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Quintessential Indian dish from southern India 'Dosa' (दोसा) has its origin in #Tamil word tōcai = rice flat pancake, which has reached us via #Kannada. dōse, #Tulu dōsè, & #Malayalam dōśa. Interestingly this Dosa was also borrowed in Middle Indo-Aryan as dhosaka धोसक.
Surprisingly this avatar of Dosa i.e. Dhosak धोसक survives in Eastern India in the form of ḍhuskā ढुस्का (a popular rice-lentils dish of Jharkhand & Odisa). This was in area of language contact between North Dravidian (like Kurux) and Indo-Aryan languages.
Perhaps the word Dosa has its origin in Proto South Dravidian *dōc-ai.
Dhosaka has been attested in classical Sanskrit in MIA period (P. K. Gode, Indian Linguistics 16. 226-31).
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