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green
adj
Ojibwe does not distinguish blue and green in the basic color words.
green
ozhaawashko- pv lex blue, green

ozhaawashkwaa vii it is blue, is green

Paired with: ozhaawashkozi vai See also: ozhaawishkwaa vii [NI]

ozhaawashkozi vai s/he or it (animate) is blue, is green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwaa vii

green (mineral)
ozhaawashkwaabikad vii it is blue, green (as something mineral)

Paired with: ozhaawashkwaabikizi vai

ozhaawashkwaabikizi vai it (animate; mineral) is blue or green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwaabikad vii

green (sheet-like)
ozhaawashkwegad vii it (sheet-like) is blue, is green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwegizi vai See also: ozhaawishkwegad vii [NI]

ozhaawashkwegizi vai it (animate; sheet-like) is blue, is green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwegad vii See also: ozhaawishkwegizi vai [NI]

green (stick-like)
ozhaawashkwaakwad vii it is blue, green (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: ozhaawashkwaakozi vai

ozhaawashkwaakozi vai it (animate; stick-like) is blue or green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwaakwad vii

green (string-like)
ozhaawashkwaabiigad vii it (string-like) is blue or green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwaabiigizi vai See also: ozhaawishkwaabiigad vii [NI]

ozhaawashkwaabiigizi vai it (animate; string-like) is blue or green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwaabiigad vii

appear green
ozhaawashkonaagozi vai s/he looks blue, appears blue; s/he looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagwad vii

ozhaawashkonaagwad vii it looks blue, appears blue; it looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagozi vai

dye green or blue
ozhaawashkwadis vta dye h/ blue; dye h/ green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwadisan vti

ozhaawashkwadisan vti dye it blue; dye it green

Paired with: ozhaawashkwadis vta

ozhaawashkwadiso vai it (animate) is dyed green; it (animate) is dyed blue

Paired with: ozhaawashkwadite vii

ozhaawashkwadite vii it (animate) is dyed green; it is dyed blue

Paired with: ozhaawashkwadiso vai

green leaves
ashkibag ni a fresh green leaf

ashkibagaa vii there are green leaves

green liquid
ozhaawashkwaagamin vii it (a liquid) is blue or green

look green
ozhaawashkonaagozi vai s/he looks blue, appears blue; s/he looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagwad vii

ozhaawashkonaagwad vii it looks blue, appears blue; it looks green, appears green

Paired with: ozhaawashkonaagozi vai

paint green
ozhaawashkobii'an vti color, paint it blue or green

ozhaawashkobii'ige vai s/he colors, paints things blue or green

ozhaawashkobii'igaade vii it is colored, painted blue or green (by someone)

green tea
n
green tea
ozhaawashko-aniibiish ni green tea

green wood
n
green wood
ashkaatig na a tree with green wood

See also: ashkaatig ni

ashkaatig ni (stick of) green wood

See also: ashkaatig na

greet
vt
greet
anamikaw vta
  1. greet h/
  2. honor h/ publically

anamikaage vai s/he greets people

anamikodaadiwag vai they greet each other

greetings
exclam
greetings
aaniin pc interj greetings!; hello!

boozhoo pc interj greetings!; hello!

grey
adj
grey
waabijiiyaa vii it is grey

Paired with: waabijiizi vai

waabijiizi vai s/he or it (animate) is grey

Paired with: waabijiiyaa vii

grey hair
waabikwaan ni a strand of grey hair

waabikwe vai s/he has grey hair

grey-breasted
waabijiiyaakigane vai s/he has a grey chest, is grey-breasted

grey jay
n
grey jay
gwiingwiishi na a Canada jay

[
grey jay, whisky jack
Perisoreus canadensis
]

grey squirrel
n
grey squirrel
misajidamoo na a grey squirrel; a fox squirrel

[
fox squirrel, grey squirrel
Sciurus spp.
]

grill
vt
grill
akakanzhebwe vai s/he cooks, roasts, grills something on the coals

grimace
v
grimace
niiskiingweni vai s/he grimaces, makes a face

niiskiingwetaw vta grimace at, make a face at h/