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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *uo-ʎwɨn / *ro-ʎwɨn
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: belly
Lezghian: rufun
Tabasaran: fun
Agul: fun
Rutul: uxun
Tsakhur: wuxun
Kryz: fän
Comment: One of several body part names with probable class prefixation (the Lezg. form points to *r- as opposed to other languages reflecting *u-). 3d class in Rut., Tsakh. and Kryz.

    Cf. Trubetzkoy 1922, 240; Лексика 1971, 109.


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