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Deesk’aaz means “it is cold” in Navajo. It refers specifically to the current state of the weather. It is not used to describe cold meat, cold water, or things of that sort.

This word is great because it can stand all by itself as a sentence. “Ooh deesk’aaz!” is a fairly common saying (“ooh” approximates to “very” in this case).

It used to be common practice that the daily Eastward run took place even in some of the coldest mornings.