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FACE betooxebio', hooxebio'; my face: netooxebio', notooxebio'; his (her) face: hitooxebio'; I am covering my face (and head): nenii'eininoo; I am uncovering my face: konooni'eininoo;  I have a short face: too'uu3ii'einoo; I have an ugly face: wootoxoowu'einoo;  I am face to face with a grizzly: neneeneiito'ono' nonookuneseet; we are staring in each other's face: neneeyeite'eekuuno'; I am lying face up: honoo3i3insinenoo

 

 

 

FACE  I am facing him (her): yenii3e'eekuunoono'; it is facing (in some direction): hee3e'eeku'; he (she) is lying and facing (in some direction): hee3e'eisi'

 

 

 

FADE  it has faded, it is faded: nonooketee', nonookotee'; my shoes are completely faded: nowo'ohno henee3neenookotei'i;  it has faded (turned white) by being in water: nonooko3oowookoonee'

 

 

 

FAIL he (she) failed to come: beebiis nih'etno'useet; he (she) is failing (in health, getting thin): wooxoonoo'oot; he (she) is failing (in school): heneeneitooxunoo'oot

 

 

 

FAINT  I faint (I have fainting spells): niiwowouno'oonoo;  he (she) has fainted: nihnenou'noo'oot, neecinoo'oot; don't faint!: ciibehwoowounoo'oo

 

 

 

FAIR  it is fair (weather): nii'iisoooti'; he (she) is fair: xonouubeiht (impartial), (hi)hoownehtoneih (does not cheat)

 

 

 

FAITHFUL he is faithful to his wife: nookoneeneenowoot hiniin; he (she) is faithful (member of a church): nookonoonbeteenitoot

 

 

 

FALCON  anim. noun; heeyei  (see: HAWK)

 

 

 

FALL (autumn) ceenkoo' (means: "leaves falling"), tooyouni'; fall is arriving: tooyouno'oo'; when it is fall: toyouni'ehk

 

 

 

FALL  I am falling (down): ceensinenoo; you are falling: ceensinen; he (she) is falling: ceenisi'; they are falling: ceensi'i; it (inan. subj.) is falling: ceenise'; they (inan. subj.) are falling: ceensei'i; I fell: nihcensinenoo; don't fall!: ciibehcensii; I am falling again: cee'censinenoo;   I am falling down (from a standing position): hooninoo'oonoo; I am falling (by tripping): too'sinenoo; the leaves are falling: ceenkoo'; snow is falling: beneeci'

 

 

 

FALSE  he (she) is telling something false: ceeyootowoo3iteet; this story is false: ceeyotobee' nuhu'oo3itoo; false teeth: ceyotowbeicito (pl.), ceyotowwuunihbeicito

 

 

 

FAMINE   heesnootiini'

 

 

 

FANCY  it is fancy (inan. subj.): honoosoo'

 

 

 

FAR  beebei'on, ciisiihi'; I am far away: ceniixokunoo; I was far away: nihciixokunoo; it (inan. subj.) is far away: ceniixootee';  how far is it?: tohuucixootee

 

 

 

FAREWELL   farewell!: heetihniini'cowo'oon (sg.), heetihniini'cowo'oonee  (pl .)

 

 

 

FARM he (shoe) is farming: ceeniinouut;  he (she) farms (is a farmer): niiciinouut

 

 

 

FARMER  anim. noun; ciinouhuu, pl. ciinouhuuho'

 

 

 

 

 

FART  I am farting: ceneet(i)noo; don't fart!: ciibehceeti

 

 

 

FAST I am fast: heeso'oonoo; I  have fast reflexes: heesiinooteihinoo; we heard that he (she) is a fast runner: nihniitobeeno'  toh'eso'oohok;  I am walking fast: niih'ineeseenoo; I am flying fast: niih'ineenihtohunoo; I am swimming fast: nih'ineenouwunoo; I am eating fast: noohohoobii3hnoo; he (she) is the fastest of them: neneenit ceebe'eineso'oot; fast horse: heso'oonoox; fast car (wagon): heso'oonotii; he (she) is the fastest: noneenit ceebe'eineeso'oot; faster!: cebe'eineesiikoohu

 

 

 

FAST   I am fasting: nookooyeinoo (same as: THIRSTY); (practice of) fasting: nokooyoot; place or lodge where one fasts: nokooyoowu'; fast!: nokooyei; he (she) is said to have fasted for four days: yeiniiis hee'ihnokooyei

 

 

 

FASTEN I am fastening it: nooto'ohowoo; fasten it (zip it up)!: hoxkuhu

 

 

 

FAT  niinen, kooxceeyoti' (in meat)

 

 

 

FAT  I am fat: kooxceiinoo, heniisooowunoo, kooho'oowunoo; I am very fat: teeskoxceinoo; my wife is fat: kooxceiit netesih'e; I see a fat buffalo bull: nonoohowo' kooxceiit  heneecee;  he (sheds) fat because he (she) eats too much: kooxce'iit  tiihoowuhnooototeeet;  fat person, fat animal: kooxceiit

 

 

 

FATHER  anim. noun; my father: neisonoo; voc. neixoo; his (her) father: hiniisonoon (obv.); I am your father: neneeninoo heisonoo; you are my father: neneenin neisonoo; he is my father: noneenit neisonoo; that is his (her) father: hinee neneenini3 hiniisonoon; where is your father?: teeteehehk heisonoo, toot heisonoo; is your father at home?: kooheisonoo hentoo hito'oowuu;  Our Father (refers to:   creator addressed in prayer): heisonoonin

 

 

 

FATHER-IN-LAW  anim. noun; my father-in-law: nesi3e

 

 

 

FATIGUE I am fatigued: neneetoubeihinoo, neneeteihinoo; I am fatigued from walking: neneetikotinoo, neneetikoohunoo

 

 

 

FATSO  anim. noun; kooxceiit

 

 

 

FAVOR he (she) asked me a favor: nih'o3i'eebeinoo; I am asking him (her) a favor: hoo3i'eewo'; will you do me a favor?: keetcoo3i'eebe3, kooheetcoo3i'eebe3

 

 

 

FAVORITE this is my favorite horse: nehe' neneenit notonihi' niiciikoxtonounooo

 

 

 

FEAR  I fear him (her): heniixo', (always) niixo'; he (she) fears his (her) father: heniixoot hiniisonoon; I fear mountain lions: niixouu bexookeeno'; don't fear me!: ciibehcih'iisi

 

 

 

 

 

FEATHER   anim. noun; biii, pl. biino' obv. sg. biiin; black feather: wo'teenbiii; white feather: nookbiii; eagle feather: nii'eihii hinookuuno (obv.); I have feathers on my head: hiinookuuninoo

 

 

 

FEEBLE  I am feeble (not strong): neihoowtei'eih; he (she) is feeble: howtei'ih, heetebinouhuunit (poor)

 

 

 

FEED she is feeding her child: hooxowoot hiniiisoon; he (she) feeds them: nooxowoot;  he (she) is feeding me: nooxobeinoo; they came to feed me: nihno'ooxowu3i'

 

 

 

FEEL I feel something: beniisi3einoo; I feel him (her) (because I am blind): beniisiho'; I feel it: beniistiinoo; I feel bad: wooxouubeihinoo; I am feeling around for something (hurriedly): nonoonotikuu3einoo; I don't feel well (mentally): neihoowuni'i3ecoo; don't feel bad!: ciibehciini'i3ecoo

 

 

 

FEMALE  (human) hisei (anim. noun; woman); female animal: hoxehisei

 

 

 

FENCE  nii3oxoeyoo, pl. nii3oxoeeyono; I am building a fence: nenii3oxoeyeinoo

 

 

 

FENCE POST  3i'ookuu3oo

 

 

 

FEVER I have fever: heesxuhu'inoo; I had fever: nih'esxuhu'inoo

 

 

 

FEW  few plums: beenhehe' beesibino; right now there are few people here: hiiwoonhehe' howoo3eeno' hineniteeno'  hiit

 

 

 

FIELD  hee3ei'oxoeeni'

 

 

 

FIFTEEN yoo3oniini', beteetox yoo3oniini' (older form); there are fifteen cows: yonoo3niini3i' wookecii

 

 

 

FIFTH  the fifth cow: yonoo3oyo'owoot wookec; the fifth arrow: yonoo3oyo'owoo' ho3

 

 

 

FIFTY  yoo3oyoo'

 

 

 

FIGHT I am fighting: bonoo'einoo; I fight (now and then): niiboo'einoo; don't fight me!: ciibehcihbooxu

 

 

 

FILE  (for nails, metal) honoo'ohu', pl. hono'ohu'u; (filing cabinet) 3eiyoo, pl. 3eiyoono; they are walking in single file: neniiteisee3i'; they are riding in single file: neniiteiniikohei3i'; they are (arranged) in single file: neniitei'oo3i'

 

 

 

FILE  I am filing papers: niibebiis3einowoo nuhu' wo3onohoeno

 

 

 

 

 

FILL I am filling it (inan. obj.): heniixoxonotiinoo; I am filling it (anim. obj.): heniixoxo'noho'

 

 

 

FILM  ce'iskuu3oo, pl. ce'iskuu3oono (film projector, film, etc.)

 

 

 

FILTHY I am filthy: wootoxoobeihinoo, nonootoxeihinoo; it is filthy: wootoxoobee'; my house is filthy: noto'oowu' wootoxoobee'; I am using filthy language: wonoowoseinoo; don't talk filthy!: ciibehwoowosei; don't you ever talk filthy!: ciibeh3o'woowosei, ciibeh'iiwoowose'i

 

 

 

FINANCE OFFICER   ce'eiyeihii

 

 

 

FIND I have found him (her): benii'iiho'; I have found it (anim. obj.): benii'ino'; I have found it (inan. obj.): benii'inowoo; I will find him (her): heetbii'iiho'

 

 

 

FINE that's fine: nii'iini, nee'eesoo'; I am fine, it's fine with me: nii'iini neneeninoo

 

 

 

FINGER hi3ee3oo, pl. hi3ee3oono, wohou3ee3oono; little finger: heces3ee3oo; my little finger: neteces3ee3oo, neces3ee3oo

 

 

 

FINGERNAIL anim. noun; wo'ox, pl. wo'oxuu; his (her) fingernail: hi'ox, hi'oxuu (obv.)

 

 

 

FINISH  I am finishing it: benee3tiinoo; I have finished it: heniistiinoo; I will finish the story tomorrow: nooku'ehk heetbeetoo3iteenoo

 

 

 

FINISH he (she) is putting a fine finish on the surface of something: noohokoskutiit, noho'koskutiit

 

 

 

FIRE sitee, pl. siteeno; in the fire: heetohkohooxoe'; I am starting a fire: cee33e3eeyeinoo; start the fire!: ce33e3eeyei; a well-burning fire: koohooxee';  I am putting out a fire: nootoneenowoo, (with water) honootookoonotiinoo; (by beating) nootonooheinoo; put out the fire!: hootoneenoo; don't put out the fire!: ciibeh'ootoneenoo; the fire is burning out: honootonoo'oo'; a person who maintains a ceremonial fire: wottoneihii

 

 

 

FIRE   he (she) is fired  (done away with): konoutoneiht

 

 

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER hootonookoono3oo

 

 

 

FIREFLY  anim. noun; noh'oeeseihihi', pl. noh'oeeseihih'o'

 

 

 

FIREMAN  anim. noun; hootonookoono3eihiii, pl. hootonookoono3eihiiho'

 

 

 

FIREWOOD  bexo

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST  he (she) is the first: neniitowo'oot; it is the first: neniitowootee'; first of all....: neniitowun; he (she) is the one walking first in line: neniitobeeet

 

 

 

FISH  anim.noun; nowo', pl. nowou'u,  neb (old word); big fish: heebe3nowo'; little fish: hecesnowo', cihi'nowo' (minnow); the fish are spawning: nowou'u ceeniisei3i'; fish eggs: nowouunoono

 

 

 

FISH  I am fishing: nooyeinoo; I will fish: heetnoyeinoo; I fish (as a hobby): niinoonoyeinoo

 

 

 

FISHER(MAN)  anim. noun; noyeihii, pl. noyeihiiho'

 

 

 

FISHHOOK  noyoot

 

 

 

FISHING GEAR  noyootno; my fishing gear: nonoyootno

 

 

 

FISHING POLE  noyoot, pl. noyootno

 

 

 

FIST  I am clenching my hand into a fist: coo'ohoenoo; he (she) made a fist of his (her) hand: nihco'ohoeet

 

 

 

FIT  I am fit: nii'einoehinoo, tenei'einoehinoo

 

 

 

FIT   they fit each other (they are well matched): teneeko'oneti3i'; he, it (anim. subj.,  e.g., a horse) fits you: teneeko'onein; it (inan. subj.) fits me (I fit it): teneeko'owoo

 

 

 

FITS  he (she) is having fits: beneebeinoo'oot (also of a car that is about to break down); he (she) is experiencing (fainting) fits: woowounoo'oot

 

 

 

FIVE yoo3on; there are five cows: yonoo3oni3i' wookeci; five arrows: yonoo3onei'i ho3ii; it is five o'clock: yonoo3one' noo'xoo'

 

 

 

FIX I am fixing it: beebiistiinoo; I am fixing my watch: beebiisiho' nete'eyoo; fix it!: (cih)bebiistii; come and fix it: cihwonbebiistii

 

 

 

FLAG niiwohoe, pl. niiwohoeeno; the flag is up: honoute' niiwohoe the flag is waving: niiwohoe nooh'oobeese'

 

 

 

FLAME  it is flaming high: coo'oute3ee'

 

 

 

FLAP  tepee flap: wonotono', pl. wonotonou'u (ear)

 

 

 

FLASHLIGHT noh'oeseikuu3oo, pl. noh'oeseikuu3oono

 

 

 

FLAT it is flat: see'ee', pl. see'ei'i; the ground is flat: soo'o'bee'; I am flat-chested: sei'siceinoo

 

 

 

 

 

FLATHEAD  anim. noun; kookee'eit, pl. kookee'ei3i'

 

 

 

FLATIRON  be3e'xoh'oe, pl. be3e'xoh'oeno

 

 

 

FLAT PIPE  anim. noun; se'iicooo

 

 

 

FLATTEN  I am flattening it: see'enowoo

 

 

 

FLEA  anim. noun; betei, pl. beteiwo', obv. sg. beteiw; my flea: netei

 

 

 

FLEE  I am fleeing: took(o)hunoo; he (she) is fleeing: tookoh(u)t, (in fright) nonooteseiit; when he (she) saw me, he (she) fled: tihnoohobeinoo nihtokoh(u)t; don't flee!: ciibehtokohu

 

 

 

FLESH  3ebex (flesh next to the hide)

 

 

 

FLINT  woosoo3 (also: arrowhead), ceheeseinoh'onookee

 

 

 

FLOAT it floats (by): coowou'oo', niinou'oo'; I am floating (in a boat): coowou'oonoo

 

 

 

FLOOD noo'unoo'oo' (rising waters); it is flooded: neeneetoowu'; it is flooding over: nonoonoo'oowu'oo'

 

 

 

FLOOR  see'3iixohu'

 

 

 

FLOUR  3o'ohoe(e)no, 3o'ohoeno

 

 

 

FLOW   it is flowing (water): coowoowo'oo' (nec); it (water) is flowing (running) through: nec ceebinoo'oo'

 

 

 

FLOWER  cee'ese'einoo', pl. cee'ese'einou'u;  I am picking a flower: koo'unowoo cee'ese'einoo';  flowers are growing here: cee'ese'einou'u nenii'ou'uhiit

 

 

 

FLUTE niitou3oo, pl. niitou3oono (also means: "whistle"); I am playing (a flute or another wind instrument): neniibeikuu3einoo, neniibei'eikuu3einoo

 

 

 

FLY  (insect) anim. noun; noubee, pl. noubeeno., obv. sg. noubeen

 

 

 

FLY I am flying (by): ceebih'ohunoo, (around) heniinih'ohunoo; I fly (regularly): niicebih'ohunoo; fly away!: cessih'ohu; I am flying up: henihcih'ohunoo; I am flying down: ceneenih'ohunoo; I am flying high: coo'ou3ih'ohunoo

 

 

 

FOAM  ciitee

 

 

 

FOG  be'enoo  (same as: TURTLE)

 

 

 

FOGGY  it is foggy: bee'enouni'

 

 

 

FOLD I am folding it: neniisiitoonowoo; it is folded: neniisiitoni'; it is lying folded: neniisiitose';  fold your bedding: noono'enoo hotouwo; I am folding my bedding: nonoono'enowoo notouwo; I am folding it in half: tonouseenowoo; fold it again and again!: tootouseenoo

 

 

 

FOLLOW  I am following him (her): too3iho'; I am following (tracking) him (her): noowuho'; he (she) is following me (is behind me): too3iheinoo; I am following it: 3onookutiinoo; I follow last: 3onooko'oonoo

 

 

 

FOLLOWER  anim. noun; 3ooku3eihii, pl. 3ooku3eihiiho'; followers of a religion: hiito3io'no'

 

 

 

FOOD bii3lb, pl. bii3iwo; my food: nebii3(i)wo; animal food: hibii3iininoo (their food); he (she) is giving me food: hooxobeinoo

 

 

 

FOOD POISONING  nohkuu3ono3oo

 

 

 

FOOL I have fooled you: heniisehtonihe3en; I am fooling him (her) (by talking): nenehtoniwo'; don't fool me!: ciibehcihnehtonibi

 

 

 

FOOL (foolish person) hoohookee, pl. hoohookeeno'; hoheis, pl. hoheisii

 

 

 

FOOLISH  he (she) is foolish: hooheisiinit, hoohookeenit; I do foolish things: noonoheisiitoonoo

 

 

 

FOOT (also means: LEG) wo'oo3, pl. wo'ooto; my foot: no'oo3; his (her) foot: hi'oo3, I have big feet: beneeseihteenoo;  I have small feet: heeceseihteenoo

 

 

 

FOOTPRINT he (she) has made footprints: nonooxeihit; he (she) left footprints: nihwonootooxeihit

 

 

 

FORCE I am forcing him (her) (to do something) niihi'neetono'; I am forcing him (her) to eat: heneenesih'iibii3ihiino'; don't  force me!: ciibehcihnihi'ineetoni

 

 

 

FOREFINGER  3iihoho, pl. 3iihoono

 

 

 

FOREHEAD co'ou'oo , pl. co'ou'oono;  my forehead: noco'ou'oo; in the middle of my forehead: noso'ou'oone'

 

 

 

FOREHEAD BAND co'ouu'eiiteen  (refers to:   early Northern Arapaho band)

 

 

 

FOREST  neeyeici';  in the forest: neeyeicii'

 

 

 

FOREVER  3ebteco'oniihi', 3ebcii3o'bee3iihi'; I will love him (her) forever: neetniihow3o'cinbixoo3oo

 

 

 

 

 

FORGET I forget (I am forgetful): niinoononih'inoo; I have forgotten: noonih'inoo; he (she) forgot: nihnonih'it; I am forgetting you, I have forgotten you: noonih'ii3itone3en; I have forgotten it: noonih'ii3itowoo; don't forget it!: ciibehnonih'i; don't forget me!: ciibehnonih'ii3itoni

 

 

 

FORGIVE   I am forgiving it: heetceibenowoo ceniinii'oo' (means: "setting it aside")

 

 

 

FORK two-pronged (e.g., in a tree): neniisouni'; three-pronged (pitchfork): neneesouni'; fork (to eat with): yeneeyouni'; fork (to pierce with), koktoo'ohwoot; fork  (confluence of streams): heetwoohoninoo'oo'

 

 

 

FORKS  (where the rivers meet) noono'wuu', heetnoono'wuu' (early Arapaho camp)

 

 

 

FORT  beniino'oowu' (means: "soldier house")

 

 

 

FORT FETTERMAN  ciiko'ooto'oowu'  (means: "stingy building")

 

 

 

FORT ROBINSON (Nebraska)  nooko'oowu' (means: "white building")

 

 

 

FORT WASHAKIE   ce'eyeino'oowu'

 

 

 

FORTY  yeiyoo'

 

 

 

FORWARD  he (she) is moving forward: niiceiwo'wuuseet

 

 

 

FOULMOUTHED  person who is foulmouthed: wooxeti'

 

 

 

FOUND-IN-GRASS  title of a traditional tale and the name of the main character in it: bii'oxiyoo

 

 

 

FOUR   yein; there are four cows: yeneini3i' wookecii; there are four arrows: yeneine'ii  ho3ii; it is four o'clock: yeneine' noo'xoo';  four days: yeiniiis

 

 

 

FOUR HILLS OF LIFE  yeneini3i' 3o3outei'i

 

 

 

FOURTEEN   yeiniini', beteetox yeiniini' (older form)

 

 

 

FOURTH   the fourth cow: yeneini'owoot wookec; the fourth arrow: yeneini'owoo' ho3

 

 

 

FOUR-WHEELED VEHICLE niibeistei'nii'ihit

 

 

 

FOX  nouu (sg. and pl.), beexou

 

 

 

FRAIL  I am frail (not strong): neihoowtei'ei; he (she) is  frail: hoowtei'ei (not strong); it is frail (not strong) (inan. subj.): howtei'oo

 

 

 

 

 

FRANKFURTER (pl.) 3ooxuh'o

 

 

 

FRAY it is frayed (anim. subj., e.g., rope): cenee'ooceiht; it is frayed: cenee'ee'; my shirt is frayed: cenee'oti' nebiixuut

 

 

 

FREEZE it is freezing: nii'o3inoo'oo'; the water is frozen: nii'ote' nec; they freeze food: niini'o3isetii3i' bii3iwo; he (she) has frozen to death: neneeto3i'; my car has frozen (will not start): neneeto3i' nototii

 

 

 

FREIGHT TRAIN cebno3enotii (also: truck)

 

 

 

FRESH  fresh (new) apple: wonooyoo' bee'ice'ee  (see: NEW)

 

 

 

FRIDAY  neh'eheiniisi' (means: "slaughtering day"); yoo3onnoke'ehk (means: "when it is the fifth day")

 

 

 

FRIEND  beiteh'ei; my friend: neiteh'ei (male speaking); his (her) friend: hiniiteh'eiho (obv.); my friend: noto'u (woman speaking); pl. noto'uho'; my girlfriend: noto'u (woman, speaking of a woman); my boyfriend, girlfriend (sweetheart): nebii'o'oo, pl. nebii'o'oono'

 

 

 

FRIENDLY  I am being friendly: teeteeseihnoo; he (she) is very friendly: henee3neeteeteeseiht; be friendly!: teeteeseihi

 

 

 

FRIGHTEN  I frighten you: neneihe3en; you frighten me: neneihin; don't frighten me!: ciibehneihi; did I frighten you?: kehneihe3, kooheihneihe3

 

 

 

FRINGE  it is fringed: heeyooxu', ceehnoocei'oo

 

 

 

FROG  anim. noun; nooxobe', pl., obv. sg. and pl. nooxobei'i

 

 

 

FRONT  in front of: hee3e'eitee'; there is a dog in front of my car: he3 heentoot hee3e'eekuut nototii

 

 

 

FROWN  I am frowning: 3ooxoni'ei'oonoo (looking angry); he (she) is frowning (making faces): heneesi'ei'oot; he (she) is frowning( looking sad): teneen'ei'oot

 

 

 

FRUIT  biinehe' (refers to:   any small fruit, e.g., a cherry), pl. biinoh'o; biibinoot, pl. biibinootno; eat the fruit (off the bush, tree)!: biibinee

 

 

 

FRUSTRATE I am frustrated (e.g., from having waited a long time): heeneebinoo'oonoo

 

 

 

FRY I am frying potatoes: hooceinoo cee'e'iti; I am frying  bread coo'ceinoo; I am frying it (meat): hoocootowoo (hoseino'); I a frying it (anim. obj.): hoocoo3o'; fry it!: hocei

 

 

 

 

 

FULL  it is full: heniixoxonee'; full moon: heniisei3e' biikousiis

 

 

 

FULL-GROWN   it is a full-grown horse: heniisii'oot woxhoox

 

 

 

FUNNY  he (she) is funny: noonoxoo3eit, noonoxooo3itoot; I am doing something funny (or inappropriate): kootowuttoonoo

 

 

 

FUR  it (anim. subj.) has fur: coo'oneet; fur coat: biisbiixuut

 

 

 

FURRY it (anim. subj.) is furry: coo'oneet

 

 

 

FURNACE  sitee

 

 

 

FUSSY he (she) is fussy: konoo'owooteiht; don't be so fussy!: ciibehkonoo'owooteihi; this baby is fussy: ceniini'eineetiit nehe' tei'yoonehe'