eagle claw, eagle talon

wa-zhiⁿ-ka  xo-we  sha-ke  (wa̜ka xwe ke)

 

bird - sacred, holy - claw, talon

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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wa-zhiⁿ-ka xo-we (wa̜ka xwe)

eagle, holy bird (RR-Quapaw)

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sha-ke (ke)

claw, talon, hoof (RR-Quapaw)

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

         wa-zhiⁿ-ga sha-ge (wa-zhiⁿ-ga sha-ge) - bird claws, talons, as of the eagle (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)

         wa-xu-be (waxube) - holy (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)

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         sha-ke (ke) - claw, talon, hoof (RR-Quapaw)

         sha-ge (shage) - hoof, talon, claws, fingernails (Omaha)

         sha-ge (sh-ge) - hands, paws, claws, talons (FL-Osage)

         sha-ke (ake) - hand, claw, handprint, footprint, tracks, hands of the body that are touched by the attendees when passing by it at a funeral, finger (CQ-Osage)

         sha-ge (shge) - claws, finger (Kanza)