sih hasin

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sih (mercy, kindness, to be satisfied) + hasin (to become), neuter imperfective of hasįįh (to become), from ha- (pronoun denoting space) + sįįh (to be caused to exist), from *-łzįįh, from -ł- (classifier) + -zįįh (imperfective stem meaning “to stand up”).

Noun[edit]

sih hasin

  1. assurance
  2. positive attitude
  3. assessment, reflection

Usage notes[edit]

Sih hasin is closely associated with north (náhookǫs) and the color black (łizhin).