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North Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-North-Dravidian : *ṭō(n)ṛ-
Meaning : to hook in
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kurukh : ṭō̃ṛnā
Additional forms : Also KUR ṭōṛō̃ a pole with an iron hook or branch curved down to one extremity; tūṛsī a variety of the native rake or ṭōṛō̃; (Bleses) ṭōṛō a long stick with an iron hook.
Number in DED : 3547
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *dōnṭ-
Meaning : hook, pole with hook
Proto-South Dravidian: *dōnṭ-i
Proto-Telugu : *dōnṭ-i
Proto-North Dravidian : *ṭō(n)ṛ-
Notes : Metathese of voiced articulation in NDR: *dōnṭ- > *tōnḍ- > *tōnṛ-.
dravet-meaning,dravet-sdr,dravet-tel,dravet-ndr,dravet-notes,

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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *dōnṭ-i
Meaning : a k. of hook or pole with hook
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : tōṭṭi
Tamil meaning : elephant hook or goad, hook, clasp, sharp weapon planted in the ground to keep off enemies
Malayalam : tōṭṭi
Malayalam meaning : hook for driving an elephant, hook for plucking fruit
Malayalam derivates : tōṭṭuka to pluck fruit with a tōṭṭi
Kannada : dōṭi, lōṭi
Kannada meaning : pole with a hook for plucking fruit, gathering flowers
Tulu : dōṇṭi
Tulu meaning : long pole with hook to pluck fruit
Number in DED : 3547
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *dōnṭ-i
Meaning : long pole with hook for cutting off fruit from high trees
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : dō̃ṭi
Number in DED : 3547
telet-meaning,telet-prnum,telet-tel_1,telet-dednum,

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