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 *kay +‎ *Vl.

Noun edit


  1. fish

Descendants edit

  • Tamil: கயல் (kayal)
  • Malayalam: കയൽ (kayal)
  • Telugu: కెక్క (kekka)

References edit

  1. ^ Krishnamurti, Bhadriraju (2003) The Dravidian Languages (Cambridge Language Surveys), Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 13.