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Proto-Nakh: *psṭu
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: bull
Chechen: stu
Ingush: ust
Batsbi: psṭu
Comments: Ing. has a secondary prothesis (ust < *u-sṭu). Obl. base *psṭare- (cf. Chech. stera-, Ing. istar-o, Bacb. psṭari-). 6th class in all languages. The same historical root (with loss of *p-) is present in the compound *sṭ-aḳ "man, person" q.v.

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