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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *śīr
Meaning : nit
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : īr, īrppi
Tamil meaning : nit
Malayalam : īr
Malayalam meaning : nit
Malayalam derivates : īruka to comb hair
Kannada : īr, īpi, sīr
Kannada meaning : nit
Kannada derivates : īr to comb out nits; īr-aṇige, sīr-aṇige comb for nits or lice; (Hav.) ciguru nit
Kodagu : cīrɨ
Kodagu meaning : nit
Tulu : tīrụ, (BRR) cīrụ, sīrụ
Tulu meaning : nit
Tulu derivates : tiruvaṇa nit-pick
Proto-Nilgiri : *cīr
Irula : īrugoli
Irula meaning : a wooden instrument to remove lice from head hair
Notes : Ir. 115.
Number in DED : 2625

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