sneeze

verb physical_somatic_function

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dakota pša

Lakota pšá ‘sneeze’ RTC

Sioux Valley pša PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *hé•pšį

Chiwere héʔšį RR

Hoocąk heepšį́ KM:789 , heepšį

Proto-Dhegiha *hečhį

Omaha-Ponca hechiⁿ MAS:160

Kanza/Kaw hečhį́ RR

Osage hétsiⁿ , †héchį ‘sneeze’ LF:59b

Quapaw héšį JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *amíse

Biloxi mĭsí , †mįsí D&S:230b

Ofo ámifĕ , †ámife D&S:320b

General comment

Phonologically there are at least two, and probably three or four, roots here, most involving at least some irregularities and all onomatopoeic. Cf. ‘cough’.

Other languages

  • Yuchi hatšhi ‘sneeze’ LB
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