Saturday, June 09, 2007

ambigram: matahari.
Malay for 'sun'. Interestingly, the word 'matahari' is made up of two words: 'mata' which means 'eye' and 'hari' which means 'day'. Thus, a 'matahari' is the 'eye of day'.
Other languages too have this very fascinating way to describe an object: an example would be the English 'belly button' to describe the navel. Do you know of other words in other languages describing objects this way? Do share.

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