jawāxten

jawaaxten

jawāxten

the feeling of being watched and therefore vulnerable. This feeling is associated with being out of doors and away from cover and thus vulnerable to whatever is out there hunting you.  Folk etymology has this word derived from wā (not) and –āxt– (garden) or outside of the garden, but that’s not how that phrase would become lexified. It is more likely related to the word jawāsa ‘target’.