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Lepen Parem n. the section chief of the island of Parem.
Lepen Ririn n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
Lepen Sokehs n. a relatively low ranking title from Sokehs; in 1890 the holder of this title tried unsuccessfully to mediate the dispute between the Spanish colonial administration and the people of Madolenihmw.
Lepensed n. a honorary title.
lepinsedo n. a condition or structure in the ocean such that makes it difficult to traverse, such as that caused by the fringing reef in southern Madolenihmw.
lepeu 1. adj. self-conscious. 2. n. conscience.
lepewih vt. to be conscious of one's self. Lepewihuk. Be conscious of who you are.
lepi- rel. n. section, piece, side.
lepin vi. to be approximately half full, of a container of liquid.
lepin kahs n. saying, proverb. see kahs₅.
lepin keidu n. a post, such as a fence post.
lepin koasoai, also pwuloin koasoai. n. phrase.
lepin likou n. material, cloth.
lepin lokaia n. word; expression; archaic word or expression. cf. [meing] lepin mahsen.
lepin lokaiahn pous n. conjunctive adverb.
lepin mahsen meing. n. word; expression; archaic word or expression. cf. lepin lokaia.
lepinpil n. pool₁, pond, puddle.
lepin rausis 1. n. short pants, shorts. 2. vi. to wear short pants or shorts.
lepin seht 1. n. blouse. 2. vi. to wear a blouse.
lepin sepwil n. permission to speak, asked of the Nahnmwarki. I pahn saunkihda ai kisiniei lepin sepwilo. I will start my fire with that splinter of wood.
lepin tuhke n. log, stick; short sticks (approximately 5-6 inches in length) used in the dokia dance.
lepinpok n. a club for killing large fish.
lepinsaipali n. war spear.
lepinsed n. ocean, sea, as the Pacific Ocean, or the Philippine Sea.
Leprohi n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw, Kitti, and Nett.
les₁ vi. to have it coming. Ke les. You had it coming.
lesila vi. to receive one's comeuppance.
les₂ vi. to be split, of a husked coconut; to be rung, of a bell. leser, vt.
lesen n. lesson. [Eng.]
leser vt. to split a husked coconut; to ring₂ a bell. les₂, vi.
lesienleng meing. n3s. sweat from the brow. cf. pwudowenmas.
lesihpwong 1. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. such a late night snack.
lesikihla vi. to be shamed, to be humbled.
lesila vi. to receive one's comeuppance.
let vi. neut. to flick. leteng, vt.
letek, also letok. n. grass sp, a kind of cane grass.
letelet vi. to knock or rap. leteng, vt.
leteng vt. to flick; to knock with the finger tip; to knock or rap. let, letelet, vi.
letepwel n. fish sp. convict tang, Acanthurus triostequs, normally found on the barrier reef.
leter n. letter, of the alphabet. [Eng.]
leu vi. to be cooked.
lewair, also luwair. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
Lewetik n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti, Sokehs, and Nett.
li-₁ verb. pref. prefix meaning 'given to'. pirap steal, lipirap given to stealing.
li-₂ archaic. prefix feminine marker. lidu female servant ladu male servant.
liahmw, also ahmw₂, omwinwel. n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.
liahn adj. outgoing, friendly, knowing no stranger, usually said of children and pets.
Liahnensokole n. the turtle mother whose sacrifice by her sons symbolized the dominance of the Saudeleurs over the island.
liaid vi. to pick lice from one's own head. liaide, vt.
liaide vt. see liaid.
liakotohrohr adj. uncooperative, unsociable, acting alone, selfish.
lialaud n. elderly female.
liap 1. meing. vi. to lie₁. 2. meing. adj. untruthful. 3. meing. n. lie₁. cf. likamw.
liapiap n. noose for snaring rats.
liapwahpw vi. to place a wrap or cover over oneself so that the front of the torso is covered.
Liarkatau n. a clan.
liaudan adj. capacious, able to hold a lot.
lida n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.
Lidakihka n. the octopus that led Sapwikini to the reef upon which he and his party later built Pohnpei.
lidangalangal 1. n. illness of a pig after giving birth. 2. vi. of a pig, to have this illness.
lidapedep adj. grimy, sticky, the feeling one has when one needs to bathe.
lidep n. fertile female of any species.
lider₁ 1. n. food or drink employed as a chaser after drinking kava. 2. vi. to take a chaser after drinking kava.
lider₂ vi. to be intentionally bothersome. lidere, vt.
lidere vt. to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene. lider₂, vi. cf. [meing] liketerapwanga, andere.
liderewes, also liderwas. adj. meddlesome, pesky, said of someone who butts into the affairs of others.
liderihleng n. the water in the bottom of a canoe.
lidik n. sea urchin.
lidip 1. n. an animal trap. 2. vi. to trap. lidipih, vt.
lidipih vt. to trap. lidip, vi.
lidoar vi. to be anxious, eager, restless. E lidoar. He is anxious. kalidoarih, vt.
lidoi n. fish sp., a small parrotfish, possibly another name for mahu pwul.
lidoin mahu n. fish sp., blue-barred parrotfish, Scarus ghobban.
lidokia n. the female dance master of the dance called dokia, done by a group of women.
lidokodok pwise n. fish sp., a kind of needle fish, Hemiramphidae (halfbeaks), normally found on fringing reefs, in the lagoon, and on patch reefs.
lidu 1. n. female servant, either politically or domestically. 2. vi. to serve as a slave, of a woman. liduwih, vt.
liduwih vt. to serve as a slave, of a woman. lidu, vi.
liedepwen n. childless woman.
liedipan Biblical. n. prostitute.
lielehle archaic. n. good woman.
liemeir n. grass sp.
lien nan imwalap n. housewife. Lih akan kin wiahla lien nan imwalap mwurin pwopwoud. Women normally become housewives after marriage.
lienei n. the favorite female child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
liengimat 1. n. lymphatic filariasis, elephantiasis; enlarged testicles. 2. vi. to have this disease.
lienkuweteleng n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.
lienpileng n. grains of sand present in the bottom of a canoe.
lienseisop n. woman who goes aboard visiting ships for sexual purposes.
liep 1. n. cord, looped around one's ankles and used for climbing trees. 2. vi. to loop such a cord around one's ankles. liepih, vt.
liepe meing. vt. to to lie₁ to; to trick; to tease. Mwohnsapw liepeie. Mwohnsapw lied to me. cf. pitih.
liepih, also liapih. vt. to loop a cord around one's ankles for climbing trees, to climb with a cord around one's ankles. liep, vi.
lieraran, also lihraran. n. nymphomaniac, prostitute.
lierkik adj. active, lively, uneasy; restless, with reference to a child.
lierkepinwer adj. talkative.
lierpwater n. fish spp., Chaetodontidae, butterfly fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on fringing, patch, and barrier reefs.
liesengeu n. woman desiring sexual intercourse; prostitute.
liet₁ adj. full of milk, of the breasts.
Liet₂ n. said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past, believed to have been ugly, lazy cannibals.
lih₁ n. name of the letter l, the ninth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /l/, a dental lateral.
lih₂ n. woman, lady; female of any species.
lih₃ n. boom sheet, sail rope.
lih kadek n. nun.
lihk archaic. n. (3sg. liki) surface of something; facial expression, observable sign.
lihli 1. n. pounded food, especially breadfruit, but also taro, yams, and bananas; third feast of the breadfruit season in which loaves of lihli are presented in a special basked lined with banana leaves; afterward people are allowed to eat lihli and can begin to make mahr. 2. vi. neut. to pound₁ food. 3. vi. to hold a feast for the making of lihli.
lihli karer n. fermented pounded food.
lihlihn sohpeidi meing. n. stepson, a male who becomes a son by marriage.
lihlihn uht, also uht sukusuk. n. a dish made by boiling peeled or unpeeled bananas (typically utin Ruk or inahsio), after which they are mashed and mixed with coconut milk.
lihm, also mehn limalim. n. bailer.
lihmw n. sponge; moss , lichen.
lihp 1. n. leave, as in annual leave. 2. vi. to go on leave with pay. 1. I pahn doadoahngki lihp lakapw. I will use my leave tomorrow. 2. I pahn lihp nan wihk kohkohdoh. I will go on leave next week. [Eng.]
lihpw₁ n. (3sg. lipwe) trace or track.
lihpw₂ n. large hole in the ground, pit.
liht n. jellyfish.
lik₁ num. one billion.
lik₂ meing. vi. to be full after eating; to be satisfied; of animals, to come out of heat; to stop bearing fruit, as of a coconut tree. cf. med.
likahde vt. to caress.
likahs 1. n. swing, hammock, seesaw. 2. vi. to swing.
Likamadau n. the woman Isokelekel slept with on the island of And for the purpose of gathering intelligence before he went to Pohnpei to overthrow the Saudeleurs.
likamisik 1. adj. horrible in appearance, awful. 2. n. anything peculiarly sacred. likamisikih, vt.
likamisikih vt. to horrify. likamisik, adj.
likamw 1. vi. to lie₁. 2. adj. untruthful. 3. n. lie₁. cf. [meing] liap.
likamwada vi. to be made a liar of; to be humiliated; to feign.
likamwala vt. to seem to have the attributes of.
likamwete sent. adv. apparently, it seems that. Likamwete e kohdo aio. Apparently he came yesterday.
likamwohd n. bride.
likan n. spider sp.
likangkang mesuwed adj. said of someone who desires and performs oral sex.
likangkangenihmat 1. adj. incestuous. 2. n. incest.
likarahs n. rock crab.
likarak, also lingkarak. n. (3sg. likereke) louse, flea.
Likarepwel n. the wife of Konopwel, a member of the second of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.
likaut, also soker. n. joker, in cards.
likawih vt. to wear. likou, vi.
likawihada vt. to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing. likouda, vi. cf. [meing] mwoalehda.
likedepw n. female freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food; this word is now more commonly used for both male and female freshwater shrimp.
likediked adj. given to tickling others.
likedipwahpwa n. bird sp., blue-faced parrotfinch, Erythrura trichroa; some speakers reverse the meanings of likedipwahpwa and likedipwuhpwu. see likedipwuhpwu.
likedipwuhpwu n. bird sp. Hunstein's mannikin, Lonchura punctulata. see likedipwahpwa.
likehdou n. Ipomoea mauritiana ; the leaves of this plant are sometimes crushed and rubbed on yam tubers that are to be planted to ward off disease and to counteract magic.
likehke meing. adj. reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright. cf. lelepek.
likehmw n. vine sp., Ipomoea digitata.
likeikei adj. fierce; given to biting others when get angry. Kidio likeikei. The dog is fierce.
likeikiris, also likekiris. adj. slippery, slick.
likeilap meing. adj. old, aged; ripe. cf. mah.
likekehu, also likehkehu. adj. always standing.
likekiris, also likeikiris. adj. slippery, slick.
likekringring meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
likelikad vi. to sigh.
likend meing. n. wife, usually referring to the wife of a high chief; title of the wife of the Nahnmwarki in Madolenihmw and U. cf. pwoud, lih pwopwoud.
likendinkep n. stingray.
Likendlap n. title of the wife of an Isohlap.
likepip vi. to flap, as a bird flaps its wings.
likepisir n. bird sp., Pohnpei fantail, Rhipidura kubaryi.
likerwaite adj. deformed, of the eyelids.
likesekeseu adj. critical, of people.
likesiang n. male freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food.
likesileng adj. disgusting, unattractive.
liketerapwanga meing. vt. to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene. cf. lidere.
liki prep. n. outside (him, her, or it).
likid₁ n. shellfish sp.
likid₂ vt. to accompany and assist.
likidal n. hibiscus sp.
likidar adj. scavenger-like. likidere, vt.
likidek adj. irreconcilably or deeply hurt, of one's feelings.
likidere vt. to scavenge, of people. likidar, adj.
likidmeliehla meing. vt. to forsake, to abandon. cf. pohnsehsehla.
Likie n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
likih vt. to trust. likilik, adj. cf. [meing] likilepe.
likilap adj. overly trustful. likilepe, vt.
likilepe vt. to overly trust. likilap, vi.
likilik 1. adj. trustworthy. 2. n. trust; trusteeship. likih, vt.
likimwei, also mweilik. vi. to throw or punch forcefully.
Likin Piken Iap, also Piken Iap. archaic. n. an old name for Sokehs.
Likinikel n. area of Kolonia outside the Spanish wall.
likinioar meing. n. (3sg. likininioaroahr) cheek. cf. likinsap.
Likinlamalam n. the name given to Palikir by the Saudeleurs, literally 'outside of the proper ways'.
likinleng meing. n. back of the head. cf. likinpaiki.
likinmwoal meing. n. (3sg. likinmwoale) cheek. cf. sepe₁.
likinpaiki n3s. back of the head. cf. [meing] likinleng.
likinpwelih, also likinpwele. meing. vt. to throw down, to drop. cf. kesehdi.
likinpwelihala vt. to discard, to throw away, to abandon.
likinsap n. (3sg. likinsepe) cheek. cf. [meing] likinioar.
likinsekiri meing. n. back of human body. cf. pohnsewe.
likirikirir adj. disdainful.
likisang vt. to abstain, from anything, to refrain from.
likupwerada meing. vi. to get up, to get out of bed. Re ahpwtehn likupweradasang nan pitenlos. He just got up from the sleeping mat. cf. pwourda.
likohmes n. a type of basket from Kosrae.
likoht, also tehiap. n. bird sp., short eared owl, Asio flammeus ponapensis.
likokounsop adj. stern-faced, unsmiling.
likokouruhr adj. happy-looking, smiling.
likommwei n. fish sp., snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma, normally found on a fringing reef.
likond, also poahsoan. archaic. n. a conditon of women, causing stomach pain; the abdomen is hot to the touch and tender, but not swollen, patient is feverish and urinates frequently (also called poahsoan, but likond is favored by older people).
likopirei n. bird sp., long tailed cuckoo, Eudynamis taitensis.
likoserek 1. n. slip knot. 2. vi. to tie a slip knot.
likosetik adj. having a highly suspicious mind. Liho me likosetik. The woman has a highly suspicious mind.
likotkotuhwahu adj. short-tempered, self-conscious.
likou 1. n. cloth, anything made of cloth, material, clothes, clothing. 2. vi. to wear clothing. [Eng. calico?] likawih, vt. cf. [meing] kerirrir, mwoahl₂.
likouda vi. to dress oneself.
likou iaht n. yard goods. [iaht <Eng. yard]
likouda vi. to dress oneself. likawihada, vt.
likouli 1. n. dress. 2. vi. to wear a dress.
likoumeimei 1. n. lava-lava, made of the bark of the breadfruit tree. 2. vi. to wear a lava-lava.
likoun mihsa n. vestment. [mihsa <Spa. misa]
likoun padre n. cassock. [padre <Spa. padre]
likoun papah n. the cassock and surplice worn by altar boys.
likoun sarawi n. Sunday clothing, one's best clothing.
likoun sounpei n. military uniform.
likoun toahkte n. laboratory coat. [Eng. toahkte : doctor]
likoupuhp, also koupuhp. vi. to be covered up. Ihs me likoupuhpo. Who is that who is covered up?
likoutei 1. n. lava-lava, a wrap-around skirt. 2. vi. to wear a lava-lava or wrap-around skirt.
liksansalamwahu adj. hypocritical, deceptive, treacherous, acting as a wolf in sheep's clothing.
lil vi. to lower a sail.
lilikoio n. Portuguese man-of-war, the jellyfish.
lim vt. to fold. limilim, vi.
limpene vt. to fold up.
limadip num. five. see dip.
limodun num. five. see dun.
limaile, also maile. n. ghost that causes dizziness and vertigo.
limak vt. to bail. limalim, vi.
limakap num. five. see kap.
limakis num. five. see kis₁.
limalim vi. to bail. limak, vt.
limanokonok, also limanukunuk. adj. absent-minded, forgetful.
limara num. five. see ra.
limarepeileng meing. n. pupil and iris of the eye. cf. toantoalennanmas.
limarerenleng meing. n. drinking water. cf. pilen nimpil.
limasawairek meing. n. container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin. cf. ngke.
limasawairok 1. meing. vi. to wink. 2. meing. n. the act of winking. limasawairokih, vt. cf. men₄.
limasawairokih, also limasawairoke. meing. vt. to wink at. limasawairok, vi. cf. manih.
limotumw num. five. see tumw₁.
limau num. five. see -u.
lime, also limeiso. meing. n3s. arm, hand. cf. peh.
limeh- meing. vt. to hand something to someone. Sahngoro limehdo tala rieisek. Sahngoro handed me twenty dollars. cf. kih-.
limedek adj. old; awkward; peculiar; outgoing, forward, of women.
limedramin slang. adj. forward, uninhibited, outgoing.
limehda vt. to pick up, to carry, to take along.
limehk num. fifty. see ehk₁.
limeidihd adj. oppressive.
limeirpwong, also limemeirpwong. n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.
limeisek num. fifty. see eisek.
limeiso, also lime. meing. n. arm, hand. cf. peh.
limek adj. bent, smashed, mashed, dented.
limemeirpwong, also limeirpwong. n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.
limengimeng 1. n. tuberculosis. 2. vi. to have tuberculosis.
limengoul, also limongoul. num. fifty. see ngoul.
limenimeninseri n. sp. of lizard, dark blue with light blue stripes, Perocheirus.
limerei vi. neut. to wrap kava in a bast with a minimal number of twists.
limerer 1. meing. vi. to sponge off, to wipe dry. 2. meing. n. the act of wiping. limerere, vt. cf. limwilimw₁.
limerere meing. vt. to sponge off; to wipe dry, to take a sponge bath. Mwohnsapw limerere pohn tehpelo. Mwohnsapw wiped the table. limerer, vi. cf. limwih.
limes n. the term used for the four kava stems that are pried from the stump of the Enihlap, the largest kava plant in a kava ceremony.
limeseileng n. the name of the fourth and final kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesekedil n. the female head of a clan.
limesel num. five. see sel₂.
limesileng n. the name of the third kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesrahra n. the name of the second kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesrihri n. the name of the first kava stem pried off from the Enihlap (the largest kava stump in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limete num. five. see te.
limetleng meing. n. a stopper for a hole in a drinking coconut used by high titled people. cf. pinepen uhpw.
limewel num. five. see wel₂.
limiel, also limehl. num. five. see el₂.
limilim vi. to be folded. lim, vt.
limosop num. five. see sop₂.
limesou num. five. see sou₄.
limmen num. five. see men₃.
limmwer n. fish sp., a small ah₁.
limmwot vi. neut. to wrap kava in a bast with many twists.
limmwut num. five. see mwut₂.
limoumw num. five. see umw₂.
limpa num. five. see pa₃.
limpar₂ n. fern spp., Huperzia phlegmaria, Huperzia phyllantha, or Lycopodiella cernua.
limpak num. five. see pak₁.
limpali num. five. see pali₁.
limpar₁ num. five. see par₂.
limpit num. five. see pit₂.
limpoak 1. n. love, affection, romance, devotion. 2. adj. kind, loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted. 3. vi. to be in love, to be romantic. 2. Lahpo limpoak. That guy is kind. cf. [meing] nantehlap, nintehleng, ninsehlap.
limpoar num. five. see poar₁.
limpwel n. sp. of small crab.
limpwo n. limbo. [Eng.]
limpwoat num. five. see pwoat.
limpwong num. five. see pwong.
limpwuloi num. five. see pwuloi.
limwadong n. sea anemone sp.
limwah prep. n. next to (him, her, or it).
limwahdek vi. to crawl on one's belly.
limwahnsaleng n. salt water eel, commonly found in muddy areas.
limwakarakar adj. sensitive, temperamental.
limwakatantar n. millipede.
limwaramwar adj. given to showering gifts upon a loved one.
limwasahsa adj. voyeuristic.
limwdake meing. vt. to sponge off; to wipe dry, to take a sponge bath. limwilimw₁, vi. cf. dahlimwe, dahlimwih, ahlimwe, ahlimwih.
limwehdi₁ n. bird sp., Carolinian reed-warbler, Acrocephalus syrinx.
limwehdi₂ n. larva, as of a caterpillar.
Limwehtu n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage that led to the creation and settlement of Pohnpei (left behind to populate the island); the ancestral goddess of the Dipwinmen clan.
limweilamalam n. a yam cultivar.
limwengemwenge, also limwengehnge. adj. said of a male who is careless about what he eats; desiring and performing oral sex.
limwenpwudo n. handkerchief.
limwer n. acute jawed mullet, Neomyxus leuciscus, normally found on the fringing reef.
limwereniak n. echo.
limweseili adj. said of a male who always serves women, often carrying a negative connotation. Ohl me limweseili epwehniki mi wasa me lih tohto. A man who always serves women is commonly found where there are many women.
limwesou archaic. adj. obnoxious, disgusting, irritating; lusty.
limwih vt. to wipe dry. limwilimw₁, vi.
limwilimw₁ 1. vi. neut. to be wiped dry. 2. n. the act of wiping. limwih, vt.
limwilimw₂, also limwilimwin. adj. mossy. Paipo me limwilimw. The boulder is mossy.
limwilimwin, also limwilimw₂. adj. mossy. Paipo me limwilimwin. The rock is mossy.
limwoahr, also lamwer. n. gecko.
limwoahren leng n. a species of gecko that dwells in trees.
limwoahren pat n. a species of gecko that dwells in houses (smaller in size than limwoahren leng).
limwoahren senses n. a species of small gecko that dwells under rocks in rocky areas.
limwoahren tap n. a species of large gecko that dwells at the base of large trees and on the ground.
limwoaluhlu meing. n. bathing sponge. cf. limwen duhdu.
Limwohdeleng, also Limwohndeleng. n. the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.
Limwohndeleng, also Limwohdeleng. n. the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.
limemwodol num. five. see mwodol.
linenek adj. always willing to engage in sexual intercourse, of a woman.
lingada vi. to appear on the horizon, of land.
lingaling₁ adj. bright, clear, shiny.
lingan adj. beautiful, shiny.
linge n3s. beam of light.
lingelingel adj. given to biting.
lingeringer 1. n. anger. 2. adj. angry. cf. [meing] ahng₁, engieng.
lingkerekenwel n. plant spp., Fimbristylis littoralis or Hypolytrum nemorum.
lingkiri n. oyster.
lingkorot n. shellfish sp., black in color.
linohdih meing. vi. to spy on. cf. lipahroke.
lioakoahk adj. hotheaded, troublesome; defective, said of a mechanical object that fails to work.
lioal n. lightning, electricity.
lioaroahrpwohtik n. small green insect with a powerful odor.
lioasoahs adj. pretentious; desirous to get something impossible to attain, utopian.
liohdi n. widow.
lioli n. fish sp., trigger fish, a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus; possibly the name of a number of fishes belonging to the Balistidae family of trigger fishes, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.
Lioramanipwel n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage of exploration that led to the creation of Pohnpei.
Liou Ririn n. title of the wife of an Ou Ririn.
Lioundol n. title of the wife of an Oundol.
Liounpei n. title of the wife of an Oun Pohnpei.
liourehre, also lieurehre. 1. vi. to talk in one's sleep. 2. n. nightmare; muttering; delirium. cf. [meing] nderak.
lip vi. to leave a usual living area; to leave in haste because of displeasure; to migrate.
lipada vi. to escape, to be relocated. Irail lipadahsang Sokehs. They escaped from Sokehs.
Lipahdakdau n. the woman Isokelekel used as a consort and adviser shortly after he arrived on Pohnpei.
lipahdopwonla vi. to die while pregnant, also resulting in the death of the fetus.
lipahkiek adj. always secretive.
lipahned 1. vi. to gossip; to criticize. 2. n. gossip; criticism. lipahnede, vt. cf. [meing] kauduhd, pilenpahnmweli.
lipahnede, also lipahnedih. vt. to gossip about, to talk secretly about. lipahned, vi. cf. [meing] pilenpahnmwelih.
Lipahnmei n. the Katau consort of Nahnsapwe, the mother of Isokelekel.
lipahrekerek 1. meing. n. heartburn, acid reflux. 2. meing. vi. to have heartburn, to experience acid reflux. cf. sohiahia.
lipahrok₁, also lipoahrok. n. bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.
lipahrok₂ vi. to spy. lipahroke, vt.
lipahroke vt. to spy on. cf. [meing] linohdih.
lipahrourou, also lipahreureu. n. butterfly.
lipaiere meing. n. a stopper for the hole in a drinking coconut used by high titled people. cf. pinepen uhpw.
lipaule n. a fish sp. that lives at the mouth of streams.
lipeiahk, also peiahk. adj. oval.
lipekekil adj. looking in a begging manner. lipekekilih, vt.
lipengipeng vi. to sigh in one's sleep.
liper₁ n. fish sp., halibut.
liper₂ adj. skinny; sick, weak.
lipes adj. ferocious, fierce, menacing.
lipet n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lipilipil adj. choosy.
lipirap adj. thievish, given to stealing.
Lipitahn n. a clan, customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Kitti, known to have come from the Marshall Islands.
lipoahrok, also lipahrok₁. n. bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.
lipopohn adj. vain.
Lipopohnwel n. a ghost, of the jungle; said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past.
lipwalipw 1. n. discernable trace or mark; consequence, impact. 2. adj. discernable, consequential.
lipwan adj. having an effect, effective, efficient.
lipwanapwan vi. neut. to suspend from one shoulder or both with a strap or rope, as a bag, purse, or knapsack. lipwene, vt.
lipwarkid n. the tip of the outrigger (either end).
lipwei n. clam sp., antique ark, Anadara antiquata scapha, popular food item.
lipweipwein lehk adj. stingy.
lipwene vt. to suspend from one shoulder or both with a strap or rope, as a bag, purse, or knapsack.
lipwesepwes adj. frequently engaging in sexual intercourse.
lipwongmas vi. to faint.
lipwusingar adj. unpleasant, always in a bad mood; harsh acting.
lirau n. reed sp. Phragmites karka similar to bamboo, used for weaving and for making nose flutes.
liroaridi 1. 2. meing. vi. to be bashful, to be embarrassed, to be ashamed. cf. namenek.
lirohro adj. protective, mother-hen-like.
lirop n. mat, used to sleep or sit on. cf. [meing] moatoar₂, pereklap.
lisaimwer adj. loosely attached; limp₂ looking, of people.
lisalamwahu meing. adj. healthy looking, having a healthy complexion, having an appearance of being friendly. cf. poh mwahu.
lisalselewi meing. adj. erratic; hypocritical, two-faced. cf. koweikohdo.
lisap n. a small fish sp.
lisapahlkid n. vegetation in the form of debris that is caught on the front of the canoe or the outrigger, or both.
lisapei n. the female dance master for the dance called sapei.
Lisaramanipwel n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage that led to the colonization of Pohnpei.
lisarapat n. fish sp.
liseian 1. n. pregnancy. 2. adj. pregnant. cf. [meing] ahpalap.
liseianda vi. to become pregnant. n. pregnancy.
liseirkopw, also lisairkopw. adj. always crying, said of a child that easily cries when upset.
liseiseipahini, also liteiteipahini. n. sp. of green lizard.
liseliping adj. chaotic.
Lisermwudok n. a subclan of the Dipwinmen clan.
lisoapwoar n. sp. of crab.
lisoarop 1. n. hat. 2. vi. to wear a hat. cf. [meing] ohpweisou.
lisoi, also lusoi. vi. to doze off, to nod when falling asleep.
lisongapwo 1. n. paralysis. 2. vi. to be paralyzed.
lisop n. sp. of sea cucumber, tiger tail sea cucumber, Holothuria hilla, commonly found under rocks on reef flats.
lisosipil adj. said of one who consistently puts too much water in kava or lihli.
lisouduhdu n. sp. of crab.
Lisoumokiap n. the woman who, with her sister Lisoumokoleng, came to Pohnpei from Katau Peidi on the sixth settlement voyage.
Lisoumokoleng n. a woman, who with her sister Lisoumokiap, cane to Pohnpei from Katau Peidi on the sixth settlement voyage, said to have brought a number of varieties of banana plants and yam seedlings.
litak n. fish sp., mudskipper.
litapwih vt. to paint. litepw, vi.
liteh vi. to bear fruit, as of a breadfruit tree. Mahio saikingte liteh. That breadfruit tree has not borne fruit yet. Rah wo litehn riau. That branch has two fruits. see wa.
litehlapalap adj. wide and flat.
litehmwahu meing. n. a stone placed in front of an entrance to a house, used to wipe one's feet on. cf. takain wudeh.
Litehriete n. the second matrilineage of the Dipwinpahnmei's ruling subclan, which wrested the title of Nahnmwarki from the senior matrilineage in 1836.
Litehsilite n. the third-ranking lineage of the Isohn Enimwahn ,the Dipwinpahnmei's ruling subclan.
litehwih vt. to encircle, to surround.
liteiteipahini, also liseiseipahini. n. sp. of green lizard.
litepw, also litopw. 1. n. paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol. 2. vi. to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol. litapwih, vt.
litepwitepw meing. vi. to be picked,of lice from one's hair; to be groomed. litepwitepwe, vt. cf. mpek.
litikitik adj. temperamental; stingy.
litinsapw vi. to lose interest in life after losing one's land or after one's property is ruined.
litok n. hen.
litokmwanger n. reed sp., a variety of ahlek with reddish spots on the stem.
liwadawad marer n. grass sp., Centella asiatica.
liwair n. a small sp. of bat₁, believed to accompany ghosts.
liwaisisik vi. to hop on one foot.
lo vi. to be caught.
loahk n. lock. [Eng.]
loahng₁ n. fly₁.
loahng₂ n. (3sg. loange) canoe roller, logs used to roll a canoe out of the water on to the shore.
loahngnous n. long nose pliers. [Eng.]
loak vi. to be locked. [Eng.] loakehdi, vt.
loakehdi vt. to lock. [loak <Eng. lock] loak, vi.
loakewel 1. meing. vi. to defecate. 2. meing. n. defecation. cf. pek, kainen mwenge.
loakipil 1. meing. vi. to bathe. 2. meing. n. bath. cf. duhdu.
loakiso 1. meing. vi. to bathe. 2. meing. n. water for bathing. cf. duhdu.
loal adj. deep.
loalamwahu adj. good-hearted.
loale prep. n. inside (him, her, or it).
loalehdi meing. vt. to remember, to recall. cf. tamataman.
loalehla meing. vt. to become fond of someone; to fall in love with. cf. poakepoakehla, mwahukihda.
loalehng, also loalohng. vt. to be devoted, reliable, persevering.
loaleid, also loaloid. 1. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home. 2. n. homesickness. cf. [meing] iremwell, keidloaloh.
loalekeng adj. intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp. cf. [meing] uwenrahn, kupwurekeng.
loalen parisi adj. two-faced, hypocritical, pharisaical. [parisi <Eng. Pharisee]
loalepwei archaic. adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.
loallap 1. adj. daring, reckless, bold, adventurous. 2. n. thief, murderer, rascal.
loalloale 1. vi. to be infatuated. 2. meing. vt. to love. cf. pwopwotih.
loalmasarang, also loalmasarar. adj. indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.
loalmoakoamoak adj. shy, sheepish; kind; good natured.
loaloapwoat 1. adj. faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal. 2. n. faithfulness, perseverance, single-mindedness, loyalty. cf. [meing] peirek.
loaloapwoatieng vt. to be devoted to.
loaloh adj. heartsick, of a man who has lost his wife.
loalohng, also loalehng. vt. to be devoted, reliable, persevering.
loaloid, also loaleid. 1. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home. 2. n. homesickness. cf. [meing] iremwell, keidloaloh.
loalopwon adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.
loaltehtik, also loaltik. adj. pessimistic.
loang vi. to be passed in the traditional manner of respect; to be placed across another thing. loange, vt.
loangalap n. wasp; a sp. of fly₁ that makes its nest in dry wood, such as dried hibiscus; any sp. of fly larger than the common house fly.
loangalap en suke n. honeybee. Loangalap en suke mi nanwel en Pohnpei. Honey bees live in the forests of Pohnpei.
loange vt. to pass in the traditional manner of respect; to place one thing across another thing. loang, vi.
loangen pwise n. a bluish colored fly₁.
loangen suke n. honeybee. [suke <Eng.]
loangenmeiso meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
loangkoait vi. in U, to serve the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken by carrying kava directly from the pounding stone.
loangmeiso meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
loangoaloang adj. full of flies.
loangoapahpa vi. to place one's leg over a sleeping partner.
loangon n. sea cucumber, Sticopus japonicus, found on lagoon slopes, eaten, a favored food in Asia.
Loangtakai n. a place in Madolenihmw where Kitti warriors led by Isosauri defeated a force from Madolenihmw in the eighteenth century.
loh₁, also lahu. n. (3sg. lewe) tongue. cf. [meing] eseulap.
loh₂ vi. to have something caught in ones throat. cf. [meing] sokoloal.
loh₃ n. seat, in a canoe. cf. [meing] pohnkoiohlap.
Lohd n. harbor in Madolenihmw.
Lohd Pah n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
Lohd Powe n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
lohdi vi. to be conquered, captured, overcome.
lohk vi. to spread news. lohki, vt.
lohki vt. to spread news about. lohk, vi. see lohk.
lohkinned vi. to issue a call for food, done by a Nahnmwarki prior to a feast.
lohlo n. crossbeam in a house; the name of the first beam as you enter a feasthouse. cf. [meing] kehnlangiso.
lohmwei 1. n. a disease of infants, attributed to the mother's becoming pregnant while a child is still nursing. 2. vi. to have this disease.
lohng, also longenmwet. n. termite, termite nest.
lohnwar n. seat, in a canoe.
lohpehdi meing. vi. to dive into deep water. cf. dikoumoangidi.
lohpwelipwel vi. to make a good catch with a net.
lohpwu n. cross, crucifix; floor beam; a carrying pole with a cross pole attached; a kava plant large enough that it requires being carried on such a carrying pole. cf. [meing] rohlap.
lohpwuala, also lohpwuhla. vi. to be crucified. cf. [meing] karohlap.
lohpwuhla vi. see lohpwuala.
lohs n. mat, used to sleep or sit on. cf. [meing] moatoar₂, pereklap.
Lohsapw n. the former name of Nanpahlap, a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
lohteng adj. mute, dumb, stuttering.
lohtik n. (3sg. lohtiki) uvula.
loi vi. to collide. loir, vt.
loi- vi. to arrive at a specific location, to appear on the scene.
loipehs vi. to tap ashes from a cigar, cigarette, or pipe.
loir vt. to strike together. loi, vi.
loitik meing. vi. to whisper. cf. mwenginingin, mwengin.
lok vi. to suffer, physically or mentally; to be tired; to give up.
lokala vi. to be sated, to have had it with something or someone.
lokaia vi. to speak, to talk. cf. [meing] mahsen, poahngok.
lokaia mengei n. the common form of Pohnpeian; common language. Kitail lokaia mengei pwe en sansal. Let us speak the common language in order to make ourselves clear.
lokaia suwed adj. foulmouthed.
lokaia tohto adj. argumentative.
lokaiahn aramas n. language of the people, the level of common language.
lokaiahn wahu n. honorific language, respect language.
lokaiahn wai 1. vi. to speak English. 2. n. English.
lokala vi. to be sated, to have had it with something or someone.
lakalok, also lokalok. adj. restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.
lokolok n. suffering.
lokulok, also lukuluk. 1. vi. to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner. 2. adj. asthmatic. 3. n. a serious case of asthma; agitated breathing.
lol n. fish sp., ehu, red snapper, Etelis carbunculus.
lol imwin pwadaik toantoal n. fish sp., rusty jobfish, Aphareus rutilans.
lol maswalek n. fish sp., longtail red snapper, onaga, Etelis coruscans.
lolok vi. to frown.
lolong n. stone tomb or burial chamber.
lommw, also lemmw. adj. afraid of ghosts.
lomwod slang. vi. to eat voraciously.
lomwolomw adj. damp.
-long verb. suff. inwards, into. alu walk, aluhlong walk into.
longenmwet, also lohng. n. termite.
lop vi. to be cut crosswise. lopuk, vt.
lopidi n. district, precinct; section; cut in a hill or mountain made for a road.
lopitik₁ vi. to chop into small pieces. lopitikih, vt.
lopitikih vt. to chop something into small pieces. lopitik₁
lopuk vt. to cut crosswise. lop, vi.
lopw₁ num. one hundred thousand.
lopw₂ vi. to clap. lopwor, vt.
lopwolopw vi. to wash clothing, to do laundry, literally the action of pounding clothing. lopwor, vt.
lopwon 1. n. any soft object which is made into a ball; a ball of kava root fibers set aside during the first pounding; one of the cups of kava in the kava ceremony. 2. vi. to be made into a ball. lopwonih, vt.
lopwor vt. to wash clothing, to launder; to clap; to applaud. lopw₂, lopwolopw, vi.
losalap n. wide mat, commonly used for sleeping; a ceremonial mat. cf. [meing] pereklap.
losenpwong vi. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight; to let an issue ride until the next day. losenpwongih, vt.
losenpwongih, also loasenpwongih. vt. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight; to let an issue ride until the next day. Kitail losenpwongih oh pwurehng koasoaia. Let us sleep on it and discuss it again. losenpwong, loasenpwong, vi. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhnpwongih.
losolos adj. lush, as of foliage; thick, as a coat of hair.
lou adj. cool, cooled off.
loulou 1. meing. vi. to pray. 2. n. prayer. cf. kapakap₁.
ludenen n. lieutenant. [Eng.]
luh₁ vi. to be incomplete, as a consequence of some part being removed.
luh₂ meing. n. the final cup of kava, marking the end of the kava ritual, either as a consequence of the Nahnmwarki's departure or because the kava is stale, in which case fresh kava is brought and the ritual begins anew. cf. kodie.
Luhennos n. a title.
luhk n. invitation.
Luhk n. a minor Pohnpeian deity; a title.
Luhk Nahnsapwe n. the thunder god.
Luhk Pohnpei n. a title.
luhke meing. n3s. thumb or big toe. cf. sendilepe.
Luhken Kesik n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw who was deposed in 1836.
Luhken Kideu n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw who, as Wasahi, deposed the then reigning Nahnmwarki, Luhken Kesik, in 1836. Luhken Kideu ruled ruled until 1854.
Luhken Lengsir n. an honorific death title for Nahnku, the Nahnken of Kitti, who ruled from 1843 to 1864.
Luhken Mwei U n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw, who ruled from 1854 to 1855.
Luhken Sakau n. the Nahnken of Kitti who immediately preceded Nahnku, the father of Henry Nahnpei.
Luhkenleng n. the diety who gave kava to Pohnpei.
luhl interj. an exclamation, said to drive away sharks.
luhmwuhmw 1. meing. vi. to be sick. 2. adj. sickly. 3. n. sickness, disease, illness. cf. soumwahu.
luhmwuhmwla vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk; to have an incurable ailment.
luhpes n. louver. [Eng.]
luhr n. carpenter prawn, Palaemon serrifer.
luhs vi. to lose. [Eng.]
luhte n. a yam cultivar.
luhwe n3s. leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining. cf. [meing] luhweiso.
luhwehdi vi. to be leftover.
luhweiso meing. n. leftover food. cf. luhwe.
Luihsiana n. Louisiana. [Eng.]
luk vi. to be invited; to be towed; to troll for fish. luke, vt.
luke vt. to invite; to tow. luk, vi.
lukehdingiding meing. vi. to walk in the rain. cf. dilin keteu.
lukenaisais n. a yam cultivar.
lukenaisais mwotomwot n. a yam cultivar.
lukepe n3s. invitation; the waist; in the middle.
lukiamwas, also lukuwal, lukielel, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lukielel, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
Lukoap n. an autonomous area in southern Kitti prior to the unification of the chiefdom by Soukisehnleng.
lukom vi. to wrap around, to encircle.
Lukop n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw; also the name of an autonomous area in Kitti in the past.
lukope n3s. middle, either in a spatial or temporal sense; waist or trunk of the body, trunk of a tree.
lukopenpwong n. midnight, middle of the night.
lukouk n. small hand net for fishing.
lukuluk, also lokolok. 1. vi. to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner. 2. adj. asthmatic. 3. n. serious case of asthma; agitated breathing.
lukupoaridi vi. to lean forward; to bow.
lukuwal, also lukiamwas, lukielel, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lul 1. vi. to flame. 2. n. flame.
lulda, also mpwulda. adj. ablaze.
lupwoar 1. n. the act of scolding or deprecating. 2. adj. deprecative. lupwoare, vt. cf. [meing] nahnioaralap.
lupwoare vt. to scold, to deprecate. lupwoar, vi. cf. [meing] nahnioarelepe, angiangih.
lupwoluwo n. a large octopus-like creature, said to live in the mouth of rivers, possibly mythical.
lus vi. to jump. lusuk, vt.
lusida vi. to jump up; to be surprised.
lusiam 1. vi. to commit suicide by hanging oneself. 2. n. suicide by hanging.
lusida vi. to jump up; to be surprised.
lusuk vt. to jump; to catch a ride with. lus, vi.
lusulus 1. adj. contagious; wandering, of speech. 2. n. high fever that includes seizures, sometimes deadly if not treated.
lususuhr adj. soft, easy to sink in, as a swampy place.
luwahreureu meing. vi. to visit; to take a walk; to go on a picnic. cf. mwemweit.
luwaikehk, also lauwikehk. vi. to call by shouting, to call out.
luwair, also luwaie. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
luwak vi. to be jealous, to be envious. cf. [meing] urahdied.
luwakada vi. to openly display jealousy.
luwakedi vi. to hide one's jealousy.
luwakahk, also luwakehk. adj. jealous, usually with reference to one's spouse. cf. [meing] urahdied.
luwakedi vi. to hide one's jealousy.
luwaken eni n. an illness caused by the ghost of a dead relative.
luwehs n. tree sp., Mammea odoratat, having a sticky sap.
luwet 1. adj. weak, feeble, sickly. 2. n. a sick person.
luwetakahu adj. said of someone who is weak in lifting or carrying something.
luwou n. bracelet. cf. [meing] wairen kederlap.