noun abstract_amount

General comment

The semantics of this term obviously postdate contact, but the term itself could reflect some older unit of land measure. Because of the proximity of Mandan and Hidatsa, it is not clear that anything is reconstructible here. If borrowing is involved, the consonant cluster suggests that the word is likely to have gone from Mandan into Hidatsa.

Language Cognate Phonetic Siouan Meaning Comment Sources