outdusis

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Penobscot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The root outdu ("trail," "pathway") + the diminutive suffix -sis. Compare the (Western) Abenaki ôwdesis.

Noun[edit]

outdusis

  1. (little) pathway, (little) path
  2. (figuratively) (an individual's) nature, personal integrity (how that person behaves when no one else is around or when otherwise free from accountability)

Usage notes[edit]

Also written audesis.

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