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Lak etymology :

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Lak root: za
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: thing
Lak form: za
laket-prnum,laket-meaning,laket-lak,

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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *źwV
Meaning: a pronominal (demonstr.) stem; thing
Proto-Avaro-Andian: žo
Proto-Tsezian: *žV (~*ž:-)
Proto-Lak: za
Notes: A not quite clear case. The Av. and Lak. forms probably belong together; it is less clear with the PTs pronominal stem *žV-. Still, the etymology seems possible, because abstract words denoting 'thing' in EC languages are quite frequently derived from pronouns (mostly, however, interrogative: cf. cases like Tsez. šebin, Inkh. himon 'thing' etc.). It seems worth noting also an obscure element in some East Daghestanian pronominal stems: Lezg. wu-č, Tsakh. hi-ǯo 'what'; Khin. 'that' (inanim.'; Darg. -š in i-š 'this' - possibly reflecting (with some distortions) the same pronominal stem.
caucet-meaning,caucet-aand,caucet-cez,caucet-lak,caucet-comment,

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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: žo (Av.)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: thing
Avar: žo
Chadakolob: žo
Comments: Accent paradigm unclear (gen. žo-l, pl. ža-l). Cf. also žá-ni-b, Chad. žá-nu 'inside' (*'in the thing'). Av. > Gin., Gunz. žo, Bezht. (Tlad., Khosh.) žö.
aandet-prnum,aandet-meaning,aandet-ava,aandet-avc,aandet-comment,

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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *žV (~*ž:-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: a demonstrative pronoun
Tsezi: žo
Khvarshi: ži-du (Radzhibov)
Inkhokvari: ži-du
Comments: The PTsKh paradigm may be reconstructed as *žo, *ži-, cf. Tsez. žo (nom./erg.) 'that (far away but seen)', pl. že-di. In Inkh. only the plural form ži-du 'those, they' is preserved.
cezet-prnum,cezet-meaning,cezet-cez,cezet-khv,cezet-inh,cezet-comment,

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