Entry ala loza (ala)
Part of speech   expression
Malagasy definition   fombafomba atao amin' ireo mivady mpihavana mba hisorohana ny loza mety hahazo azy [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   The name of certain ceremonies performed after expurgation by the tangena ordeal; the beef or money first received by a person after such expurgation; first communication with the other sex after the decease of husband or wife. [Richardson 1885]

Updated on 2009/11/07