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Ojebway Language:

A Manual for missionaries
and others employed among the Ojebway Indians
by Edward F. Wilson, 1874

 

English-Ojebway Dictionary

 

K

Keel; uhnánmoonug nahbequáuning.

Keep. He keeps (guards, protects) him, it; o-guhnuhwanemaun, o-guhnuhwandaun, v. t. I., VII. (p. c. gan-).

Keep back (reserve). He k. it back; od-ishkoonaun, v. t. I., VII. (p. c. ashk). He k. it b. for himself; ishkoonumáuzo, mod. A. See withhold.

Keep company with; He k. c. with him (is often with him); o-weesókuhwaun, v. t. II. (p. c. waus-).

Keep in mind. He k. him, it, in mind; o-minjemánemaun, o-minjemandaun, v. t. I., VII. (p. c. manje-).

Keep a feast, commandment, &c. Same as keep.

Keep safe. See protect.

Keeper. See gaoler.

Keg; muhkukosuhgoons, muhkukoons, (pl. -un). See barrel.

Kennel; n. i. uhnemóoshewegúmmig, (pl. -oon).

Kernel; n. i. opikoomenáun, (pl. -un).

Kettle (iron pot, &c.); n. a. uhkík, (pl. -oog). Stew-kettle; gebóosogun-uhkik. Tea-kettle; shesheeb-uhkik. (pl. -oog). The kettle is too small; nuhuhwahdeze-uhkik.

Kettle-drum; n. a. metigwuhkik, (pl. -oog).

Key; n. i. uhbáubekúhegun, (pl. -un).

Kick. He k.; dúngishkega, v. n. 2, (p. c. dan-). He k. him, it; o-dungishkahwaun, o-dungishkaun v. t. V., (p. c. dan-). He, it is k.; dungishkegauso, -gahda, v. i. 9.

Kid; n. a. mesahboozoons, (pl. -ug).

Kidney. My, thy, his k.; nind-, kid-, odekoosewh, od-odekoosewun.

Kill. He k.; neshewa, v. n. 2, (p. c. nash-). He k. (hunting or butchering); netahga, v. n. 2, (p. c. nat-). He k. him, it; o-nesaun, o-netoon, v. t. IV., VIII. He k. himself; nesedezo, mod. A. We k. each other; kenesedemin, mod. B. It k. him.; o-nesegoon, v. t. IV. in. obj. Ha seeks an opportunity to k. him; o-nunduhnesaun. He half k. him; od-áhbetónuhnaun, v. t. III., (p. c. uhyaub-). He k. him entirely; od-áhpechenuhnaun, v. t. III., (p. c. uhyaup-). He k. him in such a manner, (e. g. by enchantments); od-enáhpenuhnaun, v. t. III., (p. c. an-). He k. him for such a reason; od-oonjenuhnaun, v. t. III., (p. c. wanje-). He k. it (an animal) for him; onetáhmuhwaun v. t. II. He k. it for himself; onetahmahdezoon, v. t. VI.

Killed. He comes near being k.; buhzhená, v. n. 2, (p. c. bázh-).

Killed person; n. a. netáhgun, (pl. -ug).

Kiln. See furnace.

Kind. He is k.; kezhawáudeze, shahwanjega, ketemahgánjega, v. n. 3, 2, (p. c. kazh-, sha-, kat-). He looks k.; menuhwenáhgooze, v. n. 3. He is k. to him; o-kezhawahdezétuhwaun, o-shahwánemaun, o-ketemahgánemaun, v. t. II., I.

Kind-hearted. He is k.; shahwándumedaä, v. n. 2.

Kinds. They are of so many k.; (an. in.) dusswuhyúggesewug, dusswuhyuggudoon, v. n. 3, v. I. 7 pl. They are of two, three k., &c.; neezhwuhyúggesewug, niswuhyúggesewug, -gudoon. How many k.? ahneen anduss...? Of all k.; (an. in.) kuhkenuh ahnooj azhewéenzoojig, -azhewéendagin. See sort, mix.

Kindle. He k. a fire; booduhwa, v. n. 2, (p. c. bwah-) See set on fire.

Kindling wood; piskáukoonánjegun;

Kindness; n. i. kezhawáhdezewin, shahwanjegáwin, ketemahganjegáwin.

Kindred; n. i. enahwándewin.

King; n. a. keche-ógemah. See chief.

Kingdom; n. i. ogemáhwewin.

Kingfisher; n. a. ogishkemuhnese, (pl. -g).

Kinsman, kinswoman. My, thy k.; nind, kidenahwamáhgun, (pl. -ug).

Kiss, kissing; n. i. ojindewin, (pl. -un),

Kiss. He k.; ojindum, v. n. 5, (p. c. waj-). He k. him, it; od-ojemaun, od-ojindaun, v. t. I., VII. We kiss each other; kid-ojindemin, mod. B. He k. s. thing belonging to him; od-ojindum-uhwaun, mod. C.

Kitchen; n. i. chebahquáwegummig.

Kite (bird); n. a. gebwáunuhse, (pl. -g).

Kite (toy); n. i. oombahsechegun, pahpahmáusechegan, (pl. -un).

Knead. He kn. bread; od-onáhdenaun buhquázhegun, v. t. I., (p. c. wan-).

Kneading-trough; n. i. oonáhdenegun.

Knee; n. i. My, thy kn.; ningedig, kegedig, (pl. -oon).

Kneel, (kneel down). He kn.; ojécheengwuhnetah, v. n. 1, (p. c. waje-). He falls down on his kn.; ojecheengwuhnesa, v. n. 2. He kn. before him, it; od-ojecheengwuhnetuhwaun, od-oje-cheengwuhnetaun, v. t., II., VII.

Knife; n. i. mookomaun, (pl. -un). A pen-k.; mookomaunans, (pl. -un). Jack-k.; piskáubekekoomaun, (pl. -un). Two-edged k.; atuhwekoomaun, (pl. -un), He shuts a k.; o-piskáubekenaun m., v. t.VII.

Knit. He k. stockings; uhzheguneka, v. n. 2, uhkookomedáuseka, v. n. 2, (p. c. azh-, ak-).

Knob (on a tree); pekwúkwud, (pl. -oon),

Knock. He kn.; puhgáhkwuhega, v. n. 2, (p. c. pag-). He kn. at the door; puhpuhgáhkwuhega, mod. E.

Knock against. He kn. against him, it; o-betáhkooshkuhwaun, o-betákooshkaun, v. t. II., VII., (p. c. bat-). It kn. against s. th.; (in. an.) betáhkooshin, betáhkoosin, v. i. 5. He kn. ag. s. th. with his foot, forehead, hand, &c.; betahkoosedáshin, betahkookuttígwashin, betahkooninjeshin, v. n. 6. He kn. against him with his shoulders; o-pahketáshkuhwaun, v. t. II.

Knock down. He kn. him d.; o-puhketawaun. He kn. it d.; o-puhketaäun. He kn. him, it d.; o-puhketáöshemaun, o-puhketaösedoon, v. t. I., VIII., (p. c. pake-). See throw. Knock out. He kn. out the head of a barrel; o-sháuboondaäun muhkukoosug, v. t. VII. It is kn. out; shah-boondáyah, v. i. 1, (p. c. shuhyah-).

Knocking; n. i. puhgáhkwuhegáwin.

Knot; p. n. i. gashkuhoodag. See tie.

Know. He kn.; kekanjega, v. n., 2. He kn. him, it; o-kekanemaun, o-kekandaun, v. t. I., .VII., (p. c. kak-). He kn. him, it plainly; o-puhkukánemaun -kandaun, v. t. I., VII. I don't kn.; kahween ninkekándunseen. I don't kn. and don't care; ánduhgwan. I don't kn. what (what it is); wágoodoo-gwan. I don't kn. how (how it is); nuhmúnjedoog, nuhmunj ezhewábudoogwan. I don't kn. when; nuhmunj uhpe. I don't kn. where he or it is; tebe. I don't kn. who (who it is); ahwágwan, ahwagwánedoog. I don't kn. why; wágodoogwan wanje. I don't kn. why he says it; wágodoogwan wanje-ëkedoogwan. (These words are followed by the subjunctive in the dubitative form).

Knowledge (science, learning); kekandáusowin.

Known. He, it is kn.; kekanjegáuso, -jegahda, v. i. 9, kekandahgooze, -dahgwud, v. i. 10. Make kn.; see proclaim.

Knuckle. See fist.

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