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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *ek-k-
Meaning : to pull out; to gin (cotton)
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ek_ku (ek_ki-)
Tamil meaning : to pull with fingers (as cotton), search for (as true meaning of a passage), scrutinize
Tamil derivates : ek_kur_u to be pulled thinly with the fingers (as cotton)
Malayalam : ekkuka
Malayalam meaning : to card cotton
Malayalam derivates : ēkku carding cotton
Kannada : ekku, yakku
Kannada meaning : to divide, separate, dress cotton, card wool
Kannada derivates : ekkike dressing cotton, etc.
Tulu : ekkuni
Tulu meaning : to gin
Proto-Nilgiri : *ek-
Number in DED : 0765

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