drip (2)

verb physical_condition

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *xʔéhe

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *xE•´

Crow xeé ‘leak’ RG, GG:61, RGG:65

Hidatsa xE•´ ‘drip, leak’ J

Pre-Mandan

Mandan xéʔhoʔš ‘it’s raining’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *xʔé

Proto-Dakota *xʔé

Lakota xʔexʔé ‘little pieces dangling down, ragged; person with palsy or uncontrollable shaking’ B&D:18, EJ , xʔéxʔe, yu- ‘drippings, droolings, drivel; tear down something and make it ragged, e.g. cloth tacked to wall which is torn when pulled off’ EB:832b, EJ

Dakota ḣ’eḣ’é , †xʔexʔé ‘dangling, ragged’ SRR:163b

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *xʔe•

Chiwere éx^ex^e , †éxʔexʔe ‘drip’ JGT:133

Hoocąk xʔée ‘drip (used of rather thin liquids)’ KM:3846 , x’ee

Proto-Dhegiha *kʔe < **xʔe

Omaha-Ponca gae’e , †gaʔéʔe ‘dribble’ MAS:62

Kanza/Kaw obákʔe ‘dangle strips cut from something’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi xĕheyĕ´ , †xeheyé ‘cause to sit, cause to hang up (as a hat, a coat...)’

General comment

On Dakotan and Kanza/Kaw ‘dangling’ meanings cf. ‘hang down (2)’. The extant DH forms provide evidence only for a glottalized velar obstruent. Only Quapaw would retain evidence for its fricative nature.

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