field (2)

noun physical_spatial_area

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dakota

Lakota maġa , †máɣa ‘field, cultivated area’ EB:327 , máġahu , †máɣa ‘cornstalk’

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *mą́•xe

Chiwere mą́xe ‘cornfield’ GM

Hoocąk mą́ąx ‘field, tract, garden’ KM:2039 , mąąx

General comment

Chiwere, Hoocąk, and Dakota have one term; DH another. The prototype, whatever its source, was probably something like *mą́•ɣe, apparently < ‘earth, ground, land’ (q.v.).

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