spread > flat (4)

physical_contact_manipulation

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *wráška

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere bráshge , †brášge ‘flat; broad; lid; plate; flat dish’ JGT:8

Proto-Dhegiha

Kanza/Kaw -bláška, ba- ‘stretch’ RR , -bláška, bu- ‘flatten something by pressure’ RR , -bláška, yu- ‘stretch sth., undo sth.’ JOD, MR, RR

General comment

Comparison of this with the several forms meaning ‘spread’ strongly suggests that this term had vowel length.

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