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Proto-South Dravidian : *ari-
Meaning : to cut off small pieces; to nip, chip
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ari (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to cut off, nip off
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to gnaw as white ants; n. cutting; ari vāḷ billhook, sickle, garden knife; arivi reaped corn, handful of reaped grain; aruvi stubble of Indian millet; arakku (arakki-) to clip off, prune, cut, sever
Malayalam : ariyuka
Malayalam meaning : to reap corn, cut grass, cut very small, hack to pieces
Malayalam derivates : ari vāḷ sickle, reaping hook; arikka to gnaw as vermin; arakkuka to cut, chop off, sever; araŋŋuka to cut or chop off (the branches of trees or plants)
Kannada : ari (arid-)
Kannada meaning : to cut or lop off; n. cutting off, gnawing as vermin, a handful or more of corn cut at one stroke
Kannada derivates : arisu to cause to cut off; arivāḷ, aruvāḷ sickle
Proto-Nilgiri : *arǐ, *ar-ǝk-
Number in DED : 0212

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