third daughter

noun social_kin



Proto-Mississipi-Valley *síke

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *haksí•ka

Chiwere haʔθíga ‘third daughter’ RR

Hoocąk haksíiga, haksigá ‘third daughter’ KM:619 , haksiiga, haksigaga

Proto-Dhegiha *síke

Omaha-Ponca sigé ‘second daughter’ [voc?]

Kanza/Kaw sigé RR

Osage çíge , †síke ‘third daughter (special kinship term)’ LF:30a

Quapaw síke ‘second daughter’ JOD

General comment

Within the groups cognacy seems likely, although this may be a diffused term in Chiwere/Hoocąk where the final sequence *-ka normally (but not here) becomes -ke with great regularity. Forms which accent the rightmost syllable are vocatives. For the final V, see also ‘daughter, youngest’, which has -a consistently. Cf. Omaha-Ponca isíno (JOD) ‘son’ (FLF wiçinu) which, taken with the Hoocąk term, shows that the root here is si•-.

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