husk, pull off (1), flay

verb physical_contact_deformation

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *-xáhe

Pre-Mandan

Mandan ruxá

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-ɣá

Proto-Dakota *-ɣá

Lakota yuɣá ‘husk corn’ RTC , -gá, ya- ‘peel off with the teeth; to husk with the mouth’ EB:618

Dakota yuġá , †yuɣá ‘to husk’ SRR:622b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere ruɣé ‘husk corn, open by pulling’ JGT:166

Proto-Dhegiha

Quapaw diɣá ‘flay, skin with a knife’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *-xáhi

Biloxi páxaxahí , †páxaxahí ‘pull or roll up sleeves’ D&S:219a

Ofo tusháhi, dusháhi , †tusháhi ‘pull’ D&S:331a

General comment

Cf. ‘peel (1)’ for same root with the suffix -pe. ‘spread out’ for a homonym.

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