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Proto-Basque: *le-t-hagin
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: eye-tooth, canine tooth, fang
Bizkaian: latagin, betagin
Gipuzkoan: letagin, (Ernani) betagin, (Etxarri) matagin
High Navarrese: letagin, litagin, latagin
Low Navarrese: letagin, letain
Lapurdian: litagin, letain
Baztanese: litain
Zuberoan: letágin
Comments: A compound of *le- (a reduced form of PSC *ʡwĭlʡí 'eye') + Bsq *hagin 'tooth' (q.v.). The intervening *-t- is a fossilized oblique marker, familiar from other Bsq compounds (cf. sutargi 'firelight' < *śu + *-t- + *argi, etc.). Western Bsq betagin is an innovative reinterpretation, based on Bsq *begi 'eye' (q.v.).

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