The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary
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|pihcetuwiye||s/he flies far, flies a long way, flies to distant place|
|pihcewey||something or someone from far away or long ago; (inanimate) faraway place, long-ago time or event|
|pihceyu||s/he, it is long and rigid|
|pihci-cihciqi-pisipiqe||(body of water) it is long, narrow inlet|
|pihcicuwon||(current) it flows against direction of boat travel; it flows far|
|pihcicuwonoma, pihcicuwonome||s/he has unfavorable current (for sailing, canoeing, etc.)|
|pihcihtuwe||he has long beard, has long whiskers|
|pihcintu, pihcentu||s/he sings in the distance; h/ voice carries far when s/he sings|
|pihciqehe||(sailing) s/he goes against the wind, s/he tacks|
|pihciqehsin||(sailing) s/he goes against the wind, s/he tacks|
|'pihciyahkan||s/he throws it far|
|pihciyahqolamu||s/he can be heard from a great distance; s/he stretches out words when talking or singing|
|pihkolpis||pickled fish (fish preserved in brine)|
|'pihkomuwiyal||s/he picks h/ out|
|pihq-||(see entries beginning with poqq-)|
|pihtahqekiye||(coat, dress, etc.) s/he is long; (person) h/ coat, etc. is long|
|pihtahqikonat||(insect) water-strider; (arachnid) daddy longlegs|
|pihtahqikone||s/he has long legs|
|pihtahqiskipe||s/he has long neck|