Search the dictionary Advanced Search

How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

dibaabiishkoozh vta weigh h/ (on a scale)

Paired with: dibaabiishkoodoon vti2

dibaadodan vti tell of it

Paired with: dibaajim vta

(verb of undergoing) dibaadojigaade vii it is told of, reported (by someone), "they" tell of, report it (verb of undergoing) dibaadojigaazo vai s/he is told of, reported (by someone), "they" tell of, report h/
dibaadojigaade vii it is told of, reported (by someone), "they" tell of, report it

dibaadojigaazo vai s/he is told of, reported (by someone), "they" tell of, report h/

dibaajim vta tell of h/

Paired with: dibaadodan vti

dibaajimo vai s/he tells, tells a story

(applicative) dibaajimotaw vta tell (it) to h/ dibaajimowin ni a story; a narrative
dibaajimotaw vta tell (it) to h/

(reciprocal) dibaajimotaadiwag vai they tell stories to each other
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