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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *ās-
Meaning : fine, minute
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ācu
Tamil meaning : minuteness, fineness, acuteness, trifle, anything small or mean
Tamil derivates : āy (-v-, -nt-) to diminish, be reduced; n. fineness, minuteness, smallness; āyppu being reduced in circumstances, power, energies; āyvu diminution; acai (-v-, -nt-) to be slender, flexible, diminish; accam thinness; ai minuteness, subtleness; ayir subtlety, fineness, fine sand, candied sugar; ? atar fine sand, dust
Malayalam : aśu
Malayalam meaning : thin, slender
Malayalam derivates : ayir, ayiram iron dust
Kannada : asi, asa
Kannada meaning : thinness, leanness, slenderness, minuteness, weakness
Kannada derivates : asidane thinly, minutely, nicely; (PBh.) asidu that which is thin; asiyaN he who is thin; asiyar they who are weak; asiyaḷ slender woman
Number in DED : 0341

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