Image:Askari%2C_South_Africa_1943.jpg|thumb|right|A guard with assegai in South Africa, 1943.
assagaie, assagay, assegay, azagaia, hassagay, hassaguay, zagaie, zagaye (obsolete)
From French azagaie (now zagaie) or Portuguese azagaia, Spanish azagaya, from colloquial Arabic Ø²ÙØ§ÙØ© + Ø§Ù, from Berber zaÄ¡Äya âspearâ.
- A slim hardwood spear or javelin with an iron tip, especially those used by Bantu peoples of Southern Africa.
#:*1922: A birdchief, bluestreaked and feathered in war panoply with his assegai, striding through a crackling canebrake over beechmast and acorns. (Joyce, Ulysses)
- The tree species Curtisia dentata, because its wood is traditionally used to made assegais.
Arabic: Ø²ÙØ§ÙØ© + Ø§Ù (az-zaghÄya)
Dutch: assagaai or assegaai f or m
Portuguese: azagaia f
Spanish: azagaya f
- To spear with an assegai.