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Proto-South Dravidian : *meḷ-/*miḷ-ir-
Meaning : to roll, move
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : miḷir (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to roll (as the eyes), jump, leap
Kannada : miḷir
Kannada meaning : to move to and fro, move about, swing, wave, jump or fly about, roll; n. moving to and fro, etc.
Kannada derivates : miḷircu to move about (tr.); miḷḷir_i to move to and fro, move about; miḷḷisu to move about, fly, float, wave, jump, frisk; meḷḷisu to move round (tr.), cause to revolve, roll (as the eyeball); meḷḷe rolling, looking obliquely, squinting; meḷḷa id., a squinting man
Tulu : malave
Tulu meaning : man with squint eyes
Notes : Kannada miḷḷir_i, miḷḷisu are obviously secondary.
Number in DED : 4871

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