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brother
n
older brother
nisayenh nad my older brother

gisayenh nad your older brother

osayenyan nad h/ older brother

younger brother
nishiime nad my younger sibling (brother or sister); my younger parallel cousin (mother's sister's child; father's brother's child)

gishiime nad your younger sibling (brother or sister); your younger parallel cousin (father's brother's child; mother's sister's child)

oshiimeyan nad h/ younger sibling (brother or sister); h/ younger parallel cousin (mother's sister's child; father's brother's child)

brother of a female
ndawemaa nad my brother; my sibling of the opposite sex; my sister

indawemaa nad my brother; my sibling of the opposite sex; my sister

nindawemaa my brother; my sibling of the opposite sex; my sister

gidawemaa nad your sibling of the opposite sex; your brother; your sister

odawemaan nad h/ sibling of the opposite sex: her brother, his sister

brother of a male
niijikiwenh nad my (male's) brother, (male) parallel cousin, fellow man

wiijikiwenyan nad his brother

owiijikiwenyan nad his brother

brother (ritual use)
=iikaan nad someone's (male's) brother; someone's (male's) male friend

=iikaanis nad someone's (male's) brother; someone's (male's) male friend

brother-in-law
n
brother-in-law of a male
niitaa nad my brother-in-law (a male's brother-in-law)

giitaa nad your brother-in-law (a man's brother-in-law)

wiitaan nad his brother-in-law (a man's brother-in-law)

See also: owiitaan nad

owiitaan nad his brother-in-law (a man's brother-in-law)

See also: wiitaan nad

brother-in-law of a female
niinim nad (if I am male) my sister-in-law; (if I am female) my brother-in-law

giinim nad (if you are male) your sister-in-law; (if you are female) your brother-in-law

wiinimoon nad (if someone is female) her brother-in-law; (if someone is male) his sister-in-law

See also: owiinimoon nad

owiinimoon nad (if someone is female) her brother-in-law; (if someone is male) his sister-in-law

See also: wiinimoon nad

brow
n
brow
nikatig nid my forehead, brow

gikatig nid your forhead, brow

okatig nid h/ forehead, brow

brown
adj
The root /ozaaw-/ is the initial element in words for colors ranging from yellow to brown.
brown
ozaawaa vii it is yellow, is brown

Paired with: ozaawizi vai

ozaawi- pv lex brown; yellow

ozaawizi vai s/he is yellow, is brown

Paired with: ozaawaa vii

brown (globular)
ozaawiminagad vii it is yellow or brown (globular)

See also: ozaawiminagizi vai

ozaawiminagizi vai s/he is yellow or brown (globular)

brown (liquid)
ozaawaagamin vii it (a liquid) is yellow, is brown

brown (mineral)
ozaawaabikad vii it is (of) brass; it is yellow, is brown (as something mineral)

Paired with: ozaawaabikizi vai

ozaawaabikizi vai s/he is (of) brass; s/he is yellow, is brown (as something mineral)

Paired with: ozaawaabikad vii

brown (sheet-like)
ozaawegad vii it (something sheet-like) is yellow, is brown

Paired with: ozaawegizi vai

ozaawegizi vai s/he is yellow, is brown (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: ozaawegad vii

brown (stick-like)
ozaawaakwad vii it is yellow, is brown (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: ozaawaakozi vai

ozaawaakozi vai s/he is yellow, is brown (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: ozaawaakwad vii

brown (string-like)
ozaawaabiigad vii it is yellow, is brown (as something string-like)

Paired with: ozaawaabiigizi vai

ozaawaabiigizi vai s/he is yellow, is brown (as something string-like)

Paired with: ozaawaabiigad vii

appear brown
ozaawinaagozi vai s/he looks yellow, appears yellow; s/he looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagwad vii

ozaawinaagwad vii it looks yellow, appears yellow; it looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagozi vai

brown bark
ozaawanagekozi vai it (animate) has brown or yellow bark

brown hair
ozaawindibe vai s/he has blond hair, brown hair

ozaawaakondibe vai s/he has blond hair, brown hair

brown leaves
ozaawibagaa vii there are yellow leaves, brown leaves

color brown
ozaawaanzan vti color it yellow, color it brown

Paired with: ozaawaanz vta

ozaawaanz vta color h/ yellow, color h/ brown

Paired with: ozaawaanzan vti

ozaawaande vii it is colored yellow, is colored brown

Paired with: ozaawaanzo vai

ozaawaanzo vai s/he is colored yellow, is colored brown

Paired with: ozaawaande vii

look brown
ozaawinaagozi vai s/he looks yellow, appears yellow; s/he looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagwad vii

ozaawinaagwad vii it looks yellow, appears yellow; it looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagozi vai

wear brown
ozaawi'o vai s/he wears yellow, wears brown

ozaawikonaye vai s/he wears yellow, wears brown

brown
vt
brown by fire
ozaawaakizan vti toast it, brown it (by fire)

Paired with: ozaawaakiz vta

ozaawaakiz vta toast h/, brown h/ (by fire)

Paired with: ozaawaakizan vti

ozaawaakide vii it is toasted, is browned (by heat or fire)

Paired with: ozaawaakizo vai

ozaawaakizo vai it (animate) is toasted, is browned (by heat or fire)

See also: ozaawaakide vii

ozaawaakizige vai s/he toasts something, browns something (by fire)

bruised
adj
bruised face
ozhaawashkwaanagiingwe vai s/he has a bruised face

brush
vt
brush snow
bawaagone' vta brush snow off h/ using something

Paired with: bawaagone'an vti

bawaagone'an vti brush snow off it using something

Paired with: bawaagone' vta

bawaagonen vta brush snow off h/ (by hand)

Paired with: bawaagonenan vti

bawaagonenan vti brush snow off it (by hand)

Paired with: bawaagonen vta

brush teeth
giziiyaabide'o vai s/he brushes h/ (own) teeth

giziiyaabide'odizo vai s/he brushes h/ (own) teeth

brush (sheet-like)
bawega' vta brush h/ (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: bawega'an vti

bawega'an vti brush it using something (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: bawega' vta

brush
[tool]
n
paint brush
zhizhoobii'iganaatig ni a paint brush

scrub brush
mamigosaga'igan ni [BL] a scrub brush

See also: mimigosaga'igan ni

mimigosaga'igan ni a scrub brush

See also: mamigosaga'igan ni [BL]

toothbrush
giziiyaabide'on ni a toothbrush

brush
[plants]
n
chop brush clear
bashkoga'ige vai s/he is brushing, is clearcutting

clump of brush
bikokobaa vii it is a clump of brush

in the brush
megwekob adv loc in the brush, in a thicket

point of brush
nekobaa vii it is a point of brush

thick brush
zagikobaa vii it is thick brush

bubble
n
bubble
biisitaagan ni a bubble