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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

weight
n
net weight
asinaab ni a net weight, a net sinker

welfare office
n
welfare office
ashangewigamig ni a welfare office, a commodity store

welfare worker
n
welfare worker
ashangewikwe na a social worker, a welfare worker (female)

ashangewinini na a social worker, a welfare worker

well
adv
well how
aaniin danaa adv inter well how?; well why?; why not?

well now
aaniish adv inter how?; in what way? [interrogative]; well now; why?; you see

aaniish naa adv man well now; you see

well then
aanish adv man a well; well then

well why
aaniin danaa adv inter well how?; well why?; why not?

● DOING SOMETHING WELL
well
mino- pv lex good; nice; well

wawiinge adv man carefully; completely; properly; well

See also: owiinge adv deg [NI]

wawiingezi vai s/he is skillful, does a good job, does something well

nitaa- pv lex being good at; being skilled at; frequently do; know how to do something

behave well
mino-izhiwebizi vai s/he behaves well, fares well, has good health

Paired with: mino-izhiwebad vii

cook well
minoz vta cook h/ well

Paired with: minozan vti

minozan vti cook it well

Paired with: minoz vta

do well
minochige vai s/he does things well, does a good job

dress well
mino'o vai s/he dresses well

eat well
mino-wiisini vai s/he eats well, likes what s/he eats

minwanjige vai s/he eats well, likes what s/he eats

fit well
minwashkine vii it fits well; it is well filled

Paired with: minwashkine vai

minwashkine vai s/he fits well; s/he is well filled

minokan vti fit it well

Paired with: minokaw vta

minokaw vta
  1. fit h/ well
  2. [inverse] it (something consumed) agrees with h/, does h/ good

See also: minokan vti

get along well
minose vai s/he has things go well for h/, gets along well, has good luck

Paired with: minose vii

go well
minose vii it goes well

Paired with: minose vai

grow well
miikogi vai s/he, it (animate) grows well

Paired with: miikogin vii

miikogin vii it grows well

Paired with: miikogi vai

minogi vai s/he, it (animate) grows well

Paired with: minogin vii

minogin vii it grows well

Paired with: minogi vai

live well
mino-bimaadizi vai s/he lives well, leads a good life, has good health

run well
minobide vii it runs well (as a machine)

Paired with: minobizo vai

minobizo vai it (animate) runs well (as a machine); s/he drives well

Paired with: minobide vii

see well
minwaabi vai s/he has good eyesight, sees well

sew well
minogwaaso vai s/he sews well

minogwaadan vti sew it well

Paired with: minogwaazh vta

minogwaazh vta sew it (animate) well

Paired with: minogwaadan vti

minogwaade vii it is sewn well

Paired with: minogwaazo vai

minogwaazo vai it (animate) is sewn well

Paired with: minogwaade vii

speak well
minowe vai s/he has a good voice, speaks well

treat well
mino-doodaw vta treat h/ well

well
[water source]
n
well
onda'ibaan ni a source of water, a well

moona'ibaan ni a well

well-digger
n
well-digger
moona'ibiiwinini na a well-digger

west
n
west
ningaabii'an ni west

west wind
n
west wind
ningaabii'an ni west

wet
vt
wet the bed
zhigingwaam vai [ML] s/he pees in bed, wets the bed

See also: zhigingwaami vai [RL] ; zhigingwaamo vai [BL]

zhigingwaami vai [RL] s/he pees in bed, wets the bed

See also: zhigingwaam vai [ML] ; zhigingwaamo vai [BL]

wet
adj
wet
nibiiwan vii it is wet, is watery; it is juicy

Paired with: nibiiwizi vai

nibiiwizi vai s/he is wet; it (animate) is juicy

Paired with: nibiiwan vii

wet (mineral)
nibiiwaabikad vii it (something mineral) is wet

Paired with: nibiiwaabikizi vai

nibiiwaabikizi vai it (animate; something mineral) is wet

Paired with: nibiiwaabikad vii

soaking wet
zhiigwaabaawe vai s/he or it (animate) is soaked, is soaking wet

Paired with: zhiigwaabaawe vii

zhiigwaabaawe vii it is soaked, is soaking wet

Paired with: zhiigwaabaawe vai

get wet
nisaabaawe vai s/he gets wet

Paired with: nisaabaawe vii

wet bough
nibiiwaandagaa vii there are wet boughs

nibiiwaandagizi vai it (animate; bough) is wet

wet snow
zhakaagonagaa vii there is soft wet snow

zhakipon vii wet snow falls

wet face
dipiiwiingwe vai s/he has a wet face

wet ground
nibiiwakamigaa vii it is wet ground

wet hand
dipiiwininjii vai h/ hand is wet

nibiiwininjii vai s/he has wet hands

wet leaves
dipiiwibagaa vii there are wet leaves