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In Kannada,
Adi = foot
Kolu = stick.
Foot-stick = Ruler, scale.

However,
Adi (also) = under
Adikolu = under-stick.

When geometry teachers use this term, it always elicits sniggers from eighth standard kids.

Usage

Sharada Teacher: "Ramesha, Adikolu unta?" (You have an adikolu?)
Ramesha (After checking his geometry box): Illa, miss. (Don't have, miss.)
Umesha: Ilva? (To the entire class) Rameshanhathra adikolu illante! (You don't have?! (To the entire class) Ramesha doesn't have an under-stick!)
Added 2011-10-27 by TNagarTornado

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

School and College