Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/nemihsa

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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]

The first part is the prefix *ne- (my).

Noun[edit]

*nemihsa

  1. my older sister

Descendants[edit]

  • Abenaki: nmessis, n'messis (my older sister)
  • probably Arapaho nebi (my older sister)
  • Cheyenne: na-mêhäne (my older sister)
  • Cree: nimis / ᓂᒥᐢ (my older sister)
  • Fox: nemithêha (my older sister)
  • Miami: nimihsa (my older sister)
  • Mohegan-Pequot: numsihs (my older sister)
  • Unami: nëmis (my older sister)

References[edit]

  • Hockett (1964)