roadrunner

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 Geococcyx californianus oo'-e-oo'-e Road runner (Geococcyx californianus) loan Yokuts Proto-NimYokuts *ʔoyʔoy (Golla 1964); UA roadrunners say puypuy WW %uji same underived obvious reduplication but in Yokuts C. H. Merriam 72-77, 60-455 2 1 0 0 0 no
Big Smokey Valley Shoshone Geococcyx californianus un-nup'-pe (RM) 61:41 Road runner (Geococcyx) inheritance Central Numic Tumpisa Shoshone üngüppi unknown Merriam 61:73 2 1 0 0 0 no
Cahuilla Geococcyx californianus púuiš ʹpu:iʃ road-runner (who allegedly sounds like púu) inheritance *puhi/*puʔi/*puwi (all proposed) Uto-Aztecan I agree with Stubbs 2009:250 that Yecora Piman pu7i “roadrunner” fits here. S1776. In all Takic. WW %pu: same derived puhu-iʃ “go.puhu-nominalizer” (note that plural is puh-ʧem) -7aʃ “pet” Possessive classifier -7aʃ wikikmal Seiler&Hioki 1979:158 no info 2 For Luiseno, roadrunner cut hair in mourning for Creator 1 no info hunted All roasted, stewed, eggs eaten 0 0 Southwestern US to Central America desert areas no
Central Sierra Miwok Geococcyx californianus 7új7uju- roadrunner inheritance *uj:uj:u- Eastern Miwokan Callaghan 1997:60; note also Pyokuts *oj7uy from 7u:j7uj WW %uji reduplicated Freeland & Broadbent 1960 2 1 0 0 0 no
Chemehuevi Geococcyx californianus oo'-itch; oo'-its; oo'ts ʻɂətsA JPH Road runner (Geococcyx) unique Merriam forms look like Yokutsan word, but Harrington form is unique, but note S. Paiute wɨtca WW %uji same underived Merriam 59:527 2 1 0 0 0 no
Chumash Barbareno Geococcyx californianus pup'u roadrunner loan into protolanguage *pu' Proto-Chumash Takic Klar 1977;106 WW %pu: reduplicated Beeler 1978:182 2 1 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ineseno Geococcyx californianus qewqew roadrunner unique reduplicated Applegate 152; 2 1 0 0 0 no
Chumash Obispeno Geococcyx californianus (t)pu' roadrunner loan into protolanguage *pu' Proto-Chumash Takic WW %pu: other complex t- Klar 1977:106 2 1 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ventureno Geococcyx californianus pupu road runner loan into protolanguage *pu' Proto-Chumash unknown Klar 1977:106 WW %pu: reduplicated Merriam 55:41; JPH III:91-0260 2 1 0 0 0 no
Cocopa Geococcyx californianus clpu roadrunner loan into protolanguage Proto-Yuman Takic Langdon 1976:873 Metath; "carrier" possibly folk etymology on %pu:??? WW %pu: same underived Crawford 1989 2 1 0 0 0 no
Comanche Geococcyx californianus ebikuyuutsi; rejon 40 ebikuyonit chaparral cock, roadrunner inheritance *kuyu(...) Northern Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 2358 (2008;316), “turkey”, perhaps a loan into Numic from Hopi??? But pretty good corresp. same phrase blue quail (modern form) or blue turkey (Rejon form) -- “quail” is just “turkey-DIM” Robinson & Armagost 1990:162 2 1 0 0 0 no
Cupeño Geococcyx californianus puwish ˈpuwiʃ roadrunner inheritance *puhi/*puʔi/*puwi (all proposed) Uto-Aztean I agree with Stubbs 2009:250 that Yecora Piman pu7i “roadrunner” fits here. S1776. In all Takic. WW %pu: same other complex ˈpuwi-ʃ roadrunner-npn -ʔaʃ "pet" possessive classifier for animals mukikmal Hill & Nolasquez 1973:169 no info 2 cut hair in mourning; ceremonial couplet tavish, puwish (H&N pp. 78,109) 1 eggs surely eaten no info no info no info no info 0 0 Southwestern US to Central America desert areas no
Esselen Geococcyx californianus missing missing missing 2 1 0 0 0 no
Gabrielino Geococcyx californianus poo'-he-awt puˈwiʔawt (?) Roadrunner inheritance *puhi/*puʔi/*puwi (all proposed) Uto-Aztecan I agree with Stubbs 2009:250 that Yecora Piman pu7i “roadrunner” fits here. S1776. In all Takic. WW %pu: same derived puˈwiʔ-a-w-t roadrunner-?-augmentative-npn (/a/ may be an ablaut vowel) ʔaʧ “pet” possessive classifier for animals chi:ya http://www.archive.org/stream/bancroft_chartmerriam_1556_60#page/n415/mode/2up; p. 421 no info 2 cut hair in mourning for Wiyot 1 all birds eaten (McC 116) no info hunted men roasted 0 0 Southwestern U.S. to Central America desert areas no
Iipay 'Aa Geococcyx californianus tellypuu roadrunner loan into protolanguage Proto-Yuman Takic Langdon 1976:873 Metath; I think this is older than a Takic loan but the roadrunner %pu: set needs a look and this is how to get it WW %pu: same underived Couro & Hutcheson 1973 2 1 0 0 0 no
Kawaiisu Geococcyx californianus oi-yu-pe'-te; oo-e-yū'-pe roadrunner loan Yokutsan by way of? WW %uji same underived onomatopoeic in original, I assume Merriam 59:367 2 1 0 0 0 no
Kiliwa Geococcyx californianus tlpi? Roadrunner loan into protolanguage Proto-Yuman Hokan Langdon 1976:873 Metath; cognate with the %pu: words elsewhere in Yuman but phonologically dissimilar WW %pu: same underived Mixco 1985 2 1 0 0 0 no
Kitanemuk Geococcyx californianus puhyɨt ˈpuhjɨt roadrunner inheritance *puhi/*puʔi/*puwi (all proposed) Uto-Aztecan augmentative added (it's also in Gab.) WW %pu: same derived ˈpuh-jɨ-t puh (sound)-augmentative-npn -ʔacit "pet" possessive classifier for animals wicitat Anderton 1988:485 no info 2 1 no decent info but everybody ate songbirds and eggs no info hunted men roasted, boiled, eggs eaten 0 0 Southwestern U.S. to Central America desert areas no
Lake Miwok Geococcyx californianus huláaki roadrunner unique Note Wappo ho-lā'-lik “blue grouse” ?? underived Callaghan 1965 2 1 0 0 0 no
Luiseño Geococcyx californianus púypuy ʹpujpuj roadrunner inheritance *puhi/*puʔi/*puwi (all proposed) Uto-Aztecan I agree with Stubbs 2009:250 that Yecora Piman pu7i “roadrunner” fits here. S1776. In all Takic. WW %pu: same reduplicated ʹpuj-puj -ʔaʃ "pet" possessive classifier; NPN form of noun is ʔaʃla 7ehéngmal Elliott 1999:773 no info 2 roadrunner, along with Horned Toad, doctored Wuyot (E); cut their hair in mourning for Wuyot (Harrington 1978:121) 1 eggs at least must have been eaten no info no info no info no info 0 0 Southwestern US to Central America desert areas no
Maidu Geococcyx californianus missing missing missing 2 1 0 0 0 no
Mojave Geococcyx californianus missing missing missing 2 1 0 0 0 no
Mutsun Geococcyx californianus oo'-e-too-ey, oo'-too-e roadrunner loan Yokuts Resembles Pmi and Pyn forms, but they don't have the /t/ part; sound-imitative areal form. Rumsen is Tapsan (CHM 55:441) WW %uji reduplicated Merriam 55:409 2 1 0 0 0 no
Nisenan Geococcyx californianus oo'-e-oo'-e road runner loan Sierra Miwok note Mie *uj:uj:u- Callaghan 1997:60, Proto-Yokuts *7oj7uj from *u:j7uj; also Nisenan oo'-e-oo'-e (roadrunner CHM) WW %uji reduplicated Merriam 57:233 2 1 0 0 0 no
Northern Paiute Geococcyx californianus poboyooha'a roadrunner calque English same phrase po 'road' - poyooha 'run.fast' Yerington Dictionary 2 1 0 0 0 no
Northern Sierra Miwok Geococcyx californianus 7u:juju- roadrunner inheritance *7uj:uj:u- Eastern Miwokan Callaghan 1997:60, and note Pyokutsan *7oj7uj from 7u:j7uj, so possibly Utian WW %uji reduplicated Callaghan 1987 2 1 0 0 0 no
Plains Miwok Geococcyx californianus 7uj:uj:u- roadrunner inheritance *uj:uj:u- Eastern Miwokan Callaghan 1997:60; and note Proto-Yokuts *7oj7uj from *u:j7uj; also Nisenan oo'-e-oo'-e (roadrunner CHM) WW %uji reduplicated Callaghan 1984 2 1 0 0 0 no
Salinan A Geococcyx californianus xom, xom' roadrunner, ground cuckoo unique Salinan in M underived Mason 1918:126; Turner 1980:82 2 1 0 0 0 no
Salinan M Geococcyx californianus xó:'mI roadrunner, ground cuckoo unique Salinan underived Mason 1918:126 2 1 0 0 0 no
Seri (Comcaac) Geococcyx californianus zaap Greater roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus unique same underived Comcaac Dictionary 613 2 1 0 0 0 no
Serrano Geococcyx californianus pu:hia7-t roadrunner inheritance *puhi/*pu7i/*puwi Uto-Aztecan final increment is augmentative (as in Gab., Kit.) WW %pu: other complex -t NPN KCHill ms 2001:46 2 1 0 0 0 no
Southern Paiute Geococcyx californianus wɨtca Road runner (Geococcyx californianus) unique note Chemehuevi ʻɂətsA same underived Sapir 1930:720 2 1 0 0 0 no
Southern Sierra Miwok Geococcyx californianus hujuh:uj-, 7ujuj:u- roadrunner inheritance *7uj:uj:u- Eastern Miwokan Callaghan 1997:60 and note Pyokutsan *7oj7uj from 7u:j7uj reduplicated Broadbent 1964: 2 1 0 0 0 no
Southern Ute Geococcyx californianus pǫǫ-nUkwí-kų-cI roadrunner calque English nobody else has anything like this same phrase road-run-NOM-ABS Givon 1979 2 1 0 0 0 no
Tübatulabal Geococcyx californianus üyhyümpisht ʔɨjhjɨmˈbiʃt roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus loan Yokuts Proto-NimYokuts *ʔoyʔoy (Golla 1964); UA roadrunners say puypuy WW %uji same derived ʔɨjhjɨmˈ-biʃ-t goes.uy-indiv-npn chikkīt Hill 2010:113 no info 2 1 Voegelin 1938:12; disgusting because they eat lizards no info N/A N/A N/A 0 0 Southwestern U.S. to Central America desert areas no
Tümpisa Shoshone Geococcyx californianus üngüppi road runner inheritance Central Numic only Recorded at Round Mountain for W. Shoshoni same other complex üngü-ppi ppi Dayley 1989:371 2 1 0 0 0 no
Wappo Geococcyx californianus cúch roadrunner (CHM we'-kah 52:569) unique Yuki o-chaw'-e MWO underived Sawyer 1965 2 1 0 0 0 no
Washo Geococcyx californianus missing missing missing 2 1 0 0 0 no
Western Mono Geococcyx californianus uwi'uwina' roadrunner loan Yokutsan Proto-NimYokuts *ʔoyʔoy (Golla 1964); also in Miwok; UA roadrunners say puypuy; Might also be from Miss WW %uji same onomatopoeic uwi'uwi-na uwi'uwi-says tsiipa “bird” Bethel et al.:271 totem of lineage that included chief's messenger (Gayton 2:271); totem of Eagle moiety (Gifford p. 37) 2 1 0 0 0 no
Wintu Geococcyx californianus pu:pu: roadrunner (CHM pōm to'-hut 56:71 and elsewhere; pom “ground”, to'-hut “runner” -- a neologism? ) loan unknown Not the Wintun form; looks like UA words! But a loan from Takic puypuy seems unlikely. May just be sound symbolic. WW %pu: reduplicated Pitkin 1985 2 1 0 0 0 no
Yavapai Geococcyx californianus tlpū road runner loan into protolanguage Proto-Yuman Takic Langdon 1976:873 Metath; see notes on Iipay Aa WW %pu: unknown Shaterian 1983 2 1 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Palewyami Geococcyx californianus uiuiwiléits roadrunner inheritance *ɂoyɂoy (NY) Yokutsan Callaghan 1939:60, compare Pmie *?uj(:)uj:u- WW %uji same other complex has -wilets element Kroeber 1961:204 2 1 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yawdanchi Geococcyx californianus oiui road runner inheritance *ɂoyɂoy (NY) Yokutsan Callaghan 1939:60, compare Pmie *?uj(:)uj:u- WW %uji same reduplicated Kroeber 1961:204 2 1 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yowlumne Geococcyx californianus 'oy'o:y roadrunner inheritance *ɂoyɂoy (NY) Yokutsan Callaghan 1939:60, compare Pmie *?uj(:)uj:u- WW %uji same reduplicated Newman 1944:191 2 1 0 0 0 no
Yuki Geococcyx californianus o-chaw'-e MWO road runner unique Wappo cuch other complex -i is a noun suffix Sawyer & Schlichter 1984 2 1 0 0 0 no
Yuma Geococcyx californianus tal'-ye-pŏ' Road runner (Geococcyx) loan into protolanguage Proto-Yuman Takic Langdon 1976:873; see note on Iipay Aa form WW %pu: unknown Merriam 61:455 2 1 0 0 0 no