press, to press down

 

a-bi-saⁿ-te (bisątte)

catch by pressing on; hold down, e.g., on his back; lie on something (RR-Quapaw)

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a-bi-saⁿ-te-zhi (bisątti)

press down on, weight, hold down (RR-Quapaw)

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Go iron your dress.  

wa-tʰe  a-bi-saⁿ-te  ko-ta  di-ha-knaⁿ  da  (watʰ bisątte kta dihkną d)

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

 

dress - push/press down on - that, there - take off, remove garment - go, command

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • a-bi-saⁿ-te (bisątte) - catch by pressing on; hold down, e.g., on his back; lie on something, a-pi-saⁿ-te (ppisątte) - I hold down, a-shpi-saⁿ-te (pisątte) - you hold down, oⁿ-ka-pi-saⁿ-ta-we (ǫkpisąttawe) - we hold down (RR-Quapaw)
  • a-bi-saⁿ-te-zhi (bisątti) - press down on, weight, hold down, a-bi-saⁿ-te a-zhi (bisątte ai) - I press down on, a-bi-saⁿ-te da-zhi (bisątte dai) - you press down, a-bisaⁿ-te oⁿ-zhi-we (bisątte ǫwe) - we press down on (RR-Quapaw)
  • a-bi-soⁿ-dse (-bi-oⁿ-dse) - to press to the ground, a-pi-soⁿ-dse (-pi-oⁿ-dse) - I pressed it to the ground, a-shpi-soⁿ-dse (-shpi-oⁿ-dse) - you pressed it to the ground, oⁿ-ga-ba-soⁿ-dsa i (oⁿ-ga-ba oⁿ-dsa i) - we pressed it to the ground (FL-Osage)
  • wa-bi-soⁿ-dse (w-bi-oⁿ-dse) - to press or hold to the ground, as an animal to prevent its escape, a-ʰpi-soⁿ-dse (-p̣i-oⁿ-dse) - I prevented the animal from escaping, a-shpi-soⁿ-dse (-shpi-oⁿ-dse) - you prevented the animal from escaping, oⁿ-ga-ba soⁿ-dsa i (oⁿ′-ga-ba oⁿ-dsa i) - we prevented the animal from escaping (FL-Osage)
  • a-pi-saⁿ (pisą) - mash, push down on, shut, close, hold down (CQ-Osage)
  • a-bu-saⁿ-je (ábusaⁿje) - press down on with the hands, as in catching a bird or rabbit, to press or bear hard on, as with a chair leg, to run and jump on something, wrestle, a-pu-saⁿ-je (pusaⁿje) - I press down on, a-shpu-saⁿ-je (shpusaⁿje) - you press down on, a-bu-saⁿ-je (busaⁿje) - he/she/it press down on, aⁿ-ga-bu-saⁿ-da-be (aⁿgábusaⁿdabe) - we press down on, a-shpu-saⁿ-da-be (áshpusaⁿdabe) - you all press down on, a-bu-saⁿ-da-be (ábusaⁿdabe) - they press down on (Kanza)