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Proto-South Dravidian : *tūv-
Meaning : feather
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : tūval
Tamil meaning : feather, feather of an arrow, quill pen, painter's brush of cat's or squirrel's hair, sprout, shoot
Tamil derivates : tūvi feather or down of birds, peacock's tail, swan's down, swan, quill pen; feather, plumage; tuy cotton
Malayalam : tūval
Malayalam meaning : feather, pen, quill, an arrow's feather, a painter's brush
Malayalam derivates : toppa wool, animal's hair; toppal feather
Kannada : tippuẓ
Kannada meaning : a bird's wing or feather
Kannada derivates : tuppaẓa the plumage on some pigeons' legs; tuppuẓ a feather, the soft plumage or down of birds; the fine soft hair of rabbits; tuppaẓu wool, fine soft hair as of cats; tuppaṭa, tubaṭa wool
Kodagu : toppɨṭa
Kodagu meaning : feather
Tulu : tuyi, (B-K also) suyi
Tulu meaning : feather, quill, the plume of birds
Tulu derivates : (Bhattacharya) sūvi feather
Proto-Nilgiri : *tūv-
Miscellaneous : KOR (M) cippuḍu feather
Number in DED : 3393

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