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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *χ:ʷäja
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: dog
Tabasaran: χuj
Agul: ʁuj
Rutul: χij (Khniukh.)
Tsakhur: χʷa
Kryz: χʷar
Budukh: χor
Udi: χIa
Comment: Other relevant forms: Ag. Bursh. χI:uj, Tsakh. Gelm. χʷajä. In PL there existed a parallel oblique base *χ:ʷäj-rV-, cf. Ag. Bursh. χI:ura-ni-, whence the Kryz. and Bud. direct forms with -r.

    See Trubetzkoy 1930, 85; Лексика 1971, 158; Гигинейшвили 1977, 121.


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