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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔarč:a-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 to take off, peel (skin etc.), to skin 2 to kill
Lezghian: al-až- 1
Rutul: q-a=ǯe- 1
Archi: a=č:a- 2
Comment: For *-r- cf. Rut. dur. qa-raǯe-r. The verb belongs to the strong class. It is possible to derive from this root (with Ablaut) the PL noun *ʔärč: "wineskin" ( < *'peeled skin'), reflected in Tab. erǯ (Düb. irǯi) 'wineskin; bellows', Ag. irž 'bellows' (Bursh. erǯ 'wineskin').

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