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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ɦǝ̄mVc̣_ŏ ( ~ ʕ-,-ʒ_-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: stone
Proto-Nakh: *ħeṭṭ (~-ē-)
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *Huc̣:V
Proto-Tsezian: *ʔacu ( ~ -ã-)
Proto-West Caucasian: *mǝzʷa
Notes: The root is not widely spread, but correspondences are regular, and the etymology seems secure.

    The WC (Adygh) form had been compared by several authors with several different EC roots: PA *mizV (see under *wɨlʒwV) 'big stone', Arch. mač̣a 'flint', Lak. nuwč̣a id. (see under *mHōK(V)ć̣V), Ud. žeI 'stone' (with an uncertain EC etymology); see Trubetzkoy 1930, Rogava 1956, Abdokov 1983, 96. For phonetic reasons the present comparison seems to us more appropriate than the rest.

caucet-prnum,caucet-meaning,caucet-nakh,caucet-aand,caucet-cez,caucet-abad,caucet-comment,

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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *ħeṭṭ (~-ē-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: avalanche
Chechen: ħätt
Batsbi: ħeṭṭ
Comments: The Bacb. word is quoted from Мациев 1932 where it is spelled ħeṭ, pl. ħaṭṭ-iš. 4th class in both languages.
nakhet-prnum,nakhet-meaning,nakhet-che,nakhet-bcb,nakhet-comment,

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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *Huc̣:V
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: stone
Avar: ʕuc̣: (South.)
Comments: Cited from Микаилов 1959: Keg. ʕuc̣:, Unt. ʕuc:. There are no Andian parallels, but some probable correlates in Nakh and WC.
aandet-prnum,aandet-meaning,aandet-ava,aandet-comment,

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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *ʔacu ( ~ -ã-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: road-metal
Khvarshi: acu (Radzhibov)
Inkhokvari: acu
Comments: PTsKh *ʔacu.
cezet-prnum,cezet-meaning,cezet-khv,cezet-inh,cezet-comment,

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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *mǝzʷa
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: stone
Adyghe: mǝža
Kabardian: mǝva
Comments: PAK *mǝzʷá. See Шагиров 1, 271 with criticism of "folk etymologies" of this root.
abadet-prnum,abadet-meaning,abadet-adg,abadet-kab,abadet-comment,

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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *HV́mc̣V
Meaning: stone
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *ɦǝ̄mVc̣_ŏ ( ~ ʕ-,-ʒ_-)
Basque: *ɦaic
Comments and references : BCD 13. Cf. also ND *cḗ 'stone'.
sccet-meaning,sccet-prnum,sccet-cauc,sccet-basq,sccet-notes,

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Basque etymology :

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Proto-Basque: *ɦaic
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 rock 2 stone
Bizkaian: atx 1
Gipuzkoan: aitz 1
High Navarrese: aitz 1
Low Navarrese: (Baigorri) haitz 1, (Aldude) 2
Lapurdian: aitz 1
Zuberoan: atx 1
Roncalese: atx 1
Comments: Trask (1995) refers to Michelena's reconstruction *anitz / *anetz, though we find no evidence for a nasal in Bsq.
basqet-prnum,basqet-meaning,basqet-bzk,basqet-gip,basqet-anv,basqet-bnv,basqet-lab,basqet-zbr,basqet-rnc,basqet-comments,

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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : HVMCV
Meaning : stone
Sino-Caucasian : *HV́mc̣V
Notes : A SC (DC) root without known external parallels.
globet-meaning,globet-scc,globet-notes,

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