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verb physical_contact_manipulation

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-žu

Proto-Dakota *-žužu

Lakota -žúžu, ka- ‘knock off; blot out, efface; pay off, as one’s debts’ EB:279 , -žúžu, wa- ‘quarter, cut up, e.g. beef; cut in pieces, cut up, e.g. an animal’ EB:523 , -žúžu, na- ‘kick to pieces; come to pieces of itself’ EB:347 , -žúžu, pa- ‘rub out, cross out, erase; get out of joint by pressure, as a box loosening where the nails hold the corners’ EB:427 , -žúžu, wo- ‘break to pieces or destroy by shooting; knock or punch to pieces; break, as the rain does ice, or as a flood does’ EB:601 , -žužu, wó- ‘take to pieces; demolish; unpack’ EB:601 , -žúžu, ya- ‘tear down; tear to pieces with the mouth; refute or demolish an argument’ EB:622 , -žúžu, yu- ‘tear down, destroy, deface; pull in pieces, undo, open e.g. a bundle; make void, e.g. an agreement, etc.’ EB:641

Dakota yuz´úz´u , †yužúžu ‘tear down, destroy, deface; pull in pieces, undo, open e.g. a bundle; make void, e.g. an agreement, etc.’ SRR:648b

Proto-Dhegiha

Kanza/Kaw -žǘ, ga- ‘flail’ RR , -žüžü, yá- ‘bite off the hull or skin, eat corn on the cob’ RR, MR

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