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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔa
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: demonstrative pronoun
Lezghian: a, a-m
Kryz: ä-m, ä-d
Budukh: ad
Archi: e-mi-
Comment: This pronoun stem is normally used in compounds (in Arch. e-mi-k 'there', e-mi-ši '(towards) there' probably an assimilative vowel fronting < *ʔa-mi-); separate usage attested only in Lezg. a 'that'. Cf. also Rut. a-r-baj, Tsakh. a-d 'inside'. See Алексеев 1985, 75.

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