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fabricate

To lie, fabricate. lifith

face

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

To capsize, turn over, be face down. palpal

To fall face first. paraaw

His face, its front. qawochean

To face towards. saap

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

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saapeag

Face make-up, as for a dance. sarow

To face or oreint in a particular direction. soefeeg

Front of house; front of face. suur

faces

To provoke a fight with menacing faces and actions. gaath

facing

To sit facing someone. sabal

To sit facing a person. sabaliy

fade

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

faint

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

Fais

The island of Fais. Weeyeey

faithful

Faithful, truthful, honest. yul'yuul'

Faithful, truthful, honest. yuul'yuul'

fall

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 fall accidentally; to have an accident; to injure oneself accidentally. doel'

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

Small bits of thatch which fall from roof when it gets old. Type of roof thatch woven from whole palm fronds, rather than split ones. malabqëg

To fall down, as unripen fruits. munugun

To fall. muul

Cause to fall. muuluweeg

Alert, on the fall, fast to act. paanag

To fall face first. paraaw

To fall down, bump against, hit against. pum

To cave in, to collapse, fall down. puth

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

To fall, descend; to happen. qaaw

To fall. qeew

To fall off. thaay

To fall away; to disappear. thaey

To fall into accidentally, slip into. thar

To fall into accidentally, slip into. thear

To fall off. they

To topple, fall over, lean; to arm wrestle. thig

fallen

The eaves of a house roofed with palm leaves. Woven palm leaves for roofing, especially those leaves that have turned brown and fallen to the ground. bagbag

To be just right, of betel nut; to become red, of langad, gaal', or other plant material, medicine, or flower which have fallen and become red. malaal'

falling

To support something with two hands to prevent it from falling or spilling over. dunubbiy

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

To support something to prevent it from falling. dunuubiy

Wet from rain falling on you at the moment. mayuguq

Wet only from rain falling on you now. meyguq

fallout

Fallout, or knock in, of teeth. wardum

false

Liar, false. fëlfeal' l'ugun

fame

His fame, memorial of his fame. buguwaan

familiar

Familiar to, habitual, usual, customary. maacham

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

Spirit that appears through a person, familiar spirit. thagith

family

Family, home, estate. tabinaew

famine

Famine, scarcity of food. quyngol

famous

Famous, popular. giil

He's right, famous. soeroek'

fan

Fan. qaturuf

To fan. qaturufiy

Fan; shoulder blade. ripow

To fan. ripöy

A fan. rupow

To fan. rupöy

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

Fanif

A village in Fanif municipality. Baloochaang

Village in Fanif. Bunuknuk

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

Village in Fanif. Guruung

Village in Fanif. Malawaay

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

A village in Fanif. M'areeniiw

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

Village in Fanif. Qätliiw

Village in Fanif. Qätliw

Village in Fanif. Qayrëch

Village in Fanif. Raeng

Village in Fanif. Rumuuq

Village in Fanif. Ruun'uw

Village in Fanif. Tabeelaeng

Village in Fanif. Tafgiif

Village in Fanif. Wuluuq

Village in Fanif. Yyin

far

Far away, distant. maal'aaf

Its small end, far end, e.g. of a branch. maetunguun

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

farag

Mu guy ea farag. farëg

farm

Garden, farm. milaey'

Garden, taro patch, farm. toolmal

fart

To fart. puuq

fast

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 jerk, pull in one fast motion. faakl'uy

To jerk, pull in one fast motion. faakuy

Fast. macharag

Fast. macharëg

Alert, on the fall, fast to act. paanag

Fast, rushed, hurried, quick. paapëy

Fast. pëy

Fast, speedy. supiidoo

fat

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

Overhang, as a fat stomach. gapulpuul

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. maalagow

Fat, gease, oil. maam

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. malagow

Fat, grease, oil. mam

Full, fat, chubby. sugsug

father

His father. chiitamangin

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

Fatherhood, the position of father. mataam

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

Papa, father. paapaaq

Father, daddy. paqpaaq

fatherhood

Fatherhood, the position of father. mataam

father's

Relatives on his father's side. yurugyuw

fathom

Fathom measure. diriq

faults

His faults. tharaan

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

favor

To love, to favor. t'ufeeg

favorite

Star; special favorite. t'uuf

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fear

Fear. daguw

To shake, tremble, as with fear. daqdaaq

Fear of the person or thing you're afraid of. digowean

Fear; to fear for. dugow

To fear for something. dugow naag

Fear of. maduguun

To worry about, fear, be afraid of, be apprehensive of. magareag

Exclamation of surprise or fear. qiiw

To be afraid, to fear. rus

Fear, fright. taamadaag

fearful

Scared, afraid, apprehensive, fearful. magar

feast

Formal invitation to a feast. diibach

Invitation to a feast in prepayment for help in working. gummiit

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

Feast. muur

A feast. tagmog

Party, feast. tagum

feather

Feather. wul

February

The month of February. Feeberwaerii

The month of February. moethiiw

feces

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magöngaen

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magungaen

Feces (slang). piyog

Soft feces. por

Its waste; rust, feces, guts, intestines, bilge (of a boat), filth, remains; song of abuse about someone. t'aay

Feces. taer

To be in piles of feces. yuuwopor

feed

To feed, as a person or an animal. daruwoq

To feed, as a person or an animal. daruwoqiy

To feed; water a person or an animal. duruwoqiy

feel

To feel sad or dejected. daliib-aen'

To feel rejected, reject angrily; sulk. duur

To feel glutted; lose appetite for something by overeating. fang-aen'

Thought, feeling; to think, feel. leam

To feel the effect of. naanaang

To feel like leaving. poes-aen'

To pity, feel sorry for. runguy

To weight or feel the weight of. sabaabaaqudeeg

To feel nauseous. sönögor

To feel thaem

To feel, to touch, to grope. thaemiy

To pulse; to feel the pulse. thämthaem

feeling

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

Cramp, numbness; feeling of pins and needles. gaamiig

Relexed feeling. gaer

Thought, feeling; to think, feel. leam

Defecation; feeling of the need to defecate. maduun

Urination; feeling of the need to urinate. mafiiq

Fire; feeling of greed. nifiy

His feeling, opinion, mind. waen'

His mind, opinion, feeling. yaen'

feet

Yaws, only on soles of feet. bilis

Climbing rope on feet. gabing

To slide past on buttocks not using feet or hands. gaethig

To slide past on buttocks not using feet or hands. gaethir

Climbing rope on feet. gafis

Unit of measurement equals to six feet. keeng

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

Tail in air, or feet in the air. tiibool

To stand up on one's feet. tuqlaang

fell

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

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

To cut down, fell a tree. p'eag

To fell tree for timber. th'og

fellow

A stupid fellow. mälchoer

felt

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

female

Woman, female. bpiin

Female genitals. dabpiin

Female who bears a child for the first time. lootoraq

Woman, female. piin

female-in-laws

Female-in-laws. weechmäq

feminine

A feminine name. Bugulmeed

A feminine name. Buthung

Feminine name. Buuth

Feminine name. Buw

Feminine name. Chigiy

A feminine name. Chiipiin

Feminine name. Chugeeg

Feminine name. Churwaq

Feminine name. Chuuleaq

Feminine name. Chuutinaeg

Feminine name. Chuuy

Feminine name. Daadaguweeg

Feminine name. Daatinaeg

Feminine name. Daelëy'aag

Feminine name. Digow

Feminine name. Duguwean

Feminine name. Duguweem

Feminine name. Duuy

Feminine name. Fadleaq

Feminine name. Fadoeliy

Feminine name. Fadreeb

Feminine name. Fagäl

Feminine name. Fagällippiin

Feminine name. Fagälluchuq

Feminine name. Fagältinaan

Feminine name. Fagältinaeg

Feminine name. Fal'aagruw

Feminine name. Fal'aamatiin

Feminine name. Fal'appiin

Feminine name. Fal'eetinaeg

Feminine name. Fal'roog

Feminine name. Fanaapiin

Feminine name. Fanagubpiin

Feminine name. Faneareang

Feminine name. Fanpiin

Feminine name. Faqën

Feminine name. Fathaan

A name, either masculine or feminine. Feal'

Feminine name. Fill'iyaag

Feminine name. Finpiin

Feminine name. Fintiirow

Feminine name. Fintinaeg

Feminine name. Fugoeg

Feminine name. Funugduuy

Feminine name. Gabal

Feminine name. Gabyaen'

Feminine name. Gäldigow

Feminine name. Gamaabruw

Feminine name. Gamen

Feminine name. Ganngoomeed

Both a feminine and masculine name. Gapëy

Feminine name. Gapthey

Feminine name. Gguleaq

Feminine name. Giley

Feminine name. Giligruw

Feminine name. Giliin

Feminine name. Gilippiin

Feminine name. Gilmitiin

Feminine name. Gilpiin

Feminine name. Gilqochean

Feminine name. Giltinaeg

Feminine name. Gimiidiqiy

Feminine name. Gipthey

Feminine name. Giriimaed

Feminine name. Goedgow

Feminine name. Goegneeg

Feminine name. Goelbeaq

Feminine name. Goelför

Feminine name. Goerfich

Feminine name. Goew

Feminine name. Goeweeth

Feminine name. Goomleaq

Feminine name. Goomtiin

Feminine name. Goqliqan

Feminine name. Göqöt

Feminine name. Göqötinaeg

Feminine name. Guchoel

Feminine name. Gumatiin

Feminine name. Gupeer

Feminine name. Guruungin

Feminine name. Guruwaag

Feminine name. Guruwaan

Feminine name. Guruwaqën

Feminine name. Kabeetiin

Feminine name. Kabeetinaeg

Feminine name. Kaetinaeg

Feminine name. Kamatiin

Feminine name. Kugufaakaay

Feminine name. Kugutinaey

Feminine name. Kuguum'

Feminine name. Langadean

Feminine name. Laqabbaay

Feminine name. Laqan

Feminine name. Laqasthaan

Feminine name. Laqbalath

Feminine name. Laqbarug

Feminine name. Laqfaal

Feminine name. Laqfanuw

Feminine name. Laqfeal'

Feminine name. Laqgaam

Feminine name. Laqgael

Feminine name. Laqkean

Feminine name. Laqmaag

Feminine name. Laqmaang

Feminine name. Laqmaar

Feminine name. Laqmaed

Feminine name. Laqmagaer

Feminine name. Laqmean

Feminine name. Laqrow

Feminine name. Laqtamaan

Feminine name. Laqtamoel

Feminine name. Laqtaran

Feminine name. Laqwaay

Feminine name. Laqyow

Feminine name. Lay'aan

Feminine name. Leaq

Feminine name. Leqbuchuun

Feminine name. Leqerbaay

Feminine name. Leqerngoof

Feminine name. Leqfineg

Feminine name. Leqgabaey

Feminine name. Leqgiraeng

Feminine name. Leqguroey

Feminine name. Leqguwor

Feminine name. Leqguyaed

Feminine name. Leqlukaan

Feminine name. Leqmaqut

Feminine name. Leqmatuw

Feminine name. Leqmeed

Feminine name. Leqmeew

Feminine name. Leqmirey

Feminine name. Leqmitey

Feminine name. Leqngin

Feminine name. Leqruw

Feminine name. Leqruwaan

Feminine name. Leqthiin

Feminine name. Leqthiing

Feminine name. Leqthiip

Feminine name. Leqtuun

Feminine name. Leqwes

Feminine name. Leqyuud

Feminine name. Leqyuw

Masculine name, Feminine name. Libuwaen'

Feminine name. Ligow

Feminine name. Liimow

Feminine name. Lileaq

Feminine name. Limiteg

Feminine name. Limngër

Feminine name. Lipiy

Feminine name. Liqag

Feminine name. Loqfaneak

Feminine name. Luchuq

Feminine name. Luchuqën

Feminine name. Luqag

Feminine name. Maafeal'

Feminine name. Maaroom

Feminine name. Madruw

Feminine name. Maerfeal'

Feminine name. Maergoew

Feminine name. Maerleaq

Feminine name. Maerunguun

Feminine name. Maetiidoew

Feminine name. Maetinaan

Feminine name. Maetinaeg

Feminine name. Mangër

Feminine name. Mangtinaeg

Feminine name. Mannaq

Feminine name. Maqut

Feminine name. Maran

Feminine name. Maranguweeg

Feminine name. Märeegow

Feminine name. Marëg

Feminine name. Miit

Feminine name. Mingeepiin

Feminine name. Mitaeg

Feminine name. Mitmaed

Feminine name. Mitmeed

Feminine name. Mitraed

Feminine name. Mitröw

Feminine name. Muqut

Feminine name. Nabeetinaeg

Feminine name. Nabeeyaen'

Feminine name. Nabuw

Feminine name. Namar

Feminine name. Nas

Feminine name. Nguruun

Feminine name. Ngutuw

Feminine name. Peeth

Feminine name. Piimog

Feminine name. Piin

Feminine name. Piinfean

Feminine name. Piing

Feminine name. Pilay'aan

Feminine name. Pinnifean

Feminine name. Pitiin

Feminine name. Pitinaeg

Feminine name. Pitineeg

Feminine name. Piy

Feminine name. Piyoon

Feminine name. Pugthiin

Feminine name. Puguruw

Feminine name. Puguruwaag

Masculine and feminine name. Puluw

Feminine name. Qadgil

Feminine name. Qadgileeg

Feminine name. Qilyaaw

Feminine name. Qoechean

Feminine name. Qoecheeg

Feminine name. Rangag

Feminine name. Reang

Feminine name. Ribdiqiy

Feminine name. Ribeelay'aan

Feminine name. Riipiin

Feminine name. Rum'oey

Feminine name. Rungumeed

Feminine name. Rungumeew

Feminine name. Runguraed

Feminine name. Runguun

Feminine name. Ruumatiin

Feminine name. Ruunpiin

Feminine name. Ruutiin

Feminine name. Ruutinaan

Feminine name. Ruutinaeg

Feminine name. Ruwaamatiin

Feminine name. Ruweematiin

Feminine name. Ruweerunguun

Feminine name. Soef

Feminine name. Tanam

Feminine name. Taqabbug

Feminine name. Thigmow

Feminine name. Thiimaed

Feminine name. Thiyean

Feminine name. Tiirow

Feminine name. Tinaan

Feminine name. Tinaeg

Feminine name. Tinagoofeal'

Feminine name. Tinagyow

Feminine name. Tinamaed

Feminine name. Tinangig

Feminine name. Tinangimeed

Feminine name. Tinangimow

Feminine name. Tinangin

Feminine name. Tinangiraed

Feminine name. Tinangirow

Feminine name. Tinanguruwaag

Feminine name. Tineerow

Feminine name. Tinraed

Feminine name. Toedngeeg

Feminine name. Tooy

Feminine name. Tunug

Feminine name. Turugeeg

Feminine name. Turugeem

Feminine name. Waqtin

Feminine name. Wees

Feminine name. Wureeng

Feminine name. Wurpiig

Feminine name. Yaen'

Feminine name. Yagät

Feminine name. Yagtinaeg

Masculine and feminine names. Yaloon

Feminine name. Yarmat

Feminine name. Yin'tuwug

Feminine name. Yirtiin

Feminine name. Yirwer

Feminine name. Yugufeal'

Feminine name; the woman from Sipin. Yugum'aed

Feminine name. Yuguwaen'

Feminine name. Yulweeg

fence

To fence a place off. chumaliy

Fence. yaroor

To make a fence around something. yarooriy

fend

To fend away repeatedly. thurthuruy

ferment

To ferment. wachaq

To ferment. wachaq naag

fermented

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

fern

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

Type of grass (staghorn fern). gamaq

Type of grass (staghorn fern). ganaq

Type of fern used for grass skirts. goob

Type of fern used for making garlands. m'oeng

Type of fern used for making grass skirts. tilbug

Type of fern. waarab

Type of fern. waarabrab

Type of fern. weeläm

fern-like

Type of fern-like plant. cheew

fertile

Fertile, as soil. yangqol

fetch

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

feud

Murder; blood feud. changp'aaw

few

To pick a few from among the possible. baat'eag

Few; little bit. boechquw

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

Little, few. lichliich

Little, few. liich

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

How many?; a few, a couple. qiin

One-by-one; usual few. tamathaath

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fiber

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

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumeer

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumyir

Man's clothing, hibiscus fiber loincloth. kafor

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

A pit for soaking coconut fiber. liib

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

String made from coconut fiber. qaaw

String, fiber; connection, relationship. thaaq

Its fiber. thiilean

fibers

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

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

fibrous

Fibrous, like an old stringbean. thaqthaaq

field

A ditch by a plowed field. geab

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

fifth

Low caste, fifth caste, slave. mälngaay

Slave, low caste, fifth caste. pimilngaay

Bottle about the size of a fifth gallon, , the size of a shoyu bottle. sigoebiing

fifty

Fifty. wugeem

Fifty. wugyim

fifty-cent

Fifty-cent piece; half dollar. maag

fight

to fight. chaam

To fight someone. chaam naag

To provoke a fight with menacing faces and actions. gaath

To fight over something. leqag

To fight over something, each trying to get it. qachubutheeg

file

File (the tool). faayal

To line single file. facheag

To line single file. fachfacheag

To be in a single file. maalaay

Its sharpness, as of a knife; roughness of file. m'uliin

Its sharpness, as of a knife; roughness of file. mul'iin

To be in single file. tamaalaay

To march in single file. theeläp

filefish

Type of fish; scrawled filefish. bachbaach

Type of fish, filefish. doomaal

fill

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

To fill. suguy

filled

To be filled with food. bath

Filled to its capacity. chingad

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

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

filter

To filter tuba using m'araaniiw; a bedridden old person. ganaqun

filth

Its waste; rust, feces, guts, intestines, bilge (of a boat), filth, remains; song of abuse about someone. t'aay

fin

Its dorsal fin. thaloon

find

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

To weigh something, to find out how much it weighs. To lighten something, make it not so heavy. A euphemism for relieving one's bowels. baaqudeeg

To find, usually by accident. feang

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

Man who cannot find a wife. maqaaw paaq

Find guilty. m'ing ea thiin nga dakeän

To find, discover by accident, come upon. pat

To find. pateag

To find, discover. pirqeg

To find or meet by accident suddenly. suk'

fine

The money paid as a fine for a violation, such as a traffic fine. To fine someone for a violation. baakkiing

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

Fine thread, as in a spider web. qolqol

fine-looking

Fine-looking woman (slang). mayaen

finger

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

His finger. bugul i paaq

Unit of measure; span between thumb and forefinger, middle finger, or little finger. deq

Finger nail, toe nail. k'uyung

To finger wrestle; turn over. leap

Finger ring. luweaw

To flick with the finger. maethin

To flick with the finger. paethin

To flick with the finger. paethinaeng

To flick the finger and hit something. thinaeng

His finger nail, his toe nail. t'iyung

Little finger. yuurchul

fingernail

To scratch with fingernail. guruy

fingers

A unit of measure equal to three fingers. gaam

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

finish

To finish, smooth off , as a canoe. marap

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

finished

A finished grass skirt. char

Wallless, unwalled, of a partially finished house. garngaab

Finished, completed, done. m'aay

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

Finished, completed, done. muuq

fir

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

fire

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

To dry something on a fire. deey

To light a fire by friction, ignite a fire by friction. fil

To touch; to hit gently, hit, ignite fire. gaed

Lightning bug, fire fly. goergoer

To ignite, kindle, light a fire. k'eeg

To make a fire brighter. k'oereeg

Fire making tools. liyog

Extinguished, snuffed out, as a fire; erased, wiped out, rubbed out, eradicated. maath

Dry over a fire. madaaw

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

Match (for fire). maesis

Fire lighter, means or act of lighting a fire. maqab

Fire lighter, means or act of lighting a fire. maqaf

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

Midst of a fire. minifiy

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

To spring up, as grass after a fire; jump up, as people in a panic. muguw

Fire; feeling of greed. nifiy

To ignite, kindle, light a fire. qaab

To ignite, kindle, light a fire. qaaf

To ignite, kindle, light a fire. qabuweeg

Its coals, embers, of a fire. qachaffin

Its coals, embers, of a fire. qachiffin

To ignite, kindle, light a fire. qafuweeg

To burn; to cook in fire. qörufeeg

To burn; to cook in fire. qurufeeg

fireplace

Fireplace, hearth, cookhouse. p'eenifiy

firewood

Firewood, rotten wood. l'uud

firm

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

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

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

firmnees

A support for firmnees, as in a boat. suus

first

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

To dive head first. chuungaayrii

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

The first. koomm'oon

Female who bears a child for the first time. lootoraq

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

First, ahead, in front of,, before; the front. m'oon

A young lady who menstruate for the first time. nut

To fall face first. paraaw

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. pugoochug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwoochug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwuuchug

Masculine name, the person who first brought Qanugumaang money to Yap. Qanugumaang

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

First, ahead, in front of, before; the front. soomm'oon

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

First, front. toomm'oon

first-fruits

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

fish

Type of fish; scrawled filefish. bachbaach

Soot. Type of fish. balath

Type of fish. bichal

Type of fish. biichal

Type of fish. bilach

Type of black surgeon fish. bilaew

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

Type of fish, needlefish. buuy

Spoiled or rotten of cooked meat or fish. buuy'

Type of fish trap made of bamboo. chaap

Type of small fish; slang for the male genetalia. chanum

Kind of fish. chilbuth

Type of fish. chilfoed

Type of parrot fish. choey

Type of long-nosed fish. chooreq

Type of fish. chöqchöq yowagil

Type of fish. daak'

Type of fish, dolphinfish. dabaar

Type of small fish like sardines, type of banana. dabear

Type of fish; type of banana. dabeer

Advance order of fish according to custom. dabung

Type of bottom fish that lives in muddy water. dabung

Type of fish, snapper. dagarwoch

Type of fish. dak'

Type of fish, convict tang. damaen

Type of fish. dangaaw

Type of fish, rabbit fish. daruuy

Type of fish. dayit'

Type of fish, filefish. doomaal

Type of fish that originate in fresh water, or born in fresh water, and move to salt water when it matures. faak ea raen

Type of fish. faakl'uud

Type of eel, type of fish. f'aang

To bone, as fish. fadëyaag

Type of fish. falug

To dry, as fish; dried fish. fangfëng

Type of fish, skip jack. fiif

To bone, as a fish; to investigate. firfirtiy

To bone, as fish. firtiy

To fish; fishing. fitaeq

To fish for someone. fitaeq naag

Ten fish. f'iy

Type of eel with white stripes, type of fish. fiyaath

Type of fish. foer

Type of fish. foofow

To burst out, of bursts of air, as when a puffer fish blows up. f'uuf'uw

Type of fish, catfish. gabchag

Type of fish, small mullet. gachaereer

Type of fish, small mullet. gacheareer

Type of fish, red snapper. gadaaw

Type of fish, porgy. gädgäd

Type of fish, freshwater eel. gafiy

Type of fish. galaed

Type of fish. gällum

Type of parrot fish. galunglung

Monitor lizard; type of fish. galuuf

Type of large parrot fish. gamaygul

Fish chaser made from coconut leaves. gapiisyoer

To shrivel, shrink, of fish when cooking. gargear

Type of fish, rabbit fish. garmiy

Type of fish. garngaab

Kind of fish. gathuw

Pillow. Type of fish, porgy. gayuul

Type of butterfly fish. geap

Flying fish. goeg

^Trigger^ of a trigger fish. goegoen

Type of fish. goel

Kind of fish, like a great red snapper. gooychaab

Type of fish. guumiy

Fish (baby talk). guuq

Box fish. kaahool

To bite repeatedly, as fish at bait, to nibble. k'adk'aad

Kind of fish. k'ael

Type of fish, clown wrasse. kareaw

Type of fish. kargoy

Type of fish. k'eethäm

A catch of fish. k'oon

Type of fish, squirrel fish. k'oon ea maeriilaeng

Type of fish, large grouper. k'uw

Type of fish. laab

Fish hook. laam

To eat raw, of fish; to eat meat. laang

Type of fish, turkey fish. laar

Type of fish, type of tang. langad

To eat raw, of fish; to eat meat. languy

To make a ripple on the water, as by a fish. lap'ëy

Type of fish, sailfin tang. laqiy

Salt water eel, type of fish. lawoth

To fish with hook and line; to hook; to get involved. l'ëg

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

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

Type of fish. lik'eathow

Type of fish, pipefish. lik'lik'iigabuuy

Salt water eel, type of fish. looth

To fish with straight line, to angle. lum'eag

Type of fresh water fish. lumlum

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

Type of fish. maabqol

Type of fish, large barracuda. maal'

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

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. maalagow

Type of unicorn fish. maath

Fish trap entrance. maay

Type of fish. mabing

Type of surgoen fish. machagwog

Type of fish, convict tang. maen'

Lamp, torch; torch fishing; to fish by torch. magael

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

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magöngaen

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magungaen

To eat raw, of fish. malaang

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. malagow

Type of fish. mälchäth

Type of small, sivery fish. mälmeq

Type of brown parrot fish. mälngoed

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

Type of fish, goat fish. manguch

Type of moray eel, type of fish. manuun'

Type of fish. marfach

Type of fish, wrasse. mariib

Fish trap entrance. meay

Type of fish. meechbar

Type of orange striped trigger fish. moelngith

Monsterously large fish. moosoos

Type of fish, large skip jack. m'uul

Type of fish. muunguung

Ten fish. naaf

Type of fish. ngaag

Type of black surgeon fish. ngaraar

Type of fish, devilfish. ngaryaq

Type of fish, devilfish. ngaryoq

Type of fish. ngoen

Type of fish. ngoet

Type of fish, skip jack. ngolngolëy

Type of fish, skip jack. ngool

Type of fish, halfbeak needlefish. nguchuth

To bottom fish, to fish with drop line. nguchuur

Type of fish, porgy. nguruq

Type of fish, large trigger fish; shameless person. nguuf

Type of fish, mempachi. nguun

Type of fish, type of pink parrot fish. nguyweq

Type of fish. nguywod

Fish, including e.g. turtles, whales, porpoises. niig

Type of fish, stonefish; sloppy, lethargic person. noew

Type of fish, big wrasse. numeam

Type of fish trap that looks like a box. paalog

Type of fish, sole, flatfish. paer

Type of small unicorn fish. paethyoeth

Type of fish. palath

Type of fish. palpal

Type of fish, mackerel. pathuuy

A pole used for breaking coral to catch fish. piisoon

Kind of fish. qaangar

Type of fish. qaath

Fish trap made of stones. qäch

Type of silvery fish; undyed gaal'. qachthul

Type of fish. qachwoq

To flop around, as a fish. qadaldal

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapraetuul

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriimeen

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriituul

Type of fish. qarcheaq

Kind of fish. qasthul

Type of fish, archer fish. qathaang

To smoke something, as fish. qathqaath naag

Big parrot fish. qathreq

Type of fish. qayit'

Shark, type of fish. qayong

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

Type of fish. qeer

Type of fish. qeetuun

Type of parrot fish. qelbad

Type of fish, unicorn fish. qerngal

Scale of a fish. qolean

Scale of a fish. qolëy

Kind of fish. qooyeq

Inside of net, in the middle where the fish gather. quboch

Type of fish. quchwoq

Type of fish. qulöch

Type of fish, unicorn fish. qumeech

Type of fish. qutun

Type of fish, unicorn fish. quum

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

Type of fish, rabbit fish. ral'eag

Type of fish. rawaal

Type of fish, sting ray. rawul

To go between, go through, as a fish through weed. rich

Type of fish, stingray. roel

Type of fish, stingray. roöl

Fish platform or food platform or langad, only for men's food. roorow

Bamboo fish trap. saagël

Raw fish, sashimi. saasmiq

Type of fish, small grouper. sabaak'uw

Type of fish. sagup

Type of fish, small grouper. samaak'uw

Kind of fish, mud skipper. seal'seal'

Type of fish, goat fish. soong

Type of fish, needlefish. suup

Type of fish, yellow-fin tuna. taguw

Type of fish, big mullet. tangir

Type of fish. taroeq

Type of fish. t'eat'

To eat fish or meat along with food. th'aag

Type of fish, small barracuda. tharow

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. theerek

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. thirik

Type of fish, swordfish. thoglaar

Type of fish, damsel fish. toeluul

A string for stringing fish. toofaay

To congregate of sea birds to catch fish. toomul

Type of fish. toqor

To wrap fish before smoking. tuthunguy

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

Goose bumps, pimples; porcupine fish. t'uuy

Fish bait; sign, omen, marker. waal

Fish broth gravy. waasag

To troll for fish. waayrëk

Type of fish. wael

Type of fish, achilles tang. walool

Type of fish, large trunk fish; small box for keeping small belongings in. wöl

Type of fish. wul'

Type of fish, trigger fish. wuuq

Type of shell fish. yaanaeth'iib

Type of fish, goat fish. yalung

Fish trap; quonset hut. yanup

To fish by encircling a school of fish with a net; a large school of sharks. yaraaw

Type of fish, white-finned tuna. yasul

Line or string for carrying fish. yeeg

Type of fish. yich

Type of fish, cigar wrasse. yiib

To crave for fish. yim'aeniig

Type of fish, type of snapper. yooch

A string for stringing fish. yoofaay

A line for stringing fish. yoofëy

fisherman

Fisherman. taa fitaeq

Fisherman. tamaa fitaeq

fishhook

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

fishhooks

Small basket to put inside of larger basket to put small things in like money, fishhooks, etc. It is woven from a type of reed grass, or pandanas leaves. A type of reed grass. beäl

fishing

Fishing pole or fishing rod. baaw

Rifle; a spear gun used for fishing. booyoch

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

To fish; fishing. fitaeq

To shine, glow, be light; to go torch fishing. gälgael

To engage in taboo, land-oriented activities before fishing. galimlim

Barb on fishing spear. loqmal

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

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

Inexperienced (at fishing). maayuul

Inexperienced (at fishing). maen qarow

Lamp, torch; torch fishing; to fish by torch. magael

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

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magöngaen

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magungaen

Kind of fishing net. matalap

Torch fishing canoe. m'oor ea magael

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

Fishing lure. paech

Fishing spear. piiskaa

Fishing spear. piiskaang

Type of sand crab; type of fishing. qathing

Type of fishing equipment. ruwol

Type of fishing net. sereg

Kind of fishing net. talap

Type of fishing. tamalingoed

To coil, like fishing line when twisted. teqchaang

Nylon fishing line. tiingnguus

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

Share of something that you get by virtue of owning something like land, fishing grounds, etc.; or by virtue of your position from the land. wolbuw

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

fishline

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

fishy

Fishy smell. qubraaraay

fist

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

fit

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

Make a notch in a piece of wood for another piece to fit. böqbuqiy

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

To make fit tightly or snugly. k'adeag

To tie, to join, to fit together. m'aag

To fit, to place, to join something to something. qayaliy

To fit together securely. qëchthil

To fit together securely. qëchthiliy

To be able to fit into. taaw

To fit into, underneath. ying

fits

Suitable, said of something that fits a particular person. k'adaan

fitting

Fitting in appearance. gaamog

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

five

Nickel, five cent coin. koobreq ni laal

Five. laal

Quarter dollar, twenty five cent piece. piseetaa

Five, child talk. yeam

fix

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

To fix, mend, repair. fal'eag

To fix, mend, repair. fal'eagin

To fix, mend. foelöp

To make, fix. foelöpiy

To fix; to cause to happen. n'eanigin

To fix; to cause to happen. n'ënigin

To make, do, fix. ngoongoliy

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

fixed

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

Certain, sure, definite, fixed, determined. muturug

To be single-minded, obsessed. To have the mind fixed on one thing. (Literally: "anchor-minded") yiluuy-aen'

Unsteady, not fixed. yooyoowol

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flag

Flag; municipality. falaak

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

flame

Flame. daramram

To flare up, as a flame. gabulbul

flap

To flap, as wing. gaeriipow

To flap, as a bird's wings. gaerupow

flare

To flare up, as a flame. gabulbul

To flare up. gubul

flashlight

Battery (flashlight battery, not car battery). deenchii

Electricity; flashlight; x-ray. deengkii

To shine a light, flashlight, torch, repeatedly. gäl'gael'

flat

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

Type of flat, two-handled net. k'eef

Flat. parasras

Flat. parparas

To rub something until it is flat and smooth. raaweeg

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

Flat. tagapaas

Flat. tagapaes

Type of canoe with flat front. thowqab

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

flatfish

Type of fish, sole, flatfish. paer

flatten

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

To flatten. parasrasëy

flattened

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

flavor

Its taste, flavor. lamean

fleet

Fleet. saay

flesh

Flesh, meat. qufin

Cannibal, one who eats raw flesh. taa laang

flex

To flex the knees and do knee-bends. meech

To flex the knees and do knee-bends. meechmeech

flexible

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

Supple, flexible. mangurngur

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

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

flick

To flick with the finger. maethin

To flick with the finger. paethin

To flick with the finger. paethinaeng

To flick the finger and hit something. thinaeng

flint

Flint; anything hard like flint. pachëq

Flint and steel. saant'ing

flip

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

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

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

To flip up, spring up, bounce up. pogthaal

float

Float, as on net. gapees

To float, to drift on water. maen'

To float. pees

To float. peespees

Glass net float. quuy

floats

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

floor

Medial floor divider beam in house. chooch

Floor. faraf

To put up an elevated floor, as in a house. farafeag

To put up an elevated floor, as in a house. farafeeg

To roll, turn, like a ball on the floor. talooloobeab

Step, grade, level, story or floor of a building. thael

flop

To flop around, as a fish. qadaldal

flotsom

Flotsom and jetsum. duwor

flour

Flour, bread. faloowaa

Flour. meeriikeengkoo

To knead flour for making bread. paakin

flow

Salt water, sea water; tide, flow of salt water; tidal season. daay

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'

Stream, flow. maluul'

flower

Type of tree whose wood is used for building; the flower is strung into garlands. biyquch

Type of flower. buluumen

Breadfruit flower, stamen. faaq

Bread fruit flower stamen. faaw'

Pandanus flower. fael'

Flower. falooraas

Flower. falooreas

Flower, blossom. mak'uuf

To be just right, of betel nut; to become red, of langad, gaal', or other plant material, medicine, or flower which have fallen and become red. malaal'

Its sepal, of a flower or fruit, especially of buw. p'oechngin

Sepal of flower or fruit, especially of buw. pöqöchngin

flowering

Type of flowering tree Guettarda speciosa. balaaw

Type of flowering plant, gardenia. kaadeeniyaa

Type of flowering tree. kuuf

Type of flowering tree; pink plumeria. saakuuraa

flowers

Coconut flowers. buung

Type of plants with red flowers. gachyow

Type of plant with fragrant flowers and leaves, maybe basil. lamaar

Flowers of a type of plant. qaed

Pepper leaf flowers. soer

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. taqaliyaaw

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

flowing

Type of flowing tree. gachyeew

fluff

To comb; fluff up hair. raafëy

flute

Flute. ngael

fly

Type of fly, blue bottle. bacharwol

To fly around. chaachangëg

To fly. changëg

Kind of game, "bounce and fly". gasang

Lightning bug, fire fly. goergoer

Fly (insect). laal

Dragon fly. qasaangoel

Dragon fly. qasngool

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

flying

Flying insects chaachangëg

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

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

Flying fish. goeg

Flying ashes or sparks. qalburbur

fly's

Fly's egg; nit. fael'

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foam

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

Foam, as in mouth. wug

Foam. wuth

foaming

Foaming. wuthwuth

foggy

Smoky, foggy. taaqaath

Hazy, foggy. taaqathqaath

Hazy, blurred, foggy, smoky. taqathqaath

fold

To crumble up or fold many times. dugduguy

To attain an eating rank; to fold, as paper. duguy

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

folded

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

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

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

follow

To follow. laay

To follow, trail. leak

To follow, accompany, go with. qun

To explain, to relate, tell a story; to follow a road. weeliy

food

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

Watery, runny, as food, mud, etc. bärbaer

To be filled with food. bath

Be burnt, of food, or of a pot from food in it. bulchagow

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

Food cooked without taking the peel off. chaalaaw

To cook food without taking the peel off. chaalaaw naag

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

Mat to put food on. chiring

To pound food to make it into a ball; food pounded and made into a ball. choelgoey

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

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'

Mortar, bowl for pounding food, etc. dabiy

To greedily desire food. dagol naag

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

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

His food. gaan

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

Spongy, of food. garulrul

Basket for cooked food. geeb

Food. ggaan

Food that is grated raw and cooked. gilpaagil

Leftover food on next day. gumith

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

Raw vegetables or other food. k'aak'aling

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

Basket for cooked food. leeb

Stick for taking food from pot. lukur

To take food from pot with a lukur, a stick used for the purpose. lukuruy

Sticky, soft of inside, of food. maloogguy

Cooked, as food. maluum

To undercook, of food. maraarakeag

Pain in teeth from eating acid or sweet food; sprained ankle. marchum

Rotten, evil smelling, foul smelling, bad, of food. meal

Dry, of food. meegiik'

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

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

Imperishable food, everlasting food, magical food given by Yalfath which never runs out. ngirngir

Clan totem, taboo food of clan. nik

Food as provisions for a journey. paaw

A thing for pounding food. qanif

Taro leaf plate, taro leaf food wrapper. qiim

Famine, scarcity of food. quyngol

Grated food and water added. roogäch

Fish platform or food platform or langad, only for men's food. roorow

Sick from eatng too much of a certain food. salthag

To eat fish or meat along with food. th'aag

Food sliced and cooked. thipchig

To slice food and cook. thipchig naag

Meat (as food). thum'aag

Vegetables, food plants. wäldug

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

Pain in teeth from acid food. warchum

Pain in teeth from acid food. worchum

Pain in teeth from acid food. wurchum

Pounded food. yowgil

To pound, as food. yowgiliy

fool

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 play, fool around; walk around. faafeäl

To fool someone. fael'

To kid around, fool around; playful. galaesuw

To make fun of, fool, joke with. gosgoos naag

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

foolish

Crazy, silly, foolish. meechyaang

foot

To slip in, as a foot in mud. chuur

Foot, as a measurement. fiit

To kick with the top of the foot or hand. garip

Gaff step, mast step, foot of mast. gusgus

Sole of the foot. maqut

Hard, painful sole of foot. miim

Sole of the foot. muqut

To push with the sole of the foot, not to kick, but to reject someone. ney

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

His leg, foot. qaay

Cracked, of the sole of the foot. qachubileq

Hand, foot. rifrif

A unit of measurement, foot. saek

Place for gaff-step, foot of mast. tagusgus

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

To lift the foot, to step with the foot. yif'

footing

Footing beam for walls and beams. taaq

forbidden

Holy, sacrosanct, untouchable, forbidden. mathangeeluwol

force

To jerk or pull something, like grass, from its place with force. buk'uliy

To pull off with great force and to do suddenly. buup'iy

To jerk off or pull off with force. buup'uy

To break off with force, as branches. chawoqiy

To swing something with great force. chingeeg

To toss something away with force. garaapëy

To throw away with great force, or as if it is garbage. qatalapëy

To throw away with great force, or as if it is garbage. qatarapëy

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

forceful

Hard, strong, forceful, stiff; short-tempered; bad sport; left over and reuseable thatch on a roof when you're going to thatch again; ripe, as fruit. qël

Hard, strong, forceful, stiff. qëlqël

Forceful (of people) to do something. tawaasar

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

forefinger

Unit of measure; span between thumb and forefinger, middle finger, or little finger. deq

To span; to measure by spanning between thumb and forefinger. deq naag

forehead

His forehead. p'eeriq

foreign

Large ship, of foreign make. baarkoow

To speak a foreign language. gaes

foreigner

Foreigner. waasool

foreigners

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

foreskin

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

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

forest

Bush, forest. gargear

Forest, jungle, bush, wood, valley. lawaay

Forest, wood. maapaan

A branchy forest. maraprap

forever

Forever. gubiin ea chubog

forget

To remind so as to not forget something. noopaqëy

To forget. paag taliin

To remind somebody of something he would rather forget. puwlal

forgiveness

To humble oneself, to ask for pardon, forgiveness. weeniig

fork

To fork, as roads, trees, etc. dardareag

Fork, fork lift. fook

Fork, to fork as a road or tree. madardar

Fork of a tree, crotch of a tree. parcheew

Fork, as of a road, tree, etc. tamadardar

Fork, as of road, tree, etc. thilpach

forked

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

Forked in shape. patangras

form

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

Charcoal or ashes form coconut shells. qaffin

Picture of, form of, apppearance of, image of, soul of, spirit of. yaqan

formal

Formal invitation to a feast. diibach

formation

Attic, area under roof; type of rock formation in the sea. quliy

fornication

Love affair, sectet dating, adultery, fornication. qiling

forth

To rock, or swing back and forth. faesuul

To swing back and forth as a knife. furfuruy

To turn back and forth, spin, as a log in water. leapleap

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

To saw, cut back and forth, slice. puupuuy

To stop back and forth, as water in bottle. qëchqëch

To go back and forth. suulsuul

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

fortunate

Fortunate, lucky. falaaqab

Fortunate, lucky. falqab

fortune

Palmist; interpreter of "fortune" lines on palm of hand. tamanwool

Luck, fortune. waqath

Fortune lines on palm of hand. wool

fortune-teller

A fortune-teller. saethuw

Type of paaq ea taliiw, fortune-teller. yiqiy

forward

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

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

foul

Rotten, evil smelling, foul smelling, bad, of food. meal

found

Type of tree found in outer islands. mow

Place in sea where seaweed grows; type so soil which is found there. qeeb

Place in sea where seaweed grows; type of soil which is found there. qeer

foundation

Its base, foundation, beginning. boelngin

House foundation. deaf

House foundation. deef

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. jimeeng

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. simeeng

Its beginning, its end, its base, foundation. taboelngin

four

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'

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

Four. qaningeeg

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

fourth

Low caste, fourth caste. mälngaay ni qarow

fowl's

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

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fracture

To sprain a joint; to suffer a hairline fracture of a bone. miim

To sprain, or cause a hairline bone fracture. miimiy

fragrant

Type of plant with fragrant flowers and leaves, maybe basil. lamaar

frame

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

fresh

Type of fish that originate in fresh water, or born in fresh water, and move to salt water when it matures. faak ea raen

Green (of fruit); fresh, of vegetables. galunglung

Current in the sea, fresh water. gireeng

Type of fresh water fish. lumlum

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

freshwater

Type of fish, freshwater eel. gafiy

fresh-water

A small fresh-water shrimp. ban'ag

friction

To light a fire by friction, ignite a fire by friction. fil

A friction between two branches that makes a noise. waqyiy

Worn out from friction. yik

Friday

Friday Biyaernees

Friday. Faraaydeey

friend

Friend, companion, playmate. fagear

Friend, companion, playmate. fayil

Friend, companion, playmate. tafaafeäl

Term of address to a close friend. tooq

Brother, sister, sibling, friend (only means "friends" when possessed). walaag

friends

To go together, as friends. pach

Brother, sister, sibling, friend (only means "friends" when possessed). walaag

frigate

Type of black frigate bird. maloob

fright

Fright. marus

Fear, fright. taamadaag

fringe

Its fringe, as of grass skirt, a beard, etc. matharngean

fringes

Fringes of roof. thaathar

frog

Toad, frog. kaayruu

fronds

Small bits of thatch which fall from roof when it gets old. Type of roof thatch woven from whole palm fronds, rather than split ones. malabqëg

front

Front of house, as opposed to p'eanaqun. gaethiith

Eye, front, point. miit

First, ahead, in front of,, before; the front. m'oon

Front of a person. n'aan

Front of house. p'eagaethiith

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

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

In front of. p'eaqawochean

Its front end. p'eemiit

His face, its front. qawochean

First, ahead, in front of, before; the front. soomm'oon

Front of house; front of face. suur

Type of canoe with flat front. thowqab

First, front. toomm'oon

Platform in front of a house. wanbey

Platform in front of a house. wunbey

Front teeth. yuudabaap'

frozen

Stiff, frozen. magear

fruit

Papaya, the tree and its fruit. baabaay

Betel nut tree and its fruit. buw

A smaller breed of fruit bats. daak'

To harvest fruit, pick fruit; to break off; to start a garden. duum'

Bread fruit flower stamen. faaw'

Type of tree sticky fruit. gabälbael

Green (of fruit); fresh, of vegetables. galunglung

To bear fruit, to blossom, to bloom. k'uuf

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

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

Fruit bat. maagul'aew

Almost ripe, of fruit. magorgor

Just turning yellow, as fruit. marmang

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

To scrape, as skin of fruit. naef

Pandanus fruit. ngiir

Its sepal, of a flower or fruit, especially of buw. p'oechngin

Sepal of flower or fruit, especially of buw. pöqöchngin

Bunch, of oranges or other fruit. punug

Guava tree and its fruit. qaabaas

Type fo tree with edible fruit. qabiich

Type of tree with edible fruit. qabyuch

Type of tree with edible fruit; type of qabyuch. qamchuy

Its fruit, seed. qamngin

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qeew

Hard, strong, forceful, stiff; short-tempered; bad sport; left over and reuseable thatch on a roof when you're going to thatch again; ripe, as fruit. qël

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qoew

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

Passion fruit. taluulubuuy

Its fruit, seed. waqamngin

Type of tree (qabyuch) with edible fruit. wongmil

Not ripe yet, green (of fruit). yachaq

fruiting

Fruiting season, when most trees have fruits. galwog

fruits

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

Fruiting season, when most trees have fruits. galwog

To fall down, as unripen fruits. munugun

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

Undersized, of coconut or other fruits. yakal

fry

To fry; to make a sizzling sound; to simmer, of a pot not yet boiled. mismis

To fry. mismis naag

frying

Frying pan. faraaypaang

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fuel

Container, tank for storing fuel. haaytookaang

full

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

Full, sated, satiated. fas

Full of scars; to get scraped. fathfaeth

Full of holes. kurkur

Full, swamped, sinking. mak'

Full of mosquitoes. mak' neeng

Full of holes. makurkur

Full of little holes. mat'uft'uuf

Full of sand. mayaan'

Full moon. ngaqon

Full, sated, satiated. pad

Full, sated, satiated. path

Betel nut that is full inside. rutrut

Full. sug

Full, fat, chubby. sugsug

Betel nut that is red inside and full of juice. thilchogoy

Third day after full moon. woedalip

Full of pus. yallaq

fun

To make fun of, fool, joke with. gosgoos naag

function

Its work, function, nature. gasgason

funeral

Funeral; to have a funeral. gum'eeyaag

funerals

Begging dance used at funerals. taam'

fungus

Mold, fungus. bilaew

Mold, fungus. bilaey

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

Moss; certain type of fungus. l'aaw

Fungus disease, cold water itches. quraey

funnel

Funnel. joongoo

funny

Funny, laughable. mak'aak'aer

fur

Fur, of animal. buchöq

Fur. bunöq

future

Definite future. baay

Once upon a time; one-time (future only) biqid

Future negative. daab

Be prudent, make plans for the future. goonop

Future. raa

Provision for future use. tunug

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