maʼiingan

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Ojibwe[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the preverb mayagi- (strange, foreign, exotic). Literally "the strange one". Cognate with Algonquin mahingan.

Noun[edit]

maʼiingan anim (plural maʼiinganag, diminutive maʼiingaans, pejorative maʼiinganish)

  1. wolf (Canis lupus)
    Ngii waabmaa maʼiingan nongom.
    I saw a wolf today.

References[edit]

  • John D. Nichols, Earl Nyholm, A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe (University of Minnesota Press, 1995) (p 75, 285)
  • Irene Snache, Rama First Nation Ojibwe Language Dictionary (Mnjikaning Kendaaswin Publishers, 2005) (p 198)
  • The Ojibwe People's Dictionary https://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/main-entry/ma-iingan-na