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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *nɨ̆k (r-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: hide, conceal
Chinese: *nrǝk conceal.
Tibetan: brnogs hide, conceal.
Burmese: hnǝuk to penetrate, dive into.
Comments: Bod. 130; Peiros-Starostin 218.
stibet-prnum,stibet-meaning,stibet-chin,stibet-tib,stibet-burm,stibet-comments,

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Chinese characters :

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Character:
Modern (Beijing) reading: nì
Preclassic Old Chinese: nrǝk
Classic Old Chinese: nrǝk
Western Han Chinese: ṇǝk
Eastern Han Chinese: ṇǝk
Early Postclassic Chinese: ṇɨk
Middle Postclassic Chinese: ṇɨk
Late Postclassic Chinese: ṇɨk
Middle Chinese: ṇik
English meaning : to conceal; what is concealed, secluded
Russian meaning[s]: прятать(ся), скрывать(ся)
Comments: For *n cf. Fuzhou nik8, Chaozhou nek8.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Radical: 23
Four-angle index: 791
Karlgren code: 0777 l-m
Vietnamese reading: nặc
bigchina-reading,bigchina-ochn,bigchina-cchn,bigchina-wchn,bigchina-echn,bigchina-epchn,bigchina-mpchn,bigchina-lpchn,bigchina-mchn,bigchina-meaning,bigchina-oshanin,bigchina-comment,bigchina-stibet,bigchina-radical,bigchina-oshval,bigchina-karlgren,bigchina-viet,

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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *ʔĕnɨ̄́rqwɨ̆
Meaning: cave
North Caucasian: *ʔĕnɨ̄rq_wɨ̆
Sino-Tibetan: *nɨ̆k (r-)
Burushaski: *naɣár
sccet-meaning,sccet-cauc,sccet-stib,sccet-buru,

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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ʔĕnɨ̄rq_wɨ̆
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cave, cavern
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *nV(r)q:ʷV
Proto-Tsezian: *ʔɔnɨχ:ʷ B
Proto-Lak: nuχ
Proto-Dargwa: *ʔiniq:
Proto-Lezghian: *rɨqʷ / *ʔɨrqʷ
Proto-Khinalug: nuqa
Notes: Reconstructed for the PEC level. One of several common EC trisyllabic roots, which is clearly seen in PTs and PD reflexes; it may be connected with PEC *=Harq_wV 'to dig', although the derivation model is not quite clear.
caucet-prnum,caucet-meaning,caucet-aand,caucet-cez,caucet-lak,caucet-darg,caucet-lezg,caucet-khin,caucet-comment,

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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *nV(r)q:ʷV
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cave, cavern
Avar: noq:ó
Chadakolob: noqó
Comments: Av. paradigm C (noq:ó-dul, nóq:a-l; but Chad. B: noqó-l, noqó-jal). Av. (dial.) > Gin. noqi 'cavern'.
aandet-prnum,aandet-meaning,aandet-ava,aandet-avc,aandet-comment,

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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *ʔɔnɨχ:ʷ B
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cave, cavern
Tsezi: imχu
Khvarshi: iχnu (Radzhibov)
Inkhokvari: eχnu
Bezhta: onoχ
Gunzib: ɔnuχ (G.)
Comments: PTsKh *ʔönχʷV / *ʔöχʷnV ( ~ -e-); PGB *ʔɔnuχ (Bezht. onoχ < *anoχ /which would be regularly expected/ due to vocalic assimilation).
cezet-prnum,cezet-meaning,cezet-cez,cezet-khv,cezet-inh,cezet-bzt,cezet-gnz,cezet-comment,

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Lak etymology :

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Lak root: nuχ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cave, cavern
Lak form: nuχ
Comments: Gen. nuχ:u-l. Cf. also Khosr. nuχ, Gen. pl. nuχ:a-rdil id. Lak. > Darg. Chir. nuχ, Arch. noχ 'cavern'.
laket-prnum,laket-meaning,laket-lak,laket-comment,

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Dargwa etymology :

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Proto-Dargwa: *ʔiniq:
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cave, cavern
Akusha: iniq:
Comments: Cf. also Ur. ʕiniq: (with an unclear ʕ-), Tsud. iniq, Muir. iniq:.
darget-prnum,darget-meaning,darget-drg,darget-comment,

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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *rɨqʷ / *ʔɨrqʷ (~ u)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 hole, burrow 2 cave, cavern
Tabasaran: urq 1
Rutul: raχan 1
Tsakhur: wuqna 2
Comment: The Rut. and Tsakh. forms have a *-nV-suffix (which can either reflect the former oblique stem, or - through metathesis - the original root resonant).
lezget-prnum,lezget-meaning,lezget-tab,lezget-rut,lezget-cak,lezget-comment,

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Khinalug etymology :

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Khinalug root: nuqa
North Caucasian etymology: 1428
Meaning: gutter
Khinalug form: nuqa
khinet-prnum,khinet-meaning,khinet-khi,

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Burushaski etymology :

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Common Burushaski: *naɣár
Sino-Caucasian Etymology: Sino-Caucasian Etymology
Meaning: fox trap (in shape of a hole)
Yasin: naɣár
buruet-prnum,buruet-meaning,buruet-yas,

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