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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *cer-
Meaning : to insert
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : ceruku (ceruki-)
Tamil meaning : to insert, slide into
Tamil derivates : cerumu (cerumi-) to sink, pierce through; coruku (coruki-) to put in, insert, tuck in
Malayalam : cerutuka
Malayalam meaning : to shove in, put in
Malayalam derivates : corukuka to tuck in, shove in; terukkuka to tuck, gather up the cloth
Kannada : serku, sekku
Kannada meaning : to shove in, put in, insert, tuck (the end of a garment) into another (part of the garment)
Kannada derivates : sekke insertion
Proto-Nilgiri : *terg- (*c-)
Notes : Tam. and Mal. -o- might be due to contamination with *ćur-.
Number in DED : 2778

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