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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *as- ~ *asar_-
Meaning : mud, mire
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : acar_u
Tamil meaning : mud, mire
Tamil derivates : acumpu soft mud, miry place; ayam mud, mire
Malayalam : ayam
Malayalam meaning : mud, mire
Malayalam derivates : ayar_u manure
Notes : Tamil, Mal. ayam 'mud, mire' may actually be connected with a different root, cf. PSDR *aja-; if so, semantic contamination between the two must be supposed.
Number in DED : 0041

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