agaan

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Athabaskan *-ɢa̓·ŋ-əʔ.

Cognate with Western Apache -gan, Chiricahua -gan, Jicarilla -gan, Lipan -gąą’, Plains Apache -gąą, Sarcee -gànὰ’, Hupa -ɢan-, Mattole -gaane’, Galice gaaneʔ, Chilcotin -gán, Slavey -gǫ́’, Hare North Slavey -góné’, Dogrib -gǫ̀, Chipewyan -gané, Sekani -gòne’, Beaver -góné’, Lower Tanana -gonaʔ, Hän -gæ̀nn’, Ahtna -ggaane’, Dena'ina -ɢuna, Eyak -ɢəla’, Tlingit jín (hand).

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Noun[edit]

agaan (compound forms gąą-, gą-, gan-)

  1. arm, someone’s arm
  2. foreleg, limb, branch, front wheel
    tsin bigaantree limb

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