love

verb psychic_emotion

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Pre-Mandan *kiras-

Mandan kikírasoʔš ‘he loves someone, is stingy with something’ H:111

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi kíyasi ‘like it’

General comment

Crow daášdee ‘pity, love, be compassionate’ (GG-40, DEC-89) seems to be a compound from ‘heartCrow daasa, Hidatsa ra•ta. The spirant mismatch between Hidatsa, Mandan, and Biloxi is as complete as it can be. Consequently, these forms -- though suggestive -- are not reconstructible.

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