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Proto-Dravidian : *alár-
Meaning : to blossom
Proto-South Dravidian: *alar-
Proto-Telugu : *alar-
Notes : The stem is never met without the final resonant, although it certainly cannot be guaranteed that *-r- was not detachable as a suffix in PDR. It is interesting to note the similarity between *alár- and PDR *mala[r]- with pretty much the same meaning. However, to treat this case as an irregular development *m- > 0- (see, e. g., [Андронов 1994: 86] ) is hardly admissible. Much more probable is semantic confusion between two originally different roots; in fact, SDR malar 'to blossom' may eventually be nothing but the result of contamination between *alár- and *mal- 'fertile, to abound'. // Present in 2/6 branches.
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *alar-
Meaning : to blossom
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : alar (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to blossom, open up, spread (as rays of the sun, water), increase in size, manifest itself; n. full-blown flower
Tamil derivates : alartti process of blooming; alarttu (alartti-) to cause to blossom; alari flower
Malayalam : alar
Malayalam meaning : a blossom, opening flower
Malayalam derivates : alari a flower; alaruka to open (as flowers), be hot and dry; alarcca heat, lust
Kannada : alar, aral, araḷ, arlu
Kannada meaning : to spread, become distended, open, blossom
Kannada derivates : alar, aral, araḷ, alal a flower; alarike blossoming; alarisu, alarcu to cause to spread, blossom, etc.; aral-uṇi, alar-uṇi the large black humble bee, Bombinatrix glabra
Tulu : alaruni, araluni, araḷuni
Tulu meaning : to open, expand, bloom, blossom
Tulu derivates : aral-uṇi the black bee
Notes : Kannaḍa and Tulu present several variants with different kinds of assimilations and metatheses in the resonant department, which seems to be a rather common thing with stems ending in two resonants.
Number in DED : 0247
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *alar-
Meaning : to open as a flower, expand, shine, glitter, rejoice; n. a flower, blossom, (K. also) splendour, joy; splendid
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : alaru
Telugu (Krishnamurti) : alarcu "to blossom"
Number in DED : 247
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