fall (1)

verb physical_motion

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dhegiha *hí•phe

Kanza/Kaw hí•phe ‘fall’ RR

Osage hípshe , †híphe ‘stumble and fall, trip’ LF:61b

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Tutelo-Saponi

Tutelo himpéwa , †hįpé ‘fall down’ HW

General comment

There are too few forms here to give us a secure reconstruction; however, the forms that do exist suggest a Proto-Siouan compound *hi•-phe. Quapaw hide ‘drop, cause to fall’ probably contains the initial root of this form.

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