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Proto-South Dravidian : *pIc-a-, *pIc-ai-
Meaning : to squeeze
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : picai (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to work with the thumb and fingers in mixing, knead, squeeze or mash between the palms, crush and separate as kernels of grain from the ear, rub or apply on the skin, strike against one another as branches in the wind
Tamil derivates : picakku (picakki-) to press between the fingers, squeeze, crush; picar_u (picar_i-) to mingle, mix with the hand
Malayalam : piśiṭu
Malayalam meaning : husks of fruits, oilcake
Malayalam derivates : piśukku the remains of expressed coconuts
Kannada : pisuku
Kannada meaning : to squeeze, press as a fruit, knead, shampoo
Kannada derivates : hisi to squeeze (a ripe fruit) so as nearly to separate it into two pieces; (Hav.) (?) hīñcu to squeeze out pus from a boil
Tulu : piskuni, pīsuni
Tulu meaning : to squeeze, press
Tulu derivates : poje(ŋ)kuni to knead, rub, squeeze, strangle; (B-K) pijakkụ, pijaŋkụ, pejaŋkụ to squeeze, strangle
Proto-Nilgiri : *piS-ǝg-
Miscellaneous : KOR (O) pijaŋki to crush
Number in DED : 4135

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