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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *dōc-ai
Meaning : rice-cake
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : tōcai
Tamil meaning : a kind of rice-cake
Malayalam : dōśa
Malayalam meaning : a cake baked on an iron plate
Kannada : dōse
Kannada meaning : a holed, i. e. spongy, cake of rice-flour, uddu, etc., baked on a potsherd or iron plate
Kodagu : dōse
Kodagu meaning : a flat rice-cake
Tulu : dōsè
Tulu meaning : a cake of rice-flour
Notes : Dubious root, as Malayalam d- is irregular.
Number in DED : 3542

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