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 1986]
French definition couloir
¶ encoche, étranglement [SLP 1986]
  [Merina] Étranglement, traces que laissent les lianes sur les troncs autour desquels elles s'enroulent: hazo voadilana. [Boiteau 1997]
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Toponymy Place names having the word dilana (3): Ambinanidilana, Andilamavo, Andilana

2017/12/09