great horned owl

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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 Bubo virginianus hoo-too'-lah Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) loan Yokuts Proto NimYokuts *hutulu (Golla 1964:64) WW %(hu)tukul same underived C. H. Merriam 72-77, 60-453 1 2 2 0 1 no
Big Smokey Valley Shoshone Bubo virginianus mom-piccih, mum-piccih owl (M: Great horned owl (Bubo) inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008;227) same other complex has -piccih ABS Crapo 1976:159 1 2 2 0 1 no
Cahuilla Bubo virginianus múut ˈmu:t owl inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan S1542 (Stubbs 2009:227), do NOT include Raramuri form with mo- same other complex muhu-t owl.sound-non-possessed-noun -7aʃ “pet” Possessive classifier -7aʃ wikikmal Seiler&Hioki 1979:115 no info 1 S&H 115 report of muh-lu-sh (n): talks like a human being, calls the names of those people who are going to die (of a being who turned into the owl); Hooper (1920:330) reports owl feathers in ceremonial headdress, wands, as shamanic feathers 2 1 feathers used for shaman's wands, fans hunted Men roasted, stewed, eggs eaten 0 1 feathered costume elements, wands, etc. All Americas Diverse habitats (less common in extreme deserts) no
Central Sierra Miwok Bubo virginianus šúk:umì- big owl unique Also in Merriam's Tuolomne 57:453 underived Freeland & Broadbent 1960 1 2 2 0 1 no
Chemehuevi Bubo virginianus moo-hoo'-puts, mo-hoom'-buts muhúmpətsI JPH Great horned owl (Bubo) inheritance *muhuN Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:227) same other complex muhúm-pə-tsI owl-?-ABS Merriam 59:525 1 2 2 0 1 no
Chumash Barbareno Bubo virginianus muhu Great horned owl inheritance Central Chumash only Gab. muhut; this is a Proto-Uto-Aztecan word. But it's sound-imitative..., and if loan is into Central Chumash underived Beeler? 1 Warns “a good person will die” (Ono 89) 2 2 0 1 no
Chumash Ineseno Bubo virginianus muhu great-horned owl (Merriam confirms mo-hoo) unique Central Chumash only Central Chumash; Gab. muhut; this is a Proto-Uto-Aztecan word. But it's sound-imitative..., and if loan, is in to Central Chumash underived Applegate 155 1 Warns “a good person will die” (Ono 89) 2 2 0 1 no
Chumash Obispeno Bubo virginianus tukunu tecolote unique Salinan cokonoi? But other similar forms areally underived Harrington III:1:118 1 2 2 0 1 no
Chumash Ventureno Bubo virginianus moo-hoo (1932), mŏ-hŏ 1905; JPH muju great horned owl inheritance Central Chumash only Gab. muhut; this is a Proto-Uto-Aztecan word. But it's sound-imitative.... Also loan is into Central Chumash, not daughter langs. May be Chumash. underived Merriam 55:41 1 Warns “a good person will die” (Ono 89) 2 2 0 1 no
Cocopa Bubo virginianus cu·pí·c great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) unique same underived no analysis in Crawford Crawford 1989 1 2 2 0 1 no
Comanche Bubo virginianus mupitz owl inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:227), the expected VERY stable form for Bubo virginianus and given that there is at least one other word for “owl” I assume in “range” that it is NOT generic same other complex has -pitsi or -pɨtsi abs (source does not distinguish) Rejon 1995:38 1 2 2 0 1 no
Cupeño Bubo virginianus muut mu:t owl (any large owl) inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan S1542 (Stubbs 2009:227), do NOT include Raramuri form with mo- same other complex mu:-t owl.sp.-npn -ʔaʃ "pet" possessive classifier for animals mukikmal (?) Hill & Nolasquez 1973:163 no info 1 owl feathers used in chiyat, eagle-down and eagle-feather headdress (Strong 1929:258) 2 eggs surely eaten no info hunted men feathers plucked (no information on whether bird is eaten; eggs presumably eaten) 0 1 feathered headdresses and wands were traded Americas diverse habitats (less common in desert areas) no
Esselen Bubo virginianus tukunupš owl (not barn owl) loan Plains Miwok Note Proto-Miwokan *tukuli (approx), Salinan šo:konóy' WW %(hu)tukul other complex -sh classifier -sh Heizer/Pinart I:79 1 2 2 0 1 no
Gabrielino Bubo virginianus mu:hut ˈmu:hut tecolote inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan S1542 (Stubbs 2009:227), do NOT include Raramuri form with mo- same other complex ˈmu:hu-t owl-npn -ʔaʧ “pet” possessive classifier for animals chi:ya Harrington 018 no info 1 held in reverence, predicted death 2 never killed McC p. 117 no info N/A N/A N/A 0 1 Americas Diverse habitats (less common in extreme deserts) no
Iipay 'Aa Bubo virginianus ɂuɂuu horned owl unique same reduplicated and onomatopoeia Couro & Hutcheson 1973 1 2 2 0 1 no
Kawaiisu Bubo virginianus muhu-ci owl (different from “barn owl”) inheritance *muhuN Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:227), seems unproblematic although sound imitative same other complex muhu-ci owl-ABS Zigmond et al. 1 2 2 0 1 no
Kiliwa Bubo virginianus missing missing missing 1 2 2 0 1 no
Kitanemuk Bubo virginianus muŋt ˈmuŋt owl, great horned inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan S1542 (Stubbs 2009:227), do NOT include Raramuri form with mo- same other complex muŋ-t owl-npn -ʔacit "pet" possessive classifier for animals Anderton 1988:413 no info 1 feathers in ritual regalia , widely taken to give omens of death 2 no info hunted men perhaps for feathers only 0 1 feathered regalia traded regularly Americas Diverse habitats (less common in extreme deserts) no
Lake Miwok Bubo virginianus túkkuli hoot owl (Merriam confirms as Great Horned owl 57:517) inheritance Miwokan Pmi *tuk:ú:li Callaghan Bodega Dic WW %(hu)tukul underived Callaghan 1965 1 2 2 0 1 no
Luiseño Bubo virginianus múuta ʹmu:ta horned owl inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan S1542 (Stubbs 2009:227), do NOT include Raramuri form with mo- same other complex muhu-ta owl-non.possessed.noun -ʔaʃ "pet" possessive classifier; NPN form of noun is ʔaʃla 7ehéngmal Elliott1999:136 Clan name at Puerta Cruz (Strong 1929:278) 1 feathers for headdress (Sparkman 1908:208); has ceremonial couplet, muuta, qeweewish, mixeel, mixeevawut (Y1134) 2 no info hunted men feathers for cheeyat headdress (Sparkman 1908:208) 0 1 feathered costume elements were bought and sold Americas All habitats (less common in extreme deserts) no
Maidu Bubo virginianus my/kkyly\si owl (general) (CHM confirms as greathorned owl) unique underived must be complex etymologically Shipley 1963 1 2 2 0 1 no
Mojave Bubo virginianus kataruyruy horned owl unique Maricopa mmdii “owl” Gordon 38 same other complex perhaps kw+taruyny, or kw _ tara'uy? “be nice, good”?? Munro et al.1992 1 2 2 0 1 no
Mutsun Bubo virginianus hoo'-mish (hoo-mis JPH) great horned owl inheritance Costanoan Pinart has in Co I, II other complex -ish must be suffix, but can't find in Okrand Merriam 55:407 1 2 2 0 1 no
Nisenan Bubo virginianus hymhym horned owl unique underived Uldall & Shipley 1966 1 2 2 0 1 no
Northern Paiute Bubo virginianus mŏ-hŏ, kō-hoo; moo-hoo “Once Shoshone people” Great horned owl (Bubo) inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:227) same underived Merriam 61:137 1 2 2 0 1 no
Northern Sierra Miwok Bubo virginianus tuk:u:li- owl (Merriam confirms great horned owl 57:423) inheritance *tuk:ú:li Miwokan Bodega Dic WW %(hu)tukul underived Callaghan 1987 1 2 2 0 1 no
Plains Miwok Bubo virginianus tuk:ul:i- owl, horned owl, hoot owl inheritance *tuk:úli- Miwokan Bodega Dic WW %(hu)tukul underived Callaghan 1984 1 2 2 0 1 no
Salinan A Bubo virginianus šo:konóy' horned-owl unique Salinan Note Proto-Miwokan *tuk:úli- WW %(hu)tukul underived Mason 1918:123; Turner 1980:80 1 2 2 0 1 no
Salinan M Bubo virginianus cokonoí' horned-owl unique Salinan Note Proto-Miwokan *tuk:úli- WW %(hu)tukul underived Mason 1918:123 1 2 2 0 1 no
Seri (Comcaac) Bubo virginianus sah great horned owl, Bubo virginiana [sic] unique same underived Comcaac Dictionary 553 1 2 2 0 1 no
Serrano Bubo virginianus mu:m-t owl (CHM confirms great horned owl) inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan S1542 (Stubbs 2009:228) other complex -t NPN KCHill ms 2001:32 1 2 2 0 1 no
Southern Paiute Bubo virginianus moopɨtsI Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) inheritance *muhuN Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:227) same other complex has -pɨtsI ABS Sapir 1930:571 1 2 2 0 1 no
Southern Sierra Miwok Bubo virginianus hoh:oho- horned owl (?) M. has soo'-koo'-me 57:453 unique Note Palewyami Yokuts ho'ho'-wŏ-let' reduplicated Broadbent 1964: 1 2 2 0 1 no
Southern Ute Bubo virginianus múu-pų-cI owl inheritance *muhuN Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:277) same other complex has -ci ABS Givon 1979 1 2 2 0 1 no
Tübatulabal Bubo virginianus muhhumpisht muhumˈbiʃt horned owl, great-horned owl inheritance *muhuN- Uto-Aztecan S1542 (Stubbs 2009:227), do NOT include Raramuri form with mo- same derived muhumˈ-biʃ-t sound-ind-npn Hill 2010:48 no info 1 Owl is a supernatural being, a yümükīwal, and must be treated with respect 2 Voegelin 1938:12 no info hunted men for feathers for arrow fletching (Voegelin 1938:28) 0 1 Americas Diverse habitats (less common in extreme deserts) no
Tümpisa Shoshone Bubo virginianus muumpi Great horned owl inheritance *muhuN Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:227), seems unproblematic although sound imitative same other complex muum-pi owl-CL -pi Dayley 1989:113 1 2 2 0 1 no
Wappo Bubo virginianus hutúku:lu moth (?), owl sp., hoot owl (CHM confirms great horned owl 52:569) loan Miwok Pmi *tuk:úli Callaghan Bodega Dic; Nim-Yokuts huttulu- WW %(hu)tukul underived hu- may be some prefix on the loan form Sawyer 1965 1 2 2 0 1 no
Washo Bubo virginianus dímum Great horned owl unique underived might have d- on verb Merriam 55:301; WPD 1 2 2 0 1 no
Western Mono Bubo virginianus muhu owl (Merriam's “Great Horned Owl”) inheritance *muhuN Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1542 (2008:227), seems unproblematic although sound imitative same underived ultimately onomatopoeic but very widespread cognacy suggests this is not prominently felt Bethel et al.:78 totem of curing shaman lineage 1 familiar for curers, totem; owls assocated with redwoods, both treated with great respect (Gifford 40) 2 I'm speculating, really no info, but owls not generally eaten no info hunted men for feathers 0 1 no
Wintu Bubo virginianus ču(:)tkudu:t great horned owl (CHM confirms 56:7) inheritance *kudu: (?) Wintun Shepherd 2005; not a very good set JHH WW %(hu)tukul other complex Schlichter 1981 1 2 2 0 1 no
Yavapai Bubo virginianus ɂyu· owl unique unknown Shaterian 1983 1 2 2 0 1 no
Yokuts Palewyami Bubo virginianus ho'ho'-wŏ-let' great horned owl unique Yawelmani hutuluwèitc only remotely similar form in Kroeber, heleTi (1961:202). I give Merriam form because bird is securely identified. Note Miss hoh:oho-. same other complex has the -wilets element on an onomatopoeic root again Merriam 58:521 1 2 2 0 1 no
Yokuts Yawdanchi Bubo virginianus [hutulu] sic, hutulu (220 from spec.) large owl (Merriam confirms 58:361) inheritance *huttulu-? Nim-Yokuts Callaghan 1997:59, compares some Mi forms, but...; Wappo hutúku:lu, Pmi *tuk:uli WW %(hu)tukul same underived probably sound-imitative in origin Kroeber 1961:202 1 2 2 0 1 no
Yokuts Yowlumne Bubo virginianus huddulu', hihhina' huddulo: N 216 large owl inheritance *huttulu-? Nim-Yokuts Callagan 1997:59 compares some Mi forms, but ... same underived probably sound-imitative in origin Kroeber 1961:202 1 2 2 0 1 no
Yuki Bubo virginianus minkuTa F, minkuT A great horned owl inheritance *məhk'uT(a7) Yukian Schlichter 1985 underived probably complex Sawyer & Schlichter 1984 1 2 2 0 1 no
Yuma Bubo virginianus mahm'-ve' Great horned owl (Bubo) unique unknown Merriam 61:455 1 2 2 0 1 no