la le li lo loa lu
-la verb. suff. there, away from you and me; used with adjectives to indicate that a new state exists that has come about as a result of a gradual change from some previous state; used with verbs of loss or disappearance to signal that an action has been carried through to its logical conclusion; used with animate nouns meaning 'to become''; also used with some verbs to indicate the action or activity they denote is carried out without undo delay. tang run, tangala run there; tihti skinny, tihtihla become skinny; sar faded, sarala completely faded; sounpadahk teacher, sounpadahkala become a teacher; kohla go there, kohlahla go ahead and go there.
la- archaic. prefix masculine marker. lidu female servant ladu male servant.
Laiap n. an island off the coast of Kitti; also called Rainbow Island.
laiohn n. lion. [Eng.]
laikihk adj. bitter, of kava.
lain n. line, boundary; a piece of property. [Eng.]
laipreri n. library. [Eng.]
lair Biblical. n. lyre. [Eng.]
laisin n. license. [Eng.]
laid vi. to fish. laidih, vt.
laid kapw 1. n. third feast given to celebrate the use of a new net. 2. vi. to have this feast.
laiden Kerenis n. a kind of fishing introduced by the Kapingamarangi in which a large number of people work together casting a net from the shore and then pulling it back, similar to the hukilau style of fishing in Hawai'i. Laidin Kerenis anahne aramas tohto. Kapingamarangi style fishing requires many people.
laidih vt. to fish for. laid, vi.
laidiniki n. porpoise.
lait n. cigarette lighter. [Eng.]
lao₁ n. dear, a term of affection used by parents with their children.
lao₂ conj. adv. until. Kita awih ira lao kohdo. Let's wait until they come.
lahu, also loh₁. n. (3sg. lewe) tongue.
laumwaumw adj. disrespectful, discourteous, usually said of children.
laud 1. adj. big, old. 2. n. (3sg. laudi) bigness, greatness.
lauwikehk, also luwaikehk. vi. to call by shouting, to call out.
lahk n. (3sg. lake) penis, of an adult. cf. [meing] kuruptoaleina, kuruptoaleileng.
lakaukod meing. n. a stake made of mangrove, used for splitting a clump of kava roots, typically ten to twelve inches in diameter and six to seven feet long, sharpened flat on one end. cf. kohd₂.
lakalok, also lokalok. adj. restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.
lakapw n. tomorrow.
lakahda meing. vi. to admit, to confess; to reveal. Mwohnsapw lakahda me re loalloale liho. Mwohnsapw revealed that he is infatuated with that woman. cf. wehkada.
lakadahn, also akadahn, kaladahn. n. a banana cultivar, mostly eaten raw, prized for its delicious taste, Musa acuminata. [Tag. lakatan]
lakepon n. uncircumcised penis.
laki adj. lucky. [Eng.]
lakiot archaic. n. highly prized cloth made from breadfruit bark; an elaborate, beaded sash (a kind of dohr); loincloth.
lakid vt. to drop; to discard. lekidek, vi.
lakohn n. a large pile of food, as at a feast; a huge basket of food; a round of kava.
lal vi. to make a sound, to speak, to utter.
lallal vi. to speak incessantly; to run, said of a machine.
lahlahwe Biblical. vt. to blaspheme; to condemn, to attack with criticism.
lallal vi. to speak incessantly; to run, said of a machine.
lamai vt. to be cruel, belligerent, or tough to. lemei, adj.
lamalam 1. n. thought, idea, opinion; common sense; religious belief; will₁. 2. vi. to think, to believe, to suppose, to suspect. leme, vt.
lamalam kapw n. literally 'new thought', a term used to refer to Christianity.
lamalam tikitik adj. pessimistic.
laman, also karer laman. n. lime₂, Citrus aurantiifolia. [Eng. lemon]
lamisih, also lemisih. vt. to arrange one's hair in a chignon or bun. lemis, vi.
lamkaru adj. hasty or rash, of a decision.
lammwih n3s. fear, awe.
lammwin adj. majestic, inspiring fear and awe, awesome.
lamp n. lamp. [Eng.]
Lampein n. title of the wife of a Lepen.
Lampein Ririn n. title of the wife of a Lepen Ririn.
lamrir adj. discreet, unpredictable. cf. kepinnamw loal.
lamwahk n. orchid sp., Galeola ponapensis or Pseudovanilla ponapensis.
lamwahk en wai n. orchid sp.
lamwer, also limwoahr. n. gecko.
lampwon adj. stupid, stupified.
lampwoatol n. bottle lamp, made with a wick in a bottle containing kerosene. [Eng. lamp bottle]
landana, also randana. n. lantana, Lantana camara. [Eng.]
lanten n. lantern. [Eng.]
lang vi. to be hung up. langa, vt.
langalang vi. to be open, as of a business.
langada vi. to be tied to something overhead; to be opened.
lahng₁ n. sky, originally believed to be a dome that covered the earth.
lahng₂ n. (3sg. langi) bad weather.
lahng₃ n. spider conch, Lambis lambis; generic term for Lambis spp., occasionally used for food.
langa vt. to hang up. lang, vi.
langahda vt. to tie to something overhead; to open, as in opening an entrance.
langalang vi. to be open, as of a business.
Langasapw n. the name of one of the Heavens in traditional Pohnpeian religion.
langada vi. to be tied to something overhead; to be opened. langahda, vt.
langahda vt. to tie to something overhead; to open, as in opening an entrance. langada, vi.
langih₁, also nillangih, ninlangih. meing. vt. to look up toward something. Mwohnsapw ketieila oh langih mesenleng. Mwohnsapw went outside and looked up at the eastern sky. cf. kilangada.
langih₂, also langilangih, lengilengih. meing. vt. to hold a high title; to wear a head garland. Mwohnsapw me pil langih Soukisehnleng. Mwohnsapw also holds the title of Soukisehnleng. Mwohnsapw langih elin pwuren Pohnpei. Mwohnsapw wore a head garland made from the indigenous pwuhr. cf. mware₂, mwareniki.
langihada vt. to put on, of a head garland. Isohko langihada elin pwuhr ieu. Isohko put on a head garland made of pwuhr.
langilangih, also langih₂, lengilengih. meing. vt. to hold a high title; to wear a head garland. Likend Madolenihmw me pil langilangih Likenpahuh. Likend Madolenihmw also holds the title of Likenpahuh. cf. mware₂, mwareniki.
lap adj. very large, important, intense. Kalahngan lap. Thank you very much. kalahngan lap thank you very much.
lahp n. guy or gal; sweetheart (with ahi₂).
lapake 1. vi. to flood. 2. adj. flooded. 3. n. a flood.
lapala adj. physically big.
lapalap adj. high ranking, esteemed, great,.
lapalapala vi. to be exalted, to be promoted.
Lapanon Biblical. n. Lebanon. [Eng.]
Lapango n. a legendary male ghost, said to have dug the channel at Sapwalap with his penis.
lahpele meing. n3s. middle finger, the finger next to the index finger. cf. sendin nanpwung, temwetemwe, senditemwe, senditemwetemwe.
Lapoange n. an ancient magician whose contests with Mwohnmwur and Sarapahu resulted in many of the physical features of Madolenihmw.
lahpdap n. laptop computer. [Eng. laptop]
lapwa vt. see lapwad.
lapwad, also lapwa, lawad. vt. to open or untie, as a bag; to loosen.
lapwada vi. to be released; to be forgiven, in a religious sense. lapwahda, vt.
lapwahda vt. to release, to forgive in a religious sense. lapwada, vi.
lapwehpwe 1. vi. to acknowledge high-titled people before the distribution of food or at the beginning of a speech, done when the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken or their spouses are present or their kousapw counterparts, or the holder of an honorary title . 2. n. an acknowledgement of this nature. lapwehpweh, vt.
lapwehpweh, also lapwehpwehih. vt. see lapwehpwe.
lapwehpwehih, also lapwehpweh. vt. see lapwehpwe.
lahpweseisei n. waterspout.
lapwed n. eel sp., Echidna polyzona, commonly found on the barrier reef; also used as a generic term for all saltwater eels.
lapwedek vi. to be opened or untied, as a bag; to be loosened. lapwa, lapwad, vt.
lapwedehlam n. eel sp., moray eel, Gymnothorax javanicus, commonly found in deep water.
lapweden pahniak n. saltwater, commonly found along the edge of mangrove swamps.
lahsekir n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
lasi archaic. n. freshwater eel sp.
Lasialap n. a clan, the clan of the Nahnmwarki of U and customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Nett.
lasing vi. to be lashed. [Eng. lashing] lasingih, vt.
lasingih vt. to lash. [lasing <Eng. lashing] lasing, vi.
laskahs n. last card in the game of crazy eight. [Eng.]
lahd n. fish sp., jack₁, Carangidae spp.; commonly found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.
Ladin n. Latin. lokaiahn Ladin Latin language. [Eng.]
ladu n. (3sg. laduwi) male servant, either politically or domestically.
laduwih vt. to serve as a male servant.
latok n. anything short or stubby.
lawain derekleng meing. adj. to be quick in responding. Isohko me lawain derekleng. Isohko is quick in responding. cf. dierek lokaia.
lawalo adj. wild, not domesticated; disobedient.
lawahsar n. a coconut (specifically an uhpw) that contains no water.
lawad, also lapwa, lapwad. vt. to open or untie, as a bag; to loosen. lawadek, vi.
lawadek vi. to be opened or untied, as of a bag. Ehdo lawadek sohte kanenge. The bag was opened and there was nothing in it. lawad, vt.
lawi n. fish sp., yellow-tailed brown parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor; more generally Scaridae (parrot fishes); normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs.
lawihwe n. bird sp., pigeon, with black legs.
leh₁ n. oil, for cooking or as a lotion; perfume.
leh₂ n. pool₁, lake, a place where a river widens.
Lehiak n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
leiap n. the priestly titles that corresponds to the four highest secular titles.
leu vi. to be cooked.
lek 1. vi. to be slashed, lanced, or cut; to have an incision made; to be castrated. 2. n. incision; medical operation, on the legs or arms. 1. Ohlo iang lek. That man is one of those who was castrated. leke, vt.
lehk 1. n. a period of famine. 2. adj. selfish. lehngki, vt.
lekala, also lekwusolla. vi. to be castrated. Olen Pohnpei en mwehiet sohte kin lekala. Pohnpeian men of today never get castrated.
leke vt. to slash; to make an incision; to castrate. lek, vi.
lekelek n. castrated animal, usually a pig; a scar self-inflicted to demonstrate one's manhood. Mie nein Soulik lekelek riau. Soulik has two castrated pigs. Kilin ohlo lekelek. That man's skin has a self-inflicted scar.
lekidek vi. to be dropped; to fish with a throwing net. lakid, vt.
lekidekla vi. to be discarded, to be neglected; to be cast out or damned.
lekusol vi. Olen Pohnpein mahsoko kin lekwusolla. Pohnpeian men of long ago usually get castreated. see lekwusol.
lekwusol, also lekusol. 1. adj. castrated. 2. n. the process of castration. 1. Ohl lekwusol men mwo. He is a castrated man. 2. Ohlo men lekwuso. That man wants to be castrated. 2. Olen Pohnpein mahsoko kin lekwusolla. Pohnpeian men of long ago usually got castrated.
lekwusolla, also lekala. vi. to be castrated. Nan mwehi kapw wet, sohte me kin lekwusolla me duwehte mahso. In this new era, no one gets castrated as they commonly did long ago.
lel₁ vi. to reach or arrive at.
lelehng, also lelohng. vt. to encounter. Ma ke lelehng kahpwal, ke pahn anahne sawas. If you encounter an obstacle, you will need help.
lel₂, also leltih. slang. adj. perfect, just right. Omw suhten udahn lel! Your shoes look great!
lel₃ vi. to be wounded, as a consequence of fighting.
lel₄ vt. as well as, including. Soangen aramas koaros kak iang College of Micronesia, me pwulopwul lel me mah. Anybody can go to the College of Micronesia, young as well as old.
lel₅ vi. to emit an odor, to give out a smell. Pwoh mwahu lelada wasaht. Fragrant smells come from this place. lelle, vt.
lelada₁ vi. to smell up. Mehkot lelada wasaht. Something is smelling up this place.
lehle 1. adj. peaceful, calm; good. 2. n. peace.
leleki vt. to bring to the attention of an authority, to report.
lelekis adj. said of one who cries easily when upset.
lelehng, also lelohng. vt. to encounter. Ma ke lelehng kahpwal, ke pahn anahne sawas. If you encounter an obstacle, you will need help.
lelepeila vi. to die from a wound received in a battle.
lelepek adj. reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright. cf. [meing] likehke.
lelepekla vi. to be conscientious.
lelepengki vt. to be conscientious, to be considered intelligent.
leles n. plant sp., Dendrocnide latifolia, the leaves of which cause itching.
leledi n. eighteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the second night after the full moon in the lunar cycle; the third day of the holy week in the traditional Pohnpeian religion. Leledi iei pwohng keisek waluh nan ehu sounpwong. Leledi is the eighteenth night of the month. Leledi iei eden kesiluhen rahn en wihk sarawi. Leledi is the third day of the holy week.
lelohng, also lelehng. vt. to encounter.
lelle vt. to emit an odor. lel₅, vi.
leltih, also lel₂. slang. adj. perfect, just right.
leme vt. to think, to believe, to suppose, to suspect. I leme ke me pwung. I believe you are correct. lamalam, vi. cf. [meing] kupwure.
lemehieng vt. to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect. I lemehieng me ke iang irail. I assumed you were with them.
lemehda vt. to decide, to determine.
lemei adj. cruel, belligerent, tough. lamai, vt.
lemehieng vt. to think, to feel, to assume, to suspect. I lemehieng me ke iang irail. I assumed you were with them. cf. kupwurehieng.
lemelemehk 1. adj. suspicious. 2. n. suspicion.
lemehda vt. to decide, to determine. cf. [meing] kupwurehda.
lemedep num. fifty million.
lemis 1. n. chignon or bun. 2. vi. to arrange one's hair in a chignon or bun. lamisih, lemisih, vt.
lemisih, also lamisih. vt. see lemis.
lemmw, also lommw. adj. in fear of the supernatural, afraid of ghosts.
lempahntamw n. main rear platform of a feasthouse.
lempe n. unripe fallen fruit.
lempehdi 1. vi. to fall, of unripe fruit. 2. meing. vi. to fall down, of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. 1. Wahn mahio lempehdi. The unripe fruit on that breadfruit tree fell. 2. Mwohnsapw lempehdisang pohn tahto. Mwohnsapw fell down from the (raised) floor. cf. pwupwidi.
lemwedek 1. slang. vi. to eat. 2. n. food.
lemwulemwur adj. cool, cold, damp (of the weather).
Lempwei Lapalap n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.
Lempwei Ririn n. a title.
Lempwei Sapal n. the master stone-cutter of Sokehs who, after being banished from Nan Madol, built the stone city of Sapwtakai in Kepihleng; also known by the titles Keteumanien and Lempwei Sok.
Lempwei Sok n. the master stone-cutter of Sokehs who, after being banished from Nan Madol, built the stone city of Sapwtakai in Kepihleng; also known by the titles Keteumanien and Lempwei Sapal.
lempweilleng n. see lempweinleng.
lempweinleng, also lempweilleng. meing. n. broom or duster made from the inner ribs of palm fronds, for use in a feasthouse. Mie sapwellim lempweinleng? Does Mwohnsapw have a broom?
lehn olip Biblical. n. olive oil. [olip <Eng.]
lehn usoar, also lehn wisoar. n. coconut oil for the hair. cf. [meing] lehn kalangi.
lehn kalangi meing. n. coconut oil used for the hair of a Nahnmwarki, a Nahnken, and their spouses. I pahn patohwando sapwellim lehn kalangi. I will bring you some hair oil. cf. lehn usoar, lehn wisoar.
lehn kei n. coconut oil used for the skin. cf. [meing] lehnawahu.
lehn kepwil n. coconut oil for annointing a canoe or a woman who has become engaged.
lehn pwelmatak n. puddle.
lehn wai n. perfume.
lehn wisoar, also lehn usoar. n. coconut oil for the hair. cf. [meing] lehn kalangi.
lehnawahu meing. n. coconut oil used for the skin of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken and their spouses. Mie sapwellim lehnawahu? Do you have any coconut oil skin lotion? cf. lehn kei.
Lehnmesi n. name of the second largest river system on Pohnpei, located in Kitti.
lehnmwese vt. to check on, to keep on eye on.
lehnpilen duhdu n. bathing place in a stream. cf. [meing] kereiso.
Lehnpwel n. an ancient name for the Pehleng section of Kitti.
lensienleng, also lihseinleng. meing. n. (3sg. lensienleng) perspiration, sweat. Likend pahn ahlimwehsang lensienleng. Likend will wipe off the sweat. cf. pwudau, pwudo.
Lend n. Lent, primarily used by Protestants. [Eng.]
lengelenge n3s. hip, hip joint.
lengen n. sp. of small crab.
Lenger n. island northeast of the airport that is a section (kousapw) in Nett, formerly the site of a Japanese seaplane base.
lengileng 1. meing. n. (3sg. lengilengihr) a high title; head garland. 2. meing. vi. to wear a head garland. 1. Pwoud Lepen Palikir wia ehu lengileng kesempwal. Pwoud Lepen Palikir is a prestigious title. lengilengih, vt. cf. mwahr, mwaramwar, elin kapwat.
lengilengih, also langih₂, langilangih. meing. vt. to hold a high title; to wear a head garland. Dahme komw langilangih ansou wet? What title do you hold now? lengileng, vi. cf. mware₂, mwareniki.
lengihngihso meing. n. a stick used for handing a head garland (lengileng) to a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. Patowanehng nihnen ni lengihngihso. Place the Nahnmwarki's head garland on the stick. cf. kisin tuhke.
lengirihri vt. to defend, to save.
lengk adj. acrophobic.
lehngki vt. to be selfish about something. lehk, adj.
lep num. cl. a numeral classifier used in counting oblong pieces. lepin tuhke sillep three oblong pieces of wood.
lehp 1. n. a marching dance, brought to Pohnpei by Marshallese workers during the German administration (1899-1916). 2. vi. to dance a marching dance. [Mrs. leep < Eng. left]
Lepaiadan Biblical. n. Leviathan. [Eng.]
lepalep vi. to doze, to sleep restlessly.
lepard n. leopard. [Eng.]
lepeu 1. adj. self-conscious. 2. n. conscience.
lepel, also mepel, lepil. n. level, a carpenter's tool. [Eng.]
lepelepe meing. n3s. thumb or big toe. Lepelepen palimaun en mpwospeseng. His right thumb is swollen. cf. sendilepe.
Lepen n. a title.
lepen keisang adj. said of one who makes large but irregular contributions to feasts or parties. Luwen me lepen keisang. Luwen is a one time, big donor.
Lepen Madau n. a title.
Lepen Moar n. the ruler of Senipehn, a large political entity in central Madolenihmw that predated the rule of the Saudeleur.
Lepen Nett n. the honorary title of the Nahnmwarki of Nett.
Lepen Parem n. the section chief of the island of Parem.
Lepen Ririn n. a title, in the Nahnken line.
Lepen Sokehs n. a relatively low ranking title from Sokehs; in 1890 the holder of this title tried unsuccessfully to mediate the dispute between the Spanish colonial administration and the people of Madolenihmw.
lepenmoar n. a yam cultivar.
Lepensed n. a honorary title.
lepewih vt. to be conscious of one's self. Lepewihuk. Be conscious of who you are.
lepi- rel. n. section, piece, side.
lepil, also lepel, mepel. n. level, a carpenter's tool. [Eng.]
lepin vi. to be approximately half full, of a container of liquid.
lepin kahs n. saying, proverb. see kahs₅.
lepin keidu n. a post, such as a fence post.
lepin koasoai, also pwuloin koasoai. n. phrase.
lepin likou n. material, cloth.
lepin lokaia n. word; expression, saying; archaic word or expression. cf. [meing] lepin mahsen.
lepin lokaiahn pous n. conjunctive adverb.
lepin mahsen meing. n. word; expression, saying; archaic word or expression. Mie lepin mahsen lep ketihtihki, "Dehr kerwa pein karatamah." There is an expression that means, "Don't be too anxious about what is inevitably going to happen". cf. lepin lokaia.
Lepin Padahk Audapan Kan Biblical. n. Proverbs, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).
lepin rausis 1. n. short pants, shorts. 2. vi. to wear short pants or shorts.
lepin seipali Biblical. n. staff, one used by a shepherd; lance.
lepin sepwil₁ n. a piece of burning wood used to start a fire, brand, ember. I pahn saunkihda ai kisiniei lepin sepwilo. I will start my fire with that piece of wood.
lepin sepwil₂ meing. n. permission to speak, asked of the Nahnmwarki. I peki ahi tungoal elep lepin sepwil en mwohn ei pah doula. I request permission to speak before I proceed. I pahn saunkihda ai kisiniei lepin sepwilo. I will start my fire with that splinter of wood.
lepin seht 1. n. blouse. 2. vi. to wear a blouse.
lepin tuhke n. log, stick; short sticks (approximately 5-6 inches in length) used in the dokia dance.
lepinpil n. pool₁, pond, puddle.
lepinpok n. a club for killing large fish.
lepinsaipali n. war spear.
lepinsed n. ocean, sea, as the Pacific Ocean, or the Philippine Sea.
lepinsedo n. a condition or structure in the ocean such that makes it difficult to traverse, such as that caused by the fringing reef in southern Madolenihmw.
Leprohi n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw, Kitti, and Nett.
lehpsed meing. n. bathing sponge. Sohte sapwellim lehpsed. He has no bathing sponge. cf. limwen duhdu.
lepdahla n. windward.
lepdihla n. leeward.
lepdo n. left field, in baseball. [Jap. refuto < Eng. left]
lepwak en kehp pwediwel n. a yam cultivar.
lehpwel n. taro patch, marsh, bog; large swamp.
les₁ vi. to deserve ill fortune or punishment, to have it coming. Ke les. You had it coming.
lesila vi. to receive one's comeuppance.
les₂ vi. to be split, of a husked coconut; to be rung, of a bell. leser, vt.
lesen n. lesson. [Eng.]
leser vt. to split a husked coconut; to ring₂ a bell. les₂, vi.
lesienleng meing. n. (3sg. lesienlengihr) sweat from the brow. Mwohnsapw limerere lesienleng. Mwohnsapw wiped the sweat from his brow. cf. pwudowenmas.
lesikihla vi. to be shamed, to be humbled.
lesila vi. to receive one's comeuppance.
lesihpwong 1. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. such a late night snack.
Lehdau n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw which was an independent political entity prior to the rise of Nan Madol; also a section in Nett.
ledeulap n. forgiveness, excuse. En ohlo ledeulap me kasaladakala pwutako. The man's forgiveness freed the boy.
ledeulapih, also ledeulepe. vt. to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.
ledeulepe, also ledeulapih. vt. to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.
ledeulepih, also ledeulepe. vt. to forgive; to overlook, to excuse.
Ledek n. a clan.
leding n. bird sp., pigeon, with red legs.
ledis n. lettuce. [Eng.]
let vi. neut. to flick. leteng, vt.
leht n. lead₂; bullet, cartridge. [Eng.]
lete n. letter, correspondence. [Eng. letter]
letek, also letok. n. grass sp., a kind of cane grass.
letelet vi. to knock or rap₁. leteng, vt.
lehtemp n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
leteng vt. to flick; to knock with the finger tip; to knock or rap₁. let, letelet, vi.
letepwel n. fish sp. convict tang, Acanthurus triostequs, normally found on the barrier reef.
leter n. letter, of the alphabet. [Eng.]
letok, also letek. n. grass sp., a kind of cane grass.
lewair, also luwair. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
Lewetik n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti, Sokehs, and Nett.
li-₁ verb. pref. prefix meaning 'given to'. pirap steal, lipirap given to stealing.
li-₂ archaic. prefix feminine marker. lidu female servant ladu male servant.
lih₁ n. name of the letter l, the ninth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /l/, a dental lateral.
lih₂ n. woman, lady; female of any species.
lih₃ n. boom sheet, sail rope.
lih kamwohd n. bride.
lih kadek n. nun.
lih kiripw n. a single, unmarried woman.
Lih Nahnmwarki Biblical. n. Queen.
lih nenek n. prostitute, whore, harlot.
lih pwopwoud n. a married woman.
liaid vi. to pick lice from one's own head. liaide, vt.
liaide vt. see liaid.
liaudaud n. medicinal herb.
liaudan adj. capacious, able to hold a lot.
liakotohrohr adj. unsociable, acting alone, selfish; discriminatory. Aramas liakotohrohr men sohte kin men patehng mehtei kan. An unsociable person normally does not associate with others.
lialaud n. elderly female.
liamahm 1. adj. given to denial. 2. n. denial, intitial refusal out of politeness.
liahmw, also ahmw₂, omwinwel. n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.
liahn adj. outgoing, friendly, knowing no stranger, usually said of children and pets.
liap 1. meing. vi. to lie₁. 2. meing. adj. untruthful. 3. meing. n. lie₁. 1. Isohko sohte kin liap. Isohko does not lie. 2. Kitail pahn idawehn liap? Are we going to follow his lie? cf. likamw.
liapih, also liepih. vt. to loop a cord around one's ankles for climbing trees, to climb with a cord around one's ankles. liep, vi.
liapiap n. noose for snaring rats.
liapwahpw vi. to place a wrap or cover over oneself so that the front of the torso is covered.
Liarkatau n. a clan.
liahdek vi. to recoil, to wince.
lieurehre, also liourehre. 1. vi. to have a nightmare; to mutter indistinctly during sleep; to be delirious. 2. n. nightmare; muttering; delirium. cf. [meing] nderak.
lielehle archaic. n. good woman.
lielikend n. wife of a high title holder. Kumwail kalahngan kahrehlong lielikend kan. Please escort in the wives of the high title holders.
liemeir n. grass sp.
liemweseu n. prostitute, whore, harlot.
lien nan imwalap n. housewife. Lih akan kin wiahla lien nan imwalap mwurin pwopwoud. Women normally become housewives after marriage.
lienei n. the favorite female child of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.
lienkeneitik n. midwife.
lienkuweteleng n. a dryland taro (sawa₁) cultivar.
lienpileng n. grains of sand present in the bottom of a canoe.
lienseisop n. woman who awaits or goes aboard visiting ships for sexual purposes. Lienseisop kan kin pereniki kasamwohdo olen pohn sohp kan. Women who await or go aboard visiting ships for sexual purposes like to welcome the ship's crew.
liengimat 1. n. lymphatic filariasis, elephantiasis; enlarged testicles. 2. vi. to have this disease.
liep 1. n. cord, looped around one's ankles and used for climbing trees. 2. vi. to loop such a cord around one's ankles. liepih, vt.
liepe meing. vt. to lie₁ to; to trick; to tease. Mwohnsapw liepeie. Mwohnsapw lied to me. cf. pitih.
liepih, also liapih. vt. to loop a cord around one's ankles for climbing trees, to climb with a cord around one's ankles. liep, vi.
lieraran, also lihraran. n. nymphomaniac, prostitute.
lierepeini, also lierpwater. n. fish spp., Chaetodontidae, butterfly fishes, commony found in the lagoon and on fringing, patch, and barrier reefs.
lierkepinwer adj. talkative.
lierkepinwet vi. to talk about things one should not talk about.
lierkik adj. active, lively, uneasy; restless, with reference to a child.
lierpwater, also lierepeini. n. fish spp., Chaetodontidae, butterfly fishes, commony found in the lagoon and on fringing, patch, and barrier reefs.
liesengeu n. woman desiring sexual intercourse; prostitute.
liedepwen n. childless woman.
liedipan Biblical. n. prostitute.
liet adj. full of milk, of the breasts.
Liet n. said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past, believed to have been ugly, lazy cannibals; the females are called Liet and the males are called Siet.
Liou Ririn n. title of the wife of an Ou Ririn.
Lioun Mwoluhsei n. the female shark that guards the route to Kahnihmweiso, the city beneath the sea.
Liounpei n. title of the wife of an Oun Pohnpei.
Lioundol n. title of the wife of an Oundol.
liourehre, also lieurehre. 1. vi. to have a nightmare; to mutter indistinctly during sleep; to be delirious. 2. n. nightmare; muttering; delirium. cf. [meing] nderak.
lioli n. fish sp., trigger fish, possibly a variety of Rhinecanthus aculeatus, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.
Lioramanipwel n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage of exploration that led to the creation of Pohnpei.
liohdi n. widow.
lioakoahk adj. hotheaded, troublesome; defective, said of a mechanical object that fails to work.
lioal n. lightning, electricity.
lioaroahrpwohtik n. small green insect with a powerful odor.
lioasoahs adj. pretentious; desirous to get something impossible to attain, utopian.
lik₁ num. one billion.
lik₂ meing. vi. to be full after eating; to be satisfied; of animals, to come out of heat; to stop bearing fruit, as of a coconut tree. Mwohnsapwoko koanoat oh likehr. Mwohnsapwoko already ate and is full. cf. med.
lik₃ meing. vi. to spit. Re likieng nan pekid. He spit into a pocket. cf. kendip₁.
lihk archaic. n. (3sg. liki) surface of something; facial expression, observable sign.
likaupenleng meing. n3s. hair of the big toe. Ma ke men pangin Mwohnsapw, ke pahn us likoupenleng. If you want to wake up Mwohnsapw, you will have to pull the hair of his big toe. cf. winen sendilap.
likaupehda meing. vt. to wake (someone) up. Nahnken pahn likaupehda Nahnkeniei. Nahnken will wake up Nahnkeniei. cf. panginda.
likaut, also soker. n. joker, in cards.
likamarepeleng meing. n. pupil and iris of the eye. cf. toantoalennanmas.
Likamadau n. the woman Isokelekel slept with on the island of And for the purpose of gathering intelligence before he went to Pohnpei to overthrow the Saudeleurs.
likamisik 1. adj. horrible in appearance, awful. 2. n. anything peculiarly sacred. likamisikih, vt.
likamisikih vt. to horrify. likamisik, adj.
likamw 1. vi. to lie₁. 2. adj. untruthful. 3. n. lie₁. cf. [meing] liap.
likamwala vt. to seem to have the attributes of.
likamwada vi. to be made a liar of; to be humiliated; to feign.
likamwete sent. adv. apparently, it seems that. Likamwete e kohdo aio. Apparently he came yesterday.
likamwohd n. bride.
likan n. spider sp.
likangkang mesuwed adj. said of someone who desires and performs oral sex.
likangkangenihmat adj. incestuous.
likarak, also lingkarak. n. (3sg. likereke) louse, flea.
likarahs n. rock crab.
Likarepwel n. the wife of Konopwel, a member of the second of the seven settlement voyages to Pohnpei.
likaritikitik, also kehmelimel. n. plant sp., Dendrobium umbellatum.
likahs 1. n. swing, hammock, seesaw. 2. vi. to swing.
likasapw 1. n. migration. 2. vi. to migrate to another place.
likahde vt. to caress.
likatekatehrapwang n. seducer, seductress.
likatengensapw, also aiau, oaioa, katengensapw. n. tree spp., banyan tree, Ficus prolixa and Ficus virens; leaves, fruit, bark, and roots used in traditional medicines.
likatokotasau n. vine sp.
likawih vt. to wear. likou, vi. cf. [meing] mwoale.
likawihada vt. to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing. likouda, vi. cf. [meing] mwoalehda.
likeikei adj. fierce; given to biting others when get angry. Kidio likeikei. The dog is fierce.
likeikiris, also likekiris. adj. slippery, slick.
likeilap meing. adj. old, aged. Mwohnsapw sohte kak ketseli pwe me likeilap. Mwohnsapw can not go around because he is old. cf. mah.
likeidihd₁ n. the rose-colored flower of wild ginger.
likeidihd₂ vi. to flow.
likehke meing. adj. reliable, conscientious; just₂, upright. Mwohnsapw me likehke. Mwohnsapw is conscientious. cf. lelepek.
likekehu, also likehkehu. adj. always standing.
likehkehu adj. see likekehu.
likekiris, also likeikiris. adj. slippery, slick.
likekringring meing. n. toothpick. Ke ese wiahda lekeringiring? Do you know how to make a toothpick for Mwohnsapw? cf. mehn eringi.
likelikad vi. to sigh.
likemisik adj. scary, frightening.
likehmw n. vine sp., Ipomoea digitata.
likend meing. n. wife. Likend men udahn pahn keidi. A wife of a chief must be anointed. cf. pwoud.
Likend n. an abbreviated form of the titles Likend Pahuh and Likend Kelekel. Likend men udahn pahn keidi. Likend must be anointed.
Likend Kelekel n. title of the wife of Sahngoro, the Nahnmwarki of U.
Likend Pahuh n. title of the wife of Isipahu, the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw.
likendinkep n. stingray.
Likendlap n. title of the wife of an Isohlap.
likengkeng- vi. to be fond of eating (something). Ohlo likengkengkidi. The man is fond of eating dog meat.
likepip vi. to flap, as a bird flaps its wings.
likepisir n. bird sp., Pohnpei fantail, Rhipidura kubaryi.
likerwaite adj. deformed, of the eyelids.
likesekeseu adj. critical, of people.
likesiang n. male freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food.
likesileng adj. disgusting, unattractive.
likedepw n. female freshwater shrimp, Metapencus moyebi, collected in streams for food; this word is now commonly used for both male and female freshwater shrimp.
likediked adj. given to tickling others.
likehdingiding meing. vi. to walk in the rain without any cover. Mwohnsapwoko oh Isohko likehdingiding. Mwohnsapwoko and Isohko walked in the rain without any cover. cf. dilin keteu.
likedipwahpwa n. bird sp., blue-faced parrotfinch, Erythrura trichroa; some speakers reverse the meanings of likedipwahpwa and likedipwuhpwu. see likedipwuhpwu.
likedipwuhpwu n. bird sp. Hunstein's mannikin, Lonchura punctulata. see likedipwahpwa.
likedid n. inflorescence.
likehdou n. Ipomoea mauritiana ; the leaves of this plant are sometimes crushed and rubbed on yam tubers that are to be planted to ward off disease and to counteract magic.
liketerapwanga meing. vt. to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene. E sohte konehng Mwonsapwoko ren liketerapwanga nanpwungen pwopwoudo. It is not appropriate for Mwohnapwoko to interfere with that married couple. cf. lidere.
liketihti Biblical. n. gossip, whisperer.
liki prep. n. outside (him, her, or it).
likih vt. to trust. likilik, adj. cf. [meing] likilepe.
Likie n. a section (kousapw) in Sokehs.
likilap adj. overly trustful. likilepe, vt.
likilepe vt. to overly trust. likilap, vi.
likilik 1. adj. trustworthy. 2. n. trust; trusteeship. likih, vt.
likilikak vi. to sigh, to sob, to mourn.
likimwei, also mweilik. vi. to throw or punch forcefully.
likin kahlahl n. the outer islands of Pohnpei state.
likin parisi adj. having a deceptive appearance, appearing good on the outside, but being something else on the inside.
Likin Piken Iap, also Piken Iap. archaic. n. an old name for Sokehs.
likin suwan n. a small clam shell (pelik), used to cut grass.
likini meing. n3s. back of the head. cf. likinpaiki.
likinioar meing. n. (3sg. likininioar) cheek. Likinioar pwukapwukla mwurin laid en aioh. Your cheeks turned red after yesterday's fishing. cf. likinsap.
Likinikel n. an area of Kolonia adjacent to the Spanish wall.
Likinlamalam n. the name given to Palikir by the Saudeleurs, literally 'outside of the proper ways'.
likinlangih, also likinlenge. meing. vt. to ignore. Re likinlangih koamwoarong me wiawi likin tehnpaso. He ignored the commotion occuring outside the nahs. cf. pohnsehse.
likinleng meing. n. (3sg. likinlenge, likinlangihr) back of the head. Mie mpwos ieu likinleng. There is a boil on the back of his head. cf. likinpaiki.
likinlenge, also likinlangih. Biblical. n. linen.
likinmwoal meing. n. (3sg. likinmwoale) cheek. cf. sepe₁.
likinpaiki n3s. back of the head. cf. [meing] likinleng, likini.
likinpwele vt. see likinpwelih.
likinpwelih, also likinpwele. meing. vt. to throw down, to drop; to defeat in a competion. Mwohnsapw likinpwelih edin kihdo. Mwohnsapw dropped the trash bag. cf. kese.
likinpwelihala vt. to throw away, to get rid of, to discard; to divorce; to abandon; to disregard. Isohko likinpwelihala edin kihdo. Isohko threw away the trash bag. Mwohnsapw likinpwelihala en Soulik ah tungoal pwunodo. Mwohnsapw disregarded Soulik's concern.
likinsap n. (3sg. likinsepe) cheek. cf. [meing] likinioar.
likinsekiri meing. n3s. back of human body; the area behind one's back. Likend el likinsekirin Mwohnsapw. Likend massaged Mwohnsapw's back. Me kasohwou aramas emen en uh likinsekirin Mwohnsapw ni sohte kahrepe. It is disrespectful for anyone to be standing in back of Mwohnsapw without a reason. cf. tihnsau.
likinwel n. grass sp., used for medicine.
likirikirir adj. disdainful.
likisang vt. to abstain, from anything, to refrain from.
likid₁ n. shellfish sp.
likid₂ vt. to accompany and assist.
likidal n. hibiscus sp.
likidar adj. scavenger-like. likidere, vt.
likidek adj. irreconcilably or deeply hurt, of one's feelings.
likidere vt. to scavenge, of people. likidar, adj.
likidmeliehla meing. vt. to forsake, to abandon. E apwalehng Mwohnsapw ren likidmeliehla sapwellim aramas. It is difficult for Mwohnsapw to forsake his own people. cf. pohnsehsehla.
likou 1. n. cloth, anything made of cloth, material; clothing, clothes. 2. vi. to wear clothing. [Eng. calico?] likawih, vt. cf. [meing] mwoahl₂.
likouda vi. to dress oneself.
likou iaht n. yard goods. [iaht <Eng. yard]
likou menipinip n. thin, loosely woven cloth, such as cheesecloth.
likou puhp Biblical. n. cloak, robe.
likouli 1. n. dress. 2. vi. to wear a dress.
likoumeimei 1. n. lava-lava, made of the bark of the breadfruit tree. 2. vi. to wear a lava-lava.
likoun irine n. a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug. cf. [meing] mwoaltehnpwel.
likoun mihsa n. vestment. [mihsa <Spa. misa]
likoun nsensuwed Biblical. n. sackcloth.
likoun pampap n. swimming suit, bathing suit.
likoun papah n. the cassock and surplice worn by altar boys.
likoun padre n. cassock. [padre <Spa. padre]
likoun sarawi n. Sunday clothing, one's best clothing.
likoun sounpei n. military uniform.
likoun toahkte n. laboratory coat. [Eng. toahkte : doctor]
likoupuhp, also koupuhp. vi. to be covered up. Ihs me likoupuhpo. Who is that who is covered up?
likouda vi. to dress oneself. likawihada, vt. cf. [meing] mwoalada.
likoudang n. a Chuukese-style muumuu.
likoutei 1. n. lava-lava, a wrap-around skirt. 2. vi. to wear a lava-lava or wrap-around skirt.
likokounsop adj. stern-faced, unsmiling.
likokouruhr adj. happy-looking, smiling.
likohmes n. a type of basket from Kosrae.
likommwei n. fish sp., snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma, normally found on a fringing reef.
likond, also poahsoan. archaic. n. a conditon of women, causing stomach pain; the abdomen is hot to the touch and tender, but not swollen, patient is feverish and urinates frequently (also called poahsoan, but likond is favored by older people).
likopirei n. bird sp., long-tailed cuckoo, Eudynamis taitensis.
likoserek 1. n. slipknot. 2. vi. to tie a slipknot.
likosetik adj. having a highly suspicious mind. Liho me likosetik. The woman has a highly suspicious mind.
likoht, also tehiap. n. bird sp., short eared owl, Asio flammeus ponapensis.
likotokotasau, also kotokotasahu. n. laural dodder, Cassytha filiformis.
likotkotuhwahu adj. short-tempered, self-conscious.
likupoaridi vi. to fall face first; to bow₁.
likupwerada meing. vi. to get up, to get out of bed. Re ahpwtehn likupwerada sang nan pitenlos. He just got up from the sleeping mat. cf. pwourda.
likupweridi meing. vi. to lie₂ down. Isohko pahn likupweridi nan moatoaro. Isohko will lie down on the mat. cf. wendi.
likuwer 1. vi. to call out, to call a roll, as by a teacher. 2. n. roll call. likuwerih, vt. cf. [meing] ediniei.
likuwerih vt. to call out to someone. likuwer, vi. cf. [meing] edinieih.
likpwake archaic. n. a traditional ornament or pendant for a man's chest.
liksansalamwahu adj. hypocritical, deceptive, treacherous, acting as a wolf in sheep's clothing.
lil vi. to lower a sail.
lihli 1. n. pounded food, especially breadfruit, but also taro, yams, and bananas; third feast of the breadfruit season in which loaves of lihli are presented in a special basked lined with banana leaves; afterward people are allowed to eat lihli and can begin to make mahr. 2. vi. neut. to pound₁ food. 3. vi. to have a feast for the making of lihli.
lihli karer n. fermented pounded food.
lilikoio n. Portuguese man-of-war, the jellyfish.
lihlihn uht, also uht sukusuk. 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.
lihlihn sohpeidi meing. n. stepson, a male who becomes a son by marriage. Oaronmwar wia sapwellim lihlihn sohpeidi. Oaronmwar is his stepson. cf. serihn loangen madeu.
lim vt. to fold. limilim, vi.
limpene vt. to fold up.
lihm, also mehn limalim. n. bailer.
limahi num. five. see ih₃.
limaile, also maile. n. ghost that causes dizziness and vertigo.
limairpeilong n. a grassy bush.
limau num. five. see -u.
limak vt. to bail. limalim, vi.
limaka num. cl. five. see ka₂.
limakap num. five. see kap.
limakin num. five. see kin₂.
limakis num. five. see kis₁.
limalik num. five billion.
limalim vi. to bail. limak, vt.
limanen num. fifty thousand.
limanokonok, also limanukunuk. adj. absent-minded, forgetful.
limanukunuk adj. see limanokonok.
limapwidik num. five. see pwidik.
limar n. a species of mollusk.
limahr, also lime, limeiso. meing. n3s. arm, hand. cf. peh.
limara num. five. see ra.
limarar num. five million.
limareureu meing. n. mother; any person one's mother or father would call sister. Ia mwarsouleng en limareureu. What is your mother's Christian name? cf. ihn₁, nohno.
limarepeileng meing. n. pupil and iris of the eye. cf. toantoalennanmas.
limarehreh meing. vt. to wipe sweat from. Ihieng pwe I pahn patohwen limarehre pahn kupwuriso. Excuse me, I will wipe the sweat from your chest.
limarewenleng meing. n. drinking water. Koadiahdi limarewenleng nan kilahsen. Pour the drinking water in the glass. cf. pilen nimpil.
limasamasweipw n. a sp. of mollusk.
limasapw num. five hundred million.
limasawairek meing. n. container for carrying water, water container made of a leaf of sepwikin. Kahpw idipada limasawairek. Please fill the container. cf. ngke.
limasawairok 1. meing. vi. to wink. 2. meing. n. the act of winking. 1. Isohko limasawairok, ahpw sohte patohwan. Isohko winked, but no one noticed. limasawairoke, limasawairokih, vt. cf. men₄.
limasawairoke, also limasawairokih. meing. vt. to wink at. Re ketin lamasawairoke liho. He winked at the woman. cf. manih.
limasawairokih vt. Mwohnsapw limasawairokih liho nan Joy Restaurant. Mwohnsapw winked at the woman in the Joy Restaurant. see limasawairoke.
limadep num. fifty million.
limadip num. five. see dip.
lime, also limeiso, limahr. meing. n3s. arm, hand. cf. peh.
limeh- meing. vt. to hand something to someone. Sahngoro limehdo tala rieisek. Sahngoro handed me twenty dollars. limehieng hand to limehdo hand me/us.
limeirpwong, also limemeirpwong. n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.
limeisek num. fifty. see eisek.
limeiso, also lime, limahr. meing. n3s. arm, hand. Nahnnei keiehdihla limeiso. Nahnnei rubbed oil down his arms. cf. peh.
limeidihd adj. oppressive.
limek adj. bent, smashed, mashed, dented.
limehk num. fifty. see ehk₁.
limekid num. five thousand.
limehl, also limiel. num. five. see el₂.
limelel n. canoe bailer.
limelep num. five. see lep.
limelik num. five billion.
limemeir n. grass sp.
limemeirkelik n. sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica.
limemeirpwong, also limeirpwong. n. giant sensitive plant, Mimosa diplotricha, used as a charm, and Phyllanthus amarus, used medicinally.
limemwodol num. five. see mwodol.
limenen num. fifty thousand.
limenimeninseri n. sp. of lizard, dark blue with light blue stripes.
limenkasar n. fern spp., Blechnum orientale, Nephrolepis hirsutula, or Pteris vittata.
limengimeng 1. n. tuberculosis. 2. vi. to have tuberculosis.
limengoul, also limongoul. num. fifty. see ngoul.
limepwiki num. five hundred.
limerei vi. neut. to wrap kava in a bast with a minimal number of twists.
limerer 1. meing. vi. to be sponged off, to be wiped dry. 2. meing. n. the act of wiping. 1. Lesienleng pahn limerer. The sweat from his brow will be sponged off. limerere, vt. cf. limwilimw₁.
limerere meing. vt. to sponge off; to wipe dry. Mwohnsapw limerere pohn tehpelo. Mwohnsapw wiped the table. limerer, vi. cf. limwih.
limes meing. n. the term used for the four kava stems that are pried from the enihlap, the largest kava plant in a kava ceremony. cf. mesen rah.
limeseileng, also limesileng, limeseleng. n. the name of the third stem pried off the clump of roots of the enihlap (the largest kava plant in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesekedil n. the female head of a clan.
limesel num. five. see sel₂.
limeseleng, also limesileng, limeseileng. n. the name of the third stem pried off the clump of roots of the enihlap (the largest kava plant in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesepwel n. the name of the fourth stem pried off the clump of roots of the enihlap (the largest kava plant in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesileng, also limeseleng, limeseileng. n. the name of the third stem pried off the clump of roots of the enihlap (the largest kava plant in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesou num. five. see sou₄.
limesrahra n. the name of the second stem pried off the clump of roots of the enihlap (the largest kava plant in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limesrihri n. the name of the first stem pried off the clump of roots of the enihlap (the largest kava plant in a feast) during the kava ritual.
limehda vt. to pick up, to carry, to take along.
limedek adj. old; awkward; peculiar; outgoing, forward, of women.
limedramin slang. adj. forward, uninhibited, outgoing.
limete num. five. see te.
limetleng meing. n. a stopper for a hole in a drinking coconut used by high titled people. cf. pinepen uhpw.
limewel num. five. see wel₂.
limiel, also limehl. num. five. see el₂.
limilim vi. to be folded. lim, vt.
limoumw num. five. see umw₂.
limolopw num. five hundred thousand.
limongoul, also limengoul. num. fifty. see ngoul.
limosop num. five. see sop₂.
limosu num. five. see su.
limodun num. five. see dun.
limotumw num. five. see tumw.
limmen num. five. see men₃.
limmwer n. fish sp., a small ah₁.
limmwot vi. neut. to wrap kava in a bast with many twists.
limmwut num. five. see mwut₂.
limpa num. five. see pa₃.
limpak num. five. see pak₁.
limpali num. five. see pali₁.
limpar₁ num. five. see par₂.
limpar₂ n. fern spp., Huperzia phlegmaria, Huperzia phyllantha, or Lycopodiella cernua.
limpei num. five. see pei₅.
limpene vt. to fold up.
limpit num. five. see pit₂.
limpoak 1. n. love, affection, romance, devotion. 2. adj. loving, romantic, generous, affectionate, devoted. 3. vi. to be in love, to be romantic. 2. Lahpo limpoak. That guy is affectionate. cf. [meing] nantehlap, nintehleng, ninsehlap.
limpoar num. five. see poar₁.
lihmw n. sponge; moss , lichen.
limwah prep. n. next to (him, her, or it).
limwakarakar adj. sensitive, temperamental.
limwakatantar n. millipede.
limwahnsaleng n. salt water eel, commonly found in muddy areas.
limwaramwar adj. given to showering gifts upon a loved one.
limwasahpw n. a species of lizard.
limwasahsa adj. voyeuristic.
limwahdak meing. vi. neut. to sponge off, to wipe; to take a sponge bath. Kahlap pahn limwahdakte. He will just take a sponge bath. limwahdake, vt. cf. ahlimw, dahlimw.
limwahdake meing. vt. to sponge off, to wipe off; to give someone a sponge bath. Re pahn pein limwahdake aluweluwahr ko. He will wipe off his own feet. limwahdak, vi. cf. ahlimwe, ahlimwih, dahlimwe, dahlimwih.
limwahdek vi. to crawl on one's belly.
limwadong n. sea anemone sp.
limweilamalam n. a yam cultivar.
limwen duhdu n. bathing sponge. cf. [meing] lehpsed, limwoaluhlu.
limwenpwudo n. handkerchief.
limwengemwenge, also limwengehnge. adj. said of a male who is careless about what he eats; desiring and performing oral sex.
limwengehnge, also limwengemwenge. adj. said of a male who is careless about what he eats; desiring and performing oral sex.
limwengin n. a gossip.
limwer n. acute jawed mullet, Neomyxus leuciscus, normally found on the fringing reef.
limwereniak n. echo.
limweseili adj. said of a male who always serves women, often carrying a negative connotation. Ohl me limweseili epwehniki mi wasa me lih tohto. A man who always serves women is commonly found where there are many women.
limweseiwol adj. of a woman, having an erotic infatuation for a man.
limwesou archaic. adj. obnoxious, disgusting, irritating; lusty.
limwehdi₁ n. bird sp., Carolinian reed-warbler, Acrocephalus syrinx.
limwehdi₂ n. larva, as of a caterpillar.
limwediliniak, also kelmahu. n. fern sp., Davallia pectinata.
limwedilinmall, also mwedilinmall. n. fern sp., Dicranopteris linearis false staghorn fern, traditionally placed in the home and inserted in thatch to prevent roach infestation; also used to make mwaramwars. see dipwinmall.
Limwehtu n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage that led to the creation and settlement of Pohnpei (left behind to populate the island); the ancestral goddess of the Dipwinmen clan.
limwi n. water in a canoe.
limwih vt. to sponge off, to wipe dry. limwilimw₁, vi. cf. [meing] limerere.
limwilimw₁ 1. vi. neut. to sponge off; to wipe dry. 2. n. the act of wiping. limwih, vt. cf. [meing] limerer.
limwilimw₂, also limwilimwin. adj. mossy. Paipo me limwilimw. The boulder is mossy.
limwilimwin, also limwilimw₂. adj. mossy. Paipo me limwilimwin. The rock is mossy.
limwin tuhke n. plant sp., artillery plant, Pilea microphylla.
limwinpohnsounpwopw meing. n. pubic hair. cf. wakar.
Limwohndeleng, also Limwohdeleng. n. the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.
Limwohdeleng, also Limwohndeleng. n. the ancestral goddess of the Dipwilap clan; a ghost, said to take on various female forms, that dwells in the Kolonia area and Nett.
limwoaluhlu meing. n. bathing sponge. cf. limwen duhdu.
limwoanipil adj. habitually peeping at naked woman.
limwoahr, also lamwer. n. gecko.
limwoahren leng n. a species of gecko that dwells in trees.
limwoahren pat n. a species of gecko that dwells in houses (smaller in size than limwoahren leng).
limwoahren senses n. a species of small gecko that dwells under rocks in rocky areas.
limwoahren tap n. a species of large gecko that dwells at the base of large trees and on the ground.
limpwel n. sp. of small crab.
limpwo n. limbo. [Eng.]
limpwong num. five. see pwong.
limpwoat num. five. see pwoat.
limpwuloi num. five. see pwuloi.
linen Biblical. n. linen. [Eng.]
linenek adj. always willing to engage in sexual intercourse, of a woman.
linohdih meing. vi. to spy on. Re sohte kupwurki linohdih aramas. He does not like to spy on people. cf. lipahroke.
lingaling₁ adj. bright, clear, shiny, glowing, flashing.
lingaling₂ n. second night of the month in the traditional calendar, the night following a new moon in the lunar cycle. Lingaling iei eden keriau en pwohng en ehu sounpwong. Lingaling is the second night of a month.
lingan adj. beautiful, shiny.
lingada vi. to appear on the horizon, of land.
linge n3s. beam of light.
lingelingel adj. given to biting.
lingeringer 1. n. anger. 2. adj. angry. cf. [meing] ahng₁, engieng.
lingohtik vi. to be bothered by something insignifican; to be envious, to hold a grudge.
lingkarak, also likarak. n. (3sg. lingkereke) louse, flea.
lingkarak tikitik, also rehlingkarak. n. plant sp., Kyllinga nemoralis.
lingkerekenwel n. plant spp., Fimbristylis littoralis or Hypolytrum nemorum.
lingkiri n. oyster.
lingkorot n. shellfish sp., black in color.
lip vi. to leave a usual living area; to leave in haste because of displeasure; to migrate.
lihp 1. n. leave, as in annual leave. 2. vi. to go on leave with pay. 1. I pahn doadoahngki lihp lakapw. I will use my leave tomorrow. 2. I pahn lihp nan wihk kohkohdoh. I will go on leave next week. [Eng.]
Lipai 1. Biblical. n. Leviticus, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). 2. Biblical. n. Levite. [Eng. Levi]
lipaiere meing. n. a stopper for the hole in a drinking coconut used by high titled people. cf. pinepen uhpw.
lipaikoteniap archaic. n. dog.
lipaule n. a fish sp. that lives at the mouth of streams.
lipakapakau n. a habitual adulterer or adulteress.
lipahkiek adj. always secretive.
lipahned 1. vi. to gossip; to criticize. 2. n. gossip; criticism. lipahnede, vt. cf. [meing] kauduhd, pilenpahnmweli.
lipahnede, also lipahnedih. vt. to gossip about, to talk secretly about. lipahned, vi. cf. [meing] pilenpahnmwelih.
lipahnedih vt. see lipahnede.
Lipahnmei n. the Katau consort of Nahnsapwe, the mother of Isokelekel.
lipahreureu, also lipahrourou. n. butterfly.
lipahrekerek 1. meing. n. heartburn, acid reflux. 2. meing. vi. to have heartburn, to experience acid reflux. 1. Sapwellim lipahrekerek kairemwel. His heartburn is discomforting. cf. sohiahia.
lipahrourou, also lipahreureu. n. butterfly.
lipahrok₁, also lipoahrok. n. bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.
lipahrok₂ vi. to spy. lipahroke, vt.
lipahroke vt. to spy on. cf. [meing] linohdih.
lipada vi. to escape, to be relocated. Irail lipadahsang Sokehs. They escaped from Sokehs.
Lipahdakdau n. the woman Isokelekel used as a consort and adviser shortly after he arrived on Pohnpei.
lipahdopwonla vi. to die while pregnant, also resulting in the death of the fetus.
lipeiahk, also peiahk. adj. oval.
lipeiek vi. to crawl, to creep. E lipeiekla nan pwehlo. He crawled there on the ground.
lipeikek vi. to be slightly leaning.
lipeiketihti 1. vi. to transmit gossip. 2. n. a gossip.
Lipeisapan n. one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.
lipekekil adj. looking in a begging manner. lipekekilih, vt.
lipekekilih vt. to attend a feast or to participate in feast activities in the expectation of getting a generous gift of food. Se lipekekilih arail kamadipwo aio. We participated in their feast yesterday (in the expectation of gettting food). lipekekil, adj.
lipengipeng vi. to sigh in one's sleep.
liper₁ n. fish sp., halibut.
liper₂ adj. skinny; sick, weak.
lipes adj. ferocious, fierce, menacing.
lipet n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lipilipil adj. choosy.
lipirap adj. thievish, given to stealing.
Lipitahn n. a clan, customarily the clan of the Nahnken of Kitti, known to have come from the Marshall Islands.
Lipohnsapani n. one of the female founding ancestors who came to Pohnpei on the sixth settlement voyage.
lipopoukli 1. n. seductress. 2. adj. given to engaging in seduction (of a woman).
lipopoukwol 1. n. seducer (male). 2. adj. given to engaging in seduction (of a man).
lipopohn adj. vain.
Lipopohnwel n. a ghost, of the jungle; said to be one of four types of non- or subhuman beings that inhabited Pohnpei in the past.
lipoahrok, also lipahrok₁. n. bird sp., Audobon's shearwater, also called dusky-backed shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri dichrous.
lipsdik 1. n. lipstick. 2. vi. to wear lipstick. [Eng.]
lihpw₁ n. (3sg. lipwe) trace or track.
lihpw₂ n. large hole in the ground, pit.
lipwalipw 1. n. discernable trace or mark; consequence, impact. 2. adj. discernable, consequential.
lipwalipwda vi. to be injured; to endure an injury.
lipwamwahu adj. of good effect; providing good results.
lipwan adj. having a significant effect, effective, efficient.
lipwanapwan vi. neut. to suspend from one shoulder or both with a strap or rope, as a bag, purse, or knapsack. lipwene, vt.
lipwarkid n. the tip of the outrigger (either end).
lipwei n. clam sp., antique ark, Anadara antiquata scapha, popular food item.
lipweipwein lehk adj. stingy.
lipwen neh, also mohn patehn neh. Biblical. n3s. footprint.
lipwene vt. to suspend from one shoulder or both with a strap or rope, as a bag, purse, or knapsack.
lipwengpwengli n. a man who seduces women, seducer.
lipwengpwengwol n. a woman who seduces men, seductress.
lipwepwein lehk adj. stingy.
lipwesepwes adj. frequently engaging in sexual intercourse.
lipwongmas vi. to faint.
lipwohpwo n. a familiar name for addressing a little girl; odor bearer.
lipwopwnahna n. a banana cultivar.
lipwoar, also lupwoar. 1. n. the act of scolding or deprecating. 2. adj. deprecatory. lipwoare, lupwoare, vt. cf. [meing] nahnioaralap.
lipwoare, also lupwoare. vt. to scold, to deprecate. lipwoar, vi. cf. [meing] nahnioarelepe, angiangih.
lipwusingar adj. unpleasant, always in a bad mood; harsh acting.
lipwsuwed adj. having a bad effect, providing bad results.
lirau n. reed sp. Phragmites karka similar to bamboo, used for weaving and, in the past, for making nose flutes.
lihraran, also lieraran. n. nymphomaniac, prostitute.
lirehre n. transmitter of gossip.
lirop n. mat, used to sleep or sit on. cf. [meing] moatoar₂, pereklap.
lirohro adj. protective, mother-hen-like.
liroar 1. meing. adj. embarrassed, ashamed, disgraced, humiliated. 2. n. embarrasment, shame, disgrace, humiliation. 1. Re me ketin liroar. He is bashful. cf. saroh.
liroaridi vi. to become embarrassed, to become ashamed, to become disgraced, to become humiliated.
lisaimwer adj. loosely attached; limp₂ looking, of people.
lisairkopw, also liseirkopw. adj. always crying, said of a child that easily cries when upset.
lisahk, also likahs. 1. n. swing, hammock, seesaw. 2. vi. to swing.
lisalamwahu meing. adj. healthy looking, having a healthy complexion, having an appearance of being friendly. Isohko me lisalamwahu. Isohko is healthy looking. cf. poh mwahu.
lisalenohl n. harlot.
lisalselewi meing. adj. erratic; hypocritical, two-faced. Mwohnsapw me lisaleselewi. Mwohnsapw is erratic. cf. koweikohdo.
lisap n. a small fish sp.
lisapahlkid n. vegetation in the form of debris that is caught on the front of the canoe or the outrigger, or both.
lisapei n. the female dance master for the dance called sapei.
Lisaramanipwel n. one of the nine women who traveled with Sapwikini on the voyage that led to the colonization of Pohnpei.
lisarapat n. fish sp.
liseian 1. n. pregnancy. 2. adj. pregnant. cf. [meing] ahpalap.
liseianda vi. to become pregnant. n. pregnancy.
liseiankihda vt. to conceive. cf. [meing] ahpikihda.
liseianda 1. vi. to become pregnant. 2. n. pregnancy. cf. [meing] ahpada, ahpalapada.
lihseinleng, also lensienleng. meing. n. (3sg. lihseinleng) perspiration, sweat. cf. pwudau, pwudo.
liseirkopw, also lisairkopw. adj. always crying, said of a child that easily cries when upset.
liseiseipahini, also liteiteipahini. n. sp. of green lizard.
liseliping adj. chaotic; tangled.
Lisermwudok n. a subclan of the Dipwinmen clan.
lisoi, also lusoi. vi. to doze off, to nod when falling asleep.
Lisoumokiap n. a woman who, with her sister Lisoumokoleng, came to Pohnpei from Katau Peidi on the sixth settlement voyage.
Lisoumokoleng n. a woman, who with her sister Lisoumokiap, came to Pohnpei from Katau Peidi on the sixth settlement voyage, said to have brought a number of varieties of banana plants and yam seedlings.
lisouduhdu n. sp. of crab.
lisongapwo 1. n. paralysis. 2. vi. to be paralyzed.
lisop n. sea cucumber sp., tiger tail sea cucumber, Holothuria hilla, commonly found under rocks on reef flats.
lisosipil adj. said of one who consistently puts too much water in kava or lihli.
lisoapwoar n. sp. of crab.
lisoarop 1. n. hat. 2. vi. to wear a hat. 3. Biblical. n. crown. 4. Biblical. vi. to wear a crown.
lida n. fish sp., a kind of parrotfish.
lidakamwur 1. n. a lie₁. 2. vi. to lie₁.
Lidakihka n. the name of the octopus that led Sapwikini to the reef upon which he and his crew built Pohnpei.
lidangalangal 1. n. illness of a pig after giving birth. 2. vi. of a pig, to have this illness.
lidapadep adj. uncomfortable feeling, of the skin.
lidapedep adj. grimy, sticky, the feeling one has when one needs to bathe.
lidarleng n. fern sp., Davallia heterophylla.
lidep n. fertile female of any species.
lidepekipek n. a shameful woman.
lidepwidepw adj. extremely skillful in caressing or kissing.
lider₁ 1. n. food or drink employed as a chaser after drinking kava. 2. vi. to take a chaser after drinking kava.
lider₂ vi. to be intentionally bothersome. lidere, vt.
lidere vt. to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene. lider₂, vi. cf. [meing] liketerapwanga, andere.
liderewes, also liderwas. adj. meddlesome, pesky, said of someone who butts into the affairs of others.
liderihleng n. the water in the bottom of a canoe.
liderwas, also liderewes. adj. meddlesome, pesky, said of someone who butts into the affairs of others.
lidik n. sea urchin.
lidip 1. n. an animal trap. 2. vi. to trap. lidipih, vt.
lidipih vt. to trap. lidip, vi.
lidoi n. fish sp., a small parrotfish, possibly another name for mahu pwul.
lidoin mahu n. fish sp., blue-barred parrotfish, Scarus ghobban.
lidokia n. the female dance master of the dance called dokia, done by a group of women.
lidokodok pwise n. fish sp., a kind of needle fish, Hemiramphidae (halfbeaks), normally found on fringing reefs, in the lagoon, and on patch reefs.
lidoandoar adj. given to stealing food at a feast; hardheaded.
lidoar vi. to be anxious, eager, restless. E lidoar. He is anxious. kalidoarih, vt.
lidu 1. n. female servant, either politically or domestically. 2. vi. to serve as a slave, of a woman. liduwih, vt.
liduwih vt. to serve as a slave, of a woman. lidu, vi.
liht n. jellyfish.
litak n. fish sp., mudskipper.
litahn n. a rooster with colorful feathers, thought by some to be an earlier, generic word for 'rooster', now replaced by kihng₁.
litapwih vt. to paint. litepw, vi.
liteh₁ n. two or more breadfruits on one branch. Raho litehn riete. That branch has two breadfruits.
liteh₂ n. a term used in Madolenihmw to rank subclans within the Dipwinpahnmei clan. liteh riete the second ranking subclan.
liteiteipahini, also liseiseipahini. n. sp. of green lizard.
litehlapalap adj. wide and flat.
litehmwahu meing. n. a stone placed in front of an entrance to a house, used to wipe one's feet on. cf. takain wudeh.
lihtensapw 1. meing. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home. 2. meing. n. homesickness. 1. Mwohnsapwoko litehnsapw. Mwohnsapwoko is homesick. cf. loaleid, loaloid.
litepw, also litopw. 1. n. paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol. 2. vi. to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol. litapwih, vt.
litepwitepw meing. vi. to be picked, of lice from one's hair; to be groomed. Isohko ketin litepwitepw. Isohko is being groomed. litepwitepwe, vt. cf. mpek.
litepwitepwe meing. vt. to pick lice from someone's hair; to groom someone. Likend litepwitepwe Mwohnsapw. Likend is picking lice from Mwohnsapw's hair. cf. pakid.
litepwsalohi n. a breeze from the mountains that reaches Nansalohi.
litehte adj. having a lot of fruit, of a breadfruit tree.
litehwih vt. to encircle, to surround.
litikitik adj. temperamental; stingy.
litinsapw vi. to lose interest in life after losing one's land or after one's property is ruined.
litok n. hen.
litokmwanger n. reed sp., a variety of ahlek with reddish spots on the stem.
litopw, also litepw. 1. n. paint; initial effects of kava or alcohol. 2. vi. to paint; to feel the initial effects of kava or alcohol. litapwih, vt.
liwair n. a small sp. of bat₁, believed to accompany ghosts.
liwaisisik vi. to hop on one foot.
liwadawad marer n. grass sp., Centella asiatica.
liwekidenloal n. tree sp.
lo vi. to be caught.
loh₁, also lahu. n. (3sg. lewe) tongue. cf. [meing] eseulap, dinapw.
loh₂ vi. to have something stuck in one's throat. cf. [meing] sokoloal.
loh₃ n. seat, in a canoe; step, as of a ladder. cf. [meing] pohnkoiohlap.
loi vi. to collide. loir, vt.
loi- vi. to arrive at a specific location, to appear on the scene.
loipehs vi. to tap ashes from a cigar, cigarette, or pipe.
loir vt. to strike together. loi, vi.
loitik 1. meing. vi. to whisper. 2. meing. n. whisper. 1. Mwohnsapw loitik pwe aramas en dehr iang rong. Mwohnsapw whispered so that no one else could hear him. 2. Sohte me iang rong sapwellim loitiko. No one else heard his whisper. loitikih, vt. cf. mwengin, mwenginingin.
loitikih meing. vt. to whisper to. Mwohnsapw loitiki Likend. Mwohnsapw whispered to Likend. loitik, vi. cf. mwenginih.
lou adj. cool, cooled off.
loukust Biblical. n. locust. [Eng.]
loulou 1. meing. vi. to pray, to say a prayer. 2. n. prayer. 1. Mwohnsapwoko pahn loulou. Mwohnsapwoko will say a prayer. 2. Sapwellim loulou pahn mwotomwot. His prayer will be brief. cf. kapakap₁.
lok vi. to suffer, physically or mentally; to be tired; to give up.
lokala vi. to be sated, to have had it with something or someone.
lohk vi. to spread news. lohki, vt.
lokaia 1. vi. to speak, to talk. 2. n. language; used in combination with the construct suffix and a place name to name the language spoken at that place,. cf. [meing] mahsen, poahngok.
lokaia mengei n. the common form of Pohnpeian, the 'easy' language. Kitail lokaia mengei pwe en sansal. Let us speak the common language in order to make ourselves clear.
lokaia suwed adj. foulmouthed.
lokaia tohto adj. argumentative.
lokaiahn aramas n. the common form of Pohnpeian, the language of the people. vi. to speak the common language.
lokaiahn Iap n. Yapese (the language). vi. to speak Yapese.
lokaiahn Inglan n. British English (the language of England). vi. to speak British English.
lokaiahn Kosrae n. Kosraean (the language). vi. to speak Kosraean.
lokaiahn Mwahsel n. Marshallese. vi. to speak Marshallese.
lokaiahn Palau n. Palauan (the language). vi. to speak Palauan.
lokaiahn Pohnpei n. Pohnpeian (the language). vi. to speak Pohnpeian.
lokaiahn Ruk n. Chuukese (the language). vi. to speak Chuukese.
lokaiahn Sapahn n. Japanese (the language). vi. to speak Japanese.
lokaiahn waii n. English. vi. to speak English.
lokaiahn wahu n. honorific language, respect language. vi. to speak the honorific language.
lokala vi. to be sated, to have had it with something or someone.
lokalok, also lakalok. adj. restless; uncomfortable, causing minor discomfort, distressed.
lohki vt. to spread news about. lohk, vi. see lohk.
lohkinned vi. to issue a call for food, done by a Nahnmwarki prior to a feast.
lokolok n. suffering.
lokulok, also lukuluk. 1. vi. to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner. 2. adj. asthmatic. 3. n. a serious case of asthma; agitated breathing.
lol n. fish sp., ehu, red snapper, Etelis carbunculus.
lol imwin pwadaik toantoal n. fish sp., rusty jobfish, Aphareus rutilans.
lol maswalek n. fish sp., longtail red snapper, onaga, Etelis coruscans.
lohlo n. crossbeam in a house; the name of the first beam as you enter a feasthouse. cf. [meing] kehnlangiso.
lolok vi. to frown.
lolong n. stone tomb or burial chamber.
lommw, also lemmw. adj. afraid of ghosts.
lohmwei 1. n. a disease of infants, attributed to the mother's becoming pregnant while a child is still nursing. 2. vi. to have this disease.
lomwolomw adj. damp.
lomwod slang. vi. to eat voraciously.
lohn vt. to loan. [Eng.]
lohnwar n. seat, in a canoe.
-long verb. suff. inwards, into. alu walk, aluhlong walk into.
lohng, also longenmwet. n. termite, termite nest.
longenmwet, also lohng. n. termite.
lop vi. to be cut crosswise. lopuk, vt.
lohpar 1. n. tonsillitis. 2. vi. to have tonsillitis.
lohpehdi meing. vi. to dive into deep water. Mwohnsapw pahn kak lohpehdi nan Lehnmesi? Can Mwohnsapw dive into Lehnmesi? cf. dikoumoangidi.
lopila vi. to be cut short, to be interrupted. lopukala, vt.
lopilap n. equator; international date line; a major planetary division.
lopidi n. district, precinct; section; cut in a hill or mountain made for a road.
lopitik₁ vi. to chop into small pieces. lopitikih, vt.
lopitikih vt. to chop something into small pieces. lopitik₁
lopuk vt. to cut crosswise. lop, vi.
lopukala vt. to cut short, to interrupt. lopila, vi.
lopw₁ num. one hundred thousand.
lopw₂ vi. to clap. lopwor, vt.
lohpwelipwel vi. to make a good catch with a net.
lopwolopw vi. to wash clothing, to do laundry, literally the action of pounding clothing. lopwor, vt.
lopwon 1. n. any soft object which is made into a ball; a ball of kava root fibers set aside during the first pounding; one of the cups of kava in the kava ceremony. 2. vi. to be made into a ball. lopwonih, vt.
lopwonih vt. to make something into a ball. lopwon, vi.
lopwor vt. to wash clothing, to launder; to clap; to applaud. lopw₂, lopwolopw, vi.
lohpwu n. cross, crucifix; floor beam; a carrying pole with a cross pole attached; a kava plant large enough that it requires being carried on such a carrying pole. cf. [meing] rohlap.
lohpwuala, also lohpwuhla. vi. to be crucified. cf. [meing] karohlap.
lohpwuhla vi. see lohpwuala.
lohs n. mat, used to sleep or sit on. cf. [meing] moatoar₂, pereklap.
losalap n. wide mat, commonly used for sleeping; a ceremonial mat. cf. [meing] pereklap.
Lohsapw n. the former name of Nanpahlap, a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
losaramas vi. to be held in someone's lap₁, of a dying person. Luweto losaramas. The dying person is lying in someone's lap.
losenpwong 1. vi. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight; to let an issue ride until the next day. 2. n. the act of sleeping on a matter. 2. Kitail lus pohn ire apwal kan ong mehn loasenpwong. Let's skip the tough issues and sleep on them. losenpwongih, vt. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhnpwong.
losenpwongih vt. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight, to let an issue ride until the next day. Kitail losenpwongih oh pwurehng koasoaia. Let us sleep on it and discuss it again. losenpwong, vi. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhnpwongih.
losolos adj. lush, as of foliage; thick, as a coat of hair.
Lohd n. harbor in Madolenihmw.
Lohd Pah n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
Lohd Powe n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.
lohdi vi. to be conquered, captured, overcome.
lohteng adj. mute, dumb, stuttering.
lohtik n. (3sg. lohtiki) uvula. cf. [meing] dinapwtik.
loau adj. cold, of food. Kitail pahn kang raise loau. We will eat cold rice.
loak vi. to be locked. [Eng.] loakehdi, vt.
loahk n. lock. [Eng.]
loakehdi vt. to lock. [loak <Eng. lock] loak, vi.
loakewel 1. meing. vi. to defecate. 2. meing. n. feces. cf. kainen mwenge.
loakipil 1. meing. vi. to bathe. 2. meing. n. bath. 1. Mwohnsapw pahn loakipil ni mensenget. Mwohnsapw will bathe this morning. 2. Loakipil en menseng wiawiher. The morning bath has already been done. cf. duhdu.
loakiso 1. meing. vi. to bathe. 2. meing. n. bath, water for bathing. cf. duhdu.
loal adj. deep.
loalamwahu adj. good-hearted.
loale prep. n. inside (him, her, or it).
loaleid, also loaloid. 1. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home. 2. n. homesickness. cf. [meing] iremwell, keidloaloh, lihtensapw.
loalekeng adj. intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp. cf. [meing] uwenrahn, kupwurekeng.
loalehla meing. vt. to become fond of someone, to think about someone with affection, to fall in love with. Ma liho mwahu, Mwohnsapw kakete loalela. If the lady is good, Mwohnsapw could become fond of her.
loalen parisi adj. two-faced, hypocritical, pharisaical. [parisi <Eng. Pharisee]
loalehng, also loalohng. vt. to be devoted, reliable, persevering.
loalepwei archaic. adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.
loalehdi meing. vt. to remember, to recall. Isohko loalehdi dahme Soulik sakarkihdaho. Isohkio remembered what Soulik said. cf. tamataman.
loaloh adj. heartsick, of a man who has lost his wife.
loaloid, also loaleid. 1. vi. to miss a person or a place, to be homesick, to yearn for a loved one far away or deceased, to pine₁ for home. 2. n. homesickness. cf. [meing] iremwell, keidloaloh, lihtensapw.
loalohng, also loalehng. vt. to be devoted, reliable, persevering.
loalopwon adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.
loaloapwoat 1. adj. faithful, persevering, single-minded, diligent; loyal. 2. n. faithfulness, perseverance, single-mindedness, loyalty. cf. [meing] peirek.
loaloapwoatieng vt. to be devoted to.
loallap 1. adj. daring, reckless, bold, adventurous. 2. n. thief, murderer, rascal.
loalmasarang, also loalmasarar, masarang, masarar. adj. indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.
loalmasarar adj. see loalmasarang.
loalmoakoamoak adj. shy, sheepish; kind; good natured.
loalmwerewet adj. adverse.
loalriaopwoat adj. insincere, having difficulty in choosing between two options.
loalrir adj. reserved, secretive.
loalsohpwa adj. reticent, reserved, inclined to be silent.
loalsuwed adj. rotten to the core.
loaltehtik, also loaltik. adj. pessimistic.
loaltik, also loaltehtik. adj. pessimistic.
loang vi. to be passed in the traditional manner of respect; to be placed across another thing. loange, vt.
loahng₁ n. fly₁.
loahng₂ n. (3sg. loange) canoe roller, logs used to roll a canoe out of the water on to the shore.
loangalap n. wasp; a sp. of fly₁ that makes its nest in dry wood, such as dried hibiscus; any sp. of fly larger than the common house fly.
loangalap en suke n. honeybee. Loangalap en suke mi nanwel en Pohnpei. Honey bees live in the forests of Pohnpei.
loange vt. to pass in the traditional manner of respect; to place one thing across another thing. loang, vi.
loangen pwise n. a bluish colored fly₁.
loangen suke n. honeybee. [suke <Eng.]
loangenmeiso meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
loangesimwisimw n. swarm of flies.
loangon n. sea cucumber sp., possibly Sticopus japonicus, found on lagoon slopes, eaten, a favored food in Asia.
loangoaloang adj. full of flies.
loangoapahpa vi. to place one's leg over a sleeping partner.
loangkoait vi. in U, to serve the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken by carrying kava directly from the pounding stone.
loangmeiso meing. n. toothpick. cf. mehn eringi.
loahngnous n. long nose pliers. [Eng.]
Loangtakai n. the site of an 18th century battle in Madolenihmw where Kitti warriors, led by Isosauri, defeated troops from Madolenihmw.
luh₁ vi. to be incomplete, as a consequence of some part being removed.
luh₂ meing. n. the final cup of kava, marking the end of the kava ritual, either as a consequence of the Nahnmwarki's departure or because the kava is stale, in which case fresh kava is brought and the ritual begins anew. cf. kodie.
Luhennos n. a title.
Luihsiana n. Louisiana. [Eng.]
luk vi. to be invited; to be towed; to troll for fish. luke, vt.
Luk Biblical. n. Luke, a book in the Kadehde Kapw (New Testament). [Eng.]
luhk n. invitation.
Luhk n. a minor Pohnpeian deity; a title.
Luhk Olapahd n. a legendary spirit on Pohnpei, known sometimes to be treacherous.
Luhk Nahnsapwe n. the thunder god.
Luhk Pohnpei n. a title.
luke vt. to invite; to tow. luk, vi.
luhke meing. n3s. thumb or big toe. cf. sendilepe.
Luhken Kesik n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw who was deposed by Luhken Kideu in 1836.
Luhken Kideu n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw who, in 1836, deposed the then reigning Nahnmwarki, Luhken Kesik. Luhken Kideu ruled ruled until 1854.
Luhken Lengsir n. an honorific death title for Nahnku, the Nahnken of Kitti, who ruled from 1843 to 1864.
Luhken Mwei U n. the Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw, who ruled from 1854 to 1855.
Luhken Sakau n. the Nahnken of Kitti who immediately preceded Nahnku, the father of Henry Nahnpei.
lukenaisais n. a yam cultivar.
lukenaisais mwotomwot n. a yam cultivar.
Luhkenleng n. the diety who gave kava to Pohnpei.
lukepe n3s. invitation; the waist; in the middle.
lukeporok 1. n. a knot that is difficult to untie. 2. vi. to tie a knot that is difficult to untie. lukeporokih, vt.
lukeporokih vt. to tie something with a knot that is difficult to untie. lukeporok, vi. see lukeporok.
lukeserek, also lukoserek. 1. n. a knot that is easy to untie. 2. vi. to tie a knot that is easy to untie. lukeserekih, vt.
lukeserekih, also lukoserekih. vt. to tie something with a knot that is easy to untie. lukeserek, vi.
lukehdingiding meing. vi. to walk in the rain without any cover. Mwohnsapw lukehdingiding pahn keteun aioh. Mwohnsapw walked in the rain yesterday. cf. dilin keteu.
lukiamwas, also lukuwal, lukielel, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lukielel, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lukouk n. small hand net for fishing.
lukom vi. to wrap around, to encircle.
Lukop n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw; also the name of an autonomous area in Kitti in the past.
lukope n3s. middle, either in a spatial or temporal sense; waist or trunk of the body, trunk of a tree.
lukopenpwong n. midnight, middle of the night.
lukoserek, also lukeserek. 1. n. a knot that is easy to untie. 2. vi. to tie a knot that is easy to untie.
lukoserekih, also lukeserekih. vt. to tie something with a knot that is easy to untie. lukoserek, vi.
Lukoap n. an autonomous area in southern Kitti prior to the unification of the chiefdom by Soukisehnleng.
lukuluk, also lokolok. 1. vi. to have a serious case of asthma; to breathe in an agitated manner. 2. adj. asthmatic. 3. n. serious case of asthma; agitated breathing.
lukupoaridi vi. to lean forward; to bow.
lukuwal, also lukiamwas, lukielel, opohp, soulik en lukuwal. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
lul 1. vi. to flame. 2. n. flame.
lulda, also mpwulda. adj. ablaze.
luhl interj. an exclamation, said to drive away sharks.
lulda, also mpwulda. adj. ablaze.
lumoarum n. sea cucumber sp.
luhmwuhmw 1. meing. n. sickness, disease, illness (used for a Nahnken and others). 2. meing. adj. sick, diseased, ill. 1. Sapwellim luhmwuhmw me mwur doar. His illness is somewhat critical. 2. Isohko luhmwuhmw aio. Isohko was sick yesterday. 2. Isohko me luhmwuhmw. Isohko is sickly. cf. soumwahu.
luhmwuhmwla vi. to be intoxicated, to be drunk; to have an incurable ailment. Isohko luhmwuhmwla pwong. Isohko was intoxicated last night. Isohko luhmwumwlahr. Isohko has an incurable ailment.
luhpes n. louver. [Eng.]
lupwoluwo n. a large octopus-like creature, said to live in the mouth of rivers, possibly mythical.
lupwoar, also lipwoar. 1. n. the act of scolding or deprecating. 2. adj. deprecatory. lupwoare, lipwoare, vt. cf. [meing] nahnioaralap.
lupwoare, also lipwoare. vt. to scold, to deprecate. lupwoar, lipwoar, vi. cf. [meing] nahnioarelepe, angiangih.
luhr n. carpenter prawn, Palaemon serrifer, found in saltwater.
lus vi. to jump. lusuk, vt.
lusida vi. to jump up; to be surprised.
luhs vi. to lose. [Eng.]
lusiam 1. vi. to commit suicide by hanging oneself. 2. n. suicide by hanging.
lusida vi. to jump up; to be surprised.
lusoi, also lisoi. vi. to doze off, to nod when falling asleep.
lusuk vt. to jump; to catch a ride with. lus, vi.
lusulus 1. adj. contagious; wandering, of speech. 2. n. high fever that includes seizures, sometimes deadly if not treated.
lususuhr adj. soft, easy to sink in, as a swampy place.
luskepe n. the offspring of a woman who is pregnant at the time she marries a Nahnmwarki.
luskihda vi. to be bewildered.
ludenen n. lieutenant. [Eng.]
luhte n. a yam cultivar.
luwaie, also luwair. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
luwaikehk, also lauwikehk. vi. to call by shouting, to call out.
luwair, also luwaie. 1. n. a flash flood from the mountains. 2. vi. to flash flood.
luwaisesek, also luwaisihsek. vi. to hop.
luwaisihsek vi. see luwaisesek.
luwak vi. to be jealous, to be envious. cf. [meing] urahdied.
luwakada vi. to openly display jealousy.
luwakedi vi. to hide one's jealousy.
luwakahk, also luwakehk. adj. jealous, usually with reference to one's spouse. cf. [meing] urahdied.
luwakada vi. to openly display jealousy.
luwakehk, also luwakahk. adj. jealous, usually with reference to one's spouse. cf. [meing] urahdied.
luwaken eni n. an illness caused by the ghost of a dead relative.
luwakedi vi. to hide one's jealousy.
luwakidi vi. to die of sadness; to be jealous of someone of no consequence.
luhwahlah n. remainder, leftover.
luwahreureu meing. vi. to visit; to take a walk; to go on a picnic; to take a pleasure trip. Mwohnsapw ketin luwahreureu. Mwohnsapw took a walk. cf. mwemweit.
luwahreureuwe vt. see luwahreureuwih.
luwahreureuwih, also luwahreureuwe. meing. vt. to visit, to take walk to, to picnic at. Mwohnsapw luwahreureuwih Madolenihmw. Mwohnsapw visited Madolenihmw. cf. mwamwaitih.
luhwe n3s. leftover food, remains, remnant; change, as of money; the one remaining. cf. [meing] luhweiso.
luhweiso meing. n. leftover food. I kak kepinsangkihla luhweiso? May I have the leftover food (from the Nahnken)? cf. luhwe.
luwekidinloal n. plant sp., Glochidion marianum, Glochidion puberulum, and Glochidion ramiflorum.
luhwenmed 1. n. leftover food. 2. vi. to have leftover food. 1. Kihsang luhwenmed kan. Get rid of the leftovers. 2. Mwein kitail kakehr luhwenmed pwe Pohnpei sapwenluh. Perhaps we can have leftover food because Pohnpei is a land of leftovers.
luwehs n. tree sp., Mammea odoratat, having a sticky sap.
luhwehdi vi. to be leftover.
luwet 1. adj. weak, feeble, sickly. 2. n. a sick person.
luwetakahu adj. said of someone who is weak in lifting or carrying something.
luwou n. bracelet. cf. [meing] wairen kederlap.