diyin

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

di- (sanctity, holiness) + -yin (neuter imperfective stem, to be holy)

Noun[edit]

diyin

  1. the holy being, supernatural being
  2. holy
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

di- (sanctity) + -ni- (adjectival) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -yin (imperfective verb stem)

Verb[edit]

diyin

  1. it is sacred
  2. he/she is holy
Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb. As such, it has only the imperfective stem.

Conjugation[edit]
IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person dinishyin diniigin dadiniigin
2nd person diníyin dinohyin dadinohyin
3rd person diyin dadiyin
4th person jidiyin dazhdiyin