Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/šeka·kwa

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This Proto-Algonquian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Algonquian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *šek- (to urinate) (in reference to the animals' spraying of stinky musk) + *a·kw (bushy-tailed animal, fox) (compare *wa·kwehsa (fox)).

Noun[edit]

*šeka·kwa

  1. skunk

Descendants[edit]

  • Plains Algonquian:
    • Arapaho: xou, xoo (skunk) (older orthography: xouhu)
    • Nawathinehena: saoθ (skunk)
    • Gros Ventre: θouu (skunk)
    • Cheyenne: xāō'o (skunk)
  • Central Algonquian:
  • Eastern Algonquian:

References[edit]

  • Siebert (1967)
  • David Costa, The Miami-Illinois Language (ISBN 0803215142, 2003)
  • skunk” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.