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Proto-South Dravidian : *vaẓ-i-
Meaning : to scrape; to sweep
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : vaẓi (-pp-, -tt-)
Tamil meaning : to wipe, scrape, gather together as a pulpy mass, rub in with the hand as an ointment, smear as sandal-paste, roll up as one's clothes, shave
Tamil derivates : vaẓiyal that which is gathered together by wiping, scraping, etc.
Malayalam : vaṭikka
Malayalam meaning : to wipe off, scrape, polish, shave
Kannada : baẓi, boẓi
Kannada meaning : to sweep together as dust, wipe off or aside with the hand, scrape together with the hand, put on or apply to as lime, mud, etc. to a wall, cowdung to a floor, ointment to the body, besmear
Kannada derivates : caus. baẓacu, baẓicu, baẓisu, boẓisu; baẓu putting on or applying to; baẓugāre mortar that is applied to a wall; boẓiyuvike smearing; (Hav.) baḷugu to clean floor with cowdung
Tulu : baḷi
Tulu meaning : (B-K) to smear as lime
Proto-Nilgiri : *vaḍ-ĭ-
Notes : Unclear -ṭ- in Malayalam.
Number in DED : 5295

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