The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
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
Adeline
Adelaide
(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
Edmond
Edna
s/he heads h/ off or intercepts h/ (with canoe or boat)
s/he heads it off or intercepts it (with canoe or boat)
moving or taking shortcut so as to intercept or head off (someone or something)
s/he heads it off or intercepts it by taking shortcut
s/he takes shortcut
s/he heads h/ off or intercepts h/ by taking shortcut
s/he takes shortcut swimming, swims so as to intercept (someone or something)
s/he takes shortcut canoeing or paddling, paddles so as to intercept (someone or something)
s/he takes shortcut walking, walks so as to intercept (someone or something)
(hunter, marksman) s/he shoots ahead of moving target (trying to hit it)
(person, e.g., African-American) s/he is black