smell

verb perceptual_olfactory

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-wrą

Proto-Dakota *-mna

Lakota ó_mna ‘smell something’ RTC , wó_mna ‘smell something; an odor’ EB:605a

Stoney xomną́ ‘coffee (it smells)’ PAS:101

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *-prą

Chiwere ó•brą ‘smell’ RR

Hoocąk -pą́ną, horu- ‘to smell’ [transitive] KM:1499 , horupąną

Proto-Dhegiha *-brą

Omaha-Ponca blą́, brą́, bðą́, bną́ ‘smell’ RR

Kanza/Kaw bablą́ ‘spoil, puncture and give off an odor’ RR , bóblą ‘smell of gunpowder, cause by shooting’ RR, JOD , büblą́ ‘smell, cause to rise from lying on grass’ RR, JOD , dáblą ~ dábląbe ‘smell, give off a burning odor’ RR, JOD , gablą́ ‘smell, give off an odor’ RR , yüblą́ ‘smell, make the hands, make smell handling’ RR

Osage uthíbthoⁿ , †oðǘbrą ‘to smell’ LF:176b

Quapaw -bną, di- ‘smell (hands)’ RR , -bną, tá- ‘to smell of sth. burning’ RR , -bdą́, di- ‘smell (hands)’ RR

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Ofo nạphíhi , †nəphíhi ‘smelling good’ D&S:326b

General comment

Biloxi pa´ni ‘inhale, smell’ (DS-244a) and Tutelo uwalah’´ha ‘to smell’ (Hw.) are apparently not related. If Ofo nạ- is the cognate, then Proto-Siouan would be *wa-rą.

Other languages

  • Cf. PA *-mya:- ‘smell’ (medial?); mela:- ‘smell’ Aubin 1207. Cf. Kickapoo -menaam, etc. Voorhis-193.
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