This Proto-Dravidian entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Dravidian edit

Etymology edit

Compound of *ēla (cardamom plant) +‎ *kāy (fruit). The first element was borrowed into Sanskrit एला (elā); compare Kashmiri ألہ (ạleh).

Noun edit


  1. (Tamil-Telugu) cardamom seed

Descendants edit