burn (2), prairie fire

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Proto-Siouan-Catawba *rą

Proto-Siouan *rą́

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *oną́

Proto-Dakota *oną

Lakota oną́ ‘fire on ground, prairie fire’ EB:395a, EJ

Yanktonai óna ‘a flame, a blaze’ SRR:375a

Proto-Dhegiha

Omaha-Ponca unáhe , †onáhe ‘conflagration’

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi náoⁿ , †ną́-ǫ ‘set grass afire’ D&S:232a , nowûde , †ną́-ǫ ‘burnt bare’ D&S:287a , unási , †ną́-ǫ ‘to parch, as corn; fry meat’ D&S:284a

Proto-Tutelo-Saponi

Tutelo inausĭ´ñga , †inausį́ka ‘burn’ H

Proto-Catawba

Catawba wi•rą ‘burn’ KS

General comment

Biloxi is probably náǫ < *rą-ʔų ‘fire + do, make’.

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