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Proto-Nakh: *jobsṭ ( ~ -ō-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 earth 2 loose earth
Ingush: jost 2
Batsbi: jobsṭ 1
Comments: PN *jobsṭ, *ʔabsṭV-r- (cf. Ing. astaro). 4th class in Ing., 3d class in Bacb. Without Chech. parallels the vowel length is not clear.

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