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paaj   {pahaj}.   archaic.   Small oven or stove; chief's land for making food.  

paan   {pahan}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. paanū; v. caus. kōpaan; n. pers. ri-paan; n. constr. paanin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   musical band; orchestra.  

paan   {pahan}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpaan; n. constr. paanin.   A fish, red snapper, Lutjanus bohar.  

paan   {pahan}.   From Engl.   Cooking pan.  

paane   {pahaney}.   archaic.   feed; give bait.  

1. Paane paane raj eo.   Feed the whale (words from a chant).  

paañ   {pahag}.   appear before an audience.  

paarōr   {paharher}.   Dial. E, W: kōpaarōr {kepaharher}   archaic.   illicit sexual intercourse; live licentiously; withdraw from society to follow one's own desires.  

paāk   See pāāk.  

pajo   {pahjew}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. pajoū; n. pers. ri-pajo; n. constr. pajoin.   prepare hermit crabs for bait.  

1. Jenaaj ruj in jibbōñ tata im pajo.   We'll get up early and squash hermit crabs for bait.  

pak   {pak}.   n. al.; n. constr. pakin.   taro residue, used for seedling after the edible portion has been cut off, usually of a mature taro.  

Pak   {pak}.   A plant, taro variety (Takeuchi); Cyrtosperm.  

pakij   {pakij}.   Also pepakij {pepakij} (eppakij {yeppakij}).   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pakijū; v. caus. kōppakij; v. caus. distrib. kōppakijkij, n. pers. ri-pakij, n. constr. pakijin; stat. adj. pakijkij.   long-winded in diving; able to stay underwater long.  

1. Ejjeḷọk pepakijin (eppakijin) ḷeeṇ.   He sure can stay long under the water.  

2. Eḷap pakij jān kwe.   I can stay under longer than you.  

3. Ippakij jān kwe.   I can hold my breath longer than you.  

4. Kōjro etal in kōppakijkij.   Let's go see which of the two of us can stay under longer.  

5. Kōmālij in ek enaaj kōppakij eok.   Eating fish brains will cause you to be able to hold your breath for a long time.  

pakij   {pakij}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pakiji; n. pers. ri-pakij; v. distrib. pepakijkij (eppakijkij); n. constr. pakijin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   package; pack; packet; parcel.  

1. Ikar bōk rualiktōk pakijin petkōj jāne im rọọl lōñ ḷọk eaki.   I got eight packets of biscuits from the tin and took them up. P962  

2. Kwōn pakiji nuknuk kaṇe im eermeeḷi.   Put those dresses in a package and airmail them.  

pakke   {pakkẹy}.   Also pakke {pakkey}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pakkeik; n. inal. pakkeū; v. caus. kōpakke; n. pers. ri-pakke; n. constr. pakkein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   Big gun; cannon.  

pako   {pakew}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpako; v. distrib. pepakoko (eppakoko) ; n. constr. pakoin.   A fish, general term for shark.  

1. “Jema e, etke eppakoko ijin?” ikar kate im kajjitōk.   Father, why are there so many sharks out there?” I braced myself and asked. P1005  

2. Aje ej kōṃṃan jān kilin pako.   The aje is made from shark skin. S11  

3. Ekkar ñan bwebwenato, elukkuun pepakoko lowaan to in.   As the story goes, this pass is teeming with sharks. P1321  

pako korak   {pakew kʷerak}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpako korak; n. constr. pako korakin.   A fish, shark, Trisenodon obesus.  

pako mej   {pakew mẹj}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpako mej; n. constr. pako mejin.   A fish, shark grouper, Carcharhinus melanopterus.  

pako tiltil   {pakew tiltil}.   A fish, tiger shark, Galeocerdo arcticus.  

pako tọrtọr   {pakew tarʷtarʷ}.   A fish, thresher shark, Alopias vulpes.  

pakoon eoon pedped   {pakewen yewen pedped}.   A fish, ground shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus.  

paḷ   {paḷ}.   v. adj., tr. paḷe; n. inal. paḷū; v. caus. kōpaḷ; n. pers. ri-paḷ; v. distrib. pepaḷpaḷ (eppaḷpaḷ).   furious; angry; eager for revenge; envious; jealous.  

1. Eḷap an ḷōṃaraṇ paḷe doon.   They are both eager for revenge.  

2. Eppaḷpaḷ ḷeeṇ.   He's always trying to get revenge.  

paḷ   {paḷ}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. paḷe; n. inal. paḷū; v. caus. kōpaḷ; n. pers. ri-paḷ; v. distrib. pepaḷpaḷ (eppaḷpaḷ); n. constr. paḷin.   fishbone stuck in throat.  

paḷ   {paḷ}.   A coral which can be used as sandpaper.  

paḷōj   {pahḷej}.   Variant form of paḷōt {pahḷet}.  

paḷōt   {pahḷet}.   Also paḷōt {paḷet}, paḷōj {pahḷej}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. paḷōte; n. pers. ri-paḷōt; v. distrib. pepaḷōtḷōt (eppaḷōtḷōt); n. constr. paḷōtin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pallet.  

1. Paḷōji ṃweiuk kaṇe bwe ren ṃukko.   Put the merchandise on the pallet so we may winch them up.  

pañ   {pag}.   v. intr., tr. pañe; v. caus. kōpañ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   prepare to strike; put up fists.  

1. Ḷeo ej pañ pein in itōn bait.   He is putting up his fists to fight.  

pañijñij   {pagijgij}.   v. adj., tr. pañijñiji; n. inal. pañijñijū; v. caus. kōpañijñij; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tremor or vibration caused by sound of gun or thunder; loud, as of a burst.  

1. Eḷap an pañijñij ainikien pakke eṇ.   The noise of the cannon shook everything.  

pao   {pahwew}.   n. inal. paoū; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   appearance; feature.  

1. Eṃṃan pao tok in āneo.   The islet looks good from here (on a boat).  

parij   {parij}.   Variant form of bale {balẹy}.  

parijet   {pariyjẹt}.   n. al.; n. inal. parijetū; n. constr. parijetin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   lagoon shore; lagoon beach; seacoast; seashore.  

1. Lali ek kaṇ parijet.   Look at those fish at the shore.  

parok   {parekʷ}.   Also ailparok {hayilparekʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kōparok; n. constr. parokin.   cumbersome; troublesome; burdensome; very busy.  

1. Iparok kōn katak lōñlōñ kein aō.   I'm very busy with my many assignments.  

parōk   {parek}.   faint; overworked.  

1. Iṃōk im parōk, kwōn jipañ eō.   I'm tired and faint, please help me. (from a hymn)  

pat   {pat}.   n. al.; n. inal. patū; v. distrib. pepatpate (eppatpate); n. constr. patin.   swamp.  

1. Eppatpate iooj in ānin.   There are lots of swamps in the interior of this islet.  

pata   {pahtah}.   moon phase, usually when the moon in just starting to appear in the western skies (taktakin ae), when it's in the middle of the sky (lipepe), and when it rises in the eastern sky (tutuun ae), as the sun goes down. When it's in between taktakin ae and lipepe, it's called limetak. When it's between lipepe and tutuun ae, it's called limeto.  

1. Pataan allōñ ṇa irilik.   When it rains and the moon is just appearing in the western sky we say it's due to moon phase in the western sky.  

pata   {pahtah}.   v. adj., tr. pataik; v. caus. kōpata.   war; campaign.  

1. Eḷap an kar lōñ mej ilo pata eo kein karuo.   Very many died in World War II.  

pata   {pahtah}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pataik; n. inal. pataū; n. constr. patain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. pata..   numerous; common.  

1. Eḷap an pata ṃọle eṇ.   Rabbitfish are very common there.  

pata   {pahtah}.   useless; good for nothing; in vain; see ba pata.  

1. “Ejej tokjān aṃ kairuj pata baḷuun eṇ.   There’s no point in alarming that plane. P934  

2. Eḷap aṃ rūtto pata.   You don't seem to have learned anything with the years.  

3. Kwaar jukuuḷ pata.   You went to school for nothing.  

pate   {pahtey}.   Variant form of pāte {paytey}.  

pati   {patiy}.   Variant form of pāti {paytiy}.  

patōk   {patek}.   Transitive form of patpat {patpat}.  

patōḷ   {pateḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. patōḷe; n. constr. patōḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bicycle pedal.  

1. Ia ṇe kwōj patōḷ ḷọk ñane?   Where are you pedaling to?  

patpat   {patpat}.   v. intr., tr. patōk; n. inal. patpatū; n. pers. ri-patpat; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; 1/.   throw down, as in wrestling; throw on the ground.  

1. Eḷap an kar patpat ḷeo juon ṇai laḷ.   The other one was thrown down hard.  

2. Rūkadek ro raar uñtaak im rōpatōk ḷeo juon.   The drunks were wrestling and one threw the other down.  

patpat   {patpat}.   v. intr., tr. patōk(e); n. inal. patpatū; n. pers. ri-patpat; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wash rice.  

1. Ewi ledik eo bwe en etal patpat raij?   Where is the girl that is supposed to go wash the rice?  

  {pay}.   n. inal. peū.   arm; hand; wing; fin.  

1. “Ioḷe jera e, letok peiūṃ bwe koṃwij tan etal kiiō,” eba im jaake tok pein.   Well my friend, let me shake your hand because it looks like you are leaving now,” he said as he reached out his hand. P472  

pāāk   {payak}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. inal. pāākū; v. caus. kōpāāk; v. distrib. pepāākāk (eppāākāk); n. constr. pāākin.   bag; burlap sack; pouch.  

pāāk   {payak}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pāāke; n. inal. pāākū; n. constr. pāākin.   back up; reverse.  

1. Imaroñ ke pāāk waj ñan jeṇe?   Can I back up to there?  

pāāntōre   {payantẹrẹy}.   From Engl.   cupboard; pantry; food cabinet.  

pāāñ   {payag}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pāāñe; n. inal. pāāñū; n. pers. ri-pāāñ; n. constr. pāāñin.   bank, financial; safe; cash box.  

1. Epeḷḷọk ke pāāñ eṇ?   Is the safe open?  

2. Kwōn pāāñi ṃani nājū.   Put my money in the safe.  

pāāñkōḷ   {payagkeḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kōpāāñkōḷ; n. constr. pāāñkōḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bracelet; bangle; wear a bracelet.  

1. Kwōn pāāñkōḷ tok ñan bade eṇ.   Wear a bracelet to the party.  

pāāñkōrab   {payagkerab}.   From Engl.   v. adj.; n. inal. pāāñkōrabū; v. caus. intr. kōpāāñkōrab, tr. kōpāāñkōrabe; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bankrupt; broke.  

1. Epāāñkōrab ṃōn wia eo an.   His business went bankrupt.  

pāār   {payar}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. distrib. pepāārār (eppāārār); n. constr. pāārin.   bear.  

pāāt   {payat}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pāāte; n. inal. pāātū; v. caus. kōpāāt; n. constr. pāātin.   ebb tide; low tide; stranded high-and-dry.  

1. Enañin pāāt ke?   Is the tide low yet?  

2. Epāāte piiḷ tūreep eo.   The field trip ship was stranded high and dry.  

3. Jen kōpāātḷọk.   Let's wait for the tide to go out.  

pāāt ṃōṇakṇak   {payat ṃeṇakṇak}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pāāt ṃōṇakṇakū; v. caus. kōpāāt ṃōṇakṇak; n. constr. pāāt ṃōṇakṇakin.   lowest ebb tide.  

1. Jen ilān eọñōd bwe epāāt ṃōṇakṇak.   Let's go fishing because there's an extremely low tide.  

pābōḷ   {paybeḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pābōḷe; n. inal. pābōḷū; v. caus. kōpābōḷ; n. pers. ri-pābōḷ; n. constr. pābōḷin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bevel.  

1. Kwōn jouj in pileini ekkar ñan pābōḷ e an wūntō e.   Please plane it so it can fit the bevel of the window sill.  

pād   {pad}.   v. intr., tr. pādjaake, pādkaake; n. pers. ri-pād; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   be somewhere; stay; remain; be left; stop, in the sense of stay; attend; exist; presence.  

1. Ear pādjake jemān aujpitōḷ.   He stayed with his father at the hospital.  

2. Ej pād tok wōt iaetọ kaṇ raan jab kein.   He stays mostly on the outer islets nowadays.  

3. Iar jeḷā ke epād ilo ruuṃ eo.   I knew of his presence in the room.  

4. Kwaar pād ke ilo kwelọk eo?   Did you attend the meeting?  

5. Kwōn pād wōt.   Stay here.  

6. Kwōnaaj pādjake peiṃ ḷọk em eanilen.   You'll keep putting off getting your hand fixed until it gets infected.  

pād bajjek   {pad bajjẹk}.   idle; loaf.  

1. Etke kwōj pād bajjek?   Why are you idling?  

pād o   {pad wẹw}.   Also pāddo {paddẹw}.   off and on.  

1. Ej pāddo wōt.   It rains off and on.  

2. Pād o lio in.   Shucks, here she comes again.  

pādādijṃaan   {padadijṃahan}.   Variant form of pādālijṃaan {padalijṃahan}.  

pādāl   {padal}.   Also pedāl {pedal}.   archaic.   push up soil, of roots.  

pādālijṃaan   {padalijṃahan}.   Also pādādijṃaan {padadijṃahan}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpādālijṃaan; n. constr. pādālijṃaanin.   A plant, a grass; refers to both Fimbristylis atollensis St. John and Eleocharis geniculata (L.) R S., both of the Cyperaceae.  

pāddo   {paddẹw}.   Variant form of pād o {pad wẹw}.  

pādjake   {padjahkey}.   Transitive form of pād {pad}.  

pādkake   {padkahkey}.   Transitive form of pād {pad}.  

pāin   {payin}.   Transitive form of pepāin {pepayin}.  

pāin ni   {payin niy}.   n. al.; n. constr. pāin niin.   Green coconut fronds.  

pāipjek   {payipjẹk}.   Variant form of pāpijek {paypijẹk}.  

pāj   {paj}.   vulgar.   From pājrōk {pajrẹk}|.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pājū; v. caus. intr. kōpāj, tr. kōpāje; n. constr. pājin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   circumcised penis.  

pājeñ   {pajeg}.   n. al.; n. inal. pājeñū; v. caus. kōpājeñ; n. constr. pājeñin.   breastbone of a fowl.  

pājrōk   {pajrẹk}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpājrōk; n. constr. pājrōkin.   A fish, chub or rudder fish, Kyphosus vaigiensis.  

pāl   {pal}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. pālin.   To die, of arrowroot, signaling time for digging the root; arrowroot season.  

1. Epāl ṃakṃōk kaṇ.   The arrowroot are dying.  

2. Kōpooj dunen kōb ko bwe epāl.   Prepare the shovels for it's arrowroot digging time.  

pāl   {pal}.   archaic.   formant in place names; house; see pelpel.  

pāl   {pal}.   From ppālpāl "flutter"   formant in place names; blow.  

pāl-   {pal-}.   v. dir. pāltok/ḷọk/waj, n. inal. pāltok/ḷọk/wajū, v. dir. caus. kōpāltok/ḷọk/waj.   leap; jump; soar.  

pāle   {palẹy}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpāle; n. constr. pālein.   torch made from dried fronds.  

1. Kwōnañin bọk ke pāle?   Haven't you wrapped a torch yet?  

pālee-   {paleye-}.   n. inal. pāleō.   spouse; wife; husband.  

1. Pāleen wōn kōrā eṇ?   Whose wife is she?  

pāleen   See pālee-. spouse of.  

pāleen   See pālee-.  

pālele   {palẹylẹy}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pāleek; n. inal. pāleleū; v. caus. kōpālele; n. pers. rippālele; n. constr. pālelein.   marriage; married.  

1. Ñāāt eṇ erro ar pālele jāne?   Since when have they been married?  

pāleṃoron   {palẹyṃerʷen}.   n. al.; n. constr. pāleṃoronin.   trusted friend of a chief; member of a clan a chief is especially fond of; favorite of a chief.  

1. Pāleṃoron ro an irooj eṇ raṇe.   They are the chief's bosom friends.  

pālep   {palep}.   Dial. W, E: wōllaañ {wellahag}.   A fish, Moorish idol, Zanclus cornutus.  

pālep   {palep}.   Dialectal variant of wōllaañ {wellahag}.  

pālle   {palley}.   v. distrib. pepāllele (eppāllele); v. caus. distrib. tr. kōppālleleik; n. pers. ri-pālle.   western; foreign; see balle.  

1. “Juon ri-pālle ear letok nejū ak kiiō ejorrāān im ijaje kōṃṃane.”   A foreigner gave it to me, but now it’s broken and I don’t know how to fix it.” P213  

2. Āinwōt ad kar ba ṃokta bwe ri-Ṃajeḷ rainin eḷap wōt aer ḷōmṇak kōn ṃōñā in pālle āinwōt raij, pilawā, jukwa im men ko jet.   As we mentioned before, Marshallese today prefer imported foods like rice, flour, sugar, and so forth. S25  

3. Eppāllele ālkin an rọọltok jān Amedka.   He's acting westernized ever since he came from America.  

4. Kwōn jab kōppālleleik eok.   Don't pretend to be an American  

pālli-   {palli-}.   Also pāli-.   n. inal. pāllū.   head wreath of; possessive classifier, flowers or wreaths worn on head.  

1. Ej pālōk kūrawūn eo pāllin.   She's wearing her crown.  

2. Pāllin ta ṇe kwōj ḷōōte?   What's that lei you're stringing for?  

pāllin   See pālli-.  

pālmuuj   {palmiwij}.   n. al.; n. constr. pālmuujin.   cloud formation preceding storm.  

pālo   {palew}.   Also pālu.   v. adj.; n. inal. pāloū; v. caus. kōpālo; n. pers. ri-pālo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. pālu.   worn out; tired out; very busy; occupied; engaged; obsessed; weary.  

1. Armej pālu ḷeeṇ.   That's one tired guy!  

2. Eḷap an lio pālo kōn ajri ro nājin.   She is worn out from taking care of her children.  

pālōk   {palẹk}.   Transitive form of pālpel {palpẹl}.  

pālpel   {palpẹl}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pālōk; n. inal. pālpelū; v. caus. kōpālpel; n. pers. ri-pālpel; n. constr. pālpelin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   put wreath on one's head; wear flowers on head.  

1. Ej pāliki ut ko pāllin.   She's putting flowers on as a wreath.  

2. Ej pālōke ut eo pāllin.   She's putting on a wreath.  

3. Ej pālpel (kōn) ut.   She has flowers on her head.  

pālpilikio   {palpilikiyew}.   A fish, parrotfish, Callyodon pulchellus.  

pālu   {paliw}.   archaic.   From maṇs name Pālu   VIP; big shot; important person.  

1. Ḷeeṇ epālu ioon armej ro.   He's an important person.  

pāḷōt   {payḷet}.   Variant form of pọḷot {paḷʷet}.  

pānāpnep   {paynapnẹp}.   Also penabnōb {peynabnẹb}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pānāpnepū; n. pers. ri-pānāpnep.   filch; steal; inquisitive, of hands only; kleptomania.  

1. Ripānāpnep eo ṇe.   He has sticky fingers.  

pānuk   {panikʷ}.   v. intr., tr. pānuki; v. distrib. pepnuknuk (eppānuknuk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pile up; gather; put clothes away carelessly; jumble; stow.  

1. Ear lilu (illu) im pepnuknuk (eppānuknuk) ṇabōjḷọk nuknuk.   He got angry and threw clothes all over the place.  

2. Eṃōj pānuk ioon wab eo kōn armej im rej ūlūl wōt jān doon, joñan an lōñ.   There were so many people on the pier that they were standing shoulder to shoulder. P1339  

3. Eṃōj pānuk ḷọk jeṇ kōn kwōpej.   The trash has been piled up over there.  

4. Raar pānuktok wōt nuknuk ṇa ije.   Someone just threw these clothes down here.  

Pānuk   {panikʷ}.   From pānuk {panikʷ} |"pile up".   n. al.; v. caus. kōpānuk; n. constr. Pānukin.   A plant, pandanus cultigen; Arno.  

pāp   {pap}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpāp; v. distrib. pāpe; n. constr. pāpin.   coconut frond; midrib of coconut frond.  

pāpijek   {paypijẹk}.   Also pāipjek {payipjẹk}.   From {pay} |"hand", pijek {pijẹk} |"defecate".   v. adj.; n. inal. pāpijekū; v. caus. kōpāpijek; n. pers. ri-pāpijek.   unlovable; revolting person; ill-bred; wretched.  

1. Bōdañ ekōpāpijeke.   He inherited his bad behavior.  

2. Bōtta epāpijek ḷọk jān Aḷōn.   Bōtta is more unlovable than Aḷōn.  

3. Epāpijek kōn an nana.   He is revolting because of his bad character.  

4. Epāpijek ṃwilin ḷadik eṇ kōn an tar jān joñan an anemkwōj.   His behavior leaves a lot to be desired because of lack of discipline.  

pāpjel ṃae   {papjel ṃahyey}.   v. intr., tr. pāpjel ṃaeik; n. inal. pāpjel ṃaeū; v. caus. kōpāpjel ṃae; n. pers. ri-pāpjel ṃae; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   oppose; stop; meet and stop; waylay, accost.  

1. Kwōn pojak wōt in pāpjel ṃae ri-kadek eo ñe enaaj itok.   Be ready to stop the drunk if he comes.  

Pāpode   {papewdey}.   From Engl.   February.  

pārājet   {payrayjet}.   v. intr., tr. pārājete; n. inal. pārājetū; v. caus. kōpārājet; n. pers. ri-pārājet; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   carry in one hand.  

1. Kwōn jab pārājete ajri ṇe bwe enaaj wōtlọk.   Don't carry that child with one hand or it will fall.  

pārokōrāāp   {payrewkerayap}.   From Engl.   paragraph.  

pārokrā   {payrekʷray}.   Variant form of pārorā {payrewray}.  

pārorā   {payrewray}.   Also pārokrā {payrekʷray}.   v. intr., tr. pārorāik; n. inal. pārorāū; v. caus. kōpārorā; n. pers. ri-pārorā; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   carry with both hands.  

1. “Māllen eañ in ebuñut ḷakijoñjoñ in,” Jema eba im ettōñ dikdik ke erro kar pārorāiki laḷ ḷọk.   This guy sure is brave,” Father said, chuckling as the two of them carried him down with both hands. P1048  

2. Kwōn pārorāik bōb ṇe.   Carry that pandanus with both hands.  

pāte   {paytey}.   Also pate {pahtey}.   slang.   From pāāt {payat}|.   v. intr.; v. caus. kōpāte.   caught in the act; be stranded high-and-dry.  

1. Bwilijmāāṇ ro raar kōpāte an kọọt.   The police caught him stealing.  

2. Epāte an ilen kọọt.   He was caught stealing.  

pāti   {paytiy}.   Also pati {patiy}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpāti; n. caus. pers. ri-kōpāti; n. constr. pātiin.   A fish, big-eyed or goggle-eyed scad fish or horse mackerel, Trachurops crumenophthalmus.  

pātōñtōñ   {paytegteg}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pātōñtōñū; v. caus. kōpātōñtōñ; n. pers. ri-pātōñtōñ.   active; vigorous.  

1. Epātōñtōñ lieṇ.   She is active.  

pātōre   {paytẹrẹy}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. intr. kōpātōre, tr. kōpātōreik; n. constr. pātōrein.   battery.  

1. Kōpātōreik teiñki ṇe.   Put batteries in that flashlight.  

pe-   {pey-}.   drift (with directionals). See petok, peto-petak, peḷọk.  

1. “Ekwe koṃeañ etal wōt im jerak, ak kab lale ṃōk ke koṃ naaj bar pe tok im eọtōk iaelōñ in,” Irooj eo eba.   Okay, go ahead and sail, but you are just going to drift and end up back here where you started,” the chief said. P253  

2. “Koṃeañ naaj bar pe tok,” irooj eo ebaj ikkūr tok.   You are going drift back here,” the Chief yelled to us. P488  

pea   {peyah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpea; n. constr. peain.   pair; couple.  

1. Jete pea in jodi eo kwaar wiaiki?   How many pairs of zoris did you buy?  

peaut   {peyahwit}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. peauti; n. pers. ri-peaut; n. constr. peautin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pay out, nautical; let out a rope to slacken it; let anchor line out to allow for tide change.  

1. Peauti añkō ṇe.   Pay out the rope for the anchor.  

peaut   {peyahwit}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. peauti; n. inal. peautū; n. pers. ri-peaut; v. distrib. pepeautut (eppeautut); n. constr. peautin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   A food, spongy meat of sprouted coconut cooked with arrowroot starch and diluted with water.  

peba   {pẹybah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. distrib. pepebaba (eppebaba); n. constr. pebain.   paper; card.  

1. “Ij aikuj etal ñan opiij eṇ in kanne pebain jerak eo an wa in.   I need to go to the District Office and fill out the sailing papers for this boat. P393  

2. Eppebaba nabōjān ṃwiin.   There is lots of paper (on the ground) outside this house.  

peba   {pẹybah}.   Also pepa {pepah}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpeba; n. constr. pebain.   A plant, pepper, Capsicum sp..  

peba   {pebah}.   Variant form of pepa {pepah}.  

ped in pā   {ped yin pay}.   Also pedenpā {pedenpay}.   n. al.; n. constr. ped in pāin.   cloud formation predicting a typhoon.  

pedakilkil   {pedakilkil}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pedakilkilū; v. caus. kōpedakilkil; v. distrib. pepedakilkil (eppedakilkil).   crumbled; shattered; broken in bits; smithereens.  

1. Erup bato eo im pepedakilkil (eppedakilkil).   The bottle broke into smithereens.  

pedaṃwijiṃwij   {pedaṃijiṃij}.   Variant form of pedañwūjñwūj {pedagʷijgʷij}.  

pedañōtñōt   {pedagẹtgẹt}.   v. adj., tr. pedañōtñōte, pedañōtñūte; n. inal. pedañōtñōtū; v. caus. kōpedañōtñōt; v. distrib. pepedañōtñōt (eppedañōtñōt).   flexible; pliable.  

1. Eḷap an pedañōtñōt būḷāwut ṇe.   That plywood is flexible.  

pedañwūjñwūj   {pedagʷijgʷij}.   Also pedañutñut {pedagʷitgʷit}, pedañotñot {pedagʷetgʷet}, pedaṃwijṃwij {pedaṃijiṃij}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. constr. pedañwūjñwūjin.   deafening; resounding.  

1. Joñan an peran jañin baaṃ eo ekiōk pedañwūjñwūj.   The explosion was so loud it was nearly deafening.  

pedāp   {pedap}.   A fish, large eel; female eel.  

peddejak   {peddeyjak}.   Also peddejak {peddejak}.   v. adj., tr. peddejake; n. inal. peddejakū; v. caus. kōpeddejak; v. distrib. pepeddejake (eppeddejake).   spread abroad; covered with; replete with.  

1. Eppeddejake ānin kōn mā.   This island is covered with breadfruit.  

peddejọkwe   {peddejakʷey}.   Also peddejake {peddejakey}.   v. intr..   smashed; mangled; crushed.  

1. Ewōtlọk im peddejọkwe ioon laḷ.   It fell and got smashed on the ground.  

pedej   {pedej}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. distrib. pepedejdej (eppedejdej); n. constr. pedejin; -ḷọk.   fall and get squashed; fall flat; flat.  

1. Epedejḷọk juon mā.   A breadfruit fell and got squashed.  

2. Ilo iien rak eo, ear eppedejdej iuṃwin aolep mā.   During the summer there was squashed ripe breadfruit under all the breadfruit trees.  

3. Ḷak jọteen ḷọk eo elur pedejdej ak kōmmān bwilōñ ke ejej iju i lañ meñe en kar or bwe ejej kōdọ i mejatoto.   It was completely calm as the evening came on but we were surprised that there weren’t any stars in the sky when we should have seen them as there wasn't a speck of cloud in the sky. P1031  

4. Lur pedejdej   Flat calm  

pedej   {pedej}.   expression, "chicken!"; "coward!"; "yellow!".  

pedenpā   {pedenpay}.   Variant form of ped in pā {ped yin pay}.  

pedeọ   {pedeyaw}.   Also peleọ {peleyaw}.   A fish, Moorish idol (?).  

pedet armej   {pedet harmẹj}.   Also perōt armej {peret harmẹj}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pedet armejū; n. constr. pedet armejin.   forward; presumptuous; imposing, conceited, inconsiderate.  

1. Eperōt armej kijak eṇ.   That fellow is inconsiderate of everyone.  

2. Joñan an pedet armej, edeḷọñ im kọkkure kweilọk eo.   He's so forward, he went in and broke up the meeting.  

pedetaij   {peydeytahyij}.   From Engl.   paradise.  

pedkat   {pẹdkat}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pedkate; n. inal. pedkatū; v. distrib. pepedkatkat (eppedkatkat), pepedkate (eppedkate), pedkate; n. constr. pedkatin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. pedkatkōt..   mud.  

1. Eḷap an pepedkate (eppedkate) lowaan iaḷ eo.   The road is muddy.  

pedo   {pedew}.   v. adj., tr. pedowan; n. inal. pedoū; v. caus. kōpedo; v. distrib. pepedodo (eppedodo); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   lie on stomach; fall on face; turn over; capsize.  

1. Eṃṃan wōt babu pedo ippa.   I like to sleep on my stomach.  

2. Ettōr em pedo.   He ran and fell on his face.  

3. Lale kottōr em pedowan ajri ṇe.   If you run with the baby you may fall with it on its face.  

4. Ḷeo iba eppedodo ṇe.   This is the man that always falls on his face.  

pedobar   {pẹdẹwbar}.   sea slug; Nudibranchs Onchidium sp.  

1. Epedobare pedpedin likin ānin.   There are plenty of sea-slugs on the ocean-side reef of this island.  

pedowan   {pedewwan}.   Transitive form of pedo {pedew}.  

pedọḷ   {pedaḷʷ}.   A plant; see pādāl and pādālijṃaan.  

pedped   {pedped}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pedpede; n. pers. ri-pedped; v. distrib. pedpede; n. constr. pedpedin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   foundation; reef; floor of house; slab; base; basis.  

1. Bwidej ej pedped eo an aolep menin jeraaṃṃan.   Land is the basis of all wealth.  

2. Emake pedpede likin ānin.   This island has quite a reef.  

peed   {peyed}.   Variant form of peet {peyet}.  

peejnej   {pẹyẹjnẹj}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. peejneje; n. inal. peejnejū; n. pers. ri-peejnej; n. constr. peejnejin.   business; to cheat.  

1. Kwōn jab peejneje armej kōn waj nana kaṇe.   Stop cheating people with those poor quality watches.  

peek   {peyek}.   v. intr., tr. peeke.   dominate; own; rule over.  

1. Eban peek eō.   He'll never dominate me.  

peek   {peyek}.   Transitive form of pepe {peypey}.  

peekdu   {peyekdiw}.   Also peekdu {pẹyẹkdiw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpeekdu; n. constr. peekduin.   A fish.  

peeḷ   {peyeḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. peeḷin.   bell.  

peeḷ   {peyeḷ}.   Dial. E only; see tape {tapẹy}   vulgar.   v. intr., tr. peeḷe; n. inal. peeḷū; v. caus. kōpeeḷ; n. pers. ri-peeḷ; v. distrib. pepeeḷeḷ (eppeeḷeḷ).   sexual intercourse.  

peen   {peyen}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. peenin.   pen.  

peenen   {peyenyen}.   From peen {peyen}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. peenenū; v. caus. intr. kōpeenen, tr. kōpeenene; n. constr. peenenin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   use a pen.  

1. An wōn ṇe peen kwōj peenen kake?   Whose pen are you using?  

2. Jab inepata bwe inaaj kapeenen eok ippa.   Don't worry because I'll let you use my pen.  

peenjej   {peyenjej}.   Also pinjej {pinjej}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. peenjejin.   pincers; pliers.  

peeñka   {peyegkah}.   From Engl. banker.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. peeñkaū; v. caus. intr. kōpeeñka, tr. kōpeeñkaik; n. pers. ri-peeñka; n. constr. peeñkain.   A card game.  

1. Inaaj kapeeñkaik eok.   I'll take you to a banker game.  

2. Rej peeñka.   They are playing banker.  

peet   {pẹyẹt}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. peete; n. pers. ri-peet; n. constr. peetin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   To survey; oversee; search in a large area.  

1. Rej ilān peet im kappukottok bao eo jibwin.   They're off to search for his pet bird.  

peet   {peyet}.   Also peed {peyed}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. peetin.   bed.  

peij   {pẹyij}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. peijin.   page.  

1. Jete peij in bok ṇe aṃ?   How many pages in that book of yours?  

peij   {pẹyij}.   From Engl.   v. adj.; n. inal. peijū; v. caus. intr. kōpeij, tr. kōpeiji; n. pers. ri-peij; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bass.  

1. Ejjeḷam peijin.   He has a very deep voice.  

peikan   {pẹyikan}.   From Engl.   v. adj.; n. inal. peikanū; v. caus. intr. kōpeikan, tr. kōpeikane; n. pers. ri-peikan.   pagan; heathen.  

peiṃ   See . arm, hand, wing.  

pein   See . arm, hand, wing.  

peinabōḷ   {pẹyinahbeḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpeinabōḷ; n. constr. peinabōḷin.   pineapple.  

peinael   {pẹyinayẹl}.   From Engl. paint oil   paint thinner.  

1. “Ak erki tāāñin peinael ko?” Jema ebar kajjitōk.   Where are the containers of paint thinner?" Father asked. P410  

2. Peinael!” Jema euwaake.   Paint oil!” Father replied. P627  

peiū   See . arm, hand, wing.  

pej   {pẹj}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpej; n. constr. pijin.   Discarded pandanus key; dry key of pandanus fruit.  

pej   {pẹj}.   n. al.; n. inal. pejū; n. constr. pijin.   placenta.  

1. Ekaamijak pej eṇ pijin lieṇ.   She has a malignant placenta.  

pej   {pẹj}.   Variant form of pij {pij}.  

pejaju   {pejahjiw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pejajuuk; n. pers. ri-pejaju; n. constr. pejajuin.   pound; beat; spank; thrash; clobber.  

1. Jemān ear pejajuuk kōn an kar jako boñ.   Her father spanked her for going out last night.  

2. Rōpejajuuk kumi eo an.   His team got clobbered at the games.  

pejao   {pejahwew}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. pers. ri-ppejao; n. constr. pejaoin.   method of casting lots; a shell, clam.  

peje   {pẹjẹy}.   Also epje {yẹpjẹy}.   formant in place names; capital; meeting place.  

pejin   {pẹyjin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pejini; n. constr. pejinin.   basin.  

1. Kwōn pejini dān ṇe.   Catch the water in the basin.  

pejlọk   {pẹjlakʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pejlọkū; v. caus. kōpejlọk; v. distrib. pepejlọklọk (eppejlọklọk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   go through; pierce; penetrate.  

1. Ek rot eo eppejlọklọk ṇe.   This (kind of) fish is easy to pierce.  

2. Elel ek eo im pejlọk.   The fish was hit with the spear and pierced through.  

pejmām   {pẹjmam}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pejmāme; n. inal. pejmāmū; n. constr. pejmāmin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   spit out something.  

1. Ñe kwōj ṃōñā tọ kwōj aikuj pejmām.   When you chew sugar cane you have to spit out the fibers.  

pejpej   {pẹjpẹj}.   Also pijpij {pijpij}.   v. adj.; v. caus. kōpejpej; stat. adj. pejpej.   shallow; superficial.  

1. Eḷap an pejpej iarin ānin.   The lagoon beach of this island is very shallow.  

2. Epejpej jeḷā eṇ an.   His knowledge is superficial.  

pejpetok   {pẹjpeytekʷ}.   idiom.   n. al.; n. constr. pejpetokin.   A drifter; immigrant.  

1. Ebooḷ ānin kōn pejpetok.   There are a lot of drifters on this island.  

pejwak   {pẹjwak}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpejwak; n. constr. pejwakin.   A bird, brown noddy, Anous stolidus.  

pek   {pek}.   v. adj., tr. peke; n. inal. pekū; v. caus. kōpek; v. distrib. peke; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   semen; sperm.  

pek   {pẹk}.   formant in place names; place.  

peka   {peykah}.   Dial. E, W: wekañ {wẹykag}   n. al.; n. constr. pekain, -a.   scraper for pandanus with three wooden legs and bowl set beneath; tripod for juicing pandanus.  

1. Ewi peka eo bwe jen kilọki bōb kā?   Go find the pandanus scraper so that we can extract the juice from these pandanus.  

pekab   {pẹykab}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pekabe; n. constr. pekabin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   pick-up truck.  

1. Jenaaj pekabi ḷọk ñāāt ṃweiuk kā?   When will we deliver the merchandise with the pick-up?  

pektaan   {pektahan}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pektaanū; n. constr. pektaanin; stat. adj. pektaan, pektaanan.   habitually defecate on ground.  

1. Epektaan ḷeeṇ.   He's always defecating in odd places.  

pel   {pẹl}.   A fish, boxfish, Ostracion sebae a fish, trunkfish, Ostracion tuberculatus.  

pelaḷ   {peylaḷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pelaḷū; v. caus. kōpelaḷ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sink.  

1. Kwōn kōpelaḷḷọk dekā ṇe.   Sink that stone to the bottom of the sea.  

peleọ   {peleyaw}.   Variant form of pedeọ {pedeyaw}.  

peljo   {peljew}.   v. intr.; n. inal. peljoū; v. caus. intr. kōpeljo, tr. kōpeljouk; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   mix in; be indistinguishable; blend in; integrated; assimilated; merged; mingle.  

1. Eḷak to an pād Awai, epeljo ippān ri-Boodke raṇ.   After living a while in Hawaii he could pass for a Portuguese.  

2. Epeljo ek ko koṇa ippān ko koṇan.   My catch got mixed in with his.  

3. Kwōn peljoḷọk ippāer wōj.   Go mix in with all of them.  

peloñloñ   {pelegʷlegʷ}.   Variant form of piliñliñ {piliglig}.  

pelọk   {peylakʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. pelọkū; v. distrib. pepelọklọk (eppelọklọk); n. constr. pelọkin.   get something in one's eye.  

1. Epelọk meja.   There's something in my eye.  

pelọk   {peylakʷ}.   idiom.   v. intr.; n. inal. pelọkū; v. caus. kōpelọk.   Be ashamed; embarrassed; lose face.  

1. Ipelọk kōn an kar jab kūr eō.   I was embarrassed when he did not call my name.  

pelōñ   {pẹylẹg}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pelōñū; v. caus. kōpelōñ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   float upwards to the surface of the water.  

1. Ta ṇe ej pelōñtak?   What is that floating to the surface?  

pelpel   {pẹlpẹl}.   Also archaic.   Small house on canoe; see pāl.  

pelpel   {pẹlpẹl}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pelpele; n. pers. ri-pelpel; n. constr. pelpelin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, using coconut leaf chain as scarer on dark nights.  

1. Koṃ ar pelpeli ia ek kein?   Where did you use the scarer and catch these fish?  

peḷ   {peḷ}.   coral; found on reef near lagoon beach and secondary lagoons.  

peḷaak   {peḷahak}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. peḷaakū; v. caus. kōpeḷaak, kōppeḷaak; v. dir. caus. kōpeḷaaktok/ḷọk/waj; v. distrib. peḷaake; n. constr. peḷaakin.   area; surrounding; around; vicinity; neighborhood; pass by, of clouds and rain; move a crowd; gather in a certain spot; congregate; determine; figure out; calculate; lay out.  

1. Eḷap dān ipeḷaakid ak ejej jidik ñan idaak!   Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink!  

2. Eṃṃan peḷaakin ānin.   This island has a good layout.  

3. Eṃṃan peḷaakin turin ānin.   This island is in a beautiful area.  

4. Epeḷaak kōdọ eo.   The cloud passed by.  

5. Epeḷaake eoon kappe kōn karuk.   The beach was covered with sand crabs.  

6. Epeḷaake jikin eo kōn rūttariṇae.   The place was teeming with soldiers.  

7. Epeḷaake ṃaḷoin Mājro kōn waan tariṇae ko an Amedka.   The American warships covered the entire Majuro lagoon.  

8. Ke ij tōprak ḷọk ioon teek iroñ an Kapen eo kōppeḷaak ikijjien awaan jebwebwe ko aerjeel Jema im Bojin.   When I got back up to the deck I heard the Captain laying out steering duties for the three of them for the night. P536  

9. Kwōn kōpeḷaak jar kaṇe wōj ṇa ijoko jikiier.   Have all those groups assemble at their respective places.  

peḷaj   {peḷaj}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kōpeḷaj; v. distrib. pepeḷajḷaj (eppeḷajḷaj); n. constr. peḷajin.   A flush in poker.  

1. Eitok juon taiṃoṇ em kōpeḷaje.   He drew a diamond which gave him flushes.  

2. Eppeḷajḷaj.   He's always getting flushes.  

peḷak   {peḷak}.   n. al.; n. constr. peḷakin.   A temporary shed; hut; lean-to; shack; shanty; cook shack.  

1. Iṃōn wōn peḷak e?   Whose shack is this?  

peḷan   {peḷan}.   From Engl.   v. adj., tr. peḷane; n. inal. peḷanū.   balance.  

1. Epeḷan ke ṃuri eo aṃ?   Did you get your debt squared away?  

peḷḷọk   {peḷḷakʷ}.   v. intr.; v. caus. kōpeḷḷọk; v. distrib. pepeḷḷọkḷọk (eppeḷḷọkḷọk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   open; blown; temporary; ajar.  

1. Ej baj meḷan ḷọk ak ej kab jino an eñaktok im ejino peḷḷọk kōmālij e aō.   After a moment I began to realize what was happening and my head started to clear up. P586  

2. Epeḷḷọk kōdọ eo.   The cloud is blown away.  

3. Epeḷḷọk kōjām eo.   The door is open.  

4. Eppeḷḷọkḷọk kōjām eṇ.   That door is always open.  

5. Ij epaake wōt ak ekōpāḷḷọke mejān im erre tok.   Just as I reached him he opened his eyes and looked at me. P1219  

6. Ri-peḷḷọk kōm.   We're not going to stay long.  

peḷo   {peḷew}.   From Engl. fellow.   n. al.; n. constr. peḷoin.   peer; contemporary; one of the same or nearly the same age as another.  

1. Kwōn pukot juon peḷo ṇe aṃ.   Pick on your peer.  

peḷo   {peḷew}.   A plant, a tree; to be found on Mājrwirōk islet on Jaluit.  

peḷọk   {peyḷakʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. peḷọkū; v. caus. kōpeḷọk; n. pers. ri-peḷọk; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   drift away; lose direction; miss destination.  

1. “Āinwōt iar ba ke koṃeañ naaj bar petok im eọtōk ān in?” men eo ikar roñ an irooj eo jiroñ ḷọk Jema de in.   Didn’t I say you would drift off course and then end up right back here where you started?” That was the only thing I heard the Chief say to Father. P1347  

2. “Eṃṃan bwe iien eṇ jejeḷā ke jeban bar peḷọk,” iba.   It will be better because we’ll be sure not to get lost again,” I said. P1336  

3. “Peḷọk ilo meto kauwōtata imaroñ ba kiin ke elukkuun nana.”   I can now say for sure that drifting in the dangerous open ocean is a horrible experience.” P1337  

4. Epeḷọk wa eo.   The canoe is drifting away. The ship missed the island. The ship lost its direction.  

peḷọk   {peyḷakʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. peḷọkin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fishing method, using a canoe and drifting with the wind and current in a lagoon, line fishing.  

1. Jeirro uweo ej peḷọk i ar.   Our brother is drifting and fishing on his canoe over yonder.  

peḷọñ   {peḷagʷ}.   build attachments onto a canoe.  

1. Rej jino peḷọñe wa eṇ.   They are beginning to put the other parts on the canoe.  

pen   {pẹn}.   v. adj.; n. inal. penū; v. caus. kapen; stat. adj. penpen.   solid; firm; secure; strong; difficult; hard; strict; severe; stout; tough; rigid.  

1. “Epen!” ekkeilọk Bojin eo.   It’s holding firm,” the Boatswain shouted. P1303  

2. Eḷap an pen teej eo.   The test was very hard.  

3. Kab lale bwe en jejeḷọk māāl i turin im lukkuun kapene bwe en ḷak lelāle wa in en jab wōtlọk.   Make sure there is no metal next to it and secure it so it doesn’t fall when the ship rolls.P514  

pen   {pẹn}.   encourage.  

pen   {pẹn}.   n. al.; v. distrib. penpen; n. constr. penin.   grated coconut.  

pen in deo   {pẹn yin dẹyew}.   At the same level; continue; keep on.  

1. Iṃōk in ba en jab jañ ak pen in deo an jañ.   She kept crying despite my plea for her to stop.  

2. Jekdọọn ñe rōṃane ak pen in deo an kakkōt.   Even though they beat him up, he kept trying.  

penabnōb   {peynabnẹb}.   Variant form of pānāpnep {paynapnẹp}.  

penawiia   {pẹnhawiyyah}.   v. adj.; n. inal. penawiiaū; v. caus. kōpenawiia; n. pers. ri-penawiia.   stupid; slow to learn (see penawiie {pẹnhawiyyẹy}).  

penawiie   {pẹnhawiyyẹy}.   v. adj.; n. inal. penawiieū; v. caus. kōpenawiie; n. pers. ri-penawiie.   smart; quick to learn (see penawiia {pẹnhawiyyah}).  

penā   {penay}.   Also pene {peney}.   v. adj.; n. inal. penāū; v. caus. intr. kōpenā, tr. kōpenāik.   collapse; get smashed in; be dented.  

1. Ewōtlọk tibat eo im penā.   The tea kettle fell and got dented.  

pen-būruon   {pẹn-biriwen}.   Idiom.   From pen {pẹn} |"hard", bōro {bẹrẹw} |"throat, heart".   v. adj. possessed; v. caus. kōpen-būruon.   stronghearted; determined; brave; stouthearted; intrepid; fearless.  

1. Epen būruon wōt eṇ ṃōṃaan (eṃṃaan).   He's such a fearless fellow.  

penejeḷōn   {peneyjeḷẹn}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. penejeḷōnin.   penicillin.  

peniñeañ   {peynigyag}.   Also peniña- {peynigah-}.   v. intr.; n. inal. peniñeañū; v. caus. kōpeniñeañ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   drift northward.  

penja-   {pẹnja-}.   n. al.; n. inal. penja; n. constr. penja-n.   stopper; protector; cover.  

1. Kiiō rej kōṃṃan penjān mejān bwe en jab wōtḷọk menọknọk ak jabdewōt men ilowaan im kattoone.   Now they make a cover for the opening so that trash or anything else doesn’t fall into it and contaminate it. S22  

2. Men eo penjān kaajliiñ eṇ ṇe.   That is the stopper for that (gasoline) drum  

penjak   {pẹnjak}.   v. adj.; n. inal. penjakū; v. caus. kōpenjak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   covered; out of sight; something in one's way or place; perfective form of pinej {pinẹj}.  

1. Ekar penjak ḷọk wōt ak iroñ ainikien Bojin eo an kōnono ḷọk ñan e.   He was out of my sight but I heard the Boatswain talking to him. P1070  

2. Epenjak mejān ainbat eo.   The top of the cooking pot is covered.  

penkō   {penkeh}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpenkō; n. constr. penkōin.   vinegar.  

1. Ñe eto ḷọk wōt an pād jimañūñ eo enaaj erom penkō.   If it stands longer as jimañūñ, it will become vinegar. S19  

penkwe   {pẹnkʷẹy}.   From pen {pẹn} |"grated coconut", kweet {kʷẹyẹt} |"octopus".   n. al.; v. intr., tr. penkweik(i); n. inal. penkweū; n. pers. ri-penkwe; v. distrib. pepenkwekwe (eppenkwekwe); n. constr. penkwein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   A food, octopus smothered in grated coconut.  

1. Penkweiki kweet ṇe kijerro.   Smother our octopus in grated coconut.  

penḷwūj   {penḷij}.   From penpen "tap", ḷwūj "mallet".   pound with a mallet or hammer.  

penpen   {pẹnpẹn}.   v. adj., tr. pinik; n. inal. penpenū; v. caus. kōpenpen; n. pers. ri-penpen.   add sand or grated coconut.  

1. Rej penpen raij.   They are adding grated coconut to rice(balls).  

penpen   {penpen}.   v. adj., tr. pine; n. inal. penpenū; n. pers. ri-penpen; v. distrib. pepenpene (eppenpene); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   beat upon; tap on.  

1. Kwōn pepenpene (eppenpene) kapin ainbat ṇe.   Keep banging on that kettle (held upside down -- to make clean).  

2. Kwōn pine kapin ainbat ṇe.   Tap on the bottom of that cauldron.  

3. Ripenpen aje eo ṇe.   That's the drummer.  

peñak   {pegak}.   archaic.   bay.  

peñpeñ   {pegpeg}.   v. adj.; n. inal. peñpeñū; v. caus. kōpeñpeñ; n. pers. ri-peñpeñ; stat. adj. peñpeñ.   strong; vigorous; muscular; husky, and usually quite tall.  

1. Eḷap an peñpeñ rūbait eṇ.   That fighter is muscular.  

peo   {peyew}.   torn; ripped; perfective form of peoeo {peyewyew}.  

peoeo   {peyewyew}.   Dial. E, W: kekeel {keykeyel}.   v. adj., tr. peọọt(e), potake; n. inal. peoeoū; v. caus. kōpeoeo; n. pers. ri-peoeo; v. distrib. pepeọeọọte (eppeọeọọte); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.potak, peo).   tear; rend; rip.  

1. “Ak jen ḷak jerake wūjḷā e kōto in enaaj peọọte,” Bojin eo eba.   And if we put up the sail, the wind will just rip it up,” the Boatswain said. P726  

2. Etke kwōpotake?   Why did you rip it?  

3. Ḷōṃaro rej peoeo nuknuk.   The fellows tore clothes.  

4. Rej peọọt nuknuk ko.   They tore the clothes.  

peọọb   {pẹyawab}.   From Engl. pay off.   pay; refund.  

peọọt   {peyawat}.   Transitive form of peoeo {peyewyew}.  

pepa   {pepah}.   Also peba {pebah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pepaik(i); v. caus. kōpepa; n. pers. ri-pepa; n. constr. pepain.   pepper.  

pepa-   {ppa-}.   Dial. E only   Dialectal variant of ippa-.  

pepa-   {pepa-}.   Dialectal variant of ippa- {yippa-}.  

pepakij   {pepakij}.   Variant form of pakij {pakij}.  

pepaḷ   {pepaḷ}.   Dial. W: eppaḷ {yeppaḷ}, E: pepaḷ {pepaḷ}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. stat. intr. kōppaḷpaḷ, tr. kōppaḷ; n. constr. pepaḷin (eppaḷin).   astonish; confound; absent-minded; senile; doddering; astound; gape; fascination; invalid.  

1. Eitok em kōppaḷ armej ro kōn an jeḷā kajin Pālle.   He returned and amazed the people with his knowledge of English.  

2. Eḷap an kōppaḷpaḷ kōl ko nājin.   His tricks were fantastic.  

3. Erūttoḷọk em pepaḷ (eppaḷ).   He's getting senile and absent-minded.  

4. Joñan pepaḷ ikar aḷḷañ.   I was so amazed my mouth was hanging open. P1193  

pepat   {pepat}.   Dial. W: eppat {yeppat}, E: pepat {pepat}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pepatū; v. caus. kōppat; n. pers. rippat; n. constr. pepatin (eppatin).   feel unworthy; feel undeserving.  

1. Aṃ deọ ekōppat eō.   Your beauty makes me feel unworthy.  

2. Ippat in etetal ippān.   I feel unworthy to walk beside her.  

pepāin   {pepayin}.   Dial. W: eppāin {yeppayin}, E: pepāin {pepayin}.   v. intr., tr. pāin(i); n. inal. pepāinū; v. caus. kōppāin; n. pers. rippāin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   insert.  

1. Iwanlik ḷọk eake im ḷak ijo liktata i lowa, ipāin ḷọk ie bwe en jab kaapañpañ.   I took it all the way to the back and shoved it into a place where it wouldn’t get in the way. P604  

2. Kwōn pāinḷọk aḷaḷ ṇe ṇa iuṃwin ṃōṇe.   Put that piece of wood under the house there.  

pepālpāl   {pepalpal}.   Dial. W: eppālpāl {yeppalpal}, E: pepālpāl {pepalpal}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pepālpālū; v. caus. kōppālpāl; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wave, of a flag or clothes; flap; flutter.  

1. Eppālpāl bōḷeak eo.   The flag is waving.  

pepānpān   {pepanpan}.   Dial. W: eppānpen {yeppanpan}, E: pepānpen {pepanpan}.   Also pepānpen {pepanpẹn} (eppānpen {yeppanpẹn}).   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pepānpānū; v. caus. kōppānpān; n. constr. pepānpānin (eppānpānin).   beautifully arranged; pleasing to the eye; well dressed.  

1. Emaat maroñ in kōppānpen jiroñ eo ñan an ṃare.   They gave all they had to prepare the girl for her wedding.  

2. Eppānpān wōt lijā eṇ.   She's quite an attractive girl.  

pepārijet   {pepayriyjẹt}.   Dial. W: eppārijet {yeppayriyjẹt}, E: pepārijet {pepayriyjẹt}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pepārijetū; v. caus. kōppārijet; n. pers. rippārijet.   A sickness supposed to come from eating kọnet {kawnet}.  

1. Kwōn jab ṃōñā kọnōt bwe kwōnaaj pepārijet (eppārijet).   Don't eat kọnet shells or you will get this certain sickness.  

pepe   {peypey}.   v. intr., tr. peek; n. inal. pepeū; v. caus. kōpepe; n. pers. ri-pepe; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   council; bargain; authority; decide; plan; confer; negotiate; deal.  

1. Ear itok ri-kaki jān Iuunibōjiti eṇ an Awai im raar katakin ri-pepe ro wāween kwelọk im bar men ko jet eḷap tokjāer ñan kōṃṃani kwelọk ko an kien.   Professors came from the University of Hawai‘i and instructed the representatives on important points of how to meet and hold legislative sessions. S16  

2. Enañin or ke pepe eṇ etōprak?   Has a decision been reached?  

3. Ta eṇ rej peke?   What are they conferring about?  

pepe   {pẹpẹy}.   Dial. W: eppe {yẹppẹy}, E: pepe {pẹpẹy}, piepe {piyẹpẹy}   Also ippe {yippẹy}.   n. al.; n. constr. pepein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sandbank; build up a pile of rocks; build a platform.  

1. Wa eo eṇ ej pād ioon ippe eṇ.   The canoe is on that sandbank.  

2. Wa eo eṇ eṃōj ārōk ṇa ioon ippe.   The canoe has gone aground on a sandbank.  

pepe riab   {peypey riyab}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pepe riabū; v. caus. kōpepe riab; n. pers. ri-pepe riab.   false promise.  

1. Eṃōj aṃ kōṇaan pepe riab.   You've made your last false promise.  

pepedikdik   {pepeydikdik}.   Dial. W: eppedikdik {yeppeydikdik}, E: pepedikdik {pepeydikdik}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pepedikdikū; v. caus. kōppedikdik; n. pers. rippedikdik; v. distrib. pepedikdik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   slow; tardy.  

1. Jab pepedikdik (eppedikdik) bwe eboñ.   Don't be slow because it's almost night.  

pepeerir   {pẹpẹyẹryir}.   Dial. W: eppeerir {yẹppẹyẹryir}, E: pepeerir {pẹpẹyẹryir}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pepeerirū; v. caus. kōppeerir; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   Not in order; askew; disturbed.  

pepej   {pẹpẹj}.   Dial. W: eppej {yẹppẹj}, E: pepej {pẹpẹj}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kōppej, tr. kōppeje; n. constr. pepejin (eppejin).   watery; flooded; diluted; float.  

1. Eppej lowaan ṃweo.   The house was flooded.  

2. Eppej wa eo kiiō.   The canoe is floating now.  

3. Kappej jidik wūno ṇe ṃokta jān aṃ kōjerbale.   Thin the paint a bit before using it.  

pepejọrjor   {peypeyjarʷjẹrʷ}.   go; move around.  

1. Alikkar aerro kar jino pepejọrjor.   It was obvious they were getting ready to go P679  

2. Im ikar roñ ainikien ṃūṃūṇṃūṇ ke erro kar pepejọrjor ijo i lōñ in pojak in diak.   And I heard the sound of their treading feet as they moved around and got ready to change the sail from one side to the other to tack the boat. P1101  

pepel   {pẹpẹl}.   Dial. W: eppel {yẹppẹl}, E: pepel {pẹpẹl}, bōlbōl {bẹlbẹl}   v. adj.; n. inal. pepelū; n. pers. rippel; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   gather fallen pandanus leaves from ground for thatch or handicraft.  

1. Liṃaro rej pepel (eppel) aj in ṃweo.   The women are gathering pandanus leaves for thatching the house.  

pepepe   {pepeypey}.   Dial. W: eppepe {yeppeypey}, E: pepepe {pepeypey}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pepepeū; v. caus. intr. kōppepe, tr. kōppepeik; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; v. caus. dir. kōpelaḷḷọk.   float; wash down; rinse down.  

1. "Jenaaj aikuj kōpelaḷ ḷọk ṃōñā kein kijed kōn aebōj ṃōḷo bwe enana lañ ñan kōmat," Bojin eo eba.   "We'll just have to wash our food down with fresh water since the weather is not good for cooking," the Boatswain said. P804  

2. Kōjro naaj kappepeiki i tōrerein wa in.   The two off us can float these off the side of the boat. P671  

3. Ta uweo ej pepepe (eppepe) iar?   What is that way over there floating near the lagoon beach?  

pepok   {pẹpẹkʷ}.   Dial. W: eppok {yẹppẹkʷ}, E: pepok {pẹpẹkʷ}.   v. adj., tr. pukot(e); n. inal. pepokū; v. caus. kappok, kappukot; n. pers. rippok; v. distrib. pukpukot; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   search for; look for; hunt for; find; quest; seek.  

1. “Lale ṃōk ke eñeo ej kab wōnāne ḷọk, ettōḷọk pukpukōt eok.”   Please look and see if that is him that just went back to the island; he has been looking for you for a long time.” P51  

2. Iar pukpukote em ṃōk.   I hunted and hunted for it until I was tired.  

3. Irreito reitak im kappok kein ubaake ḷañe eo.   I looked around for something I could use to scare it the skipjack away. P387  

4. Kwōn pukottok juon pinjeḷ.   Please find a pencil for me.  

5. Ta ṇe kwōj pukote?   What are you looking for?  

pepoñ   {pepegʷ}.   Dial. W: eppoñ {yeppegʷ}, E: pepoñ {pepegʷ}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pepoñū; v. caus. kōppoñ; n. pers. rippoñ.   hoarse.  

1. Ebajet ke eppoñ ainikieṃ?   What is the matter that your voice is so hoarse?  

peptaij   {peptahyij}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. peptaiji; n. inal. peptaijū; n. pers. ri-peptaij; n. constr. peptaijin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   baptize.  

1. Bata eṇ ear peptaiji ajri e.   That priest baptized this child.  

per   {pẹr}.   v. intr.; n. inal. perū; v. caus. kōper; v. distrib. perpere.   Small sprouted coconut; tumor; swelling; wen; see bōḷoñar.  

1. Eperpere waini kā.   These copra nuts have lots of spongy growths inside (as a result of beginning to sprout).  

perak   {perak}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōperak; n. constr. perakin.   A fish, scavenger, Lethrinus kallopterus.  

perakrōk   {peyrakrẹk}.   v. adj.; n. inal. perakrōkū; v. caus. kōperakrōk; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. perakrōk.   bow-legged; spread eagle; straddle.  

peran   {peran}.   v. adj..   brave; courageous; bold; daring; heroic; undaunted; valiant; fearless.  

1. Ḷeeṇ ej juon armej eperan.   He is a brave fellow.  

peran   {peran}.   v. adj.; v. caus. kōperan; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. peranrōn.   loud; boisterous; noisy.  

1. Eḷap an peran ainikien bu eo.   The noise of the gun is loud.  

perañ   {perag}.   stalk inside bunch of bananas or breadfruit; last part; basket in which chiefs store left-overs; person entitled to "throw it away" considered lucky.  

1. Wūnōk i jabōn perañ.   Food stored at the edge of the special basket.  

perar   {perar}.   put something over a fire.  

pere   {peyrey}.   From Engl. beriberi.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. constr. perein.   beriberi.  

pere   {perey}.   Transitive form of perper {perper}.  

perōkeañ   {peyrẹkyag}.   Also perōña- {peyrẹgah-}.   v. intr.; n. inal. perōkeañū; v. caus. kōperōkeañ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   drift southward.  

perōt armej   {peret harmẹj}.   Variant form of pedet armej {pedet harmẹj}.  

perper   {perper}.   Also porpor {perʷperʷ}.   v. adj., v. intr., tr. pere; n. inal. perperū; v. caus. (reflex only) kaperpere; n. pers. ri-perper; v. distrib. peperpere (epperpere); stat. adj. perper.   doubt; underestimate; pessimistic; balking.  

1. Kwōn jab kaperpere eok bwe kwōj naaj etal wōt.   Stop balking because you're destined to go.  

2. Kwōn jab peperpere (epperpere) wa eṇ.   Don't always underestimate the ability of that canoe (to get us there).  

3. Kwōn jab pere bwe juon eṇ ṃōṃaan (eṃṃaan).   Do not doubt him for he is also a man.  

4. Kwōn jab pere wa eṇ kōn an dik.   Don't underestimate that canoe because of its size.  

peru   {pẹyriw}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. peruuk; n. inal. peruū; n. pers. ri-peru; v. distrib. peperuru (epperuru); n. constr. peruin.   A food, pandanus pulp and juice mixed with grated coconut and coconut oil (and optionally with arrowroot starch), wrapped in breadfruit leaves and boiled or baked.  

1. Epperuru nuknuk ṇe aṃ.   Your clothes are covered with peru food  

peru   {peyriw}.   vulgar slang.   v. intr., tr. peruik; n. inal. peruū; v. caus. kōperu; n. pers. ri-peru; v. distrib. peperuru (epperuru); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sexual intercourse.  

pet   {pẹt}.   n. al.; n. inal. pitō; n. constr. petin.   pillow; head; eastern side of a house; the side where people lay their heads while sleeping.  

1. Jab etetal ijin bwe lọpet.   Don't walk here because it's the eastern side of the house.  

pet   {pẹt}.   n. al.; n. constr. petin.   A bitt, as used on boats.  

1. “Erkākaṇ ḷọk iṃaanier, iturin pet eṇ,” Bojin eo euwaak.   They are up front, next to the bitt,” the Boatswain replied. P411  

2. Lukwōj emjak ṇe ilo pet ṇe.   Tie the anchor on the bitt there.  

pet   {pet}.   From Engl. bid.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. petū; n. pers. ri-pet; n. constr. petin.   bid.  

pet   {pet}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. petū; v. caus. kōpet; v. distrib. pepetpet (eppetpet); n. constr. petin.   foul, in games.  

1. Ekadik pepetpet (eppetpet) an kukure (ikkure).   He fouls often when playing.  

2. Eḷorak neen em kapete.   His foot got caught and caused him to foul.  

3. Epet ilo rawūn eo kein kajuon.   He fouled in the first round.  

pet pā   {pet pay}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pet pāū; v. caus. kōpet pā.   warmed up, in games.  

1. Epet pein.   He's warmed up.  

2. Epetḷọk peimi jān ṃokta.   You're getting warmed up. You're getting better than before.  

3. Kwōn kōmmālmel im kapet peiṃ.   Practice and warm up for a while.  

peta   {peytah}.   From Engl. bettor.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. petaik; n. pers. ri-peta; n. constr. petain; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bet; raise a bet.  

1. Ear petaik eō.   He raised my bet.  

peta   {petah}.   archaic.   From pat "swamp".   Small valley or depression.  

peta-   {peytah}.   See petak {peytak}.  

Petaaktak   {petahaktak}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpetaaktak; n. constr. Petaaktakin.   A plant, breadfruit variety; seedless variety of Artocarpus incisus (Thunb.) linn.; the breadfruit tree.  

petak   {peytak}.   Also peta- {peytah-}.   v. intr.; n. inal. petakū; v. caus. kōpetak; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   drift eastward.  

petkōj   {pẹtkẹj}.   Also būreej {bireyej}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpetkōj; n. constr. petkōjin.   biscuit; cracker.  

peto   {pẹytẹw}.   Dial. W, E: pieto {piyẹtẹw}   v. intr.; n. inal. petoū; v. caus. kōpeto; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   drift westward.  

1. Wa eo eṇ epetoḷọk.   That canoe is drifting westward.  

peto   {pẹytẹw}.   leeway.  

petok   {peytekʷ}.   drift here (see peḷọk).  

1. “Āinwōt iar ba ke koṃeañ naaj bar petok im eọtōk ān in?” men eo ikar roñ an irooj eo jiroñ ḷọk Jema de in.   Didn’t I say you would drift off course and then end up right back here where you started?” That was the only thing I heard the Chief say to Father. P1347  

peto-petak   {pẹytẹw-peytak}.   v. intr.; n. inal. peto-petakū; v. caus. kōpeto-petak.   drift about the sea.  

petōk   {petek}.   n. al.; n. constr. petōkan.   fish's stomach.  

petpet   {pẹtpẹt}.   v. intr., tr. pitōk; n. inal. petpetū; v. caus. kōpetpet; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   use a pillow.  

pi   {piy}.   From Engl.   bee.  

pia   {piyah}.   Also piaea {piyahyah}, bwiaea {biyahyah}.   n. al.; n. constr. piain.   fish roe.  

pia   {piyah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. piain.   beer.  

piaea   {piyahyah}.   Variant form of bwiaea {biyahyah}, pia {piyah}.  

piano   {piyahnew}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pianoū; v. caus. kapiano; n. pers. ri-piano; n. constr. pianoin.   piano; play piano.  

piāpe   {piyapẹy}.   n. al.; v. caus. kapiāpe; v. distrib. pipiāpepe (ippiāpepe); n. constr. piāpein.   sea slug; sea cucumber, Holothuroidea Thelonia or Actinopyga large, brown; found in water one fathom or more in depth at low tide.  

1. Jen ilān kapiāpe.   Let's go gather sea slugs.  

piba   {piybah}.   From Engl.   v. adj.; n. inal. pibaū; v. caus. kapiba; n. pers. ri-piba.   fever; feverish; ague.  

1. Ij ḷōmṇak ewōr jidik piba ippān.”   I think he has a bit of a fever.” P1164  

pid   {pid}.   vulgar.   n. al.; n. constr. pidin.   posterior; butt; ass; buttocks; rump.  

1. Raar wā-pidi ajri eo.   They gave the child an injection in the buttocks.  

pidiiet   {pidiyyet}.   From Engl.   v. intr., tr. pidiiete.   period.  

piditte   {pidittey}.   Also pidikke {pidikkey}.   From Japn. biri (びり).   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. intr. kapiditte, tr. kapiditteik; n. constr. pidittein.   Come in last in a race.  

1. Ekar piditte wa eo waan ilo iāekwōj eo.   His canoe was the last in the race  

2. Enāj kar wiin ak wōjḷā eo an ekapidikkeiki.   He would have won if his sail hadn't been torn, thus making him bring up the rear  

pidodo   {pidẹwdẹw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pidodoū; v. caus. kapidodo; stat. adj. pidodo..   soft; tender; easy; frail; limber; simple; brittle; fragile; breakable.  

1. Bar juon men, retio eṃōj an kapidodoḷọk ñan ri-Ṃajeḷ, ej kijjien al ko aer.   Another way in which radio has made life easier for Marshallese concerns their songs. S26  

2. Epidodo teej eo.   The test was easy.  

3. Kwōn ṃōñā ṃōñā pidodo ñe emetak ñiiṃ.   Eat soft food if you have a toothache.  

pidtoto   {pidtẹwtẹw}.   Also pipidtoto {pipidtẹwtẹw} (ippidtoto {yippidtẹwtẹw}).   v. adj.; n. inal. pidtotoū; v. caus. intr. kapidtoto, tr. kapidtotoik; v. distrib. pipiditoto (ippiditoto); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. pidtoto..   loose, of clothing or rope; flabby, of skin; sag; shabby; baggy.  

1. Epidtoto nuknuk ṇe aṃ.   Your clothing fits you loosely.  

pieo   {piyew}.   Also pio.   archaic.   n. al.; n. constr. pien.   formant in place names; place for making medicine.  

piepe   {piyẹpẹy}.   Variant form of pepe.  

pieto   {piyẹtẹw}.   Dialectal variant of peto.  

piik   {piyik}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kappiikik; v. distrib. pipiikik (ippiikik); n. constr. piikin.   pig; hog; pork.  

1. Eḷap an pipiikik (ippiikik) ānin.   There are lots of pigs on this islet.  

piiḷ   {piyiḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. piiḷi; n. constr. piiḷin.   bill.  

1. Kwōn kab piiḷi kōn ṃweiuk ij kaduoji.   Bill me later for the goods I'm taking out.  

piiḷ tūrep   {piyiḷ tiryep}.   From Engl.   v. intr.; n. inal. piiḷ tūrepū; v. caus. kapiiḷ tūrep; n. pers. ri-piiḷ tūrep; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   field trip; field trip ship.  

1. Kwōj piiḷ tūrep ḷọk ñan ia?   Where are you making a field trip to?  

piin   {piyin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. distrib. pipiinin (ippiinin); n. constr. piinin.   beans.  

piin   {piyin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. piini; n. inal. piinū; n. constr. piinin.   safety pin; oarlock; bobby pin.  

1. Ewi piinin oru eo.   Where's the oarlock?  

piinin   {piyinyin}.   From piin {piyin}|.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. piininū; v. caus. intr. kapiinin, tr. kapiinini; n. constr. piininin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   wear a pin; use an oarlock.  

1. Kwōj piinin ḷọk ñan ia?   Where are you going with that pin?  

2. Kwōn ja kapiinini ippān ṃokta.   Let her use your pins for the time being.  

piiñ   {piyig}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. piiñi; n. inal. piiñū; v. caus. kapiiñ; v. distrib. pipiiñiñ (ippiiñiñ); n. constr. piiñin; stat. adj. piiñ, ppiiñiñ..   pink.  

1. Eppiiñiñ pija ṇe.   That picture has lots of pink in it.  

piit   {piyit}.   From Engl. beat.   n. inal. piitū.   rhythm; beat.  

pij   {pij}.   Also pej {pẹj}.   From Engl. pitch.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. piji; n. pers. ri-pij; n. constr. pijin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   tar; airfield.  

pij in kwiir   {pij yin kʷiyir}.   From pej {pẹj} |"discarded pandanus keys".   n. al.; n. constr. pij in kwiirin.   toilet paper.  

pija   {pijah}.   n. al.; n. inal. pijaū; v. tr. pijaik; v. caus. kapija; n. pers. ri-pija; n. constr. pijaan, -i; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   picture; camera; draw a picture; design; photo.  

pija ṃakūtkūt   {pijah ṃakitkit}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. pija ṃakūtkūtū; v. caus. kapija ṃakūtkūt; n. pers. ri-pija ṃakūtkūt; n. constr. pija ṃakūtkūtin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   moving picture; movie.  

pijaa-   {pijaha-}.   n. inal..   likeness; portrait.  

1. Pijaan wōn e?   Whose likeness is this? Who is this a picture of?  

2. Pijaō.   It's my likeness. It's a picture of me.  

pijek   {pijẹk}.   vulgar..   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pekat(e); n. inal. pipijekjekū (ippijekjekū); v. caus. kapijek; n. pers. ri-pijek; v. distrib. pipjekjek (ippijekjek); n. constr. pijekin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   defecate.  

1. Ñe korap epekat bōraṃ, kwōnaaj jeraaṃṃan.   If a lizard defecates on your head, you will have good luck.  

2. Niñniñ eo epekate kaḷ eo an.   The baby soiled its diaper.  

pijin   {pijin}.   Construct form of pej {pẹj}.  

pijin   {pijin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pijinū; n. pers. ri-pijin; n. constr. pijinin.   pidgin.  

1. Iar roñjake an pijin ippān ri-pālle eo.   I heard him speaking broken English to that American.  

pijja   {pijjah}.   From Engl.   pitcher; container for liquids.  

1. Tōteiñ (Etteiñ) tok ṃōk liṃō dān ilo pijja ṇe.   Would you give me a drink of water from the pitcher?  

pijja   {pijjah}.   From Japn. pitchā ( ピッチャー), from Engl.   baseball pitcher.  

1. Kwaar jako jān aṃ pijja innem unin an kumi eo arro kar luuj.”   Our team has been losing ever since we lost you as pitcher.” P467  

2. Wōn naaj pijja ñan kōj?   Who'll be our pitcher?  

pijḷeḷe   {pijḷẹyḷẹy}.   Also pijḷōḷō {pijḷẹhḷẹh}, jipḷeḷe {jipḷẹyḷẹy}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pijḷeḷeū; v. caus. kapijḷeḷe; n. pers. ri-pijḷeḷe; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   squat; sit on one's haunches.  

1. Kwōj jab ṃōk in pijḷōḷō ke?   Aren't you tired of squatting?  

2. Kwōn pijḷeḷe bwe ettoon jeṇe.   Squat because that place is dirty.  

pijḷōḷō   {pijḷẹhḷẹh}.   Variant form of pijḷeḷe {pijḷẹyḷẹy}.  

pijpij   {pijpij}.   Variant form of pejpej {pẹjpẹj}.  

pijtoñ   {pijtegʷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. pijtoñin.   piston.  

pik   {pik}.   n. al.; n. constr. pikōn, pike, pikin.   plane surface; layer; stratum.  

1. Eṃṃan pikōn.   It (the ground) has a smooth surface.  

pik   {pik}.   From pikpik "flapping of wings".   formant in place names; to fly.  

pikaar   See Pikaar. place name.  

pikin   {pikin}.   Also pikōn {piken}, pike {pikey}.   n. al.; n. constr. pikinin.   flat, of land only; construct form of pik.  

1. Eṃṃan pikin āneo.   That island is nice and flat.  

pikkajo   {pikkajew}.   v. intr., v. tr. pikkajoik, n. pers. ri-pikkajo.   remove from, fire from, alienate from a place, position, title, land, etc..  

1. Raar kōnnaanōke ke eṃōj pikkajoik jān jerbal eo an.   He was informed / notified of his being fired from the job he held.  

pikkālọk   {pikkaylakʷ}.   From the pik of pikpik 'flutter' + kālọk 'jump'.   spring up; jump up (like a bird).  

1. Ṃōjin an Kapen eo ba ijin, epikkālọk ñan ioon wab eo im wōnāne ḷọk.   After the Captain said this, he jumped onto the dock and went to the island. P111  

piklọk   {piklakʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. piklọkū; v. caus. kapiklọk; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fly off.  

1. Epiklọk bao eo.   The bird flew away.  

pikmeto   {pikmetew}.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kapikmeto; n. constr. pikmetoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   fly off towards the sea.  

1. Eḷak pikmetoḷọk bao ko, jeban lo lọjet.   When the birds flew out to sea, they blocked our view of it.  

piknik   {piknik}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. kapiknik; n. pers. ri-piknik; v. distrib. pipkniknik (ippikniknik); n. constr. piknikn; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   picnic.  

1. Eppikniknik baaṃle eṇ.   That family is always having picnics.  

2. Iar kapikniki ajri ro jatū.   I took my brothers and sisters on a picnic.  

3. Kōm ar piknikḷọk ñan Ḷora.   We went on a picnic to Laura.  

pikōḷ   {pikeḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pikōḷe; n. pers. ri-pikōḷ; n. constr. pikōḷin.   pickle.  

1. Lale kwaar joḷọk pikōḷ ṇe.   Don't throw away the pickle.  

pikōt   {pikẹt}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pikōtū; v. caus. kapikōt; n. pers. ri-pikōt.   coward; one who flees from battle; afraid to.  

1. Āin kwe wōt ejjab ṃōṃaan (eṃṃaan) kōn aṃ pikōt.   You are too cowardly to be a man.  

2. Epikōt ḷōṃaraṇ in ire.   Those guys are too cowardly to fight.  

pikpik   {pikpik}.   n. al.; n. inal. pikpikū; n. constr. pikpikin.   propeller of plane or ship; flap; flutter, as of wings.  

pikpikūr   {pikpikir}.   From the pik of pikpik 'flutter' + pikur 'brush off'.   v. intr., tr. pikpikūri; n. inal. pikpikūrū; v. caus. kapikpikūr; n. pers. ri-pikpikūr; v. distrib. pipikpikūri (ippikpikūri), pikpikūri; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   shake out; shake off.  

1. Kwōn pipikpikūri (ippikpikūri) jaki ṇe.   Shake out that mat.  

pikūr   {pikir}.   v. intr., tr. pikūri; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   brush off.  

1. Kwōmaroñ ke pikūri ḷọk meṇọkṇọk ṇe ñan nabōj?   Can you brush out that piece of dirt?  

2. Kwōn pikūri ṃōttan raij ṇe.   Brush off that piece of rice.  

pil   {pil}.   v. intr., tr. pillit; v. distrib. pipilpil (ippilpil), pilillil; v. dir. distrib. pipilpiltok/ḷọk/waj (ippilpiltok/ḷọk/waj), pililliltok/ḷọk/waj.   drop of liquid; dribble; trickle.  

1. “Ekar ippilpil jān injin ṇe ke ear jọ im tọọr waj ñan dān ṇe i lowa,” Jema ekōmḷeḷeik eō.   It spilled from the engine when it was running and then flowed into and combined with the bilge water.” Father explained. P718  

2. Dān eo ej pil jidik jān bakōj ṇe.   The water is leaking from that bucket.  

3. Ia in ej pipilpil (ippilpil) tok?   Where are those drops coming from?  

4. Kaidaak ajri ṇe ḷalem pil in wūnokwan pokpok.   Give that child five drops of cough medicine.  

pilawā   {pilahway}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pilawāik; n. inal. pilawāū; v. caus. kapilawā; n. pers. ri-pilawā; v. distrib. pilawāwā; n. constr. pilawāin.   flour; bread; dough.  

1. Eppilawāwā tebōḷ ṇe.   There is flour all over that table there.  

2. Jekaro ej bar bōk jikin iij ilo iiōk pilawā.   Jekaro also takes the place of yeast in making bread. S19  

pilawā mat   {pilahway mat}.   n. al.; v. caus. kapilawā mat; n. constr. pilawā matin.   bread.  

pile   {pilẹy}.   From Engl. play.   v. intr.; n. inal. pileū; v. caus. kapile; n. pers. ri-pile.   play cards for stakes; play poker; gamble.  

pile   {piley}.   Also pile {pilẹy}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pileik; n. pers. ri-pile; n. constr. pilein; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   parry; ward off using Marshallese hand-to-hand combat defense techniques.  

pileij   {pilẹyij}.   Also pileej {pileyej}.   From Engl.   n. al.; n. constr. pileijin.   plate.  

pilein   {pilẹyin}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pileini; n. pers. ri-pilein; n. constr. pileinin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   carpenter's plane.  

1. Ta ṇe kwōj pileini?   What are you planing?  

pilej   {pilyej}.   Variant form of pileij {pilẹyij}.  

Pilele   {pileyley}.   n. al.; v. caus. kapilele; n. constr. Pilelein.   A plant, pandanus cultigen (Takeuchi).  

pilerab   {pilẹyrab}.   From Engl. flare up.   blowtorch; Coleman lantern.  

1. Imaroñ ke kōjerbal pilerab eo wōjaṃ?   May I borrow your blowtorch?  

piliet   {piliyet}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kapiliet, tr. kapiliete; n. constr. pilietin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   billiards; pool.  

1. Jab kapiliete ñak ṇe.   Don't let that novice play billiards.  

piliṃ   {piliṃ}.   Also jāljel.   From Engl.   film.  

1. Eor ke aṃ piliṃ kaḷar?   Do you have a color film?  

piliñliñ   {piliglig}.   Also peloñloñ {pelegʷlegʷ}.   v. adj.; n. inal. piliñliñū; v. caus. kapiliñliñ; v. distrib. pipliñliñ (ippiliñliñ); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bleeding; drop; dripping.  

1. Epiliñliñ ḷọk neen ḷadik ṇe.   That boy's leg keeps on bleeding.  

pillit   {pillit}.   Transitive form of pil {pil}.  

pilo   {pilẹw}.   v. intr.; n. inal. piloū; v. caus. kapilo; n. pers. ri-pilo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   blind; trachoma; inflamed eye; not see well.  

1. Ipilo.   I am blind.  

piḷōḷ   {piḷeḷ}.   v. adj., tr. piḷōḷe; n. inal. piḷōḷū; v. caus. kapiḷōḷ; n. pers. ri-piḷōḷ.   bald.  

pinana   {pinahnah}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kapinana; n. constr. pinanain.   A plant, a general term for banana; (see also keeprañ {keyeprag}).  

pine   {piney}.   Transitive form of penpen {penpen}.  

pinej   {pinẹj}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pinej(e); n. pers. ri-pinej; n. constr. pinejin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; v. perf.penjak).   hide; obstruct; cover; conceal; to block.  

1. Ear pinej ṃaanū.   He obstructed my view.  

2. Epenjak wa eo.   The boat is out of sight.  

3. Kwōn jab pinej meja.   Don't block my view.  

pinej-jenkwan   {pinej-jẹnkʷan}.   v. possessed; n. pers. possessed ri-pinej-jenkwan.   To represent someone; replace someone; succeed someone; supersede someone; substitute for someone; literally "cover the footsteps".  

1. Kwōn ja pinej-jenkwa ilo kweilọk in.   Please take my place in this meeting.  

pinid   {pinyid}.   n. al.; v. caus. kapinid; n. constr. pinidin.   Foreign beads.  

pinik   {pinik}.   Also pinnik {pinnik}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. piniki; n. pers. ri-pinik; n. constr. pinikin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   To throw grated coconut or sand at someone or something; transitive form of penpen {pẹnpẹn}.  

1. Ej jādetok wōt ak rōpiniki.   As he appeared they threw sand at him.  

2. Piniki boboon raij kaṇe.   Put some grated coconut on the rice balls.  

piniktak   {piniktak}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. piniktake; n. pers. ri-piniktak; n. constr. piniktakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   chant and urge someone on by beating on a drum.  

1. Raar piniktake rūttariṇae ro bwe ren peran.   They chanted to the warriors to make them brave.  

pinitto   {pinittẹw}.   Variant form of pinnitto {pinnittew}.  

pinjej   {pinjej}.   Variant form of peenjej {peyenjej}.  

pinjeḷ   {pinjeḷ}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pinjeḷe; v. caus. kapinjeḷ; n. constr. pinjeḷin.   pencil.  

pinju   {pinjiw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pinjuuk; n. inal. pinjuū; n. pers. ri-pinju; n. constr. pinjuin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   collect coconuts and husk them before making copra; gather many husked copra nuts.  

1. Iar pinjuuk tok waini eo aō.   I gathered lots of my copra nuts here.  

2. Jemān pinju bwe jen kab kōṃṃan mālle.   Let's husk before cutting copra so we can also make charcoal.  

pinmuur   {pinmiwir}.   n. pers. ri-pinmuur.   redeem; ransom.  

pinneep   {pinneyep}.   Also pinniep {pinniyep}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. pinneepū; v. caus. kapinneep; v. distrib. pipinneepep (ippinneepep); n. constr. pinneepin.   coconut oil.  

1. Eppinneepep nuknuk ṇe aṃ.   Your clothes are covered with coconut oil.  

2. Ewōr ruo wāween kōṃṃan pinniep.   There are two ways to make coconut oil. S18  

pinniep   {pinniyep}.   Variant form of pinneep {pinneyep}.  

pinnik   {pinnik}.   v. intr., tr. pinniki; n. inal. pinnikū; n. pers. ri-pinnik.   urge on by cheers or other means; to cheer on.  

1. Koṃwin pinniki kumi eṇ ad bwe ren kōkōḷoḷo (ekkōḷoḷo) im wiin.   You must cheer our team so they can be enthused toward winning.  

pinnitto   {pinnittew}.   Also pinitto {pinittẹw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pinnittoiki; n. pers. ri-pinnitto; n. constr. pinnittoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   To struggle for; strive toward.  

1. Ear pinittoiki juon an tiikri im tōprak.   He struggled for a degree and got one.  

pinōt   {piynet}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kapinōt; v. distrib. pipnōtnōt (ippinōtnōt); n. constr. pinōtin.   peanut.  

piñpiñ   {pigpig}.   n. al.; v. caus. kapiñpiñ; n. constr. piñpiñin.   A plant, tree, Hernandia nymphaeifolia (Presl) Kubitzki (Hernandiaceae); A large, handsome, cordate-leaved tree with yellow inflated fruits. (see Lọpiñpiñ {lawpigpig}).  

piolōt   {piyewlet}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. piolōte; v. caus. intr. kapiolōt, tr. kapiolōte), v. distrib. pipiolōtlōt (ippiolōtlōt); n. constr. piolōtin; stat. adj. piolōt, ppiolōtlōt..   violet.  

1. Eṃṃan an pipiolōtlōt (ippiolōtlōt) nuknuk ṇe.   The violet shade of that dress is pleasing.  

2. Wōn iaami ear kapiolōte ijeṇe?   Which one of you spilled the violet paint there?  

piọ   {piyaw}.   Also ṃōleọ {ṃeleyaw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. piọū; v. caus. intr. kappiọeo, tr. kapiọuk; v. distrib. pipiọeo (ippiọeo); n. constr. piọọn; stat. adj. piọeo.   chilly; fever and chills; cold.  

1. Eḷap an kappiọeo kōto in.   This wind makes one chilly.  

2. Eḷap piọ kōn kōto in.   I am chilly because of this wind.  

3. Eḷap pipiọeo (ippiọeo).   I chill easily.  

4. Jōōt e etutu ekapiọuk eō.   This wet shirt of mine makes me chilly.  

pipi   {piypiy}.   archaic.   nap.  

1. Ej pipi ijeṇ iuṃwin jidik iien.   He's taking a short nap there.  

pipi   {piypiy}.   vulgar.   n. al.; n. constr. pipiin.   vagina.  

pipiditoto   {pipidiytẹwtẹw}.   Dial. W: ippiditoto {yippidiytẹwtẹw}, E: pipiditoto {pipidiytẹwtẹw}.   Distributive form of pidtoto {pidtẹwtẹw}.  

pipidtoto   {pipidtẹwtẹw}.   Variant form of pidtoto {pidtẹwtẹw}.  

pipiñ   {pipig}.   Dial. W: ippiñ {yippig}, E: pipiñ {pipig}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pipiñū; v. caus. kappiñ; n. pers. rippiñ.   Able to leap well.  

1. Jen kappiñ in lale wōn in eppiñ.   Let's have a jumping contest to see who jumps best.  

pipjinjin   {pipjinjin}.   Variant form of būbjinjin {bibjinjin}.  

pipkaj   {pipikaj}.   Dial. W: ippikaj {yippikaj}, E: pipkaj {pipkaj}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. pipkajū; n. pers. rippikaj; n. constr. pipkajin.   ability to jump far; agile.  

1. Ekkar ñan būtbọọḷ bwe eppikaj.   He's made for football for he is very agile.  

pir   {pir}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pirū; v. caus. kapir; v. distrib. pipirpir (ippirpir); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   slip down out of position, of things.  

1. Epir kaḷ eo an ajri eo.   The baby's diapers are slipping off.  

2. Eppirpir kaḷ eo an ajri eṇ.   That baby's diapers keep slipping down.  

3. Jidik wōt an pir dān eo jān mejān aebōj eo.   The water is down just a little from the top of the cistern.  

pir   {pir}.   n. al.; v. caus. kapir; n. constr. pirin.   A fish, red spot tang, Acanthurus achilles.  

pirañrañ   {piragrag}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pirañrañū; v. caus. kapirañrañ; n. pers. ri-pirañrañ; v. distrib. pirañrañ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   criss-cross; jagged; unkempt; fuzzy-haired; stems of coconut tree that nuts are attached to.  

1. Etke kwaar jab kuuṃwi bōraṃ ke epirañrañ?   Why didn't you comb your hair, for it looks a mess?  

piro   {pirew}.   Dial. E, W: bo {bew}.   twins; double; grown together; joined; two pandanus keys joined together.  

1. Āne kaṇ repiro ippān doon.   Those islets are joined together.  

2. Piro ledik raṇ.   Those girls are twins.  

pirōk   {pirẹk}.   From Japn. burokku (ブロック) (from Engl. block)   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pirōke; n. pers. ri-pirōk; n. constr. pirōkin.   concrete block; brick.  

1. Inaaj pirōke ṃweeṇ iṃō.   I'll build my house using cement blocks.  

pirōke   {pirẹkẹy}.   Transitive form of pirōkrōk {pirẹkrẹk}.  

pirōkrōk   {pirẹkrẹk}.   v. adj., tr. pirōke; n. inal. pirōkrōkū; v. distrib. piprōkrōk (ippirōkrōk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. pirōkrōk, ppirōkrōk..   braid, of hair; braid a handle of a basket; plait.  

1. Eṃṃan pirōkrōk eṇ an lieṇ.   Her braids are nice.  

pirūrrūr   {pirirrir}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pirūrrūrū; v. caus. kapirūrrūr.   method of climbing down; slip down a tree or pole.  

1. Kwōn pirūrrūr laḷtak.   Slip down (the tree).  

pit   {pit}.   shrink; to dry and become seasoned, of lumber, as in canoe building.  

1. Epit wōjke eo.   The tree is cured.  

pit   {pit}.   v. intr., tr. piti.   twist sennit; make leis.  

1. Kwōn pit ut ṇe.   Please make the lei.  

2. Kwōn piti kokwaḷ (ekkwaḷ) ṇe.   Please twist that sennit.  

Pit   {pit}.   n. pers. ri-Pit.   Gilbertese; clan name.  

piteto   {piteytew}.   n. al.; v. caus. kapiteto; n. constr. pitetoin.   A plant, sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas.  

piteto   {piteytew}.   From Engl.   n. al.; v. caus. kapiteto; n. caus. pers. ri-kapiteto; n. constr. pitetoin.   potato.  

1. Kōjro ilān kapiteto.   Let's go shop for some potatoes.  

piti   {pitiy}.   Transitive form of pitpit.  

pitōk   {pitek}.   Transitive form of petpet {pẹtpẹt}.  

pitōro   {piyterew}.   Dialectal variant of makillō {makilleh}.  

pitpit   {pitpit}.   Also kōkapit {kekapit} (ekkapit {yekkapit}).   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. pitpitū; v. caus. intr. kapitpit, tr. kapiti; n. pers. ri-pitpit; v. distrib. pipitpit (ippitpit); n. constr. pitpitin.   rub with oil as medical treatment; massage; osteopathy.  

1. Ālikin wōtlọk, iar pitpit.   After I fell I got a good rub-down.  

2. Jab kōtḷọk an jabdewōt piti lọjieṃ.   Do not let just anybody massage your abdomen.  

pitpit   {pitpit}.   Also kaatat {kahathat}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pit-(i), n. inal. pitpitū; n. pers. ri-pitpit; n. constr. pitpitin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   To chum for fish, usually in deep water.  

1. Ij pitpit waj ak kwōj pitpit tok.   I'll throw chum in your direction and you throw chum in my direction.  

2. Kwōn piti laḷ bwe en ṃōñā.   Make chum and sink it so the fish can bite.  

pitto   {pittẹw}.   v. intr., tr. pittoik; n. inal. pittoū; v. caus. kapitto; n. pers. ri-pitto; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   climb or descend a rope; rappelling.  

1. Kwōn pitto laḷḷọk.   Climb down the rope.  

2. Ḷadik eo ej pitto lōñḷọk ñan raan eo.   The boy is climbing up a rope to the breadfruit branch.  

piwūj   {piywij}.   From Engl.   fuse.  

1. Ebwil piwūj eo.   The fuse burned out.  

po   {pẹw}.   v. adj.; n. inal. poū; v. caus. kapo, kapopo; v. distrib. pepopo (eppopo).   fall off, of ripe pandanus keys; ripe, of pandanus trees.  

1. Epo bōb eṇ.   Some of the keys of that pandanus are ripe and falling.  

2. Eppopo leen bōb eṇ.   That pandanus tree always has bunches with keys that fall easily.  

3. Jen etal kapopo.   Let's go look for fallen ripe pandanus keys.  

4. Jen kapo bōb eṇ.   Let's wait until that pandanus gets ripe and some of its keys fall.  

po   {pẹw}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpo; n. constr. poin.   A fish, wrasse, Halichoeres trimaculatus Cheilinus chlorourus/diagrammus/oxcephalus/trilobatus.  

po   {pew}.   v. adj., v. intr., tr. poon; n. inal. poū; v. caus. kōpo; v. distrib. pepopo (eppopo); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   lower sail; land, sailing vessel; arrive, of sailing vessel or airplane.  

1. Enaaj potok ñāāt wa eo?   When will the canoe get here (and lower sail)?  

2. Epo baḷuun eo.   The plane has arrived.  

3. Kwōn poon wa ṇe.   Lower the sail of your canoe.  

4. Wa eo eppopo eṇ.   That canoe is stopping at many places. The sail of that canoe keeps coming down.  

po   {pew}.   v. intr.; n. inal. poū; v. caus. kōpo; v. distrib. pepopo (eppopo).   caught; capture; arrest; perfective form of jebjeb {jẹbjẹb}; reach; nabbed; seized.  

1. Ear kōb ḷọk em po dān.   He dug until he hit water.  

2. Ej bar rōḷọk wōt ḷokan aḷaḷ eo jān pein Jema ak epo ippa.   He passed the end of another board to me. P711  

3. Epo bao eo.   The chicken is caught.  

4. Epo rūkọọt eo.   The thief is arrested.  

5. Eppopo ḷeeṇ.   He's always getting arrested.  

po   {pew}.   n. inal. poō.   shelf; upper story of house; loft.  

1. Jete poon ṃweeṇ?   How many stories does that house have?  

po ḷōma-   {pew ḷema-}.   v. adj.; n. inal. po ḷōma; v. caus. kōpo ḷōma-; n. pers. ri-po ḷōma-.   perfect; ideal.  

1. Eḷap an po ḷōmān būrookraaṃ eo.   The program was perfect.  

2. Raan kein ewōr jet jikuuḷ kōṃṃan in kien im epo ḷọk jidik ḷōmāer.   Nowadays there are some schools built by the government that are more ideal. S24  

po-būruon   {pew-biriwen}.   idiom..   From po {pew} 'capture, reach, captivate', bōro {bẹrẹw} 'throat'.   v. adj. possessed.   Be content; be satisfied; be captivated.  

1. Epo būruon kōn ledik eo pāleen ḷeo nājin.   He's content with his son's spouse.  

podem   {pẹwdẹm}.   Also poom {pẹwẹm}, jāppim {jappim}, jāpim {japim|), jāpem {japẹm}, jabōṃ {jabeṃ}.   v. aux..   not at all; not even.  

1. Ear ṃōṃan (eṃṃan) aer kukure (ikkure) ak rōjab podem wiin.   They played well but didn't begin to win.  

2. Ej jab podem tōprak ṃōñā ko ñan jiljino awa.   The food wasn't ready by six o'clock.  

3. Iar pād Awai ak ijab poom lo Waikiki.   I was in Hawaii but didn't get near to Waikiki.  

4. Ijabōṃ etal.   I didn't even begin to go.  

5. Rōpodem ṃōñā.   They haven't even begun to eat.  

pojak   {pewjak}.   n. al.; v. adj.; n. inal. pojakū; v. caus. kōppojak; n. caus. pers. ri-kōppojak; v. distrib. pepojakjak (eppojakjak); n. constr. pojakin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   ready; prepared; secure; perfective form of kōpopo {kepewpew}; alert; immune.  

1. “Bwe taunin ke jej pojān [pojak in] tar metwan Likabwiro.   We might as well since we are going to sail through the stormy waters of the Likabwiro storm. P332  

2. “Koṃro pojak.”   You two get ready!” P742  

3. Ej kab kar eñaktok tokālik ke bōlen timoṇin lọjet ko rōkar pojak wōt bwe ñe ekar wōr eṇ ewōtlọk ak wa eo eturruḷọk, repojak in naaj kar wūnaake.   I later realized these sea monsters were ready to go fishing if something were to fall from the boat or if the boat were to sink. P1010  

4. Ipojak ñan mej in.   I've been immunized and won't get the flu.  

5. Koṃwin jino kōppojak.   Start to get ready.  

6. Kwōpojak ke?   Are you ready?  

7. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej pepojakjak (eppojakjak) wōt in etal.   The men are still working at getting ready to go.  

8. Ḷōṃaro raṇ rej pojak wōt in etal.   The men are ready to go.  

pok   {pẹkʷ}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pukwōj; n. inal. pokū; v. caus. kōpok; n. pers. ri-pok; v. distrib. pepokpok (eppokpok), aipokpok; n. constr. pokin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.poktak).   entangle; disorder; confuse; trouble; messed up; baffled; bedlam; bewildered; intricate; jumbled; perplexed; snarled; elaborate; complex; complicated.  

1. Ekijoñ pepokpok (eppokpok) tōrej eo.   The thread is always tangled.  

2. Epok tōrej eo.   The thread is tangled.  

3. Kwōn jab kapok eō.   Don't make me confused.  

4. Kwōn jab pukwōj eō.   Don't confuse me.  

pokake   {pewkahkey}.   v. adj.; n. inal. pokakeū; v. caus. kōpokake; n. pers. ri-pokake.   obey; obedience.  

1. Pokake eṃṃan jān katok.   Obedience is better than sacrifice (from Old Testament: Samuel to King Saul).  

pokpok   {pekʷpekʷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. pokpokū; v. caus. kōpokpok; n. pers. ri-pokpok; v. distrib. pokpoke; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   cough.  

1. Eḷap tata ilo Ṃajeḷ nañinmej in uwur, pokpok, kab jiemetak.   The most common sicknesses are head colds, coughs, and abdominal pain. S7  

poktak   {pẹkʷtak}.   stirred up; stir; be messed up; disturb; displace; rolled; perfective form of pok {pẹkʷ}.  

1. Kwōn jab pokpoktake nuknuk kaṇe.   Don't strew your clothes all over the place.  

2. Kwōn poktake juub ṇe.   Stir that soup.  

3. Toni eṇ ej kōṃṃan poktak ilo kuḷab eṇ.   Tony is making a disturbance in the club.  

polel   {pewlel}.   v. adj.; n. inal. polelū; v. caus. kōpolel.   complete; satisfy; perfect.  

1. Bwe en polel ami ḷōmṇak, koṃwij aikuj kwōnono ilo Baibōḷ.   So that your minds may be satisfied, you need to read the Bible.  

poḷ   {peḷʷ}.   vulgar.   n. al.; n. inal. poḷū; n. constr. poḷin.   rectum; anus.  

poñpoñ   {pegʷpegʷ}.   v. intr., tr. poñpoñe; n. inal. poñpoñū; v. caus. kōpoñpoñ.   cover pandanus to ripen.  

poob   {peweb}.   Transitive form of popo.  

Poobin-raj-eo   {pewebin-raj-yew}.   See poob "sweep something": "belly fin of the whale (or porpoise)"   A star; gamma Andromedae.  

pook   {pewek}.   Transitive form of popo {pewpew}.  

pookliṃ   {pewekliṃ}.   n. al.; v. caus. kōpookliṃ; n. constr. pookliṃin.   A fish, rock cod, Epinephelus flavocaeruleus.  

pooḷ   {peweḷ}.   v. intr., tr. pooḷe; n. inal. pooḷū; v. caus. kōpooḷ; v. distrib. jejepooḷ(e) (ejjepooḷ(e)); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; perf.pooḷ).   surrounded; encircled.  

1. Aolepān katak kein ilo bok in, kōmij tōmak bwe rōkōpooḷ aolep wāween ko ñan jeḷā kōn wāween mour, im rāpeḷtan kajin Ṃajeḷ.   We believe that the lessons in this book include ways for learning about the way of living, and a deeper understanding of the Marshallese language. S29  

2. Eṃōj aer jejepooḷi (ejjepooḷi) ek ko.   The large group has surrounded the fish.  

3. Eṃōj aer pooḷi ek ko.   They (a small group) have surrounded the fish.  

4. Ipooḷ.   I am surrounded.  

5. Rōpooḷ ek ko.   The fish are surrounded.  

poom   {pẹwẹm}.   Variant form of podem {pẹwdẹm}.  

poon   {pewen}.   Transitive form of po.  

popo   {pewpew}.   v. adj., tr. pook, poob; n. inal. popoū; n. pers. ri-popo; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sweep; brush off.  

1. Kwōn pookḷọk bok kaṇe.   Sweep the sand away there.  

2. Kwōn popo bwe ettoon ṃwiin.   Sweep, because the house is dirty.  

popo   {pewpew}.   n. al.; n. constr. popoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   turtle traces.  

1. Ekilep wōn in ear ato bwe ealikkar jān popoun.   The turtle that came ashore here is obviously a big one from its traces.  

popo ṃanit   {pewpew ṃanit}.   Also popo ṃanōt {pewpew ṃanẹt}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. popo ṃanitū; n. pers. ri-popo ṃanit; n. constr. popo ṃanitin.   go ashore on islands belonging to others.  

1. Kwōn jab popo ṃanit bwe rōnaaj ṃan eok.   Quit going to other peoples' land or they will kill you.  

popoor   {pewpewer}.   Variant form of boboor {bewbewer}.  

porpor   {perʷperʷ}.   Variant form of perper {perper}.  

potak   {pewtak}.   n. al.; v. adj.; v. caus. kōpotak; v. distrib. pepotaktak (eppotaktak); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. pepotaktōk (eppotaktōk), potak.   tear; torn; perfective form of peoeo {peyewyew}; tattered; ripped.  

1. Eḷap potak ṇe ilo nuknuk ṇe aṃ.   There is a big rip in your clothes.  

2. Emaroñ jirillọk im potak.”   It might incidentally get torn.” P1120  

3. Epotak nuknuk ṇe aṃ.   Your clothes are torn.  

4. Eppotaktak nuknuk kaṇe aṃ.   Your clothes are torn in many places.  

potake   {pewtakey}.   Transitive form of peoeo {peyewyew}.  

potok   See po. lower sail, land.  

poub   {pẹwib}.   v. adj.; n. inal. poubū; v. caus. kapoub; v. caus. stat. kapoubub; n. pers. ri-poub.   busy; occupied; engaged.  

1. “Ipoub ilo jebwe e,” Bojin eo eba.   I am busy steering,” the Boatswain said. P518  

2. Eḷap poub ilo raan jab kein.   I am very busy these days.  

pọ   {paw}.   v. intr.; v. caus. intr. kōpọ, tr. kōpọuk.   enter and hide inside coral, said of fish only.  

1. Ear kọjek ak kōn an pọ, ejab mej.   I hooked it but it got inside the coral and I didn't land it.  

pọk   {pakʷ}.   n. al.; v. intr.; n. inal. pọkū; v. caus. kōpọk; v. distrib. pepọkpọk (eppọkpọk); n. constr. pọkin.   catch something in one's windpipe; choke on something, suffocate.  

1. Eppọkpọk kōn an ṃōñā kaiur.   He's always getting something in his throat from eating too fast.  

2. Jab babu im ṃōñā bwe kwōnaaj pọk.   Don't eat while lying down or you'll suffocate.  

pọkwi   {pakʷiy}.   From "onomatopoeia".   v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj, v. distrib. pepọkwikwi (eppọkwikwi).   sound of someone falling; thudding sound.  

1. Iar roñ pọkwi ḷọk in an wōtlọk.   I heard the sound of him falling.  

2. Iar roñ wōt ainikien an pọkwiḷọk.   I only heard him falling to the ground. It seems as though I heard him fall.  

3. Ḷeo eṇ epọkwi ḷọk laḷ.   The man has fallen to the ground.  

pọḷjej   {paḷʷjej}.   Also pọḷjej {paḷʷjẹj}.   n. al.; v. adj., tr. pọḷjeje; n. inal. pọḷjejū; v. caus. kōpọḷjej; n. pers. ri-pọḷjej; v. distrib. pepọḷjejjej (eppọḷjejjej); n. constr. pọḷjejin.   A food, very ripe breadfruit baked in coconut milk.  

1. Eppọḷjejjej lieṇ.   That woman is always making pọḷjej.  

2. Kwōn ṃōñā pọḷjej.   Eat some poljej.  

3. Kwōn pọḷjeji kaṇe.   Make those breadfruit into pọḷjej.  

pọḷot   {paḷʷet}.   Also pāḷōt {payḷet}.   From Engl.   ballot.  

1. Rōnañin bwini ke pọḷot ko.   Have the ballots been counted?  

pọpo   {pawpẹw}.   n. al.; v. intr., tr. pọut(i), pọuni; n. constr. pọpoin; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   bind; tie; bound; coil.  

1. Epọpo jabōn eo ṇai neen.   The snake coiled around his leg.  

2. Pọutitok kokwaḷ (ekkwaḷ) ṇe ṇa ioon.   Tie that sennit around the top.  

pọputi   {pawpiwtiy}.   Distributive form of pọpo {pawpẹw}.  

pọuni   {pawiniy}.   Transitive form of pọpo {pawpẹw}.  

pọut   {pawit}.   Transitive form of pọpo {pawpẹw}.  

pukor   {pikʷẹr}.   stone used for grinding arrowroot; soft coral rocks found on beach.  

1. Kilen kōṃṃane, totake ṃokta, ṃōjin kwaḷe, tokālik iri kōn dekā pukor innām likliki im kōjeeke.   The way to prepare it is to first dig it up, and after washing it, grind it with coral rocks, and then sift it and dry it under the sun. S20  

pukot   {pikʷet}.   Transitive form of pepok {pẹpẹkʷ}.  

pukote   See pukot. look for.  

pukoti   See pukot.  

pukottok   See pukot.  

pukpukot   {pikʷpikʷet}.   Distributive form of pepok {pẹpẹkʷ}.  

pukwōj   {pikʷẹj}.   Transitive form of pok {pẹkʷ}.  

puruk   {pirʷik}.   Also piruk {pirikʷ}.   From "onomatopoeia."   v. intr.; v. dir. caus. kapuruktok/ḷọk/waj; v. distrib. pipurukruk (ippurukruk); v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj.   sound of stamping; fall with a thud.  

1. Kwōn jab pipurukruk (ippurukruk).   Don't keep on making that thudding noise.  

2. Ta in epurukḷọk laḷ?   What was that that made a noise falling down?  

puwaḷ   {piwaḷ}.   v. intr.; n. inal. puwaḷū; v. caus. kapuwaḷ; n. pers. ri-puwaḷ; v. distrib. kapuwaḷoḷ; v. dir. ~ tok/ḷọk/waj; stat. adj. puwaḷoḷ.   coward; dastardly.  

1. Ekōjak ippa bwe kōṃro kar jerā ālikin aṃro kar ire im ekar puwaḷ jān ña.   It was funny because we became friends after getting into a fight—he was so scared of me. P470  

2. Kwōn jab kapuwaḷoḷ eō.   Don't call me a coward.  

3. Kwōpuwaḷ.   You are a coward.  

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