Yas Niłtʼees

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yas ‎(snow) + niłtʼees ‎(frying, roasting). Compare Western Apache Zas Nłtʼees ‎(December, roasting snow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Yas Niłtʼees

  1. January
    Díí yiziłígíí éí Yas Niłtʼees wolyé
    This month is called January.

Usage notes[edit]

So named because the snow roasts the skin, or causes frostbite.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]