sinew

noun physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *-sų́he

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *wacua < *wacuhe

Crow bachua ‘sinew’ GG:24

Hidatsa wacua ‘sinew’ J , macua

Pre-Mandan

Mandan šų́he ‘sinew’ RTC

General comment

This term may have been inherently possessed and borne the prefix i-. This would account for position of the accent but should have produced vowel length.

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