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Proto-South Dravidian : *ir-
Meaning : to exist, be; to sit
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : iru (-pp-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to exist, remain, sit down, live, belong to (dative of person); auxiliary
Tamil derivates : iruttu (irutti-) to cause to sit, detain, fix permanently; iruvu (iruvi-) to cause to be or abide; irukkai sitting, seat, residence; iruppu seat, residence, condition in life, balance on hand, surplus, stores, merchandise, wares
Malayalam : irikkuka
Malayalam meaning : to sit, remain, be in a place; auxiliary
Malayalam derivates : irikka being; irippu sitting, residence, position; iruttuka to seat, place, detain, settle; iruttikka to cause to seat; irutti a seat; iruttam, iruttu sitting, staying
Kannada : ir, iru (irdu, iddu)
Kannada meaning : to be, exist, remain, stay, delay, belong to (dative of person)
Kannada derivates : irisu to cause to be or stay, place, put, deposit; iravu, irapu being, staying, resting, state, condition; iruvike, iruha being, existing, etc.; irke, ikke being, abode, seat, place
Kodagu : ir- (-ipp-, iñj-)
Kodagu meaning : to be in a place
Tulu : ippuni (itt-)
Tulu meaning : to be, exist, live in; have, possess (dative of person)
Proto-Nilgiri : *ir-
Irula : iru
Irula meaning : be
Notes : Ir. 114.
Number in DED : 0480

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