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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *ḳanat
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: young man, boy; hero
Chechen: ḳant
Ingush: ḳant
Batsbi: ḳnat
Comments: Obl. base *ḳanate- (Chech. ḳenta-, Ing. ḳanto, Bacb. ḳnati-). The most archaic form is preserved in the Cheb. form ḳanat; other Chech.-Ing. dialects reduced it to ḳant, but Bacbi - to ḳnat.

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