feeble

verb evaluative

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *šʔákE

Proto-Dakota *-šʔákA

Lakota -šʔákA, ka- ‘strike with too little force to penetrate’ EB:292a , -šʔákA, pa- ‘push or strike with too little force to penetrate’ EB:435b , -šʔákA, ya- ‘make no impression with the mouth’ EB:629a , -šʔákA, yu- ‘be heavily laden, have much as one can carry’ EB:653a , -šʔagya, óka- ‘prevented, hindered, as by having too much clothing on’ EB:386a

Dakota kaś’áka ‘strike w. too little force to penetrate’ SRR:267b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk -šʔák, ru- ‘fail at, be incapable, unable to do something’ , ruš’ak

Proto-Dhegiha

Kanza/Kaw yacʔáge ‘be unable to eat’ RR

General comment

Cf. ‘fail’.

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