Entry mahay (hay)
Part of speech   active verb
Malagasy definition   Nianatra ka mahafantatra tsara ny momba azy: Mahay marika ny zanako
¶ Mahalala: Mahay zavatra betsaka io Rangahy io
¶ Afaka mahavita: Tsy mahay ny ratsy Andriamanitra
¶ Mahatanty, mahalefitra: Tsy mahay mihafy ny tanora
¶ afaka mifampiraharaha, mifankahazo amy..,: Tsy mahay an' io Ramatoa io aho
¶ Afaka hifehy: Mahay ny ankohonany tsara Rabe. [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   to know, to be able [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   savoir, connaître; pouvoir, pouvoir faire, être capable, être compétent, fréquenter, savoir gouverner, savoir conduire [Abinal 1888]
   savoir faire, être capable [Hallanger 1974]
French translation   savoir [SLP: Voambolana]
Morphology  
mahay
nahay
hahay
mahaiza
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Entry mahay (hay)
Part of speech   adjective
English translation   able, clever, competent. It governs the accusative, and it is joined to verbs in the same way as the English can, denoting ability to do a thing. [Richardson 1885]
   able, clever [Hallanger 1973]

Updated on 2012/06/20