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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *cī-
Meaning : to tear
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Malayalam : cīntuka
Malayalam meaning : to tear (as paper, leaves)
Malayalam derivates : cīttu a shred, strip; īruka to saw, split (or with DEDR 542)
Kannada : sigi
Kannada meaning : to split (as wood), tear or rend with the teeth as sugar-cane
Kannada derivates : sigasu, sigisu to have split; siguḷu to be split, cleft; split (tr.); sigur_, sigur_u, sibar_u, sivar_u, sivur_u a splinter, a shiver (cf. DEDR 2600); sību bamboo-slit
Tulu : tigipuni, tigupuni, (B-K) sigipu
Tulu meaning : to split, slit, cut, saw, tear
Tulu derivates : tiguruni, tigruni, tiguluni, siguruni to split; tigụtè, tigtè, tigitè a split, splinter, slip, piece; (B-K) tiburu a crack, split
Number in DED : 2491

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