assegai

noun as·se·gai \ ˈa-si-ˌgī \
variants: or assagai

Definition of assegai

:a slender hardwood spear or light javelin usually tipped with iron and used in southern Africa

Origin and Etymology of assegai

ultimately from Arabic al-zaghāya the assegai, from al- the + Berber zaghāya spear


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