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Proto-South Dravidian : *aḷ-a-
Meaning : to measure
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : aḷa (-pp-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to measure, limit, define
Tamil derivates : aḷapu, aḷappam measurement; aḷappu id., bounds, limit; aḷavu measure, extent, size, number; aḷavi limit; aḷavai measure, bounds, limit; aḷavan_ one who measures the grain
Malayalam : aḷakka
Malayalam meaning : to measure
Malayalam derivates : aḷavu measure, capacity, measure of time; aḷattam measurement; aḷavan measurer
Kannada : aḷe (aḷad-, aḷed-)
Kannada meaning : to measure; n. measure
Kannada derivates : aḷate, aḷte measure, extent, measurement; aḷavu, aḷabu measure
Kodagu : aḷa- (aḷap-, aḷand-)
Kodagu meaning : to measure
Kodagu derivates : aḷate act of measuring
Tulu : aḷa
Tulu meaning : measure, capacity
Tulu derivates : aḷaka large basket for measuring rice; aḷakè, aḷatè measurement; aḷapuni to measure; lakkè measure, mark; lappu measuring, measurement; lappuni to measure; lappāvuni to cause to measure
Proto-Nilgiri : *aḷä-
Number in DED : 0295

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