food

noun physical_consumption

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *ʔé

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *eʔ

Crow ‘food’ GG:47

Hidatsa ‘food’ J

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *-ʔé

Proto-Dakota *-é-

Lakota oⁿwéya , †ųwéya ‘provisions’ EB:399b

Dakota waŋéya , †wąéya ‘provisions, what is prepared for eating on a journey’ SRR:525a

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere uwé ‘fill traveling’ JGT:79

Hoocąk hotaʔé ‘some, be left over (usually of food)’ KM:1526 , hota’e

Proto-Dhegiha *owé ~ *o-ʔé

Omaha-Ponca †omą́ʔe

Kanza/Kaw owé ‘food, corn/squash in bags for travel’ RR

Osage uwéwahustsa , †owé- ‘a lunch, take lunch, alight lunch’ LF:181b

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi iⁿyĕ , †įye ‘food’ D&S:233b

General comment

Chiwere initial *o- > u- regularly, but the Lakota initial vowel remains unexplained, as does the Biloxi. Omaha-Ponca internal ʔ strongly suggests a compound. Note local variation in epenthetic glides.

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