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women's dance
n
dance the women's dance
ikwe-niimi vai s/he dances the women's dance

ikwe-niimi'idiwag vai they dance the women's dance

women's dance
ikwe-niimi'idiwin ni women's dance

ikwe-niimi vai s/he dances the women's dance

ikwe-niimi'idiwag vai they dance the women's dance

wonder
[doubt]
vi
wonder how
amanj adv dub I don't know how, I wonder how

wonder what
wegodogwen pron dub I don't know what, I wonder what

See also: awegodogwen pron dub

awegodogwen pron dub I don't know what, I wonder what

See also: wegodogwen pron dub

wonder when
amanj apii adv dub I don't know how, I wonder how; I don't know when, I wonder when

See also: namanj apii adv dub

wonder where
dibi adv dub I don't know where, I wonder where

wonder who
awegwen pron dub I don't know who, I wonder who

wonder
[be surprised]
vi
wonder
maamakaadendan vti be amazed at, be astonished at, wonder at it

Paired with: maamakaadenim vta

maamakaadenim vta be amazed at, be astonished at, wonder at h/

Paired with: maamakaadendan vti

wonder
n
wonder
maamakaadendaagozi vai s/he is amazing, is astonishing, is a wonder

Paired with: maamakaadendaagwad vii

maamakaadendaagwad vii it is amazing, is astonishing, is a wonder

Paired with: maamakaadendaagozi vai

wood
n
wood
mitig ni wood, a piece of wood, a stick

mitigowan vii it is wood, is wooden

mitigowi vai s/he is wood, is wooden

dry wood
mishiiwaatig ni (a stick of) dry wood

See also: mishiiwaatig na

mishiiwaatigowan vii it is dry wood

Paired with: mishiiwaatigowi vai

mishiiwaatigowi vai s/he (a tree) is dry, has dry wood

Paired with: mishiiwaatigowan vii

green wood
ashkaatig na a tree with green wood

See also: ashkaatig ni

ashkaatig ni (stick of) green wood

See also: ashkaatig na

kindling wood
biisiga'isaan ni kindling wood

poplar wood
azaadiisag ni poplar wood

azaadiiwi-bigijiisag ni punky poplar wood used for smoking hides

See also: azaadii-biigijiisag ni

put wood on the fire
bagidinise vai s/he puts wood on the fire

rotten wood
biigijiisag ni decayed wood

biigijiisagad vii it (wood) is rotten, falls to pieces; it is punky wood

Paired with: biigijiisagizi vai

biigijiisagizi vai s/he (board, tree) is rotten, falls to pieces

Paired with: biigijiisagad vii

biigijiisagowan vii it is rotten wood, is punk

split wood
daashkiga'ige vai s/he splits wood

under wood
anaamaatig adv loc under wood (e.g., a fallen tree or a stick)

wood splits
daashkigishkaa vii

Paired with: daashkigishkaa vii

daashkigishkaa vai s/he (something of wood) splits

Paired with: daashkigishkaa vii

wood tick
n
wood tick
ezigaa na a wood tick

odezigaami vai s/he has a woodtick or woodticks

woodchuck
n
woodchuck
akakojiish na a woodchuck, a groundhog

[
Marmota monax
]

See also: akakojiishi na

akakojiishi na a woodchuck, a groundhog

[
Marmota monax
]

See also: akakojiish na

wooden
adj
wooden
mitigowan vii it is wood, is wooden

mitigowi vai s/he is wood, is wooden

wooden boat
mitigo-jiimaan ni a wooden boat or canoe

nabagisago-jiimaan ni a wooden boat or canoe

wooden box
mitigo-makak ni a wooden box, a crate

wooden canoe
mitigo-jiimaan ni a wooden boat or canoe

wooden dish
mitigonaagan ni a wooden dish or bowl

wooden ladle
mitigwemikwaan ni a wooden spoon, a wooden ladle

See also: mitigo-emikwaan ni

mitigo-emikwaan ni a wooden spoon, a wooden ladle

See also: mitigwemikwaan ni

wooden spoon
mitigwemikwaan ni a wooden spoon, a wooden ladle

See also: mitigo-emikwaan ni

mitigo-emikwaan ni a wooden spoon, a wooden ladle

See also: mitigwemikwaan ni

woodpecker
n
woodpecker
baapaase na a red-headed woodpecker

[
red-headed woodpecker; downy woodpecker; hairy woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus; Picoides pubescens; Picoides villosus
]

meme na a pileated woodpecker

[
pileated woodpecker
Dryocopus pileatus
]

woods
n
beyond the woods
awasaakwaa adv loc beyond the woods; on the other side of the woods

come out of the woods
bapaakwa'am vai2 s/he comes out of the woods

dense woods
zagaakwaa vii
  1. it is a dense wood
  2. there are hard times

go into the woods
jekaakwa'am vai2 s/he goes into the woods

in the woods
megwayaak adv loc in the woods

noopiming adv loc in the bush; in the woods; inland

See also: noopimiing adv loc [BL]

middle of the woods
naawaakwaa adv loc in the middle of the woods

near the woods
jiigaakwaa adv loc by, near the woods

See also: jiigaakwaang adv loc

other side of the woods
awasaakwaa adv loc beyond the woods; on the other side of the woods

woods go a certain distance
akwaakwaa vii the woods go a certain distance