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CHEROKEE DICTIONARY
INDEX

Nature - Animals People - Body & Aliments
Nature - Birds People - Cherokee Society
Nature - Fish & Creepies People - Clothing/ Fashion
Nature - Food & Drink People - Emotions/ Behavior
Nature - Mother Earth People - Names
Nature - Plants People - Professions/ Titles
Nature - Trees People - Spirit/Cosmos
Colors & Numbers General Words: A - Z
Direction & Measurement Negative Words
Modern Devises

Positive Words

Place Names Word Operations
Time Phrases
Tools & Supply

Sounds

 

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GENERAL WORDS A

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ablaze

a-da-we-la-gi-s-gv

able

ye-li-quo-i-ya-dv-ne-di

aboard

i-nv

abridge

a-s-qua-lv-do-di

absent

ne-do-hv-na

absolute

u-do-hi-yu-hi-ha

absorb

a-ka-yo-do-di

accelerate

ga-tsa-nu-la-hi-s-di

accent

i-gv-ne-di-ka-ne-hi-s-di

accompany

a-s-ta-qua-dv-s-di

account

gv-ni-ge-sv-i-gv-ne-di

account

gu-ni-ge-sv--i-gu-ni-di

acknowledge

go-li-ni-gv-ne-dv

acquaintance

go-li-gi

acquainted

di-na-do-li-ga

acquit

di-da-yo-hi-s-di

act

i-ya-dv-ne-lv

act

i-ya-dv-ne-di

acted

nu-dv-ne-lv

actual

u-do-hi-yu-sv

address

na-na ge-sv wa-se-s-di

adjourn

di-ni-ye-li-sv

adjourned

du-ni-ye-li-sv

adjust

o-s-dv i-gv-ne-dv

adjusting

o-s-dv-na-nv-ne-ha

adjustment

o-s-dv-na-nv-ne-hv

admit

go-hi-yu-ta-nv

admitted

u-wo-hi-yu-ta-nv

adopt

a-tlo-ya-s-do-di

advalorem

i-ga-ti-ha-tsu-gv-wa (lo)-di

adventure

a-ne-(lv)-do-di

advertise

de-ga-no-tsa-lv-s-ga

advertisement

de-ga-no-tsa-lv

advise

a-da-de-yo-di

affair

na-na-dv-ne-hv

afford

ya-li i-yu-dv-ni

afloat

u-yo-lu-ha

age

i-yu-de-ti-yv-da

aged

a-ga-yv-li

aged

a-ge-v-li

ago

i-yu-tsi-ge-sv

aim

a-li-s-de-nu-do-di

aim

a-(li)-so-s-dv

ajar

u-s-di a-s-du-i-da

alert

gv-ni-ga-(li)-s-di

algebra

di-se-s-di u-gv-wa-li

alias

nu-da-le du-do-i

alighted

tsu-le-gi-la-nu-na-yi

alike

u-tlo-yi

alive

gv-hna

alive

gv-no-dv

allot

a-ya-do-s-di

allow

a-(li)-s-go-(lv)-do-di

aloud

a-s-da-ya u-no-yv-gv

already

ga-yu-la

alter

ga-ne-tli-yv-s-di

alternate

a-da-ne-tli-yv-s-di-ha

altogether

ni-ga-dv

amend

go-tlv-hi-so-di

amplify

a-ta-no-hi-s-ti-di

ancient

a-ga-yv-li-ge

ancient

ka-i-e-le

ancient

hi-lv-hi-yu-i

anniversary

u-de-ti-yi-s-gv

announce

de-ga-no-tsa-tlv-s-ga

announce

de-ga-no-tsa-lv-nv

announced

du-no-tsa-lv-nv

announcement

di-ga-no-tsa-nu-di

another

nu-da-le

another

so-i

answer

ga-wo-hi-li-yv-dv

anthem

a-li-he-li-s-di di-ga-no-gi-s-di

anticipate

u-du-gi e-li-s-di

anticipated

u-du-gi e-li-s-sv

anticipating

u-du-gi e-i-s-gv-i

antique

u-we-ti go-tlv-nv

apiece

a-ni-si-yv-wi-ha-i

apologize

go-hi-yu-do-di-do-hi

appeal

a-ta-yo-s-di

appealed

a-ta-yo-lv-hi

appear

ga-na-nu-go-tsv

appeared

u-na-nu-go-hi-s-di

appearing

ga-na-nu-go-tsv

appears

ga-nu-go-ga

appetite

o-yo-si-s-gv

application

a-ta-yo-s-do-di

applied

i-gv-(na)-ta-nv-hi

apply

i-gv-(na)-do-di

appointment

di-su-ye-dv

appraise

di-gv-wa-(lo)-do-di

apprehend

a-da-ni-ti

approach

a-da-lu-tse-di

arise

di-le-di

arise

a-di-di

army

a-ni--yo--wi-s-gi

arose

du-le-nv

arouse

a-ye-s-do-di-

arrival

u-lu-hi-s-di

arrive

ga-lu-ga

arrived

a-ni-lu-ga

arrived

ga-lu-ga

arrives

ga-lu-hi-s-di-yi

arrives

ga-lu

arriving

ga-lu-hi-s-di-i nu-li-s-dv

art

di-tle-lo-s-do-di

art

di-tli-lo-s-do-di

artificial

di-tli-lo-s-ta-nv

ascend

a-gi-lo-hi-s-di-yi

ascend

a-li-sa-la-di-a

ask

a-dv-dv-hv-s-ga

ask

a-da-dv-(do)-di

asked

a-da-dv-di

asking

ga-da-dv-dv-hv-s-ga

asking

a-da-dv-dv-hv-s-ga

asleep

ga-li-ha

assemble

a-da-tli-so-di

assembly

da-ni-la-wi-v

assert

ka-ne-hi-s-di-yi

assigned

da-tsi-yo-hi-s-se-lv

assignment

di-da-yo-hi-s-se-lv

assortment

di-su-ye-dv

assume

i-ye-li-s-di

assumed

ne-li-sv

astound

a-s-qua-ni-go-hi-s-di

asylum

tsu-ni-lv-no-ti-s-gi-u-ni-yv-s-ti

ate

tsi-ga

ate

a-ga

athirst

u-ta-de-gi-s-gv

attach

a-tlo-ya-s-do-di

attach

ga-sa-ne-na-dv-s-ga

attached

a-tlo-ya-s-ta-nv

attempt

a-ne-(lv)-do-di

attempt

a-ni-lv-do-di

attempted

a-ne-(lv)-ta-nv

attempting

a-ne-(lv)-ti-yi

attended

a-quo-do-lv

attended

u-ne-do-lv

attention

a-(ga)-se-s-do-di

Attention!

ka

authority

da-la-si-dv

authorize

a-da-na-tse-di

authorized

a-tsi-ne-tse-lv

automatic

u-wa-sv--a-na-gi-s-gi

automatic

u-wa-sv a-na-gi-s-gi

available

ye-li-a-wa-dv-di

auction

a-ye-li a-ni-(na)-de-gv

awake

a-ye-gi

awake

u-ye-tsv-i

awake

u-ni-ye-tsv-i

awhile

na-tle-gv-quo

band

di-ni-tse-lu-hi-s-gi

barbed

tsu-tsa-yo-s-di

barely

u-se-ga-tsv-i

bark

tsu-wa-lu-ka

bark

da-su-wi-s-ga

bath

a-da-wo-s-gv

bathe

a-da-wo-a

beat

a-tlo-s-ga

belch

u-wa-gu-le-ga

bend

a-tli-qui-dv-s-ga

bent

u-tsa-s-qui-di

big

u'-ta-na'

big

e-qua

big

e-qua

bigger

u-ta-ni-di

birth

u-de-nv

birthday

u-de-ti-yi-s-gv-i

bit

u-s-ga-lo-tsv

blind

di-ge-wi

blinding

tsu-ga-do-yv-i-s-di

blink

da-ga-ta-na-nah-s-di

bloom

a-tsi-lv--s-ga

blow

a-da-dv-na-s-di

boil

du-s-di

boiling

a-li-tlv-s-gi

borrow

a-do-li-s-ga

borrowed

a-ga-ta-li-s-ta-

borrowed

a-do-li-da

both

i-tsu-la

bounce

a-da-de-ga

bouncing

ka-s-ti

braid

a-s-de-yo-ha

brake

ga-nv-tlo-s-di

bouncing

ka-s-ti

braid

a-s-de-yo-ha

brake

ga-nv-tlo-s-di

bray

a-s-do-a

brayer

a-s-do-s-gi-i

break

a-ga-la-s-ga

breath

ka-wo-la-de-s-gv

breath

v-li-ta

breeder

di-nu-s-gi

business

di-ga-lv-wi-s-da-ni-di

buy

u-wa-s-ga

cairn

da-ga

captive

u-hu-tsi

cause

ni-gv-ni-si-s-gv

certain

u-do-hi-yu

chance

u-dla-nv-da-de-hv

change

ga-ne-tli-yv-s-di

chapter

a-ya-do-lv-i

chief

u-gv-wi-yu-hi

climb

lu-hi

climbing

tsi-li-hu

common

tsu-tsa-ta-quu

company

u-na-da-tlu-gi

competition

a-da-go--nv-do-di-yi

conceived

ne-ha

control

a-ge-ta-di-s-di

copy

da-tli-lo-s-ta-nv

cover

gu-tlv-di

current

a-li-yi-sv--ka-no-he-di

decision

tsu-du-go-ta-nv

delicate

wa-ni-ge

depending

v-li-s-ga-s-do-di-s-gv

design

a-tse-lv--i-gv-ni-di

detail

nu-s-di-da-nv-i

development

du-da-la--wa-dv-hv

different

nu-da-le-hna-v

discussion

ka-no-he-lv-di

distribution

di-di-ga-le-yv

domesticated

u-lv-i-ta

domesticated

gu-nu-tlu-ni

drain

a-tli-yv-s-di

drill

a-ta-le-s-ti

driving

a-yi-li-sv

dry

u-ka-yo-di

effect

i-gu-li-s-do-di

even

i-tsu-la-ha

event

ni-ga-li-s-ta-ni-do-hv

example

yi-da-tli-lo-s-ta-nv

exchange

ga-ne-tli-yv-s-di

existence

gv-ni-ge-sv--nu-s-dv-i

expansion

u-du-no-hi-s-ta-s-ka

experience

u-ga-do-hv-sv

face

u-ka-dv

fact

ya-dv-na--u-do-hi-yv

fast

i-nah-i-yu

fast

ga-tsa-nu-li

fast

ya-lu-a

fast

ga-ya-nu-la

fastened

tsu-ga-nv-yi

fixed

o-s-dv--nu-wa-ne-lv

flame

a-da-we-la-gi-s-gv

flowing

e-gv-i-

flight

u-la-wi-dv-da

fold

ga-que-nv-di

footprints

u-tsu-ni

footprints

u-tsu-la si-nv-yi

forgotten

tsa-wo-ne-su-ga

forked

di-gu-ni

form

u-do-tlv-sv

frosted

a-ya

gall

a-ta-tsu

game

a-la-s-ka-le-ha

game

e-na-ga-ya-hi

gem

nv-ya--o-sa-ni

general

ni-ga-v

goes

e-ga

goodbye

do-da-da-go-hv-i

grip

ga-ni-yv-di

group

u-na-da-tli-sa-hv

growing up

ga-ta-su-ni

grown

u-ta-nu

growth

u-dv-si-di-sv

guide

a-da-se-he-de

Hair & horse!

gi-tlu a-le tsa

handle

gu-wa-da-di

hands

di-wa-yi

hanging

ga-dv-i

hanging

gu-ta

hear

ga-dv-gi-a

hearing

a-dv-gi-s-gv

hello

o-si-yo

hello

si-yo

hello

si-yu

hello

a-si-yu

hide

ga-ne-ga

hide & seek

da-na

history

ka-no-he-s-gi

hold

ti-di-ne-ya

holding

ga-ne-ha

hole

a-ta-le-sv

howl

ge-lu-hv-s-ga

hurry

nu'-la

hurry

u-tli-s-da

I climb

tsi-la-hi

icy

u-ne-s-da-la

idea

a-da-nv-te-di

important

u-li-s-ge-dv

increase

ka-ne-quo-gi

industry

di-ga-lv-wi-s-da-ne-di

inside

ha-wa-ni

interest

u-ne-quo-tsv

invent

go-lu--wa-dv-di

jewel

nv-ya-o-sa-ni

join

a-de-la-di-si-di

journey

v-i-sv-i

judge

di-gu-go-di-s-gi

jump

da-li-ta-de-gv

jump

ha-da-na-wi-dv

justice

du-yu

kneeling

de-tsi-na

know

a-no

know

u-na-ta

know

ho

know

tsa

know

go-li

know

a-qua

knows

u

knows

go

language

ga-wo-ni-hi-s-di

last

o-ni

law

da-ka-na-li-wa-dv-s-di

let's adjourn

di-di-ye-li-hi

let's adjourn

di-ni-ye-li-hi

let's begin

i-da-le

let's begin

ni-da-le-na

let's go

i-ne-na

lift

a-sa-la-do-di

Lightening

a-s-ga-ya gi-ga-ge-i

line

a-s-da-nv-nv

liquid

tsi-ne-gi ya-gu-li

liquid

ga-na

list

do-go-wa-lv

listen

s-ge

long ago

e-li

long ago

hi-la-hi-yu

long ago

go-hi-gi

long winded

gv-li-ta

look

ha-ga-ta

look

ni

look

da-ka-ta

looking

da-ka-na

looking

de-tsi-ka-na

loud

a-s-da-ya

many

u-tsu-ti

mark

u-do-we-lv

mass

ga-tli-sa-nv--u-go-di-di

match

a-tsi-lv--go-tlv-di

May pop

u-wa-ga-hi

medical

ga-no-tlv-gi-nv-wo-ti

meeting

da-na

meeting

di-tlo-hi-s-di-yi

memory

a-nv-da-di-s-di

military

a-ni-ya-wi-s-gi

mind

o-da-nv-dv

mine

a-qua-tse-li

misting

ka-nu-yo-li-di-a

mixed

ga-tli-sa-nv

mixed

u-su-ye

more

si-wu

motion

a-sa--la-do-di

move

a-da-nv-s-di

music

da-ka-no-gi-dv

naked

tsv-ya-ti-ga

naked

u-ya-ti-ga

name

du-do-v

natural

ni-gv-wa-s-dv

necessary

na-s-gi--i-yu-li-s-do-di

need

u-du-la-di

new

a-tse-hi

news

de-tse-i

no, not so

tla-hv

no, not so

v-tla

no, not so

tla

noise

u-no-yv-gv

note

a-da-do-gv--di-ka-no-li

observation

nu-s-dv--di-ka-no-di

offer

a-s-go-lv-do-di

old

a-ga-yv-li

old

a-ga-u-na-li

old

e-ti

old tobacco

tsa-lu a-ga-yv-li

operation

a-tsi-ye-lo-hv

opinion

no-li-s-gv-i

order

a-da-nv-s-di

organization

u-na-do-tlv-hi

paid

ka-no-ha-lv-v-s-gi

pair

u-nv-tsa-dv

part

i-ga-dv

pass

hi-nv-si

pass

de-s-ge-di-si

pass

hi-v-si

pass

hi-ne-v-si

pass

de-s

pass

e-la-di-u ga-ka-du-i

pass

ga-hi-ne-v-si

pass

hi-ka-si

pass

ga-hi-v-si

pass

ti-di-si

pass

di-ga-hi-nv-si

pass

ga-hi-ka-si

pass

de-s-gi-ne-hv-si

pass

de-s-gi-nv-si

pass

hi-di-si

passive

ni

past tense

ge-se-i

pay

u-gi-s-ta-ti a-gu-yv-di

payment

di-gu-yv-di

picture

di-tli-lo-s-ta-nv

place

na-nah-I ha-na-ni

plane

ga-no-hi-li-do

plugged

u

point

go-s-da-yi

polish

ga-lo-ni-di

political

do-gi-ya-dv-u-gv-wa-li

position

na-nah-go-do-gv

possible

i-gv-yi

possible

ye-li-quu

possible

i-gv-yi-i

post

ge-dv-i

pounding

te-s-ta-s

power

u-la-ni-gv-gv

powerful

u

pregnant

ta-lu-li

present

e-do-a

price

tsu-gv-wa-lo-di

print

ga-le-ya-dv

private

u-tse-li-da

probable

ye-li-quu

process

a-yi-lv-s-di

produce

a-du-hi-s-do-di

property

tsu-gv-wa-lo-di-ni-gv-hna-nv

prose

ka-li-no-da-do-la-gv-na

pull

ga-nasa-ne-s-gv

purpose

u-ye-lv-dv-i

push

ga-sa-do-yo-s-di

question

a-dv-dv-hv-s-gi

quiet

a-ye-ga-li

quiet

e-lo-we-hi

quit

tsi-o-hi-s-da

quite

da-ga-sa-s-ti

quite

u-sa-wa-hi a-tsa-wa-li-hu

quite

e-la-wi-i

race

ta

raw

a-go-s-ti

read

hi-go-li-ya

reading

da-go-li-ye-s-gv

ready

a-dv-nv-i-s-ta-no-nv

Really?

do'

remove

a-hv-s-di

rent

a-do-li-s-di

representation

di-ga-la-wi-gi

request

i-ya-da-we-se-di

return

hu-lu-tsa

roll

a-yo-dv-hi

rough

u-da-tsa-dv-di

row

a-da-nv-nv

rows

du-da-nv

rub

ga-nv-li-ye-di

rule

a-s-da-wo-dv-s-do-di

run

di-s-qua-lv-do-di

run

a-tsv-s-ti

run

ti-s-qua-lv-da

sail

a-i-sv

salary

a-da-tla-s-gv

sale

ni-ga-na-ge-gv-na

same

a-yv-s-ti

same

u-tio-yi

saw

u-go-hv-gi

says

a-di-a

scale

di-ga-dv-di

scent

ga-lu-nu-s-ti

science

a-ga-do-hv-s-di

scouts

a-ni-ga-te-no

secret

u-de-li-da

see

tsi-go-wa-ti-ha

selection

a-su-ye-s-di

self

o-wa-sv

separate

tsu-de-le-nah-i

shade

da-wa-di-s-gv

shade

u-da-wa-di-s-gv

shake

a-de-lv-di-yi

sign

go-we-lo-di

simple

nu-tso-s-dv-na

sit down

tsa-la-di

sitting

wa-la-tla

skinning

da-ga-ne-ga la-do-di

sleep

a-hu-lu

sleep

ga-tli-ha

sleep

ga-lv-di

sleep

e-ga-si-nu

sleep

hi-lu-nu

sleeping

tsi-li-hu

sleeting

ga-ne-so-s-ga

small

tsv-s-di

smell

ga-wa-sv-gv

smilax

du-nu-s

smoke

tsu-ga-sv-s-di

smoke

tsu-s-di

smoke

tsu-na-lu-gi

smoking

ga-gi-s

smoky

du-tsu-s-du

solid

a-ka-li-wo-hi

some

i-ga-du

sort

di-su-ye-s-di

sound

u-no-yv-gv

speak slowly

u-s-ga-no

speaking

ga-wo-ni-ha

speech

wa-ni-hu

split

u-ne-s-tli

stage

go-wo-ni-s-di-a-yo-da-dla-v

stamp

ga-ya-lv-di

stand

do-ga

start

a-ni--gi-s-di

state

ka-no-he-i

statement

ka-no-he-lv-hi

steam

a-tsi-lv-ga-sa-do-yo-s-di

step

a-la-s-gv-da

stick

da-ga-lo-s-ti

sticker

u-ni-s-ta-lv-s-ti

stiff

ga-ne-ta-ya

stitch

go-ye-wi-sv

store

u-s'

story

ka-ne-he-lv-s-gi

stretch

di-da-ne-s-do-di

stuffing

a-su-ya-na

stuffing

a-su-ya-na-i

substance

di-ka-no-di

sudden

u-la-ni-gi-da

suggestion

ka-ni-i-s-ta-nv

swallow

tso-de

swallow

u-tsi-ka

sweat

a-li-a-lu

sweat batch

a-li-a-lu u-ta-wa-s-ti

swim

yu-ni

swim

a-da-wo-s-di

system

i-ya-dv-ne-li-da-s-di

talk

ga-wo-ni-s-gv

talk

hi-wo-ni-hi

talking

wo-ni

talking, he or she is

ga-wo-ni

talking, I am

tsi-wo-ni

tanning

u-tsa-da-we

taste

nu-s-du--a-gi-s-di

taste

a-na-tlu-di-i

tax

a-ye-li--a-gu-yv-di

tears (rips)

hi-tsa-ga-lv

tendency

wi-du-yv-go-dv

test

a-ga-dv-di

theory

go-lu-wa-dv-di

thin

sa-gi-i

thing

i-yu-s-di

thirsty

da-s-ti-he

thought

ne-li-sv

tight

a-s-da-ya

tip

u-s

tire

a-dla--a-tlv-di

tired

da-gi-a-wu-ga

tired

gi-a-wu-ga

tired

tsu-ya-we-tsv-hi

touch

a-sv-na-s-di

tracks

u-ta-si-nv-yi

trade

da-na-li-s-ka

trade

di-da-ne-tli-yv-e-di

trail

nv-ne-hi

trailing

ga-la-nu-ni

transparent

u-lv-su-ti

transportation

a-ni--gi-s-do-di

travel

e-do-li-do-hv

try

ah-ne-li-ta

turn

a-ga-ta-hv-s-di

twilight

u-sv-hi-yi

twin

di-ni-la-wi

twist

a-s-de-ya-s-di

twist

u-gv-tsu-s-ti

unit

sa-quu-ha

use

gv-do-di

verse

u-da-tlv-gv

view

di-ka-no-di-i

voice

ka-ne-gv-u-no-yv-gv

wage

a-da-tlo-s-gi

waiting

a-ga-ti-yv

walk

a-i-sv

wall

a-so-yv

want

u-na-du'-li

was

ge-se-i

wash

a-di-wa-s-ti

wash

a-gv-s-quo-s-di

watch

a-ka-lu-ga

watch

wa-tsi

wave

da-s-tli-ne-ga

way

ga-lo-hi-s-di

wealth

na-gu-se

welcome

tsi-lu-gi

welcome

u-li-he-li-s-di

well

ka

wet

ga-du-li-da

wet

a-ma

which?

ga-do

whistle

a-ye-la-li-do-hi

who?

ka-ga

wild

ga-ya-da-hi

wild

i-na-ge-hi

with the hands

u-wa'-yi gu-ti

wooly

u-nu-du-na

word

ka-ne-tsv

word

ka-ne-i-s-di

work

di-ga-lv-wi-s-da-ne-di

write

ho-we-lv-ga

writing

a-no-wi-li-s-gv

wrong

ga-li-da-s-ta-nv-hi

yellow money

a-de-la da-lo-ne-ga

young

a-wa-ni-ta

young

ni-ta

young

a-yo-li

young

ga-lo-hi-s-di-yi

 

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