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English - Diné (Navajo) Dictionary:  M

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made (how it is), the technique of making, how to make, the making of
1l98gi
b11h 1l98gi (bakery)
b11h [ikan7 1l98gi (bakery [of sweet rolls and cakes])
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made it (he), he built it
1yiilaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , 1hoolaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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made it (I), I built it
1sh[aa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , 7ish[aa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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made (it is being)
1ln44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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made (it was)
1lyaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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made (those that are), their making it
1daal7n7g77
b11h 1daal7n7g77 (bakery)
b11h [ikan7 1daal7n7g77 (bakery [of sweet rolls and cakes])
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maintains an area (he)
1h0sin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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maintains it (he), he keeps it
1y0sin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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make (how to), how it is made, the technique of making, the making of
1l98gi
b11h 1l98gi (bakery)
b11h [ikan7 1l98gi (bakery [of sweet rolls and cakes])
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make it as a profession (I)
1sh9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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make it (he will), he will built it
77dool77[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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make it (I will)
1deesh[99[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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makes for another person (one), one prepares for another person
b11j7l44h
S1anii d00 hast07 chiy11n b11j7l44hgo yaa1h44h n7zin [eh.  (Women and men elders are thankful when one prepares meals/food for them.)
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makes ill, makes illness
y33h dahoo[aah
Chiy11n doo y11teh7g77 47 hats77s y33h dahoo[aah.  (Unhealthy food makes your body ill.)
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makes illness, makes ill
y33h dahoo[aah
Chiy11n doo y11teh7g77 47 hats77s y33h dahoo[aah.  (Unhealthy food makes your body ill.)
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makes it as an [occupation] (he)
77[9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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makes it as an [occupation] (the one who)
77[7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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making it (he is), he is building it
77l44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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making it (I am), I am building it
1sh[44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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making it (their), those that are made
1daal7n7g77
b11h 1daal7n7g77 (bakery)
b11h [ikan7 1daal7n7g77 (bakery [of sweet rolls and cakes])
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making of (the), how to make, how it is made, the technique of making
1l98gi
b11h 1l98gi (bakery)
b11h [ikan7 1l98gi (bakery [of sweet rolls and cakes])
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making (the technique of), how it is made, how to make, the making of
1l98gi
b11h 1l98gi (bakery)
b11h [ikan7 1l98gi (bakery [of sweet rolls and cakes])
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male (daughter of a)
bitsi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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male hogan
A hogan that looks like a snow cone with the tip at the top.   It was created in the Fourth World of Navajo mythology.
hooghan bik3
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male (son of a)
biye Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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male's maternal niece, maternal aunt
am1 y1zh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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male's mother's brother
ad17 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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male's sister's son
ada Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Man (First).   The first man in Navajo mythology.   First Woman and First Man have been around since the beginning.
Ats4 Hastiin
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man (older), elder [man]
hastiin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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man (white), anglo
bilag1ana Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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man's daughter
atsi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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man's son
aye Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Many Farms, Arizona
D11keh Hal1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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many (how), how much, several
d7kw77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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marker (clothes), tailor
4477[7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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marker (yes/no question)
da Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mat (for sleeping)
yaat[oh
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maternal aunt, male's maternal niece
am1 y1zh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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maternal grandfather (his/her)
bicheii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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maternal grandfather's clan
dash7chei , cheii
T0d7ch7inii dash7chei d00 Tan44szahnii dash7n1[7.  (The Bitter Water Clan are my maternal grandfather's clan and The Badlands People are my paternal grandfather's clan.)
Hello my friend!   My name is Harrison Lapahie (Jr.).   I am Bitahnii, born for T1chiinii.   My cheii is T0d7ch7inii and my n1l7 is Taneeszahnii.
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maternal grandmother
am1 s1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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maternal niece (male's), maternal aunt
am1 y1zh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mature (he/she is)
h0y3
At44d h0y3.  (The girl is mature.)
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maybe, perhaps
daats7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mean (he is), he is stern
hashk4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mean (I am), I am stern
hashishk4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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means of (by), with it
bee Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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measurement in feet, measurement in foot
ad4eseez Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Shiy11zh 47 hast33 ad4eseez 1n7[n44z.  (My son is six feet tall.)
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measurement in foot, measurement in feet
ad4eseez Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Shiy11zh 47 hast33 ad4eseez 1n7[n44z.  (My son is six feet tall.)
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(measuring) ruler, measuring tape
bee 7daneel22h7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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measuring tape, (measuring) ruler
bee 7daneel22h7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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meat, flesh
ats8 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
ats8 bisg2  (dried meat)
ats8 yik1n7, ats8 yik1n7g77  (ground meat)
a[k7niilgizh  (meat jerky)
ats8 naashch77n  (mixed dried meats [used ceremonially])
Naaly4h4 b1hooghandi ats8 d00 nanise dah0l=.  (Meats, fruits and vegetables at the supermarket.)
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meat (dried)
ats8 bisg2
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meat (ground)
ats8 yik1n7 , ats8 yik1n7g77
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meat (his/her/its), his/her/its flesh
bits8 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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meat jerky
a[k7niilgizh
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meats (mixed dried) [used ceremonially]
ats8 naashch77n
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mechanic
chid7 aneilini
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medical doctor
azee 77[7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Shitah honeizgaigo biniiy4 azee 77[7n7 bich8 nis4y1.  (I went to see a doctor for my illness.)
Azee 77[7n7 nil9. Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. ,  (He is a doctor.)
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medical nurse
azee neikaah7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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medicine
azee
Azee 47 hatah honeizgaigo choo9.  (Medicine is used when one is ill.)
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medicine (cold), tablets, cough syrup
dikos azee ahilneeh7g77 d00 yidl1n7g77
Dikos azee yidl1n7g77 yishdl33 n7t44 doo diskos da.  (I am not coughing after taking some cough syrup.)
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medicine (cough)
dikos azee
Dikos azee 47 doo [ikan.  (Cough medicine does not taste good.)
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medicine (headache), tylenol, aspirin
atsiitsiin diniih azee
atsiitsiin diniih azee  (head + pain, ache, it hurts + medicine = headache medicine)
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medicine (western)
bilag1ana beeazee
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meeting begins (it a).   It (a meeting) begins.
baa haald44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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meeting has convened (a)
1[ah azl99 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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meeting is convening (a)
1[ah aleeh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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(meeting is) in process (a)
aleeh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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meeting will convene (a)
1[ah adoolee[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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meetings convene repeatedly
1[ah n11dleeh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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members of the body (he/she among), he/she among them, he/she among people, he/she among others
bitah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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men (older), elders [men]
hast07 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
S1anii d00 hast07 chiy11n b11j7l44hgo yaa1h44h n7zin [eh.  (Women and men elders are thankful when one prepares meals/food for them.)
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mesa
dah azk1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Mesa (Huerfano), Sacred Mountain of the Center, New Mexico.
Dzi[ N1oodi[ii
Dzi[ N1oodi[ii was created in the Fourth World of Navajo mythology.   The name refers to a mythological event involving the movement of people around the mesa.
dzi[ (mountain) + n1oodi[ (people move around it) + ii (the one)

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metal, knife
b44sh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mid-afternoon
a[n7n73 d00 bikij8
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midday, noon
a[n44aah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , a[n7n73 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
A[n7n73go 47 j0honaa47 y1 a[n77gi yig11[ [eh.  (At noon the sun is in the middle of the sky.)
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midday (during), during noon
a[n7n732go
A[n7n732go dadiid77[.  (Let's eat during noon.)
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mid-morning
dah adii3
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milk
abe Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mind (his), his willingness
b7ni Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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minute (as the division of a clock face), inch (as the division of a yard), degree (as the division of a thermometer), dot (period), speck.   (up + black)
dah alzhin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ashdla1adah dah alzhinj8 shan7d7t11h.  (I have a 15 minute break.)
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minutes (in  ?????)
dah alzhin ni7lkidgo
ni7lkidgo  (something having moved as far as a point. i.e. the hour hand)
Ashdla1adah dah alzhin ni7lkidgo yah a]diijah.  (We'll reconvene in 15 minutes.)
T1diin dah alzhin ni7lkidgo dadiid99[.  (In 30 minutes we'll eat.)
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misbehave (not to), not to be naughty
doo hwe1d7l1ah da
Doo hwe1d7l1ah da.  (One should not be naughty/misbehave.)
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Miss Navajo Nation
Naabeeh0 Bicheeke
Some individuals had suggested using Din4 Bicheeke but that translation is more of a masculine possessive term.
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mixed dried meat [used ceremonially]
ats8 naashch77n
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molded them (he/she)
hazk33z
Ashiik3 halah chiy11n yee hazk33z.  (The sisters molded the boys with food.)
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Monday
Dam0o Biisk1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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money, dollar
b4eso Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mops (one)
t11h0jigis
Nig00 t11h0jigis.  (One mops the floor.)
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morning
ab7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , ahb7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Y11t44h ab7n7!  (Good morning!)
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morning (mid-)
dah adii3
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morning (this), morning (yesterday)
ab7n7d33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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morning (yesterday), morning (this)
ab7n7d33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mother
am1 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Am1 d00 azh44 naaltsoos nidayii[niih.  (Mother and father buy books.)
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mother (father's), father's father, paternal grandmother, paternal grandfather
an1l7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mother (his/her)
bim1 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mother (paternal grand), paternal grandfather, father's father, father's mom
an1l7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mother (their)
ham1
Ham1 da hazh44 da bi44 b1 b1jiigis.  (One can wash their mother's or father's clothes.)
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mother's brother (male's)
ad17 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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motor oil
akah [izhin7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mountain
dzi[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Mountain East of Center (Sacred)
Ch0ol97 , Nit[iz Dzil , Nt[iz Dzil
Sacred Mountain East of Center is known as Gobernador Knob (Ch0ol97).   It is lesser known as Hard Goods Mountain (Nt[iz Dzil or Nit[iz Dzil).   Gobernador Knob was created in the Fourth World of Navajo mythology.
Ch0ol97 47 Nit[iz Dzil 1t4.  (Gobernador Knob is Hard Goods Mountain.)
Ch0ol97 47 Nt[iz Dzil 1t4.  (Gobernador Knob is Hard Goods Mountain.)
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mountain extends (the)
dzi[ n71 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Mountain (Hard Goods)
Nit[iz Dzil , Nt[iz Dzil , Ch0ol97
Hard Goods Mountain (Nt[iz Dzil or Nit[iz Dzil) is more known as Gobernador Knob (Ch0ol97).   It is the Sacred Mountain East of Center and was created in the Fourth World of Navajo mythology.
Nit[iz Dzil 47 Ch0ol97 1t4.  (Hard Goods Mountain is Gobernador Knob.)
Nt[iz Dzil 47 Ch0ol97 1t4.  (Hard Goods Mountain is Gobernador Knob.)
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Mountain of the Center (Sacred), Huerfano Mesa, New Mexico.
Dzi[ N1oodi[ii
Dzi[ N1oodi[ii was created in the Fourth World of Navajo mythology.   The name refers to a mythological event involving the movement of people around the mesa.
dzi[ (mountain) + n1oodi[ (people move around it) + ii (the one)

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Mountain of the North (Sacred), Hesperus Peak, Colorado, of the Navajo.   It was created in the Fourth World in Navajo mythology.
Dib4 Nitsaa , Dib4 Ntsaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Mountain of the West (Sacred), San Francisco Peaks, just north of Flagstaff, Arizona.   It was created in the Fourth World of Navajo mythology.
Dookooos[77d Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mouth (his/her)
biz44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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movement toward, along, alongside, among, around.   An enclitic particle suffix attached to the end of a noun that causes the word to move toward, along, alongside, among, or around, a specific place.
-g00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
)ltag00 d4y1.  (I am going to school.)  or  (I am on my way to school.)
Nan7zhoozh7g00 diitash.  (Let us go to Gallup.)
T1b22hg00 yig11l.  (He is walking along the shore.)
Atiing00 yish11[.  (I am walking along the road.)
Dzi[g00 naash1.  (I am walking around in the mountains.)
Naad33 bitahg00 naash1.  (I am walking around in (among) the corn.)
Dzi[ bik11g00 shi[ naata.  (I am riding around above the mountain (in a plane).)
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Ms., woman, lady
asdz11n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , asdz1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , asdz33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Asdz33 atah naan4ego tsitsaa binedi n1h0dees99.  (When the woman was playing the game she hid them behind the box.)
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much (how), how many, several
d7kw77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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much work with it (there is)
baa naanish hasin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mud
hasht[ish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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mud covered bread oven
b11h bighan
Shighandi b11h bighan shee h0l=.  (I have a mud covered bread oven at my home.)
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mule
dzaan44z Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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multiplicative times suffix.   A multiplicative suffix attached at the end of a Navajo number meaning times.
-di Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
t11[1h1di  (one time, once)
naakidi  (two times, twice)
t1adi  (three times, thrice)
t11[1h1di neezn1diin  (one hundred)
t11[1h1di neezn1diindi  (one hundred times)
naakidi neezn1diin  (two hundred)
naakidi neezn1diindi  (two hundred times)
t1adi neezn1diin  (three hundred)
t1adi neezn1diindi  (three hundred times)
t1adi neezn1diindi m77l  (three hundred thousand)
t11[1h1di m77l d00 ba22 n1h1st4idi neezn1diin d00 ba22 tsostsidiin d00 ba22 tsostsid  (one thousand nine hundred and seventy seven)   ((1 X 1000) + (9 X 100) + 70 + 7)
n1h1st47ts1adahdi neezn1diin d00 ba22 tsostsidiin d00 ba22 tsostsid  ((19 X 100) + 70 + 7 = 1977)   (one thousand nine hundred and seventy seven)
D7kw7idish2?  (How many times?)
d7kw7idi sh99  (several times)
l27di or t00 ahay07di  (many times)
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muscle(s)
adoh
Adoh 47 ats77s bee bidziil d00 bitsxe.  (Muscles give the body power and strength.)
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mutton
dib4 bits8 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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