Abenaki edit

Noun edit


  1. my grandfather

References edit

  • Monica Macaulay; Margaret Noodin; J. Randolph Valentine (en) Papers of the Forty-Fourth Algonquian Conference: Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes, SUNY Press, →ISBN, page 111: “EMah /nə̆maxōm/ 'my grandfather' (⟨Nemoghhome⟩ < PEA *nəməhxōm < PA *nemehšo·ma) was taken into Western Abenaki as WAb (nmahom) 'my grandfather', displacing the inherited word WAb ⟨nmosom(is)⟩ in its original primary meaning (now 'my remote male ancestor').”
  • Joseph Laurent (1884) New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues: The First Ever Published on the Grammatical System, page 20: “Nmahom. My grandfather.”