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Proto-North Caucasian: *ƛ̣ačă (~-ć-,-ĕ)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: leaf; a k. of plant
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *ƛ̣ačV (~-o-)
Proto-Lezghian: *ƛ̣ač̣a
Notes: An Aand.-Lezg. isogloss; correspondences are regular, and the PEC antiquity of the root seems probable. Rather aberrant is the Lak. form k:iž 'tops (of plants)'; it is similar, but absolutely irregular phonetically, and one feels tempted to consider it as a loan from some Agul or Tabasaran dialect (see above) - although other cases of borrowing in that direction are unknown to us.

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