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e  
name of the letter e.  āe

each  jabdewōt, kajjo
each other.  doon

each other  
relate to each other.  jeṃdoon

eager  ikdeelel, kijerjer
eager for revenge.  paḷ

eagle  ikōḷ

eagle ray  
a fish, spotted eagle ray fish, poisonous, Aetobatus narinari.  imen

ear  lọjilñi
eardrum.  juñurñur
pierce ears.  il
possessive classifier, earrings and other things worn on ear.  die-, die-
wear earring.  diede

early  
an early-bird.  mājinmuur
wake up early in the morning.  mājinmuur

earn  kōṃṃan

earnest  ellowetak, kijejeto

earth  bwidej, laḷ
pile of earth.  ubatak
see laḷ. below, earth.  ilaḷ
see laḷ. earth, down.  laḷtak

earth oven  uṃ
a food, breadfruit baked in earth oven.  kōpjar
a food, diluted starch baked in coconut spathe in earth oven.  kōlọwutaktak
bake, usually in earth oven.  uṃuṃ
cover an earth oven with stones.  ertak
cover up an earth oven with leaves and dirt.  kobal
stick used to spread hot stones for earth oven.  tokrak
uncover an earth oven, usually when food therein is cooked.  jukok

earthworm  ṃajkadāl

ease  
ease something.  kadikdik

east  reeaar
easterly wind.  itok reeaar
eastern side.  likiej
facing east.  jaḷtak
on the east side of.  jetak, wetaa-

Easter  Ijitō

easterly  
easterly breeze.  añōlto
easterly swell.  buñtokrear

eastern  ej
eastern side of a house.  lọpet, pet

eastward  ta, tak, taḷọk, tureeaar
current flowing eastward.  aetak
directional enclitic, eastward.  tak
directional, enclitic, eastward.  ta
drift eastward.  petak
go eastward.  itakḷọk, wetak
head eastward.  jittak

easy  kijen niñniñ, pidodo
easy to break or tear.  ṃōdṃōd
easy to cook.  mattiie
easy to satisfy with food.  mattiie
easy to turn (see jaḷiia {jahḷiyyah}).  jaḷiie
easy-going.  ineeṃṃan, jabde
take it easy.  kadikdik
uneasy.  nana taṃṃwi-
wound that is easy to cure or heal (see mowiia {mẹwiyyah}).  mowiie

easy-going  raḷọk

eat  kaikai, ṃōñā
drink while eating.  ninikoko
eat before working.  kapije
eat breakfast.  ṃabuñ
eat fish while fishing, beat up someone badly.  kōmennañ
eat garbage.  attūkoko
eat kernel of coconut out of shell with one's teeth.  kijḷat
eat left-overs.  attūkoko
eat one kind of food not usually eaten alone.  kolied
eat only one food.  jintōb
eat or drink while walking.  jotal
eat raw fish.  koobub
eat secretly.  jinre
eat something quickly in a way that people think is greedy.  ñabñab
eat supper.  kōjota
eat with oversize bites.  kuborbor
eat, child speech.  meme
eat, food, child speech.  ṃwāṃwā
eating utensils.  kōnnọ
full after eating.  mat
greedy eater.  būrooklep, mattiia
light eater.  būrudik, mattiie
overeat on fruitful land.  jejāāk
possessive classifier, tooth or eating utensils.  ñii-

eaves  tọrtọr
eaves-trough.  tọrtọr

eavesdrop  iaroñroñ

ebb  
ebb tide.  pāāt, roj
lowest ebb tide.  pāāt ṃōṇakṇak

eccentric  kūḷaṃwe
eccentricity.  taṇo, utaṃwe

ecclesia  eklejia

Echeneis  
a fish, shark pilot, Echeneis naucrates.  ḷattil pako

echo  ainikien Etao

eclipse  
eclipse of the moon.  bōtōktōk allōñ

economize  kipeddikdik, kōjparok

ecstacy  lọudiñdiñ

ecstatic  wūdiñdiñ

edge  apar, daṃ, tōrerei-, ūlūl
be on edge, of people.  idimkwi
border on mat or stone edge of road.  apar
cutting edge.  māj
cutting edge of.  meja-
design edges of canoes or boats.  ñadñad
edge of.  deṃwā
molded edge.  tiek
outer edge of reef where large coral heads are.  bōran baal
to weave the edges of a mat or hat.  jekōt

edgy  idimkwi

edible  
edible portion inside certain nuts or seeds.  jibañūñ
overgrown and inedible sprouted coconut.  iupej

edit  jeje

educate  
educated.  jeḷā ḷọkjeṇ

Education  
District Director of Education.  koṃja
Educational Administrator.  koṃja

eel  
a fish, eel with no teeth.  deldelbwij
a fish, eel, Conger cinereus.  ṃōjoud
a fish, eel, large and black.  dāp
a fish, fresh-water eel.  toṇ
a fish, large eel.  pedāp
a fish, moray eel.  kideddelbwij
a fish, moray eel, Gymnothorax flavimarginatus.  ṃakañ
a fish, moray eel, Gymnothorax pictus.  ṃaj-mouj
a fish, snake eel, Myrichthys colubrinus.  ṃajid
eel that lives in fresh water, toothless.  toṇ
eel, intestinal worm.  ṃaj
moray eel.  dāp

effect  tokja-
put into effect.  jejjet kūtien

effeminate  kōrā

effervesce  jib

effort  kakkōt, kijejeto

egg  lep
a food, method of cooking fish: take fish eggs (roe) out and squeeze on fish and cook half done.  jāār
abandoned unhatched egg, usually spoiled.  kor
egg yolk.  bwibwitakaḷ, bwibwi
fertilized egg, ready to hatch.  kune
fish eggs.  bwiaea, likipia
place in sand where turtle lays eggs or coconut crab molts.  jọ
rob sitting hen of her eggs.  eaklep
to lay eggs.  lik

egg (see  
fresh egg (see kune {kiwney}).  tabwil

ego  
egotism.  jājjāj, juwa, utiej būruo-

Egretta  
a bird, reef heron, Egretta sacra.  kabaj

eight  ruwalitōk
four eighths.  emān ṃōttan ruwalitōk

elaborate  kōmmeḷeḷe, pok
talk in great detail, elaborate.  tipdik

Elagatis  
a fish, rainbow runner, Elagatis bipinnulatus.  ikāidik

elastic  

elbow  jiṃwin pā

elders  
respect elders.  kaaḷapḷap

elect  kōkāālel
election.  kōkāālel

electric  
electric light.  ḷaaṃ jarom
electricity.  jarom

electrid  
a fish, electrid, Valenciennesia strigata/violifera.  ikōlood

elegance  kāilar

elegant  karbōb

Eleocharis  
refers to both Fimbristylis atollensis St. John and Eleocharis geniculata (L.) R S., both of the Cyperaceae.  pādālijṃaan

elephant  eḷbōn

elephantiasis  rọulep

Eleusine  
a plant, Eleusine indica (L.) gaertn.  katejukjuk

elevation  ḷolōñ

eleven  joñoul juon

elf  rimmenanuwe, ri-ṃōkarraṇ

eligible  kōkar

eliminate  jejeor
eliminate, in contest.  ukok

Ellice  
Ellice Islands.  Elej

elliptical  
elliptical in shape.  jepjep

Ellobiidae  
a shell, Ellobiidae.  alu

eloquent  wājepdik

emaciate  
disease characterized by emaciated legs.  māro
emaciated.  apeñāñā, bōbōj, ṃō

embalm  kōbọrōk

embark  uwe
disembark.  to

embarrass  
be embarrassed.  bwilọk māj
be embarrassed for.  kotok-kilin, mejko
causing public embarrassment.  kabwilọklọk māj
embarrassed.  āliklik, jook, lo, pelọk
embarrassment caused by actions of another.  memālwewe
hard to embarrass (see jejookok {jejewekwek}).  jājjookok
incapable of being hurt or embarrassed.  mejel kil

embellish  inōknōk

ember  
embers.  mālle

emblem  kakōḷḷe

embrace  atbọkwōj, bọkwōj, kaerer, kukuul
embrace while sleeping.  jijibur

embroider  juwain
embroidery.  tiltil

embryo  kọ

emerge  waḷọk
emerge from water.  memat

emergency  
emergency equipment.  ṃaanpā
emergency treatment.  kōṃadṃōdin idiñ

emigrate  jepjep

eminent  bōtata, kokwōjarjar, utiej

emit  boutḷọk

emotion  eñjake, tūriaṃo
be overcome with emotion, excitement, joy.  raññōḷọk
emotionally unstable.  anniabeab
seat of the emotions.  bōro

emotions  
see bōro. heart, throat, seat of the emotions.  būruō
see bōro. throat, heart, seat of the emotions.  būruon

employ  jerbal
employee.  jerbal, ri-jerbal
employer.  ri-kōjerbal armej
work on a job, employment.  jọọb

empty  āmje, bar, maat
empty container.  wōpeñ

emulate  ari-, kajjioñ

enable  kōmaroñ

enchant  
enchanting.  memejaja
spell, enchantment.  anijnij

enchanted  
disenchanted.  kolōkabwi-, lo, ṃweed

encircle  kōpooḷ
encircled.  pooḷ

encircling  
encircling movement.  itūrrọọl

enclosure  oror
sunken enclosure.  nit

encounter  iioon

encourage  ketak, pen
encouragement.  tōp
to encourage, advise.  rōjañ

encumber  
encumbered.  abor

end  jeṃḷọk
at the end of.  jabōn
either end of an island.  ajokḷā
end (used in songs).  jimmiḷọk
end move.  jaṃtiltil
end of.  jabwe
end of an islet.  kiwūl, tur
inner end of a single pandanus key.  kiār

endanger  kauwōtata

endeavor  jibadbad, kajjioñ, kakkōt, kijbadbad

endorse  jain, rie

endurance  kijenmej

endure  kōṃbade
unable to endure physically.  ñatñat

enduring  kije
long enduring.  meanwōd

enemy  kōjdat

energetic  ājmuur, keeñki

energize  
excited, agitated, energized.  eṃṃōḷō

energy  keeñki

enervate  aploñloñ

enforce  jejjet kūtien

engage  
engaged.  koba, pālo, poub

engine  injin
broken, of engines.  wōla
engineer.  injinia
fit together, put together an engine or piece of machinery.  bobo
mix sail power with engine power.  kabodān
operate an engine.  leinjin
run, of engines.  jọ
to crank an engine (with causative prefix).  jọ
use an engine.  leinjin
with outboard engine.  ḷoon

England  Iñlij
place name, England.  Iñlen

English  Iñlij

engrave  ṃalen

enhance  
enhanced.  uñkipden

enjoy  itok-limoin, kōṇaan
enjoyment.  tūb

enlarge  
enlargement of breasts at puberty.  bwā

enormous  debbōn
enormousness.  depdep

enough  bwe
enough, of goods or needs.  keke
just enough.  bōka-
not enough.  jabwe
not enough of counted things.  jọuñ
see bwe. enough.  ebwe

enrage  
enraged.  ro

enroll  deḷọñ

ensign  bōḷeak

entangle  pok
disentangle.  kōmmeḷeḷe, mejaḷ
entangled.  ḷorak

enter  deḷọñ, mọọn
enter and hide inside coral, said of fish only.  pọ
enter into.  mọk
enter lagoon.  ṃweeaar
follow a large wave in entering a lagoon.  ḷooribeb

enterprise  būrojāāk, jerbal

entertain  kaṃōṇōṇō

enthuse  bab-laḷin

enthused  
challenged, enthused, excited, stirred.  ketak

enthusiasm  ellowetak, itok-limoin, limo
lose enthusiasm.  ṃweed

entice  kōkaal
call or entice animals or children to come near.  kōkaal

entire  aolep
entirely.  ḷam jako, wōtōm
entirely finished.  dede
entirety.  iio

entrance  aor, kōjām

entreat  añōtñōt, tūbḷotak

envelope  impiḷoob, kilin lōta

envious  ban, kaṃo, paḷ

environment  meḷan

enviscerate  
gut, enviscerate, disembowel fish or animals.  jejetōk

envy  juunṃaad, ḷọḷōjjed

Epibulus  
a fish, wrasse, Epibulus insidiator.  katōk
a fish, wrasse, Epibulus insidiator.  

epidemic  
flu epidemic.  mejin

epilepsy  anen etao

epileptic  
have an epileptic attack.  jib

Epinephelus  
Epinephelus striatus.  aleañ
a fish, grouper, Epinephelus adscenscionis.  ḷōjepjep
a fish, grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus.  kūro
a fish, grouper, Epinephelus hexagonatus.  ṃōṃō
a fish, rock cod, Epinephelus flavocaeruleus.  pookliṃ
a fish, rock hind, Epinephelus albofasciatus.  ḷōjepjep

episode  bwebwenato

equal  āinwōt, kewa

equally  
equally (used with v. adj. in comparisons).  tōḷọk

equator  ikkwetōr

equip  
be equipped with.  le
emergency equipment.  ṃaanpā

equipment  ṃweiuk

eradicate  joḷọk, tūṃṃọṇ

erase  jejeor
erase footprints.  jieñ
erase footprints or traces.  jijioñ

erect  ejej, ju, kajjuur, kōkal
erected.  jurōk
erection.  rōrōñ

Ereunetes  
a bird, semi-palmate sandpiper, Ereunetes pusillus.  kwōl

erode  ṃōñā

Erosaria  
Erosaria helvola/erosa/flaveola or Monetaria annulus harmandiniana/moneta rhomboides.  likajjid

errand  jijilōk
rely on children to accomplish errands or chores.  ajriin uwaak

error  bōd, jirilọk

erupt  jieb-

escape  deor, jọọr, kōplọk
escape route.  iaḷan jọọr
escape, usually from getting hurt.  joor
slipped by, unite, escape.  rōḷọk

escort  apar, āñin, karwaan

esophagus  būri

especially  kanooj
plenty: especially.  ḷap

essence  loḷātāt

essential  aorōk

establish  kajjuur

estimate  aṇtọọn, leḷōmṇak
estimate by counting.  watwat
underestimate.  perper

estrange  
be estranged from.  lia
estranged.  kolōkabwi-

et cetera  āierḷọk wōt

etc  āierḷọk wōt

eternal  jānindeeo-ñanindeeo

eternity  jimmiḷọk, jiṃṃūḷọk

etiquette  kōṃanōt

eulogize  tūbḷotak

eunuch  kakōḷ

euphemism  naan mera
euphemism for sexual position.  jitnen ṃōṃō
euphemism for sexual relations.  kōmmerara

euphemistic  
euphemistic reference to any of a variety of activities, mostly off-color.  mettorkaṇ

Euphorbia  
a plant, Euphorbia heterophylla L. (Euphobiaceae).  nukne
a plant, Euphorbia thymifolia L. (Ebon.).  dāpijbok

Euphorbia  
also a species of Euphorbia.  bwilbwilikkaj

Europe  aelōñin pālle

evacuate  jepjep

evade  jeerinbale
evade, verbally.  jujuurḷọk

evaluate  watwat

evaporate  jako

even  wōnaji
come out even.  
even out.  iden-oṇe
even though.  jekdọọn
uneven.  bwijuwe, jikin uwe, tōplik tōpar
uneven, as racing canoes.  jake

even  
even if.  amñe, meñe
even though.  meñe

Evening  jota
a star (planet), Evening Star, Venus (evenings only).  Maalal
cool of the evening.  aemedḷọk
evening of the day after tomorrow.  jọteen jekḷaj
evening prayers (Protestant).  nokwōn
four evenings ago.  jọteen eo turun inne eo ḷọk juon
last evening.  jota
this evening.  jọtiinin
three evenings ago.  jọteen inne eo ḷọk juon
tomorrow evening.  jọteen ilju
yesterday evening.  jọteen inne

evenly  
fishing term, said of a coconut leaf chain used as scarer that is strung out unevenly.  kapijjule

event  waḷọk

ever  nañin
everlasting.  jānindeeo-ñanindeeo
forever.  indeeo, kōbo
live forever.  juknen

every  aolep, jabdewōt, wōtōmjej, tarlep

evidence  kaṃool, kein kaṃool

evil  nana
to possess, of evil spirits.  tuwe

evolve  ejaak

exact  jejjet, lukkuun
not exactly.  ejjabdaan

exaggerate  añḷap, kōḷḷapḷap

exalt  
exalted above another.  lijekḷọk

exam  
examination day at end of term.  jeṃnājin

examination  teej

examine  etale, iaḷan juon, idajoñjoñ, jāāk, kakōlkōl, reilik-reiṃaan
examine, physically.  kakōlkōl
scrutinize, examine.  allọk

example  annañ, jemānāe, waan joñak
take as example, experiment.  mālejjoñ

excell  
excellent.  weeppān

except  ijellọkwi-

excess  bwe
excessive.  bōlej

excessively  baj

exchange  jānij, kōrrā
customary reimbursement given by anyone in return or exchange for food, living, or payment for medicine or priest-craft.  kabwijeran

excite  
aroused to excitement.  jejeurur
be excited.  jeparujruj
excited.  ellowetak, jejeikik, jejeurur
excited, agitated, energized.  eṃṃōḷō
excitement.  iruj, jejānene
excitement during unexpected happenings.  jeparujruj

excited  
challenged, enthused, excited, stirred.  ketak

excitement  
be overcome with emotion, excitement, joy.  raññōḷọk

excl  
see kōm. we excl..  kōmij
see kōm. we excl..  kōṃro

exclamation  
an exclamation expressing sudden pain.  ūō
exclamation, of surprise.  bōraṃṃaanō
exclamation: "Goodness!".  ijā
exclamation: "wow!".  ekōḷōk

excommunicate  jarin kōtḷọk, joḷọk
be excommunicated.  buñ

excrement  kūbwe
excrement (child talk).  bwebwe

excursion  jaṃbo, kōkajoor

excuse  
make false excuses.  jekpen
to excuse.  joḷọk bōd, wūlok

execute  kōṃṃan
execute an order.  loloodjake

execution  ṃanṃan

executive  mānija

exercise  kōmmālmel

exert  
exert oneself.  kakkōt

exhaust  
exhausted.  maat, ṃōk, orā

exhibit  kaalwōjwōj

exist  ewōr, mour, or, pād, waḷọk
coexist.  jeṃdoon
existence.  mour, meḷọ
manage to exist.  kipeddikdik

exit  diwōj, wannabōj

Exocoetidae  
a fish, flying fish, family Exocoetidae.  jojo

exorbitant  bōlej

expand  ṃōñāñe
expand, as a balloon.  bōbool

expect  bōklōkōt, katmāne
as expected.  āteo
expectant.  aelellaḷ

expected  
unexpected streak of luck, windfall.  tọọr pata

expectorate  kaplo

expel  joḷọk, kọbaj
to expel.  kakkije

expensive  bōlej, dejeñ

experience  eñjake
experienced.  miminene
inexperienced (see miminene {mimnẹynẹy}).  jāmminene

experienced  
inexperienced.  watre

experiment  elmọkot
take as example, experiment.  mālejjoñ

expert  moot, ṃōkade, ṇakṇōk, tijeṃḷọk, wājepdik
good in fishing, expert in fishing.  aewanlik
intuition and knowledge possessed by certain expert Marshallese navigators using traditional methods.  kabuñpet

explain  kōmmeḷeḷe
explain something in detail.  iiaak

explanation  
explanation of meaning of words.  rāpeḷta-

explode  bokkoḷọk, debokḷọk

exploit  ājḷor
exploit a fishing grounds.  tuwe

explore  jatoḷ

explosion  
sound of an explosion.  bokkoḷọk

explosive  
explosive sound, voiceless bilabial affricate.  rūb

export  diwōj

expose  jejedwawa, kowaḷọk
expose one's faults before his face.  jeklep
exposed.  keelwaan
exposed to wind and air.  añjerak

exposure  
spoiled from overexposure to air and sun.  ṃōṇakṇak

express  kowaḷọk

expression  
expression, "chicken!".  pedej
expression: "impossible!".  eban

expurgate  katoḷọk

extend  ṃōñāñe
extended.  

extent  joña
see joña. size, extent.  joñan

exterior  lik, nabōj

external  anilik, lik

extinct  
become extinct.  ḷot

extinguish  kukun, ṃanṃan

extort  kowadoñ

extra  daṃok

extract  wōmwōm, wūjroñ
a food, juice extracted from fresh pandanus.  jowaanroñ
coconut cloth used to squeeze and extract oil from grated coconut.  jouneak
extracted.  teep
method of extracting coconut meat out of its shell without breaking the meat.  kōmmālwewe
method of extracting pudding from cooked pandanus.  kilọk

extraordinary  kōppaḷpaḷ

extravagant  bōlej

extreme  jabōn, toḷọk
extremely.  ātin, dọlin, lukkuun, ḷam jako

extricate  
extricate, as meat from clam.  arar

eye  māj
apple of one's eye.  ñiejo
bleary-eyed.  mejkōr
burn, of eyes.  korōt
cross-eyed.  aljet
eye cataract.  
eye of.  meja-
eyeball.  ijuun māj, timmej
eyebrow.  āt
eye-catching.  kōmājmāj
eyes dim with age.  arrom
eyes wide open.  kabūrōrō
eyesight.  rōre
get something in one's eye.  pelọk
gritty feeling under the eyelids.  tōtaorak
have sore eyes.  mejmetak
inflamed eye.  pilo
keep an eye on.  oṇaak
look out of the corner of the eye.  addikdik
open eyes under water.  tumej
pie-eyed.  aljet
pluck out eyes.  itūk
possessive classifier, eyes, lids, openings, eyeglasses, masks, or goggles.  meja-
pupil of eye.  tōṃa
pupil of the eye.  ijuun māj
rub ones eye.  itūñ
see māj. eye.  meja
see māj. eye.  mejaṃ
see māj. eye.  mejān
slimy-eyed.  mejkōr
smaller eye of sprouted coconut.  tōbo
sticky, of eyes.  tōtaorak
sty on the eye.  ātbwe
wide-eyed.  kabūrōrō

eyeglass  
possessive classifier, eyes, lids, openings, eyeglasses, masks, or goggles.  meja-

eyeglasses  māj, māj kilaaj
eyeglasses of.  meja-

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