itch (1)

verb physical_somatic_disease

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *xa-

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa

Crow xaliá ‘itch’ GG:60, RGG:102

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dakota

Lakota -ga, apá- ‘beset with prickles’ EB:87

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi duxayĕ´ , †duxayé ‘scratch in order to relieve itching’ [feminine of duxayĕ´] D&S:219b , duxayaxaⁿ , †duxayé ‘scratch’ , dúxayaxaⁿ´ , †duxayé ‘scratch’ D&S:219b , pạ́ duxayĕ´ , †duxayé ‘scratch the head’ D&S:219b

General comment

Crow -ia suggests earlier *-ihe, possibly to be aligned with Biloxi through **xayéhe (?).

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