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Proto-South Dravidian : *avi-
Meaning : to repress; to perish
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : avi (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to become repressed, subdued, cease, desist from action, become extinguished, fail, diminish, perish
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to suppress, repress, subdue, extinguish, destroy; avivu extinction, annihilation; navi (-pp-, -tt-), naviẓ (-pp-, -tt-) to extinguish
Malayalam : avikka, amikka
Malayalam meaning : to destroy
Kannada : avi
Kannada meaning : to go out, be extinguished, perish
Proto-Nilgiri : *avĭ-
Notes : Tamil navi and naviẓ are a rather obvious result of contamination between this stem and PSDR *navai- ~ *namai- 'to trouble, etc.'.
Number in DED : 0267

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