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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *vēḷ-ai (*b-)
Meaning : split pulse
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kannada : bēḷe
Kannada meaning : split pulse, the half of a seed of the guñja or Abrus precatorius
Kodagu : bēḷe
Kodagu meaning : each of the halves of a seed that can be divided
Tulu : bēḷè
Tulu meaning : split pulse
Tulu derivates : bōḷè seed of a jackfruit
Proto-Nilgiri : *Pāḷ
Miscellaneous : Cf. (?) Ko. vēḷ badly ground coarse flour
Notes : Kodagu bēḷe is irregular; possibly re-borrowed from Kannada.
Number in DED : 4444

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