Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/penkwi

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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]

Possibly from a Proto-Algic root which was also the source of Yurok pontet (ashes) and/or penkw (acorn flour).

Noun[edit]

*penkwi

  1. dust, ash(es)

Descendants[edit]

  • Plains Algonquian:
    • Cheyenne: páa'e (ashes, powder)
  • Central Algonquian:
    • Ojibwe: bingwi (sand, ashes)
    • Miami: pinkwi (ashes)
  • Eastern Algonquian:
    • Abenaki: pegw- (dust, ash)
    • Quiripi: puckwe (dirt)
    • Munsee: pónkw (dust)
    • Unami: punkw (ash, dust, powder)

References[edit]

  • Siebert (1967)