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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔiq̇:ʷar-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: dry
Lezghian: q̇uraj
Tabasaran: q:uru
Agul: ruq:uf
Rutul: q:urud
Tsakhur: q:urna
Budukh: q:uru
Archi: q̇ure
Udi: q:ari
Comment: All forms are in fact verbal adjectives. The verbal forms are widely preserved: Lezg. q̇ura-z (praet. q̇ura-na) 'to dry', Tab. u-r-q:u-z 'to get stale', Ag. ruq:ʷa-s (Bursh. urq:ʷa-s) 'to dry', Arch. q̇ura-s (imper. q̇uraq̇:a)/ q̇ʷa-s id. The Rut. and Bud. form may have been influenced by Turkic (cf. Azerb. Guru 'dry'), but there is no doubt in the authenticity of this root in PL.

    Cf. Бокарев 1961, 64; Гигинейшвили 1977, 108.


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