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Proto-Nilgiri : *kil-
Meaning : to crow, make noises
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : kilc- (kilc-) "to utter shrill cry of joy"
Toda : kis_- (kis_ɵ-) "to crow"
Additional forms : Also Kota ? gel iḍ- (iṭ-) (bullock) makes noise when it sees another bullock and prepares to fight; Toda ɨr fȫr xis_- to call out buffalo names to amuse oneself; kilk- (kilky-) to neigh; kīl ik- (iky-) (elephant) to trumpet (the verb is said to be < Badaga)
Notes : Kota kilc- is secondary; most probably, the old present tense stem *kil- was replaced by analogy with the past stem (where kilc- regularly < *kil-ä-d-).
Number in DED : 1574

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