testicle (2)

physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *i-šų́•te

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *i-šų́•te

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *šų́•te

Chiwere -ašnųǰe , ashtúnje , †aštų́ǰe ‘kidney’ JGT:171 , ashrúje , †ašrúǰe ‘kidney’ JGT:171

Hoocąk šų́ųč KM:2999 , šųųc ?

Proto-Dhegiha *šǫte

Omaha-Ponca shoⁿde , †šąde ‘testicles’ MAS:267

Kanza/Kaw šǫ́ǰe ‘testicles’ RR

Osage shoⁿdsé , †šǫcé ‘scrotum’ LF:133a

Quapaw šǫté ‘testicles’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi tcoⁿdití , †čǫdití ‘penis’

General comment

Cf. ‘testicle (1)’, the same root with the addition of *-ka.

The patterns of length and accent suggest a missing initial syllable, almost certainly the inalienable possession prefix typically found with external body parts.

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