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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *tugaḷ-
Meaning : dust
Tamil : tukaḷ
Tamil meaning : dust, particle of dust, pollen; fault, moral defect
Tamil derivates : tūḷ dust, powder, particle, pollen; tūci, tūcu dust
Malayalam : tūḷ
Malayalam meaning : dust
Malayalam derivates : tūḷi dust, husk; tūḷuka to be reduced to dust, rise as dust, make like dust; veḷḷam t. water to break or fall into spray, spray to rise; dhūḷuka to fly about as dust, wind to blow
Kannada : dūḷ(u)
Kannada meaning : dust, powder, pollen
Kodagu : dūḷɨ
Kodagu meaning : dust
Tulu : dūḷu, dhūḷu
Tulu meaning : dust
Tulu derivates : dūsu fine powder; dūselụ powder, dust; powdered, dusty
Proto-Nilgiri : *tūl-ĭ
Notes : All the *dūḷ- forms probably borrowed from Indo-Aryan.
Number in DED : 3283

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