Tamil meaning :examination of coins, assaying, scrutiny of gems, precious metals, etc., value, criticism as by a rival artist or workman, attempt at wit, endeavour to excel, hinder or baffle another in speech
Tamil derivates :nōkku (nōkki-) to see, look at, behold, view, consider, reflect, regard, pay attention to, arrange, put in order, keep, protect, save, do, perform, resemble, compare, read, desire; n. eye, sight, look, beauty, meaning, intention, knowledge, greatness, mode, style; nōkkam eye, eyesight, look, gaze, glance, view, aspects of a planet, appearance, expression, cast of countenance, beauty, attractiveness, watch, design, object, intention, aim, sense, intelligence, attention, observation, desire, indication, sign
Malayalam meaning :viewing, examination, experienced eye, sharp sight, shroffage, fortune-telling
Malayalam derivates :nōkkuka to look at, view, observe, look after, examine, be in a certain direction, seek, consider, regard, intend; nōkkam view, beauty, eye; nōkkal a look; nōkku look, watchfulness, sight, beauty
Kannada meaning :to look, look on, look at, view, behold, look after, examine, consider, take care, see
Kannada derivates :nōḍuvike looking, etc.; nōḍisu to cause to look; nōṭa looking at or on, viewing, beholding, seeing, examination, a sight, spectacle, sight, the power of seeing, a look, appearance; nōṭaka a looker-on, spectator, eyewitness
Kodagu :nōṭ- (nōṭi-)
Kodagu meaning :to look at
Tulu meaning :sight, view, vision, aim
Tulu derivates :nōḍaḍruni, nōḍāvuni to point at, show; nūṭāvuni to show
Notes :The root apparently had both the voiced-auslaut and the voiceless-auslaut variants in PDR. As for Tamil nōkkam, etc., these forms either constitute a separate root or can go back to PDR *nōṭ-k-.
Tamil derivates :nuṇpu, nuṇmai, nuṇuku, nuṇṇimai minuteness, smallness, slenderness, sharpness, refinement, nicety, exquisiteness (as in workmanship), acuteness, subtlety, discrimination, precision, accuracy, delicacies, dainties, mystery; nuṇṇiyān_ person of acute intellect, quick parts or subtle discrimination, minister; nuṇakkam sharpness, minuteness, subtlety, fineness; nuṇaŋkiyōr persons of subtle or sharp intellect; nuṇaŋku (nuṇaŋki-) to be thin, minute, attenuated, be subtle, fine, refined; n. minuteness, subtlety, fineness; nuṇi (-v-, -nt-) to waste away, be thinned down; (-pp-, -tt-) to sharpen to a point, powder, examine carefully; n. a point; nuṇukkam fineness, minuteness, sharpness, acuteness, acumen, subtlety, exquisiteness (as of work), niggardliness; nuṇukku (nuṇukki-) to make very small (as beads), powder, pulverize, pound, grind, shatter to pieces, write a small hand, be niggardly, stint, sharpen to a point, sharpen the wits, execute minutely or finely (as a work); n. smallness, fineness, subtlety, any small or minute thing, small handwriting; (Ramnad dial., Annamalai, p. 875) uṇukku to powder (= nuṇukku); nuṇuku (nuṇuki-) to be slender, delicate (as a woman's waist), be minute, become thin, be sharp, keen, acute (as one's intellect); nuṇuŋku (nuṇuŋki-) id., be powdered, pulverized, sing softly, as a tune; n. powder; nuṇavai flour of rice and other grains, a ball of sesame confection; nuvaṇai minuteness, fineness, flour; nuṭpam minuteness, fineness, subtlety, insight, acuteness, precision, accuracy, an invisible planet, minute point of time, a figure of speech which expresses an idea by implication, a critical commentary; nuṭaŋku (nuṭaŋki-) to be fine, thin, attenuated; n. thinness, smallness; nuẓai (-v-, -nt-) to be minute, fine, be keen, acute, make innuendoes; n. minuteness, fineness, intellectual sharpness; nuẓaivu minuteness, fineness, keen understanding or perception; nūẓai acuteness, fineness, minuteness
Malayalam meaning :minuteness
Malayalam derivates :nuppam fine texture of cloth
Kannada meaning :smoothness, softness, fineness, niceness, neatness, subtilty, gentleness, etc.
Kannada derivates :nuṇupu, nuṇpu, numpu smoothness, delicateness, fineness; nuṇṇage, nuṇṇane smooth, smoothness, state of being powdered, state of being smooth by shaving, baldness, bald; nuṇṇitu, nuṇṇittu that is smooth, etc.