holy, sacred

xo-we (xwe)

sacred, holy (RR-Quapaw)

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eagle   

 

wa-zhiⁿ-ka  xo-we  (wa̜ka xwe)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

bird - sacred, holy

 

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • xo-we (xwe) - sacred, holy (RR-Quapaw)
  • xu-be (xube) - hallowed, holy, wizard (Omaha)
  • xu-be (xúbe) - holy, supernatural power, sanctity (FL-Osage)
  • xo-pe (xpe) - sacred, consecrated, holy (CQ-Osage)
  • wa-xo-we (waxwe), wa-xo-be (waxbe) - sacred, holy, mysterious (Kanza)