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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *doḍḍ-i
Meaning : garden; cowpen, fence
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : toṭṭi
Tamil meaning : fence, yard, pound, enclosure for selling timber or firewood, small village
Malayalam : toṭṭi
Malayalam meaning : long narrow garden, loft in a house
Malayalam derivates : doṭṭi cattle-pound
Kannada : toṭṭi
Kannada meaning : building with a square open court at the centre, the court itself
Kannada derivates : doḍḍi, daḍḍi cow-pen, cattle-pound, fold, stable
Kodagu : toḍia
Kodagu meaning : small garden adjoining a house
Tulu : duḍḍi
Tulu meaning : (DCV) cattle-pound
Proto-Nilgiri : *tod_- (?)
Notes : Forms with initial t- in all languages but Tam./Mal. should probably be considered borrowings from these two.
Number in DED : 3485

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