sister-in-law (1) mWiSi, mBrWi

noun social_kin


Proto-Siouan *i-hą́ka

Pre-Mandan *-hąk

Mandan taróhąk ‘his sister-in-law’ H:244

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *ihą́ka

Proto-Dakota *hąká

Lakota hąká ‘man’s sister-in-law’ RTC

Stoney hągá PAS:699


Chiwere ihą́ŋe GM , ihą́ga GM

Hoocąk híiwągé ‘sister-in-law of male’ , hiiwąge

Proto-Dhegiha *ihą́ka

Omaha-Ponca ihóⁿga , †ihą́ga ‘wife’s sister’ F&LF:317

Kanza/Kaw ihǫ́ga ‘his potential wife, sister-in-law’ RR

Osage wihą́ka ‘my sister-in-law’ RR

Quapaw ihą́ka, ihǫ́ka JOD



Tutelo tahañk ‘sister’ H , etahĕ´ñk ‘his sister’ HW

General comment

In Hoocąk *w is normally replaced by h, not the other way around, so this Hoocąk form is not directly cognate. Mandan and Tutelo both have initial ta-, possibly from the old ‘man’s sister’ term or perhaps from the alienable possession base.

Language Cognate Phonetic Siouan Meaning Comment Sources