Yas Niłtʼees

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yas (snow) + niłtʼees (frying, roasting). Compare Western Apache Zas Nłtʼees (December, roasting snow).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Yas Niłtʼees

  1. January
    Díí yiziłígíí éí Yas Niłtʼees wolyé
    This month is called January.

Usage notes[edit]

So named because the snow roasts the skin, or causes frostbite.

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