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Proto-South Dravidian : *čāmb-
Meaning : to wither; ashes
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cāmpu (cāmpi-)
Tamil meaning : to wither, droop, perish, pine away, close up as flowers, decline, shrink, lose consciousness, grow dim as the eyes
Tamil derivates : cāmpal, cāmpar ashes, withered flower, old age; cāy (-v-, -nt-) to grow thin; cāyvu deficiency
Malayalam : cāmpuka
Malayalam meaning : to contract itself, shut, blink as eyes
Malayalam derivates : cāmpal contracting, closing; ashes
Tulu : cāmbuni
Tulu meaning : to close, shut, shrivel as a flower
Number in DED : 2453

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