níłchʼi

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Navajo[edit]

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Particularly: “This looks like possibly a perfective verb form, similar to níyol.”

Noun[edit]

níłchʼi

  1. air, breeze, wind
    “the air or atmosphere in its entirety, including such air when in motion, conceived as having a holy quality and powers that are not acknowledged in Western culture” — McNeley, James. Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy. Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1981
  2. gas
    níłchʼi łikoníflammable gas
  3. spirit, benevolent spirits

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