will, purpose

psychic_volition

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *wayaʔį

Proto-Dakota *wačhą́ʔį

Lakota wačhį́ ‘think, purpose’ EB:512b

Dakota waćíŋ , †wačhį ‘think, purpose’ SRR:495a

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *wažąį

Chiwere wayį́ ‘to command’

Hoocąk wažą ‘purposeful, be important’ MM:408 , wažą

Proto-Dhegiha *wažąį

Omaha-Ponca wazhiⁿ , †wažį́ ‘will’ MAS:188

Kanza/Kaw wažį́ ‘will’ RR

Osage wazhíⁿ , †wažį́ ‘own will, volition’ LF:210b

Quapaw wažį́ ~ wážǫį́ ‘will, patience’ JOD

General comment

Cf. ‘think (3)’. The Lakota form as a verb 1sg. is wačhąmį. This term probably arises in Proto-Mississipi-Valley. Proto-Siouan *wa- would have lost its vowel and collapsed with the following syllable.

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