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Proto-Nakh: *la
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: ear
Chechen: lerg
Ingush: lerg
Batsbi: larḳ
Comments: The early PN paradigm must be reconstructed as *la, *lari-. The first form is preserved in Chech. la-dīʁa/-dōʁa, Ing. la-duwʁa "to listen". The second form gave rise to the diminutive *lari-ḳ which has survived as the basic word for "ear" (cf. also Cheb. larig, Shar. lerig etc.). This form belongs to the 3d class in Chech., Ing. and to the 8th class in Bacb.

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