ghost

noun spiritual

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *wa-rą́•xi

Pre-Mandan

Mandan wąrų́•xik ‘ghost’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *wa-ną́•ɣi

Proto-Dakota

Lakota wanáɣi ‘ghost’ RTC

Dakota wanaġí ‘soul when separated from body; a ghost’ SRR:519b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *wa•-ną́•ɣi

Chiwere wa•ną́xe ‘ghost’ RR , waną́xi JDH

Hoocąk wanąɣí ‘ghost, corpse’ KM:3388 , wanąǧi

Proto-Dhegiha *waną́ɣe

Omaha-Ponca wanaxe , †waną́ɣe JOD

Kanza/Kaw waną́xe RR , waną́ɣe JOD

Osage wanoⁿ´xe , †waną́ɣe ‘soul of man, spirit (used in rituals), ghost’ LF:197b

Quapaw waną́xe ~ wanǫ́xe RR , wanáɣe JOD

Proto-Southeastern *wa-ną́či

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi anatcí , †(a)nači ‘ghost, spirit’ D&S:233a

Proto-Tutelo-Saponi

Tutelo wanùntçī , †waną́či• ‘ghost’ HH

General comment

Cf. ‘shadow, soul’.

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