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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

deadfall
n
deadfall trap
dasoonaagan ni a deadfall trap; a trap

mitigwanii'igan ni a deadfall trap

deaf
adj
deaf
gagiibishe vai s/he is deaf

gibishe vai s/he is deaf

deal
vt
deal cards
onin vta
  1. form, shape, assemble, order h/
  2. deal h/ (e.g., cards)

Paired with: oninan vti

oninige vai
  1. s/he forms, shapes, assembles, orders things
  2. s/he deals cards

death
n
beat to death
niiwana' vta slaughter h/, beat h/ to death

freeze to death
gawaji vai s/he is so cold s/he can't move, freezes to death

have a death in family
nibooke vai s/he has a death in h/ family

debt
n
go collect a debt
naadazina'ige vai s/he goes to collect a debt

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

deceive
vt
deceive
wayezhim vta deceive, cheat h/ (by speech)

wayezhinge vai s/he deceives, cheats people (by speech)

giiwanim vta lie to, deceive h/

December
n
December
bibooni-giizis na [BL] December

manidoo-giizisoons na December

decide
vi
decide
inendam vai2
  1. s/he thinks a certain way
  2. s/he decides, agrees, consents

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

onendam vai2 s/he decides what to do, figures something out

decide a certain way
inaakon vta decide about h/ a certain way; judge h/ a certain way; sentence h/ a certain way

inaakonan vti decide a certain way about it; judge it a certain way

Paired with: inaakon vta

inaakonige vai s/he agrees on something; s/he decides things a certain way; s/he makes a certain judgement

inaakonigaade vii it is decided in a certain way (by someone), "they" decide it a certain way; it is decreed a certain way

decide on
onaakon vta decide on, judge, sentence h/

Paired with: onaakonan vti

onaakonan vti decide on, plan, judge it

Paired with: onaakon vta

onagim vta appoint h/, swear h/ in; decide on h/; put a price or value on h/

Paired with: onagindan vti

decision
n
it's your decision
booshke giin pc disc it's up to you; it's your decision

decorate
vt
decorate
wawezhi' vta decorate, adorn h/; dress up, make up h/

Paired with: wawezhitoon vti2

wawezhitoon vti2 decorate it

Paired with: wawezhi' vta

wawezhichige vai s/he decorates things

wawezhichigaade vii it is decorated (by someone), "they" decorate it

wawezhichigaazo vai s/he is decorated (by someone), "they" decorate h/