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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *aṛi- / *ṛa-
Meaning : damage, harm, injury, loss
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : ḍakkā
Inscriptional Telugu : ṛaccu "to destroy"
Additional forms : Also aḍiy-āsa vain hopes; aḍuva, (coll.) aḍava old, damaged (as goods); ḍappi destruction, ruin; (inscr.) ṛassi infringing; aṛisina which destroys; aṛipuṭa n. causing destruction
Notes : Since the exact conditions of aphaeresis in Telugu are unknown, it is reasonable to suggest that all of the forms here stem from the same source (although it is also possible that extra borrowings from Kannaḍa are involved).
Number in DED : 277

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