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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *pUr-a-
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pura (-pp-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to keep, preserve, protect, govern, bestow, reverence
Tamil derivates : purantār kings; purappu keeping, protection; puravu care, protection, gift, boon, tax, land given free of rent by a king; puravalan_ protector, preserver, defender, king
Kannada : pore
Kannada meaning : to nourish, cherish, support, preserve, invigorate; be nourished or fed; n. nourishing, invigoration, refreshment
Kannada derivates : pokkuḷa, pokkuḷi state of having oneself fed by others (e. g. a cuckoo); horakuḷi person who depends on others for his sustenance
Proto-Nilgiri : *por
Number in DED : 4283

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