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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *š:ɔ-mɔ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: how many
Tsezi: šomo
Ginukh: somo
Khvarshi: šomu (Radzhibov)
Inkhokvari: šomo
Comments: PTsKh *šo-mo. The stem is obviously related to other Dagestanian forms (reflecting *čʷ[ĕ]mV), but has š- (č- would be expected) under the influence of the widely spread PTs interrogative pronoun *š:i (q.v.).

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