Reconstruction:Proto-Algonquian/-mihsa

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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]

Noun[edit]

*-mihsa

  1. older sister

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term was (and in child languages remains) inalienable; it had to be preceded by a personal prefix such as *ne- ‎(my), as in *nemihsa ‎(my older sister).

Descendants[edit]

  • Plains Algonquian
    • probably Arapaho nebi ‎(my older sister)
    • Cheyenne: na-mêhäne ‎(my older sister)
  • Central Algonquian
  • Eastern Algonquian

References[edit]

  • Hockett (1964)
  • David Costa, The Miami-Illinois Language (ISBN 0803215142, 2003)