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daddy

Father, daddy. paqpaaq

daddy-long-legs

Octopus; spider (only ^daddy-long-legs^). k'aay

Dalipebinaew

Northern Yap island proper, the district including north Ruul, Weloy, Fanif, and Dalipebinaew. Marbaaq

Dalipeebinaew

Village in Dalipeebinaew. Feeduqör

Village in Dalipeebinaew. Gaqanpaan

A village, the capital of Dalipeebinaew. Kanif

Village in Dalipeebinaew. Magaaf

Village in Dalipeebinaew. Qaringeel

Village in Dalipeebinaew. Tageegiin

Village in Dalipeebinaew. Yabach

damage

To be pierced, have a hole - not naturally, but as damage. chabol

To ruin, destroy, damage. gothëy

To ruin, destroy, damage. gothgothëy

damp

To damp to burn. gaerfow

Too damp to burn. gärfow

A damp place. tamaraen

damsel

Type of fish, damsel fish. toeluul

dance

Type of stooping dance. barug

In dancing: at the beginning when all dancers are lined up, but sitting, or standing quietly, waiting for the dance to start. chap

Dance; to dance. churuq

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

Dance position. faas

A particular way of sitting down in a sitting-down dance. faath

To direct, teach, as a dance; direction of a dance. fanow

To teach, direct, as a dance. fanow naag

A Yapese dance. Standing dance. gaapngëg

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

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

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

Type of standing dance. gaesleaw

Type of bamboo dance. gamel'

Shy, said of people who are shy to take part in a dance, especially. gan'ing

Performance, as of a dance. guyuwol

Marching dance. maas

Bamboo dance sticks. mooch

Invitation to do a repeat performance of a dance. moowoch

Dance ornament made from coco palm for dancing. mungwod

Shouting part of dance. ngus

Bamboo dance sticks. rey

Face make-up, as for a dance. sarow

Begging dance used at funerals. taam'

A kind of women's dance in which they ask for things. tayoer

Dance ornament of coconut leaves tied to wrist. teem

Type of dance. tey

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

Part of bamboo dance. yalëy

The last part of a sitting dance which is performed standing. yapil

dancer

Graceful, as a dancer. towurug

dancers

In dancing: at the beginning when all dancers are lined up, but sitting, or standing quietly, waiting for the dance to start. chap

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

dances

War, in dances. maluul

dancing

In dancing: at the beginning when all dancers are lined up, but sitting, or standing quietly, waiting for the dance to start. chap

Type of dancing skirt made from young coconut leaf. fiis

Dancing place, public open place in village, village square. malaal

Dance ornament made from coco palm for dancing. mungwod

To move the hips, as in dancing. riip

To move the hips, as in dancing. riipriip

Type of dancing skirt. siif

Awkward, as in dancing. yaarfath

Awkward, as in dancing. yarfath

dandruff

Dandruff. garyal

danger

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

To perform magic to get rid of danger or sickness. bälbäliy

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

To get hurt, wounded, be in danger. maadqad

To get hurt, wounded, be in danger. maqadqad

Danger, sorrow. riyaq

dangling

Hanging, dangling. gafgaaf

Hanging, dangling. gofgoof

daring

To itch, be hot, like peeper; be daring, audacious. mak'adk'aad

dark

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

Darkness, dark of the moon, new moon. rumug

The color black; mud; dark colored. rungduq

dark-colored

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

darkness

Darkness. limar

Darkness. lumar

Darkness, dark of the moon, new moon. rumug

date

To give a message to someone, to make an agreement, appointment or date with someone; a date, agreement, appointment. madil

To give instructions or directions; to agree; to date someone; to meet by appointment. madil naag

Date of. roofean

To snap, break, as a long object; to set the date of. t'aer

Date, appointment. yaar

dates

Appointments, dates. tamadil

dating

Love affair, sectet dating, adultery, fornication. qiling

daughter

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

dawn

Glow of light as of sun at dawn, of moonrise, or as of a town below the horizon. buräq

Glow of light as of sun at dawn, of moonrise, or as of a town below the horizon. bureq

Early dawn. kaakamadabiy

Very early morning; dawn. madaadabiy

Very early morning, before dawn. madabiy

Before dawn, predawn. taan i rraan

Dawn. wooch

day

To save for a rainy day. bil naag

Day of; classifier for time units. fean

Day before yesterday. fooplaan

Tomorrow, the day after today. gabuul

Leftover food on next day. gumith

Day after tomorrow. länglaeth

Day after tomorrow. längleeth

Day of the week, Monday. Moontaag

Day of the week, Monday. Moontaak

Time, as time of day. ngiyaal'

Day time; day. rraan

Third day after full moon. woedalip

daydream

Dream, daydream. lik'aay

Dream, daydream. malik'aay

daylight

Light, as daylight. taaraan

days

The first two days (or nights) after the full moon when moon is seen in the east right on the horizon. bachaaw

Two days after tomorrow. duk'uuf

Two days before yesterday. foopringaan

These days, nowadays. gäl u fean ney

Two days before yesterday. wuruq ea foopringaan

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dead

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

Dead coral. binfiy

Stump of dead coconut tree. buchbuch

Ordinary people; memento from a dead person. chaaw

Dead tree which is still standing. gaath

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

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

To mourn the dead. mawaaw

Dead coconut tree. walaachap

Dead coconut tree. wolaachap

Dead body, corpse. yaam'

deaf

Deaf. baliing

To make deaf, deafen. baliing naag

deafen

To make deaf, deafen. baliing naag

deal

To mix, to shuffle, deal cards. qathukuy

To mix, to shrffle, deal cards. qathuuthukuy

dear

Dear, term of endearment used to a little girl. gör

To marry; dear, term of endearment used to a little girl. leaq

Dear, the term of endearment used to a little girl. toet

death

The killing of a person or persons to pay for the death of a person or persons. been

Noseless as a result of disease; harelip; sod of death. luug

To pass one's trade or vocation to one's successor just before death. thuum'

Withering to death, of plant. tilngëqngeaq

To do medicine devination, as to prevent death. yuruuy

debt

Debt, loan; to lend. malifith

decay

Tooth decay. maqëchngael

Tooth decay, cavity. meqechngael

deceive

To lie; to fool or trick someone; to deceive. techniques used in wrestling. scaffold. a temporary structure built to work on. baen

To lie to someone, fool someone, trick someone, or deceive someone. To do wrestling tricks to someone. baen naag

To skip work, deceive someone. fael' naag

To mislead, deceive. layaab

To mislead, deceive. layeab

To lie, trick, mislead, fool, deceive. sabaenbaen

December

The month of December. Cheef

The month of December. Deeseember

deception

To plan, plot to get something that you have desired, by deception. liipiy

decide

To settle, decide, confirm. tiriggiliy

To decide on. tuqög

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

decided

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

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

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

decorate

To decorate. nuunuw naag

To decorate. nuunuweeg

decoration

Decoration, personal ornament. nuunuw

decrease

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

dedicate

To dedicate, as a new house. guyuwoliy

dedication

House dedication. thuum' thaathar

deep

Deep hole inside of reef. maak'eef

Deep sea, open ocean. mathaaw

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

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

Deep place between reef and sandy part. rayëm

Deep place between reef and sandy part. ream

Deep sea, open ocean. reegur

Deep sea, open ocean. riigur

A group of elevated corals in a deep place. toer

Deep. tooqaer

Deep. tooym'aer

deeper

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

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

deer

Deer. pilimkaaw

defecate

To defecate. duun

To defecate. duun naag

Defecation; feeling of the need to defecate. maduun

To defecate. wuthur

defecating

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

defecation

Defecation; feeling of the need to defecate. maduun

deficient

Moron, imbecile, mental deficient. liith

definite

Definite future. baay

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

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

Certain, sure, definite, promised, determined. mich

To make certain, definite, etc. micheeg

Certain, sure, definite, fixed, determined. muturug

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

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

definitively

Is, be, the attributive predicator, occurring with both adjectives ("Ba gaaq ea bi ney") and nouns ("Ba naqun ea bi ney"). A, an, the indefinite article. It may be used specifically, as "Ka gu guy ba baabiy", in which a specific pig is in mind, generically, as "Gu ba qadaag ba baabiy", or definitively, as in "Bi ney ea ba baabiy" (answering "Maang ea bi ney?"). ba

deform

Deform, as a can. daliib

deformed

Out of shape, slightly squashed, deformed. paal

defy

To defy. rëqrëq

degree

High, as in rank or degree. toeylaeng

dejected

To feel sad or dejected. daliib-aen'

delay

To delay, procrastinate. qaawqaaw

deliver

To send somebody to deliver a message. mool'oog

delivery

Type of magic performed for a pregnant woman to undergo a trouble-free delivery, etc. bälbäl

demon

Demon, evil spirit. kaan

Name of a certaain ghost or demon. Luulmaaw

dented

Dented in. madug

Dented in or wrinkled in many places. madugdug

depth

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

derisive

Derisive songs, often coded. t'aay

descend

To descend, as down a slope. log

To descend, menstruate. luw

To fall, descend; to happen. qaaw

descendants

Ancestors, descendants. lik' ea gaal'

designated

To go to a designated destination. saapp'iy

desire

To greedily desire or covet. chogow naag

To greedily desire food. dagol naag

Sexual desire. lamean

desired

To plan, plot to get something that you have desired, by deception. liipiy

desk

Desk, drawer, cabinet. saraangak

despise

To despise, reject. wadul

despite

To show despite by wiping sole of foot on somebody's face. ney naag

destemious

Virgin, destemious. faal

destination

To go to a designated destination. saapp'iy

destroy

To destroy. buth

To destroy. buthug

To ruin, destroy, damage. gothëy

To ruin, destroy, damage. gothgothëy

destroyed

Destroyed, ruined. magooth

determine

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

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

determined

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

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

Certain, sure, definite, promised, determined. mich

Certain, sure, definite, fixed, determined. muturug

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

device

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

A hanging device. toennung

devil

The devil; Satan. moqonyaen'

devilfish

Type of fish, devilfish. ngaryaq

Type of fish, devilfish. ngaryoq

devination

To do medicine devination, as to prevent death. yuruuy

dew

Dew. garaayuw

Dew. waqangchol

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diamond

Biscuit, craker, hardtack; diamond in cards. bireel

diarrhea

To have diarrhea dunduun

Diarrhea. thum'iiyal

die

Ripe, mature; to die. loel

To die out. maam'

To die down, fade, of a poor fire. mathmaath

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

To take the bark off a tree for it to die. weechibiy

To die. yim'

died

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

To cry for somebody who died. dalöqloey'

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

difer

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

differ

Separate, different; to differ. kiiq

To alternate, take turns; to be different, to differ. thilthiil

different

Separate, different; to differ. kiiq

Half brother, half sister, of two people with the same father but different mothers. mitiiguruw

Tempura; song in different languages. teempraa

Song in different languages mixed together. teempraa quutaa

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

To alternate, take turns; to be different, to differ. thilthiil

difficult

Hard, difficult. moqmaaq

Hard, difficult. moqmaaw'

To make hard, difficult. moqmaaw' naag

diffused

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

dig

A spade use in the taro patch to dig taro. baawoq

To dig roots, as a pig. forfor

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

To dig, root, as an animal. furuy

To husk coconuts; to dig ground with stick. giiq

To dig; to scrape, scratch. keer

To dig; to scrape, scratch. kerkeer

To scratch or dig. makay

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

To pull up, root up, wake up, stir up, agitate, dig up. puug

To dig something from the ground like yam. qiriy

digging

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

A digging tool, pick. kuruubaa

Digging stick. liil

Pick, for digging. maartiilyow

Spade for digging. yabooq

Type of digging stick or shovel. yabwoq

diluted

Diluted. buraen

dime

Dime, ten-cent-piece. seenis

Dime, ten-cent-piece. siinis

diminutive

Little things, small things; diminutive. yoechi

dimunitive

Dimunitive. chii

Dimunitive. chu

dip

To dip in liquid. chulithaeg

To dip in liquid. chulithiy

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

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

To dip water. luum'

direct

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

To direct, teach, as a dance; direction of a dance. fanow

To teach, direct, as a dance. fanow naag

To direct (as a military unit). gafaeliy

To direct something in a certain direction. soreag

directed

To be headed, pointed, directed. soor

direction

To do; in gosong to straighten the direction of the gosong. duum

To direct, teach, as a dance; direction of a dance. fanow

Wind direction indicator. ngiith

To face or oreint in a particular direction. soefeeg

To direct something in a certain direction. soreag

directions

To spread out in many directions. dardaar

To give instructions or directions; to agree; to date someone; to meet by appointment. madil naag

dirt

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

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

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

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

Shovel-like tool for cutting dirt. doer

Black dirt. madal

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

A fishing spirit; type of fishing spear; to put mound of dirt by something planted. nuwey

Red dirt. tamooraaq

To bury, cover with dirt. tharëy

To fan or branch out, like roots of a tree in dirt. waathap

To branch or fan out, as roots of a tree in dirt. waethup

dirt-colored

Dirt-colored. raqën buut'

dirty

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

To cover the hand before handling something dirty. galongeag

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. goethiy

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. guuthiy

Dirty. kiitaanaay

Obscene, dirty language. puwalaag

Dirty, unclean, soiled. qaliit

To make dirty, to soil. qaliit naag

Somewhat brown colored; dirty. sabut'buut'

disagreement

To shake the head negatively, as in disagreement. chingching

disappear

To disappear suddenly. liing

To disappear suddenly. ling

To disappear. math'ol'

To disappear. pal

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

To fall away; to disappear. thaey

To pass by, disappear; slip loose. thumur

disarranged

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

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

disarrayed

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

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

disciple

His disciple. gachalpean

discover

To find, discover, as by accident, pick up. feen

To find, discover, as by accident, pick up. feenfeen

To find, discover, as by accident, pick up. feeng

To find, discover, as by accident, pick up. feengfeeng

To find, discover by accident, come upon. pat

To find, discover. pirqeg

discuss

To discuss, talk about. puruuy'

To discuss, talk about. turuuy'

disease

A skin disease (ringworm? Cf. m'aar ko raen, sabow). lawaat

Type of disease. lumeal

Noseless as a result of disease; harelip; sod of death. luug

A disease, elephantiasis of the scrotum. luulmaaw

A skin disease (probably Tinea, Cf. sabow, lawaat). m'aar ko raen

Yaws, a disease (on body except soles of feet). maraagus

Cold (disease). misilpig

Type of disease, type of sickness. ngael

Potato disease. qafaat

Fungus disease, cold water itches. quraey

Potato disease. qurqur

A skin disease (probably Tinea, cf. m'aar ko raen, lawaaat). sabow

disgust

Disgust. sanagör

disinterested

To get tired of, be disinterested in, be bored with. chuw-aen'

dislikes

He dislikes, he hates. dabuun

disobedient

Very naughty or disobedient. baalbaalyaang

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

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

disordered

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

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

disorderly

To coil up in a disorderly way. tilbugbuguy

disorganized

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

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

distance

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

distant

Far away, distant. maal'aaf

Far away, distant. paal'af

Far away, distant. paal'of

Far, distant. paalog

Far away, distant. qoreel

Far away, distant. qureel

Far away, distant. toqoreel

district

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Dalipeebinaew

District. diistiriik

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Fanif

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Gagil

An atoll in Ponape district. Ganaat

An island in Ponape District, Kapingamarangi. Gapilmaraang

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Gilmaan'

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Kanifaay

Name of a district or municipality of Yap; the island north of Yap Island proper. Maap'

Northern Yap island proper, the district including north Ruul, Weloy, Fanif, and Dalipebinaew. Marbaaq

Northern Yap excluding Yap island proper, the district including Gagil, Tamil, Map', and Rumung. Marfach

The south of Yap, the district including Kanifay, Gilman', and south Ruul. Nimgil

Name of a district of municipality of Yap, the island north of Maap'. Rumung

Name of a district of municipality of Yap. Ruul

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Tamil

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Weeloey

ditch

A ditch by a plowed field. geab

A ditch, as by a plowed field, or taro patch. geabiin

Ditch. laraq

Ditch. lraq

Ditch, channel. won

dive

To dive head first. chuungaayrii

To dive. liith

To wilt; dive down, of kite. maruy

To dive for something. toelubeeg

To dive. toeluub

divert

To avoid something; to divert something. cheefeeg

diverted

To be diverted, turn the wrong way. gucheaf

divide

To share, divide. f'oeth

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread; to divorce. wear

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread. wearwear

To separate, divide, scatter, spread. weereeg

divider

Medial floor divider beam in house. chooch

divination

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

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

divine

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

diving

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

division

Portion, section, segment, division, chapter. guruy

divorce

To leave, go out from, divorce, remove out of get out of (when used with u or roo); go into, as a house (with nga). chuw

To separate, scatter, divorce. daar

To scatter, separate, spread things all over; two divorce two people. dareag

To separate, scatter, divorce. dear

To spread, scatter, separate; to divorce two people. deereeg

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread; to divorce. wear

dizzy

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

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

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

Somewhat crazy, drunk, or dizzy. saqaliiliy

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dock

Port, a place where ships dock; dock. gaampeek

To line up side-by-side, as of boats at a dock. gataat

To line up side-by-side, as of boats at a dock. gataateag

doctor

Doctor. toogtaa

dodge

To lower, as a sail; to unhang; to pick betel nut; to dodge a spear. pilig

dodge-the-ball

Kind of game similar to dodge-the-ball. magilgil

dog

Dog. kuus

Dog. pilis

dogs

Name for calling dogs. poech

Guard; common name for dogs. poos

Name for calling dogs. puuchii

doing

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

Forceful (of people); to force into doing. tawaasariy

doll

Statue, doll. liyoos

dollar

Dollar. doolaa

Fifty-cent piece; half dollar. maag

Quarter dollar, twenty five cent piece. piseetaa

Dollar. yeeng

dolphinfish

Type of fish, dolphinfish. dabaar

domestic

Tame. domestic. mangmoer

Tame, domestic. mangmur

domesticate

To tame, to domesticate. mangmoer naag

done

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

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

Finished, completed, done. m'aay

To be finished, ended, done, all gone. mus

Finished, completed, done. muuq

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

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

Side of house; the high side, on which no work is done. tabugul

Low side of house, where work is done. toqor

Time thing is done, instance. yaay

don't

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

Doonguch

Place in Doonguch where the Legislature building is. Tabalaaw

door

Door. maab

Needle, bolt for door of a house. machëy

Door latch. maen'

Latch, as of a door. mit'aan ea maab

Door latch. ngabchëy

dorsal

Its dorsal fin. thaloon

double

Double, children talk. roog

doughnut

Doughnut. doonaech

doule

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

dove-like

Type of white dove-like bird with a long tail. yuug

down

To lift up, something laying down. bigbigiy

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

To stoop, squat, set (of a hen), bend down, lean over; flexible. boorboor

To lift up, as something lying down. bugbugiy

When used in the expression nga buut', down, downward. buut'

Ta pack in, stuff, shake down. chingadiy

The bundle of hibiscus fibers in a man's gaal' which hangs down from the tied top to the place where it loops between the legs. choelig

To pack in, stuff, shake down. chug

To pack in, stuff, shake down, to shake. chuguy

To push down hard on something. chuuchuy

To press, push down on, weigh on; also kind of productive magic. dilaey'

To press, push down on, weigh on; also a kind of productive magic. dileq

To press, push down on, weigh on. dileqiy

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

A particular way of sitting down in a sitting-down dance. faath

To flip up suddenly, of something which had previously been lying down. fartang

To flip something up suddenly which had been lying down. fartangiy

Husking stick, one that is anchored down. gasfath

To slide down a slope. gathaar

To shower down. gathlal

To drink down without touching lips. k'oongk'oong

To drink down without touching lips. k'oongk'oong naag

To descend, as down a slope. log

To bend down. lumeal

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

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

To bring down. luweeg

To wilt; dive down, of kite. maruy

To die down, fade, of a poor fire. mathmaath

To bend down, as a tree to make a snare. meer

To bend down, as a tree to make a snare. meereeg

To stoop, squat, set (of a hen), bend down, lean over; flexible. moermoer

To swing back and forth, or up and down. moeruur

To put to sleep; to down a tree, or other standing structures. moleag

To stoop, squat, set (of a hen), bend down, lean over; flexible. moormoor

To fall down, as unripen fruits. munugun

Slanted, tilted, tipped down. ngalool

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooleag

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooleeg

To tilt down, to slant. ngaloolëy

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooliy

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

To peel all the way down, e.g. banana, etc. paangalik'

To stay, sit, remain, live, settle down. paer

To flatten, as ground; to settle down something to balance. paeseag

To cool down. paf

To cool down. pafeag

To capsize, turn over, be face down. palpal

To calm down, as after a storm. paslag

To calm down, as after a storm. paslëg

To cut down, fell a tree. p'eag

Down, downward, downhill, downstairs. p'eening

To cool down. pof

To bring down, unhang. pul

To fall down, bump against, hit against. pum

To cave in, to collapse, fall down. puth

To jump up and down. qogqog

To slip down a little bit; leak a little bit. siluul'luul'

To rise up, of something which had been lying down. tareag

To come tumbling down; to arm wrestle. theek

To knock down, topple over, as tree. thikiy

To jump up and down. tiitiimaqog

The "sporran" or bushy part hanging down in from kafor at the leebugean. yuun'ingin ea kafor

downhill

To slide downhill (of something which is normally immoveable, like a house). kiireq

Down, downward, downhill, downstairs. p'eening

downpour

A heavy downpour. taqanooth

downstairs

Down, downward, downhill, downstairs. p'eening

downward

When used in the expression nga buut', down, downward. buut'

To turn over, as to have the head pointing downward. faangulöq

Down, downward, downhill, downstairs. p'eening

downwind

To turn away from wind, turn to leeward, turn to outrigger side, turn downwind; leeward, leeside, downwind, outrigger side. gaag

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

doze

To be sleepy; to nod the head; to drowse; to doze. chingching

dozen

Dozen of. daas

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draft

check (bank draft). cheek

dragon

Dragon fly. qasaangoel

Dragon fly. qasngool

drain

Drain hole, as in boat. qayal

drainhole

To plug something, as the drainhole in a boat. gapuuliy

draw

To draw, as a picture chaayhinen naag

To draw; a drawing. jungaq

drawer

Desk, drawer, cabinet. saraangak

Drawer. sikiidaes

drawers

Drawers. hikiidaes

drawing

Drawing chaayhinen

To draw; a drawing. jungaq

drawn

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

dream

Dream, daydream. lik'aay

To dream of. lik'aay naag

Dream, daydream. malik'aay

dregs

Coconut toddy dregs. mayich

Coconut beer dregs. piis

dried

Dried up and brittle. chagcheag

Grass skirt; dried leaves laying on the ground. daf'oog

To dry, as fish; dried fish. fangfëng

Dried coconut husk. lamlam

Dried, withered leaf. maroorëy

Dried coconut leaf; torch. quul

drift

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

To drift. To drift and arrive somewhere; to beach. madab

To float, to drift on water. maen'

To drift around aimlessly. män'maen'

To drift, of the mind, implying one keep's thinking of a loved one. nifeeng-aen'

drifts

Log which drifts in from the ocean. qael

drill

Drill. burbur

To drill a hole in something. burbur naag

dringking

To pour in dringking glass. kalaesiy

drink

To drink something from a straw. chiich naag

To drink something in large gulps. foenp'iy

Drink to quench thirst. garbad

To drink down without touching lips. k'oongk'oong

To drink down without touching lips. k'oongk'oong naag

A drink. magarchan

To drink something. maqun

His drink. nuun

To drink. qunum

To drink. quun

Soda, soft drink. saeydae

To drink something by lapping. waet'um

To drink something by sucking. wut'oem

drinkable

Young coconut, but drinkable. t'oeb

drinking

Bar, public place for drinking alcoholic beverages. baar

Ten quchub (drinking coconuts) beeleqey

Ten quchub (drinking coconuts) beeleqëy

Drinking glass. kalaas

Ten quchub (drinking coconut). liqey

Ten quchub (drinking coconut). liqëy

To choke, as from drinking. l'od

Drinking straw. qachiilchiil

Drinking coconut. quchub

Drinking straw. yich

drip

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

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

To drip, of rain. sapaagungun

A drop, drip. satagofgoof

drive

Method of fishing, to drive fish under the reef with stones. mageang

drop

To bottom fish, to fish with drop line. nguchuur

To leave, let, let alone, let go, permit, allow, drop, throw, loose, release; to show, of a movie. paag

To release, drop little by little. pagpaag

A drop, drip. satagofgoof

drop-line

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

drops

Drops of a liquid. gaaf

drown

To drown. limach

To cause to drown, to drown. limacheag

To cause to drown, to drown. limacheeg

To drown. lumach

To swim about as if trying not to get drown. noengnoeng

drowse

To be sleepy; to nod the head; to drowse; to doze. chingching

drunk

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

To be drunk; to nod the head as if sleepy; to stick fast into something, like wood, mud, etc. ching

To make something stick fast to something else; to make drunk. ching naag

To get drunk. chingaaw'

Noisy, boisterous, like a drunk. mayangar

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

Somewhat crazy, drunk, or dizzy. saqaliiliy

To move in a weaving back and forth way, like a drunk. tawaangwaang

drunken

To walk a drunken man by half carrying him. gapuuliy

dry

Dry banana leaves cut for grass skirts. chabcheb

Dry, not juicy, of crabs. daay

To dry something over a fire or in the sun. deeweeg

To dry something on a fire. deey

To dry, as fish; dried fish. fangfëng

To dry something. gilik'aed

Type of dry land taro. laqiy

Type of dry land taro. laqiy ni Waqab

Dry over a fire. madaaw

To dry leaves by heat; heat, as from a fire. madoedaew

Dry. malik'

Dry, of food. meegiik'

To dry. paleag

Round, dry onion. taamaaneengii

drying

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

dryseason

A certain season; dryseason, winter. daay ni ngeek

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duck

Puffer fish; type of bird similar to a duck. bunoon

Type of bird, duck. dabaar

To hide, to duck. pach

To hide, to duck. pachpach

due

Skin peeling due to being burnt from the sun or the like. To peel off, as bark of a tree or paint. baap

To wilt, as the leaves of a tree due to lack of water. batbat

To be repulsed by food due to satiation, especially pig fat, then not necessarily due to satiation. därdaer

Leaves that are green due to lack of sunshine. qamireq

dug

Trap dug in ground for land crab. wöl

Trap dug in ground for land crabs. wool

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

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

Dugor

Name of a place in Dugor, in Weeloey. Faay

dull

Dull, of a knife. meqdigdig

Dull, as of a knife. muqdigdig

Dull, as knife or spear. muqgug

Slippery, dull; toothache from eating too much acidic food. m'urm'uur

Dull, of a knife. poqgol

dumb

Dumb, stupid. maqay

Dumb, stupid. maqëy

dump

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. dooq

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. luqör

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. toeluqör

duration

Its duration, its period, its time, when, while, during. nap'an

Its length or duration. n'uungin

Its duration. rakiin

durian

Type of fruit tree, durian; type of yam. roowael

during

Its duration, its period, its time, when, while, during. nap'an

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

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

dust

Dust from stone which one has scraped with something. daldal

Dust. fiyaath

Dust. qaab

Dust. qab

dusty

Dusty. qabqab

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dye

To dye. k'aed

Red dye. ngeel

Type of mangrove tree used as dye for fishing nets. yangach

dying

Last words of a dying relative, in which he expresses his will for you; to speak with such. tathuum'

dynamite

Dynamite; explosive; bomb. doonmaech

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