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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *čenḍ-
Meaning : ball
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ceṇṭu
Tamil meaning : ball used in game, ball of thread, etc.
Malayalam : ceṇṭu
Malayalam meaning : a cotton ball, tassel
Kannada : ceṇḍu, caṇḍu, seṇḍu
Kannada meaning : a play ball
Kodagu : ceṇdɨ
Kodagu meaning : ball
Tulu : ceṇḍụ
Tulu meaning : ball
Proto-Nilgiri : *senḍ
Notes : The Toda form is irregular, but the whole root is dubious (cultural lexics).
Number in DED : 2766

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