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cabbage

Cabbage. naappaa

cabinet

A cabinet or box for food storage, esp. cooked food. haaychoe

Desk, drawer, cabinet. saraangak

calculate

To calculate. suumaar

To calculate. suumaar naag

calculus

Calculus, on teeth. naech

Calculus on teeth, from lime. ngaech

calendar

Calendar. kaaleendar

calf

The calf of his leg. qadiin qaay

call

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur naag

To call people to come to a mitmiit. maawoch

To beckon, to call; to suck. pining

To beckon, to call; to suck. pinpining

To call. poeng

called

A group of people called together for a specific, special task. baab

Meteor (so called because loegugean reeb ea piiluung ni kea yaen chug

Pertains to foreigners, especially white skinned ones. So called because they were thought to have arrived from foam in the ocean. faak ea wuth

The island in Palau called Angaur by Americans. A Yapese dance composed in Angaur, belonging to Tamil. One of the type of dance called gaasleaw. Yaawur

caller

The part of a dance at the beginning where the ^caller^ recites the first few lines while the dancers do not dance but only clap. gaas

The part of a dance at the beginning where the ^caller^ recites the first few lines while the dancers do not dance but only clap. gaesig

calling

Name for calling dogs. poech

Name for calling dogs. puuchii

callous

Callous. galaethoeth

Callous. galoethoeth

calm

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabley

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabrear

Peace, calm. gapaes

Calm, peaceful, quiet. miirip

Calm, quiet, peaceful, of wind or sea. moechäq

To become calm, quiet, peaceful. paes

To calm down, as after a storm. paslag

To calm down, as after a storm. paslëg

calmness

Calmness, quietness, peacefulness, of wind or sea. chäq

Calmness, quietness, peachfulness, of wind or sea. choeq

Calmness, quietness, peacefulness, of wind or sea. chöq

came

Name of one of the two women from Sipin who came to Yap and introduced new ideas. Beqemgoeg

The first trip that came to Yap from the Outer Islands. thang

camera

Photograph, picture, photography, camera. foedgaraaf

can

The body of something which can be seen, felt, or touched. bayangean

Heat of any physical object which can be touched. chogow

Deform, as a can. daliib

Can opener. kaangkiirii

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. kabreq

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. koobreq

To raise something to a standing position for the purpose of exhibiting it, that is, so others can see it. t'og

Twisted, like a tin can. wayëq

Twisted, like a tin can. wëq

canal

A canal in Yap. Tagireeng

cancel

To extinguish, put out, erase, cancel, wipe out, rub out, obliterate. thaeng

To extinguich, put out, erase, cancel, wipe out, rub out, obliterate. thängthaeng

candle

Candle. keendal

Candle. kiindal

candy

Coconut candy, made by Ulithians. leeleth

Candy, cookies. qookaes

cane

Section, segment, as on bamboo or sugar cane. fith

Sections as in bamboo or sugar cane; knots on a rope; penance. leebug

Sections as in bamboo or sugar cane; knots on a rope; penance. liibug

Sugar cane; something so good you don't want to stop doing it. mak'il

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yaan

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yeen

canned

Canned sardines. saediin

cannibal

Savage, cannibal, New Guinea; type of yam. moeroes

Cannibal, one who eats raw flesh. taa laang

cannon

Cannon, big gun. gapung

cannot

Man who cannot find a wife. maqaaw paaq

canoe

Three pronged canoe. bulaew

Type of canoe with no prongs; bottom of a canoe. buleal

Type of small canoe made form a single piece of wood, that is the bottom of the canoe is made from a single piece of wood. buleel

Three pronged canoe. bulmaaw

Red and black stripes on a canoe. chael

Type of canoe. chugpin

Outrigger boom on canoe. daawoch

Canoe riggings. faanag

To dig, scoop out; to bail as a canoe. fuqög

To reverse the sail of a canoe; to turn the sail of a canoe around; to tack. gaach

Lee or downwind side of canoe, side away from outrigger. gaarwol

Type of canoe with four prongs; to stretch out the hands as in dance. gaawel

Cross bars on boat or canoe. gol

To get water in, as a canoe; to scoop, dip, ladle. l'iing

To pull or push a canoe while walking in water. madaagil

Part of canoe. madaan ea faang

Sea, ocean, salt water; mermaid, sea nymph; to launch a canoe for the first time, to use a net or raft in the water for the first time. madaay

Easily sinkable, of boat or canoe; unskillful. mak'mak'

Type of canoe with three prongs. manguuchig

To finish, smooth off , as a canoe. marap

To finish, smooth off, as a canoe. marap naag

Gunwales of a boat or canoe. masap

Bilge of a boat or canoe. mayum

Outer part of frame of bamboo canoe platform opposite outrigger. meeyeq

Type of canoe. milaey

His vehicle, canoe, boat; its net pole. m'oor

Torch fishing canoe. m'oor ea magael

Canoe. m'uw

Canoe platform. ngiy

Model canoe. noenow

Kind of magic to cause a canoe to flip over back to upright, getting water out in the process. pachael garngaab

Patch, as on a canoe. panat'

Patch, as on a canoe. panët

Part of canoe. paruur

Type of two-pronged canoe. poopow

Part of a canoe side. qachbiqib

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qeeg

Part of canoe. qëpqëp

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qiyig

Gunwales of a boat or canoe. roochol

To have an accident in a canoe while sailing. tabrëy

Steering-paddle on canoe; (obscene: type of sexual act). thiip

Type of canoe with flat front. thowqab

A small house for boats and canoe; slang for vagina. toem'

Type of canoe. waamar

Canoe side platform. wälchäth

Paddle of a canoe; type of comb; steering wheel of a car; skinny. yaap'

canoes

Classifier for boats, canoes and ships and their contents; chagiy

A little house built on the outrigger of large canoes. geamiim

Mooring post or piling in water for boats and canoes. waag

canvas

Tarpaulin, canvas. taampoeliin

cap

Bottle cap. maen'

Bottle cap, or just cap in general. män'

Hat, cap. poerpoer

Hat, cap. pörpör

Hat, cap. purpur

Hat, cap. qörwaech

Hat, cap. qurwaech

capability

His ability, capability. thaawun

capacity

Filled to its capacity. chingad

Swim bladder of a fish; diving device; breath, wind (as in one's capacity to hold one's breath). luub

The capacity of a container. toom'

capitain

Capitain. gaabiitey

capital

Village, capital of Rumung. Faal

A village, the capital of Gagil. Gachpar

Name of a village, the capital of Fanif municipality. Gilfith

Village, the capital of Gilman'. Guroor

Capital. kaapiital

A village, the capital of Dalipeebinaew. Kanif

A village, the capital of Kanifay. N'eef

A village, the capital of Weeloey. Qokaaw

A village, the capital of Tamil. Teab

A village, the capital of Maap'. Wanead

capsize

To capsize, turn over, be face down. palpal

To capsize, turn over. palpaliy

To capsize, to turn over. pulpuluy

To capsize on outrigger side. rug

capture

Kind of game like capture the flag bun run around the port. qachuumaaree

car

To turn something around; spin or rotate something; to start an engine car, etc. cheeleeg

Choke of a car; to choke a car. choek

Battery (flashlight battery, not car battery). deenchii

Supported, leaned on; certain, established. fixed; determined, ascertained, set, steady, firm, definite; stand, as opposed to sitting; to stop moving, as a car. duugil

Car, automobile. kaamoech

Car, automobile; cart. kaarroo

Firm, set, established; stopped, of motion, as of a car. maduugil

To toot, as a car horn. piip

Paddle of a canoe; type of comb; steering wheel of a car; skinny. yaap'

carcass

Stiffen up, as a carcass. quthuuk'iy

cards

Biscuit, craker, hardtack; diamond in cards. bireel

Playing cards. kaet

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathuk

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathukthuk

To mix, to shuffle, deal cards. qathukuy

To mix, to shrffle, deal cards. qathuuthukuy

Its custom, method, way, tradition; trump (in cards). yalean

care

To support something with care with both hands as to prevent it from falling or spilling. dunuub

To pick up something with care not to touch it by wrapping one's fingers. golongeag

To care for a sick person. taliiliy

To care for a sick person. taliiliy naag

An uncle who takes care of his sister's children if they die. waag

careless

Careless. qabqab

carelessly

To cut weed carelessly. dabdab

To pile carelessly. lukthiy

To pile carelessly. lukthuy

To cast aside carelessly or roughly. qataraapëy

To pile carelessly. quduluf

To pile carelessly. qudulufiy

carpenter

Carpenter. builder; to work as a carpenter. daaykusaang

Carpenter. kaamdaa

carpentry

Plane (a carpentry tool). pileen

carry

To carry a person piggy-back. cheecheen

To carry a person piggy-back. cheecheen naag

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar

To carry things in the arms or hands cluched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar naag

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabariy

To take, carry, get, bring, fetch. feek

To haul, collect, carry. gachoworiy

To carry a person piggy back. köqkoeq

To carry a person piggy back. köqkoeq naag

To carry something with a pole on the shoulder. maat'eag

To bail water and carry. muul'

To carry on the shoulder, of a baby. p'aaw

To carry one by supporting under his arms. poeliy

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qaaf

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qab

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qabuweeg

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qafuweeg

To carry under the arm. qalibey

To strip a piece of skin of the husk of a coconut to tie it to another that was likewise stripped, in order to carry them. theethey

carrying

Stretcher for carrying corpse. chogyal

To walk a drunken man by half carrying him. gapuuliy

To string coconuts for carrying. githeethey

Carrying pole. maat'

Type of basket for carrying betel nut. sawëy

Chair for carrying piiluung. tanfiy

Basket for carrying baby inside; basket for carrying personal belongings inside. waay

A carrying pole. yeam

Line or string for carrying fish. yeeg

A carrying pole. yeem

cart

Cart, wheelbarrow, etc. garreetaa

Car, automobile; cart. kaarroo

carterpillar

Carterpillar; worm. galmuchmuch

cartoon

Cartoon. maangguwaa

carve

To carve, cut, shave. puuy

To hit, chop, strike, beat; to build; to spank; to carve. toey

case

Case (at law). kees

cast

To cast aside, as trash. garpëy

To cast aside carelessly or roughly. qataraapëy

caste

The highest caste. bulcheq

Third caste. dawarchig

Low caste. f'aang

Low caste. lawoth

A low caste. looth

Low caste, fifth caste, slave. mälngaay

Low caste, the lowest caste. mälngaay ni kaan

Low caste, fourth caste. mälngaay ni qarow

Second caste, under bulcheeq. mathbaan

Expression of respect used by low caste people. nen

Chief; high caste. piiluung

Slave, low caste, fifth caste. pimilngaay

High caste. quluun

Second caste under quluun. tathbaan

cat

Cat. gaetuw

To meow, of a cat. ngeaw

To strike at with the hand but not hit; to fly at, as a blackbird at a cat. tameermeer

catch

To catch something before it hits the ground; to scoop. choeweeg

To catch something before it hits the ground; to scoop. choey

To catch something, as a ball, flying in the air. fachoel

To catch something, as a ball, flying in the air. fachoeliy

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. keel

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. koel

A catch of fish. k'oon

To kill; to beat someone; to catch fish; to beat up. liiq

To bother someone, as when he's fishing so that he won't catch any fish. maalaang

A pole used for breaking coral to catch fish. piisoon

To congregate of sea birds to catch fish. toomul

catching

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qeew

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qoew

Trap for catching mangrove crabs. soonom

catechism

Catechism. kaataaksimoo

Catechism. kaateaksimoo

caterpillar

Caterpillar, pupa, cocoon. garmangmang

catfish

Type of fish, catfish. gabchag

Catholic

The Roman Catholic mass. miisaa

cat's

String game, cat's cradle. gaagëy

cat's-cradle

String game, cat's-cradle. tagaagëy

caught

To struggle to win, as an animal or person caught. chiichigar

To be caught between two things, sandwiched between two things. maqasthal

cauldron

Cauldron. goolgaang

caulking

Caulking. gamath

cause

Cause of, purpose of, reason of, why. bachaan

To cause something bad or misfortunate to happen or occur. bucheeg

Cause of, purpose of, reason of, why. chaan

To cause to miss a target, as in shooting. chalafeag

To cause to miss a target, as in shooting. chalafeeg

To cause to sound; to strike to make sound; to play, as a musical instrument. chubeeg

To cause to be at peace. gumud naag

To cause. k'aring

Stem, trunk, cause. keenggin

Root of, cause of. lik'

To cause to drown, to drown. limacheag

To cause to drown, to drown. limacheeg

To cause to leak. luuluweeg

To cause to leak. luul'uweeg

To fill, to cause to overflow, to swamp. mak' naag

To cause. mak'ar

To sprain, or cause a hairline bone fracture. miimiy

Cause to fall. muuluweeg

To fix; to cause to happen. n'eanigin

To fix; to cause to happen. n'ënigin

To change something, to cause something to become something. ngal'uweeg

Kind of magic to cause a canoe to flip over back to upright, getting water out in the process. pachael garngaab

To cause something to disappear. (slang: to disappear especially when work is to be done). peeleeg

To clamp; cause to get jammed in. qachthiliy

To hurt, cause pain. qubichiy

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saap naag

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saapeag

To cause to lie belly up. taflangeag

Cause of something, what brought something about. tapgin

To cause to be stunted. yakal naag

To cause to be stunted. yakaleag

caused

Pain caused by rubbing. mithiith

causes

Something which causes an infection. chael

Type of plant which causes itchiness when touched. thuuq

causeway

Pier, causeway. gaachath

cave

To cave in, to collapse, fall down. puth

Likely to collapse, fall in, cave in; riddled, of rotten taro. puthputh

Reef hole, underwater cave. ruuq

Cave. yiy

cavity

Tooth decay, cavity. meqechngael

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ceiling

Ceiling. p'eataayuw

celebration

Celebration, holiday, Sunday, week. madnam

A Yapese celebration. maruuruwol

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. miit

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. mitmiit

Birthday party, birthday celebration. taenchiyoebii

cement

Cement, contrete, mortar. simeen

cemetery

Sacred place, taboo place, cemetery. taliiw

cent

Nickel, five cent coin. koobreq ni laal

Penny, cent. koobreq ni roow

Quarter dollar, twenty five cent piece. piseetaa

center

Heartwood; hard wood in center of something. bad

His waist; its middle, its center, its core. lukngun

Its middle, its center, its core. luulukngun

Its heart, center, as of a tree. maeluk'aan

Its heart, center, as of a tree. moeluk'aan

Center pole of a house. ngalaab

centipede

Centipede; type of coconut leaf headband. qawol

central

Middle, central. toeluk

ceremic

Ceremic water container that looks like a gourd. rimeaq

ceremonial

To wash ritually, to shampoo the hair as a ceremonial cleansing. n'ëy

ceremony

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. miit

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. mitmiit

A wedding ceremony. m'oey

A Yapese ceremony. qachonggil

Ceremony after someone has been buried. yaqal

certaain

Name of a certaain ghost or demon. Luulmaaw

certain

Classifier for betel nuts and certain fruits, also for lines. bael'

Type of tree with leaves used as toilet-paper; its bark is used for certain medicine. Two kinds, one with red bark and the other with white bark. biid

A certain season; dryseason, winter. daay ni ngeek

Supported, leaned on; certain, established. fixed; determined, ascertained, set, steady, firm, definite; stand, as opposed to sitting; to stop moving, as a car. duugil

To support, establish, fix, determine, set, steady, make firm, make certain, ascertain, make definite. duugiliy

Make a certain type of gesture. gaach

Name of a certain harbor or passage in Yap. Gabaech

Name of a certain bridge in Colonia. Ganiir

To curse by pursing the lips in a certain way. gargear

Name of a certain place in Yap. Giy

Moss; certain type of fungus or algea. l'aal'aaw

Moss; certain type of fungus. l'aaw

A Yapese feast at a certain time of the year. mathaqëg

Certain rope on a sail. meel

Certain, sure, definite, promised, determined. mich

To make certain, definite, etc. micheeg

Certain, sure, definite, fixed, determined. muturug

Edible stem of certain sweet taro. rafung

Sick from eatng too much of a certain food. salthag

To direct something in a certain direction. soreag

An authoritative word, official order from a chief to publish certain information. thiinog

Certain. turug

To determine, make definite, certain, to fix, to decide, ascertain. turuguy

Classifier for betel nuts and certain fruits, also for lines, strings, etc. yael'

Certain type of path across taro. yib

cervix

Cervix of uterus. puw

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chain

Chain; handcuffs. cheen

chair

Chair. chiyaa

Chair for carrying piiluung. tanfiy

chalk

Chalk. choek

chambered

Chambered nautilus shell. m'oor ea qayuuy

Chamorro

The Mariana Islands, Chamorro. Miryaanaas

chance

To take a chance after being told of the danger involved. biibiy

To accidentally say or do something; to chance. sach

To come together by chance, of people. wes

change

Change, of money. m'ingm'ing

To hatch, become, change into, to change. ngael'

To change something, to cause something to become something. ngal'uweeg

To exchange, switch, change. thiliyeeg

channel

Sharp bend in reef; the two sides of the mouth of a channel through the reef. buguw

Name of a channel in Ponape. Doweasanap'

Reef pass, reef entrance, channel. dubchol

Channel marker, pole to mark a channel or other obstacles in the ocean. duqör

Channel, opening into deeper sea, smaller than dubchol. labag

Channel, opening into deeper sea, smaller than dubchol. labog

Name of the passage or channel between Rumung and Fanif. M'iil

Channel entrance at Qatliiw village. P'earmach

Ditch, channel. won

Channel dug in the qey for use during low tide. yaal

Channel dug in the qey for use during low tide. yeal

chant

Ancient songs and chant; kind of song in which a group sing. dafeal'

chaplet

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. taqaliyaaw

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. Mu guy ea taqaliyaaw. teqeliyaaw

chapter

Portion, section, segment, division, chapter. guruy

character

Name of a legendary character or god, the inventor of painting. Gildubuung

Generous, of good character. gool

Personality, behavior, character. wook

characteristics

His handiwork, characteristics, style, handwriting. yuqun

charcoal

Charcoal or ashes from coconut shells. k'arfin

Charcoal or ashes form coconut shells. qaffin

Charcoal. simiq

charley

Cramp, charley horse. galuuf

charm

Repository of magic power; talisman, good luck charm. banood

A charm placed on property to warn potential thief. bungud

To put a charm on property to warn potential thief. bungudiy

chase

To shoo away, chase away. laang

To chase, run after. l'oel'oeg

To chase, run after. mal'ool'oog

To chase violently away. suruy

To chase away. tharath

To chase away. tharathiy

To chase away, shoo away. tuluf

Raise a ruckus in the water to chase fish into a net; type of fishing. tuultuul

chaser

Fish chaser made from coconut leaves. gapiisyoer

chatter

To talk, speak; to chatter, talk a lot; speech, conversation. noonnoon

cheat

Cheat, glib. saasaalap

check

check (bank draft). cheek

To investigate, observe, check. leekaag

checkers

Checkers; chess; a game. doomaa

cheek

His cheek. linglingin

His cheek. qubuun

Cheek teeth. yuuleal

cheeks

His cheeks. qoeb

chess

Checkers; chess; a game. doomaa

chest

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar

To carry things in the arms or hands cluched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar naag

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabariy

To hold or handle something close to the chest. dibey

His chest. ngorngorean

Front, chest, forward part of a person. p'eam'an

Front, chest, forward part. p'eam'oon

A measurement of length, from one's chest to the tip of his out-stretched hand. tangorngor

chestnut

The Tahitian chestnut; gizzard or crop of a bird; kidney. buqöy

The Tahitian chestnut shell. debuqöy

The Tahitian chestnut shell. thooq

chestnuts

Ten buqöy (Tahitian chestnuts) or thow (breadfruit). qaen

A count of ten breadfruits or ten Tahitian chestnuts. qan

chest-to-chest

To grapple chest-to-chest in wrestling. poethoeth

chew

To eat or chew tough meat. guchguchiy

To chew betel nut; a chew of betel nut. langad

To chew, eat only meat. yeeng

To chew. yengyeeng

To chew. yingyeeng

chewable

Type of coconut with juicy, chewable husk. qalqath

chewing

Type of plant; pepper leaf for chewing betel nut; piper betel. gabuuy

Young coconut husk for chewing. maay

Black colored, of teeth from chewing betel nut. machëy

chick

Chick, young chicken. porok

chicken

Type of chicken. gaetuw

To purse, of anus after defecating, especially of chicken. gumgum

A type of chicken. k'ithk'iith

Chicken. moeq

White chicken. ng'uung'uuy

Chicken. nimeen

Chick, young chicken. porok

Chicken trap. ruwol

Broom; to sweep; to scratch the ground for food, as a chicken. walguw

Chicken trap. wup

Chicken trap. wuth

chief

Chief. chiif

Chief; high caste. piiluung

An authoritative word, official order from a chief to publish certain information. thiinog

Chief god. Yalfaath

child

A small food basket made from coconut leaves, such as a child might take his lunch to school in. baach

Disobedient or naughty, as of a badly-behaved child. A dizzy feeling or feeling faint or drunk. baalyaang

Child; young. bitiir

Ghost of a woman who died in childbirth or because of childbirth, said to return to nourish her child. bulungwol

His son, daughter, child, offspring; egg. faak

To take after, as a child after his father. fil

To give birth to, bear (a child). gargealeag

To give birth to, bear (a child). gargealeeg

A woman who died when her child is still an infant. goothoraan

Woman's name, given to a girl child temprorarily until a permanent name is decided on. Ligaaw

Female who bears a child for the first time. lootoraq

To pick, pluck off, as a leaf; to adopt a child. poef

Masculine name, given to a boy child temporarily until a permanent name is decided on. Soogaaw

Eight, child talk. teem

Nice, cute (child talk). tiintiin

Child; young. tiir

Game played by mother with child. toeluub

Sucking the breast (child talk). tuuttuut

Type of yaer given for some special purpose (unknown to the informant at time. possibly yaer (shell money) given to tamaarong at time of bälbäl when a woman is pregnant to produce a male child). yaer ni tiir

Nurse for new-born infant, or child, or someone whose business is peqetaliiw. yariif

Five, child talk. yeam

child-bearing

Girl, women of child-bearing age. rugood

childbirth

Ghost of a woman who died in childbirth or because of childbirth, said to return to nourish her child. bulungwol

childish

Childish count of six. loong

children

To raise or nurture, as children, animal. chugöliy

To raise or nurture, as children or animal. chugul

To tell history to children. gapiinam

Kind of tribute paid on third fishing expedition in someone else's water. Return which one has a right to expect from one's children. maar

To look after, as children, etc.; to guard, watch over. watchman, guard. matanag

To look after, as children, etc.; to guard, watch over. matanagiy

To marry children of brothers, anyway people of one tabinaew. mayuw buqöy

Double, children talk. roog

Three, children talk. thiil

Eating taboo regarding men eathing with women and children; type of sickness. tungaaf

An uncle who takes care of his sister's children if they die. waag

children's

Type of small shell which lives in the mangrove or amongst the rocks, about an inch long and dark in color; adze. A type of hand-ax that looks much like a hoe, but smaller. children's talk for male genitals. bachngul

A kind of bug which sucks blood and usually lives in grass skirts. children's talk for genitals. bagow

child's

To urinate, child's talk. piis

To urinate, child's talk. piispiis

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. pugoochug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwoochug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwuuchug

Child's word for genitals. tiitaey

Toy; nice (child's talk). tiitiy

chin

His chin. wacharqën

china

China; Hong Kong. Koengkoeng

chip

To ricochet, bounce off; to chip, as with an adze; to whittle, to plane. sirif

To whittle, to plane, to shave wood, to knock off chips as with an adze, to adze, to chip; to strike a match. thir

To whittle, to plane, to shave wood, to knock off chips as with an adze, to adze, to chip; to strike a match. thirif

To whittle, to plane, to shave wood, to knock off chips as with an adze, to adze, to chip; to strike a match. thirthir

chips

Wood chips, sawdust; (when possessed) someone's faults, what's wrong with someone. thib

To whittle, to plane, to shave wood, to knock off chips as with an adze, to adze, to chip; to strike a match. thir

To whittle, to plane, to shave wood, to knock off chips as with an adze, to adze, to chip; to strike a match. thirif

To whittle, to plane, to shave wood, to knock off chips as with an adze, to adze, to chip; to strike a match. thirthir

chisel

Chisel. sarang

chit-chat

Talk, conversation., chit-chat. sabaethiin

choke

Choke of a car; to choke a car. choek

To choke on something eaten. l'ad

To choke, as from drinking. l'od

choose

To choose, to select, to pick. meel'eeg

To choose, pick. miil'eeg

chop

To strike, chop, hit with something. m'aag

To strike, chop, hit with something. marooth

To strike, chop, hit with something. maroothiy

To hit, chop repeatedly. toetoey

To hit, chop, strike, beat; to build; to spank; to carve. toey

chosen

Chosen, selected. maal'eag

chow

Eat, chow. chaew

Christ

Redeemer; Jesus Christ. Taabiyuul

Christian

Christian. Kiriistiyaanoo

Crucifix, Christian cross. kuruuth

Christmas

Christmas. Baaynaag

Christmas. Qiisoengaech

Christmas. Qosoongaech

chubby

Full, fat, chubby. sugsug

church

Church. galaasyaa

To get married, to marry in church; a church wedding. m'aag paaq

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cigar

Type of fish, cigar wrasse. yiib

cigarette

Type of grass; type of purse or basket made from this type or grass. To roll a cigarette. baayil

To roll into a cigarette, or to make it look like a cigarette. baayiliy

Cigarette lighter. laaytaa

Cigarette. lugut

To crush, as a cigarette. ququy

To crush, as a cigarette. quuquy

Tobacco, cigarette; to smoke. tamaagow

To blow on; to smoke a cigarette. thoey

cigarettes

Pack, as of cigarettes. choob

cinema

Movie, cinema. kaechiidoo

circimcised

Have the foreskin pulled back, or circimcised, of the penis. guth'

circinnalis

Type of large tree fern; cycas circinnalis. fal'tiir

circular

Round, circular. luulubuuy

Round or circular. taloelöboey

Round, circular, spherical. taluulubuuy

circumcised

Have the foreskin pulled back, or circumcised, of the penis. gooth'

citrus

Orange, citrus in general. gurguur

Lemon, lime; citrus. reemoong

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clam

Mangrove clam. chuungael

Type of clam. daab

Type of clam, giant clam, tidacna. faesiw

Type of clam, giant clam, tridacna. faesuw

Type of clam. goey

Giant clam, tridacna. kiim

Meat inside clam, shellfish, etc. leemngun

To be closed, like hand, clam, mouth, etc. moquchum

To close something that has to fold together, like the mouth, hand, giant clam, etc. quchumiy

Type of clam. t'eeth

Kind of sand clam. th'eeth

Type of clam. tow

Kind of sand clam. t'uunth'eeth

Hard heart of, as clam. yilimun

Mud clam. yungwol

clamp

To clamp; cause to get jammed in. qachthiliy

clamped

To get jammed, stuck, clamped in. maqachthal

clams

Shells, clams; to collect shells or clams. tiqey

clan

Clan. gaanong

Clan totem, taboo food of clan. nik

clap

The part of a dance at the beginning where the ^caller^ recites the first few lines while the dancers do not dance but only clap. gaas

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. gaeluch

The part of a dance at the beginning where the ^caller^ recites the first few lines while the dancers do not dance but only clap. gaesig

To clap the hands with a hollow sound. loob

To clap hands repeatedly. loobloob

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. pool

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. poolpool

To clap the hands, applaud. waay

To clap the hands, applaud. waaywaay

clarity

Patience, clarity of mind. gum'-aen'

class

Low, of rank, class, elevation. soobuut'

classifier

Classifier for betel nuts and certain fruits, also for lines. bael'

Word, used as classifier. bug

Beginning or tip of something, as, for example, a river, a stick of wood, etc.; finger or toe when used as a classifier for paaq, qaay. bugul

Classifier for boats, canoes and ships and their contents; chagiy

Day of; classifier for time units. fean

Classifier for leaves, hair, water, etc. gaaf

Classifier for pieces of land. gileerach

Classifier for trees, grass skirts, crabs, etc. kaen

Classifier for trees, books, crabs, two-shelled girdaan', grass skirts, etc. kea

Classifier for lei, necklace, etc. kiy

Place, position, as in a job; taboo place; used as a classifier, a hole for taro or yam; spoor, mark, track, trail. liiw

Classifier for nguun of coconut. magëy'

Classifier for coconuts. mayeeg

Classifier for large pieces of land. meeriyer

His hand, his arm; one's responsibilities; branch; classifier for branches. paaq

Side, half, team; classifier for flat objects. rabaaq

Classifier for grove, as of trees. rangrang

Classifier for string of shell money. thaaq

Piece; classifier for flat things, sheets, paper, land, stone money, etc. yaang

Classifier for betel nuts and certain fruits, also for lines, strings, etc. yael'

clay

Pottery, earthenware, clay pots; jug. rumeaq

clean

New; clean. beqech

To clean, renew, cleanse. beqech naag

To litter or make a mesh of something clean. chabungeag

Clean. kiliin

To clean, cleanse. kiliin naag

Clean, clear, pure. machalbog

Somewhat new or clean. sabeebeqech

To make ritually clean for men. tabuguleeg

cleaned

To wash sloppily and not being properly cleaned. qatbariiriy

cleanse

To clean, renew, cleanse. beqech naag

To clean, cleanse. kiliin naag

cleansing

To wash ritually, to shampoo the hair as a ceremonial cleansing. n'ëy

clear

Clear, definite, determined, as of something seen which is hazy. gaagyal

Clean, clear, pure. machalbog

Clear. tamiilaeng

cliff

Bank, embarkment, small cliff or slope. reech

climax

Sweet tasting; also used to refer to sexual climax. magqën

climb

A pole in a garden for vines to climb. waangrëch

Pole for yam to climb on. wayangarach

climbing

Bean pole, stick or piece of wood used to direct climbing plants in a garden. chaang

Climbing rope on feet. gabing

Climbing rope on feet. gafis

Type of climbing vine. qamrook

Type of climbing vine, ash pumpkin. thalruus

Type of climbing vine, ash pumpkin. tharruus

climp

To climp a tree by embracing it. palaethir

clinging

Sticky, clinging, like mud. chingching

clinic

Clinic. tafalaay

clitoris

Clitoris. panaf

Her clitoris. qathean

clock

Clock, watch; o'clock. kalook

clod

Broken up into pieces; crumbled like a dirt clod. bangbaang

To break up into pieces; crumble, like a dirt clod. bangbangeag

clogged

Closed, clogged, plugged. maen

close

Near, by, beside, close to, next to. charean

Near, close. chuguur

Close, near. chuuchuguur

To hold or handle something close to the chest. dibey

Tiilap's village located close to K'abul. Fatlunguun

To fit, suit, be suitable or fitting; to be or become in close contact with. k'ad

To peel hibiscus fiber very close to the branch; to separate the bark from the proper layer of fiber. liqkeen

To close, like hand. maqöng

To close, like hand. maqung

Opposite of feek yaath; pay close attention to. matoo girdiiq

To close one's eyes; (slang for laying a lady). muloeg

To close. niing

To close, as the eyes. qubung

To close, as the eyes. qubunguy

To close something that has to fold together, like the mouth, hand, giant clam, etc. quchumiy

To close, as hand. qunguy

Term of address to a close friend. tooq

closed

Type of baskets with closed ends. cheal

Closed, clogged, plugged. maen

To be closed, like hand, clam, mouth, etc. moquchum

closer

To make closer; to near. chuuchuguur naag

close-to

Near it, close-to it, by it. toqbean

cloth

Brown cloth-like substance at base of coconut tree; coconut cloth. firigniiw

Hibiscus tree; loincloth or any sort of cloth made from hibiscus bark. gaal'

Wrap a piece of cloth around the waist. laablaab

Cloth, clothing; also used for baatee. maad

Bundle; bundle of turmeric money; bolt of cloth. mabuul

To wear a single loin cloth by an adult; single loin cloth worn by an adult man. machiy

Coconut cloth. m'araeniiw

Infused with whether, gas by something, or water, cloth, etc.; to be an expert in something. nad

Loin cloth. thuw

clothes

Inside out, as clothes worn. haantaay

To remove, as coconut meat, clothes. luf

"See through", of waay, clothes, etc. mayuuyuw

clothing

Man's clothing, hibiscus fiber loincloth. kafor

Man's clothing, hibiscul fiber loincloth. k'afor

Lavalava, wrap around clothing. laablaab

Cloth, clothing; also used for baatee. maad

Men's clothing, waistband. tamëy

To throw; to shoot; to sing a song; to put on a piece of clothing; to postpone. yin'

cloth-like

Brown cloth-like substance at base of coconut tree; coconut cloth. firigniiw

cloths

Two or more loin cloths worn by young men without gaal'. gapalpal

cloud

Cloud (layers) in heaven. giyow

Cloud. maagoeleng

Cloud. maaguuleng

Cloud. maeniileng

cloudy

Depth, bottom (of water); cloudy, murky, muddy, of water. qaer

Cloudy, murky, muddy, of water. qärqaer

clown

Type of fish, clown wrasse. kareaw

club

To club, hit with a club; a club. guul

A nightclub, club. kalaab

cluched

To carry things in the arms or hands cluched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar naag

clue

To recognize, identify, read; omen, clue. pow

clumsily

To act clumsily. waangwaang

clutched

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabariy

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coal

Coal; the color black. kool

coals

Its coals, embers, of a fire. qachaffin

Its coals, embers, of a fire. qachiffin

Coast

Name of the place where the Coast Guard station is. Qaabaay

cockroach

Cockroach. qalaaw

coco

Dance ornament made from coco palm for dancing. mungwod

cocoa

Cocoa. kaakaaw

coconut

A small food basket made from coconut leaves, such as a child might take his lunch to school in. baach

A piece of coconut husk that has been fermented to make rope. baqal

A type of magic which uses coconut leaf for divination. bëy

Stump of dead coconut tree. buchbuch

Stump of a coconut tree; when possessed it may refer to the stump of any kind of tree. bulbul

The non-fibrous part left from coconut husk after qaaw is removed. buluth

Coconut embryo. To sprout, as a coconut or betel nut. buul

Coconut flowers. buung

Coconut leaf which is not yet open. buuth

Coconut cream. cheq

Coconut leaf used for divination; to divine using a folded coconut leaf. chiib

Grated coconut for washing the body; to use chilif. chilif

Coconut shell with only a small hole in the top used to dip water with. daag

Basket, only used for coconut leaf ones. duug

Pin wheel made from coconut leaf. faak ea nifeeng

Young coconut tree. fadalap

Young coconut shoots. farag

Type of dancing skirt made from young coconut leaf. fiis

Brown cloth-like substance at base of coconut tree; coconut cloth. firigniiw

Steps on coconut tree. folfol

To make steps on a coconut tree. folfol naag

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. fuluubaa

Hard, mature coconut or betel nut. gaagael

Hard, mature coconut or betel nut. gaageäl

Boiled coconut cream. galug

Coconut husk from ripe coconuts. gapat

Coconut oil. gapgip

Fish chaser made from coconut leaves. gapiisyoer

Pinwheel made from coconut leaves. garbaalog

Dead tree (esp. coconut tree) which is still standing. geath

Charcoal or ashes from coconut shells. k'arfin

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'ining

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'iniy

Unsprouted ripe coconut. k'uuk'uw

Coconut husk. lamach

Dried coconut husk. lamlam

Coconut candy, made by Ulithians. leeleth

Coconut shell, cup. leq

A pit for soaking coconut fiber. liib

The shell of a coconut, removed whole from the husk. liiliibool

Ripe coconut husk. l'iing

The non-fibrous part of coconut husk from which qaaw fibers have been removed. limach

Juice, of betel nut or coconut. lingir

Ten quchub (drinking coconut). liqey

Ten quchub (drinking coconut). liqëy

Immature coconut, or betel nut, in which growth is stunted. l'iy

Young, soft coconut shell; soft meat in top of betel nut. liyem

Soft coconut meat. loebloeb

Soft, coconut meat. loeloer

Soft coconut meat. loerloer

Skull; coconut shell. löq

Coconut leaf necklace. lubuw

To remove, as coconut meat, clothes. luf

To remove, as coconut meat. luf

Coconut palm heart. luk'aan ea niiw

Coconut hust pounder. maaq qaaw

Young coconut husk for chewing. maay

To pound, as coconut husk for qaaw. magad

To pound, as coconut husk for qaaw. magäd

Classifier for nguun of coconut. magëy'

Pot cover holder, made from sheath of coconut tree. maloochif

Young coconut. malooyir

Young coconut meat; to be pale; to turn pale, as lips when cold. Also for egg white. manaaw

Coconut shampoo; brain. man'ëy

Coconut cloth. m'araeniiw

Ripe coconut, old coconut, copra; ripe or old, of coconut or betel nut; ripe coconut meat. mareaw

Coconut toddy dregs. mayich

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to cook with coconut cream. meecheq

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to use coconut cream in cooking. meecheqiy

Type of coconut tree with very yellow coconuts. meqchurwoq

Stump of a coconut tree. michin

Pot cover holder, made from sheath of coconut tree. miliichif

Coconut between qachibaey and t'oeb. milooyir

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. mood

Stump of a tree, usually a coconut tree. much

Stump of a tree, usually a coconut tree. muchmuch

Coconut rib on a mat or basket or on a coconut leaf. n'ey

Coconut; coconut tree spine; any trunk, as of a tree. niiw

Coconut tree. noey

Type of coconut tree with lots of coconuts. nuugeel

Coconut tree. nuuy

Coconut leaf base. paalëy

Coconut leaf leg ornament. paelug

A temporary shelter with one side roof made of coconut leaves, lean-to. peeyuw

Coconut beer dregs. piis

Type of coconut tree. purtaagël

String made from coconut fiber. qaaw

Kidney; gizzard, crop (of bird), craw; very young coconut; type of salt water mollusc. qachibaay

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. qachif

Charcoal or ashes form coconut shells. qaffin

Type of coconut with juicy, chewable husk. qalqath

Type of coconut tree with red coconuts. qameeryaq

A pinwheel made from coconut leaf. qatfiifiy

The first-fruits of a betel nut or coconut tree that has just bloomed for the first time. qathalaab

To eat the first-fruits (qathalaab) of a betel nut or coconut tree. qathalabiy

Centipede; type of coconut leaf headband. qawol

Coconut leaf midrib. qawur

Coconut crab. qayuuy

Coconut leaf midrib. qoer

Coconut blossom bud; type of boat. quchif

Drinking coconut. quchub

Strip of coconut leaf for tying. quloech

Coconut with a large sprout, sprouted coconut. qurbach

Young coconut leaf. qurwoch

Dried coconut leaf; torch. quul

To rub or scrape coconut leaves with a knife. reey

Its base, as of a coconut leaf. tabuulean

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talbichbich

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talgichgich

Type of coconut leaf mat. tapgow

Part of a young coconut husk. taryën

Dance ornament of coconut leaves tied to wrist. teem

To strip a piece of skin of the husk of a coconut to tie it to another that was likewise stripped, in order to carry them. theethey

To cut; to make coconut toddy. thuum'

Young coconut, but drinkable. t'oeb

Coconut leaf hat. tugutleeb

Dead coconut tree. walaachap

Bunch from which coconut palm nuts grow; generation (of ages); four copra strung together for mitmiit. wanguuy

Dead coconut tree. wolaachap

To suckle, as a coconut, or the hand to make a noise. wut'yum

To suckle, as a coconut, or the hand to make a noise. wut'yumiy

Coconut plantation. yaesiriing

Undersized, of coconut or other fruits. yakal

Type of coconut tree with edible husk. yalqath

Type of greenish coconut. yarraq

Type of coconut tree with yellow nuts. yuugubwol

Coconut leaf; its leaf (when possessed). yuw

coconuts

Ten quchub (drinking coconuts) beeleqey

Ten quchub (drinking coconuts) beeleqëy

To pick coconuts, gather coconuts, harvest coconuts. fil

To pick, gather, harvest, as coconuts. fool

Horn of an animal; awl. spike tool; tool for husking coconuts. gaagëy

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gälfow

Coconut husk from ripe coconuts. gapat

To husk coconuts; to dig ground with stick. giiq

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gilföw

To string coconuts for carrying. githeethey

To slosh, of coconuts with water inside. mangaang'

Classifier for coconuts. mayeeg

Type of coconut tree with very yellow coconuts. meqchurwoq

A string of coconuts which have been husked. muyeeg

Most mature bunch of coconuts. ngaqon

Bunch, of coconuts or betel nuts. nguun

Type of coconut tree with lots of coconuts. nuugeel

Type of coconut tree with red coconuts. qameeryaq

Branches of wanguuy of coconuts. thigthig

cocoon

Caterpillar, pupa, cocoon. garmangmang

coded

Derisive songs, often coded. t'aay

coelenterates

Stinging coelenterates, jellyfish, man-of-war. garik

coffee

Coffee. koofiy

coffin

Flat stone placed over coffin in a grave before dirt is put in. A type of magic to rid of danger or sickness. bälbäl

coil

To roll or coil something up repeatedly, continuosly or completely; to roll or wind a line around something completely. bichbichiy

To roll or coil something up; to roll or wind a line around something bichiy

Coil, as line. cheen

To coil, as a line. cheen naag

Coil up like a snake or a piece of string. chencheen

To coil something like a line or a piece of string. chencheen naag

To coil or wrap itself around a pole, said of vines, yams, beans, etc. choediy

To entangle, to tangle, to coil loosely; to get someone involved in something. l'oobochiy

To entangle, to tangle, to coil loosely; to make a mistake, to confuse. l'ool'oobochiy

To coil qaaw. paayar

To coil qaaw. paayar naag

Mosquito coil. seengkoo

To roll up, to coil up. sibichbichiy

To coil, like fishing line when twisted. teqchaang

To coil up in a disorderly way. tilbugbuguy

To coil around, as of a vine around something, to embrace; to be wrinkled from age, of betel nut. yabachbach

coiled

Tangled, of string or rope; coiled around each other, coiled up. bachbach

Tangled, entangled, coiled loosely; to make a mistake, to confuse. l'ooboch

Tangled, entangled, coiled loosely; to make a mistake, to get confused. l'ool'ooboch

Somewhat tangled, coiled around, of string or rope. sabachbach

Tangled a little bit, coiled loosely, make mistakes somewhat. sal'ool'ooboch

coin

Nickel, five cent coin. koobreq ni laal

cold

Pale color of lips when it's cold. debuqöy

Cold sores in mouth. madoeniin

Young coconut meat; to be pale; to turn pale, as lips when cold. Also for egg white. manaaw

Cold (disease). misilpig

Cold, coolness. qulum

Fungus disease, cold water itches. quraey

A cold place. tagarbeab

To shiver, shake, tremble with cold. t'oon

cold-hearted

Cold-hearted. yalmaar

colelection

Pile, stack, group, colelection, gathering, assembly. qulung

collapse

To cave in, to collapse, fall down. puth

Likely to collapse, fall in, cave in; riddled, of rotten taro. puthputh

collarbone

Collarbone. waran'

collect

To collect, gather things. chowor

To collect, gather things. choworiy

To collect things (e.g. shells). fëy

To haul, collect, carry. gachoworiy

To collect, gather together. kunuy

To pile, stack, group together, collect. qulunguy

Shells, clams; to collect shells or clams. tiqey

collection

Gathering, meeting, collection. gachowor

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. mookun

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. moqulung

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. muqulung

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. muukun

collide

To collide many times. chaachaafin

To collide. chaafin

To collide against. chaafin naag

To collide against; to hit accidentally. tun

To be restrained, held back; to collide against repeatedly. tuntun

To collide against repeatedly. tuntuneeg

Colonia

A place in Colonia. Bilealaach

Name of a certain bridge in Colonia. Ganiir

Tamil harbor, the main entrance to Colonia. Waneadaay

color

Type of small shell which lives in the mangrove or amongst the rocks, about an inch long and dark in color; adze. A type of hand-ax that looks much like a hoe, but smaller. children's talk for male genitals. bachngul

The color brown; food with little juice. but'buut'

Dirt, soil, earth, ground; dirty, the color brown. buut'

Pale color of lips when it's cold. debuqöy

The color green. giriin

Moonlight, color of moonlight. gubwol

Color. kaalar

Coal; the color black. kool

The color yellow. maaguchoel

Striped, in color. mayoolyool

Type of banana; gray color. puthoethaew

The color orange, deep orange, orange brown, reddish brown. qachrangreang

The color gray. qawatwaat

Its color. ramaqën

The color orange, deep orange, orange brown, reddish brown. rangreang

Its color. raqën

The color red. roow

The color red. roowroow

The color black; mud; dark colored. rungduq

The color black, dark-colored. taelimar

The color black, dark-colored. taelumar

The color black, dark-colored. talimar

The color black, dark-colored. talumar

Foot of the bed; low place (socially); afterbirth. The color black, dark-colored. taqay

The color green. warraq

The color pitch black. wayith

The color white, lime. weach

The color white. weachweach

The color blue, blue-green, purple, violet. yarraq

colored

Black colored, of teeth from chewing betel nut. machëy

Gray colored, of hair. magunnaq

Reddish brown colored, of hair. malaalaay

Gray colored, of hair. mannaq

Many colored. manuun'nuun'

Light brown colored, light colored, white of skin. miräq

Light brown colored. mireq

The color black; mud; dark colored. rungduq

Somewhat brown colored; dirty. sabut'buut'

colors

Lavalava or waistband made in Ulithi; worn by Yapese men as a waistband and by Outer Island women as a wrap-around skirt, and also used in the Outer Islands for burying the dead; woven from banana stem fiber, and also from cotton thread. The common kinds are black and white, but they are also made with various colors and patterns. baagiy

colubrinus

Type of eel, myrichthys colubrinus "type of fish" liiliibooch

comb

To comb; fluff up hair. raafëy

Comb, for hair; fowl's comb; to comb. rowëy

To comb, as hair. rowëy

Type of rooster with thick comb. saamow

Paddle of a canoe; type of comb; steering wheel of a car; skinny. yaap'

combine

Combine. daechug

To combine. daechuguy

comb-like

Comb-like tool for shredding leaves for grass skirts; shredder fir this purpose. daaw'

come

To spread the word to come for a special purpose, as a dance. faanëg

To go uphill, ascend, rise; come to the surface of the water for air. far

To uncover a cooked pot of food; to come to the surface of the water after being under. foer

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur naag

To go uphill, ascend, rise; come to the surface of the water for air. foor

To go uphill, ascend, rise; come to the surface of the water for air. for

To come loose from shell. lof

To come loose from shell. loq

To become, to come into position. maang

To call people to come to a mitmiit. maawoch

Gift to people who come to a party. mëy

You (plural) come. mireed

You two come. mireew

Come (said of one person). moey

To find, discover by accident, come upon. pat

To turn, come to be. piig

To make something tagul or to come back from the dapael. qarow

To come into being, become, be created, start, begin. sum

To return, come back. suul

To come tumbling down; to arm wrestle. theek

To come together by chance, of people. wes

To come. yib

To come for a purpose. yib naag

coming

Coming. wub

Coming in wave. yuumëy

Coming in wave, as the wind; being in a single generation. yuuyuumëy

commandment

Law, rule, commandment, regulation. matoochiyal

commissioner

High commissioner. haaykaam

common

Lavalava or waistband made in Ulithi; worn by Yapese men as a waistband and by Outer Island women as a wrap-around skirt, and also used in the Outer Islands for burying the dead; woven from banana stem fiber, and also from cotton thread. The common kinds are black and white, but they are also made with various colors and patterns. baagiy

Guard; common name for dogs. poos

Marriage of a man to two sisters; bigamy; two siblings with one common parent; half brothers, half sister. tuguruw

communion

Communion. koomoonyoon

compact

Stream lined, or compact. machugum

companion

Friend, companion, playmate. fagear

Friend, companion, playmate. fayil

Friend, companion, playmate. tafaafeäl

comparing

To punch; to compete by comparing things; fist. tuug

compassion

His pity, compassion. runguun

compete

To compete, to rival. tageegiing

To compete. tageengiing

To punch; to compete by comparing things; fist. tuug

competent

Competent and willing. paesig

competete

To competete. pinow naag

competition

Contest, competition. pinow

complete

To tie knots in something; to do penance; to complete. leebuguy

To complete, as work; to endure to the end. lub

To complete; to ripen fruit; to endure to the end. lubeeg

Entire, whole, complete. paloq

Entire, whole, complete. puloeq

Entire, whole, complete. puloew'

completed

Finished, completed, done. m'aay

Finished, completed, done. muuq

completely

To roll or coil something up repeatedly, continuosly or completely; to roll or wind a line around something completely. bichbichiy

To tie or wrap up many times or completely, or repeatedly, or continously. m'agm'aag

To tie or wrap completely, continously, or repeatedly. michig

Cooked, done, of food; completely familiar with a subject. n'ag

To be completely filled with water, as of boat. waamus

complex

Type of bird that lives in taro patches. Type of bird that lives in swampy areas, like taro patches. It is smaller than a gap'luw (small blackbird), and has a very complex song. when only one is singing, you would think it was three or four. baal'

compose

To compose songs; exchange lies; to give a name to something. tunguy

composed

The island in Palau called Angaur by Americans. A Yapese dance composed in Angaur, belonging to Tamil. One of the type of dance called gaasleaw. Yaawur

compost

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. dooq

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. luqör

Compost. ramog

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. toeluqör

compound

Type of tree with small compound leaves. gaangiich

conceal

To hide, conceal. miith

To hide, conceal. mithaeg

conceited

Proud, conceited. toelaeng-aen'

concerned

To be hit, struck; to be about, concerned with. kun

Worry about, or be concerned. magaaf-aen'

concerning

Concerning, pertaining to. gam'iingin

News, story, tale, about, concerning. marungaqag

conch

Type of conch; horn, trumpet, siren. yabul

conclude

To conclude or end. moes

concrete

Concrete block. reengngaa

concubine

Concubine. mangöl

Concubine of a men's house. miispil

Concubine of a men's house. moespil

condition

Help anyone who is in piteous condition. chathawal

To help anyone who is in piteous condition. chathawaliy

confess

To confess. pugoofaay

To confess; confession. puwoofaay

confession

To confess; confession. puwoofaay

confident

Confident. toer

Self confident. toer

confirm

To settle, decide, confirm. tiriggiliy

confirmed

Settled, decided, firm, definite, confirmed, determined. tiriggil

confuse

Tangled, entangled, coiled loosely; to make a mistake, to confuse. l'ooboch

To entangle, to tangle, to coil loosely; to make a mistake, to confuse. l'ool'oobochiy

confused

Tangled, entangled, coiled loosely; to make a mistake, to get confused. l'ool'ooboch

Confused, befuddled, bewildered. maen-aen'

Sore; rotten; to have confused thoughts. malaed

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathuk

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathukthuk

To err, be wrong, sin, be mistaken, get tangled up or confused; error, crime, sin, mistake, tangle, entanglement, confusion. qalooboch

Confused, disordered, disarrayed, mixed-up, disarranged, disorganized. wagaagëy

To be confused, disordered, disarrayed, mixed-up, disarranged, disorganized. wagëy

confusion

To err, be wrong, sin, be mistaken, get tangled up or confused; error, crime, sin, mistake, tangle, entanglement, confusion. qalooboch

congregate

To congregate of sea birds to catch fish. toomul

congress

Congress. kaanggurees

connect

To connect, join, continue, as lines. quluuliy

Swivel used to connect leader to fishline and to fishhook. saeruukaang

To reach, meet, connect. tab

To reach, meet, connect to. tabeag

connected

To things that area connected together. mathyach

Leaf, fruit, etc, which grows doule or connected together. mithyëch

Stuck to, joined to, connected to. peeth

Be connected to, joined together in series. peethpeeth

connection

String, fiber; connection, relationship. thaaq

conoe

To pull or push a conoe while walking in water. madaagiliy

conscience

Conscience, intuition. naang-aen'

consenting

To nod the head, as in consenting. guchum

consequence

Result, consequence. paal

Consequence, after, side effects of human action. weenagan

considered

The two parents, considered as couple. gällabthir

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. goethiy

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. guuthiy

conspire

To conspire, to plan secretly. qelqel

constallation

A constallation. magerger

A constallation. wanwan nu leelqöch

constellation

Name of a constellation. Maal'

A constellation. wanwan nu yimuch

consticted

Narrow, consticted, crowded. wiqinqin

constrasted

To sink something, like a stone; constrasted with mak'eag "to swamp something". thabeag

constricted

Narrow, constricted, crowded. wuqinqin

construction

A joint, place where two things peeth, like in a house construction. tapeeth

contact

To fit, suit, be suitable or fitting; to be or become in close contact with. k'ad

container

Bundle of leaves; container for pepper leaves (gabuuy) - esp. the kind which is a single piece, folded and tied over the (gabuuy). chagar

Container, vessel, husk, empty shell, empty body. dagur

Container, tank for storing fuel. haaytookaang

Betel nut lime container. magad

Large type of bamboo; bamboo raft; bamboo lime container. moor

To siphon something to a container. ngal'uweeg

Ceremic water container that looks like a gourd. rimeaq

The capacity of a container. toom'

content

Spill the content of something. boobow

contents

Classifier for boats, canoes and ships and their contents; chagiy

Its contents. gathoon

Contents of sea urchin. roeq

contest

Contest, competition. pinow

Race (contest). saagireeng

continously

To tie or wrap up many times or completely, or repeatedly, or continously. m'agm'aag

To tie or wrap completely, continously, or repeatedly. michig

To pull up, dig up, wake up, agitate, stir up, root up continously or repeatedly. pugpuug

continuation

Joint, continuation. qulqul

continue

To connect, join, continue, as lines. quluuliy

continuosly

To roll or coil something up repeatedly, continuosly or completely; to roll or wind a line around something completely. bichbichiy

continuous

To make a continuous crackling sound. chöbchöb

continuously

To gradually or continuously uncover, as a pot. förfoer

To leak, drip, flow, run (as water) continuously; to slip down. luul'luul'

contrasted

To sink, of an object like a stone; contrasted with mak' "to swamp". thab

contrete

Cement, contrete, mortar. simeen

conversation

Conversation. mabeäl

To talk, speak; talk, speech, conversation. noon

To talk, speak; to chatter, talk a lot; speech, conversation. noonnoon

Talk, conversation., chit-chat. sabaethiin

Language, speech, conversation, word; (when possessed), things him, his story. thiin

converse

To converse. weel thiin

conviced

To be conviced in one's mind. kuuq u waen'

convict

Type of fish, convict tang. damaen

Type of fish, convict tang. maen'

convinced

To be convinced in one's mind. kiiq u waen'

cook

To cook food without taking the peel off. chaalaaw naag

To cook. liith

To cook. luum

To undercook, to cook inadequately. maraarak naag

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to cook with coconut cream. meecheq

To burn; to cook in fire. qörufeeg

To burn; to cook in fire. qurufeeg

To slice food and cook. thipchig naag

cooked

Spoiled or rotten of cooked meat or fish. buuy'

Food cooked without taking the peel off. chaalaaw

To uncover a cooked pot of food; to come to the surface of the water after being under. foer

Liyam and copra grated and cooked, use as baby food. gaplel

Basket for cooked food. geeb

Food that is grated raw and cooked. gilpaagil

A cabinet or box for food storage, esp. cooked food. haaychoe

Basket for cooked food. leeb

Cooked, as food. maluum

Underdone, inadequately cooked, half raw. maraarak

Burnt, cooked on a fire; to burn, as land, in preparing for planting. moquruuf

Cooked, done, of food; completely familiar with a subject. n'ag

Food sliced and cooked. thipchig

cookhouse

Fireplace, hearth, cookhouse. p'eenifiy

cookies

Candy, cookies. qookaes

cooking

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choew

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choeweeg

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choey

To peel food for cooking. choey'

To shrivel, shrink, of fish when cooking. gargear

Grease, oil for cooking. giriis

To put food in a pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagar

To put food in pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagariy

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to use coconut cream in cooking. meecheqiy

The three cooking stones. nguchol

A small house, usually for cooking, but not necessarily. taqang

cool

To cool down. paf

To cool down. pafeag

To cool down. pof

Cool place, breezy place. tanifeeng

coolness

Cold, coolness. qulum

copious

To be filled or diffused with something; be plentiful, copious; be spread around, as news. koth

To be filled or diffused with something; be plentiful, copious; be spread around, as news. kotheag

copper

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. kabreq

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. koobreq

copra

Food prepared by grinding and then mixing with ground copra and water. chamcham

To prepare food by grinding and then mixing with ground copra and water. chamchamiy

To prepare food by grinding, then mixing with copra and water; to stick a pole in the ground to hang things on. chimchimiy

To pound food to make it into a baal with grated copra. choelgoey naag

Bench, stage, platform in a tree above the ground, copra drying hut. faang

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabley

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabrear

Liyam and copra grated and cooked, use as baby food. gaplel

Copra scraper or grater. goey

Ripe coconut, old coconut, copra; ripe or old, of coconut or betel nut; ripe coconut meat. mareaw

Copra with no buul yet. qachngal

To nail; to take copra from shell with a pointed object. richibiy

Bunch from which coconut palm nuts grow; generation (of ages); four copra strung together for mitmiit. wanguuy

Copra grating stool, grater. wathngëg

copulate

To engage in sexual intercourse, to copulate. maay'

To engage in sexual intercourse, to copulate. meay'

copycat

To imitate; to be a copycat. maqafthael

To imitate; to be a copycat. maqafthäl

coral

Dead coral. binfiy

Type of reddish-brown or orange round coral with indentations in it; brain coral. burud

Type of coral with spines. cheag

Type of coral that looks like a mushroom. farquul

Type of branching coral. langith

Live coral. lugoch

Coral gravel. päreew

A pole used for breaking coral to catch fish. piisoon

Coral gravel. pireew

Brain coral. qiiw

Pieces of coral or grit remaining in lime. thaak

coral-head

Coral-head. toer

corals

A group of elevated corals in a deep place. toer

A bunch of corals used to house a yanup. yaay

cord

Umbilical cord. biy

core

His waist, middle, core. daqorlean

Having a hard core, like a tumor. fathagmos

Pit, stone, core of fruit, the thing inside shells. liimun

His waist; its middle, its center, its core. lukngun

Its middle, its center, its core. luulukngun

The usual few, the regulars, those people who are the hard core of regulars. mathaath

Its core, its inside. wwon

corie

Type of corie shell. yoonaeth'iib

cork

Pop; sharp sound, as of cork being drawn. chooq

Plug, cork. gapuul

corks

Balsa wood, which floats in from South America. The wood is used for corks for bottles, floats for nets, etc.; any soft light wood like this. badbaad

corn

To grind, like corn; to smash or crack. bil

To grind, like corn; smash or crack. biliig

corner

Corner, nook. tabugbug

Corner. tabuthung

Back corner of inside of jaw. tamaleqgur

Corner, joint, curve. tam'ing

coronet

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. taqaliyaaw

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. Mu guy ea taqaliyaaw. teqeliyaaw

Corps

Peace Corps. piiskoor

corpse

To bury a new corpse inside the grave that's already been used to bury another corpse before. bigbigiy ea yaam'

Stretcher for carrying corpse. chogyal

Battle dead, corpse killed in battle, dead body. lidow

Smell of corpse. waaw

Dead body, corpse. yaam'

correct

Right, right hand, right hand, correct, right handed. mat'aaw

Correct, matching, true, straight, accurate; its price, value, cost, pay, counterpart, opposite; navigator, navigation. paluw

Straight, correct. yalquw

To straighten, correct. yalquweeg

corrugated

Boat made out of folded sheet of corrugated roofing iron. tootaang

cost

Correct, matching, true, straight, accurate; its price, value, cost, pay, counterpart, opposite; navigator, navigation. paluw

cotton

Lavalava or waistband made in Ulithi; worn by Yapese men as a waistband and by Outer Island women as a wrap-around skirt, and also used in the Outer Islands for burying the dead; woven from banana stem fiber, and also from cotton thread. The common kinds are black and white, but they are also made with various colors and patterns. baagiy

cottontree

Kapok, a type of cottontree. baatee

cough

To cough. choochol

coughs

An expression said as a kind of blessing when womeone coughs or sneezes, so he will stop. chub

council

Fish weir made of stone; council, especially for war. qëch

count

To count; know how many of a thing there is. baap'

To count; to find out how many of a thing there is. To group according to type. baap'eag

Childish count of six. loong

To count. maathaqëg

A count of ten breadfruits or ten Tahitian chestnuts. qan

To count. theqeg

counter

Counter for sticks. lear

Half; also counter for sticks and long objects. lëy

counterpart

Correct, matching, true, straight, accurate; its price, value, cost, pay, counterpart, opposite; navigator, navigation. paluw

country

Hillside, slope, savannah; cultivated country with trees, not lawaay. falaang

The country of Japan, in stories. Maerwael

Land, country, nation. naam

Land, as opposed to sea, landward, country, as opposed to in the village. qarow

Country of Spain, Spanish. Sapaeniis

couple

The two parents, considered as couple. gällabthir

How many?; a few, a couple. qiin

Married couple. yabgol

courageous

Brave, courageous, not afraid of anything; a target not easily hit. faluuq

Brave, courageous. maath' dagiyal

cover

To cover the hand before handling something dirty. galongeag

Two betel nut sheaths sewn together for rain cover. gilchibuw

Blanket, sheet, cover for sleeping. gulgul

To cover, as with a blanket or sheet. gulguliy

Pot cover holder, made from sheath of coconut tree. maloochif

To cover; a cover. matharow

Pot cover holder, made from sheath of coconut tree. miliichif

Pot cover holder. milquchif

To cover, as a pot; a pot cover. qannguy

Cover. qupöng

To cover. qupönguy

Cover. qupung

To cover. qupunguy

To bury, cover with dirt. tharëy

Betel nut sheaths sewn together, as for rain cover. thilwuch

covered

Just covered by tide, or anything. chap

Covered, protruding entranceway to a building. geengkaang

covering

To hide something by covering it. chaapeag

To hide something by covering it. chaapëy

To remove the lid and covering leaves from a pot; to uncover a pot. firik

Back, behind, rear; bark, skin, covering; outside. keeruq

To peel, pare or take off the covering. qolëy

covet

To greedily desire or covet. chogow naag

cow

Cow, beef. garbaaw

cowrie

Type of game, played with cowrie shell. kabil

Type of shell, kind of cowrie. saapil

Kind of cowrie. yaqun

cowry

Cowry shell. kabil

Type of shell, large cowry. wul

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crab

To stand something up that was laying down. To open up a crab of any kind. bigbigiy

Type of sea crab. cheag

Type of small mangrove crab. gabrugog

Land crab. galip

Type of sea crab. gamoerchug

To molt, of crab and other exoskeletal crusteceans. gamuw

Type of sea crab. gumuurchug

Kind of salt water crab. leemiit

Hermit crab; baby talk for genitals. l'iil

Type of land crab; type of fresh water eel, type of fish; type of spirit. mangarngear

Type of crab with joited tail that looks like a scorpion. ngureq

Neck; dirt pile made by a crab at his hole. nguroeq

Type of crab. qafiräq

Type of crab. qafireq

Mangrove crab. qamaang

Crab trap made of bamboo. qarul

Type of sand crab; type of fishing. qathing

Coconut crab. qayuuy

Eggs, of crab. qeryaq

Type of black crab. qidan

Grass skirts; legs of a crab or lobster. qoeng

Mangrove crab. qumaang

Type of small sea crab, like qumaang. quriich

Type of sea crab. rumidaey

Trap dug in ground for land crab. wöl

crabs

Dry, not juicy, of crabs. daay

Type of small mangrove crabs. gapöngpoeng

Classifier for trees, grass skirts, crabs, etc. kaen

Classifier for trees, books, crabs, two-shelled girdaan', grass skirts, etc. kea

Sand pile made by crabs. k'ethiw

Sand pile made by crabs. k'uthuw

Trap for catching mangrove crabs. soonom

Trap dug in ground for land crabs. wool

crack

To grind, like corn; to smash or crack. bil

To grind, like corn; smash or crack. biliig

Crack in glass. maraath

To shatter, crack, as glass; break, as waves; decrease, of a swelling. pil

To wander about aimlessly; a crack in glass. saath

To grind, to crack, to smash. sibilbil

To grind, to crack, to smash. sibilbiliig

To crack. tar

A crack in glass. thaqal

To stuff into, as into a crack. thurpiy

cracked

Cracked, of the sole of the foot. qachubileq

crackling

To make an explosive, crackling sound. chöb

To make a continuous crackling sound. chöbchöb

To make an explosion; to make an explosive crackling sound, to sound. chub

To make an explosive, crackling sound. chubchub

cradle

String game, cat's cradle. gaagëy

craft

Stream lined, of sea craft. murunguuy

craftsman

Craftsman, skillful, expert. saalap

craker

Biscuit, craker, hardtack; diamond in cards. bireel

cramp

Cramp, numbness; feeling of pins and needles. gaamiig

Cramp, charley horse. galuuf

crave

To crave, as a pregnant woman. qarqar

To crave for, as a pregnant woman. qarqar naag

To crave for fish. yim'aeniig

craw

Trachea; larynx; craw of birds. chorqol

Kidney; gizzard, crop (of bird), craw; very young coconut; type of salt water mollusc. qachibaay

crawl

To crawl. gamanmaan

To crawl; crawling animals. garaaraaw

To crawl; crawling animals. garooraaw

crawling

Type of woody shrub or tree; type of wild crawling vine. gabaech

To crawl; crawling animals. garaaraaw

To crawl; crawling animals. garooraaw

Crawling creatures. tagaraaraaw

Type of crawling vine. waasfang

Type of wild crawling vine, like morning glory. walëy

Type of crawling vine like morning glory. yalëy

crayfish

Type of shrimp or crayfish. ganaf

Type of shrimp or crayfish. ganeaf

Type of crayfish, squilla. tuumeal

crazy

To make crazy, disobedient, naughty, dizzy. baalyaang naag

Brakish; crazy, half crazy. chunpad

Brackish; crazy, half crazy. chunpath

Crazy; horny (slang). gongon

Crazy (slang). kiich

Crazy, silly, foolish. meechyaang

Crazy, stupid. qaliiliy

Crazy. qarfiiläng

Become a little bit crazy, drunk, or dizzy. sabaalbaalyaang

Somewhat crazy, stupid. sagangan

Somewhat crazy, stupid. saqäl

Somewhat crazy, drunk, or dizzy. saqaliiliy

cream

Coconut cream. cheq

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabley

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabrear

Boiled coconut cream. galug

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to cook with coconut cream. meecheq

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to use coconut cream in cooking. meecheqiy

create

To create, initiate, begin, start. sunumeeg

To create, initiate, begin, start. sunumiy

created

To come into being, become, be created, start, begin. sum

creatures

Crawling creatures. tagaraaraaw

creek

River, stream, creek; to leak, drip, flow, run (of water); to slip down, slide down, fall down; to play hooky, be lazy. luul'

River, stream, creek. manaeluul'

cresent

Cresent moon after new moon seen in the west. bungol

cricket

Cricket. riiriiw

cries

One who cries easily and often, cry-baby. taeluuraan

crime

Payment in money or fine; pay penalty for crime in Yapese tradition, usually done by representative; to make such payment. biyuul

To pay penalty or fine for a crime, by Yapese tradition, usually done on one's behalf by a representative. biyuuliy

To err, be wrong, sin, be mistaken, get tangled up or confused; error, crime, sin, mistake, tangle, entanglement, confusion. qalooboch

criticize

To mock. criticize. kuuq

Infected, bad, poisonous, allergenic; to criticize someone, to "bad mouth". qadaaw

To criticize. thibthib

crocodile

Alligator, crocodile. gaayuch

crook

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. gaeluch

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. pool

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. poolpool

crooked

Crooked, bent, curved. bug

Crooked, bent, curved. bugbug

To bend, make crooked. bugbuguy

Curved, crooked. chiygog

Somewhat crooked, bent, curved. sabugbug

To bend, make crooked. sabugbuguy

crop

The Tahitian chestnut; gizzard or crop of a bird; kidney. buqöy

Kidney; gizzard, crop (of bird), craw; very young coconut; type of salt water mollusc. qachibaay

crops

Digging stick used to uproot taro and other swamp crops. baywoq

To enliven, make alive; to raise crops; to resurrect. faseag

Type of land shell, that eats crops. kaataechumuurii

cross

Cross bars on boat or canoe. gol

Crucifix, Christian cross. kuruuth

To cross one's sight. peal

To cross one's sight repeatedly. pealpeal

To cross a river. th'aeb

To be different, to difer; to pass, cross; (as possessed noun) relation, boundary, distance, between; what one has to say about oneself, one's welfare. thiil

cross-cut

To slice, cross-cut. th'eeth'aeb

cross-eyed

Cross-eyed. masthal

crossing

Place for crossing, transportation. tamaaqab

Place for crossing. transportation. tamaaqaf

crosswise

To be crosswise, blocking the road. dibchëy

crotch

Smell, odor of the crotch (obscene). duguun

Fork of a tree, crotch of a tree. parcheew

Inside of his crotch. tangaangaan

croton

Type of tree, croton plant. gachuug

crowbar

Crowbar. A piece of steel or iron with a hook in one end and a forked spade tip to pull nails with, and a flattened other end for prying. baeruu

crowd

To crowd or pack together. chiichir naag

crowded

Crowded or packed together. chiichir

Narrow, consticted, crowded. wiqinqin

Narrow, constricted, crowded. wuqinqin

crown

Its very top crown, of a tree. qachalbean

Its leafy part, crown of a tree; group of fish, bird, etc. raan'

crucifix

Crucifix, Christian cross. kuruuth

crumble

To break up into pieces; crumble, like a dirt clod. bangbangeag

To crumble up or fold many times. dugduguy

To break into small pieces, to crumble. sabangbangeag

crumbled

Broken up into pieces; crumbled like a dirt clod. bangbaang

crumple

To crumple up; to wrinkle. qudulduluy

crush

To crush by twisting in the hands, as leaves for medicine or nuunuw, to roll in the hands. qadeedngey

To crush by twisting in the hands, as leaves for medicine or nuunuw, to roll in the hands. qadiidngey

To crush by twisting in the hands, as leaves for medicine or nuunuw, to roll in the hands. qaleelngey

To crush, as a cigarette. ququy

To crush, as a cigarette. quuquy

To crush or make something to become out of shape. thilpariy

crushed

Crushed, jammed against. muquuquy

crusteceans

To molt, of crab and other exoskeletal crusteceans. gamuw

cry

To look as if about to cry. dabluqluuq

To cry for somebody who died. dalöqloey'

To cry so hard as to have hiccups. fank'uw

To cry out, as from pain. gaawol

Cry. mayoer

Warning cry; watch out, get out of the way. walëq

To cry, weep. yoer

cry-baby

One who cries easily and often, cry-baby. taeluuraan

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cu

cucumber

Type of vine, cucumber. kuyuurii

Sea cucumber. l'ugul'

Type of sea cucumber. tiltilmeqruur

cultivated

Hillside, slope, savannah; cultivated country with trees, not lawaay. falaang

cup

Cup. kaap

Coconut shell, cup. leq

curious

Unsatisfied, curious. lealleal

curly

Kinky or curly hair. bunnuk

Wrinkled, curly, wavy, all broken up. m'ingm'ing

Curly, of hair. tilbugbug

currency

Money, currency, wealth. machaaf

Money, currency, wealth in general. macheaf

Money, currency. salpiy

current

Type of fishing. drop-line fishing while allowing the boat to drift with the current. Done in breakers outside of reef. fadilaeg

Current in the sea, fresh water. gireeng

Against current. miit ea daay

curse

Butterfly Evil; curse. buraeg

To curse. gär

To curse by pursing the lips in a certain way. gargear

To curse. ger

To put a spell on, or to curse. To enchant, put a spell on. matookaan

To curse. waachag

To curse, swear, insult. yaabaq

To curse, swear, insult. yaabaqiy

cursing

Your mother (baby talk of cursing). m'em

curve

Corner, joint, curve. tam'ing

curved

Crooked, bent, curved. bug

Crooked, bent, curved. bugbug

Curved, crooked. chiygog

Somewhat crooked, bent, curved. sabugbug

Curved stick or probe for investigating holes. thaloom

Type of adze with curved blade. tow ni goey

custom

Advance order of fish according to custom. dabung

To advance order according to Yapese custom. maaraay

To advance order according to Yapese custom. maaraay naag

Its custom, method, way, tradition; trump (in cards). yalean

Way, custom, method, tradition; writing, tattoo; to write. yool

customary

Familiar to, habitual, usual, customary. maacham

cut

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. bayaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. bayagiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. beegiy

To cut a piece of wood so that another piece will fit nicely into it. boeboey

Dry banana leaves cut for grass skirts. chabcheb

To cut weed carelessly. dabdab

To cut down, fell a tree; to build. dumow

To cut off branches of a tree, to build with it, or to prune. faabug

To cut off branches of a tree, to build with it, or to prune. faabuguy

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umil

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umiy

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'uthul

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. l'angaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. l'angagiy

Severed, separated, cut loose. maath'

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. mal'angaag

Roughly cut off. maqochqoch

To cut down, to fell a tree. p'aag

To cut down, fell a tree. p'eag

To cut. pow

To saw, cut back and forth, slice. puupuuy

To carve, cut, shave. puuy

To cut part of something to plant. qachathiy

To cut a piece of something to plant. qachfaethiy

To cut off roughly. quchquchiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sabaabayagiy

To weed, pull qwwsa, cut grass. sabeebeegiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sal'aal'angaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sal'aal'angagiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sibiibiyaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sibiibiyagiy

To cut. th'aeb

To cut; to make coconut toddy. thuum'

cute

Nice, cute (child talk). tiintiin

cutting

Shovel-like tool for cutting dirt. doer

Cutting of mak'il for planting. qachfaathaan

Cutting edge, as of a knife. yiig

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cy

cycas

Type of large tree fern; cycas circinnalis. fal'tiir

cycle

Motor scooter, motor cycle. qatoobaay

Motor scooter, motor cycle. qotoobaay

cylindrical

To wrap or wind around, as a rope, line, string around a cylindrical object. baechiy

Cylindrical in shape. pulpuloeq

Type of quart bottle, any cylindrical bottle. yabachbach

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Yapese Dictionary, web edition
revision 1/6/2017
email: John Thayer Jensen (compiler) – Stephen Trussel (web production)