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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *aḍái
Meaning : green plants (leaves)
Proto-South Dravidian: *aḍai
Proto-North Dravidian : *aṛ-qā
Notes : A Tamil-Kurukh isogloss that is nevertheless quite plausible. (More widespread are derivatives like *aḍai-pa- "betel pouch" and *aḍai-kāj "betel nut"). The PNDR form would reflect the variant *aḍa[i]-kái. // Present in 2/6 branches.

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