The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(see also entries beginning with c-, 'c-)
s/he owes h/
s/he owes it to h/
s/he borrows for h/ (on h/ behalf)
(gambling, cards) s/he wins all or part of pot from h/
s/he wins it (prize)
s/he kisses h/
(e.g., mother with her child) s/he kisses and fondles h/
s/he cuddles it
s/he kisses it (e.g., picture, book, etc.)
s/he kisses something belonging to h/
(see 'ci)
they fight each other over (about) it
s/he makes it out of, makes it from (something)
s/he makes it from or out of (something) for h/
(fruit of Rhus hirta) staghorn sumac berry
(tree, Rhus hirta) staghorn sumac
(archaic) old camp
s/he picks some of it (see examples)
s/he breaks off piece of h/ with hand(s)
s/he breaks off piece of it with hand(s)
s/he gives h/ some of it, shares it with h/
s/he follows h/ from there
s/he takes or brings h/ from there, carries h/ from there