nááhai

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bináhááh ‎(to be [so many] years old), perfective tense binááhai, from -hááh ‎(imperfective stem, “to pass a winter, year”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nááhai

  1. year
  2. a year (completely) passed
    naadįįłaʼ shinááhai — I’m 21 years old.