rock (2)

noun physical_spatial_mountaneous

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dakota *thųką́

Lakota thųką́ ‘sacred stone’ RTC

Dakota tuŋkáŋ , †thųką́ ‘in the sacred language, a stone’ SRR:481a

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Ofo tūk , †tu•k ‘stone’ D&S:331a, JSS

Proto-Tutelo-Saponi

Tutelo nistēk; histéki ‘stone’ N, H

General comment

Cf. ‘shell > spoon’, ‘rock (1)’. The vowels here are all bad matches, but the set is worth calling attention to. The first part of the Tutelo form matches yet another root represented in Hoocąk nį́įs (KM-2341), cf. ‘rock (3)’.

Other languages

  • Yuchi ti LB
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