shádiʼááh

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Navajo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

shádiʼááh

  1. a solid roundish object (SRO) starts to be carried

Noun[edit]

shádiʼááh

  1. south

Usage notes[edit]

Each of the four cardinal directions is associated with a different color. Shádiʼááh is associated with the color turquoise (dootłʼizhii), and is considered the second direction. The word shádiʼááh comes from shá ‎(sun), and refers to the sun’s highest point, noontime. This direction represents the midday, planning (nahatʼá), summer, beans, childhood, the body, and motor skills. It also represents the tó áhání clan.