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Proto-Lezghian: *ʡiqIä-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 get cold 2 cold 3 to go out, be extinguished
Lezghian: el-üq-iz 3
Tabasaran: aqIu 2,-abqIub1
Agul: d-aqIa-s 1
Rutul: s-a-qIa-s 3
Tsakhur: ḳ́a-aqIa-s 3
Budukh: ʕatχa 2
Archi: χIe-t:ut 2
Comment: Cf. also Arch. a=χIa-s (dur. =arχIu-r) 'to be extinguished, go out'. A verbal stem, belonging to the strong verb class in PL. Most forms reflect the Ablaut grade *ä (*ʡäqIa-); the grade *-i- is preserved in Arch. χIe- ( < *ʔiqIä- 'cold'.

    Most Lezghian languages have derived from this root words for 'shadow': Lezg. qen (Khl. äqIän), Tab. Düb. d-aqIin (Kand. d-aqIun 'mountain shadow'), Ag. aqI (Bursh. d-aqI), Rut. aqI / aqIan, Tsakh. aqI, Arch. ejχIurt.


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