Comments: PAT *(a)ʕʷA-. In Abaz. a secondary delabialisation (probably under influence of ħa-ra,ʕa-ħa-ra 'be heard') had occurred; the original variant is preserved within the compound ʒǝr-ʕʷ-ra 'listen' (see under *ŁA 'ear').
PAK *ʡʷǝ- (there exists also a "centripetal" form *ʡʷa- > Ad., Kab. ʡʷa-n). Ub. 3 sg. a-q̇ʷǝ́-n.
The same root is also present in the common WC compound *ĺA-q:́IʷA- 'listen' (see under *ŁA 'ear').