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Diné (Navajo) - English Dictionary:  Z, Zh

English → Diné:   [ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ]
Diné → English:   [ A B Ch, Ch D, Dl, Dz E G, Gh H, Hw I J K, K, Kw L, { M N O S, Sh T, T, Tl, Ts, Ts W X Y Z, Zh ]
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- Z, Zh -

    Sound:  Z as in zone za11n (vowel).   Zh as in fusion nizh0n7 (beautiful, great, wonderful).

za11n
vowel
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zaani[
herbal medicine used ceremonially.   Literal translation:   plural objects are put into mouths.
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z1b22h
mouth, lips (the periphery or border of the mouth)
Literal translation:   z1 = a combining form of –z44 (mouth) + b22h (edge, border)
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z1b22h bee yichx7h7
lipstick, lip rouge
Literal translation:   z1b22h (periphery of the mouth) + bee (with it) + yichx77h (it is made a vivid red) + –7 (the one)
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z1b22h bee yitood7
napkin
Literal translation:   z1b22h (periphery of the mouth) + bee (with it) + yitood (adhering matter is wipped off) + –7 (the one)   (that with which ahering matter is wiped off the mouth and lips)
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Zahadoolzhaa7
Fringed Mouth.   Zahadoolzhaa7 is a ceremonial term relating to a fringed mask used in the Night Chant.
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zahal1nii
mocking bird
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zahalch7ii
solpugid, sun spider. &nsp; Literal translation:   the one with a red mouth.
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zanii
politician.   Zanii is a modern slang, derivation uncertain.
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zas (Western Navajo) Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , yas (Eastern Navajo) Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
snow
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zask4
snowshoes
Literal translation:   zas (snow) + –k4 (shoe)
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z44d4el1h7 , z44d4eti7
necktie, bolo tie, collar (on a shirt or coat)
z44d4el1h7:   Literal translation:   z44– (mouth, throat) + d4el1 (a slender flexible object dangles) + (h)7 (the one)   (the slender flexible object that dangles at the throat)
z44d4eti7:   Literal translation:   z44– (mouth, throat) + d4eti (it hangs or dangles in a straight line)
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z44d4e[doii , z44d44[tsooz7
neckerchief, scarf.
z44d4e[doii:   Literal Translation:   dangling neck-warmer.
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z44d44[tsooz7 , z44d4e[doii
neckerchief, scarf.
z44d4e[doii:   Literal Translation:   dangling neck-warmer.
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z44d4ely44h
neckband
z44d4ely44h is a ceremonial object, made of otter or beaver skin, obtained from the Utes or Paiutes.
Literal translation:   z44– (mouth, throat) + d4ely44h (a bulky or heavy object dangles)
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z44d4eti7 , z44d4el1h7
necktie, bolo tie, collar (on a shirt or coat)
z44d4eti7:   Literal translation:   z44– (mouth, throat) + d4eti (it hangs or dangles in a straight line)
z44d4el1h7:   Literal translation:   z44– (mouth, throat) + d4el1 (a slender flexible object dangles) + (h)7 (the one)   (the slender flexible object that dangles at the throat)
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z44iilwoii
foxtail grass
Literal translation:   z44– (mouth, throat) + iilwo (it customarily runs away out of sight) + –ii (the one)   (the one that goes into the throat)
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z44n1zti7
shirt collar, necktie
Literal translation:   z44– (mouth, throat) + n1zti (it encircles it) + –7 (the one)   (the one that encircles the throat)
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zh47
king (in gambling cards), from the Spanish word, ‘rey’ (king)
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Zhinii , Naakaii {izhinii
African, Negro, Black person.   A person who considers themselves primarily of the African race.
Zhinii:   Literal translation:   zhin = [i–zhin (he is black) + –ii (the one)
Naakaii {izhinii:   Literal translation:   Naakaii (Mexican) + zhin = [i–zhin (he is black) + –ii (the one)
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zho
fun thing, for fun
Nd11 47 doo zh- 1t4e da, naaah00hai 47 zh- nl9.  (The War Dance is not a fun thing, but a rodeo is.)  meaning  (The War Dance is a solemn and serious religious event, while the rodeo is carried on for recreational purposes.)
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