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Proto-South Dravidian : *jā-/*e-
Meaning : [interrogative base]
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : yā, yāvai
Tamil meaning : what or which things
Tamil derivates : yāvum, yāvaiyum all, whole; yāvatu, yātu what; how; yāvatum even a little; yāvan_ which man; yāvaḷ, yāraḷ which woman; yār, yāvar, ār, āvar what persons; yārum any or everybody; yāvarum each and every person; yāvaṇ, yāŋkaṇ, yāṇṭai where; yāŋku id., how; yāṇṭu where; when; ētu which, what; why; whence; how; ētum even a little; anything, everything; ēvan_ who (masc. sg.); ēvatum everything; ēn_ why, what, how; e- interrogative base; pref. before a noun, meaning 'what, which' [e before consonant, evv before vowel]; evan_, evaḷ, evarkaḷ, etu, ev/evai which man, which woman, which persons, which thing, which things; adj. enta; evarum, evvarum everyone; evvelām whatever; evv-evar whatsoever persons; evv-evai whatsoever things; eŋkaṇ, eŋkittai, eŋku, eŋkē, etōḷ, etōḷi where; eŋkaṇum, eŋkum everywhere; eŋŋan_, eŋŋan_am, eŋŋan_ē, evaṇ, en_n_aṇam how; where; eññān_r_um always; ettan_ai how many, how much; ettuṇai, evvaḷavu how much; ettum by all means; entu how; what; eppaṭi, evvatu, evvār_u how; e-ppoẓutu, e-ppōẓtu, e-ppōtu when; e-ppoẓutum, e-ppōtum always; emparum everywhere; emmai which birth, what worlds; evan_, en_r_iya how, why; er_r_ai when; en_ why; en_r_u, en_r_aikku when, what day; en_r_um, en_r_aikkum, er_r_aikkum forever; en_n_a, en_n_atu, en_n_ai what; en_n_atum, en_um even a little; en_n_um id., all; en_n_en_n_a whatever; en_n_ar who (pl.); en_n_avan_, en_n_an_ what (kind of) man; en_n_ukku why; en_ai what, why; all; en_n_ōrum persons of whatever kind, all persons; en_aittum all, the whole; en_aivar whatever persons; en_aivan what person
Malayalam : yāvan/ēvan, yāvaḷ/ēvaḷ, yāvar/ēvar/yār/ār
Malayalam meaning : who (masc. sg., fem. sg., pl.)
Malayalam derivates : yā/yātu/ētu/ēn, ēva what (sg., pl.); e, ē what; eŋŋu where; eŋŋum, eŋŋānum anywhere; eŋŋanē how; ettira, etra how much, how many; entu what; why; ennu what day, when; ennum, ennekkum always; e-ppur_am what side; e-ppōḷ when; eppērum everyone
Kannada : yā-, ā-, ē-, e-
Kannada meaning : interrogative base
Kannada derivates : , yāva, ā, āva, dāva, ē, e what, which; yār, ār, dāru who (pl.); yāvanu, āvaṃ, āve which man; yāvaḷu, āvaḷ which woman; āvudu what, which; pl. āvuvu; yāke, yātake, yātakke, ētake, ēke why; ēn what; pl. ēvu; etta which or what place or direction, to or in which etc., where; ettam wheresoever; enitu, enittu, enisu, entuṭu, eṣṭu, ēṭu, ēsu how much, how many; enta, entā, entha, enthā, entaha, enna what kind or sort; entu how; entum by all or any means; endu when; endum always; enne what time; elli what place, where, whither; ehage, ehaŋge, eheŋge, eŋge, heŋge, hēge, hēŋge, hyāge, hyāŋge in what manner; how
Kodagu : ārɨ (dat. ākɨ, gen. āḍa), dārɨ
Kodagu meaning : who (sg., pl.)
Kodagu derivates : ennɨ what; ēvëN, ēva, ēvu, ēdɨ which man, which woman, which persons, which thing or things; adj. ē; elli where; elliñji whence; ettɨ, ettaṭṭi, eppara to which side; ettiñji from which direction; ēle by which way; ekka when; ekkatiñji since when; ekkākaṇe until when; ekkalē just when; ekkalū, ekkōlū always; endɨ which day; endū always; eccë, eccakɨ how many; ennatë, entë of what kind; ennane, ētaratɨ in what manner; ennatāŋgɨ for what purpose; ēnaŋguṇḍɨ on account of what; ennaŋgɨ why
Tulu : ērụ, ēraṇe
Tulu meaning : who
Tulu derivates : , dānè, jānè, dāva, dādavu, , ovu what, which; dāye why; ēni, ēpa, ēpo when; ētụ how much, how many; ētoḷu how often; eñca how; eñci what sort of; eñcitti such as what; ōḷu, oḷpa where; oḍe whither; oñci whence; (B-K) ōpe which side; ōpetāyé which man
Proto-Nilgiri : *e-, *ej-
Miscellaneous : IRU dāru who
Number in DED : 5151
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