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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *cʷa
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 skin 2 bark 3 exterior, colour
Abkhaz: a-č̌á 1,2
Abaza: čʷa 1,2
Adyghe: ša 1,3
Kabardian: fa 1,3
Ubykh: cʷa 1
Comments: PAT *cʷa, PAK *sʷa. In AK and Ub. the root is also used for 'bark', but in compounds (Ad. pχā-ša, Kab. pχā-fa /pχa 'tree'/, Ub. cʷa-žʷá /second component not quite clear/).

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