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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *ámbai-
Meaning : to crawl [walk on hands and feet]
Proto-South Dravidian: *ambai-kāl-
Proto-Telugu : *amb[V]-
Notes : SDR displays a compound with *kāl- 'leg, foot', but the Telugu form is apparently simple. In DEDR the items are tentatively compared with Kur. umbāxārnā 'to walk on hands and knees', but vocalic correspondences are impossible. // Present in 2/6 branches.

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