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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ʒǝ̆wɨ̆
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: sky
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *zibu
Proto-Lak: s:aw
Proto-Dargwa: *c:ab
Proto-Lezghian: *c:aw
Proto-Khinalug: c:ʷa
Proto-West Caucasian: *zʷV
Notes: One of the most stable and widely spread roots in NC. Correspondences are regular (labialisation in PWC reflects the original *-w-).

    See Trubetzkoy 1930, 276, Abdokov 1983, 93.


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