.
misihn tiati n. treadle operated sewing machine.
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.]
misiohn n. see mision.
mision, also misiohn. n. Catholic mission. [Spa. misión]
Misisipi n. Mississippi. [Eng.]
miso n. bean paste. [Jap. miso]
Misuhri n. Missouri. [Eng.]
mitik, also metik. vt. to suck (food) into the mouth with a smacking sound, to kiss.
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.
moahd n. (3sg. moahde) echo; barely discernable sound from a distant source.
moahk n. fish sp.
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.
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.
moahn n. empty coconut.
moahng₁ n. (3sg. moange) head. cf. [meing] kadokenmei, tahpw₂, pai₂.
moange vt. to lead₁, to serve as the head of.
moahng₂ adj. ill-intentioned.
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.
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.
moaken kehlail archaic. n. infatuation.
moakoamoak adj. charming; beautiful.
moakoamoak en iepw adj. beautiful, lovely. Liho moakoamoak en iopw. That woman is beautiful.
moakoan n. curdled coconut milk.
moale vt. to catch something with a slip noose. moll, vi.
10/25/2017 7:48:48 PM From: KR To: KR. Add moll
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.
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.
moanikram n. moneygram.
moar 1. adj. extremely low, of the tide, when the reef is exposed. 2. archaic. n. dry land.
moaradak, also moaroamoar. n. submerged reef.
moaralap meing. vi. to yawn. cf. maudel.
moaresed, also ngkahu, koionleng wah pwetepwet. n. plant spp., Bidens alba and Melanthera biflora.
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.
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 kie₁. cf. kie₁.
modem n. computer modem. [Eng.]
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.
mohdi vi. to heal.
mohn ohla n. scar.
mohn pakudang n. bomb crater.
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.
mohnlipw n. an old preserved breadfruit pit. I kilangada mohnlipw tohto nan sapwemwo. I saw many old breadfruit pits on your property.
mohr n. small kava plant, one remaining after the larger plants have been removed.
mohs n. field, open area.
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.
Mondahna n. Montana. [Eng.]
moromor n. war, battle, dispute.
moron adj. large, in quantity.
mosul adj. thick; heavy, of rain.
mour 1. n. (3sg. mouri) life. 2. adj. raw; green, not yet dried, of wood; fresh. 3. vi. to live.
mourda vi. to come back to life (as when regaining consciousness).
mouri n3s. source of vitality; meaning; sense.
mourla vi. of pregnant woman, to have a successful labor; to live forever.
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.
mowe n3s. scar, trace, ruins.
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.
mpehn n. a pair of logs used as the main supports for the firewood structure of an uhmw. cf. [meing] nahnkeileng, soumasapwair.
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.
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.
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.
mpwoampw n. rise, low hill; heap; humpback.
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.
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.
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.
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.
mwahkohko vi. of women, to sway the body and head while dancing.
mwahl 1. adj. common, useless, of no consequence. 2. adv. recklessly, carelessly.
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.
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.
mwahng idihd n. a dish made of ground Cyrtosperma, mixed with coconut cream, and baked; sugar is sometimes added.
mwahng kieil n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with a stalk colored like the sp. of lizard kieil.
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mwahng pwiliet n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
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mwahng pwoil n. a dish made of boiled Cyrtosperma.
mwahng sewi n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
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mwahng suwain n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with lacy-edged leaves.
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mwahng tekatek weitahta n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
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mwahng uhmw n. a dish made of baked Cyrtosperma.
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.
mwahngeida n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahngieng adj. giddy, dizzy.
mwahngih meing. vt. to know, to understand. cf. ese.
mwahngihada vt. gluttonous, given to eating too much.
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 ngetik n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Ngatik (Sapwuahfik).
mwahngin nukuwer n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Nukuoro.
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.
mwahr, also mwar₁. n. (3sg. mware) title, name.
mwahrewed adj. slow, dilatory.
mwahs 1. n. worm, bacteria, germ. 2. vi. to have worms.
Mwahsel n. The Marshall Islands. [Eng.]
mwaht n. clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm. see mwetiwel.
mwahtakai adj. failing to observe the proper mwah relationship.
mwahu adj. good. cf. [meing] nei₃.
mwahuda vi. to clear, of the weather.
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.
7/4/2017 3:28:18 PM From: DS To: KR. They share the following meanings to *agree, to *like, *prefer.
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.
mwail n. mile. [Eng.]
mwail mwahn n. the seating area in a nahs located at the right wing entrance.
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.
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 n. constellation, possibly Pleiades.
Mwakereker meing. n. February. Mwakereker iei sounpwong en Pepweri. Mwakereker is the month of February. cf. Pepweri.
mwakot n. an area of fertile soil in either the nansapw or nanwel.
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.
mwamwahl 1. adj. not respected. 2. n. insignificance; irreverence.
mwamwairehr vi. to blow gently, of the wind.
mwamwaitih vt. to visit. I mwamwaitih Pakihn. I visited Pakihn. mwemweit, vi.
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 n. name of an island in U municipality.
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.
mwangaingai adj. bumpy, rough, not smooth.
mwangas n. ripe coconut; copra; ripe betel nut.
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.
mwanok vt. to peep at. Pwutako mwanok liho ansou me e duhduo. The young man peeped at the woman while she was bathing.
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.
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.
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.
mwarak vt. to fall on, as of rain on leaves.
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.
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.
6/13/2018 7:14:30 PM From: KR To: DS. Ni? What is the n3s form?
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.
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.
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.
mwasakoil n. maggot.
mwasaut n. a sp. of eel that lives in mangrove swamps.
mwasdar n. mustard. [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.
mwasenger n. intestinal worm.
Mwasenleng, also Mwesenleng. n. the sacred eel whose corpse gave rise to utiak, a number of banana cultivars.
mwasik vi. to be burned, of anything.
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.
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.
mwaur vt. to douche. mwoumwou, vi.
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.
mwehdi n. caterpillar.
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.
mwehk, also luwekindinloal. n. tree sp., Glochidion ramiflorum, the terminal buds of which are used for increasing the appetite of young children.
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.
mwehmwe₁ n. yam that develops on the vine, not edible; small thing or object.
mwehmwe₂ n. dirt; bad or stinking smell.
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.
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.
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 Sapahn n. the Japanese period.
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 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.
mweitoal n. freckle.
mwek n. hammock for 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.
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.
mwekihkieng meing. vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. cf. mwusihrer.
mwekimwek n. arrowroot, also called Polynesian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides.
mwele adj. calm, of the weather or the sea.
mwelehlap meing. adj. free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled. cf. pisek.
mwelek, also mwilik. n. a suspicion. Mie ahi mwelek. I have a suspicion.
mwelekek n. peace, tranquility.
mwelekih, also mwilikih. vt. to suspect.
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?
mwell n. a sp. of Nudibranch.
mweluhpei meing. vi. to warm oneself by a fire. cf. rengireng.
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.
mwemmwan vi. to bulge, of something covered, the shape of which is discernible.
mwemweit vi. to visit; to take a walk; to go on a picnic. 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.
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.
mwengoungou adj. appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.
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.
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.
mwerek adj. slack, as of a rope; wrinkled.
mwerekirek adj. wrinkled.
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.
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.
mwesei, also mweseisei. 1. vi. to make noise. 2. n. a disturbance caused by noise.
mweseisei vi. see mwesei.
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.
mweseu adj. lusty.
mwesot, also mwaso. n. an eel, commonly found in mangrove swamps.
mwet vi. neut. to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding. mwatih, vt.
mwete n. (3sg. mweteh) shade, shadow. cf. [meing] iollap.
mweteu vi. to hang down.
mwetida vi. to be in heat, to be ready for breeding, of female dogs and pigs.
mwetik n. menses; flux.
mwetiwel, also mwetuwel. 1. n. clearing, garden, plantation, farm. 2. vi. to clear land, to garden, to farm. see mwaht.
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.
mwetuwel n. see mwetiwel.
mwidihlihk n. (3sg. mwidihlihki) kidney.
mwiekehk adj. disarranged, disordered, dirty in appeaarance.
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.
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 mwirilik.
mwirimwir, also mwurumwur. archaic. n. farewell.
mwo dem. pr. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.
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.
mwoahr 1. n. diarrhea. 2. vi. to have diarrhea.
mwoahtoaht vi. to lose one's initiative to act.
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.
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.
mwoalehlap meing. n. the platform upon which the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken sit in a nahs.
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.
mwoalehle 1. vt. to be anointed; to be covered with oil;. 2. adj. shiny; oily.
mwoalekek, also mwulekek. n. peace.
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 lie₂ down. cf. wendi.
mwoaloal n. dent, depression.
mwoaloaldi vi. to be dented; to squat down in the water.
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.
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.
mwoaluhpei meing. vi. to warm up at a fire. cf. rengireng.
mwoalung, also mwolung. adj. lusty, said of woman.
mwoalungih, also mwolungih. vt. of a woman, to instigate male sexual activity.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
mwoasoangidi vi. to be decayed to the point of disintigration, of wood.
mwoator 1. adj. paralytic, weak. 2. n. paralysis, weakness.
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.
mwoh vi. to moo, of a cow.
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 attend, to occupy the place of authority in a nahs; to sit on a throne. mwohd, vi. cf. [meing] mwoalehdi.
mwohdehng, also mwohdang. vt. to sit in on, as a meeting; to observe. mwohd, vi.
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.
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?
mwohkan dem. pr. those, away from you and me.
mwohken pron. there.
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mwohmw n. (3sg. mwomwe) appearance, shape; kind, sort, type₁, nature. Ia mwomwen ohlo? What does that man look like? Ih mwomwen aht tiahk. It's the nature of our culture.
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.
mwohndi vi. to sit down. cf. [meing] ketdi, keipwekidi.
mwohneki vt. to prefer.
mwohnen pron. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.
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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.
mwohrekenleng meing. n. conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. cf. maspwunan.
mwohso 1. n. appendicitis. 2. vi. to have appendicitis. [Jap. mōchō]
mwokenen pron. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.
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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.
mwoluhdingiding meing. vi. to be soaked, to be dripping wet. cf. medu.
mwoluhlu, also mwoaluhlu. 1. meing. vi. to whisper. 2. meing. n. whisper. cf. mwenginingin, mwengin.
mwoluhpei 1. meing. vi. to be blinded by harsh, dazzling light. 2. meing. n. temporary blindness induced by excessive light. cf. mahl.
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.
mwompwon, also mwomwalis. n. fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.
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mwomwadahn kosonned n. bill, proposal, in legislative proceedings.
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.
mwomwawas adj. impertinent, rude.
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.
mwomwehda vt. to pretend; to imitate; to intend.
mwomwenli adj. effeminate.
mwomwinieng₁ n. the first fish caught in a net being used for the first time; the fish that is awarded to the master fisherman.
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mwomwinleng₂ n. fish sp., Oyena mojarra, Gerres oyena.
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mwomwitik adj. shy; embarrassed, usually said of girls.
mwomwmei n. fish sp., Pacific longnose parrotfish, Hipposcarus longiceps.
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.
mwomwpeleng n. dried fish.
mwomwsahl n. salted fish.
mwomwsang vi. to be annihilated or destroyed.
mwomwseik n. fish sp., rainbow runner.
mwomwtoantoal, also darop, tamwarok. n. fish sp., yellow eyed surgeonfish.
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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.
mworopw, also mwoaroapw. n. Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.
mworopwinsed n. tree sp., Heritiera littoralis.
mworourou adj. fat, stout, obese.
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.
mworuhru meing. adj. gluttonous, given to eating too much. cf. engidek.
mwosod, also mwasod. 1. adj. rotten, of wood. 2. meing. n. urine. cf. kent.
mwosou n. fern sp., Haplopteris elongata, ribbon fern.
mwotkoloi adj. very short.
mwotomwot adj. short.
mwotou vi. to be suspended, to be dangling, to be hanging. kamwataur, vt.
mwou adj. bruised; abused.
mwoumwou vi. to douche. mwaur, vt.
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.
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.
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.
mwuhr n. later.
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 wind₂ 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.
mwuledek 1. n. excessive amount. 2. adv. exceedingly, excessively.
mwulekek, also mwoalekek. n. peace.
mwulepene vt. to twist or wind₂ together.
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.
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, the skill of thinking. cf. madamadau.
mwusihrer vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. cf. [meing] mwekihkieng.
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.
mwusumwus, also mwutumwut. n. a swarm of animate beings, group. I kilangada mwusumwus en longalap. I saw a swarm of honeybees.
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; tender, as of meat.
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.