Yurok dictionary

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Broader semantic domain: society

Related semantic domain(s): about people, activities, kinds of people

More specific semantic domains: baskets and basket making, boats and boating, clothes and cloth objects, houses and parts of houses, modern things, tools and implements

Writing system: default | hyphens | linguistic

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chahkwoh pants, trousers

chegeyoh small knife, pocket knife

chekwchekwah vertical stripes around a basket

chelog close woven basket for seeds, fancy basket for valuables

cheek'war chair, stool

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

chohchoh apron, skirt

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

chpeesher'erhl mirror, window, glass

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

chuerp'er'y comb

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

chyuuek'wechook' I steer (a boat)

chyuuep'er'y comb oneself, comb

ch'wona' coat

haamoh bear grass, used in basket making

haamuer pendant worn in mourning

hegon spoon, scraper

hegoo' paddle

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

helog cooking paddle, acorn mush stirrer, stirring paddle

heemar 'we-chah underwear

heemar 'wo-'oy underwear

heemercherwek' I weave (baskets) quickly

hlke'mah ladder, stepping stones

hohkuem 'ue-perhchekws storage basket for tobacco

hokchkehl arrow flaker

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

holeemek' I weave (baskets)

holeemew be woven (baskets)

holoyue'l water for soaking basket materials

hoolechek' I stir (a liquid), I paddle

hooloh basket (general term)

hooloh rohkuet 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

herkwterks small basket used as drinking cup, plate or dish

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

kehlkem red clay, floor

kekwon pounding basket (bottomless)

kekwsah apron of bark

kemew storage basket for tobacco

keneek'wech steer (a boat)

keneek'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

keromekeenohl key

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

keskeehl lower side, woodshed anteroom

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

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

kewoy burden basket

keyom dipper basket

ke'moh bailer

ke'mohpechek' I bail out

ke'mohpet bail out water

ke'mohpetechek' I bail out water

keemolenee hooloh waste basket

knetken flint, arrowhead, bullet, cartridge

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

kerch'erk row a boat

kreychoh hair ties

kergerchek' I row

kergerserh musket

kerhl earring

kerker'werk cheek'war rocking chair

kerker'werk'ws it is cranky (of a boat)

kerkue'yermerhl zigzag pattern, wavy pattern

kerkue'yer' be crooked, zigzag design on baskets

kery braids, hair wraps, hair tie, two braids

kue wa'aw mehl meguehlsonee mop

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

kwerhl image, picture, shadow, doll, movie

kye'w capsize

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

kye'wo'l it capsizes

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

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

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

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

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

mehl 'e'ga' mehl muehlsonee eraser

mehlkue 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."

mekwa'r menstrual hut

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

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

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

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

mewore'ween towel

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

meeekeewerh double ended boat

mersterk line a basket, lining to make something warmer

muech ro' automobile, car, vehicle

muen dress

muenchehl ceremonial dress, dance dress

muenchoh dress

mue'reep large basket for cooking acorn soup, cooking pot basket

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

myootelek' I am pushed, I am shoved

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

na'ma'w chipper (tool)

nemekw adze

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

neeneecho'y saw (tool)

nohchuer bone hairpin

nohpeyue'l raised rim of a basket, raised edge

noy shoe

no'ohpeeet belt

no'os baby basket

no'oy shoe, shoes

no'oyek' I have shoes on

nergernerhl the interior part of a dwelling-place or sweathouse

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

ner'merwue' adze blade

pah legaa scarf

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

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

pegem knife

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

pehlpe'l matches

pekwolewek' I peel sticks (for baskets)

pekwon basket used for acorn pounding

pkwegeno'ohl quill, needle, awl

pla's stick for measuring meshes of a net

poychekws a small basket tray for seeds used as food

poykoh flat basket, pan, pot

perhcherkws plain trinket basket, fancy basket

perhserh rifle, gun

perker'm club, jar

perkwcheehl headdress with feathers

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

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

permeryerh 'we-'ekah rain hat

puercheehl brush dance cap

raahlkah build up, roof, dam, stepping stones

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

raas rice

rechook' I paddle, I row

regey ceremonial headdress

rekwetoy scarf

rekwo'm part of the roof


repoh doorway

repokw doorway, porch, front porch

roowo's pipe

sar glue, chewing gum

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

seksah small shell used on dresses

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

skego'oo sail, cloth, sail, rag

skeweechokw nicely made basket, basket with good shape

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

skerweechewek' I weave (baskets) well and smoothly

skeryterk'w woman's dress

skeryterk'werlek' I dress myself (of a woman)

slekwoh shirt

slekwohpeyek' I put a shirt on

slekwohso'm s/he dresses someone

slekwslekw clothes

slekwslekwoh dress oneself, clothes

sloyhlketo' brush, broom

sloyonechkenekw they slide into water (of boats)

sloyonekw it slides into water (of a boat)

sleryhl handkerchief

sluuek'woh space at the foot of the sweathouse ladder

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

sme'ruehl scissors

smohta'r bow (for arrows)

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

so'ch'eek roof, ceiling

srahkwoh loincloth

srekw ring

srek'wahpeeet breechcloth

srek'wepeeet diaper

serp headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

serperyer' headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

swechoh tear, yard (measure, of cloth)

s'echoh horn, horns, wedge

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

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

tekwonekws 'ue-kwerhl television

tekwonuer hammer

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.)

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

te'rekws 'ue-son thimble

tkek'wa'r pot

tkek'we'l pot, pan, kettle

tkwep' 'ue-meehl 'we-chahkwoh shorts, short pants

toomechek' I carry (a heavy basket)

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

tuemeech carrying basket

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

t'weyomah basket cap

wa'aw floor

wa'awor floor

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

weyew be woven, be finished (of baskets)

weyewetek' I weave, I finish (baskets)

weeel wheel

wohlkekw roof

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

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

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

'ekah hat, cap

'eka'r necklace

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

'ee'ee'gah dining room, table

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

'luemon eel trap, eel basket

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

'onches bracelet

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

'oohl 'we-'ekah Indian cap

'o'lehl house, home

'o'lehl hegoh house builder

'o'lehl 'we-sohchee roof

'o'lep house, inside of house

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

'o'lomehl house

'ruemeechekws "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

'er'gerrch sweathouse

'er'gerrk sweathouse, prayer house

'uekoko'ya' up and down design on baskets

'uepuer raised ridge round basket

'wechonep flat sifter basket

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

'wohpeg spruce root (used in basket making)

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

'werhperyerh basket cap for everyday use, full cap

'yoch boat

'yoch 'ue-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

  • Skue'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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