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Proto-South Dravidian : *kur_-
Meaning : tribal name
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : kur_am
Tamil meaning : Kur_ava tribe, palmistry as practised by Kur_ava women
Tamil derivates : kur_avan_ man of a caste of fowlers, snake-catchers, basket-makers, and fortune-tellers; fem. kur_atti, kur_avi, kur_avañci; kur_avāṇar the Kur_ava tribe of the mountain; kur_iñci hilly tract; kur_icci village in the hilly tract; village; kur_umpar petty chieftains; an aboriginal tribe; hunters; a caste of shepherds who weave blankets; kur_umpu petty chieftains; a class of savages supposed to form a part of the aborigines of south India; village
Malayalam : kur_avan
Malayalam meaning : wandering tribe of basket-makers, snake-catchers, and gipsies
Malayalam derivates : kur_icci hill country; kur_icciyan a hill tribe; kur_umpan shepherd; caste of mountaineers in Wayanāḍu; kur_uppu a chief
Kannada : kor_ava, kor_ama
Kannada meaning : man of a now settled tribe who make blankets, mats, etc., are musicians, etc.
Kannada derivates : fem. kor_avañji, kor_avati, kor_aviti (commonly fortune-tellers); kor_aca a thievish wandering hill tribe that sell wooden combs, etc.; kur_uba man of the shepherd caste; kur_umba a caste of mountaineers; kur_ike village
Kodagu : kurubë
Kodagu meaning : shepherd; (Shanmugam) Kuruba caste man
Kodagu derivates : fem. kurubati
Tulu : korage
Tulu meaning : man of a tribe that feeds on carrion and whose women wear leaves
Tulu derivates : fem. korapaḷu; koraji, koraju a serpent charmer; kurube shepherd
Proto-Nilgiri : *kur-
Number in DED : 1844

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