The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(thread, hair, root, etc.) s/he, it is wound or threaded around in convoluted way; s/he, it is being used to sew with
s/he walks around
it moves around
(business or institution relocating; pain in part of body) it moves around
s/he fights around, goes around causing trouble
they go around fighting with each other (physically)
s/he is pointing this way and that
s/he carries load around; (child) s/he has full diaper
buck deer
(reportedly) it is said, they say, people say; (with direct quotation) s/he says (said), they say (said); (in questions of fact) is it true that ...?
that's why
that, that one (away from speaker and person spoken to; yonder)
(emphatic) that one over there
each and every one individually
each and every person individually
(see yakat, yeket)
(see yat, yet)
that (absent or no longer existing)
(see yat)
(baseball player) New York Yankee
that (inanimate, away from speaker and person spoken to)
there, over there (usually away from speaker and person spoken to), yonder
(emphatic) that one over there
(emphatic) over there, right there, in that particular place
each one individually