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Basque etymology :

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Proto-Basque: *ɦorś-to
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: leaf
Gipuzkoan: osto
High Navarrese: ostro, osto
Low Navarrese: hosto
Salazarese: osto
Lapurdian: hosto
Zuberoan: ósto, (arc) orsto
Roncalese: osto
Comments: The ZBR writer Oihenart (17th c.) used the form orsto 'leaf'. See metathesis in ANV ostro. Cf. PEC *ʔărć̣V ‘a kind of reed’.
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *ʔắrć̣V
Meaning: leaf, plant
North Caucasian: *ʔărć̣_V
Basque: *ɦorś-to
Comments and references : Etymological comparison suggested by John Bengtson.
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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ʔărć̣_V
Meaning: a k. of reed
Proto-Nakh: *ʔerc̣
Proto-Tsezian: *ʔeč̣
Notes: A Nakh-Tsez isogloss. Attested only in two languages, and thus not very reliable.
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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *ʔerc̣
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: reed, cane
Chechen: erz
Comments: Obl. base *ʔerc̣a- (Chech. erza-). Cf. also Lev. ʔjerz, It. ʔjerʒa id.
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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *ʔeč̣
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: a k. of reed (рогоз)
Bezhta: ʕeč̣ (Tlad.)
Comments: Cf. also Bezht. Khosh. ec̣ id.
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