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assagai

[as-uh-gahy] /ˈæs əˌgaɪ/
noun, plural assagais, verb (used with object), assagaied, assagaiing.
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assagai

/ˈæsəˌɡaɪ/
noun (pl) -gais
1.
a variant spelling of assegai

assegai

/ˈæsəˌɡaɪ/
noun (pl) -gais
1.
a southern African cornaceous tree, Curtisia faginea, the wood of which is used for making spears
2.
a sharp light spear, esp one made of this wood
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese azagaia, from Arabic az zaghāyah, from al the + zaghāyah assegai, from Berber
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