oak (3)

plant

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *

Pre-Mandan

Mandan itáhu ‘oak’ RH:95

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dakota *ithú-hu

Lakota ithúhu ‘black oak’ RTC

Dakota utúhu ‘black oak’ SRR:487b

General comment

Cf. ‘oak (2)’. This term, apparently restricted to Proto-Dakota and Mandan, has no transparent meaning for the first root, although it is clearly a compound with *hu ‘tree’.

Other languages

  • PUA UA *tua ‘oak tree’ Miller 309
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