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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *būẓC-
Meaning : down, feather
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Malayalam : pūṭa
Malayalam meaning : down of birds, wool, fine hair
Tulu : (?) puḷḷe
Tulu meaning : (B-K) plume, feather
Proto-Nilgiri : *bū(ṛ)
Notes : Tulu puḷḷe could likewise be compared with several other roots, including *puḷ- 'bird', etc. However, the Malayalam and Kota forms are quite comparable if we consider that the inlaut of the root contains an untrivial cluster (phoneme?)
Number in DED : 4358

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