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Lenape Talking Dictionary

By English WORD or PHRASE

By Lenape WORD or PHRASE

Detailed Entry Information

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English:house; wigwam
Lenape:wikëwam [ni]

Sample Sentences

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English:That big red house is ugly.
Lenape:Xahinakòt në xinkwi màxkèk wikëwam.
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English:That large house is red.
Lenape:Në xinkwèk wikëwam màxke.

Historical Example

Wickwmen [1648] house
wigwham [1684]
wikquam [1760] house
Weekwaum [1824] cabin

Comments

Note that /h/ is elided in the singular form although retained in the plural.

Analysis

Form:
wikwam
Structure:
wikwahm
Meaning:
house