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Proto-South Dravidian : *muc-/*mŭǯ-
Meaning : monkey
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : mucu
Tamil meaning : langur, Semnopithecus priamus
Malayalam : mocca
Malayalam meaning : a light-coloured monkey
Kannada : musu, musuku, musuva
Kannada meaning : a large and black kind of ape
Kannada derivates : (Hav.) muju black monkey; (Gowda, Dr. Ling., p. 98) mucca black-faced monkey
Kodagu : muccë
Kodagu meaning : langur
Tulu : mujji, mujju
Tulu meaning : a black monkey
Notes : Depending on the suffix, the lexeme is present in two different forms: 1) *múc-a (Gowda mucca, Kod. muccë, possibly Malayalam mocca, although the -o- still has to be accounted for); 2) *muǯ-ú (Tam. mucu, Kan. musu, muju). Tulu mujji somewhat stands out in this context, as it can only be traced back to *múǯǯ-i. Secondary derivation from a lost **muju < *muǯ-ú? Unclear.
Number in DED : 4910
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