middle

noun physical_spatial

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *rą́ta

Pre-Mandan *rą́t-

Mandan rą́t-ha ‘in between two’ H:170 , rą́sta ‘between, in middle’ H:171

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *rąta

Biloxi nata, nátaxti , †nąta ‘middle’ D&S:233a

Ofo tạtá, tạtạ , †tətə ‘middle’ D&S:330a

General comment

Cf. ‘heart’ for a Mandan homonym and a possible source of contamination in MVS. Ofo frequently is the denasalized reflex of .

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