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heron
n
blue heron
zhashagi na a blue heron

[
great blue heron
Ardea herodias
]

herring
[fish]
n
lake herring
hew
adj
hew to shape
ozhiga' vta
  1. hew h/ to shape
  2. tap h/ (a tree, to get sap)

Paired with: ozhiga'an vti

ozhiga'an vti
  1. hew it to shape
  2. tap it

Paired with: ozhiga' vta

ozhiga'ige vai s/he taps trees

ozhiga'wi vta [NI]

ozhiga' vta

hiccough
vi
hiccough
onwaawe vai s/he hiccoughs, hiccups

wanwewese vai [BL] s/he hiccoughs, hiccups

hiccup
vi
hiccup
onwaawe vai s/he hiccoughs, hiccups

wanwewese vai [BL] s/he hiccoughs, hiccups

hickory
n
hickory
mitigwaabaak na a hickory

[
shagbark hickory
Carya ovata
]

hide
n
hide
bashkwegin ni hide; leather

tanned hide
asekaan na a tanned hide

scrape hides
jiishaakwa' vta scrape h/ to remove something (e.g., fat on a hide)

Paired with: jiishaakwa'an vti

jiishaakwa'wi vta [NI]

jiishaakwa' vta

jiishaakwa'an vti scrape it off something using something

Paired with: jiishaakwa' vta

jiishaakwa'ige vai s/he scrapes hides

scrape hair from hide
maada'an vti scrape the hair and fat from it (a skin)

maada'ige vai s/he scrapes hides

bear hide
makwayaan na a bear hide

beaver hide
amikwayaan na a beaver hide

calf hide
bizhikiinsiwayaan na a calfhide

cowhide
bizhikiwayaan na a cowhide

deer hide
waawaashkeshiwayaan na a deer hide

fisher hide
ojiigiwayaan na a fisher hide

fox hide
waagoshiwayaan na a fox hide

lynx hide
bizhiwayaan na a lynx hide

marten hide
waabizheshiwayaan na a marten hide

mink hide
zhaangweshiwayaan na a mink hide

muskrat hide
wazhashkwayaan na a muskrat hide

otter hide
nigigwayaan na an otter hide

wolf hide
ma'iinganiwayaan na a wolf hide

hide
vi
hide
gaazo vai s/he hides h/ self

gaazootaw vta hide from h/

hide
vt
hide
gaadoon vti2 hide, conceal it

Paired with: gaazh vta

gaazh vta hide h/

Paired with: gaadoon vti2

gaadaw vta hide (it) from h/

gaadamaw vta hide something from h/

gaajige vai s/he hides things

gaajigaade vii it is hidden (by someone), "they" hide it

gaajigaazo vai s/he is hidden (by someone), "they" hide h/

hide berries
gaadawinzo vai s/he hides berries being picked

hide moccasin
n
hide moccasin
bashkweginwakizin ni a hide moccasin

bashkweginwekizin ni [BL] a hide moccasin

bashkwegino-makizin ni a hide moccasin

See also: bashkweginwakizin ni