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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *āŋ-
Meaning : to obstruct; wedge
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : āppu
Tamil meaning : wedge used in splitting wood, peg, stake
Malayalam : āppu
Malayalam meaning : wedge, plug, what stops a crevice
Malayalam derivates : āppu, āppam wad of gum
Kannada : āpu
Kannada meaning : restraint, stoppage
Kannada derivates : aŋke an order, command, control, restraint; (PBh.) āŋke opposition; (Hav.) āpu a peg
Tulu : āŋkè
Tulu meaning : force, compulsion, power, control, support
Proto-Nilgiri : *ā-p
Notes : The derivative *āp- < *āŋ-p- goes back to PSDR, obviously.
Number in DED : 0340

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