The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
s/he goes back and forth, commutes
s/he goes back and forth carrying or fetching firewood
s/he walks back and forth
s/he walks h/ back and forth, walks back and forth holding and soothing h/ (baby)
s/he goes back and forth ferrying h/
s/he ferries back and forth
s/he goes back and forth ferrying it
s/he walks back and forth holding and soothing baby
they write back and forth to each other, they correspond
(see also entries beginning with ot-, t-)
s/he misses it when s/he goes to meet it (train, bus, etc.)
s/he misses h/ when s/he goes to meet h/
(see also entries beginning with ath-)
(see entries beginning with athom-)
if, whether
if possible
(conjunct forms only) the one who is ...; where or when ... (see examples)
in, at, to L'Etete, New Brunswick
in thick woods
in, on, to group of islands or archipelago
h/ birthplace