மெத்தை

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Tamil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From மெத்தெனல் (metteṉal). Cognate with Telugu మెత్త (metta), Kannada ಮೆತ್ತೆ (mette), Malayalam മെത്ത (metta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /met̪ːaɪ̯/, [mɛt̪ːəɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

மெத்தை (mettai)

  1. bed, cushion
    Synonym: படுக்கை (paṭukkai)
  2. quilt stuffed with cotton
    Synonym: பஞ்சணை (pañcaṇai)
  3. sleeping place
    Synonym: துயிலிடம் (tuyiliṭam)
  4. coat, jacket
    Synonym: சட்டை (caṭṭai)
  5. a hunting accessory, carried on the shoulder

References[edit]

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