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dibaajimotaadiwag vai they tell stories to each other

dibaajimowin ni a narrative; a story

dibaajimoo-mazina'igan ni a newspaper

dibaakon vta judge h/

Paired with: dibaakonan vti

dibaakonan vti judge it

Paired with: dibaakon vta

(detransitive) dibaakonige vai s/he judges things (verb of undergoing) dibaakonigaade vii it is a court matter (verb of undergoing) dibaakonigaazo vai s/he is judged, is sentenced (by someone), "they" judge, sentence h/
dibaakonigaade vii it is a court matter

dibaakonigaazo vai s/he is judged, is sentenced (by someone), "they" judge, sentence h/

dibaakonige vai s/he judges things

dibaakonigewigamig ni a courthouse, a courtroom

dibaakonigewikwe na a judge, a lawyer (female)

dibaakonigewinini na a judge, a lawyer

dibaakwa'an vti measure it (with a stick)

dibaakwa'iganaak ni a measuring used for measuring: a yardstick, a timber measuring stick, [esp. diminutive] a ruler

dibaazom vta talk about something to h/

(reciprocal) dibaazondiwag vai they talk about something with each other
dibaazondiwag vai they talk about something with each other

dibendamookaazo vai s/he acts as if s/he owns something

dibendan vti control, own it

Paired with: dibenim vta

(detransitive) dibenjige vai s/he controls, owns, rules something (verb of undergoing) dibenjigaade vii it is controlled, owned, ruled (by someone), "they" control, own, rule it (verb of undergoing) dibenjigaazo vai
  1. s/he is controlled, owned, ruled (by someone), "they" control, own, rule h/
  2. s/he is a member
(verb of pretending) dibendamookaazo vai s/he acts as if s/he owns something
dibendaagozi vai
  1. s/he is controlled, is owned
  2. s/he belongs, is a member

Paired with: dibendaagwad vii

dibendaagwad vii
  1. it is controlled, is owned
  2. it belongs

Paired with: dibendaagozi vai

dibendaaso vai s/he owns for h/ self

dibenim vta control, own, rule h/

Paired with: dibendan vti

(reflexive) dibenindizo vai s/he is independent, is h/ own master
dibenindizo vai s/he is independent, is h/ own master

dibenjigaade vii it is controlled, owned, ruled (by someone), "they" control, own, rule it

dibenjigaazo vai
  1. s/he is controlled, owned, ruled (by someone), "they" control, own, rule h/
  2. s/he is a member

dibenjige vai s/he controls, owns, rules something