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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *kic̣ / *c̣ik
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 puppy 2 dog 3 small, little
Lezghian: kic̣ 2
Rutul: c̣iḳ 1
Udi: k:ic:i 3
Comment: PL oblique base *kic̣ɨ- or *kic̣e- (cf. Lesg. kic̣i-, Rut. c̣iḳi-).In Rut. there occurred a metathesis and assimilation (due to the expressive nature of the root). The original meaning was probably 'small, young (of animals)'.

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