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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian :
Tamil : ēy (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be suited, be fit, be similar to, meet
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to be similar to, tell a seeming truth, deceive; ēyppu deceit; ēyvu comparison, resemblance
Malayalam : ēcuka, ēśuka
Malayalam meaning : to unite, fit, meet, take effect
Malayalam derivates : ēccu tie, connexion; ēkkuka to join so as to fit, patch, deceive; ēppu a joint, patch; ēppikka to get fitted together; ēyuka to be fit, be suited; ēykkuka to unite, join; ēypu joint
Proto-Nilgiri : *ēj-
Number in DED : 0899
sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-tamder,sdret-mal,sdret-malmean,sdret-malder,sdret-kt,sdret-dednum,

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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *ēj-
Meaning : to join
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : ēp "joint of two pieces of iron"
Toda : ēy- (ēc-) "to join (pieces or two ends) together"
Additional forms : Also Kota ēgūṛ- (ēgūc-) to gather (intr.); ēgūṭ- (ēgūc-) to gather (fuel, honey, grain, money); Toda ȫkūṛ- (ȫkūṛy-) (things) are gathered, (men) work together; ȫkūṭ- (ȫkūṭy-) to gather (things)
Notes : Kota ēp probably < *ēy-p-. Voiced -g- in Kota derivatives < *-jk-.
Number in DED : 899
ktet-meaning,ktet-prnum,ktet-kota,ktet-toda,ktet-addition,ktet-notes,ktet-dednum,

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