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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *pUr-
Meaning : 1 to preserve, protect 2 to revere; gift
Proto-South Dravidian: *pUr-a-
Proto-Telugu : *prō-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *pUr-
dravet-meaning,dravet-sdr,dravet-tel,dravet-koga,

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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *pUr-a-
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pura (-pp-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to keep, preserve, protect, govern, bestow, reverence
Tamil derivates : purantār kings; purappu keeping, protection; puravu care, protection, gift, boon, tax, land given free of rent by a king; puravalan_ protector, preserver, defender, king
Kannada : pore
Kannada meaning : to nourish, cherish, support, preserve, invigorate; be nourished or fed; n. nourishing, invigoration, refreshment
Kannada derivates : pokkuḷa, pokkuḷi state of having oneself fed by others (e. g. a cuckoo); horakuḷi person who depends on others for his sustenance
Proto-Nilgiri : *por
Number in DED : 4283
sdret-prnum,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-tamder,sdret-kan,sdret-kanmean,sdret-kander,sdret-kt,sdret-dednum,

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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *por
Meaning : first offerings of food to god in pabm ceremony
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : por
Number in DED : 4283
ktet-meaning,ktet-prnum,ktet-kota,ktet-dednum,

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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *prō-
Meaning : to nourish, protect, preserve, support
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : prōcu
Additional forms : Also prōdi nourishment; prōpu protection, support; prōpaḍu to be nourished; prāpu support, protection, patronage, refuge
Number in DED : 4283
telet-meaning,telet-prnum,telet-tel_1,telet-addition,telet-dednum,

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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *pUr-
Meaning : to tame, rear
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kolami (Setumadhava Rao) : purāy- "to tame, maintain"
Parji : porip- (porit-) "to rear, foster"
Number in DED : 4283
kogaet-meaning,kogaet-prnum,kogaet-kol_sr,kogaet-parji,kogaet-dednum,

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