See also: mätänä

Contents

CheyenneEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Algonquian meθeni((one's) breast).

NounEdit

matana ‎(animate)

  1. (anatomy) breast

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Algonquian *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