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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔiƛ̣e
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: die, kill
Lezghian: q̇i-
Tabasaran: ji=ḳ-
Agul: ḳ-
Rutul: ji=q̇e-
Tsakhur: q-e=ḳe-
Kryz: q̇äj-
Budukh: s-a=q̇-
Archi: ḳi-
Udi: bi-es
Comment: Other relevant forms: Lezg. inf. r-eq̇i-z, pret. q̇e-na, imper. jiq̇; Ag. Bursh. ḳi-s; Rut. plur. -q̇ɨrq̇a-s (a form with reduplication and Ablaut). The word normally means both 'die' and 'kill'; in Tsakh. there is different prefixation (q-eḳe-s /dial. q-iḳa-s/ 'die', g-eḳe-s (dial. g-iḳa-s) 'kill'). In Udi 'kill' is a secondary causative formation: bes-busun ( *biʔe-s-busun ). See Бокарев 1961, 63; Гигинейшвили 1977, 103.

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