Art-related Terms – ‘[Work of] Art, [Piece of] Art (2 of 2)’


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

  • mzinendmookaajgan


mzinendmookaajgan ~ [work of] art, [piece of] art


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • mzin ~ “fancy, figured, image”
  • end ~ “act by thought on it, perceive it by thought”
  • (a)m ~ [makes the preceding term a VAI2 verb]
  • oo ~ [connector]
  • kaa ~ “s/he makes, s/he produces, s/he gathers”
  • j ~ “act on it”
  • gan ~ [nominalizer]


A translation of the morphemes:

  • something made by imagine-acting


A formal-English translation:

  • [work of] art, [piece of] art



How to cite this publication:

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