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bean soup
n
bean soup
mashkodesiminaaboo ni bean soup

miskojiisiminaaboo ni [N] bean soup

bear
[carry]
vt
bear on body
gigishkan vti have it on (the body), bear it (on the body); wear it

Paired with: gigishkaw vta

gigishkaw vta
  1. have h/, it (animate) on (the body); wear it (animate)
  2. be pregnant with h/

Paired with: gigishkan vti

bear
n
bear cub
makoons na a bear cub

bear
makwa na a bear

[
black bear
Ursus americana
]

female bear
noozhe-makwa na a female bear, a sow (bear)

See also: noozhek na

noozhek na a female bear, a sow (bear)

See also: noozhe-makwa na

male bear
naabe-makwa na a male bear, a boar (bear)

See also: naabek na

naabek na a male bear, a boar (bear)

See also: naabe-makwa na

white bear
waabi-makwa na a white bear

● PARTS OF A BEAR
bear claw
makoganzh na a bear claw

bear forepaw
makoninj ni a bear paw

bear grease
mako-bimide ni bear grease

bear's head
makoshtigwaan ni a bear's head

bear hide
makwayaan na a bear hide

bear hindpaw
makozid ni a bear's foot, hindpaw

bear meat
mako-wiiyaas ni bear meat

bear
[birth]
vt
bear
niigi' vta bear h/, make h/ grow or increase in number

Paired with: niigitoon vti2

bear grease
n
bear grease
mako-bimide ni bear grease

bear meat
n
bear meat
mako-wiiyaas ni bear meat

bear paw snowshoe
n
bear paw snowshoe
makwasaagim na [ML] a bear paw snowshoe

makwasaam na [BL] a bearpaw snowshoe

beard
n
have a beard
miishidaamikan vai [S] he has a beard

See also: miishidaamikane vai [N]

miishidaamikane vai [N] he has a beard

See also: miishidaamikan vai [S]

beat
[defeat]
vt
beat
niiwezh vta defeat h/ (in a contest or game), beat h/ (in a contest or game)

niiwezhiwe vai s/he defeats people (in a contest or game), beats people (in a contest or game)

beat in a contest
bakinaw vta win over h/, beat h/ (in a contest or game)

bakinaage vai s/he wins over people, beats people (in a contest or game)

beat in a game
gabenaw vta beat, defeat h/ (in a game)

gabenaage vai s/he scores, wins (in a game)

beat
[make sound]
vt
beat a drum
baaga'akokwe vai s/he beats a drum