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Mennonite Low German Dictionary, Kjenn Jie Noch Plautdietsch?
By Herman Rempel

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Kachelowe - m. brick oven.
Kack - m. excrement.
kackanacksch - fragile, delicate.
kacke - to perform the bowel movement.
ka'jinkjre - to whimper, like puppies.
Kaktus - m. cactus.
Kal'dün - tripe.
Ka'meel - m. (pl: e) camel.
Ka'nienkje - n. (pl: s) guinea pig; rabbit.
Ka'nierefoagel - n. canary.
Ka'noon - f. (pl: e) cannon.
ka'peare - to understand.
ka'put - kaput, broken, done in.
Ka'rakta - m. (pl: sch) character.
Ka'raktalooss - without character.
ka'rosse - to go for a joy ride.
Kate'kismus - m. catechism.
Kato'likj - m. (pl: e) catholic.
ka'toolsch - of catholic faith.
Ka'trienkjebloome - f. asters.
Kat'toa - catarrh.
kauble - bicker, squabble, see kjibble.
kaue - (M) see {keiwe}.
Kaulf - n. (pl: Kjalwa) calf.
Kaulfsfleesch - veal.
Kaulfslada - n. calfskin.
Kaulkj - m. lime.
Kaulkjbrenna - m. limeburner.
kaulkjijch - chalky.
Kaulkjowe - m. limekiln.
Kaulkjsteen - limestone.
kaulwe - to calve.
kaum - barely.
Kaum - m. (pl: Kjam) comb.
Kaumfot - camphor.
Kaumhoa - n. horse's mane.
Kaumstekj - n. the backstrap of a harness; a jig saddle, back padding.
kaun - can, able.
Kaun - f. (pl: e) a can; a ripe flax-head.
Kaunsel - f. (pl: Kaunsle) pulpit.
Kaunsla - m. (pl: sch) counsellor.
Kaunt - f. (pl: e) rim, edge, ledge.
kauntlijch - edged.
Kaup - f. (pl: e) clevis; the end crust of a loaf of bread.
Kausefeara - m. treasure, bookkeeper.
Kauss - f. (pl: e) till, treasury, safe.
Kauste - m. (pl: es) a box, chest; threshing machine.
Kaustemaun - m. a threshing machine operator.
Kaut - f. cat, genet.
Kautejejauma - n. caterwauling, yowling.
Kautoatijch - feline.
Kautsbaulje - continuous squabbling.
Kauzhma - n. cashmere.
Keifkje - n. (pl: s) prechewed mouthfuls of food. This was done for infants in days gone by.
keiwe - to chew, masticate.
Keiwsel - n. (pl: s) cud.
Kend - f. (pl: e) candy.
Ker'neel - m. cinnamon.
Ker'nol - m. (pl: s) canal, channel.
Ke'ronje - f. low, wet area, swamp.
Kesch'lelje - f. hag, loose woman.
Kiess - gravel.
Kilo - see Kjilo.
Kinjabad - n. child's cot.
Kjäajel - (pl: s) bowling.
Kjäajelbon - f. bowling alley.
Kjäajelkügel - m. bowling ball.
kjäajle - to bowl.
Kjäakj - f. (pl: e) summer house used as a kitchen.
Kjäakjejung - m. scullion.
Kjäakjsche - f. (pl: s) kitchen maid, female servant.
Kjäd - f. (pl: e) chain.
Kjädejelenkj - n. (pl: a) chain link.
Kjäla'rie - f. (pl: e) torture, torment.
Kjälkopp - m. larynx.
Kjall - f. (pl: e) trowel.
Kjalla - m. (pl: sch) basement, cellar.
Kjalle - f. chilblains; pain from the thawing of frozen limbs.
kjame - to comb.
Kjamel - f. (pl: Kjamle) carding brush.
Kjämel - n. caraway seed, akin to pimento, a spicy seed used to flavour bread.
kjamle - to card wool.
kjampfe - to struggle, to fight.
kjanboa - recognizable.
kjanne - to rcognize, to discern, to know someone.
Kjantniss - n. knowledge.
Kjarkja - m. (pl: sch) jail, prison.
Kjarpa - m. (pl: sch) body.
kjarpalijch - physically, bodily.
kjarpalijch behindat - physically handicapped.
Kjarps - m. pumpkin.
Kjarpsla'toarn - m. jack o lantern.
Kjarscht - f. (pl: e) crust.
kjarta - comp of kort.
kjartsta - m. superlative of kort.
kjartste - f. superlative of kort.
kjartste - n. superlative of kort.
Kjast - f. (pl: e) wedding, marriage.
Kjätel - m. (pl: s) engine, tractor, locomotive; kettle.
Kjätelsteen - m. calcium deposit in a kettle.
Kjeadel - m. (pl: s) chap, fellow, bloke.
kjeare - pay attention.
kjeel , kjeela , kjeelste - cool, cooler, coolest.
kjeele - to cool, refrigerate.
Kjeelinj - f. refrigeration.
kjeen - no, none, not a, not any.
Kjeen - m. resin.
kjeena - m. no one.
kjeene - f. no one.
kjeene - plural of no one.
Kjeeneelj - f. turpentine.
Kjeenijch - (pl: Kjeenije) king, monarch.
kjeenijchlijch - regal, royal.
Kjeenijchrikj - n. kingdom.
Kjeeni'jin - f. queen.
kjee(n)mol - never, at no time; see niemols.
kjeent - n. not any.
kjeepe - to buy, purchase.
Kjees - f. (pl: e) cheese.
Kjeeshendla - m. cheesemonger.
Kjeeskje - pineapple weed, a small weed with cheese like seed.
Kjeew - f. (pl: e) jaw.
Kjeisa - n. (pl: sch) emperor, czar.
kjeisalijch - imperial, regal.
Kjeisarin - f (pl: e) empress, czarina.
kjeiwle - to tumble.
kjemmalijch - miserable.
kjemmre - to show concern.
Kjenn - f. (pl: e) chin.
kjenne - can, to be able to.
Kjenneboat - m. goatee, beard of the chin.
Kjern - m. (pl: e) steel punch.
Kjesse - n. (pl: s) pillow, cushion.
Kjessebia - f. pillow case.
Kjestlijch - precious, valuable.
kjibble - to bicker continually; see kauble.
Kjiel - f. (pl: e) a wedge.
Kjiela'rie - (pl: e) fisticuffs, a fight.
kjiele - to strike with sharp, heavy blows.
Kjielkje - f. homemade noodles; see Mennonite Cookbook.
Kjielo - n. kilo.
Kjielpogg - f. tadpole.
Kjiem - f. (pl: e) sprout.
kjieme - to sprout.
Kjienapel - m. cones from evergreens.
kjiene - to germinate, to sprout.
Kjiensel - n. (pl: s) a new sprout.
Kjiep - f. (pl: e) a basket made of wickerwork.
Kjiesskaulf - n. heifer, female calf.
kjietre - to spill water randomly.
Kjietwota - n. swill, dishwater.
Kjiewikj - m. (pl: s) killdeer.
Kjiewinj - wide, low water barrel.
kjijchre - to giggle, titter.
Kjikja - m. (pl: sch) pupil of the eye.
kjikje - to look.
Kjikjel - n. chick.
Kjikjelhelta - n. supporting cross bars or rafters; literally chicken roosts.
Kjikjloch - n. peephole.
Kjikjüt - f. dormer, alcove.
Kjild - f. a cold, a chilliness.
Kjinabrie - f. pap, pablum.
kjindisch - childish.
Kjinja one Obdach - waifs.
Kjinjajoare - childhood.
Kjinjamäakje - n. babysitter, child's nurse.
Kjinjamort - infanticide.
Kjinjanoarinj - n. babyfood, pablum.
Kjinja'rie - childishness.
Kjinjariemsels - n. nursery rhymes.
Kjinjaschool - f. kindergarten.
Kjinjastreijche - childish squabbles, insignificant disagreements.
Kjinjawoage - m. pram, perambulator, stroller, baby carriage.
Kjinstla - m. (pl: sch) artist, scientist, professional.
Kjint - (pl: Kjinja) child.
Kjintheit - f. infancy, childhood.
Kjintlijch - childlike.
kjirtslijch - recently, newly, lately.
Kjist - f. (pl: e) chest, trunk, coffer, box.
Kjitt - m. putty.
kjitte - to putty.
kjittle - to tickle, tittilate.
kjittlijch - ticklish.
Kjläajna - m. complainant.
Kjlakja - n. small, insignificant amount.
kjläkja - comparison of klüak.
Kjlakja'rie - f. work that is meticulous but slow and boring.
kjlakjre - to dribble liquid.
kjläkjsta - m. cleverest.
kjläkjste - f. cleverest.
kjläkjste - f. cleverest, smartest.
kjläkjste - pl. cleverest.
kjläkjste - plural form.
Kjlam - f. (pl: e) clamp, clip; a dilemma.
kjlame - to squeeze, to clamp together; to arrest a prisoner; to get caught in a squeeze.
kjläme - to suffer from the chill of the weather.
Kjlampna - (pl: sch) tinsmith, plumber, whitesmith, tinman.
kjlämrijch - inept, awkward, clumsy.
kjlanda - comparison of kjleen, kjlien.
kjlate - to work under diffiult circumstances and under stress.
kjlätre - to rattle and rumble, like a wagon.
kjlätrijch - lumpy, like in soup.
Kjlea - f. (pl: re) a node, a nodule.
Kjlee - m. clover trefoil.
Kjleeda - see Kjleet.
Kjleedadracht - dress appearance.
Kjleedafoaw - clothes dye.
Kjleedaschaup - n. (pl: s) clothes closet, locker.
Kjleedaschnett - sartorial appearance.
Kjleedastenda - m. a hall clothes stand.
kjleede - to dress, to attire, to clothe.
kjleen - tiny, wee, minute, slight, little.
kjleen , kjlanda , kjlanste - small, smaller, smallest.
kjleena Fada - m. second cousin.
Kjleenakja - m. (pl: Kjleenakjes) the little one, the baby, the tiny one.
Kjleenakje - f. (pl: Kjleenakjes) the litte one, the baby, the tiny one.
Kjleendümkje - m. Tom Thumb.
kjleene Nijcht - second cousin, female.
kjleenet Schnaupsglauss - n. jigger, noggin.
Kjleenet - n. (pl: Kjleene) a new baby.
Kjleet - n. (pl: Kjleeda) a dress, a gown.
kjleewe - to glue. to paste.
Kjlemp - f. (pl: e) a recalcitrant cow.
Kjlie - m. bran.
kjlieijch - branny, of bran.
Kjlieküake - bran muffins.
kjliema - climate.
kjlien - see kjleen.
Kjliest - a heavy, sodden mass.
Kjlieta - small lumps of matter.
Kjlietamooss - milk stew with dumplings; see Mennonite Cook Book. A poor man's fare.
kjlietre - to toss things about.
kjlimpre - to strum.
Kjlinja - m. (pl: sch) bell, gong, knell.
kjlinjre - to ring, jingle, peel, tinkle, toll.
Kjlinkj - f. (pl: e) a latch.
kjlüak , kjläkja , kjläkjsta - m. cleverest, smartest.
kjnäakjsch - feeble, frail, infirm.
Kjnäp - f. (pl: e) the waist.
Kjnäwel - m. (pl: s) knuckle; a large fellow.
kjnee e - to kneel.
Kjnee - f. (pl: e(s)) knee.
Kjneebekjse - knickerbockers, knee-pants.
Kjneekjäl - (pl: e) back of the knee; hough in a quadruped.
kjneepe - to button.
Kjneewota - n. water on the knee.
Kjnejchel - m. (pl: s) knuckle.
Kjnekjbeene - to curtsy, genuflect.
Kjnekjs - m. (pl: e) kink, a sharp angle, a sharp bend.
Kjnekjswal - f. a crankshaft.
kjnelle - to knead, massage, tickle, squeeze.
Kjnepkje - knitted or crochet edging on a dress, lace.
kjneppe - to knot.
Kjneppel - a cudgel, club, a large stick.
Kjneppelfelt - n. slang for a village.
kjnette - to knit.
Kjnettijch - n. knitting stuff or material.
Kjnettnotel - f. knitting needle.
Kjnibbla - m. (slang) (pl: sch) bonesetter, chiropractor.
kjnibble - to knead, to massage.
Kjnief - n. (slang) for knife.
Kjniepa - m. (pl: sch) bug, beetle, (lit. a pincher).
kjniepe - to pinch, to nip, to tweak.
Kjnieprijch - stingy.
Kjnieptang - f. tongs, pliers, pincers, nippers.
kjniewle - to whittle, carve.
kjniffijch - odd, peculiar, strange.
Kjnipsa - m. (pl: sch) dome fastener.
Kjnipsbiedel - a purse that snaps shut.
Kjnipsbrat - n. crokinole board.
kjnipse - to snap; the forefinger from the thumb, flick, fillip.
Kjnipsmassa - n. jack knife, clasp knife, folding knife.
Kjnirps - m. (pl: e) twirp, little fellow.
kjnirr - tired, played out, weary.
kjnirsche - to crunch.
kjnistre - to crackle, like burning logs, crepitate; see knostre.
Kjoakj - f. (pl: e) church.
Kjoakjebaun - m. (pl: e) church ban, excommunication.
Kjoakjebenkj - f. pew.
Kjoakjefoda - m. church janitor.
Kjoakjeleet - n. hymn.
Kjoakjhoff - n. cemetery.
kjoakjlijch - churchly, ecclesiastical.
kjoanijch - sturdy, sound, healthy.
Kjoasch - f. (pl: e) cherry.
Kjoascheboom - m. cherry tree.
Kjoaschesteen - m. cherry pit.
Kjoaw - f. (pl: e) a scar.
kjoawe - to whittle, to carve.
Kjräajel - m. a teasing or taunting.
kjräajle - to tease or taunt.
Kjräft - f. (pl: e) cancer, crab.
kjraftijch - potent, powerful.
Kjräkjle - damson plums.
kjrape - to crimp.
Kjräpel - m. (pl: s) cripple.
kjräplijch - crippled, handicaped.
Kjrasch - tart.
Kjrass - m. nasturtium.
Kjrät - f. (pl: e) small reptile like a salamander; also a vulgar term applied to someone not liked.
Kjrebb - f. (pl: e) manger, crib.
Kjre'diet - m. credit.
Kjreemel - n. (pl: s) crumb.
kjreemle - to crumble.
kjreemlijch - full of crumbs.
kjreie - to crow.
Kjreiss - m. (pl: Kjreise) sphere, area, circle, district, precinct.
kjrejche - to clear one's throat.
Kjrekj - f. (pl: e) crutch.
kjrelle - to cringe, to curl.
kjremle - an itch inside the nose.
kjrenjle - to find a way through a crooked maze.
kjrenkje - to ail.
kjrenkjlijch - sickly, morbid.
Kjre'piare - to die a miserable death, (usually refers to animals).
Kjres - f (pl: e) an old mare.
Kjressbäare - f. gooseberries.
Kjried - f. chalk.
kjriedijch - chalky.
Kjriednäajelkjes - n. cloves.
kjriee - to receive, to give.
kjrieje - to wage war, indulge in warfare.
kjriesche - to scream, squeal.
kjrieschent - shrill, high pitched screaming.
kjriesel schmäare - to get drunk.
Kjriesel - m. (pl: s) cowlick; a spinning top; carrousel; gyroscope, eddy, dust devil.
Kjrieselraut - n. turbine.
kjrieselrunt - confused.
Kjrieselstorm - m. tornado.
kjriesle - to spin, to turn, to gyrate.
Kjrietje - (pl: s) a sprig, garland, bouguet, posy, spray, corsage.
kjriets on de dwäa - criss cross, every which way.
Kjriets - n. (pl: e) cross, crucifix; small of the back.
kjrietse - to cross; to crossbreed.
Kjrietsgauss - f. crossroad, intersection, junction.
Kjrietspaun - f. an unruly child.
Kjrietswajch , Krietslienje - see Krietsgauss.
Kjrijch - m. (pl: Kjriej) war.
Kjrijchflott - f. navy.
Kjrijchoatijch - warlike, martial.
Kjrijchsjerejcht - court martial.
Kjrinjel - m. (pl: s) a pretzel, twisted buns, a soft pretzel (see Mennonite Cookbook).
Kjrist - m. (pl: e) a Christian.
Kjris'tea - m. enema.
Kjris'tea sate , (M: kjris'teare) - to administer an enema.
Kjristelje Leew - f. Christian love and charity.
kjristlijch - devout, Christlike.
Kjristowent - m. Christmas Eve.
Kjristus - Christ.
kjritsle - to scribble.
kjrizhle - a harsh and painful itch.
Kjwäakj - n. couch grass, quack grass.
Kjwäakjselwa - m. quick silver, mercury.
Kjwal - (pl: e) a water spring; excruciating torture.
kjwale - to expand, like moistened grain.
kjwäle - to torture, to torment.
Kjwalwota - lymph fluid.
kjwätre - incessant chatter.
kjwatsche - to squash, to squeeze, to crush.
kjwidre - a continuous light rain, to spill water all over the place, to play in water.
kjwieme - to languish, to suffer for a lengthey period.
Kjwinjschläaj - weak excuses.
Kjwint - f. (pl: e) rumour carrying old woman, rumour monger.
kjwirkjse - aimless strumming on an instrument.
Klacht - f. (pl: e) a complaint.
Klacks - m (pl: e) a spatter.
Klank - m. (pl: Kjlenj) clang, a ringing sound.
Klauft - f. (pl: e) approximately one cord of wood, foot logs piled to make a stack of 'x 'x '.
klaum - moist, clammy.
klaupa älendijch - skinny as a rail.
Klaupaschlang - f. rattle snake.
Klaupbosch - n. burdock, tall, heavy weed.
Klauphoot - m. folding top hat.
klaupre - to rattle.
Klaups - a slap, a smack, a clap.
Klaupstool - m. a folding chair.
Klauss - f. (pl: e) class.
klautre - to climb, clamber, scramble.
Klautsch - m. (pl: e) a slap, a clap.
klautsche - to clap, to applaud.
Kleiw - f. claw, talon, hoof; a crude term for a 'hand'.
kleiwe , (M: klaue) - to scratch, to claw.
Kleiwefat - n. neatsfoot oil.
Kleiwhoma - m. claw hammer.
kloa - clear, articulate, bright, lucid, succinct, obvious.
Kloag - f. (pl: e) accusation, complaint.
kloage - to complain, lament, grieve, tattle.
kloare - to tinker; to clear.
Kloarheit - f. (pl: e) clarity, plainness.
Klock - f. (pl: e) clock, o'clock.
Klockenhüss - n. the core of an apple. (see Kruts).
Klocketorm - belfry, clock tower.
kloffe - to walk heavily and awkwardly.
Kloffe - heavy, awkward shoes, clods.
Klompe - m. (pl: s) heap, pile; surveyors' reference point.
Klo'mua - a clamour, a noise, bedlam, hubbub.
Kloosta - n. (pl: sch) cloister, monestary.
kloppe - to rap, to knock on a door, beat a rug, for a heart to palpitate; to spank.
Klop'pott - m. trouble, ordeal.
klop'pottijch - troublesome, cumbersome.
kloppre - to rap gently.
Klopps - m. a hamburger.
Klotje - n. (pl: s) cage, hutch, coop, pen.
Klotjedroaga - m. (pl: sch) tale-bearers, tattle tale, bearers of gossip.
Klotts - m. (pl: Kjlats) a block.
klottsijch - uncouth.
klüak - smart, sharpwitted, prudent, wise, judicious, knowledgable.
klüak , kjläkja , kjläkjsta - clever, cleverer, cleverest.
Klubutje (Butje) - f. a small shack.
Kluck - f. (pl: e) a cluck.
kluckre - to cluck (as a mother hen to her chicks).
Klüe - n. (pl: s) a skein, a ball of twine, wool or thread.
Kluft - f. (pl: e) ravine, abyss, chasm.
klunje - to tread or trample.
klunkre - the sound of bubbling, gurgling water.
kluntrijch - disorganized, shoddy, sloppy.
Klüte - m. (pl: Kjläta) clod of earth.
knacke - to crack, like a nut.
knackoam - poor as a church mouse.
Knacks - a sharp crack; an old, sickly chap.
Knacksot - n. sunflower seeds.
Knage - m. (pl: s) clothes hook, a peg.
Knaul - m. a bang, slam.
knaule - to bang, to slam.
Knaulflint - f. popgun.
knaulroot - glaring red.
knaup - scarce, rare, scant; barely, only just, not quite.
Knaut - f. (pl: e) rope.
Kneeschiew - f. kneecap.
Knoake - m. (pl: s) bone.
Knoakebruch - m. fracture.
Knoakekonnst - f. osteology.
Knoakenoatst - (pl: e) chiropractor, bonesetter. see Kjnibbla.
knoare - to sqeak, like a wheel on a dry axle.
knooje - plod, lumber, to tramp along with effort.
Knoop - m. (pl: Kjneep) button.
Knoophoake - m. buttonhook.
Knooploch - n. buttonhole.
Knoppe - m. (pl: s) a knot; a shoot.
knoppijch - knotty.
knoppje Woll - f. tweed.
knoppjet Sseijch - n. twill.
Knoss - f. (pl: e) the foot of an animal.
Knossfootijch - clubfooted.
knostahoat - hard as a rock.
knostre - t o crackle, crepitate.
Knubbel - m. (pl: s) a lump, a bump, a welt, wen.
knubblijch - lumpy, bumpy, knobby.
knulle - to eat voraciously.
Knups - m. (pl: e) a knob.
knusprijch - crispy, crunchy.
Knüst - f. (pl: e) the heel of a loaf of bread.
knutsche - to crumple, wrinkle.
knutsche - (toopknutsche) to crumple together, like a piece of paper.
Knutt - (pl: e) cudgel, knout, truncheon.
Koa - f. (pl: re) car, auto.
Koagel - m (pl: s) a piece of land behind the home as part of the yard in a Mennonite village, usually about acres. It was used as pasture and garden.
koake - to cook.
Koakgrope - m. cauldron, kettle, pot. see Miagrope.
koakle - to cackle.
Koakowe - m. kitchen range.
Koaksel - n. a cooking ration.
Koareschaup - n. garage.
koasch - salubrious, healthy, well, fully recuperated.
Koat - f. (pl: e) card, playing card, map.
Koatespell - n. a game of cards.
Kobbel - f. (pl: Kobble) mare.
Kobbelfalm - n. filly.
Kobbelwrang - f. (pl: e) singletree.
Ko'büs - f. (pl: e) enclosed sled for sheltered travel, caboose.
kockhaulse - to gag on food or cough when the throat is irritated.
Ko'ckün - m. (pl: s) cocoon.
Koda - m. (pl: sch) jowl, double chin.
Kodda - n. (pl: Koddre).
koddrijch - raggy, flabby, flaccid, poor.
Koffa - m. (pl: sch) suitcase.
Koffe - m. coffee.
Koffeboon - f. coffee bean.
Koffegrunt - m. coffee grounds.
Koffekaun - f. coffee pot.
Koffemäl - f. coffee grinder.
Ko'funje - f. resin for a violin bow.
Koko , (M: Ko'kau) - m. cocoa.
kol - bare, bald, nude.
Kold - cold, frigidity, chill.
Kole - f. coal.
Koleama - m. coal pail, coal scuttle.
Kolegruft - f. coal mine.
Kolestoff - carbon.
kolkje - vomit, puke, retch, throw up.
kolkjrijch - nauseous.
Kolkopp - m. bald head, baldy.
Kolla - n. (pl: sch) collar, flange, lapel.
ko'llakjte - to collect.
koll'bäakjre - to grumble, lament.
Ko'llea - f. color.
Kolle'derts - m. coagulated meat jelly, aspic, gelatine.
Ko''llenda - m. (pl: sch) calendar.
Kollini'seare - to colonize, settle.
Kol'nia - m. settler.
kolt - cold, frigid.
koltblootijch - coldblooded.
koltiwätre - to cultivate.
Kolw - f. (pl: e) hubcap.
Koma - f. (pl: sch) pantry.
kome - to come.
komfüs - confused.
komm - come.
Komm - f. (pl: e) basin, bowl. see Kommkje.
Kom'male - camomile, camellia, a herb used for medical tea.
komman'deare - to command, to order.
Kommin'ist - (pl: e) communist.
Kommi'tee - (pl: e) committee.
Kommkje - n. (pl: e) piston.
Kommkje - n. (pl: s) a small bowl or dish; diminutive of Komm.
Kom'rod - m. (pl: e) comrade, pal, chum, friend.
Kom'rodschoft - companionship, comradeship.
Komst - m. cabbage.
Komstheeft - (pl: a) head of cabbage.
Kon - m. (pl: s) canoe, small boat.
Konfe'rens - f. (pl: e) conference.
Konnst - f. (pl: Kjennste) art, technical ability.
konnstmässijch - technically.
Konnststekj - (pl: a) feat, accomplishment, achievement, stroke of genius.
kontro'leare - to control.
Koo - (pl: Kjäj) cow.
Koobloom - f. cowslip, daisy.
Koofoot - m. crowbar, jimmy.
Koohoad - m. cowherd.
Koolada - cowhide.
Koolkje - colic, flatulence.
Koopmaun - m. (pl: Kooplied) buyer, trader, merchant.
Koopocke - f. cow pox.
Koostoak - f. stanchion.
Ko'piekje - n. (pl: s) kopeck, a Russian coin.
Kopp - m. (pl: Kjap) head.
Koppa - m. copper.
Koppaschmett - m. coppersmith, brazier.
Koppdüak - n. headshawl, kerchief.
Koppelboom - m. neckyoke.
Koppenenj - the head end (bed).
Kop'pits - (pl: e) small pile of hay, hayrick.
Koppkjesse - n. pillow.
Kopplinj - f. a clutch.
Kopprietinj , Koppweedoag - f. headache.
Koppschedre - to shake or nod the head.
koppschü - bridal shy.
Koppschwack - retarded.
Koppstekj - n. headpiece.
Koppteel - the decorative molding on the top of a china cabinet.
Kopptijch - n. headgear, headdress.
Kopp'tol - capital assets.
Kopptoobräakjniss - worry, deep concern.
ko'putt - kaput, broken, ruined.
Kor'boolsaulw - f. carbolic salve.
Korf - m. (pl: Kjarw) basket, canister, pannier. {jeflochtna Korf - wicker basket}.
Korfstool - m. a wicker chair.
Kor'inte - currants.
Korkj - cork.
Korkjestoppsel - n. cork stopper.
Korn - m. corn.
Kornbrie - hominy.
Kornflekj - n. a cornfield.
Kornmäl - corn flour.
Kornspikja - m. corn granary.
Kornworm - m. weevil.
Kor'ozh - f. courage, bravery.
kort , kjarta , aum kjartste - short, shorter, shortest.
kort fote - summarize.
korta Aufschnett - short summary.
korta Ssank - a tiff, a spat.
korte Wadaholinj - recapitulation.
korte Woa - dry goods.
kort(e)woa Hendla - dry good merchant.
kortloftijch - short winded.
kort'omm - in short, briefly stated.
korts - recently.
Kortschreft - shorthand.
kortsejchtijch - shortsighted.
Kor'tün - m. calico print, broadcloth, muslin.
Kort'ünet Kjleet - n. calico print dress.
Kos - f. (pl: e) (the 'o' in Kos is a short 'o'.) a goat.
kosch'eiwre - to chatter.
Kosemalkja - m. a cowbird, literally a goat milker.
Kosenome - m. nickname.
Koseorfsel - n. goat feed.
Kost - f. (pl: e) a meal, room and board.
Kost - f. (pl: e) cost, expense, overhead.
Kostaunte - chestnuts.
kostboa - expensive, costly; precious.
kostfrie - cost free.
Kostjelt - n. cost for room and board.
Kostjenja - m. boarder.
kostspielijch - costly, expensive.
Kot - f. (pl: e) a small, simple abode, hut, cottage, cabin.
Kota - m. (pl: sch) tom cat.
Kotadauns - m. a brawl, a fight, noisy quarrel.
Ko'toa - f. catarrh; see also Kat'toa.
Ko'tschia - broom grass; see Heazhbassem.
Kotta - m. (pl: sch) cutter sled.
Kotta'lüag , (M: Kottaloog) - m. (pl: s) catalogue.
kottse - to vomit, throw up.
Ko'warkj , (M: Konwartj) - n. envelope.
Krach - m. crash, crack, noise.
krach'eele - continual bickering and lamenting.
krakjt - very tidy, fastidious, exact.
Krall - f. (pl: e) bead.
krank - ill, sick.
Krankenbad - n. sickbed.
Krankheit - f. (pl: e) disease, illness, sickness.
Krankheitsaunfaul - m. an attack, a seizure.
Krankheitsberejcht - m. a sick report.
krankmoake - to make sick, to sicken.
krauaftlooss - powerless.
Krauft - f. (pl: e) power strength, vigour.
Krauftmäl - m. starch.
Krauj - f (pl: e) a crow.
Kraump - f. (pl: e) cramp, spasm; a hook to fasten a door or window.
Kraumpodre - vericose veins.
Kraunkje - n. (pl: e) a crane, (bird).
Krauns - m. (pl: Kjrans) wreath, garland.
Krautsa - m. (pl: sch) scraper.
krautse - to scrape, scratch.
Kra'weel - m. a commotion.
kreiwle - to prickle.
kremple - to take a tumble; to roll up, like sleeves.
Kreschaunkje - f. (pl: e) honeydew melon.
Krieda'rie - f. spices, allspice.
kroage - to invite, to summon, call.
Kroage - m. (pl: s) a collar.
Kroll - f. (pl: e) a curl, a ringlet.
Krom - m. commotion, racket; a disorderly arrangement of possessions.
krome - to rummage.
kromm - crooked, bent, curved, winding.
krommbeenijch - bow legged.
Krommhollt - n. a contraption like a single tree from which slaughtered animals are hung from a joist for the purpose of evisceration.
Kron - m. (pl: s) a water tap, nozzle, spigot, turncock, stopcock.
Kroon - f. (pl: e) a crown.
Kropp - f. (pl: e) gizzard, craw; goitre.
Kross - a cup with a lid.
Krota - m. (pl: sch) sulky, hansom; see Tweeroda.
Kruck - f. (pl: e) jug, jar, pot.
Krucke'dell - m. (pl: s) crocodile.
kruglijch - crooked, winding.
krüpe - to crawl, creep.
Krüpunja - f. a temporay shelter.
Kruschkje - f. (pl: s) a pear; an endearing term for a little girl.
krüse - to curl.
krüse Hoa - curled hair.
krüse Hüt - goosepimples.
krüse Walle - ripples, small waves.
krüset Jesejcht - a grimace, make a face.
krüss - cross, out of sorts; curly.
Krüt - n. (pl: Krüd) weeds.
Krütfrätent - herbivorous.
Krütoatijch - herbaceous.
Kruts - f. (pl: e) core of an apple. see Klockenhüss.
Krutsch - f. (pl: e) ravine.
Kruzhel - m (pl: s) frill, lace ruffle.
Kua - m. (pl: re) choir.
Küa - f. (pl: re) cure.
Küa uat - n. spa, health resort.
Küak - f (pl: e) cookie.
Kua'ral - choral.
küare - to languish.
Kuarn - n. (pl: Kjeana) kernel, a seed, nucleus.
Kuarnjewäa - n. a nuclear weapon.
Kuchne - f. small, summer utility building used for cooking and laundry purposes, situated close to the family home. Also know as a Sommakjäakj.
Kuckuck - m. (pl: e) cuckoo.
Kuckurus - n. corn, maize.
kudoakijch - ailing, not feeling well.
Kuff - f. (pl: e) sled runner.
Kuffel - n. (pl: s) cup, mug.
Kügel - f. (pl: Kügle) a ball, an orb, a bullet.
Kujel - m. (pl: s) a boar.
Kül - f. (pl: e) a pond, a pit.
Külkje - n. (pl: s) dimple.
Kull - f. (pl: e) a large ball of twine.
Kulla - n. (pl: sch) a circle.
Kulla Düw - tumbling pigeon.
kullre - to roll.
Kul'tüare - cultures.
Kumma - m. boredom, monotony, worry.
Kün - f. (pl: e) turkey hen.
Kund - f. (pl: e) client.
Kunde locke - to attract clients, tout.
Künhon - m. turkey gobbler.
Kunkel - m. (pl: s) swamp.
Kunta - m. (pl: sch) gelding.
kuntabunt - colorful, garish.
kuntboa - public.
Kurbel - f. (pl: Kurble) pitman, winch.
Kurre - to coo like a dove.
Kurrei - n. tumbleweed.
kurtsweil - a moment, a short while, a little while, soon.
Kuss - m. (pl: e) a kiss.
kusse - to kiss.
Kusskjrietje - n. a mistletoe.
Küta - m. (pl: sch) a country estate, including the homes of workers and servants (khutor).
Kuts , Kutsa - f. (pl: Kutsasch) a short-tailed nag, a runt.
Kutscha - m. (pl: sch) chauffeur, driver, cabby, coachman.
kuzhle - to snuggle in, to nestle.
Kwad'raunte - boarders.
Kwa'tea - n. board and room.
kwaublijch - loosely fleshed, an unhealthy fatness.
Kwaulm - m. (pl: s) a heavy cloud of smoke.
Kwaulsta - m. (pl: sch) heavy phlem or saliva.
kwaunswiess - piecemeal, piece by piece.
kwausle - to chatter.
Kwauss - m. a simple Russian beer made from fermented bread.
Kwiel - m. saliva, spittle.
Kwoakjs - m. a pittance, an insignificant amount.
kwoare - to coo like a dove.
kwoarme - to pine or waste away.
Kwoat - n. quart.
Kwoatglauss - n. quart sized glass sealer.
kwose - to waste, squander.

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