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aagonga i lunga

noun social class of chiefs and priests

ahu

noun islet

anaa ange maalie

those are exactly right

badai

adjective meddle in others’ affairs

badodi

verb to jerk to a stop (as at the end of a tether); stumble, trip (fall)

bigo

adjective bent; bedridden with illness

bunei

noun fish sp.: batfish

daahaa mada makaga

the stage of development of the coconut between daahaa and daahaa mada giigii

daahinga

noun way of brushing off or sweeping

dabeo

verb unclean,unkempt

dada soosoa

adjective to put soosoa on the canoe

dagadagalia

verb heavily travelled

dagidogoisi

adjective very few for each one

dagodo hai sala

fornication

dalaa

noun (small) piece of, part of

dauaabulu

verb nearly sunk

dauaalu

verb always borrowing or begging

de heduu o taiao

noun morningstar

dua daabasi

noun the size of fishing line appropriate for tuna fishing

gaa de malala

gaa gee de nnamu

having a strong odor

gaange

verb give

gaaui

verb take (someone) along (with one) (esp.carrying, etc.)

gagu

adjective well-mannered

gau mai moni

noun foreigners (lit., ’people who came in canoes’)

gede hangaabo

noun a type of basket

gelu-hai-usu

noun fishsp.: unicornfish

golo

verb remember an incident with a view toward revenge

goloa o taane

male genitalia

haa lodo

verb the inner coconut palm frond

haanoa

verb wash someone’s hands (or mouth)

hadu alo

noun the bottom portion of a fish

Hadu lehu

the name of a ghost in Nukuoro legend

hagaagahi

verb call (someone)

hagadaemahadia

verb put too much weight on

hagadau doo

verb to transfer a string figure from one person’s fingers to another’s

hagadaudoo

adjective compete to see who is stronger

hagadinoangahulu

verb make a total of ten people

hagaditidi mai de moni

a canoe going so fast it rides high in water (and is planing)

hagaduu gaiaa

adjective suspicious by nature

hagamaamaanadu

verb keep reminding or keep remembering

hagi me

adjective pick coconuts

hai de gubenga

to use a gubenga for fishing

hakaa

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verb sharpen

halehale gaiaa

adjective cloying insincere humility

hedau

noun plantsp.: treesp.: alexandrianlaureltree (calophyllum inophyllum l.)

heehee

adjective cry out

hologumi

adjective

hoou

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adjective new

huaabodu

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noun family

kano made

adjective slightly aged meat

kosi

verb to scratch (once)

lalo ade

noun solarplexus (considered the seat of feeling)

langona

adjective heard,felt

laulau gai

a canoe used to transport food to a feast

leevaa

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noun river

lele tuli

childbirth

lodo danuaa ~ lotanuaa

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adjective happy

longohie

adjective big around, fat

luu adaau

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pronoun our (dual, inclusive; for dual, alienable noun)

luu amaadeu

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pronoun our (plural, exclusive; for dual, alienable noun)

luu ono

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pronoun his/her (for dual, inalienable noun)

maadau

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hook, fishhook

mada baubau

noun flirtatious

mada duai

mada duai

noun tool used to grate coconuts

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madabiebie

noun fishsp.: seabass (2 sorts: 1 large, 1 small)

madalua maa dolu

number twenty three

mademadea

verb identify tentatively; to think that one recognizes but not be sure

magi eaea

adjective an eruption in a child’s mouth, said to result from improper feeding

maido

noun fishsp.

malenlena

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adjective stretchable

malogu

verb <= ngalogu>

mami

noun papaya; papaya tree

mau ange huu

usually

me abasasa

noun european things (gear, etc.)

me pilo aha

what’s the point of doing this

me vae

shoes, slippers

mmene

adjective to contract inside of (like a marineinvertebrate inside a shell); detumescence; a sudden loss of desire (e.g., to defecate when people approach)

mogomogo

noun muscle

molomolo

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adjective round, clear in outline

molomolo de biho

round-headed

nebunebua

verb be nebunebu

ngaaheahe

verb taro which is watery or gummy

ngaio

needlefish

ngani adu

ngani toward others; fit around one as a belt etc.

ngole

verb use up, use unwisely (not saving some for later), waste

nguu

adjective a faint sound, like humming

noogele

verb to tie a knot so that it is difficult to untie

odi ai loo

that’s the end that’s all

onodaa

noun mollusksp.: spondylus sp.

ou

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yes

pago

adjective the sound of any sudden violent contact; the sound of an explosion

poo mai

a unit of measurement (from the end of the extended thumb to the other side of the clenched fist)

sengalia

verb deceived, fooled; made dependent upon(e.g., gifts)

sii diidii

adjective urinate

sila

look for

sili muna

adjective inquisitive (prone to ask too many questions)

sissisi

adjective striped (having stripes)

somo dae

fully mature coconut apple

tangada adi longo

gossipy person, telltale