dress, skirt, etc.

noun physical_artefact_dress

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *rhé

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *wa-rhé

Proto-Dakota *he

Lakota nitéhepi ‘woman’s skirt; the kind that stands out from the hip’ [nité] EJ

Dakota heyake ‘dress’ WM:54a

Yanktonai hayake ‘dress’ WM:54a

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *waté

Chiwere waǰé ‘dress, skirt’

Hoocąk haǰé ‘wear as a skirt’ JWE , haje ‘skirt, dress’ JWE , waǰé , waje

Proto-Dhegiha *wathé

Omaha-Ponca wathé ‘dress’ RR

Kanza/Kaw wačhé ‘skirt’ RR

Osage watsé , †waché LF:205b

Quapaw wathé ‘woman’s skirt, long skirt, dress’ RR

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi awodé ‘skirt’ D&S:175a

Ofo āthé ~ áthe , †a•thé ‘dress’ D&S:322a, JSS , úntwāthĕ´ , †ų́twa•the ‘trousers’ D&S:331b, JSS

General comment

Wichita rhincʔa ‘clothing from the waist down’ (DSR) suggests possible borrowing into that language.

Other languages

  • Wichita rhincʔa ‘clothing from the waist down’ DSR
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