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Proto-South Dravidian : *anṭ-
Meaning : to join, stick to
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : aṭṭu (aṭṭi-)
Tamil meaning : to join, stick, paste (tr.)
Tamil derivates : aṇṭai thing attached, annexed as a plug to stop a hole, patch
Malayalam : aṭṭuka
Malayalam meaning : to join, stick, adhere
Kannada : aṇṭu
Kannada meaning : to stick, adhere to; n. adhesion, that adheres, an impurity, that is sticky, gum, paste, that is viscous
Kannada derivates : aṇṭaru to stick to; aṇke, aṇpu act of smearing or anointing; aṭṭu state of being joined
Tulu : aṇṭuni
Tulu meaning : to adhere, stick; to paste (tr.), attract
Tulu derivates : aṇṭụ gum, paste, adhesion; aṇṭụpattu adhesive, attractive; aṇṭāvuni to paste; aṇarụ moss, lichen, mould, green stuff on stagnant water
Notes : The Tamil-Malayalam forms with -ṭṭ- are due to the weak cluster *-nṭ- (expected dialectal variations with -ṇṭ- are also seen in Tam. aṇṭai).
Number in DED : 0096

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