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/biigw-/ initial

 
broken, damaged, torn in pieces
 
Type:
initial
Subtypes:
root
Variants:
biigo
biigobidoon vti2 rip, tear it up
biigobizh vta rip, tear h/ up
biigoboode vii it breaks by abrasion
biigoboodoon vti2 break it by abrasion (sawing, filing, grinding)
biigoboozh vta break h/ by abrasion (sawing, filing, grinding)
biigoboozo vai s/he breaks by abrasion
biigodaabaane vai s/he has a broken-down car
biigode vii it breaks by heat
biigoganaam vta damage, ruin, break h/ by hitting
biigoganaandan vti damage, ruin, break it by hitting
biigojiise vii it ruptures; it tears open
biigojiishkaa vai s/he bursts open
biigojiishkaa vii it bursts open
biigon vta break h/ (by hand); dismantle h/
biigonan vti break it (by hand); dismantle it
biigose vii it goes to pieces, breaks down
biigose vai it (animate) goes to pieces, breaks down
biigosidoon vti2 break it (by dropping); smash it
biigosin vii it breaks (on impact)
biigoshim vta break h/ (by dropping); smash h/
biigoshin vai s/he breaks (on impact)
biigoshkaw vta break, damage h/ with body or feet
biigoshkaa vii it breaks, is broken
biigoshkaa vai
  1. s/he breaks, is broken
  2. s/he is broke (out of money)
biigozh vta cut up h/ with blade
biigozhan vti cut up it with blade
biigozo vai s/he breaks by heat
biigwa' vta break h/ (using something)
biigwa'an vti break, destroy it (using something); tear it down (using something)
biigwakamigibidoon vti2 break it up (as ground); plow it
biigwam vta chew h/ up; ruin, damage h/ (by chewing)
biigwandan vti chew it up; ruin, damage it (by chewing)
biigwaabaawadoon vti2 ruin it in the water
biigwaabaawazh vta ruin h/ in the water
biigwaabaawe vai s/he gets ruined in the water
biigwaabaawe vii it gets ruined in the water
biigwaasin vii it is blown apart (by the wind)
biigwaashi vai s/he is blown apart (by the wind)