- a slender spear or javelin with an iron tip, used in S Africa
- a tree (Curtisia faginea) of the dogwood family, whose hard wood is used to make such spears
Origin: Port azagaia < colloquial Ar az-zaghāya < az, for al, the + Berber zaghāyah, spear, prob. < Berber (cf. Tuareg (a)zegiz, long-armed dagger)
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- A light spear or lance, especially one with a short shaft and long blade for close combat, used by Bantu peoples of southern Africa.
- A southern African tree (Curtisia dentata) having wood used for making spears or lances.
Origin: Obsolete French azagaie, probably from Old Spanish azagayah, from Arabic az-zaġāya : al-, the + Berber zaġāya, spear.