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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : "*an{.}a{/}-{n|}-" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-Dravidian : *aṇá-ŋ-
Meaning : to suffer; to suppress
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *aṇ-ŋ- ~ *aṇa-ŋ-
Proto-Telugu : *aṇa-ŋ-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *aṇ-k-
Notes : Cf. also Betul Gondi an-c-ānā "to press". Considering that one of the meanings in Tamil is "be slain", it is possible to suggest historical derivation from P(S)DR *aṇai- 'to extinguish, die' (in which case the Gondi match hardly fits, but it is an isolated one-dialect form anyway). In DEDR the Kolami-Gadba forms are grouped with PDR *aẓí- 'to perish, be ruined', but the nasal consonant in PKG is too well defined to ignore; the current etymology seems to be just as plausible semantically and better phonetically. // Present in 3/6 branches.

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