spotted (2)

verb perceptual_visual

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *pų́•xE

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *pu•xi

Crow puuxí ‘spotted, speckled, freckled’ GG:54, RGG:97

Hidatsa pú•xi ~ puʔxi ‘spotted, freckled, speckled’ J

Pre-Mandan

Mandan pų́xoʔš ‘it’s spotted’ H:161

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi tcipúxi, tcpúxi, tcpuxwi , †čipúxi ‘blanket’ D&S:266a

Ofo †aməphó•ska, †aməphúska ‘partridge’ D&S:320, JSS

General comment

Cf. ‘marked > spotted, striped (1)s and ‘marked > spotted, striped (3)š grades. Mandan form is probably pų́•xoʔš. Cf. ‘blanket (2)’. The Ofo form may also be influenced by ‘drum’, Ofo †ąphó•ska.

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