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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *pǝ-śʷA
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 get tired 2 breathe 3 die
Abkhaz: a-ps-rá 3
Abaza: ps-ra 3
Adyghe: pśǝ-n 1
Kabardian: pśǝ-n 1
Ubykh: pśá-χʷǝ- 2
Comments: PAT *pǝśǝ- 'to die', *ʕa-pǝśa- 'to get tired' (Abkh. ā́psa-ra, Abaz. ʕapsa-rá). PAK *pśǝ-. In Ub. - a compound whose second component (-χʷǝ-) is not quite clear.

    The semantic developments 'to breathe' > 'get tired' and 'get tired' > 'die' are quite usual (cf. also the meanings of the corresponding root in EC).


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