steal (2)

social_transfer

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *aša•ri

Crow ataalí ‘steal’ GG:13

Hidatsa aša•ri ‘steal’ J

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi kĭsĭnĕ´ , †kisiné ‘steal from another’ D&S:256a

General comment

The Biloxi form may explain the Crow and Hidatsa forms in -rí, though Biloxi has a different spirant. To explain the long a• in Crow and Hidatsa, one might appeal to a folk etymology along the lines suggested in the comments to ‘steal (1)’.

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