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Proto-South Dravidian : *veḷk-
Meaning : ashamed; afraid
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : veḷku (veḷki-)
Tamil meaning : to be ashamed, be coy, bashful, fear, shudder, be perplexed
Tamil derivates : veṭku (veṭki-) to be ashamed, be bashful, be afraid; veṭkam, vekkam shame, modesty, bashfulness, coyness; vaṭku (vaṭki-) to be ashamed, be shy, bashful; n. shame, shyness, modesty; viḷi (-v-, -nt-) to be overcome with shame; viḷivu shame
Malayalam : veḷkka
Malayalam meaning : to be ashamed, afraid
Malayalam derivates : vekkam shame
Kannada : beḷkar_
Kannada meaning : to become afraid, fear
Kannada derivates : (K2) beḷkane to turn pale through fear
Tulu : boḷcuni
Tulu meaning : to shy, start aside suddenly as an animal
Tulu derivates : boḷci, boḷcelụ shyness, starting aside, suddenly; boḷcāvuni to make shy; boḷaccelụ shying
Proto-Nilgiri : *ve(ḷ)k-
Notes : Tamil vaṭku and viḷi are unclear.
Number in DED : 5500

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