wrap

physical_contact_manipulation

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-šį

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk šį́, haru- ‘put in a bag or sack’ KM:684 , harušį ‘bow tie, n. (as in shoestring)’ KM:850 , šį́, higi- , higišį

Proto-Dhegiha *-šį

Kanza/Kaw šį, oyǘ- ‘bundle something up, cover by surrounding’ RR

Osage béshiⁿ , †péšį ‘flared’ LF:26b , beṭóⁿ , †pethą́ ‘fold goods’ LF:26b

Quapaw šį, odí- ‘wrap, fold in a bundle’ RR

General comment

Probably the final element of bešį ‘bend’; cf. ‘twist > wrap, fold’.

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