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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *puruḍ-
Meaning : ceremonial pollution
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : puruṭu
Tamil meaning : ceremonial pollution on account of childbirth
Kannada : puruḍu
Kannada meaning : ceremonial uncleanness after childbirth
Proto-Nilgiri : *pir- (?)
Notes : The PN form has yet to be ascertained.
Number in DED : 4290

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