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Proto-South Dravidian : *māj-
Meaning : to hide
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : māy (-v-, -nt-)
Tamil meaning : to hide, vanish, perish, be annihilated, terminated, die, become lustreless as the setting sun, forget
Tamil derivates : (-pp-, -tt-) to hide, kill, destroy, put an end to; māyccal, māyppu, māyvu death, hiding, vanishing; māccal dying; great suffering; laziness, sloth
Malayalam : māyuka
Malayalam meaning : to grow dim, vanish
Malayalam derivates : māccal vanishing, being blotted out, forgetfulness; māykka to efface, destroy
Kannada : māy
Kannada meaning : to be hidden, disappear, pass away
Kannada derivates : māyisu to cause to disappear; māya disappearance, vanishing; māju to cause to grow dim, cause to disappear, hide, conceal; n. hiding, dissimulation, deceit, fraud; māñju to conceal, suppress the truth; māñjisu to cause to grow dim or disappear
Kodagu : māyaN
Kodagu meaning : disappearance
Tulu : māyuni
Tulu meaning : to be extinguished, put out, evaporate as vapour or fumes, fall off of corn, etc., from being overripe
Tulu derivates : māya disappearance; māyaka, māyika vanishing, fleeting, passing away, disappearing; mājuni to wear away, become dim, be effaced, vanish; mājāvuni to hide, conceal, erase, wipe out, efface; māŋguni to disappear, vanish
Proto-Nilgiri : *mānǯ-
Number in DED : 4814

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