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Proto-South Dravidian : *t-aŋ-
Meaning : younger sister
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : taŋkai, taŋkaicci, taŋkacci
Tamil meaning : younger sister or female parallel cousin
Tamil derivates : eŋkai, eŋkaicci my younger sister; nuŋkai, uŋkai your younger sister; taŋkāḷ younger sister; kai, kaiyai id.; naŋkai son's wife, elder brother's wife, lady, woman of quality or distinction
Malayalam : taŋka, taŋkacci
Malayalam meaning : younger sister
Malayalam derivates : naŋŋa clever woman; naŋŋappiḷḷa unmarried brahman girl; naŋŋiyār wife of a nambiyār, an actress
Kannada : taŋgi, (PBh) taŋge
Kannada meaning : younger sister
Kodagu : taŋge
Kodagu meaning : younger sister or female parallel cousin
Tulu : taŋgi, taŋgaḍi
Tulu meaning : male's younger sister
Tulu derivates : (BRR) tagè younger sister
Miscellaneous : KOR (O) tage elder sister; taŋgaḍi younger sister
Number in DED : 3015

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