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daddy  baba

daily  aolep raan

damage  mariprip
damage caused by termites or bookworms.  dile
damaged.  jorrāān
to damage.  tuwe

dame  lijjọọn

damn  
"damn!".  kōṃōttōṇa

damp  boḷot, ṃōḷọwi
smell of damp clothing.  jatbo

damsel fish  
a fish, general term for all damsel fish.  ūrōrmej

dance  eb
a dance.  bwijbwij
a dance, using fans.  deelel
dance agilely.  buñto-buñtak
dance call, move.  ṃọo
dance steps.  iṃtō-
dance, western style.  tanij
folk dances.  taidik
gather to dance.  du
Marshallese folk dance.  leep
Marshallese stick dance.  jebwa
Marshallese women's stick dance.  jiṃōkṃōk
mistake in performing a dance, song, or chant.  dujebwābwe

dancing  
dancing a jig.  jirōṃrōṃ
dancing place.  jikip
move hips from side to side while dancing.  kajikia
pull as in dancing.  kōkkekaak
uncoordinated in dancing (see kōl {kẹl}).  jakōl

dandruff  jekak

dandy  kabbil
a dandy.  kabōllaḷ, utḷōṃ

danger  
accompany either physically or spiritually while in great danger.  mije
dangerous.  kauwōtata
in danger of.  uwōta

dangle  allitoto

dare base  
a game, dare base (two bases).  awiia

daring  peran

dark  ditōb, marok, ṃwitok
dark cloudy night.  lianij
dark colored.  jil
dark in color.  meej
dark night.  diboñ
darkness.  marok, ṃūtok, ṃwitok
darkness that follows a cloud coming over the horizon at night.  elianij
darkskinned.  jakmeej
depths of darkness.  Kapin-marok
fear of being alone in the dark or at sea.  abwinmake
great fear of ghosts and the dark.  abwinmakelep
reach for something in the dark.  tōtọḷwūm
thick darkness.  marok jilōñlōñ
very dark.  ninjek

darling  jitōnbōro

Darn  
interjection: "Darn!" or "God forbid!".  ōkkōk
interjection: "Darn!" or "Heck!".  ōrrōr
Interjection: "Oh. Oh my. Darn it." (exclamation of mild surprise or disappointment).  o
interjection: "Shucks!", "Darn!".  io

darn  āj

dash  jọjo

Dasia  
an animal, green and black lizard, Dasia smaragdina.  kiḷij
an animal, tree lizard, green and black, Dasia smaragdina.  aop

dastard  
dastardly.  puwaḷ

date  
day, date.  raan

daughter  
daughter of.  nāji-
daughter of a queen.  lerooj
second son or daughter.  utlōkḷap
see nāji-. son of, daughter of.  nājin
see nāji-. son of, daughter of.  nejin
son or daughter-in-law of.  nāji-

daunted  
undaunted.  peran

dawn  jiraan, joraantak, ṃōjawōnene, okraan, raantak
a bird that sings at dawn.  lọjiraan
period before dawn.  jimmarok

day  
birthday.  raanin ḷotak
bring daylight to.  raan
day of month when moon comes over the horizon just as sun sets.  jetñōl
day, date.  raan
daybreak.  raantak
day-dream.  inọñ, tōtōṇak
hottest time of day.  bwiltōñtōñ
late, time of day or tide.  jọweej
see raan. day.  ran
the day after the day after tomorrow.  raan eṇ turun jekḷaj
the day after tomorrow.  jekḷaj
the day before yesterday.  inne eo ḷọk juon, raan eo turun inne
time of day or night.  tōre
within the next few days.  ilju im men

daybreak  rujlọkin raan

daze  
in a daze.  ṃōjālūlū

deacon  tikōn

dead  jako, mej
as dead matter.  likaakrak
mourn the dead.  ilomej
rise from the dead.  jerkakpeje
smell of dead flesh.  kōkōōrōr

deaf  jarroñroñ
deafening.  pedañwūjñwūj

deal  pepe

dear  jitōnbōro
Dear (diminutive, term of endearment and respect, used to avoid mentioning actual name).  Limen

death  mej
atmosphere in which death is certain.  aitwōnmej
death of a chieftain.  bwilọklañ
intuition about a future misfortune or death.  lomije-
land given to someone who took care of the head of the lineage owning the land during illness before death.  ṃōnkọḷotḷot
near death.  
premature death.  mijenatabuñ
shadow of death.  annañinmej
superstition that cat crying at night portends death of someone.  bwijenro

debate  kōbọuwe

debate (see  
slow to anger in debate (see ñeñiñi {gigiygiy}).  jaññiñi

debris  menọknọk

debt  likjab, ṃuri

decay  wabanban
decayed.  kōt
smell of decayed flesh.  bwiin-puwaḷ, juoñ

decayed  
smell of decayed or rotten matter.  juoñ

decease  
live at home of deceased during the week following death, relatives and spouse.  añak
mourn a deceased.  āmej
pay respects to a deceased.  āmej

deceased  
person killed and buried with a deceased chieftain to accompany him on his journey to a different world.  ura

deceit  ankiliriab

deceive  ṃoṇ

December  Tijeṃba

decent  bwe, karbōb

deceptive  
deceptively.  jatdik

decide  pepe

decided  
undecided.  apaproro

decimal  teejṃōḷ

decisive  
indecisive.  apaproro, bōbōroro, bōro-pejpej

deck  
deck, nautical.  teek
decked out.  inōknōk

declare  kowaḷọk, kōnnaan

decline  abōb, ṃakoko

decorate  inōknōk
decorate, dress up.  kōkōṃṃanṃōn

decorated  
be overdecorated.  to jān enōka-

decoration  kino
boat decorations.  ḷōb
canoe part, decorations of feathers on masthead, boomtips, and sail.  deñḷọk

decorations  
decorations made from feathers of frigate birds, one on each tip of the sail on a chief's canoe.  kadulele

decoy  anan

decrease  dikḷọk, meraḷọk
line used to decrease the sail on a canoe.  lukwar

decreasing  
decreasing in size.  mọkun
decreasing in size, as of physique.  tor

dedicate  aje

deed  jerbal

deep  iḷoñ, ḷoñ, ṃwilaḷ
deep water.  jat
having a deep draft.  kapjulaḷ
the deep.  ikjet

defeat  anjọ
loss of royal status through defeat in war.  jipọkwe

defecate  pijek
defecate from trees, of birds.  de, edde
defecate, of children.  ṃwi
habitually defecate on ground.  pektaan
tree in which birds roost and defecate.  jade

defect  bōd, irḷọk

defend  jojomar

defense  jālitak
Marshallese art of self-defense.  ṃaanpā
ward off using Marshallese hand-to-hand combat defense techniques.  pile

deficit  likjab

define  alikkar
well-defined.  meḷeḷe

definite  alikkar

deflate  
deflate, disappear.  kukun

deflect  ukok

deflower  karūtto, ḷwūp

deform  ukok

defraud  ālikinjepjep

deft  uñkipden

defy  juṃae, kaarmejjet

degenerate  dọlel

degree  
degree, angle measurement.  tiikri

degree  
degree, collegiate.  tiikri

dehydrate  
dehydrated.  ṃōrā, nāl
dry up from aging, shrivel up, dehydrate.  diñōjḷọk

delay  aepedped, aḷokbad, ruṃwij

delegate  jitōñ, jitōñ
delegated.  maroñ

delete  jejeor

deliberate  kọọnjeḷ, kōbọuwe
move with steady and deliberate purpose.  ijuboñ-ijuraan

delicacy  wiwi

delicate  mera

delicious  nenọ
delicious (of fish only).  uwi

delight  lọudiñdiñ
delightful.  nenọ, tūb
interjection: expression of wonder or delight.  bōranṃaajidake

delinquent  boea, ri-jorrāān, uwaan kakūtōtō

delirious  wūdeakeak

deliver  bōkḷamleḷọk

delouse  ākūt

Delphinus  
dolphin, Delphinus roseiventris.  ke
stars in Delphinus.  Jāpe

deluge  ibwijleplep, nep

deluxe  weeppān

demented  bwebwe
house for the demented.  iṃōn bwebwe

demijohn  
large bottle, demijohn.  teemjọọn

demolish  kọkkure, ruprup

demon  tiṃoṇ
be possessed by demons.  urōt
playground for demons.  meḷaḷ
possessed by a demon.  tuwe
sea demon.  kwōjenmeto

demonstrate  kōmmeḷeḷe

demonstrative  
demonstrative, abstract plural human.  ro
demonstrative, abstract plural nonhuman.  ko
demonstrative, abstract singular.  eo, uweo
demonstrative, first persn exclusive plural human, singling out.  rārā
demonstrative, first person exclusive plural human.  
demonstrative, first person exclusive plural nonhuman.  
demonstrative, first person exclusive plural nonhuman, singling out.  kākā
demonstrative, first person exclusive singular.  iiō
demonstrative, first person inclusive plural human.  rein
demonstrative, first person inclusive plural nonhuman.  kein
demonstrative, first person inclusive singular.  in
demonstrative, interrogative plural human.  erri
demonstrative, interrogative plural nonhuman.  erki
demonstrative, interrogative singular.  ie, ewi
demonstrative, plural human, singling out.  rāraṇe, roro
demonstrative, plural nonhuman, singling out.  koko
demonstrative, second person exclusive plural nonhuman.  kaṇe
demonstrative, second person exclusive singular.  ṇe
demonstrative, second person plural human.  raṇe
demonstrative, second person plural nonhuman, singling out.  kākaṇe
demonstrative, second person singular, singling out.  ṇeṇe
demonstrative, third person exclusive plural nonhuman.  kaṇ
demonstrative, third person exclusive singular.  eṇ
demonstrative, third person inclusive singular.  e
demonstrative, third person plural human.  raṇ
demonstrative, third person plural human, singling out.  rāraṇ
demonstrative, third person plural nonhuman, singling out.  kākaṇ
demonstrative, third person singular, singling out.  iieṇ
focus demonstrative, abstract singular.  eñeo
focus demonstrative, abstract singular, singling out.  eñoweo
focus demonstrative, first person exclusive singular.  eñe
focus demonstrative, first person exclusive singular, singling out.  eñiō
focus demonstrative, first person inclusive singular.  eñin
focus demonstrative, second person singular.  eñṇe
focus demonstrative, second person singular, singling out.  eñṇeṇe
focus demonstrative, third person singular.  eñeṇ
focus demonstrative, third person singular, singling out.  eñieṇ
personal demonstrative, abstract plural feminine.  liṃaro
personal demonstrative, abstract plural feminine, singling out.  liṃaroro
personal demonstrative, abstract plural masculine.  ḷōṃaro
personal demonstrative, abstract plural masculine, singling out.  ḷōṃaroro
personal demonstrative, abstract singular feminine.  lio
personal demonstrative, abstract singular feminine, singling out.  luweo
personal demonstrative, abstract singular masculine.  ḷeo
personal demonstrative, abstract singular masculine, singling out.  ḷouweo
personal demonstrative, first person exclusive plural feminine.  liṃarā
personal demonstrative, first person exclusive plural feminine, singling out.  liṃarārā
personal demonstrative, first person exclusive plural masculine.  ḷōṃarā
personal demonstrative, first person exclusive plural masculine, singling out.  ḷōṃarārā
personal demonstrative, first person exclusive singular feminine.  lie
personal demonstrative, first person exclusive singular masculine.  ḷōe
personal demonstrative, first person exclusive singular masculine, singling out.  ḷeiō
personal demonstrative, first person inclusive plural feminine.  liṃarein
personal demonstrative, first person inclusive plural masculine.  ḷōṃarein
personal demonstrative, first person inclusive singular feminine.  liin
personal demonstrative, first person inclusive singular feminine, singling out.  liiō
personal demonstrative, first person inclusive singular masculine.  ḷein
personal demonstrative, second person plural feminine, singling out.  liṃarāraṇe
personal demonstrative, second person plural masculine.  liṃaraṇe, ḷōṃaraṇe
personal demonstrative, second person plural masculine, singling out.  ḷōṃarāraṇe
personal demonstrative, second person singular feminine.  lieṇe
personal demonstrative, second person singular feminine, singling out.  lieṇeṇe
personal demonstrative, second person singular masculine.  ḷōṇe
personal demonstrative, second person singular masculine, singling out.  ḷōṇeṇe
personal demonstrative, third person plural feminine.  liṃaraṇ
personal demonstrative, third person plural feminine, singling out.  liṃarāraṇ
personal demonstrative, third person plural masculine.  ḷōṃaraṇ
personal demonstrative, third person plural masculine, singling out.  ḷōṃarāraṇ
personal demonstrative, third person singular feminine.  lieṇ
personal demonstrative, third person singular feminine, singling out.  liieṇ
personal demonstrative, third person singular masculine.  ḷeeṇ
personal demonstrative, third person singular masculine, singling out.  ḷeieṇ
sentence demonstrative, abstract plural human.  erro
sentence demonstrative, abstract plural human, singling out.  erroro
sentence demonstrative, abstract plural nonhuman.  erko
sentence demonstrative, abstract plural nonhuman, singling out.  erkoko
sentence demonstrative, first person exclusive plural human.  errā
sentence demonstrative, first person exclusive plural human, singling out.  errārā
sentence demonstrative, first person exclusive plural nonhuman.  erkā
sentence demonstrative, first person exclusive plural nonhuman, singling out.  erkākā
sentence demonstrative, first person inclusive plural human.  errein
sentence demonstrative, first person inclusive plural nonhuman.  erkein
sentence demonstrative, second person plural human.  erraṇe
sentence demonstrative, second person plural human, singling out.  errāraṇe
sentence demonstrative, second person plural nonhuman.  erkaṇe
sentence demonstrative, second person plural nonhuman, singling out.  erkākaṇe
sentence demonstrative, third person plural human.  erraṇ
sentence demonstrative, third person plural human, singling out.  errāraṇ
sentence demonstrative, third person plural nonhuman.  erkaṇ
sentence demonstrative, third person plural nonhuman, singling out.  erkākaṇ

demote  tōtā

den  jik

Dendrochirus  
a fish, scorpion fish, Dendrochirus zebra.  ōō

denim  tanim
denim trousers, blue jeans, Levis.  tanim

denomination  ra

dense  bukwelep
dense, as of hair or bushes.  bukwekwe
dense, of shrubbery.  kut

dent  opene
be dented.  penā
dented.  obab

denude  utūkaḷ

deny  kaarmejjet
lie deny, dishonest.  riab

depart  buñlik
custom of spending the last night with people before they depart.  jeboñōn
spend the night with friends who are departing.  jebokwōn

depend  
depend on.  lōke
depend on people.  atartar
not depend on (see lōke {lẹkẹy}).  jālōke

deposit  dedoor, deḷọñ, lilik

depress  
valley, depression.  koṃlaḷ

depression  
small valley or depression.  peta

depth  iḷoñ
depths of darkness.  Kapin-marok
depths of the ocean.  ikjet

deride  kajjirere

descend  wanlaḷ
climb or descend a rope.  pitto

describe  kōmmeḷeḷe, kwaḷọk kadkadi-

description  kadkad, kōjālli-

desecrate  
break a taboo, desecrate.  kōtrāe

deselect  kọkwōpej

desert  āne-jeṃaden
desert isle.  āne-jeṃaden

desert  
a child who deserts home through anger over parental coercion.  lumọọrḷọk

deserve  aikuj
get what one deserves.  lele

deserving  
deserving of.  āteo
feel undeserving.  pepat

design  pija
design edges of canoes or boats.  ñadñad

designate  jitōñ, jitōñ
designate portions.  kōjjebar

desire  aikuj, ankilaa-, kilaak, kōṇaan
desire food.  būbriri
desire for something, uncontrolled.  ṃōṃaelep
desire more, of a delicious food, music, or game.  jaṃjaṃ
desire something.  ikdeelel
romantic desires.  mejpata
uncontrolled desire.  aelellaḷ
unlawful desire.  kijoñ
withdraw from society to follow one's own desires.  paarōr

desk  tebōḷ

despair  bōbweer

despicable  kajjōjō

despise  lelotaan
despise people.  kōtrāe

despite  amñe

despondency  dedo

dessert  kōṃaolaḷ
to receive one's just desserts.  lele

destination  
miss destination.  peḷọk
proceeding toward destination.  jibadek
reach destination.  tōkeak

destiny  anilen, mejānkajjik

destitute  jojoḷāār
destitute of.  ejjeḷọk

destroy  jeepepḷọk
destroy and take everything.  rakim
to destroy.  kọkkure

detail  
talk in great detail, elaborate.  tipdik

detect  lelo
be close to one another and yet not detect each other.  ḷe ijeḷmān doon
move fast so as to avoid detection.  miro

deteriorate  jintanji

determination  kije

determine  jep, ḷam, peḷaak
determine one's location at sea.  kajikmeto
determine one's location using navigation.  kaijikmeto
determined.  pen-būruon

deuce  
deuce of spades.  litōḷpi

devastation  mariprip

develop  dedek
having well-developed Venus mound.  bọñur

deviant  ikōn-ālkinṃwio

deviate  ir, jebwābwe, jenliklik, rowālọk
deviate from instructions.  weḷọk

devil  tepiḷ

devilfish  
a fish, devilfish, giant octopus.  kouj
a fish, great devilfish, manta.  boraañ

devoid  āmje
head devoid of hair.  kweejej

devote  
devote presents to the gods.  aje

devour  orañḷọk

dew  ṃōḷọwi

dexterity  mejādik

diabetes  tōñal

diabetic  tōñal

diacritic  
diacritic mark.  kakōḷḷe

diagnose  etale

diagram  annañ

dial  anōḷ

dialect  kajin

diameter  depakpak

diamond  taiṃoṇ

diaper  kaḷ
wear a diaper.  kaḷkaḷ

diarrhea  ilọk lọje, wōtōdtōd, raprap

diary  raan ñan raan

dice  taij
a game, played with pebbles and ball, similar to dice game.  ḷuḷu
roll dice.  ḷuḷu
rolling dice.  taij

dicker  jobai

dictionary  tūkjinede

die  
die out, of plants, animals, or people.  ḷot
quick to die (see mejjiia {mẹjjiyyah}).  mejjiie
slow to die (see mejjiie {mẹjjiyyẹy}).  mejjiia
to die, of arrowroot, signaling time for digging the root.  pāl

diesel  tijeḷ

diet  ṃōñā

differ  
difference.  kōtaa-, oktak
different.  āinjuon
different from.  āi-

difficult  pen
see pen. hard, difficult.  epen

dig  kōb
dig taro.  tōto
dig up.  toktak, totak, tūtuuj
digging of feet or tires into soft sand.  kōbkōb
point beyond which one cannot dig further.  ikjet
to die, of arrowroot, signaling time for digging the root.  pāl

digest  lij, liklik

dignitary  kāājāj

dignity  utiej

dilapidated  ijurwewe, ṃadeoñeoñ, ṃor, ṃōdṃōd, ṃōraṃrōṃ
get old and dilapidated due to continuous soaking in sea water.  luwajet

dilemma  
in a dilemma.  apaproro

diligent  kūtarre, niknik

dilute  kabodān, kāre
dilute food or drink to make it stretch.  ilọk
dilute paint.  kapejlọk
diluted.  pepej, watre

dilution  
of right dilution.  ṃōṃan utōn

dim  
eyes dim with age.  arrom
fog, dim, haze, blur.  tab

dimension  ded

diminish  apdik

dimple  
dimples.  libwetōr

dinner  
farewell dinner.  ṃōñāin kōjab
last dinner.  dienbwijro

Diodon  
a fish, porcupine fish, Diodon hystrix.  jabōnke
a fish, porcupine fish, Diodon hystrix.  ṃōjañūr

Diodora  
Diodora (austroglyphis) sieboldii or Montfortula pulchra or Tugali vadososinuata.  jowakin

Diomedea  
a bird, black-footed albatross, Diomedea nigripes.  le
a bird, laysan albatross, Diomedea immutabilis.  le

dip  
dip food.  kattu
dip up water.  itōk

diplomacy  jeḷā kuṇaa-

dipper  kekōb, ḷatōḷ

direct  jiniet, jujāl-
come directly.  iok-
go directly to or towards.  iok-
go directly toward.  kajju
steer directly for.  kaiok

direct  
to lead, direct, preside.  tōl

direction  jab
direction of.  kijjie-
head in a certain direction.  jit
in what direction.  jikōt
lose direction.  peḷọk
lose the direction of.  wiwijet
point in all directions.  toor

directional  
directional enclitic, eastward.  tak
directional, enclitic northward.  niñeañ
directional, enclitic, backward or toward the ocean side.  lik
directional, enclitic, downward.  laḷ
directional, enclitic, eastward.  ta
directional, enclitic, interiorward.  nọọj
directional, enclitic, islandward or shoreward.  āne
directional, enclitic, northward.  niña
directional, enclitic, seaward.  meto
directional, enclitic, southward.  rōkeañ, rōña
directional, enclitic, toward the lagoon side.  ar
directional, enclitic, upward.  lōñ
directional, enclitic, westward.  to
directional, postposition, toward addressee.  waj
directional, postposition, toward the speaker.  tok
directional, postposition, toward third party.  ḷọk

director  
choirmaster, director of a choral group.  ṃaajta

dirt  bwidej
dirty.  bwiltoonon, rōran, tōtoon
dirty water.  liṃ
dirty with dried matter, especially around mouth or eyes.  rūṃōṃō
refill a hole with dirt.  jijioñ
scoop, dirt or sand.  eọkur
very dirty.  jokdād

disadvantage  an mej eṇ, nana taṃṃwi-

disagree  bōro-jepel, kiojaḷjaḷ
shake the head in disagreement.  jeboulul

disappear  jako, jetḷọk, jeepepḷọk, ḷot, ḷotḷọk
deflate, disappear.  kukun

disappoint  
disappointed.  eddo ippa-, kōrraat, lelotaan, ro

disappointment  
interjection: surprise or disappointment.  ōjjej

disapprove  dike, kōrraat

disaster  bwijerro, jerata
final meal together before an impending disaster.  dienbwijro
visual signal such as fire to notify of death or other natural disasters.  jubwij

disavow  kaarmejjet

discard  joḷọk, taṃ
discarded pandanus key.  ār

discharge  eakto
discharged.  diwōj

disciple  rijjelōk, ri-kaḷoor

discipline  katak

disclose  
reveal, disclose, confess, admit (something that had been kept hidden or secret).  ketak

discomfort  aploñloñ

disconcert  
disconcerted.  lo

disconnect  mejaḷ
disconnected.  jenolọk

discontent  jab po bōro

discontinue  bōjrak

discount  dikḷọk

discourage  
discouraged.  bōbweer, bweetkōn

discover  lelo

discredit  
discredit someone to gain favor with another, or as revenge.  baijin

discreet  jenolọk

discuss  kọọnjeḷ

disease  jepa, mej, nañinmej
bad case of skin disease (koko {kewkew}).  keḷe
confine because of disease.  lōbọ
disease characterized by emaciated legs.  māro
disease characterized by swollen belly and emaciated limbs as a result of malnutrition.  jeje
disease, scaly and flaky skin.  koko
skin disease.  karko, tilpoki
skin disease, white spots on body.  jān
venereal disease.  jeplej, mādke

disembark  to

disembowel  
gut, enviscerate, disembowel fish or animals.  jejetōk

disenchant  
disenchanted.  kolōkabwi-, lo, ṃweed

disenhearten  
disenheartened.  ṃweed

disentangle  kōmmeḷeḷe, mejaḷ

disgrace  jook

disguise  alọk, kōjakkōlkōl, ukōt ṃōōr
disguised.  jakkōlkōl

disgust  
disgusted.  ḷōḷao, ṃōḷañḷōñ

dish  kōnnọ

dishonest  
lie deny, dishonest.  riab

dishonor  jook, wōtlọk

disinherit  kalia

disintegrate  jeepepḷọk, ṃadeoñeoñ, ṃōraṃrōṃ

disk  
sand disks.  bok allōñ

dislike  kajjikur
dislike to do.  abwin
see dike. dislike.  edike
strongly dislike.  dike

dislocate  
dislocated.  ir, irḷọk

dismantle  jijuok
dismantled.  jokak

dismay  
interjection: dismay.  aiaea

dismiss  jijilōk
dismiss from employment.  baer
dismiss, fire.  kupi

dismount  wanlaḷ

disobedience  
wilful disobedience.  aplep

disobedient  adkeelel, bōt
disobedient (see jilikiie {jilikiyyẹy}).  jilikiia
disobedient (see kipliie {kipliyyẹy}).  kipliia

disobey  kōjelbabō, kōtrāe

disorder  pok

dispatch  jijilōk

dispensary  ṃōn taktō

disperse  
dispersed.  ajeeded, jeeded

displace  poktak
displaced.  ir

display  aloklok

displease  lelotaan, ḷōkatip
displeased.  inepata, lilu

displeasure  
interjection of displeasure used only by women.  ōjjeti-

disposition  kōjea-, ṃūtō-, taṃṃwi-
bad disposition.  ṃōṃaḷkaro

disprove  kariab

dispute  aitwerōk, aoḷ
land dispute.  kōtaan wāto
start a dispute.  kōjjarōk

disqualify  kupi

disregard  jekdọọn, kōjelbabō

disrobe  utkōk

dissatisfied  ikrooḷ

dissatisfy  jab po bōro

dissilusion  teroñe

dissolve  ōnḷọk

distance  kōtaa-, tokra-, tōran
a great distance.  leelle
look at a distance.  alluwaḷọk

distant  tōtoḷọk
distant, of sight and sound.  kokwaad

distill  
to distill.  kōmat

distinct  jenolọk, ṃaelọk

Distinguenda/echinata  lidid

distinguish  kile
distinguished.  ḷakkūk

distinguishable  
be indistinguishable.  peljo

distort  ikūr
distorted.  ip

distract  
distracted.  ṃad
distracted by some calamity.  ḷọkjenaa-

distress  
distressed.  liaajlọḷ

distribute  ajej, jaketo-jaketak

distributive  
distributive form of bwiro {biyrẹw}.  būbwiroro
distributive form of kuuj {kiwij}.  kukuujuj

district  bukwōn

District Administrator  koṃja

District Director of Education  koṃja

distrust  jālōke, kōkōljake

disturb  poktak
disturbance.  aploñloñ, uwōjak
disturbance caused in water by canoe or fish.  aujọjọ
disturbed.  abṇōṇō, pepeerir

ditch  jikur

dive  tubar, tulọk
dive after getting hooked, of fish.  ñijlọk, wūnlọk
dive down.  lōrak, tūtuur
dive of birds or planes.  lōkā
dive under water.  ruñḷọk
dive, of a plane.  juñaidi
dive, of boats.  kọkweet
dive, of planes.  lōrak
jump to dive, head first.  tubar

diverge  jepel

diverse  kōkārere

diversion  kukure
then, denoting diversion from one activity, person, or situation to another.  baj

divest  
divest of all property.  katoḷọk

divide  ajej
apart, divided into two parts.  rājet
divide among each.  kajjo

dividing  
dividing line.  kōtaa-

divination  bubu
divination method, using knots in pandanus leaf.  bubu
knot in divination.  bwe, bo
place for divination.  bad
result of divination.  bwe

divine  kokwōjarjar

diving  
diving mask.  māj, mejān turọñ
fishing method, spear fishing while diving.  tuwā
long-winded in diving.  pakij

division  teeñ
any group of people, as a class, unit or division.  jar
division of a land tract.  alen
division of an atoll or islet.  bukwōn

divorce  
divorced.  jepel

dizziness  ñūt

dizzy  addeboulul, ajjiṃaalal, jiṃalejlej, ñillitok

do  jerbal, kōṃṃan, ṃadṃōd, wōjak
do more than one thing at a time with the chance of no success.  ajineañro
do not.  jab bar
do one's best.  kattūkat
do one's duty, do one's share.  bōk koṇaa-, bōk koṇaa-
do s.t. immediately.  kijer
do something singlehandedly.  wajekā
do what?.  et
do you hear me?.  eañ
doing.  kōṃanṃan
redo.  āpta
see kōṃṃan. make, do.  ekōṃṃan
see kōṃṃan. make, do.  kōṃṃane

do  
syllable "do" of musical scale.  to

docile  kipliie

dock  wab

docking  
dry-docking, maintain.  tọọk

doctor  taktō
see a doctor.  taktō
witchdoctor.  ṇakṇōk

dodder  
be aged, doddering.  aḷapḷọk
doddering.  bwijwoḷā, pepaḷ

dodge  rōrā

dog  kidu
dog, child speech.  kukkuk
ruffling of cocks and dogs before fighting.  rōrọñ
to bark, of dogs.  rorror, wañ

dog-tooth tuna  
a fish, dog-tooth tuna, Gymnosarda nuda.  jilo

doing  
be doing something.  ej
see ej be doing, be in progress.  kwōj
see ej be doing, be in progress.  kwōj
see ej. be doing.  ij

doll  tọḷe

dollar  taḷa

dolphin  
a fish, dolphin, Coryphoena hippurus.  koko
dolphin, Delphinus roseiventris.  ke

domestic  
domesticated (see awiia {hawiyyah}).  awiie
duty of taking care of a natural or adopted child or pet or domesticated animal.  nāji

domesticated  
undomesticated.  awiia

dominate  peek

domino  tomino

done  jaak, ṃōj
half-done, of fish or meat.  koubub
leave a chore undone and start another.  jibwe turin jerbal
not thoroughly done (see lōt {let}).  jālōt
not well done.  amej
well done.  weeppān

donkey  tọọñke

door  aor, kōjām
doorway.  kōjām
opening of any container, hole, doorway, or cave, etc..  māj, meja-

dormitory  tomittori

dorsal  
dorsal fin.  , ūl

Dosinia  
a shell, Veneridae, Veremilpa minuta/micra/costellifera/scabra or Dosinia histrio/abyssicola.  kūkōr

dot  
dotted.  tiltil
spotted, dotted, spotty.  būbjinjin

double  piro, tabōḷ

doubt  perper
doubtful.  aelọk, tūtṃurṃur,

doubtful  atowaan

dough  pilawā
a food, unleavened dough cooked by boiling.  jāibo
to rise, of dough.  uwe

doughnut  tọnōt
a food, cake doughnut.  kōtabañ
a food, doughnut, with hole.  tonaaj

dove  ṃuḷe

down  laḷ
be down and out.  ḷoktōk
canoe-surfing, when sailing down wind.  kōttōmāle
climb down.  to
down below.  taaṃbūḷo
downward.  laḷḷọk
go down.  tulọk
see laḷ. earth, down.  laḷtak
shot down.  balu, lel

downward  
point head downwards.  kalōlō
take downwards.  bōklaḷḷọk

downwind  
sail downwind with the sail on the south and the outrigger on the north.  tōmeañ

dozen  tōjin

Draco  
stars in Draco.  Aoḷōt, Ṃade-eo-an-Aoḷōt

draft  
draft (fishing).  jarjar
having a shallow draft, of ships (see kaplep).  kapdik
openings in a house causing drafts.  ajerwawa
shallow draft.  okwōjaja

drag  ipep, lōkake, kōkkekaak
easy to drag in water (see atakiia {hatakiyyah}).  atakiie
fishing method, using weight with hook, octopus for bait, and dragging it on sandy bottom.  kōjọliṃ
hard to drag in water (see atakiie {hatakiyyẹy}).  atakiia
to drag or tow from lagoon side to ocean side.  lelik
to drag or tow from ocean side to lagoon side.  lear
walk dragging a leg.  māro

dragon  tūrāikōn

dragonfly  
an insect, dragonfly.  boub
large dragonfly.  bouk in iiep

drain  lilutōk

drama  kukure, tieta

drape  katiin

draw  aik
bucket or can for drawing water from a well.  keikōb
draw near.  jikrōk
draw out.  kōkkekaak
draw water.  itōk
drawing.  jiña
drawing lots.  kūbween kijdik
drawing much water causing it to be hard to paddle or sail, nautical.  añōt
to draw.  lōkake

draw  
a draw.  jebo

draw  ṃalen
draw a picture.  pija

drawer  tūrowa

dread  kor, mijak

dream  tōtōṇak
day-dream.  inọñ, tōtōṇak
make a sound of pleasure while sleeping because of good dreams.  jeja

dreary  aeto

dregs  o

drench  
drenched.  ḷwōjat, ṃoujlep
drenched to the skin.  aeṇak

dress  jokankan
badly dressed.  keelwaan
decorate, dress up.  kōkōṃṃanṃōn
dress up.  nuknuk, tōreejab
hem a dress.  kobak
lift dress.  kitak
mother Hubbard dress, named for Oahu.  wau
undress.  utkōk, utūkaḷ
well dressed.  pepānpān
womeṇs full-length dress.  ipep

dribble  pil

dried  
a food, preserved dried breadfruit.  ṃōṇakjān
undried copra.  owatrere

drift  
a drifter.  pejpetok
drift (with directionals). See petok, peto-petak, peḷọk.  pe-
drift about the sea.  peto-petak
drift ashore.  eọtōk
drift away.  peḷọk
drift away from.  inojeik
drift eastward.  petak
drift here (see peḷọk).  petok
drift northward.  peniñeañ
drift southward.  perōkeañ
drift westward.  peto
fishing method, using a canoe and drifting with the wind and current in a lagoon, line fishing.  peḷọk

driftwood  
balsa driftwood.  wōj, wūj
cedar driftwood.  aik
driftwood (small).  jokwā
pine driftwood.  jeḷaar

drill  dedāil, deenju, kilmij
a drill.  debwāāl

drink  idaak
buy drinks and food for a group.  jọut
dilute food or drink to make it stretch.  ilọk
drink after or together with another.  koko
drink noisily.  ḷwiit
drink of.  lime-
drink up.  jorom
drink while eating.  ninikoko
drinking glass.  kab
drinking straw made from aetōktōk.  aetōktōk
drinking water.  aebōj, dānnin idaak
drinking water containers on a canoe or boat.  kōb
go drinking at a club.  kuḷab
hard drinking.  kodia
heartburn caused by drinking fresh coconut sap on an empty stomach.  memaḷ
illicit drinking.  kaurur baib
possessive classifier, water, soft drinks, or juice of coconuts, etc..  lime-
provide drink for someone.  ṇalimen
share a drink.  ninninkoko
soft drink.  koḷa
sucking noise made in drinking green coconuts.  ṃōṃōtṃōt
taste food or drink.  edjoñ
to drink from a well or a hole in a tree by bending over and using the mouth directly.  ṃōt
to drink water, child speech.  kaka

drip  
dripping.  būbūtbūt, piliñliñ
dripping wet.  aeṇak

drive  jitoja
drive a car.  kaarar
drive a jeep.  jiipip
drive off.  ubaak
drive off flies.  ubḷọñ
jaunt, sail, or drive around aimlessly.  tarto-tartak
test drive a new or overhauled vehicle.  likbad
to drive a car.  tūraip

drizzle  jijidwōtwōt, ṃōtọdik, wōt-dikdik

drool  iādatōltōl

droop  
to droop.  mọkun

drop  piliñliñ
canvas drop.  jaññōr
drop down, as from a height.  wōtlọk
drop of liquid.  pil
drops of water.  būbūtbūt
get the last drops of water from a water container.  kajḷor
sharp drop off on bottom of ocean or lagoon.  jirūṃle

drought  jọwōtwōt
season of drought.  añōneañ

drown  maḷoñ
drown its navel (term from the making of coconut toddy).  idaaj bwijen
drown someone by holding his head under water.  wūj

drowsy  añañe, memadidi, memejraalal

drug  wūno

drum  aje, tūraṃ
chant and urge someone on by beating on a drum.  piniktak
oil drum, 50-gallon.  kaajliiñ

drunk  kadek
see kadek. drunk.  ri-kadek

Drupa  
Drupa ricina/morum or Purpura (mancinella).  lidid

dry  jejjat, ṃōṇakṇak, ṃōrā
bone dry.  nāl
dry and brittle.  ñañ
dry fish or copra by heat.  atiti
dry hair, not oily.  kuraañañ
dry pandanus or coconut leaves over fire in preparation for weaving.  katrar
dry season.  añōneañ
dry spell.  jọwōtwōt
dry throat.  ṃōrā-bōjbōj
dry under sun.  kōjeje
dry up from aging, shrivel up, dehydrate.  diñōjḷọk
dryness, onomatopoetic.  ḷōḷaḷḷaḷ
leave to dry.  roro
on dry land.  eppānene
platform for drying copra.  jād
rack for heat or smoke drying.  ati, bwi
stranded high-and-dry.  pāāt
to dry and become seasoned, of lumber, as in canoe building.  pit
to dry leaves by fire.  rar
to dry under the sun.  nel

dry-dock  
dry-docking, maintain.  tọọk

dubious  apaproro

duck  badik, dak
a bird, wild duck.  rañ
duck one's head.  wōmak
to duck a blow.  wōmak

duck soup  
"duck soup".  kijen niñniñ

duct  baib

Ducula  
a bird, Micronesian pigeon, Ducula oceanica.  ṃuḷe

due  likjab

duel  im, ire

dug  
dug up.  ebjak

dull  jājiṃaat, kōkōb
dull of hearing.  roñ jaṃōṇ
dullness (of people).  addiṃakoko

dumb  ikōñ, ṃōḷọwi, taṇo
dumbfounded.  boṇ

dump  jọkpej, taṃ
garbage dump.  kōlla

dumpling  jāibo

dune  bwijuwe

dung  bwebwe

dunk  kattu

durable  kije

duration  
of short duration.  jedkaju

dust  būñal
dust from coconut cloth (inpel).  roro
dusty.  būñal
sawdust.  kijen jidpān

duty  jerbal, kuṇaa-
do one's duty, do one's share.  bōk koṇaa-
duty of taking care of a father.  jemā
duty of taking care of a grandson, granddaughter, a grandparent, or a pet.  jibwi
duty of taking care of a mother.  jine
duty of taking care of a natural or adopted child or pet or domesticated animal.  nāji
duty that a younger sibling is expected to give to older siblings.  jei
duty that an older sibling is expected to give to younger siblings.  jati
duty towards ones relatives.  nukwi

dwarf  ḷajikaj, rimmenanuwe, ri-ṃōkarraṇ
dwarfed.  wūnniñ

dwell  jokwe, jukjuk
spirit dwelling within a person, good or bad.  juk jetōb

dwindle  kuṇōk

dye  dọọl, kawūno

dying  
be dying.  
dying breath.  , bōk ob
long in dying.  mejjiia

dynamic  
dynamic voice.  ḷōḷaaj

dynamite  abba, bọkutañ, taanṃait

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