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Proto-North Caucasian: *ć̣āŁwV
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: blood; life
Proto-Nakh: *c̣ēgi
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *č̣agV-
Proto-Lezghian: *č̣Vƛ:ʷV-
Notes: Reconstructed for the PEC level. Although the root is not widely spread outside Nakh, it is no doubt archaic: cf. Hurr. zur-gi 'blood' (see Diakonoff-Starostin 1986, 44).

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