groin

physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *i-Ráną

Proto-Dakota *čhaná

Lakota čhaná ‘groin, inside of thigh’ EB:115b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *Ráną

Chiwere rána , †ráną ‘crotch’ JGT:57

Hoocąk dana ‘groin’ MM:166 , taaną

General comment

The now-lost inalienable third person possessive prefix which generally marked kin terms and body parts in Proto-Siouan would account for the shift of *R > reflexes of *y in Lakota.

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