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Proto-South Dravidian : *aẓ- ~ *aẓai-
Meaning : to cry
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : aẓu (-v-, -t-)
Tamil meaning : to cry, weep, lament
Tamil derivates : aẓai (-pp-, -tt-) to call, cry out, summon; n. crying, weeping; aẓukuṇi tearful person, one who is always crying; aẓukai pathetic sentiment; aẓuŋku (aẓuŋki-) to weep; aẓuŋkal loud noise, uproar
Malayalam : aẓuka
Malayalam meaning : to weep, cry
Malayalam derivates : aẓaykkuka to shout, cry out
Kannada : aẓ, aẓu (aẓt-, att-)
Kannada meaning : to weep, cry
Kannada derivates : aẓ, aẓu, aẓa, aẓke, arke, akke weeping, lamenting; aẓasu, aẓisu to make to cry; aẓuvike crying; aẓukuḷi an easily crying or fretful person
Tulu : arpini
Tulu meaning : to weep, cry
Tulu derivates : arpāṭa lamentation; arpele one easily moved to tears, a fretful person; leppuni to call, invite; leppu, lāvu a cry
Proto-Nilgiri : *aṛ-
Notes : Two stems - one monosyllabic, one ending in *-ai- - are clearly seen throughout SDR, as far as Tulu, where the latter is syncopated (*aẓai-puni > leppuni).
Number in DED : 0282

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