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

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

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

na   interj. o.k., so, well₂, now.

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

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

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

nahk   n. storeroom, storage area.

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

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

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

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

Nahleo   n. title of the wife of a Nahnawa.

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

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

sohndi   vi. to inherit.

nahliam   n. fish sp., barracuda.

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

Nahlik   n. a title.

nahlik en dolen katau   n. a yam cultivar.

nahlik en souwihso   n. a yam cultivar.

nahlik lapalap   n. a yam cultivar.

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

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

nahlikiei   n. a yam cultivar.

Nahlikiei   n. title of the wife of Nahlik.

nahlikiei pwetepwet   n. a yam cultivar.

nahlikiei en sokele   n. a yam cultivar.

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

nahlikiei weitahta   n. a yam cultivar.

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

nahlingopwngopw   adj. voracious in eating.

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

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

nahluhk   n. spider sp.

Nahluhk   n. a title.

Nahluhkpein   n. title of the wife of Nahluhk.

Nahmadau   n. a title.

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

Nahmadaun Idehd   n. a title in the Nahnken line.

Nahmadoun Oare   n. a title.

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

Nahn Kirou   n. a title.

Nahn Kirou Ririn   n. a title.

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

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

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

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

nahn₂   n. pus.

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

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

nahn₅   archaic. n. spirit.

nahna   n. mountain.

Nahnado   n. title of the wife of a Noahs.

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

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

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

Nahnapasepei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnapas.

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

nahnapwoudki   vt. to treasure, to cherish.

Nahnawa   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnawa Iso   n. a title.

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

Nahniau   n. a title.

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

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

Nahniek   n. a clan.

Nahnihd   n. a title.

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

Nahnihdipei   n. title of the wife of Nahnihd.

nahnihrpene   n. an area of land near a boundary.

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

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

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

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

Nahnisopahu   n. the ancestral deity of the Dipwinwai clan.

Nahnkar   n. title of the wife of a Mwarekehtik.

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

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

Nahnkedinien   n. title of the wife of Nahlepenien.

Nahnkei   n. a title.

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

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

Nahnkeniei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnken.

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

Nahnku   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

Nahnkuhpei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnku.

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

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

Nahnmadaun Pehleng   n. a title.

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

nahnmwal   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

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

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

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

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

Nahnnep   n. title of the wife of a Wasahi.

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

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

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

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

Nahnpei   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

Nahnpei Ririn   n. a title.

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

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

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

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

Nahnpweipei   n. title of the wife of a Nahnpei.

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

nahnsapwe   n. thunder.

Nahnsaumw en Ririn   n. a title.

Nahnsaumw en Wehi   n. a title.

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

Nahnsou   n. a title.

Nahnsoused   n. a title.

Nahnsouwei   n. a title.

Nahnte   n. title of the wife of a Dauk.

Nahntu   n. a title.

Nahntuhpei   n. title of the wife of a Nahntu.

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

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

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

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

nahreider   n. narrator. [Eng. narrator]

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

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

nahu   n. human sperm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

naipokos   n. pocketknife. [Eng.]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

namanam   n. taste.

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

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

nampil   adj. bland, tasteless, watery.

nampwel   n. sea grass bed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nan imwalap mwahu   n. good housewife.

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

nan kapehd mwakelekel   adj. pure in heart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nan tehlik   n. forest, jungle.

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

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

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

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

nandang   n. (3sg. nandenge) groin.

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

nanedi   n3s. chest, bosom.

naniak   n. mangrove swamp.

nanial   prep. n. on the road.

naniepw   n. a rahmwanger cultivar of kava.

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

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

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

naningintik   n. the name of a drum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

nankapehdmedek   n. stomach ache.

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

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

nankep   n. inlet.

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

Nankepira   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

nanker pwetepwet   slang. adj. coward.

nankilmwahu   adj. complacent.

nankisiniei   n. hell.

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

Nankoapwoaremen   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

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

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

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

nanlukepe   n3s. waist, in the middle.

nanmad   n. shallow water areas of the lagoon.

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

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

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

Nanmand   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

nanmas weitahta   adj. bloodshot, of the eyes.

nanmaski   vt. to find attractive.

nanmassohtih   adj. tender, affectionate, of a glance.

Nanmeir   n. an interior valley on Pohnpei.

nanmesenedi   n3s. chest, breast.

nanmesenli   adj. infatuated with women.

nanmesenwol   adj. infatuated with men.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nanpahina   n. barrier reef. see pahina.

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

Nanpahniop   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

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

nanpar   n. trade wind season.

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

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

nanpidir   n. impenetrable forest, consisting of secondary vegetation.

Nanpil   n. a river in Nett.

nanpwel   n. ground, in the ground.

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

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

nanras   n. ground level of a feasthouse.

nanrek   n. season of plenty, breadfruit season.

Nanriohk   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

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

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

nansaun   n. the area in front of a feasthouse.

nansed   n. lagoon, ocean, sea.

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

nansehpwel   n. a crude feasthouse that has no platforms.

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

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

Nansokasok   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

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

Nansowihso   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Nantamwaroi   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

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

nanti   adj. said of one who tries hard.

nantihnsewe   n3s. back.

nanukouleng   n. (3sg. nanukoulenge) forearm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nasepwel   n. an informally built feasthouse.

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

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

natihada   vt. to buy.

naun   n. noun. [Eng.]

Nauru   n. Nauru.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ndand   adj. famous, celebrated, renown.

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

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

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

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

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

ndoh   n. a disgrace.

ndohla   vi. to be disgraceful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nehu₂   archaic. n. orgasm.

nei₁   poss. cl. my. see nah.

nei₂   adj. neat, clean.

nei₃   meing. adj. good. cf. mwahu.

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

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

neili   adj. having more female than male offspring.

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

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

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

nein mwenge   adj. gluttonous.

nein pasdohra   n. a dry land taro cultivar.

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nein pwohpw   n. a wet land taro cultivar.

nein sahle   n. a yam cultivar.

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

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

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

neineiwol   n. the birth of a male.

neinpwadil   n. a yam cultivar.

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

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

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

neita   poss. cl. our, dual. see nah.

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

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

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

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

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

neksang   vt. to graduate from, to finish anything.

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

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

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

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

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

nekinekidi   Biblical. vi. to be buried.

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

neksang   vt. to graduate from, to finish anything.

nektait   n. necktie, tie. [Eng.]

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

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

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

nempe   n. numeral, number. [Eng.]

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

nempihpi   vi. to engage in cunnilingus.

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

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

nemwenkasohr   meing. adj. compassion mercy.

nen   num. ten thousand.

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

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

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

nenekih   vt. see neneke.

nenekuhnkehlail   n. rape.

nenekuhnkehlailih   vt. to rape.

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

nenne   vi. to sleep, of children.

nennen   adj. quiet, silent.

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

nennenla   vi. to be quiet.

Nepahda   n. Nevada. [Eng.]

Nepraska   n. Nebraska. [Eng.]

ner   adj. sensitive, susceptible to stimuli.

neris   n. nurse. [Eng.]

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

Net   n. see Nett.

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

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

ngahp   n. fathom, the distance between outstretched arms, approximately six feet.

ngai   vi. to bay, of dogs when hunting.

ngalangal   1. adj. dry, of something that commonly has a moisture content, i.e., wood, one's throat, dirt, but not clothing or dishes; low, of the tide when the bottom is exposed. 2. meing. n. dry clothing one puts on, extra clothing taken on a trip. 2. Kaunopada ngalangal. Get some dry clothing (for the royalty). cf. kemmad.

ngalangalada   vi. to be dried up.

ngalangalidi   vi. to be low, of the tide.

ngalis   vt. to bite. ngelingel₁, vi. cf. [meing] irese.

ngampeseng   vi. to draw back both arms.

ngap   vi. to draw back one's arm. ngepe, vt.

ngampeseng   vi. to draw back both arms.

ngapada   vi. to draw back one's arm as if to strike a blow.

ngapseli   vi. to wave one's arms about, to use many arm and hand gestures while speaking.

ngapwur   vt. to snap, to bite off sharply.

ngar   vt. to watch, to look. Ngar elemw. Watch your step.

3/3/2017 10:05:05 AM From: KR To: KR. Note the example S and the use of ahl here. Modify definition of ahl.

ngarada   slang. vt. to find.

ngarahk   vi. to laugh heartily.

ngarangar   n. empty half of coconut shell; a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava. cf. [meing] kohwaileng.

ngarangar en pwed, also ngerengeren pwed.   n. coconut cup used for putting water on kava during its preparation.

ngarsuwedih   vt. to look at with bad intention.

ngat   vi. to choke, as a consequence of food lodging in the trachea.

ngatasang   vi. to be bored or tired of something repetitious; to be fed up with to the point of disgust, to be sick of. I ngatasang kang mwahmw. I am tired of eating fish.

ngatangat   n. (3sg. ngetengete) roof of the mouth, palate.

ngatasang   vi. to be bored or tired of something repetitious; to be fed up with to the point of disgust, to be sick of. I ngatasang kang mwahmw. I am tired of eating fish.

Ngatik   n. an atoll located within Pohnpei State, called Sapwuahfik by its residents.

-nge   aff. enumerative suffix. ihs who, isinge who (plural).

ngeder   num. a great many, an uncountable number. Aramas ngeder iang doadoahk. A great many people participated in the work.

ngehi   ind. pron. I. Ngehi mehn Pohnpei. I am a Pohnpeian.

ngehn   n. (3sg. ngeni) soul, spirit, shadow.

Ngensarawi   n. Holy Ghost.

ngehn suwed, also ngensuwed.   n. evil spirit, demon. Ngehn suwed mi reh; ih me en soumwahuki. A demon lives in him; that is why he is sick.

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

ngelingel₁   vi. to bite. ngalis, vt.

ngelingel₂, also ngilingil.   adj. stinking, foul-smelling.

Ngenen Koht   Biblical. n. the spirit of God.

10/25/2017 11:26:58 PM From: KR To: KR. Ask Dave what this means.

ngengngersuwed   1. adj. incestuous. 2. n. incest.

Ngensarawi   Biblical. n. Holy Ghost.

ngensaut   n. demon. I sohte kamehlele ngensaut. I don't believe in demons.

ngensuwed, also ngehn suwed.   n. evil spirit, demon.

ngepe   vt. to measure with outstretched arms. ngap, vi.

nger-   slang. vi. to look. Ngerwei; ke dehr ngerseli. Look ahead; do not look around. Ngerido! Look at me!

ngerengeren pwed, also ngarangar en pwed.   n. coconut cup used for putting water on kava during its preparation.

nget   n. mild case of asthma.

ngiangi   adj. diligent or persevering because of enthusiasm.

ngiau   vi. to meow, the sound that a cat makes.

ngidar   vt. to clamp, to crush.

ngidingid   adj. adherent, cohesive, gummy, sticky; insistent; tense.

ngih medek   1. n. toothache. 2. vi. to have a toothache. 1. Ngih medek soumwahu sakanakan. A toothache is a bad ailment. 1. Ngih medek soumwahu sakanakan. A toothache is a bad ailment. 2. Ke ngih medek? Do you have a toothache? 2. Ke ngih medek? Do you have a toothache?

ngih pasapas   n. false teeth .

ngih₁   n. name of the digraph ng, the thirteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /ŋ/, a velar nasal.

ngih₂   n3s. tooth. cf. [meing] asang, ering₂, inadi, kisin ering.

ngih₃   n. tree sp., Pemphis acidula, noted for its strong, hard wood.

ngihl   n. (3sg. ngile) voice; tune; sound. cf. [meing] eling, kepit₃.

ngihlap   n. (3sg. ngihlepe) molar.

ngihmat   n. a severely decayed tooth, one that is beginning to smell.

Ngihneni   n. the highest mountain on Pohnpei, with an elevation of 2,595 feet (791 meters), located in Madolenihmw.

ngihnwer, also ngoatamah.   adj. overly talkative, protesting too much, all talk and no action.

ngihpit   adj. buck-toothed.

ngihpwar   n. tusk; large boar with tusks.

ngihpwoar   n. cavity, of a tooth.

ngihroang   n. a decayed tooth.

ngihs   n. chant, often one relating the oral history of Pohnpei.

ngihtehte   1. adj. strenuous, diligent. 2. vi. to grind one's teeth.

ngihtok, also ngihtuk.   adj. gap-toothed, having missing or broken teeth.

ngihtuk   adj. see ngihtok.

ngilamwahu   adj. beautiful sounding, with reference to achieving a desired vocal sound.

ngilawas   adj. grating or unpleasant, of the voice; employing an offensive tone of voice.

ngilekeng   adj. derisive.

ngilekir   adj. husky, hoarse, of the voice; also used to describe a change of voice, as in adolescents.

ngilen amwise   n. time interval between tenter₁ and pahn kampwul, literally means the sound of mosquitoes.

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ngilen kawa, also ngilen mahs.   adj. sounds of long ago; off-key, unable to follow the melody in a song.

ngilen mahs, also ngilen kawa.   adj. sounds of long ago; off-key, unable to follow the melody in a song.

ngilenloale   n. conscience, internal voice.

ngilepwet   adj. said of someone unable to correctly pronounce the Pohnpeian /r/ or /t/ sounds.

ngilingil, also ngelingel₂.   adj. stinking, foul-smelling.

ngilpweipweiek   vi. to stutter.

ngilsuwed   adj. lacking a musical voice; grumpy.

nginger suwed   1. slang. n. incest. 2. slang. vi. to commit incest.

ngir, also ngirala.   meing. adj. tired, lazy. cf. pwang.

ngirala   vi. to become tired or lazy.

ngirahkih   meing. vi. to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with. cf. pwungki.

ngirala   vi. to become tired or lazy.

ngiringir   vi. to growl or snarl, to quarrel. ngiringirih, vt.

ngiringirih   vt. to growl or snarl at. ngiringir, vi.

ngirisek   1. vi. to reverberate, to resound. 2. n. reverberation. 1. Ngilen nahnsapweho ngirisekla ngkapwan. The sound of thunder reverberated a while ago.

ngis   vi. to chant; to be boisterous.

ngisin aip   n. a chant with a pulsing rhythmic delivery.

ngisin kepir, also koulin kepir.   n. breath, breath of life; a song to accompany a kepir dance.

4/9/2016 9:19:35 AM From: KR To: KR. Decide how to handle this. Two entries? Both meing? Also a verb?

ngisin laid   n. a chant pertaining to fishing.

ngisin rowe   n. a chant used when carring a heavy load on a litter.

ngisin sakau   n. a chant about the origins of kava.

ngisin sansar, also koulin sansar.   n. a chant performed using the rhythm of the paddling of a canoe.

ngisin wisik   n. a chant for carrying a heavy load.

ngisin woake   n. a chant used when dragging a log to be used for a canoe hull.

ngisingisido   n. a yam cultivar.

ngkad   vt. to roof a building; to attach a piece of roofing material. ngked, vi.

ngkahu, also moaresed, koionleng wah pwetepwet.   n. plant spp., Bidens alba, Melanthera biflora, and Sphagneticola trilobata. Re kisepeseng mwenge kau. They apportioned the food.

ngkapwan, also ningkapwan.   n. a while ago. E kohdo ngkapwan. He came a while ago.

ngke   n. container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin. cf. [meing] limasawairek.

ngked   vi. to roof a building with thatch; to prepare a feast for the roofing of a building. Ihmwo ngked Rahn Kaunopo. The house was roofed on Saturday. or The house had its roofing feast on Saturday. ngkad, vt.

ngkel   adj. of breadfruit or bananas, still green but ready to eat.

ngken   vi. to start or to burn, of a fire; to glow, as of embers.

ngkenda   vi. of a fire, to be kindled.

ngko   archaic. n. (3sg. ngkowe) food, drink, provisions. Mie ngkomwail? Do you have your provisions?

ngkoak   1. n. fresh banana, breadfruit, or taro leaves used to cover an uhmw. 2. vi. of an uhmw, to be covered with fresh leaves. ngkoake, vt. cf. [meing] pahpwel, perekpwel, pahnkoiohlap.

ngkoake   vt. to cover an uhmw with fresh leaves. ngkoak, vi. cf. [meing] pahpwele, pahnkiohlap, pahnkoiohlap, perekpwele.

ngkoal   vi. neut. to make sennit. ngkoale, koale, vt.

ngkoale   vt. see ngkoal.

ngkopw   n. sp. of small crab.

ngngar   slang. vt. to see, discern, look at, observe, examine, with a derogatory connotation. nger-, vi.

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ngnge   archaic. sent. adv. yes.

ngoang   adj. obligated.

ngoapwur   vt. to snap, of dogs or pigs.

ngoatamah   adj. overly talkative, protesting too much, all talk and no action.

ngohr   n. (3sg. ngore) accent, dialect, tune, tone.

ngolungol   n. (3sg. ngolungoli) lung.

ngong   vi. to bark₂. ngongih, vt.

ngongih   vt. to bark₂ at. ngong, vi.

ngopw   vi. to oink, to grunt, of a pig.

ngopwungopw   n. the oinking or grunting sound of a pig.

ngoul   num. ten; used to count multiples of ten when counting coconuts and breadfruit.

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4/21/2018 11:29:12 AM From: KR To: KR. Check the grammar for a fuller definition.

ngutoar   vi. to sniff, to draw in air sharply through the nose.

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

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

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

ni wahu   adv. respectfully.

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

Nialem   n. Friday.

Niare   n. Tuesday.

niaul, also aul.   n. slope.

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

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

Niehd   n. Monday.

Niepeng   n. Thursday.

nierehr   n. steep area, cliff. see erehr.

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

Niesil   n. Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

nihdakih   vt. to slide something. nihdek, vi.

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

nihdwar   vi. to launch a canoe.

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

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

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

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

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

nihkengk   n. a coconut palm cultivar.

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

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

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

nihkiro   n. negro, black. [Eng.]

nihl   n. nail, spike. [Eng.]

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

nihn₁   1. n. tree sp., strangler fig, Ficus tinctoria, used in making cloth; a belt worn by women made of the bark of the nihn₁ tree. 2. meing. n. a garland worn by high title holders.

10/25/2017 10:26:48 PM From: KR To: KR. Make this two entries; the meing form, however, is defined somewhat differently. There should be three entries,

nihn₂   meing. adj. sweet. cf. mem.

nihnihrek   meing. n. eyelash. cf. ririnmas.

nihpwong   n. night time.

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

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

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

nihtahta   n. fish sp.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nikaunop   n. Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nimenseng, also menseng.   n. morning.

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

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

nin, also ni.   prep. at, to.

nindin   n. fuzz on the stalk of sugar cane.

nindin kili   n. goose bumps.

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

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

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

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

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

ningkapwan, also ngkapwan.   n. a while ago.

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

Ninikapw   n. an alternate name for Isohpahu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ninrahn   n. daytime.

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

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

ninsihpene   n. evening, at twilight.

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

ninsoutik, also soutik.   n. sunset, evening.

ninsouwas   n. noon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nipahrehre   n. the one who waits.

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

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

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

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

Noahs   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

noh   archaic. n. wave, surf.

Noha   Biblical. n. Noah.

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

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

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

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

nohken, also nohn.   adv. too, excessively.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nok   adj. smoothed; creased, as of trousers.

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

nokonok   n. vine sp.

nokonokon   adj. matted, of hair or feathers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nsen   n. (3sg. nsene) will₁, feelings.

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

nseniki   adv. willingly, voluntarily; intentionally.

nsenoh   adj. concerned. nsenohki, vt.

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

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

nsens   n. incense. [Eng.]

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

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

nsoange   vt. to probe the earth to find yams.

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

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

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

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

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

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

nting en peneinei   n. census.

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

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

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

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

ntingkatu   n. circle.

ntingmwot   n. shorthand.

Nuh Amsir   n. New Hampshire. [Eng.]

Nuh Ioahk   n. New York. [Eng.]

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

Nuh Kaledohnia   n. New Caledonia. [Eng.]

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

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

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

Nuh Sersi   n. New Jersey. [Eng.]

nuhd   n. squid, Sepidenthis lessoni.

nuhs   n. news. [Eng.]

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

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

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

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