mwa mwe mwi mwo mwoa mwu mpw
mwah n. the opposite sex sibling of one's spouse, the spouse of one's opposite sex sibling, who is to be treated with great respect.
mwahi n. color; pattern or design, as on cloth; stain, mark; freckle, mole, or any skin discoloration.
mwahiei vi. to wail, at a funeral, to mourn. mwahieiki, vt.
mwahieiki vt. see mwahiei.
mwail n. mile. [Eng.]
mwaimwai, also mweimwei₃. adj. colored, spotted, pied.
mwahu 1. adj. good. 2. n. (3sg. mwahuwi) goodness. cf. [meing] nei₃.
mwahuki vt. to like, to love, to consider good, to desire sexually; to agree with, to prefer.
mwahukihda vt. to become fond of someone; to fall in love with. Pwutako mwahukihda serepeino. The boy fell in love with that girl.
mwahula vi. to recover from an ailment, to get better.
mwahuda vi. to clear, of the weather.
mwaur vt. to douche. mwoumwou, vi.
mwahuda vi. to clear, of the weather.
mwakar vi. to be disgusted, to be displeased, to be slighted. Liho mwakarada pahrail aio. That woman was disgusted with them yesterday.
mwakaren mwar, also mwekeren mwar. vi. to be upset for not having been given the title one expected to receive.
mwakaren mwenge, also mwekeren mwenge. vi. to be upset for not having been given a share of food at a kamadipw.
mwakelekel adj. clean; innocent, honest, pure.
mwaken n. (3sg. mwakene) filth, from unclean genitals, used with reference to women.
mwakereker n. constellation, possibly Pleiades.
Mwakereker archaic. n. the second of the ten months in the traditional Pohnpeian calendar.
mwahkohko vi. of women, to sway the body and head while dancing.
mwakot n. an area of fertile soil in either the nansapw or nanwel.
mwahl 1. adj. common, useless, of no consequence. 2. adv. recklessly, carelessly.
mwalaun adj. devious, deceptive. mwalaunih, vt.
mwalaunih vt. to deceive, to fool. mwalaun, adj.
mwalekuluk archaic. adj. wrinkled, as the face of an old person.
mwahliel 1. n. (3sg. mwahlieli, mwahliali) brain; headache, dizziness. 2. adj. dizzy.
mwahmw n. fish.
mwahmw pihr n. fish sp., bony flying fish, Hirundichthys oxycephalus.
mwamwairehr vi. to blow gently, of the wind.
mwamwaitih vt. to visit, to take walk to, to picnic at. I mwamwaitih Pakihn. I visited Pakihn. mwemweit, vi. cf. [meing] luwahreureuwe, luwahreureuwih.
mwamwahl 1. adj. not respected. 2. n. insignificance; irreverence.
mwahn archaic. n. man, male.
mwahnakapw 1. n. young man. 2. adj. young, of males.
mwahnensoar, also mesen keinek. n. the male head of a clan.
mwanok vt. to peep at. Pwutako mwanok liho ansou me e duhduo. The young man peeped at the woman while she was bathing.
mwand n. trace of movement either seen or heard, as made by someone sneaking around. Mie mwand limwahn wenihmwo. There was a trace of movement near the door.
Mwand n. name of an island in U municipality.
Mwand Peidak n. a section (kousapw) on Mwand, an island in U.
Mwand Peidi n. a section (kousapw) on Mwand, an island in U.
mwandomahs adj. always first to arrive at an activity with a contribution.
mwahng₁ n. plant sp., Angelonia angustifolia.
mwahng₂ n. taro sp., giant swamp taro; Cyrtosperma merkusii; the generic name of a number of cultivars of this species; an important food staple that can be used when other foods are scare, thus contributing to food-security.
mwahng idihd n. a dish made of ground Cyrtosperma, mixed with coconut cream, and baked; sugar is sometimes added.
mwahng uhmw n. a dish made of baked Cyrtosperma.
mwahng kieil n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with a stalk colored like the sp. of lizard kieil.
mwahng pwiliet n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahng pwoil n. a dish made of boiled Cyrtosperma.
mwahng sewi n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahng suwain n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar, with lacy-edged leaves.
mwahng tekatek weitahta n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwangaingai adj. bumpy, rough, not smooth.
mwangas n. ripe coconut; copra; ripe betel nut.
mwahngeida n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwanger n. starspotted grouper, Epinephelus hexagonatus, normally found on fringing, lagoon, and patch reefs, as well as the barrier reef; any of a number of Serranidae spp.
mwanger en mwoanipil n. fish sp.
mwanger en nanipil n. fish sp., whitespotted grouper, Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus.
mwanger en nannamw n. fish sp., camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.
mwanger pwet n. fish sp., snubnose grouper, Epinephelus macrospilos.
mwanger ripwiripw n. fish sp., malabar grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus.
mwangerenger adj. spotted, splotched.
mwahngih meing. vt. to know, to understand. Mwohnsapw mwahngih dahme wiewiawi? Does Mwohnsapw know what is going on? cf. ese.
mwahngihada vt. to learn, to find out through sources of information. Mwohnsapwoko mwahngihada me ohlo kepelsalehd. Mwohnsapwoko learned that the man is sick.
mwahngieng adj. giddy, dizzy.
mwahngin kialap n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahngin lamerer n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahngin meir n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Meir.
mwahngin nah n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahngin namwanamw n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from the outer islands.
mwahngin nukuwer n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Nukuoro.
mwahngin ngetik n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Ngatik (Sapwuahfik).
mwahngin palau n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar from Palau.
mwahngin pehleng, also inen mwakot. n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahngin pohnusamah n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahngin seidip n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwahngin wel n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwar₁, also mwahr. n. (3sg. mware) title, name. cf. [meing] lengileng.
mwar₂ vi. to give a gift to show one's love for another. Ohlo kalapw mwar. He always gives a gift to show his love. Urohs lingano mwarala rehn liho. The nice skirt was given to the woman as a token of love.
mwahr, also mwar₁. n. (3sg. mware) title, name.
mwarak vt. to fall on, as of rain on leaves.
mwarahk vi. to be spread around. Wahn kehngido mwarahkpeseng pah. The mangos were spread around under the tree. mwarahkih, vt.
mwarahkih vt. to spread around. mwarahk, vi.
mwaramwar 1. n. head garland, necklace, lei (floral necklace). 2. vi. to wear a head garland, necklace, or lei. mware₂, vt. cf. [meing] lengileng, nihn₃, ninih, wairenieu, waireniso, wairenleng.
mwaramwer n. small yam; anything that comes in a round form, as mwohni mwaramwer, meaning change in the form of coins.
mwarahntik- vi. to break or shatter, especially of glass. Kilahso pwupwidihte mwarahntikpeseng. The glass fell and shattered. Dahlo pwupwidihte mwarahntikpeseng. The dish fell and shattered.
mwarasak n. a sahk₁ title, a title in the Nahnken's line.
mware₁ poss. cl. a possessive classifier for garlands, titles, or names.
mware₂ vt. to wear a head garland, floral necklace, or lei. mwaramwar, vi. cf. [meing] langih₂, langilangih, lengilengih, ninih.
mwarehda vt. to put on, of a head garland.
mwareiso meing. n3s. chest. Patohwandi ekis kisin daul wisekesek pohn mwareiso pwehn kalamwuridi. Place a small wet towel on his chest to cool it. cf. mwaremware.
Mwarekehtik, also Mwarikihtik. n. a title.
mwaremware n3s. chest. E kiheng peho nan mwaremwaren ohlo. He puts his hand in the man's chest. cf. [meing] mwareiso.
mwaren sahm 1. n. the sign of the cross. 2. vi. to make the sign of the cross.
mwaren souleng n. baptismal name.
mwareniki vt. to hold a title. cf. [meing] langih₂, langilangih, lengilengih, ninih.
mwarepein n. a title for a female that is a counterpart of a male title.
mwarehda vt. to put on, of a head garland.
mwahrewed adj. slow, dilatory.
Mwarikihtik, also Mwarekehtik. n. a title.
mwarkoanoat n. a koanoat title.
mwarpwoud n. any priestly title.
mwarsouleng n3s. Christian name, baptismal name. Ia mwahrsouleng en ohlo? What is the man's baptismal name?
mwahs 1. n. worm, tape worm; maggot; bacteria, germ. 2. vi. to have worms.
mwasaut, also mwesot, mwaso. n. eel sp., commonly found in mangrove swamps.
mwasakoil n. maggot.
mwasahl n. (3sg. mwasahle) intestine.
mwasahn vt. to watch out for, to look out for, to observe, to spy on.
mwasahngot, also mwoasoahngot. 1. n. decayed, of wood; termite ridden. 2. vi. to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood. 3. n. (3sg. mwasahngote) rot, decay, termite ridden wood.
mwasaro mwahn n. the seating area in a feasthouse located between the two posts that are called rirkenloak.
Mwahsel n. the Marshall Islands. [Eng.]
Mwasen Pahdol, also Mwesen Pahdol. n. the ancestral goddess of the Lasialap clan, said to have provided Pohnpei with a variety of plant and animal life.
Mwasenleng, also Mwesenleng. n. the sacred eel whose corpse gave rise to utiak (a generic name for a number of banana cultivars).
mwasenger n. intestinal worm.
mwasik vi. to be burned, of anything.
mwaso, also mwasaut, mwesot. n. eel sp., commonly found in mangrove swamps.
mwasod, also mwosod. 1. adj. rotten, of wood. 2. meing. n. urine. 1. Tuhkehn ihmwo mwasodlahr The house timbers have all rotted. 2. Widekihla mwasoden me mi nan pekiden. Pour out the urine in the bucket. cf. kent.
mwasu n. sea cucumber sp., edible, typically found in seagrass beds.
mwasdar n. mustard. [Eng.]
mwadang 1. vi. to go fast₁, to be quick, to hurry. 2. adj. fast₁, quick.
mwadangete adv. quickly, suddenly. E mwadangete aluhla. He quickly walked there.
mwadik, also mwedik. n. (3sg. mwedike) trickery, chicanery.
mwadong 1. vi. to play; to engage in recreation. 2. n. game, recreation, drama. mwadonge, vt. cf. [meing] tehnmwel.
mwadonge vt. to play with. mwadong, vi. cf. [meing] tehnmwele.
mwaht n. clearing, field, plantation, garden, farm.
mwahtakai adj. failing to observe the proper mwah relationship.
mwatal n. pandanus spp., Freycinetla ponapensis or Pandanus cominsii, the latter of which is commonly used for making sleeping mats.
mwataliniak n. pandanus sp., Humata banksii.
mwatang n. a giant swamp taro (mwahng₂) cultivar.
mwate vi. to move one's head up and down vertically.
mwatehda vi. to recover, to convalesce; to raise one's head.
mwatih vt. to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding. mwet, vi.
mwatik n. blood from the uterus or rectum.
mwei₁ n. spot, stain.
mwei₂ vi. to be broken, of a string; to finish defecating. mweid₁, vt.
mweipeseng vi. to come apart, as of a snapped rope; to be divorced or separated. Pwopwoudo mweipeseng. The couple is divorced.
mweisang vt. to be divorced from, to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from; to be weaned from. E mweisang ah nohno ni ah pwelel. She has been estranged from her mother since infancy.
mwehi n. era, period of time, reign.
Mwehi Kapahieu, also Mwein Waii. n. the fourth of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the foreign era.
Mwehi Keieu , also Mwein Aramas, Mwein Eni Kan, Mwein Kawa. n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of construction and building, said to have included the construction of Nan Madol.
Mwehi Keriau, also Mwein Saudeleur. n. the second of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Saudeleur.
Mwehi Kesiluh, also Mwein Nahnmwarki. n. the third of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Nahnmwarkis which begins with the fall of the Saudeleur.
mweilik, also likimwei. vi. to throw or punch forcefully.
mweimwahu, also mwein nihkes, nihkesemwei. n. a time of peace and tranquility.
mweimwei₁ 1. vi. to be allowable, to be permissible. 2. n. permission. 1. E sohte mweimwei laid en wehi. It is not allowable to fish for turtle. 2. Re alehdi mweimwei. They were given permission. mweidehng, vt.
mweimwei₂, also kehng. n. fish spp., goldman's sweetlips, Plectorhynchus goldmani; harlequin sweetlips, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides; giant sweetlips, Plectorhinchus obscurus; oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus orentalis; spotted sweetlips, Plectorhinchus picus.
mweimwei₃, also mwaimwai. adj. colored, spotted, pied. I linganiki likouli mweimwei. I think the colored dress is pretty.
mwein sent. adv. maybe, perhaps, possibly. Mwein ohlo pahn mwahula. Maybe that man will get better.
Mwein Amerika, also Mwein Merika. n. the American era.
Mwein Ansou n. the present era, literally ‘time of now’.
Mwein Aramas, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Eni Kan, Mwein Kawa. n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of construction and building, said to have included the construction of Nan Madol; thought also to be the era of the common people.
Mwein Eni Kan, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Aramas, Mwein Kawa. n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of construction and building, said to have included the construction of Nan Madol; also said to be the era of spirtual ancestors.
Mwein Kawa, also Mwehi Keieu, Mwein Aramas, Mwein Eni Kan. n. the first of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of construction and building, said to have included the construction of Nan Madol.
Mwein Kouwel n. ancient, primitive, uncivilized times; before Mwein Marain.
Mwein Marain n. the period of enlightenment, the period of Christianity.
Mwein Merika, also Mwein Amerika. n. the American era.
Mwein Misioneri n. the missionary era, also sometime identified as Mwein Marain. [Eng. misioneri]
Mwein Nahnmwarki, also Mwehi Kesiluh. n. the third of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Nahnmwarkis which begins with the fall of the Saudeleur.
mwein nihkes, also mweimwahu, nihkesemwei. archaic. n. a time of peace and tranquility.
mwein peikes, also mweisuwed, peikesemwei. n. a period of war or instability.
Mwein Rotorot n. the period prior to the arrival of Christianity (a controversial term).
Mwein Saudeleur, also Mwehi Keriau. n. the second of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the era of the Saudeleur.
Mwein Sapahn n. the Japanese period.
Mwein Sehmen n. the German period.
Mwein Sipein n. the Spanish period.
Mwein Waii, also Mwehi Kapahieu. n. the fourth of the four historical eras into which Pohnpeian history is sometimes divided, the foreign era.
mweinele sent. adv. maybe, perhaps, possibly.
mweinlihamwahu n. mole.
mweinlikou n. remnants, small pieces of cloth.
mweinliroar n. birthmark, any skin discoloration present from birth.
mweipeseng vi. to come apart, as of a snapped rope; to be divorced or separated. Pwopwoudo mweipeseng. The couple is divorced. mweidpeseng, vt.
mweipwet 1. n. skin fungus causing white spots. 2. vi., vt. to have this disease. 1. Mie mweipwet pohn kilio There is a fungus on his skin. 2. E mweipwet kilio. He has a skin fungus.
mweir, also mwer₁. adj. loose, as of a knot or lashing.
mweisang vt. to be divorced from, to be estranged from, to part from, to abstain from; to be weaned from. E mweisang ah nohno ni ah pwelel. She has been estranged from her mother since infancy.
mweisuwari n. the last of the bunch; the last breadfruit in a group of three fruits that grow from the same branch.
mweisuwed, also mwein peikes, peikesemwei. n. a period of war or instability.
mweid₁ vt. to break, as a string. mwei₂, vi.
mweidala vt. to release, to let go; to allow one to leave.
mweidpeseng vt. to break apart, to come apart: to grant a divorce, to cause a divorce; to separate.
mweid₂ n. hollow, ravine.
mweidala vt. to release, to let go; to allow one to leave.
mweidehng vt. to allow, to permit. Ihs me mweidehng irail en laid nan santuari en mwahmwo? Who allowed them to fish in the fish sanctuary? mweimwei₁, vi.
mahsie adj. long ago.
mweidpeseng vt. to break apart, to come apart: to grant a divorce, to cause a divorce; to separate. mweipeseng, vi.
mweitoal n. freckle.
mwek n. hammock for children.
mwehk, also luwekidinloal. n. tree sp., Glochidion ramiflorum, the terminal buds of which are used for increasing the appetite of young children.
mweker vi. to make an explosive or crackling noise.
mwekeren mwar, also mwakaren mwar. vi. to be upset for not having been given the title one expected to receive.
mwekeren mwenge, also mwakaren mwenge. vi. to be upset for not having been given a share of food at a kamadipw.
mwekeriker adj. crackling, of a sound or noise.
mwekihkieng meing. vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. Mwohnsapw pwoaiken tehniep; ih me kahrehda re mwekihkieng. Mwohnsapw is cold; that is why he shivers. cf. mwusihrer.
mwekimwek n. arrowroot, also called Polynesian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides.
mwekid 1. vi. to move, as in one's own body movement. 2. n. motion, movement; action, affairs, behavior. cf. [meing] keielek.
mwekidida vi. to be stirred up, to be aroused.
mwekidikid adj. unsteady, unstable; active, as in a hyperactive person.
mwekidida vi. to be stirred up, to be aroused.
mwehl₁ adj. red hot, of objects; angry, furious.
mwehl₂ n. ripe breadfruit wrapped in leaves and prepared in an uhmw; any starchy food cooked with coconut milk.
mwele adj. calm, of the weather or the sea.
mwelek, also mwilik. n. a suspicion. Mie ahi mwelek. I have a suspicion.
mwelekek n. peace, tranquility.
mwelekih, also mwilikih. vt. to suspect.
mwelehlap meing. adj. free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled. Mwohnsapw me mwelehlap mwurin wiekupwur en mwoalen wahu. Mwohnsapw is free after the meeting of the traditional council. cf. pisek.
mweleng n. area below the peak of a roof.
mwelengen sakau n. kava dermopathy, flaking of the skin resulting from heavy consumption of kava.
mweli n. rocky area.
mwelimwel archaic. n. chignon, bun, a kind of hair-do worn by women in which the hair is tied in knots at the nape of the neck or lower; also worn by men in early times.
mwelung adj. satiated, having had one’s fill of sex with men (of a woman).
mwelungda vi. to desire sexual gratification, said of a woman.
mweluhpei, also mwoaluhpei. meing. vi. to warm oneself by a fire. Isohko mweluhpei. Isohko is warming himself by the fire. cf. rengireng.
mwell n. a sp. of Nudibranch.
mwemmwan vi. to bulge, of something covered, the shape of which is discernible.
mwehmwe₁ n. yam that develops on the vine, not edible; small thing or object.
mwehmwe₂ n. dirt; bad or stinking smell.
mwemweit vi. to visit; to take a walk; to go on a picnic. mwamwaitih, vt. cf. [meing] luwahreureu.
mwenei vi. to jiggle up and down, as of the fat on a fat person.
mwenge 1. vi. to eat. 2. n. food. kang, vt. cf. [meing] sak₁, sahk₁, koanoat, tungoal.
mwengehn menseng 1. vi. to eat breakfast. 2. n. breakfast. cf. [meing] kapwarsou, kemenseng.
mwengehn soutik 1. vi. to eat dinner (the evening meal), to eat supper. 2. n. dinner, supper. cf. [meing] kasoutik, koduhsou.
mwengehn souwas 1. n. lunch. 2. vi. to eat lunch. cf. [meing] kasouwas.
mwengehnpwong 1. vi. to eat a late night snack, usually of a woman who is breastfeeding a child. 2. n. a late night snack of this kind. cf. [meing] ihenpwong, ihanpwong.
mwengin, also mwenginingin. 1. archaic. vi. to whisper. 2. archaic. n. whisper. mwenginih, vt. cf. [meing] loitik, mwokuhku, mwoaluhlu.
mwenginih vt. to whisper to. mwenginingin, mwengin, vi. cf. [meing] loitikih, mwoaluhluhwe, mwokuhkuhwe.
mwenginingin, also mwengin. 1. vi. to whisper. 2. n. whisper. mwenginih, vt. cf. [meing] loitik, mwokuhku, mwoaluhlu.
mwengintik n. side platform of a feasthouse; house of prayer.
mwengoungou adj. appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.
mwengki 1. n. monkey. 2. adj. silly, given to monkeying around. [Eng.]
mwengkiaramas n. ape.
mwengloal 1. vi. to soliloquize, to talk to oneself. 2. n. soliloquy. 1. I mwengloal. I soliloquized. 2. Liho mwengloal, ahpw sohte me rong. The woman talked to herself, but no one heard her. cf. [meing] perehn mwoaluhlu.
mwer₁, also mweir. adj. loose, as of a knot or lashing.
mwer₂ vi. to have fallen in quantity, as of rain or fruit.
mwer₃ n. behavior, deception.
mwerek adj. slack, as of a rope; wrinkled.
mwerekirek adj. wrinkled.
mwerehrehn uken madau archaic. n. something which initially seemed insignificant but later becomes important.
mwerehrehnpwil vi. to be mature, of breadfruit. Mahio mwerehrehnpwilier. The breadfruit is already mature.
mweruwo 1. adj. deceptive, deceitful. 2. n. deceptiveness, deceitfulness. 1. Aramaso me mweruwo. The person is deceptive. 2. Ahmw mweruwo pahn kihienguhk kahpwal. Your deceitfulness will get you into trouble.
mwerkao n. forgery.
mwerkau 1. n. malice. 2. adj. malicious. 1. Liho esehda ah mwerkau. That lady discovered his malice. 2. E me mwerkau. He is malicious.
mwersuwed, also mworsuwed. 1. adj. dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked;. 2. n. dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior. mwersuwedih, vt.
mwersuwedih vt. to cheat, to deceive. mwersuwed, mworsuwed, adj.
mwesei, also mweseisei. 1. vi. to make noise. 2. n. a disturbance caused by noise.
mweseisei vi. see mwesei.
mweseu adj. lusty.
mwesel vi. to leave, to depart. cf. [meing] ketda.
mwesen ohl n. a worthless man. Sohte ohl met, ah mwesen ohl me mie. There is no man here, but only worthless men.
mwesen ntahkereker, also ntahkereker. 1. n. dysentery, with blood in the stool. 2. vi. to have dysentery.
Mwesen Pahdol, also Mwasen Pahdol. n. the ancestral goddess of the Lasialap clan who provided the island with a variety of plants and animals.
Mwesenleng , also Mwasenleng. n. the sacred eel whose corpse gave rise to utiak (a generic name for a number of banana cultivars).
mwesenloang n. maggot.
mwesot, also mwasaut, mwaso. n. eel sp., commonly found in mangrove swamps.
mwehdi n. caterpillar.
mwedik n. (3sg. mwedike) trickery, chicanery.
mwedilinmall, also dipwinmall, limwedilinmall. 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.
mwet vi. neut. to clear an area; to cut or pull grass; to clean and prepare kava for pounding. mwatih, vt.
mwete n. (3sg. mweteh) shade, shadow. cf. [meing] iollap.
mwetehn adj. shadowy, full of shadows.
mweteu vi. to hang down.
mwetehn adj. shadowy, full of shadows.
mwetik n. menses; flux.
mwetida vi. to be in heat, to be ready for breeding, of female dogs and pigs.
mwetiwel, also mwetuwel. 1. n. clearing, garden, plantation, farm, cultivated section of the land. 2. vi. to clear land, to garden, to farm.
Mwetiwel en Ihden Biblical. n. Garden of Eden. [Ihden <Eng.]
mwetiwel en wain n. vineyard. [wain <Eng. wine]
mwetuwel n. see mwetiwel.
mwetpwel 1. vi. to remove all ground cover, leaving only the soil. 2. n. bare ground. 1. Ah mwetwelin uhto mwetpwel. The ground cover in the banana patch has been removed. 2. Nan uht ko mwetpwel. There is bare ground around the bananas.
mwetpwur adj. ill-prepared to honor a visitor with a feast.
mwih n. name of the digraph mw, the eleventh letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /mw/, a labialized and velarized bilabial nasal.
mwiekehk adj. disarranged, disordered, dirty in appeaarance.
mwilik, also mwelek. n. a suspicion.
mwilikih, also mwelekih. vt. to suspect.
mwir, also mwur₂. 1. n. a kind of magic to delay an action. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic. mwirih, vt.
mwirih, also mwurih. vt. to employ magic to delay an action, to cast this kind of magic spell on. Ohlo mwirihirail. The man cast a spell on them. mwir, vi.
mwirilik, also mwurilik. 1. n. a death feast, given at the burial. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. mwirilikih, vt.
mwirilikih vt. see mwirilik.
mwirimwir, also mwurumwur. archaic. n. farewell.
mwidihlihk n. (3sg. mwidihlihki) kidney.
mwo dem. pr. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.
mwoh vi. to moo, of a cow.
mwou adj. bruised; abused.
mwoumwou vi. to douche. mwaur, vt.
mwohkan dem. pr. those, away from you and me.
mwohken pron. there.
mwokenen pron. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.
mwokuhku 1. meing. vi. to whisper. 2. meing. n. whisper. 1. Isohko mwokuhkuieng Nahnkeniei. Isohko whispered to Nahnkeniei. 2. Sapwellim mwokuku me eling laud. His whisper is audible. mwokuhkuhwe, vt. cf. mwengin, mwenginingin.
mwokuhkuhwe vt. to whisper to. mwokuhku, vi.
mwokuhr 1. n. rotten fruit. 2. adj. rotten, of fruit.
mwolen kopwung lapalap n. high court, supreme court.
mwolung, also mwoalung. adj. lusty, said of a woman. mwolungih, vt.
mwolungih, also mwoalungih. vt. of a woman, to instigate sexual activity with a male. mwolung, mwoalung, adj.
mwoluhpei 1. meing. vi. to be blinded by harsh, dazzling light. 2. meing. n. temporary blindness induced by excessive light. 1. Mwohnsapw mwoluhpeiki lingen dengkihn weren nansapwo. Mwohnsapw was blinded by the headlights of the car. 2. Lingen dengkio me kahrehda sapwellim mwoluhpei. The brightness of the electric light was the cause of your temporary blindness. cf. mahl.
mwoluhdingiding meing. vi. to be soaked, to be dripping wet. Mwohnsapw mwoluhdingiding pwehki ar lukehdingiding. Mwohnsapw is soaked due to his walking in the rain. cf. modu.
mwohmw n. (3sg. mwomwe) appearance, shape; kind, sort, type₁, nature, character. Ia mwomwen ohlo? What does that man look like? Ih mwomwen aht tiahk. It's the nature of our culture.
mwomwala vi. to be exhausted, of a supply; to be extinct; to be annihilated, to be destroyed.
mwomwalap adj. impolite.
mwomwalis, also mwompwon. n. fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.
mwomwadahn kosonned n. bill, proposal, in legislative proceedings.
mwomwawas adj. impertinent, rude.
mwomwenli adj. effeminate, woman-like.
mwomwehda vt. to pretend; to imitate; to intend.
mwomwinieng₁ n. the first fish caught in a net being used for the first time; this fish is awarded to the master fisherman.
mwomwitik adj. shy; embarrassed, usually said of girls.
mwomwohd n. session, assembly.
mwomwohd pohn takai mei vi. to subsist well on an atoll.
mwomwohden Awak n. an irreverent attitude toward wahu (respect behavior), attributed to the people of Awak.
mwomwohdiso n. congregation, parish; a gathering in the presence of a Nahnmwarki.
Mwomwohdiso en Sises Krais en Souleng en Imwin-rahn akan n. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
mwomwohdmwahl vi. to be idle.
mwomwmei n. fish sp., Pacific longnose parrotfish, Hipposcarus longiceps.
mwomwpeleng n. dried fish.
mwompwon, also mwomwalis. n. fish sp., goatfish, a variety of Parupeneus cyclostomus.
mwomwsahl n. salted fish.
mwomwsang vi. to be annihilated or destroyed.
mwomwseik n. fish sp., rainbow runner.
mwomwdahr 1. n. feast for the first catch of a spawning season. 2. vi. to have this feast. 1. Mwomwdahr me wiawi ni tehnpas pwe mie me laid. It was a spawning season feast because someone caught a spawning fish. 2. Irail mwomwdahr. They are having a spawning season feast.
mwomwtoantoal, also darop. n. fish sp., yellow eyed surgeonfish.
mwohn limpoak slang. n. sweetheart, first love, either chronologically or in rank. Ei mwohn limpoak me suwanawan. My sweetheart is extremely attractive.
mwohn pahr 1. n. feast for the first turtle caught on a fishing trip. 2. vi. to have this feast. 1. Mwohn pahr ieu met. This is a feast for the first turtle caught on the fishing trip.
mwohn wahr n. bow₂ of a canoe.
mwohnawar 1. n. paddler who sits in the bow₂ of a canoe. 2. vi. to paddle from the bow of a canoe.
mwohneki vt. to prefer.
mwohnen pron. that one, away from you and me; there, away from you and me.
mwohni n. money. [Eng.]
mwohni mwaramwer n. change, in the form of coins.
mwohni takai n. coin.
mwohniki vt. to consider most important.
mwohnmei n. the first breadfruit harvested, which are taken to a chief.
Mwohnmwehi n. the name usually given to the first Saudeleur.
Mwohnmwur n. one of the two brothers who employed magic to help shape the physical features of Pohnpei; the other is Sarapahu.
Mwohnsamwohl n. worship of the sea, with an emphasis on living organisms.
Mwohnsapw meing. n. a term used to refer to a Nahnmwarki.
Mwohnsapwala vi. to become a Nahnmwarki. Ohlo Mwohnsapwala. That man became a Nahnmwarki.
Mwohnsapwoko 1. meing. interj. your highness, when addressing a Nahnmwarki. 2. n. a term used to refer to a Nahnmwarki. 1. Mwohnsapwoko, re ket nan mwadong sapahrek wet. Your highness, please accept our entertaining dance.
mwohndi vi. to sit down. cf. [meing] ketdi, keipwekidi.
mwongoungou, also mwengoungou. adj. appetizing; attractive, attracting admiration or interest.
mwopw 1. vi. to be out of breath, to be unable to catch one's breath; to be shut off from a source of air. 2. n. asthma.
mwopwula vi. to suffocate.
mworourou adj. fat, stout, overweight, obese.
mworopw, also mwoaroapw. n. Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.
mworopwinsed n. tree sp., Heritiera littoralis.
mworuhru meing. adj. gluttonous, given to eating too much. Mie Mwohnsapw me mworuhru, ahpw kaidehn koaros. There are some Nahnmwarkis who are gluttonous, but not all of them. cf. ewen mwenge, owen mwenge, mesen mwenge, engidek.
Mwormwon, also Mormon. n. Mormon. [Eng.]
mworsuwed, also mwersuwed. 1. adj. dishonest, crooked, malicious, wicked. 2. n. dishonesty, crookedness, maliciousness, bad behavior. mwersuwedih, vt.
mworsuwedih, also mwersuwedih. vt. to cheat, to deceive.
mwohso 1. n. appendicitis, appendix. 2. vi. to have appendicitis. [Jap. mōchō]
mwosou n. fern sp., Haplopteris elongata, ribbon fern.
mwosod, also mwasod. 1. adj. rotten, of wood. 2. meing. n. urine. 1. Lepin tuhkeho mwosodlahr. That log has rotted. 2. Widekihla mwosoden nan pekiden. Dispose of the urine in the bucket. cf. kent.
mwohd vi. to sit. mwohdang, vt. cf. [meing] roasailap.
mwohdalap 1. vi. to sit in a dignified manner; to sit in the posture of a sitting chief. 2. n. the posture of a sitting chief; a session of dignitaries.
mwohdang vt. to sit, to attend, to occupy the place of authority in a feasthouse; to sit on a throne; to sit in mourning during the first day of a funeral. mwohd, vi. cf. [meing] mwoalehdi.
mwohdenpal vi. to serve as a tacit expert during the construction of a house or a canoe.
mwohdenpwong 1. vi. to hold a wake (an all night vigil ) for the death of someone. 2. n. the name of this wake. cf. [meing] mwoaluhluhn iollap.
mwohdenpwongih vt. see mwohdenpwong.
mwohdehng, also mwohdang. vt. to sit in on, as a meeting; to observe. mwohd, vi.
mwohdeteng adj. durable in drinking kava, able to outlast all others.
mwohdipwisou 1. vi. to offer first fruits, of produce not traditionally important on Pohnpei, such as vegetables, taro, bananas, etc. 2. n. such a first fruits offering. 1. Se mwohdipwisou aio. We made our first fruits offering yesterday. 2. Mwohdipwisou me ke wia? Was it a first fruits offering that you did?
mwodol, also mwudul. 1. n. a piece; an object. 2. num. cl. used in counting small, rounded objects. 2. kisin kehp riamwodol two pieces of yam.
mwotou vi. to be suspended, to be dangling, to be hanging. kamwataur, vt.
mwotomwot adj. short, brief (as of a message).
mwotkoloi adj. very short.
mwowe₁ prep. n. ahead of, in front of, before (him, her, or it).
mwowe₂ vt. to offer as a first fruit.
mwoweh vt. to precede, to head, to lead₁; to prefix. Mwareho mwoweh edeho. His title precedes his name.
mwowi vi. to be saturated.
mwowihdi vi. to be swamped, of canoes and boats.
Mwoakilloa, also Mokil. n. an atoll located east of Pohnpei, within Pohnpei State.
Mwoakot n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
mwoahl₁ meing. n. (3sg. mwoale) sitting place, sacred place, altar, throne; sleeping place. cf. dehu.
mwoahl₂ meing. n. grass skirt; clothing, clothes. I patohwando sapwellim mwoahl kapw. I brought his new grass skirt. Limpene mwoahl kan. Fold up and put away his new clothes. cf. likou.
mwoalada meing. vi. to dress oneself. Mwohnsapw ketlongala nan mwoahl pwehn mwoalada. Mwohnsapw went into his room to dress himself. mwoale, vt. cf. likouda.
mwoale meing. vt. to wear. Mwohnsapw mwoale seht kapw, Mwohnsapw wore a new shirt. mwoalada, vi.
mwoalekek, also mwulekek. n. peace.
Mwoalehlap n. the prescribed seating area in a feasthouse where the Nahnmwarki sits; the area by the back central post known as salidi en enihlap; throne.
mwoalehle 1. vt. to be anointed; to be covered with oil;. 2. adj. shiny; oily.
mwoalen kopwung n. courtroom, courthouse.
mwoalen kopwung lapalap n. supreme court; high court.
mwoalen kopwungen wehi n. local court; municipal court.
mwoalen loakipil meing. n. an area for bathing; an area in which a person may urinate or defecate, bathroom. cf. perehn duhdu.
mwoalen loakiso meing. n. an area for bathing; an area in which a person may urinate or defecate, bathroom. cf. perehn duhdu.
mwoalen meiroang Biblical. n. sacrificial altar.
Mwoalen Wahu Ileilehn Pohnpei n. Pohnpei Council of Traditional Leaders.
mwoalepeidi meing. vi. to lie₂ down. Mwohnsapw mwoalepeidi pwe re ketin ngir. Mwohnsapw lay down because he was tired. cf. wendi.
mwoalehda meing. vt. to dress oneself; to wear a grass skirt; to put on clothing. Mwohnsapw mwoalehda mwoahl kapw. Mwohnsapw wears new clothing. cf. likawihada.
mwoalehdi meing. vi. to sit, to occupy the place of authority in a feasthouse; to sit on a throne. Mwohnsapw mwoaledier mwoalehlap. Mwohnsapw already sat on the mwoalehlap. cf. mwohdang.
mwoaloal n. dent, depression.
mwoaloaldi vi. to be dented; to squat down in the water.
mwoaluhlu 1. meing. vi. to whisper. 2. meing. n. whisper. 1. Mwohnsapw mwoaluhlu pwe re sohte kupwurki mehteiko en rong. Mwohnsapw whispers because he does not want other people to hear him. 2. Sohte me iang rong sapwellim mwoaluhlu. No one else heared his whisper. mwoaluhluhwe, vt. cf. mwenginingin, mwengin.
mwoaluhluhn iollap 1. vi. to hold a wake (an all night vigil ) for the death of a Nahnmwarki. 2. n. the name of this wake. mwoaluhluhn iollepe, vt. cf. mwohdenpwong.
mwoaluhluhn iollepe meing. vt. to hold a wake (an all night vigil ) for the death of a Nahnmwarki. Wein Madolenihmw mwoaluhlun iollepe pwoulahn Isipahu. The Chiefdom of Madolenihmw is holding a wake for the death of Isipahu. see mwoaluhluhn iollap. cf. mwohdenpwongih.
mwoaluhluhnpwong 1. meing. vi. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight; to let an issue ride until the next day. 2. meing. n. the act of sleeping on a matter. mwoaluhluhnpwongih, vt. cf. losenpwong.
mwoaluhluhnpwongih meing. vt. to sleep on a matter, to think about a matter overnight, to let an issue ride until the next day. cf. losenpwongih.
mwoaluhluhwe meing. vt. to whisper to. Soukisehnleng mwoaluhluwe Nahnalek Kitti. Soukisehnleng whispered to Nahnalek Kitti. mwoaluhlu, vi.
mwoalung, also mwolung. adj. lusty, said of woman.
mwoalungih, also mwolungih. vt. of a woman, to instigate male sexual activity.
mwoaluhpei, also mweluhpei. meing. vi. to warm up at a fire. Mwohnsapw ketin mwoaluhpei. Mwohnsapw is warming up at a fire. cf. rengireng.
mwoalus n. cinder, ember, charcoal, coal of a fire.
mwoalus pohn weitahta n. fish sp., coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata.
mwoalusulus n. Serranidae (groupers), fish sp., bluespotted grouper, Cephalopholis argus, normally found in lagoons and near patch and barrier reefs.
mwoaltehmwahu 1. meing. n. footwear. 2. meing. vi. to wear, of footwear. 1. Sohte mwoaltehmwahu. There is no footwear for the high chief. 2. Re mwoaltehmwahu rahn wet. He is wearing footwear today. mwoaltehmwahuwih, vt. cf. sohri, suht.
mwoaltehmwahuwih meing. vt. to wear, of footwear. Mwohnsapw mwoaltehmwahwi suht. Mwohnsapw is wearing shoes. mwoaltehmwahu, vi. cf. suhtih, sohrih.
mwoaltehnpwel meing. n. a rag for wiping one's feet upon entering a house; a rug. Mwoaltehnpwel kin perekdi nan wenihmw en tehnpas. A rag for wiping one's feet is placed at the entrance of the house. cf. likoun irine.
mwoanipil 1. n. the act of peeping at nude people who are bathing. 2. vi. to peep at nude people who are bathing. mwoanipilih, vt.
mwoanipilih vt. see mwoanipil.
mwoanok vt. to peep at.
mwoahr 1. meing. n. diarrhea. 2. meing. vi. to have diarrhea. cf. mehntang.
mwoaroidi vi. to submerge oneself in deep water for the purpose of hiding; to calm down.
mwoarok en sakau n. residue at the bottom of a cup of kava.
mwoarong, also mwoaroang. 1. vi. to be noisy. 2. n. crowd noise, commotion. mwoarongki, vt.
mwoarongki vt. to create a commotion. mwoarong, vi.
mwoarosala vi. to lose one's will to succeed, to lose all hope.
mwoaroang, also mwoarong. 1. vi. to be noisy. 2. n. crowd noise, commotion. mwoaroangki, vt.
mwoaroangoaroang adj. noisy.
mwoaroangki vt. to create a commotion. mwoaroang, vi.
mwoaroapw, also mworopw. n. Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.
mwoaruhru adj. greedy; egoistic.
mwoarus adj. depressed, lethargic, listless. Serepeino inenen mwoarus. That girl is really depressed.
mwoarusala vi. to become depressed. Ohlo mwoarusala. That man became depressed.
mwoasoangidi vi. to be decayed to the point of disintigration, of wood.
mwoasoahngot, also mwasahngot. 1. adj. decayed, of wood; termite ridden. 2. vi. to rot, to decay, of wood; to be termite ridden, of wood. 3. n. (3sg. mwoasoahngote) rot, decay, termite ridden wood.
mwoator 1. adj. paralytic, paralyzed, weak. 2. n. paralysis, weakness.
mwoahtoaht vi. to lose one's initiative to act.
mwukumwuk vi. to rinse one's mouth, to gargle. cf. [meing] dawado.
mwul n. thread, fine fiber.
mwule vt. to knead, as in kneading (bread); to twist or wind₂ together. Ansou en kepel pilawa, aramas pil kin mwule lao e mwut. When making bread, people knead until it is mashed. Pwutako mwule doaroapweho. The boy twisted the paper.
mwulekek, also mwoalekek. n. peace.
mwulepene vt. to twist or wind₂ together.
mwuledek 1. n. excessive amount. 2. adv. exceedingly, excessively.
mwuhmwu 1. n. muumuu, an ankle length dress. 2. vi. to wear a muumuu. [Eng.< Haw.]
mwuhn n. fish sp., squirrelfish, Myripristis adustus.
mwuhn weitahta n. fish sp., bigscale soldier fish, Myripristis berndti.
mwunseik n. fish sp., rainbow runner, Elagatis bipinnulatus; normally found in lagoon and patch reefs, and barrier reef. [Mok. mwinjeik]
mwur₁ adv. a little; a bit, kind of, somewhat. I mwur soumwahuda aio. I became a little sick yesterday.
mwur₂, also mwir. 1. n. a kind of magic to delay an action. 2. vi. to employ this kind of magic. mwurih, vt.
mwuhr n. later.
mwuri prep. n. after, behind (him, her, or it).
mwurih, also mwirih. vt. to employ magic to delay an action, to cast this kind of magic spell on. Ohlo mwurih liho. That man cast a spell on the woman. mwur₂, vi.
mwurilik, also mwirilik. 1. n. a death feast, given at the burial. 2. vi. to prepare this feast. mwurilikih, vt.
mwurilikih, also mwirilikih. vt. see mwurilik.
mwurin souwas n. afternoon.
mwurinwar 1. n. paddler who sits in the stern of a canoe. 2. vi. to paddle from the stern of a canoe.
mwuroi n. bird sp., Micronesian pigeon, Ducula oceanica; also used generically for any pigeon.
mwurumwur, also mwirimwir. archaic. n. farewell.
mwus vi. to move as a group. Re pwonte mwusdo oh audehla sehr ko. They moved here as a group and filled the chairs. Koaros mwusieila. They all went out in a group. mwusir, vt.
mwuserehre 1. meing. vi. to think. 2. meing. n. thought, the skill of thinking. 1. Mwohnsapw me malawahn pwe re ketin mwuserehre. Mwohnsapw is quiet because he is thinking. 2. I men patohwan ia sapwellim mwuserehre me pidada ireht. I wish I know his thoughts on this subject. mwuserehreh, mwuserehrehih, vt. cf. madamadau.
mwuserehreh, also mwuserehrehih. meing. vt. to think about.
mwuserehrehih vt. see mwuserehreh.
mwusikek vi. to initiate movement of the whole body, as when one starts to rise, walk, run, etc.
mwusiko n. marching band₂. [Jap.]
mwusing 1. n. pool₁ of money, the combined wagers of betters. 2. vi. to create a pool of money. [Jap. mushin]
mwusir vt. to move as a group. E mwusir tohn kousapw en kasamwo Mwohnsapw. He moved the villagers into a group to welcome Mwohnsapw. mwus, vi.
mwusihrer vi. to shiver, to shudder, to quiver. cf. [meing] mwekihkieng.
mwusumwus, also mwutumwut. n. a swarm of animate beings, group. I kilangada mwusumwus en longalap. I saw a swarm of honeybees.
Mwuslimw n. Muslim. [Eng.]
mwudan vt. to squeeze, to compress. mwudanpene to squeeze together.
Mwudok n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
mwudul, also mwodol. 1. n. a piece; object. 2. num. cl. used in counting small, rounded objects. 2. kisin kehp riemwodol two small round yams.
mwut₁ adj. pulverized, crushed, mashed, kneaded.
mwut₂ num. cl. used in counting heaps or piles. mwutin dihpw pahmwut four piles of grass.
mwute vt. to smash. E mwute pihruo. He smashed the beer bottle.
mwuten n. swarm of, cluster of. mwuten loahng kei swarm of flies.
mwuterek adj. soft, fluffy; tender, as of meat.
mwutinieng n. gust of wind; storm, gale.
mwutumwut, also mwusumwus. n. a swarm of animate beings, group; clump of vegetation. mwutumwut en loahng swarm of flies mwutumwut en aramas group of people.
mpwa n. hermit crab.
mpwakang n. something that tastes bad, but is neverthless edible.
mpwe n. curve, bend.
mpwei n. ball; stomach; sphere.
mpwei laud n. softball, as used in the game of softball.
mpwei tikitik n. hardball, as used in the game of baseball.
mpwein kent n. bladder.
mpwein tenek n. the spongy substance found in a sprouting coconut in its early stage of development.
mpwek n. bud of a flower.
mpwekin ripwiripw n. fish sp.
mpwel₁ n. blister, from sunburn.
mpwel₂ vi. of a traditional earth oven (uhmw), to be at the stage where the food has been placed in it and has been covered with leaves.
mpwel₃ n. a variety of palm (species uncertain).
mpwel₄ n. female pig before it is bred.
mpwel₅ n. sp. of crab.
mpwelehdi vi. to unexpectedly converge upon a place, of a large number of people.
mpwer n. twins; also used to refer to multiple births, e.g. mpwer silimen, triplets.
mpwer- vi. to come or go in pairs. Ira mpwerlongodo nan wenihmwo. They came in the door together (as a pair).
mpweren wiasu n. a twin of the opposite sex.
mpwet, also mpwut. 1. vi. to blister. 2. n. blister.
mpwi 1. adj. leaky, as of a roof. 2. n. drop.
mpwokos adj. humpback.
mpwos n. boil₁, swelling, infection, tumor.
mpwos sarawi n. an unopened boil₁, a kind of abscess.
mpwosada vi. to swell; to rise, as of bread.
mpwoampw n. rise, low hill; heap; humpback.
mpwul 1. n. (3sg. mpwule) flame. 2. vi. to burn with a flame, to blaze.
mpwulapwul 1. adj. pink. 2. n. pink.
mpwulda, also lulda. adj. ablaze.
mpwun n. barnacle.
mpwut, also mpwet. 1. vi. to blister. 2. b blister.