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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *djoḷ- (*-l-)
Meaning : saliva
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : coḷḷu
Tamil meaning : dribbling at the mouth as of a child
Tamil derivates : ? cāḷai dribble, saliva flowing from the mouth
Kannada : jollu
Kannada meaning : saliva, slaver
Kannada derivates : (PBh.) sauḷ the imitative sound of spitting
Tulu : jollè, dollè, doḷḷè
Tulu meaning : saliva, spittle
Proto-Nilgiri : *ǯol
Notes : The inlaut consonant is not quite clear since Kota has -l-, not -ḷ-. However, the form could have been borrowed from Kannada or simply mispronounced.
Number in DED : 2862

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