Entry fosa
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Biby mpihina-nofombiby hafa, mitovy habe [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   "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 translation   cryptoprocta ferox, petit carnassier [Antesaka] [Deschamps 1936]
   genette fossane [Rajemisa: Vakoka]
   carnivore malagasy, espèce de genette [Hallanger 1974]
French translation   fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox) [Tsimbazaza ]
Scientific name   Cryptoprocta ferox
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Entry fosa
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Filazana kileman' olona tsy eo imasony, [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   backbiting, calumniating, scandalizing. Comp. endrikendrika, manaratsy. [Richardson 1885]
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Entry fôsa
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   volana fahadimy amin'ny taona [Antesaka, Tanosy] [Rakotosaona 1972]
French translation   [ fosa ] mois de mai [Antesaka] [Deschamps 1936]
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Updated on 2012/11/17