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Basque etymology :

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Proto-Basque: *eulsi
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 heap of unthreshed grain 2 heap, bundle (of hay or other herbs)
Gipuzkoan: eultze, ultzi 1
High Navarrese: eultze, ultzi 1
Low Navarrese: (Orreaga) ulzi 1
Salazarese: eultzi 1, alzau 2
Baztanese: eultzi 1
Aezkoan: aultzi 1
Roncalese: eultzi 1, (Vidángoz) eltzu 1
Comments: The Bsq contrast between original *ls and *lc has been neutralized in modern Bsq, usually as /lc/ ltz but /ls/ lz in some remote areas.
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *ʔēlsV́ ~ *ʔēlśV́
Meaning: sheaf, bundle, heap (of unthreshed grain)
North Caucasian: *ʔīlsV ( ~ -ē-,-ā-,-ś-)
Basque: *eulsi
Comments and references : An interesting agricultural isogloss. Etymological comparison suggested by John Bengtson.
sccet-meaning,sccet-cauc,sccet-basq,sccet-notes,

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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ʔīlsV ( ~ -ē-,-ā-,-ś-)
Meaning: a bundle of sheaves
Proto-Nakh: *ʔēs
Proto-Tsezian: *ʔɨ̃z(:) ( ~ -s)
Notes: A Nakh-Tsez. isogloss.
caucet-meaning,caucet-nakh,caucet-cez,caucet-comment,

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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *ʔēs
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 a bundle of 3 sheaves 2 a bundle of 4 sheaves
Chechen: ös
Ingush: es
Comments: 4th class in both languages. Obl. base *ʔēsu- (Chech. ȫsa-, Ing. eso); the vowel ö in the Chech. direct base is a result of later vowel levelling.
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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *ʔɨ̃z(:) ( ~ -s)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: a bundle of sheaves
Gunzib: ɨ̃z
Comments: Attested only in Gunz., but having good Nakh parallels.
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