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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *ā̆m-
Meaning : water
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *ā̆m-
Proto-North Dravidian : *am
Notes : A NDR-Tamil isogloss, possibly archaic in the light of external comparison; in any case, borrowing from Old Indian ámbu-, ámbhas- 'water' is quite unlikely (inlaut -mb- would not be simplified in Dravidian). // Present in 2/6 branches.

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