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biisadaawangi- pv lex granulated, sand-like, powder

biisadaawangizi vai it (animate; sand-like) is fine

Paired with: biisadaawangad vii [BR]

biisadikwanezi s/he (a tree) has small branches

biisa' vta chop h/ fine, mince h/

Paired with: biisa'an vti

biisa'am vai2 s/he makes bubbles, leaves bubbles

biisa'an vti chop it fine, mince it

Paired with: biisa' vta

biisa'ise vai s/he makes kindling

biisam vta chew h/ into small pieces

Paired with: biisandan vti

biisandamaw vta chew (it) into small pieces for h/

biisandan vti chew it into small pieces

Paired with: biisam vta

(benefactive) biisandamaw vta chew (it) into small pieces for h/
biisaa vii it is fine; it is in particles

Paired with: biisizi vai

biisaandagizi vai s/he (tree) has fine needles

biisaandago-zhingwaak na [BL] a white pine

[
eastern white pine
Pinus strobus
]

biisaandago-zhingwaakokaa vii there are (many) white pines

biisaanikwe vai s/he has fine hair

biisaawangi- pv lex in small particles, sand-like, powdered

biisaawangi-manoomin ni fine wild rice, broken wild rice

See also: biisi-manoomin ni

biisi- pv lex fine, in small particles

biisi-manoomin ni fine wild rice, broken wild rice

See also: biisaawangi-manoomin ni

biisi-zhooniyaans na small change

biisibidoon vti2 break it into small pieces with hands; crumble it

Paired with: biisibizh vta

biisibizh vta break h/ into small pieces with hands; crumble h/

Paired with: biisibidoon vti2

biisibiisaa vii there is light rain, drizzle; it is drizzling

See also: biisibiisaan vii [BL]

biisibiisaan vii [BL] there is light rain, drizzle; it is drizzling

See also: biisibiisaa vii

biisiboodamaw vta grind, mill, grate (it) for h/

biisiboode vii it is ground, milled, grated; it is sawn into small pieces

Paired with: biisiboozo vai

biisiboodoon vti2 grind, mill, grate it; saw it into small pieces

Paired with: biisiboozh vta

biisiboodamaw vta grind, mill, grate (it) for h/ (detransitive) biisiboojige vai s/he grinds, mills, grates something (derived noun) biisiboojigan na corn meal (derived noun) biisiboojigan ni a grinder, a mill; a sawmill
biisiboojigan na corn meal

biisiboojigan ni a grinder, a mill; a sawmill

biisiboojiganaaboo na cornmeal soup

biisiboojigani-bakwezhigan na [BL] johnnycake

biisiboojigani-bakwezhiganens na [BL] a cornmeal muffin

biisiboojige vai s/he grinds, mills, grates something

biisiboozh vta grind, mill, grate h/; saw h/ into small pieces

Paired with: biisiboodoon vti2

biisiboozo vai it (animate) is ground, milled, grated; it (animate) is sawn into small pieces

Paired with: biisiboode vii

biisiga' vta chop h/ into kindling

Paired with: biisiga'an vti

biisiga'an vti chop it into kindling

Paired with: biisiga' vta

biisiga'isaan ni kindling wood

biisiga'ise vai s/he chops small pieces of firewood

biisiga'wi vta [NI]

biisiga' vta

biisigwaashkwani vai s/he takes a little jump

biisikodan vti cut, carve it into fine pieces

Paired with: biisikozh vta

biisikozh vta cut, carve it (animate) into fine pieces

Paired with: biisikodan vti

biisiminagad vii it (something small and round) is fine, is tiny

Paired with: biisiminagizi vai

biisiminagishkan vti crush it (berry, grain) into fine pieces (by foot)

(detransitive) biisiminagishkige vai s/he crushes the wild rice into fine pieces (by foot), dances the wild rice too much crushing it into fine pieces
biisiminagishkige vai s/he crushes the wild rice into fine pieces (by foot), dances the wild rice too much crushing it into fine pieces

biisiminagizi vai s/he (something round) is fine, is tiny

Paired with: biisiminagad vii

biisipon vii there is fine snow falling, powder snow falling

biisitaagan ni a bubble

biisiwebinige vai s/he dances with fast steps, fiddles fast

biisiwebinige-nagamon ni a song for a jingle-dress dance

biisizh vta cut h/ into small pieces, dice h/

Paired with: biisizhan vti

biisizhan vti cut it into small pieces, dice it

Paired with: biisizh vta

biisizi vai s/he is fine; s/he is in particles

Paired with: biisaa vii

biisizhwi vta

biisizh vta

biiswewebiisaan vii there is the sound of light rain, of drizzle

biiswewigwane vai it (animate) has fine fluffy feathers

biisweyiigin ni [BL] flannel

biitagoode vai s/he puts on h/ dress

biitakizine vai [BL] s/he puts on h/ moccasins or shoes

biitakizine' vta put shoes or moccasins on h/

biitawagoodaan ni a slip

biitawagoode vai she wears one dress under another, wears a slip

biitawaya'ii adv loc in between layers

biitawazhaan ni an extra blanket on top

biitawazhe vai s/he has another blanket on

(causative) biitawazhe' vta add another layer of blankets to h/
biitawazhe' vta add another layer of blankets to h/

biitawazhigane vai s/he has another pair of socks on

biitazhigane vai s/he puts on h/ socks

(causative) biitazhigane' vta put socks on h/
(reflexive) biitazhigane'idizo vai s/he puts h/ socks on h/ self
biitazhigane' vta put socks on h/

biitazhigane'idizo vai s/he puts h/ socks on h/ self

biitaagime vai s/he puts snowshoes on

biite ni foam

(verb of being) biitewan vii it is foamy
biitewan vii it is foamy

biitewaaboo ni beer

biitewaagamin vii it (a liquid) is foamy

biitewidoone vai s/he has foam at the mouth

biitoo- pv lex as a layer

biitoo-babagiwayaan ni an undershirt

See also: biitoo-bagiwayaan ni [BL]

biitoo-bagiwayaan ni [BL] an undershirt

See also: biitoo-babagiwayaan ni

biitoo-giboodiyegwaazon na a pair of underpants

biitoo-midaasens ni [BL] (a pair of) panties

biitoobidoon vti2 split it into layers with hands

Paired with: biitoobizh vta

biitoobizh vta split h/ into layers with hands

Paired with: biitoobidoon vti2

biitoogamaa vii it is a lake parallel to or above another

biitoogamig ni [BL] a porch

biitoogwaadan vti sew a lining in it

Paired with: biitoogwaazh vta

(detransitive) biitoogwaajige vai s/he sews a lining in things (derived noun) biitoogwaajigan ni something sewn in as a liner or lining or something with a liner or lining sewn in it: liner, lining, moccasin liner, quilt with lining
biitoogwaade vii it has a lining sewn in it

Paired with: biitoogwaazo vai

biitoogwaajigan ni something sewn in as a liner or lining or something with a liner or lining sewn in it: liner, lining, moccasin liner, quilt with lining

biitoogwaajige vai s/he sews a lining in things

biitoogwaazh vta sew a lining in it (animate)

Paired with: biitoogwaadan vti

biitoogwaazo vai it (animate) has a lining sewn in it

biitookizin ni an overshoe

biitookizinaan ni an overshoe

biitookizine vai s/he wears overshoes

(derived noun) biitookizinaan ni an overshoe
biitookonaye vai s/he wears layers (as underwear)

biitoomagooday ni [BL] a slip

See also: biitoomagoodaas ni [BL]

biitoomagoodaas ni [BL] a slip

Paired with: biitoomagooday ni [BL]

biitoon vti2 wait for it

Paired with: bii' vta

biitoonigan ni [BL] a sandwich