The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
s/he has nightmare
s/he finds its sound frightening
s/he finds h/ voice or h/ words frightening
s/he startles h/ by hitting h/
(see cipihtaqot, cipihtaqsu)
s/he startles h/ by appearing suddenly
s/he jumps when startled, twitches
s/he jumps when startled
s/he has ugly mouth
h/ hair looks messy
h/ hair is tangled up by the wind
h/ hair is tangled
(something string-like) it is tangled
s/he tangles h/ (rope, string); s/he confuses h/
s/he tangles it, snarls it, entangles it (in something)
s/he tangles something belonging to h/
(something string-like) it becomes tangled
(something string-like) s/he, it becomes tangled
s/he tangles h/ up by handling h/ (rope, etc.)
s/he tangles it by handling it
s/he tangles something belonging to h/ by handling it
(rope, string) s/he becomes tangled by flapping around
(something string-like) it becomes tangled by flapping around
s/he tangles h/ with feet (rope, rug, snake)
s/he tangles it with feet