Entry olaka
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   fiviliana, fisafelehana, fandehanana tsy manaraka ny mahitsy [Rajemisa 1985]
   tsy fanarahana lalana mahitsy [SLP: Voambolana]
English definition   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 definition   détour [Abinal 1888, SLP: Voambolana]
French definition   sinuosité, zigzag, équivoque, circonlocution [Abinal 1888]
Derivations  
Synonyms   olakolaka

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

Updated on 2015/05/31