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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *aḷ-i-
Meaning : to be attached to, to love
Tamil : aḷi (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be attached
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to protect, nourish, be gracious, show favour, create desire; n. love, grace, desire; aḷittu, aḷitu that which deserves pity; aḷintār loving persons; aḷiyan_ one who has great love, gracious benefactor; one who deserves protection
Malayalam : aḷi
Malayalam meaning : love, affection
Malayalam derivates : aḷikkuka to grant, bestow, protect; aḷiyan one who is kind and affectionate
Kannada : aḷipu, aḷupu
Kannada meaning : to be addicted to, long for; n. hankering after, desire, love
Kodagu : aḷaviga
Kodagu meaning : friend
Proto-Nilgiri : *aḷ-ĭ
Number in DED : 0301

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