கொக்கு – Stork

கொக்கு – Stork. Strange as it may sound,  the word கொக்கு is also used for mango fruits. Natrinai 280 has both the mango and the stork for the word கொக்கு. The first word is for the mango tree and the second is for the bird.

கொக்கு might also have used for  cranes, and even herons.  Natrinai 100 has a description of a long bill – மாரிக் கொக்கின் கூர் அலகு அன்ன  குண்டு – meaning that the pond is as deep as a rainy seaon stork’s bill. Storks have longer bills than cranes.

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Akanānūru – 120, 290,  346

Kalithokai – 94

 Kurunthokai –  117, 122

Natrinai – 100, 230, 258, 280, 326

Nedunalvādai – 15

Pathitruppathu – 21

Puranānūru – 277, 342, 395, 398

 

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