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Proto-Telugu : *aḍu- ~ *ḍa-
Meaning : to beat, strike, break, destroy
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : aḍucu
Telugu (Krishnamurti) : ḍancu "to pound, beat, clean grain in a mortar"
Additional forms : Also aḍupu a stroke, blow; aḍaru (Tikkana; comm. by Velcheru Narayana Rao and George L. Hart III) to fight, do battle, kill; āṭu a blow; dancu to pound, beat, clean grain in a mortar; daŋgu, (KR also) ḍaŋgu to be pounded (as rice, etc.); dampu to pound, beat, clean grain in a mortar; n. (also dampuḍu) pounding, etc.; [1] aḍukulu, [2] aṭukulu (pl.) rice wetted, parched and flattened, beaten rice
Number in DED : 77

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