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Proto-South Dravidian : *cad-ai-/*cad-i-
Meaning : to destroy; to crush
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cati (-pp-, -tt-)
Tamil meaning : to destroy, kill
Tamil derivates : catāvu (catāvi-) to be shattered or broken, be rotten, decayed; catai (-v-, -nt-) to be bruised, crushed; (-pp-, -tt-) to crush, bruise, mash; tatai (-v-, -nt-) to be shattered, made fruitless; tatar (-v-, -nt-) to be crushed
Malayalam : cata
Malayalam meaning : a bruise
Malayalam derivates : catayuka to be bruised, squashed; catekka to squash, crush, pound, bray; catuŋŋuka to be crushed, compressed, beaten into another shape; catukkuka to bruise, macerate; catukku a bruise
Kannada : sadaku
Kannada meaning : to beat
Kannada derivates : sade, sadi to pound to some extent, bruise, squash, crush; caccu, ceccu, jajju to strike, bruise, crush; tadaku, taduku, tade to strike, beat
Tulu : cade
Tulu meaning : severe fighting, destruction of life
Tulu derivates : sadi striking, beating; sadevuni to get hardened, wear away as an earthen vessel; jajjuni to bruise, squash, pound
Proto-Nilgiri : *cad-/*cac-
Number in DED : 2322

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