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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *agapai
Meaning : ladle
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : akappai, āppai
Tamil meaning : ladle, large spoon with long handle, usually of coco-nut shell
Malayalam : akappa, akappān, āppa
Malayalam meaning : ladle
Kannada : agape, āpe, hāpe
Kannada meaning : scoop or ladle, made of a coco-nut shell or of wood
Notes : Kannada āpe is re-borrowed from Tamil (Kannada does not normally tolerate loss of inlaut *-g-).
Number in DED : 0006

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