big skunk

Semantic Field
flora-fauna
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
Meaning Portuguese

Languages

Language Linnean Name Orthographic Form Phonemicized Form Gloss as in Source Etymology Code Proto-Form Proto-Language Loan Source Etymology Notes Wanderwort Status Etyma Set Range of Term Word Structure Word Structure Notes Classifier Classifier Notes Hypernym Source Association with Social Categories Ritual/Mythologically Significant Ritual Notes Food Source Food Notes Medicinal Medicinal Notes How Collected Who Collects How Prepared Psychotropic Psychotropic Notes Traded Trade Notes Distribution Habitat Dangerous Ethnobiology Notes Species Notes General Notes Created By
Bankalachi Toloim Mephitis mephitis sŏCH Big Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) loan Yokuts Proto-NimYokuts *Thox (Golla 1964:65) same underived C. H. Merriam 72-77, 60-449 2 2 0 0 0 no
Big Smokey Valley Shoshone Mephitis mephitis pō>n-he-atz (RV, RM) Big skunk (Mephitis) inheritance *po(C)ni Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275) same other complex has -tsi ABS Merriam 61:69 2 2 0 0 0 no
Cahuilla Mephitis mephitis tékʷel ˈtekʷel skunk inheritance * -tɨkʷɨ Cupan S1984 (Stubbs 2009:275); Luiseño paalukut “big skunk” and tukyaspal “spotted skunk” should be included here. This may be a Yuman loan: Proto-Yuman *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) “skunk” with te- “earth” unclear other complex tekwe-l -7aʃ "pet" animal is -7ash; the meat is with a meat classifier, usually -sex7a “cooked item” or -wa7 “roasted item” (Seiler 1977:304-5) Seiler & Hioki 1979:207 no info 2 2 not a preferred game animal no info hunted Men boiled, roasted (cleaned VERY carefully, I imagine) 0 0 North America Diverse habitats no
Central Sierra Miwok Mephitis mephitis hís:iky- skunk (broad stripe) inheritance Eastern Miwokan In all Mis, Mip other complex -y nominalizer Freeland & Broadbent 1960 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chemehuevi Mephitis mephitis poní^a Big skunk (Mephitis) inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275; problematic, may be from “stink” verb) same underived Merriam 59:521 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Barbareno Mephitis mephitis taxama skunk inheritance *tVqema Proto-Chumash Klar 1977:108 underived Beeler 1978:185 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ineseno Mephitis mephitis taxama skunk inheritance *tVqema Proto-Chumash Klar 1977:108 underived Applegate 192 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Obispeno Mephitis mephitis tqema skunk inheritance *tVqema Proto-Chumash Klar 1977:108 other complex t- Klar 1977:108 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ventureno Mephitis mephitis tah'-kah-mah Klar taxama skunk inheritance *tVqema Proto-Chumash Klar 1977:108 underived Merriam 55:37 V 2 2 0 0 0 no
Cocopa Mephitis mephitis łyxwi·w skunk inheritance *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) Proto-Yuman Mixco 1978:96 (Langdon 1976:873 Metath) same underived Crawford notes xwi “smell, stink” (p. 114) Crawford 1989 2 2 0 0 0 no
Comanche Mephitis mephitis pohni?atsi skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275) same other complex has -tsi ABS Robinson & Armagost 1990:161 2 2 0 0 0 no
Cupeño Mephitis mephitis tekwel ˈtəkʷəl skunk inheritance * -tɨkʷɨ Cupan S1984 (Stubbs 2009:275); Luiseño paalukut “big skunk” and tukyaspal “spotted skunk” should be included here. Proto-Yuman *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) needs to be considered as source. same other complex ˈtəkʷə-l skunk-npn -ʔaʃ "pet" possessive classifier for animals Hill & Nolasquez 1973:174 no info 2 2 no info no info no info no info 0 0 North America diverse habitats no
Esselen Mephitis mephitis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Gabrielino Mephitis mephitis po-ne'-vo poˈni:vor (?) Big skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Northern Uto-Aztecan Kitanemuk ponivachr; S1983 (Stubbs 2009:275); see discussion of possible UA etymology that I don't care for same other complex poˈni:vo-r big.skunk-npn -ʔaʧ "pet" possessive classifier for animals http://www.archive.org/stream/bancroft_chartmerriam_1556_60#page/n415/mode/2up; p. 417 no info 2 Couplet in Luiseno, so probably at Creator's mourning ceremony 2 McC p. 116 no info hunted men no info 0 0 skins perhaps traded North America Diverse habitats no
Iipay 'Aa Mephitis mephitis ketun big skunk unique same underived Couro & Hutcheson 1973 2 2 0 0 0 no
Kawaiisu Mephitis mephitis pohniya skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275; problematic, may be from “stink” verb) same underived ultimately derived from “smell” -- synchronically??? Zigmond et al. 2 2 0 0 0 no
Kiliwa Mephitis mephitis kw-ckhuw skunk inheritance *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) Proto-Yuman Mixco 1978:96, Langdon 1976:873 Metath same relative clause from *kw-c-kw+xiw “that which smells” Mixco 1985 2 2 0 0 0 no
Kitanemuk Mephitis mephitis ponivač ˈponivaʧr skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Northern Uto-Aztecan S1983 (Stubbs 2009:275); see discussion of possible UA etymology that I don't care for same other complex ˈponiva-ʧr skunk-npn -ʔacit "pet" possessive classifier for animals Anderton 1988:482 no info 2 2 hides used no info hunted men no info 0 0 North America Diverse habitats no
Lake Miwok Mephitis mephitis káluk skunk inheritance Pmiw only Bodega Dic underived Callaghan 1965 2 2 0 0 0 no
Luiseño Mephitis mephitis páalukut ʹpa:lukut skunk inheritance *(paa) -tɨkʷɨ Cupan -tɨkʷɨ is S1984 (Stubbs 2009:275), Cupan; Lu form would mean “big skunk”; Yuman *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) “skunk” should be considered as source for kwe-, ku syllables (which would explain problems) same other complex páaluku-t skunk.sp-non.possessed.noun Elliott 1999 666 no info 2 couplet with saaqmal (song:word), order uncertain (Harrington) 2 no N/A N/A N/A 0 0 North America diverse habitats no
Maidu Mephitis mephitis wàj7ó skunk unique underived Shipley 1963 2 2 0 0 0 no
Mojave Mephitis mephitis ɂilyhwe skunk inheritance *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) Proto-Yuman Mixco1978:96 (Langdon 1976:873 Metath) same underived Note iihwii= “smell, have bad odor” (derived synchronically as they suggest? Unlikely) Munro et al.1992 2 2 0 0 0 no
Mutsun Mephitis mephitis tixsin skunk inheritance Kroeber has in Mont, Sjb only underived Mason 1916:428 2 2 0 0 0 no
Nisenan Mephitis mephitis bu: skunk (CHM confirms big skunk) unique underived bu: break wind, stink Uldall & Shipley 1966 2 2 0 0 0 no
Northern Paiute Mephitis mephitis poh-ne'-dah; pong-e'-dah Big skunk (Mephitis) inheritance *po(C)ni Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275); what is -da?? is it -dɨ, deverbalizing from “stink”?? broader (includes both kinds of skunks) derived may have the -dɨ nominalizer Merriam 61:133 2 2 0 0 0 no
Northern Sierra Miwok Mephitis mephitis his:ik-y- skunk inheritance Eastern Miwokan In all Mis, MIP other complex -y nominalizer Callaghan 1987 2 2 0 0 0 no
Plains Miwok Mephitis mephitis his:ik striped skunk inheritance Eastern Miwokan In all Mis, underived Callaghan 1984 2 2 0 0 0 no
Salinan A Mephitis mephitis šowá skunk unique Salinan underived Mason 1918:123; Turner 1980:83 2 2 0 0 0 no
Salinan M Mephitis mephitis cowá skunk unique Salinan underived Mason 1918:123 2 2 0 0 0 no
Seri (Comcaac) Mephitis mephitis sliitxcoj common hog-nosed skunk )(conepatus mesoleucus) unique same underived Comcaac Dictionary 560 2 2 0 0 0 no
Serrano Mephitis mephitis por:nivyr-T skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Northern Uto-Aztecan S1983 (Stubbs 2009:275); he thinks U-A but I doubt it other complex -t NPN KCHill ms 2001:44 2 2 0 0 0 no
Southern Paiute Mephitis mephitis poniA Skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275) same underived Sapir 1930:620 2 2 0 0 0 no
Southern Sierra Miwok Mephitis mephitis his:ik- skunk inheritance Eastern Miwokan In all Mis, MIP underived Broadbent 1964: 2 2 0 0 0 no
Southern Ute Mephitis mephitis pǫní-yĮ skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275) same underived Givon 1979 2 2 0 0 0 no
Tübatulabal Mephitis mephitis ponnihw ponˈnihw skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Northern Uto-Aztecan S1983 (Stubbs 2009:275); see discussion of possible UA etymology that I don't care for broader (includes all skunks) underived Hill 2010:73 no info 2 2 Voegelin 1938:12 no info N/A N/A seems like skins might have been used but I found no info 0 0 North America Diverse habitats no
Tümpisa Shoshone Mephitis mephitis ponniattsi, pohniattsi skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275), problematic, may be from “stink” verb broader (any skunk) other complex pohnia-ttsi skunk-DIM Dayley 1989:218 2 2 0 0 0 no
Wappo Mephitis mephitis šíla skunk (CHM confirms 52:565 unique Note Yukian *sihs-kin (behind-stink) underived Sawyer 1965 2 2 0 0 0 no
Washo Mephitis mephitis tup'íp'iwi7 big skunk unique derived tu- nominalizer on ip'íp'iw plural of “fart” Jacobsen 1964:493 Merriam 55:297; WPD 2 2 0 0 0 no
Western Mono Mephitis mephitis pohitA skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275); problematic, may be from “stink” verb same underived Bethel et al.:150 no info 2 2 no info hunted men pelt 0 0 no
Wintu Mephitis mephitis Xo: skunk inheritance *qHo: Wintun Shepherd 2005 underived Pitkin 1985 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yavapai Mephitis mephitis khʷíwa skunk inheritance *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) Proto-Yuman Mixco 1978:96 (Langdon 1976:873 Metath) unknown Shaterian 1983 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Palewyami Mephitis mephitis tsox skunk inheritance *cʰox Yokutsan Whistler & Golla 1986:356 same underived Kroeber 1961:201 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yawdanchi Mephitis mephitis tcox skunk inheritance *cʰox Yokutsan Whistler & Golla 1986:356 same underived perhaps from tcukit “stink” Kroeber 1907:181 Kroeber 1961:201 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yowlumne Mephitis mephitis tcox, cox, čo:x skunk inheritance *cʰox Yokutsan Whistler & Golla 1986:356 same underived Kroeber 1961:201 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yuki Mephitis mephitis si:skina F, si:skin A skunk inheritance *sihskin(a) Yukian Schlichter 1985 compound lit. behind stink (kin) Sawyer & Schlichter 1984 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yuma Mephitis mephitis āl-hwă' Big skunk (Mephitis) inheritance *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) Proto-Yuman Mixco1978:96 (Langdon 1976:873 Metath) unknown Merriam 61:451 2 2 0 0 0 no