Entry fosa
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Biby mpihina-nofombiby hafa, mitovy habe amin' ny alika ary mitovy endrika amin' ny saka; manja mena ny volony ary mena ny masony; loza raha hiani-kazo; tsy mivoaka raha tsy amin' ny alina andripahany ny akoho amam-borona [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   "A small and graceful cat-like animal peculiar to Madagascar (both the genus and the family of which it is the sole member are confined to the island), formerly classed among the Viverridae, but now considered to form a distinct family between the cats and civets." It is a plantigrade animal and extremely ferocious. Cryptoprocta ferox, Benn. Probably the same as pintsala. Also the name of a species of civet, of a peculiar genus, D'Aubenton's fossane. Fossa d'Aubentonii, Gray. [Richardson 1885]
   a Malagasy carnivore something like a large mink [Hallanger 1973]
French definition   [Taisaka] cryptoprocta ferox, petit carnassier [Deschamps 1936]
   genette fossane [Rajemisa: Vakoka]
   carnivore malagasy, espèce de genette [Hallanger 1974]
French definition   fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox) [Tsimbazaza ]
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Scientific name   Cryptoprocta ferox
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Entry fosa
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Filazana kileman' olona tsy eo imasony, fanambarana ny toetran' ny hafa mba hanaratsiana azy [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   backbiting, calumniating, scandalizing. Comp. endrikendrika, manaratsy. [Richardson 1885]
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Entry fôsa
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   [Taisaka, Tanosy] volana fahadimy amin'ny taona [Rakotosaona 1972]
French definition   [ fosa ] [Taisaka] mois de mai [Deschamps 1936]
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Updated on 2012/11/17