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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *meIrƛ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: deer
Lezghian: mirg
Tabasaran: merš
Agul: murx
Rutul: mix
Kryz: mirɣ
Udi: muq:I
Comment: Obl. base *meIrƛɨ- or *meIrƛe- (cf. Lezg. mirgi-, Rut. mixi-). Cf. also Ag. Bursh. murš, Fit. mirg; the Kryz. form (with a strange -ɣ reflex) may be a Lezg. loanword. In Ud. the word for 'horn' (muq:Ia) is derived from this root. 3d class in Rut. and Kryz.

    See Trubetzkoy 1922, 240; Хайдаков 1973, 13.


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