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accident
n
die in an accident
niiwanishin vai s/he dies in an accident

accidentally
adv
Accidental and unintended actions are shown in many verbs with the root /bit-/ 'accidentally', which can occur as /bit-/, /bich-/, /bis-/, or /biz-/, as the initial element. It also appears in the preverb bichi- 'accidentally, by accident'.
accidentally
bichi- pv lex accidentally, by accident

bite accidentally
bitam vta bite, eat h/ accidentally

Paired with: bitandan vti

bitandan vti bite, eat it accidentally

Paired with: bitam vta

bump accidentally
bitaakoshkan vti bump into it accidentally

Paired with: bitaakoshkaw vta

bitaakoshkaw vta bump into h/ accidentally

Paired with: bitaakoshkan vti

bitaakoshin vai s/he bumps, hits against something accidentally (as something stick- or wood-like)

cut accidentally
bitizh vta cut h/ accidentally

Paired with: bitizhan vti

bitizhan vti cut it accidentally

Paired with: bitizh vta

bitikozh vta cut h/ accidentally (with a knife)

Paired with: bitikodan vti

bitikodan vti cut it accidentally (with a knife)

Paired with: bitikozh vta

hit accidentally
bitaganaam vta accidentally hit h/

Paired with: bitaganaandan vti

bitaganaandan vti accidentally hit it

Paired with: bitaganaam vta

shoot accidentally
bichinan vti shoot it accidentally

Paired with: bichinaw vta

bichinaw vta shoot h/ accidentally

Paired with: bichinan vti

bichinaage vai s/he shoots people accidentally

bichinaadizo vai s/he shoots h/ self accidentally

accompaniment
n
sing accompaniment
zhaabowe vai s/he sings an accompaniment (of women)

accompany
vt
accompany
wiijiiw vta go with, come with, accompany h/

wiiji'iwe vai s/he goes with, accompanies people

wiijiindiwag vai they go with, come with, accompany each other

accomplish
vt
accomplish
gashki'ewizi vai s/he accomplishes, suceeds

debinan vti
  1. reach for it
  2. achieve, accomplish it

Paired with: debin vta

accountant
n
accountant
asigibii'igewinini na an accountant, a bookkeeper

asigibii'igewikwe na an accountant, a bookkeeper (female)

accuse
vt
accuse
anaamim vta blame h/ (in speech), accuse h/

anaamindiwag vai they blame, accuse each other

ace
[card]
n
ace
bezhigoobii'igan na an ace

ache
vi
The root /dew-/ 'ache' occurs as the initial element in many verbs localizing aches in specific body parts. The involved body part is identified in the second element, a body part medial such as /-zid-/ 'foot' or /-aabid-/ 'tooth'.
ache
dewizi vai s/he aches, has an ache

arm aches
dewinike vai s/he has an ache in h/ arm

back aches
dewipikwan vai [C] s/he has a backache

See also: dewipikwane vai

dewipikwane vai s/he has a backache

See also: dewipikwan vai [C]

dewaawigan vai [C] s/he has a backache

See also: dewaawigane vai [N]

dewaawigane vai [N] s/he has a back ache

bone aches
dewigane vai s/he has aching bones

foot aches
dewizide vai s/he has an ache in h/ foot

hand aches
dewininjii vai s/he has an ache in h/ hand

leg aches
dewigaade vai s/he has an ache in h/ leg

tooth aches
dewaabide vai s/he has a toothache

acne
n
acne on face
moosewiingwe vai s/he has acne on h/ face