What is the etymology of Kujula, the appellation of the first Kushan emperor? It is also written Kujul in Kharoṣṭhi script and Kožoulo in Greek script. Chinese transliteration for Kujula Kadphises is 丘就卻 (Mandarin Qiujiuque), where 丘就*khǝwʒǝwh seems to represent Kujula and 卻 *khak Kadphises. Sims-Williams (1998:89) reconstructed 丘就卻 as *khuw-dzuw-khiak and proposed that it is a name derived from *kujukk (Chor. kwzy- ‘to ask, request’, Khot. kūś- ‘to seek’) with a Sogdian hypocoristic suffix -kk. I'm not totally convinced because I haven't figured out how his theory could explain the /l/ in the Kharosthi script and in the Greek script. Anyone can help me out with that or offer a better theory?