Search the dictionary Advanced Search

How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

hail
vi
hail
mikwamiikaa vii
  1. there (a lot of) ice
  2. it hails

hair
n
hair
niinizis nid my (strand of) hair

giinizis nid your (strand of) hair

wiinizis nid h/ (strand of) hair

See also: owiinizis nid

owiinizis nid h/ (strand of) hair

See also: wiinizis nid

black hair
makadewindibe vai s/he has black hair

blond hair
ozaawindibe vai s/he has blond hair, brown hair

ozaawaakondibe vai s/he has blond hair, brown hair

braid hair
apikaazh vta braid h/; braid h/ hair

apikaanidizo vai s/he braids h/ own hair

okaaden vta braid h/; braid h/ hair

Paired with: okaadenan vti

okaadenidizo vai s/he braids h/ (own) hair

white hair
waabishkindibe vai s/he has white hair

brown hair
ozaawindibe vai s/he has blond hair, brown hair

ozaawaakondibe vai s/he has blond hair, brown hair

comb hair
binaakwe' vta comb h/

binaakwe'wi vta

binaakwe' vta

nazikwe' vta comb h/ hair

nazikwe'o vai s/he combs h/ (own) hair

See also: anzikwe'o vai [RL]

curl hair
babiizigaakiz vta curl h/ hair (by heat)

babiizigaakizige vai h/ hair is curled (by heat)

curly hair
babiizigindibe vai s/he has curly hair

babiizigaanikwe vai s/he has curly hair

cut hair
giishkikozh vta cut h/ hair, give h/ a haircut

giishkikozhiwe vai s/he cuts hair

dirty hair
wiinaanikwe vai [BL] s/he has dirty hair

grey hair
waabikwaan ni a strand of grey hair

waabikwe vai s/he has grey hair

long hair
gagaanwaanikwe vai s/he has long hair

messy hair
niiskindibe vai s/he has messy hair

nice hair
minwaanikwe vai s/he has nice hair

pubic hair
nimiishigwaan nid my pubic hair

gimiishigwaan nid your pubic hair

omiishigwaan nid h/ pubic hair

pull hair
wiikwaanikwebizh vta pull h/ hair

short hair
dadaakwaanikwe vai s/he has short hair

straight hair
dazhwaanikwe vai s/he has straight hair

thick hair
gipagaanikwe vai s/he has thick hair

wash hair
giziibiigindibe vai s/he washes h/ (own) hair

giziibiigindiben vta wash h/ hair

hair dressing
n
hair dressing
noomakwaan ni hair dressing

hair pin
n
hair pin
haircut
n
give a haircut
baapaagokozh vta give h/ a haircut

giishkikozh vta cut h/ hair, give h/ a haircut

get a haircut
baapaagokozo vai s/he gets a haircut

giishkikozo vai s/he has a haircut, gets a haircut

hairdresser
n
hairdresser
baapaagokozhiwewikwe na [ML] a hairdresser (female)

baapaagokozhiwewinini na [ML] a barber; a (male) hairdresser

babiizigaakizigewikwe na a (female) hairdresser

babiizigaakizigewinini na a (male) hairdresser

hairdressing salon
n
hairdressing salon
baapaagokozhiwewigamig ni a barber shop; a beauty parlor, a hair dressing salon

babiizigaakizigewigamig ni a beauty parlor, a hair dressing salon

hairy
adj
hairy
miishizi vai s/he is hairy, is fuzzy

Paired with: miishaa vii

miishaa vii it is hairy, is fuzzy

Paired with: miishizi vai

hairy arm
miishinike vai s/he has hairy arms

hairy cheek
miishanowe vai s/he has a hairy cheek or hairy cheeks

hairy chest
miishaakigane vai [N] he has a hairy chest

See also: miishaakigan vai [S]

miishaakigan vai [S] he has a hairy chest

See also: miishaakigane vai [N]

hairy ear
miishitawage vai s/he has hairy ears

hairy face
miishiingwe vai s/he has a hairy face, is bearded

hairy foot
miishizide vai s/he has hairy feet

hairy knee
miishigidigwe vai s/he has a hairy knee or hairy knees

mamiishigidigwe vai s/he has hairy knees

hairy leg
miishigaade vai s/he has hairy legs

hairy nostrils
miishidenigome vai s/he has hairy nostrils

half
adj
half
aabita adv num half

aabita- pv qnt half

half a bag
aabitooshkin adv num half a bag

and a half
ashi-aabita adv num and a half

eat half
aabitawam vta eat half of h/

Paired with: aabitawandan vti

aabitawandan vti eat half of it

Paired with: aabitawam vta

half full
adv
half full (of liquid)
aabitoobii vii
  1. it is half full (of liquid)
  2. it (a liquid) fills something half-full

Paired with: aabitoobii vai

aabitoobii vai s/he is half full (of liquid)

Paired with: aabitoobii vii

aabitoobadoon vti2 fill it half full (with liquid)

Paired with: aabitoobazh vta

aabitoobazh vta fill h/ half full (with liquid)

Paired with: aabitoobadoon vti2

half full (of solids)
aabitooshkine vii it is half full (of solids)

Paired with: aabitooshkine vai

aabitooshkine vai s/he is half full (of solids); s/he fills something half full

Paired with: aabitooshkine vii

aabitooshkinadoon vti2 [S] fill it half full (with solids)

Paired with: aabitooshkina' vta See also: aabitooshkinatoon vti2 [RL]

aabitooshkinatoon vti2 [RL] fill it half full (with solids)

Paired with: aabitooshkina' vta See also: aabitooshkinadoon vti2 [S]

aabitooshkina' vta fill h/ half full (with solids)

Paired with: aabitooshkinadoon vti2 [S]