woksʔam

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Klamath-Modoc[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • wóksam (Gatschet)

Etymology[edit]

From wokas, with a collective suffix.

Noun[edit]

woksʔam

  1. the wokas, the yellow water lily Nuphar polysepala.

Usage notes[edit]

This word refers to the wokas plant as a species, whereas wokas refers to its seeds.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Barker, M. A. R. (1963). Klamath Dictionary. University of California Publications in Linguistics 31. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press.
  • Gatschet, Samuel S. (1890). The Klamath Indians of southwestern Oregon. Volume II, Part II. United States Government Printing Office.
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