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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

/oN-/ initial

arrange, form
on , ozh , oz
onabi vai s/he takes a seat, sits down
onada' vta shape or form h/ by pounding with something
onada'an vti shape or form it by pounding with something
onadin vta form, shape, knead, mold h/ (a soft substance) (by hand)
onadinan vti form, shape, knead, mold it (a soft substance) (by hand)
onagim vta decide on h/; appoint h/; set a price on h/
onagindan vti set a price on it
onagindaaso vai s/he sets a price
onagoode vii it hangs in place
onagoodoon vti2 hang it in place
onagoojin vai s/he hangs in place
onagoozh vta hang h/ in place
onagoozi vai s/he roosts up on something, is perched up on something
onakidoon vti2 set it up
onakizh vta set up h/
onapide vii it is tied in place
onapidoon vti2 tie it in place
onapizh vta tie h/ in place, harnesss h/
onapizo vai s/he is tied in place, is harnessed
onashkinade vii it is loaded
onashkinadoon vti2 [S] pack, load it
onashkina' vta pack, load h/ (e.g., a pipe)
onashkinatoon vti2 [N] pack, load it
onaabam vta choose, select, pick h/ (by sight)
onaabandan vti choose, select, pick it (by sight)
onaabikishim vta set h/ (rock or metal) in place; set h/ (a clock)
onaabikizh vta cut h/ (mineral) to shape, cut h/ out of metal
onaabikizhan vti cut it (mineral) to shape, cut it out of metal
onaagibidoon vti2 bend it to into shape
onaagibizh vta bend h/ into shape
onaagin vta bend h/ into shape
onaaginan vti bend it into shape
onaakon vta decide on, judge, sentence h/
onaakonan vti decide on, plan, judge it
onaakosidoon vti2 set it up as a frame
onendam vai2 s/he decides what to do, figures something out
onikodan vti cut it to shape
onikozh vta cut h/ to shape
onin vta
  1. form, shape, assemble, order h/
  2. deal h/ (e.g., cards)
oninan vti form, shape, assemble it; put it in order, put it away
onishkaa vai s/he gets up (from a prone position)
onizhan vti cut it out, form it by cutting
ozhibidoon vti2 shape it by pulling or pushing with hands
ozhibizh vta shape h/ by pulling or pushing with hands
ozhibii' vta write h/ down; vote for h/
ozhibii'an vti write it; write it down, jot it down; sign it
ozhiga' vta
  1. hew h/ to shape
  2. tap h/ (a tree, to get sap)
ozhiga'an vti
  1. hew it to shape
  2. tap it
ozhigaabawi vai s/he stands in place, stands ready
ozhige vai s/he builds a dwelling (lodge, house), makes camp
ozhigi vai s/he grows and takes form; s/he comes to life in the womb
ozhigin vii it takes form growing
ozhi' vta make, build, form h/
ozhijiishkiwagin vta form h/ [dough] into shape
ozhikodan vti carve it to shape
ozhikozh vta carve h/ to shape
ozisidoon vti2
  1. put it in place, arrange it
  2. make it (a bed)
  3. set it (a table)
ozhishim vta put h/ in place, arrange h/, set h/ up
ozhishin vai s/he lies in place; s/he has a place to sleep
ozhitoon vti2 make, build, form it
ozhiigin vta fold, prepare, set h/ (something sheet-like); roll h/ [cigarette]
ozhiiginan vti fold, prepare, set it (something sheet-like)
ozhiigizh vta cut h/ (something sheet-like) to shape
ozhiigizhan vti cut (something sheetlike) to shape