Koko wrote:On the wikipedia article, it tells mistatim is horse. Is it just correlational that it looks similar to dog atim(wa)?
If by "correlational" you mean "coincidence," then apparently, the answer is "no." According to both this
literally means 'big (mist
) dog (atim
)'. The second of these two sources suggests that the explanation for this may be that before horses arrived in the Plains, big dogs were used as beasts of burden (e.g. to pull sleds).