Entry be
Part of speech   adjective
Malagasy definition   betsaka [Antemoro, Tanala] [Rakotosaona 1972]
   Maro, betsaka, lehibe, ngeza [Tanosy] [Rakotosaona 1972]
   Betsaka, maro, sesehena (alohan' ny anar [...]
¶ Lehibe, ngeza, makadiry (aloha na aorian [...]
¶ Lehibe, be vava (aorian' ny anarana): [...]
¶ Lehibe, maro karazana, malaza (aorian' n [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   Much, many, numerous, large, great, loud. See betsaka, lehibe. This word is extensively used in compound words, especially before nouns, as bevava, besofina, great-mouthed, large-eared, etc; before other words for names of tribes, as Betsileo, etc; and after other nouns, as raibe, great grandfather, sinibe, a big water-pot, etc. It governs the accusative case, as: any aminay no be azy (There are many of them with us). [Mal. Besar, Jav. Rabe.] [Richardson 1885]
   much, many, great
¶ old [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   beaucoup, nombreux; gros, grand
¶ vieux [Hallanger 1974]
Derivations  
Morphology  
biaza
Compound words, titles, names  
Toponymy   Place names having the word be (62)
Ambahibe
Ambalabe
Ambararatabe
Ambatobe
Ambinanibe
Amboahangibe
Amboanjobe
Ambohibe
Ambohibemasoandro
Ambondrombe
Andranobe
Andranovoribe
Androfiabe
Ankazobe
Ankilibe
  Antsirabe
Beadabo
Beakanga
Beamalona
Beambiaty
Befarafara
Befelatanana
Behenjy
Bekatra
Bekily
Belambo
Bemamba
Bemanevika
Bemavo
Bemena
  Bemoka
Beomby
Berano
Berofia
Beronono
Besalampy
Betafo
Betainomby
Betantely
Betanty
Bevato
Bevoay
Hanimbe
Ivohibe
Longozabe
  Madirobe
Mahabe
Mahatsinjobe
Nosibe
Nosy Be
Nosy Mangabe
Ranobe
Rantabe
Riambe
Sadabe
Sahabe
Tambohobe
Tanambe
Tanetibe
Vatobe
  Vinanibe
Volobe
Analogy   betsaka ~ lehibe ~ makadiry ~ maro ~ ngeza

Entry be
Part of speech   active verb
English definition   (to be) misy [Richardson 1885, Hallanger 1969]

Entry Be
Part of speech   noun (symbol)
Malagasy translation   Singa mivaingana, fahefatra amin'ny firaketan'i Mendeleiev. [3.1]
English translation   Beryllium. [3.1]
French translation   Béryllium. [3.1]
Vocabulary  

Updated on 2015/06/12