noun physical_somatic_body_part_animal


Proto-Siouan *ahé

Pre-Mandan *ahe ‘covering’

Mandan ųkáʔhe ‘fingernail’ RTC , šáʔhe ‘hoof’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *hé

Proto-Dakota *hé

Lakota ‘horn’ RTC

Dakota ‘horn’ SRR:140b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *hé•

Chiwere ‘horn’ GM

Hoocąk hée ‘horn (of animal)’ KM:781 , hee

Proto-Dhegiha *hé

Omaha-Ponca he ‘horn’ MAS:97

Kanza/Kaw ‘horn’ RR

Osage ‘horn’ LF:59a

Quapaw he ‘horn’ JOD


Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *ahé ~ *ahí

Biloxi ahí, ahé, ahĕ´, he , †ahé ‘skin, nails, horn, hooves, scales, bark’ D&S:170b

Ofo ahé, ahí , †ahé ‘horn’ D&S:319a , aláhi, alahí , †ahé ‘skin, bark, also the shell of a turtle, etc.’ D&S:320b

General comment

Biloxi appears to have collapsed ‘horn’ and ‘skin’, q.v. The result was apparently homophonous with ‘cover (2)’, also q.v. Homophony of ‘cover’ and ‘skin’ is also found in Mandan.

Language Cognate Phonetic Siouan Meaning Comment Sources