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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *bom-ai
Meaning : puppet, doll
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pommai, pommal
Tamil meaning : puppet, doll, effigy
Malayalam : bomma
Malayalam meaning : puppet, doll
Kannada : bombe
Kannada meaning : puppet, doll, effigy
Kannada derivates : (Gowda) kaṇṇɨ bombe pupil of eye
Tulu : bombè
Tulu meaning : puppet, doll, image
Notes : The root is somewhat dubious (cf. Mal. bomma with an initial b- which can only be a recent borrowing).
Number in DED : 4530
sdret-meaning,sdret-prnum,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-mal,sdret-malmean,sdret-kan,sdret-kanmean,sdret-kander,sdret-tul,sdret-tulmean,sdret-notes,sdret-dednum,

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