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Proto-South Dravidian : *alar-
Meaning : to blossom
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : alar (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to blossom, open up, spread (as rays of the sun, water), increase in size, manifest itself; n. full-blown flower
Tamil derivates : alartti process of blooming; alarttu (alartti-) to cause to blossom; alari flower
Malayalam : alar
Malayalam meaning : a blossom, opening flower
Malayalam derivates : alari a flower; alaruka to open (as flowers), be hot and dry; alarcca heat, lust
Kannada : alar, aral, araḷ, arlu
Kannada meaning : to spread, become distended, open, blossom
Kannada derivates : alar, aral, araḷ, alal a flower; alarike blossoming; alarisu, alarcu to cause to spread, blossom, etc.; aral-uṇi, alar-uṇi the large black humble bee, Bombinatrix glabra
Tulu : alaruni, araluni, araḷuni
Tulu meaning : to open, expand, bloom, blossom
Tulu derivates : aral-uṇi the black bee
Notes : Kannaḍa and Tulu present several variants with different kinds of assimilations and metatheses in the resonant department, which seems to be a rather common thing with stems ending in two resonants.
Number in DED : 0247

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