The Passmaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary
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|q-, 'q-||(see also entries beginning with oq-)|
|qahnuskuhke, qahnusqihke||s/he gathers driftwood (larger pieces, on shore or floating)|
|qahnusq||piece of driftwood|
|qahqolunsqey||something made of clay; (animate, pottery) clay pot, dish, bowl, etc.|
|qahqolunsqikuwam||clay or adobe house|
|qahqolunsqocihte||it is clay-colored, it is gray|
|qahqolunsqocossu||s/he is clay-colored, s/he is gray|
|qahtol||quarter-hour; (period of play; phase of moon) quarter|
|qanotuwan, qonotuwan||(archaic) longhouse; dance hall|
|qapit, pqapit||beaver (Castor canadensis)|
|qapitew, pqapitew||beaver pelt|
|qapitewi-kpihikon, pqapitewi-kpihikon||beaver dam|
|qapitewiyey, pqapitewiyey||something made from beaver pelt|
|qapitihikon, pqapitihikon||wood chip left by beaver|
|qapitikuwam, pqapitikuwam||beaver lodge|
|qapsishiqasu||s/he, it has beads sewn on|
|qaqekinut||hamper for dirty clothes and linens|
|qaqekon||(cloth, paper) it is dirty, is soiled|
|qaqeku||h/ clothing is dirty or soiled; (garment, clothing) s/he is dirty, is soiled|