List of Hiligaynon words starting with the letter L - Page 3

labáy

Hiligaynon

A polite excuse for interrupting a conversation or for introducing a new topic. Labáy man ang ákon, sán-o ka pa dirí? Excuse me for interrupting, when did you arrive here?



lábay

Hiligaynon

To catch or ensnare by means of a rope. See lábang. Labáya-labánga.


lábay

Hiligaynon

To girdle-, ringbark-, a tree. Labáya ang páhò, agúd maglúmpaw. Ringbark the mango tree so that it may wither.


labáy

Hiligaynon

To pass, flit through; go by. Naglabáy sa ákon painóíno nga--. The thought flitted through my mind that--. (see labád, lubás, lígad).


labáy-labáy

Hiligaynon

Changeable, capricious; erratic, fickle, variable, ever changing the-, or introducing a new-, subject. Labáylabáy ang íya sugilánon. His conversation is erratic, ever changing and changing about.


Dim. and Freq. of labáy. Also: to pass to and fro, shake from side to side, brandish, flourish, wave. Nagalabáylábay siá sang íya bastón. He is waving his stick (as a signal). Ginlabáylabáyan níya kamí sing binángon. He brandished (shook, flourished) a bolo at us (as a threat). Ang bátà nagalabáylábay sa ámon luyó, kay buút nga hatágan sang ámon kalanónon. The boy is circling around us, because he would like to be given some of our eatables. (see balábad, barumbáda).


lábhag

Hiligaynon

Weal, bruise, mark of a whip or the like; to form a weal, leave a mark or weal. Naglábhag sa láwas níya ang ági sang bilogón. The stroke of the rod left a mark upon his body. Nalabhagán siá sang búnal. He has the marks of a whipping on him. Búnal nga walâ sing lábhag. A whipping without weals i.e. anything that severely hurts the feelings or sensibilities without bodily pain. (see labúd).


lábhan

Hiligaynon

From labá.


lábhang

Hiligaynon

The larger fragments of rice-husks or rice-chaff separated from the grain by pounding, bran; the smaller fragments are called "líntok" and both together "upá".


labhangón

Hiligaynon

Full of, or mixed with, chaff called "lábhang". Bugás nga labhangón. Rice mixed with chaff.


labí

Hiligaynon

More, most, very much, in a higher or highest degree, exceedingly, especially, to exceed, surpass. Labí nga maáyo-or-labíng maáyo nga--. It is best-or-it would be best if--. Malúyag man siá magpadáyon sang íya pagtoón sa Ilóngílong, ápang labî pa gid sa Manílà. He wants to continue his studies in Iloilo, but he would much prefer to do so in Manila. Maghigúgma ka sa Diós labí sa nga tanán. Love God above all things. Ang mga labíng lutáw nga táo siníng bánwa--. The most prominent people in this town--. Sín-o sa íla nga duhá ang labíng but-ánan? Which of the two is more prudent? Ang íya nga kagayón daw sa dílì malabihán. It seems as if her beauty can scarcely be surpassed. Maáyo nga magdúaw ka sa íya, labí na gid kay--. It would be well for you to visit him, especially as--. Ang labíng madalî, labíng maáyo. The sooner, the better. Ang labíng malípot nga hámbal amó ang labíng maáyo. The shorter the speech the better. (see kapín).


labí-lábi

Hiligaynon

Dim. and Freq. of labí. Also: A foetus or embryo miscarried during the early stages of development. (see palabílábi-to be haughty, stuck up, etc.).


lábiaw

Hiligaynon

To thin out, etc. See lábyaw.


labihánon

Hiligaynon

Eminent, special, chief, preferential, excellent, foremost, privileged. (see labí).


lábiog

Hiligaynon

To flick, flip, etc. See lábyog.


labít

Hiligaynon

The string of the tongue, fraenum linguae, the fold or membrane that binds down the tongue.


labít-lábit

Hiligaynon

The wattle (of fowls, etc.).


láblab

Hiligaynon

To wash away, undermine, eat away, etc. See áb-ab, kábkab id.


lábni

Hiligaynon

To take, seize, appropriate. Ginlábni níya ang ákon líbro, káy dúmdum níya nga íya. He took my book, thinking it was his. Nakalábni siá sang lápis. He seized the pencil. (see lábnit, sábnit, kúhà). N.B. Lábni has also at times the meaning of "lámang"-to take something by mistake thinking the object taken to be one's own.


lábnit

Hiligaynon

To snatch, seize furtively or stealthily. Labnitá ang kálò níya. Snatch his hat. (see sábnit).


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