by William Bright and Susan Gehr (© Karuk Tribe)
chifich to defeat, to beat someone in a contest, to beat someone at gambling
lexicon ID #1110 | revised Nov 03 2005
chifich • V • to defeat, to beat someone in a contest, to beat someone at gambling
Source: WB 289, p.330
- chifíichtihaphanik ikreemyahváraa pakurihákaam. They couldn't beat him at playing music or singing. [Reference: KS1. Eel 003]
- ápapkam takinchífich. One side beat the other. [Reference: WB 13: Coyote's Gambling Song 007]
Sentence examples (8)
ápapkam tá kinchífich.
One side beat them (on the other side).
vúra tá kinchífich.
They beat them.
púyava patóo xus
" tá kanachífich,"
kári pamutêenva tóo syuunkiv.
And when she thought, "I've been beaten," then she pulled off her earrings.Source: Mamie Offield, "The Perils of Weasel" (WB_KL-19) | read full text
púyava pakéevniikich tá kunchífich.
Then the old woman was beaten.Source: Mamie Offield, "The Perils of Weasel" (WB_KL-19) | read full text
chavúra uum koovúra tá kunchífich akráa chamuxich'îin.
Finally Sucker won everything from Eel.Source: Mamie Offield, "Eel and Sucker" (WB_KL-37) | read full text
kári xás vaa káru vúra uchífich.
Then he won those too.Source: Mamie Offield, "Eel and Sucker" (WB_KL-37) | read full text
kári xás uxus,
" máva aaníhich tá kunchífich."
And he thought, "Look, big brother's getting beaten."Source: Mamie Offield, "Shinny Game Medicine" (WB_KL-54) | read full text
And they beat him.Source: Nettie Reuben, "The Pool in Big Rock" (WB_KL-59) | read full text