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Audacity, boldness, hardihood, temerity, insolence, venturesomeness, rashness, cheek, impertinence, daring, intrepidity. (see káhas).



Forest, wood, coppice, copse; collection of trees, wood, timber, lumber. (see káhoy).



Cackling; to cackle. Ang mungâ nagakákak. The hen cackles. (see kakáak, kurukutúk-to cluck).



Ticklishness, sensation produced by tickling. (see kalám).



Uncouthness, unsightliness, ungainliness, boorishness, clumsiness, awkwardness. (see kaliwâ, baksiwâ, bikwálon).



Brightness of colours, conspicuousness, condition of one dressed up in bright colours. (see kánang).



Slowness, retardation, a slow, tedious process. Ang pagkakúlang sang kasangkápan amó ang nanginkabangdánan sang kakánat sang íla pagpangabúdlay. Lack of tools was the cause of the slowness of their work. (see kánat).



Brightness, shine, lustre, polish. (see kánaw).



To put one's arms on or round another's shoulder. Nagalakát silá nga nagaagbayánay. They are walking with their arms round each other's shoulders. Agbayí siá. Place your arm on his shoulder. Indì ka magágbay sa íya. Don't put your arm on his or her shoulder. Paagbayón mo ang masakít. Let the sick person put his arm on your shoulder. Sa dakû nga kakáhas nagágbay siá sa kay Fulána, apang dáyon siá níya sinúmbag kag siníkway. With great boldness he put his arm on Miss N.N.'s shoulder, but immediately he received a slap from her and was repulsed with contempt.



Loose, slack, not tight, not well secured. (see halugakâ, halúg, halugâ, hugák, talungkakâ).



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.



Sorcerer, wizard, magician, one versed in superstitious practices. Also used as a verb. Ginbabaylanán sang babáylan ang masakít nga bátà. The sorcerer practised his art or performed his enchantments over the sick child. Ginpababaylanán sang ilóy ang íya masakít nga bátà. The mother got a conjurer to perform his superstitious rites over her sick baby. Ang babáylan kon magbinabáylan maíhaw sing manók ukón báboy kag mapatíkpátik sa pínggan. When the conjurer performs his superstitious rites he kills a chicken or pig and repeatedly strikes a plate. Nakakáon siá sing báboy nga binabaylanán. He ate some pork that had been subjected to superstitious rites.



A lie, a story, an untruth, a fib, prevarication; to lie, tell stories or untruths, prevaricate. Ginbákak lang níya inâ. That was a story invented by him. Dî mo siá pagbakákan. Don't tell him lies. Indì mo pag-ibákak inâ sa ibán. Don't tell those lies to others. (see butíg; N.B. bákak and bakákon seem to have been taken over from the Cebuano dialect).



On account of, by reason of, due to, because. Bangúd sinâ --. Therefore --. Bangúd sang íya katámad sa pagpangabúdlay napúto siá. On account of his being too lazy to work he became a bankrupt. Walâ akó makakarí sang simána nga tinalíkdan, bangúd nga nahilántan akó. I was unable to come here last week, because I had a cold or influenza. Bangúd sang madámol nga ulán índì kamí makapaúlì karón. Due to the heavy rain we cannot go home now. (see tungúd, kay).



To bulge, swell out, be stuffed full. Nagabát-al ang íya nga bólsa. His pocket bulges, is full. Guinpabát-al níya ang íya bólsa sang bukáka. He stuffed his pocket with ripe kamúnsel-fruit. Indì mo pagpabat-alón ang sáko sing támà, kay básì magísì. Don't cram the sack too much, for it might burst. (see báknal).



Pertaining to or mixed with bingá. Walâ akó makakáon, kay bingahón ang kán-on. I could not eat, for the rice was full of bingá.

bóbò, bôbô


To pour out or over. Ibó-bò ang tsá, túbig, etc. Pour out the tea, water, etc. Bobói siá sing túbig. Pour water over him. Ginbobóan (Ginbôboán) níla sing maínit nga túbig ang idô nga nakakáwat sang kárne. They poured hot water over the dog that stole the meat.



The cry of a hen. (see kákak, katákkaták-cackle; karakaták, kurukutúk-cluck).

búsà, búsa


(H) Therefore, for that reason, on that account. Iníng hénero mahál, búsà índì akó magbakál siní. This cloth is dear, therefore I will not buy it. Nagulan, búsà walâ akó makakarí. It rained and for that reason I could not come.



(Sp. España) Spain. (see Kakatsiláan).

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