south

adverb physical_spatial_region

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *ákʔa

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa

Crow bulúaka ‘downstream; south’ GG:34

Pre-Mandan *áka-

Mandan ákahąkt ‘south’ H:54

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dhegiha *ákʔa

Kanza/Kaw ákʔa ‘south wind and deity’ RR

Osage ákʔa ‘south wind’ LF:332b, LF:136b

Quapaw ákʔa ‘west wind’ JOD

General comment

Cf. ‘south’. The Mandan form is a compound of ákasouth’ + hąkstand’ + ta ‘locative’. All Mandan direction names are formed in this way.

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