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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *av-
Meaning : to pound (rice)
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : aval
Tamil meaning : rice obtained from fried paddy by pestling it
Tamil derivates : avai (-pp-, -tt-) to pound in a mortar, crush, cuff, prod; avaiyal well-husked rice
Malayalam : avil
Malayalam meaning : rice bruised and dried
Malayalam derivates : avekka to beat rice; aval flattened rice obtained from paddy by pestling it
Kannada : aval
Kannada meaning : pound, beat; n. pounding, beating in a mortar; (also aval-akki) rice bruised and crushed
Kodagu : avl-akki
Kodagu meaning : rice fried and each grain pounded flat
Tulu : abepuni, abeyuni, abeccuni
Tulu meaning : to beat or pound rice
Proto-Nilgiri : *avä-
Number in DED : 2391

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