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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *asái
Meaning : to shake, stir, tremble; (to sweep)
Proto-South Dravidian: *asai- ~ *aja-
Proto-Telugu : *asi-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *aj-
Proto-North Dravidian : *as-r-
Notes : The development *-ai > -i (as in Kan. and Tel.) is probably due to the influence of the inlaut sibilant fricative. PKG *aj- is a rather weak match; however, semantically 'sweep' certainly can be traced back to 'stir', and phonetically PDR *asái-k- > pre-PKG *as-k- > PKG *aj-k- is a possible development considering that we do not know the exact behaviour of PDR *-s- in such an environment. // Present in 4/6 branches.

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