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Proto-South Dravidian : *nIl-a-
Meaning : moon
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : nilavu, nilā
Tamil meaning : moonlight, moon
Malayalam : nilā, nilāvu
Malayalam meaning : moonlight, moon
Malayalam derivates : (Tiyya) lāvu moonlight
Kodagu : nelaci
Kodagu meaning : moon
Kodagu derivates : nelaci boḷi moonlight
Proto-Nilgiri : *nIl-av-
Number in DED : 3754
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIl-am
Meaning : ground
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : nilam
Tamil meaning : ground, earth, land, soil, field, the earth, world, place, region
Malayalam : nilam
Malayalam meaning : ground, soil, the earth, a ricefield
Kannada : nela
Kannada meaning : ground, soil, land, floor
Kodagu : nela
Kodagu meaning : ground
Tulu : nela
Tulu meaning : earth, soil, floor, ground
Proto-Nilgiri : *nel-
Number in DED : 3676
Proto-South Dravidian : *niṇ-
Meaning : string, wick
Tamil : niṇa (-pp-, -nt-/-tt-)
Tamil meaning : to tie up, fasten, braid
Tamil derivates : niṇar (-v-, -nt-) to tie, fasten; niṇavai tying, bondage, that which is plaited
Kannada : nɛne (Hal.), nEṇE (Gowda)
Kannada meaning : wick
Tulu : niṇè, neṇè, ninè
Tulu meaning : a wick
Proto-Nilgiri : *niṇ
Number in DED : 3668
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIn-ai-
Meaning : to think
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : nin_ai (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to think, consider, reflect, ponder, remember, meditate, know, understand, intend, design, have in view, imagine, fancy, suppose
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) id., resolve, determine; nin_aital reflection; nin_aippu thought; nin_aivu thought, idea, reflection, consideration, recollection, remembrance, imagination, conception, notion, object, design, purpose, meditation, care
Malayalam : ninayuka
Malayalam meaning : to think
Malayalam derivates : ninekka to think, remember, consider, wish; ninavu thought, a memorandum, notice, imagination; nineppavar the thoughtful
Kannada : nenasu
Kannada meaning : to think, imagine, think of, remember
Kannada derivates : nenapu, nenavu, nenavi, nenaha, nenahu thought, reflection, recollection, remembrance; nene to think, think on, bear in mind, be mindful of, wish, remember, recollect; neneyisu to think, etc.; neppu recollection, acquaintance; (Hav.) nempu memory
Kodagu : nena- (nenap-, nenat-)
Kodagu meaning : to think, reflect upon
Kodagu derivates : (Shanmugam) nenap thought
Tulu : nenepuni
Tulu meaning : to think, imagine, mind, reflect, recollect, remember
Tulu derivates : ninepu, nenepu, nepa thought, intention, remembrance, recollection, memory; (B-K) nempu memory; nenevarigè remembrance, recollection, recognition
Proto-Nilgiri : *nenä-
Number in DED : 3683
Proto-South Dravidian : *ńIṇ-am
Meaning : fat
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ñiṇam, niṇam
Tamil meaning : fat, flesh, serum
Tamil derivates : niṇa (-pp-, -nt-/-tt-) to grow fat; niṇar (-v-, -nt-) to crowd, gather, thick
Malayalam : niṇam
Malayalam meaning : coagulated blood
Kannada : neṇa
Kannada meaning : fat, marrow
Tulu : nina
Tulu meaning : serum of the flesh, marrow of the bones
Proto-Nilgiri : *naṇīg (?)
Number in DED : 2921
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIṇar_- (?)
Meaning : affection, love
Tamil : niṇar_u
Tamil meaning : affection, love, benefit, good
Number in DED : 3669
Proto-South Dravidian : *nip-
Meaning : shoulder
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Proto-Nilgiri : *nip
Number in DED : 3671
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIr-a-
Meaning : full
Tamil : nira (-pp-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be full, be thick, crowded, spread, expand (as air or water)
Tamil derivates : nirattu (niratti-) to level up; nirappu (nirappi-) to fill, replenish, cause to abound, complete, spread; n. fullness, completeness, levelness; nirappam fullness, repletion, perfection, excellence; nirampu (nirampi-) to become full, complete, replete, be abundant, end, terminate, attain puberty, mature (as grain); nirampa fully, abundantly; niravu (niravi-) to be filled, become level, full, covered, spread, expand; level, fill up, equalize (as threads for weaving)
Malayalam : nirattuka
Malayalam meaning : to lay prostrate, level
Malayalam derivates : niravuka to level ground; nirattu road, highway
Kodagu : nerap
Kodagu meaning : (Shanmugam) levelling
Miscellaneous : IRU rombu to become full (cf. coll. Tamil romba fully)
Number in DED : 3672
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIr-a-
Meaning : to arrange in a line; line, row
Tamil : nira (-pp-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to arrange in order, divide equally
Tamil derivates : nirappam symmetry, uniformity; niral (niralv-, niran_r_-) to be placed in a row, arranged in order; n. order, arrangement, equality, similarity; niravu (niravi-) to lie in rows; nirai (-v-, -nt-) to place in a row; be in a row, form a column, be regular, orderly; (-pp-, -tt-) to arrange in order, classify, string together; follow in succession; n. row, column, line, series, order, regularity, arrangement, collection, herd; niraiccal, niraical screen, hedge with stakes covered with palm leaves in regular order
Malayalam : nira
Malayalam meaning : line, row
Malayalam derivates : nirakka to stand in a line, agree; nirattuka to put in a straight line, adjust, divide equally; nirappu evenness, agreement; niravu a straight line
Kannada : nerake, nerike
Kannada meaning : fence or wall of bamboos, palm branches, etc.
Proto-Nilgiri : *nerǝ-
Number in DED : 3673
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIr-aŋ-
Meaning : to creep; to shove
Malayalam : niraŋŋuka
Malayalam meaning : to drag the tail or feet along the ground, creep, crawl
Malayalam derivates : nirakkuka to push, shove; nirakkam, niraŋŋal crawling on the ground
Number in DED : 3749
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIr_-ai-, *ninr_-
Meaning : to be full
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : nir_ai (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to become full, be replete, abound, be copious, pervade, be satisfied, contented
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to fill, make full, diffuse, cause to pervade, stuff, cram; n. completion, fullness, copiousness, excellence, splendour; nir_aiya abundantly, plentifully; nir_aivu fullness, completeness, perfection, abundance, filling, satisfaction, excellence; nir_aivēr_u to be fulfilled, accomplished; nir_aivēr_r_u to fulfil, complete, perform, effect; nir_aivēr_r_am fulfilment, accomplishment, performance
Malayalam : nir_a
Malayalam meaning : fullness; ceremonies for bringing wealth and blessing (beginning by taking home a handful of ears of corn as the first fruits)
Malayalam derivates : illan-nir_a the annual cleansing of the house-door with offerings of rice and sticking over it new ears of corn (and 6 or 10 or 16 different kinds of leaves) with cowdung; nir_ayuka to become full, be full; nir_ekka to fill; nir_avu fullness; nir_appu filling
Kannada : ner_e (ner_ed-, ner_ad-)
Kannada meaning : to become entire, full, complete, accomplished, ready, perfect, mature, arrive at the age of menstruating, be realized, occur, suffice; n. completeness, maturity, etc.; adv. completely, perfectly
Kannada derivates : ner_ate fullness, completeness; ner_apu complete; ner_ayisu to make complete, supply; ner_avu, ner_avaṇige, ner_evaṇige fullness, completeness; ner_eyuvike menstruation to take place
Kodagu : nere- (nerev-, nerand-)
Kodagu meaning : to attain puberty (in songs)
Kodagu derivates : nera- (nerap-, nerat-) to fill (harvest-festival pot), load (muzzle-loading gun); nere that which fills up something (bag, pot, etc.); bundle of seven leaves, made at the rice-harvest festival and tied on house
Tulu : neriyuni, nerevuni
Tulu meaning : to be full
Tulu derivates : nirevuni to be ready; diñjuni to be filled, full, replete; fill (tr.); diñjāvuni to cause to fill, load, heap; diñja plenty, abundance; full, complete, replete; diñjelụ fullness, flood-tide; (B-K) diñju, jiñju, hiñju to fill, load
Proto-Nilgiri : *ner_ä-
Miscellaneous : KOR (O) jiñji to fill
Number in DED : 3682
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIr_-am
Meaning : colour; to shine
Tamil : nir_a (-pp-, -tt-)
Tamil meaning : to take on colour as fruits or leaves, deepen in colour, be distinguished, brilliant, be bright and fresh in appearance
Tamil derivates : nir_am colour, complexion, dye, tincture, quality, property, temper, nature, light, lustre, fame, reputation
Malayalam : nir_am
Malayalam meaning : colour, light, splendour
Malayalam derivates : nir_akka to shine
Proto-Nilgiri : *ner- (*-r_-)
Number in DED : 3680
Proto-South Dravidian : *niṭ-
Meaning : pleasant
Tulu : niṭṭa
Tulu meaning : pleasure; pleasant
Number in DED : 3667
Proto-South Dravidian : *niṭ- (?)
Meaning : hip; buttocks
Kannada : noṭṭi
Kannada meaning : (Sholiga, LSB) buttocks
Tulu : niṭṭelụ
Tulu meaning : hip, loin, waist
Number in DED : 3785
Proto-South Dravidian : *niv-
Meaning : straight, erect; to stretch
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ñimir (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be straight, erect
Tamil derivates : nimir (-v-, -nt-) to become erect, be straightened, stand upright, be outstretched, grow tall; nimirttu (nimirtti-) to straighten up, set upright (as a pot), straighten out, unfold; nimiral straightening out, becoming erect; mūri-nimir to stretch oneself as from laziness (mūri- shaking off laziness, laziness); ñemir (-v-, -nt-) to spread, extend
Malayalam : niviruka, nīruka
Malayalam meaning : to rise, stand erect, revive
Malayalam derivates : nivirkka, nīrkka to erect, raise, unbend, straighten; nivircca straightness, height of body; nivirttuka to raise, erect, straighten, unfurl; nivirttikka to raise; nivirppikka to refresh; (Tiyya) nūr- to straighten
Kannada : nimir
Kannada meaning : to be stretched, become straight, stand up to one's full length, become erect, grow high, be lifted up, be unfurled, become extensive, spread
Kannada derivates : nimirke state of being stretched, etc.; nimircu to cause to be stretched, etc.; lengthen, lift up, raise, cause to spread or increase; nigur(u), nigaru to be stretched forth, be extended, lengthen out to the full, spread, expand, become erect, raise oneself, take an upright position, rise, swell, become proud, strut; (Tipt.) nigiru to be extended; nigurisu, nigarisu to stretch forth, stretch out to its full length, etc.; nigarike state of being stretched or lengthened out; niguḷ to take an upright position, stand erect, expand, increase
Tulu : nimuruni
Tulu meaning : to become straight
Tulu derivates : nigacuni to stretch
Proto-Nilgiri : *mu-niv-
Number in DED : 2922
Proto-South Dravidian : *nivar_-
Meaning : to swarm, throng
Tamil : nivar_u (nivar_i-)
Tamil meaning : to swarm, gather thick
Malayalam : nivar_u
Malayalam meaning : a throng
Number in DED : 3677
Proto-South Dravidian : *nIẓal-/*nīẓ-
Meaning : shadow
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : niẓal, nīẓal
Tamil meaning : shade, shadow, reflection, lustre
Tamil derivates : niẓal (niẓalv-, niẓan_r_-) to cast shadow, give shelter, shine, be reflected; niẓali lustre, light; niẓar_r_u (niẓar_r_i-) to shed radiance, shade, protect; niẓar_u (niẓar_i-) to shine; nīẓai light, lustre
Malayalam : niẓal
Malayalam meaning : shadow, likeness
Malayalam derivates : niẓalikka to be reflected, appear faintly (as a tooth through the gums)
Kannada : neẓal, neraḷ, neḷḷu
Kannada meaning : shade, shadow, reflection
Kodagu : nëḷa
Kodagu meaning : shade, shadow
Tulu : nirelụ, irelụ
Tulu meaning : shade, shadow
Proto-Nilgiri : *neṛǝl
Number in DED : 3679
Proto-South Dravidian : *niǯ- (?)
Meaning : to grin
Tulu : nijikatruni, nijikāvuni, nijkāvuni, nīkāvuni
Tulu meaning : to grin
Tulu derivates : kūli nīkāvuni to show the teeth, as dogs, monkeys; nīkuni to appear, as the projecting teeth
Number in DED : 0418
Proto-South Dravidian : *nīc-
Meaning : to pierce
Tulu : nīcuni
Tulu meaning : to go through, pierce
Number in DED : 3686
Proto-South Dravidian : *nīg-
Meaning : to separate, leave, quit
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : nī (-pp-, -tt-)
Tamil meaning : to separate from, renounce as the world, put away, reject, put to disgrace, despise, loathe, abandon, leave, be removed
Tamil derivates : nīŋku (nīŋki-) to leave, go, depart, separate from, give up, abandon, pass over, turn away, be warded off, be liberated, released, be dismissed, discharged, be excepted, excluded, go, proceed, be spread out (as fingers); nīŋkal removing, separating; nīkku (nīkki-) to remove, exclude, put aside, dismiss, extricate, liberate, exempt, deduct, turn, draw aside as a curtain, kill, dispatch, destroy, open, force apart, spread out (as the fingers), give up, abandon, change; n. separation, removal, opening, cleft, crack, deduction, remainder, balance; nīkkam, nīkku separation, removal, disengagement, liberation, gap, chink, crack; nīkkal destroying, opposition, disagreement, opening, hole; nīkki leakage; nīppu relinquishment, renunciation, separation, parting; nīmpal interstice; nīntu (nīnti-) to relinquish, give up; nīvu (nīvi-) to cease, discontinue, pass beyond, transgress, break asunder as a chain, destroy; spread
Malayalam : nīŋŋuka
Malayalam meaning : to go aside, go off, go farther, retire, vanish
Malayalam derivates : nīŋŋikka to make to retire; nīkkam removal, departure, retirement, variation, exception; nīkkuka to put away, aside, remove, abolish; nīkki except; nīkkikka to cause to remove, withdraw a complaint
Kannada : nīgu
Kannada meaning : to quit, leave, abandon, give up, get rid of, lose, remove, take away, do away, squander, be got rid of, go off or away, vanish
Kannada derivates : nīgisu to cause to quit
Kodagu : nīŋg- (nīŋgi-)
Kodagu meaning : to go aside
Kodagu derivates : nīk- (nīki-) to put aside, remove
Proto-Nilgiri : *nīg-
Number in DED : 3685
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