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attendant
n
ceremonial attendant
oshkaabewis na a ceremonial attendant or messenger

attention
n
attention
ambe pc interj attention!; come on!; let's go!

pay attention
babaamendam vai2 s/he pays attention, worries

babaamendan vti pay attention to, be preoccupied with, worry about, bother it

Paired with: babaamenim vta

babaamenim vta pay attention to, worry about, be preoccupied with, bother h/

Paired with: babaamendan vti

attract
vt
attract
zhoobi' vta attract, please h/

auction
n
sell at auction
biibaagadaawaage vai s/he sells at a public sale or auction

audible
adj
audible
madwe- pv lex audible; being heard; making noise

auger
n
ice auger
bagonezigwa'igan ni an ice auger

August
n
August
manoominike-giizis na the moon of ricing occuring in August or September

See also: manoominikewi-giizis na [BL]

manoominikewi-giizis na [BL] the moon of ricing occuring in August or September

See also: manoominike-giizis na

miini-giizis na July; August

aunt
n
There are two kinds of aunts: one is a father's sister (sometimes called a cross-aunt) whose children are called with special cousin terms. The other is a mother's sister (sometimes called a parallel aunt) whose children are called siblings (brothers and sisters).
cross-aunt
nizigos nad my aunt (cross-aunt: father's sister)

inzigos nad my aunt (cross-aunt: father's sister)

gizigos nad your aunt (cross-aunt: father's sister)

ozigosan nad h/ aunt (cross-aunt: father's sister)

parallel aunt
ninoshenh nad my stepmother; my aunt (parallel aunt: mother's sister)

ginoshenh nad your aunt (parallel aunt: mother's sister); your stepmother

onoshenyan nad h/ aunt (parallel aunt: mother's sister); h/ stepmother

aurora borealis
n
aurora borealis
waawaate vii there is a display of the northern lights (aurora borealis)

authority
n
authority
ogimaawiwin ni government; authority; leadership