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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *-ātt-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: stand
Chechen: latt-
Ingush: latt-
Batsbi: latt-
Comments: For long *-ā- cf. Chech. pres. lätta, Ing. pret. lättad. The root reveals a complicated Ablaut pattern:

    a) PN *-itt- > Chech. h-itt- to stand upon , ʁ-itt- to stand up (dur.);

    b) PN *-ott- > Chech. h-ott- to stand upon, ʁ-ott- to stand up (term.), Ing. ott- to become, Bacb. ott- to stand up, stop;

    c) PN *-ātt- > Chech., Ing., Bacb. latt- to stand.


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