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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

cottage
n
cottage
niibinishiiwigamig ni a resort, a cottage

cotton
n
cotton cloth
babagiwayaaniigin ni (a piece of) cloth, a rag

gidagiigin ni calico, print cotton fabric

cottontail
n
cottontail rabbit
manidoo-waabooz na a cottontail rabbit

[
eastern cottontail
Sylvilagus floridanus
]

couch
n
couch
genwaakwak apabiwin ni-v a couch

ginwaako-apabiwin ni a couch; a bench

cough
vi
cough
ozosodam vai2 s/he coughs

pretend to cough
ozosodamookaazo vai s/he pretends to cough

cough medicine
n
cough medicine
ozosodamoo-mashkiki ni cough medicine

could
vi
could
daa- pv tns modal preverb of possibility, necessity, or obligation: can, could, should, would, might, must

gonige adv pred I wonder if; I wonder whether; could you

council
n
convene a council
zagaswe'iwe vai s/he gives a ceremony, convenes a council

council meeting
zagaswe'idiwag vai they have a council meeting; they have a ceremony

zagaswe'idiwin ni a council, a council meeting

council member
zagaswe'idiiwinini na a councillor, a council member, a representative

giigidoowinini na a councillor, a council member, a representative

giigidoowininiiwi vai s/he is a councillor, a council member, a representative

councillor
n
councillor
gaagiigidoowinini na a speaker

giigidoowinini na a councillor, a council member, a representative

giigidoowikwe na a councillor, a council member, a representative (female)

giigidoowininiiwi vai s/he is a councillor, a council member, a representative

wegimaawabid na-v a councillor, a council member, a representative; a government official

zagaswe'idiiwinini na a councillor, a council member, a representative

count
vt
count
agim vta count h/

Paired with: agindan vti

agindan vti count it; read it

Paired with: agim vta

agindaaso vai s/he counts; s/he reads

agindamaw vta count (it) for h/; read (it) for h/

agindamaage vai s/he counts (something) for people; s/he reads (something) for people

aginjigaade vii
  1. it is counted (by someone), "they" count it
  2. it is read (by someone), "they" read it

aginjigaazo vai s/he is counted, is a member

count in
dagwagim vta count h/ in, include h/

Paired with: dagwagindan vti

dagwagindan vti count it in, include it

Paired with: dagwagim vta

dagwaginde vii it is included, is counted in

Paired with: dagwaginzo vai

dagwaginzo vai s/he is included, is a member, is counted in

Paired with: dagwaginde vii

count over
aandagim vta count h/ over

Paired with: aandagindan vti

aandagindan vti count it over

Paired with: aandagim vta

count quickly
dadaatabangidaaso vai s/he counts quickly

start counting
maadagindaaso vai s/he starts counting, starts reading

maadagindan vti start counting, reading it

Paired with: maadagim vta

maadagim vta start counting h/

Paired with: maadagindan vti