அட்டை

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Tamil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From அட்டு (aṭṭu). Cognate with Telugu అట్ట (aṭṭa), Kannada ಅಟ್ಟೆ (aṭṭe) and Malayalam അട്ട (aṭṭa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aʈːaɪ̯/, [ɐʈːɐɪ̯]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

அட்டை (aṭṭai) (plural அட்டைகள்)

  1. leech (Hirudo medicinalis)
  2. (colloquial) cardboard, book cover
  3. joist

References[edit]

  • University of Madras (1924–1936), “அட்டை”, in Tamil Lexicon, Madras [Chennai]: Diocesan Press