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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *agil
Meaning : eagle-wood
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : akil (in cpds. akir_-)
Tamil meaning : eagle-wood, Aquilaria agallocha; the drug agar obtained from the tree
Tamil derivates : akku eagle-wood
Malayalam : akil
Malayalam meaning : aloe wood, Aquilaria agallocha
Kannada : agil
Kannada meaning : the balsam tree which yields bdellium, Amyris agallocha; the dark species of Agallochum; fragrance
Tulu : agilụ
Tulu meaning : a kind of tree
Tulu derivates : kari agilụ Agallochum
Notes : Tamil akku may point to a more archaic monosyllabic form, but could be a later back formation as well.
Number in DED : 0013

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