bile (2)

verb physical_somatic_liquid

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *wa•sí•(-re)

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa

Crow baashíili ‘bile’ GG:22

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *wa•zí

Chiwere wádhi , †wáði ‘bile, gall’ JOD

Otoe waðí• ‘bile, gall’ RR

Hoocąk waazí ‘stomach acid’ KM:3233 , waazi

General comment

The noun is formed from ‘yellow’ nominalized with *wa•- yielding ‘something yellow’, ‘yellow stuff’, or the like.

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