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Proto-South Dravidian : *čin-
Meaning : small
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cin_n_a
Tamil meaning : small, little, inferior, mean, low, young
Tamil derivates : cin_n_am smallness, minuteness, anything small; cin_n_i small child, little thing, a small measure
Malayalam : cinna
Malayalam meaning : small
Malayalam derivates : cinnan a short man; cinampu a little; cinakku a bit
Kannada : ciṇi, ciṇṇi, ciṇṇe
Kannada meaning : smallness, shortness
Kannada derivates : ciṇṇa a little one, a boy; cina smallness, small pieces; cinna, jinna smallness, etc.
Kodagu : ciṇṇi
Kodagu meaning : small
Kodagu derivates : cenna a little
Number in DED : 2594

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