தேங்காய்

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Tamil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From தெங்கு (teṅku, coconut tree) +‎ காய் (kāy, fruit). Ultimately from Proto-Dravidian *tenkāy (coconut). Cognates with Malayalam തെങ്ങങ്കായി (teṅṅaṅkāyi), Kannada ತೆಙ್ಗಾಯ್ (teṅgāy), Telugu టెఙ్కాయ​ (ṭeṅkāya​).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t̪eːŋɡaːj/, [t̪eːŋɡɑːj]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

தேங்காய் (tēṅkāy)

  1. coconut
    Synonym: தெங்கம் (teṅkam)

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