diyin

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di- (sanctity) + -Ø- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-yin (neuter imperfective stem of root -YĮĮD, “to be holy”).

Verb[edit]

diyin

  1. it is sacred
  2. he/she is holy

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb. As such, it has only the imperfective stem.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person dinishyin diniigin dadiniigin
2nd person diníyin dinohyin dadinohyin
3rd person diyin dadiyin
4th person jidiyin dazhdiyin

Noun[edit]

diyin

  1. the holy being, supernatural being
  2. holy

Derived terms[edit]