shádiʼááh

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Navajo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

shádiʼááh

  1. a solid roundish object (SRO) starts to be carried

Noun[edit]

shádiʼááh

  1. south

Usage notes[edit]

Each of the four cardinal directions is associated with a different color. Shádiʼááh is associated with the color turquoise (dootłʼizhii), and is considered the second direction. The word shádiʼááh comes from shá (sun), and refers to the sun’s highest point, noontime. This direction represents the midday, planning (nahatʼá), summer, beans, childhood, the body, and motor skills. It also represents the tó áhání clan.