Entry hainteny (hay, teny)
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Teny an' ohatra voaravaka ohabolana, mam [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
   lahabolana mirindra,feno ohatrohatra enti-mampita hevitra amin' ny fomba miolaka, ifamaliana ka ny tanora lahy sy vavy mifamboraka fitiavana no tena manao azy; ampisaina hampitana anatra amam-pitsipi-pitondran-tena ihany koa [Akademia 2005]
English translation   [ hain-teny ] A proverb, a figure of speech; a repartee, an adage. See ohabolana [Richardson 1885]
   [ hain-teny ] a short discourse in traditional form; words of wisdom [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   [ hain-teny ] proverbe [Abinal 1888]
   [ hain-teny ] expression figurée; bref discours dans le style traditionnel [Hallanger 1974]
   (une) poésie traditionnelle; (l') art d [...] [full text in Deverchin: Dictionnaire]
   réparties amoureuses (genre poétique t [...] [full text in Rajaonarimanana 1995]
Italian translation   proverbio [Profita 1969]
Examples   Tsy izany ihany koa, fa amin' izany fiovaovsna izany dia misy ohabolana sy hainteny tsy dia manana fitohizana akory amin' ny teny mialoha sy manaraka azy. [Randzavola: Baiboly, page 709]
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Compound words, titles, names  

Entry Hainteny
Part of speech   name (book or play title)
Subtitle   the Traditional Poetry of Madagascar.
Author   Fox Leonard, 1990
Publisher   Bucknell University Press (1990)
Dimensions   Width: 6.5in. Height: 9.5in. Pages: 464.
Description   Most complete collection of 457 hainteny, with Malagasy text, along with English translation and commentary by Leonard Fox.
Tables and plates   All the titles

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