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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ḳarɨ-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: black
Tabasaran: ḳaru
Agul: ḳare-f
Tsakhur: ḳarɨ-n
Comment: Cf. also the PL compound *ḳarV-š:im "black pebbles > charcoal" with somewhat irregular metamorphoses: Ag. ḳarešum, Rut. ḳašen, Kryz. ḳäšin, Bud. ḳǝšɨl.

    See Хайдаков 1973, 104.


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