Entry bila
Part of speech   adjective
Malagasy definition   [Taisaka] mitsivalana [Rakotosaona 1972]
   [Bara] tsy mahitsy [Rakotosaona 1972]
   [Betsileo] Tandrok' omby hafahafa fa ny ilany mahitsy mila hiondrika, ny ilany kosa miolaka [Rajemisa 1985]
   Tsy mahitsy fa mivilana: Bila ny tongotr' itỳ latabatra itỳ fa ahitsio
Mitovy hevitra: bilabila ~ bilaka ~ bingo ~ vila ~ vilaka ~ vilana [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   crooked, crooked-horned. Said of cattle whose horns do not correspond in position or direction. [Richardson 1885]
French definition   [Taisaka] de travers [Deschamps 1936]
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Analogy   Shapes of cattle horns
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Entry bila
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Aretina tsy fanta-pototra loatra, noheverin' ny sasany ho aretin-tsaina amam-panahy; ny sasany kosa nihevitra azy ho fanindrian-javatra na ny ambiroan' ny maty: toa manavinavy no fiandohan' ny aretina, dia marary andoha, dia fanina dia mena ny maso, ary dia tonga verivery ny sain' ilay marary ary mihoalahoala sy mienjika izy ka amin' izay dia toa mahavita zavatra tsy vitan' olona tsotra, toy ny mandihy miloloha siny feno rano nefa tsy raraka ny rano... Ny fitsaboana ny bila dia itehafana, miaraka amin' ny vely vy sy ampongatapaka... Nanana anarana samy hafa saika isampoko ny bilo: ramanenjana na soratra (imerina), salamanga (betsileo), tromba (sakalava, tsimihety) [Rajemisa 1985]
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Updated on 2017/05/04