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EtymologyEdit

ná- (around) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-zhah (reversative imperfective stem of root -ZHAʼ, “to be curved”).

VerbEdit

názhah

  1. he/she is curling up, is curling his/her body around

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Reversative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person náshah néiijah nídeiijah
2nd person nánízhah náhshah nídaahshah
3rd person názhah nídaazhah
4th person níjízhah nídajizhah
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person níshézhah níshiijah nídashiijah
2nd person níshínízhah níshoozhah nídashoozhah
3rd person názhah nídaazhah
4th person níjízhah nídajizhah

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

názhah

  1. third-person singular and dual perfective of názhah

NounEdit

názhah

  1. horseshoe shaped, crescent shaped