tipi, conical tent

physical_artefact_shelter

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Pre-Mandan *ti + *šohe ‘pointed’

Mandan tišóhe ‘tipi’ H:250

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk čiábokíɣake ‘tipi, teepee’ KM:212 , ciabokiǧake, cii habokiǧake

Proto-Dhegiha *htí-poɣV

Kanza/Kaw ččíboɣa ‘tipi, tent with poles tied at top’ RR

Osage ṭsíboxe , †ccípoxe ‘conical tent, tipi’ LF:162b

General comment

Cf. ‘dwell, dwelling, house’. Chiwere čhibóθraǰe ‘upright house’ (JGT) is a different descriptive term. These are apparently all terms innovated during the plains occupation period. There are separate forms in the northern languages and southern languages. Little can be reconstructed with certainty.

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