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Pohnpeian-English (alpha)

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i   subj. pron. I. I duhdu ni mensenget. I bathed this morning.

ia   interr. where, what. Ke pahn kohla ia? Where are you going? Ia edomw? What is your name?

iahd   interr. when. Ke kohdo iahd? When did you come?

iahia, also ahia.   n. rainbow. Ma ke idih iahia, sendin pehmwen pahn kensda. If you point at a rainbow, your finger will ulcerate.

iahk   adj. mentally disturbed, crazy, insane, berserk; feeble-minded.

iahnge   interr. where, plural. Iahnge kepwe kan? Where are those things?

iaht   n. yard, the unit of measurement. [Eng.]

iakiu   1. n. baseball. 2. vi. to play baseball. [Jap. yakyū]

iakumehda   1. n. one hundred meter dash. 2. vi. to run a one hundred meter dash. [Jap. hyaku mētā]

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

iang   vt. to accompany, join, or go with, to participate, to attend.

iangahki   vt. to add or include.

iangala   vt. to adhere to; to join with others; to travel by.

iangahng   n. entourage, contingent, those who travel with royalty.

iangala   vt. to adhere to; to join with others; to travel by.

Iap   n. Yap.

iasada   Biblical. vi. to be risen, to be resurrected.

iasai   n. vegetable. [Jap. yasai]

iasenei   meing. adj. fortunate, healthy. cf. paii, kehlail.

iaseneida   vi. to recover from an illness. Mwohnsapw iaseneida sang sounei. Mwohnsapw has recovered from his illness.

iaseneiki   meing. vt. to benefit from, to be blessed with. cf. paiieki.

iaslapada   meing. vi. to rise from the dead, used for a Nahnmwarki and more recently for a Nahnken as well (not used Biblically). cf. mourda.

iau   interj. I warned you! So there! Now what do you say!; How's it going?, What's up?

iawasa   interr. where. Iawasa ke pahn kohla ie? Where are you going?

id₁   vi. neut. to make a fire using a fire plow, done by rubbing a stick in a trough of wood. iding₂, vt.

id₂   vi. to rise, of the tide.

id₃   1. vi. to reach the end or limit; to start to rise, of the tide. 2. n. (3sg. idi) the end or limit of something. 2. Alu nan ahlo lel ni idi. Walk on the trail until its end.

id-   vi. to point. E idila peilongo. He pointed inland. idih, vt.

ida   n. stem of the ivory nut palm, the portion before the fronds emerge;.

idahnwel   n. rattan, Flagellaria indica and Cyrtandra urvillei.

idaid   vi. to be under pressure, to be mashed, to be compacted. idang, vt.

idamah   meing. adj. brave, courageous, fierce. cf. kommwad.

idan   vt. to transport in a vehicle. I pahn idan irail, pwe sohte wararail. I will transport them, for they have no means of transportation. peidaid, vi.

idang   vt. to apply pressure to, to mash, to compact; to crash. idaid, vi.

idawarih   meing. vt. to say, to mention, to state. cf. nda, koasoaia.

idawehn   vt. to follow, as a trail or path, to go after, to pursue, to obey.

iddai   interj. Ouch! [Jap. itai]

Idehd   n. the islet within Nan Madol where offerings were made to Nahn Samwohl, the sacred eel.

idek   vi. to inquire, to ask, to check, to question. cf. [meing] keinamwe, keinemwe, keidek.

idemei   vi. neut. to turn a canoe in the direction of the outrigger, when paddling.

idene   n. a feast before taking a trip.

idengek   vi. to lean; to recline, of animate beings. idengengki, vt. cf. [meing] rekeileng.

idi   n3s. end, limit, boundary. Ih idi wasa re lelo. That is the limit of where they reached.

kaididi   vt. to delimit.

idih   vt. to point at. id-, vi.

idihada   vt. to point out, to identify; to appoint.

idihd₁   1. vi. neut. to grate, as taro. 2. n. grated taro, yam, or banana mixed with coconut milk and wrapped in leaves. 3. adj. compulsory. iding₁, vt.

idihd₂   1. n. the third feast of the yam season, involving the offering of cooked grated yam mixed with coconut milk, usually in August or September. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.

idihdida   vi. to be pointed out, to be identified; to be appointed; to be selected, to be chosen. idihada, vt.

idihdieng   vi. to be forced to do something. E idihdieng en sain kisin likouo. He was forced to sign the letter. idingehng, vt.

idihdin uht   n. a dish, made of grated bananas and coconut cream which may be either baked or boiled; inahsio is commonly used for this dish.

idilepeh   meing. vt. to tighten a knot; to affirm. cf. salihpene.

iding₁   vt. to grate; to force; to compel, to persuade, to coerce. E idingehng liho en sain. He forced the woman to sign. idihd₁, vi.

iding₂   vt. to rub something to make a fire by friction. I pahn iding topwuko ngalangalo pwe I en sounda kisiniei. I will rub the dried piece of topwuk (Premna gaudichaudii) so I can start a fire. id₁, vi.

idip, also ihd₃.   vt. to draw or fetch water. idipil, vi.

idipe   n3s. an implement for drawing water.

idipek   adj. strong, capable of moving steadily and with force; aggressive; intensive. En ohlo wiesapwasapw me idipek. The man's cultivation of his land is moving ahead steadily.

idipil   vi. to draw or fetch water. idip, vt.

ido   n. well₁. [Jap. ido]

ie₁   locative pronoun occurs in the original position of a focused locative phrase. Ruk me ohlo mwemweitla ie. Chuuk is where that man visited.

ie₂, also iet.   dem. here, by me (singular).

-ie₁   obj. pron. me. Kidio ngalisie. That dog bit me.

-ie₂   verb. suff. superlative suffix, also causing the last vowel of the stem to lengthen, sometimes to an overlong vowel. lingan beautiful, lingahnie most beautiful; kaselel fine, hi/bye kaselehlie perfect, hello/goodbye.

iehkan, also ietakan.   dem. here, by me (plural).

iehroas   n. only child.

iei   sent. adv. yes, as a response to a negative question; indeed. Ke sohte pahn laid? Iei. Aren't you going to fish. Yes. (I'm going to fish.) Iei duwe. Indeed this is the way it is.

-iei   verb. suff. outwards. lus jump, lusiei jump outwards.

ieiias   meing. vi. to be alive. Re ketin ieias lelodo rahn wet. You are still alive until today. cf. momour.

iemmwahn   n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked; used in local medicines.

ien₁   dem. there, by you (singular).

ien₂   n. yen, Japanese currency. [Eng. yen < Jap. en]

ienakan   dem. there, by you (plural).

-ieng, also -ehng.   verb. suff. to, toward, in relation to, for; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a vowel. wa to carry, wahieng to carry to.

ienge   n3s. companion, follower, complement.

iengen seri   n. placenta, afterbirth.

iengen sounkopwung lapalap   n. associate high court judge.

ienlam   n. clam sp., Tridacna gigas giant clam.

ihenpwong, also ihanpwong.   1. meing. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. a late night snack of this kind. cf. mwengehnpwong.

-ier, also -ehr.   verb. suff. used to signal perfective aspect; This form of the suffix occurs after a verb root ending in a vowel. nehne distribute, nehnehier have already distributed.

ieremen, also eremen.   interj. Forget it!; Better not! Never mind! Disregard it!

Iesus Krisdus, also Sises Krais.   n. Jesus Christ, used by Catholics. [Lat.]

iet, also ie₂.   dem. here, by me (singular).

ietakan, also iehkan.   dem. here, by me (plural).

ieteht   Biblical. interj. Behold! Look!

ieu   num. cl. see -u.

ieuieu, also iouiou.   n. a native ginger, Alpinia carolinensis.

ieuieun wai, also iouioun wai.   n. Indian shot, Canna indica.

ih₁   n. name of the letter i, the third letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent both the phoneme /i/, a high front vowel, and the phoneme /y/, a palatal glide.

ih₂   ind. pron. he, she, it.

ih₃   1. n. hand, of bananas. 2. num. cl. one; used for counting hands of bananas. 1. I wahda kenei ih ihn karat. I took one hand of karat bananas.

ih₄   archaic. n3s. belly.

-ih   trans. suff. a productive transitive suffix.

ih-   vi. to approach or depart directly on a canoe; to come or go directly. Weren Isokelel wahr oko ihlongodo ah weren Saudeleur ko iheila. Isokelekel's canoes were approaching while Saudelur's canoes were departing.

ihan   adj. wide, especially of a net.

ihd₁, also uhd.   vt. to take one's turn to.

ihd₂   n. tree sp., Guettarda speciosa, commonly found on atolls and used in the manufacture of outrigger struts.

ihd₃, also idip.   vt. to draw or fetch water. I ihd nimat pihl. I'll draw our water.

ihd₄   archaic. n. salt water eel, a generic term.

ihdak   vi. to drive fish into a net.

Ihden   Biblical. n. Eden. Mwetiwel en Ihden Garden of Eden. [Eng.]

iheteng   n. constipation.

ihieng   interj. Pardon me!, as when appearing or passing in front of others.

ihk   vt. to inhale, to breathe in deeply, to absorb.

ihkos   vi. neut. to pleat, as a dress; to gather material, to make a tuck, in sewing. ihkose, vt.

ihkose   vt. see ihkos.

ihkos en ieuieu   meing. n. braided hair, of the head. cf. ingihng₁.

ihmeil   n. e-mail. [Eng.]

ihmw   n. (3sg. imwe) building, home, dwelling, feasthouse (nahs) or house of a chief. cf. [meing] tehnpas.

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

ihmw takai   n. a cave or natural rock formation used as a shelter; a building made of concrete, stone, or rock.

ihn₁   n. (3sg. ine) mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister; clan totem. cf. [meing] limareureu.

ihn₂   n. the quantity of kava placed in the hibiscus bast. Sakawo wiahda ihn siluh. The kava amounts to three bastsful.

ihn kahlap   n. (3sg. ine kahlap) grandmother, sometimes one's spouse's grandmother.

ihn wini   n. medicine wrapped in coconut cloth. I pahn sohng . I will try. I ale ihn wini ehute, ah ahi soumwawo mwahula. I took only one portion of the medicine wrapped in coconut cloth, and my illness was cured.

ihnda   vi. to place kava in the hibiscus bast.

ihniki   meing. vt. to like the flavor of something, to consider something delicious. Mwohnsapw ihnki koanoat irap maleko. Mwohnsapw likes the chicken dish. cf. iouki.

ihpali, also ihpali en Pohnpei.   n. a banana cultivar, so named because the hands of the banana are found on only one side of the stalk, mostly eaten cooked; Musa x paradisiaca.

ihpali en palau   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked; may be the same as mangat en Angaur.

ihpali en pohnpei   n. see ihpali.

ihpali en seipahn   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked; may be the same as mangat en seipahn.

ihpe   n. thread, string, anything upon which flowers can be strung. Wahdo ata ihpen kapwat. Bring our thread for the flowers.

ihpel   n. a banana cultivar, considered to be a kind of karat.

ihpw₁   n. spear handle.

ihpwe   n3s. the upper half of the human body, the torso.

Ihr   archaic. n. November. Ihr iei sounpwong en Nopempe. Ihr is the month of November. cf. Nopempe.

ihr₁   1. ind. pron. they, plural. 2. meing. ind. pron. you. cf. kowe.

ihr₂   1. n. a string of something, as of flowers or fish. 2. vi. neut. to string, as flowers or fish. 1. I pahn ihr ah ke pahn sei. I'll do the stringing and you do the paddling. ihre, vt.

ihr₃   n. border, boundary, limit. ihren sahpw land boundary.

ihre   vt. to string, as of fish, flowers, etc. see ihr₂.

ihrekiso   meing. n. skin. cf. kihl₁.

irlapidi, also irlap.   meing. vi. to be born. Mwohnsapw ihrlapidi Suhn 12, 1945. His highness was born on June 12, 1945. cf. ipwidi.

ihrmwell   1. meing. vi. to be worried, to be concerned. 2. adj. worrisome. 3. n. worry, anxiety, anguish. ihrmwelle, vt. cf. pwunod.

ihrpweilap   meing. n. traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap. cf. pweinen isek, pinepen isek.

ihs₁   interr. who, whoever. Ihs ohlo? Who is that man? Walahng ihs me men ale. Carry it to whomever wants it.

ihs₂   n. yeast; the alcoholic beverage prepared from yeast. [Eng.]

Ihsip, also Ekipten.   n. Egypt. [Eng.]

iht   n. fish sp., type of jack.

ihte   1. interj. That's it!, That's all! 2. adv. only. 2. Ihte irail me pahn kohla. Only they will go.

ihtik   vi. to begin to rise, of the tide. Uho pahn ihtik kuloak ehu. The tide will begin to rise at one o'clock.

ikel   n. eagle. [Eng.]

ikem   n. fish sp., flametail snapper, Lutjanus fulvus.

ikem asimel   n. fish sp., scribbled snapper, a variety of Lutjanus rivulatus.

iki   n3s. tail, tip, end, extreme; bottom of a skirt.

ikiala   vt. to be at the end of something.

ikidasi   n. drawer. [Jap. hikidashi]

ikidewe   vt. to decorate, to give an elaborate description of.

ikidiki   vt. to blame, to lay the blame on.

ikiepw   n. fish sp., orangefin emperor, Lethrinus kallopterus; normally found on the fringing reef, and lagoon and patch reefs.

ikih   vt. to avenge.

ikimat   slang. adj. having a rotten bottom (an insult), said of someone with poor hygenic practices with reference to the lower part of the body.

ikimwang   n. scorpion.

ikimweng   n. fish sp., a kind of mullet normally found on the fringing reef, Chelon engeli, classified by Pohnpeians as a mature pehioang.

ikintangih, also ikintenge.   vt. to look askance, to glance, to look out of the corner of one's eye. ikinteng, vi. cf. [meing] deingihngih, deingihnge , kadahrlenge.

ikipak   adj. small-hipped.

ikipit   adj. having a large bottom, having large hips, of a person.

ikirei   adj. having a long tail.

ikitok   adj. tailless.

ikoaik   vi. to eat only meat, to eat only one thing. ikoaike, vt.

ikoaike   vt. see ikoaik.

ikoik   n. tree sp., Cordia subcordata, the wood of which is used for boat building and in making paddles.

ila   vt. to carry in the mouth. ilail₁, vi.

ilail₁   vi. to carry in the mouth. ila, vt.

ilail₂   n. basket in which lihli is presented.

ilail en likend   n. basket for the wives of the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken in which lihli is presented.

ilail en sounlih   n. basket in which lihli is presented to the pounder of the breadfruit.

ilail en sounpiah   n. basket in which lihli is presented to the preparer of the coconut cream.

ilail en soupeidi   n. basket in which lihli is presented to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.

Ilake   n. the Pohnpeian eel goddess.

ilakih   vt. to send on an errand, to send to deliver a message. ilek-, vi. cf. [meing] poarone.

ilapas   vi. to make a nest.

ilapeseng   n. a form of fishing for shrimp using a net. Laiden ilapeseng solahr kin wiawi. Shrimp fishing is no longer practiced.

ilario, also utin lihli.   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

ilau   n. plant sp., glorytower, Clerodendrum inerme.

ile   1. adj. elevated, high. 2. n. elevation, height.

ile-, also kaile-.   rel. n. location some distance in relation to (somewhere or something). E mi iledio. It's at a location some distance below it.

ileile, also ilihle.   adj. very high, elevated.

ilek₁   1. n. dispatch or message; errand, task, commission. 2. vi. to be dispatched, to be messaged; to be on errand, to be tasked or commissioned. 1. E wahdo ilek pwoat. He brought a message. 2. E ilek. He has been dispatched. cf. [meing] keder, poaron.

ilek₂   n. fish spp., any of a number of spp. of rabbitfish, Sigamus spp.

ilek-   vi. to send a dispatch or message. E ilekilahng ah pwoudo. He sent a message to his wife. ilakih, vt.

ilekitik   adj. bossy, demanding.

ilekpous   vi. to pass the buck, to ask someone else to do a task one was assigned.

ilenglap   n. conus sp., cone shell, not normally used for food.

ilengtik   n. shell sp., Strombus luhuanus, strawberry conch; also used as a general term for Strombus spp.

ilepe   n. height, altitude.

ilewe   vt. to anchor a canoe by placing a pole between the outrigger and the hull and sticking it into the ocean bed.

ili   n3s. sucker of banana, breadfruit, taro, etc.

ilihl   1. vi. to steer a vehicle. 2. n. steering paddle; rudder. ilihlih, iling, vt.

ilihle, also ileile.   adj. very high, elevated.

ilihlih   vt. to steer a vehicle; to provide guidance. ilihl, vi.

ilin₁   adj. having many suckers.

ilin₂   vt. to guide, to direct. Ihs me pahn ilin atail sahiet? Who is going to guide our voyage?

ilisapw, also elisapw.   1. vi. to give a party or gift to a medicine maker or traditional masseur the fourth day of taking medicine or treatment. 2. n. the name of this party or gift.

Ilnohi   n. Illinois. [Eng.]

iloakiloak   meing. n. a gift or present from one royal personage to another. cf. kisakis.

ilok   n. wave, as in the ocean.

iloksawa   n. breaker, a wave that breaks into white foam.

ilokin   adj. rough, of the ocean; literally ‘full of waves’.

impiokai   n. agricultural fair. [Jap. hinpyōkai]

impwal   n. tent.

imwaimw   1. vi. to own one or many houses. 2. adj. shady, as of tree foliage.

imwalap, also imwen meir, imwenei.   n. residence, a house in which a family lives together.

imwen kainen   n. outhouse.

imwen kaudok   n. temple₁, house of worship.

imwen keiru   n. inn.

imwen kepwe   n. warehouse, storehouse.

imwen kersapw, also imwen mwakot.   n. shack, hut, built in a farming area for cooking and shelter from the rain.

imwen kinte   n. guest house; house built for visiting royalty.

imwen koahko   n. tavern.

imwen kopwung, also imwen koupwung.   n. courthouse.

imwen kuk   n. cookhouse. [kuk <Eng. cook]

imwen meir, also imwalap, imwenei.   n. residence, a house in which a family lives together.

imwen mwakot, also imwen kersapw.   n. shack, hut, built in a farming area for cooking and shelter from the rain.

imwen mwenge   n. restaurant; cookhouse, cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored.

imwen nahk   n. warehouse, storehouse. see imwen nekinek.

imwen nekinek   n. see imwen nahk.

imwen net   n. store.

imwen padahk₂   n. synagogue.

imwen pahdak₁   meing. n. cookhouse, cabinet, particularly one in which food is stored. cf. imwen kuk.

imwen pwihk   n. pig pen.

imwen pwoht   n. boat house.

imwen sukuhl   n. schoolhouse. [sukuhl <Eng. school]

imwen wahr, also imwenwar.   n. canoe house. cf. [meing] katauk.

imwen wini   n. hospital.

imwenei, also imwalap, imwen meir.   n. residence, a house in which a family lives together.

imweteng   n. jail, prison.

imwi   n3s. top, summit, end, outcome, extremity.

imwihpeseng   vi. to separate into two long parts.

imwilah   n3s. end, of an event; result, consequence.

imwilamwahl   adj. of no consequence, having no result.

imwilamwahu   adj. having a good ending or outcome.

imwilap   n. large end of a canoe; the end toward the base of the tree trunk from which the hull was carved.

imwilasuwed   adj. having a bad outcome.

imwin ansou, also imwin kawa.   n. the end of time, the end of the world, believed to be some time in the distant future. Ni imwin ansou, aramas koaros pahn mehla. At the end of time, everyone will die.

Imwin Katau   n. 'the extremity of Katau', the place from which the third of Pohnpei's seven settlement voyages originated.

imwin kawa, also imwin ansou.   n. the end of time, the end of the world, believed to be some time in the distant future.

imwiniak   n. seaward edge of a mangrove swamp.

imwiniak reirei   n. long journey, long distance to be traversed. Kitail pahn mwadang mweselda pwe kitail me imwiniak reirei. We will depart early because we have a long journey.

imwinsapw   n. cape of land, point of land.

imwintihti   1. vi. to be adversaries or enemies. 2. n. adversary, enemy.

imwioas   n. thatch house.

imwisekila   vi. to be finished, to be accomplished.

imwitik   n. small end of a canoe; the end toward the upper part of the tree trunk from which the hull was carved.

in, also ino.   n. mother, mom, a term of familiarity.

inadi   meing. n. tooth. cf. ngih₂.

inahme   n. fish sp., half-barred snapper, Lutjanus semicinctus.

inahpwed   vi. to have a mouthful. inahpwede, vt.

inahpwede   vt. see inahpwed.

Inahs   n. the ancestral goddess of the Sounkawad clan.

inahsio   n. generic name of a group of banana cultivars, mostly eaten cooked.

inahsio mweimwei   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

inahsio pehsehs   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

inahsio poh rotorot   n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.

inamah   1. meing. adj. patient. 2. meing. n. patience, restraint. cf. kanengamah.

inangih   vt. to arouse any feeling, to arouse sexually, to strongly desire.

inangihada   vt. to desire or wish.

Inanpaileng   n. a subclan of the Dipwinpahnmei clan.

inap   n. (3sg. inepe) anything which is laid or sat upon, cushion; hot pad for pots. cf. [meing] medehde.

inapw   n. restriction, prohibition. Kitail dehr wiahda inapw tohto. Let us not make too many restrictions.

inapw mosul   archaic. vi. given to denial. E inapw mosul. He persistently denies everything.

inapwih   vt. to forbid, to prohibit, to impose a ban upon something taboo or illegal. cf. [meing] koupwindi.

inapwtihnmwomw   1. vi. to hold a grudge. 2. adj. vengeful. 1. Ohlo inapwtihnmwomw ong kitail; ih me e sohte kohkihdo. The man is holding a grudge; that is why he did not come. 2. Ke me nohn inapwtihnmwomw. You are very vengeful.

Inatitipel   n. name of the female founder of the Ledek clan.

inaur   vt. to lash. inou₂, vi.

Indiahna   n. Indiana. [Eng.]

Indonehsia   n. Indonesia. [Eng.]

inedingleng   meing. adj. fragrant. cf. pwohmwahu, pwohtik.

inemenloal   vi. to dislike to move, to refuse to move.

inen   adj. straight; straightforward, impartial, fair.

inen-   vi. to come or go directly. E inenla Pohnpei. He went directly to Pohnpei.

inen ihrekiso   meing. n3s. body hair. cf. wine.

inen mwakot, also mwahngin pehleng.   n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.

inen mwoakoate, also kehngid en Pohnpei.   n. a mango cultivar, said to be indigenous to Pohnpei.

inen mwohd   n. principal wife in a polygamous marriage; the senior or first wife of a Nahnmwarki; a ruling chief's primary wife.

inen oaroahr   n. a large, traditional structure, similar to a feasthouse, located on the shore, used primarily for storing canoes and fishing gear.

inenehdi   vt. to pair off with; to coincide with, to collide with;.

inenen   adv. very. Mehn Pohnpei inenen kadek. Pohnpeians are very kind.

ineng₁   n. desire, wish, will, urge, longing, lust, passion.

inangihada   vt. to desire or wish.

inengda   vi. to desire to have sexual intercourse.

inengieng   vi. to desire, to wish, to want to.

ineng₂   n. abnormal hair, course and rapid growing.

inengda   vi. to desire to have sexual intercourse.

inengieng   vi. to desire, to wish, to want to.

inenkil   n. cellulitis, caused by the inflammation of connective tissue.

inenmwell   meing. n3s. blood. cf. nta.

inentep, also sehu.   n. an entire sugar cane plant (Saccharum officinarum), dug up in preparation for a feast.

inepe   vt. to put a cushion, pad, etc (an inap) under something.

inepen pehl   n. cooked food that is recooked in an uhmw, normally done by placing it on top of the senseren uhmw, the first layer of leaves covering the hot stones.

inepw   n. restriction, prohibition, ban. cf. [meing] koupwin.

ineupile   n. a yam cultivar.

ingi   n3s. pectoral fin of a fish.

ingid   vt. to braid. ingihng₁, vi.

ingidpene   vt. to squeeze, to braid together.

ingihng₁   1. vi. neut. to braid. 2. n. braided hair, of the head. ingid, vt. cf. [meing] ihkos en ieuieu.

ingihng₂   1. vi. to whisper; to cry very softly, to moan. 2. n. any very soft sound.

ingihng₃   vi. to be listing, to be leaning to one side.

ingin, also engen.   1. n. a painful infection, similar to a boil, but without swelling; blood blister. 2. vi. to have such an infection.

inginlangih, also inginlenge.   meing. vt. to respond to, to answer. inginleng, vi. cf. sapeng.

inginleng   1. vi. to respond, to answer. 2. n. response, answer. inginlangih, vt. cf. pasapeng.

inginlenge, also inginlangih.   meing. vt. to respond to, to answer. inginleng, vi. cf. sapeng.

inginsoi   adj. easily bothered or upset by trivial matters; demanding, dependent; also used to describe breadfruit cultivars that die easily if shaken.

ingir   meing. vt. to sniff; to smell. cf. ned.

ingirek   vi. to be wind borne, to be carried on the wind, to come with the wind. Pwohn mwenge iou kin ingerekdohng imwato. The smell of delicious food is usually carried on the wind to our house.

ingirekih   meing. vt. to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with. cf. pwungki.

ingitik   vi. to whisper, to hum, to groan.

ingitingkihdi   vt. to say something under one's breath.

ingk   n. ink. [Eng.]

ini   1. vi. neut. to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders. 2. n. the pole or stick used for such a purpose. inie, vt.

inie   vt. to carry two bundles of things with a pole across the shoulders. ini, vi.

inihn   vi. neut. to cook, roast, broil, toast, etc. inim, vt.

inim   vt. see inihn.

inimpene   vt. to weld.

inipal, also impal.   n. the fibrous, cloth-like material of the coconut palm; a container made of this material, used to wrap medicinal plants and to squeeze and apply the liquid they contain, as on a rash or wound.

inkahp   n. inside curve, in baseball. [Jap. inkābu < Eng. in+curve]

ino, also in.   n. mother, mom, a term of familiarity.

inoande   n3s. main tuber of a yam plant, the main part of anything.

inou₁   1. n. contract, promise, agreement, covenant. 2. vi. to promise.

inoupe   n3s. a promise concerning him, her, or it.

inou₂   1. vi. to lash, to be lashed. 2. n. lashing. inaur, vt.

inou sarawi   1. vi. to marry in the church. 2. n. spouse, married in church.

inoun pwopwoud   n. engagement.

inoupe   n3s. a promise concerning him, her, or it.

ins   n. inch. [Eng.]

insis   n. hinge. [Eng.]

interned   n. internet. [Eng.]

io   dem. there, away from you and me (singular).

iohidong   interj. Ready!, Set! Go! [Jap. yōi don]

iohkan   dem. there, away from you and me (plural).

Iohl   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.

iohla   1. vi. to miscarry. 2. n. miscarriage.

iohpw   1. n. the class of plants that includes bananas, ginger, etc. all of which have a soft core. n. the class of plants that includes bananas, ginger, etc. all of which have a soft core. 2. archaic. n. banana. 1. Iohpw iei eden uht me rahn wet sohla doadoahk. The word iohpw is the old word for banana, now out of use.

iohpwen pohnial   n. a banana cultivar in the family of karat bananas. I sehse ma mihmiehte iohpwen pohnial. I do not know if the iohpwen pohnial banana cultivar still exists.

iohpwenei   n. a banana cultivar said to be indigenous to Pohnpei. iohpw banana.

iohsep, also sarawi₂.   n. gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.

ioiso   interj. an exclamation used to signal the start of an activity; Heave! [Jap. yoisho]

iokoioko   n. name of two of the holes in the marble game anaire. [Jap. yoko]

ioll   n. white flowered vine, Merremia peltata, used for ropes for training yam vines.

iollap   meing. n. shade, shadow. cf. mweteh.

iommo   n. fish sp., goatfish, Parupeneus indicus, commonly found near the barrier reef.

iopwou, also iepweu.   n. barren female, usually of pigs.

iou   adj. delicious, tasty, sweet. cf. [meing] ihn₃.

iouki   vt. to like the flavor of something, to consider something to be delicious.

ihp, also ipa.   n. father, dad, a term of familiarity.

ipa, also ihp.   n. father, dad, a term of familiarity.

ipe   poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for things to cover with, as sheets.

ipen sousedlap   n. rain, a term used by fishermen.

ipihp   1. vi. to blow, as the wind. 2. n. lightning without thunder; gust of wind. ipir, vt.

ipihpensowi   1. meing. vi. to snore. 2. n. the act of snoring. cf. nonno, moamoar.

ipihpirek   vi. to flap in the wind; of a sail, to luff or flap as a consequence of being set too close to the wind.

ipir   vt. to blow at. ipirek, vi.

ipw₁   vi. to get to the bottom of something being dug up. Kehpo ipw. The bottom of the yam has been reached.

ipw₂, also ipwidi.   vi. to be born. Ke ipw sahpwet? Were you born here?

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

ipwadeke, also pwendeke.   sent. adv. Is it correct to assume that…? It was thought that..., It was said that.... Ipwadeke kowe mehn Ruk? Is it correct to assume that you are Chuukese?

Ipwal   n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs; a coastal area in southeastern Madolenihmw.

ipwerek₁   adj. ornamented; well groomed, neat, stylish.

ipwerek₂   meing. adj. fragrant. cf. pwohtik, pwohmwahu.

ipwidi   1. vi. to be born. 2. n. birthday. cf. [meing] irlap.

ipwieng   vt. to be paternally descended from.

ipwihpw   1. vi. to be of mixed blood lines, to be of a mixed breed. 2. n. paternal descendant. 2. ipwihpw en mehn wai descendant of an American man.

ipwin nenek   n. child born out of wedlock.

ipwin pohn warawar   n. 'born upon the ditch'; a child of a Nahnmwarki, born during his reign; the phrase refers to the special sanctity of such a child.

Ipwitek   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

ipwsapahl   1. Biblical. adj. born-again as in the revival of one's personal faith or convictions. 2. Biblical. vi. to repent. 1. Irail wia souleng ipwsapahl. They are born-again Christians. 2. Kumwail ipwsapahl, pwe Kauno mwahngih luweten aramas. Repent, for God knows the weakness of people.

ir-   vi. to penetrate, to sink, to dig in. Elimoango iridi nan pwelmatak. The crab dug into the mud.

ira   subj. pr., ind. pr. they, dual.

-ira   obj. pron. them, dual.

irail   1. subj. pron. they, plural. 2. ind. pron. they, plural.

-irail   obj. pron. them, plural.

irair   n. portion, division; event, situation, condition, circumstance; plot of land; periodic lapse of time; either of the first two baskets filled with food from an uhmw to be presented to the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.

irairdi   vi. to be forbidden; to be divided.

Irak   n. Iraq. [Eng.]

iralaud   n. chapter, of a book; book, of the Bible; title, in the legal code.

Iran   n. Iran. [Eng.]

iranai   vi. to pass, in a card game. [Jap. iranai]

irap   1. meing. vi. to eat meat or fish. 2. meing. n. the meat or fish part of a meal; any complement to the main course of a meal. 3. n. leaves used to line a basket before food is placed in it. irepe₂, vt. cf. sali.

iraparap   vi. to be spread, as a sheet or blanket. irepe₁, vt.

irar₁, also irareileng, irareiso.   1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, or walking stick. cf. sokon.

iraramwar   1. n. feast of public acceptance of a title; commonly used interchangeably with kapasmwar. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. 3. archaic. n. feast given annually as part of one's obligations as a holder of a prestigious title; goods or services given periodically as part of one's obligations as a holder of a prestigious title.

irareileng, also irar₁, irareiso.   1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, or walking stick. cf. sokon.

irareiso, also irar₁, irareileng.   1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. meing. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. cf. sokon.

iraslonglap   meing. vi. to be joyous or happy.

ire₁   1. n3s. information, subject; condition or state of a person or thing. 2. n. idea.

ire mehlel   n. fact.

iren ansou   n. weather, climate, condition of the times.

ire₂   n3s. section, article, border, limit.

ire mehlel   n. fact.

irehdi   vt. to forbid; to delimit. irairdi, vi.

irek   n. series, line.

irekida   vi. to list, to rank, to order in succession, from last to first, or from bottom to top.

irekidi   vi. to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom. Eden koaros irekidi nan doaroapweho. Everyone's name is listed on the paper.

irekila   vi. to be lined up, to be put in order.

irekdien kadaudok   Biblical. n. geneology.

irekek   vt. to lean (on something). E irekek pohn tehpelo. He leaned on the table.

irekida   vi. to list, to rank, to order in succession, from last to first, or from bottom to top.

irekidi   vi. to be listed, to be ranked, to be ordered in succession, from first to last, or from top to bottom. Eden koaros irekidi nan doaroapweho. Everyone's name is listed on the paper.

irekidien peneinei   n. lineage, ancestry, geneology. Kitiail anahne ese irekidien atail peneinei. We need to know our family lineage.

irekila   vi. to be lined up, to be put in order.

iren ansou   n. weather, climate, condition of the times.

iren sehd   n. sea level.

irenlie   vt. to monitor the condition of someone or something.

irepe₁   vt. to spread, as a sheet or blanket; to drape, as with a sheet or blanket.

irepe₂   meing. vt. to eat meat or fish along with some carbohydrate souce. irap, vi. cf. selie.

irepe₃   n3s. limit, border, boundary. Irepen ohl mwahu lih suwed. The limit of a good man is a bad woman. (Proverb).

irepen sehd   n. horizon at sea.

irepeseng   vt. to separate.

irere   vt. to support.

irere mahr   n. to add breadfruit to a pit of preserved breadfruit. Ohlo irere ah mahro. The man added breadfruit to his pit of preserved breadfruit.

iretikitik   n. detail; verse of the Bible.

irihr   vi. to fan. irip, vt.

irihrla   vi. to be erased. iris, vt.

irine   vi. to wipe one's feet after having washed them, typically done before entering a house.

irip   vt. to fan. irihr, vi. cf. [meing] einiarih.

iris   vt. to rub; to erase. irihrla, irisek, vi.

irisek   vi. to be rubbed. iris, vt.

irlapiso   meing. n. fan. cf. tehnihr.

iroir   1. vi. to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance. 2. adj. positioned to have a beautiful view. 3. n. a beautiful view. irong, vt.

iroirepein   1. vi. to despise a man because he is not worthy of being considered a man. 2. n. the act of despising a man for such a reason.

irong   vt. to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance. iroir, vi.

is   vi. to be burned off. Pwihko pahn is. The bristles of the pig will be burned off.

isida   vi. to be burned, to be lit, to be set fire to.

isais   n. tribute, reward; payment; fee; gift; tax. ise, vt.

isaisen nahken sent, also isennahk.   n. interest. Kin mie isaisen nahken sent pangk. There is interest on saving accounts in a bank.

isaniki, also insaniki.   vt. to take prompt action on something because the opportunity is right, to take advantage of a situation or an opportunity.

ise   vt. to pay tribute, to repay a service or good deed, to pay for something, as rent. isais, vi.

isepe   n3s. cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.

isek   archaic. n. water container. cf. [meing] pweirek.

-isek   ten.

isepe   n3s. cost, price, fee, rental payment, reward.

isi-   seven...

isiakan   num. seventy. see ehk₁.

isidip   num. seven. see dip.

isidun   num. seven. see dun.

isiel   num. seven. see el₂.

isihsek   num. seventy. see eisek.

isika   num. seven. see ka₂.

isikap   num. seven. see kap.

isikis   num. seven. see kis₁.

isilep   num. seven. see lep.

isimen   num. seven. see men₃.

isimwodol   num. seven. see mwodol.

isimwut   num. seven. see mwut₂.

isingoul   num. seventy. see ngoul.

isipa   num. seven. see pa₃.

isipak   num. seven. see pak₁.

isipali   num. seven. see pali₁.

isipar   num. seven. see par₂.

isipit   num. seven. see pit₂.

isipoar   num. seven. see poar₁.

isipwoat   num. seven. see pwoat.

isipwong   num. seven. see pwong.

isipwuloi   num. seven. see pwuloi.

isira   num. seven. see ra.

isisel   num. seven. see sel₂.

isisop   num. seven. see sop₂.

isisou   num. seven. see sou₄.

isite   num. seven. see te.

isitumw   num. seven. see tumw₁.

isiwel   num. seven. see wel₂.

isuh   num. seven. see -u.

isuhmw   num. seven. see umw₂.

isida   vi. to be burned, to be lit, to be set fire to. isik, vt.

isih   vt. to hiss at.

isihs   1. vi. to burn off; to kill a tree by burning the bark off its base so that it may be used as a trellis for yam plants. 2. n. bonfire; forest fire; burning landscape; burned over area. isik, vt.

isihsek   num. seventy. see eisek.

isik   vt. to burn, to light, to set fire to, to burn off feathers or hair. isida, isihs, mwasik, is, vi.

isikala   vt. to burn something; to propitiate a spirit.

isika   num. seven. see ka₂.

isikap   num. seven. see kap.

isikis   num. seven. see kis₁.

isilap   meing. n. (3sg. isilapahr) forehead; seat of traditional authority. cf. tahmw.

isilep   num. seven. see lep.

isimen   num. seven. see men₃.

isimome   1. n. a game involving bouncing a ball between the player's legs, usually played by girls. 2. vi. to play the game. 1. En serepein mwadong isimome. Isimome is a girls' game. 2. Kumwail isimome. You play isimome. [Jap. ichimonme]

isimwas   1. n. feast given upon completion of a new feasthouse. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. isimwese, vt.

isimwese   vt. to prepare a feast for a new feasthouse or house. I pahn isimwese ihmwo. I am going to prepare a feast for the completion of that house. isimwas, vi.

isimwodol   num. seven. see mwodol.

isimwut   num. seven. see mwut₂.

isinge, also ihsnge.   interr. who, plural.

isingoul   num. seventy. see ngoul.

isipa   num. seven. see pa₃.

Isipahu   1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw. 2. vi. to hold this title.

isipak   num. seven. see pak₁.

isipal   1. archaic. n. the exchange or swapping of spouses. 2. vi. to practice the exchange or swapping of spouses. 1. Isipal kin kak wiawi mahso. Spouse swapping was possible a long time ago.

isipali   num. seven. see pali₁.

isipangpiri   n. last player in a marbles game. [Jap. ichiban biri]

isipar   num. seven. see par₂.

isipit   num. seven. see pit₂.

isipoar   num. seven. see poar₁.

isipwoat   num. seven. see pwoat.

isipwong   num. seven. see pwong.

isipwuloi   num. seven. see pwuloi.

isira   num. seven. see ra.

isisel   num. seven. see sel₂.

isisop   num. seven. see sop₂.

isisou   num. seven. see sou₄.

isite   num. seven. see te.

isitumw   num. seven. see tumw₁.

isiwel   num. seven. see wel₂.

Iso   n. a term of address to titled people in the Nahnken line. Iso Nahnken pahn sapahl lakapw. Iso Nahnken will return tomorrow.

Isoeni   n. the honorific title of Nahnku, the Nahnken of Kitti; also the honorific title for Kaimw Sapwasapw, the Wasahi of Sokehs.

Isohkelekel   n. see Isokelekel.

Isohko, also Iso.   inter Your highness, when addressing a Nahnken. Isohko, komw mwahngiher dahme wiawi. Your highness, you already know what happened.

Isohlap   n. a title.

Isohn Enimwahn   n. the ruling subclan of the Dipwinpahnmei clan in Madolenihmw.

Isohn Kitti, also Soun Kitti.   n. the ruling subclan of the Dipwinmen in central Kitti prior to the unification wars of the late eighteenth century.

Isohpahu, also Ninikapw.   n. the name a traditional spirit, known for having travelled to Sapwuahfik.

Isokelekel, also Isohkelekel.   n. The son of Luhk Nahnsapwe, the thunder god, who conquered Nan Madol and established the Nahnmwarki system on Pohnpei.

isol   1. vi. to go without food, or without feasting; to do without; to be without a mate. 2. n. yam season: scarcity, famine. cf. [meing] pwukemenpwel.

Isosauri   n. a fabled warrior of Kitti who defeated a force from Madolenihmw in the eighteenth century.

isou   n. Alexandrian laurel, Calophyllum inophyllum, a tree sp. with hard wood that is suitable for lumber and the manufacture of furniture, sap used for glue.

Israel, also Isrehl.   n. Israel. [Eng.]

Isrehl   n. see Israel.

issohping   n. soy sauce bottle, with a capacity of 1.8 liters, previously used a unit of measure for kerosene. [Jap. isshyō bin]

isuh   num. seven. see -u.

isuhmw   num. seven. see umw₂.

it   adj. stuffed; too tight, as of clothing.

itait   adj. limited, just sufficient.

itamwahu   adj. fitting well, of clothing; satisfactory; timely.

itar   vi. to be enough, adequate, ample, sufficient.

iterem   vi. to clean crabs in preparation for eating them.

itiek   vi. to bend, to droop.

itiekidi   vi. to stoop down, to bow₁.

itiht   vi. to be shaken. itik, vt.

itik   vt. to shake. itiht, vi.

itikek   adj. shaky, wobbly.

itipe   1. vi. to shake hands. 2. n. handshake.

itoit   1. vi. to be forceful. 2. n. force, duress. iton, vt.

itoitehng, also itoitieng.     vi. to be forced or coerced. E itoitieng en doadoahk He was forced to work.

itoitieng   vi. see itoitehng. E itoitieng en doadoahk He was forced to work.

iton   vt. to force. itoit, vi.

Iuhdoah   n. Utah. [Eng.]

iuhs   vt. to use. [Eng.]

iuhsin, also dauk.   n. a yam cultivar.

-iuk, also -uhk.   obj. pron. you; This form of the suffix occurs after vowels or the glide y (written i). sewese to help, seweseiuk to help you.

Iukenpwont   n. a conservative Protestant church auxiliary group. [Ger. Jugendbund]

iwihwi   n. general term for a number of species of surgeon fishes, normally found on the barrier reef.

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