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Proto-South Dravidian : *akā, *akai
Meaning : elder sister
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : akkā, akkai, akkan_, akkāttai, akkāḷ, akkacci, akkaicci
Tamil meaning : elder sister
Malayalam : akka
Malayalam meaning : elder sister, wife of an elder brother, elderly maternal or paternal cousin, a term of endearment denoting an elderly woman
Kannada : akka (nom. sg. akkaṃ, i. e. akkan, nom. pl. akkaŋgaḷ/akkandir)
Kannada meaning : elder sister; a woman older than oneself is usually termed akka, endearingly girls are also so called by their elders
Kodagu : akkë
Kodagu meaning : elder sister or female parallel cousin
Tulu : akka, akkè
Tulu meaning : elder sister
Proto-Nilgiri : *ak-
Number in DED : 0023

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