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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *mej-c-
Meaning : to praise, be pleased with
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : meccu (mecci-), meyccu (meycci-)
Tamil meaning : to praise, extol, flatter, esteem, admire greatly, wonder; n. approbation, commendation
Kannada : marcu, maccu, meccu
Kannada meaning : to be very much devoted to, assent, be pleased with, like, approve; n. superior attendance, great devotion, approbation, liking, fondness, pleasure
Kannada derivates : marcisu, maccisu, mercisu, meccisu to cause to assent, please; maccike, meccike, meccige assent, etc.
Kodagu : mecc- (mecci-)
Kodagu meaning : to be pleased
Tulu : meccuni
Tulu meaning : to approve, consent, be pleased
Tulu derivates : meccigè approval, approbation, applause; meccāvuni to please
Proto-Nilgiri : *mec-
Notes : For Kannada, see *mar-.
Number in DED : 4722

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