weigh

physical_action

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *(ka-)ʔų́ or: *(ka-)ʔą́

Proto-Dakota

Lakota kaų́kaka ‘be jolted or bounced up and down’ EB:295

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *ruʔą́

Chiwere †ʔą, ru- ‘lift together and weigh; to heft’ LWR:25

Hoocąk ʔą́, hawa- ‘put on one’s shoulder’ KM:711 , hawa’ą ‘weigh out a portion, v.tr.; weigh a certain amount, v.intr.’ KM:2112 , ʔą́, nąą- ‘carry; lift up; hold’ KM:2649 , nąą’ą ‘bounce up, bounce up and down’ KM:316 , ʔą́, ru- , ru’ą , ʔą́, gi-, giʔąʔą́ , gi’ą, gi’ą’ą

General comment

The Lakota form may be related, at least in part, to the Chiwere/Hoocąk forms, but much of the term is non-cognate.

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