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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *χ:i-ƛʷ-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to drink
Tsezi: ħaƛʷ-
Khvarshi: χiƛ-
Inkhokvari: χuƛ-
Bezhta: χuƛ-
Gunzib: χuƛ-
Comments: PTsKh *χiƛʷ- (with an irregular development *χ > ħ in Tsez.), PGB *χuƛ-. Historically a compound (the second part goes back to the verb "to say"). Cf. in Bezht. χu-ƛ- 'to drink', χu-rah- 'to drink (often)', suggesting that the original form was *χ:ʷi-, with a later transfer of labialisation: *χ:ʷi-ƛ- > *χ:i-ƛʷ-.

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