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chiori (nominative singular, animate, plural chiorisi)
Sense: female person
Creation and Usage Notes
|The word chiori replaced the older Proto-Plains word for "woman", which became modern yesi. This is an example of feminine pejoration (present in every human language that we know of), whereby ordinary words for women acquire negative connotations (in this case, the old word simply meaning "woman" coming to mean "old woman" or "crone"). A bit of sad realism.
-David J. Peterson 15:37, 8 December 2019 (PST)