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makadewaabiigizi vai it (animate; string-like) is black

Paired with: makadewaabiigad vii

makadewaagamin vii it (a liquid) is black, is dark

makadewaagonagaa vii it is dark dirty snow

makadewaako-manoomin ni black wild rice

makadewaakominagad vii it is dark-grained

makadewaakozi vai s/he is black (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: makadewaakwad vii

makadewaakwad vii it is black (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: makadewaakozi vai

makadewaanakwad vii it is a dark cloud

See also: makadeyaanakwad vii

makadewaanakwagoode vii there are dark clouds in the sky

makadewaande vii it is colored black

Paired with: makadewaanzo vai

makadewaanikwe vai s/he has black hair

makadewaanowe vai s/he (an animal) has a black tail

See also: makadeyaanowe vai

makadewaanzan vti dye, color it black

makadewaanzo vai s/he is colored black

Paired with: makadewaande vii

makadewaawangad vii it (granular) is black, is dark

Paired with: makadewaawangizi vai

makadewaawangizi vai it (animate; granular) is black, is dark

Paired with: makadewaawangad vii

makadewegad vii it (sheet-like) is dark, is black

Paired with: makadewegizi vai

makadewegin ni black cloth

makadewegizi vai it (animate; sheet-like) is dark, is black

Paired with: makadewegad vii

makadewibii' vta paint h/ or it (animate) black

Paired with: makadewibii'an vti

makadewibii'an vti paint it black

(detransitive) makadewibii'ige vai s/he paints (things) in black (verb of undergoing) makadewibii'igaazo vai it (animate) is painted black (by someone)
makadewibii'igaazo vai it (animate) is painted black (by someone)

makadewibii'ige vai s/he paints (things) in black

makadewibiiwaye vai s/he has black fur, has dark fur

makadewigwan na a black feather

See also: makade-miigwan na

makadewigwane vai s/he (a bird) has black feathers

makadewi' vta make h/ black

Paired with: makadewitoon vti2

makadewi'o vai s/he wears black

makadewijaane vai s/he (an animal) has a black nose

makadewijiishkiwagad vii it is black mud

makadewikonaye na a priest

See also: mekadewikonaye na

makadewikonaye vai s/he dresses in black

makadewikonayekwe na a nun

makadewikoozhe vai s/he has a black beak

makadewiminagad vii it (something small and round; grain, berry) is black

Paired with: makadewiminagizi vai

makadewiminagizi vai it (animate; something small and round; grain, berry) is black

Paired with: makadewiminagad vii

makadewinaagozi vai it (animate) looks dark or black, appears dark or black

Paired with: makadewinaagwad vii

makadewinaagwad vii it looks dark or black, appears dark or black

Paired with: makadewinaagozi vai

makadewindibe vai s/he has black hair

makadewiningwii vai s/he has black wings

makadewitawage vai s/he has a black ear or black ears

makadewitigwaane vai [BL] s/he has black hair; s/he (a bird, an animal) has a black head

makadewitoon vti2 make it black

Paired with: makadewi' vta

makadewizi vai s/he is black, is dark

Paired with: makadewaa vii

makadewizigwaa vii there is dark ice

makadewiingwe vai s/he has a dark face, a black face

makadewiiyaas na a Black person; a person of African descent

makadewiiyaasikwe na a Black woman; a woman of African descent

makadeyaanakwad vii it is a dark cloud

See also: makadewaanakwad vii

makadeyaanowe vai s/he (an animal) has a black tail

See also: makadewaanowe vai

makak ni a semi-rigid or rigid container: a basket (especially one of birch bark), a box

(verb of making) makakoke vai s/he makes a basket (especially one of brich bark), makes a box (verb of possession) omakakomi vai s/he has a basket or baskets, has a box or boxes
makakoke vai s/he makes a basket (especially one of brich bark), makes a box

makakosag ni a large rigid containter: a tub. a barrel, a carton

makakosagodaabaan ni [BL] a boxcar

makakoshkwemag ni [BL] a birch bark basket for storage

makakoons ni a small box-like object: a small box or basket, a battery, a small radio

makam vta take (it) from h/ (forcibly), rob h/ of (it)

(reciprocal) makandiwag vai they take (it) from each other (forcibly), rob each other (of it)
makandiwag vai they take (it) from each other (forcibly), rob each other (of it)

makandwe vai s/he takes things from people (forcibly), robs people

makizin ni
  1. a shoe, a moccasin
  2. a tire

(verb of making) makizinike vai s/he makes moccasins, makes shoes
(benefactive) makizinikaw vta make moccasins for h/
(verb of possession) omakizini vai s/he has moccasins or shoes
makizinataadiwag vai they play the moccasin game with each other

(derived noun) makizinataadiwin ni moccasin game
makizinataadiwin ni moccasin game

makizinataage vai s/he plays the moccasin game

(derived noun) makizinataagewin ni moccasin game
makizinataage-nagamon ni a moccasin game song

makizinataagewin ni moccasin game

makizinens ni a small moccasin or shoe; a child's moccasin or shoe

makizineyaab ni a shoelace

makizineyaabiike vai s/he makes moccasin or shoe laces

makizinikaw vta make moccasins for h/

makizinikaan ni a moccasin in manufacture

makizinike vai s/he makes moccasins, makes shoes

mako-bimide ni bear grease

mako-miikana ni a bear path

mako-wanii'igan ni a bear trap

See also: makwanii'igan ni

mako-wiinin ni bear fat

mako-wiiyaas ni bear meat

mako-zaasiganag na bear cracklings

makobwaam ni a bear hindquarter

makoganzh na a bear claw

makokaazo vai s/he pretends to be a bear

makominagaawanzh na a mountain ash

[
American mountain ash
Sorbus americana
]

makoninj ni a bear paw

makoshtigwaan ni a bear's head

makowi vai
  1. s/he is a bear, becomes a bear
  2. she comes of age, has her first menses

makozid ni a bear's foot, hindpaw

makoons na a bear cub

(verb of being) makoonsiwi vai
  1. s/he is a bear cub
  2. she comes of age, has her first menses
makoonsens na a baby bear cub

makoonsiwi vai
  1. s/he is a bear cub
  2. she comes of age, has her first menses

makoonsiwi-giizis na [BL] February

makwa na a bear

[
black bear
Ursus americana
]

(verb of pretending) makokaazo vai s/he pretends to be a bear (verb of being) makowi vai
  1. s/he is a bear, becomes a bear
  2. she comes of age, has her first menses
makwanii'igan ni a bear trap

See also: mako-wanii'igan ni

makwasaagim na [ML] a bear paw snowshoe

makwasaam na [BL] a bearpaw snowshoe

makwayaan na a bear hide

makwaazh ni a bear den

mamadookizi vai s/he is clumsy

mamadwebiigamitoo vai s/he makes noise in the water

mamadweganaandan vti keep pounding it, keep hitting it audibly

mamadwe'ige vai s/he keeps on pounding audibly

mamadweshkaa vii it makes noise (in motion), creaks repeatedly