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 Cheiromys madagascariensis, Daubentonia madagascariensis
Other spellings 
Synonyms aingitra
Tables and plates The Lemurs

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