Something in sight, at hand, something that turns up, ready for use, way of earning a livelihood. Walâ siá sing mát-an kag sáp-an. There is (was) nothing (no means, work, help, etc.) in sight for his need and he has (had) nowhere to go to for shelter or protection. (see matá, palangitán-an, paaliwánsan, dalángpan, aláypan, pangítà).
From matá. See máthan id.