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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



Yankee. See American.

Yard (enclosure); n. i. ahchekenegun.

Yard (measure); tebahkonegun.

Yarn; n. i. uhshegunekayaub, uhsuhbaub.

Yawn. He y.; nebahyahwa, v. n. 2. (p. c. nab-).

Ye; kenuhwah. Conjoined with verbs ke-, kid-. See Grammar.

Year; n. i. beboon (i.e., winter), kekenóonoowin, (pl. -un). One, two, three years; ningopeboon, nezhopeboon, nesopeboon. Every y.; andusso-pepóonuhguk. See winter.

Years old. See old.

Yearn. See long after.

Yeast; n. i. oombeséchegun.

Yell. He y.; ahyahshequa, v. n. 2, (p. c. ayah-).

Yellow; osáhwe-. He, it is y.; osuhwese, osúhwah, v. n. 3, v. i. 1, (p. c. was-). It is y. (metal. &c.); osuhwáhbekud. (-keze), v. i. 7 - (stuff, &c.); osuhwágud, (-geze). - (wood); osuh-wesuggenegahda, v. i. 9. He makes it y. by smoke; od-osuhwágesaun, v. t. VII. See paint, dye. Yellow cloth; n. i. osuhwagin.

Yelp. See bark.

Yes; a. Yes certainly; a nungákah, ahneengwuhnuh. Yes indeed; kagat. Yes (assenting to proposition); Howh!

NOTE.-A (yes) is pronounced not as in fate, but in fat or air; sometimes it sounds almost like gh.(??)

Yesterday; n. i. pecheenáhgo. The day before y.; ubwussoonáhgo. Two days before y.; keche-uhwussoonahgo.

Yet. (as yet); muhshe. Yet (still); kayáhbe. Nevertheless; menóch. Unwilling though I am ketwán.

Yields. It y. fruit; méenewe, méenewun, v. n. 3, v. i. 6, (p. c. mahn-). He makes it y. fruit; o-méequegetoon, v. t. VIII., (p. c. mah-). See profit.

Yoke; n. i. nahbekuhwáhgun, (pl. -un). So many y. of; dusswáwaun. Two, three y. of oxen; neezhwawaun, neswawaun pezhékewug.

Yolk; n. i. misquáhwun.

Yonder; éwede, uhwúss wáde.

You; see ye. In obj. case expressed by a change in the verb, thus: (He sees you; kewahbumigoowah. See Grammar.

Young; ooshke. He is y.; ooshkebemahdeze, v. n. 3, (p. c. wash-). Y. animal or bird ; ooshkeühyauns, (pl. -ug). Y. animal (as colt) under two years old; máunezhans, (pl. -ug). See beaver, bear, calf, &c.

Young man; n. a. ooshkénuhwa, (pl. -g).

Young people; n. a. wáshkenégejig.

Young woman; n. a. ooshkenégequa, (pl. -g).

Younger. He is y.; nuhwuj uhgáhshe v. n. 3. His (or her) younger brother or sister; o-sheemáyun.

Youngest. He is y.; máhmuhwe-uhgáhshe, v. n. 3. The y. child; ishquáchahgun, (pl. -ug).

Your; (an.) ke-, kid- -wah, (pl. -g). - (in.) ke-, kid- -wah, (pl. -n), thus: Your parents; keketezémewaug. Your own; ke-, kid- -mewah, (pl. -g, -n).

Yours; kenuhwah, keduhyeemewah.

Yourselves; kenuhwah egoo. Expressed also by the use of mod. A, thus: Ye love yourselves; kesahgeëdezoom.

Your turn; kenetumewah.

Youth; n. i. ooshkenégewin.

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