melt (1)

verb physical_condition_change

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *sire (?)

Pre-Mandan *šre-

Mandan rášereʔš ‘it melted’ RTC

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi sĭnĕ´ , †siné ‘melted, thawed’ D&S:256a

General comment

Ordinarily n in an oral environment, as here, in Biloxi represents the reflex of an earlier cluster, often *hr or *ʔr. There is insufficient information here to allow us to determine its function.

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