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Proto-South Dravidian : *vaḍḍ-/*vaḍ-i-
Meaning : to trickle, flow
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : vaṭi (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to drip, trickle, (tide) ebbs
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to cause to flow out, shed (as tears), drain, strain, filter; n. filtration, distillation; vaṭical straining, filtering, rice boiled and strained, ebbing; vaṭippu straining, filtering; vaṭiyal id., strained or filtered liquid; vaṭivu that which is strained or filtered, outflow, surplus water
Malayalam : vaṭiyuka
Malayalam meaning : to overflow, ebb, trickle
Malayalam derivates : vaṭi strainer, filter; vaṭivu a current
Kannada : oḍi
Kannada meaning : to flow in a small, gentle stream, trickle through, ooze, run and cause blots (as ink)
Kannada derivates : oḍi-gaṭṭu to strain off, filter; (PBh.) baḍapam continuous rain
Tulu : oḍḍuni
Tulu meaning : to flow, run
Tulu derivates : oḍḍa flowing; oḍpāvuni to drain; oḍḍāvuni to turn flowing water into a field
Number in DED : 5221

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