Chitwaa Baachanik Giizhigad (St. Patrick’s Day)

Here are words and phrases for talking about St. Patrick’s Day.

A row of flowers in the Woodland art style by Neebin Southall

Ikidowinan (Words)

A row of flowers in the Woodland art style by Neebin Southall

Ezhi-aabajitooyang onow ikidowinan (How we use these words)

  • St Patrick-15 Ninandawaabandaamin nisobag.
    We are searching for a 3-leaf shamrock.
  • St Patrick-16 Gimbiizikaanaawaan ozhaawashko-naabikaaganan miinawaa ozhaawashko-wiiwakwaanan.
    You all are wearing green necklaces and green hats.
  • St Patrick-17 Gibiminizha’aanaan wegaasikonawiid miinawaa gibiminizh’aamin nagweyaab apii nandawaabamangid ozaawaa-zhooniyaawakik.
    We all follow a leprechaun and we all follow the rainbow when we all search for a pot of gold.
A row of flowers in the Woodland art style by Neebin Southall

Grianán Ailigh, a ring fort built in 1700 BC that sits atop a mountain at Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland.

Gego gii-idang Baachanik (Things St. Patrick Said)

The passage below is a translated excerpt from a prayer attributed to St. Patrick who wisely recognized the connection between the people of Éireann and the natural world around them.

St Patrick-18
Nimbazigwi noongom
I arise today, through

St Patrick-19
Ge-mashkawaag giizhig
The strength of heaven,

St Patrick-20
Ge-waasizod giizis
The light of the sun,

St Patrick-21
Ge-waasaabikizod dibiki-giizis
The radiance of the moon,

St Patrick-22
Ge-miikawaadak ishkode
The splendor of fire,

St Patrick-23
The speed of lightning,

St Patrick-24
The swiftness of wind,

St Patrick-25
Ge-dimiig chi-gaming
The depth of the sea,

St Patrick-26
Ge-zoongang aki
The stability of the earth,

St Patrick-27
Ge-mashkawiziwaad asiniig.
The firmness of rock.

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