good (1)

verb evaluative

Proto-Siouan-Catawba *pí•

Proto-Siouan *ihpí•

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *hpí

Proto-Dakota *phí

Lakota phí ‘good’ RTC

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *phí•

Chiwere phí(•) ‘good’ RR

Missouria Wau pe ur, Wau pe ùr , †waphíʔų ‘expert’

Hoocąk pį́į ‘be good; be possible’ KM:2488 , pįį

Proto-Dhegiha *hpí

Omaha-Ponca ppí ‘good’ RR

Kanza/Kaw ppí- ‘good’ RR

Osage hpí ‘good’ RR

Quapaw ppí- ‘good’ RR

Proto-Southeastern *iphí•

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *phí•

Biloxi pi; nŭpíhi , †pi ‘good, smell good’

Ofo nạphī´hi , †nəphí•hi ‘smell good’ D&S:326b

Proto-Tutelo-Saponi

Tutelo ebī; bi, pī, ipī, bīwa, epīsel , †ipi• N, H

Proto-Catawba

Catawba pî•rɛ´, píhəre MS, KS

General comment

Cf. ‘full’. Missouria (Missouria) is from Lewis and Clark’s Journals.

waphíʔų is a characteristic Ioway-Otoe proper name, so the transference or sharing with Missouria seems likely.

Details Language Word Source