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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

busy
adj
busy
ojaanimi- pv lex busy; noisy

ojaanimitaa vai s/he is busy (in some work or activity)

ojaanimizi vai s/he is busy

ondamizi vai s/he is busy

busy working
ondamanokii vai s/he is busy working

kept busy in an activity
ondamitaa vai s/he is kept busy in an activity

but
conj
but
aanawi adv man although; anyhow; but; despite

dash adv conj but; and, and then, then

See also: idash adv conj ; -sh adv conj

idash adv conj but; and, and then, then

See also: dash adv conj ; -sh adv conj

butcher knife
n
butcher knife
gichi-mookomaan ni a large knife: a butcher knife, a machete

butt
n
butt
indiy nid my rump, rear end, butt

See also: nidiy nid

nidiy nid my rump, rear end, butt

See also: indiy nid

gidiy nid your rump, rear end, butt

odiy nid h/ rump, rear end, butt

butter
n
butter
doodooshaaboo-bimide ni butter

ozaawi-bimide ni butter

butterfly
n
butterfly
memengwaa na a butterfly

button
n
button
gibadoonh na a button

gibodoonh na a button

button
vt
button
zagaakwa' vta fasten, pin, button h/

Paired with: zagaakwa'an vti

zagaakwa'an vti fasten, pin, button it

Paired with: zagaakwa' vta

zagaakwa'ige vai s/he fastens, pins, buttons things

zagaakwa'igaade vii it is fastened, pinned, buttoned (by someone), "they" fasten, pin, button it

zagaakwa'igaazo vai s/he is fastened, pinned, buttoned (by someone), "they" fasten, pin, button it

zagaakwa'amaw vta fasten, pin, button (it) for h/

zagaakwa'odizo vai s/he buttons h/ self up

buy
vt
buy
adaawe vai s/he buys

adaawen vai + o s/he buys (it)

adaawetamaw vta buy (it) for h/

adaawetamaage vai s/he buys (it) for others

adaawetamaazo vai s/he buys (it) for h/ self

adaam vta buy (it) from h/

buy food
miijimadaawe vai s/he buys food

buy from a certain place
ondadaawe vai + o s/he buys (it) from a certain place

buy in a certain place
danadaawe vai + o s/he buys (it) in a certain place

buy on credit
mazina'an vti buy it on credit, charge it to an account

mazina'amaw vta owe (it) to h/, get credit from h/, charge (it) (on an account with h/)

mazina'ige vai s/he owes something, gets or has credit, buys on credit, charges to an account, goes into debt

buy secretly
giimoodadaawe vai s/he buys secretly

overspend buying stuff
onzaamadaawe vai s/he overspends

buzzard
n
buzzard
wiinaange na a vulture

[
turkey vulture, buzzard
Cathartes aura
]