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abandon
vt
abandon
nagadan vti leave it behind; abandon, outstrip it

Paired with: nagazh vta

nagazh vta leave h/ behind; abandon, outstrip h/

Paired with: nagadan vti

abandoned
webinigan na someone abandoned

able
vi
able
gashki'o vai s/he gets free; s/he is able

able to carry
gashkiwidoon vti2 be able to take, carry it

Paired with: gashkiwizh vta

gashkiwizh vta be able to take, carry h/

Paired with: gashkiwidoon vti2

able to do
gashkitoon vti2 be able to do, suceed at, manage it

Paired with: gashki' vta

gashkichige vai s/he acquires something, earns something, is able (to do somehing)

able to get
gashkitaw vta be able to get (it) for h/, manage (it) for h/

able to hold
gashkin vta be able to hold h/, able to lift h/

Paired with: gashkinan vti

gashkinan vti be able to hold it, able to lift it

Paired with: gashkin vta

able to lift
gashkin vta be able to hold h/, able to lift h/

Paired with: gashkinan vti

gashkinan vti be able to hold it, able to lift it

Paired with: gashkin vta

able to manage
gashkitaw vta be able to get (it) for h/, manage (it) for h/

able to take
gashkiwidoon vti2 be able to take, carry it

Paired with: gashkiwizh vta

gashkiwizh vta be able to take, carry h/

Paired with: gashkiwidoon vti2

able to work
gashkanokii vai s/he is able to work

not able
bwaa- pv tns not able to; not before

gwiinawi- pv lex not able; not knowing

aboard
adv
get aboard
boozi vai s/he gets in or on (a vehicle or a boat), boards, gets aboard, embarks

jump aboard
boozigwaashkwani vai s/he jumps in or on (a vehicle or boat, jumps aboard

pull aboard
boozibidoon vti2 pull it aboard

Paired with: boozibizh vta

boozibizh vta pull h/ aboard

Paired with: boozibidoon vti2

tell to go aboard
boozinaazha' vta tell h/ to get in or on (a vehicle or boat); tell h/ to go aboard

throw aboard
boozwebin vta throw h/ aboard

Paired with: boozwebinan vti

boozwebinan vti throw it aboard

Paired with: boozwebin vta

boozwebinige vai s/he throws things aboard

about
[in different directions]
adv
Movement in or to many directions is shown in many verbs with the root /babaam-/ 'about, around' as the initial element or with the related preverb babaa- 'about, around'. Some people use shortened forms of these elements: root /baam-/ or preverb baa-. Although 'around' is often used to translate these elements, they do not indicate motion in a circular path.
about
babaa- pv dir going about, going around

blown about
babaamaashi vai s/he is blown about (by the wind); sails, soars about

Paired with: babaamaasin vii

babaamaasin vii it is blown about (by the wind); sails, soars about

Paired with: babaamaashi vai

carry about
babaamiwidoon vti2 take, carry it about

Paired with: babaamiwizh vta

babaamiwizh vta take, carry, guide h/ about

Paired with: babaamiwidoon vti2

chase about
babaaminizhikaw vta chase h/ about

babaaminizhikodaadiwag vai they chase each other about

clouds go about
babaamaanakwad vii clouds go about

crawl about
babaamoode vai s/he crawls about, crawls around

dance about
babaamishimo vai s/he dances about

drive about
babaamibide vii it speeds about, drives about, flies about

Paired with: babaamibizo vai

babaamibizo vai s/he speeds about, drives about, flies about

Paired with: babaamibide vii

babaamidaabii'iwe vai s/he drives about

fly about
babaamise vai s/he flies about

Paired with: babaamise vii

babaamise vii it flies about

Paired with: babaamise vai

babaamibide vii it speeds about, drives about, flies about

Paired with: babaamibizo vai

babaamibizo vai s/he speeds about, drives about, flies about

Paired with: babaamibide vii

go about hungry
babaamanaandam vai2 s/he goes about hungry

go about in a boat
babaamishkaa vai s/he paddles about, goes about in a boat

go about on business
babaamizi vai s/he does business, goes about on his business

go about on the ice
babaamaadagaako vai s/he goes about on the ice

babaamaadagaakobatoo vai s/he runs about on the ice, around on the ice

go about crying
babaamademo vai s/he goes about crying

go about trading
babaamadaawe vai s/he goes about trading

guide about
babaamiwizh vta take, carry, guide h/ about

Paired with: babaamiwidoon vti2

live about
babaamaadizi vai s/he lives about; s/he travels about

move (where one lives) about
babaamigozi vai s/he moves h/ residence about

paddle about
babaamishkaa vai s/he paddles about, goes about in a boat

babaamakwazhiwe vai s/he paddles about; s/he swims about (as a fish)

ride about on horseback
babaamoomigo vai s/he rides about on horseback

run about
babaamibatoo vai s/he runs about, runs around

babaamiba'idiwag vai they run about together, run around together

babaamibatwaadan vti run about, run around with it

babaamibatwaazh vta run about, run around with h/

babaamaadagaakobatoo vai s/he runs about on the ice, around on the ice

babaamwewebatoo vai s/he is heard running about, heard running around

sail about
babaamaashi vai s/he is blown about (by the wind); sails, soars about

Paired with: babaamaasin vii

babaamaasin vii it is blown about (by the wind); sails, soars about

Paired with: babaamaashi vai

skate about
babaamaada'e vai s/he skates about

speed about
babaamibide vii it speeds about, drives about, flies about

Paired with: babaamibizo vai

babaamibizo vai s/he speeds about, drives about, flies about

Paired with: babaamibide vii

spread the news about
babaamaajimo vai s/he spreads the news about

swim about
babaamaadagaa vai s/he swims about

See also: babaamaadage vai [BL]

babaamaadage vai [BL] s/he swims about

See also: babaamaadagaa vai

take about
babaamiwidoon vti2 take, carry it about

Paired with: babaamiwizh vta

babaamiwizh vta take, carry, guide h/ about

Paired with: babaamiwidoon vti2

travel about
babaamaadizi vai s/he lives about; s/he travels about

wade about
babaamaadagaazii vai s/he wades about

walk about
babaamose vai s/he walks about, takes a stroll

babimose vai s/he walks about, takes a stroll

wander about
babaa-ayaa vai s/he is around, wanders about

above
adv
above
ishpayi'ii adv loc up high (above, or over it)

See also: ishpaya'ii adv loc

ishpiming adv loc in the sky, above, in heaven

See also: ishpimiing adv loc [BL]

above all
adv
above all
memindage adv man especially, particularly, above all, of course

abscessed
adj
abscessed tooth
miniiwaabide vai s/he has an abscessed tooth

absent
adj
absent a certain length of time
apiitendi vai s/he is away, absent, gone so long

inendi vai s/he is away, absent, gone so long

absent a certain number of days
dasogonendi vai s/he is absent a certain number of days; s/he is gone a certain number of days

absent from a certain place
ondendi vai s/he is gone from a certain place, absent from a certain place

abuse
vt
abuse
aabiinjitoon vti2 abuse it; overdo an action on it

Paired with: aabiinji' vta

aanimi' vta make h/ suffer, cause h/ trouble, abuse h/

Paired with: aanimitoon vti2

aanimitoon vti2 abuse it

Paired with: aanimi' vta

verbally abuse
aabiinzom vta quarrel with h/; denigrate, verbally abuse h/

aabiinzonge vai s/he denigrates, verbally abuses someone

accept
vt
accept
odaapin vta take, accept, pick h/ up

Paired with: odaapinan vti

odaapinan vti take, accept; pick it up

Paired with: odaapin vta

odaapinamaw vta accept, take (it) from h/; pick (it) up from h/

odaapinige vai s/he accepts, takes, picks things up

odaapinigaade vii it is taken, accepted, picked up (by someone); "they" take, accept, pick it up

odaapinigaazo vai s/he is taken, accepted, picked up (by someone); "they" take, accept, pick it up