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wiiyawen'enyan nad

h/ namesake

There is no simple independent word for namesake, a reciprocal relationship between name-giving sponsor and child. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=iiyawen'eny-/ namesake to make a full word: 
  • niiyawen'enh my namesake (1s-3s)
  • giiyawen'enh your namesake (2s-3s)
  • wiiyawen'enyan h/ namesake
  • [MN] wiiyawen'enyan h/ namesake(s (3s-3')
  • [BL] wiiyawen'enyan h/ namesake (3s-3's)
  • [BL] wiiyawen'enya' h/ namesakes (3s-3'p)
Some basic forms of wiiyawen'enyan h/ namesake are: 

wiiyawen'enyan obv; Stem: /=iiyawen'eny-/

Zhebaa ogii'-wiinaan ge-izhi-anishinaabewinikaazonid. Miiwan iniwe wiiyawen'enyan.

This morning he gave a spirit name to his namesake.