assagai

assagai

[as-uh-gahy]
noun, plural assagais, verb (used with object), assagaied, assagaiing.
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assagai (ˈæsəˌɡaɪ)
 
n , pl -gais
a variant spelling of assegai

assegai or assagai (ˈæsəˌɡaɪ)
 
n , 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
 
[C17: from Portuguese azagaia, from Arabic az zaghāyah, from al the + zaghāyah assegai, from Berber]
 
assagai or assagai
 
n
 
[C17: from Portuguese azagaia, from Arabic az zaghāyah, from al the + zaghāyah assegai, from Berber]

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