To be or become rather hard or dry, but not very dry; to be pliable or damp. Ang kusáhos walâ gid mag-ugá, kóndì naglamayó lang. The slice (of meat) has not become thoroughly dry, but only slightly so. Hálus naglamayó ang mga panápton nga inamidolán pinúnpun ko, kay daw matupâ ang ulán. As soon as the starched clothes were slightly dry, I gathered them in, because it looked as if it was going to rain.
Length, long duration; to be, become or make long, lengthy, protracted, long drawn out, prolonged, especially of time; to protract, prolong, drag on, last long. Nagláwig ang ámon paglakát. Our walk lasted a long time. Lawíga ang ímo pagtoón, agúd mag-álam ka gid. Prolong your studies so that you may become very learned. (see dúgay, lábà).
To move up and down, swing up and down, sag, yield, be resilient, bend, applied to a carrier's pole and the burden he carries, etc. Nagalúbiok ang íya tuangtuangán, kay mabúg-at ang íya kárga. His carrier's pole is bending, for his load is heavy. Palubioká ang ímo tuangtuangán, kay daw mamág-an ang dalá mo kon maglúbiok. Make your pole resilient, for the load seems lighter if it is yielding. Indì kamó magpúngkò nga madámò dirâ kay nagalúbiok ang bánkò. Don't so many of you sit down there, where the bench is yielding or sagging.
A prefix forming adjectives in three ways, namely:
3) by superadding the particle "in" which is placed before the first vowel of the root, e.g. malinapáson-omitting, neglecting the performance of; mabinalák-on-careful, concerned, interested; matinipígon-preserving, saving, guarding. (see lápas, balákà, típig).
N.B. Other formations of adjectives see under mag-, manog-, maki-.
A prefix used chiefly in the following ways:
1) to denote the active infinitive, e.g. Hándà na kamó maglakát? Are you now ready to set out? Malúyag akó magtán-aw sinâ. I want to see that. Magtuón ka magsulát sing maáyo. Learn to write well.
2) to form the active imperative, e.g. Maghalín ka dirâ. Be off. Go away from there. Magtúman ka siní. Do this. Fulfil this faithfully. Magkáon na kamó. Now, eat your meal. Go to dinner. Indì ka magbúhat sinâ. Don't do that. Dílì ka magsúgid sinâ sa íya. Don't tell him that.
3) To form the active negative with "índì", expressing a disinclination, objection or lack of intention, e.g. Indì akó magbayó. I am not going to pound rice. I will not pound rice. Nanáy, si Hosé índì magtúman sang ímo nga ginsógò. Mother, José is not doing-or-will not do what you told him. Dì (dílì) siá magtámbong, konó, sa ámon bádù. They say that he is not taking part in our entertainment.
4) To form the past active negative with "walâ". Walâ siá magabút. He did not come. Walâ siá magkádto dídto. He has not gone there. Walâ pa siá magpanyága. He has not had his dinner yet.
5) to form nouns (frequently by reduplicating the first syllable of the root, e. g. magtutúon-teacher (tuón); magbubúlung-doctor, physician (bulúng); magsusúlat-writer (sulát); mag-amáy-father; mag-anák-child, son, daughter; mag-ilóy-mother; magluyó-partner; etc. etc.