Entry kily
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   [Bara, Tanosy] madiro [Rakotosaona 1972]
   (Tamarindus Indica, Latina) atao hoe koa madilo na madiro na voamatony, na lamoty, ataon'ny Vazaha koa "prunier malgache". ( continued) [Ravelojaona: Firaketana]
   hazo lehibe sady be ravina misandrahaka, fahita amin'ny tapany atsimo sy andrefana, manome ny voa atao hoe voamadilo. [Rajemisa 1985]
   hazo manome ny voamadilo ary mety maharitra zato taona. [SLP: Voambolana]
English definition   the tamarind tree. The Sakalava use a decoction or infusion of the leaves as a vermifuge and also for stomach disorders. They also obtain from the tree a black dye for silk. They think that the tree affords a dwelling-place for evil spirits, to propitiate which it is occasionally smeared with the blood of oxen. The fruit they use in the manufacture of rum, and the seed in working the sikidy, called by them sikily, probably from this kily. Tamarindus indica (Latin). Same as madilo and madiro. [Richardson 1885]
   the tamarind tree; also called madiro. [Hallanger 1973]
French definition   [Tankarana] tamarinier. ( madiro). [David 1952 (takila K)]
   le tamarinier; son fruit; on dit aussi madiro. [Hallanger 1974]
   tamarinier (Tamarindus indica) (s [...] voamadilo) [full text in Rajaonarimanana 1995]
French definition   tamarinier [SLP: Voambolana]
   tamarinier. Cet arbre originaire d'Afrique peut atteindre vingt-cinq mètres de haut. Ses fruits laxatifs servent à la préparation de confitures et de boissons. Les lémuriens se régalent de ses gousses ( voamadilo). Arbre sacré, c'est un des lieux de communication avec le surnaturel. [Rajaobelina: Malgache]
   Tamarinde; Tamarindebaum [Bergenholtz 1991]
Vocabulary  
Scientific name   Tamarindus indica
Synonyms   lamoty ~ madilo ~ madiro ~ voamatony
Quotes  
Toponymy   Place names having the word kily (34)
Ambahikily
Ankiliabo
Ankiliabokely
Ankiliambany
Ankiliarivo
Ankilibe
Ankilibory
Ankilidonga
  Ankilifaly
Ankilifito
Ankilifolo
Ankililahy
Ankililoaka
Ankilimahitsy
Ankilimalinika
Ankilimanjaka
  Ankilimaro
Ankilimena
Ankilimiangy
Ankilimionga
Ankilimivony
Ankilimivory
Ankiliroa
Ankilitelo
  Ankilivalo
Ankilivalokely
Ankilivelomy
Ankilizato
Ankily
Bekily
Kiliarivo
Kilimivory
  Kilivalo
kily
   kily
Illustrations  

2017/03/10