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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔoχʷa
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 to drink 2 to gulp down 3 swill, mash
Lezghian: χʷa-l 3
Tabasaran: uχ- 1
Agul: uχ- 1
Archi: χ:u-bus 2
Comment: The Arch. form is somewhat irregular (due to the expressive semantics?): we should not expect here the loss of initial vowel and the intensive χ:.

    See Лексика 1971, 261.


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