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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *ǯ́ǝ (/*č́ǝ)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: salt
Abkhaz: a-ǯ́ǝ́ḳa
Abaza: ǯ́ḳa
Adyghe: š́ǝʁw
Kabardian: šǝʁw
Ubykh: ǯ́ǝ
Comments: PAT *ǯ́ǝ-ḳa (with a not quite clear second component: is it the singulative marker *-ḳǝ - *ǯ́ǝ-ḳa < *ǯ́ǝ-ḳǝ 'a grain of salt' ?). PAK *č́ǝ-ʁʷǝ́ (Shagirov 2, 142 must be right in equating the second component with *ʁʷǝ- 'dry, get dry'). It is not quite clear why the affricate in PAK had become unvoiced (perhaps a secondary dissimilation).
abadet-prnum,abadet-meaning,abadet-abk,abadet-aba,abadet-adg,abadet-kab,abadet-ubk,abadet-comment,

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