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MACARONI    pl. niiniicisou'u (means: "hollow")

 

 

 

 

 

MAD I am mad (angry): ceesoni3ecoonoo, heesnoneenoo; he (she) is mad at me: heesnonootoneinoo; he (she) is mad at him (her): heesnonootonoot; he(she)was mad at me: nih'esnonootoneinoo; don't be mad at me!: ciibehcih'esnonootoni; he (she) is making me mad: heesin(i)heinoo; he (she) made him (her) mad: heesnihoot; don't make me mad! ciibehcih'esinihi; they are mad at each other: heneenesnonootoneti3i'; he (she) is "boiling" mad: 3ooxonineet ; he (she) has gone mad (insane): hoohookeeno'oot; he (she) is mad (enthusiastic) about something: heni'ohookeenit

 

 

 

MADMAN   anim. noun; hohookee, pl. hohookeeno'

 

 

 

MADWOMAN anim. noun;  hoheis, pl. hoheisii  (crazy)

 

 

 

MAGGOT    anim. noun; hi'iiisoo, pl. hi'iiisoono'

 

 

 

MAGIC  he (she) has done something by magic: beniinonkuutiit

 

 

 

MAGICIAN anim. noun; biinonkuu3eihii

 

 

 

MAGISTRATE   (judiciary) hooxuwuunen, (female) hooxuwuunisei

 

 

 

MAGPIE anim noun; woo'uh'ei,  pl. woo'uh'eino', obv. sg. woo'uh'ein

 

 

 

MAGNIFYING GLASS  pl. beexohoo3oono

 

 

 

MAIDEN anim. noun; hiseihiitei'yoo (young girl)

 

 

 

MAIL  wo3onohoeno  (papers)

 

 

 

MAKE  I am making it: neniistiinoo; he (she) made it: nihniistiit; I am making it for myself: niiniistoonoo; make it for yourself!: niistoo; who made your shirt?: henee'eehek nihniistiit, hebiixuut; who made this rope?: henee'eehek nihniisihoot nuhu' seenookuu (obv.); I am making fun of him (her): honoo3iinono'; he (she) makes fun of him (hear): noonoo3iinonoot; he (she) makes fun of everything: noonoo3iiyeit

 

 

 

MAKE-BELlEVE    bei'

 

 

 

MAKE-UP (cosmetics)  nooyoo'uutoono

 

 

 

MAN anim. noun; hinen, obv. sg., hinenin, pl. hinenno'; he is a man: hiineniinit; young man: honoh'oe, obv. honoh'o, pl. honoh'oho'; man's shirt: hineniibiixuut

 

 

 

MANAGE  I can manage it: niini'enowoo; I can manage him (e.g., a horse): niini'eno'

 

 

 

MANE  hinii3e'ee (its, e.g., horse's hair)

 

 

 

MANIAC    anim. noun; hohookee, pl. hohookeeno'

 

 

 

MANKIND    anim. noun; hineniteeniit;  3owo3neniteeno' (Indian populations)

 

 

 

MANLY  he is manly: hiineniinit; he is not manly: hoowuuneniinooteih

 

 

 

MANNER   in what manner?: neetou3oo' 

 

 

 

MANURE   biihi3, (collectively) biihi3ii

 

 

 

MANY  there are many (inan. subj.): wonoo3ei'i; there are many (anim. subj.) wonoo3ee3i'; I have many horses: hoowohuusebeinoo; I own too many horses: nonoo33iisebeinoo

 

 

 

MAP  wo3onohoe, wo3onohoe booono niitwo3onsei'i (means: "paper on which roads are marked")

 

 

 

MARBLE  anim. noun; ceeteyeh(i)t (little ball), pl. ceeteyehi3i'

 

 

 

MARCH (month) hootoneeniisiis, honootonoo'oo' (means: "the fire went out")

 

 

 

MARCH  they are marching: neniiteisee3i'

 

 

 

MARE  hooxehisei

 

 

 

MARGARINE ceyotownihooncebitee (means: "false butter, or yellow grease")

 

 

 

MARIJUANA nohko3hiit; they  smoke marijuana (habitually): niinohko3hii3i'

 

 

 

MARK it has made a mark: nonooxeise'; it is marked (with a notch): nonooxoyoti'; I am marking it (by carving): woo3onoo'uxowoo

 

 

 

MARKET hotooneeno'oowu'; I will market it: heetni'otooneenoo (sell)

 

 

 

MAROON I am marooned: honoonooteibsinenoo; he (she) is marooned: honoonooteibisi'  

 

 

 

MARRIAGE LICENSE niiseekuuno3onohoe

 

 

 

MARROW seyoot

 

 

 

MARRY I am married to him (her): neniiwo'; I will marry you: heetniibe3en; I will marry you (live with you): heetnii3iine'itiibe3en, heetniitene3en

 

 

 

MARSHY it is marshy: neenkoute'

 

 

 

MASH  I am mashing it: 3oo'oenowoo; I am mashing it (anim. obj.) 3oo'oeno', seeyouno'

 

 

 

MASS (religious service) beteentoot

 

 

 

MASSACRE I will massacre them: heetno'oohouu

 

 

 

 

 

MASSACRE (wholesale slaughter) noo'oeehtiit

 

 

 

MASSAGE  I am massaging you: teebeine3en; I am massaging him (her): teebeino'; he (she) is massaging him (her): teebeinoot, teebei'onoot; let me massage you!: hehtebeine3; massage me!: tebeini

 

 

 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES   noooxneihii

 

 

 

MAT  so'oo3oo

 

 

 

MATCH  wotoot, pl. wotootno; strike a match!: kohooxoeeseti

 

 

 

MATCH  they don't match (both anim. subjects are left or right): neneehiiteehi3i' they are matching, matched: neneehii3ehe3i' (anim.), neneehiisou'u (inan.)

 

 

 

MATTED I have matted hair: hiinooteininoo; it (anim. subj.) has matted hair, main: hiinooteinit, neniice'eit

 

 

 

MATTER what's the matter?: tousiini

 

 

 

MATTRESS cechooo

 

 

 

MATURE  he (she) is mature (useful, dependable): heniixonoh'oehiinit; it is mature: heniisiii'oot, pl. heniisiii'oo3i' (animal, plant)

 

 

 

MAVERICK  anim. noun; (wild, free horse) hiinonoox

 

 

 

MAY (month) biiskooti', biiskootiiniisiis

 

 

 

MAY  may I go along?: kooneeciiniihobei; yes, you may: 'oo (woman speaker), hee (man speaker)

 

 

 

MAYBE  nooxeihi'

 

 

 

MEADOW  forest meadow: toonoxteeni'

 

 

 

MEADOWLARK anim. noun; cooxuceneihii, obv. cooxuceneehio, pl. cooxuceneehiiho'

 

 

 

MEAL  the meal is in progress: woow benii3hiitooni'

 

 

 

MEAN  he (she) is mean: noonoxooteiht; my dog is mean: nete3ebiib seeseiht; don't be mean!: ciibehnonoxooteihi

 

 

 

MEAN  what does it mean?: tousinihiitee; what do you mean?: hotouu3eiinihii, heitouusinehii

 

 

 

 

 

MEASLES   I have the measles: ceecii'eihnoo; he (she) is getting the measles: ceecii'inoo'oot; I am breaking out with the measles: ceecii'inoo'oonoo

 

 

 

MEASURE I am measuring it (by stride): tooko'owoo; I am measuring it: tookohowoo; I am measuring it (anim. obj.): tookohe'; he (she) is measuring it: tookoho'; measure it!: tokohoo;  measure it (anim. obj.)!: tokohun; measure it (yard goods)!: tecenoo (roll)

 

 

 

MEASURE  (pace) toko'oo

 

 

 

MEAT  hoseino', pl. hoseinouu (varieties of meat); dried meat (jerky): ho'uuw; ground meat: nii3oe'ni'; boiled meat: sii'ehwo'oyoo; meat scraped from the hide: 3ebex; pounded dried meat: 3o'ohcoono; what kind of meat do you eat?: tohuutoseino' heibii3iit

 

 

 

MEAT HANGER  ho'ouwono'ou3oo 

 

 

 

MEDICINE  (native) 3owoonoxu', (traditional or modern) woxu'uu

 

 

 

MEDICINE MAN anim. noun; notonheihii

 

 

 

MEEK  I am meek: hiisiine'etiinoo

 

 

 

MEET  I am meeting you: nonouxone3en; I will meet you: heetnouxone3en; I am meeting him (her): nonouxono'; meet me here (wait for me)!: teeyoohowu; meet me!: nouxoni; meet him (her)!: nouxonin; he will meet her and she (in turn) will meet him: hiitnouxonoot noh heetnouxone'it; come over to meet my wife!: neheicoo heetihnouxonot netesih'e

 

 

 

MEETING   we are having a business meeting: heneenetino', honoo'eiseeno'

 

 

 

MELODY  niibooot

 

 

 

MELON (watermelon) nooxowouhut, pl. nooxowoohu3i'

 

 

 

MELT  it is melting: tee'ci'oo'; it (anim. subj.) is melting: tee'ci'oot

 

 

 

MEND  I am mending (with a needle): hooxyeinoo; I am mending it: hooxyootowoo

 

 

 

MENSTRUATE   she is menstruating: nenii3eiht

 

 

 

MENTION I am mentioning it: biisinihiitowoo; don't mention it!: ciibehbisinihiitoo

 

 

 

MERCHANT   anim. noun; hotooneihii

 

 

 

 

 

MERCY  I have mercy on you: hoowouunone3en; I have mercy on him (her): hoowounono'; he (she) has mercy on him (her): hoowounonoot; have mercy on me!: howouunoni; have mercy on him (her)!: howouunonin(ee)

 

 

 

MERGE  they (anim. subj.) merge: wonoohunsee3i'; they (inan. subj.) merge wonoohoninoo'ou'u

 

 

 

MERRY  I am merry: hoonobeihinoo; merry (happy) situation, circumstance: hoonobee'

 

 

 

MESH  (screen) ciih'oeese'

 

 

 

MESSY  I am messy: sonoooteihinoo; it is messy: sonooo3oo'; don't be messy!: ciibehsoo3eheti  (keep it clean!: hiiyoo3itii)

 

 

 

METAL  bei'ci3e'

 

 

 

METICULOUS I am meticulous: kookonoo'obeihinoo, nii3oo3ookto'nitoonoo (in ceremonial activities)

 

 

 

MEXICAN anim. noun; co'cooniinen, pl. co'cooniinenno'; Mexican woman: co'cooniisei

 

 

 

MIDDAY at midday: koh'usiii'; it is midday: kooh'uusiini'; at midday the sun is directly overhead: koh'uusiii' hiisiis ne'nii'3oo3ooniseet

 

 

 

MIDDLE   I am in the middle: neehii3ei'(h)eentoonoo

 

 

 

MIDGET  anim. noun; tei3nen, pl. tei3nenno'; midgets (as a population): tei3neniteeno'; mythical small people: cesiteih'ii, pl. cesiiteih'iiho'

 

 

 

MIDNIGHT midnight: 3ootece'; when it is midnight: 3ootece'iini'ehk; it is around midnight: 3ootece'i'

 

 

 

MIDWIFE  anim. noun;  heeseineeet

 

 

 

MILE  ceesey tokohoee (one measure)

 

 

 

MILFORD STORE   (between Ethete and Lander) woo'teenboone'  hotooneeno'oowu' (means: "black road store")

 

 

 

MILK  be3enec; my milk: ne3enec, nebe3enec

 

 

 

MILK  I am milking: nenii3ouyeinoo; I am milking it (anim. obj.): nenii3ouno'; he (she) is milking it: nenii3ounoot

 

 

 

MILKWEED  he3ebeihtoono

 

 

 

MILKY WAY  booo  (road)

 

 

 

MILL CREEK  (settlement near Ethete on the Wind River Reservation) wosouhone' (means: "sock place")

 

 

 

MILLER (moth) anim. noun; hohookehe', pl. hokookoho' (means: "little crazy", see: MOTH)

 

 

 

MILLION   beesbeteetesoo, nonou3oo; two million: niis nonou3oo

 

 

 

MIND  hiini3ecoo; my mind is confused: cenee'inoni3ecoonoo; use your mind!: tonounoo hetiinih3ecoo

 

 

 

MINGLE  I am mingling (with other people): wonoohoneihinoo

 

 

 

MINISTER  anim. noun; (clergyman) beteennih'oo3oo

 

 

 

MINK anim. noun; no'eih'i, pl. no'eih'o', obv. sg. and pl. no'eih'o

 

 

 

MINNOW anim. noun; cihi'nowo', ci'nowo'

 

 

 

MINUS 3ooniihi'

 

 

 

MIRACULOUSLY  he (she) recovered miraculously: bee(be)beteenen nihce'iinenteenit

 

 

 

MIRAGE   I see a mirage (something illusory): neenee'owobeenoo

 

 

 

MIRROR  hesoohobetiit, pl. hesoohobetiitono

 

 

 

MISCARRY  she has miscarried: niibexoneiht

 

 

 

MISPLACE   I have misplaced it (inan. obj.): nooniikuutiinoo; I have misplaced it (anim. obj.): nooniikuu3o'; he (she) misplaced his (her) key: nihnoniikuutiit (hi)koonootoohoe

 

 

 

MISS   I miss you: henii3(i)be3en; you miss me: henii3(i)bin; I miss him (her): henii3(i)wo'; he (she) misses him (her): henii3iwoot; he (she) misses him (her) (constantly): nii3iwoot; we missed each other (we did not meet): nihko3enetino'; I missed him (her): nihko3ono'; someone with a missing tooth: hoowuuniici3; he (she) has a missing tooth: 3ooxookiteet; I have missed it (e.g., a ball thrown to me): koo3eno'

 

 

 

MISSIONARY  anim. noun; beteennih'oo3oo

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI   beesniicie

 

 

 

 

 

MISTAKE   I am making a mistake: noontoonoo; he (she) is making a mistake: noontoot; I made a mistake: nihnontoonoo

 

 

 

MISTY  it is misty: ceneeteese'

 

 

 

MITTEN anim. noun; 3ooxe, pl. 3ooxoho' (glove); I wear mittens: neixonouu 3ooxoho'

 

 

 

MIX  I am mixing it (dough, cement): nenii3oxesnounowoo; I will mix something with it: heetnoonohkutiinoo; mix it!: nohkutii; I am mixed up: cenee'inoneihinoo

 

 

 

MOCCASIN  (shoe) wo'oh, pl. wo'ohno; my moccasins are beaded: kooto'ohu'u nowo'ohno

 

 

 

MOCKINGBIRD  anim. noun; noku3e'ineehihi'

 

 

 

MOIST  it is moist: hiitoyoo'

 

 

 

MOISTEN  I am moistening it (with water): neeciinookoonotiinoo; moisten it!:

 

neciinookoonotii

 

 

 

MOISTURE  hiitoyoo'

 

 

 

MOLAR  beexooku3

 

 

 

MOLD it is moldy: neniice'ise'

 

 

 

MOLE anim. noun; nouciitoo3eihii, pl. nouciitoo3eihiiho'

 

 

 

MOLT (the time when) snakes molt: heetoxonii3i' siisiiyeino'

 

 

 

MONDAY  coowo'oo '

 

 

 

MONEY bei'ci3eii; my money: nebe'ci3eiwo; I have money: hiibei'ci3eibinoo; do you have money?: koheibei'ci3eib

 

 

 

MONKEY anim. noun; heete'i'eit, 3o3ohkuhu', pl. heete'i'ei3i', 3o3ohkuho'

 

 

 

MONOTONOUS   it is monotonous: ceniisiwoo3oo'

 

 

 

MONSTER anim. noun; (mythical) water monster: hiincebiit (also: alligator, crocodile)

 

 

 

MONTH  anim. noun; biikousiis (means: "moon"); next month: hokootou3i'ehk

 

 

 

MOOD (the way I feel at present) hee3ouubeihinoo; I am in a good mood: nii'ouubeihinoo

 

 

 

MOON anim. noun; biikousiis, obv.,sg. biikousiisii; full moon: heniisei3e'; new moon: hookootou3i'

 

 

 

MOOSE  anim. noun; hinenihii (sg. and pl.); (older form) hineni',  see'iini3eet.

 

 

 

MORE  hii3itoniihi'; pour me more soup!: cih'ii3iton ciinohwuuni hokok

 

 

 

MORNING it is morning: noohkuseiciini'; it is morning (daylight): nonooke'; very early in the morning: tesnohkuseic; (tomorrow) in the morning: nooke'ehk, nohkuseic

 

 

 

MORNING STAR anim. noun; nookoox, obv. sg. nookooxuu  (cross); nookuno3o'

 

 

 

MOSQUITO anim. noun; toh'uubeihii, obv. sg. toh'uubeihio, pl. toh'uubeehiiho'

 

 

 

MOSS  tiitiicei'ii

 

 

 

MOST   hooyei; he (she) has eaten most of the soup: hooyei nonoo'ootiit hokok

 

 

 

MOTH  anim. noun; hohookehe', pl. hohookoho'  (means: "little crazy")

 

 

 

MOTHER  anim. noun; (also designates one's biological mother's sister); my mother: neinoo; your mother: heinoo; his (her) mother: hiinoon; your (pl.) mother(s): hinooninoo; I am your mother: neneeninoo heinoo, heniinoonibin;  mother!: no'oo

 

 

 

MOTHER-IN-LAW   anim. noun; my mother-in-law: neheihe; their mothers-in-law: hiheihehinoo

 

 

 

MOTHER'S BROTHER  anim. noun; my mother's brother: nesi; voc. nesihoo

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN  hohe'; in the mountains: hoh'eni', hoho'eni'

 

 

 

MOUNTAINOUS   it is mountainous: hooh'eniini'

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN GOAT anim. noun; hoho'eniibiixoxkoneenote', pl. hohoteniibiixoxkoneenotei

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN GROUSE anim. noun; hoho'eniicenee, pl. hoho'eniiceneeno'

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN LION anim. noun; bexookee, obv. sg. bexookeen, pl. bexookeeno'; mountain lion cub: bexookeesoo

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN SHEEP anim. noun; hoho'eniinote', pl. hoho'eniinotei; kokiyote'

 

 

 

MOUSE anim. noun; hookuu, pl. hookuuhuho'; little mouse: hookuuhuhu'; white mouse: nookookuu

 

 

 

 

 

MOUTH betii, pl. betiino; my mouth: neti;  his (her) mouth: hitii;  he (she) has a big mouth (talks too much): nono'oteti'; I am holding it (inan. obj.) in my mouth: neniiwohowoo; I am holding it (anim. obj.) in my mouth: neniiwohe'; he (she) is holding it in his (her) mouth: neniiwoho' (inan. obj.),  neniiwoheet, neniiwohoet (anim. obj.)

 

 

 

MOUTHWASH   hehiisetnohuut

 

 

 

MOVE  I am moving (changing residence): woo'wuuhunoo; I am moving (not standing still): woo'wuseenoo, neihoowteitooyookuu (not still); move (over)!: wo'wusee; move (get out of the way)!: ceibisee; move him (her)!: wo'benin; move it!: wo'obenoo

 

 

 

MOVIE ce'iskuu3oo, pl. ce'iskuu3oono; let's go to see a movie; hehwoneesooku'oon ce'iskuu3oo

 

 

 

MOW  I am mowing: koo'osoheinoo; I am mowing it: koo'osohowoo

 

 

 

MOWER  ko'(o)sohoe,  ko'(o)sohoe

 

 

 

MUD  hoxes; the mud is deep: ceeyoxesnoo'

 

 

 

MUDDY  it is muddy: hooxesiini'; he (she) is muddy: hooxesiinit

 

 

 

MULE  anim. noun; bih'ihoox, pl. bih'ihooxebii

 

 

 

MULE DEER anim. noun; bih'ih

 

 

 

MULTIPLY flies multiply: noubeeno' woo'to'oo3i'

 

 

 

MURDER he (she) committed a murder: nihneh'eeet; he (she) murdered him (her): nihnoh'oot

 

 

 

MURDERER  anim. noun; neh'eihii

 

 

 

MURKY it is murky (water): sonootoowu'; it is murky (muddy): hoox(e)siinowu'

 

 

 

MUSCLE  3ei3, pl. 3eito; his (her) muscles: hi3eito

 

 

 

MUSHROOM  boh'ooonibee, pl. boh'ooonibeeno; (means: "thunder droppings") (also refers to:   mushroom spores used as medicine on open wounds)

 

 

 

MUSKRAT  anim. noun; hiixox(o)huhu', pl. hiixix(o)huh'o'

 

 

 

MUST  I must eat:  heetnookoh'uus bii3ihnoo,  I must  sleep: heetnookoh'uus nokhunoo;  I must  see him: heetnookoh'uus noohowoo'

 

 

 

 

 

MUSTACHE  I have a mustache: beniisetinenoo; he has a mustache: beniiseti'

 

 

 

MUSTANG   anim. noun; hiinonoox, pl. hiinonooxebii

 

 

 

MUTE  he (she) is deaf and mute: heneeneyeiciteet noh hiihoowheenet

 

 

 

MUTTON  hoteinoseino'

 

 

 

MYSTERIOUS it is mysterious: honoono3oobee', ceneenonoo3oo'; (without cause) cee'inononiihi'