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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *k:ap / *k:ap:
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 hand 2 paw 3 hand-clapping
Lezghian: k:ap, kapaš 1
Agul: gap 1
Rutul: gap 4
Kryz: gäbäč 3
Comment: Cf. also Lezg. Khl. k:ap:ač 'hand', Rut. Khniukh. kaba-q̇an, Ag. Burk. gap 'palm of hand'. -ač/-aš in Lezg. and Kryz. are expressive suffixes. The word belongs to the 4th class in Rut. and Kryz. Reflexes reveal a variation of laryngeal features, common for roots of this type (with two stops).

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