Change viewing parameters
Switch to Russian version
Select another database

Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

Search within this database
\data\cauc\abadet
Proto-West-Caucasian: *ʒ́a ( ~ ǯ-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cornel
Abkhaz: a-bgǝ́-ʒara
Abaza: zarǝ́
Adyghe: zājǝ
Kabardian: za
Comments: PAT *ʒ́a-rV (-rV is originally a collective suffix), cf. also the Abzh. variant a-bgǝ́-ʒǝr, Bzyb. a-bgǝ́-ʒ́ar (the compound means literally "fox's cornel"); PAK *za (Ad. reflects only the compound *za-jǝ́, where -jǝ is the "tree suffix", = Kab. zej 'cornel-tree').

    Reason for spirantization ʒ > z in Abaz. is not quite clear; perhaps it is due to Adygh influence, although the word as such can not be regarded as an Adygh loan (despite Lomtatidze 1944,209, Kondzharia 1969,8).

    The correspondence PAT *ʒ́ : PAT *z points to PWC *ʒ́ or *ǯ.

abadet-prnum,abadet-meaning,abadet-abk,abadet-aba,abadet-adg,abadet-kab,abadet-comment,

List with all references
Search within this database
Select another database

Total pages generatedPages generated by this script
359006171430
Help
StarLing database serverPowered byCGI scripts
Copyright 1998-2003 by S. StarostinCopyright 1998-2003 by G. Bronnikov
Copyright 2005-2014 by Phil Krylov