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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *ed-
Meaning : a k. of place
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : edkuy "high place from which to see things, place with good view"
Toda : öɵwɨɫ̣y "place with good view"
Notes : The second component of this compound is different: Kota -kuy probably = kuy "pit" (?), while Toda -wɨɫ̣y could possibly be = wɨɫ̣y- "to hide" (cf. Tam. oḷi 'hiding-place', etc.).
Number in DED : 799

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