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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *vāj
Meaning : mouth
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : vāy
Tamil meaning : mouth, beak of birds, mouth as of cup, bag, ulcer, etc., mouthful, lip, edge, rim, edge as of a knife, word, speech, hole, orifice
Malayalam : vāy, vā
Malayalam meaning : mouth, opening, juncture, edge of a sword
Kannada : bāy(i)
Kannada meaning : mouth, mouth of a vessel, bag, drain, etc., head of a drum, edge of any cutting instrument
Kodagu : bāy
Kodagu meaning : mouth
Tulu : bāyi
Tulu meaning : mouth, edge of a knife, sword, etc., opening, speech, utterance
Tulu derivates : ? bāmbelụ a large mouth; crack, hole
Proto-Nilgiri : *vāj
Number in DED : 5352

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