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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔeʎ(:)ʷVr-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 to burn 2 to get heated 3 warm 4 to boil
Lezghian: ife- 2
Tabasaran: k-a=x- (Düb.)
Agul: k-ejxi- (Bursh.)
Rutul: u=xʷa- 1
Tsakhur: k-o=xar- 4
Budukh: fe-ji 3
Comment: Cf. also Ag. Bursh. k-ejxi- 'to burn'. The Tsakh. form poses some problems. In the Tsakh. dialect Talibov has noted only q-o-xan- 'boil' which obviously must belong to another root (see *ʔVrʎ:an). However, in the Mikik dialect both k-o=xar- 'boil' and ǵ-o=x:an- 'burn (intr.)' had been written down - with seemingly reversed semantics. This is either a result of interdialectal mixture or faulty notice.

    There is a great deal of confusion in the Tsakh. recordings as to the tenseness of -x- (-x:-) in this root, thus the PL reconstruction (*-ʎʷ- or *-ʎ:ʷ-) is not clear in this point.


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