spotted skunk

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

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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 Spilogale gracilis e-chā-o Little spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis) loan Yokuts Yowlumne tse-sā-ooo; che'-chăo, se'-choo; Wikchamni chā-tsoo; chow'-chew; cho-chew same underived C. H. Merriam 72-77, 60-449 2 2 0 0 0 no
Big Smokey Valley Shoshone Spilogale gracilis tu-rŭ'-ah Little spotted skunk (Spilogale) unique same underived Merriam's Skull Valley Gosiute: 61:291 2 2 0 0 0 no
Cahuilla Spilogale gracilis tékʷel tévišnekiš ˈtekʷel ˈteviʃnekiʃ Little Spotted skunk, Spilogale gracilis unique same phrase means “skunk white”. Merriam collected /tekwemal/ at Whitewater. I'm suspicious of both of these, may be on-the-spot coinages -7aʃ "pet" animal is -7ash; the meat is with a meat classifier, usually -sex7a “cooked item” or -wa7 “roasted item” (Seiler 1977:304-5) http://www.archive.org/stream/bancroft_chartmerriam_1556_60#page/n155/mode/2up; p. 159 no info 2 2 not a preferred game animal no info hunted Men boiled, roasted 0 0 Western United States Diverse habitats no
Central Sierra Miwok Spilogale gracilis ty/nkywe- skunk inheritance Eastern Miwokan In Mins, Mip other complex -we; I think there is "critter" cognate for the other part Freeland & Broadbent 1960 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chemehuevi Spilogale gracilis ká·voni^a Little spotted skunk (Spilogale) inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275); ka- probably from kawa- “rat”?? same phrase mountain skunk (I think) Merriam 59:521 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Barbareno Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ineseno Spilogale gracilis ʧaniyuxyux small skunk sp inheritance phrase but unanalyzable Applegate 49 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Obispeno Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ventureno Spilogale gracilis tah'-kah-mah little spotted skunk inheritance *tVqema Proto-Chumash underived Merriam 55:37 2 2 0 0 0 no
Cocopa Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Comanche Spilogale gracilis nabohcutz spotted skunk (naboo unique same phrase spotted - kɨ-tsi??? Rejon 1995:43 2 2 0 0 0 no
Cupeño Spilogale gracilis tuk'-wil pal-lă-kul 60-253 ˈtəkʷəl ˈpalukal (?) cf. palukla “Place near Soboba” Spotted Skunk, Spilogale inheritance * -tɨkʷɨ Californian A phrase , probably nonce formation, on S1984 (Stubbs 2009:275) same phrase ˈtəkʷəl ˈpalukal I'll bet this is a nonce formation -- probably means “skunk spotted” or something like that. -ʔaʃ "pet" possessive classifier for animals http://www.archive.org/stream/bancroft_chartmerriam_1556_60#page/n251/mode/2up, p. 253 no info 2 2 no info no info no info no info 0 0 western North America diverse habitats no
Esselen Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Gabrielino Spilogale gracilis che-noo'-e po-ne'-vo 72-77, 60-417 (che-noo'-e = “small”) ʧiˈnu:y poˈni:vor spotted skunk unique a nonce formation, see “Big Skunk” for head word, which is NUA same phrase ʧiˈnu:-y poˈni:vo-r small-npn 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 2 McC p. 116 no info hunted men no info 0 0 Western U.S. Diverse habitats no
Iipay 'Aa Spilogale gracilis kallyewhiiw skunk inheritance *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) Proto-Yuman Mixco 1978:96 (Langdon 1976:873 Metath) same phrase almost certainly “that which smells” Couro & Hutcheson 1973 2 2 0 0 0 no
Kawaiisu Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Kiliwa Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Kitanemuk Spilogale gracilis ah-noo'-se pon-ne-vats ˈʔanuʦiʔ ˈponivaʧr Spotted skunk unique nonce loan translation, probably, using two good UA words same phrase ˈʔanuʦiʔ ˈponivaʧr “small skunk” (presumably a nonce form) -ʔacit "pet" possessive classifier for animals http://www.archive.org/stream/bancroft_chartmerriam_1556_60#page/n1/mode/2up, p. 3 no info 2 2 no info hunted men no info 0 0 Western U.S. Diverse habitats no
Lake Miwok Spilogale gracilis wíiceke spotted skunk (et) loan Patwin C. notes Patwin wi:cikaj “civet cat” underived Callaghan 1965 2 2 0 0 0 no
Luiseño Spilogale gracilis túkyaspal ʹtukjaspal small skunk species (Harrington) inheritance *-tɨkʷɨ- Californian contains -tɨkʷɨ s1984,Stubbs 2009:275 but derivation obscure same other complex ʹtukjaspa-l skunk.sp-non.possessed.noun (surely root is derived) Elliott 1999:988 no info 2 2 no N/A N/A N/A 0 0 Western U.S. diverse habitats no
Maidu Spilogale gracilis chip-pĕ-lĕ, tip'-pil-lim little spotted skunk unique other complex -im suffix Merriam 57:37 2 2 0 0 0 no
Mojave Spilogale gracilis ɂilyhwenyoor spotted skunk inheritance *xwiw (*kłʸikʷ) Proto-Yuman Mixco1978:96 (Langdon 1976:873 Metath) same phrase ɂilyhwe-inyoor skunk-spotted Munro et al.1992 2 2 0 0 0 no
Mutsun Spilogale gracilis dish'-shin little spotted skunk inheritance Probably the same word underived Merriam 55:403 2 2 0 0 0 no
Nisenan Spilogale gracilis bed'-den' little spotted skunk unique underived Merriam 57:229 2 2 0 0 0 no
Northern Paiute Spilogale gracilis pong-e'-dah Little spotted skunk (Spilogale) 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 Spilogale gracilis tun'-no-go little spotted skunk inheritance Eastern Miwokan In Mics, Mip other complex -y or -u nominalizer on tunuk-I115 Merriam 57:419 2 2 0 0 0 no
Plains Miwok Spilogale gracilis ton:oko- Pacific skunks (Merriam confirms for Spilogale), coon (erriam has pat-kah'-sy) inheritance Eastern Miwokan In Mins, Mics underived Callaghan 1984 2 2 0 0 0 no
Salinan A Spilogale gracilis smo-kel' little spotted skunk unique Salinan other complex s- animal prefix Merriam 65:367 2 2 0 0 0 no
Salinan M Spilogale gracilis smo-hel' little spotted skunk unique Salinan other complex s- animal prefix Merriam 55:367 2 2 0 0 0 no
Seri (Comcaac) Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Serrano Spilogale gracilis por:nivyr-T little spotted skunk (same word Merriam) inheritance *po(C)ni Northern Uto-Aztecan S1983 (Stubbs 2008:275); he thinks U-A but I doubt it other complex -t NPN Merriam 72:27 2 2 0 0 0 no
Southern Paiute Spilogale gracilis kah'-bo-nā (M) Spotted skunk inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275) with increment also in Chemehuevi from *kawa rat?? same phrase rat-skunk? Merriam 59:457 2 2 0 0 0 no
Southern Sierra Miwok Spilogale gracilis his'-sig-gŭ Little spotted skunk inheritance Eastern Miwokan In all Mis, Mip (for “skunk” underived has the -y suffix which Callaghan knocks off in “skunk”. What to do??? Merriam 57:449 2 2 0 0 0 no
Southern Ute Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Tübatulabal Spilogale gracilis 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 Western U.S. Diverse habitats no
Tümpisa Shoshone Spilogale gracilis ponniattsi “same name OK” (Merriam) inheritance *po(C)ni Proto-Uto-Aztecan Stubbs 1983 (2008:275), see above broader (any skunk) other complex skunk-dim Merriam 59:329 2 2 0 0 0 no
Wappo Spilogale gracilis koo'-too sheel/shil little spotted skunk unique phrase Merriam 52:565) 2 2 0 0 0 no
Washo Spilogale gracilis pat-soo-mel-le yah-koo little spotted skunk unique phrase Merriam 55:297 2 2 0 0 0 no
Western Mono Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Wintu Spilogale gracilis pim-me-lit little spotted skunk unique other complex Merriam 56:3 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yavapai Spilogale gracilis sᶏkmāka squiggle is subdot skunk unique unknown Shaterian 1983 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Palewyami Spilogale gracilis missing missing missing 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yawdanchi Spilogale gracilis tcitcèu polecat (K explains this is the smaller skunk) (Merriam confirms for Wik 58:357) inheritance Nim-Yokuts universal in Kroeber but Pal., Buena Vista missing same underived Kroeber 1961:201 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yowlumne Spilogale gracilis tsitseu polecat (Merriam confirms Little spotted skunk 58:549) inheritance Nim-Yokuts Universal in Kroeber except Pal., Buena Vista missing same underived Kroeber 1961:201 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yuki Spilogale gracilis mil-moo'-she MWO, mil=mú-shi Cs little spotted skunk unique phrase lit. deer laugh, alluding to a myth in which skunk trails his intestines and makes spider laugh so hard that fire erupts from his abdomen S&S 1984:189) Sawyer & Schlichter 1984 2 2 0 0 0 no
Yuma Spilogale gracilis missing inheritance missing 2 2 0 0 0 no