The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary
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|l-||(see also entries beginning with ol-)|
|la-, lah-||(see also entries beginning with ol-)|
|lacqessu||s/he, it slides (along floor, into first base, etc.); s/he rows (sliding back and forth in seat while rowing)|
|lahkaluson||fortification, fort; high fence, high wall|
|lahkalusonohom||s/he is fenced; (sun, moon) there is ring around h/|
|lahkapaloq||entrance to cellar (from indoors or outdoors)|
|lahke||s/he throws; s/he lets go (of something s/he has been holding)|
|lahkesawe||s/he tills, s/he plows (soil, garden, field, etc.)|
|lahkihikon 2||prostitute, whore|
|lahkolemhikon||powdered cream, coffee whitener|
|lahkomiksu, olkomiksu||s/he sins, is sinner|
|lahkomuhke||s/he renders fat, extracts oil by boiling blubber|
|lahkukot||it has such a form, has such a shape|
|lahkuksu||s/he has such a shape or form|