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Proto-South Dravidian : *meẓ-uk-
Meaning : to cleanse, smear
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : meẓuku (meẓuki-)
Tamil meaning : to cleanse floor with cowdung solution, smear as the body with sandal paste, gloss over, varnish; n. cowdung, wax, gum, soft waxy pill, mass
Tamil derivates : meẓukku smearing with cowdung water as the floor, cowdung, substance or solution used to smear any surface; meẓukkam ground or floor prepared by being smeared with cowdung water
Malayalam : meẓu, meẓuku
Malayalam meaning : wax
Malayalam derivates : meẓukuka to anoint, wax, varnish, daub a place with cowdung; meẓukku anointing, varnish, daubing, polishing
Kodagu : mukk- (mukki-)
Kodagu meaning : to smear (mud, manure on ground)
Proto-Nilgiri : *meṛ-
Miscellaneous : IRU mëkku wax; PALKU, ALKU mëkku wax
Number in DED : 5082

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