squirrel > ground squirrel

noun animal_rodent

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *hé•t-ka

Proto-Dakota *hetká-

Lakota hetkála ‘ground squirrel’ EB:173b

Dakota hetkádaŋ , †hetkádą ‘ground sqirrel, Sciurus’ SRR:144b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk héečge(nįk) ‘chipmunk’ KM:784 , heecge(nįk)

Proto-Dhegiha *héxrį ~ *hétka

Omaha-Ponca héxthiⁿ ‘ground squirrel’ MAS:163

Kanza/Kaw héxlį žį́ga ‘ground squirrel’ RR

Osage héxthiⁿ žįga , †héxlį ‘little ground squirrel’ LF:59b

Quapaw hétta ‘ground squirrel’ RR

General comment

Cf. Osage hexthiⁿ ‘mink, ermine, weasel’ LF-59b. Hoocąk héeraǰóx ‘monkey’ KM-790. Within DH only Quapaw preserves reflexes of *hé•t-ka (with the usual metathesis and assimilation).

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