eye

noun physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *ištá

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *ištá

Crow ištá RG, GG:92, RGG:74

Hidatsa ištá ‘eye’ J

Pre-Mandan

Mandan istá ‘face’ RTC , istáwį ‘eye’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *ištá

Proto-Dakota *ištá

Lakota ištá RTC

Sioux Valley ištá PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *ištá

Chiwere išdá, ištá RR

Hoocąk hišǰá ‘face, eye’ KM:1080 , hišja

Proto-Dhegiha *įštá

Omaha-Ponca įštá ‘eye’ RTC

Kanza/Kaw ištá ‘eye’ RR

Osage iⁿshtá , †įštá ‘eye, eyes’ LF:77a

Quapaw ištá, įštá ‘eye’ RR

General comment

DH nasalization is unexplained. The following SE languages exhibit forms that are not cognate but which share certain phonetic resemblances: Biloxi tûtcû´ⁿ, tûtcóⁿ, tcûtcû´ⁿ, ítcĭtcû´ⁿ ‘the eyes’ (DS-282a), Biloxi tətco•ne (MRH 1968), Ofo aⁿtóhi, áⁿtoeye’ (DS-323a), Tutelo tasúi, tasúye, Cf. Catawba įtu•ʔ (Kanza/Kaw).

Other languages

  • Tunica: -štahpu ‘face’, -štáhta ‘whiskers’, -štósu ‘eye’; cf. tósu ‘seed’ MRH
Details Language Word Source