díchʼííʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di- (sensory) + -◌́- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-chʼííʼ (neuter perfective stem of root -CHʼÍÍʼ, “to burn”)

Verb[edit]

díchʼííʼ

  1. it is hot, spicy, piquant, bitter
  2. it smarts

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is semantically limited to expression in the third person.

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

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (ni), third person only.

Derived terms[edit]