zhiishiib

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Ojibwe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Cree sîsîp/ᓰᓰᑊ (duck).

Noun[edit]

zhiishiib

  1. duck (aquatic animal)
  2. teal, freshwater duck (duckling or small adult duck)

Derived terms[edit]

Independent compounds
  • ᒪᐦᑲᑌᔒᐦᔒᑉ (makade-zhiishiib)
  • ᔒᐦᔒᑉᒪᓅᒥᓐ (zhiishiib-manoomin)
  • ᔒᐦᔒᐱᓰᐱ (Zhiishiibi-ziibi)
Dependent compounds
Other forms

Proper noun[edit]

zhiishiib

  1. The Duck totem (clan).

Derived terms[edit]

Transformations
  • ᔒᐦᔒᑉ (zhiishiib) unaffected
  • ᔖᐦᔒᑉ (zhaashiib) initial change
  • ᔖᔒᐦᔒᑉ (zhaazhiishiib) reduplication
  • ᔕᐦᔮᐦᔒᑉ (zhayaazhiishiib) initial change reduplication
  • ᔥᐦᔮᐦᔒᑉ (zhyaazhiishiib) initial change reduplication with syncope
Other forms

References[edit]

  • "zhiishiib" in A Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language, Beauchemin & Valois, 1878.
  • Jean André Cuoq, Lexique de la Langue Algonquine. Montréal, J. Chapleau & Fils, 1886
  • John D. Nichols and Earl Nyholm, A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1995
  • Richard A. Rhodes, Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa-Ottawa Dictionary. Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 1985