Entry fony
Part of speech conjunction [full list]
Malagasy definition Teny mpampiankina fehezan-kevitra, enti-milaza fotoana efa lasa ela, mitovy amin' ny hoe "nony", "tamin' ny": Fony nitsangantsangana tany Ambohidroa izahay nihaza voromailala. / Fony Rabe minisitry ny fambolena no nividiananay itỳ trano itỳ [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation when. It is always used of a past time: Fony fahavelony, when he lived [Richardson 1885]
 when (in the past); fony zaza aho: when I was a child [Hallanger 1973]
French translation du temps de, lorsque, quand. Fony fahavélony R...: du vivant de N... [Abinal 1888]
 quand (dans le passé); fony zaza aho: quand j'étais enfant [Hallanger 1974]
 du temps que, lorsque (passé); hatry [...] [full text in Rajaonarimanana 1995]
Analogues  nony ~ rehefa ~ raha

Entry fony
Part of speech noun
Malagasy definition  [Tanala] karazan-trondro an-dranomamy [Rakotosaona 1975]
 hazandrano toy ny marakely [Rajemisa 1985]
 [ fôny ] karazan-trondron-dranomamy [SLP 1986]
English translation  [Provincial] the name of a kind of fish [Richardson 1885]
French translation espèce de poisson [Abinal 1888]
  [Tankarana] (fôny) nom d'une espèce de poisson; voir marakely [David 1952 (takila F)]
 (fôny) espèce de poisson d'eau douce [SLP 1986]
Vocabulary 
Analogues  fonisily ~ fonivaza ~ fonivendrana
  marakely

Entry fony
Part of speech noun
Malagasy definition karazam-boromailala manga [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation a species of pigeon, belonging to a genus peculiar to Madagascar. Alectroenas madagascariensis, L. Same as foningo [Richardson 1885]
French translation pigeon bleu ( Columba madagascariensis, Boddaert) [Abinal 1888]
Vocabulary 
Scientific name Alectroenas madagascariensis, Columba madagascariensis
Synonyms foningo

Entry fony
Part of speech noun
English translation Adansonia [Schatz: Flora]
French translation  [Mahafaly, Sakalava] Adansonia fony (Malvaceae). Graines alimentaires, riches en huile et en protéines. Écorces à fibres ; moelle donnée comme fourrage aux boeufs en cas de sécheresse prolongée. [Boiteau 1997]
English translation Small to large deciduous trees (5-20 m) with cylindrical, bottle-shaped, or, rarely, tapering trunks, usually with a distinct constriction beneath the branches. Crown irregular, major branches most often horizontal becoming erect distally, rarely conical spines on upper surfaces of branches. Bark usually reddish brown and exfoliating...

Adansonia rubrostipa extends along the west coast of Madagascar from near Itampolo in the southwest to Soalala in the northwest. It mainly occurs in spiny forest and dry deciduous forest on well-drained calcareous soils and on karstic limestone...

Adansonia rubrostipa has edible fruits, seeds, and roots (Perrier de la Bâthie, 1952b, 1953), but there is no documentation of them being utilized extensively in Madagascar. In Toliara, A. rubrostipa fruits are sometimes sold in the market. They are collected by climbing the small trees, often with the aid of wooden pegs hammered into the trunks. In the vicinity of Morondava, the wood of fire-killed trees is used as thatching (in the same manner as A. grandidieri). A species of fungus, with an edible and much sought after fruiting body, is said to grow only on dead A. rubrostipa and A. grandidieri trunks (Cabanis et al., 1970; personal observation)...

In view of its extensive geographical distribution Adansonia rubrostipa is conservationally secure, although some populations, such as those 30 km north of Toliara, are threatened by forest destruction for charcoal extraction. In western deciduous forests close to Morondava, A. rubrostipa is the dominant tree species and provides an important resource for lemurs (nectar, gum, insects) and insects (sap, nectar, leaves, seeds, and pollen) and probably other animals as well... [http://www.buzau.com/baobab/fony.htm]

Vocabulary 
Scientific name Adansonia fony, Adansonia rubrostipa
Quotes 

Entry fony
Part of speech noun
English translation Adansonia [Schatz: Flora]
French translation  [Sakalava] Adansonia madagascariensis Baill. et Adansonia za Baill. (Malvaceae), espèces ainsi nommées surtout pour les exemplaires jeunes. Graines alimentaires, riches en huile et en protéines. Écorces à fibres ; moelle donnée comme fourrage aux boeufs en cas de sécheresse prolongée. [Boiteau 1997]
Vocabulary 
Scientific name Adansonia madagascariensis, Adansonia za

Entry fony (fo, -ny)
Part of speech noun fo and pronoun
English translation his heart, her heart, its heart, their hearts [3.1]
French translation son coeur, leur coeurs [3.1]
Examples 
1Nitepotepo aoka izany ny fony. [Rajaonarivelo: Bina]
2May hoatry ny nodoran'afo ny fony. [Rajohanesa: Kintana]

Entry ... fo ny ...
Part of speech Unspecified (several words)
Examples 
1Mazava fo ny Sakalava [Randriamiadanarivo: Sikajy]
2Mamin' ny fo ny faniriana tanteraka [Baiboly]

Updated on 2020/10/07