Meaning of abô



(B) An exclamation denoting aversion, horror, contempt, emphatic denial or negation. Fie! Pshaw! Whew! Pook! Abô, butíg inâ. Pshaw, that's a lie! Abô, índî akó magpáti sinâ. Fie I don't believe that. Abô, pagkamalulúod siníng idô nga patáy kag inúdlan! Pooh what a horrible stench is coming from this dead and wormy dog. (see abá, abáw).



Ash, ashes; to treat with ash, apply ashes, use ashes; to turn into or become ashes. Abohí ang púsud sang bátà. Treat the baby's navel with ash. Nag-*abó ang ámon baláy sa kaláyo or ginabó sang kaláyo ang ámon balay. The fire burned our house to ashes. Abohán mo ang pínggan kag báso, agúd makúhà ang kadánlug. Clean the plate and glass with ashes, so that the greasy dirt may be removed. Ang abó nga ginpát-in sa áton mga ágtang sa ádlaw nga Miérkoles de Senísa (Ceniza) amó ang abó sang mga pálua (ráamos) nga nabenditáhan sang ádlaw nga Domingo de Rámos. The ashes with which our foreheads are marked on Ash-Wednesday are the ashes of the palms blessed on Palm-Sunday. Dílì mo pag-*ipaabó sa íya iníng mga tulún-an, kay bisán dumáan na may kapuslánan pa. Don't let him burn these books, for, though they are old, they are still of use. (see ágbon).



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.