The same expression is sometimes written by the Spaniards, Lilaila, and hila hilahaila.
El que trabaja, y madra, hila oro—He that labours and perseveres spins gold.
Latin, literally "little thing, shred, trifle." Related: Hilar.
hilum hi·lum (hī'ləm)
n. pl. hi·la (-lə)
A depression or slit-like opening through which nerves, ducts, or blood vessels enter and leave in an organ or a gland. Also called porta.