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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *jā-
Meaning : to bind, tie
Tamil : yā (-pp-, -tt-)
Tamil meaning : to bind, tie, dam up, confine, compose (as a poem), tell, utter; be inseparable from
Tamil derivates : yākkai tie, bond, body; yāppu binding, bond, metre, prosody, affection; yāttu stitch; yāttār close friends; ā (-pp-, -tt-) to bind; āppu bandage, tie, body; āttan_ friend; āttam friendship, intimacy; ākkai body, strips of fibre used in thatching
Malayalam : ākka
Malayalam meaning : a strip of fibre used in thatching
Proto-Nilgiri : *ē- (?)
Notes : Unclear whether Kota really belongs here, as ē- is not a regular reflexation.
Number in DED : 5149

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