List of Hiligaynon words starting with the letter A - Page 1


A suffix of verbs that have a passive in-on. This suffix occurs in the following tenses:

1.) The passive impersonal imperative. Buháta iní. Do this. (búhat, buháton). Higugmaá kag tahúra (-úda) ang ímo ginikánan. Love and respect your parents, (higúgma, higugmaón; táhud, tahúron, tahúdon).

2.) The passive negative past. Walâ níya pagbuháta iní. He did not do this. Walâ ni la pagtumána ang íla katungdánan. They have not fulfilled their duties, (túman, tumánon).

3.) The passive negative present. Sa karón walâ na níya pagaúmha iníng bánglid. He now no longer tills this slope, (umá, úmhon). Tungúd sang kadamuón sang íla mga páhò, walâ na níla pagaisípa, kóndì ginosokób na lang sa pasungán. Owing to the great quantity of their mangoes they no longer count them, but measure them by the bushel. (ísip, isípon). Ngáa man nga walâ mo pagapatindogá ang halígi? Why are you not setting up the post? (pa, tíndog, tindogón).


Ah, Oh, Well, Why. A, amó gid inâ. Ah, that is it, certainly. A, ikáw galî ang nagabút. Oh, it is you, that have come. A, bayái (pabayái) lang ang mga bátà dirâ. Well, leave the children there alone. A, pagkaláut sang ákon kapaláran! Oh, how unfortunate I am! A, indì ka magsapák sinâ. Why, don't take any notice of it. (see ah).


The letter A in Visayan is pronounced as in Spanish, except when it has a cut short, abrupt sound, which can be learned only by hearing, e. g. bátà-child.

An exclamation of sorrow, anguish or the like. A-a, kon amó inâ ang pangabúhî, maáyo na lang nga mamatáy akó! Ah, if life is such, it would be better for me to die! A-a, ano na man iní! Maanó na lang akó! Alas, what does this mean! What shall I do now!

Pooh! Whew! Foh! Faugh! Now then! Fie! An expression employed to prevent others from touching things they should not. A-â inâ! Don't touch that. Keep off. Pooh, it's filthy! Now then, keep away from that.

To eat or bite off a piece: to undermine and carry off, wash away (of water). Ab-abá lang ang tinápay kag ang mabilin nga inab-abán ihátag mo sa ímo mánghud. Just bite off a piece of bread, and give the remainder to your younger brother (sister). May katalágman nga ab-abón sang subâ ang pángpang. There is danger that the river will undermine and carry off its banks. Indì mo pag-ipaáb-ab[*] ang kárne sa idô. Do not let the dog snap at the meat. (see áp-ap, kábkab, kádkad, ríbrib).

(B) Oh! Ah! Really? Truly? Is it so, indeed? Abâ, matúod iní? Ah, is it really true? Can it be so? Nabáton ko ang isá ka makalilípay nga balítà-Abâ? I have received some joyful news.-Have you, really? (see abá, abáw).

(B) The back, shoulder-blades, scapula; the breast of a bird, especially of a fowl; to carry on the back, put on the back. Ibutáng mo iníng bayóong sa abá sang karabáw. Put this bag on the buffalo's back. Toktoká ang abá sang manók. Chop up the breast of the chicken. Ginpaabá akó níya sa pagtabók sa subâ. He carried me on his back across the river. Paábhan mo siá. Get hold of his back. Grasp him behind by the shoulders. (see likód, talúdtud, dúghan, pétso, tíbong, patíbong).

Ah! Oh! Alas! Abá, ang íya sinâ nga katahúm! Oh, the beauty of it! Abá, kanógon gid inâ! Alas, what a pity! (see abáw).

Ah! Oh! Alas! Indeed! (see abá, abâ, abáw).

(Sp. abad) Abbot, superior of an abbey.

(Sp. abadesa) Abbess, superioress of an abbey.

The shoulder; to shoulder, carry on the shoulder. Dálha lang iní sa abága mo or abagáha lang ini. Carry this on your shoulder. Malápad ang íya abága or malápad siá sing abága. He has broad shoulders, (see pangabága).

One with strong or broad shoulders, broad-shouldered, (see abága).

To follow in quick succession. Nagaábak gid lang ang ulán. The rain pours down at short intervals, one shower or squall following another in quick succession, (see abákabák which is more in use).

Dim. and Freq. of ábak, To follow in succession one thing close upon other, chase each other, come one behind the other. Abáw, nagaalabák-abák gid lámang ang mga nagasalákà. Why, visitors are coming up one behind the other (in great numbers). Nagaabák-abák gid karón ang íla mga kalisúd. At present their difficulties are following one upon another or their troubles overtake one another, (see abútabút).

(Sp. abaca) The hemp-plant; hemp-fibre; hempen, made of hemp. Panápton nga abaká, kalát nga abaká, etc. Hemp-cloth, hemp-rope, etc. (see lánot).

One who has plenty of-, is rich in-, hemp; containing hemp-plants, suitable for a hemp-plantation. Bakólod nga abakahán. A hill covered with hemp-plants or suitable for growing hemp. Bankílan siá, kay abakahán kaáyo. He is wealthy or influential, because he owns large hemp-plantations.

A small fish of a reddish colour.

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