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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *muṬ-
Meaning : knot (of hair); to tie hair in knots
Proto-South Dravidian: *muḍ-i-
Proto-Telugu : *muḍ-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *muḍ-
Brahui : muṭṭ-ux
dravet-meaning,dravet-sdr,dravet-tel,dravet-koga,dravet-bra,

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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *muḍ-i-
Meaning : to tie in a knot, knot
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : muṭi (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to tie, fasten, make into a knot, put on, adorn
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to fasten, tie, decorate with, put on as flowers; n. knot, tie, tuft or coil of hair, man's hair tuft, crown of head, top as of mountain, bundle as of paddy seedlings for transplantation, noose; muṭiccu tie, tuft of hair, small bundle, knot in wood; muṭinar those who tie knots; muṭippu tying, fastening, tie, knot, bundle
Malayalam : muṭi
Malayalam meaning : knot, bundle of rice plants, top-knot, hair of head, head-dress
Malayalam derivates : muṭa knot; muṭikka, muṭiyuka to tie up; muṭippu money tied up in a cloth, esp. for being presented
Kannada : muḍi
Kannada meaning : to bind or tie the hair, fasten or set in the hair of the head, as flowers, etc.; n. knot or bundle of hair, braid of hair, bundle of grain packed in straw
Kannada derivates : muḍisu to fasten or set in the hair-knot or braids (of others), as flowers; muḍipu, muḍupu bundle, moneybag
Tulu : muḍi
Tulu meaning : bundle of rice packed in straw, lump of tamarind packed in leaves, (B-K) tuft
Tulu derivates : muḍiyuni to be turned into a knot, be knotty; muḍipini, muḍipuni to dress the head with flowers, make the top-knot tight; muḍipāvuni to have a person's head dressed with flowers; muḍipu, muḍupu, muḍupelụ bundle of money, jewels, etc., devoted to an idol; muḍepini, muḍepuni to bind
Proto-Nilgiri : *muḍĭ
Number in DED : 4921
sdret-meaning,sdret-prnum,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-tamder,sdret-mal,sdret-malmean,sdret-malder,sdret-kan,sdret-kanmean,sdret-kander,sdret-tul,sdret-tulmean,sdret-tulder,sdret-kt,sdret-dednum,

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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *muḍĭ
Meaning : knot; top
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : muṛy "knot tied by priest in his front hair, ascetic's hair-knot"
Toda : muṛy "beautifully shaped top (as of tree), top of conical dairy"
Additional forms : Also Kota muṛy āl Toda conical dairy; Toda mud_y hair (as cut in paying vow); in: mud_y ir_k- (see 516)
Number in DED : 4921
ktet-meaning,ktet-prnum,ktet-kota,ktet-toda,ktet-addition,ktet-dednum,

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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *muḍ-
Meaning : knot, tie, joint in reed, bundle
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : muḍi
Additional forms : Also muḍiya bundle, knot; [1] muḍũcu, [2] muḍucu to tie in a knot or bundle; muḍupu bundle of money, jewels, etc.; money or jewels promised by a vow and reserved to be offered to a god or goddess
Number in DED : 4921
telet-meaning,telet-prnum,telet-tel_1,telet-addition,telet-dednum,

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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *muḍ-
Meaning : knot
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kolami : muḍi
Number in DED : 4921
kogaet-meaning,kogaet-prnum,kogaet-kolami,kogaet-dednum,

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Brahui etymology :

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Brahui : muṭṭ-ux
Meaning : knot, bundle; knotted
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Number in DED : 4921
braet-meaning,braet-prnum,braet-dednum,

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