Irula edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Dravidian *puẓu. Cognate with Tamil புழு (puḻu).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

புகு (puku)

  1. worm (dialectal, Vattekada Irula)
    Synonym: பூ ()

References edit

  • Gerard F. Diffloth (1968) The Irula Language, a close relative to Tamil[1], University of California, Los Angeles, page 16

Tamil edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pʊɡʊ/, [pʊɡɯ]

Etymology 1 edit

Verb edit

புகு (puku)

  1. (transitive) to reach, attain, enter
    Synonym: அடை (aṭai)
  2. to make a beginning, commence
    Synonym: தொடங்கு (toṭaṅku)
  3. (intransitive) to go, proceed
    Synonym: செல் (cel)
  4. to begin
    Synonym: தொடங்கு (toṭaṅku)
  5. to come to a mean or abject condition
  6. to enter upon (as a particular age or stage of life)
  7. to mount on, ride
    Synonym: ஏறு (ēṟu)
  8. to happen, come to pass
    Synonym: நிகழ் (nikaḻ)
  9. to undergo
    Synonym: உட்படு (uṭpaṭu)
  10. to be caught
    Synonym: அகப்படு (akappaṭu)
Conjugation edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Causative of புகுது (pukutu).

Verb edit

புகு (puku)

  1. to cause to enter
    Synonym: போகவிடு (pōkaviṭu)
  2. to insert, put in
    Synonym: உட்செலுத்து (uṭceluttu)
Conjugation edit

References edit