யாழ்

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Tamil[edit]

A yazh.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-South-Dravidian. It seems related to எழு (eḻu, to emit sound), எழால் (eḻāl, musical notes of the yazh), எழுப்பு (eḻuppu, to call forth) and எழுவு (eḻuvu). Cognate with Malayalam ഏറില് (ēṟilŭ, music).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

யாழ் (yāḻ)

  1. yazh, a traditional Tamil musical instrument

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References[edit]

  • University of Madras (1924-1936) , “யாழ்”, in Tamil Lexicon, Madras [Chennai]: Diocesan Press.
  • Burrow, T.; Emeneau, M. B. (1984) A Dravidian etymological dictionary[1], 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 468.