kalarippayattu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Malayalam കളരിപ്പയറ്റ് (kaḷarippayaṟṟ)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɭəɾipːajətːɨ/

Noun[edit]

kalarippayattu (uncountable)

  1. An ancient Dravidian martial art from the Indian state of Kerala.
    • 2009 2009-03-13, Phoebe Eaton, “Liquid Assets”, New York Times:
      Like karate, for instance, which would appear to derive from the ancient Indian martial art kalarippayattu.