The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(see also entries beginning with 'c-, mot-, niht-, ot-, ut-)
(also check entries beginning with a- or 't-a- in the A section of the dictionary)
canoe paddle
paddle handle; kelp
like, as
as would, as if
for example
(see tahaluhp)
something simulated or fake, imitation
s/he paddles
(see also entries beginning with tk-, k-)
(expresses emphasis, usually surprise or concession)
s/he cools h/
s/he cools it
s/he cools h/ down (person)
s/he cools it
(see ktahkitom)
s/he is from that tribe
(see ktahkomons)
(fruit, vegetable) s/he, it has seeds, is seedy
Donald
h/ foster child, h/ adopted child; h/ stepchild (h/ stepson or h/ stepdaughter)
(see also entries beginning with tq-)
s/he chases or frightens h/ causing h/ to climb upward
s/he has lice