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baby
n
baby
abinoojiinyens na a baby

biibiiyens na a baby

oshkabinoojiinh na a newborn baby, an infant

baby in a bundle
dakonaawaswaan na a baby in a bundle (to be held)

baby in a cradle board
dakobinaawaswaan na a baby in a cradle board

have a baby in a cradle board
dakobinaawaso vai s/he has a baby in a cradle board

hold a baby in arms
dakonaawaso vai s/he holds a baby

rock a baby
wewebinaawaso vai s/he rocks a baby in a cradle

See also: wewebaabiiginaawaso vai

wewebaabiigin vta swing h/ with a line (as a baby in a cradle swing); swing h/ (on a swing)

Paired with: wewebaabiiginan vti

CARRY A BABY ON BACK
carry a baby along on back
bimoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby along on h/ back

carry a baby about on back
babaamoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby around on h/ back

carry a baby away on back
animoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby away on h/ back

carry a baby from a certain place on back
ondoomaawaso vai s/he carries baby from a certain place on h/ back

carry a baby here on back
biidoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby here on h/ back

carry a baby to a certain place on back
inoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby to a certain place on h/ back

baby bottle
n
baby bottle
noobaajigan ni a baby bottle

babysit
vt
babysit
gizhaadaawaso vai s/he babysits

bamoonzhe vai

bachelor
n
bachelor
moozhaabe na [ML] a bachelor, an unmarried man

bizhigwaabe na a bachelor, an unmarried man

back
[direction]
adv
go back
azhe- pv lex go back

azheshkaa vai s/he goes back, returns

Paired with: azheshkaa vii

azhetaa vai s/he goes back, returns

hand back
azhen vta return h/, take h/ back, hand h/ back

Paired with: azhenan vti

azhenan vti return it, take it back, hand it back

Paired with: azhen vta

azhenamaw vta return (it) to, take (it) back to, hand (it) back to h/

azhenige vai s/he returns things, takes things back, hands things back

look back
aabanaabam vta look back at h/

Paired with: aabanaabandan vti

aabanaabandan vti look back at it

Paired with: aabanaabam vta

aabanaabi vai s/he looks back

paddle back
azhe'o vai s/he paddles backwards

azhekwazhiwe vai s/he paddles backwards

pound back
azheda'an vti pound it back (using a stick or a stick-like tool)

Paired with: azheda' vta

azheda' vta pound h/ back (using a stick or a stick-like tool)

Paired with: azheda'an vti

pull back
azhebidoon vti2 pull it back

Paired with: azhebizh vta

azhebizh vta pull h/ back

Paired with: azhebidoon vti2

stand back
azhegaabawi vai s/he stands back

take back
azhen vta return h/, take h/ back, hand h/ back

Paired with: azhenan vti

azhenamaw vta return (it) to, take (it) back to, hand (it) back to h/

azhenan vti return it, take it back, hand it back

Paired with: azhen vta

back
[return]
adv
take back
azhen vta return h/, take h/ back, hand h/ back

Paired with: azhenan vti

azhenamaw vta return (it) to, take (it) back to, hand (it) back to h/

azhenan vti return it, take it back, hand it back

Paired with: azhen vta

hand back
azhen vta return h/, take h/ back, hand h/ back

Paired with: azhenan vti

azhenan vti return it, take it back, hand it back

Paired with: azhen vta

azhenamaw vta return (it) to, take (it) back to, hand (it) back to h/

azhenige vai s/he returns things, takes things back, hands things back

back
[body]
n
Reference to the back of the body is made in verbs with the medial /-aawigan-/. Verbs for carrying or lifting a load on the back contain a vti final /-oond/ or a vta final /-oom/. Verbs for carrying or lifting a baby on the back contain the vta final /-oom/ followed by the vai final /-aawaso/.
back
nipikwan nid my back

gipikwan nid your back

opikwan nid h/ back

back itches
gizhiibaawigan vai [S] h/ back itches

gizhiibaawigane vai h/ back itches

See also: gizhiibaawigan vai [S]

break back
bookwaawigane vai s/he has a broken back, breaks h/ back, is hunchbacked

bookwaawiganeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ back

bookwaawiganebizh vta break h/ back (with hands)

broken back
bookwaawigane vai s/he has a broken back, breaks h/ back, is hunchbacked

fall and break back
bookwaawiganeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ back

hairy back
miishaawigane vai [N] s/he has a hairy back

middle of the back
naawaawigan adv loc in the middle of someone's back

scratch back
jiichiigawiganebizh vta scratch h/ back

small of the back
nizhiigan nid the small of my back; (the upper part of) my rump, rear end

gizhiigan nid the small of your back; (the upper part of) your rump, rear end

ozhiigan nid the small of h/ back; (the upper part of) h/ rump, rear end; its croup (top of the rump of an animal)

sore back
gaagiidaawigan vai [S] s/he has a sore back

See also: gaagiidaawigane vai [N]

gaagiidaawigane vai [N] s/he has a sore back

See also: gaagiidaawigane vai [N]

warm back
abaawiganezo vai s/he warms h/ (own) back

CARRY ON BACK
arrive carrying on back
bagamoom vta arrive carrying h/ on back

bagamoondan vti arrive carrying it on back

Paired with: bagamoom vta

bring on back
biidoondan vti bring it on back

Paired with: biidoom vta

biidoom vta bring h/ on back

Paired with: biidoondan vti

carry about on back
babaamoom vta carry h/ about on h/ back

Paired with: babaamoondan vti

babaamoondan vti carry it about on h/ back

Paired with: babaamoom vta

carry along on back
bimoom vta carry h/ along on one's back

Paired with: bimoondan vti

bimoondan vti carry it along on one's back

Paired with: bimoom vta

carry ashore on back
agwaayoom vta carry, take h/ shore on the back

Paired with: agwaayoondan vti

agwaayoondan vti carry, take it ashore on the back

Paired with: agwaayoom vta

carry away on back
animoom vta carry h/ away on the back

Paired with: animoondan vti

animoondan vti carry it away on the back

Paired with: animoom vta

carry from a certain place on back
ondoom vta carry h/ on back from a certain place

Paired with: ondoondan vti

ondoondan vti carry it on back from a certain place

Paired with: ondoom vta

carry off on back
maadoom vta carry h/ off on h/ back

Paired with: maadoondan vti

maadoondan vti carry it off on h/ back

Paired with: maadoom vta

carry to a certain place on back
inoom vta carry h/ to a certain place on h/ back

Paired with: inoondan vti

inoondan vti carry it to a certain place on h/ back

Paired with: inoom vta

CARRY A BABY ON BACK
carry a baby about on back
babaamoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby around on h/ back

carry a baby along on back
bimoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby along on h/ back

carry a baby away on back
animoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby away on h/ back

carry a baby from a certain place on back
ondoomaawaso vai s/he carries baby from a certain place on h/ back

carry a baby here on back
biidoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby here on h/ back

carry a baby to a certain place on back
inoomaawaso vai s/he carries a baby to a certain place on h/ back

back
[the past]
adv
back
ishkweyaang adv loc behind, at the back, in the rear; back (in time), in the past; in the back

back
[behind]
n
in the back
ishkweyaang adv loc behind, at the back, in the rear; back (in time), in the past; in the back

back
[as before]
adv
back
neyaab adv man as before; back to previous place or condition