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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ǯīlV ( ~ -ē-,-ā-,-ɫ-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: wattle; pen
Proto-Nakh: *ǯēlu
Proto-Tsezian: *ž(:)irV (~-ɨ-,-l-)
Proto-Lezghian: *žVl- ( ~ š:-)
Notes: The PN, Tsez. and Lezg. words are no doubt connected, but the PEC antiquity of the root is dubious: Tsez. could have borrowed it from Nakh, Lezg. - from some other source (PL reconstruction is dubious because the word is attested only in Lezg. proper, and because PL *ž- is a rather rare reflex of *ǯ-; if the word were genuine, we would rather expect PL *č:- > Lezg. č:-). Therefore the PEC reconstruction is very tentative in this case.

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