hózhǫ́

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

hózhǫ́

  1. beauty and harmony, peace, balance, happiness and contentment, wholeness, goodness
    bił hózhǫ́
    he is happy
    baa shił hózhǫ́
    I am happy about it (that it is done well in terms of quality)
    hózhǫ́ náhásdlį́į́ʼ
    it has become beauty again; beauty is restored

Adverb[edit]

hózhǫ́

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

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