wear on the feet

physical_artefact_dress

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *o-r-hą́

Proto-Dakota

Lakota ohą ‘put on socks, wear’ EB:388a

Dakota oháŋ , †ohą́ ‘stand in; put on socks or moccasins, wear’ SRR:350a

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk hoǰą́ ‘wear on foot or feet’ KM:1353 , hoją

Proto-Dhegiha *othą́

Omaha-Ponca othą JOD

Osage utoⁿ , †othą ‘put on moccasins’ LF:65a

Quapaw othą́ ~ othǫ́

Proto-Southeastern *hų (?)

General comment

Cf. ‘wear pants, wear on legs’. These two terms, *o-thąwear pants, wear on legs’; *o-rhąwear on the feet’ are one of the few scraps of evidence for a Proto-Mississipi-Valley *th/*rh opposition. Both are suspect of being late compounds. Cf. Kanza/Kaw obáhą ‘wear (generally)’. The root, , may be ‘stand’, q.v.

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