வாழை

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Tamil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Dravidian *wāẓ-a- (banana). Cognate with Malayalam വാഴ (vāḻa), Kannada ಬಾಳೆ (bāḷe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋaːɻaɪ̯/, [ʋɑːɻəɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

வாழை (vāḻai)

  1. Musa × paradisiaca, plantain, banana, banana tree

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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