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arena
n
arena
zhooshkwaada'ewigamig ni a rink, a hockey arena

argue
vi
argue
giikaam vta quarrel with h/; argue with h/

giikaandiwag vai they argue, quarrel with each other,

arm
n
There is no simple independent word for arm. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=nik-/ "arm" to make a full word naming the body part: ninik "my arm", ginik "your arm", onik "his or her arm", and so on in many more inflected forms. Verbs describing arms or actions affecting arms use /-nik-/ as a medial element as in many of the words below.
arm
ninik nid my arm

ginik nid your arm

onik nid h/ arm

arm aches
dewinike vai s/he has an ache in h/ arm

arm itches
gizhiibinike vai h/ arm itches

gagizhiibinike vai h/ arms itch

ginaginike vai h/ arm itches

big arm
mamaanginike vai s/he has big arms

bloody arm
miskwiiwinike vai s/he has a bloody arm

break arm
bookonike vai s/he breaks h/ (own) arm, has a broken arm

bookonikeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ arm

broken arm
bookonike vai s/he breaks h/ (own) arm, has a broken arm

bump arm
bitaakonikeshin vai s/he bumps h/ arm on something

fall and break arm
bookonikeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ arm

fall and twist arm
biimiskonikeshin vai s/he falls and twists h/ arm

hairy arm
miishinike vai s/he has hairy arms

lift arm
ombinikeni vai s/he lifts, raises h/ arm

long arm
ginwaakonike vai s/he has long arms

gagaanwaakonike vai s/he has long arms

move arm a certain way
izhinikeni vai s/he moves h/ arm a certain way

numb arm
biinisinike vai s/he has a numb arm or numb arms

giikimaninike vai h/ arm is asleep, arms are asleep; h/ arm feels numb, arms feel numb

scab on arm
omiginike vai s/he has a sore or sores, a scab or scabs on h/ arm

omigiiwinike vai s/he has a sore or sores, a scab or scabs on h/ arm

scar on arm
ojiishinike vai s/he has a scar on h/ arm

strong arm
zoonginike vai s/he has a strong arm

small arm
babiiwinike vai s/he has small arms; s/he has thin arms

sore arm
gaagiijinike vai s/he has a sore arm

sore on arm
omiginike vai s/he has a sore or sores, a scab or scabs on h/ arm

omigiiwinike vai s/he has a sore or sores, a scab or scabs on h/ arm

sprain arm
zeginikeshin vai s/he sprains h/ arm

stiff arm
jiibadaakonike vai s/he has a stiff arm

such an arm
izhinike vai s/he has such an arm or such arms

arm garter
n
arm garter
jiiskinikebizon ni an arm garter; an armband; a bracelet

armband
n
armband
gashkinikebizon ni an armband

armpit
n
armpit
nining nid h/ armpit

gining nid your armpit

oning nid h/ armpit; its wing

around
[rotate]
adv
go around
ditibise vii it rolls, goes around

Paired with: ditibise vai

around
[go along edge]
prep
all around
giiwitaa-ayi'ii adv loc all around it

See also: giiwitaa-aya'ii adv loc

giiwitaa-aya'ii adv loc all around it

See also: giiwitaa-ayi'ii adv loc

around the fire
giiwitaashkode adv loc around the fire

lay down around something
giiwitaashim vta lay h/ down around

Paired with: giiwitaasidoon vti2

giiwitaasidoon vti2 lay it down around

Paired with: giiwitaashim vta

run around something
giiwitaabatoo vai s/he runs around in a circle

walk around something
giiwitaashkan vti walk around it

Paired with: giiwitaashkaw vta

giiwitaashkaw vta walk around h/

Paired with: giiwitaashkan vti

giiwitaawose vai s/he walks around something

walk around the edge
giiwitaayaazhagaame vai s/he walks around a lake; s/he walks around the edge

arrange
vt
arrange
ozhishim vta put h/ in place, arrange h/, set h/ up

Paired with: ozisidoon vti2

ozisidoon vti2
  1. put it in place, arrange it
  2. make it (a bed)
  3. set it (a table)

Paired with: ozhishim vta

arrest
vt
arrest
dakon vta
  1. hold, take hold of h/
  2. arrest h/

Paired with: dakonan vti

dakoniwe vai s/he arrests (people)