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rabbit

Type of fish, rabbit fish. daruuy

Type of fish, rabbit fish. garmiy

Rabbit. qusaangii

Type of fish, rabbit fish. ral'eag

race

Race (contest). saagireeng

rack

Rack, shelf. ruuliy

raft

Raft. barear

Small bamboo raft. faafat

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

Large type of bamboo; bamboo raft; bamboo lime container. moor

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

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

Large bamboo raft for heavy load. wupqeb

rafter

Slanting-upward rafter. yoew

rain

Rain which blows in under the edge of a shelter, roof, etc. dabqëg

A small rain. fool

A light rain which persists for a long while. gaman

Small rain. garaath

Two betel nut sheaths sewn together for rain cover. gilchibuw

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

Wet from rain falling on you at the moment. mayuguq

Wet only from rain falling on you now. meyguq

Rain. n'uw

A heavy rain. pigyath

Small rain. raath

To drip, of rain. sapaagungun

Betel nut sheaths sewn together, as for rain cover. thilwuch

rainbow

Rainbow. qacheew

Rainbow. ragim

raincoat

Raincoat. kaappaa

rainpipe

Rainpipe. tooyyoo

rainy

To save for a rainy day. bil naag

raise

To raise or nurture, as children, animal. chugöliy

To raise or nurture, as children or animal. chugul

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

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

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

rank

To be promoted in eating rank. dawaach

To promote or move someone up in rank. dawaechiy

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

Second eating rank. maathaqëg

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. mookun

Eating rank. moqoyaay

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. muukun

Low, of rank, class, elevation. soobuut'

Highest eating rank. taalaang

Third eating rank. toeruw

High, as in rank or degree. toeylaeng

Eating rank. toofaay

Eating rank. yangach

Eating rank. yeegum

Eating rank. yoogum

Eating rank. yoomëy

rape

To rape. matoogeel

rash

Itching, burning rash, localized with bumps. firaef

Type of skin rash like pimples. gachaal

rat

Rat, mouse. boroq

Rat trap; jail. tafich

rather

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

Rather small. paqachiichiig

Rather small. paqachiig

To remind somebody of something he would rather forget. puwlal

To be rather light in weight. sabaabaaquud

raw

Food that is grated raw and cooked. gilpaagil

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumeer

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumyir

Raw vegetables or other food. k'aak'aling

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

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

To eat raw, of fish. malaang

Underdone, inadequately cooked, half raw. maraarak

Spoil, of something raw. margag

Raw fish, sashimi. saasmiq

Cannibal, one who eats raw flesh. taa laang

ray

Type of fish, sting ray. rawul

razor

Razor. reesae

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reach

To be able to reach, as the bottom. dead

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

To reach, arrive at, meet. madaq

To reach, meet, connect. tab

To reach, meet, connect to. tabeag

To be able to reach. theath

To span as to see if it will reach. thëtheag

read

To read something written. To list or enumerate. baqëg

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

To read the weather. gamaal

To read, recognize, guess. poey

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

To read, recite. sabeebeqeg

ready

Ready to burst open. poqpooq

To be ready. sataambaay

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

realize

To be aware of, learn unexpectedly; to realize. naaqab

To be aware of, to learn unexpectedly; to realize. naqab

rear

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

reason

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

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

Purpose of, meaning of, reason of. faan

recite

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

To read, recite. sabeebeqeg

recites

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

recognize

To read, recognize, guess. poey

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

reconciliation

Reconciliation. fal'eag thiin

record-player

Record-player. chikoengkii

recover

To recuperate, recover, get well. gool

rectum

His rectum. gillean

recuperate

To recuperate, recover, get well. gool

red

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

Red and black stripes on a canoe. chael

Type of plants with red flowers. gachyow

Type of fish, red snapper. gadaaw

Kind of fish, like a great red snapper. gooychaab

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'

Red dye. ngeel

Type of coconut tree with red coconuts. qameeryaq

Type of red soil used for paint. qeryaq

The color red. roow

The color red. roowroow

Red dirt. tamooraaq

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

reddish

Reddish brown colored, of hair. malaalaay

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

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

reddish-brown

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

redeemer

Redeemer; Jesus Christ. Taabiyuul

redup

Redup. of sifithiy sifithfithiy

reed

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

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

Type of reed grass. puweg

A reed like bamboo; type of shell. qucheel

Type of reed. raquy

Type of reed. roquy

Kind of reed. ruwol

Type of reed. yaban

Type of reed. yafoon

reef

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

Reef pass, reef entrance, channel. dubchol

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

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

Deep hole inside of reef. maak'eef

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

Reef. naaq

Reef spur. ngeer

To reef in sail. pal

To reef in sail. päl

To reef sail. pal naag

Deep place between reef and sandy part. rayëm

Deep place between reef and sandy part. ream

Reef hole, underwater cave. ruuq

Reef. tanaaq

Shallow reef at mouth of entrance. wur

refer

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

Sweet tasting; also used to refer to sexual climax. magqën

reflection

Reflection, as of sunlight on water. loelfiy

Reflection, as of sunlight on water. luulfiy

refrence

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

refuse

A place for refuse. taeluqör

regarding

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

regulars

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

regulation

Law, rule, commandment, regulation. matoochiyal

regurgitate

To regurgitate through the nose like a baby. dumuuq

reject

To feel rejected, reject angrily; sulk. duur

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

To reject someone, e.g. because of their bad behavior. tamuun

Reject angrily, sulk. tubqël

To despise, reject. wadul

rejected

To feel rejected, reject angrily; sulk. duur

relate

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

relation

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

relationship

String, fiber; connection, relationship. thaaq

To take as brother, or sister; enter into sibling relationship. walaagey

To take as brother, or sister; enter into sibling relationship. walaagëy

relative

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

relatives

Greet; visit relatives. fangiich

Greet; visit relatives. fangiichiy

People neglected by their relatives. gasëy

Relatives on his father's side. yurugyuw

release

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

To release, drop little by little. pagpaag

relexed

Relexed feeling. gaer

relieving

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

religion

Priest in Yapese religion. paaq ea taliiw

remain

To stay, sit, remain, live, settle down. paer

remaining

Pieces of coral or grit remaining in lime. thaak

remains

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

remembered

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

remembrance

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

remind

To remind so as to not forget something. noopaqëy

To remind one of him. puug u raan

To remind somebody of something he would rather forget. puwlal

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

remove

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

To remove, as coconut meat, clothes. luf

To remove, as coconut meat. luf

To remove repeatedly. lufluf

To remove. salufluf

removed

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

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

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

renew

To clean, renew, cleanse. beqech naag

repair

To fix, mend, repair. fal'eag

To fix, mend, repair. fal'eagin

repeat

Invitation to do a repeat performance of a dance. moowoch

repeatedly

To slap someone repeatedly. baatbaat

To roll or coil something up repeatedly, continuosly or completely; to roll or wind a line around something completely. bichbichiy

To open something repeatedly. bingbiing

To repeatedly bump against, touch. bit'bit'

To pull out hard or jerk out repeatedly. böqbuqöy

To swing something repeatedly chiichingeeg

To move around repeatedly. doomaa

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

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

To rub repeatedly. gichgichiy

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

To turn over repeatedly. leeleepey

To clap hands repeatedly. loobloob

To roll repeatedly. loolobeab

To roll repeatedly. looloobeab

To remove repeatedly. lufluf

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

To spill repeatedly. map'maap'

v.i. To stop repeatedly. mataltal

To tie or wrap completely, continously, or repeatedly. michig

To cross one's sight repeatedly. pealpeal

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

To spill or pour repeatedly or many times. puqpuqög

To pound repeatedly. qänqän

To wrap repeatedly. qingqiing

To stick a stick into the ground repeatedly. rag

To stick a stick into the ground repeatedly. rägraeg

To stick in repeatedly. ragrag

To stick a stick into the ground repeatedly. regreeg

To stick in repeatedly. rëgrëg

To rub something against something repeatedly. sursuruy

To rub, graze against repeatedly. suusuruy

To slip repeatedly. thearthear

To slip repeatedly. theethaey

To fend away repeatedly. thurthuruy

To hit, chop repeatedly. toetoey

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

To collide against repeatedly. tuntuneeg

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

repent

To repent, be sorry. kal ngaen'

replacement

Replacement, as of tooth. diliyean

reply

To return, bring back; to reply. suuluweeg

repository

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

representative

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

repulsed

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

requirements

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

requisition

Order, in the sense of a requisition. chuumoong

To order, to put in a requisition. chuumoong naag

resemble

To resemble, be the same as, like, similar to. boed

To resemble, be the same as, like, similar to. woed

To resemble, be the same as, like, similar to. woel

resembles

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

resentful

Envious, resentful, jealous. buuch-aen'

Envious, resentful, jealous. qaaw-aen'

respect

To worship, honor, respect. liyoer

Expression of respect used by low caste people. nen

responsibilities

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

responsibility

To become the responsibility of. miil faan

rest

Type of tree with the youngest leaves white and the rest green. baech

Type of tree with the youngest leaves white and the rest green. beach

To rest. giif

Rest house on a hilltop. koeyeeng

Seat back, something to lean against, back rest. maagireeq

Seat back, something to lean against, back rest. maagireey'

Rest, vacation, holiday. tooffaan

Vacation, holiday, rest. yaasmiq

resting

Resting place. tamaagiif

restrained

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

result

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

Result, consequence. paal

results

Results of it's being night. waqamngin ea neap'

resurrect

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

retail

To sell something retail. siyoobaay

retch

To retch, gag. ngarog

return

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

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 return, come back. suul

To return, bring back; to reply. suuluweeg

reuseable

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

reveal

To show, reveal. daag

To show, reveal. madaag

To turn over; to show, to reveal. pingeeg

To reveal a secret. puug thiin

revealed

To be untied, solved, open, revealed. puuf

revelation

Sermon, preaching, revelation. machib

revenge

To take revenge for. fil bëyaan

To take revenge for. fil luqan

reverse

To reverse the sail of a canoe; to turn the sail of a canoe around; to tack. gaach

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rib

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

Rib. yaaw

Rib. yuumiyaaw

rice

Rice; type of yam. koomëy

rich

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

To get as profit, to be rich. wiin

richochet

To graze against, to richochet. sabthar

To graze against, to richochet. sabthareag

To graze against, to richochet. sabthariy

rickshaw

Kind of rickshaw which is pushed. riyaakaa

ricochet

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

To bounce off, ricochet. t'ag

rid

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 perform magic to get rid of danger or sickness. bälbäliy

riddle

Riddle. saeliipow

Riddle. saesaeliipow

riddled

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

ridgepole

Ridgepole of a house. qamaech

rifle

Rifle; a spear gun used for fishing. booyoch

To shoot with a rifle. booyoch naag

rig

To tie up something shaky for temporary use, to jury rig. qathlëy

To jury rig. saasaalapiy

riggings

Canoe riggings. faanag

right

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

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

Good enough; all right. bung

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

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

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'

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

He's right, famous. soeroek'

ring

Finger ring. luweaw

ringworm

A skin disease (ringworm? Cf. m'aar ko raen, sabow). lawaat

rinse

To wash; to bathe, to rinse. maeluk naag

ripe

Partially ripe, of betel nut. däldael

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gälfow

Coconut husk from ripe coconuts. gapat

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gilföw

Unsprouted ripe coconut. k'uuk'uw

Ripe. lawul

Ripe coconut husk. l'iing

Ripe, mature; to die. loel

Almost ripe, of fruit. magorgor

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

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

Not ripe yet, green (of fruit). yachaq

ripen

To put something aside to ripen. lib

To put something aside to ripen. libeeg

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

ripple

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

Wave (as in water, ripple). n'eew

To ripple, as water. qachqachuy

To ripple, as water. qachuy

rippled

Rippled, of water. maqachqëch

ripples

Ripples, wavelets. daqachwoq

rise

To go uphill, ascend, rise; come to the surface of the water for air. far

To go uphill, ascend, rise; come to the surface of the water for air. foor

To go uphill, ascend, rise; come to the surface of the water for air. for

To rise with something, bring up as from bottom of water. foreag

To rise, ascend, as in water. forfor

To rise up, of something which had been lying down. tareag

ritually

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

To make ritually clean for men. tabuguleeg

rival

To compete, to rival. tageegiing

river

Beginning or tip of something, as, for example, a river, a stick of wood, etc.; finger or toe when used as a classifier for paaq, qaay. bugul

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

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

Mouth of river, brackish. maeriiw

River, stream, creek. manaeluul'

Levee, bank, as of a river. p'eachabog

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

To cross a river. th'aeb

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road

Zig-zag; windy, as of a road. chiichiigog

To be crosswise, blocking the road. dibchëy

Way, road, path, method. kanaawoq

Fork, to fork as a road or tree. madardar

Its way, road, method. rogon

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

Fork, as of road, tree, etc. thilpach

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

His road, way. wol'

roads

To fork, as roads, trees, etc. dardareag

roam

To rush or roam about in an excited state. burburteal

To roam about, as in the night; to rummage in stuff looking for something. daaraaw

To roam about, as in the night; to rummage in stuff looking for something. daraaraaw

Wind, air; to wander, roam around aimlessly. nifeeng

roar

To roar in laughter. garus

rob

To steal, rob. qiring

To steal, rob. qirqiring

robin

Type of bird, robin. gareach

Type of bird like a robin or thrush. qumeal

rock

To rock, or swing back and forth. faesuul

Rock island off Gilmaan'. Garim

Stone, rock; a grave. malaang

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

Rock, big rock. waar

rocking

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

rocks

Type of small shell which lives in the mangrove or amongst the rocks, about an inch long and dark in color; adze. A type of hand-ax that looks much like a hoe, but smaller. children's talk for male genitals. bachngul

rod

Fishing pole or fishing rod. baaw

roe

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

roll

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

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

To roll or coil something up repeatedly, continuosly or completely; to roll or wind a line around something completely. bichbichiy

To roll or coil something up; to roll or wind a line around something bichiy

To roll. loebeab

To roll something. loelöbiy

To roll. loobeab

To roll repeatedly. loolobeab

To roll repeatedly. looloobeab

To roll. luuluubiy

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

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

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

To roll up, to coil up. sibichbichiy

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

Roman

The Roman Catholic mass. miisaa

roo

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

roof

Roof; to roof. chig

Roof; thatch; to make a roof. chigiy

To thatch, make a roof. chiig

Kind of shell; roof of mouth. chiyqoer

Rain which blows in under the edge of a shelter, roof, etc. dabqëg

Roof pole, pole supporting roof. dugaq

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. kabreq

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. koobreq

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

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

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

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

Lean-to roof. sipal

Lean-to roof. supal

Wavy, like an iron roof. tan'eewn'eew

Fringes of roof. thaathar

To patch, as a leaky roof. thoefeeg

To patch, as a leaky roof. thuufeeg

roofed

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

roofing

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

Pandanus leaves used for roofing. qayow

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

room

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

Shower room. baas

Living room part of a house. geethiith

Room. seenggil

Storeroom, supply room. sookoo

rooster

Rooster. dirraq

Stinger of stingray; spur of rooster. ruuch

Type of rooster with thick comb. saamow

root

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'

To dig, root, as an animal. furuy

Root of, cause of. lik'

Bridge of the nose, root of the nose. malik' i p'eethnguun

Growing part of maal, as opposed to root. nifoey

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

roots

To dig roots, as a pig. forfor

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

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

rope

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

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

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

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

Rope between boom and gaff. faranaaraeliy

Rope joining boom and gaff. foor

Climbing rope on feet. gabing

Climbing rope on feet. gafis

Rope, string; a line. gof

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

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

Certain rope on a sail. meel

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

Bundle of thread, rope, string. muul

Rope. roop

Guy rope on mast. ruur

Somewhat tangled, coiled around, of string or rope. sabachbach

Rope, string; twist-tabacco. tael

Rope for hanging things; uvula. toogaaf

rope-foot-hold

Rope-foot-hold tied on a tree. taas

ropes

Outrigger guy ropes. ngalap

Outrigger guy ropes. yanglap

rosary

Rosary. roosaaryoo

rot

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

rotate

To turn around, spin, rotate. cheal

To turn around, spin rotate. chealcheal

To spin or turn something; to rotate something. cheecheeleeg

To turn something around; spin or rotate something; to start an engine car, etc. cheeleeg

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

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

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

rotten

Spoiled or rotten of cooked meat or fish. buuy'

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

A piece of rotten wood. gabang

Rotten, of wood. gaen

Rotten, of wood. l'udl'uud

Firewood, rotten wood. l'uud

Sore; rotten; to have confused thoughts. malaed

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

To make rotten. meal naag

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

Sawdust from rotten wood. wangopngop

Rotten, of wood. wod

rough

Rough, uneven. madoodongol

Rough, like sandpaper. matharthaar

Rough, of sea. mayakoq

Tough, rough, of a person. taf

Tough person, rough person. taftaf

roughly

Evening, roughly 9 p.m. maathoolgirdiiq

Roughly cut off. maqochqoch

To cast aside carelessly or roughly. qataraapëy

To cut off roughly. quchquchiy

roughness

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

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

round

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

Round, circular. luulubuuy

Round, dry onion. taamaaneengii

Round or circular. taloelöboey

Round, circular, spherical. taluulubuuy

Type of round plate-like basket. yuurbeab

row

Line or row of people or things. fach

Line or row of things or people. fachfach

All in a row. tafach

To situate in a row or line. tafach

To put in a row or line up. tafacheag

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rub

To rub repeatedly. gichgichiy

To rub. gichiy

To rub. giich

To rub against. mileegich

To rub against. mileegichiy

To rub in hand. qaliilngiy

To rub something until it is flat and smooth. raaweeg

To rub or scrape coconut leaves with a knife. reey

To rub something against something repeatedly. sursuruy

To rub, graze against repeatedly. suusuruy

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

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

rubbed

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

rubber

Rubber tree, rubber. goomaa

Rubber sandals, slippers, zoris. joerii

rubbing

Pain caused by rubbing. mithiith

rubbish

Garbage, trash, rubbish. dow

ruckus

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

ruin

To ruin, destroy, damage. gothëy

To ruin, destroy, damage. gothgothëy

To make bad, break, ruin. kireeb naag

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

ruined

Destroyed, ruined. magooth

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

rule

Authority, rule. gil'iilunguun

Law, rule, commandment, regulation. matoochiyal

ruler

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

Rull

Village in Rull. Ngariy

rummage

To roam about, as in the night; to rummage in stuff looking for something. daaraaw

To roam about, as in the night; to rummage in stuff looking for something. daraaraaw

To rummage in stuff looking for something. deedeeraew

To rummage in stuff looking for something. deeraew

To rummage hand in looking for something. wirigiy

To rummage in stuff looking for something. wurugiy

To rummage in stuff looking for something. wurukiy

Rumung

A village in Rumung. Bulwol

Village, capital of Rumung. Faal

Village in Rumung. Gaqnaqun

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

A village in Rumung. Meechqöl

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

A mountain in Rumung. Qadrangël

A mountain in Rumung. Qadraqal

Village in Rumung. Qeeng

Village in Rumung. Riy

An island in stories said to have sunk near Rumung. Siipin

A village in Rumung. Weenfaraq

run

To run for one's life. boor

To chase, run after. l'oel'oeg

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

To leak, drip, flow, run (as water) continuously; to slip down. luul'luul'

To chase, run after. mal'ool'oog

To run. miil

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

runners

Sweet potato runners. laqar

runny

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

To make muddy, watery, runny. bärbäriy

Somewhat runny, watery. sabärbaer

runs

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

runt

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

rush

To rush or roam about in an excited state. burburteal

Rush about in an excited state. burburtël

To rush around in an excited state. burteal

Rush around in an excited state. burtël

rushed

Fast, rushed, hurried, quick. paapëy

To hurry, be hurried, rushed, pressed. qaduuduw

rust

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

Ruul

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

A village in Ruul. Baqänmaqut

Village in Ruul. Beenik

Village in Ruul. Dachngar

Village in Ruul. Dariikaan

Village in Ruul. Dinaey

Village in Ruul. Dulukaan

Village in Ruul. Fanqaliiliy

Village in Ruul. Firigqaaw

Name of a village in Ruul. Gitaem

Village in Ruul. Laey

Village in Ruul. Luweech

Village in Ruul. Madargil

Village in Ruul. Madraggil

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

Village in Ruul. Meer

Village in Ruul. Ngolog

Village in Ruul. Ngoof

The south of Yap, the district including Kanifay, Gilman', and south Ruul. Nimgil

Village in Ruul. Taalguw

Village in Ruul. Tabnifiy

Grandmother in Ruul. teat

Village in Ruul. Tooraaq

A village in Ruul. Worwoq

Village in Ruul. Wugeem

A village in Ruul. Yinuuf

Village in Ruul. Yunuuf

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