Entry olaka
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   fiviliana, fisafelehana, fandehanana tsy [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
   tsy fanarahana lalana mahitsy [SLP: Voambolana]
English translation   winding, meandering; a circuitous manner of speaking; circumlocution, prevarication, ambiguity, studied ambiguity. Comp. olana [jav. And mal. Ulak, to whirl, to eddy.] [Richardson 1885]
French translation   détour [Abinal 1888, SLP: Voambolana]
French translation   sinuosité, zigzag, équivoque, circonlocution [Abinal 1888]
Derivations  
Synonyms   olakolaka

Entry olaka
Part of speech   noun
English translation   a provincial word for a door-post. See tolana [Provincial] [Richardson 1885]

Updated on 2015/05/31