Mettu, Meṭṭu: 2 definitions


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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Meṭṭu (ಮೆಟ್ಟು):—

1) [verb] to walk on foot.

2) [verb] to place the foot on; to step on.

3) [verb] to wear foot-coverings as shoes, boots, slippers, etc.

4) [verb] to set in something into; to inlay.

5) [verb] to implant a plant as in transplanting.

6) [verb] (animals) to have sexual intercouse.

7) [verb] to press hard on the floor or an hard object.

8) [verb] (an evil spirit) to possess (a person).

9) [verb] to be written.

10) [verb] to put the steps rhythmically (in dancing).

11) [verb] to charm; to fascinate; to bring (another) under spell.

12) [verb] to destroy, ruin completely.

13) [verb] ಮೆಟ್ಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [mettikollu] meṭṭikoḷḷu (an evil spirit) to take a person under control; to possess; ಮೆಟ್ಟಿನಿಲ್ಲು [mettinillu] meṭṭi nillu to overcome; to stand above others (in merit); ಮೆಟ್ಟಿ ಬೀಳು [metti bilu] meṭṭi bīḷu to feel amazement; to wonder; to be wonder-stuck; ಮೆಟ್ಟಿಕ್ಕು [mettikku] meṭṭikku to ruin, eradicate completely.

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Meṭṭu (ಮೆಟ್ಟು):—

1) [noun] the act of treading, stepping or walking on.

2) [noun] any of various foot coverings, as shoes, boots, slippers, etc.

3) [noun] the length of one’s foot (as a unit of linear measure).

4) [noun] the manner or mode of placing steps rhythmically in dancing.

5) [noun] a flight of steps.

6) [noun] a place or region.

7) [noun] the trodden path; a way.

8) [noun] an ornamental (silver) ring worn by women on their toe.

9) [noun] a piece of furniture having three or four legs, without back or arms, stand on while winnowing grain on the thresh-floor.

10) [noun] the fret of a vīṇe, a stringed musical instrument.

11) [noun] (dance.) a particular kind of rythmic and measured movement of hands, legs, and head.

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Mettu (ಮೆತ್ತು):—

1) [verb] to cover or coat with soft, adhesive matter, as plaster or mud; to daub.

2) [verb] to fill (a space) beyond normal capacity by pressing or squeezing; to cram.

3) [verb] to stick to; to adhere to; to cling to.

4) [verb] to construct; to build.

5) [verb] (an arrow, dagger, sword, etc.) to pass through; to go into to pierce.

6) [verb] to enclose; to envelop; to surround.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Meṭṭu (மெட்டு) [meṭṭutal] 5 transitive verb cf. நெட்டு-. [nettu-.] [K. meṭṭu.] To spurn or push with the foot; காலால் தாக்குதல். நிகளத்தை மெட்டி மெட்டிப் பொடிபடுத்தி [kalal thakkuthal. nigalathai metti mettip podipaduthi] (பழனிப்பிள்ளைத்தமிழ் [pazhanippillaithamizh] 12).

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Meṭṭu (மெட்டு) noun

1. [Telugu: meṭṭa, K. meṭṭu.] Mound; மேடு. (திவா.) [medu. (thiva.)]

2. Section of earth left in the centre of an excavation as a measure of its depth; வெட்டும் பள்ளத்தின் நடுவில் வெட் டளவின் உயரத்தைக் காட்டவிடும் மண்திட்டு. [vettum pallathin naduvil ved dalavin uyarathaig kattavidum manthittu.] Local usage

3. Bridge of a fiddle; பிடிலில் வைக்கும் மிதப்புக் கட்டை. [pidilil vaikkum mithappug kattai.]

4. Wood or jungle which surrounds a village; ஊர்சூழ்காடு. [ursuzhkadu.] (W.)

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Meṭṭu (மெட்டு) noun [Telugu: meṭṭe, K. meṭṭu.] See மெட்டி. மெட்டினைப் பதத்தி லிட்டு [metti. mettinaip pathathi littu] (தனிப்பாடற்றிரட்டு [thanippadarrirattu] ii, 29, 68).

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Meṭṭu (மெட்டு) noun

1. [Telugu: meṭṭu.] Place where custom is paid, custom-house; ஆயத் துறை. [ayath thurai.] (W.)

2. Obstacle; obstruction; தடை. உள்ளே வரவொட்டாமல் மெட்டுவைத்துவிட்டான். [thadai. ulle varavottamal mettuvaithuvittan.] Tinnevelly usage

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Meṭṭu (மெட்டு) noun perhaps from மட்டு¹. [mattu¹.] [Telugu: meṭsṭsu.]

1. Honour; கௌரவம். மெட்டுக்கடக்க வெருட்டிடும் [kauravam. mettukkadakka veruttidum] (விறலிவிடுதூது [viralividuthuthu] 860).

2. Fashion, style; இரீதி. [irithi.] Local usage

3. (Music) Tune of a song; rhythm; பாட்டின் இராகப்போக்கு. இது இந்துஸ்தானி மெட்டு. [pattin iragappokku. ithu inthusthani mettu.]

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Mettu (மெத்து) [mettutal] 5 verb [Telugu: K. mettu, M. mettuga.] intransitive

1. To abound, increase; மிகுதல். மெத்துபேரொளியாய் [miguthal. methuperoliyay] (சேதுபுராணம் தோத். [sethupuranam thoth.] 66).

2. To be filled; நிரம்புதல். மேவிய வடுவு மெத்தல் [nirambuthal. meviya vaduvu methal] (திருவாலவாயுடையார் திருவிளையாடற் [thiruvalavayudaiyar thiruvilaiyadar] 1, 5). — transitive

1. To fill; நிரப்புதல். மனக்குறை மெத்தவுள்ளுபு [nirapputhal. manakkurai methavullupu] (தணிகைப்புராணம் வீராட். [thanigaippuranam virad.] 35).

2. To pad, pack; to plaster; அப்புதல். இறைச்சி மெத்தி [apputhal. iraichi methi] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 1577).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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