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first
adv
first
akawe adv tmp first (in a time sequence), first of all

first of all
akawe adv tmp first (in a time sequence), first of all

first
adj
live in the first house
nitamige vai s/he lives in the first house

first day of the month
bezhigwaginzo vai [BL] it is the first (of the month)

maadaginzo vai the month begins, it is the first (of the month)

first person
first person
n= pf I, me [the one or ones speaking, the first person]; my [the one or ones speaking, the first person]

ni= pf I, me [the one or ones speaking, the first person]; my [the one or ones speaking, the first person]

ind= pf I, me [the one or ones speaking, the first person]; my [the one or ones speaking, the first person]

nind= pf I, me [the one or ones speaking, the first person]; my [the one or ones speaking, the first person]

niin pron per I, me

See also: gaye niin pron per ; geniin pron per

first person exclusive plural
first person exclusive plural
niinawind pron per we, us [exclusive]

See also: gaye niinawind pron per ; geniinawind pron per

niinetawind pron per only we, only us; just us [exclusive]

niinitamawind pron per our turn, us next [exclusive]

first person inclusive plural
first person inclusive plural
giinawind pron per we, us [inclusive]

See also: gaye giinawind pron per ; gegiinawind pron per

giinetawind pron per only we, only us; just us [inclusive]

giinitamawind pron per our turn, us next [inclusive]

first person inclusive plural
first person inclusive plural
giinawind pron per we, us [inclusive]

See also: gaye giinawind pron per ; gegiinawind pron per

giinetawind pron per only we, only us; just us [inclusive]

giinitamawind pron per our turn, us next [inclusive]

first-born
n
first-born
nitamoozhaan na an eldest child; a first-born child

first-quarter moon
n
first-quarter moon
aabitawaasige vai there is a first-quarter or last-quarter moon

aabitawaabikizi vai
  1. s/he is half (as something mineral)
  2. it (the moon) is a half-moon

fish
n
fish
giigoonh na a fish

See also: giingoo na [RL]

clean fish
bakazhaawe vai s/he cleans fish

fire-cured meat or fish
abwewasigan ni fire-cured meat or fish

roasted fish
abwaajigan ni roasted meat or fish

scale fish
jiiga'amegwe vai s/he scales fish

jiiga'e vai s/he scales fish

smoked fish
gaaski-giigoonh na smoked fish

gaaskaabasigan na smoke-cured animal or fish

See also: gaaskaabasigan ni

fish
vi
fish
giigoonyike vai s/he fishes

noojigiigoonyiwe vai s/he goes fishing

fish through the ice with a spear
akwa'waa vai [ML] s/he fishes through the ice with spear

fish with a hook and line
wewebanaabii vai s/he fishes with a hook and line

fish with a net
bagida'waa vai s/he fishes (with a net), sets net

fish with a setline
bagidaabii vai s/he fishes with a setline

go fishing
noojigiigoonyiwe vai s/he goes fishing