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makoonsiwi vai

  1. s/he is a bear cub
  2. she comes of age, has her first menses

nimakoonsiw 1s ind; makoonsiwi 3s ind; makoonsiwid 3s conj; mekoonsiwid 3s ch-conj; Stem: /makoonsiwi-/

makoonsiwi /makoonsiwi-/: /makoons-/ stem of makoons na ; /-wi/
be, become a certain kind of being or thing