Yurok dictionary

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nepek' I eat

skewok want, wish, love, like

'oohl person, people, Indian, Yurok Indian

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

meweemor old man

'yoch boat

helomeyek' I dance

wenchokws woman

'ne-psech my father

'o'lehl house, home

ruerowok' I sing, I boil over, I sing

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

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

'o'lep house, inside of house

we'yon teenage girl, young woman

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

huueksoh child, children

skewokseemek' I want, I wish, I love, I like

'n-ahpew my wife

chewes hand

tmook' I shoot

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

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

huuek child, baby

'ahspek' I drink

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

roowo's pipe

kuechos grandmother

rekwoh drink

wer'yers girl, small girl

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

cheenes young man, teenage boy

pemek' I cook

too'mar friend, relative, relation

'ekah hat, cap

kegoh acorn soup

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

peerwerkseemek' I love

'ne-me'y my daughter

'er'gerrch sweathouse

rechook' I paddle, I row

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

kweskwesek' I have a cold, I caught a cold

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

negeneech mouse, bastard child

tewomehl be glad, happy

cheenomewes young man, teenage boy

hookwchek' I gamble, I play cards

skeryterk'w woman's dress

teytesek' I am angry

tyohpeyokseemek' I hate, I dislike

'ey yes

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

'ne-chekos my mother

'ne-nos my husband

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

k'ep'ew grandchild

meges doctor, white doctor, medical doctor

melee' there is a brush dance

mueschen really, truly, true, yes, truly

tewomehlkook' I am glad, I am happy

tmoolook' I shoot

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

nuenepuy food, fish

pewomek' I cook

popsew bread

skuuewetek' I like to taste, I like to eat

soneen feel, think (a particular way)

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

hooloh basket (general term)

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

meskwok' I doctor someone

meehlpehl leg, shin, lower leg

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

peechowos grandfather

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

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

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

ma'ahskehl spear

pew cook

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

'leptoyhl hair

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

'ne-luehl my mouth

'werskuen skin, shell, as of acorns

chekws heart

che'loyehl they are dry

ch'wona' coat

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

kye'w capsize

ma'ahskek' I spear, I go spear fishing

no'oyek' I have shoes on

pekoyek blood

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

rohseemek' I throw, I spear, I harpoon

tokseemek' I admire, I respect

'ne-merm my son

'ochek' I sneeze

cheek'war chair, stool

chpega'r hear, ask, ear

holeemek' I weave (baskets)

ke'mow food

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

lepehlek' I ache

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

no'os baby basket

no'oy shoe, shoes

raahlkah build up, roof, dam, stepping stones

slekwoh shirt

slekwohpeyek' I put a shirt on

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

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


'n-rp'er'n my nose

'er'gerrk sweathouse, prayer house

chuue' well, goodbye, come on

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

keyom dipper basket

koweeshcho' thank you, thanks, I am grateful

muech ro' automobile, car, vehicle

neeegem flint, obsidian

nerperw meat

nerrmery sing songs, brush dance song

peeshkah salt, sea, ocean

rohkuen ball

soonewetek' I taste (something)

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

'ohlkuem of course, you're welcome

'erkerh fish with a net, fishing net

'werhlker' bone

chpoksek' I think, I meditate

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

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

hewolon heal, cure (the body, an illness)

hohsepek' I am ashamed

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

herkwterks small basket used as drinking cup, plate or dish

kegey doctor, Indian doctor

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'"

kwoyteme'l shoulder

kwerhl image, picture, shadow, doll, movie

kyerneekerhl sprain

lewet net, fish net, salmon net

ler'ergerh be black, be dark-colored, (round things) coffee

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

mohlkwoh head

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

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

nueneg food

pahtuen neck

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

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

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

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

rohsek' I throw, I pitch (a ball)

skuuewolonee something sweet, sweets, candies

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

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

teloguemek' I am in pain, I resent

tetomokseemek' I am angry (at someone)

tos child!

tuelos aunt

'n-aawech my back (body part)

'ne-yah my stomach, my belly

chahkwoh pants, trousers

chegeyonahpeemek' I am tired of

che'lohtemew be dried (of food)

cheemos uncle

chkeeeker' fork, table fork

chpeesher'erhl mirror, window, glass

chpuerowok' I menstruate

chuehl well, goodbye, so be it

chyuuep'er'y comb oneself, comb

hegoorekeech yerba buena tea, vine tea

kaamokseemek' I dislike, I hate

kemolochek' I am jealous, I envy

keneek'wechook' I steer (a boat)

kergerwers wrist

melok' I attend a brush dance

meenek' I bet

merner'skwery pull the skin off a fish

merterlerp' nasal mucus, runny nose

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

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

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

pyeweg perform the white deerskin dance, white deerskin dance

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

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

sraach' tanned skin, quiver

syoolah dance in the brush dance (of a girl)

tewon flesh

tmentmen throb, ache

tooloh cheek, face

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

'ahspeyue'r soup

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

'ne-paa my brother (of a man)

'ne-romech my niece

'ne-sen my arm

'oolekwehl people, world, the human world

'uema'ah devil, Indian devil

chegeyonepek' I am annoyed at (someone)

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

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

hahpeleen be lively, be happy

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

heyomoksek' I am lucky

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

homtah play, play with, be happy

hookw gamble

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

ho'opewek' I make acorn soup

herhlper' sticks (in stick game)

herk'eryek' I hide

keromekeenohl key

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

kochpoksek' I think over, I meditate

kokos mother

kery braids, hair wraps, hair tie, two braids

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

ma'ahskuemek' I spear

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

mestok line something (clothes, baskets, etc.)

merterw buttocks, rump, derriere, arse

ney greeting between women

nuenepueh food, fish

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

pegem knife

pletew thumb, big toe

pyewoluemek' I chew

pyerwerkseemek' I love

reguuekwo' beverage, especially liquor

repchem honey, sugar

repokw doorway, porch, front porch

rewoh lip(s)

skego'oo sail, cloth, sail, rag

sketew little finger

ske'woyehl they are ripe, they are cooked

sloyonekw it slides into water (of a boat)

sleryhlkerp'ook' I blow my nose

soneenah feel, think

soonoksek' I think

s'echoh horn, horns, wedge

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

tekwskey manroot, wild cucumber, pickle

tetomok be angry (at someone)

tey brother-in-law (of a man)

te'nahspek' I am drunk

wa's'ok pity

'ahspah be given food or drink

'na-rpehl my tooth, my teeth

'ne-chkah my foot

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

'omeemos Hupa Indian

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

'errkerhl knee

'wa'alox guts, intestines

chaanuueks young child, baby, newborn

chelogaapeehl ribs

cheween mother-in-law

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

cheee'sh woodpecker crest, woodpecker scalp

chnaa woman's brother-in-law

chokchoop' drum, drumstick

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

harpuen mint, mint tea

hegon spoon, scraper

hegoo' paddle

hle'mekw heel of foot, sole of shoe

herhlperh stick game

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

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

ka'aal slave

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

kewoy burden basket

keen fisherman

knewoletew middle (long) finger

ko'omech Orleans Indian, Karuk Indian, Karuk people

kerguuek a round is won (in a game)

kerweryerh chin, jaw, beard

kuech grandmother

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

k'enrokseemek' I trust, I admire, I respect

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

lemolook' I hook eels

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

lerhperyehl drool, saliva, spittle

ler'ger' black person

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

mechole'w eye mucus

mekey children

meloo brush dance

melo' brush dance officiant, medicine woman

merueh chego'onep' five-point buck

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

met'eek rectum, ass!

mewore'ween towel

meyoomoyek' I am pregnant

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

meechos cousin, male cousin, elder brother

mokwsek muscle, sinew

merw food carried with one, food brought by bride

merwerch the dance is ending, the end of a dance

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

muenchehl ceremonial dress, dance dress

muencherhl milk

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

nohlpeyok' I defecate, I go the bathroom

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

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

nokseemek' I think of

nooych eat food as a guest

noweenah be happy, enjoy

nowoh greeting between men

nerrmeryek' I sing songs

ner'wkwert arrow

paarew father-in-law

parkokwch guessing sticks, playing card

pecheeklaa up river Indian, Karuk Indian, Karuk people

peychew deceased grandfather

peenos older sister

plegokw headband of woodpecker scalps, headroll

ponchech gray deer, white deerskin

poykoh flat basket, pan, pot

perhcherkws plain trinket basket, fancy basket

perhserh rifle, gun

perwkweesh elbow

perykerr' brain, brains

peryerm penis

per'yp'er'w be sour

pueleeklaa down river people, the river Yurok

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

puenomeehlkok' I am contaminated, I have a pain

pyuueweg perform the deerskin dance, deerskin dance

renek' it fits me (clothing, etc.)

rewpenek' I win (in gambling)

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

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

skuuewolonee pa'ah soda

sleryhl handkerchief

sme'lenek' I masturbate (of men)

sme'ruehl scissors

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

sooyhl gum (part of mouth)

so'ch'eek roof, ceiling

srahkwoh loincloth

srekw ring

sroy signal in games

serp headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

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

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

tetomosek' I am angry, I am mad

tew flesh

tewey forehead

te'noyok' I feel insulted

teekues Italian person or people

tkek'wa'r pot

tkek'we'l pot, pan, kettle

totos father

to' hip (body part), thigh

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

tyohpeyok hate, dislike

wahtey tossle in stick game

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

wesomot bow (for arrows)

weyew be woven, be finished (of baskets)

weyokseep Labrador tea

weena'atew third finger, ring finger

wer'ergery young person

'eka'r necklace

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

'n-ekchuem my nephew

'ne-hlp'ehl my eyelash

'ne-ykew my younger sibling, my younger sister

'oolekwoh people

'o'lomehl house

'wehlketeg nail, fingernail, toenail, claw

'weskwelon body, value, trunk of body

chegaanoksek' I forgive

chegeyoh small knife, pocket knife

chegeyoneenepek' I am tired of

chego'onep' four-point buck

chekcheen salmon trap

chekwchekwah vertical stripes around a basket

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

chelogehl ribs

chelogepeehl ribs

cheskew scoop net for candlefish

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

cheyketew little finger, pinky finger

cheechos younger sibling, younger sister

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

cheenomewah young man

chee'm uncle!

chkenoowok be very stupid, be very poor

chkenoowoksek' I am very stupid, I am very poor

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

chmeyonen 'o 'we-'ee'ee'gah dinner

chmerk be angry, person who pouts, moody person

chneen sister-in-law

choch relative

chohchoh apron, skirt

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

chpeeego'repek' I get ready for a race

chpokseemek' I remember, I think back, I recollect

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

cherwerner' large fishing net

cherwerserterw index finger, pointer finger

chery little person

chueluela' Chilula Indian

chueluesew runny eyes

chuerp'er'y comb

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

chyuuek'wechook' I steer (a boat)

ch'eeg saliva, foam

haamoh bear grass, used in basket making

haamuer pendant worn in mourning

hahpeleenepek' I feel lively, I feel happy

hahsehl urine

hegel dance

hehlkew 'woogey former people (having retreated inland)

hehlkeeklaa Klamath River Indians

hehlkue 'we-rego'oh gill net

helog cooking paddle, acorn mush stirrer, stirring paddle

hewonekee'r have an erection

heemar 'we-chah underwear

heemar 'wo-'oy underwear

heemercherwek' I weave (baskets) quickly

hle'm heel

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

hlke'mah ladder, stepping stones

hlker'ermery war dance

hlker'ermeryek' I sing a war dance song

hlkwert'err' pass gas through the vagina

hlmeyokseemek' I am suspicious of

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

hohkuem 'ue-perhchekws storage basket for tobacco

hokchkehl arrow flaker

holeemew be woven (baskets)

holoyue'l water for soaking basket materials

hoogech neee'n astronomer

hoolechek' I stir (a liquid), I paddle

hooloh rohkuet basketball

hoonechek' I paddle upstream

hooroksek' I am cunning, I am clever

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

hoyeee oh!, hey!, hello!

ho'neet bait, lure

ho'nk'et bait, lure

hergerk'eryen dealer

hermcherh adulterer

her'erhkerhl be fresh (food, etc.)

huep'oola' Hupa Indian, the Hupa people

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

kaamok be disliked

kaamuueks bastard

ka'anoh blanket

ka'mt'em basket for valuables

keche'w cover on a baby basket

kegem someone who is jealous of everything

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

keneek'wech 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

keskeehl lower side, woodshed anteroom

kesomewtek' I am homesick

kesomuy corpse, dead person

ket'etew palm (of hand)

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

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

ke'moh bailer

ke'mohpechek' I bail out

ke'mohpet bail out water

ke'mohpetechek' I bail out water

keemolenee hooloh waste basket

kmoypon spread (butter, jam, etc.)

knetew finger

knetken flint, arrowhead, bullet, cartridge

knetknet arrowhead, cartridge

knewetek' I fish with a net

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

kopeen coffee

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

kerchpok' I menstruate for the first time

kerch'erk row a boat

kreychoh hair ties

kergerchek' I row

kergerserh musket

kergertker' fisherman

kerhl earring

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

kerkerhl ankle

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

kermerterw little finger

kers'erkw shoulder blade

kertkerhl trout fishing pole

kert'er' bald person

kerwers wrist

keryermerh skull

ker'yer' peel (fruit or vegetable)

kue wa'aw mehl meguehlsonee mop

kuereesh 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

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

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

kwere'we'y dugout canoe

kweruehl snout, long nose

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

kyahto'r sweat, sweat

kya' sore, ulcer

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

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

kye'wo'l it capsizes

kyerneekert sprain

k'erep' widow

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

k'eerwerler'ery be gray-haired

k'leemowok' I feel ill

k'ohoo unmarried mother, mother of bastards

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)

lem hook eels

lemolohl eel-hook, gaff for lamprey eels

lemolo'ohl eel-hook, gaff for lamprey eels

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

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

lo' chief builder of the Fish Dam at Kepel

lerh saliva, spittle

ler'ergerysh dark-skinned person

luuewoloyek' I cramp, I have a cramp

luue' fish with a net, set a net

markarkeehl hip

ma'ahskeemek' I spear

mecholep mucus in one's eye

mechomee' venereal disease, the clap

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

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."

mekeyowok children

mekwa'r menstrual hut

mek'woh pus

meleg excrement

melox excrement, feces, turds

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

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

mep'och beard, mustache, whiskers

meraawonee smoked (of salmon)

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

mesee'ronuen a slim man

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

mestek lining of leaves in a basket

mestenekw ferns used to line baskets

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

metolep snot

mew widower

meweepeehl waist, tree trunk

mewee'm widower

mewolep' deerskin dance officiant

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

meyoo be pregnant

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

meeekeewerh double ended boat

mochkwoch' little boy's penis

mo'l sexual intercourse

merkcher'erkerhl hip, hip bone

merrgen lungs

merserw ointment

mersterk line a basket, lining to make something warmer

merwpok' I carry food with me

mer'p'erhl pubic hair

muen dress

muenchoh dress

muenchers fair-skinned person, white animal or bird

muenters fair-skinned person

muueweemor old men

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

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

negee'eehl 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

nemekw adze

new breast milk

newon breast, nipple, tit, breast milk

neyen greeting between women

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

neeneecho'y saw (tool)

neenos woman married to a relative

neewah man married to a relative

nee'eeyuen sibling

nohchuer bone hairpin

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

nohpeyue'l raised rim of a basket, raised edge

nohpuuek child of a "half" (matrilocal) marriage

nooychkwek' I eat food as a guest

nooychkwok' I eat food as a guest

noy shoe

no'ohpeeet belt

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

nergernerhl the interior part of a dwelling-place or sweathouse

nerhcherr' fishhook

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

nerrwert visit the sick

nerryerksek' I betray a trust

nerryerwerksek' I am betrayed

ner' snare

ner'merwue' adze blade

ner'ermerh snare

ner'ermers snare, a trigger snare

ner'ermert deer meat, venison

ner'ermertek' I snare

ner'ernerh Coast Yurok, Coast Indian

ner'erpek' I trap

ner'ers trap

ner'ersek' I trap

nuenepew food, fish

pah neck

pah legaa scarf


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

pa'ahpetew bowstring

pechoch broil

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

pemoroh drippings

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

penkw acorn flour

pepah pepper

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

pesoh clitoris

pewomeen a cook

pewomo'r s/he cooks for someone

peya'r cook over an open fire

peeesh pea

peeshkaahl 'o koh seafood

pkwegeno'ohl quill, needle, awl

pkwok find out

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

pla's stick for measuring meshes of a net

plowah flour

ponues pre-pubescent vagina, hymen

poychekws a small basket tray for seeds used as food

perkeryer'er'y it is red (animals, birds, human hair)

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

perperyuuepek' I am curly, I have curly hair

puelekuekla' downriver Indian, Yurok Indian

puercheehl brush dance cap

pyerwerkseeshonowok' I am lovely

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

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

raas rice

ra'aseeshon disgusting person

rechkok' I dance in a particular direction

regey ceremonial headdress

reguuekwoh 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

rekeweech fish for trout with two lines

rekeeroy broil, broil over a fire

rekwetoy scarf

rekwohpeyok' I drink

rekwo'm part of the roof

remohpoh doctor dance song, doctor song

repoh doorway

repoy drum song

repoyok' I sing a song with drum beating

rewoch lip(s)

rohpeer semen

rohtek'w testicle, scrotum, testes

rokseemek' I trust

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

rooysh rice

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

saameyohl 'o 'ue-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

sepolekeekla' any tribe living in the prairies

sewkweluemek' 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

skeweechokw nicely made basket, basket with good shape

skoypeehl flank, side (body part)

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

skerweechewek' I weave (baskets) well and smoothly

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

skuuewolon kmoypon jam

slekwohso'm s/he dresses someone

slekwslekw clothes

slekwslekwoh dress oneself, clothes

sleyehl substance like mucus which contained a pain object

slooween raw (of food)

sloowpey eat raw

sloyhlketo' brush, broom

sloyonechkenekw they slide into water (of boats)

slerperh thigh, penis

sluuek'woh space at the foot of the sweathouse ladder

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

smeykoluemek' I pine, I miss

sme'lenepek' I masturbate (of men)

smohta'r bow (for arrows)

soono' be angry, be furious, resent

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

srek'wahpeeet breechcloth

srek'wepeeet diaper

serperyer' headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

swechoh tear, yard (measure, of cloth)

sweyokseeshonowok' I am rude

s'oh anus, rectum

s'errperhl marrow (of bone)

taahl ceremonial singer

tegokseemek' I praise

tektey stomach

tektomoksek' I am angry, I am mad

tekwonekws 'ue-kwerhl television

tekwonuer hammer

tekwsa'r heart of salmon, uvula

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

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

tenuemonoksoyek' 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.)

te'nah drunk

te'noyowok' I feel insulted

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

te'rekws 'ue-son thimble

teeeget crybaby

teenuuemonok crazy person

tkek'we'look' I boil

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

tohtoh kidney

tolowehl Tolowa Indian

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

toomechek' I carry (a heavy basket)

tregepa' dip net

tregepetek' I fish with a dip net

trekwonuemek' I take a sip

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

tuemeech carrying basket

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

tyohpeeshonek' I am hateful

t'weyomah basket cap

wa'awor floor

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

wa's'okseemek' I pity

wega'sok be unselfish

wega'sokseemek' I am unselfish

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

weroch bachelor

weyet Wiyot Indian

weyewetek' I weave, I finish (baskets)

weyoksek' I am poisoned, I have cancer

weyomenehl they copulate

weypegar there is an epidemic

weeel wheel

wohlkekw roof

wohluer girl dancer at the Fish Dam ceremony

woneek 'we-legoo jump dance

wor mode of address by a man to his wife

worme'y spinster, unmarried elderly lady

worocheen bachelor

wo'omehl shelled acorn

werhlperh stick game

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

werserh navel

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

yegue'ueh ferryman

yoneekwo' become sprained

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

'ahspue'm drink

'e'gue'r 'wes'onah uterus

'ee'ee'gah dining room, table

'lepsoyhl nap of fur or fabric

'luemon eel trap, eel basket

'n-ahpemew my mate, my spouse

'n-eephl my tongue

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

'na-rkow my armpit

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

'ne-'moo my married daughter

'ne-'rep' my eyebrow

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

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

'ochomek' I sneeze

'ochomok' I sneeze

'ohlpeyok' I eat from, I bite

'oloyoke'l larynx, vocal chords, throat

'olueleek'w lumps in acorn soup from lightly stirring

'onches bracelet

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

'oohl 'we-'ekah Indian cap

'orpet duck blind

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

'oyeee hey!, hello!, oh!

'oyuuekwee' hey!, hello!, oh!

'o'lehl hegoh house builder

'o'lehl 'we-sohchee roof

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

'erkeryshek' I urinate

'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

'uekoko'ya' up and down design on baskets

'uemyo' fish dam, tail end of fishing net

'uepuer raised ridge round basket

'uep'erh backbone, string, spinal cord

'wa'al guts, intestines

'wechonep flat sifter basket

'wes body

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

'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

'werhlkuen liver

'werhperyerh basket cap for everyday use, full cap

'werrgeryers fair-skinned person, brave person

'wers skin

'yoch 'ue-poyew prow of a boat

Dictionary entry

wa'awn • floor • Variant wa'awor

Lexicon record # 3783 | Source reference: FS(B219)
Semantic domain: houses and parts of houses

Short recording (1) | Sentence examples (6)

  1. k'e-wa'aw "your floor" (spoken by Jimmie James)

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