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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔaχär-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 to sleep 2 sleep, dream (n.)
Lezghian: aχʷ-ar 2
Tabasaran: aχ- 1
Agul: aχa- 1 (Bursh.)
Rutul: s-a=χa- 1
Kryz: äχr- 1
Budukh: a=χar- 1
Archi: aχu kes 1
Udi: (nep:) aχesun 1
Comment: Labialisation in Lezg. is clearly secondary (all other languages point to *χ). The original meaning was probably 'to lie; to throw, fall', cf. Ud. b-arχi 'horizontal' ( < *'lying') (perhaps also, with prefixation and Ablaut, Rut. qa-ruχa-s 'to throw'). A local derivate from this root is Tab. aχin (Düb. aχin) 'bed', Ag. Bursh., Fit. aχun id., Rich., Burk. aχun 'mattress'.

    See Хайдаков 1973, 141.


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