Change viewing parameters
Switch to Russian version
Select another database

Lezghian etymology :

Search within this database
Proto-Lezghian: *ḳalč / *kalč
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 horn 2 plait, woman's hair
Lezghian: karč 1
Tabasaran: ḳarč 1,2
Agul: ḳarč 1
Rutul: kač 1
Tsakhur: gač 1
Kryz: käč 1
Budukh: kǝrč 1
Comment: The root reveals a strange vacillation of initial *ḳ- (Tab., Ag.), *k:- (Tsakh.) and *k- (all other languages). The oblique base must be reconstructed as *ḳalče- (cf. Ag. ḳarči-, Rut. kači-, Tsakh. gače-); medial *-l- is postulated because of the liquid's preservation in Kryz. and Bud. (*-r- should have vanished in this position). The word belongs to the 3d class in Rut. and Tsakh., but to the 4th in Kryz. and Bud.

    See Хайдаков 1973, 42.


List with all references
Search within this database
Select another database

Total pages generatedPages generated by this script
StarLing database serverPowered byCGI scripts
Copyright 1998-2003 by S. StarostinCopyright 1998-2003 by G. Bronnikov
Copyright 2005-2014 by Phil Krylov