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Proto-North Caucasian: *hwēri ( ~ -e)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: morning, dawn
Proto-Nakh: *ʡūrV
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *riħʷV
Proto-Dargwa: *ħeri
Notes: Reconstructed for the PEC level. Cf. also HU: Hurr. χurrǝ, χurwǝ 'morning, east', whence the name of the Hurrian country (see Diakonoff-Starostin 1986, 63). Except for the metathesis in PA (possibly under influence of PA *riHV 'time, season'), correspondences are regular.

    The word is probably a deverbal noun, and there are traces of the original verbal root in Lak. and Darg.: cf. Lak. =ija-n (=i=nu), Darg. Ur. r-urħ- (dur.) 'to shine'.


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