Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/a·kw

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

*a·kw

  1. bushy-tailed animal (fox?) (compare *wa·kwehsa)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Algonquian:
    • possibly Potawatomi ago (porcupine), but compare *ka·kwa
  • Eastern Algonquian:
    • Mi'kmaq: probably the second element of skaakw' (female porcupine), but compare *ka·kwa

References[edit]

  • Bulletin: Anthropological series, issue 78 (1967), page 21: "PA *ka·kwa 'porcupine' (Erethizon dorsatum), (PA *-a·kw- 'bushy-tailed animal')."