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Proto-South Dravidian : *čāj-
Meaning : to incline
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cāy (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to incline, hang down, decline as a heavenly body, bend, turn down as the ear, recline, lie down, give way, break, flee, be partial, biased, deviate, lean
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to cause to incline, bend or stoop, turn in a new direction, drive, steer, prejudice, spoil, defeat; cāyvu slope, declivity, etc.; cāyppu slope, slant, side or declivity of a mountain, sloping roof, etc.; cāyal inclining, etc.
Malayalam : cāyka
Malayalam meaning : to incline, lean to one side, rest or lie on, settle down, disappear
Malayalam derivates : cāyal, cāccal bending sideways as a falling tree, side, inclination; cāykka to lean against, bend, put one on the other, lower, level the ground by beating, lie down to sleep; cāyvu, cāyippu inclination; āyka to bend as for an exertion; āñcuka to bend forward, incline, bow
Kodagu : taye- (-p-, -t-)
Kodagu meaning : to level field and break up clods with a plank drawn by bullocks; n. plank thus used
Tulu : cācuni
Tulu meaning : to bow
Number in DED : 2456

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