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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *pǝʎ:ʷa
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 wind 2 blow
Abkhaz: a-pšá 1
Abaza: pša 1
Adyghe: ja-pš́a-n 2
Kabardian: ja-pśa-n 2
Ubykh: ṭa-psa 1
Comments: PAT *pǝša. PAK *pš:́a- (Bzhed. -pš:́a-) with different preverbs means both 'blow (in gen.)' and 'blow (of wind)'. The component ṭa- in Ub. is unclear; -psa < *-psʷa ( < *pǝʎʷa) with secondary dissimilatory delabialisation. See Шагиров 1, 175-176).

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