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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *čaḷ-
Meaning : cold, chilly
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : caḷi
Tamil meaning : cold, chilliness
Tamil derivates : aḷi, taḷi coolness
Kannada : caḷi, cali, saḷi
Kannada meaning : coldness, cold, coolness, chill, frost, snow, etc.
Tulu : caḷi, cali, sali
Tulu meaning : cold, chilliness, shivering as in ague; cold, chilly
Tulu derivates : cavuḷi, cavuli cold
Miscellaneous : KOR (O) talli cold
Notes : Forms with s- in Kan. and Tulu are probably Tamil borrowings.
Number in DED : 2408

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