Tamil meaning :pole with ropes hung on each end, used to carry loads on the shoulder; lever or beam for a well-sweep, lever of a steelyard
Tamil derivates :kāvaṭi pole used for carrying burdens; kāvu (kāvi-) to carry on the shoulder (as a palnquin, a pole with weight at each end), bear anything heavy on the arms or on the head; kāvuvōr palanquin-bearers
Malayalam :kāvu, kāvaṭi
Malayalam meaning :split bamboo with ropes suspended from each end for carrying burdens
Malayalam derivates :kāvuka, kāvikka to carry on a pole
Kannada :kāgaḍi, kāvaḍi
Kannada meaning :bamboo lath or pole provided with slings at each end for the conveyance of pitchers, etc.
Tulu meaning :split bamboo with ropes suspended from each end for carrying burdens across the shoulders