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Word in English
"A"
a lot, many, much
a lot, plenty, plentiful
African American, negro
again, over and over, repeatedly
all
alligator
angry, mad
ankle
apple
apple juice
apple tree
apron
armband
arm, arms
arrive, to have come here
arrow
aunt, my aunt (father's side)
aunt, my older aunt (mother's side)
aunt, my younger aunt (mother's side)
axe

"B"

baby, child
baby powder
back, a person’s back
back, back of an aminal
bacon, pork, fat meat
bad
bag, pocket, sack
bald, bare, smooth
ball
ball
banana
bark, as a dog
bathe, swim
Baxter Springs, Kansas
beads
beans
bear, black bear
bed
bee, bees
beef
been, went
beer
behave, well behaved
bell, rattle
belly
belly, stomach
belt, sash
big
big
bird (also a personal name)
bit, twelve and a half cents
bite
bitter
black
black haw
blackberry
blanket
blood
blue
blue, pale blue
boat
bone
boots
born, give birth, bear a child
bottle, milk
bottle, whiskey
bow
bowl
bowl
boy
boy, bad
boy, oldest
boy, little
braid hair
braid, of hair
bread
bread, fry bread
bread, rye bread
break
breast
broom
brother, my brother, woman’s elder
brother, my younger brother
brown
bucket
buckeye
buffalo
buffalo calf (also personal name)
buffalo, Little Buffalo Girl (personal name)
buffalo hide, skin
buffalo horn (also personal name)
buffalo, bull, male (also personal name)
buffalo, Walking Bull Buffalo (personal name)
bug
bumblebee
butter
buttocks, rear
buzzard

"C"

cabbage
cactus
cake
cane
cannon
cat
catfish
cedar smoke
cedar tree
chair
Cherokee Indians
chest, Hit Me in the Chest (personal name)
chicken
chief (also a personal name)
chief, Little Chief (personal name)
chief, Tall Chief (nickname)
child, baby
chin
Christmas
Christmas gift
church
claw, talon, hoof
clock
cloud (also a personal name)
coal
coat
coffee
cold
cold weather
cold, winter time
comb
come
come back
cook
corn
cottonwood tree
cough
count
cow
crazy
crazy, wild
creek, river
Creek Indians
cricket
Crosses Stream (personal name)
crow
cry
cup

"D"

dance
dance, fiddle - whiteman’s dance
dance, stomp dance, leader
dance, war dance
daughter, first born, birth name
daughter, my daughter
daughter, second born, birth name
dark
day
daybreak, dawn
deer, dried meat
deer, buck deer
deer, little deer
defecate
desert, sand, dust
devil
diaper, breech cloth
die, dead
dig
dime
dipper
dirty
divorced, separated
do, you do
doctor
dog
dog, big dog
dollar
donkey, mule
door
dove, turtle dove
dream
dress
dress slip
drink
drive, drive something off
drum
drum stick
drunk
dry
duck

"E"

eagle
eagle claw, talon
eagle, Little White Eagle (personal name)
eagle, Looking at the Eagle, Visible Eagle (personal name)
eagle, Young Eagle, Little Eagle (personal name)
ear, external ear
ear, inner ear
ear, ringing in ear
earring
east
eat, chew
eat, dine
eating
egg
eight
eighteen
eighty
elbow
eleven
elk (also personal name)
evening
eye
eyebrows
eyelash

"F"

fall, fall season
far away, way off
fast
fat
fat meat, bacon, pork
father, my father
feather, on the head
Feather Rising, Getting up (personal name)
feather, White Feather (personal name)
feel like
female
field
fifteen
fifteen cents
fifty
fight
finger
finger, fourth finger
finger, index finger, pointer
finger, little finger
finger, middle finger
fingernail
finish, complete
fire
fire, big fire
Fire Haⁿka (personal name)
fish
five
flea
flesh, skin
flood (also a personal name)
flour
flower
fly, as birds
fly, house fly
food
foot, feet
football
footprint, trail, track (also personal name)
fork
forty
four
fourteen
fox
French person, French people
Friday
friend
frog
fry, fried
future, will be, shall

"G"

garfish
get away, escape
get up, arise
get, take one’s own
get, take, receive, grab
ghost, spirit
girl
girl, baby girl
girl, bad girl
girl, pretty girl
give
glasses, eyeglasses
go
go, command
go after, fetch one’s own
go home, to start homeward
go home, command
go, have gone somewhere
goat
God (also personal name)
God (also personal name)
God, Father God
good
goodness
goose, geese
gourd
grandchild, my grandchild (male or female)
granddaughter, my granddaughter
grandfather, my grandfather
grandmother
grape, grapes
grape, big grape
grape dumplings
grass
grave
gravy
gray
grease, lard, oil
green
ground, earth, soil
gun, iron

"H"

hail
hair
hair, curly hair
hair, white hair
half, in length
half dollar, fifty cents
hand
handkerchief
Haⁿka (personal name)
Haⁿka Bird (personal name)
Haⁿka, Difficult Female Haⁿka (personal name)
Haⁿka, White Haⁿka (personal name)
happy
happy, glad, like, pleased
hat
hatchet
hate, dislike
have, keep
have, possess
hawk (also personal name)
hawk, chicken hawk
hay
head
head, White Head (personal name)
headache
hear, listen
heart
heaven
heavy
hello, greeting
here, right here, this place
hickory nut
hide, shell, skin, bark
hill
hit, slap, strike
holy, sacred
home, household
hominy (also personal name)
horn, antler
horse
horse, black horse
horse, horse’s foot
hot
hot
house
house, white house
how are you
how are you doing
how many, how much
hundred, one hundred
hungry
hunt
hurry
hurt, ache, pain
husband

"I"

I, me
I to you
ice
Indian
Indian agent
indoors, in the house
inhale something, smell something
inside, in, within, under
iron, metal, gun
iron, used to iron clothes
iron clothes, to press

"J"

jaw
jaw bone
jay bird, blue jay
jug, bottle, container
juice, apple juice

"K"

kill
kindle
kiss
knee
knife
knob
know

"L"

lack, lacking, none
lake
land, countryside
language, word, talk, speak
lard, grease, oil
laugh, smile
lay down, sleep, lie, recline
lazy
leaf, leaves (also personal name)
leg, legs
leggings
lid, covered up
lie down to sleep
light, lantern, lamp, candle
lightning, forked lightning (also personal name)
lightweight
like
like, I like it
like, to not like, to not want
like, like that, similar to, thus, so
little, small, young
locomotive, train
long, tall
longtime
look
look at each other
look (command)
look for, search for, hunt for
look upon, watch over, oversee

"M"

mad, angry
make, do, cause
make, do, cause (command)
make oneself
make
male animal
male animal
man
many, much, a lot
married, marry each other
Mary, Jesus’s mother
match
me, I
me too
meadowlark
mean
mean, angry, irritated
meat, dried meat, deer
medicine
men, people, clan, person
metal, iron, gun
Mexican, Spanish, Español
middle, half
might, maybe, perhaps
milk
mine, my
mine, not mine, not my
mirror
mistreat, abuse
moccasin
mole, as on the skin
Monday
money
monkey
moon
morning, in the morning
morning, before daybreak
mosquito
mother, my mother
mountain
mountain lion, panther, cougar, puma
mouse
mouth
movie, show
much
mulberry tree
mule, donkey
muskrat

"N"

naked to the waist, stripped to the waist
name
near
Nebraska
neck, wear around the neck
necklace, beads
new
new year, new year’s day
nickel, five cents
night
night, good night
nine
nineteen
ninety
no
none, to have none, be lacking
north
nose
not, negative, negation
now

"O"

oak, black oak, black tree
oak, post oak, gray tree
odor, smell, emit any odor
oil, lard, grease
old, grown up, mature
old
oldest boy, oldest son
oldest boy, oldest son
on, upon
one
one hundred
one thousand
onion
only, only that, just
open, pull open
opossum
orange color
orange fruit
Osage
otter
our, we rather than others
outside, outdoors
over, on top of
owl, hoot owl
owl, horned owl
owl, screech owl

"P"

pain, hurt, ache
panther, puma, mountain lion, cougar
pants
paper, book, letter
Pawnee
pawpaw, banana
pecan, pecan nut
pecan tree
pencil
penny, one cent
people, person, men
pepper
persimmon
personality, disposition, will
picture
pie
pierce, stab, perforate
pig
pillow
pill, pills
pink
pipe
pitiful, poor
plate
play
plentiful, plenty, a lot
pocket, sack, bag
point, to point at
point with lips
police, soldier
Ponca
poor, pitiful
pop, soda pop
pot
potato
potato, Irish potato
potato, sweet potato
potato, sweet potato
potato, white potato
powder, baby powder
pray, beg, ask for something
pray, talk to heaven
President of the United States
President, Indian Agent
press, to press down
pretty, good
pretty
pretty day
pretty girl
push away, push it (command)

"Q"

quail
Quapaw
quarter, twenty-five cents
quick, hurry
quit, finish

"R"

rabbit
raccoon
raccoon, black raccoon
rain
raise, pull up high
rat, mouse
rattle, bell
read, read aloud, call or name something
real, very, fully
really, very
red
redbird, cardinal
repeatedly, again, over and over
rib, rib bone
ribbon
rice
rich
rich, rich people
ring, finger ring
ringing, ringing in the ear
river, big river
river, big river
river, Spring River
roach, deer tail headdress
road
robin
rock, stone
rooster, male chicken
rope, string
round, spherical
rug, blanket
run, as a person not an animal
run fast, as a person not an animal

"S"

sack, bag, pocket
sacred, holy
saddle
said, they said, they say
salt
sand, desert, dust
Saturday
say, talk, word, speak
scarf, handkerchief
school, school house
scissors
search for, look for, hunt for
see
see, I see you
seed
seed, pit, grain, kernel
seven
seventy
seventy-five cents
shake
sharp
shawl
Shawnee, Shawnee Tribe
shell shaker, stomp dance shells
shirt
shoe
shoot, shoot at something
shoot, shoot each other, war
short
shout, yell, call out
shut, close, cave in, cover
sick, ill
sister, older sister
sit, sit down, be sitting, be in a place, camp
sit upon
six
sixteen
sixty
skillet
skin, flesh
skinny
skirt, dress
skunk
sleep
slow, late, delay
slowly, deliberately, thoughtfully, cautiously
small, little, young
smart, does not forget
smell, odor, emit any odor
smile, laugh
smoke
snake
snow, snowing
soaked, wet
soap
soil, ground, dirt, earth
soldier, police
some
son
son, first son
son, first son
son-in-law
soup
south
Spanish, Español, Mexican
speak, talk with one
spill, push over and spill
spiral, twisted, curled
spirit, ghost
spoon
spotted, speckled
spring, springtime
spring water, cold water
squirrel
stand
star
stink, emit offensive odor
stink feet
stockings, hose
stomach, belly
stone, rock
stooped, stooped over
stop
storm, wind blowing hard
stove
strawberry
string, rope
striped
strong, hard, with great effort
sugar
sulphur water
summer time, sun shining
sun
sun, Little White Sun (personal name)
sun up, the sun is sure up (also personal name)
Sun Way Off (personal name)
sun, White Sun Gets up, Comes (personal name)
Sunday
suspenders
sweep, brush away, knock away
sweet
swim
swim, bathe
syrup

"T"

table
tail
take, get, receive, grab
talk, word, speak, say
talk, fast talk, loud talk
talk, talk louder
tall, long
talon, claw, hoof
tea
teach, cause to know, cause to understand
teacher, teach
teeth, tooth
ten
thank you
that
that there
there
thin
thin, skinny, lean
think, decide, form an opinion
thirsty
thirteen
thirty
this
this one
three
throat
thunder
thunder, distant thunder, little thunder (also personal name)
thunder, loud thunder (also personal name)
Thunder Person (personal name)
Thursday
tick, insect
time
tip, tip of something
tipi
tipi, tent
tired, weary
to, in, to there, in there
to, toward, at
tobacco
today, this day
toe, toes
toe, big toe
toe nail
toilet paper
tomato
tomorrow
tongue
toothpick
town, village
track, trail, footprint (also personal name)
train, locomotive
tree, wood, log
tree, bush, vine, stalk, leg
trunk, chest
Tuesday
Tulsa, Oklahoma
turkey
turtle
turtle, big turtle
turtle shell
turtle, striped turtle, terrapin
twelve
twenty
twisted, spiral, curled
two

"U"

ugly
ugly, bad
uncle (on mother’s side)
under, inside, in, within
understand, know
unwilling, refuse, decline, lazy
upon, on
upper, upward, heaven
urinate
urine

"V"

valley
very, real, fully
very, really
village, town
violin, fiddle
visible, in sight

"W"

wagon, cart
walk
walk fast
walnut, black walnut
want, desire, wish
want not, like not
war, shoot each other
warm
wash
wash one’s own
wash, ring out, laundry
wasp, bee
watch, clock
water, liquid, river
water, cold water, spring water
watermelon
way off, far away
we
weary, tired
Wednesday
west
wet
wet, soaked
what
what, how, in what manner
wheel
when, future, will be, shall
when, when in the future
when, when in the past
where
where, which direction
whiskey
whiskey bottle
white
white hair
White Head (personal name)
white man
white race, white people, American
white woman
who, which one
why
wife
wild, crazy
will, disposition, personality
wind
wing
winter, cold weather, cold
winter time, cold
wolf
woman, lady, wife, female animal
wood, tree, log
woodpecker
woodpecker, red-headed woodpecker
wrap something around, wrap it up
wrap, fold in a bundle, covering
write, draw
 

"X"

None

"Y"

year
yell, shout, call out
yellow
yes
yesterday
you
young, little, small
young, immature
your, yours

"Z"

None