eagle

wa-zhiⁿ-ka  xo-we  (wa̜ka xwe)  

bird - sacred, holy

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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wa-zhiⁿ-ka xo-we (wa̜ka xwe)

eagle, holy bird (RR-Quapaw)

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

         wa-zhiⁿ-ga wa-tha-xthi-thiⁿ-ge (wa-zhiⁿ́-ga wa-tha-xthi-thiⁿ-ge) - eagle, golden eagle, its ceremonial name, bird-that-has-no-stain (FL-Osage)

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         wa-zhiⁿ-ka (wa̜ka) - bird (RR-Quapaw)

         wa-zhiⁿ-ga (wazhiⁿga) - chicken, fowl, any bird, older term (Omaha)

         wa-zhiⁿ-ga (wa-zhiⁿ́-ga) - any bird or fowl (FL-Osage)

         wa-zhiⁿ-ka (wa̜ka) - bird (CQ-Osage)

         wa-zhiⁿ-ga (wazhíⁿga) - bird, small birds (Kanza)

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         xo-we (xwe) - sacred, holy (RR-Quapaw)

         xu-be (xube) - hallowed, holy, wizard (Omaha)

         xu-be (xúbe) - holy, supernatural power, sanctity (FL-Osage)

         xo-pe (xpe) - sacred, consecrated, holy (CQ-Osage)

         wa-xo-we (waxwe), wa-xo-be (waxbe) - sacred, holy, mysterious (Kanza)