Art-related Terms – ‘Imagines’


Art-related term in Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • mzinendam


mzinendam ~ imagines


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • mzin ~ “fancy, figured, image”
  • end ~ “act by thought on it, perceive it by thought”
  • am ~ “[makes the term a VAI2 verb]”


A translation of the morphemes:

  • S/he is image-acting on it by thought.; S/he is image-perceiving it by thought.


A formal-English translation:

  • S/he imagines.



How to cite this publication:

Montano, J. P. “Art-related Terms in Biigtigong’s Dialect” Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, 3 May 2019. Web.