The Passmaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
also, too; besides; for h/ part
(when handing something to someone) here!
s/he goes (comes) to borrow
s/he goes (comes) to borrow from h/
s/he goes (comes) to borrow it from h/
s/he goes to borrow on h/ behalf
going or coming to a location
s/he goes (comes) to eat
it is going to be made there (here)
s/he goes (comes) to make it
s/he goes (comes) to make it for h/
s/he goes (comes) to track h/ or to search for h/ tracks
s/he goes (comes) to search for its tracks (sled, car, etc.)
s/he goes (comes) to skate or bicycle
s/he goes (comes) to pick or gather it
s/he goes (comes) to saw it
s/he goes (comes) to saw something belonging to h/
s/he goes to pick or gather medicine (especially, medicinal plants)
s/he goes (comes) to beg
s/he goes (or comes) to get h/; fetches h/
s/he goes (comes) to get it, fetches it
s/he goes (comes) to get it for h/
s/he goes (comes) to put it
s/he hates h/
s/he hates it