ra re ri ro ru
ra num. cl. used in counting branches. rahn tuhke limara five tree branches.
rah n3s. branch; tentacle, as of an octopus.
rahn sakau n. stem of a kava plant.
Rahdak n. the name of the eastern chain of the Marshall Islands.
rahk₁ n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] pwukemenleng.
rahk₂ n. the small stakes attached to the outrigger and the two central supports of a canoe.
Rahlik n. the name of the western chain of the Marshall Islands.
rahmedel, also sakau rahmedel. n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having smooth, light colored stems.
rahmwanger, also sakau rahmwanger. n. Piper methysticum, one of the two cultivars of kava grown on Pohnpei, distinguished by having a series of purplish or blackish spots on the stem.
rahn n. day.
Rahn en Mwei Mwahu n. Liberation Day.
Rahn en Santi n. Sunday. [santi <Eng.]
Rahn en Sapwad n. Sunday, Sabbath. [sapwad <Eng.]
Rahn Kaonop n. Saturday.
rahn koapwoarment n. branch of the government. [koapwoarment <Eng.]
rahn kuloak n. hands of a clock or watch. [kuloak <Eng.]
Rahn Mwahl n. weekday.
rahn sakau n. stem of a kava plant.
Rahn Sarawi n. Sunday.
Rahn Sarawi Lapalap n. Catholic holy day.
rahnei 1. meing. vi. to laugh. 2. meing. n. laugh, laughter. 1. Mwohnsapw rahrahnei. %Mwohnsapw| is laughting. cf. kouruhr.
rahnmwahu 1. vi. to greet. 2. n. greeting. rahnmwahwih, vt. cf. [meing] depwekinieng.
rahnmwahwih vt. to greet, to send a greeting. rahnmwahu, vi. cf. [meing] depwekinienge.
rahnmwoalehdi meing. vi. to rest from the day's activity. cf. kommoaldi.
rahnmwoaledihsang vt. to cease from the day's activity.
rahnwet n. today.
rahp n. raft, barge. [Eng.]
rahp komi n. rubber raft, life raft.
rahr n. finger coral.
rahs n. place of the uhmw; small stones used for making an uhmw.
rahu n. reed sp., Phragmites karka; a minor rafter to which pieces of thatch are attached, also woven into panelling for walls in a traditional house.
raido n. right field, in baseball. [Jap. raito < Eng.]
Raipwinloko n. a Saudeleur remembered as a cannibal.
rais n. rice, Oryza sativa. [Eng.]
rais dol uht 1. n. a dish made by cooking rice with ripe bananas, mashing the mixture, and then adding coconut cream. 2. vi. to cook this dish. 1. Mehn Pohnpei iouki rais dol uht. Pohnpeians like the dish of rice with mashed ripe bananas. 2. Liho pahn rais dol uht. That lady will cook rice with mashed ripe bananas.
rais pirain n. fried rice. [rais pirain <Eng. rice frying]
rak vi. to rack, as in pool. [Eng.]
rakied n. an area covered with gravel, pebbles, or crushed coral, as in Pohrakied, an area of Kolonia.
rakih vt. to scratch with the fingernails; to claw. rekirek, vi.
rakudai vi. to flunk, to fail. [Jap. rakudai]
ramen n. Chinese-style noodle soup. [Jap. rāmen]
ramin adj. smudged, faultily washed.
randana, also landana. n. lantana, Lantana camara. [Jap. rantana < Eng.]
ranning 1. n. undershirt. 2. vi. to wear an undershirt. [Jap. ranningu < Eng. running (shirt)]
ransi n. a motor launch. [Jap. ranchi < Eng. launch]
rap n. a salt water eel, commonly found on the barrier reef. [Mok.]
rapahki vt. to search for, to look for, to hunt for. repen₁, vi. cf. [meing] pahnlenge, pahnlangih.
rapit n. rabbit. [Eng.]
rappa n. bugle. [Jap. rappa]
rapwa, also rapwe. n. rubber tree. [Eng.]
rapwe n. see rapwa.
rar₁ 1. vi. to make a cracking, crunching, or static-like noise. 2. n. a noise of this kind.
rar₂ num. one million.
rar₃ vi. neut. to skin or peel. rere, vt.
rara n. pandanus sp.
rarahni n. crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, covered with long spines, destroys the coral of coral reefs.
rarkapwudong n. fire coral.
ras₁ vi. to be equal; to be the same as.
ras₂ adj. of the tide or of bodies of fresh water, to reach a low point where much of the bottom is exposed.
ras₃ vi. to be placed down, of a number of dead animals or fish that are to be used for food. resehdi, vt.
rasaras 1. n. saw. 2. vi. neut. to saw.
rauk, also sauk. vi. to fall down, of standing objects.
raun₁ vi. to make the rounds. [Eng. rounds]
raun₂ vi. to walk or drive around; to wander about. [Eng. around]
rausis 1. n. trousers, pants. 2. vi. to wear trousers. [Eng. trousers] rausisih, vt.
rausis en kapwat 1. n. dress pants. 2. vi. to wear dress pants.
rausis mwotomwot 1. n. short pants, shorts. 2. vi. to wear short pants or shorts.
rausis preisis 1. n. bib overalls. 2. vi. to wear bib overalls. [Eng.]
rausis reirei 1. n. long pants. 2. vi. to wear long plants.
rawahn, also duhrien. n. tree sp., false durian, Pangium edule, edible fruit.
re 1. subj. pron. they, plural. 2. meing. subj. pron. you. cf. ke₁.
redio n. radio. [Eng.]
regensohr archaic. n. disbelief.
reh₁ prep. n. location of (him, her, or it).
reh₂ n. Centosteca lappacea.
rehdang vi. of a female, to use a dry cloth to wipe her sex organs, done when she is unable to bathe the lower part of her body.
rehdil, also rehdil rasaras. n. fern spp., Asplenium polyodon, Nephrolepis biserrata, Nephrolepis cordifolia, or Nephrolepis exaltata.
rehki 1. n. rake. 2. vi. to rake. [Eng.] rehkih, vt.
rehkih vt. to rake. I pahn rehkih tehn tuhke. I will rake the leaves. [rehki <Eng.] rehki, vi.
rehl n. rail₂, for a train. [Eng.]
rehmaikol n. grass spp., Cyrtococcum accrescens or Oplismenus hirtellus.
rehmwusleng n. the designated name of limesrihri, the first stem pried off of the enihlap (largest kava).
rehn sehmen n. grass sp.
rehnta n. grass spp., Andropogon glaber or Paspalum cartilagineum.
rehpadil n. grass sp., paddle grass, Ischaemum chordatum.
rehr, also keleu, kolou. n. another name for the hibiscus bark used for squeezing kava juice.
rehrehdi interj. Get ready!, a call used in traditional dances to alert the dancers that it is time to dance. [Eng. ready?]
rehtakai n. grass spp., crow-foot grass, Chrysopogon aciculatus or Eleusine indica.
rehu n. beam or rafter of a roof.
rei vi. to be stained; to be dyed. reid, vt.
reid vt. to stain; to dye. rei, vi.
reidi vi. to rhythmically pound₁ a kava stone at the beginning of the kava ceremony.
reirei₁ 1. adj. long, tall;. 2. n. the name of the letter h, the seventh letter of the alphabet, used to represent vowel length; also called eis₁.
reirei₂ adj. runny, of colors in materials; pale, of the face as after a sudden shock; blue, of the face as when cold; puckered up, of the mouth as after eating unripe bananas.
rehrehnkatau n. the designated name for the limesrahra, the second stem pried off from the enihlap (the largest kava in a feast) during the kava ritual.
rehrehnkedu n. the designated name for the limesepwel, the third stem pried off from the enihlap (the largest kava in a feast) during the kava ritual.
reise n. razor; razor blade. [Eng.]
reisuwan adj. tall.
rek adj. abundant, plentiful.
rekeileng meing. vi. to lean; to recline, of animate beings. Isipahu rekerekeileng. Isipahu is reclining. rekeilenge, vt. cf. idengek.
rekeilenge meing. vi. to lean against. Soukisehnleng rekeilenge weren nansapwo. Soukisehnleng leaned against the car. rekeileng, vt. cf. idengengki.
rekeleng meing. n. finger. Rekeleng kan pwelipwella. Your fingers got dirty. cf. sendin peh.
rekenleng, also rekinleng. n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] pwukemenleng.
rekenpwel, also rekinpwel. n. yam season. cf. [meing] pwukemenpwel.
rekepwel meing. n. toe. cf. sendin neh.
rekeseidak meing. adj. popular, beloved, favored. cf. masamas.
rekeseipwel meing. adj. unpopular; unattractive. cf. sapakaris.
rekidak 1. n. the first food distributed at a gathering, given to the highest titled person present; the severed right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done). 2. vi. to sever the right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done). rekidakih, vt. cf. [meing] pweisek.
rekidi vi. to bend down to pick something up.
rekile adj. long-legged; of a tree, having a long trunk.
rekinleng, also rekenleng. n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] pwukemenleng.
rekipwel vi. to clear land by pulling up grass or weeds, to bare the earth.
rekirek vi. neut. to scratch with the fingernails; to claw. rakih, vt.
rekohdo archaic. n. record, a sound recording. [Jap. rekōdo < Eng.]
remek n. tree sp., Cynometra ramiflora or Scaevola taccada.
remekensapw n. the sighting of land from a ship or a voyaging canoe.
rempwidi vi. to calm down after a time of confrontation.
reng vi. to be dried, as of copra or tobacco.
renged adj. dark, of colors.
rengen mwell 1. meing. n. nasal mucus. 2. meing. vi. to have runny nose. cf. toai.
rengireng vi. to warm oneself by a fire. cf. [meing] mweluhpei, karakaramwahu.
rengk 1. vi. to slide, of rocks. 2. n. rock slide.
rens n. wrench. [Eng.]
rensed n. salt water.
rensuh vi. to practice for an athletic event, to warm up for an athletic event. [Jap. renshū]
repen₁ vi. neut. to search. rapahki, vt.
repen₂ n. ribbon, lace. [Eng.]
Repena n. the Madolenihmw warrior who received the title Soulik en Sapwawas as a reward for assassinating the Spanish commander, Colonel Isidro Gitierres y Soto near Ohwa in 1890.
repenpwung legal. n. lawsuit; complaint.
repenpwung sapahl 1. legal. vt. to appeal. 2. legal. n. an appeal.
repwidi 1. vi. to flinch, to fear. 2. n. drop off, edge of a precipice. 1. Ke dehr repwidihsang lahpo. Don't be afraid of that guy.
repwirepw 1. adj. mixed, of bananas and any other food. 2. n. any dish flavored with bananas.
rer 1. vi. to tremble or shake; to be on edge, of the teeth. 2. adj. shaky. 1. rerrer en sahpw earthquake.
rere vt. to skin or peel; to band₁ a tree to kill it. rar₃, vi.
rerehd wasa vi. to bawl, to cry loudly.
rerei 1. vi. to run a relay race. 2. n. the name of this race. [Jap. rirē < Eng.]
rareiso, also irareiso. 1. meing. n. cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. 2. meing. vi. to walk with a cane, crutch, staff, walking stick. cf. sokon.
rerenmwel meing. n. a greeting conveyed in absentia through a third party.
rerinmwoalu meing. vi. to stir or sigh in one's sleep. cf. koahnek.
rerinpehiso meing. n. pillow. cf. uluhl.
rerinpwaiso, also ririnpwaiso. meing. n. a speech given by the Nahnmwarki after an apology is made. Nahnken pahn kapwil rerinpwaiso. The Nahnken is going to give a speech on behalf of the Nahnmwarki. cf. kapahrek₁.
rese vt. to saw. rasaras, vi.
resehdi vt. to lay down food to be distributed, as at a kamadipw or a funeral. ras₃, vi.
resen Nahnken n. a feast that takes place following the funeral of a Nahnken.
resen Nahnmwarki n. feast for promotion to Nahnmwarki or for the funeral of the Nahnmwarki.
resenlangih meing. vt. to rub noses, the tradtional form of a kiss. resenleng, vi.
resenleng meing. vi. the act of rubbing noses, the tradtional form of a kiss. resenlangih, vt. cf. mpoake.
reseres en kopwoar n. jigsaw.
reseres en lop n. crosscut saw.
reseres en mete n. hacksaw.
reseres en peh n. hand saw.
reseres en pwal n. ripping saw.
reseres en Sapahn n. Japanese style saw, which cuts on the draw.
reseresen uduk, also rasaras en uduk. n. meat saw.
reseres en wai n. American style saw, which cuts on the push.
reseulap, also roasoulap. meing. adj. kind, merciful; generous. cf. kadek₁.
resires n. shoal.
reulap n. rafter.
reuleng meing. vi. to go around, to run a lap₂. Mwohnsapw pahn reuleng nan kousapw aka. Mwohnsapw will go around to the sections. reulenge cf. pidek.
rewenseutoal n. a way of carrying heavy objects by getting a group of people under it and picking it up.
riadip num. two. see dip.
riodun num. two. see dun.
riahk n. the sound dance paddles make when struck together or against a beam during a dance performance.
riahka n. small two-wheeled cart, pulled or pushed by hand. [Jap. riyakā < Eng. rear+car]
riahla 1. vi. to be cursed, resulting in illness or misfortune. 2. n. curse, spiritual retribution.
riahi num. two. see ih₃.
riaka num. two. see ka₂.
riakap num. two. see kap.
riakis num. two. see kis₁.
riapa num. two. see pa₃.
riapak num. two. see pak₁.
riapali num. two. see pali₁.
riapar num. two. see par₂.
riara num. two. see ra.
riosop num. two. see sop₂.
riau num. two; name of the final rhythm used when pounding kava, in Kitti, Sokehs, and Nett. see -u.
rie poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for siblings or any person called sibling in the Crow kinship terminology.
riehk num. twenty. see ehk₁.
riehl num. two. see el₂.
rieisek num. twenty. see eisek.
rielep num. two. see lep.
riemen num. two. see men₃.
riemwodol num. two. see mwodol.
riomwut num. two. see mwut₂.
riengoul, also riongoul. num. twenty. see ngoul.
riapit num. two. see pit₂.
riesel num. two. see sel₂.
riesou num. two. see sou₄.
riete num. two. see te.
riewel num. two. see wel₂.
rih n. name of the letter r, the sixteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /r/, an alveolar trill.
rihng n. ring₁, as for the finger. [Eng.]
rihp n. used banana leaves or breadfruit leaves from an uhmw. cf. [meing] souripeleng.
rihpe 1. n. a kind of magic used during a fight to render one's opponent powerless. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic. rihpehih, vt.
rihpehih vt. see rihpe.
rihpw n. fungus, fungus infection, rash.
ripwitik n. heat rash, any minor rash.
rihr n. line of debris such as seaweed, twigs, leaves, etc. floating in the ocean.
rihs vt. to break a long object by hand.
rik vt. to gather, of objects on the ground or of people.
rimohd, also remoud. n. remote, as for a television. [Eng.]
rimpio, also kanahria. 1. n. gonorrhea. 2. vi. to have gonorrhea. [Jap. rinbyō]
rinso n. powdered soap; formerly used as a generic term for any brand of powdered soap; sompehs is now more commonly used. [Eng. Rinso]
rioapoar num. two. see poar₁.
rioapwoat num. two. see pwoat.
riopwong num. two. see pwong.
riopwuloi num. two. see pwuloi.
riotumw num. two. see tumw₁.
rioumw num. two. see umw₂.
ripe vt. to move, of covers, lids, tops, louvers, etc., generally of flat items that are parallel to the ground.
ripwada vi. to leave hastily. ripwahda, vt.
ripwaripw adj. hasty, rash, careless.
ripwilap n. fungus infection.
ripwiripw₁ adj. covered by a fungus infection, perhaps so-called because of its resemblance to the fish.
ripwitik n. heat rash, any minor rash.
rir adj. difficult to locate or understand; hidden, concealed; vague, not obvious. ririh, vt.
riri n3s. any of the minor appendages (as the antenna or legs) of shrimp, crabs, lobsters, etc.
ririh vt. to hide₁ behind, to conceal. rir, adj.
ririnderihleng meing. n. eyelash. cf. ririnmas.
ririnmas n. (3sg. ririnmese) eyelash. cf. [meing] nihnihrek, ririnderihleng.
ririnmen n. flock of birds located over a school of fish.
ririnmwomw n. school₁ of fish.
ririnpwaiso, also rerinpwaiso. meing. n. a speech given by the Nahnmwarki after an apology is made. cf. kapahrek₁.
rirlengla meing. vi. to die. cf. mehla.
rirrirtik n. dense forest area, where many small trees are growing closely together.
rirtuwenwelih vi. neut. to follow someone traveling on a trail or a forest path for the purpose of finding out what the person is up to.
risiht n. receipt. [Eng.]
rit- vi. to be opened or closed, of anything hinged or attached, as a door, window, etc. Wenihmwo ritidi. The door is closed. riting, vt.
riting vt. to open or close₁ anything hinged or attached, as a door or window. rit-, vi.
ro vi. to be carried on a litter between forward and rear carriers. rowe, vt.
roahs n. whale.
roake vt. to take in handfuls; to make a fist.
roakoaroak n. handful. I kiheng roakoaroak en rakied ehu nan kepo. I put a handful of gravel in the cup.
roam n. rum. [Eng.]
roang adj. burned, crisp, of something overcooked.
roangoaroang en sohr adj. indifferent.
roangoaroangsou vi. to be in the sun.
roangoaroangsoula vi. to get sunburned.
roapwoahnge vt. to hold against one's chest; to embrace someone or something, as a mother cradling her child. Liho roapwoahnge nah serio. The woman embraced her child.
roapwoaroapw 1. n. something carried by both hands against the chest. 2. vi. to carry by holding against the chest. 1. E kolokol roapwoaroapw en likou ehu. He is holding a load of clothes. 2. Serio roapwoaroapw rehn ohlo. The child is being held by the man.
roasailap meing. vi. to sit. Mwohnsapw roasailap pohn tahto. Mwohnsapw sat on the floor. cf. mwohd.
roh n. carrying litter that requires two or more people to carry it; the size of a yam is designated by how many men it takes to carry it; e.g. rohn riemen 'two man yam', rohn pahmen 'four man yam', etc. cf. [meing] rohpapiso.
rohdplok, also roudplok. 1. n. roadblock. 2. vi. to set up roadblock; to block the road. [Eng.] rohdplokih, vt.
Rohi n. a section (kousapw) in U and Kitti.
Rohi Pah n. formerly the name of a section (kousapw) in U; now called Diadi.
Rohi Powe n. formerly the name of a section (kousapw) in U.
rohk vt. to gather up, to catch with the hands.
rohlak n. rowlock, oarlock. [Eng.]
rohlikedepw vi. to fish for shrimp.
Rohmw, also Rom. n. Rome.
rohng n. news.
Rohnkitti n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
rohpapiso meing. n. carrying litter that requires two or more people to carry made for carrying the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. cf. roh.
rohpe n. a container for carrying things, such as a food basket.
rohroh- vi. to be on its way; bedtime stories are normally concluded in this way. Ahi soaipwoat rohrohwei. My story is on its way to you.
rohrohki archaic. vt. to be protective of. Ken rohrohki irepensapw. Be protective of your land boundaries.
rohrohpwel n. a commoner, one destined to serve.
rohs, also wahn rohs. n. flower, any flowering plant; rose. [Eng.]
rohsapal n. the name of a portion of a kava plant. When a large kava plant is split up so that it can be carried to a kamadipw, it is divided into three parts with the branches still intact. The first to be severed is called nahnie, the second nahnpe, and the third rohsapal.
rohsopwou vi. to fish for the sp. of fish called sopwou.
roht n. darkness.
roi adj. of a place, unsuitable for planting because of being shaded by larger plants.
Roie n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs, formerly called Deh.
roik vi. to cringe.
rok, also ruk. vi. to hide₁, to take shelter. cf. [meing] merir₂.
rokpahs n. thurible, incense holder. [Ger. Rauchfass]
rokumw n. sp. of small land crab.
rokupadda 1. vi. to play the game, fly-take-a-bat. 2. n. the name of this game. [padda <Jap. battā]
rommwidi vi. to appear withdrawn; to calm down.
rong vt. to hear, to listen. cf. [meing] aipenlenge, aipenlangih, aipenpwonge, aipenpwongih, elielpaidoke, karonge, koaronge, kapaidoke.
rongada vt. to hear information that is possibly unreliable.
rongamwahu n. good news; good reputation; gospel (Biblical). Rongamwahu en Wehin Koht Good News about the Kingdom of God.
rongen sohpeidi n. the widow of a Nahnmwarki, a royal widow.
rongkapw n. current news, recent information.
rongwasa adj. having a keen sense of hearing.
rop vi. neut. of Micronesian canoes, to change direction by repositioning the sail.
ropwe n3s. rooster's comb.
ropwen malek n. plant sp., cockscomb, Celosia argentea.
rorok adj. contrary to one's expectations.
rorong slang. vi. to sleep, of children.
ros vi. to be consumed or used up.
rosario₁ 1. n. rosary. 2. vi. to say the rosary. [Spa. rosario]
roson adj. healthy, of human beings.
rosotakai 1. n. a game, involving teams in a game of catch. 2. vi. to play this game.
rot vi. to be in the dark, to be ignorant.
rotala vi. to become dark; to act irrationally; to have defective vision.
rotama n. a dish made of grated Cyrtosperma mixed with bananas and sweetened.
rotapwahk adj. pitch-black; in the dark, as of one who doesn't know something.
rotensowas 1. n. a kind of magic that enables the user to go unnoticed, as if invisible. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic.
rou n. (3sg. rowi) blame, stigma. Kaidehn ohlo me kawehla ahpw ih me ale rowi. That man did not break it, but he's the one who got the blame.
Roud Ailen n. Rhode Island. [Eng.]
roudplok, also rohdplok. 1. n. a roadblock. 2. vi. to set up roadblock, to block the road. 1. Polis ko wiahda roudplok ni elen kohla Sokehso. The police set up a roadblock on the road to Sokehs. 2. Polis ko roudplokih elen kohla Sokehso. The police blocked the road to Sokehs. 2. Re roudplok. They blocked the road. [Eng.] roudplokih, vt.
rowe vt. to carry something on a litter between forward and rear carriers. ro, vi.
ruhdo n. coarsely grated tapioca.
ruhl n. ruler, for measuring. [Eng.]
Ruk n. Chuuk, formerly known as Truk.
ruk, also rok. vi. to hide; to take shelter. cf. [meing] merir₂.
rukihdi vt. to ambush; to catch in the act.
rukih vt. to peep; to observe from a hidden position.
rukihdi vt. to ambush; to catch in the act.
rukoa vt. to chew, to masticate; to crush. rukoaruk, vi.
rukoaruk 1. vi. neut. to chew; to crush. 2. adj. chewable, as of a soft bone, crispy, as of potato chips. rukoa, vt.
ruksaku n. backpack, pack, rucksack. [Jap. ryukkusakku < Eng.]
rupwurupw, also ripwiripw₂. n. fish sp., brown-marbled grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus.
ruwahdek, also urahdek. 1. vi. to be pulled, to be dragged. 2. adj. not quite cooked, of food items that are tested for being cooked by inserting a fine stick. ruwahdeki, vt.
ruwahdekih, also urahdekih. vt. to pull, to drag. ruwahdek, vi.
ruwek vi. to be sprained, to be turned, of the ankle.
ruwes vi. to command, to order. ruwese, vt.
ruwese vt. see ruwes.