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Proto-South Dravidian : *piẓ-i-/*pinḍ-
Meaning : to squeeze
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : piẓi (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to squeeze, express, press out with hands, drip, exude, shed or pour (as rain)
Tamil derivates : piṇṭi oilcake made of the residue of oil seeds
Malayalam : piẓiyuka
Malayalam meaning : to wring out, squeeze out
Malayalam derivates : piṇṭi what is squeezed, wrung out, dregs, residue, sediment
Kannada : piẓi
Kannada meaning : to wring or squeeze out, press out juice, make sapless or dry, become sapless or dry
Kannada derivates : piṇḍu, hiṇḍu to squeeze out, wring, pinch, milk, give milk, harass
Kodagu : puṇḍ- (puṇḍi-)
Kodagu meaning : to squeeze (wet cloth, fruit, anything with liquid in it)
Kodagu derivates : puṇḍe wetness (as of wet clothes)
Tulu : pīŋkāvuni
Tulu meaning : to press out (as tamarind seeds or the testicles of animals)
Tulu derivates : pīṇṭuni to twist, turn, wring; puṇḍiyuni, puṇṭuni to wring (as a wet garment), press or express (as juice from fruits, etc.); purñcuni, pureñcuni, purecuni to squeeze (as a lemon); piṇḍi, puṇḍi oilcake, refuse of expressed coconut, etc.
Proto-Nilgiri : *inḍ-
Miscellaneous : KOR (T) hircadɨ to squeeze
Notes : It is unclear whether the two forms are related or not. Normally, a root like *pinḍ- would be reflected as *piḍ-, not *piṛ-, in the unaccented position; therefore, if we are indeed to regard both forms as related, we would have to postulate a supposed *pinṛ- (?) for the original form; this is, however, hardly confirmed by external data.
Number in DED : 4183

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