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lacing
n
cut out lacing
waazhaabii vai s/he cuts out lacing

lacing cut from a hide
waazhaabaan ni cut-out lacing

lacrosse
n
lacrosse
baaga'adowewin ni the game of lacrosse, playing lacrosse

play lacrosse
baaga'adowe vai s/he plays lacrosse

lacrosse player
n
lacrosse player
baaga'adowewinini na a lacrosse player

lacrosse stick
n
lacrosse stick
baaga'adowaan ni a lacrosse stick

baaga'adowaanaatig ni a lacrosse stick

ladder
n
ladder
akwaandawaagan ni something to climb up on or in: a stairway, a ladder, an elevator

ladle
n
ladle
emikwaan ni a ladle; a spoon

gichi-emikwaan ni a ladle

mitigwemikwaan ni a wooden spoon, a wooden ladle

See also: mitigo-emikwaan ni

mitigo-emikwaan ni a wooden spoon, a wooden ladle

See also: mitigwemikwaan ni

soup ladle
naboobii-emikwaan ni a soup ladle

lady
n
lady
ikwe na
  1. a woman, a lady
  2. a queen (card)

zazegaa-ikwe na a fine woman, a lady; a woman who is well-dressed, good-looking, well-mannered

old lady
mindimooyenh na an old woman, an old lady

mindimooyenyiwi vai she is an old woman, is an old lady

lair
n
lair
waazh ni a den, a lair, a cave, a burrow

See also: waanzh ni

waanzh ni a den, a lair, a cave, a burrow

See also: waazh ni

lake
n
lake
zaaga'igan ni a lake

across the lake
agaaming adv loc on the other side of a body of water (a lake, a river), across a body of water (a lake, a river)

agaami-zaaga'igan adv loc across the lake

at the lake
agamiing adv loc at the lake; at the water; on the shore

by the lake
jiigi-zaaga'igan adv loc by the lake

chain of lakes
aanikegamaa vii it is a chain of lakes

halfway across lake
aabitawagaam adv loc halfway across the lake

lake goes off from another
bakegamaa vii lake goes off from another

lake water
zaaga'iganiiwaabo ni [BL] lake water

long lake
ginoogamaa vii it is a long lake

middle of the lake
naawagaam adv loc in the middle of the lake

See also: naanaawagaam adv loc

other side of the lake
agaaming adv loc on the other side of a body of water (a lake, a river), across a body of water (a lake, a river)

agaami-zaaga'igan adv loc across the lake

out in the lake
naawij adv loc out in the lake

round lake
waawiyegamaa vii it is a round lake

sandy lake
mitaawangaagamaa vii it is a sandy lake

walk around a lake
giiwitaayaazhagaame vai s/he walks around a lake; s/he walks around the edge

water from the lake
zaaga'iganiiwaabo ni [BL] lake water

wide lake
mangadegamaa vii it is a wide lake

Lake Superior
place
Lake Superior
gichigami ni
  1. a sea, a large lake
  2. Lake Superior