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wasp nest
n
wasp nest
aamoo-wadiswan ni a bee hive, a wasp nest

waste
vt
waste
nishwanaaji' vta waste, spoil, destroy h/

Paired with: nishiwanaajitoon vti2 [RL] See also: nishwanaajitoon vti2

nishwanaajichige vai s/he wastes spoils, destroys things

See also: nishiwanaajichige vai [RL]

nishwanaajitoon vti2 waste, spoil, destroy it

Paired with: nishwanaaji' vta

nishiwanaajichige vai [RL] s/he wastes, spoils, destroys things

See also: nishwanaajichige vai

nishiwanaajitoon vti2 [RL] spoil, ruin, destroy it

Paired with: nishiwanaaji' vta [RL] See also: nishwanaajitoon vti2

nishiwanaadad vii [RL] it is spoiled, is ruined, is destroyed

Paired with: nishiwanaadizi vai [RL] See also: nishwanaadad vii

watch
n
watch
diba'igiiziswaanens na a watch

See also: diba'igeziswaanens na [RL]

diba'igeziswaanens na [RL] a watch

See also: diba'igiiziswaanens na

watch
vt
watch
ganawaabi vai s/he looks, watches

ganawaabam vta look at, watch h/

Paired with: ganawaabandan vti

ganawaabandan vti look at, watch it

Paired with: ganawaabam vta

ganawaabandiwag vai they look at, watch each other

ganawaabange vai s/he watches people, is a spectator

ganawaabanjigaade vii it is looked at (by someone, "they" look at it, it is watched (by someone), "they" watch it

ganawaabanjigaazo vai s/he is looked at (by someone), "they" look at h/, s/he is watched (by someone), "they" watch h/

ganawaabanjige vai s/he looks at, watches things

watch carefully
naanaagadawaabam vta watch h/ carefully, observe h/

Paired with: naanaagadawaabandan vti

naanaagadawaabandan vti watch it carefully, observe it

Paired with: naanaagadawaabam vta

watch over
gizhaadan vti guard, watch over it

Paired with: gizhaazh vta

gizhaazh vta guard, watch over h/

Paired with: gizhaadan vti

gizhaadige vai s/he guards a place, watches over a house

water
n
This entry for water is divided into the following sections:
  
  • WATER (SUBSTANCE)  
  • BODY OF WATER  
  • INTO WATER  
  • OUT OF WATER
● WATER (SUBSTANCE)
water
nibi ni water

cold water
dakib ni cold water

draw water
gwaaba'ibii vai s/he draws water

onda'ibii vai s/he gets, draws water from a certain place

get water
gwaaba'amaw vta
  1. scoop (it) up for h/
  2. get water for h/

nibinaadi vai s/he gets water

get water from a certain place
onda'ibii vai s/he gets, draws water from a certain place

have water
onibiimi vai s/he has water

go get water
naadoobii vai s/he gathers sap; s/he goes to get water or other liquid

hot water
gizhaagamide-nibi ni hot water

in the water
agonde vii it is in or on the water, floats, soaks

Paired with: agonjin vai See also: agwinde vii

agonjidoon vti2 put it in the water; soak, immerse it

Paired with: agonjim vta See also: agwanjidoon vti2

agonjim vta immerse, soak h/

Paired with: agonjidoon vti2

agonjin vai s/he is in or on the water, floats, soaks

See also: agwanjin vai

agwanjidoon vti2 put it in the water; soak, immerse it

Paired with: agwanjim vta See also: agonjidoon vti2

agwanjim vta put h/ in the water; immerse, soak h/

Paired with: agwanjidoon vti2 See also: agonjim vta

agwanjin vai s/he is in or on the water, floats, soaks

See also: agonjin vai

agwinde vii it is in or on the water, floats, soaks

See also: agonjin vai

lukewarm water
abaagamide-nibi ni warm water, lukewarm water

much water
nibiikaa vii there is (a lot of) water

on the water
agwamo vai s/he is on or in the water, floats on the water

See also: agomo vai

agomo vai s/he is on or in the water, floats on the water

See also: agwamo vai

pour water
ziiga'andan vti pour liquid on it; water it

Paired with: ziiga'andaw vta

ziiga'andaw vta
  1. pour liquid on h/
  2. baptize h/

Paired with: ziiga'andan vti

pump water
wiikwa'ibii vai s/he pumps, draws water

put in the water
agwanjidoon vti2 put it in the water; soak, immerse it

Paired with: agwanjim vta See also: agonjidoon vti2

agwanjim vta put h/ in the water; immerse, soak h/

Paired with: agwanjidoon vti2 See also: agonjim vta

scoop up water
gwaaba'ibii vai s/he draws water

suspended in water
agonde vii it is in or on the water, floats, soaks

Paired with: agonjin vai See also: agwinde vii

agomo vai s/he is on or in the water, floats on the water

See also: agwamo vai

warm water
giizhoogamin vii it (liquid) is warm

water from the rapids
baawitigwaabo ni [BL] water from the rapids

water source
onda'ibaan ni a source of water, a well

well
onda'ibaan ni a source of water, a well

moona'ibaan ni a well

● BODY OF WATER
at the water
agamiing adv loc at the lake; at the water; on the shore

bring water or sap
biidoobii vai s/he brings water (or other liquid)

by the water
jiigibiig adv loc along the shore; by or along the edge of water or an open area

go across the water
aazhoge vai s/he goes across water

go splashing through the water
bagaskaadagaazii vai s/he wades splashing through the water

go up from the water
gopii vai s/he goes up from the water, goes inland, goes into the woods

in the depths of a body of water
anaamiindim adv loc in the depths of a body of water

jump out of the water
googa'am vai2 s/he (a fish) jumps out of the water

on top of the water
agidibiig adv loc on top of the water

ogidibiig adv loc on top of the water

other side of the water
awasagaam adv loc on the other side of the water

reflect in water
agawaatebiigisin vii it is reflected in the water

Paired with: agawaatebiigishin vai

agawaatebiigishin vai s/he is reflected in the water

Paired with: agawaatebiigisin vii

ojichaagobiishin vii it reflects in water

mazinaatebiisin vii it is reflected in the water

mazinaatebiigisin vii it is reflected in the water

Paired with: mazinaatebiigishin vai

mazinaatebiigishin vai s/he is reflected in the water

Paired with: mazinaatebiigisin vii

run in the water
animaadagaaziibatoo vai s/he runs away (in the other direction) in the water, runs away (in the other direction) wading

bimaadagaaziibatoo vai s/he runs along wading in the water

soften in water
nookaabaawazh vta soften h/ in water

Paired with: nookaabaawadoon vti2

nookaabaawadoon vti2 soften it in water

Paired with: nookaabaawazh vta

stilled in the water
agwamo vai s/he is on or in the water, floats on the water

See also: agomo vai

throw out of the water
agwaawebin vta throw h/ out of the water

Paired with: agwaawebinan vti

agwaawebinan vti throw it out of the water

Paired with: agwaawebin vta

agwaawebinamaw vta throw (it) out of the water for or to h/

this side of the water
ondaasagaam adv loc on this side of the water

turbulent water
madaagamin vii it is turbulent water

● INTO WATER
blown into the water
bakobiiyaashi vai s/he is blown into the water (by the wind)

Paired with: bakobiiyaasin vii

bakobiiyaasin vii it is blown into the water

Paired with: bakobiiyaashi vai

chase into the water
bakobiinizha' vta drive, chase h/ into the water

bakobiinizhikaw vta drive, chase h/ into the water

drag into the water
bakobiidaabaadan vti drag it into the water

Paired with: bakobiidaabaazh vta

bakobiidaabaazh vta drag h/ into the water

Paired with: bakobiidaabaadan vti

bakobiidaabii vai s/he drags a load into water, drags a sled into the water

drive into the water
bakobiidaabii'iwe vai s/he drives into the water

bakobiibizo vai s/he falls, drives, plunges into the water

Paired with: bakobiibide vii

bakobiibide vii it falls, drives, plunges into the water

Paired with: bakobiibizo vai

fall into the water
bakobiise vai s/he falls, flies into the water

Paired with: bakobiise vii

bakobiise vii it falls, flies into the water

Paired with: bakobiise vai

bakobiibizo vai s/he falls, drives, plunges into the water

Paired with: bakobiibide vii

bakobiibide vii it falls, drives, plunges into the water

Paired with: bakobiibizo vai

fly into the water
bakobiise vii it falls, flies into the water

Paired with: bakobiise vai

bakobiise vai s/he falls, flies into the water

Paired with: bakobiise vii

go down into the water
bakobii vai s/he goes into the water

jump into the water
bakobiigwaashkwani vai s/he jumps into the water

leave tracks going into the water
bakobiikawe vai s/he leaves tracks going into water

plunge into the water
bakobiibizo vai s/he falls, drives, plunges into the water

Paired with: bakobiibide vii

bakobiibide vii it falls, drives, plunges into the water

Paired with: bakobiibizo vai

put into the water
bakobiin vta put h/ in the water

See also: bakobiinan vti

bakobiinan vti put it in the water, launch it

Paired with: bakobiin vta

agonjim vta immerse, soak h/

Paired with: agonjidoon vti2

agonjidoon vti2 put it in the water; soak, immerse it

Paired with: agonjim vta See also: agwanjidoon vti2

run into the water
bakobiibatoo vai s/he runs into the water

bakobiibizo vai s/he falls, drives, plunges into the water

Paired with: bakobiibide vii

bakobiiba'idiwag vai they run into the water together

shove into the water
bakobiiwebishkan vti kick, shove it into the water (with foot or body)

Paired with: bakobiiwebishkaw vta

bakobiiwebishkaw vta kick, shove h/ into the water (with foot or body)

Paired with: bakobiiwebishkan vti

throw into the water
bakobiiwebin vta throw h/ into the water

Paired with: bakobiiwebinan vti

bakobiiwebinan vti throw it into the water

Paired with: bakobiiwebin vta

bakobiiwebinige vai s/he throws (things) into the water

bakobiiwebinigaade vii it is thrown into the water (by someone), "they" throw it into the water

bakobiiwebinigaazo vai s/he is thrown into the water (by someone), "they" throw h/ into the water

● OUT OF WATER
emerge from the water
mookibii vai s/he emerges from the water

pull from the water
agwaabidoon vti2 pull it partway up on or into something

Paired with: agwaabizh vta

agwaabizh vta pull h/ ashore, pull h/ from the water

Paired with: agwaabidoon vti2

take off the water
agwaa' vta take h/ off the water or fire (using something), take h/ out of the pot (using something), dip h/ out

Paired with: agwaa'an vti

agwaa'an vti take it off the water or fire (using something); take it out of the pot (using something)

agwaabiiga' vta take h/ off the water using something

Paired with: agwaabiiga'an vti

agwaabiiga'amaw vta take (it) off the water using something for h/

agwaabiiga'an vti take it off the water using something

Paired with: agwaabiiga' vta

agwaabiigin vta take h/ off the water, take h/ off the fire

Paired with: agwaabiiginan vti

agwaabiiginan vti take it off the fire; take it off the water

Paired with: agwaabiigin vta

agwaabiiginige vai s/he takes (things) the off water

water pail
n
water pail
nibiiwakik na a water pail

nibinaadwaaganakik na [BL] a water pail

naada'ibiiwakik na [BL] a water pail

waterfall
n
waterfall
gakaamikijiwan vii it is a waterfall

gakijiwan vii it is a waterfall

watermelon
n
watermelon
eshkandaming ni-v a watermelon

agosimaan ni [BL] a cucumber; a squash; a watermelon; a melon

watery
adj
watery
nibiiwaagamin vii it (something liquid) is watery

nibiiwan vii it is wet, is watery; it is juicy

Paired with: nibiiwizi vai

wave
n
big waves
mamaangaashkaa vii there are big waves

drift away on the waves
animaa'an vii it drifts away on the waves

Paired with: animaa'ago vai [BL] ; animaa'ogo vai

animaa'ogo vai s/he drifts away on the waves

Paired with: animaa'an vii See also: animaa'ago vai [BL]

drift off on the waves
maadaa'an vii it drifts off on the waves

Paired with: maadaa'ogo vai

maadaa'ogo vai s/he drifts off on the waves

See also: maadaa'an vii

hear waves
madweyaashkaa vii waves can be heard, "you" can hear the waves

mamadweyaashkaa vii it (waves) can be heard

waves come in to shore
agwaayaashkaa vii waves come ashore

biidaashkaa vii waves come here