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Proto-South Dravidian : *piḷ-
Meaning : child
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : piḷ
Tamil meaning : tender beauty of a child
Tamil derivates : piḷḷai child, son, youth, daughter, young of many animals; title of Veḷḷāḷa caste; pīḷ embryo, tender ears of corn, tenderness
Malayalam : piḷḷa
Malayalam meaning : child, infant, young of animals, small fruit
Kannada : piḷḷe, piḷḷa, pilla
Kannada meaning : child, young of any animal, that which is small or petty
Kodagu : paḷḷe
Kodagu meaning : female of various wild animals (also dog, horse)
Tulu : piḷḷè
Tulu meaning : child, baby
Tulu derivates : puḷḷi grandchild
Proto-Nilgiri : *piḷ-
Number in DED : 4198

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