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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *śVlʔV ( ~ ś_-,-ɫ-,-ɦ-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: light, ray
Proto-Nakh: *sa
Proto-Tsezian: *riš(:)V (~l-,ɨ,u)
Proto-Dargwa: *š:ala
Proto-West Caucasian: *P-sV
Notes: The data are not enough to establish the PNC vocalism. See Абдоков 1983, 166. The root is attested also in HU: cf. Ur. šēl-ardǝ 'moon, moon deity' (see Diakonoff-Starostin 1986, 37).

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