robin

noun animal_bird

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dakota *šišóka

Lakota šišóka ‘robin’ EB:463b

Dakota †šišóka ‘robin’ SRR:445a

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk šįįkókok ‘robin’ KM:2965 , šįįkokok

Proto-Dhegiha *šį́hkohkoke

Osage shíⁿḳuḳuge , †šį́hkohkoke ‘robin, redbreast’ LF:131b

Quapaw šį́kkokkoge ‘robin’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi siñkukí , †sįkukí ‘robin’ D&S:256a

General comment

This is a widely borrowed/imitated term. Chickasaw šikonkok; Choctaw biškohkok, biškonlok; Tunica wiškʔohku (MRH); numerous Iroquoian tsisko(:)ko or the like, (Mithun 1984). The Hoocąk and DH forms are technically reconstructible to *šį́•hkohkoke, but the word is too widespread in various forms to represent a good etymology.

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