Dictionary Entry [entry ID #3288] (related entries)
k'isdiya:n (or 'isdiya:n) • someone who is old, old person, elder • deverbal noun • Semantic domain: people
- k'isdiyun old people, elders (collectively) [collective num]
Note: from k'isdiya:n-ni 'old person-people'
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the old people, some of them, they were getting elderly (couldn't travel any more) and then...
And then as for them, they came back after their elders (these people who came back across).
haya:ł-q'ut hay mich'ing' ya'widil [ya'xowile:l] haya:ł-q'ut me'dil-me'-tah 'aht'ing k'isdiyun yehwinyay diywho' 'aht'ing
And then they are going toward it (the land), and into the canoes the old people put in all of their (stuff, belongings).
... na:'uste' haya:ł whe:-'e:n we:da' xontah-ding hay whichwo ch'iwhinehłyiw haya:ł xoma:lyo' ła:n k'isdiyun na:wa:?-ne'in hayah-ding
... she worked. as for me, I stayed at home, my grandmother raised me, and then her friends, a lot of elderly people used to be alive at that time.
quickly he pulled right up and stopped and then he picked me up, my stepfather (it was actually the boss, Raymond Spaulding)
my grandmother she was old