sharpen, grind

verb physical_contact_manipulation

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-mą́

Proto-Dakota *-mą́

Lakota pamą́ ‘file’ EB:430b , yumą́ ‘sharpen by grinding’ EB:643b

Proto-Dhegiha *-mą

Omaha-Ponca we bamoⁿ ‘a file’ MAS:77

Kanza/Kaw bamą ‘rub, file’ RR

Osage bamoⁿ , †pamą́ ‘file’ LF:22a , thimoⁿ , †ðimą ‘whet, sharpen’ LF:148a

Quapaw kamǫ́ ‘sharpen’ JOD

General comment

Cf. ‘chert, flint’.

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