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maanaabajitoon vti2 misuse it

Paired with: maanaabaji' vta

maanaabam vta have a bad dream about h/; don't like how it looks

maanaabandam vai2 s/he has a bad dream, had a nightmare

maanaabandan vti have bad dreams of it; don't like how it looks

maanaabide vai s/he has crooked teeth

maanaadad vii it is bad, is no good, is ugly

Paired with: maanaadizi vai

maanaadizi vai s/he is ugly, is homely

Paired with: maanaadad vii

maanaadodan vti tell bad news of it

maanaagamide vii it is poorly brewed

maanaagamin vii it (a liquid) tastes bad

maanaagamipidan vti find that it (liquid) tastes bad

maanaagamisin vii it (a liquid) turns bad, sours

maanaagamitoon vti2 make it (a liquid) poorly

maanaagiyawe vai s/he has a poor body build, has poor posture

maanaaji' vta make h/ wrong, make h/ odd

Paired with: maanaajitoon vti2

maanaajimo vai s/he tells a bad story, tells bad news

maanaajitoon vti2 make it wrong, make it odd

Paired with: maanaaji' vta

maanaakiz vta take a poor picture of h/

Paired with: maanaakizan vti

maanaakizan vti take a poor picture of it

Paired with: maanaakiz vta

maanaate vii it has a poor light

maanaatese vii it is a bad movie, is a poor movie

maanendam vai2 s/he feels bad, feels out of sorts, is depressed

(derived noun) maanendamowin ni sadness
maanendaminaagozi vai s/he looks distraught, looks sad

maanendamowin ni sadness

maanendan vti think or consider it bad, poor, or disagreeable

Paired with: maanenim vta

maanendaagozi vai s/he is thought bad, is thought poor, is thought disagreeable

Paired with: maanendaagwad vii

maanendaagwad vii it is thought bad, is thought poor, is thought disagreeable

Paired with: maanendaagozi vai

maanenim vta think or consider h/ bad, poor, or disagreeable

Paired with: maanendan vti

maang na a loon

[
common loon
Gavia immer
]

maango-giizis na [BL] April

maangogwan na a loon feather

maangwazison ni [BL] a loon's nest

maanikamii vai s/he has uneven footing

maanikozh vta give h/ a bad haircut

(detransitive) maanikozhiwe vai s/he gives people bad haircuts
maanikozhiwe vai s/he gives people bad haircuts

maanikozo vai s/he has a bad haircut

maanin vta hold, handle h/ wrong

Paired with: maaninan vti

maaninan vti hold, handle it wrong

Paired with: maanin vta

maanishtaanish na [MN] a sheep

[
domestic sheep
Ovis aries
]

maanishtaanishens na a lamb

maanishtaanishi-wiiyaas ni lamb [meat]

maanishtaanishiwayaan ni a sheepskin

maanishtaanishiiwinini na a sheep farmer; a shepherd

maanitam vai2 s/he doesn't hear right, mishears, misunderstands

maanitan vti it sounds bad to h/, doesn't sound right to h/

Paired with: maanitaw vta

maanitaw vta dislike what h/ says or sounds like; find what h/ says or sounds like disagreeable

Paired with: maanitan vti

maanitaagozi vai s/he sounds bad, doesn't sound right

Paired with: maanitaagwad vii

maanitaagwad vii it sounds bad, doesn't sound right

Paired with: maanitaagozi vai

maanose vai s/he walks with discomfort

maanowe vai s/he is hoarse, has a bad voice

maanoo adv man don't; don't care; let it be; never mind

maanwewebide vii it sounds bad running [motor]

maashkinoozhe na a muskellunge

[
Esox masquinongy
]

maawandoobiwag vai they sit together

maawandoogindan vti total it up (as an account)

(detransitive) maawandoogindaaso vai s/he totals up (as an account)
maawandoogindaaso vai s/he totals up (as an account)

maawandoogwaadan vti sew it together (e.g., pieces for a quilt)

Paired with: maawandoogwaazh vta

maawandoogwaaso vai s/he sews things together, does patchwork (as in making a quilt)

(derived noun) maawandoogwaason ni a quilt
(verb of making) maawandoogwaasonike vai s/he makes a quilt
(derived noun) maawandoogwaasonikaan ni a quilt (being made) (verb of use) maawandoogwaasonikaagen vai + o use (it) for quilting
maawandoogwaason ni a quilt

maawandoogwaasonikaagen vai + o use (it) for quilting

maawandoogwaasonikaan ni a quilt (being made)

maawandoogwaasonike vai s/he makes a quilt

maawandoogwaazh vta sew h/ together

Paired with: maawandoogwaadan vti

maawandoonan vti bring them (inanimate) together

maawandoosidoon vti2 put them (inanimate) together, gather and put them (inanimate) together

Paired with: maawandooshim vta

maawandooshim vta put them (animate) together, gather and put them (animate) together

Paired with: maawandoosidoon vti2

maawandooweba'an vti gather it or them (inanimate) together (using something forcibly): beat it together, rake them together

maawanji' vta collect h/

Paired with: maawanjitoon vti2

(reciprocal) maawanji'idiwag vai they come together, meet with each other, have a meeting (detransitive) maawanji'iwe vai s/he gets people together
maawanji'idiwag vai they come together, meet with each other, have a meeting

maawanji'iwe vai s/he gets people together

maawanjitoon vti2 collect it

Paired with: maawanji' vta

maawiin adv man [BL] maybe; no doubt

See also: gaa maawiin adv man [BL]

maazhaa adv man maybe; I think that..., perhaps, maybe

maazhendam vai2 s/he feels poorly

maazhendaagwad vii it is a sad situation, is a bad situation

maazhi- pv lex bad; ill-formed

maazhi-ayaa vai s/he is bad-off; s/he is in poor health, is ill

maazhi-bimaadizi vai s/he behaves badly; s/he leads a bad life

maazhi-giizhigad vii it is a bad day

maazhi-izhiwebizi vai s/he behaves badly

maazhibide vii it runs, operates poorly (as a machine)

Paired with: maazhibizo vai

maazhibizo vai s/he runs poorly, operates poorly (as a machine)

Paired with: maazhibide vii

maazhibii'an vti write it badly

(detransitive) maazhibii'ige vai s/he writes badly (verb of undergoing) maazhibii'igaade vii it is written badly (by someone)
maazhibii'igaade vii it is written badly (by someone)

maazhibii'ige vai s/he writes badly

maazhichige vai s/he does something wrong, does something bad

maazhide'e vai s/he has heartburn

maazhigaabawi vai s/he is not in good standing; s/he stands in a bad position

maazhigiizhwe vai s/he has abnormal speech; s/he has difficulty speaking

maazhigondaagan vai [ML] s/he has a poor voice

See also: maazhigondaagane vai [N]

maazhigondaagane vai [N] s/he has a poor voice

See also: maazhigondaagan vai [ML]

maazhigwaadan vti sew it poorly

Paired with: maazhigwaazh vta

maazhigwaade vii it is poorly sewn

Paired with: maazhigwaazo vai

maazhigwaaso vai s/he sews poorly

maazhigwaazh vta sew h/ poorly

Paired with: maazhigwaadan vti

maazhigwaazo vai it (animate) is poorly sewn

Paired with: maazhigwaade vii

maazhi' vta overpower h/

maazhijiwan vii it flows poorly

maazhimaagodoondane vai h/ heel stinks or heels stink

maazhimaagozi vai s/he smells bad

Paired with: maazhimaagwad vii