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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *ʎ́ʷǝ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: sea
Abkhaz: a-mšǝ́n
Ubykh: šʷa
Comments: PAK *xǝ. The Abkh. form contains a locative suffix -n(ǝ); m(ǝ)- is obviously a prefix here, but its precise meaning is not clear. The correspondence PAT *š : PAK *x : Ub. šʷ points to PWC *ʎ́ʷ.

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