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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *kīḷ-
Meaning : to rend, tear
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : kīḷ (kīḷv-, kīṇṭ-)
Tamil meaning : to rend (tr.), tear, split; burst (intr., as bund of an overfull tank); n. part, portion, section
Malayalam : cīḷ
Malayalam meaning : splinter, piece of wood, wedge
Kannada : gīḷu
Kannada meaning : to rend (tr.)
Kannada derivates : sīḷ, sīḷu to split (intr.), divide, be rent; split (tr.), etc.; n. splitting, a split, fragment, part
Tulu : cīlụ
Tulu meaning : a split, splinter
Tulu derivates : sīḷụ a crack, crash, split
Proto-Nilgiri : *cīḷ
Notes : PN probably borrowed from Ma.
Number in DED : 1622

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