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Proto-South Dravidian : *vaḍ-i (*b-)
Meaning : stick, cudgel
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : vaṭi
Tamil meaning : small cane or stick
Tamil derivates : vaṭippu iron rod
Malayalam : vaṭi
Malayalam meaning : stick, staff, club of armed brahmans, shaft, stroke
Malayalam derivates : vaṭikka to strike; vaṭippikka to have the measure struck
Kannada : baḍi, baḍe, boḍi, boḍe
Kannada meaning : to beat, strike, thrash, bang, pound; n. beating, blow, castration, a short thick stick, cudgel
Kannada derivates : baḍike beating; baḍige stick, staff, cudgel, hammer, mallet; baḍisu to cause to beat; baḍukatana beating, etc.; bāy baḍi to prevent one from speaking, silence one
Kodagu : baḍi- (baḍip-, baḍic-)
Kodagu meaning : to hammer, pound
Kodagu derivates : bāy baḍi- to bawl out
Tulu : baḍipuni, baḍiyuni
Tulu meaning : to strike, beat, thrash
Tulu derivates : baḍu stick, cudgel
Number in DED : 5224

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