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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

country
n
country
aki ni
  1. earth, land, ground
  2. a country, a territory
  3. moss

Indian country
anishinaabewaki ni Indian country

return to own country
giiwekii vai s/he returns to h/ country

courage
n
courage
zoongide'ewin ni bravery, courage

courageous
adj
courageous
mangide'e vai s/he is courageous

court
n
court matter
dibaakonigaade vii it is a court matter

in court
onaakonige vai s/he is in court; s/he decides, plans, judges something

court
vt
court
nooji'ikwewe vai he goes after a woman or women, courts a woman

courthouse
n
courthouse
dibaakonigewigamig ni a courthouse, a courtroom

courting song
n
courting song
nooji'ikwewe-nagamon ni a courting song

sing courting song
nooji'ikwewe-nagamo vai s/he sings a courting song

cousin
n
● CROSS-COUSIN: MOTHER'S BROTHER'S CHILD, FATHER'S SISTER'S CHILD
female's female cross-cousin
indaangoshenh nad my (if I am female) cross-cousin (a female cross-cousin: my mother's brother's daughter, my father's sister's daughter)

gidaangoshenh nad your (if you are female) cross-cousin: (a female cross-cousin: your mother's brother's daughter, your father's sister's daughter)

odaangoshenyan nad her cross-cousin: (a female cross-cousin: her mother's brother's daughter, her father's sister's daughter)

female's male cross-cousin
niinimoshenh nad my cross-cousin (of the opposite sex to me): my mother's brother's child, my father's sister's child; my sweetheart

giinimoshenh nad your cross-cousin (of the opposite sex to you): your mother's brother's child, your father's sister's child ; your sweetheart

wiinimoshenyan nad h/ cross-cousin (of the opposite sex to h/): h/ mother's brother's child, h/ father's sister's child ; h/ sweetheart

See also: owiinimoshenyan nad

male's female cross-cousin
niinimoshenh nad my cross-cousin (of the opposite sex to me): my mother's brother's child, my father's sister's child; my sweetheart

giinimoshenh nad your cross-cousin (of the opposite sex to you): your mother's brother's child, your father's sister's child ; your sweetheart

wiinimoshenyan nad h/ cross-cousin (of the opposite sex to h/): h/ mother's brother's child, h/ father's sister's child ; h/ sweetheart

See also: owiinimoshenyan nad

male's male cross-cousin
niitaawis nad my male cross-cousin (man speaking)

● PARALLEL COUSIN: MOTHER'S SISTER'S CHILD, FATHER'S BROTHER'S CHILD
parallel cousin
=dawemaaw- nad STEM FOR: parallel cousin of the opposite sex; STEM FOR: sibling of the opposite sex (brother or sister)

=miseny- nad STEM OF: older sister; STEM OF: older female parallel cousin (father's brother's daughter; mother's sister's daughter)

nimisenh nad my older sister

nisayenh nad my older brother

=sayeny- nad STEM OF: older brother; STEM OF: older male parallel cousin (mother's sister's son; father's brother's son)

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

cover
vt
cover
agwana'an vti cover it

Paired with: agwana' vta

agwana'wi vta [NI]

agwana' vta

badagwana' vta cover h/

Paired with: badagwana'an vti

badagwana'an vti cover it

Paired with: badagwana' vta

badagwana'ige vai s/he covers things

badagwana'igaade vii it is covered (by someone), "they" cover it

Paired with: badagwana'igaazo vai

badagwana'igaazo vai s/he is covered (by someone), "they" cover h/

Paired with: badagwana'igaade vii

cover eyes
gibaabin vta cover h/ eyes (with the hand)

gibaabinidizo vai s/he covers h/ own eyes (with the hand)

cover with blankets
agwazhe' vta cover h/ with blankets

cover with body
badagoshkan vti cover it with h/ body, lie protectively on it

Paired with: badagoshkaw vta

badagoshkaw vta cover h/ with body, lie protectively on h/

Paired with: badagoshkan vti

cover
n
lodge door cover
gibishkwaande'on ni a lodge door cover

gibinde'igan ni a cloth or hide door cover used on a lodge

gibinde'on ni [NI] a cloth or hide door cover used on a lodge

gibinde'onaak ni [NI] stick in a lodge door cover