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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *-ēŁ-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: walk, roam; fly
Chechen: lēl-
Ingush: lel-
Batsbi: lel-
Comments: Initial *l- in most forms is either a prefix or the result of an old reduplication (without it cf. Bacb. imper. -ol "come (here)!"). Cf. also *-ē-b-Ł- in Chech. -īl- "to walk across, walk out". Since Chech. and Ing. have preserved only the durative stem, it is hard to establish vowel length in the PN terminative form *l-aŁ- ( > Bacb. lal-). The affricate *-Ł- is reconstructed on basis of Bacb. (Matsiyev) leʎ-, (Kadagidze) lel-.

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