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Proto-South Dravidian : *čilar_-
Meaning : small amount of smth., small change
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cillar_ai
Tamil meaning : things scattered here and there in small quantities, sundries, fractional quantitites, change (as of a rupee); trifling, insignificant matter
Tamil derivates : cilvān_am odd; savings effected from the sum allotted for household expenses
Malayalam : cillar_a
Malayalam meaning : small, trifling matter
Malayalam derivates : cilvānam, cillānam odd; remaining fraction, small articles of daily use bought in the bazaar
Kannada : cillar_a, cillar_e, cilr_e
Kannada meaning : smallness, pettiness, fractional quantities, money under the value of a rupee
Kannada derivates : cilavān the odd money over a round sum
Tulu : cillarè
Tulu meaning : small money, change, trifle; little, trifling
Tulu derivates : cilvāna, ciluvāna the odd money over a round sum; little, small, trifling, mean, low
Proto-Nilgiri : *sil-
Number in DED : 2574

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