Entry fahana
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Tohana eo ivelan' ny zavatra iray mba ha [...]
¶ Fifikirana amin' ny zavatra, fanankinana [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   that which is the sustinence or support of another. [Richardson 1885]
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Entry fahana
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   sakafo [Antesaka] [Rakotosaona 1972]
   Sakafo omem-bahiny
¶ Hanina, sakafo: Ataovy tsara fahana n [...]
¶ Anjara hanina: Ento ny fahan-kisoa ho [...]
¶ Ilay zavatra mampipoaka ny basy, ny tafo [...]
¶ Ny hery ananan' ny vimiaina mampandeha n [...]
¶ Ilay kofehy mifampiditra amin' ny tenan' [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   that without which nothing has any consistency
¶ nourishment, strength, ration, subsistence, complement
¶ that which has been made firm, complete, or solid
¶ a gun charge
¶ a present of food to strangers
¶ the weft in weaving [Richardson 1885]
   a gift of food, food [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   qu'on nourrit [Antesaka] [Deschamps 1936]
   cadeau en vivres; nourriture [Hallanger 1974]
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Entry faha-na
Part of speech   circumfix [Words with faha-na]

Updated on 2012/08/14