názbąs

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ná- (circular) + -z- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -bąs (imperfective verb stem)

The zero sense appears to have evolved in reference to the shape of the number, similar to oh in English usage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

názbąs

  1. it is circular, round

Usage notes[edit]

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

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

Noun[edit]

názbąs

  1. a circle

Numeral[edit]

názbąs

  1. zero

Synonyms[edit]