niʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Athabaskan *nʸənˀ (earth, world, ground, floor).

Noun[edit]

niʼ

  1. ground, earth, world
    niʼ bikááʼon Earth
  2. floor
    Hooghan góneʼ niʼgóó ayóo sikʼaz.The floor in the house is very cold.
  3. (Mythology) one of the four Worlds in Navajo creation story

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Particle[edit]

niʼ

  1. the late (following the name of a recently deceased person), deceased
  2. former
  3. nonexistent

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Yucatec Maya[edit]

Noun[edit]

niʼ (plural niʼoʼob)

  1. (anatomy) nose