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Proto-South Dravidian : *vaḍ-
Meaning : north
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : vaṭa
Tamil meaning : northern
Tamil derivates : vaṭakku north, north point of the compass; vaṭantai that which is in the north, north wind; vaṭavar northerners; vaṭātu that which is in the north, north; vaṭuku the region immediately north of the Tamil country, the Telugu country, the Telugu language; vaṭukar people of the Telugu country, a caste of Telugu immigrants; vāṭai north wind, cold wind, wind
Malayalam : vaṭa
Malayalam meaning : north
Malayalam derivates : vaṭakku id., in or towards the north; vaṭakkan northern; vāṭa wind
Kannada : baḍa, baḍaga, baḍagal, baḍagu
Kannada meaning : the north, in the north
Kodagu : baḍakɨ
Kodagu meaning : north
Tulu : baḍakāyi
Tulu meaning : the north, northern
Number in DED : 5218

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