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pack

To crowd or pack together. chiichir naag

Ta pack in, stuff, shake down. chingadiy

Pack, as of cigarettes. choob

To pack in, stuff, shake down. chug

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

packed

Crowded or packed together. chiichir

Packed solid with stuff. paching

paddle

To paddle. maaman

To paddle. maamaniy

To paddle. maeniy

Paddle, oar. qeeb

Paddle of a canoe; type of comb; steering wheel of a car; skinny. yaap'

pagan

Pagan offering. muudoog

paid

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

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

pail

Bucket, pail. paakit

pain

To cry out, as from pain. gaawol

Pain in joints of body. maag

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

Pain caused by rubbing. mithiith

Pain. qamiith

To throb with pain, to ache. qöbqoeb

To throb with pain, to ache. qoeb

To hurt, cause pain. qubichiy

Pain in teeth from acid food. warchum

Pain in teeth from acid food. worchum

Pain in ear. wup

Pain in teeth from acid food. wurchum

painful

Hard, painful sole of foot. miim

Painful, hurting. muqubich

paint

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

To anoint or paint the body. liif

To anoint or paint the body. liyef

Paint. maqachaaw

To paint. maqachaaw

Paint. peen

To paint. qachëy

Type of red soil used for paint. qeryaq

painting

Name of a legendary character or god, the inventor of painting. Gildubuung

pair

Even pair or pairs. paapaluw

pairs

Even pair or pairs. paapaluw

Palau

The main island of Palau. Gooryoor

An island in Palau, Peleliu. Piliilyow

An island in Palau, now known as Koror. Ragilitheew

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

pale

Pale color of lips when it's cold. debuqöy

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

To be ashamed, or turn pale. saak'aaw

palm

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

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. fuluubaa

Palm of his hand. laen paaq

Syrup made from palm toddy. liich

Coconut palm heart. luk'aan ea niiw

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

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. mood

Dance ornament made from coco palm for dancing. mungwod

Type of palm tree. puguw

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. qachif

Nipa palm; nipa palm thatch. qaying

Nipa palm; nipa palm thatch. qayung

Nipa palm; nipa thatch. qeang

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

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

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

Fortune lines on palm of hand. wool

palmist

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

pan

Frying pan. faraaypaang

pandanas

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

pandanus

A woven mat of pandanus leaves for sleeping on. baer

Pandanus tree. chooy'

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. faaq

Pandanus flower. fael'

Pandanus fruit. ngiir

Pandanus leaves used for roofing. qayow

Purse made of pandanus leaves. teesaangee

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. thaaq

panic

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

pant

To pant, breathe hard. faanfaan

To pant, breathe hard. fanfaan

pants

Short pants. haenjuboong

Pants. juboong

Underwear, pants. paenchuu

papa

Papa, father. paapaaq

papaya

Papaya, the tree and its fruit. baabaay

paper

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

Paper bag; envelope. biriif

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

Thin, as paper. gulfith

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

parable

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

paradise

Paradise, heaven, sky. tharmiy

paralysis

Paralysis; paralyzed. mugutgut

paralyzed

Paralysis; paralyzed. mugutgut

Paralyzed person. yaaf

parasite

Type of parasite, insect; tick. garuuch

parasitic

Type of parasitic plant; type of taro. chaath

Type of parasitic grass that grows on the barks of trees. chiichirqol

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

pardon

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

pare

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

To peel, pare or take off the covering. qolëy

parent

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

parents

The two parents, considered as couple. gällabthir

parliamentary

Beginning; motion, in parliamentary procedure. matookeän

parrot

Type of parrot fish. choey

Type of parrot fish. galunglung

Type of large parrot fish. gamaygul

Type of bird, parrot. kuukii

Type of brown parrot fish. mälngoed

Type of fish, type of pink parrot fish. nguyweq

Big parrot fish. qathreq

Type of parrot fish. qelbad

part

The last part of a sitting which is performed standing up. bil malaal

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

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

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

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

Part of house. gathuw

Living room part of a house. geethiith

Part of kafor between the legs. gul'iil

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

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

Part of canoe. madaan ea faang

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

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

Part of a house. ngabëy

Shouting part of dance. ngus

Part of house. nguuchig

Growing part of maal, as opposed to root. nifoey

Part of house. pangëg

Part of canoe. paruur

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

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

Part of house. pingthog

To cut part of something to plant. qachathiy

Part of a canoe side. qachbiqib

Part of canoe. qëpqëp

Part of house. qiliy

Part of qeach. qorngol

Part of house. quluy

Part of house. raalap

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

Part in the sea. ramach

Deep place between reef and sandy part. rayëm

Deep place between reef and sandy part. ream

Part of a house. riikeen

Outside part of his throat. taan l'ugun

Part of house. taapow

Part of a young coconut husk. taryën

Part of house, like a porch. teepaaw

Part of wanguuy. theathëy

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

Part of saagal. wagmach

Part of house. waniin

Part of house. was

Part of house. wul

Part of bamboo dance. yalëy

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

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

partially

Partially ripe, of betel nut. däldael

Wallless, unwalled, of a partially finished house. garngaab

particle

Or; interogative particle in tag questions. fa

particular

Tools, for a particular job. doonguu

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

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

Team or a group for a particular purpose. kumii

To stay up for a particular purpose; to keep a night vigil. qodabeag

A particular way of life or a particular behavior. rëgrëg

To face or oreint in a particular direction. soefeeg

particularly

Base of something, particularly a tree; stump of a tree. beal

Base of something, particularly a tree; stump of a tree. beel

Pieces of something, particularly grass skirts. bungean

parts

To peel or scraped of in many parts. fathfätheag

party

Gift to people who come to a party. mëy

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. miit

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. mitmiit

Bachelor party, stag party. saqangqang

Birthday party, birthday celebration. taenchiyoebii

Party, feast. tagum

pass

Reef pass, reef entrance, channel. dubchol

To suddenly pass through, especially said of speech. garal

To pass, of time; to grow long, of time. muunmuun

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 by, disappear; slip loose. thumur

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

passage

Name of a certain harbor or passage in Yap. Gabaech

Gatjug entrance, a passage in the western reef of Yap. Gachuug

Passage through the mangroves. maathow

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

Passage through the mangroves. thow

passion

Passion fruit. taluulubuuy

past

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

Past time, a while ago, before. faraam

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

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

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

paste

Glue, paste. laayam

Glue, paste. noorii

patch

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

Boundry in taro patch. daachowor

War spear; pointed piece of land in taro patch. dilaek

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

Bank to hold water in taro patch. libeq

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

Taro patch. maqut

Taro patch. muqut

Small mangrove or taro patch island. nguch

Patch. paech

Patch, as on a canoe. panat'

Patch, as on a canoe. panët

To patch, as a leaky roof. thoefeeg

To patch, as a leaky roof. thuufeeg

Garden, taro patch, farm. toolmal

patches

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'

path

Way, road, path, method. kanaawoq

Certain type of path across taro. yib

patience

Patience, clarity of mind. gum'-aen'

patient

Perseverent, patient. qathmagil

patterns

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

pay

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

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

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

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

To listen to, to pay attention to. matooyil

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

Pay. peey

To pay. peey naag

payment

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

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peace

Peace, calm. gapaes

Peace; to be at peace. gumud

To cause to be at peace. gumud naag

Peace Corps. piiskoor

peaceful

Calm, peaceful, quiet. miirip

Calm, quiet, peaceful, of wind or sea. moechäq

To become calm, quiet, peaceful. paes

peacefulness

Calmness, quietness, peacefulness, of wind or sea. chäq

Calmness, quietness, peacefulness, of wind or sea. chöq

peachfulness

Calmness, quietness, peachfulness, of wind or sea. choeq

peak

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

peanut

Peanut tree, peanuts. keal

peanuts

Peanut tree, peanuts. keal

pebbles

Gravel, pebbles. mak'yung

Gravel, pebbles. wayaang

Small pebbles by the sea shore. yabach

peel

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

To peel the skin of a person or the bark of something, as the sun does when you get sunburnt. baap naag

Peel the skin of a person or the bark of something. baapbaap

Food cooked without taking the peel off. chaalaaw

To cook food without taking the peel off. chaalaaw naag

To peel, as taro. choeqeeg

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choew

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choeweeg

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choey

To peel food for cooking. choey'

To peel. faethyaeth

To peel or scraped of in many parts. fathfätheag

Peel the bark off. laapëy

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

To peel off as bark of a tree. paalëy

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

To peel, pare or take off the covering. qolëy

peeler

Taro peeler. marup

peeling

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

peep

To peep at. damiit

Peep hole. mataar

peeper

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

Peleliu

An island in Palau, Peleliu. Piliilyow

pen

Pen, as for pigs; pig sty. chuum

Pen, as for pig or other animal. maaroor

Pen (writing instrument). peen

A pen for animals. suum

penalty

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

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

penance

Sections as in bamboo or sugar cane; knots on a rope; penance. leebug

To tie knots in something; to do penance; to complete. leebuguy

Sections as in bamboo or sugar cane; knots on a rope; penance. liibug

pencil

Pencil. piinsal

peninsula

Sharp, pointed; a peninsula or point of land. m'uuth

penis

His penis. dael'

Penis. dal'iif

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

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

Hole in penis, urethra. machëq

penny

Penny, cent. koobreq ni roow

people

A group of people called together for a specific, special task. baab

To read; recite, as a list of people. beqeg

Ordinary people; memento from a dead person. chaaw

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

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

Stage, level, grade in grading things, or people. doodow

Line or row of people or things. fach

Line or row of things or people. fachfach

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

People neglected by their relatives. gasëy

People, humans. giidiiq

People, humans. girdiiq

To call people to come to a mitmiit. maawoch

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

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

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

Gift to people who come to a party. mëy

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

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

Expression of respect used by low caste people. nen

Outer islander, Ulithian, sea people. pumathaaw

"Go to it", said to a group of people to permit them to start grabbing things from a pile set in from of them. qachubuuth

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

Forceful (of people) to do something. tawaasar

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

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

To exterminate, as a people. thaeng miit

To come together by chance, of people. wes

pepper

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

Type of plant; pepper leaf for chewing betel nut; piper betel. gabuuy

Pepper leaf flowers. soer

Hot pepper, stingy (slang). t'eabil

Pepper; stingy (slang). t'eebil

perch

To perch. töng

perfect

Perfect tense. ka

perform

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

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

performance

Performance, as of a dance. guyuwol

Invitation to do a repeat performance of a dance. moowoch

performed

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

The last part of a sitting which is performed standing up. bil malaal

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

perhaps

Maybe, perhaps. sanaa

Leap year (or perhaps a set of leap year terminating in a leap year). yaanaeduw

period

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

Moon; term, month, period. puul

permanent

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

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

permissible

To be permissible to galimlim again. falmaar

permission

To explain; to get permission. pithig faan

permit

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

"Go to it", said to a group of people to permit them to start grabbing things from a pile set in from of them. qachubuuth

perplexed

To be puzzled, perplexed. maqalifath

perseverent

Perseverent, patient. qathmagil

persistent

Persistent. qërqër

persists

A light rain which persists for a long while. gaman

person

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

To peel the skin of a person or the bark of something, as the sun does when you get sunburnt. baap naag

Peel the skin of a person or the bark of something. baapbaap

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

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

Person; someone. chaaq

Ordinary people; memento from a dead person. chaaw

A slow moving person. chealcheal

To carry a person piggy-back. cheecheen

To carry a person piggy-back. cheecheen naag

To struggle to win, as an animal or person caught. chiichigar

Skinny person. chulchul

To feed, as a person or an animal. daruwoq

To feed, as a person or an animal. daruwoqiy

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

To feed; water a person or an animal. duruwoqiy

Greedy; greedy person. galip

Lazy or sloppy person. gamead

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

Stupid person. ganeaf

A stupid person. gangan

Unskilled person. gardaq

A person who itches for excitement. garik

Person who accepts an offer only the second time. gilfith

Mean, stingy person. kaakaaw

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

To carry a person piggy back. köqkoeq

To carry a person piggy back. köqkoeq naag

Old; old age, old person. labthir

Unfortunate or pitiable person. lamol

Person who itches for excitement. laqiy

Beggar, homeless person. mäleethaey

Person who will eat anything. malunglaeng

Come (said of one person). moey

Front of a person. n'aan

Thing; person (slang, voc.). n'ean

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

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

Old person. palabthir

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

Old person. pilabthir

Adult, mature person. piqilal

Slow moving or acting, said of person. poor

Slow-acting or slow-moving, of person. poorpoor

A poor, pitiable, unfortunate person. qa dow

This person. qa ney

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

Its trunk; slang term for an old person. qangean

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

To sit facing a person. sabaliy

Sage, all-knowing magic person. saethiiw

Sage, all-knowing magic person. saethuw

Sage, all-knowing magic person. soethuw

Tough, rough, of a person. taf

Tough person, rough person. taftaf

To care for a sick person. taliiliy

To care for a sick person. taliiliy naag

Spirit that appears through a person, familiar spirit. thagith

Paralyzed person. yaaf

personal

A wooden box with a lid for storing small personal belongings such as tobacco. baar

Possessions, belongings, personal property. chugöm

Possessions, belongings, personal property. chugum

His possessions, his belongings, his personal property. fean

Decoration, personal ornament. nuunuw

The origin of a personal name. tanaq

Basket for carrying baby inside; basket for carrying personal belongings inside. waay

A small box for personal belongings. wael

Personal basket, purse. yoed

personality

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

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

Personality, behavior, character. wook

persons

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

Two or more persons. niiq

Two persons with the same name. qoeseey

perspiration

Sweat, perspiration. qathuk

persuasive

Persuasive. meqeryog

pertaining

Concerning, pertaining to. gam'iingin

pertains

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

pester

To tease, pester. malaalaang

pestle

Pounder, hammer, pestle. maaq

Pestle for medicine. maaq falaay

Pestle, betel nut pounder. tuguw

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Philippines

The Philippines, Manila. Maniileq

phonographic

Needle, especially phonographic. haerii

phosphorescent

Type of phosphorescent mushroom; white scar. qatmael

photograph

Photograph, picture, photography, camera. foedgaraaf

Photograph, picture. saesiing

photography

Photograph, picture, photography, camera. foedgaraaf

physical

Heat of any physical object which can be touched. chogow

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pick

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

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

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

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

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

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

To pick coconuts, gather coconuts, harvest coconuts. fil

To pick, gather, harvest, as coconuts. fool

To pick up girls (slang). gathaar

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

A digging tool, pick. kuruubaa

To strip or pick leaves from a branch. laapoef

To strip or pick leaves from a branch. leepoef

Pick, for digging. maartiilyow

To choose, to select, to pick. meel'eeg

To choose, pick. miil'eeg

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

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

picture

To draw, as a picture chaayhinen naag

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

Photograph, picture, photography, camera. foedgaraaf

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

Photograph, picture. saesiing

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

pictures

Holy pictures, icon. foon

piece

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coil up like a snake or a piece of string. chencheen

To coil something like a line or a piece of string. chencheen naag

War spear; pointed piece of land in taro patch. dilaek

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

A piece of rotten wood. gabang

This piece, as of land. gi ney

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumeer

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumyir

Wrap a piece of cloth around the waist. laablaab

Fifty-cent piece; half dollar. maag

A piece of puw or moor used in qayung or qayow. meechar

This piece. ngi ney

Piece of board, plank. palaang

Quarter dollar, twenty five cent piece. piseetaa

To cut a piece of something to plant. qachfaethiy

Piece of land which juts into water. taban ea m'uuth

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

To surf on a piece of board. wos

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

To throw; to shoot; to sing a song; to put on a piece of clothing; to postpone. yin'

pieces

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

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

Pieces of something, particularly grass skirts. bungean

Tobacco sliced Ulithian style; to slice into pieces. chiliilig

To slice into thin pieces. chiliilig naag

Classifier for pieces of land. gileerach

Classifier for large pieces of land. meeriyer

To break into small pieces, to crumble. sabangbangeag

To split into many pieces. seesey

Pieces of coral or grit remaining in lime. thaak

pier

Pier, causeway. gaachath

pierce

To pierce, stab. rugoey

To pierce, stab. rugöy

To pierce; to sew, to shoot. yip'

To pierce, sew, shoot repeatedly. yip'yip'

pierced

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

Pierced; hole. kur

Be pierced, stabbed. p'eeg

pig

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

The pig. A bulldozer. baabiy

Pig sty. chilngab

Pig sty. chumal

Pen, as for pigs; pig sty. chuum

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

To dig roots, as a pig. forfor

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. maalagow

Pen, as for pig or other animal. maaroor

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. malagow

Pig; bulldozer. paabuy

To shave, as a pig. raapëy

Runt in a litter, sickly young pig. t'uuy

pigeon

Type of bird, similar to a pigeon. buloegol

piggy

To carry a person piggy back. köqkoeq

To carry a person piggy back. köqkoeq naag

piggy-back

To carry a person piggy-back. cheecheen

To carry a person piggy-back. cheecheen naag

pigs

Pen, as for pigs; pig sty. chuum

pile

Sand pile made by crabs. k'ethiw

Sand pile made by crabs. k'uthuw

To pile carelessly. lukthiy

To pile carelessly. lukthuy

To pile something high. maqub

To pile something high. maquf

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

"Go to it", said to a group of people to permit them to start grabbing things from a pile set in from of them. qachubuuth

To pile carelessly. quduluf

To pile carelessly. qudulufiy

To pile, stack. qufung

Pile, stack, group, colelection, gathering, assembly. qulung

To pile, stack, group together, collect. qulunguy

piles

To be in piles of feces. yuuwopor

piling

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

pillars

The main house pillars. bulcheq

One of the house pillars. taaqum

pillow

Pillow. Type of fish, porgy. gayuul

Pillow, head of bed. teeyeey'

pimples

Type of skin rash like pimples. gachaal

Goose-bumps, pimples. t'iit'iy

Pimples. t'iy

Goose bumps, pimples; porcupine fish. t'uuy

pin

Pin wheel made from coconut leaf. faak ea nifeeng

Pin, hairpin, safety pin. piing

pinch

To pinch. maqatin

To pinch. qatiniy

pine

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. faaq

Type of pine tree. naech

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. thaaq

pineapple

Pineapple. giigiyoor

Pineapple. giyoor

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umil

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umiy

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'uthul

Pineapple. ngoongoor

pink

Type of fish, type of pink parrot fish. nguyweq

Type of flowering tree; pink plumeria. saakuuraa

pins

Cramp, numbness; feeling of pins and needles. gaamiig

pinwheel

Pinwheel made from coconut leaves. garbaalog

A pinwheel made from coconut leaf. qatfiifiy

pipe

Pipe. paayap

pipefish

Type of fish, pipefish. lik'lik'iigabuuy

piper

Type of plant; pepper leaf for chewing betel nut; piper betel. gabuuy

pistol

Pistol, gun. piistoor

pit

A pit for soaking coconut fiber. liib

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

pitch

Pitch, tar. piich

To pitch, in baseball. piich

The color pitch black. wayith

pitcher

Type of plant, pitcher plant. qaad

piteous

Help anyone who is in piteous condition. chathawal

To help anyone who is in piteous condition. chathawaliy

pith

Pith inside of a tree. lymph glands. bal'iyean

pitiable

Unfortunate or pitiable person. lamol

A poor, pitiable, unfortunate person. qa dow

pitiful

Poor, pitiful, sad. gaafgow

To make poor, pitiful, hurt. gaafgow naag

pity

His pity, compassion. runguun

To pity, feel sorry for. runguy

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place

Bar, public place for drinking alcoholic beverages. baar

There is; there exists; to be or exist in a place; to be located; to have something. baay

A place in Colonia. Bilealaach

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

Pull something from its place. buk'uluy

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

Sleeping mat; sleeping place; bed. choob

To fence a place off. chumaliy

Name of a place in Dugor, in Weeloey. Faay

Port, a place where ships dock; dock. gaampeek

Place in Nimar, in Weloy. Gamaygul

The place where a tree start branching off. gapar

Its place, its position, his seat. giil'

Name of a certain place in Yap. Giy

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'

A place for safe-keeping. machubgil

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

A place brackish place where dagur is left to become qaaw. mälngiy

Name of a place in Okau. Mayangar

Place in Weeloey. Miley

To exist; to be in a place (except in present tense). moey

Name of the place where the Coast Guard station is. Qaabaay

Place in Okaw. Qaang

A place in Maap'. Qachbuuth

To be properly set in place. qayal

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

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

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

Deep place between reef and sandy part. rayëm

Deep place between reef and sandy part. ream

A place in Mulroeq. Taaneayabach

To put, place, set. taay

Place in Doonguch where the Legislature building is. Tabalaaw

Muddy place, muddy. tabärbaer

A place between Keng and Nimar. Taburey

A place for refuse. taeluqör

His place, his home. tafean

A cold place. tagarbeab

A wet place. tagardaq

Its place, seat. tagiil'

Place for gaff-step, foot of mast. tagusgus

Sacred place, taboo place, cemetery. taliiw

Resting place. tamaagiif

Place for sun-drying. tamaal'

Place for crossing, transportation. tamaaqab

Place for crossing. transportation. tamaaqaf

A damp place. tamaraen

A place in Tamil. Tamiilaeng

Cool place, breezy place. tanifeeng

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

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

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

A group of elevated corals in a deep place. toer

placed

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

A charm placed on property to warn potential thief. bungud

placenta

Placenta, afterbirth. kaan

places

Dented in or wrinkled in many places. madugdug

Scratched in several places. magurgur

plait

To braid, plait; to tie together, string together, as a grass skirt; to weave, to tie a net. l'aeng

plan

To plan, administer, arrange, order. gaagyëg

To plan, administer, arrange, order. gaagyëg naag

To plan to do or overcome. liibean

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

To plot, plan to trick. liyab

To conspire, to plan secretly. qelqel

To plan. tanam

To plan. tanameeg

Plan, arrangement. tanom

plane

Plane (a carpentry tool). pileen

Air plane. sikoekii

Air plane. sikoekiy

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

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

plank

Piece of board, plank. palaang

plans

Be prudent, make plans for the future. goonop

plant

Type of parasitic plant; type of taro. chaath

Type of fern-like plant. cheew

Tree, wood, shrub, plant. gaak'iy

Type of plant; pepper leaf for chewing betel nut; piper betel. gabuuy

Type of tree, croton plant. gachuug

Type of plant. geangiy

Type of plant, the spider lily. giyab

Turmeric plant. guchoel

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni reang

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni Rumung

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni yungchig

Type of flowering plant, gardenia. kaadeeniyaa

Watercress plant. kaangkoong

Watercress plant. kaangkuung

Type of plant. kurkur

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

Type of plant. laruuch

Heart of a plant. luk'aan

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 plant. mayuw

Type of plant. pilpil

Type of plant. piy

Type of plant, pitcher plant. qaad

Type of plant. qaangeel

To cut part of something to plant. qachathiy

To cut a piece of something to plant. qachfaethiy

Type of plant. qadiid

Flowers of a type of plant. qaed

Type of plant. quyool

Turmeric plant, type of tree. reang

Type of plant. riich

Type of plant. rumyoq

Type of plant. thoeth

Type of plant which causes itchiness when touched. thuuq

Withering to death, of plant. tilngëqngeaq

Type of plant. wangiil

Type of plant. weel

Type of plant used in hedges. yabung

To plant plants. yeeng

To plant. yuung

plantation

Banana plantation. dapagäl

Coconut plantation. yaesiriing

planted

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

planting

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umil

Tops for planting. k'uming

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umiy

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'uthul

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

Cutting of mak'il for planting. qachfaathaan

plants

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

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

Thriving, of plants. dammal

Type of plants with red flowers. gachyow

Pumpkin, squash; several types of plants. galbaas

To grow, of plants. tigiil

To grow, of plants. tugiil

To grow, of plants. tuguul

Vegetables, food plants. wäldug

To thrive, of plants. waraar

To plant plants. yeeng

plate

Taro leaf plate, taro leaf food wrapper. qiim

plate-like

Type of round plate-like basket. yuurbeab

platform

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

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

Canoe platform. ngiy

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

Canoe side platform. wälchäth

Platform in front of a house. wanbey

Platform in front of a house. wunbey

play

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

To play, fool around; walk around. faafeäl

To play with sexually. ginginiy

To joke, play; a game, joke, playing. gosgoos

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

Jumprope; to play jumprope. naawaa

To engage in sexual play. qudqud

To play ball. sabaat'baat'

Toys for small kids; play with toy. taatargeal

played

Type of game, played with cowrie shell. kabil

Game played by mother with child. toeluub

playful

To kid around, fool around; playful. galaesuw

Playful, not serious, impudent, naughty. waeleew

Playful, not serious, impudent, naughty. waelöw

playground

Slippery; playground slide. tamasirgig

playing

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'

To joke, play; a game, joke, playing. gosgoos

Playing cards. kaet

Toys, plaything, playing. taagosgoos

playmate

Friend, companion, playmate. fagear

Friend, companion, playmate. fayil

Friend, companion, playmate. tafaafeäl

plaything

Toys, plaything, playing. taagosgoos

plentiful

Many, plentiful. boekum

Many, plentiful. boekun

Many, plentiful. buukum

Many, plentiful. buukun

To be filled or diffused with something; be plentiful, copious; be spread around, as news. koth

To be filled or diffused with something; be plentiful, copious; be spread around, as news. kotheag

plenty

Many, plenty. booqor

Many;, plenty. piireq

Many, plenty. yoqor

plexus

End of breastbone about the solar plexus. p'eebuw

pliers

Pliers. peenchii

Pliers. piinchii

plot

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

To plot, plan to trick. liyab

plowed

A ditch by a plowed field. geab

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

pluck

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

To pluck leaves. qochqochiy

plug

Plug, cork. gapuul

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

plugged

Closed, clogged, plugged. maen

plumeria

Type of flowering tree; pink plumeria. saakuuraa

Plumeria tree. sawur

Plumeria tree. sowur

plural

We (plural, inclusive). gadaed

Plural (subject number marker). gaed

We (plural, inclusive). gamaed

You (plural). gimeed

You (plural) come. mireed

Many, the (plural). pi

Plural. ti

They (plural). yaed

Plural. yuu

plywood

Plywood. beeniyaa

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pocket

Pocket knife. giltoefich

Pocket. paakittoo

point

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

The point of a spear or something that resembles the tip of a spear. bulsarëy

To interject a point totally irrelevent to what is being talked about. doomaar naag

Eye, front, point. miit

Sharp, pointed; a peninsula or point of land. m'uuth

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

pointed

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'

War spear; pointed piece of land in taro patch. dilaek

Sharp, pointed. m'uthm'uuth

Sharp, pointed; a peninsula or point of land. m'uuth

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

To be headed, pointed, directed. soor

pointing

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

points

Having many sharp edges or points. makänkaen

poison

Poison. dook

poisonous

Type of poisonous tree. changad

Type of poisonous mushroom., toadstool. parfiy

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

Type of poisonous shell. thiimathow

Type of poisonous vine; poisonous. yuub

poke

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

pole

Fishing pole or fishing rod. baaw

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

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 coil or wrap itself around a pole, said of vines, yams, beans, etc. choediy

To see if a thing, as a pole will reach. deadeag

Utility pole, power pole. deengkiibaesiiraa

Roof pole, pole supporting roof. dugaq

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

Utility pole, power pole. haesiraa

Marker, pole in the sea. kuuy

Carrying pole. maat'

To carry something with a pole on the shoulder. maat'eag

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

Center pole of a house. ngalaab

To erect, as a pole. n'ufeeg

To erect, as a pole. n'uuf

A pole used for breaking coral to catch fish. piisoon

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qeeg

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qeew

To pole, as a raft. qiig

To pole, as a raft. qiig naag

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qiyig

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qoew

A pole to hang things on. toonnung

A pole in a garden for vines to climb. waangrëch

Pole for yam to climb on. wayangarach

To erect, as a pole. yabagbagiy

To get by using a harvesting pole. yaqög

Harvesting pole. yaqow

A carrying pole. yeam

A carrying pole. yeem

police

Police. poeliis

Police. puuliis

poling

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qeeg

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qiyig

polite

Polite word for loincloth. baleal

Extremely generous, kind, gracious, polite. gaagool

Polite word for urinating. garmaam'

politics

Engage in secret politics, or not only politics. makaath

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

Ponape

Name of a channel in Ponape. Doweasanap'

An atoll in Ponape district. Ganaat

An island in Ponape District, Kapingamarangi. Gapilmaraang

Ponape island. Poenpey

pond

Lake, pond, pool. lipath

Lake, pond, pool. lupath

pondlet

Pondlet. guroel

Pondlet. gurul

Pondlet. yibuq

Pondlet. yubuq

pontoon

Outrigger, pontoon. thaam

pool

Lake, pond, pool. lipath

Lake, pond, pool. lupath

poor

Poor, pitiful, sad. gaafgow

To make poor, pitiful, hurt. gaafgow naag

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

A poor, pitiable, unfortunate person. qa dow

poorly

Loose, poorly woven, as a badly-made basket. puufpuuf

pop

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

Pope

The Pope. Paapaa

The Pope. Poop

popular

Famous, popular. giil

popularly

Skillful at something; be popularly acclaimed as an expert in something; rich. cheag

porch

Veranda, porch. baraandaa

Porch or verandah kaang

Part of house, like a porch. teepaaw

porcupine

Goose bumps, pimples; porcupine fish. t'uuy

porgy

Type of fish, porgy. gädgäd

Pillow. Type of fish, porgy. gayuul

Type of fish, porgy. nguruq

porpoise

Porpoise. guuchig

porpoises

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

port

Port, a place where ships dock; dock. gaampeek

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

portion

Portion, section, segment, division, chapter. guruy

The main portion is gone. muul paaq

Portuguese-Man-of-War

Type of jellyfish, namely Portuguese-Man-of-War. biibiy

position

Dance position. faas

Its place, its position, his seat. giil'

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 become, to come into position. maang

Fatherhood, the position of father. mataam

Motherhood, the position of mother. matiin

To sit in a squatting position. tabaalaaw

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

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

possess

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

To use, own, possess as seedlings. fiqiy

possessed

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

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

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

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

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

Coconut leaf; its leaf (when possessed). yuw

possession

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

possessions

Possessions, belongings, personal property. chugöm

Possessions, belongings, personal property. chugum

His possessions, his belongings, his personal property. fean

possibility

To happen as a hypothetical possibility. chëy

possible

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

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

Enough; possible. yog

possibly

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

post

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

postage

Postage stamp. kiittee

postpone

To throw, shoot; to sing a song; to postpone. muun

To throw; to shoot; to sing a song; to put on a piece of clothing; to postpone. yin'

pot

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

To remove the lid and covering leaves from a pot; to uncover a pot. firik

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

To gradually or continuously uncover, as a pot. förfoer

Small Japanese pot. haangngoo

To put food in a pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagar

To put food in pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagariy

Stick for taking food from pot. lukur

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

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

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

Pot cover holder. milquchif

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

To cover, as a pot; a pot cover. qannguy

Pot, whirlpool. th'iib

potato

Type of potato. beeniikaawaa

Type of potato. ggil

Type of potato. hiyaakngoo

Potato. kamoet

Potato. kamoetiy

Potato. kamuut

Type of potato. kamuut ni pileet

Sweet potato runners. laqar

Banana, squash, pumpkin; type of potato; yellow sea urchin roe. p'aaw

Potato disease. qafaat

Type of potato; Okinawa. Qokiinaawaa

Potato disease. qurqur

potential

A charm placed on property to warn potential thief. bungud

To put a charm on property to warn potential thief. bungudiy

pots

Pottery, earthenware, clay pots; jug. rumeaq

pottery

Pottery, earthenware, clay pots; jug. rumeaq

pound

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 pound, as coconut husk for qaaw. magad

To pound, as coconut husk for qaaw. magäd

Pound (measurement). paawan

To pound, smash, beat. pardëq

To pound, smash, beat; to beat up. pirdiqiy

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

To pound repeatedly. qänqän

To pound, as food. yowgiliy

pounded

Sound like metal being pounded. chaen

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

Pounded food. yowgil

pounder

Pounder, hammer, pestle. maaq

Coconut hust pounder. maaq qaaw

Pestle, betel nut pounder. tuguw

pounding

Mortar, bowl for pounding food, etc. dabiy

A thing for pounding food. qanif

pour

To pour in dringking glass. kalaesiy

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

To pour, spill. puqög

To spill or pour repeatedly or many times. puqpuqög

poured

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

powder

Powder. deempuung

Baby powder. qoesroey

power

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

Utility pole, power pole. deengkiibaesiiraa

Utility pole, power pole. haesiraa

powerful

Effective, powerful, of medicine. mangiing'

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pr

pray

To pray; prayer. mayibil

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

To kneel, as to pray. ragbug

To kneel, as to pray. reqbug

To pray for. yibiley

To pray for. yibiliy

prayer

To pray; prayer. mayibil

preacher

Preacher, teacher. tamaachep

preaching

Sermon, preaching, revelation. machib

predawn

Before dawn, predawn. taan i rraan

predicator

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

pregnant

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

Pregnant diyean

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

To crave, as a pregnant woman. qarqar

To crave for, as a pregnant woman. qarqar naag

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

preparation

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

prepare

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

To put food in a pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagar

To put food in pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagariy

prepared

Food prepared by grinding and then mixing with ground copra and water. chamcham

preparing

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choew

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choeweeg

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choey

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

prepayment

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

present

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

Present progressive. bea

Tree given as present. k'oof

Present habitual. maa

To exist; to be in a place (except in present tense). moey

preserve

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

preserved

Preserved breadfruit. maar

press

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

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

To press, push down on, weigh on. dileqiy

pressed

To hurry, be hurried, rushed, pressed. qaduuduw

presumptuous

Presumptuous. fanow-aen'

pretend

Like, as, as if, similar, suppose, pretend. suusun

An excuse; to pretend. tawëy

To embellish a story, pretend, exaggerate. töng

To embellish a story, pretend, exaggerate. tung

prevaricate

To lie, prevaricate. malifith

prevent

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

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

To support something to prevent it from falling. dunuubiy

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

To do medicine devination, as to prevent death. yuruuy

previously

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

price

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

pride

To show off, be proud; pride. quuf

priest

Priest in Yapese religion. paaq ea taliiw

Priest. paedrey

priorative

Priorative tense. qa

prison

Jail, prison. kaalbuus

probably

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

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

probe

A stick for probing something, i.e. a probe. leek'

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

Curved stick or probe for investigating holes. thaloom

probing

A stick for probing something, i.e. a probe. leek'

procedure

Beginning; motion, in parliamentary procedure. matookeän

process

To surprise or startle someone; to upset a process, to interrupt it. ginaeng

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

procrastinate

To delay, procrastinate. qaawqaaw

produce

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

productive

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

profane

Grasskirt, a profane slang. chaar

profit

To get as profit, to be rich. wiin

progressive

Present progressive. bea

Non-present progressive. qu

projections

Trunk projections of tree. rëy

promenade

To take a walk, to promenade. sayänyaen

promised

Certain, sure, definite, promised, determined. mich

promote

To promote or move someone up in rank. dawaechiy

promoted

To be promoted in eating rank. dawaach

prong

A prong. chib

pronged

Three pronged canoe. bulaew

Three pronged canoe. bulmaaw

prongs

Type of canoe with no prongs; bottom of a canoe. buleal

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

Type of canoe with three prongs. manguuchig

Having prongs. quriich

Spear with many prongs. taawoth

propellor

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talbichbich

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talgichgich

proper

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

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

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

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

properly

To wash sloppily and not being properly cleaned. qatbariiriy

To be properly set in place. qayal

property

A charm placed on property to warn potential thief. bungud

To put a charm on property to warn potential thief. bungudiy

Possessions, belongings, personal property. chugöm

Possessions, belongings, personal property. chugum

His possessions, his belongings, his personal property. fean

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

propitiate

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

propitious

Propitious act, propitious, abstention. faalngin

Propitious act, propitious abstention. fanglean

Propitious act, propitious abstention. gafaal

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

prosecutor

Prosecutor. taaqadaaw

protruding

Covered, protruding entranceway to a building. geengkaang

proud

Proud, boastful. qufaan thiin

Boastful, proud. qufquuf

To show off, be proud; pride. quuf

Proud, conceited. toelaeng-aen'

provision

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

Provision for future use. tunug

provisions

Food as provisions for a journey. paaw

Provisions for a trip. pow

provoke

To provoke a fight with menacing faces and actions. gaath

prudent

Be prudent, make plans for the future. goonop

prune

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

pry

To pry something, lever. guwes

prying

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

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puberty

young girl before puberty. buulyal

Necklace worn by woman between puberty and menopause. marfaaq

Necklace worn by woman between puberty and menopause. marfaaw'

pubic

Pubic hair. buun'

public

Bar, public place for drinking alcoholic beverages. baar

A type of public transportation; bus washroom, shower room. baas

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

Village public house. p'eebaay

publish

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

puckered

Puckered; wrinkled, as skin. maquyquy

puffer

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

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

pull

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

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

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. bayaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. bayagiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. beegiy

To pull out hard or jerk out repeatedly. böqbuqöy

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

Pull something from its place. buk'uluy

To pull out hard, jerk out something. buqöy

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

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

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

To jerk, pull in one fast motion. faakuy

To pull in the stomach. gaal'

To pull; a tug-of-war. gireeng

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. l'angaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. l'angagiy

To jerk, pull hard. maboq

To pull or push a canoe while walking in water. madaagil

To pull or push a conoe while walking in water. madaagiliy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. mal'angaag

To pull tight, tauten, tighten. matal

To pull, as to pull a rope on a sail. meeliy

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

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

To pull up, stir up, root up, agitate, wake up; agitated, stirred up. puw

To pull something with both hands. saapar

To pull something with both hands. saapariy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sabaabayagiy

To weed, pull qwwsa, cut grass. sabeebeegiy

To pull, to jerk. saböqbuqöy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sal'aal'angaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sal'aal'angagiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sibiibiyaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sibiibiyagiy

To pull. teel

To pull. telteel

pulled

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

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

pulse

To pulse; to feel the pulse. thämthaem

Puluwlap

The wife of the legendary Puluwlap. Gilsaabugleal

pumice

Pumice. waen

pumkin

Pumkin galbaes

pump

Pump. poom

pumpkin

Pumpkin, squash; several types of plants. galbaas

Banana, squash, pumpkin; type of potato; yellow sea urchin roe. p'aaw

Type of squash or pumpkin. p'aaw ni galbaas

Type of squash or pumpkin. p'aaw ni gamanmaan

Type of pumpkin. safang

Type of climbing vine, ash pumpkin. thalruus

Type of climbing vine, ash pumpkin. tharruus

Ash pumpkin. toogaang

punch

To punch. tuguy

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

puncture

To make a hole in, puncture. kurufeeg

To make a hole in, puncture. kuruuf

punish

To punish; punishment. gaechig

To punish. gaechig naag

To punish; punishment. geechig

To punish. geechig naag

punishment

To punish; punishment. gaechig

To punish; punishment. geechig

Punishment. sataraaf

punt

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qeeg

Pole for poling a raft or canoe, punt pole; to pole a raft or canoe. qiyig

pupa

Caterpillar, pupa, cocoon. garmangmang

pupil

Pupil of eye. tiir

purchase

To purchase, buy something. chuwaqiy

pure

Clean, clear, pure. machalbog

Noble, holy in sense of pure; exalted. quruun

Pure, holy. riir

purple

The color blue, blue-green, purple, violet. yarraq

purpose

Cause of, purpose of, reason of, why. bachaan

Cause of, purpose of, reason of, why. chaan

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

Purpose of, meaning of, reason of. faan

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

Team or a group for a particular purpose. kumii

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

To stay up for a particular purpose; to keep a night vigil. qodabeag

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

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

To come for a purpose. yib naag

purr

To boil; snore; purr; sound of approaching rain. ligil

purse

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

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

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

Handbag, purse. kaabaang

Purse made of pandanus leaves. teesaangee

Personal basket, purse. yoed

pursing

To curse by pursing the lips in a certain way. gargear

pus

Mucus, pus. llaq

Hardened pus, snot. thiriibul

Full of pus. yallaq

push

To push down hard on something. chuuchuy

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

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

To press, push down on, weigh on. dileqiy

To pull or push a canoe while walking in water. madaagil

To pull or push a conoe while walking in water. madaagiliy

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

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

To give, push, shove. piiq

To push, shove. piqpiiq

To push someone aside with the hands. tharab

To push someone aside with the hands. tharabeeg

To push something away, to keep at arm's length. thuruy

pushed

Kind of rickshaw which is pushed. riyaakaa

pushing

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

put

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

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

To put a charm on property to warn potential thief. bungudiy

To add to, to put with, to stick something to something; to put things together. chaagiy

To build something; to put something together; to assemble something. chaamëy

To build something; to put something together; to assemble something. chaamiy

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

To put together or glue together. cheegiliy

Mat to put food on. chiring

To order, to put in a requisition. chuumoong naag

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

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

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabley

Copra cream put on water to make it calm. gabrear

To put in jail. kaalbuus naag

To put food in a pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagar

To put food in pot the night before cooking to prepare it beforehand. lagariy

To put something aside to ripen. lib

To put something aside to ripen. libeeg

To put a sleeping spell on someone. masur

To put a sleeping spell on someone. masur naag

To put a spell on, or to curse. To enchant, put a spell on. matookaan

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

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

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

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

To put between, to insert. richeeg

To put between, to insert. richuy

To put a threshold on a house. taaq naag

To put, place, set. taay

To put in a row or line up. tafacheag

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

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

To put the wuul on a house. wuliy

To arrange, put in order. yabagiy

To add to, to put with. yigey

To throw; to shoot; to sing a song; to put on a piece of clothing; to postpone. yin'

puzzled

To be puzzled, perplexed. maqalifath

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