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a-   pre. one. used with pre-nominal numerals. also e-₁, ε-, .  

a₁   conj. and; but. *interrogative marker.

a₂   n. fish sp., mullet.

a pako   n. fish sp., shark mullet.

a₃   n. edible soft part of a young coconut around the stem.

ad₁   n. name; reputation. nc oadoan. n3sg oadoa.

adanki   vi. named.

kahdanki   vt. to name.

ad₂   n. gall bladder;. nc adin. n3sg adin.

adaji   vi. bare-foot. Jp.

adal   excl. pass!, on foregoing one's opportunity to cut cards.

adam   n. fish sp., kind of skipjack.

adanki   see ad₁.

adardar   vi. to paint following a line. vt adardari.

adaru   vi. lucky. Jp.

adma   vi. to behead a fish. vt admai.

adohl   n. coconut variety whose fruit has a sweet husk.

adpwal   vi. impatient, overanxious; to rush.

adroau   n. egg.

adu   num. nine. serial counting system.

adwoak   vi. difficult (of a task); hard to get along with (of a person). Eng. hard work

ah₁   n. his thing. general *possessive classifier. nc εn₁.

ah₂   n. name of the letter a₁.

ahd₁   n. current (of water). vi. to drift with the current.

ahd₂   n. card game, hearts.

ahding   n. crab sp.

ahiroa   n. whirlwind; waterspout.

ahj   n. hatch. Eng.

ahl   n. fish sp., wahoo.

ahn₁   int. then what?; so what?

ahn₂   vt. familiar with; well acquainted with; used to.

ahp krehsi   vi. half-crazy. Eng.

ahpa   n. small bay. Eng. harbor

ahpwuhpwu   vi. to put arm around shoulder or waist.

ahpwuhs   n. tree sp., fruit bearing.

ahsik   n. phase of the moon, full moon. vi. a sparkling on the surface of the water at night.

ahu   excl. Wow!. *exclamation of *surprise.

aida   n. pandanus variety.

aiduhn   vi. stubborn.

aiε   n. centipede.

aij   n. tree sp.

aik   n. kind of driftwood, cedar.

aikεm   n. taro variety.

aiki   vt. to tow. vi aikiεk.

aikiu   n. dole; distribution. vi. to distribute (as a dole). vt aikiui. nc aikiuhn. Jp.

ain₁   n. handcuffs, shackles. Eng. irons

ain₂   n. iron. vi. to iron (clothes). vt aini. Eng.

ainkos   n. coconut sennit strand.

ainoko   n. half caste. Jp.

ainpεhk   n. handbag. Eng.

ainpwoahs   n. cooking pot. vi. to cook in a pot; to stew. vt ainpwoahsi. Eng. iron pot

ainpwoahs par   n. food, par₁ boiled with coconut cream and molasses.

ainpwoahs piahia   n. food, boiled taro recooked in coconut cream and molasses.

ainsoa   n. handsaw; cross-cut saw. Eng.

ainspwong   n. short pants. Jp.

aio   nr. yesterday.

aip   vi. disfigured; twisted; weathered.

air₁   vt. to pull something along a track, rope, or cord. vi airεk.

air₂   vi. worried; pre-occupied.

ais   n. ice. Eng.

aisara   n. ashtray. Jp.

aiskeiki   n. popsicle. Jp. < Eng. ice cake

aispwoaks   n. icebox. Eng.

aji   n. chop sticks. Jp.

ajmεl   n. fish sp., kind of sea perch.

ajmohmo   n. coral variety, white and often used to fashion gravestones.

ajmwein   n. male turtle.

ajpein   n. female turtle.

ak   n. tree sp., mangrove.

ak-   pre. demonstration of.

aka   vi. to taste or smell of peppermint.

akan   vt. to ignite; to set fire to. vi akanεk.

akdar   vi. fishing method, to fish with a pole and hook and fly dragged along the surface. vt akdari.

akdei   vi. to strive to get ahead; to struggle to succeed. see dei.

akjuei   vi. to exaggerate one's importance or the importance of one's actions. see juei.

aklaplap   vi. cocky; haughty; inconsiderate;. see laplap.

akloaki   vi. to act in a purposeful manner while attributing the outcome to luck. see loaki.

akmai   vi. to argue.
Ngoah akmaikioang ih mεhu. I argued with him about that.

akmanman   vi. able to do magic tricks; to feign godliness. see manman.

akmwahli   vt. to disdain; to disregard; to look down on. see mwahl.

akpai   n. fish sp., ? spiny-back trumpet fish.

akpas   nr. now. also εkpas.  

akpwung   vi. to self-justify. see pwung₁.

aksei   vi. to embalm (an animal). vt akseii.

aksiksik   vi. polite; humble. see siksik.

aksuahu   vi. to deviate; to dissent; to disagree. see suahu.

al   n. road; street; line; path; way. vi. to line, to draw lines. vt ali. nc alεn. n3sg aloa.

al koalik   n. road.

al siksik   n. path.

aljang   vt. to copy from.

alahl   vi. striped.

alεk   n. reed.

alεn wudrεk   n. milky way.

alij₁   n. beard; moustache. nc oaljoan. n3sg oaljoa.

alij₂   vi. to aim. vt aliji.

alim   num. five. serial counting system.

aljapw   see oaloa.

alkεnkεn   vi. fawning.

alohpw   n. game, kickball.

alpapεd   n. alphabet. Eng.

alu   vi. to walk. vi. to walk on stilts.

alu suhkoa   n. stilts.   vi. to walk on stilts.

aluhn doaki   vi. to waddle.

ama₁   int. if; although; though; what if.

ama₂   n. hammer. vi. to hammer. Eng.

Amεrka   n. America.

amεrkoair   n. banana sp., originating in S. America.

amij   vi. to bite one's lip.

ampangia   n. umpire. Jp. < Eng.

ampεl   n. anvil. Eng.

ampεr   n. umbrella. Eng. also ampεrεhla.  

amw   n. kind of insect.

amwda   int. why?

amwdahn   adv. used to express *threat|s.
Amwdahn koawoa! Why you!.

amwjε   n. mosquito.

amwumw   vi. to wipe; to wash. vt amwun.

amwun   vt. to wipe; to wash. vi amwumw.

-an   suf. full of.
pilan watery
winan hairy
udukan fleshy.

anahnε   vt. to need; to want.

anairε   n. game, variety of marbles.

andana   n. antenna. Eng.

andip   vi. to spit. vt andipi.

andip mwahl   vi. to spit thoughtlessly or inconsiderately.

ang   n. claw of crab or lobster; tentacle; ray (of sun). nc angεn. n3sg angε.

anggangin   vi. excited, anxious.

angin₁   nc. heat of.

angin₂   vi. powerful (of a blow).

angkεhlail   vi. stubborn, pig-headed. vi. to rape. vt angkεhlaili. Pon.

angkejep   n. handkerchief. Eng.

angkes   excl. It serves you right! also angkeswei.  

angkoa   n. anchor. Eng.

anjoau   n. time; season.

ekij anjoau   nr. sometimes.

epwi anjoau   nr. sometimes.

anki   vt. to have or to own. for items possessed with the general possessive classifier. see ah₁.

ansu   n. apricot tree. Jp.

angεn majεs   n. match (to start fire).

ap   n. strand (of rope or wire).

apa   vi. to broad jump. Jp.

apa dopi   vi. to broad jump. Jp.

apal   n. food, grated green banana put back in the skin and cooked in pia₁.

apal koikoi   n. food, like apal.

apar   n. fish sp., a large tuna.

apas   num. one; another. long object counting system.

apεl₁   conj. and; and also. see a₁.

apεl₂   n. apple. Eng.

apid₁   n. canoe part, curved pieces connecting outrigger to canoe hull.

apid₂   vt. to carry under arm. vi apidεk.

apij   vi. to pinch. vt apiji.

apkahs   vi. half caste. Eng.

appa   n. dynamite.

aproa   n. his shoulder. vt. to carry on the shoulder. vi aproapoar, aproahk, . nc aproan.

aproapoar   vi. to carry on the shoulder. vt aproa.

apsas   n. abcess. vi. to have an abcess. Eng.

apwa   excl. so. always used with an interrogative.
Apwa da? So what?.

apwal   vi. difficult; hard.

apwali   vt. to look after; to take care of; to treat.

apwεn   conj. but; on the contrary. see a₁.

apwinεk   vi. to wash one's face. Ponapean Mokilese.

apwkan   nr. short time ago; in a little while.

apwraiaji   n. tree sp., type of palm. Jp.

ar   vi. to drift with the tide. vi. unmarried (of a woman), said to be because of bad disposition. slang.

arda   vi. beached; washed up.   vi. unmarried (of a woman), said to be because of bad disposition.

arjili   vi. to drift around.

ara   pro. they two. also ira.  

ara koaroj they two; both of them.

arahr   vi. drifting.

arai   pro. they. plural.

aramaki   n. belly-band. Jp.

ardo ardak   vi. to set cross timbers at right angles by measuring the distance between the ends. vt ardo ardaki.

arεr   vi. to spray.

ari   num. two. serial counting system.

ariar   n. gaff. vi. to try to hook with a gaff. vt ariari.

ariardi   vi. hooked.

ariarihdi   vt. to hook with a gaff.

arlε   n. fish sp., kind of parrot fish.

armaj   n. person; people; human.

armonikka   n. harmonica. Eng.

asahs   n. shark sp., gummy shark.

au₁   n. mouth. nc oawoan. n3sg oawoa.

au likamw   vi. to be a compulsive liar.

au mas   vi. foul-mouthed.

oawoan dihpoahd   n. cervix. slang.

oawoan li   vi. loose-tongued.

oawoan mwinge   vi. greedy (for food).

au₂   n. tree sp., banyan.

aud   vi. out. *baseball term. Eng.

audi   neg. not. also jaudi.  

audo   vt. to load; to fill. vi audohd.

audohda   vt. to fill up.

audohkihdi   vt. to fill with.
Ih audohkihdi mwoakko pil. He filled the glass with water.

audohla   vt. to finish filling.

audopoa   n. its contents or subject matter. nc audopoan.

audohd   vi. to load; to fill. vt audo.

audokahp   n. outside curve. *baseball term. Jp. < Eng.

aujεk   vi. to make porridge. n. porridge. vt aujεki.

aulaid   n. celebration for a new net. vi. to have a celebration for a new net.

ausoa   vi. huge.

awa   n. hour. Eng.

awal₁   num. eight. serial counting system.

awal₂   vt. to change or to replace (covering, pages, etc.). vi awalεk.

awan   vi. to show love through a gift.

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