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make
[cause]
vt
make do
izhi' vta
  1. make or cause h/ to be a certain way
  2. make or cause h/ to do something (a certain way)

Paired with: izhitoon vti2

make
[prepare]
vt
make bed up
apishimonike vai s/he spreads boughs on the floor, makes a bed (as in camp)

ozisijige vai s/he makes a bed

ozisidoon vti2
  1. put it in place, arrange it
  2. make it (a bed)
  3. set it (a table)

Paired with: ozhishim vta

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

Paired with: wawezhitoon vti2

wawezhi'o vai s/he dresses up; s/he makes up h/ self

male
adj
male bear
naabe-makwa na a male bear, a boar (bear)

See also: naabek na

naabek na a male bear, a boar (bear)

See also: naabe-makwa na

male bird
naabese na
  1. a male bird
  2. a rooster

naabe-bineshiinh na a male bird

male dog
naabesim na
  1. a male dog
  2. a male horse, a stallion

male fox
naabe-waagosh na a male fox, a dog (fox)

male lynx
naabe-bizhiw na a male lynx

male muskrat
naabezhashk na a male muskrat

male otter
naabeyaakig na a male otter

male
n
male
naabe- pv lex male

malevolently
adv
look malevolently
negwaabam vta look malevolently out of corner of h/ eye at h/

Paired with: negwaabandan vti

mallard
n
mallard
ininishib na a mallard

[
Anas platyrhynchos 
]

See also: aninishib na

aninishib na a mallard

[
Anas platyrhynchos
]

See also: ininishib na

man
n
man
inini na a man

ininiiwi vai he is a man

old man
akiwenzii na an old man

akiwenziiyiwi vai he is an old man

young man
oshki-inini na a young man, an adolescent boy

oshki-ininiiwi vai he is a young man, an adolescent boy

oshkinawe na a young man, an adolescent boy

oshkinawewi vai he is a young man, an adolescent boy

manage
vt
manage
gashki' vta earn h/ (e.g., money); manage h/; overpower, prevail over, conquer h/

Paired with: gashkitoon vti2

gashkitoon vti2 be able to do, succeed at, manage it

Paired with: gashki' vta

able to manage
gashkitaw vta be able to get (it) for h/, manage (it) for h/

unable to manage
bwaanawi' vta be unable to do something to or manage h/

Paired with: bwaanawitoon vti2

bwaanawitoon vti2 be unable to do or manage it

Paired with: bwaanawi' vta

many
qnt
many
niibiwa adv qnt [N] a lot; many; much

See also: niibowa adv qnt [S]

niibowa adv qnt [S] a lot; many; much

See also: gichi-niibowa adv qnt ; niibiwa adv qnt [N] ; onzaam niibowa adv qnt

baatayiinadoon vii they are many, there are many of them

Paired with: baatayiinowag vai

baatayiinowag vai they are many, there are many of them

See also: baataniinowag vai

baataniinowag vai they are many, there are many of them

See also: baatayiinowag vai

how many
aaniin minik adv inter how many?; how much?

so many
daso- pv rel every; a certain number; so many

dasinoon vii they (inanimate) are so many, there are so many of them; they (inanimate) are a certain number, there are a certain number of them

Paired with: dashiwag vai See also: dasin vii

dashiwag vai they (animate) are a certain number, there are a certain number of them; they (animate) are so many, there are so many of them

Paired with: dasinoon vii See also: dashi vai

daswi adv num a certain number; so many

endaso- pv rel every; a certain number; so many

daso- pv rel

so many times
dasing adv tmp a certain number of times; so many times