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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *mǝ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: not (negative particle)
Abkhaz: m-
Abaza: -m-
Adyghe: mǝ-
Kabardian: mǝ-
Ubykh: -m(a)-
Comments: Used in AA and Ub. as both negative and prohibitive particle; in the AK languages it is a common prohibitive morpheme and is also used in deverbatives (e.g., in infinitives etc.); as a general negative morpheme it was absolutely lost in Ad., and in Kabardian stayed only within the complex negative suffix -q:ǝ-m.

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