Tamil derivates :mēṭu height, eminence, hillock; muṭṭu rising ground, high ground, heap
Malayalam meaning :rising ground, hillock
Malayalam derivates :māṭu hillock, raised ground; miṭṭāl rising ground, an alluvial bank; (Tiyya) maṭṭa hill
Kannada meaning :height, rising ground, hillock
Kannada derivates :miṭṭu rising or high ground, hill; miṭṭe state of being high, rising ground, hill, mass, a large number; (Hav.) muṭṭe heap (as of straw)
Tulu meaning :prominent, protruding
Tulu derivates :muṭṭe heap
Notes :The two variants of the root seem to have been in free variation in PSDR (?). Vocalism correspondences are irregular: especially strange is Kannad/Tulu -i-. The forms with *-u- are due to contamination with *mūḍ- 'bundle, heap'.