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NAG  she is always nagging her husband: hiihoowni'o'xuuhee hiix, hiux

 

 

 

NAIL (of a finger or toe) anim. or inan. noun; wo'ox, pl. wo'oxuu; my nails: no'oxuu; his (her) nail: hi'ox; I have long nails: heneenenkoseinoo; cut your nails!: kou'koseiseti; cut his (her) nails (claws, hooves): kou'koseisin

 

 

 

NAIL (metal fastener) hootoohoee, pl. hootoohoeno; I am nailing it: honootoohowoo

 

 

 

NAKED  I am naked: 3oohceihino, beniiseiinoo; I was naked: nihbiiseiinoo

 

 

 

NAME niisih'iit, pl. niisih'iitono; your name: heniisih'iit; our names: heniisih'iitoonin; my name is...: nenee'eesih'inoo; what is your name?: hotousihi'; what is his (her) name:? tousihi'

 

 

 

NAME I am naming you: neniisih'e3en; I am naming him (her): neniisih'o'; he (she) is naming him (her): neniisih'oot

 

 

 

NAMESAKE  he (she) has the same name as another: neneehiisih'iiwoot

 

 

 

NAP  I will take a nap: heetnokohuukoohunoo; take a nap!: nokohuukoohu

 

 

 

NAPE  woto', pl. woto'ono; my nape: noto'; his (her) nape: hito'; on his (her) nape: hito'one'

 

 

 

NAPKIN hehiixoo, pl. hehiixoono; paper napkins: wo3onohoeniini hehiixoono

 

 

 

NARRATE I am narrating it: honoo3itootowoo, coowoo3itootowoo (interpreting, translating)

 

 

 

NARRATOR anim. noun; hoo3iteihii

 

 

 

NARROW it is narrow (small): heecesoo', howbeesise'ei, howbeesto'bee

 

 

 

NASAL HAIR biisi'o, pl . biisi'ono

 

 

 

NATION hinenteeniit

 

 

 

NATIVE anim. noun; a person native to an area: heeteenenitee

 

 

 

NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH  tii'ebiinehiiho' (means: "charity group")

 

 

 

NAUGHTY   I am naughty: neihoowni'oxuu3eii

 

 

 

NAUSEOUS   I am nauseous: nenein'einoo'oonoo

 

 

 

NAVAJO  anim. noun; coohoh'oukutoot, pl. coohoh'oukutoo3i'

 

 

 

NAVEL anim. noun; be3, be3in, pl. be3ino'; my navel: ne3in; his (her) navel: hi3in; he (she) has a very big navel: heneebe3toni3neet

 

 

 

NEAR (nearby) too3iihi'; I am near something: henii'oxowoo; I am near him (her): henii'oxono'; he (she) is near him (her): henii'oxonoot; it (inan. obj.) is near: henii'ootee'

 

 

 

NEAT  I am neat (clean): heniiyooteihinoo

 

 

 

NEBO (Wyoming)  boo'oteyouhu' (means: "small red hill"), coo'otouuwootee'  (means: "high trail")

 

 

 

NECK besonon, pl. besonono;  my neck: nesonon; his (her) neck: hisonon; I have a long neck: heenisononnoo; he (she) has a long neck: heenisono'

 

 

 

NECKLACE  wo'ein, pl. wo'einono; your necklace: hono'ein

 

 

 

NECKTIE  co'o'ein

 

 

 

NEEDLE bei,  pl. beiho; my needle: nebei; very fine needle: koto'oheibei

 

 

 

NEPHEW   anim. noun; my nephew: ne3e'e3e, pl. ne3e'e3oho'; his (her) nephew: hi3e'e3o, pl. hi3e'e3oho; vocative: ne3e'ee

 

 

 

NERVE  biistoot, pl. biistootno; my nerves: nebiistootno

 

 

 

NEST    nohuux, pl. nohuuxo

 

 

 

NET (including fishing net) wonohnooceise'

 

 

 

 

 

NEVER it has never happened: how3o'uuni; he (she) never saw him (her): how3o'noohobee; he (she) never heard him (her): how3o'niitonee; he (she) never slept (at night): how3o'noko; it has never been that way: how3o'nee'eesoo

 

 

 

NEW he, it (anim. subj.) is new: wonooneiht (also means: "young"); it is new: wonooyoo'; it will be new (e.g., year): heetniwooyoo'; they are new (fresh, e.g., apples): wonooyou'u; is it new?: koowooyoo; New Year: wonooyoo' cec

 

 

 

NEWBORN    recently born, newborn: teebehceebii'ouhut

 

 

 

NEWS  niitowoo (something one hears)

 

 

 

NEWSPAPER   wo3onohoe

 

 

 

NEXT I am next,: hiiteto'oonoo; he (she) is next: hiiteto'oot;  right next to: hooxu3iiihi'; I am standing next to you: tonoo33i'ookuutone3en; I am sitting next to him (her): tonoo33i'okuutono'

 

 

 

NICE  he (she) is nice: nii'eiht; it is nice: nii'oo'

 

 

 

NICKEL  (coin) nookoyouhu'

 

 

 

NIECE anim. noun; my niece: neesebi, pl. neesebiho'; his (her) niece: hiisebio (obv.); vocative: neesoboo (same as: DAUGHTER-IN-LAW)

 

 

 

NIGHT  tece', pl. tece'ii; it is night: teece'iini'

 

 

 

NIGHTHAWK   anim. noun; cis, obv. sg., pl., obv. pl. cisii

 

 

 

NIGHTINGALE anim. noun; seskout, obv. sg., pl., obv. pl. seskoutowuu

 

 

 

NIGHTMARE  I am having nightmares: nooni3e'eexunoo; he (she) is having nightmares: nooni3e'eexut; I had nightmares: nihnoni3e'eexunoo

 

 

 

NINE  3io', 3io'tox; there are nine cows: 3io'toxu3i' wookecii; there are nine arrows: 3io'toxe'i ho3ii

 

 

 

NINETEEN  (old form) beteetox 3io'toxuuni', (modern form) 3io'toxuuni'

 

 

 

NINETY  3io'tosoo'

 

 

 

NINTH he is the ninth one: 3io'tox'owoot; it is the ninth one: 3io'tox'owoonoo'

 

 

 

NIPPLE  niineet, pl. niineetno

 

 

 

NIT louse nits: yeinouu; I am picking nits out of his (her) hair: hii3ooxo'

 

 

 

 

 

NITWIT anim. noun; hoheis

 

 

 

NO  hiiko, 'ehte' (emphatic, male speaking), kos (woman speaking; now used only by members of the oldest generation)

 

 

 

NOISE  it is making noise: wooteinooni'; loud noise (is heard): nonoooteinooni', nono'oteinooni'

 

 

 

NOISY it is (much too) noisy: seniiyeinooni'

 

 

 

NOON it is noon: koh'uusiini'; noontime, around noon: koh(o)'uusi', koh(o)'uusii; 3oo3ooniisi' (midday)

 

 

 

NORTH  north,  in the north: nenebiihi'

 

 

 

NORTH FORK AREA  (on Wind River Reservation) ceneiiteetee'

 

 

 

NORTH POLE   3i'eyoone',  3i'yoone'

 

 

 

NORTH STAR anim. noun; nenowo3o', sg. obv., pl., obv. pl. nenowo3o'uu

 

 

 

NOSE bei'is, pl. bei'isii, be'i3o; my nose: nei'is; I am blowing my nose nenii'iibeenoo; blow your nose!: nii'iibee; I have a nosebleed: ceneitoneenoo

 

 

 

NOSEY  I am nosey: niiciikoyoniihinoo; he (she) is nosey: hiihoowkoyonii

 

 

 

NOSTRIL  toneeniiwoo, pl. toneeniiwoono; his (her) nostril: hitoneeniiwoo

 

 

 

NOT  hoowuuni

 

 

 

NOTCH   I am making a notch: nonooxoyoxowoo; it is marked by a notch: nonooxoyesi'

 

 

 

NOTHING  hoowuuni

 

 

 

NOTICE  I have noticed it: 3onooxuunowoo; I have noticed him (her): 3onooxuunono'; I noticed him (her): nih3ooxuunono'; he (she) has noticed me: 3onooxuunoneinoo

 

 

 

NOVEMBER   seniicenkoo' (means: "leaves falling heavily"), beesceneeniisiis (means: "turkey month")

 

 

 

NOW (when?) now: hiiwoonhehe';  (already) now: woow; now and then: heenee'iihi'; now then: wohei,  'ine

 

 

 

NUISANCE  I am a nuisance: neihoowni'oxuu3ei'i

 

 

 

 

 

NUMB  my leg is numb: no'oo3 beniiseeyou'oo'

 

 

 

NUMBER what number are you, what number do you have?: hetou3ou'us; it has a number (it is numbered): hee3ou'usi'

 

 

 

NUN anim. noun; heeninouhuusei  (means: "long robe woman")

 

 

 

NURSE anim. noun; (hospital attendant) noton(i)heisei,  pl. noton(i)heiseino'

 

 

 

NURSE  I am nursing (breastfeeding) a baby: niih'oonouhunoo; I am nursing it (anim. obj.): niih'o'; she is nursing (a baby): niih'oonouhut; I am nursing (I am the one who is being nursed): neniinenoo; he (she) is nursing: neniine'; nursing bottle: niineet

 

 

 

NUTS niikoo'owu'u