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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ǯ_ĭḳwĂ / *ḳ_ĭǯwĂ
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: short
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *č̣iḳ:ʷV-
Proto-Lezghian: *č:i[ḳ]V-
Proto-West Caucasian: *ḳ́ač̣ʷǝ
Notes: An expressive root with two stops; in such cases metatheses and assimilations are common in NC languages (although this makes the reconstruction less secure). Cf. also Hurr. zugǝ 'small, short' (see Diakonoff-Starostin 1986, 41).

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