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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *č̣:äIm
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: butter
Lezghian: č̣em
Tabasaran: č:im
Agul: č:aIm
Rutul: čam (Khnov.)
Kryz: čem
Udi: č:äin
Comment: Cf. also Lezg. Khl. č:em, Tab. Düb. ǯaIm, Ag. Burk. č:aIm, Fit. č:em. Obl. base *č:äImɨ- (cf. Lezg. Khl. č:emi-, Ag. č:aIma-). 4th class in Kryz.

    See Хайдаков 1973, 251; Талибов 1980, 271.

lezget-prnum,lezget-meaning,lezget-lzg,lezget-tab,lezget-agu,lezget-rut,lezget-krz,lezget-udi,lezget-comment,

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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *Hʒ́_ĕmɨ̄ ( ~ -ū)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: butter, curds
Proto-Nakh: *mac̣-ru
Proto-Tsezian: *cɨn ( ~ -i-)
Proto-Lezghian: *č̣:äIm
Proto-Khinalug: mic
Notes: Reconstructed for the PEC level. The PN and PL forms correspond well to each other; the Gin. and Khin. forms, however, raise some doubts (the Gin. form has irregular vocalism and final -n; in Khin. one would rather expect a form like *č̣im).
caucet-prnum,caucet-meaning,caucet-nakh,caucet-cez,caucet-lezg,caucet-khin,caucet-comment,

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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *mac̣-ru
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: whey, buttermilk
Chechen: morza
Ingush: morz
Batsbi: mac̣rŏ
Comments: Cf. also Chech. Cheb. marzu, Khild. morʒŭ, It. morʒu, Shar. morʒo, Ing. (Imnaishvili) mworc:. 3d class in all languages.
nakhet-prnum,nakhet-meaning,nakhet-che,nakhet-ing,nakhet-bcb,nakhet-comment,

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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *cɨn ( ~ -i-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: curds
Ginukh: cen
Comments: Attested only in Gin., with possible external parallels.
cezet-prnum,cezet-meaning,cezet-gin,cezet-comment,

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Khinalug etymology :

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Khinalug root: mic
North Caucasian etymology: 1456
Meaning: butter, oil
Khinalug form: mic
khinet-prnum,khinet-meaning,khinet-khi,

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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *H[ʒ́]ĕ́mɨ̄
Meaning: butter, tasty food
North Caucasian: *Hʒ́_ĕmɨ̄ ( ~ -ū)
Sino-Tibetan: *ćim ( ~ ʒ́h-)
Burushaski: *ćham-
Basque: *sen-[-bera]
sccet-meaning,sccet-cauc,sccet-stib,sccet-buru,sccet-basq,

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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *ćim ( ~ ʒ́h-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: sweet, pleasant to the taste
Tibetan: źim well-tasted, sweet-scented.
Burmese: ćhimʔ be pleasant to the taste, savory, delicious.
Kachin: čim1 to taste.
Lushai: KC *sim (?).
Comments: Atong sĭm; Kanauri im; Bahing dźi-dźim; Aka dźim-tśi fresh (water). Sh. 136; Ben. 29.
stibet-prnum,stibet-meaning,stibet-tib,stibet-burm,stibet-kach,stibet-lush,stibet-comments,

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Burushaski etymology :

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Common Burushaski: *ćham-
Sino-Caucasian Etymology: Sino-Caucasian Etymology
Meaning: 1 beestings 2 food with much butter
Yasin: ćámu (mamú) 1, ćamaní 2
Hunza: ćhamaní 2
Comments: Sh. ćhamanī́
buruet-prnum,buruet-meaning,buruet-yas,buruet-hun,buruet-notes,

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Basque etymology :

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Proto-Basque: *sen-[-bera]
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: soft cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese
High Navarrese: (Etxalar) zenberun
Low Navarrese: zenbera, (arc) zenberauen
Salazarese: zenbera
Baztanese: zendereben, zenderen
Zuberoan: zenbéra
Roncalese: zénbra
Comments: An eastern Bsq word: the western counterpart is (BZK, GIP) gaztanbera (see *gastana 'cheese', *gac 'salt'). This word *sen- is not related to Bsq *e=śene ‘milk’, as some have thought. This is shown by the regular sibilant correspondences: PNC *ʒ́ = Bsq *s, but PNC = Bsq *ś.
basqet-prnum,basqet-meaning,basqet-anv,basqet-bnv,basqet-sal,basqet-bzt,basqet-zbr,basqet-rnc,basqet-comments,

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