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Proto-South Dravidian : *čaṭ-
Meaning : expr. sound of wood
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : caṭa-caṭ-en_al
Tamil meaning : onom. expr. signifying the sound of falling trees, report of a gun, rattling of stones thrown
Tamil derivates : caṭa-caṭav-en_al onom. expr. signifying crash, peal of repeated sound; caṭa-puṭ-en_al, caṭār-en_al onom. expr. of crackling noise
Malayalam : caṭa-caṭa
Malayalam meaning : crash, peal, descriptive of battle noises
Kannada : caṭ
Kannada meaning : sound of wood when suddenly broken or that of an earthen pot when cracking on the fire, a term in imitation of the smacking noise of a whip or of the noise of a smart blow with a cane
Kannada derivates : caṭa-caṭa, caṭa-paṭa the snapping sound of corn in being parched; caṭal, caṭil imitation of the loud crack of a whip; caṭīrane, caṭuku, caṭaku with the noise of a smart blow with a cane or whip
Kodagu : caṭ
Kodagu meaning : noise of cracking fruit or nut
Tulu : caṭakka
Tulu meaning : a slapping or cracking sound
Tulu derivates : caṭacaṭa, caṭapaṭa noise produced as in slapping or cracking a whip; caṭīla a cracking sound; caṭụka a snapping sound
Proto-Nilgiri : *Saṭ-
Number in DED : 2296

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