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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

swan
n
trumpeter swan
waabizii na a swan

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trumpter swan
Cygnus buccinator
]

swarm
n
swarm
okwiinowag vai they are in a group, a herd, a flock, a swarm

Paired with: okwiinadoon vii

swear
vi
swear
maji-izhi vta speak ill of or to h/; swear at h/

majigiizhwe vai s/he swears

sweat
vi
sweat
abwezo vai s/he sweats

sweat bath
n
take a sweat bath
madoodoo vai s/he takes a sweat bath

sweat lodge
n
sweat lodge
madoodiswan ni a sweat lodge

See also: madoodison ni [RL]

madoodison ni [RL] a sweat lodge

See also: madoodiswan ni

conduct a sweat lodge
madoodoo'iwe vai s/he runs a sweat

rock for sweat lodge
madoodoowasin na a rock for a sweat lodge

sweaty
adj
sweaty face
abweyiingwe vai s/he has a sweaty face

sweaty foot
abwezide vai s/he has a sweaty foot

sweaty hand
abweninjii vai s/he has a sweaty hand

sweaty head
abwendibe vai s/he has a sweaty head

sweep
vt
sweep
jiishada'an vti sweep it, brush something off it

jiishada'ige vai s/he sweeps

jiishada' vta sweep h/, brush something off h/

Paired with: jiishada'an vti

jiishiweba'an vti sweep it (forcefully), brush it off (forcefully using something)

Paired with: jiishiweba' vta

jiishiweba' vta sweep h/ (forcefully), brush h/ off (forcefully using something)

Paired with: jiishiweba'an vti

zhiishada'an vti [RL] sweep it, brush something off it

zhiishada'ige vai [RL] s/he sweeps

sweet
adj
The initial in words relating to sweet is the root  /wiishkob-/ in the south, but /zhiiw-/ at Ponemah and in the Border Lakes region. The root /zhiiw-/ is used in the south for other distinctive tastes such as sour or salty.
sweet
wiishkobi- pv lex sweet

wiishkoban vii it is sweet

Paired with: wiishkobizi vai

wiishkobizi vai s/he is sweet

Paired with: wiishkoban vii

wiishkobaagamin vii it (a liquid) is sweet

zhiiwi- pv lex [BL] sweet; sour

zhiiwan vii it is sour; [BL] it is sweet

Paired with: zhiiwizi vai

zhiiwizi vai s/he is sour; [BL] s/he is sweet

Paired with: zhiiwaa vii [RL]

zhiiwaagamin vii it (a liquid) is sour; [BL] it (a liquid) is sweet

taste sweet
wiishkobipogozi vai s/he tastes sweet

Paired with: wiishkobipogwad vii

wiishkobipogwad vii it tastes sweet

Paired with: wiishkobipogozi vai

zhiiwipogwad vii it tastes sour; [BL] it tastes sweet

Paired with: zhiiwipogozi vai

zhiiwipogozi vai s/he tastes sour; [BL] s/he tastes sweet

Paired with: zhiiwipogwad vii

sweet flag
n
sweet flag
wiikenh na sweet flag

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Acorus calamus
]