Entry baba
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   [Bara, Sihanaka, Tanosy] ray, dada [Rakotosaona 1972]
   [Betsimisaraka] ray [Rakotosaona 1972]
   Ray, dada (teny efa tranainy, nefa mbola fampiasa ankehitriny any anindrantany: Baba sy nindry
Mitovy hevitra: aba ~ kaky
¶ Lehilahy efa antitra dia antitra, konka [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   father [Richardson 1885]
French definition   (vieux mot). Papa [Abinal 1888]
Vocabulary  
Synonyms   aba ~ ada ~ dada ~ ikaky ~ ray
Analogy   bababe ~ babahely

Entry baba
Part of speech   adjective
Malagasy definition   Tsara tarehy, kanto (tsy fampiasa raha tsy miaraka amin' ny mpisolo anarana fanao tovana ny: Babany izany raha tarehin' olona
¶ Tsy leo amin' ny zavatra ataony, manan-daza, manehoeho [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   an expression of surprise mingled with pleasure. Beautiful! capital! Famous! [Swa. Beba, root of verb with the same meaning.] [Richardson 1885]
French definition   Beau, magnifique, fameux [Abinal 1888]
Analogy   babaray ~ babareny

Entry baba
Part of speech   adjective
Malagasy definition   [Taisaka] miharihary [Rakotosaona 1972]

Entry baba
Part of speech   Unspecified
Malagasy definition   jereo babaka [Rajemisa 1985]
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2013/09/06