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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *bej
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: wind
Ket: bēj
Yug: bej
Kottish: pēi; Ass. pej, bej; Kam. ja-pej, Koib. ja-pej
Arin: paj
Pumpokol: baj
Comments: ССЕ 208. Werner 1, 122-123 <*baj> (why -a-?).
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *HmĕɦwV́
Meaning: wind, odour, smell
North Caucasian: *HmĭɦwV
Yenisseian: *bej
Burushaski: *méjaŋ
Comments and references : -
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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *HmĭɦwV
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: smell,odour; cry; an odorous grass
Proto-Nakh: *m(ɦ)ŏħ
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *ʔimHV
Proto-Lezghian: *niʔ
Proto-West Caucasian: *mV
Notes: An interesting common NC root. Phonetically it is one of a few roots with the structure HRVHV. Semantically it also presents some interesting features. The original meaning was most probably 'smell, odour' with two subsequent semantic developments: a) > 'mint' (as 'odorous grass') and b) > 'expiration, movement of air' > 'cry, moan' (only in Nakh).

    Perhaps we should also relate to this root Lak. jaj 'a k. of grass' (пажитник) and Khin. jenje-č 'caraway' (if these forms can be traced to an intermediate structure *HinHV < *HimHV).

    The root *HmĭɦwV probably served as basis for deriving PEC *miɦwVrV 'a k. of odorous grass' (q.v.), which perhaps in this case should be reconstructed as *HmĭɦwV-rV.

    See Abdokov 1983, 98 (containing also a suggestion of a possible etymological connection between *HmĭɦwV 'smell' and PEC *mɨ̆ɦwVlV 'nose' q.v.).

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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *m(ɦ)ŏħ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cry, moan
Chechen: moħ
Ingush: muħ
Comments: 6th class in both languages. Obl. base *maħe-r- (cf. Chech. mäħara-, Ing. maħaro).
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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *ʔimHV
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 smell 2 mint
Avar: maħ 1
Andian language: in-c:irṭa 2
Akhvakh: ʕẽmu 2
Chamalal: i-čita (Gig.)2
Tindi: e-čet 2
Comments: Av. maħ < *ʔVmħ. Conf. also Akhv. Tseg. ʕĩju 'mint'. Most Andian forms go back to a compound *ʔim-č:irṭa (etymology of the second part see under PEC *ć_VṭVrV). Av. > Bezht. mäħ 'smell'.
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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *niʔ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 smell 2 mint 3 stink, stench
Lezghian: ni (pl. niʔer)1
Tabasaran: niʔ 1
Agul: niʔ 1 (Tp.)
Tsakhur: niʔi / nī 2
Kryz: neʕ 3
Budukh: neʕ 1
Comment: 4th class in all class-distinguishing languages. See Талибов 1980, 272.
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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *mV
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: smell
Adyghe: ma
Kabardian: ma
Ubykh: mǝ-sá
Comments: PAK *ma; Ub. def. á-msa. The Ub. word is a compound with an unclear second component -sa.
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Burushaski etymology :

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Common Burushaski: *méjaŋ
Sino-Caucasian Etymology: Sino-Caucasian Etymology
Meaning: snowstorm
Hunza: méjaŋ
Nagar: méjaŋ
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