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 definition to know, to be able [Hallanger 1973]
French definition savoir, connaître; pouvoir, pouvoir faire, être capable, être compétent, fréquenter, savoir gouverner, savoir conduire [Abinal 1888]
 savoir faire, être capable [Hallanger 1974]
French definition savoir [SLP 1986]
Morphology 
mahay
nahay
hahay
mahaiza
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Entry mahay (hay)
Part of speech adjective
English definition 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]

2012/06/20