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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *č̣́ǝḳʷǝ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 young boy, youngster 2 small
Abkhaz: á-č̣́ḳʷǝn 1
Abaza: č̣́ḳwǝn 1,2
Comments: PAT *č̣́ǝḳʷǝ-nǝ (with a rather frequent suffixed -nǝ). In Abaz. variations: č̣́ḳʷǝn in the Russian-Abaza dictionary, but č́ḳʷǝ-n in Abaza-Russian (both forms are probably now in free variation). Despite Rogava and Shagirov (see Shagirov 2, 125) can not be related to PAK *c̣ǝḳʷǝ 'small' (PAT *č̣́ never corresponds to PAK *c̣).

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