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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *=ihV
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: small, little
Ginukh: ehe-nnu
Bezhta: =üwerö (Tlad.)
Gunzib: =ijeru
Comments: PGB *-iʔV-ru.
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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *=āhV
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: small, little
Proto-Nakh: *=awi-n ( ~ -ā-)
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *daha- ( ~ o)
Proto-Tsezian: *=ihV
Notes: Reconstructed for the PEC level. In Av.-And. d- is a historical prefix. Cf. also Hurr. χai-annǝ 'little' (see Diakonoff-Starostin 1986, 62).
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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *=awi-n ( ~ -ā-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 light (in weight) 2 cheap
Chechen: =aj-n 1,2
Ingush: =aj 1
Batsbi: =awĩ 1
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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *daha- (~ o)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 small 2 few
Avar: dáha-b 2
Chadakolob: dáha-b 1,2
Chamalal: dah 2
Tindi: dahar 2
Comments: Avar > Tsez. dahaw, Gin. dah 'few', Bezht., Gunz. dahab id.
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *=ā́hV
Meaning: small, young
North Caucasian: *=āhV
Sino-Tibetan: *ɣāwH ( ~ *ʔ-)
Yenisseian: *b-eʔjiŋ
Comments and references : From ST cf. alternatively *jāŋ 1428.
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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *ɣāwH ( ~ *ʔ-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: young
Chinese: *ʔāwʔ young, young age.
Tibetan: -gu / -'u young (of animals), sign of diminutives.
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Chinese characters :

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Character:
Modern (Beijing) reading: yāo
Preclassic Old Chinese: ʔaw
Classic Old Chinese: ʔaw
Western Han Chinese: ʔaw
Eastern Han Chinese: ʔaw
Early Postclassic Chinese: ʔew
Middle Postclassic Chinese: ʔew
Late Postclassic Chinese: ʔew
Middle Chinese: ʔew
English meaning : be delicate, slender
Russian meaning[s]: 1) пышный, разросшийся; 2) юный; нежный; свежий; [yǎo] 1) хилый; согнутый; 2) умереть в молодости
Shuowen gloss: 屈也.從大.象形.凡夭之屬皆從夭. [494]
Comments: Used also in the binome 夭紹 *ʔaw-d(h)awʔ 'beautiful'. Also read *ʔawʔ, MC ʔéw(FQ 於兆), Pek. yǎo 'to kill prematurely'. Since Late Zhou the meaning 'be beautiful; consider beautiful, love' was usually written by the character 妖. The latter also means 'ghostly, supernatural': whether it is just a semantic development of the original meaning or an independent word is not quite clear.

    Since Late Zhou the character is also attested with a reading *ʔāwʔ, MC ʔấw (FQ 烏皓), Pek. ǎo 'young, young age' (possibly related to *ʔawʔ 'kill prematurely' = 'kill in a young age').

Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Radical: 37
Four-angle index: 5007
Karlgren code: 1141 a-c
Vietnamese reading: yêu
Shijing occurrences: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 32.1_
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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *beʔjiŋ (~ w-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: light
Ket: bejiŋ5
Yug: bejiŋ5
Comments: ССЕ 208. Let us also note Ket. beńśiŋ5 "lung" - a transparent compound of *beʔjiŋ + *seŋ lit. "light liver". Therefore a comparison with Sam. *wäjŋ- 'breath, soul' and, moreover, with an unattested *wäjŋ-sVn 'smth. with which one breathes' (Helimsky КС 240) is completely groundless. Werner 1, 120.
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