Entry be
Part of speech adjective
Malagasy definition  [Taimoro, Tanala] betsaka [Rakotosaona 1972]
  [Tanosy] Maro, betsaka, lehibe, ngeza [Rakotosaona 1972]
 Betsaka, maro, sesehena (alohan' ny anarana mandrakariva): Be trano itỳ tanàna itỳ
¶ Lehibe, ngeza, makadiry (aloha na aorian' ny anarana): Be kibo io rangahy io. He! izato kibo beny
¶ Lehibe, be vava (aorian' ny anarana): Harem-be ~ Fatiantoka be izany
¶ Lehibe, maro karazana, malaza (aorian' ny anarana): Fihinanam-be re izao! [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition 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 definition beaucoup, nombreux; gros, grand
¶ vieux [Hallanger 1974]
Derivations 
Morphology 
biaza
Compound words, titles, names 
Toponymy Place names having the word be (63)
Ambahibe
Ambalabe
Ambararatabe
Ambatobe
Ambinanibe
Amboahangibe
Amboanjobe
Ambohibe
Ambohibemasoandro
Ambondrombe
Andranobe
Andranovoribe
Androfiabe
Ankazobe
Ankijanibe
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 definition Singa mivaingana, fahefatra amin'ny firaketan'i Mendeleiev. [3.1]
English definition Beryllium. [3.1]
French definition Béryllium. [3.1]
Vocabulary 
Scientific name be|Be

2015/06/12