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secretly
adv
Something happening secretly or in secret is shown with the adverb giimooj 'secretly, in secret, stealthily' or with verbs using the root /giimood=/ (variants: /giimooj=/, /giimooz=/) or the preverb giimooji-.
secretly
giimooj adv man secretly, in secret, stealthily

giimooji- pv lex secretly, in secret, stealthily

crawl secretly
giimoodoode vai s/he creeps, secretly crawls

cry secretly
giimoodademo vai s/he cries secretly

do secretly
giimoojitaa vai s/he does something secretly

giimoojitoon vti2 do something to, make it secretly

giimoojichige vai s/he does something secretly

drum secretly
giimoodwewe'akokwe vai s/he drums secretly

laugh secretly
giimoodaapi vai s/he laughs secretly

eat secretly
giimoodam vta eat, bite h/ secretly

Paired with: giimoodandan vti

giimoodandan vti eat, bite it secretly

Paired with: giimoodam vta

giimoodanjige vai s/he eats things secretly

look at secretly
giimaabandan vti look at it secretly; spy on it; peek, peep at it

Paired with: giimaabam vta

giimaabam vta look in at or into, peek in at h/; spy on h/

Paired with: giimaabandan vti

giimoozaabandan vti look at it secretly; spy on it; peek, peep at it

Paired with: giimoozaabam vta

giimoozaabam vta look at h/ secretly; spy on h/; peek, peep at h/

Paired with: giimoozaabandan vti

secretly angry
giimoojigidaazo vai s/he is secretly angry

smoke secretly
giimoodanoozo vai s/he smokes secretly, sneaks a smoke

tell secretly
giimoodaajimo vai s/he tells something secretly

giimoodaajim vta tell about h/ secretly

giimoodaajimotaw vta

work secretly
giimoodanokii vai s/he works secretly, works in secret

see
vit
see
waabam vta see h/

Paired with: waabandan vti

waabandan vti see it

Paired with: waabam vta

waabandizo vai s/he sees h/ self

waabandiwag vai they see each other

waabanjigaade vii it is seen (by someone), "they" see it

waabanjigaazo vai s/he is seen (by someone), "they" see h/

waabi vai s/he has vision, sees

fail to see
gwiinawaabam vta fail to see h/, be unable to see h/

Paired with: gwiinawaabandan vti

gwiinawaabandan vti fail to see it, be unable to see it

Paired with: gwiinawaabam vta

not seen well
biigizawinaagozi vai s/he can't be seen well, is blurry

Paired with: biigizawinaagwad vii

biigizawinaagwad vii it can't be seen well, is blurry

Paired with: biigizawinaagozi vai

see a certain way
izhinan vti see, perceive it a certain way

Paired with: izhinaw vta

izhinaw vta see, perceive h/ a certain way

Paired with: izhinan vti

see a certain way as in a dream
inaabam vta see h/ a certain way as in a dream; have such a dream about h/

Paired with: inaabandan vti

inaabandan vti see it a certain way as in a dream; have such a dream about it

Paired with: inaabam vta

see at a distance
debaabam vta have h/ in sight, see h/ at a distance

Paired with: debaabandan vti

debaabandan vti have it in sight, see it at a distance

Paired with: debaabam vta

see clearly
bagakaabam vta see h/ clearly, spot h/ right away

Paired with: bagakaabandan vti

bagakaabandan vti see it clearly, spot it right away

Paired with: bagakaabam vta

bagakaabi vai s/he sees clearly

see through
zhaabwaabam vta see through h/

Paired with: zhaabwaabandan vti

zhaabwaabandan vti see through it

Paired with: zhaabwaabam vta

zhaabwaabi vai s/he sees through something, looks through something

zhiibaayaabandan vti see through it

zhiibaayaabi vai s/he sees through something (e.g., binoculars, telescope, scope)

see well
minwaabi vai s/he has good eyesight, sees well

see
[understand]
vi
you see
aaniish adv inter how?; in what way? [interrogative]; well now; why?; you see

aaniish naa adv man well now; you see

seed
n
seed
miinikaan ni a seed

seek
vt
seek
andone'an vti go look for it; search for it; seek it

See also: nandone'an vti

andone'wi vta [NI]

andone' vta

nanda- pv lex look for; seek

nooji' vta seek, go after, hunt h/

Paired with: noojitoon vti2

nooji'iwe vai s/he seeks, goes after, hunts people

noojitoon vti2 seek, go after, hunt it

Paired with: nooji' vta

seek to know
nanda-gikendan vti seek to know it, seek to learn it

Paired with: nanda-gikenim vta

nanda-gikenim vta seek to know h/

Paired with: nanda-gikendan vti

seek to learn
nanda-gikendan vti seek to know it, seek to learn it

Paired with: nanda-gikenim vta

seem
vi
seem to be a certain way
inendaagwad vii it is thought of a certain way, seems to be a certain way

Paired with: inendaagozi vai

inendaagozi vai s/he has a certain destiny; s/he is thought of a certain way, seems to be a certain way

Paired with: inendaagwad vii

seep
vi
blood seeps through
zhaaboskwagad vii blood seeps through it

Paired with: zhaaboskwagizi vai

zhaaboskwagizi vai blood seeps through h/

Paired with: zhaaboskwagad vii

seize
vt
seize
nawadin vta grab, seize h/

Paired with: nawadinan vti

nawadinan vti grab, seize it

Paired with: nawadin vta

nawadinamaw vta grab (it) of h/; seize (it) of h/

nawadiniwe vai s/he takes captives

seldom
adv
seldom
waawiikaa adv tmp every once in a while, every now and then; seldom, rarely

wiikaa adv tmp late; ever; seldom

select
vt
select
onaabam vta choose, select, pick h/ (by sight)

See also: onaabandan vti

onaabandan vti choose, select, pick it (by sight)

Paired with: onaabam vta

onaabandamaw vta choose, select, pick it (by sight) for h/

onaabanjige vai s/he chooses, selects, picks things (by sight)

onaabanjigaade vii it is chosen, selected, picked (by someone), "they" choose, select, pick it (by sight)

onaabanjigaazo vai s/he is chosen, selected, picked (by someone), "they" choose, select, pick h/ (by sight)

select from
gagiigin vta select, pick, choose (the best) from h/

Paired with: gagiiginan vti

gagiiginan vti select, pick, choose (the best) from it

Paired with: gagiigin vta