turnip, Psoralea (2)

plant

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *Ró•kwe-(hi)

Chiwere dógwehi ‘Indian turnip’ [Otoe] JGT:265 , dógwe ‘Indian turnip’ [Ioway] JGT:265

Hoocąk tookéwehí ‘be hungry’ [Cf. tóo ‘potato’] KM:3134 , tookewehi

Proto-Dhegiha *Ró•kre

Omaha-Ponca no•gðe ‘turnip’ RR

Kanza/Kaw dóle ‘turnip, carrot’ RR

Osage dógthe , †tó•le ‘Psoralea esculenta (turnip)’ LF:38a

General comment

This compound is derived from the much older and better attested term for ‘Indian potato’. The discrepancy between Chiwere/Hoocąk with *kw and DH with *kr cannot be accounted for.

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