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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *čik-
Meaning : small
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : cikka
Tamil meaning : in brief, in a nutshell
Malayalam : cikkiṇi
Malayalam meaning : young, small (said of girls)
Kannada : cikka, ciga
Kannada meaning : little, small, young
Kannada derivates : cīku smallness, littleness of size, used of grain and pulse; cikkatana childhood, youth
Kodagu : cikk-aḍake
Kodagu meaning : very young, tender areca-nut
Tulu : cikka
Tulu meaning : little, young, small, short
Tulu derivates : cikini tender, young, small; cikkè a dwarf; (B-K) cikkeli a small variety of mouse
Proto-Nilgiri : *Sik-
Miscellaneous : IRU cikkeḍu mosquito
Number in DED : 2495

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