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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ǯăq̇wV
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: a k. of small bird
Proto-Nakh: *ǯaq̇
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *č̣iq̇ʷa(ra)
Proto-Tsezian: *č̣eq
Proto-Lezghian: *č:aq̇ʷ(a)
Notes: Reconstructed for the PEC level. There are certain phonetic irregularities (assimilation *ǯ- > *č̣- in PA and PC, with following dissimilation *č̣eq̇ > č̣eq in Gunz., absence of velarisation *q̇ʷ > ḳ in PA) which must be explained by the expressive nature of the root.

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