Entry anabavy (anaka, vavy)
Part of speech noun
Malagasy definition ny vehivavy izay iray tam-po amin' ny lehilahy. Tsy mba mandray ny tovona "mi" sy "mpi" toy ny anadahy/rahalahy/rahavavy izy. Ny hoe anabavy/anadahy/rahalahy/rahavavy amin' ny Malagasy dia tsy mba voafetra ho ny mpiray tam-po ihany. [Ravelojaona 1937]
 Vehivavy iray tampo amin' ny lehilahy iray: Namangy anay Ralay sy ny anabaviny ~ Rasoa no anaran' ny anabavin-dRabia [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition A man's sister. Used of women when men are speaking. See rahalahy [Richardson 1885]
 the sister of a man [Hallanger 1973]
French definition soeur d'un frère [Rajemisa: Vakoka]
 la soeur d'un homme [Hallanger 1974]
Vocabulary 
Morphology 
anabavy
anabaviko
anabavinao
anabaviny
anabavintsika
anabavinay
anabavinareo
anabavin'
anabavin-
anabavim-
Analogues  anadahy ~ rahalahy ~ rahavavy
Examples 
1Anabavin'Andriambelo izy [Randriamamonjy: Tantara]
2Ataoko tenako fa vadiko, ho solon-dreny sy anabaviko. [Dox: Amina]
3Izay taranaky ny anabavy rehetra, Iahy sy vavy, izany no Zana-behivavy. [Ndemahasoa: Antakay]
4Olona osa kosa ny toy ireny, ka mandefona ivoho hoatra ny zanak' anabavy ratsy. [Rabemolaly: Fary]
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Updated on 2020/03/09