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Proto-South Dravidian : *vaj-
Meaning : desire
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : vayam
Tamil meaning : desire
Tamil derivates : vayā̆vu, vayā desire, great desire, love, affection, morbid longings of pregnant women; vayāvu (vayāvi-) to desire
Kannada : bayake, bay(i)ke, bavake
Kannada meaning : longing, wish, desire, hope; desired object
Kannada derivates : bagasu, bayasu, bayisu, bavasu to desire, wish, long for; bayasuvike desiring, etc.; bākuḷi excessive desire; an inordinately desirous, covetous person
Kodagu : bay- (bayp-, bayc-)
Kodagu meaning : (stomach) hungers
Tulu : bayakuni, bayasuni
Tulu meaning : to long for, desire eagerly
Tulu derivates : bayakè desire, esp. the longing occasioned by pregnancy; bagāsuni to desire; bajāṇyuni to long, wish, be greedy
Number in DED : 5257

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