pwa pwe pwi pwo pwoa pwu
pwa₁ sent. adv. really, indeed; used to signal emphasis. Ke pai pwa! You are really fortunate!
pwa₂ archaic. vi. to say. Me ese nek kainene, pwe piraki me I pwahpwa. Let someone who knows correct my story, for mine is not accurate.
pwai n. oyster.
pwaieke n. shellfish sp.
pwaiemei n. wooden implement for splitting breadfruit.
pwaii n. a wedge made of hard wood that is used to split breadfruit as they are placed in a uhmw. cf. [meing] souwen uhmw.
pwaik vt. to split. I pahn pwaik ahi tuhkehn tuwi. I will split my wood for firewood. pwepweik, vi.
pwail 1. n. file₂. 2. vi. neut. to file. [Eng.] pwaile, vt.
pwaile vt. see pwail.
pwailet n. pilot. [Eng.]
pwain vt. to buy, to pay, to hire. pweipwei₂, vi.
pwaindi vt. to cover. pweipweidi, vi.
pwaindi takaien interj. a command given by the director of a feast to place a piece of kava on the stone used for the Nahnmwarki, given immediately after the stone is placed in position for use (if the action has not already taken place).
pwais n. (3sg. pweise) responsibility, assignment; share of food, reward; task.
pwaisikel 1. n. bicycle. 2. vi. to ride a bicycle. [Eng.]
pwahu archaic. n. long pole.
pwakan slang. adj. perfect, just right.
pwakanakan adj. muddy, sloppy.
pwake archaic. n. pinkish oyster shell, used for decorative purposes, as on a dohr, pendant.
pwakel₁ interj. What a knockout!, said of someone or something exceptional.
pwakel₂ n. belt buckle. [Eng.]
pwaked₁ n. plant sp., Procris pedunculata.
pwaked₂ n. (3sg. pwakede) spleen.
pwakih vt. to chase. pwepweki, vi.
pwakihdi vt. to catch up to, to chase down, to overtake.
pwal 1. vi. to be slit, to be cut open; to be operated on; to be divided. 2. n. surgery; medical operation, in which the body cavity is entered. pwalang₁, vt.
pwahl n. crack.
pwahlahl n. fish sp., humpback snapper, Lutjanus gibbus.
pwalang₁ vt. to slit, to cut open; to operate on; to divide; to shatter, as glass. pwal, vi.
pwalang₂ n. (3sg. pwelenge) ridge area of a house or land. Arail ngkedo lelehr ni pwalango. Their thatching has reached the ridge of the roof.
pwalapwal slang. n. (3sg. pwelepwele) crack; vagina; incision.
pwalasapw 1. vi. to divide land. 2. n. division of land.
pwalek meing. n. (3sg. pwaleke) buttocks; bottom. cf. kahu.
pwalikino n. volcano. [Eng.]
pwallap 1. vi. to be divided into large areas or pieces. 2. n. region, large area of land; either the prime meridian or the equator.
pwaltik 1. vi. to be divided up into small areas or pieces. 2. n. the latitudinal and longitudinal lines on a map.
Pwanuadu n. Vanuatu. [Eng.]
pwanuadu n. a yam cultivar fron Vanuatu.
pwand adj. late, slow.
pwang adj. tired, lazy. kapwanga, vt. cf. [meing] ngir.
pwangahki vt. to be tired of, to be disinterested in, to be bored by.
pwangala adv. anxiously, earnestly. Se pwangala awih kumwail. We anxiously awaited you.
pwangih vt. to make a sexual overture, to flirt with. pwengipweng, vi. cf. [meing] poulangih.
Pwahpwahlik archaic. n. a name given by the Saudeleur to what is now called Sokehs.
pwar vt. to appear; to show up; to go through; to pass, in a race.
pwahr n. hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.
pwarapwar n. ridge cap.
pwarek vt. to visit someone who is confined, as in prison or because of illness. Se pwarek ohl soumwahuo nan imwen winio. We visited the sick man at the hospital. cf. [meing] tielangih, tielenge, tuhneinihr.
pwarer n. well₁, spring (of water).
pwahrih vt. to dig a hole for a yam; to poke.
pwarosohs vi. to manifest itself, of a ghost.
pwahd meing. n. a food basket made from a palm frond. cf. kiam.
pwahda 1. archaic. vi., vt. to reveal; to bring to light₁. 2. archaic. n. revelation. 1. sakau en pwahda a sakau to initiate conversation.
pwadai n3s. see pwadaiki.
pwadaiki, also pwadai. n3s. tail.
pwadaidai adj. having a long tail.
pwadek vi. to suppose, to surmise. I pwadek ke iang. I suppose you will come along.
pwadik₁ vt. to retrieve from a hole with one's hand, to reach or stick a hand into a hole; to gag oneself with one's finger; to grab at a woman's vagina. pwedipwed, vi.
pwadik₂ vt. to add water to pounded kava. pwed₂, vi.
pwaht n. food basket; a food basket containing pounded breadfruit (lihli).
pwatemei 1. meing. n. the first feast of the breadfruit season; eleven baked maikol are arranged in a basket and presented to the Nahnmwarki who takes four ritual bites of a fruit; eight fruits are presented to other chiefs; this feast marks the opening of the breadfruit season. 2. meing. vi. to have this feast. 1. Irail pahn wia arail pwatemei Rahn Kaunopet. They will conduct their first feast of the breadfruit season this Saturday. 2. Irail pwatemeier. They have already done their first feast of the breadfruit season. cf. kehmei.
pwaten, also pwatin. n. button. [Eng.]
pwati n. putty. [Eng.]
pwahtiet adj. active, peppy.
pwatin, also pwaten. n. button. [Eng.]
pwe₁ conj. because, since, but, so that. E sohte kohla laid pwe e soumwahu. He didn't go fishing because he was sick.
pwe₂ n. fern sp., Nephrolepis obliterata.
pweh n. divination, spell, magical rite.
pwei adj. successful; hardy, of crops and domesticated animals.
pweida vi. to be successful, to flourish; to grow; to come true.
pweiek vi. to move backwards; to backslide; to stop suddenly.
pweiekidi meing. vi. to stay overnight, to go to bed, to bed down. cf. pweidi.
pweikoar n. the four wild taro (sepwikin) leaves placed around the base of the kava stones from which the Nahnmwarki and Nahnken are served; also used to mean specifically the fourth leaf used for this purpose.
pweikoaridi n. name of the fourth of the four mountain taro leaves used to cover the gound surrounding the kava stone from which the Nahnmwarki is served.
pweiktuwi vi. to split wood for firewood. I pweiktuwi aio. I split wood for firewood yesterday.
pweilaud adj. expensive, costly.
pweileng, also pweipweileng. meing. n. (3sg. pweilengihr) fingernail. pweilengihr your fingernail. cf. kikin peh.
pweinaper n. pineapple, Ananas comosus. [Eng.]
pweine₁ n3s. cost, price, bill.
pweine₂ n3s. lid, cover.
pweinen isek, also pinepen isek. n. traditionally a stopper for a water container, now also a lid or a cap. cf. [meing] ihrpweilap.
pweinen kehpki vt. to do something bad and then accuse someone else.
pweineninta n. something purchased with blood, sweat, and tears.
Pweipei Lapalap n. title of the wife of a Lempwei Lapalap.
pweipwand 1. n. debt, credit, account₂. 2. vi. to be in debt.
Pweipwei n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pweipwei₁ adj. stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb. cf. [meing] kupwuropwon.
pweipwei₂ 1. vi. to be bought; to be paid; to cost money. 2. n. cost, wage, reward. pwain, vt.
pweipwei₃ n. lid.
pweipweileng, also pweileng. meing. n. (3sg. pweipweilengihr) fingernail. cf. kikin peh.
pweipweipwel, also pweipwel. meing. n. (3sg. pweipweipelihr) toenail. cf. kikin neh.
pweipweidi vi. to be covered. pwaindi, vt.
pweipwel, also pweipweipwel. meing. n. (3sg. pweipwelihr) toenail. cf. kikin neh.
pweirek meing. n. water container. cf. isek.
pweirengid adj. extremely stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.
pweisaniki vt. to be responsible for providing something or doing a task.
pweisang vt. to release.
pweisek 1. meing. n. the first food distributed at a gathering, given to the highest titled person present; the severed right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done). 2. vi. to prepare the first share of food for the highest titled person present; to sever right limbs of all the pigs from an uhmw, saved in food baskets (kiam), and hung up for the Nahnmwarki on the front crossbeam of the nahs (now not commonly done). pweisekih, vt. cf. rekidak.
pweisekih meing. vt. Kumwail pweisekih mahs koanoaten. You should apportion the food first. see pweisek. cf. rekidakih.
pweisenwair n. rotten egg.
pweisou 1. n. hat; sun visor made from coconut fronds, used while fishing. 2. vi. to wear a hat or a sun visor.
pweida vi. to be successful, to flourish; to grow; to come true.
pweidi vi. to stay overnight, to go to bed, to bed down. cf. [meing] keidpwongidi, pweiekidi, seidi.
pweitikitik adj. inexpensive, cheap.
pwehu₁ n. fish sp., onespot snapper, Lutjanus monostigmus.
pwehu₂ n. a kind of magic used to halt an activity or to inhibit an emotion, a kind of pweh.
pweula vi. to be canceled; to fail, of a project due to effect of pwehu₂.
pwek₁ vt. to lift, to pick up; to adopt.
pwekada vt. to pick up a fare, of taxi drivers. I pahn pwekada Limwei kuloak siluh. I'll pick up Limwei at three o'clock.
pwek₂ adj. short of a competitor's distance, as in throwing or jumping.
pwek₃ vi. to be chased.
pwek₄ vt. to formally distribute food at a kamadipw. pwekipwek, vi.
pwehk n. bat₁, flying fox, Pteropus molossinus.
pwekada slang. vt. to pick up a fare, of taxi drivers. I pahn pwekada Limwei kuloak siluh. I'll pick up Limwei at three o'clock.
pwehkeleu 1. adj. cowardly. 2. n. coward.
pwekeleng meing. n. (3sg. pwekelengihr) fist. cf. kumwut.
pwehki conj. because; on account₁ of. Sohte nei pinsel pwehki e nekla. I have no pencil because we are out of them. Limwei sohte mwahukinira pwehki ara lehko. Limwei doesn't like them because of their selfishness.
pwekil, also kepwil. n. (3sg. pwekeli) corner of the mouth.
pwekimwar 1. vi. to give a title. 2. n. the conveyance of a title. cf. [meing] dahmwar.
pwekipwek 1. vi. neut. to formally distribute food at a kamadipw. 2. n. the formal process of distributing food at kamadipw involving public recognition of high title holders. pwek₄, vt.
pwekid n. pocket. [Eng.]
pwekida interr. Why?
pwekidah n3s. share of food formally received at a kamadipw.
pwekidi vi. to catch up with. pwakihdi, vt.
pwekiwou 1. n. the formal verbal recitation and recognition of the highest titles at a feast (commonly the highest four) which usually takes place before the sharing and distribution of food. 2. vi. to perform this act of recognition. 1. Pwekiwou kin wiawi mwohn nehnehn koanoat. The recital always takes place before the distribution of food. 2. Ihs me pahn pwekiwou? Who will do the recitation?
pwekiwowih vt. see pwekiwou.
pwekmwomw 1. vi. to fish by chasing fish on to a shallow reef and then spearing them. 2. n. the name of this kind of fishing.
pwekpwihk 1. vi. to hunt for wild pigs. 2. n. the name of this activity.
pwekriari n. obscene insult between brothers or close relatives.
pweksakasak archaic. n. a food exchange in association with a marriage.
pweksapw vi. to utter obscenities, to swear. Serepeino pweksapwehng pwutako. The girl swore at the boy.
pweksoar 1. n. a charm that attracts or fascinates people. 2. vi. to make such a charm. 1. En ohlo pweksoaro lipwan The man's charm is effective. 2. I ese me liho pweksoar. I know that the woman made a charm. pweksoare, vt.
pweksoare vt. to make a charm for someone. Mie me pweksoare ohlo. Someone made charm for that man. pweksoar, vi.
pwektie 1. vi. to hunt for deer. 2. n. the name of this activity.
pwehl₁ n. dirt, soil, earth, ground.
pwehl₂, also pwelin koanoat. n. the first cup of kava drunk during a kava ritual.
pwelel adj. infant.
pweleng, also pwalang₂. n. ridge area of a house or land.
pwelengen nahna, also pedlepen nahna. n. mountain ridge.
pwelih vt. to drink the first cup of kava.
pwelik archaic. vt. to sever or cut off; to delegate responsibility, to commission; to deputize. Ohlo pwelikala Enihlap. The man severed the branches from the largest kava plant.
Pweliko n. the Pohnpeian hell, a dark, dirty pit that the dead fall into if they are unable to sing well while crossing the bridge to the underworld.
pwelin koanoat, also pwehl₂. meing. n. the first cup of kava served to the Nahnmwarki during a kava ritual. Patohwandahdo pwelin koanoat. Bring forward the first cup of kava. cf. pwelin sakau.
pwelin sakau n. the first cup of kava offered to the sitting section chief. Patohwandahdo pwelin sakau. Bring forward the first cup of kava.
pwelipar 1. n. dust. 2. adj. dusty.
pwelipwel adj. dirty, soiled.
pwelidak, also pwilidak. adj. native, aboriginal, indigenous.
pwelidakala, also pwilidakala. vi. to be naturalized as a citizen.
pwelmatak 1. n. mud. 2. adj. muddy.
pwelmwahu adj. fertile, of the soil.
pweltoal n. black soil.
pwelweita n. red clay; can be mixed with the inner core of the ais₁ fruit to make red paint for canoes.
pwenieu n. (3sg. pweniewi) food for the wives of all koanoat title holders.
pwenik, also pwinik. vt. to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.
pwendeke, also ipwadeke. sent. adv. Is it correct to assume that…? It was thought that..., It was said that.... Pwendeke kowe me pahn kapahreko. It was said that you will give a speech.
pwengili vi. to flirt with a woman. cf. [meing] poulang.
pwengipweng 1. n. flirtation, sexual overture. 2. vi. to flirt, to make a sexual overture. pwangih, vt. cf. [meing] poulang.
pwengk vi. of water, to bubble up from the ground, as a spring. Pihlo pwengkida. The water bubbled up.
pwengkin n. pumpkin; squash; Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita pepo; one who has an unfaithful spouse. [Eng.]
pwengwol vi. to court a man.
pwepweik vi. to be split. pwaik, vt.
pwepweki 1. vi. to chase one another. 2. n. chase. pwakih, vt.
pwepwengi vi. to be well matched in a competitive endeavor.
pwer vi. to peek; to blossom, of fruit trees. Ohlo pwerdo nan wenihmwo. The man peeked into the door.
pwere₁ vt. to take a drink and hold it in the mouth without swallowing.
pwere₂ n3s. pubis. cf. [meing] sounpwoapw₂.
pwereht n. biscuit. [Eng. bread]
pwerieng vt. to tolerate, to stand, to endure. Liho kak pwerieng ohl. That woman can tolerate men.
pwerik 1. archaic. vi. to dance. 2. n. dance.
pwerila vi. to be infatuated, to be fascinated by someone or something new. Ohlo pwerla. The man is infatuated.
pwerimwengki see pwerinmwengki.
pweriniak n. hole, for planting yams; a yam planting.
pwerinmwengki, also pwerimwengki. vi. to plant a yam in a shallow hole.
pwerinmwomw n. fish sp., rabbitfish, normally found on fringing reefs, lagoon and patch reefs, and the barrier reef.
pwerisek 1. adj. industrious, hard working. 2. n. industriousness. 1. Pwerisek mehkot mwahu. Industriousness is a good thing.
pwerus en uhmw meing. n. a pair of split hibiscus sticks used for lifting hot stones off an uhmw. cf. tihpw₁.
pwerkihla vt. to cherish; to be infatuated with, to be in love with. Pwutako pwerkihla serepeino. The young man is in love with that young lady.
pwerkidipw n. fish sp.
pwerla₁ vi. to flower, to blossom. Ahi mahi ko pwerpwerla. My breadfruit trees are flowering.
pwerla₂ vi. to be infatuated. Serepein en mwomwen pwerla. That girl appears to be infatuated.
pwerkihla vt. to cherish; to be infatuated with, to be in love with. Pwutako pwerkihla serepeino. The young man is in love with that young lady.
pwes vi. to have sexual intercourse, to engage in coitus.
pwehs n. sexual intercourse.
pwesou, also pwosou. n. a deep pocket in a net, formed as a consequence of the way the net is set, or, in the style of the Kapingamarangi; a separate net attached to other nets to form such a pocket.
pwed₁ adj. fast₁ growing.
pwed₂ vi. to add water to pounded kava. pwadik₂, vt.
pwehd n. (3sg. pwede) labia minora. cf. [meing] alaultik, irpweitik.
pwehda interr. why.
pwehde conj. since. Serio pahn iang pwaralahng ohl, pwehde ih me ohlo nainikihla. That child will visit the man, since he is the one that the man adopted.
pwedehk, also pwidihk. vi. to make a squeaking noise.
pwederei vulgar. n. long labia minora.
pwedi n. putty, caulk, calk. [Eng.]
pwedila vi. to be lucky.
pwedimwomw 1. vi. to fish by reaching in and catching fish in coral holes. 2. n. the name of this method of fishing.
pwedipwed vi. to be retrieved from a hole with one's hand, to be gagged by one's finger; to be grabbed at, of a woman's vagina. pwadik₁, vt.
pwet₁ n. light colored scar.
pwet₂ vi. to flower, of mango trees.
pweht₁ n. lime₂, made from coral.
pweht₂ n. tortoise shell.
pwete n. butter. [Eng.]
pweten mahlupwur n. an unknown treasure kept secret by a family, such as the artifact secured by Satokawai in his quest for the feather of Derepeiso.
pwetenleng n. sky.
pwetepwet 1. adj. white. 2. n. gray hair.
pwewih vt. to employ a kind of magic used to halt an activity or to inhibit an emotion. Mie me pwewihedi arail doadoahko. Someone prevented their work from taking place.
pwi archaic. num. some, several.
pwih n. name of the digraph pw, the fifteenth letter of the Pohnpeian alphabet, used to represent the phoneme /pw/, a labialized and velarized bilabial stop.
pwihk n. pig, swine, pork, Sus scrofa. [Eng.]
pwikidikinai adj. teeny-tiny.
pwil₁ vt. to put down; to put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions. pwilidi, vi.
pwil₂ vi. to flow; to rise or flood, of a stream. Lapakeho pwilidihdo kehlail. The flood flowed down here forcefully.
pwihl n. (3sg. pwili) gum, of a tree.
pwilahk- vulgar. vi. to impolitely command someone to do something. Pwilahkala! Get out of here! pwilahkala get out of here.
pwilahken, also pwilahkin. vulgar. adv. immediately.
pwilahkin adv. see pwilahken.
pwilel n. calabash, gourd.
pwihleng meing. n. drinking coconut. cf. uhpw.
pwili n. cowry shell; any species of sea shell; cowry shells are commonly notched, sharpened, and used as breadfruit peelers.
pwilih vt. to always go with, to always tag along; to be attached to, to adhere to. Serio pwilih ah pahpaho. The child always goes with his father.
pwiliet n. bird sp., Micronesian honeyeater, Myzomela rubratra.
pwilikihsang vt. to have permission from. Liho pwilikihsang ah pwoudo me e pahn iang sakau. The woman had permission from her husband to join the drinking of sakau.
pwilipeipei meing. n3s. long hair of a woman.
pwilipwil adj. sticky.
pwilis n. chewing gum.
pwilisang vi. to come from; to originate from, of a person.
pwilidak, also pwelidak. adj. native, aboriginal, indigenous.
pwilidakala, also pwelidakala. vi. to be naturalized as a citizen.
pwilidi vi. to be put down; to be put aside, of one's beliefs or emotions; to make regular payments or deposits. pwil₁, vt.
pwihn n. group, team, grade level; used by the Madolenihmw government for a political division consisting of a number of kousapws.
pwinan, also pwunan. 1. n. rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. 2. vi. to have sleep in one's eyes. cf. [meing] moahrokenleng.
pwihnen apwahpwalih n. board of directors.
pwihnen kaiahn n. training group, kindergarten, Head Start program.
pwihnen kahlek n. traditional dance group.
pwinik vt. to select or choose from a group of animate beings, to pick out an animal.
pwinimas adj. greedy, always wanting the biggest or the best.
pwiningining adj. tiny, minute₁, miniscule.
pwirar vi. to make a splattering noise.
pwise n. (3sg. pwiseh) feces; internal organs or guts of smaller animals and fish; genitals of an infant girl. cf. [meing] loakewel, sou₄.
pwisehn karapahu n. bush sp. [karapahu <Spa. carabao]
pwisehn ketipin n. algae.
pwisehn kou n. bush sp., Ageratum conyzoides or Synedrella nodiflora. [kou <Eng.]
pwisik vt. to pry out, to pry off, as a nail or bottle cap.
pwisinger adj. cross or tough, of a person.
pwidik num. cl. a numeral classifier used in counting bits of, small pieces of, or fragments of. silipwidik three bits isipwidik seven fragments.
pwidihk, also pwedehk. vi. to make a squeaking noise.
pwidikanakan 1. adj. mushy, greasy. 2. n. mush, grease.
pwidikinai adj. tiny, teeny-tiny, small, little.
pwidikidik slang. adj. tiny, small, little.
pwidingai slang. adj. restless, said of one who cannot sit still.
pwidingeu adj. roguish; from the name of a mythical character said to have lived in Awak.
pwoh n. (3sg. pwowe) smell, odor, aroma, scent.
pwohem n. poem. [Eng.]
pwoediri n. poetry. [Eng.]
pwohi n. buoy. [Eng.]
pwoiken tehniep meing. adj. feeling cold, cool, chilly. cf. pou.
pwoindoppiu n. point of view. [Eng. point of view]
pwoiskaud n. boy scout. [Eng.]
pwou n. fishing pole.
pwoula meing. vi. to die. cf. mehla.
pwouleng meing. n. stick used for spreading stones in a uhmw. cf. dih₂.
pwounleng meing. n. pole for picking breadfruit, typically made of keleu or ketieu₂, less often of bamboo. cf. piled.
Pwoungapwung n. name of the place where the last Saudeleur was defeated in battle.
pwourda vi. to get up, to get out of bed. cf. [meing] likupwerada, kipada.
pwoud n. spouse, husband or wife. cf. [meing] pwutuhn.
Pwoud Lepen Nett 1. n. title of the Nahnmwarki of Nett. 2. vi. to hold this title.
Pwoud Lepen Palikir n. the ruler of Palikir, a large area in southern Sokehs that, as a political entity, predated the era of the rule of the Nahnmwarkis.
pwoudiki vt. <marry> to be married to. pwopwoud, vi.
Pwoudo n. an alternative title for titles that begin with Lepen, associated with the ruler of a large chiefdom.
Pwoudoko n. your highness, when addressing anyone whose title begins with Pwoud.
Pwok n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pwohk n. fork, the eating utensil. [Eng.]
pwohkungo n. man-made cave, air-raid shelter. [Jap. bōkūgō]
pwohlap adj. smelly.
pwolismahsda, also pilismahsda. n. policeman. [Eng. police master]
pwolol 1. vi. to bubble. 2. n. bubble.
pwolkeno n. volcano. [Eng.]
pwomakirant n. bush sp.
pwohmakraneid Biblical. n. pomegranate. [Eng.]
pwohmaria n. plumeria, Plumeria rubra.
pwohmat interj. You stink!, a derogatory exclamation used principally by women.
pwohmwahu adj. fragrant. cf. [meing] inedingleng, ipwerek₂.
pwompwomw n. bitter melon, Momordica charantia; passion fruit, Passiflora edulis and Passiflora foetida, var. hispida.
pwon adj. whole, entire, intact.
pwohn kent vulgar. interj. Smells like urine!
pwohn kirek vulgar. interj. Smells like smegma!
pwohn kisinpwil, also tuhkehn kisinpwil, tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil, tuhkehn pwohn kisinpwil kerengireng. n. plant sp., Polygala paniculata.
pwohn sing vulgar. interj. Smells like a fart!
pwohn dawang vulgar. interj. Smells like an underarm!
pwone n3s. hip.
pwonopwon 1. adj. round, circular. 2. n. circle.
pwonopwoniki vt. to find something confusing, difficult to understand, or mysterious, to be uncertain about. Liho pwonopwonki dahme wiewiawi. The woman is confused about what is going on.
pwonkalaimwun 1. n. pubis. 2. adj. having a large pubis.
pwong num. cl. used in counting nights. pwohng silipwong three nights.
pwohng n. night. cf. [meing] pahnkopwul.
pwohng koadoangoul n. the tenth night after a death (counting from sohpai₂), when the family hosts a farewell party in honor of the deceased.
pwohngelingel adj. stinky, having a foul smell.
pwongih, also pwungih₁. vt. to worship, to adore. cf. [meing] kaudoke.
pwongiedi vi. to have darkness descend upon one before reaching one's destination.
Pwonginsapw n. the annual ritual of supplication and thanksgiving as part of the worship of the land, with an emphasis on the worship of inanimate objects.
pwongitik meing. vi. to be hungry. cf. menmwenge.
Pwonglapalap n. the great ritual performed at Nan Madol in which the stomach of a sea turtle was fed to an eel known as Nahn Samwohl, the embodiment of Nahnisohnsapw.
pwohpelipel adj. tasty smelling.
pwopwe n3s. shoulder. cf. [meing] apara₁, aparahr, apere.
pwohpwo₁ n. baby girl.
pwohpwo₂ adj. strong smelling, stinking.
pwopwoud 1. n. married couple. 2. vi. to be married. pwoudiki, vt. cf. [meing] petohng, pwoton.
pwopwot, also pwupwut. vi. to be happy or content with each other.
pwopwotih vt. to love. cf. [meing] loalloale.
pwopwsalahd n. a banana cultivar.
pwohr n. carton of cigarettes. [Jap. bōru : carton (archaic meaning)]
pworen timwe n3s. nostril.
pworou vi. to be wet under the arms from sweat, or in the crotch from urine or sweat.
pworu, also pwoaru. n. red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.
pwohrkuloak n. ornamental plant sp., Mirabilis jalapa.
pwohs n. boss. [Eng.]
pwohsensen adj. moldy smelling.
pwosou n. a deep pocket in a net, formed as a consequence of the way the net is set, in the style of the Kapingamarangi; a separate net attached to other nets to form such a pocket.
pwoson 1. n. faith, belief, creed. 2. vt. to believe in, to have faith in.
pwosonsuwed 1. adj. believing in false idols. 2. n. belief in false idols.
pwohsdo n. post office. [Jap. posuto < Eng.]
pwohdaka 1. n. pole-vaulting. 2. vi. to pole-vault. [Jap. bōtaka]
pwoht₁ n. boat. [Eng.]
pwoht₂ n. bobbin, of a sewing machine.
pwoht₃ vi. to lose, in the card game pilein epwiki.
pwoht₄ n. board, as in school board, board of directors. [Eng. board]
pwoht kisiniei n. steamboat.
pwohtik adj. fragrant. cf. [meing] inedingleng, ipwerek.
Pwohtiki n. Portugal.
pwoton meing. n. married couple. cf. pwopwoud.
pwoaik n. dew; moisture.
pwoaikenleng n. water that has collected on taro leaves as a result of condensation, believed to have a magical healing power.
pwoaikentehine meing. adj. cold, causing to be cold. cf. kemehnpou.
pwoail vi. to boil₂. [Eng.] pwoaile, vt.
pwoaile vt. [pwoail <Eng.] see pwoail.
pwoaki n. pandanus sp., Thoracostachyum pandanophyllum.
pwoakus₁ n. match box. [Eng. box]
pwoakus₂ n. fox. [Eng.]
pwoale, also pwoalehdi. vt. to embrace, to hug. pwoaloapwoal, vi. cf. [meing] dakpwoallenge.
pwoalehdi vt. see pwoale.
pwoalos n. large bundle.
pwoalosolos adj. of clothing, too large at the waist; baggy; bundle-like.
pwoaloapwoal 1. n. embrace, hug. 2. vi. to embrace, to hug each other. pwoalehdi, vt. cf. [meing] dakpwoalleng.
pwoamw vi. to be pumped. [Eng.] pwoamwih, vt.
pwoahmw n. bomb, an explosive. [Eng. bomb]
pwoamwih vt. to pump. [pwoamw <Eng.] pwoamw, vi.
pwoampwoamw₁ n. plant sp., a kind of vine.
pwoampwoamw₂ n. a Japanese boat with a single-cylinder diesel engine. [Jap. ponpon]
pwoapw vi. to crack, to break, to come apart, of an object fastened to something.
pwoar vi. to have a hole in it. Deupen karsihnen pwoar. The kerosene container has a hole in it.
pwoahr n. hole, cave, orifice. cf. [meing] duwi.
pwoahr leu n. a hole for a yam, dug a day before planting to allow time for the soil to settle.
pwoaren kahwe n3s. anus. cf. [meing] dauwaiso.
pwoaren pwise n3s. anus.
pwoaren toik adj. contentious, given to getting involved in disputes or quarrels.
pwoaren tumwe n3s. nostril.
pwoareniak 1. vi. to dig a hole for a yam planting. 2. n. a hole for a yam, a yam planting.
pwoarenmas n. (3sg. pwoarenmese) eye. cf. [meing] edin peren.
pwoahro vt. to borrow. I kak pwoahro rehmw? May I borrow something from you? [Eng.]
pwoaropwoaren adj. full of holes.
pwoaru, also pworu. n. red crab, Geocarcordea natalis.
pwoarukus n. spring, a place where water wells up from an underground source.
pwoarus n. a pair of sticks for picking up things.
pwoarwalek vulgar. interj. You have big vagina! (an insult directed to females).
pwoas n. bus. [Eng.]
pwoat num. cl. used in counting long objects, also used metaphorically with nouns like koul 'song' and koasoai 'story'. tuhke rioapwoat two trees, kohl rioapwoat two songs.
pwoaht n. can₂, tin. [Eng.]
pwoatoal n. bottle. [Eng.]
pwoatoal en dihdi n. baby bottle. pwoatoal bottle. [Eng. pwoatol : bottle]
pwuh₁ n. betel nut palm, Areca catechu.
pwuh₂ n. ship or work whistle; onomatapoeic, coming from the sound these whistles make.
pwuak 1. adv. often. 2. vi. to have better luck. 1. Re pwuak kohla nansapw mahso, ah met soh. They often went to their garden in the past, but not now. 2. Ohlo pwuak ong kehpin penieu. The man often has better luck with kehpin penieu.
pwuhk n. book. [Eng.]
pwuhk sarawi adj. sacred book, holy book, Bible.
pwuka, also pwukat. dem. mod. these here, by me (emphatic).
pwukau, also pwuko. dem. mod. those there, away from you and me (emphatic).
pwukan dem. mod. those there, by you (emphatic).
pwukapwuk adj. reddened, of the skin; handsome, perfect.
pwukat, also pwuka. dem. mod. these here, by me (emphatic).
pwuke vt. to knot. pwukopwuk, vi.
pwukekeimw n. cornerstone of a building.
pwukel 1. n. (3sg. pwukele) knot, joint, as in a stalk of bamboo; corona of the glans penis. 2. adj. husky.
pwukelekel adj. knotty, muscular.
pwukelen neh n3s. ankle bone.
pwukelen peh n3s. wrist bone.
pwukemenleng meing. n. the main breadfruit season, a season of plenty, from April to August; literally meaning 'responsibility for the things of the air'. Nohpwei limau kin wiawi nan pwukemenleng. There are five feasts that take place during breadfruit season. cf. rahk₁, rekenleng.
pwukemenpwel meing. n. yam season, literally meaning 'responsibility for things of the soil'. Nohpwein pwukemenpwel kak tohtohsang me pahieu. There can be more than four feasts that take place during the yam season. cf. isol, rekinpwel.
pwuken eni 1. n. any non-slip knot. 2. vi. to tie, with any knot other than a slipknot.
pwuken keiieng adj. enthusiastic, always wanting to part of a group or activity.
pwuken koul sarawi n. hymnal.
pwuken nting n. notebook. [pwuhk <Eng.]
pwukeneu vi. to be tied, with any knot other than a slipknot.
pwukenwilia n. plant sp., bougainvillea Bougainvillea glabra. [Eng.]
pwukepe n3s. responsibility.
pwukepwilih meing. vt. to learn, to find out through experience. cf. esehla.
pwuker n. gravel, pebbles, crushed coral, any rock-like material used as a ground cover, as for a road.
pwukere vt. to spread gravel or coral, as on the road.
pwukerwahnioamoang adj. extremely hardheaded.
pwukesok vi. to blush; to flush, of the face.
pwukehdi meing. vt. to write something down, to document information; to tie in knots; to claim an item by tying a piece of cloth to it, as when claiming a yam at a kamadipw. cf. ntingihdi.
pwuki₁ n. (3sg. pwukie) knee cap, knee. cf. [meing] peundal₂.
pwuki₂ n. a swelling wave; the prominence of anything.
pwukiaki 1. adj. rugged, rocky. 2. n. ruggedness.
pwukie n3s. knee.
pwukiewet 1. adj. pigeon-toed. 2. n. the walk of someone who is pigeon-toed.
pwukioamoar 1. meing. vi. to argue, to quarrel; to challenge intellectually. 2. meing. n. argument, quarrel, intellectual challenge. 1. Mwohnsapw oh Iso (ketin) pwukioamoar. The Nahnmwarki and Iso Nahnken are arguing. cf. akamai.
pwuko, also pwukau. dem. those there, away from you and me (emphatic).
pwukopwuk 1. n. knot. 2. vi. neut. to knot. pwuke, vt.
pwukoa, also pwukau. dem. mod. those there, away from you and me (emphatic).
pwukoah n. responsibility, obligation, duty.
pwukoanlok vi. to be exasperated, to be infuriated.
pwukoarot archaic. adj. heavily shaded.
Pwuksarawi n. Bible. [pwuhk <Eng.]
pwuksoar 1. vi. to perform magic in order to make oneself appear attractive. 2. n. the name of this kind of magic.
pwul 1. adj. immature, of fruit. 2. archaic. n. shell bead.
pwulak n. fish sp., bluespine unicornfish, Naso unicornis.
pwulahk vi. to come or go, used in a derogatory way.
pwulangking n. fish sp., orangespine unicornfish, Naso lituratus.
pwuloi 1. n. of cane-like plants, the part of the stem between the joints (internode); stanza of a song or poem, paragraph in a story, syllable of a word. 2. num. cl. used in counting sections from joint to joint of cane-like plants or stanzas in songs, etc. 2. sehu pahpwuloi four sections of sugar cane, pwuloin koul riopwuloi two stanzas.
pwuloi kopwur n. reduplication.
pwuloi kopwur luh n. partial reduplication.
pwuloimwo n. prefix.
pwuloimwur n. suffix.
pwuloimwur en ahia n. possessive suffix.
pwuloimwur sohrenge n. non-emphatic demonstrative modifier.
pwuloin koasoai n. phrase. see lepin koasoai.
pwuloin koasoai en ansou n. temporal phrase. see pwuloin lokaia en ansou.
pwuloin lokaia n. phrase.
pwuloin lokaia en ansou n. temporal phrase. see pwuloin koasoai en ansou.
pwuloin lokaia naun n. noun phrase.
pwuloin lokaia perip n. verb phrase.
pwuloin lokaiahn wasa n. locative phrase.
pwuloin sendens n. clause.
pwuloin sendens ahd n. nominal clause.
pwuloin sendens idengek n. relative clause.
pwuloin sendens podundunpene n. conjoined clause.
pwulok n. mangrove sp., cannonball tree, Xylocarpus granatum, used for canoes, wood carving, and furniture.
pwulopwul adj. young.
pwulodo 1. n. the face of the first quarter moon. 2. vi. to be in its first quarter, of the moon.
pwull₁ adj. loose fitting.
pwull₂ vi. to have something in one's eye.
pwuldohser n. bulldozer. [Eng.]
pwumpwaks n. boombox; any sound system with large speakers. [Eng.]
pwumpwumw, also meipwumpwupw. n. a breadfruit cultivar (meinsahrek type).
pwuhn n. fish sp.
pwunan 1. n. rheum, sleep, the crust around the eyes formed during sleep; conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. 2. vi. to have sleep in one's eyes. cf. [meing] moahrokenleng.
pwunod 1. vi. to be worried, to be concerned. 2. adj. given to worrying. 3. n. worry, anxiety, anguish. cf. [meing] ihrmwell.
pwunodiki vt. to worry about, to be concerned about. cf. [meing] ihrmwelle.
pwundosi 1. n. loincloth. 2. vi. to wear a loincloth. [Jap. fundoshi]
pwung₁ adj. correct, right, just₂.
pwung₂ vi. neut. to splash; to swell or break, of waves. pwungur, vt.
pwungidek vi. to splash; to swell or break, of waves.
pwungidekida vi. to be washed up on the reef or shore; of water, to be agitated.
pwuhng n. justice, right.
pwungen kosonned n. legal procedure.
pwungen pali moron n. democracy.
pwungen sahpw n. a traditional ritual made to a spirit to maintain the fertility of the soil.
pwungih₁, also pwongih. vt. to worship, to adore.
pwungih₂ vt. to hem, as shirts, pants, dresses, etc.
pwungiari vi. to be indecisive.
pwungieng kosonned adj. legal, done according to the law. Arail mwekido pwungieng kosonned. Their action is legal.
pwungier vi. to be ready.
pwungidek vi. to splash; to swell or break, of waves. pwungur, vt.
pwungidekida vi. to be washed up on the reef or shore; of water, to be agitated. pwungur, vt.
pwungur vt. to splash; to wash up on the reef or shore. Iloken nan madau kin pwungur pahina. The ocean waves constantly wash up against the barrier reef. pwung₂, pwungidek, vi.
pwungki vt. to approve of; to consider correct; to agree with. cf. [meing] ingireke, ingirekih, ngirahkih.
pwungpene vi. to be in agreement, to reach consensus.
pwupw vi. to fall.
pwupwila vi. to be lost, of objects; to fail to complete a competitive activity.
pwupwida vi. to be intoxicated by kava to the point of losing one's self-control.
pwuhpw n. fish sp., trigger fish, possibly Rhinecanthus rectangulus, normally found in the lagoon and on patch reefs and the barrier reef.
pwupwila vi. to be lost, of objects; to fail to complete a competitive activity.
pwupwida vi. to be intoxicated by kava to the point of losing one's self-control.
pwupwidi vi. to fall down. cf. [meing] keidekidi, lempehdi.
pwupwut, also pwopwot. vi. to be happy or content with each other. Lahpoko pwupwut. Those two individuals are happy with each other.
pwur vi. to return. cf. [meing] sapahl.
pwuhr, also seiren pohnpei. n. tree spp., Fragraea berteroana, valued for its fragrant flowers, and Gynotroches axillaris.
pwuhr- vi. to descend into, to fall into, to step into, as a hole. Misihno pwuhrla nansedo. The outboard motor fell into the ocean.
pwuraia n. pliers. [Jap. puraiā < Eng.]
pwurak vt. to spit out.
pwurarrar adj. unnatural or unclear, of sounds coming from a sound producing system.
pwurada n. yam that has been growing for three years.
pwure vt. to drill a hole in; to make a hole in a coconut. pwuropwur, vi.
pwuremas vi. to open the top of a drinking coconut.
pwurenwai n. tree sp., ylang ylang, Cananga odorata, having fragrant flowers.
pwurehng vi. to repeat; to do again.
pwurepwur en eni vi. to offer a drinking coconut to someone before tasting it.
pwuri n. (3sg. pwurie) stomach, of certain fish like tuna; core, as of breadfruit, kernel; hemorrhoids, piles.
pwuriamwei 1. vi. to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed. 2. n. surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock; mental or physical damage to a baby as a result of exposure to a loud noise. cf. [meing] pwuhrleng.
pwuriamweikihla vt. to be sorry. interj. Too bad!
pwuhriek vi. to start suddenly.
pwuriemwot, also pwuriemwotomwot. adj. short-tempered.
pwuriemwotomwot adj. see pwuriemwot.
pwurien arepe, also arepe. n. hibiscus pole, after the bark has been stripped off.
pwuhrieng vi. to dress.
pwurok₁ n. chick, just after hatching.
pwurok₂ adj. to be broke, to be out of money. [Eng.]
pwurokiram n. program, as a radio or TV program, or a program for an event. [Eng.]
pwuropwur vi. to drill a hole. pwure, vt.
pwurur 1. adj. hasty. 2. vi. to struggle.
pwurkadorio n. purgatory. [Spa. purgatorio]
pwuhrleng 1. meing. vi. to be surprised, astonished, amazed, or shocked; to get excited; to be disappointed. 2. n. surprise, astonishment, amazement, shock. cf. pwuriamwei.
pwuhrsang vt. to take off clothing, to be undressed. Serio pein pwuhrsang nan ah likowo, The child took off his clothes by himself.
pwuhs₁ n. (3sg. pwuhse) navel, belly button. cf. [meing] selihr.
pwuhs₂ vt. to push. [Eng.]
pwuhseng n. balloon. [Jap. fūsen]
pwusirek adj. sassy, impudent, saucy.
pwusukoal vi. to throw a temper tantrum.
Pwuda n. Buddha, Buddhism. [Eng.]
pwudau, also pwudo. n. (3sg. pwudowe) perspiration, sweat. cf. [meing] lihseinleng, lensienleng, nahnisohra.
pwuden uhmw meing. n. a ceremonial food basket (peimwoarosleng or peien katau) placed directly in front of the Nahnmwarki or Nahnken. Pwuden umwun koanoat kin wisikla pahn kupwuren Mwohnsapw oh Iso Nahnken. The pwuden uhmw is normally set directly in front of the Nahnmwarki and Iso Nahnken.
pwudo, also pwudau. n. perspiration, sweat. cf. [meing] lihseinleng, lensienleng, nahnisohra.
pwuhdo n. envelope. [Jap. fūtō]
Pwudoi n. a section (kousapw) in Kitti.
pwudoniap n. wart.
pwudong 1. n. an itchy rash. 2. adj. itchy. 3. vi. to itch. cf. [meing] kilit.
pwudopwud₁ n. foam, scum.
pwudopwud₂ n. plant sp., Colubrina asiatica.
pwudowado adj. sweaty.
pwudowenmas n. (3sg. pwduwenmese) sweat from the brow. cf. [meing] lesienleng.
pwut adj. joyous, lusty.
pwuht n. boot. [Eng.]
pwutak n. boy.
pwute vt. to fondle, to caress.
pwuteletel slang. adj. sensuous, beautiful.
pwutemei 1. n. the second feast of the breadfruit season. 2. vi. to have this feast.
Pwuton n. a clan.
Pwutonlasi n. an extinct clan.
pwutuhn meing. n. spouse, husband or wife. cf. pwoud.
pwuwak 1. adv. frequently. 2. adj. having a special affinity for growing certain species of yams. 1. E pwuwak keteu. It frequently rains.
pwuwalok adj. swollen or puffed up as a consequence of a wound or blow.
pwuwas n. fish sp., half beak, Hemiramphus guoyi.