Entry aiay
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   [Betsimisaraka] anaran-gidro mpivoaka alina fa tsy mba mivoaka amin'ny antoandro [Rakotosaona 1972]
   Karazan-gidro mpivoaka alina, tsy fahita afa-tsy eto Madagasikara [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   the aye-aye, a singular nocturnal animal endemic in Madagascar, to capture which, the natives say, causes illness or death. Same as ahay (Betsim.), and haihay [Antsih.]. Supposed to receive its name from its peculiar cry. Cheiromys Madagascariensis. [Richardson 1885]
French definition   aye-aye [Rajemisa: Vakoka]
French definition   aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) [Mittermeier: Lemurs]
Vocabulary  
Scientific name   Daubentonia madagascariensis, Cheiromys madagascariensis
Other spellings  
Synonyms   aingitra
Tables and plates   The Lemurs

Updated on 2014/01/21