Pohnpeian-English (alpha) - Editing Version
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-o dem. mod. that, away from you and me. pwihko that pig away from you and me.
11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM From: KR To: KR. include time & psychlogical ref. for this & other demonstratives
oa interj. I find it hard to believe!
oah₁ n. name of the digraph oa, the fifth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /ɔ/, a lower-mid back rounded vowel.
oahnda vi. to turn on a switch. [oahn <Eng. on]
oahndi vi. to turn off a switch. [oahn <Eng. on]
oahs₂ n. horse. [Eng.]
oaht₁ slang. n. (3sg. oate) mouth.
oail n. oil. [Eng.]
Oaio n. Ohio. [Eng.]
Oakotope n. October. [Eng.]
10/21/2017 10:43:44 PM From: KR To: KR. ?? DS doesn't know the meing equivalent of this.
oaloahd n. seagrass sp., turtle grass, Thalassia hemprichii, found in shallow water; used for making rope and as a medicine for healing large wounds; the large seeds of this plant are considered a delicacy.
oangalap n. turmeric cultivar, the roots of which are used for medicine, making yellow dye, and flavoring soup.
oange n3s. yolk, of an egg.
oangen pahsed n. turmeric cultivar.
oangen palau n. turmeric cultivar.
oangoahng₁ 1. adj. yellow. 2. n. yellow.
oareman n. a variety of topwuk, a tree sp.
Oaron Maka n. a title.
Oaron Pwutak n. a title.
7/22/2014 5:01:27 PM From: DS To: KR. I only know how to hook them and eat them. Sorry I know there is oarong and oarong en pil I don't know which is which but one has blue fin and the other is white or silver color.
4/7/2015 2:30:05 PM From: KR To: KR. Oarong and oarong en pil are different sp. Modify both entries according to info here.
5/15/2015 10:04:07 AM From: KR To: KR. All these fish names need to be checked. Decide how to handle these and who can help us on Pohnpei.
11/16/2017 1:40:52 PM From: KR To: KR. ET list oarong pil and identifies it as Caranx ignobilis (giant revally). It lists oarongen pil and identifies it as Caranx melampygus (bluefin trevally). How should we handle these entries? We have oarong (as in this entry) and oarong en pil.
7/7/2014 12:59:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Is variety the right word here?
11/18/2014 7:15:12 AM From: DS To: KR. I don't know this.
oatekeng slang. adj. sharp-tongued.
oaunin rot n. first night of the month in the traditional calendar of tracking the so called dark face of the moon more or less equivalent to third quarter of the lunar cycle. Oauninrot iei pwohng keieu nan wadepeng mwekid en maram ni palienrot. Oauninrot is the first night of the traditional calendar of tracking the dark face of the moon.
oda n. see ohd.
oden dawahk n. a taro cultivar.
oden katau n. a taro cultivar.
oden kepinne n. a taro cultivar.
oden mwekil n. a wild taro sp., considered to be poisonous.
odenei n. a taro cultivar.
odepe n. a taro cultivar.
oh tier interj. Oh dear!, Oh my! [Eng.]
oh₁ n. name of the letter o, the fourth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /o/, a mid back rounded vowel.
oh₂ conj. and. Wein U oh Nett tikitiksang wein Madolenihmw. The municipalities of U and Nett are smaller than the municipality of Madolenihmw.
oh₃ n. (3sg. owe) sprout of a yam.
oh₄ interj. Oh!
ohd, also oda, wehd, sepwikin. n. taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.
7/4/2017 4:22:59 PM From: KR To: KR. Make sure all of the alternates contain all of the cross references.
ohi interj. an informal, disrespectful response employed when one is being called, meaning yes or I hear you.
ohiendangih vt. to cheer someone on, as in an athletic competition. I ohiendangih aht pwihno. I cheered on our team.
ohio n. see oio.
ohkihla vt. to be injured by or with, to be broken by. E ohkihla lehten kesik. He was injured by a bullet.
ohl kamwohd n. bridegroom.
ohmw n. home plate, in baseball. [Jap. hōmu < Eng.]
ohn sakau adj. hung over from kava or alcohol.
ohnoapwoat n. yam plant, often grown in competition with others, in which only one vine is allowed to grow.
ohntile n3s. attached handle, as of a basket, suitcase, lamp, etc.
ohntipw n. see ohntipw en sapwasapw.
ohperdaim n. overtime. [Eng.]
ohpo Biblical. n. oboe. [Eng.]
ohpwet n. a yam cultivar.
ohpwet en pohnpei n. a yam cultivar.
ohpwet en salapwuk n. a yam cultivar.
ohpwet en wai n. a yam cultivar.
ohs₁ interj. Don't bother me! Please don't! Stay away!
ohs₂ n. hose. [Eng.]
ohtehl n. hotel. [Eng.]
ohtier, also tiher. interj. Oh dear, oh my gosh! [Eng. Oh dear!]
okasi n. candy. [Jap. okashi]
okei interj. okay. [Eng.]
Oklaohma n. Oklahoma. [Eng.]
okoi interj. an interjection expressing surprise at something negative or unpleasant.
Olapahd n. the trickster god of the Central Carolines.
olenei archaic. n. good man.
oliol n. a vine sp.
olip Biblical. n. olive. [Eng.]
olohdi n. widower.
olok n. thirtieth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the seventh night after last quarter of the lunar cycle.
olomwahi n. fifteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the sixth night after the first quarter of the lunar cycle. Olomwahi iei pwohng keisek limau en nan ehu sounpwong. Olomwahi is the fifteenth night of the month.
olopwoud archaic. n. a post located in the center of the ground level of a feasthouse.
olopwuoa n. fourteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fifth night after the first quarter of the lunar cycle. Olopwuoa iei pwohng keisek pahieu en nan ehu sounpwong. Olopwuoa is the fourteenth night of the Pohnpeian calendar.
Olosihpa n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol.
Olosohpa n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol. He became the first leader of Pohnpei and founded the Saudeleur dynasty.
omled n. omlet. [Eng.]
ompwu vi. of a person, to be carried on another's back. [Jap. onbu] ompwuih, vt.
9/7/2017 10:35:34 AM From: KR To: KR. What about the suffixed form? Also add ehng?
Onohnleng n. a region of southwest Pohnpei in pre-Nahnmwarki times; also called Wene.
11/16/2014 6:15:45 PM From: DS To: KR. I don't know if other churches do such preparation. During the preparation the priest/deacon explains to the parents and who will hold the child their responsibilities in guiding the child to grow in the Catholic faith.
opsihr n. officer. [Eng.]
opwong₂ n. carrying tray. [Jap. obon]
opwudenleng n. a breadfruit cultivar.
Orekon n. Oregon. [Eng.]
orked n. orchid (generic). [Eng.]
oropwuki n. twelfth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the third night after the first quarter in the lunar cycle. Oropwuki iei pwohng keiesek riau nan ehu sounpwong. Oropwuki is the twelfth night of the month.
orosu n. twenty-seventh night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fourth night after the last quarter of the lunar cycle.
osada 1. n. the first growth stage of a yam, when the tuber sprouts appear and begin to grow, in December through April. 2. vi. to grow. 1. Osada kin wiawi mwohn kehndou. The first growth stage takes place before the yam vine is given a rope to grow on. 2. Kehpo osada. The yam grew.
osdia n. host, the bread of the Eucharist. [Spa. hostia]
osen pahr n. new shoot from a sprouting coconut.
osepwel vi. to be newly sprouting, of yams. Kehpin pahn mahio osepwel. The yam under the breadfruit tree is sprouting.
osime n. diaper. [Jap. oshime]
osiroi n. baby powder. [Jap. oshiroi]
10/21/2017 10:43:28 PM From: KR To: KR. ?? Damian doesn't know this word.
otoht adj. of food, appetizing due to the manner in which it is eaten by another.
ou 1. n. a type of net fishing done by setting a net at high tide across a place in the reef where fish exit a body of water (employed principally in Sokehs and Nett). 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.
Ou n. a title.
oudau 1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net across a channel. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.
oudmihl n. oatmeal. [Eng.]
ouiak 1. n. a method of fishing which involves waiting in a mangrove swamp for fish to come in on a rising tide. 2. vi. to fish in this manner. 1. Ansou en ouiak ni ididohn uh. The time to do ouiak fishing is at a rising tide.
oukanehu interj. Are you kidding?
oulaid 1. n. feast for returning fishermen. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
oumai 1. n. a type of fishing, done by constructing at low tide two or three v-shaped long walls, about two feet high, built of coral or stone; fish become trapped when they try to exit at low tide; a fish weir. 2. vi. to trap fish in this manner.
oun enipoas n. a yam cultivar.
Oun Sapawas n. a title.
Oundol n. a title.
oundol en liwi n. a yam cultivar.
oundol en nahpik n. a yam cultivar.
ounwel n. a yam cultivar.
ouraman, also ouremen. 1. vi. to dream. 2. n. dream; source of revelation. 1. E ouraman pwong He dreamed last night. 2. Mie aramas me kak kawehwe ouraman. There are people who can interpret dreams. ouramanih, vi. cf. [meing] elimen, alimen.
ouremei vi. to use a kava stone for the first time.
ouwang vt. to carry on one's back. Lahpo ouwang serio. That guy carried the child on his back.
owannange n. shot put (the name of the game). [Jap. hōgannage]
mehn owannange n. shot, the metal ball used in the game of shot put.
owen wedei adj. talkative.
oa oh ok ol on op or os ou