tsin ííʼáii

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tsin (wood) + ííʼá (it sticks up) + -ii (nominalizer)

Noun[edit]

tsin ííʼáii

  1. upright pole, tree

Usage notes[edit]

While this can be used to mean tree in some instances, such as specifying a standing tree as opposed to a log or other wood lying on the ground, it is not normally used to mean tree. Instead, Navajo requires the species of tree to be used. For example, tʼiis (cottonwood).

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