gesture

verb social_communication_gesture

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-tʔápE

Proto-Dakota

Lakota tʔáptʔapa, ka- ‘to signify by a certain gesture of the head (sic) that expresses contempt, dislike, hatred etc.; it consists in opening one’s closed fist and moving it toward the object disliked and thus making the fingers outstretched; or in snapping one’s finger in the sign of contempt.’ EB:294

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk tʔáp, gigi- ‘give someone the evil gesture; make sign of disapproval’ KM:331 , gigit’ap ‘beckon with the finger’ KM:2120 , tʔap, nąąbrú- ‘spring, n. (mechanical)’ KM:2244 , nąąp rut’ap , tʔátʔap, nąą- , nąąt’at’ap

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