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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *nenʒǐ (?)
Meaning : heart, dewlap
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : nanj
Toda : nɨʒ
Notes : Extremely irregular vowel correspondences. External evidence points to *-e-, but this can only account for Toda nɨʒ (cf. the development of PN *kevǐ); Kota -a- remains completely unexplained.
Number in DED : 3736

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