Entry fantaka
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Tehina salasalany ny habeny, maranitra ny lohany iray izay atsatoka amin' ny tany mba hihazonana ny vody tenona, na hamatorana ny tady ifatoran' ny omby [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   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 definition   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 saingy izy marotsaka madinika kely toy ny bararata [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   a small bamboo used for hedges [Hallanger 1973]
French definition   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 definition   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 definition   herbe haute dont la tige est comme un roseau. Arundo madagascariensis, Kunth. [Abinal 1888]
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Scientific name   Arundo madagascariensis
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Entry Fantaka
Part of speech   name (anthroponym) [list]
English definition   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