opossum

 

siⁿ-te  shta  xo-te  (sįtt ta xtte)

 
tail - bald - gray

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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siⁿ-te  shta  xo-te  (sįtt ta xtte)

opossum (RR-Quapaw)

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pig

 
siⁿ-te  shta  (sįtt ta)  Speaker - Maude Supernaw

tail - bald

 
  Speaker - Anna Beaver

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • siⁿ-te  shta  xo-te (sįtt ta xtte) - opossum (RR-Quapaw)
  • siⁿ-e sta (iⁿ-e-sta) - opossum, the opossum is used by the Osage for food (FL-Osage)
  • siⁿ-shta (s̨taa) - possum, literally, smooth squirrel (CQ-Osage)
  • siⁿ-je shta (síⁿje shta) - possum (Kanza)

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  • siⁿ-te (s̨tt), (sįtt) - tail (RR-Quapaw)
  • siⁿ-de (sⁿde) - tail, tail of an animal (Omaha/Ponca)
  • siⁿ-dse (iⁿ-dse) - tail (FL-Osage)
  • siⁿ-tse (s̨įce) - tail, animal's tail, part of the Osage costume, tail dancer at Osage War Dances, last part of a dance song (CQ-Osage)
  • siⁿ-je (síⁿje) - tail (Kanza)

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  • shta (ta) - smooth, bald, bare (RR-Quapaw)
  • zhna (zhna) - bald, bare, smooth, hairless (Omaha/Ponca)
  • shta (shta) - hairless, destitute of hair (FL-Osage)
  • shta (t), shta-ha (tha) - shiny and smooth as a lake surface, slick, bald, hairless, cleared (CQ-Osage)
  • shta (shta) - smooth, hairless, bald (Kanza)

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  • xo-te (xtte, xott) - gray (RR-Quapaw)
  • xu-de (qde) - gray, brown (Omaha/Ponca)
  • xu-de (xde) - gray (Omaha)
  • xo-de (x-de) - drab, a grayish color (FL-Osage)
  • xo-dse (x-dse) - gray, a gray line (FL-Osage)
  • xo-tse (xce) - gray, dull, color or finish, faded, grayish like ashes, smoky (CQ-Osage)
  • xo-je (xje) - grey, light blue (Kanza)