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Proto-South Dravidian : *āt_-
Meaning : to be strong, powerful
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ār_r_u (ār_r_i-)
Tamil meaning : to become strong, powerful, be possible, be sufficient, accumulate (as wealth), sustain, carry
Tamil derivates : ār_r_al strength, power, prowess, ability, abundance, endurance, courage; ār_r_a greatly, exceedingly, entirely; ān_r_a excellent, grand, splendid; ān_r_al greatness, dignity, abundance, copiousness; ān_r_avar, ān_r_ār, ān_r_ōr erudite, wise persons; ān_r_ōḷ lady of exalted character
Malayalam : ār_r_uka
Malayalam meaning : to grow richly, thrive
Malayalam derivates : ār_r_am much; ār_r_al growing; healthy, magnificent growth; ān_r_a wide, excellent
Kannada : ār_ (ārt-)
Kannada meaning : to be or become strong, be powerful, able, or competent, be possible, can, may, be adequate, be able for, be able to endure
Kannada derivates : ār_u power, daring, self-will; ārpu might, force, daring, valour; āke power, valour; āpa being strong, being able, being possible
Kodagu : āt- (āti-)
Kodagu meaning : (body) attains maturity (at about 21 years), (fruit, grain) becomes mature but not yet ripe
Kodagu derivates : ātɨ full-grown but not yet ripe (guava, jack, coconut)
Proto-Nilgiri : *ār_-
Number in DED : 0407

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