oa od oh oi ok ol om on op or os ot ou ow
-o dem. mod. that, away from you and me. pwihko that pig away from you and me.
oa interj. I find it hard to believe!
oah₁ n. name of the digraph oa, the fifth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /ɔ/, a lower-mid back rounded vowel.
oah₂ meing. sent. adv. yes, used in response to a Nahnmwarki. cf. dah.
oahnda vi. to turn on a switch. [oahn <Eng. on]
oahng n. turmeric (generic term); yellow of the egg.
oahs₁ n. ivory nut palm, Metroxylon amicarum, the fronds of which are used for making thatch, also used in making traditional medicines; roof; thatch.
oahs₂ n. horse. [Eng.]
oaht₂ 1. vi. neut. to order. 2. n. order, shipment. [Eng.] oahte, vt.
oahte vt. to order. [Eng.] oaht₁, vi.
oail n. oil. [Eng.]
Oaio n. Ohio. [Eng.]
oaioa, also aiau, likatengensapw. n. banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.
Oakos, also Ahkos. n. August. [Eng.] cf. [meing] Kih.
Oakotope n. October. [Eng.]
oale vt. to wave, to signal, to beckon to. oaloahl, vi.
oaloahd n. seagrass sp., turtle grass, Thalassia hemprichii, found in shallow water; used for making rope and as a medicine for healing large wounds; the large seeds of this plant are considered a delicacy.
oaloahdenpil n. a fresh water plant similar in appearance to oaloahd, Blyxa aubertii.
oaloahl vi. to wave, to signal, to beckon. oale, vt.
oaloahllap meing. n3s. upper shin bone. cf. uluhlen neh.
oangalap n. turmeric cultivar, the roots of which are used for medicine, making yellow dye, and flavoring soup.
oange n3s. yolk, of an egg.
oangen pahnle, also oangen pele. n. wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.
oangen pahsed n. turmeric cultivar.
oangen palau n. turmeric cultivar.
oangen pele, also oangen pahnle. n. wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, used for flavoring food.
oangitik, also kisinioang. n. turmeric sp., Curcuma longa, the roots of which are used for a red dye used in tatooing and for medicine; used as ingredient in Japanese curry.
oangoahng₁ 1. adj. yellow. 2. n. yellow.
oapoar num. one. see poar₁.
oapwoat num. one. see pwoat.
oaralap 1. adj. general, summarized. 2. n. general idea; summary, highlights; contents, heading, title (of a book). oarelepe, vt.
oare vt. to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc. oaroahr₁, vi.
Oare n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
oarelepe vt. to give the general idea of, to give a summary of. oaralap, adj.
oareman n. a variety of topwuk, a tree sp.
oaresed meing. vi. to paddle. Kumwail oaresedwei. You paddle on. cf. sei₁.
oaritik 1. adj. detailed. 2. n. detail. oaritikih, vt.
oaritikih vt. to give a detailed account of. oaritik, adj.
oaroahr₁ vi. neut. to scrape together and pick up a pile of something, such as dirt, kava, etc. oare, vt.
oaroahr₂ n. shore, coast, seaside, landing place for canoes or boats.
Oaron Maka n. a title.
Oaron Pwutak n. a title.
oarong, also arong. n. fish spp., bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus or giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis.
oarong en nanmadau n. fish sp., jack₁.
oarong en pil n. fish sp.,jack₁, commonly found where fresh water enters the ocean.
oarong en pwong n. fish sp., jack₁, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.
oarong maswalek n. fish sp., bigeye trevally, a variety of Caranx sexfasciatus, normally found in the lagoon.
oarong seik n. fish sp., greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili.
oarongtoal n. fish sp., jack₁.
oasmete n. tin roofing. [mete <Eng. metal]
oatalaud slang. adj. big mouthed, boastful.
oatamat adj. boastful, having bad breath.
oaht₁ slang. n. (3sg. oate) mouth.
oatekeng slang. adj. sharp-tongued.
oaterei adj. sharp-tongued; having a protruding, carp-like mouth.
oatilikamw slang. adj. lying, untruthful.
oatmwaiahn slang. adj. boastful, big-mouthed; having bad breath.
oatwalek slang. adj. having a wide, large mouth; big mouthed, both literally and figuratively.
oden dawahk n. a taro cultivar.
oden katau n. a taro cultivar.
oden kepinne n. a taro cultivar.
oden mwekil n. a wild taro sp., considered to be poisonous.
odenei n. a taro cultivar.
odepe n. a taro cultivar.
odopai n. scooter, motorcycle. [Jap. ōtobai < Eng. auto bicycle]
odun num. one. see dun.
oh₁ n. name of the letter o, the fourth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /o/, a mid back rounded vowel.
oh₂ conj. and. Wein U oh Nett tikitiksang wein Madolenihmw. The municipalities of U and Nett are smaller than the municipality of Madolenihmw.
oh₃ n. (3sg. owe) sprout of a yam.
oh₄ interj. Oh!
oh tier interj. Oh dear!, Oh my! [Eng.]
ohd, also oda, wehd, sepwikin. n. taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.
ohdai n. bandage, gauze. [Jap. ōdai]
ohdek₁ vi. to contribute everything available upon the death of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, to lay waste to the land upon such an occasion.
ohdek₂, also palahi. archaic. n. sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato.
ohdou meing. n. basket, purse, handbag. cf. kopwou.
ohi interj. an informal, disrespectful response employed when one is being called, meaning yes or I hear you.
ohiendang vi. to cheer, as in an athletic competition. [Jap. ōendan] ohiendangih, vt.
ohiendangih vt. to cheer someone on, as in an athletic competition. I ohiendangih aht pwihno. I cheered on our team.
ohio n. see oio.
ohl n. man, male.
ohla 1. vi. to be broken, ruined, destroyed, spoiled, injured. 2. n. ruin, damage, wound, injury.
ohlet vi. to halt, to stop; to hold, in a card game. [Eng. halt]
ohlsehl n. wholesale store. [Eng.]
ohmw n. home plate, in baseball. [Jap. hōmu < Eng.]
ohmwrang 1. n. home run. 2. vi. to hit a home run. [Jap. hōmuran < Eng.]
ohn kehp, also uhn kehp. n. vine of a yam, used medicinally.
ohn pweirek meing. n. string or rope for a water container (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe. cf. selin isek.
ohn sakau adj. hung over from kava or alcohol.
ohnoapwoat n. yam plant, often grown in competition with others, in which only one vine is allowed to grow.
ohnta n. a woody vine, Mucuna ponapeana.
ohntile n3s. attached handle, as of a basket, suitcase, lamp, etc.
ohntipw n. see ohntipw en sapwasapw.
ohpada, also ohpalawasa. meing. vi. to wake up. cf. pirida.
ohpalawasa, also ohpada. meing. vi. to wake up. cf. pirida.
ohperdaim n. overtime. [Eng.]
ohpis n. office, government. [Eng.]
ohpweisou 1. meing. n. hat. 2. vi. to wear a hat. cf. lisoarop.
ohpwet n. a yam cultivar.
ohpwet en pohnpei n. a yam cultivar.
ohpwet en salapwuk n. a yam cultivar.
ohpwet en wai n. a yam cultivar.
ohs₁ interj. Don't bother me! Please don't! Stay away!
ohs₂ n. hose. [Eng.]
oht archaic. n. reef ledge, coral flat adjacent to deep water. I kesik ni ohto. I spearfished at the reef ledge.
ohtehl n. hotel. [Eng.]
Ohwa n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
ok vi. to start or to burn, of a fire; to burn, of a light; to be ignited; to be started, as of an engine; to be on, as a light.
okasi n. candy. [Jap. okashi]
oke₁ vi. to burn, to make a fire glow.
okei interj. okay. [Eng.]
Oklaohma n. Oklahoma. [Eng.]
oko, also ko. dem. mod. those, away from you and me.
okoi interj. an interjection expressing surprise at something negative or unpleasant.
okoteme, also mehkot, ekot. pron. thing, something, anything (singular). Wahdo okoteme. Bring something.
Olapahd n. the trickster god of the Central Carolines.
olenei archaic. n. good man.
Olepel n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
oliol n. a vine sp.
olip Biblical. n. olive. [Eng.]
olohdi n. widower.
Oloiso meing. n. holders of the first twelve titles in the Nahnmwarki line. oloiso royal or noble man.
olopwoud archaic. n. a post located in the center of the ground level of a feasthouse.
Olosihpa n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol.
Olosohpa n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol. He became the first leader of Pohnpei and founded the Saudeleur dynasty.
omled n. omlet. [Eng.]
ommido vi. to be out of bounds, in a game; to be disqualified. [Jap. omitto : throw (someone) out of a game< Eng. omit]
omp, also emp₂. n. vine sp., Ipomoea littoralis, the leaves of which are used in medicine and for magic.
ompwu vi. of a person, to be carried on another's back. [Jap. onbu] ompwuih, vt.
ompwuih vt. to carry a person on one's back. [ompwu <Jap. onbu] ompwu, vi.
omw, also ahmw₂. poss. cl. your, singular. see ah₁.
omwi meing. poss. cl. your, yours, singular. cf. ahmw₁.
omwinwel, also ahmw₁, liahmw. n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.
one vt. to mend, to repair, to renew, to reshape, used principally with native objects. onohn, vi.
onepek n. peace, tranquility, good feelings.
ong prep. to, toward, in relation to, for.
onohn vi. to be mended or repaired, used principally with native objects. one, vt.
Ononmwoakot n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
onop 1. vi. to prepare; to study. 2. n. preparation; studying.
onopada vt. to prepare, to get ready.
onopen kakehlail n. preparation for confirmation in the Catholic church.
opohn n. harpoon; metal spear tip. [Eng.]
opohp, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, lukielel, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
opwong₁ num. one. see pwong.
opwong₂ n. carrying tray. [Jap. obon]
opwuloi num. one. see pwuloi.
Orekon n. Oregon. [Eng.]
orens n. orange (the fruit) Citrus sinensis and bitter orange, Citrus aurantium. [Eng.]
orked n. orchid (generic). [Eng.]
Oroluk, also Uruluk. n. a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.
os vi. to sprout, to grow.
osada 1. n. the first growth stage of a yam, when the tuber sprouts appear and begin to grow, in December through April. 2. vi. to grow. 1. Osada kin wiawi mwohn kehndou. The first growth stage takes place before the yam vine is given a rope to grow on. 2. Kehpo osada. The yam grew.
osdia n. host, the bread of the Eucharist. [Spa. hostia]
ose n3s. new shoot or sprout of a tuber; spur of a rooster.
osen pahr n. new shoot from a sprouting coconut.
osepwel vi. to be newly sprouting, of yams. Kehpin pahn mahio osepwel. The yam under the breadfruit tree is sprouting.
osihre n. locker, cabinet. [Jap. oshiire]
osime n. diaper. [Jap. oshime]
osiroi n. baby powder. [Jap. oshiroi]
osop num. one. see sop₂.
otoht adj. of food, appetizing due to the manner in which it is eaten by another.
otumw num. one. see tumw₁.
ou 1. n. a type of net fishing done by setting a net at high tide across a place in the reef where fish exit a body of water (employed principally in Sokehs and Nett). 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.
Ou n. a title.
Ou Ririn n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
oudau 1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net across a channel. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.
oudek n. punishment; destruction at the order of a chief.
oudmihl n. oatmeal. [Eng.]
ouiak 1. n. a method of fishing which involves waiting in a mangrove swamp for fish to come in on a rising tide. 2. vi. to fish in this manner. 1. Ansou en ouiak ni ididohn uh. The time to do ouiak fishing is at a rising tide.
oukanehu interj. Are you kidding?
oulaid 1. n. feast for returning fishermen. 2. vi. to prepare this feast.
oulaud, also aulaud. adj. boastful, loud mouthed, boisterous, given to exaggeration. Ke me oulaud. You are loud-mouthed.
oumai 1. n. a type of fishing, done by constructing at low tide two or three v-shaped long walls, about two feet high, built of coral or stone; fish become trapped when they try to exit at low tide; a fish weir. 2. vi. to trap fish in this manner.
oumw num. one. see umw₂.
oun, also aun. num. six. see ehd₁.
oun enipoas n. a yam cultivar.
Oun Pohnpei n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
Oun Sapawas n. a title.
Oundol n. a title.
Oundol en Ririn n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.
oundol en liwi n. a yam cultivar.
oundol en nahpik n. a yam cultivar.
ounsouna, also kiewek en koakonehp. n. a yam cultivar.
ounwel n. a yam cultivar.
ouras vi. to be tied, in the game peisihr. Ira ouras. They are tied.
ouremei vi. to use a kava stone for the first time.
ouse n. net fishing, using a long net set across a sandy area or inlet on the barrier reef.
ouwang vt. to carry on one's back. Lahpo ouwang serio. That guy carried the child on his back.
owannange n. shot put (the name of the game). [Jap. hōgannage]
mehn owannange n. shot, the metal ball used in the game of shot put.
owen mwenge, also ewen mwenge. adj. always hungry, selfish with food.
owen wedei adj. talkative.
owiou vi. to be waiting. Re owioupene ni nahso. They are waiting at the feasthouse. awih, vt.