buttocks (1)

noun physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *rį́te

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa

Hidatsa ipí•ti ‘buttocks’ J

Pre-Mandan

Mandan rį́ta ‘buttocks’ H:184

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *nį́te

Proto-Dakota *nįté

Lakota nité ‘lower back, rump’ EB:363b

Dakota nité ‘lower back, rump’ SRR:341b

Proto-Dhegiha *nį́te

Omaha-Ponca níde

Kanza/Kaw nį́ǰe RR

Osage nídse , †nį́ce ‘haunch, hips, rump, lower back’ LF:106b

Quapaw nį́tte RR

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi nindí, nindiyaⁿ , †nįdi D&S:237b

General comment

In Hidatsa compare only -i•ti. If Hidatsa is cognate, the form has been compounded with í•pi ‘tail > bird tail’. The Mandan final vowel is unexplained.

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