mashkiig

OjibweEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Algonquian *maškyeᐧkwi (swamp, muskeg). Cognate with Cree ᒪᐢᑫᐠ (maskek, muskeg, swamp), Mohegan-Pequot mahcáq (swamp), Penobscot mə̀kəwahk (swamp), Malecite-Passamaquoddy pkuwahq, Unami tëlamàskèk (swamp), Menominee maskīk (swamp), Montagnais massekᵘ (marsh, bog, muskeg), Southern East Cree ᒪᔅᒉᒄ (mascekw, muskeg, bog), Northern East Cree ᒥᔅᒑᒄ (miscaakw, muskeg, bog, swamp).

NounEdit

mashkiig (plural mashkiigoon) (inanimate)

  1. swamp, bog, marsh, muskeg

InflectionEdit

  • mashkiigoon (plural)
  • mashkiigong (locative)
  • mashkiigokaang (distributive locative)

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