மடல்

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Tamil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Tulu ಮಡಲ್ (maḍal), Kannada ಮಟ್ಟೆ (maṭṭe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maɖal/, [mɐɖɐl]

Noun[edit]

மடல் (maṭal)

  1. (botany) flat leaf of palm, plantain and screwpine
  2. jagged stem of a palmyra branch
    Synonym: பனங்கருக்கு (paṉaṅkarukku)
  3. a horse made of palmyra stems on which a thwarted lover mounts to proclaim his grief and win his love
  4. flower petal
    Synonym: பூவிதழ் (pūvitaḻ)
  5. branch
    Synonym: கிளை (kiḷai)
  6. eyelid
    Synonym: கண்ணிமை (kaṇṇimai)
  7. receptacle for sacred ashes and sandal
  8. sheath (as of I dian corn, plantain flower etc.)
  9. external border or tip of the ear
  10. shoulder-blade
    Synonym: தோண்மேலிடம் (tōṇmēliṭam)
  11. hand
    Synonym: கை (kai)
  12. standing-pole of a well-sweep
    Synonym: ஏற்றக்கழி (ēṟṟakkaḻi)
  13. branch channel
    Synonym: சிறுவாய்க்கால் (ciṟuvāykkāl)

References[edit]

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