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Proto-South Dravidian : *er_-i-
Meaning : to throw, shoot
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : er_i (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to throw, discharge, hack, chop, smash, destroy, beat, pounce, kick; n. throw, fling, kick
Tamil derivates : er_iva missiles; er_r_u (er_r_i-) to strike, kick, butt, cut, cleave, pierce, kill; n. kicking, hitting, pushing, attacking; ēr_u throw, beating (as of a drum), stroke (as of a sword), pouncing upon, destroying, scar
Malayalam : er_i
Malayalam meaning : a throw
Malayalam derivates : er_iyuka to throw, fling, hit; er_ikka to remove the bark from timber, rough hew for sawing; er_r_u a blow (chiefly beating clothes); er_r_uka to throw (as with sling), fillip, propel, spirt, beat hard; ēr_u a throw
Kannada : ēr_u
Kannada meaning : that with which one pierces or which one throws; a cut, wound
Kannada derivates : ēṭu a blow, throw, shoot; eṭṭu a blow; ettu cutting, stabbing; r_eppu to strike
Tulu : eṭṭuni
Tulu meaning : to be hit; box the ear
Tulu derivates : eṭṭakuṭṭa quarrelling and fighting
Proto-Nilgiri : *er_ĭ-
Number in DED : 0859

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