give away

verb social_transfer

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *ka-hi_E

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *kahe•´

Crow kée ‘give away’ RG, GG:50, RGG:28

Hidatsa kahe•´ ‘give away’ J , kahé•

Pre-Mandan

Mandan káʔhereʔš ‘give away’ RTC , kaʔ- ‘have, possess’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *ka-

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk woogá ‘gift’ KM:304 , wooga

Proto-Dhegiha *ka-ré

Osage dadoⁿ gathe , †kaðe ‘donate, give away, contribute’ LF:34b

Quapaw kadé ‘give away one thing’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi kaye, káye, kayi , †kaye ‘give away’ D&S:205a

General comment

This is a causative construction in Proto-Siouan. This is the only Crow stem beginning with ke-; it must be a contracted causative, cf. Hidatsa, which is clearly causative.

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