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Protoform: *kʷanʔi
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 torch 2 light (n.) 3 bright, light (adj.)
Avar: kan 1
Chadakolob: kán-ti 2
Andian language: kʷana- 3 (Khaidakov)
Akhvakh: kʷani 2
Chamalal: kʷā̃ 1
Tindi: kʷā̃ 1
Karata: kʷano 2
Godoberi: kʷãji 1
Comments: The noun and adjective 'light' in Av.-Andian languages are derived from the noun *kʷanʔi 'torch'. Cf. also Av. kan- 'light' (adj.), kán-ʎi 'light' ( = Chad. kánti, Cham. kʷana-ʎi, Gig. kun-ʎir) > Tsez., Gin., Inkh., Gunz., Bezht. kanʎi; Tind. kʷana 'light' (n.), Cham. kʷanu- (Gig. kuni), God. kʷanu 'light' (adj.).

    There also exists a very close verbal root: Av. =ak- (Chad. =ak-) 'to set fire', PA *=ikʷV(n)- > And. =ikʷ- 'to catch fire', Akhv. Tseg. =uk- 'to set fire', Cham. =ikʷVn- (Gig. =ikVn-) 'to set / catch fire', Tind. =uk- 'to burn', Kar. =ekʷ-, God. =uk- 'to set fire'.

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