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uhneipwa n. an eloquent public speaker, a master spokesperson.
uhnpeh n3s. forearm. cf. [meing] uluhllap, nanukouleng.
uhp n. plant sp., derris root, Paraderris elliptica, used for poisoning fish.
uhp kitik n. vine sp., used for poisoning fish.
uhpah vt. to serve, to pay tribute to the Soupeidi.
uhpal vi. to take sides, often used negatively, implying support for improper conduct; prejudiced, biased. uhpalih, vt.
uhpalih vt. to take sides with, to be prejudiced against, to be biased against. uhpal, vi.
uhpaup vi. to poison fish. uhpe, vt.
uhpe vt. to poison fish. uhpaup, vi.
uhpen iap, also uhpen palau. n. plant sp., Callicarpa candicans ponapensis used for poisoning fish.
uhpen palau n. see uhpen iap.
uhpene vi. to compete; to disagree with one another; to run against another, as in an election.
uhpoar, also peupoar. 1. vi. to take sides. 2. adj. prejudiced, biased. 1. I pahn uhpoariki lahpo. I'll take sides with that guy.
uhpw n. drinking coconut. cf. [meing] pehn, pwihleng.
uhpwel vi. neut. to pile earth around the roots of a plant. uhpwelih, vt.
uhpwelih vt. see uhpwel.
uhr₁, also urenna, wirenna. n. spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.
uhr₂ n. post, pole, pillar, column.
uhrahn vi. to have sexual intercourse during daylight hours.
uhramwahu adj. having good timing; having arrived at the proper time.
uhran vi., vt. to wait for, to check on something and then return to another activity. cf. [meing] kehdied, kehdiede.
uhre n3s. muscle of a clam, used for closing the shell.
uhredi, also uhridi. vt. to collect palm fronds for thatch.
uhrelleng meing. n. mat, used as a cover; sheet, as for bedding. Patowando uhrelleng. Bring the mat (to be used as a cover). cf. tehi, tein upuhp.
uhren uhpw n. the soft upper part of the shell of the coconut, at a certain growth stage.
uhrenloak n. a post located in a feasthouse on the right side of the main platform (when facing it), where the main platform meets the side platform.
uhridi, also uhredi. vt. to collect palm fronds for thatch.
uhs n. float, as for a fishing net.
uhs uhs n. a chase call used when hunting deer or wild pigs.
uhse vt. to continue an activity; to relay, as a message; to extend. Uhsehla pakairo ong Soulik. Relay the message to Soulik.
uhsepe n3s. continuation, extension.
uhsepengepenge vt. to relay information that one is not sure of.
uht n. banana, Musa sp., a generic term for a large number of cultivars, the leaves of which are used for a variety of purposes, including the preparation of medicine and covering an uhmw; bananas are sometimes ingested as a means of removing fish bones caught in the throat; banana fibers of certain cultivars were traditionally used for weaving cloth, a skill which is no longer practiced.
uht kapakap n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
uht laud, also utin kuam. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, possibly the same as utin menihle.
uht piahia n. a dish made of cooked bananas (peeled or unpeeled), cooked in coconut cream.
uht rais, also kudud, kirihm. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
uht sukusuk, also lihlihn uht. n. a dish made by boiling peeled or unpeeled bananas (typically utin Ruk or inahsio), after which they are mashed and mixed with coconut milk.
uht tikitik, also utin menihle. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, thought by some to be from Manila. possibly the same as utin kuam.
uhtohr, also uhdatohr. 1. adj. independent. 2. n. independence.
uhweng vt. to oppose, to disagree with; to go against.
uhweng kosonned vi. to be illegal, to do something illegal.
uhwoas vi. to cut ivory palm fronds for thatch.
uk adj. fast₁, speedy; violent.
ukada adj. steep, uphill.
ukalap n. large seine or net.
uke vt. to roll, of objects too heavy to lift.
ukedi adj. steep, downhill.
uketik n. small seine or net.
ukili vi. to recruit a woman for the purpose of prostitution.
ukenlekidek n. throw net.
ukouk 1. n. a type of net fishing, where the fisherman uses a naik in each hand. 2. vi. to fish in this manner.
ukulehle n. ukulele. [Eng.]
ulen kidi slang. n. sausage, hot dog.
uliunleng meing. n. strand of hair. cf. pitenwel.
ullap n. (3sg. ullepe) uncle, of the same clan; any person one's mother would call brother.
ullapitik n. maternal uncle, mother's youngest brother. Ullaptiki ohl. That man is my mother's younger brother.
uluhl 1. n. pillow; small hill that is long and rounded, ridge; pile; bed, for planting. 2. vi. to use a pillow. ulung, vt. cf. [meing] derihleng, rerinpehiso.
uluhlen neh n3s. upper shin bone. cf. [meing] oaloahllap.
uluhllap meing. n. forearm. cf. uhnpeh.
ulung vt. to use as a pillow. uluhl, vi.
ulung en kieil n. fern spp., Davallia embolostegia or Davallia solida, used medicinally.
ulunge poss. cl. a possessive classifier used for pillows or things used as pillows.
ulungedi vt. to obstruct. Soulik ulungedi arail doadoahk. Soulik obstructed their work.
ulungen wehi n. New Guinea starfish.
umepwosi n. pickled plum. [Jap. umeboshi]
umpang vt. to carry something requiring repeated trips, as numerous bags of copra; to carry. [Jap. unpan]
umw₁ vi. neut. to bake in an uhmw. umwun₁, vt.
umw₂ num. cl. used in counting yams and bananas. kehp isuhmw seven yams.
umwulap 1. n. a type of medical treatment during which the patient inhales the smoke or vapors of a mixture of various plants, usually by sitting under a sheet or blanket with the medicinal mix being heated by a hot stone or water. 2. vi. to undergo this type of treatment.
umwulap en kau 1. n. an umwulap treatment for conditions that might have been caused by harmful magic or sorcery. 2. vi. to undergo this type of treatment.
umwule n. fish sp., forktail rabbitfish, Siganus argenteus.
umwun₁ vt. to bake in an uhmw. umw₁, vi.
umwun₂ n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.
umwun darak 1. n. feast for a Nahnmwarki suffering from a grave illness. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun edied 1. n. a feast held immediately before going to war; at this gathering, warriors were often expected to eat only partly cooked rats, dogs, and in more modern times, pigs, as a sign of their resolve and courage. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun kaunop n. an uhmw made on Saturday in preparation for Sunday.
umwun kehmpwon 1. n. the second feast of the yam season, usually in August or September, representing a notification that people have eaten yams only in unsliced form; whole cooked tubers are presented. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun kepinwar 1. n. feast given for someone departing, a farewell feast. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun kidi n. an uhmw containing only dog.
umwunkoanoat 1. n. honorary feast for a Nahnmwarki. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun liksapw 1. n. a feast for someone departing. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun luhwenmei 1. n. the last feast of the breadfruit season, employing breadfruit of the meinsahrek type, signaling the end of the breadfruit season and the beginning of isol. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun maikol n. an uhmw containing only maikol.
umwun mwurilik 1. n. death feast, given after the burial. 2. vi. to give this feast.
umwun neitik 1. n. feast given after the birth of a child, normally on the fourth day. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun pelien kehp 1. n. fourth feast of the yam season, occuring in September, in which cooked divided tubers are used tribute; serves as notification that yams have grown large enough to be divided and cooked. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwun peneinei n. family feast.
umwunsak 1. n. honorary feast for a Nahnken. 2. vi. to have this feast.
umwunmei n. an uhmw containing only breadfruit.
unahnihn kaus eni 1. n. a magical spell used to cast out an angry spirit or the ghost of an ancestor. 2. vi. to perform this activity.
undeng 1. vi. to drive. 2. n. driver. 1. I saikinte esehla undeng. I have not yet learned to drive. [Jap. unten] undengih, vt.
undengih vt. see undeng.
undohkai n. athletic meet. [Jap. undōkai]
une n. mounded row, as in a garden. [Jap. une]
unge n. Allophylus ternatus; use for medicine and to make fishing nets.
unkolahr vi. to be nearly finished.
unsek adj. entire, whole, unanimous, complete; normal.
up vt. to cover or shield oneself from the weather, to cover oneself with a sheet, etc. when in bed. upuhp, vi. cf. [meing] moaroape.
upada vt. to raise a cover of some type to take cover from the rain.
upenei n. vine sp., used for poisoning fish.
upuhp 1. vi. to be covered by a sheet, as for bedding. 2. n. a sheet, as for bedding; cover, a leaf used as protection against the rain. up, vt. cf. [meing] moaroap.
Upwudenmei n. a subclan of the Dipwinpahnmei, once the ruling subclan of Madolenihmw.
Upwuten Pahini n. the former senior subclan of the Dipwinmen clan.
ur vi. to wade, as in water or tall grass. urak₁, vt.
ur- vt. to gather palm fronds for thatch. I pahn urodo ei parem. I'll gather my nipa palm fronds.
urahdek, also ruwahdek. 1. vi. to be pulled, to be dragged. 2. adj. not quite cooked, of food items that are tested for being cooked by inserting a fine stick. urahdekih, vt.
urahdekih, also ruwahdekih. vt. to pull, to drag. urahdek, vi.
urahdied meing. adj. jealous, usually with reference to one's spouse. Mwohnsapwoko me urahdied. Mwohnsapwoko is jealous. cf. luwakahk.
urak₁ vt. to wade, as in water or tall grass. ur, vi.
urak₂ vt. to lap₃ up.
urak₃, also wurak. meing. vt. to drink; to accept atonement, as part of a tohmw ceremony. Mwohnsapwoko urak sapwehn koanoato. Mwohnsapwoko drank the fourth cup of sakau (during the sakau ritual). cf. nim.
uralap n. main supporting posts of a house.
uramai, also uremei. 1. meing. n. feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone. 2. vi. to have this feast. 1. Uramai pahn wiawi rahn wet. A feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone will take place today. 2. Re uramai rahnwet. They had a feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone today. uramaih, vt.
uraur vi. to make a spashing sound, as when walking in water.
uremei, also uramai. 1. meing. n. feast to celebrate the first usage of a new kava stone. 2. meing. vi. to have this feast. 1. Uremei ehu mwo. That is a dedication. 2. Iahd kumwail pahn uremei. When are you dedicating your new kava stone? uremeih, vt.
urenna, also uhr₁, wirenna. n. spiny lobster, Panulirus spp.
uresed meing. vi. to walk on the reef, implying to a destination a considerable distance away, to hike. Mwohnsapwoko uresed sang Sekerenli lel Mant. Mwohnsapwoko walked on the reef from Sekerenli to Mant. Re uresed sang Nihkehwe lel Mant. They walked from Nihkehwe to Mant. cf. sapal.
uridi vi. to end the rhythmic pounding of a kava stone, preceding the preparation of kava.
uritik n. a secondary supporting post of a house.
uroamoar vi. to wade or walk on the reef. cf. sapal.
urohs 1. n. skirt, half-slip. 2. vi. to wear a skirt or half-slip. [Jap. zurōsu < Eng. drawers]
urompw vi. to drag something in the water that creates a drag on a canoe or boat.
urompwida vi. to sprout.
uruhr 1. archaic. n. laughter, happiness. 2. vi. to laugh, happy.
Uruluk, also Oroluk. n. a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.
us vt. to pull out, to pluck, to vote for. usuhs, vi.
usasang vt. to pull from, to unplug.
usalis vi. to pluck whiskers, as with tweezers, shells, or fish scales. cf. [meing] kameimeiso.
usasang vt. to pull from, to unplug.
use n. grass sp., Cyperus javanicus, a perennial sedge that grows to a height of approx. three feet.
usekesek, also wisekesek. adj. wet. cf. [meing] mwoluhdingiding.
usepehi n. a cork-like wood that drifts into Pohnpei, used as a surface to rub on when making ngkoal (rather than the leg), also used as a cork for fishing or to plug a bottle or a hole in a boat.
uskomwkomw 1. meing. vi. to pluck gray whiskers. 2. meing. n. the activity of plucking gray whiskers. 1. Mwohnsapwoko uskomwkomw. Mwohnsapwoko is plucking whiskers. 2. Uskomwkomw pahn wiawi. The activity of plucking whiskers will take place. cf. uspwetepwet.
uspwetepwet 1. vi. to pluck gray hair or whiskers. 2. n. the activity of plucking gray hair or whiskers. cf. [meing] uskomwkomw, ustepwetepw, kemeimeiso.
ustepwetepw 1. meing. vi. to pluck gray hair. 2. n. the activity of plucking gray hair. 1. Liho pahn ustepwetepw. The lady will pluck gray hair. cf. uspwetepwet.
usu n. star, starfish.
Usuhn Rahn, also Usuhrahn. n. Venus, the morning star.
Usuhrahn, also Usuhn Rahn. n. Venus, the morning star.
usuhs 1. vi. to vote. 2. n. election, raffle, lottery, vote. us, vt.
usukek vi. to be slightly taller, higher, longer, etc. Soulik usukeksang Lepen. Soulik is slightly taller than Lepen.
usukekida vi. to jerk up.
usukekpeseng vi. to be pulled from the joint, as a bone or a pipe. Pehie usukekpeseng. My arm was pulled out of joint.
usup, also weisip. vt. to be splashing water towards an object, to be moistened, to be sprayed. usupih, vt.
usupih, also weisipih. vt. to splash water towards an object, to moisten, to spray.
usuwarih, also usuwere. vt. to strain one's neck to see something. usuwer, vi.
usuwer vi. to strain one's neck to see. usuwarih, usuwere, vt.
usuwere, also usuwarih. vt. to strain one's neck to see something. usuwer, vi.
uter 1. vi. to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor. 2. n. any food prepared in this manner. utere, vt.
utere vt. to prepare food with grated coconut, to mix things together; to roll in sugar; to rub fat on food for flavor. uter, vi.
utiak n. generic name for a group of banana cultivars, eaten both raw and cooked.
utiak en angaur, also utiak en palau. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utiak en palau, also utiak en angaur. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utiak en pohnpei n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utimwas n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked.
utimwot n. a banana cultivar.
utin iap n. a banana cultivar from Yap, mostly eaten cooked; highly esteemed, can be offered to paramount chiefs.
utin kerenis, also kirou rohi. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked, from Kapingamarangi.
utin kouruhr, also peleu₂. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked, said to ripen faster if you smile at it.
utin kuam, also uht laud. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, thought by some to be from Guam, possibly the same as utin menihle or uht tikitik.
utin lihli , also ilario. n. a banana culivar, mostly eaten cooked.
utin menihle, also uht tikitik. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, thought by some to be from Manila. possibly the same as utin kuam.
utin pihsi n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, from Fiji.
utin ruk, also poupoulap₂, akihna. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten cooked, from Chuuk.
utin seipahn, also inahsio. n. a banana cultivar, from Saipan, mostly eaten cooked.
utin wai, also utin wai mwotomwot. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw.
utin wai mwotomwot n. see utin wai.
utindol, also utidol. n. a banana cultivar, eaten both raw and cooked.
utinwel, also tikahp, utisel. n. banana sp., Musa textilis, usually eaten cooked.
utipe n. support, brace; footstool.
utisel, also tikahp, utinwel. n. banana sp., Musa textilis, mostly eaten cooked.
utuhn nahna n. base of a mountain.
utun ngih, also oton ngih. n3s. gums, of the teeth. cf. [meing] katengeniot.
utuhnpil n. source, of a river or a stream.
utuht 1. vi. to be propped up, to be held up, to be supported. 2. n. support. utung, vt.
utung vt. to prop up, to hold up, to support. utuht, vi.
utuwi n3s. source of a river or stream, upstream.
uwako, also wako. vi. to gag. cf. [meing] wahloal.
uwe₁ n3s. size, amount, quantity. Ia uwe? How big is it?
uwe₂ n3s. residue.
uwenrahn meing. adj. intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp. Mwohnsapwoko me uwenrahn. Mwohnsapwoko is intelligent. cf. loalekeng.