cloud

noun natural_force_weather

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan [old reconstruction only]

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *mą́•xpi

Proto-Dakota *mąxpí

Lakota maxpíya ‘clouds, sky’ RTC

Sioux Valley maxpíya PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere mą•xúwe, mąxówe ‘clouds, sky’ RR

Hoocąk mąąxíwi ‘clouds, be cloudy’ KM:2044 , mąąxi(wi)

Proto-Dhegiha *mąxpǘ

Omaha-Ponca mǫxpí RTC

Kanza/Kaw mąxpǘ RR

Osage moⁿxpí , †mąxpǘ ‘cloud’ LF:103b

Quapaw mǫxpí RR

General comment

Comparisons with other MVS languages suggest that DH rounding is secondary. Cf. ‘sky’.

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