leech

noun animal_worm

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-srá

Proto-Dakota *thusrá

Lakota thuslá ‘leech’ RTC

Dakota tusdá ‘leech’ SRR:481b

Proto-Dhegiha

Omaha-Ponca kiçná , †kkisná ‘leech’ MAS:112

Kanza/Kaw kkistá ‘leech’ RR

Osage ḳiçdá , †hkistá ‘leech’ LF:85a

General comment

Omaha kkisną (also) means Anser gambelli ‘a small black goose’. Quapaw kkesną́ ‘same’. Biloxi poxonó ‘snail’ (DS-247a) is not related.

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