for, therefore, because, that. Tandremo, fa masiaka ny omby: take care, for the ox is fierce. Be, fa mangidy: much but bitter. Milaza fa handeha izy: he says that he will go. [Richardson 1885]
for, therefore, because [Hallanger 1973]
rather, than; on account of; because. It is also used in the comparison of adjectives, as a sign of the comparative degree, and is sometimes preceded by kokoa. [Richardson 1885]
on account of, because of; more than, rather than [Hallanger 1973]
because [Hallanger 1973]