Entry kanto
Part of speech   adjective
Malagasy definition   tena fatratra amin' ny hatsarana na ny tarehy, na ny bika, na ny fahaizana, na ny fahalalana (amin' ny zavatra tsara mandrakariva no ampiasana ity teny hoe kanto) [Ravelojaona: Firaketana]
   Tsara tarehy fatratra, be renty: Lahateny kanto. [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   well done, attractive [Hallanger 1973]
French definition   magnifique [Abinal 1888, Rajaonarimanana 1995]
   habile, étonnant, extraordinaire, surprenant [Abinal 1888]
   bien travaillé, admirable [Hallanger 1974]
   beau [Rajaonarimanana 1995, SLP: Voambolana]
   agréable, splendide [SLP: Voambolana]
Examples  
1Hono ry Iketaka ambony vavahady
inona no kanto maizina indrindra?
[Fox: Hainteny, number 97]
2Ny hantahantam-pihavanana: fifamalifaliana kanto! [Rahajarizafy: Filozofia, page 58]
3Mpanompo kanto izy, hoy ilay fitene-nana efa mahazatra. [Rabemolaly: Fary, page 220]
4Manindrahindra soa amin' ny vava miteny mahay miteny kanto. [Ndemahasoa: Antakay, page 95]
5Tanàna kely vao niorina, misy trano kanto sy voavoly voninkazo mahafinaritra no mahavariana ny masony. [Rakotonandrasana: Tantsaha, page 176]
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Updated on 2017/11/04