iqyax

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Unangan Aleut iqyax(kayak)

Noun[edit]

iqyax

  1. A bidarka.
    • 2000, Sue Harrison, Cry of the Wind, page 51:
      Each pain was a wave, and she tried to float above it, as though she were back in that small iqyax with Sok, riding the North Sea when she came as his bride to the River People.
    • 2004, in The Woodenboat page 17:
      An especially genuine example is in the hands of a young Aleut man named Chris Lokanin, who aims to carry on his ancestral iqyax-building []