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hózhǫ́

NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

The prefix hó- (adjective marker for places, locations and space) plus the verb stem -zhǫ́ (“beautiful”, “peaceful”).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

hózhǫ́

  1. (nominalization of the verb) beauty and harmony, peace, balance, happiness and contentment, wholeness, goodness
    hózhǫ́ náhásdlį́į́ʼ
    it has become beauty again; beauty is restored

VerbEdit

hózhǫ́

  1. (neuter imperfective) to become/be beautiful, peaceful, harmonious, nice
    bił hózhǫ́
    with him, things are beautiful → he is happy
    baa shił hózhǫ́
    about it, with me, things are beautiful → I am happy about it (that it is done well in terms of quality)

Related termsEdit

  • NEUTER IMPERFECTIVE: -zhǫ́
  • PERFECTIVE: -zhǫǫd
  • FUTURE: -zhǫǫł
  • ITERATIVE: -jǫh
  • OPTATIVE: -zhǫ́h

AdverbEdit

hózhǫ́

  1. well
  2. very, extremely
  3. very much

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