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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔoq:ʷa-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 to rain 2 rain (n.)
Lezghian: q:ʷa-z 1
Tabasaran: u-r-ʁ-uz 1
Agul: uʁas 1
Rutul: huʁʷas 1
Tsakhur: g'-oʁa-s 1
Udi: aʁala 2
Comment: The words for 'rain' in most Lezgian languages are derived from this verb base (PL *ʔoq:ʷa-l(V) 'rain' > Lezg. q:ʷal, Ag. uʁal, Rut. huʁʷal, Ud. aʁala); a separate derivation from the same root is Tsakh. joʁʷi.

    See Талибов 1960а, 298; Лексика 1971, 185.


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