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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : "*an{.}ai-" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-South Dravidian : *aṇai-
Meaning : to be extinguished
Tamil : aṇai (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be extinguished
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to quench, extinguish; aṇaŋku (aṇaŋki-) to die, be slain
Malayalam : aṇayuka
Malayalam meaning : to go out (as light)
Malayalam derivates : aṇaykkuka to extinguish, put out
Kannada : aṇe
Kannada meaning : to be extinguished or quenched, go out
Notes : The Tamil form aṇaŋku is met twice in DEDR: in this entry as well as independently in DEDR 112 (see *aṇ-ŋ- ~ *aṇa-ŋ-). It is quite possible that there is no homonymousness involved and that the latter forms are actually historical derivates from P(S)DR *aṇai-.
Number in DED : 0121

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