heel

noun physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *si-réte

Proto-Dakota *siyéte

Lakota siyéte ‘heel’ RTC

Dakota siyéte ‘the heel’ SRR:435b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk siikérečge ‘heel (of foot)’ KM:2840 , siikerecge

Proto-Dhegiha *siréte

Omaha-Ponca çithéde , †siðéde ‘heel’ F&LF:109

Kanza/Kaw siyéǰe ‘heel’ RR

Osage çithédse , †siðéce ‘heels’ LF:31a

Quapaw sidétte ‘heel’ JOD

General comment

This appears to be a noun-verb compound of Proto-Mississipi-Valley *sífoot’ + *rét ‘?’. The dative/possessive form in Hoocąk *si• + *k- + *ret + *-ka suggests that the second root is a verb. ‘foot’ probably had a long vowel since Hoocąk keeps length even in the unaccented variant.

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