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Proto-South Dravidian : *al-
Meaning : not
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : al-
Tamil meaning : (1 sg. allē̆ṇ, 1 pl. allēm, 2 sg. allai, 2 pl. allir, 3 sg. m. allan_, 3 pl. m. allar, 3 sg. f. allaḷ, 3 sg. neut. an_r_u, 3 pl. neut. alla; alla is used in mod. Tamil for all persons and numbers) to be not so-and-so
Tamil derivates : allatu evil, sin; or, if not, or else; allavai sin, evil, uselessness; allāta which is not, different from; allāmal, allāl, an_r_i, an_r_iyil except, besides; an_mai negation of identity, reciprocal negation; evil
Malayalam : alla
Malayalam meaning : is not that, not thus
Malayalam derivates : allātē else, otherwise, except; allāykil if not
Kannada : alla
Kannada meaning : (for all persons and numbers; also 3 sg. neut. alladu, altu) to be not so-and-so, be not fit or proper
Kannada derivates : allada being not so or that, being not proper
Kodagu : alla
Kodagu meaning : (for all persons and numbers) to be not so-and-so
Kodagu derivates : allate not only but also
Proto-Nilgiri : *al-
Number in DED : 0234

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