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benefit
vt
benefit
debi' vta satisfy, benefit h/, give h/ something appropriate

bent
adj
bent over
biskaa vii it is bent over, folded

bent
adj
bent
waagaa vii it is bent

Paired with: waagizi vai

waagizi vai s/he is bent

Paired with: waagaa vii

bent (stick-like)
waagaakozi vai s/he is bent (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: waagaakwad vii

waagaakwad vii it is bent (as something stick- or wood-like)

bent (mineral/metal)
waagaabikad vii it is bent (as something mineral)

Paired with: waagaabikizi vai

waagaabikizi vai s/he is bent (as something mineral)

Paired with: waagaabikad vii

berries
n
berries picked
mawinzwaan ni a picked berry

conceal berries
aagawinzo vai s/he conceals the source of berries being picked

dried berries
baasiminaan ni [BL] a dried berry

dry berries
baasiminaanike vai s/he dries berries

hide berries
gaadawinzo vai s/he hides berries being picked

look for berries
andawawinzo vai s/he goes to look for berries to pick

nanaandawawinzo vai s/he looks all over for berries to pick

pick berries
mawinzo vai s/he picks berries

mawinzwaadan vti pick it (fruit or berries)

Paired with: mawinzwaazh vta

mawinzwaazh vta pick h/ (fruit or berries)

Paired with: mawinzwaadan vti

andawawinzo vai s/he goes to look for berries to pick

danawinzo vai s/he picks berries in a certain place

jaagawinzo vai s/he picks all the berries, picks over an area of berries

maadawinzo vai s/he starts to pick berries

nanaandawawinzo vai s/he looks all over for berries to pick

pick all the berries
jaagawinzo vai s/he picks all the berries, picks over an area of berries

pick berries in a certain place
danawinzo vai s/he picks berries in a certain place

bet
vi
bet
ataw vta
  1. put (it) in a certain place for h/
  2. gamble with, play cards with, bet with, wager with h/

ataage vai s/he gambles, plays cards, bets, wagers

ataadiwag vai they gamble, bet, wager with each other; they play cards

danataadiwag vai they bet with each other in a certain place; they play cards in a certain place

beware
vi
beware
baapiniziwaagan pc disc beware! (a warning based on a premonition)

beyond
prep
beyond
awasayi'ii adv loc [N] beyond it; on the other side of it

See also: awasaya'ii adv loc

awasi- pv lex beyond; on the other side

awasinake adv loc [BL] on the other side

beyond the fire
awasishkode adv loc beyond the fire; on the other side of the fire, across the fire

beyond the mountain
awasajiw adv loc beyond the mountain or hill; on the other side of the mountain or hill

beyond the woods
awasaakwaa adv loc beyond the woods; on the other side of the woods

bible
n
bible
new testament
oshki-ozhibii'igan ni the new testament of the bible

old testament
gete-ozhibii'igan ni the old testament of the bible

bicycle
n
bicycle
ditibiwebishkigan na a bicycle

big
adj
big
gichi- pv lex very, quite; big; great

See also: chi- pv lex

michaa vii it is big

Paired with: mindido vai

mindido vai s/he is big

Paired with: michaa vii

big (mineral)
michaabikad vii it is big (as something mineral)

Paired with: michaabikizi vai

michaabikizi vai
  1. s/he is big (as something mineral)
  2. it is full (of the moon), there is a full moon

Paired with: michaabikad vii

big (sheet-like)
michiigad vii it (sheet-like) is big

Paired with: michiigizi vai

michiigizi vai it (animate; sheet-like) is big

Paired with: michiigad vii

big (stick-like)
michaakozi vai s/he is big (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: michaakwad vii

michaakwad vii it is big (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: michaakozi vai

look big
manginaagozi vai s/he or it (animate) looks big

Paired with: manginaagwad vii

manginaagwad vii it looks big

Paired with: manginaagozi vai

so big
inigokwaa vii it is a certain size, is so big

Paired with: inigini vai

inigini vai s/he is a certain size, is so big

Paired with: inigokwaa vii

so big (sheet-like)
inigokwegad vii it is a certain size, is so big (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: inigokwegizi vai

inigokwegizi vai s/he is a certain size, is so big (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: inigokwegad vii

so big (stick-like)
inigokwaakozi vai s/he is a certain size, is so big (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: inigokwaakwad vii

inigokwaakwad vii it is a certain size, is so big (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: inigokwaakozi vai

so big (string-like)
inigokwaabiigad vii it is a certain size, is so big (as something string-like)

Paired with: inigokwaabiigizi vai

inigokwaabiigizi vai s/he is a certain size, is so big (as something string-like)

Paired with: inigokwaabiigad vii

big teeth
mangaabide vai s/he has big teeth

mamaangaabide vai s/he has big teeth

make big
mangi' vta make h/ big, enlarge h/

Paired with: mangitoon vti2

mangitoon vti2 make it big, enlarge it

Paired with: mangi' vta

michaatoon vti2 make it big, enlarge it

Paired with: mindido' vta

mindido' vta make h/ big, enlarge h/

Paired with: michaatoon vti2