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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *ʎʷV
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: white
Abkhaz: á-š-ḳʷaḳʷa
Abaza: š-ḳʷaḳʷa
Adyghe: fǝ-ž́ǝ
Kabardian: xʷǝ-ź
Ubykh: sʷa
Comments: PAT *šǝ (used independently as "wall-eye": Abkh. á-š, Abaz. šǝ; the meaning of the element *-ḳʷaḳʷa is not clear); PAK *xʷǝ-ž́ǝ́ (with a suffix *-ž́ǝ common for names of colours).

    A similar root is used in WC with the meaning 'dawn, light': PAT *ša- 'to come (of dawn)' (Abkh. a-ša-rá, Abaz. ša-ra), PAK *ná-xʷǝ 'light' (Ad. naf, Kab. naxʷ), Ub. sʷǝ 'dawn', a-sʷǝ́-n 'dawn is coming'. However, it differs from *ʎʷV 'white' accentologically and may have a different origin.

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