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ra   num. cl. used in counting branches. rahn tuhke limara five tree branches.

rah   n3s. branch; tentacle, as of an octopus.

rahn sakau   n. stem of a kava plant.

Rahdak   n. the name of the eastern chain of the Marshall Islands.

rahk₁   n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] pwukemenleng.

rahk₂   n. the small stakes attached to the outrigger and the two central supports of a canoe.

Rahlik   n. the name of the western chain of the Marshall Islands.

rahmedel, also sakau rahmedel.   n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having smooth, light colored stems.

rahmwanger, also sakau rahmwanger.   n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having a series of purplish or blackish spots on the stem.

rahn   n. day.

Rahn en Mwei Mwahu   n. Liberation Day.

rahn en peneinei   n. the second day of a funeral, the family day.

Rahn en Santi   n. Sunday. [santi <Eng.]

Rahn en Sapwad   n. Sunday, Sabbath. [sapwad <Eng.]

Rahn Kaonop   n. Saturday.

rahn koapwoarment   n. branch of the government. [koapwoarment <Eng.]

rahn kuloak   n. hands of a clock or watch. [kuloak <Eng.]

Rahn Mwahl   n. weekday.

rahn sakau   n. stem of a kava plant.

Rahn Sarawi   n. Sunday.

Rahn Sarawi Lapalap   n. Catholic holy day.

rahn₂   n. ?

11/18/2010 9:15:00 AM From: KR To: KR. rahn ara, rahn riara, rahn silira Refers to age of sakau; plant has one, two, three dead branches, indicating that the plant is old and the sakau is strong. Indicates that owner is capable. Name for the whole plant. Fill out entry. DS says OK

11/22/2014 3:38:03 PM From: KR To: KR. Make this a subentry under rah (branches).

4/16/2015 10:29:30 AM From: KR To: KR. Treat this as a counting system and note significance of dead branches--indicates that sakau is old and powerful depending on how many dead branches

rahnei   1. meing. vi. to laugh. 2. meing. n. laugh, laughter. 1. Mwohnsapw rahrahnei. %Mwohnsapw| is laughting. cf. kouruhr.

rahneiki   meing. vt. to laugh at.

rahnenserdi   n. burial day.

10/7/2017 9:44:44 AM From: KR To: DS. Fill out this entry.

11/17/2017 11:01:29 AM From: KR To: DS. Can you say more about this? When it occurs?

rahnmwahu   1. vi. to greet. 2. n. greeting. rahnmwahwih, vt. cf. [meing] depwekinieng.

rahnmwahwih   vt. to greet, to send a greeting. rahnmwahu, vi. cf. [meing] depwekinienge.

rahnmwoaledihsang   meing. vt. to cease from the day's activity. cf. kommoaldihsang.

rahnmwoalehdi   meing. vi. to rest from the day's activity. cf. kommoaldi.

rahnmwoaledihsang   vt. to cease from the day's activity.

rahnwet   n. today.

rahp   n. raft, barge. [Eng.]

rahp komi   n. rubber raft, life raft.

rahr   n. finger coral.

rahs   n. place of the uhmw; small stones used for making an uhmw.

rahu   n. reed sp., Phragmites karka; a minor rafter to which pieces of thatch are attached, also woven into panelling for walls in a traditional house.

raido   n. right field, in baseball. [Jap. raito < Eng.]

raim   n. rhyme. [Eng.]

Raipwinloko   n. a Saudeleur remembered as a cannibal.

rais   n. rice, Oryza sativa. [Eng.]

rais dol uht   1. n. a dish made by cooking rice with ripe bananas, mashing the mixture, and then adding coconut cream. 2. vi. to cook this dish. 1. Mehn Pohnpei iouki rais dol uht. Pohnpeians like the dish of rice with mashed ripe bananas. 2. Liho pahn rais dol uht. That lady will cook rice with mashed ripe bananas.

rais pirain   n. fried rice. [rais pirain <Eng. rice frying]

raisok   n. any ground food wrapped in leaves and cooked in an uhmw. I men kang raisok en mahr. I want to eat wrapped mahr.

rak   vi. to rack, as in pool. [Eng.]

rakied   n. an area covered with gravel, pebbles, or crushed coral, as in Pohrakied, an area of Kolonia.

10/28/2017 10:59:56 PM From: KR To: KR. Add Pohrakied.

rakih   vt. to scratch with the fingernails; to claw. rekirek, vi.

rakudai   vi. to flunk, to fail. [Jap. rakudai]

ramen   n. Chinese-style noodle soup. [Jap. rāmen]

ramin   adj. smudged, faultily washed.

ramwune   1. n. marble (the name is from a popular lemonade drink in Japan that comes in a bottle that has a marble in its neck as a stopper); glass fishing ball. 2. vi. to play marbles. [Jap. ramune < Eng. lemonade]

randana, also landana.   n. lantana, Lantana camara. [Jap. rantana < Eng.]

ranning   1. n. undershirt. 2. vi. to wear an undershirt. [Jap. ranningu < Eng. running (shirt)]

ransi   n. a motor launch. [Jap. ranchi < Eng. launch]

rap   n. a salt water eel, commonly found on the barrier reef. [Mok.]

rapahki   vt. to search for, to look for, to hunt for. repen₁, vi. cf. [meing] pahnlenge, pahnlangih.

rapit   n. rabbit. [Eng.]

rappa   n. bugle. [Jap. rappa]

rapwa, also rapwe.   n. rubber tree. [Eng.]

rapwe   n. see rapwa.

rar₁   1. vi. to make a cracking, crunching, or static-like noise. 2. n. a noise of this kind.

rar₂   num. million.

rar₃   vi. neut. to skin or peel. rere, vt.

rara   n. pandanus sp.

raradahn sahpw   n. earthquake.

rarahni   n. crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, covered with long spines, destroys the coral of coral reefs.

rareiso, also irareiso.   1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. meing. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. cf. sokon.

rarkapwudong   n. fire coral.

rartuhke   vi. to kill a tree by ring-barking it with a knife.

ras₁   vi. to be equal; to be the same as.

ras₂   adj. of the tide or of bodies of fresh water, to reach a low point where much of the bottom is exposed.

ras₃   vi. to be placed down, of a number of dead animals or fish that are to be used for food. resehdi, vt.

rasaras   1. n. saw. 2. vi. neut. to saw.

rasaras en uduk, also reseresen uduk.   n. meat saw.

rauk, also sauk.   vi. to fall down, of standing objects.

raun₁   vi. to make the rounds. [Eng. rounds]

raun₂   vi. to walk or drive around; to wander about. [Eng. around]

rausis   1. n. trousers, pants. 2. vi. to wear trousers. [Eng. trousers] rausisih, vt.

rausis en kapwat   1. n. dress pants. 2. vi. to wear dress pants.

rausis kihou   1. n. work pants. 2. vi. to wear work pants. 1. Ah rausis kihowo pwelipwel. His work pants are dirty. 2. E rausis kihouda pwe e pahn mwet. He put on his work pants because he is going to clear some land.

11/18/2010 9:15:00 AM From: KR To: KR. Also just called kihou. Kihou means work clothes. Can also be a verb meaning to wear work clothes. What is the source of kihou?

rausis mwotomwot   1. n. short pants, shorts. 2. vi. to wear short pants or shorts.

rausis preisis   1. n. bib overalls. 2. vi. to wear bib overalls. [Eng.]

rausis reirei   1. n. long pants. 2. vi. to wear long plants.

rausisih   vt. to wear (trousers or pants). He rausisih rausis pwetepwet. He's wearing a white pair of pants. [rausis <Eng. trousers] rausis, vi.

rawahn   n. tree sp., false durian, Pangium edule, edible fruit.

re   1. subj. pron. they, plural. 2. meing. subj. pron. you. cf. ke₁.

redio   n. radio. [Eng.]

regensohr   archaic. n. disbelief.

reh₁   prep. n. location of (him, her, or it).

reh₂   n. Centosteca lappacea.

rehdang   vi. of a female, to use a dry cloth to wipe her sex organs, done when she is unable to bathe the lower part of her body.

rehdil, also rehdil rasaras.   n. fern spp., Asplenium polyodon, Nephrolepis biserrata, Nephrolepis cordifolia, or Nephrolepis exaltata.

rehdil rasaras   n. see rehdil.

rehki   1. n. rake. 2. vi. to rake. [Eng.] rehkih, vt.

rehkih   vt. to rake. I pahn rehkih tehn tuhke. I will rake the leaves. [rehki <Eng.] rehki, vi.

rehkis   n. Chloris barbata.

rehl   n. rail, for a train. [Eng.]

rehlingkarak   n. plant spp., Cyperus cyperinus or Kyllinga nemoralis.

rehmaikol   n. grass spp., Cyrtococcum accrescens or Oplismenus hirtellus.

rehmwusleng   n. the designated name of limesrihri, the first stem pried off of the enihlap (largest kava).

rehn sehmen   n. grass sp.

rehnta   n. grass spp., Andropogon glaber or Paspalum cartilagineum.

Rehntu   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti, literally 'meeting place'.

rehnwaii   n. grass sp. Paspalum conjugatum.

rehpadil   n. grass sp., paddle grass, Ischaemum chordatum.

rehr, also keleu, kolou.   n. another name for the hibiscus bark used for squeezing kava juice.

10/16/2014 8:01:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Make definition parallel to keleu

10/28/2017 11:29:26 PM From: KR To: KR. Make definition parallel to keleu and add cross-references.

rehrehdi   archaic. interj. Get ready!, a call used in traditional dances to alert the dancers that it is time to dance.

rehrehnkatau   n. the designated name for the limesrahra, the second stem pried off from the enihlap (the largest kava in a feast) during the kava ritual.

rehrehnkedu   n. the designated name for the limesepwel, the third stem pried off from the enihlap (the largest kava in a feast) during the kava ritual.

rehretini   n. the designated name for the limesrihri, the first stem pried off from the enihlap (the largest kava in a feast) during the kava ritual.

rehretleng   n. the designated name for limeseleng, the fourth stem pried off from the enihlap (the largest kava in a feast) during the kava ritual.

10/7/2013 7:53:24 PM From: DS To: KR. This desigated name of the stem is called out when placed on the designated sakau stone before other sakau roots are placed on the sakau stone for pounding.

rehsopw   n. plant sp., Commelina diffusa.

rehtakai   n. grass spp., crow-foot grass, Chrysopogon aciculatus or Eleusine indica.

rehu   n. beam or rafter of a roof.

rei   vi. to be stained; to be dyed. reid, vt.

reid   vt. to stain; to dye. rei, vi.

reidi   vi. to rhythmically pound a kava stone at the beginning of the kava ceremony.

reirei₁   1. adj. long, tall;. 2. n. the name of the letter h, the seventh letter of the alphabet, used to represent vowel length; also called eis₁.

reirei₂   adj. runny, of colors in materials; pale, of the face as after a sudden shock; blue, of the face as when cold; puckered up, of the mouth as after eating unripe bananas.

reise   n. razor; razor blade. [Eng.]

reisuwan   adj. tall.

rek   adj. abundant, plentiful.

rekeileng   meing. vi. to lean; to recline, of animate beings. Isipahu rekerekeileng. Isipahu is reclining. rekeilenge, vt. cf. idengek.

rekeilenge   meing. vi. to lean against. Soukisehnleng rekeilenge weren nansapwo. Soukisehnleng leaned against the car. rekeileng, vt. cf. idengengki.

rekeleng   meing. n. finger. Rekeleng kan pwelipwella. Your fingers got dirty. cf. sendin peh.

rekenleng, also rekinleng.   n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] pwukemenleng.

11/3/2017 6:23:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Make the definitions of related forms the same.

rekenpwel, also rekinpwel.   n. yam season. cf. [meing] pwukemenpwel.

rekepwel   meing. n. toe. cf. sendin neh.

rekerd   n. record, a sound recording. [Eng.]

rekeseidak   meing. adj. popular, beloved, favored. cf. masamas.

rekeseipwel   meing. adj. unpopular; unattractive. cf. sapakaris.

rekidak   1. 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 sever the 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). rekidakih, vt. cf. [meing] pweisek.

rekidakih   vt. see rekidak.

rekidi   vi. to bend down to pick something up.

rekile   adj. long-legged; of a tree, having a long trunk.

rekinleng, also rekenleng.   n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] pwukemenleng.

rekinpwel, also rekenpwel.   n. yam season. cf. [meing] pwukemenpwel.

rekipwel   vi. to clear land by pulling up grass or weeds, to bare the earth.

rekirek   vi. neut. to scratch with the fingernails; to claw. rakih, vt.

rekohdo   archaic. n. record, a sound recording. [Jap. rekōdo < Eng.]

remek   n. tree sp., Cynometra ramiflora or Scaevola taccada.

remekensapw   n. the sighting of land from a ship or a voyaging canoe.

remoud, also rimohd.   n. remote, as for a television. [Eng.]

rempwidi   vi. to calm down after a time of confrontation.

reng   vi. to be dried, as of copra or tobacco.

renged   adj. dark, of colors.

rengede   slang. vt. to scold.

rengen mwell   1. meing. n. nasal mucus. 2. meing. vi. to have runny nose. cf. toai.

rengireng   vi. to warm oneself by a fire. cf. [meing] mweluhpei, karakaramwahu.

rengk   1. vi. to slide, of rocks. 2. n. rock slide.

rens   n. wrench. [Eng.]

rensed   n. salt water.

rensuh   vi. to practice for an athletic event, to warm up for an athletic event. [Jap. renshū]

repen₁   vi. neut. to search. rapahki, vt.

repen₂   n. ribbon, lace. [Eng.]

Repena   n. the Madolenihmw warrior who received the title Soulik en Sapwawas as a reward for assassinating the Spanish commander, Colonel Isidro Gitierres y Soto near Ohwa in 1890.

8/27/2016 9:57:34 AM From: KR To: KR. Wording.

repenpwung   legal. n. lawsuit; complaint.

repenpwung sapahl   1. legal. vt. to appeal. 2. legal. n. an appeal.

repwen malek   n. plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.

repwidi   1. vi. to flinch, to fear. 2. n. drop off, edge of a precipice. 1. Ke dehr repwidihsang lahpo. Don't be afraid of that guy.

repwirepw   1. adj. mixed, of bananas and any other food. 2. n. any dish flavored with bananas.

rer   1. vi. to tremble or shake; to be on edge, of the teeth. 2. adj. shaky.

rere   vt. to skin or peel; to band₁ a tree to kill it. rar₃, vi.

rerehd wasa   vi. to bawl, to cry loudly.

rerei   1. vi. to run a relay race. 2. n. the name of this race. [Jap. rirē < Eng.]

rerenmwel   meing. n. a greeting conveyed in absentia through a third party.

8/30/2017 3:08:24 PM From: DS To: KR. You are right. They are not the same. I don't know any cf counterpart.

9/4/2017 10:40:14 AM From: KR To: KR. Damian doesn't know any cf counterpart.

rerinmwoalu   meing. vi. to stir or sigh in one's sleep. cf. koahnek.

rerinpehiso   meing. n. pillow. cf. uluhl.

rerinpwaiso, also ririnpwaiso.   meing. n. a speech given by the Nahnmwarki after an apology is made. Nahnken pahn kapwil rerinpwaiso. The Nahnken is going to give a speech on behalf of the Nahnmwarki. cf. kapahrek₁.

rese   vt. to saw. rasaras, vi.

resehdi   vt. to lay down food to be distributed, as at a kamadipw or a funeral. ras₃, vi.

resen Nahnken   n. a feast that takes place following the funeral of a Nahnken.

resen Nahnmwarki   n. feast for promotion to Nahnmwarki or for the funeral of the Nahnmwarki.

resenlangih   meing. vt. to rub noses, the tradtional form of a kiss. resenleng, vi.

resenleng   meing. vi. the act of rub‌bing noses, the tradtional form of a kiss. resenlangih, vt. cf. mpoake.

reseres en kopwoar   n. jigsaw.

reseres en lop   n. crosscut saw.

reseres en mete   n. hacksaw.

reseres en peh   n. hand saw.

reseres en pwal   n. ripping saw.

reseres en Sapahn   n. Japanese style saw, which cuts on the draw.

reseres en wai   n. American style saw, which cuts on the push.

reseresen uduk, also rasaras en uduk.   n. meat saw.

reseulap, also roasoulap.   meing. adj. kind, merciful; generous. cf. kadek₁.

resires   n. shoal.

reulap   n. rafter.

reuleng   meing. vi. to go around, to run a lap. Mwohnsapw pahn reuleng nan kousapw aka. Mwohnsapw will go around to the sections|. reulenge cf. pidek.

reulenge   vt. to go around something. reuleng, vi. cf. pidakih.

rewenseutoal   n. a way of carrying heavy objects by getting a group of people under it and picking it up.

riadip   num. two. see dip.

riahi   num. two. see ih₃.

riahk   n. the sound dance paddles make when struck together or against a beam during a dance performance.

riahka   n. small two-wheeled cart, pulled or pushed by hand. [Jap. riyakā < Eng. rear+car]

riahla   1. vi. to be cursed, resulting in illness or misfortune. 2. n. curse, spiritual retribution.

riaka   num. two. see ka₂.

riakap   num. two. see kap.

riakin   num. two. see kin₂.

riakis   num. two. see kis₁.

riapa   num. two. see pa₃.

riapak   num. two. see pak₁.

riapali   num. two. see pali₁.

riapar   num. two. see par₂.

riapit   num. two. see pit₂.

riapwidik   num. two. see pwidik.

riara   num. two. see ra.

riau   num. two; name of the final rhythm used when pounding kava, in Kitti, Sokehs, and Nett. see -u.

rie   poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for siblings or any person called sibling in the Crow kinship terminology.

10/18/2014 9:01:53 AM From: KR To: KR. Check the reference to the Crow kinship system.

riehk   num. twenty. see ehk₁.

riehl   num. two. see el₂.

rieisek   num. twenty. see eisek.

rielep   num. two. see lep.

riemen   num. two. see men₃.

riemwodol   num. two. see mwodol.

riengoul   num. twenty. see ngoul.

riepei   num. two. see pei₅.

riesel   num. two. see sel₂.

riesou   num. two. see sou₄.

riete   num. two. see te.

riewel   num. two. see wel₂.

rih   n. name of the letter r, the sixteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /r/, an alveolar trill.

rihng   n. ring₁, as for the finger. [Eng.]

rihp   n. used banana leaves or breadfruit leaves from an uhmw. cf. [meing] souripeleng.

rihpe   1. n. a kind of magic used during a fight to render one's opponent powerless. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic. rihpehih, vt.

rihpehih   vt. see rihpe.

rihpw   n. fungus, fungus infection, rash.

ripwitik   n. heat rash, any minor rash.

rihpwin karakar   1. n. a red rash that children get between the legs, under their arms, and on their buttocks, accompanied by a fever. 2. vi. to have this rash.

rihr   n. line of debris such as seaweed, twigs, leaves, etc. floating in the ocean.

rihs   vt. to break a long object by hand.

rik   vt. to gather, of objects on the ground or of people.

rimohd, also remoud.   n. remote, as for a television. [Eng.]

rimpio, also kanahria.   1. n. gonorrhea. 2. vi. to have gonorrhea. [Jap. rinbyō]

rinso   n. powdered soap; formerly used as a generic term for any brand of powdered soap; sompehs is now more commonly used. [Eng. Rinso]

rioapoar   num. two. see poar₁.

rioapwoat   num. two. see pwoat.

11/18/2010 9:15:00 AM From: KR To: KR. Note that the spelling of all these numerals need to be corrected to bring them in line with new data from Damian.

riodun   num. two. see dun.

riomwut   num. two. see mwut₂.

riopwong   num. two. see pwong.

riopwuloi   num. two. see pwuloi.

riosop   num. two. see sop₂.

riosu   num. two. see su.

riotumw   num. two. see tumw₁.

rioumw   num. two. see umw₂.

ripe   vt. to move, of covers, lids, tops, louvers, etc., generally of flat items that are parallel to the ground.

ripwada   vi. to leave hastily. ripwahda, vt.

ripwahda   vt. to hasten way. ripwada, vi.

10/28/2017 11:53:07 PM From: KR To: KR. Add karawanda 'to chase away'

ripwaripw   adj. hasty, rash, careless.

ripwilap   n. fungus infection.

ripwiripw₁   adj. covered by a fungus infection, perhaps so-called because of its resemblance to the fish.

ripwiripw₂, also rupwurupw.   n. fish sp., brown-marbled grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus.

ripwitik   n. heat rash, any minor rash.

rir   adj. difficult to locate or understand; hidden, concealed; vague, not obvious. ririh, vt.

riri   n3s. any of the minor appendages (as the antenna or legs) of shrimp, crabs, lobsters, etc.

ririh   vt. to hide₁ behind, to conceal. rir, adj.

ririnderihleng   meing. n. eyelash. cf. ririnmas.

ririnmas   n. (3sg. ririnmese) eyelash. cf. [meing] nihnihrek, ririnderihleng.

ririnmen   n. flock of birds located over a school of fish.

ririnmwomw   n. school of fish.

ririnpwaiso, also rerinpwaiso.   meing. n. a speech given by the Nahnmwarki after an apology is made. cf. kapahrek₁.

rirkenloak   n. two posts in a feasthouse, one of which is located directly to the right of the olopwoud and the other directly in front of it.

11/2/2017 11:30:50 PM From: KR To: KR. Nahs term.

rirlengla   meing. vi. to die. cf. mehla.

rirrirtik   n. dense forest area, where many small trees are growing closely together.

rirtuwenwelih   vi. neut. to follow someone traveling on a trail or a forest path for the purpose of finding out what the person is up to.

risiht   n. receipt. [Eng.]

rit-   vi. to be opened or closed, of anything hinged or attached, as a door, window, etc. Wenihmwo ritidi. The door is closed. riting, vt.

ritidi   vi. to be closed, as a business, office, etc.

11/18/2010 9:15:00 AM From: KR To: KR. rit can be used alone to mean to be closed, as a business, etc. Decide how to deal with this entry.

riting   vt. to open or close₁ anything hinged or attached, as a door or window. rit-, vi.

ro   vi. to be carried on a litter between forward and rear carriers. rowe, vt.

roahs   n. whale.

roake   vt. to take in handfuls; to make a fist.

roakoaroak   n. handful. I kiheng roakoaroak en rakied ehu nan kepo. I put a handful of gravel in the cup.

roam   n. rum. [Eng.]

roang   adj. burned, crisp, of something overcooked.

roangoaroang en sohr   adj. indifferent.

10/29/2017 12:09:35 AM From: KR To: KR. Add rengereng en sohr as an alternative.

roangoaroangsou   vi. to be in the sun.

roangoaroangsoula   vi. to get sunburned.

roapwoahnge   vt. to hold against one's chest; to embrace someone or something, as a mother cradling her child. Liho roapwoahnge nah serio. The woman embraced her child.

roapwoaroapw   1. n. something carried by both hands against the chest. 2. vi. to carry by holding against the chest. 1. E kolokol roapwoaroapw en likou ehu. He is holding a load of clothes. 2. Serio roapwoaroapw rehn ohlo. The child is being held by the man.

roasailap   meing. vi. to sit. Mwohnsapw roasailap pohn tahto. Mwohnsapw sat on the floor. cf. mwohd.

roasoulap, also reseulap.   meing. adj. kind, merciful; generous. cf. kalahngan.

10/29/2017 12:21:15 AM From: KR To: KR. Define the same way as kalahngan.

roaulap mwahn   n. the seating area in a feasthouse that is located between the posts called uhloak on the left and semenloak on the right.

11/2/2017 11:31:22 PM From: KR To: KR. Nahs term.

roaulap pein   n. the seating area in a feasthouse located between the posts called poakinloak and left semenloak.

11/2/2017 11:31:47 PM From: KR To: KR. Nahs term.

roh   n. carrying litter that requires two or more people to carry it; the size of a yam is designated by how many men it takes to carry it; e.g. rohn riemen 'two man yam', rohn pahmen 'four man yam', etc. cf. [meing] rohpapiso.

8/31/2017 9:22:10 AM From: DS To: KR. They share the basic definition of the word.

rohdplok, also roudplok.   1. n. roadblock. 2. vi. to set up roadblock; to block the road. [Eng.] rohdplokih, vt.

rohdplokih, also roudplokih.   vt. to set up a roadblock, to block the road. [rohdplok <Eng.] rohdplok, vi.

Rohi   n. a section (kousapw) in U and Kitti.

Rohi Pah   n. formerly the name of a section (kousapw) in U; now called Diadi.

Rohi Powe   n. formerly the name of a section (kousapw) in U.

rohk   vt. to gather up, to catch with the hands.

rohlak   n. rowlock, oarlock. [Eng.]

rohlikedepw   vi. to fish for shrimp.

Rohmw, also Rom.   n. Rome.

rohng   n. news.

Rohnkitti   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

rohpapiso   meing. n. carrying litter that requires two or more people to carry made for carrying the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. roh.

8/31/2017 9:39:14 AM From: DS To: KR. They share the basic definition fo the word.

rohpe   n. a container for carrying things, such as a food basket.

rohro   n. the act of protecting (something or someone).

rohroh-   vi. to be on its way; bedtime stories are normally concluded in this way. Ahi soaipwoat rohrohwei. My story is on its way to you.

rohrohki   archaic. vt. to be protective of. Ken rohrohki irepensapw. Be protective of your land boundaries.

rohrohpwel   n. a commoner, one destined to serve.

rohs, also wahn rohs.   n. flower, any flowering plant; rose. [Eng.]

Rohsa   n. formerly the title of the Nahnmwarki of Kitti; later given to Oliver Nahnpei the son of Henry Nahnpei, now a title in the Nahnpei family.

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

rohsopwou   vi. to fish for the sp. of fish called sopwou.

roht   n. darkness.

roi   adj. of a place, unsuitable for planting because of being shaded by larger plants.

Roie   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs, formerly called Deh.

roik   vi. to cringe.

rok, also ruk.   vi. to hide₁, to take shelter. cf. [meing] merir.

rokla, also rukla.   vi. to hide₁. cf. [meing] kerirleng.

rokpahs   n. incense holder.

10/29/2017 12:02:55 AM From: KR To: KR. Ask Dave where this is from.

rokumw   n. sp. of small land crab.

rokupadda   1. vi. to play the game, fly-take-a-bat. 2. n. the name of this game. [padda <Jap. battā]

Rom, also Rohmw.   Biblical. n. Romans, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament); Rome, as it is written in the Bible, but pronounced Rohmw. [Eng.]

rommwidi   vi. to appear withdrawn; to calm down.

rong   vt. to hear, to listen; to examine with a stethoscope. cf. [meing] karonge, aipenlenge, elielpaidoke, kapaidoke, aipenlangih, aipenpwonge, aipenpwongih, keidoke.

rongada   vt. to hear information that is possibly unreliable.

10/29/2017 12:48:26 AM From: KR To: KR. Get rid of stethescope part of this definition

rongamwahu   n. good news; good reputation; gospel (Biblical).

rongapar   n. gossip, rumor. cf. kauduhd.

rongen sohpeidi   n. the widow of a Nahnmwarki, a royal widow.

rongkapw   n. current news, recent information.

rongwasa   adj. having a keen sense of hearing.

rop   vi. neut. of Micronesian canoes, to change direction by repositioning the sail.

ropwe   n3s. rooster's comb.

ropwen malek   n. plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.

rorok   adj. contrary to one's expectations.

rorong   slang. vi. to sleep, of children.

ros   vi. to be consumed or used up.

rosario₁   1. n. rosary. 2. vi. to say the rosary. [Spa. rosario]

rosario₂   n. Chloris barbata.

roson   adj. healthy, of human beings.

rosotakai   1. n. a game, involving teams in a game of catch. 2. vi. to play this game.

rot   vi. to be in the dark, to be ignorant.

rotala   vi. to become dark; to act irrationally; to have defective vision.

rotama   n. a dish made of grated Cyrtosperma mixed with bananas and sweetened.

rotapwahk   adj. pitch-black; in the dark, as of one who doesn't know something.

roten pahnwel, also ehden rot.   n. second night after the full moon, twenty-sixth night of the Pohnpeian lunar cycle.

rotensowas   1. n. a kind of magic that enables the user to go unnoticed, as if invisible. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.

rotorot   adj. dark; pagan, uncivilized, uneducated, uncultured, primitive.

rou   n. (3sg. rowi) blame, stigma. Kaidehn ohlo me kawehla ahpw ih me ale rowi. That man did not break it, but he's the one who got the blame.

Roud Ailen   n. Rhode Island. [Eng.]

roudplok, also rohdplok.   1. n. a roadblock. 2. vi. to set up roadblock, to block the road. 1. Polis ko wiahda roudplok ni elen kohla Sokehso. The police set up a roadblock on the road to Sokehs. 2. Polis ko roudplokih elen kohla Sokehso. The police blocked the road to Sokehs. 2. Re roudplok. They blocked the road. [Eng.] roudplokih, vt.

roudplokih, also rohdplokih.   vt. to set up a roadblock, to block the road. Polisko roudplokih elen kohla Sokehso. The police blocked the road to Sokehs. [roudplok <Eng.] roudplok, vi.

rowe   vt. to carry something on a litter between forward and rear carriers. ro, vi.

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

ruhdo   n. coarsely grated tapioca.

ruhl   n. ruler, for measuring. [Eng.]

Ruk   n. Chuuk, formerly known as Truk.

ruk, also rok.   vi. to hide; to take shelter. cf. [meing] merir.

rukihdi   vt. to ambush; to catch in the act.

rukih   vt. to peep; to observe from a hidden position.

rukihdi   vt. to ambush; to catch in the act.

rukla, also rokla.   vi. to hide₁. cf. [meing] kerirleng.

rukoa   vt. to chew, to masticate; to crush. rukoaruk, vi.

rukoaruk   1. vi. neut. to chew; to crush. 2. adj. chewable, as of a soft bone, crispy, as of potato chips. rukoa, vt.

ruksaku   n. backpack, pack, rucksack. [Jap. ryukkusakku < Eng.]

rupwurupw, also ripwiripw₂.   n. fish sp., brown-marbled grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus.

ruwahdek, also urahdek.   1. vi. to be pulled, to be dragged. 2. adj. not quite cooked, of food items that are tested for being cooked by inserting a fine stick. ruwahdeki, vt.

ruwahdekih, also urahdekih.   vt. to pull, to drag. ruwahdek, vi.

ruwek   vi. to be sprained, to be turned, of the ankle.

ruwes   vi. to command, to order. ruwese, vt.

ruwese   vt. see ruwes.

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