soft (2)

verb perceptual_tactile

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *špą

Proto-Dakota

Lakota špą ‘cooked, burnt or frozen’ EB:467a

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *šwą́

Chiwere šwą́la ‘soft’ GM

Hoocąk -šąwą ‘soften’ [Vroot only] KM:2925 , -šąwą ‘mangle with hand to soften’ [as, hide] KM:2728 , šąwą́, ru- , rušąwą

Proto-Dhegiha *špą́

Omaha-Ponca ushpoⁿ , †ošpą MAS:160

Kanza/Kaw špą́ye ‘soak something in water’ RR

Osage shpoⁿ , †špą ‘sodden, softened by soaking in water’ LF:134b

Quapaw špǫ ‘be wet’ JOD

General comment

Cf. ‘moist, thaw, soft

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