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Proto-South Dravidian : *kabb-
Meaning : to gorge
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : kappu (kappi-)
Tamil meaning : to gorge, cram into mouth
Tamil derivates : kavvu (kavvi-), kauvu (kauvi-) to seize with the mouth, grasp with eagerness; n. bite, seizing by the mouth (as dog), eating
Malayalam : kappuka, kammuka
Malayalam meaning : to snap at, eat as a dog or madman
Malayalam derivates : (Kauṭ.) kauvuka to seize with mouth, bite
Kannada : kapa, kaba, gapa, gappa, gaba
Kannada meaning : imit. of the sound emitted in eager gulping (mostly also reduplicated)
Kannada derivates : kabakkane, kappane, kavakkane, gabakkane in a snatching manner, with the sound produced in snatching, with the sound of gulping quickly
Kodagu : kabb- (kabbi-)
Kodagu meaning : to seize with wide-open mouth (of dogs, tigers, etc.)
Tulu : kappuni
Tulu meaning : to eat greedily
Tulu derivates : gabagaba gulping, swallowing; kapparaṇṭu a glutton
Number in DED : 1222

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