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[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

scar on back
ojiishaawigane vai s/he has a scar on h/ 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 up
phrv
back up a vehicle
azhebizo vai s/he backs up a vehicle

Paired with: azhebide vii

backache
n
backache
dewaawigan vai [C] s/he has a backache

See also: dewaawigane vai [N]

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

dewipikwan vai [C] s/he has a backache

See also: dewipikwane vai

dewipikwane vai s/he has a backache

See also: dewipikwan vai [C]

backpack
n
backpack
bimiwanaan ni a pack; a backpack

bacon
n
bacon
bacon grease
n
bacon grease
gookooshi-bimide ni lard; bacon grease

See also: gookooshiwi-bimide ni [BL]

gookooshiwi-bimide ni [BL] bacon grease

See also: gookooshi-bimide ni

bad
adj
bad
maazhi- pv lex bad; ill-formed

maji- pv lex bad

bad breath
maazhimaagwanaamo vai s/he has bad breath

bad day
maazhi-giizhigad vii it is a bad day

bad dream
giiwanaadingwaam vai s/he has a bad dream, had a nightmare

bad fall
aapijishin vai s/he has a serious fall or accident, has a fatal fall or accident

bad life
maazhi-bimaadizi vai s/he behaves badly; s/he leads a bad life

bad luck
maazhise vai s/he has things go wrong, has bad luck

bad road or trail
maanadamon vii [S] it (road or trail) is bad, is poor

maanamon vii it (road or trail) is bad, is poor

bad shot
maana'e vai s/he takes a bad shot

bad voice
maanowe vai s/he is hoarse, has a bad voice

bad weather
niiskaadad vii it is bad weather

do something bad
maazhichige vai s/he does something wrong, does something bad

bad
adv
think bad
maanendan vti think or consider it bad, poor, or disagreeable

Paired with: maanenim vta

maanenim vta think or consider h/ bad, poor, or disagreeable

Paired with: maanendan vti

maanendaagozi vai s/he is thought bad, is thought poor, is thought disagreeable

Paired with: maanendaagwad vii

maanendaagwad vii it is thought bad, is thought poor, is thought disagreeable

Paired with: maanendaagozi vai

feel bad
maanamanji'o vai s/he feels bad, feels out of sorts, is depressed; s/he is in poor health, is ill

look bad
majinaagwad vii it looks bad, looks poor, looks inadequate

Paired with: majinaagozi vai

majinaagozi vai s/he looks bad, looks poor, looks inadequate

Paired with: majinaagwad vii

smell bad
maazhimaagozi vai s/he smells bad

Paired with: maazhimaagwad vii

maazhimaagwad vii it smells bad

Paired with: maazhimaagozi vai

maazhimaam vta find the smell of h/ bad

Paired with: maazhimaandan vti

maazhimaandan vti find it smells bad

Paired with: maazhimaam vta

smell bad burning or cooking
maazhimaaso vai s/he has a bad aroma, smells bad burning or cooking

Paired with: maazhimaate vii

maazhimaate vii it has a bad aroma, smells bad burning or cooking

Paired with: maazhimaaso vai

sound bad
maanitaagozi vai s/he sounds bad, doesn't sound right

Paired with: maanitaagwad vii

maanitaagwad vii it sounds bad, doesn't sound right

Paired with: maanitaagozi vai

maanitaw vta dislike what h/ says or sounds like; find what h/ says or sounds like disagreeable

Paired with: maanitan vti

maanitan vti it sounds bad to h/, doesn't sound right to h/

Paired with: maanitaw vta

taste bad
maazhipogozi vai s/he tastes bad

Paired with: maazhipogwad vii

maazhipogwad vii it tastes bad

Paired with: maazhipogozi vai

maanaagamin vii it (a liquid) tastes bad

bad medicine
n
bad medicine
maji-mashkiki ni poison; bad medicine: a remedy or spell having or intended to have negative results

bad-off
adj
bad-off
maazhi-ayaa vai s/he is bad-off; s/he is in poor health, is ill