rain (1)

natural_force_weather

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *nįžú

Proto-Dakota *maɣážu

Lakota maɣážu ‘to rain’ RTC

Dakota maġáz´u , †maɣážu ‘rain’ SRR:304a

Stoney maʕázu PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *nį́•žu

Chiwere ñį́yu, ñí•yu ‘rain’ RR

Hoocąk nįįžú ‘rain’ KM:2365 , nįįžu

Proto-Dhegiha *nįžǘ

Omaha-Ponca noⁿzhiⁿ´ ‘rain’ MAS:144

Kanza/Kaw nüžǘ ‘rain’ RR

Osage nizhiú , †nižǘ ‘rain’ LF:111b

Quapaw niží ‘rain’ RR

General comment

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere and Proto-Dhegiha show a compound of ‘water’ with ‘put in, fill, plant’, here in the sense ‘pour’. Dakota is aberrant in its first root, which might be Dakotan máɣa ‘field’ or Proto-Mississipi-Valley *mą́•xicloud’.

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