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ka

Hiligaynon

A particle employed to connect a cardinal or ordinal numeral with a noun or with another numeral. "Ka" is also used after distributives, and after the indefinite "pilá", whenever the latter has the meaning of "how many" or "few", e.g. Duhá ka púlò ka líbo. Twenty thousand. Tátlo ka gatús ka líbo kà táo. Three hundred thousand men. Limá ka karabáw. Five buffaloes. Amó iní ang ikapúlò níla ka anák. This is their tenth child. Sa ikawaló ka (nga) ádlaw sa búlan sa Enéro. On the eighth day of January. Pilá silá ka táo? How many are they? Mga pilá lámang ka táo ang nagtalámbong. Only a few men attended. Nakabáton silá sing tagnapúlò ka mángmang. They received ten pesos each.



ka

Hiligaynon

(H) Personal pronoun, often used for ikáw-you (singular). Sín-o ka balá? Who are you? Diín ka makádto? Where are you going to? Ginbayáran ka na níya sang íya útang sa ímo? Has he paid you what he owed you?


ka

Hiligaynon

Short for maka-or naka-. Indì akó kakádto dídto. I cannot go there. (kakádto-makakádto). Kaabút (nakaabút) na siá dirí? Has he arrived? Has he come?


ka

Hiligaynon

A prefix of very wide use in the formation of abstract and collective nouns as well as of an exclamatory superlative which nearly corresponds in meaning to the English "How--!" e.g. álam-kaálam (wisdom, learning); písan-kapísan (diligence, application); píntas-kapíntas (cruelty); ángot-kaangtánan (connection); lábut-kalabtánan (participation, implication); uyáng-kahinguyángan (outlay, expenditure); bátà-kabatáan (childhood; children); baláy-kabalayán (houses, collection of houses); támad-katámad sa ímo! How lazy you are! Dásig-kadásig siníng kabáyo! How swiftly this horse runs! gáhud, galúng-kagáhud kag kagalúng sináng mga bátà! Oh, the noisiness and boisterousness of those children! lisúd-ay, kalisúd! Oh, what a heavy cross! After superlative adverbs like lakás, lám-ag, dúro, masyádo, támà, túman, etc. "ka" is either prefixed to the adjectives or takes the place of ma-, e.g. Dalók-greedy. Lakás kadalók. Very greedy. Layâ-dry. Masyádo kalayâ. Very dry. Maitúm-black. Lám-ag kaitúm. Very black. Madálum-deep. Dúro kadálum. Very deep. Matámbok-fat. Támà katámbok. Very fat. Dakû-large. Túman kadakû. Very large, etc.


ka

Hiligaynon

In modern Visayan ka-is quite frequently used instead of pagka-in the formation of abstract nouns from "ma-adjectives", e.g. kamatinoóhon (pagkamatinoóhon)-faith, credulity; kamatinahóron (pagkamatinahóron)-respectfulness, and many more.


a

Hiligaynon

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).


abâ

Hiligaynon

(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).


ában

Hiligaynon

To finish, take away or off (a loom or the like). Abána ang ákon háblon sa madalî nga saráng mahímò. Get my cloth off the loom as soon as possible. Ginában sang subâ ang ámon dútà. The river has washed away our land. Abánon mo na ang íya nga balayoón, kay nagtú-gon siá nga, kon maában na, ipadalá sa íya sa waláy lídan. Finish the cloth for making dresses, for she ordered it to be sent to her at once, when it was ready. Abáni akó sing duhá ka patádyong. Get me off the loom two native skirts, i. e. cloth sufficient for two such skirts called patádyong. Dílì makaában ang subâ siníng umá, kay may pángpang nga dínglì. The river cannot carry (wash) away this farm-land, for its bank is of hard sandstone. Naában na ang tátlo ka búlan sa napúlò nga inogbulúthù níya sa koléhyo. Three months have gone by already of the ten he has to study at college. Ginában níya ang dakû níya nga mánggad sa mga kalingáwlingáwan kag waláy pulús nga mga kahinguyángan. He spent his great wealth on diversions and useless extravagance. (see hingápus, hingapús, kúhà, búhin, áb-ab, etc.).


abáng

Hiligaynon

(B) Greediness, avarice, cupidity, covetousness; to be greedy or desirous of getting a larger share than others. Indì ka magpangabáng. Don't be greedy. (see pangunyádì, hákug, kágud, panginyáwat).


abáno

Hiligaynon

(Sp. habano) A cigar, especially one made by machinery, and sold by tobacconists (in contradistinction to the piokós-a home-made cigar, rolled by hand for private use). Bákli akó sing duhá ka abáno nga taglimá ka sentimós. Buy me two cigars of five centavos each. Indì akó makaúyon sang abáno kay matáb-ang; ginapasolabí ko gid ang piokós, kay labíng maísug. I do not like cigars sold by tobacconists, for they are too mild; I much prefer home-made cigars, because they are very strong, (see tabákò, tabakô, piokós).


abát-ábat

Hiligaynon

Dim. and Freq. of ábat. Also: to follow up, follow from place to place. Ginabátábat sang mga polís ang makáwat túbtub nga íla madakúp (nadakúp). The police followed the thief from place to place till they caught him. Abát-abáton nínyo ang duhá ka pamatán-on nga nagtabanáy túbtub nga ínyo makítà kag ibálik nínyo dirí silá nga duhá. Follow the two young people that have eloped till you find them and bring the two of them back here. (see sunúdsúnud).


abáy-abáy

Hiligaynon

Dim. and Freq. of abáy. Also: to meddle, put one's nose in, interfere. Indì ka magabáyabáy sinâ nga mga butáng. Don't meddle in those things. Don't put your nose in such matters. (see pahilabót, pasilabút, pakít-arakáng).


abír

Hiligaynon

(Sp. a ver) Let us see. Let us have a try. Hóo, abír, kon makabúhat ka sinâ. Yes, let us see, whether you can do that. (see tan-awón, ta, ipakítà, mo, tilawán, ta, etc.).


abisár

Hiligaynon

(Sp. avisar) To advise, send notice, notify, inform. Nagabisár ka sa íya? Did you inform him? Magsálig ka sa ákon, magaabisár gid akó sa íya. Trust me, I will certainly notify him. N. B. Abisár seems to be in use only in the active voice; for the passive abíso is commonly used.


áblaw

Hiligaynon

(B) Affability, friendliness; sociability; to be or become affable; friendly, sociable. Nagáblaw siá karón. He has become affable or sociable now. Naablawán akó sa íya. He seems to me to be very friendly. Ipakilála ko sa ímo si Fuláno, kay sa waláy duhádúha paga-*ablawán ka gid sa íya. I will introduce N.N. to you, for without doubt you will find him very sociable, agreeable, affable. (see búgno, mabinugnóhon, kaáblaw, kaabláwan, mainabláwon, etc.).


ábo

Hiligaynon

A kind of small fish, growing to about six inches in length, and supposed to be very lazy and sleepy; hence its name is often used to describe lazy and sleepy folks that are slow at their work, etc. Dáw ábo siá. He is like an àábo i. e. he is very lazy. Kaábo sa ímo! How lazy you are! Dáw ábo ka gid. You are just like an ábo. Ábo gid ang gwâ ta. The result of our undertaking is, was, or will be a complete failure.


abonár

Hiligaynon

(Sp. abonar) To advance, loan, let have-, allow-, on credit. Abonahí akó ánay sing napúlò ka pisos. Advance me ten pesos. Iabonár lang ánay sa ákon iníng mga sapátos. Let me have these boots on credit. Ipaabonár lang sa íya ang íya mga kilinahanglánon. Let him have on credit whatever he needs, (see paútang, pahulám).


abóy

Hiligaynon

Bent, curved, warped; to bend, to curve, to warp, kink. Ang mga manuglagarì nagalagárì sang káhoy sonô sang íya abóy. The sawyers are sawing the tree according to its curve. Nagaabóy ang kalát, ang mga soléras, ang bánkò, etc. The rope is kinked, the floor beams are warped, the bench is sagging in the middle, etc. Butangí ang bánkò sing duhá pa ka tiíl sa tungâ, agúd nga indì magabóy. Add two legs to the middle of the bench, so that it may not sag or bend. (see táboy, lúy-on).


ábri

Hiligaynon

(Sp. abrir) To unlock, unfasten, open; to begin, commence, said of schools, classes, sessions, meetings, etc. Abrihi ang puérta, ang bintánà, etc. Open the door, the window, etc. Naabrihán na ang mga kláse. Classes have commenced. Ang makáwat walâ makaábri sang káha. The thief could not unlock-, open-, the safe. Kon walâ ka sing yábi nga ikaábri sa ganháan, bingkalá na lang. If you have no key that can unlock the door, simply burst the door in. (see bukás).


abút

Hiligaynon

To arrive, come to, reach, to appear on the scene. Sán-o pa ikáw magabút? When did you arrive? Sán-o ikáw magaabút? When will you come? Abutan ko ikáw karón sa ímo balay. I will come to see you presently at your home. Inabután siá sing dakû nga kahádluk. Great fear came over him. Anó ang ginapaabút mo? What are you waiting for? Paabutón ta pa ang koríyo kag ugáling magpaúlì. Let us wait for the mail to come in and then go home. Maglakát ka na sing madásig, agúd makaabút pa ikáw dídto sa napát-ud nga táknà. Now, walk quickly, that you may reach there at the appointed hour.


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