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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *c:A
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 tooth 2 fang, canine tooth
Abkhaz: á-c 2
Abaza: pǝ-c 1
Adyghe: ca 1
Kabardian: ʒa 1
Ubykh: ca-ḳ́ǝ́ 1
Comments: PAT *cǝ (the pure root is preserved in Abkh. á-c, Bz. á-c 'fang'; the meaning 'tooth' is being rendered by the compound *pǝ-cǝ lit. "front tooth" > Abaz. pǝ-c or *qA-pǝ-cǝ lit. "head's front tooth" > Abkh. a-χa-pǝ́-c (Bz. with secondary voicing a-χa-bǝ́-c).

    PAK *c:a. In Ub. the element -ḳ́ǝ is an original singularity marker.


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