Tamil meaning :to press down, press hard, make firm, compact, insist on, plunge, immerse; n. pressure, imprint
Tamil derivates :aẓuttam hardness (as of wood), closeness of texture as of cloth, durability, emphasis, profoundness in one's mental application; aẓuntu (aẓunti-) to become pressed, be impressed, become firm, compact, persist, be immersed
Malayalam meaning :strong texture, pregnant speech, full of dregs
Malayalam derivates :aẓuttuka to fix, set; aẓuntuka to be immersed, plunge, sink
Kannada :aẓdu, addu, ajju, eddu
Kannada meaning :to immerse, dip, dye; sink in a fluid
Kannada derivates :addayisu to immerse, put into; addike, adduge immersion
Notes :Kota aj- is a good match semantically, but unclear phonetically (a unique case of the development *-ẓ[u]t- > -j- in this language). The stem formally looks like a complex one, with the suffix *-nd-, but the simple root is not attested.