மட்டு

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Tamil[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Telugu మట్టి (maṭṭi), Kannada ಮಟ್ಟ (maṭṭa) (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maʈːu/, [mʌʈːɯ]

Noun[edit]

மட்டு (maṭṭu)

  1. measure, quantity, standard, degree? size, proportion, amount
  2. limit, extent, boundary, scope, range
  3. estimate, conjecture
  4. moderateness, tolerableness

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Sanskrit मद्य (madya) or Sanskrit मधु (madhu).

Noun[edit]

மட்டு (maṭṭu)

  1. honey
  2. toddy, fermented liquor
  3. jar
  4. aroma, scent

References[edit]

University of Madras (1924-1936) , “மட்டு”, in Tamil Lexicon, Madras [Chennai]: Diocesan Press.