ChoctawEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Chickasaw chi-

PrefixEdit

chi- (class II second-person singular)

  1. the direct object of an active transitive verb
    you
  2. the subject of a stative intransitive verb
    you
  3. indicates possession of a noun
    your
Usage notesEdit

Class II person markers are used for possession only for a small set of words, mostly including kinship terms and body parts.

Etymology 2Edit

From chi- +‎ i-.

PrefixEdit

chi- (before vowels chim-, class III second-person singular)

  1. the indirect object of an active transitive verb
    to you, for you
  2. the subject of an intransitive affective verb
    you
  3. the direct object of a small set of transitive verbs mostly dealing with affect, communication and intimacy
    you
  4. indicates possession of a noun
    your
InflectionEdit

OjibweEdit

PreverbEdit

chi-

  1. Alternative form of gichi-

ShonaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-kɪ̀-.

PrefixEdit

chi-

  1. Class 7 noun prefix.