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Proto-South Dravidian : *vaḍ-
Meaning : poor, weak; to diminish
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : vaṭi (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to be diminished, dry up (as water in a river)
Tamil derivates : vaṭical decreasing
Malayalam : vaṭu
Malayalam meaning : thin, poor
Malayalam derivates : vaṭiyuka to dry up
Kannada : baḍa, baḍavu
Kannada meaning : poorness, weakness, feebleness, thinness, leanness, humbleness; poor, etc.
Kannada derivates : baḍava a poor, weak man; baḍaka a lean, thin, feeble male; baḍakalu state of being weak, thin, etc.; baḍatana thinness, poverty; baḍaha thinness, leanness, fineness; baṇagu a wretch, poor person, worthless person
Kodagu : baḍa
Kodagu meaning : poor
Kodagu derivates : baḍavë poor man; fem. baḍavati
Tulu : baḍa
Tulu meaning : poor, indigent, lean, thin
Tulu derivates : baḍave, baḍuve a poor man, pauper; baḍè thin, lean; baḍavu hunger
Proto-Nilgiri : *vaḍ-
Number in DED : 5222

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