akʼéí

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- ‎(indefinite possessive pronoun, someone's) + kʼé ‎(peace, friendship) + ‎(nominalizer)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

akʼéí ‎(plural akʼéíyóó)

  1. kin, kinsman, kinfolk, relatives (by blood or by the maternal or paternal clan lines)
    Yáʼátʼééh shikʼéí dóó shidineʼé
    (file)
    Greetings to my kin and to my people. (formal but intimate expression for greeting a large group at the start of a speech)

Inflection[edit]