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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *verVg-
Meaning : wild cat
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : veruku
Tamil meaning : tom-cat, wild cat; toddy cat, Paradoxurus niger
Malayalam : veruku, viruku, meruku
Malayalam meaning : civet cat
Kannada : berku, bekku
Kannada meaning : cat
Kodagu : bekkɨ
Kodagu meaning : jungle cats of various species
Tulu : beru
Tulu meaning : marten, (B-K) wild cat
Proto-Nilgiri : *verk
Notes : Malayalam viruku, meruku are unclear dialectal forms.
Number in DED : 5490

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