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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *mel-[k-]
Meaning : to chew; cud
Proto-South Dravidian: *mel-
Proto-Telugu : *me-kk-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *me-k-
dravet-meaning,dravet-sdr,dravet-tel,dravet-koga,

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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *mel-
Meaning : to chew
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : mel (melv-, men_r_-), melku (melki-)
Tamil meaning : to chew, masticate; chide
Malayalam : melluka
Malayalam meaning : to chew, champ
Kannada : mel(u), mellu, meli
Kannada meaning : to chew, masticate, eat with a muttering sound, mumble, eat
Kannada derivates : melaku, meluku, melku, malaku, maluku bringing up again for rumination
Proto-Nilgiri : *melk
Number in DED : 5077
sdret-meaning,sdret-prnum,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-mal,sdret-malmean,sdret-kan,sdret-kanmean,sdret-kander,sdret-kt,sdret-dednum,

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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *melk
Meaning : cud, mouthful
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : mek
Toda : meɫ̣k
Number in DED : 5077
ktet-meaning,ktet-prnum,ktet-kota,ktet-toda,ktet-dednum,

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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *me-kk-
Meaning : to eat, gobble, swallow, gormandize
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : mekku
Number in DED : 5077
telet-meaning,telet-prnum,telet-tel_1,telet-dednum,

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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *me-k-
Meaning : to eat
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kondekor Gadba : mekkap- "to eat like a glutton"
Number in DED : 5077
kogaet-meaning,kogaet-prnum,kogaet-s_3,kogaet-dednum,

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