price, wages

verb social_transfer

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *wa-iši

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *wa•ši

Crow íiwishi ‘price’ GG:86 , báaši ‘hire’ RG

Hidatsa íiwaši ‘price’ AWJ , wa•šE, ma•šE ‘to hire, buy’ AWJ

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *wa-i-ši

Proto-Dakota *(wa-)iší

Lakota iší ‘to pay wages’ EJ , wíši ‘wages’ EJ

Dakota iší ‘to pay wages’ SRR:208a , wíši ‘wages’ SRR:578

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk hiwaci , †hiwaši ‘tell’ MM:151 , hiwaši ? , †hiwaši

Proto-Dhegiha *wa-iši

Omaha-Ponca waweshi , †waweši ‘wage’ MJS:184 , †wawáši ‘employ’ , washí , †waší ‘employ’

Osage washí , †waší ‘employ’ LF:199a

General comment

Cf. ‘order > control’. These may be two derivations.

from a single root, or they may be homophones.

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