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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *ʔablV (̃-ʎ-,-Ł-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 root 2 village
Chechen: evla 2
Ingush: ovla 1
Comments: Vowel differences in Chech. and Ing. can be explained by different analogical levellings of a paradigm like *ʔabla, *ʔabli-. The semantic difference can be explained if we look at external evidence (this root reveals meanings like "root" and "kin, family > village" in many languages). Thus the resemb- lance of the Chech. word to Turkish (e.g. Tat. aul "village" etc.) is probably accidental (at the most the Turk. word could have influenced the meaning of the Chech. word - but there are not enough reasons to speak of a loan).

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