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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *čī-
Meaning : to scrape, cut
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cī (-pp-, -tt-)
Tamil meaning : to scrape
Tamil derivates : cīvu (cīvi-) to pare off, shave or scrape off, smooth or polish by planing; cīval parings, shavings; cīy (-pp-, -tt-) to rub (intr.); (SATD) cīve a slice
Malayalam : cīka
Malayalam meaning : to scrape, smooth, polish
Malayalam derivates : cīvuka to scrape, peel, polish
Kannada : cīvu, civvu
Kannada meaning : to cut thin, shave, scrape, peel, pare or trim the nails, smooth, furbish, polish
Kannada derivates : civiṭu, civuṭu, civuṇṭu, jigaṭu to cut or cut off with the nails, nip off; sigur_, sigur_u, sibar_u, sivar_u, sivur_u that is pared off, rind
Number in DED : 2600

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