ba̱'wis [*ba̱/'wis]
1. common noun. monkey; sasquatch
../mp3s/b/ba'os-mb-k-01.mp3 Wag̱ayt 'nastoo ha'lidzox di wil wan ba'wis. Monkeys live on the other side of the world.
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2. intransitive verb. crazy
../mp3s/b/ba'wis-db-kk-03.mp3 G̱axpa ba'wisa siwaatksu ła hats'i ts'uusgu. Sometimes when I was small I was called ba'wis.
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Related entries: Dialectal Variant ba̱'os  monkey

Bibliographic sources: Dunn, Practical Dictionary entry: 141. | Source: Draft Dictionary entry.