pa pe pi pl po pr pw
pa₁ conj. adv. since (contrary to expectations); suddenly. I pa esingekin maiauda, pwe solahr moromor. I have since breathed a sigh of relief, for there is no more conflict. I memeir pwong, ah I pa pirikihda ngilen nahnsapwe. I was sleeping last night, and suddenly I was awakened by the sound of thunder. Mwein e sohte nda, pwe i pa sehse. Maybe he didn't say, since (contrary to your expectations) I don't know. Se mwomwohd a mwangaso pa pwupwidi. We were sitting and suddenly the ripe coconut fell.
pa₂ vt. to weave. peipei₂, vi.
pa₃ num. cl. used in counting fronds. pahn nih riapa two coconut palm fronds.
pa₄ adj. looking good, elegant; appropriate. E pahieng ah likou kapwo. He looks good in his new clothes.
pad adj. dented.
padahk 1. vi. to preach, to give a sermon; to teach. 2. n. lesson, teaching, doctrine, sermon. padahkih, vt.
padahngki vt. to learn, to study. Se padahngki nan perehn sukuhl. We learned it in the classroom.
padahk en lamalam n. Christian teachings.
padahkih vt. to teach, to instruct. padahk, vi.
padahngki vt. to learn, to study. Se padahngki nan perehn sukuhl. We learned it in the classroom.
padali, also pedeli. 1. vi. the sibling or cousin of the same clan, of the opposite sex, by whom one would swear. 2. interj. I swear!
padalpedeli n. taboo relationship.
padda n. baseball bat₂. [Jap. batto < Eng.]
padi, also pedi. n3s. eyebrow. cf. [meing] dekehnering.
padik vt. to squeeze or press, to push, as a switch. ped, vi.
padil n. paddle. cf. [meing] sohsohleng.
padil en kepir n. carved ornamental dance paddle used when dancing the kepir.
padiri n. battery. [Eng.]
padok, also poadok. vt. to plant. poad, vi.
padokada, also poadokada. vt. to establish; to give a historic account₂ of.
padokala vt. to coincide exactly.
padre, also pahdre. n. priest. [Spa.]
padrino n. godfather. [Spa.]
pah₁ prep. n. below, under (him, her, or it), lower; when used in place names, pah is west of powe.
pah₂ n3s. leaf or frond of any large leaved plant, such as taro or a palm. Pahn oahs depe ke pelehdi? How many ivory nut palm fronds did you cut down?
pah₃ vt. to serve, to help.
pahd kalewenmei vi. to work extra hard. Kitail pahd kalewenmein sahpwet. Let us work extra hard on this land.
pahd₁ n. dent, depression; puddle; dimples.
pahd₂ vt. to push with one's foot.
pahda vi. to spread leaves for preserved breadfruit, to line the pit; to spread leaves upon which food is to be placed.
pahdak meing. n. cook house that contains an uhmw. cf. wonuhmw.
pahdep num. forty million.
pahdil n. dried palm frond.
pahdip num. four. see dip.
pahdire n. Catholic priest. [Spa. padre]
pahdre n. see padre.
pahdun num. four. see dun.
pahehl, also pahiel. num. four. see el₂.
pahi₁ n. coral.
pahi₂ n. sling, for throwing a slingstone.
pahi₃ n. a charm, considered the property of a particular clan, which might take the form of an incantation, a mixture of herbs, etc., the use of which is to protect one from others as well as to make the user attractive to others.
pahi₄ n. the stones used in an uhmw.
pahiel, also pahehl. num. four. see el₂.
pahieng vi. to be elegant, to look good in one's clothing.
pahieu num. four. see -u.
pahih num. four. see ih₃.
pahina n. outer barrier reef. see nanpahina.
pahini n. coconut palm frond. cf. [meing] pahleng.
pahini pokon n. fish sp., humphead wrasse, a variety of Cheilinus undulates.
3/4/2017 10:36:24 AM From: KR To: KR. Check all these fish names and add 'possibly' where appropriate. Is variety the right word?
pahisek num. forty. see eisek.
pahk₁ vt. to lift up something hinged or moveable on one side, as a page, lid, or hanging cloth. E pahk ikin tein amwiseho. He lifted the lower end of the mosquito net.
pahk₂ vt. to park, as a car. [Eng. park]
pahk₃ vi., vt. to back up, to go in reverse. E pahkte sidohsaho loisang tuhkeho. He backed up the car and crashed into a tree. [Eng. back]
pahka num. four. see ka₂.
pahkap num. four. see kap.
pahkid num. four thousand.
pahkin num. four. see kin₂.
pahkis num. four. see kis₁.
pahkoh n. backhoe. [Eng.]
Pahlap n. a section (kousapw) in U.
pahle n3s. base of the stem of a palm.
pahleng meing. n. coconut palm frond. cf. pahini.
pahlep num. four. see lep.
pahlik num. four billion.
pahlopw num. four hundred thousand.
pahm n. public land set aside as a temporary settlement area.
2/21/2015 11:23:27 AM From: KR To: KR. Check if German.
pahme n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Improve gloss. Scaridae (parrot fishes). No specific scientific name. Jenkins parrot fish. Normally found in lagoon and patch reefs and barrier reef. Src=/PCRI/
pahmen num. four. see men₃.
pahmol n. calm and overcast, use in decribing weather.
pahmwei, also pahnmwei. n. stick for picking up hot stones, pinchers; pliers.
pahmwodol num. four. see mwodol.
pahmwut num. four. see mwut₂.
pahn apere, also pahn apara. meing. n3s. armpit. cf. pahn peh.
pahn eririso n. a seating area on the main platform of a nahs, in front of the seating are of the Nahnmwarki, extending to the area in front of the Nahnken.
pahn isou meing. n. (3sg. pahn isouihr) sole of the foot. cf. pahn neh.
pahn kampwul n. time interval between ngilen amwise and einpwong; it literally means 'under the torch or lamp'.
7/6/2015 12:16:44 PM From: KR To: KR. Discuss all of these time words with Damian.
pahn kasahnwar adj. secret.
pahn neh n. sole of the foot. cf. [meing] pahnepwel, pahn isou.
pahn pak n. (number of) times. I kirisdi pahn pak siluh. I slipped and fell down three times.
pahn peh n3s. armpit. cf. [meing] pahnpwoal₁, pahn apara.
pahn sepwikin, also tehn sepwikin. n. leaf of 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.
10/26/2017 5:41:16 PM From: KR To: KR. RA says pahn sepwikin means stem of the plant. Please confirm.
Pahn Uhn And n. an islet in And atoll.
pahn₁ aspect marker used to mark irrealis aspect, commonly translated will or would. Ke pahn mwesel iahd? When will you leave?
pahn₂ n. bait, lure.
pahn₄ prep. by, at, with. Soulik pwekida pahn Mihkel. Soulik was chased by Mihkel. I mwehl pahn lahpo. I was furious with that guy.
pahn₅ n. van (the vehicle). [Eng.]
pahnadi, also pahnedi. n3s. chest, the area immediately in front of one. cf. [meing] mwareiso.
Pahnais n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pahnangi n3s. downwind, lower.
pahnedi, also pahnadi. n3s. chest, bosom; the area immediately in front of one.
pahnediwo, also pahnedsuwed. 1. vi. to be nauseous; to have indigestion. 2. n. nausea; indigestion.
pahnedsuwed, also pahnediwo. 1. vi. to be nauseous; to have indigestion. 2. n. nausea; indigestion.
pahnen num. fourty thousand.
pahnepwel meing. n. sole of the foot. cf. pahn neh.
pahng₁ vt. to enumerate.
pahng₂ vi. to be distributed, to be spread around.
pahngokih vt. see pahngok.
pahngoul num. forty. see ngoul.
pahniak n. seaward edge of a mangrove swamp.
pahnioasamwahu 1. archaic. adj. happy, contented, enjoying the good life, comfortable. 2. n. happiness.
Pahnkedira n. the legendary residence of the paramount chief or the Saudeleur in Nan Madol.
pahnkertoal adj. habitually indulging in sex.
pahnkioal n. afternoon, the time interval between souwas and soutik.
pahnkiohlap, also pahnkoiohlap. meing. n. fresh banana, breadfruit, or taro leaves used to cover an uhmw. pahnkiohlepe, vt. cf. ngkoak.
10/26/2017 5:49:34 PM From: KR To: KR. Both this word and its alternate can be verbs like ngkoak and add transitive verbs.
pahnkoiohlap, also pahnkiohlap. meing. n. fresh banana, breadfruit, or taro leaves used to cover an uhmw. pahnkoiolepe, vt. cf. ngkoak.
10/26/2017 5:50:39 PM From: KR To: KR. See note for pahnkoiohlap.
pahnkopwul meing. n. night. cf. pwohng.
pahnkupwur 1. meing. n. chest, the area immediately in front of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. 2. meing. vi. to be in the presence of Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. pahnadi.
pahnlahng n. space, atmosphere.
pahnlangih, also pahnlenge. meing. vt. to search for, to look for, to hunt for. cf. rapahki.
pahnlenge vt. see pahnlangih.
pahnmwatang vi. to show remorse by assuming the responsibility of caring for a member of a rival family who was wounded in a family feud. pahnmwetenge, vt.
pahnmwei, also pahmwei. meing. n. sticks for picking up hot stone; pinchers; pliers. cf. tihpw₁.
10/26/2017 6:00:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Make sure all related forms are defined the same way.
pahnmwetenge vt. to show remorse by assuming the responsibility of caring for a member of a rival family who was wounded in a family feud. Pwutako pahnmwetenge peineineio. That young man provided help to the family. pahnmwatang, vi.
pahnpwel meing. n. (3sg. pahnpwelihr) sole of the foot. cf. pahn neh.
pahnpwoal₁ meing. n. (3sg. pahnpwoalahr) armpit. cf. pahn peh.
pahnpwoal₂ n. a traditional lesser priest.
pahnsou n. morning and noon, the time interval between kapwarsou and mwurin souwas.
pahnta₁ n. a taro cultivar.
pahnta₂ n. kava or sugar cane used in the ceremony of asking for a girl's hand in marriage.
pahpa kahlap n. grandfather, sometimes one's spouse's grandfather.
pahpa sarawi n. pope.
pahpa₁ n. father; any person one's father would call brother.
pahpa₂ num. four. see pa₃.
pahpak num. four. see pak₁.
pahpali num. four. see pali₁.
pahpar num. four. see par₂.
pahpei₁ n. place where the uhmw is located.
pahpei₂ num. four. see pei₅.
pahpit num. four. see pit₂.
pahpoahl n. foul ball, in baseball. [Eng.]
pahpoar num. four. see poar₁.
pahpwel meing. n. fresh banana, breadfruit, or taro leaves used to cover an uhmw. pahpwele, vt. cf. ngkoak.
10/26/2017 6:09:16 PM From: KR To: KR. Can be an intransitive verb as well, like ngkoak. Make the definition the same as pahnkiohlap and add transitive verb.
pahpwidik num. four. see pwidik.
pahpwiki num. four hundred.
pahpwoat num. four. see pwoat.
pahpwong num. four. see pwong.
pahpwuloi num. four. see pwuloi.
pahr₁ n. year.
pahr₂, also parepein. n. tree sp., Erythrina variegata, noted for its light soft wood; used medicinally and for making canoes.
pahr₃ n. sprouting coconut palm; coconut cotelydon, the spongy center of a sprouting coconut, also known as a coconut apple.
pahr₄ n. bar, tavern. [Eng.]
pahra num. four. see ra.
pahrar num. four million.
pahras n. small stones that are set on the ground between the two logs that support the structure of an uhmw.
pahrehre meing. n. (3sg. pahrehreh) jaw. cf. tihnahu pah, dilinau pah.
pahrek adj. equal, even, flush, parallel, in unison.
pahres meing. n. lower lip. cf. kilinau pah.
pahro₁ n. pomade (the name of a brand of pomade).
10/26/2017 6:16:42 PM From: KR To: KR. Check with Kimi if this is from Japanese. Note that it's a brand name.
pahro₂ vt. to borrow. [Eng.]
pahrotorot, also pahtantal. n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.
pahrourou n. a feasthouse having three center posts without pits for kava stones on the main platform.
pahru n. crowbar, bar. [Jap. bāru < Eng.]
pahs₁ 1. n. (3sg. pese) nest. 2. n. litter, requiring four or more men to be carried, used for carrying large yams, pigs, kava, etc.; a large yam or kava plant that is carried on such a litter.
pahs₂ 1. vi. to pass in a card game, to pass a test, to pass something from one person to another. 2. slang. vt. to have sexual intercourse with. 1. Pahsdo mahs. Please pass it here. 2. E pahsehr liho. He had sexual intercourse with that woman. [Eng. pass]
pahsan vt. to wait on; to depend on.
pahsapw num. four hundred million.
pahsdo n. first base, in baseball. [Jap. fāsuto < Eng.]
Pahsed n. underworld, below the ocean; the name of the first Heaven of traditional Pohnpeian religion.
pahsel num. four. see sel₂.
pahsinse n. passenger. [Eng.]
Pahsohpa n. Passover, Lent, Easter. [Eng. Passover]
pahsop num. four. see sop₂.
pahsore meing. n3s. chin. cf. kaikai.
pahsou num. four. see sou₄.
pahsu₁ n. clam sp., giant clam, Hippopus hippopus; slang for vagina.
pahsu₂ num. four. see su.
pahtakai n. a cultivar of Hibiscus tiliaceus, used for making ropes and paddles, terminal buds used for medicine, prized for its dense wood.
pahtantal, also pahrotorot. n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.
pahte num. four. see te.
pahtou₁ adj. disappointed, sorrowful, gloomy, downcast. cf. [meing] eimwoalu.
10/26/2017 6:45:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Define the same way as eimwoalu.
pahtou₂ n. plant sp., Allamanda cathartica, said to have been introduced by the Germans.
pahtumw num. four. see tumw₁.
pahudaud vi. to be given information.
pahumw num. four. see umw₂.
pahwel num. four. see wel₂.
pai₁ vi. to weigh down with stones; of an uhmw, to cover the contents with hot stones. Paidi ahmw uhmen. Weigh down the cover of your uhmw.
pai₂ meing. n3s. head. cf. moahng₁.
pai₃ n. pie. [Eng.]
paiahn vi. to be accustomed or used to one another; to be acquainted.
paid n. and who else?, an interrogative noun. Kowe paid kohdo? You and who else came? Koh paid? You and who else?
paidi vt. to make a small uhmw.
paiente, also paiete. sent. adv. luckily, fortunately. Paiente ke iangie pwe, ma ngehite, e sohte pahn nekla. Luckily you were with me because, if I were alone, it would not be finished. Paiente ke kanengamah. Fortunately you are patient.
Paies n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti and Sokehs.
paiete sent. adv. see paiente.
paii 1. adj. fortunate; wealthy; happy. 2. n. fortune, wealth, affluence; happiness, grace. cf. [meing] isar.
paiiamwahu 1. adj. fortunate, healthy, happy. 2. n. luck, good fortune. cf. [meing] iaslenglap, iaslenglap.
paiiamwahuda adj. fortunate, healthy, happy.
paiieki vt. to benefit from, to be blessed with. cf. [meing] iaseneiki.
paiisuwed 1. adj. unlucky. 2. n. ill-fortune, mishap.
paiker vi. of a liquid, to be channeled into a container with a trough, gutter, spout, etc. paikere, vt.
paikere vt. paiker, vi.
paiking 1. n. infection. 2. vi. to be infected. [Jap. baikin]
pailoal 1. meing. vi. to eat after drinking kava. 2. n. meal after kava. 1. Mwohnsapw sohte pailoal pwohng. Mwohnsapw did not eat after drinking kava last night. cf. kenei sakau.
pain vt. to strongly urge, to incite.
paio n. a superstitious practice. Mwomwohdiso uhong atail kin wia paio kan. The Church is opposed to our superstitious practices.
paiohla vi. to swoon, to lose consciousness from being overjoyed. E paiohkihla ah nohkin peren daulihala. She lost consciousness from being overjoyed.
paiolihn n. violin. [Eng.]
paip₁ n. large boulder of basalt; an open area where the top soil is not deep enough to support tall vegetation due to an underlying massive basalt base.
paip₂ n. pipe, as a water pipe. [Eng.]
paip₃ n. a pipe (for smoking). [Eng.] cf. [meing] sedru.
paipalap n. a large boulder.
Paipalap n. Sokehs Rock, the most prominent landmark on Pohnpei island, standing 622 feet over the entrance to Kolonia Harbor.
Paipel n. Bible. [Eng.]
paipene, also pai₁. vt. to weigh down with stones; of an uhmw, to cover the contents with hot stones. Kitail paipene uhmwen. Let us place hot stones over the contents of the uhmw.
paipwur vi. to serve food cooked in uhmw without having cleared the hot stones off the top of the uhmw.
pairuk₁, also dairuk. vi. to bend forward from the waist; to walk in a stooped position; to bow₁.
pairuk₂ n. a kind of adze.
paiwed n. fern spp., Marattia mertensiana or Angiopteris evecta.
paiwed toantoal, also paiwed. n. fern sp., mules-foot fern, Marattia mertensiana.
pak₁ 1. n. occurrence, time. 2. num. cl. used in counting occurrences or times. 2. pak riapak two times 2. pak riapak two times.
pak₂ 1. vi. to be smashed, as of a fallen ripe fruit. 2. adj. flat, of something normally rounded.
paka vt. to move aside the stones used for an uhmw in the act of cleaning it.
pakad vt. to defecate on something. pek, vi.
pakadanah interj. Alas, you are a fool! [Jap. Baka da nā!]
pakadei vt. see pakadeik.
pakadeik, also pakadei. vi. to be questioned, to be interrogated. kadeik, vt.
pakahr vi. to be lead₁ or guided, to be escorted. kahre, vt.
pakair 1. n. notice, announcement. 2. vi. to notify, to announce. cf. [meing] kerenleng.
pakalong adj. abnormal, deformed, odd.
pakaraun 1. vi. to make an accusation. 2. n. accusation.
pakas n. fish sp., yellowfin surgeonfish, Acanthurus xanthopterus.
pakasahnpene vi. of two canoes, to meet each other on the leeward sides of the canoes.
pakasar vi. to be sent away, to be cast out. Re pahn pakasar. They will be sent away. kasare, vt.
pakasarala vi. to be exiled. Mehn Sokehs ko pakasarala. The people of Sokehs were exiled. see kasare.
pakatei vi. to fish by driving fish under the rocks on the reef.
pakehng vi. to be attached.
pakehro interj. You fool! [Jap. Bakayarō!]
Pakein, also Pakihn. n. a small atoll lying off the northwest coast of Pohnpei that is a section (kousapw) of Sokehs.
paker 1. vi. to punch. 2. n. punch, boxing. pakere, vt.
pakere vt. to punch. paker, vi.
paki₁ n3s. the replantable part of a plant, the crown of a taro corm; butt, as of a cigarette.
paki₂ n. remainder of kava after the squeezing of the kava is initiated.
pakid vt. to look for lice. mpek, vi.
Pakihn, also Pakein. n. a small atoll lying off the northwest coast of Pohnpei that is a section (kousapw) of Sokehs.
pakking 1. n. fine₂, punishment. 2. vi. to be fined, to be punished. [Jap. bakkin]
pako, also poake, poako. n. a generic term for shark.
pako lohpwu n. fish sp., hammerhead shark.
pakohn nan madau n. fish sp., gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrynchos.
pakolong, also poakolong. n. cripple, a disabled person; disability.
pakudang, also pokdang. n. bomb, shell; a dish made of grated tapioca to which ripe bananas (daiwang) and coconut cream are added, so called because of the flatulence it causes. [Jap. bakudan]
pal vi. neut. to hack with a knife. pele, vt.
pala sent. adv. as if. Pala kowe kelepw pwangada. As if you alone got tired. Pala kowe me ese. As if you are the one who knows.
palahi, also kehmpalahi, ohdek₂. n. sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; referred to as uhn palahi when in the ground.
palahirot n. a variety of wild yam.
palahiweita n. neighbor.
palaiau n. fish sp., small fresh water fish, Carassius auratus.
palakahs 1. vi. to reminisce while wailing, at a funeral. 2. n. a reminiscence made while wailing.
palan adj. mature. E inenen palanda. He has become more mature.
palang₁ vt. to dry, to expose objects to the sun in order to dry them. peleng, vi.
palang₂ meing. n. basket, purse, handbag. cf. kopwou.
palangk n. porch, veranda, lanai.
palans n. scale₂, for measuring weight. [Eng. balance]
palapal n. fish sp., gold-spotted rabbitfish, Siganus punctatus.
palas n. ballast. [Eng.]
Palau n. Palau.
palawar vi. to shape the hull of a canoe. I men esehla palawar. I want to learn how to shape the hull of a canoe.
paledou n. method of planting yams in which several yam plants are planted under a bench trellis that is approximately six to eight feet high.
palek 1. meing. vi. to climb. 2. adj. skillful at tree climbing. 1. Mwohnsapw palek rahn wet. Mwohnsapw climbed today. paleke, vt. cf. dou₂.
paleke meing. vt. to climb a tree for the purpose of getting something. Mwohnsapw paleke nih reireio rahn wet. Mwohnsapw climbed the tall coconut tree today. palek, vi. cf. daur₂.
palepwohl 1. n. volleyball. 2. vi. to play volleyball. [Eng.]
palesek adj. skillful in climbing trees.
pali₁ 1. n. part, side; division, section; day after tomorrow. 2. num. cl. used in counting body extremities and sections. 2. peh riepali two hands, pelien mete limpali five sheets of tin roofing.
pali₂ n. navigational skill; navigator.
9/29/2014 10:06:55 AM From: DS To: KR. So that's where the term pali comes from. I heard my father said, 'Pali men mwo.' referring to a dying man from the Mortlok.
2/21/2015 11:22:27 AM From: KR To: KR. Update entry.
11/17/2017 10:51:21 AM From: KR To: KR. Also the name of a man named Pali who traveled widely to visit all parts of the world; also said to be like a title, that when one Pali died, another would take his place. Said to have come from the east or the south.
paliais archaic. n. south.
Paliais n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.
palieir n. south.
palien lamalam, also pelien lamalam. n. religious denomination.
Paliepailong n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
paliepeng n. north.
paliet n. life on earth as opposed to the afterlife, literally this-side.
palih₁ vt. to peck, of birds; to nibble the bait, of fish. pel₁, vi.
palih₂ vt. to tattoo. pelipel, vi.
palihdam n. outrigger side of a canoe.
palikapi n. west.
palikasa n. the side of the canoe opposite the outrigger.
palikir vt. to carry someone on one's back. Ohlo palikirada nah pwutako. That man carried his son on his back. pelikilik, vi. cf. peliklepe.
Palikir n. a region in Sokehs that maintained its independence during the reign of the Saudeleurs.
palikoahiek n3s. right side.
palilaud n. the larger part, the majority.
palimaun n. (3sg. palimauni) right side.
palimeing n. (3sg. palimeingi) left side.
palimese n. east.
palimoron n. majority.
Palimwon Biblical. n. Philemon, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).
palingehn n. (3sg. palingeni) soul, the spiritual side of a being. Paliwere mihmihte rehtail, ah palingeni samwalahr. His body is still with us, but his soul is gone.
palipah n. lower side, leeward side; sometimes used to refer to the location of the southern atolls in Pohnpei State.
palisal- rel. n. side facing something or someone. Ihmwo mi palisalidihsang dohlo. The house is on the side facing the mountain. E mi palisalodohng sapwen Soulik. It's on the side facing Soulik's land.
palisoakoahiek n3s. left-side.
paliwar n. (3sg. palinwere) body, of a person. cf. [meing] kahlap, erekiso.
paliwaramwahu 1. n. a well-built body. 2. adj. well-built.
palodou n. pole, used to train yam vines.
paltuhke 1. vi. to chop down a tree. 2. n. the act of chopping down a tree.
pampei n. security guard. [Jap. banpei]
pan n. pan. [Eng.]
panawih vt. to advise. peneu, vi.
pandangko 1. n. Pohnpeian dance form that was incorporated into the lehp; a traditionally-evolved dance originally introduced from the Philippines by the Spanish and Filipino residents on Pohnpei in the nineteenth century. 2. vi. to dance the pandangko. [Tag. fandango]
6/29/2013 1:21:38 PM From: KR To: KR. Add that this is a Filipino version of the fandango. Check spelliing of this in Tagalog
9/6/2014 10:47:05 AM From: KR To: KR. Check spelliing of this in Tagalog
pando 1. n. bunt, in baseball. 2. vi. to bunt. [Jap. bando : bunt< Eng.] pandoih
pandoih vt. to bunt. pando, vi.
pang vi. to be tilted, crooked, cock-eyed.
pangala vt. to betray; to reveal a secret; to give away, without motivation or compensation. pengipengla, vi.
pangapang 1. vi. to lie crosswise; to be slanting; to be inclined. 2. n. incline, steep slope.
pangid vt. to blow one's nose. pengidek, vi.
pangin, also panginda. vt. to wake (someone) up. mpeng, vi. cf. kaupeh.
panginda, also pangin. vt. to wake (someone) up. cf. [meing] likaupehda.
11/29/2017 9:50:58 AM From: KR To: KR. Make sure all the cross-referenced forms are defined the same way.
pangk₁ n. bench. [Spa. banco]
pangk₂ n. bank (the institution). [Eng.]
pangku vi. to have a flat tire. [Jap. panku < Eng. puncture]
pankeik n. pancake. [Eng.]
pannukas vi. to shoot a marble into the wrong hole in the game anaire. [Jap. ?]
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. What is the Japanese source?
pansahi 1. n. victory; a game, similar to steal-the-flag. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap. banzai]
pap vi. to swim, of people, non-marine animals, and turtles, but not of fish. pepe₁, vt.
papah 1. vi. to assist, to serve. 2. n. service.
Papilon Biblical. n. Babylon. [Eng.]
Papua Nukini n. Papua New Guinea. [Eng.]
par₁ vt. to cut, trim, or sharpen with any large cutting tool. periper, vi.
par₂ num. cl. used in counting flat things. pelien mete silipar three sheets of tin roofing.
par₃ adj. aerodynamically unsound, not suitable for throwing.
par₄ adj. abnormal sounding, as of the voice or an instrument.
par₅ 1. vi. to be fecund; to spread from one area to another. 2. adj. prolific, sprouting abundantly, commonly of coconuts or breadfruit, but can be used for any sprouting plant.
par₆ n. a string of fish tied to the kehnlangiso for the Nahnmwarki. n. a string of fish tied to the kehnlangiso for the Nahnmwarki.
10/12/2014 1:41:44 PM From: KR To: KR. Polish definition.
par₇ slang. vi. to be intoxicated. Lahpen par. That guy is intoxicated.
paradais n. paradise. [Eng.]
paradak vi. to turn around; to do an about face. cf. pirekek.
10/26/2017 6:12:29 PM From: KR To: KR. Define pirekek the same way.
parakapw n. new year. Parakapw mwahu! Happy New Year!
parakrap n. paragraph. [Eng.]
parakus n. fish sp.
paramwahn n. plant sp., erythrina, Erythrina fusca.
parap n. outrigger platform.
parapar n. fish sp. Acanthuridae guttatus (spotted tang); normally found in barrier reef.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Clean up gloss.
parapar en lik n. fish sp., white-spotted surgeonfish, Acanturus guttatus.
parapwe n. spell, incantation.
parasaid 1. n. parasite, one who lives at the expense of others without making any useful contribution. 2. vi. to be a parasite. [Eng.] parasaidih, vt.
parasaidih vt. to be in a parasitical relationship with. [parasaid <Eng.] parasaid, vi.
parem n. nipa palm, Nypa fruticans, used for thatching a roof.
Paremkep n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.
Parempei n. an island located northeast of Kolonia that is a section (kousapw) in Nett.
Parentu n. the husband of Limwehtu, who accompanied Sapwikini on his voyage of exploration.
parepein , also pahr₂. n. tree sp., Erythrina variegata, noted for its light soft wood; used medicinally and for making canoes.
parepwiki n. century.
paret n. bird sp., brown noddy tern, Anous stolidus.
paretenieng adj. physically weak from hunger.
parikang n. hair clipper. [Jap. barikan]
pariki 1. vi. to go fast₁. 2. n. the power and/or speed produced by an engine or a person; horsepower. 2. Pariki depe noumw misihnen? How many horsepower does your outboard motor have? [Jap. bariki]
Parisehr n. see Parisi.
Parisi, also Parisehr. n. Pharisee, one who is two faced, hypocritical, or pharisaical. [Eng.]
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Cross reference to likin parisi
parohl 1. n. parole, probation. 2. vi. to be on parole or probation. [Eng.] parohlih, vt.
parohlih vt. to parole, to place on probation. [parohl <Eng.] parohl, vi.
pas₁ vi. to arrive by sea; to return from fishing.
pas₂ 1. adj. sticky. 2. vi. to be tagged, as in the game of wiehni.
pas₃, also peis. 1. vi. to sing bass. 2. n. one who sings bass. [Eng.] peisih, vt.
pas₄ 1. vi., vt. to visit. 2. n. visitation.
pasahn pwehk n. a yam cultivar.
pasahnpene vi. to be mutually unaquainted.
pasakapw vi. to visit a place for the first time.
pasapas n. series of long objects placed together side by side; platform; copra drying platform; platform on which dormant yam tubers are stored; shelf.
pasapeng 1. vi. to respond, to answer. 2. n. response, answer. cf. [meing] inginleng.
pasaroi meing. vi. to visit a sohpeidi who is ill, done by another sohpeidi.
pasdohng vi. to visit a church for the purpose of praying, used by Catholics. [Spa.]
9/9/2014 1:56:19 PM From: KR To: KR. What is the source in Spanish?
pasdohra n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.
pasete n. fish sp.
Pasipik n. Pacific ocean. [Eng.]
pasked 1. n. basketball. 2. vi. to play basketball. [Eng. basket]
passai vi. to cut grass. [Jap.]
pasung n. offering to a spirit.
pasur, also poasur. vt. to hammer. pos₁, pospos, vi.
pat₁ vi. to be together.
pat₂ adj. scarred.
patapat 1. adj. flat, of a surface. 2. n. a plain, coastal plain, level ground.
pate vi. to have a hole that results in a leak, as in a canoe, roof, tire tube, or any container.
patehla vi. to lose one's composure; to have a bedsore.
patehn kewelik, also patehn nehn kewelik. n. orchid sp., Taeniophyllum marianense.
patehn neh n3s. foot; hoof.
patehn nehn kewelik, also patehn kewelik. n. orchid sp., Taeniophyllum marianense.
patehn nehwar adj. having 'canoe feet', said of the inhabitants of offshore islands because their only means of travel is by canoe or boat.
paterek adj. close₂ together, side by side.
pato humiliative. vi. to speak, to be present. Sohte me kak pato ansoun nohpwein wie koanoat. No one should speak during the ritual of the kava ceremony. cf. lokaia.
10/26/2017 6:37:38 PM From: KR To: KR. Make the definition of this word and lokaia the same, except 'to be present' which is not a meaning of lokaia.
pato- humiliative. vi. a verb stem of motion. patohla go there, patohdo come here, patopene come together.
11/17/2017 10:52:22 AM From: KR To: KR. We have an entry pato- it looks like a polite marker which takes directional suffixes such as patoh-do -la -wei -di -da -peseng -seli and so forth. However, there are forms like patohwan which means to say/tell. Patohwan in itself functions as polite marker in usage such as I patohwan kasalehda I expressed and it also take
patohda humiliative. vi. to leave, to stand up.
patohdi humiliative. vi. to sit down. cf. mwohndi.
patohwan humiliative. vt. to say, to know. Mie mehkot ke patohwaneng ohlo aio? Did you say something to the man yesterday? cf. nda, ese.
10/4/2014 9:04:43 AM From: DS To: KR. There is also a derived form 'patohwen' which functions as polite marker in sentence such as 'I pathowen awihawih ohlo.' meaning I am weiting for the man. I made an entry for patohwen. 'I patohwan.' meaning I know but 'I patohwen wehwehki' means I understand.
patohwan- humiliative. vt. to hand something to someone, to place something on another thing. patohwandi to place something down patohwanda to take something.
patohwanda meing. vt. to take; to accept. cf. alehda.
patohwen humiliative. stative marker a polite marker. I patohwen diarada. I found out.
6/27/2014 2:33:34 PM From: KR To: KR. We need to correct the part of speech. See the other related entries (patohwan and patohwan-) and decide how to handle these. Check to see how these forms are dealt with in the reference grammar.
4/15/2015 10:12:35 AM From: KR To: KR. Decide on part of speech; more like an auxilary verb
patpene vi. to mix, to mingle.
patukul slang. adj. very bad.
paud₁ vt. to lash (something together) with hibiscus bark for carrying it.
paud₂ slang. vt. to say.
paun₁ 1. n. a portion of food. 2. vi. to eat. [Eng. pound]
paun₂ 1. n. pound₂, weight. 2. vi. to weigh. [Eng.] paune, vt.
paune vt. to weigh. [paun <Eng.]
paunehte, also paunehiengete. vt. to approximate a time or a weight as closely as possible, to zero in. Papaunehte kuloak siluh a ke kohdo. Approximate three o'clock, and then come. Paunehte wen mwenge me pahn itar kumwail. Estimate the amount of food that will be sufficient for you.
paunehiengete vt. Papaunehte kuloak siluh, a ke kohdo. When you think it's three o'clock, then come. Paunehiengete iten kenen me silimen. Come as close as you can to an appropriate amount of food for three people. Paunehte wen mwenge me pahn itar kumwail. Estimate the amount of food that will be sufficient for you. see paunehte.
paunehte, also paunehiengete. vt. to approximate a time or a weight as closely as possible, to zero in. Papaunehte kuloak siluh a ke kohdo. Approximate three o'clock, and then come. Paunehte wen mwenge me pahn itar kumwail. Estimate the amount of food that will be sufficient for you. [paun <Eng.]
11/29/2017 9:47:36 AM From: KR To: KR. Look at alternate and decide how to handle this.
paur vi. to defecate.
paute n. powder of any kind;. [Eng.]
pauwehs n. plant sp., a flowering plant.
pawehs, also kapwunior. n. a herbaceous ornamental, Gomphrena globosa.
pawel n. vowel. [Eng.]
pawel peidaid n. an inserted vowel. [pawel <Eng.]
pawel poad n. a base vowel. [pawel <Eng.]
-pe aff. derivational suffix used to form directly possessed nouns from verbs; -pe is the third person singular form. akamai argue, akamaipe argument concerning him/her/it.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Is ‘it’ correct?
ped vi. to be squeezed or pressed, to be pushed, as a switch. padik, vt.
pedala vi. to have sexual intercourse for the first time, of a female; to be deflowered.
pedehde n. sweet potato, potato, Ipomea batatas. [Eng.]
9/3/2016 9:20:56 AM From: KR To: KR. Aren't scientific identifications different here?
pedehde salad n. potato salad. [Eng.]
pedeli, also padali. 1. n. the sibling or cousin of the same clan, of the opposite sex, by whom one would swear. 2. interj. I swear!
peden liamwahu n. dimple.
peden soupwur meing. n. delay. Peden soupwur sohpeidi. Delay is synonymous with royalty.
peden were n3s. the area between the collarbone and the neck.
pedengel vi. to be fighting. Ira pedengelda. They are fighting.
pedenpaip n. cave.
pedenpil n. puddle.
pedeped adj. shallow.
pedi, also padi. n3s. eyebrow.
pediang, also pedieng. vi. to paddle or pole against the wind.
pedidi vi. to strike a final, loud stroke on a kava stone to signal that the pounding has been completed.
pedieng vi. see pediang.
pedihdi n. fish sp., bigeye scad, Selar crumenopthalmus, normally found in lagoon and patch reefs and barrier reefs.
pedihleng n. priestly order in Pohnpei consisting of the Wasahi, Dauk , and Noahs.
pedihsou n. the male head of a clan.
pedilenkepir n. dance paddle.
pedilik₁ n. canoe part, the vertical sheer strake that ordinarily extends above the central portion of the leeward gunwale.
pedilik₂ n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.
pedilin, also pidilin. vi. to pull each other's hair, as in a fight. Ira pedilin. They (two) were pulling each other's hair.
pedilukop vi. to stand with one's hands on one's hips, to stand with one's arms akimbo.
pediped n. fish sp.
Pedlem, also Pedliem. n. Bethlehem. [Eng.]
pedlepen nahna, also pwelengen nahna. n. mountain ridge.
Pedliem n. see Pedlem.
pedohi, also pidohi. vi. to exit.
pedolong, also pidolong. vi. to enter.
peh n3s. arm, hand; foreleg, as of a dog. cf. [meing] limeiso, limahr.
pehd₁ vi. to struggle. pehd mour the struggle for life.
pehdsang vi. to be taken away from by force.
pehd₂ vi. to be open, of the eyes. E memeir ahpw pwoaren mesehka pehd. He is asleep, but his eyes are open.
pehdenpwong vi. to stay up late; to hold a wake.
pehdmour vi. to take by force, in a greedy manner.
pehdpeseng vi. to open one's eyes. Na song pehdpeseng? Can you try to open your eyes? cf. [meing] koulangpeseng.
pehdsang vi. to be taken away from by force.
pehdsel 1. vi. to play tug-of-war. 2. n. the name of this game.
pehdseri n. abortion.
Pehi en Namweiias, also Pein Namweiias. n. an altar located in Nan Madol that is the burial site of both Isokelekel and Liahnensokole.
pehi₁ n. a big seed, as in a mango.
pehi₂ n. altar; any ancient structure of stones; a pile.
pehinen adj. accurate, in shooting or throwing.
pehioang n. fish sp., a kind of mullet.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Reconcile glosses. Mugilidae (mullets). (general category for mullet). Src = PCRI.
pehk num. forty. see ehk₁.
pehker 1. vi. to be called, to be summoned. 2. n. call, summons. 1. Aramas tohto paekerpene ni nesen kousapwo. A lot of people were called together at the section feasthouse.
pehkiek 1. vi. to be summoned; to be called to the presence of a Nahnmwarki. 2. n. subpoena, summons.
pehl₁ vi. neut. to reheat, to warm over, as food. pehle, vt.
pehl₂ n. bell. [Eng.]
pehle vt. to reheat, to warm over, as food. pehl₁, vi.
Pehleng n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pehm vi. to perceive; to feel, think, or sense.
pehmada vi. to realize, to become aware.
pehmitik adj. easily awakened, early rising .
Pehn meing. n. March₂. Pehn iei sounpwong en Mahs. Pehn is the month of March. cf. Mahs.
pehn ihmw n. wing of a building.
pehn pihr n. wing of a bird.
pehn₁ meing. n. drinking coconut. cf. uhpw.
pehn₂ n. pen₂, for writing. [Eng.]
pehngidpene vi. to negotiate; to entreat.
pehnkihr n. Holocentridae (squirrel fishes) Neoniphon sp., normally found in the areas of the fringing reef, lagoon, barrier patch reefs, and barrier reef.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Clean up gloss.
pehnmwomw n. fin of a fish.
pehpe n. flower of the breadfruit tree.
pehpoahrok n. a large ray.
pehr n. bear₃. [Eng.]
pehrdi vi. to lose. [Spa. pérdida]
pehri n. bamboo, Bambusa vulgaris.
pehrier 1. adj. active. 2. vi. to move actively. 1. Oho me pehrier. That man is active. 2. E pehrierseli. He is actively moving around.
pehris n. fish sp.
Pehs n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pehs₁ n. ashes.
pehs₂ n. the raised platform in a feasthouse upon which the Nahnmwarki sits; dance platform.
9/27/2014 8:42:30 AM From: KR To: KR. Is this the front platform of a nahs, where various soupeidi can sit, or is it just for the NM?
pehs₃ n. land boundary. [Eng. base]
pehsas 1. n. thief. 2. vi. to be a thief.
pehse vi. to be acquainted with one another.
pehsehs 1. adj. gray, grayish; dust covered. 2. n. gray.
pehsinpwel n. the seating area in front of the saledenleng, the second front central post in a feasthouse.
1/29/2018 10:47:35 AM From: DS To: KR. There is still inconsistancies in the use front and back of a nahs.
peht n. bed. [Eng.]
pehtakai n. hibiscus sp.
pehtok n. amputee, one or both arms missing.
pehu n. (3sg. pewi) empty shell, as of a coconut, a crab, etc.
pehwehwe n. manta ray.
pei- vi. to weave. Lih malaulau me kak peilos. There are only a few women who can do mat weaving.
pei kosukloal n. a fight intended to inflict severe injuries. Pei kosukloal me ohlo wia. It was a fight to inflict injury that the man did.
pei₁ vi. to float.
peipeseng vi. to float apart; to melt.
pei₂ vi. to be full, of a cup of kava.
pei₃ vi. to be covered with hot stones, of the contents of an uhmw. cf. [meing] peileng.
pei₄ vi. to be anchored or tied up, of a boat; to be parked, of a car.
peieng vt. to be alongside of; to be dedicated to.
pei₅ num. cl. a piece of coconut husk. dipenihd pahpei four pieces of coconut husks dipenihd pahpei four pieces of coconut husks.
peiahk, also lipeiahk. adj. oval.
peiai vi. to exchange the lead, as in racing; to be tied, of a score in a game.
Peiai n. the place in Madolenihmw where the fighting turned in favor of the Saudeleur rulers during their battle with Isokelekel.
peian₁ vt. to move alongside or next to.
peian₂ n. handkerchief.
peid vt. to drop something.
peidaid 1. vi. neut. to transport in a vehicle. 2. n. transportation. idan, vt.
peidak n. upland, land to the east; windward, upwind.
peidale n. fifth day of the holy week in the traditional calendar; the twenty fifth day of the month.
peide n. a curse, a foul word.
peidedi vt. to throw (something) down.
peidei n. payday. [Eng.]
peidek 1. vi. to ask forcefully, with the expectation of an answer. 2. n. question.
peidek en wenek vi. to ask a frank question that might cause another to be embarrassed, as when directly asking someone his/her name, title, clan, or place of origin. n. a question of this nature.
peidepe n3s. transportation.
Peidi n. a legendary island or islands to the west of Pohnpei, to where the Liet₂ were banished.
peidi₁ vi. to arrive, by means of transportation.
peidi₂ rel. n. leeward, downwind, westward. E mi peidio. It's downwind.
Peidie n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
peidihdo Biblical. vi. to come down; to float down. Ngihlo ieu peidihdo sang nanleng. A voice came down from the heavens.
peidihsang vi. to be lower than, to be younger or smaller than.
peidlakid adj. careless with physical possessions, likely to lose or misplace belongings.
peiei- rel. n. seaward. Re soueila peieio. They have moved seaward. E mi peieio. It's seaward.
peiek vi. to be slid, usually of light objects. peieki, vt.
peieki vt. to slide, usually of light objects. peiek, vi.
peien conj. adv. happen to. Ma ke peien kohdo, ah ke serehdo nei ehu pwuken nting. If you happen to come, bring along my notebook. Ma e peien kohdo, ke kak pakairiki. If he happens to come, you can announce it.
peien katau meing. n. the name of third of the four food baskets (kiam) containing food from the uhmw prepared for the Nahnmwarki, usually placed directly in front of him. Peien katau kin inenlahng pahn kupwur en Nahnmwarki. The pien katau is usually placed directly in front of the Nahnmwarki. see pwuden uhmw.
peien wenik meing. n. the name of the fourth of the four food baskets (kiam) containg food from the uhmw prepared for the Nahnken. usually placed directly in front of him. Peien wenik kin pwilidi pahn kupwuren Iso Nahnken. The peien wenik is usually placed in front of Iso Nahnken.
peieng vt. to be alongside of; to be dedicated to.
peii 1. vi. to fight. 2. n. a fight.
peik₁ adj. skillful, of a diver able to go deep or hold his breath for a long period of time.
peik₂ adj. obedient, respectful, willing. Ngehn me peik, ah paliwar me luwet. The spirit is willing; however, the body is weak.
peik₃ adj. tilted, leaning. Tuhkehn loalo ekis peik. The utility pole tilted a little. Nih peik me apwalen dou. A leaning coconut tree is difficult to climb.
Peikapw n. an islet within Nan Madol where the Saudeleur's magical pool of water was located.
8/16/2016 5:58:51 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.
peikasal 1. adj. hesitant, indecisive, waivering, doubtful. 2. n. hesitation, indecision, doubt.
peiken n. bacon. [Eng. bacon]
peikes archaic. n. war, turmoil. mwein peikes time of war.
peikesemwei, also mwein peikes. n. a period of war or instability.
peikid n. apology; excuse.
peikini n. large basket carried by four or more people; a litter of wood with coconut leaves laid over it, used to carry large amounts of food.
peikinleng, also pekinleng. n. the name of one of four food baskets (kiam) prepared for the Nahnmwarki. usually hung from the left side of the cross beam in the front of the nahs .
9/22/2014 7:27:57 PM From: KR To: KR. Reconcile with other food basket names.
8/10/2017 9:34:46 AM From: DS To: KR. People use the same word for the common form.
11/17/2017 10:54:25 AM From: KR To: KR. Reconcile with other food basket names and make sure definitions of alternates are the same.
peikmar 1. n. the sixth growth stage of a yam, when the leaves turn yellow and begin to fall off; it is believed that at this stage the tuber expands to its ultimate width and then matures, August through December. 2. vi. to reach the sixth growth stage, of a yam.
peikopw n. fish sp., black-spot sergeant, Abedefdus sordidus.
Peil n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
peila vi. to be adrift or lost at sea.
peilah n. two days after tomorrow.
peilahndakanaio n. two days before yesterday.
peileng meing. vi. to be covered with hot stones, of the contents of an uhmw. Umwun koanoat en peilengdi. The earth oven is covered with hot stones. cf. pei₃.
peilenge vt. see peileng.
peilengih vt. see peilenge.
peilirop vi. to do mat weaving.
peilmwahn n. the name of the door located to the right of the main plaform in a nahs.
1/18/2016 10:10:07 AM From: KR To: KR. Needs to be checked.
peilong- rel. n. inland. E mi peilongo. It's inland.
peilpein n. the name of the door located to the left of the main plaform in a nahs.
peimwoarosleng meing. n. the name of the second of the four food basket (kiam) prepared for the Nahnken during a feast, usually hung from the right side of the cross beam at the front of the nahs. Peimwoarosleng kin langada pali maun en kehnlangiso. The peimwoarosleng is usually hung from the right side of the cross beam at the front of the nahs.
pein malek n. cockfight.
Pein Namweiias, also Pehi en Namweiias. n. an altar located in Nan Madol that is the burial site of both Isokelekel and Liahnensokole.
Pein Pak n. an altar built in honor of the trust between Isokelekel and the people of And.
pein₁ sent. adv. on one's own; self. Ohlo pein diarada ah sapwung. That man found his mistake on his own.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Expand this to show various uses. See the grammar.
pein₂ archaic. n. woman; female of any species;.
pein₃ n. vein, the vessel that carries blood to the heart. [Eng.]
peinakapw 1. n. young woman. 2. adj. young, of females.
peinar n. pestle, for pounding breadfruit.
peined 1. n. cursing, foul language. 2. vi. to curse, to use foul language.
peinek vi. to move. Kumwail peinekla mwowe. You (pl.) move forward.
Peiniap n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
peinikid n. pile of debris, dump.
peinkarong n. a stone ramp built to access a traditional house, structured so that, when people walk on it, it makes a noise and alerts the occupants that someone is approaching.
peip 1. n. pavement. 2. vi. to be paved or blacktopped, of a road. 1. Peipo medendel. The pavement is smooth. 2. Ahlo pahn peip. The road will be paved. [peip <Eng. pave] peipih, vt.
peipei aramas n. fern spp., Histiopteris incisa or Macrothelypteris torresiana.
peipei eni n. fern spp., Asplenium pellucidum, Pteris tripartita, or Diplazium ponapense.
peipei₁ n. small black sp. of sea urchin.
peipei₂ vi. neut. to weave. pa₂, vt.
peipei₃ meing. n. head. cf. moahng₁.
peipeinnekla , also peipeinohla. vi. to strive onward.
peipeinohla, also peipeinnekla. vi. to strive onward.
peipeisapw n. fern sp., Microlepia speluncae.
peipene vi. to have the uhmw contents covered with hot stones. Uhmwo peipenehr? Have the uhmw contents been covered with hot stones? paipene, vt. cf. [meing] peilengidi.
10/16/2013 11:13:15 AM From: DS To: KR. After the food is placed in the hot uhmw, some hot stones are placed over the content of the uhmw and then leaves are placed over the uhmw to cover it.
9/12/2014 7:53:39 PM From: KR To: KR. Polish this entry and treat it as a subentry.
peipeseng vi. to float apart; to melt.
peipih vt. to pave or blacktop, as a road. PTA pahn peipih elen Sokehso. The PTA (Pohnpei Transportation Authority) will pave the Sokehs road. [peip <Eng.]
peipwelidi meing. vi. neut. to cover the uhmw with leaves. Uhmwen peipwelidi. The uhmw was covered with leaves. cf. kompwelidi.
10/26/2017 7:14:52 PM From: KR To: KR. Add kompwelidi and define the same way.
peipwelihdi vt. to cover an uhmw with leaves.
peipwuhr vi. to prematurely take food from an uhmw, before it is ready.
peirahni n. cornerstone.
peirar n. pounder used in the preparation of lihli, traditionally made of coral, but now commonly made of wood. cf. [meing] ineskatau.
peirehr meing. n. a feeling, a sense. cf. pepehm.
10/26/2017 7:28:51 PM From: KR To: KR. Define this the same way as pepehm.
peirek 1. meing. adj. faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal. 2. meing. n. faithfulness, perseverance, single-mindedness, loyalty. cf. loaloapwoat.
peirekieng meing. vt. to be devoted to. cf. loaloapwoatieng.
peirekseli vi. to be spread around, of news.
peirin adj. extremely envious or jealous.
Peirot n. the magical pool₁ of water used by the Saudeleur to observe all events taking place on the island and to foresee the future.
peiruhru n. clay, hardpan.
peis, also pas₃. 1. vi. to sing bass. 2. n. one who sings bass. 1. Ihs me pahn peis? Who is going to sing bass? [Eng.] peisih, vt.
peisarawi n. holy altar.
peisenge n3s. surplus, excess, remainder.
peisih vt. to sing bass. I pahn peisih koulet. I'll sing bass in this song. [Eng.] pas₃, peis, vi.
peisihr 1. vi. to play an ancient traditional reed throwing game. 2. n. the name of this game.
peisin n. basin. [Eng.]
peisipal vi. to alternate, to exchange, as a position or load.
peisoan n. large flat basalt pounding stone employed in the preparation of kava or pounded foods, one not chosen for its sonorous qualities.
1/17/2018 9:56:33 AM From: DS To: KR. The term moahl is the name of the pounding stones. Peitehl is the flat stone upon where the sakau is pounded. Peisoan is a peitehl without any sonorious quality because of its extreme thickness.
1/22/2018 2:09:50 PM From: KR To: KR. Correct this.
peitehl n. large flat basalt pounding stone employed in the preparation of kava or pounded foods, chosen for its sonorous qualities.
peiwar 1. n. the first fish caught, designated to be offered to a Nahnmwarki. 2. vi. to offer the first fish caught to a Nahnmwarki.
pek vi. to defecate. pakad, vt.
pekeder vi. to be sent; to be let go, to be released. kadar, vt.
pekehi 1. n. polygamy; any wife besides the principal wife. 2. vi. to commit polygamy.
pekehilek, also dunenilek. adj. given to sending others on repeated errands.
pekehr vi. to call each other names, to label each other.
pekeiras vi. to prepare the ground for an uhmw.
pekekil vi. to stare at one another. kakil, vt.
pekekilenli n. said of one who is fond of looking at women.
pekekilenwol n. said of one who is fond of looking at men.
pekerda vi. to be hurt.
pekeriei vt. to insist upon. E pekeriei ohlo en daurdi nime uhpw. She insisted upon having the man pick a coconut for her.
peketeu n. deception, deceit.
peki vt. to ask for, to request. pekipek, vi.
pekid n. bucket, barrel. [Eng.]
Pekilap n. the name of one of the legendary persons who arrived on the third of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.
pekimahk 1. vi. to apologize, to ask for forgiveness; to surrender. 2. n. the act of apologizing or surrendering, or seeking forgiveness. cf. [meing] sakar misik, sekeren misik, sekenpwoud.
9/19/2017 9:44:47 AM From: DS To: KR. Pekimahk and sakar misik/sekeren misik and sekenpwoud share the first two meanings only.
pekimwar vi. to give a title.
pekin dihdi n. youngest progeny.
pekinleng, also peikinleng. meing. n. the first of the four food baskets (kiam) containing food taken from the uhmw, usually hung on the left side of the crossbeam in the front of the nahs. Pekinleng kin langada ni pali meing kehnlangisoh. The pekinleng is usually hung from the left side of the kehlangiso. Mahi de kehp me kin wia kanengen pekinleng. Either breadfruit or yam is used for the content of the pekinleng.
pekinpwel n. overused, unproductive soil.
pekinta 1. n. dysentery. 2. vi. to have dysentery.
pekipek 1. vi. to request, to ask a favor, to beg, to petition. 2. n. requisition. peki, vt.
Pekitik n. the name of one of the legendary persons who arrived on the third of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.
pekiwar vi. to request a girl's hand in marriage; to request the use of a canoe.
pekous n. an oral eviction notice. Pekous wiawihongirail. An eviction notice was issued to them.
pekousda, also poakousda. vi. to be cast out, to be evicted, to be expelled, to be ejected. Re pekousda sang nan ihmwo. They were evicted from the house.
10/26/2017 8:11:18 PM From: KR To: KR. Make pekous the same as poakous.
11/29/2017 9:54:37 AM From: KR To: KR. Eliminate Kitti form and make sure all cross-referencing is OK.
pel₁ vi. to peck, of birds; to nibble the bait, of fish. palih₁, vt.
pel₂ n. a taboo among clan members and siblings prohibiting sexual relationships among them.
pel₃ vi. to steer a canoe with a paddle. peliki, vt.
pel₄ vi. to place a cup under the hibiscus bast during the process of preparing kava.
Pelakapw n. the islet in Nan Madol where Isokelekel constructed a new style of nahs following his installation as the first Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw.
8/17/2016 2:14:45 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.
pele vt. to hack with a knife. pal, vi.
pelekenna n. oyster.
pelen koadu n. the principal kava stone in a nahs from which the Nahnmwarki is served. In U and Kitti, it is located in the right front area of the nahs. In Madolenihmw, Nett, and Sokehs, it is located in the left front area.
4/27/2016 9:07:29 AM From: KR To: DS. We need to clarify the usage of 'front' and 'back' in entries like these.
1/29/2018 10:45:54 AM From: DS To: KR. We need to agree on left and right in a nahs.
pelen wahu n. the kava stone in a nahs from which the Nahnken is served, located on the opposite side of the Pelen Koadu. In U and Kitti, it is located in the left front area of the nahs. In Madolenihmw, Nett, and Sokehs, it is located in the right front area.
3/8/2017 1:11:04 PM From: KR To: KR. See note for pelen koadu.
peleng 1. vi. to be dried in the sun. 2. n. rack for hanging yams. palang₁, vt.
peleng ketipin vi. to be in the sun.
pelenges n. fish sp., blacktip reef shark, Carcharinus melanopterus.
pelenleng n. the seating area in a feasthouse located in front of the area called pahn eririso.
pelepel en sikaliwi n. a notch cut into a coconut tree, used as a step for climbing.
peleu₁ n. fish sp., a small pakas.
peleu₂, also utin kouruhr. n. a breadfruit cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.
peliali vi. to match₁ in competition; to be a member of a matched pair; to be on opposing sides. pelian, vt.
pelian vt. to compete with. peliali, vi.
pelianda vt. to resist.
pelie n3s. member of a matched pair; peer; counterpart, opponent.
pelien dinapw n. board; piece of wood.
pelien kadip legal. n. the prosecution.
pelien kahp meing. n. the second cup of kava, which complements kahp₁ in a kava ritual. cf. nohpwein sakau.
9/13/2014 10:14:04 AM From: KR To: KR. Revise these entries in accord with Damian's comments.
1/19/2017 3:48:59 PM From: DS To: KR. In the second phase of nopwein sakau, there are two parts namely; 1)lopwon, and 2)kahp. Each of them are complementary to the other. The first lopwon is for man and followed by the one for the female. The complementary cups are called pelie.(pelian kahp and pelien lopwon).
pelien kopwung n. the judiciary.
pelien lamalam, also palien lamalam. n. religious denomination.
pelien lopwon meing. n. the second cup of the second phase of the kava ritual. cf. nohpwein sakau.
10/9/2013 9:47:00 AM From: DS To: KR. The first cup of the second phase of the ritual is called lopwon and this one is the second. customarily, lopwon is for the Nahnmwarki and pelien lopwon is given to spause.
9/13/2014 10:15:28 AM From: KR To: KR. Revise accordingly.
pelien mete n. tin roofing. [mete <Eng.]
pelien oloiso n. the order of the ranks of the royal titles in the Nahnmwarki line.
4/13/2015 4:10:49 PM From: KR To: KR. pali mean division, branch, etc. whereas pelie means counterpart; pali en but pelien
pelien pwoson n. religious denomination.
pelien repenpwung n. plaintiff.
pelien serek n. canvas.
pelien serihso, also elen serihso. n. the princely traditional titles in the Nahnken line.
pelien sohpeidi, also pelien oloiso. n. the order of the ranks of the royal titles in the Nahnmwarki line.
peliendal n. a position as a section chief's counterpart.
10/3/2014 10:53:56 AM From: DS To: KR. In a chiefdom there are two lines of ranking titles known as oloiso and serihso. Nahnmwarki heads the oloiso while Nahnken heads the serihso. All the kousapws within each wehi also has two lines of ranking titles. The oloiso and serihso. Soumas heads the oloiso while peliendal heads the serihso.
4/15/2015 12:24:43 PM From: KR To: KR. Correct and add.
peliensapw n. farmstead, a piece of land on which an extended family resides.
pelik n. the shell of the clam sp. called lipwei; coconut grater.
pelikenna n. Bivalvia (clams, oysters, etc.), Vasticardium sp., shell used for grating coconut and for scraper.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Clean up.
peliki vt. to steer a canoe with a paddle. pel₃, vi.
pelikie meing. n3s. upper part of the back. cf. pohnsewe.
pelikilik 1. vi. neut. to be carried on one's back. 2. n. two in a row; alternative title. 2. Pelikilik en Nahnmwarki en U Sahngoro. The alternative title of the Nahnmwarki of U is Sahngoro. palikir, vt.
pelikipe vi. to hold one's hands behind one's back. cf. [meing] peliklim.
pelikiso₁ meing. n. back. cf. tihnsau.
pelikiso₂ n. the area on the main platform of a feasthouse where the Nahnken sits, and all those to his left.
peliklap meing. vi. to be carried on someone's back . Ipwin pohn werwero peliklap. The Nahnmwarki's child is being born by the Nahnmwarki. peliklepe, vt.
peliklepe meing. vt. to carry someone on one's back. cf. palikir.
peliklim meing. vi. to hold one's hands behind one's back. cf. pelikpe.
pelikpe vi. to hold one's hands behind one's back. cf. [meing] peliklim.
pelikwou n. the area on the main platform of a feasthouse where the Nahnmwarki sits, and all those to his right.
pelin pirien n. the taboo relationship between siblings of the opposite sex.
10/3/2014 11:45:21 AM From: DS To: KR. Because of 'pelin pirien' sister cannot walk in front of her brother especially if he is sitting on the floor. She will ask the brother to stand or wait until he stands up or take a different rout.
4/15/2015 12:37:21 PM From: KR To: KR. Add to definition based on DS comments.
pelin sou n. a taboo relationship between clan members prohibiting any sexual interaction. cf. [meing] koupwung.
pelinli adj. womanly. Limwei pelinli, pwe e wia en lih mehlel pwukoah. Limwei is womanly, for she is carrying out an elderly woman's responsibilities.
pelinwol adj. manly. Sohn pelinwol, pwe e sohte masakada ohl wisik naipo. Sohn is manly, for he was not afraid of the man with the machete.
pelipel 1. vi. neut. to tattoo. 2. n. tattoo. palih₂, vt.
pelipelien vi. to go around in a group.
pelsuwed n. a taboo practiced before planting yams, involving abstinence from sexual intercourse, formerly for ten days, now more commonly for one.
peluhs n. bird sp., Caroline Islands ground dove, Galliclumba kubaryi.
-pene verb. suff. together, toward each other; with adjectives naming qualities it is used with a reciprocal meaning or to indicate 'totality'; with adjectives of size, it signals a decrease in size. pihr fly, pihrpene fly together; mwahu good, mwahupene good to each other; mat ripe, matpene all ripe; tihti skinny, tihtipene get skinnier.
peneinei 1. n. family, relative. 2. vi. to be related.
peneinei laud 1. n. extended family. 2. vi. to be part of an extended family.
peneinei tikitik 1. n. immediate family. 2. vi. to be part of an immediate family.
peneu 1. n. advice. 2. vi. to be advised. panawih, vt.
peng- vi. to lean. Uhto pengila pohn ihmwo. That banana tree is leaning over that house.
pengepenge n3s. side.
pengidek vi. to blow one's nose. pangid, vt.
pengipeng adj. slanting.
pengipengla vi. to be betrayed; to be given away, without motivation or compensation. pangala, vt.
pengohsi n. attorney, lawyer, defender. [Jap. bengoshi]
pengsapw 1. legal. vi. to convey land; to quit a claim. 2. n. a land conveyance. 1. Kasiano pengsapw ong rie liho. Kasiano conveyed land to his sister. 2. Re tuhkipene pengsapw. They are meeting about a land conveyance.
peniaida n. plywood. [Jap. beniya ita < Eng. veneer + Jap. ita 'plank']
penipen 1. n. sp. of sea cucumber. 2. n. Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers), Bohadschia argus (tigerfish or leopard fish), found exposed on sand or coverd with pieces of algae or rocks, eaten. 3. n. Another one which has no name but classified under Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers) is Bohadschia graeffei, which is found on rocky margins of lagoon and barrier reefs. Not eaten.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Reconcile these various glosses.
pens, also pihns. n. bean (the vegetable). [Eng.]
pensi n. needle nose pliers. [Jap. penchi < Eng. pinchers]
Pensilpeinia n. Pennsylvania. [Eng.]
pepdais 1. vi. to be baptized. 2. n. baptism. [Eng.] pepdaisih, vt.
pepdaisih vt. [pepdais <Eng.] see pepdais.
pepe₁ vt. to swim to, of people, non-marine animals, and turtles, but not fish. pap, vi.
pepehd vi. to be awake. Irail pepehd lel nimenseng. They were awake until morning. cf. [meing] koulang, tetensik.
pepehm 1. vi. to feel, to sense. 2. n. feeling, sense, thought, reaction, perception, insight. cf. [meing] peirehr.
11/29/2017 9:59:03 AM From: KR To: KR. Compare with meing form.
pepen kairu vi. to swim using the breast stroke. [kairu <Jap. kaeru-ashi : frog-kick, kaeru-yogi 'breast stroke]
pepen lamwer vi. to dog paddle.
peper n. black pepper, Piper nigurum. [Eng.]
pepeuk vi. to be blown on, with air expelled from the mouth. peuk, vt.
Pepweri n. February. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Mwakereker.
per adj. cautious, hesitant, fearful.
pere 1. vi. to be covered, to screened from view. 2. n. room, cover, protection. pereh₂, vt.
pereh₁ n. the two leaves of a sepwikin plant tied to the center post (keidu) in the front of the main platform of a nahs.
10/3/2014 12:28:39 PM From: DS To: KR. It seems like it is from perehre meaning cover or protection. Maybe it is the short form of perehre because the sepwikin is symbolic instrument of protection or cover.
pereh₂ vt. to cover; to screen from view. Liho pereh nah serio. The woman covered her child. pere, vi.
pereh₃ n. one who serves the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
perehn mwoluhlu 1. meing. vi. to soliloquize. 2. meing. n. soliloquy. cf. mwengloal.
perehre, also pere. n. cover, protection, both physical and magical. Ma mie ahmw perehre, ah ke sohte pahn perki mehkot. If you have perehre, you don't have to worry about anything.
perek vi. neut. to unroll, to lay out or spread out, as a sleeping mat. pereki, vt.
pereki vt. E pereki kie lohs. He spread out his sleeping mat. see perek.
pereklap meing. n. a mat for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, used to sleep on or for a cover. cf. lohs, lirop.
7/20/2017 10:15:12 AM From: DS To: KR. The term pereklap and moatoar refer to mat that people sleep or sit on but the same objects can be use ar cover or sheet.
perekpwel 1. meing. n. fresh banana, breadfruit, or taro leaves used to cover an uhmw. 2. vi. of an uhmw, to be covered with fresh leaves. cf. ngkoak.
peren kainen n. bathroom.
peren kotala n. bathroom.
peren mahi, also perenmei. n. shoot from the roots of the breadfruit tree, used to vegetatively propogate it.
peren pohnpei n. a variety of pahr₂.
peren tikitik n. hibiscus sp.
peren wai n. a variety of pahr₂.
peren₁ 1. adj. happy, joyful. 2. n. happiness, joy. cf. [meing] kupwur keremwel.
peren₂ n. citrus plant or fruit.
perenleng n. coconut, one that becomes lodged in a tree and remains there sufficiently long to sprout, used as pereh₁ for Soulik en And and Pwoud Lepen Palikir.
perenmei, also peren mahi. n. shoot from the roots of the breadfruit tree, used to vegetatively propogate it.
pereunsapw n. land without crops as a consequence of its not being fertile.
pereunsapwada vi. to become a pereunsapw.
perihri vi. boastful. Ohl riemeno epwehniki perihri. Those two men have the habit of pushing and shoving each other.
periki vt. to be cautious. I periki waseli kesik. I am cautious when carrying a gun around.
perip n. verb. [Eng.]
perip engpali n. intransitive verb. [perip <Eng.]
perip engpokon n. transitive verb. [perip <Eng.]
periper vi. neut. to cut, trim, or sharpen with any large cutting tool. par₁, vt.
permasepeng 1. n. quadrangle, square. 2. vi. to be quadrangular, to be square.
Permond n. Vermont. [Eng.]
persent, also piresent. n. percentage, percent. [Eng.]
persona Biblical. n. Catholic term, person in the blessed trinity. [Spa. persona]
pesel 1. n. dislocation. 2. vi. to be dislocated, of a joint.
pesen kaun n. seat of authority, headquarters, capital, of a place. cf. [meing] pohnislap.
pesen likan n. spider web, cobweb.
-peseng verb. suff. apart, away from each other; with adjectives of size, it signals an increase in size. sei paddle, seipeseng paddle away from each other; lapala large, lapalapeseng get larger.
pesenkoahte n. sound made by the rubbing of crossed branches.
pesereid, also pisereid. vi. to pass by one another; to be lined up in parallal rows.
peserek vi. to be yanked, to be snatched, to be jerked. sereki, vt.
pesnes, also pisnis. 1. n. business. 2. vi. to do business. [Eng.]
pesoik n. veto, an athoritative disapproval. En kepina posoik ong kamwomwadahn kosonnedo kahrehda koamwoarong. The governor's veto over the proposed legislation caused controversy.
pet vi. to bid; to bet. [Eng.]
petehk vi. to be checked, to be scrutinized, to be reviewed, to be watched. Solahr peteikie. There is no satisfactory explanation left. tehk₁, vt.
petohng meing. n. amarried couple. cf. pwopwoud.
peu archaic. n. an old name for the traditional drum called an aip.
11/23/2014 3:01:53 PM From: KR To: KR. This is apparently a Polynesian borrowing.
peudakih vt. to anchor. peudek, vi.
peudek 1. n. anchor; rope used for tying boats or canoes. 2. vi. to be anchored, to be tied . peudakih, vt.
peudiahl vi. to watch, to behold, to observe, to contemplate. udiahl, vt.
peuk vt. to blow forcefully with the mouth, to blow a conch shell. pepeuk, vi.
peukda vi. to ascend; to be carried or taken up.
peukili, also poukili. vi. to seduce a woman; to have intercourse with a woman.
peukpe vi. to whistle through one's fingers.
peundal₁ n. coconut shell.
peundal₂ meing. n. (3sg. peundele) knee cap, knee. cf. pwuki₁.
peunmoang slang. adj. empty-headed.
peupeulap, also poupoulap₁. adj. too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.
peupit₁, also poupit₁. n. the stage of development of a coconut before it turns brown.
peupit₂ archaic. n. coconut shell.
peupoar, also uhpoar, uhpali. 1. vi. to take sides. 2. adj. prejudiced, biased.
peus, also pous. 1. vi. to be connected, to be fastened together; to be passed on, of verbal information. 2. n. connection. peuse, vt.
peuse, also pouse. vt. to connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information. peus, vi.
piah vt. to flavor with coconut milk. piahia, vi.
piahia 1. vi. neut. to flavor with coconut milk. 2. n. food flavored with coconut milk. piah, vt.
piamat, also piengelingel. interj. smelly female genitals, an insult to females.
11/29/2017 10:00:45 AM From: KR To: KR. Rewrite definition.
pid₁ vt. to wrap around; to roll a cigarette.
pid₂ vt. to pertain to; to concern.
pidakih vt. to go around something. pidek, vi. cf. [meing] reulenge.
pidakihpene vt. to surround.
pidek vi. to go around, to run a lap₂. pidakih, vt. cf. [meing] reuleng.
Pideken Rongamwahu n. an annual religious activity performed by the United Church of Christ to celebrate the arrival of Christianity on Pohnpei; members visit designated churches every day during a weeklong crusade, until the crusade arrives at Kolonia for the finale. Pideken Rongamwahu wie katamanpen pwarodohn rongamwahu ong Pohnpei. Pideken Rongamwahu is a commemoration of the arrival of Christianity in Pohnpei.
pidekila meing. vi. to go to relieve oneself. cf. kotala.
pidekilik n. fish sp.
pideklik vi. to go by way of going outside the barrier reef; to travel in a roundabout way.
pidilin, also pedilin. vi. to pull each other's hair, as in a fight.
pidio n. video. [Eng.]
pidipweipwei adj. excessively fond. Ah mwahuki liho me pidipweipwei. His fondness for the woman is excessive.
pidir n. a place having dense vegetation, jungle.
pidirin adj. densely vegetated, overgrown with vegetation.
pidiriniak n. impenetrable area of a mangrove swamp.
pidohi, also pedohi. vi. to exit.
pidolong, also pedolong. vi. to enter.
pie n3s. vagina. cf. [meing] nanmweitik, tehpahu.
piengelingel, also piamat. interj. smelly female genitals, an insult to females.
piewalek insult. interj. You have a large vaginal hole!, an insult directed to women.
pih n. name of the letter p, the fourteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /p/, a voiceless bilabial stop.
pihe, also pihru. n. beer. [Eng.]
pihk n. sand.
pihkahkis n. pickaxe. [Eng.]
pihl n. water, liquid.
pihlohlo 1. n. a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated giant swamp taro, unripe bananas, or cassava, to which ripe mashed bananas and coconut cream are added, after which it is baked. 2. vi. to make pihlohlo.
pihlohlo en kehp tuhke n. a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated cassava, ripe mashed bananas, and coconut cream.
pihlohlo en mwahng n. a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated Cyrtosperma, ripe mashed bananas, and coconut cream.
pihlohlo en uht n. a traditional baked pudding dish, made of grated unripe bananas, ripe mashed bananas, and coconut cream.
pihn n. pin, tack, bobbypin, safety pin. [Eng.]
pihnas n. peanut. [Eng.]
pihnas pwete n. peanut butter.
pihns, also pens. n. bean (the vegetable). [Eng.]
pihp 1. vi. to beep or honk a horn. 2. n. horn of an automobile. [Eng.] pihpih, vt.
pihpi n. vagina. cf. [meing] nanmweitik, tehpahu.
pihpih vt. to beep or honk a horn. pihp, vi.
pihr vi. to fly₂.
pihrda vi. to become suddenly excited, to fly₂ off the handle, to show jealousy openly.
pihru, also pihe. n. beer. [Jap. bīru < Ger.]
9/20/2014 9:30:39 AM From: KR To: KR. Make sure the Japanese borrowed this word from German.
Pihs Kohr n. Peace Corps. [Eng.]
pihs₁ vt. to urinate on. pipihs, vi.
pihs₂ n. a piece. [Eng.]
Pihsi n. Fiji. [Eng.]
piht₁ n. cheat, lie₁.
piht₂ n. leaf of a pandanus tree.
piht₃ n. foot, measurement. [Eng. feet]
piht₄ vi. to conduct music. [Eng. beat] pihtih, vt.
pihtih vt. to conduct a musical event. piht₃, vi.
pik₁ vi. to be changed from one nature to another. E piksang aramas piklahng ngehn. He was changed from a human into a spirit.
pik₂ Biblical. n. fig tree. [Eng.]
pikapik₁ adj. sandy.
pikapik₂ adj. pretty, good-looking, handsome.
pikapik₃ adj. extremely white, of yams or flour.
Piken Iap, also Likin Piken Iap. n. an old name for Sokehs.
pikila vi. to be transformed by supernatural power.
pikinik 1. n. picnic. 2. vi. to go on a picnic. [Eng.]
pikipas vi. to have nothing left.
pikipik vi. neut. to pat; to slap affectionately; to drum, to play a drum. pikir, vt.
pikir vt. to pat; to slap affectionately; to drum, to play a drum. pikipik, vi.
pikmasaht vi. to catch the kind of mangrove crab called masaht.
pikos adj. curly.
pikser n. picture, snapshot. [Eng.]
pil₁ adv. also. Liho pil neksang University of Hawai'i. That woman also graduated from the University of Hawai'i.
pil₂ vt. to choose, to pick out, to select. pilipil, vi.
pil₃, also pill. n. bill, a statement of charges. [Eng.]
pilada vt. to choose.
pilahn 1. n. plan. 2. vi. to plan. [Eng.] pilahne, vt.
pilahne vt. [pilahn <Eng.] see pilahn.
pilaia n. see pilaier.
pilaier, also pilaia. n. pliers. [Eng.]
pilaik n. flag. [Eng.]
pilaiwihl n. a flywheel. [Eng.]
pilaiwud n. plywood. [Eng. plywood]
pilak, also pilaksehk. 1. n. blackjack, the name of the card game. 2. vi. to play this game. [Eng. black]
pilakahi 1. n. black eye; punch. 2. vt. to punch in the eye. [Eng.]
pilaksehk, also pilak. 1. n. blackjack, the name of the card game. 2. vi. to play this game. [Eng. blackjack]
pilampwoia n. tree sp., acacia, Acacia confusa, and flamboyant, Bauhinia monandra. [Eng.]
pilampwoia weitahta n. flame tree, flamboyant, Delonix regia.
pilangkes n. blanket; African violet, a flowering plant belonging to the Gesneriaceae family. [Eng.]
pilapil adj. mushy.
pilasdik n. plastic. [Eng.]
pilat₁ archaic. n. record, a sound recording. [Ger. Platte]
pilat₂ 1. n. flat tire. 2. vi. to be intoxicated to the point of being immobile. [Eng. flat]
pilawa n. bread. [Eng.]
pilawa amas n. flour. [pilawa <Eng.]
pilawa dol uht n. a dish, made by frying a mixture of flour and mashed bananas; utin pihsi is commonly used for this dish. [pilawa <Eng.]
pilawa sarawi n. host, the bread of the Eucharist. [pilawa <Eng.]
pile₁, also pilede. vt. to pick fruit with a pole.
pile₂ n3s. a beverage to accompany food at a gathering. Atail ainpwoato sohte pile. Our food has no accompanying beverage.
pile₃ archaic. vi. to say, to talk, to discuss. Re kahn pilepilen pwohng. They were having a series of nightly discussions. pilerehre last wish. see pilerehre.
piled n. pole for picking breadfruit, typically made of keleu or ketieu₂, less often of bamboo. cf. [meing] pwounleng.
pilede, also pile₁. vt. to pick fruit with a pole.
piledek adj. of a man, effeminate; of a woman, masculine; of a peaceful nature.
pilehu adj. again; once more.
pilei 1. vi. to play cards. 2. n. playing cards. [Eng.]
pilein 1. n. plane₁, the carpenter's tool. 2. vi. to plane₁. [Eng.] pileinih, vt.
pilein epwiki 1. n. a card game. 2. vi. to play this game.
10/28/2017 12:08:14 AM From: KR To: KR. What is this game. Played in teams and first team to get 100 wins.
pilein mwengki 1. n. a card game. 2. vi. to play this game.
pilein mwohni vi. to gamble. [Eng.]
pileinih vt. to plane₁ with the carpenter's tool. [pilein <Eng.] pilein, vi.
pileit n. plate. [Eng.]
pilemour n. the arrival of human assistance.
pilen dawas, also pilen douwas. meing. n. (3sg. pilen dawese, pilen dewese) saliva. cf. pilen ewe.
2/19/2018 9:49:39 AM From: KR To: DS. Dawas or dauwas? We need to make sure we're consistent in our spelling of this.
pilen dihdi 1. n. a feast for successful breast-feeding. 2. vi. to give this feast. 1. Se wia aht pilen dihdi aio. Yesterday we had a feast for good breast-feeding. 2. Se pilen dihdi aio. We had a feast of good breast-feeding yesterday. cf. [meing] pilen kodeleng.
pilen douwas, also pilen dawas. meing. n. (3sg. pilen dawese, pilen dewese) saliva. cf. pilen ewe.
pilen duhdu n. bathing water.
pilen emwiemw n. water in a container for washing hands. cf. [meing] sikamwer.
pilen ewe n3s. saliva. cf. [meing] pilen dawas, pilen douwas.
pilen kodeleng 1. meing. n. a feast for successful breast-feeding. 2. vi. to give this feast. 1. Irail wia pilen kodeleng ni tehnpas. They are having a feast of successful breast-feeding at the Nahnmwarki's residence. 2. Irail pilen kodeleng. They are having a feast of successful breast-feeding. cf. pilen dihdi.
4/15/2015 1:07:57 PM From: KR To: KR. Same as pilen dihdi. Define the same way.
pilen kus n. sperm.
pilen liki n. foreign thoughts; foreign values.
pilen lipwei n. postpartum vaginal discharge.
pilen nimpil n. drinking water. cf. [meing] limarerenleng.
pilen pwed n. water used in the preparation of kava.
pilenmas n. (3sg. pilenmese) tears. cf. [meing] tenihrlap.
pilenpahnmweli 1. meing. n. gossip about the Nahnmwarki or the Nahnken. 2. meing. vi. to gossip. 2. Ma sohpeidi pilen pahnmweli, sohte aramas kin ese. If the royalty gossips, no commoners should know it. cf. lipahned, lipahnede.
pilenpahnmwelih meing. vt. to gossip about, to talk secretly about. Aramas pilen pahnmwelih Mwohnsapw. People gossip about Mwohnsapw. cf. lipahnede.
pilenpwong 1. archaic. n. a discussion that takes place at night. 2. archaic. vi. to have a discussion at night, to tell stories at night to the Nahnmwarki.
10/11/2014 8:30:00 AM From: DS To: KR. The "pilepilenpwong" was the nightly discussions of conpirators who were conspiring against Sahu Deleur and provide information to Isokelekel before the conquest. The form pilenpwong is the vi form but it is archaic no one uses such form. The word is from "pile" archaic form meaning to say or talk. This word is where pilerehre, pilenpwong and pilepilenpwong comes from. The same form in Pingilapese means say a polite espression.
4/15/2015 1:14:13 PM From: KR To: KR. Add information from DS.
pilepil 1. archaic. vi. to to speak, to talk, to converse, to discuss, to give a speech, of the Nahnken. 2. archaic. n. talk, conversation, discussion, rumor, story, adage, parable. 1. Re pilepel. They are having a discussion. 2. Re pilepilenpwong. He is having nightly discussion 1. pilepilenpwong nightly discussion. cf. koasoai.
1/29/2018 11:03:36 AM From: DS To: KR. This is a common form so we don't need another common form.
pilepilenpwong 1. meing. n. tale, story, beadtime story. 2. vi. to tell a tale or bedtime story. cf. soaii.
1/29/2018 11:07:31 AM From: DS To: KR. It was mislable as meing.
pilerehre 1. meing. vi. to make a final statement or wish, by one who is dying. 2. n. an oral will, a final statement or injunction made by a dying Nahnmwarki. cf. kehkehlik.
10/27/2017 6:06:26 PM From: KR To: KR. Define kehkehlik the same way.
piletik n. a stream.
pilihs n. wallet, purse, valise. [Eng. valise]
pilik n. the individual charged with preparation of the Saudeleur's food; the individual charged with distributing food at a feast.
pilim n. photographic film. [Eng.]
piling vt. to break apart, of food; to divide.
pilingek vi. to limp₁.
Pilipai Biblical. n. Philippians, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).
Pilipihn n. Philippines. [Eng.]
pilipil 1. vi. to choose, to pick out, to select. 2. n. election, selection, choice. pil₂, vt.
pilipilda vi. to be chosen.
pilipilenpwong archaic. vi. to whisper.
10/27/2017 6:10:50 PM From: KR To: KR. Reverse the definitions of pilenpwong and pilipilenpwong.
pilisimen n. policeman. [Eng.]
pilismahsda, also pwolismahsda. archaic. n. policeman. [Eng. police master]
pilitik₁ vi. to be broken or divided into small pieces with the hands, as of breadfruit. pilitikih, vt.
pilitik₂ n. stream.
pilitikih vt. to break or divide into small pieces with the hands, as of breadfruit. pilitik₁, vi.
pill, also pil₃. n. bill, a statement of charges. [Eng.]
pillap n. river.
pilloak vi. neut. to twist off breadfruit with a pole and let it fall to the ground. pilloake, vt.
pilloake vt. see pilloak.
piloak n. pulley, block, of a block and tackle. [Eng.]
piluwih vt. to dye (something) blue. [pilu- <Eng. blue]
pimpap adj. humble, low.
pimpip vi. to speak incessantly.
pimpong 1. n. ping-pong. 2. vi. to play ping-pong. [Jap. pinpon < Eng.]
pin vt. to wrap around.
pina vt. to patch; to block; to seal₁ a bottle or end of a tube. pinapin, vi.
pinapin 1. vi. to be patched; to be blocked; to be sealed. 2. n. stopper. pina, vt.
pindi vi. to be stranded in shallow water.
pinepe n3s. stopper. cf. [meing] limetleng.
pinepen isek, also pweinen isek. n. traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap. cf. [meing] ihrpweilap.
pinepen uhpw n. a stopper for the hole made in a drinking coconut used by high-titled people. cf. [meing] lipaiere, limetleng.
pinepene, also pinpene. vt. to wrap around; to twist together. pinipinpene, vi.
ping adj. confused, disordered, messy.
Pingelap n. an atoll located within Pohnpei State.
9/20/2014 9:21:24 AM From: KR To: KR. Add additional info re location.
pingin likou n. remnant of cloth; rug, carpet.
pingiping₁ n. disturbance, confusion, disorder, mess; conflict.
pingiping₂ n. plant sp., Hernandia nymphaeifolia.
pingko 1. n. bingo. 2. vi. to play bingo. [Eng.]
pinike n. vinegar. [Eng.]
pinipin adj. closely twisted or curled, kinky, tangled; cursive, as in cursive writing.
pinipinpene vi. of strand, to be twisted; to be entangled; to be twisted with hate or pain. pinepene, pinpene, vt.
piniwer vi. to choke on food. cf. [meing] dauloang.
pinpene, also pinepene. vt. to wrap around; to twist together. pinipinpene, vi.
pinsel n. pencil. [Eng.]
pintat vi. to convulse.
pioing n. hospital. [Jap. byōin]
piokiok adj. ugly; matted looking, as wet feathers.
pip₁ vi. to be worn around the waist, of a weapon. pipih, vt.
pip₂ vi. to move the mouth; to flutter, to stutter.
pipih vt. to wear around the waist, of a weapon. pip₁, vi.
pipihs 1. vi. to urinate. 2. n. urine. pihs₁, vt. cf. [meing] koamwosod.
piplepehda meing. vt. to wear around the waist. cf. pipihada.
10/27/2017 6:20:30 PM From: KR To: KR. Add the missing common language form.
pir₁ vi. to turn, to spin, to twist. pirer, vt.
pir₂ vi. to flash, as of lightning.
pirahs n. brass. [Eng.]
pirain 1. vi. neut. to fry. 2. n. frying pan, skillet. [Eng. frying] piraine, vt.
pirain en uht n. a dish made by cutting ripe bananas into long slices and then frying them; utin Ruk, inahsio, and utin menihle are commonly used in this dish.
piraine vt. see pirain.
piraipang n. frying pan, skillet. [Jap. furaipan < Eng.]
pirap vi. to steal. pirapa, vt.
pirapa vt. see pirap.
pirapir 1. vi. neut. to tie; to wear a belt. 2. n. belt; knot. pire, vt.
pire vt. to tie. pirapir, vi.
pirek adj. crooked, off target, inaccurate.
pirekek vi. to turn one's head. cf. [meing] paradok.
10/27/2017 6:22:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Add common language form.
pirenisoulap meing. n3s. calf, of the leg. cf. wedin neh.
pirenpwel n. small tract of land.
pirepe n3s. binding, wrapper.
pirepira n. propeller. [Jap. puropera < Eng.]
pirer vt. to turn, to spin, to twist. pir₁, vi.
pirerrer 1. vi. to be turned, as screw or nut. 2. n. manipulation.
piresent, also persent. n. percentage, percent. [Eng.]
pirida vi. to wake up. cf. [meing] ohpalawasa, ohpada.
piried n. period, the punctuation mark. [Eng.]
pirien 1. n. sibling; brotherhood. 2. vi. to be siblings; to establish a close friendship.
pirihp n. briefs, men's underwear. [Eng. brief]
piris n. bridge. [Eng.]
piroas 1. n. brush. 2. vi. to brush one's teeth. [Eng. brush] piroasih, vt.
piroasen widengi n. a toothbrush. [piroas <Eng.]
piroasih vt. to brush, as to brush one's teeth. [piroas <Eng.] piroas, vi.
piroski n. a cloth, used as a wrapper to carry objects. [Jap. furoshiki]
Pirsinia n. Virginia. [Eng.]
Pirsinia Palikapi, also Wes Pirsinia. n. West Virginia. [Eng.]
piruwek vi. to be rolled over, of inanimate objects; to swing or turn.
pirwaka vt. to collect the contents of an uhmw, said of one who contributed nothing to it. Ohlen pirwaka uhmwo. That man collected the food from the uhmw (but contributed nothing to it).
pis n. pitch₂, tar, blacktop, as for a road. [Eng.]
pisalap adj. coarse; big, as of a portion of something.
pisdong n. piston, of an engine. [Jap. pisuton < Eng.]
pisdor n. pistol, revolver. [Jap. pisutoru < Eng.]
pisek adj. free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled. cf. [meing] mwelehlap.
piseksang vt. to refrain from. inter It's none of your business! Never mind!
pisel vi. to slip off, to lose one's grip when climbing; to be discharged, of a weapon; to miss one's chance.
pisella vi. to happen to. Ma i pisella iang, I pahn nsenamwahu. If I happen to participate, I'll be happy.
piselpeseng vi. to be dislocated, of a joint; to come apart, of things joined together.
piser- vi. to come or go in a hurry, often in response to a leader's demands or an emergency. Lahpo piserala Kolonia. That guy hurried to Kolonia.
pisereid, also pesereid. vi. to pass by one another; to be lined up in parallal rows.
piserwar vi. to appear in person; to ascend, body and soul.
pisetik adj. fine₁, not coarse.
pisetikmei, also kisetikmei. n. bush sp., Melastoma malabathricum, var. mariannum.
pisider n. visitor. [Eng.]
pisiken vi. to push each other. siken, vt.
pisilei vi. to guard; to maintain a vigil. sile₁, vt.
pisin n. pidgin, as pidgin English. [Eng.]
pisirop 1. n. a game, hide-and-seek. 2. vi. to play this game.
pisnis, also pesnes. 1. n. business. 2. vi. to do business. [Eng.]
pisop n. bishop. [Eng.]
pispohra 1. n. jacks. 2. vi. to play jacks.
9/20/2014 9:38:47 AM From: KR To: KR. Check with Kimi to see if this is from Japanese.
4/29/2016 3:01:46 PM From: KR To: KR. What is the source of this? Kimi says it's not Japanese.
pissa₁ 1. n. pitcher, in baseball. 2. vi. to be a pitcher. [Jap. picchā < Eng.]
pissa₂ n. pizza. [Eng.]
pit- vi. to escape. Pwutako pitsang nan imweteng. The young man escaped from prison. Pwihko pitsang nan kehlo. That pig escaped from its pen.
pit₁ vi. to spring back.
pit₂ num. cl. used in counting strips or strands. piten peilirop riepit two strips of pandanus for weaving mats, pitenwel isipit seven strands of hair.
pitakatak 1. adj. pasty, mashed. 2. n. any mashed or pasty mass₁.
pitenlos n. sleeping mat; a strip of a woven mat. Pitenlos pwetepwet kohsang ni piht mour. The white strips of a sleeping mat come from green pandanus leaves.
pitenmoang n. (3sg. pitenmoange) hair, of the head. cf. [meing] ieuieunleng, pwilipeipei, pitenpwaipwai, pitentepwitepw.
10/27/2017 7:06:06 PM From: KR To: KR. All of the meing forms are 'hair of the head'.
pitenpeipei 1. n. pandanus leaf made ready for weaving. 2. meing. n. strand of hair. cf. pitenwel.
pitenpwaipwai meing. n3s. hair, of the head. cf. pitenmoang.
pitentepwitepw meing. n. (3sg. pitentepwitepwihr) hair, of the head. cf. pitenmoang.
pitenwel n. (3sg. pitenwali) strand of hair. cf. [meing] pitenpeipei, uliunleng.
Piter Biblical. n. Peter, two books in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament), 1 Piter and 2 Piter. [Eng.]
pitih vt. to lie₁ to; to trick; to tease. cf. [meing] liepe.
pitik vt. to sting, as of a jellyfish, Portuguese man of war, etc. Mie liht me kak pitik aramas oh kasoumwahwihada. There are jelly fish that can sting people and make them sick.
pitikan adj. fast₁, in bodily movement.
pitikek, also pitirek. vi. to flap, of a fish; to move rapidly.
pitikihda vi. to be itchy from something.
pitiniau adj. lying, untruthful; talkative.
pitipit adj. fast₁, in the ability to perform actions.
pitirek, also pitikek. vi. to flap, of a fish; to move rapidly.
plaias n. pliers. [Eng.]
plakpwoht n. blackboard. [Eng.]
Plorihda n. Florida. [Eng.]
poad vi. to be planted. poadok, vt.
poadakapw n. something newly planted.
poadedi 1. adj. devout. 2. vi. to be devoted (to something).
poaden adv. always, incessantly. Padre poaden kapakap. The priest is always praying. E poaden kapakap. He's incessantly praying.
poadoahk vi. to fight each other. doahke, vt.
poadoandoar vi. to separate a fight. doare, vt.
poadoapoad 1. n. history, sacred story, the practice of history. 2. vi. to tell the history of something, to tell a sacred story, typically one dealing with the creation and founding of Pohnpei.
poadoar 1. vi. to wrestle. 2. n. wrestling.
poadoar en Sapahn 1. n. sumo wrestling. 2. vi. to wrestle in this style.
poadoarepe₁ n3s. protector, protection.
poadoarepe₂ 1. vi. to arm wrestle. 2. n. arm wrestling.
poadok vt. to plant. poad, vi.
poadokada, also padokada. vt. to establish; to give a historic account₂ of.
poadope n3s. history, chronicle.
poadorada vt. to dig out. E poadorada takaio sang nanpwel. He dug the stone out of the ground.
poahd n. individual planting, of any plant.
poahng n. a platform built on the side of a canoe as an extension of the board that covers the central part of the hull.
poahngok 1. meing. vi. to speak, to talk, to converse, to give a speech, of the Nahnmwarki. 2. meing. n. speech, talk, conversation, talk, of the Nahnmwarki. 1. Mwohnsapw sohte poahngok ni kamadipw. Mwohnsapw did not give a speech at the feast. 2. Poahngok en Mwohnsapw me sansal. Mwohnsapw's speech is clear. poahngokih, vt. cf. kapahrek₁, lokaia.
2/21/2018 9:28:10 AM From: KR To: all. The common language forms only share the meanings of to talk and to speak.
poahngokih meing. vi. to say, to mention, to state. poahngok, vi. cf. nda, koasoaia.
poahr vi. to wipe, after defecation.
poahs n. a dance platform used for performing the traditonal Pohnpeian dance called iripoas; foundation; pile; heap.
poahsoan, also likond. n. (3sg. poahsoane) foundation, purpose; home; uterus; a condition of women, causing stomach pain; the abdomen is hot to the touch and tender, but not swollen, patient is feverish and urinates frequently.
poahsoan mwekidida n. severe abdominal pain in women arising from movement of the uterus caused by excessive physical activity.
poak 1. vi. to be in love; to be in a close₂ relationship. 2. adj. affectionate, loving. 1. Lahpo oh liho poakpene. That guy and that woman are in love. 2. Ira inenen poakpene. They are very affectionate with each other. poakpoake, vt.
poakehng vt. to love, be in love with. Nei pwutako poakehng serepeino. My son loves that girl. Ira poakpene. They love each other.
poakaoilok vi. to hate each other, of two people.
poake, also pako, poako. n. a generic term for shark, used in U.
poakehla vt. to pity.
poakehng vt. to love, be in love with. Nei pwutako poakehng serepeino. My son loves that girl. Ira poakpene. They love each other.
poakeilok vi. to tease, to mock. Ohlo kalapw poakeilok. The man often teases.
poakelahmwur n. regret. Ieremen wia mehkot me pahn kahrehda pokehlahmwur. Do not do anything that will cause regret.
poakepoak n. love; affection.
poakepoake vt. to love, to cherish, to have an emotional attachment to, to sympathize with. Ohlo poakepoake liho. The man loves the woman. poak, vi.
poakepoakehda vt. to miss someone. I poakepoakehda nei pwutako. I miss my son.
poakepoakehla vt. to become fond of someone; to fall in love with.
poakih, also woakih. vt. to whip, to beat, to spank. pok, vi.
poako, also pako, poake. n. a generic term for shark.
poakoadoi vi. to help each other. E konehng kitail en poakoadoi. It is appropriate for us to help each other.
poakoarada vi. to be overcome by misfortune due to the malicious wishes of another.
poakolong, also pakolong. n. cripple, a disabled person; disability.
poakousda, also pekousda. vi. to be cast out, to be evicted, to be expelled, to be ejected.
poakpene vi. to be in love with each other. Lahpo oh liho poakpene. That guy and that woman are in love with each other.
poakso n. grass sp., napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum.
poakuhku vi. to be silent and motionless.
poakune vi. to hoe, to make a row with a hoe. [une <Jap. furrow]
poaloangoaloang, also polongolong. vi. to be piled up, to be heaped up. Mwahmw akau poalpoaloangoaloang. The fish are being piled up.
poangot n. a rough area in the ocean caused by converging currents.
poanreising 1. n. fund raising. 2. vi. to engage in fund raising. [Eng.]
poans n. shoot, of a plant.
poar₁ num. cl. used in counting long, thin pieces or strips of something. poaren dinapw rioapoar two boards, poaren karangahp silipoar three strips of tuna.
poar₂ vi. to be captured, to be seized. Sounkamaramaso poaridi aio. The killer was captured yesterday.
poare vt. to cut or slice into smaller pieces. Poarepeseng kisin pwihk kan pwe me nohn pisalap. Slice the pork portions into smaller pieces because they are too big.
poarendiar 1. n. an unanticipated feast that makes use of readily available resources. 2. vi. to make a feast of this nature.
poareni n. nightmare; bad dream.
poaridi₁ vi. to be caught, of something animate; to be arrested. poarok, vt.
poaridi₂ vi. to bow₁ or sit as a respect gesture.
poarok vt. to catch something animate; to arrest. poaridi₁, vi.
poaromour n. prisoner, prisoner of war.
poaron 1. n. dispatch or message; errand, task, commission. 2. vi. to be dispatched, to be messaged; to be on an errand, to be tasked or commissioned. poarone, vt. cf. ilek₁.
poarone meing. vt. to send on an errand, to send to deliver a message. poaron, vi. cf. ilakih.
poarongorong 1. adj. said of one who engages in the reciprocal exchange of information; said of one who eavesdrops on others. 2. n. shared information.
poaropwe vi. to seek answers from somone who can tell the future.
Poasoile n. a piece of land on Temwen Island in Madolenihmw where the Nahnmwarki system of government is said to have been initiated.
poasur, also pasur. vt. to hammer. pos₁, pospos, vi.
poatoapoat adj. everlasting, constant, permanent.
Poatoapoat n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
poh n. (3sg. poh) color.
poh loaloh adj. having a troubled appearance. E sansal en ohlo ah poh loalohda. It was obvious that he has a troubled appearance.
poh mwahu adj. healthy looking, having a healthy complexion, having an appearance of being friendly. cf. [meing] lisalamwahu.
poh suwed adj. sickly looking, having a troubled appear appearance.
pohk n. whip, a beating.
pohkahki, also kahki. adj. khaki, tan. [kahki <Eng.]
pohkomwokomw adj. grinning, without opening the mouth.
pohl adj. delighted, overjoyed; proud.
pohlaul n. delight, enjoyment; pride.
pohlaulki vt. to be delighted at or for, to enjoy; to be proud of.
pohlemei, also pohnlemei. adj. arrogant; mean looking; insolent.
pohmaras n. a pleasant color.
pohmarungurung adj. dull colored.
Pohn Awak n. a section (kousapw) in U.
pohn isou meing. n3s. the top of the foot. cf. pohn patehn neh.
pohn kedeul, also kedeul. vi. to be naked. Kisin pwutako pohn kedeul. That little boy is naked.
pohn kepehmwahu adj. skillful in making sennit.
pohn ntahn mwell, also ntahn mwell. 1. n. purple, violet (the colors). 2. adj. purple, violet.
pohn patehn neh n3s. the top of the foot. cf. [meing] pohn isou.
pohn pwehl 1. adj. brown. 2. n. brown.
pohn pwereh n3s. the pubic region. cf. [meing] pohn pwereiso.
pohn pwereiso meing. n3s. the pubic region. cf. pohn pwereh.
pohn sehtik adj. to be suspicious of being the subject of rumors.
pohn sewe, also pohn sowe, pohn tihn sowe. n3s. back.
10/27/2017 7:31:02 PM From: KR To: KR. Make sure all the alternates are listed; also not pohn tihn sewe.
pohn sowe, also pohn sewe, pohn tihn sewe. n3s. back.
4/1/2016 10:42:07 AM From: KR To: KR. Decide how to handle the alternates here.
Pohn Tehnmei n. a place in Madolenihmw where excellent kava stones can be obtained.
pohn tihn sowe, also pohn sewe, pohn sowe. n3s. back.
Pohn U n. a section (kousapw) in U.
pohnangi n3s. above, upper, upwind, windward side; older sibling relationship.
Pohnauleng n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
pohndal, also peundal₁. n. coconut shell.
pohndelenpwuk n. (3sg. pohndelenpwukie) knee cap.
pohndewehlap 1. meing. adj. kind, generous, considerate. 2. meing. n. kindness, generosity. cf. sapan.
Pohndien n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.
pohndihpw, also pohntehndipw. 1. adj. green. 2. n. green.
pohnese vt. to give notice to. cf. [meing] pohnlangih.
pohngiong n. breeze.
pohnieng , also pohniong. meing. vi. to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze. cf. kehngitik.
pohnihr meing. n. back of the neck. cf. pohnwar.
pohnihrpene vi. to share a border, boundary, or limit; to be equidistant from one another. Kita pohnihrpene. We share a border.
pohniong vi. see pohnieng.
pohnislap meing. n. (3sg. pohnislepe) seat of authority, headquarters, capital, of a place. cf. pesen kaun.
pohnkahke adj. lazy.
pohnkares n. casing of a bullet.
pohnkodoul slang. vi. to be naked, to be nude.
pohnkoiohlap 1. meing. n. seat, in a canoe. 2. vi. to eat with the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. loh₃.
pohnlangih meing. vt. to give notice to. Mwohnsapw pohnlangih ohlo. Mwohnsapw gave notice to the man. cf. pohnese.
pohnlangile meing. adj. boastful, pompous. cf. kala₁.
pohnlemei, also pohlemei. adj. arrogant, insolent; mean looking.
pohnli adj. effeminate, woman-like.
pohnlik n. area on the beach or along the reef where the waves break.
pohnmwahso adj. proud, with a negative connotation; insolent, arrogant;.
Pohnnamweias n. the legendary reef upon which the island of Pohnpei was built.
Pohnpateleng n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
pohnpe adj. successful in growing things, having a green thumb; successful in seeking a spouse.
Pohnpei n. Pohnpei, the name of the island.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Provide etymology here.
pohnpeiros n. a yam cultivar.
Pohnpeiuh archaic. n. Pohnpei, including the neighboring islands; the whole of Pohnpei.
pohnpwe n3s. pubis.
pohnsehse vt. to ignore. cf. [meing] likinlangih.
pohnsehsehla vt. to forsake, to abandon. cf. [meing] likidmeliehla.
pohnsehtik, also pohsehtik. 1. adj. self-conscious. 2. vi. to be self-conscious. 1. Ohl pohnsehtiko me nennen. That self-conscious man is quiet. 2. Pwutako pohnsehtikda, ih eri kohkohla. The young man became self-conscious, so he left.
pohnsekir n. (3sg. pohnsakiri) upper back.
pohnsewe n3s. the upper part of the back. cf. [meing] pelikie.
pohnsewehla vt. see pohnsowehla.
pohnsowehla, also pohnsewehla. vt. to ignore. Ohlo pohnsowehla arail pekipeko. The man ignored their request.
pohntehndipw 1. adj. green. 2. n. green. see pohndihpw.
Pohnwahu meing. n. December. Pohmwahu iei sounpwong en Tihsempe Pohmwahu is the month of December. cf. Tihsempe.
10/21/2013 6:59:48 PM From: DS To: KR. Pohnpeian has ten months in a year. The corresponding months in English was determined by senior members of the Old Age Program members.
pohnwar n. (3sg. pohnwere) back of the neck. cf. [meing] pohnihr.
pohnwol adj. man in name only.
pohr vt. to slap someone's face. popohr, vi. cf. [meing] enginlime.
pohrehre meing. n. upper part of the mouth. cf. aupowe.
pohres meing. vi. to go out for fresh air, to find a location in order to enjoy the breeze. cf. kehngitik.
pohris meing. n. upper lip. cf. kilinau powe.
pohsehtik, also pohnsehtik. 1. adj. self-conscious. 2. vi. to be self-conscious.
Pohsein n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pohtou, also pahtou₁. adj. disappointed, sorrowful, gloomy, downcast.
poisin n. poison. [Eng.]
pok, also wok. 1. vi. to be hit with an object; to take one's turn at bat, in baseball. 2. n. beating. poakih, vt.
10/27/2017 7:25:20 PM From: KR To: KR. See the notes in the notebook about all the related forms here. Define them the same way.
pokaraun 1. vi. to play a dirty trick. 2. n. a dirty trick. [Eng. f..k around] pokaraunih, vt.
pokaraunih vt. see pokaraun.
pokdang, also pakudang. n. bomb, shell; a dish made of grated tapioca to which ripe bananas (daiwang) and coconut cream are added, so called because of the flatulence it causes. [Jap. bakudan]
pokon 1. vi. to be assembled together in a crowd. 2. n. crowd, meeting.
pokous vi. to be ejected, to be banished. kaus, vt.
polis n. police, policeman. [Eng. police]
polo n. crowd, fleet, school₁ of fish.
polongolong, also poaloangoaloang. vi. to be piled up, to be heaped up.
pon adj. stuffed up, clogged; virginal (derogatory); uncircumsized. ponehla, vt.
pone n. tree sp., Thespesia populnea.
ponehla vt. to impede a passage, to clog up, to put a cork in. pon, adj.
ponok n. copulation of animals that lasts for a long time, characteristic of dogs and turtles.
popohl n. peace, tranquility; joy. cf. [meing] nihkes.
popohn adj. aloof, indifferent.
popohnli adj. pretending to be womanly.
popohnwangingih vt. to entice, to tempt; to lure, to seduce.
popohnwol adj. pretending to be manly.
popohr 1. vi. to be slapped in the face. 2. n. slap. pohr, vt.
popoki vi. to be whipped, to be beaten, to be spanked. poakih, vt.
porongorong n. hearsay conveyed by a third party to two possible adversaries, likely to end in a physical confontation.
poros, also poros en merer. n. fish sp., tripletail wrasse, Cheilinus trilobatus.
11/15/2010 3:57:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Clean up entry and combine glosses with one below. These are alternate names.
poros en merer n. see poros.
pos₁ vi. to be hammered. pasur, posur, poasur, vt.
pos₂ 1. vi. to explode. 2. n. yam disease in which the inside of the tuber cracks and a charcoal-like rot appears in the hollow areas; while such tubers are inedible, they are highly prized as planting material.
posada vi. to start, of an engine.
posoke 1. n. story₁, of a building. 2. vi. to be stacked.
posokehda vi. to be piled up.
pospos vi. to hammer. pasur, poasur, vt.
posur, also pasur, poasur. vt. to hammer. pos₁, pospos, vi.
pou, also pouh. adj. feeling cold, cool, chilly. cf. [meing] pwoiken tehniep.
pouda vi. to become cold.
poudakih vt. to anchor, to dock, of a canoe or any vehicle. poudek, vi.
poudek vi. to be anchored, to be docked. poudakih, vt.
pouh vi. see pou.
8/19/2016 1:50:33 PM From: KR To: KR. Are pou and pouh really alternates? Different parts of speech?
poukili, also peukili. vi. to seduce a woman; to have intercourse with a woman.
poula vi. to spoil, of cooked food.
poulang 1. meing. n. flirtation, sexual overture. 2. meing. vi. to flirt, to make a sexual overture. cf. pwengipweng.
poulangih meing. vt. to make a sexual overture to, to flirt with. cf. pwangih.
poulaul meing. adj. amusing, funny, pleasant, joyful. cf. kaperen.
poupit₁, also peupit₁. n. the stage of development of a coconut before it turns brown.
poupoar, also peupoar. 1. vi. to take sides. 2. adj. prejudiced, biased.
poupoulap₁, also peupeulap. adj. too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.
poupoulap₂, also akihna, utin Ruk. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked, from Chuuk.
pous, also peus. 1. vi. to be connected, to be fastened together; to be passed on, of verbal information. 2. n. connection. pouse, vt.
pous peiiai n. coordinate conjunction.
5/21/2016 9:30:57 AM From: KR To: KR. Add the Pohnpeian words that take this label. Spelling?
pous sapeiiai n. subordinate conjunction.
5/21/2016 9:31:15 AM From: KR To: KR. Add the Pohnpeian words that take this label. Spelling?
pouse vt. to connect, to fasten together; to pass on verbal information. pous, vi.
powe prep. n. above, upon, upper, on (him, her, or it); when used in place names, powe is east of pah₁.
powehdi, also kalowehdi. vt. to conquer; to overcome, to overwhelm.
powi n3s. empty casing, as of a coconut, cartridge, or shell.
praiped adj. private. [Eng. private]
prediked n. predicate of a sentence. [Eng.]
preik₁ vi. in pool, to break, i.e. to shoot first. [Eng.]
preik₂ 1. n. brake, as on an automobile. 2. vi. neut. to brake. [Eng.]
preisihl n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked, highly prized for medicinal purposes. [Eng. Brazil]
preisis₁ 1. n. suspenders. 2. vi. to wear suspenders. [Eng. braces]
preisis₂ n. brace, bracket. [Eng.]
prind vi. to print. I men prind. I want to print. [Eng.] prindih, vt.
prinder n. printer (the machine). [Eng. printer]
prindih vt. to print something. Ihs me pahn prindih nei doaropwe? Who will print my paper? [prind <Eng.] prind, vi.
pringihnas, also ekpland, nasupi, wahntuhke toantoal. n. eggplant, Solanum melongena. [Spa. berenjena]
5/21/2016 9:43:06 AM From: KR To: KR. Is this really from Spanish?
proahdkahs vi., vt. to broadcast.
proahdkahs sdeisin n. broadcast station. [Eng.]
Prohs n. Protestant. [Eng.]
prokiram n. program, as for a meeting; radio or television program. [Eng.]
pronaun n. pronoun. [Eng.]
pronaun rengen n. emphatic pronoun.
pronaun sohrenge n. non-emphatic pronoun.
pu adj. bent, crooked, curved.
puele n3s. curve, bend. Salihieng sahlen ni puelen rahn. Tie the rope at the bend of the branch.
puldoser, also pundoser. n. a bulldozer. [Eng.]
pundoser n. see puldoser.
pwa₁ sent. adv. really, indeed; used to signal emphasis. Ke pai pwa! You are really fortunate!
pwa₂ archaic. vi. to say. Me ese nek kainene, pwe piraki me I pwahpwa. Let someone who knows correct my story, for mine is not accurate.
pwadai n3s. see pwadaiki.
pwadaidai adj. having a long tail.
pwadaiki, also pwadai. n3s. tail.
pwadek vi. to suppose, to surmise. I pwadek ke iang. I suppose you will come along.
pwadik₁ vt. to retrieve from a hole with one's hand, to reach or stick a hand into a hole; to gag oneself with one's finger. pwedipwed, vi.
pwadik₂ vt. to add water to pounded kava. pwed₂, vi.
pwahda 1. archaic. vi., vt. to reveal; to bring to light₁. 2. archaic. n. revelation. 1. sakau en pwahda a sakau to initiate conversation.
pwahl n. crack.
pwahlahl n. fish sp., humpback snapper, Lutjanus gibbus.
pwahpwa rahn n. early morning, the time interval between epeng en malek and mentikitik.
7/10/2015 8:57:24 PM From: KR To: KR. Search day for all these entries.
Pwahpwahlik archaic. n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Sokehs.
pwahr n. hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.
pwahrih vt. to dig a hole for a yam; to poke.
pwaht n. food basket; a food basket containing pounded breadfruit (lihli).
pwahtiet adj. active, peppy.
pwahu archaic. n. long pole.
pwai n. oyster.
pwaieke n. shellfish sp.
pwaiemei n. wooden implement for splitting breadfruit.
pwaii n. wooden implement for splitting breadfruit.
pwaik vt. to split. I pahn pwaik ahi tuhkehn tuwi. I will split my wood for firewood. pwepweik, vi.
pwail 1. n. file₂. 2. vi. neut. to file. [Eng.] pwaile, vt.
pwaile vt. see pwail.
pwailet n. pilot. [Eng.]
pwain vt. to buy, to pay, to hire. pweipwei₂, vi.
pwaindi vt. to cover. pweipweidi, vi.
pwaindi takaien interj. a command given by the director of a feast to place a piece of kava on the stone used for the Nahnmwarki, given immediately after the stone is placed in position for use (if the action has not already taken place).
pwais n. (3sg. pweise) responsibility, assignment; share of food, reward; task.
pwaisikel 1. n. bicycle. 2. vi. to ride a bicycle. [Eng.]
pwakan slang. adj. perfect, just right.
pwakanakan adj. muddy, sloppy.
pwake archaic. n. pinkish oyster shell, used for decorative purposes, as on a dohr, pendant.
pwaked₁ n. plant sp., Procris pedunculata.
pwaked₂ n. (3sg. pwakede) spleen.
pwakel₁ interj. What a knockout!, said of someone or something exceptional.
pwakel₂ n. belt buckle. [Eng.]
pwakih vt. to chase. pwepweki, vi.
pwakihdi vt. to catch up to, to chase down, to overtake.
pwal 1. vi. to be slit, to be cut open; to be operated on; to be divided. 2. n. surgery; medical operation, in which the body cavity is entered. pwalang₁, vt.
pwalang₁ vt. to slit, to cut open; to operate on; to divide; to shatter, as glass. pwal, vi.
pwalang₂ n. (3sg. pwelenge) ridge area of a house or land. Arail ngkedo lelehr ni pwalango. Their thatching has reached the ridge of the roof.
pwalapwal slang. n. (3sg. pwelepwele) crack; vagina; incision.
pwalasapw 1. vi. to divide land. 2. n. division of land.
pwalek meing. n. (3sg. pwaleke) buttocks; bottom. cf. kahu.
pwalikino n. volcano. [Eng.]
pwallap 1. vi. to bedivided into large areas or pieces. 2. n. region, large area of land; either the prime meridian or the equator.
pwaltik 1. vi. to be divided up into small areas or pieces. 2. n. the latitudinal and longitudinal lines on a map.
pwand adj. late, slow.
pwang adj. tired, lazy. cf. [meing] ngir.
pwangahki vt. to be tired of, to be disinterested in, to be bored by.
pwangala adv. anxiously, earnestly. Se pwangala awih kumwail. We anxiously awaited you.
pwangih vt. to make a sexual overture, to flirt with. pwengipweng, vi. cf. [meing] poulangih.
pwanuadu n. a yam cultivar fron Vanuatu.
Pwanuadu n. Vanuatu. [Eng.]
pwar vt. to appear; to show up; to go through; to pass, in a race.
pwarapwar n. ridge cap.
pwarek vt. to visit, to call on someone who is sick. Se pwarek ohl soumwahuo nan imwen winio. We visited the sick man at the hospital. cf. [meing] tuhneinihr.
pwarer n. well₁, spring (of water).
pwarosohs vi. to manifest itself, of a ghost.
pwatemei 1. meing. n. the first feast of the breadfruit season; eleven baked maikol are arranged in a basket and presented to the Nahnmwarki who takes four ritual bites of a fruit; eight fruits are presented to other chiefs; this feast marks the opening of the breadfruit season. 2. meing. vi. to prepare this feast. 1. Irail pahn wia arail pwatemei Rahn Kaunopet. They will conduct their first feast of the breadfruit season this Saturday. 2. Irail pwatemeier. They have already done their first feast of the breadfruit season. cf. kehmei.
pwaten, also pwatin. n. button. [Eng.]
pwati n. putty. [Eng.]
pwatin, also pwaten. n. button. [Eng.]
pwe₁ conj. because, since, but, so that. E sohte kohla laid pwe e soumwahu. He didn't go fishing because he was sick.
pwe₂ n. fern sp., Nephrolepis obliterata.
pwed- vi. to go through an entrance or opening. Lapwedo pwedilong nan pwoahro. The eel went into the hole.
4/12/2016 3:19:36 PM From: KR To: KR. See pwadik₁ and pwedipwed.
pwed₁ adj. fast₁ growing.
pwed₂ vi. to add water to pounded kava. pwadik₂, vt.
pwedehk, also pwidihk. vi. to make a squeaking noise.
pwederei vulgar. n. long labia minora.
pwedila vi. to be lucky.
pwedimwomw 1. vi. to fish by reaching in and catching fish in coral holes. 2. n. the name of this means of fishing.
pwedipwed vi. to be catching fish from holes in the coral by hand; to be grabbing at a woman's vagina. pwadik₁, vt.
pweh n. divination, spell, magical rite.
pwehd n. (3sg. pwede) labia minora. cf. [meing] alaultik, irpweitik.
pwehda interr. why.
pwehde conj. since. Serio pahn iang pwaralahng ohl, pwehde ih me ohlo nainikihla. The child will visit the man, since it is the child that the man adopted.
pwehk n. bat₁, flying fox, Pteropus molossinus.
pwehkeleu 1. adj. cowardly. 2. n. coward.
pwehki conj. because; on account₁ of. Sohte nei pinsel pwehki e nekla. I have no pencil because we are out of them. Limwei sohte mwahukinira pwehki ara lehko. Limwei doesn't like them because of their selfishness.
pwehl₁ n. dirt, soil, earth, ground.
pwehl₂, also pwelin koanoat. n. the first cup of kava drunk during a kava ritual.
pwehs n. sexual intercourse.
pweht₁ n. lime₂, made from coral.
pweht₂ n. tortoise shell.
pwehu₁ n. fish sp., onespot snapper, Lutjanus monostigmus.
pwehu₂ n. a kind of magic used to halt an activity or to inhibit an emotion, a kind of pweh.
pwei adj. successful; hardy, of crops and domesticated animals.
pweida vi. to be successful, to flourish; to grow.
3/29/2016 2:25:02 PM From: DS To: KR. Pwei can also mean successful. So pweida means to be sucessful.
pweidi vi. to stay overnight, to go to bed, to bed down. cf. [meing] keidpwongidi, pweiekidi, seidi.
pweiek vi. to move backwards; to backslide; to stop suddenly.
pweiekidi meing. vi. to stay overnight, to go to bed, to bed down. cf. pweidi.
pweikoar n. the four wild taro (sepwikin) leaves placed around the base of the kava stones from which the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken are served; also used to mean specifically the fourth leaf used for this purpose.
pweikoaridi name of the fourth of the four mountain taro leaves used to cover the gound surrounding the kava stone from which the Nahnmwarki is served.
pweiktuwi vi. to split wood for firewood. I pweiktuwi aio. I split wood for firewood yesterday.
pweilaud adj. expensive, costly.
pweileng, also pweipweileng. meing. n. (3sg. pweilengihr) fingernail. pweilengihr your fingernail. cf. kikin peh.
pweinaper n. pineapple, Ananas comosus, used as skirts. [Eng.]
11/15/2010 6:24:00 PM From: KR To: KR. What does ‘used as skirts’ refer to? Misplaced?
pweine₁ n3s. cost, price.
pweine₂ n3s. lid, cover.
pweinen isek, also pinepen isek. n. traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap. cf. [meing] ihrpweilap.
pweinen kehpki vt. to do something bad and then accuse someone else.
pweineninta n. something purchased with blood, sweat, and tears.
Pweipei Lapalap n. title of the wife of a Lempwei Lapalap.
pweipwand 1. n. debt, credit, account₂. 2. vi. to be in debt.
Pweipwei n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pweipwei₁ adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb. cf. [meing] kupwuropwon.
pweipwei₂ 1. vi. to be bought; to be paid; to cost money. 2. n. cost, wage, reward; lid. pwain, vt.
10/27/2017 10:52:58 PM From: KR To: KR. Add pweipwei₃ for 'lid' as a separate entry.
pweipweidi vi. to be covered. pwaindi, vt.
pweipweileng, also pweileng. meing. n. (3sg. pweipweilengihr) fingernail. cf. kikin peh.
pweipweipwel, also pweipwel. meing. n. (3sg. pweipweipelihr) toenail. cf. kikin neh.
pweipwel, also pweipweipwel. meing. n. (3sg. pweipwelihr) toenail. cf. kikin neh.
pweirek meing. n. water container. cf. isek.
pweirengid adj. extremely stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.
pweisang vt. to release.
pweisaniki vt. to be responsible for providing something or doing a task.
pweisek 1. meing. n. the first food distributed at a gathering, given to the highest titled person present; the severed right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done). 2. vi. to prepare the first share of food for the highest titled person present; to sever right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done). pweisekih, vt. cf. rekidak.
pweisekih meing. vt. Kumwail pweisekih mahs koanoaten. You should apportion the food first. see pweisek. cf. rekidakih.
pweisenwair n. rotten egg.
pweisou 1. n. hat; sun visor made from coconut fronds, used while fishing. 2. vi. to wear a hat or a sun visor.
pweitikitik adj. inexpensive, cheap.
pwek₁ vt. to lift, to pick up; to adopt.
pwekada vt. to pick up a fare, of taxi drivers. I pahn pwekada Limwei kuloak siluh. I'll pick up Limwei at three o'clock.
pwek₂ adj. short of a competitor's distance, as in throwing or jumping.
pwek₃ vi. to be chased.
pwek₄ vt. to formally distribute food at a kamadipw. pwekipwek, vi.
pwekada slang. vt. to pick up a fare, of taxi drivers. I pahn pwekada Limwei kuloak siluh. I'll pick up Limwei at three o'clock.
pwekeleng meing. n. (3sg. pwekelengihr) fist. cf. kumwut.
pwekid n. pocket. [Eng.]
pwekida interr. Why?
pwekidah n3s. share of food formally received at a kamadipw.
pwekidi vi. to catch up with. pwakihdi, vt.
pwekil, also kepwil. n. (3sg. pwekeli) corner of the mouth.
pwekimwar 1. vi. to give a title. 2. n. the conveience of a title. cf. [meing] dahmwar.
pwekipwek 1. vi. neut. to formally distribute food at a kamadipw. 2. n. the formal process of distributing food at kamadipw involving public recognition of high title holders. pwek₄, vt.
pwekiwou 1. n. the formal verbal recitation and recognition of the highest titles at a feast (commonly the highest four) which usually takes place before the sharing and distribution of food. 2. vi. to perform this act of recognition. 1. Pwekiwou kin wiawi mwohn nehnehn koanoat. The recital always takes place before the distribution of food. 2. Ihs me pahn pwekiwou? Who will do the recitation?
pwekmwomw 1. vi. to fish by chasing fish on to a shallow reef and then spearing them. 2. n. the name of this kind of fishing.
pwekpwihk 1. vi. to hunt for wild pigs. 2. n. the name of this activity.
pwekriari n. obscene insult between brothers or close relatives.
pweksakasak archaic. n. a food exchange in association with a marriage.
pweksapw vi. to utter obscenities, to swear. Serepeino pweksapwehng pwutako. The girl swore at the boy.
pwektie 1. vi. to hunt for deer. 2. n. the name of this activity.
pwekwou 1. vi. to acknowledge high-titled people before the distribution of food, done when the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken or their spouses are present, or their kousapw counterparts, or the holder of an honorary title . 2. n. an acknowledgment of this nature.
pwekwowih vt. see pwekwou.
pwelel adj. infant.
pweleng, also pwalang₂. n. ridge area of a house or land.
pwelengen nahna, also pedlepen nahna. n. mountain ridge.
pwelidak, also pwilidak. adj. native, aboriginal, indigenous.
pwelidakala, also pwilidakala. vi. to be naturalized as a citizen.
pwelih vt. to drink the first cup of kava.
pwelik archaic. vt. to sever or cut off; to delegate responsibility, to commission; to deputize. Ohlo pwelikala Enihlap. The man severed the branches from the largest kava plant.
Pweliko n. the Pohnpeian hell, a dark, dirty pit that the dead fall into if they are unable to sing well while crossing the bridge to the underworld.
pwelin koanoat, also pwehl₂. meing. n. the first cup of kava served to the Nahnmwarki during a kava ritual. Patohwandahdo pwelin koanoat. Bring forward the first cup of kava. cf. pwelin sakau.
pwelin sakau n. the first cup of kava offered to the sitting section chief. Patohwandahdo pwelin sakau. Bring forward the first cup of kava.
pwelin wahu meing. n. a term use in Madolenihmw for the first cup of kava served to the Nahnmwarki during a kava ritual. see pwelin koanoat. cf. pwelin sakau.
pwelipar 1. n. dust. 2. adj. dusty.
pwelipwel adj. dirty, soiled.
pwelmatak 1. n. mud. 2. adj. muddy.
pwelmwahu adj. fertile, of the soil.
pweltoal n. black soil.
pwelweita n. red clay; can be mixed with the inner core of ais fruit to make red paint for canoes.
pwendeke, also ipwadeke. sent. adv. Is it correct to assume that…? It was thought that..., It was said that.... Pwendeke kowe me pahn kapahreko. It was said that you will give a speech.
pwengili vi. to flirt with a woman. cf. [meing] poulang.
pwengipweng 1. n. flirtation, sexual overture. 2. vi. to flirt, to make a sexual overture. pwangih, vt. cf. [meing] poulang.
pwengk vi. of water, to bubble up from the ground, as a spring. Pihlo pwengkida. The water bubbled up.
pwengkin n. pumpkin; squash; Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita pepo; one who has an unfaithful spouse. [Eng.]
pwengwol vi. to court a man.
pwenieu n. (3sg. pweniewi) food for the wives of all koanoat title holders.
pwenik, also pwinik. vt. to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.
pwepweik vi. to be split. pwaik, vt.
pwepweki 1. vi. to chase one another. 2. n. chase. pwakih, vt.
pwepwengi vi. to be well matched in a competitive endeavor.
pwer vi. to peek; to blossom, of fruit trees. Ohlo pwerdo nan wenihmwo. The man peeked into the door.
pwere₁ vt. to take a drink and hold it in the mouth without swallowing.
pwere₂ n3s. pubis. cf. [meing] sounpwoapw₂.
pwereht n. biscuit. [Eng. bread]
pwerieng vt. to tolerate, to stand, to endure. Liho kak pwerieng ohl. That woman can tolerate men.
pwerik 1. archaic. vi. to dance. 2. n. dance.
pwerila vi. to be infatuated, to be fascinated by someone or something new. Ohlo pwerla. The man is infatuated.
pwerimwengki see pwerinmwengki.
pweriniak n. hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.
pwerinmwengki, also pwerimwengki. vi. to plant a yam in a shallow hole.
pwerinmwomw n. fish sp., rabbitfish, Siganus doliatus, normally found on fringing reefs, lagoon and patch reefs, and the barrier reef.
pwerisek 1. adj. industrious, hard working. 2. n. industriousness. 1. Pwerisek mehkot mwahu. Industriousness is a good thing.
pwerkidipw n. fish sp.
pwerkihla vt. to cherish; to be infatuated with, to be in love with. Pwutako pwerkihla serepeino. The young man is in love with that young lady.
pwerla₁ vi. to flower, to blossom. Ahi mahi ko pwerpwerla. My breadfruit trees are flowering.
pwerla₂ vi. to be infatuated. Serepein en mwomwen pwerla. That girl appears to be infatuated.
pwerkihla vt. to cherish; to be infatuated with, to be in love with. Pwutako pwerkihla serepeino. The young man is in love with that young lady.
pwerus en uhmw meing. n. a pair of split hibiscus sticks used for lifting hot stones off an uhmw. cf. tihpw₁.
pwes vi. to have sexual intercourse.
pwesou, also pwosou. n. a deep pocket in a net, formed as a consequence of the way the net is set, or, in the style of the Kapingamarangi; a separate net attached to other nets to form such a pocket.
pwet₁ n. light colored scar.
pwet₂ vi. to flower, of mango trees.
pwete n. butter. [Eng.]
pweten mahlupwur n. an unknown treasure kept secret by a family, such as the artifact secured by Satokawai in his quest for the feather of Derepeiso.
8/26/2016 12:27:58 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.
pwetenleng n. sky.
pwetepwet 1. adj. white. 2. n. gray hair.
pweula vi. to be canceled; to fail, of a project due to effect of pwehu₂.
pwewih vt. to employ a kind of magic used to halt an activity or to inhibit an emotion. Mie me pwewihedi arail doadoahko. Someone prevented their work from taking place.
pwi archaic. num. some, several.
pwidihk, also pwedehk. vi. to make a squeaking noise.
pwidik num. cl. a numeral classifier used in counting bits of, small pieces of, or fragments of. silipwidik three bits isipwidik seven fragments.
pwidikanakan 1. adj. mushy, greasy. 2. n. mush, grease.
pwidikidik slang. adj. tiny, small, little.
pwidikinai adj. tiny, teeny-tiny, small, little.
pwidingai slang. adj. restless, said of one who cannot sit still.
pwidingeu adj. roguish; from the name of a mythical character who lived in Awak.
pwih n. name of the digraph pw, the fifteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /pw/, a labialized and velarized bilabial stop.
pwihk n. pig, swine, pork, Sus scrofa. [Eng.]
pwihl n. (3sg. pwili) gum, of a tree.
pwihleng meing. n. drinking coconut. cf. uhpw.
pwihn n. group, team, grade level; used by the Madolenihmw government for a political division consisting of a number of kousapws.
pwihnen apwahpwalih n. board of directors.
pwihnen kahlek n. traditional dance group.
pwihnen kaiahn n. training group, kindergarten, Head Start program.
pwikidikinai adj. teeny-tiny.
pwil₁ vt. to put down; to put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions. pwilidi, vi.
pwil₂ vi. to flow; to rise or flood, of a stream. Lapakeho pwilidihdo kehlail. The flood flowed forcefully.
pwilahk- vulgar. vi. to impolitely command someone to do something. pwilahkala get out of here.
pwilahken, also pwilahkin. vulgar. adv. immediately.
pwilahkin adv. see pwilahken.
pwilel n. calabash, gourd.
pwili n. cowry shell; any species of sea shell; cowry shells are commonly notched, sharpened, and used as breadfruit peelers.
pwilidak, also pwelidak. adj. native, aboriginal, indigenous.
pwilidakala, also pwelidakala. vi. to be naturalized as a citizen.
pwilidi vi. to be put down; to be put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions; to make regular payments or deposits. pwil₁, vt.
pwiliet n. bird sp., Micronesian honeyeater, Myzomela rubratra.
pwilih vt. to always go with, to always tag along; to be attached to, to adhere to. Serio pwilih ah pahpaho. The child always goes with his father.
pwilikihsang vt. to have permission from. Liho pwilikihsang ah pwoudo me e pahn iang sakau. The woman had permission from her husband to join the drinking of sakau.
pwilipeipei meing. n3s. long hair of a woman. cf. pitenwel, pitenmoang.
pwilipwil adj. sticky.
pwilis n. chewing gum.
pwilisang vi. to come from; to originate from, of a person.
pwinan, also pwunan. 1. n. rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. 2. vi. to have sleep in one's eyes. cf. [meing] moahrokenleng.
pwinik vt. to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.
pwinimas adj. greedy, always wanting the biggest or the best.
pwiningining adj. tiny, minute₁, miniscule.
pwirar vi. to make a splattering noise.
pwise n. (3sg. pwiseh) feces; internal organs or guts of smaller animals and fish; genitals of an infant girl. cf. [meing] sou₄.
pwisehn karapahu n. bush sp. [karapahu <Spa. carabao]
pwisehn ketipin n. algae.
pwisehn kou n. bush sp., Ageratum conyzoides or Synedrella nodiflora. [kou <Eng.]
pwisik vt. to pry out, to pry off, as a nail or bottle cap.
pwisinger adj. cross or tough, of a person.
pwoahmw n. bomb, an explosive. [Eng. bomb]
pwoahr n. hole, cave, orifice. cf. [meing] duwi.
pwoahr leu n. a hole for a yam dug a day before planting it to allow time for the soil to settle.
pwoahro vt. to borrow. I kak pwoahro rehmw? May I borrow something from you? [Eng.]
pwoaht n. can₂, tin. [Eng.]
pwoaik n. dew; moisture.
pwoaikenleng n. water that has collected on taro leaves as a result of condensation, believed to have a magical healing power.
pwoaikentehine meing. adj. cold, causing to be cold. cf. kemehnpou.
pwoail vi. to boil₂. [Eng.] pwoaile, vt.
pwoaile vt. [pwoail <Eng.] see pwoail.
pwoaki n. pandanus sp., Thoracostachyum pandanophyllum.
5/15/2015 10:28:46 AM From: KR To: KR. Check this against Balick.
pwoakilloak, also pwoakinloak. n. the post on the right side edge of main platform of a nahs, when facing it.
3/7/2016 2:57:58 PM From: KR To: KR. Make the definitions of the alternates the same.
pwoakinloak n. the name of the post located to either left or right of the center post callled saladahn enihlap, depending on the wehi₁ in which it is found.
pwoakus₁ n. match box. [Eng. box]
pwoakus₂ n. fox. [Eng.]
pwoale, also pwoalehdi. vt. to embrace, to hug. pwoaloapwoal, vi. cf. [meing] dakpwoallenge.
pwoalehdi vt. see pwoale.
pwoaloapwoal 1. n. embrace, hug. 2. vi. to embrace, to hug each other. pwoalehdi, vt. cf. [meing] dakpwoalleng.
pwoalos n. large bundle.
pwoalosolos adj. of clothing, too large at the waist; baggy; bundle-like.
pwoampwoamw₁ n. plant sp., a kind of vine.
pwoampwoamw₂ n. a Japanese boat with a single-cylinder diesel engine. [Jap. ponpon]
pwoamw vi. to be pumped. [Eng.] pwoamwih, vt.
pwoamwih vt. to pump. [pwoamw <Eng.] pwoamw, vi.
pwoapw vi. to crack, to break, to come apart, of an object fastened to something.
pwoar vi. to have a hole in it. Deupen karsihnen pwoar. The kerosene container has a hole in it.
pwoaren kahwe n3s. anus.
pwoaren mese n3s. eye. cf. [meing] edin peren.
pwoaren pwise n3s. anus.
pwoaren toik adj. contentious, given to getting involved in disputes or quarrels.
pwoaren tumwe n3s. nostril.
pwoareniak 1. vi. to dig a hole for a yam planting. 2. n. a hole for a yam, a yam planting.
pwoarenmas n. (3sg. pwoarenmese) eye.
pwoaropwoaren adj. full of holes.
pwoaru, also pworu. n. red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.
pwoarukus n. spring, a place where water wells up from an underground source.
pwoarus n. a pair of sticks for picking up things.
pwoarwalek vulgar. interj. You have big vagina! (an insult directed to females).
pwoas n. bus. [Eng.]
pwoat num. cl. used in counting long objects, also used metaphorically with nouns like koul 'song' and koasoai 'story'. tuhke rioapwoat two trees, kohl rioapwoat two songs.
pwoatoal n. bottle. [Eng.]
pwoatoal en dihdi n. baby bottle. pwoatoal bottle. [Eng. pwoatol : bottle]
pwoediri n. poetry. [Eng.]
pwoh n. (3sg. pwowe) smell, odor, aroma, scent.
pwohdaka 1. n. pole-vaulting. 2. vi. to pole-vault. [Jap. bōtaka]
pwohem n. poem. [Eng.]
pwohi n. buoy. [Eng.]
pwohk n. fork, the eating utensil. [Eng.]
pwohkungo n. man-made cave, air-raid shelter. [Jap. bōkūgō]
pwohlap adj. smelly.
pwohmaria n. plumeria, Plumeria rubra.
pwohmat interj. You stink!, a derogatory exclamation used principally by women.
pwohmwahu adj. fragrant. cf. [meing] inedingleng.
10/27/2017 11:37:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Check the related words for fragrant and make sure all are handled conisistenly.
pwohn kisinpwil, also tuhkehn kisinpwil, tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil, tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil kerengireng. n. plant sp., Polygala paniculata.
pwohndawang insult. interj. smell of an underarm.
pwohng n. night. cf. [meing] pahnkopwul.
pwohng koadoangoul n. the tenth night after a death (counting from sohpai₂), when the family hosts a farewell party in honor of the deceased.
pwohngelingel adj. stinky, having a foul smell.
pwohnkent vulgar. interj. smell of urine.
4/7/2016 9:35:05 AM From: KR To: KR. Let's discuss how to handle this entry, as well as pwohnkirek, pwohnsing, and pwohndawang. As interjections, should we translate them as something like "Smells like ....!" Also, should these be spelleds as one word or two?
pwohnkirek vulgar. interj. smell of smegma.
pwohnsing vulgar. interj. smell of a fart.
pwohpelipel adj. tasty smelling.
pwohpwo₁ n. affectionate name for baby girls.
pwohpwo₂ adj. strong smelling, stinking.
pwohr n. carton of cigarettes. [Jap. bōrubako : cardboard box< Eng.]
11/15/2010 6:29:00 PM From: KR To: KR. What is the English source word? Have Kimi check a Japanese dictionary.
pwohrkuloak n. ornamental plant sp., Mirabilis jalapa.
pwohs n. boss. [Eng.]
pwohsdo n. post office. [Jap. posuto < Eng.]
pwohsensen adj. moldy smelling.
pwoht kisiniei n. steamboat.
pwoht₁ n. boat. [Eng.]
pwoht₂ n. bobbin, of a sewing machine.
11/15/2010 6:30:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Etymology?
pwoht₃ vi. to lose, in the card game pilein epwiki.
pwoht₄ n. board, as in school board, board of directors. [Eng. board]
pwohtik adj. fragrant. cf. [meing] inedingleng, ipwerek.
Pwohtiki n. Portugal.
pwoiken tehniep meing. adj. feeling cold, cool, chilly. cf. pou.
pwoindop piu n. point of view. [Eng. point of view]
Pwok n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pwolismahsda, also pilismahsda. n. policeman. [Eng. police master]
pwolkeno n. volcano. [Eng.]
pwolol 1. vi. to bubble. 2. n. bubble.
pwomakirant n. bush sp.
pwompwomw n. bitter melon, Momordica charantia; passion fruit, Passiflora edulis and Passiflora foetida, var. hispida.
pwon adj. whole, entire, intact.
pwone n3s. hip.
pwong num. cl. used in counting nights. pwohng silipwong three nights.
pwongiedi vi. to have darkness descend upon one before reaching one's destination.
pwongih, also pwungih₁. vt. to worship, to adore. cf. [meing] kaudoke.
4/18/2017 8:43:15 AM From: DS To: KR. The common form does not carry the meaning of 'directed to'.
Pwonginsapw n. the annual ritual of supplication and thanksgiving as part of the worship of the land, with an emphasis on the worship of inanimate objects.
pwongitik meing. vi. to be hungry. cf. menmwenge.
Pwonglapalap n. the great ritual performed at Nan Madol in which the stomach of a sea turtle was fed to an eel known as Nahn Samwohl, the embodiment of Nahnisohnsapw.
pwonkalaimwun 1. n. pubis. 2. adj. having a large pubis.
pwonopwon 1. adj. round, circular. 2. n. circle.
pwonopwoniki vt. to find something confusing, difficult to understand, or mysterious, to be uncertain about. Liho pwonopwonki dahme wiewiawi. The woman is confused about what is going on.
pwopwe n3s. shoulder. cf. [meing] apere.
pwopwot, also pwupwut. vi. to be happy or content with each other.
pwopwotih vt. to love.
pwopwoud 1. n. married couple. 2. vi. to be married. pwoudiki, vt. cf. [meing] pwoton.
11/29/2017 10:07:32 AM From: KR To: KR. Compare the definition of the meing form.
3/5/2018 9:26:37 AM From: KR To: KR. Add 'first communion' to the meaning here.
pwopwsalahd n. a banana cultivar.
pworen timwe n3s. nostril.
pworou vi. to be wet under the arms from sweat, or in the crotch from urine or sweat.
pworu, also pwoaru. n. red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.
pwoson 1. n. faith, belief, creed. 2. vt. to believe in, to have faith in.
pwosonsuwed 1. adj. believing in false idols. 2. n. belief in false idols.
pwosou n. a deep pocket in a net, formed as a consequence of the way the net is set, in the style of the Kapingamarangi; a separate net attached to other nets to form such a pocket.
pwoton meing. n. married couple. cf. pwopwoud.
pwou n. fishing pole.
pwoud n. spouse, husband or wife. cf. [meing] pwutuhn.
Pwoud Lepen Nett 1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of Nett. 2. vi. to hold this title.
Pwoud Lepen Palikir n. the ruler of Palikir, a large area in southern Sokehs that, as a political entity, predated the era of the rule of the Nahnmwarkis.
pwoudiki vt. <marry> to be married to. pwopwoud, vi.
Pwoudo n. an alternative title for titles that begin with Lepen, associated with the ruler of a large chiefdom.
Pwoudoko n. your highness, when addressing anyone whose title begins with Pwoud.
pwoula meing. vi. to die. cf. mehla.
pwouleng meing. n. stick used for spreading stones in a uhmw. cf. dih₂.
Pwoungapwung n. name of the place where the last Saudeleur was defeated in battle.
pwounleng meing. n. pole for picking breadfruit, typically made of keleu or ketieu₂, less often of bamboo. cf. piled.
pwourda vi. to get up, to get out of bed. cf. [meing] likupwerada, kipada.
pwuak 1. adv. often. 2. vi. to have better luck. 1. Re pwuak kohla nansapw mahso, ah met soh. They often went to their garden in the past, but not now. 2. Ohlo pwuak ong kehpin penieu. The man often has better luck with kehpin penieu.
pwudau, also pwudo. n. (3sg. pwudowe) perspiration, sweat. cf. [meing] lihseinleng, lensienleng, nahnisohra.
pwuden uhmw meing. n. a food basket prepared to be placed directly in front of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. Pwuden umwun koanoat kin wisikla pahn kupwuren Mwohnsapw oh Iso Nahnken. The pwuden uhmw is normally set directly in front of the Nahnmwarki and Iso Nahnken.
pwudo, also pwudau. n. perspiration, sweat. cf. [meing] nahnisohra, lensienleng, lihseinleng.
Pwudoi n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pwudong 1. n. an itchy rash. 2. adj. itchy. 3. vi. to itch. cf. [meing] kilit.
pwudoniap n. wart.
pwudopwud₁ n. foam, scum.
pwudopwud₂ n. plant sp., Colubrina asiatica.
pwudowado adj. sweaty.
pwudowenmas n. sweat from the brow. cf. [meing] lesienleng.
pwuh₁ n. betel nut palm, Areca catechu.
pwuh₂ n. ship or work whistle; onomatapoeic, coming from the sound these whistles make.
pwuhdo n. envelope. [Jap. fūtō]
pwuhk n. book. [Eng.]
pwuhk sarawi adj. sacred book, holy book, Bible.
pwuhn n. fish sp.
pwuhng n. justice, right.
pwuhpw n. fish sp., trigger fish, a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus; possibly the name of a number of fishes belonging to the Balistidae family of trigger fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.
pwuhr, also seiren pohnpei. n. tree spp., Fragraea berteroana, valued for its fragrant flowers, and Gynotroches axillaris.
pwuhr- vi. to descend into, to fall into, to step into, as a hole. Misihno pwuhrla nansedo. The outboard motor fell into the ocean.
pwuhriek vi. to start suddenly.
pwuhrieng vi. to dress.
pwuhrleng 1. meing. vi. to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed. 2. n. surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock. cf. pwuriamwei.
8/24/2017 1:18:36 PM From: DS To: KR. The meing form does not share the last nominal meaning.
pwuhrsang vt. to take off clothing, to be undressed. Serio pein pwuhrsang nan ah likowo, The child took off his clothes by himself.
pwuhs₁ n. (3sg. pwuhse) navel, belly button. cf. [meing] selihr.
pwuhs₂ vt. to push. [Eng.]
pwuhseng n. balloon. [Jap. fūsen]
pwuht n. boot. [Eng.]
pwuka, also pwukat. dem. mod. these here, by me (emphatic).
pwukan dem. mod. those there, by you (emphatic).
pwukapwuk adj. reddened, of the skin; handsome, perfect.
pwukat, also pwuka. dem. mod. these here, by me (emphatic).
pwukau, also pwuko. dem. mod. those there, away from you and me (emphatic).
pwuke vt. to knot. pwukopwuk, vi.
pwukehdi meing. vt. to write something down, to document information; to tie in knots; to claim an item by tying a piece of cloth to it, as when claiming a yam at a kamadipw. cf. ntingihdi.
pwukekeimw n. cornerstone of a building.
pwukel 1. n. (3sg. pwukele) knot, joint, as in a stalk of bamboo; corona of the glans penis. 2. adj. husky.
pwukelekel adj. knotty, muscular.
pwukelen neh n3s. ankle bone.
pwukelen peh n3s. wrist bone.
pwukemenleng meing. n. breadfruit season, literally meaning 'responsibility for the things of the air'. Nohpwei limau kin wiawi nan pwukemenleng. There are five feasts that take place during breadfruit season. cf. rekenleng.
10/28/2017 12:25:00 AM From: KR To: KR. Define these the same way. Rahk, rekenleng, rekinleng all are common language forms.
pwukemenpwel meing. n. yam season, literally meaning 'responsibility for things of the soil'. Nohpwein pwukemenpwel kak tohtohsang me pahieu. There can be more than four feasts that take place during the yam season. cf. isol, rekinpwel.
8/23/2017 10:21:42 AM From: DS To: KR. They share the meaning of yam season.
pwuken eni 1. n. any non-slip knot. 2. vi. to tie, with any knot other than a slipknot.
pwuken keiieng adj. enthusiastic, always wanting to part of a group or activity.
pwuken koul sarawi n. hymnal.
pwuken nting n. notebook. [pwuhk <Eng.]
pwukeneu vi. to be tied, with any knot other than a slipknot.
10/28/2017 10:23:28 PM From: KR To: KR. Define this the same way as pwuken eni.
pwukenwilia n. plant sp., bougainvillea Bougainvillea glabra. [Eng.]
pwukepe n3s. responsibility.
pwukepwilih meing. vt. to learn, to find out through experience. cf. esehla.
pwuker n. gravel, pebbles, crushed coral, any rock-like material used as a ground cover, as for a road.
pwukere vt. to spread gravel or coral, as on the road.
pwukerwahnioamoang adj. extremely hardheaded.
pwukesok vi. to blush; to flush, of the face.
pwuki₁ n. (3sg. pwukie) knee cap, knee. cf. [meing] peundal₂.
pwuki₂ n. a swelling wave; the prominence of anything.
pwukiaki 1. adj. rugged, rocky. 2. n. ruggedness.
pwukie n3s. knee.
pwukiewet 1. adj. pigeon-toed. 2. n. the walk of someone who is pigeon-toed.
pwukioamoar 1. meing. vi. to argue, to quarrel; to challenge intellectually. 2. meing. n. argument, quarrel, intellectual challenge. 1. Mwohnsapw oh Iso (ketin) pwukioamoar. The Nahnmwarki and Iso Nahnken are arguing. cf. akamai.
pwuko, also pwukau. dem. those there, away from you and me (emphatic).
pwukoa, also pwukau. dem. mod. those there, away from you and me (emphatic).
10/28/2017 10:26:55 PM From: KR To: KR. Are pwukau, pwuko, and pwukoa all alternates of each other? If so, we need to list all the alternates for each entry and make sure they are defined identically. DS says yes. They are all alternates.
pwukoah n. responsibility, obligation, duty.
pwukoamoa n. uncooked preserved breadfruit.
11/15/2016 7:50:40 AM From: DS To: KR. I don't know this word.
pwukoanlok vi. to be exasperated, to be infuriated.
11/15/2016 8:00:11 AM From: DS To: KR. I am not sure of this.
pwukoarot archaic. adj. heavily shaded.
pwukopwuk 1. n. knot. 2. vi. neut. to knot. pwuke, vt.
Pwuksarawi n. Bible. [pwuhk <Eng.]
pwuksoar 1. vi. to perform magic in order to make oneself appear attractive. 2. n. the name of this kind of magic.
pwul 1. adj. immature, of fruit. 2. archaic. n. shell bead.
pwulahk vi. to come or go, used in a derogatory way.
pwulak n. fish sp., bluespine unicornfish, Naso unicornis.
pwulangking n. fish sp., orangespine unicornfish, Naso lituratus.
pwuldohser n. bulldozer. [Eng.]
pwull₁ adj. loose fitting.
pwull₂ vi. to have something in one's eye.
pwulodo 1. n. the face of the first quarter moon. 2. vi. to be in its first quarter, of the moon.
pwuloi 1. n. of cane-like plants, the part of the stem between the joints (internode); stanza of a song or poem, paragraph in a story, syllable of a word. 2. num. cl. used in counting sections from joint to joint of cane-like plants or stanzas in songs, etc. 2. sehu pahpwuloi four sections of sugar cane, pwuloin koul riopwuloi two stanzas.
pwuloi kopwur n. reduplication.
pwuloi kopwur luh n. partial reduplication.
pwuloimwo n. prefix.
pwuloimwur n. suffix.
pwuloimwur en ahia n. possessive suffix.
pwuloimwur en neinei n. possessive suffix.
10/29/2017 5:58:08 PM From: KR To: KR. This is the name for this part of speech.
3/19/2018 9:36:59 PM From: KR To: DS. Note that pwuloimwur en ahia is defined the same way.
pwuloimwur sohrenge n. non-emphatic demonstrative modifier.
pwuloin koasoai n. phrase. see lepin koasoai.
pwuloin koasoai en ansou n. temporal phrase. see pwuloin lokaia en ansou.
pwuloin lokaia n. phrase.
3/19/2018 9:37:57 PM From: KR To: DS. Note that pwuloin koasoai is defined the same way.
pwuloin lokaia en ansou n. temporal phrase. see pwuloin koasoai en ansou.
pwuloin lokaia naun n. noun phrase.
pwuloin lokaia perip n. verb phrase.
pwuloin lokaiahn wasa n. locative phrase.
pwuloin sendens n. clause.
pwuloin sendens ahd n. nominal clause.
pwuloin sendens idengek n. relative clause.
pwuloin sendens podundunpene n. conjoined clause.
pwulok n. mangrove sp., cannonball tree, Xylocarpus granatum, used for canoes, wood carving, and furniture.
pwulopwul adj. young.
pwumpwaks n. boombox; any sound system with large speakers. [Eng.]
pwumpwumw, also meipwumpwupw. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
pwunan 1. n. rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. 2. vi. to have sleep in one's eyes. cf. [meing] moahrokenleng.
pwundosi 1. n. loincloth. 2. vi. to wear a loincloth. [Jap. fundoshi]
pwung₁ adj. correct, right, just₂.
pwung₂ vi. neut. to swell or break, of waves; to splash. pwungur, vt.
pwungidek vi. to break, of waves; to splash.
pwungidekida vi. to be washed up on the reef or shore; of water, to be agitated.
pwungen kosonned n. legal procedure.
pwungen pali moron n. democracy.
pwungen sahpw n. a traditional ritual made to a spirit to maintain the fertility of the soil.
pwungiari vi. to be indecisive.
pwungidek vi. to break, of waves; to splash. pwungur, vt.
4/12/2017 9:58:49 AM From: KR To: KR. Make this a headword. What's the difference between pwung₂ and pwungidek? Also compare this with the translation of the transitive form.
pwungidekida vi. to be washed up on the reef or shore; of water, to be agitated. pwungur, vt.
pwungieng kosonned adj. legal, done according to the law. Arail mwekido pwungieng kosonned. Their action is legal.
pwungier vi. to be ready.
pwungih₁, also pwongih. vt. to worship, to adore.
pwungih₂ vt. to hem, as shirts, pants, dresses, etc.
pwungki vt. to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with. cf. [meing] ingirekih.
pwungpene vi. to be in agreement, to reach consensus.
pwungur vt. to splash; to wash up on the reef or shore. Iloken nan madau kin pwungur pahina. The ocean waves constantly spash up against the barrier reef. pwung₂, pwungidek, pwungidekida, vi.
4/12/2017 9:59:34 AM From: KR To: KR. What should be listed here as the intransitive form?
pwunod 1. vi. to be worried, to be concerned. 2. adj. worrisome. 3. n. worry, anxiety, anguish. cf. [meing] ihrmwell.
pwunodiki vt. to worry about, to be concerned about.
pwupw vi. to fall.
pwupwida vi. to be intoxicated by kava to the point of losing one's self-control.
pwupwila vi. to be lost, of objects; to fail to complete a competitive activity.
pwupwidi vi. to fall down. cf. [meing] keidekidi, lempehdi.
pwupwut, also pwopwot. vi. to be happy or content with each other. Lahpoko pwupwut. Those two individuals are happy with each other.
pwur vi. to return. cf. [meing] sapahl.
pwurada n. yam that has been growing for three years.
pwuraia n. pliers. [Jap. puraiā < Eng.]
pwurak vt. to spit out.
pwurarrar adj. unnatural or unclear, of sounds coming from a sound producing system.
pwure vt. to drill a hole in; to make a hole in a coconut. pwuropwur, vi.
pwurehng vi. to repeat; to do again.
pwuremas vi. to open the top of a drinking coconut.
pwurenwai n. tree sp., Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.
pwurepwur en eni vi. to offer a drinking coconut to someone before tasting it.
pwuri n. (3sg. pwurie) stomach, of certain fish like tuna; core, as of breadfruit, kernel; hemorrhoids, piles.
pwuriamwei 1. vi. to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed. 2. n. surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock; mental or physical damage to a baby as a result of exposure to a loud noise. cf. [meing] pwuhrleng.
pwuriamweikihla vt. to be sorry. interj. Too bad!
10/28/2017 10:44:20 PM From: KR To: KR. Define pwuhrleng the same way.
pwuriemwot, also pwuriemwotomwot. adj. short-tempered.
pwuriemwotomwot adj. see pwuriemwot.
pwurien arepe, also arepe. n. hibiscus pole, after the bark has been stripped off.
pwurkadorio n. purgatory. [Spa. purgatorio]
pwurok₁ n. chick, just after hatching.
pwurok₂ adj. to be broke, to be out of money. [Eng.]
pwurokiram n. program, as a radio or TV program, or a program for an event. [Eng.]
pwuropwur vi. to drill a hole. pwure, vt.
pwurur 1. adj. hasty. 2. vi. to struggle.
pwusirek adj. sassy, impudent, saucy.
pwusukoal vi. to throw a temper tantrum.
pwut adj. joyous, lusty.
pwutak n. boy.
pwute vt. to fondle, to caress.
pwuteletel slang. adj. sensuous, beautiful.
pwutemei 1. n. the second feast of the breadfruit season. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
Pwuton n. a clan.
Pwutonlasi n. an extinct clan.
pwutuhn meing. n. spouse, husband or wife. cf. pwoud.
pwuwak 1. adv. frequently. 2. adj. having a special affinity for growing certain species of yams. 1. E pwuwak keteu. It frequently rains.
pwuwalok adj. swollen or puffed up as a consequence of a wound or blow.
pwuwas n. fish sp., half beak, Hemiramphus guoyi.