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O

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oar

Paddle, oar. qeeb

oath

To swear an oath, as by God. mow

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ob

obedient

Obedient. duum'

To obey, be obedient. fool

Meek, gentle, law-abiding, obedient. moeding

Obedient. pigpiig

obey

To obey, be obedient. fool

object

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

Heat of any physical object which can be touched. chogow

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

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

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

objects

Half; also counter for sticks and long objects. lëy

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

obligations

Busy, having obligations. magaawon

obliterate

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

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

obscene

Smell, odor of the crotch (obscene). duguun

To loathe something; to be obscene, engage in sexual impurity. galong

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

Obscene, dirty language. puwalaag

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

observe

To investigate, observe, check. leekaag

obsessed

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

obstacles

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

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oc

ocassion

Special ocassion. gam'ing

occasion

A type of tree with a whitish sap that grows along the shoreline. A ball use for playing. A time or occasion of playing ball. baat'

occasionally

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

occur

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

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

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

occurring

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

ocean

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

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

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

Deep sea, open ocean. mathaaw

Log which drifts in from the ocean. qael

Deep sea, open ocean. reegur

Deep sea, open ocean. riigur

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o'

o'clock

Clock, watch; o'clock. kalook

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oc

October

North; the month of October. leelquch

The month of October. Qoktoobër

octopus

Type of giant octopus with membranes between the tentacles. gulgultaelum

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

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odor

Smell, odor of the crotch (obscene). duguun

Underarm odor. qubraawael

odscene

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

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of

off

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

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

Name of an island off Meqeruur. Biy

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

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

Food cooked without taking the peel off. chaalaaw

To cook food without taking the peel off. chaalaaw naag

To break off with force, as branches. chawoqiy

To fence a place off. chumaliy

Go off somewhere for a short time; stop out briefly. deal

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

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

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

To goof off, as from work. faafaa

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

The place where a tree start branching off. gapar

Rock island off Gilmaan'. Garim

Peel the bark off. laapëy

The stub of a branch left on a tree after a part of it has broken off. madang

Roughly cut off. maqochqoch

To finish, smooth off , as a canoe. marap

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

To slip off, as a knot. mathab

To scratch the skin off. mudurdur

To take off individual buw from the dagaq, as to put in basket. ngudiy

To take off individual buw from the daggaq, as to put in basket. nguduy

An island off of Tablaaw. Nungoech

To peel off as bark of a tree. paalëy

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

Torn off of something. poof

To peel, pare or take off the covering. qolëy

To cut off roughly. quchquchiy

To show off, be proud; pride. quuf

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

To bounce off, ricochet. t'ag

To fall off. thaay

To fall off. they

To break off, as a part of a statue. thilqöy

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

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

Bravado, swagger, showing off. yargael

Bravado, swagger, showing off. yargeäl

offensive

Bad, offensive, of smell, appearance, etc. kan

offer

Person who accepts an offer only the second time. gilfith

To offer; to jump. qog naag

offering

Offering, sacrifice. maliigach

Pagan offering. muudoog

official

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

offspring

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

often

Derisive songs, often coded. t'aay

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

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oi

oil

Lubricating oil or grease. feet

Coconut oil. gapgip

Grease, oil for cooking. giriis

Fat, gease, oil. maam

Fat, grease, oil. mam

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ok

Okau

Name of a place in Okau. Mayangar

Harbor entrance at Okau. Niimpal

Okaw

Place in Okaw. Qaang

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o'

O'keefe's

An island in Yap, O'keefe's island. Taraang

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ok

Okinawa

Type of potato; Okinawa. Qokiinaawaa

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ol

old

Old banana leaves; old grass skirts booch

Old banana leaves; old grass skirts. bowoch

Old, worn out. faraam

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

Old, worn out, second hand. kadaay

Old; old age, old person. labthir

Old maid, unmarried woman, bachelor. machugbil

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

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

Old person. palabthir

Old woman past menopause. paleeluwol

Old woman past menopause. paweeluwol

Old person. pilabthir

Old woman past menopause. pileeluwol

Old woman past menopause. piweeluwol

Mature, old leaves on a branch. powaan

Old woman past menopause. puweeluwol

Its trunk; slang term for an old person. qangean

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

Old; impertinent in speech. tanqag

Fibrous, like an old stringbean. thaqthaaq

older

Older sibling, older brother, older sister. nganniiq

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om

omen

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

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

Omen, sign. qaang

Fish bait; sign, omen, marker. waal

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on

once

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

one

Paper; book; letter, written from one person to another. baabiyor

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'

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

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

This one. bi ney

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

That one. bun

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

What one gets back from a journey. chuurean

Dust from stone which one has scraped with something. daldal

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

To jerk, pull in one fast motion. faakuy

To side one in an arguement. fool ngaak'

Husking stick, one that is anchored down. gasfath

Which one? kun

Be one who learns from mistakes. low

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

Everyday grass skirt or one used especially for going to the taro patch. mangael'

To take or give one at intervals. mathaatheag

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

Come (said of one person). moey

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

Arms around one another's shoulders. paalyëg

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

To carry one by supporting under his arms. poeliy

To remind one of him. puug u raan

To be unstable, go from one thing to another. qafqaf

One. reeb

To make something look one way. soopeag

Cannibal, one who eats raw flesh. taa laang

One of the house pillars. taaqum

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

One. taqareeb

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

To tilt to one side, to topple something over. thingeeg

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

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

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

One sex. yuw

one-by-one

One-by-one; usual few. tamathaath

ones

Basket, only used for coconut leaf ones. duug

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

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

one's

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

To run for one's life. boor

One's belly, lower part of the belly. duguun i ney

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

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

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

To whet, as one's appetite. k'ook'oy

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

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

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

To slip one's mind. mool u waen'

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

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

To cross one's sight. peal

To cross one's sight repeatedly. pealpeal

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

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

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

To stand up on one's feet. tuqlaang

oneself

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

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

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

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

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

one-time

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

onion

Onion; green onion. neegii

Onion. siboeyaes

Onion. siboeyes

Onion. soobyaas

Onion. suboeyaes

Onion. subuuyaes

Round, dry onion. taamaaneengii

only

Same as yib in present tense. Used only with bea and maa. baab

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'

Yaws, only on soles of feet. bilis

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

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

Basket, only used for coconut leaf ones. duug

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

Person who accepts an offer only the second time. gilfith

Only. goqo

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

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

Engage in secret politics, or not only politics. makaath

To engage in secret politics, or only politics. makaath naag

Wet only from rain falling on you now. meyguq

Overripe and soft only of thow. moofan

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

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

Only. taqa

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

Used only in expression feek yaath. yaath

To chew, eat only meat. yeeng

Only. yigoqoo

To eat thum'aag only. yik naag

If only; too much; still, yet. yugu

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op

open

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

To open something. biing

To open something repeatedly. bingbiing

Coconut leaf which is not yet open. buuth

To open; to show. fael

Type of basket with open ends. fanoel'

Type of basket with open ends. fanwul'

Unguarded, open, as of a space in a volleyball game. loq

Open. mab

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

Deep sea, open ocean. mathaaw

To open, untie. pithig

To burst open, as a boil on the skin. pooq

Ready to burst open. poqpooq

To be untied, solved, open, revealed. puuf

Deep sea, open ocean. reegur

Deep sea, open ocean. riigur

To open somewhat. sibingbiing

opener

Can opener. kaangkiirii

opening

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

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

Hole, small opening. maguf

To suddenly go in or out of an opening. sik'

opinion

His feeling, opinion, mind. waen'

His mind, opinion, feeling. yaen'

opposed

Village; as opposed to sea. binaew

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

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

Part of kafor on the right side, also "outskirt" of qoeng, as opposed to underskirt, n'ayaan. machgar

Growing part of maal, as opposed to root. nifoey

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

West wind, opposed to the tradewind. sarbul

West wind, opposed to the tradewind. sorbul

Against, opposed, anti. tagoopaluw

opposite

Opposite. maath' keeruq

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

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

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

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or

orange

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

Orange, tangerine. goeluugaaw

Orange, citrus in general. gurguur

Type of orange. maraathal

Type of orange striped trigger fish. moelngith

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

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

Section, as of an orange, or of bamboo. thiniy

oranges

Bunch, of oranges or other fruit. punug

order

Order, in the sense of a requisition. chuumoong

To order, to put in a requisition. chuumoong naag

Advance order of fish according to custom. dabung

To plan, administer, arrange, order. gaagyëg

To plan, administer, arrange, order. gaagyëg naag

To advance order according to Yapese custom. maaraay

To advance order according to Yapese custom. maaraay naag

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

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

To arrange, put in order. yabagiy

Order. yaram

To order, organize. yaramiy

ordinary

Ordinary people; memento from a dead person. chaaw

oreint

To face or oreint in a particular direction. soefeeg

organ

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

Sex organ. chulmaqën

Sexual action, sexual organ. golong

organize

To order, organize. yaramiy

Orient

Japan and the Orient. Meerwael

oriented

To have its meaning oriented towards. soor faan

origin

The origin of a personal name. tanaq

original

Original. taamow

originate

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

ornament

Dance ornament made from coco palm for dancing. mungwod

Decoration, personal ornament. nuunuw

Coconut leaf leg ornament. paelug

Dance ornament of coconut leaves tied to wrist. teem

ornamental

Japanese ornamental gate or archway. moong

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ot

other

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

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

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

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

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

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

To molt, of crab and other exoskeletal crusteceans. gamuw

Raw vegetables or other food. k'aak'aling

Pen, as for pig or other animal. maaroor

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'

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

Bunch, of oranges or other fruit. punug

Undersized, of coconut or other fruits. yakal

others

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

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ou

out

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 pull out hard or jerk out repeatedly. böqbuqöy

To pull out hard, jerk out something. buqöy

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

To remove, take something out of something. chuweeg

To spread out in many directions. dardaar

Go off somewhere for a short time; stop out briefly. deal

Inside out. fadëyuruq

Old, worn out. faraam

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

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

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

To cry out, as from pain. gaawol

To get out of the way. gilaef

Inside out, as clothes worn. haantaay

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. jimeeng

Old, worn out, second hand. kadaay

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

To die out. maam'

To pour out, spill; poured out, spilled. maap'

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

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

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

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

Out of shape, slightly squashed, deformed. paal

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

To move, get out of the way. piloeq

To squeeze out, wring out. qudiy

To suddenly go in or out of an opening. sik'

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. simeeng

To skip, leave out, ignore. siy

To skip, leave out, ignore. siyeeg

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

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

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

Out of shape. thilpar

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

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

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

Juice squeezed out of something. wachag

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

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

Out of shape, weak. weaq

Out of shape, limping. wëqweaq

To lift out of the water (of the outrigger). yaang

Word of warning, like "watch out!". yalëq

Worn out from friction. yik

outdoors

Outside, outdoors. wean

Outer

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

Second trip to Yap from the Outer Islands. goonafang

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

Type of tree found in outer islands. mow

East; outer islands to the east. ngeak

East; outer islands to the east. ngeek

Outer islander, Ulithian, sea people. pumathaaw

Soft, white, growing outer wood. qalaech

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

outrigger

Outrigger boom on canoe. daawoch

To turn upwind, turn towards outrigger side, turn to windward. faang

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

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

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

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

Outrigger guy ropes. ngalap

To capsize on outrigger side. rug

Outrigger, pontoon. thaam

To lift out of the water (of the outrigger). yaang

Outrigger guy ropes. yanglap

outright

To imply or to mean although not outright. faan naag

outside

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

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

Outside part of his throat. taan l'ugun

Outside, outdoors. wean

Outside of. wuruq

outskirt

Part of kafor on the right side, also "outskirt" of qoeng, as opposed to underskirt, n'ayaan. machgar

out-stretched

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

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oven

Underground oven. wum

over

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

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

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

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

To topple over. chöplog

To do that way, like that over there. daram

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

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

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

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

Someone who nags, always asking for the same thing over and over. feekchilig

To be located over. geech

To move over. geech

There, over there. gin

To finger wrestle; turn over. leap

To move over. leech

To turn over repeatedly. leeleepey

To turn over, to twist around, to rotate, to turn. leepey

To fight over something. leqag

To twist around, to turn over, to rotate, to turn. loeloepey

To turn over, to twist around, to rotate, to turn. loepey

To step over. luk'aaf

To struggle over something, each trying to get it. luqag

Dry over a fire. madaaw

To struggle over. maeleqag

To struggle over. maeluqag

Left over from anything; slow to move. magëch

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

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

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

To 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

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

To capsize, turn over, be face down. palpal

To capsize, turn over. palpaliy

To turn over; to show, to reveal. pingeeg

To capsize, to turn over. pulpuluy

Over there. qabaq

Over there. qabay

Over there. qabëy

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

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

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

To knock down, topple over, as tree. thikiy

To tilt to one side, to topple something over. thingeeg

Like that (over there). yoodorom

overcome

To plan to do or overcome. liibean

overeating

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

overflow

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

overhang

Overhang, as a fat stomach. gapulpuul

overripe

Overripe and soft only of thow. moofan

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own

To own, possess; to use as a possession. fanaay

To use, own, possess as seedlings. fiqiy

owning

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

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oy

oyster

Oyster. yiim

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