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matana

CheyenneEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Algonquian meɬeni, meθeni (breast).

NounEdit

matana (animate)

  1. breast

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Algonquian meɬenepi, meθenepi (milk, literally breast-water), a compound of the aforementioned Algonquian root for "breast" and *nepyi (water). Cognate to Arapaho beθéneč.

NounEdit

matana (inanimate)

  1. milk