paahu

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Hopi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *pa. Cognates include Comanche paa, Northern Paiute paa, Panamint paa, Shoshone paa, Tübatulabal bal, Serrano bāte, Gabrielino-Fernandeño par Cahuilla pál, Luiseño páála, Classical Nahuatl ātl, Yaqui baaʔam

Noun[edit]

paahu (plural paavahu)

  1. water
  2. spring

References[edit]

  • Ekkehart Malotki, ‎Michael Lomatuway'ma, ‎Lorena Lomatuway'ma, Hopi Tales of Destruction (2002, ISBN 0803282834, page 142