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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *čʷiIlä-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 green 2 blue 3 dim, muddy 4 wet 5 fish
Agul: čuIlle-f 2
Rutul: šildɨ 1
Tsakhur: čiIwan 1,4
Budukh: čula-ǯ 3
Udi: čaIli 5
Comment: Cf. also Ag. Bursh. č̌ule-r, Fit. küli-t 'blue'. Names for 'fish' are often derived from 'wet/green' in Caucasian languages.

    See Гигинейшвили 1977, 69, 96.


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