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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : "*amuz{.}-" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-South Dravidian : *amuẓ-
Meaning : to sink, be immersed
Tamil : amiẓ (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be immersed, plunged, sink
Tamil derivates : amiẓttu (amiẓtti-) to cause to sink, immerse, engulf, drown, press down, cover (as eyelids the eyes); amiẓntu (amiẓnti-) to sink
Malayalam : amiẓuka
Malayalam meaning : to sink
Malayalam derivates : amiẓttuka, amuẓttuka to fix, set
Kannada : aguẓ
Kannada meaning : to sink in water, be immersed, dive
Kannada derivates : aguẓcu to cause to sink in water, immerse
Notes : The development *amuẓ- > *aguẓ- in Kannaḍa is regular (cf. PSDR *avuẓ-). The stem is almost certainly related to *am- ~ *am-ŋ- 'to press, sink'.
Number in DED : 0167

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