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tahleng   1. meing. vi. to laugh. 2. meing. n. laugh, laughter. cf. kouruhr.

tahlengki   meing. vt. to laugh at.

10/31/2017 11:19:21 PM From: KR To: KR. Add kouruhrki as the common language form.

tahmw   n. (3sg. temwe) forehead. cf. [meing] isilap.

tahmwel   n. ring finger.

tahmwele   meing. n3s. ring finger, the finger nearest the baby finger. cf. senditahmwele.

10/31/2017 11:21:58 PM From: KR To: KR. Are the forms listed in the xRef box meing? If so, are they just alternates of tahmwele? Note the inconsistencies in the definitions of the cross-referenced forms. These 'finger' words need to be edited and corrected.

tahp   n. (3sg. tapi) root₂, stump, base of a tree; beginning.

tahpw₁   n. vine sp, vine foliage.

tahpw₂   meing. n. (3sg. tapwi) head. cf. moahng₁.

tahr₁   vt. to attack in a hit and run fashion, of sharks, barracuda, and the species of bird kutoahr.

tahr₂   vt. to trim, as in a haircut, to cut fronds from a coconut palm.

taht   n. floor.

tahta   1. meing. vi. to be given a haircut. 2. n. a haircut. cf. seisei₂.

taia   n. Annona squamosa, edible fruit.

taiang   n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar.

taimen   n. diamond; diamond, the suit in playing cards. [Eng.]

Taitus   Biblical. n. Titus, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]

takai   n. stone, rock, flint of a cigarette lighter.

takaida   vi. to pile stones on firewood in the preparation of an uhmw.

Takai Mwahu   n. the man who held the title of Kirounen Lehdau and who led Madolenihmw's resistance against the Spanish in1890.

10/31/2017 11:09:33 PM From: KR To: KR. Wording.

takaida   vi. to pile stones on firewood in the preparation of an uhmw.

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

takaimei   n. coral head.

takain nansed   n. coral head.

10/31/2017 11:14:44 PM From: KR To: KR. Takaimei and takain nansed are synonymous

takain suksakau   n. see takain sukusuk.

takain sukusuk, also takain suksakau.   n. a stone used to pound kava roots; a kava stone.

takain were   n3s. Adam's apple.

takain wudeh   n. a stone placed in front of an entrance to a house, used to wipe one's feet on. cf. [meing] litehmwahu.

takainpei   n. thirteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fourth night after the first quarter of the lunar cycle. Takainpei iei pwohng keisek siluh en nan ehu sounpwong. Takainpei is the thirteenth night of the month.

3/23/2018 1:44:18 PM From: KR To: KR. Not a night of the month.

takainwel   vi. to informally drink kava; to illicitly drink kava without inviting the Nahnmwarki.

takaipwet   n. coral head.

takatek, also tekatek.   1. n. plant sp., a medicinal plant. 2. adj. thorny, spiny.

taked   n. pompadour, a roll in the hair in the front of the head.

tal   1. vi. to make a click-like sound; Tsk Tsk! 2. n. any click-like sound.

tala   n. dollar. [Eng.]

tamataman   vt. to remember, to recall. cf. [meing] edinlenge, edinlangih, loalehdi, salikihr.

tamwais   n. fish sp., a mature humphead parrotfish (kemeik) Bolbometopon muricatus, normally found within the lagoon and near reefs.

tamwarok   n. fish sp., Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes). surgeonfish, Acanthurus gahhm; normally found on the barrier reef.

tamwatamw   vi. to lick. tamwe, vt.

tamwe   vt. to lick. tamwatamw, vt.

tamwetamwe, also sendimesemese.   n3s. index finger.

tan, also ten₁.   adj. congealed, colloidal, thick, viscous.

tang   vi. to run; to flee; to swim, of fish. tenge, vt.

tangahki   vt. to operate a vehicle or a machine.

tangdowi   vi. to flee, to escape, to run away.

tantal   adj. admirable, very popular, of a person.

tantol   n. tree sp.

7/4/2016 10:52:17 AM From: DS To: KR. I don't know this tree. It is from Cantero.

tapaker, also tipaker₁.   n. plant sp., tobacco, Nicotrina tabacum; any rough-cut tobacco. [Eng.]

tapiada, also tapihda.   vt. to begin, to start. tep₁, vi.

tapihda   vt. see tapiada.

tapwur   vi. to roll, typically of heavy objects.

tat₁   vi. neut. to lay a floor. tete, vt.

tat₂   vi. to writhe, of a fish when poisoned; to jump around aimlessly after being poisoned by the method called uhpaup; to be in a state of intense disgust or anger; to be dizzy from inhaling tobacco smoke. tatki, vt.

tatki   vt. to vehemently hate. tat₂, vi.

tau   vi. to fall in the water with a splashing sound.

taur   vt. to weigh down.

tautawi, also toutowi.   n3s. weight.

te   num. cl. used in counting leaves or sheets of paper. tehn tuhke riete two leaves, tehn doaropwe isite seven sheets of paper.

-te   sent. adv. just₁, only; still (when suffixed to reduplicated verbs). Ohlohte kangala rais koaros. Just that man ate up all the rice. E tangatangete. He's still running.

teh   n3s. leaf; sheet, page.

tehdak   n. dry banana leaf.

tehi   n. mat, used as cover; sheet, as for bedding. cf. [meing] uhrelleng.

10/31/2017 11:31:44 PM From: KR To: KR. Define uhrelleng the same way.

tehi mweinlikou   n. patchwork quilt.

tehiap, also likoht.   n. bird sp., short eared owl, Asio flammeus ponapensis.

tehk₁   vt. to keep an eye on, to check on, to keep track of. petehk, vi. cf. [meing] tehlangih.

tehk₂   n. duck₂, Aythra fuligula. [Eng.]

tehkinwel   n. bird sp., shoveller, Spatula clypeata.

tehkuhk   adj. nice.

tehla   vt. to line or cover with leaves.

tehlangih   vt. to keep an eye on, to check on, to keep track of. tehleng, vi.

tehlap   1. adj. wide, broad. 2. n. green banana leaves.

tehlapalap   1. n. (3sg. tehlepelepen peh) the inner part of the hand. 2. meing. vi. to pass an object in the traditional form of respect. cf. nanpeh.

tehleng   vi. to be kept track of, to be checked on, to be kept under a watchful eye. tehlangih, vt.

tehmetei   n. plant sp., musk mallow, Abelmoschus moschatus.

tehn kiam   n. tribute.

tehn mwomwinsapw   n. a feasthouse having three center posts, located inland.

tehn sepwikin, also pahn 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.

tehn₁   adj. empty. cf. [meing] sedar.

tehn₂   n. ten, in cards. [Eng.]

tehndipw   n. leaf of grass.

tehnehd, also tehnied.   n. empty bag or sack.

tehnied   n. see tehnehd.

tehnihr   n. fan. cf. [meing] irlapiso.

tehnioas   n. pinnate leaf of the ivory palm.

tehnkehl   n. stalk, of coconuts.

tehnkehs   n. a playing card; a deck of playing cards.

tehnlap   adj. bully.

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

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

tehnlikih   vt. to decorate. Ihs me kak tehnlikih nahso? Who is going to be able to decorate the feasthouse? tehnlik, vi.

tehnlikinsapw, also sohte tihnsowe.   n. fern sp., Ophioglossum pendulum.

tehnlikinwel   n. fern sp., Antrophyum callifolium.

tehnmei   n. breadfruit leaf.

tehnmwel   1. meing. vi. to play; to engage in recreation. 2. meing. n. game, recreation, drama. tehnmwele, vt. cf. mwadong.

tehnmwele   meing. vt. to play with. tehnmwel, vi. cf. mwadonge.

tehnpar   n. frond of a sprouting coconut.

tehnpas   meing. n. building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief. cf. ihmw.

tehnpas sarawi   meing. n. a temple, church, or a place of worship. cf. ihmw sarawi.

tehnpese   meing. poss. cl. a possessive classifier used in honorific speech in place of the common language classifier imwe. cf. imwe.

tehnpilei   n. a playing card.

tehnpit   n. pandanus leaf.

tehnseu   n. fish sp., snapper, Lutjanus kasmira.

tehnwar   meing. n. canoe, vehicle, vessel belonging to the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken; spirit medium. cf. wahr.

tehnwere   meing. n. (3sg. tehnwere, tehnwarahr) a possessive classifier used for vehicles belonging to Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. were₂.

tehp₁   n. a kick. cf. [meing] enginpwel.

tehp₂   n. fish sp., Caranx.

tehpahu   meing. n. vagina. cf. pihpi, pie.

tehpel   1. n. table; party. 2. vi. to give a party. [Eng.]

tehpel en awai n. buffet. vi. to have a buffet.

tehpel werek, also tehpel perek.     n. a sit down meal, one in which the food is arranged so that individuals may sit next to one another while eating.   vi. to participate in this kind of meal.

tehpel perek, also tehpel werek.   1. n. a sit down meal, one in which the food is arranged so that individuals may sit next to one another while eating. 2. vi. to participate in this kind of meal.

tehpel werek, also tehpel perek.   1. n. a sit down meal, one in which the food is arranged so that individuals may sit next to one another while eating. 2. vi. to participate in this kind of meal.

tehr   vt. to tear; to criticize. tei₂, teirek, vi.

tehrek   vi. to creak or squeak; to make a tearing or grating noise.

tehreng   n. dead leaf of a banana tree.

tehte kepikipik   adj. natural resource.

tehte₁   1. n. any substance with a fragrant odor that is added to coconut oil to give it a pleasant smell. 2. vi. to be added, of any substance with a fragrant odor. 1. Miehier tehtehn ahmw leho? Do you have a fragrant substance for your oil? 2. Ahmw lehn tehtehier de saik? Has your oil been mixed with a fragrant substance or not yet? tehteh, vt.

tehte₂   n. resource. Sohte atail tehte pwe kitail en wiahkihda kenen pwihk Pohnpei. We have no resources for producing pig feed on Pohnpei.

10/22/2016 9:57:31 AM From: KR To: KR. Note the usage of pwe.... en here.

tehteh   vt. to add a substance with a fragrant odor to coconut oil to give it a pleasant smell. tehte₁, vi.

tehtehn likamwada   interj. an expression used when another attempts to cover up his embarrassment.

tehtehn mahwin   n. weapon.

tehtehn nan ihmw   n. furniture.

tehtehn paliesed   n. marine resource.

tehtehn palioamoar   n. land resource.

tehtehn peh   n3s. weapon, arms; an implement; anything that determines wealth on Pohnpei.

tehtik, also tehtikitik.   adj. narrow.

tehtikitik   adj. see tehtik.

tei₁   num. other; functions like an ordinal numeral. ohl teio that other man; teikan others.

tei₂   vi. to be torn. tehr, vt.

teik   n. story₁, of a building.

teike   n. sheath knife, hunting knife, diving knife, dagger.

tein amwise   n. mosquito net.

tein upuhp   n. a sheet, as for bedding.

10/31/2017 11:33:30 PM From: KR To: KR. Define the same way as tei with the same cross-reference.

teip   n. tape, braid, ribbon for sewing. [Eng.]

teipahini   archaic. vi. to converse.

teirek   adj. to be torn, to be worn out. tehr, vt.

tek   n. horizontal pleats in a dress.

tekatek, also takatek.   1. n. plant sp., a medicinal plant. 2. adj. thorny, spiny.

teke₁   n3s. thorn.

teke₂, also tekih.   vt. to make horizontal pleats in a dress.

tekehda   vt. to initiate, to start something.

tekemwer   n. a taro cultivar.

tekenwel   n. vine sp., Antrophyum alatum.

teki   n. turkey. [Eng.]

tekih, also teke₂.   vt. to make horizontal pleats (in a dress).

tekipwel   vi. to have an infection under a nail.

tekitek   n. vine sp., Hoya schneei.

Teksas, also Deksas.   n. Texas. [Eng.]

tel   vi. to be lucky, to be fortunate, of one normally unlucky or of no consequence; to be lucky at the expense of someone else's misfortune.

4/11/2018 9:24:41 AM From: KR To: DS. Please check this definition and compare it the definition we have for katele.

temenek   vi. of children, to become suddenly homesick.

tempel   1. vi. to rhythmically pound₁ a kava stone. 2. n. a stage in the pounding of kava during which two rhythms are heard; a steady rhythm and an improvised pattern.

Temwen   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw; a large island off the coast of Madolenhimw where the Saudeleur built Nan Madol; the principal residence of the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw.

temwen ihmw   n. gable of a building.

temwetemwe   meing. n3s. the finger next to the forefinger. cf. senditemwetemwe.

10/22/2016 9:46:20 AM From: KR To: DS. Note that the cross-referenced forms are defined somewhat differently.

10/4/2017 11:54:05 AM From: DS To: KR. No, temwetemwe and tahmwele are two different things.

temwetemwenmas   adj. generous in contributing material goods to feasts.

ten₁, also tan.   adj. congealed, colloidal, thick, viscous.

ten₂   n. ton. [Eng.]

tenek   1. vi. to be hung up; to be weighed. 2. n. judgement. teneki, vt. cf. [meing] kedeuleng.

5/17/2017 10:19:05 AM From: DS To: KR. It shares the nominal meaning.

tenek kisinmei   1. n. a type of spearfishing done by baiting a line with a small breadfruit and then spearing the fish when they come to eat. 2. vi. to spearfish in this manner.

teneki   vt. to hang; to weigh; to examine, to diagnose, to make a choice, to guess. tenek, vi. cf. [meing] kedeulangih.

tener   1. n. tenor. 2. vi. to sing tenor. [Eng.]

teng   adj. tight.

tengala   vi. to get stuck.

tenge   vt. to run to. tang, vi.

tengen lehk, also tengin lehk.   adj. stingy.

tenger   vt. to contract or constrict the vagina during intercourse.

tengin lehk, also tengen lehk.   adj. stingy.

tenihr   1. n. waterfall. 2. meing. vi. to cry, to weep, to moan. cf. seng.

tenihrlap   meing. n. (3sg. tenihlapahr) tears. cf. pilenmas.

tenipei   n. fish sp., a sp. of shark.

tenter₁   n. cricket.

tenter₂   n. time interval between kutoarenpil and ngilen amwise.

7/6/2015 12:15:18 PM From: KR To: KR. Note that these definitions start to get circular. We need to give a more general definition before the more specific one.

tep₁, also tepida.   vi. to begin, to start. tapihda, tapiada, vt.

tep₂   vi. to kick. tepek, vt.

tepek   vt. to kick. tep₂, vi. cf. [meing] enginpwelih, enginpwele.

tepel, also tepil.   n. devil. [Eng.]

tepida, also tep₁.   vi. to begin, to start.

tepil, also tepel.   n. devil. [Eng.]

tepin kepehiso   meing. n3s. the upper part of thigh. cf. tepindang.

12/2/2017 9:18:33 AM From: KR To: DS. Look at all the words for thigh in the English finder list and correct what we have.

tepindang   n. (3sg. tepindenge) the upper part of the thigh. cf. tepin kepehiso.

tepinkasang   meing. n. (3sg. tepinkesenge) neck. cf. tepinwer.

tepinwer   n. (3sg. tepinwere) neck. cf. [meing] tepinkasang.

tepinwer medek   1. n. stiff neck. 2. vi. to have a stiff neck.

tepw   1. vi. to develop many branches, of a yam. 2. n. growth stage of a yam in which many branches have developed.

tepwasang   vi. to peel off, as of skin or paint.

tepwedi   1. vi. to have an abrasion or superficial wound. 2. n. an abrasion or superficial wound.

tepwtoal   n. fourth growth stage of a yam, when the vines stop growing and the leaves remain healthy and turn dark green; the tuber is believed to grow to its maximum length during this stage, July through October.

10/27/2013 11:25:45 AM From: KR To: KR. Make sure all these yam growth stages are treated the same way and that there is a way to search for them in the finder list.

tepwuk, also oahr, tuhken amwise.   n. plant sp., Premna serratifolia.

terihla   meing. vi. to be drowned, to be submerged, resulting in the loss of life. cf. duhla.

tesin   n. dozen. [Eng.]

tete   vt. to floor. tat₁, vi.

tetempala   meing. vi. to be quiet. cf. nennenla.

tetensik   meing. vi. to be awake. cf. pepehd.

teuk   vt. to scoop food. teuteu, vi.

teuteu   vi. neut. to scoop. Kumwail tepida teuteu pwe e pwandalahr. Start to scoop because it is already late.

ti   vi. of a spirit, to possess or inhabit a human body.

tiahk   n. (3sg. tiahke, tieke) custom, manner, behavior, culture.

tiahk en sahpw   n. customs of the land, typically with reference to Pohnpeian customs and traditions.

tiahk mwahu   adj. well behaved.

tiahk pwelipwel   1. polite. n. masturbation, any sexual activity that is considered shameful. 2. vi. to masturbate, to engage in shameful sexual activity.

tiahken wahu   n. customs of honor and respect.

tiahken waii   n. foreign customs or ways.

tiahksuwed   adj. mischievious. tiahksuwedih, vt.

tiahksuwedih   vt. to harm. tiahksuwed, adj.

tiak₁   vt. to step on.

tiakidi   vt. to disturb or interrupt a serious activity, such as the drinking of kava. Ke dehr tiakidi aht sakau. Don't disturb our kava drinking.

tiak₂, also tiakada.   vt. to start a song.

tiakada   vt. to start a song.

tiakahk suwed   adj. rough. Ahlo me tiakahk suwed. The road is rough.

tiakidi   vt. to disturb or interrupt a serious activity, such as the drinking of kava. Ke dehr tiakidi aht sakau. Don't disturb our kava drinking.

tiala   vi. to step forward; to pass over.

tiati₁   1. n. earring. 2. vi. to wear earrings. 1. Sohte en liho tiati. The woman has no earrings. 2. E tiati kisin kohl. She wears golden earrings. tie₁, vt.

tiati₂   1. adj. of or relating to the foot. 2. vi. to be stepped upon. 1. Misihn tiati malaulaula ansou wet. Pedal sawing machines are rare at this time.

tie₁   vt. to wear earrings; to hang from the ear. tiati₁, vi.

tie₂   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for earrings.

tie₃   n. deer, Cervu elaphus. [Eng.]

tieke   n3s. one's own ways.

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

tiekopil   vi. to gather kopil, a sp. of clam found in the mangrove swamp, by feeling for them in the mud with one's feet.

tielangih, also tielenge.   meing. vt. to visit, to call on. cf. pwarek.

tieleng   meing. n. visitation. Mwohnsapw wia sapwellim tieleng. Mwohnsapw made his visitation. cf. pas₄.

tielenge , also tielangih.   meing. vt. to visit, to call on. Mwohnsapw tielenge luweto. Mwohnsapw visited the sick person. cf. pwarek.

tiemwur   vi. to arrive at someone's home just after he has departed for fishing or hunting, believed to bring bad luck. tiemwurih, vt.

tiemwurih   vt. see tiemwur.

tieng   vi. to go first, to precede, to start early.

tieniei   n. fire that is below the ground, as in a volcano.

tienleng   meing. n. a pole or stick for carrying a water container; the heavens above.

tienpwel₁   meing. n3s. heel. cf. keimwinneh.

tienpwel₂   meing. n. the first day of a funeral (after sohpai₁, the day when the death occurred); also the burial day and the day when the family prepares the funeral feast of mwurilik. cf. rahnenserdi.

tiensapw   n. assembly of men.

tiepene, also tihpene.   1. vi. to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer. 2. n. meeting, convention, conference.

tiepoans   n. a kava plant, decorated with ornamental plants.

tiepwel   1. meing. n. feast given for a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken when he recovers from an illness. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

tiesemwe   vt. to hinder, to obstruct, to impede.

tih₁   n. name of the letter t, the nineteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /t̻/, a voiceless lamino-alveolar stop.

tih₂   n3s. bone.

tihada, also tihda.   vi. to enter a body, as a spirit entering the body of a possessed person.

tihda, also tihada.   vi. to enter a body, as a spirit entering the body of a possessed person.

tiher, also ohtier.   interj. Oh dear, oh my gosh! [Eng. dear]

tihkipene   vt. to assemble for a purpose.

11/1/2017 6:29:58 PM From: KR To: KR. Cross-reference this to tiepene (vi).

tihlap   n. a common man married to a high ranking woman, literally 'big bone'.

tihle   1. n. sty, swelling of the rim of the eyelid. 2. vi. to have a sty.

tihlepe   n3s. spinal column.

tihmw   n. in the game peisihr, the area where the reeds are thrown against the ground.

tihmwele, also senditihmwele.   n3s. the finger next to the forefinger. cf. [meing] lahpele.

1/23/2017 8:45:09 AM From: DS To: KR. Cantero's definition is troubling to me. I need to make verification.

10/7/2017 11:28:54 AM From: KR To: KR. Are tihmwele, senditihmwele, and temwetemwe all meing and alternates of each other? There's a problem with this entry. We need to look at the words for finger in the English finder list.

tihn kahmam   n. food unworthy to be fed to guests.

tihn kopwou   n. (3sg. tihn kopwowi) rib.

tihn moange   n3s. skull.

tihn mwaremware   n3s. breastbone.

tihn peden were   n3s. collarbone.

tihn soumedek   n. back pain.

tihnahu pah   n. (3sg. tihnewe pah) lower jaw.

tihnain   vi. to recover, to grow healthy after an illness.

tihnau   n. (3sg. tihnewe) jaw.

11/30/2017 10:24:10 AM From: KR To: DS. Meing form?

2/2/2018 3:45:53 PM From: DS To: DS. I don't know the maing counterpart.

tihnau powe   n. (3sg. tihnewe powe) upper jaw.

tihndang   n. (3sg. tihndenge) thighbone, femure.

tihnleng   meing. adj. frustrated, tense, worrying. cf. tihwo.

tihnmwomw   n. a hard core-like abnormal growth sometimes found in breadfruit.

tihnsau   n. (3sg. tihnsewe) backbone, back, the dorsal part of the human body or the upper surface of animals.

tihnsauriau   n. a large pig or turtle.

tihnsautipw   n. humpback, as a consequence of a broken back.

tihpene, also tiepene.   1. vi. to assemble, to meet, to convene, to confer. 2. n. meeting, convention, conference. 1. Weliepe ko tihpene nan nesen Onohnleng. The representatives assembled at the Onohnleng feasthouse.

tihpw₁   n. a pair of split hibiscus sticks used for lifting hot stones off an uhmw. cf. [meing] pwerus en uhmw, pahnmwei.

tihpw₂   n. bend or curve; bay or inlet.

tihrereng   adj. skinny, bony; strained.

Tihsempe   n. December. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Pohnwahu.

tiht   n. bird spp., name for three species of birds; Caroline Islands white-eye, Zosterops semperi; gray white-eye, Zosterops cinereus; long-billed white-eye, Rukia longirostra.

tihti   adj. thin, skinny; of fish, bony.

tihwo   adj. frustrated, tense, worrying. cf. [meing] tihnleng.

tihwohla   vi. to become frustrated or troubled; to be worried.

tika   slang. adj. nonsensical, untruthful.

tikahp, also utinwel, utisel.   n. banana sp., Musa textilis, mostly eaten cooked.

tikapaur   adj. extremely untruthful; hypocritical, saying the opposite of what one believes to be true.

tikel   n. wrist or ankle bone.

tikel en neh   n3s. ankle bone.

tikele   n3s. ankle bone, wrist bone.

tikelekel   adj. knotty, protruding.

tikelekelada   vi. to protrude, to stick out. Kapehd en liho tikelekelada. That woman's stomach stuck out.

tikida   vi. to grow up in a location or condition. I tikida semwehmwe. I grew up poor.

tikilehtik   meing. n3s. small or baby finger, the pinky. cf. senditik.

tikitik   adj. small, little, young.

tikpeieng   adj. said of one who regularly makes small contributions to feasts or parties (a positive virtue).

tile   vt. to carry or lift something that can be lightly suspended with one hand; to pick up with the thumb and the forefinger. tintil, vi.

tilekek   vi. to be hanging, to be suspended.

tilepe   n3s. handle.

Timoti   Biblical. n. Timothy (spelled Timoty in the Bible), two books in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament), 1 Timoty and 2 Timoty. [Eng.]

timpeseng   vi. to be broken into pieces or parts.

timwen paipenleng, also tumwen paipenleng.   meing. n. age, of a Nahnmwarki. Timwen paipenleng depe? How old is the Nahnmwarki? cf. sounpar.

timwenpwel   meing. n. (3sg. timwenpwele, timwenpwelihr) heel. cf. keimwinneh.

11/30/2017 10:23:52 AM From: KR To: KR. Note problem with the cross-reference.

timwi   n3s. pointed end. Timwin ahken kodering en keng. The pointed end of the husking stick is sharp.

timwih   vt. to sneer, to sniff in a show of scorn.

timwir   n. plant sp., a medicinal plant.

timwou   vi. to snuffle or sniff, audibly and repeatedly.

tintil   vi. to be carried or lifted, of something that can be lightly suspended with one hand. tile, vt. see tile.

tip   meing. vi. to be full, after eating. cf. med.

tipaker₁, also tapaker.   n. plant sp., tobacco, Nicotrina tabacum; any rough-cut tobacco. [Eng.]

tipaker₂   n. fish sp.

tipatip   adj. burning, of a pain.

tipe   vi. to do in moderation.

tiperek   n. breeze, light wind.

tipw₁   vi. to be broken, of any long object; to crackle; to be interrupted, of a song. tipwang, vt.

timpeseng   vi. to be broken into pieces or parts.

tipw₂   vi. to be cut with scissors or shears; to be picked up with a pair of sticks, of hot rocks from an uhmw. tipwa, vt.

tipwa   vt. to cut with scissors or shears; to pick up hot rocks from an uhmw with a pair of sticks. tipw₂, vi.

tipwahk, also dipwahk.   1. polite. vi. to eat. 2. n. food.

tipwahkih   see tipwahk.

tipwakapi   meing. n. banana leaves used for holding any consumable for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. ikin tehn uht.

tipwalapwal   adj. making a slapping or banging noise.

tipwang   vt. to break any long object. tipw₁, vi.

tipwatipw   1. adj. brittle, fragile. 2. n. a sugar cane cultivar.

Tipwen Dongalap   n. a formerly independent section of Nett that predated the rule of the Saudeleur.

Tipwen Kehpei   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

tipwenge   vt. to hold in one's arms. E tipwengehda liho. He held the woman in his arms.

tipwengen peh   n3s. elbow, crook of the arm, forearm; measurement of arms length when constructing a canoe. cf. [meing] keulap.

tipwennill   vi. to be extremely thirsty.

tipwensapwasapw   n. a yam tuber left in the ground for further growth.

tipwingi   vi. to undergo a tooth extraction.

tipwitipw   adj. crackling, sound of something breaking.

tir   adj. hourglass or funnel shaped; narrowing; thin waisted.

tiriepwong   n. eleventh night of the month in the traditional calendar, the second night after the first quarter in the lunar cycle. Tiriepwong iei pwohng keisek ehu nan ehu sounpwong. Tiriepwong is the eleventh night of the month.

titin   n. tree sp., Heliotropium foertherianum.

toahkoi   n. low cloud, one touching the mountains; fog.

toahkte   n. doctor. [Eng.]

toahl₁   n. doll. [Eng.]

toahl₂   n. coal.

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

toaloamoak   adj. attractive dark brown skin color.

toamwoarok   n. fish sp., black surgeonfish.

toantoal   adj. black.

toantoalennanmas   n3s. pupil and iris of the eye. cf. [meing] likamaropeleng, limarepeileng.

tohk   n. stump of a tree; widow of a man with a ranking title; those with whom one has had sexual intercourse.

tohl   n. (3sg. tole) clitoris. cf. [meing] opwudenkod, .

tohmw   n. a ceremony of conflict resolution, presided over by the Nahnmwarki; reconciliation, atonement.

tohn₁   adj. crowded with people.

tohn₂   n. member of; inhabitant of; participant of; this word is typically written attached to the word it precedes.

tohndipwinsou   n. children and stepchildren of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.

tohndoadoahk   Biblical. n. a worker or disciple. Sapwellimen Sises tohndoadoahk kan kin ieiiangseli. Jesus's disciples followed him all over.

tohnkapar   1. vi. to attend a feast or party without contributing provisions. 2. n. a person attending a feast or party without contributing provisions. tohnkepere, vt.

tohnkepere   vt. see tohnkapar.

tohnkihpim   n. a yam cultivar. [Eng. don't keep him]

tohnleng   n. angel.

tohnmetei   vi. to sacrifice for the good of others, to work without pay, to volunteer.

tohnmeteikihla   vt. to forgive and forget.   interj. Forget it!

tohnpadahk   n. disciple, one who spreads the preachings of Jesus (Biblical); participant in a learning session; intern. I wia tohnpadahk ong ei sounpadahk. I am an intern for my instructor.

tohnsampah   n. inhabitants of the earth. Kaidehn tohnsampah pwon me kasarawi Kirisimas. Not everyone in the world celebrates Christmas.

tohnsukuhl   n. student.

tohnwiesakau   n. one who prepares kava.

tohr₁   sent. adv. only, exclusively. Mehn U tohr me iang kamadipw. Only the people from U participated in the feast.

tohr₂   vt. to slide by pushing or pulling. tohrek, vi.

tohrek   vi. to be slid by pushing or pulling. tohr₂, vt.

tohrohr   vi. to be independent, to be different, to be excluded from the group, to be special.

tohto   adj. many, much, numerous, plentiful.

tohtowe   n3s. total amount.

toik   n. fish sp., damsel fish, Paraglyphidodon melas.

tok₁   vi. to be ended, terminated, or stopped; to be amputated.

11/1/2017 7:11:43 PM From: KR To: KR. Add tuk as an alternate pronunciation.

tok₂   adj. old, of things; worn out.

tokedi   vi. to stop abruptly, to cease abruptly.

token laid   n. the first catch of a new net before the fish are offered to the Nahnmwarki.

token likou   n. rag.

token tuhke   n. stump of a tree.

tokenmoang   1. vi. to play tricks on people at a wake, done to cheer the family; a funeral custom involving smearing mud and ashes on the faces of mourners, or cutting their hair, done by the family of the deceased, typically after the burial; in the past, it sometimes also involved trying to sink the canoes of the mourners so they could not leave. 2. n. trick done at a wake.

toki   poss. cl. a possessive classifier for individuals with whom one has had sexual intercourse.

8/15/2017 9:46:34 AM From: KR To: KR. What should be starred here? Have I starred all classifiers, as *classifier? Do this for all possessive and numeral classifiers.

tokpaur   adj. old; dirty.

tokutok, also tukutuk.   1. n. leprosy, leper; a breadfruit disease. 2. vi. to have leprosy; of breadfruit, to have the disease called tokutok.

tom   vi. to stomp, to make a thudding noise with the foot. tomur, vt.

tomur   vt. to stomp on. tom, vi.

tomw   vi. to seek reconciliation or forgiveness.

Tomwara   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti, Nett, and Sokehs.

Tomwara Pah   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs and Kitti.

Tomwara Powe   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

Tomwoarolong, also Tomwara.   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

topw   vi. to be blistered. Neho topwala. His/her foot blistered.

topwuk   n. tree sp., Premna gaudichaudii, commonly used when making fire by friction, also used medicinally and in the manufacture of the traditional drum (aip).

tot   adj. overripe, of tuberous plants.

totopai   n. bird sp., cicada bird, Edolisoma tenvirostre inseperatum.

tou   n. contribution, donation.

touk   vt. to scoop out; to eat with a utensil. toutou₂, vi.

toukihda   vt. to contribute.

toukipene   vt. to have a mutual or common burden.

toulap   n. great work, work and services render to the Nahnmwarki or the chiefdome sometimes life-long service required by the Nahnmwarki of any Pohnpeian males, including labor and expressions of deference, etiquette, and obedience.

tourek   adj. heavy.

tourengid   adj. excessively heavy.

toutik   n. minor work, such as participation in wars, athletic events, and other competitive activities on behalf of the Nahnmwarki.

toutou₁   adj. heavy, weighty; sluggish; melancholy, sad. toutouki, vt.

toutouki   vt. to be unhappy or reluctant about something.

toutou₂   vi. neut. to scoop out; to eat with a spoon. touk, vt.

toutouki   vt. to be unhappy or reluctant about something. toutou₂

toutowi, also tautawi.   n3s. weight.

towe   n. inhabitant; population; inmate.

towehda   vt. to become a member, inhabitant, or participant of.

towehla   vt. to take up residence in.

towetowe   vi. to be a member.

troahli   n. narrow gauge train₁. [Jap. torōrī < Eng. trolley]

tu   vi. to meet. Irail tuhpene ni kamadipwo. They met at the feast.

tuhpene   vi. to meet; to make sexual contact; to cross paths.

tuhweng   vt. to meet someone; to make sexual contact; to confront someone.

tuh   n. upright breather roots of the mangrove tree.

tuhke   n. tree, plant, lumber, wood.

tuhke karisihn   n. kerosene plant, Falcataria moluccana.

tuhke pahm   Biblical. n. palm tree. [pahm <Eng. palm]

tuhke wah pwonopwon duwehte tehn sele   n. plant sp., Physalis angulata.

tuhkehn kilin waii   n. candle bush, also called ringworm bush, Senna alata, used in the treatment of the disease called kilin waii.

tuhkehn kirismas   n. Christmas tree; Norfolk Island pine₂, Araucaria excelsa.

tuhkehn kisinpwil, also pwohn kisinpwil, tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil, tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil kerengireng.   n. plant sp., Polygala paniculata.

tuhkehn kopwopwoud   n. plant sp., which has bunches of flowers resembling a bouquet.

tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil, also pwohn kisinpwil, tuhkehn kisinpwil, tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil kerengireng.   n. plant sp., Polygala paniculata.

tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil kerengireng   n. see tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil.

tuhkehn wieihmw   n. lumber.

tuhken amwise, also oahr, tepwuk.   n. plant sp., Premna serratifolia.

tuhneinihr   meing. vt. to visit, to call on someone who is sick. cf. pwarek.

tuhnge   meing. vt. to visit royalty when they are sick in bed.

2/21/2018 9:42:51 AM From: KR To: all. There is no specific common equivalent.

tuhnmall   n. a medicinal bush.

tuhpene   vi. to meet; to make sexual contact; to cross paths.

tuhpenehn pwopwoud   polite. n. sexual intercourse.

tuhweng   vt. to meet someone; to make sexual contact; to confront someone.

tuki   n3s. stub, stump.

tukutuk, also tokutok.   1. n. leprosy, leper; a breadfruit disease. 2. vi. to have leprosy; of breadfruit, to have the disease called tukutuk.

tumpwoar   n. nasal sound; cleft palate.

tumw₁   num. cl. used in counting gusts of wind. tumwenieng riotumw two gusts of wind.

tumw₂, also tomw.   vi. to take a heavy step. He tumw nan tato. He took heavy steps on the floor.

11/1/2017 7:15:02 PM From: KR To: KR. Look at tomw and correct all related forms.

tumwe   n3s. nose. cf. [meing] keinuhnu, sisipwai.

11/1/2017 6:38:11 PM From: KR To: KR. Change to timwe; add tihmw as an independent form. Also change in honoritic forms.

tumwen paipenleng, also timwen paipenleng.   meing. n. year; age, of a Nahnmwarki. Mwohnsapw tumwen paipenleng depe? How old is Mwohnsapw? cf. sounpar.

2/13/2018 5:45:15 PM From: DS To: KR. DS: I am having difficulty equating the Eng. and Pohnpeian because they are not the same. The Pohnpeian a term 'sounpare depe' literally means how many years not proper to say in Eng. How old is equivalent to 'ia wen mah'.

tumwenieng   n. gust of wind.

tumwohki   vt. to consider smelly; to be sick of.

tumwpak   adj. flat nosed, pug-nosed.

tungoal   1. vi. to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion. 2. humiliative. n. communion; also used with ah₁ possessive pronouns as a humiliative marker. tungoale, vt.

11/27/2010 7:13:00 PM From: KR To: KR. Give example of humiliative usage.

tungoale   humiliative. vt. to consume, to eat or drink; to receive communion. tungoal, vi.

tupwal   vi. to make a slapping noise by slapping or striking two flat objects together.

tupweiklas   n. spyglass, telescope, binoculars. [Eng.]

tutuwi   n. bird sp., white-browed rail₁.

tuwel   vt. to shake, of one's head; to sway. tuwelek, vi.

tuwelek   vi. see tuwel.

tuwi   n. firewood.

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