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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *mē[l]-
Meaning : high
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : mē mūl "higher place, up, western side"
Toda : mēl "up, high (in songs)"
Additional forms : Also Kota mē cīm western part of Nilgiris; mē kay, mē kī upper arm; mēŋ gaṇ eyes turned up in death; mēkī- (mēkaṛt-) to get up (cf. 1109); mēkaṛc- (mēkaṛc-) to make to get up; Toda mētal upper border of waistcloth; mētɨṇ sleeping platform on right side of house; mēlpāw upstream; -mil upon, on, over; concerning, about; (one) after/upon (another)
Number in DED : 5086

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