vagina, vulva

physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *šą́•-re

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa

Hidatsa -ša ~ -šara ‘vulva’ J

Pre-Mandan *sa•re (?)

Mandan sá ~ sáre ‘vulva’ H:200

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *šą•

Proto-Dakota

Lakota šą RTC

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk šą́ą KM:2802 , šąą

General comment

Although strong evidence is lacking, this may well be one of the inherently possessed body parts and the reconstruction correspondingly *i-šą́•-re. This term may have become a victim of homonymic clash in some languages where šą means ‘Dakota Sioux’. Cf. ‘anus, buttocks, vagina, passage’.

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