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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *ćǝ / *ć̣ǝ
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 person 2 people, persons
Adyghe: c̣ǝ-fǝ 1
Kabardian: c̣ǝ-xʷ 1
Ubykh: ćǝ́ća 2
Comments: PAK *c̣ǝ-xʷǝ́; the second component probably goes back to PWC *ʎʷA 'be born' q.v. The Ub. form is reduplicated. Like some other roots, this one reveals a variation in glottalisation, reasons for which are not yet clear.

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