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A compound of цӏокъ (c̣oq̇, ounce) +‎ *берг (*berg). Nikolaev and Starostin connect the latter with the second element in Dargwa дугелибуг (dugelibug, badger) and propose a genetic connection with Proto-Northwest Caucasian *bIaga (jackal; fox), other proposed connections are with Sumerian 𒊊 (pirig, lion), Proto-Indo-Iranian *wy(H)āgʰrás (tiger).


цӏокъберг (c̣oq̇berg?

  1. ounce, snow leopard or lynx


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  • Aliroev, Ibragim Ju. (1975) Сравнительно-сопоставительный словарь отраслевой лексики чеченского и ингушского языков и диалектов [Comparative-Contrastive Dictionary of the Branch Lexicon of the Chechen and Ingush Languages and Dialects] (in Russian), Makhachkala: Chechen-Ingush Book Publishing House, page 94
  • Алироев, И. Ю. (2001) Флора и фауна Чечни и Ингушетии [The Flora and the Fauna of Chechnya and Ingushetia], Moscow: Academia, →ISBN, pages 104, 150—151
  • Alirojev, I. Ju. (2005), “цӏокъберг”, in Xamidova Z. X., editor, Čečensko-russkij slovarʹ [Chechen–Russian Dictionary], Moscow: Academia, page 290a
  • Nikolayev, S. L.; Starostin, S. A. (1994) A North Caucasian Etymological Dictionary[1], Moscow: Asterisk Publishers