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Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/mini

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This entry contains Proto-Algonquian reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-AlgonquianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • *mina, *mi·na
  • (in compounds) *-min-, *-imin(V)-

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Algic *mene (berry).

NounEdit

*mini

  1. berry; small fruit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Plains Algonquian:
    • Blackfoot: min' (berry)
    • Cheyenne: mene (berry; fruit)
  • Central Algonquian:
    • Cree: mînis / ᒦᓂᐢ ((wild) berry or fruit)
    • Ojibwe: -min (berry)
  • Eastern Algonquian:
    • Mi'kmaq: minijg (berry; fruit, nut)
    • Abenaki: min- (berry; fruit, seed)
    • Malecite-Passamaquoddy: min (berry)
    • Mahican: men (berry)
    • Unami: min (berry)

ReferencesEdit

  • Goddard (1982)
  • David Costa, The Miami-Illinois Language (ISBN 0803215142, 2003)
  • Howard Berman, A Restriction on the Shape of Proto-Algonquian Nouns, in the International Journal of American Linguistics, volume 58, number 3 (July 1992), pages 321-323: *mi·na 'berry'