Change viewing parameters
Switch to Russian version
Select another database

South Dravidian etymology :

Search within this database
\data\drav\sdret
Proto-South Dravidian : *ar[u]-k-
Meaning : not to be willing to pay
Tamil : arukku (arukki-)
Tamil meaning : to show disinclination in a bargain
Tamil derivates : arukkāṇi reluctance to accommodate, closeness in a bargain
Proto-Nilgiri : *ar-ǝk-
Notes : Burrow & Emeneau suggest relationship with *ari 'tax', but this is hardly possible, as the resulting derivative would rather mean 'to tax smb., make one pay'. I would rather view these items as a peculiar semantic shift from *ar- 'rare, scarce' (cf. Tam. arukku 'to make scarce, reduce', possibly > 'to bargain, be miserly'?).
Number in DED : 0223
sdret-meaning,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-tamder,sdret-kt,sdret-notes,sdret-dednum,

List with all references
Search within this database
Select another database

Total pages generatedPages generated by this script
169200285236
Help
StarLing database serverPowered byCGI scripts
Copyright 1998-2003 by S. StarostinCopyright 1998-2003 by G. Bronnikov
Copyright 2005-2014 by Phil Krylov