Probably borrowed into Proto-Kartvelian from Proto-Indo-European *we/oi(H)nyo-, via — according to some — Proto-Armenian *ɣʷeinyo-, the ancestor of Old Armenian գինի (gini).
Martirosyan describes the sound change from Proto-Indo-European *w → Proto-Armenian *ɣʷ → Proto-Kartvelian *ɣw as impeccable and says it is also observed in Proto-Indo-European *wi(H)- → Proto-Armenian *ɣʷi- (→ Old Armenian գի (gi, “juniper”)) → Proto-Kartvelian *ɣwi- → Georgian ღვია (ɣvia, “juniper”). According to others, however, the term was borrowed into Proto-Kartvelian directly from Proto-Indo-European; for example, Klimov (1998) agrees with the ultimate Proto-Indo-European origin of the word but denies derivation from Old Armenian գինի (gini), citing Diakonoff: "It cannot go back to Armenian gini because the change *u̯ → g probably must have been accomplished there long before the first Kartvelian-Armenian contacts in the 7th–6th centuries B.C.".
Some scholars have argued the native Kartvelian origin of the word. For example, G. Tsereteli argued that the Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom was in fact borrowed from Kartvelian via Semitic, which has been accepted by other scientists. Fähnrich, rejecting the Indo-European origin also considered the word to be a native South Caucasian formation derived from the Proto-Kartvelian verbal root *ɣun- (“to bend”) (whence Georgian ღუნვა (ɣunva), გადაღუნავს (gadaɣunavs), etc).
- Svan: ღვინელ (ɣvinel), ღვინა̈ლ (ɣvinäl)
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