matana

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See also: mätänä

Cheyenne[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Algonquian meθeni ((one's) breast).

Noun[edit]

matana (animate)

  1. breast

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Algonquian *meθenepi (milk, literally breast-water), a compound of the aforementioned Algonquian root for "breast" and *nepyi (water). Cognate to Arapaho beθéneč.

Noun[edit]

matana (inanimate)

  1. milk