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Proto-South Dravidian : *čur_uk- (?)
Meaning : haste, quickness
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cur_ukku
Tamil meaning : quickness, rapidity, diligence, briskness, haste, hastiness, irritableness, severity, sharpness, keenness, pungency, poignancy, high price, demand as in market
Tamil derivates : cur_ukkan_ active, diligent person; hasty, irritable person; cur_ucur_u (-pp-, -tt-) to be in a hurry, be very active; cur_ucur_uppu diligence, bustling, hurrying; cur_uti swiftness, alacrity
Malayalam : cur_ukku
Malayalam meaning : sharpness, quickness, zeal
Malayalam derivates : cur_ukkan a keen fellow; cur_ucur_uppu alacrity and dispatch
Kannada : cur_uku, cur_aku, curku
Kannada meaning : excessive heat of fire, great bodily heat, quickness, speed, pain, sharpness of a knife, etc., keenness, smartness, dearness in price
Kodagu : curɨkɨ
Kodagu meaning : speed
Tulu : curuku
Tulu meaning : quickness, haste, speed, sharpness, zeal, activity; quick, vigorous, zealous, vivid
Proto-Nilgiri : *Surk- (*-r_-)
Number in DED : 2713

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