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Proto-South Dravidian : *aṇi-
Meaning : beauty; to wear (jewels)
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : aṇi (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be beautiful, be an ornament; to adorn, wear (as jewels), describe in embellished language; n. decoration, ornament, beauty
Tamil derivates : aṇiyal adorning, necklace; aṇivu wearing; aṇikam ornament; (?) aṇaŋku beauty, form
Malayalam : aṇi
Malayalam meaning : decoration
Malayalam derivates : aṇiyuka to wear (jewels, arms), decorate oneself; aṇiyikka to dress, adorn
Kannada : aṇi
Kannada meaning : niceness, pleasantness, beauty
Kannada derivates : (Hav.) aṇi devil-dancer's headdress
Kodagu : aṇi- (aṇiv-, aṇiñj-)
Kodagu meaning : to wear, enjoy (jewels) (song word)
Tulu : aṇi
Tulu meaning : a kind of mask or appendage worn by a devil-dancer, a peacock's tail when spread
Number in DED : 0116

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