chin

noun physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *í•h-hku

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *í•hka

Crow íihka RG, GG:76, RGG:75

Hidatsa í•hka ‘chin’ J

Pre-Mandan

Mandan íhku ‘chin’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *íhku

Proto-Dakota

Lakota ikhú ‘chin’ RTC

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere íkhu ‘chin’ JDH

Proto-Dhegiha *íhkü

Omaha-Ponca íki , †íkki ‘chin’ MAS:39

Kanza/Kaw íkkü ‘chin’ RR

Osage iḳi , †ihkü ‘chin’ LF:73a

General comment

A plausible etymology in Dakota might be imouth’ + khu ‘below, under’.

khuyi is also ‘below’ in Chiwere (JDH). The Mandan etymology is similar, with root í•hemouth’. This etymological explanation is not available in Crow/Hidatsa, however.

Details Language Word Source