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dawaagoneshkige vai s/he clears space or path in snow with feet

dawaakizo vai it (animate) has a passage burned through it

dawaakizwi vta [NI] burn a passage through it (animate)

dawaanimad vii the wind slows down for a little bit; there's a break in the wind

dawibidoon vti2 pull it apart to form a gap

Paired with: dawibizh vta

(detransitive) dawibijige vai s/he pulls things apart to form a gap
dawibijige vai s/he pulls things apart to form a gap

dawibizh vta pull h/ apart to form a gap

Paired with: dawibidoon vti2

dawiga'ige vai s/he clears off (things) with an ax

dawigaabawi vai s/he makes room standing

dawikweni vai s/he moves h/ (own) head to make room

dawise vai s/he has time, is free (to do something)

dawisidoon vti2 put it somewhere to make a space, put it out of the way

Paired with: dawishim vta

dawishim vta put h/ somewhere to make space, put h/ out of the way

Paired with: dawisidoon vti2

dawishkan vti make room for or in it (with foot or body)

Paired with: dawishkaw vta

dawishkaw vta make room for h/ (with body)

Paired with: dawishkan vti

dazaabam vta refrain from doing or saying something because of seeing h/ present

dazhe vai s/he (an animal) lives in a certain place

dazhi- pv rel in a certain place; of a certain place; there

dazhibatoo vai s/he runs in a certain place

dazhibii'ige vai s/he writes in a certain place

dazhigaabawi vai s/he stands in a certain place

dazhigi vai s/he grows in a certain place

Paired with: dazhigin vii

dazhigidaazo vai s/he is angry in a certain place, is mad in a certain place

dazhigin vii it grows in a certain place

Paired with: dazhigi vai

dazhim vta talk, gossip about h/

Paired with: dazhindan vti

(reciprocal) dazhindiwag vai they talk about, gossip about each other
(derived noun) dazhindiwin ni gossip
(reflexive) dazhindizo vai s/he talks about h/ self (detransitive) dazhinge vai s/he talks about people, gossips
dazhindan vti talk, gossip about it, discuss it

Paired with: dazhim vta

(verb of undergoing) dazhinjigaade vii it is talked, gossiped about (by someone), "they" talk, gossip about it (verb of undergoing) dazhinjigaazo vai s/he is talked, gossiped about (by someone), "they" talk, gossip about h/
dazhindiwag vai they talk about, gossip about each other

dazhindiwin ni gossip

dazhindizo vai s/he talks about h/ self

dazhinge vai s/he talks about people, gossips

dazhinjigaade vii it is talked, gossiped about (by someone), "they" talk, gossip about it

dazhinjigaazo vai s/he is talked, gossiped about (by someone), "they" talk, gossip about h/

dazhisin vii it lies in a certain place

Paired with: dazhishin vai

dazhishimo vai s/he dances in a certain place

dazhishin vai
  1. s/he lies in a certain place
  2. s/he is buried in a certain place

Paired with: dazhisin vii

dazhitaa vai
  1. s/he takes time, spends time, stays in a certain place
  2. s/he works, plays (in a certain place)

dazhiikan vti work at it or on it; be involved, occupied, engaged with it

Paired with: dazhiikaw vta

(verb of undergoing) dazhiikigaade vii it is worked on, worked at (by someone), "they" work on it, at it (verb of undergoing) dazhiikigaazo vai s/he is worked on, worked at (by someone), "they" work on, work at h/
dazhiikaw vta be involved, occupied, engaged with h/; work at h/

Paired with: dazhiikan vti

(reciprocal) dazhiikodaadiwag vai they are involved with, are engaged with, deal with each other
dazhiike vai s/he takes time, spends time, stays in a certain place; s/he plays in a certain place

dazhiikigaade vii it is worked on, worked at (by someone), "they" work on it, at it

dazhiikigaazo vai s/he is worked on, worked at (by someone), "they" work on, work at h/

dazhiikodaadiwag vai they are involved with, are engaged with, deal with each other

dazhobidoon vti2 spread it out flat (with hands)

Paired with: dazhobizh vta

dazhobizh vta spread h/ out flat (with hands)

Paired with: dazhobidoon vti2

dazhogaadeni vai s/he stretchs out h/ leg or legs

dazhonikeni vai s/he stretchs out h/ arm or arms

dazhoshkwemagishkoodoon vti2 press it (bark) flat with weight

dazhwaabikad vii it (mineral) is spread out, is straight

Paired with: dazhwaabikizi vai

dazhwaabikinan vti spread it (mineral) by hand; straighten it (mineral) by hand

dazhwaabikizi vai it (animate; mineral) is spread out, is straight

Paired with: dazhwaabikad vii

dazhwaabiigibizh vta spread it (string-like) out (by pulling)

dazhwaabiigitaa vai s/he, it (animate; string-like) straightens out

dazhwaakizan vti

dazhwaakogaade vai s/he has h/ leg or legs spread out

dazhwaakogaadebi vai s/he sits with h/ legs spread out

dazhwaakogaadeni vai s/he spreads out h/ leg or legs

dazhwaakoninjiini vai s/he puts h/ hand out straight, extends h/ hand out

dazhwaangeni vai it (animate) spreads out its wings

dazhwaanikwe vai s/he has straight hair

dazhwaanikwe'wi vta straighten h/ hair

dazhwaanikweyaabaawe vai h/ hair straightens out in the water or rain

dazhwegad vii it (sheet-like) is flat, is spread out

Paired with: dazhwegizi vai

dazhwegaasin vii it straightens out in the wind

dazhwegin vta spread h/ out flat

Paired with: dazhweginan vti

dazhweginan vti spread it out flat

Paired with: dazhwegin vta

(detransitive) dazhweginige vai s/he spreads (things) out flat
dazhweginige vai s/he spreads (things) out flat

dazhwegisidoon vti2 lay it out spread flat

Paired with: dazhwegishim vta

dazhwegisin vii it lies spread out flat

Paired with: dazhwegishin vai

dazhwegishim vta spread it (animate; sheet-like) out

Paired with: dazhwegisidoon vti2

dazhwegishin vai s/he lies spread out flat

Paired with: dazhwegisin vii

dazhwegishkan vti spread it out flat (with foot or body)

Paired with: dazhwegishkaw vta

dazhwegishkaw vta spread h/ out flat (with foot or body)

Paired with: dazhwegishkan vti

dazhwegishkaa vii it spreads out flat, opens up flat

Paired with: dazhwegishkaa vai

dazhwegishkaa vai s/he spreads out flat, opens up flat

Paired with: dazhwegishkaa vii

dazhwegitaa vai it (animate) spreads itself out

dazhwegiwebinan vti spread it (something sheet-like) out with hands

dazhwegizh vta slice, cut it (animate) into sheets or filets

dazhwegizhan vti slice, cut it into sheets or filets

Paired with: dazhwegizh vta ; dazhwegizhwi vta [NI]

dazhwegizi vai it (animate; sheet-like) is flat, is spread

Paired with: dazhwegad vii

dazhwegizhwi vta [NI]

dazhwegizh vta

daa vai s/he lives, dwells in a certain place

daa- pv tns modal preverb of possibility, necessity, or obligation: can, could, should, would, might, must

daabida adv man alike; identical; the same

daabishkoo adv gram for example; alike

daadobidoon vti2 split it open (with hands), pull it apart and open

Paired with: daadobizh vta

daadobizh vta split it (animate) open (with hands), pull it (animate) apart and open

Paired with: daadobidoon vti2

daadode vii it splits open (from heat)

Paired with: daadozo vai

daadojiide vii it bursts open (from heat)

Paired with: daadojiizo vai

daadojiizo vai it (animate; bag- or belly like) splits open (from heat)

Paired with: daadojiide vii

daadose vii it rips apart, splits apart and open

daadoshkan vti rip, split it open with foot or body

Paired with: daadoshkaw vta

daadoshkaw vta rip, split h/ open with foot or body

Paired with: daadoshkan vti

daadoshkaa vii it splits open, parts

daadowebishkan vti split it open (forcefully by foot or body)

Paired with: daadowebishkaw vta

daadowebishkaw vta split it (animate) open (forcefully by foot or body)

Paired with: daadowebishkan vti

daadozh vta cut h/ or it (animate) apart and open

Paired with: daadozhan vti See also: daadozhwi vta [NI]

daadozhan vti cut it apart and open

Paired with: daadozh vta ; daadozhwi vta [NI]

daadozigwa'o vai

daadozo vai s/he splits open (from heat)

Paired with: daadode vii

daadozhwi vta [NI] cut h/ or it (animate) apart and open

Paired with: daadozhan vti See also: daadozh vta