The Passmaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(see sahsaksitehe)
s/he provides h/ with clothing
s/he tempts h/, seduces h/, arouses h/ sexually
s/he gives h/ medicine, treats h/ with medicine, doses h/
clinic, health center
s/he treats it with medicine (disease, condition)
s/he tries to gain h/ affection, "chases" h/
s/he convinces h/, persuades h/
s/he covers h/ eyes, s/he blindfolds h/
s/he is convinced or persuaded
temptation; being convinced or persuaded
s/he holds h/ closer
s/he holds it closer
s/he tempts h/, seduces h/
(female dog) she goes into heat
s/he feeds h/
in, on h/ lap
(see ahsusuwon)
blanket; wool
wool
hat
s/he wears hat
s/he covers it (window, clock, eye, face, etc.)
cord that closes curtains or the slats of a window blind
window shade