ooljééʼ daaztsą́

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ooljééʼ ‎(moon) + daaztsą́ ‎(he died)

Verb[edit]

ooljééʼ daaztsą́

  1. lunar eclipse
    Ooljééʼ daatsaah — It’s the lunar eclipse (present tense)
    Ooljééʼ dootsááł — It will be a lunar eclipse (future tense)

Usage notes[edit]

Some people object to the term ooljééʼ daaztsą́, because it means the moon is sick, or has died. These people prefer the synonym below, tłʼéhonaaʼéí łahgo áʼdílnééh, which means the moon is changing its appearance.

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