grave

noun social_culture

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *awą́•xE

Pre-Mandan

Mandan ówą•xe ‘grave’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *mį́•xe

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Otoe mį́•xe ‘grave’ JDH

Proto-Dhegiha

Quapaw míxe ‘grave’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi amaxí ‘grave’ D&S:227a

General comment

In ‘grave’ the root xE has been compounded with that for ‘mud, dirt, earth’, q.v. In Mandan it is likely that the compound has been reanalyzed as a single root. Mandan wą•x from *awą• + xE. The MVS vocalism is unexplained. Cf. ‘cache

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