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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *pɨ̆dwV / *bɨ̆twV
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: feather, down
Proto-Nakh: *patVr
Proto-Tsezian: *pɨdʷV
Proto-Lezghian: *put:/*put
Proto-Khinalug: pɨt
Proto-West Caucasian: *bǝtʷa
Notes: The root reveals some secondary shifts of laryngeal features (usual for roots with two stops); some reflexes (PL *put, Khin. pɨt, Abkh. á-pčʷa) go back to a variant with both stops unvoiced (*pɨ̆twV).

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