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BABBLE   he (she) is babbling: ceeyoubeet;  he (she) is talking foolishly: ceeyoubeiht

 

 

 

BABY anim. noun; tei'yoonehe' (small child); when was your baby born?: hihtou'ucebiihoo heniisoo, hihtou'ucenis heniisoo, hihtou'ucenis hetei'yooniib

 

 

 

BABY-SIT  I am baby-sitting (watching small children): tooyoohowo' tei'yoonoho';  I will baby-sit  him (her), your child: heetnoonoyoohowo' hetei'yooniib (means: "watch over, guard")

 

 

 

BACHELOR  hoowuuniin  (see: SINGLE)

 

 

 

 

 

BACK  (upper rear part of the human body (someone's) back: wokooo, pl. wokoowo; my back: nokooo; on your back: hokoobe'; on his (her) back: hikoobe'; my back is aching: heesowowutiinoo nokooo; I am carrying him (her) on my back: 3enei'eikoho'; back of my hand: nokoow3ee3oo; on the back of my hand: nokoow3ee3oone'; I am packing something on my back: hiiniinooxunoo; he (she) is carrying someone on his (her) back: 3enei'eiiwoonuht; I am carrying a baby on my back (in a blanket or on a cradleboard): 3ene'i'eikoho'; I am lying on my back: honoo3i3insinenoo; lie on your back!: hoo3i3insii

 

 

 

BACK  come back!: cihce'isee; cihce'eis; run back!: cihce'koohu; he (she) is walking back and forth: honiince'iseet, honiince'kooxuuseet; he (she) is running back and forth: niince'tokooxuukoohut

 

 

 

BACK  I am backing up (in a car): hoosei3koohunoo

 

 

 

BACK UP back me up!: nonoonowuuni

 

 

 

BACKBONE (someone's) backbone: wototooe, pl. wototooe'ono;

 

your backbone: hototooe

 

 

 

BACKFIRE hoosei3koe'etee' (for a car or gun) (means: "popped back")

 

 

 

BACKGROUND  hoseii3iihi' cenih'ciinonoone'iyeiit  (a person's jobs, experience, etc.)

 

 

 

BACKHOE  nooxce3oo

 

 

 

BACKTALK  cee'eenetiit

 

 

 

BACKTRACK he (she) is backtracking: hosei3nowuht

 

 

 

BACKWARD hosei3iihi'; I am falling backward (from a standing position): honoo33i3ninoo'oonoo; I am falling backward (off something): honoo3i33incensinenoo; I am walking backward: hooseitiseenoo; I am running backward: hoosei3koohunoo

 

 

 

BACKWARD he (she) is backward: (a person who is shy, awkward): benee3ohouht

 

 

 

BACKWOODS   niicebe' heetno' heyeicoo'

 

 

 

BACKYARD  nee'eeteebe' ho'oowu'

 

 

 

BACON  nih'oo3ouwox; fry  some bacon!: tecxoh'un nih'oo3ouwoxuu

 

 

 

BAD(LY) wooxees (bad woman); he (a man) is bad: wooxeiht: I am bad: wooxeihinoo; he(she) is bad: wooxeihit; I am being bad (I am doing a bad thing): wooxutoonoo; I am repeatedly doing a bad thing: wonoowoxutoonoo;  I am bad by nature: niiwoowoxutoonoo; it (inan. subj.) is bad: woosoo',  hoowni'oo (it is not good); it (inan. subj.) tastes bad: wooxcoo', hoowni'coot; things are going badly for me: hoowneeni'iini neneeninoo; I am in a bad mood: neihoowni'owooteih

 

 

 

BADGER  anim. noun; woh'ooo', pl. and obv. sg. and pl. woh'ooo'uu

 

 

 

 

 

BAG ce'eiinox, pl. ce'eiino3o (refers to: bundle or purse);  rawhide bag: ho'uwoonox;  paper bag: ce'eiiyooo, pl. ce'eiiyoono'; ce'ee3oo, pl. ce'ee3oono; soft bag: seneeyoo' ce'eixoo

 

 

 

BAIT   ho3hii3o;  they use bait: niibiiho3ihee3i'

 

 

 

BAKE  I am baking bread: coo'cooneeenoo

 

 

 

BAKING POWDER nisonoxo'oe

 

 

 

BALD  he is bald: heeteseh'eit; biihtese'eit, biihte'eihoot, heetese'eit; he is getting bald: hiitese'eixoot

 

 

 

BALD EAGLE anim. noun; heetesee'eiit, heeceseee'eit

 

 

 

BALE  (bundle, as of hay) beenookuhu', pl. beenookuhu'u

 

 

 

BALL anim. noun; kokoh'owooo, kokoh'owooo obv. sg. kokoh'owoon, pl. kokoh'owoono'; my ball: nokokoh'owoo; his (her) ball: hokokoh'owoon; big ball: heebe3kokoh'owoo; I am playing ball: kookoho'ohwoonoo; children are playing ball: kookokoh'ohwoo3i' tei'yoonoh'o'; I am playing with a ball: heniiinikotiinoo huu'uuhu' (hii'iihi') kokoh'owooo

 

 

 

BALL  BEARING anim. noun; ceeteyeiht bei'ci3einiini (metal marble). pl. ceeteyehei3i' bei'ci3einiini

 

 

 

BALLOON   pl.,  niiciitohu'u

 

 

 

BALLOT  beseiyoot

 

 

 

BAMBOO  niice'oe'niinou'u,  cenii3ise' (refers to: any grass with jointed stems)

 

 

 

BANANA  hiiniinsiinoo', pl. hiiniinsiinou'u (means: "horn-shaped"), noohousoo', pl. noohousou'u (means: "it is curved"); niihooyoo' (means: "it is yellow")

 

 

 

BAND  they are banding together: wonoo3oksee3i'

 

 

 

BANDAGE   niise'eic, niise'eicno; I am bandaging it: neniisenowoo; bandage it!: niisenoo; bandage it for him!: niisenowuunin(ee) (means: "wrap it")

 

 

 

BANDANNA  niise'eici, pl. niise'eicino; wo'ein (necklace)

 

 

 

BANDIT  he (she) is a bandit: heece'eicit

 

 

 

BANISH (shun)  he (she) is being banished: kouutecneihtiit

 

 

 

 

 

BANK (financial institution) bei'ci3eyo'oowu' (means: "iron, or money house"); I put my money in the bank: niiciinenowoo nebei'ci3eiwo bei'ci3eyo'oowuu'; (rising ground bordering a body of water) hoxtoono'; I am sitting on the bank: 3ii'okunoo (teesiihi') hoxtoonou'u'

 

 

 

BAPTIZE he (she) is being baptized: beteentouse'eiht; I am baptizing you: beteentouse'ne3en; he (she) is, baptizing him (her):beteentouse'enoot; baptize me!: beteentouse'(e)ni  (means: "sacred washing of hair")

 

 

 

BAR  benoheino'oowu' (place where drinks are served)

 

 

 

BARBECUE  hohtoxkuuhuut

 

 

 

BARBER anim. noun; nii3iiyoheiit, 3iiyoheihii, pl. 3iiyoheihiiho' (also: sheepshearer)

 

 

 

BARBWIRE (BARBED WIRE)  toxu'oxoeyo

 

 

 

BARE  it is bare: beniite'ee'; I am bare: beniite'eihnoo, 3oohceihinoo

 

 

 

BAREFOOT   I am barefoot: beebiiseiiteenoo; don't go barefoot!: ciibehbebiiseihtee

 

 

 

BAREHEADED  he (she) is bareheaded: hoowooxo'to'neet

 

 

 

BARELY  hoowohuuhu'

 

 

 

BARK  (of a tree): hinooox, pl. hinoooxu

 

 

 

BARK the dog is barking (once): he3 wonohbeet, he3 beneebeet, beneebeet he3; [the dog] barks (by nature): niibeebeet; it barks at it (anim. obj.): wonoowoo3eit, wonoowoo3oot;  it barks at me: niiwoowoo3einoo

 

 

 

BARLEY  wo'teen3o'hoeno (means: "black flour")

 

 

 

BARN  woxhooxuno'oowu', woxhooxowo'oowu'  (means: "horse house")

 

 

 

BARRACKS  beniino'oowu'

 

 

 

BARREL  ce'ibes 

 

 

 

BASEBALL  see: BALL

 

 

 

BASIN   hehiisio'hunooo

 

 

 

BASKET  nenii3ooteeni' ce'eiyoo'o (woven container, see: BRAID)

 

 

 

BASKETBALL  see: BALL

 

 

 

 

 

BASKETMAKER  nii3ooteeyeihii

 

 

 

BASTARD   heebii3soo (old word),  bii'ee'eesoo (new word; means: sweetheart child")

 

 

 

BAT (nocturnal flying mammal) anim. noun; wosein3e'neihii, pl. wosein3e'neehiiho', obv. sg. wosein3e'neehio

 

 

 

BATCH  hoowohuutoxei'i

 

 

 

BATH   take a bath!: tousebi

 

 

 

BATHE I am bathing: tonousebinoo,  tousebinoo; I will bathe: heettousebinoo; I am bathing him (her): heehiisowo'; I am bathing in the hot springs: tonousebinoo ni'eci'

 

 

 

BATHOUSE  tousebi'oowu'

 

 

 

BATHROOM  niittousebiitooni' (means: "where one bathes")

 

 

 

BATTER  hiitoceikuu3oo

 

 

 

BATTERY  ceheekuutono

 

 

 

BATTLE  boo3etiit

 

 

 

BAWL   he (she) bawled: nihii'eenoteibit ,  nihnoototeibit ("cried loudly")

 

 

 

BE  that is a shirt: hinee nenee' biixuut (inan. noun); it is a belt: neneenit koyootee (anim. noun); it is his (her) glove: neneenini3 hi3ooxo (obv.); it is not his (her) glove: hoowuneenin hi3oooxo; it is his (her) shirt, dress: neneenini' hibiixuut; there are spoons inside (the house, tepee): heentoo3i' heebiyoono' ciitoowuu'; what kind of bug is it?: hee'ii3 biisee; is it his (her) grandmother?: kooneenin hiniiiwoho', koohiniiiwoho'

 

 

 

BEACH  ses3oow  noobei'i (means: "sand at the edge of the water")

 

 

 

BEAD (a small piece of material pierced for threading) ceeneeteeyoo' , pl. ceeneeteeyou'u (refers to: smaller beads); cee'ibinootii, pl. cee'ibinooti'i (refers to: bigger beads); I  bead: niibiici3einooo; I am beading: beniici3einoo

 

 

 

BEAK (someone's) beak: bei'is, pl. be'i3o, bei'isii;  its (anim. subj.) beak: hi'isi; bird beak: nii'eihii bei'is

 

 

 

BEAN  anim. noun; wooniihihi',  pl. woniihiiho'; I am frying beans: hootceinoo woniihiiho'

 

 

 

 

 

BEAR anim. noun, wox, pl. woxuu, obv. sg. and pl. woxuu; bear (voc.)!: woxuun; bear cub: woxuusoo; black bear: wo'teenox; polar (white) bear: nookox; Little Bear (name): hecesiwox; my pet bear: notonihi' wox

 

 

 

BEAR  it (infant) is born: ceebii'oot, ceensih'it

 

 

 

BEARD  (on the chin) biixoxko'onoo,  biisetnoono

 

 

 

BEAT  I am beating the drum: wooteiho'yeinoo; beat the drum!:, woteiho'yei; he (she) is beating the drum fast: nooxneeyeinooho'yeit heesiineenooho'yeit; he (she) is beating the drum slowly: kooxo'einooho'yeit; I am beating him (her) hard: nonoonoote'eiho';  I am beating him (her): tonooto'owo'; don't beat me (in a game or race)!: ciibehcebe'eihi; don't beat him (her)!: ciibehcebe'eihin; don't beat (strike) me (once)!: ciibehto'owu;  I am beating him (her) repeatedly: toyoutiit tooto'wo'

 

 

 

BEAUTIFUL I am beautiful: beebeeneihinoo; she is beautiful: beebeeneiht

 

 

 

BEAVER  anim. noun; hebes, pl., obv. sg. and pl. hebesii

 

 

 

BECAUSE hookoh, toh-; I like you because you are pretty: heni'ni'eenebe3en toh'u3ehin; I eat because I am hungry: niibii3ihnoo hookoh heesneenoo

 

 

 

BED hooo, pl. hooowo; in bed: hoobe'; fix yourself a bed: niistii hotooo; make up your bed!: noyoohu'; I am already in bed (lying down): woow heniisiisibinoo; I am going to bed: heniisibinoo

 

 

 

BEDBUG  anim. noun; bei'tei, pl. bei'teiwo', obv. sg. bei'teiw

 

 

 

BEDRIDDEN  he (she) is bedridden with illness: ceniixo'wuusineet

 

 

 

BEDTIME nii'iisbiitoni'

 

 

 

BEE anim. noun; koho'ok, koh'ok, kohoho'ok, pl., obv. sg. and pl. kohoh'okuu; the bees sting: kohoh'okuu niikoxkohei3i'

 

 

 

BEEF  wookeciinoseino' (means: "cattle meat");  beefsteak: hocoo

 

 

 

BEER  niiko'etee' (means: "it pops"); ciiteehinec (means: "foamy water")

 

 

 

BEET bee'ice'ee',  pl. bei'ci'ei'i ;  ceeyowciineyooniini   bee'ice'ee'

 

 

 

BEETLE  ce'biisee,  pl. ce'biiseeno'

 

 

 

BEFORE  seeyei'einiihi';  I was here before: heeteenih'entoonoo

 

 

 

BEG   he (she) is begging: hoo3iineet; he (she) begs (habitually): niihiitouut

 

 

 

 

 

BEGGAR  anim. noun; (person who eats in other people's houses) hitouhuu

 

 

 

BEGIN   ceesoo';  he (she) is beginning: neniitowooteet

 

 

 

BEGINNER  he (she) is a beginner: heniixohootowoot

 

 

 

BEHALF  he (she) is acting on my behalf: notoonoteit

 

 

 

BEHAVE I am behaving well, peacefully: neneenii3o'neihnoo; behave well (be quiet)!: neenii3o'neihi

 

 

 

BEHIND hitooxuuhu'; nee'eeteebe' (in back of); I am standing behind (someone): hiitoxeekuunoo; I am walking behind (someone): hiitooxuseenoo; don't leave me behind!: ciibehnooxu; I am behind: nii'ii3ino'oonoo; they are behind: nii'ii3ino'oo3i'

 

 

 

BEIGE ciicnisiiiho'

 

 

 

BEING heniine'tiino'

 

 

 

BELATED  it is belated: konouto'oo'

 

 

 

BELCH  I am belching: benee3iceinoo; I belch (habitually): niibee3iceinoo

 

 

 

BELGIAN (draft horse) pl. biisoo'nehiiho'

 

 

 

BELIEVE I believe you: hii3oowotone3en; I believe him (her): hii3oowotono'; he (she) believes him (her): hii3oowotonoot; do you believe me?: kei3oowoton; don't believe him (her)!: cibeh'i3oowotonin; I don't believe you: heihoowwuu3oowotone3

 

 

 

BELLIGERENT   he (she) is being belligerent: kooko3oehtiit

 

 

 

BELL  nohceineeyoo; sleigh bell, used by Native American dancers: cee'einooni', pl. cee'einooni'i; bell is ringing: nohceinooni'

 

 

 

BELLY (someone's) belly: wonot, pl. wonotono;  my belly: nonot; his (her) belly: hinot; I have a big belly: beneesteh'einoo; I am lying on my belly (face down): honou'eisinenoo; I am cutting his (her) belly open: konoo'e3eino'

 

 

 

BELLYBAND  hooxuuku

 

 

 

BELLY BUTTON  be3in;  my belly button: ne3in; his (her) belly button: hi3in

 

 

 

BELONG  he (she) belongs: niihooneheiht;  this tepee pole belongs to me: neniiheneihinoo nehe' hokoox (anim. subj,.); this box belongs to me (I own this box): neinistoot nuhu' ce'eibes

 

 

 

BELOW  3ooniihi'

 

 

 

BELT  anim. noun: koyootee, koyootoo, pl. koyootooho'; my belt: nokoyootee; his, (her) belt: hikoyooteen; he (she) is wearing a belt: heneixonoot koyootee; toxook (old word)

 

 

 

BENCH  besiin3i'ookuutooo

 

 

 

BEND  it is bent: noohousoo'; I am bending over: noonouwoo3einoo; he (she) is bending over: nonou'oot; the tree is bent: noohouseiht hohoot (anim. subj.); it is bent (anim. subj., e.g., a car): beneeyooneiht; it is bent (inan. subj., e.g., a can): beneeyooneeti'; it is bent: beneeyooneenoo'

 

 

 

BENEFIT  beexowuhtiit

 

 

 

BEQUEATH   I am bequeathing to you: heetcebonouwune3en;  heetnootowune3en

 

 

 

BEREAVED  he (she) is bereaved: hootowou3ecoot

 

 

 

BERRY  biibinoot,  pl. biibinootno

 

 

 

BERSERK  he (she) is berserk (temporarily crazy): noniiteceenoo'oot

 

 

 

BESEECH   he (she) is beseeching him (her): bexoxoo'niiitowoot

 

 

 

BESIDE   nooneeet; sit beside (with) me!: cihniitokuwu

 

 

 

BEST  it is the best: beebeeyoo', teesni'oo'; this is my best horse: nehe' henounneenii3eiht notonihi'

 

 

 

BESTOW  I am bestowing this to you: beneexowbe3en

 

 

 

BET   he (she) is betting: ciineyoot

 

 

 

BETRAY   he (she) is betraying: beihtoot ; don't betray me!: ciibehcibeihiinhi; he (she) is  treacherous: beneihiinit

 

 

 

BETROTHED  she is betrothed: hiniinihoot

 

 

 

BETTER  tonookobee'

 

 

 

BETWEEN   neehii3ei';  I am standing between them (inan. obj.): 3oo3ouyookuunoo; I am standing between them (anim. obj.): 3oo3ouyookuutonouu

 

 

 

BEWARE  he (she) is beware of him (her): hoonoyoohootowoot

 

 

 

BEWITCH  he (she) is bewitched: hiihooko'oet

 

 

 

BEYOND hoote'ei

 

 

 

BIA  (Bureau of Indian Affairs agency) niinooxuwuut

 

 

 

BIAS  hooxu'oo

 

 

 

BIBLE beteen3onohoe (means: "sacred book")

 

 

 

BICEPS bees3oe'

 

 

 

BICYCLE cowo'ooteekoohuut (refers to: "pedals")

 

 

 

BID  niiheenii3ouu3oo3,  nii3ouu3oo

 

 

 

BIG he (she) is big: beneesei3e'; I am big: beneesei3enoo (muscular)  beneeseinoehinoo; I was big: nihbeeseinoehinoo; big man: heebe3iinen; big river: beesniicie; big toe: beesse'; big woman: heebe3iisei; I have a big head: beneese'einoo; I have big ears: beneebeeseteenoo; I have a big ear: beneeseteenoo; I have big eyes: beneebeexookunoo; it (inan. subj.) is big: beneesoo'; how big is it (inan. subj.)?: tou3ei'oo; how big is it (anim. subi.)?: tou3ei3

 

 

 

BIGAMY  she has more than one husband: hiicebeeniiseet; he has more than one wife: neiisii'ooneet

 

 

 

BIG DIPPER  (seven principal stars of the constellation) teebiices'o'

 

 

 

BILE  niihooyoo' (means: "it is yellow");  hiniihiciiniihooyoo' (refers to: bladder bile)

 

 

 

BILL  hiiteteyooo,  hiiteyoono (pl.)

 

 

 

BILLFOLD  niisbei'ci3eiwoo

 

 

 

BILLINGS  (Montana)  woxuuniicie  (means: "bear river")

 

 

 

BILLION  nonouu3oo

 

 

 

BILL OF SALE neciiyoono wo3onhoutowoo

 

 

 

BIND   I am binding it (inan. obj.): beenookutiinoo; I am binding (tying) him: tonouku3o'

 

 

 

BINGE  he (she) is on a binge: nonoonsih'ebit

 

 

 

BINOCULARS nohoo3oono

 

 

 

BIRCH   bee'exooti', pl. bee'exooti'i

 

 

 

BIRD   anim. noun; nii'eihii, obv. sg nii'ehio, pl. nii'ehiiho', obv. pl. nii'ehiiho, voc. nii'ehiin; little bird: nii'ehihi', hecesii'ehihi' (sparrow), hecesii'eihii

 

 

 

BIRTH   she (human) is giving birth: ceesii'oot; she (animal) is giving birth: ceeniiseit

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY cebii'ooniisi'; my birthday: netiisiinib, nih'ii'censinenoo, nih'ii'cebii'oonoo; it is my birthday: nuhu' hiiwoonhehe' (toh'uusiini') netiisiinib; happy birthday: hoonobee' hetiisiineb

 

 

 

BISCUIT  cee'tei,  pl. ceetei'i;  co'coo (refers to: a piece of bread)

 

 

 

BISHOP  neeceeheeninou  (Catholic), neeceebeteenih'oo3oo 

 

 

 

BITCH hoxhisei

 

 

 

BITE  tooyo'oet; I am biting  him (her, it) (anim. obj.): tooyowo'; the dog is biting me: he3 tooyoobeinoo, the dog bit me: he3 nihtoyoobeinoo; the dog is biting him (her): he3ebii (obv.) tooyobeit; the dog bites him (her): he3ebii (obv.) niitoyobeit; he (anim. sub;.) is biting the dog: tooyowoot he3ebii (obv.); I have bitten off a piece of  it (inan. obj.): koo'ootowoo

 

 

 

BITTER it tastes bitter (sour): seniisnookucoo'; it is bitter: niihoo'yoo', nih'oucoo' (see: PEPPER)

 

 

 

BITTER COLD  nookoo3oo'

 

 

 

BITTERROOT wooxucoo' (a Rocky Mountain plant)

 

 

 

BITTERWEED (sneezeweed)  3iiwohoeeno

 

 

 

BLAB  he (she) is blabbing ("tattle-taling"): hoonokotoot

 

 

 

BLACK  I am black: woo'teeneihinoo; he (she) is black: woo'teeneiht; it (inan. obj.) is black: wo'oteeyoo'; it (inan. obj.) is turning black (rapidly): woo'teeninoo'oo', (slowly) woo'teeno'oo'; he (she) is suddenly turning black: woo'teeninoo'oot; he (she) suddenly turned black: nihwo'teeninoo'oot;  it (inan. obj.) was black: nihwo'oteeyoo'; black cow: woo'teenookec; I have a black eye (from bruising): woo'teenookunoo; I have black eyes: wonoowo'teenookunoo; black bear: wo'teenox; black pepper: woo'teennih'oucoo'

 

 

 

BLACKBIRD  anim. noun; nih'eeno', obv. sg., pl., and obv. pl. nih'eenou'u

 

 

 

BLACKEYE  he (she) has a black eye: heeteheekut

 

 

 

BLACKFOOT   woo'teenixteet, woo'teenixtee3i'

 

 

 

BLACK PERSON  anim. noun; wo'(o)teennih'oo3oo

 

 

 

BLADDER  hinis, pl. hinis(i)no

 

 

 

 

 

BLAME  hoo3oowubetiit;  I blame you: hoo3oowube3en; he (she) blames him (her): hoo3oowuwoot;  he (she) blames me: hoo3oowubeinoo; don't blame me!: ciibeh'o3oowuwu

 

 

 

BLAND (taste)  it is bland: noo3oncoo'

 

 

 

BLANKET  hou, pl. houwo; my blanket: notou; blanket (with many different colors in its design): kokteenou

 

 

 

BLASPHEMY (disrespect for what is sacred) konooko3ooyoo3ito'

 

 

 

BLAST  niih'ineete' (gust of wind)

 

 

 

BLAZE  niihi'neene3ee'

 

 

 

BLEACH  it is bleached: nonookoxuusee' (e.g., to whiten something in the sun)

 

 

 

BLEAK  it is bleak  (not encouraging): hoowoo3iinoo3oo

 

 

 

BLEED   it is bleeding: bee'iini';  it is bleeding (profusely): nono'o3ii'oo', ceenii'oo';  I am bleeding: nonoo3iitoonoo; my nose is bleeding: ceneitoneenoo

 

 

 

BLEMISH  wooxu'oot;  he (she) has a blemish: wooxu'eiht

 

 

 

BLEND ceeyownohku' (refers to: a mix of different things)

 

 

 

BLESS I am blessing you: benee3he3en; I will bless you: heetbee3he3en; I am being blessed (by him, her): benee3heinoo; bless me!: cihbee3hi

 

 

 

BLESSING bee3iehtiit

 

 

 

BLIND I am blind: neeniinokunoo; I was blind: nihneniinokunoo; he (she) is nearly blind: hiihoowuni'obee; I am blinded (by the sun): seniisoohowunoo; he (she) is temporarily blinded: howni'ooku'oo

 

 

 

BLINK ceheek; I am blinking (involuntarily shutting and opening my eyes): ceheekunoo

 

 

 

BLISS (complete happiness)  he (she) is in bliss: hii3oo3ei3ecoot

 

 

 

BLISTER konoehceiino'; it is blistered: konooheceiise'; a blister is forming: konooheceii'oo'

 

 

 

BLOAT  he (she) is bloating: niisonteh'ei'oot

 

 

 

BLOCK (of wood) tebexonoo, pl. tebexonoono, ce'ibes, pl. ce'ibexo; square block (of wood) kokoyibes; block (used to support something): no'ohoe

 

 

 

BLOND  he (she) is blond: nonookusoonineet

 

 

 

BLOOD  be'; my blood: nebe'ib; his (her) blood: hibe'ib

 

 

 

BLOOD CLOT hinot, pl. hinotno

 

 

 

BLOODHOUND  anim. noun; se'teene3

 

 

 

BLOODY I am bloody (stained with blood): bee'iininoo;  my hand is bloody: bee'iini' neecet; my foot is bloody: bee'iini' no'oo3

 

 

 

BLOOM   they are blooming: konoo'okuunoo'ou'u

 

 

 

BLOUSE  biixuut, hiseinbiixuut (means: "woman's shirt")

 

 

 

BLOW   ciitoo3ooo; I am blowing at him (her) (ceremonially): ceniitoowo'; I am blowing: cenitoo3einoo; I am blowing it up or at it (inan. obj.): ceniitootowoo, niiciitootowoo; I am blowing my nose: nenii'iibeenoo; I am blowing a whistle: neniitouuwo' nehe' kokiy (anim. obj.); I am blowing (a wind instrument): neniitouu3einoo; the wind is blowing: heeseise'

 

 

 

BLUE  (or green) it (inan. subj.) is blue: ceeneeteeyoo'; he (she) is (painted) blue: ceeneeteeneiht;  sky blue: hono'ceneeteeyoo'; dark blue: biikooceneeteeyoo'; green ("grass blue"): wonooxotiiceneeteeyoo'

 

 

 

BLUEBIRD   anim. noun; ceneeteenii'eihii

 

 

 

BLUE JAY see: BLUEBIRD

 

 

 

BLUE RACER  anim. noun; niixooseiht, pl. niixoosehi3i', obv. sg. niixoosehini3

 

 

 

BLUFF hoxotoono' (see: CLIFF)

 

 

 

BLUNDER (big mistake)  he (she) blundered: co'ouu3nontoot

 

 

 

BLUSH teyeiihiit

 

 

 

BOARD  (flat piece of lumber) se'ibes, pl. se'bexo

 

 

 

BOARD ROOM hoteisseeno'oowu'

 

 

 

BOAST   he (she) is boasting: woowo'oo3etiit

 

 

 

BOAT  3iiw, pl. 3iiwono; my boat: ne3iiw; his (her) boat: hi3iiw; in, on my boat(s): ne3iiwone'; I am in a boat: teneexokunoo 3iiwone'

 

 

 

BOB  it is bobbing: neeneihkuuno'oo' (refers to: bobbing up and down in water))

 

 

 

BOBCAT  anim. noun; to'uu3eebexookee, pl. to'uu3eebexookeeno', to'uu3i'eibexookee, pl. to'uu3i'eibexookeeno'  (refers to: "short nose")

 

 

 

BODY (human) beteneyooo, pl. beteneyoono; my body: neteneyooo; body of water: coo'oowuse'

 

 

 

BOIL  anim. noun, (pussy skin inflammation) beci'oocoo, co'oocoo, pl. beci'oocoono', co'oocoono; his (her) boil: hici'oocoow;  abscess: beniini' hesowo

 

 

 

BOIL  it is boiling (mad or excited): konootee'; it boiled: nihkoote'; I am boiling this water: konoohowoo nuhu' nec; I will boil this water: heetkoohowoo nuhu' nec;  he (she) is boiling mad: 3ooxonineet

 

 

 

BOLD  he (she) is bold (impudent): betiiceheiht ; he (she) is bold (brave) heniihoho'neiht,  hiihoho'neiht

 

 

 

BOLT  (fastener) hootoo'hoe,  pl. hootoo'hoeno

 

 

 

BOLT I am bolting it (the door): ceebi3kuutiinoo (tecenoo), nii'oo'ohowoo

 

 

 

BONE hix, pl. hixono; my bone: netoxoneb; my bones: netixonowo; his (her) bone: hitixoneb; in my bones: netixone', netixonebe'

 

 

 

BONE NECKLACE  hixono'ein,  beii'3ooxuu

 

 

 

BONY  (skinny) I am bony: wooxooneehinoo

 

 

 

BOOGEYMAN anim. noun;  biibeet, pl. biibee3i'

 

 

 

BOOK  wo3onohoee, pl. wo3onohoeno

 

 

 

BOOKKEEPER anim. noun; wo3onoheihi; head bookkeeper: neeceewo3onoheihii

 

 

 

BOOST niicenoo

 

 

 

BOOT   heyoo'ooyoono'oh, pl. heyoo'ooyoono'ohno;  cowboy boots: touhoono'oh, pl. touhoono'ohno

 

 

 

BORDER   heenei'ooxisee';  border (of clothing): cei'yoonohuutono

 

 

 

BORE  I am boring a hole: toonci3einoo

 

 

 

BORING   he (she) is bored: ciisbinoo'oot;  I am bored (habitually): niiciisbinoo'oonoo

 

 

 

 

 

BORROW   I am borrowing it (anim. or inan. obj.): hootooneenoo; I borrowed it: nih'otooneenoo; I am borrowing it from him (her) hootoonowo'; I am borrowing it from you: hootoonobe3en; you are borrowing it from me: hootoonowun; he (she) is borrowing a horse from him (her): hootoonowoot hitonih'in;  I will borrow it from you (for a short time): heetneecootoonoobe3en

 

 

 

BOSS  neecee; my boss: neneeceeb; I am your (sg.) boss: neneeceewoone3en

 

 

 

BOSSY   he (she) is bossy (generally): niineeceekobeet

 

 

 

BOTH  niiso'uuhu'; both of us: hehniisino', niiso'uuhu' neneenino'; use both hands: tonounoo hiitooniihi' heecetno

 

 

 

BOTHER he (she) is bothering me: cenou'uheinoo; he (she) is always bothering me: niiteco'oncou'uheinoo;  don't bother me!: ciibehcou'uhu;  don't bother him (her)!: ciibehcou'uhun; don't bother it!: ciibehcou'utii

 

 

 

BOTHERSOME  it is bothersome: niiciinio'xuu3einoo

 

 

 

BOTTLE cenihcoo', pl. cenihcou'u  (means: "it is clear"); there is water in the bottle: cee'eise' nec cenihcoone'

 

 

 

BOTTOM  (under water) 3ooye3ceihi'

 

 

 

BOULDER heebetoho'oonookee (means: "large rock")

 

 

 

BOUNCE it (anim. subj.) has bounced (e.g., a ball): nooh'uhcehisi'; it has bounced, (inan. subj.): nooh'uhcehise'; I am bouncing it (inan. obj.): nonoonoh'uhcehisetiinoo; I am bouncing it (anim. obj.): nonoonoh'uhcehiswo'

 

 

 

BOW  (for shooting arrows) beete', pl. beeteii; my bow: nebeete'

 

 

 

BOW (as a tied ribbon to wear)  co'o'ein

 

 

 

BOWL cee'eino'o

 

 

 

BOWLEGGED I am bowlegged: toonoohkeenoo

 

 

 

BOX  ce'eiibes, pl. ce'eibexo

 

 

 

BOXING  teetebe'eiitiit, heene'te'eiitiit boo3etiit

 

 

 

BOX SPRING xoncino'oniiniihooo

 

 

 

BOY anim. noun; (teenager) honoh'oe; little boy: honoh'ehihi', pl. honoh'ehih'o', obv. sg. honoh'ehiho'

 

 

 

BOYFRIEND  hebii'oo'oon

 

 

 

 

 

BRACELET wooxon, pl. wooxono; your bracelet: howooxon

 

 

 

BRAID (a length of braided hair) nii3ootee'ee, pl. nii3ootee'eeno; I am braiding my hair: nenii3ootee'einoo;  I am braiding it (inan. obj.): nenii3ooteenowoo

 

 

 

BRAIN beteec, pl. beteec(i)no, beteeko, beteecii; my brain: neteec; his (her) brain: hiteec

 

 

 

BRAKE (a device for arresting motion) sonoyo'ohtoo'ohoee

 

 

 

BRANCH hitei, pl. (hi)teino; on a branch: hiteine'; it (anim. subj.) has (many) branches: ceetounit

 

 

 

BRAND  (on cattle) wo3onoxo'oee

 

 

 

BRAT  hohookee tei'yoonehe' (means: "crazy little child")

 

 

 

BRAVE  he (she) is brave: heniihoho'neiht,  hiihoho'neiht

 

 

 

BRAWL niinihi'neyoootiit

 

 

 

BREAD  co'coo; piece of bread: co'oc; fried bread: cebteenocoo (means: "grease bread:"); Dutch-oven bread: hii'oo3iinoonocoo;  commercial bread: nih'oo3ouco'coo ("white man's bread"); Indian-made (flat) bread: nono'einoc; hard bread: be3o'oc; did you eat the bread?: koohehbii3, keihbii3 co'coo;

 

 

 

BREADPAN  cebi3nooo

 

 

 

BREAK  it is beaking: teebino'oo';  I am breaking a stick: teebenowoo bes; I have broken it  (inan. obj.): teebkuutiinoo; I have broken it (anim. obj.): teebku3o'; I have broken my leg: teebisetiinoo no'oo3; the cup has just broken: touyoo3oo'use'; the pencil has just broken: teebinoo'oot wo3onohooe (anim. subj.); it broke (inan., subj.): nihtebinoo'oo'; the dam is breaking: hokouuyoo 3ooxunoo'oo'; my car (or any other  vehicle) has broken down: 3oowounoo'oo3einoo; broken (arrow): toowoti' (ho3 )

 

 

 

BREAK  take a break!: neeciintoo

 

 

 

BREAKABLE   it is breakable: niiceeseitebinoo'oo', niiciinowuutebino'oo'

 

 

 

BREAKFAST nohkuseic bii3hiit  (means: "morning food")

 

 

 

BREAST  be3en ;  pl. be3eno; my breasts: ne3eno; she has large breasts: beneebees3eneet

 

 

 

BREATH hoowo3oow; my breath: notoowo3oow; your breath is bad: wooxuboetinen; he (she) has bad breath: wooxuboeti'

 

 

 

 

 

BREATHE I am breathing: honoowo3owunoo

 

 

 

BREECHCLOUT wonout, pl. wonoutono; his breechclout: hinout; he is wearing a breechclout: hiinoutonit

 

 

 

BREED (of  horses) niiihooxobeet

 

 

 

BREEZE  teneiisee';  kooxo'toesee'

 

 

 

BREW  (coffee) koonoohuu' woo'teenoowu'

 

 

 

BRIBE hiibinee hookuu'eebiit

 

 

 

BRIDE  wonooniiisit  (means: "new wife")

 

 

 

BRIDEGROOM wonooniiiniinit   (means: "new husband")

 

 

 

BRIDGE   hooxuu3iiw, pl. hooxuu3iiwono

 

 

 

BRIDLE ciitohkokneeyoo

 

 

 

BRIEF (short period of time) neeseciihi'

 

 

 

BRIER  toxu'biixo (pl.); toxu'biis (sg.)

 

 

 

BRIGHT it (inan. subj.) is bright: nooh'oe'; it (inan. subj.) is very bright: teesnoh'oee'; it (inan; subj.) is bright (brightly colored): teesoo'; they are bright: teesou'u;  it is burning brightly: noo'ohutee'

 

 

 

BRING  bring!: ceixoto;  bring me the stick!: ceixotoni hinee bes; bring it over!: ceixotii; I am bringing him (her, it) (anim. obj.) in: ceniiteno'

 

 

 

BROAD   it (inan. subj.) is broad: ciixoyoo',  too'obee'

 

 

 

BROADCAST  beneesheenetiino'

 

 

 

BROADEN  ciixooyehii'

 

 

 

BROKE   I am broke: teebeihinoo, teebinoo'oonoo

 

 

 

BROOCH   hoyeiibi3ooo

 

 

 

BROOM   wotio'hoe, pl. wotio'hoeno

 

 

 

BROTH   hokok (soup)

 

 

 

 

 

BROTHER  anim. noun; my elder brother: neeseh'e; his (her) elder brother: hisoh'o (obv.); voc. neisoh'oo; my brother: notonoh'oeheb (man speaking), netesei (woman speaking); my younger brother (to a male speaker): neehebehe'

 

 

 

BROTHER-IN-LAW   anim. noun; my brother-in-law (man speaking): neyoo,  pl.   neyoono'; voc. yoo; his brother-in-law: hiyoon (obv.); my brother-in-law (woman speaking): nei3ebi; nei3oboo (vocative, female speaker)

 

 

 

BROW co'ou'oo

 

 

 

BROWN  he (she) is brown: niisih'eiht, it (inan. subj.) is brown: niisih'oo'; my hair is brown: nei3e'ee niisih'oo'; it has turned brown (buckskin): niisih'oxohu'; it has turned brown: neniisih'inoo'oo'; he (she) has light brown hair: niihoo'eit

 

 

 

BRUISE  heeteh'ee', heeteheet; it (inan. subj.) is bruised: heetehinoo'oo'

 

 

 

BRUSH 3o'ote'eihoo; kooxooneeyoo (refers to: horse brush)

 

 

 

BRUSH I am brushing (washing) my teeth: heehiisetiinoo neicito; brush your teeth!: hehiisetii  heicito

 

 

 

BRUSHFIRE  kootee'

 

 

 

BRUTAL  he (she) is brutal: nonooxooteiht

 

 

 

BRUTALITY   nonooxooteheiit

 

 

 

BUBBLE  it is bubbling (it is boiling): konoote'

 

 

 

BUCK (male deer or antelope) neeceesebi

 

 

 

BUCKBOARD se'eibesiinotii

 

 

 

BUCKET   nookhoeenooo; galvanized bucket: niice'nooo (gray)

 

 

 

BUCKSKIN   biixot, pl.  biixotii

 

 

 

BUFFALO   anim. noun; buffalo bull: heneecee, pl. heneeceeno', obv. sg. heneeceen; herd of buffalo: hii3einoon; buffalo chips: biihi3ii; young buffalo cow: nonooni, pl. ninoonihiiho'; buffalo hide: heecen, heneeceenotoyeic;  buffalo calf: nihoonou'u, pl. nihoonou'oho'; buffalo robe: biixou, hii3einoonou, pl. hii3einoonouwo

 

 

 

BUFFALO (area in Wyoming)  hoheisiiniicie (means: "crazy woman creek")

 

 

 

BUFFALO BERRY hooxeehib, pl. hooxeehib(i)no

 

 

 

BUFFALO LODGE (women's  ceremony) benouhtoowu'

 

 

 

BUG anim. noun; biisee, pl. biiseeno', obv. sg. biiseen

 

 

 

BUGGY hecooxootii, pl. hecooxootiiwo [hecoxotii][small wheel]

 

 

 

BUGLE beniiiniitou3oo [soldier'swhistle]

 

 

 

BUILD I am building a house: hoo'oobeihnoo, [hoo'oobei'inoo] neeniistiinoo ho'oowu'; my father built it: neisonoo nihniistiit;  I am building a sweat lodge: niinii3oeenowoo ciibeet; I am building a fire: woottoneenoo [wootoneenoo]

 

 

 

BULLBERRY hooxeehib, pl. hooxeehibino[']

 

 

 

BULLDOG anim. noun; cei'i'eine3, pl., obv. sg. and pl. cei' i'eine3ebii

 

 

 

BULLET kokiyono3, pl. kokiyono3ii  (means: "gun[whistle] arrows")

 

 

 

BUM he (she) is a bum: beniito'o[o]teiht

 

 

 

BUMBLEBEE anim. noun; heebe3kohoh'ok,  heebe3koh'ok (means: "big bee")

 

 

 

BUMP cee'3eisneet [ce'-]; I am bumping against him (her): cee'e3eisinenoono'

 

 

 

BUMPY  (ground) teniitiiyo'bee'

 

 

 

BUNDLE  cee'eekuhu' [tied up]

 

 

 

BURDEN   he (she) has a burden( heavy load or responsibility): hiiheeyeinooxut

 

 

 

BURGLAR  heebi3cii[3]teihii, heebii3cii3eenebiiteihii [secretly enter]

 

 

 

BURIAL noohoonxoehtiit

 

 

 

BURN (on one's skin) hotoh'ouut

 

 

 

BURN it (inan. subj.) is burning: nonootee', koohooxoe'; I have burned it  (inan. obj.) up: beneetoxoh'owoo;  it is burning brightly: noo'ohutee'

 

 

 

BURR woniseineehiis, pl. woniseineehiisii

 

 

 

BURRO nookxoteihii, pl. nookxoteehiiho'

 

 

 

BURST (scatter all over)  niih'eiko'itee'

 

 

 

BURY  we are burying it: kootoeyohoeni'; it is buried: kootoeyohou'

 

 

 

BUS neyei3einotii

 

 

 

 

 

BUSH  (it is a bush, it is bushy) coo'oo'ee'; in the bush: heetcoo'oo'ee'

 

 

 

BUSY I am busy: neneetonouhunoo; I will be busy: heetneetonouhunoo

 

 

 

BUT  'oh nihii,  'oh,  'oh beebeet

 

 

 

BUTCHER   nehe'eihii (refers to: "slaughterer");  ceniiheihii  (refers to: "meat cutter")

 

 

 

BUTTE  coo'oteyoo'

 

 

 

BUTTER  niihooncebitee  (means: "yellow grease")

 

 

 

BUTTERFLY  anim. noun; nih'ooteibeihii,  pl. nih'ooteibeehiiho'

 

 

 

BUTTOCK  besoo, pl. besoono

 

 

 

BUTTON  hoxkuhuut, pl. hoxkuhoutono; button up!: hoxkuhu

 

 

 

BUY  I am buying it (inan. obj.): hootoonootowoo; I am buying: hootooneenoo; I am buying it (anim. obj.): hootoonoo3o'

 

 

 

BUYER anim. noun; hotooneihii

 

 

 

BY-STANDER heesooko'ouhu