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habit

Behavior or habit, in a moral sense. gafaerig

habitual

Present habitual. maa

Familiar to, habitual, usual, customary. maacham

hair

Kinky or curly hair. bunnuk

Pubic hair. buun'

Classifier for leaves, hair, water, etc. gaaf

Straight, of hair. loey

Gray, of hair; to shine, be light. maat

Topknot, bun, of hair tied up on the top of the head. m'agoochug

Gray colored, of hair. magunnaq

Reddish brown colored, of hair. malaalaay

Gray colored, of hair. mannaq

Stick together, like gum in hair. meechigaaf

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

Hair. piy

To comb; fluff up hair. raafëy

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

To comb, as hair. rowëy

Curly, of hair. tilbugbug

haircut

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. pugoochug

To give a haircut. puullug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwoochug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwuuchug

hairline

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

To sprain, or cause a hairline bone fracture. miimiy

hair-part

Hair-part. yaag

Hair-part. yeeg

hairpin

Pin, hairpin, safety pin. piing

hairy

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yaan

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yeen

half

Brakish; crazy, half crazy. chunpad

Brackish; crazy, half crazy. chunpath

To walk a drunken man by half carrying him. gapuuliy

Half; also counter for sticks and long objects. lëy

Fifty-cent piece; half dollar. maag

Underdone, inadequately cooked, half raw. maraarak

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

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

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

halfbeak

Type of fish, halfbeak needlefish. nguchuth

half-gallon

Type of half-gallon bottle. qusuubiing

half-gallon-bottle

Type of half-gallon-bottle. qiisoebiing

hall

A place where people meet, sort of like an assembly hall. tawes

hammer

Pounder, hammer, pestle. maaq

To hammer with the hand. moorug

Hammer. qaamaa

hand

To pull a rope, or something like a rope, hand over hand. baabaliy

To smell, sniff, kiss the hand (not with lips). faraay

To cover the hand before handling something dirty. galongeag

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

Left hand side; wrongly. gilaey'

Old, worn out, second hand. kadaay

Palm of his hand. laen paaq

To close, like hand. maqöng

To close, like hand. maqung

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

To hammer with the hand. moorug

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

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

To rub in hand. qaliilngiy

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

To close, as hand. qunguy

Hand, foot. rifrif

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

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

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

To hand up. theqtheey'

To lift something up like hand knife, to hang on a hook. tining

To rummage hand in looking for something. wirigiy

Fortune lines on palm of hand. wool

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

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

Hand of banana; level, grade, stage. yaan

To sweep something aside, as with the edge of the hand. yoothor

To sweep something aside, as with the edge of the hand. yoothor naag

hand-ax

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

handbag

Handbag, purse. kaabaang

handcuffs

Chain; handcuffs. cheen

handed

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

handful

Handful. googow

handicrafts

Souvenirs, handicrafts. sikoo

handiwork

His handiwork, his achievement. goson

His handiwork, characteristics, style, handwriting. yuqun

handkerchief

Handkerchief. haangkaech

handle

To hold or handle something close to the chest. dibey

Type of spear with bamboo handle. golongthog

Basket handle. gumeer

Type of spear without a separate handle. keey

Adze handle. moel

handling

To cover the hand before handling something dirty. galongeag

hands

To grope for; to look for something with hands. chamaen

To grope for; to look for something with hands. chamäniy

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 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

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

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

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

To move on the buttucks and hands. gaethir

To clap the hands with a hollow sound. loob

To clap hands repeatedly. loobloob

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

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

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

To wash hands, as after eating. riiq paaq

To pull something with both hands. saapar

To pull something with both hands. saapariy

To push someone aside with the hands. tharab

To push someone aside with the hands. tharabeeg

To clap the hands, applaud. waay

To clap the hands, applaud. waaywaay

handsome

Handsome. piichooqaay

handwriting

His handiwork, characteristics, style, handwriting. yuqun

hang

A pole to hang things on; to put a pole in the ground to hang things on. chamcham

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

To let hang, or be hanging. gofgofeag

To hang up. theeq

To hang up. theey'

To hang someone. thuw naag

To lift something up like hand knife, to hang on a hook. tining

A pole to hang things on. toonnung

hanging

Hanging, dangling. gafgaaf

To let hang, or be hanging. gofgofeag

Hanging, dangling. gofgoof

Hanging basket on the wall. tangrig

A hanging device. toennung

Rope for hanging things; uvula. toogaaf

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

hangs

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

haphazardly

Haphazardly. yooyoowoliy

happen

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

To happen, occur; said especially of something bad or misfortunate. buuch

To happen as a hypothetical possibility. chëy

To do what?; to happen (interrogative) to do, happen (interrogative). deq

To do, happen (interrogative). diq

To do, happen (interrogative). diqin

To do, happen (interrogative). diqiy

To happen simultaneuously, of two events. foeruw

To happen accidentally. kol

To happen accidentally. makal

To fix; to cause to happen. n'eanigin

To fix; to cause to happen. n'ënigin

To fall, descend; to happen. qaaw

To do; to happen. riin'

To arrive; to be possible; to occur; to happen. taaw

happy

Happy. falfal-aen'

harbor

Name of a certain harbor or passage in Yap. Gabaech

Harbor at Gagil. Goofnuw

Harbor entrance at Okau. Niimpal

Small island in Tamil harbor. Paakeal

Harbor at Gagil. Peelaek

Tamil harbor, the main entrance to Colonia. Waneadaay

hard

Heartwood; hard wood in center of something. bad

To pull out hard or jerk out repeatedly. böqbuqöy

To pull out hard, jerk out something. buqöy

To push down hard on something. chuuchuy

To pant, breathe hard. faanfaan

To pant, breathe hard. fanfaan

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

Having a hard core, like a tumor. fathagmos

Hard, mature coconut or betel nut. gaagael

Hard, mature coconut or betel nut. gaageäl

Hard seed. lakath

To jerk, pull hard. maboq

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

Hard to see, as something that blends with its surroundings. mayoq

Hard, painful sole of foot. miim

Hard, difficult. moqmaaq

Hard, difficult. moqmaaw'

To make hard, difficult. moqmaaw' naag

Flint; anything hard like flint. pachëq

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

Hard to awake from sleep. t'aay qawochean

Type of hard yam. theap'

Hard heart of, as clam. yilimun

Betel nut with a hard husk. yuumalaang

hardened

Hardened pus, snot. thiriibul

hardtack

Biscuit, craker, hardtack; diamond in cards. bireel

hardworking

Wealthy, hardworking, brave. madangdaang

harelip

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

harvest

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

To pick coconuts, gather coconuts, harvest coconuts. fil

To pick, gather, harvest, as coconuts. fool

To harvest. tagbëy

harvesting

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qeew

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qoew

To get by using a harvesting pole. yaqög

Harvesting pole. yaqow

hat

Hat, cap. poerpoer

Hat, cap. pörpör

Hat, cap. purpur

Hat, cap. qörwaech

Hat, cap. qurwaech

Coconut leaf hat. tugutleeb

A hat made of palm leaves worn by women who are mensturating. tultugleeb

hatch

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

hate

To hate, be sick-and-tired of someone. fanaeniikaay

hates

He dislikes, he hates. dabuun

haul

To haul, collect, carry. gachoworiy

haunches

To sit on the haunches. yimuum'

To squat, sit on haunches. yumuum'

hazy

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

Hazy, foggy. taaqathqaath

Hazy, blurred, foggy, smoky. taqathqaath

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head

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

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

To shake the head negatively, as in disagreement. chingching

Head. chug

To dive head first. chuungaayrii

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

To nod the head in affirmation. guchim

To nod the head, as in consenting. guchum

Head lalug

Head. llug

Head. loelug

Topknot, bun, of hair tied up on the top of the head. m'agoochug

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. taqaliyaaw

Pillow, head of bed. teeyeey'

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

headache

Headache. qalngeang

Headache. qalngeeng

Headache. qalngoong

headband

Centipede; type of coconut leaf headband. qawol

headed

To be headed, pointed, directed. soor

headquarter

Altar for magic; headquarter. toochuuch

health

To worsen, of health; bad, sick, worse, of health. qubichiyaq

heap

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. dooq

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. luqör

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. toeluqör

hear

To hear. rungaqag

heart

Inside, in the heart of, in the midst of. fadik'

Inside, in the heart of, in the midst of. fithik'

Heart. gum'iirachaq

Heart of a plant. luk'aan

Coconut palm heart. luk'aan ea niiw

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

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

Hard heart of, as clam. yilimun

hearth

Hearth. moqawaat

Fireplace, hearth, cookhouse. p'eenifiy

heartwood

Heartwood; hard wood in center of something. bad

heat

Heat of any physical object which can be touched. chogow

Heat. gaweäl

To heat up something. gaweäliy

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

heaven

World, earth, between heaven and hell. danoop

Cloud (layers) in heaven. giyow

Paradise, heaven, sky. tharmiy

heavy

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

A heavy rain. pigyath

Heavy smoker. songchol

A heavy downpour. taqanooth

Heavy. toomaal

Large bamboo raft for heavy load. wupqeb

hedges

Type of plant used in hedges. yabung

height

Its height, its length. n'umngin

To lower, as in height. toobut'eeg

held

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

heliotrope

Type of tree, beach heliotrope. cheen

hell

World, earth, between heaven and hell. danoop

Hell. Qiinfiyaarnoo

helmet

Helmet shell. rungol

help

Help anyone who is in piteous condition. chathawal

To help anyone who is in piteous condition. chathawaliy

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

To help. qaaqayuweeg

To help. qayuw

To help. qayuweeg

helping

To invite people to a meal with the expectation of them helping you with something later. sunöm

hen

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

Hen eggs. faak ea nimeen

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

Hen. qalaabal

her

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

Her genital mound. chubun

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

His (or her) sister-in-law. guruungin

Her sister-in-law. guruwaan

Her clitoris. qathean

His or her brother-in-law. waqayngin

Her sister-in-law. yanngin

here

Here. qaraay

Here. qiraey

hermit

Hermit crab; baby talk for genitals. l'iil

heron

Type of bird, white heron. buuneeney

Type of bird, heron. k'aaw

Type of bird, heron. k'ow

he's

To side of a person in an arguement as if he's right. bigbigiy beaq

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

He's right, famous. soeroek'

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hibiscul

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

hibiscus

The wood of any hibiscus plants after the bark has been stripped off. bal'iy

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

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

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumeer

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumyir

Man's clothing, hibiscus fiber loincloth. kafor

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

To strip bark from hibiscus. loepoef

hiccup

To hiccup. mathoer

To swell up; to hiccup. mathow

hiccups

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

hide

Skin of an animal; hide. biyach

To hide something by covering it. chaapeag

To hide something by covering it. chaapëy

To hide something in. chuupiy

To hide, steal. lingeeg

To hide, conceal. miith

To hide, conceal. mithaeg

To hide, to duck. pach

To hide, to duck. pachpach

To hide and see somebody naked. yoobaay

high

High magician. gaeneeniy

High magician. ganeeniy

High commissioner. haaykaam

To pile something high. maqub

To pile something high. maquf

Chief; high caste. piiluung

High caste. quluun

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

High. toelaeng

High, as in rank or degree. toeylaeng

High. toeyleeng

To be high tide. yiluq

To be high tide. yuluq

highest

The highest caste. bulcheq

Highest type of necklace money. qanugumaang

The highest mountain in Yap. Taabiywol

Highest eating rank. taalaang

high-pitched

High-pitched, of voice. mat'ingt'ing

hill

Hill, mountain. burey

To go up, up hill, ascend, go up a slope. farthog

Slope of a hill. taburey

Hill with low grass. tayid

Hill with low grass. tead

Hill with low grass. teed

hillside

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

hilltop

Rest house on a hilltop. koeyeeng

him

His shadow; behind him; his image; picture of him. faen

His shadow; behind him; his image; picture of him. foen

To walk a drunken man by half carrying him. gapuuliy

Push net; to beat someone by pushing him to the ground. mangaagow

To remind one of him. puug u raan

Remembrance of, only in puug u raan ngak' beaq, remind of someone of him or it. raan

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

hip

In wrestling, to do various kinds of hip tosses, or trip someone by holding. piichar

hips

To move the hips, as in dancing. riip

To move the hips, as in dancing. riipriip

his

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

Its smell, his smell. bawun

Back, base or nape of his neck. bileel'ugun

Its smell, his smell. boen

His finger. bugul i paaq

His toe. bugul i qaay

His elbow. buguun i paaq

His fame, memorial of his fame. buguwaan

His tail. buuk'

His smell. buun

Its smell, his smell. buwun

His father. chiitamangin

His mother. chiitinangin

His lips. dabap' i l'ugun

His penis. dael'

Above it, on top of it, on it; his behavior. dakeän

His waist, middle, core. daqorlean

His body. doew

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

His breath. faan

His shadow; behind him; his image; picture of him. faen

His possessions, his belongings, his personal property. fean

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

His name. fithingaan

His shadow; behind him; his image; picture of him. foen

His food. gaan

His disciple. gachalpean

His mistake. gason

His anus. geeq

His anus. geey'

Its place, its position, his seat. giil'

His rectum. gillean

His handiwork, his achievement. goson

His (or her) sister-in-law. guruungin

His kins. guruwaan

His thigh. kalkalean

His anus. laen geeq

His anus. laen geey'

His eye. laen miit

Palm of his hand. laen paaq

His mouth. langaan

His wife. laqan

His wife. leqngin

His mouth. l'igin

His cheek. linglingin

His mouth. l'ugun

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

His voice. lunguun

His magical influence or actions. machaan

His navel, belly button. miit i thaan

His skull. moeluqan

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

His chest. ngorngorean

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

His spine, backbone. niiw u keeruq

His drink. nuun

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

Its effect, action, work; his behavior, personality. pangin

His forehead. p'eeriq

His nose. p'eethunguun

To carry one by supporting under his arms. poeliy

His shoulder, its wing. poen

His behavior, personality; its effect, action, work. puman

His shoulder, its wing. puun

His leg, foot. qaay

The calf of his leg. qadiin qaay

His face, its front. qawochean

His cheeks. qoeb

His cheek. qubuun

His pity, compassion. runguun

Outside part of his throat. taan l'ugun

His place, his home. tafean

Inside of his crotch. tangaangaan

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

His armpit. taqalibean

His ear lobe. taraan' i yil

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

His grandson. tawun

His ear. teel

His younger brother. tethiin

His navel, belly button. thaan

His ability, capability. thaawun

His faults. tharaan

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

His finger nail, his toe nail. t'iyung

His uncle. toengin

His grandson. tuungin

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

His chin. wacharqën

His feeling, opinion, mind. waen'

His or her brother-in-law. waqayngin

His road, way. wol'

His eyebrows. wuthuungin

His jaw. yadoodaan

His mind, opinion, feeling. yaen'

His jaw. yidoodaan

His ear. yil

His belly. yin

His handiwork, characteristics, style, handwriting. yuqun

Relatives on his father's side. yurugyuw

history

Parable; story or history about past events told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth truism. chep

Moral song about the history of someone or something. falqëch

To tell history to children. gapiinam

hit

To tip; to touch or hit gently. chiip'

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

To hit repeatedly; to shake to knock things off. gädgaed

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

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

To hit, strike, as a target. kaen

To hit a target. keen

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

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

To strike, chop, hit with something. marooth

To strike, chop, hit with something. maroothiy

To fall down, bump against, hit against. pum

To hit against, pound, beat a person up (slang); to tattoo. qän

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

To flick the finger and hit something. thinaeng

To hit, chop repeatedly. toetoey

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

To collide against; to hit accidentally. tun

To hit. wup'

hits

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

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

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hoe

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

hoisting

Hoisting, lifting, or elevating. machbiibiy

hold

To hold or handle something close to the chest. dibey

Bank to hold water in maqut. dowoq

To hold one's temper from showing or acting it out. k'aed-aen'

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. keel

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. koel

Bank to hold water in taro patch. libeq

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

To almost slap; to make a slap at someone but to hold back at the last instant; tilting, like a tree. mear

To almost slap; to take a slap at someone but to hold back at at the last instant. saakaleag

To wait for, to hold on. sitiniiniy

holder

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

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

Pot cover holder. milquchif

holding

In wrestling, to do various kinds of hip tosses, or trip someone by holding. piichar

hole

To drill a hole in something. burbur naag

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

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

To go in the hole, in the game of marbles. haayruq

To go in the hole, in the game of marbles. haaytaeq

Pierced; hole. kur

To make a hole in, puncture. kurufeeg

To make a hole in, puncture. kuruuf

A stick; to poke around in a hole. leak'

To probe after, as with a toothpick; to grope in a hole. liilik'iy

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

Hole, place, position. loew

To be loose in its hole or its place. look'look'

Deep hole inside of reef. maak'eef

Hole in penis, urethra. machëq

Hole, small opening. maguf

Hole, small space. magufguf

Hole. makur

Peep hole. mataar

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

Drain hole, as in boat. qayal

Reef hole, underwater cave. ruuq

holes

Full of holes. kurkur

Full of holes. makurkur

Full of little holes. mat'uft'uuf

Curved stick or probe for investigating holes. thaloom

holiday

Celebration, holiday, Sunday, week. madnam

Rest, vacation, holiday. tooffaan

Vacation, holiday, rest. yaasmiq

hollow

Its hollow, as of a tree. faran

To clap the hands with a hollow sound. loob

Hollow tree. qabruwoq

holy

Holy pictures, icon. foon

Magic; taboo because of magic; holy; obscene. machmaach

Holy, sacrosanct, untouchable, forbidden. mathangeeluwol

Noble, holy in sense of pure; exalted. quruun

Pure, holy. riir

Holy, sacred. thoothup

home

Family, home, estate. tabinaew

His place, his home. tafean

homeless

Beggar, homeless person. mäleethaey

homesichness

Homesichness. taawireeng

honest

Faithful, truthful, honest. yul'yuul'

Faithful, truthful, honest. yuul'yuul'

Hong

China; Hong Kong. Koengkoeng

honor

To worship, honor, respect. liyoer

hook

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

Fish hook. laam

To hook; of a woman, to acquire property by marriage. l'eeg

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

To lift something up like hand knife, to hang on a hook. tining

hooky

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

hope

Hope for; wish for. duubil

To hope for; wish for. duubil naag

To hope for, to wish for. duubileeg

Hope. qathap

To hope for. qathapeag

hopscotch

Hopscotch. maeruutoobii

horizon

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

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

Horizon. t'aay ea laang

horn

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

Spine, horn, whale's teeth. gaaw

To toot, as a car horn. piip

Type of conch; horn, trumpet, siren. yabul

horny

Crazy; horny (slang). gongon

horse

Cramp, charley horse. galuuf

Horse. qoos

hospital

Hospital. qaspiitaal

hostile

Hostile, as an enemy, inimical. toqgor

hot

(slang) to be ^hot for^ something. cheag naag

To be hot. magaweäl

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

(slang) To be "hot for" something. qaath naag

Hot pepper, stingy (slang). t'eabil

hound

Hound needlefish. buuqaath

hour

Hour. qaawaa

house

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

The main house pillars. bulcheq

Medial floor divider beam in house. chooch

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

Menstrual house, woman's house. dapael

House foundation. deaf

House foundation. deef

Men's house. faeluw

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

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

Gate, entrance to house. gaaroog

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

Wallless, unwalled, of a partially finished house. garngaab

Part of house. gathuw

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

Living room part of a house. geethiith

To dedicate, as a new house. guyuwoliy

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. jimeeng

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

Rest house on a hilltop. koeyeeng

Men's house. l'aay

Needle, bolt for door of a house. machëy

The weaving of the wall of a house. machig

A beam in a house structure. maqbil

Concubine of a men's house. miispil

Concubine of a men's house. moespil

House, building, shelter. naqun

Part of a house. ngabëy

Center pole of a house. ngalaab

Part of house. nguuchig

Part of house. pangëg

Front of house. p'eagaethiith

Village public house. p'eebaay

Part of house. pingthog

Ridgepole of a house. qamaech

Part of house. qiliy

Part of house. quluy

Part of house. raalap

Knot in house. riich

Part of a house. riikeen

The breaking into a house. safath

To break into a house. safathiy

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. simeeng

Front of house; front of face. suur

Under the house. taan ea faang

Part of house. taapow

To put a threshold on a house. taaq naag

One of the house pillars. taaqum

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

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

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

Part of house, like a porch. teepaaw

Vertical beam in house for house. thiig

House dedication. thuum' thaathar

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

Low side of house, where work is done. toqor

Platform in front of a house. wanbey

Part of house. waniin

Part of house. was

Part of house. wul

To put the wuul on a house. wuliy

Platform in front of a house. wunbey

A bunch of corals used to house a yanup. yaay

Section of a house. yaay

hover

To hover. gapoopow

how

How is...? what if...? why not? ba diqiy

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

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

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

How many?; a few, a couple. qiin

however

However, but. ma chanea

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huge

Huge, gigantic., big, large. gaagang'

Huge, big, large. gang'

Type of huge taro. qangqaang

hum

Bee, wasp; to buzz, hum. nguul

human

Its bark, skin (but not of an animal or human). fitiyuruq

Consequence, after, side effects of human action. weenagan

humans

Worm, especially those that are parasitic to humans or other animals. faakl'uud

People, humans. giidiiq

People, humans. girdiiq

Milk (of animals, not humans). meelik

humble

To humble oneself; excuse-me, pardon me. siroeq

To humble oneself; excuse-me, pardon me. siroew'

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

hundred

Hundred. miraqay

Hundred. raqay

hung

Rotten taro which has gone bad while hung in storage. buyuub

hunger

Hunger. biliig

Hunger. mak'iy

To do occasionally; to take medicine occasionally; to be unsatisfied; hungry, have a hunger for something. maraarak

hungry

Hungry. k'iy

To do occasionally; to take medicine occasionally; to be unsatisfied; hungry, have a hunger for something. maraarak

hurried

Fast, rushed, hurried, quick. paapëy

To hurry, be hurried, rushed, pressed. qaduuduw

hurry

Suddenly to get up and go, as if one had just remembered something one had to do; to leave in a hurry; to ^split^; to thrash like a wild animal. chigar

To hurry. guur

To hurry. guurguur

To hurry, be hurried, rushed, pressed. qaduuduw

hurt

Get hurt, as with a knife, or in an accident. feebithir

Get hurt, as with a knife, or in an accident. feefithir

To make poor, pitiful, hurt. gaafgow naag

To get hurt, wounded, be in danger. maadqad

To get hurt, wounded, be in danger. maqadqad

To hurt, as an existing wound. moqubich

To hurt, cause pain. qubichiy

To hurt somewhat. saqaaqamiith

To hurt somewhat. saqamithmiith

hurting

Painful, hurting. muqubich

husband

Husband. figir

To marry, of a woman, take a husband. leqngiy

husk

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

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

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

Coconut husk from ripe coconuts. gapat

To husk coconuts; to dig ground with stick. giiq

Coconut husk. lamach

Dried coconut husk. lamlam

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

Ripe coconut husk. l'iing

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

Young coconut husk for chewing. maay

To pound, as coconut husk for qaaw. magad

To pound, as coconut husk for qaaw. magäd

Type of coconut with juicy, chewable husk. qalqath

Part of a young coconut husk. taryën

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

Type of coconut tree with edible husk. yalqath

Betel nut with a hard husk. yuumalaang

Betel nut with soft husk. yuuqochqoch

husked

A string of coconuts which have been husked. muyeeg

husking

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

Husking stick, one that is anchored down. gasfath

Husking stick. gästhiiw

hust

Coconut hust pounder. maaq qaaw

hut

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

Fish trap; quonset hut. yanup

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hy

hyperacusis

Hyperacusis. m'uuth teel

hypercritical

Hypercritical, judgmental. maqogthaar

hypodermic

Shot, injection, hypodermic needle. chiyuusaa

Shot, injection, hypodermic needle. chuusaa

Shot, injection, hypodermic needle. chuuysaa

hypothetical

To happen as a hypothetical possibility. chëy

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