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leave alone
phrv
leave alone
booni' vta leave h/ alone; quit h/

Paired with: boonitoon vti2

booni'idiwag vai they leave each other alone

booni'iwe vai s/he leaves people alone

boonitoon vti2 leave it alone; quit it

Paired with: booni' vta

boonichige vai s/he quits doing things, leaves things alone

boonichigaade vii it is left alone (by someone), "they" leave it alone, quit it

Paired with: boonichigaazo vai

boonichigaazo vai s/he is left alone (by someone), "they" leave h/ alone, quit h/

Paired with: boonichigaade vii

leave behind
phrv
leave behind
nagadan vti leave it behind; abandon, outstrip it

Paired with: nagazh vta

nagazh vta leave h/ behind; abandon, outstrip h/

Paired with: nagadan vti

nagazhiwe vai s/he leaves people behind, abandons people

nagadamaw vta leave (it) behind for h/

leave behind uneaten
ishkwam vta leave h/ behind uneaten

Paired with: ishkwandan vti

ishkwandan vti leave it behind uneaten

Paired with: ishkwam vta

leech
n
leech
zagaskwaajime na a leech, a bloodsucker

See also: ozagaskwaajime na

ozagaskwaajime na a leech, a bloodsucker

Paired with: zagaskwaajime na

zagaskway na [BL] a leech, a bloodsucker

Leech Lake
place
Leech Lake
Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag name place Leech Lake Reservation; Leech Lake

left
adj
left hand
namanjinik ni a left hand

left-handed
adj
left-handed
namanjii vai s/he is left-handed

namanjinike vai s/he is left-handed

leftovers
n
leftovers
ishkwanjigan ni leftover food

leave leftovers
ishkwanjige vai s/he leaves leftovers

leg
n
The medial /-gaad-/ occurs in verbs referring to the leg or legs.
leg
nikaad nid my leg

gikaad nid your leg

okaad nid h/ leg

big leg
mangigaade vai s/he has a big leg or big legs

mamaangigaade vai s/he has big legs

bloody leg
miskwiiwigaade vai s/he has bloody leg

break leg
bookogaade vai s/he breaks h/ (own) leg, has a broken leg

bookogaadeshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ leg

bump leg
bitaakogaadeshin vai s/he bumps h/ leg on something

fall and break leg
bookogaadeshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ leg

hairy leg
miishigaade vai s/he has hairy legs

infected leg
miniiwigaade vai s/he has an infected leg

lame leg
maakigaade vai s/he has a lame leg

left leg
namanjigaad ni a left leg

leg aches
dewigaade vai s/he has an ache in h/ leg

numb leg
biinisigaade vai s/he has a numb leg or numb legs

giikimanigaade vai h/ leg is asleep, legs are asleep; h/ leg feels numb, legs feel numb

paralyzed leg
niboowigaade vai s/he has a paralyzed leg

right leg
gichigaad ni a right leg

scar on leg
ojiishigaade vai s/he has a scar on h/ leg

short leg
dakogaade vai s/he has a short leg or short legs

dadaakogaade vai s/he has short legs

sore leg
gaagiijigaade vai s/he has a sore leg

sprain leg
zegigaadeshin vai s/he sprains h/ leg

stiff leg
jiibajigaade vai s/he has a stiff leg

jiibadaakogaade vai s/he has a stiff leg

leg garter
n
leg garter
gashkidaasebizon ni a leg garter

wear leg garters
gashkidaasebizo vai s/he wears leg garters

legend
n
legend
aadizookaan na
  1. a sacred story (a legend, a myth)
  2. a spirit

See also: aadisookaan na

tell a legend
aadizookaw vta tell a sacred story (a legend, a myth) to h/

aadizooke vai s/he tells a sacred story (a legend, a myth)