wíŋkte

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See also: winkte

Lakota[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From wíŋyaŋ (woman) + kta (will, want, intend), the sense being something like "will be / wants to be / intends to be a woman". Compare Dakota winkta.

Noun[edit]

wíŋkte

  1. a two-spirit; a male-bodied person who has a feminine or third-gender/bigender gender role and is regarded as having special spiritual talents
  2. (in more recent usage) a gay man

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Lakota Online Dictionary
  • New Lakota Dictionary, second edition