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Maap'

Village in Maap' Beechyal

Village in Maap'. Choqol

Village in Maap'. Dingiin

Mountain in Maap'. Doweel'iil

Village in Maap'. Maaloon

Village in Maap'. Malawaay

Village in Maap'. Micheew

Village in Maap'. Niluul

Village in Maap'. Numdul

Village in Maap'. Palaaw

A place in Maap'. Qachbuuth

Village in Maap'. Qamin

Village in Maap'. Qaminmaap'

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

Village in Maap'. Talangith

Village in Maap'. Toeruw

Village in Maap'. Waalooy

Village in Maap'. Wachoelaeb

A village, the capital of Maap'. Wanead

Village in Maap'. Wareaf

machete

Long knife, machete. siipow

Long knife, machete. sipow

machine

Engine, machine, motor. masiin

Machine gun. masiinigibear

mackerel

Type of fish, mackerel. pathuuy

mad

Angry, mad. damuumuw

Angry, mad. puw-aen'

Angry, mad. qalal-aen'

Angry, mad. qall-aen'

To get mad, angry, ready to quarrel, to bristle. thung

made

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

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

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

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

Type of fish trap made of bamboo. chaap

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

Pin wheel made from coconut leaf. faak ea nifeeng

Type of dancing skirt made from young coconut leaf. fiis

Type of grass; type of purse or basket made from this type of grass. gaagëch

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

Necklace money made from shell or whale tooth ivory. gaaw

Fish chaser made from coconut leaves. gapiisyoer

Pinwheel made from coconut leaves. garbaalog

Type of stone, the kind stone money is made from. googyael

Sand pile made by crabs. k'ethiw

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'ining

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'iniy

Sand pile made by crabs. k'uthuw

Coconut candy, made by Ulithians. leeleth

Thing worn by a man (only piiluung) around neck, which looks like a grass skirt, made from gaal. ligow

Syrup made from palm toddy. liich

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

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

Dance ornament made from coco palm for dancing. mungwod

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

A scar made by a burn. nuun'

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

String made from coconut fiber. qaaw

Fish trap made of stones. qäch

Crab trap made of bamboo. qarul

A pinwheel made from coconut leaf. qatfiifiy

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

Ruined, made wrong, bad, wrecked, spoiled. tagaan

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talbichbich

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talgichgich

Purse made of pandanus leaves. teesaangee

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

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

magic

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

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

To do magic on someone. bangbëngiy

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

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

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

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

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

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

In magic, to put a spell on; to pray; preserve meat. piig

Magic spell to prevent something from being touched. p'uul

Sage, all-knowing magic person. saethiiw

Sage, all-knowing magic person. saethuw

Sage, all-knowing magic person. soethuw

Altar for magic; headquarter. toochuuch

magical

His magical influence or actions. machaan

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

magician

Kind of magician. dafngooch

High magician. gaeneeniy

High magician. ganeeniy

Magician, expert. tamaarong

magnetism

Battery; electricity; magnetism. gaamiig

maid

Old maid, unmarried woman, bachelor. machugbil

main

Village in Ruul; it is also the main village in Ruul. Balaabaat'

The main house pillars. bulcheq

Main town in Yap State. Doonguch

The main island of Palau. Gooryoor

Spine, backbone, midrib of a leaf, main stem of a vine. keenil'

Spine, backbone, midrib of a leaf, main stem of a vine. keenyil'

The main portion is gone. muul paaq

Tamil harbor, the main entrance to Colonia. Waneadaay

make

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

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

Large ship, of foreign make. baarkoow

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

To make well-ordered. baleyaqiy

To make deaf, deafen. baliing naag

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

To make muddy, watery, runny. bärbäriy

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

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

To make salty. budaey naag

To make salty. budeey neeg

To bend, make crooked. bugbuguy

To make like the tip of a spear. bulsarëy naag

To make a levee or a stone wall. chabogiy

To litter or make a mesh of something clean. chabungeag

Roof; thatch; to make a roof. chigiy

To thatch, make a roof. chiig

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

To make an explosive, crackling sound. chöb

To make a continuous crackling sound. chöbchöb

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

To make an explosive, crackling sound. chubchub

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

To make closer; to near. chuuchuguur naag

To make sleepy chuuchuweeg

To make waves on water. daqëchqëch

To make pregnant; to impregnate; to beget. diyean naag

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

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

To make, fix. foelöpiy

To make steps on a coconut tree. folfol naag

Make a certain type of gesture. gaach

To make poor, pitiful, hurt. gaafgow naag

To make threatening actions. gaareag

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabley

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabrear

To perform propitious acts; to abstain; propitiate; to make safe. gafaeliy

To make wet. gardaq naag

To make threatening actions; to swing something at someone. geereeg

Be prudent, make plans for the future. goonop

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

To make a net. gufit

To make fit tightly or snugly. k'adeag

To make bad, break, ruin. kireeb naag

To make a fire brighter. k'oereeg

To make a hole in, puncture. kurufeeg

To make a hole in, puncture. kuruuf

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

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

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

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

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

To make wild. magaagar naag

To make rotten. meal naag

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

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

To make a sound so that people will know you have arrived. meer

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

To make certain, definite, etc. micheeg

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

To make hard, difficult. moqmaaw' naag

To soften, tenderize, make soft, make tender. munguuy naag

To make short. ngochngocheag

To act, behave, do, make. ngoongol

To make, do, fix. ngoongoliy

To make smooth. pacheag

To bundle, make into a bundle, as gabuuy. qalibiy

To make dirty, to soil. qaliit naag

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

To make qarow. qarow naag

To make muddy. sabärbäriy

To bend, make crooked. sabugbuguy

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

To make something look one way. soopeag

To make ritually clean for men. tabuguleeg

To ruin, spoil, wreck, make wrong, make bad. tagaan naag

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

To make the inside of a net smaller by bringing in the sides. thuuliy

To cut; to make coconut toddy. thuum'

To make a support for temporary use. tugtuguy

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

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

To make a fence around something. yarooriy

To make enough, to suffice. yog naag

makes

A friction between two branches that makes a noise. waqyiy

make-up

Face make-up, as for a dance. sarow

making

To start making something; or the start of making the thing. chapiy

Fire making tools. liyog

Type of fern used for making garlands. m'oeng

To knead flour for making bread. paakin

Type of fern used for making grass skirts. tilbug

male

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

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

Type of sea shell. (Slang) Male organ. chiloeq

Male. moqon

Man, male. pumoqon

Term of address to a younger male. tam

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

mama

Mama, mother. niinaeq

man

A strong man; giant. faamsow

To walk a drunken man by half carrying him. gapuuliy

Thing worn by a man (only piiluung) around neck, which looks like a grass skirt, made from gaal. ligow

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

Man who cannot find a wife. maqaaw paaq

European, white man. ngabchëy

Man, male. pumoqon

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

Side of, as of man. yinupean

mango

Mango. maanggaa

mangrove

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

Mangrove clam. chuungael

Piece of land in the midst of the mangroves or with mangroves on it; mangrove island. dooq

Type of small mangrove crab. gabrugog

Type of small mangrove crabs. gapöngpoeng

Type of mangrove tree. guwaed

Type of mangrove tree. guweed

Mangrove tree. maliil

Village which is on the shore with no mangrove and be seen from the sea. manguuy

Small mangrove or taro patch island. nguch

Type of mangrove tree. qabruur

Type of mangrove tree. qafruur

Mangrove crab. qamaang

Mangrove crab. qumaang

Type of wild yam; type of mangrove. roek

Type of mangrove tree. rowëy

Trap for catching mangrove crabs. soonom

Type of mangrove tree. yamguur

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

Type of mangrove tree. yiy

mangroves

Root of a type of tree (qafruur) which grows among the mangroves, the root of which is pointed and sticks up above the water. baen'

Piece of land in the midst of the mangroves or with mangroves on it; mangrove island. dooq

Passage through the mangroves. maathow

Passage through the mangroves. thow

Manila

The Philippines, Manila. Maniileq

man-made

Man-made river bank or levee; stone wall. chabog

man-of-war

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

man's

A man's name. Baapiiluung

A man's name. Baaweeg

Man's name. Baayiluuy

A man's name. Baaynaag

Man's name. Bacharthog

A man's name. Banood

A man's name. Baqëg

Man's name. Bayaed

Man's name. Beaneamaang

Man's name. Beetamaag

Man's name. Boomataam

Man's name. Buchunfeal'

Man's name. Buchuun

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

Man's clothing, hibiscus fiber loincloth. kafor

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

many

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

Many, plentiful. boekum

Many, plentiful. boekun

Many, plenty. booqor

Many, plentiful. buukum

Many, plentiful. buukun

To collide many times. chaachaafin

To spread out in many directions. dardaar

To crumble up or fold many times. dugduguy

To pare many times, or for a long time. faethfaethiy

To peel or scraped of in many parts. fathfätheag

To nod many time as a sign of accenting gachimchim

Dented in or wrinkled in many places. madugdug

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

Having many sharp edges or points. makänkaen

Many colored. manuun'nuun'

Many, the (plural). pi

Many;, plenty. piireq

To spill or pour repeatedly or many times. puqpuqög

How many?; a few, a couple. qiin

To split into many pieces. seesey

Spear with many prongs. taawoth

Many, plenty. yoqor

Map'

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

marbles

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

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

Marbles, the game of marbles; light bulb. taamaa

March

Springtime, approximately late March. dawëy

The month of March. Fatiikan

The month of March. Maarach

To march in single file. theeläp

marching

Marching dance. maas

Mariana

The Mariana Islands, Chamorro. Miryaanaas

mark

Bruise; black and blue mark. beech

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

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

Its spoor, mark, trail. qabaan

Score, mark. teeng

marker

A test sign, an omen; a refrence point; a marker. boon

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

Plural (subject number marker). gaed

Two (subject number marker). gow

Marker, pole in the sea. kuuy

Land marker; enemy; violation of law. tathiil

Fish bait; sign, omen, marker. waal

market

Market. maarket

marks

Stretch marks, as on tummy. yaleangich

marriage

Marriage; to marry. laaq

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

Joining, a tying; a wedding, marriage. m'aag

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

married

To marry, get married. maabgol

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

Married couple. yabgol

marry

To take a woman as wife, marry a wife. figirngiy

Marriage; to marry. laaq

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

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

To marry, get married. maabgol

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

To marry, to wed. malëq

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

To marry in levirate or sororate. muun fangich

Marshall

The Marshall Islands. Maarsal

Marshalls

The island Jaluit in the Marshalls. Seeluus

marvel

Miracle, marvel. qangqaang

masculine

A masculine name. Bugulroew

Masculine name. Charean

Masculine name. Chayam

Masculine name. Cheew

Masculine name. Chiyeg

Masculine name. Choemeed

Masculine name. Choemyeed

Masculine name. Choochol

Masculine name. Choon

Masculine name. Chooqaay

Masculine name. Chöq

Masculine name. Chowaay

Masculine name. Chugean

Masculine name. Chugpin

Masculine name. Chugraed

Masculine name. Daafaan

Masculine name. Daapoey

Masculine name. Daatamaag

Masculine name. Dabaaw

Masculine name. Dabchur

Masculine name. Dabchurean

Masculine name. Dawëy

Masculine name. Deefaan

Masculine name. Deefeeg

Masculine name. Dibaay

Masculine name. Dugchur

Masculine name. Faal

Masculine name. Faamaaw

Masculine name. Faas

Masculine name. Faaw

Masculine name. Faaymaaw

Masculine name. Faayong

Masculine name. Fadabyaed

Masculine name. Fadmuqun

Masculine name. Fagälchugraed

Masculine name. Fagäldeefeeg

Masculine name. Fal'aag

Masculine name. Fal'aagorong

Masculine name. Falaal'aay

Masculine name. Fal'aan

Masculine name. Fal'aaroog

Masculine name. Fal'aawaaw

Masculine name. Fal'aawalaag

Masculine name. Fal'aawaqath

Masculine name. Fal'aawuyoech

Masculine name. Fal'anruw

Masculine name. Falmaar

Masculine name. Fal'meed

Masculine name. Falmog

Masculine name. Fal'ngaak'

Masculine name. Fal'thiin

Masculine name. Fanaafaal

Masculine name. Fanaayaam'

Masculine name. Fanaethiin

Masculine name. Fathgaqag

Masculine name. Fattuun

A name, either masculine or feminine. Feal'

Masculine name. Feel

Masculine name. Fiding

Masculine name. Figinfeal'

Masculine name. Figir

Masculine name. Figiraeg

Masculine name. Figirmaed

Masculine name. Fil'eefiney

Masculine name. Fill'iyoon

Masculine name. Fil'meed

Masculine name. Finigimeed

Masculine name. Finiyaen'

Masculine name. Fintamaag

Masculine name. Fithing

Masculine name. Fithingaan

Masculine name. Fithingmeew

Masculine name. Fithingrow

Masculine name. Foeraem

Masculine name. Foeruw

Masculine name. Foeryeey

Masculine name. Foeryeng

Masculine name. Foonëg

Masculine name. Funug

Masculine name. Funwoq

Masculine name. Gaanong

Masculine name. Gaaroog

Masculine name. Gadaed

Masculine name. Gafaerig

Masculine name. Galiiluung

Masculine name. Gamaagaag

Masculine name. Gamaeruw

Masculine name. Gamow

Masculine name. Ganaang

Masculine name. Ganangyaen'

Both a feminine and masculine name. Gapëy

Masculine name. Gaqan

Masculine name. Gaqmeed

Masculine name. Gaqmeew

Masculine name. Gaqngin

Masculine name. Garamfael

Masculine name. Garangmaaw

Masculine name. Garbeaq

Masculine name. Garongfeal'

Masculine name. Garongfich

Masculine name. Garongsaay

Masculine name. Gasag

Masculine name. Geap

Masculine name. Geechig

Masculine name. Gibaay

Masculine name. Gibiig

Masculine name. Gidibmaaq

Masculine name name. Giimean

Masculine name. Gilbinaew

Masculine name. Gilchibeeg

Masculine name. Gilfigir

Masculine name. Gilganaqngin

Masculine name. Giliilung

Masculine name. Gilmaar

Masculine name. Gilmataam

Masculine name. Gil'röw

Masculine name. Giltamaag

Masculine name. Giltamaam

Masculine name. Giltamaan

Masculine name. Giltamangin

Masculine name. Giltharngan

Masculine name. Giltoengin

Masculine name. Giltuug

Masculine name. Gilyin'uug

Masculine name. Gimeed

Masculine name. Gimnaang

Masculine name. Gisoeg

Masculine name. Goelibuw

Masculine name. Goomaaq

Masculine name. Gootamaan

Masculine name. Goqbaqaed

Masculine name. Goqbaqëg

Masculine name. Goqgadow

Masculine name. Goqmataam

Masculine name. Göqtuug

Masculine name. Gorong

Masculine name. Gubung

Masculine name. Guluwgiig

Masculine name. Gurtamaag

Masculine name. Gusug

Masculine name. Gutrom

Masculine name. Kaamoey

Masculine name. Kaanraed

Masculine name. Keen

Masculine name. Keenfaal

Masculine name. Keengin

Masculine name. Keenigiim

Masculine name. Keenmeed

Masculine name. Kognaang

Masculine name. Kognangeeg

Masculine name. Koolgaed

Masculine name. Kubiney

Masculine name. Kugufas

Masculine name. Kuguy

Masculine name. Laangur

Masculine name. Leebinaew

Masculine name, Feminine name. Libuwaen'

Masculine name. Ligmaaw

Masculine name. Liimeed

Masculine name. Liimur

Masculine name. Liiraed

Masculine name. Liyoeg

Masculine name. Liyoon

Masculine name. Loew

Masculine name. Loqchaath

Masculine name. Lubuumaed

Masculine name. Lubuumow

Masculine name. Lubuw

Masculine name. Lubuwaag

Masculine name. Lubuwaan

Masculine name. Lugun

Masculine name. Lukaag

Masculine name. Lukaan

Masculine name. Lukbayaed

Masculine name. Luktuun

Masculine name. Lunguun

Masculine name. Luug

Masculine name. Maaffeal'

Masculine name. Maafraaf

Masculine name. Maafthiin

Masculine name. Maanmaaw

Masculine name. Maar

Masculine name. Maatamaag

Masculine name. Madaag

Masculine name. Maenpig

Masculine name. Maertaem

Masculine name. Magamaay

Masculine name. Mangaagool

Masculine name. Mangar

Masculine name. Mangeafeal'

Masculine name. Mangtamaag

Masculine name. Märnifean

Masculine name. Mataam

Masculine name. Mathow

Masculine name. Mirey

Masculine name. Moechuq

Masculine name. Moqmataam

Masculine name. Moqon

Masculine name. Moqonfeal'

Masculine name. Moqoqarow

Masculine name. Mow

Masculine name. Mulaalap

Masculine name. Mungwaqath

Masculine name. Nabeetaam

Masculine name. Namnëg

Masculine name. Ngadean

Masculine name. Ngalean

Masculine name. Nifiig

Masculine name. Noef

Masculine name. Pagäl

Masculine name. Paqam

Masculine name. Paqtamaag

Masculine name. Piig

Masculine name. Piniy

Masculine name. Pitamaag

Masculine name. Pituug

Masculine name. Poeng

Masculine name. Pugraam

Masculine name. Pugraem

Masculine and feminine name. Puluw

Masculine name. Puluwog

Masculine name. Pungöd

Masculine name. Qagun

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

Masculine name. Qaraen'uug

Masculine name. Qathmagil

Masculine name. Qayin

Masculine name. Qear

Masculine name. Qeen

Masculine name. Qeetuun

Masculine name. Qoes

Masculine name. Quluch

Masculine name. Qungiin

Masculine name. Quntamaan

Masculine name. Quntuun

Masculine name. Quruun

Masculine name. Raboofal'aan

Masculine name. Raboomaen

Masculine name. Raeg

Masculine name. Ragmaen

Masculine name. Ral'od

Masculine name. Ramngean

Masculine name. Ranganbaay

Masculine name. Rebeelukaan

Masculine name. Reboefal'aan

Masculine name. Reeb

Masculine name. Rifeal'

Masculine name. Rikbaay

Masculine name. Rikiin

Masculine name. Rikmow

Masculine name. Rim'iiyoeg

Masculine name. Rogon

Masculine name. Rogonyin'uug

Masculine name. Roosmar

Masculine name. Rraan

Masculine name. Rrig

Masculine name. Ruboothiin

Masculine name. Ruultaam

Masculine name. Ruunfaal

Masculine name. Ruutamaag

Masculine name. Ruw

Masculine name. Ruwaamaaw'

Masculine name. Ruwaan

Masculine name. Ruwaayngëg

Masculine name. Ruweebinaew

Masculine name. Ruweechöq

Masculine name. Ruweepoeng

Masculine name. Ruweequruun

Masculine name. Ruwol

Masculine name. Ruwot

Masculine name. Saamar

Masculine name. Saay

Masculine name. Sarow

Masculine name. Saweeyoeg

Masculine name. Seeläp

Masculine name. Seeliilog

Masculine name. Sipig

Masculine name. Siyow

Masculine name. Soepluw

Masculine name. Soer

Masculine name. Soereg

Masculine name. Sogon

Masculine name. Soog

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

Masculine name. Suulog

Masculine name. Suumeed

Masculine name. Suweeyoeg

Masculine name. Taamow

Masculine name. Tabugul

Masculine name. Tafanaag

Masculine name. Talëy

Masculine name. Tamaag

Masculine name. Tamaan

Masculine name. Tamaggafael

Masculine name. Tamaggaqan

Masculine name. Tamagqiraen

Masculine name. Tamagyow

Masculine name. Tamangidaed

Masculine name. Tamangig

Masculine name. Tamangimeed

Masculine name. Tamangimeew

Masculine name. Tamangin

Masculine name. Tamangirow

Masculine name. Tamguyaed

Masculine name. Tarëg

Masculine name. Tarëy

Masculine name. Thael

Masculine name. Tharngan

Masculine name. Thigithean

Masculine name. Thiinfeal'

Masculine name. Thiinfean

Masculine name. Thiing

Masculine name. Thinoebaay

Masculine name. Thinoem

Masculine name. Thinoon

Masculine name. Thiyër

Masculine name. Tigiil'

Masculine name. Tithiin

Masculine name. Tithngin

Masculine name. Tithngirow

Masculine name. Tuguruw

Masculine name. Tuug

Masculine name. Tuumeed

Masculine name. Tuun

Masculine name. Tuutuw

Masculine name. Tuwun

Masculine name. Tuwuth

Masculine name. Waag

Masculine name. Waeriy

Masculine name. Wagthuuth

Masculine name. Walaag

Masculine name. Walbuw

Masculine name. Waqath

Masculine name. Waqathaag

Masculine name. Waqathaan

Masculine name. Waqyaag

Masculine name. Waqyaan

Masculine name. Wuyoech

Masculine name. Yaatamaan

Masculine name. Yaed

Masculine name. Yagtamaag

Masculine name. Yalbuw

Masculine and feminine names. Yaloon

Masculine name. Yalus

Masculine name. Yalwon

Masculine name. Yangael

Masculine name. Yaroor

Masculine name. Yaroormaed

Masculine name. Yifith

Masculine name. Yifitheg

Masculine name. Yigiin

Masculine name. Yiluuy

Masculine name. Yin'ugyaed

Masculine name. Yin'uug

Masculine name. Yoegaqmow

Masculine name. Yoeruw

Masculine name. Yoew

Masculine name. Yoonbaay

Masculine name. Yugummaang

Masculine name. Yuluuy

Masculine name. Yungug

Masculine name. Yuud

Masculine name. Yuug

Masculine name. Yuul'

Masculine name. Yuuruw

Masculine name. Yuw

Masculine name. Yuwun

mask

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. theerek

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. thirik

mass

The Roman Catholic mass. miisaa

massage

Massage. Medicine which is massaged in. chamaag

To massage. chamagiy

massaged

Massage. Medicine which is massaged in. chamaag

mast

Gaff step, mast step, foot of mast. gusgus

Guy rope on mast. ruur

Place for gaff-step, foot of mast. tagusgus

Mast. wulyaang

Mast. wulyeeng

masturbate

To masturbate. siir

To masturbate. siirsiir

To masturbate. tiirtiir

mat

A woven mat of pandanus leaves for sleeping on. baer

Mat to put food on. chiring

Sleeping mat; sleeping place; bed. choob

To spread, as a mat or sheet. filaeth

To spread, as a mat or sheet. filäthey

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'ining

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'iniy

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

Type of coconut leaf mat. tapgow

Matade

A Mountain in Yap, Mount Matade. Madëqdëq

match

Match (for fire). maesis

To match. paapaluweeg

To add to, to join two things, to match up, to mix in. puthuy

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

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

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

matched

To stack something with ends matched up. gaed

matching

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

material

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'

maternal

Mother's side, maternal side, maternal line. nuun thuuth

mattress

Mattress. futoong

mature

Hard, mature coconut or betel nut. gaagael

Hard, mature coconut or betel nut. gaageäl

Ripe, mature; to die. loel

Most mature bunch of coconuts. ngaqon

Adult, mature person. piqilal

Mature, old leaves on a branch. powaan

To grow old, be old, to mature, be adult. qilal

matures

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

may

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

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

The month of May. Meey

maybe

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

Maybe, perhaps. sanaa

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meal

Eat; meal. damunmuun

To eat a meal. qabiich

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

mean

To imply or to mean although not outright. faan naag

Mean, stingy person. kaakaaw

Mean, stingy, wicked. kaan

Ironic, sarcastic, mean. moening

Sour; mean. muguniin

meaning

Purpose of, meaning of, reason of. faan

To have its meaning oriented towards. soor faan

means

An odscene insult, literally means born from your mother. faakoom'

By no means. fadaan

Transportation, means of getting somewhere; translation, of language; mediator, Jesus; way. maqab

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

Transportation, means of getting somewhere; translation, of language; mediator, Jesus; way. maqaf

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

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

meant

Story meant for entertainment, legend. yaat

measure

To span; to measure by spanning. deadeag

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

Fathom measure. diriq

To measure the length, measure land, survey. fil

To measure something, survey something, as land. foeleeg

To measure, survey, as land; tools for surveying; ruler. fool

A unit of measure equal to three fingers. gaam

measurement

Foot, as a measurement. fiit

Unit of measurement equals to six feet. keeng

Pound (measurement). paawan

A unit of measurement, foot. saek

A measurement. tachaath

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

meat

Spoiled or rotten of cooked meat or fish. buuy'

Tough, as meat. gochgooch

Tough, as meat. gooch

To eat or chew tough meat. guchguchiy

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

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

Meat inside clam, shellfish, etc. leemngun

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

Soft coconut meat. loebloeb

Soft, coconut meat. loeloer

Soft coconut meat. loerloer

To remove, as coconut meat, clothes. luf

To remove, as coconut meat. luf

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

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

Tough, as meat. meel

Tough, as meat. meelmeel

In magic, to put a spell on; to pray; preserve meat. piig

Flesh, meat. qufin

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

Meat (as food). thum'aag

To chew, eat only meat. yeeng

medalion

Medalion. maadaeliyaa

medial

Medial floor divider beam in house. chooch

mediator

Transportation, means of getting somewhere; translation, of language; mediator, Jesus; way. maqab

Transportation, means of getting somewhere; translation, of language; mediator, Jesus; way. maqaf

medicine

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

To brew, as medicine; rot as vegetation in a swamp. buroew

To brew, as medicine. buroew naag

Massage. Medicine which is massaged in. chamaag

Medicine. falaay

Pestle for medicine. maaq falaay

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'

Effective, powerful, of medicine. mangiing'

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

To do occasionally; to take medicine occasionally. maraarak naag

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 do medicine devination, as to prevent death. yuruuy

mediciny

Betel nut that has a mediciny taste. buufalaay

meek

Meek, gentle, law-abiding, obedient. moeding

meet

To meet, intersect. gaak

To reach, arrive at, meet. madaq

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

To find or meet by accident suddenly. suk'

To reach, meet, connect. tab

To reach, meet, connect to. tabeag

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

meeting

Gathering, meeting, collection. gachowor

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. moqulung

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. muqulung

melon

Sweet water melon. maaqiis

member

Member of. choen

Member of. choon

membranes

Type of giant octopus with membranes between the tentacles. gulgultaelum

memento

Ordinary people; memento from a dead person. chaaw

memorial

His fame, memorial of his fame. buguwaan

men

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

You two (speaking to young men). gäl tam

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

To make ritually clean for men. tabuguleeg

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

menacing

To provoke a fight with menacing faces and actions. gaath

mend

To fix, mend, repair. fal'eag

To fix, mend, repair. fal'eagin

To fix, mend. foelöp

menopause

Necklace worn by woman between puberty and menopause. marfaaq

Necklace worn by woman between puberty and menopause. marfaaw'

Old woman past menopause. paleeluwol

Old woman past menopause. paweeluwol

Old woman past menopause. pileeluwol

Old woman past menopause. piweeluwol

Old woman past menopause. puweeluwol

men's

Men's house. faeluw

Men's house. l'aay

Concubine of a men's house. miispil

Concubine of a men's house. moespil

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

Men's clothing, waistband. tamëy

menstrual

Menstrual house, woman's house. dapael

menstruate

To descend, menstruate. luw

A young lady who menstruate for the first time. nut

To menstruate. pael

To menstruate. tayid

mensturating

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

mental

Moron, imbecile, mental deficient. liith

meow

To meow, of a cat. ngeaw

Meqeruur

Name of an island off Meqeruur. Biy

merciful

Sympathetic, merciful. wureeng-aen'

mercy

To have mercy. ngeaq

mermaid

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

mesh

To litter or make a mesh of something clean. chabungeag

message

To send someone on an errand, or with a message. l'oeg

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

Message. maluwol

Message. miluwol

To send somebody to deliver a message. mool'oog

Message. muluwol

metal

Sound like metal being pounded. chaen

Lead, the metal. galwuth

meteor

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

Meteor, shooting star. qalbeengir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbeyngir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbiingir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbiyngir

method

Way, road, path, method. kanaawoq

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

Its way, road, method. rogon

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

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

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mid

Mid morning (about 10:00 a. m.). moobag

middle

His waist, middle, core. daqorlean

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

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

Its middle, its center, its core. luulukngun

Middle in age, of siblings. mooruw

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

Middle, central. toeluk

mid-morning

Mid-morning (9-l0 a.m.). gaqaneelaey'

midnight

Late afternoon from about noon to midnight. baleayaal'

Midnight. lukngun ea neap'

midrib

Spine, backbone, midrib of a leaf, main stem of a vine. keenil'

Spine, backbone, midrib of a leaf, main stem of a vine. keenyil'

Coconut leaf midrib. qawur

Coconut leaf midrib. qoer

midst

Piece of land in the midst of the mangroves or with mangroves on it; mangrove island. dooq

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

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

In the midst of the leaves of a tree. maerngin

Midst of a fire. minifiy

might

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

military

To direct (as a military unit). gafaeliy

milk

Milk (of animals, not humans). meelik

millipede

Millipede. qagur

Millipede. qegur

mind

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

Patience, clarity of mind. gum'-aen'

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

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

To slip one's mind. mool u waen'

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

Mind, thought; to think. taafinaey

His feeling, opinion, mind. waen'

His mind, opinion, feeling. yaen'

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

minute

Minute. meenit'

Minute. miinit'

miracle

Miracle, marvel. qangqaang

mirror

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. theerek

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. thirik

misbehaving

Misbehaving, esp. noisily. galyangar

miscarry

To miscarry, of birth. maraggil

misfortunate

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

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

mislead

To mislead, deceive. layaab

To mislead, deceive. layeab

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

miss

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

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

mistake

His mistake. gason

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

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

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

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

To be wrong about, to mistake, to tangle, entangle. qaloobochiy

mistaken

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

mistakes

Be one who learns from mistakes. low

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

mix

To add to, to join two things, to match up, to mix in. puthuy

To shake or mix, as liquid. qächqachuy

To shake, mix. qachuy

To mix, as water and sugar. qarukuy

To mix, to shuffle, deal cards. qathukuy

To mix, to shrffle, deal cards. qathuuthukuy

mixed

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathuk

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathukthuk

Song in different languages mixed together. teempraa quutaa

mixed-up

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

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

mixing

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

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moan

To moan, groan; a moan, a groan. gil'geel'

mock

To mock. criticize. kuuq

model

Model canoe. noenow

moist

Moist and sticky. lämlaem

mold

Mold, fungus. bilaew

Mold, fungus. bilaey

Mold. t'aabagow

Mold. t'eabagow

mollusc

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

molt

To molt, of crab and other exoskeletal crusteceans. gamuw

moment

Wet from rain falling on you at the moment. mayuguq

momma's

Sentimental, sissy, ^momma's boy^. gabälkeen

Monday

Day of the week, Monday. Moontaag

Day of the week, Monday. Moontaak

money

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

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

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

Type of small shell money. cheb

Lowest type of shell money. chöbchöb

Lowest type of shell money. chubchub

Stone money. feaq

Necklace money made from shell or whale tooth ivory. gaaw

Money shaped like a tusk. giy

Type of stone, the kind stone money is made from. googyael

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

Money, currency, wealth. machaaf

Money, currency, wealth in general. macheaf

Change, of money. m'ingm'ing

Type of shell money. ngabchëy

Type of Yapese shell money. p'aaw

Highest type of necklace money. qanugumaang

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

Type of valuable stone money. raay

Money, currency. salpiy

Its preparation, equipment, provision, money, tools, requirements. taliin

Stone money. tanmoon

Classifier for string of shell money. thaaq

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

Knife; shell money. yaer

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

monitor

Monitor lizard; type of fish. galuuf

monkey

Monkey. chiyeg

monsterously

Monsterously large fish. moosoos

month

The month of December. Cheef

The month of December. Deeseember

The month of March. Fatiikan

The month of February. Feeberwaerii

The month of January. Jeenwaerii

The month of July. Juulaay

The month of June. Juun

North; the month of October. leelquch

The month of August. maakaan

The month of March. Maarach

The month of January. maathaqëg

The month of April. maraggil

The month of May. Meey

The month of February. moethiiw

The month of November. Noofeember

Moon; term, month, period. puul

The month of august. Qaawguust

The month of April. Qapriil

The month of October. Qoktoobër

The month of September. Riir

The month of September. Seepteember

The month of July. Tafgiif

The month of June. Wageagëy

The month of November. Wuloew

moon

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

Cresent moon after new moon seen in the west. bungol

Full moon. ngaqon

Moon; term, month, period. puul

Quarter moon, small tides. qëchqël

Darkness, dark of the moon, new moon. rumug

Third day after full moon. woedalip

moonlight

Moonlight, color of moonlight. gubwol

moonrise

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

mooring

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

moral

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

Behavior or habit, in a moral sense. gafaerig

moray

Type of moray eel, type of fish. manuun'

more

More, some, a little. boech

There is no more. daakuriy

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

Two or more persons. niiq

morning

The morning star, the evening star; Venus. Fasiiraen

The morning star, the evening star; Venus. Fisiiraen

Type of vine, morning glory. giliy

Early morning. kaakadbuul

Morning. kadbuul

Type of vine, like morning glory. laay

Very early morning; dawn. madaadabiy

Very early morning, before dawn. madabiy

Mid morning (about 10:00 a. m.). moobag

Type of wild crawling vine, like morning glory. walëy

Type of crawling vine like morning glory. yalëy

moron

Moron, imbecile, mental deficient. liith

mortar

Mortar, bowl for pounding food, etc. dabiy

Cement, contrete, mortar. simeen

mosquito

Mosquito larvea. gamel'

Mosquito. neeng

Mosquito coil. seengkoo

mosquitoes

Full of mosquitoes. mak' neeng

To go out on a boat at night to escape from mosquitoes. taneeng

moss

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

Moss; certain type of fungus. l'aaw

most

Fruiting season, when most trees have fruits. galwog

Most mature bunch of coconuts. ngaqon

A god, the most important spirit. Ruwaqthoel

Best, most, superlative. th'abii

mother

His mother. chiitinangin

An odscene insult, literally means born from your mother. faakoom'

Motherhood, the position of mother. matiin

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

Siblings, brothers, sisters or brother and sister with the same mother. ngeayal

Mama, mother. niinaeq

Game played by mother with child. toeluub

Mother, said as an insult. wum'

motherhood

Motherhood, the position of mother. matiin

mothers

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

mother's

Mother's side, maternal side, maternal line. nuun thuuth

motion

To jerk, pull in one fast motion. faakl'uy

To jerk, pull in one fast motion. faakuy

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

Beginning; motion, in parliamentary procedure. matookeän

Type of bird, which look like a k'uleng, but slightly smaller and underneath the tail is white. It lands with a rocking motion of its body. waanbiid

motor

Engine, machine, motor. masiin

Motor scooter, motor cycle. qatoobaay

Motor scooter, motor cycle. qotoobaay

motorboat

Motorboat. piinaas

mound

Her genital mound. chubun

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

Mount

A Mountain in Yap, Mount Matade. Madëqdëq

mountain

Hill, mountain. burey

Mountain in Maap'. Doweel'iil

A Mountain in Yap, Mount Matade. Madëqdëq

Tip, point, end, as of a river, a stick; peak of a mountain. p'eebugul

A mountain in Rumung. Qadrangël

A mountain in Rumung. Qadraqal

Apple, star-apple, mountain apple. qarfaath

Apple, star-apple, mountain apple. qarfaath ni ngabchëy

The highest mountain in Yap. Taabiywol

mourn

To mourn the dead. mawaaw

mouse

Small mouse. bool

Rat, mouse. boroq

moustache

Moustache. buldiy

mouth

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

Kind of shell; roof of mouth. chiyqoer

His mouth. langaan

His mouth. l'igin

His mouth. l'ugun

Cold sores in mouth. madoeniin

Mouth of river, brackish. maeriiw

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

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

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

Foam, as in mouth. wug

Shallow reef at mouth of entrance. wur

mouthful

To take a mouthful. daqubqub

To take a mouthful. daqubqubeag

move

To promote or move someone up in rank. dawaechiy

To move around repeatedly. doomaa

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

To move on the buttucks and hands. gaethir

To move over. geech

To move over. leech

Left over from anything; slow to move. magëch

Left over, left behind, extra; slow to move. magëy

To move, shake gently. mithmith

To move, get out of the way. piloeq

To move the hips, as in dancing. riip

To move the hips, as in dancing. riipriip

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

movie

Movie, cinema. kaechiidoo

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

moving

A slow moving person. chealcheal

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

Slow moving or acting, said of person. poor

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much

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

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

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

Quantity of, amount of, all of, as much of, every, everyone, everybody. qurngin

Sick from eatng too much of a certain food. salthag

If only; too much; still, yet. yugu

mucus

Mucus, pus. llaq

Mucus. masuul

Mucus. matuul

mud

Soft mud. baer

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

Kind of grass, reed grass, which grows in mud in Tamil. buger

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

Sticky, clinging, like mud. chingching

To slip in, as a foot in mud. chuur

Kind of shrimp that lives in mud. mariichol

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapraetuul

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriimeen

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriituul

The color black; mud; dark colored. rungduq

Kind of fish, mud skipper. seal'seal'

Mud clam. yungwol

muddy

Muddy, sloppy. bärbaer

To make muddy, watery, runny. bärbäriy

Type of bottom fish that lives in muddy water. dabung

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

Cloudy, murky, muddy, of water. qärqaer

To stir up, to muddy (water). qärqaruy

Muddy. roek

Muddy, of water which has been stirred up. roekroek

To make muddy. sabärbäriy

Muddy place, muddy. tabärbaer

Muddy. tamarungduq

mullet

Type of fish, small mullet. gachaereer

Type of fish, small mullet. gacheareer

Type of fish, big mullet. tangir

Mulroeq

A place in Mulroeq. Taaneayabach

multicolored

Multicolored. nuun'nuun'

Multicolored, especially black and white. wupunuun'

multiply

All broken up, multiply blistered, as from sunburn. pilpil

mumble

To mumble. malubthog

municipality

A village in Fanif municipality. Baloochaang

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Dalipeebinaew

Flag; municipality. falaak

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Fanif

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Gagil

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

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Gilmaan'

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Kanifaay

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

Village in Weeloey municipality. Mulroq

Net; municipality. nuug

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

Name of a district of municipality of Yap. Ruul

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Tamil

Name of a district or municipality of Yap. Weeloey

murder

Murder; blood feud. changp'aaw

murky

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

Cloudy, murky, muddy, of water. qärqaer

muscles

A tumor in the muscles. biir

mushroom

Type of coral that looks like a mushroom. farquul

Type of poisonous mushroom., toadstool. parfiy

Type of phosphorescent mushroom; white scar. qatmael

musical

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

must

Must, have to. thingar

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myrichthys

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

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