bee (2)

animal_insect

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *awáko•xE

Crow awákooxa ‘spider’ RG, GG:58, RGG:43

Hidatsa awáko•xE ‘spider’ J , awáko•xi

Pre-Mandan

Mandan kox ‘buzz’ H:115 , síkox ‘bee, wasp’ RTC

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *akąxi

Biloxi kaⁿx, kaⁿxí , †kąxi ‘bee’ D&S:206a

Ofo ạkoⁿ´si , †əką́si ‘bee’ D&S:320a

General comment

R. Graczyk points out that the Crow/Hidatsa forms appear to be compounds of ‘earth’ + ‘bee/wasp’. Cf. ‘spider’. Lack of nasalization in Mandan is unexplained if it is not due to the influence of ‘spider’. The vowels of OVS and MRS do not agree.

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