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sack

Bag, sack. tuutuw

sacred

Sacred place, taboo place, cemetery. taliiw

Holy, sacred. thoothup

sacrifice

Offering, sacrifice. maliigach

sacrosanct

Holy, sacrosanct, untouchable, forbidden. mathangeeluwol

sad

Sad. buchbuuch-aen'

To feel sad or dejected. daliib-aen'

Poor, pitiful, sad. gaafgow

Sad, unhappy. kireeb-aen'

safe

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

safe-keeping

A place for safe-keeping. machubgil

safety

Pin, hairpin, safety pin. piing

sage

Sage, all-knowing magic person. saethiiw

Sage, all-knowing magic person. saethuw

Sage, all-knowing magic person. soethuw

said

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

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

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

An expression said as a kind of blessing when womeone coughs or sneezes, so he will stop. chub

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gälfow

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

To suddenly pass through, especially said of speech. garal

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gilföw

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

Come (said of one person). moey

Slow moving or acting, said of person. poor

To shatter, said of breadfruit. poor

"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

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

Mother, said as an insult. wum'

sail

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

Sail. laay

Certain rope on a sail. meel

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

To reef in sail. pal

To reef in sail. päl

To reef sail. pal naag

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

To sail with the wind; go straight without turning. quliy

To sail with the wind. quul

Boom, of sail. raeliy

To sail about. taatarëg

To sail. tarëg

sailfin

Type of fish, sailfin tang. laqiy

sailing

To have an accident in a canoe while sailing. tabrëy

sailor

Sailor. saalaa

Saipan

The island of Saipan. Saaypaan

saliva

Saliva, spittle, spit. nguboch

Saliva, spittle, spit. nguwoch

salt

Salt water, sea water; tide, flow of salt water; tidal season. daay

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

Salt water eel, type of fish. lawoth

Kind of salt water crab. leemiit

Salt water eel, type of fish. looth

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

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

Salt. sool

salty

Salty. budaey

To make salty. budaey naag

Salty. budeey

To make salty. budeey neeg

Taste bad, salty in taste. buqachath

Salty is taste. wuchdaay

same

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

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

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

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

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

Two persons with the same name. qoeseey

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

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

Be in same age group. yuuyangar

sand

Sand pile made by crabs. k'ethiw

Sand pile made by crabs. k'uthuw

Full of sand. mayaan'

Type of sand crab; type of fishing. qathing

Kind of sand clam. th'eeth

Kind of sand clam. t'uunth'eeth

Sand. yaan'

sandals

Rubber sandals, slippers, zoris. joerii

sandpaper

Rough, like sandpaper. matharthaar

sandwiched

To be caught between two things, sandwiched between two things. maqasthal

sandy

Low tide; shallow sandy section of sea bottom. qey

Deep place between reef and sandy part. rayëm

Deep place between reef and sandy part. ream

sap

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'

Gum, sap from trees. guy

sarcastic

Ironic, sarcastic, mean. moening

sardines

Type of small fish like sardines, type of banana. dabear

Canned sardines. saediin

sashimi

Raw fish, sashimi. saasmiq

Satan

The devil; Satan. moqonyaen'

sated

Full, sated, satiated. fas

Full, sated, satiated. pad

Full, sated, satiated. path

satiated

Full, sated, satiated. fas

Full, sated, satiated. pad

Full, sated, satiated. path

satiation

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

satisfied

Enough, satisfied. sow

satisfying

Be enough or satisfying. wölgaq

Be enough, be satisfying. wulgoq

Saturday

Saturday. Saabaadoo

savage

Savage, cannibal, New Guinea; type of yam. moeroes

savannah

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

save

To save for a rainy day. bil naag

To keep, save, treasure something. chaqariy

Savior

Savior. Samoel

saw

Saw, a tool. galooyoch

To saw from something. galooyochiy

Saw, a tool. galyooch

To saw, cut back and forth, slice. puupuuy

sawdust

Sawdust. tabuyuq

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

Sawdust. wangop

Sawdust from rotten wood. wangopngop

sawmiil

Sawmiil. seeydaay

say

To say, quote; to do like this; then in narration; become like this. gaqar

To accidentally say or do something; to chance. sach

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 say. yoeg

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scaffold

To lie; to fool or trick someone; to deceive. techniques used in wrestling. scaffold. a temporary structure built to work on. baen

scale

Scale of a fish. qolean

Scale of a fish. qolëy

scar

Scar. faath

A scar made by a burn. nuun'

Type of phosphorescent mushroom; white scar. qatmael

scarcity

Famine, scarcity of food. quyngol

scared

To be scared of something, be afraid of something. madugdaeg

Scared, afraid, apprehensive, fearful. magar

scars

Full of scars; to get scraped. fathfaeth

scatter

To separate, scatter, divorce. daar

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

To separate, scatter, divorce. dear

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

To spread, scatter something around. garaareag

To spread about, scatter around. garear

v.t. To scatter, spread about. gareareeg

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread; to divorce. wear

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread. wearwear

To separate, divide, scatter, spread. weereeg

school

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

School; to study. sukuul

To fish by encircling a school of fish with a net; a large school of sharks. yaraaw

scissors

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. pugoochug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwoochug

Scissors; child's first haircut; birthday. puwuuchug

scold

To scold. chöp

scoop

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

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

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

To get water in, as a canoe; to scoop, dip, ladle. l'iing

Scoop net. mataalap

scooter

Motor scooter, motor cycle. qatoobaay

Motor scooter, motor cycle. qotoobaay

score

Score, mark. teeng

scorpion

Type of crab with joited tail that looks like a scorpion. ngureq

scrape

To bite or scrape with teeth. girgiriy

To dig; to scrape, scratch. keer

To dig; to scrape, scratch. kerkeer

To scrape, as skin of fruit. naef

To shave, scrape the skin. raafiy

To rub or scrape coconut leaves with a knife. reey

To scrape bottom, of a boat. sear

To scrape bottom, of a boat. searsear

scraped

Dust from stone which one has scraped with something. daldal

Full of scars; to get scraped. fathfaeth

To peel or scraped of in many parts. fathfätheag

scraper

Copra scraper or grater. goey

scraping

Scraping sound. waqyiy

scratch

To scratch with fingernail. guruy

To dig; to scrape, scratch. keer

To dig; to scrape, scratch. kerkeer

To scratch; scratched. maagur

To scratch or dig. makay

To scratch the skin off. mudurdur

Broom; to sweep; to scratch the ground for food, as a chicken. walguw

scratched

To scratch; scratched. maagur

Scratched. magorgor

Scratched in several places. magurgur

scrawled

Type of fish; scrawled filefish. bachbaach

scream

To yell, scream, yodel. k'öl

To yell, scream, yodel. k'uul

screw

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

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

Thread, as in screw. yaamaa

screwdriver

Screwdriver. neejiimaawaes

scrotum

A disease, elephantiasis of the scrotum. luulmaaw

Elephantiasis of stomach, scrotum, arm, etc. siimaaw

scythe

Sickle, scythe. kaamaa

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sea

Village; as opposed to sea. binaew

Sea urchin. boqol

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

Type of sea crab. cheag

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

Type of sea shell. chiyqör

Type of sea shell. chiyqur

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

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

Type of sea bird. chöqgil

Type of sea urchin. daan

Salt water, sea water; tide, flow of salt water; tidal season. daay

Type of sea crab. gamoerchug

Type of sea bird. gap'luwean reegur

Type of sea anemone. gawuch

Type of sea shell. gileerach

Current in the sea, fresh water. gireeng

Type of sea crab. gumuurchug

Type of sea bird. k'uleng

Type of sea bird. k'uling

Marker, pole in the sea. kuuy

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

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

Sea weed. leem

Sea cucumber. l'ugul'

Type of white sea bird. machiich

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

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

Villages in laen ea nguuy not visible from the sea. maraprap

Deep sea, open ocean. mathaaw

Rough, of sea. mayakoq

Generation; "wave" of sea, etc. mëy

Sea sick. mislal

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

Type of sea shell. moroqchol

Stream lined, of sea craft. murunguuy

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

Outer islander, Ulithian, sea people. pumathaaw

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

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

Low tide; shallow sandy section of sea bottom. qey

Type of sea worm used for bait. qineap

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

Type of small sea crab, like qumaang. quriich

Part in the sea. ramach

Deep sea, open ocean. reegur

Deep sea, open ocean. riigur

Contents of sea urchin. roeq

Type of sea bird. roothaal

Type of sea crab. rumidaey

Type of sea cucumber. tiltilmeqruur

To congregate of sea birds to catch fish. toomul

Sea anemone. turmeen

Type of sea urchin. walaq

Small pebbles by the sea shore. yabach

Kind of sea bird which is the sign of land for travellers. yaper

Type of edible sea urchin. yooq

seal

Seal, stamp. haang

search

To search for. dawor

To search for. daworiy

To look for, search, seek. gaaweeg

To look for, search, seek. gaay

To look for, search. seek. gaayiy

To look for, search, seek. gaew

To look for, search, seek. gëy

To look for, search, seek. magow

To step on; to look for, search for. yit'

To step on; to look for, search for. yoet'

season

Salt water, sea water; tide, flow of salt water; tidal season. daay

A certain season; dryseason, winter. daay ni ngeek

Weather; windstorm; upwind side, bad weather; season. faang

Fruiting season, when most trees have fruits. galwog

seat

Its place, its position, his seat. giil'

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

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

Betel nut sheath used for seat. pachanguw

Its place, seat. tagiil'

seaward

Seaward, shoreward. l'aay

seaweed

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

second

Person who accepts an offer only the second time. gilfith

Second trip to Yap from the Outer Islands. goonafang

Old, worn out, second hand. kadaay

Second eating rank. maathaqëg

Next, second. magid

Second caste, under bulcheeq. mathbaan

Second caste under quluun. tathbaan

secret

Engage in secret politics, or not only politics. makaath

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

Secret love affairs. meqiling

To reveal a secret. puug thiin

secretly

To conspire, to plan secretly. qelqel

sectet

Love affair, sectet dating, adultery, fornication. qiling

section

Section, segment, as on bamboo or sugar cane. fith

Portion, section, segment, division, chapter. guruy

Low tide; shallow sandy section of sea bottom. qey

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

Section of a house. yaay

sections

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

securely

To fit together securely. qëchthil

To fit together securely. qëchthiliy

see

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

To see. guy

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

"See through", of waay, clothes, etc. mayuuyuw

To span as to see if it will reach. thëtheag

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

To hide and see somebody naked. yoobaay

seed

Hard seed. lakath

Type of edible breadfruit with large seed. mudur

Its fruit, seed. qamngin

Seed. qawoch

Its seed. qawochngin

Its seed. tamlangean

Seed. thakal

Its fruit, seed. waqamngin

seedling

Seedling. foey'

Sprout, seedling. noef

Sprout, seedling. nuf

seedlings

To use, own, possess as seedlings. fiqiy

seeds

Edible breadfruit seeds. bugil

Type of breadfruit with seeds. sapanpaan

Kind of breadfruit with edible seeds. yungluw

seeing

Game of seeing lizards. taalaang qataraaw

seek

To look for, search, seek. gaaweeg

To look for, search, seek. gaay

To look for, search. seek. gaayiy

To look for, search, seek. gaew

To look for, search, seek. gëy

To look for, search, seek. magow

seen

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

The body of something which can be seen, felt, or touched. bayangean

Cresent moon after new moon seen in the west. bungol

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

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

seep

To soak or seep into. waenum

To soak or seep into. waenumiy

segment

Section, segment, as on bamboo or sugar cane. fith

Portion, section, segment, division, chapter. guruy

seize

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. keel

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. koel

select

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

selected

Chosen, selected. maal'eag

self

Self confident. toer

selfish

Selfish. fal'ngaak'

Stubborn, selfish. geel fean

sell

to buy, sell, trade, shop. chuwaay'

To sell something retail. siyoobaay

semen

Semen, sperm; to ejaculate. f'uud

Semen, sperm; to ejaculate. f'uuth

send

Telegram; to send a telegram. deempoo

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

To send somebody to deliver a message. mool'oog

senile

Senile. marngoon

sensation

Tingling, stinging sensation. mathiith

Stinging sensation, as a burn. thoeth

sense

Order, in the sense of a requisition. chuumoong

Behavior or habit, in a moral sense. gafaerig

Noble, holy in sense of pure; exalted. quruun

sentimental

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

sepal

Its sepal, of a flower or fruit, especially of buw. p'oechngin

Sepal of flower or fruit, especially of buw. pöqöchngin

separate

To separate, scatter, divorce. daar

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

To separate, scatter, divorce. dear

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

Type of spear without a separate handle. keey

Separate, different; to differ. kiiq

To separate. kiqeg

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

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread; to divorce. wear

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread. wearwear

To separate, divide, scatter, spread. weereeg

separated

Severed, separated, cut loose. maath'

September

The month of September. Riir

The month of September. Seepteember

series

Be connected to, joined together in series. peethpeeth

serious

Playful, not serious, impudent, naughty. waeleew

Playful, not serious, impudent, naughty. waelöw

sermon

Sermon, preaching, revelation. machib

servant

Servant. booy

servile

Slavish, servile. siib

set

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

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

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

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

Broken, snapped in two; all set. m'ing

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

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

"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 be properly set in place. qayal

To put, place, set. taay

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

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

settle

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

To flatten, as ground; to settle down something to balance. paeseag

To settle, decide, confirm. tiriggiliy

settled

Settled, decided, firm, definite, confirmed, determined. tiriggil

seven

Seven. meedalip

several

Pumpkin, squash; several types of plants. galbaas

Scratched in several places. magurgur

severed

Severed, separated, cut loose. maath'

sew

To pierce; to sew, to shoot. yip'

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

sewing

Sewing needle. raasam

Needle for sewing thatch. thuuk

sewn

Betel nut sheaths sewn together used for sunshade or umbrella. bilchigiy

Betel nut sheaths sewn together to use as an umbrella. filchagiy

Two betel nut sheaths sewn together for rain cover. gilchibuw

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

sex

Sex organ. chulmaqën

One sex. yuw

sex-play

Sex-play. gingin

sexual

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

Sexual action, sexual organ. golong

Sexual desire. lamean

To engage in sexual intercourse, to copulate. maay'

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

To engage in sexual intercourse, to copulate. meay'

To have sexual intercourse. puun

To have sexual intercourse. puunpuun

To have sexual intercourse. puuspuus

To have sexual intercourse with. qid

To have sexual intercourse with. qiid

To engage in sexual play. qudqud

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

sexually

To lust after sexually (woman in general). daawol

To lust after sexually (woman in general). daawol naag

To lust after sexually. därngal

To lust after sexually. dirngal

To play with sexually. ginginiy

Sexually aroused. makaakëy

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shade

Shade from the sun. taeriin

Shade. tagluul'

shadow

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

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

shake

Ta pack in, stuff, shake down. chingadiy

To shake the head negatively, as in disagreement. chingching

To pack in, stuff, shake down. chug

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

To shake, as if trying to shake loose. dängdaeng

To shake, as if trying to shake loose. dängdeeng

To shake, tremble, as with fear. daqdaaq

To shiver, shake; earthquake. durruq

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

To move, shake gently. mithmith

To shake or mix, as liquid. qächqachuy

To shake, mix. qachuy

To splash, shake, of liquid. qatuul

To splash, shake, of liquid. qatuultuul

To shake. ruur

To shake. ruurruur

To shake. ruuruug

To shake or vibrate somewhat. sadaadaaq

To shake or vibrate somewhat. sadaqdaaq

To shiver, shake, tremble with cold. t'oon

shaky

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

A shaky situation. wogwog

shallow

Low tide; shallow sandy section of sea bottom. qey

Shallow. soek'ling

Shallow. soop'ling

Shallow. taafaar

Shallow. toop'ling

Shallow reef at mouth of entrance. wur

shame

To shame someone. k'aaw

To shame someone. k'ow

shameless

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

shampoo

Coconut shampoo; brain. man'ëy

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

shape

To bend, as to shape. gamaangiy

Out of shape, slightly squashed, deformed. paal

Forked in shape. patangras

Cylindrical in shape. pulpuloeq

Out of shape. thilpar

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

Out of shape, weak. weaq

Out of shape, limping. wëqweaq

shaped

Money shaped like a tusk. giy

share

To share, divide. f'oeth

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

shark

Type of shark. pagow

Shark, type of fish. qayong

sharks

To fish by encircling a school of fish with a net; a large school of sharks. yaraaw

sharp

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

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

Having many sharp edges or points. makänkaen

Sharp, pointed. m'uthm'uuth

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

sharpen

To sharpen. quthum

sharpening

Whet stone, sharpening stone. ngadaq

sharp-eyed

Sharp-eyed. m'uuth miit

sharpness

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

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

shatter

To shatter, crack, as glass; break, as waves; decrease, of a swelling. pil

To shatter, said of breadfruit. poor

shave

To carve, cut, shave. puuy

To shave, scrape the skin. raafiy

To shave, as a pig. raapëy

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 shave, as wood. thirifiy

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

she

He, she, it. i

He, she. qiir

sheaf

Bundle, sheaf. qalib

Bundle, sheaf. qalif

sheath

Betel nut sheath used for sitting on. gilchabiy

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

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

Betel nut sheath used for seat. pachanguw

Betel nut blossom bud sheath. qool

Betel nut leaf base sheath. wathir

sheaths

Betel nut sheaths sewn together used for sunshade or umbrella. bilchigiy

Betel nut sheaths sewn together to use as an umbrella. filchagiy

Two betel nut sheaths sewn together for rain cover. gilchibuw

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

sheep

Sheep. saaf

sheet

To spread, as a mat or sheet. filaeth

To spread, as a mat or sheet. filäthey

Blanket, sheet, cover for sleeping. gulgul

To cover, as with a blanket or sheet. gulguliy

Bed sheet. sikiif

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

sheets

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

shelf

Rack, shelf. ruuliy

shell

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

Type of small shell money. cheb

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

Kind of shell; roof of mouth. chiyqoer

Type of sea shell. chiyqör

Type of sea shell. chiyqur

Lowest type of shell money. chöbchöb

Lowest type of shell money. chubchub

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

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

The Tahitian chestnut shell. debuqöy

Necklace money made from shell or whale tooth ivory. gaaw

Type of sea shell. gileerach

Type of land shell, that eats crops. kaataechumuurii

Cowry shell. kabil

Type of game, played with cowrie shell. kabil

Coconut shell, cup. leq

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

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

Type of shell used for bracelets. loet

To come loose from shell. lof

To come loose from shell. loq

Skull; coconut shell. löq

Type of shell. madäl'bul'

Type of shell. mireq

Chambered nautilus shell. m'oor ea qayuuy

Type of sea shell. moroqchol

Type of shell money. ngabchëy

Type of Yapese shell money. p'aaw

Type of shell. puulpuul

Type of shell. qaliw'

A reed like bamboo; type of shell. qucheel

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

Helmet shell. rungol

Type of shell, kind of cowrie. saapil

Tiger-cowry shell. samaeth'iib

Classifier for string of shell money. thaaq

Type of shell necklace. thaawëy

Type of poisonous shell. thiimathow

The Tahitian chestnut shell. thooq

Type of shell, large cowry. wul

Type of shell fish. yaanaeth'iib

Type of shell used for bracelets. yaataaw

Knife; shell money. yaer

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

The island of Eauripik; gaaw shell from that island. Yoerpig

Trochus shell; bracelet. yogyog

Type of corie shell. yoonaeth'iib

shellfish

Meat inside clam, shellfish, etc. leemngun

shells

To collect things (e.g. shells). fëy

Shells in general. girdaan'

Charcoal or ashes from coconut shells. k'arfin

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

Charcoal or ashes form coconut shells. qaffin

Shells, clams; to collect shells or clams. tiqey

shelter

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

A shelter, as an umbrella, etc. manaaf

A shelter, as an umbrella, etc. manaf

To take shelter. naaf

House, building, shelter. naqun

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

shin

Shin bone. fathul

shinbone

Shinbone. fadul

shine

To shine, glow, be light. gael

To shine a light on. gael'

To shine, glow, be light; to go torch fishing. gälgael

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

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

To shine, as a light. maateag

Shiny; to shine. maatmaat

To lighten, to shine a light on. mateag

shiny

Shiny; to shine. maatmaat

ship

Large ship, of foreign make. baarkoow

ships

Classifier for boats, canoes and ships and their contents; chagiy

Port, a place where ships dock; dock. gaampeek

shiver

To shiver, shake; earthquake. durruq

To shiver, shake, tremble with cold. t'oon

shoddy

Shoddy, of work, etc.. walearlear

shoe

Shoe. suus

shoo

To shoo away, chase away. laang

To chase away, shoo away. tuluf

shoot

Easy to break, like young shoot of a tree; supple. bidbid

To shoot with a rifle. booyoch naag

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'

To pierce; to sew, to shoot. yip'

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

shooting

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

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

Bow for shooting arrows. gat'ing

Meteor, shooting star. qalbeengir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbeyngir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbiingir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbiyngir

shoots

Young coconut shoots. farag

Shoots, as of taro or banana. roed

Shoots of wanguuy. theethaey

Young shoots of tree. wagaed

shop

to buy, sell, trade, shop. chuwaay'

shore

Shore. dabap' ea daay

Shore. dabap' ea yaan'

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

Shore. p'eal'aay

Small pebbles by the sea shore. yabach

shoreline

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'

Lagoon, shoreline. nguuy

shoreward

Seaward, shoreward. l'aay

short

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

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumeer

Short piece of raw hibiscus fiber. gumyir

Short pants. haenjuboong

Toward the short side. ngaangrooch

To make short. ngochngocheag

Short. ngochngooch

Short. ngooch

shortcut

Shortcut. ganiir

shorten

To shorten. ngochngooch naag

short-stemmed

A type of short-stemmed banana tree. chiichir

short-tempered

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

shot

Shot, injection, hypodermic needle. chiyuusaa

To give a shot to someone. chiyuusaa naag

Shot, injection, hypodermic needle. chuusaa

To give a shot to someone. chuusaa naag

Shot, injection, hypodermic needle. chuuysaa

To give a shot to someone. chuuysaa naag

shoulder

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

To carry on the shoulder, of a baby. p'aaw

His shoulder, its wing. poen

His shoulder, its wing. puun

Fan; shoulder blade. ripow

shoulders

Arms around one another's shoulders. paalyëg

shout

To shout, bark, yell. toeluul

To shout, as in anger. waqchar

shouting

Shouting part of dance. ngus

shove

To give, push, shove. piiq

To push, shove. piqpiiq

shovel

Shovel, spade. seebel

To shovel. seebeliy

Type of digging stick or shovel. yabwoq

shovel-like

Shovel-like tool for cutting dirt. doer

show

To show, reveal. daag

To open; to show. fael

To show, reveal. madaag

To show despite by wiping sole of foot on somebody's face. ney naag

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

To turn over; to show, to reveal. pingeeg

To show off, be proud; pride. quuf

shower

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

Shower room. baas

To shower down. gathlal

showing

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

To be showing or visible, as at the surface of water. puupuw

Bravado, swagger, showing off. yargael

Bravado, swagger, showing off. yargeäl

shoyu

Bottle about the size of a fifth gallon, , the size of a shoyu bottle. sigoebiing

shred

To shred leaves for grass skirt. daawqiy

To shred, tear up. kuukuweeg

shredder

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

shredding

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

shrffle

To mix, to shrffle, deal cards. qathuuthukuy

shrimp

A small fresh-water shrimp. ban'ag

Type of shrimp or crayfish. ganaf

Type of shrimp or crayfish. ganeaf

Kind of shrimp that lives in mud. mariichol

shrink

To shrivel, shrink, of fish when cooking. gargear

shrivel

To shrivel, shrink, of fish when cooking. gargear

shrub

Tree, wood, shrub, plant. gaak'iy

Type of woody shrub or tree; type of wild crawling vine. gabaech

shuffle

To mix, to shuffle, deal cards. qathukuy

shuffled

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathuk

Mixed, confused, shuffled (of cards). maqathukthuk

shy

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

Ashamed, embarrassed, shy. taamaraq

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si

sibling

Older sibling, older brother, older sister. nganniiq

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

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

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

Younger brother, younger sister, younger sibling. wayin

siblings

Middle in age, of siblings. mooruw

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

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

sick

Someone who is sick all the time. finm'aar

Sick, ill. liiliy

Sick, ill. m'aar

Sea sick. mislal

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

Sick from eatng too much of a certain food. salthag

To care for a sick person. taliiliy

To care for a sick person. taliiliy naag

sick-and-tired

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

sick-appearing

Sick-appearing. yaqan m'aar

sickle

Sickle, scythe. kaamaa

sickly

To look sickly from not eating for a long time. maar

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

sickness

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

Type of disease, type of sickness. ngael

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

side

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

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

Weather; windstorm; upwind side, bad weather; season. faang

To side one in an arguement. fool ngaak'

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

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

Left hand side; wrongly. gilaey'

To bend to the side, as a tree. maamëy

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

To bend to the side. mëy

Toward the short side. ngaangrooch

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

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

Part of a canoe side. qachbiqib

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

To capsize on outrigger side. rug

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

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

Low side of house, where work is done. toqor

Canoe side platform. wälchäth

Consequence, after, side effects of human action. weenagan

Side of, as of man. yinupean

Relatives on his father's side. yurugyuw

sideburn

Sideburn. yalus

side-by-side

To line up side-by-side, as of boats at a dock. gataat

To line up side-by-side, as of boats at a dock. gataateag

Abreast, side-by-side in walking. tilfaafat

sides

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

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

To take sides, as in a game. toorabaaq

sifithiy

Redup. of sifithiy sifithfithiy

sight

To cross one's sight. peal

To cross one's sight repeatedly. pealpeal

sightseeing

Sightseeing. seebael

sign

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

To nod many time as a sign of accenting gachimchim

Omen, sign. qaang

Fish bait; sign, omen, marker. waal

Kind of sea bird which is the sign of land for travellers. yaper

signifies

A tag that signifies something. ban

silly

Crazy, silly, foolish. meechyaang

Silly, like girls. samath'aath'aag

silt

Silt in water after it has been agitated. magërgër

silvery

Type of silvery fish; undyed gaal'. qachthul

similar

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

Type of bird, similar to a pigeon. buloegol

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

Kind of game similar to dodge-the-ball. magilgil

Type of ball game, similar to volleyball but without a net. pangith

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

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

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

simmer

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

simultaneuously

To happen simultaneuously, of two events. foeruw

sin

To sin; sin. deeneen

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

sing

Ancient songs and chant; kind of song in which a group sing. dafeal'

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

To sing; song. taang

To sing a song. yin'

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

singing

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'

single

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

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

To line single file. facheag

To line single file. fachfacheag

To be in a single file. maalaay

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

To be in single file. tamaalaay

To march in single file. theeläp

Coming in wave, as the wind; being in a single generation. yuuyuumëy

single-minded

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

singular

You (singular). ga

You (singular). guur

You (singular). mu

sink

To sink. ligil

To swamp or sink something. mak'eag

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

To sink something, like a stone; constrasted with mak'eag "to swamp something". thabeag

sinkable

Easily sinkable, of boat or canoe; unskillful. mak'mak'

sinker

Weight, sinker on a net. faay

sinking

Full, swamped, sinking. mak'

siphon

To siphon something to a container. ngal'uweeg

Sipin

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

Feminine name; the woman from Sipin. Yugum'aed

siren

Type of conch; horn, trumpet, siren. yabul

sissy

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

sister

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

Older sibling, older brother, older sister. nganniiq

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

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

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

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

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

Younger brother, younger sister, younger sibling. wayin

sister-in-law

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

Her sister-in-law. guruwaan

Her sister-in-law. yanngin

sisters

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

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

sister's

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

sit

Sit, lie, or stand on something uncomfortably, as sleeping on a bed with a stone underneath. mael'igil'

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

To sit facing someone. sabal

To sit facing a person. sabaliy

To sit up, be erect, be in authority. suwon

To sit up, be erect. suwon naag

To sit up, to erect. suwoneag

To sit in a squatting position. tabaalaaw

To sit on the haunches. yimuum'

To squat, sit on haunches. yumuum'

sitting

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

In dancing: at the beginning when all dancers are lined up, but sitting, or standing quietly, waiting for the dance to start. chap

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

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

Betel nut sheath used for sitting on. gilchabiy

Tired, as from standing or sitting too long. magaaf

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

sitting-down

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

situate

To situate in a row or line. tafach

situated

Near, situated near by. taeruq

situation

A shaky situation. wogwog

sivery

Type of small, sivery fish. mälmeq

six

Unit of measurement equals to six feet. keeng

Childish count of six. loong

Six. neel'

size

Size of something. gaqmun

Size of something. gaqngin

Bottle about the size of a fifth gallon, , the size of a shoyu bottle. sigoebiing

sizzling

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

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sk

skillful

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

Craftsman, skillful, expert. saalap

skin

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

Skin of an animal; hide. biyach

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

Type of skin rash like pimples. gachaal

Type of skin ailment; type of necklace. girmow

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

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

Boil on the skin. loet

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

Wrinkled, as skin. maduldul

Puckered; wrinkled, as skin. maquyquy

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mereerey

Light brown colored, light colored, white of skin. miräq

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mireerey

Wrinkled, as skin. moqduldul

To scratch the skin off. mudurdur

To scrape, as skin of fruit. naef

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

To shave, scrape the skin. raafiy

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

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

Skin. yalach

Skin. yarooch

skinned

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

skinny

Skinny person. chulchul

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

skip

To skip work, deceive someone. fael' naag

Type of fish, skip jack. fiif

Type of fish, large skip jack. m'uul

Type of fish, skip jack. ngolngolëy

Type of fish, skip jack. ngool

To skip, leave out, ignore. siy

To skip, leave out, ignore. siyeeg

skipper

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapraetuul

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriimeen

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriituul

Kind of fish, mud skipper. seal'seal'

skirt

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

A finished grass skirt. char

To shred leaves for grass skirt. daawqiy

Grass skirt; dried leaves laying on the ground. daf'oog

Type of dancing skirt made from young coconut leaf. fiis

Under skirt for grass skirts. keän ni taanggin

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

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

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

Its fringe, as of grass skirt, a beard, etc. matharngean

Type of dancing skirt. siif

Skirt. sikaatoo

Its upper stage, of a grass skirt. tarchaqën

Bundle, as of a stage of a grass skirt. wuuq

skirts

A kind of bug which sucks blood and usually lives in grass skirts. children's talk for genitals. bagow

Old banana leaves; old grass skirts booch

Old banana leaves; old grass skirts. bowoch

Pieces of something, particularly grass skirts. bungean

Dry banana leaves cut for grass skirts. chabcheb

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

Type of fern used for grass skirts. goob

Classifier for trees, grass skirts, crabs, etc. kaen

Classifier for trees, books, crabs, two-shelled girdaan', grass skirts, etc. kea

Under skirt for grass skirts. keän ni taanggin

Grass skirts; legs of a crab or lobster. qoeng

Type of fern used for making grass skirts. tilbug

Bundle, as of grass skirts. woeq

skull

Skull; coconut shell. löq

His skull. moeluqan

sky

Up, upwards, sky. laeng

Paradise, heaven, sky. tharmiy

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slack

Limp, slack. qasarap

slang

Base in baseball; slang for girlfriend. bees

Grasskirt, a profane slang. chaar

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

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

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

Girl (slang). faraq

To pick up girls (slang). gathaar

Crazy; horny (slang). gongon

Crazy (slang). kiich

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magöngaen

Ugly; feces (slang); to eat fish while fishing (slang). magungaen

Fine-looking woman (slang). mayaen

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

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

To cause something to disappear. (slang: to disappear especially when work is to be done). peeleeg

Feces (slang). piyog

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

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

Its trunk; slang term for an old person. qangean

Hot pepper, stingy (slang). t'eabil

Pepper; stingy (slang). t'eebil

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

Jinx (slang). wuw

slant

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooleag

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooleeg

To tilt down, to slant. ngaloolëy

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooliy

To tilt, slant. sigireq

slanted

Slanted, tilted, tipped down. ngalool

slanting-upward

Slanting-upward rafter. yoew

slap

To slap. baat

To slap someone. baat naag

To slap someone repeatedly. baatbaat

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

To slap. ramram

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

slapping

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. gaeluch

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. pool

To clap by slapping the crook of the arm. poolpool

slave

Low caste, fifth caste, slave. mälngaay

Slave, low caste, fifth caste. pimilngaay

slavish

Slavish, servile. siib

sleep

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

To sleep. mool

To turn, as in sleep. pigpiig

To sleep, baby talk. pumpum

Easily awoke from sleep. qod qaraan

Hard to awake from sleep. t'aay qawochean

To sleep. yamal

To sleep. yamool

sleeping

A woven mat of pandanus leaves for sleeping on. baer

Sleeping mat; sleeping place; bed. choob

Blanket, sheet, cover for sleeping. gulgul

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'ining

Sleeping mat made of coconut leaves. k'iniy

Sit, lie, or stand on something uncomfortably, as sleeping on a bed with a stone underneath. mael'igil'

To put a sleeping spell on someone. masur

To put a sleeping spell on someone. masur naag

sleepy

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

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

Sleepy. chuuchuw

To make sleepy chuuchuweeg

slender

Slender. sileek'leek'

slice

Tobacco sliced Ulithian style; to slice into pieces. chiliilig

To slice into thin pieces. chiliilig naag

To saw, cut back and forth, slice. puupuuy

To slice, cross-cut. th'eeth'aeb

To slice food and cook. thipchig naag

sliced

Tobacco sliced Ulithian style; to slice into pieces. chiliilig

Food sliced and cooked. thipchig

slide

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

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

To slide down a slope. gathaar

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

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

To slip, slide. sirgig

Slippery; playground slide. tamasirgig

slightly

Out of shape, slightly squashed, deformed. paal

To swim slightly. sanöngnoeng

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

slime

Slime. lamuw

slingshot

Slingshot. gawul

Slingshot. paechiingkoo

slip

To slip in, as a foot in mud. chuur

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 slip off, as a knot. mathab

To slip one's mind. mool u waen'

To slip down a little bit; leak a little bit. siluul'luul'

To slip, slide. sirgig

To fall into accidentally, slip into. thar

To fall into accidentally, slip into. thear

To slip repeatedly. thearthear

To slip repeatedly. theethaey

To pass by, disappear; slip loose. thumur

slippers

Rubber sandals, slippers, zoris. joerii

slippery

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

Slippery; playground slide. tamasirgig

slope

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

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

To slide down a slope. gathaar

To descend, as down a slope. log

Bank, embarkment, small cliff or slope. reech

Slope of a hill. taburey

An uphill slope. tafarthag

An uphill slope. tafarthog

sloppily

To wash sloppily and not being properly cleaned. qatbariiriy

sloppy

Muddy, sloppy. bärbaer

Lazy or sloppy person. gamead

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

slosh

To slosh, of coconuts with water inside. mangaang'

slow

A slow moving person. chealcheal

Slow starter, slowpoke. ganmagëy

Left over from anything; slow to move. magëch

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

Slow moving or acting, said of person. poor

Slow. saaf'oog

Slow. saasagqal

Slow. soosoowaath

Slow. soowaath

slow-acting

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

slowly

Slowly. saasaaf'oog

Slowly. saqakul

Slowly. saqaluk

slow-moving

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

slowpoke

Slow starter, slowpoke. ganmagëy

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sm

small

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

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'

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

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

A small fresh-water shrimp. ban'ag

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

Small mouse. bool

Type of small canoe made form a single piece of wood, that is the bottom of the canoe is made from a single piece of wood. buleel

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

Type of small shell money. cheb

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

Type of small fish like sardines, type of banana. dabear

Small bamboo raft. faafat

A small rain. fool

Type of tree with small compound leaves. gaangiich

Type of small mangrove crab. gabrugog

Type of fish, small mullet. gachaereer

Type of fish, small mullet. gacheareer

Type of small black bird. gap'luw

Type of small mangrove crabs. gapöngpoeng

Small rain. garaath

Small Japanese pot. haangngoo

Still small enough for a waay, of a baby. madwaay

A small town. maech

Its small end, far end, e.g. of a branch. maetunguun

Hole, small opening. maguf

Hole, small space. magufguf

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

Type of small, sivery fish. mälmeq

Type of small whale. moosmoos

Small mangrove or taro patch island. nguch

Type of small brown ant. n'igin'

Small island in Tamil harbor. Paakeal

Type of small unicorn fish. paethyoeth

Rather small. paqachiichiig

Rather small. paqachiig

Type of tree; type of biyqöch that has tough wood and small leaves. pithaagach

Small bamboo. puw

Small, little. qachiichiig

Small, little. qachiig

Small tides. qachqël

Type of small bird. qalngithngith

Type of small, black lizard. qamqam

Quarter moon, small tides. qëchqël

Small branch of gabuuy. qey

Type of small sea crab, like qumaang. quriich

Small rain. raath

Bank, embarkment, small cliff or slope. reech

Type of fish, small grouper. sabaak'uw

To break into small pieces, to crumble. sabangbangeag

Type of fish, small grouper. samaak'uw

Small wash basin. seemeengkii

Sugar; type of small sweet banana. suugaa

Toys for small kids; play with toy. taatargeal

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

Type of fish, small barracuda. tharow

Small string, thread. tireet

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

Its tip, small end. tunguun

A small box for personal belongings. wael

Type of fish, large trunk fish; small box for keeping small belongings in. wöl

Small pebbles by the sea shore. yabach

Little things, small things; diminutive. yoechi

Small bits. yoechquw

smaller

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'

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

A smaller breed of fruit bats. daak'

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

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

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

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

smart

Smart, intelligent. lalow-aen'

Smart, intelligent, quick to learn. liichow

Smart, intilligent. llow-aen'

smash

To grind, like corn; to smash or crack. bil

To grind, like corn; smash or crack. biliig

To pound, smash, beat. pardëq

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

To grind, to crack, to smash. sibilbil

To grind, to crack, to smash. sibilbiliig

smear

To smear, anoint. peeriqiy

smeared

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. goethiy

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. guuthiy

smegma

Smegma. naan

smell

Its smell, his smell. bawun

Its smell, his smell. boen

His smell. buun

Its smell, his smell. buwun

Smell, odor of the crotch (obscene). duguun

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

The smell of something. gal'aachngin

The smell of something. galqachngin

The smell of something. galqöchngin

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

Fishy smell. qubraaraay

Smell of corpse. waaw

smelling

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

smells

Kind of (largest) bat, smells like buur tree. buur

smile

To laugh, to smile. minmin

To smile. siminmin

To smile. tingiy

smoke

Smoke. qaath

To smoke something, as fish. qathqaath naag

Tobacco, cigarette; to smoke. tamaagow

To blow on; to smoke a cigarette. thoey

smoker

Heavy smoker. songchol

smoking

To wrap fish before smoking. tuthunguy

smoky

Smoky tasting. buqaath

Smoky. qathqaath

Smoky, foggy. taaqaath

Hazy, blurred, foggy, smoky. taqathqaath

Smoky. toom'iqaath

smooth

To finish, smooth off , as a canoe. marap

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

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mereerey

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mireerey

Smooth. pach

To make smooth. pacheag

Smooth. pachpach

To rub something until it is flat and smooth. raaweeg

Very thin and smooth. simireerey

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sn

snake

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

Snake. parchooyog

snap

To snap or break suddenly. mathloq

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

snapped

Broken, snapped in two; all set. m'ing

snapper

Type of fish, snapper. dagarwoch

Type of fish, red snapper. gadaaw

Kind of fish, like a great red snapper. gooychaab

Type of fish, type of snapper. yooch

snare

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

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

snatch

To snatch or grab something. laeg

To snatch or grab something. leeg

sneeze

Sneeze. qangis

To sneeze, sneeze. qasing

To sneeze. waqngich

To sneeze. waqngis

sneezes

An expression said as a kind of blessing when womeone coughs or sneezes, so he will stop. chub

sniff

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

snore

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

snot

Hardened pus, snot. thiriibul

snuffed

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

snugly

To make fit tightly or snugly. k'adeag

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so

soak

To soak or seep into. waenum

To soak or seep into. waenumiy

To soak, as with water. waenumiy

soaked

Soaked. nab

To be soaked, as with water. waenum

soaking

A pit for soaking coconut fiber. liib

soap

Laundry soap. seentaakseekkeen

sob

To sob; to gossip. gun'gun'

To sob, gasp for breath. qachfanfaan

socially

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

sod

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

soda

Soda, soft drink. saeydae

soft

Balsa wood, which floats in from South America. The wood is used for corks for bottles, floats for nets, etc.; any soft light wood like this. badbaad

Soft mud. baer

Type of tree with soft bark and tiny leaves. ganit'niit' yuwaan

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

Soft coconut meat. loebloeb

Soft, coconut meat. loeloer

Soft coconut meat. loerloer

Sticky, soft of inside, of food. maloogguy

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mereerey

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mireerey

Overripe and soft only of thow. moofan

Soft, tender. munguuy

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

Soft, tender. nguunguuy

Soft feces. por

Soft, white, growing outer wood. qalaech

Soda, soft drink. saeydae

Somewhat soft. sumunguuy

Somewhat soft. sumuumunguuy

Somewhat soft. sunguunguuy

Betel nut with soft husk. yuuqochqoch

soften

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

soil

Dirt, soil, earth, ground; dirty, the color brown. buut'

To make dirty, to soil. qaliit naag

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

Type of red soil used for paint. qeryaq

Fertile, as soil. yangqol

soiled

Dirty, unclean, soiled. qaliit

solar

End of breastbone about the solar plexus. p'eebuw

soldier

Soldier. salthaaw

sole

Sole of the foot. maqut

Hard, painful sole of foot. miim

Sole of the foot. muqut

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

To show despite by wiping sole of foot on somebody's face. ney naag

Type of fish, sole, flatfish. paer

Cracked, of the sole of the foot. qachubileq

soles

Yaws, only on soles of feet. bilis

Yaws, a disease (on body except soles of feet). maraagus

solid

Packed solid with stuff. paching

solved

To be untied, solved, open, revealed. puuf

some

More, some, a little. boech

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

someboby

To go looking for someboby. chaayiy

somebody

To cry for somebody who died. dalöqloey'

To send somebody to deliver a message. mool'oog

To remind somebody of something he would rather forget. puwlal

To instruct somebody about the tabinaew. yiqiy

To instruct somebody about the tabinaew. yiqiy naag

To hide and see somebody naked. yoobaay

somebody's

To show despite by wiping sole of foot on somebody's face. ney naag

someone

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

To slap someone. baat naag

To slap someone repeatedly. baatbaat

To kick something or someone. baelig

To lie; to fool or trick someone; to deceive. techniques used in wrestling. scaffold. a temporary structure built to work on. baen

To lie to someone, fool someone, trick someone, or deceive someone. To do wrestling tricks to someone. baen naag

To do magic on someone. bangbëngiy

Someone. beaq

To fight someone. chaam naag

Person; someone. chaaq

To give a shot to someone. chiyuusaa naag

To give a shot to someone. chuusaa naag

To give a shot to someone. chuuysaa naag

To promote or move someone up in rank. dawaechiy

To question someone; to ask. deqer

To question someone; to ask a question. deqeriy

To fool someone. fael'

To skip work, deceive someone. fael' naag

Moral song about the history of someone or something. falqëch

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

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

To ask someone something. fiith

Someone who is sick all the time. finm'aar

To fish for someone. fitaeq naag

To ask questions, questioning someone, investigate. fithfiith

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur naag

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

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

To shame someone. k'aaw

To shame someone. k'ow

To kill; to beat someone; to catch fish; to beat up. liiq

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

To entangle, to tangle, to coil loosely; to get someone involved in something. l'oobochiy

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

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

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

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

To put a sleeping spell on someone. masur

To put a sleeping spell on someone. masur naag

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

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

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

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

Someone. qay

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

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

To sit facing someone. sabal

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

To entrust someone with something. taay chiyalean

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

To push someone aside with the hands. tharab

To push someone aside with the hands. tharabeeg

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

To hang someone. thuw naag

Ceremony after someone has been buried. yaqal

Nurse for new-born infant, or child, or someone whose business is peqetaliiw. yariif

someone's

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

somersault

To do a somersault. saakaadaech

something

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

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

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

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

Heartwood; hard wood in center of something. bad

To kick something or someone. baelig

A tag that signifies something. ban

To read something written. To list or enumerate. baqëg

The body of something which can be seen, felt, or touched. bayangean

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

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

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 lift up, something laying down. bigbigiy

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

To open something. biing

To open something repeatedly. bingbiing

Spill the content of something. boobow

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

To lift up, as something lying down. bugbugiy

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

To bend something. buguy

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

Pull something from its place. buk'uluy

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

Pieces of something, particularly grass skirts. bungean

To pull out hard, jerk out something. buqöy

To drill a hole in something. burbur naag

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

To look around for something. chaachangar naag

To be together, united, stuck unto something; be added to. chaag

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

To hide something by covering it. chaapeag

To hide something by covering it. chaapëy

To litter or make a mesh of something clean. chabungeag

Something which causes an infection. chael

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

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

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

Keep something until it is needed. chaqar

To keep, save, treasure something. chaqariy

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

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

To spin or turn something; to rotate something. cheecheeleeg

To avoid something; to divert something. cheefeeg

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

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

To lift something. chibiy

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

To drink something from a straw. chiich naag

To swing something repeatedly chiichingeeg

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

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

To swing something with great force. chingeeg

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

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

To push down hard on something. chuuchuy

To hide something in. chuupiy

To purchase, buy something. chuwaqiy

To remove, take something out of something. chuweeg

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

Dust from stone which one has scraped with something. daldal

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 dry something over a fire or in the sun. deeweeg

To dry something on a fire. deey

To hold or handle something close to the chest. dibey

To leave something, to go, quit. digey

To elaborate on something. dinaey naag

To fear for something. dugow naag

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

To catch something, as a ball, flying in the air. fachoel

To catch something, as a ball, flying in the air. fachoeliy

To strip back from something. faethiy

Moral song about the history of someone or something. falqëch

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

To start, be startled because of something. faqtal

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

To flip something up suddenly which had been lying down. fartangiy

To ask someone something. fiith

To think about something. finey

To measure something, survey something, as land. foeleeg

To drink something in large gulps. foenp'iy

Arrange to do something. fool dammal

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

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

To stick something to something, attach. gabäliy

To stack something with ends matched up. gaed

The smell of something. gal'aachngin

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

To cover the hand before handling something dirty. galongeag

To saw from something. galooyochiy

The smell of something. galqachngin

The smell of something. galqöchngin

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

Size of something. gaqmun

Size of something. gaqngin

To toss something away with force. garaapëy

To spread, scatter something around. garaareag

To heat up something. gaweäliy

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

To dry something. gilik'aed

To lean against something. gireqeg

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. goethiy

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

To urgently looking for something. goroy

Appearance, of something with a bad appearance. gusun

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. guuthiy

To pry something, lever. guwes

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

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

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

To choke on something eaten. l'ad

To snatch or grab something. laeg

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

To snatch or grab something. leeg

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

To fight over something. leqag

To put something aside to ripen. lib

To put something aside to ripen. libeeg

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

To roll something. loelöbiy

To entangle, to tangle, to coil loosely; to get someone involved in something. l'oobochiy

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

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

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

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

Necessity for something. maamaqën

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

To be scared of something, be afraid of something. madugdaeg

Sit, lie, or stand on something uncomfortably, as sleeping on a bed with a stone underneath. mael'igil'

To wash something, to bathe. maelukuy

To swamp or sink something. mak'eag

Sugar cane; something so good you don't want to stop doing it. mak'il

To pile something high. maqub

To pile something high. maquf

To drink something. maqun

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

Spoil, of something raw. margag

To strike, chop, hit with something. marooth

To strike, chop, hit with something. maroothiy

To do work, do a job, to work something. maruweliy

Touch something to another thing. matheag

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

Infused with whether, gas by something, or water, cloth, etc.; to be an expert in something. nad

To change something, to cause something to become something. ngal'uweeg

To siphon something to a container. ngal'uweeg

To stretch something. ngeereeg

To remind so as to not forget something. noopaqëy

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

To flatten, as ground; to settle down something to balance. paeseag

Glimpse of something. palpalean

To cause something to disappear. (slang: to disappear especially when work is to be done). peeleeg

Torn off of something. poof

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

To remind somebody of something he would rather forget. puwlal

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

To cut part of something to plant. qachathiy

To cut a piece of something to plant. qachfaethiy

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

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

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

To smoke something, as fish. qathqaath naag

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

To dig something from the ground like yam. qiriy

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

To rub something until it is flat and smooth. raaweeg

To stick something into something else. rëg

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saap naag

To pull something with both hands. saapar

To pull something with both hands. saapariy

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saapeag

To accidentally say or do something; to chance. sach

To sell something retail. siyoobaay

To make something look one way. soopeag

To direct something in a certain direction. soreag

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

To rub something against something repeatedly. sursuruy

To entrust someone with something. taay chiyalean

To be able, as to do something. tael

Cause of something, what brought something about. tapgin

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

Forceful (of people) to do something. tawaasar

To sink something, like a stone; constrasted with mak'eag "to swamp something". thabeag

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

To flick the finger and hit something. thinaeng

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

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

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

To dive for something. toelubeeg

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

To compose songs; exchange lies; to give a name to something. tunguy

Juice squeezed out of something. wachag

To drink something by lapping. waet'um

To rummage hand in looking for something. wirigiy

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

To rummage in stuff looking for something. wurugiy

To rummage in stuff looking for something. wurukiy

To drink something by sucking. wut'oem

To coil around, as of a vine around something, to embrace; to be wrinkled from age, of betel nut. yabachbach

To erect something. yabagbag

To make a fence around something. yarooriy

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

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

sometime

Sometime. baang i yaal'

Sometime. yuu ngiyaal'

somewhat

Somewhat. dakea

Somewhat strong. geälgeäl

Wild, or somewhat wild. maamagar

To like, love, want somewhat. qadqadaag

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

Somewhat runny, watery. sabärbaer

Somewhat new or clean. sabeebeqech

Somewhat bruised. sabeechbeech

Somewhat crooked, bent, curved. sabugbug

Somewhat brown colored; dirty. sabut'buut'

To shake or vibrate somewhat. sadaadaaq

To shake or vibrate somewhat. sadaqdaaq

Somewhat good. safal'feal'

Somewhat crazy, stupid. sagangan

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

To hurt somewhat. saqaaqamiith

To like, love, want somewhat. saqadqadaag

Somewhat crazy, stupid. saqäl

Somewhat crazy, drunk, or dizzy. saqaliiliy

To hurt somewhat. saqamithmiith

To open somewhat. sibingbiing

Somewhat soft. sumunguuy

Somewhat soft. sumuumunguuy

Somewhat soft. sunguunguuy

somewhere

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

To drift. To drift and arrive somewhere; to beach. madab

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

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

son

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

song

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'

Ancient songs and chant; kind of song in which a group sing. dafeal'

Moral song about the history of someone or something. falqëch

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

To sing; song. taang

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

Tempura; song in different languages. teempraa

Song in different languages mixed together. teempraa quutaa

To sing a song. yin'

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

songs

Ancient songs and chant; kind of song in which a group sing. dafeal'

Derisive songs, often coded. t'aay

To compose songs; exchange lies; to give a name to something. tunguy

sonsorol

Sonsorol island. Songchol

soon

Later, soon. taqaboech

soot

Soot. Type of fish. balath

sore

A wound or sore. fadagmus

Sore; rotten; to have confused thoughts. malaed

An ulcerated sore. rabngëg

sores

Cold sores in mouth. madoeniin

sororate

To marry in levirate or sororate. muun fangich

sorrow

Danger, sorrow. riyaq

sorry

To repent, be sorry. kal ngaen'

To pity, feel sorry for. runguy

sort

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

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

soul

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

sound

Sound like metal being pounded. chaen

To make an explosive, crackling sound. chöb

To make a continuous crackling sound. chöbchöb

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

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

To make an explosive, crackling sound. chubchub

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

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

Its sound, its noise. lingaan

To clap the hands with a hollow sound. loob

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

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

Scraping sound. waqyiy

soup

Soup. suup

sour

Sour; mean. muguniin

source

Source of water. miit ea raen

soursop

Type of tree, soursop. saawsaaw'

South

Balsa wood, which floats in from South America. The wood is used for corks for bottles, floats for nets, etc.; any soft light wood like this. badbaad

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

South. yimuch

South. yumuch

souvenirs

Souvenirs, handicrafts. sikoo

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sp

space

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

Hole, small space. magufguf

spacer

Bamboo net spacer. yir

spade

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

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

Shovel, spade. seebel

Spade. sörsör

Spade for digging. yabooq

Spain

Country of Spain, Spanish. Sapaeniis

span

To span; to measure by spanning. deadeag

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

To span; to measure by spanning between thumb and forefinger. deq naag

To span as to see if it will reach. thëtheag

Spanish

Country of Spain, Spanish. Sapaeniis

spank

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

spanning

To span; to measure by spanning. deadeag

To span; to measure by spanning between thumb and forefinger. deq naag

sparks

Flying ashes or sparks. qalburbur

speak

To speak a foreign language. gaes

To talk, speak; talk, speech, conversation. noon

To talk, speak; to chatter, talk a lot; speech, conversation. noonnoon

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

speaking

You two (speaking to young men). gäl tam

You two (speaking to young women). gäl tin

spear

Rifle; a spear gun used for fishing. booyoch

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

To make like the tip of a spear. bulsarëy naag

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

Type of spear with bamboo handle. golongthog

Type of spear without a separate handle. keey

Barb on fishing spear. loqmal

Dull, as knife or spear. muqgug

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

Fishing spear. piiskaa

Fishing spear. piiskaang

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

Battle spear. sarëy

Spear with many prongs. taawoth

spearhead

Bayonet, steal spearhead. pachooch

special

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

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

Special ocassion. gam'ing

Star; special favorite. t'uuf

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

species

Kind of, type of, species of. miit

specific

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

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

specifically

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

speciosa

Type of flowering tree Guettarda speciosa. balaaw

spectacles

Glasses, spectacles, goggles. tilgiy

spectate

To spectate; spectator. tayngëg

spectator

To spectate; spectator. tayngëg

speech

To suddenly pass through, especially said of speech. garal

Voice, speech. laam

To talk, speak; talk, speech, conversation. noon

To talk, speak; to chatter, talk a lot; speech, conversation. noonnoon

Talk, speech. numoon

Old; impertinent in speech. tanqag

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

Accent, as ni speech. toon

speed

Its speed. macharaggin

Its speed. macharagin

Its speed. macharanggin

Its speed. macharangin

speedy

Fast, speedy. supiidoo

spell

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

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

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

sperm

Semen, sperm; to ejaculate. f'uud

Semen, sperm; to ejaculate. f'uuth

spherical

Round, circular, spherical. taluulubuuy

spider

Type of plant, the spider lily. giyab

Spider. goenöw

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

Fine thread, as in a spider web. qolqol

spike

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

spill

Spill the content of something. boobow

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

To spill repeatedly. map'maap'

To pour, spill. puqög

To spill or pour repeatedly or many times. puqpuqög

spilled

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

spilling

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

spin

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 spin thread. finaeth

To spin thread. finäthiy

To turn back and forth, spin, as a log in water. leapleap

spine

Spine, horn, whale's teeth. gaaw

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

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

Coconut; coconut tree spine; any trunk, as of a tree. niiw

His spine, backbone. niiw u keeruq

spines

Type of coral with spines. cheag

spinning

Spinning top. liiliy

Spinning top. qathib

Spinning top. tangog

Spinning top. toengig

Spinning top; my younger brother. toongig

spirit

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur

To call the spirit to come to someone. fongur naag

Land spirit. giniiniy

Demon, evil spirit. kaan

A land spirit. maeriilaeng

Type of land crab; type of fresh water eel, type of fish; type of spirit. mangarngear

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

A god, the most important spirit. Ruwaqthoel

Spirit that appears through a person, familiar spirit. thagith

Image, ghost, spirit. yaqäl

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

spiritual

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

spit

Saliva, spittle, spit. nguboch

Saliva, spittle, spit. nguwoch

To spit. thuw

To spit. thuwaag

spittle

Saliva, spittle, spit. nguboch

Saliva, spittle, spit. nguwoch

Betel nut juice or spittle. quchuth

splash

To splash, sprinkle, wet. maqatang

To splash, shake, of liquid. qatuul

To splash, shake, of liquid. qatuultuul

split

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

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

To split. masëy

To split into many pieces. seesey

To split. sey

To split. soeweeg

spoil

Spoil, of something raw. margag

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

spoiled

Spoiled or rotten of cooked meat or fish. buuy'

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

sponge

Sponge; lungs. warrum

spongy

Spongy, of food. garulrul

spoon

Spoon. sapuun

spoor

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

Its spoor, mark, trail. qabaan

sporran

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

sport

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

sprain

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

To sprain, or cause a hairline bone fracture. miimiy

sprained

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

spread

To spread out in many directions. dardaar

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

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

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

To spread, as a mat or sheet. filaeth

To spread, as a mat or sheet. filäthey

To spread, scatter something around. garaareag

To spread about, scatter around. garear

v.t. To scatter, spread about. gareareeg

To spread apart, of a girl's legs. gurudiy

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

To spread apart, of a girl's legs. mogorod

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread; to divorce. wear

To separate, divide, scatter, be spread. wearwear

To separate, divide, scatter, spread. weereeg

spring

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

To flip up, spring up, bounce up. pogthaal

Spring. qalublub

springtime

Springtime, approximately late March. dawëy

sprinkle

To splash, sprinkle, wet. maqatang

To sprinkle. qatangiy

sprout

Sprout of, a tree. baap'ngin

To sprout. bugor

Coconut embryo. To sprout, as a coconut or betel nut. buul

Sprout, seedling. noef

Sprout, seedling. nuf

Coconut with a large sprout, sprouted coconut. qurbach

sprouted

Coconut with a large sprout, sprouted coconut. qurbach

spur

Reef spur. ngeer

Stinger of stingray; spur of rooster. ruuch

spy

To spy, watch-out-for. damiit naag

To spy, watch-out-for. damiteeg

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square

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

squash

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

squashed

Out of shape, slightly squashed, deformed. paal

squat

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

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

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

To squat, sit on haunches. yumuum'

squatting

To sit in a squatting position. tabaalaaw

squeeze

To squeeze. dun'uuf

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

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

To squeeze out, wring out. qudiy

squeezed

Juice squeezed out of something. wachag

squeze

To squeze. dundun'uuf

squid

Squid. luwod

squilla

Type of crayfish, squilla. tuumeal

squirrel

Type of fish, squirrel fish. k'oon ea maeriilaeng

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stab

To pierce, stab. rugoey

To pierce, stab. rugöy

To stab. yoerugoy

stabbed

Be pierced, stabbed. p'eeg

stack

To stack something with ends matched up. gaed

To stack neatly or evenly, as with ends lined up. qubung

To stack neatly or evenly, as with ends lined up. qubunguy

To pile, stack. qufung

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

To pile, stack, group together, collect. qulunguy

stacked

Neat, stacked evenly, as with ends lined up. qubing

stag

Bachelor party, stag party. saqangqang

stage

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

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

Its upper stage, of a grass skirt. tarchaqën

Bundle, as of a stage of a grass skirt. wuuq

Hand of banana; level, grade, stage. yaan

staghorn

Type of grass (staghorn fern). gamaq

Type of grass (staghorn fern). ganaq

stamen

Breadfruit flower, stamen. faaq

Bread fruit flower stamen. faaw'

stamp

Seal, stamp. haang

Postage stamp. kiittee

stand

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

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

Sit, lie, or stand on something uncomfortably, as sleeping on a bed with a stone underneath. mael'igil'

A temporary stand, of sticks. raarëy

To stand up on one's feet. tuqlaang

standing

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

In dancing: at the beginning when all dancers are lined up, but sitting, or standing quietly, waiting for the dance to start. chap

A Yapese dance. Standing dance. gaapngëg

Dead tree which is still standing. gaath

Type of standing dance. gaesleaw

Dead tree (esp. coconut tree) which is still standing. geath

Tired, as from standing or sitting too long. magaaf

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

Standing, erect. saak'iy

Standing erect. suusuwon

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

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

star

The morning star, the evening star; Venus. Fasiiraen

The morning star, the evening star; Venus. Fisiiraen

Meteor, shooting star. qalbeengir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbeyngir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbiingir

Meteor, shooting star. qalbiyngir

Star; special favorite. t'uuf

star-apple

Apple, star-apple, mountain apple. qarfaath

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

stare

To stare at, look at. yaeliy

start

In dancing: at the beginning when all dancers are lined up, but sitting, or standing quietly, waiting for the dance to start. chap

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

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

To get started, start to go. get up and go. deeg

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

To start, be startled because of something. faqtal

The place where a tree start branching off. gapar

To start, to leave. poes

"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 initiate, start. qoeb

To initiate, start. qoebeeg

To come into being, become, be created, start, begin. sum

To create, initiate, begin, start. sunumeeg

To create, initiate, begin, start. sunumiy

To start, begin. tabab

To get up to go, suddenly with start. waqtal

started

To get started, start to go. get up and go. deeg

starter

Slow starter, slowpoke. ganmagëy

startle

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

startled

To start, be startled because of something. faqtal

To be startled, surprised. gin

state

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

Main town in Yap State. Doonguch

station

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

stative

Stative. ma

statue

Statue, doll. liyoos

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

stay

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

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

steady

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

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

steal

To hide, steal. lingeeg

Bayonet, steal spearhead. pachooch

To steal, rob. qiring

To steal, rob. qirqiring

steam

Steam qaybeab

steel

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

Flint and steel. saant'ing

Steel ball. teech

Steel, iron. waasëy

steering

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

steering-paddle

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

stem

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

Stem, trunk, cause. keenggin

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

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

Taro leaf stem; new leaves of banana tree. qochqoch

Edible stem of certain sweet taro. rafung

Yam in general, those with vine stem. warduq

Its bone, its stem. yil'

step

Gaff step, mast step, foot of mast. gusgus

To step over. luk'aaf

To step on. moed

To step on. moedoed

Step; ladder. taawoq

Step, grade, level, story or floor of a building. thael

To lift the foot, to step with the foot. yif'

To step on; to look for, search for. yit'

To step on; to look for, search for. yoet'

steps

Steps on coconut tree. folfol

To make steps on a coconut tree. folfol naag

stick

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

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

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

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

Base of, as tree, stick, etc. chapin

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

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

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

To stick to, attach, be up against;. gabad

To stick to, attach, be up against. gabadiy

To stick, adhere. gabael

To stick something to something, attach. gabäliy

Husking stick, one that is anchored down. gasfath

Husking stick. gästhiiw

To husk coconuts; to dig ground with stick. giiq

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

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

Digging stick. liil

Stick for taking food from pot. lukur

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

Stick together, like gum in hair. meechigaaf

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

To stick a stick into the ground. raeg

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. reeg

To stick something into something else. rëg

To stick a stick into the ground repeatedly. regreeg

To stick in repeatedly. rëgrëg

Walking stick. soog

Curved stick or probe for investigating holes. thaloom

A support like a stick, etc., usually temporary. tugtug

Type of digging stick or shovel. yabwoq

sticks

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'

Counter for sticks. lear

Half; also counter for sticks and long objects. lëy

Bamboo dance sticks. mooch

A temporary stand, of sticks. raarëy

Bamboo dance sticks. rey

Bundle of anything like long sticks, bamboo, etc. thum

sticky

Sticky, clinging, like mud. chingching

Sticky gabälbael

Type of tree sticky fruit. gabälbael

Sticky like glue. koolkool

Moist and sticky. lämlaem

Sticky, soft of inside, of food. maloogguy

stiff

Stiff, frozen. magear

Stiff. margëy

Hard, strong, forceful, stiff; short-tempered; bad sport; left over and reuseable thatch on a roof when you're going to thatch again; ripe, as fruit. qël

Hard, strong, forceful, stiff. qëlqël

stiffen

Stiffen up, as a carcass. quthuuk'iy

still

Dead tree which is still standing. gaath

Dead tree (esp. coconut tree) which is still standing. geath

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

Also, again, yet, still. ku

Still small enough for a waay, of a baby. madwaay

If only; too much; still, yet. yugu

sting

Type of fish, sting ray. rawul

stinger

Stinger of stingray; spur of rooster. ruuch

stinging

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

Tingling, stinging sensation. mathiith

Stinging sensation, as a burn. thoeth

stingray

Type of fish, stingray. roel

Type of fish, stingray. roöl

Stinger of stingray; spur of rooster. ruuch

Type of stingray. wuthmaloob

stingy

Mean, stingy person. kaakaaw

Mean, stingy, wicked. kaan

Stingy. keech

Stingy. siqin

Hot pepper, stingy (slang). t'eabil

Pepper; stingy (slang). t'eebil

stir

To stir. girfiy

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 stir up, to muddy (water). qärqaruy

To stir up. qaruy

stirred

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

Muddy, of water which has been stirred up. roekroek

stomach

Stomach or intestine. cheew

To pull in the stomach. gaal'

Overhang, as a fat stomach. gapulpuul

Elephantiasis of stomach, scrotum, arm, etc. siimaaw

Stomach. yal

stone

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

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

To make a levee or a stone wall. chabogiy

Type of black stone. daabach

Dust from stone which one has scraped with something. daldal

Type of stone. fasiin

Stone money. feaq

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

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

Sit, lie, or stand on something uncomfortably, as sleeping on a bed with a stone underneath. mael'igil'

Stone, rock; a grave. malaang

Whet stone, sharpening stone. ngadaq

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

Type of valuable stone money. raay

Stone money. tanmoon

Type of stone. taqling

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

To sink something, like a stone; constrasted with mak'eag "to swamp something". thabeag

Type of stone. t'uuf

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

stonefish

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

stones

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

The three cooking stones. nguchol

Fish trap made of stones. qäch

stool

Copra grating stool, grater. wathngëg

stoop

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

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

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

To stoop. samoermoer

To stoop. simoermoer

To stoop. sumoermoer

stooping

Type of stooping dance. barug

stop

An expression said as a kind of blessing when womeone coughs or sneezes, so he will stop. chub

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

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

Sugar cane; something so good you don't want to stop doing it. mak'il

Vacation, break (in work); a stop; to stop. matal

v.i. To stop repeatedly. mataltal

To stop back and forth, as water in bottle. qëchqëch

To stop every now and then. sataltal

To stop, quit. taal

To stop. taaleag

To stop. taleag

To stop. teal

Typhoon, storm; glottal stop. yakoq

stopped

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

storage

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

Storage trunk. dabdeb

A cabinet or box for food storage, esp. cooked food. haaychoe

store

Store. kaentiin

storeroom

Storeroom, supply room. sookoo

stories

The country of Japan, in stories. Maerwael

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

storing

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

Container, tank for storing fuel. haaytookaang

A box, with a lock for storing belongings in. kiiwaar

storm

To calm down, as after a storm. paslag

To calm down, as after a storm. paslëg

Typhoon, storm; glottal stop. yakoq

story

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

News, story, tale, about, concerning. marungaqag

Step, grade, level, story or floor of a building. thael

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

To embellish a story, pretend, exaggerate. töng

To embellish a story, pretend, exaggerate. tung

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

Story meant for entertainment, legend. yaat

straight

Straight. k'iik'iy

Straight. k'iy

Straight, of hair. loey

To fish with straight line, to angle. lum'eag

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

To sail with the wind; go straight without turning. quliy

Straight, correct. yalquw

straighten

To do; in gosong to straighten the direction of the gosong. duum

To straighten. k'iik'iyeeg

To straighten. k'iyaag

To straighten, correct. yalquweeg

strangle

To strangle. moquchol

To strangle. quchöliy

To strangle. quchuliy

straw

To drink something from a straw. chiich naag

Drinking straw. qachiilchiil

Drinking straw. yich

stream

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

Stream lined, or compact. machugum

Stream, flow. maluul'

River, stream, creek. manaeluul'

Stream lined, of sea craft. murunguuy

strength

Its effect, strength, effectiveness. qangin

stretch

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

To stretch. ngear

To stretch something. ngeereeg

Stretch marks, as on tummy. yaleangich

stretcher

Stretcher for carrying corpse. chogyal

strike

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

To hit, strike, as a target. kaen

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

To strike, chop, hit with something. marooth

To strike, chop, hit with something. maroothiy

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

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

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

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

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

string

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

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

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

String game, cat's cradle. gaagëy

To string coconuts for carrying. githeethey

Rope, string; a line. gof

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

Bundle of thread, rope, string. muul

A string of coconuts which have been husked. muyeeg

String made from coconut fiber. qaaw

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

String. soogom

Rope, string; twist-tabacco. tael

String game, cat's-cradle. tagaagëy

Classifier for string of shell money. thaaq

String, fiber; connection, relationship. thaaq

Small string, thread. tireet

A string for stringing fish. toofaay

Line or string for carrying fish. yeeg

A string for stringing fish. yoofaay

To string, to thread, as a needle. yuuy'

stringbean

Fibrous, like an old stringbean. thaqthaaq

stringing

A string for stringing fish. toofaay

A string for stringing fish. yoofaay

A line for stringing fish. yoofëy

strings

Classifier for betel nuts and certain fruits, also for lines, strings, etc. yael'

strip

To strip back from something. faethiy

To strip or pick leaves from a branch. laapoef

To strip or pick leaves from a branch. leepoef

To strip bark from hibiscus. loepoef

Strip of coconut leaf for tying. quloech

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

striped

Striped, in color. mayoolyool

Type of orange striped trigger fish. moelngith

Type of kafar; striped. thum'thuum'

stripes

Red and black stripes on a canoe. chael

Type of eel with white stripes, type of fish. fiyaath

stripped

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

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

strive

To strive for. qathmagiliy

strong

Strong, of betel nut. baleal

A strong man; giant. faamsow

Somewhat strong. geälgeäl

Strong. geel

Weak, not strong. moqwaer

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

Strong, of betel nut. qël wochëqën

Hard, strong, forceful, stiff. qëlqël

Strong, of betel nut. yuubaleal

struck

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

structure

To lie; to fool or trick someone; to deceive. techniques used in wrestling. scaffold. a temporary structure built to work on. baen

A beam in a house structure. maqbil

structures

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

struggle

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

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

To struggle over. maeleqag

To struggle over. maeluqag

strung

Type of tree whose wood is used for building; the flower is strung into garlands. biyquch

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gälfow

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gilföw

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

stub

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

stubborn

Sullen, stubborn; to be stubborn, sullen. gär-aen'

Stubborn, selfish. geel fean

Stubborn. geel yuwaan

To be stubborn, sullen. magear-aen'

Stubborn. qël miit

Stubborn. sibiriir

stuck

To be together, united, stuck unto something; be added to. chaag

To get stuck or glued together. chaagil

United, together; stuck together. cheag

To get stuck or glued together. cheegil

Tight, stuck, like the top of a bottle. machëqchëq

To get jammed, stuck, clamped in. maqachthal

Stuck, embedded. miit

Stuck, embedded. mitmiit

Stuck to, joined to, connected to. peeth

Added to, or stuck to. yagag

study

To learn, study, teach. fil

To study, learn. fool

School; to study. sukuul

stuff

Ta pack in, stuff, shake down. chingadiy

To pack in, stuff, shake down. chug

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

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

Packed solid with stuff. paching

To stuff into, as into a crack. thurpiy

To rummage in stuff looking for something. wurugiy

To rummage in stuff looking for something. wurukiy

stump

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

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

Stump of dead coconut tree. buchbuch

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

Tree stump. maatabuul

Stump of a coconut tree. michin

Stump of a tree, usually a coconut tree. much

Stump of a tree, usually a coconut tree. muchmuch

Its stump, as of a tree. qeenggin

stunted

Immature coconut, or betel nut, in which growth is stunted. l'iy

To cause to be stunted. yakal naag

To cause to be stunted. yakaleag

stupid

Stupid person. ganeaf

A stupid person. gangan

A stupid fellow. mälchoer

Dumb, stupid. maqay

Dumb, stupid. maqëy

Crazy, stupid. qaliiliy

Somewhat crazy, stupid. sagangan

Somewhat crazy, stupid. saqäl

sty

Pig sty. chilngab

Pig sty. chumal

Pen, as for pigs; pig sty. chuum

style

Tobacco sliced Ulithian style; to slice into pieces. chiliilig

His handiwork, characteristics, style, handwriting. yuqun

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su

subject

Plural (subject number marker). gaed

Two (subject number marker). gow

Cooked, done, of food; completely familiar with a subject. n'ag

substance

Brown cloth-like substance at base of coconut tree; coconut cloth. firigniiw

Substance between llaq and rachaq. leqbuqöd

successor

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

such

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

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

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

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

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

suck

To suck (as breast); to suckle; to suck anything. doedöqöy

To suck by inhaling. fil

To suck by inhaling, inhale. filfil

To beckon, to call; to suck. pining

To beckon, to call; to suck. pinpining

sucking

Sucking the breast (child talk). tuuttuut

To drink something by sucking. wut'oem

suckle

To suck (as breast); to suckle; to suck anything. doedöqöy

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

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

sucks

A kind of bug which sucks blood and usually lives in grass skirts. children's talk for genitals. bagow

sudden

Sudden. toemagin

Sudden. toomagin

suddenly

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

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

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

To flip something up suddenly which had been lying down. fartangiy

To suddenly pass through, especially said of speech. garal

To disappear suddenly. liing

To disappear suddenly. ling

To snap or break suddenly. mathloq

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

To find or meet by accident suddenly. suk'

To get up to go, suddenly with start. waqtal

suffer

To suffer. biliig t'aay ea gaafgow

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

suffice

To make enough, to suffice. yog naag

sugar

Section, segment, as on bamboo or sugar cane. fith

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

Sugar cane; something so good you don't want to stop doing it. mak'il

To mix, as water and sugar. qarukuy

Sugar; type of small sweet banana. suugaa

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yaan

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yeen

suit

To fit, suit, be suitable or fitting; to be or become in close contact with. k'ad

suitable

To fit, suit, be suitable or fitting; to be or become in close contact with. k'ad

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

sulk

To feel rejected, reject angrily; sulk. duur

Reject angrily, sulk. tubqël

sullen

Sullen, stubborn; to be stubborn, sullen. gär-aen'

To be stubborn, sullen. magear-aen'

sun

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

Glow of light as of sun at dawn, of moonrise, or as of a town below the horizon. buräq

Glow of light as of sun at dawn, of moonrise, or as of a town below the horizon. bureq

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

Eclipse of the sun. gucheeng

Shade from the sun. taeriin

Sun. yaal'

sunburn

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

sunburnt

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

Sunday

Celebration, holiday, Sunday, week. madnam

sun-drying

Place for sun-drying. tamaal'

sunk

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

sunlight

Reflection, as of sunlight on water. loelfiy

Reflection, as of sunlight on water. luulfiy

sunset

Sunset. litheayaal'

sunshade

Betel nut sheaths sewn together used for sunshade or umbrella. bilchigiy

sunshine

Leaves that are green due to lack of sunshine. qamireq

supererogatory

To be being wasted, supererogatory. moqadaab

superlative

Best, most, superlative. th'abii

supple

Easy to break, like young shoot of a tree; supple. bidbid

Supple, flexible. mangurngur

supply

Storeroom, supply room. sookoo

support

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

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

A support for firmnees, as in a boat. suus

A support like a stick, etc., usually temporary. tugtug

To make a support for temporary use. tugtuguy

supported

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

supporting

Roof pole, pole supporting roof. dugaq

To carry one by supporting under his arms. poeliy

suppose

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

sure

Certain, sure, definite, promised, determined. mich

Certain, sure, definite, fixed, determined. muturug

surf

To surf on a piece of board. wos

surface

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

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

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 be showing or visible, as at the surface of water. puupuw

surgeon

Type of black surgeon fish. bilaew

Type of black surgeon fish. ngaraar

surgoen

Type of surgoen fish. machagwog

surmount

To arrive at the top, to surmount. thag

surprise

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

Exclamation of surprise or fear. qiiw

surprised

To be startled, surprised. gin

surround

To surround. liiliyeeg

To surround, encircle. liyeeg

To encircle, embrace, surround. longob

To encircle, embrace, surround. longobiy

To surround with a wall, to wall-in. rungrunguy

surroundings

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

survey

To measure the length, measure land, survey. fil

To measure something, survey something, as land. foeleeg

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

surveying

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

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sw

swagger

Bravado, swagger, showing off. yargael

Bravado, swagger, showing off. yargeäl

swallow

To swallow. fuul'

swamp

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

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

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

To swamp or sink something. mak'eag

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

To sink something, like a stone; constrasted with mak'eag "to swamp something". thabeag

swamped

Full, swamped, sinking. mak'

swampy

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'

swarm

To swarm. guw

swear

To swear an oath, as by God. mow

To curse, swear, insult. yaabaq

To curse, swear, insult. yaabaqiy

sweat

To sweat. qathiithiy

Sweat, perspiration. qathuk

sweaty

To be bored with, tired of; to be sweaty. qathngol

sweep

Broom; to sweep; to scratch the ground for food, as a chicken. walguw

To sweep. walguy

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

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

sweet

Sweet potato runners. laqar

Sweet water melon. maaqiis

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

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

Sweet. qathib

Sweet. qathibthib

Edible stem of certain sweet taro. rafung

Sugar; type of small sweet banana. suugaa

To sweet talk, as a girl. took

Type of sweet betel nut. yuuqaad

sweetheart

Sweetheart. gamar

swell

To swell up; to hiccup. mathow

To swell. thuuthuw

swelling

To shatter, crack, as glass; break, as waves; decrease, of a swelling. pil

swim

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

To swim. noeng

To swim about as if trying not to get drown. noengnoeng

To swim slightly. sanöngnoeng

swimming

Swimming. manoeng

swing

To swing something repeatedly chiichingeeg

To swing something with great force. chingeeg

To rock, or swing back and forth. faesuul

To swing back and forth as a knife. furfuruy

To swing, as an axe, a knife, etc. furuy

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

To swing back and forth, or up and down. moeruur

Swing. tagmaechuul

Swing. tamagaechuul

Swing. towleal

switch

To exchange, switch, change. thiliyeeg

swivel

Swivel used to connect leader to fishline and to fishhook. saeruukaang

swollen

Swollen lymph glands. mangaang'

Swollen. thoothow

Swollen. thow

Swollen lymph nodes. wachëq

sword

Sword. saaydan

swordfish

Type of fish, swordfish. thoglaar

Swordfish. thuglaar

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sympathetic

Sympathetic, merciful. wureeng-aen'

syphilis

Syphilis. baaydook

syrup

Syrup made from palm toddy. liich

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