verb physical_motion_caus


Proto-Siouan *rųxé

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *ruxé

Proto-Dakota *khiyúxa

Lakota khiyúxa ‘copulate as animals’ [- ablaut] EJ

Dakota takiyuḣa , †khiyuxa ‘rut’ WM:188

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *ruxe

Chiwere takíduxe , †thakhíruxe ‘October’ LWR:64

Hoocąk ruxé ‘chase, run after’ KM:2764 , ruxe

Proto-Dhegiha *rüxé

Omaha-Ponca ðíxe ‘chase after’ MAS:37

Kanza/Kaw yüxé ‘chase, mate (of animals)’ RR

Osage thixé , †ðüxé ‘pursue, chase’ LF:240b

Quapaw dixé ‘chase, pursue, hunt’ RR


Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *nǫ́xe

Biloxi noxĕ´, nóxĕ , †nǫxe ‘chase, pursue’ D&S:237b

Ofo nuⁿ´sĕ , †nǫ́se ‘chase’ D&S:327a

General comment

Cf. ‘copulate (3)’. Chiwere ‘October’ < ‘when the deer mate’; khiruxe ‘mate’. The southeastern and MVS forms are quite close phonetically but do not quite match for either nasality or accent. Some sort of historical relationship other than strict cognacy is nonetheless probable. Cf. also ‘paw the earth’.

Language Cognate Phonetic Siouan Meaning Comment Sources