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Proto-South Dravidian : *cīr_- (*s-)
Meaning : to hiss
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cīr_u (cīr_i-)
Tamil meaning : to hiss as a serpent, snort as a horse, sniff, be infuriated, swell with rage, roar and blaze forth as a flame, get angry with; n. anger
Tamil derivates : cīr_r_am anger, fury; cīr_u-cīr_-en_al onom. expr. signifying violent anger; cīntu (cīnti-) to be angry with, hiss (as a serpent)
Malayalam : cīr_uka
Malayalam meaning : to hiss, puff as a snake, foam, rage
Malayalam derivates : cīr_ikka to make to hiss, enrage; cīr_r_am rage; cīr_r_u a hiss, puffing; cīr_r_uka to hiss, rage
Kannada : sīr_u
Kannada meaning : to grow enraged, become angry, be very contentious or quarrelsome; n. raging, fierceness
Kannada derivates : sīvarisu, sīvar_isu to hiss, puff, pass the proper temper, show disgust or disdain; sēr_u to rail at, treat with derision; ? siṭṭu anger, rage
Kodagu : cīr- (cīri-)
Kodagu meaning : to grumble, answer back grumblingly
Tulu : sīruni
Tulu meaning : to hiss
Tulu derivates : śiṭṭu anger, displeasure
Number in DED : 2639

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