Micmac Dictionary

Abade

a boundary.

Abaktooe

the great auk.

Abe

a bow for an arrow.

Agamok

white ash.

Agoomakun

Apple River, Cumberland County.

Agoomakunuk

Sand River, Cumberland County.

Ah-mah-gops-ke-geek

Akkada

abundance of things; plenty of ground-nuts; hence Acadie (French).

Akum

a snow-shoe; raquette.

Amlamekw

a mackerel.

Anesaak

Salmon River.

Ansaakw

New Harbor.

Apaiboogwechk

Port le Bear.

Apcheechkumoochwaakade

Duck land. Hence the French name Canard River.

Aseedik

Lunenburg.

Asooemanokse

a creeping blackberry vine.

Aspatogon

a headland on the Atlantic.

Bakpulkweak

there is wet snow and ice there.

Baktaba

a bay

Banook

the first lake as you ascend a river.

Banooopskek

opening out through rocks, as Penobscot.

Banoskek

a water passage between two lakes.

Bapkook

the birch bark will easily peel.

Bookt

the head of a bay.

Booktao

fire; hence fire-water; alcohol.

Booktoulaygun

fireworks; Toney River.

Booktowaagun

Mill Creek on the River Hebert in Cumberland County

Boon

Boonamookwode

Salmon River, Yarmouth.

Boosenech

Bostoon

America.

Bostoonkawaach

an American

Brooksake

Charlottetown Harbor, Prince Edward Island.

Cajj-booginek

winding through the wilderness; River John.

Caluget

Carraget Harbor.

Cansoke

facing the frowning cliff; Canso.

Caskumpec

flowing through the sand; Casenmpec, P.E. Island.

Caydybunnygek

clam diggings; Boot Island, Horton.

Chebookt

Halifax, from Ukchebookt, the largest harbor or bay.

Cheema

to paddle a canoe.

Chegaoo

bass; a fish.

Chegumakun

a rattle; an Indian tambourine.

Chijikwtook

Cornwallis River.

Chikchowwegunechwa-woso-wek

a rose.

Chikchowwegunejul

roseberries; also the name of an orange.

Chipchowwech

a robin.

Cwesomallygeek

Hardwood Ridge, Cumberland.

Ebedek

Bedeque, P.E. Island.

Elmunakuncheech

Little Sevogal River.

Elsetkook

Bear River in Nova Scotia.

Emsuk

Port Jolli.

Epkwose

Eppayguit

anchored on the wave; Prince Edward Island.

Eskumaaga

to eat raw flesh; hence the name of the eskimo Indians, eaters of raw flesh.

Eskumunaak

Point Skimenack, in New Brunswick.

Eskumunaak

Point Skimenack, in New Brunswick.

Eskwodek

Murray Harbor, P.E.I.

Espakumegek

high land. Green Hill, Pictou County.

Gaspech

Gaspe; far into the water.

Glooscap

a manitou who dwelt in the Bay of Fundy, at Blomidon.

Goolwagopskooch

Port George.

Gul-wahgahgek

the home of the sea-cow; Quaco, New Brunswick.

Inskooomadeedich

Lakeland, N.S.

Kabem

the border of a lake.

Kagweamkek

Port Hood.

Kakagwek

a place of dried meat; now Hantsport, in Hants County.

Kakweleegigun

a snow-bank.

Kaleboo

caribou.

Kaleboode

a shovel. Hence Kaleboo, carbou, the shoveller, because they shovel up the snow with their broad feet in digging down for the moss on which they feed.

Kamatk

Kebapskitk

the stream that connects two lakes. The six lakes on the Liverpool River, as you go up stream: Panook

Kebbek

narrows; Quebec

Kegumoosk

Little River, a branch of the Restigouche.

Kekwajoo

a badger.

Kenomee

Sandy Point, now Economy, in Colchester County.

Kesapskul

Apesookaam Lake.

Kesegoo

an aged man.

Kesegooaakw

an aged porpoise or seal.

Kesegooeeskw

an aged woman.

Kesegook

Micmac word meaning aged porcupine
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