Yurok dictionary

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Broader semantic domain: society

Related semantic domain(s): about people, kinds of people, man-made objects

More specific semantic domains: ceremonies and dances, food, drink, and cooking, games, greetings and polite expressions, hunting and fishing

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chego'onep' four-point buck

chekchin salmon trap

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

cheskew scoop net for candlefish

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

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

chii'sh woodpecker crest, woodpecker scalp

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

chkiikr' fork, table fork

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

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

chokchoop' drum, drumstick

chokchoop'a'r drum, drumstick

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

chowonek' I fish with a seine net

cho'w fish with seine net from rocks

chpiigo'repek' I get ready for a race

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

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

chrwrnr' large fishing net

chuhl well, goodbye, so be it

chuu' well, goodbye, come on

harpun mint, mint tea

hegel dance

hegon spoon, scraper

hegoorekich yerba buena tea, vine tea

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

hlkr'rmry war dance

hlkr'rmryek' I sing a war dance song

hookw gamble

hookwchek' I gamble, I play cards

hooloh rohkut basketball

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

hr'rhkrhl be fresh (food, etc.)

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

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

kegoh acorn soup

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

kep't'oh feed an infant soft food

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

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

ke'mow food

kmoypon spread (butter, jam, etc.)

knetken flint, arrowhead, bullet, cartridge

knetknet arrowhead, cartridge

knewetek' I fish with a net

kopin coffee

kowishcho' thank you, thanks, I am grateful

kreychoh hair ties

krguuk a round is won (in a game)

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

krtkrhl trout fishing pole

kry braids, hair wraps, hair tie, two braids

kr'yr' peel (fruit or vegetable)

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)

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


lem hook eels

lemolohl eel-hook, gaff for lamprey eels

lemolook' I hook eels

lemolo'ohl eel-hook, gaff for lamprey eels

lepkwoh form seaweed into round cakes

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

loo fish weir, fish dam

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

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

luu' fish with a net, set a net

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

meli' there is a brush dance

melok' I attend a brush dance

meloo brush dance

meraawoni smoked (of salmon)

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

meruh chego'onep' five-point buck

mewolep' deerskin dance officiant

minek' I bet

mrnr'skwry pull the skin off a fish

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

munchehl ceremonial dress, dance dress

munchrhl milk

muschen really, truly, true, yes, truly

nega' surf-fish net, triangle net

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

nepek' I eat

ney greeting between women

neyen greeting between women

niigem flint, obsidian

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

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

nooych eat food as a guest

nooychkwek' I eat food as a guest

nooychkwok' I eat food as a guest

nowoh greeting between men

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

nrhchrr' fishhook

nrprw meat

nrrmry sing songs, brush dance song

nrrmryek' I sing songs

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

nr' snare

nr'rmrh snare

nr'rmrs snare, a trigger snare

nr'rmrt deer meat, venison

nr'rmrtek' I snare

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


parkokwch guessing sticks, playing card

pa'ahpetew bowstring

pechoch broil

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

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

pew cook

pewomek' I cook

pewomin a cook

pewomo'r s/he cooks for someone

peya'r cook over an open fire

piish pea

pishkaahl 'o koh seafood

pishkah salt, sea, ocean

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

pla's stick for measuring meshes of a net

plegokw headband of woodpecker scalps, headroll

plowah flour

ponchech gray deer, white deerskin

popsew bread

poykoh flat basket, pan, pot

pr'yp'r'w be sour

purchihl brush dance cap

pyeweg perform the white deerskin dance, white deerskin dance

pyewolumek' I chew

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

pyuuweg perform the deerskin dance, deerskin dance

raas rice

rechkok' I dance in a particular direction

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

rekwoh drink

rekwohpeyok' I drink

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

remohpoh doctor dance song, doctor song

repchem honey, sugar

repoy drum song

repoyok' I sing a song with drum beating

rewpenek' I win (in gambling)

rohkun ball

rohsek' I throw, I pitch (a ball)

rohsimek' I throw, I spear, I harpoon

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

sech dried strip of salmon, dried salmon fillets

sechkes dried strip of salmon, dried salmon fillets

ske'woyehl they are ripe, they are cooked

skuuwetek' I like to taste, I like to eat

skuuwolon kmoypon jam

skuuwoloni something sweet, sweets, candies

skuuwoloni pa'ah soda

sloowin raw (of food)

sloowpey eat raw

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

smohta'r bow (for arrows)

soonewetek' I taste (something)

sraach' tanned skin, quiver

sroy signal in games

srp headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

srpryr' headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

syoolah dance in the brush dance (of a girl)

taahl ceremonial singer

tekwskey manroot, wild cucumber, pickle

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

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

te'nah drunk

te'nahspek' I am drunk

tkek'wa'r pot

tkek'we'l pot, pan, kettle

tkek'we'look' I boil

tmook' I shoot

tmoolook' I shoot

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

tos child!

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

wahtey tossle in stick game

wesomot bow (for arrows)

weyoksip Labrador tea

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

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

wo'omehl shelled acorn

wrhlprh stick game

'ahspah be given food or drink

'ahspek' I drink

'ahspeyu'r soup

'ahspu'm drink

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

'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

'lumon eel trap, eel basket

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

'ohlkum of course, you're welcome

'ohlpeyok' I eat from, I bite

'olulik'w lumps in acorn soup from lightly stirring

'orpet duck blind

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

'oyii hey!, hello!, oh!

'oyuukwi' hey!, hello!, oh!

'rkrh fish with a net, fishing net

'umyo' fish dam, tail end of fishing net

Dictionary entry

lehlkemok'vt oo-class • I wrap (something) in skunk cabbage leaves (for cooking) • Variant lehlkemek'

Lexicon record # 1370 | Source references: R216 AF(JB8/22/2001) JE151
Semantic domain: food, drink, and cooking

Short recordings (2)

  1. lehlkemok' "I bury it (to cook it)" (spoken by Florence Shaughnessy)

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  2. lehlke'm "he or she wraps (something) in leaves" (spoken by Jessie Van Pelt)

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