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Pohnpeian-English (alpha)

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da   interr. what. Pwuhk da? What book?

-da   verb. suff. upward; used with adjectives with an inchoative meaning; with verbs of cooking, detaching, wearing, and acquisition it signals the action has been carried through to its logical conclusion; with verbs of perception or thinking it indicates the thing being perceived or thought of has suddenly come into one's consciousness; with some verbs naming bodily activities it is used to indicate that an action was performed accidentally. dou climb, douda climb upward; katik bitter, katikada get bitter; kukih cook (it), kukihda cook (it) up; taman remember, tamanda suddenly remember; kang eat, kangada accidentally eat.

dadimai   1. vi. neut. to finish roofing a house, accompanied by a feast. 2. n. the name of the feast. [Jap. tatemae]

dah   1. interr. what. 2. sent. adv. yes? 1. Kowe me wahdo apeho? Dah? Are you the one who brought that thing? What?

dahda   archaic. n. omen, warning.

dahduwe   interr. see daduwe.

dahkei   interr. what things?, plural. Dahkei mwo? What are those?

dahkihla   vt. to watch intently. dahla, vi.

dahkot   interr. what thing?, singular. Dahkot men? What is that?

dahl   n. coconut cup, dish, plate.

dahl sarawi   n. chalice, employed in the Catholic mass.

dahla   vi. to watch intently; to be spellbound, to be stupified. dahkihla, vt.

dahlimw   vi. neut. to mop, to sponge off, to wipe; to take a sponge bath. dahlimwe, dahlimwih, vt. cf. [meing] limwahdak.

dahlimwih   vt. see dahlimwe.

dahm   n. (3sg. deme) outrigger of a canoe.

dahme   1. interr. what. 2. interr. used in combination with the suffix -ki to mean why. 1. Dahme ke wia aio? What did you do yesterday? 2. Dahme ke kohkihdo? Why did you come here?

dahmwar   1. meing. vi. to give a title. 2. meing. n. the conveyance of a title. cf. pwekimwar.

dahng   n. (3sg. denge) thigh. cf. [meing] kepehiso.

dahnge   interr. what, implying enumeration. Dahnge me ke pahn wahdo? What are you going to bring?

dahpw, also depw.   n. tub. [Eng.]

dahpwohlin   n. tarpaulin. [Eng.]

dahr   1. vi. to roll; of fish, to school₁ during spawning season. 2. adj. quick, in motion.

dahrkipene   archaic. vt. to bring together, to assemble. E dahrkipene aramas ekei. He assembled some people.

dahu   1. n. channel, canal, a passage in a reef. 2. polite. n. (3sg. dewe) anus, vagina.

daia   n. tire. [Eng.]

daiasu   n. ship, usually one made of steel. [Jap. ?]

daid   vi. to be distressed, uneasy, anxious, to be uptight. [Eng. tight]

daidowa   n. war, particularly the second world war; dispute; very old. [Jap. daitōa]

daiker   n. tiger. [Eng.]

daikong   n. radish. [Jap. daikon]

daiksang, also deiksang.   n. carpenter, carpentry. [Jap. daikusan]

dail   1. n. tile. 2. vi. to lay tile. [Eng.] dailih, vt.

dailih   vt. [dail <Eng.] see dail.

dainamaid   1. n. dynamite. 2. vi. to dynamite. [Eng.] dainamaidih, vt.

dainamaidih   vt. to dynamite something. [dainamaid <Eng.] dainamaid, vi.

daip   1. n. typewriter. 2. vi. neut. to type₂. [Eng.] daipih, vt.

daipih   vt. [daip <Eng.] see daip.

daipraida   n. typewriter. [Jap. taipuraitā < Eng.]

dairuk, also pairuk₁.   1. vi. to bend forward from the waist; to walk in a stooped position; to bow₁. 2. n. a bending position.

daiwang   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw; considered to be the best banana for pihlohlo; used in making medicines.

dak, also dakada.   vi. to rise, of the sun and the moon; to shine, to light₁ up, to illuminate; to appear on the surface of water. daker, vt.

dakada, also dak.     vi. to rise; to shine; to illuminate. Ketipino dakadahr. The sun is already shining.

daka, also dakadopi.   vi. to high jump. [Jap. taka]

dakada, also dak.   vi. to rise; to shine; to illuminate. Ketipino dakadahr. The sun is already shining.

dakadak   meing. vi. to drink. cf. nim.

dakadak dipenihd   1. n. feast given separately to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken as sennit is prepared. 2. vi. to have this feast.

dakadakiso, also dakeiso.   meing. n. a stone placed in front of an entrance to a house, used to wipe one's feet on.

dakadopi, also daka.   1. vi. to high jump. 2. n. high jump. [Jap. takatobi]

dakapahr   1. meing. n3s. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. meing. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, etc. cf. sokon.

dakasingai, also sumwumw.   n. trochus shell, Trochus niloticus maximus, eaten, partially protected in reserve areas. [Jap. takasegai]

dake₁   vt. to ride in or on a vehicle.

dakeh   meing. vt. to drink. cf. nim.

dake₂   n. step, of a ladder or stairs, rank.

dakehla   vi. to be the best, to be first in a performance or competition. Serio dakehla arail deso. That child had the best performance on their exam.

dakeiso, also dakadakiso.   meing. n. a stone placed in front of an entrance to a house, used to wipe one's feet on.

dakepe   n3s. vehicle. Sohte dakepe. He has no vehicle.

daker   vt. to shine on or in, to light₁ up, to illuminate. Lingen ketipino daker nan meseiet. The sun's rays are shining on my face. dak, vi.

dakihd   meing. vi. to make sennit (rope made of coconut fiber). cf. koalepwel.

dako   n. kite. [Jap. tako]

Dakohda Palieir, also Saud Dakohda.   n. South Dakota. [Eng.]

Dakohda Paliepeng, also Nohd Dakohda.   n. North Dakota. [Eng.]

dakpwoallenge   meing. vt. to embrace, to hug. Mwohnsapw dakpwoallenge Likend. Mwohnsapw embraced Likend. dakpwoallenge, vt. cf. pwoalehdi.

daks, also daksis.   n. tax. [Eng.]

daksi   n. taxi; slang for prostitute. [Eng.]

dakisis, also daksis.   n. tax. [Eng.]

dakuwang   n. pickled radish. [Jap. takuwan]

daldod   adj. said of one who drinks kava out of turn, one cup after another.

daliere   n. fish sp., a kind of frog fish.

dalloal   adj. capable of taking a deep drink of kava.

dalok   n. food made from the meat of a sprouting coconut.

dama   n. lightbulb, bullet, pool ball . [Jap. tama]

damango   n. egg; zero, as a score. [Jap. tamago]

damasang   archaic. vi. to sever one's ties, to disassociate. I damasang sawi. I am disassociating from my clansmen.

damaski   1. n. the game of pool₂. 2. vi. to play pool₂. [Jap. tamatuki]

dameni   vi. to call interference in the marble game anaire. [Jap. ?]

dampangkot   archaic. vi. a command to wipe the hibiscus bast well because of debris in the kava cup.

dampwo   n. rice paddy. [Jap. tanbo]

dampwulo   n. of a ship, the hold or the area below decks. [Eng. down below]

damtrak, also doamtrak.   n. dump truck. [Eng.]

damwer   vt. to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the worship of Nahnolosomw. demwidemw, vi.

dana   n. shelf. [Jap. tana]

dane   n. seedling; small garden. [Jap. tane]

Danepei, also Denipei.   n. a piece of land on Sokehs Island where the hostilities of July 1887 between the Spaniards and Pohnpeians first broke out.

dangahnga   adj. lazy, to a great degree; lethargic.

dangapaur   adj. lazy to an extreme degree, wishing only to eat, sleep, and defecate.

dangaudek   adj. sluggish, lazy.

dangepel   adj. lame, crippled.

dangerei   adj. long-legged.

dangkaido   n. searchlight. [Jap. tankaitō : marine searchlight]

dangku, also dangk.   n. military tank. [Jap. tanku < Eng.]

dangker   n. tanker, as an oil tanker. [Eng.]

dap   1. vi. to have the foreskin of the penis retracted. 2. adj. retracted foreskin.

dap-   vi. to be pulled apart, to be pulled off. Koakono dampeseng. That box was pulled apart. dapeng, vt.

dapadap   vi. to catch, as a ball; to play catch; to play jacks; to juggle. daper, vt.

dapeng   vt. to pull apart, to pull off. dap-, vi.

dapenwehr   n. Tupperware product, generic for any plastic container like Tupperware. [Eng.]

daper   vt. to catch, as a ball. dapadap, vi.

daperedi   vt. to catch on, to learn; to tune in, as a radio station.

dapi   1. n. tabi shoes. 2. vi. to wear tabi shoes. [Jap. tabi]

dapiohka, also kehp tuhke, menioak.   n. tapioca, cassava, manioc; Manihot esculanta, primarily used as food and to make starch. [Eng.]

dapuhnkehp   vi. see dapohnkehp.

dapwehiak   meing. n. to be in a state of mourning.

dapwehieke   meing. vt. to mourn for.

dapwindi   meing. vt. to catch up with; to be on time for an event. Mwohnsapw dapwindi pwihn me tiengo. Mwohnsapw caught up with the group that had started earlier. cf. koanoahdi.

dar₁   vt. to strike, of a fish. der, vi.

dar₂   vt. to pick leaves or flowers. dender, vi.

darai   n. washtub, basin. [Jap. tarai]

darak   meing. n. the fourth day of a funeral, when attempts are made to cheer up the immediate family by dancing, joking, and other cheerful activities.

dararan   adj. crusty.

darop   n. fish sp., yellow eyed surgeonfish, also called mwomwtoantoal; fish sp., resembling a snapper (medi), but larger.

dau   adj. overtired, as of a muscle.

Dausokole   n. the broad channel to the east of Kolonia.

Dauk   n. the third ranking title in the Nahnmwarki line.

dauk, also iuhsin.   n. a yam cultivar.

Daukatau   n. one of the principal Pohnpeian dieties identified by some as Luhk Nahnsapwe, the thunder god, said to be the father of Isokelekel; the principal diety of the Pwonginsapw ceremonies.

Daukir   n. the Sounkawad warrior who injured Isokelekel in a battle.

daul   n. towel. [Eng.]

daulangih, also daulenge.   meing. vt. to take care of, to rear₁ a child; to protect. Soukisehnleng daulangih sapwellimahr serio. Soukisehnleng took care of his child. cf. apwalih.

daulap   n. main channel.

daulen awai   n. beach towel with a Hawaiian design.

daulih   vt. to pass by, to go beyond; after, with reference to telling time. douluhl, vi.

dauloang, also dauloal.   meing. vi. to choke on food. cf. piniwer.

daur₁   vt. to weave a net. dou₁, vi.

daur₂   vt. to climb. He daur amwa inowo. He follows your promise. dou₂, vi. cf. [meing] paleke.

dauredi   vt. to collect, as in the process of climbing to gather fruits or nuts. I dauredi kenetail mahi. I collected breadfruit for our consumption.

daurlik   meing. n. a farewell feast. Re wia arail daurlik. They are having a farewell feast. cf. kamadipw en komwurumwur.

dawado   meing. vi. to rinse one's mouth, to gargle. cf. mwukumwuk.

dauwas, also douwas.   meing. n. (3sg. douwese, douwasahr) mouth. cf. ahu.

dawasi   n. Japanese brush. [Jap. tawashi]

dauwaspeseng   meing. vi. to open one's mouth. cf. sarapeseng.

Dawen Neu, also Dewen Neu.   n. a stream that forms the southern boundary of Mesenieng in Nett.

dawih   vt. to inspect, examine, check; to review, to edit. dou₃, vi.

de₁   conj. or. Ke pahn doadoahk de ke pahn meir? Are you going to work or are you going to sleep?

de₂   conj. adv. lest, when used in combination with pwe₁. Kanaieng pwe ke de pwupwidi. Be careful lest you fall.

dedeila   meing. adj. healthy. Mwohnsapw ketin dedeila. Mwohnsapw is healthy. cf. kehlail, mourmwahu.

dedekdihp   n. detective. [Eng.]

deh, also dehr.   neg. not, used to negate commands. Ke deh alu mwohn aramas. Don't walk in front of people.

Deh   n. an earlier name for the Roie section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

dehde   adj. clear, evident, obvious; well-known.

dehk   vt. to sew, to stitch; to dig; to root₁, as a pig. deidei, vi.

dehm   vt. to feel around for when unable to see an object, to grope around for, to probe for. I dehm masiso nanroto. I felt around for the matches in the dark.

dehpa   neg. not ever, used to negate commands. Menlau ke dehpa kohkohla. Please don't ever go there.

Dehpehk   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

Dehpehk Powe   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

dehr, also deh.   neg. not, used to negate commands. Ke dehr alu mwohn aramas. Don't walk in front of people.

dehu   n. (3sg. dewe) sitting place; rank or station; location; place for a sexual liaison. cf. [meing] marekileng, mwoahl₁.

dehwi   1. slang. adv. definitely. 2. interj. Right on! 1. I pwang dehwi. I am definitely tired.

dei   adj. far, far along, unsurpassed.

deiad   1. vi. neut. to embroider. 2. n. embroidery. deiadih, vt.

deiadih   vt. see deiade.

deiahwe, also maud.   n. fish sp., seven banded grouper, Epinephelus septembasciatus.

deidei   1. vi. neut. to sew, to stitch; to dig; to root₁, as a pig. 2. n. stitch; needlework. dehk, vt.

deidein pwulak sou   n. unity or solidarity among clansmen.

deied   1. vi. to eat breakfast. 2. n. breakfast. 1. Se deiedier. We already ate breakfast. 2. Mie amwail deied? Do you have food for breakfast? cf. [meing] kemenseng₁, kapwarsou.

deikapwur   1. n. a type of embroidery. 2. vi. to do this type of embroidery.

deikaud   1. n. a plate of food, intended as a contribution to a party; a party in which such plates of food are used; a doggy bag; the leftovers to be taken home at the end of a meal, a takeout meal. 2. vi. to takeout, of food. 1. Kita nek pwainda kanata deikoud. We will buy takeouts for ourselves. [Eng. takeout]

deikenepeng   n. fish sp., castor-oil fish, Ruvettus pretiosus.

deikilelenwad   1. n. a type of embroidery, using x-stitches. 2. vi. to do this type of embroidery.

deikoaroahi   n. a variety of wet land taro (mwahng₂).

deiksang, also daiksang.   n. carpenter, carpentry. [Jap. daikusan]

deingihng   1. meing. vi. to look out of the corner of one's eye, to glance, to look askance. 2. adj. shifty-eyed. deingihnge, deingihngih, vt. cf. ikinteng.

deingihnge , also deingihngih.   meing. vt. to look out of the corner of one's eye at, to glance at, to look askance at. Nahnpwutak deingihnge liho. Nahnpwutak looked out of the corner of his eye at that lady. deingihng, vi. cf. ikintenge.

deingihngih   vt. see deingihnge.

deip   1. n. tape, as a video tape, duct tape, etc.; tape recorder. 2. vi. to tape together; to record with a tape recorder. [Eng.] deipih, vt.

deipih   vt. to record something with a tape recorder; to tape together, as with duct tape. [deip <Eng.] deip, vi.

deipin   1. vi. neut. to patch or to be patched. 2. n. a patch. 1. Likoulio pahn deipin. The dress will be patched. 2. Deipino sohte sansal wasa doh. The patch is not visible at a distance. deipina, vt.

deipina   vt. to patch, to repair a leak. E deipina rausis me teio. She patched the torn pants. Ohlo deipina wahr pateho. The man repaired the leaky canoe. deipin, vi.

deipruhl   n. tape measure. [Eng. tape rule]

deipw   n. pandanus sp., Pandanus pulposus, used for making baskets, hats, and sails, the fruit of which is edible.

deipwek   vi. to concentrate on moving forward. Deipwekla mwowe. Concentrate on moving onward.

deipwel   vi. to move earth, as in the preparation of a house foundation.

deipwukuro, also depwukuro.   1. n. glove. 2. vi. to wear gloves. [Jap. tebukuro]

deisakau   vi. to direct a kava ceremony.

deitimw   vi. neut. to put a ring₁ in an animal's nose. deitimwih, vt.

deitimwih   vt. see deitimw.

dek₂   n. deck, of a ship. [Eng.]

dek₁   n. bank of a taro patch.

deke   n. coral or reef island; islet; atoll.

dekehnering   meing. n. (3sg. dekehneringi) eyebrow. cf. padi.

dekilahr   n. fish spp., billfish; sailfish, marlin, Isitiophoridae spp., swordfish, Xiphiidae gladius, Indo-Pacific blue marlin, Makaira mazara, possibly the same species as the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans.

dekking   n. concrete reinforcing bar. [Jap. tekkin]

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

del   vi. to move in great numbers, to swarm.

Delawehr   n. Delaware. [Eng.]

delen sakau   n. empty half of coconut shell; a cup made from a coconut shell that is used for serving kava. cf. [meing] kohwaileng.

delepwohn   n. telephone. [Eng.]

delepwohnla   vi. to telephone. I pahn delepwohnla rehn lahpo. I'll telephone that guy.

deleurek   n. bush sp., Jussiaea erecta or Jussiaea linifolia.

delin pahle   n. the offspring of sisters who live in the same community.

delingek, also elingek.   vi. neut. to carry something involving repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra.

demma   n. small boat, usually one carried aboard a ship; a lighter, a small boat used to transfer cargo to and from ships. [Jap. demmasen : lighter]

demokrasi   n. democracy. [Eng. ]

dempwa   interj. I warned you.; See! I told you so!

dempwo-   vi. to send a radio transmission or telegram. I pahn dempwohla rehn lahpo. I'll send a telegram to that guy. [Jap. denpō]

dempwo₁   n. dragonfly. [Jap. tonbo]

dempwo₂   n. radio transmission, telegram. [Jap. denpō]

dempwo-   vi. to send a radio transmission or telegram. I pahn dempwohla rehn lahpo. I'll send a telegram to that guy.

dempwura   n. any food rolled in a batter and fried. [Jap. tenpura]

demwidemw   vi. neut. to caress, to rub, to pat affectionately; to pat the back end of a canoe on the outrigger side, a ceremonial action done after the construction of the canoe is completed and before it is launched to insure it will be a good canoe as part of the worship of Nahnolosomw. damwer, vt.

demwodo   1. vi. to be a construction assistant. 2. n. a construction assistant. 1. Ke demwodo? Are you a construction assistant? 2. Sohn me demwodo men. John is a construction assistant. [Jap. ? temoto]

dendenmwosi   n. giant African snail Achatina fulica. [Jap. dendenmushi]

dender   vi. neut. to pick, as leaves or flowers. dar₂, vt.

dene   1. vt. to say, to report. 2. sent. adv. it is said that, it is believed that, used to introduce reported speech. 2. Dene Kepina pahn kohdo lakapw. It is said that the Governor will come tomorrow.

Denesih   n. Tennessee. [Eng.]

deng₁   adj. taut; stiff; tensed up, as of a muscle. kedeng, vi.

deng₂   n. grade; score. [Jap. ten]

deng₃   n. name of one of the holes in the marble game anaire. [Jap. ?]

dengideng   adj. stiff; straight; also used to describe eyes with an epicanthic fold.

dengk   n. tank, for containing liquids. [Eng.]

dengki   n. electricity, electric light₁, flashlight. [Jap. denki]

dengng, also dingng.   vi. to ring₂, of one's ears; to whistle through the air, as a bullet.

dengwa   n. telephone. [Jap. denwa]

densi   n. battery. [Jap. denchi]

densinpasura   n. telephone pole. [Jap. denshinbashira]

denso   n. ceiling. [Jap. tenjō]

dep   num. ten million.

depala   vi. to be too much, excessive, more than enough. E depala. It's too much.

depe   interr. how many; how much. Aramas depe ke tuhweng? How many people did you meet?

Depe   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Dehpehk Pah   n. a section (kousapw) in U.

depehne   interr. an interrogative noun meaning what relationship to (him, her, or it), used for family, body parts, and places. Depehnen imwen Souliko? Where is it in relation to Soulik's house? Dehpenei? Where is it in relation to me?

depelek   adj. tomboyish.

deppang   n. large sheet of iron used as a concrete trough. [Jap. teppan]

depw, also dahpw.   n. tub. [Eng.]

depwala   slang. vi. to drown.

depwe   slang. vt. to bathe, to wash, to push someone under water. depwedepw, vi.

depwedepw   slang. vi. neut. to wash; to bathe. depwe, vt.

depweila   1. vi. to do something by chance; to commit a faux pas. 2. n. a chance occurrence.

depwek   n. cloud.

depwekinieng, also depwekenleng.   1. meing. vi. to greet, to send a greeting. 2. meing. n. greeting. depwekinienge, vt. cf. rahnmwahu.

depwekenleng, also depwekinieng.   1. meing. vi. to greet, to send a greeting. 2. meing. n. a greeting in absentia by the Nahnmwarki. depwekenlenge, vt. cf. rahnmwahu.

depwen, also dapwan.   adj. unhindered or unburdened by children or things.

depwukuro, also deipwukuro.   1. n. glove. 2. vi. to wear gloves. [Jap. tebukuro]

der   vi. to strike, of a fish. dar₁, vt.

dereht   n. thread. [Eng.]

derekdori   n. telephone directory. [Eng.]

dereklap   1. meing. n. diaper, loincloth, sanitary napkin. 2. meing. vi. to wear a diaper, loincloth, or sanitary napkin. cf. weiwei, weiweiloal.

derihleng   meing. n. pillow for a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. uluhl.

derinmwoarong   adj. said of one who takes advantage of others when they are distracted, as by a chaotic situation.

derir₁   1. meing. vi. to sleep. 2. meing. n. sleep. cf. meir.

deriuhdang   n. hand grenade. [Jap. teryūdan]

deriwang   vi. to limp₁.

derlang, also derleng.   meing. vi. to reach upward. Mwohnsapw derlang. Mwohnsapw reached upward. derlange, derlangih, derlenge, vt. cf. eng-.

derleng, also derlang.   meing. vi. to reach upward. sohpeidi derleng aramas engada. derlange, derlenge, derlangih, vt. cf. eng-.

derlenge, also derlange, derlangih.   meing. vt. to reach upwards toward something. Sahngoro derlenge koahl ehu pohn pasapaso. Sahngoro reached up for the grass skirt on the platform. derlang, derleng, vi. cf. enge-.

dermadau   adj. good at surviving at sea.

derpwel   meing. vi. to reach downward. Isipahu derpwel pwe mie mehko re mahsanihada nanpwelo. Isipahu reached down because he saw some things on the ground. derpwele, derpwelih, vt. cf. engedi, doahkidi.

derpwelih, also derpwele.   meing. vt. to reach down for. Mwohnsapw derpwelih likou ieu nanpwelo. His highness reached down for a piece of cloth on the ground. derpwel, vi. cf. engedieng, doahkidieng.

derpwungedi   vi. to be cut, of foliage. derpwungiedi, vt.

derpwungiedi   vt. to cut foliage. derpwungedi, vi.

derwel   adj. good at surviving in the wild.

derwesu   n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.

des   1. n. test, examination. 2. vi. to take a test or examination. [Eng.]

deuk   vt. to fill a container, as a food basket (a kiam or kopwou). deudeu, vi.

deulimau   n. a yam cultivar.

dewen kainen, also daunkainen.   n. anus.

dewerik   n. a naturally occurring small channel in a mangrove swamp. Wasa mwahuen ouiak nan dewerik. A suitable place to wait for fish is in a small channel in a mangrove swamp.

dewi   adv. immediately. Re lelodohte irail pil tang dewi. They just arrived and then ran away immediately.

-di   verb. suff. downward; used with verbs of confining or securing to indicate the action has been carried through to its logical conclusion. pwupw fall, pwupwidi fall down; salih tie (it), salihdi tie (it) down.

Diadi   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw, Kitti, and Nett.

diapahd   vt. to kick or shove with the bottom of the foot.

diar   vt. to find. dierek, vi.

diarada   vt. to find out or discover from one or more sources. Ohlo diarada me liho neitiken kiripw. The man discovered that the woman was a single mom.

did   vi. neut. to build a wall. didih, vt.

didih   vt. see did.

didimwerek   1. n. phosphorescence; mushroom, a bioluminescent fungus, Filoboletus manipularis or Mycena chlorophos; a fish sp. that is luminous. 2. vi. to sparkle; to be phosphorescent.

die   vt. to poke; to push or pull with a stick or the feet; to stir with an implement. diedihdi, vi.

diedihdi   vi. of fruit, to be picked or pulled down by means of a pole or stick. Mahi pwukat diedihdi pwe sohte me kak dou. These breadfruit were pulled down because nobody could climb. diehdi, vt.

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

dierek   vi. to be found out, to be discovered. E dierekda ihs me wahsang koanoat kehpo. It was found out who took the yam for the Nahnmwarki. diar, vt.

dierekda   vi. to be found conclusively, to be discovered conclusively , to be concluded, to be uncovered.

dih₃   n. generation, age group; litter, of animals; crop. Kiht ehu dih. We are the same age.

dih₁   n. name of the letter d, the eighteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /t/, a voiceless dental stop.

dih₂   n. stick used for spreading stones in an uhmw. cf. [meing] pwouleng.

dih₄   n. tea. [Eng.]

dihd   n. wall, of a building.

dihdi   1. n3s. breast; baby bottle. 2. vi. to suckle, to nurse. cf. [meing] kodeleng.

dihl₁   n. dried coconut palm frond; torch made of a dried coconut palm frond.

dihl₂   n. nit, the egg of a louse.

dihl₃   vi. neut. to deal cards; to shuffle cards. [Eng.] dihlih, vt.

dihlih   vt. [dihl <Eng.] see dihl₃.

dihn   n. large can₂, as for gasoline. [Eng. tin]

dihng   n. ti plant, Cordyline fruticosa, also Costus speciosus.

dihp   1. n. (3sg. dipe) sin, wrong doing. 2. vi. to sin, to commit adultery.

dihpi   n. tuberculosis, TB. [Eng.]

dihpih   n. television, TV. [Eng.]

dihpw   n. weed, grass.

dihsek   n. (3sg. dihseki) storage area in the front of a feasthouse, where the porch roof extends inside.

dihsel   n. diesel. [Eng.]

dik   vi. to skip across a surface, as a stone skipping across water. dikih, vt.

dikadik   1. slang. n. (3sg. dikedike) deceptive action. 2. adj. perverse, always causing problems and creating difficulties. 1. En pwutoko dikadik kan kapingadahr peneinei. The boy's deceptive action has caused conflict in the family.

dikahk   vi. to cackle, of a hen; used idiomatically to describe women's talk.

dikedik en eni   n. ancient Pohnpeian rituals, of a mystical nature; in a Western religious context, black magic.

dikedik en Sehdan   n. the work of Satan.

dikeimwidi   vi. to fall headfirst.

dikek   1. n. needle; first shoot of a newly planted cutting. 2. vi. to sprout, to send forth the first shoots, said of a cutting.

dikeriker   adj. healthy looking, said of plants.

dikih   vt. to skip towards. dik, vi.

dikou, also dikoudi.   1. vi. to bend forward, of people; to somersault. 2. adj. tilted.

dikouda   vi. to fall with the head bending backwards.

dikoudi   vi. to bend forward; to fall with the head bending forward.

dikoumoang   1. vi. to dive headfirst. 2. n. the position assumed to dive headfirst.

dikoumoangidi   vi. to dive into deep water.

dikseneri, also diksineri.   n. dictionary. [Eng.]

dil   vi. neut. to penetrate, go through, or pass into.

dilin elimoang   1. n. a type of fishing for crabs, done in the mangrove swamps. 2. vi. to fish for crab in the mangrove swamps.

dilinrek, also dilin₂.   n. the last of four minor breadfruit seasons (late March to early April); trees with mature fruit at this time tend to indicate where the major harvest locations will be. Also indicates the time of ripening for the main rahk₁ season.

dilin₁   vt. to pull hair, as in a fight. pidilin, vi.

dilin₂ , also dilinrek.   n. the last of four minor breadfruit seasons (late March to early April); trees with mature fruit at this time tend to indicate where the major harvest locations will be.

dilip   vt. to mend a thatch roof; during the preparation of kava, to work water into the fibers by fluffing them; to. dilipek, vi.

dilipada   vt. to store objects between cross pieces of thatch.

dilipek   vi. to be patched, of a thatch roof; to be shuffled, of cards; to be placed behind one's ear, of flowers. dilip, vt.

dillap₁   vi. to be fluffed or shuffled, of kava fibers before adding water. dillepe₁, vt.

dillip   vt. to shuffle or fluff kava fibers before adding water. dillap₁, vi.

dimper   n. in ships, a timber (a wooden rib). [Eng.]

dimwamwahi   n. spark.

dinak   n. one section of a thatch roof, from the eave to the peak one armspan in width.

dinapw   1. n. board; the board in a canoe that covers the central part of the hull. 2. meing. n. (3sg. dinepwe) tongue. cf. loh₁.

dindir   1. vi. to be barbed. 2. n. barb, as of a hook. dindirih, vt.

dindirih   vt. to make a barb on something, as a hook. dindir, vi.

ding   vi. to drip or leak.

dingai   vi. to giggle.

dingiding   n. drop. dingiding en keteu rain drops.

dingiding en kepeirek   n. kava that flows from the upper side of the fist of the one preparing it.

dinginpei   vi. to just begin to rise, said of the tide following a low tide. Uho dingidinginpeier. The tide has already begun to rise.

dingmoa   n. fish sp., yellowstripe goatfish, Mulloides flavolineatus.

dingngang   adj. hard working in feast activities, energetic.

dinlahwe   n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.

dip   1. n. grain, of wood; chip or slice, as of breadfruit or taro. 2. num. cl. used in counting chips, slices, or shavings. 2. dipen mei riadip two slices of breadfruit, dipen pilein pahdip four shavings from a plane.

dipada   vi. to be guilty. dipaniki, vt.

Dipakuwa   n. a clan, from Sapwuahfik, originally from Kiribati.

dipaniki   vt. to be responsible for immoral behavior; to be guilty. dipada, vi.

dipe   vt. to slice, as breadfruit or taro.

dipekelekel, also dipwekelekel.   vi. to stumble, to stub one's toe.

dipen keleu   1. n. hibiscus bast used for straining kava; one of the cups of kava in the kava ceremony. 2. vi. a command during the preparation of kava for the men handling the keleu to take their turn to drink, now more generally used for all of the men preparing the kava.

dipen rasaras   n. sawdust.

dipen wahn pwuro   n. original sin.

dipenihd   n. husk of a mature coconut; fiber of a green coconut, used for making sennit. cf. [meing] iammwot.

dipeteu   adj. said of one who dislikes to get up in the morning.

diplohma   n. diploma. [Eng.]

dipw   n. exogamous, matrilineal clan.

dipwahk, also tipwahk.   1. polite. vi. to eat. 2. n. (3sg. dipwake) food. 1. Kumwa patohdo dipwahk. You (two) come and eat. 2. Mie dipwahkimwa? Do you (two) have your food? dipwahkih, vt. cf. [meing] sahk₁, koanoat.

dipwahkih, also tipwahkih.   polite. vt. see dipwahk.

dipwekelekel, also dipekelekel.   vi. to stumble, to stub one's toe.

dipwidipw   adj. weedy, grassy.

Dipwilap   n. a clan; the clan of the Saudeleurs and customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Sokehs.

Dipwinluhk   n. a clan.

dipwinmall, also limwedilinmall, mwedilinmall.   n. fern sp., Dicranopteris linearis, false staghorn fern, traditionally placed in the home and inserted in thatch to prevent roach infestation; also used to make mwaramwars.

Dipwinmen   n. a clan; the clan of the Nahnmwarki of Kitti.

Dipwinmen Pwetepwet   n. name of a subclan of Dipwinmen.

Dipwinmen Toantoal   n. name of a subclan of Dipwinmen.

Dipwinpahnmei   n. a clan; the clan of the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw and customarily the clan of the Nahnken of U.

Dipwinpehpe   n. a clan.

Dipwinpwehk   n. the bat clan, now extinct.

Dipwinwai   n. a clan.

Dipwinwehi   n. the turtle clan, now extinct.

dipwisawih   n3s. ingredient, part, component.

dipwisou   n. thing, material, physical object of any kind. Se kin kesempwaliki dipwisoun nan sahpw sang dipwisoun nan ihmw. We value things of the land more than household goods.

dipwisou mweir   n. non-permanent crops, like yams as opposed to breadfruit; crops with a relatively short life-span as opposed, for example, to those that come from trees.

dipwoahsid   1. n. deposit. 2. vt. to deposit. [Eng.]

dipwoapw   n. a tree sp.; false kamani, also called tropical almond or Indian almond, Terminalia catappa, the fruit of which contains an edible seed tasting like an almond, valued for its wood, useful as a source of lumber.

dipwtekatek   n. any thistle-like grass.

dir   adj. overcrowded, filled; plentiful.

diraht   n. barbed wire. [Ger. Stacheldraht]

diremw   n. trump, in cards; the name of a card game. [Eng.]

direpw   adj. nosey, bothersome.

diroap   n. drop pitch, in baseball. [Jap. doroppu < Eng. drop]

diromkang, also dirom.   n. drum, as a 55 gallon oil drum. [Jap. doramukan < Eng. drum can]

disidal   adj. digital. [Eng.]

-do   verb. suff. here, toward the speaker. pei float, peido float here.

doadoahk   1. vi. to work. 2. n. work, activity, function, affair.

doadoahkala   vi. to be expended, consumed or used up; to get to work. Dipwisoun doadoahk ko koaros doadoahkala. All the construction supplies were used up. Kumwail doadoahkala. You all get to work.

doahk   n. occupation, task, employment, responsibility, deed.

doahke   vt. to touch or feel; to fight. poadoahk, vi.

doahken sahpw   n. agriculture.

doakoa   vt. to stab, to spear, to skewer, to give an injection, to innoculate. dok, vi.

doakoadok   adj. bristly.

doaloa   vt. to mix, to add ingredients. dol₁, vi.

doar   adj. serious, severe, worse, of an ill person.

doare   vt. to save from harm, to protect; to separate fighters; to steal or seize food at a feast. poadoandoar, vi.

Doaroapoap   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

doarop   n. fish sp., striped bristetooth, Ctenochaetus striatus, normally found in the fringing reef, lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef.

doaropwe, also doaroapwe.   1. n. paper, cardboard; something made of paper, as a ticket, diploma, certificate, etc. 2. vi. to read. doaroapweih, vt.

doaropwehn poahr   n. toilet paper.

doaroapwehn rohng   n. newspaper.

dod   adj. close₂ together; without any intervals, frequent. Uht kau nohn dod. Those banana trees are too close together.

doh   1. adj. distant, far off. 2. n. (3sg. dohwe) distance. dohwan, vt.

dohdai   n. lighthouse. [Jap. tōdai]

dohdo   meing. n. a basket, as for food. cf. kopwoun mwenge.

dohl   n. small mountain, hill.

dohming   n. native, used derogatorily. [Jap. tōmin : 島民 islander, native]

dohnas   n. doughnut. [Eng.]

dohng   n. tree sp.; Campnosperma brevipetiolata, the wood of which is commonly used for flooring and in canoe construction.

dohr   n. belt made of banana fiber, worn above a grass skirt; cloth made from breadfruit bark.

dohranai   vi. unacceptable, not well liked, only with reference to people. [Jap. tōranai]

dohwan   vt. to be far from. doh, adj.

Dois   n. Germany. [Ger.]

doismango   n. tree sp., the fruit of which resembles a mango.

dok   1. vi. to be skewered, to be given an injection. 2. n. an injection. doakoa, vt.

dokala vi. to be stung; to fill out, to complete. E pampap nansed ih dokala.He was swimming in the ocean and was stung.

dokedi, also dokidi.     vi. to be stabbed, to be speared, to be pierced. Pwutako dokedi pwohng. That boy was stabbed last night.

dokange   n. sp. of large green lizard. [Jap. tokage]

dokapahini   1. n. a feast of the breadfruit season during which 30 to 40 baked maikol are presented to the Nahnmwarki in a large basket (kiamoroh) signalling that the rahk₁ season has arrived and that people can begin to prepare lihli. 2. vi. to have this feast.

dokawar   n. the pair of outrigger supports of a canoe that run from the two ends of the hull to the central supports.

doke₂   vt. to concern, to be intended for.

dokia   1. n. a dance, done by females in a sitting position employing sticks that are tapped together rhythmically. 2. vi. to do this dance.

doklaud   1. vi. to feed intravenously. 2. n. intravenous feeding.

dokoahs   vi. to weave thatch.

dokomei   1. n. a method of artificially ripening breadfruit by twisting off the stem and placing a piece of rotten ohd stem or salt water in the resulting hole and allowing it to age for at least one day. 2. vi. to prepare breadfruit in this manner.

dokomwel   meing. n. comb, for the hair. cf. kohmw.

dokomwomw   1. n. a type of spearfishing done from above the surface of the water. 2. vi. to spearfish in this manner.

dol₁   vi. to be mixed, to be added, of ingredients. Kahsen dol? Is the gas mixed? doaloa, vt.

dol₂, also dul.   vi. to be severed. dolung, vt.

Dolakapw   n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.

dolen langkair   n. a yam cultivar.

Dolen Merewi   n. a mountain in Madolenihmw where Nahnmwarki Pol took refuge during the 1890 war with the Spaniards.

Dolopwail   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Dolosowi Pah   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

Dolosowi Powe   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

dolung, also dulung.   vt. to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap. dol₂, vi.

domahdo   n. tomato, Solanum lycopersicum var. lycopersicum; ketchup. [Eng.]

dompiki   n. travois. [Jap. ?]

dompwa   interj. I warned you.; See! I told you so!

dompwakan   vi. to make a pretense of bathing by splashing a small amount of water on the body.

dompwuri   n. bowl. [Jap. donburi]

dondol   vi. neut. to pick, to remove from the stalk. dolung, vt.

doneid   vt. to contribute, to donate. [Eng.]

doneisin   n. contribution, donation. [Eng.]

dongki   n. donkey. [Eng.]

dongodongki   vt. to abhor.

dopas   adj. fast₁, speedy. [Jap. tobasu]

dopasko   n. tabasco sauce. [Eng.]

dopuk   vt. to reciprocate. Ieremen kitail dopuk arail wiewia suwed. Let us not reciprocate their bad deed.

dopwolong   vi. to wash one's hair.

dorno   1. n. Japanese marble game. 2. vi. to play this game. [Jap.]

doro   n. the axle plus the wheels of a narrow gauge train, now sometimes used as a barbell. [Jap. doro]

dorok   vi. to cluck, of a hen; to grumble.

doropwus   n. any small, round, hard candy that comes in rolls, such as Lifesavers. [Jap. doroppusu < Eng. drops]

dororo   n. grated, raw yam.

dorung   vt. to weave cloth.

dou₁   vi. to be woven, of a net. daur₁, vt.

dou₂   vi. to climb. daur₂, vt. cf. [meing] palek.

doula   vi. to proceed on. E doula oh nda.... He proceeded on and said... E doula oh nda.... He proceeded on and said ....

dou₃   vi. neut. to inspect, examine, or check; to patrol. dawih, vt.

doudid   vi. to walk while supporting one's self by leaning against a wall, as of an infant when beginning to walk.

douiak   1. n. a type of spearfishing, done in the mangrove swamp. 2. vi. to spearfish in this manner.

doukahkot   vi. to remove bad or excess ripe fruit from a breadfruit tree to help guard against fruit rot.

doula   vi. to proceed on. E doula oh nda.... He proceeded on and said... E doula oh nda.... He proceeded on and said ....

douleng   n. a third tier of lines for training yam vines, fastened higher than the first two.

doulong   n. stick of hibiscus wood, used to store kava cups.

douluhl   1. vi. to pass by, to go beyond. 2. adv. thoroughly, completely, surpassingly, very. 2. E ese douluhl. He knows it thoroughly. 2. Kalahngan douluhl. Thank you very much. daulih, vt.

doumwo   n. a second tier of lines for training yam vines, added higher than the first.

dous   n. toast. [Eng. toast]

du   vi. to go underwater; to dive. duhp₁, vt.

duhdu   vi. to bathe. duhp₂, vt. cf. [meing] loakipil, loakiso.

duhdu en kewelik   vi. to make a pretense of bathing by splashing a small amount of water on the body, in the manner in which the kewelik bird bathes.

duhkihla   vt. to be burdened with the support of. Soulik duhkihla ah peneinei. Soulik is burdened with the support of his family.

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

duhlep   vi. of a female, to wash the sex organs when unable to bathe.

duhp₁   vt. to dive for objects on the floor of the ocean or the bed of a stream. du, vi.

duhp₂   vt. to bathe. duhdu, vi.

duhpaipohr   n. two by four (lumber). [Eng.]

duhpaisikis   n. two by six (lumber). [Eng.]

duhpek   1. adj. starved. 2. n. starvation.

duhr   vi. of a sound, to reverberate; to cause a ringing in one's ears; to make one's skin crawl.

duhrien, also rawahn.   n. tree sp., false durian, Pangium edule, edible fruit. [Mal.]

duhse   1. n. a type of net fishing, done by blocking off a pocket in the coral. 2. vi. to fish in this manner.

duk   vi. to be influenced, to give in, with a negative connotation. Serepeino dukieng pwutako. That girl was influenced by that boy. Mehnda ke duk? Why did you give in?

dukieng   vt. to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit.

dukerehda   n. a banana cultivar.

dukieng   vt. to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit. cf. [meing] oke₂.

dukol   adj. partially ripened, of breadfruit.

dukuru   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

dulung, also dolung.   vt. to pick, to pluck, to remove from the stalk, to reap. Irail dulung wahn pweinaper kan. They picked the pineapples. dul, vi.

dumpe   n3s. compensation.

dumwadumw   adj. hyperactive, of children.

dun   num. cl. used in counting bundles of things tied together. dunen mei riadun two bundles of breadfruit.

dundun   n. penis, diminutive form; to tied or attached together one after another, as breadfruit or flowers, to tie together a bundle of things; a bunch of anything.

dune   vt. to tie or attach together one after another, as breadfruit or flowers, to tie together a bundle of things. dundun, vi.

dunenilek   adj. given to sending others on repeated errands.

Dupahlu   n. Tuvalu.

dupuk, also dipuk.   vt. to repay, to give back in recompense or reply.

durudara   n. fish sp., surgeonfish, Acanthurus aliala.

duwadip   num. nine. see dip.

duwodun   num. nine. see dun.

duwaka   num. nine. see ka₂.

duwakap   num. nine. see kap.

duwakis   num. nine. see kis₁.

duwal   vi. to squeeze through, to pass through in spite of an obstacle.

duwomwut   num. nine. see mwut₂.

duwapa   num. nine. see pa₃.

duwapak   num. nine. see pak₁.

duwapar   num. nine. see par₂.

duwapit   num. nine. see pit₂.

duwar   vi. to stare, to be with one's eyes wide open.

duwarpeseng   vi. to open one's eyes. Duwarpeseng. Open your eyes.

duwara   num. nine. see ra.

duwarawar   adj. wide-eyed, staring.

duwarpeseng   vi. to open one's eyes. Duwarpeseng. Open your eyes.

duwosop   num. nine. see sop₂.

duwau   num. nine. see -u.

duwe   n3s. condition, nature, manner; used in combination with ni to mean 'according to'. Ia duwen omw kohdo? How did you come? Koaros pahn doadoahk niduwen me koasoandi. Everyone will work according to the plan.

duwehk   num. ninety. see ehk₁.

duwehl   num. nine. see el₂.

duwehla   vt. to become the same as.

duwehte   vt. to be the same as, to be identical to. duwepenehte, vi.

duweisek   num. ninety. see eisek.

duwelep   num. nine. see lep.

duwemen   num. nine. see men₃.

duwemwodol   num. nine. see mwodol.

duwengoul, also duwongoul.   num. ninety. see ngoul.

duwapali   num. nine. see pali₁.

duwepenehte   vi. to be the same. duwehte, vt.

duwesel   num. nine. see sel₂.

duwesou   num. nine. see sou₄.

duwete   num. nine. see te.

duwotumw   num. nine. see tumw₁.

duwewel   num. nine. see wel₂.

duwoapoar   num. nine. see poar₁.

duwoapwoat   num. nine. see pwoat.

duwopwong   num. nine. see pwong.

duwopwuloi   num. nine. see pwuloi.

duwoumw, also duhmw.   num. nine. see umw₂.

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