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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

wise
adj
wise
nibwaakaa vai s/he is wise, is intelligent

wish
vi
wish for
agaawaadan vti wish for, hope for, desire it

Paired with: agaawaazh vta

agaawaazh vta wish for, desire h/

Paired with: agaawaadan vti

bagosendan vti wish for, hope for, desire it

Paired with: bagosenim vta

I wish that
ambegish adv pred I hope; I wish

See also: apegish adv pred

apegish adv pred I wish that ...

See also: ambegish adv pred

wish
bagosenim vta wish of, have hope for h/; wish for, hope for h/

Paired with: bagosendan vti

with
prep
with
wiiji- pv lex in company with; with

wiisookodaadiwag vai they associate with each other, are with each other frequently, are friendly with each other

associate with
wiisookaw vta associate with, be frequently with, be friendly with h/

dance with
wiijishimotaw vta dance with h/

eat with
wiidoopam vta eat with h/

wiidoopange vai s/he eats with people

wiidoopandiwag vai they eat with each other

go with
wiijiiw vta go with, come with, accompany h/

wiiji'iwe vai s/he goes with, accompanies people

wiijiindiwag vai they go with, come with, accompany each other

in a place with
dago- pv lex in a place with

play with
wiiji' vta
  1. help h/
  2. play with h/

sit with
wiidabim vta sit with h/

wiidabindiwag vai they sit with each other

sleep with
wiipem vta sleep with h/

Paired with: wiipendan vti

wiipendan vti sleep with it

Paired with: wiipem vta

wiipendiwag vai they sleep with each other

wiipemaagan na a sleeping partner

wiipemaawaso vai s/he sleeps with children protectively

stay with
wiij'ayaaw vta be with h/; stay with h/

walk with
wiida'adoom vta walk with h/ on the trail or road

wiidosem vta walk with h/ on the trail or road

wiidosendiwag vai they walk with each other

work with
wiidanokiim vta work with h/

wiidanokiindiwag vai they work with each other, work together

with
[used at the same time]
prep
cook with
dagoz vta cook h/ with something else

Paired with: dagozan vti

dagozan vti cook it with something else

Paired with: dagoz vta

without
prep
without anything special
michi- pv lex barely; by hand; without anything special; by no other means

witness
n
witness
waabange vai s/he observes people, is a spectator, is a witness

wolf
n
wolf
ma'iingan na a wolf

[
timberwolf / gray wolf
Canis lupus
]

black wolf
makade-ma'iingan na a black wolf

white wolf
waabishki-ma'iingan na a white wolf

wolf hide
n
wolf hide
ma'iinganiwayaan na a wolf hide

wolverine
n
wolverine
gwiingwa'aage na a wolverine

[
Gulo gulo
]

woman
n
woman
ikwe na
  1. a woman, a lady
  2. a queen (card)

ikwewi vai s/he is a woman

American woman
gichi-mookomaan-ikwe na an American woman

Asian woman
aniibiishikewikwe na an Asian woman

Black woman
makadewiiyaasikwe na a Black woman; a woman of African descent

Dakota woman
bwaanikwe na a Dakota woman

fine woman
zazegaa-ikwe na a fine woman, a lady; a woman who is well-dressed, good-looking, well-mannered

zazegaa-ikwewi vai s/he is a fine woman, is a gentlewoman

have woman along
gigikwewe vai s/he has your woman along

Indian woman
anishinaabekwe na an Indian woman; an Ojibwe woman

anishinaabekwewi vai s/he is an Indian woman

ojibwekwe na an Ojibwe woman

Ojibwe woman
ojibwekwe na an Ojibwe woman

anishinaabekwe na an Indian woman; an Ojibwe woman

anishinaabekwewi vai s/he is an Indian woman

old woman
mindimooyenh na an old woman, an old lady

mindimooyenyiwi vai she is an old woman, is an old lady

pretend to be a woman
ikwekaazo vai s/he pretends to be a woman

White woman
gichi-mookomaanikwe na a white woman

woman of mixed ancestry
wiisaakodewikwe na a Metis woman; a Native woman of mixed ancestry

See also: wiisaakodewinini na

young woman
oshki-ikwe na a young woman, an adolescent girl

oshkiniigikwe na a young woman, an adolescent girl

oshkiniigikwewi vai she is a young woman, an adolescent girl