Yurok dictionary

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chaanuuks young child, baby, newborn

chahkwoh pants, trousers

chegaanoksek' I forgive

chegeyoh small knife, pocket knife

chegeyonahpimek' I am tired of

chegeyonepek' I am annoyed at (someone)

chegeyoninepek' I am tired of

chego'onep' four-point buck

chekchin salmon trap

chekwchekwah vertical stripes around a basket

chekws heart

chek'wehl prayer seat, "stone 'seats' on mountains ... They are semicircular walls of mortared stones, a yard or two across, three or four feet high", flat place in front of a cliff

chelog close woven basket for seeds, fancy basket for valuables

chelogaapihl ribs

chelogehl ribs

chelogepihl ribs

cheskew scoop net for candlefish

cheskewehl plunge net for small fish (scooped downward at high water)

chewes hand

chewin mother-in-law

cheyketew little finger, pinky finger

che'loh dry (food), bake (food), cure (food), dry by heating

che'lohtek' I dry (food), I bake (food), I cure (food), I dry by heating

che'lohtemew be dried (of food)

che'loyehl they are dry

chichos younger sibling, younger sister

chii'sh woodpecker crest, woodpecker scalp

chik'war chair, stool

chimos uncle

chines young man, teenage boy

chinomelek' I give away part of my winnings in a game

chinomewah young man

chinomewes young man, teenage boy

chi'm uncle!

chkenoowok be very stupid, be very poor

chkenoowoksek' I am very stupid, I am very poor

chkiikr' fork, table fork

chkrkrr' pierce, spear, pitchfork, fork (utensil)

chmeyonen 'o 'we-'i'i'gah dinner

chmrk be angry, person who pouts, moody person

chnaa woman's brother-in-law

chnin sister-in-law

choch relative

chohchoh apron, skirt

chokchoop' drum, drumstick

chokchoop'a'r drum, drumstick

chopele'y short blanket coat, baby's rabbit skin blanket

chowon seine net, eel net, dip net, lamprey net

chowonek' I fish with a seine net

cho'w fish with seine net from rocks

chpega'r hear, ask, ear

chpiigo'repek' I get ready for a race

chpishr'rhl mirror, window, glass

chpoksek' I think, I meditate

chpoksimek' I remember, I think back, I recollect

chprwrk remember, think of, miss, pine for, become lonesome for

chprwrksek' I remember, I long for, I think about

chprwrksimek' I remember, I think of someone, I miss someone, I pine for

chpurowok' I menstruate

chrhkwek' I am jumping center (in the brush dance)

chrkw jump center (in the brush dance), bird's tail

chrwrnrh "a network headdress falling down the nape and back", long close-woven headdress, head netting

chrwrnr' large fishing net

chrwrsrtrw index finger, pointer finger

chry little person

chuhl well, goodbye, so be it

chulula' Chilula Indian

chulusew runny eyes

churp'r'y comb

chuu' well, goodbye, come on

chyuuk'wech steer (a boat), paddle in back

chyuuk'wechook' I steer (a boat)

chyuup'r'y comb oneself, comb

ch'ig saliva, foam

ch'wona' coat

haamoh bear grass, used in basket making

haamur pendant worn in mourning

hahpelin be lively, be happy

hahpelinepek' I feel lively, I feel happy

hahsehl urine

harpun mint, mint tea

hegel dance

hegon spoon, scraper

hegoorekich yerba buena tea, vine tea

hegoo' paddle

hehlkew 'woogey former people (having retreated inland)

hehlkiklaa Klamath River Indians

hehlku 'we-rego'oh gill net

hekwch small basket for acorn soup, eating basket, soup basket, serving bowl, bowl

helog cooking paddle, acorn mush stirrer, stirring paddle

helomeyek' I dance

hewolon heal, cure (the body, an illness)

hewoneki'r have an erection

heyomoksek' I am lucky

himar 'we-chah underwear

himar 'wo-'oy underwear

himrchrwek' I weave (baskets) quickly

hle'm heel

hle'mekw heel of foot, sole of shoe

hlkekwolek' I limp, I am lame, I am crippled

hlke'mah ladder, stepping stones

hlkr'rmry war dance

hlkr'rmryek' I sing a war dance song

hlkwrt'rr' pass gas through the vagina

hlmeyoksimek' I am suspicious of

hlmeyorkwishonek' I am feared, I am an object of fear

hohkum 'u-prhchekws storage basket for tobacco

hohsepek' I am ashamed

hokchkehl arrow flaker

holihl hazel shoot, hazel sticks (used in basket making), hazel

holimek' I weave (baskets)

holimew be woven (baskets)

holoyu'l water for soaking basket materials

homtah play, play with, be happy

homtepek' I play, I play with, I am happy

hoogech nii'n astronomer

hookw gamble

hookwchek' I gamble, I play cards

hoolechek' I stir (a liquid), I paddle

hooloh basket (general term)

hooloh rohkut basketball

hooloyehl they are twisted, they are woven crooked, they are not straight (badly made baskets in which the uprights are not vertical)

hoonechek' I paddle upstream

hoorechewek' I weave baskets, I make baskets, I grope, I reach

hooroksek' I am cunning, I am clever

hoorurehlek' I feel sick, I feel nauseous, I have nausea

hoyii oh!, hey!, hello!

ho'nit bait, lure

ho'nk'et bait, lure

ho'opewek' I make acorn soup

hrgrk'ryen dealer

hrhlprh stick game

hrhlpr' sticks (in stick game)

hrkwtrks small basket used as drinking cup, plate or dish

hrk'ryek' I hide

hrmchrh adulterer

hr'rhkrhl be fresh (food, etc.)

hunpeyok' I want the opposite sex, I am sexually aroused, I am horny

hup'oola' Hupa Indian, the Hupa people

huuk child, baby

huuksoh child, children

kaamew it is bitter, it tastes bad, it is sour

kaamewetek' I have a bad taste in my mouth, I do not like the taste of something

kaamok be disliked

kaamoksimek' I dislike, I hate

kaamuuks bastard

ka'aal slave

ka'anoh blanket

ka'a'n deerhide blanket with hair on it, blanket, deerskin wrap (in the Jump Dance)

ka'mt'em basket for valuables

keche'w cover on a baby basket

kegem someone who is jealous of everything

kegey doctor, Indian doctor

kegoh acorn soup

kehlkem red clay, floor

kehlpeyok' I sing through a dream (of a doctor), I lose control of myself at the doctor dance

kekwon pounding basket (bottomless)

kekwsah apron of bark

keloke'l throat

kemew storage basket for tobacco

kemolochek' I am jealous, I envy

kenik'wech steer (a boat)

kenik'wechook' I steer (a boat)

kep'ehl there is a housepit, hole in a tree, hole in the ground, housepit

kep'ohl a hollow, a space, clearing, house pit

kep't'oh feed an infant soft food

keromekinohl key

keromoh turn round (of a wheel, etc., intr.), vehicle, car, automobile

keskihl lower side, woodshed anteroom

kesomewehlek' I am homesick, I long for, I miss, I am sad, I am lonesome, I am sorry for (someone)

kesomewtek' I am homesick

kesomuy corpse, dead person

ket'etew palm (of hand)

ket'ey be still (of anything movable), be parked, be moored

ket'ket'e'y lie (of boats)

ket'op' it is in a pot (liquid), it is scraped (shins)

kewoy burden basket

keychelew speak the medicine formula on the ninth day of a girl's first menstruation

keyom dipper basket

ke'moh bailer

ke'mohpechek' I bail out

ke'mohpet bail out water

ke'mohpetechek' I bail out water

ke'mow food

kimoleni hooloh waste basket

kin fisherman

kmoypon spread (butter, jam, etc.)

knetew finger

knetken flint, arrowhead, bullet, cartridge

knetknet arrowhead, cartridge

knewetek' I fish with a net

knewoletew middle (long) finger

kochpoksek' I think over, I meditate

kohchenish large tanned deerskin used for blankets or dresses (larger than smechoy)

kokos mother

kopin coffee

kowishcho' thank you, thanks, I am grateful

ko'l 'ne-so'n my genitals (male or female)

ko'omech Orleans Indian, Karuk Indian, Karuk people

krchpok' I menstruate for the first time

krch'rk row a boat

kreychoh hair ties

krgrchek' I row

krgrsrh musket

krgrtkr' fisherman

krgrwrs wrist

krguuk a round is won (in a game)

krhl earring

krkrchpok' I menstruate, I menstruate for the first time, I reach womanhood

krkrhl ankle

krkr'wrk chik'war rocking chair

krkr'wrk'ws it is cranky (of a boat)

krku'yrmrhl zigzag pattern, wavy pattern

krku'yr' be crooked, zigzag design on baskets

krmrtrw little finger

krs'rkw shoulder blade

krtkek' I go trout fishing, I go fishing with pole

krtkrhl trout fishing pole

krt'r' bald person

krwrs wrist

krwryrh chin, jaw, beard

kry braids, hair wraps, hair tie, two braids

kryrmrh skull

kr'yr' peel (fruit or vegetable)

ku wa'aw mehl meguhlsoni mop

kuch grandmother

kuchos grandmother

kurish the end of a net, the point of a V-shaped mark, used for calendar keeping, made in a slate slab in the floor of a sweat-house

kuurk cross the goal-line, score, as in the stick game

kuurksek' I play the stick game, I score (in the stick game)

kwar peg, nail, lamprey awl, sewing awl, needle, wooden needle

kwenomet part of a sweathouse, big door of a sweathouse, "the exit and ventilator", "the place to the left of the exit, likely to be occupied by the 'owner'"

kwere'we'y dugout canoe

kweruhl snout, long nose

kweskwesek' I have a cold, I caught a cold

kwes'oyew prayer doctor

kwes'oyewek' I treat (used of prayer doctor)

kwetoyos pear-shaped piece of wood put near fire in wishing ill on someone

kwoyteme'l shoulder

kwrhl image, picture, shadow, doll, movie

kyahto'r sweat, sweat

kya' sore, ulcer

kya'hl'oo' open sore, ulcer, open wound

kye'w capsize

kye'wolep' it capsizes, someone turns over (e.g. in a boat or a wagon)

kye'wo'l it capsizes

kyrnikrhl sprain

kyrnikrt sprain

k'enroksimek' I trust, I admire, I respect

k'ensoonoksimek' I dislike, I have hateful thoughts about

k'ep'ew grandchild

k'erep' widow

k'ewen widow who has cut her hair in mourning, widow with her hair cut quite short, above the shoulder

k'irwrlr'ry be gray-haired

k'limowok' I feel ill

k'ohoo unmarried mother, mother of bastards

k'ookwsook' I cut up, I split (fish, etc.), I cut into pieces, I dress fish or game

laayo' jump up and down (of a boat), pitch (of a boat)

legaa'y doorway, trail, path, retreat, a place where someone or something passes through, the place by the entrance door in the sweathouse

legep'ew storage place

lehlkemok' I wrap (something) in skunk cabbage leaves (for cooking)

lekwsoo small door of a sweathouse, exit hole, space in front of the door

lem hook eels

lemolohl eel-hook, gaff for lamprey eels

lemolook' I hook eels

lemolo'ohl eel-hook, gaff for lamprey eels

lepehlek' I ache

lepkwoh form seaweed into round cakes

lepoh hip

lepo'm headband "worn by the woman formulist in the Brush Dance ... normally made of ordinary feathers", doctor's forehead band of condor ruff

lewet net, fish net, salmon net

lewetek' I fish with a net, I set a net

lewoleyetek' I pull (a boat) through shallow water by hand

lewole'y it is pulled through shallow water by hand

leyolekwsa' zigzag design on baskets, vertical stripe on baskets

le'wehl house used at the making of the Fish Dam at Kepel

loo fish weir, fish dam

loogin fish weir, fish dam, the Fish Dam at Kepel

lo' chief builder of the Fish Dam at Kepel

lrh saliva, spittle

lrhpryehl drool, saliva, spittle

lr'gr' black person

lr'rgrh be black, be dark-colored, (round things) coffee

lr'rgrysh dark-skinned person

luuwoloyek' I cramp, I have a cramp

luu' fish with a net, set a net

markarkihl hip

ma'ah spear, spear, salmon harpoon pole, up to 16 feet long

ma'ahskehl spear

ma'ahskek' I spear, I go spear fishing

ma'ahskimek' I spear

ma'ahskumek' I spear

ma'ak head rings, "a stuffed ring of deerskin with three or four of the scarlet [woodpecker] scalps sewn on", "head rings with woodpecker on them", head roll

mechlaa something fire goes through, chimney, stove pipe, fireplace

mecholep mucus in one's eye

mechole'w eye mucus

mechomi' venereal disease, the clap

megenep' it moves or stretches in an elastic way (like an inchworm, or in a belly-ache or body building), it (someone's stomach) aches

meges doctor, white doctor, medical doctor

megeyoo miscarry, die soon after birth, be stillborn, lose children in childbirth

mehl 'e'ga' mehl muhlsoni eraser

mehlku part of a Yurok house: "the peripheral part ... at ground level, as contrasted with the sunken center ... It is usually pretty well filled with large food-storage baskets.", "a place in the sweathouse, the corner farthest from both entrance and exit ... There is always a floor of smooth planks or stone slabs."

mekey children

mekeyowok children

mekwa'r menstrual hut

mek'woh pus

meleg excrement

meli' there is a brush dance

melok' I attend a brush dance

meloo brush dance

melox excrement, feces, turds

melo' brush dance officiant, medicine woman

menewkwek' I drown, I go under water, , I am bashful

mene's tow a boat, pull ashore, boat rope

menoo' pull a boat ashore, pull (anything, not just boats)

mep'och beard, mustache, whiskers

meraawoni smoked (of salmon)

meraa's it (food) is smoky, cure by smoke

meruh chego'onep' five-point buck

mese'n lichen for dyeing yellow, yellow moss, tree moss

mesi'ronun a slim man

meskwok' I doctor someone

mesolehl large platter for salmon meat, openwork and larger than 'lahpsew

mestek lining of leaves in a basket

mestenekw ferns used to line baskets

mestok line something (clothes, baskets, etc.)

mes'ehl a basket for drying things in, drying basket

metolep snot

met'ik rectum, ass!

mew widower

mewimor old man

mewipihl waist, tree trunk

mewi'm widower

mewolep' deerskin dance officiant

mewore'win towel

mey mourn, cry, tear, tears (from eyes)

meychoh storage basket, "similar in shape [to pahtekws], but made altogether of hazel, without overlaying or patterns", measuring basket (for liquids)

meyoo be pregnant

meyoomoyek' I am pregnant

me'loh in-law whose spouse has died but who remains with spouse's family, relative

me'yk'wah boil (skin affliction), pus

michos cousin, male cousin, elder brother

mihlpehl leg, shin, lower leg

miikiwrh double ended boat

minek' I bet

mochkwoch' little boy's penis

mohlkwoh head

mokwsek muscle, sinew

moykek' I die (used of gods, plants, and animals)

mo'l sexual intercourse

mrkchr'rkrhl hip, hip bone

mrnr'skwry pull the skin off a fish

mrrgen lungs

mrsrw ointment

mrstrk line a basket, lining to make something warmer

mrtrlrp' nasal mucus, runny nose

mrtrw buttocks, rump, derriere, arse

mrw food carried with one, food brought by bride

mrwpok' I carry food with me

mrwprh food carried with one, food brought by bride, packed lunch

mrwrch the dance is ending, the end of a dance

mrwr'y the final dance at the brush dance is danced

mr'p'rhl pubic hair

much ro' automobile, car, vehicle

mun dress

munchehl ceremonial dress, dance dress

munchoh dress

munchrhl milk

munchrs fair-skinned person, white animal or bird

muntrs fair-skinned person

muschen really, truly, true, yes, truly

muuwimor old men

mu'rip large basket for cooking acorn soup, cooking pot basket

myootek' I push, I put on (clothes, shoes)

myootelek' I am pushed, I am shoved

naagoh gut on one side

naanaak' ring of black and white dots around the bottom of a basket

na'atew ring finger

na'ma'w chipper (tool)

nega' surf-fish net, triangle net

negenich mouse, bastard child

negi'ihl twins

nego'ep' forked-horn buck, two-point buck

nego'ohlen midwife

nekteyok' I admire the cleverness of a person

nektok like (a favorite), pity

nektoksimek' I adore, I admire, I like (someone)

nemekw adze

nepek' I eat

new breast milk

newon breast, nipple, tit, breast milk

ney greeting between women

neyen greeting between women

nigrk half a boat, a boat with a part split off

niigem flint, obsidian

ninicho'y saw (tool)

ninos woman married to a relative

niwah man married to a relative

ni'iyun sibling

nohchur bone hairpin

nohlpeyek' I go out, I defecate, I go to the bathroom

nohlpeyok' I defecate, I go the bathroom

nohpet'ekws dry-salmon maggot or beetle, black bug, weevil, stranger

nohpewihl sing solo at the brush dance, brush dance song, heavy song

nohpey enter one's wife's house, half-married man

nohpeyu'l raised rim of a basket, raised edge

nohpuuk child of a "half" (matrilocal) marriage

noksimek' I think of

nooych eat food as a guest

nooychkwek' I eat food as a guest

nooychkwok' I eat food as a guest

nowinah be happy, enjoy

nowinepek' I am happy, I enjoy, I like the feeling

nowoh greeting between men

noy shoe

no'ohpiit belt

no'oma'r title of girl helper at the Fish Dam ceremony

no'os baby basket

no'oy shoe, shoes

no'oyek' I have shoes on

nrgrnrhl the interior part of a dwelling-place or sweathouse

nrhchrr' fishhook

nrhsrpr' shave (trans.), shave oneself, razor

nrprw meat

nrrmry sing songs, brush dance song

nrrmryek' I sing songs

nrrmrypeyok' I'm singing (in the brush dance)

nrrwrt visit the sick

nrryrksek' I betray a trust

nrryrwrksek' I am betrayed

nr' snare

nr'mrwu' adze blade

nr'rmrh snare

nr'rmrs snare, a trigger snare

nr'rmrt deer meat, venison

nr'rmrtek' I snare

nr'rnrh Coast Yurok, Coast Indian

nr'rpek' I trap

nr'rs trap

nr'rsek' I trap

nr'wkwrt arrow

nuneg food

nunepew food, fish

nunepuh food, fish

nunepuy food, fish

paarew father-in-law

pah neck

pah legaa scarf

pahtekws storage basket for food, "much larger" than a prhchrkws

pahtun neck


parkokwch guessing sticks, playing card

pa'aap' ladyfern, woodwardia fern (dyed in alder juice and used in basket making)

pa'ahpetew bowstring

pechiklaa up river Indian, Karuk Indian, Karuk people

pechoch broil

pegem knife

pegemip wire, iron, steel, metal, sharp stone or hard wood used for making knives

pegrk man, male person, real man, rich man, independent person, all-grown-up person

pehlpe'l matches

pekoyek blood

pekwolewek' I peel sticks (for baskets)

pekwon basket used for acorn pounding

pemek' I cook

pemey grease, cooking fat, oil, blubber, lard, liquid fat

pemoroh drippings

pemoyekw rock dish, a hollowed rock used in cooking to collect grease drippings

penkw acorn flour

pepah pepper

perey grow old (of a woman), old woman, old lady

peskoh spear, fish spear, three piece toggle head for catching salmon

pesoh clitoris

pew cook

pewomek' I cook

pewomin a cook

pewomo'r s/he cooks for someone

peya'r cook over an open fire

peychew deceased grandfather

pichowos grandfather

piish pea

pinos older sister

pirwrksimek' I love

pishkaahl 'o koh seafood

pishkah salt, sea, ocean

pi'woh why not!, you're welcome!, sure!, okay

pkwegeno'ohl quill, needle, awl

pkwok find out

pkwoksimek' I find out (what somebody is thinking), I find (somebody) out

pla's stick for measuring meshes of a net

plegokw headband of woodpecker scalps, headroll

pletew thumb, big toe

plowah flour

ponchech gray deer, white deerskin

ponus pre-pubescent vagina, hymen

popsew bread

poychekws a small basket tray for seeds used as food

poykoh flat basket, pan, pot

poy'weson chief, leader, boss, best (at doing something), headman

po'oh get well, heal (intr.), scar, healed sore

prhchrkws plain trinket basket, fancy basket

prhsrh rifle, gun

prkryr'r'y it is red (animals, birds, human hair)

prkr'm club, jar

prkwchihl headdress with feathers

prkwry hills, the back of a house, the rear part of a house

prmryrh 'we-ch'wona' raincoat, waterproof coat

prmryrh 'we-'ekah rain hat

prpryuupek' I am curly, I have curly hair

prwkwish elbow

prykrr' brain, brains

pryrm penis

pr'yp'r'w be sour

pulekukla' downriver Indian, Yurok Indian

puliklaa down river people, the river Yurok

punomihl malicious thoughts (cause of illness in someone else), contamination, bad omen

punomihlkok' I am contaminated, I have a pain

purchihl brush dance cap

pu'nek' I fart, I break wind, I expel gas

pyeweg perform the white deerskin dance, white deerskin dance

pyewolumek' I chew

pyrwrksimek' I love

pyrwrksishonowok' I am lovely

pyurowok' I perform the sacred rites at a dance, I purify myself

pyuuweg perform the deerskin dance, deerskin dance

raahlkah build up, roof, dam, stepping stones

raak ni ye'y stem of maidenhair fern (used in baskets)

raas rice

ra'asishon disgusting person

rechkok' I dance in a particular direction

rechook' I paddle, I row

regey ceremonial headdress

rego' feather, feather for display (as in headband), morning feathers (in brush dance), "simple upright down-head feathers" in the deerskin dance

reguukwoh liquor

reguukwo' beverage, especially liquor

rehl'ep' be concentrated in a given direction, of a wish or a prayer, be tossed in a given direction in the stick game, point in a given direction, of a person

rekewich fish for trout with two lines

rekiroy broil, broil over a fire

rekwetoy scarf

rekwoh drink

rekwohpeyok' I drink

rekwo'm part of the roof

remoh take part in doctor dance, kick dance, doctor dance, kick dance

remohpoh doctor dance song, doctor song


repchem honey, sugar

repoh doorway

repokw doorway, porch, front porch

repoy drum song

repoyok' I sing a song with drum beating

rewoch lip(s)

rewoh lip(s)

rewpenek' I win (in gambling)

rohkun ball

rohpir semen

rohsek' I throw, I pitch (a ball)

rohsimek' I throw, I spear, I harpoon

rohtek'w testicle, scrotum, testes

roksimek' I trust

rook'ws it blows (of wind), s/he is flatulent

roowo's pipe

roowo's hegoh a plant whose leaves are used for colds

rooysh rice

rorowenek' I fish, I hunt, I fish with hook for eels, I gather (e.g. clams)

rurowech dance in a particular direction, move across the sky (of stars)

rurowok' I sing, I boil over, I sing

saameyohl widow with her hair cut quite short, above the shoulder, widow

saameyohl 'o 'u-meyoo a child born while its widowed mother was still cutting her hair

sar glue, chewing gum

sarkew glue, pitchy substance from pine trees used for glue and for chewing gum, chewing gum

sa'ahl have a fit, have a tantrum, ghost

sech dried strip of salmon, dried salmon fillets

sechkes dried strip of salmon, dried salmon fillets

seksah small shell used on dresses

sepolekikla' any tribe living in the prairies

sewkwelumek' I am bruised

se'lepek' I scrape the inside of a basket smooth

ska'ah sole of foot, palm of hand

ska'atew finger, toe

skego'oo sail, cloth, sail, rag

sketew little finger

skewichokw nicely made basket, basket with good shape

skewok want, wish, love, like

skewoksimek' I want, I wish, I love, I like

ske'woyehl they are ripe, they are cooked

skoy buckskin, strip of buckskin, leather, deerskin, elk hide

skoypihl flank, side (body part)

skrwich craftsman, a woman who makes fine designs, fine work, centipede

skrwichewek' I weave (baskets) well and smoothly

skrytrk'w woman's dress

skrytrk'wrlek' I dress myself (of a woman)

skuuwetek' I like to taste, I like to eat

skuuwolon kmoypon jam

skuuwoloni something sweet, sweets, candies

skuuwoloni pa'ah soda

slekwoh shirt

slekwohpeyek' I put a shirt on

slekwohso'm s/he dresses someone

slekwslekw clothes

slekwslekwoh dress oneself, clothes

sleyehl substance like mucus which contained a pain object

sloowin raw (of food)

sloowpey eat raw

sloyhlketo' brush, broom

sloyonechkenekw they slide into water (of boats)

sloyonekw it slides into water (of a boat)

slrprh thigh, penis

slryhl handkerchief

slryhlkrp'ook' I blow my nose

sluuk'woh space at the foot of the sweathouse ladder

smechook' I make supple, I tan, I split (sugar pine nuts)

smechoy skin a large animal, tanned deerskin, man's loin-covering of buckskin, worn in summer

smeykolumek' I pine, I miss

sme'lenek' I masturbate (of men)

sme'lenepek' I masturbate (of men)

sme'ruhl scissors

smohta'r bow (for arrows)

sonchook' I paddle, I propel a boat, I paddle in a particular direction

sonin feel, think (a particular way)

soninah feel, think

soninepek' I feel, I think (a particular way)

soonewetek' I taste (something)

soonoksek' I think

soono' be angry, be furious, resent

soono'p'eyok' I am angry, I am furious, I resent

sooyhl gum (part of mouth)

soo' cascara tree, chittamwood, cascara tree bark used as laxative

so'ch'ik roof, ceiling

sraach' tanned skin, quiver

srahkwoh loincloth

srekw ring

srek'wahpiit breechcloth

srek'wepiit diaper

sroy signal in games

srp headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

srpryr' headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

swechoh tear, yard (measure, of cloth)

sweyoksimek' I slight, I insult, I am aloof, I am disrespectful

sweyoksishonowok' I am rude

sweyoninepek' I am aloof, I don't want to associate, I fade, I doubt myself, I dislike the idea

syoolah dance in the brush dance (of a girl)

s'echoh horn, horns, wedge

s'oh anus, rectum

s'rrprhl marrow (of bone)

taahl ceremonial singer

tegi'n porcupine, porcupine quill, yellow moss for dying basket materials, anything yellow, canary

tegoksimek' I praise

tektey stomach

tektomoksek' I am angry, I am mad

tekwonekws "the cylindrical trunk for feather dresses, etc.", box, case, chest

tekwonekws 'u-kwrhl television

tekwonur hammer

tekwsa'r heart of salmon, uvula

tekwskey manroot, wild cucumber, pickle

telek' I am ill, I am sick, I am physically unwell

telogehl "small animate objects which in the body of an ordinary person cause disease but in the body of [a doctor] give her clairvoyance and the faculty of curing", pain, disease, illness

telogumek' I am in pain, I resent

tenpeyok' I eat much, I eat a lot, I overeat

tenumonok have bad luck wished on one, bad luck, spirits, insane

tenumonoksimek' I wish bad luck on, I cast a spell on

tenumonoksoyek' I have bad luck wished upon me

tepolehl post of a sweathouse, "the place in the sweathouse opposite the exit, and the place of honor", middle (of a sweathouse, a valley, etc.)

tetolohlek' I cry, I neigh (of a horse)

tetomok be angry (at someone)

tetomoksimek' I am angry (at someone)

tetomosek' I am angry, I am mad

tew flesh

tewey forehead

tewomehl be glad, happy

tewomehlkook' I am glad, I am happy

tewon flesh

tey brother-in-law (of a man)

teytesek' I am angry

te'nah drunk

te'nahspek' I am drunk

te'noyok' I feel insulted

te'noyowok' I feel insulted

te'rekws a close-woven conical basket for seed gathering, bride's basket

te'rekws 'u-son thimble

tiiget crybaby

tikus Italian person or people

tinuumonok crazy person

tkek'wa'r pot

tkek'we'l pot, pan, kettle

tkek'we'look' I boil

tkwep' 'u-mihl 'we-chahkwoh shorts, short pants

tmentmen throb, ache

tmook' I shoot

tmoolook' I shoot

tohtoh kidney

toksimek' I admire, I respect

tolowehl Tolowa Indian

tomsewok' I catch a lot (while hunting or fishing)

tooloh cheek, face

toomechek' I carry (a heavy basket)

too'mar friend, relative, relation

tos child!

totos father

to' hip (body part), thigh

tregepah fish with a dip net, fish with a triangle net

tregepa' dip net

tregepetek' I fish with a dip net

trekwonumek' I take a sip

trrlul bone put through nose of corpse, knife with short hilt

tulos aunt

tumich carrying basket

tye'womehl corner (in the back of the house)

tyohpeyok hate, dislike

tyohpeyoksimek' I hate, I dislike

tyohpishonek' I am hateful

t'weyomah basket cap

wahtey tossle in stick game

wa'aw floor

wa'awor floor

wa's'ishonowok' I am pitiful, I am wretched

wa's'ok pity

wa's'oksimek' I pity

wega'sok be unselfish

wega'soksimek' I am unselfish

wegoh go across by boat, someone who carries money settling disputes

wenchokws woman

weno'omek' point at which another rib is added in a basket frame

weroch bachelor

wesomot bow (for arrows)

weyet Wiyot Indian

weyew be woven, be finished (of baskets)

weyewetek' I weave, I finish (baskets)

weyoksek' I am poisoned, I have cancer

weyoksip Labrador tea

weyomenehl they copulate

weyo'opewek' I finish making acorn soup, I finish cooking with hot rocks

weypegar there is an epidemic

we'yon teenage girl, young woman

wiil wheel

wina'atew third finger, ring finger

wohlkekw roof

wohlur girl dancer at the Fish Dam ceremony

wokhlew be glad, thank you, thanks, I give thanks, I am grateful

wonik 'we-legoo jump dance

wor mode of address by a man to his wife

worme'y spinster, unmarried elderly lady

worochin bachelor

wo'omehl shelled acorn

wrhlprh stick game

wrsip braided trim on the front of a boat, made of hazel sticks

wrsrh navel

wrypu'r first part of a basket to be woven, beginning of basket

wr'rgry young person

wr'yrs girl, small girl

yegu'uh ferryman

yonikwo' become sprained

'ahkek' I urinate, I piss (of men)

'ahspah be given food or drink

'ahspek' I drink

'ahspeyu'r soup

'ahspu'm drink

'ahtemar write, draw, make basket designs, marking on baskets, paper, writing, drawing, book, newspaper

'ayekwi' alas!, I am sorry, a formal salutation of departure, formerly used "chiefly as farewell to the dead, etc.", hello!

'ekah hat, cap

'eka'r necklace

'ey yes

'e'gah eat in a group, have a meal, meal

'e'gu'r a carrying case of ordinary folded deerskin, basket used in jump dance, medicine basket

'e'gu'r 'wes'onah uterus

'i'i'gah dining room, table

'lahpsew openwork basket plate for eating salmon, flat basket, plate

'lepsoyhl nap of fur or fabric

'leptoyhl hair

'lumon eel trap, eel basket

'n-aawech my back (body part)

'n-ahpemew my mate, my spouse

'n-ahpew my wife

'n-ekchum my nephew

'n-iphl my tongue

'n-rp'r'n my nose

'n-rp'r'n 'we-tohpew my nostril

'na-rkow my armpit

'na-rpehl my tooth, my teeth

'ne-chekos my mother

'ne-chkah my foot

'ne-chkar my deceased brother's widow, my deceased sister's widower, my ex-sibling-in-law

'ne-chnewk'wos my son-in-law

'ne-choch my more distant relative

'ne-chochos my more distant relative

'ne-hlp'ehl my eyelash

'ne-kik my hips

'ne-kwaa my relative by marriage, my distant relative by marriage

'ne-kwen my chest (body part)

'ne-k'ep'ch'em my daughter-in-law

'ne-let my sister, my female cousin (of a woman)

'ne-le'y my brother (of a woman)

'ne-lin my eye(s), my glasses, my eyeglasses

'ne-luhl my mouth

'ne-me'y my daughter

'ne-mrm my son

'ne-nos my husband

'ne-paa my brother (of a man)

'ne-psech my father

'ne-romech my niece

'ne-sen my arm

'ne-wey my sister (of a man), my female cousin (of a man)

'ne-weyech my sister (of a man), my female cousin (of a man)

'ne-yah my stomach, my belly

'ne-ykew my younger sibling, my younger sister

'ne-ykwet my penis (usually of a prepubescent boy)

'ne-'moo my married daughter

'ne-'rep' my eyebrow

'o chwiigin place in the mountains where one regularly sits and prays, telephone

'o krgry feather camp, dress camp (in Jump Dance)

'ochek' I sneeze

'ochomek' I sneeze

'ochomok' I sneeze

'ohlkum of course, you're welcome

'ohlpeyok' I eat from, I bite

'oloyoke'l larynx, vocal chords, throat

'olulik'w lumps in acorn soup from lightly stirring

'omimos Hupa Indian

'onches bracelet

'onchook' I paddle in a particular place, as in a formation

'oohl person, people, Indian, Yurok Indian

'oohl 'we-'ekah Indian cap

'oolekwehl people, world, the human world

'oolekwoh people

'orpet duck blind

'oyekwi' long for, miss, hey!, hello!, oh!

'oyii hey!, hello!, oh!

'oyuukwi' hey!, hello!, oh!

'o'lehl house, home

'o'lehl hegoh house builder

'o'lehl 'we-sohchi roof

'o'lep house, inside of house

'o'lomah house, enter!, come in!

'o'lomehl house

'o'loolekwish 'o-n name of a female spirit, Sky Woman

'rkrh fish with a net, fishing net

'rkryshek' I urinate

'rrkrhl knee

'rumichekws "a nearly spherical basket in openwork, usually neatly made, and serving to hold sinew, awls, spoons, and small odds and ends", basket with handles, picnic basket

'r'grrch sweathouse

'r'grrk sweathouse, prayer house

'ukoko'ya' up and down design on baskets

'uma'ah devil, Indian devil

'umyo' fish dam, tail end of fishing net

'upur raised ridge round basket

'up'rh backbone, string, spinal cord

'wa'al guts, intestines

'wa'alox guts, intestines

'wechonep flat sifter basket

'wehlketeg nail, fingernail, toenail, claw

'wes body

'weskuul strap (on basket or load of wood; traditionally usually made of elk-skin)

'weskwelon body, value, trunk of body

'we'ges Chinese person

'wohpeg spruce root (used in basket making)

'wohpeg 'we-'ekah work cap made of spruce

'woo white person

'woogehlmen half-breed

'woogey be holy, former people, white man, white people, at first identified with former people

'wrhlkr' bone

'wrhlkun liver

'wrhpryrh basket cap for everyday use, full cap

'wrrgryrs fair-skinned person, brave person

'wrs skin

'wrskun skin, shell, as of acorns

'yoch boat

'yoch 'u-poyew prow of a boat

Dictionary entry

renek'v e-class • it fits me (clothing, etc.)

Lexicon record # 2830 | Source references: R242 JE55 JJ(AG8/1/2007)
Semantic domain: clothes and cloth objects

Special meaning or use

  • Sku'y soo renek'. It fits me well. JJ(AG8/1/2007)

Short recording (1) | Sentence example (1)

  1. renek' "it fits me" (spoken by Florence Shaughnessy)

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