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Desultory, rambling, passing from one thing or work to another and not completing any; to work by fits and starts, to do something in a desultory manner. Alók-alók nga pangóbra inâ. That is a poor, jerky way of working. Abáw, natápus na galî ang baláy nga ginalók-alók níla sa sulúd siníng limá ka túig. Why! They have actually finished the house at which they have been busy by fits and starts these last five years. Indì mo pagpaalók-alokón ang mga táo sa íla trabáho. Don't allow the men to slacken at their work. (see aláng-álang).



One who appears after death and haunts houses, etc.; a ghost, spectre, phantom, spirit, shade, wraith, spook, apparition; to appear after death, to haunt. Nakítà balá nínyo ang amalánhig? Have you seen the apparition? Si Fuláno, konó, nagaamalánhig sa íya baláy. N.N., they say, is haunting his house. May amalánhig iníng baláy. This house is haunted by a spectre. Indì ka magpáti sináng mga ginasugídsúgid nga mga amalánhig. Don't believe the stories about people who are said to have risen from the grave or who appear in-, haunt-, houses. (see amamánhig, malánhig, maránhig).



Care, attention, caution; to handle with care, to guard well or be careful with. Amligí ang bág-o nga kínke. Handle the new lamp with care. Ginamligán níya ang íya panápton, agúd índì mabulingán. He was careful with his clothes, lest they should become soiled. Iámlig akó ánay siní. Please take care of this for me. Paamligán mo sa íya ang mga báso, agúd nga dílì mabúong. Tell him to handle the glasses with care, lest they should be broken. Ipaámlig sa íya ang tanán nga mga galamitón sa baláy. Let him look carefully after all the furniture in the house. (see ándam, kaámlig, mainamlígon).



Contribution, mite, offering, donation; subscription; to contribute, subscribe, donate, pay a share, donate in common with others, etc. Magámot kamó. Contribute. You should contribute. Amóti nínyo ang simbáhan. Contribute for the church fund. Iámot iníng duhá ka mángmang sa mga nasunúgan sang íla baláy. Contribute these two pesos for the benefit of those whose houses were burned down. Amótan nínyo nga tátlo ang ákon báboy. The three of you should put your money together and buy my pig. May mga paámot sa madámù nga kinahánglan. Contributions are solicited for many needs. Paamóta siá sing madámù kay manggaránon man siá. Get him to contribute a good amount, for he is rich. Madámù ang walâ pa makahátag sang íla ámot. Many have not yet paid their contribution-or-subscription. Paamóti sa mga pumulúyò ang áton hospitál. Get the townspeople to give something in aid of our hospital. (see alamotán, umalamót, báyad, baláyran, tákay).



(B) To stay, live, take up one's abode. Nagaamoyóng silá sa umá. They are living at their farm. Ipaamoyóng ko ang ákon masakít nga bátà sa ínyo baláy sa umá, agúd magáyo ang íya balatían. I'll let my sick child stay with you at the farm, in order that it may recover from its sickness. Ang ámon baláy amô ang naamoyongán sang pilasón. Our house it was in which the wounded man took up his abode. Paamoyongá iníng makaloló-oy nga babáe sa ímo baláy. Allow this poor woman to stay at your house. (see lúntad, puyô).



Fragrance, etc. See amión.

-an, A suffix which goes to form nouns, adjectives, and verbs, and conveys the fundamental meaning of "the place where". Note: This meaning is very clear in place-names, e.g. Batoán-the place where there are stones, from bató-stone; Balásan-the place where there is sand, from balás-sand; Tigbáwan-the place where there is tígbaw-reed, from tígbaw-reed, etc.

NOUNS: I) Likóan-a turning, a lane, from likô-to turn aside; Tuburán-a spring, source, from tubúd-to trickle; Lapakán-a treadle, from lápak-to tread, etc.

2) The suffix-an in conjunction with the prefix ka-goes to form abstract and collective nouns, e.g. Kasugtánan-agreement, from sugút-to agree; Kakahóyan-forest, trees, from káhoy-tree, wood; Kabatáan-children, from bátà-child, baby; Kataóhan-men, mankind, from táo-man; Kabulúyhan-habit, custom, from buyó-to accustom, etc.

ADJECTIVES: Isganán-brave, powerful, from ísug-to be or become brave; Manggáran-rich, wealthy, from mánggad-wealth, property; Gamhánan-mighty, powerful, from gahúm-might, power; Pahóan-one who possesses many mango-trees, from páhò-a mango-tree, etc.

VERBS:-an goes to form what is called "the passive in-an", and denotes:

1) the place where an action (expressed by the root) is performed, e.g. Ang alipokpokán siníng bakólod pagapatindogán ko sang bág-o ko nga baláy. I will build my new house on the top of this hill. (patíndog-to erect, build). Amó iní ang lugár nga linúbngan níla sa kay Fuláno. This is the place where they buried (the body of) N.N. (lubúng-to bury).

2) the person for whose benefit, or to whose detriment, an action (expressed by the root) is performed, e.g. Ginbuhátan níya akó sing asálan. He made a roasting spit for me. (búhat-to make). Indì mo siá paghimóan sing maláin. Don't harm him. (hímò-to do, with maláin-to do harm).

3) an impression, affection, sensation, mental state, or the like, e.g. Natahumán akó sinâ. That impressed me with its beauty. That appeared to me quite nice, (tahúm-to be or become nice, beautiful). Nalas-ayán akó sa íya. I am disgusted with him. He is abominable to me. (lás-ay-to be or become insipid). Nagin-otán akó. I feel it sultry. (gínot-to be or become sultry). Ginaitumán akó siníng báyò. This dress (jacket)-looks black to me,-is too black for me. (itúm-to be or become black), etc.

N.B. It should be borne in mind that the context alone can determine the exact meaning of-an. "Naadlawán akó"-to quote only one example-means: "Full daylight was (came) upon me". But in connection with what may precede or follow this phrase can be translated in various ways, e.g. "I stayed till (late in the) morning". "I continued to do something without interruption till the sun stood high in the heavens". "I arrived in bright daylight (and came-too late,-too soon,-in time)". "I passed part of the day, or a full day", etc. Hence the translations given in this dictionary are not exclusive of other versions.



The definite article: The. Ang baláy. The house. Ang káhoy. The tree or wood. In many instances the Visayan language uses the definite article where it is left out in English, e.g. Ang Diós, ang lángit, ang pagkaláwat, ang bádlis, ang Manílà, ang Ameriká, ang pagkalipát, etc. God, heaven, Communion, Extreme Unction, Manila, America, forgetfulness, etc. (see si).



To look out of a window, watch, observe, gaze out, thrust out or pop out one's head, to visit, inspect, oversee, superintend. Anghawá kon sín-*o ang árà sa idálum. Pop out your head and see who is down there. Anghawí kamí dirí sa sílong sang baláy. Look down at us here underneath the house. Iánghaw sa ámon ang ímong nawóng. Show us your face. Walâ ka gid magánghaw sa ábyan mo nga nagmasakit. You have not visited your friend who has fallen sick. (see gáwa, láaw, lántaw, bísta, bisíta, dúaw).



A layer, stratum, course (of bricks, etc.); a sheet, board; pile, stack; to arrange by laying one thing on top of another, said of leaves, sheets, boards and the like. Anibá ang mga papél, tulún-an, tápì, etc. Lay the papers, books, boards, etc. nicely one on top of the other. Ianíb ang mga tápì sa idálum sang baláy-or-anibí ang idálum sang baláy sang mga tápì. Put the boards neatly one on top of the other on the ground-floor of the house. (see kamáda).



(B) An exclamation of joy, wonder or surprise. Aníng, nagabút ka galî! So you have really come. What a surprise! Kay sin-o ináng baláy nga tísà?-Kay Fuláno.-Aníng! Whom does that brick-house belong to?-It belongs to N.N-Is that so? I am astonished to hear it. (see abáw, abá, kananáks).



A sound or noise as of many, pattering, clattering, bickering, a medley of voices or sounds; to sound, make a noise or movement as of many at the same time or in quick succession. Ang balás nagaárak sa sim. The sand is pattering loudly on the zinc. Naarákan gid kamí sang mga lisó sa géra. During the war bullets constantly whirred about us. Ginpaarákan ang ámon baláy sing mga bató sang ámon matístis nga kaáway. Our spiteful enemy made our house resound with the number of stones he threw. (see bárak).



(B) To volunteer, to do something-of one's own free will,-of one's own accord, to move, stir, work without being told or without waiting for orders. Nagarukahík siá sa pagtígang, bisán walâ pa magabút si nánay níya. She boiled rice without waiting for the arrival of her mother. Akó lang nga isá ang nagaarukahík sa baláy, kay tanán silá nagamalasakít. I alone am up and working in the house, for all the rest are ill. (see matómató).



(Sp. asi, asi) So-so, indifferent, middling, mediocre; of no special value, ordinary, of the common run; to do light-heartedly, carelessly, thoughtlessly. Dílì siá así-así nga táo. He is no common man. He is better than the average. Sa pagpatíndog sing maáyo nga baláy dílì ígò ang isá ka así-así nga pánday, kóndì kinahánglan ang isá ka pánday nga sampáton. Not every common carpenter is fit for the erection of a good house, but an experienced or skilful one is required. Ginasí-así mo lang ang pagtokád sa matáas nga búkid. You ascended the high mountain quite light-heartedly, you went up the high mountain as if it were an everyday-trip.



Smoke, fume, reek; to smoke, emit smoke, to fume, reek; to fumigate, smoke out. Pasálpa ang pabílo, kay nagaasó. Turn the wick down, for it is smoking. Dílì mo pagpasablabón ang kaláyo, kóndi paasohá lang. Don't cause the fire to flare up, but let it simply smoulder. Paasohí (paáswi) ang baláy. Fumigate the house. Fill the house with smoke.



Spaced, spread out, not joined, not united, not together, not close to each other; to be or become separate or segregated from one another, etc. Sádto maíkit ang mga baláy siníng báryo, karón nagaták-aták na. Formerly the houses in this village were close together, now they are widely spaced. Ginaták-aták níla ang mga baláy. They spread the houses out singly with considerable distances between them. Aták-aták gid lámang dirí ang mga páhò, dílì gid pinúnsok. Mango-trees here are to be met with only one here and there, not in groups. Maáyo gid ang pagpaaták-aták sang mga baláy nga kawáyan kag nípà, kay kon gutúk sa minurô kag may kaláyo maúmid silá nga tanán. Houses made of bamboo and thatched with nípà should be spaced far from one another, for if they are close together within a village and a fire breaks out they will all be involved (in the calamity). (see atád-atád, putá-putá, malakâ, isáísa).



Having an átang or more than one, as in the case of large rooms with bamboo-flooring. Ang baláy ni Gabíno atángan, ang íya ni Andres dílì. Gabino's house has a plank across the middle of the floor, Andres' has none. (see átang, atáng).



That, that there. Indì ató ang baláy ni Fuláno. That is not N N.'s house. (see ádto, yádto).



Roof; to roof, roof in, cover with a roof, make a roof. Atpi (atopí) ang baláy. Put a roof on the house. Iatóp iníng kógon. Use this kogón-grass as roofing-material. Atóp nga sim. An iron roof. (see alátpan, alátpon).



(Sp. atrasar) To be-, do-, late, to postpone, put off. Nagatrasár siá sing duhá ka táknà (óras) sang íya pagpaúlì sa baláy. He went home two hours too late. Atrasahá sing diótay ang óras mo. Postpone a little the time you appointed. Indì mo siá pagpaatrasahón. Don't cause him to be late. Don't retard him. (see atrasádo, kulihót, olíhi, olihí).



Facing, position in front of, foreground, vis-a-vis. Sa íya atubángan. In his presence. In front of him. Sa atubángan sang baláy. Before-, in front of-, the house. (see tamparán).

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