Entry aivo
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Teny iantsoana ny zanaka rehetra -- na firy na firy isany -- eo anelanelan' ny zokiny indrindra sy ny zandriny indrindra (lahiaivo, vaviaivo, Inaivo (zazalahy), Raivo (zazavavy) [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   [Root ivo?] Anything in the middle; the children of a family between the eldest and the youngest; when there are more than two, it is applied to the second eldest. Much used in forming names, as andrianaivo, inaivo, ranaivo, or naivo, names given to males; while raivo is the name given to females. [Richardson 1885]
French translation   tous ceux qui sont entre l'aîn [...] [full text in Rajemisa: Vakoka]
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Updated on 2009/02/23