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baláka

Hiligaynon

The leaf-like sheath at the bottom of a bamboo branch where it springs from the stem.



balakáng

Hiligaynon

To spread the feet and legs wide apart in standing, sitting or lying. Nagabalakáng siá sa ganháan. He is standing at the door with his feet wide apart. Ibalakáng or balakangá ang tiíl mo. Straddle your legs. Aláng-álang man nga balakangán ko ang tanán nga buluhatón. It is impossible for me to do all the work. (Literally: it is impossible for me to stretch my legs astride all the work, to bestride all the work. (see bakâ, bakáng, barakáng).


balakì

Hiligaynon

To poise, to weigh in the hand, to judge or guess the weight of an object by holding it and moving it up and down. Balakía ang búgsò sang kárne. Weigh the piece of meat in your hand. Ginabalákì níya ang kabug-atón sang bombáy. He tried the weight of the onions in his hand. Figuratively: to balance, match. Ang bána nga mapíntas kag ang asáwa nga mahínay nagabalákì. The rough husband and the gentle wife compensate for each other. Ginabalákì sang Diós ang mga batásan sang magasawá. God balances the qualities of married folk.


baláking

Hiligaynon

(H) To raise, or lift up a little, clothes such as the skirt, the cassock or the like. Balakínga ang patádyong mo, kay madálum ang subâ. Raise your skirt a little, for the river is deep. Magbaláking ka sang sotána mo, agúd índì mabasâ. Lift your cassock a little, lest it should get wet. (see kalókos, kolókos-to tuck up the trousers or the like; baráking).


balálaw

Hiligaynon

A cover or lid made of palm-leaves. It is chiefly used on tuba-containers (baláding) to prevent the tuba from spilling when being carried to the market.


baláng-baláng

Hiligaynon

The pin that passes through the kaw-ít (a small rope) and connects the traces with the plough. (see paláy, tunúng).


balángtan

Hiligaynon

(H) Pasture, ground where animals, tied to a long tether, may graze. Iníng dútà walâ námon pagaúmha, kóndì ginagámit lang nga balángtan sang háyup. We are not tilling this piece of ground; we are using it as pasture only. (see bángot).


balántik

Hiligaynon

An insect often found in sweet potatoes, etc. It causes the infected part to become very bitter and unpalatable. Kamóti nga binalántik. Sweet potatoes infested with the insect balántik.


balásan

Hiligaynon

To bespeak, speak to, warn, forewarn, inform beforehand of a secret plan, a hidden scheme and the like. Ginbalasánan níya silá nga--. He told them beforehand that--. Balasáni siá sinâ. Warn him of that. Give him a hint of that or inform him of it beforehand. Binalasánan níla ang pagháwid kag pagbukás sang íya nga mga sulát. They agreed or conspired to retain and open his correspondence. Ibalásan mo akó sa íya siníng áton ginkasugtánan. Kindly inform him of this our agreement. Ipahibaló mo sa íya iní, agúd mabalasánan siá sang tanán nga takús níya buháton. Report this to him, that he may know what he should do or that he may be aware of everything and can make his arrangements accordingly.


balatikál

Hiligaynon

Anything that jams, squeezes or wedges an object so that it can be drawn out or removed only with great difficulty. Indì ka makahúnus sináng kawáyan, kay may balatikál. You cannot pull out this bamboo, for it is wedged in. (batikál).


baláw

Hiligaynon

(B) An interrogative particle having the meaning of: How can you think so? Do you imagine that--, unless--? Would one do this or act in such a way, if it were not--? Baláw makádto akó dídto, kon walâ akó sing kinahánglan? Do you imagine I would go there, unless I had a good reason? Baláw tagóon ko iní kón índì ákon? Can you think that I would hide or keep this, unless it were mine? (see balá).


balayón

Hiligaynon

Domestic, domesticated, accustomed to live in a house, applied to domestic animals like cats, dogs, poultry, etc. Applied to persons it means one who is much attached to the house, living nearly always within and going out but rarely, home-loving, stay-at-home. (baláy).


baláyong

Hiligaynon

A tree valued for the timber it yields.


bálbag

Hiligaynon

To shatter, splinter, crush, fracture, break an arm,-bone,-bamboo, or the like. Balbagá ang kawáyan. Crush the bamboo. Nabálbag ang túl-an sang batíis níya, kay naágyan sang ruéda sang isá ka mabúg-at nga káro. His shin-bone was shattered, for the wheel of a heavy wagon passed over it. Ginbálbag sang mga soldádo nga románhon ang mga túl-an sang duhá ka makáwat. The Roman soldiers broke the bones of the two thieves.


bálhin

Hiligaynon

Change, alteration, transformation, transfiguration, transmutation; to change, alter, become different from what one was before, transform, transfigure, transmute, metamorphose, transmogrify. Nagbálhin ang íya dágway. His form or figure changed. Magabálhin gid ang duág sang ímo báyò kon maulanán. The colour of your jacket will change, if it gets wet with rain. Indì mo pag-ibutáng iníng bíno sa ínit, kay básì mabálhin kag matáhaw. Don't place this wine in the heat, for it might change its flavour and lose strength. Dílì nínyo pagbalhinón ang amó nga pagbulút-an. Don't change that law. Don't alter or modify the provisions of that law. (see baléu, báylo).


balíbad

Hiligaynon

(H) Pretext, explanation, excuse, pretence, false plea, subterfuge, often just a story got up for the occasion; to find an excuse, to explain away, to have a pretext or story ready, to tell lies in order to get out of a scrape and the like. Indì ka magbalíbad sang ímo salâ. Don't try to excuse your fault. Anó ang balíbad mo? What excuse or pretext have you got? Indì mo akó pagbalibáran. Don't try to find excuses with me. Don't tell me stories. Don't try to explain. Nagabút siá sa baláy sa pagpakigkítà sa ímo; búsà walâ na ikáw sing ikabalíbad sa íya. He came to the house to see you; consequently you cannot excuse yourself any longer. Pabalibára akó. Excuse me. Ibalíbad mo akó. Kindly excuse me, find an excuse for me. Ginbalíbad níya ang ulán. He put it down to the rain. (see butíg, malí, pasúni).


balígyà

Hiligaynon

Selling, sale; to sell, dispose of by sale. Nagabalígyà ka siní? Are you selling this? Tagpilá ang pagbalígyà mo siníng mga lápis? For how much each do you sell these pencils? Ginabalígyà mo inâ? Do you sell that? Ibalígyà mo sa ákon iníng mga sapátos. Sell me these boots. Ibalígyà mo akó sinâ. Kindly sell that for me. Nabaligyaán kamí dídto siníng báka. This cow was sold to us there. Ginbaligyaán níla kamí siní. They sold it to us. (see patábà-to sell land: bakál-to buy).


balíli

Hiligaynon

A kind of tobacco, so named after the town of Barili, Cebu, where it is extensively grown.


balingíg

Hiligaynon

Not quite vertical, leaning-inclined, slanting; to lean a little, be inclined, etc. Kaína matádlung pa ang halígi, karón nagbalingíg na. A while ago the post was straight, now it has inclined a little. Pabalingigá ang halígi. Slant the post a little. (see hiláy, talingî, talingíg, tingíg).


balískog

Hiligaynon

Vertebra, spine, backbone, vertebral column: anything that stiffens or strengthens. Butangí iníng hénero sing balískog. Sew or add some stiffening to this cloth, (lest it should flap or hang loosely). (see báskug, tískug).


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