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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *ʁʷV
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: smoke
Abkhaz: á-l-ʕʷa
Abaza: lʕʷa
Adyghe: ʡʷǝ-ʁʷ
Kabardian: ʡʷǝ-ʁʷa
Ubykh: ʁʷa
Comments: PAT *lǝ-ʕʷa (for the etymology of *lǝ- see *Ła). PAK *ʡʷǝ́-ʁʷa - a compound with an unclear first component. Resemblance to PWC *ʁʷa 'yellow' is of course quite coincidental (despite Шагиров 2, 161).

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