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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ɦnic_́wV̆
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: night, evening
Proto-Tsezian: *niš:e
Proto-Lak: šana-
Proto-Lezghian: *ʡiš:ʷ
Proto-Khinalug: äč:u-
Proto-West Caucasian: *(pǝ-)ʒ́ʷǝ
Notes: Except the metathesis in Lak. (rather usual in the HRVCV structure; regularly *naša-, *našu would be expected), correspondences are regular. In PWC there is a sporadic labial prefix (as in many other cases, possibly reflecting class prefixation).

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