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Proto-South Dravidian : *neg-, *Iv-
Meaning : to rise; to fly
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : niva (-pp-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to rise, be elevated, grow, spread, overflow
Tamil derivates : nivar (-v-, -nt-) to rise high; nivappu elevation, height; ivar (-v-, -nt-) to rise on high, ascend, spring, leap, rush out, climb over, mount; iya (-pp-, -nt-) to pass beyond, excel, transcend; iyakkam greatness, excellence
Malayalam : nikakka
Malayalam meaning : to rise
Malayalam derivates : ivaram height; ivaruka to rise up; ivarttuka to lift, raise; ekaruka to ascend, rise; ekarttuka, ekattuka to lift, raise; ekaram height, uphill
Kannada : nege, nese
Kannada meaning : to rise, ascend, go upward, jump
Kannada derivates : negapu, negavu to lift up, hold uplifted; negasu to cause to jump or jump over; egaru to rise, fly, jump; egarisu to cause to rise, cause to fly, cause to jump, shoplift; egarike jumping; egu rising, embarkation; egā digā up and down; (Hav.) neggu to lift
Kodagu : nekkura
Kodagu meaning : cliff
Tulu : negiyuni
Tulu meaning : to rise, come up
Tulu derivates : negipuni to leap, jump, spring up; negapuni to overflow; negattụ overflowing
Miscellaneous : KOR (M) negɨ to lift
Notes : Two roots here, one with the meaning 'to rise' (*neg-), the other with the meaning 'to jump' (*Iv-). Both have been contaminated to the point of unrecognizability.
Number in DED : 3730

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