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Proto-South Dravidian : *aṇ-
Meaning : up, above
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : aṇ
Tamil meaning : upper part
Tamil derivates : aṇa (-pp-, -nt-) to lift the head; aṇar (-v-, -nt-) to rise, move upwards; aṇavu (aṇavi-) to go upward, ascend; aṇṇal greatness, exaltation, superiority, great man, king, god; aṇṇam palate, roof of the mouth, uvula; aṇṇā, aṇṇākku uvula (cpd. with 3633 , nākku); aṇṇā (-pp-, -nt-) to look upward, gape, hold the head erect; aṇṇāvi teacher, director of theatrical performances, master, one in authority
Malayalam : aṇṇa
Malayalam meaning : upwards, above
Malayalam derivates : aṇṇal high, God, esp. Arhat; aṇṇā looking upwards; aṇṇāvi teacher, head of a company of actors; aṇṇan royal predecessor, ancestor; aṇṇam, aṇṇākku uvula
Kannada : aṇṇe, aṇṇa, aṇa
Kannada meaning : excellence, purity
Kannada derivates : aṇṇālige uvula
Tulu : aṇāvuni, aṇṇāvuni
Tulu meaning : to look up, lift up the face, gaze
Number in DED : 0110

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