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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *ir-
Meaning : two
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : eyd_
Toda : ēḍ (obl. ēḍṇ-/ēṇ-; ēɫ̣̣- when preceded by plural personal or reflexive pronoun)
Additional forms : Also Kota ir vād twenty; irrvād by twenties; ir pāṇy two pāny measures; i vat od_ twenty-one, etc.; i nūr 200; īr āṛ two years; īr ōk two oḷk measures; eṛ calg two calg measures; Toda ɨ foɵ twenty; ɨ nūr_ 200; i kwāw two kwāx measures; īr ōṛ two years; īr ak two ačok measures; īṭy double, even (of numbers); ɨm double; ɨmu twins (pl. ɨmuām twins on more than one occasion); ɨ̄štyū twice
Notes : The cluster -yd_- in Kota is unique and most probably reflects a very untrivial development from *-r(ǝ)nḍ-, cf. the external evidence.
Number in DED : 474

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