siʼą́

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

s- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -ʼą́ (to move (of a round/bulky object), perfective verb stem)

Verb[edit]

siʼą́

  1. it lies, it sets (meaning that a single round or bulky object, such as a house, mountain, town, book or hat, lies/sets or is located)
    bił yaa siʼą́ — it is covered by it

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is semantically limited to expression in the singular third person. For multiple objects, use the verb naazʼą́.

This is a neuter verb that uses only the perfective stem.

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