The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(horse's mouthpiece) bit
oat
horsewhip
mare
duck (species uncertain)
(see also entries beginning with c-)
s/he helps h/; helps h/ out by giving h/ something needed or lacking
it is improved, it is upgraded
s/he serves self (food, etc.), helps self (to food, supplies, etc.)
h/ Adam's apple
(see also entries beginning with cuwi)
s/he earns it
s/he earns it for h/
s/he has to finish it
s/he hires h/; (with preverb only) s/he invites h/
(usually, conjunct forms only) s/he stays right there
(see also entries beginning with k-)
(see entries beginning with kihk-)
(see kihkonap)
s/he informs h/
(mammal, various species) seal
sealskin, seal pelt
(mammal) seal, seal's; of seal or sealskin
seal fat, seal oil
s/he hunts seals