Entry fantaka
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Tehina salasalany ny habeny, maranitra n [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   a small stake for tying cords on, a peg, a pin; usually applied to the four stakes to which the warp frame is tied in weaving. [Richardson 1885]
French translation   jalon, fiche, pieu d'alignement, les quatre pieux qui servent à raidir la chaîne lorsqu' on lisse [Abinal 1888]
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Entry fantaka
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Zavamaniry fianakavian' ny volotsangana [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   a small bamboo used for hedges [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   petit bambou ou roseau utilisé pour les haies [Hallanger 1974]
Examples   Tsontsorifako vero
folapolahiko fantaka
vazo tsy tianao va aho
no fohazinao mangoam-bodilanitra?
[Fox: Hainteny, number 246]
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Entry fantaka
Part of speech   noun
English translation   a tall grass formerly used in the ceremony of circumcision. It is now used in making fishing nets, or rather baskets, called vovo and tandroho. Arundo madagascariensis, Kunth. [Richardson 1885]
French translation   herbe haute dont la tige est comme un roseau. Arundo madagascariensis, Kunth. [Abinal 1888]
Scientific name   Arundo madagascariensis
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Entry Fantaka
Part of speech   name (anthroponym) [list]
English translation   the name of one of the chief idols formerly worshipped in Imerina. [Richardson 1885]
Examples  
1Zokin-tsampy i Fantaka. [Callet: Tantara, page 587]
2Fady ny Rafantaka: ny fantàka tsy ataina ; ny halana tsy aiditra ao an-trano raha mantsàka fa avela eo alatrano; ny hanina antokoana tsy todirana (tsy andramana eo an- tokoana fa entanina any ambany vao hanina); ny anantarika ; ny anamafaitra ; ny anandrambo. [Callet: Tantara, page 201]
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Tables and plates   The ancient idols

Updated on 2014/11/09