Entry dilana
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Lempona na keoka eo afovoany; faritra kely na manify noho ny eo akaikiny mifampitohy aminy [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   the slender and middle part of any long thing, as a chandelier, a cup, a defile in a mountain, a gorge, or a forest; small in the middle [Richardson 1885]
Malagasy definition   lempona lalina sady ety anelanelan'ny havoana roa [SLP: Voambolana]
French definition   couloir
¶ encoche, étranglement [SLP: Voambolana]
   [Merina] Étranglement, traces que laissent les lianes sur les troncs autour desquels elles s'enroulent: hazo voadilana. [Boiteau: Végétaux]
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Toponymy   Place names having the word dilana (3): Ambinanidilana, Andilamavo, Andilana