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Proto-South Dravidian : *bōr_-, *pōr-
Meaning : hole
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pōr_ai
Tamil meaning : hole, hollow in tree, cavern
Tamil derivates : pōr hollow of a tree
Kannada : pōr
Kannada meaning : hole
Proto-Nilgiri : *bōr
Notes : Probably two different roots (or, at least, some of the forms are contaminated with another root, like *po- 'to perforate').
Number in DED : 4604
Proto-South Dravidian : *bōẓ-
Meaning : toothless
Tamil : pōẓ-vāy
Tamil meaning : toothless mouth
Kannada : bōḍu
Kannada meaning : toothless state
Kannada derivates : bōḍu-vāy toothless mouth; bōḍa toothless man; fem. bōḍi
Tulu : bōḍu-bāyi
Tulu meaning : toothless mouth
Notes : ? Could this be same as *bōṛ- 'bald'?
Number in DED : 4582
Proto-South Dravidian : *bōẓ-
Meaning : bald
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pōṭu
Tamil meaning : baldness, shaven condition
Kannada : bōẓisu
Kannada meaning : to shave (esp. the head)
Kannada derivates : bōẓu a bald, close-shaved state; a roofless, leafless, treeless state; bōẓe state of being without hair, etc.; bōẓa man with bald or shaven head; bald, shaven; fem. bōẓi; bōḍi one who is bare or destitute of hair or of horns
Tulu : bōruni, bōḷasuni, bōḷisuni
Tulu meaning : to shave, strip off
Tulu derivates : bōrụ, bōru bald, shaven, uncovered; bōḷu id., hornless; bōḷuni to become bald; shave; bōḷi widow whose head has been shorn
Proto-Nilgiri : *bōṛ-
Notes : The form in Tamil is hardly archaic, judging by the irregular correspondences; probably borrowed from a Kannada dialect.
Number in DED : 4600
Proto-South Dravidian : *bōẓatar- (?)
Meaning : a k. of plant
Kannada : bōẓatara, bōḍatara
Kannada meaning : Sphaeranthus hirtus Willd.
Number in DED : 4601
Proto-South Dravidian : *bōǯ-
Meaning : beauty, excellence
Kodagu : bōji
Kodagu meaning : beauty, goodness
Kodagu derivates : bōjaŋguṇḍɨ well, in proper fashion; bōjakārë best man at wedding; bōj avvë mother's younger sister
Tulu : bōja
Tulu meaning : excellence, greatness, pride
Number in DED : 4579
Proto-South Dravidian : *buḍ-buḍ-
Meaning : [expr.] bubbling
Kannada : buḍa, buḍu, boḍa
Kannada meaning : sound in imitation of that produced by a vessel, etc., when immersed into water, or by water issuing from the spout of a vessel, and of that produced by a small rattle-drum
Kannada derivates : buḍakkane with the sound of buḍa; buḍabuḍike, buḍubuḍike a small rattle-drum
Tulu : buḍubuḍu
Tulu meaning : in drops
Number in DED : 4249
Proto-South Dravidian : *buḍḍ-ai
Meaning : testicle (swollen)
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : puṭṭā, puṭṭai
Tamil meaning : swelled testicle, elephantoid scrotum
Kannada : buḍḍe
Kannada meaning : rising or swelling, swollen testicle
Number in DED : 4266
Proto-South Dravidian : *buddal- (?)
Meaning : skin bottle
Kannada : buddaṇige, buddali, buddalike, budli
Kannada meaning : bottle made of skin to hold oil, ghee, etc.
Tulu : budulè, buddali, buddoli
Tulu meaning : skin bottle
Number in DED : 4279
Proto-South Dravidian : *buḍḍ-i
Meaning : flask, bottle
Tamil : puṭṭi
Tamil meaning : flask, bottle
Kannada : buḍḍi
Kannada meaning : glass bottle
Proto-Nilgiri : *pUṭ-ĭ
Number in DED : 4265
Proto-South Dravidian : *bug-
Meaning : to burn; to grieve
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pukai (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to burn as the heart, be chagrined, grieve; n. distress
Tamil derivates : pukaivu heart-burning
Tulu : buguḷuni
Tulu meaning : to be grieved
Number in DED : 4456
Proto-South Dravidian : *bugg-i
Meaning : cheek
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kannada : buggi
Kannada meaning : cheek
Number in DED : 4242
Proto-South Dravidian : *bugīr- (?)
Meaning : flute
Kannada : buguri
Kannada meaning : (Badaga) flute
Proto-Nilgiri : *bugīrǐ
Miscellaneous : IRU bugari, bugiriya a large bamboo flute; PALKU bugiri bamboo flute; ALKU buguri id.
Number in DED : 4239
Proto-South Dravidian : *buguḍ-i (?)
Meaning : ear ornament
Tamil : pokaṭi, pukiṭi, pūṭi
Tamil meaning : ear ornament worn by women on the top of the helix
Kannada : bugaḍi, buguḍi
Kannada meaning : ear ornament of females worn in the upper part of the ear
Tulu : buguḍi
Tulu meaning : female's ornament worn in the tip of the ear
Notes : Dubious root, as the vocalism is absolutely unstable. Tamil forms looks like possible borrowing.
Number in DED : 4237
Proto-South Dravidian : *bul-
Meaning : male organ
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kannada : bulla, bulli
Kannada meaning : male generative organ
Number in DED : 4309
Proto-South Dravidian : *bul-
Meaning : tawny, yellowish
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pul
Tamil meaning : tawny colour
Tamil derivates : pullai dull, yellowish colour
Malayalam : pulla
Malayalam meaning : a yellowish colour of cattle
Proto-Nilgiri : *bul
Number in DED : 4310
Proto-South Dravidian : *burud- (*-r_-)
Meaning : mud
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kannada : burude
Kannada meaning : mud, mire
Tulu : burdè
Tulu meaning : mud, mire
Number in DED : 4291
Proto-South Dravidian : *bur-ug-
Meaning : foam
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kannada : burugu
Kannada meaning : foam, lather, scum
Number in DED : 4463
Proto-South Dravidian : *bur_-aḍ-
Meaning : gourd
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kannada : bur_aḍe, bur_uḍe, bur_uḍi
Kannada meaning : gourd-bottle, calabash, dry gourd, head, skull
Tulu : buruḍè
Tulu meaning : bottle made of the shell of a coconut, gourd, etc.; skull
Number in DED : 4332
Proto-South Dravidian : *bur_-bur_-
Meaning : [expr.] sudden, rash
Kannada : bur_a, bura, bur_u
Kannada meaning : sound in imitation of that of a rash movement
Kannada derivates : bur_a, bura, bur_u, bur_r_ imitation of the sound produced by a bird rising suddenly, or by breaking wind; bur_a bur_ane with the repeated suddenness or sound of bur_a; bur_r_ane with the sound of bur_r_; pur_ sound in imitation of breaking wind, of easing nature; bar_r_ane with a whir or sudden and noisy vibration of wings; with a rush or dash, smartly, swiftly
Tulu : burụ, buranè, buru, buruburu, burrụ, burranè, burru
Tulu meaning : the noise of a bird's wings in flying
Tulu derivates : burkụ, burku noise of breaking wind
Proto-Nilgiri : *bur-
Number in DED : 4329
Proto-South Dravidian : *bus-
Meaning : [expr.] hissing
Kannada : bus, busu, bussu, bos
Kannada meaning : a sound to imitate the puffing or hissing of a serpent, of a pair of bellows, of the snorting of cattle, etc.
Kodagu : bus kūṭ-
Kodagu meaning : to hiss
Tulu : busu, busubusu, bussu
Tulu meaning : gasping, panting, hissing
Number in DED : 4246
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