From the Lakota
: /ËˆtÊ°ipi/), which consists of two elements: the verb thÃ
, meaning "to dwell," and pi
, a pluralising enclitic (a suffix-like ending that marks the subject of the verb as plural), which means "they dwell." Lakota verbs can be used as nouns and this is the case with thÃpi
, which in practice just means "house."