Sense represents aspects of meaning that do not depend on a particular context of use. In other words, sense is a fact about language and most commonly can be thought of as the definition that you would find next to a word in a dictionary. (Kroeger, 2018, p. 21) In addition, nouns and noun phrases may have different senses, or they may have the same.


nexwníw advice; teaching; upbringing; instructions; ways; fashion; manners.
snewíyelh advice.
Example in the Skwxwu7mesh Context of Similar but Different Senses (using material from Squamish Nation Education Department, 2011, p. 226)


Kroeger, P. R. (2018). Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics. Language Science Press.

Squamish Nation Education Department. (2011). Skwxwú7mesh sníchim-xwelíten sníchim skexwts: Squamish-English dictionary. University of Washington Press & Squamish Nation Education Department. SFU Student Access.