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Proto-South Dravidian : *Pūẓ-
Meaning : dust
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : puẓuti
Tamil meaning : dust, pulverised or fine powder, dry earth
Tamil derivates : pūẓti dust; pūẓi powder, dust, sacred ashes
Malayalam : puẓuti, pūẓi
Malayalam meaning : dust, earth put to the roots of trees, pollen, rust
Notes : The following forms are probably, but not necessary, borrowed from Skt.: Ta. pūti ashes, dust, powder; Ma. pūti, bhūti ashes; Ko. pūdy id.; To. pūɵy id.; Ka. būda, būdi, būdu id.; Kod. būdi id.; Tu. būdi id.; būdiŋga, būdu ash-coloured (Skt. bhūti- ashes)
Number in DED : 4316

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