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Proto-South Dravidian : *Cā-
Meaning : to stretch
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cāṭu (cāṭi-)
Tamil meaning : (?) to stretch out as the arms and legs from lassitude
Malayalam : cāmpu
Malayalam meaning : length, stretch
Kannada : cācu
Kannada meaning : to stretch out, hold out, extend, stretch forth, put out as the hand, etc.
Kannada derivates : cāpu stretch, length, extent; jambu length; jāgisu to stretch or raise (the body to its full extent); jāpu the measure of a long stride; sāgu to lengthen, extend; dāpu stretch, etc.; the measure of a stride
Kodagu : cāc- (cāci-)
Kodagu meaning : to stretch out (hand), straighten
Kodagu derivates : cāñjë (past verbal adj. of *cāy-, cāñj- to be straight) straight
Tulu : cācuni
Tulu meaning : to stretch out, hold out
Number in DED : 2433

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