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Brahui etymology :

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Brahui : xīs-un
Meaning : red; gold
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Number in DED : 1931
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *ke-
Meaning : dark red
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *ke-
Proto-Telugu : *ce-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *kej
Proto-North Dravidian : *qēs-
Brahui : xīs-un
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *ke-
Meaning : red
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ce-, cem-, cevv-, ceyya, cētakam, cēttu
Tamil meaning : red
Tamil derivates : cekkam, cekkar, cekkal, cekil, cemmai, cey, cevvu, cevval, cevēr-en_al, , cēkkai, cēku, cēkai, cēntu, cēppu, cēy, civv-en_al, civappu, civēr-en_al redness; ceccai id., Ixora coccinea (with scarlet blossoms); ceppal red colour (as of dawn); ceyyavan_, ceyyan_, ceyyān_, ceyyōn_, cēyan_, cēyān_, civappan_ person of red or brown complexion; ceval, cevalai, civalai ruddy person or animal; cival Indian partridge; (-pp-, -nt-) to redden, get angry; cēkil tawny-coloured bull; cēt-ā tawny-coloured cow; cēyttu, cēytu that which is red; civa (-pp-, -nt-) to redden, blush, become angry; cekka-cciva (-v-, -nt-), cekkañ-ceku to be deep red; cekka-ccivēr-en_al, cekka-ccevēr-en_al deep redness; cen-nāy brown-coloured dog, Canis dukhunensis; kempu ruby (< Ka.)
Malayalam : ce-, cem-, cēya
Malayalam meaning : red
Malayalam derivates : cemma, cevva, cona, covva redness; cekkal dawn; cekki-ppū, cetti-ppū, cecci-ppū Ixora coccinea; ceŋŋuka, cempikka, conekka, cuvakka to be red; (Tiyya) cemappu redness; cemakkuva to redden; cuvappu, cōppu red; red colour; ruby; cecca a kind of ruby; cen-nāyi wolf or rather Canis primaevus; kempu ruby (< Ka.)
Kannada : ke-, keṃ-
Kannada meaning : red
Kannada derivates : keŋka, keŋgal, keccane, keccu, keñcage, keñcane, kendu, kebbe, kempu, kēsu, kisu redness; kekkarisu, keŋgalisu to become red; keñca a red man; fem. keñci; kembāra, kembāre redness of evening; kēpala, kevala, kisgāra Ixora coccinea; (a few cpds. with ce and ca- are to be taken as < Ta. or Te.)
Kodagu : kem-
Kodagu meaning : red (in a few cpds.: ken-deŋge brown coconut; (in song) coconut; ken-nāy wild dog; keñ-jeri red squirrel; kem-buttɨ red anthill (in song); keñ-jōpɨ a dull red)
Kodagu derivates : cō- (cōp-, cōnd-) to become red; cōndë red; cōpɨ red, redness; ? cōmë bullock (in song) (all the preceding < Ma.)
Tulu : kem-, keñca, keñci
Tulu meaning : red
Tulu derivates : kempu redness; ruby; kēpuḷa, kēpula, kēpaḷè Ixora coccinea; genda reddish; gende a reddish-coloured ox; fem. gendi; canna red; canna-nāyi wolf
Proto-Nilgiri : *ke-
Number in DED : 1931
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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *ke-
Meaning : red
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : ken, kēt
Toda : kö- (e. g. kö moṇ red soil; kö mōs_ n. pr. reddish buffalo)
Additional forms : Also Kota kep red, redness; kep āv, ken āv red cow; ke nāy wild dog; keky red clay; keb gal flint; kē kaṭy clinkers (i. e. red lumps) from smithy fireplace; kepn n. pr. red bullock or male dog; fem. kepy; kempn n. pr. man; kempy n. pr. woman; Toda ke nōy wild dog
Number in DED : 1931
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *ce-
Meaning : red (in a few compounds)
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : ceṃ-
Additional forms : Also ceŋgāvi reddish colour; reddish (kāvi id.); ke-, kem- red (in a few cpds.); kempu red; redness; a ruby
Notes : Forms with ke- may be borrowed from Kannada.
Number in DED : 1931
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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *kej
Meaning : red
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Parji : key "dark red, reddish brown"
Number in DED : 1931
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North Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-North-Dravidian : *qēs-
Meaning : red
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kurukh : xē̃so
Malto : qēso
Additional forms : Also KUR xē̃s blood; anger; MLT qēslo reddish; qēsu blood; qēsolāre to redden (as the eyes, face, or fruit when ripening).
Number in DED : 1931
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *ḳejV
Meaning: grey, dark red
Indo-European: *ḱei̯ǝ-
Dravidian: *ke-
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *k'ēy(w)-, *k'yē(w)-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: grey
Tokharian: ? B kwele ( < *kiwo-lo-) 'black, dark grey' (Adams 239)
Old Indian: śyāvá- `dark-brown, brown, dark'; śyāmá- `black, dark blue or brown or grey or green' (with -y- on analogy with śyāvá-); śārá- `variegated'
Avestan: syāva- 'schwarz'; sāma- 'schwarz'
Old Greek: kīrró- `rotgelb, gelbbraun'
Slavic: *sīvъ(jь), *sīnjьjь; *śḗrъ(jь)
Baltic: *čī̂w-a-/*čī̃w-a- adj., *čī̃w-ia-/*čī̂w-ia- c., *čē̂-m-a- / *čē̃-m-a- adj.
Germanic: *xaiw-in-a-, *xair-u-, *xair-i- adj.
Latin: caerulus, caeruleus `tief-, dunkelblau, ultramarin'
Celtic: Ir cīar (< *kei̯ro-) `dunkel'
Russ. meaning: серый, сивый
References: WP I 360 f, 420; Buck 67.
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: си́вый,
Near etymology: сив, сива́, си́во, укр. си́вий, блр. сíвы, др.-русск. сивъ, сербск., цслав. сивъ σποδοειδής, болг. сив, сербохорв. си̏в, си̏ва, си̏во, словен. sìv, ж. síva, чеш., слвц. sivý, польск. siwy, в.-луж. sywy "серый, водянистый".
Further etymology: Родственно лит. šývas "светлосерый, сивый, седой", др-.прусск. sуwаn "серый", англос. hǽwе "голубой, багряный, серый, зеленый" (*haiwina-), далее сюда же др.-инд. c̨yāvás "темный", авест. sуāvа-, осет. sаu "черный" (Уленбек, Aind. Wb. 318; Траутман, ВSW 306; Арr. Sprd. 428; Мейе, Ét 364; Лёвенталь, Farbenbez. 14; Хольтхаузен, Aengl. Wb. 147; Перссон 32; Эндзелин, СБЭ 198; Торп 88 и сл. Едва ли связано с си́ний, сия́ть.
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *čī̂w-a-/*čī̃w-a- adj., *čī̃w-ia-/*čī̂w-ia- c., *čē̂-m-a- / *čē̃-m-a- adj.
Meaning: grey, white
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: šī́va- `weiss, scimmelfarbig', šī̃va- `id.', šī́vi-s, šī̃vi-s `Schimmel'; šḗma-, šē̃ma- `asch-, blau-, hellgrau (vom Vieh)', šḗmē `eine Kuh von blaugrauer Farbe'
Old Prussian: sywan `grau' V. 461
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *xairu-, *xairia-, *xain=
Meaning: gray, hoar
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: hār-r, hǟr-r `grau'
Old Danish: hɔr
Old English: hār `hoar, hoary, grey, old'; hǟwen `blue, azure, purple, discoloured, green'
English: hoar
Old Frisian: hēr
Old Saxon: hēr `alt, eehrwürdig'
Middle Dutch: heer, gheheer `aanzienlijk, voortreffelijk'
Dutch: heerlijk
Middle Low German: hēr
Old High German: hēr `ehrwürdig, alt' (8.Jh.)
Middle High German: hēr, hēre 'hoch, vornehm; heilig, stolz; freudig'
German: hehr
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