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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *iṛǝ-
Meaning : to drag
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : iḷv- (iḷt-) "to drag on ground (intr.); drag (tr.), suck"
Toda : ɨxy- (ɨxc-) "(calf) sucks"
Additional forms : Also Kota ? iv- (ivt-) to pull out or off; Toda īṣf- (īṣt-) to drag, pull
Notes : Toda ɨxy- is somewhat dubious; it is not excluded that ɨxy- = Tulu igguni draw, pull" (< *iṛ-g-?), but the phoneme sequence is too rare for the comparison to be certain.
Number in DED : 504

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