big

wa-sha-ge  hi  (wag hi)        
that which is - large, large - very Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

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wa-sh'a-ke (waʔke), (wʔak)

large, be large (RR-Quapaw)

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big river  

ni  wa-sha-ge  (n waʔke)

Speaker - Louis Quapaw

water - big, large

 
  Speaker - Odestine McWatters

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big river  

wa-tʰi-shka  wa-sh'a-ke  hi  (watʰka waʔke hi)

   Speaker - Maude Supernaw

creek, river - large - very

 

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big fire  

pe-te  wa-sh'a-ke  hi  (pptte waʔke hi)   

   Speaker - Maude Supernaw

fire - big, large - very

 

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

         wa (wa) - things, stuff, people, folks, they, them (CQ-Osage)

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         zha-ge (zhge) - enlarge, made larger, enlarged, as a hole (Omaha/Ponca)

         ba-zha-ge (bá-zha-ge) - to enlarge a hole with a knife (FL-Osage)

         da-zha-ge (dázhage) - split, enlarge a hole by burning (Kanza)

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         hi (hi) - very, with numerals: just, only (RR-Quapaw)