oa od oh oi ok ol om on op or os ot ou ow
-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.
oah₂ meing. sent. adv. yes, used in response to a Nahnmwarki. cf. dah.
oahnda vi. to turn on a switch. [oahn <Eng. on]
oahndi vi. to turn off a switch. [oahn <Eng. on]
oahng n. turmeric (generic term); yellow of the egg.
oahr, also tuhken amwise, tepwuk. n. plant sp., Premna serratifolia.
oahs₁ n. ivory nut palm, Metroxylon amicarum, the fronds of which are used for making thatch, also used in making traditional medicines; roof; thatch.
oahs₂ n. horse. [Eng.]
oaht₁ slang. n. (3sg. oate) mouth.
oaht₂ 1. vi. neut. to order. 2. n. order, shipment. [Eng.] oahte, vt.
oahte vt. to order. [Eng.] oaht₁, vi.
oail n. oil. [Eng.]
Oaio n. Ohio. [Eng.]
oaioa, also aiau, likatengensapw. n. banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.
Oakos, also Ahkos. n. August. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Kih.
Oakotope n. October. [Eng.]
10/21/2017 10:43:44 PM From: KR To: KR. ?? DS doesn't know the meing equivalent of this.
oale vt. to wave, to signal, to beckon to. oaloahl, vi.
oaloahd n. seagrass sp., turtle grass, Thalassia hemprichii, found in shallow water; used for making rope and as a medicine for healing large wounds; the large seeds of this plant are considered a delicacy.
oaloahdenpil n. a fresh water plant similar in appearance to oaloahd, Blyxa aubertii.
oaloahdilap n. seagrass sp., Enhalus acoroides.
oaloahl vi. to wave, to signal, to beckon. oale, vt.
oaloahllap meing. n3s. upper shin bone. cf. uluhlen neh.
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 pahnle, also oangen pele. n. wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.
oangen pahsed n. turmeric cultivar.
oangen palau n. turmeric cultivar.
oangen pele, also oangen pahnle. n. wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.
oangitik, also kisinioang. n. turmeric sp., Curcuma longa, the roots of which are used for a red dye used in tatooing and for medicine; used as ingredient in Japanese curry.
oangoahng₁ 1. adj. yellow. 2. n. yellow.
oangoahng₂, also wahpali, wahpaili. n. seaside bean, Vigna marina.
oapoar num. one. see poar₁.
oapwin₁, also apwin₁. vt. to wash one's face. cf. [meing] mahlinge.
oapwin₂, also apwin₂. n. the post forming the threshold at the entrance of a feasthouse.
oapwoat num. one. see pwoat.
oaralap 1. adj. general, summarized. 2. n. general idea; summary, highlights; contents, heading, title (of a book). oarelepe, vt.
oare vt. to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc. oaroahr₁, vi.
Oare n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
oarelepe vt. to give the general idea of, to give a summary of. oaralap, adj.
oareman n. a variety of topwuk, a tree sp.
oaresed meing. vi. to paddle. Kumwail oaresedwei. You paddle on. cf. sei₁.
oaritik 1. adj. detailed. 2. n. detail. oaritikih, vt.
oaritikih vt. to give a detailed account of. oaritik, adj.
oaroahr₁ vi. neut. to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc. oare, vt.
oaroahr₂ n. shore, coast, seaside, landing place for canoes or boats.
Oaron Maka n. a title.
Oaron Pwutak n. a title.
oarong, also arong. n. fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.
7/22/2014 5:01:27 PM From: DS To: KR. I only know how to hook them and eat them. Sorry I know there is oarong and oarong en pil I don't know which is which but one has blue fin and the other is white or silver color.
4/7/2015 2:30:05 PM From: KR To: KR. Oarong and oarong en pil are different sp. Modify both entries according to info here.
5/15/2015 10:04:07 AM From: KR To: KR. All these fish names need to be checked. Decide how to handle these and who can help us on Pohnpei.
11/16/2017 1:40:52 PM From: KR To: KR. ET list oarong pil and identifies it as Caranx ignobilis (giant revally). It lists oarongen pil and identifies it as Caranx melampygus (bluefin trevally). How should we handle these entries? We have oarong (as in this entry) and oarong en pil.
oarong en nanmadau n. fish sp., jack₁.
oarong en pil n. fish sp.,jack₁, commonly found where fresh water enters the ocean.
oarong en pwong n. fish sp., jack₁, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.
7/7/2014 12:59:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Is variety the right word here?
oarong maswalek n. fish sp., bigeye trevally, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.
oarong seik n. fish sp., greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili.
11/18/2014 7:15:12 AM From: DS To: KR. I don't know this.
oarongtoal n. fish sp., jack₁.
oas 1. vi. to be roofed with thatch, of a building. 2. n. a feast for the roofing of a building. 1. Ihmwo pahn oas lakapw. That house will be roofed tomorrow. oase, vt.
oase vt. to roof a building; to attach a piece of roofing material. Re oase ihmw kapwo rahn wet. They roofed the new house today. oas, vi.
oasmete n. tin roofing. [mete <Eng. metal]
oatalaud slang. adj. big mouthed, boastful.
oatamat adj. boastful, having bad breath.
oatekeng slang. adj. sharp-tongued.
oaterei adj. sharp-tongued; having a protruding, carp-like mouth.
oatilikamw slang. adj. lying, untruthful.
oatmwaiahn slang. adj. boastful, big-mouthed; having bad breath.
oatwalek slang. adj. having a wide, large mouth; big mouthed, both literally and figuratively.
oaunenrot n. the first night of the Pohnpeian lunar calendar; the seventh night after a full moon. Oaunenrot me tapiada en mehn Pohnpei wadepen pwohng. %Oaunenrot| begins the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.
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.
odopai n. scooter, motorcycle. [Jap. ōtobai < Eng. auto bicycle]
odun num. one. see dun.
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!
oh₅ archaic. n. rope, string, vine, as a yam vine. Ohn kehp kin kehndouda. A yam vine usually grows on something.
oh₆ 1. n. the feeling of being sick. 2. vi. to feel sick. 1. I ohn meir. I feel sick from lack of sleep. 2. I ekis oh. I feel kind of sick. 1. ohn sakau hungover.
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.
ohdai n. bandage, gauze. [Jap. ōdai]
ohdek₁ vi. to contribute everything available upon the death of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, to lay waste to the land upon such an occasion.
ohdek₂, also palahi. archaic. n. sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato.
ohdou meing. n. basket, purse, handbag. cf. kopwou.
ohi interj. an informal, disrespectful response employed when one is being called, meaning yes or I hear you.
ohiendang vi. to cheer, as in an athletic competition. [Jap. ōendan] ohiendangih, vt.
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 n. man, male.
ohl kamwohd n. bridegroom.
ohla 1. vi. to be broken, ruined, destroyed, spoiled, injured. 2. n. ruin, damage, wound, injury.
ohlet vi. to halt, to stop; to hold, in a card game. [Eng. halt]
ohlsehl n. wholesale store. [Eng.]
ohmw n. home plate, in baseball. [Jap. hōmu < Eng.]
ohmwrang 1. n. home run. 2. vi. to hit a home run. [Jap. hōmuran < Eng.]
ohn kehp, also uhn kehp. n. vine of a yam, used medicinally.
ohn pweirek meing. n. string or rope for a water container (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe. cf. selin isek.
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.
ohnta n. a woody vine, Mucuna ponapeana.
ohntile n3s. attached handle, as of a basket, suitcase, lamp, etc.
ohntipw n. see ohntipw en sapwasapw.
ohntipw en sapwasapw, also ohntipw. n. a yam that grows from a broken tuber.
ohpada, also ohpalawasa. meing. vi. to wake up. cf. pirida.
ohpalawasa, also ohpada. meing. vi. to wake up. cf. pirida.
ohpampap adj. humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.
ohperdaim n. overtime. [Eng.]
ohpis n. office, government. [Eng.]
ohpo Biblical. n. oboe. [Eng.]
ohpweisou 1. meing. n. hat. 2. vi. to wear a hat. cf. lisoarop.
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.
ohrior n. the rank of Nahnken, commonly used in Nett.
ohs₁ interj. Don't bother me! Please don't! Stay away!
ohs₂ n. hose. [Eng.]
ohsang vi. to be destroyed; to be wiped out.
oht archaic. n. reef ledge, coral flat adjacent to deep water. I kesik ni ohto. I spearfished at the reef ledge.
ohtehl n. hotel. [Eng.]
ohtier, also tiher. interj. Oh dear, oh my gosh! [Eng. Oh dear!]
Ohwa n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
oio, also ohio. n. reef, deep below the surface, but visible.
ok vi. to start or to burn, of a fire; to burn, of a light; to be ignited; to be started, as of an engine; to be on, as a light.
okanda vt. to kindle, to cause a fire to flare up; to provoke, to excite.
okasi n. candy. [Jap. okashi]
oke₁ vi. to burn, to make a fire glow.
oke₂ meing. vt. to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit. cf. dukieng.
okehng vt. to obey, to submit to; to approve, to confirm.
okei interj. okay. [Eng.]
Oklaohma n. Oklahoma. [Eng.]
oko, also ko. dem. mod. those, away from you and me.
okoi interj. an interjection expressing surprise at something negative or unpleasant.
okoteme, also mehkot, ekot. pron. thing, something, anything (singular). Wahdo okoteme. Bring something.
Olapahd n. the trickster god of the Central Carolines.
olenei archaic. n. good man.
Olepel n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
oliol n. a vine sp.
olip Biblical. n. olive. [Eng.]
olohdi n. widower.
Oloiso meing. n. holders of the first twelve titles in the Nahnmwarki line. oloiso royal or noble man.
olok n. thirtieth day of the month in the traditional calendar.
olomwahi n. twelfth night after a new moon; twenty-second night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.
olopwoud archaic. n. a post located in the center of the ground level of a feasthouse.
olopwuoa 1. n. eleventh night after the new moon, twenty-first night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle. 2. n. fourteenth night after new moon, twenty-first night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.
11/16/2017 1:39:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Note that the definitions here are contradictory. Please revise.
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.]
ommido vi. to be out of bounds, in a game; to be disqualified. [Jap. omitto : throw (someone) out of a game< Eng. omit]
omp, also emp₂. n. vine sp., Ipomoea littoralis, the leaves of which are used in medicine and for magic.
ompen lehdau n. plant sp., Ipomoea violacea.
ompwu vi. of a person, to be carried on another's back. [Jap. onbu] ompwuih, vt.
ompwuih vt. to carry a person on one's back. [ompwu <Jap. onbu] ompwu, vi.
omw, also ahmw₂. poss. cl. your, singular. see ah₁.
omwi meing. poss. cl. your, yours, singular. cf. ahmw₁.
omwinwel, also ahmw₁, liahmw. n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.
omwiomw, also emwiemw. vi. to wash one's hands. amwin, vt.
omwirek, also emwirek. adj. crumpled, wrinkled. amwer, vt.
omwut num. one. see mwut₂.
one vt. to mend, to repair, to renew, to reshape, used principally with native objects. onohn, vi.
onepek n. peace, tranquility, good feelings.
ong prep. to, toward, in relation to, for.
1/25/2016 9:08:48 AM From: KR To: KR. What about the suffixed form?
9/7/2017 10:35:34 AM From: KR To: KR. What about the suffixed form? Also add ehng?
onohn vi. to be mended or repaired, used principally with native objects. one, vt.
Onohnleng n. a region of southwest Pohnpei in pre-Nahnmwarki times; also called Wene.
Ononmwoakot n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
onop 1. vi. to prepare; to study. 2. n. preparation; studying.
onopada vt. to prepare, to get ready.
onopen kakehlail n. preparation for confirmation in the Catholic church.
onopen pepdais n. preparation for baptism.
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.
10/14/2017 9:00:41 PM From: KR To: KR. 9 In the Catholic church? In any church?
11/16/2017 1:39:56 PM From: KR To: KR. 9 In the Catholic church? In any church? Check with Dave.
Opadaia Biblical. n. Obadiah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
opohn n. harpoon; metal spear tip. [Eng.]
opohp, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, lukielel, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
opsihr n. officer. [Eng.]
opwin₁ vt. to wash one's face. epwinek, vi.
opwin₂, also apwin₂. n. the post forming the threshold at the entrance of a feasthouse.
opwong₁ num. one. see pwong.
opwong₂ n. carrying tray. [Jap. obon]
opwud, also upwud. n. (3sg. opwude) new leaf.
opwudenkod, also upwudenkod. meing. n3s. clitoris. cf. tohl.
opwudenleng n. a breadfruit cultivar.
opwuloi num. one. see pwuloi.
Orekon n. Oregon. [Eng.]
orens n. orange (the fruit) Citrus sinensis and bitter orange, Citrus aurantium. [Eng.]
orked n. orchid (generic). [Eng.]
Oroluk, also Uruluk. n. a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.
oropwuki n. twelfth night of the month in the traditional calendar.
orosu n. twenty-seventh day of the month in the traditional calendar.
os vi. to sprout, to grow.
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]
ose n3s. new shoot or sprout of a tuber; spur of a rooster.
Oseia Biblical. n. Hosea, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]
osen likendinikep n. Achyranthes aspera, used to treat the sting of a stonefish, Achyranthes bidentata, and Cyathula prostrata.
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.
osihre n. locker, cabinet. [Jap. oshiire]
osime n. diaper. [Jap. oshime]
osiroi n. baby powder. [Jap. oshiroi]
oslapalap n3s. great growth; person of great growth. Ohlo alehdi oslapalap nan sounpar nekiero. That man had a great growth last year.
10/21/2017 10:43:28 PM From: KR To: KR. ?? Damian doesn't know this word.
osop num. one. see sop₂.
osu num. one. see su.
otoht adj. of food, appetizing due to the manner in which it is eaten by another.
otumw num. one. see tumw₁.
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.
Ou Ririn n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
oudau 1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net across a channel. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.
oudek n. punishment; destruction at the order of a chief.
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.
ouiou vi. to wait. awih, vt.
oukan₁ vt. to start a fire, to kindle. I pahn oukanda kisiniei. I will start a fire.
oukan₂, also eukan. fake, bluff, pretence.
oukanehu interj. Are you kidding?
oulaid 1. n. feast for returning fishermen. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
oulap n. basic component. Dahnge me wia oulap en wiahda nahs? What are the basic components of building a nahs?
oulaud, also aulaud. adj. boastful, loud mouthed, boisterous, given to exaggeration. Ke me oulaud. You are loud-mouthed.
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.
oumw num. one. see umw₂.
oun, also aun. num. six. see ehd₁.
oun enipoas n. a yam cultivar.
Oun Mwoluhsei n. the name of a male shark that helps guard the path to Kahnihmweiso, the legendar city beneath the sea.
Oun Pohnpei n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
Oun Sapawas n. a title.
Oundol n. a title.
oundol en liwi n. a yam cultivar.
oundol en nahpik n. a yam cultivar.
Oundol en Ririn n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.
ounin rot n. the seventh night after a full moon.
ounsouna, also kiewek en koakonehp. 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.
ouramanih vt. to dream about. cf. [meing] alimene, elimene.
ouras vi. to be tied, in the game peisihr. Ira ouras. They are tied.
ouremei vi. to use a kava stone for the first time.
ouremen, also ouraman. 1. vi. dream; source of a revelation. 2. n. dream; source of revelation. 1. Ohlo ouremen. The man dreamed. 2. En ohlo ouremeno pweida. That man's dream came true. cf. [meing] elimen, alimen.
ourior n. duty, obligation.
ourlap vi. to start; to move.
ouse n. net fishing, using a long net set across a sandy area or inlet on the barrier reef.
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 mwenge, also ewen mwenge. adj. always hungry, selfish with food.
owen wedei adj. talkative.
owiou vi. to be waiting. Re owioupene ni nahso. They are waiting at the feasthouse. awih, vt.