Sample Verbs and Classes

  • Sample verbs in their singular imperative form are given here with their classes.

  •      + Some of them have come to be used as auxiliary/middle verbs in modern Tamil.
         + Some of them may become familar when used in a sentence, especially in the past tense form.
  • Sample irregular verbs and doublets are also given.
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    Class 1a

    VerbMeaning
    aisoftly; gently
    azuweep
    uzutill (as in farming)
    eyshoot (an arrow)
    koypick (a flower)
    ceydo
    tozupray; worship
    peyrain
    vaiscold

    Class 1b

    VerbMeaning
    ALrule
    koLhave
    nILget long
    puraLtoss
    moLfetch (water)
    vekuLbe angry
    veruLbe scared

    Class 1c

    VerbMeaning
    kAlemit (rays)
    celgo
    muralbuzz (as bees)
    vel conquer

    Class 2

    VerbMeaning
    Igive; donate; endow
    ezuget up
    uTkArsit
    teribe clear/visible
    nakarmove over
    pAyleap; jump at
    pukazpraise
    vazioverflow
    vaLaibend

    Class 3

    VerbMeaning
    ATusway; dance
    irumucough
    Utublow (as a whistle)
    ERuclimb up
    citaRusplatter
    taTavucaress
    tirumputurn around
    tUnkusleep
    pATusing
    pEcuspeak; talk
    pENucherish
    viLaiyATuplay (a spor)

    Class 4

    VerbMeaning
    iTuput; place
    kUppiTucall; invite
    cAppiTueat
    cuTuburn; bake
    ceRudestroy
    toTutouch
    naTuplant
    puRappaTuget started
    peRubeget (child; wealth)
    pOTuput; lay down
    viTuleave; let go


    Class 5a

    VerbMeaning
    uNeat
    pUNwear
    mANprosper; thrive; flourish

    Class 5b

    VerbMeaning
    Anbe full; complete
    ensay; report
    kavinbe adorned
    tineat, nibble
    mAnresemble

    Class 5c

    VerbMeaning
    kELask, listen
    taLpush; fend
    naLbefriend; to be thick/dense
    vELwish for

    Class 5d

    VerbMeaning
    kallearn
    nUlspin
    vilsell

    Class 6

    VerbMeaning
    aTistrike
    aRaigrind (as, batter)
    avisteam cook
    kAprotect
    koTugive
    kOstring (flowers, beads); thread a needle
    toTustring (flowers, beads)
    pArlook, see, view
    piTigrab; catch
    pUblossom; flower
    paru/perubecome big/fat
    mocieat-up
    moyswarm (like bees)
    veRuhate

    Class 7

    VerbMeaning
    irube; is
    civabecome red
    tiRaopen (book; door; mind)
    naTawalk, happen
    mOsniff


    Irregular Verbs

    VerbMeaning
    Abe; become
    uruto take shape/form
    kANsee
    cAdie
    tAgive
    nilstand
    nobe hurt emotionally
    nObe hurt emotionally
    pOgo
    vesteam; be cooked soft
    vEsteam; be cooked soft

    Doublets (class 6)

    VerbMeaning
    kicukicuwhisper
    ciTuciTube grouchy
    tuTituTibe distressed
    paTapaTaget excited
    paLapaLashine
    muNumuNugrumble
    veTaveTashiver