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Pohnpeian-English (alpha)

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ra   num. cl. used in counting branches. rahn tuhke limara five tree branches.

rah   n3s. branch; tentacle, as of an octopus.

rahn sakau   n. branch of a kava plant.

rahn₂   n. branch, used with reference to kava as a word for a dead branch, indicating that the plant is old and the kava is strong; can be counted as rahn ara, rahn riara, etc.

Rahdak   n. the name of the eastern chain of the Marshall Islands.

rahk₁, also rekenleng.   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.

rahn₁   n. day.

rahn₂   n. branch, used with reference to kava as a word for a dead branch, indicating that the plant is old and the kava is strong; can be counted as rahn ara, rahn riara, etc.

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. branch 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 kihou   1. n. old work pants. 2. vi. to wear old work pants. 1. Ah rausis kihowo pwelipwel. His old work pants are dirty. 2. E rausis kihouda pwe e pahn mwet. He put on his old work pants because he is going to clear some land.

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   n. the inner bark of keleu which is used as a bast in the preparation of kava.

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 rahk₁.   n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August. cf. [meing] pwukemenleng.

rekenpwel   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.

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.   1. meing. adj. kind, generous, considerate, merciful. 2. meing. n. kindness, generosity. 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.

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.; to be open or closed, as of a business. 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; decayed, of teeth.

roangoaroang en sohr, also rengereng en sohr.   adj. indifferent, not evidencing any reaction.

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.

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