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-o   dem. mod. that, away from you and me. pwihko that pig away from you and me.

oh₁   n. name of the letter o, the fourth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /o/, a mid back rounded vowel.

oh₂   conj. and. Wein U oh Nett tikitiksang wein Madolenihmw. The municipalities of U and Nett are smaller than the municipality of Madolenihmw.

oh₃   n. (3sg. owe) sprout of a yam.

oh₄   interj. Oh!

oh₅   archaic. n. rope, string, vine, as a yam vine. Ohn kehp kin kehndouda. A yam vine usually grows on something.

oh₆   1. n. the feeling of being sick. 2. vi. to feel sick. 1. I ohn meir. I feel sick from lack of sleep. 2. I ekis oh. I feel kind of sick. 1. ohn sakau hangover.

oh tier   interj. Oh dear!, Oh my! [Eng.]

oi   interj. an intejection signifying comprehension. cf. [meing] eh₅.

ohiendang   vi. to cheer, as in an athletic competition. [Jap. ōendan] ohiendangih, vt.

ohiendangih   vt. to cheer someone on, as in an athletic competition. I ohiendangih aht pwihno. I cheered on our team.

oio, also ohio.   n. reef, deep below the surface, but visible.

ohio   n. see oio.

ou   1. n. a type of net fishing done by setting a net at high tide across a place in the reef where fish exit a body of water (employed principally in Sokehs and Nett). 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.

Ou   n. a title.

Ou Ririn   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

ouiak   1. n. a method of fishing which involves waiting in a mangrove swamp for fish to come in on a rising tide. 2. vi. to fish in this manner. 1. Ansou en ouiak ni ididohn uh. The time to do ouiak fishing is at a rising tide.

ouiou   vi. to wait. awih, vt.

oukan₁   vt. to start a fire, to kindle. I pahn oukanda kisiniei. I will start a fire.

oukan₂, also eukan.   n. fake, bluff, pretence.

oukanehu   interj. Are you kidding?

oulaid   1. n. feast for returning fishermen. 2. vi. to have this feast.

oulaud, also aulaud.   adj. boastful, loudmouthed, boisterous, given to exaggeration. Ke me oulaud. You are loud-mouthed.

oulap   n. (3sg. oulepe) basic component, basis. Dahnge me wia oulap en wiahda nahs? What are the basic components of building a nahs?

oumai   1. n. a type of fishing, done by constructing at low tide two or three v-shaped long walls, about two feet high, built of coral or stone; fish become trapped when they try to exit at low tide; a fish weir. 2. vi. to trap fish in this manner.

oumw   num. one. see umw₂.

oun, also aun.   num. six. see ehd₁.

oun enipoas   n. a yam cultivar.

Oun Mwoluhsei   n. the name of a male shark that guards the path to Kahnihmweiso, the legendary city beneath the sea.

Oun Namweiias   n. the title of one of the two guardians of Namweiias, a magical pool on Peikapw in Nan Madol; see also Oaron Namweiias.

Oun Pohnpei   n. a title, in the Nahnken line.

Oun Sapawas   n. a title.

ounsouna, also kiewek en koakonehp.   n. a yam cultivar.

Oundol   n. a title.

oundol en liwi   n. a yam cultivar.

oundol en nahpik   n. a yam cultivar.

Oundol en Ririn   n. a title, in the Nahnmwarki line.

ounwel   n. a yam cultivar.

ouraman   vi. to dream. E ouraman pwong He dreamed last night. Mie aramas me kak kawehwe ouraman. There are people who can interpret dreams. ouramanih, vi. cf. [meing] aliman.

ouraman en enihwo   Biblical. n. nocturnal emission of semen, wet dream.

ouramanih   vt. to dream about. ouraman, vi. cf. [meing] elimene.

ouras   vi. to be tied, in the game peisihr. Ira ouras. They are tied.

ouremei   vi. to use a kava stone for the first time.

ouremen   n. dream; source of revelation. Ohlo ouremen. The man dreamed. En ohlo ouremeno pweida. That man's dream came true. cf. [meing] eliman.

ourior   n. duty, obligation.

ourlap   vi. to start; to move.

ouse   n. net fishing, using a long net set across a sandy area or inlet on the barrier reef.

oudau   1. n. a type of net fishing, done by setting a net across a channel. 2. vi. to net fish in this manner.

oudek   n. punishment; destruction at the order of a chief.

oudmihl   n. oatmeal. [Eng.]

ouwang   vt. to carry on one's back. Lahpo ouwang serio. That guy carried the child on his back.

ok   vi. to start or to burn, of a fire; to burn, of a light; to be ignited; to be started, as of an engine; to be on, as a light.

ohk   Biblical. n. oak, the tree. [Eng.]

okanda   vt. to kindle, to cause a fire to flare up; to provoke, to excite.

okasi   n. candy. [Jap. okashi]

oke₁   vi. to burn, to make a fire glow.

oke₂   meing. vt. to permit, to allow; to give in, to submit. Re pahn ketin oke arail pekipek en ren pahnkupwur Niehd? Will you permit them to have audience with Mwohnsapwoko or Isohko on Monday? cf. dukieng.

okei   interj. OK, okay. [Eng.]

okehng   vt. to obey, to submit to; to approve, to confirm.

ohkihla   vt. to be injured by or with, to be broken by. E ohkihla lehten kesik. He was injured by a bullet.

oko, also ko.   dem. mod. those, away from you and me.

okoi   interj. an interjection expressing surprise at something negative or unpleasant.

okoteme, also mehkot, ekot.   pron. thing, something, anything (singular). Wahdo okoteme. Bring something.

Oklaohma   n. Oklahoma. [Eng.]

ohl   n. man, male.

ohl kamwohd   n. bridegroom.

ohl lekwusol   Biblical. n. eunuch.

ohla   1. vi. to be broken, ruined, destroyed, spoiled, injured. 2. n. ruin, damage, wound, injury.

olamwas   n. a worthless man. Olamwas men mwo. He is a worthless man.

Olapahd   n. the trickster deity of the Central Carolines.

olenei   archaic. n. good man.

Olensinek, also Olensineng.   n. one of the two guards of Kahnikepir, the spinning bridge.

Olensineng, also Olensinke.   n. one of the two guards of Kahnikepir, the spinning bridge.

Olepel   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

ohlet   vi. to halt, to stop; to hold, in a card game. [Eng. halt]

oliol   n. vine sp.

Olimpik   n. Olympics. [Eng.]

olip   Biblical. n. olive. [Eng.]

Oloiso   meing. n. holders of the first twelve titles in the Nahnmwarki line. oloiso royal or noble man.

olok   n. thirtieth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the seventh night after last quarter of the lunar cycle.

olomwahi   n. fifteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the sixth night after the first quarter of the lunar cycle. Olomwahi iei pwohng keisek limau en nan ehu sounpwong. Olomwahi is the fifteenth night of the month.

olopwoud   archaic. n. a post located in the center of the ground level of a feasthouse.

olopwuoa   n. fourteenth night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fifth night after the first quarter of the lunar cycle. Olopwuoa iei pwohng keisek pahieu en nan ehu sounpwong. Olopwuoa is the fourteenth night of the Pohnpeian calendar.

Olosihpa   n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol.

Olosohpa   n. name of one of the two brothers who arrived on the seventh voyage to Pohnpei and who designed and supervised the building of Nan Madol. He became the first leader of Pohnpei and founded the Saudeleur dynasty.

olohdi   n. widower.

olsaimer   1. n. Alzheimer's disease. 2. vi. to have this disease. [Eng.]

ohlsehl   n. wholesale store. [Eng.]

Omeka   Biblical. n. Omega, last letter of the Greek alphabet. Ngehi me Alpa oh Omeka. I am the Alpha and the Omega. [Eng.< Greek.]

omled   n. omelet. [Eng.]

ommido   vi. to be out of bounds, in a game; to be disqualified. [Jap. omitto : throw (someone) out of a game< Eng. omit]

omp, also emp₂.   n. vine sp., Ipomoea littoralis, the leaves of which are used in medicine and for magic.

ompen lehdau   n. plant sp., Ipomoea violacea.

omw, also ahmw₂.   poss. cl. your, singular. see ah₁.

ohmw   n. home plate, in baseball. [Jap. hōmu < Eng.]

omwi   meing. poss. cl. your, yours, singular. cf. ahmw₁.

omwiomw, also emwiemw.   vi. to wash one's hands. amwin, vt.

omwinwel, also ahmw₁, liahmw.   n. a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.

omwirek, also emwirek.   adj. crumpled, wrinkled. amwer, vt.

omwut   num. one. see mwut₂.

ompwu   vi. of a person, to be carried on another's back. [Jap. onbu] ompwuih, vt.

ompwuih   vt. to carry a person on one's back. [ompwu <Jap. onbu] ompwu, vi.

ohmwrang   1. n. home run. 2. vi. to hit a home run. [Jap. hōmuran < Eng.]

ohn kehp, also uhn kehp.   n. vine of a yam, used medicinally.

ohn mouren ohl   Biblical. n. penis.

ohn palahi, also kehmpalahi, ohdek₂.   n. a sp. of wild yam, palahi, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato; called uhn palahi only when it is in the ground.

ohn pweirek   meing. n. string or rope for a water container (isek), used to carry the container or to tie it down to a canoe. cf. selin isek.

ohn sakau   1. adj. hung over from kava or alcohol. 2. n. hangover.

one   vt. to mend, to repair, to renew, to reshape, used principally with native objects. onohn, vi.

onepek   n. peace, tranquility, good feelings.

onika   Biblical. n. onycha, one of the components of ancient holy incense. [Eng.]

oniks   Biblical. n. onyx. [Eng.]

onohn   vi. to be mended or repaired, used principally with native objects. one, vt.

onohn sapahl   vi. to restore.   n. restoration.

onohn sapahlih   vt. to restore (something). onohn sapahl, vi.

Onohnleng   n. a region of southwest Pohnpei in pre-Nahnmwarki times; also called Wene.

Ononmwoakot   n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.

onop   1. vi. to prepare; to study. 2. n. preparation; study.

onopen kakehlail   n. preparation for confirmation in the Catholic church.

onopen pepdais   n. preparation for baptism, in the Catholic church.

ohnoapwoat   n. yam plant, often grown in competition with others, in which only one vine is allowed to grow.

ohnta   n. vine sp., a woody vine, Mucuna ponapeana.

ohntile   n3s. attached handle, as of a basket, suitcase, lamp, etc.

ohntipw   n. see ohntipw en sapwasapw.

ohntipw en sapwasapw, also ohntipw.   n. a yam that grows from a broken tuber.

ong   prep. to, toward, in relation to, for.

ohpalawasa, also ohpada.   meing. vi. to wake up. Mwohnsapwoko saikinte ohpalawasa. Mwohnsapwoko has not yet woken up. cf. pirida.

ohpampap   adj. humble, unassuming, meek, down to earth.

ohpada, also ohpalawasa.   meing. vi. to wake up. Mwohnsapw pahn ohpada pwand. Mwohnsapw will wake up late. cf. pirida.

Opadaia   Biblical. n. Obadiah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

ohperdaim   n. overtime. [Eng.]

ohpis   n. office, government. [Eng.]

ohpo   Biblical. n. oboe. [Eng.]

opohn   n. harpoon; metal spear tip. [Eng.]

opohp, also lukuwal, lukiamwas, lukielel, soulik en lukuwal.   n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).

opsihr   n. officer. [Eng.]

ohpweisou   1. meing. n. hat. 2. meing. vi. to wear a hat. 1. I pahn patohwen koledi sapwellim ohpweisou. I will hold your hat. cf. lisoarop.

ohpwet   n. a yam cultivar.

ohpwet en pohnpei   n. a yam cultivar.

ohpwet en salapwuk   n. a yam cultivar.

ohpwet en wai   n. a yam cultivar.

opwin₁   vt. to wash one's face. epwinek, vi.

opwin₂, also apwin₂, oapwin₂.   n. the log forming the threshold at the entrance of a feasthouse.

opwong₁   num. one. see pwong.

opwong₂   n. carrying tray. [Jap. obon]

opwuloi   num. one. see pwuloi.

opwud, also upwud.   n. (3sg. opwude) new leaf; the uppermost part of the stem of a growing plant.

opwudenkod, also upwudenkod.   meing. n3s. clitoris. cf. tohl.

opwudenleng   n. a breadfruit cultivar.

Oraion   Biblical. n. Orion. [Eng.]

Orekon   n. Oregon. [Eng.]

orens   n. orange (the fruit) Citrus sinensis and bitter orange, Citrus aurantium. [Eng.]


Oroluk, also Uruluk.   n. a sporadically inhabited atoll located within Pohnpei State.

orosu   n. twenty-seventh night of the month in the traditional calendar, the fourth night after the last quarter of the lunar cycle.

orked   n. orchid (generic). [Eng.]

os   vi. to sprout, to grow.

ohs₁   interj. Don't bother me! Please don't! Stay away!

ohs₂   n. hose. [Eng.]

ohsang   vi. to be destroyed; to be wiped out; to be injured as a consequence of.

osada   1. n. the first growth stage of a yam, when the tuber sprouts appear and begin to grow, in December through April. 2. vi. to grow. 1. Osada kin wiawi mwohn kehndou. The first growth stage takes place before the yam vine is given a rope to grow on. 2. Kehpo osada. The yam grew.

ose   n3s. new shoot or sprout of a tuber; spur of a rooster.

Oseia   Biblical. n. Hosea, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament). [Eng.]

osen likendinikep   n. Achyranthes aspera, used to treat the sting of a stonefish; also Achyranthes bidentata, and Cyathula prostrata.

osen pahr   n. new shoot from a sprouting coconut.

osepwel   vi. to be newly sprouting, of yams. Kehpin pahn mahio osepwel. The yam under the breadfruit tree is sprouting.

osime   n. diaper. [Jap. oshime]

osihre   n. locker, cabinet. [Jap. oshiire]

osiroi   n. baby powder. [Jap. oshiroi]

osop   num. one. see sop₂.

osu   num. one. see su.

oslapalap   n3s. great growth; person of great growth. Ohlo alehdi oslapalap nan sounpar nekiero. That man had great growth last year.

osris, also ostris.   Biblical. n. ostrich. [Eng.]

osdia   n. host, the bread of the Eucharist. [Spa. hostia]

ostris, also osris.   Biblical. n. ostrich. [Eng.]

ohd, also oda, wehd, sepwikin.   n. taro sp., wild taro, also called giant taro or elephant ear taro, Alocasia macrorrhizos; considered to be a famine food, now rarely eaten; the large leaves are used to cover an uhmw and can serve as an umbrella; plant used as a medicine in treating large wounds; some believe that if it is growing on a piece of land, the land will be good for growing crops of all types.

oda   n. see ohd.

ohdai   n. bandage, gauze. [Jap. ōdai]

ohdek₁   vi. to contribute everything available upon the death of a Nahnmwarki or Nahnken, to lay waste to the land upon such an occasion.

ohdek₂, also palahi, kehmpalahi.   archaic. n. sp. of wild yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, sometimes called bitter yam, common yam, or air potato.

oden katau   n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar.

oden kepinne   n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar.

oden mwekil   n. taro sp, a wild taro sp., considered to be poisonous.

oden dawahk   n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar.

odenei   n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar.

odepe   n. a wild taro (ohd) cultivar.

ohdou   meing. n. basket, purse, handbag. Sapwellimen Likend ohdou ieu me pahn pweipweida nan sdohwa. It is Likend's purse that will be purchased at the shop. cf. kopwou.

odopai   n. scooter, motor scooter, motorcycle. [Jap. ōtobai < Eng. auto bicycle]

odun   num. one. see dun.

oht   archaic. n. reef ledge, coral flat adjacent to deep water. I kesik ni ohto. I spearfished at the reef ledge.

ohtehl   n. hotel. [Eng.]

ohtier, also tiher.   interj. Oh dear, oh my gosh! [Eng. Oh dear!]

oton ngih, also utun ngih.   n3s. gums, of the teeth. cf. [meing] katengeniot.

otoht   adj. of food, appetizing due to the manner in which it is eaten by another.

otumw   num. one. see tumw.

Ohwa   n. a section (kousapw) in Madolenihmw.

owannange   n. shot put (the name of the game). [Jap. hōgannage]

mehn owannange   n. shot, the metal ball used in the game of shot put.

owen mwenge, also ewen mwenge.   adj. gluttonous, given to eating too much. cf. [meing] engine, mworuhru.

owen wedei   adj. talkative.

owiou   vi. to be waiting. Re owioupene ni nahso. They are waiting at the feasthouse. awih, vt. cf. [meing] kehnseng.

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