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wa vi. to flower or bear₁ fruit.
wa- vt. to carry, to transport by hand. wahdo carry here wahla carry there. cf. [meing] ketiki.
wahda vt. to carry, to take (something).
wah n3s. fruit, flower; offspring; result.
wai vi. to sneak; to prowl, to move stealthily. Pwutako waila rehn serepeino pwohng. The boy went to see the girl last night in secret. waine, vt.
waia, also wehia. n. wire, spring. [Eng.]
waii₁ n. foreign lands, large lands beyond the horizon of Pohnpei.
waii₂ adj. slow moving. mpwei wai slow ball (in baseball).
Waioming n. Wyoming. [Eng.]
waik vt. to pull; to snatch; to stretch something.
wailes 1. n. wireless telegraph, telegram. 2. vi. to send a telegram. [Jap. waialesu < Eng. wireless]
wain n. wine, champagne. [Eng.]
waine vt. to sneak up to, to prowl about, to move stealthily to, to move about discreetly to. wai, vi.
waipai n. Wi-Fi. [Eng.]
wair n. bird sp., a land bird that flies and has a frightening call.
wairen kederlap meing. n. royal bracelet. cf. luwou.
wairenieu, also waireniso. 1. meing. n. head garland. 2. meing. vi. to wear a head garland. cf. mwaramwar, elin kapwat.
waireniso n. see wairenieu.
wairenleng meing. n. head garland of a Nahnmwarki, crown. Wairenleng wehwehki manaman en ninen Mwohnsapw. Wairenleng refers to the royal head garland that symbolizes the unlimited authority and power of the paramount chief (Mwohnsapw). cf. mwaramwar, elin kapwat.
waiseht n. long sleeve shirt, of any color; white shirt. [Jap. waishatsu < Eng.]
Waiso n. a legendary island, from which, according to some, the first Pohnpeians came.
wahu n. valley; respect, honor; a kava ritual. cf. [meing] sakaradahn wahu.
waun adj. respectful, respectable, honorable. wauniki, vt.
wauniki vt. to respect, to honor, to recognize someone with an expression of respect.
waunla 1. vi. to gain respect. 2. vi. to retire from the ministry, used among Protestants. waun, adj.
wak₁ vi. to be removed, of a lid, cover, top, etc. waka, vt. cf. [meing] wahleng.
wak₂ vt. to chop with an axe or machete, as foliage.
waka vt. to remove, of a lid, cover, top, etc. wak₁, vi. cf. [meing] wahlenge.
wahkahk vi. to cackle loudly, of a hen.
wakala vi. to be frustrated; to be full from eating too much.
wakapw n. fish sp., bluebanded surgeonfish, Acanthurus lineatus, normally found on the barrier reef.
wakar n. (3sg. wekere) pubic hair. cf. [meing] winen pahnpwoal, limwinpohnsounpwopw.
wahkihla vt. to depend on someone or something, to rely on, with ill consequences.
wako, also uwako. vi. to gag. cf. [meing] wahloal.
waku n. embroidery hoop. [Jap. waku]
wal adj. able to fly₂ far, of sihr₁ in the game peisihr.
wahl₁ n. primary forest, jungle, forest, woods, area overgrown with trees.
wahl₂ slang. n. (3sg. wali) head.
walahilap meing. n. firepit, fireplace, fire in the residence of a Soupeidi. cf. pehs₁.
walahileng meing. n. residence of a Nahnmwarki; a large nahs.
walahisomw meing. n. a large feasthouse (nahs).
walek adj. large, of any opening.
wahleng meing. vi. to be removed, of a lid, cover, top, etc. wahlenge, vt. cf. wak₁.
wahlenge meing. vt. to remove, of a lid, cover, top, etc. wahleng, vi. cf. waka.
waled n. wallet, billfold. [Eng.]
wahliniep n. any woman in one's wife's clan except one that the wife calls mother; any man in one's husband's clan except one that the husband calls child.
walipit num. eight. see pit₁.
wahloal meing. vi. to gag. cf. uwako, wako.
waluh num. eight. see -u.
wampwe adj. putting on airs, showing off.
wahn ohl pirien n. cousin, specifically, the child of one's father's brother.
wahn kasukuhl lap n. an instructional goal.
wahn kasukuhl tik n. an instructional objective.
wahn kiki n3s. cuticle.
wahn kikin eni, also wahn pehn eni. n. an expression used to refer to breadfruit; literally 'fruit of the hands of spirits'.
wahn lih pirien n. cousin, specifically the child of one's mother's sister.
wahn nihn, also sele. n. plant sp., Peperomia ponapensis.
wahn pehn aramas n. an expression used to refer to yams; literally, 'fruit of the hands of people', the fruit of human labor.
wahn pehn eni, also wahn kikin eni. n. an expression used to refer to breadfruit; literally 'fruit of the hands of spirits'.
wahn rohs, also rohs. n. flower, any flowering plant; rose. [rohs <Eng. rose]
wahn rohs pwetepwet n. plant sp., Hippobroma longiflora. [rohs <Eng.]
wahn sakau n. a small kava branch suitable for planting.
wahn sahpw n. agricultural product. Atail wahn sahpw akan me malaulau. Our agricultural products are very limited.
wahn sehd n. marine product. Atail wahn sehd akan kak mwomwla. Our marine products can be depleted.
wahnedi n3s. offspring.
wahnmeimei n. the name of one of the rear doors of a nahs, located on the left when facing the platform, used only by the Nahnmwarki.
wahnmwahng 1. n. the paternal clan of either one's mother or father. 2. vi. to be related in this way. wahnmwahngih, vt.
wahnmwahngih vt. see wahnmwahng.
wahnpei n. pumice.
wahnpoaron n. apostle; minister, one authorized to perform the sacraments.
wahnpwur n. fruit.
wahnpwuro n. original sin.
wanded n. prostitute. [Eng. wanted]
wahntal n. plant spp., Mucuna gigantea, Canavalia rosea, and Strongylodon lucidus.
wahntuhke₁ n. fruit, flower.
wahntuhke₂ 1. n. arithmetic, mathematics. 2. vi. to calculate. wahntuhkeih, vt.
wahntuhke toantoal, also ekpland, nasupi, pringihnas. n. eggplant, Solanum melongena.
wahntuhkeih vt. to calculate. wahntuhke₂, vi.
wanwehi 1. slang. n. a basin of food intended as a contribution to a party, when one does not expect the container to be returned; the name of a party employing such basins; one-way street. 2. vi. to be used as a wahnwei, of a basin. [Eng. one way]
wangawang adj. wide, of an opening, road, or channel.
wap n. wharf, dock. [Eng.]
wahpaili, also oangoahng₂, wahpali. n. seaside bean, Vigna marina.
wahpali n. see wahpaili.
wapang vi. to lie₂ crosswise.
Wapar n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
wapwel vi. to be balled out, of a plant. wapwelih, vt.
wapwelih vt. to ball out (a plant). wapwel, vi.
war₁ n. (3sg. were) body, of a person; seed, tumor, cyst, gland.
war₂ adj. worthy.
wahr n. (3sg. were) canoe, vehicle, vessel; spirit medium. cf. [meing] tehnwar, keleng.
wahr pei sakar interj. a greeting used by the occupants of an arriving canoe.
waraileng n. a basket containing cooked pork or a starch for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
warakih vt. to be a companion of; to associate with. werek, vi.
waramwahu adj. of coconut palms, bearing large nuts; of breadfruit, fecund.
warang vi. to open for the purpose of a search. Sounkeseu kepweho warangpeseng arail kapangko. The baggage inspector opened their suitcases.
warahr adj. lumpy, grainy.
wahrar n. fish sp.
warasap n. a decoratively carved canoe, used only by the Nahnmwarki, not commonly made on Pohnpei at present.
warawar₁ n. ditch, trench, groove.
warawar₂ vi. to own a vehicle.
Wahrikidam n. the emissary sent by Souiap to retrieve his pet bird; Wahrikidam was killed by Saumwin Kepinpil and his body formed the mountain in Kahmar in Nett.
warihmw Biblical. n. ark.
wahriso archaic. n. royal canoe.
warpwele vt. to arrive at the same time. Tohn kousapwo warpwele ni nesen kousapwo; irail sounda uhmw. The people of the kousapw arrived at the kousapw nahs at the same time and started the uhmw.
warpwohmwahu Biblical. n. incense, also sometimes perfume, frankincense, or myrrh.
was₁ adj. discomforting, obnoxious.
was₂ n. wristwatch. [Eng.]
wasa n. place, point.
Wasa Lapalap n. excellency, highness, used to address a Nahnmwarki, originally used only to address Isokelekel; he later elevated other high chiefs to the title of Nahnmwarki, such as the chiefs of Kitti and Sokehs. Kalahngan ong Wasa Lapalap Isipaho. Thank you to his excellency Isipaho.
wasa pwongpene vi. to become night. E saikinte wasa pwongpene ah se lelodo. Night had not yet fallen when we arrived.
wasa rahnpeseng vi. to dawn, of the day. Wasa rahnpeseng ah se mwesel. Morning had broken when we departed.
Wasahi n. the second ranking title in the Nahnmwarki line.
wasaile meing. n. face. cf. mese.
wasahn alu n. aisle, sidewalk.
wasahn kansenoh n. confessional, an enclosed stall in a Catholic church wherein people confess their sins to a priest.
wasahn keseu n. laboratory.
wasahn kilang kisinieng n. weather station.
wasahn nahk n. conservation area.
wasahn pipihs n. urinal.
wasahn pidohi n. exit.
Wasahn Soupwur, also Wasahn Sohpwur. n. "the place of no return;" the mythical location of a bridge where the souls of the dead had to sing in melodious tones before being allowed to cross over to Pahsed, the Pohnpeian heaven under the sea.
wasahn sompihr n. airport, airfield.
Wasahn Sohpwur n. see Wasahn Soupwur.
wasahn wailes n. radio station, wireless station. [wailes <Eng.]
wasapi n. wasabi. [Jap. wasabi]
wasapwong vi. to get dark, to become night.
wasapwongihdi vi. at night, to become completely dark.
wasas vi. to stagger, to have difficulty keeping one's footing.
wahsek adj. of a hole or an opening, to be large enough so that something may pass through it.
Wahsinten n. Washington (the state). [Eng.]
Wahsinten Dih Sih n. Washington, D. C. [Eng.]
wasmelen, also watermelen. n. watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris. [Eng.]
wad 1. vi. of mathematics, to multiply. 2. n. multiplication, multiplication table. wadiki, vt.
pahn wadet vi. coming, with reference to time or an event. I pahn koamoaldihsang doadoahk nan sounpwong pahn wadet. I will be retiring in the coming month.
wadehng vt. to be counted among, to be included.
wahd n. fish sp., puffer fish, Liosaccus cutaneus(?).
wahda vt. to carry, to take (something). cf. [meing] ketikihda.
wadawad₁ 1. vi. to read; to count. 2. n. numeral, number. wadek₁, vt. cf. [meing] koadoaroapwe.
wadawad₂ adj. admired; famous. wadek₂, vt.
wadek₁ vt. to read; to count. wadawad₁, vi. cf. [meing] koadoaroapwehih.
wadek₂ vt. to admire. wadawad₂, vi.
wadehng vt. to be counted among, to be included.
wadepe n3s. total counted, counting.
waderekerek vi. to say something very fast; to rattle off sounds, as in one's sleep.
wadiki vt. of mathematics, to multiply; to be counted among. wad, vi.
wadilik vi. to memorize, to know by heart. wadilikih, vt.
wadilikih vt. see wadilik.
waditik vi. to be detailed.
wadkepwe 1. vi. to do an inventory of cultivated plants. 2. n. inventory of cultivated plants.
wadwonuhmw, also koumwei. n. series of elaborate feasts held in various feasthouses.
waht vi. to bluster or storm about when angry or agitated. Pwutak sakawo wahtseli. The drunken boy stormed about.
watermelen, also wasmelen. n. watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris. [Eng.]
wahwah poss. cl. a possessive classifier used to characterize the relationship between a man and the children of any person he would call sister.
wawair vi. to echo, as a bell or as the sound of a kava pounding stone.
wawairala vi. to ring₂ resonantly, like a bell.
wei interj. an exclamation of surprise.
-wei verb. suff. there, toward you. kerep creep, kerepewei creep there, toward you.
wehi₁ n. turtle.
wehi₂ n. an autonomous paramount chiefdom; a political unit, as a municipality, district, state, country, or kingdom.
weia vi. to laugh heartily, to howl with laughter.
wehia, also waia. n. wire, spring. [Eng.]
weiapens n. barbed wire. [Eng. wire fence]
weikek 1. adj. poignant, distressed, frustrated. 2. n. frustration.
weikep vi. to harvest yams.
Wein Koht, also Wehin Koht. n. the kingdom of God. Ahlte pwoat ong Wein Koht. There is just one path to the kingdom of God.
Wehin Koht n. see Wein Koht.
Wein Nanleng n. Kingdom of Heaven.
Wein Pohnpei, also Weipokon en Pohnpei. n. State of Pohnpei.
weingal n. mangrove sp., Lumnitzera littorea, having hard wood, used for poles.
Weipokon en Pohnpei, also Wein Pohnpei. n. State of Pohnpei (used in the Constitution), more commonly Wein Pohnpei.
Weipowe n. a section (kousapw) in Nett.
weipwelenleng n. vine sp.
weipwul, also wempwul. n. Indian mulberry, noni, flame tree, Morinda citrifolia, having edible fruit (not commonly eaten on Pohnpei), used extensively in making medicine; roots used for making yellow dye; said to have been the first food on Pohnpei.
weir₁ vt. to dig, to excavate. weiweida, vi.
weir₂ vi. to race.
weirar vi. to fish for toik.
weirek adj. painful, agonizing, torturous.
weirin kang donas 1. n. a race which involves eating a doughnut suspended from a string. 2. vi. to run this race.
weirin kerep 1. n. a race in which the participant runs on all fours. 2. vi. to run this race.
weirin meninrahn 1. n. a race in which a number of participants straddle a pole and run together. 2. vi. to run this race.
weirin pap 1. n. a swimming race. 2. vi. to participate in a swimming race.
weirin pirene 1. n. a three-legged race. 2. vi. to run this race.
weirin sei 1. n. a canoe race, involving paddling canoes. 2. vi. to participate in such a race.
weirin serek 1. n. a canoe race, involving sailing canoes. 2. vi. to participate in such a race.
weirin tang 1. n. track meet. 2. vi. to participate in a track meet, to run a race.
weirin wilpahro 1. n. a wheelbarrow race. 2. vi. to run this race.
weisip, also usup. vi. to splash water at an object, to be moistened, to be sprayed. weisipih, vt.
weisipih, also usupih. vt. to splash water at an object, to moisten, to spray. Ohlo weisipih liho. That man splashed water at the woman. weisip, vi.
weiso n. municipality, kingdom; traditionally only U.
weisoahn n. an inedible variety of wild yam (palahi); used as an indicator of when to plant yams; when weisoahn begin to sprout, it is time to plant.
weid₁ n. a very high tide.
weid₂, also keid. vi. to walk in a specific direction.
weid₃ archaic. adj. heartless, without sympathy.
weidinpar n. high tide during the trade wind season.
weitahta 1. adj. red. 2. n. red.
weiwei, also weiweiloal. 1. n. diaper, loincloth, sanitary napkin. 2. vi. to wear a diaper, loincloth, or sanitary napkin. cf. [meing] dereklap.
weiweiloal 1. n. diaper, loincloth, sanitary napkin. 2. vi. to wear a diaper, loincloth, or sanitary napkin. see weiwei. cf. [meing] dereklap.
weiweida vi. to be dug out, to be excavated. weir₁, vt.
wek n. trump, in cards.
wehk vt. to confess, to reveal, to disclose, to admit.
wehkpen dihp n. confession, in the Catholic church.
wehkada meing. vi. to admit, to confess; to reveal. cf. lakahda.
weke vt. to drag the roughed-out hull of a canoe.
wekila vi. to be changed, to be transformed; to blush.
wekid, also wikid. vt. to turn over; to change, as in opinion.
wekidedi vt. to turn upside down; to drink an entire cup of kava.
wekidek vi. to be turned; to turn around; to have a change of heart.
wekidekda vi. to lie₂ on one's back.
wekidekdi vi. to lie₂ on one's stomach.
wekidedi vt. to turn upside down; to drink an entire cup of kava.
wekiwekin 1. n. variation. 2. adj. variable, inconsistent, changeable.
wekiwer vi. to frequently turn food that is being cooked. wekiwere, vt.
wekiwere vt. see wekiwer.
wehku n. beefwood, also called ironwood, Casuarina equisetifolia.
wehkpen dihp n. confession, in the Catholic church.
wel₁, also nihdwel. vi. to molt a shell.
wel₂ num. cl. used in counting plants like bamboo which have a single root but multiple stalks. welin pehri limewel five bamboo plants.
wel- vi. to be turned, to be flipped; to be bent back. Pelien sereko welidi. The canvas is turned down. welik, vt.
wehl pwoht n. whale boat. [Eng.]
weleir n. fish sp., bicolor parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor.
weleu n. high tide in the morning.
welek 1. adj. having large nuts, of a cocount tree. 2. slang. adj. having a large belly.
welewel num. eight. see wel₂.
weli n3s. the part of the yam that was used in its propogation; a molted shell.
weliakan num. eighty. see ehk₁.
weliakapw vi. to be reformed; to be repentant.
weliasapw, also welsapw. meing. vi. to be relocated to a new place.
weliel num. eight. see el₂.
welienlit 1. n. a feast of thanksgiving given for someone recovering from a physical or mental ordeal. 2. vi. to have this feast. 1. Irail pahn wia arail welienlit. They are going to have their feast of thankgiving. 2. Irail pahn welienlit lakapw. They are having a feast of thanksgiving tomorrow. welienlitih, vt.
welienlitih vt. to have a feast of thanksgiving given for someone recovering from a physical or mental ordeal. Peneinei welienlitih Soulik. The family had a thanksgiving feast for Soulik. welienlit, vi.
weliepe, also wiliepe. n3s. replacement, representative.
weliependok n. an antibiotic pill.
welihi num. eight. see ih₃.
welik vt. to turn over, to flip; to bend back. wel-, vi.
welika num. eight. see ka₂.
welikap num. eight. see kap.
welikek vi. to be bent, to be twisted; to wriggle. Keilen kakono welikekpene. The sides of the box were bent.
welikin num. eight. see kin₂.
welikis num. eight. see kis₁.
welikid num. eight thousand.
welimen num. eight. see men₃.
welimwodol num. eight. see mwodol.
welimwut num. eight. see mwut₂.
welin uht n. a grove of bananas.
welin nih n. a grove of coconut palms.
welin tuhke n. a grove of trees.
welinen num. eighty thousand.
weliniak n. mangrove forest.
welingoul num. eighty. see ngoul.
welipa num. eight. see pa₃.
welipak num. eight. see pak₁.
welipali num. eight. see pali₁.
welipar num. eight. see par₂.
welipei num. eight. see pei₅.
welipit num. eight. see pit₂.
welipoar num. eight. see poar₁.
welipwiki num. eight hundred.
welipwidik num. eight. see pwidik.
welipwong num. eight. see pwong.
welipwoat num. eight. see pwoat.
welipwuloi num. eight. see pwuloi.
welira num. eight. see ra.
welirar num. eight million.
welisapw num. eight hundred million.
welihsek num. eighty. see eisek.
welisel num. eight. see sel₂.
welisou num. eight. see sou₄.
welisop num. eight. see sop₂.
welisu num. eight. see su.
welidep num. eighty million.
welidip num. eight. see dip.
welidun num. eight. see dun.
welite num. eight. see te.
welitumw num. eight. see tumw.
weliwel₁ adj. bushy, full of foliage.
weliwel₂ archaic. n. fish sp., tuna.
weluhmw num. eight. see umw₂.
wellep num. eight. see lep.
wellik num. eight billion.
wellopw num. eight hundred thousand.
welsapw, also weliasapw. meing. vi. to be relocated to a new place.
wempwul, also weipwul. n. Indian mulberry, noni, Morinda citrifolia, having edible fruit (not eaten on Pohnpei), used extensively in making medicine; roots used for making yellow dye; said to have been the first food on Pohnpei.
wen vi. to dance a Pohnpeian men's standing dance.
wen- vi. to lie₂, to recline. Kohla wendi meir. Go lie down and sleep.
wehn n. a Pohnpeian men's standing dance.
wenakap num. six. see kap.
wenapak num. six. see pak₁.
Wene, also Wone. n. a large area in southern Kitti that played an important religous role prior to the introduction of Christianity.
wenehi num. six. num. six. see ih₃.
weneisek num. sixty. see eisek.
weneu num. six. see -u.
wenehk num. sixty. see ehk₁.
weneka num. six. see ka₂.
wenekap num. six. see kap.
wenekin num. six. see kin₂.
wenekis num. six. see kis₁.
wenekid num. six thousand.
wenehl num. six. see el₂.
wenemen num. six. see men₃.
wenemwodol num. six. see mwodol.
wenemwut num. six. see mwut₂.
wenengoul, also wenongoul. num. sixty. see ngoul.
wenepa num. six. see pa₃.
wenepak num. six. see pak₁.
wenepali num. six. see pali₁.
wenepar num. six. see par₂.
wenepei num. six. see pei₅.
wenepit num. six. see pit₂.
wenepoar num. six. see poar₁.
wenepwiki num. six hundred.
wenepwidik num. six. see pwidik.
wenepwong num. six. see pwong.
wenepwoat num. six. see pwoat.
wenepwuloi n. six. see pwuloi.
wenering₁ n. dried coconut meat after the extraction of the oil.
wenering₂ meing. n. the third day of a funeral (after sohpai₁, the day when the death occurred), believed to be when the spirit of the deceased leaves the body. cf. rahnen loi temwen ihmw.
wenesapw num. six hundred million. see sapw₂.
wenesu num. six. see su.
wenewei vi. to continue on.
wenewel num. six. see wel₂.
Wenik₁ n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
Wenik₂ archaic. n. an ancient name for U.
Wenik Peidak n. an ancient name for the eastern half of U.
Wenik Peidi n. an ancient name for Nett, which was once part of U.
wenihmw n. door.
wenihmw en lempahntamw n. the two doors in the rear of a feasthouse, used by the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken.
Wenihmw en Pahsed n. the door to the underworld, below the ocean, the entrance to the first Heaven of traditional Pohnpeian religion.
wenihmwtok n. window.
wenoumw num. six. see umw₂.
wenongoul, also wenengoul. num. sixty. see ngoul.
wenlep num. six. see lep.
wenlik num. six billion.
wenlopw num. six hundred thousand.
wennen num. sixty thousand.
wenpwong adj. stupid, ignorant.
wenra num. six. see ra.
wenrahn adj. well-informed; understanding.
wenrar num. six million.
wens n. crane, the machine; winch. [Eng.]
wensakau n. dried kava after the extraction of the liquid.
wensapw num. six hundred million.
wensel n. six. see sel₂.
wensou num. six. see sou₄.
wensop num. six. see sop₂.
wendep num. sixty million.
wendi vi. to lie₂ down. cf. [meing] kipedi, mwoalepeidi, likupweridi.
wendip num. six. see dip.
wendun num. six. see dun.
wente num. six. see te.
wentumw num. six. see tumw.
wengewenge n3s. width.
wengid vt. to wring, to squeeze with a twisting motion. wengiweng, vi.
wengidek adj. twisted. wengid, vt.
wengiweng vi. to wring, to squeeze with a twisting motion. wengid, vt.
wengkid vi. at the end of the kava ceremony, to completely extract all the liquid from a batch of kava.
wenglopwon vi. to squeeze kava that has been set aside in anticipation of the arrival of titled guests.
wengluh vi. to prepare the final serving of kava in a kava ritual. Kumwail wengluh. You prepare the final serving.
wengmad vi. to squeeze kava until it is completely dried out.
wengpoar vi. of kava, to be processed for drinking for the final time.
wepenge vt. to lie crosswise. Lepin tuhkeho wepenge pwoaren pihlo. The log is lying across the stream.
wer₁ n. (3sg. were) neck. cf. kasang₂.
wer₂ vi. to shout, to scream, to howl, to yell, to holler. wering, vi.
wehr n. shout, scream, howl, yell.
were poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for vehicles. cf. [meing] tehnwere.
werei 1. adj. lasting for a long time. 2. n. duration.
werek 1. vi. to be companions; to be married. 2. n. spouse, husband or wife; companion, mate. warakih, vt.
werekleng n. a designated seating area in a feasthouse where the wives of the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken sit.
weren uhk vi. to fish with a net from a canoe or boat.
weren nansapw n. automobile, car, vehicle.
weren nehu n. prostate gland.
weren rais n. a grain of rice.
weren rakied n. pebble, a piece of gravel or crushed coral.
weren sei n. racing canoe, one which is paddled.
weren serek n. sailing canoe.
weren seremwei n. one who frequently cooks food in an uhmw for the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
weren tuhke n. seed.
weren weirin serek n. racing canoe, one that is sailed.
weren wini n. pill, one containing medicine.
weren wusol n. testicle.
werer n. sea cucumber sp.; the inner contents or intestines of the werer.
werewer archaic. n. criticism, oppression, condemnation.
werieng vt. to ask for a favor.
wering vt. to shout at, to scream at, to howl at, to yell at, to holler at. wer₂, vi.
wehs n. any hook-like implement used for pulling weeds or tree branches.
Wes Pirsinia, also Pirsinia Palikapi. n. West Virginia. [Eng.]
wese vt. to cut sugar cane or firewood.
weseiseu vi. to cut or harvest sugar cane. Ken kohla weseiseu. Ken went to cut sugar cane.
weseituwi vi. to collect firewood. I pahn weseituwi. I will collect firewood.
wehsel n. ship or work whistle. [Eng.]
wesik, also wisik. 1. n. burden, load. 2. vi. to be carried.
wesik pwehl, also wisik pwehl. 1. vi. to harvest a new planting of kava, traditionally taken to the Nahnmwarki. 2. n. first harvest of a new planting of kava.
wesiken sou, also wisiken sou. 1. vi. to take food to the head of a clan and to partake in a meal with him. 2. n. the act of wesiken sou.
wesiken soulap, also wisiken soulap. 1. n. food taken to one's mother-in-law. 2. vi. to take food to one's mother-in-law.
Wesderin Iuhnion n. Western Union. [Eng.]
wed adj. puffed out, protruding, as of the stomach.
wehd, also ohd, oda, sepwikin. n. taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.
wedei adj. talkative.
wedein sakau adj. talkative while under the influence of kava.
wehder n. weather. Wehderet sakanakan rahn wet. The weather is bad today. [Eng.]
wehder sdeisin, also wehder steisin. n. weather station. [Eng.]
wehder steisin n. see wehder sdeisin.
wedin neh n3s. calf, of the leg. cf. [meing] pirenisoulap.
wehdip 1. n. a revelation of misbehavior; confession. 2. vi. to reveal misbehavior, to confess.
wehdpeseng vt. to rip open; to break into a house.
wet₁ vi. to turn while in motion; to change direction; to stop along the way.
wet₂ vi. neut. to eat raw (fish). wete, vt.
weht, also wet₁. n. bend or curve in a road or path.
wete vt. to eat raw (fish). wet₂, vi.
wetih slang. vt. to whip, to spank. weweti, vi.
wetikitik adj. small in diameter, of holes, coconuts, or people; narrow, of an opening or gate.
wehwe₁ 1. vi. to be understood, to be clear or distinct; to be thoroughly knowledgeable. 2. n. (3sg. wehweh) meaning, significance. cf. [meing] er.
wehwepene vi. to be informed, to be in touch, to keep in touch. Pali koaros wehwepene. All parties are informed.
wehwe₂ n. (3sg. wehweh) opening.
weweik slang. adj. attractive.
wehwepene vi. to be informed, to be in touch, to keep in touch. Pali koaros wehwepene. All parties are informed.
weweti vi. to be whipped or spanked. wetih, vt.
wih₁ n. name of the letter w, the twentieth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /w/, a velar glide.
wih₂ n. tree sp., Barringtonia asiatica, used in making medicines.
wih₃ n. grease, fat.
wia vt. to do; occurs as wie when used with an incorporated object or when it marks durative aspect. E wiemwangas. He made copra. E wie doadoahk. He is working.
wiahla vt. to become, to turn into, to result in.
wiahda vt. to build, to construct, to make; to create.
wiakau adj. wasteful; neglected, mistreated, abused. wiakawe, vt.
wiakaula vi. to be wasted; to be neglected, to be mistreated, to be abused. Mwengehn rahn wet kan pahn wiakaula. These foods for today will be wasted. Seri soisoio wiakaula. That once cherished child is now being negected.
wiakawe vt. to waste; to neglect, to mistreat, to abuse (a person). wiakau, adj.
wiahki vi. to assume. I wiahki me e melahr. I assume that he died.
wiahla vt. to become, to turn into, to result in.
wiahda vt. to build, to construct, to make; to create. cf. [meing] koureke, kourakih.
wiawi vi. to occur, to happen; to have sexual intercourse. wia, vt.
wie see wia.
wiekau adj. abusive, wasteful. wiekawe, vt.
wiekawe vt. to mistreat; to waste. E wiekawe e pwoudo. He mistreated his wife. wiekau, adj.
wiekupwur 1. meing. n. meeting, deliberation. 2. meing. vi. to meet, to deliberate.
kupwurehieng vt. to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect. Isohko kupwurehieng me ih me koaros pwungki. Isohko thinks that is what everyone prefers.
kupwurehla vt. to forgive; to bless. Komw kupwurehla ohlo, pwe e sapwungala. Forgive the man, for he made a mistake.
kupwurehda vt. to decide, to determine. Mwohnsapwoko kupwurehda me ieremenehr kamadipw wiawi. Mwohnsapwoko decided that the feast will no longer take place.
wielamalam 1. n. meeting, deliberation. 2. vi. to meet, to deliberate. cf. [meing] wiekupwur.
wiehni 1. n. the game of tag. 2. vi. to play tag.
wihenmoar, also wihnmoar. n. tree sp., Barringtonia racemosa, used medicinally.
wiepe n. procedure. Ih wiepe me re kin idawehn. That is the procedure that they followed.
wiepeikid vi. to excuse, to apologize.
wiepen kosonned n. a legal procedure. E daur wiepen kosonned. He's following legal procedure.
wiepen nin limen Koht Biblical. n. creation.
wiepwel n. something that is 'part of the earth' and is dead or no longer active, either literally or figuratively. cf. [meing] iasenpwel.
wiepwella vi. to become 'part of the earth', as when someone or something dies and turns to soil, either literally or figuratively.
wiesent vi. to earn money. Kitail anahne wiesent ansou mwadang. We need to earn some money soon. [sent <Eng. cent]
wiesuwain vi. to make lace that is to be attached to the bottom of a woman's slip for decoration.
wiesuwed 1. vi. to have sexual intercourse. 2. n. sexual intercourse.
wiedip vi. to commit a serious offense.
wiewia n. behavior, deed. Ahmw wiewia me sohte mwahu. Your behavior is not good.
Wiewia kan Biblical. n. Acts, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament).
wihk₁ n. week. [Eng.]
wihk₂ n. wick. [Eng.]
wihkend n. weekend. [Eng.]
wikid, also wekid. vt. to turn over; to change, as in opinion.
wikpeseng vi. to be different.
wihkdei n. weekday. [Eng.]
wikwikin adj. variable, inconsistent, changeable.
wil n. will₁, the document. [Eng.]
wihl₁ n. (3sg. wile) penis, of an adult.
wihl₂ n. wheel. [Eng.]
wilepon, also wulopon. n. uncircumcised penis.
wiliali vi. to exchange; to be changed, to be substituted, to be replaced. wilian, vt.
wilian vt. to change, to substitute, to replace, to represent; to be the heir of. wiliali, vi.
wilianter n. bush sp.
wilie n3s. substitute, successor.
wiliepe, also weliepe. n3s. replacement, representative.
wiliependok n. antibiotic.
wilpahro n. wheelbarrow. [Eng.]
wihn₁ n. (3sg. wine, wune) body hair, feathers, fur, scales.
wihn₂ 1. vi. to win; to profit. 2. n. profit. [Eng.]
winaun, also wunaun. adj. hairy, furry.
winakanak adj. wet and matted, of hair.
winan adj. hairy.
winahni, also wunahni. 1. 2. n. spell, magic, incantation.
winahnih, also wunahnih. vt. to cast a spell on. I masak ohlo pwe e kak winahniehdi. I am afraid of that man because he can cast a spell on me.
winapwehk, also wunapwehk. slang. adj. of bodily coverings, soaking wet.
winen pahnpwoal meing. n3s. pubic hair. cf. wakar.
winen sendilap n. (3sg. winen sendilepe) hair of the big toe. cf. [meing] likaupenleng.
winen sihpw Biblical. n. wool. [sihpw <Eng. sheep]
wini 1. n. herbal medicine; any potion or article intended to have a medical or magical function. 2. vi. to apply medicine. winie, vt. cf. [meing] sawaidenleng.
wini en kamandehdo n. medicine to make someone feel safe when he or she is afraid to remain at home because of threatening conditions. Kiheng kene wini en kamandehdo pwe en pwurodo. Provide him/her medicine to feel safe to return.
wini en kamwakel n. a plant used as a medicine to cleanse the body, or wounds, or as a laxative.
wini en ketiket n. anesthetic.
wini en koaloalamwahu n. a medicine used to reduce stress or unhappiness.
wini en loh n. a medicine used to treat someone choking on a fish bone.
wini en luwak n. a medicine used either to cause or to cure jealousy.
wini en nan aumweredi n. a medicine used to treat thrush, a rash that appears in the mouthes of children that prevents them from eating or drinking.
wini en neitik n. a medicine used within four days after the delivery of a baby to cleanse the womb and to prevent medical complications that might result from the delivery.
wini en pohnpei n. traditional medicine, medicine that employs herbs or magic.
wini en pwuksoar n. a kind of magic that will make a dancing group appear oustanding during a performance.
wini en sarwel n. a medicine given to a child made ill by a winahni, to help determine what kind of illness the child has.
wini en silasil n. a medicine used to protect someone from magic, love potions, poisons, etc.
wini en sokolei n. a medicine use to treat soumwahu en sokolei.
wini en dokala n. a medicine used to treat the sting of a stonefish (nehu₁), typically caused by stepping on its spines.
wini en waii n. foreign medicine.
wini en widengi n. toothpaste.
winie vt. to medicate; to treat with medicine. wini, vi.
wihnmoar, also wihnsed. n. tree sp., Barringtonia asiatica.
wihnsed n. see wihnmoar.
wirenna, also uhr₁, urenna. n. spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.
wisekesek, also wusekesek. adj. wet.
wisik, also wesik. 1. n. burden, load. 2. vi. to be carried.
wisik pwehl, also wesik pwehl. 1. vi. to harvest a new planting of kava, traditionally taken to the Nahnmwarki. 2. n. first harvest of a new planting of kava.
wisiken sou, also wesiken sou. 1. vi. to take food to the head of a clan and to partake in a meal with him. 2. n. the act of wisiken sou.
wisiken soulap, also wesiken soulap. 1. n. food taken to one's mother-in-law. 2. vi. to take food to one's mother-in-law.
wisikilek vi. to run an errand. Pwutaken wisikilek. That boy ran an errand.
Wiskonsin n. Wisconsin. [Eng.]
wihd n. wheat.
wideh, also widene. vi. to wash one's feet.
widei n. fish sp.
wideud vi. to be washed, of anything except clothing. widen, vt.
widek vi. to be poured; to be spilled. wideki, vt.
wideki vt. to pour; to spill. widek, vi.
widen vt. to wash, of anything except clothing. wideud, vi.
widene, also wideh. vi. to wash feet.
widenmell meing. adj. having a tickling effect, arousing. cf. kararan.
widengi, also wudengi. vi. to brush one's teeth.
wider en pohn mad n. fish sp. a kind of grouper.
widing 1. vi. to deceive, to lie₁, to defraud. 2. n. deception, lie₁, fraud. widinge, vt.
widinge vt. to deceive, to lie₁ to, to defraud. widing, vi.
widingek adj. deceitful, fraudulent.
widipe, also udipe. n. footstool.
widir n. fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.
widiroah vt. to withdraw, of money from an account. [Eng.]
wihwi n. fish sp., a type of unicornfish.
wounkerehlap n. a seating area in a feasthouse located in the foreground of kienwounken.
wounkerehleng n. front platform of a feasthouse.
wounmei n. a door in the rear of a feasthouse used by the Nahnmwarki.
wok, also pok. vi. to be hit with an object; to take one's turn at bat, in baseball.
wokidi 1. n. drop off, precipice, cliff, outer edge of the barrier reef. 2. adj. precipitous, sheer, of a dropoff.
Wone, also Wene. n. a large area in southern Kitti that played an important religous role prior to the introduction of Christianity.
wohnohn vi. to lie₂ down.
wonowei vi. to strive onward.
wonuhmw n. cookhouse that contains an uhmw. cf. [meing] pahdak.
wonla vi. to proceed forward.
wonpwong adj. dull, stupid, ignorant.
wowoki, also popoki. vi. to be whipped, to be beaten, to be spanked. woakih, vt.
woakih, also poakih. vt. to whip, to beat, to spank. wowoki, vi.
woahkian adj. bearing much, productive, more than adequate.
woakida vi. to look up to and listen attentively, as of people in a feasthouse.
woakidi vi. to be knocked out.
wulekens 1. adj. diseased, of a penis. 2. n. diseased penis.
wulopon, also wilepon. n. uncircumcised penis.
wunaun, also winaun. adj. hairy, furry.
wunahni, also winahni. n. spell, magic, incantation.
wunahnih, also winahnih. n. to cast a spell on.
wunapwehk, also winapwehk. slang. adj. of bodily coverings, soaking wet.
wurak, also urak₃. meing. vt. to drink; to accept atonement, as part of a tohmw ceremony. cf. nim.
wusekesek, also wisekesek. adj. wet.
wusol, also usol. n. (3sg. wusole) scrotum; baby boy.
wusol en kuloak n. pendulum of a clock.
wusolendong, also usolendong. n. the starchy growth found near decaying dohng trees, formerly exported to Japan where it was used in the manufacture of drugs.
wusolmat₁, also usolmat₁. 1. n. mature male pig; a derogatory term for filariasis. 2. interj. an insult.
wusolmat₂, also usolmat₂, masikisik. n. Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata, considered a noxious weed.
wusolpali, also usolpali. n. a man or pig having only one testicle.
wusoar, also usoar. vi. to apply oil or lotion to one's hair or skin.
wudengi, also widengi. vt. to brush one's teeth.